US Supreme Court: Jewish Uni Must Accept LGBT Group… Muslims Are Next

By Muslim Skeptic Team -September 20, 2022

This is for those Muslims who allied themselves with the LGBT community for their “human rights” and fought for them to gain recognition for their perceived right to “love” whoever they want. They did this in the name of supposedly protecting religious freedoms for all Muslims within the United States. Just know that you are next.

On Wednesday (September 14, 2022) NBC News reports that:

The Supreme Court said Wednesday that an Orthodox Jewish university in New York is required for now to officially recognize an LGBTQ student group in a rare legal defeat for religious rights.

The article continues, saying:

The decision leaves intact a decision by a New York state judge, who ruled in June that the university was bound by the New York City Human Rights Law, which bars discrimination based on sexual orientation. The university argues that it is a religious institution and therefore should be exempted from the law. Requiring the school to endorse the group would be a “clear violation” of its First Amendment rights, which protect the free exercise of religion, it said.

RELATED: How Will the Pro-LGBT “Equality Act” Affect Muslims? What Do Imams Have to Say?

The article goes on to conclude with the following:

The LGBTQ Pride Alliance group sought recognition from the Jewish Yeshiva University in 2019. When they had still not been officially recognized by the University, the group sued in April 2021 saying the school was required to grant its request because it is a place of public accommodation that is covered by the anti-discrimination law.

RELATED: Dalia Mogahed’s Response to Our MuslimGirl Article: Touting ISPU’s Pro-LGBT Advocacy

This story should be deeply concerning for the Muslim community because it is a direct attack against religious freedom in America. It is only a matter of time before extreme deviants from within the Muslim community decide to file similar cases in courts and demand recognition in masjids and Islamic schools.

This problem stems from the clever tactic employed by LGBT activists in pushing for their perverse desires and behaviors to be recognized as being “basic human rights.”

What is even more outrageous is that some Muslims have actually fought alongside them in order for them to attain these rights and also ensure that they are protected!

RELATED: Omar Suleiman Continues Promoting Pro-LGBT Activists and Politicians

There is no such thing as a “human right” to “love” whoever you want.

Love is defined in the context of marriage between a man and a woman for the purpose of bringing new life into the world. This is the only human right that is essential for the continuation of human civilization.

RELATED: Ingrid Mattson, HEART, and the Pro-LGBT “Muslim” Network Distorting Islam

For those who have fought alongside the LGBT community, you need to take a serious lesson away from this story and wake up. It is not enough to merely state that Islam is incompatible with LGBT. Simply put, it is incompatible with human civilization.

Western societies are navigating directly towards complete annihilation.

If you as a Muslim have any sense of care and compassion towards these people, you will not hesitate. Rather you will openly warn against the immense dangers of accepting and adopting immoral degeneracy and sexual deviance.

RELATED: Yasir Qadhi: Cancelled for LGBT or Is He Being Hypocritical?

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UK Takes Action Against Islamic Schools Teaching Values Contrary to LGBT, Feminism

By Muslim Skeptic Team -July 7, 2022

Guest post by Abu Sufyan

In late June 2022, the UK’s Department for Education published a report detailing a decision to ban a certain Muslim private school proprietor from managing independent schools.

The Secretary of State for Education declared Waheed Alam (popularly known as Abu Khadeejah) unfit to be involved in the management of private schools, “unable to comply with his safeguarding responsibilities, and relevant legislation,” effectively disqualifying him from any and all school leadership roles.

This particular action by the UK authorities represents a much bigger problem that affects all Muslims in the West.

The Secretary of State had previously found Abu Khadeejah guilty of “conduct…aimed at undermining the fundamental British value of individual liberty” with said conduct being “offensive, inappropriate, and contrary to the Equality Act 2010, the Independent Schools Standards, and DfE statutory guidance.”

The report cites a number of sermons and articles Abu Khadeejah produced within the last decade “which fail to show tolerance of, and respect for, the rights of others, and/or undermining fundamental British values,” specifically mentioning “strong messages that are aimed at undermining the fundamental British value of individual liberty.”

Apparently, we must all kneel to the timeless virtue of individual liberty.

Among the most “disturbing” of this online content was rhetoric “aimed at undermining the individual liberty of women by seeking to restrict the activities of women.”

RELATED: Keep It Up! UK Muslims Shut Down LGBT Propaganda at Four Schools

The Secretary of State also noted Abu Khadeejah’s “shocking” views regarding the LGBTQ lifestyle and, particularly, his “emotive language to denigrate and demonise gay men in particular,” concluding that these were “aimed at spreading prejudice and intolerance towards gay people.”

