LGBTQ Muslims in Islam | Junaid Jahangir | TEDxUAlberta
Junaid Jahangir discusses the current state of Muslims in the LGBTQ community, and what we can do for them moving forward. Dr. Junaid Jahangir is an Assistant Professor of Economics at MacEwan University. He has taught a wide variety of courses at the undergraduate level including Contemporary Canadian Economic Issues, Public Finance, Money and Banking, Labour Economics, Resource Economics, Quantitative Methods, apart from Microeconomic and Macroeconomic Theory. He is active in Edmonton interfaith circles through community presentations and has consistently published blogs and articles at Huffington Post, Edmonton Journal and Vue Weekly.
For over a decade, he has worked with Dr. Hussein Abdul Latif, a pediatric endocrinologist in Alabama to develop a renewed perspective of same-sex unions in Islamic law. His publications include a book chapter in the two-volume “Islam and homosexuality.” With Dr. Hussein Abdul Latif, he has co-authored papers that have appeared in the Journal of Homosexuality, Iran Namag, Theology and Sexuality and Oxford Islamic Studies Online. Their book "Islamic law and Muslim same-sex unions" was published in 2016 and was released in paperback in 2018. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at www.ted.com/tedx
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