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Är homosexualitet legitimt inom islam?: En argumentationsanalys av nytolkningar och traditionella rättstolkningar inom islam
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Is homosexualitylegitimate in Islam? : Is homosexualitylegitimate in Islam? An argument analysis of new interpretations andtraditional legal interpretations in Islam. (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to examine new interpretations of homosexuality in Islam based on Scott Kugle’s book “Homosexuality in Islam” and the documentary “A Jihad for love” by Parvez Sharma. Through a theological perspective, a critical analysis is performed in order to find new interpretations and compare them with each other and with the Islamic legal tradition. Argumentative analysis is also used for both the book and the documentary for this essay.     Both Kugle and Sharma use new interpretations and arguments about love to find space for homosexuality in Islam. They use a Muslim language to have relevance with their discussions to Muslim readers and viewers. It is obvious that Sharma is aware of the scenes and arguments he chose to show in the documentary. Kugle focuses on unclear verses in the Qur’an, which contribute to that he could find possibilities to interpret homosexuals in the verses to fulfill his purpose and open up a topic for discussion. Their discussion show what Muslim homosexuals have to struggle with and with their new interpretations they both discover ways to find reconciliation between Islam and people’s sexual orientation by questioning the normative society.  

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 31 p.
Keyword [sv]
Homosexualitet, islam, religion, queer, muslim, nytolkningar, Koranen
National Category
Religious Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-37830OAI: diva2:757873
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Religious Studies
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Lärarprogrammet, inriktning mot verksamhet i grundskolans senare år och gymnasiet
Available from: 2014-10-29 Created: 2014-10-23 Last updated: 2014-10-29Bibliographically approved

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