LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Born in Malaysia, the 49-year-old
singer-songwriter and organization cofounder said, "the community we are
building is very different from most of the mosques you would walk
into. We are very inclusive of all Muslims, gay Muslims, mixed-faith
couples. We also don't segregate [the genders] when we pray, and we
allow women to lead prayer. Our values are very egalitarian and we
really live those values out."
Zonneveld founded the organization in 2007 with Pamela Taylor, a
feminist American Muslim. The organization has 10 guiding principles.
Among those are:
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