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Re: The People of Lot were the first ones?
By:Kate UK
Date: Sunday, 13 May 2012, 4:53 pm
In Response To: Re: The People of Lot were the first ones? (Helen, UK)

Salaam all

I feel we should remember that not being 'the norm' does not necessarily mean inherently bad or abnormal. For example a married but chaste heterosexual couple are outside 'the norm' given that most heterosexual married couples do have sexual relations and there are therefore plenty couples who keep the human race going.

The issue of homosexuality troubles me in that I find it very difficult to condemn same sex 'Civil Partnerships' as we call them over here in the UK. Given that a small percentage of any society anywhere in the world is homosexual, we cannot deny their existence.

Whilst some people 'choose' their sexuality and declare themselves homosexual one minute and straight the next, there are others who do not have a choice about their sexual orientation. Is it not better for them to be in a recognised, committed partnership than be underground promiscuous predators?

I once read, (and I do apologise that I do not have the reference though I do recall it being written by a gentleman who regularly used to contribute to this forum) that in the story of Lot, Allah is addressing heterosexual men who have relations with other men, clearly an abomination, and that the Qu'ran warns us against promiscuity rather than homosexuality.

Brothers and Sisters on the forum I do not wish to offend and will gladly be corrected but I do feel this is an important issue which cannot be brushed aside.

With all good wishes
Kate

Messages In This Thread

The People of Lot were the first ones?
Zuhaib Sabri, Scotland -- Saturday, 12 May 2012, 3:23 am
Same Sex Marriage Is Immoral
Saeed Qureshi, Dallas/Islamabad -- Saturday, 12 May 2012, 4:43 am
Re: Same Sex Marriage Is Immoral
Raj Mathur, Myanmar -- Saturday, 12 May 2012, 1:35 pm
The People of Lot
Shangrila, Spain -- Saturday, 12 May 2012, 2:41 pm
Prophet Lot's Wife
*Dr. Shabbir, Florida -- Saturday, 12 May 2012, 7:10 pm
Re: The People of Lot were the first ones?
Muhsin Shamil, Zimbabwe -- Saturday, 12 May 2012, 2:44 pm
Re: The People of Lot were the first ones?
Helen, UK -- Saturday, 12 May 2012, 4:20 pm
The People of Lot - Great answer from Helen
*Dr. Shabbir, Florida -- Saturday, 12 May 2012, 6:03 pm
Re: The People of Lot were the first ones?
Kate UK -- Sunday, 13 May 2012, 4:53 pm
Re: The People of Lot were the first ones?
Saleeqa Begum, UAE -- Sunday, 13 May 2012, 7:16 pm
The People of Lot were the first ones?
*Dr. Shabbir, Florida -- Sunday, 13 May 2012, 9:00 pm
Re: The People of Lot were the first ones?
Hicham, Denmark -- Sunday, 13 May 2012, 7:40 pm
Re: The People of Lot were the first ones?
Dreamz - Kenya -- Monday, 14 May 2012, 8:05 am
Re: The People of Lot were the first ones?
youssef -- Tuesday, 15 May 2012, 11:10 pm