Qur'anic Ayahs and AHadiths on Homosexuality


The Prophet of Islam said: "Whoever you find committing the sin of the people of Lut (Lot), kill them, both the one who does it and the one to whom it is done" - i.e. if it is done with consent. (This hadeeth was narrated by al-Tirmidhi in his Sunan, 1376.)

The scholars of Islam, such as Maalik, al-Shaafi'i, Ahmad and Ishaaq said that the person guilty of this crime (sodomy) should be stoned, whether he is married or unmarried.

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]

"Do you approach the males of humanity, leaving the wives Allah has created for you? But you are a people who transgress"
(Quran 26:165-66).

The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said: (1) "Kill the one who sodomizes and the one who lets it be done to him."

"May Allah curse him who does what Lot's people did."

"Lesbianism by women is adultery between them."

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 Lot! (Remember) when he said unto his folk: Will ye commit abomination such as no creature ever did before you? Lo! ye come with lust unto men instead of women. Nay, but ye are wanton folk." (Quran: 7:80-81)

It is obligatory on both of them - the active and the passive partners - to repent to Allah urgently, passionately and sincerely for no worse combination of punishments was sent by Allah as the ones in the case of the people of Lut (asws), who used to commit this
crime (men having sex with men).

The combination of punishments was as follows:
They were blinded and left groping, as Allah said, "fa-tamasna a'yoonahum" (i.e., blinded them).
·A thunderous cry (tore their hearts) (al-sayha)
·Their homes were turned upside down.
·Allah rained upon them a storm of stones of baked clay prepared specifically for them and destroyed them completely.

Accordingly the punishment if Islam for sodomy is death whether the two involved are married or unmarried. Said the Prophet (peace be
upon him): "Whomsoever you find committing the act, kill them: both the active and the passive partners." (Abu Dawood, Tirmidhi, and Ibn
Majah, authenticated sahih by al-Albani, Arwaa' ul-Ghaleel 2350

Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): "So when Our Commandment came, We turned (the towns of Sodom in Palestine) upside down, and rained on them stones of baked clay, in a well-arranged manner one after another; Marked from your Lord" [Hood 11:82-83].
Then Allaah says, warning those who come after them of the nations who do the same deed as they did (interpretation of the meaning): "and they are not ever far from the Zaalimoon (polytheists, evildoers)" [Hood 11:83]

And Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): "And they indeed sought to shame his guest (by asking to commit sodomy with them). So We blinded their eyes (saying), `Then taste you My Torment and My Warnings.'" [al-Qamar 54:37]

Abu Bakr al-Siddeeq judged in accordance with this, and he wrote instructions to this effect to Khaalid, after consulting with the Sahaabah. `Ali was the strictest of them with regard to that. Ibn al-Qasaar and our shaykh said: "the Sahaabah agreed that [the person who commits homosexual acts] should be killed, but they differed as to how he should be killed". Abu Bakr al-Siddeeq said that he should be thrown down from a cliff. `Ali (may Allaah be pleased with him) said that a wall should be made to collapse on him. Ibn `Abbaas said, they should be killed by stoning. This shows that there was consensus among them that [the person who does homosexual acts] should be killed, but they differed as to how he should be executed. This is similar to the ruling of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) concerning the person who has intercourse with a woman who is his mahram [incest], because in both cases intercourse is not permitted under any circumstances. Hence the connection was made in the hadeeth of Ibn `Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) who reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, "Whoever you find doing the deed of the people of Loot, kill them." And it was also reported that he (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: "Whoever has intercourse with a woman who is his mahram, kill him." And according to another hadeeth with the same isnaad, "Whoever has intercourse with an animal, kill him and kill the animal with him."
(Narrated by Ahmad, 2420; Abu Dawood, 4464; al-Tirmidhi, 1454; al-Haakim, 4/355).

