When confronted with this growth-oriented worldview, the burden is often placed on sexually diverse Muslims to change ourselves to conform to it.
At this point, God is mine: Notes where I practice being the Muslim ancestor of my dreams.
Tawhid is a fundamental Islamic principle, often translated to as 'monotheism', but as we'll see, there are more layers to it than that. This is a brief adventure into the world of Islamic ethics.
What do we do when encountering social rhetoric, verses, and hadith that seemingly violate the higher Qur'anic ethical principles of love, rahma, beauty, justice, and equity? Dr Ghazala Anwar offers this Qur'anic portal of Rahma to negotiate this apparent challenge to our faith.
The struggle to decriminalise sexual diversity from within an Islamic framework holds hands with the intergenerational struggle to democratise authority and justice for women.
A meditation based on the Quran's opener, Surah Al-Fatihah. If you know the sura, you'll have a grounding tool when thoughts wander.
amina wadud invited me to talk about our explorations of sexual diversity and human dignity— and the ethical question of our time for Muslims everywhere.
Muslims believe that the Qur'an is timeless in its benefit. To understand meaning in the Qur’an in any location or time after revelation, tools and concepts in Qur'anic sciences were created. Diverse Muslims can use these traditional tools towards achieving justice in our lived realities today.
"This is what the earlier Muslim students of the Quran completely missed under the spell of classical speculation."
When Muslims eventually created their own calendar a dozen years later, they looked back and decided this was the year it began.
The discourse of faith and feminism in Southeast Asia is exciting and prolific, but often overlooked.
I have been in the mood for big frameworks, and nothing feels bigger right now than these five questions which I’ve adapted from a hadith and invite you to, if it feels right.
Maybe pride is the courage to not let fools kick us out of our faith.