This thread will focus on Islamic resources available for the physically challenged amongst the Ummah.
There have been organisations cropping up over the last few years recognising the need for such institutions so that even they benefit and progress through stages of learning just as the others would.
InshaAllah, you can pass the resources here on to people who might benefit from it.
I start off with an organisation called Baseera here in London.Baseera
is a specialist institute dedicated to the Islamic education and development of Muslims with disabilities and special needs.
Many have access to the national curriculum; only a minority have access to any form of Islamic education.
Baseera is the first Madrasa of its kind in the UK.
Our fundamental aim is to maximise the potential of all Muslims with special needs and ensure they have easy access to an Islamic education.
Since launching Baseera in 2009, we have:
Run weekly classes providing children with Islamic education as well as an environment where they can grow and develop.
Trained teachers from all over the UK.
Established a national network of specially trained teachers and volunteers.
Held regular staff training days.
Supported teachers and students nationally by providing them with assistance and resources.
Assisted in the start up of centres such as our own in other parts of the UK.
Hafiz Yusuf Patel
Hafiz Munir Doodwala
Mr Abdul Aziz Khan
Management – Yasmin Ismail
Head Teacher – Laili Pervin
SENCO – Myra Malik
Islamic Studies Coordinator – Apa Samiha Ghanchi
Sign Language Coordinator- Husnara Mosoddik
Arabic Braiile Coordinator- Reeaz Iqbal
We use a range of different resources and techniques in our classes:
Phonics: We have developed a phonic system for the Arabic alphabet.
We also use flashcards to aid with teaching.
Audio: We use CDs and other audio devices e.g. Sound Mats
Nasheeds: These are made by our staff according to the topics being studied
‘This is the way we wash our hands
wash our hands, wash our hands,
This is the way we wash our hands,
When we do Wudhu.’
Writing: using whiteboards, blackboards, paint, arts and crafts, hand over hand and other materials such as sand and water.
Website --> Baseera