The Punishment in Sharee’ah
Al-Tirmidhi (1456), Abu Dawood (4462) and Ibn Maajah (2561) narrated that Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever you find doing the action of the people of Loot, execute the one who does it and the one to whom it is done.” Classed as Saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi.
The Sahabah (may Allah be pleased with them all) were unanimously agreed on the execution of homosexuals, but they differed as to how they were to be executed. Some of them were of the view that they should be burned with fire, which was the view of ‘Ali (may Allah be pleased with him) and also of Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him). And some of them thought that they should be thrown down from a high place then have stones thrown at them. This was the view of Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allah be pleased with him). Ibn ‘Abbas (may Allah b pleased with him) derived this hadd punishment from the punishment that Allah sent upon the homosexuals of the people of Lut (a.s.).
Some of the Sahabah (may Allah be pleased with them all) said that the homosexual should be executed no matter what his situation, whether he is married or not. While others said that he should be punished in the same way as an adulterer, so he should be stoned if he is married and flogged if he is not married.
Imam Abu Haneefah was of the view that the punishment for the homosexual should be less severe than the punishment for the adulterer, and it is a punishment to be determined by the judge (ta’zeer).
Why most of the Sahabah (may Allah be pleased with them) were of the opinion that the punishment for this heinous crime should be of the utmost severe nature is because of the greatness of the evil consequences of this crime, which the earth can hardly bear if it is committed upon it, and the angels flee to the farthest reaches of heaven and earth if they witness it, lest the punishment be sent upon those who do it and they be stricken along with them. The earth cries out to its Lord, may He be blessed and exalted, and the mountains almost shift from their places. (Lut’s (a.s.) nation).
Killing the one to whom it is done is better for him than committing this act with him, because if a man commits sodomy with another man, in effect he kills him in such a way that there is no hope of life after that, unlike murder where the victim is wronged and is a martyr. They said: the evidence for that (i.e., that the evil consequences of homosexuality are worse than those of murder) is the fact that in the case of murder, Allah gives the next of kin the choice: if he wishes he may have him executed and if he wishes he may let him off, but He enjoined executing the homosexual as a hadd punishment, as the companions of the Messenger of Allah (may Allah be pleased with them all) were unanimously agreed, and as is clearly indicated by the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and there is no evidence to the contrary; rather this is what his companions and the Rightly-Guided Caliphs (may Allah be pleased with them all) did.
It should, however, be noted that a person who has not reached puberty is exempted from this punishment. Such a boy should be disciplined and punished in such a way that will discourage him from committing this crime again. (Ibn Taymiyyah (may Allah be pleased with him)).
Even if one doesn’t care about the Wrath of Allah (‘Azza-u-Jell), a rational person should think of the medical harm of their gross act.
The Diseases Associated with Homosexuality
The diseases which are transmitted by way of homosexuality are:
1. AIDS, which causes loss of acquired immunity and usually leads to death.
2. Viral inflammation of the liver
6. Bacterial inflammation of the anus
9. Intestinal worms
10. Anal warts
12. Pubic lice (“crabs”)
13. Cytomegalovirus that may lead to anal cancer
14. Genital-lymphatic pustules
A person who truly wants to change, insha’Allah, Allah (SWT) will help him succeed in his mission. The door to repentance is open for sinners (of all categories), and Allah rejoices at their repentance.
If a person abstains from watching X-rated movies, obscene pictures, always occupies his mind with useful work and remembers Allah all the time, insha’Allah he will overcome the evils of his nafs.
Just think about it, what is more important: whatever pleasure one receives from such practices or the torment that one will face as result on the Day of Judgement?
Except those who repent and believe (in Islamic Monotheism), and do righteous deeds; for those, Allah will change their sins into good deeds, and Allah is Oft‑Forgiving, Most Merciful” [al-Qur’an 25:68-70]