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Saturday, 19 November 2016 from 10:00 to 17:00


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General Admission :
Final Sales 15.10.16. Inclusive of all costs.
15 Oct 2016 £90.00 £0.00


Event Details


Delivery : English.    Presentation & Informal Discussion.    CPD - 6.    Limited Tickets.

The ever growing Deaf Muslim community can be seen as a 'minority with in a minority'.  They face many barriers in accessing services that do not cater for their religious and cultural beliefs in addition to their language needs.  This situation is made worse with the lack of appropriate communication.  Whilst British Sign Language (BSL) Interpreters and other professionals can use BSL in some settings, in others, additional language skills are still required, yet almost impossible to access or even find.

This program not only offers a unique opportunity to learn about some of the issues affecting this community but also looks at why this is so important.  It gives the professional a personal, insight into the Deaf Muslims life and adds a ‘Real Life Dimension’ by offering real life experiences and perspectives.  It covers many different areas and looks at both the Deaf & Hearing Muslim community in general, their religion, culture, actions and how this all impacts on their daily lives. 

Set in a relaxed, non-judgmental and informal setting this is aimed  at any professional working with Hearing or Deaf Muslims.

The first half of the delivery sets the religious context for the second half which focuses on lexical delivery

It offers a chance to:

Look at simultaneous interpreting whilst switching between Arabic / English / BSL. 

Ask questions in a relaxed open environment

Gain a richer insight into the Multi layered linguistics and dynamics of the Deaf Muslim community. 

Consider Multilingualism and Lexical Terminology. 

Become aware of barriers and issues relating to Muslims. 

Learn of the contextual religious history that is important in every Muslims life and see the impact of this.

Understand Rules, Etiquette and Protocol.

Gain a greater awareness of these complexities will enable you to further develop and enhance your professional skills allowing smoother cross cultural interaction.

Please see FAQ's & Testimonials below:



Testimonials from previous participants - Manchester, Birmingham, London.

(BSL Interpreters & other Professionals)

Once again, a sincere 'thank you' for the excellent session you delivered last week for the interpreting and deaf studies students at IRIS. It was highly informative, engaging and relevant to all students concerned and managed very successfully to balance fact with humour and introduce a complex and broad area of knowledge to a mixed student body. We have received extremely positive feedback so far with students commenting on their like for the range of areas given, style in which you delivered, cultural and linguistic awareness, historical knowledge and practical elements of how to prepare and sign in relevant environments......

University of Wolverhampton.   November 2013.  IRIS Program.

Tariq, what a thoroughly enjoyable day, every minute was spent learning something new, in a relaxed and friendly environment, with laughs along the way. I will definitely recommend it to others. Birmingham. 2014.

I have to admit that I didn't expect to really enjoy the training, thought it might be a bit heavy and boring.  How wrong was I? I really enjoyed it and could have done with it lasting longer, ( if I didn't have somewhere to get to afterwards).  You delivered it in such an interesting way and I would love to have the opportunity to do more.  D.S. Sept. 2014


I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful training you set up. It was a valuable insight into the Muslim religion and it de-veiled the myths that the media portray. Whilst I have never worked in this arena before, after now establishing facts from fiction, it would make me more inclined to do so. I learnt new things about the Muslim culture and also recognised similarities between this and  others cultures which was very interesting to discover. I would highly recommend your course to others and would strongly encourage them to do it........I  look forward to part 2, once again a very big THANK YOU.  D.  Birmingham Workshop 2014.

Was very informative and nicely presented. I have learnt a lot today.  It was absolutely fab. Thank you . If there is a follow up workshop I would definitely come again.  A. Bham. 2014.


Great variety of vocab and definitions – Eng/Arabic/BSL.Informative, regarding the linguistics and dynamics that arise when interpreting within the Muslim Deaf community.  Useful coping Strategies. Very much worth coming to and would most definitely come again as I found it intriguing.  Y. Birmingham 2014


Hi Tariq

Thanks for the workshop.  I enjoyed the day enormously. I particularly appreciated your willingness to answer all our questions and to tailor the workshop to our needs.   I learnt a lot from you and I hope you will continue to be a real blessing to your community.  With thanks. A London 2014


Thank you for a very interesting day. I have learnt such a lot about Islam and the belief system. I do think id be confident to undertake an assignment for a Muslim Deaf person now….E. Birmingham.  2014

Hi Tariq can I firstly say that sat was great, really interesting....Great training day. Would def recommend it to others' :)  L.  February 2014. 


I really wanted you to know how enjoyable, informative and good your workshop was for me.  Working with a vast amount of Deaf Muslims, I thought the workshop was a 'must' and it defintely was.  2014


I really enjoyed the day and found it really interesting. It has definetely given me more knowledge of Islam and its culture and I feel more confident about discussing topics that arise in my daily job. G.    February 2014. 

I would like to express that I enjoyed the workshop and thought it was very beneficial. It has certainly given me an insight in to working with the Deaf Muslim community.  Terminology (English, BSL and Arabic)The knowledge that the interpretation of culture and religion differs for individuals and is passed through families.  I think this is really important when considering our boundaries and interpreting models. Practicalities of interpreting such as a physical divide or lowered eye contact.


