can you argue for homosexuality as a muslim?
Reply #12 - December 04, 2015, 02:18 PM
I thinks it’s difficult to talk about homosexuality in Islam, being religious (any religion) and homosexual is a tough place to be. As god has made you the way you are but then rejects you for being that way and your religious community cannot understand that.
Muslims have a hard time accepting homosexuality or even understanding what it is. They just don’t want to talk about, as if they may catch it or something. It’s just seen as perverse, hence associating it to pedophilia or the like.
As you did, I test the waters. I sometimes meet muslims who drink, smoke, do drugs, sleep around etc they say I know what I’m doing is wrong, but I’m still a strong believer in Islam and I’m a good muslim, other muslims know and they are ok with it too.
So, when they say this, I bring up the topic of homosexuality, which to them is a complete no no, just like that dismissed, there doesn’t seem to be any room for it and it will not be accepted. I find this happens to me a lot and the response is always the same, all the time.
I’ve never in my life come across a muslim who is ok with homosexuality, it’s funny, they always seem so uncomfortable talking about it. I think it’s great that you were able to discuss this at the talk. It’s interesting that the sheikh you spoke to was willing to comment or discuss, although the answer will always be the same, all the time.