Found this fund-raiser on Indiegogo. (a very interesting website, btw)
About Global Deaf Muslim:
Global Deaf Muslim is the only organization in America that works to create access to Islam to Deaf Muslims nationwide and beyond. GDM has been servicing Deaf communities in the US since it was established in 2006 at National Institute Technical for the Deaf, a college of Rochester Institute of Technology, in Rochester NY, initiated by Deaf students.
Since its inception in 2005, GDM has been providing lessons on Islam in American Sign Language, organized and hosted conferences, provided Iftar for the Deaf, provides free American Sign Language to the general community, establishing a Chapter in Minnesota, a center in Africa and still working on establishing ones on the West Coast, in Canada, and more insha Allah (God willing).
As the only Organization focusing on the Islamic educational, social and humanitarian needs for the Deaf in America, we can only do our best. We are currently working on translating the entire Quran into America Sign Language.
To advocate for the advancement and inclusion of Deaf Muslims in the Muslim community and to raise awareness of Deaf Muslim issues within the broader Muslim Community.
Help Us Send Deaf Muslims in America to Perform Umrah in Saudi Arabia
GDM started providing Islamic Classes in American Sign Language to the Deaf communities. Since 2009, interpreters have interpreted the khutbah during Juumah. Our energetic Deaf community has learned more in-depth about the 5 pillars of Islam thanks to our great teachers who have volunteered. Many not only learned, but also learned how to practice; with one exception and that is the pilgrimage part.
Deaf students learned in words and now we want our students to experience the spirituality associated with performing Hajj and so we are choosing Umrah during the month of Ramadan in 2013.
We will work with a Professional Hajj Pro based in Washington DC. 40 Deaf Americans to be selected randomly from all 50 States starting in March 2013
- $3000 dollars per package
- $10,000 from Global Deaf Muslim Community
- $16,000 from the 40
- $95,000 is needed
What You Can Do
You can help us realize our goal/dream for the historic trip by doing the following: