In 2011, Abdullah created an LGBTQ+ mosques, known as the Light of Reform Mosque, to provide members of the LGBTQ+ community with marriage ceremonies. I wholeheartedly and proudly accept Skye-Heather as my sister in Islam. "[52]:196, 198, Kecia Ali in her 2016 book Sexual Ethics and Islam says that "there is no one Muslim perspective on anything." Caliph al-Mutasim in the 9th century and some of his successors were accused of homosexuality. 1. act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises. Just because people can’t legally discriminate against transgender people doesn’t mean that they don’t and it certainly doesn’t mean that society understands the complexity of what it means to be transgender. [69], Other ahadith also mention the punishment of banishment, both in connection with Umm Salama’s servant and a man who worked as a musician. More generally, Kugle notes that the Quran refers to four different levels of personality. In 2011, the UN Human Rights Council passed its first resolution recognizing LGBT rights, which was followed up with a report from the UN Human Rights Commission documenting violations of the rights of LGBT people. And Allah is Forgiving and Merciful. "[7:80–84 (Translated by Shakir)], Later exegetical literature built on these verses as writers attempted to give their own views as to what went on; and there was general agreement among exegetes that the "abomination" alluded to by the Quranic passages was attempted sodomy (specifically anal intercourse) between men. Since homosexuality is against the law in some Middle Eastern countries, Imaan is taking a large stance against these laws and is attempting to change the way Middle Eastern countries look at LGBTQ+ individuals. [Ibn Maajah and At-Tabaraani] What is meant in the narration are the people who refrain from committing sins and pretend to be righteous when in the presence of other people, but as soon as they … The Prophet turned out such-and-such man, and 'Umar turned out such-and-such woman. (See Cairo 52.) [111], In mystic writings of the medieval era, such as Sufi texts, it is "unclear whether the beloved being addressed is a teenage boy or God." I think what people don’t understand is that being transgender isn’t a choice – just as being gay isn’t a choice. Our Shaykh (i.e., Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah, may Allah have mercy on him) said: and except sins against other people such as murder and oppression. [33][34], In 2007 there was a gay party in the Moroccan town of al-Qasr al-Kabir. Thereupon, the Prophet said: "Indeed they are your brothers, and they perform acts of worship by night [prayers] in the same way you do, but when they are alone, they transgress the Limits of Allaah. " "[295]:100, 123, 206, Regarding "medieval Muslim culture," Ali says that "male desire to penetrate desirable youth . [35][36][37][38] Homosexual relations between females are legal in Kuwait, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, but homosexual acts between males are illegal. [265][non-primary source needed]. It is internal – it’s something you feel and just know that you were born into the wrong body. Though the grounds for execution in Iran are difficult to track, there is evidence that several people were hanged for homosexual behavior in 2005-2006 and in 2016, in some cases on dubious charges of rape. [109] On the other hand, men adopting the passive role were more subjected to stigma. It supports and works on issues relating to prejudice LGBTQ Muslim women. [73] Some legal schools "prescribed capital punishment for sodomy, but others opted only for a relatively mild discretionary punishment. Regarding the Quran, Ali says that modern scholars disagree about what it says about "same-sex intimacy." [8], Homosexual acts are forbidden in traditional Islamic jurisprudence and are liable to different punishments, including the death penalty, depending on the situation and legal school. He claimed that this may not be "what the LGBTQ community wants to hear", but that, "it reveals that even classical Islamic jurists struggled with this issue and had a more sophisticated attitude than many contemporary Muslims". [16][17][18][19], In recent times, extreme prejudice against homosexuals persists, both socially and legally, in much of the Islamic world, exacerbated by increasingly conservative attitudes and the rise of Islamist movements. to go beyond the limits imposed by (a law, command, etc. Some modern day Muslim scholars, such as Scott Siraj al-Haqq Kugle, argue for a different interpretation of the Lot narrative focusing not on the sexual act but on the infidelity of the tribe and their rejection of Lot's Prophethood. There are numbers of Muslim LGBT activists from different parts of the world. Thus, the transgression that He does not forgive is infidelity unto Allah, the Almighty, and Glorious. Islam places great importance on the relationship we have with our parents, and the respect we are obliged to afford them. [8][12] While playing an active role in homosexual relations carried no social stigma beyond that of licentious behavior, seeking to play a passive role was considered both unnatural and shameful for a mature man. At the opposite pole, "some Muslims . [8] Where flogging is prescribed, there is a tendency for indulgence and some recommend that the prescribed penalty should not be applied in full, with Ibn Hazm reducing the number of strokes to 10. [177] Today, transgender people in Pakistan have the right to vote and to search for a job free from discrimination. Al-Nuwayri (1272–1332) in his Nihaya reports that Muhammad is "alleged to have said what he feared most for his community were the practices of the people of Lot (he seems to have expressed the same idea in regard to wine and female seduction). The Safra Project's "ethos is one of inclusiveness and diversity.". Another scholar argues that "the Qur'an does not address homosexuality or homosexuals explicitly." [179], Although it prohibits homosexuality, Iran is the only Muslim country in the Persian Gulf region that allows transgender people to express themselves by recognizing their self-identified gender and subsidizing reassignment surgery. “It is Allah Who has sent down the Book in Truth, and the Balance.” Holy Qur’an (42:17) “And the Firmament has He raised high, and He has set up the Balance, In order that you may not transgress (due) balance. [144], In Malaysia, homosexual acts are illegal and punishable with jail, fine, deportation, whipping or castration. During March 2019, British Muslim parents began protesting Parkfield Community School, a town where more than a third of the children are Muslim, due to the school's implementation of a “No Outsiders” sex-education program.