Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Journal of Disability & Religion
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The purpose of this study is to explore the experiences of Muslim mothers of children with disabilities. Many studies have addressed the challenges faced by family caregivers in Western societal settings and little is known about the challenges of Muslim mothers of children with disabilities faced and the impact to their well-being. The study revealed several themes regarding the values in caregiving, disparity, fortitude, and needs. It provided a unique perspective on the intersection of gender with culture, religion, and immigrant status for the caregivers. The implication on the cultural stigmatization of disability in Muslim communities is discussed.
Othman, Enaya; Ong, Lee Za; Omar, Irfan A.; Bekhet, Abir K.; and Najeeb, Janan, "Experiences of Muslim Mothers of Children with Disabilities: A Qualitative Study" (2022). Arabic Languages and Literatures. 9.
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Accepted version. Journal of Disability & Religion, Vol. 26, No. 1 (2022): 1-25. DOI. © 2021 Taylor & Francis. Used with permission.