6.4/10
629
7 user 34 critic

A Jihad for Love (2007)

Unrated | | Documentary | 21 May 2008 (USA)
Trailer
2:11 | Trailer
A documentary on gay, lesbian, and transgender Muslims across the Muslim and Western worlds.

Director:

Parvez Sharma

Writer:

Parvez Sharma
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A confident, out-of-the-closet gay teenager has the support of an eclectic range of friends while dealing with a homophobic bully during his first year at an international high school.

Director: Russell P. Marleau
Stars: Tad Hilgenbrink, Brett Chukerman, Aldevina Da Silva
Dream Boy (2008)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Chronicles the relationship between two gay teenagers in the rural south in the late '70s.

Director: James Bolton
Stars: Stephan Bender, Thomas Jay Ryan, Diana Scarwid
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An insight into the turbulent lives and loves of a gay clique based in Los Angeles.

Director: Greg Berlanti
Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Dean Cain, Zach Braff
Coming Out I (1989)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A young teacher in East Berlin struggles with accepting his homosexuality.

Director: Heiner Carow
Stars: Matthias Freihof, Dagmar Manzel, Dirk Kummer
Fair Haven (2016)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young man returns to his family farm, after a long stay in ex-gay conversion therapy, and is torn between the expectations of his emotionally distant father, and the memories of a past, loving relationship he has tried to bury.

Director: Kerstin Karlhuber
Stars: Tom Wopat, Michael Grant, Gregory Harrison
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

To satisfy his nagging parents, a gay landlord and a female tenant agree to a marriage of convenience, but his parents arrive to visit and things get out of hand.

Director: Ang Lee
Stars: Winston Chao, May Chin, Ah-Lei Gua
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A teenager copes with his sexuality on the last day of school in 1984. It shows him coping with being gay and being with friends.

Director: David Moreton
Stars: Chris Stafford, Tina Holmes, Andersen Gabrych
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Teenager Ariel lives a seemingly quiet life with his father and sister on their picturesque farm in a rural part of Buenos Aires. However, unbeknownst to his family, Ariel has been abused ... See full summary »

Director: José Celestino Campusano
Stars: Wall Javier, Germán Tarantino, Claudio Medina
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Five countries. Three friends. One broken heart.

Director: Rafael Gomes
Stars: Rafael de Bona, Julia Corrêa, Fábio Lucindo
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

In a working class neighborhood in Casablanca, Abdellah, a homosexual teen, tries to build his own life within his big family, caught between an authoritarian mother and an older brother, who he adores.

Director: Abdellah Taia
Stars: Said Mrini, Karim Ait M'Hand, Amine Ennaji
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Muhsin Hendricks Muhsin Hendricks ... Himself
A.K. Hoosen A.K. Hoosen ... Himself (as Mufti A.K. Hoosen)
Mazen Mazen ... Himself
Abdellah Taia ... Himself
Sana Sana ... Herself
Maryam Maryam ... Herself
Maha Maha ... Herself
Amir Amir ... Himself
Arsham Parsi Arsham Parsi ... Himself
Payam Payam ... Himself
Mojtaba Mojtaba ... Himself
Ferda Ferda ... Herself
Kiymet Kiymet ... Herself
Qasim Qasim ... Himself
Syed Kalbe Jawad Syed Kalbe Jawad ... Himself
Edit

Storyline

n a time, when Islam is under tremendous attack-from within and without-'A Jihadfor Love' is a daring documentary-filmed in twelve countries and nine languages. Muslim gay filmmaker Parvez Sharma has gone where the silence is strongest, filming with great risk in nations where government permission to make this film was not an option. A Jihad for Love is the first-ever feature-length documentary to explore the complex global intersections of Islam and homosexuality. With unprecedented access and depth, Sharma brings to light the hidden lives of gay and lesbian Muslims from countries like Iran, Pakistan, Egypt, Turkey, France, India, and South Africa. The majority of gay and lesbian Muslims must travel a lonely and often dangerous road. In many nations with a Muslim majority, laws based on Quranic interpretations are enforced by authorities to monitor, entrap, imprison, torture and even execute homosexuals. Even for those who migrate to Europe or North America and adopt Western ... Written by Parvez Sharma

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Islam Like You've Never Seen It

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK | France | Germany | Australia | USA

Language:

Arabic | Turkish | English | Persian | Urdu | Punjabi | Hindi | French

Release Date:

21 May 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

In the Name of Allah See more »

Filming Locations:

Istanbul, Turkey See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,519, 25 May 2008

Gross USA:

$105,651

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$105,651
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film used covered faces and silhouettes in order to protect the safety of sources whose lives would have been in danger had their identities been revealed. See more »

Quotes

Muhsin Hendricks: We cannot find answers within orthodox Islam thinking. We have to use one of the principles of Islam that has been lost over the years, Ijtihad, meaning "Independent reasoning," to find space for us within Islam.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
humans hide it better...
4 August 2014 | by rome1-595-390251See all my reviews

Watched the film with interest having an interest in Islam.

It is interesting to see the human trait where religious conviction trumps reality testing every time. There was one scene where a gay woman says that the Koran is for womens rights ???.

Ultimately Islam will embrace the 21st century and it will start in Western countries. It is useful to keep in mind that even today most evangelical Christian churches think about gays the same way. What they must have been like 50 or 100 years ago! It takes the Muhsin Hendricks for these changes to ever happen.

It is tough and inexplicable (why these innocent harmless people are so hated) and ultimately you must relate to God/Allah in your own private way. This oddly seems more accessible to Muslims than Christians.

It is also useful to remember that homosexuality is very common in all humans and animals


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed