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Publication . Article . 2018

Politik Seksual dalam Tafsir al-Qur'an tentang Sejarah Homoseksualitas

Muhammad Dluha Luthfillah; Muhammad Imdad Ilhami Khalil;
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Published: 13 Jul 2018 Journal: Living Islam: Journal of Islamic Discourses, volume 1, page 31 (issn: 2621-6582, eissn: 2621-6590, Copyright policy )
Publisher: Al-Jamiah Research Centre

Homophobic bias has been existing in tafsir literature, ranging from its very early works to the most recent ones. Among the aspects in which such a bias appears is that relating to the history of homosexuality. Al-A’rāf ([7]: 80) and al-‘Ankabūt ([29]: 28) are the only verses that talk about the aspect. Rather than following the mainstream tafsir denying the historicity of homosexuality, this article elaborates al-Rāzī’s alternative interpretation on the two verses and comes up with an argument that homosexuality might historically exist even before the lifetime of Lot and his people. Emphasizing on linguistic and literary analysis on the words sabaqa, bi, and fahisya, it finds strong foundations on which the argument is relying. Further, the article finds that it is the sexual politics that brings about the homophobic bias into Qur’an tafsir. The very kind of politics expels homosexuality from the so- called ‘normal’ life.

Subjects by Vocabulary

Microsoft Academic Graph classification: Argument Epistemology Interpretation (philosophy) Historicity Mainstream Homosexuality media_common.quotation_subject media_common Politics Philosophy

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