In the name of Allah the Most Beneficent the Most Merciful,
وَلَقَد تَّرَكْنَا مِنْهَا آيَةً بَيِّنَةً لِّقَوْمٍ يَعْقِلُونَ
“And We have certainly left of it a sign as clear evidence for a people who reason.”
Dear reader, all humans err.To err is human,to forgive is Divine. Wallahy(By Allah) this statement is absolutely true.The Prophet peace be upon him told us all of the sons of Adam err and the best of those who err are those who repent.Allah loves those who repent.He is happy when we repent to Him.No matter how grievous the sin as long as we repent will we are alive He is willing to forgive,wipe you slate clean and on top of that when you repent your bad deeds are all turned into good deeds.How Generous our Lord is.
However, we must know that the Punishment of our Lord is severe.We cannot handle it dear reader.We simply cannot.Therefore for those who refuse to repent,submit to Allah and follow His commands and who deny the Prophets of God in this world there are two consequences:
- Punished in this world and the next eg the pharaoh and his followers
- Punished in the next world eg Abu Talib the uncle of the Prophet Muhammad upon whom be peace
This post is about a people who were punished in this world and who punishment awaits in the next.It concerns the people of Lot.They:
- Disbelieved in their Prophet ie Lot
- They engaged in highway robbery
- They engaged in homosexual acts consensual and otherwise
It was their fusuq that caused them to be punished. Allah says,
“إِنَّا مُنزِلُونَ عَلَى أَهْلِ هَذِهِ الْقَرْيَةِ رِجْزًا مِّنَ السَّمَاء بِمَا كَانُوا يَفْسُقُونَ”
“Indeed, we will bring down on the people of this city punishment from the sky because they have been defiantly disobedient.”
Fusuq is defined by Ibn Abbas,Qatadah,Az-zuhri,Ikrimah,Mujahid and others as all types of disobedience.A fasiq is someone who consistently disobeys Allah the Exalted Most High.
Thus just as engaging in acts of homosexuality are forbidden so is theft,armed robbery,fornication and all other sins.Acts of homosexuality are great sins and even one knows by default that it is wrong.
If you dear reader are afflicted by homosexual thoughts then know that as long as you strive against them and what the devils from humankind and jinn & your soul entice you to of evil then Allah is pleased with you.Its not worth it.You boyfriend isn’t worth it.He is not.He did not create you,give you life,nourish you,guide you to truth,care for you…Do you love him?Okay but know that Allah is the one who deserves all of your love.Not some human who can leave you any day and who will flee from you on the day of judgement
If you have engaged in homosexual activity then do not despair.Repent to Allah,turn to Him and ask Him for help.I can only imagine how hard it is for you but Allah knows how hard it is so be patient.Be patient in obeying Allah and disobeying the devils.(Devils can be both human and jinn.)Allah loves those who are patient so may Allah have mercy on you be patient.
Today the media tries to make it seem like its okay to act out on your homosexual tendencies.Ignore them.Is it okay for a married man or woman to commit adultery?No.Is it okay for unmarried people to engage in intercourse?No.Is it okay to disbelieve in Allah and His prophets?No.But have people done that and continue to do that?Yes.Yet just because a lot of people are doing or endorsing such acts does not make it okay.
I began this post by saying that Allah Forgives all sins and He loves those who repent.He also is severe in Punishment.The verse I quoted in the beginning which we will discuss points to the fact that Gods’ Punishment is severe.He warns us and His Messengers(Prophets) have warned us too.If we do not take heed what happened to the people of lot will happen to us too.If we do take heed and reason then by His Mercy we will not be punished.
We should fear Allah but we should also have hope in Him and love Him.He does not want to punish us.No matter what our past crimes He is willing to forgive but on one condition that is we repent,believe,submit and do righteous deeds.
If we are a people of reason we will not want the punishment of Allah to befall us and we will do everything we can to avert it from us.However for those who refuse to listen and reason hell waits in ambush for them.
The clear proof Allah left for us( some scholars say its the dead sea I say Allah knows best) should serve as a reminder to those who reason of the severity of Allahs’ punishment and the humiliating end for those who persist in disobedience.
If we refuse to reason the know that the people of hell will say:
“If only we had been listening or reasoning, we would not be among the companions of the Blaze.”Quran 67:10
Listen and reason before the punishment descends.We cannot handle His Punishment.
May Allah make us of those who constantly repent to Him.May Allah have mercy on us.
and Allah knows best.
Asalaam aleykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.(May the peace and Mercy and Blessings of Allah be upon you.)