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In this materialistic age when everything is

being sacrificed at the altar of 'freedom',


the world from east to west, is witnessing a
total collapse of morality and decency.
Virtue is portrayed as evil while sins of
every type are being glamourised so as to
seem acceptable to society.
But the saddest part of this is that while the
Muslims were supposed to lead the world
out of this turmoil and offer it lslaam as the
only solution to its problems, they have
begun to embrace the bankrupt ways of
those who are themselves groping in the
darkness of ignorance. Unfortunately many
of the abominable practices found in the
West and other non-Islamic societies are
creeping into Muslim societies. May Allah
The Islamic Viewpoint
protect us!
This book, based on a pamphlet distributed
by the General Presidency Department of
the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention
of Vice, Saudi Arabia, discusses the issue of
homosexuality and lesbianism in Islaam.

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began wandering in the wilderness of the immoralities
INTRODUCTION
of the local population. Indecency, promiscuity,
Allah ta'aalaa, through His infinite Mercy and Grace,
obscenity, selfishness, cheating, etc. are not seen as evils
has created the human being as the "most noble and
in the society we live in and being affected by them is
honourable creation". If he adorns himself with the
inevitable if measured precautions are not taken.
noble character and teachings of the noble Prophet
sallallahu alayhi wasallam, he surpasses even the One great evil being promoted is the filth of
angels in honour. O n the contrary, if he neglects the homosexuality. Islaam being a natural religion, Allah
beautiful teachings of Islaam, he will stoop lower than ta'aalaa has declared this unnatural act as unlawful.
the animals in disgrace. Despite all apparent enjoyments Moreover, no divine religion permits sexual pleasure
and life of glamour, he will be nothing more than a being derived from the same sex- man from man and
corpse shrouded in beautiful and expensive clothing. woman from woman. This evil and shameless mischief
Living in the Western society, it becomes extremely vital is greatly disliked by Allah ta'aalaa. His Curse descends
to realise this fact and hold fast to the Rope of Allah upon those who fulfil their desires by indulging in this
ta'aalaa by following the beautiful teachings of our vice. T h e very first community involved in this
beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. shameless act were the people of Loot. Allah ta'aalaa
engulfed them with disaster and punishment, which
From amongst the calamities facing the Muslim Ummah
stands as a warning for all to come until the Day of
in this day and age is accepting the Western culture as
Judgement:
the way of life. This Western culture is one where virtue
* When our decree issued, We turned (the cities) upside
is portrayed as evil, and evil as an acceptable item of
society. T h e media; television, newspapers and down, and rained down on them brimstones hard as
magazines play a very important role in influencing the baked clay, spread layer on layer, marked withfire in
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viewers and readers to accept their way of life. As a the Providence of thy Lord (for the destruction of the
consequence, the Muslim, who was supposed to have wicked). And they are never far from the wrongdoers.
been a beacon light for those wandering in the darkness, (Glorious Qur'aan: 11:82/83)
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Allah ta'aalaa has mentioned this incident on various dty" 4
occasions in the Qur'aan, and the style everywhere is
THOUGHTS AND CONCERNS I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH
highly admonishing.
YOU, MY DEAR BROTHER', THE MUSLIM YOUTH
Rasoolullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam has also
condemned such persons though various Ahaadeeth to My Respected Brother-in-Islaam
the extent that committing this unnatural act with one's Assalaamu 'Alaykum wa rahnlatullahi wa barakaatuh
wife has also been prohibited. If this is the case with
one's own wife, how would it ever be permissible for a In the spirit of Islamic brotherhood and in keeping
man to derive sexual pleasures from another man or a with the Sunnah of our Prophet Muhamrnad
woman from another woman. sallallahu alayhi wasallam who has said, 'None ofyou
T h e Islamic Da'wah Academy has published this has Imaan (Faith) until he loves for his brother what
article, prepared by Shaykh Shu'ayb Ahmad, based on a he loves for himself', please allow me to offer to you
pamphlet distributed by the 'General Presidency the following words of advice:
Department of the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention Every true believer living in this world fears the Wrath
of Vice', Saudi Arabia, to bring awareness amongst the and Punishment of Allah ta'aalaa. Are you safe, 0 my
Muslims living in the Western society, so that they may brother, from the Punishment of Allah ta'aalaa? T h e
realise the evil harms of this filth and safeguard question each one of us has to ask himself is; would
themselves from the Wrath of Allah ta'aalaa.
you like to be amongst those who will be punished
Remember, success lies only in fulfiling the Commands tomorrow, on the day in which neither wealth nor
of Allah ta'aalaa as shown by the beloved Rasool children will be of any benefit except to that person
sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
who appears before Allah with a pure heart? Would
Muhammad Saleem Dhorat
Leicester UK. . you be happy if your soul were reduced to the lowest
position after Allah had created it in the best of
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1 Although the masculine gender has been used in this book, it applies
31st August 2000
generally to both males and females alike.
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Allah ta'aalaa has mentioned this incident on various dty" 4
occasions in the Qur'aan, and the style everywhere is
THOUGHTS AND CONCERNS I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH
highly admonishing.
YOU, MY DEAR BROTHER', THE MUSLIM YOUTH
Rasoolullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam has also
condemned such persons though various Ahaadeeth to My Respected Brother-in-Islaam
the extent that committing this unnatural act with one's Assalaamu 'Alaykum wa rahnlatullahi wa barakaatuh
wife has also been prohibited. If this is the case with
one's own wife, how would it ever be permissible for a In the spirit of Islamic brotherhood and in keeping
man to derive sexual pleasures from another man or a with the Sunnah of our Prophet Muhamrnad
woman from another woman. sallallahu alayhi wasallam who has said, 'None ofyou
T h e Islamic Da'wah Academy has published this has Imaan (Faith) until he loves for his brother what
article, prepared by Shaykh Shu'ayb Ahmad, based on a he loves for himself', please allow me to offer to you
pamphlet distributed by the 'General Presidency the following words of advice:
Department of the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention Every true believer living in this world fears the Wrath
of Vice', Saudi Arabia, to bring awareness amongst the and Punishment of Allah ta'aalaa. Are you safe, 0 my
Muslims living in the Western society, so that they may brother, from the Punishment of Allah ta'aalaa? T h e
realise the evil harms of this filth and safeguard question each one of us has to ask himself is; would
themselves from the Wrath of Allah ta'aalaa.
you like to be amongst those who will be punished
Remember, success lies only in fulfiling the Commands tomorrow, on the day in which neither wealth nor
of Allah ta'aalaa as shown by the beloved Rasool children will be of any benefit except to that person
sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
who appears before Allah with a pure heart? Would
Muhammad Saleem Dhorat
Leicester UK. . you be happy if your soul were reduced to the lowest
position after Allah had created it in the best of
3rd Jamaadiul Aakhir 1421 -- - - - -- -- - -

1 Although the masculine gender has been used in this book, it applies
31st August 2000
generally to both males and females alike.
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forms? Would you allow yourself to be disgraced in act? Is he not aware that Allah ta'aalaa has the power
front of the whole of mankind and the entire creation to send down upon him a swift and severe
oil the Day of Qiyaanlah (Reckoning)? Certainly you punishment or even seize him while he is involved in
would not like any of this to happen to you!
it? What will his position be when he appears before
Please let me share with you some brotherly advice his Rabb (Sustainer) on the Day of Qiyaamah?
regarding just one evil that has become so widespread
And such is the Grasp of your Rabb when He
today especially amongst the youth. I know that
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seizes a community while it transgresses!


there may be many questions roving in your mind
regarding this evil:
Certainly His Grasp is very painful. (1 1:102)
Is it so grave that we should discuss it? Let us now look at a few verses of the Qur'aan, some
* What is the solution to it? Ahaadeeth, narrations of the Sahaabah radhiyallaahu
How can we save ourselves from it? anhum and sayings and verdicts of the 'ulamaa
What are the harms and consequences of it?
regarding the sin of homosexuality or sodomy.
Do not be too hasty for soon you will find answers to Thereafter, let us see what are some of the diseases
all your questions. that spread as a result of it as well as some solutions.
