By Ijaz Chaudry

Homosexuality in Islam:

Introduction:

In this article, we delve into mythical subject of Homosexuality and our behaviour towards it, as written in the Quran. When one reads the web, there certainly is association between Homo Sexuality and human physiology. There have been number of studies which have suggested that one neuron (brain cell) found in Homo Sexual man is slightly lighter and smaller than the neuron found in Heterosexual man. The studies are not conclusive but it gives indication that there could be something in it…

 Now think about this scenario, if what is said above is true than can we really blame these Homosexuals who have been pre-programmed to Homosexuality, which really could be out of their control. We know God is Compassionate and Just, Will He then punish these people, or Will He forgive them…

Further investigation suggests that the development of these neurons happens pre-natal and are influenced by drugs (including medicines), chemicals, and direct injections, in the mother who is carrying a baby. These are all the influences of the modern world.

Whilst the Homosexuality today is bound by chemicals, at the time of Lot, there were no influences like these, there would not have been any medicines like we have today, no chemicals in water etc.

 So Quran confirms that Lot's people who were Homosexual by choice, while today some might be Homosexual by choice and some might not be. The later might be influenced by their genetic makeup and environment.

 We know some of them were married and they chose to be Homosexual by the following four verses;

[26:165]  "Do you have sex with the males, of all the people?

[26:166]  "You forsake the wives that your Lord has created for you! Indeed, you are transgressing people."

[7:80]  Lot said to his people, "You commit such an abomination; no one in the world has done it before!

[7:81]  "You practice sex with the men (by choice), instead of the women. Indeed, you are a transgressing people."

 I would like to explain why the words are in red in the verse (7:80)… This is not a coincidence that this verse is saying "done it before" the word "before" indicates "time" element in this verse.. So the question is why would the "time" element be important in this verse, for one reason it might be important because of the total ban on Homosexuality at the time of Lot, might not stay the same as the "time" moves on as in today, which has been illustrated in this article… Total ban on Homosexuality was ensued at Lot’s time, for two reasons, one there is no indication of chemicals effecting people at that time, two as it says in (7:81) above the act of Homosexuality was driven by choice. These two aspects make this act as a human act, rather than a divine intervention, therefore Homosexuality was totally banned at the time of Lot.

Now based on information gathered in the verses above (26:165-166) we understand that these verses are talking about bisexuality of married men; but hang on the whole village was destroyed and its people, except the few righteous. How could that be, how do we know if all those men and women who were not married were also having homosexual relations by choice? Yes we do know this fact which is written in Genesis (18:32) which is that, if there were 10 righteous people in the town than God would not have destroyed the town for their sake! we can assume there could been at most nine righteous people in the town when the town was destroyed.  Indeed it seems that most of the adult population were homosexuals by choice.

 Now it has confused many scholars for many years about why would God destroy the town even though there could potentially be up to nine righteous people in it? There is a very simple and profound explanation for this scenario, which is that they were all children who were not of sex age. Since they would have been left on their own if they left the town, it was better that they died and go to heaven, and not live a painful life without their parents on earth.

(11:77)  When our messengers went to Lot he was grieved on their account and felt powerless. He said "This is a difficult day."

 [11:81] (The messengers) said "O Lot we are your Lord's messengers and these people cannot touch you. You shall leave with your family during the night and let not anyone of you look back (in regret) except your wife; she is condemned (due to her being bisexual) along with those who are condemned. Their appointed time is the morning. Is not the morning soon enough?" 

This verse confirms bisexualism is forbidden. When you read this verse closely it suggests that Lot’s wife was a bisexual. Specifically where it says “she is condemned along with those who are condemned” indeed the others were condemned for bisexualism which implies she was too.

Also a mystery has been solved here, for long time it has been understood that Lot’s wife was turned into salt when she looked back. Now it has been confirmed that she “looked back” in regret and nothing more. The words for “in regret” in Arabic are fi 'asuffiha and their respective geometric values are 90 & 147; when these geometric values are concatenated with the unique verses 77 and 81 where the “Messengers” are addressing Lot, a complete multiple of 19 is produced, confirming this fact; 77 81 147 90 = 40953410 x 19; the temporal connection suggest that it was a historic event, which it obviously was. **Al-Muzzammil 

 Indeed Lesbianism is also forbidden if done through choice, it is clear from (11:81) "looked back" in regret, one can only regret when one has made bad choice...

Marriage:

Homosexuality is allowed by God, so what happens to a status of marriage in gay people? We know that Quran is fully, detailed, therefore the answer is in the Quran.  Indeed please see the following;

(2:221) Do not marry idolatresses unless they believe; a believing woman is better than an idolatress even if you like her. Nor shall you give (your daughters) in marriage to idolatrous men unless they believe. A believing man is better than an idolater even if you like him. These invite to Hell while GOD invites to Paradise and forgiveness as He wills. He clarifies His revelations for the people that they may take heed.

*Missing words “your daughters” or Banatihi Bak their respective gv’s are 458 & 22. 2 + 221 + 458 + 22 = 703 = 37 x 19. The position is 7 “Disbelievers”, indeed you must not give your daughters in marriage to the disbelievers. **Al-Muzzammil

 (2:221) Do not marry idolatresses unless they believe; a believing woman is better than an idolatress even if you like her. Nor shall you give (your sons) in marriage to idolatrous men unless they believe. A believing man is better than an idolater even if you like him. These invite to Hell while GOD invites to Paradise and forgiveness as He wills. He clarifies His revelations for the people that they may take heed.

 *Missing words  your sons” or in  ‘abna ‘akum in Arabic has geometric values of 54 & 60, when we concatenate these geometric values with chapter 2 verse 221we get complete multiple of 19; confirming the fact that men can marry men; 2 221 60 54 = 1169266 x 19, homosexual marriages allowed with the Grace of God. **Al-Muzzammil

 The above mentioned verse and the codes confirm first the heterosexual marriage is allowed, second it confirms that homosexual marriages are also allowed. When one reads (2:221) it could represent women or a man who is addressing this issue, therefore if we conceive this idea and look at this verse represented by a woman than woman marrying woman is also allowed.

 The Quran sometimes leaves gap in the verses where the translator has to interpret what it means and put the interpretations in brackets as in the example shown above (2:221). The Omniscient God deliberately left this gap, to fit these two interpretations. If it was meant that only man and woman should marry one another than the gap in this verse would not have been there. And it would simply have said “your daughters”.

Conclusion:

In conclusion we can say that Homosexuality today could be associated with physiological changes in the body induced by environment we live in or it could also be by the choice made by the individual as in Bisexual behaviour. This article proved that the Homosexuality at the time of Lot was by choice therefore it was totally forbidden, whilst today some Homosexuality is by choice and other induced by environment we live in, therefore is not totally forbidden. The induced Homosexuality might be forgiven based on the facts that person has no control over it, whilst Homosexuality by choice is unforgivable.  Muslims are required to tolerate all Homosexuality and are required to behave with them as normally as one can. This fact comes apparent from the example from Lot, he never physically harmed his people, he left it to God to take care of them, after reminding them of what they were doing was wrong. Muslims today cannot even warn them because they don't know what the cause of Homosexuality for that person is.