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REGARDING THE WIDESPREAD DISEASE: AL-LIWT (SODOMY)
« on: 18.05.2020, 06:54:33 AM »

بِسْمِ اللّٰهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
اَلْحَمْدُ لِلّٰهِ، وَالصَّلاَةُ وَالسَّلاَمُ عَلَى رَسُولِ اللّٰهِ، وَعَلَى آلِهِ الْأَطْهَارِ وَصَحْبِهِ الْكِرَامِ الْأَبْرَارِ، وَمَنْ وَالَاهُ.
أَمَّا بَعْدُ:

Regarding the Widespread Disease: al-Liwt (Sodomy)

Ibn'ul Qayyim al-Jawziyyah Rahimahullhu Tal said in his renown book ad-D wa'd Daw (The Disease and the Cure):

There is another type of infatuation, it is the type that is detested by Allah, an estrangement from His mercy and is the most harmful thing upon an individual in his worldly life and for their affair in the Hereafter. This is the love of young hairless boys. Nobody has ever been trialed with such a thing except that they have lost their entire honor in the sight of Allah, He expels him from any nearness to Him and distances this individuals heart from having a connection with Him.

It is from the most powerful veils that conceal him from Allah, as some of the Pious Predecessors have mentioned: If a persons status falls before Allah, he is trialed with a love for young hairless boys. This is the type of obsession that warranted the punishment that befell the people who the Prophet Lut was sent to, it only occurred through this type of infatuation. Allah said:

By your life [O Muhammad], indeed they were in their wild intoxication, they were wandering blindly. [al-Hijr:72]

However, the remedy for this illness is to seek the assistance of the One Who turns the hearts, and an honest refuge with Him, occupying oneself with His remembrance, increasing in His love and nearness and contemplating over the pain that this type of infatuation results in, the pleasure that is squandered and thus an individual will consequently lose out on the greatest beloved One and instead gain the greatest harm. So if the soul inclines to this type of action and gives it some preference, he should consider himself amongst the dead and should come to know that a great calamity has befallen him.[1]

Ibn'ul Qayyim Rahimahullh also states,

Reflect over the final outcome of the rebellious people who the Prophet Lut was sent to

They approached the Prophet Lut when they heard that some guests who were from the most handsome of people had come to visit him, so the sodomites hurriedly loomed towards them. When Prophet Lut saw them, he said to them:

My people! These are my daughters [womenfolk of the city], they are purer for you. [Hud:78]

Here he presents his womenfolk in place of his own guests, so that they may marry them, in fear for himself and his guests and the deep disgrace it would cause, he went on to say:

My people! These are my daughters [womenfolk of the city], they are purer for you. So fear Allah and do not disgrace me concerning my guests. Is there not among you a man of reason? [Hud:78]

But they only offered him a response of tyranny and stubbornness:

They said: You already know that we have not any claim to your daughters, and indeed you know what we want. [Hud:79]

Thereafter, the Prophet of Allah made an exclamation of someone who is overwhelmed, and it came forth from a distressed and saddened heart, he said:

If only I had against you some power or could take support from a strong family. [Hud:80]

Subsequently, the Angels relieved him and uncovered the actual plan and informed him they are not the kind of creation that can be violated, nor can he be violated due to their protection of him, so do not fear them or pay them any mind and calm yourself. They said:

Lut, indeed we are messengers of your Lord, they will never reach you, [Hud:8l]

and they conveyed the glad tidings to him of the promise to him and the inevitable punishment of his people who did wrong. They said:

So go with your family during a portion of the night and let not any among you look back - except your wife; indeed she will be struck by that which strikes them. Indeed, their appointment is in the morning. [Hud:8l]

However, Prophet Lut sensed that the appointed time for their destruction was slow coming and said that he wanted it to be sooner, so the Angels responded to him by asking the rhetorical question:

Is not the morning near. [Hud:8l]

By Allah, the only time that separated between the demise of the enemies of Allah and the salvation of His Prophet and righteous allies was the time between the early morning dawn and daybreak before their entire land was uprooted from its foundations, raised to the sky until the Angels heard the barking of their dogs and the braying of their donkeys before the plan that cannot be repelled took its course from the The Lord al-Jalil, as instructed to His servant and messenger Angel Jibril to tilt it upside down, as has been informed in the revelation:

So when Our command came, We made the highest part [of the city] its lowest and rained upon them stones of layered hard clay. [Hud:82]

Thus, He made them a sign for the rest of creation, an admonishment for the people of piety and an example and predecessor for anyone who partakes in their actions from the wrongdoers and made their dwellings a sign along the path for whoever treads it.

Indeed, in that are signs for those who discern. And indeed those cities are on an established road. Indeed, in that is a sign for the believers. [al-Hijr:75-77]

He powerfully seized them whilst they were asleep, and it approached them whilst they were living in their intoxication wandering blindly, and what they used to do was of no avail to them consequently turning their pleasures into pain, and they became tormented thereafter.

Aspirations in this life that were deemed nice but after death they became torment

The pleasures have vanished and been followed by sorrow. The urge has ended and resulted in distress. They enjoyed themselves for a short while and are punished for a long time. They indulged in luxuries and it resulted in a painful torment. They became drunk with the intoxication of that desire and did not regain consciousness from it until they were in the abode of the tormented. They were tranquilized by the heedlessness and didnt wake up until they were in the abode of the doomed ones. They regret it all -by Allah- to the furthest degree at a time when regret is of no avail and they cried over what they used to do with tears of blood.

Taste what you used to earn, [Az-Zumar:24]

And

Reach therein, be patient or impatient, it is all the same for you. You are only recompensed for what you used to do. [At-Tur:16]

Furthermore, Allah has closely correlated between that nation and any other nation or group of people who partake in the same activity in His statement that warns them against the punishment:

And Allahs punishment is not from the wrongdoers very far. [Hud:83][2]

Footnotes:
 1. Ibn al-Qayyim, The Disease and the Cure, Hikmah Publications, p. 523-524
 
 2. Ibn al-Qayyim, The Disease and the Cure, Hikmah Publications, p. 377-382
Shaykh'ul Islm Ibnu Taymiyyah Rahimahullh stated,

والعالم يعرف الجاهل؛ لأنه كان جاهلا، والجاهل لا يعرف العالم لأنه لم يكن عالما

"The lim (scholar) recognizes the Jhil (ignorant) since he was once a Jhil. The Jhil does not recognize the lim since he has never been an lim." (Shaykh'ul Islm Ibnu Taymiyyah, Majm'ul Fatw, 13/235)

 

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