Gender in mosques

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    The Religious Directorate met with the Muftis and Vaizes (female Muftis).
    A Decree came out, that Imams reserve room for the women on the 1st floor of the mosques. If need be, there should be redesign of mosques.
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    Till August when Ramadan begins, all re-designing of mosques shall be completed
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    The Sakirin mosque (Istanbul) was the 1st mosque designed by a woman. In Berlin (Germany) is built a mosque to same concept..
    But it still applies the concept of a segregated woman's balcony in the mosque (see 2nd picture).
    With the new decree the women will get down to the floor of the men (see 1st picture).

    CNN - Women take lead in building mosque in Turkey

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    Women balcony in Hacibektas mosque (Ankara).
    As you see, they can not look down and see what is happening in the mosque.
    Also not much light comes to these places.

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