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Diversity in religion: Islam

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Diversity in religion: Islam

In this short course, Diversity in religion: Islam, you will explore how attitudes and opinions within a single religious tradition can be internally diverse. You will look at Islam in particular, considering the diversity of Muslim attitudes to same-sex relationships. This will focus mainly on relationships between men because Muslim legal experts did not pay nearly as much attention to lesbian sex and did not prescribe specific punishments for it.

Interested in taking your learning further? You might find it helpful to explore the Open University’s Religious Studies courses and qualifications.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand the range of attitudes towards same-sex relationships among Muslims
  • recognise change and diversity in Islam and in religion in general.

First Published: 24/01/2023

Updated: 24/01/2023

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