DC imam provides counseling, marriage, and prayer space for gay Muslims

Religion News Service
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June 21, 2013

Imam Dayaiee Abdullah never knows how many people are going to show up for Friday prayers. Some weeks, nearly a dozen men and women gather at a Quaker hall in northwest Washington, D.C., other weeks, Abdullah, a convert to Islam, sits alone.

He may be the only openly gay imam in the world, and he formed Light of Reform mosque more than two years ago so people like himself could worship without fear.

New mixed-gender mosques in the UK has created controversy within the Muslim community.