International Services for

Deaf & Hard of Hearing

Our Projects

Here are ISDHH projects and events listed in chronological order.

Hajj-Umrah 2020

ISDHH proudly announces the first American Deaf delegation for Umrah and Hajj, a holy pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The delegation will be accompanied by ASL interpreters. Members of the delegation will visit the holy sites of Mecca and the prophet’s city of Medina, and perform the sacred rites of Hajj and Umrah. The trip will, without any doubt, be memorable and life changing for all deaf muslims who'd have the privilege to attend. This ISDHH project would be made possible with the generous donations of our supporters InshaAllah. Thanks to all of you.

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Fundraiser

We are are seeking your generosity and donations to help fund our Muslim charity organization. Our mission is to make accessible Islamic Education videos for the Muslim Deaf Community explaining Islam in depth through the stories of the Prophets. Please donate generously during these last ten days of Ramadan. All your donations are zakat eligible. Thank you!

Event Details:

When: Sunday, June 10, 2018 after Maghrib prayer and Iftar.

Where:The event is at Valley Ranch Islamic Center - 9940 Valley Ranch Pkwy West, Irving, TX 75063

Guest Speaker: Sh. Omar Suleiman

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Community Announcement

All Deaf people are invited to community Iftar Dinner hosted by ISDHH at MAS, Richardson. Please sign up below to RSVP. Thank you!
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Community Announcement

A Deaf man (refugee) is marrying a Deaf Blind woman. ISDHH joyfully invites you to share in their happiness and help them as they start a new life together. They are very simple, and do not have anything except their faith and each other. Thank you!

Opportunites & Obligations

A Community Talk

Those That Allah Loves

A Community Talk

Those That Allah Loves

Event Details:

When: Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 8pm.

Where:The event is at Valley Ranch Islamic Center - 9940 Valley Ranch Pkwy West, Irving, TX 75063

Guest Speakers:

  1. Sh. Yaser Birjas
  2. Psychologist Usman Mughni
  3. ISDHH President Rahma Hossain
  4. VRIC Special Needs Coordinator Zeba Khan

ISDHH strives to create awareness, education, and understanding of deafness and deaf culture in our communities. Our vision is to build a platform for all deaf individuals, so they find their voice and learn to advocate for themselves. We strive to become deaf leaders in our Muslim communities by using our native language to communicate and utilizing American Sign Language interpreters (ASL) to showcase deaf people’s artistic, creatives, innovative and unique and competent abilities and skills set of communication to our Muslim brothers and sisters.

The focus of this community talk is

  • How and where can the Muslim community help?
  • How can we be do a better job serving people with disabilities?
  • Provide motivation and encouragement to the Muslims attending the presentation.
  • What do we want for our deaf Muslim brothers and sisters?

Holy Land Tour 2016 - Deaf Light of Hope

ISDHH had the honor and privilege of hosting the interfaith delegation to the Holy Land. Muslims, Christians and Jews, traveled as ambassadors of Peace to the Holy Land. We visited the Tomb of Prophet Abraham/Ibrahim, (PBUH), the Grandfather to all three faiths. We visited the Dome of the Rock where Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) made his ascension up into the seventh heaven to meet Allah SWT, and we visited Bethlehem, the sacred birth of Jesus and the holy sites where he preached his sermons. In addition to these Holy sites, we also visited the two deaf schools in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. We documented our journey of faith, non-violence, peace, dialogue, and reconciliation through film. The film director, Amir Mumammad, filmed our peace mission trip with the deaf interfaith group and the other deaf and hearing groups in the Holy Land, and created an independent film for Sundance Film Festival of the first deaf interfaith group, Ambassadors for Peace. The film is called "A Light of Hope". The trip in itself was “extraordinarily historic” given that the three main faith communities gathered together because they want peace, harmony and justice for ALL humanity. ISDHH offered interfaith workshops prior to this trip to prepare for this peace mission together.

