Women pray in a curtained and spacious area, in Chicago’s Masjid al-Faatir. Photos submitted by Nura Maznavi
In the women’s prayer space at Makkah’s Masjid al-Haram, which surrounds the Kaaba, the most sacred site to Muslims around the world. Photo submitted by Rana Barbour
A quiet mosque in Palestine, December 1926.Photograph by Jules Gervais Courtellemont, National Geographic
"This is the ceiling of the women’s prayer room in a Bosnian mosque. As you can imagine, the room is very tiny and it smells awful." Photo submitted by Dilek Yucel in Vienna, Austria
|—||Zahra Billoo, Executive Director of CAIR-San Francisco|
Thank you for your support. The US is a mixed bag, but we do seem to have more opportunities for women and girls to attend mosques here. I’d love to see your friend’s picture of that mosque in Romania! Danke.
Women pray in a “female mosque,” ie, their own allotted space at Beijing’s Nuijie Street Mosque, which was built in 996. Kinza Khan submitted these photos and you can read about her experiences attending Friday prayers and meeting Beijing’s Muslims, expatriate and Chinese alike, here.
Sign directing women to pray in the library at Noor ul Haram, Oakville, Ontario Canada. Photo submitted by Iqra Azhar.