When a person has any problem with his health, he seeks help & advice from a person who is specialised in that field – a doctor.
When a person has any problem with law, he seeks help & advice from a person who is specialised in that field – a lawyer.
When a person sees a problem in a building, he seeks help & advice from a person who is specialised in that field – an engineer.
When a person has any problem with his car, he seeks help & advice from a person who is specialised in that field – a car mechanic.
Likewise, when a person has a problem in any matter, a sensible person would seek help & advice ONLY from the one who is specialised in that field. Otherwise, his problem will not be solved; and he would a loser, groping in the dark.
This is in total conformity with Al-Quran’s instruction:
“Ask of those who know the scripture (people who are knowledgeable in Scriptures such as Al-Quran) if you do not know about it (16:43; 21:7)
So, if a person does not know the Islamic point of view regarding a matter, to whom should he first turn to, and seek advice? A sensible person would surely seek the advice of an Islamic scholar (ulama).
But, I wonder why when it comes to problems related to views of Islam, this simple, logical, sensible procedure is totally & wantonly ignored! Every Tom, Dick & Harry (non-Muslims) and even Maimuna, Salleh & Ahmad (Muslims) immediately come forward with their comments & views which are not at all concurrent with Islam; though they voice them as if they know everything about Islam!
When certain actions are forbidden in Islam, they are at all times and for all men, forbidden. That’s all to it; because “Al-Quran is the guidance for (all) mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong)” (2:185). There is no place whatsoever to question the concepts & teachings of Al-Quran; because, this dictum were instructed by the Creator Himself. Who has got the right to question Him, unless one is out of his mind? Non-Muslims may not want to accept this; but, Muslims have to accept this. Otherwise, they would not be true Muslims. (Muslim means ‘totally subjugating to Allah’s commands without question’).
What is most shocking is that the so-called Muslims have fallen prey to Western satanic ideologies; and most vehemently defend those actions that are categorically forbidden in Islam, under the guise of ‘human rights’.
Islam has categorically forbidden such awful worse-than-beast, perverted activities such as homosexuality, lesbianism, living out of wedlock, prostitution, etc. If any group champion the cause of people involved in such activities, on the basis of ‘human rights’, it would then be no wonder if they also defend prostitution, gambling, nudity, etc by the same yardstick – ‘human rights’.
What is ‘human rights’? These are code of privileges drawn up by some group of men. Man, by nature, is a weakling, full of errors; redeemed ONLY by the guidance of Allah through Al-Quran. ‘Human rights’ drawn up by Man would naturally have lots of errors & shortcomings; and are not accepted by every nation; or by every race. Just recently, President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has slammed the British PM, David Cameron, as ‘Satan’, for stopping aid to countries that do not accept the ‘rights of gays’, saying “that is the most idiotic condition to extend aid, which one’s mind cannot accept. Such acts are to be condemned; because, they are worse than pigs & dogs”.
We don’t give any weight at all to the comments & criticisms by non-Muslims regarding these obnoxious, unnatural activities. They would only talk based on their own concept of ‘human rights’, which of course, is totally unacceptable in Islam. But, why don’t the so-called Muslims consult the Islamic scholars first, to verify their views to see if they tally with Islamic principles and code of life, instead of bellowing their nonsensical prattle.
It is this type of Muslims, who are sternly reproached by Allah in Al-Quran:
“And when it is said to them, “Believe as the people have believed,” they say, “Should we believe as the foolish have believed?” Unquestionably, it is they who are the foolish, but they know [it] not. And when they meet those who believe, they say, “We believe”; but when they are alone with their evil ones, they say, “Indeed, we are with you; we were only mockers.” [But] Allah mocks them and prolongs them in their transgression [while] they wander blindly.” (2:13-15)
And, these Muslims, who defend such immoral activities can be of highest position in this world, feeling that nobody can touch them; but, it is to these people Allah says:
“And of the people are some who say, “We believe in Allah and the Last Day,” but they are not believers. They [think to] deceive Allah and those who believe, but they deceive not except themselves and perceive [it] not. In their hearts is disease, so Allah has increased their disease; and for them is a painful punishment because they [habitually] used to lie.” (2:8-10)
This is an Islamic country by constitution. What is contrary to the Islamic concepts & teachings will never be tolerated in this Islamic country.
Defending & championing immoral activities such as homosexuality, lesbianism, living out of wedlock, nudity, etc would only bring about the same catastrophe as what happened to the people of Prophet Luth in Sodom & Gomorrah, who were promiscuously involved in the same licentious activities (7:80-84). And that place, at which this catastrophe befell, is now the Dead Sea – a reminder to everyone who are involved in such depraved activities; and all those who support them.
Such people can migrate to countries which allow them to practise these sinful activities.
We do not want a Dead Sea in Malaysia!
(The content of this article has been verified Al-Fadhil Ustaz Zamri bin Hashim, Deputy Mufti of Perak)