Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, a senior lecturer and Islamic scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto, Ontario, Canada , states: “Since no political party may have all of their agendas totally clean as far as Islam is concerned, we must consider the major issues in voting. If, therefore, one is voting liberals for their stand on
As-Salamu `alaykum. We have heard about a Canadian Muslim group endorsing same-sex marriage legislation that calls for re-defining marriage to include same-sex partners. Officials of that organization declare that it is incumbent upon them, as a minority, to stand up in solidarity with other minorities—including Canada’s gays and lesbians. But many in the Muslim community believe religion does not condone homosexuality.What does Islam say about endorsing gay marriages? How should we Muslims deal with this issue?