Very few provisions existed for the Deaf Muslim community before Al Isharah.
When a Deaf girl named Sabirah was born, upon realising that she was profoundly Deaf, her mother made desperate enquiries about where Sabirah could learn about Islam and how she could adopt a healthy Muslim identity.
From that point onwards, Deaf and hearing professionals came together to establish our organisation.
Who we are
Al Isharah is a deaf services provider whose focus is to provide education, overall inclusion and equality through a number of services.
Who we help
Our beneficiaries are socially excluded disabled minority groups who are less likely to be financially independent, be in isolation and likely to develop mental health problems. Our services address the acute needs that deaf people have as a result of being Deaf at every stage of life.
Our work has successfully engaged Deaf children and adults who are often isolated due to cultural taboos around Deafness and disability. We provide this inclusion through a number of services such as the provision of a Deaf club, weekend supplementary schools and community engagement events.