In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, Most Compassionate
At Muslim LGBTQ retreat, attendees try to reconcile their faith and sexuality - Washington Post - May 31, 2013
"Some wore T-shirts that read, “Muslim + Gay = Fabulous.” They prayed. They attended workshops about pioneering progressive Muslims. Ever heard of Isabelle Eberhardt, a.k.a. Mahmoud Saadi, a convert to Islam who challenged gender norms at the turn of the 20th century?"
"Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn't matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again, come, come."
- Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi
"O men [women]! Behold, We have created you all out of a male and a female, and have made you into nations and tribes, so that you might come to know one another. Verily, the noblest of you in the sight of God is the one who is most deeply conscious of Him. Behold, God is all-knowing, all-aware."
- Holy Quran (49:13) - Translated by Muhammad Asad
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