[NOTE] I was one of the panelists at a forum on LGBT organized by the Judicial and Legal Training Institute (ILKAP) on 25 June 2013. At the forum I have reiterated many of my earlier opinions on the issue, and some other points are stated in the following article. Please let me have your response. Continue reading
Azril Mohd Amin & Muhammad Husni Mohd Amin
Himpunan Keilmuan Muslim (HAKIM)
Behind terrorism, which is almost exclusively performed by younger Muslims, are various political, economic, and educational factors much in the news lately. What is not recognized is the collapse of gender wisdom in the proliferation of extreme terrorist acts.
“Homosexuality: Crime or Right?” was a recent IIUM forum (April 14, 2012) of such embarrassment that this widespread breakdown of gender philosophy was not even mentioned. Continue reading
Not one single Muslim who prays for the soul of the Prophet Ibrahim (a.s.) and his progeny every day can possibly be anything OTHER than a “homophobe”. “Phobia” means an aversion or fear of something. It was the homosexuals that the Angels of Allah swt were going to warn, when they stopped at the abode of Prophet Ibrahim (a.s.) in disguise. Ibn Arabi explains their disguise to us, calling them “theophonic angels” – angels carrying messages to humans by being disguised as humans themselves. They stopped at the abode of Prophet Ibrahim (a.s.) to give him the news that he would soon be blessed with two sons who would become the spiritual exemplars and prophets of all future generations, Ishmael and Ishak.