Jamida Beevi

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Jamida Beevi is a Muslim women's activist in Kerala, India who is known for being the first woman to lead Friday prayers in India for a mixed congregation comprising of both men and women.

Because of this, she has received death threats and condemnations from members of Muslim organisations. However, she has stood her ground and said, "These are extremists who cannot tolerate any reform. I have had threats on WhatsApp, on YouTube, on Facebook, but I am not scared." She added that "If need be I will ask for police protection but I will continue. How can India as country develop if we don't change all the things that are holding women back?"


  • Muslim woman receives death threats after leading prayers in Kerala [1]
  • Meet Jamida Beevi, the first Muslim woman to lead Friday prayers in India [2]