How Can a Muslim Deal With Homosexual Inclinations?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum 1) For a male who is sexually attracted to other males, what constitutes proper gender relations? Is it proper to shake hands with other males? Where should that person pray in jamaat (or is it better to pray at home)? Is it permissible to live in the […]

What Is Entailed by Having Sex With Someone From the Same Gender in Ramadan?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum In my past unfortunately I was involved in horrible intimate acts with the same sex. I would do these things even during Ramadan when I was fasting. Does this require me to make an expiation and fast 60 days straight? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, Yes, […]

My Father Emotionally Abuses Us and I Have Sinned With Someone of the Same Gender. What Should I Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: My father emotionally abuses my mother and my family. This makes me so sad. Also, I have sinned with someone of the same gender. What do I do about all the prayers I missed? Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you well. I pray […]

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf on Gay Muslims; Scholars Issue Statement

“We, as American Muslims, follow the openhearted and inclusive Islam of Muhammad Ali and completely reject the hatred, provincialism, and intolerance of those who trample upon the rights of others, besmirching and defiling the name of Islam.” On June 13, 2016, Muslim leaders across North America signed the Orlando Statement. Signatories include, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, […]

Is It Permissible to Assist Homosexuals in Their Treatment for Sexually Transmitted Infections?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I work with an non-governmental organization and part of the work is treating homosexuals to cure them from sexually transmitted diseases. Most of them get married to cover up there sexual orientation. So they have to be treated to protect these women from contracting the diseases. Is it ok […]

How Should Muslims Treat LGBTQ Individuals?

Muslim attitudes to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer – LGBTQ individuals and communities are often under a spotlight. Shaykh Walead Mosaad was asked how we should respond, as part of the question and answer session at the Islamic Society of Greater Charlotte. He first clarified where the shariah draws the line with regards to […]

Overwhelmed and Confused in Trying to Understand and Practice Islam: What Can I Do?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: (1) I keep on hearing that those who miss a single prayers beyond its time are disbelievers. Does that make me a non muslim? (2) I personally find it difficult to believe that most of humanity will be in the hellfire eternally. What are the rulings on apostasy? What […]

Do Women Have to Cover in Front of Homosexuals or Transgendered Individuals?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: Is the same level of modesty/purdah/ hijab that is expected of women in front of non-mahram men expected when in the presence of homosexuals/transgendered individuals? What is the Islamic stance on this? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I pray this finds you in the best of health and […]

Married Man Addicted to Boys

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Question: I’m an adult man with a wife and children.   Since a young age, I’ve liked both males and females.  I have sex with my wife regularly. However, I can’t resist when I see a good looking boy, and many times I have sex with boys. I pray to […]

My Friend of the Same Gender Has Feelings for Me

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Question: Assalaam alaikum, I’m a practicing Muslimah, and I have a friend, a practicing Muslimah, who seems to be in love with me. What can I do about this? Answer: In the Name of God, the Gracious, the Merciful Dear Sister, Assalamu alaikum. Thank you for your question. Sadly, Satan–and […]