ISDHH

Our History

International Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ISDHH) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes and empowers Leaders for the deaf through Leadership, Education, Advocacy, Determination, Excellence and Servitude.
ISDHH was established in 2015 as a Non-Profit organization to advocate and empower the Muslim deaf community, and facilitate their understanding of Islam and their integration within the Muslim community. Due to lack of understanding of the needs of the deaf both intellectually and spiritually, they are always excluded from the learning process including Jummah Khutbah and religious education by Muslim scholars, or even a Du’a in Ramadan which made deaf muslims feel disenfranchised and not cared for by their brothers and sisters in faith. Due to lack of resources, deaf Muslims have minimal to no knowledge of what the Holy Qur’an contains or what the different narrations of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) teach us. They are very eager to learn Islam and they need and want to feel inclusive in our hearing Muslim community.

Mission statement

L . E . A . D . E . R . S

Leadership – Education – Advocacy – Determination – Excellence – Respect – Servitude

Our ACCOMPLISHMENTS

ISDHH has succeeded to create awareness, education and understanding, and to start off a basic resource program that helps our hearing Muslim community to understand sign language, deaf culture and the mindset of deaf Muslim people. The road is still very long to go, as we need to put together a culture that respects human rights and religious freedom of deaf Muslims into their Muslim communities.

  • ISDHH is currently conducting courses and workshops to teach American Sign Language to Muslims.
  • We have invited the National Theatre of the Deaf (NTD) in both 2015 and 2016 to help educate through Arts and Theater. The performances were offered to everyone in the community to share an art form for being inclusive, and providing entertainment for people with special needs as well as rest of the society. NTD was established in 1960 and it is because of their work that today we have ASL as a foreign language, ASL Interpreters, Caption TV, and the America with Disabilities Act (ADA) which was established in 1990.
  • ISDHH has started a project to provide Interpreters in North Texas Mosques to help deaf become inclusive in their own Muslim community through “seeing” instead of “hearing” the Jummah Khutba and thereby, receiving the same knowledge and feeling the same blessings as their hearing brothers and sisters.
  • We have started an educational project to display Prophet’s stories for them to start a basic education of the message that every prophet had to struggle to convey to humanity on earth.
  • Through our matrimonial services, we have 6 successful deaf marriages.
  • We have 11 deaf Shahada.

GIVING IS VIRTUE

Generous donors like you are the key to our success and make it possible for ISDHH to better equip deaf people with the assistance and special services that will help them lead a better life. We hope that we can count on your support to help us reach out to the deaf in the best possible way. We assure you that all donations received will go directly towards funding our program. We thank you for your time and consideration. May Allah SWT keep you and your family under His loving care. Amen If you’d like to donate, simply click the button below. Thank you!

VOLUNTEER

Are you interested in volunteering? If you are looking to make a difference, and are eager to help us in serving our deaf community, please email inquiring about volunteer and internship opportunities.

Categories: Deaf News

0 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *