By Saara Patel, LLMSW This article originally appeared on muslimmatters.org. “One of the seven given shade on the Day of Judgment is the man who remembered Allah in private and so his eyes shed tears” (Sahih Bukhari narrated by Abu Huraira)
Isolated, stressed, rejected and ostracized. These are just some of the feelings parents of children with disabilities feel in their sacred spaces. I am the mother of a 13-year-old son who was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder nine years ago.