Zina verse[ edit ] Only one passage in the Quran prescribes a strictly legal position. Caliph al-Mutasim in the 9th century and some of his successors were accused of homosexuality. Only then does it expand to encompass areas like contracts, property, marriage, inheritance, civil and criminal law. It is not restricted to homosexual behaviour, however, and deals more generally with zina illicit sexual intercourse: This article is over 2 years old Prayers at a mosque in Bradford. A painting by Riza Abbasi with homo-erotic qualities shows the ruler enjoying such delights. Evidence includes the behavior of rulers. Moreover, he concurred with Islamic legal scholar Mohamed Fadel  in arguing that this is not about changing Islamic marriage nikah , but about making "sure that all citizens have access to the same kinds of public benefits". Heirs to the Greeks, Muslim scholars found it expectable that men would be attracted to young boys or beautiful males, since they manifested the same feminine beauty as women. He argued that it therefore seems hypocritical to deny fundamental rights to same-sex couples. Murdo Macleod for the Guardian British Muslims are more likely to feel a stronger connection to Britain than the population at large, according to polling, which also found that more than half think that homosexuality should be illegal. Then Kugle continues, "the implication of this verse is that no Muslim is better than another," even "a gay or lesbian Muslim. I have a lad who is like the beautiful lads of paradise And his eyes are big and beautiful Jurists of the Hanafi school took up the question seriously, considering, but ultimately rejecting the suggestion that homosexual pleasures were, like wine, forbidden in this world but enjoyed in the afterlife. This view was widely rejected by medieval scholars, but has found some acceptance in modern times. Kugle notes the Islamic "tolerance for diversity of interpretation of sacred texts. If a man who is not married is seized committing sodomy he will be stoned to death.