Saturday, January 26, 2008

Your Deaf Muslim Sister

Many people have asked me why I am Muslim and I've gotten some really rude comments from both hearing and deaf. If you have any questions at all regarding Muslims, please ask. I'll do my best to answer them. Please support your Deaf Muslim Sister!


25 comments:

W. David Samuelsen said...

The sign you prefers is exact same as the sign for goat. An insult to some Muslims.

I prefer the other one. I do not recall in more than 30 years that the other sign was ever used in an insulting way.

Edward Nugent said...

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.

All things were made by him (Jesus); and without him (Jesus) was not any thing made that was made.

And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, this is my beloved Son: hear him (Jesus).

My heart's desire and prayer to God for Muslim is, that they might be saved.

Ridor said...

Edward: shut up and go eat some oats.

Going Deaf: I got the feeling that YOU are not deaf. And wearing that thing over your head is a suppression against women.

Shame on you.

R-

The DeafBlind's Musing said...

Ridor, shame on you for bloghopping around and attacking people when you should be doing this in your OWN site!

Dena expressed her own opinions and feelings..

Dena, here's a poem that a sweet Deaf Muslim friend shared with me. He had to hide his faith because of people like Ridor.

"What do you see when you look at me?
Do you see someone limited, or someone free?
All some people can do is just look and stare
Simply because they can't see my hair.
Others think I am controlled and un-educated
They think that I am limited and un-liberated
They are so thankful that they are not me
Because they would like to remain 'free'.
Well free isn't exactly the word I would've used
Describing women who are cheated on and abused
They think that I do not have opinions or voice
They think that being hooded isn't my choice.
They think that the hood makes me look caged
That my husband or dad are totally outraged
All they can do is look at me in fear
And in my eye there is a tear.
Not because I have been stared at or made fun of
But because people are ignoring the one up above
On the day of judgment they will be the fools
Because they were too ashamed to play by their own rules.
Maybe the guys won't think I am a cutie
But at least I am filled with more inner beauty
See I have declined from being a guy's toy
Because I won't let myself be controlled by a boy.
Real men are able to appreciate my mind
And aren't busy looking at my behind
Hooded girls are the ones really helping the Muslim cause
The role that we play definitely deserves applause.
I will be recognized because I am smart and bright
And because some people are inspired by my sight
The smart ones are attracted by my tranquility
In the back of their mind they wish they were me.
We have the strength to do what we think is right
Even if it means putting up a life long fight
You see we are not controlled by a mini skirt and tight shirt
We are given only respect, and never treated like dirt
So you see, we are the ones that are free and liberated
We are not the ones that are sexually terrorized and violated
We are the ones that are free and pure
We're free of STD's that have no cure
So when people ask you how you feel about the hood
Just sum it up by saying 'baby its all good.'"

Stay strong and spread the peace!

Tactile smile!

Squ65 said...

Good to know more about the Muslims. They are not bad people. I highly respect of you and the others.

Ridor .. You need to back off and show your respect of others. I am getting tired of your nasty attitude here. Enough is enough. Please apology to "Going Deaf".

Squ65 said...

Forget to mention that I hardly see your face. Next time make it brighter. :-)

Platonic's Eye said...

Strange religious, FRom what I learn that Muslim is the most suppressive regliious on earth!

Edward Nugent said...

Ridor: I (Jesus) am the light of the world: he that followeth me (Jesus) shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

MeKenzie said...

Hello sis :)

Although, I am not Muslim, I do have high respect for them (and you!). It is something I know less of in comparison to other religions, so I am interested to know the basic foundation/belief of Muslim? What is their "ultimate" goal? For example, in Christianity religion, they believe in heaven and hell. Naturally, anybody who is not "saved" by Jesus Christ are damned. Mormon (Latter day saints of Jesus Christ.. LDS) believe that there are three kingdoms of glory and naturally, God and Jesus live in celestial kingdom (sun glory). Buddhism believes in reincarnation until nirvana is fulfilled. What about yours?

Enough of questions, lol! I suppose, I'd introduce myself a bit. I have been raised in Mormon religion. It was forced on me. When I got older, it was no longer making me happy. It no longer made sense. It had nothing of what I was seeking for. As the result of this, I am not in any religion anymore. Instead, I chose to go on my own spiritual way. My personal connection, insights, and revelations already gave me what I was seeking for so long. It is right here in my heart. That's called love. So, I guess you can say that my "religion" is now all based on my heart and spirituality. :)

What I mean is, everybody is different right? It is called diversity! :D I am a type of person who would love to see everybody's perspective on many various subjects. I would love to learn more about Muslim and how you experience it through especially that you're deaf. If you don't mind sharing. :)

And, you do have inner beauty... I can see that! And! Your face is very beautiful too! :) I'm happy for you that you made this choice as long as you're happy with your decision that you made. :) May it be your most spiritual journey ever! :D

Peace

Ridor said...

Squ65: Please speak for yourself, dweeb.

Edward: Go to church and preach to a wooden log. it is disgrace when you try to preach upon others who has no interest in your fairy tales.

I personally view the religion as a fairy tale -- including yours.

R-

Joseph said...