This ruling is in accordance with the ruling of sharee'ah, because the worse the haraam action is, the more severe the punishment for it. Having intercourse in a manner that is not permissible under any circumstances is worse than having intercourse in a manner, which may be permitted in some circumstances, so its punishment is more severe. This was stated by Ahmad in one of the two reports narrated from him. (Zaad al-Ma'aad, part 5, p. 40-41).

The same applies to the sin of lesbianism. There is no doubt among the fuqahaa' that lesbianism is haraam and is a major sin, as stated by al-Haafiz Ibn Hajar (may Allaah have mercy on him). (Al-Mawsoo'ah al-Fiqhiyyah, part 24, p. 251).

With regard to the specific type of punishment mentioned in the question – stoning to death – this kind of punishment is for the adulterer who is married. The shar'i punishment for the crime of homosexuality is execution – by the sword, according to the most correct view – as was narrated in the discussion above about the differences among the scholars as to how this execution should be carried out. As far as lesbianism is concerned, there is no hadd for it, but it is subject to ta'zeer [unspecified punishment to be determined at the discretion of the qaadi]. (al-Mawsoo'ah al- Fiqhiyyah, part 24, p. 253).

But if the person who does this evil deed, or any other action which is subject to a hadd punishment, repents, gives up that sin, seeks
forgiveness, regrets what he has done and intends never to go back to it – Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allaah have mercy on him) was
asked about that, and he answered: "If he truly repents to Allaah, Allaah will accept his repentance, and he does not need to confess his sin to anyone so that the hadd punishment would be carried out on him." (Majmoo' al-Fataawaa, part 34, p. 180).

Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): "And those who invoke not any other ilaah (god) along with Allaah, nor kill such person as Allaah has forbidden, except for just cause, nor commit illegal sexual intercourse ¾ and whoever does this shall receive the punishment. The torment will be doubled to him on the Day of Resurrection, and he will abide therein in disgrace; Except those who repent and believe (in Islamic Monotheism), and do righteous deeds; for those, Allaah will change their sins into good deeds, and Allaah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. And whosoever repents and does righteous good deeds; then verily, he repents towards Allaah with true repentance" [al-Furqaan 25:69-71].

"If two men among you are guilty of lewdness, punish them both. If they repent and amend leave them alone; for Allah is Oft-returning Most Merciful."
(Surat 4:16)

Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas: "If a man who is not married is seized committing sodomy, he will be stoned to death." (Dawoud 2101)

Malik related to me that he asked Ibn Shihab about someone who committed sodomy.
Ibn Shihab said, "He is to be stoned, whether or not he is muhsan." (Muwatta 41.11)

In Chapter 26 Verses 160 to 173 we read; "The people of Lot rejected the messengers. Their brother Lot said to them: 'Will you not fear God? I am to you a messenger worthy of all trust. So fear God and obey me. No reward do I ask of you for it. My reward is only from the Lord the of worlds. Of all the creatures of the world will you approach males, and leave those whom God has created for you as mates? Nay. You are people transgressing all limits.' They said: 'If you desist not O Lot, you will surely be cast out!'. He said: 'I do detest your doings. O my Lord! Deliver me and my family from such things as they do.' So we delivered him and his family, all except an old woman who lingered behind. The rest we destroyed utterly. We rained down on them a shower; and evil was the shower on those who were admonished."

In chapter 27 verses 54 to 56 we read: "And Lot who said to his people: 'Do you do what is indecent though you see its iniquity? Would you
really approach men in your lusts rather than women? You are a people grossly ignorant.' His people gave no answer but this: 'Drive out the
followers of Lot from our city. They are indeed men who want to be clean and pure.' But we saved him and his family except his wife: We
destined her to be of those who lagged behind. And We raked down on them a shower: and evil was the shower on those who were admonished".

