This organization is against Islam and the teachings of our beloved prophet Muhammad sallahu alahyi wa salam.
My name is Nasreen Amina and I am a muslim feminist from South America. Since my conversion to Islam I started to work hardly for the promotion of equity, social justice and inclusion in Islam, as a way to broad my work as activist I have being involved in since my teen age. During a long time I wonder how it was possible for me, being alone with a progressive position very against the mainstream patriarcal beliefs of the society which live in, far away from important islamic centers, having only faith and will to succeed feeling in my heart it was something good and worthy for our community, find the way to gain support to my work. Without the support of MFPV nothing what I am doing right now could have been possible. This organization believed in me and sponsored my attending to my first conference in the University of Cordoba, Argentina to a Latin-american Congress on Gender and Social Development. And it was important, I became the first muslim woman in offering a speech in an academical environment on issues related to Islam and Genderbut the positives things didn't stop there. My conference was considered the most interesting of all the Congress, which convened more people.But good does not end there. After this came many national and international conferences, newspaper and radio interviews and most importantly: I managed to both Muslim and non-Muslim people want to know more about Islam and its progressive values. And this is of great benefit to our community in particular and society in general. Because we are happier when we live without stereotypes. With the support of MPV I could develop my vision, and thus empower myself and other Muslim women and men around the liberating message of Islam.
Growing up Muslim in America was not easy. The split between the ideals of freedom, tolerance and inclusion we were taught in school; and the conservativism of the Islamic communities we participated in; created a paradox that made us feel schizophrenic. Today Muslims for Progressive Values is leading the way to show a new generation of Muslim-Americans that there is no contradiction between the values of our faith, and the values of our homeland. This can only lead to a stronger, broader and more integrated Muslim community in the US, and ultimately the world.
I previously worked with Muslims for Progressive through a sister organization. Finding MPV was like finding a kindred spirit. The values and activities of MPV were spot on with what I had worked so long to develop for an Islamic community in the Atlanta area. Once our organization merged with MPV, we knew our little community was truly part of something larger. There is so much love and dedication through the organization and with the members of MPV. The hard work that goes into the development and sustaining of programs is evident. It is amazing what MPV does and what the future holds. I am proud to be a part of MPV. I now have a worldwide community full of love.
This is not an Islamic organization!! This org established a gay-friendly mosque and mixing men and women together, all those are against the Holy Qur'an. As it is very clear, this org is trying to revise Islamic rules and makes a corrupted believe. There are certain rules in Islam that can not be revised and many others that accept different opinions, but this org is changing the ones that can not be changed.
muslims for progressive values (mpv) is doing life-changing work. this organization is helping shape our world for the better; and we need organizations like these to move us forward. thank you, mpv!
Finding MPV was a life changing event for me. As an organization which upholds women's rights, LGBT rights, freedom of speech, diversity, equality, and many other progressive values, It has provided safe and tolerant spaces for me to reconnect with my Muslim faith through it's retreats, Unity Mosques, and online forums. There is no other Muslim organization like it.
My city, Columbus OH, is the 25 largest city in America. Yet there was no mosque where a Muslim woman could attend Friday Prayers and not feel like a second class citizen. There was no mosque where a Gay Muslim could attend Friday Prayers and not feel either vilified or pitied. As of Dec. Seventh that will no longer be the case. Thanks to the support we have received from MPV we will have a local MPV Unity Mosque to welcome EVERY Muslim to share EQUALLY in the joy of Islam.
MPV represents a way to view Islam without prejudices. It doesn't mean changing Islam. It means freeing Islam from obscurantism using our mind to try to understand what Allah wants to us. There should be more MPV around the world to help the new generation to get out from intolerant teachings.
MPV says the things that no one wants to say--either because of fear or apathy. This organization provides information and support for Muslims as individuals, bringing together one of the most diverse groups of constituents of any Muslim organization. I'm grateful for the courage and hard work of the founders and those who support the MPV mission through participation, volunteering and donation.