The practice of homosexuality is becoming rampant. Most of the European and American countries have legalized it under their courts of law. India has recently legalized homosexuality by passing legislation (article 377) in the Indian Constitution. As a result this year we found valentine accessories exclusively for gays and lesbians which were sold well in advance.
If we go down to analyze the text of most of the major religions they do not carry any explicit texts in favour of this heinous act. The religion of Islam is sterner on this evil. “The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: ‘Whoever you find doing the deed of the people of Loot, kill the one who does it and the one to whom it is done.” Tirmidhi 1456 classed as shaheeh by Shaykh al-Albaani.
The people of Prophet Loot AS where the ones who started this dishonorable act. The era of Prophet Loot AS was during the era of Prophet Ibrahim AS (the father of all prophets). The Prophet Loot AS said to his people, “You commit such a disgrace; no one in the world has done it before!”You practice sex with the men, instead of the women. Indeed, you are a transgressing people.” His people responded by saying, “Evict them from your town. They are people who wish to be pure.” “Consequently, we saved him and his family, but not his wife; she was with the doomed”. “We showered them with a certain shower; note the consequences for the guilty” [Al-Araf 7:80 to 7:84].
Humans are not homosexuals by nature. People become homosexuals because of their actions, irresponsible attitude, and the culture of free will (human rights in its worst form)! Advocates of homosexuality equate it to be natural and see no harm in its practice. We all know for the fact that one who goes against nature is sure to be ruined. Justifications such as hormonal imbalance, etc cannot be basis for it to be acceptable. Sin is a sin no matter what. Allah SWT created us as a free agent and has provided consciousness to differentiate between right and wrong. We come across two paths in our journey of life. One is good which leads to the unlimited bounties of heaven and the other is bad which leads to the permanent dwelling of hell. It is on the individual to choose which ever way he wants. But on the other hand it is the common ploy of the Satan (sworn enemy) to convince people that sin is a way of life. But Allah SWT says that little can the Satan inflict his evil on His sincere followers. Allah SWT says to Satan; “You have no power over My sincere believers. You only have power over the ones who are astray” [Al-Hijr 15:42].
Prophet Muhammed PBUH used to fear a lot about his ummah getting involved into the act of sodomy. It was narrated by Jaabir (may Allah be pleased with him): “The Prophet PBUH said: ‘There is nothing I fear for my ummah more than the deed of the people of Loot.” Tirmidhi 1457 classed saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaani. In another tradition it was narrated that Ibn Abbaas said: “The Prophet Muhammed PBUH said: “… cursed is the one who has intercourse with an animal, cursed is the one who does the action of the people of Loot [Ahmed 1878 classed as shaheeh by Shaykh al-Albaani].
One narrative, attributed as part of Prophet Muhammad’s farewell speech, says, “Whoever has intercourse with a woman and penetrates her rectum, or with a man, or with a boy, will appear on the Last Day stinking worse than a corpse; people will find him unbearable until he enters hell fire, and Allah SWT will cancel all his good deeds.”
To prevent the ummah from this disgraced sin the Prophet PBUH said, “No man should look at the private parts of another man, and no woman should look at the private parts of another woman, and no two men sleep [in bed] under one cover.”
Prophet PBUH again said “Lesbianism by women is adultery between them.” (Tabarani, sahih)
It is the duty of us as Muslims to state unequivocally and unambiguously that homosexuality is a deviant behavior and that there is not even an iota of doubt that Islam condemns this shameful act.
Before concluding let us all pray together that the lord of the heavens keep all of us away from all misdeeds in particular homosexuality leading to hell, instill in us good qualities from which Allah SWT himself is pleased with, grant us and our children high ranks in Jannah. Aameen.