Homosexuality in Islam Critical Reflection on Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Muslims

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  • Copyright: 2/1/2010
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications

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Many Islamic authorities claim that homosexuality is categorically forbidden, but the reality is much less clear-cut. There are no verses in the Qur'an that unambiguously condemn homosexuals, and there are even some that suggest they can be tolerated in Muslim communities. In addition, reports from Hadith that denounce homosexual and transgender persons are of dubious authenticity.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vi
Acknowledgementsp. viii
Illustrationsp. x
Introductionp. 1
Islam on Trial: A Case Studyp. 15
Liberating Qur'an: Islamic Scripturep. 33
Critiquing Hadith: Islamic Oral Traditionp. 73
Assessing Fiqh: Islamic Legal Reasoningp. 128
Reforming Shari'a: Islamic Ethics of Same-Sex Marriagep. 187
Reviving Spirit: Islamic Approaches to Transgender Experiencep. 235
Conclusion: Embracing Islamic Humanismp. 269
Notesp. 275
Bibliographyp. 308
Glossaryp. 316
Indexp. 322
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