Certainly, I reject this notion; as we are not eligible to change the divine code of conduction, which was thoroughly examined, debated and agreed by notable person with vision and enlightenment.. However, everyone is free in the choice to follow..!
Imam Ali MAHHF had concluded the debate between divine code and humane logic by reference to ritual of Wadhoo: If the matter is solely carried out by brains, it would be logic to clean the bottom of the foot rather than the upper-back of it..
Quietly, Liberal Muslims Are Defining Islam for Themselves
The Inclusive Mosque Initiative ran a service last week in Bern, Switzerland, in which women led the service and music was played.
Women leading the service? Musical interludes? Not quite what you would expect from a traditional mosque service.
But the Inclusive Mosque Initiative (IMI) is not your typical mosque. All of this and more was found in the IMI service in Bern, Switzerland last week, the first such service in Switzerland.
The Inclusive Mosque Initiative Project started in the UK and is an umbrella organization with chapters around the world, including Switzerland and Kashmir.
Dr. Elham Manea got to know them when she was in the UK to give a lecture and lead a prayer. Non-denominational, egalitarian, welcoming to the LGBT+ community, the Inclusive Mosque Initiative is trying to build an environment of inclusive Islam
The vision of the IMI is to establish a place of worship where everyone is welcome.
Jasmina Elsonbati and Elham Manea are co-chairs of the IMI in Switzerland and organized the service.
It was held on Friday, May 27, in the Dialogue Section of the House of Religions in Bern, which has religious establishments belonging to different faith communities housed together under one roof. Manea first spoke with the imam of the mosque to make sure he realized the initiative was not trying to cause him any disrespect, and that it was separate private event.
It was conducted by a team and followed the traditional order of a service.
Jasmina Elsonbati introduced the whole concept in opening remarks.
Elham Manea gave the khutbah (sermon, full text here). The sermon spoke about women’s rights and having women as imams.
Halima Gosai Hussain (IMI UK Chair) led the Friday Prayer.
Tamisla Tauqir held the iqamah, aadhan and dua (different parts of the prayer service).
All of these roles are normally done by men.