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Unconventional All Women’s Mosque Opens in Los Angeles

Once a month, Muslim women gather in a bright open space inside a brick building near downtown Los Angeles. They come for jumu'ah or Friday prayer. Muslims all over the world observe jumu'ah, but this gathering is special because the service is run by a woman, for women. Men are not allowed. While women's mosques are common in other parts of the world, there were none among the more than 2,000 mosques in the United States until this one opened at the end of January. In...

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