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The Fiqh Rulings In Regards To Mental & Physical Disabilities

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Disabilities can be categorized into either mental or physical. How do certain aspects of our religion change when it comes to a person with a mental disability or with a physical disability? To what extent can obligations be eased?

Shaykh Omar Suleiman answers

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differentiate in rulings of fit between mental disabilities and physical disabilities and the obligations that are upon people.

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If a person in their mental disability is unable to even control their behavior, control their actions or comprehend, then certain obligations would be dropped from them and the majority of obligations would be dropped from them. And really the the onus is on the people around them, to care for them and to and to give them as quality of life as possible. However, I'll tell you this. And this is a personal story of the executive director of Morrison sister who he thought her and her husband when they took their daughter who has autism to Oman, and they, they saw the love and her eyes and the way that she benefited, and the way that she really drew closer to Allah subhana wa

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Tada. So don't underestimate the spiritual capability of one who has a disability. In Charlottetown. However, the obligations are relaxed in the case of that person, whereas the one who has a physical disability the obligations are not, the obligations are relaxed in their mechanics, however, the obligations are still binding. So I still have to do those obligations and fulfill the obligations that are within my physical capacity. But then, you know, if you can't pray standing up, you pray sitting down, if you can't pray, sitting down, you pray laying down. If a person can only pray with their eyes, they pray with their eyes. So I would pray to the best of my ability, so long as I'm

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comprehending the prayer in Charlottetown