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Jummah: Transatlantic Liberal Islam feat. Amina Wadud

Jummah: Transatlantic Liberal Islam feat. Amina Wadud
Date: Friday 18 March
Time: 12pm
Venue: Westminster Quaker Meeting House, 52 St martin’s lane, london, WC2N 4EA. Nearest underground station Leicester Square station.
Facebook Eventhttps://www.facebook.com/events/1070214283000791/

It seems like American discussions on radical, liberal Islam dominate the global zeitgeist right now. Are you ok with that? At this Friday prayer IMI’s chair Halima Gosai Hussain will deliver a khutbah on the relationship between radical liberal Islam in the UK and the US. How do we contextualise the racial and gender-based injustices that take place in both countries while showing solidarity to each other? How to we give stories from the rest of the world due attention? Dr Amina Wadud will lead the congregation in a du’a after the prayer. There will be a BSL interpreter at the event.

Dr. Amina Wadud is Professor Emeritus of Islamic Studies and Visiting Scholar at the Starr King School for the Ministry. Her first book, Qur’an and Woman: Rereading the Sacred Text from a Woman’s Perspective—almost a quarter of a century old and translated into a dozen languages—is a classic in Islamic feminism. Her Second book, Inside the Gender Jihad, takes her theological work from theory to policy reform and human rights. As an international consultant on Islam and gender and public intellectual, she is an on the International Advisory Group for www.musawah.org (a global reform movement) and part of the Arcus Foundation Islam Advisory Group. With a generous grant from the Arcus foundation she is currently doing research on Sexual Diversity and Human dignity in Islamic Primary sources with the Duke Islamic Studies Center. Since an historic mixed gender Friday Prayer in 2005, she is best known as the Lady Imam.

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. You can stand or sit wherever you feel comfortable.

wheelwcbslThe venue will have accessible toilet facilities and is wheelchair accessible and a BSL interpreter will be present.

As we are an entirely voluntary run and funded organisation, a donation in advance or on the day of only £5 helps towards us organising events like this and securing our own mosque space eventually, if you can donate more than that would also be most welcomed. Please register your attendance below:

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IMI Feminist Brunch

IMI Feminist Brunch

Date: Sunday 13 March
Time: 11am-12:45pm
Venue: Jamyang Centre, The Old Courthouse, 34 Renfrew Road, London, SE11 4NA. Nearest underground Kennington and Elephant & Castle.
Tickets: Full vegetarian organic brunch £10
Drinks and cake £5
Limited subsidised places, contact admin[at]inclusivemosqueinitiative.org


Join us for the 1st in a series of themed IMI brunches! On this first Sunday we will be eating, drinking and talking feminism. What does it mean to you? How can we use this regular brunch to carve out a safe feminist space and put the world to rights? Hosted by Latifa Akay and the Inclusive Mosque Initiative, everyone welcome :)We’re sorting out a ticket link and will post it asap. You’ll then be able to reserve your place and order a full, vegetarian, organic brunch (£10.00) OR hot drinks and cake option (£5). Places are limited and subsidies are available, but early booking advised. Wheelchair accessible, everyone welcome. #inclusive #intersectional

Please register your attendance at http://imifeministbrunch.doattend.com/

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IMI joins ‘Robes’ homeless project with St John’s Waterloo

IMI joins ‘Robes’ homeless project with St John’s Waterloo

Date: Wednesdays 30th Dec, 6th Jan, 13th Jan, 20th Jan, 27th Jan and 3rd Feb

Time: 6-7pm Setting up beds (involves heavy lifting!)
7-9pm Serving dinner and eating with guests
6.30-8.30am following day, serving breakfast (note, this heavily pork based!)

Location: St John’s Church, Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8TY.

Facebook: https://facebook.com/events/1666483683609135

This winter, as part of our efforts to work with London’s many homeless communities, and our commitment to interfaith work, IMI will be joining with St John’s church in Waterloo to take part in ‘Robes’, a homeless project, over 6 Wednesdays this winter. They take in 20 guests, around 16 men and 4 women (no severe mental illness or substance misuse as they don’t have provisions for those). The church provides dinner, bed and breakfast and there is a social worker on hand to help sort out underlying issues with housing. The idea is to not just provide dinner but to eat and talk with guests to give them a chance to feel part of an inclusive community.

The venue is wheelchair accessible and there is a vegetarian option for dinner.

The evenings are: 30th Dec, 6th Jan, 13th Jan, 20th Jan, 27th Jan and 3rd Feb and the roles needed are as follows:
6-7pm Setting up beds (involves heavy lifting!)
7-9pm Serving dinner and eating with guests
6.30-8.30am following day: Serving breakfast and clear-up (please note this is heavily pork-based so they do not expect us to do this!)

You only need to come one of these sessions on any one of the evenings. Our friends at St John’s Church have suggested we come in pairs of more so we are not too lonely but if you’re coming alone we can match you up with someone! Please sign up to which date and time you are interested in and we will see you there inshAllah!

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IMI joins ‘Children of Adam’ soup kitchen

IMI joins ‘Children of Adam’ soup kitchen
Sunday, 27 December 2015
By the food-drinks-cigarettes kiosk outside Holborn station
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1517162608577813/

IMI invites you to join the Children of Adam weekly soup kitchen, where volunteers meet and distribute food and clothes to homeless people and people in need in central London.

Please bring along your contributions of food, drink, clothes, blankets etc..

We will be meeting by the food-drinks-cigarettes kiosk outside Holborn station at 5.45pm

We look forward to seeing you there!


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IMI’s 3rd Birthday Dinner

IMI’s Third Anniversary –  Dinner get together
Wednesday , 25 November 2015
Bangalore Express, 1 Corbet Court, 3-6 Gracechurch St, London, City, EC3V 0AT
Set menu:
£23.50 book here and let us know about any dietary requirements

The Inclusive Mosque Initiative is three years old and since November is a month of many celebrations; Diwali, the birth of Bahaiullah and the birth of Guru Nanak Dev Sahib we invite you to celebrate them all with us!

The dinner will take place at Bangalore Express restaurant, where we have arranged a set menu for £23.50 (including service charge, excluding drinks). If you require vegan or gluten free options please notify us in advance.

Indo Chinese chilli fish
Green chilli & garlic chicken tikka
Vegetable Samosa with spicy chickpea curry (samosa chaat) (V)

Chicken tikka masala
Lamb roganjosh
Minted spinach & paneer curry
Crispy okra & potaoes 

Creamy black lentils
Pilau rice
Butter Naan

IMI will be providing a delicious vegan birthday cake, so come along for an enlightening evening with great food and even greater discussion!

As part of our commitment to inclusivity and accessibility we have a limited number of free places for those who cannot afford the set menu price of £23.50. Please email admin@inclusivemosqueinitiative.org for details.

The restaurant is wheelchair accessible, the nearest accesible tube station is Bank.

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