My Beloved Brother! You are certainly aware that the May Allah ta'aalaa grant us the ability to follow His
sin of 'rlomosexualityis haraam. But do you know how Guidance and the Sunnah of His beloved Prophet
serious this crime is and just how despicable it is in Muhammad sallallahu aluyhi wasallam.
the Sight of Allah ta'aalaa? Just imagine, my brother,
that when it is against the very nature of man, nay
even of animals, what is the position of the person Our beloved Rasoolullah sallallahu alayhi 7uasallam
who indulges in it! Is such a person unaware that said, 'Certainly the thing Ifear most on my Um*mahis
Allah ta'aalaa - in all His Grandeur, Might and Power the (wicked) practice of the people of Loot.' (Tirrnizi,
- is watching him while he indulges in this haraam Ahmad, Ibne Hajar Haythami)
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'Ali Ibne Abi Taalib radhiyallahu anhu relates, ta'aalaa caused punishments to rain down from the
'Whoever allows himself to be used sexually (by skies upon them. Allah mentions their story in many
becoming a homosexual or sodomite), Allah ta'aalaa places in the Qur'aan. At one place, He says,
will expelfrom him the (natural) desire for women.' And (We also sent) Loot (as a Messenger).
Najeeb as-Sirri rahmatullahi alayh says, 'They (i.e. 'Behold, he said to his people, do you do what is
our pious elders) would even dislike looking at shameful even though you see (that it is wrong;)?
handsome young boys.' Would you really a@roach men i n your lusts
Once Abul Aswad rahmatullahi alayh brought a rather than women? Nay, you are a grossly
letter which he showed to one of his students and ignorant fleoflle!'
said, "I bear witness that this letter was dictated by But his people gave no other answer but this:
'Ali Ibne Abi Taalib radhiyallahu anhu to Abul
They said, 'Drive out the followers of Loot from
Aswad. It reads, 'When men will sexually satisfy
your city. These are indeed men who want to be
themselves with men 'and women with women, then
clean and pure!'
earthquakes will occur, faces will become transformed
and stones will rain down from the skies."' But We saved him and hisfamily except his wife:
We destined her to be of those who lagged behind.
Rasoolullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam has also said
'May Allah curse him who does what the people of Loot And We rained down o n them a shower (of
alayhis salaam did.' (Ibne Hibbaan) stones). 14nd evil was the shower on those who
He has also said, 'Lesbianism by women is adultery were admonished (butfailed to heed). (27:54-58)
between them.' (Tabraani) Yet in another place, Allah Most High says:
A LESSON
FROM HISTORY Do you af$n-oach the males of humanity, leaving
It is a well-known fact that when this wretched the wives Allah has created for you? But you are
disease spread among one nation in the past, 1411ah a people who transgress. (26:165 6.1 66)
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From the first verse, we learn that these people had Imaam al-Aajuri rahmatullahi alayh has said, "Allah
themselves admitted that the family of Loot alayhis ta'aalaa has informed you about the despicable act of
salaam who had Imaan (belief in Allah) was decent, homosexuality committed by the people of Loot
chaste and morally pure. They also acknowledged ala3lhis salaam and how H e punished them by first
that the family of Loot alayhis salaam refrained from snatching away their eyesight. Jibra'eel alayhis
this filthy practice. They realised this since it is salaam was then instructed to uproot their cities with
all the inhabitants until they were high up into the sky
natural for every person to immediately recognise the
and then turn over their cities upon them. Thereafter
pure way of life inspired by Allah ta'aalaa when they
they were pelted with stones of clay."
see it and also to make out any type of unnatural and
perverted behaviour. Such was their punishment that not a single citizen or
traveller could save himself from the stones and from
In the Tafseer (commentary) of these verses it is being completely destroyed.
mentioned that the people of Loot ulayhis salaam
It is said that they were four million in number. (Ibne
were practising both homosexuality and lesbianism.
