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.

Our local MPV-LA organizing committee is made up of Ani (founder/co-president), Jamila (co-president), Lisa (spiritual), Aiman (treasurer), Omar (LGBT outreach coordinator), Tom (youth coordinator and host of our monthly "It's Your Mic" open mic event), Erica (PR) and Jim (marketing/community outreach).

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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  • 5 days ago · 7:30 PM

    MPV August Open Mic

    3 progressive Muslims

    All ages are welcome to perform at the open mic! Sunday, August 23rd 7:30-10:00 PM Open Mic signup starts at 7:00 PM $5 Youth 19 and Under Get in For Free Our mission is... Learn more
  • 6 days ago · 7:15 PM

    QAWWALI: RIZWAN-MUAZZAM

    13 progressive Muslims

    Join us for a musical outing at GrandPerformance.org's summer concerts and they are FREE! This night Pakistani RIZWAN-MUAZZAM QAWWALI will be performing. There will also... Learn more
  • August 20 · 10:00 AM

    Private screening: He Named Me Malala

    1 Member

    Thursday, August 20th at 10:00 am at the William Fox Theater (10201 West Pico Blvd.,Parking via Galaxy Gate off of Avenue of the Stars at Galaxy Way ) ** Screening Room... Learn more
  • August 19 · 5:00 PM

    Private Screening "He Named Me Malala"

    1 Member

    Los Angeles, CA Wednesday, August 19th at 5:00 pm at the William Fox Theater (10201 West Pico Blvd.,Parking via Galaxy Gate off of Avenue of the Stars at Galaxy Way )... Learn more
  • August 8 · 7:15 PM

    Yuna

    6 progressive Muslims

    Join us for a musical outing at GrandPerformance.org's summer concerts and they are FREE! This night Malaysian singer Yuna will be performing. http://... Learn more
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