Sacred Space

Sacred Space: Transformations from Within

Sacred Space: Transformations from Within

Both the major discussions on the mosque at ISNA addressed this issue of the masjid being a space of chastisement or discomfort as opposed to a welcoming space for spiritual growth. Whether it is women who are reprimanded for entering the main hall to pray or youth who are admonished for their dress, rather than opening its arms to the diversity of the community, many mosques often continue to marginalize women and youth, leaving the community to create new spaces of gathering and worship or to perhaps abandon their faith and spiritual practice.

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MIIM Designs Workshop at Claremont School of Theology

MIIM Designs Workshop 1 : Peace-building in the Muslim Context: Architecture and

Design as tools for problem solving.

Our workshop gave participants an opportunity to explore various ways aesthetics and design work 

to contribute to inclusion in Islamic Architecture, Mosques, Churches, Temples, Synagogues and other sacred spaces. It explored how communities can exemplify pluralism and work around gender issues through the means of art and architecture in sacred spaces. Learn More HERE

MIIM Designs Ailya Vajid, Maryam Eskandari , Kosar Jahani and Wajida Syed with Professor Najeeba Syeed-Miller and Claremont School of Theology students

MIIM Designs "Sacred Space" Exhibition Opens in San Francisco Gallery

Feb. 14, 2012 - May. 31, 2012

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

At the offices of the Foundation, 5 Hamilton Landing, Suite 200, Novato

RECEPTION: Thursday March 22, 2012 4:30-6:30 pm

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"Muslim Eyes" is an exhibit that sprang from the mission of the Marin Community Foundation. When a community—supported by religious, faith-based, and nonprofit organizations as well as concerned and engaged individuals—engages in activities to promote social justice and interfaith understanding, sustainable change can occur. To this end, MCF supports efforts that increase awareness, mobilize communities, and catalyze social change to address social inequities in Marin County and around the country. MCF strives to support the powerful link between interfaith dialogue and understanding and creating positive social change.