Nadir and Yadirah are the founders of Islam By Touch and are both visually impaired. 12 years ago, Yadirah, who is completely blind, reverted to Islam and was looking for accessible literature in North America. Even internationally, she found limited resources and none of which were free.
Islam By Touch is an organization which aims to make Islam accessible to the blind community. The organization’s current campaign is focused on producing and distributing copies of the Braille Quran in English Translation (Saheeh International) for free.
Expand to free of hadith, seerah, and other scholarly resources.
Develop a series of children’s books for parents and families to enjoy.
Create a culture in which the extended Muslim Community can be more inclusive to the blind community by understanding differences in lifestyle.
There are approximately 10 million blind people in the United States. It is estimated that 50,000 of them are Muslim.
75% of the blind community lives at or below the poverty line.