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October 26th Jummah w/Maria Khani - The Women's Mosque of America

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First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles

2936 West 8th Street

Los Angeles, CA 90005

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Salaam everyone,

Please join us for our next jumma'a on Friday, October 26 @ 1pm at our location in Koreatown with khateebah Maria Khani! Please RSVP early for yourself and for free babysitting today at the "Register" button above.

*PARKING INSTRUCTIONS*: There is a small lot on the corner of 8th Street and Westmoreland (no double-parking allowed). There is also an underground lot for our use (entrance on 8th Street between the Unitarian Universalist Church and the YMCA building at 2914 8th Street). Ask our security guard to buzz you into the underground lot and walk back up the ramp to 8th Street. (No double parking allowed.) Additionally, 1 and 2 hour free street parking and metered parking are also available -- please be sure to read all the signs.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday, October 26th insha'Allah!

With Love and Gratitude,

The Women's Mosque of America Team


Khateebah Bio:

Maria Khani is a Syrian American who was born in England and lived in France, India, Syria and Holland. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in French Literature from the Damascus University in Syria.

Khani has been a board member at Access California Services since 1998, a nonprofit family resources center in Anaheim, serving Muslims, Arabs and various other ethnic groups.

Maria taught at the Islamic Institute of Orange County for 20 years and served as the chair of the women committee.

Interfaith has always been a key component in Khani’s life. She is a board member of the Orange County Interfaith Network, OCIN–the umbrella of thirteen interfaith councils in Orange County. Maria is also an active member in three interfaith cities’ councils.

In 2008 she joined the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department as a chaplain, and in 2015 Maria serves as the Senior Muslim Chaplain. In 2014, Khani became the Muslim chaplain for the Orange County Sheriff’s jail.

In 2012, Khani and her daughter together founded “A Country Called Syria”, an exhibit dedicated to educating the American public on Syria’s rich history and culture, as well as its valuable contributions to the world. The exhibition has toured across Southern California and in 2016 A Country Called Syria became a (501) (c3) non-profit organization.

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