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Disabled Muslim Matrimony: Breaking Boundaries and Building Futures

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Disabled Muslim Matrimony: Breaking Boundaries and Building Futures

When it comes to a physical or mental disability, people back away from a potential spouse. It seems that being given the choice to handle a disability from the start of a marriage is too much, that the love and commitment is too much effort when the offer does not sound tempting. We forget that any kind of disability can happen at any moment of our lives.

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When it comes to a physical or mental disability, people back away from a potential spouse. It seems that being given the choice to handle a disability from the start of a marriage is too much, that the love and commitment is too much effort when the offer does not sound tempting. We forget that any kind of disability can happen at any moment of our lives.

There are many things that can be disabling, the process of ageing, the loss of wealth, and the loss of employment.

When we marry someone, we know we will all age, we may even struggle with money, some of us may lose our jobs, but we stick by one another. That is love. That is commitment. We look pass matters of age and money, because we believe in something much greater, and we believe in it together. The ability to love is always stronger, always greater than any disability a person may face.

Yet when it comes to a physical or mental disability, people back away from a potential spouse. It seems that being given the choice to handle a disability from the start of a marriage is too much, that the love and commitment is too much effort when the offer does not sound tempting. We forget that any kind of disability can happen at any moment of our lives.

Upon accepting the Community Initiative of the Year Award at the 2020 British Muslim Awards, we said in our speech that we want people to see those with disabilities as complete equals, not alternatives when it comes to marriage.

This is paramount. We must relearn our definition of beauty, because having good morals and a good character are rarities, like precious gemstones, and such gemstones are beautiful. A person’s religious habits are important too, but good character is much more central in Islamic teaching. Regardless of anyone’s ability, a person with good character will love and support you, qualities we yearn for beyond anything else.

Disabled Muslim Matrimony

We held our Disabled Muslim Matrimony event in Preston, UK. With the Grace of Allah, it was a success. The turnout was fantastic and our members thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Alhamdulilah, some of our members believe they have found their match on their very first attempt at attending one of our events SubhanAllah.

We created the perfect space where all our member’s needs were met and all support and facilities were put in place which allowed our members to simply enjoy meeting other singles to help them find their marriage partners.

The beautiful Silk Route Restaurant (Preston Lancashire) at which the Disabled Muslim Matrimony event was held was the perfect venue for our members. We ensured that we chose a venue which would be suited to all our member’s needs, i.e. the venue had disabled access, disabled parking, disabled toilets, comfortable seating (including sofas in the waiting area, giving our members the extra comfort following registration) and the venue was large enough to facilitate wheelchair circulation alhamdulilah.

We wanted our members to feel at ease and know exactly what to expect at the event prior to attending. We provided our members with all relevant information regarding the venue, accessibility, directions, wheelchair accessible taxi contact numbers, parking, and lots more information prior to attending the event – giving everyone peace of mind and supporting them in every way we could.

Ayaz Bhuta, the Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby Paralympian, gave an inspirational speech about self-motivation and marriage. This is what he had to say about our event:

It’s a great initiative to help disabled Muslims get married and there’s nothing like it to be honest, it’s fantastic. [The Disabled Muslim Matrimony event] is nice, intimate and relaxed, it’s a very unique service. [This is] a great service especially for other disabled Muslims. Give it a shot, if your hoping to find a partner, you never know what might happen if you come to one of these events, it might be daunting for you but you never know what might happen.”

This is what some of our members had to say about our Disabled Muslim Matrimony event:

“I’m genuinely very impressed with how accommodating you’ve been as a service to make the event as inclusive and stress free for everyone involved.”

Another member said: “JazakAllah khair for keeping us updated every step of the way. This is something new and you’re doing everything within your means to make the process easier for us. I can’t wait to come on Thursday and meet new individuals. Especially those who may have gone through similar struggles in life.”

A mother of one of our members sent a lovely message with a beautiful dua after the event saying:

“Jazak Allah Khair for organising the event. It was evident that there was lots of planning behind the scenes. I pray for the success of the new venture as it is greatly needed and a to be promoted more. Bless you and the team, may you all be rewarded abundantly ameen.”

A sister of one of our members also said the following:

“I want to just give a massive thank you to everyone and to the staff who organised the Preston Marriage Event for disabled people today. It was the first time my brother went to one of these events and he was very nervous at first, but as the day went on, he became really calm. The event wasn’t rushed and there were refreshments ready (I had a lot of cake sorry 😂). There was a lot of space to move around too. I was impressed with the location as it had lots of car park spaces. I highly recommend others and encourage them to go to the next event that is coming. My brother has managed to find someone and insha’Allah things will work out.”

She further explained, “My brother said he was very comfortable seeing how organised it [the Disabled Muslim Matrimony event] was.”

One member loved how we paid attention to every detail to ensure that our members were supported in the best way possible, saying, “It’s the small things that make this service stand out Masha’Allah.”

Another member sent us a beautiful dua saying, “May Allah help everyone on this group find a partner ameen; and Allah bless the team and everyone who has led to the success of this event ameen.”

We are extremely grateful to Allah for granting us this opportunity to help our fellow Muslims on their journey to find their marriage partners. Alhamdulilah, we are humbled by the duas and fantastic feedback we have received from our members and their families. May Allah bless all our members and grant everyone their perfect spouse, ameen.

We will be holding another event in Preston Lancashire, UK, in June, 2020. For further information please contact [email protected]


Disabled Muslim Matrimony – Who we are and what we do

Allow us to help you find your lifelong partner insha’Allah.

We break boundaries and build futures.

We hold events for single disabled Muslims to find their marriage partners. We also have our online matrimonial website which allows you to connect with single Muslims around the world insha’Allah.

If you would like to join our service, simply email us on:

i[email protected]

or visit us on:

DisabledMuslim-Matrimony.co.uk

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @Disabled_Muslim_Matrimony.

We pray Allah blesses you abundantly and grants you success on your match-making journey, ameen.

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