It is with great privilege that I announce the Halal This Way, LLC's forthcoming book publication, Halal This Way: Towards a Viable Queering in Sunni Islam. It is also with great privilege and honor that I invite you to contribute to my organization and the publication of my book in this critical, seed-funding stage.
As many of you know, my quest into understanding homosexuality in Sunni Islam (and queer matters at large), has been a lifelong journey. Being gay in a Palestinian, Arab, and Muslim context has defined my existence. I have felt lost ever since I became cognizant of my queer-predicament. There were no answers to what I was going through, the research to get the answers was not easy, and finding those answers was tremendously costly (both on a personal and financial level). However, I did not give up.
I am both humbled and proud with the work I have done on this topic so far. To be able to construct a viable pathway of theological and legal acceptance of queer matters in Sunni Islam at this moment in time is not an easy task. I am convinced there is a viable way to do so, which I highlight in my forthcoming book. It is only a matter of time before many categories of queer Muslims are accepted, accommodated, even celebrated. I am very excited to soon share my work with you, and the rest of the world.
With that said, my organization cannot succeed without funding. In order for me to continue this work full time (which I have been doing without any financial support ), I need to be able to raise funds. Among other things, this early-stage funding will help me continue the editing process, the typesetting of the book, cover the printing costs, some living expenses and advertising. This financial support would allow me to focus on getting the book out into the world. I truly cannot thank you enough for your support and whatever monthly contributions you choose to make as an investment in me and in Halal This Way, LLC (please see the INVEST THIS WAY™ page to choose your level of contribution). It has been an honor to have you in my life. Please consider contributing if you are in a position to do so.