Category Archives: Islam

It’s Pride Month, It’s Ramadan, and It is Still Hard to be an LGBT Muslim

Pride, Ramadan, and the American Muslim Came across this article on Buzzfeed which adds some insights into the Islamic perspective on Pride and LGBT experiences. Just before sunset one Friday this month, a few dozen guests walked downstairs and into a … Continue reading

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Stances of Faith on LGBTQ Issues in Islam

— From the Human Rights Council webpage. http://www.hrc.org/resources/stances-of-faiths-on-lgbt-issues-islam Background With over a billion followers, Islam is the second largest religion in the world, and noted for its diversity of culture and ethnicity. Founded by the prophet Muhammad (peace be upon … Continue reading

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What is a Church? What Makes Religion “Real”?

Whether you believe in God or not. Whether you are a skeptic or atheist or person simply questioning what makes religion real, consider this: Whether the stories read in the Bible or Torah or Quran are factual or not, the … Continue reading

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Insights from an LGBT Muslim

I came across a wonderful article about a young Muslim woman who recently identified herself as LGBT. Her story is very inspirational and hopefully, you’ll feel the same way about your own faith experiences and identity. Meet Kendyl Noor Aurora, … Continue reading

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Thoughts for the Day — July 4th, 2016

I caught on the news and on social media news of a series of suicide bombings conducted by ISIS against sites in Jeddah and Medina, Saudi Arabia. These occurred not so long after bombings in Baghdad, Iraq, and Istanbul, Turkey. … Continue reading

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Gay Imam Helps Muslims Find Balance

Being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender is hard enough on any level, especially when dealing with environments that are already hostile towards you. But how much harder is it to be a member of the LGBT community and a member of … Continue reading

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Kindness and Compassion is a Human Trait, not a Religious Contest

Muslims Donate 30,000 Bottles of Water for Neighbors in Need Often I have heard very upsetting remarks from the Christian community essentially claiming that Islam is a religion of hatred and discrimination against Christians and non-Muslims.  There are some that … Continue reading

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