Is being gay worse than being lesbian or is being lesbian worse than being gay or are they both equally as bad?

  • Usually to qualify whether X is better or worse than Y needs a basis or reference for the qualification else answers would be opinion-based. – Medi1Saif Jan 31 '18 at 20:37

Unlike male homosexual activity (sodomy), there is no hadd punishment for lesbian activities. See Medi1Saif's answer to Did the Prophet say "lesbianism among women is zina between them"? for more about this.

Lesbianism means a woman having sexual relations with another woman. This is undoubtedly haraam, and some scholars regard it as a major sin. ...

The fuqaha' are agreed that there is no hadd punishment for lesbianism, because it is not zina. Rather a ta'zeer punishment must be imposed, because it is a sin.
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Unlike lesbianism, sodomy is uniformly regarded as a major sin among scholars (see Al-Dhahabi's Major Sins (pdf) and Islamic views on anal sex, Wikipedia). Thus, it's probably safe to say that female homosexual activity is generally considered no worse than sodomy.

Lesbians may use sex toys to engage in sodomy. I'm not sure this is considered as bad as male sodomy; it might be difficult to answer. I asked about related to this (Is gay sodomy considered a worse sin than straight sodomy?), and this seems difficult to answer.

  • Homosexuality and sodomy are not the same thing – stuart stevenson Feb 9 '18 at 20:14

is being gay worse than being lesbian? Or is being lesbian worse than gay? Or both equally as bad?


Being gay or lesbian is the same sin. I will provide you a story about people of Lut. So here it is, when God Almighty Said:

{We also (sent) Lot: He said to his people: “Do you commit the worst sin such as no people in creation ever committed before you? Verily, you practice your lusts on men in preference to women. You are indeed a people transgressing beyond bounds.” And his people gave no answer but this: they said, “Drive them out of your city: these are indeed men who want to be clean and pure!” But we saved him and his family, except his wife: she was of those who lagged behind. And we rained down on them a shower (of brimstone): Then see what was the end of those who indulged in sin and crime!}

[(Al-A`raf 7:80-84)][1]

After this, the city turned upside down because of their heinous sin, and God Almighty Says:

{When Our Decree issued, We turned (the cities) upside down, and rained down on them brimstones hard as baked clay, spread, layer on layer.} [(Hud 11:82)][2]

”The people of Lot rejected the messengers. Behold, their brother Lot said to them: “Will you not fear (God)? I am to you a messenger worthy of all trust. So fear God and obey me. No reward do I ask of you for it: my reward is only from the lord of the Worlds. Of all the creatures in the world, will ye approach males, And leave those whom God has created for you to be your mates? Nay, ye are a people transgressing (all limits)!” They said: “If you desist not, O Lot! you wilt assuredly be cast out!” He said: “I do detest your doings. O my Lord! deliver me and my family from such things as they do!” So We delivered him and his family – all. Except an old woman who lingered behind. But the rest We destroyed utterly. We rained down on them a shower (of brimstone): and evil was the shower on those who were admonished (but heeded not)! Verily in this is a Sign: but most of them do not believe. And verily your Lord is He, the Exalted in Might Most Merciful.} ( Ash-Shu`ara 26:160-175).”

[(al-Jawaab al-Kaafi, p. 115)][3]

”Lesbianism means one woman doing to another something like that which a man does to a woman. Homosexuality means having intercourse with males in the back passage. This was the action of the accursed people of the Prophet of God Loot (peace be upon him). In sharee’ah terminology it refers to inserting the tip of the penis into the anus of a male.”

God says (interpretation of the meaning]:

”And the two persons (man and woman) among you who commit illegal sexual intercourse, hurt them both. And if they repent (promise God that they will never repeat, i.e. commit illegal sexual intercourse and other similar sins) and do righteous good deeds, leave them alone. Surely, God is Ever All-Forgiving (the One Who forgives and accepts repentance), (and He is) Most Merciful” [[al-Nisa’ 4:16]][1]

So yes, Homosexuality and lesbianism is the same sin. But the worst sin ever is disbelief.

  • Homosexuality is defined as a man commiting sodomy with another man, women cannot do this with each other. – Armaan Jan 29 '18 at 21:10
  • @Armaan You’re right. But, in see I mean, also women can do, but little bit different than men. Right? – Alex A Jan 29 '18 at 21:12
  • Homosexuality and sodomy are not the same thing – stuart stevenson Feb 9 '18 at 20:14
  • @stuartstevenson Sodomy is an ancient city destroyed by God Almighty thousands of years ago, and they committed Homosexuality, Lesbianism and many bad things. Right? So, I was thinking that Lesbianism is also under act of Sodomy. – Alex A Feb 9 '18 at 20:17
  • Homosexuality is being sexually attracted to someone of the same gender as you. It has nothing to do with sodomy. – stuart stevenson Feb 9 '18 at 20:20

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