UK: “No women in mosques, no sermons in English”

This has been the answer given by British Muslims to Minabe, the Advisory Council of Mosques and Imams, created after the attacks of 7 / J in London:

The women “should be home” and stay out of negotiations in the places of worship which, in fact, have even banned their entry. But Mohammed Nadeem’s opinion is not anecdotal nor reporters sought a refractory to illustrate his story.

Both the imams and the governing bodies of British mosques have flatly rejected the attempt by a semiofficial organization composed of Muslims who sought to foster the participation of women at least in the management of places of Islamic worship. It also wanted that at least sermons would be conducted in English and not Arabic.

… “From an Islamic point of view, prayer is invalid if it is not in Arabic. ” End of discussion. Or at least, end of discussion for most of British Islam, but also for the US. There, many young people born or grown from children in the U.S., coming from families who do not have Arabic as mother tongue are very reluctant to spend their time required to learn Arabic to recite.

… in Muslim communities, abandoning Arab language in cults is equated to an intolerable abandonment of Islamic identity. It’s about keeping the difference. And the difference is that it is read in Arabic, the language of Allah. and it also happens in the United States, where supposedly Islam is open to democracy and society in general.

So, who are isolating themselves? Who does not want to adapt to the country they live in? And why are the non-Muslims to blame for the results of this self-isolation?

7 comments on “UK: “No women in mosques, no sermons in English”

  1. K. aka Kel says:

    Unbelievable… Just like the Toronto mosque who wants extreme shari’a. (Like the whole of of ’em).

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