Traslated by: Manal Samhat
The French Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, declared that France will allow gay couples to get married and adopt children by the following year, according to the Agence France-Presse.
Ayrault addressed the French MPs saying: “In the first half of 2013, the right to marriage and adoption will be open to all couples, without discrimination…”
The French Prime Minister outlined the agenda of the new government saying: “Our society is evolving, lifestyles and mentalities are changing. The government will respond to that.”
It is worth mentioning that some European countries, including Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and Britain have granted gay couples the right to adopt children.
It goes without saying that same-sex marriage contradicts with the innate nature Allah created man with and that characterized the entire history of mankind. Married gay couples cannot produce children, and in most cases, the alternative is adoption. Thus, the states that seek to facilitating and legalizing same-sex marriage under the pretext of the freedom of man and that deem themselves advanced and civilized ought to make use of its progress in what benefits man and preserves his dignity and not in what could destroy his entity and entire existence.
As for homosexuality, His Eminence, the late Religious Authority, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah (ra), says: “Homosexuality is the sexual act represented by lesbianism or sodomy and that is linked sometimes to disinclining to a partner of a different sex and strongly inclining towards a partner of the same sex. This is one of the big sins and forbidden acts, whose punishment, according to our Shariah, could reach the level of killing. Moreover, regardless of its psychological reasons, our purified Shariah law does not allow the Mukallaf to commit it, knowing that this stand is clearly mentioned in the Quran and the noble Sunnah, for Allah says: “And who guard their private parts, except before their mates or those whom their right hands possess, for they surely are not blamable but whoever seeks to go beyond that, these are they that exceed the limits.” (23:05-07). If the aware man looks into the matter, he will realize that Allah rendered the sexual relation a natural process that satiates both the man’s and the woman’s needs, instinctively and emotionally. Moreover, homosexual relations lead to dangerous health issues and diseases… it is interesting that it has been connoted in modern times as sexual “perversion”, which clearly denotes that it does not conform with man’s innate nature.
[… the Jurisprudential Issues, p: 362]
As for adoption that His Eminence (ra) considers as impermissible for it does not entail any sense of legitimate parenthood, he says: “Adoption is impermissible in Islam; however, it is permissible to look after the orphans, attend to their affairs and support them financially, while observing the legal limits. As for adoption in the sense of taking an orphan as one’s own child; a child who inherits from his parents and they inherit from him and who is allowed to see what a stranger is usually not allowed to see and other issues that govern the parents-children relation, it is impermissible, for Allah says: “nor has He made your adopted sons your sons.” (33:04).
[A religious inquiry]