The report describes Abu Khadeejah as the “former Chair of Directors of Redstone Educational Services Ltd, proprietor body of Redstone Educational Academy, an independent school” where he also formerly served as the governing body Chair. It interestingly notes the findings of an investigation conducted three years prior which found that these “published discriminatory views…would be accessible to pupils.”

In other words, despite running his own independent school, Abu Khadeejah was ultimately reprimanded for not preaching ideas contrary to his own convictions as a Muslim.

This issue is especially serious for those of us involved in Islamic education or those of us who have or plan to have children. If a man can lose his right to educate the children of consenting parents who share his beliefs in an ostensibly “independent” and “private” school, simply because his beliefs do not coincide with ever-evolving British “values,” then how is this anything other than brute authoritarianism?

We should consider where exactly the buck stops with regards to the rights of faith groups to determine their own curriculum, and even parents’ rights to homeschool. Are these really guaranteed by a liberal secular system? Or, can such a right to teach Islam only be guaranteed by an Islamic government that fully implements the Sharia of Allah?

At this point, it behooves all Muslims to ask whether there is even a future for real Islamic schooling in the liberal West. And outside the West, is there a future for such schooling in any country that bows down to Western liberal power?

This incident is just another of many in a clear trend of cultural and ideological warfare in the West and throughout the globe more broadly. Such a decision against this Islamic school is reminiscent of similar instances in France where Muslim community leaders were removed for simply disagreeing with the dominant liberal ideology (or, even just reading verses from the Quran).

RELATED: France Demonizes Senegalese-Muslim Footballer for Refusing to Promote LGBTQ

Many Muslims will strongly disagree with the particularities and history of Abu Khadeejah’s dawah, etc., but the governmental actions against him is a much broader attack that threatens Islamic education writ large and, therefore, the future of Islam for our children. We are therefore compelled to speak out against it.

«Our Lord! Forgive us and our brothers who have preceded us in Faith, and do not put any hatred against the Believers in our hearts. Our Lord! You are indeed full of kindness, Most Merciful.» [al-Hashr 59:10]

The Shi’as & LGBTQ Crowd – ImportantAqeedah Notice!

Shi’as
Weekly, from the Manaabir (pulpits) throughout the world, the Imaams echo the words of our
beloved Rasoolullah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) which are as follows:
“Fear Allah! Fear Allah, regarding my Sahaabah (Radhiyallahu anhum)!”
“He who loves them (my Sahaabah), loves them because he loves me.”
“He who hates them, hates them because he hates me.”
The Shi’as who swear and abuse the Sahaabah (Radhiyallahu anhum) cannot be and should not be
included as part of the Muslim Ummah. The supporters and sympathizers of the Shi’as should take
a good warning of the jeopardy of their Imaan in the above Ahaadith echoed from the Manaabir
on Fridays. Can any sane human befriend and ‘act good’ to anyone who swears his mother? The
Shi’as swear and abuse Ummul-Mu’mineen (the mother of the believers), Hazrat Aisha
(Radhiyallahu anha) and other Sahaabah! How can we sympathize with them?
Therefore, it is Haraam to support the Shi’as. Stay far, very far from the Shi’as. The Shi’as are
Kuffaar. Be wary of those scholars who opt to remain silent in exposing the Kufr of the Shi’as!
LGBTQ
All the weird, alien-to-humans and inhumane activities, beliefs, doings and concept the LGBTQ
group believes in, are all rejected Islamically and are declared as major sins in Islaam. Supporting
this group, participating in their activities, wearing their coloured clothing, banners and flags are
all Haraam in terms of Deen. Anyone who believes and practices what the LGBTQ believes and
practices in, is out of the fold of Islaam.
Extreme caution should be taken regarding innocent (Muslim) school-going kids who are taught
such subjects whereby their innocent brains and hearts are brainwashed. They are taught to respect
anyone who is a gay or lesbian – Astaghfirullah! Even the animals don’t believe in this garbage!
Parents should really deeply rethink over sending their children to school where today these
subjects are taught. If parents know of a particular school having bullies that hassle students, then
no parent will readily send their kids to that school. The teaching and studying LGBTQ and all
other nonsensical Haraam subjects are subjects which are hassling, harassing, robbing and
murdering the Imaan and Hayaa’ of our kids. What future Ummah do we expect to have?
How can parents still comfortably send their sons – and even worse, their daughters – to schools?
It is sad to note how modern/secular-scholars of Deen encourage godless secular education which
promotes such filthy education. This is ridiculous and a sign of them being part of the Ulama-eBaatil!

