What do you think of Zakir Naik

Why is homosexuality a sin if Allah made me this way?

NOTE. I hope you will not take my answer as offensive or aggressive, I am trying to help and when Joseph - peace be upon him - said no one is safe and I am no exception:

وَمَا أُبَرِّئُ نَفْسِي إِنَّ النَّفْسَ لَأَمَّارَةٌ بِالسُّوءِ إِلَّا مَا رَحِمَ رَبِّي إِنَّ رَبِّي غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ

"I also do not absolve myself (of guilt): the (human) soul is undoubtedly susceptible to evil, unless my Lord gives his mercy. But surely my Lord is often forgiving, merciful." [12:53]

and so you can see how dangerous sexuality can be can , I refer you to Joseph - peace be upon him - who asked Allah to save him, otherwise even he could not remain safe:

قَالَ رَبِّ السِّجْنُ أَحَبُّ إِلَيَّ مِمَّا يَدْعُونَنِي إِلَيْهِ ۖ وَإِلَّا تَصْرِفْ عَنِّي كَيْدَهُنَّ أَصْبُ إِلَيْهِنَّ وَأَكُن الْجَاهِلِينَ

He said, "O sir! I like the prison better than the one you invite me to. If you do not turn their noose from me, I should (in my youthful folly) feel inclined to them and join the ranks of the ignorant. "[12:33]


Anything that is not working properly is a sign of illness. When a part of the body is not working properly, it is a physical illness or handicap. When the brain is not working properly, it is a mental disorder. If there is a tendency to misbehave, it is a disease of the heart. A person can develop any such illness during their own life, or be born with it instead. But none of this changes the fact that a disease is a disease.

The sexual disorders were classified as mental disorders even in western countries until a few decades ago, and some of these disorders are still classified as mental disorders as mentioned in this Wikipedia entry. However, according to that answer, heart disease may be a more appropriate title for such disorders as homosexuality.

Such diseases are not limited to false sexual tendencies. Any tendency to haram or macrouh is a heart disease, as is any aversion to a wajib or mustahab. Someone who would rather be jealous than goodwill is sick like a man who prefers sex with a man over sex with a woman, or like a man who prefers sex with a strange woman, etc. I will not. You may or may not be born with sexual perversity, but it is very likely that people will be born with diseases such as jealousy, cruelty, curmudgeon, bad tempered, arrogant, etc. So why not be born with paraphilia? However, this life is a puzzle for us to first understand our traits, understand the list of all good and bad things, decide on improvement, and move each trait we have into its own place in a model life. Does that mean arrogance can have a proper place in a healthy lifestyle? Yes, it does! The poor are advised to be arrogant against the (arrogant?) Reach. Having a good mood with other mu'min is more than recommended, but not necessarily with all unbelievers! Women are encouraged to be stingy when spending on their husband's money, to be arrogant when communicating with a strange man, to be shy in multiple situations, and the same adjectives would be very daunting to a man in similar situations. You see how is the game that we expect in this life, it is by no means easy. You count some of your illnesses in the heart (false tendencies and temptations) and I can count some of mine. They are not necessarily the same, but most of us participate in a similar puzzle, if not exactly the same. Trials are different, but there are trials for all of us. The tests that Allah proposes for our daily life are not for Allah to give us points, but to better recognize ourselves, our weaknesses and strengths, diagnose our illnesses and cure our illnesses. The first thing a patient should admit about himself is that he is sick. Once a person admits that they are sick, they can decide whether they want to cure it or get it improved. "Let it improve" is what western countries now prescribe, but Islam has always prescribed cures for any disease.

Not all such heart diseases are necessarily caught by the parents who treat us, but some are also genetic, even some can be caused during pregnancy, and likely many such diseases are treated in Shia Ahadeeth to be through the day to be caused. of the month / the day of the week / the hour of the day a couple perform their sexual acts and the sperm will be wrapped in the womb if it is at the beginning of a moon month or whatever. Even many physical and mental illnesses have similar causes and causes. This is not something we can blame our God for. A person who wants to lie but is not allowed, a person who likes to have sex with a beautiful girl but is not allowed, a person who is arrogant but is not allowed to be, and the infinity of many other people who suffer from a disease of the heart and are supposed to heal themselves before they die. We are here to earn taqwa (piety) that we enjoy doing something, but Allah wants us not and we prefer Allah's will to ours. That your illness is, or could be, more difficult to cure than mine is not a good reason to blame God. That God has given you this disease since you were born - if it is true - then surely He has given you the strength to overcome it:

لَا يُكَلِّفُ اللَّهُ نَفْسًا إِلَّا وُسْعَهَا لَهَا مَا كَسَبَتْ وَعَلَيْهَا مَا اكْتَسَبَتْ ...

Allah does not place a greater burden on any soul than it can bear. It gets every good it deserves and it suffers from every evil it deserves. ... [2: 286]

وَأَن لَّيْسَ لِلْإِنسَانِ إِلَّا مَا سَعَىٰ

This man can have nothing but what he strives for [53:39]

So if you rightly manage to overcome your illnesses by taking advantage of the opportunities Allah offers you [* opportunities to commit a sin so that you first see that you have a wrong tendency, then resist the wrong one Wish *], you will have a chance Earn more and more piety through opportunity and purify your heart for Allah. What can help you a lot in between is asking Allah for help because He is the one who is you hears and can and actually will help you, not necessarily the way you like it, but the way He knows better:

قُلْ مَا يَعْبَأُ بِكُمْ َوْ لَوْلَا دُعَاؤُكُمْ ...

Say, "What would my lord care for you if not for your supplication?" ... [25:77]

Last but not least, in a hadith about people suffering from birth defects it is stated that they will find a precious gift in the afterlife to tolerate their shortcomings, and on the day they will unfortunately say that it would be better if we would have more defects and could tolerate this more in dunya.


PS. There is no paradox in the Koran. What seems paradoxical is indeed a ladder that can take you to a higher level of understanding the truth. So do not stop at such points or say that they are correct, although I cannot understand or ask about them from those who are firmly anchored in knowledge. See [3: 7] in the Quran.