Having studied in America for three years, he explains that his “horizons were broadened” by his experiences.“You can be muslim and gay at the same time,” said Amir.
According to Amir, Malaysian households are typically conservative, and parents would “not tolerate this kind of lifestyle.” It’s not uncommon for many gay men in Malaysia to get married to women, just to please their families.
Hafiz tells me he will most likely marry a girl one day, because that’s “the way it is.” “You feel like you have a weight on your shoulders,” said Amir.
As long as you suppress the feeling and you try not to do anything sexual you’re fine — falling in love is natural.
But if you act on that, falling into a relationship or have sex, then it’s considered a sin.” “I dare to say on behalf of all Islamic gay people, we do have a feeling of burden.” Hafiz’s sentiments are contested by Amir, a 27-year-old Muslim-Malay engineer.
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“Me liking guys, it’s a really hard thing because I really love being a Muslim,” he said.