Resources for religious interpreting: Islam

David Bar-Tzur

Created 23 November 2005, links updated monthly with the help of LinkAlarm.

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Mailing lists, chat sites, and forums
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image of audiotapeAudiotapes

baz@r. Click on "audio".

books on shelfBooks

Al Risala forum international. Click on "Virtual bookstore".

baz@r. Click on "books".

Books about Islam.

Denny, F. M. (2005, February 23). Introduction to Islam. Prentice Hall; ISBN-10: 0131835637, ISBN-13: 978-0131835634. This book places Islam within a cultural, political, social, and religious context and examines its connections with Judeo-Christian morals. The text's integration of the doctrinal and devotional elements of Islam enables students to see how Muslims think and live--engendering understanding and breaking down stereotypes. An Introduction to Islam, Second Edition also reviews pre-Islamic history so students can see how Islam developed historically.

Islam USA.

The Koran.

Magida, A. (ed.) (1999). How to be a perfect stranger: A guide to etiquette in other people's religious ceremonies. Woodstock, VT: Jewish Lights Publishing. Vol. 1, 174-195. [Sections: History and beliefs, The basic service, Holy days and festivals, Life cycle events, Home celebrations.]

image of videotapeCDs, DVDs, & Videotapes.

Adam's World 7: Born to learn. One particularly interesting segment is when Adam interviews Sr. Zahra on his talk show. She uses sign language to help deaf Muslims learn about Islam and teaches Adam how to introduce himself in sign language. This shows children how Muslims, no matter what their physical difficulties, must and do seek knowledge of Islam.

Around the globe: Middle East & Islam. This presentation will help viewers in the following: (1) Develop a visual understanding of middle eastern country locations. (2) Develop a working knowledge of the Middle East. (3) Manually demonstrate an understanding of middle eastern country name signs. (4) Build an understanding of Islamic history in a brief overview. To order.

baz@r. Click on "videos".

Islamic videos -

CD-ROMComputer software.

baz@r. Click on "software".

folded newspapersJournals, newspapers and newsletters.

Al Risala forum international. Click on "Archive of e-mail articles".

baz@r. Click on "magazine".


Newspapers and magazines, international & Muslim world - IslamiCity. You will be surprised by many lines of programming, but ignore it and scroll down almost to the bottom until you come to a grid of numerous entries by country.

Spiritual Message Monthly.

movie of letter being mailed Mailing lists, chat sites, and forums

Al Risala forum international. Click on "Archives of e-mail articles".

deaf_muslim_club. salam akoium!! welcome !! I am founder of deaf muslim club and disscuss about islam, these issue of disscussion. if you want write about recipe or poem or story or islamic ummah, all the issue.. who face diffculty in deaf world and hearing world !

deafmuslimclub. [Webmaster: This appears to be an older discussion group which transfered to the "deaf_muslim_club" listed above.]


Islamic internet directory.


Muslim Deaf group (England).

Yahoo! Groups: Ask And know about Islam.

Yahoo! Groups: Islam the religion of peace.

organizational meetingOrganizations Al-Mahdi Deaf Organisation.

Shia News. Scroll down to "Al-Mahdi Deaf Organisation proves that life has a role for all".

Meeting the people People

(1) Consult with Deaf people of a given branch of Islam,

(2) Deaf "missions" to Islam,

(3) knowledgeable interpreters, and

(4) Islamic leaders.

revolving globeWeb sites

GENERAL Acts of worship Alms giving Arabic Basic beliefs
Children Creation Crimes Culture Deaf Muslims & interpreting
Dress and Ornamentation Duas and supplication Eid And Celebrations Faith Fasting And Ramadan
Fatwa And Laws Glossaries Hadith Hajj And Umrah Halal And Haram
Inheritance Islamic Calendar Jihad Knowledge Miracles
Morality Muhammed Philosophy Pillars Of Islam Prayer
Prophets Quran Repentance Rulings and Judgments Sacrifice
Shahada Transactions


A brief illustrated guide to understanding Islam.

شبكة أنصار الحسين عليه السلام ansar alhussian.

Al Islam. العربيةBritish & American flagFrench flagGerman flagIndonesian flagMalaysian flagTurkish flag

Al Risala forum international. Click on "Islamic articles" or "Introduction to Islam".

Beliefnet - Islam.

Ever wonder?

Imran's Islamic page.


Islamic civilization.

Islamic Information Office of Hawaii.

The Light of camera: This links to a video

Rima's homepage.

Talk Islam or alternate site.

The Beig Twinz' homepage on Islam. Forum.

Acts of worship

Al Islam. Acts of Worship.

