Homosexuality is a sin. Men and women should abstain from any practice of Homosexuality. Homosexuality is prohibited in Quran per the example of the people of Lot. The following verses will make this clear, God willing.
[26:165-166] "Do you have sex with the males, of all the people? "You forsake the wives that your Lord has created for you! Indeed, you are transgressing people."
[11:77] When our messengers went to Lot, they were mistreated, and he was embarrassed by their presence. He said, "This is a difficult day."
[11:78] His people came rushing; they had grown accustomed to their sinful acts. He said, "O my people, it would be purer for you, if you take my daughters instead. You shall reverence GOD; do not embarrass me with my guests. Have you not one reasonable man among you?"
[11:79] They said, "You know well that we have no need for your daughters; you know exactly what we want."
[11:80] He said, "I wish I were strong enough, or had a powerful ally!"
[11:81] (The angels) said, "O Lot, we are your Lord's messengers, and these people cannot touch you. You shall leave with your family during the night, and let not anyone of you look back, except your wife; she is condemned along with those who are condemned. Their appointed time is the morning. Is not the morning soon enough?"
Sodom & Gomorrah Destroyed
[11:82] When our judgment came, we turned it upside down, and we showered it with hard, devastating rocks.
[11:83] Such rocks were designated by your Lord to strike the transgressors.
The Quran forbids any sexual relationship other than in a marriage between a man and a woman. Many homosexual men and women claim that they are born with their sexual preferences and that they have no choice. Although this point is very much in dispute in the medical world, it has no support in the Quran. Even then, irrespective of the nature of homosexuality, this matter would not affect the laws spelled out clearly in the Quran .
The previous scriptures also prohibit homosexuality.
You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination. [Leviticus 18:22]
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. [1 Corinthians 6:9-10]
For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. [Romans 1:26-27]
In the Quran, we see reference to homosexuality in the story of Lot :
Lot: Homosexuality Condemned
Lot said to his people, “You commit such an abomination; 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.” [7:80-82]
Lot said to his people, “How could you commit such an abomination, publicly, while you see? You practice sex with the men, lustfully, instead of the women. Indeed, you are ignorant people.” The only response from his people was their saying, “Banish Lot's family from your town; they are people who wish to be pure.” [27:54-56]
Some people argue that, “God created humans with a certain sexual preference, hence there cannot be sin in it; the verses therefore must be limited in their applicability.” Medical research on the genetic predisposition for homosexual behavior is far from conclusive.
In any case, God prohibits it. Therefore, even if such a genetic link were found, the argument against it would be similar to that against consumption of alcohol or gambling. The latter two are associated with the make-up of one’s genes, but that does not make them acceptable in God’s eyes. In fact, much the same as homosexuality, God terms intoxicants and gambling as abominations of the devil (Quran 5:90). As such, we must refrain from any behavior that God commands against. While we may be inclined to sin; the test is to remain steadfast.
Is one who recognizes that your Lord's revelations to you are the truth equal to one who is blind? Only those who possess intelligence will take heed. They are the ones who fulfill their pledge to GOD, and do not violate the covenant. They join what GOD has commanded to be joined, reverence their Lord, and fear the dreadful reckoning. They steadfastly persevere in seeking their Lord, observe the Contact Prayers (Salat), spend from our provisions to them secretly and publicly, and counter evil with good. These have deserved the best abode. [Quran 13:19-22]
We know that this life is a test. Everyone of us has his/her own test. For example someone may be born blind, but that person is expected to live his/her life according to God's law. Others are born poor, short, tall, weak, missing fingers, having big nose...etc but all of them are expected to follow God's law. Some men or women may never marry in their life, or spend part of their life without a spouse. As per the Quran they still have to live a chaste life and avoid any sexual contacts outside a marriage. They have to suppress their sexual feelings to follow God's law. It is a major test and not an easy one for many. Only those who submit to God will do everything they can to follow His law. They know that their salvation and eternal happiness rests in doing so.
Since God condemns homosexuality, then we have to believe that a man or a woman with homosexual feelings is expected to behave like any other human being and follows God's laws if he/she truely believes in them. He/she shall resist his/her feelings, maintains abstinence, use all
available resources of help including medical, social and behavioral therapies to overcome their behavior and feelings.
They should pray to God to help them getting over it and submit to God's law that sees homosexuality as gross sin. Only those who steadfastly persevere in obeying God's law will they pass their test and confirm their submission to God.
For a person who asks, "why me?" We know God is the Most Merciful and Just (16:90) and He will give each one of us a fair test and a fair chance. He assigns the tests to suite each one of us and we believe that He will never burden any soul beyond its means (23:2).
[17:89] We have cited for the people in this Quran all kinds of examples, but most people insist upon disbelieving.
[18:54] We have cited in this Quran every kind of example, but the human being is the most argumentative creature.
