Blog Author: Uneeba Chutani

3 young Muslim adults seated around dinner table eating.

Host a Sensory-Friendly Eid Party

Twice a year, the Muslim community around the world celebrates Eid. Families and friends come together for feasts, give each other gifts, and pray together. Eid al-Fitr, the festival of the breaking of the fast, celebrates generosity and gratitude. Eid al-Adha, the festival of sacrifice, is about helping those in need. While Eid is a

Muslim women greeting each other for a sensory-friendly Eid

Five Steps to a Sensory-Friendly Eid

Eid is right around the corner and the Muslim community is preparing for this special celebration. Parties are being planned, homes are being decorated, and plans are being confirmed. Although this is a very joyous time of year, for many children and adults, it can contribute to sensory overload and stress. Furthermore, Eid can be

Young Muslim man, smiling, with his head turned to the side, outside in group prayer.

How to Offer a Sensory-Friendly Eid Prayer

Eid is an important celebration for Muslims around the world. One way Eid is celebrated is with morning Eid prayers. This is a special part of the day that families look forward to. On the other hand, while this is a beautiful opportunity for many, it may also contribute to sensory overload or be difficult

Young Muslims gathering for Taraweeh prayer

How to Offer Sensory-Friendly Taraweeh Prayer 

Ramadan is the most sacred month of the year for Muslims around the world. Ramadan is observed by fasting from sunrise to sunset, praying, giving charity and practicing generosity. Taraweeh prayer is one of the things that makes Ramadan nights so special. For the entire month, many Muslims gather together at night after breaking their

Young Muslim girls celebrating a sensory friendly Ramadan

Five Steps to a Sensory-Friendly Ramadan

For many Muslims, Ramadan is the most sacred time of the year. According to a qualitative study titled, “A Qualittaive Study of Ramadan: A Month of Fasting, Family, and Faith” conducted by Alghafli et al (2019), Ramadan is a time of the year when it is devoted to enriching spirituality. Including more Muslims is important by

Muslim family gathered around dinner table at sensory-friendly Iftaar party.

Host a Sensory-Friendly Iftaar Party 

Ramadan is the most sacred month of the year in the Islamic calendar. The Muslim community around the world observes Ramadan by fasting from sunrise to sunset. Iftaar, the meal at sunset that marks the end of the fast, is often celebrated with feasts surrounded by friends and family. For many children and adults, these

Young boy praying in sensory-friendly mosque.

How to Manage Sensory Overload at the Mosque 

For many Muslim families, visiting the mosque is an important part of their lives. A lot of parents want to introduce their children to their sacred practices and have them feel connected to their community. For some families, however, visiting the mosque can be a challenging sensory experience. Managing sensory overload at the mosque is

Graphic stating, "The Andy Warhol Museum's Virtual Sensory-Friendly Workshop!"

An Art Museum Hosts a Virtual Sensory-Friendly Workshop

Picture this: You join a Zoom call. You first see a gallery of new faces. You hear scattered chatter in the group.  People interrupt one another.  They apologize for their audio delays. You notice a cluttered workspace behind some.  While other participants have a bright, patterned virtual background. You notice that people walk behind another participant on camera. While another is interrupted by their barking dog.  And the

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