Taji tackles... same-sex marriage

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatu my name is taji mustafa today I want to tackle a controversial issue which is raised with us muslims nowadays in the us the uk across the

western world we see a trend to legalize same-sex marriage between two men between two women we are told that we muslims are against progress because a slab is intolerant of

same-sex marriage this is how I would answer this charge there are many fundamental questions that these issue raises how should people live what is the role of marriage how do

societies decide what is right and what is wrong these are the questions let us compare how islam deals with this questions and also how the western secular model deals with these

questions islam's view to what same-sex marriage is built on one clear and unchanging sense of right and wrong two rules that promote strong families three rules that prohibit

anything that harms the family firstly islam provides clear and unchanging sense of right and wrong I come to this issue as a muslim as somebody who believes in allah who believes

that the quran is the word of allah who believes that allah has completed this deen and has sent comprehensive guidance for mankind we arrived at this position after thinking and

exhausting ourselves intellectually and rationally so we take what is halal and we leave that which is haram islam therefore gives clear and unchanging guidelines about

what is right and what is wrong on the other hand how do you secular liberal societies decide what is right and what is wrong well that depends you know on this issue of same-sex

marriage there is no clear position what they said on this issue 50 years ago and what they say now are contradictory what will they say in 10 years time who knows maybe they'll

change their minds again once adultery sleeping around was illegal then it became legal then it became normalized then it became glorified and now it's everywhere look at

homosexuality same thing once it was illegal then it became legal then it became normalized it's now glorified and there's discussion about same-sex marriage what's next assisted

suicide incest drugs the problem is that instead of thinking long and hard searching for guidance solutions to human problems in the west engage on a dodgy

balancing act trying to balance individual freedoms the pursuit of pleasure and equality and hardly considering the effects of their decisions on the wider society and so we see huge

social problems become so widespread in the west a really sad state of affairs a slam on the other hand and handle it now is so clear on this issue of right or wrong and we should

stick by these values and we should actually challenge those who demand that we leave these values secondly the islamic rules promotes a strong family if you look to the rules of

islam collectively there is so much you will observe that build strong families but for muhammad sallallahu alayhe wassallam encouraged us to get married encourages to have many

children to be merciful towards our children to be dutiful towards our parents to look after the elderly to maintain ties with relatives the importance of the family can

not be underestimated not just as a source of love and companion for people but at a source for help and assistance within this family structure on the other hand look at the

consequences of secular liberal societies where they change what is right and what is wrong what has happened family life has become fractured kids growing up they don't know who

their mother is sometimes they don't know who their father is the elderly are abandoned in all people's homes left to fend for themselves these are the sad fruits when you don't have

strong values that build strong families finally islam prohibits anything that weakens family and society if you look to the rules of islam collectively again you can

observe that eight prohibits things which undermine the family structure in an islamic state the harsh prohibition against fornication adultery the homosexual lifestyle all

work towards that end that doesn't mean that in an islamic state the authorities go around looking for people who have committed these crimes it's not a police state it slams clear

prohibition of fornication adultery homosexuality acts as a clear deterrent against people publicly violating the laws of allah subhanahu wa'ta'ala some say this is too

harsh that it is unfair is it unfair that islam tries to protect a child from the devastating consequences of a broken home is it unfair that a slant tries to protect a wife

from the distress caused by the adultery of a husband some say this is about equality that if we muslims want to be treated as equals in society that we have to accept same-sex

marriage this is nonsense that kind of logic means you would say that well since alcohol is legal cocaine should also be like oh islam says that both should be illegal we do not

abandon the laws of allah subhanahu wata'ala for the sake of some so-called equality so are we intolerant of same-sex marriage that's like asking me if we are intolerant of alcohol

incest assisted suicide the real shame is that more people are not intolerant of the social chaos and the values which are pervading western society are causing so much

harm all around we muslims another shamed of the rules of islam we should explain them clearly and we should be the ones going out and getting people to christian the values

underpinning western society which are causing so much harm and shut allah I hope you found this video useful I want you to do the following number one dude our our deen has answers

to the social meltdown that we're witnessing around us in western society we as a muslim community are obliged to aslam solutions and discuss them with the wider society number two

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facebook and go to the website wwm hamid the code at uk we ask allah subhanahu wa ta'ala to aid us to emulate up another prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam in carrying

dower to the wider society in the best possible way I said I want a coma to let he well better get salam alaikum warahmatullahi wa better care to my name is taj mustafa

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