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Hurma Project Podcast

 

Ingrid Mattson and Mihad Fahmy interview imams, chaplains, therapists, and other experts about how to prevent and respond to violations of trust and spiritual abuse in Muslim spaces. Hurma is an Islamic term meaning the sacred inviolability of persons.

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Nadiah Mohajir, MPH, is a public health professional, co-founder, and Executive Director of  HEART ( Sex education and advocacy for Muslims | HEART To Grow), a sexual health and sexual violence prevention organization for Muslims. Since 2009 HEART has been supporting survivors of sexual assault and educating the Muslim community about research-based solutions to prevention and risk-reduction. In this conversation Nadiah describes the barriers victims face to disclosing abuse and how friends, family, and others can provide helpful support to those who......

A discussion with Dr. Rania Awaad about the series of psychological impacts of spiritual abuse including grooming, moral confusion, nonresistance to prolonged abuse and failure to report. Based on her co-authored paper with Dr. Tabish Riaz for the 2020 Hurma Project Research Conference: https://hurmaproject.com/research/articles/ About Dr. Rania Awaad Dr. Rania Awaad, M.D., is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Stanford University School of Medicine where she is the Director of the Muslim Mental Health Lab and Wellness Program......

The second part of our discussion with Dr. Rania Awaad about the series of psychological impacts of spiritual abuse including grooming, moral confusion, nonresistance to prolonged abuse, and failure to report. Based on her co-authored paper with Dr. Tabish Riaz for the 2020 Hurma Project Research Conference: https://hurmaproject.com/research/articles/ About Dr. Rania Awaad Dr. Rania Awaad, M.D. is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Stanford University School of Medicine where she is the Director of the Muslim Mental Health Lab and Wellness Program and......

Imams of mosques in North America spend the majority of their time counseling community members, but counseling in this context is generally undefined. Many imams do not have the opportunity for proper training in counselling, and are often left unsupervised and unsupported in this work, making them, and their congregants, vulnerable to ethical violations and spiritual harm. About Imam Abuelezz  Muhammad Abuelezz is currently the Imam of Rose City Islamic Center in Windsor, ON, Canada. He has a master’s degree in Islamic......

Licensed Professional Therapist Salma Abugideiri explains the dynamics of power and vulnerability and the importance of setting healthy boundaries in professional relationships, including between religious teachers, imams, and counselors. About Salma Abugideiri Salma Elkadi Abugideiri is a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice in Virginia, who specializes in couples counseling and the treatment of trauma. She is the primary trainer and founding Board member of Peaceful Families Project, which, for over twenty years, has been conducting research and providing training for Muslim communities on domestic violence. She......

A continuation of our conversation with Licensed Professional Therapist Salma Abugideiri. She explains the dynamics of power and vulnerability and the importance of setting healthy boundaries in professional relationships, including between religious teachers, Imams, and counselors. About Salma Abugideiri Salma Elkadi Abugideiri is a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice in Virginia, who specializes in couples counseling and the treatment of trauma. She is the primary trainer and founding Board member of Peaceful Families Project, which, for over twenty years, has been conducting research and providing......

Imam Abdul-Malik digs deeper into some of the nuances of pastoral care, and explains the dynamics of transference and countertransference in a counseling relationship. About Imam Abdul-Malik Merchant: After studying traditional Islamic Studies for nearly a decade in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, Abdul-Malik Merchant returned to America with his wife and children to serve as an Imam in a large ethnically diverse community in the Boston area. While serving he completed his Masters of Theological Studies focusing on practical theology at......

Ingrid Mattson, Mihad Fahmy and Maram Albakri wrap up the season with your questions and comments, a discussion of some of their key learnings, and a look ahead at Season Two of the Hurma Project Podcast.   The following transcript has been edited for fluency. Ep. 8 Season One Finale [SHOW MELODY FADES IN] Dr. Ingrid Mattson: Hello, assalamu alaykum, welcome to the Hurma Project Podcast, a show where we seek to close the gap between our Islamic values and......

The Hurma Project Podcast is looking for your feedback Looking for Feedback Transcription Dr. Ingrid Mattson: Assalamu alaykum, Hurma Project podcast listeners. This is Dr. Ingrid Mattson coming to you after our Ramadan hiatus, which turned out to be a Ramadan and Shawwal hiatus. So we pray that you enjoy that blessing month of prayer and fasting and prayer and the months to follow and that you are doing well. We wanted to let you know that we’re coming back......

The Hurma Project Podcast team wishes everyone a blessed Ramadan. We will be back after Eid inshaAllah. Organizations mentioned (you can click on each organization to be taken to their webpage): Peaceful Families Project Heart: Heart to Grow Face: Facing Abuse in Community Environments Ramadan Hiatus Transcription Dr. Ingrid Mattson: Ramadan Mubarak. This is Dr. Ingrid Mattson and I’m just letting you know that we will have a hiatus for Ramadan so that we can all focus this month inshaAllah......

Episode 2: Dr. Rania Awaad, Spiritual Abuse, Part 2

The second part of our discussion with Dr. Rania Awaad about the series of psychological impacts of spiritual abuse including grooming, moral confusion, nonresistance to prolonged abuse, and failure to report. Based on her co-authored paper with Dr. Tabish Riaz for the 2020 Hurma Project Research Conference: https://hurmaproject.com/research/articles/ About Dr. Rania Awaad Dr. Rania Awaad, M.D. is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Stanford University School of Medicine where she is the Director of the Muslim Mental Health Lab and Wellness Program and Co-Director of the Diversity Clinic. (Click here to be redirected the Muslim Mental Health Lab). She is also the Clinical…

Episode 1: Dr. Rania Awaad, Spiritual Abuse, Part 1

A discussion with Dr. Rania Awaad about the series of psychological impacts of spiritual abuse including grooming, moral confusion, nonresistance to prolonged abuse and failure to report. Based on her co-authored paper with Dr. Tabish Riaz for the 2020 Hurma Project Research Conference: https://hurmaproject.com/research/articles/ About Dr. Rania Awaad Dr. Rania Awaad, M.D., is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Stanford University School of Medicine where she is the Director of the Muslim Mental Health Lab and Wellness Program and Co-Director of the Diversity Clinic. (Click here to be redirected the Muslim Mental Health Lab). She is also the…