Imam Muhsin Hendricks (he/him)

Headshot of Imam Muhsin Hendricks

Muhsin Hendricksis an Islamic Scholar with a background in Classical Arabic and Islamic Sciences obtained at the University of Islamic Studies(Jamia-Dirasat Al-Islamiyyah), Karachi Pakistan (1990-1994).Muhsin Hendricksis an Imam(religious leader)by profession and also a human rights activist focusing on sexual orientation & gender identity in Islam.He has done independent research on Islam and sexual diversity;an area that does not often get explored in the Muslim world.

He has delivered many training modules on the subject to various organizations internationally. Muhsin Hendricks also holds a Diploma in Counselling and Communication obtained through the South African College of Applied Psychologyand often usedhis Islamic training in conjunction with his counselling and coaching skillsto bring healing toqueer Muslims.He is the founder of Al-Ghurbaah Foundationin Cape Townand the administrator of the Compassion-centred Islam (CCI Network).

His publications include:•Policy Brief: Islam, Sexual Diversity and Access to Health•Islamic texts: A source of acceptance for queer individuals into mainstream Muslim society•Islam & Sexual Diversity: Interrogating heteropatriarchy in Islamic textsCurrently working on his book: From Extremist Exclusion to Radical Inclusion

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