Alms giving

Al Islam. Alms giving.

The Muslims Internet Directory. Beliefs And Practices/Pillars Of Islam/Zakat And Charity.


Bar-Tzur, D. Interpreting for Arabic as a second language

Easy recite Arabic: Holy Quran.

Basic beliefs

Al Risala. What is Islam?

The Muslims Internet Directory. Beliefs And Practices/Basics Of Muslims Faith.


Al Islam. Children.


Al Islam. Creation.


Al Islam. Crimes.


The Muslims Internet Directory. Society And Culture/Cultures.

Deaf Muslims & interpreting

Abushaira, M. M. (23 September 2001). A prayer for peace from a teacher of the deaf, written in Saudi Arabian Sign Language.

Al-Mahdi Deaf Organisation.

Arab dictionary indicative of the deaf animated - Religion. This is a Google Translate of the Saudi website: القاموس الإشاري العربي للصم.Saudi flagSign Language icon

Bahasa Isyarat - Agama.Brunei flagSign Language iconBrunei Islamic signs.

Bar-Tzur, D.

golden marble bulletAdhaan (also called Athan or Azan) - The Islamic Call to Prayer.

golden marble bulletInterpreting for Arabic as a second language.

golden marble bulletSigns for Islam

golden marble bulletSûrah Yâ Sîn 33-35.

bakarsh. (2008, August 29). muslim Deaf watching friday khudbah. deaf Muslims in Kenya have many benefits according to the deaf Muslims living other Islamic countries in Nairobi the largest mosque in Kenya JAMIA Mosque has every Friday khudbah interpreter for deaf muslims.

Berke, J. Deaf and Hard of Hearing Muslims.

Bittles, A. H., Sullivan, S. G., Zhivotovsky, L. A. (2004). Consanguinity, caste, and Deaf-Mutism in Punjab, 1921. The effects of religion, population sub-division and geography on the prevalence of deaf-mutism were investigated using information collected in the 1921 Census of Punjab. The total sample size was 9·36 million, and comprised data on thirteen Hindu castes, seventeen Muslim biraderis and two Sikh castes. By comparison, the lower level of inter-biraderi variation among Muslims is probably indicative of the dissolution of pre-existing caste boundaries and the resultant gene pool mixing that followed the large-scale conversion of Hindus to Islam during Muslim rule in North India from the 13th to the 19th centuries.

Deaf/Hard of hearing Muslims: Resources for and about Muslims who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Deaf International. We are proud to announce that we have established a non-profit organization, called The Deaf International. Its main objective is to serve the needs of deaf people, especially Muslims around the world. We are planning to help the deaf community in all the aspects of their lives, including religious, social, educational and entertainment fields. السلام عليكم ورحمة الله هي شركة أردنية لها فرع في الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية أخذت على عاتقها توصيل رسالة رسولنا محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم إلى فئة ظلت منسية طوال الدهر وهي فئة الصم والبكم , وهي قطاع لا يستهان به في العالم من حيث العدد والنوع فالأصم يكون والداً لأسرة ومشاركا في الحياة , وفي الوطن العربي يوجد نحو عشرة ملايين منهم فضلاً عن العالم الإسلامي بل والعالم أجمع.ولقد كانت باكورة تحقيق هذه الأماني البدء بترجمة القرآن القرآن الكريم كاملاً بلغ...


golden marble bullet(2005, January 2). Egyptian charity teaches Qur'an in Sign Language. An Egyptian charity has championed the initiative and started a sign-language program to teach the deaf-mutes the meanings of the Noble Qur'an. With the number of Egyptian deaf-mutes reportedly hitting six million, the Cairo-based Risala (Arabic for message) felt it incumbent upon itself to launch the one-of-a-kind program.

golden marble bullet(2003, May 24). Hearing-Impaired Listen to Friday Sermon in Sign Language. Yesterday was a historic day for the Kilic Ali Pasa mosque in Tophane, Istanbul. For the first time in their lives, 20 hearing-impaired members of the congregation understood every word of the Imam's Friday sermon, which was translated into sign language. Before addressing the congregation, Imam Halil Neciboglu welcomed and thanked the 'very special guests'.

denareiter's Videos.American flagSign Language icon

GENÇ DEAF İSLAM.Turkish flagSign Language icon

golden marble bullet(2007, November 11-16). PEYGAMBERLERİNE İNANMAK: 1, 2, 3, 4.

golden marble bullet(2007, October 29). ALLAH VARLIĞINA VE BİRLİĞİNE İNANMAK.

golden marble bullet(2007, October 29). MELEKLERİNE İNANMAK: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.

golden marble bullet(2007, October 11). İMANIN ŞARTLARI.

golden marble bullet(2007, October 11). SABIR: 1 and 2.

golden marble bullet(2007, October 6). GENÇ DEAF İSLAM-ALLAH SAKATLARA ÇOK ÖNEM VERİYOR.

golden marble bullet(2007, June 14). Alak Suresi: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

golden marble bullet(2007, June 14). İslam için: 1, 2, 3, 4.

golden marble bullet(2007, June 2). Islam, İŞİTME ENGELLİYE EL İŞARET İLE ANLATIYOR: 1, 2, 3, 4.

