Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Muslim Women Challenge American Mosques

American Muslim mosques often do not accord women with equality to men. In some mosques, Muslim women must enter through the side door, not the main entrance. But, according to this interesting NPR story, some Muslim women are beginning to agitate for change.

Hind Makki, a Chicago Muslim woman, for example, shares photos of  entrances to mosques and women's prayer spaces on an online Tumblr site called Side Entrance.

NPR based some of their story on a study sponsored by the Islamic Society of North America.

Here's the story from NPR.  It runs about four minutes.

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