Superman Is Gay and Your Muslim Children Are Still Watching His Cartoons

By Hud Lesprit

One of the myths of Liberalism is that it has brought humanity out of war and into peace.

The reality is that everywhere in the world, now more than ever, humanity is under siege. This siege is sometimes military, as in the Muslim countries that are under the yoke of the West. But it is very often economic and cultural…

The truth is, all nations are in hidden warfare. Behind the facade of peace, we must be attentive to the unspoken words that hide behind false smiles.

The American analyst Joseph Nye explained in the 90s that states exercise their power either through hard power, i.e., the use of military and economic resources, or through soft power, i.e., the exploitation of intangible resources such as image, reputation, or culture.

RELATED: Dalia Mogahed vs. The Taliban: Who Understands Islam Better?

This theory mainly concerns international politics, but it can be useful to understand the development of certain ideologies specific to the West. Through that lens, we can better understand the pressure that is exerted internationally to propagate Hollywood films, or “Marvel content,” as well as Netflix and others.

A very clear example of this dynamic happened last year when the Saudi government agreed to allow LGBTQ+ content in their country in exchange for Netflix banning anti-Saudi content from their platform.

In January, 2019, Netflix agreed to pull an episode of US comedian Hasan Minhaj’s Patriot Act from the platform in Saudi Arabia, after the Saudi government said it violated the law by criticising crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, known as MBS.

Hastings said: “It was a very difficult decision. We ended up being able to keep the episode up in Saudi Arabia on YouTube, strangely, not on Netflix.

“With that, we are able to have all of our other content, like Queer Eye, Sex Education and Orange Is the New Black, available in Saudi Arabia.

“It is a troubling compromise, it is not something we approached easily or lightly. But, on balance, we think it’s a good move.”

The cultural-production industry’s mission is to create an emotional attachment between the masses globally and the liberal, pro-LGBTQ+ standards promoted in these popular works of fiction.

You too, Superman?
Lately, Qawm Lut has been implementing yet another tactic to further corrupt our children:

The new Superman, Jonathan Kent – who is the son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane – will soon begin a romantic relationship with a male friend, DC Comics announced Monday.

That same-sex relationship is just one of the ways that Jonathan Kent, who goes by Jon, is proving to be a different Superman than his famous father. Since his new series, Superman: Son of Kal-El, began in July, Jon has combated wildfires caused by climate change, thwarted a high school shooting, and protested the deportation of refugees in Metropolis.

Does “gay Superman” seem inconsequential to the lives of our children?

To understand what impact this kind of thing can have on a global scale, let’s take an example related to my daily life.

Every year, at the beginning of the school year, Morocco’s supermarkets are filled with school supplies bearing Marvel and DC superhero logos and colors. In the same way, every day at snack time, the children drink from juice containers that depict many superheroes, including Superman.

Kids are surrounded by products branded with superhero images.

The impact of these Western superheroes around the world is huge. In 2019, for example, the Marvel Cinematic Comics was the 11th most profitable franchise in the world. Its impact is far beyond the West, as the Muslim world is voraciously consuming these cultural products.

So what do you think might happen if the man who is supposed to represent the masculine man par excellence starts to be attracted to other men and displays such deviant behaviors?

We are witnessing a campaign of mass manipulation to normalize LGBT behavior for future generations.

Moreover, the world of superheroes overall has been transformed in order to display more and more of this kind of material:

Batman’s sidekick, Robin, recently acknowledged romantic feelings for a male friend (not Dick Grayson – who was Batman’s partner for over four decades – but Tim Drake, a later replacement; there are multiple Robins just as there are multiple Supermen). And a new Aquaman comic stars a gay Black man who is positioned to become the title hero.

This shows us that the case of Superman is not an isolated phenomenon. Qawm Lut has invaded the whole industry. Are Muslim parents aware of this?

RELATED: Qawm Lut Uprising: Gay Choir Threatens to “Convert Your Children”

This is not limited to superhero comics, by the way.

Last year, the creator of kids cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants announced that this sponge character too is part of the LGBTQ+ community. Children as young as 2 years old watch this programming.

Every time our children consume this kind of content, they become more likely to develop such behaviors that will destroy their dunya and akhira. They will also develop positive associations and feelings toward fahisha and Qawm Lut.

More than ever, we need to teach the new Muslim generation about the real heroes of the world, figures like Umar Ibn Al Khattab, Khalid ibn Al Walid, Omar Al Mokhtar, and so many more. Above all, it is our duty to put the life of the best man of all history, Prophet Muhammad ﷺ at the center of their childhood.

