Safra comes from the Arabic word of Safr, meaning to journey and travel. We chose this name as life is a journey and our voluntary organisation aims to support women on this journey through our work. Women in Muslim communities are marginalised on many levels, whether they are in Muslim majority or minority countries.
Four weeks before the release of her debut novel, author Sabina Khan tweeted she hadn't been sure anyone would read her story when she first began writing. But Rukhsana also has a secret, which is that she has been covertly been dating her classmate Ariana for months. Khan said she was largely inspired by the experiences of one of her daughters, who came out as queer when she was 17, and the reaction from their community.
Religion is a holy text plus interpretations plus local culture plus local condition " As'as Abu Khalil cited in Habib The anthropologists' discovery that different societies perceive homosexual behaviours differently, brought some of them to state that homosexuality is a "cultural construct" influenced by local conceptions of gender, instead of a "sexual identity" as stated by essentialists. In this paper I will try to reconcile constructivist and essentialist approaches in order to explore the hidden phenomenon of female homosexuality in Islamic countries, which has been largely denied within literature about Muslim women.
My identity as a Muslim lesbian is one that I will continue to keep close to my chest. For some people, that mere label is a misnomer — or, worse, an oxymoron. Simultaneously, I identify as a gay woman, which means my sexual and romantic attraction is confined to other women.
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Attitudes toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT people, and their experiences in the Muslim worldhave been influenced by its religious, legal, social, political, and cultural history. The Quran narrates the story of the "people of Lot " destroyed by the wrath of God because they engaged in lustful carnal acts between men. However, homosexual relationships were generally tolerated in pre-modern Islamic societies  and historical record suggests that these laws were invoked infrequently, mainly in cases of rape or other "exceptionally blatant infringement on public morals ".
That's exactly what the wedding of an interfaith and international lesbian couple brought forth to the table earlier this year. Both women live in the state and it's actually where the two met. In the photos, both women can be seen donning traditional attire, embracing their roots and sexuality in full force.
This will not post anything on Facebook or anywhere else. Please don't blame us if you end up crying happy tears of joy, okay? They are living proof that love certainly comes with its own set of challenges but when two like-minded people come together, overcoming obstacles definitely becomes easier. They show that having faith in yourself and in your partner is essential because sometimes life gives you lemons but we shouldn't give up on fighting for what's right.