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Being gay legally for citizenship

Fatwaa ID: 1362

Question:
I understand this question may sound ridiculous but I’m genuinely curious of its ruling

Let’s assume a person can gain citizenship via marriage to a person who already has citizenship in said country, and said country permits same-gender marriage

Would it be haram for a Muslim man to “marry” his friend (only legally; they’re both married to women Islamically) in order to give his friend citizenship?

Answer:
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

As Muslims, we are advised to live honest and truthful lives. We are advised to live dignified and modest lives. One should not engage in unethical, illegal, fraudulent and immoral behaviors. He must protect his honor and dignity. He must avoid unnecessary harm. It is not permissible to lie and fake a heterosexual marriage, a fortiori a homosexual “marriage”. Furthermore, being legally homosexual further pushes and promotes their agendas and shows legitimacy and support to their immoral deviance. This will not be permissible. We advise you to make sincere tawbah and istighfaar for even thinking about such immoral things.

Sustenance and rizq will come to you wherever you are. Your moving to another country will not increase your rizq. That is something that has been destined. Be content and grateful for what Allaah Ta’aala has allotted for you. This will be a source of happiness and barakah for you.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

12/09/1444 AH – 06/27/2023 CE | AMG3-3920

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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