Not the Perfect Life, but a Reflection of Allah’s Perfect Plan

In her wheelchair, with her fidgety hands and distractible mind, I see eyes that hide the inner workings of a perfectly formed mind, as was the intention of the Creator. I see a heart full of anxiety and frustration and longing and motivation and love and sweetness and so much potential. While others may see a broken child, I see one who is whole and complete. [Read more…]

An #AccessibleRamadan Because of My Wife

By Omer Zaman This is Day Six of the #30days30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. The author pens this as a tribute to his wife, Sadaf Zaman. I was diagnosed with a form or muscular dystrophy in 2003 when I was 18 years old. Over the years, the muscles in my body have weakened to the extent that [Read More…]

MUHSEN and ReMosque-ing Individuals and Families with Special Needs

Editors’ Note: This article is part of the  Public Square 2014 Summer Series: Conversations on Religious Trends. Read other perspectives from the Muslim community here. By Joohi Tahir Sure enough, they start to stare. Even more than the children, it’s the adults who are staring.  Sadly, this is a typical reaction to individuals with disabilities who “dare” to enter our [Read More…]