Islam and Homesexuality in the light of Quran

“And [We had sent] Lot when he said to his people, “Do you commit such immorality as no one has preceded you with from among the worlds?

Indeed, you approach men with desire, instead of women. Rather, you are a transgressing people.”

But the answer of his people was only that they said, “Evict them from your city! Indeed, they are men who keep themselves pure.”

So We saved him and his family, except for his wife; she was of those who remained [with the evildoers].

And We rained upon them a rain [of stones]. Then see how was the end of the criminals.” (Qur’an 7 : 80-84)

In the above verse The Qur’an states how Allah destroyed the people of Lut. Ibrahimm AS (Palestine west) was the uncle of Prophet Lut AS who was residing in the city of Sodom , the eastern end of the ground Jordan. He was sent to a religion to spread the message of “Oneness of Allah” (Tawheed). The city where Lut resided is referred to as Sodom. Being situated at the north of the Red Sea, this community is understood to have been destroyed just as it is written in the Qur’an. Archaeological studies reveal that the city is located in the area of the Dead Sea which stretches along the Israel-Jordan border. The believers were saved and that land is still infertile and still very salty water it is known as Dead Sea.

The Prophet Lut AS had addressed his nation and showed his concern to their wrong act which was homosexuality (The word Sodomy is derived from the nation of sodom who started such a grave sin mostly sexual intercourse committed by unnatural way). The Nation had been committing such a great and shameful sin which nobody had committed before in the world. Prophet Lut AS warned them that you are transgressing the command of Allah (committing sin which was aginst the human nature). When the Prophet Lut AS told the people to abandon one of the greatest sins and delivered to them the message of Allah, they rejected him straightway. As a result of this, the tribe was destroyed by Allah. His people didn’t want to accept the advice so they wanted to evict Lut AS from their city. Allah saved Lut AS and his family (means the people who believed him) except his wife who was among the wrongdoers. The prophet Lut’s AS wife could not be saved from the punishment of Allah because of her wrongdoing despite having such an honourable position. Allah sent the torment in such a terrifying way that no one was saved from the wrath of Allah and no one could survive after this affliction.

Allah has described how He shattered the complete nation within minutes.These lava and basalt layers constitute the greatest evidence that a volcanic explosion and an earthquake had once taken place here. The catastrophe depicted in the following expression as “we rained down on them brimstones hard as baked clay, spread, layer on layer”. Then a sudden punishment from Allah destroyed the whole city (most likely a meteor shower).The expression “When Our Decree issued, We turned (the cities) upside down” which occurs in the same verse, must be referring to the earthquake which caused volcanoes to erupt over the surface of the earth with a devastating impact, and to the fissures and debris brought by it, and only Allah knows the truth of it.

In fact committing this act in any period of time is inviting the wrath of Allah and His punishment. When people’s conscience is dead so they could go to any extent. Now we see around the world it is legally approved to practice. Aren’t we inviting the wrath of Allah ? There is a big difference between sin and crime as per human law. But as per religious jurisprudence, All sins are crimes and this includes unnatural sex viz, between man and man, woman and woman man and animal, woman and animal, all kinds of unnatural sex. Homosexuality and Sodomy is an act which is forbidden in Islam. Quran says that marriage betwen a man and a woman is only lawful form of sex. The only way to sustain the balanced evolution of human progeny is to not intervene the chain of male female copulation or any physio-psycho aspect that could disrupt it or will lead to distraction in the land.

Homesexuality is condemned by the Quran which is the final word of God. Sexual orientation by any means is prohibited in islam.The Quran states : And the heaven He raised and imposed the balance, That you not transgress within the balance. (55 : 7/8). When people reject Allah’s command and defy it outrightly, Then Allah sends the punishment. The same thing happened with the people of Lut, as they turned down the message of Prophet Lut time and again, and didn’t stop their immoral activities. The only way to save ourselves from Allah’s punishment is that We have to constantly repent to Allah. Ask Allah to forgive the sin that we have comitted or stop that practice otherwise it would engulf the complete nation. This is the only solution to safeguard ourselves. Life is short be truthful to our Creator.

May Allah protect all of us from all kind of sin. Ameen


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