Prophet Lut (as) was sent to a people who were at the heights of a crime that is becoming widespread and common today – homesexuality and sodomy. It is important that people realise that homosexuality and sodomy is haraam and not down to genetics. This is a behaviour that is wrong and goes against the nature of creation. Nowadays you will have all sorts of excuses, pretending that there’s nothing wrong with homosexuality, that its a lifestyle choice. More disturbing is that many youth are now experimenting in homosexuality, whilst at school, college and university. Recently, laws in Europe have opened the way for gay marriages, another step towards making wrong seem right.
This is what happens when you don’t have a moral compass to guide your actions and guide how a country is governed. It is not the place of any government, any human being to change the Laws of Allah. You even find today cases where homosexuals claim to be Muslim – however that is a contradiction – you cannot be a Muslim and homosexual at the same time.
The following are some snippets of the Stories of the Prophets as written by the renowned scholar (masha’Allah), Ibn Kathir and translated by Sheikh Muhammad Mustafa Geme’ah (Office of the Grand Imam, Sheikh Al-Azhar). I hope you will find them beneficial, insha’Allah.
THE MOB AT LUT’S HOUSE When darkness fell on the town, Lot escorted his guest to his home. No one was aware of their presence. However, as soon as Lot’s wife saw them, she slipped out of the house quietly so that no one noticed her. Quickly, she ran to her people with the news and it spread to all the inhabitants like wildfire. The people rushed towards Lot quickly and excitedly. Lot was surprised by their discovery of his guests. and he wondered who could have informed them. The matter became clear, however, when he could not find his wife, anywhere, thus adding grief to his sorrow.
When Lot saw the mob approaching his house, he shut the door, but they kept on banging on it. He pleaded with them to leave the visitors alone and fear Allah’s punishment. He urged them to seek sexual fulfillment with their wives, for that is what Allah had made lawful. Lot’s people waited until he had finished his short sermon, and then they roared with laughter. Blinded by passion, they broke down the door. Lot became very angry, but he stood powerless before these violent people. He was unable to prevent the abuse of his guests, but he firmly stood his ground and continued to plead with the mob.