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Being Deaf and Muslim

A deaf brother walks into the Mosque and begins his ablutions incorrectly. A few elderly men mock his mistakes. Fortunately, a brother who is able to sign is present, and helps the deaf brother perform his wudhu correctly. Recalling the above incident, Sarah says, “For me, that was disgusting. These were adult mosque elders violating [...]

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First BSL Khutbah in Birmingham on 16th April, 2010

Al Isharah Birmingham welcomes all deaf brothers and sisters to attend the First Friday Prayer (Khutbah) in British Sign Language at Green Lane Masjid, Small Heath Birmingham B9 5DB, on the 16th April 2010. Please arrive by 12.30pm. Sisters and brothers will be seated in separate areas. This service has been put together for YOU [...]

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BSL Courses on Offer in East London
BSL Courses on Offer in East London

Diverse Communicators are holding BSL courses in East London later this year. Some details from the Facebook event page: Description: Have you always wanted to learn a new language? Why not learn British Sign Language and communicate with over 9 million people in the UK. Learn sign language with our experienced deaf BSL trainers in [...]

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Light Upon Light | 30th Dec | Birmingham Uni
Light Upon Light | 30th Dec | Birmingham Uni

Kitaba and Deaf Dawah invite you to ‘Light upon Light’ A journey of ‘light upon light’ will be lead by the renowned scholar Shaykh al-Habib Kazim al-Saqqaf of Yemen, a descendent of our Prophet Muhammad (salallahu alayhi wa sallam). He will help us take a glimpse into the inspirational lives of some of the great [...]

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Free BSL Course for Youth Workers!

Want to learn BSL – for free? Then check out the advert below; it sounds like an excellent initiative, masha’Allah. Be quick though, as the application deadline is 30th August, 2009.

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Free BSL Videos Online

I just discovered a British Sign Language training website that contains lots of free videos, called BSL 101.

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Launch of BSL Khutbah Service at East London Mosque

For the first time ever the Khutbah at the East London Mosque was translated into British Sign Language on Friday (17 April), enabling deaf Muslims to participate fully in the service.

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Site Makeover: SignLabs Meets YouTube

Regulars may notice that SignLabs has had a major revamp. The site is now a lot more video-centric, promoting the most interesting and useful content.

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Silent Islam – Vote & Help Global Deaf Muslim

Global Deaf Muslim recently submitted a video to the Link TV competition, entitled “Silent Islam”. Please watch the five minute film, and vote!

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Ramadan Radio Interview on RadioHacc

On Sunday 14th September, I was given the great opportunity to plug SignLabs.org on RadioHacc – a Ramadan radio station that transmits 24 hours a day to the residents of North West London.

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New Domain Name: SignIslam.com

SignLabs.org or SignIslam.com – either one will do!

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Government Response to BSL School Petition

The UK Government’s response to a petition calling for British Sign Language lessons to be taught in all schools.

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Thanks HalfDate!

For the first half of the Islamic month of Shabaan (which this year, happened to coincide with the first half of August) the HD team devoted their efforts towards the promotion of SignLabs, under the working title: Silent Dawah Drive.

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The “Why” & “How” of SignLabs

Visit MuslimMatters.org (our partner site) to find out more about the “why” and “how” of SignLabs.org…

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Day 1 – We’re Live!

Hello, Peace and Welcome to a brand new site dedicated to the learning of sign language, and its use in the promotion of community welfare and cohesion.

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