Consequences Of Free Sex

Question

As sexual promiscuity and its bad effects cross all bounds, the British government has introduced a new program which teaches the youngsters to adopt safe sex and encourages them on using the required tools. Where does this step by the government stand on the scale of morality?


Answer

When a culture has refused to consider free sex a vice they have come to face the necessary consequences. This is the very issue which marks the prominent difference between us, the Muslims, and the western culture. We believe that man needs a family. Man cannot do without the family and relations. He direly needs relations. He starts his life from a feeble stage after birth. After going through different phases of life, he enters old age, another childhood.Therefore, he needs family; he needs relations; he needs a mother and a father; he needs siblings too.

These relations cannot be established unless you limit the sexual relations to that of a husband and wife. If we won't follow this course we will definitely lose any options to have a home. You shall live with X for a couple of years and spend the next few years with Y. You shall engender a few children here to be abandoned, and a few there to be thrown away. You cannot avoid this necessary consequence of free sex.

The westerners failed to appreciate this. Their major philosophers and thinkers erroneously thought that the state would do the job of the relations. The state was growing to be well organized. Therefore, they thought they would establish institutions which would not only bring up the children but also look after the old. But a son loves his parents. Institutions cannot replace this duty. You know old age. The old man cannot be satisfied by anything other than the family.

This was a great blunder from the westerners, which is now giving the worst possible results.Having faced with the bad effects they are resorting to artificial remedies. They have to go back. They must realize that the Sharia'h of God, which awards the relation of spouses a great sanctity and honor, has to become the foundation of the social system. In the establishment of this system there lies man's reformation and prosperity. Otherwise man shall continue on advancing to the point of ethical self destruction.

These are indeed grave crimes these people have committed. They have no rational basis for their view. Intellectually it is a very stupid step, taken blindly. Now they are facing the worst outcomes.Now we see them celebrating a father day now and a mother day then. Do they think that "the mother and the father" shall rise up only because a day has been dedicated to them? No. They shall emerge again by creating ties, establishing the relations, creating a sense of chastity in us; otherwise there is no hope.

(Adopted from a taped discussion by Tariq Mahmood Hashmi)

About the Author

Javed Ahmad Ghamidi


Javed Ahmad Ghamidi was born in 1951 in a village of Sahiwal, a district of the Punjab province. After matriculating from a local school, he came to Lahore in 1967 where he is settled eversince. He did his BA honours (part I) in English Literature and Philosophy from the Government College, Lahore in 1972 and studied Islamic disciplines in the traditional manner from various teachers and scholars throughout his early years. In 1973, he came under the tutelage of Amin Ahsan Islahi (d. 1997) (http://www.amin-ahsan-islahi.com), who was destined to who have a deep impact on him. He was also associated with the famous scholar and revivalist Abu al-A‘la Mawdudi (d. 1979) for several years. He taught Islamic studies at the Civil Services Academy for more than a decade from 1979 to 1991.

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