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

8 March 2019
19:00 - 21:30

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Presented by The Inclusive Mosque Initiative supported by Free Word


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, with more names to be announced.

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


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

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



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