The Ottoman Empire, the chair of energy when you look at the Muslim world, didnвЂ™t see lesbian or gay sex as taboo for hundreds of years. They formally ruled gay sex wasnвЂ™t a crime in 1858.
But as Christians came over through the western to colonize, they infected Islam with homophobia.
The reality is many Muslims alive today think the prophet Muhammad supported and safeguarded intimate and gender minorities.
But return to the start, and youвЂ™ll see there is certainly more homosexuality in Islam than you might before have ever thought.
1 Ancient Muslim borrowed tradition through the boy-loving Ancient Greeks
The Islamic empires, (Ottoman, Safavid/Qajar, Mughals), shared a culture that is common. Also it shared a complete large amount of similarities with all the Ancient Greeks.
Persianate countries, every one of them Muslim, dominated modern day Asia and Arab globe. And it also had been quite typical for older guys to own intercourse with more youthful, beardless males. Continue reading Islam once considered homosexuality become one of the more things that are normal the planet.