DOES ISLAM SAY ANYTHING SPECIFICALLY ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY?
No. First of all, we can not say “Islam says…” or “the Islamic law says…” because only people speak. Islam itself can not say anything. So where can we look for answers? We can look in the Qur’an, which is the basis of Islam. The Qur’an does not even mention the word “homosexuality,” though. It does not refer to gays, lesbians, or bisexuals. In fact, scholars had to come up with a term for homosexuality in Arabic. They came up with al-shudhudh al-jinsi, a phrase that means “sexually rare or unusual.” If the Qur’an mentioned homosexuality by name, scholars would have simply used that term.