A God of Grace & Mercy: Islam & 2sLGBTQ+ advocacy

I’m not a scholar of Islam: I have not memorized all of the verses of The Qu’ran; I don’t understand Classical/Qu’ranic Arabic; I have only passive knowledge of the accounts of Prophet Mohammad’s life [hadith]; and I certainly couldn’t give you a breakdown of Islamic jurisprudence [fiqh] on various matters.

Yet, many folks, well intentioned and not, have asked me to justify my support advocacy for Two-spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and other folks on the gender & sexuality spectrum (2sLGBTQ+) in light of my Muslim identity. Continue reading A God of Grace & Mercy: Islam & 2sLGBTQ+ advocacy

Ramadhan 2019

Last year, I struggled with Ramadhan, and winded up fasting only about half the days. I had to take things easy on myself as my mental health took a dive. I could not rely on my favourite exercise of faith to give me strength, and I saw Ramadhan 2019 approaching with almost a sense of dread. So, as Ramadhan approached, I didn’t have it in me to plan – my plans have been upended so many times before! Continue reading Ramadhan 2019