What do the scholars and muftis of the mighty Shar’ah say regarding this matter: does being gay remove one from the fold of Islām?
Questioner: Ammaar from UK
بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم
الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب
According to the laws of Islām, for one to practise homosexuality is harām, and to consider it permissible is disbelief [kufr]. The Noble Jurists [fuqahā’] (upon them be the mercy of Allāh) state that the one who denied the prohibition of those things which are prohibited by consensus [harām ijmā’ī] or doubted their unlawfulness, he is a disbeliever (kāfir), for example, alcohol, fornication, homosexuality, interest, etc.
[Minah al-Rawd, pg 503]
My Master A’lā Hazrat Imām Ahmad Ridā Khān (may Allāh shower mercy upon him) states the following regarding the one who considers homosexuality as being permissible [halāl]; “The one who regards homosexuality as being permissible, is a kāfir.”
[Fatāwā Ridawiyyah, vol 23, pg 694]
If an individual considers homosexuality to be harām, but is involved in it, then it is not disbelief [kufr], however, it is a major sin just as it is mentioned in the texts of Fiqh [jurisprudence].
واللہ تعالی اعلم ورسولہ اعلم صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم
کتبہ ابو الحسن محمد قاسم ضیاء قادری
Answered by Mufti Qasim Zia al-Qadri
Translated by Zameer Ahmed
Read the original Urdu answer here – [Q-ID0281] Does being a homosexual take you out the folds of Islam?