Q: I have a question about homosexuality. In this country they have made homosexuality legal. I was wondering whether it is haram or not. I was wondering what the punishment is. And if a person was homosexual and did not know that it was haram if he gets punished and what is the actual age that a person would get punished if he was a homosexual. I need these answers because I know about the rest of the sins like zina and stuff but I don’t know about this.


A: Refer to http://muftionline.co.za/node/7156 and http://muftionline.co.za/node/6560

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)