On/File: A Continuing Record of Groups, Movements, People, and Events Impacting Religion

The newly launched Hurma Project is a Muslim expression of the broader #MeToo movement and is direct response to cases of sexual abuse by leaders in the Islamic community. The project, started by Canadian Islamic scholar Ingrid Mattson, recently had its first conference looking at abuse in Muslim spaces. Reporting and conversations on sexual and spiritual abuse in the Muslim community has been ongoing for several years, particularly in the wake of revelations about scandals involving preacher and teachers such as Bayyinah Institute founder and prominent preacher Nouman Ali Khan, who was caught Tariq Ramadan, a prominent Swiss Islamic scholar; and Usama Canon, of the Ta’leef Collective. Observers also attribute the new movement to the new opportunities for women’s leadership and in Muslim spaces. (Source: Hurma Project, https://hurmaproject.com/)