MUHSEN Masjid Certification

Institute of Knowledge (IOK)

Islamic Center of Hazelwood (Dar Aljalal Masjid)

Roswell Community Masjid

West Valley Muslim Association (WVMA)

Tracy Islamic Center

Chino Valley Islamic Center (CVIC)

Islamic Center of Reseda

Islamic Center of Greater Austin

Zubaida Foundation

Masjid Omar

Masjid Zakariya (ICF-Albrae)

Dearborn Community Center

Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center

Islamic Center of Little Rock

Masjid Al-Wali

Islamic Center of Cleveland

Al-Furqaan Foundation

Al Falah Islamic Center

Islamic Center of Brushy Creek (ICBC)

ICSJ Palmyra

IANT Islamic Association of North Texas

Muslim American Society of Dallas

Muslim Center of Greater Princeton

Masjid Al Salaam

MCECC

Islamic Society of Tampa Bay

Muslim Association of Puget Sound

Islamic Society of Baltimore

Gracious Center of Learning and Enrichment Activities (GCLEA)

Sayeda Khadija Centre

Islamic Society Of Northwest Suburbs

Islamic Society of Corona ISCN Corona Masjid

Mosque Foundation

Muslim Community Association (MCA Santa Clara)

Islamic Center of Irvine

Islamic Institute of Orange County - Masjid Omar AlFarouk (IIOC)

Muslim Community Center -East Bay (MCC East Bay)

Muslim Community of Folsom - (MCF Folsom)

American Muslim Community Center

West Cobb Islamic Center - Masjid Al Furqan

Masjid Darussalam

The Mecca Center

Islamic Center of Naperville (ICN)

Islamic Foundation North (IFN)

Muslim Association of Bolingbrook (Masjid Al-Jumuah)

Muslim Education Center (MEC)

Islamic Foundation

Orland Park Prayer Center (OPPC)

Muslim Community Center (MCC)

Rockford Masjid (MAGR - Muslim Association of Greater Rockford)

Central Illinois Mosque (CIMIC)

ICW Islamic Center of Wheaton

Illiana Islamic Association

Islamic Society of Wichita (ISW)

Masjid Abu Bakr (Jefferson Muslim Association)

Diyanet Center of America

Islamic Community Center of Potomac (ICCP)

Islamic Community Center of Laurel

Islamic Center of New England (ICNE) Sharon

Islamic Center of New England (ICNE) Quincy

Muslim Community of Western Suburbs - MCWS

Islamic Center of Detroit - ICD

The Muslim Unity Center

Tawheed Center

Muslim Center of Middlesex County - MCMC

Islamic Center of Passaic County (Clifton - ICPC)

Darul Islah - Muslim Society of Bergen County

Islamic Society of Central Jersey (ISCJ)

Islamic Circle of Mercer County (ICMC)

Al-Hidaya Learning Center

Islamic Assocation of Raleigh

Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati (ICGC)

NICC-Noor Islamic Cultural Center

Masjid Al Salam (Edmond)

Islamic Society of Greater Valley Forge - ISGVF

Islamic Association of Allen Masjid

VRIC - Valley Ranch Islamic Center

Islamic Center of Frisco

Pearland Islamic Center

MASDC COMMUNITY CENTER

Adams Center

Masjid Al-Noor - Islamic Society of Milwaukee - ISM West Brookfield

Al Huda Institute Canada

Akram Jomaa Islamic Center

During the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammad (S), he accommodated everyone in the community whether they were male, female, Arab, non-Arab, and also those that were disabled, and that included inclusiveness in the masjid. A blind companion would be the second muezzin behind Belal. People with Disabilities were encouraged to go to the masjid  and were told to not use their disability as an excuse. Does your masjid feel like it is accommodating to the special needs community?

About MUHSEN’s Masjid Certification Program

MUHSEN believes that there is a place where every Muslim should feel accepted, comfortable, and welcomed. MUHSEN has created a system of different services that a masjid can employ to become accommodating to special needs individuals and their families.

