The Prophet's care for the Handicapped
Under category : His Mercy upon People of Special Needs
Article translated to : العربية
anas(may allah be pleased with him) narrated that an insane woman said: o prophet of allah, i have a need and i want you to do it for me! the prophet – peace be upon him – said: "take me to any lane you want so that i can do it for you" then the prophet – peace be upon him – went with her until he performed what she wants. .
thisindicates the patience and modesty of the prophet – peace be upon him – while performing the needs or services for the handicapped people.
thisindicates also that the prophet – peace be upon him – was very close to people in order to ensure their rights and guide them to the best manners and conduct. the rulers should follow the example of the prophet – peace be upon him – who was bearing the difficulties by himself to ensure the interests and welfare of the muslims and responding to their requirements. .
therulers should provide the required health, social, financial and spiritual needs to the handicapped and fulfill their requirements.
kindsof care which can be provided to the handicapped:
providea good level of living for them.
providemedication and the regular checkups to them.
qualifyand educate them to the extent which conforms to their abilities and levels.
employeepersons to serve and take care of them.
thenoble caliph "omar bin abdul aziz – may allah be pleased with him – has responded to these prophetic manners and issued the following resolution to the states:
"provide me with the names of each blind, disabled, paralyzed or handicapped person". doing that, he employed a person for each of them in order to guide and take care of him. moreover, he provided one servant to each two handicapped persons in order to take care of them. .
followingthe same example, the amawi caliph, al-waleed bin abdul malek – may allah have mercy on his soul – has invented the idea of establishing institutes and care centres to the handicapped. he has established [on 707 a.d – 88 a.h) a specialized entity for taking care of them, and employed doctors and servants to nurse them and provided each of them with a regular salary. he said to the handicapped: "don't beg people anything". he has provided all of their needs and employed a servant for each handicapped or blind person. 
 narrated by muslim under no. 4293.
 al nawawi's explanation to muslim (15/82)
 ibn al jawzi, biography of omar bin abdul aziz, 130
 ibn kathir, al-bidayah and al-nihayah, 9/186, tarikh al tabari 5/265.