EQUALITY ACT IN THE USA

Muslims in America need to understand the “Equality Act” that has just been passed by Congress.

This is a bill that essentially puts gender identity and orientation discrimination on the same legal basis as racial discrimination.

This will have MASSIVE consequences for every single Muslim in the US, whether they realize it or not.

If the bill becomes law, this would mean that mosques and Islamic schools can be sued and also deprived of any public funding or benefits if they do not allow trans people to join single sex facilities. This includes the women’s sections, bathrooms, wudu areas, gyms, etc.

If a person who identities as a woman but has a penis, beard, etc., wants to go to the bathroom with Muslim women, make wudu with them, pray with them, etc., the masjid has to allow that, otherwise face potential law suits, loss of tax exempt status, etc.

If an Islamic school teacher decides to come out as gay in front of the whole school, the school cannot terminate employment for that teacher as that would be employment discrimination.

Muslim businesses, as well, would have to accommodate all kinds of LGBT demands or face crippling discrimination lawsuits.

Muslim families are not immune either because Muslim children will increasingly have to be exposed to Federally mandated pro-LGBT curricula in schools. It is already the case that all licensed psychologists have to peddle LGBT doctrine, but now, even Muslim counselors generally will have to be careful not to violate LGBT ideology for fear of being sued.

This bill basically empowers the LGBT agenda to the n-th degree. If you thought there was an LGBT hegemony in this country before, just wait till this bill is passed.


In this tweet, Ilhan “The Sharia Is Barbaric” Omar gloats over her central role in pushing the bill. Elsewhere, Rashida “My Allah Is a She” Talib also poses with an LGBT flag to show her support.

What do the promoters of Ilhan and Rashida have to say now?

We were told by “scholars” and Unfit Imams that Ilhan and Rashida are role models for the Muslim community.

Yasir Qadhi explicitly supported Ilhan and said that Muslim leaders have no choice but to support her and people like her.

Omar Suleiman went further and wrote in response to her election: “There is something special about seeing yourself in your leaders.” Not surprising to anyone, of course, that Dr. Omar sees himself in his leader, Ilhan.

Dr. Omar’s partner, Dr. Jonathan Brown, wrote in 2019, “I swear to God this brings tears to my eyes no matter how many times I watch it…” in response to a video of Ilhan at an Islamic school. This was long after her rabid pro-fahisha agenda was clear for all to see.

Dr. Brown, of course, has infamously told Muslims that they should affirm and advocate many LGBT rights and gay marriage, and even attend pro-LGBT rallies. His trash article promoting all this and more is STILL available at Yaqeen Institute, misguiding Allah knows how many Muslims and non-Muslims. It is still on their site despite the “scholarly review board” that Yaqeen installed to give naive people the impression that Yaqeen’s articles conform to Islamic standards.

Organizations like CAIR have continued to support Ilhan and Rashida and promote them at every turn. Yaqeen Institute has a picture of Ilhan as a “Black Muslim” icon in their video series on the topic.

Imam Zaid Shakir has no problem appearing at events that feature Ilhan and Rashida. In 2019, long after Ilhan’s anti-Islam, pro-fahisha stances became known, Shakir praised her in effusive terms:

“Ilhan Omar had the courage to raise her voice, despite the risks, and for that I salute her. While I would not endorse everything she advocates, I will say during this time when she needs the support of our community, that I stand with Ilhan. May God bless and protect her.”

These people who position themselves as leaders of the Muslim community have a great deal to answer for. They do not have the option to remain silent because this is what they pushed.

And what makes it egregious is that people were telling them how anti-Islam Ilhan and Rashida were! But they didn’t listen. When people told them to desist, these Unfit Imams were ever more defiant!

In essence, they pushed the LGBT agenda by pushing Ilhan and Rashida. And every single Muslim who donated a dime to their election campaigns now has the burden of all this in their scales, unless they make tawba and right the wrongs. Doesn’t matter if these people have no shame and don’t regret it, they still have to account for the damage that has been caused and continues to be caused. That’s the reality. May Allah guide them and guide us.

All this will be accounted for, if not in this life, then certainly in the next.

In the meantime, Allah protect us and our children.

And by the way, there are many Americans who are protesting this bill. So it is not like the bill has overwhelming public support. Quite the opposite. So there is plenty of room for Muslims to openly reject this stuff. Yet, these Unfit Imams stay silent. Why? What benefits, financial or otherwise, do they receive for their silence? Inquiring minds need to know.

Why is Homosexuality Prohibited?

