Monday, May 18, 2009

The Punishment for Homosexuality according to Mohammed

Ibn Kathir, one of rhe most authoritative Muslim writers of tafsir (exegesis) of the Koran, quotes a hadith from Abu Dawud which in turn quotes Mohammed:

"Whoever is found doing the act of the people of Lut, then kill them; the doer and the one it is done to."

The "Lut" referred to is the Arabic rendering of the Biblical "Lot": the "act" involved here is clear both from the Koran and Ibn Kathir's exegesis of it to be homosexuality.

Ibn Kathir also notes that in addition to Abu Dawud, other Muslim scholars -- Imam Ahmad, At-Tirmidhi, and Ibn Majah -- also recorded this Hadith.


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