SA and blessings of Allah to all. I grew up in a small town in Ohio. The street I grew up on and the surrounding streets within the town had its share of sins, apathy, & perversions. As a young lad of 13-14 years of age my goals in life were similar to the goals of others I grew up with. We didn't have many role models. The environment was one of drug & alcohol addictions, unchecked sexual desires, children born to teenagers. Many I grew up with died early deaths from the forces of bad choices & evil. Most never saw their lives going past 40. As a young man (14-15 yrs old) I too had thoughts of drugs, pimping women, as my life goals. I will forever be thankful to a God who rescued me from a terrible existence, I cry as I write this.
I have seen 1st hand the homosexual lifestyle. As young lads we were prey to older homosexual men who preyed on our weaknesses, and ignorance. With the lure of money and favors a few of my friends were all to willing to participate in pleasing themselves & the homosexuals who took away their true nature, and spirits.
To me homosexuality is a perversion, a warped unchecked desire to please the flesh at any costs. Are we as Muslims going to join the crowd and ignore the clear reality that this behavior is not of Islam & Allah? No disrespect to anyone but I don't need science to tell me when something is wrong. I'm not a medical Dr. or a scientist looking into the ifs and why people are the way they are. There are many factors that make up a human being, the greatest gift our Lord gave us was free will. Free will has to have a guiding force to keep it in check. Thus Allah in his infinite wisdom & mercy sent us guidance.
2:30 (Now is related to you the creation of Adam or mankind, in allegorical
terms; when God decided to create humans who would be given free will, and
supremacy on earth.) Your Lord announced His Plan to the angels, “I am
about to place on earth a new creation that will have supremacy over it.” They
exclaimed, “Will you place on it such creation as will cause disorder therein
and shed blood! - Whereas we strive to manifest Your glory (in the Universe)!”
He answered, “I know what you do not know.” (praise Allah most high)
Homosexuality is wrong and a perversion IMHO, those who practice it will answer to Allah as we all will. It's not a question for Muslims as to if science determines is it genetic or environmental, Allah does not make mistakes. Our free will unchecked and without guidance can make a human being think wrong is right, and right is wrong. Look at our world we have been charged over, Allah is truly Merciful!
Dear Muslims hold on tight to the rope of Allah, fear nothing but Allah and know that he will decide the truth of our lives.
Peace & Love