Then in Chapter 11 Verses 77 to 83 we read: "When our messengers came to Lot, he was grieved on their account and felt himself powerless to
protect them". He said" 'This is a distressful day.' His people came rushing towards him and they had been long in the habit of practicing
abominations. He said: '0 my people! Here are my daughters: they are purer for you if you marry. Now fear God and cover me not with disgrace about my guests! Is there not among you a single tight-minded man?' They, however said: 'You know very well we have no need of your daughters. Indeed you know quite well what we want'. He said: 'Would that I had power to suppress you or that I could betake myself to some powerful support'. (The angels) said: '0 Lot! We are messengers from your Lord! By no means shall they reach you. Now travel with your family while yet a part of the night remains, and let not any of you look back; but your wife, to her will happen what will befall them. Morning is their appointed time. Is not the morning near'. When Our decree issued we turned the cities upside down, and rained down on them brimstones hard as baked clay, spread layer on layer, marked from your Lord. Nor are they ever far from those who do wrong".

Part of the Quranic perspective of the universe is that God Almighty controls everything in this world. Being the Creator of life and death, He is also the Sovereign and the legislator. He sends messengers to different peoples from among themselves who are role models as well as conveyers of His message to them. If they listen and obey, this is for their own good in this world and the next. Whatever God permits is everything that is good, pure and healthy; and whatever He forbids us to do, it is also for our own sake. This is how the Holy Quran looks at this act of committing homosexuality. It is against human nature; it is harmful to man and it betrays one basic goal of sex, namely: 'procreation within the limits of marriage only'. That is why it is prohibited to practice homosexuality.

Hadeeth (saying of prophet Muhammad) regarding homosexuality: Narrated AbuSa'id al-Khudri:
The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: "A man should not look at the private parts of another man, and a woman should not look at the private parts of another woman. A man should not lie with another man without wearing lower garment under one cover; and a woman should not be lie with another woman without wearing lower garment under one cover." (Abu Dawood)

Narrated AbuHurayrah:
The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: "A man should not lie with another man and a woman should not lie with another woman without covering their private parts except a child or a father." (Abu Dawood)

22. p. 86 2nd Hadeeth
The Prophet has mentioned the man whom Allah has made male but who becomes effeminate by imitating women and the woman whom Allah has made female but who becomes masculinized by imitating men Reported by Tabaraanee, Ghayatul Maram No.88.

Volume 7, Book 72, Number 774:
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: The Prophet CURSED effeminate men (those men who are in the similitude, assume the manners of women in manners of speaking, dressing, walking, behavior.)...And he said, "TURN THEM OUT OF YOUR HOUSES." The Prophet turned out such-and-such man, and 'Umar turned out such-and-such woman.

Volume 7, Book 72, Number 775:
Narrated Um Salama: "…that once the Prophet was in her house, and an effeminate man was there too. So the Prophet said (to his
wives) "These effeminate (men) SHOULD NOT enter upon you (your houses)."

One of the signs of the impending LAST DAY, "YAWM AL QIYAMAT", will be GENDER IMBALANCE with too many women for few men (KS p. 106). This will be followed by a lot of Adultery, Sodomy (Liwat), Effeminate Men, Zina, Fornication, (KS p. 264.)

A sexual act practiced among Homosexuals, which is strickly FORBIDDEN even among Married Couples, EVEN if it is done with consent.
Ibn `Abbaas said: "The Messenger of Allaah Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: "Allaah will not look at a man
who has intercourse with his wife in her anus." (Narrated by Ibn Abi Shaybah, 3/529; narrated and classed as saheeh by al-Tirmidhi, 1165).

It is strictly unlawful for the couple to engage in sodomy, as the Prophet said, "Cursed is the one who comes to his wife in her anus."
(Ahmad and Abu Dawud)

A man asked Ibn Abbas, radhiallahu anhu, about one engaging in sodomy with his wife, and Ibn Abbas said, "This man is asking me about

The Prophet sallallahu alayhe wa sallam has even said, "Whoever has intercourse [with his wife] during her menses, or commits sodomy with
her, or comes to a diviner, then he disbelieved in what was revealed to Muhammad."(Tirmithi).

The Prophet, saws, stated that the man is allowed to approach his wife in any manner as long as it is in the place of conception (i.e.,
the vagina). It is well known that this act is forbidden, even when both parties agree on it.

