Who decides what marriage is?

Who decides what marriage is?

[ED]: Published in The Malay Mail Online today.

In the late 20th century, following substantial cultural and political developments, same-sex couples began to lead more open and public lives and to establish families. Now, the US Supreme Court has issued a majority decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, that all states must accept the legality of same-sex marriages. We must take heed of this decision because it may well have a global impact, and we do not want Malaysians to be misled on these emerging “liberal” changes to our religious teachings on the meaning of marriage. Continue reading

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Guarding the sanctity of Islam

A British Muslim who has many family contacts in the Yemen reports that most of the remaining Guantanamo Bay Prison Camp inmates are Yemeni. These families have reported to him that the Prison Camp guards have used forced-feeding this past Ramadhan by inserting tubes into the inmates’ stomachs, to destroy their fast. What happened to Obama’s promise to close this facility? We have proof here that even Obama cannot stand against the deadly enemies of Islam, whatever he says or does otherwise.

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We must defend the sanctity of Divine Law

This article has been published earlier here.

Malaysia and neighboring countries are under a lot of pressure to offer legal and public recognition to the LGBTs, and will be under even more pressure at the United Nations in 2013, where Malaysia will be subjected to a review of her human rights commitments under the Universal Periodic Review by the UN Human Rights Council.

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Muslim NGO contribution to address the “LGBT” danger

In order to build an impact on the secular forces sure to be articulate in the coming 2013 Periodic Review of human rights situations in Malaysia and the other countries selected for participation in this particular session, we must be clear enough within ourselves what the secular agenda really is, and we must design a suitable strategy for countering and enlightening this agenda to allow an uncorrupted adherence to our values within the community of nations however we find it at this moment in human history. The world as it is, is not unlike the Ummah in Madinah itself at the time of the Prophet (s.a.w.), in which many religions and customs were represented and powerfully participant in the life of the Madinah community. Continue reading

2013 Universal Periodic Review at the United Nations Human Rights Council

The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) has instituted a procedure to monitor and assist the establishment of its global Human Rights Agenda among member states. It is known as the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), established by the UN General Assembly in 2006 as a process through which the human rights records of the United Nations’ 192 Member States could be reviewed and assessed. This review, conducted through the UN Human Rights Council, is based upon human rights obligations and commitments expressed in the UN Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, human rights instruments to which the State is party.

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On the contamination of Human Rights

On 14 February 2012, H.E. Ms. Laura Dupuy Lasserre, President of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, received a short communication from the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) Group on Human Rights and Humanitarian Issues, attempting to explain the OIC’s unanimous opposition to proposed amendments to the UN Universal Declaration of Human rights and the countries’ reservation on the subsequent Panel on “Discrimination and Violence based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity” which was to be held on 7th of March 2012 during the 19th session of the Human Rights Council. A number of widespread misunderstandings of Islam and its principles were mentioned in responses to this letter as amended to the Website. Continue reading