Jumma'a w/Ustadha Maryam Sharrieff | The Women's Mosque of America
Date(s) - 04/30/2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
About this Event
Please join us for our next women-led jumma’a on Friday, April 30th @ 1pm PST. We are honored to hear an inspiring khutbah from Ustadha Maryam Sharrieff.
After jumma’a is over, we will connect with the khateebah through our Zoom Q&A Discussion Circle (RSVP required).
Here is how our online jumma’a will run:
- 1:00pm PST | Watch the khutbah & adthan on either our Facebook or YouTube page.
- 1:45pm PST | To accommodate differences of opinion about prayer, we will ask everyone to pray on their own at home.
- 2:00pm PST | Participate with other congregants in our live Q&A Discussion with the Imam on Zoom (RSVP to receive password).
We look forward to seeing all of your beautiful faces on Friday, April 30th, inshAllah!
With Love and Gratitude,
The Women’s Mosque of America Team
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“It was the month of Ramadan in which the Qur’an was first bestowed from on high as a guidance unto humanity and a self-evident proof of that guidance, and as the standard by which to discern the true from the false. Hence, whoever of you lives to see this month shall fast throughout it; but whoever is ill, or on a journey, a number of other days. God wills that you shall have ease, and does not will you to suffer hardship…” (Qur’an 2:185)
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Introducing Our April Khateebah:
Ustadha Maryam Sharrieff is an educator, filmmaker, lecturer, linguist, researcher, and student of the development of Islam in America. Her recent research projects have examined the African-American Shi’i Muslim Community, Latino Converts to Islam in America, the Legacy of Female Scholarship in Islam, and Gender & its Linguistic Implications in the Qur’an and Torah. Ustadha Maryam’s research interests also include the Muslim Contribution to Sicilian Society, the Representation of Faith In (& On) Film, Homosexuality in Canonical Texts, American Muslim Women’s Leadership, Fundamentalism Across Faiths, and America’s Founding Fathers’ Interactions with the Muslim World.
Maryam has studied and has conducted research in Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Italy, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and the United Arab Emirates. Most recently, she presented on Muslim women’s leadership at the World Parliament of Religion’s conference in Sydney, Australia, Salt Lake City, and at the annual international Shaykafest. From 2012-2014, she was a Muslim fellow for Hebrew College’s and Andover Newton Theological School’s CIRCLE (Center for Inter-Religious and Communal Leadership Education) program. Recently, she presented on Muslim Women’s Comic Book Heroes at the United Kingdom’s University of Derby’s Muslim Women’s Activism conference. Ustadha Maryam teaches for Rabata.org and serves as an adjunct professor.
She is dedicated to building and contributing to institutions conducive to the pursuit of human excellence. Sharrieff received her Bachelor’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies/Italian/TV & Film from Rutgers University and obtained her Master’s in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School. She currently resides in the Boston area and serves as a University Muslim Chaplain.