Brief Response to a South African Archbishop’s Rotten, Snarky and Extremely Vile Statement

In The Name of Allah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.

Allah [The Exalted] said:

قُلْ يَٰٓأَهْلَ ٱلْكِتَٰبِ لَا تَغْلُوا۟ فِى دِينِكُمْ غَيْرَ ٱلْحَقِّ وَلَا تَتَّبِعُوٓا۟ أَهْوَآءَ قَوْمٍ قَدْ ضَلُّوا۟ مِن قَبْلُ وَأَضَلُّوا۟ كَثِيرًا وَضَلُّوا۟ عَن سَوَآءِ ٱلسَّبِيلِ

Say (O Muhammad): “O people of the Scripture! Exceed not the limits in your religion (by believing in something) other than the truth, and do not follow the vain desires of people who went astray in times gone by, and who misled many, and strayed (themselves) from the Right Path.” [Surah Al-Maa’idah. Ayah 77]

Allah [The Exalted] said:

ٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ ٱلَّذِىٓ أَنزَلَ عَلَىٰ عَبْدِهِ ٱلْكِتَٰبَ وَلَمْ يَجْعَل لَّهُۥ عِوَجَا
قَيِّمًا لِّيُنذِرَ بَأْسًا شَدِيدًا مِّن لَّدُنْهُ وَيُبَشِّرَ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ ٱلَّذِينَ يَعْمَلُونَ ٱلصَّٰلِحَٰتِ أَنَّ لَهُمْ أَجْرًا حَسَنًا
مَّٰكِثِينَ فِيهِ أَبَدًا
وَيُنذِرَ ٱلَّذِينَ قَالُوا۟ ٱتَّخَذَ ٱللَّهُ وَلَدًا
مَّا لَهُم بِهِۦ مِنْ عِلْمٍ وَلَا لِءَابَآئِهِمْ كَبُرَتْ كَلِمَةً تَخْرُجُ مِنْ أَفْوَٰهِهِمْ إِن يَقُولُونَ إِلَّا كَذِبًا

All the praises and thanks be to Allah, Who has sent down to His slave (Muhammad) the Book (the Quran) and has not placed therein any crookedness. [He has made it] straight, to warn of severe punishment from Him and to give good tidings to the believers who do righteous deeds that they will have a good reward, in which they will remain forever; and to warn those who say, “Allah has begotten a son (or offspring or children).” No knowledge have they of such a thing, nor had their fathers. Mighty is the word that comes out of their mouths [i.e. He begot (took) sons and daughters]. They utter nothing but a lie. [Surah Al-Kahf. Ayaat 1-5]

There is no question that after attributing a son to Allah, all that might be expected from those Christian leaders who openly advocate Kufr and Shirk as well as seek to appease militant secularists is further corruption, deceit, sin, and transgression. Desmond Tutu was one of those misguided leaders, and it is stated that he said, “I will never worship a “homophobic God” and would rather go to hell” or “I would refuse a homophobic heaven”.

Therefore, we must define the term “homophobe” in order to expose the blatant untruth that this obstinate ignoramus was trying to convey. First, “With regard to terms that are neither mentioned in the Qur’an nor the Sunnah nor are they the subject of agreement among the righteous predecessors as to whether they are negated or affirmed, then it is not obligatory for anybody to agree with either position until the term’s intended meaning is clarified. So, if its intended meaning agrees with the (revelation, instructions, prohibitions, etc) communicated by Allah’s Messenger [peace and blessings of Allah be upon him], it is affirmed; but if its intended meaning contradicts the (revelation, commands, prohibitions, etc), it is rejected”. (1)

What is Homophobia? George Weinberg – one of the proponents of corruption who coined this phrase – said, “I coined the word homophobia to mean it was a phobia about homosexuals” or as others say, “Harmful or unfair things a person does base on a fear or dislike of gay people or queer people”. [End of quote]

