Islam & homosexuality

What are the Islamic views on homosexuality? Does the Koran directly address the issue? Are there differences among the denominations (esp. Shi’a and Suni)?

I kind of answered my own question - Should have googled better. :smack:

• Islam Homosexuality
• Religious Islam and Homosexuality
• Answering Homosexuality

Of course, there’s little more consensus within Islam than there is within Christianity:


(Though, and this is just my opinion - not any kind of hard fact, many more people who call themselves “Muslim” have a take on Islam closer to the “Religious Right’s” take on Christianity than do the majority who call themselves Christian - gross generalisation of course, YMMV etc)

There is also the issue of how much the attitudes are really cultural dressed up as religious - and how much private practice and public pronouncements differ:-

From here