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Working with Muslim Students
Transcript of Working with Muslim Students
Durriya A. Meer, Psy.D.
Johns Hopkins University
"30 second public service announcement on Islam"
What is Islam?
Two major sects:
Sunnis and Shia
85% vs. 15%
Succession after Mohammad
The 5 pillars of Sunni belief
Faith or belief in the Oneness of God and the finality of the prophet hood of Muhammad;
Establishment of the daily prayers;
Concern for and alms-giving to the needy (zakat);
Self-purification through fasting;
The pilgrimage to Makkah for those who are able
Muslims in the USA
Being targeted for a hate crime
Finding a job
Presenting concerns that may increase religious-cultural conflicts
Dating and pre-marital sex
3rd of the Abrahamic religion
One God - Allah
Mohammad - Rasul
1.6 billion Muslims (23%)
2nd largest religion after Christianity
Indonesia - largest Muslim population
Iran and Turkey
Prescriptive and proscriptive
2 biggest fears?
Who are Muslims?
The 7 pillars of Shia belief
Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca)
How can a UCC and its staff support Muslim students?
1. Proactively connect with Muslim groups (not just as a reaction to events)
2. Connect with faculty, staff and organizations (the local mosque)
3. Professional development for staff and interns
1. All Arabs are Muslims
2. Islam is a monolithic religion
4. Muslims are recent immigrants
3. Muslims worship a different God
5. Muslim women have no rights
What do these words mean?
Understand basic concepts in Islam
Prepare clinicians for working with Muslim trainees/students
Strategies to support Muslim trainees and students in current environment
1. Gender relationships - concept of purdah/
2. Prayer times
3. Religious days/periods
4. Use of right vs left hand
5. Eye contact
6. Physical touch -Hand shakes, hugs
7. Social events - alcohol, pork, halal food
Factors to consider when working with Muslim students
All Muslims are Arabs
6. Jihad means Holy War
7. Stoning to death/cutting of hands is a punishment that is acceptable in Islam.
8. Polygamy is regularly practiced in Islam.
9. Muslim women must be covered (wear hijab, abaya, burqa)
at all times.
12. Use of language/terms
8. Importance of culture
9. Family systems
10. The role of religion
10. Islam promotes honor killing of women.
11. Ramadan is a month of not eating and drinking.
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