Queer-Friendly Islamic Hermeneutics is a new article by academic Samar Habib (author of Female Homosexuality in the Middle East: Histories and Representations) for the magazine of The International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World (ISIM).
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Introduction - Throughout the world, Muslims explore ways to be gay and still be part of the Muslim community. Although prohibitive Islamic attitudes towards homosexuality may seem to make this difficult, these are not shared by all Muslims. There is also a counter-culture of Muslim queerness that demonstrates that not all religious scholars were necessarily against homosexuality. This article discusses understandings of Islam that accommodate homosexual relationships.