There are a significant number of Muslims in the UK who are deaf, blind, or classed with having special needs.
Many of these Muslims are deprived of a basic Islamic education.
- Lack of resources
- Lack of awareness
- Social Isolation
Our Muslim brothers and sisters receive little guidance and assistance from the mosques.
Baseera is a specialist institute dedicated to the Islamic education and development of Muslims with disabilities and special needs.
Many have access to the national curriculum; only a minority have access to any form of Islamic education.
Baseera is the first Madrasa of its kind in the UK.
Our fundamental aim is to maximise the potential of all Muslims with special needs and ensure they have easy access to an Islamic education.
Since launching Baseera in 2009, we have:
- Run weekly classes providing children with Islamic education as well as an environment where they can grow and develop.
- Trained teachers from all over the UK.
- Established a national network of specially trained teachers and volunteers.
- Held regular staff training days.
- Supported teachers and students nationally by providing them with assistance and resources.
- Raised awareness
- Assisted in the start up of centres such as our own in other parts of the UK.
- Hafiz Yusuf Patel
- Hafiz Munir Doodwala
- Mr Abdul Aziz Khan
- Management – Yasmin Ismail
- Head Teacher – Laili Pervin
- SENCO – Myra Malik
- Islamic Studies Coordinator – Apa Samiha Ghanchi
- Sign Language Coordinator- Husnara Mosoddik
- Arabic Braiile Coordinator- Reeaz Iqbal
We also use flashcards to aid with teaching.
Audio: We use CDs and other audio devices e.g. Sound Mats
Nasheeds: These are made by our staff according to the topics being studied
‘This is the way we wash our hands
wash our hands, wash our hands,
This is the way we wash our hands,
When we do Wudhu.’