Change from Within
Diverse Perspectives on Domestic Violence in Muslim Communities
Edited by Maha B. Alkhateeb and Salma Elkadi Abugideiri
To date, domestic violence in Muslim communities has received little attention. Change from Within is one of the first edited volumes to focus on domestic violence in Muslim families. Bringing the experiences of diverse domestic violence advocates to the table, voices in this text include religious leaders, service providers, and researchers from multiple disciplines. Four survivors also share their stories, illustrating some of the challenges they faced, as well as their paths to healing. This volume illuminates unique domestic violence issues that Muslims face, and emphasizes Islam's intolerance to abuse.
Muslim and non-Muslim domestic violence advocates, social service providers, mental health professionals, religious leaders, community leaders, activists, scholars, public agencies, advocacy organizations, hospitals, doctors, judges, and attorneys, among others, will find this book beneficial. It is also an essential text for university courses in women's studies, social work, mental health, sociology, and criminology departments.
About the Editors
Maha B. Alkhateeb
As Co-Director of the Peaceful Families Project, Maha B. Alkhateeb organizes workshops for Muslim leaders and cultural sensitivity trainings for service providers around the U.S. She is currently conducting research on Muslims in America and their attitudes towards, and experiences with, domestic violence.
Salma Elkadi Abugideiri
Salma Elkadi Abugideiri has been Co-Director of the Peaceful Families Project since 2005. She is also in private practice as a licensed professional counselor.