What We Do
Better Communities for All
We believe a better society for persons with disabilities is a better society for all.
MUHSEN provides a range of programs and services across North America to improve the experience within mosques, and engender positive communities for those with disabilities.
Disability affects millions of people in the world today, with numbers that are only growing.
Today we are here for our loved ones living with disabilities, but tomorrow we may not be. There is a glaring need for the Muslim community to become better equipped for the people that are such a valuable part of our society. It was this absence of support in the Muslim community that led our founders Dr Omar Suleiman and Sr. Joohi Tahir to start MUHSEN (Read more about our founders in Who We Are).
Muhsen is a nonprofit umbrella organization serving children and adults with any intellectual, mental, or physical disability. Muhsen’s aim is to establish an inclusive and accessible environment for individuals with disabilities and their families. Muhsen will assume an active role to advocate and educate, conduct training, and implement programs and services across North America to improve the experience within mosques, conventions, related classes and events, as well as to engender a positive and welcoming community for persons with disabilities.
Muhsen will strive to lead in creating a better understanding of Disabilities in our communities and building a better future for these “Special” People of Jannah, In shaa Allah where they are welcomed and all their needs are addressed as they are accepted by all.
What is Disability?
A disability is any condition of the body or mind (impairment) that makes it more difficult for the person with the condition to do certain activities (activity limitation) and interact with the world around them (participation restrictions).
There are many types of disabilities, such as those that affect a person’s:
What Makes MUHSEN Different
MUHSEN is an umbrella organization: our offerings are not specific to any one age group or any one disability. We work with adults, children, and families who live with all intellectual, mental, and physical disabilities.
One of MUHSEN’s biggest strengths is our team of incredibly compassionate, hard-working and devoted individuals. Our staff and volunteers go out of their way and put the needs of others first. After extensive training, we perform background checks from third party companies in order to ensure the safety and peace of mind for all our families and teams.
The First of its Kind
Muhsen was founded due to the large need for support and education in the Muslim community that was not being met. Muhsen prioritizes advocacy and education about disabilities, and has established programs like Muhsen Masjid Certification and many others whose goal is to make the community as a whole better for those living with disabilities.
MUHSEN works with a vast range of disabilities including but not limited to the following:
Our Programs and Services
MUHSEN Masjid Certification
MUHSEN Masjid Certification is unique to Muhsen as we are the only organization in North America who certifies masjids by ensuring they meet all needs and criteria for disabilities.
MUHSEN Respite Care
We understand that when one family member lives with a disability, the entire family lives with it. We provide short-term care visits for primary caregivers to take a break from their daily responsibilities.
MUHSEN Weekend School
We offer educational experiences using exclusive curriculum such as modules for teaching wudu and salah, stories of the prophets adapted to learning level, and specialized arts and crafts materials. We strive to help students with disabilities achieve success in growing their Deen.
MUHSEN Support groups
MUHSEN prioritizes a support system to safeguard the mental health of individuals and families with disabilities, as well as caregivers. Moderated by licensed social workers or therapists, these groups provide a safe and understanding environment where people can come together and find meaningful support.
MUHSEN Convention Services
MUHSEN is fully present at ICNA, ISNA, and MAS each year and we offer a range of services for attendees with disabilities including ushering, ASL interpretation, and wheelchair assistance.
MUHSEN Umrah trip
MUHSEN facilitates an Umrah partnered with Dar El Salam for people with disabilities. We offer one-on-one assistance, sign language interpretation, special needs child care, wheelchair/ushering aid, and customized visual resources.
Additionally MUHSEN also assumes an active role in advocacy, education, training, workshops, arranging Braille Qurans and ASL services, and educational and recreational activities and events.