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March 19, 2005

In an ironic twist of fate, that is an example of the diversity that only America would tolerate. The rights of Muslim woman to be leaders within Islam where facilitated by an Anglican church in New York.


A professor in the US is thought to have become one of the first Muslim women to lead mixed Friday prayers.

More than 100 men and women attended the service and sermon given by Amina Wadud, professor of Islamic studies at Virginia Commonwealth University.

The location was moved to an Anglican Church building in New York after mosques refused to host the event.

The service has been criticised by a number of Muslim leaders, who say it goes against Islamic doctrine.

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