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Dear Moazzam ! The human rights advocacy is been reflected in your posts at this blog. What about the criticism from the International Human Rights Orgonizatios at QURAN in this regard. For further details please read my comments.
Add Your Comments  Question by: NAEEM SHEIKH On 04 March 2011
Comments by: naeem sheikh On 04 March 2011Report Abuse
Brother Moazzam ! Please reply the following criticism "Most international human rights organizations, such as Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, condemn Islamic laws that make homosexual relations between consenting adults a crime. Since 1994 the United Nations Human Rights Committee has also ruled that such laws violated the right to privacy guaranteed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.  
However most Muslim nations [specify] insist that such laws are necessary to preserve Islamic morality and virtue. In May 2008, the sexual rights lobby group Lambda Istanbul (based in Istanbul, Turkey) was banned by court order for violating a constitutional provision on the protection of the family and an article banning bodies with objectives that violate law and morality.  
It is also noted that the Qur'an's condemnation of homosexuality has frequently been ignored in practice, and that Islamic countries were much more tolerant of homosexuality than Christian ones until fairly recently. (By Ibn Warraq, Why I Am Not A Muslim, pages 340-344, Prometheus, New York, 1995 ).  
The Qur'an's condemnation of homosexuality as mentioned in verses 26/165-166 has also been violently ignored in MADARSAS (as reported by ex- minister religious affaire sindh, Pakistan, Dr. liyaqat)  
In both cases the Human Rights are at stack comparatively in Muslim communities.  

Comments by: moazzam On 04 March 2011 Edit Delete
Dear Naeem Seikh : Quran is the only book which provides permanent values in humanities to guide the mankind for the betterment of all human being. Quran never gives list of crimes and there respective punishments rather leave it at society’s will to legislate in any discipline of life.  
Any society in his era can extract the laws to protect the Human Rights in large in each aspect of life and legislate what is most benefited to the mankind. Because the freedom of thoughts, choice and will are the basics of human Rights, therefore Quran only warns the consequences / out comes (ultimate results) against their actions.  
As for as the punishment or the act of Homosexuality described in verse 26/165-166 is concerns, it is in fact is the FALSE STORY borrowed from BIBLE as quoted below.  
“Christian objections to homosexual behavior are often based upon their interpretations of the Bible. Some Christians believe that the book of Leviticus contains prohibitions against male-male sexuality. Some Biblical scholars interpret Genesis 19:5 as indicating that homosexual activity led to the destruction of the ancient cities of Gomorrah.  
I have already interpreted the verses26/165-166 in detail some where at this blog.The medical doctor and psychologists could guide the legislators / people about the harms and complications of HOMOSEXUALITY, to proceed for further action to be taken.  
Christian /Muslims objections to homosexual behavior are often based upon their interpretations of the Bible/ hadith. Some Christians/ Muslim believe that the book of Leviticus/ bukharee contains prohibitions against male-male sexuality.  
Muslims scholars quotes the verses of Quran i e 26/165-166 to object the homosexuality,same as the chritian scholars quote from bible Genesis 19:5. The legislator of any society should cosider the following research while making law in this regard."There is now a large body of research evidence that indicates that being gay, lesbian or bisexual is compatible with normal mental health and social adjustment. Because of this, the major mental health professional organizations do not encourage individuals to try to change their sexual orientation from homosexual to heterosexual. Indeed, such interventions are ethically suspect because they can be harmful to the psychological well-being of those who attempt them; clinical observations and self-reports indicate that many individuals who unsuccessfully attempt to change their sexual orientation experience considerable psychological distress. For these reasons, no major mental health professional organization has sanctioned efforts to change sexual orientation and virtually all of them have adopted policy statements cautioning the profession and the public about treatments that purport to change sexual orientation. The Royal College of Psychiatrists shares the concern of both the American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychological Association that positions espoused by bodies like the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) in the United States are not supported by science and that so-called treatments of homosexuality as recommended by NARTH create a setting in which prejudice and discrimination can flourish.  
SOCE has been controversial due to tensions between the values held by some faith-based organizations, on the one hand, and those held by lesbian, gay and bisexual rights organizations and professional and scientific organizations, on the other. Some individuals and groups have promoted the idea of homosexuality as symptomatic of developmental defects or spiritual and moral failings and have argued that SOCE, including psychotherapy and religious efforts, could alter homosexual feelings and behaviors. Such efforts have serious potential to harm people because they present the view that the sexual orientation of lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth is a mental illness or disorder, and they often frame the inability to change one’s sexual orientation as a personal and moral failure. Many of these individuals and groups appeared to be embedded within the larger context of conservative religious political movements that have supported the stigmatization of homosexuality on political or religious grounds. Co-founder and other former Exodus International issued a public and formal apology for their work as ex-gay leaders and the harm they caused to those they tried to help.  
