Why hate what God created? July 15, 2007Posted by Rasheed Eldin in Concepts, Islam, Queer Muslims.
This is one of the common refrains and undertones in the not-quite-dialogue between the Queer Muslims and the wider Muslim community to whom they are too terrified to justify their deviant opinions and actions.
Whether it’s the confused individuals trying to find their way through difficult feelings and questions (for whom we have patience and sympathy) — or those few contemptible people who try to mislead others with emotional rhetoric and pseudo-theological sophistry — the claim that “Allah made me this way” is something that needs a bit of analysis.
One commenter put it clearly here: “Allaah (SWT) has created me the way I am.” And I said to him:
So do you have some special knowledge of Allah? Or do you say of Him what you do not know? I think that what you mean to say is: “I find myself the way I am.” But you should be careful how far you project your interpretation of your feelings onto the Creator…
My point being that building your whole case on a statement of something you cannot possibly know for sure is nothing but misguidance. What you know is that you are how you are. A bit like “I think, therefore I am.” But how can you extrapolate to “God created me this way?” I’ll leave my initial reflections here. Have a look at the related links below, then let’s see how our discussion develops in sha’ Allah.