O ye who believe! stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even as against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, and whether it be (against) rich or poor: for Allah can best protect both. Follow not the lusts (of your hearts), lest ye swerve, and if ye distort (justice) or decline to do justice, verily Allah is well- acquainted with all that ye do." From Quran Verse 135 of Surah Al Nisa (The Women)
Our goal is to enable women to experience the Divine and experience Islam in a deeper, more enriching way - in a way that puts our experiences front and center. Our goal is to remove false hierarchies and supposed superiorities that separate us from one another -- Sunni over Shia, Born Muslim over Convert, White over Black, Brown over Black, Straight over Queer, Man over Woman, Rich over Poor. Our goal is to focus on the social justice principles that underpin our faith, that bring all of us together in a spirit of learning, in a spirit of wanting to be good global citizens, in a spirit of kindness and love. Qal'bu Maryam is not a meat free zone, the Quran does not say that Muslims must eschew meat. We honor both Halal and Kosher. Vegans can bring their own food, and those with allergies can also do the same, we want everyone to be comfortable and safe.