Raya Al-JadirCareless / Disability Horizons Arabic
Raya is an English graduate from Queen Mary, University of London, where she also read Renaissance Studies for her Masters degree and is currently researching for a PhD thesis entitled, ‘The role of servants in political matters in Early Modern Drama’. Raya is a freelance journalist, translator, and proof-reader, founder of Careless (a disability awareness blog) and co-founder of Disability Horizons Arabic (a disability e-magazine).
When your relationship status is dictated by your disability
It is important to recognise every individual in their own right, who whether they have a partner or not, will be questioned about their actions on their own on the Day of Judgement. There is a notion that the Muslim world regards marriage as an essential element of one’s existence. However there are prerequisites including equality between the partners in physical ability/health, hence why disabled people are excluded to a certain extent.