The Qur’an is currently being translated into American sign language (ASL) by Global Deaf Muslim – a non-profit Deaf Muslim organization. American sign language is the official language of the deaf in the United States of America.
Many deaf Muslims in the USA do not understand English or Arabic and as such, have very little knowledge on Islam. This makes a translation in ASL of critical importance.
There are no accurate statistics for how many deaf Muslims there are in the USA but some estimates are in the thousands. Projected costs of translating the Qur’an into ASL are $493,200.00 USD.
Note: The words translated, translating, and translation are being used for lack of a better word. The QASL Qur’an will be more of an interpretation, literally speaking, of the Qur’an in Arabic. The accuracy should be quite high though.