On 3rd of September, an exhibition created by AMINA Muslim Women’s Resource Centre in partnership with Awards For All opened to tell the stories behind the often hidden belief in spirit possession. The forces of Jinn and black magic, which many Muslims believe can possess people and cause mental illness, are highlighted by a soundscape. The art was inspired by a report published by the UWS-Oxfam Partnership earlier in 2019. The research investigated into the nature of these beliefs and into how they affected Muslim women’s mental health. Dr Darryl Gunson, co-author of the report, joined a discussion panel to celebrate the opening of the exhibition.
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