Other ex-gay groups make no claim to change sexual orientation, but instead encourage celibacy. Organizations such as Exodus International and Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays believe that, regardless of one's sexual orientation, "practicing homosexuality" is always a deliberate choice. They present people who have attained "abstinence from homosexual behaviors" as reflecting the result of deliberate attempts at change.  

Dr.Qamar regards,the divine code of social coduct has been changed into rituals,since long back.The true Quraanic interpretation as yours is not seen in this entire period of dark.What about the chain of rusul promissed by Allah also the 2/129.Thanks Question by: moazzam From PAKISTAN (ISLAMABAD) On 22/04/2010
i would like to be given attention towards a matter which is much important for every blog member,,,,,, being presented in remarks due to insufficeint spece. Question by: Dr. Samreen Mohsin From PAKISTAN (KARACHI) On 07/08/2010
followers of all religions claim their nabbi/prophit being the last one. Muslims have opened the door of Immam Medhi only Why the God has tied his hands when humanity needs divine guidance the most in the wake of revolutionary progress? Question by: On 14/08/2010
followers of all religions claim their nabbi/prophit being the last one. Muslims have opened the door of Immam Medhi only Why the God has tied his hands when humanity needs divine guidance the most in the wake of revolutionary progress? Question by: On 14/08/2010
Aastana team: If SITTA means “count six” then why SAMAWAT WAL ARD IN VERSE 10/3,11/7, and the SAMAWAT WAL ARD WA MA BAINA HUMAA in verse 50/38,25/59, is mentioned, it seems controversy ????????? Question by: naeem sheikh From PAKISTAN (ISLAMABAD) On 20/12/2010
Dear all!The stretched Islamic ideology by Dr. Qamar was hardly being accepted by the rationalist Muslims. How would the Moazzam's concepts of WAHY,ALKITAB,MUHAMMAD, PROPHET HOOD, KHATM-E-NABOWAT,etc be digested as he turned the table up side down. Question by: naeem sheikh From PAKISTAN (ISLAMABAD) On 12/02/2011
Aastana Teem! What would be the reward for 2 persons, If one none Muslim enjoys facilities in his society (welfare state),on the other hand, one Muslim is suffering hard in none Muslim society, consider the JANNAT,JAHANNAM,MUSLIM,AAKHIRAT as yours?? Question by: naeem sheikh From PAKISTAN (ISLAMABAD) On 22/02/2011
Aastana team! "ONLY WHO VIOLATES THE HUMAN RIGHTS IS A NONE MUSLIM" please read my comments and reply. . Question by: naeem sheikh From PAKISTAN (ISLAMABAD) On 27/02/2011
Aastana Team: plz enlighten us about the following .(1) Is the penalty for apostasy in islam is death? (2) answer the criticism at Quran.(read my comments) Question by: naeem sheikh From PAKISTAN (ISLAMABAD) On 03/03/2011
Dear friends; Please explain the concept of ٱلْقِصَاصُ and يَقْتُلَ مُؤْمِنًاا as mentioned in (2:178) and (4:92-93) Question by: Junaid From PAKISTAN (KARACHI) On 17/03/2011
Aastana Members! What about the Quranic term TAUHEED if Muslim's “MAZARAAT" and hindu's “idols” may taken as a symbols of the creator (Allah) with a different names but the same concept (if both of them follows the Quranic message indirectly) Question by: naeem sheikh From PAKISTAN (ISLAMABAD) On 03/04/2011
Dear All, in the Quran we read over and over again that Allah is most merciful. If this is true, how come we see so much cruelty in the nature( for example animal kingdom)??? Question by: Mubashir Syed From INDIA (HYDERABAD) On 09/04/2011
Respected Aastana family, I would like to know the meaning of ٱلْمَدِينَةِ AL-MADINA in 9:120. Question by: Junaid From PAKISTAN (KARACHI) On 21/04/2011
More than 50% Muslim beleive that USAMA BIN LADEN was a real hero and doing absolutely right for the imposition of REAL ISLAM... What aastana team say about it???? Question by: Dr. Samreen Mohsin From PAKISTAN (KARACHI) On 25/05/2011
Dr Asarulislam ! kindly reply the query in relevant to JANNAT PAKISTAN PARTY. For detail read my comments. Question by: moazzam From PAKISTAN (ISLAMABAD) On 08/06/2011
