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Germany opens its first liberal mosque in Berlin; men-women, Shia-Sunni can pray together

A Liberal Mosque, where all Muslims can pray together regardless of their gender, sexuality has opened in Germany.

Ates, a well known women’s rights activists and lawyer has fought for eight years to establish a place of prayer for Muslims in Germany where they can leave their religious conflicts and focus on Islamic values.

This is the first mosque for liberal Muslims in Germany.

The mosque is named Ibn- Rushd- Goethe- mosque combining the names of medieval Andalusian philosopher Ibn Rushd and German writer Johann Wolfgang Goethe.

The mosque occupies a big room on third floor of an old Lutheran church.

More than 40 lakh Muslims live in Germany the majority from Turkey but also from Balkans, Middle East and Northern Africa.

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