Aysha Khan / RNS
On Friday afternoons, the tech startup staffers and other daily occupants of a downtown co-working space here are learning to coexist with a new neighbor down the hall: A small conference room on the third floor has been transformed into a Muslim prayer room.
It’s not the most conventional setting for a mosque, but then little about Masjid al-Rabia is typical.
Here, congregational prayer is typically led by a woman, as is the call to prayer. In fact, there’s no gender segregation of any sort: Men and women pray alongside each other.
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