It was a disgrace watching men and women indulging in obscene acts and public displays of lust and still is. But the recent outburst of same gender relations has made the former almost seem a virtuous deed. Words cannot suffice the level of disgust such acts arouse in normal people.
One thing is for sure that it is not a genetic problem. If it were Allah (SWT) would not have created Eve for Adam, and Allah (‘Azza-u-Jell) knows best.
Homosexuality is condemned in Islam. There are various verses in Qur’an where Allah (‘Azza-u-Jell) clearly says about Homosexuality:
We also (sent) Lut: he said to his people: “Do ye commit lewdness such as no people in creation (ever) committed before you? “For ye practice your lusts on men in preference to women: ye are indeed a people transgressing beyond bounds.” – Holy Quran 7:80-81
“Of all the creatures in the world will ye approach males? And leave those whom Allah has created for you to be your mates? Nay ye are a people transgressing (all limits)!” – Holy Quran 26:165-166
The end result for not giving up homosexuality was the destruction of entire cities.
When Our decree issued We turned (the cities) upside down and rained down on them brimstones hard as baked clay spread layer on layer Marked as from thy Lord: nor are they ever far from those who do wrong! – Holy Quran 11:82-83
Many homosexual men and women claim that they are born with their sexual inclination and that they have no choice.
When Satan arouses such immoral and unnatural feelings in a person the person should try his/her best to overcome those undignified feelings and abstain from the deed. A person would come across a myriad of temptations in life. The person who maintains abstinence is the real winner of both the Worlds.
Homosexuality has been proven not to be inborn scientifically as well. It is simply a behavior that is bred.
In his debate article, “BORN OR BRED? Science Does Not Support the Claim That Homosexuality Is Genetic”, Robert Knight* has proved scientifically the falsity of the belief that homosexuality is genetic.
Here is an extract of the article that would clarify this issue further:
“Beginning in the early 1990s, activists began arguing that scientific research has proven that homosexuality has a genetic or hormonal cause. A handful of studies, none of them replicated and all exposed as methodologically unsound or misrepresented, have linked sexual orientation to everything from differences in portions of the brain, to genes, finger length, inner ear differences, eye-blinking, and “Neuro-hormonal differentiation.”
“Meanwhile, Columbia University Professor of Psychiatry Dr. Robert Spitzer, who was instrumental in removing homosexuality in 1973 from the American Psychiatric Association’s list of mental disorders, wrote a study published in the October 2003 Archives of Sexual Behavior. He contended that people can change their “sexual orientation” from homosexual to heterosexual. Spitzer interviewed more than 200 people, most of whom claimed that through reparative therapy counseling, their desires for same-sex partners either diminished significantly or they changed over to heterosexual orientation. Although still a proponent of homosexual activism, Spitzer has been attacked unmercifully by former admirers for this breach of the ideology that people are “born gay and can’t change.” Immutability is a central tenet of demands for “gay rights” and “gay marriage”.”
So those who want to change needn’t be hopeless. Allah (SWT) is Oft-Forgiving if on truly repents.
*Robert Knight is director of the Culture & Family Institute, an affiliate of Concerned Women for America.