Saturday, September 15, 2018

Bane of Same Sex Relations and Condemnation in Islam


There were times when human relations were based on respect and honour and as per dictates of one's faith. Men and women go t married, raised children and lived a happy and contended family lives. But then the relations started to get polluted and men and women started to get fed up of each and started to find alternative means to live their lives and the bane of same sex relations merged. People became so obsessed with the this new 'innovative' form of relations that many a Western countries bowed to the demands of these people and legalized their relation. Today many countries have allowed same sex marriages legal to allow personal freedom of the individuals, no matter how detestable idea this may have been.

Like all major Divine relations, Islam too strictly condemns these relations and stresses on marriages of man and woman as has been the norm right from Adam and Eve and thereafter.  The mention of people of Lot in the Holy Quran and the wrath of Allah that befell on them should be an eye opener for all the proponents of same sex relations. 

it is very interesting that same sex supporters who have never consulted or read the Holy Qur'an of the Muslims, try to justify their relations and instead of seeking guidance and interpreting the fate of the people of the Lot, question Qur'an for not laying 'clearcut and specific commandments condemning homosexuality. In One of the site of the Gay supporters, I cam across the following question posed to the Muslims and the Qur'an:
If sex between two men is sinful, why doesn't the Qur'an simply say so? It was very clear and very specific about a great many things. Why couldn't the Qur'an - and the Bible, for that matter - be just as clear and specific about homosexuality? Reason would suggest that if 5% of the given population (the estimated number of homosexuals) is going to be condemned then clear and convincing reasons for doing so must be given.[1]
This very interesting. Qur'an is a Dive book to show the righteous path lest people get astray. It is not a pornographic book to explicitly quote what is right and what is wrong or sin. The reference given given are amply clear and if despite the mention of the bad habits of the people of the Lot and the wrath of Allah that befell on them, someone cannot find the right answers, then he himself calls for the Divine anger and be condemned.




Now let me quote verses from various chapters of the Holy Qur'an where it has been explicitly mentioned that same sex relations are not allowed in Islam:
"Do you approach males among the worlds. And leave what your Lord has created for you as mates? But you are a people transgressing." They said, "If you do not desist, O Lot, you will surely be of those evicted." He said, "Indeed, I am, toward your deed, of those who detest [it]." [Surah Ash-Shu'ara, Chapter 26:165-168]
And [mention] Lot, when he said to his people, "Do you commit immorality while you are seeing? Do you indeed approach men with desire instead of women? Rather, you are a people behaving ignorantly." [Surah An Namal, Chapter 27:54-55]
And [mention] Lot, when he said to his people, "Indeed, you commit such immorality as no one has preceded you with from among the worlds. Indeed, you approach men and obstruct the road and commit in your meetings [every] evil." And the answer of his people was not but they said, "Bring us the punishment of Allah, if you should be of the truthful." He said, "My Lord, support me against the corrupting people." And when Our messengers came to Abraham with the good tidings, they said, "Indeed, we will destroy the people of that Lot's city. Indeed, its people have been wrongdoers." [Surah Al-Ankaboot, Chapter 29:28-31] 
The above verses from various chapters of the Holy Qur'an amply clarify the evil in the people of Lot and their lust for men rather than women. And when Prophet Lut (Lot, peace be upon him) forewarned them of the Divine wrath, they mocked him and told him to bring whatever he threatens them of off. And then the wrath of Allah came, and all of the Lot family except Lot's wife, who was an informer, were saved and the evil desired people tasted the most horrible death as was predicted by Prophet Lot:
By your life, [O Muhammad], indeed they [people of Lot] were, in their intoxication, wandering blindly. So the shriek seized them at sunrise. And We made the highest part [of the city] its lowest and rained upon them stones of hard clay. Indeed in that are signs for those who discern. [Surah Al-Hijr, Chapter 15:72-75]
The above verses are for those who have a desire to seek a righteous path and not for those who continue to commit sin despite the Divine commandments and get astray.

It is yet interesting to note that the site from which I shared an excerpt earlier, comes up with yet another misleading remarks about Muslims:[1]
The majority of Muslims refuse to consider the possibility that this story could be anything other than a condemnation of homosexuality .They do so from the belief that the Qur'an - and each and every word contained within it - is absolutely and literally true, spoken by Allah and conveyed through the Prophet Muhammad, and as such, is unalterable, completely clear and precise and not subject to any interpretation or debate. These are claims made by fundamentalist Christians concerning the Bible, and like such claims, they lead to a host of problems.
The above remarks show the resilience the proponents of same sex relations show despite clear messages conveyed through Divine commandments to refrain from same sex relations. And at another place, it is said that about 40% Muslims living in the USA approve of the same sex marriages. Muslims who are true Muslims and have read the Qur'an with translation and understood its meaning with special reference to the context would never subscribe to such an evil and absurd idea. 

It may be worthwhile to mention that the even intimate relations between husband and wife do not allow anal intercourse:
"Your women are a tilth for you (to cultivate) so go to your tilth as ye will, and send (good deeds) before you for your souls, and fear Allah, and know that ye will (one day) meet Him. Give glad tidings to believers, (O Muhammad)" [Surah Al Baqarah, Chapter 2:223]  
The above verse clearly clarifies that a man must consider his wife as his tilth and restrict his relations to vaginal intercourse as by doing this one can expect one's harvest, that is children. Quite naturally anal sex does not yield such output. Most Muslim scholars have interpreted the very word "cultivate" unanimously as impregnating the wife or nurturing wife as though a farmer cultivates a piece of land, but not as a means of performing forbidden practices. Thus Islam always calls fro clean and sacred relations of matrimony between husband and wife only and NOT between man and man or woman and woman. 

Some supporting same sex relations quote Lebanon, a Muslim country, which supports the LGBT rights and even accommodated the holding of the gay week. The wave liberalism that is finding its way in the Islamic countries is oft quoted for "Islamic scholar rethinking of interpretation of Qur'an on strict view about same sex relations." No matter what a small group people in Islamic countries do, ruling by majority scholar remain unanimous. Recently there was a news of two Muslims opting for same sex marriage and it received wide circulation. Anyone can go astray even he or she is a Muslim. But a few odd examples do not mean that Islam has allowed such act. A forbidden act remains forbidden, no matter how it is interpreted by liberals for their ease.

Here I would like quote Sola Resna, who sums the issue in a very convincing and understandable way: [3]
The Muslim should not doubt, even for an instant, that what Allah has prescribed is wise. He should know that there is great wisdom in what Allah has commanded and what He has forbidden; it is the straight path and is the only way in which man can be safe and at peace, protecting his honour, his mind and his health, in accordance with the natural disposition (fitrah) with which Allah has created man.
They (gays and lesbians) both go against the natural disposition (fitrah) which Allah has created in mankind – and also in animals – whereby the male is inclined towards the female, and vice versa. Whoever goes against that goes against the natural disposition of mankind, the fitrah.
The spread of homosexuality has caused man diseases which neither the east nor the west can deny exist because of them. Even if the only result of this perversion was AIDS – which attacks the immune system in humans – that would be enough. It also causes the breakup of the family and leads people to give up their work and study because they are preoccupied with these perversions.

May Allah guide us to refrain from adding innovations in the sacred relation of man and woman and make us mindful of the fact that there are no intimate relations between man and woman outside marriage for it is the worst of crimes after declaring someone equal to one Monotheist Allah.

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