Muslim Deaf UK informally started in 1988 with a small circle of
Deaf friends eager to learn about Islam. They would often meet
and share what they knew or learnt about Islam through their local
communities and conferences.
Based in Leicester, the group started to grow and in 1994 they
formed "Muslim Deaf Group" (MDG), the first national Deaf Muslim
organisation run by Deaf people in the United Kingdom. It became
a registered charity called "Muslim Deaf UK" in 2008.
Muslim Deaf UK provides access for socially excluded Deaf people
across the United Kingdom and is deeply committed to supporting
and encouraging Deaf Muslim from diverse backgrounds to
empower and enable them to learn about their faith in a Deaf
The MDUK arranges regular events all over the UK, including
London, Birmingham, Manchester, Bradford and Glasgow.
They have provided training workshops for professionals wishing
to learn about the Muslim faith and culture in relation to their
A range of events and outdoor activities were offered to include
interfaith development for Deaf people at the Catholic Deaf
Association (CDA) and the Jewish Deaf Association (JDA).
Media-wise, MDUK has appeared on BBC "See Hear" and the Islam