Showing posts with label LGBTQ. Show all posts
Showing posts with label LGBTQ. Show all posts

Wednesday 3 August 2022

Islamic viewpoint on LGBTQ

Immorality and same sex relations are not new. It dates back to as old as the history of the world. The notorious people of Lot (Prophet Lut, may peace be upon him) as mentioned in the Qur'an were the people who indulged in same sex relations and despite warnings being sounded to them by the revered prophet, they did not abandoned their way of life till they were caught up by the wrath of God and were destroyed, save a few with the Prophet Lot.

Please read our exclusive post: Prophet Lut (Lot) and Allah's wrath on his people for details on the above said historical event as mentioned in Qur'an.

However lately, the community of same sex advocates have gained momentum and in many country the community has been legalized and the same sex marriages allowed by law. It is unfortunate that this community is gaining foothold in the Islamic countries and the new found members despite being practicing Muslims have adopted this peculiar way of life and even support their decision.

Now the question arises: Is there any place of LGBTQ in Islam. Many scholars have given their viewpoint. However it must be understood that the basic foundation of Islam pivots on PURITY. Allah commands Muslims to be pure in thought, relations, affairs and adornment. The sexual matters are discussed threadbare in Qur'an and Sunnah. The essence of purity in sexual  matter is based on the exclusive relation between husband and wife. There is no concept of sex beyond this pure and sacred relation. So much so that even in the sexual relationship of husband and wife, restrictions are placed to approach one's wife if she is mensurating and the anal copulation for these two things are declared impure.

Secondly, there is to be no relation outside a marriage. For Islam has perfectly defined the limits of establishment of a family. The concept of family is based on mutual trust and purity between husband and wife. Therefore both men and women are prohibited to wear and raiment which is revealing in public which should entice lewdness in the onlooker. Likewise both men and woman are advised to keep their gaze low so as not to stare ate the opposing sex lest may induce sexual pleasure. Also guarding parts of one's shame is strictly ordered for such actions lead to lewdness and disturb the moral fiber of the society. 
(Surah 24 An Nur:30) (O Prophet), enjoin believing men to cast down their looks and guard their private parts. That is purer for them. Surely Allah is well aware of all what they do.
In Islam even a woman is advised not to appear before close relations which are Na-Mahram, that is relations with which she can get married. Likewise, a man and woman are commanded NOT to undress against anyone or reveal their parts of shame other than husband and wife.
It is not lawful for a man to cast a full gaze at the other women except at his own wife or the mahram women of his family. The chance look is pardonable but not the second look which one casts when one feels the lure of the object. The Prophet (peace be upon him) has termed such gazing and glancing as wickedness of the eyes.
So this in nutshell is the concept of morality in Islam in which there is no place for LGBTQ for it transgresses the very dictates of purity in Islam and cause of lewdness in the society. Those Muslims who are part of the LGBTQ community and yet claim to be practicing Muslims need to have serious reappraisal of their faith and tenants of Islam which has strictly laid down limits of allowable relations. 

To understand the Islamic viewpoint on LGBTQ, we have selected an exclusive lecture by Professor Javed Ahmad Ghamidi, in which he discusses the matter under discussion threadbare in the light of Qur'an. Javed Ahmad Ghamidi a Pakistani Muslim theologian, Quran scholar, Islamic modernist, exegete and educationist, on the subject. The video is in Urdu, but has English subtitles for those who cannot understand Urdu:
May Allāh (سبحانه و تعالى‎) help us understand Qur'ān and help us to act upon the commandments of Allah contained therein. May Allah help us to maintain our intimate relations pure and clean and that we do not transgress the limits set forth for us. May we be like the ones He loves and let our lives be lived helping others and not making others life miserable or unlivable. May all our wrong doings, whether intentional or unintentional, be forgiven before the angel of death knocks on our door. 

وَمَا عَلَيۡنَاۤ اِلَّا الۡبَلٰغُ الۡمُبِيۡنُ‏ 
(36:17) and our duty is no more than to clearly convey the Message.”
That is our duty to convey only to you the message that Allah has entrusted us with. Then it is for you to accept it or reject it. We have not been made responsible to make you accept it forcibly, And if you do not accept it, we shall not be seized in consequence of your disbelief, You will yourselves be answerable for your actions on Day of Resurrection.

May Allah forgive me if my posts ever imply a piety far greater than I possess. I am most in need of guidance.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in the video above are that of the concerned scholar . We have shared these view as added information in better understanding of Islam. The reader may or may not agree with the view owing to their own perception. If any one differs with the material contained in this post, one may consult the references and their authors.  If someone has more material about the subject, he/she is most welcome to share in the comments box to make the post all encompassing.

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