Islamic standpoint on Homosexuality (Ayats from the Qur’an)

Homosexuality of any kind is strongly condemned in Islam. It is viewed as unnatural and extremely sinful. In fact, there is a capital punishment specially designated for the believers who practice homosexuality. The following ayats will enlighten you more on Islam’s stance on Homosexuality.

We also (sent) Lut: Het said to his people: “Do ye commit lewdness such as no people in creation (ever) committed before you? (Surah Al-A‘raf, 80)


“For ye practise your lusts on men in preference to women : ye are indeed a people transgressing beyond bounds.” (Surah Al-A‘raf, 81)


And his people gave no answer but this: they said, “Drive them out of your city: these are indeed men who want to be clean and pure!” (Surah Al-A‘raf, 82)


And his people came rushing towards him, and they had been long in the habit of practising abominations.He said: “O my people! Here are my daughters: they are purer for you (if ye marry)! Now fear Allah, and cover me not with shame about my guests! Is there not among you a single right-minded man?” (Surah Hud, 78)


They said: “Well dost thou know we have no need of thy daughters: indeed thou knowest quite well what we want!” (Surah Hud, 79)


The inhabitants of the city came in (mad) joy (at news of the young men). (Surah Al-Hijr, 67)


Lut said: “These are my guests: disgrace me not: (Surah Al-Hijr, 68)


“But fear Allah, and shame me not.” (Surah Al-Hijr, 69)


They said: “Did we not forbid thee (to speak) for all and sundry?” (Surah Al-Hijr, 70)


He said: “There are my daughters (to marry), if ye must act (so).” (Surah Al-Hijr, 71)


Verily, by thy life (O Prophet), in their wild intoxication, they wander in distraction, to and fro. (Surah Al-Hijr, 72)


“Of all the creatures in the world, will ye approach males, (Surah Ash-Shu‘ara’, 165)


“And leave those whom Allah has created for you to be your mates? Nay, ye are a people transgressing (all limits)!” (Surah Ash-Shu‘ara’, 166)


They said: “If thou desist not, O Lut! thou wilt assuredly be cast out!” (Surah Ash-Shu‘ara’, 167)


He said: “I do detest your doings.” (Surah Ash-Shu‘ara’, 168)


Would ye really approach men in your lusts rather than women? Nay, ye are a people (grossly) ignorant! (Surah An-Naml, 55)


“Do ye indeed approach men, and cut off the highway?- and practise wickedness (even) in your councils?” But his people gave no answer but this: they said: “Bring us the Wrath of Allah if thou tellest the truth.” (Surah Al-‘Ankabut, 29)

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