Indeed, those who believe in Allah and the final Messenger do not fear homosexuals; rather, they fear the fact that homosexuality is a major sin in the Sight of Allah. However, just because believers in Allah and His final Messenger despise sin and persistent sinners does not mean that they are beyond the reach of justice when dealing with sinners such as homosexuals, drunkards, thieves, fornicators, adulterers, liars, pedophiles, slanderers, usurers, and callers to misguidance. Shaikh Abdul Waahid- Abu Khadeejah [may Allaah preserve him] stated in an article of his regarding the consequences of homosexuality, “This is the view of all of the famous scholars and jurists of Islam in line with the punishment dealt to the people of Lūt (in the Qur’an) and the hadīth of the Prophet. A Muslim, regardless of which country he lives in, is not allowed to physically harm those he regards to be sinners, nor incite others to do so. Vigilantism goes against Islamic teachings because it creates an anarchic, unjust, and disorderly society”. (2)

Indeed, those who concocted the term “Homophobia” cannot distort reality by attempting to defend homosexuality and depict believers as weirdos for rejecting what the Lord of the heavens and the earth and all His Messengers have forbidden; rather attempting to twist reality would unveil another affair about the liars. Imam Ibn Al-Qayyim [may Allah have mercy upon him] said, “Changing the images and names of forbidden things while their true aims and realities remain is an increase in the corruption for which they were forbidden, in addition to attempting to deceive Allah and His Messenger; and (it is tantamount to) attributing plotting, deception, fraud, and hypocrisy to Allah’s Shari’ah and the religion He has ordained”. (3)

Allah [The Exalted] stated about the obstinate disbelievers in the time of noble Prophet Lut [peace be upon him]:

وَمَا ڪَانَ جَوَابَ قَوۡمِهِۦۤ إِلَّآ أَن قَالُوٓاْ أَخۡرِجُوهُم مِّن قَرۡيَتِڪُمۡ‌ۖ إِنَّهُمۡ أُنَاسٌ۬ يَتَطَهَّرُونَ

And the answer of his people was only that they said: “Drive them [i.e. the believers] out of your town, these are indeed men who want to be pure (from sins)!” [Surah Al-A’raaf. Ayah 82]

[أَخۡرِجُوهُم مِّن قَرۡيَتِڪُمۡ‌ۖ إِنَّهُمۡ أُنَاسٌ۬ يَتَطَهَّرُونَ – Drive them out of your town, these are indeed men who want to be pure (from sins)!] – Meaning, (expel) Lut and those who practise his faith because they refrain from having sexual relations with men. “(Expel them) because they want to be pure by abstaining from sexual intercourse with men and anal sex with women,” Mujaahid [may Allah have compassion on him] stated. Qataadah [may Allah have mercy upon him] said, “They blamed them for that which is not blameworthy”. (4)

Nothing can change our Creator’s declaration that something is unlawful, even if all the sinful ones among humankind and Jinn seek to beautify it. No psychiatrist or psychologist can change the fact that homosexuality is contrary to the innate, upright natural disposition. Read the articles:

Islam and Homosexuality: What happened in Sodom and Gomorrah? The Prophet Lot (Lūt) and his Daughters: In the Bible and the Qur’an.
The awful secret about the consequences of homosexual (gay) sex – Australian Federation for the Family:

The only harmful option available for the callers to corruption is to beautify corruption to one another, as Allah [The Exalted] said:

وَكَذَٲلِكَ جَعَلۡنَا لِكُلِّ نَبِىٍّ عَدُوًّ۬ا شَيَـٰطِينَ ٱلۡإِنسِ وَٱلۡجِنِّ يُوحِى بَعۡضُهُمۡ إِلَىٰ بَعۡضٍ۬ زُخۡرُفَ ٱلۡقَوۡلِ غُرُورً۬ا‌ۚ وَلَوۡ شَآءَ رَبُّكَ مَا فَعَلُوهُ‌ۖ فَذَرۡهُمۡ وَمَا يَفۡتَرُونَ

