by Mufti Zubair Bayat

Hazrat Thanwi R writes:


“Any relationship with a strange (ghair-mahram) woman or a handsome beardless youth (amrad); whether such a relationship entails looking at them, conversing with them to please the nafs (the carnal self), associating with them in privacy, adorning the self or voice to please them and to gain their admiration; all these are the result of a colossal and destructive spiritual malady with such tragic consequences, that are beyond description.


“And Lut! When he said unto his folk: Will you commit an obscenity that none has ever committed before you? You fulfil your lust on men instead of women? Indeed, you are a wanton nation” – 7/80-81


In these verses, Allah emphatically denounces the unnatural, perverted manner of sexual gratification that was practiced by the nation of Loot (and become known thereafter as sodomy.)


At another juncture in the Quraan Majeed, Allah has described the punishment inflicted upon this sick nation. Hazrat Jibra’eel lifted their entire city into the sky, inverted them and brought them crashing down onto earth with a terrific bang. Thereafter, boulders and rocks rained down upon them from the sky. These stones were of a different composition altogether, and each had the name of the culprit to be pelted by it inscribed upon it. Hazrat Maulana Phoolpuri most aptly comments on this incident:
“The actions of this nation were perverted and unnatural, thus the punishment meted out
to them was a befitting one; THEY WERE INVERTED!”


Despite the sincerest of warnings from Hazrat Lut, they remained persistent in their foul deeds and doings; thus 40 000 of them were annihilated in a single moment.


Allah made them a lesson unto mankind right up to the Day of Judgment, that even today, traces of their destruction are present in the Dead Sea (also known as the “Sea of Lot”), the water of which is so dense and bitter, it will not permit any tree or vegetation to grow upon it’s shores.



Hazrat Jabir reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu-alayhi-wasallam) said:

“The action I fear most for my Ummah is the action of the nation of Lut (i.e. Sodomy).” – Mishkaat p. 313.


Hazrat Abdullah bin Abbas and Hazrat Abu Hurairah [Radiyallahu-Anhum] report from
Rasulullah [Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam]:
“Accursed is he who commits the act of the nation of Loot [Alayhimus-Salaam].” – Mishkaat p.313.



Hazrat Abubakr destroyed two homosexuals by having a wall crushed upon them.

Rasulullah [Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam] said: “Allah will not cast a glance of Mercy towards the person that commits the act of sodomy or anal sex with his wife.” – Mishkaat p. 313.



Some words of wisdom regarding handsome lads:


Hazrat Abu Huraira reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: Do not stare at beardless youth.



Hazrat Anas reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: Beware of beardless youth for they are a greater source of mischief than young maidens.


Hazrat Umar used to say: I do not fear the danger of a wild animal let loose upon an aalim, as much as I fear the danger of a beardless, handsome lad upon him.


Hazrat Sufyan Thauri says: If every woman has one shaitaan accompanying her, then a handsome lad has two.


Imam Ghazzali writes: Turning a hungry lion upon an aabid (worshiper) is not as detrimental to him as a handsome lad left before him.