Fatwa: # 15757
Category: Psychological and Social
Country: Canada
Date: 22nd October 2007

Title

How can i overcome taking a liking to boys and being gay?

Question

how can i come over feelings for boys when i now im not gay it started right now before i used to like girls but it all stoped

Answer

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful  

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatoh

You should be shameful of having feelings for boys. Shaytaan has taken control of your feelings and is taking you towards being gay. You should fear Allah and life after death. Make Tawbah and seek Allah’s pardon. Furthermore, if you have reached a marriageable age, you must get married. It is Fardh for you to marry if you fear becoming involved in these types of filthy habits. You should also stay away from such boys who you fear being attracted to as Shaytaan will incline you towards them and trap you in sin.

You should search for a suitable, Allah fearing Alim who may confide in. Explain him your situation and he will guide and assist you. Until then perform your Salaah and be committed to Allah. Ignore all the whispers Shaytaan and remain in the company of the pious.

And Allah knows best

 

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa

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