ICB Wayland
2020 Steering Committee

Najiba Akbar, MSW, Integral Coach

Dahlia Khankan, LICSW
Hassna Atlassi, MD
Aijaz Baloch

Family Matters

And among His signs is this: that He created for you mates from among yourselves so that you may dwell in tranquility with them. He has put love and mercy between your hearts; in that are signs for those who reflect. (Qur'an, Chapter 30:21)

The ICB Wayland Family Matters Committee aims to support the development of strong, harmonious and connected Muslim families, and also supports individuals in building a strong communal network. Our programs center on helping people create greater socio-emotional wellbeing, and greater connection with others and with Allah swt.

Our areas of focus include:

  • Parenting Support
  • Family Dynamics & Communication
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Mental Health
  • Emotional Wellbeing
  • Brotherhood and Sisterhood
  • Elder Support

The Family Matters Committee also supports families through difficult life events like death, divorce, tragedy, and other hardships by providing private consultation services and referrals to other resources available in the Boston area. If you are seeking support for yourself or another family member, you can email the Committee Lead, Najiba Akbar at FM.confidential@icbwayland.org

Family Matters is launching a new initiative to help foster greater connection between individuals and families who belong to our center. The CONNECT program matches up individuals and families with other community members who are looking for friends, activity partners, playdates, and more. If you would like to meet others in the community and be matched with other individuals or families based on your area of interest or location, fill out this form: ICB Wayland CONNECT Program Form.

Confidential Inquiries and Consultations can be made at Confidential Inquiries page.

Disclaimer: The FM Group provides information, support, and access to professional referrals free of charge. Although Group members are professionals in their own fields and are available for support, guidance and advice, their services are not intended to be a substitute for any professional consultation with a doctor, lawyer, psychologist, social worker or mental health clinician. Therefore, FM Group members are not offering their professional services. Rather, as a community service, they offer informed advice, access to referrals, and support that is informal and unofficial.

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