Masjid Nural Isslaah is a progressive Muslim prayer center in Washington, DC and a MPV Unity Mosque. We are associated with El-Tawhid Jum'ah Prayer Circle, and we provide sacred prayer space that is inclusive in Quranic philosophy, gender equal in practice, queer friendly in acceptance, intrafaith welcoming and interfaith involved.
Masjid Nural Isslaah was established to nurture a vibrant and welcoming progressive
Muslim community by creating a religious center for the purposes of religious
prayer services, intellectual discourse on Quran and Sunnah, as well as other texts, and provide a variety of services of our progressive community. Members volunteer for prayer services by participating in the various aspects of the prayer service, thus bringing the community into the act of worship.
The Masjid also participates in Islamic intrafaith community activities, and by partnering with both Muslim and
non-Muslim progressive organizations, develop cultural events bringing
members, visitors and interested parties to understand and enjoy Islam, both religiously and culturally.
Masjid Nural Isslaah promotes theologically-sound frameworks for
Islamic liberalism. We reinvigorate the Islamic tradition of ijtihad
(critical engagement and interpretation of sacred texts) and intellectual
discourse. We do this by collaborating with religious scholars on theological issues that are accessible to a wide audience.
It is through the diversity of activities, each of which further clarifies Quranic teachings, our members and visitors learn from the interconnectivity and exchange of ideas.