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

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.

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