Last updated on: 6/30/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Muzammil H. Siddiqi, PhD Biography

Title:
Religious Director, Islamic Society of Orange County
Position:
Con to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Reasoning:

“Those who insist on this lifestyle, consider it legitimate and feel ‘gay pride,’ we should not associate with them and should not take them as friends. We should certainly avoid those people. If we see a person who has committed this sin and wants to repent then we should help that person as much as we can to get out of this evil. We should not leave him/her to the temptations of Devil.”

“Islamic Manners in Dealing with Homosexuals”, on IslamOnline.net, 2004

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to human sexuality. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to human sexuality.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Religious Director, Islamic Society of Orange County
  • President, Islamic Society of North America, 1996-2000
  • Member, Islamic Society of North America and the Fiqh Council of North America
  • Board of Trustees, National American Islamic Trust
  • Member, Executive Board of Majlis al-Shura of Southern California
  • Weekly columnist, Pakistan Link newspaper
Education:
  • PhD, Comparative Religion, Harvard University, 1978
  • BA, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Islamic University of Medina, 1965
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Does Islam Accept Same-Sex Behavior?