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

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Oneworld Publications, Jan 1, 2010 - Religion - 448 pages
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Homosexuality is anathema to Islam - or so the majority of both believers and non-believers suppose. Throughout the Muslim world, it is met with hostility, where state punishments range from hefty fines to the death penalty. Likewise, numerous scholars and commentators maintain that the Qur'an and Hadith rule unambiguously against same-sex relations. This pioneering study argues that there is far more nuance to the matter than most believe. In its narrative of Lot, the Qur'an could be interpreted as condemning lust rather homosexuality. While some Hadith are fiercely critical of homosexuality, some are far more equivocal. This is the first book length treatment to offer a detailed analysis of how Islamic scripture, jurisprudence, and Hadith, can not only accommodate a sexually sensitive Islam, but actively endorse it.

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

User Review  - Ülkü Doğan - Goodreads

this is an incredibly comprehensive and very critical work. although I'm in the middle pages of the book, I wanted to leave a note here: the author basically argues that the exclusionary rhetoric ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Scott Kugle is the first Muslim to publish widely on the issue of homosexuality and Islam. An independent research scholar in Islamic studies, he has previously held positions at Duke University, the University of Cape Town, and Swarthmore College.

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