Sadly, we as Human-Beings now dwell in a Globalized-World of Hyper-Sexualization. Sexuality/Sex is literally everywhere, much like Oxygen-From Trendy-Hashtags (like: “#WordPorn”, “#FoodPorn”, etc.)…to “That’s what she said.” Jokes thus popularized by a Hit-Sitcom called “The Office”…to Reality-TV Shows like “Pawn Stars”: a Pun-Play/Spinoff of the Word “Porn Star”…to Music/Songs like “W.A.P. (W.et A.ss P.ussy)” by Cardi B & Megan The Stallion: I can literally mention Socio-Cultural References All-Day. The Point, however, is that this is clearly a Prophetic-Manifestation of Muhammad (Peace be upon him). He mentioned directly, that there will be Persons from his Ummah/Nation (Muslims & Non-Muslims alike) whom’ll perpetually attempt to justify any/all Manifestations of az-Zinā/THOTery & more specifically he detailed that Homosexuality is what he fears for his Ummah mostly.(al-Bukhārī; Abū-Dāwud; al-Kabā’ir/The Major-Sins, adh-Dhahabī) Unfortunately, there’s so/too many Muslims whom actually think/feel that this Reality is exclusively reserved for Non-Muslim/Muslim-Minority Nation-States.
Well, News-Flash/Reality-Check…I’ve some Gruesome-News for you:
a. KSA/Saudi Arabia is the Only-Place in the World, that I’ve ever traveled to, where I was personally approached by Male&Female-Prostitutes (Broad-Daylight…within al-Makkah…via Hajj-Pilgrimage-Season) back in 1426, A.H./2005, C.E.: I was 24 (Islāmic-Calendar)/23 (Gregorian-Calendar) when this occured.
b. In Egypt: Transformer-Surgeries (Artificial Medical-Transformation from Male2Female/Female2Male) is literally 💯% Secularly-Legal & Religio-Approved by al-Azhar University: one of the most Famous-Centers of Islāmic-Academia within the Muslim-World.
c. Bangladesh is literally the only Muslim-Country which has Prostitution as being Secularly-Legal.
d. Tunisia is the only Muslim-Country which has secularly-legalized Muslim-Women to “marry” Non-Muslim Men.
e. I personally know Muslim Porn-Stars.
f. Porn-Culture, Sexual-Abuse (via Child-Molestation, Rape, Sexual-Predatism, Sexual-Harrassment/Misconduct, etc.) are Things which’re extremely widespread amongst Muslims.
These Aformentioned-Examples are Potentially-Endless. Now, this is dreadfully important, as it’s Purpose is to drag our Heads out of the Sand & see our World: Societies, Environments, Communities, etc. as they truly are. And the Pathetic-Reality is that we’re really Fucked-Up.
Why even discuss this?!!!
I know, for a Fact, as I was even authoring this, that this could probably one of the most Controversial-Things which I’ve ever personally committed to Pen&Paper. However, as a Muslim-1st, Chaplain-2nd, I literally exist both professionally & personally to do/be the following: a. To be an Embassador-Of-Empathy. b. To make the Uncomfortable comfortable. This Article, via the Mercy-Of-Allah, will manifest exactly that: Empathy&Confrontation, as per the Hyper-Sexualized Atmosphere which our Global-Humanity has suffered immensely from. I honestly do expect to receive: Text-Messages, Phonecalls, Direct-Mesages, etc. pontificating/claiming that I’m being “2-Direct, 2-Explicit, taking the Subject 2-Far” & so on.It’s going to be very obvious, to those whom actually know me: I write to unearth Uneasiness. I’m committed to getting under Peoples’-Skin, because I’m doing so via Islāmic-Principle: “Truth is Truth, regardless of whom/where it comes from.”. Furthermore, this is validated, via the Statement of Muhammad (Peace be upon him), “Speak truthfully, regardless of whether it rubs People wrongly.”.(al-Bayhaqī)
Let’s now take a Break from this, and explore the actual Categories of Sex-Crimes, which al-Islām deems Mahrūm/Islāmically-Prohibited, via at-Tanzīl/Revelation.
The Following-Passage is predicated upon al-Kabā’ir/The Major-Sins, adh-Dhahabī:
Any/all Manifestations of az-Zinā/THOTery are, holistically, Islāmically-Punishable via Death-Penalty.
