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The Islamic Perspective on LGBTQ Rights and Religious Freedom

Ikkz Ikbal ✉ The LGBTQ term encompasses a wide range of identities such as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer. In Western societies, LGBTQ is advocated as an inclusive movement. However, Islam maintains a distinct perspective on these communities. The discussion on LGBTQ rights and religious freedom is gaining significance in today's world. Representative picture The genders listed are constructs of society and pertain to psychological aspects rather than being inherently natural. Psychological origins do not always equate to natural occurrences. While we value diversity and peaceful coexistence, our acceptance aligns with Islamic Law. As Muslims, we may not endorse or agree with all societal norms that conflict with our religious convictions. As Muslims, we maintain that God and His Messenger ﷺ alone are the legislators of what is right and wrong, permitted and prohibited. Allah SWT mentions in the Qur’an : “It is not for a believer, man or woman when Allah and