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Compiled by Inaara Merani Photo via The Guardian The Women’s Mosque of America in Los Angeles is the first women-led mosque in the US. Here, over 150 women have been trained to deliver a khutbah (sermon), lead prayer ceremonies, recite the adthan (call to prayer), or take on a position of leadership within the mosque for the first time. This mosque is breaking stereotypes and paving the way for female Muslims in LA, speaking about unaddressed issues such as sexual violence, pregnancy loss, and domestic violence.

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