Muslim Sexpert

Mohja Kahf is interviewed over at Nerve.

What about homosexuality?
In contemporary Muslim culture, there is pretty much no space for that range of experience. What many Muslims don’t understand is that the contemporary take on Islam is so much more intolerant than it was in previous eras of Islamic history. In the eighth century, an openly omnisexual poet wrote very explicit poetry and was given a place in court. In the eleventh century, Ibn Hazm in Islamic Spain wrote a love treatise that goes on and on about kinds of love, including same-sex.

Read the interview here. Kahf is the author of Western Representations of the Muslim Woman and E-mails from Scheherazad.