Islam and LGBT: Islamic views on LGBT
Islamic views on LGBT is quite clear. Islamic teachings consider homosexual acts as sinful and contrary to the natural order established by God. This is primarily based on specific Quranic verses and hadiths (sayings and actions of the Prophet Muhammad). The story of the people of Lut A.S. (mentioned in the Quran) is often cited as an example of God’s punishment for engaging in homosexual acts. As a result, many scholars and religious authorities consider homosexual behavior to be forbidden in Islam. lets learn more about Islamic views on LGBT:
What Allah commanded and what He forbade both contain knowledge.
The Muslim should never, ever question the wisdom of what Allah has commanded. He should be aware that Allah’s commands and prohibitions are made with tremendous knowledge.
In accordance with the natural propensity (fitrah) with which Allah created man, it is the straight path and the only means by which man can be safe and at peace, guarding his honor, his mind, and his health.
Islam and its laws have been challenged by some heretics, who have condemned plural marriage, and divorce, and permitted the consumption of alcohol. such who observe the state of their communities will observe the misery in which such cultures are currently living.
Murder replaced divorce when they decided against it. Men started taking mistresses when they rejected multiple marriages. Alcohol was made available, and all kinds of dishonorable and immoral behavior proliferated. now they question Islamic views on LGBT.
Lesbians and gays go against what is natural.
Gays and lesbians both oppose the natural tendency (fitrah) that Allah created in humans and animals, whereby the male is drawn to the female, and the female is drawn to the male.
Anyone who does otherwise is going against the fitrah, the basic nature of humanity.
Lesbianism and homosexuality pose dangers.
Both the East and the West cannot deny that these diseases exist as a result of the spread of homosexuality.
Even if the only outcome of this depravity was the human immune system being attacked by AIDS, that would be sufficient.
As a result of their preoccupation with these perversions, it also leads to family dissolution, people quitting their jobs, and students quitting their studies.
Islamic views on LGBT are very clear. The Muslim should not wait until science shows that damage befalls the one who violates Allah’s restrictions since it has been issued by his Lord. Instead, he must fully believe that Allah only forbids what is beneficial to mankind, and these contemporary findings should only strengthen his conviction and belief in the vastness of Allah’s knowledge.
Ibn al-Qayyim said:
“Both of them – fornication and homosexuality – involve immorality that goes against the wisdom of Allah’s creation and commandment. For homosexuality involves innumerable evil and harms, and the one to whom it is done would be better off being killed than having this done to him, because after that he will become so evil and so corrupt that there can be no hope of his being reformed, and all good is lost for him, and he will no longer feel any shame before Allah or before His creation. The semen of the one who did that to him will act as a poison on his body and soul. The scholars differed as to whether the one to whom it is done will ever enter Paradise. There are two opinions which I heard Shaykh al-Islam (may Allah have mercy on him) narrate.” (al-Jawab al-Kafi, p. 115)
What is homosexuality?
Having sex with men in the back is what is meant by being homosexual. The wretched people of the Prophet Lut (peace be upon him) did this. The tip of the penis is inserted into a male’s anus, according to the shari’ah.
What is lesbianism?
Lesbianism is the act of one woman treating another in a manner similar to that of a man.
The Quran makes mention of homosexuality and lesbianism.
What the Quran and Sunnah say about these deeds is as follows:
1) “And (remember) Lut (Lot)! When he said to his people, ‘Do you commit Al-Fahishah (evil, great sin, every kind of unlawful sexual intercourse, sodomy) while you see (one another doing evil without any screen). Do you practice your lusts on men instead of women? Nay, but you are a people who behave senselessly.’ There was no other answer given by his people except that they said: ‘Drive out the family of Lut (Lot) from your city. Truly, these are men who want to be clean and pure!’ So We saved him and his family, except his wife. We destined her to be of those who remained behind. And We rained down on them a rain (of stones). So evil was the rain of those who were warned.” [al-Naml 27:54-58 – interpretation of the meaning]
2) And (remember) Lut (Lot), We gave him Hukm (right judgement of the affairs and Prophethood) and (religious) knowledge, and We saved him from the town (folk) who practiced Al-Khabaith (evil, wicked and filthy deeds). Verily, they were a people given to evil, and were Fasiqun (rebellious, disobedient to Allah)” [al-Anbiya 21:74 – interpretation of the meaning]
3) “And (remember) Lut (Lot), when he said to his people: ‘Do you commit the worst sin such as none preceding you has committed in the ‘Alamin (mankind and jinn)?” [al-A’raf 7:80 – interpretation of the meaning]
And Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):
“And (remember) Lut (Lot), when he said to his people: ‘You commit Al-Fahishah (sodomy the worst sin) which none has preceded you in (committing) it in the ‘Alamin (mankind and jinn)’” [al-‘Ankabut 29:28]
4) “Verily, We sent against them a violent storm of stones (which destroyed them all), except the family of Lut (Lot), them We saved in the last hour of the night.” [al-Qamar 54:34 – interpretation of the meaning]
5) Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):
“And (remember) Lut (Lot), when he said to his people: ‘Do you commit the worst sin such as none preceding you has committed in the ‘Alamin (mankind and jinn)?
