Do You Know About the First Mosque Led Entirely By Women?

Being recognized as the first ever female-run and established mosque, the Mariam Mosque opened recently in the start of February, 2016, being led entirely by women. The mosque is welcomed towards anyone regardless of gender, race, nationality, religion, and people of any background and origin.

This inclusive mosque is created by Sherin Khankan, the well-recognized author and activist, who has established the mosque in order to showcase women’s strength in the power of essence of prayer and the unity of worship.

While exploring the many mosques in own city and Copenhagen, Khankan discovered that she felt like a stranger and decided that she wanted to create a new beginning for women, one in which they would have a new voice, a new say for themselves, one in which they would have power for themselves, speak for themselves on their own grounds in their own way.

Khankan hopes to “challenge structures,” create debate, dialogue, and ease the barriers between Islam followed considerably on a different aspect, and another which has a slightly modern aspect towards it, on in which both young worshipers can relate to and bring understanding towards. Khankan hopes to “soothe” divisions and barriers between both traditional and contemporary variations of her faith in order to create harmony within the religion.

Although the reaction to the Mariam Mosque has been generally positive, there have been moderate negative responses as well. Some have wondered why there is a need for a led-female mosque in comparison to a regular mosque.

The mosque has eight female imams, has Friday khutbahs and prayers led by girl Imams, who are all working as volunteers. While men are welcomed to come and worship at the Mariam Mosque, only women will lead the Friday prayers and services.

It sounds like Khankan has been making waves to ripples all the way and into the lives of women in Denmark with the “Mariam Mosque”, highlighting their strengths in a distinctive way. Women can now conduct their khutbahs and lead prayers, and lead an entire community.


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Written by Mvslim


In the mixed society we live today, we went looking for the ideal platform for Muslims. And of course, we didn’t find it. So we made one ourselves.

  • Nayem Khan

    Muslim Feminist are the puppets of their Colonial Master..Their Colonial Master Openly admitted their Agenda..
    To understand the liberal secularist and feminist project in the Muslim
    world, one needs to revisit the British colonization of Egypt.

    Everlyn Baring, better known as Lord Cromer, was the British
    Proconsul-General in occupied Egypt between 1877 and 1907. He wrote
    about his tenure in his book “Modern Egypt” (1916). Here are some
    conclusions from his book:

    1. The West will not tolerate an Islamic government.

    On page 565, he said that it would be “absurd” to assume that Europe
    would tolerate a “government based on purely Mohammedan principles and
    obsolete Oriental ideas.”

    2. Muslims must be forced to adopt the principles of Western civilization.

    On page 538, he said that Egypt had to be “forced into imbibing the true spirit of Western civilization.”

    3. Westernization must be introduced under the guise of women’s rights.

    Lord Cromer says that the “position of women” in Muslim countries was a
    “fatal obstacle” in the introduction of colonial values. (page 539)

    4. The West must educate a class of young secular Muslims to be the rulers.

    Cromer’s hope was that a Europeanized education system would cause an
    Egyptian to “lose his Islamism”, cause him to “no longer believe that he
    is always in the presence of his Creator”, and only hang onto “the
    least worthy portions of his nominal religion” for the sake of
    convenience. (page 230)

    5. The West must reform Islam.

    Cromer says that the goal should be to create “de-moslemized Moslems”,
    where people are Muslims-by-name, but in actuality, are “agnostic”.
    After all, Cromer says, “Islam cannot be reformed … reformed Islam is
    Islam no longer.” (pages 228-229)

    6. The Muslim reformer would hate Muslim scholarship more than Europeans do.

    The Westernized Muslim would consider the `alim to be a “social
    derelict”, use him in matters of convenience, but otherwise disrespect
    him. On the other hand, a European Christian intellectual would at least
    look at the `alim with sympathy and respect, as a “representative of an
    ancient faith”. (page 299-30)

    7. Modernized Muslims will become Deists.

    “It is conceivable that, as time goes on, the Moslems will develop a
    religion, possibly a pure Deism, which will not be altogether the
    Islamism of the past and of the present, and which will cast aside much
    of the teaching of Mohammed, but which will establish a moral code
    sufficient to hold society together by bonds other than those of
    unalloyed self-interest.” (page 234)


    We can see therefore that Islamic reform started as a colonial project. A
    project that has been devilishly designed by European intellectuals to
    undermine the clerics, introduce secular humanist institutions, and
    gradually and inconspicuously lead Muslims away from the central tenets
    of their tradition. They knew that this reformed, liberal Muslim would
    not be a Muslim at all, but just a Europeanized invertebrate (i.e. a
    spineless being) who would maneuver the religion to his needs.

    This seven-step process is exactly what is happening to Muslim youth in
    the West. They volunteer themselves to Western academia and pop culture,
    and are led away from a truly Islamic worldview and epistemology. And
    while they fool themselves into calling themselves “Muslim reformers”,
    or “Muslim feminists”, or “moderate Muslims”, or “liberal Muslims”,
    their puppet masters know that these are all contradictions in terms.

    Times change, but right remains right, and wrong remains wrong

    • Blessings To you

      why are you upset. islamic scholars have failed to to live up to islam of the Allah they instead live the faith through history and lifestyle of the dead. they’ve had and still have the chance to play a huge role in enriching and teaching progressive teachings of the Quran but they choose to not. they are responsible for pretty much everything that is wrong with islamic society’s around the world. they stand for absolutely NOTHING except things that benefits them personally. they support dictatorship!!! then tried to steal away peoples revolution of change in the arab world. you may want to top with this nonsense, people like yourself are obsessed with tradition and completely forgot about the scripture that teaches equality and progress and peace for all. you traditionalists will fade away soon.

      • Abdullah Alam

        Blessing To you
        Hypocrites like you who can not follow Quran, Sunnah, and Ulema properly are part of the doomed deviants and not part of Ahlus Sunnati Wal Jamaah. You kind are following the kuffar into the lizard hole.

  • Lambda Moses

    Actually this is not really the first mosque led by women. I have been to one in Shanghai back in 2010, which had a female Imam from Inner Mongolia, and women lead mosques are quite common among Chinese Hui Muslims (and I don’t think this has anything to do with Western colonialism). That said, those woman led mosques are often affiliated with larger coed mosques, and only women worship there. At the female led mosque in Shanghai, the sermon was still held by a male Imam in the coed mosque next door and broadcast to the woman lead mosque, though the female Imam held another semon prior to the service.