Question:

Salam! I am a teenager from pakistan. I am doing my a levels. Several people around me are supporters of the lgbtq community. As much as I try to condemn it is hard doing so overtly as it ends up in me being ostracised. In all honesty I am not clear on islams view on homosexuality. Why it’s forbidden and when they ask me why I’m against it I end up saying because islam says so but obviously it says so for a reason. I want to know why so i can refute the argument of such people and hold strong in my faith. They interpret quranic ayat is ways that make it seem okay. They quote imams who condone homosexuality. I am truly confused. I have tried to do an online search on the matter numerous times but to no avail as all website say It’s wrong but not why. If it’s because of procreation isn’t that an exceeding problem with the growing population anyway. Please try to get back to me so that I can clear my view on the matter. I don’t wear the hijab or pray 5 times a day so is my not condoning homosexuality just as bad because I’ve heard that. JazakAllah.

Answer:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Sister in Islam,

We make dua Almighty Allah grants you the tawfeeq to get back onto the straight path, perform your daily Salaahs and adhere to the laws of hijab.

Engaging with individuals inclined to homosexuality is a sensitive and delicate matter. Thus, when dealing with homosexuals, we should not aim to disgrace or humiliate anyone. We engage with them with the same level of dignity and respect afforded to every fellow human being. It is of utmost importance to note that we as Muslims show displeasure and resentment towards the sin itself, not the sinner. We deal with them in the same manner we deal with those burdened with other major sins such as alcohol consumption, gambling or adultery.

As Muslims, we are bound to follow and abide by the commandments of Almighty Allah whether we understand the logic and wisdom behind the laws or not. Hence, we are completely subservient to Allah. As Muslims, we vehemently guard our beliefs and protect our beliefs from any action that will compromise our (Imaan) faith and belief in Allah Ta’ala.

As Muslims, we believe that Almighty Allah has revealed a perfect and practical religion that will be applicable to us until the end of time. This perfection leaves no room for editions and reinterpretations. Consider Verse 3 of Surah Maaidah,

الْيَوْمَ أَكْمَلْتُ لَكُمْ دِينَكُمْ وَأَتْمَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ نِعْمَتِي وَرَضِيتُ لَكُمُ الْإِسْلَامَ دِينًا

Translation: “This day I have perfected for you your religion and completed My favour upon you and have approved for you Islam as the religion.”

It is evident from this verse that once Almighty Allah has decreed a law, we cannot decide to change or alter it simply because it suits us.

Homosexuality has been prohibited in both the Holy Quran as well as the Hadith.

Almighty Allah makes mention of the people of Lut (Alayhis Salaam),

وَلُوطًا إِذْ قَالَ لِقَوْمِهِ أَتَأْتُونَ الْفَاحِشَةَ مَا سَبَقَكُمْ بِهَا مِنْ أَحَدٍ مِنَ الْعَالَمِينَ. إِنَّكُمْ لَتَأْتُونَ الرِّجَالَ شَهْوَةً مِنْ دُونِ النِّسَاءِ بَلْ أَنْتُمْ قَوْمٌ مُسْرِفُونَ

Translation: “And (We had sent) Lut when he said to his people, Do you commit such immorality as no one has preceded you with from among the worlds? Indeed, you approach men with desire, instead of women. Rather, you are a transgressing people.”

As far as the Quranic narrative is concerned regarding the nation of Lut (Alayhis Salaam), the classical jurists are in unanimous agreement that the sin of the nation was homosexuality. It was not the rape of men, as is claimed by proponents of homosexuality.[1]

As for prohibition from the hadith,[2]

قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: لاَ يَنْظُرُ اللَّهُ إِلَى رَجُلٍ، أَتَى رَجُلاً، أَوِ امْرَأَةً، فِي دُبُره

Translation: “Allah does not look at a man who enters (has sex with) a man or a woman in the behind.”

No amount of reinterpretation can escape the apparent and intended meaning of the above hadith. To deny the prohibition of homosexuality is to deny the Quran and Hadith. Evidently, that is extremely detrimental to ones faith.

Nevertheless, your main query remains unanswered as of yet. Why is homosexuality prohibited?

To understand this, one must first acknowledge that Almighty Allah has laid down a Deen for us to practice upon. None can question Him with regards to the ‘why’. It is also imperative to understand that many laws of the Shari’ah cannot be understood. For example, why do we have to specifically pray five times a day? Why have men been prohibited from wearing silk? In the same vein, why is homosexuality prohibited?