Hello this's deaf guy . Sad to hear what people believe and follow Muhammad who was the prophey (qu-arn)book. I had study quarn(muslim)book and compare to bible. the muhammad just already died in around AD100 years.. but Muhammad didn't raised from dead and didn't heal people, He just talk to people about Law of allah that's all but Jesus did raisen people from dead and water become wine and manys miralce happen than muhammand.... He(muhammand) wand have his powerful relgion so people follow up but i want tell you some thing. millions of muslim people in middle west around iraq . they are accept Jesus Christ... and many muslim people who died for sec or min somehow they already saw Jesus. not muhammand... If you died and meet Jesus , will you reject him ,prefer follow allah? i beleive you will bow before HIM because THE FACTS IS!!!
everyone need to hear what woman want to share to people what she already saw Jesus and manys manys muslim got saved and follow CHRIST Hallelujah , Jesus will coming with white horse everyboday will bow HIM not muhammand...

Watch this media story about former (ex)muslim woman from the dead

go to youtube.com and type said jesus raisen former muslim woman from dead on media.

Edward Nugent said...

Ridor: It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

If any man have an ear, let him hear.

Joseph said...

Praise to Jesus Christ!
go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FFF-O1MlF4&feature=related

gnarlydorkette said...

I have seen other signs for Muslim but then as I think about it, it might be signs for Islam or other stuff... I did do a video about it, under "Middle East signs" on YouTube...

Your first sign of "Muslim" is similar to what I have seen from Deaf Muslims but instead of fingers to the head as you had done, they use the side of hands as they touched the "M" against the head.

Keep v/blogging! I hope to see more!!!

Ridor-- Her v/blog title says it all-- "GOING DEAF." If you have read her first post, she is hard of hearing but her hearing loss has worsened so she is becoming deaf. Give her some credit-- at least she is not denying that she is not deaf, but rather hearing impaired and not learning ASL.

(and Dena, don't mind David Samuelsen's comment about the goat sign... if it is true, then all parents should be offended with their "P" in motion as if they are goats.)

Virginia said...

Hi Dena ~

It's nice to see another individual in the Deaf Blogosphere who is attempting to educate people about her religious beliefs.

Just like any community, you will find that within the Deaf Community there will be those who are open to learning about your faith, and others who will be intolerant and unwilling to listen and learn.

Don't let the "nay-sayers" get you down... keep on believing in yourself and sharing what you have to say with all of us - whether or not we necessarily agree with your beliefs, we can still come to a better understanding of your religion, and thus a greater respect for you and other Muslims.

Welcome, my Deaf Muslim Sister. I wish you all the best.

~ Ocean
Deaf Pagan Crossroads

mishkazena said...

Welcome, Dena. I'm pleased to see more diversity in DeafRead.

Ignore others proselytizing you. Whether they agree with you or not, they should respect your beliefs.

anna s said...

Thank you for your bravery and desire to educate us about being a Muslim.

I applaud you.

Your signing is clear n' crisp and has a style portraying maturity of character.

I look forward to learning more from you.

arezoo said...

please
RESPECT Muslim REGILION....
Richard. i know you in person just respect

mochame said...

That's very interesting, i never saw that muslim signs before. U are the brave woman that who u are. All you have to IGNORE THE TROLLS. I respect different religious people like Squ65 said.

Anonymous said...

Welcome to Vlogland.. Thank you for your time to explain what Muslin is all about. People have right to choose any religious that they feel it fit them as long it wont hurt people or themselves.

You used the sign "M" for muslin. I use sign "B" instead using 'M". I think what you signed is SEE.

Keep Vlogging! :o)

AIdan

Anonymous said...

Hi deaf muslim sister! I am Jewish deaf. (interesting that you are calling it in reverse, deaf then the religion)
Islam religion looks very nice. it has alot of important mesasges to humankind. but unfortunatelly throughout the history the humanity have suffered great violence from the muslims. (not that christianity is better, lol 'crussades, otto da feh, etc etc)
Another problem about islam, the barbaric decrees that go in muslim countries like hand chopping off for the thieves. I wouldn't appreciate a religion that its members are so aggresive!!

As about Judaism, please dont feel bad you were rejected. In our religion Judaism is only for the jews, while the rest of the world have to be 'noahides' Well, the real muslims who are really peacefull are nohahides anyway.
If someone wants to join Judaism, the person is going to be rejected 3 times.

inda_imut said...

dear sist.... Allah behind u .do your best. i'm very interested with u

Anonymous said...

Could you translate your video please? I would like to share with others french deaf incha Allah

Thanks you so much

Rima T said...

salam akoium ,

I reading it and I wondering , may allah guide you !! mashallah!! I am Deaf muslimah from australia, that is very interesting sign for deaf muslim as well.. pls ingore those people say from negative comments.. ok ?? may allah watching over you :) I will make dua for you inshallah!!

wasalam akoium
rima

Zubair said...

Assalamu ala mani-ittaba-alHuda. Brothers n sisters I m normal guy n have started class for deaf brothers to teach them Islam. when I saw this blog I found many a christians are giving their comments n trying 2 prove christianity the correct path.Christianity is the word chosen by man not God(not even Jesus) Bible is the word chosen by later people n not by God(not even Jesus)Trinity is the word chosen by later people not by God(not even by Jesus).Sorry, my dear brothers in humanity i.e.Christians you are not following the religion of Jesus(Peace be upon him.Jesus(Peace be upon him) was the one submitted his will to God alMighty(which means Muslim in arabic).U can contact me for further clarification to my mail id zubairsab08@gmail.com.