To many, "queer" and "Muslim" are considered two mutually exclusive terms, with many Muslims ostracizing the LGBTQI+ community.
The topic regularly stirs controversy among social media users, some of whom have been standing up for queer individuals in the Muslim community.
The case was no different when the debate was recently stirred on Twitter, leading to polarized views regarding homosexual Muslims.
During the past week, Twitter users have been sharing their thoughts on LGBTQI+ issues in Islam. While some insisted that being homosexual is unacceptable in the religion, others vehemently voiced support for homosexual Muslims.
This comes as traditional Islamic schools strictly forbid same-sex relationships, mainly based on the Qur'anic story of the Prophet Lut.
As per the Qur'anic story, Prophet Lut lived among a community that was known for widespread homosexuality and "immoral behavior," and subsequently faced severe divine punishment for their acts.
However, according to Human Rights Campaign, "a growing number of Islamic scholars, mostly in the West, have been re-examining Islamic teachings" surrounding same-sex relationships.
Here's how Twitter users weighed in on the matter: