The Soul Repair Center offers free monthly webinars of use to religious leaders and professional caregivers supporting veterans and their families.
Muslim Resources for Supporting Military Personnel Affected by Moral Injury
Tuesday, October 17, 2023
1:00 - 2:30 CDT
This webinar, co-led by a Muslim Army chaplain, and a scholar of Islam in America, will help participants learn new resources to aid those with military moral injury. We will begin with a short introduction to Muslims in our armed forces. We then look at the life of the Prophet Muhammad, and resources from his life that are useful for helping to understand Muslim approaches to conflict and moral injury. Participants will learn more about the Qur’an, and themes such as the “self-accusing soul” (expressed in the Qur’anic verses about Adam and Eve, and Cain and Abel), and stories such as those about Joseph. These resources from the Islamic tradition are useful for supporting all military personnel affected by military moral injury.
Dr. Amir Hussain is Professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, where he teaches courses on Islam, focusing on contemporary Muslim societies in North America. He is the author or editor of 5 books, and over 60 scholarly articles and book chapters about religion. He was an advisor for the television series The Story of God with Morgan Freeman, and appears regularly on Ancient Aliens, History’s Greatest Mysteries with Laurence Fishburne, and The UnXplained with William Shatner. In 2008, he was appointed a fellow of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities. He is President of the American Academy of Religion and previously served as the editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Religion.
Chaplain Ibraheem Raheem, Colonel, US Army. DMin, MBA, ACPE-CE, BCC is the Director of the School for Spiritual Care and CPE, the Graduate School, US Army Institute for Religious Leadership. Chaplain Raheem has served the Army in several roles. Initially he served as a nurse in Germany. In 1999 he began his service as a chaplain. He has deployed in Korea, Iraq (2 tours), and Germany. Prior to his current role at the Army Institute, he was a chaplain at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. He holds a B.S. (health Science), MBA (Public Management), an MA in Religious Practice, and a DMin with emphasis in addictions ministry. He is also a member of the Association of Muslim Chaplains.
A recording of the webinar will be available on the Soul Repair Center website and the VOA’s YouTube channel.