Monday, July 11, 2016

Queer Muslim Artist Talks Representation And Ramadan

By Erin Rook
Samira, pictured, is a queer Iranian Muslim based in Toronto. Samra Habib
When Samra Habib was growing up in Pakistan and later in Toronto, faith was a core part of her identity, but she struggled to integrate it into her sexual identity, until she found Unity Mosque. The photographer, who documents LGBTQ Muslim was recently featured in HuffPost Religion’s series highlighting Muslim artists during the holy month of Ramadan, which ends this year on July 5. Habib said she was encouraged to do the photo series, “Just Me and Allah,” by one of the mosque’s founders. The photos reveal the diversity of LGBTQ Muslims and their spiritual journeys.[link]