I received this message from a listserv that I’m on. I think this is a worthwhile project on a subject that really needs to be studied. Please consider giving your 30 minutes to help the production of knowledge on the American Muslim community:
Brother/sister as salamu alaikum,
My name is Hisham Abu Raiya, PhD., a postdoctoral fellow in psychology
at the Counseling and Behavioral Health Services at New York University.
Drs. Kenneth Pargament and Annette Mahoney, well-known researchers in
this field of the psychology of religion, and I are currently conducting
a study that explores the psychological and religious ramifications of
the events that followed the September 11 attacks on Muslims living in
the United States. For the sake of this study, we are looking for Muslim
individuals living in the United States who are willing to complete a
survey that includes questions about the stressors they faced after the
September 11 attacks and their religious methods of coping with these
stressors. We are writing to ask you to complete our survey, which will
take about 30 minutes of your time. Your responses on the survey will
remain confidential and you will not be asked to provide any identifying
information. If you are interested in participating, you can access the
Your help will contribute significantly in understanding the
psychological and religious ramifications of the September 11 attacks on
Muslims in the United States, and will be extremely appreciated.
Hisham Abu Raiya, PhD.
NYU Student Health Center
Counseling & Behavioral Health Services
726 Broadway, Suite 471
New York, NY 10003