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F.I.T.N.A+ : Refutation of Some Baseless Claims (Part 5 of 7)

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.

8 Rabi ul Awwal 1444/ 5 October 2022 A0033/5

 

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