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Islamic and Buddhist perspectives on the issues of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT): an analysis

Ahmad, Mohd Firdaus and Abdul Rahim, Adibah (2017) Islamic and Buddhist perspectives on the issues of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT): an analysis. IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ISBN 978-967-418-601-2

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Abstract

The issue of LGBT has been discussed by different experts and scholars from many perspectives and fields of study. However, these perspectives include only those which are considered scientific in nature while religion is always excluded from the discussion. This is due to the influence of secularism which urges the separation between worldly matters and religion. It has caused the process of elimination of religious influence from anything related to human activity and life. The scientific view on LGBT is a mere description without any attempt to derive any moral judgment. Consequently, although the practice of same-sex sexual activity has been proven to be hazardous to the physical and mental health of human beings, the issue is still not being considered as immoral as putting immoral status to it is considered to be immoral in the first place. The view of religion on the issue of LGBT needs to be re-emphasized as it will solve the problems in this matter.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: 2231/61908
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BQ Buddhism
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Adibah Abdul Rahim
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2018 15:06
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2018 15:07
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/61908

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