Disability - Introduction
In the Name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful - All praise is due solely to Allah, Lord of the worlds. Peace and Blessings on our Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
I believe that both the able and disabled should have equal access to Islam. The purpose of this section of the site is to provide information, help and advice for disabled people within an Islamic context. It is time that disability issues were put on the Muslim community agenda. Today, although accessibility is gaining higher priority on the agenda in mainstream society barriers are clearly present within various faith-based communities.
Within the Muslim community, people with disabilities tend to remain isolated. Families caring for people with severe disabilities receive very little support from their religious communities. Muslims with disabilities also feel excluded from learning and engaging in spiritual and social activities.
Currently, Muslims who are deaf or hard of hearing have no access to learning on how to read the Qur'an or take part in various Islamic study classes. For blind people Muslim organisations should begin to make the Qur'an more readily available in Braille. Locally, there is no opportunity for Muslims with intellectual disabilities to be taught anything about Islam outside of their family unit.
The majority of mosques and Islamic centres in the UK are inaccessible for Muslims with physical disabilities. However, modern Masajids such as Masjid Umar in Leicester has provided accessibility for disabled people as part of their overall design.
Are you a person with a disability or a family member of a person with a disability? Blind, deaf, hard of hearing, intellectual disability, learning disability, mental health issues - physical or otherwise
We want to hear from you about the barriers that you face as Muslims within the Muslim community and how we can work together with local Muslim Organisations to cater for our needs.
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