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Kerala mosque opened for the first time for women

Kottayam: Masjid Committee of about a thousand years old Juma Masjid at Thazhathangady in Kerala’s Kottayam district opened its doors for Muslim women for the first time last month (April). Women were allowed to enter this mosque on Sundays 24 April and May 8 to have a look at its famous architecture. Advocate Nawab Mulladom, President of the Masjid Committee said that our women had a great desire to visit and see this holy place which they had not visited so far; so the masjid committee decided to allow them to visit and see this mosque. He said that this mosque is not opened for them to pray or in celebration of any important event but simply to enable them to see it from inside. Before their entry in the mosque, men were asked to leave the mosque and also those who wanted to come in the mosque were asked to wait outside till the women were inside the mosque.


 

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-30 June 2016 on page no. 14

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