Is There Only One Islamic Method to Kill Homosexuals?

Man earing white  on his knees about to be thrown off a great height
Man on his knees about to be thrown off a great height

Islamic Method to Kill Homosexuals. In Islam there is no stipulated or preferred method to kill homosexuals. Rather, there is diversity of opinion on the appropriate method to be used. However, all schools of Islam, Shia and Sunni, agree that the killing of homosexuals is beyond debate or question. This has been Islamic doctrine since the time of the Prophet Mohammad PBUH.

Method for Killing Homosexuals Contextualized within the Islamic Geographic Context.

Man dressed in white starts falling to his death from a great height
Man just falling thrown off a great height

There are 4 methods that are employed when killing homosexuals. The method depends on factors such as terrain, height of local buildings, the availability or abundance of fire wood, rocks or simply the preference of the local judge or Sharia council.

Imam Hamza Sodogar is a senior Shia scholar. To learn more.

If there’s a homosexual man, the punishment is one of five things. One, the easiest one may be, is to chop off their head, that’s the easiest. Second, burn them to death. Third, throw them off a cliff. Fourth, tear down a wall on them so they die under that. Fifth a combination of the above.

View from the ground Man dressed in white starts falling to his death from a great height
Man tumbling through the air from a great height

The ‘All of the above” comment is not to be taken seriously. The Imam was being humorous. This is clear to any that watches the video.

Tolerance for Diversity of Methods can be traced back to the Beginning of Islam  

We learn from Islam Q & A. Ahmad (2915) narrated from Ibn ‘Abbaas 

The Sahaabah (companions of the Prophet) were unanimously agreed on the execution of homosexuals, but they differed as to how they were to be executed. Some of them were of the view that they should be burned with fire, which was the view of ‘Ali (may Allaah be pleased with him) and also of Abu Bakr (may Allaah be pleased with him), as we shall see below. And some of them thought that they should be thrown down from a high place, then have stones thrown at them. This was the view of Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him). 

Top view of man in mid air moments from hitting the ground.
top view of Man tumbling through the air from a great height

Conclusion on Islamic Method to Kill Homosexuals.

We learn that within Islam there is diversity of opinion on the method. This makes it clear that Islam is tolerant of a permitted amount of diversity.

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Bottom View of Man tumbling through  the air from a great height
Bottom View of Man tumbling through the air from a great height

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