A new mosque was launched in Toronto on Friday with the core concept of for women by women.
“What we’re doing here today is really re-asserting that women have a role in faith and they have a role in faith leadership,” said Rev. Dr. Cheri DiNovo.
Founder Farheen Khan said the idea has been a long time coming. The group welcomed not only Muslim women but also members of communities from across the Greater Toronto Area.
“We’ve been talking about this for a number of years. I’ve had conversations with lots of different women and imams and community members to say ‘is this something we can do?’ and there’s always been mixed reaction,” she said.
“Just generally speaking, I think we needed to take that step and just start.”
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