Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders from the Islamic Perspective

Khairul Azhar Idris, Institute of Islamic Understanding Malaysia (IKIM)
Abdul Latif Abd. Razak, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)


Abstract


Children with neurodevelopmental disorders are considered as individuals with special needs. They have multiple levels of severity such as cognitive functioning deficits, emotional hypersensitivity and behavioural problems. From the Islamic perspective, these children should be treated with dignity as they have their own rights and needs. Islam discourages any attempt to neglect and marginalise them based on their weaknesses and disabilities. This article will examine the Islamic approach in dealing with children with neurodevelopmental disorders, especially those with cognitive functioning deficits.


Keywords


Neurodevelopmental disorders, neurocognitive, autism, ADHD, dyslexia

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