Homosexuality should only be punishable in Afterlife – Saudi Scholar

The act of homosexuality is an abnormal one and all of those people who are practicing homosexuality will face punishment, not in this world, but in the hereafter. This statement was made by Sheikh Salman Al Odah, a highly renowned Saudi Scholar.

Homosexuality is prohibited by all major religions

Sheikh Al Odah made these comments during an interview that he was giving to a Swedish newspaper a short time ago. In the interview, he added that the act of homosexuality is one that has been condemned by all major religions in the world which include Islam, Christianity as well as Judaism.

He also stated that there are some scholars from older times who believed that the act of homosexuality must be punished in accordance with the rulings of the Islamic Court. These rulings are completely based upon the teachings of Islam and the Sharia Law.

Al Odah stated that even though all people have freedom and free will, the Holy Quran, The Holy Bible, and the Torah, all consider that the act of homosexuality is indeed a bad one.

Homosexuality should only be punishable in Afterlife

Al Odah stated that the act of homosexuality does not necessarily require any punishment in this life, however, the people involved in this activity will definitely face its consequences in the afterlife. Al Odah added that the act of homosexuality does not prevent any individual from being a Muslim.

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The punishment of Homosexuality in Saudi Arabia

The rules related to adultery and homosexuality are very strict in Saudi Arabia. The individuals who are involved in the act could be executed, stoned to death or sentenced to Jail depending upon the situation of the individual and the crime.

In a previous article, we have discussed in detail the punishment of adultery and homosexuality in Saudi Arabia.

Source: Arab News