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MUSLIM

WELLNESS

FOUNDATION

DREL2019: (l-r) - Harith Morgan, Akrem Berhanu, Abdikadir Eftin, Khaled Nurhhssein, Abdirahman Arsame, Malik Hamed, Mahir Hussein; with DREL2018 Fellow & Coodinator, Salahudeen Ali

MWF PROVIDING RESOURCES & LEADERSHIP IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

On March 9, 2020 the World Health Organization declared the Coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic. As of June 1, 2020, over 105,000 Americans have died as a result of COVID-19. Tragically, the disease has had a disproportionately devastating impact on Black communities and communities of color across the country. Muslim Wellness Foundation has partnered with Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative to launch the National Black Muslim COVID Coalition to address the need for effective planning, preparedness, and organizing during this global pandemic within Black Muslim communities. In addition to the tremendous physical and financial toll of the pandemic, we are very concerned about the psychological impact of illness, social distancing, and quarantine on our families and communities. Further, in the wake of yet another extrajudicial murder of an unarmed Black person, George Floyd, protests have erupted in every state. The ongoing injustice experienced by Black people and other racial minorities can lead to or exacerbate racial trauma. By sharing relevant resources, engaging in community based advocacy and public health research, we hope to continue our mission of promoting healing and well-being during this extremely difficult and harrowing time. Click and learn more about each of these action areas below.

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Black Muslim Coalition

Advocacy:

National

Black Muslim COVID Coalition

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Black Muslims comprise 20-25% of the overall Muslim population in the United States and reside in every region of the country. However in cities like Detroit, Milwaukee, Chicago and NYC there are large concentrations of this population. Tragically the cities named above are experiencing disproportionate rates of Black Americans infected and dying due to the Coronavirus. To address the need for effective planning, preparedness, and organizing during this global pandemic within Black Muslim communities, the Muslim Wellness Foundation (MWF) and Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative (MuslimARC) launched the National Black Muslim COVID Coalition (National BMCC) on March 23, 2020. Learn more about the Coalition's vision for change, goals and objectives here.

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Research:

Impact of COVID-19 on Black & Muslim

Communities

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Muslim Wellness Foundation is spearheading to research studies: the Black COVID Survey and the American Muslim COVID Loss Survey.

The Black COVID Survey: The purpose of this ANONYMOUS and CONFIDENTIAL survey is to obtain information on the psychosocial, economic, and community impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in a national sample of Black or African Americans.  As a participant in this survey you will be asked to complete a brief questionnaire that asks about your general thoughts and feelings, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on your life and the lives of your friends and family members. Complete the survey here.

The American Muslim COVID Loss Survey: the goal of this survey is to gather this information about deaths in American Muslim communities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is designed to ensure that the American Muslim community is counted in understanding the toll this pandemic is having on our community, and in particular the services, support, resources we will need in order to heal from the grief and loss we are experiencing.  

Complete the survey here.

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Resources:

Black Muslim Self-Care Primer +

Community 

Trauma Toolkit

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The COVID-19 pandemic In the wake of these calamitous events, many are feeling a range and mix of overwhelming emotions - from anger, confusion and numbness - to grief, sadness, and utter devastation. It is important that we create a space in which we can begin to process the emotional impact of what has occurred and how to cope effectively moving forward.  Muslim Wellness Foundation is committed to offering information and resources for those who are seeking support at this most difficult time.  We pray that this toolkit of resources is of benefit to the community and helps facilitate further conversations on faith, wellness and collective healing.  We encourage everyone to make dua/prayer for the loved ones and community members directly affected. May Allah (swt) shower his mercy on the Believers and ease the suffering of hurting hearts and minds. May Allah give us the strength and patience to remain steadfast in the face of this violence. May Allah make it easy. Ameen.

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Black Muslims are facing many challenge at this time: including financial loss, grief, trauma, health and medical concerns, and other vulnerabilities. Some of these concerns existed before the outbreak of the novel coronavirus and for some of us it has triggered feelings of anxiety, depression and despair.  Many are seeking help and support, but are unsure of how and where to find a therapist who shares their faith and racial identity. Muslim Wellness Foundation, Inc. (MWF) and Black Muslim Psychology Conference (BMPC) are developing a comprehensive national directory of Black Muslim mental health professionals. This database will serve as a much needed resource for the entire community - for those seeking qualified and competent counseling services as well as Muslim mental health professionals looking to network with others around the country

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Imam Abdul-Malik Merchant: 2019 Black Muslim Psychology Conference

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What We Do: Projects & Initiatives

Our core mission is to reduce stigma and promote healing and emotional wellbeing in the American Muslim community through dialogue, education and training.  We envision a future in which faith communities are at the forefront of mental health advocacy and committed to developing an inclusive culture of compassion, understanding and support. In order to achieve this goal, we have adopted an interdisciplinary approach which addresses mental health challenges using a spiritually relevant community-based public health framework. This approach recognizes the negative impact of stressors such as poverty, oppression, anti-Black racism, and anti-Muslim bigotry which lead to diminished well being. We invite YOU to join US on this journey of healing and health!

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Contact Us

7433 Limekiln Pike

Suite 204

Philadelphia, PA 19138

 (267) 571-1730

info@muslimwellness.com

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