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Do Non-Profits Make Profits?

Do Non-Profits Make Profits?

The term “non-profit” is misleading because it implies that these organizations do not have “extra” money. Those not familiar with non-profit or business nomenclature tend to think that non-profits do not make a lot of money or do not have excess revenue.  This article will break down what a non-profit actually is and why it …

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Making Sense of Islam podcast: On abuse in sufi tariqas and recovery

Making Sense of Islam podcast: On abuse in sufi tariqas and recovery

Ep. 77: “In Shaykh’s Clothing” Danya Shakfeh & Danish Qasim In this podcast, Danya and Danish focus on spiritual abuse in Sufi Tariqas and discuss different tactics of manipulation and abuse, the struggles people go through in spiritual groups, and what it means to trust religious institutions. Also mentioned are some ways In Shaykh’s Clothing …

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Physical Beatings and Sexual Abuse in Islamic Schools

Physical Beatings and Sexual Abuse in Islamic Schools

This article was first posted in MuslimViews. Danish discusses beatings and sexual abuse in Islamic Schools.   Confronting Spiritual Abuse at our Islamic Institutions DANISH QASIM   SPIRITUAL abuse is any type of abuse (emotional, physical, sexual, financial) that occurs within a religious setting. It is particularly damaging because, in addition to the effects commonly …

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Danish Qasim Interviews Local Scholar and Female Mentor Ammarah Bholat

Danish Qasim Interviews Local Scholar and Female Mentor Ammarah Bholat

Ustadha Ammarah was born and raised in Los Angeles CA. At a young age she travelled to England to pursue an Alimiyyah degree in Islamic Sciences. Over the next 6 years she studied Tafsir, Hadith, Fiqh, Aqeedah, Usul (foundations of jurisprudence), Arabic Grammar and gained guidance from many esteemed scholars of England. During this time …

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When Abusers Die

When Abusers Die

“Take yourselves to account before you are taken to account, and weigh your actions before they are weighed for you.” – Umar Al-Khattab رضي الله عنه Death Does Not Absolve Abuse Throughout the Quran, Allah tells us that we will be held accountable on the Day of Judgment. Getting away with a crime in this …

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#AllMen….? Is Abuse a Gendered Battleground?

#AllMen….? Is Abuse a Gendered Battleground?

It is common to see general slogans of ‘if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem’ in many social justice circles. This is an incredibly arrogant and self-righteous standard. This manifests in the #metoo culture with the hashtag #allmen.  That is, that all men are responsible or otherwise complicit …

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The Rehab Wife

The Rehab Wife

During the course of my work, I have been made aware and given direct knowledge of numerous incidents involving someone of religious standing discovered to have serial illicit relationships. Here I am not writing about sexual assault or secret marriages.  The focus of the article will be on serial illicit relationships, whether from a lack …

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