Voice of Hidayah

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This blog is the one and only place where the Hidayah community have come together to openly talk about their experience as LGBT+ Muslims, so please take some time to have a read and if you want to submit your own post to the Voice of Hidayah, get in touch!

Annual Report 2020

adminFebruary 2, 20211 min read

Report by Shelina, current chair of Hidayah, and the Hidayah management committee FINAL_-Annual-Report-2020Download

2020 – Istame’a Podcast

adminJanuary 1, 20212 min read

2020 brought many challenges to Hidayah, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we were severly limited in our capability to hold in-person events as we usually do. We were still able to share the stories from our community and stay connected through the Istame’a podcast. In our…

Letter to a Muslim Sibling

adminMay 4, 20206 min read

Hello, this is a letter for You. I believe you should keep this to yourself and think about it in your own time. Forgive me for sending this through like this. You don’t know me, but I write to you in peace and from my heart, because this…

Trans during COVID-19 in Pakistan

adminMay 4, 20202 min read

During Covid-19 Pandemic, where the situation around the world is crucial, the situation in our country is getting more acute and more detrimental. Here, people are facing isolation for a few days, but there is a population in this country that has always lived in isolation being marginalized…

Annual Report 2019

adminFebruary 22, 20201 min read

Report by Drew Dalton, former chair for Hidayah, and the Hidayah Management Committee Annual-Report-2019Download

STAND UP! FIGHT BACK!

adminJanuary 18, 20206 min read

My name is Md Nadim Uddin, 30 years old. I was born in Muslim family. Back home, I was a closeted GAY man, I was unable to speak to anyone about my sexuality, I cried many nights on my own because I had no one to speak to…

2019 – Supporting Minority Muslims

adminDecember 31, 20193 min read

In 2018/2019, BMSDemocracy and Hidayah partnered up for the pilot of the supporting minority Muslims campaign, which seeks to work with LGBTQI+ Muslims, Black Muslims, and minority sect Muslims such as Ahmadiyyah Muslims. To amplify the voices of minority Muslims, Hidayah and BMSDemocracy wanted to build understanding through…

My Unexpected Friend

adminDecember 5, 20191 min read

My unexpected friend, you encountered me on my voyage to Motherhood, as I sat in solitude, meditating in the silence of the night. You came like the desert wind upon my life, made up of many colours of storm. You stood in front of me with confidence and…

Why can I not sleep the whole night?

adminNovember 3, 20193 min read

“Why can I not sleep the whole night? God, I must get to work, I feel so hollow, I feel like just being miserable in bed for the rest of the day, Let’s contemplate a sickness.” These were the thoughts running in my head one Tuesday morning after…

Three years on

adminSeptember 23, 20195 min read

Almost three years ago I wrote an opinion piece about being bisexual and Muslim. Looking back now much has changed for the better. It surprised me by how much, something I didn’t realise until I re-read the article just a few months ago. Day to day the changes…