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One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
what about men to men sex?
One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
What does Islam have to say about homosexuals and men who claim they were born that way, and have not control over what does and does not attract them. I have a few friends who are gay and are in this dilemma where they want to become good muslims,yet have been cursed with homosexuality and despite many many efforts have not been able to come to terms with it. Please could you shed some light on this subject....and the fact that 1 of every 10 men ARE homosexual.....does that mean 1 of every 10 muslim men are homosexual. Science and psychology do not reject it, so why does Islam. Can it not be true that Allah made some humans hetrosexual and some human homosexual ?? A taboo issue...that need some light !
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Your question: What does Islam have to say about homosexuals
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 7 Surah Aaraf verses 80-82:And We sent Lot as a Messenger. And he said to his people, Have you become so shameless that you commit such indecent acts as no one committed before you in the world? You gratify your lust with men instead of women. Indeed you are a people who are transgressors of all limits! But the only answer his people gave was, turn out these people from your habitations for they pose to be very pious.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 11 Surah Hud verses 82-83:Accordingly, when the time of the execution of Our Judgement came (for the people of Lot), We turned the habitation upside down and rained on it stones of baked clay, each of which had been specifically marked by your Lord. And such a scourge is not far from the tyrannous people!
Homosexuality is absolutely forbidden in Islam. It is an abomination and a grave sin in the eyes of Allah, and in Islam the doers of this sin are punishable by death!
This deed is deemed un-natural and against humanity and society in Islam. This deed is an evil and immoral deviation of man, and is not even found in the lower forms of animate life! Allah destroyed the whole habitation of Prophet Lot, and turned the whole city upside-down, and rained on them a rain of brim-stones for their sin of homosexuality. It was not that every individual in Sodom and Gomorrah who were destroyed committed sodomy; but even those who accepted it, propagated it, looked upto it as a norm and fashion, and allowed it without raising a voice against this abomination, were all destroyed by Allah Subhanah.
And Allah warns in the Holy Quran: And such a scourge is not far from the tyrannous people! Thus if in the world today, this act of sodomy is propagated and accepted as normal and as fashionable, and society as a whole does not take steps to abolish this abomination, the scourge that came upon the people of Sodom and Gomorrah is not far!
We seek refuge in Allah from His Wrath and His Anger and His Punishment!
Your question: What does Islam have to say about homosexuals and men who claim they were born that way, and have not control over what does and does not attract them.
The people who say that they are physically attracted to the same sex as theirs are manifest and shameless liars! No one knows man and his nature more than the One Who Created man, and gave him his nature.and He Declares that this attraction of male-to-male or female-to-female is an unnatural and a shameless deviation of man himself!
Your question: I have a few friends who are gay and are in this dilemma where they want to become good muslims,yet have been cursed with homosexuality and despite many many efforts have not been able to come to terms with it.
The believers, who sincerely fear Allah and the Last Day, have two choices:
- Believe, trust, obey and follow the Guidance of Allah Subhanah, or,
- Believe the claims of the homosexuals who claim they were born with this homosexual attraction to the same sex!
Our Lord and Creator is a Merciful and Just Lord, and He is far Exalted and High above ever being unjust to any of His creation. Allah Subhanah destroyed the inhabitants of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah (the community of Prophet Lot (a.s.)) because they indulged in and accepted the evil practice of homosexuality! If homosexuality was a natural phenomenon (as claimed by some ignorant-modern-educated people), then it would have been unjust of Allah Subhanah to destroy a people because of their natural attraction towards their same sex!
Either we believe in the Decrees and Commands of Allah Subhanah, or we believe in the claims of the homosexuals! The decision is for each individual to make for himself.
Your question: and the fact that 1 of every 10 men ARE homosexual.....does that mean 1 of every 10 muslim men are homosexual.
One must have the intelligence to differentiate clearly between fact and hearsay or theory or claims! If the statistics state that one out of every ten men today are homosexual, then the fact remains that one out of every ten men have deviated from their natural paths to the path of sin, and chosen of their own free will to be associated sexually with a member of their same sex!
Your question: Science and psychology do not reject it, so why does Islam. Can it not be true that Allah made some humans hetrosexual and some human homosexual ?
The Holy Quran never ever will go against any Scientific Fact; for the Perfect Creator who created the heavens and the earth and everything that exists in between, is the same Creator Who created its science!
Thus, we must learn to differentiate between Scientific Fact and Theory! The Glorious Quran may or may not agree with some theories, but scientific fact will Always, I repeat, Always, conform with the Quran 100%!
Homosexuality as a natural phenomena is nothing but a theory, and Islam absolutely and categorically denounces this false theory, just as Islam denounces the theory that man originated from apes!
The Earth is spherical shaped, revolves around its axis at a considerable speed is a scientific fact and in accordance with the Quran! The Sun, the Moon and all the other heavenly bodies move in their own orbit is a scientific fact, and in accordance with the Quran! The process of birth of man in the womb of a woman is a scientific fact, and in absolute accordance with the Quran! Although The Glorious Quran is not a book of science, no scientific fact will ever go against the guidance and teachings of the Quran; for the One Who Revealed this Glorious Book of Guidance is no other than the One Who Created everything in existence and gave it its nature!
Your question: Can it not be true that Allah made some humans hetrosexual and some human homosexual ?
It would be as impossible for man to prove that some human beings are born homosexuals, as it would be to prove that the origin of man came from apes.for both of them are nothing but false theories and against the very guidance and the teachings of the One Who Created everything in existence!
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your Brother in Islam,