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Gay Marriage: Islamic View

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Mu`min
2014/03/06
As-Salamu `alaykum. I have heard that some a state in the US has enacted a law that allows gay marriages. What is your comment on this?
Muhammad Muhammad Abu Laylah
Answer

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

 In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. 

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

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Gay marriage is totally prohibited in Islam as well as in all the divine religions. Gay marriage is an atrocious and obscene act which belongs to unsound nature. Islam teaches that believers should neither do the obscene acts nor in any way indulge in their propagation. Allah says, "Those who love (to see) obscenity published broadcast among the Believers will have a grievous Penalty in this life and in the Hereafter: Allah knows, and you know not." (An-Nur: 19)

Responding to the question, Dr. Muhammad M. Abu Laylah, professor of Islamic Studies and Comparative Religions at Al-Azhar University, states the following:

Dear questioner, thank you for telling us about this news and for taking an interest to know our opinion about this issue.

In the very beginning, I would like to draw your attention to the fact that this act is an ugly sin which Allah forbids in all religions, even in the most primitive ones. It is against the ordinances of Allah and against the law of nature. I wonder how in this age of advanced knowledge, science, technology, we allow such things to take place in our human society, how someone allows or gives a legal sanction to such a widespread act that poses a threat to the whole human race and destroys our fabric of society like cancer.

Emphatically, Islam forbids homosexuality and lesbianism and regard them as a violation of the commands of Allah.

In both the Old and the New Testaments, all Prophets of God forbid such evil activities and punish severely those who practice them.

Allah tells us in the Qur’an that He created everything in pairs. Referring to this, Allah Almighty says, “And all things We have created by pairs, that haply ye may reflect” (Az-Zariyat: 49). For sure, the pairs referred to in the above verse are of different kinds, not of the same kind.

Marriage is universally known to be between a man and a woman, not between a man and a man or between a woman and a woman. Marriage in Islam, as in all divine religions, does not mean sexual enjoyment only but also the establishment of a family on hygienic and safe foundations.

We are greatly sorry to hear about the enactment of such a law that is given to a few people who stand in a marginal place in our society to present a phenomenon.

I feel that Allah will never let such an act go without punishment. We have an example of the people of Lut who were deeply involved in such immoral acts and were destroyed by Allah.

I, personally, feel that this is one of the deadly germs that are injected in the vein of modern civilization, which the westerners feel proud of. Human rights should not be extended to include human destruction or threats to our life on this planet. We hope that the legislators who enacted such a law will think twice about it and consider its consequences on our human race and to try to repeal this law and put things right.

We call our human fellows to give support to our demand for the safety and order of our world!

Allah Almighty knows best.


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