[39:27] We have cited for the people every kind of example in this Quran, that they may take heed.
The spouses that God have made from among ourselves are those that aid in producing children. Since the spouses in homosexual relationship would not produce children they are not the spouses God made from among ourselves.
[16:72] And GOD made for you spouses from among yourselves, and produced for you from your spouses children and grandchildren, and provided you with good provisions. Should they believe in falsehood, and turn unappreciative of GOD's blessings?
There are men who have lived a homosexual life that has left that life behind and are now happily married. When those men appear to tell their story, they are often attacked by other men who have chosen a homosexual life style who claims that it is impossible to first be gay and then turn straight, and are sure that these men must be lying to themselves.
As it turns out some people living a homosexual life, and some people supporting people living homosexual lives, simply cannot accept and will even quite aggressively argue against the fact, that there are men who can be confused for a while, but later get their sexuality sorted out and return to leading a heterosexual life.
It is kind of the same phenomena that people who decide to dedicate all their worship to God alone go through. They are constantly approached and attacked by those who have chosen to stay behind, who wish that they too would stay in their place and not change, not move forward and not leave them behind, as it exposes their choice.
We all go through a purification process in this life, as we are all born into this world with qualities to rid ourselves of, rooted in our ego. Some go through more obvious purification than others (and this can be a true blessing) and some less obvious, but equally as important and serious.
To help us in this process, God has provided for us some extremely powerful tools. One of the most important tools is the daily Contact Prayers – Salat. Another extremely important command is to seek refuge in God whenever Satan approaches us with a suggestion/whisper/feeling.
[7:200]When the devil whispers to you any whisper, seek refuge in GOD; He is Hearer, Omniscient.
There are a few verses in the Quran giving us the formula for how to do this.
[23:97]Say, "My Lord, I seek refuge in You from the whispers of the devils.
[23:98]"And I seek refuge in You, my Lord, lest they come near me."
[113:0]In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
[113:1]Say, "I seek refuge in the Lord of daybreak.
[113:2]"From the evils among His creations.
[113:3]"From the evils of darkness as it falls.
[113:4]"From the evils of the troublemakers.
[113:5]"From the evils of the envious when they envy."
[114:0]In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
[114:1]Say, "I seek refuge in the Lord of the people.
[114:2]"The King of the people.
[114:3]"The god of the people.
[114:4]"From the evils of sneaky whisperers.
[114:5]"Who whisper into the chests of the people.
[114:6]"Be they of the jinns, or the people."
Know this. Once you seek God’s kingdom over you, everything else will fall into place. We do not possess the power to make ourselves, our family, or anyone else happy or miserable – only God possesses that power. His promise to us is that if we choose Him as our Lord and Master, He will provide for all our wants and needs. He will also provide for us the understanding of what is happening in our lives, that we may happily accept whatever is going on around us, and willingly submitting to the same. He is the Most Merciful, the Most Kind, the Most Just.
Once you repent and reform, ALL your past sins will turn into credits for you. You will start anew, and face life with support from an Almighty, Most Wise.
[25:70]Exempted are those who repent, believe, and lead a righteous life. GOD transforms their sins into credits. GOD is Forgiver, Most Merciful.
To stay on His path we need to nourish our souls, that our body and its desires looses its power and control over us. We actively do this by feeding our by observing the religious practices advocated by God Alone.
The Contact Prayers (Salat)
[29:45] You shall recite what is revealed to you of the scripture, and observe the Contact Prayers (Salat), for the Contact Prayers prohibit evil and vice. But the remembrance of GOD (through Salat) is the most important objective.* GOD knows everything you do.
[2:45-46]You shall seek help through steadfastness and the Contact Prayers (Salat). This is difficult indeed, but not so for the reverent, who believe that they will meet their Lord; that to Him they ultimately return.
Stay with God. You are guaranteed success, happiness and victory this way.
[79:40] As for the one who reverenced the majesty of his Lord, and enjoined the self from sinful lusts.
[79:41] Paradise will be the abode
[15:61] The messengers went to Lot's town.
[15:62] He said, "You are unknown people."
[15:63] They said, "We bring to you what they have been doubting.
[15:64] "We bring to you the truth; we are truthful.
[15:65] "You shall take your family during the night. Stay behind them, and make sure that none of you looks back. Go straight as commanded."
[15:66] We delivered to him this command: those people are to be annihilated in the morning.
[15:67] The people of the city came joyfully.
[15:68] He said, "These are my guests; do not embarrass me.
[15:69] "Fear GOD, and do not shame me."
[15:70] They said, "Did we not enjoin you from contacting anyone?"
[15:71] He said, "Here are my daughters, if you must."
[15:72] But, alas, they were totally blinded by their lust.
[15:73] Consequently, the disaster struck them in the morning.
[15:74] We turned it upside down, and showered them with devastating rocks.
[15:75] This is a lesson for those who possess intelligence.
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