"Come not near to Al-FAWAHISH - shameful sins, illegal sexual Intercourse) whether committed openly or secretly."

"WHEN A MAN MOUNTS ANOTHER MAN, THE THRONE OF ALLAH SHAKES"-Prophet Muhammad (S)- (Hadith in reference to sexual intercourse among males)

"CURSED is he who goes unto another by its back." -Prophet Muhammad (S)- (Hadith in reference to Sexual intercourse through the Rectum
(Anal Sex)

The Prophet (saaw) said: "Four types of people get up in the morning while they are under the wrath of Allah and they sleep in the night while they are under the displeasure of Allah". He was asked: "Who are they, O Messenger of Allah?" The Prophet (saaw) replied, "Those men who try to resemble women and those women who try to resemble men (in manners of dressing, behavior, speech) those men who have sex with men and those who have sex with animals." (Al-Tabrani and Al- Baihaqi)

There is also the quote of one scholar who was having a bath once and a young boy entered and he said, “take him away from here as he is more dangerous to me than if it was a group of women coming to me”

In more than one place in His Majestic Book, Allah Most High has related the story of Lut (Lot). Concerning their destruction, He says:
"Then, when Our command came to pass, We turmed it (their city) upside down and rained upon it stones of baked clay, heaped layer upon layer, marked by your Lord. And they (the stones of punishment) are never far from the wrong doers!" (Hud 11: 82-83)

The last warning is for the Muslim Ummah: "If they indulge in the practice of homosexuality, Allah's punishment is not far off."

The Prophet (pbuh) cursed homosexuals by repeating three times: "Allah has cursed anyone who does what Lut's people did." And he said: "If you find any persons engaged in homosexuality, kill both the active and the passive partner."

There is consensus among Muslims that homosexuality is a major sin, which Allah has prohibited in the following verses: "Of all creatures in the world, do you approach males and leave those whom Allah created for you as your mates? But, rather, you are transgressors!" (Al-Sh'ura 26: 165-166)

In another verse, Allah Most High says concerning His prophet, Lut: "Truly, they were an evil people, perverted!" (Al-Anbiya 21:84)

The name of this town was Sodom, and its men practiced sex with men in addition to many other abominations.

The prophet (pbuh) said: "Lesbianism is Zina between women." Abu Hurairah reported Allah's Messenger (pbuh) said: "Four types of people awake under Allah's anger and go to bed under Allah's displeasure." Those who were listening asked: "Who are they, Messenger of Allah?" He replied: "Men who imitate women, women who imitate men, those who have sex with animals, and men who have sex with men."

It is said that when a man mounts a man, the Divine Throne shakes out of the fear of Allah's Wrath and the Heavens Tremble. Then the angels start reciting, "Say: 'He is Allah, the One; Allah, the self-sufficient. He does not beget nor is He begotten, and there is none like Him" (Ikhlas 112
1-4) until his wrath subsides.

Among those whom Allah will not look at on the Day of Resurrection, and to whom He will say, "Enter the Fire along with those who enter," the
Prophet (pbuh) counted the following: The active and the passive partners in homosexuality; the one who has sex with animals; the one who is married to a woman and her daughter at the same time; and the one who masturbates regularly, unless they repent and reform.

The Prophet (pbuh) said: "Allah will not look at a man who has intercourse with a man or a woman in the anus."

The Punishment inflicted on one who willingly makes himself a passive partner in homosexuality

Khalid bin Walid once wrote to Abu Bakr that in a certain place there was a man who invited other men to have sex with him. Abu Bakr then consulted with the Companions of the Prophet (pbuh) about this. Ali ibn Abi Talib said: "This is that sin which none but the people of Lut have done, and Allah Most High has informed us about how He punished them. In my opinion, he should be killed." So Abu Bakr wrote to Khalid, and Khalid killed him.