Verily, you practice your lusts on men instead of women. Nay, but you are a people transgressing beyond bounds (by committing great sins)’” [al-A’raf 7:80-81]
The punishment inflicted on the Lut’s people
Islamic views on LGBT can be cleared from these verse. These verses speak of the punishment inflicted on the Lut’s people. Regarding the decisions made about them:
Allah says (interpretation of the meaning]:
“And the two persons (man and woman) among you who commit illegal sexual intercourse, hurt them both. And if they repent (promise Allah that they will never repeat, i.e. commit illegal sexual intercourse and other similar sins) and do righteous good deeds, leave them alone. Surely, Allah is Ever All-Forgiving (the One Who forgives and accepts repentance ), (and He is) Most Merciful.” [al-Nisa 4:16]
Ibn Kathir said:
“The words of Allah ‘And the two persons (man and woman) among you who commit illegal sexual intercourse, hurt them both’ mean, those who commit immoral actions, punish them both. Ibn ‘Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him), Sa’id ibn Jubayr and others said: By condemning them, shaming them and hitting them with shoes. This was the ruling until Allah abrogated it and replaced it with whipping and stoning. ‘Ikrimah, ‘Ata, al-Hasan and ‘Abd-Allah ibn Kathir said: This was revealed concerning a man and woman who committed fornication. Al-Saddi said, it was revealed concerning young people before they get married. Mujahid said: it was revealed concerning two men if they admit it bluntly; a hint is not sufficient – as if he was referring to homosexuality. And Allah knows best.” (Tafsir Ibn Kathir, 1/463).
The Sunnah makes mention of lesbianism and homosexuality
1) Ibn ‘Abbas said: “The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: ‘Whoever you find doing the deed of the people of Lut, kill the one who does it and the one to whom it is done.” (Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 1456; Abu Dawud, 4462; Ibn Majah, 2561. This hadith was classed as sahih by Shaykh al-Albani in Sahih al-Jami’, no. 6589).
2) Ibn ‘Abbas said: “The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “… cursed is the one who has intercourse with an animal, cursed is the one who does the action of the people of Lut.” (Narrated by Ahmad, 1878. This hadith was classed as sahih by Shaykh al-Albani in Sahih al-Jami’, no. 5891).
3) Jabir (may Allah be pleased with him) said: “The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: ‘There is nothing I fear for my ummah more than the deed of the people of Lut.’” (Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 1457; Ibn Majah, 2563. This hadith was classed as sahih by Shaykh al-Albani (may Allah have mercy on him) in Sahih al-Jami’, no. 1552).
Conclusion: Islamic Views on LGBT
From the above references, sunnah, and Quranic verses, the Islamic views on LGBT becomes clear. Being LGBT or inclination towards LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual) goes against nature. It goes against how God created humans. It breaks families, breaks relationships, and breaks the cycle of reproduction, bringing deadly diseases. It is the same evil practice committed by the people of Prophet Lut (PBUH), the people of Sodom and Gomorrah. The Muslims and Christians know it is an evil practice. The Story of Prophet Lot is mentioned in Bible and is a great example of punishments for such transgressions.
As “Pride month” is going on, multiple media and organizations may try to infuse the drug of homosexuality in our societies, in the mind of our youth and kids and woman, we as Muslims, Christians, Jews, and everyone with the right state of mind should protect our families from this evil.
and Allah knows Best,
May Allah protect us all from these heinous Sins.