PHOTOS: “Just Me and Allah” explores queer Muslim identity

Washington (RNS) Photographer Samra Habib’s exhibit, “Just Me and Allah,” opens at the Toronto Public Library on June 18. Learn more about Habib and her work by reading RNS Correspondent Omar Sacirbey’s article, and, If you can’t attend the exhibit in-person, don’t worry, RNS has you covered with a gallery of 10 images that will be featured at the exhibit.

(Click on any photo to begin the slideshow.)

SUBSCRIBERS: download these images here.

About the author

T.J. Thomson

T.J. Thomson is an award-winning photojournalist, designer, and writer.

He is the 2013 recipient of the Great Plains Journalism Awards' Student Photographer of the Year title and his work has been published by the Associated Press, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post and The Omaha World-Herald, among others.

He is pursuing a doctoral degree in visual communication at the Missouri School of Journalism and has worked for Religion News since 2013.


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  • Too bad I am not in the Toronto exhibit. I would of loved to attend and support my Queer Muslim sisters and brothers in anyway I can.

    Leo Muslims have been in Canada since 1800’s. Also Islam is the second largest religion in the world.