Good news: Friday sermons no longer obstacle for deaf.

Hiamato. (2007, November 20). Deaf Listening.Egyptian flag,Egyptian flagSign Language icon

Iman Deaf.Turkish flag,Sign Language icon

iLuvislam :: discover the beauty of Islam :: Scroll down to "PERBINCANGAN". (2004, December 21). UZBEKISTAN: Korans for the blind highlight lack of resources for the disabled. A new project being implemented by Uzbekistan's Board of Muslims (Muftyat) will give blind people access to the Koran through the Braille system and allow deaf people to take advantage of signed-translation of Friday prayers in the capital's mosques, religious officials said on Tuesday.

Kadhum, M. H. الأخرس والحسين Imam Hussain and the deaf.Turkish flagSign Language iconNice latmeyat/sine zany recited by mirza hussain kadhum.

Kamel, Y. Now, sermons for the deaf.

Legander-Mourcy, B. How Inclusive of the Disabled is the Muslim Community?

leviathanc. (2008, January 25). Re: Muslim?National flagSign Language icon

Malaysian Federation of the Deaf (MDFD) - Agama. Malaysian religious signs, including Islam.

MediaboxOnline. (2008, February 15). Muslims in a Deaf World.UK flagSign Language icon,UK flag,Closed captioning iconOne in a series of short films created by young Muslims as a tool to promote understanding and tolerance.

muslimvideo. (2007, Ocober 28).Egyptian flagSign Language iconترجمة بلغة الإشارات لمعانى القرآن الكريم حتى يتمكن الإخوة الصم من فهم هذه المعانى بسهولة . ترجمة الأخ الفاضل محمد وفيق جزاه الله خير الجزاء من قناة الناس

golden marble bulletDeaf is hearing Quran - الصم يسمعون - سورة النب.

golden marble bulletDeaf is hearing Quran - الصم يسمعون - سورة البروج.

golden marble bulletDeaf is hearing Quran - الصم يسمعون - سورة الانفطار.

golden marble bulletDeaf is hearing Quran - الصم يسمعون-سورة المطففين.

golden marble bulletDeaf is hearing Quran - الصم يسمعون-سور النصر والمسد والإخلاص.

New York Times video. (2008, April 22). Sign Language for Islamists.Iraqi flagSign Language icon,British & American flag,Closed captioning iconIn Sadr City, Hashem Hadi Obaid translates sermons by preachers loyal to Moktada al-Sadr, the anti-American cleric, into sign language.

roctoonsSs. (2008, June 1). التبليغ والدعوة

Shia Ithna'asheri Madressa Online - AL-MAHDI SPECIAL NEEDS ORGANISATION.

Shia News. Scroll down to "Al-Mahdi Deaf Organisation proves that life has a role for all".

ummubasma.Egyptian flagSign Language icon

golden marble bullet(2008, April 23). Arabic signing 6 (Jesus son of Maryam).

golden marble bullet(2008, April 22). Arabic signing 5 (6 elements of Imaan).

golden marble bullet(2008, April 19). Arabic signing 4 (5 pillars of islam).

golden marble bullet(2008, April 11). Arabic signing 1.

van Wijnen, A. (2003, April-May). Islamic signs added to Dutch sign language, prompted by Muslim parents. Dutch sign language was recently enriched with 163 signs concerning the Islam religion. Effatha, an institution where deaf children learn sign language (among other things), took the initiative to develop the Islamic signs. The 163 signs - presented on video and CD-ROM - enable children and adults who use Dutch sign language to learn and communicate about the Islam religion.

World around you. Muslim in the USA: Double pain. Dr. Mohammad Obiedat teaches math at Gallaudet University. He came to the U.S. to do research in topology. He is from Jordan, an Arabic country near Syria and Iraq. World Around You asked Obiedat to talk about being Arabic, deaf, and Muslim in the United States after the attacks of September 11.

