LGBT Muslims find solace and solidarity at South Africa retreat

Another Muslim ally at the retreat was Shehnilla Mohamed, originally from Zimbabwe and now working from Johannesburg with the human rights and advocacy organization OutRight Action International.

I’ve always felt drawn to this community because it’s a space that resonates with me,” she said of the predominantly queer cohort. “As a nonconforming Muslim woman, patriarchy was part of my struggle too. Being here is about reclaiming my Muslim identity and being able to construct it in a way that resonates in my soul.

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