An Iranian lesbian couple has wed in Sweden in a marriage presided over by a gay Imam.
The marriage took place in Stockholm, during the city’s Pride Week.
Sahar Mosleh and Maryam Iranfar -who is already expecting the couple’s first child – met online, and were blessed by Iman Ludovid Mohamed Zahed.
The holy man, who is based in South Africa, is also gay and has become a household name among LGBT activists from Muslim countries.
Speaking after the ceremony, Algerian-born Zahed told of his delight at the couple’s happiness and revealed his admiration for their bravery in pursuing a new life abroad.
‘I am very grateful for this beautiful wedding,’ he revealed, ‘and to be able to give my blessing to this happy couple.’