Fatwa: # 41500
Category: Beliefs and Practices (Aq...
Country: Germany
Date: 31st March 2019

Title

Will a man be held accountable for inclination towards men

Question

Assalaam Aleykum

I understand that homosexuality is absolutely haram. My question is that if a man only has the inclination towards men but he does not do the action of liwaat, and he tries his best to get rid of that inclination, will he be held accountable for that?

Will he be sinful?

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Allah will never take a person to task for that which is out of his control.[1] If a male has an inclination towards men, then that is beyond his control. However, he is in control of how he reacts to the situation he finds himself in and will definitely be answerable in this regard.[2]

If he contained his carnal desires and abstained from homosexuality, then surely Allah will reward him greatly for his sacrifices.[3]

But if (Allah forbid) he gave in to his evil desires, then indeed a severe punishment lies ahead for him.[4]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Aboobakr Siddeeq bin Mufti Amjad Mohammad

Student Darul Iftaa

Azaadville, Johannesburg, South Africa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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[1] القران الكريم – سورة البقرة - 286

 لَا يُكَلِّفُ اللَّهُ نَفْسًا إِلَّا وُسْعَهَا

 

[2] القران الكريم – سورة البقرة - 286

لَهَا مَا كَسَبَتْ وَعَلَيْهَا مَا اكْتَسَبَتْ

 

[3] القران الكريم – سورة البعنكبوت – 60

وَاَلَّذِينَ جَاهَدُوا فِينَا لَنَهْدِيَنَّهُمْ سُبُلَنَا وَإِنَّ اللَّهَ لَمَعَ الْمُحْسِنِينَ

 

[4] القران الكريم – سورة الاعراف – 80

وَلُوطًا إِذْ قَالَ لِقَوْمِهِ أَتَأْتُونَ الْفَاحِشَةَ مَا سَبَقَكُمْ بِهَا مِنْ أَحَدٍ مِنَ الْعَالَمِينَ (80) إِنَّكُمْ لَتَأْتُونَ الرِّجَالَ شَهْوَةً مِنْ دُونِ النِّسَاءِ بَلْ أَنْتُمْ قَوْمٌ مُسْرِفُونَ (81) وَمَا كَانَ جَوَابَ قَوْمِهِ إِلَّا أَنْ قَالُوا أَخْرِجُوهُمْ مِنْ قَرْيَتِكُمْ إِنَّهُمْ أُنَاسٌ يَتَطَهَّرُونَ (82) فَأَنْجَيْنَاهُ وَأَهْلَهُ إِلَّا امْرَأَتَهُ كَانَتْ مِنَ الْغَابِرِينَ (83) وَأَمْطَرْنَا عَلَيْهِمْ مَطَرًا فَانْظُرْ كَيْفَ كَانَ عَاقِبَةُ الْمُجْرِمِينَ

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