Reigniting the Fire is a panel discussion for those currently or previously married or considering marriage in the future. Psychotherapist Musarrat Yousufali will discuss 5 keys to a happy relationship and Sh. Yassir Fazaga will explore healthy ways to keep the passion alive in a contemporary American Muslim marriage. Yasmin Diallo Turk will facilitate questions and conversation with the presenters.
Whole Foods Domain
2nd floor community room (near the elevator)
11920 Domain Dr, Austin, TX 78758
*This event is co-hosted by Muslim Space and East Austin Community of al-Islam (EACI)
Meet the Panel
Musarrat Yousufali is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). After obtaining an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Musarrat went on to Columbia University in New York City. She graduated in May of 2008 from the MSSW program there. Her focus in graduate school was International Social Welfare and she's always enjoyed working with a multi-cultural population. Since then she has done some training in Somatic Experiencing, completed the basic training in Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), completed the foundation training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and is currently training in the Gottman Couples Therapy and Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples.
She helps people who want to transform their lives and are buried under troubled pasts and hurting hearts. She guides them to healing their past demons so that they can live a life free of anxiety, depression, fears; and build a happier life for themselves and their relationships.
Imam Yassir was born in Eritrea in northeast Africa and moved to the USA at the age of 15. Upon graduating high school, he pursued a Bachelors Degree in Islamic Studies from the Imam Saud University Institute of Islamic and Arabic Sciences in Virginia. He has finished work for his Masters in Psychotherapy at California State Long Beach, and is currently pursuing a second Masters in Arabic at The University of Texas at Austin.
Yasmin Turk does evaluation and compliance for SafePlace, an organization that works at the intersections of child abuse, human trafficking, sexual and domestic violence. She also supports people and projects that enhance education, sustainability and creativity in Senegal, one of the 25 poorest countries in the world. She is currently working on her dissertation about ecotourism and plans to start an ecotourism business. On top of that she’s the mother of three, and a visible activist representing the Austin-area Muslim community at large.