A newly married couple are hoping “to show the whole world that you can be gay and Muslim” after their wedding in the West Midlands.
Jahed Choudhury and Sean Rogan married in Walsall, in what could be the UK’s first same-sex marriage involving a Muslim partner.
Footage showed the couple dressed in traditional Bangladeshi attire to say their vows while surrounded by loved ones at the town’s registry office.
Mr Choudhury, 24, told the Express and Starhe felt like the “black sheep” of his Bangladeshi Muslim family, being bullied at school, attacked by other Muslims and banned from his local mosque.
He said he attempted to change his sexual orientation and went on religious pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia and Bangladesh but became suicidal and attempted to kill himself before meeting Mr Rogan.
They started living together in 2015 and Mr Choudhury proposed on his partner’s birthday last year.
Mr Choudhury said: “This is about showing people I don’t care, my family doesn’t want to come on the day, they just don’t want to see it, it’s too embarrassing for them.
“They think it’s a disease and can be cured, some of my family still call it a phase.
“I want to say to all people going through the same thing that’s it’s okay – we’re going to show the whole world that you can be gay and Muslim.” The Independent
See, that there is the problem with homosexuals. No one has a problem with you as a gay person but people start having problems when you attach your beliefs. Islam as is does not support same sex marriage, so you just cannot be a Muslim and gay.
Same thing with the Bible. Before God, same-sex unions are an abomination. Christianity is founded upon the Bible -at least TRUE Christianity. So one cannot claim to be gay and christian. Pick one.
Here are some comments from Muslims on The Independent’s post
Ayaz Ahmed You can’t be a Muslim and can be a Gay
You can’t be a Christian and can be a Gay
Or you can’t be a Jew and can be a Gay
Arboni Milja No you can’t be a Muslim and Gay
A muslim by definition means one who surrenders and submits to the laws of God and to live according to his laws but God does not say be gay.
Mudassir Alam They are disgrace and shame to muslim world. Plus they remain no more Muslims so plz dn call them Muslims bloody idiots. To hell with their gay marriage???
Maha Hassanein The attire they are wearing is not Muslim tradition it’s Indian tradition.
Secondly Being a Gay is not acceptable in All the 3 Religion whether it’s Islam; Christianity/ Jew
Tasneem Taz U can’t b gay and have a religion at the same time
Be it Christian, Muslim,sikh,Hindu any
No religion has gay rights
Marriages are religious ceremonies between man and woman
I’m not speaking against any1
If ur gay that’s ur personal life but u can’t label urself being Muslim
What do you think?