Cape Town pro-gay mosque opens in South Africa

Rooh-e-Safar

Senator (1k+ posts)
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19 September 2014 Last updated at 17:07

Cape Town pro-gay mosque opens in South Africa
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The "Open Mosque" will accept people from all religions and sexual orientations

A Muslim academic has opened a gay-friendly mosque in South Africa, despite receiving death threats and fierce criticism from parts of the local Muslim community.


Women will also be allowed to lead prayers at Taj Hargey's "Open Mosque" in Cape Town.


"We are opening the mosque for open-minded people, not closed-minded people," Mr Hargey told the BBC.


He says the mosque will help counter growing Islamic radicalism.


Mr Hargey, a professor at the Muslim Educational Centre of Oxford in the UK, told the BBC's Newsday programme it was time for a "religious revolution".


"In South Africa 20 years ago, there was a peaceful revolution changing from apartheid to democracy and we need to have a similar development in the area of religion," he said.
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Taj Hargey denies going against Muslim teaching

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Women will be allowed to preach and pray alongside men



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Some Muslim groups are opposed to the mosque

Mr Hargey, who was born in Cape Town, said the mosque would welcome people from all genders, religions and sexual orientations.


As well as leading prayers, women would be allowed to pray in the same room as men, he said.


He contrasted this to the current Islamic practice which sees "women at the back of the street, back of the hall, out of sight, out of mind".


However, members of Cape Town's large Muslim community have taken to social media to criticise the new mosque, with some labelling him a "heretic" or "non-believer".


One group tried to block the opening of the mosque.


South Africa's umbrella body for Islamic groups, the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC), says it is investigating the new mosque and has noted concerns raised in the community.


In his sermon Mr Hargey condemned the increasing hatred in the world between Muslims and Christians and blamed it on "warped theology", reports AFP news agency.


When asked about his qualifications as a religious leader he said: "I have a PhD in Islamic studies from Oxford University, unlike my opponents who went to some donkey college in Pakistan or Saudi Arabia."


He told the BBC that he wanted to revive "the original mosque of the Prophet Muhammad, where there were no barriers".


"This idea of female invisibility is an innovation that came after Muhammad, unfortunately it has become entrenched," he said.
 

Babar Khan

Senator (1k+ posts)
Masjid sub kay liya hottee bus kuch adaab hotay hain masjid kay . ap un ko follow karain aur azadee say Masjid jain. baqee sub bakwaas hay
 

wahreh

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Ranaji, in serious batoon ko mazaq mein na liya karo. By making fun here, i hope you are not trying to justify this so called mosque

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ranaji

President (40k+ posts)
Ranaji, in serious batoon ko mazaq mein na liya karo. By making fun here, i hope you are not trying to justify this so called mosque
naooozbillah mai kaisaay iss Gay ism yaa iss soch ko justify karr sakta hoon maggar kia kron jahan GAY kaa naam aata hai authenticated Gay fazloo diesel kaa naam zahann mai aa jaata hai i hope and wish ke aap jaisa parha likha insaan bhi Fazloo Diesel kaaa follower nahi ho sakta
 

wahreh

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Uska mazaaq kisi aur thread par banalo. This thread has a different flavor and purpose. Umeed hai aap baat samajh gae honge

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atensari

(50k+ posts) بابائے فورم
وَلُوطًا إِذْ قَالَ لِقَوْمِهِۦٓ أَتَأْتُونَ ٱلْفَٰحِشَةَ مَا سَبَقَكُم بِهَا مِنْ أَحَدٍۢ مِّنَ ٱلْعَٰلَمِينَ {7:80**
And We sent Lut, when he said unto his people: commit ye an indecency wherewith none hath preceded you in the worlds?
اور اسی طرح جب ہم نے لوط کو (پیغمبر بنا کر بھیجا تو) اس وقت انہوں نے اپنی قوم سے کہا کہ تم ایسی بےحیائی کا کام کیوں کرتے ہو کہ تم سے اہل عالم میں سے کسی نے اس طرح کا کام نہیں کیا
إِنَّكُمْ لَتَأْتُونَ ٱلرِّجَالَ شَهْوَةًۭ مِّن دُونِ ٱلنِّسَآءِ ۚ بَلْ أَنتُمْ قَوْمٌۭ مُّسْرِفُونَ {7:81**
Verily ye go in lustfully unto men instead of women! Aye! ye are a people extravagant.
یعنی خواہش نفسانی پورا کرنے کے لیے عورتوں کو چھوڑ کر لونڈوں پر گرتے ہو۔ حقیقت یہ ہے کہ تم لوگ حد سے نکل جانے والے ہو
وَمَا كَانَ جَوَابَ قَوْمِهِۦٓ إِلَّآ أَن قَالُوٓا۟ أَخْرِجُوهُم مِّن قَرْيَتِكُمْ ۖ إِنَّهُمْ أُنَاسٌۭ يَتَطَهَّرُونَ {7:82**
And naught was the answer of his people save that they said: drive themforth from your city, verily they are a people who would be pure!
تو ان سے اس کا جواب کچھ نہ بن پڑا اور بولے تو یہ بولے کہ ان لوگوں (یعنی لوط اور اس کے گھر والوں) کو اپنے گاؤں سے نکال دو (کہ) یہ لوگ پاک بننا چاہتے ہیں
فَأَنجَيْنَٰهُ وَأَهْلَهُۥٓ إِلَّا ٱمْرَأَتَهُۥ كَانَتْ مِنَ ٱلْغَٰبِرِينَ {7:83**
Then We delivered him and his household, save his wife: she was among the lingerers.
تو ہم نے ان کو اور ان کے گھر والوں کو بچا لیا مگر ان کی بی بی (نہ بچی) کہ وہ پیچھے رہنے والوں میں تھی
وَأَمْطَرْنَا عَلَيْهِم مَّطَرًۭا ۖ فَٱنظُرْ كَيْفَ كَانَ عَٰقِبَةُ ٱلْمُجْرِمِينَ {7:84**
And We rained upon them a rain. So behold! what like was the end of the sinners.
اور ہم نے ان پر (پتھروں کا) مینھ برسایا۔ سو دیکھ لو کہ گنہگاروں کا کیسا انجام ہوا
 

Captain Safdar

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
its another propaganda of west.....just want to destroy the Pure Teaching of Islam so the next generation and new converters stay confused about Islam.
here in Oxford, Oxford uni arrange prayers for "Muslims" led by women Imam and mix gathering following her with paintings and statues in the room......
its sad wots going on with my "Deen" i mean experiments :(
 

AntiGossip

Senator (1k+ posts)
Quote : When asked about his qualifications as a religious leader he said: "I have a PhD in Islamic studies from Oxford University, unlike my opponents who went to some donkey college in Pakistan or Saudi Arabia."
unquote - come on not to get too Shallow?

Yes agree with author post but they haven't changed in years but its a ( good thing ) yes no maybe?