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I was sure that any kind of killing in Islam is punished, but a friend of mine, that has a very strong belief, had heard and even agreed that "killing a homosexual is not a sin". That sounds very ignorant to me, and I'm sure other people who know better can illuminate me.

Is killing a homosexual a sin (haram)?

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    The narrations about killing those who commit sodomy are all unreliable and haven't proven to be true. The Prophet himself never killed nor had any homosexuals killed. – Sayyid Nov 25 '14 at 22:30
  • al-Tirmidhi (1456), Abu Dawood (4462)and Ibn Maajah (2561) narrated that Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever you find doing the action of the people of Loot, execute the one who does it and the one to whom it is done.”. Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi. – user22565 Jul 7 '17 at 18:04
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The prohibition of taking an innocent life is a general ruling. If someone thinks there is an exception to it, the burden of proof is on them. Even for hudud punishments (and there is a difference of opinion on when hadd comes into play in the situation of homosexuality and to what extent), they are only carried out after due legal process and only on the authority of a legitimate ruler, never citizen-to-citizen.

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No matter what the person is, whether he is gay, disabled, or whatever, it is still a sin to kill. It's a different fact if you kill someone due to defending yourself, but if you were to do that, you should just have faith in God

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Killing without proper trial is sin, We need witnesses or confession. Execution of sodomite and catamite was ordered by prophet. This is a kind of hadd punishment

al-Tirmidhi (1456), Abu Dawood (4462)and Ibn Maajah (2561) narrated that Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever you find doing the action of the people of Loot, execute the one who does it and the one to whom it is done.”. Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi.

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