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Solidarity and support of sin

Fatwaa ID: 455

Assalamualaikum. If a Muslim supports LGBTQ rights and causes, or publishes a pro-LGBTQ article or book, but themselves do not consider themselves homosexual, are they considered ‘Kaafir’, as a recent video says so, citing the the Kaafir description of the wife of Lut (AS)? But that verse also describes the Kaafir description of the wife of Nuh (AS).

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

The one who assists, facilitates, encourages, supports or stands in solidarity with a sin, then it is as though he has done that action himself. A person who supports LGBT+ “rights” and “causes” has committed kufr. To publish or support their cause in any way is kufr. Homosexuality and all the other included in their alphabet cluster is a major sin. To support such sins means to grant it legitimacy, i.e., you are pleased with their defiance of the laws of Allaah Ta’aala. Hence, this is kufr.

I am sure you would not advocate for the “right” of a pedophile or serial killer to engage in their repugnant desired acts, even if they claim it is their right or it is a natural desire. I am sure you would not be happy with heterosexuals engaging in fornication or adultery. The same applies to the vice in question and all other sins.

The verse you refer to is general and states that both of them, the wife of Sayyiduna Nooh (A) and the wife of Sayyiduna Loot (A) were kaafirs. It does not discuss any details. Other verses of the Qur’aan make mention of the evil of the wife of Sayyiduna Loot (A). She supported and tried to facilitate their evil.

It is important that we, as Muslims, remain steadfast upon our principles and values. We have a moral standard that is divine. We do not need to fit in or jump on the bandwagon to be politically correct. It is fine to be different. Our moral system is eternal and will not change, contrary to the other systems we see around us. Even if the entire world deems something to be fine but the Shari’ah has decreed it to be otherwise, it will not change the reality. We will still remain steadfast upon the Deen. We have to return to Allaah Ta’aala and account to Him for our actions.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

07/02/1444 AH – 01/24/2023 CE | AMG3-3228

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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