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A female imam is struggling to create a collective

reformist
Regissør: Marie Skovgaard
(Danmark)

MARIAM MOSQUE: In 2015, the Syrian-Finnish Dane Sherin Khankan decided to start a women-led mosque in Copenhagen. Instructor Marie Skovgaard has followed her struggle between personal vision and the challenges of creating community.

(THIS ARTICLE IS ONLY MACHINE TRANSLATED by Google from Norwegian)

"Do not burn any bridges" is a difficult slogan to work from when one's vision is to create a female-led mosque. Probably everywhere in the world, but not least in Denmark, as the Syrian-Finnish Dane Sherin Khankan set out to do in 2015. With a small group of (more or less) like-minded Muslims – men and women – and with a donated apartment from a soulmate in the art of creating touch, the Mariam Mosque became a reality in 2016. Director Marie Skovgaard has followed Sherin Khankan closely through the process, and the latest footage is from December last year. That a mosque with female imams would create backlash in many places from , was predictable. On the one hand, there are Muslims who want to protest against women. . .

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Nina Trige Andersen
Trige Andersen is a freelance journalist and historian.

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