CAM-D & MDI a Call for Action
Khutba Campaign 2013
Add your participation to this 5th Annual Khutba Campaign
On November 29, CAM-D and MDI (Canadian Association of Muslims with Disabilities and Muslims with Disabilities International) ask Imams and Khatibs to dedicate their Friday khutbas to disability and Islam. This year's United Nations Day of Persons with Disabilities theme is "Break Barriers, Open Doors: for an Inclusive Society for All."
Join the list of our renowned leaders in this growing global effort to shift attitudes about people with disabilities.
- Sheikh Abdalla Idris Ali
- Imam Zaid Shakir
- Imam Dr. Hamid Slimi
- Shaykh Imran Ally
- Dr. Mohamed Ghaly
- Imam Sikander Hashmi
- Dr. Munir El-Kassem
Learn More About Us:
Here’s How You Can Participate:
- Please browse our site www.camd.ca for talking points, appropriate language about disability and additional background information to prepare a khutba.
- Please email email@example.com or join facebook page (CAMD) to confirm your participation. Kindly, provide the location of the khutba, the organization and name of the Khatib.
- You can also add the information by using the following link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1F2447NeDWRA5eGmQwQRs8uk0hiN-sU1GAuWNe4edxfA/edit?pli=1
- Please provide us a recording after the khutba if possible.
Did You Know...
- Accessibility and inclusion of people with disabilities are fundamental rights in Islam. People with disabilities want their right to basic human dignity, not pity.
- Today, there is a tremendous lack of awareness and understanding of accessibility among our Muslim communities although people with disabilities were fully included at the time of our beloved prophet.
- Over one billion people, approximately 15 percent of the world's population, live with some form of disability.
- The Muslim world population in 2010 was estimated at 1.62 billion.
Therefore, the population of Muslims with disabilities in 2010 was about 243 million.
- People with disabilities are the world's largest minority.
- They often face barriers to participation in all aspects of society.
- People with disabilities do not have equal access to society or services, including education, employment, health care, transportation, socio-political participation or justice.