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Did the Ottomans legalise homosexuality in the nineteenth century as part of the Tanzimat reforms? - Islamiqate Ottomans,khilafah (caliphate),islamic history,countries,shadh jinsi (homosexuality),country: turkey,ottoman caliphate
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Did the Ottomans legalise homosexuality in the nineteenth century as part of the Tanzimat reforms?

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Did the Ottomans legalise homosexuality in the nineteenth century as part of the Tanzimat reforms?

The Ottoman Caliphate didn't decriminalize homosexuality in 1858 nor did it legalise it. It decriminalized consensual sex between males. Consensual sex between females had been theoretically decriminalized since 1545, with the creation of the criminal code of Sultan Suleiman. The legal status of "homosexuality" as a... Show more >>

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Speaking first to the suspension of the Hadd (Islamic punishments); the Ottoman Empire had done this before, as had the second Caliph (a companion to the Prophet Muhammed) Umar ibn al-Khattab, although not actually for the decriminalization of homosexuality. The Qur'anic verse 2:185 allows for suspension of the law in... Show more >>

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