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The Abbasi Program's Statement of Solidarity in Response to the Devastating Earthquake in Syria and Turkey

The recent earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria is one the deadliest disasters in recent history. With a staggering death toll surpassing 40,000 lives lost as of February 2023, the scale of human suffering as a result of this disaster is still unfolding. On behalf of the staff and affiliates of the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies and its sister program, the Mediterranean Studies Forum, we wish to express our shared grief and heartfelt condolences to the countless lives lost and our solidarity with all those affected in this humanitarian catastrophe. We join our colleagues at the Turkish Students Association, the Arab Students Association at Stanford and the Markaz Resource Center in issuing our support to our community during this difficult time. We encourage our community members to attend and to contribute to reliable aid channels working on the ground in the region such as the Bridge to Turkiye fund or the White Helmets.The Abbasi Program has also complied a list of reliable aid organizations doing relief work on the region. For more information, please consult this link >>>

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We are pleased to announce that Rushain Abbasi will join the Religious Studies Department in the Fall of ’23 as an Assistant Professor of Early Islam. Dr. Abbasi comes to this position as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at Stanford…
You can donate to a relief group that is providing resources and aid on the ground, such as: The Stanford student group, the Turkish Students Association is raising funds for aid via to victims. Donate here. Bridge to Türkiye Fund is providing…
Stanford faculty, staff, and students mobilized to support those affected by the disaster that has killed tens of thousands and injured many more. In the aftermath of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria in the early hours of the…

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