Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. Recently, we heard from the news that Gambian president Yahya Jammeh threatened to behead homosexuals, and two persons were arrested and are being held for trial. What is the Shari`ah stance on this? Jazakum Allahu khayran.
As-salamu `alaykum. What is the Islamic manner of talking about homosexuality amongst Muslims? Is it something we should feel free to discuss in public or is it something we should avoid? Also what is the adab or Islamic manners for dealing with homosexuals? Is the sin so grave that we should disassociate ourselves from its perpetrators?
As-salamu `alaykum. My brother, who is not Muslim, is homosexual. Now it is legal in Ontario for same sex couples to get married. I am worried that he may wish to do this. I get along very well with my brother. In fact, when I became a Muslim he was the only one in my whole family who supported me and helped me. We are very close. If he decides to have a marriage ceremony, would I be committing a sin if I attended?
As-Salamu `alaykum. We have heard about a Canadian Muslim group endorsing same-sex marriage legislation that calls for re-defining marriage to include same-sex partners. Officials of that organization declare that it is incumbent upon them, as a minority, to stand up in solidarity with other minorities—including Canada’s gays and lesbians. But many in the Muslim community believe religion does not condone homosexuality.What does Islam say about endorsing gay marriages? How should we Muslims deal with this issue?
Dear scholar,I have written to you before as well and am writing again. I am a male but am sexually attracted to males only since childhood. I believe it is genetically inherited. I have involved in homosexual activities including anal intercourse previously with different guys. But now I have repented and feel guilty and ask for forgiveness from Allah and have abandoned all such acts. I now want to get married to a female to try and satisfy myself but I have concerns:1. Since I am not attracted to females, I do not get erection thinking of females. I get erection only with males. So how will I enjoy life with a female. It would be like asking a heterosexual guy to live with another male. Although my parents are looking for a girl for me, but I don't feel comfortable remaining in the company of a girl. the issue of emotional harm should not come into play because I am polite to every one in general. But more than doing emotional harm, what I am afraid of is lack of erection and enjoyment and inability to do sexual intercourse with a female.2. Although I have repented and will not involve in homosexual activities in the future at any cost, but I am wondering if Islam allows male to male sex for those males who are attracted to males only. Because I have not been able to change my attraction (orientation) despite my efforts to look at girls and women and try to feel attracted to them. How should I spend my life then? What does Islam say about it? Should I remain a bachelor throughout my life or should I get married? How will I get to have children?3. I want to know more about the nation of Lut who was destroyed because I do not want to suffer their fate because of my past homosexual activities. I am a Muslim, have read the Kalima and want to go to Jannah. Although I understand that you had directed me not to be disappointed with the mercy of Allah and continue to seek forgiveness for my past deeds. I don't want to fail on the Day of Judgement because of my past homosexual activities.
As-Salaam `Alaykum warahmatullahi wa barakatuh! I do not know whether you’ve heard about an announcement of establishing a sexually stray organization consisting of gays and lesbians who claim affiliation to Islam. Its ideas are disseminated and promoted by means of their site on the World Wide Web. Some of the affiliates and sustainers of this organization allege that there is no proof in the Qur’an that forbids this sort of sexual conduct and that those who engage in such activities are excused because this issue is dependent on the genetic make-up of humans. Furthermore, they engage in these activities with mutual consent of both parties without any coercion or harm. They argue that some other religions have permitted their followers (who have this orientation) to establish places of worship specifically for themselves. This group claims that it is permissible for them to establish special masjids for themselves whereby one of their members can act as an Imam. This way they can satisfy their spiritual needs after satisfying their need for homosexual conduct. What is the position of Islam on this conduct? And what is Shari’ah verdict on this affair? And is it true that some Muslim scholars do not view stray sexual conduct as a crime detested by the Shari’ah or punishable by Islamic law? Benefit us, may Allah have mercy on you.
dear sir, i wanted to inquire whether why is homosexuality is forbidden in islam? moreover i wanted to inquire whether is it true that homosexuality is the part of every man 's life and it subsides with time...i have heard so..
