Gay Muslim plans to open world’s first mosque for gays, where same-sex marriages will be conducted

by Rachel Ogbu

Mohammed Ludovic Lütfi Zahed (right), an Algerian Muslim living in France who is married to his gay partner Qiyam al-Din (left), hopes to open a mosque for homosexuals

Mohammed Ludovic Lütfi Zahed, an Algerian Muslim living in Paris is planning to open a ‘mosque for gays’ in France and hopes to eventually conduct same-sex Muslim marriages.
 
According to reports, Zahed, a homosexual man is married to his gay partner and hopes to open the doors by the end of the month. He also plans to break another Islamic taboo by refusing to segregate women and men.
 
Zahed says the mosque, in a Buddhist chapel in Paris, will be very different from the conventional mosque. “In normal mosques, women have to sit in the back seats and wear a headscarf and gay men are afraid of both verbal and physical aggression. After performing the Hajj, I realized that a mosque for gays was a must for gay Muslims who want to perform their prayers.”

Zahed is married to Qiyam al-Din, a South African man. Zahed diagnosed with AIDS at 19, became very spiritual but reveals he regularly receives hate mail from Muslims globally, but added he is ‘comfortable’ in his own skin The pair married  in South Africa where same-sex marriage is legal, and their marriage was approved by an imam in France, but was not recognised by the previous government as the French are bitterly divided on gay marriages.

Reports that the French President Francois Hollande plans to enact his ‘marriage for everyone plan’ within a year of coming to power in May is circulation but vocal opposition from religious leaders, some politicians and parts of rural France has sparked protests with an estimated 70,000 marchers.
 
Riot police used tear gas to break up violence between those who support and oppose the change in law.
 
As well as opposition from those against gay marriage, the couple will likely face persecution from the French Muslim community. Homosexuality is a religious, political and cultural flashpoint among much of the Arab and Islamic world.
 
Zahed told Al Arabiya News: ‘Being married in front of my family, was like a new start of life for me.
 
‘I could have never imagined such a day would come, seeing the joy in my parents’ eyes after they had battled with my sexuality and tried with all their might to change the course of my sexual orientation.’

He added that if his marriage is not recognised in France he will return to South Africa.

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Comments (24)

  1. May God (Allah) bless them for the courage they have. They are the real men who can stand and be themselves for what God made them. God made them GAY and God makes no mistakes.

  2. Amen. Homosexuality is anti-Islam. There is no way these two misguided fellows can be practicising Islam.

  3. Insha Allah, the gays shall suffer d wrath of God here On earth and in d hereafter• Ma salam•

  4. Sorry but none of the two are Muslims, they just call themselves Muslims.

  5. This guy will never see and fill the air of jannah…

  6. They are not Muslims, homosexual is prohibited in islam. Muslims can't produce such a words. May almighty Allah destroyed ur efforts. Ameen

  7. Mun gano ku karya kuke, ba musulmai ba ne, kwatata wannan ba tayi kama da maganar musulmi ba.

  8. May Allah (SWA) destroy their plans, protect Islam and Muslims

  9. Allah has made homosexuality forbidden in Islam. I advice you people to fear Allah

    and donot fall to the antics of Shaytan. The life of this world is brief whilst the Hereafter is

    better and everlasting. Fear Allah for Allahs curse is on the homosexuals and your recompense

    will be like that of the people of Lut.

  10. U dat call ur name muhd! Dis is not islam, but I advice u to stop dis ur plan on buildn a Mosques! Pls put fearing of Allah in ur mind so dat no any natural disester wil not com over u.

  11. May Allah's curse be upon you and ur partner. This is plain disgusting

  12. muhammad and qiyam……..if truly u are a muslim,u should knw if not evtin about the quran but atleast little about islam…..if shaytan could disobey Allah n faced his wrath then what could be left for you other than the wrath of Allah because u re about doing tht thing that the quran and the bible has forbiden……may Allah guide u……Allah is severe in punishment nd his promise is true……beware of shaytan an open enemy ….

  13. This dude is probably tired of living because he and his gay church will be bombed so fast my muslim fanatics , he wont know what hit him! Well God speed to him.

  14. May the wrath of SWA destroy them and the evil they are sowing. Ameen

  15. Homosexual is a sin against God and humanity. Allthose who want homosexual to be passed into law will certainly face the wrath of God. Be warned.

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