Please pass it around to all your contacts and ask them to pass it on Inshaa Allaah. The least we could do as Muslims at this time and in this case WITH THE SIN OF HOMOSEXUALITY IN THE WORLD - is to spread the message by ENJOINING GOOD AND FORBIDDING EVIL.
CHAPTER 3 VERSE :110 "Ye are the best of peoples evolved for mankind enjoining what is right forbidding what is wrong and believing in Allah. If only the People of the Book had faith it were best for them; among them are some who have faith but most of them are perverted transgressors".
TSUNAMI SIMILAR TO SODOM & GOMORRAH HITS GAY PARADISE
Researched by Islamic Scholar - Maulana Shafayat Mohamed
( Ameer / Spiritual Leader of Darul Uloom Islamic Institute - South Florida)
Much have been said and much more will be said and done for the victims of the recent Tsunami disaster in South Asia.
My support and prayers go out for all those victims affected by the Tsunami. I appeal to the world to continue to support and assist the victims of the Tsunami.
I have been pondering over the reasons for the recent Tsunami, ever since the incident took place on December 27th 2004. A time when thousands would have been enjoying themselves during the holidays in the " GAY PARADISE " or the no.1 in the world for SEX TOURISM.
There may be many reasons for the Tsunami, but it is only God alone knows the real reason for the disaster. However, after days of pondering, I was able to find a major similarity with the Tsunami and Sodom & Gomorrah.
In a research done by Peter Cordingley and Alison Dakota Gee, published in the Asiaweek Magazine, it is stated that,
"Southeast Asia is now the No. 1 world destination for tourists looking for sex".
"In Sri Lanka, the child sex business often makes use of children from orphanages along a stretch of coast from Negombo, north of the capital, Colombo, down to the southern coastline. Children from the orphanages, some of them run by Westerners, are taken to hotels to service foreign customers. The beaches are open pick-up spots. Tourists and prostitutes -- mostly boys -- can be seen engaged in horseplay, and more, in the shallow water".
In another research by Peter Tatchell it stated that,
"In Thailand, the distinction between heterosexuality and homosexuality is more blurred and tenuous than in the West. Our culture is very gentle. Thai men are much less macho. A lot of them are open to homosexual experiences and these are fairly well tolerated by our society."
"Bangkok has a huge and thriving gay scene consisting of five discos, seven saunas, ten restaurants and more than forty bars."
"Most of this gay scene revolves around bar boy prostitution which caters for rich Thais and foreign tourists from the West and Asian in countries such as Japan, South Korea and Malaysia," says John. "Indeed, in all of Bangkok, there's only one gay bar which doesn't have men for hire, the Telephone Bar. Even there, a fair proportion of the Thai gays are freelance 'money boys.' The same freelance system also operates at discos such as Harrie's Bar and the Rome Club."
"At the "sex for sale" bars, there are 20-60 bar boys. Dressed in G-strings, they take it in turns to dance on an elevated podium; each with a number for easy identification by interested customers."
"Either I sell, my body or I live in the gutter," retorts Chai. "It's wrong for people to condemn me." A nineteen year old who has worked as a freelancer in the Telephone Bar and Rome Club for the last three years, Chai says his family know about his work: "They accept it because it's the only way we can have a better life."
In conclusion, the Holy Qur'aan says in Chapter 7 Verses 80 - 84,
" We also (sent) Lut: he said to his people: "Do ye commit lewdness such as no people in creation (ever) committed before you?
81 "For ye practice your lusts on men in preference to women: ye are indeed a people transgressing beyond bounds."
82 And his people gave no answer but this: they said "drive them out of your city: these are indeed men who want to be clean and pure!"
83 But We saved him and his family except his wife: she was of those who lagged behind.
84 And We rained down on them a shower (of brimstone): then see what was the end of those who indulged in sin and crime!
According to the Holy Bible:
Homosexuality is also referred to as the sin of sodomy. This reference comes from an account in the Bible of two exceedingly wicked cities, Sodom and Gomorrah, which the Lord destroyed. Sodom was known for its rampant homosexuality and unrestrained sexual lust, as well as other sins such as arrogance, haughtiness, and disregard for the poor. When the Lord sent angels to warn Lot who lived in the city that it was about to be destroyed, the men of the city actually wanted to rape the angels! Genesis 13:13: "But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly."
According to the Torah: Male homosexuality is explicitly forbidden in Lev. 18:22. The sources that forbid sexual intimacy between women are Talmud Yevamos 76a and the Midrashim on Lev. 18:3 (which forbids "the deeds of Egypt"); these sources say that in Egypt, men married men and women married women.
Based on the references from the scriptures, I call on religious leaders and politicians, who believe in God, to take this Tsunami as a WARNING. If religious leaders and politicians do not do their job to enjoin good and forbid evil, it is my strong belief that God may just begin to destroy nations as He did with Sodom and Gomorrah, as He did with Pharoah and as He did with the people of Noah. ( God's peace and blessings be upon the prophets).
Last but not least, I urge Civil Rights organizations in the world to stop politicking around for media coverage, and to start doing something substantial for the innocent boys and girls that are sold for SEX TRADE in South Asia.