"So the shriek seized them at sunrise." (Quran, 15:73)
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
In the name of the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful Allah
Alhamdulillah, praise be to Allah who is Glorious and free from all flaws. He is Praiseworthy and ever Honorable, the guider of the hearts, and the illuminator of the souls.
يَغْفِرُ لِمَن يَشَاءُ
He forgives whom He wills. (3:129)
وَيَهْدِي إِلَيْهِ مَن يُنِيبُ
And He guides to Himself whoever turns back [to Him]. (42:13)
Truly what is gone is gone, And what is coming is coming, And it is but your actions which will determine your living.
فَمِنْهُمْ شَقِيٌّ وَسَعِيدٌ
So among them will be the wretched and the happy. (11:105)
Some will be in bliss. And some will be in the blaze. So with the righteous and the noble, we hope will be our place.
تَوَفَّنِي مُسْلِمًا وَأَلْحِقْنِي بِالصَّالِحِينَ
Cause me to die a Muslim and join me with the righteous. (12:101)
وَتَوَفَّنَا مَعَ الْأَبْرَارِ
And cause us to die with the righteous. (3:193)
Dear reader, Allah the Exalted has made the two sexes, the male and the female. The Lord, blessed and exalted, made each sex each unique to the other.
وَلَيْسَ الذَّكَرُ كَالْأُنثَىٰ ۖ وَإِنِّي سَمَّيْتُهَا مَرْيَمَ وَإِنِّي أُعِيذُهَا بِكَ وَذُرِّيَّتَهَا مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيمِ
And the male is not like the female. And I have named her Maryam, and I seek refuge for her in You and [for] her descendants from Satan, the expelled. (3:36)
From the first man, Allah made the first woman, so that he may dwell in peace with her.
هُوَ الَّذِي خَلَقَكُم مِّن نَّفْسٍ وَاحِدَةٍ وَجَعَلَ مِنْهَا زَوْجَهَا لِيَسْكُنَ إِلَيْهَا
It is He who created you from one soul and created from it its mate that he might dwell in peace with her. (7:189)
Through the conjugal relation between man and woman, a child is born, and the human progeny is preserved. Allah says:
فَإِذَا تَطَهَّرْنَ فَأْتُوهُنَّ مِنْ حَيْثُ أَمَرَكُمُ اللَّهُ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ التَّوَّابِينَ وَيُحِبُّ الْمُتَطَهِّرِينَ
And when they have purified themselves, then come to them from where Allah has ordained for you. Indeed, Allah loves those who are repeatedly repentant and loves those who purify themselves. (2:222)
نِسَاؤُكُمْ حَرْثٌ لَّكُمْ فَأْتُوا حَرْثَكُمْ أَنَّىٰ شِئْتُمْ ۖ وَقَدِّمُوا لِأَنفُسِكُمْ
Your women are a tillage for you; so come up to your tillage however you decide, and place forward for yourselves; (2:223)
The family constitutes the basic building block of society. Through the family, society is preserved, and humanity lives on.
Yet the Quran teaches the story of the people of Lut, peace and blessings be upon him, a society who had wandered into great immorality, Allah says about them:
أَتَأْتُونَ الذُّكْرَانَ مِنَ الْعَالَمِينَ
وَتَذَرُونَ مَا خَلَقَ لَكُمْ رَبُّكُم مِّنْ أَزْوَاجِكُم ۚ بَلْ أَنتُمْ قَوْمٌ عَادُونَ
Do you approach males among the worlds
And leave what your Lord has created for you as spouses? But you are a people transgressing. (26:165-166)
Same-sex relations threatens the fabric of the society by attacking its primary unit, the family. Surely in the story of the people of Lut, peace be upon him, is a lesson and reminder for people who have vision.
وَلُوطًا إِذْ قَالَ لِقَوْمِهِ أَتَأْتُونَ الْفَاحِشَةَ مَا سَبَقَكُم بِهَا مِنْ أَحَدٍ مِّنَ الْعَالَمِينَ
إِنَّكُمْ لَتَأْتُونَ الرِّجَالَ شَهْوَةً مِّن دُونِ النِّسَاءِ ۚ بَلْ أَنتُمْ قَوْمٌ مُّسْرِفُونَ
وَمَا كَانَ جَوَابَ قَوْمِهِ إِلَّا أَن قَالُوا أَخْرِجُوهُم مِّن قَرْيَتِكُمْ ۖ إِنَّهُمْ أُنَاسٌ يَتَطَهَّرُونَ
فَأَنجَيْنَاهُ وَأَهْلَهُ إِلَّا امْرَأَتَهُ كَانَتْ مِنَ الْغَابِرِينَ
وَأَمْطَرْنَا عَلَيْهِم مَّطَرًا ۖ فَانظُرْ كَيْفَ كَانَ عَاقِبَةُ الْمُجْرِمِينَ
And (remember) Lut, when he said to his people, "Do you commit an indecency as no one has preceded you with it from among the worlds? Indeed, you surely approach men with desire, apart from women; Rather, you are a transgressing people."
But the answer of his people was only that they said, "Evict them from your city! Indeed, they are men who keep clean."
So We saved him and his family, except for his wife; she was of those who remained.
And We rained upon them a rain. Then see how was the end of the criminals.}
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said in a narration: Whoever among you saw an evil, let him change it with his hand; if he cannot, then with his tongue; if he cannot, then with his heart- and that is the weakest of Faith. (Muslim, 1:84)
May Allah have mercy upon the people, grant guidance and right mindedness, living lifes as per the divine guidance.
إِنَّ اللَّهَ يَأْمُرُ بِالْعَدْلِ وَالْإِحْسَانِ وَإِيتَاءِ ذِي الْقُرْبَىٰ وَيَنْهَىٰ عَنِ الْفَحْشَاءِ وَالْمُنكَرِ وَالْبَغْيِ ۚ يَعِظُكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَذَكَّرُونَ
Indeed, Allah orders justice and good conduct and giving to relatives and forbids immorality and bad conduct and oppression. He admonishes you that perhaps you will be reminded. (16:90)
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