Brother Aurangzaib, Dr Asarulislam: As the political parties nrmally put their multidimentional efforts to cover verious aspects of life, to achive their goal, what a benefits JPP could take from Quranic research forums especially "Aastana. com" Question by: naeem sheikh From PAKISTAN (ISLAMABAD) On 08/06/2011
Brother Moazzam! No doubt, you explained very comprehensively, the strange story "Waqiya Moses vs Abdun min ibadina" written in Surah Alkahf. But "ASRA MIN ALMASJID ALHARAM ILA MASJID ALAQSA" has been related to Mohammad, called "WAQIYA MIRAAJ"????? Question by: naeem sheikh From PAKISTAN (ISLAMABAD) On 28/06/2011
Verily We have made humankind worthy of respect (17:70). vs ***Say (O Prophet!): Are those equal; those who know and those who do not know?" (39:9)**** CONTRADICTION? Question by: Yellow-cow From AFGHANISTAN (KABUL) On 10/07/2011
Mr Dhulqarnain! WHAT IS LAILA TULQADR and its relation with ramadan??? Question by: naeem sheikh From PAKISTAN (ISLAMABAD) On 23/08/2011
Dr. Sb. & all, who have discussed much abt "LIFE AFTER DEATH". i don't need detailed replies, i just want; what have U concluded after very long discussion on said topic ? does life exist after death or not? being a doctor it is very important for me Question by: Dr. Samreen Mohsin From PAKISTAN (KARACHI) On 09/09/2011
Dear Moazzam kindly comment on ayah 2/258. I want to know your opinion about this ayah especially from the point of view see comments Question by: dr shahid From PAKISTAN On 11/09/2011
If UN is being operated under the "declaration of human rights" which resembles with Allah's/Divine message,(vet by Alkitab). Will the UNITED NATION be called Islamic organization,could Muslim Ummah recognize its members as their Muslim brothers? Question by: naeem sheikh From PAKISTAN (ISLAMABAD) On 14/09/2011
As you know,the is a Quranic research forum, any body who like to participate with quranic references/empirical evidences(universal values)he is WELCOME, if stuck to their preconceived then,see any other forum.May Allah bless you. Question by: moazzam From PAKISTAN (ISLAMABAD) On 27/09/2011
All Aastana members, Guru gee moazzam: Please enlighten us about the family planing, is it haram in Islam as per verse 6/151 "kill not your children on a plea of want;- We provide sustenance for you and for them" Thanks Question by: Mujeeb From PAKISTAN (ISLAMABAD) On 05/10/2011
Dear Aastana Members; Please explain the concept "TWICE DEATH AND TWICE LIFE" written in verse 40/11. " They will say, "Our Lord, You made us lifeless twice and gave us life twice, and we have confessed our sins. So is there to an exit any way?" Question by: Mujeeb From PAKISTAN (ISLAMABAD) On 21/10/2011
MR MOAZZAM AND AASTANA MEMBERS : PLEASE EXPLAIN ABOUT the Cursed Tree (mentioned) in the Qur'an IN VERSE 17: 60 Question by: Mujeeb From PAKISTAN (ISLAMABAD) On 26/10/2011
Aastana Members: The reason of division of Muslim Ummah into different sects is the trust and belief in Hadith material as an authority by "RELIGIOUS LEADERSHIP". THE QURANISTS ARE DOING THE SAME BY USING QURAN" where is the wrong? Question by: naeem sheikh From PAKISTAN (ISLAMABAD) On 30/10/2011
Brother Moazzam ,Aastana Members: Plz elaborate,38/23 "Indeed this, my brother, has ninety-nine ewes, and I have one ewe; so he said, 'Entrust her to me,' and he overpowered me in speech." Does it really mean 99 sheep/ewes? Question by: naeem sheikh From PAKISTAN (ISLAMABAD) On 31/10/2011
Brother Moazzam; It seem that, the last three verses 89/26-30( Surah Alfajr) are for life after death, whereas you interpreted them in the scenario of life before death, could you explain please? Question by: naeem sheikh From PAKISTAN (ISLAMABAD) On 09/11/2011
Two members of Aastana blog failed to back up their claims with proofs, however, if anyone from their group, or someone having the same view as them, or use the orthodox translation based on hadith while they reject hadith, then please answer Question by: Nargis From BARBADOS (KIO BATAO?) On 02/12/2011
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