The Inner Circle

The Inner Circle (TIC) was established by a concerned group Muslims in 1996
as an underground social and support group. It started out at the house
of Imam Muhsin Hendricks in the form halqaat (study circles). These study circles still run on a Thursday night and have proven to be very successful in helping Muslims who are queer to reconcile Islam with their sexuality. In 2004 TIC was officially registered as a Not for Profit Human Rights Organization.

Our Core Values

Leadership: [As-shhura wal imaamah] Ensuring accountability, Integrity and Mutual Consultation Diversity: [Al-mutua'addidah] Promoting equity, Justice and Inclusivity Patience: [As-sabr] Encouraging humility, Understanding and Nurturing Authenticity: [Al-haqeeqiyyah] Employing honesty, Integrity, Transparency and Trust Commitment: [Al-'ahdah] Cultivating dedication, Responsibility and Passion Creating Safe Spaces: [Al-amnah] Affirming confidentiality, Support and Respect Interconnectedness: [Al-ukhuwwa wal ittisaal] Engaging through compassion, understanding and Consciousness

Our Vision

Transforming society into one of inter-connectedness and inclusivity
of different faiths and beliefs around gender and sexual diversity

Our Mission

To empower and raise conciousness around gender and sexual diversity
by engaging faiths and beliefs, encouraging independent reasoning and collaboration, espaecially with Muslims who are queer and the local, national and international Muslim community

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