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Assalam Aalikoom, the Supreme Court of Ontario that recently ordered the gouvernment to accepted gay and lesbian marriages. Being a mulism myself is it acceptable to accept this ruling. My father didn`t even want us to have this conversation among the family. I agree that it is aganist Allah`s teachings, but i stand with them a 100%. I think that what they are doing is their problem and it doesn`t have to affect my life. Is it wrong to support their way of life? I believe that it`s their human right and decision to do whatever they want. Is it wrong to hold such conversation among us? I have been told that being a mulism we are not to associate with gays. Is this true? May Allah help you in your good work... Inhsallah
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Before we answer your specific questions, allow us to give you an overview of the concept of homosexuality in Islam.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 7 Surah Aaraf verses 80-82:And We sent Lot as a Messenger. And he said to his people, Have you become so shameless that you commit such indecent acts as no one committed before you in the world? You gratify your lust with men instead of women. Indeed you are a people who are transgressors of all limits! But the only answer his people gave was, turn out these people from your habitations for they pose to be very pious.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 11 Surah Hud verses 82-83:Accordingly, when the time of the execution of Our Judgement came (for the people of Lot), We turned the habitation upside down and rained on it stones of baked clay, each of which had been specifically marked by your Lord. And such a scourge is not far from the tyrannous people!
Homosexuality is absolutely forbidden in Islam. It is an abomination and a grave sin in the eyes of Allah, and in Islam the doers of this sin are punishable by death!
This deed is deemed un-natural and against humanity and society in Islam. This deed is an evil and immoral deviation of man, and is not even found in the lower forms of animate life! Allah destroyed the whole habitation of Prophet Lot, and turned the whole city upside-down, and rained on them a rain of brim-stones for their sin of homosexuality. It was not that every individual in Sodom and Gomorrah who were destroyed committed sodomy; but even those who accepted it, propagated it, looked upto it as a norm and fashion, and allowed it without raising a voice against this abomination, were all destroyed by Allah Subhanah.
And Allah warns in the Holy Quran: And such a scourge is not far from the tyrannous people! Thus if in the world today, this act of sodomy is propagated and accepted as normal and as fashionable, and society as a whole does not take steps to abolish this abomination, the scourge that came upon the people of Sodom and Gomorrah is not far!
We seek refuge in Allah from His Wrath, His Anger and His Punishment!
Your question: Being a mulism myself is it acceptable to accept this ruling.
The only rulings which are unconditionally binding on the believers, are the rulings of Allah and His Messenger (saws). If any other, no matter who and what they are, give a ruling that goes against the guidance and teachings of Allah Subhanah and His Messenger (saws); those rulings will not be accepted or obeyed by the true believers.
Your question: I agree that it is aganist Allah`s teachings, but i stand with them a 100%.
Allah Subhanah has given man intelligence and the power of reasoning, and a free will to choose between the good and the evil paths. If you know, accept and agree that the ruling of the worldly court is absolutely against the clear guidance of Allah Subhanah and you still wish to stand 100% with such a ruling; then that is a stand you should prepare to answer for in the Just Court of Allah Subhanah on an Inevitable Day.
Our humble advice to our brother muslim is to sincerely contemplate this Aayah of the Holy Quran before you take any stand against the guidance of Allah Subhanah:
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 33 Surah Ahzaab verse 36:It does not behove a believing man and a believing woman, that when Allah and His Messenger have given their decision in a matter, they should exercise an option in that matter of theirs. For whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger, has indeed strayed into manifest error.
Your question: I think that what they are doing is their problem and it doesn`t have to affect my life. Is it wrong to support their way of life? I believe that it`s their human right and decision to do whatever they want.
Homosexuality is an abomination and a grave sin in the sight of the Creator; and it is absolutely and comprehensively wrong for a believer, who sincerely believes in Allah and the Last Day, to support homosexuality in any form, manner, or mode!
No one respects and honors human rights more than the One Who Created humans and gave them their rights! The Rights of one stop when one harms the rights of another, or harms the rights of a righteous and pious society. The ungodly world have used the banner of human rights in a selective manner according to their whims, fancies, conjecture, and desires.
Will the same courts who have allowed and legalized such an abomination as homosexuality, allow these evils under the guise of human rights:
- a person to use drugs on himself?
- A person to smoke in a public building?
- A person to open an illegal gambling den wherever he wants?
- A person to sell alcohol or cigarettes or drugs to children?
- a person to walk naked in public?
- A person to kill himself in public?
- A person to commit incest with his daughter?
The ungodly people have recognized the above as evils of society, and have no qualms or issues in restricting the person from practicing his human rights when one harms himself, his fellow mankind or the society! But these same people do not recognize the evils of accepting homosexuality upon the person himself, his fellow mankind and to a righteous society.
Time is not far when the same courts who have today legalized homosexuality, may tomorrow legalize a man to marry his daughter, or his sister, or his mother, or maybe even his own dog!!! Will you stand with them a 100% then?
Beloved brother, the Criterion for good and evil is not what some court in Ontario or New York or The Hague decides! The Criterion of good and evil for the believers, who sincerely believe in Allah and the Last Day, should always be the guidance and teachings of Allah and His Messenger (saws).
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 44:If any do fail to Judge by what Allah has Revealed, they are (no better than) the kaafiroon (unbelievers)!
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 45:And if any fail to Judge by what Allah has Revealed, they are (no better than) the dhaalimoon (wrong-doers)!
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 47:If any do fail to Judge by what Allah has Revealed, they are (no better than) the faasiqoon (transgressors)!
Your question: Is it wrong to hold such conversation among us?
If one is asking a question to gain more knowledge about a subject, there is absolutely no harm. It is not wrong to hold such a conversation amongst us, or ask anything pertaining seeking knowledge in Islam, provided ones intention is to seek knowledge and not mock or ridicule or abuse the laws and guidance of Allah and His Messenger (saws).
Your question: I have been told that being a mulism we are not to associate with gays. Is this true?
It all depends on what kind of association a believer wants to form with the people who practice the abomination of homosexuality!
If one wants to support their movement, or support their cause, or associate with them sexually, etc. then obviously it would not behove a believer to associate with such evil in any way.
But if one wants to guide the people who practice homosexuality to the Right Path, or advice them to leave their evil practice, or help them when an individual is in distress, or do justice in dealing with them, etc. there is absolutely no harm in such association.
To Allah we belong, and to Him is our ultimate return.
If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws), he can be assured of never ever being misled; but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), he can be assured of being led astray.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your Brother in Islam,