By Hadhrat Moulana Abdul Hamid Is’haq Sahib (DB)
Rasulullah Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam said: “Verily, what I fear most for my nation is the deed of the people of Lut.”
Presently, in the world, there is a great effort to make the abnormal, normal. The agenda is to normalise everything Haraam (prohibited) … and to make people worse than animals.
On all platforms, the ‘Pride’ movement is being promoted, on a mass scale. The ‘pride’ flag and rainbow colours, with its evil, shameless message will be found almost everywhere, for one and all to become familiarized with it – including our innocent, little children. …Children’s toys, clothing, books and their schooling education are deliberately designed and planned to create an acceptance and connection to the Pride movement, with all its evils. The agents of this movement prey on humanity, including children.
The governments of
the world are advancing this Dajjali agenda and Fitnah by legalizing immorality
and the worst kind of conduct under the banner of ‘Pride’ – whether it be gay
marriages, LGBTQ adoption or surrogacy, gender transition and more. Their demands for all these so-called 'rights' gives clearance to pedophiles/MAPs (minor attracted persons), to legitimize their abuse and evil.
‘Pride’ is used as their slogan, whereas there is nothing but disgrace and humiliation in such actions. It is:
- Perverse / Promoting major sins / Inviting Divine Punishment
- (Spiritual) Ruin / severe Reckoning in the Hereafter
- Immoral / a cause of different Illnesses and Infections
- Deviant / Damaging, destructive / creating disunity and division
- Evil ... and it is the Effort, Encouragement and Enterprise of our enemy, shaytaan.
From another perspective, it was due to pride that shaytaan was expelled from Jannah; it was due to pride that he became rejected and accursed, and condemned eternally to the fire. Similarly, the sin of pride is destructive for man. …However, in shaytaan’s revenge against man, whom he blames for his downfall, amongst his different lines of attack, he also devised this ‘pride’ movement, which leads man to the same consequences and downfall: man too becomes accursed, and without sincere Taubah (repentance), he becomes condemned as well. This is shaytaan’s effort and promise to mislead mankind and take as many as possible to hellfire, with him.
Those who champion and campaign for such ‘rights’ provide lopsided views and very misleading information. One of their arguments is that a person is born with the instinct to be gay or lesbian, or born in the wrong gender. According to them, since the desire is more dominant and prominent in him to incline to a male, or for a female to incline towards a female, or there is the desire for a man to become a woman or a woman to become a man, this should not only be accommodated, it should be legal. In most countries, laws are being passed in favour of the movement.
They argue that nothing can or should be done to counter these conditions, instead people must be allowed to follow through with whatever their orientation. Their warped and corrupted thinking is that such desires should not be suppressed; rather expressed and fulfilled, no matter how evil and deviant.
This opinion of being born in the category of LGBTQ+ is not proven or conclusive. However, it is widely propagated to misinform and indoctrinate the people. …And very sadly, many of the people have become ‘sheeple’. They have become meek and docile like sheep, and have completely surrendered their intelligence to anything and everything spewed out by the mainstream media and government. Yet, the media won’t draw attention to the extraordinarily high-statistics of depression, suicide, murder, drug-abuse, alcoholism, violence, HIV and other sicknesses, etc. which are found amongst such people. This is kept under the carpet because they want their movement to advance.
If their ways are not accepted, there is a barrage of condemnation. If you don’t toe the line, you are the problem. You are homophobic, you are intolerant, bigoted and discriminatory. How inconsistent and contradictory when they are themselves intolerant to a different view.
Our criteria, in all matters, is the guidance of our Creator; not our desires or what man regards as normal. The teachings of Qur’aan and Hadith are clear-cut: These actions are prohibited. They are depraved and immoral. Even logically and rationally, this is not natural. The proponents of the pride movement don’t follow common sense. They don't have common sense. ... The Qur’aan Sharief says:
“…They are like animals - rather, they are more astray...”
[Surah Al-A’raaf 7 : 179]
Allah Ta’ala informs us:
“And Allah brought you forth from the wombs of your mothers when you knew nothing…”
[Surah An-Nahl 16 : 78]
When Allah Ta’ala brought us into this world, we knew nothing.
We also owned nothing - not even one cent. Now, according to their philosophy, if you are
born with certain qualities, those qualities should always remain. They should
be sustained. If we apply that same principle: you were born ignorant; stay ignorant;
you were born poor; remain poor. … According to their logic: Remain ignorant and poor for the rest of your
life. ...Will anyone accept this?
In the same Ayah, Allah Ta’ala informs us that He granted us the instruments of acquiring knowledge:
“…And He gave you hearing, sight, and hearts that you might give thanks.”
It is through these means and faculties that we learn and acquire knowledge and skills. Through the correct and proper channels of knowledge, we progress as human-beings and fulfil the honour of being the best of creation – Ashraful Makhlukaat; otherwise a person becomes the ‘lowest of the low.’
