Juz Amma: The Qur'an in Public | Free Word

8 March 2019
19:00 - 21:30

Presented by:
Presented by The Inclusive Mosque Initiative supported by Free Word

SHARE

The Inclusive Mosque Initiative readings and discussion


The sound of the Qur’an read aloud is a cultural signifier used across media and the arts to indicate the presence of Muslims and of Islamic religious expression. But how often do you hear the Qur’an recited in public by someone who isn’t a man?

The Inclusive Mosque Initiative (IMI) believes that the Qur’an belongs to all Muslims and that women and non-binary Muslims deserve to take up more public space. To mark International Women’s Day 2019, Juz Amma: The Qur’an in Public, supported by Free Word, will present female and non-binary Muslims reciting the final chapters of the Qur’an in Arabic and English. This will be followed by readings and open discussions featuring an excellent panel of speakers including writer and peace activist Madinah Javed, and IMI Trustees Wasi Daniju and Halima Gosai Hussain.

This event is open for everyone to attend, regardless of religious belief, race, gender, (dis)ability, sexuality or immigration status. It marks the start of a new digital sound project featuring reflections and readings of the Qur’an by women and non-binary people.

The Inclusive Mosque Initiative was named in The Observer’s list of the 50 new radicals of 2018.

 

Graphic Design: Denny Kaulbach

8 March 2019
19:00 - 21:30
£10 / £7 / £2

Presented by The Inclusive Mosque Initiative supported by Free Word

BIOS

The Inclusive Mosque Initiative

Launched in 2012, the Inclusive Mosque Initiative is dedicated to creating places of worship for marginalised communities, spiritual practice and the practice of inclusive Islamic principles. Their events are held in the UK, usually in London. Founded by Tamsila Tauqir and Dervla Zaynab Shannahan, IMI was created with their experiences of exclusion and those of many others in mind. They currently host regular Friday prayers, seminars and discussion groups. IMI aims to create a family-friendly environment that welcomes people regardless of their religious belief, their race, gender, (dis)ability, sexuality or immigration status.

Madinah Javed

Writer and Peace Activist

Madinah Javed is a law graduate, writer and peace activist living in Scotland, with a particular interest in human rights. She is currently completing her Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Glasgow. Madinah is working towards reviving the sacred tradition of female Qur’an recitation. She set up the #femalereciters campaign on social medi

Wasi Daniju

The Inclusive Mosque Initiative

Wasi is a qualified person-centred therapist, and a photographer, focusing on photojournalism and depictions of lesser-represented groups. Her projects include ‘Re:Present – Portraits of Black Muslim Women’. Wasi is interested in social and ecological justice, and regularly engages in community organising.

Halima Gosai Hussain

The Inclusive Mosque Initiative

Halima has worked for a variety of Muslim organisations for over 10 years. With degree in Philosophy & Theology and an MA in Middle Eastern Studies from SOAS, her research focused on alternative Qur’anic interpretation methodologies. She is now a PhD candidate.

PARTNERS

ACCESSIBILITY

There is step-free access to all areas of Free Word and a number of other facilities available to make the venue accessible. 

  • Our box office, theatre and hall are all on the ground floor with step-free access from the street
  • Meeting rooms and offices are accessible by lift from the ground floor
  • There are two accessible toilets on the ground floor
  • Hearing loops are available at the box office and the theatre (when set up theatre style) and in all meeting rooms
  • If you need to bring someone for assistance, please get in touch with us so we can provide a free ticket for them

Please talk to our team if you have specific access requirements.

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

What Makes A Writer?

Presented by The Literary Consultancy

Fri, 24 August | 19:00 - 21:30

What has research taught us about the shaping, motivation and practices of writers?

Winds of Change: Playwright Talk by Akihito Nakatsuru

Presented by Japan Foundation

Fri, 24 August | 19:00 - 21:30

First in a series of events celebrating contemporary Japanese plays with Akihito Nakatsuru

Winds of Change

Presented by Japan Foundation

Thu, 6 September | 19:00 - 21:30

Yudai Kamisato and Aya Ogawa talk about their work

UK DRILL & GRIME: WHAT’S THE PROBLEM?

Presented by Free Word and TRENCH, with Index on Censorship

Fri, 24 August | 19:00 - 21:30

How is music that reflects the lives of young people on inner-city estates treated?