Children and The Koran

Allah Really Hates Homosexuals

God really hates homosexuals and this loathing is reflected in two 2016 surveys of adult Muslims attitude towards homosexuals. In Britain, more than 52% would not tolerate them; in Canada, that number has risen to 43% . Could exposing children to Allah’s thinking on sexual relations between men have something to do with it, and should we be worried?

29:44 Allah created the heavens and the earth in truth. Surely there is in that a sign for those who believe.

29:45 Recite what has been revealed to you of the Book and perform the prayer. Prayer surely forbids the foul act and abomination. Allah’s remembrance is greater and Allah knows what you do.

In a previous chapter, I alluded to the difficulties mothers face in looking to provide their six- and seven-year-olds with a coherent understanding of sex between men and women, including where babies come from, using the Koran as their guide. Then there is what God refers to as “the foul act.” The “foul” act, as Allah explains early on in Surah 7, is when men approach other men “lustily.” Explaining what God means by “lustily” will be easy for mothers of inquisitive daughters and sons compared to describing sodomy.

Allah will remind the believers what He thinks about homosexual relationships in at least four retellings of the story of Lot, in four different surahs no less. In one retelling, He even includes Abraham. Could His feelings on this matter be any clearer?

Surah 7, The Ramparts

Before the people of Lot, homosexuality was unknown in the ancient world.

7:80 And [remember] Lot when he said to his people: “Do you commit indecencies which no one in the whole world committed before you?”

7:81 “You approach men instead of women lustfully; you are rather a people given to excess.”

7:82 His people’s response was simply to say: “Expel them (Lot and his people) from your city; for they are men who wish to remain chaste.”

7:83 So We delivered him and his household, except for his wife who stayed behind.

Sureah 26, The Poets

26:160 The people of Lot denounced the Messengers as liars.

26:161 When their brother Lot said to them; “Do you not fear God?

26:162 “I am a faithful Messenger to you;

26:163 “So, fear Allah and obey me.

26:164 “I do not ask you any wage for this; my wage is with the Lord of the Worlds.

26:165 “Do you approach the males from all of mankind;

26:166 “And leave the wives that your Lord created for you? No, you are a transgressing people.”

26:167 They said: “If you will not desist, O Lot, you will certainly be one of those expelled.”

26:168 He said: “I am a detester of your deed.

26:169 “Lord, save me and my family from what they do.”

26:170 So, We delivered him and his family, all together.

26:171 Except for an old woman who was one of those who lingered behind.

26:172 Then, we destroyed the others.

26:173 And We loosed on them a rain. Wretched is the rain of those forewarned!

26:174 There is in that a sign, but more of them were not believers.

26:175 Truly, your Lord is the Almighty, the Merciful.

Sureah 27, The Ants

27:53 And We delivered those who believed and were God-fearing.

27:54 And Lot, when he said to his people: “Do you commit the foul act, while you perceive?

27:55 “What then, do you approach men lustfully, instead of women? No, you are an ignorant people.”

27:56 The only response of his people was to say: “Drive the family of Lot out of your city. They are a people who keep themselves clean.”

27:57 We delivered him and his family, except for his wife; We decreed that she should stay behind.

Sureah 29, The Spider

Further confirmation that, before the people of Lot did it, sodomy was unknown in the ancient world.

29:28 And (remember) Lot, when he said to his people: “You are committing the foul act (sodomy) which no one in the whole world ever committed before you.”

29:29 “You approach men and waylay the traveler and commit in your gatherings reprehensible acts.” To which the only reply of his people was: “Bring upon us Allah’s punishment, if you are truthful.”

29:30 He said: “Lord, support me against the workers of corruption.”

29:31 When Our Emissaries (the angels) brought Abraham the good news, they said: “We are going to destroy the inhabitants of this city. Its inhabitants have indeed been wrongdoers.”

29:32 He said: “Lot is in it”; they said: “We know better who is in it. We shall deliver him and his household, except for his wife; for she is one of those who will stay behind.”

The woman left behind fascinates Allah. In The Spider He mentions her not once, but twice. The second time:

29:33 Then, when our Emissaries came to Lot, he was troubled and distressed on their account, and they said: “Do not fear and do not grieve; and we shall deliver you and your household, except for your wife; she is one of those who will stay behind.”

29:34 We are sending down upon the inhabitants of the city a scourge from heaven, because of their sins.

29:35 And We have left as vestige of it a clear sign to a people who understand.