Do Canadian Imams view LGB as perverts? The answer depends on which Canadian imams you ask. Political considerations also affect the response. Shaikh and Yale PhD. Yasir Qadhi elaborates.
If Muslim politicians misrepresent the stance of Islam on LGBTQ issues but are creating long term benefit for the political agenda of Islam… Nuance of deriving political benefit with strategic temporary political alliance… I strongly disagree with many of her (Linda Sarsour) statements on LGB. But her presence in that auditorium is a blessing for the Muslim community. It is a great benefit politically having a Muslim mayor, regardless of whether he is good for the city. Complete interview
Canadian Imams use LGBTQ homosexual rights to propel the agenda of Islam and the Muslim community
Canadian Imams, LGBTQ & Homosexuality when mixed in a conversation, usually result in language deemed unacceptable to supporters of progressivism. This language seemingly contradicts the narrative that Islam accepts and tolerates LGBTQ+ or Transgender non-binary persons.
CCI (Canadian Council of Imams) features on its website seven points in its declaration. We will look at number two of the declaration and seek contextualized clarification in an attempt to dispel misinformation about Islamic teachings on homosexuality, LGBTQ and people that identify as non-binary.
2. We believe in peaceful coexistence, dialogue, bridge building, and cooperation among all faiths and people for the common good of humanity. Islam does not permit the killing of innocent people, regardless of their creed, ethnicity, race, or nationality. The sanctity of human life overrides the sanctity of religious laws. Islamic rulings do not – and should not – contradict natural laws.
Teachings of the Imams accredited by CCI seem to contradict the second article of CCI’s declaration,
CCI is a Canadian NGO that has regulatory powers to accredit Imams.
Canadian Council of Imams gathers imams from around the country to serve the Muslim community. The Council also acts as an advisor to government agencies on topics related to Muslims and the Islamic community.
- To develop policies & practices that enhance understanding of Islam among Muslims & non-Muslims.
- To act as an advisor on Islamic matters with various levels of Government.
- Has been representing Islam and Muslims locally and internationally in hundreds of events, programs and conferences.
- Has been providing training on Islam for Chaplaincy students.
We now learn the Canadian Muslim leadership’s position on LGBTQ, Trans & non-binary, two spirit.
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The Islamic Law says that if you’re caught in an act in an Islamic State, you will be executed. If you’ve been seen by four witnesses, etc. Execution. That’s the law.
Homosexuality is a sinful act in Islam… we should not associate with them and should not take them as friends… In Islam, changing one’s sex is not permissible if the person (male or female) has complete male or female sex organs… Given the above, it’s my advice for him to return back to his original sex and go through professional counselling and treatment to lead normal happy life.
Yusuf Badat, President of the Canadian Council of Imams:
People who identify as transgender or transsexual are usually people who are born with typical male or female anatomies but feel as though they have been born into the ‘wrong body’. These individuals can gain mental treatment and guidance through counselling and therapy… It is prohibited to have a sex reassignment surgery in Islam.
Abdullah Hakim Quick, Vice President of the Canadian Council of Imams:
So! He said. What is the position of Islam on homosexuality? They ask me. So newspaper, right? So I said: put my name in the paper. The position is death. And we cannot change Islam.
According to the teachings of Islam, homosexual behavior is an abnormal behavior and must be cured. Homosexuality is completely forbidden in Islam and it is one of the KABA-IR (big) sins according to Islam.
Canadian Imams LGBTQ Homosexuality
Mustafa Khattab, the imam of the St. Catharines mosque and a member of the Canadian Council of Imams.
Homosexuality is against everything. It is against akhlaq [moral values]. It’s against nature or the way we are created… So, homosexuality is not permissible. The reason the people of Lot PBUH were destroyed in Sodom and Gomorrah, because of this sin, so it is not permissible… In my view, as I said, homosexuality is abnormal. This is not the norm… Personally, I don’t like to be associated with them.
Toronto’s Dundas Square: street preacher
If you are gay, you are cursed because it is disgusting, because you are a man and you are having sex with another man, which is the cause of AIDS… Homosexuality is wrong and a sin and if you are a homosexual, you are cursed…
Syed Muhammad Rizvi’s book Marriage and Moral in Islam
In the Islamic legal system, homosexuality is a punishable crime against the laws of God. In the case of homosexuality between two males, the active partner is to be lashed a hundred times if he is unmarried and killed if he is married; whereas the passive partner is to be killed regardless of his marital status.
Minhaj-Al-Muslim by Abu Bakr Al-Jazairy (purchased at the Islamic Circle of North America’s bookstore in Toronto):
The Hadd [fixed punishment] of homosexuality is stoning to death… The methods of killing them (the two who committed the homosexual act) that have been related from the Companions have differed. From among them, there were those who burned them with fire. Others among them killed them by stoning them with stones.
Ibn ‘Abbas said about them. “The highest building in the village should be sought, then they should be thrown from it upside down (i.e. on their heads). Then they should be stoned after that.
Canadian Imams LGBTQ Homosexuality Conclusion:
Islam does not accept or tolerate homosexuality. When the Muslim community has an opportunity, it will advocate for criminalizing homosexuality. Individual Muslims will openly commit murder and accept the consequences as a sacrifice for Allah. The community will venerate them as heroes .
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