We are first and foremost, the slaves of Almighty Allah. The position of a slave is to obey without question. This worldly abode is no more than a test from Almighty Allah. Almighty Allah has allowed and permitted many things. However, He has also imposed restrictions. These restrictions range from what we are permitted to consume all the way to the extent to which we may derive pleasure from our spouses. An example of this is the case of anal intercourse with ones spouse. This has been prohibited as was understood by the hadith quoted earlier.

However, jurists of the past have ventured to try and explain some wisdoms behind certain rulings and laws. Quite a few remain unexplained even till today. When it comes to homosexuality, most have stated that it is an unnatural ‘filthy’ act. It goes against the basic principles of procreation and is considered to be beneath human dignity.

We shall now list a few arguments made for homosexuality and the responses.

#1. Is this act actually unnatural?

Today we find advocates for homosexuality claiming that this act is not ‘unnatural’, as it has been observed amongst animals as well. If the criteria for defining the morals and ethics of humanity is based on conformity with actions of animals, then we truly are a lost cause. How many strange and odd practices are found in the animal kingdom? Will we venture and assert that they too are ‘natural’? It has been observed that a female mantis will bite off the head of its mate during intercourse. Other unnatural acts range from necrophilia to Apophallation! Is all this now ‘natural’ simply because animals do it?

If we do accept homosexuality as a natural inclination, will we also accept as natural all other bizarre inclinations experienced by people such as necrophilia, paedophilia, bestiality and incest? What would be the main difference between all these acts? In actuality, this is the direction society is currently headed towards. Some countries have begun legalising consensual incest between adults! Are these really morals and ethics we wish to emulate?

#2. Why is it a problem if it doesn’t harm anybody?

An argument often raised is that no one is harmed in homosexuality as it is a consensual act between two adults. Consider this, if two siblings consensually agree to sleep with each other and refrain from creating inbred offspring, will this now be acceptable since there is no harm? May Almighty Allah protect us. How was a line drawn between an inclination which is acceptable and an inclination that is not? We must understand that the morals and ethics set by Allah are objective, whereas the morals of secular societies today are subjective. This is evident if one were to observe societies today. How then can we alter our values and morals, especially if the alternative is pure self-indulgence.

#3. Why was I born with these inclinations?

Another argument often put forward is that these are inclinations one was born with. This cannot be accepted as Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alahyi Wasallam) has clearly stated,[3]

أن النبي صَلى الله عَلَيه وَسَلم، قَالَ: كُلُّ مَوْلُودٍ يُولَدُ عَلَى الْفِطْرَةِ

Translation: “Each child is born upon a natural disposition.”

In Islam, the discussion of whether these urges are because of ‘Nature’ or ‘nurture’ is really quite irrelevant. By this we do not mean that we do not have an answer to this question. We believe that the fitrah that Allah created us upon is that, in terms of sexuality at least, opposites attract. But it is likely that some people have corrupted this fitrah themselves, or it has been corrupted by external methods.

More often than not, these inclinations develop as a result of environmental influences, similar to what is seen in many other human traits. It is possible that this rise in unnatural inclinations is because of the proliferation of hypersexuality all around us. Everywhere one looks, the eye is met by pictures, posters and advertisements of nearly nude, beautiful men and women. This has desensitized us to such an extent that we now crave more and there is no end in sight. Looking at barely covered models hardly arouses us anymore. Our sexual desires have now become insatiable.

Children do not portray sexual interest in other genders until ages that are close to puberty. Are we to believe that they remain unaffected by the sexuality and decadence constantly flaunted in their faces? All these factors play a much larger role than given credit in determining sexual preferences.

#4. I do have these inclinations. What now?

Hypothetically speaking, if we were to accept that an individual does ‘naturally’ experience these inclinations, then such feelings still do not justify acting them out. This will be considered to be a test from Almighty Allah. Remember, one will not be questioned regarding his inner thoughts. However, once these thoughts are brought into action, one will have disobeyed Almighty Allah. An innate inclination towards homosexuality does not render it ultimately acceptable. A person experiencing such thoughts is required to curb his desires, just as in the case of one who is inclined to a woman who is Haraam for him. Both are required to control their desires and abstain from indulgence.

#5. What does the Bible have to say in this regard?

Islam is not the only religion to condemn homosexuality. Consider the following passages from the Bible,

Corinthians 6:9-10 English Standard Version (ESV)

“Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.”

Leviticus 18:22

“You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.”

Leviticus 20:13

“If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.”

#6. Is incest illegal?

