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5 films and TV shows to stream that give the queer Muslim experience the respect it deserves

The fictional worlds behind our screens are slowly becoming better representations of the one we live in, and that means that we’re getting more and more stories that showcase the beauty, intricacy, and diversity of Islam, a faith that has been misunderstood by Hollywood since – honestly, its creation. We’re a long way away from the time when Ramy was the only Muslim show on television, but we’re also still a long way off from understanding the diverse community that makes up one of the biggest monolithic religions on the planet. There are so, so many ways to be Muslim and no one show will ever capture the entirety of that, but today more people are getting chances to show the world how they practice.Below are five of our favorite examples of queer, Muslim stories from queer, Muslim perspectives.

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