destroy this new idea that a woman can’t be strong if she cries over a man she’s lost. destroy the idea that you have to be cold and emotionally detached in order to be a strong woman
No, I do not believe Islam forbids same-sex marriage. I do not believe that LGBTQ people are haraam. I have written about this before, so I’ll paraphrase on my previous answers. Islam was never inherently a homophobic religion. Certain interpretations of the Qu’ran and hadith that are very homophobic have become prevalent, just as many misogynistic hadith or Qu’ranic interpretations have become prevalent, despite them being twisted out of context and/or being completely fabricated or unreliable (for hadith). I’ll give you the most popular example. Many Muslims will say that the Qu’ran forbids same-sex relations and cite the story of Sodom and Gomorrah. LGBTQ muslims interpret the story of Sodom and Gomorrah in the Qu’ran differently. They maintain that what was forbidden was not consensual homosexual sex, but rather the man-on-man rape that was happening. They say that Allah was forbidding the act of rape that the men in the towns were committing, not the sex itself. They look at the specific context of the passage and don’t just make a sweeping generalization. So, no, based on this and many other reasons, (which if you’re interested in I’ll provide some sources below), I do not believe that same-sex marriage is haraam, and nor do I believe that LGBTQ muslims should be excluded from practicing Islam.
However, while I support them absolutely, I am not a member of the LGBTQ community and so I feel uncomfortable speaking for them. There are many muslims on tumblr practicing Islam and are members of the LGBTQ community. I suggest you message them respectively if you want more answers about this if they have made it clear on their blog they are comfortable receiving questions such as these regarding their interpretations of the Qu’ran.
I also suggest that you watch the documentary A Jihad for Love, which discusses the struggles of LGBTQ muslims around the world (on Netflix if you have it). I also suggest you read the book Homosexuality in Islam by Scott Siraj al-Haqq Kugle. Other resources are the following tumblr blogs:
I really hope this helps. I’m so sorry about the delay in answering, my job has been burying me lately but it should be slowing down so I’ll be able to post my regular stuff and not just queued re-blogs soon insha’Allah. Thank you for your patience!
"when women wear makeup they’re basically lying to us" well i don’t see why i’m being blamed for a man stupid enough to really think i have red and gold eyelids
"According to the FBI, there have been 129 confirmed white Christian terrorists in the last 20 years. That includes Timothy McVae, the uni-bomber, the Atlanta Olympics bomber and dozens of family planning centers and abortion clinics. Muslims? 19. Which would make white people the most likely demographic to commit a terrorist attack. So watch your mouth before you call me a terrorist or I’ll knock your fucking teeth out.”