Weʼve raised £1,100 to secure the land to build the first Women-Led Mosque and Centre of Excellence in the UK
- Bradford, United Kingdom
- Funded on Thursday, 10th August 2017
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Among the major challenges facing Muslims today is the need to revitalise our places of worship. Women’s representation on governance structures is nonexistent, & access is the biggest problem that female worshippers face. Gender segregated spaces, which are how many UK mosques are traditionally structured, are dated & unwelcoming.
Muslim women have been marginalised for many decades by mosques in the UK.This has led to a frustration amongst women who'd like to be included in religious spaces.
Our vision is to create a space for communities demonstrating how women can lead and be included in places of worship, impacting positively on their families and communities.We want a space that is fully accessible to all (Muslims and non Muslims) and welcome all schools of thought; a safe space for women and a centre for learning and promoting shared values.
The mosque will be based on the principles of openness, inclusivity, social justice and sanctuary.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Is this a women only Mosque?
No, this Mosque will be open to everyone
Have approaches been made to local mosques and requests made for equal access?
Yes, approaches have been made to Mosques over a number of years
Will there be any men on your management committee?
The Mosque will be managed by women. Men and Imams will be invited to join advisory groups and lead prayers
Will there be a female Imam?
Any mixed congregational Salaah (prayer) will be led by a male Imam
What denomination will this Mosque serve?
This will primarily be a Sunni Mosque with open access to everyone
What will the Mosque be called?
This will be decided by the public
Where will the Mosque be located?
Within close proximity to the City centre, a number of sites are being explored
We appreciate all your kind support in our unique initiative!
Please visit our dedicated website for more information:
Image: Hayder Aliyev Center, Zaha Hadid Architects
- 2 years ago
Muslim Women's Council2 years ago
Thank you very much for your support so far! Please visit our website www.womenledmosque.co.uk to find out more and to set up regular donations. Kind Regards, MWC Team
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Apr 28, 2017
Good luck with the fundraising.
Apr 28, 2017
Much needed project! Please support. May Allah swt make it easy and accept it from us Ameen.
Apr 28, 2017
I am a non muslim woman who whole heartedly supports your vision. I can't help but be inspired by your passion and persistence to create this sacred but open, shared space. Donna BD x
Apr 27, 2017
wishing you all the best with your project.
Apr 26, 2017
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Muslim Women's Council
Bradford, United Kingdom
The Muslim Women’s Council is a proactive organisation led by the needs of Muslim women. We aim to provide a local and regional platform for Muslim women to network and to develop confidence to engage on issues of concern affecting Muslims living in the UK.