We provide Islamic support and advice through our Islamic advisors (male and female) who are from a range of different Islamic schools of thought. We also have a dedicated team of professional and legal advisors who are able to offer psychological support and appropriate counselling to victims of domestic violence.
Nour will address the prevalent yet threateningly silent issue of domestic violence (DV) in the Muslim community. 1 in 4 women suffer from DV during their lifetime in the U.K. however this statistic may not reflect minority communities, more specifically the Muslim community. There is a general reluctance to address this issue but also a misinformation that DV is advocated in Islam.
Our services are accessible for all and there will be no discrimination of DV victims based on religion, gender and so forth. Every victim’s situation is unique and hence we will provide a one to one liaison with any of our professionals to ensure the needs are met of those who are suffering from domestic violence.
The work undertaken at Nour is also importantly focused on providing the much needed education and awareness of domestic violence and its prevalence in society but also in the Muslim community, through hosting informative public seminars and lectures. Our philanthropic motivation is rooted within the teachings of Islam; what makes Nour fundamentally unique is the application of Islamic literature from both the Qur’an and the Prophetic teachings as a platform to provide the well characterised framework of Islam, to both refute and condemn DV. Thus, part of the work which will be undertaken at Nour will involve re-educating those who believe DV is advocated and condoned by Islam, especially within the Muslim community.
We work to highlight that in essence;
sabr (patience) does not equate to the endurance of suffering in silence.
Nour is a charity which aims to tackle the silent, yet prevalent social issue of domestic violence (DV) in the Muslim community by using Islamic literature from both the Qur’an and the Prophetic teachings as a platform to refute and condemn DV. Our objectives as a charity are to open the lines of communication and facilitate the access between individuals and our team of Islamic, legal and professional advisors, so that they may receive counselling and advice which is sensitive to their faith. We also allocate clients with a caseworker to assist in their situation.
We endeavour to eliminate the complacent attitude towards DV in Muslim communities by educating, creating awareness and campaigning against DV via seminars, community talks and workshops. Our final phase is to provide an aftercare package for the DV survivors and their children to include social and psychological support. Our philanthropic motivation and ambition for the outreach to victims of DV is rooted within the teachings of Islam, but Nour will be accessible for all and there will be no racial, religious or gender discrimination of DV victims. We hope that the culmination of the services that Nour provides will be a source of strength, support and solace for the survivors of DV.
Dubbed the “voice of a generation,” Boonaa Mohammed is a critically acclaimed award winning writer and performer with accolades including a playwright residency at Theatre Passe Muraille, a short story published in a Penguin Canada anthology called “Piece by Piece” and various slam poetry titles credits including winner of the 2007 CBC Poetry Face-Off “Best New Artist” award.
His popular Youtube videos have received over One Million views to date, and as an Artist he has toured and traveled across the world, speaking alongside some of the most influential scholars and entertainers of our time. He frequently conducts writing workshops and seminars, sharing his experience and expertise in Spoken Word story-telling with mainly youth from all walks of life.