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 Muslim and be yourself!
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 at least once a month, usually more often, as announced. Activities include discussion, spiritual conversation, study, hiking, social activism/volunteer work, celebrating holidays, and experiencing art, film, and music.
We gather regularly on the first and third Saturday of the month at 4 p.m. in West Los Angeles 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.
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 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. Friday prayers start at 1 pm and end at 2 pm. Please see individual prayer dates for details on who's doing the sermon and who's leading prayer.
See the About page for information on MPV and the principles that inform and guide us.
We are happy to announce that we have an officiant available. Officiant is open to marrying mixed faith couples as well as Gay couples.
Please contact the organizer for more information.