Scholar EnglishDr. Yasir Qadhi

Khutbah: Confronting The Transgender Ideology

Dear Muslims, we live in interesting times, in this land of ours if a teenager a young man or woman, 16, 17, 18 years old, 17 years old, if they wish to get a tattoo a permanent ink on their body, the law will say that’s not allowed you’re too young to get a tattoo, if a 20 year old, now he’s above the age of 18. he wants his wants to purchase beer, the law will say you’re too young you cannot drink beer.

In fact if any Miner wants to purchase nicotine cigarettes, they too will be told this is not allowed, if a young man or woman below the age of 18 goes to the doctor says I want cosmetic surgery, I want to change my body look more handsome more beautiful, the law will say, Society will say, parents will say, rightfully so, you’re too young to make this decision, all of this is valid and good, because that’s the role of society of parents, of law.

But what we are seeing now, is something very strange, in the same land. Where a 17 year old cannot purchase cigarettes, if that same child comes and says oh I think I have been born into the wrong body, I think my gender has been assigned by God incorrectly, I think that I want to shift to another gender, and they go to the doctor not for tattoo ink, not for cosmetic surgery to look more handsome and beautiful, but to self-mutilate themselves to cut off their natural organs, to amputate that which makes them quintessentially male or female, at the same age that they cannot purchase a packet of cigarettes, if they go to the doctor and say I want to block the natural progression of puberty, I want to take abnormal atypical drugs, so that I don’t develop and Blossom into a young lady, or I don’t become a young man, the same society that doesn’t allow a 17 year old to put ink on their hands, is going to welcome and embrace, and in case the parents say oh hold on a sec you’re too young, in case the parents say you’re only 10, 15, 17, how can you make this decision.

What we are seeing now, is that terrifyingly not yet fully, but in more and more cases the law is siding with a child against the parents. Under the guise of what is called transgender rights, we are witnessing yet another assault against the social fabric of humanity, and if you know your Western history this is not the first time these types of assaults have taken place for the last 100 years, we have consistently been seeing one assault after another. Almost a century ago, after World War II a movement arose, a movement arose, that launched an attack on what it means to be quintessentially feminine, a movement arose that attacked the roles of men and women, that mocked true femininity even if they call themselves feminists, and they mocked true masculinity, and they said men and women roles are all the same.

This Movement by and large considered itself to have achieved success, but that wasn’t the end after this movement finished another movement arose, from the 60s onwards a movement came and this movement blatantly encouraged promiscuity outside of marriage, embraced intimacy not in the privacy of the bedroom of the husband and wife, but everywhere nudity sensuousness became the norm, and this movement as well was wildly successful from their own Paradigm.

As we speak today in a land where barely 100 years ago, this very land less than 10 percent of people engaged in premarital intercourse, in this land now over 95% of our men and women are engaging in premarital intercourse let that statistic sink in over 95% of society is engaging in premarital intercourse and it is not even considered to be something that one needs to hide.
So that movement as well changed Society altogether. As if that wasn’t enough yet another movement began this one in our own lifetimes those of us that are above the age of 35 or 40. from the 80s onwards a new movement began, the same sex movement, the lgbtq movement, and we saw a normalization, not only a promiscuity between a man and woman, but between the same genders as well, and that too was from its own Paradigm wildly successful, and the Supreme Courts and others have passed the laws that they have passed.

As if that wasn’t enough, we now have to face yet another Onslaught, but this one in so many ways is even more Sinister, it is frankly unbelievable, because it is negating not just theology, not just scripture, not just history, it is negating basic biology, it is negating a scientific fact that there are no two opinions about, and that is the male and female are two separate genders, all of mankind forget mankind, all of mammals forget mammals, the entire species of animals, the default is yes there are exceptions the amoeba and what not but the default is every single created object is in male and female, this is the default, and nobody could ever have imagined a time, when even this basic fact of biology is being challenged, but here we are having to debate is gender real or is it a social construct, by social construct they mean a figment of the imagination created by peoples and civilizations and societies.

It must be said brothers and sisters no matter how awkward this is if you look at this trajectory where we are now, frankly it was inevitable from the very beginning, because if you’re going to Tinker with gender roles, which is what happened 100 years ago, if you’re going to challenge gender Norms the inevitable end result you will challenge gender itself. you will challenge gender and biological sex itself, and here we are having to teach our children, such a basic fundamental fact, not just of the Quran, not just of history, but of biology, that the male is not like the female that there are two genders that there is something called jakar and there’s something called unsa, and these two are not the same, and brothers and sisters even more terrifying than Simply Having to teach our children is the ever encroaching reality of legislation affecting even our family households.

Already in Canada this is an actual court case already in Canada, a minor somebody below the age of 18 wanted a boy wanted to become a girl, the parent said no, this young boy sued his own parents in court, he was not yet 18 and he said my parents are preventing me he said my parents are preventing me from becoming a she, and so he sued his parents to become a she, and the courts sided with him stripped his parents rights to be parents, took him away from his parents, because that is abuse in their eyes, put him in another home, and allowed him to transition into her, and here in Texas brothers and sisters, not too far from home, there is a case going on right now, terrifying and that’s why I’m giving this khutba because we need to stand up to protect our own children, and also speak to broader Society here in Texas a couple went through a divorce, the father now is separate from the mother, and the mother wants to transition the child seven years old.

The mother wants to force the boy to become a girl and the father is saying no, and the mother is saying this boy is a girl, trapped in the body of a boy. It’s actually a girl in spirit, and the boy identifies as a girl, and the father is saying no this is something she put into the kid’s head once this baby was born, the baby was always a boy, but she dressed him like a girl, she did this, she did that, and now obviously the boy thinks it’s a girl.

Because that’s the way it was treated so the husband is saying this is the fault of the tarbia, and she is saying no this is the gender identity, and as of yet the Court’s still battling but as of yet he has no say in this matter, and the courts are siding with the mother in this regard, and this is a Christian couple this is nothing to do with our faith, but it is to do with our family, and it is basic human rights.

Brothers and sisters wallahi it is a sad reality that here I have to give a Friday khutba about the basic back Facts of Life, that there is male and there is female, and the two are different at every single level, but we have no choice, because this legislation is not only corrupting our children, it is frankly threatening us even in our households, may Allah protect all of us if the same Trend continues, what will we do if one of our own children is brainwashed, what will we do if a seven-year-old in our own family, must just stands up says I’m in a different gender what will we do at that stage, that is why we need to understand from now, what is happening?

And put up a fight within the remnant within the strategies of the law, and make sure that our rights to pass our faith our rights to practice Islam freely, our rights to be normal human beings frankly are not taken away from us, and therefore brothers and sisters today khutba is no matter how difficult it is no matter how awkward it is it is a necessary beginning step for a much larger problem.

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