chapter  7
9 Pages

Future Recommendations

ByNazila Isgandarova

This section generally describes how to empower Muslim women in their help-seeking strategies. It provides recommendations to the Muslim community and mainstream support services. It suggests that rather than assuming that all women who come from collectivistic societies will not seek help outside their own family and community, some Muslim women adjust well to individualistic social conditions and accept outside support more freely. In other situations, Muslim women do not seek help within the family or the community for fear of being the target of a problem within the family. For many reasons, enhancing the support network for Muslim women who experience domestic violence is a vital strategy. What follows are recommendations that can be implemented within the practice of Islamic psychotherapy.