Incest laws:

In the United Kingdom, as per the Sexual Offences Act 2003, sex with an adult who is related as parent, adoptive parent, grandparent, child, adopted child, grandchild, brother, sister, half-brother, half-sister, uncle, aunt, nephew or niece, is illegal.[4]

In South Africa, according to the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act, 2007, incest, bestiality and necrophilia are prohibited and classified as illegal.[5]

Article 213 of the Swiss Penal Code prohibits incest. Intercourse among siblings or other persons related by blood in direct line is punishable by up to 3 years’ imprisonment.[6]

In conclusion, the religion of Islam is the final religion revealed by Almighty Allah. The laws laid down are to maintain human dignity and cover all possible aspects of human life. A Muslim is required to submit to this and accept the commands of Almighty Allah. The propaganda of the west is at constant war with the values of our Deen. These are difficult times we live in. We must stay steadfast upon the truth no matter how difficult. Bear in mind that this is a sensitive and delicate matter. We must always conduct ourselves with dignity and represent our faith with the character of our beloved Prophet (Sallallahu Alahyi Wasallam). This beautiful religion of ours does not promote hate in any form.

We also advise you to keep the following hadith in mind,[7]

عن ابن عباس، قال: كنت خلف رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يوما، فقال: يا غلام إني أعلمك كلمات، احفظ الله يحفظك، احفظ الله تجده تجاهك، إذا سألت فاسأل الله، وإذا استعنت فاستعن بالله، واعلم أن الأمة لو اجتمعت على أن ينفعوك بشيء لم ينفعوك إلا بشيء قد كتبه الله لك، ولو اجتمعوا على أن يضروك بشيء لم يضروك إلا بشيء قد كتبه الله عليك، رفعت الأقلام وجفت الصحف

Translation: “Ibn Abbas narrates, I was behind Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) one day when he said, O boy! I will teach you a statement. Be mindful of Allah and he will protect you. Be mindful of Allah and you will find him before you. When you ask, ask Allah. When you seek aid, seek the aid of Allah. Know that if the entire creation were to gather together to benefit you, you would never get any benefit except that Allah had written it for you. And if they were to gather to harm you, you would never be harmed except that Allah had written for you. The pens are lifted, and the pages are dried.”

Whilst commentating on this hadith, Ibn Rajab Hanbali (Rahimahullah) explains that Almighty Allah will protect ones Deen so long as he is mindful of the laws and commands of Almighty Allah. If he begins to ignore these commands and duties, Almighty Allah no longer protects his Deen. This is why faith related doubts are created in the heart and mind.[8]

You have stated that unfortunately, you are not very particular upon your Salaah and hijab. Insha-Allah, by rectifying yourself and striving against yourself, you will see these doubts gradually depart your heart and mind.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Bilal Yusuf Pandor

Student Darul Iftaa

Lusaka, Zambia

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

تفسير الطبري = جامع البيان ت شاكر (12/ 547) [1]

(أتأتون الفاحشة)، وكانت فاحشتهم التي كانوا يأتونها، التي عاقبهم الله عليها، إتيان الذكور

تنوير المقباس من تفسير ابن عباس (ص: 131)

{وَلُوطاً} وَأَرْسَلْنَا لوطاً إِلَى قومه {إِذْ قَالَ لِقَوْمِهِ أَتَأْتُونَ الْفَاحِشَة} يَعْنِي اللواطة {مَا سَبَقَكُمْ بِهَا} بِهَذَا الْعَمَل {مِنْ أَحَدٍ} أحد {مِّن الْعَالمين} قبلكُمْ

تفسير الزمخشري = الكشاف عن حقائق غوامض التنزيل (2/ 125)

فقال: ما سبقكم بها أحد، فلا تفعلوا ما لم تسبقوا به إِنَّكُمْ لَتَأْتُونَ الرِّجالَ بيان لقوله: أتأتون الفاحشة. والهمزة مثلها في أَتَأْتُونَ للإنكار والتعظيم. وقرئ: إنكم، على الإخبار المستأنف لتأتون الرجال، من أتى المرأة إذا غشيها شَهْوَةً مفعول له، أى للاشتهاء لا حامل لكم عليه إلا مجرّد الشهوة من غير داع آخر، ولا ذم أعظم منه، لأنه وصف لهم بالبهيمية، أنه لا داعى لهم من جهة العقل البتة كطلب النسل ونحوه أو حال بمعنى مشتهين تابعين للشهوة غير ملتفتين إلى السماجة بَلْ أَنْتُمْ قَوْمٌ مُسْرِفُونَ أضرب عن الإنكار إلى الإخبار عنهم بالحال التي توجب ارتكاب القبائح وتدعوا إلى اتباع الشهوات وهو أنهم قوم عادتهم الإسراف وتجاوز الحدود في كل شيء، فمن ثم أسرفوا في باب قضاء الشهوة، حتى تجاوزوا المعتاد إلى غير المعتاد

