The headline was no mistake; yes- it did happen. The first ever gay Muslim wedding took place in the UK. The wedding was between two men Jahed Choudhury, 24, and Sean Rogan, 19, who have been dating for two years. The couple tied the knot wearing traditional golden Sherwanis in a civil ceremony at Walsall registry office.
Their relationship was ignited when Sean met Choudhury crying on a bench in Darlaston, and according to Choudhury, Sean has stood by him since then.
Choudhury told Express and Star:
“I’d not long overdosed and I was crying on a bench and Sean came over and asked if I was okay.”
However, Choudhury admitted that being an openly-gay Muslim made him feel like something of a ‘black sheep’ and that he ‘stood out like a sore thumb’ and often felt trapped between his sexuality and faith.
He further revealed that he tried to deny his orientation and even took medication and a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia and Bangladesh.
The marriuage has generated a number of comments on social media.
Congrats to the couple but this is not a Muslim marriage performed under Islamic ceremony.Its a civil wedding where 1 party happens 2be gay.
— SP2#RangrasiyaAddict (@shilpa29patel) July 11, 2017
But as its haram in islam, it's not recognised as an Islamic marriage as it goes against the religion therefore you cannot be gay and Muslim
— Naziah Ali (@naziah_ali) July 11, 2017
Yes, Muslim living in non-muslim countries are biggest munafiq .. can any muslim living in Islamic country can vote for gay marriage? No.
— سدرہ (@iam_sidrah) July 3, 2017