Bismilahirahmanirrahim I would appreciate your help with my problem. Please answer it because I'm to ashamed to ask anyone else. I am in my mid-30's and all my life I have felt like I am the wrong gender. I am also attracted to members of the same sex, but I am repulsed by these thoughts and have never acted on them. I do not consider myself to be a homosexual, I would have preferred to have been the correct gender to fit my feelings. I don't know what caused me to be this way, but it makes me suffer very much and felt at times that I wished I never existed. Please could you answer the following questions for me: What does Allah (swa), Islam say concerning people like me? Am I sinful to feel this way? Am I cursed? Am I responsible for these feelings? Can I remain celibate all my life? What reward is there for someone like me if I remained patient without acting on these feelings? Would I still have to be the same gender in jannah (if I ever make it there inshallah)? Jazakallahum khair
salaam aleikoum i have a question about homosexuality, some poeple ( they say that they are moslims) say: "that homosexuality is not forbidden (haram) in the islam, and that the arguments in de quran which talk about homosexuality means acts and practice of homosexaulity and not to be homo. theze people think that it is halal to be homo and that Allah who create these feelings in people and that's why it is allowed in the islam". some other people say: "that homosexuality doesn't depends of religion but of culture and that because it's not allowed in arabic culture that's why some moslims think that homosexuality is haram, but in the fact it is not haram". some people say that: " it is haram to practice homosexuality, but it is not haram to be a homo, and that people who have homo's feelings have no sin if they practice homosexuality because Allah create them so, these people think that the problem is the feeling and not intentions or acts, and that some people born homo's so they don't have any sin to do that". can u explain me these punts,and is homosexuality haram ? is het haram to be homo or not?and is it true that some people have these feelings( homosexuel feelings) and born with it? is it possible for a person to born gay?and can that Allah punish someone that gay born is? how can that Allah punish someone because of a sin which he has not done but comes from Allah?and it is true thatIs it true that if someone has a bad intention to do something haram, but he has not done then Allah won't punish him?and that's why these people say that it is halal to be a homo and that Allah won't punish u because u didn't prcatice it.and they take that hadith as an argument: Dit is een hadith Qudsi:Allah has said: "If My servant considers doing a sin, do not record it against him. If he acts upon it, record it as one sin. If he considers doing a good deed and does not do it, record it as one good deed, and if he actually does it, record it as 10 good deeds." [Recorded by Imam Muslim]so they think that homosexuality is not haram but the acts of homosexuality is haram, and they say also that it is not haram to get bad intentions to do bad things unless if u did that bad thing. conclusion:they think that there is difference between acts, intentions and feelings and that all that come from Allah and not from satan.nB: i believ that homosexuality haram is, and that also get bad intentions to pratice homosexuality also haram, and that nonone born as a gay, as noone born addict on alcohol or addict on zina. but i want to answear these people... wasalaam aleikom warahmatoAllahi wabarakatuh
Assalamu alaikum,I am 29 years old married man. I have a beautiful girl child of 1.5 years old.My problem is that I was sexually abused by my nighbor during my childhood and as a result I am still getting attracted to men. I have had lot of sexual engagements with many men. I am learning qur'an by heart for 6 months now. I am punctual in doing my daily prayers & I fast on every thursday. Even after this I am continuing to have sex with men. I want to stop it now and here and I want to repent to Allah.How can the biggest sin of all get forgiven? I am planning to do Umrah in the coming Ramadan. I heard that doing Umrah n Ramadan is equivalent to a Haj. So will my sins be forgiven?Please pray for me & my family.Jazakallahu Khairan, -TK
Dear scholar, As-Salamu `alaykum. My friend was sexually abused in his childhood and now he only likes sex with males. Is there any treatment within Islam? Thanks in advance.
As-Salamu `alaykum! As homosexuality has become a phenomenon widespread in the world, not only in the West, we’d like to know what Islam says on this issue. Jazakumullah Khayran!
In a recent TV show, some lesbians and gays appeared and the announcer said that we should show some more respect to the feelings and behavior of others. He further commented that we should know how to live together and accept others. Myself, I was stunned by such words and could not utter a word. Please enlighten me on Islam’s stance and reply to such deviation.