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Lesbian is a kind of relationship which refers to female who is attracted to another female (female homosexuality). In the West, lesbianism has become a popular culture that influenced the feminist movement which questioned male strict gender role.

Why lesbian?

  • Women prefer women as women like to express passionate love to another, unlike men who by enlarge are unromantic and less passionate.
  • When women pursue higher education in all-female surroundings, they develop a culture of romantic pursuit in an environment such as all-girl College. All-female mentoring, social gathering create dependency and subsequently undying love for one another.
  • Women who decided to put their career first on top of other priorities growing to become too independence and beginning to reject strictly prescribed roles by the society may find out that people of the same sex understand them better than men.
  • Women with excessive amount of adrenal cortical hormone are lesbian.

Is lesbianism a mental disorder?

After the removal of homosexuality from DSM manual in 1973, lesbianism was not considered as mental disorder any more. Many of the referrals to mental health clinics, however, are based on anxiety, depression, substance abuse and eating disorder.

Lesbian partners are prone to develop lower self-esteem and suicide. By enlarge, lesbian couples appear to experience less social stigmatization and to have more enduring monogamous relationship than male homosexuals.

Lesbian: Islamic Standpoint

Islam particularly Quran is very clear about lesbian.


Allah says in Quran::

 “We also (sent) Lut: he said to his people: “Do ye commit lewdness such as no people in creation (ever) committed before you? “For ye practice your lusts on men in preference to women: ye are indeed a people transgressing beyond bounds.” – Holy Quran 7:80-81.

“Of all the creatures in the world will ye approach males”. “And leave those whom Allah has created for you to be your mates? Nay ye are a people transgressing (all limits)!” – Holy Quran 26:165-166


The end result for not giving up homosexuality was the destruction of entire cities.


“When Our decree issued We turned (the cities) upside down and rained down on them brimstones hard as baked clay spread layer on layer Marked as from thy Lord: nor are they ever far from those who do wrong!” – Holy Quran 11:82-83


In Muslim countries, lesbian women are disallowed to fulfill the roles of a dual identity that has been pre-conceived by Islamic traditional notions of femininity and social attitudes of the society.

Last Reviewed : 11 November 2013
Writer : Prof. Madya Dr. Mohd Jamil Bin Yaacob