MECCA Institute is a theological school and think tank that focuses on Progressive Islam. What is Progressive Islam? It is the kind that was practiced by Prophet Muhammad in which women, LGBT persons, and people of other faiths are welcome in the mosque. This type of Islam is always cool, always timely, and never at odds with anyone.

As such, we are an LGBT-affirming organization in which our LGBT family is part of our community in every way.

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Read our article on Progressive Islam – Progressive Islam is an inclusive Islamic interpretation that envisions a community for all followed by Progressive Muslims. This type of Islam, for example, supports Women’s Rights, LGBT Rights, and Youth Rights.

LGBT Muslim Resources

Being Gay and Muslim by Imam Daayiee Abdullah (Article)

Homosexuality in Islam: Critical Reflection on Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Muslims by Scott Siraj al-Haqq Kugle (Scholarly Book)

Queer Jihad: LGBT Muslims on Coming Out, Activism, and the Faith by Afdhere Jama (Activism Book)

A Jihad for Love by Parvez Sharma (A Documentary Film)