By contributing towards developing and establishing a variety of different supports and accommodations for Muslims within the Masjid setting including Support Groups, Eid Prayer supports and continued Educational Events, masjids will work towards becoming nationally recognized as a masjid that is inclusive and special needs friendly environment and joining a community of over 90 other masjids across North America.

Why Masjid Certification Matters

When the Prophet (S) frowned at the blind companion Abdullah ibn Umm-Maktum, Allah was the one that corrected his behavior and the Prophet Muhammad after that moment always made sure to make this companion feel important and valued in the community. With this in mind, the Masjid certification assists in the destigmatization of the congregation on special needs.

Through aiding in bringing communities together and facilitating the approach that all deserve to feel and be welcomed, we are able to service the Ummah at large. In hindsight, the reason that masjid certification matters is it brings compassion to a community, and allows the removal of barriers on the Day of Judgement for us, as the hadith of the Prophet Muhammad mentions, “Whoever removes a worldly grief from a believer, Allah will remove from him one of the griefs of the Day of Resurrection. And whoever alleviates the need of a needy person, Allah will alleviate his needs in this world and the Hereafter.”

MUHSEN volunteer assisting a young boy with special needs perform wudu in a masjid bathroom.

MUHSEN Masjid Certification Levels of Excellence

MUHSEN seal indicating that a masjid is certified Platinum in terms of awareness, accommodation, and acceptance.
MUHSEN masjid accommodation badges. 10 orange circles with logos, titled Wheelchair accessibility, restroom/wudu accessibility, disability awareness khutbahs, accessibility ABCs, support groups, events for special needs families, annual workshop, respite at masjid events, and weekend school accommodation. Text reads MUHSEN masjid certification. missing a service you want to see here? contact your facilitator today: muhsen.org/masjid-certification/

Wheelchair
Accessibility

Prayer hall and parking access including ramp and elevator if applicable

Restroom/Wudu
Accessibility

Accessible toilet stall and accessible wudu facilities

Disability
Awareness Khutbahs

Recommended 4x/yr; discussion topics or sample clips provided upon request

Disability
Awareness Events

Recommended 2x/yr; directed to general community and can be single speaker or panel

Annual
Workshop

Can be youth workshop, volunteer training, staff/board sensitivity training, or teacher inclusivity training

Accessibility
ABCs

. ASL provided at major events and Eid salah; braille qurans; closed captioning on message boards and online media

Support
Groups

Recommended quarterly and must be facilitated by licensed professional with MUHSEN confidentiality waivers to be signed

Events for Special
Needs Families

Recommended 4x/year; can be separate events for MUHSEN families as well as accommodations at masjid or Eid events

Respite at
Masjid Events

Recommended 4x/year; must be provided by volunteers who have received MUHSEN training in a room separate from other childcare

Weekend School
Accommodation

MUHSEN’s curriculum for self-contained class is added to pre-existing weekend school at masjid; lead teacher and TA must receive training from MUHSEN representative

Wheelchair
Accessibility

Prayer hall and parking access including ramp and elevator if applicable

Restroom/Wudu
Accessibility

Accessible toilet stall and accessible wudu facilities

Disability
Awareness Khutbahs

Recommended 4x/yr; discussion topics or sample clips provided upon request

Disability
Awareness Events

Recommended 2x/yr; directed to general community and can be single speaker or panel

Annual
Workshop

Can be youth workshop, volunteer training, staff/board sensitivity training, or teacher inclusivity training

Accessibility
ABCs

. ASL provided at major events and Eid salah; braille qurans; closed captioning on message boards and online media

Support
Groups

Recommended quarterly and must be facilitated by licensed professional with MUHSEN confidentiality waivers to be signed

Events for Special
Needs Families

Recommended 4x/year; can be separate events for MUHSEN families as well as accommodations at masjid or Eid events

Respite at
Masjid Events

Recommended 4x/year; must be provided by volunteers who have received MUHSEN training in a room separate from other childcare

Weekend School
Accommodation

MUHSEN’s curriculum for self-contained class is added to pre-existing weekend school at masjid; lead teacher and TA must receive training from MUHSEN representative

Stay Accessible, Stay Ahead.
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