"And go not nigh to fornication; surely it is an obscenity. And evil is the way." 17:32

Hadith no. 33. Abu Hurairah, may Allah be pleased with him, reported:
Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) observed: "Whoever fornicates is NOT a believer so long as he commits it. . No drunkard who drinks wine is a believer as long as he drinks it." 33

Allah ta`ala says: "Do not come near Zina, for it is a shameful deed and an evil path." 17:32

Allah says, "Those who love (to see) obscenity published broadcast among the Believers will have a grievous Penalty in this life and in the Hereafter: Allah knows, and you know not." (Al-Noor 24:19)

"And come not near to unlawful sexual intercourse. Verily it is a faahishah (a great sin) and an evil way (that leads to Hell unless Allaah forgives)" [al-Israa' 17:32]

The married man who commits adultery deserves the worst kind of punishment, which is stoning to death, so that he may taste the results of his deeds and so that every part of his body may suffer just as every part of his body enjoyed the illicit liaison. The fornicator who was previously unmarried is to be punished with the maximum number of lashes mentioned in sharee'ah, which is 100 lashes, in addition to the scandal of this punishment being witnessed by a group of believers, and the humiliation of being banished from his city and the scene of his crime for one full year.

In Barzakh, the punishment for men and women who were guilty of zinaa is that they will be in an oven whose top is narrow and whose bottom
is wide, with a fire beneath it, and they will be naked therein. When the heat of the fire increases, they will scream and rise up until they nearly come out of the top, then when the fire decreases, they will fall back down. This will repeated over and over until the onset of the Hour.

Abu Hurayrah reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: "There are three to whom Allaah will not speak on
the Day of Resurrection, nor praise, nor look at; theirs will be a painful torment: an old man who commits zinaa, a king who lies, and a poor man who is arrogant." (Reported by Muslim, 1/102-103).

The punishment for Zinaa: "in akhira he will be hung naked from his private parts in a hot clay oven with immense fire and flames."

In a tradition transmitted by Bukhari, on the authority of Samurah ibn Jundab (raa), concerning a dream of the Prophet in which the
Prophet accompanied by Jibreel and Mikaail, the Prophet (saws) said: "We went on and arrived near a pit which was like an oven, out
of which we could hear cries. We glanced into it and saw naked men and women, who cried out when the flames reached them from below. I
asked, "Who are these, o Jibreel?" He replied: "Males and females who have committed fornication."


Men looking at other men
A man is not allowed to look at another man's awrah, i.e. the area between his navel and his knees(these two parts included), as the Prophet, saws, said, "A man should not look at the awrah of another man nor a woman of a woman, nor should a man go under one cloth with another man, nor a woman with another woman." (Muslim) He also said to a man he saw uncovering his thigh, "Cover your thigh, for the thigh is awrah." (al-Hakim)

38. p.162 2nd Hadeeth
`Aisha radhiAllaahoo `anhoo said : "At first the Messenger of Allaah prohibited people from going to public baths but later allowed men to
enter them wearing a lower garment." Related by Aboo Daawood (4009), Tirmidhee(131/2), Ibn Majah(749), Ghayatul Maram No.191.

39. p.162 3rd Hadeeth
He said : "Men must not enter them without a lower garment. Prevent women from entering them except when sick or after childbirth." Related by Aboo Daawood (4011), Ibn Majah (4748), Ghayatul Maram

Narrated AbuSa'id al-Khudri: The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: "A man should not look at the private parts of another man, and a woman
should not look at the private parts of another woman. A man should not lie with another man without wearing lower garment under one
cover; and a woman should not be lie with another woman without wearing lower garment under one cover." (Abu Dawood)

Narrated AbuHurayrah: The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: "A man should not lie with another man and a woman should not lie with
another woman without covering their private parts except a child or a father." (Abu Dawood)


Hadith no. 1526 Abu Hurairah, may Allah be pleased with him, reported: Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: "The adultery of the
eye is the lustful look; the adultery of the tongue is licentious speech; and the heart yearns and desires, while the loins MAY OR MAY NOT put into effect."