Sexuality, Gender and Islam


This area of the website discusses the culture, theology and traditions relationg to Islam, gender, sexuality and how these labels can affect each other in people's lives.

The research conducted on Islam, gender & sexuality was conducted by two Shariah lawyers for the Safra Project. Discussions, interviews, opinions and additional information was gathered from a number of Islamic texts and theologians. A list of texts used for this research can be found in the link Bibliography.
It particularly looks at a number of questions including the most common one we get asked about at Safra Project, are loving same-sex relationships allowed in Islam!

The section on Trans & Intersex evidences the long history of non-conforming gender identities that exist in Islamic cultures. It also provides resources and references on these subjects.