Prayers at the Women's Mosque of America in Los Angeles
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US first women-only 'mosque' opens in Los Angeles

The first women-only mosque in the US is causing controversy among the American Muslim community and beyond.

The Women's Mosque of America in Los Angeles holds prayers in a building that used to be a synagogue, but is now a multi-faith space.

Founder Hasna Maznavi told the BBC the intention was not to compete with other mosques, but to give women a place where they can "grow inspired and empowered".

Alastair Leithead reports.

  • 21 Feb 2015
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