Katheer pg. 471 Vol. 2)
When Allah decided to punish them, He commanded
Jibra'eel alayhis salaam to lift the village of Loot Let us reflect! Why did Allah ta'aalaa punish them so
alayhis salaam to the extent that the angels of the first severely in such a manner that H e had never
heaven (sky) could actually hear the barking of their punished any other nation before? Surely their sin
must have been really serious for Allah ta'aalaa to have
dogs. Jibra'eel alayhis salaam then turned them over
punished and destroyed them in this way.
and dropped them from this tremendous height. I
Thereafter, Allah ta'aalaa caused scorching hot stones f DISGRACE
IN THIS WORLD
d
to rain down upon them. This is how this nation T h e acts of homosexuality and lesbianism are
ended up being an example for the rest of mankind certainly a perversion and a serious deviation from
until the Day of Qiyaamah. the inherent nature of man. These acts of defiance
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against human nature are also even viler and uglier anhu, who was the severest in his condemnation of it
than adultery. There is consensus among both said, "Only one out of the many nations had indulged
Muslims and the followers of other religions that in it and you all know how Allah ta'aalaa had dealt
lesbianism and homosexuality are evil and filthy with them. I feel that he should be put to death for the
practices. This is why it is not surprising to find that commission of such a vile act." So Aboo Bakr
Islaanl so vehemently prohibits it and adopts such a radhiynllahu anhu wrote back to Khaalid
harsh attitude against it. radhiyallahu anhu who then ordered for his
execution.
T h e punishment awaiting such people in the
Hereafter has already been explained, but what about Ibne Qassaar and Ibne Taymiyyah rahmntullahi
their punishment in this world? alayhimaa have said, "All the Sahaabah radhiyallahu
anhum were unanimous that such a person should be
Since such type of behaviour was previously totally
put to death."
unknown to the Arab people, there is no record of any
such incident having occurred during the time of Jaabir Ibne Zayd radhiyallahu anhu used to say,
Rasoolullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam or that he "The prohibition against anal intercourse is far more
was faced with a case of this nature. However, it has severe than the prohibition against illegitimate sexual
been confirmed that Rasoolullah sallallahu alayhi intercourse (with a woman)."
wasallam said, 'Kill the one who sodomizes and the one ITS
DANGERS
IN THIS WORLD
who lets it be done to him.' (Tirmizi)
Among the evil consequences of this sin are the many
It is established that once Khaalid Ibne Waleed , deadly and contagious diseases that result from it.
radhiyallahu anhu found a man in the frontiers of Some of these illnesses are such that medical science
Arabia marrying another man in the way a woman - with all its might, power and advanced technology -

marries a man, so he wrote about it to Aboo Bakr has failed to combat or even fully comprehend it, let
radhiyallahu anhu. When Aboo Bakr radhiyallahu alone curing it. Certainly no one is able to rise above
anhu consulted with the Sahaabah, 'Ali radhiyallahu the Will of Allah ta'aalaa and escape His Wrath!
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Some of these fatal diseases are: These are only a few of the many deadly diseases
caused by perverted sexual behaviour. Could anyone
AIDS: As yet, no cure has been found for this disease.
ever desire contracting any of them?
It is contracted and spread by various means, but the
original cause has been unanimously accepted as May Allah ta'aalaa protect all of us from all types of
perverted sexual acts like homosexuality. evil!

Gonorrhea: This causes inflammation of the


testicles, blockage of the urethra, inflammation of the My beloved brother! Practising complete Islaam is
joints and sterility. certainly the key to our success in this world and the
Hereafter. Islaam has provided us with the solution to
Syphilis: This is a type of venereal disease commonly
problems in every sphere of our lives. Without doubt,
known among the Arabs as 'The English Disease'
the road to saving ourselves is simple and as clear as
since its origin lies in European societies where free daylight - and it is to keep ourselves far away from
intermingling of the sexes and immorality is rife. It such grievous sins.
results in insanity, paralysis, blindness and other
The following are some methods, the adoption of
nerve disorders. It can also lead to blood vessel
whom will enable and help you to do this:
damage and death.