And so We have appointed for every Prophet enemies- Shayaateen (devils) among mankind and jinns, inspiring one another with adorned speech as a delusion (or by way of deception). If your Lord had so willed, they would not have done it, so leave them alone with their fabrications. [Surah Al-An’aam. Ayah 112]

Finally, Desmond’s statement about refusing to worship a homophobic god is typical of his type because, in the first place, his religious beliefs have always been predicated on disbelief and insulting the Creator. Allah [The Exalted] stated:

لَقَدْ كَفَرَ ٱلَّذِينَ قَالُوٓا۟ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ هُوَ ٱلْمَسِيحُ ٱبْنُ مَرْيَمَ وَقَالَ ٱلْمَسِيحُ يَٰبَنِىٓ إِسْرَٰٓءِيلَ ٱعْبُدُوا۟ ٱللَّهَ رَبِّى وَرَبَّكُمْ إِنَّهُۥ مَن يُشْرِكْ بِٱللَّهِ فَقَدْ حَرَّمَ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ ٱلْجَنَّةَ وَمَأْوَىٰهُ ٱلنَّارُ وَمَا لِلظَّٰلِمِينَ مِنْ أَنصَارٍ
لَّقَدْ كَفَرَ ٱلَّذِينَ قَالُوٓا۟ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ ثَالِثُ ثَلَٰثَةٍ وَمَا مِنْ إِلَٰهٍ إِلَّآ إِلَٰهٌ وَٰحِدٌ وَإِن لَّمْ يَنتَهُوا۟ عَمَّا يَقُولُونَ لَيَمَسَّنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا۟ مِنْهُمْ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ
أَفَلَا يَتُوبُونَ إِلَى ٱللَّهِ وَيَسْتَغْفِرُونَهُۥ وَٱللَّهُ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ

They have certainly disbelieved those who say, “Allah is the Messiah, the son of Mary” while the Messiah has said, “O Children of Israel, worship Allah, my Lord, and your Lord.” Indeed, he who associates others with Allah – Allah has forbidden him Paradise, and his refuge is the Fire. And there are not for the wrongdoers any helpers. Surely, disbelievers are those who said: “Allah is the third of the three (in a Trinity).” But there is no ilah (god) (none who has the right to be worshipped) but One Ilah (God -Allah). And if they cease not from what they say, verily, a painful torment will befall the disbelievers among them. So will they not repent to Allah and seek His forgiveness? And Allah is Forgiving and Merciful. [Surah Al-Maa’idah. Ayah 72-74]

Abu Hurairah [may Allah be pleased with him] reported that the Prophet [peace and blessings of Allah be upon him] said, “The son of Adam tells a lie against Me, though he hasn’t the right to do so. He abuses me though he hasn’t the right to do so. As for his telling a lie against Me, it is his saying that I will not recreate him as I created him for the first time. In fact, the first creation was not easier for Me than the new creation. As for his abusing Me, it is his saying that Allah has begotten children, while I am the One, the Self-Sufficient Master Whom all creatures need, I beget not, nor was I begotten, and there is none like unto Me.” [Saheeh Al-Bukhari 4974]

We ask Allah to protect us and our families from the callers to misguidance Aameen.

[Ref 1: Excerpt from Al-Haqeeqatus Shar’iyyah Fee Tafseeril Qur’aan Al-A’dheem Was-Sunnatin Nabawiyyah. Pg 17]
[Ref 2:
[Ref 3: Ighaatha Al-Lahfaan 1/505]
[Ref 4: Tafseer Al-Baghawee]

Emergency Appeal 2023

Follow Us




Follow Us


Back to Top

More Articles



Manhaj (Methodology)

Fiqh (Rulings & Jurisprudence)

Women & Family

Innovations in Islam

Share The Knowledge