As one of only five openly gay imams in the world, Imam Daayiee Abdullah is using his visibility to raise awareness and build a culture of acceptance for LGBTQ Muslims. “I think that visibility is always important for those who have not considered or have not thought of the possibilities of a Muslim who is both religious and gay,” Abdullah, the executive director of the MECCA Institute, told HRC. “It is important for […]
Progressive Islam is an inclusive Islamic interpretation that envisions a community for all followed by Progressive Muslims. This type of Islam, for example, supports Women’s Rights, LGBT Rights, and Youth Rights.
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Imam Daayiee Abdullah is believed to be the only openly gay imam in the United States and is one of a handful of gay imams around the world. One of his first acts as imam was to perform funeral rights for a gay Muslim who died of AIDS. pic.twitter.com/47qUPwaewi
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