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Meet other local progressive Muslims and get together in an open, compassionate and non-judgmental environment. We welcome new Muslims, old Muslims, LGBTQ Muslims, and Muslims in mixed-faith relationships. Our goal is to build a community in Los Angeles based on the core Islamic values of compassion, equality, social justice, and human rights. A place where you can be yourself AND Muslim!

This Los Angeles progressive Muslim Meetup is the founding community of Muslims for Progressive Values, a 501 (c) 3 national organization. For more details about MPV please visit www.mpvusa.org.

Meetups are scheduled very regularly as announced. Activities include socializing, discussion, spiritual conversation, youth open mics, zikr, hiking, social activism/volunteer work, celebrating holidays, and experiencing art, film, and music.

We gather regularly mostly on Saturday afternoons for discussion and spiritual reflection. All who come with an open mind and loving heart are welcome--including non-Muslim friends, significant others, etc. Topics are announced in advance so that those interested can prepare for a meaningful and informed discussion.

Our monthly "It's Your Mic" event is on the 3rd Thursday of the month and starts back up January 2015.

In setting up our prayer space, we strive to create a caring environment in which no one is segregated or excluded. Attendees are invited in turn to lead prayer, regardless of gender. This means that the prayer may be led by a man or a woman, the sermon (khutbah) may be delivered by a man or a woman. The group of congregants prays and is seated together, like we do in Mecca. Of course, individual men and women can choose to stand/sit to one side or the other if they prefer. We also end our prayer segments with spiritual songs.

For information on MPV and the principles that inform and guide us, please visit About Us.

We are happy to announce that we have an officiant available. Officiant is open to marrying mixed faith couples as well as same-sex couples.

Please contact the organizer for more information.

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Recent Meetups

  • June 11 · 7:30 PM

    Turkish Iftar!

    36 progressive Muslims | 4.00 | 1 Photo

    I will not be at the iftar. Please map sent for parking for your convenience. Enjoy!! Ani Dear Everyone, A Turkish member of our community, Mintaha, has invited you all... Learn more

  • June 9 · 7:00 PM

    Iftar

    19 progressive Muslims | 5.00

    Andaleeb, Amina and Robert welcomes us to their homes for this iftar. This is a potluck, do post your food and drink items here. *Robert, note, I am unable to attend.

  • May 27 · 7:00 PM

    Iftar #1

    28 progressive Muslims | 5.00

    Dear Everyone, Maisa has graciously made her home available for the first iftar for the month of Ramadan. I will reveal her address upon confirmation of your attendance.... Learn more

  • April 15 · 3:00 PM

    Let's meet!

    17 progressive Muslims | 5.00

    Dear Everyone, It has been a while since we met. There have been quite a few new members and I haven't seen some older ones in a while! I hope many of you will try to... Learn more

  • April 9 · 2:00 PM

    Workshop

    4 progressive Muslims

    This is not an MPV event but we're sharing in support of our friends at Hammer Museum. Be sure to RSVP on the website. Sunday, April 9, join The Hammer Museum at The... Learn more

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