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استمع (Istame'a) | Listen: Queer Muslim Stories

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Welcome to our podcast, Istame'a | Listen, a safe space for sharing queer Muslim stories.

استمع (pronounced Istame'a) is the Arabic word for "Listen"

 

In our four-part series hosted by Rabia Mirza, we’ll be sharing raw, honest and personal stories from queer Muslims. We’ll explore what it’s like to come out, how we navigate the stigma of shame and examine the blurred lines between religion, sexuality and culture.

This series is brought to you by Hidayah, one of UK’s fastest growing organisations supporting LGBTQI+ Muslims. Our mission is to ensure the voices of queer Muslims are heard and understood. To share your stories, get in touch here.

Episode 1: Muslim Stories

We hear first-hand personal stories from Sunny, Amber and Ibrahim about their journeys navigating religion and sexuality.

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Episode 1: Muslim StoriesHidayah LGBT
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Episode 2: Stigma of Shame

We explore where the stigma of shame comes from for queer Muslims. Shelina, Sara and Mohammad go in depth about how they overcome this in their own lives. 

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Episode 3: Religion vs Culture

We discuss the blurry lines between religion and culture in Islam and how this impacts the queer Muslim community. Hear honest stories from our guests Mubeen, Khalil and Sunny.

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Episode 4: The Concept of Coming Out

We share what it’s like coming out as queer and Muslim and the obstacles that come with it. Maria, Almass and Sameer talk about their experiences and give their advice.

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Episode 4: The Concept of Coming OutHidayah LGBT
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