Do Not worship other than Him.
Do Not Cheat, or Lie (be honest, be truthful).
Do Not steal or backbite.
Do Not drink alcohol, nor eat pork.
Do Not have sex out of marriage and marriage is for a man and a woman.
Yet men do these things. People used to protest the sex houses with the strippers (prostitutes, ex.) and its associated crime required a license for these establishments as ‘a form of regulation’ on the operation of these establishment. Are all prohibitions removed now. And speaking of prohibition, alcohol is legal, but do I have to drink alcohol? is it ok for someone to put alcohol into my drink or anything I consume without my approval? No! I do not drink or smoke, That is my choice, my legal right.
GOD forbids us from doing things that interfere with our mental capacity as alcohol and smoking do. Society has legalized marijuana smoking. Do I have to smoke it. Do I have to breath the fumes from the alcohol or ingest the fumes of a marijuana smoker; and in doing so corrupt my worship i.e., mental capacity, contemplation (glorification) of GOD. The devil has won many battles in his thirst for the souls of mankind, using AI (Artificial Intelligence) to mislead people. Because GOD allows mankind to step away from His Way does not mean He approves. It’s your choice: do what you know to be right or do wrong. Fresh clean ‘water’ or fermented alcohol. Heaven or Hell Fire. It’s your choice.
“Have you seen the person who takes as his god his own desires? Then would you be responsible for him?” – Quran 25:43.
GOD also says:
“Do you ever consider the case of him who takes his desire as his god? GOD has, knowing (him as such), caused him to go astray, and sealed his hearing and his heart (and understanding), and put a cover on his sight. Who, then, will guide him after GOD (has withdrawn Guidance)? Will you not then receive admonition?” Quran 45:23. *(see Note below)
* And they [i.e., Adam and Eve] ate of it, and their private parts became apparent to them, Quran 20: 121.
GOD had already warned Adam, so when Adam chose to disobey GOD, the shame and evil
سَوۡءَٲتُهُمَا of this action became apparent to them both. so they attempt to make things look normal. This scene is playing out still, each day.
“Desire as his god” implies that one should become a slave of his lusts and desires. He should do whatever he likes whether GOD has forbidden it, and should not do what he dislikes, whether GOD has made it obligatory. When a man starts obeying somebody like this, it means that his deity is not GOD but the one whom he is obeying without question, no matter whether he calls him his lord (with the tongue) or not and carves out an image of him and worship him or not. For when he has worshiped him directly without question, it is enough to make him a deity and after this practical shirk one cannot be absolved from the guilt of shirk only because he did not call the object of his worship as his deity with the tongue, nor prostrated himself before it.” – Maududi.
Mujahid commented: “(Lot’s people said about Lot and the believers,) They are a people who want to be pure from men’s anuses and women’s anuses!”
We also (sent) Lut: he said to his people: “Do you commit lewdness such as no people in creation (ever) committed before you?
“For you practice your lusts شَهْوَةً on men in preference to women: you are indeed a people transgressing beyond bounds.”
And his people gave no answer but this: they said, “Drive them out of your city: these are indeed men who want to be clean and pure!” – Quran 7:80-82.
“Say: It is Allah Who gives you life, then gives you death; then He will gather you together for the Day of Judgement about which there is no doubt”: but most men do not understand;” – Quran 45:26.
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