The deaf people have long felt isolated as most of Islam, Quran and prayer teaching/education is done orally through lectures, Khutbas, halaqas, and such information is seldom available in sign language, making it difficult to educate deaf Muslims about Islam. Deaf muslims, thus, cannot benefit from the mosque and their programs unless there are interpreters available. IANT addressed this growing problem in deaf muslim community, and introduced live ASL translation of their Jummah khutba, bringing deaf Muslims to the mosque, and be amongnst their hearing brothers and sisters comfortably.
We are so happy to reconnect with deaf community by sharing the weekly Khutbas in ASL. We hope this will give you deeper understanding of the wisdom behind Allah's words. We pray that you continue to draw strength, and gain knowledge from Allah's book. We hope you benefit from these Khutbas in ASL. Please share with your deaf and hard of hearing friends and family.
May 3, 2019 marks the first ever jumma in American Sign Language live stream around the world.
Our president Rebecca Hossain is the new Deaf interpreter for VRIC. She reaches 180 countries worldwide for ASL khutba.
Islamic Services for Deaf & Hard of Hearing is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes and empowers the Deaf to become LEADERS in their communities through Leadership, Education, Advocacy, Determination, Excellence and Servitude.