Ideas

LGBT Muslims, like all Muslims, follow diverse brands of Islam. There are LGBT Muslims who belong to denominations such as Sunni, Shia, Sufi, Ahmadiyya, Ibadi, etc. This website deals with Islam through diverse lenses, even though it may seem lik it is through Sunnism, which is believed to be the branch of Islam that most Muslims follows and is the mainstream Islam most of the world is familiar with.

What does Islam say about homosexuality?

Qur’an and Homosexuality – This portion examines the issue through the Qur’an, the primary holy text in the faith. Is it true that the Qur’an calls for the death of gay people? No. Is it true that the “People of Lut / Lot” were homosexuals? No. Click on the link to learn more about the diverse viewpoints on sexuality and the Qur’an.

Hadiths and Homosexuality – This portion examines the issue through the Hadiths, the secondary holy text in the faith. Is it true that the “Authentic” or “Sahih” Hadith collections call for the death of gay people? No. Is it true that they say the “People of Lut / Lot” were homosexuals? No. Click on the link to learn more about the fact that cultures filtered through the Hadith to make it seem like what was cultural had become spiritual binding.

Uluma and Homosexuality – This portion examines the issue through the Scholars, or the uluma, the third source in the faith. Is it true that all scholars called for the death of gay people? No. Click on the link to learn more about the diversity of Scholars in the diverse Muslim communities all over the world who uniquely approached the subject in their cultures and times, as well as how today there is a growing pressure on conservative Muslims to re-visit their homophobic attitudes and become part of the larger world that is becoming more and more enlightened about sexual diversity in humanity.

LGBT Muslims in History – This portion examines the issue through Islamic history. The diversity of LGBT Muslims in Islamic history and how they contributed to the Muslim community throughout time. From the Prophet’s times to the Golden Age, from colonialism to the modern times, the LGBT community has been part of the history of Islam. Artists from early period, as well as spiritual masters and political leaders, LGBT Muslims have seen and contributed to the changing experiences of the larger Muslim community.

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  1. Hi,
    My name is Alyssa. I came to this website to find more information about the Quran and what it says about homosexuals. My girlfriend is Gay & Muslim. She’s at a very confused state of mine right now and I’m looking for a one on one talk to someone for deeper facts to help her feel better and be at ease with who she is.

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