Inclusive environment for special needs members

Muhsen

A Masjid Welcoming Everyone

The Muslim Community of Folsom strives to provide an inclusive environment for our community members with special needs and disabilities. There are several projects underway to make our masjid welcoming to everyone and we encourage your participation and feedback.

The building has a wheelchair-accessible prayer hall and bathrooms. Alhamdulillah, with the support of our dedicated volunteers, MCF is the first mosque in the greater Sacramento County that offers a parent support group and Sunday school for special needs children.

Please contact our Special Needs facilitators Br. Sarfaraz Syed or Sr. Farhanaaz Begum at muhsen@mcfolsom.com with any questions.

Muhsen Certification

MCF currently holds a silver certification from Muhsen and is working towards gold for providing a friendly environment for special needs families.

Muhsen (Muslims Understanding and Helping Special Education Needs) is a non-profit umbrella organization serving the Muslim community to establish a more inclusive “Special Needs Friendly” environment for our brothers & Sisters living with Disabilities. Muhsen will advocate, educate, train, and implement programs and services nationwide to improve access to Masjids for individuals with Special Needs as well as acceptance and inclusion by the community in all aspects.

Silver Certification

Current

All points must be met:

Wheelchair accessibility through ramps and elevator
Needs Assessment Survey of community
Advertising disability services on masjid website
Khutbahs on disability at least 4x/year
Disability awareness event at masjid at least 2x/year
Restroom and wudu accessibility
Special needs/disability facilitator for masjid
Information about programs accessible on website

Gold Certification

In Progress

All SILVER points plus:

Sign language interpreter for select lectures and khutbahs
Parent/caregiver support group
Siblings support group
Regularly scheduled programs or events for families with disabilities
Braille Quran must be available
Eid prayer accessibility and/or designated room for families with disabilities
Specialized child care at selects masjid events
Youth training event about Disabilities Interaction

Register with Muhsen

As an ongoing effort to support Muhsen in its goal to recognize and learn the requirements for individuals with disabilities, MCF requests that if you have a family member with special needs, please fill out the Needs Assessment survey.

Also, if you know anyone with a family member with special needs, please send the link to the survey. All responses are confidential and will automatically be directed to Muhsen.

Sunday School for Special Needs Children

MCF Sunday school is proud to sponsor the weekend school for special needs children. A group of dedicated volunteers teaches Quranic alphabet letters, Islamic Studies, and Quran memorization to children of all ages with disabilities.

Please contact Sr Farhanaaz Begum at muhsen@mcfolsom.com for more details.

Support Group for Parents of Children with Special Needs

The MCF Muhsen Support Group is a WhatsApp support group for families with special needs children. The group was started in 2018 to provide support and resources to parents by parents of special needs children. The objective of the group is to provide a platform to share experiences, concerns, and success stories in a safe and judgment-free zone.

Interested parents, please contact Sr Farhanaaz Begum at  muhsen@mcfolsom.com.

Volunteer with Muhsen

One of Muhsen’s biggest strengths is its incredibly compassionate, hard-working, and devoted team. Our exceptional staff and volunteers go out of their way and put the needs of others first to make lives today and tomorrow better for those who are living with disabilities.

Join us to volunteer, work with those we can support, and learn and gain back from them!

Explore the right volunteer opportunity:

  • General Volunteer for events and planning
  • Respite Care Volunteer
  • Peer Buddy Volunteer (Virtual)
  • Quran Teacher Volunteer
  • Special Needs Weekend School Teachers Assistant

Please email your interest with the subject line “Muhsen Volunteer” to muhsen@mcfolsom.com.

Muhsen Sunday School

Registration for Muhsen Sunday School is now open!

Age | 4 – 15 yr
Start Date | Oct 2nd
Time | Sunday 11 – 12:30 pm
Location| MPR @MCF

Registrations Steps

Step 1 | register with MCF and complete the payment
tinyurl.com/MuhsenSchoolFallEnrollment2022

Step 2 | register with Muhsen
tinyurl.com/muhsenschool22-23

Questions? Muhsen@mcfolsom.com

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