Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research
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Dr. Farah Islam

Senior Fellow

Farah Islam, PhD, is a mental health advocate, educator, and researcher. She explores mental health and service access in Canada’s racialized and immigrant populations using mixed methods research and orients her research and community work around breaking down the barriers of mental health stigma. Dr. Farah joined Yaqeen as a senior fellow and is now the Director of Psychospiritual Studies. She is a student in the Scholar of Islamic Sciences ‘alimiyyah program at Mathabah Institute. Dr. Islam has taught courses in Muslim mental health at the University of Toronto, Islamic Online University, and the Islamic Institute of Toronto and currently serves on the expert advisory committee for the Muslim women’s shelter, Nisa Homes.