YouTube - Challoyaar's Videos.American flagSign Language icon

YouTube - KsAGooD's Videos.Saudi flagSign Language icon

YouTube - KuwaitDeaf's Channel.Kawaiti flagSign Language icon

YouTube - roctoonsSs's Channel.Egyptian flagSign Language icon

YouTube - serrdeaf's Videos.Turkish flagSign Language icon

YouTube - yahyadeaf's Videos.Saudi flagSign Language icon

السمع ثم البصر ولكننا لم نسمع بأن هناك إنساناً ولد وهو أصم، أو فقد سمعه في سنوات عمره الأولى ثم ارتقى ...

عقد قران أمريكي ومغربية جمعتهما إشارة الصم [الأرشيف] - منتدى الحيــــاة.

Dress and Ornamentation

Al Islam. Dress and Ornamentation.

Duas and supplication

The Muslims Internet Directory. Beliefs And Practices/Duas And Supplications

Eid And Celebrations

The Muslims Internet Directory. Beliefs And Practices/Eid And Celebrations.


Al Islam. Faith.

Fasting And Ramadan

Al Islam. Fasting.

The Muslims Internet Directory. Beliefs And Practices/Pillars Of Islam/Fasting And Ramadan.

Fatwa And Laws

The Muslims Internet Directory. Beliefs And Practices/Fatwa And Laws.


Glossary of Islamic terms and concepts.

Idara Dawat-o-Irshad Glossary. Site includes a glossary of common Islamic terms and acronyms.

Islam glossary.

Islam101 Glossary. Look up common Islamic terms, phrases,and acronyms using this site's comprehensive alphabetical index.

Islamic Terms List. On this site, the Christian Apologetics & Research Ministry offers definitions of over 60 common Islamic terms.

Muslim glossary.


Islamicfinder Hadith Search. Search hadith by Bukhari, Muslim, Abudawud, and Muwatta.

Islamicity Hadith Index & Search. Search the hadith database and learn about the Prophet Muhammad through articles and multimedia presentations.

The Muslims Internet Directory. Quran And Hadith.

Hajj And Umrah

Al Islam. Major and Minor Pilgrimage.

The Muslims Internet Directory. Beliefs And Practices/Pillars Of Islam/Hajj And Umrah.

Halal And Haram

Al Islam. Foods and Drinks.

The Muslims Internet Directory. Beliefs And Practices/Halal And Haram.


Al Islam. Inheritance.

Islamic Calendar

The Muslims Internet Directory. Beliefs And Practices/Islamic Calendar.


Al Islam. Al Jihad.

The Muslims Internet Directory. Beliefs And Practices/Jihad.


Al Islam. Knowledge.

Marriage and Divorce

Al Islam.

golden marble bulletBreak up of marriage.

golden marble bulletMan divorcing his wife by calling her his mother.

golden marble bulletMarriage.


The Muslims Internet Directory. Religion Of Islam/Miracles.


Al Islam. Morals and Manners.

The Muslims Internet Directory. Beliefs And Practices/Manners And Character.


Al Islam. Muhammed.


The Muslims Internet Directory. Arts And Humanities/Philosophy.

Pillars Of Islam

Islam 101.

The Muslims Internet Directory. Beliefs And Practices/Pillars Of Islam.


Al Islam. Prayer.

The Muslims Internet Directory. Beliefs And Practices/Pillars Of Islam/Prayer.


Al Islam.

golden marble bulletDuties of Prophets.

golden marble bulletProphets.


Al Islam. Quran.

Islamicfinder Qur'an Index & Search. Search the Qur'an in Arabic, or in English: translations by Yusuf Ali, Pickthal, Shakir, and M. Khan. Transliteration is also available. The Holy Quran. Site includes a Topic Search, Phonetic Search, Chapter Search, Topic Index, and translations in multiple languages as well as transliteration of the Arabic text. English: translations by Yusuf Ali, Pickthal, and Mohammad Asad. Browse, compare, search, and read 5 Quran translations.

Quran World.

The Koran. This is an electronic version of The Holy Qur'an, translated by M.H. Shakir and published by Tahrike Tarsile Qur'an, Inc., in 1983. The text was provided by the Online Book Initiative and subsequently marked up at the HTI in SGML. Like all the versions of this text derived from the Online Book Initiative, it is not free from errors and represents the text as published. We will strive to correct any transcription errors pointed out to us.

The Muslims Internet Directory. Quran And Hadith.


The Muslims Internet Directory. Beliefs And Practices/Repentance.

Rulings and Judgments

Al Islam. Rulings and Judgments.


The Muslims Internet Directory. Beliefs And Practices/Sacrifice.


The Muslims Internet Directory. Beliefs And Practices/Pillars Of Islam/Shahada.


Al Islam. Transactions.


1. religious - Glossary of religious terms.