‘Taqwa and Knowledge’ Weekend Course 12th/13th February Leeds (UK)

Kitaba (Islamic Texts for the Blind) are proud to be working with two key organsations; Utrujj and Deaf Dawah as part of our ongoing commitment to ensuring knowledge is accessible to all.

The course has been specifically designed to ensure Muslims with sensory impairment (visual impairment/blindness/deafness) have a truly enriched experience of traditional learning in a two day course on a traditional Islamic text. The course will be held at the Weetwood Hall Conference Centre in Leeds, a venue specifically selected to ensure the learning environment is conducive to those with sensory impairment.

The book, Taqwa and Knowledge by the Blind scholar Imam Abdullah al-Haddad was published last year by Kitaba and is available in Braille and computer-accessible format with adapted transliteration and footnotes. The translator, Shaykh Abdul Aziz Ahmed, will teach the book with British Sign Language Interpreters. The programme will raise awareness of the needs of Deaf and Blind Muslims and hopefully raise funds to provide interpreters at future events.

We are in the process of raising funds to ensure coverage of costs for transport, accommodation, course material, BSL interpreters for 100 people with sensory impairments. Donations are still being accepted through the following address: www.justgiving.com/DeafMuslims.

A further 100 places is available to all other attendees to attend the course following prior registration (£59 for employed/£54 for unemployed/students).

Limited places are still available so do not miss this opportunity to be part of a UNIQUE event, which we hope will be the impetus for inclusive accessible events in future. To register you can contact events@ktiaba.org or utrujjnorth@utrujj.org or call 07904 970628.

We feel this is a very important step towards inclusion of Muslims with sensory impairments into the wider Muslim community and a massive opportunity to make real changes in people’s lives. Please support this effort in any way you can.

Date Posted: 04/02/2011

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