In Islam, marriage is the union between man and woman. It is the first human institution established by God, who created Adam and immediately made from him, his spouse, Eve. From this union children were born, and nations, tribes and civilizations emerged.
After the foundational belief in the oneness of God, social and family ties are given the utmost importance in Islam.
“And your Lord has decreed that you not worship except Him, and to parents, good treatment.” [Quran 17:23]
“And Allah has made for you from yourselves mates and has made for you from your mates sons and grandchildren and has provided for you from the good things. Then in falsehood do they believe and in the favor of Allah they disbelieve? [Quran 16:72]
Like other people of faith in America, we fully understand and respect that our laws are not based on religious scripture. However, it is our responsibility to inform our society of what accords with the will of God and what does not.
The recent decision of the U.S. Supreme Court to legalize same-sex marriage is contrary to the institution of marriage as established by God. Marriage is the union between man and woman. Anything else is a transgression.
We pray to God to guide our society toward what is right.
“Indeed, Allah orders justice and good conduct and giving to relatives and forbids immorality and bad conduct and oppression. He admonishes you that perhaps you will be reminded. [Quran 16:90]
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. It serves as both a reminder of one of the most traumatizing occurrences to unfold on American soil and as a testimony to the resilience of every community living here in America.