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Question # : 268


What is the fatwa against sodomy (homosexuality)? If anyone does tauba is that enough or there is some kind of kafara?

Answer : 268

Published on: Apr 30, 2007

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 371/B)


Undoubtedly, sodomy (homosexuality) is haram and forbidden in Islam. Because of this sin, the nation of Hazrat Lut (Alaihis Salam) was punished by Allah in this world. There is no fixed punishment for perpetrator of this crime, but according to Imam Abu Hanifa such person should be pushed from a mountain to death. But, this punishment will be implemented by a Qazi. In our country there is neither an Islamic government nor an Islamic Qazi; therefore he should repent sincerely to Allah and ask for his forgiveness, and should never return to this act.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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