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How should one deal with the LGBTQ community?

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Asalam alaikum wr wb Mufti sahab

These days we come across people of LGBTTQQIAAP (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, ally, pansexual) community. And, I guess there are some muslims too who belong to this community. Some might tend to say we born like this, whats our fault (also, people from this community get disowned by their families and friends at times)? How do we deal these people in an effort to say its wrong, and simultaneously give dawah of Imaan?

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.

As-salaamu `alaykum wa-ramatullahi wa-barakatuh.

At the outset we wish to point out that when dealing with people with different views, we maintain our view and tolerate a differing view.

As muslims, we believe each one of the concepts of LGBTTQQIAAP is haram/against human nature and unislamic. If one has inclinations of such a nature, we may engage with them with respect and explain our point of view. In doing so, we should conduct ourselves with respect and dignity. We should not disgrace or humiliate anyone having a different view from us. Such an attitude is against good character and counterproductive to dawah.

And Allah Ta`ala Knows Best.

Hussein Muhammad.

Student Darul Iftaa

Arusha, Tanzania

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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