Islam is the most recent and fastest growing of the world’s three great monotheistic religions (which include Judaism and Christianity). Followers of Islam, called Muslims, are found in many countries around the world. Muslims follow the Qur’an, their sacred text, which they believe to be the final revelation of monotheistic faith as revealed to Muhammad, the last Prophet of Islam.
Islam and Disabilities
Resources on Islam and disabilities:
MUHSEN (Muslims Understanding & Helping Special Education Needs) aims to establish an inclusive and accessible environment for persons with disabilities by assuming an active role in advocacy and education. MUHSEN acts as the leader in creating a better understanding of disabilities in Muslim communities and in helping build a future where those living with disabilities are not only accepted, but welcomed, valued, and empowered. MUHSEN believes that there is a place where where everyone should feel accepted, comfortable, and welcomed. MUHSEN has created a comprehensive, 3 tiered checklist that lists the various ways that a masjid can be accommodating to special needs individuals and their families.
Islamic Society of North America
ISNA has a section on their website on Promoting the Rights of People with Disabilities. There is a section on the site of “Resources for Promoting Inclusiveness for Muslims with Disabilities.”
Muhsen is a non–profit umbrella organization serving the Muslim community to establish a more inclusive environment for persons with disabilities by advocating, educating, and implementing programs and services to improve access to Masajids and inclusion into the life of the community.