"Being Transgender and Muslim" with Mahdia Lynn, founder of Masjid al-Rabia Mosque

Published on Apr 22, 2021
In this latest in our series of interviews with gender-diverse faith leaders, Austen Hartke speaks with Mahdia Lynn, a Muslim trans woman and founder of the Masjid al-Rabia mosque in Chicago, about her experiences observing the sacred month of Ramadan.

Resources and more information. include:

Masjid al-Rabia's website

Masjid al-Rabia's National Resource Page

Longest Days, Sacred Nights: A Queer/Trans Ramadan Care Package

Recommended Reading:
Professing Selves: Transsexuality and Same-Sex Desire in Contemporary Iran by Afsaneh Najmabadi

Sexual Ethics and Islam: Feminist Reflections on Qur'an, Hadith and Jurisprudence by Kecia Ali

Feminist Edges of the Qur'an by Aysha A. Hidayatullah

Homosexuality in Islam: Critical Reflection on Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Muslims by Scott Siraj al-Haqq Kugle

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