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    Crimes of Homosexuality

    I thought this would be beneficial because of the number of threads relating to homosexuality.

    sorry if this is a repeat


    "And remember when We sent Lot to his people and he said to them: 'Do you realize, you practice an indecency of which no other people in the world were guilty of before?'"

    [Al-Quran, Sura Al-Araf 7:80]


    The 'indecency' referred to in this verse is the hideous act of homo- sexuality practiced by the people of Lot (May God's peace be upon him), that had brought down the wrath of God upon them.

    Crimes of Homosexuality
    --The people who practice homosexuality wage a war against their own nature, against their inherent psychological predilection. This causes a major disorder which leads to highly negative effects on the lives of both the parties involved in that unnatural act - effects of which are physical, psychological, as well as moral.

    --They act dishonestly with nature, since, while they derive sexual pleasure, they fail to fulfill the societal obligations of which this pleasure is a recompense.

    --They also act dishonestly with human society. Apart from neglecting the obligations they owe to society, they render themselves incapable of serving the human race and their own family.


    In light of the Quran, homosexuality is established as one of the deadliest sins; and that it incurred God's scourge on those who indulged in it.

    We also know from the teachings of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) that the Islamic state should purge society of this crime and punish those guilty of it.

    [Compiled from "Towards Understanding the Quran" by Abul Ala Maududi, Vol III, pg. 50]
    [Contributed by Br. Morshed Abul Ala, 2nd yr., University of Toronto, St. George Campus]

    "This day have I perfected your religion for you, completed My favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion. " al-Qur'an 5:3
    22.1 . O mankind! Fear your Lord . Lo! the earthquake of the Hour ( of Doom ) is a tremendous thing .


    "This day have I perfected your religion for you, completed My favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion. " al-Qur'an 5:3
    22.1 . O mankind! Fear your Lord . Lo! the earthquake of the Hour ( of Doom ) is a tremendous thing .



      Salaam. I'm not gay but I'm just wondering from a moral standpoint that since homosexuality is forbidden under Islam, what would happen to gay or lesbian individuals? A lot of gay and lesbians say that their sexual orientation is natural and they are born gay. Assuming that they are correct since straight people don't know, if homosexuality is outlawed in Islam then why would Allah make them that way so that their existence is a tortured and sexually frustrated way?


      Praise be to Allaah.

      We do not agree with their claim that their sexual orientation is natural; rather it is a distortion of nature. Allaah counted their deed as wrongdoing and immoral, and He sent upon the people of Lut a punishment the like of which no other nation had seen. He also tells us that this punishment is not ever far from the wrongdoers.

      Their claim that their orientation is natural serves only to propagate and spread immorality, and it is just an excuse for them. Many of them change their appearance so as to look odd, so how can we say that this is how they were created?

      Allaah does not create anyone just to punish or torture them. He created mankind to worship Him, but He may try His slaves with hardship as a test of their faith, to expiate for their sins and to raise their status. Allaah is too Just to force a person to commit sin and then punish him. On the contrary, people commit sins by their own free choice – like these perverted people – and it is for this that they deserve to be punished. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

      “and your Lord treats no one with injustice” [al-Kahf 18:49]

      And Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

      “Nay, Allaah never commands Fahshaa’ (evil deeds, unlawful sexual intercourse). Do you say of Allaah what you know not?” [al-A’raaf 7:28]

      And Allaah knows best.


        Humans have three main instincts, Spiritual, Survival and Sexual. Humans without any guidance(wahy) will try to satisfy these instincts in any way that please them. Islam has given us methods of how to satisfy these instincts correctly.

        The spiritual instinct or sometimes called the instinct of religiosity:

        Some humans worship idols, fire, anything living, other humans. Islam teaches us to worship Allah (swt) alone who is unlike His creation.

        Survival instinct:

        People sell alcohol, drugs, their bodies. They work or steal and use any method they want to, just so that this instinct is satisfied. Some religions in their failure to understand the human being advocate that having wealth is a sin whereas Islam since it is from THE Creator Allah(swt) allows seeking material values as long as the method is Islamic.

        Sexual instinct:

        Some people become homosexual, others paedophiles, others zoophiles, masturbation just so this instinct is satisfied. Christianity is famous for vows of chastity. Islam teaches us that there is only one way to satisfy this instinct that is a man with a woman.

        Islam is comprehensive in its solutions and is in harmony with human nature. To enjoy satisfying our instincts using the method that Allah(swt) revealed is not something bad.