In the usual vein of missionary tradition1, the missionaries have made a rather pathetic attempt at “refuting” one of our articles which shows the Bible perversion in encouraging homosexuality. Previously, we have shown in another exposition how the so-called “apostle” from Tarsus had displayed some homosexual tendencies. In the later part of this article, we will provide some examples of how the Christians have practiced this particular teaching from the Bible in their day-to-day lives.
But we will come to that later. Our purpose here now is to refute the missionary’s “reading into the text” and his vicious and belligerent attempt to “turn the tables” on Islam by claiming that the Qur’an and the Sunnah encourages homosexual behaviour. In the words of the missionary:
“…we will be using Iqbal’s own arguments against his god and his prophet, just as we did it the last time, when they attacked the Apostle Paul.”2
The missionary continues this humourous exposition by stating the following:
“In his haste to slander God’s true prophets Iqbal apparently forgot that Arabic is a cognate language of Hebrew and has similar words such as rahman and rahim. Both of these terms come from the same root from which we get the Arabic word for womb, rahm.”
When speaking of cognates, the missionary is duly reminded that he seems to have forgotten his very rule when he brashly claimed in another article of his that ahad(un) means “one of…” and not simply “one”, as it is understood by its dictionary definition. Indeed, when speaking about cognates, the Hebrew echad corresponds closely with ahad. This issue will be dealt with in another paper which will be forthcoming soon, insha’allah. The point here is that we find it amusing that the missionary is talking about cognates when it comes to the very disturbing fact about the Hebrew raHamim and the homosexual tendencies of Daniel according to the Biblical account.
In any case, the missionary himself is committing an “etymological fallacy”, as he so loves to claim. The Hebrew cognate for the Arabic rahman is rachuwm, as was shown in another paper. Hence the missionary claim that the word “…come from the same root from which we get the Arabic word for womb, rahm” only exists in the missionary’s mind in his usual rewriting of Semitic etymology, as it is tradition in the history of their lying polemics.
Yet the missionary concludes by stating:
“Applying Iqbal’s logic we must conclude that Allah and his messenger showed their mercy by having sexual relations with both male and female believers. Allah used Muhammad to show men his love by having his messenger engage in homosexual acts with them.”
As amusing as the imagination of the missionary is, we must kindly remind him that the penalty for homosexuality is very harsh in Islam, and before we allow his imagination to run away with him, let us now kindly quote for him a hadith from the Prophet (P) who says the following about the punishment for homosexuals:
“Whoever gratifies his sexual urge with another (individual} of his own sex, the Almighty will not so much as look at him.”
Now that we have seen the above hadith, we should kindly ask the missionary from where did he get his fatwa, and how will he reconcile this with the general Islamic opinion on homosexuality? We are hence strongly reminded of the following from Jalal Abualrub: When the Evangelist Becomes A Shaykh…
The rest of the missionary diatribe bears no relevance on the discussion and is just yet another attempt by him to obfuscate the issue by bombarding the reader with paragraphs of text. This is a tactic which is not lost unto us.3Also please see this book review on Judith Miller’s work.
Now that we have dealt with the matter succinctly, it is time to see how Christians put their “word of God”, specifically the engagement of homosexuality, into practice.
Several Examples of Homosexual Tendencies By Christians
The timeline of legalising same-sex marriages in western nations is evidence which clearly displays the homosexual behaviour and tendencies inherent in Christians. Indeed, from the reports that has been gathered above, same-sex marriages are only allowed in predominant Christian nations. Not one of the nations allowing same-sex marriages (i.e. homosexuality) has a predominant Muslim community. We challenge the missionary to answer this question: if what the missionary has been preaching all this while is true and that the Prophet Muhammad(P) indeed allows for homosexual behaviour, then why have not a single predominantly-Muslim nation have passed the law for legalising homosexual marriages in their respective countries? If it is Qur’anic to allow for same-sex marriages, then why are Muslims not practicing this so-called “Qur’anic” injunction, as per the claim of the missionary?
Further, we also challenge the missionary to inform us why same-sex marriages are being allowed in his country, i.e. the United States, as well as other western nations which has a sizable Christian community? For us, it is thus very conclusive that the legalisation of homosexual marriages has an example, and this example can only be obtained from the Bible, i.e. (as per the Biblical account of) Daniel and their Satanic apostle from Tarsus.
And only God knows best!