In support of LGBT+ communities, a mosque in Berlin flew the rainbow flag for the first time.
An audience of a few hundred people watched the symbolic flag unfurled by the Ibn Rushd-Goethe mosque on Friday (1 July).
At the ceremony, attendees wore badges with the slogan, “Love is Halal.” Berlin’s culture senator Klaus Lederer and state chairman Kai Wegner were present.
It is “essential” for LGBT+ people of the Muslim faith to put up the flag, said mosque founder Seyran Ateş.
Adding to Queer.de’s article, she said, “It shows they are accepted for their sexual identity and faith without having to choose between them.”
In the Quran, God’s wrath is narrated against the “people of Lot” because they engaged in lustful acts of carnality. It is clear from both the Quran and the hadith that homosexual behavior is prohibited.
In the General Assembly and UNHRC, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), representing Muslim-majority countries, has opposed LGBT rights advancement.
Pride is against the teachings of Islam, and practicing and supporting it is considered a sin.
This act of the mosque has angered Muslim community all around the world, as they continue to declare the mosque isn’t “Islamic” anymore.