Muslim Women United (MWU) of Richmond was established in 1989 by a group of muslim women in Richmond, Virginia who recognized the need to uplift and enlighten muslim women in the practical application of Islam through education, networking, programming and philanthrop.

MWU has been active for 27 years and has addressed through workshops; conferences; classes and special event issues; problems; and solutions for Muslim women. MWU has sponsored yearly conferences that address such topics as preparation for marriage, hajj workshops, janazah seminars, Islamic education, menopause, muslim women in crisis overseas, drug/alcohol abuse, sisterhood, spirituality, prayer, hijab legal battles, polygyny, depression, domestic violence, the impact of the Patriot Act, hair and weight care, youth issues and Qu'ran.
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