MUHSEN and ReMosque-ing Individuals and Families with Special Needs

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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...]

The Blessed Ones — Helping Families with Special Needs in our Communities

Sarah and her younger brother Muneer, who is one of her best friends.

By Salim Patel SMILE for Charity, a local non-profit located in Northern New Jersey, recently had the blessed opportunity to host a very special group.  As I looked around the room I felt a wide range of raw emotions emanating from the group. Emotions usually kept hidden, but on this occasion, that was not necessary. I saw [Read More...]


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