5 Muslim Allies in the West

5 Muslim Allies in the West

A gay Egyptian friend of mine once said to me that “being queer and Muslim when you think of an ally, you basically think of someone who doesn’t try to kill you in the name of Islam for your sexuality.”...
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5 Queer Couples in Islamic History

5 Queer Couples in Islamic History

The phrase “the love that dare not speak its name,” borrowed from a line in a poem by Lord Alfred Douglas, had been interpreted as a euphemism for homosexuality ever since it was mentioned in Oscar Wilde’s trial in which...
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5 Queer Muslims in History

5 Queer Muslims in History

Ask anyone in mainstream society, and they will gladly tell you: Islam is a homophobic faith. However, a quick walk down in memory lane tells us differently. What if someone told you that Prophet Muhammad had gays living in his...
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5 Imams Who Are Openly Gay

5 Imams Who Are Openly Gay

When I was growing up queer and Muslim in Somalia, struggling to understand how my sexuality harmonized with my faith, I never knew there would be a day in my lifetime when there would be gay imams who were open...
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