“Then we reduced him to the lowest of the low.”
[Surah At-Tin 95 : 5]
According to the philosophy of the Pride movement, their adherents and devotees, everyone must be left as they are. No effort should be made to correct and improve anyone. …Just let everyone live in obedience to nafs and shaytaan and self-destruct in the process! This is their call and what an evil one it is.
The desire may be there, where a man is attracted to a man or a woman to a woman, etc. but this desire does not justify that it be normalised, accepted or legalized. An effort needs to be made to overcome the evil desire and do what is right. …There are many evil desires that assail the heart: jealousy, hatred, anger, revenge, etc. If left uncontrolled, there is chaos – like what we find today. However, the need is for us to make the effort to overcome the evil demands of our egos and adopt the right course of action.
In the case of the people of Lut
(Alaihis Salaam): they were involved in the evil of homosexuality and
sodomy. Hadhrat Lut (Alaihis Salaam) advised his people towards reforming.
He said: “These (the girls of the nation) are my daughters (to marry lawfully), if you must act (so).”
[Surah Al-Hijr 15 : 71]
He advised them that they should marry women and satisfy themselves in the correct manner. By making the effort against their nafs and rectifying the action, their weakness would be remedied. But they were a wayward people who did not want to set right their wrong actions.
Presently, in this day and age, there are a growing number of men and women who have come out of this abnormal way of life. With effort and even struggle, they overcame and changed their feelings and live healthy, normal lives. Many such men are now married to women and vice versa. In the Western and European countries, there are now organisations offering counselling and help to such people who want to be normal again. They have come to realise how unnatural their actions are and want to wean themselves off them ... and they do.
This is clear substantiation that shaytaan and nafs glorify Haraam, and when caught up in Haraam, the individual, personal experience is one of great spiritual, emotional, mental and physical harm. Nonetheless, when the effort is made, then a person can overcome his evil desires and come out of the sin. If others can change and return to the natural way of living, there is great potential for a Muslim, who is embroiled in these sins, to also change through Dua and effort. If he is determined to give up sins, he will certainly have Allah Ta’ala’s assistance in defeating nafs and shaytaan.
DESTRUCTION OF THE PEOPLE OF LUT (Alaihis Salaam)
The people of Lut (Alaihis Salaam) were opposed and hostile to any form of guidance and advice. Allah Ta’ala sent such a punishment whereby the very land they resided on was raised up and thrown back, upside down – completely destroying them - because they did an upside-down act. Thereafter, stones were rained upon them. They received the worst punishment because their deeds were the worst.
Hadhrat Lut (Alaihis Salaam) addressed his people:
“Indeed, you commit such immorality as no one has preceded you with from among the worlds. Indeed, you approach men and obstruct the road and commit in your meetings [every] evil.”
[Surah Al-Ankabut 29 : 28/9]
SHOWING SYMPATHY AND SOLIDARITY
The wife of Hadhrat Lut (Alaihis Salaam) was not involved in their sins but she accepted their ways, sympathised and supported them. Her loyalties were with them and so she was destroyed along with them.
“As for the family of Lut, indeed we will save them all, except his wife. We have determined that she will be one of the doomed.”
[Surah Al-Hijr 15 : 59/60]
This Ayah conveys a very strong message for those who claim to be Muslims and even Imams and Scholars, but choose to associate with, support and advocate for gay rights and participate in their parades and programmes, wanting to be inclusive and accepted by all. Take lesson: She was the wife of a Nabi of Allah Ta’ala, but Allah Ta’ala says that her end is the fire, eternally. …Why? – For siding with and showing solidarity with the evil-doers.
“Allah has cited for the disbelievers the example of the wife of Nuh and the wife of Lut. Both were married with two of Our righteous slaves, but betrayed them. So they could not avail them at all, and it was said: “Enter the Fire along with those who enter…”
[Surah At-Tahreem 66 : 10]
Their honourable status as wives of Ambiyaa (Alaihimus Salaam) could not save them from Hellfire. Similarly having the status of being an Imam or Scholar will be of no avail if one approves – even tacitly – what Allah Ta’ala has declared Haraam, and affiliates, endorses or promotes the movement or ideology.
HATE THE SIN
Our hatred should be clear and strong, with full conviction, as expressed by Hadhrat Lut (Alaihis Salaam):
He said: “Certainly, I am of those who hate your conduct.”
This is Imaan. There must be hatred and abhorrence for sins. The person has the potential to repent and mend his ways.
Just as homosexuality and lesbianism are prohibited, so too is it prohibited for a man to behave like a woman or a woman to behave like a man, whether in dressing, conduct, speech, etc. With ‘Pride’, everything they do is mixed up. What they advocate for is against the Commandments of Allah Ta’ala and it is also against the natural disposition of a human being.
