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Plans for 'first' women-led mosque discussed

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Image caption The MWC said it wanted Muslim women to have the space to discuss the issues that affect them

Plans for what the Muslim Women's Council says (MWC) would be the UK's first women-led mosque have been discussed at a public consultation event in Bradford.

The MWC is hoping to open the "all-inclusive and fully accessible" mosque in the city.

It said the space would be "for all communities and managed by women, primarily for women".

The event was held at the Carlisle Business Centre earlier.

Guests include Shuruq Naguib, a lecturer in Islamic studies at Lancaster University and co-chair of the British Association for Islamic Studies, and Shaykh Akram Nadwi, a dean of Cambridge Islamic College and former research fellow at Oxford University.

The MWC said it aimed "to ensure that Muslim women have the space to discuss issues that affect them and their families in their daily lives in an environment that is open to everyone".

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