Sunday, February 17, 2013

A Jihad for Love

2007 American Feature
Alternate Title: In the Name of Allah

Director/Writer: Parvez Sharma

The struggle of gay and lesbian Muslims to reconcile their sexual orientation with their Islamic faith, which forbids homosexuality.



  • DVD: Available


  • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Documentary.
  • Milan International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Special Mention for Best Documentary.
  • Torino International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Award for Best Documentary Film.

  • The title A Jihad for Love refers to the Islamic concept of jihad as a religious struggle.
  • Nine languages and twelve countries are represented in the film, including Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Egypt and Turkey.

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