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More Books for Al Fitrah Centre

In the second quarter of 2022, Al Fitrah Foundation added more braille Islamic and reference books to its modest library. The shelves are categorised according to language – English, Arabic and Bahasa Melayu.

This slow but steady process has led to the increase of various interesting titles.

The centre is open to all visually impaired brothers and sisters, young and old, who would like to increase their knowledge about Islam.

There is a small section reserved for children. More storybooks are currently being added to this section.

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Educational Braille Literature for a School Library

On Monday, 3rd October 2022, Al Fitrah Foundation Founder and Trustee, Puan Sri Norma Hashim and her team visited Sekolah Kebangsaan Pendidikan Khas (SKPK) Jalan Batu in Kuala Lumpur. Ten sets of Islamic braille literature were handed over to the school’s library.

Between mid-October and early-November 2022, Al Fitrah will be contributing another 48 sets of braille books, including regular reference materials and story books.

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Book Famine

It’s called a “book famine”- There are very few books available in braille format so Majid our braille editor is kept very busy producing books for schools and blind readers worldwide. If you’d like to help us increase the number of braille books either by being a reader or typing stories out please get in touch with us on FB AlFitrah Foundation Braille Quran Initiative or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Reaching Out to Africa

Tuesday, 20th September 2022. Brother Mohammed Lamine and a friend visited Al Fitrah Foundation and bought a set of braille Quran before leaving for Mali the following day. He will present it to a leader at a centre in Mali.

Brother Majid from the editorial team, showed the guests a copy of the braille Quran and read out a few verses. Then, they discussed Al Fitrah Foundation’s programmes for the visually impaired in Malaysia and internationally.

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Foodbank, A Year On

Al Fitrah Foundation began its foodbank initiative during the pandemic, to support families in need of daily essentials. It was humbling to see the response on the ground and to be able to reach out to support the people. After seeing the progress gaining momentum, we decided that having a proper location would serve the folks better. We had been working with the team at Somali Refugee Centre (SRC) in Gombak, Kuala Lumpur on quite a few occasions with delivering and distributing food, hence, we decided that it was the most natural place to station our Foodbank.

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