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Pakistani women marry in Britain's first Muslim lesbian partnership

Sunday, 26 May 2013
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London, May 26:

Two former students from Pakistan are believed to have become the first Muslim lesbian couple to marry in a civil ceremony in Britain.

Rehana Kausar, 34, and Sobia Kamar, 29, took their vows at a registry office in Leeds earlier this month before immediately applying for political asylum, it was claimed.

Relatives of the couple said the women, who studied in Birmingham, had received death threats both in the UK and from opponents in their native Pakistan, where homosexual relations are illegal.

During the ceremony the couple reportedly told the registrar that they had met three years ago while studying business and health care management at Birmingham, having travelled to the country on student visas, and had been living together in South Yorkshire for about a year.

Ms Kausar, originally from Lahore, also holds a master’s degree in economics from Punjab University.

“This country allows us rights and it’s a very personal decision that we have taken. It’s no one’s business as to what we do with our personal lives,” she was quoted as telling the Birmingham-based Sunday Mercury newspaper.

“The problem with Pakistan is that everyone believes he is in charge of other people lives and can best decide about the morals of others but that’s not the right approach. We are in this state because of our clergy, who have hijacked our society, which was once tolerant and respected individuals’ freedoms.”

Homosexual sex is illegal under Pakistani law. There are also no laws prohibiting discrimination or harassment on the basis of sexual orientation.

In recent years in Britain, some Muslim gay and lesbian couples have opted for a nikah, an Islamic matrimonial contract, which is officially the reserve of heterosexuals. These services, conducted in Arabic with additional duas – prayers – are not recognised in the UK unless accompanied by a civil ceremony. Homosexuality is strictly forbidden in the Islamic faith and the notion of same-sex marriage is abhorrent to many Muslims.

A relative of one of the women told the Sunday Mercury: “The couple did not have an Islamic marriage ceremony, known as a nikah, as they could not find an imam to conduct what would have been a controversial ceremony. They have been very brave throughout as our religion does not condone homosexuality. The couple have had their lives threatened both here and in Pakistan and there is no way they could ever return there.”

Ruth Hunt, deputy chief executive for Stonewall, said: “There is a very cautious step towards social visibility for some gay men in Pakistan but lesbians are completely invisible. Pakistan is not necessarily a safe place for couples to be open about their love.”

The Home Office said it was unable to confirm any details about their political asylum request.

Courtesy: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/pakistani-women-marry-in-...

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islamic comments welcom

asslalamu alaikum i have gone throgh some comments about the subject, we donot know what exactly happened.. If this happened (by paper work only or real) then we can learn ibrat from the qaum-e-lout that how homosexuals were destroyed it is clearly mentioned in the quran and dead sea is a realtime example.. (as some brother/sister) mentioned .. May allah protect from all sort of evil, and let us involve in good deeds which help us to reach jannah (jannat) ameen... Massalamah

lesbian marriage

hi,

Don't judge the book by its cover page, the story behind is that they could not extend there visa and get the permanent residence. The UK government allows lesbian to get marry and stay......

Liar

ye saale zalil hain......makdiyon ki bhar gayi aur kuch nai .....if they think they are right they shud have done it in their own country and shud have gone thru proper marriage ceremony......ma ka fight hai.....

Qaum e Loot

The gays and lesbians are none but remainents of the destroyed qaum e Loot (a.s) There are some people remaining from every qaum that passed before this Muslim ummah so as to bring trials. satan uses them against the believers to fulfill his promise with Allah (s.w.t) may Allah protect all the Muslims from the trials and tribulations... Aamin.

You are a disgrace for

You are a disgrace for Islam.

It is disease..nothing more

In western society, the same-sex can't donate the blood because of obvious reasons. Gayism is disease need proper treatment from childhood NOT to legalize it.

VERY CHEAP

Smart people who said thay have done this for citizenship or taking asaylum.... really CHEAP thinking of the girls...they need ask for repentence before tooo late...May Allah give hidayat to all the UMMAH....

Allah (swt) should start

Allah (swt) should start with you first you pig

Women liberalization

Financial independence of women without spiritual knowledge

Financial independence without spiritual development and wisdom leads women to reject marriage for frivolous reasons resulting in divorces, single moms, corruption, crime and breakdown of families and decline of civilization.
The hard-driving career-conscious women who are unwilling to give the time or pay the emotional price of building closeness with husband and children are on the increase. As the careers of these women go up, stability in their homes often goes down. Soon they see the real costs of neglected relationships – dysfunctional family, emotional pain, separation, loneliness, and sometimes deep feelings of rejection or anger.
As Muslims, we cannot expose females to a male dominated environment to create social issues. The free mingling of opposite genders, in this age of social networking and media, will have negative social implications. The economic factor is important but there are other factors which are more important like modesty, good parenting, giving quality time to children, stable family, spiritual environment at home for stress-free atmosphere to live in peace and tranquility. The parents who make their girls career-oriented and a source of economic power think the material achievement as a cure - but soon they will find this cure worse than disease.
Islam encourages moderation. We should not lose sense of balance in our lives and not to be carried away with material advancement and compete with non-Muslims, they are different, and we are different in terms of lifestyle and highest goals. Our highest goal is Jannah!

why worried?

