EquallyAble, along with a number of other national organizations is calling for observing Friday, October 28, 2016 as the #DisabilityKhutba Observance Day. #DisabilityKhutba is a national khutba awareness campaign hosted by a coalition of like-minded organizations that are working towards the empowerment of people with disabilities and their families in the U.S. and around the world. The campaign will begin in October, which is Disability Awareness Month in the U.S., and run through December to mark International Disability Day. Towards this end, Friday, October 28th is designated as #DisabilityKhutba Observance Day, a day where people will come together to honor those with disabilities and to promote their inclusion in society.
We are thankful to the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), the Muslim American Society DC, ProjectSakina, the Texas Muslim Women Foundation (TMWF), American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP) EnabledMuslim, MUHSEN, SMILE, and Global Deaf Muslim for their feedback, support, encouragement, and for endorsing the Understanding Disability in Islam guide and this campaign. EquallyAble is also thankful to the many speakers, presenters, and scholars that took inspiration from the Understanding Disability in Islam guide to conduct khutbas, seminars, and presentations.
Please refer to the references below which will help in hosting these events in your communities. Once such an event has been scheduled, lets us know by clicking the “Yes, #DisabilityKhutba!” button to the right.