Peace at Home: The Power of Change is in Our Hands

ICNA Relief and CAIR Philadelphia proudly present a one-day symposium on what it takes to build a healthy, happy family.

October 21 2017 | 9 AM – 3 PM | Masjidullah
Registration: $10


What does it take to create a happy family when modern life threatens to overwhelm us?

This symposium brings together experts who will present ideas that can easily be put to use in your own home to bring families closer together and build stress-free, strong, healthier, happier relationships where everyone flourishes and even the teenager treasures family time.

The aim of the presentations and workshops is to:

  • Build a spousal relationship foundation
  • Become a better parent
  • Manage family members’ behavioral issues
  • Enhance child-parent connection

This symposium was brought forth after a presentation by ICNA Relief’s Dana Winsey-Mohamed at the May 2016 Muslim Leadership Meeting. The presentation (“Domestic Violence, Breaking the Silence”) highlighted various types of abuse, with statistics illustrating how domestic abuse is present in all communities, ethnicities, religions, and socio-economic levels. Sister Dana’s presentation also brought to light many challenges within the home that negatively impact the relationship between husband and wife, as well as between parent and child(ren).

Following Sister Dana’s talk, it was apparent that more needed to be done to communicate openly about these problems, as well as explore ways of prevention through education on key topics like conflict resolution, communication skills, peaceful parenting, and alternatives to anger.

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9:00 am – 9:45

9:45 – 9:55

9:55 – 10:00
Welcoming Remarks

10:00 – 12:00 pm
Presentations (Speaker Info)

12:00 – 1:00

1:00 – 2:00

2:00 – 3:00
General Discussion

3:00 – 3:05

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View Speaker Bios

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Facilitator Reflection, Discussion, and Application Session Title
Shirley Jones Abdus Shakur The benefits and blessing of being kind in the home
Dr. Rashidah Abdul-Khabir Support systems for domestic violence victims
Khalid Iqbal Recognizing and preventing domestic violence
Herman “Abdus Salaam” Davis Domestic violence, forgiveness, and self esteem
Rabab Alma Addressing the nature of parent-teen conflicts
Sahir Muhammad Practical steps to address marriage, divorce, and other social ills in the Muslim Community
Mariam Abuawadeh Addressing the needs of a child witnessing or experiencing trauma, violence at home or in the neighborhood
Kameelah Rashad TBA

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Venue Parking

Masjidullah (7401 Limekiln Pike, Philadelphia View Google Map for Directions) has a 126-spot parking lot and ample street parking nearby. It is within walking distance from SEPTA bus stops on routes 6, 16, 22, and XH.

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