It is obvious that Muslims are worried to read that they are Muslims. Why worried? is a question to check the impact and the after effects of such a news. This is good for the people to know how and why Muslims try their best to acquire nationalities of the West. A more dirty crime Muslims are committing for this same purpose is of becoming Qadiyanis and even Christians.It is time that all Muslim countries,Jamaths,families and the individuals should understand the situation and return back to Quran and Sunnah.

This is the fate of

This is the fate of liberization, one cannot do anything but watch and enjoy the downfall of so called educated and modern societies. These events itself shows the comming of Dajjal.Every year numbers of Hurricanes, Tsunamies,Earthquakes the Non-Beleivers and the Musriks will taste hereafter.

acha mazaq hai is main

asliyat tou allah janta lakin mera ko aisa samaj main ara. indonu famous hone ke liya aisa karai ya phir uk ki national bansakta aisa apne ap ko lesbian partnership sabit kare to.
acha mazaq hai lakin allah se kon bachai ga in dono ko. koi nahi allah hidayat ata karai in dono ko ameen

reply to anonymous.

Chicha, kiraye ka ghar lene ke liye dono aisa kare, aap pareshan nakko ho, unki sazaa woh log bhugath the, tum khaali peeli pareshaan hore.

for what they are getting married

Parents will be anwserable on the day of judgement.

rely to How.

How can you say that,can you prove it ?

Read Quran-e-Kareem with

Read Quran-e-Kareem with Meaning you will come to know dear.
Very sorry to here from you, IF you are a muslim commentor.
May Allah Guide all to right Hidaya and Quran Recitation with its full meaning be part of Life. -- AMeen

I have already read Quran E

I have already read Quran E Kareem brother. You are bringing water to the ocean.

CITIZENSHIP?

They may be lesbians but..... is it not an easy way to get the citizienship?

reply to anonymous.

Is there any other way of getting citizenship in your view, it is their personal problem, let them handle it.

dont give hype

and you Mr. Zahid ali khan, and your editors, don't give to these kind of peoples, where you are living is also hot cake and tender others to fallow this, though the above news is right or wrong, Think before you Ink, mind it !

reply to anonymous.

kya tho bhi likha re, dhoob maari re teruku, thoda sarak gaya waisa dikhra, ilaaj kara le, nahi toh din mein taare dekhna shuroo kar deynga.

Chindi chor, it is spelled

Chindi chor, it is spelled as dhoop not dhoob.

smart girls

they might have did these to seek political asylum, as after the end of visa, they have to go back, and not willing to do that they might hvae started this that they will kill them, gud work to get the PR

Muslims by name

I dont get why the media has to highlight their religious belief. They are not Muslims if they are lesbians. Its just simple as that.

Not correct

If rapists,terrorists,robbers and thieves can be Muslims,why not these girls.
Can you quote where in the Quran women cannot take women as lovers?

Very Sad

I will **** both of them. So that they could understand the real meaning of sex. Bitches.

reply to Khan.

Khan light lelo, kahin lene ke deney na padh jayein,

Gimmick to get immigration

Gimmick to get immigration status thinks I.

They get to stay; government gets its pound of Anti-Islamic propaganda.

A win- win situation.

Of course when they apply for a new husband visa in few months. The government will remain silent. After all a lady can change her mind er sexual orientation.

Dislike Deen

"O Mothers & Fathers of this Ummah... you cannot use the TV, movies and music as aids of distracting your kids when they are restless, and later criticize them for becoming addicts to these devices, and complain of their disinterest in the Deen. They will answer for their own deeds as adults, but you will still be questioned about your amaanah. Don't treat it lightly.

allah ki laanat ho in

allah ki laanat ho in per.......................

sang saar kar do cheepdiyon

sang saar kar do cheepdiyon ko!lanat hai ghodiyon pe aisi....loundiya hai awwal darje ki....

Cheepdiyon ka kya mutlab

Cheepdiyon ka kya mutlab hai, ye to ek naya lafz hai.

iska matlab aap hyderabadi

iska matlab aap hyderabadi nahi hain! !

Sab say bada Sawal? Yeh

Sab say bada Sawal?
Yeh Lesbian ya Gay kay darmiyaan kiya NIKAH hota hai?
Nika to Aurat aur MArd kay darmiyaan hota hai.
Jahel log islam ko mazaq banake rakhdiye.
Pakistan ko Islamic State kahna Islami Talimaat ki Tauheen hai.

