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Masculinity, homosexuality and the defence of Islam: A case study of Yusuf al-Qaradawi’s media fatwa

Hunt, Stephen

Authors

Stephen Hunt Stephen3.Hunt@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Professor in the Sociology of Religion



Abstract

This paper analyses how Islamic Neo-traditionalists perceive gender constructs through a distorted view of religious texts and cultural conventions. It explores the ramifications of these constructs for attitudes towards same-sex orientations and relationships. These themes are discussed with reference to a case study of a TV talk show on 5 June 2006 by one conservative scholar-activist, Shaykh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, whose teachings have an impact in the Middle-East and on Muslim minorities in the West. The paper will demonstrate how al-Qaradawi articulates his views of homophobia as part of an agenda to reinforce perceived threats to Muslim masculinity.

Citation

Hunt, S. (2012). Masculinity, homosexuality and the defence of Islam: A case study of Yusuf al-Qaradawi’s media fatwa. Religion and Gender, 2(2), 254-279

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2012
Journal Religion and Gender
Print ISSN 1878-5417
Publisher Utrecht University Library Open Access Journals
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2
Issue 2
Pages 254-279
Keywords homosexuality, homophobia, Islam, masculinities, Neo-traditionalism, media
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/953720
Publisher URL https://www.religionandgender.org/index.php/rg/article/view/URN%3ANBN%3ANL%3AUI%3A10-1-101604
Related Public URLs http://www.religionandgender.org/index.php/rg