Amel Brahmi is investigating a quiet revolution currently unfolding in America and led by women imams. In the Women's mosque of America, in Los Angeles, every Friday, women are taking part in a heroic fight to defy male power in Islam. By becoming faith leaders in their community they are making one of the most important contributions to the progress of women’s rights in Islam in recent history.
The belief that a woman isn't fit to lead a prayer is embedded in tradition but the success of the mosque indicates that Muslim women have been craving for this kind of voice.
Amel Brahmi tells the story of Tasneem Noor, one of the religious leaders. When Noor gives sermons on Fridays, she talks to her congregation about forced marriage, infertility, and gaining self-confidence—reminding everyone that religion is about humility, not superiority.