On July 28th, 2014, I visited with Smith College's School for Social Work staff, faculty and students. It was a full day complete with meetings, consultations, and an evening presentation on Caring for Muslim Clients. It was a wonderful way to spend my 'Eid--addressing both the needs of Muslim clients and the needs of those who … Continue reading Caring for Caregivers
Throughout the year, the Smith College School for Social Work Program "offers a wide range of conferences, lectures and seminars [...] in response to the training needs of today's clinician. Each year, the school is honored to host some of the finest helping professionals through its Summer Lecture Series" (cited from website). The Summer Lecture … Continue reading Lecture at Smith College School for Social Work
My latest article has been published by The Muslim World Journal (Vol. 103, Issue 4). It is an academic review of Dr. Sherman Jackson's Sufism for Non-Sufis?: Ibn ῾Aṭā᾽ Allāh al-Sakandarī's Tāj al-῾Arūs. Those wishing to read it may access the article through an online journal database or at their local university.
The Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC) will be hosting its 2014 conference in Winnipeg. As with each year, this national conference will feature workshops, lectures, and other activities led by spiritual care researchers, scholars, and clinicians from across Canada. I encourage my fellow chaplains (and those interested) to check it out as it will … Continue reading CASC Conference – 2014
Inspired by the Beloved ﷺ A Professional and Spiritual Retreat for Muslim Chaplains and Social Workers Emmanuel College 75 Queen's Park Crescent, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1K7 Room 119 (first floor, lecture hall across from the main offices) Saturday, November 16, 9-5pm Organizers: Your local Muslim chaplains and social workers Retreat Objectives: To discuss and reflect … Continue reading Retreat for Muslim Chaplains & Social Workers
Check out this latest article by Amira Elghawaby, a human rights coordinator for CAIR.CAN and a freelance journalist. Elghawaby's article speaks to the active engagement of Muslim presenters and attendees (including myself =) ) at the annual conference for the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC).
I feel honored that my conversion story has been translated into Thai and included into a book entitled New Muslims in the West, #3. My story is deeply personal, but I decided to share it online several years ago at the request of a good friend. Knowing that it is now being shared with men … Continue reading Conversion Story Available in Tai
My latest article has been published by the Association of Muslim Chaplains (AMC). I was honored to receive the invitation to contribute and decided to speak about one of my favorite parts of being a Muslim Chaplain: Serving in Diversity. Click here to read the article on the Association of Muslim Chaplains' site.
"Daily reflections, reminders and stories about our beloved Prophet Muhammad sallaAllahu ‘alayhi wasalam throughout the blessed month of Rabi’ al-Awwal 1433 on Healing Hearts..."
Dear Friend, Neighbor, Community Leader and Person of Faith: I would like to invite you to a special event. There is no doubt that Islamophobia is on the rise, and that it has only led to greater problems within our national and local community. Some of these problems include attacks on religious centers and American Muslims, … Continue reading Windows to Islam: A Look Inside Islam this June 2011