Hakeem Olajuwon’s Mosque in Houston, Texas

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Former NBA basketball player, Hakeem Olajwon purchased and converted a historic downtown Houston bank into a mosque. However, the women’s section leaves something to be desired, it is small and has an intricate wooden partition that blocks our view of the imam and cuts us off from the main congregation.


ADAMS Center in Sterling, Virigina – Upstairs Musallah

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I’ve heard from regulars at this mosque that originally between the men’s and women’s section there was first a wall, which was later changed to a glass partition, which eventually gave way due to complaints to the open view between the spaces now in use.


Praying Outside at the University of Maryland at College Park

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Islamic Center of Rochester, New York

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The women’s section is a second-floor balcony.


Masjid in Afourer, Morocco

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Brooke Benoit:

The women’s space for this masjid is on the second floor, of course there is no elevator and the washroom is actually one more flight of stairs up, on the roof. Climbing the steps, it struck me that not only is it unfortunate that this setup excludes women with disabilities, but I thought of all the older women who are no longer tied down with young children (like I still am alhumdiAllah) and may now want to go to the masjid to pray in peace or go to jummah to learn more about there religion, but are physically unable to because of the steps.

Initially I felt very happy about the space. The sheep skins make prayer much more comfortable on the hard floors and the fan was a nice surprise. But then I saw the main space–the men’s side. Read the rest of this entry »


Islamic Center of Washington, D.C.

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Pray-In at the Islamic Center


Islamic Society of Baltimore, Maryland

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Masjid al-Farouq in Atlanta, Georgia

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Dar al Taqwa, Maryland

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Masjid as-Samad, Dubai Slideshow

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