Welcome to the nurturing abode of the Blind and Vision Impaired Muslims (BVIM), a haven where inclusivity meets faith, fostering a community where every individual is seen, heard, and valued.
In the year 2014, a visionary by the name of Hanif Kruger embarked on a mission to carve out a space that would bridge gaps and foster unity, understanding, and mutual growth among blind and vision-impaired Muslims globally. Thus, BVIM was born, a beacon of hope and a testament to the spirit of togetherness.
Our journey began with the creation of a Facebook group, a safe harbor where individuals could share information, experiences, and forge connections that transcended geographical boundaries. The initiative grew, giving birth to a WhatsApp group that further facilitated close-knit interactions, allowing for a seamless exchange of ideas and support.
In 2022, we expanded our reach, embracing the ClubHouse platform, thereby widening our circle and welcoming more members into our BVIM family. Each platform we operate on is designed with the utmost consideration for our users, offering various avenues for engagement, catering to individual comfort levels and preferences.
As we stand today, united in our diversity, we are guided by the profound words of Albaz Poetry, “After asking Allah to guide you to the straight path, don’t just stand there … start walking!” It is with this spirit of proactive faith and solidarity that we continue to walk hand in hand, aiding each other in our journeys, and working collectively to forge paths laden with understanding, empathy, and mutual respect.
Our website serves as a compass in this journey, with a multifaceted purpose:
- Information Hub: To be a repository of information pertinent to the lives of blind and vision-impaired Muslims, offering insights, guidance, and resources that resonate with their experiences and aspirations.
- Centralized Access Point: To present a centralized portal where individuals can learn about and join various platforms that cater to the global community of blind and vision-impaired individuals, thereby fostering a network of support and camaraderie.
- Resource Center: To offer a rich reservoir of resources not just for the blind and vision-impaired Muslims but also for their families and friends, nurturing a supportive environment for all.
- Communication Channel: To establish a direct line of communication with the administrators of our diverse social platforms, ensuring a responsive and open channel for feedback, suggestions, and assistance.
As we forge ahead, we invite you to walk with us, to be a part of a community where we uplift each other, where your journey is our journey, and where, together, we seek guidance and stride forward in unity, faith, and purpose. Welcome to BVIM, where together, we walk the path of understanding and mutual growth.