MAKKAH: "We could not see the Kaabah or the interior of the Grand Mosque but something just felt different when we stepped inside," said Esah Long, tears rimming her eyes.
The 72-year-old, who lost her sight following an illness when she was seven, recalled the first time she entered the Grand Mosque here with her husband, Abd Aziz Yusof, 73, who is also blind.
Alhamdulillah we welcomed a delegation of 5 NGOs from Bangladesh on Friday. The delegates had spent 3 days in Melaka being trained on the use and repair of Braille embossers by Anna Lau from Index Braille Technology Sys M Sdn Bhd. All these NGOs produce braille books for the blind in Bangladesh.
Also accompanying them was Shaima a visually impaired Yemeni refugee who is helping us with brailling work as a means of supporting her family.
We welcomed two visitors yesterday from Sydney, Australia. Ustaz Naseer and his wife Raowa were interested to learn about our work and to find out how to learn Quraanic braille.
Haji Islah Busakorn who visited our office last month with his wife has started the first Madrassa for the blind in Thailand. He has requested for the following items:
Braille Quran and various islamic books in Braille
If you’d like to contribute you can make a donation through our website www.alfitrah.net
Masha Allah , great to see our brother Askar Sakhirov teaching the Quran to the blind in Kazakhstan. Previously there had been no ustaz who could read Braille but now after learning in Malaysia , Askar has started classes on Kazakhstan.