Islam is the religion practiced by Muslim individuals. it is regarded as the faith that was revealed through the prophet known as Muhammed, a prophet of Allah. Islam is an old and sacred religion, but one question that may arise is whether or not homosexuality is tolerated within this faith. In this article, we will answer this question.
The easiest way to answer whether or not homosexuality is tolerated within Islam is to look at Islam’s Holy Book, the Quran. The Quran is very clear about homosexuality and homosexual acts. One passage from this Holy Book mentions the Prophet Lut. As a prophet, Lut preached to his people. This people apparently had a problem with homosexuality, as the passage (Qur’an 7: 80,81) speaks about Lut commenting that the people had come to lust for men rather than women and that this fact made them a “people transgressing beyond bounds.”
In response to this, Lut was thrown from the city. The Quran goes on to state that because of this act, Allah destroyed the city and the people. Because of what the Quran says about this, Muslim scholars do not support homosexuality.
The Quran describes what is acceptable for followers of Islam, however. It states that everything was created to be in a pair and complement each other. Thus, marriage should be a pairing of one male and one female. This is in agreement with the natural order of things. The marriage and family arrangement is celebrated in Islam, and Allah only blesses the husband/wife marriage with children.
In conclusion, the question of whether or not homosexuality is tolerated in Islam is a simple one. The answer, with the Holy Quran as the source, is no. On the contrary, the pairing of one man and one woman is blessed with children, and is truly the foundation of Islamic society.