It is with great privilege that I can share this online publication with you. This work is a part of my book, Halal This Way: Towards a Viable Queering in Sunni Islam.
Being gay in a Palestinian, Arab, and Muslim context has defined my existence. I felt lost ever since I became cognizant of my queer-predicament. There was no clarity on what I was going through. The research to get the answers was not easy, and getting there was tremendously costly (both on personal and financial levels). What you see and read on this website is a product of that onerous journey.
To be able to construct a viable path towards the theological and legal acceptance of queer matters in Sunni Islam at this moment in time, which I believe I do in this work, is not an easy task. This work is especially complicated given the global political and socioeconomic context through which it takes place.
With that said, I needed to do this work on my terms. I realized early on that the only way for me to do so is to start my own platform. This is why Halal This Way, LLC (the official publisher of my book) was conceived. However, it is very difficult for my work to continue, and for Halal This Way, LLC to succeed, without consistent funding. Among other things, this funding will help me continue the editing process, the typesetting of the book, cover the printing costs, and some living expenses. Most importantly, however, your generous contribution will help me build this platform and ensure its continuity.
I cannot thank you enough for your support and whatever one-time or monthly contribution you choose to make as an investment in me and in Halal This Way, LLC. It has been an honor to undertake this project and to share it with you. Please consider contributing to it if you are in a position to do so. Salam, thank you, and best regards!