Islam and the Philosophy of LGBT

Recent years have seen a surge in creative new ideas about gender, sexuality and related issues. For Muslims living in the West, these are new realities we can no longer ignore and conversations that we need to start engaging with. From September of this year, the government will start enforcing a new RSE curriculum in primary schools where Muslims children will invariably have these innovative new thoughts taught to them as normative positions.

The furore from the Muslim community was understandable but the ignorance was palatable. Muslims would engage in protests but would be unable to present a strong academic rebuttal to any philosophical argument their interlocutors would bring. A philosophy that has its own philosophical tradition, thinkers and political movements. In regards to engaging with this philosophy, many Muslims attempts to engage with it without really knowing their own tradition and how it builds its case in opposition to LGBT thought.

Join us as we deconstruct the philosophical underpinnings of the LGBT movement and attempt to present a strong academic Muslim understanding of many of the disputed issues and our moral position in relation to them.

Brief Speaker bio

Dr Safaruk Chowdhury has studied philosophy as well as the traditional Islamic sciences. His PhD on Sufism was published recently and has a number of forthcoming monographs within Islamic philosophy and theology. He is a teacher and educator and currently lives in London.

EVENT DETAILS

Event Date 22-Feb-2020 17:00
Event End Date 22-Feb-2020 19:00
Registration Start Date 26-Jan-2020
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 157
Individual Price Free
Location Castlefield - High Wycombe
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