Raise Your Gaze – Islamic Feminisms in Focus

Join us for an afternoon of talks, workshops and discussions exploring Islamic feminism(s) through the lenses of anti-racism, anti-imperialism, Black feminism, class, and queer theory.

We will explore:

  • How we can learn from Islamic feminism(s) in theory and practice (then and now)
  • How our feminism can draw on various liberation struggles to articulate and heal from the injustices we face
  • How we can we build resilience and resistance to state violence and the way its patterns are repeated inside of our communities

10.45 – Doors open
11.00 – Amina Wadud – Islamic Feminism(s) in Practice:
Then & Now
12.15 – Lunch (will be provided)
1.15 – Workshops led by:

Azeezat Johnson – Centring Black Muslims and Black feminisms: On Anti-Blackness (again!)

Farzana Khan – Undoing Violence: Gender Justice from the Margins

Naaz Rashid – Muslim Women Resist! How we survive the War on Terror

Noorulann Shahid – Queering Muslim Spaces

2.15 – Break
2.30 – Collective discussion
3.00 – End

Book your ticket (£5) with your preferred workshop – spaces are limited and on a first come first serve basis. Please note the workshops will be running at the same time, so you will only be able to attend one of them. However, we’ll be sharing resources from all workshops soon.

We will start promptly at 11am, so please arrive early to check your tickets and find a seat.


If you’re not able to pay the ticket price, please get in touch – we still want you to attend!

BSL interpreters will be available on the day.

There will be an induction loop on the day.

The entire venue is wheelchair accessible, and there is a wheelchair accessible bathroom.

All bathrooms are gender-neutral.

Lunch and refreshments will be vegetarian and vegan.

Children and babies are welcome.

Amina Wadud’s talk will be recorded and transcribed, and we’re working on a livestream. The workshops however won’t be recorded or livestreamed.

Please complete this form to let us know of any accessibility needs.

If you have any further questions, please email lena@inclusivemosque.org or call 0203 189 1185 


The closest station is Liverpool Street (on the Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan underground, as well as London Overground and National Rail services. It has step-free access.

Buses 8, 26, 35, 47, 48, 149, 242, and 344 all stop just outside the venue.

This event is part of IMI’s event series ‘Raise Your Gaze’, where we will be unpacking critical issues facing our communities.