Inclusive Jummah with Dr. Amina Wadud

Jummah- congregational prayers
Imama & khateeb: Dr. Amina Wadud
Date: Friday, 6 March
Time: 1pm
Location: St John’s Church, 73 Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8TY.
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The Inclusive Mosque Initiative invites you to join us on March 6th 2015 for an inclusive jummah salah led by Dr. Amina Wadud at St. Johns Church Waterloo.The jummah takes place in the run up to International Women’s Day and marks the contribution of Dr. Amina Wadud who has been formidable in her stance for gender justice in Islam.

We’re taking inclusivity a step further by ensuring that wheelchair-users and people with hearing impairments have access to the prayer space and sermon as well.
As with all IMI events, Muslims of all denominations are welcome to pray with us, and peoples of all faiths and none. Children, toddlers and babies are also welcome and have free reign to climb on adults during prayer.
Stand or sit wherever you feel comfortable.Vegan refreshments, tea and coffee will be provided after the service.
The venue has toilet facilities and is wheelchair accessible.

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Agenda
1.00pm Jummah adhaan (call to prayer)
1.15pm Jummah khutbah (sermon)
1.45pm Jummah prayer followed by dua (supplication) and dhikr (remembrance)
2.15pm Close by Reverend Giles Goddard, Vicar of St John’s Church
Followed by vegan refreshments, tea and coffee.

FAQs

Do I have to stand next to a man/woman or will the prayer be segregated?
The Inclusive Mosque Initiative will make no effort to segregate the congregation in any way. Everyone is invited to stand or sit however they feel comfortable. This means that there will be families praying together and it is likely that many men and women will pray side by side. Others may not and they are free to pray wherever they like in the space provided to us by St John’s Church.

Why is this happening in a Church?
We have been generously offered this spiritual space by the Reverend Giles Goddard, Vicar of St John’s church. The entire earth is a place of prayer and this event marks not only our commitment to gender justice and accessibility but also our commitment to interfaith (and intrafaith) connectivity.

I’m not Muslim can I join the prayer?
Muslims of all denominations are welcome to pray with us, and peoples of all faiths and none. Children, toddlers and babies are also welcome and have free reign to climb on adults during prayer.

As we are an entirely voluntary run and funded organisation, a donation in advance or on the day of only £5 helps towards venue and khateeb costs, if you can donate more than that would also be most welcomed.

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