Umrah/Hajj for the deaf

For the first time in history, in 2013 Global Deaf Muslim was able to host the first American Deaf delegation for Umrah, a holy pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Accompanied by knowledgeable guides and ASL interpreters, the delegation of Deaf Americans from throughout the United States were able to gain full access to some of Islam’s holiest sites. Members were able to visit the holy sites of Mecca and the prophet’s city of Medina. While in Mecca, the group was also able to meet with members of the Saudi Arabian Deaf community. In Medina, they were able to visit an area of the mosque which included large speakers that created vibrations that the Deaf could feel during the prayers. The trip was memorable and life changing for all individuals who had the privilege to attend. This GDM project was made possible with the generous donations of our many global supporters.

Umrah 2013