The man who befriends terminally ill Muslims

If the photos to the right of Abu Mumin are anything to go by, he saves his smiles for the people he is helping.

Although far from curt or impolite in his demeanour, his voice carries a seriousness that is matched in his expression and body language, rarely fidgeting or breaking eye contact.

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Memorising the Quran in braille


Ali Bapputty of Thottumugham cannot hide his joy. With all the six volumes of the Quran in Braille in his possession, he cannot stop thanking those who gifted them to him. Though Ali lost his sight at 31, his grit and determination and firm faith in Allah saw him through.

Even at the age of 60, he does not depend much on anyone. After waking up early and completing his chores he heads to the Masjidul Furqan, about 100 yards away from home with a hand staff to attend al Fajr (the early morning prayer) every day.

He has been attending al Fajr since his school days but it has become a routine ever since he lost his sight.

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Blind Muslims in Kazakhstan started to learn to read the Quran in Braille

Blind Muslims in Kazakhstan who have just started to learn to read the Quran in Braille. The teacher is Askar Shakirov who took the initiative to learn Quraanic Braille with us when he was studying at the International Islamic University here. Askar wants to come back to Malaysia to do his Masters degree in Fiqh. Inshaa Allah we will be sponsoring his studies as many Kazakh Muslims are only learning about Islam now after decades of living under Communism. Askar is possibly the only one in his country who can teach the Quran in Braille. He is sighted but growing up he had a close friend who was deaf, which made him aware of the needs of the disabled.

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