Advising Those with Same-Sex Desires [Excerpt]

Many within our community incorrectly think that “homosexuals need to be converted to heterosexuality.” This is a mistake because, again, we do not have...

Sh. Yasir Qadhi Comments on My Essay

Sh Yasir Qadhi posted the following regarding my recent article on homosexuality. Sh. Yasir is one of the few scholars in our community who...

Does Islamic Thought Have a Concept for “Being Gay”?

Does Islamic thought have a concept for "being gay"? "In the Islamic tradition, there is no analogous term for the concept of “homosexual,” i.e., the...

Are Muslims the Closed-Minded Ones?

As an undergrad at Harvard, I took an intro survey course on the Bible. It was supposed to be an easy-A course -- as...

“Gay Nikah” and Other Absurdities

A "gay nikah" or "openly gay imam" makes as much sense as "Catholic imam" or "atheist mosque." Could there ever be such a thing...

Should Muslims Support Gay Marriage?

A lot of people have asked me what I think of Prof Jonathan Brown's recent article on Islam and Homosexuality. I look up to...

Shaking Hands in Switzerland

Switzerland is fining Muslim male students if they refuse to shake the hands of their female teachers. Is this not a kind of sexual assault...

The Queer-Affirming Mosque

Why don't we see drunkards going around looking for "booze-affirming" mosques? Why aren't there Muslim bankers scouring the earth for "riba-affirming" mosques? Do you...

Inevitability: When Supporting LGBT Backfires

A lot of the imams and scholars that signed the Muslim Joint Statement on Orlando are now being contacted by a "progressive" Muslim group...

An Open Letter to the LGBT Community in Light of Orlando

Let me explain why I as a Muslim don't "stand" with the LGBT community.  Just so we are clear, gunning down people whether they...

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