Getting to Know Allah

He Does Not Like Homosexuals

The Foul Act

Getting to Know Allah29:44 Allah created the heavens and the earth in truth. Surely there is in that a sign for those who believe.

29:45 Recite what has been revealed to you of the Book and perform the prayer. Prayer surely forbids the foul act and abomination. Allah’s remembrance is greater and Allah knows what you do.

In heaven, the grateful male dead will be reclining on couches, in a hedonistic-like setting, indulging in the pleasures of Dionysus with the vast majority being tended to by purified wives, virtuous blushing maidens and voluptuous easily aroused houris.

Men who prefer boys to wait on them will not be disappointed; immortal boys with alabaster-like skin “as if they were hidden pearls” will be at their beck and call.

52:17 The God-fearing are indeed in gardens and bliss,

52:18 Rejoicing in what their Lord has given them; and their Lord shall guard them against the punishment of Hell. [saying]:

52:19 “Eat and drink merrily, for what you used to do.”

52:20 Reclining on ranged couches, and We shall wed them to wide-eyed houris.

52:21 And those who have believed and their progeny followed them in belief, We shall join their progeny to them. We shall not deprive them of any of their work; every man shall be bound by what he has earned.

52:22 And We shall supply them with fruit and meat, such as they desire.

52:23 They will exchange therein a cup of wherein there is no idle talk or vilification.

52:24 And boys of their own will go around them, as if they were hidden pearls.


76:19 And there go round them immortal boys; when you see them, you will think that they are scattered pearls.

Verse 52:24 and 76:19 could be interpreted as male pedophiliac relationships i.e. adult with boys, including perhaps sodomy*, will be permitted in Paradise; but male same sex intimacy is definitely out.

* This perhaps tenuous conclusion is based on an observation made by Khomeini in The Tahrirolvasyleh, better known as The Political, Philosophical, Social and Religious Principles of Ayatollah Khomeini on sodomizing baby girls:

A man can have sexual pleasure from a child as young as a baby. However he should not penetrate, sodomizing the child is OK. If the man penetrates and damages the child then he should be responsible for her subsistence all her life. This girl however does not count as one of his four permanent wives. The man will not be eligible to marry the girl’s sister.

Allah will remind the believers about what He thinks about homosexual relationships in at least four retellings of the story of Lot, in four different surahs no less. In one retelling, He even includes Abraham. Can His feelings on this matter be made any clearer!

Chapter 7, The Ramparts

Before the people of Lot, homosexuality was unknown in the ancient world.

7:80 And [remember] Lot when he said to his people: “Do you commit indecencies which no one in the whole world committed before you?”

7:81 “You approach men instead of women lustfully; you are rather a people given to excess.”

7:82 His people’s response was simply to say: “Expel them (Lot and his people) from your city; for they are men who wish to remain chaste.”

7:83 So We delivered him and his household, except for his wife who stayed behind.

Chapter 26, The Poets

26:160 The people of Lot denounced the Messengers as liars.

26:161 When their brother Lot said to them; “Do you not fear God?

26:162 “I am a faithful Messenger to you;

26:163 “So, fear Allah and obey me.

26:164 “I do not ask you any wage for this; my wage is with the Lord of the Worlds.

26:165 “Do you approach the males from all of mankind;

26:166 “And leave the wives that your Lord created for you? No, you are a transgressing people.”

26:167 They said: “If you will not desist, O Lot, you will certainly be one of those expelled.”

26:168 He said: “I am a detester of your deed.

26:169 “Lord, save me and my family from what they do.”

26:170 So, We delivered him and his family, all together.

26:171 Except for an old woman who was one of those who lingered behind.

26:172 Then, we destroyed the others.

26:173 And We loosed on them a rain. Wretched is the rain of those forewarned!

26:174 There is in that a sign, but more of them were not believers.

26:175 Truly, your Lord is the Almighty, the Merciful.

