The BSL Qur’an Project

The first ever BSL translation of the Qur’an.


The progress so far


Surahs translated up to Al-Mumtahina


Surahs published up to Ash-Shams


Surahs filmed up to An-Naba

The Qur’an has been translated into almost every language in the world amounting to over 65 translations; the Qur’an is yet to be translated into BSL.

British Sign Language is the first language of the British Deaf community.

It is incomprehensible that the Qur’an, which Allah has sent down for the entirety of mankind, be unavailable to a community of people, simply because of a language barrier!

After all the Qur’an is “.. a guidance for mankind and clear proofs of guidance and criterion” (2:185).

By the grace of Allah, Al Isharah has embarked on a journey to translate the first-ever Qur’an into British Sign Language.

This is a translation project that will see the Quran being translated from Arabic, directly into BSL.

We have a dedicated team that consists of BSL Interpreters, BSL linguists, Arabic linguists, scholars, Deaf consultants and a focus group.

This is a monumental project that goes through several scrutiny processes to ensure we have the best quality translation.

The cost to translate

£2 million estimated total cost to translate, check and publish:
(unit cost calculated by dividing the total estimated cost by how many words, letters, verses etc).

Learn the Qur’an in BSL