Muslim Men, Take This Opportunity to Learn from Muslim Women

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“For the first time in many of their lives, Muslim men can’t go to the mosque,” writes Armstrong. “Now is an ideal time for Muslim men to build empathy towards the difficulties women face while trying to practice their faith.” (Geoff Livingston)

In Islam, every Friday without fail or delay, men are required to attend Jummah Service, a sermon followed by group prayer. It doesn’t matter the color of your skin or how rich you are. You stand shoulder to shoulder with brothers and sisters of faith, a way to keep your community healthy and vital.

Every Friday, Muslims gather and pray as one unit. There are few exceptions to this rule—but we are currently living in one. 

Mosques throughout the world have shut their doors because of COVID-19. The Great Mosque of Mecca, which can hold 1.5 million Muslims, has barred people from praying. In my home city of Dallas,…

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