Wishing you all the best for the future. S.  2014.  London


I really enjoyed it. I'm sure your ears must have been burning ever since as I've not stopped talking about how good it was, saying how interesting, open and friendly you made the day......
I also think the reassurance you gave in regards to interpreting was an added bonus, and just the type of positive encouragement that's needed. I thought you to be open, honest and very supportive. K.  Manchester. February 2014.


Tariq's presentation about Islam and the challenges faced by deaf Muslims was both interesting and useful.  He is clearly passionate about sharing his experience of providing communication support for deaf Muslims and whilst the focus of his presentation was on working in a religious setting, I felt that his explanation of the religious and cultural practices of Muslims would also be of benefit to me more generally if I were to be booked to work with Muslim clients.  Nov 2013.


I found the workshop and Tariq himself most inspiring. I thought it would be interesting but it has been much more than interesting and I'm still thinking of things in the workshop several days later. Tariq was a lovely Muslim man, very honest and open and genuine. It wasn't just what he said but the way he said it that made an impact on me. Loved every bit of it and learnt so much more about Muslims and Deaf Muslims than I ever have before.  "It was a real privilege to have the opportunity to be there.....".   V.  London November 2013.


It was very interesting and informative.  I have already used some of the signs we learned when I was interpreting this morning. K.  London November 2013.


I loved the history and cultural aspect and could of listened to that all day as that is how I understand and respect people.  I would have liked to know the differences between the different branches and schools of Islam and what that has happened, as this is something that confuses me (still).  ..What it has helped me to do is demystify Islam, it is no longer an unknown entity for me that is scary as I do not want to offend anyone.   I understand (on a simple level) the Islam theories and workings - thank you.  K.  London November 2013.


It was good in de-mystifying Islam and I do feel more confident and have a few more tools in my box with regards to actual signs, which are the things that I will take away and feel I will be able to use.. .   A.  London November 2013.


I found it very interesting.....The workshop felt to me like a very open, accepting space for anyone to ask anything - which you stated several times.  I think you made it a very safe space for people to ask questions, not be afraid if they didn't know something - this was a really outstanding feature of the workshop Also the way you shared and expressed your own faith and experiences gave the workshop a human, lived dimension which I really liked. Keep up the good work, Tariq, I will certainly recommend your workshop.".  C  Birmingham. 2013.


day was really helpful, many thanks Tariq...".  S. Birmingham 2013.


The presentation was full and informative.  I'm glad you gave us background knowledge as well as the essentials, so to speak, as I feel I can now work with my clients from a more informed perspective….the information being delivered from you, an individual with personal knowledge and experience, I felt was far more appropriate, it yielded a rare opportunity to ask questions that maybe we would find a mediocre answer to, at best, on the internet.  One last thing I just want to share...I was asked at the last minute to cover a contract today and this is the feedback forwarded to me this evening (verbatim) :  "Thanks, my support work today great, never met before, feel nervous but sign BSL very good. wow! support worker sign know me Muslim etc .. I like feel trusting her, we chatted long time.. hope support again".  The things some of us think are small and trivial can sometimes have the biggest impact. C.  Birmingham  2013.


I really enjoyed the day and found it very helpful. Thank you for such a well thought out presentation." J.  Birmingham  2013.


I just wanted to say that I thought you did a fab job with your training session, it was really informative and you presented it all so well. I’m really glad that I was able to attend J.  I liked the size of the group, it kept it quite intimate and it meant that we were all able to make more of a share than we would have if it was a much larger group. I thought that all the background info about interpreting within the Muslim community was invaluable and helped to make things make much more sense......".  J.   Birmingham  2013.


Thank you






Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

No the ticket is only for the event and individual scheduled on this particular date and is not transferable to another date or to another individual.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes please bring your ticket with you and hand it over to the trainer.

What is the Cancellation & Refund policy?

Please Note:  The venue requires 30 days notice from the organiser to cancel with out any charges. 

Depending on the number of days notice given by participants, via email, to the organiser, prior to scheduled start date, cancellation fees are as follows:

00 - 15 Days - 100% fee payable

16 - 30 Days -  50% fee payable

31 +              -  0% 

(No shows/ No Cancellations made, will incur full costs).

If the event is cancelled for any reason (only in cases of unforseen or unavoidable circumstances i.e weather, natural disaster, emergceny, etc) the customer is entitled to and will be given a Full and Immediate Refund.

The Trainer is not responsible for any expenses incurred by the customer if a training course is cancelled.

Refunds are instantly issued via PayPals Refund Facility.  This is instant and automatically notifies both parties a Refund has been issued.

Do you have questions about INTERPRETING WITH DEAF MUSLIMS - MANCHESTER 2016? Contact TARIQ

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YHA Manchester
Potato Wharf
M3 4NB Manchester
United Kingdom

Saturday, 19 November 2016 from 10:00 to 17:00

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Speaker: Tariq

UK born, Muslim - Birmingham. 

Multi-lingual in Arabic, Urdu, Mirpuri, English and, to date, the only fully qualified and registered male Muslim BSL Interpreter . 

BSL/ENG Interpreting Degree - University of Wolverhampton - 2000.

Provide the Deaf Muslim community with a unique opportunity to perform the Pilgrimage to Mecca with full access via ArabicEnglishBSL. 

Author, Consultant, Speaker and Trainer.

Deliver workshops on: 'Deafness & BME Communities', 'Deafness and Islam' and 'Hearing Professionals & BSL Interpreters working with the Deaf Muslims'.


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