188. Lesbianism

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1- أَبُو عَلِيٍّ الأشْعَرِيُّ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ الْكُوفِيِّ عَنْ عُبَيْسِ بْنِ هِشَامٍ عَنْ حُسَيْنِ بْنِ أَحْمَدَ الْمِنْقَرِيِّ عَنْ هِشَامٍ الصَّيْدَنَانِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللهِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) قَالَ سَأَلَهُ رَجُلٌ عَنْ هَذِهِ الآيَةِ كَذَّبَتْ قَبْلَهُمْ قَوْمُ نُوحٍ وَأَصْحابُ الرَّسِّ فَقَالَ بِيَدِهِ هَكَذَا فَمَسَحَ إِحْدَاهُمَا بِالأخْرَى فَقَالَ هُنَّ اللَّوَاتِي بِاللَّوَاتِي يَعْنِي النِّسَاءَ بِالنِّسَاءِ.


1. Abu Ali al-Ash’ariy has narrated from al-Hassan ibn Ali al-Kufiy from ‘Ubays ibn Hisham from Husayn ibn Ahmad al-Minqariy from Hisham al-Saydananiy who has said the following: “Once a man asked ‘ Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, about this verse of the holy Quran, ’Before them people of Noah and the dwellers of al-Rass rejected (the truth). . . (50: 12) He (the Imam) made a gesture with his hand and rubbed one hand against the other saying, ‘They were women with women (engaged in lesbianism).”’


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2- مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحَكَمِ عَنْ إِسْحَاقَ بْنِ جَرِيرٍ قَالَ سَأَلَتْنِي امْرَأَةٌ أَنْ أَسْتَأْذِنَ لَهَا عَلَى أَبِي عَبْدِ اللهِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) فَأَذِنَ لَهَا فَدَخَلَتْ وَمَعَهَا مَوْلاةٌ لَهَا فَقَالَتْ يَا أَبَا عَبْدِ اللهِ قَوْلُ اللهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ زَيْتُونَةٍ لا شَرْقِيَّةٍ وَلا غَرْبِيَّةٍ مَا عَنَى بِهَذَا فَقَالَ أَيَّتُهَا الْمَرْأَةُ إِنَّ اللهَ لَمْ يَضْرِبِ الأمْثَالَ لِلشَّجَرِ إِنَّمَا ضَرَبَ الأمْثَالَ لِبَنِي آدَمَ سَلِي عَمَّا تُرِيدِينَ فَقَالَتْ أَخْبِرْنِي عَنِ اللَّوَاتِي مَعَ اللَّوَاتِي مَا حَدُّهُنَّ فِيهِ قَالَ حَدُّ الزِّنَا إِنَّهُ إِذَا كَانَ يَوْمُ الْقِيَامَةِ يُؤْتَى بِهِنَّ قَدْ أُلْبِسْنَ مُقَطَّعَاتٍ مِنْ نَارٍ وَقُنِّعْنَ بِمَقَانِعَ مِنْ نَارٍ وَسُرْوِلْنَ مِنَ النَّارِ وَأُدْخِلَ فِي أَجْوَافِهِنَّ إِلَى رُءُوسِهِنَّ أَعْمِدَةٌ مِنْ نَارٍ وَقُذِفَ بِهِنَّ فِي النَّارِ أَيَّتُهَا الْمَرْأَةُ إِنَّ أَوَّلَ مَنْ عَمِلَ هَذَا الْعَمَلَ قَوْمُ لُوطٍ فَاسْتَغْنَى الرِّجَالُ بِالرِّجَالِ فَبَقِيَ النِّسَاءُ بِغَيْرِ رِجَالٍ فَفَعَلْنَ كَمَا فَعَلَ رِجَالُهُنَّ.


2. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from Ali ibn al-Hakam from Ishaq ibn Jarir who has said the following: “A woman asked me to ask abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, for permission to visit him (the Imam). Permission was given and she came with her slave-girl and asked, ‘O abu ‘Abd Allah, what is the meaning of the word of Allah, most Majestic, most Glorious, “. . . the olive tree which is not eastern or western.’” (24:35) He (the Imam) said, ‘Allah does not give parables of the tree. He only gives parables about the children of Adam. Ask what you want.’ She asked, ‘Tell me about women with women and what the penalty is for it?’ He (the Imam) said, ‘Its penalty is like that for fornication and on the Day of Judgment they will be brought with dresses of fire which cause laceration, veiled with veils of fire, and loin cloths of fire. Posts of fire will be inserted inside them up to their heads and they will be thrown in the fire. You must take notice that the first ones who engage in such act were people of Lot. Men became satisfied with men and women were left without men, so they did as their men did.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: موثق - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (20/401)



3- عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ عَمْرِو بْنِ عُثْمَانَ عَنْ يَزِيدَ النَّخَعِيِّ عَنْ بَشِيرٍ النَّبَّالِ قَالَ رَأَيْتُ عِنْدَ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللهِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) رَجُلا فَقَالَ لَهُ جُعِلْتُ فِدَاكَ مَا تَقُولُ فِي اللَّوَاتِي مَعَ اللَّوَاتِي فَقَالَ لَهُ لا أُخْبِرُكَ حَتَّى تَحْلِفَ لَتُخْبِرَنَّ بِمَا أُحَدِّثُكَ بِهِ النِّسَاءَ قَالَ فَحَلَفَ لَهُ قَالَ فَقَالَ هُمَا فِي النَّارِ وَعَلَيْهِمَا سَبْعُونَ حُلَّةً مِنْ نَارٍ فَوْقَ تِلْكَ الْحُلَلِ جِلْدٌ جَافٌّ غَلِيظٌ مِنْ نَارٍ عَلَيْهِمَا نِطَاقَانِ مِنْ نَارٍ وَتَاجَانِ مِنْ نَارٍ فَوْقَ تِلْكَ الْحُلَلِ وَخُفَّانِ مِنْ نَارٍ وَهُمَا فِي النَّارِ.


3. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ‘Amr ibn ‘Uthman from Yazid al-Nakha’iy from Bashir al-Nabbal who has said the following: “I saw a man with abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, who said, ‘I pray to Allah to keep my soul in service for your cause, what do you say about women with women (lesbianism)?’ He (the Imam) said, ‘I will not tell you anything about it until you take an oath to narrate, what I tell you, to women.’ He (the narrator) has said that he took an oath and he (the Imam) said, ‘They both will be in the fire and on them there will be seventy thousand dresses of fire and on every dress there will be a thick dry skin of fire. On them there will be two belts of fire and two crowns of fire over the dresses and two pairs of shoes of fire and they will be in the fire.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: مجهول - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (20/402)



4- عَنْهُ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْقَاسِمِ عَنْ جَعْفَرِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ الْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ زِيَادٍ عَنْ يَعْقُوبَ بْنِ جَعْفَرٍ قَالَ سَأَلَ رَجُلٌ أَبَا عَبْدِ اللهِ أَوْ أَبَا إِبْرَاهِيمَ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) عَنِ الْمَرْأَةِ تُسَاحِقُ الْمَرْأَةَ وَكَانَ مُتَّكِئاً فَجَلَسَ فَقَالَ مَلْعُونَةٌ الرَّاكِبَةُ وَالْمَرْكُوبَةُ وَمَلْعُونَةٌ حَتَّى تَخْرُجَ مِنْ أَثْوَابِهَا الرَّاكِبَةُ وَالْمَرْكُوبَةُ فَإِنَّ اللهَ تَبَارَكَ وَتَعَالَى وَالْمَلائِكَةَ وَأَوْلِيَاءَهُ يَلْعَنُونَهُمَا وَأَنَا وَمَنْ بَقِيَ فِي أَصْلابِ الرِّجَالِ وَأَرْحَامِ النِّسَاءِ فَهُوَ وَاللهِ الزِّنَا الأكْبَرُ وَلا وَاللهِ مَا لَهُنَّ تَوْبَةٌ قَاتَلَ اللهُ لاقِيسَ بِنْتَ إِبْلِيسَ مَا ذَا جَاءَتْ بِهِ فَقَالَ الرَّجُلُ هَذَا مَا جَاءَ بِهِ أَهْلُ الْعِرَاقِ فَقَالَ وَاللهِ لَقَدْ كَانَ عَلَى عَهْدِ رَسُولِ اللهِ (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) قَبْلَ أَنْ يَكُونَ الْعِرَاقُ وَفِيهِنَّ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) لَعَنَ اللهُ الْمُتَشَبِّهَاتِ بِالرِّجَالِ مِنَ النِّسَاءِ وَلَعَنَ اللهُ الْمُتَشَبِّهِينَ مِنَ الرِّجَالِ بِالنِّسَاءِ.


4. It is narrated from the narrator of the previous Hadith from his father from Ali ibn al-Qasim from Ja’far ibn Muhammad from al- Husayn ibn Ziyad from Ya’qub ibn Ja’far who has said the following: “Once, a man asked abu ‘Abd Allah, or abu Ibrahim, ‘Alayhim al-Salam, about women who practice women homosexuality (lesbianism). He (the Imam) was leaning, he sat straight and said, ‘They are condemned, the one on her as well underneath her until she moves out of her clothes, the rider as well as the one being rode. Allah, most Blessed, most High, the angels and those who possess divine authority condemned them, as well as I and all remaining in the backs of men and wombs of women condemned them. It by Allah is greater fornication. No, by Allah there is no repentance for them. May Allah destroy Laqis, daughter of Satan who brought it.’ The man said that it has come from people of Iraq. He (the Imam) said, ‘No, by Allah, it was in the time of the Messenger of Allah, O Allah, grant compensation to Muhammad and his family worthy of their services to Your cause, before Iraq was there and about them the Messenger of Allah has said, ‘Allah has condemned transvestites (men who pretend to be like women and women who pretend to be like men).’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: مجهول - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (20/402)