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.