Homosexuality in Islam

Author: Scott Siraj al-Haqq Kugle
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 178074028X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Homosexuality is anathema to Islam – or so the majority of both believers and non-believers suppose. Throughout the Muslim world, it is met with hostility, where state punishments range from hefty fines to the death penalty. Likewise, numerous scholars and commentators maintain that the Qur’an and Hadith rule unambiguously against same-sex relations. This pioneering study argues that there is far more nuance to the matter than most believe. In its narrative of Lot, the Qur’an could be interpreted as condemning lust rather homosexuality. While some Hadith are fiercely critical of homosexuality, some are far more equivocal. One even appears to actively endorse love between men. This is the first book length treatment to offer a detailed analysis of how Islamic scripture, jurisprudence, and Hadith, can not only accommodate a sexually sensitive Islam, but actively endorse it. Scott Kugle is the first Muslim to publish widely on the issue of homosexuality and Islam. An independent research scholar in Islamic studies, he has previously held positions at Duke University, the University of Cape Town, and Swarthmore College.

Islam und Homosexualit t

Author: Muhammad Sameer Murtaza
Publisher: Tredition Gmbh
ISBN: 9783743906778
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Die uberwaltigende Mehrheit der Muslime ist uberzeugt, dass eine homosexuelle Lebensweise nicht mit dem Islam vereinbar ist. Der Islamwissenschaftler Muhammad Sameer Murtaza untersucht die islamischen Quellen und kommt zu einer differenzierteren Antwort.

Living Out Islam

Author: Scott Alan Kugle
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814744486
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2015 Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award presented by the Stonewall Books Awards of the American Library Association Muhsin is one of the organizers of Al-Fitra Foundation, a South African support group for lesbian, transgender, and gay Muslims. Islam and homosexuality are seen by many as deeply incompatible. This, according to Muhsin, is why he had to act. “I realized that I’m not alone—these people are going through the very same things that I’m going through. But I’ve managed, because of my in-depth relationship with God, to reconcile the two. I was completely comfortable saying to the world that I’m gay and I’m Muslim. I wanted to help other people to get there. So that’s how I became an activist.” Living Out Islam documents the rarely-heard voices of Muslims who live in secular democratic countries and who are gay, lesbian, and transgender. It weaves original interviews with Muslim activists into a compelling composite picture which showcases the importance of the solidarity of support groups in the effort to change social relationships and achieve justice. This nascent movement is not about being “out” as opposed to being “in the closet.” Rather, as the voices of these activists demonstrate, it is about finding ways to live out Islam with dignity and integrity, reconciling their sexuality and gender with their faith and reclaiming Islam as their own.


Author: Saleem Haddad
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3959850840
Format: PDF, ePub
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Vierundzwanzig Stunden, die alles im Leben des jungen Rasa verändern: In einem namenlosen Land im Nahen Osten erschüttern gewaltsame Proteste die politische Ordnung. Der Arabische Frühling steht am Scheideweg zwischen Militärdiktatur und islamischem Regime. Und auch Rasas Welt gerät völlig aus den Fugen. Auf der Suche nach seinem besten Freund, der in den Gefängnissen der Machthaber gefoltert wird, streift er durch die Slums seiner Stadt. Nach Hause zu gehen wagt er nicht, denn seine Großmutter hat sein unaussprechliches Geheimnis entdeckt. Während die wichtigsten Beziehungen in seinem Leben zu zerbrechen drohen, muss Rasa seinen Platz in einer Gesellschaft finden, die ihn vielleicht niemals akzeptieren wird. Schonungslos und ergreifend erzählt Saleem Haddad in seinem Debütroman von einer unmöglichen Liebe in Zeiten radikaler Umbrüche.

M nnliche Homosexualit t

Author: Richard C. Friedman
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642956998
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Anhand zahlreicher Fallberichte und unter Einbezug unterschiedlichster Lehrmeinungen läßt Friedman ein Bild von männlicher Homosexualität entstehen, das anschaulich und differenziert Entwicklung und Lebensstile beschreibt - und damit Vorurteilen sowohl der Alltagsmeinung wie auch einigen offiziellen Lehrmeinungen entgegenwirkt. Friedman plädiert für einen interdisziplinären Ansatz: Zwar hält er die psychoanalytische Argumentation stringent aufrecht. Er läßt dabei jedoch keinen Zweifel daran aufkommen, daß sozial- und sexualwissenschaftliche, familiendynamische wie auch neuropsychologische und endokrinologische Kenntnisse für ein umfassendes Verständnis männlicher Homosexualität ganz wesentlich sind und keinesfalls außer acht gelassen werden dürfen. Es ist Friedman gelungen, eine kritische Abhandlung - anschaulich und verständlich geschrieben - zur männlichen Homosexualtät vorzulegen, die mit Gewinn zu lesen ist.

The Making of a Gay Muslim

Author: Shanon Shah
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319631306
Format: PDF
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This book highlights the lived experiences of gay Muslims in Malaysia, where Islam is the majority and official religion, and in Britain, where Muslims form a religious minority. By exploring how they negotiate their religious and sexual identities, Shah challenges the notion that Islam is inherently homophobic and that there is an unbridgeable divide between ‘Islam’ and the ‘West’. Shah also gained access to gay Muslim networks and individuals for his in-depth research in both countries, and the book investigates the different ways that they respond to everyday anti-homosexual or anti-Muslim sentiments. Amid the many challenges they confront, the gay Muslims whom Shah encountered find innovative and meaningful ways to integrate Islam and gay identity into their lives. The Making of a Gay Muslim will appeal to students and scholars with an interest in contemporary Islam, religion, gender and sexuality.

Safe Zones

Author: Kerry John Poynter
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475825277
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The first comprehensive resource for developing Safe Zone programs to support LGBTQIA+ youth and young adults. These programs publicly identify supportive allies by hanging the “Safe Zone” sign and are trained to become better allies by attending ongoing workshop sessions. Provides real world tested training curricula intentionally designed in active learning pedagogy. Curricula cover an expansive view of LGBTQIA+ topics including basic fundamentals such as terms and the coming out process plus advanced subjects about transgender, sexuality over the lifespan, bisexuality, safe dating, online safety, and the intersections of faith/religion and multiple identities. Educators and administrators will find this a one stop resource to implement, coordinate, train members, and assess safe zone type programs.

From Sin to Amazing Grace

Author: Patrick S. Cheng
Publisher: CPG
ISBN: 1596272392
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A theologian discusses bridging the gap between the LGBTQ community and the fundamental oppression of traditional Christian doctrines. Throughout the history of Christianity, the LGBTQ community has been condemned as unrepentant sinners who are in dire need of God’s saving grace. As a result of this condemnation, they have been subjected to great spiritual, emotional and physical abuse and violence. This issue has taken on a particular urgency in light of the horrific string of suicides of young people who were subjected to harassment and bullying by their classmates because of their gender identities or sexual preferences. In From Sin to Amazing Grace, Cheng argues that people need to be liberated from the traditional thinking about sin as a violation of divine and natural laws in which grace is understood as the strength to refrain from violating such laws. He proposes a Christological model based upon the theologies of Irenaeus, Bonaventure, and Barth, in which sin and grace are defined in terms of what God has done for us in Jesus Christ. This book will serve as a useful resource for all people who struggle to make sense of traditional Christian doctrines in the context of the twenty-first century.