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Official guidelines that women should have more influence in running mosques have been criticised by a Lancashire mosque leader.

The Mosque and Imams Advisory Board, MINAB, wants to reform and regulate Islamic places of worship and has also asked for sermons to be held in English.

Salim Mulla, the chair of the Lancashire Council of Mosques, said the advice was 'unhelpful, impractical and an interference'.


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