Rebecca Hussain, a muslim woman who lives in the US, was born deaf. In the US, there is a lack of support and facility for deaf moslems to learn the religion of Islam. This contributes to a number of her friends leaving Islam. The deaf people also need to get spiritual satisfaction, and they come to other religion’s places of worship that provide sign language interpreters for the deaf. Seeing this, Rebecca felt that she needed to help the deaf moslems in learning the religion and she started a movement that helps masjids provide sign language interpreters for Friday sermons.
In the interview of a TV show called Guided Through Al Quran, Sheikh Fahad Al Kandari requested Rebecca to read the Quran. She tried with difficulty to recite the chapter of Al Ikhlas. Witnessing this, Sheikh Fahad could not hold his tears. “We are embarrassed”, he said. With all blessings that Allah has bestowed upon us, why we are still far away from the Quran.
Rebecca, despite her being deaf, is actively involved in dakwah work and so far he has helped nine people to recite sahada. Subhanallah. Tell on my behalf even one verse. What have we done for this deen?