Every passing day, I appreciate the more, the meaning of the attribute of the Almighty, al-Sabur. This attribute reminds us that He is the Ever-Patient. Unlike humans, He is always not in haste. He is never in a hurry. He works according to plan. He follows due process. He decides affairs based on definite plans. Were it not for this attribute which He has vested Himself with, by His Will, by His choice, the evils humans perpetrate in the world today should have led to another great deluge. I became attentive to the above a couple of days ago when the news came to town that two men were arrested by the police consequent upon acts of ‘love’ that went awry.
Here goes the story, a very greasy and grumpy story indeed. Adekunle became the complainant after they were arrested by the Police. He became the protagonist when he got to the police station. Bassey, his partner in evil, was the actor who became the antagonist. They were introduced to each other by the unknown devil, the connector and facilitator of raunchy relationship among men. There in Lagos as it is in Lafia and Kano. Adekunle offered his anus on demand to Bassey not out of real love but for money, twenty thousand naira. He chose to act the ‘woman’ for pecuniary gains. Definitely not for the first time. Could not have been. According to him, “Bassey has had sex with him three times”. As a result of this atrocious and perverse conduct, he told the police that he has started bleeding in the anus profusely. Adekunle is now menstruating! Or what else could that be? He capped the story up by saying that “Bassey has refused to pay him the promised N20,000’ despite the ‘service’ he has rendered to him.
In recent years, whenever I heard stories of how homosexualism has become fashionable in the West, each time the global powers threaten non-Western nations for not making homosocial practices lawful, I always ask myself ‘could the Almighty be wrong by taking homosocial relationship off the ‘menu’ for Muslims’? Could there be more pleasure in the practice than that in heterosexual practices? However, I became more appreciative of His mercies over us when I learnt of a gay who goes about with pampers! When the story of Adekunle went to town and he complained of bleeding in the anus as a result of the perverse practice, I shook my head not out of anger anymore but out of pity. I pity humans who have chosen the path of indignity. I pity those who have forsaken the natural path in search of certain pleasures; pleasures that ultimately lead to pain and destruction.
But little did I know that what happened between Adekunle and Bassey had become an epidemic among our youths. Homosexuality has become the ‘new thing’ in town the same way consumption of tramadol has become fashionable in our cities. Again, a couple of days ago, police in Lagos stormed a hotel where over eighty young boys were being initiated, so says the report, into the gay club. It was around 2.am. They were all rounded up and brought to the police station. But exactly what feeds this trend? Is homosexuality a natural endowment like heterosexual orientation? Could the Almighty make something unlawful and yet force the same thing on His creatures? Could the Almighty be author of confusion?
Fal-Iyyadh billah. There is no doubt in my mind that answers to the above questions are in the negative. There are many reasons homosocial relationship is abhorred in Islam. The first of these reasons is that it is not prescribed by the Almighty, the Creator of entities in pairs, male and female. If homosocial relations were to be the norm, duality of gender would not have been His choice. The Almighty would not have given both the male and female those genitals which by natural intuition we know what function they are supposed to perform the same way a child knows how to suck his mother’s breast.
Following from the above, it becomes evident that male-male and female-female sexual relations goes against nature. It runs against human’s sense of morality. When men get married to men and women are tied in wedlock to their own gender, the very foundation of human societies, the family, becomes destroyed. Children are deprived the opportunity of having role models in their fathers and mothers, society becomes invalid. Again once a society, like the West, reaches the consensus that the abnormal is the new-normal, immorality becomes civil right. The burden of tolerance is shifted to the larger society; those who abhor homosexual practices are declaimed as being primeval and antediluvian.
But perhaps the most fundamental argument in favour of homosexual is medical. I have participated in conferences where homosexual orientations have been given medical validity; that no man begins to lust after his gender except that he is genetically wired to do same and that there is nothing that can be done about it.
No. Our world today is that which does not blame genetics for adultery and thievery. Yes. It is that which has established huge industries in support of and in service to homosexuality. Our world has become that in which people derive pleasures from being mad. Yes. There are pleasures in being mad which none but the mad man knows.
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