Homosexuality

From WikiAhmadiyya, the free encyclopedia on Islam and Ahmadiyyat

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community condemns the persecution and punishments faced by gays in certain parts of the world. However, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community follows the teachings of the Quran, which describes Islamic marriage as an institution between a man and a woman. Therefore, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community does not practice gay marriage.

Notably, sexual intercourse - whether heterosexual or homosexual - is forbidden in Islam outside of the institution of marriage.

Asked by a journalist whether homosexuals can pray in Ahmadiyya mosques and other questions related to this issue, the present Caliph of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community answered:

I am a religious person and so I follow the teachings of my Holy Book, which states that homosexuality is not a good practice. Also, it is worth mentioning that it is not only the Quran that speaks against it, in fact, the Bible has spoken out  even more against homosexuality.

...I firmly believe that no homosexual person should ever be mistreated in any way or persecuted...If a homosexual person wishes to come and pray to Allah in the Mosque like other worshippers do, then he can do so. There is no restriction on this.

- Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Jalsa Salana Germany Press Conference 2017


Similarly, on being asked whether it is acceptable to vote for a gay politician he said:

It is never right to persecute or to show any hatred to anyone and so at a community level there is no need to either openly support such candidates or to oppose them. Rather, individual members should be left to make their own decision about who to vote for in elections based upon whom they think is best qualified. When I was in Sweden earlier in the year, I was asked by the media about homosexuality and I told them that we bore no hate or grudge towards homosexuals and we condemned the persecution of any group. Similarly, I was also asked what our reaction would be if an Ahmadi said he was gay and in response, I said that we would not stop them coming to  the  Mosque.  However,  because  homosexuality  is  against  Islamic teaching, we would try, due to our concern and love for that person, to explain why Islam considered it to be wrong.

- Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Meeting with Canadian Khuddam  30 October 2016


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