Juz Amma: The Qur’an in Public

Free Word, 60 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3GA

The sound of the Qur’an read aloud is a cultural signifier used across media and the arts to indicate the presence of Muslims and of Islamic religious expression. But how often do you hear the Qur’an recited in public by someone who isn’t a man?

The Inclusive Mosque Initiative (IMI) believes that the Qur’an belongs to all Muslims and that women and non-binary Muslims deserve to take up more public space. To mark International Women’s Day 2019, Juz Amma: The Qur’an in Publicsupported by Free Word, will present female and non-binary Muslims reciting the final chapters of the Qur’an in Arabic and English. This will be followed by readings and open discussions featuring an excellent panel of speakers including writer and peace activist Madinah Javed, with more names to be announced.

This event is open for everyone to attend, regardless of religious belief, race, gender, (dis)ability, sexuality or immigration status. It marks the start of a new digital sound project featuring reflections and readings of the Qur’an by women and non-binary people.