Muslim Religious Status May Not Apply to Deaf Communities

Image courtesy of DOOR International.

The term “Muslim-majority country” applies to places where nearly everyone follows Islam. It can also describe countries where Islam is the state religion.

Seems pretty straightforward, right? This term doesn’t always apply to the Deaf community.

“Often, religion is not communicated well to Deaf people,” Dan* from DOOR International explains.

“Many Deaf people, regardless of where they live, tend to think of religion as something that the Hearing culture does.”

Language barriers present the biggest problem in most cases, he continues. Most parents of Deaf children do not learn a sign language, thereby limiting communication and access to information.

“Generally speaking, the experience of Deaf people [worldwide] with religion tends to be rather shallow,” Dan says.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth


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