EnabledMuslim, a project of American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP), is an online community for spiritual and practical support for Muslims with disabilities and their loved ones. EnabledMuslim provides Muslims with access to relevant information about their situation and the ability to connect and sustain long-lasting relationships with others who have similar experiences.
We estimate that there are approximately 600,000 Muslims with disabilities in the United States. Almost one-third of all families in the United States have at least one family member with a disability. Through our work with Muslims with disabilities and their loved ones, AMHP learned about some of the most common challenges and opportunities to best address them.
We believe as more Muslims begin to actively network and share information, the shared challenges typically associated with managing a disability lifestyle will transform into joy, inspiration, and ease in their efforts to connect with the Creator of all.
WHO ARE WE?
EnabledMuslim is run by Program Coordinator Kiran Ahmad. We have a group of Advisers who also contribute to site and vision planning. Read more about us (coming soon) and about our project host, American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP) below!
The mission of American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP) is to be a leader in improving public health through efforts inspired by Islamic tradition. We do this in three distinct ways: (1) Professional development of Muslims across health professions, (2) Health education and community outreach, and (3) State and national advocacy on issues of access and awareness.
A 501c(3) organization, AMHP has always focused on improving the health of Americans, particularly those who are most vulnerable due to economic circumstances, special needs, or cultural barriers.
AMHP has been involved in disability issues in the Muslim community for several years. In 2007, AMHP created the Disability Needs & Awareness Working Group, aimed at educating and empowering communities to serve and assist those with disabilities. Accomplishments include: 1) research on disability issues in the American Muslim community; 2) identification of available accessible solutions in order to increase quality of life for disabled individuals within the Islamic tradition; and 3) advocacy for the civil rights of people with disabilities through the Interfaith Disability Advocacy Coalition (IDAC), convened by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD).