Hurma Project 2020 Research Conference


Hurma Project 2020 Research Conference

Friday, January 10 – Saturday, January 11, 2020

American Islamic College, 640 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL  60613

Our Hurma Project Research Conference for 2020 is closed, we look forward to hosting other conferences in the future.

Conference Schedule:

FRIDAY – Public Lecture (free & open to all, but registration is required)

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Ingrid Mattson: The Hurma Project: Upholding the Sacred Inviolability of Each Person who is Present in Muslim Spaces

 

SATURDAY – Research Papers (free & open to those whose application to register has been approved)

9:00 am – 9:30 am Ingrid Mattson: Welcome & Agreement on ‘Ground Rules’

 

9:30 – 10:45 – Panel One: The Impact of Spiritual Abuse – Moderated by Muslema Purmul

  • Ameera Begum: Nightmare on ʿIlm Street: Impact of Spiritual Abuse on Adult Muslims
  • Rania Awaad & Tabish Riaz: Insights into the Psychological Sequelae of Spiritual Abuse

 

10:45 – 11:00 – Break

 

11:00 – 12:15 – Panel Two: Imams & Chaplains Maintaining Healthy Boundaries – Moderated by Sohaib Sultan

  • Muhammad Abuelezz: Canadian Imam-Counsellors’ Experiences & Perceptions of Dual Relationships: A Qualitative Study
  • Seher Siddiqee: Transgressing Boundaries: A Case Study of Chaplain & Student Relationships
  • Abdul-Malik Merchant: How Muslim Men can Provide Safe & Compassionate Pastoral Care to Women

 

12:15 – 1:15 – Dhuhr & Lunch Break

 

1:15 – 2:30 – Panel Three: Gendered Dimensions of Abuse & Recovery – Moderated by Munir Shaikh

  • Sobia Ali-Faisal: How Muslim men’s conceptualizations of masculinity serve as barriers and facilitators to addressing sexual harassment, coercion, and violence within our communities [by video]
  • Sabha Sajjad-Hazai: Polygamy and Secret Marriages in Canada
  • Arij Elmi: Unilateral Forgiveness and Self-Efficacy amongYyoung Muslim Women

 

2:30 – 2:45 – Asr & Break

 

2:45 – 3:45 – Panel Four: Analysis from Islamic Law & Ethics – Moderated by Feryal Salem

  • Mariam Sheibani: Ethical Assessment of Functionally Temporary and Secretive Marriages
  • Response by Zaynab Ansari & Discussion

 

3:45 – 5:00 – Panel Five: Community Education & Advocacy – Moderated by Dilnaz Waraich

  • Nadiah Mohajir & Sameera Qureshi: Responding with Rahma: Removing Roadblocks for Muslim Survivors of Sexual Violence
  • Yasmin Hussain, Najla Kanaan & Zahara Sheikh: Addressing Spiritual Abuse and Exploitation within Muslim Spaces

 

5:00 – 6:00 – Maghrib Break & Dinner

 

6:00 – 7:30: Panel Six: Models & Practices of Accountability – Moderated by Mihad Fahmy

  • Sumaira Akhtar: Checked & Balanced: Managing Authority & Accountability in Institutions & Communities
  • Haytham Soliman: An Adjudication Framework for Balancing Between the Rights of the Claimant & the Accused in Cases of Abuse by Muslim Clergy
  • Alia Salem & Sehla Ashai: FACE Investigations – Purpose, Method, Learnings

 

7:30 – 7:45 – Break

 

 7:45 – 8:30 – Mihad Fahmy: Fundamentals of a Fair Investigation

 

8:30 – 9:00 – End of conference wrap-up

*The Hurma Project is supported by many generous donors including: Pillars Fund, Waraich Family, Mirza Family and El-Hibri Foundation.

Hurma Project 2020 Research Conference Poster
Hurma Project 2020 Research Conference Schedule