The Teaching of Islam

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The ethical teachings of Islam on the issues of gay and lesbians and civil partnership. The main teaching in Islam about homosexuality involving marriage is seen as a sin and is not seen as following what Allah wanted. Islam has a united front against such sexual behaviour. Islam considers a marriage as an solemn family marriage between a man and woman and only between man and woman as homosexual and lesbian relationships are forbidden by Islam because of the strict rules about love and sex as having children is the way in which humans can contribute towards Allah’s creation and being homosexual you’re not fulfilling Allah’s plan. Islam is clear in its prohibition of homosexual acts. Islamic scholars cite these reasons for condemning homosexuality, based on teachings of the Qur'an and Sunnah: •It clashes with the "natural" order in which God created human beings •It brings destruction of the family and the institutions of marriage •It leads people to ignore God's guidance in other areas of life Islam teaches that believers should neither participate in nor support homosexuality. Also the Quran condemns homosexual and shares stories like the story of Lut; "We also sent Lut: He said to his people: Do ye commit lewdness such as no people in creation (ever) committed before you? For ye practice your lusts on men in preference to women: ye are indeed a people transgressing beyond bounds. And his people gave no answer but this: they said, "Drive them out of your city: these are indeed men who want to be clean and pure!"" (Qur'an 7:80-82) The view on civil partnerships in Islam is seen as a wrong as a marriage should only be between a man and woman and in some extreme views it would death for practising homosexuals, because if Allah created them, Allah’s love is conditional in Islam on the condition a Muslim submits to the will of Allah including not practising homosexuality and this is made very clear in the Quran. TheHadiths (collection of sayings of...
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