Chapter 27, The Ants

27:53 And We delivered those who believed and were God-fearing.

27:54 And Lot, when he said to his people: “Do you commit the foul act, while you perceive?

27:55 “What then, do you approach men lustfully, instead of women? No, you are an ignorant people.”

27:56 The only response of his people was to say: “Drive the family of Lot out of your city. They are a people who keep themselves clean.”

27:57 We delivered him and his family, except for his wife; We decreed that she should stay behind.

Chapter 29, The Spider

Further confirmation that, before the people of Lot did it, sodomy was unknown in the ancient world.

29:28 And (remember) Lot, when he said to his people: “You are committing the foul act (sodomy) which no one in the whole world ever committed before you.”

29:29 “You approach men and waylay the traveler and commit in your gatherings reprehensible acts.” To which the only reply of his people was: “Bring upon us Allah’s punishment, if you are truthful.”

29:30 He said: “Lord, support me against the workers of corruption.”

29:31 When Our Emissaries (the angels) brought Abraham the good news, they said: “We are going to destroy the inhabitants of this city. Its inhabitants have indeed been wrongdoers.”

29:32 He said: “Lot is in it”; they said: “We know better who is in it. We shall deliver him and his household, except for his wife; for she is one of those who will stay behind.”

The woman left behind fascinates Allah. In The Spider He mentions her not once, but twice. The second time:

29:33 Then, when our Emissaries came to Lot, he was troubled and distressed on their account, and they said: “Do not fear and do not grieve; and we shall deliver you and your household, except for your wife; she is one of those who will stay behind.”

29:34 We are sending down upon the inhabitants of the city a scourge from heaven, because of their sins.

29:35 And We have left as vestige of it a clear sign to a people who understand.

Crime and Punishment

Since sodomy is a greater crime than adultery and its evils are worse, the punishment for sodomy is also more severe than that of adultery according to the Islamic law. Islam prescribes capital punishment for the active as well as the passive partner in the crime. If both are major and sane, both of them have to be killed. The active partner is beheaded with the sword or killed by stoning or burnt alive or thrown from a height with the hands and the legs tied. These are the ways prescribed for punishing the criminal, but it is at the discretion of the Judge to determine the method.

Similarly, the method adopted for the death of the passive partner is also determined by the Qazi. According to Amir ul-Mu’minīn Ali (a.s.), a person who has committed this sin must also be burnt after being killed.

Ayatollah Abdul Husayn Dastaghaib Shirazi. Greater Sins, the Complete Book

If all you have done is kissed a boy lustily you may not be sent to where Allah has sent the people of Lot, wherever that is.

If a person kisses a young man with passion, on the Day of the Judgement Allah shall tie a rein of fire on his mouth.


Allah shall punish for a thousand years in Hell, the man who kisses a boy with passion.

Mustadrak ul-Wasa’il

What is worse than looking at the female children with lust in your heart:

Refrain from looking lustfully at the children of rich people and slaves, especially those who have yet no beard. Because the mischief that is possible by such glances is greater than mischief of glancing at young girls, who are in veil.

Wasa’il ul-Shia

Where Homosexuals Go When They Die

Allahu Akbar! I have heard the Holy Prophet (S) saying that, "Whosoever from my Umma commits the act of the Umma of Lut and dies before repenting for it shall not remain in the grave for more than three days. The earth will suck him inside and he shall reach the place of the dead of Lut. Where destiny annihilated them. Then that person will also be counted among them".

Kitab Mualim-uz-zalfa

The Prophet is also alleged to have said:

... the person who allows another to mount him from behind to commit sodomy, then Allah puts him on the fringe of Hell (in extreme heat) and keeps him there till He completes the reckoning of all the people. Then He orders him to be put into Hell. One by one he is made to suffer all the punishments of Hell till he reaches the lowest stage. Then he never comes out from there.

Wasa’il ul-Shia