Umra Diaries Front Cover

Umra Diaries: A Journey on the Path to Inclusion


About the book: Umra diaries is a story of three travellers: Balal Hussain who is blind, Ricardo Lemus is a wheel chair user and Shaykh Abdul Aziz their guide and teacher, together they embark the pilgrimage to Mecca. This book explores the challenges and difficulties they face as they come to realise the road to inclusion is a long and arduous journey. Yet after climbing steep hills, falling over and climbing back up again their is a fresh and clear vision for all Disabled Muslims in their pursuit for equality and inclusion on the road to Mecca.

Book review by Kalida Haque from Sisters Magazine: ‘Umra Diaries: A Journey on the path to Inclusion’ by Ahmed, Hussain and Lemus is a little book which takes us on a rather big journey that we would otherwise be unable to experience. It enables us to understand the obstacles that are faced by Muslims with disabilities when making their pilgrimages to the land of the Prophet (upon him be peace). It opens our eyes to a whole other world and we gain a very different perspective on travelling to Makkah and fulfilling the rites of ‘Umra. Read more about the Umra Diaries book review by Sisters Magazine

Words from a reader, Fatima Dollie in New Zealand: ‘Very touching, tears came to my eyes. It made me feel how much we take for granted and how we sweat over the small stuff and how we should concentrate more on showing gratitude’

About the publisher: The Islamic Texts for the Blind (Kitaba) is a charity that generates funds from its publications and donations to provide Braille and audio material as well as online classes, lectures and conferences serving the Blind and promoting social inclusion.

Product details:
Author: Shaykh Abdul Aziz Ahmed
Publisher: Islamic Texts for the Blind (Kitaba)
Date: 2012
Language: English
ISBN: 9780955964978
Pages: 128

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