On the basis of their theories, which keep changing, the laws of Allah Ta’ala are undermined, whereas the laws of Allah Ta’ala and the teachings of Rasulullah Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam are 100%. They are without fault. ...In man-made laws, the component of human error is so prominent and striking. Unfortunately, many prefer to align themselves to and accept man-made laws, at the cost of their Imaan.
BE A LEADER AND NOT A FOLLOWER
We were supposed to be leaders for mankind. From our side, it is for us to explain to them and offer them guidance. We were supposed to teach them; not keep silent. They were not meant to lead us and we were not meant to follow them. It is not for us to adorn ourselves with their culture, traditions, rainbow colours, etc. or even support and promote those who are in favour of the Pride movement. So many sports players, celebrities and other well-known companies sponsor and fund LGBTQ organisations and endorse the movement. If we are disposed to such people, then we are part and parcel of the evil.
As Muslims, we have to set the example and lead people. Hadhrat Moulana Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Sahib (Rahmatullahi ‘alayh) would say: “It is a common sight to see non-Muslims take their dogs for walks. The dog walks ahead. When the dog decides to urinate or defecate, the owner stands by – almost compliantly - waiting for the dog. They have made their dogs, their Imams. …How can we make such people our Imams, who have made their dogs, their Imams?”
We have Sayyidul Ambiyaa, Nabi Muhammad Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam, whom Allah Ta’ala declares:
“And verily, you (O Muhammad Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) are on an exalted standard of character.”
[Surah Al-Qalam 68 : 4]
Rasulullah Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam is our Imam and what a perfect guide and leader! Is it even conceivable to turn away from the best and noblest of creation and choose to follow a people who have lost all morals and decencies?
THE EFFORT OF DIEN
Look at this whole scenario of Covid. Such an effort was made by the governments of the world and the media, that everyone in the world has heard of Covid. It is on the tongues of all. 24/7, throughout the world, the focus of discussion is Covid!
…Our duty was to make such an effort on the Kalimah that everyone in the world hears of the message of Islam. We were to make the Kalimah common in the world, that everyone knows ‘La-ilaaha illallaah’. We were supposed to promote La-ilaaha illalaah. Nabi’s Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam mission was ‘Say, ‘La-ilallaah illallaah’ and you will become successful.’
We did not do this. As a punishment we have Covid in the entire world. Instead of the Kalimah on our tongues and the tongues of others, what is spoken about is Covid. Instead of the Sukoon and tranquillity that comes on the Kalimah, we have the restlessness and anxiety of Covid.
It is not too late. If, even now, we take on this responsibility of the mission of Nabi Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam and we invite to the Kalimah, this Ummah will become leaders. We are not being told to move mountains. We are commanded to spread the Kalimah in the world. The people will listen. Allah Ta’ala will make them listen. …When Haq comes, Baatil vanishes.
And say, “Truth has come and falsehood has vanished. Falsehood is surely bound to vanish.”
[Surah Al-Isra 17 : 81]
…Unfortunately, we are keeping silent and are trailing in their ways. We are not making an effort on Haq whereas we just have to proclaim the truth. If there is darkness, then with the switch of a button, light comes on. We don’t have to chase the darkness away. We just need to bring the light and the darkness will disappear. From our side, we have to make the effort. From Allah Ta’ala, He will turn the hearts to Him.
The correct way must be adopted, with the correct intention. Haq spreads with Haq. Haq does not spread with Baatil. Haq does not spread with Haraam. We must promote Dien as was done by the Sahabah-e-Kiraam (Radhiyallahu ‘anhum) and our Aslaaf (pious predecessors). We do not need to become Youtube stars, television presenters and social media celebrities to spread Dien. Unfortunately, in the name of spreading Dien, most of us market ourselves on these platforms and make Dien a commercial venture.
Then, and regrettably, we have many social media ‘influencers’ who influence to sin and Kufr and promote Haraam. They, themselves, are not educated in matters of Dien; they are not authorities in Dien, but for ‘likes’, more followers, attention, money, name, fame, etc. they take it upon themselves to present a modern-day brand of Islam – which is not Islam - creating more fitnah and harm in the Ummah, and leading people astray.
Today, people want to make the effort of Dien through entertainment. What will spread will be entertainment, not Dien. Sometimes it is done through soccer tournaments, excursions and social events, but the outcome is more soccer, more excursions and more social events. These will increase and spread, not true Dien. Follow the Sunnah and the way of our Akaabir. We won’t go wrong.
To set the example, we have to live the example. We will have to live by the Qur’aan Sharief and Sunnah. We will also have to give up our sins. In these times of great fitan, hold fast to the teachings of the Qur’aan and Sunnah. Rasulullah Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam said: “I have left you with two matters. You will never go astray, as long as you hold fast to them: the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of his Nabi.”
Allah Ta’ala grant us the Taufeeq and true concern for Dien.
 Sunan of Ibn Majah