This is an act that is strongly prohibited in Islam and other religions alike. It is said that the 21st century is a free society where everyone is free to do whatever they like at their own expense. Even if every other religion is rigged to allow this act, the religion of Islam will never ever tolerate the despicable act of homosexuality. The following are the reasons for Islam’s hatred of the ungodly practice of homosexuality.
- It clashes with the “natural” order in which God created human beings
- It brings destruction of the family and the institutions of marriage
- t leads people to ignore God’s guidance in other areas of life
In the old testament, a whole nation was destroyed by God due to the rampant obscene behavior of homosexuality. This story was similar to that shared in the Holy Quran, the story of the people of Lut.
As a prophet of God, Lut (Alaihi Salam) preached to his people.
We also sent Lut. He said to his people:
“Will you commit lewdness such as no people in creation ever committed before you? For you come in lust to men in preference to women. No, you are indeed a people transgressing beyond bounds”.
In another verse, Lut (Alaihi Salam) advised the evil does thus:
“Of all the creatures in the world, will you approach males, and leave those whom Allah has created for you to be your mates? No, you are a people transgressing (all limits)!”
Muslims are of the opinion that homosexuality stems from conditioning or exposure and that a person who feels homosexual urges should strive to change. In Islam, there is no legal judgment against people who feel homosexual impulses but do not act upon them.
In many Muslim countries, acting upon homosexual feelings; exhibiting the behavior itself is condemned and is subject to legal punishment. The specific punishment varies among jurists, ranging from jail time or flogging to the death penalty. In Islam, capital punishment is only reserved for the most grievous crimes which hurt society as a whole.
Some jurists view homosexuality in that light, particularly in countries such as Iran, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and Yemen.
Arrest and punishment for homosexual crimes, however, are not frequently carried out. Islam also places a strong emphasis on an individual’s right to privacy. If a “crime” is not carried out in the public sphere, it is largely overlooked as being a matter between the individual and God.