Fourteen centuries after the revelation of the holy Qur'an to the Prophet Muhammad, Islam today is the world's second largest and fastest growing religion. Muslim gay filmmaker Parvez Sharma travels the many worlds of this dynamic faith, discovering the stories of its most unlikely storytellers: lesbian and gay Muslims. Produced by Sandi DuBowski (TREMBLING BEFORE G-D) and Sharma, A JIHAD FOR LOVE was filmed in twelve countries and nine languages and comes from the heart of Islam. Looking beyond a hostile and war-torn present, it reclaims the Islamic concept of a greater Jihad, whose true meaning is akin to "an inner struggle" or "to strive in the path of God" - allowing its remarkable subjects to move beyond the narrow concept of Jihad as holy war.
Won: Outstanding Documentary, 2009 GLAAD Media Awards; Best Documentary, 2008 Milan International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival; Best Documentary Film, 2008 Torino International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival