NISA: 13th Annual Fundraising Banquet
Garments for One Another: Documentary & Panel Discussion
Imam Tahir Anwar, President
Manzoor Ghori, Treasurer
Huma Qureshi, Secretary
Mahnoor Baig, Board Member
Amina Anwar, Board
Ahsan Shaikh, Board Member
NISA’s goal is to preserve human dignity by aiding those who live in an unsafe
environment filled with pain, fear and hopelessness. We promote domestic harmony and aim to restore
an Islamic family system that brings the rights of the husband, wife, children, and relatives into a
NISA, in it’s approach to handle domestic violence, incorporates a spiritual dimension, which is
necessary to deliver effective services and sustain ongoing efforts. NISA seeks to increase
awareness about domestic violence in our community at large. Help is free and available and should
be sought before family problems become irreparable.
The North American Islamic Shelter for Abused (NISA) was established in 2002 as a
vehicle towards alleviating issues related to abuse and domestic violence.
Statistics show that domestic violence is on the rise among Muslim communities in North America.
There is a dire need for the establishment of social welfare organizations that can help and
understand the plight of Muslims trapped in domestic violence situations. NISA was created to play a
positive role in the elimination of this social condition.
NISA aims to address the concepts of ‘ma’roof’ and ‘munkar’: enjoining what is right & forbidding
what is wrong.
NISA handles a broad range of issues including family disputes between spouses, parents, and
children, as well as elder abuse, premarital counseling and spiritual counseling.
Rooted in Islamic values, NISA strives to create a more just community in which
people of all cultures and beliefs can participate. Our primary goal is to reduce the incidents of
domestic violence and achieve domestic harmony among families through collaborative efforts with the
community and other established organizations.
NISA shall not discriminate. We provide services to all who seek our assistance.