سنن الترمذي ت بشار (2/ 460) [2]

1165 – حدثنا أبو سعيد الأشج، قال: حدثنا أبو خالد الأحمر، عن الضحاك بن عثمان، عن مخرمة بن سليمان، عن كريب، عن ابن عباس قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: لا ينظر الله إلى رجل أتى رجلا أو امرأة في الدبر

هذا حديث حسن غريب

موطأ مالك رواية أبي مصعب الزهري (1/ 393) [3]

995 – أخبرنا أَبُو مُصْعَبٍ، قَالَ: حَدَّثَنَا مَالِكٌ، عَنْ أَبِي الزِّنَادِ، عَنِ الأَعْرَجِ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، أن النبي صَلى الله عَلَيه وَسَلم، قَالَ: كُلُّ مَوْلُودٍ يُولَدُ عَلَى الْفِطْرَةِ، فَأَبَوَاهُ يُهَوِّدَانِهِ، أَوْ يُنَصِّرَانِهِ كَمَا تُنَاتَجُ الْإِبِلُ مِنْ بَهِيمَةٍ جَمْعَاءَ، هَلْ تُحِسُّ مِنْ جَدْعَاءَ؟ فقَالُوا: يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ، أَفرَأَيْتَ من يَمُوتُ وَهُوَ صَغِيرٌ؟ قَالَ: اللَّهُ أَعْلَمُ بِمَا كَانُوا عَامِلِينَ

[4] ^ “Human Rights (Sexual Conduct) Act 1994”. Commonwealth Consolidated Acts. Retrieved 2012-11-09.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legality_of_incest#cite_note-104

[5] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criminal_Law_(Sexual_Offences_and_Related_Matters)_Amendment_Act,_2007

[6] ^ Swiss Penal Code , SR/RS 311.0 (E·D·F·I), art. 213 (E·D·F·I)
سنن الترمذي ت شاكر (4/ 667) [7]

2516 – حدثنا أحمد بن محمد بن موسى قال: أخبرنا عبد الله بن المبارك قال: أخبرنا ليث بن سعد، وابن لهيعة، عن قيس بن الحجاج، ح وحدثنا عبد الله بن عبد الرحمن قال: أخبرنا أبو الوليد قال: حدثنا ليث بن سعد قال: حدثني قيس بن الحجاج، المعنى واحد، عن حنش الصنعاني، عن ابن عباس، قال: كنت خلف رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يوما، فقال: «يا غلام إني أعلمك كلمات، احفظ الله يحفظك، احفظ الله تجده تجاهك، إذا سألت فاسأل الله، وإذا استعنت فاستعن بالله، واعلم أن الأمة لو اجتمعت على أن ينفعوك بشيء لم ينفعوك إلا بشيء قد كتبه الله لك، ولو اجتمعوا على أن يضروك بشيء لم يضروك إلا بشيء قد كتبه الله عليك، رفعت الأقلام وجفت الصحف» هذا حديث حسن صحيح
جامع العلوم والحكم ت الأرنؤوط (1/ 468) [8]

النَّوْعُ الثَّانِي مِنَ الْحِفْظِ، وَهُوَ أَشْرَفُ النَّوْعَيْنِ: حِفْظُ اللَّهِ لِلْعَبْدِ فِي دِينِهِ وَإِيمَانِهِ، فَيَحْفَظُهُ فِي حَيَاتِهِ مِنَ الشُّبُهَاتِ الْمُضِلَّةِ، وَمِنَ الشَّهَوَاتِ الْمُحَرَّمَةِ، وَيَحْفَظُ عَلَيْهِ دِينَهُ عِنْدَ مَوْتِهِ، فَيَتَوَفَّاهُ عَلَى الْإِيمَانِ قَالَ بَعْضُ السَّلَفِ: إِذَا حَضَرَ الرَّجُلَ الْمَوْتُ يُقَالُ لِلْمَلَكِ: شَمَّ رَأْسَهُ، قَالَ: أَجِدُ فِي رَأْسِهِ الْقُرْآنَ، قَالَ: شَمَّ قَلْبَهُ، قَالَ: أَجِدُ فِي قَلْبِهِ الصِّيَامَ، قَالَ: شَمَّ قَدَمَيْهِ قَالَ: أَجِدُ فِي قَدَمَيْهِ الْقِيَامَ قَالَ: حَفِظَ نَفْسَهُ، فَحَفِظَهُ اللَّهُ