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|As-salamu `alaykum. Does the Bible prohibit homosexuality? If it prohibits homosexuality, give some verses from the Bible.|
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.
Indeed, homosexuality is forbidden in Islam as well as in Christianity; there are many verses in the Bible prohibiting homosexuality.
In his response to your question, Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, a senior lecturer and an Islamic scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, states,
Homosexuality is forbidden by the Bible as well as the Qur’an.
Here are some specific texts from the Bible:
1 Corinthians 6: 9,
“9: Or do you not know that the unrighteous [a] will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, [b]
Romans 1: 26-28,
“26 For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.
28: And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.”
Leviticus 20: 13,
“13: If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.”
Leviticus 18: 22,
“22: You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.”
All the above quotes are from English Standard Version (ESV).
Allah Almighty knows best.