The political authority has vanished, its power has faded, and it, along with its deputies, ignored even the provisions of the constitution they had ratified, which clearly denounce obscenity and indecency. They left the people to their grim fate, even in securing basic services like water and electricity. Even those who referred to themselves as […]
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni signed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law after parliament watered it down. The legislation imposes the death penalty for so-called aggravated cases, which include having gay sex with someone below the age of 18 or where someone is infected with a life-long illness including HIV.
On Wednesday, 08/03/2023, US. Ambassador to Tanzania, Michael Battle paid an official visit to the headquarters of The National Muslim Council of Tanzania (BAKWATA) at Kinondoni, Dar es Salaam. In his official statement, Mufti’s Secretary, Harith Nkusa revealed that the ambassador had a talk with Mufti.
Kenya’s Supreme Court has ruled the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community has a right to association. The judgment now means the refusal by the NGOs Co-ordination Board to register the lobby group is a violation of human rights based on sexual orientation. In a divided judgment, the apex court, held that the […]
As Muslim countries increasingly are having to tackle this growing challenge, Pakistan is in the midst of an HIV epidemic, with new infections growing by 84% since 2010. A staggering 9,773 people have been tested positive during the first 10 months of 2022 as per data released on 25th November 2022. By many accounts, this […]
Introduction: Debate over Transgender Protection in the Muslim World On 5 September 2022, Pakistan’s Senator Mushtaq Ahmad presented the bill for amendments in the Transgender Protection Act, 2018, to the Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights. During the meeting, Senator Mushtaq Ahmad, said that, “Transgender is an American term, it has no place in Islam, […]