Established in 2002 as 501-C (3) non-profit organization, the North American Islamic Shelter for Abused (NISA) was created to alleviate challenges related to abuse and domestic violence, issues statistically on the rise within the Muslim community. NISA aims to address the concepts of ‘ma’roof’ and ‘munkar’: enjoining what is right & forbidding what is wrong, while examining disputes within families, as well as addressing elder abuse, premarital counseling, spiritual counseling and community outreach awareness.
NISA’s mission 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 equilibrium. Our approach is to handle domestic violence while incorporating a spiritual dimension, which is necessary to deliver effective services and sustain efforts. NISA seeks to increase awareness about domestic violence in our community at large. Help is free, available and should be sought before family problems become irreparable.
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