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MUSLIM LESBIAN COUPLE TO BE WED BY IMAM

Wed, 1 February 2012

Imam Muhsin Hendricks
Two South African lesbians from Delft, outside of Cape Town, will be married by an Imam under traditional Islamic marriage rites.

Sadia Kruger (53) and Zukayna Leonard (36) are already legally married, having tied the knot in 2007 in a civil union marriage at the department of home affairs.

The two women, who are Muslim, now plan to celebrate their fifth anniversary by getting married in a religious Islamic ceremony, reports the Daily Voice.

“It’s been my dream to get married in a midorah [gold-stitched headscarf] and I’m going to do it,” Leonard said.

The ceremony will be performed by the openly-gay Muhsin Hendricks, director of Muslim LGBT rights group The Inner Circle, who is also an Imam.

Hendricks, said to be the only Muslim cleric willing to marry same-sex couples in South Africa, has previously married seven gay and lesbian couples.

“The marriage follows the essential pillars of an Islamic marriage such as the Ijab [someone requesting] and Qabul [someone accepting] and the two witnesses,” he said.

The Inner Circle was established in 1996 as an underground social and support group to help LGBT Muslims reconcile Islam with their sexuality. In 2004 it was officially registered as a not for profit human rights organisation.

While same-sex civil marriage was legalised in South Africa in 2006, religious institutions can choose whether or not to consecrate these marriages.

by Staff Writer

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Awww may Allah swt grant you hidayat.Nabi saw says we should repent b4 we leave this dunya a year month week day hour minute a second b4 we leave this mundane world brother!! Allah has given us all respite we should however take cognisance from the past nations its never to late.
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Absolutely disgusting! Qayamah is jus round the corner
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abubakr nur 3/24/2013 7:39:32 PM Down Up Reply REPLY
This sick Iman muh SIN(much sins) forgets that this DEEN ul ISLAM was built on the blood of MARTYRS (SHAHEEDS) and mujahideen continue to give their lives in FEE sabi LILLAH for the deen of ALLAH. The audacity to use ALLAH and his PROPHETS (saw) name in vain.this imam may well remember the surah ANFAL, where those in the fire will ask ALLAH to double the punishment for those who misled them. Imam you might mislead peoplein this world but remember in the hereafter you will be accountable and no lawor state or police or army to protect you! Repent Repent it is still not to late!
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abubakr nur 3/24/2013 7:21:05 PM Down Up Reply REPLY
You commen is powerful. You are correct in sayingthat some of the comments from non muslims Van Niekerk et al will never understand ISLAM. They are not muslims so their understanding will be little or nothing, yet they comment .I wonder he as a christian condones paedophiles within the catholic church and whether he is in favour of child molestation!
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john crowngold 3/24/2013 5:05:06 PM Down Up Reply REPLY
Hello,
This is indeed a sad day when things like these gay marriages are done in the name of ISLAM.if these gays (homosexuals)want to get married do so in court you want legal recognition you got it ! Please donot. Use ISLAM in your perceived way to a ignoble act. This beautiful religion does not need to bew connected in any way whatsoever with this impure act.
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Michael, wayne looks like you enjoy the sewage system,are you perhaps working for the municipality?
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eXNGPv A big thank you for your article.Really thank you! Really Cool.
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cyril 2/15/2012 8:15:02 PM Down Up Reply REPLY
ey, people should stop to do things and put forward that they are 'muslims' surely they do not know what is the meaning of that, these two lesbians are not muslims, let alone their so-called IMAM, for they do not submit to the will of ALLAH and do not follow the teachings of the prophet MUHAMMAD (SAW)..now do we call them muslims? we do not have a room for gays and lesbians in ISLAM...myb they are trying to invent their own ISLAM (ALLAH FORBID) MAY ALLAH SAVE GUIDE US FROM SUCH PEOPLE!

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Good day! I do not see the conditions of using the information. May I copy the text from here on my site if you leave a link to this page?!....
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Yeah, now it's clear !... And firstly I did not understand very much where there was the link with the title itself !!....
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EIQANdQYPt 2/13/2012 7:01:04 PM Down Up Reply REPLY
Yeah, in my opinion, it is written on every fence!!....
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asthagfirullah!!! thats the end!!! so bad.. thats y allah anger is on z world.. u forcing z nature rules.. afterall its said in quran, fire of hell will be light up with imaams and mufitis,,,
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cruise guy 2/7/2012 8:07:09 AM Down Up Reply REPLY
well done Mushin..n cngratulations for the new couples..hope more people in the world will be more conscious that love is love even if its between the same sex. wish in my country also will be the same one day...Iman Mushin keep it on..
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Wayne van Niekerk 2/3/2012 11:54:40 AM Down Up Reply REPLY
I would also like to spread all blessings on the 2 ladies and well done to Mushin for doing the right thing even when it is a minority view amongst the Muslim community. Sometimes the few can teach the many about truth and real justice
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Michael 2/3/2012 10:45:43 AM Down Up Reply REPLY
About time. I was involved with a muslim guy for 7 years & at that stage this would have been unheard off. Congatulations to the women & thanks to Muhsin. All of us need to break down barriers where they are unfair - whatever they are. "miri" on mamba.
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fareed 2/2/2012 8:43:01 PM Down Up Reply REPLY
The begining of the end
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miri 2/2/2012 8:43:01 PM Down Up Reply REPLY
Hi fareed, Why the begining of the end? Michael
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because the enemies of ISLAM are showing off their true personalities
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Wayne van Niekerk 2/2/2012 8:43:01 PM Down Up Reply REPLY
I dont think that marriage is the beginning of the end. I think religious bigots are the beginning of the end.
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cyril 2/2/2012 8:43:01 PM Down Up Reply REPLY
you will never understand unless and until you know the purity of ISLAM
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