PROTECTION OF THE INTELLECT OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: IN THE HOLY QUR’AN AND THE SUNNAH PERSPECTIVE
Keywords:Disability, Qur’an, Sunnah, Rights, Education
This study examines how the Holy Qur’an and the Sunnah protect the right to education, intellectual development, and well being for people with disabilities and their families. The research explains the natural sympathy people feel towards these people and the empathy that is felt towards the families of children with disabilities, as Muslim jurists have addressed these issues. A deductive approach is used based on the foundations of Quranic education and the educational theories of the Sunnah of the Prophet (Hazrat Muhammad Rasulullah Khatam un Nabiyyin Sallallahu ‘alaihi wa ‘alelihi wa Ashabihi wa sallam); moreover, the study relies on an analysis that establishes how people can deliver effective care for people with disabilities. The findings reveal that both The Holy Qur’Én and the Sunnah succinctly articulate the rights of those with special needs. These texts also preach the need to integrate people with disabilities into society and create a friendly environment for them to live in; they also teach and educate people about how they should interact with people with disabilities within their families.