1. The Exceptions to this Islāmic-Precedent are the Following-Sins
b. Female-Female Homo-Sex
c. Any/all Manifestations of az-Zinā committed by Prepubescent-Humans (meaning those whom may commit any Acts-Of-Zinā prior to reaching al-Balāghah/Puberty)
e. Fornication/Pre-Marital Sex (Sexual-Intercourse while never being Previously-Married)
2. The Manifestations of az-Zinā which’re Islāmically-Punishable via Death-Penalty, in Order of Most-Severe to Least-Severe
a. Bestiality (Human-Animal/Animal-Human Sex)
b. Necrophilia (Raping a Dead-Person, a Vegetative/Comatose-Person, etc.)
c. Child-Molestation (Sexual-Contact with any Prepubescent-Human)
d. Rape (Marital-Rape not included)
f. Male-Male Homo-Sex (Male-Male Sexual-Contact or Males allowing Females to impose Homosexual-Acts upon them)
g. Adultery (it doesn’t matter whether one is Currently-Married or Divorced)
3. Clemency regarding Sexual-Crimes
The Hudūd (Islāmic-Punishments/Penalties) as per Sexual-Crimes can only be imposed upon Free-Persons whom’re Pubescent, Sane, etc. The Enslaved, the Insane, Children/Prepubescent-Persons, etc. get Hadd-Passes, by virtue of the Fact that it can easily be probable/plausible that they were forced to commit such Sexual-Crimes, unless proven otherwise. If one is Insane (Mentally-Disturbed/Ill), a Child/Prepubescent-Person, etc. then there’s no Hisāb/Accountability for them via this regard at all anyway. Also, for Obvious-Reasons: those whom’re Victims of Sex-Crimes (Child-Molestation, Rape, Sex-Trafficking/Pimping, etc.) are completely exempt from any Hadd.
Why all this Effort pertaining to this Subject?!!!
I had revised & republished a Previous-Article that I had wrote, concerning a Muslim Religio-Cleric whom had raped&beaten their own Child to Death (quite literally). Revisiting my own Article, previously published, had sparked a deeper Sense of Valid-Anger towards/against Sexual-Perversion. Revisiting that Article, in lieu of the Emergence of the #MeToo-Era, has compelled me to be that much/even more self-invested in these Issues than I’d ever been prior to that Time in my Life. I personally deem it a Farīdhah/Islāmic-Mandate, upon every Muslim, to be directly/fully engaged in creating Positive-Solutions for the Problems via our World which’re directly caused by az-Zinā. But, sadly, not enough Muslims are courageous, willing, enough to step/stand-up & confront these said Issues.(https://garethbryant.wordpress.com/2013/02/04/rapeisacrimenomatterwhodoesit)
And, there’s a Host of Reasons how/why the Resistance against combating Sexual-Perversion exists amongst Muslims
a. We ourselves have /still personally self-indulge in Sexual-Perversion/Sex-Crimes.
b. We ourselves have been/still are being victimized via Sexual-Pervesion/Sex-Crimes.
c. We ourselves have been/still are being shamed for being victimized via Sexual-Perversion/Sex-Crimes.
d. We ourselves are afraid to bring Awareness to Sexual-Perversion/Sex-Crimes, because of: Opposition, Ridicule/Mockery, Threats/Violence, Alienation, etc.
e. We ourselves think/feel that we want to do something, but are ignorant and/or ill-equipped to do so.
f. We ourselves are overwhelmed, that our Efforts (to actually create Solutions to Problems caused/exascerbated by Sexual-Perversion/Sex-Crimes) are neither respected nor supported.
g. We ourselves don’t give a Shit, because it hasn’t/isn’t happening to us, or it has/is happening to us but we don’t care whether someone/anyone either has suffered or is suffering as we have…I tell People all the Time, “Apathy is worse than Ignorance.”.
Where can/does it go from here?!!!
That calls for Ongoing-Conversations amongst ourselves, our Loved-Ones, our Communities/Societies. It equally involves Actual-Work, which is bound to place us in the Crosshairs. And, sadly, most us us are so fearful of facing this. I tell People all the Time, “Courage isn’t the Absence of Fear, it’s the Willingness&Ability to confront Fear.”. That’s precisely what we’re all commanded by Allah to do: face our Fears. If you’ve enough Courage yo join me in this Effort, you know how to reach me and let’s seriously work together to combat this.
1442, A.H./2020, C.E.