Beyond Prayer: Ten Tips to Achieving Mental Health and Wellness

By Saud Inam May is Mental Health Month. We many not think about mental health and wellness goals as part of our physical, emotional and spiritual well-being, but we should. If you are a person of faith, your iman can be a large part of how we achieve and maintain good mental health in addition to [Read More…]

The Power of Perception and the Stigma of Mental Illness in Our Muslim Community

By Laila Alawa I usually say it with a smile and a laugh. “I’m depressed, you know.” It’s my response to conversations on mental health in our community that often spiral into the “we don’t have those issues in our community” declaration. My response always comes as a shock to the person I am speaking [Read More…]

Why is ISNA Involved in Advocating for Gun Control?

By Davi Barker At a Capitol Hill press conference at the end of January, the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) joined more than 45 faith leaders from various religious groups in petitioning legislators to pass a statutory solution for gun violence, including a ban on “assault” weapons. The move was organized by “Faiths United to Prevent [Read More…]