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First gay Muslim wedding takes place in the UK (Photos)

Jahed Choudhury, left, and Sean Rogan, right, married wearing traditional Muslim dress in a ceremony inside Walsall Registry Office

The first ever gay Muslim wedding has taken place in the United Kingdom.

Twenty-four-year-old Jahed Choudhury and 19-year-old Sean Rogan tied the knot in Walsall registry office in traditional Muslim attire.

The pair, who’ve been together for two years, first met when Choudhury was crying on a bench in Darlaston.

He told Express and Star: “I’d not long overdosed and I was crying on a bench and Sean came over and asked if I was okay.”

Adding that Sean gave him hope at his lowest point and has stood by him ever since.

Choudhury said that being an openly-gay Muslim made him feel like something of a ‘black sheep’ and that he ‘stood out like a sore thumb’ and often felt trapped between his sexuality and faith.

The happy couple, pictured, met two years ago when Mr Choudhury, right, was considering ending his life when he was approached by Mr Rogan, left, who spoke to him on a benchTwo years later, Mr Choudhury, right, is believed to be the first Muslim man to have had a same-sex marriage in Britain and feels he is proof that it is okay to be both gay and a Muslim

Members of both families attended the low-key ceremony in Walsall  

He tried to deny his orientation and even tried taking medication and a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia and Bangladesh.

Although his family were’t present for the ceremony, Choudhury believes the wedding is significant progress for the Muslim and LGBT communities alike.

He added: “My family doesn’t want to come on the day, they just don’t want to see it, it’s too embarrassing for them.”

Choudhury says that some of his family members dismiss his sexuality and happy relationship with Sean as a ‘disease’ or a phase.

He added: “I want to say to all people going through the same thing that’s it’s okay – we’re going to show the whole world that you can be gay and Muslim.”

 

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About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

2 Responses to “First gay Muslim wedding takes place in the UK (Photos)”

  1. I don’t support it but I blame the women for alllllllllll this. God would ask the cuz the ate our helpers but the way they treat men sometimes, hmm. If you don’t have the fear of the Lord.

  2. Lord have mercy, spirit of last days, Christian believers be at alert

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