In March, ISDHH took deaf Mislims and Christians to Holy Land Palestine. Here are the pictures of the Holy land Tour. Lover's Lane

Experience of the McWilliamses

Second Annual Deaf InterFaith event in collaboration with NTD

>Experience of the McWilliamses

ISDHH had second annual Interfaith Event on April 10, 2016 in Richardson, Texas at Islamic Association of North Texas (IANT) in collaboration with the world renowned,  The National Theatre of the Deaf (NTD). The event once again brought together Jewish, Christian and Muslim deaf.

Amina Papa

Amina Papa is CODA (Child of a Deaf Adult). She is married with two children, and works full time as a Compliance Analyst. Amina is actively involved with the Valley Ranch Islamic Center's Women's Committee, International Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing as well as DFW Refugee Outreach Services. She is actively involved with helping anyone she can with the biggest smile on her face.

Rev. Hudspeth

Rev. Tom Hudspeth, who born hard of hearing and grew up oral deaf, represents the United Methodist Commitee on Deaf and Hard of Hearing Ministries at the Task Force. He is the executive pastor and pastor of the Deaf at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas. He is the General Secretary of the World Federation of Deaf Methodists, and a consultant for the United Methodist Committee on Deaf & Hard of Hearing Ministries. Read more...

Ceasar Remtie

Ceasar Rentie is a former professional football player who hung up his cleats to take on another calling – to become a minister. He grew up in with two deaf-mute parents. He is the Chaplain Vice president of Pastoral Services for Methodist Health System in Dallas, and also a liscenced local Pastor for North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Read more...

Here is the feedback from attendees about the event.

Show of Hands

First Annual Deaf InterFaith event in collaboration with NTD

A Show of Hands

ISDHH had first annual Interfaith Event on April 12, 2015 in Irving, Texas at Islamic Center of Irving in collaboration with the world renowned, National Theatre of the Deaf. The event brought together Jewish, Christian and Muslim deaf.

National Theater for the Deaf

The National Theatre of the Deaf (NTD) explored American Sign Language from behind the curtain—literally! Concealed behind a slotted curtain, actors poked their hands out to create scenery, crack jokes, and teach American Sign Language, featuring poems, stories, fables, and improvisation that delights ALL AGES! A Show of Hands came in Version B: featuring the McWilliamses.

Cantor Sheri Allen

Cantor Sheri Allen has been the part-time service leader at Congregation Beth Shalom for the past five years. She also works as a Chaplain for Vitas Innovative Hospice Care, and also does PRN (on-call) Chaplaincy work at THR Harris Methodist Hospital, both in Ft. Worth. Cantor Allen has been leading services, teaching, and creating innovative programming for the Tarrant County Jewish Community for the past twenty years. Read more...

Rev. Hudspeth

Rev. Tom Hudspeth, who born hard of hearing and grew up oral deaf, represents the United Methodist Commitee on Deaf and Hard of Hearing Ministries at the Task Force. He is the executive pastor and pastor of the Deaf at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas. He is the General Secretary of the World Federation of Deaf Methodists, and a consultant for the United Methodist Committee on Deaf & Hard of Hearing Ministries. Read more...

Sh. Omar Suleiman

Shaykh Omar Suleiman is a world-renowned Islamic scholar from New Orleans, Louisiana, currently residing in Dallas. He is also the founder of the Islamic Learning Foundation of Texas. He teaches with several prestigious international institutions of higher learning such as Mishkah University, Al Maghrib institute, and Bayyinah Institute. He also currently serves as the Resident Scholar of the Valley Ranch Islamic Center. Read more...

Sponsers:

M.U.H.S.E.N (Muslims Understanding and Helping Special Education Needs) is a non – profit umbrella organization serving the community to establish a more inclusive “Special Friendly” environment for our Brothers & Sisters of all Disabilities. Muhsen will advocate, educate, train and implement programs and services nationwide to improve access to Masajids for Handicapped and Special Needs individuals as well as acceptance and inclusion by the community in all aspects.

MUHSEN

The event marked the first to include members of all faiths. And that was just the beginning.