Muslim Scholars Views on LGBT Spark Global Debate!

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“Amidst the ever-evolving landscape of LGBT rights, the interplay between religious doctrines, governmental decrees, and societal acceptance presents a tapestry of complexity and nuance. While pockets of society champion the rights of LGBT individuals, there exists a contrasting narrative of opposition, notably articulated by certain religious leaders.”

The LGBT community encompasses individuals whose sexual orientation or gender identity diverges from societal norms, including variations like homosexuality, bisexuality, transgenderism, and non-binary identities. In many countries, there has been a growing acceptance of LGBT individuals, with legal protections and rights being extended to them.

In a joint statement, UN and regional human rights experts called upon governments, faith-based institutions, and religious leaders to embrace the LGBT community with respect and compassion, urging the rejection of discriminatory policies. Despite 69 countries still criminalizing same-sex relationships, including some with the death penalty, recent legislative victories such as the passage of the Equality Act in the U.S. House of Representatives signal a growing acceptance. With polling data showing increasing support for LGBT rights, including 71% of Americans endorsing same-sex marriage according to a 2023 Gallup poll, there’s a clear momentum toward equality and inclusion on a global scale. However, the level of acceptance and legal protection varies widely across different regions, reflecting the diverse cultural and religious landscapes.

Despite these advancements, there are still pockets of resistance, particularly within Islamic religious communities. They argue that such unions go against the tenets of their faith and are incompatible with their religious beliefs. Islamic religious leaders, including prominent figures such as Muslim scholars hold firm views against LGBT practices. They emphasize traditional interpretations of Islamic scriptures, asserting that homosexuality is sinful and incompatible with Islam.

With all due respect to the animals, [gay people] are worse than those animals.” The preacher has branded homosexual behavior as “filthy” and “wrong” and claimed gay people take part in “acts of immorality”. Mufti Ismail Menk.

Dr Ammaar Saeed’s statements are based on religious scriptures for interpretation as he expressed,

“Their action is against the will of God and pleasing to devil. The previous nations were destroyed by punishment of God according to holy scriptures Torah, Bible and Quran, the nation of Lut has the clear story of their filth immoral actions.”

He drew parallels between contemporary LGBT individuals and the biblical narrative of the people of Lot, whom he identified as the community of “Loot” being destroyed by Allah.

 

Dr Zakir Naik, the founder of Peace TV, previously said:

“Truth is truth, majority doesn’t win, what is wrong is wrong. In Islam and in most of the major religions in the world homosexuality is a sin, it’s a crime.

In a statement, Dr Saeed drew a clear line between compassion and condoning what he termed as sinful behavior.

“Accepting LGBT individuals is going against Allah, the Prophet, and the scriptures,”

he declared, urging adherence to religious teachings over societal pressures. In a shocking turn of events, Dr Ammaar Saeed, a prominent religious figure, has stirred controversy with his vehement condemnation of the LGBT community. His comments continued with a chilling assertion that echoed ancient scriptures, stating,

“The filthy immoral actions going against the will of God and spreading disease of HIV and STDs and destroying other by infecting, this is the plan of devil”

As conversations about LGBT rights evolve, it’s vital for the media to accurately depict the diverse views within the Muslim community. While another American Muslim scholar holds his opinions on LGBT by Sheikh Uthman ibn Farooq from Masjid Ribat, California present his views,

“We as Muslims must stand on what Allah has ordered if we look at the LGBTQ XYZ agenda we as Muslims cannot support this not to make alliances…”

Accordingly biblical records against such actions, it is mentioned,

The Book of Leviticus in the Old Testament has two references condemning homosexuality: “Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable” (Leviticus 18:22) and “If a man lies with a man as one lies with woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads” (Leviticus 20:13).

As there is a clear story in three religious scriptures, Torah, Bible and Quran, the story of Messenegr of God “Lut”.

 

There is a clear evidence from the holy scriptures opposing such nations and was destroyed by God.

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