Mosque for women built in MP town

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Morena(MP), Oct 3 (UNI) Breaking the taboos and creating a new history, a special mosque was being built in this district town to enable only women to offer prayers.

More than 100 women offered their 'Namaz' for first time at the mosque on the occasion of Eid-ul-fitr yesterday. Imam Shabina Bano led the Namaz.

Muslim women have been prohibited to offer namaz in mosques. In order to abolish the age-old taboo, retired teacher Noorbaqsh had taken upon himself the task of constructing the mosque in the town's Subhash Nagar, where only women could offer namaz.

On a special request,women police personnel were deployed outside the shrine during the Id prayers.

''Few socalled leaders of the community banned women from offering prayers, hence I built this shrine to solemnise the noble cause,'' he added.

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