n Journal for Islamic Studies - Islam and Homosexuality, Samar Habib (Ed.) : book review




The last two decades have witnessed a burgeoning of literature, particularly academic works, on Islam and homosexuality. In addition to the numerous journal articles on the topic and the writings of activists and self-identified LGBTIQ Muslims, monographs have contributed to the discussion on same-sex sexuality among Muslims both historically and in diverse contemporary contexts. Titles such as , and first appeared in the 1990's. These books attempted to provide a view into how same-sex relations functioned within Muslim societies historically, anthropologically and in literary texts, with the latter two providing a more scholarly lens through which to approach this topic.


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