Islam, along with other major religions, has traditionally considered homosexuality as a sin. This belief has been held by right-thinking individuals and authorities throughout history.
For instance, the American Psychiatric Association classified homosexuality as a mental disorder in its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) until 1973 when it removed it from the list of mental illnesses. This change was made to pave the way for LGBTQ+ acceptance. Similarly, the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from its International Classification of Diseases (ICD) in 1992.
Homosexuality has consistently been considered a sin within the Islamic tradition and continues to be viewed as such. The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ warned that homosexuality would be present in his ummah and he cursed it.
In recent times, we have seen how the LGBTQ+ movement is attempting to alter the narrative of gay marriage in Islam. They have managed to persuade certain “scholars” to endorse their views and have even created fake accounts, posing as Muslims, to promote their ideology.
It is important to note that no legitimate scholar or school of thought justifies the LGBTQ+ agenda. Allah has made it clear how He punished the people of Lot (AS) for engaging in such acts: “And we rained down on them a shower (of brimstone): Then see what was the end of those who indulged in sin and crime!” The subsequent verse warns us about ignoring the signs of Allah: “Surely in this is a sign, yet most of them would not believe.”
Regarding those who believe in changing their gender, the hadith reported by Ibn Abbas explains how the Prophet cursed effeminate men and women who assumed the manners of the opposite gender. He ﷺ said, “Turn them out of your houses.” These individuals exhibit behavior that mimics the opposite gender, let alone those who undergo complete gender transitions.
It is disheartening to think that there are people who believe in these ideas, but it is crucial to recognize and address this issue before it escalates further.
There are numerous Quranic verses and teachings from the Sunnah that unequivocally demonstrate that LGBTQ+ practices cannot align with Islam in any way. We will discuss this in more detail in the future, In sha Allah. excerpts from sunnahcentraNG