About Us

About Us

Danish Qasim, Founding Director

Danish Qasim is the founder of In Shaykh’s Clothing. He has 13 years experience working with victims of spiritual abuse. Danish began  a formal study of the Islamic sciences locally in 2006. Upon graduating in 2010 from U.C. Berkeley, he dedicated himself to full time traditional Islamic studies. His places of study include Teumerat, Mauritania, USA, and Istanbul. His areas of studies include fiqh, aqida, mantiq, hadith, tasawuf, and tafseer. Danish teaches these sciences privately. He is also well experienced in community work, Muslim leadership training, and Muslim youth development. In 2019 he finished his Masters focusing on spiritual abuse.



Danya Shakfeh, Co-Founder

Danya is an attorney has been selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for the years 2015-2021, an honor awarded to less than 2.5% of attorneys. She conducts legal seminars on topics including business law, litigation, and conflict resolution.  She has published several legal articles including the widely circulated “Using Legal Analysis to Address Claims of Spiritual Abuse” in the magazine of International Cultic Studies Association magazine.
She is also a monthly contributor to the Patch, an online publication where she provides her insight into legal issues.

Danya is skillful in collecting evidence and testimony, sifting through evidence to determine the veracity of claims, and conflict resolution

Danya has been heavily involved in various Islamic organizations as a student, volunteer, and board member for over a decade. In her years involved, she witnessed a lot of corruption and began addressing it by authoring policies and procedures institutions can adopt to prevent and address spiritual abuse, and providing legal services and advocating for women who were victims of spiritual abuse.

Danya has her law practice in Illinois where she she resides with her husband and three children.


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