Islam means submission, submitting your will to the Creator and living by His commandments in this life to lead a prosperous life in the hereafter. This leads to the fact that a Muslim lives like a slave in this world, a slave of Allah سبحانه وتعالى . His life is confined by the rules set down by Islam. Following the rules set down by Islam restores happiness, justice, moral and ethical values of our society. With time gaining the knowledge of world has taken the shape of a primary obligation upon Muslims which is rather good but what was supposed to be learned has been kept aside and forgotten. 95% Muslims in the world don’t even understand the Fiqh of prayer, their greatest identification! This has led to an ignorant society of Muslims who believe in the freedom of speech and freedom of choice.
Freedom you say? Do you mind telling me who gave you your name? Did you get to choose it? Did you decide the skin of your color? Did you decide your nationality? Did you decide your time of birth? No, indeed everything had been chosen for you without your consultation. You didn’t even get to keep the name of your choice and then you call yourself free!!! The truth is you are not a free person, you were created for a purpose, the worship of Allah سبحانه وتعالى. Freedom of speech and choice is practiced in Islam to a great degree and the opinions of people are respected, but you can’t say whatever you like and you can’t do whatever you wish. Always remember there are limits to everything.
So now why Adam and Eve? Well Allah سبحانه وتعالى created a man and a woman to lay down the foundations of the human race. Had He created Adam and Steve, our race would have not been present today. You see men in Islam marry women to have children, and that keeps our race from going extinct. Also the love between a man and a woman is a beautiful, well balanced bond. While one is weak, other is physically strong. One has to earn, the other has to bring up children. If one of them is sad or confused or hurt, he/she finds comfort in the other.
A recent trend which has been given a lot of support by the higher authorities and people of various beliefs is the love between same sex. The legalization of gay marriages in the States was a serious setback for a lot of “ordinary” people. Allah سبحانه وتعالى mentions the story of Lut عليه السلام in the Quran. His people would practice sodomy, simply put they were gays. They were punished heavily for their dirty crime.
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 practise your lusts on men in preference to women : ye are indeed a people transgressing beyond bounds.”
And his people gave no answer but this: they said, “Drive them out of your city: these are indeed men who want to be clean and pure!”(Surat al-Araf: 80-82)
Apart from Quran, Bible also claims this act as a felony. I remember a couple of years ago, gays were considered as psychologically and mentally ill people. They would get treatment for this. Who knew we would live to see these mentally ill people get their rights while the blacks in America are still treated worse than retard people!
Homosexuality was considered a psychiatric illness until 1973, when it was removed from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual in psychiatry because of political pressure. Sodomy is associated with life threatening diseases like anal cancer, Human Immunodeficiency Syndrome Virus (HIV), Human Papilloma virus (HPV), Cryptosporidium etc.
Two studies that appeared in the October 2000 issue of the American Medical Association’s Archives of General Psychiatry confirm strong correlation between homosexual sex and suicide, as well as relationship between Homosexuality and emotional and mental problems. Apart from these facts, relationship between males doesn’t expect loyalty which is very important for a relationship to last. Also same sex union causes trauma and pain to the individuals, needless to say it deteriorates the culture of the society.
Media has portrayed homosexuals in need of help and target of discrimination and attempts to claim that homosexuality is genetically determined while research fails to prove so. Legalizing gay marriages in one part of the world will lead to rebellion and pressure from gays present in the other parts and imagine the world once gays will be recognised by the Law all over the place. Linda might tell David that she is interested in him, only to be rejected as David would be madly in love with Steve who would have given his heart to Angela, while Angela would be married to her best friend Jessica!
The Muslims and everyone in general who support gay marriages are in a state of ignorance which leads them to believe the picture media has given them about homosexuals. They demand the rights of homosexuals calling it freedom. This is not freedom of choice my friends, these ill people need to be educated about the diseases and traumas they might face as a result of their stupidity. Homosexuality may be your definition of freedom today, I wonder what will you name it once it fails you completely.
Fatima Bint Sajid