Pakistani women marry in Britain's first Muslim lesbian partners

Trust Pakistanis to find ways for staying away from their country. What else can they do, as all other countries have made it so difficult for the Pakis to receive citizenship of western countries. So they have to be creative in finding ways of staying put in any foreign country, including India. So now these girls are both happy and gay at the same time!

Good comment

This sentence was awesome "So now these girls are both happy and gay at the same time!"

Great comment!

After a long time I see smart comment.

lanat ho,aur juld sakht aazab me mubtellah ho

this is due to lack of freedom to child, may be Jews lobby behind this.

VERY BAD

STRANGE WHY SIASAT HIGHLIGHTING SUCH TYPE OF NEWS
LAIQ

Lahaula wala quwwata. May

Lahaula wala quwwata. May Allah protect every one from these evil acts. Ameen.

Astaghfirullah

Allah SWT ki Laanat ho lesbians aur gays per.
Pathar mar mar kar sangsaar kardena chahiyye in logon ko.

Siasat aisi wahiyaat news ko kion spread kar raha hai?? Siasat ko chahiyye ke aisi news ko ignore karna chahiyye aur iss ka hissa ban kar apni akhirat nahi kharab karni chahiyye.

Iss news ko publish nahi kareinge toh siasat ka kuch nuqsaan nahi hoga. Agar nuqsaan bhi hoga toh Allah ki raza ke liye uss ko bardasht karna chahiyye.

Chief Editor aur Zahid Ali khan sahab se adaban guzarish hai ke iss news ko nikaldein aur ainda hi iss tarha ki news ko ignore karne ki hidyat apne staff ko dein. Allah humko Neeki ka hukum karne aur burai se rookne ki hamari mansabi zimmedaari aur duty ko puri karne ki taufeeq ata karey... Ameen.

cancel their citizenship

This is big haraam act in Islam. Let their pakistani citizenship be cancelled and let them live&die in UK itself. Having muslim names doesn't make you a muslim.

NOT MUSLIMS QADIYANIS

ASAK, THESE WOMEN ARE NOT MUSLIMS PROBABLY THEY ARE QADIYANIS A SUNNI MUSLIM CAN NEVER BETRAY HER RELIGION I URGE SIASAT NOT PUBLISH THESE KIND OF ARTICLES AS THIS WILL ONLY BRING BAD NAME TO THE COMMUNITY BUT WILL CREATE EVIL THOUGHTS IT IS IN THE INTREST OF THE COMMUNITY NOT TO EDUCATE MUSLIMS WITH THIS HARAM ACTIVITIES PLZ TRY TO UNDERSTAND WEST GIVES MORE PUBLICITY ON THESE ISSUES TO ENCOURAGE INNOCENT PEOPLE WE NEED TO UNDESTAND THE FAMILY STRUCTURE IS FAST COLLAPSING IN THE WEST SO THE WESTERN STYLE OF LIVING IS NOT TBE TAKEN AS A PRIDE IT IS THE OPPOSITE ENCOURAGE HUMANITY TOWARDS ISLAMIC VALUES RATHER THAN TOWARDS SELF DESTRUCTION THIS IS REALLY SAD TO READ THESE NEWS A NEWS PAPER PUBLISH BY MUSLIMS IS PRAPOGATING THESE NEWS MAY ALLAH GIVE HIDAYA TO ALL MUSLIMS .

DRAMA

Innal Illahi Wa inaailahi Rajeoon... May Allah show them right path.This could be only a game to stay and get British passport.. Not more than a Drama

what Islam says about them?

sign of Day of Judgment

By reading this news...pakistani womens.....i realise only one thing...This is one of the sign of day of judgment....Qayamat Bahut Bahut khareeb hai.....Allah ki taraf ruju ho jao...apne apne amaal sahi karlo...

Executed Them...Happily

La Haula Wala Quwwata Illah Billah

Better to be keep Quit Rather than Publishing such Junk News ( My Opinion)

they should be executed in front of the Public ( Who Says Pak is a Muslim State)

ha ha ha..............................

Curse on them

Lanat hai aisi aurato pe..allah mehfooz rakhe har muslim ko is azaab se ..ameen

Curse

Lanat hai aisi aurato pe...allah mehfooz rakhe har muslim ko is azaab se..ameen

Yeh Immigration ka drama

Yeh Immigration ka drama lagta hai

Lanat...!!!

Dono ke chehro par lanat baras rahi hai..... Allaah ke azaab ke liye tayar raho Duniya aur Akhirat mein. Lanat Beshumaar............

reply to anonymous.

Wah, sirf photo dekh kar pehchaan liye bolo, accha experience hai bhai aapku.

Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi

Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Raajioon......

Now, the bow bow will start in India.

Get ready for Fatwa`s from our Indian Muslim clergy, fodder for our Mullah`s and Moulvi`s, they will keep on chewing on this subject till a fresh one does not crop up, there will be more Bow Bow`s from chota motha muslim leaders and others.

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