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Muslim teens counter Islamophobia

Program Supports US Muslim Teens in Face of Islamophobia

High school senior Sara Shohoud still remembers her first incident of Islamophobia. She was in first grade. “This girl told me I was going to hell because I’m Muslim,” Shohoud told kqed.com. “I didn’t know how to counter it. I was so young,” the 18-year old said. “And now, I just keep quiet.” The Sunnyvale …

Do You Have Abusive Parents? Here Are 4 Things You Can Do

Do You Have Abusive Parents? Here Are 4 Things You Can Do

In this counseling answer: • One reason might be that your parents themselves were victims of parental abuse. • The best would be if you called theNational Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-422-4453. There is another hotline for Muslims in particular calledMy Help Hotline, 1-8448-HELPER (1-844-843-5737). • Think of a place at home you can go to …

Ibtihaj Muhammad Turns Bullying Experiences Into New Children's Book - About Islam

Ibtihaj Muhammad Turns Bullying Experiences Into New Children's Book

Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad has turned bullying experience at a young age to a children’s book, showing little girls it was okay to wear hijabs to school, WBUR reported. “I hope that they see themselves in this work,” Muhammad said, adding that the book teaches other children to “celebrate one another despite our differences.” Muhammad’s …

I Pretended I Was a Hindu to Escape from Bullying

I Pretended I Was a Hindu to Escape from Bullying

In this counseling answer: • I would advise thatin sha’ Allahyou also speak with your Imam about what is going on in your community as far as being Muslim and being bullied. • Speak to your parents. • Get counseling. • Cut off relations with this boy and focus on building up your self-esteem and …

I Have Daydreams & Anxiety Because of Bullying

I Have Daydreams & Anxiety Because of Bullying

In this counseling answer: • It seems that you may have somePTSDgoing on. Dreaming about the trauma and re-living it are partial symptoms. • Please seek help from a CBT therapist. • You join a support group for adult victims of bullying. • Go into prayer instead and pour your heart out to Allah (swt). …

Group Releases Anti-Bullying Back-to-School Guide for Muslim Students - About Islam

Group Releases Anti-Bullying Back-to-School Guide for Muslim Students

Preparing Muslim students for schools, a local American Muslim civil rights group has released a new guide to help Muslim students know their rights and counter bullying, Maryland Matters reported. “Every child deserves to feel safe and supported in their learning environment, and that includes Muslim students,” Zainab Chaudry, Director of Maryland Outreach office of …

How to Deal with Bullies?

How to Deal with Bullies?

In this counseling answer: • Remember that you are not the one that is accountable for her behavior. You are only accountable for how you respond to it. • Allah (swt) tells us in the Qur’an to respond for evil with that which is better.So at the very least, simply not responding to her at …

Stop a Bully

How to Stop a Bully?

Bullying is a distinctive pattern of harming and humiliating others, specifically those who are in some way smaller, weaker, younger or in any way more vulnerable than the bully.

Edmonton Muslim Author Challenges Bullying in New Book - About Islam

Edmonton Muslim Author Challenges Bullying in New Book

Devastated by the news of the suicide of a young Muslim child in Calgary, an Edmonton life coach has published her first children’s book to help children and their parents counter bullying. “I wanted to do something,” Samira Hamana, a certified life coach and author of the book, told Edmonton City News. The main character …

Bullied

Sensitive Nephew Being Bullied By Elder Brother, Advice

In this counseling answer: •As his father is not very affectionate or involved with the resolution of this, your sister may want to take the children for counseling. •Your sister may wish to engage both boys in an Islamic class for boys at the Masjid which will address various adolescent issues as well as teach …



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