Further Reading

Further Reading

A Warning To The Muslim Community And A Call To End Complaisance Culture Article
Things that Shatter: A Memoir. Winner of the 2019 Daybreak Press Book Award for Best Non-fiction Biography/Memoir, Things That Shatter is a “superbly written… honest, gritty… page-turner will have you either nodding sagely as you recall your own experiences or making a map of what to avoid – but either way you’ll be in awe of Kaighla, her son, and their journey.” Book
Ahmad, Sidrah. “I was pulled from sex ed class, did not learn about my body and was abused.” The Toronto Star. July 12, 2018. Article
Association of Muslim Chaplains. “Code of Ethics.” Code of ethics
Ansari, Zaynab Abdul-Razacq. “Blurred Lines: Women, “Celebrity” Shaykhs and Spiritual Abuse,” published online May 27, 2015. Article
Ansari, Zaynab Abdul-Razacq. “Drawing a Line in the Sand: Student-Teacher Relationships in the Digital Age,” published online May 30, 2015. Article
Daigle, Chelby. “Understanding Spiritual Abuse: an Interview with Salma Abugideiri,” Muslim Link, published online August 12, 2018. Article
Fadel, Mohammad. “Not all Marriages are Equal: Islamic Marriage, Temporary Marriage, Secret Marriage and Polygamous Marriage,” published online March 13, 2016. Article
FaithTrust Institute. “Abuse By Clergy FAQs.” FAQs Page
Heart Women & Girls. “Let’s Talk about Sex: A Muslim Parents Guide to “the Talk” with their Kids.” Guide

Heart Women & Girls and the Muslim American Women’s Policy Forum. “Removing Roadblocks: Examining Barriers to Justice & Healing to Build More Victim-Centric Services for Muslim Survivors of Sexual Assault, 2017.

Policy Forum Publication

Karamah -Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights. “What Do We Have to Hide? The Islamic Principle of “Satr” and Cultural Bias.”

Human Rights Publication

Mattson, Ingrid. “Gender and Sexuality in Islamic Bioethics,” in Islamic Bioethics: Current Issues and Challenges. Ed. Alireza Bagheri and Khalid Alali. Intercultural Dialogue in Bioethics, vol. 2, 2017.

Islamic Bioethics Publication 

Shaikh, Ahmed. “The Ethics of Muslim Charisma: A Proposal for Leadership Standards,” published online October 18, 2017.


The Family and Youth Institute. The FYI Spiritual Abuse Toolkit.


The Threshold Society. “Ethics Agreement.”

Ethics Agreement Page

Mushtaq, Samaiya. “On Power, Boundaries, and the Accountability of Imams.”


Trauma-Informed Care.

Resource Page
In Shaykh’s Clothing – Overcoming Spiritual Abuse:  resources for identifying and overcoming spiritual abuse in the Muslim community. Resources Page