Imam of Mariam Mosque in Copenhagen - Sherin Khankan

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Oct 10, 201823m
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Imam of Mariam Mosque in Copenhagen - Sherin Khankan
Oct 10 '1823m
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Almost two billion of the world’s people are Muslim, and yet half of them, the female half, have traditionally played little or no role in the institutions of their faith. That is changing, albeit very slowly. Stephen Sackur speaks to Sherin Khankan who became Scandinavia’s first female Imam when she opened the Mariam mosque in Copenhagen. Her focus on women’s rights in a 21st Century brand of Islamic practice has stirred controversy and debate far beyond Denmark’s borders. Is Islam ready to empower women? (Photo: Sherin Khankan. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

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