Sexual variety in Islam
WILL THERE BE PLACE IN ISLAM FOR LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER MUSLIMS?
By Dr. Scott Siraj al-Haqq Kugle | Adapted for MPV by Tynan Power 2010 Muslims for Progressive ValueGenerously funded by Human Rights Campaign
This will be adapted through the chapter вЂњSexuality, Diversity, and Ethics within the Agenda of Progressive MuslimsвЂќ by Dr. Scott Siraj Kugle that is al-Haqq in Muslims (ed. Omid Safi). Dr. Kugle reveals that Islam supports numerous sorts of diversityвЂ”and that intimate and gender diversity in particular were recognized within the QurвЂ™an and also by the Prophet Muhammad(PBUH). He suggests that typical punishments for homosexuality in Islamic nations don’t have any foundation into the QurвЂ™an or sunnah (the record associated with life that is exemplary of Prophet Muhammad). Dr. KugleвЂ™s work demonstrates that lesbian, homosexual, bisexual and transgender Muslims do certainly deserve a location in Islam.
The pronunciation key is intended to provide English-speaking readers a approximation that is close of word in Arabic. It could maybe not supply a perfect equivalent, nevertheless, because some Arabic sounds usually do not occur in English. We now have selected to make use of the widely-used era that is commonalso called Christian or Gregorian) calendar, as opposed to the Islamic Hijri (AH) calendar. Typical Era dates end up in CE.
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CHAPTER 1 – UNDERSTANDING SEXUAL DIVERSITY IN ISLAM
VARIOUS RELIGIONS SEEM TO VIEW SEX AS SHAMEFUL OR UNCLEAN. USUALLY TRUE OF ISLAM?
No. In very early Islamic history, sex had been regarded as an optimistic element of peoples life. […]