The repentance of the homosexual

Reference: ‘alaa – Question 182, Page 363

Question: Is there any repentance for the one who commits the sin of homosexuality?

Response: The repentance is accepted [as] Allaah (Subhaanahu wa Ta’aala) says:

{And verily, I am indeed forgiving to him who repents, believes (in My Oneness, and associates none in worship with Me) and does righteous good deeds, and then remains constant in doing them (till his death)}, [Soorah TaaHaa, Aayah 82]

…and that which is narrated that even if the homosexual was to bathe in the water of the sea it would not cleanse him [of this sin], then this hadeeth is a fabrication and incorrectly attributed to the Prophet ﷺ, and Allaah [alone] has the Complete knowledge [of all affairs].

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.