This resource was created by Switchboard to provide guidance for refugee service providers in the United States. Faith can help many religious people cope with stress, maintain mental health, and achieve personal goals. For Afghan Muslim newcomers to the United States, faith and healing are often closely linked. Supporting faith-based practices is one important way that service providers can help meet the mental health needs of Afghan Muslim clients. This guide will give you a brief introduction to Islam to help you understand how faith-based practices can help Muslim clients cope with trauma and promote healing.
With contributions from subject matter experts Omar Reda, MD, Madina Masumi, MEd, and Maliha Mirza, MSW, This information guide will help you support faith-based healing among Afghan Muslim clients.