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Homosexual feelings

Fatwaa ID: 448

Question:
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

If a man feels attracted to the same gender but doesn’t act upon his feelings, and believes in Allah and the last Messenger would he be a muslim?

Similarly if he acts upon his feelings but still claims to firmly believe in Allah and His Messenger would he still be classified as a Muslim

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

  1. As humans, we have different desires and temptations. As Muslims, our test is in curbing and controlling those desires. Our test is in giving preference to the obedience of Allaah Ta’aala over our own desires. If a person has deviant or evil feelings but he controls himself and does not act upon them, then he would not be sinful. Rather, he would be rewarded greatly.
  2. Acting upon such feelings is a major sin. This brings about the wrath and displeasure of Allaah Ta’aala. As long as one regards it to be a vice and he is remorseful over his actions, he will remain a Muslim. He would sincerely make tawbah and istighfaar. If he justifies his actions or deems it is be permissible, then he will be out of the fold of Islam. This goes for any sin.

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

07/01/1444 AH – 01/23/2023 CE | AML1-6953

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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