When you get to see a homosexual person talking and how emotional he/she feels, especially when they get to the point where they feel rejected from the community, many of us find themselves sympathizing with them. But still, you find something deep inside your heart telling you that there is something wrong about all this!
This is just against the human nature.
Why the Percentage of Homosexuals Has Increased Recently
After a lot of psychological research, I reached an answer:
- The increased desires of people that are being provoked highly with the media all around them.
- The exposure to porn movies at a very young age, which reaches to addiction in most cases, makes one wants to try new things that are out of the normal frame.
- The materialism that people live in makes them ignore the spiritual part and get more involved in serving their desires.
All these reasons together made the percentage of homosexuality in our generation more than in any other previous time.
The Truth Behind Homosexuality
Saul M. Levin, M.D., M.P.A., is APA’s CEO and Medical Director wrote:
The prevailing opinion within the scientific community is that there is a strong biological component to sexual orientation, and that it can be influenced by the interaction of genetic, hormonal and environmental factors. In short, there is no scientific evidence that sexual orientation, be it heterosexual, homosexual or otherwise, is a freewill choice.”
After a review of scientific evidence, the APA determined that homosexuality is not a mental disorder in 1973 and removed it from the DSM in the same year.”
In 1974, the American Psychiatric Association declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder. The American Psychological Association Council of Representatives followed in 1975. Thereafter other major mental health organizations followed, including the World Health Organization in 1990.
Many researches recently exclude that homosexuality is a mental disorder or that it has to do with genetics by any means. Nevertheless, it has to do with how the person was raised, and what experiences have he/she went through.
How Islam Sees Homosexuality
Islam approves of natural desires which have been implemented in people as built-in criteria.
Yet, it teaches people how to deal with these desires in a manner such that they have control over them in the way that best suits them. Through the manners and teachings of Islam one can learn how to be strong enough to have control over his temper, desires and reactions.
And since Islam respects the natural desires of people, it gave them the permission of having a sexual relationship, under the umbrella of marriage and given that it’s with the opposite sex of the same kind (meaning not with an animal or inanimate).
God has implemented natural desire within people in the first place to ensure the continuation of the offspring. This desire keeps opposite sexes attracted to each other, leading to a sexual relationship, ensuring the maintenance of humankind.
Islam sees homosexuality as corruption to such structure. Moreover, homosexuality keeps one’s mindset highly concentrated on his lusts and desires, feeding them all the time with abnormal and unnatural acts to keep his pleasure at its maximum level all the time. So instead of one being focused on his purpose in this world, and what is asked from him to do; he’s more focused on how to feed his body not their soul, turning him to the most materialistic version of humankind.
Therefore, Islam has put a harsh punishment for homosexuality, to ensure that such action doesn’t spread in the community.
Allah the Almighty (Creator of heavens and Earth) said:
“And [We had sent] Lot when he said to his people, “Do you commit such immorality as no one has preceded you with from among the worlds?
Indeed, you approach men with desire, instead of women. Rather, you are a transgressing people.
But the answer of his people was only that they said, “Evict them from your city! Indeed, they are men who keep themselves pure.
So We saved him and his family, except for his wife; she was of those who remained [with the evildoers].
And We rained upon them a rain [of stones]. Then see how was the end of the criminals.” Qur’an (7:80)
It was Narrated by Abdullah ibn Abbas: That Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:
If you find anyone doing as Lot’s people did, kill the one who does it, and the one to whom it is done.” [Sunan Abu Dawud]
It was also narrated by Abdullah ibn Abbas, that the Messenger of God, Muhammad said:
If a man who is not married is seized committing sodomy, he will be stoned to death.” [Abu Dawud]
The main goal of Islam is to keep the community as pure and intact as possible.
For more details about homosexuality in the Quran please check: www.quran.com
For more details about the teachings of Islam please check: Explore-Islam.com/blog