1 Make tawbah (sincere repentance) to Allah and
Genital Ulcers: This disease causes inflammation of turn to Him submissively.
the lymphatic glands. It also gives rise to chronic
2 Stay away from the conlpany of evil people or
festering of tumours, inflammation of the urethra,
friends who glamourise and glorify those deeds
severe pain in the joints and swelling of the limbs.
and things that are sinful and make them appeal to
Hepatitis B: Its symptoms include fever, fatigue, you. The company that the youth keep plays the
nausea and jaundice. It results in chronic hepatitis or greatest role in either reforming or corrupting
1'iver cancer. them. Therefore, choose for yourself the company
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of righteous people who will be of help and benefit person becomes the target of sinful thoughts
to you in matters of your Deen as well as your whispered by Shaytaan and your nafs (the driving
worldly affairs. force towards evil found within human beings).
3 Keep yourself away from all those things that
AND FINALLYMYDEARBROTHER,0 YOUTH!
arouse the passions. Refrain even from looking at
beardless, young lads or even their pictures. This What is the person who indulges in this evil waiting
will include the viewing of all types of films, for? Is he waiting for the moment when death will
magazines, etc. as you will find them invariably suddenly overtake him while he is busy committing
brimming with such pictures. this sin? Has he given any thought to the condition of
4 Make every effort to get married in order to remain his father who had worked so hard to earn a living in
pure and chaste and respond to the call of our order to bring him up and to see to his needs? How
beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam who proud his father used to be of him when he was young
has said, "0 assembly of youth! Those of you who and what expectations did he have of him. Has he
have the means to get married, should do so. And thought about the condition of his mother who spent
whoever is unable to do so, must keep fasts, for this long restless nights awake for the sake of his comfort?
is certainly a protection for him." Bukhaari, Is he now going to repay them with shame and
Muslim disgrace. Or, is he waiting for death to overtake him
5 Fast excessively in order to suppress the carnal while he is in the act of this despicable sin? Death
desires. Rasoolullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam certainly does not fix a time with us nor does it
has said, "Certainly Shagtaan circulates in (the postpone its arrival for anyone, whether young or old!
body ofl man like theflowing of blood. So, subdue My dear brother, this precious life is a special gift
him by keepingfasts." Bukhaari from our Beloved Creator to us so that we may
6 Spend your spare time in activities that will benefit perform virtuous deeds and gain His Pleasure. In
you in some way, because the mind of an idle fact, the principal motive behind everything that we
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do should be the Pleasure of Allah - and this is the Therein shall you have all that your souls shall
real meaning of success. Allah tells us: desire; therein shall you have all that you askfor!
But the Pleasure of Allah is the highest A hospitable gift from One Oft-Forgiving, Most
achievement: This is the greatest success. Merciful! (Glorious Qur'aan 41 :31-32)
(Glorious Qur'aan 9: 72) In conclusion, my dear brother, I hope I have been
Our life in this world is also a test from Allah. He has able to illustrate clearly, yet briefly, the Islamic view
regarding this sin and some of its harms so that it may
placed us in this world and created certain desires
serve as an eye opener for those not involved in it and
within us. But He has not made this world the place
a means of earnestly repenting to Allah ta'aalaa for
for the fulfilment of our desires. Here, we must fill our
those who have fallen into this trap of Shaytaan.
hearts with the Fear of Allah and suppress our own
desires and give priority to the Wishes and Orders of It is now your duty, my beloved brother, to inform
Allah over our own desires. In return for this, our each and every youth of the dangers of this vice and
Allah has promised to reward us with Jannah, the earn abundant rewards from Allah ta'aalaa.
everlasting place of indescribable beauty and I ask Allah, the All-Mighty, the All-Powerful to grant
happiness that He has reserved for us in the Afterlife. all of us the ability to turn to Him in repentance, and
And for them who had feared standing before to make what I have written and you have read, a
witness in our favour and not against us, for Allah
their Rabb (Sustainer) (on the Day of
Alone grants the Muslims the ability to do what is
Qiyaamah) and had restrained (their) soul from
beneficial for them.
lower desires, Certainly Jannah will be their
abode. (Glorious Qur'aan 79:40-41)
And since Jannah has been created as the actual place
for the satisfaction of all our desires, everything there
will be according to our wishes. Allah promises:
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