F.I.T.N.A+ : Refutation of Some Baseless Claims Part 4
The fitnahs of homosexuality and its like are increasingly being promoted. To gain acceptance in society, they make claims aimed at creating tolerance and acceptance for their actions.
Common claims and their refutations
_Claim: We were born this way._
Nabi Sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam said: “Every child is born on Fitrah (a natural disposition that takes him towards the obedience of Allāh Ta’āla). This is sufficient proof for a believer that this claim is a fabrication. The words of Nabi Sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam can never be incorrect.
No proof exists to establish that a person can be born gay or that a boy can be born “trapped” in a girl’s body etc. The same argument could easily be used by paedophiles. Why does no one accept them and their actions? A person who has developed these wayward feelings, intentionally or unintentionally, must understand that these are promptings from shaytaan, and that he needs to resist them.
_Claim: Homosexuality is natural as it is found in certain animal species._
It is indeed unbelievable for human beings, who are the noblest of creation, to take animals as their yardstick when determining what behaviour is acceptable!
Incest is also found among animal species. Does this mean there is nothing wrong with it? Would incest now be deemed acceptable as well?
The equivalent of cannibalism is also found in the animal kingdom. Sometimes animals even consume their own offspring. Would that mean that this is now also acceptable? Humans cannot derive their principles from animals. Our guiding principles are determined by Allāh Ta’āla and the Sunnah of our beloved Nabi Sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam.
_Claim: Consent makes everything okay. If there is consent, what adults do is no one’s business._
Consent alone isn’t enough to determine legitimacy. If a person gives his consent that another can kill him, will that consent absolve the other of a crime?
_Claim: We own our bodies and can do with them as we wish._
This understanding is born of a belief that humans have no purpose on this Earth. As Muslims, we firmly believe that Allāh Ta’āla created us, and He alone dictates how we should use our bodies.
May Allāh Ta’āla grant us true understanding and save us from misinterpreting the verses of Allah and Ahadīth of Nabi Sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam.
F.I.T.N.A – Effect on our Īmān
Alhamdulillāh, for generations, it was universally understood and accepted that homosexuality is foreign to Islām and human nature. We had an inherent dislike for it and were repulsed by the thought of such abnormal acts. However, recent propaganda attempts to normalise these things and, at the very least, bring about acceptance and tolerance in people’s hearts for such actions.
Remember: Acceptance and regard for this endangers one’s Īmān!
Statements like “it’s her choice” or “we should respect everyone’s preferences” put one’s Imaan in jeopardy. Homosexuality is neither normal nor acceptable. Not to consider it a heinous sin defies the command of Allāh Ta’ālā.
Accepting transgenderism and gender fluidity means we can no longer define roles for men and women based on Qur’ān and Sunnah. A person is a man today and a woman the next. Laws that apply to men can, at will, be abandoned tomorrow by a shift in gender.
For those who think it’s okay to support this movement, know that the wife of Lūt ‘Alayhis Salām was counted amongst the transgressors, not because she practiced homosexuality, but because together with her disbelief, she supported those who committed these acts. (Tafseer Nasafi 2/578).May Allāh Ta’ālā save us all.
Allowing any family member or friend involved in these fitan to associate himself freely with our families spoils our children’s ‘fitrah’ (natural disposition for good) and gives them tacit approval of this evil. The values children learn from us by tolerating homosexuals in our circles are exactly what its proponents wish to instil in the next generation; acceptance and tolerance for their “community”.
Consider the warning of Nabi Sallallāhu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam: “A man utters a word without giving it a second thought because of which he falls deep into Hell to a distance more than that between the East and the West.” (Muslim 2988)
May Allāh Ta’ālā protect our Īmān and resurrect us on the day of Qiyāmah with perfect Īmān. Āmīn.