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The StraightWay Foundation was established in Ramadan
1423/2002 to provide information and advice for Muslims affected by
same-sex attractions (SSAs). While there are various ways of understanding
and dealing with these attractions, we believe that success in this life
and the Hereafter depends on following Allah's guidance, as found in the
Qur'an and the teachings of all God's Prophets.
Islam promotes the beauty of the creation of the male-female pair,
which is the basis for humanity's growth. Homosexual relationships go
against the natural order and harm both the individuals involved and
society at large. They have been forbidden by the Creator, as detailed in
both the Qur'an and the Bible.
Nowadays, however, there is a strong agenda (especially in the West)
to promote same-sex relationships as being equal to inter-sex ones in terms
of health and morality. Television programmes, for example, are becoming
increasingly 'liberal', exposing the public to more explicit images as well
as messages. As Muslims, we decry this degeneration, which only
demonstrates the lack of moral grounding our society has.
Most worryingly, we note that many Muslims - especially the youth -
have become fooled by this media onslaught, resulting in inner turmoil and
confusion. On the one hand, these young Muslims believe that homosexuality
is a perversion, and on the other, they have a crush on someone of the same
sex. The media 'informs' them: "If you fancy someone of the same
sex, then you're gay".
For many, the only way to cool the burning guilt inside is to
abandon their belief in Islam, while others settle for twisting the
religion's teachings to paint their deviant actions as acceptable. There have also been organisations
set up in various countries to promote the strange concept of the "Gay
still small and insignificant, they seem to be becoming more vocal and
The wider Muslim community has so far ignored these deviants and
liars: perhaps the best strategy to begin with. However, increasing numbers
of young people are becoming confused by their messages. It is now
imperative that we face up to these groups and show them definitively what
Islam has to say, as derived from the Qur'an and Sunnah by those qualified
to do so.
The StraightWay Foundation calls on Muslims who feel
same-sex attractions to strive to understand and deal with them as Muslims.
We invite you to follow Allah's guidance above your own desires. Satan wishes to drag us into the
Hellfire with him, but we must reject his call. Instead, we ask Allah to
"Guide us to the Straight Way".