The first same-sex marriage involving a gay Muslim recently took place in the Black Country, UK
Jahed Choudhury, 24, from Darlaston, tied the knot with his partner Sean Rogan, 19, at a ceremony at Walsall registry office
The couple met in 2015 when Scott found Jahed crying on a bench in Darlaston.
Homosexuality is still very controversial in many Muslim communities and Jahed says he was bullied for being gay when growing up in a traditionally Muslim household to Bangladeshi parents
“I’d not long overdosed and I was crying on a bench and Sean came over and asked if I was okay,” Jahed told Express and Star.
“He gave me hope at one of my lowest points and he’s stood by me all the way.
“I tried killing myself, and I then met Sean. The housing association got us a house in a week and we’ve been living together ever since.
“I proposed on Sean’s birthday last June.”
The pair tied the knot in a ceremony this week, dressed in traditional Islamic garb.
Sean said: “I’ve stood by him every step of the way. I’ve helped him with everything, and I will for the rest of my life.
“People at the Mosque need to understand about gay people – it’s not wrong, it’s who you are. It’s not a phase.
“I’ve known I was gay since I was six. I didn’t come out to my parents until I was 16, but you always know.
Jahed’s parents did not attend the ceremony: “They just don’t want to see it, it’s too embarrassing for them.
“They think it’s a disease and can be cured, some of my family still call it a phase.”
But the young Muslim is still hopeful for the future: “I want to say to all people going through the same thing that’s it’s okay – we’re going to show the whole world that you can be gay and Muslim.”