The Prophet (SAW) cared deeply about every member of his community, regardless of gender, age, race or ability, and we see from the Seerah that he (SAW) respected each individual as they were and did his best to integrate them through engaging with them and involving them wherever possible.
Maktoom aims to do just that. The name Maktoom is inspired by the blind sahabi Hadhrat Abdullah ibn umm Maktoom RA who was also the Muadhin of the prophets Mosque in Madinah Munawarrah.
Maktoom aims to engender inclusivity through:
Providing an inclusive setting which is accessible to children with SEN and their families
Ensuring there is a safe and secure environment where children are able to flourish and carers’ and families’ needs are met
Facilitating a platform wherein families are able to mutually support each other
Supporting families where possible and enabling additional external support to meet their needs, for example through relevant workshops as requested
Involving children and their families within existing or planned projects by providing timings and formats suited to their needs
Providing opportunities for children to experience madrasah, either through attending a mainstream maktab class with one-to-one support, or via a programme designed specially taking into account their individual needs
Facilitating opportunities for the children to engage with their peers on special occasions
Celebrating the achievements of these children in assemblies and gatherings where possible
Recruiting and supporting volunteers to carry out these supportive roles effectively
Raising awareness within the wider community of additional needs, and how they too might support such families
1 day a week
Maktoom Madrasah is designed to give our special children an opurtunity to experiance Madrasah enviroment in a safe a secure place. This is facilitated with one to one support.
once a month
Maktoom playgroup sessions are aimed to support mummies to loosen their reigns and have a relaxing time with others whilst their children are being cared for by our volunteers.
Once a month
Maktoom Mums use a variety of resources such as WhatsApp group , monthly playgroup sessions, coffee mornings and in to share experiences and offer support to one another.
What our mummies say
I have found Quwwat Education Centre an incredible beacon of hope for children like my daughter who has severe learning and physical disabilities. I encountered trained staff and volunteers; soft play areas, and disability-inclusive resources which they had specially designed and developed to support children’s learning, as well as their mental and physical health and well-being.
I learned that Quwwat’s motto is ‘Empowering people in the name of peace’, and so it proved. With kind, compassionate, and patient one to one support and mentoring from volunteers, like Miss Aminah Wadie, I have observed as my child has learned to recognise basic Arabic alphabet (not her maternal language) and learn about the rudiments of her given faith through games and play.
The Quwwat Centre has also given me, as a parent, and an NHS nurse in Lancashire, the opportunity to get much- needed solidarity, support and practical tips to help my child’s health, well-being and learning.
On my quest to find an Islamic establishment for my son who is on the Autism Spectrum I came across Maktoom Madrassah.
My son was struggling to learn and cope at a conventional madrassah due to his Autistic traits. He has been attending Maktoom since November 2018. At this madrassah he is given individual attention and this has encouraged him to learn, enjoy and understand Islamic education.
Maktoom Madrassah are very supportive, understanding and listen to all my concerns and suggestions.
Alhamdolilah a great new establishment for SEN children to make them part of the madrassah but catered more to their individual needs.