In what way does Islamic morality contribute to the human society?
The moral message of Islam which addresses human relations, how human beings relate with each other, is a solid moral message, one which does not change with time. As people gather and put new ideas forward to democratic processes of governance, ideas change. What was considered immoral 50 years ago may be considered moral today and what was considered moral then may be considered immoral today. So, there is no foundation for morality that is man-made.
Islam re-established the solid foundation of morality in human society and that foundation is an unshakeable foundation, one which Muslims will never compromise. Individual Muslims might but Muslims as a nation with the faith of Islam will never be compromised. There is no point of compromising because what is wrong and evil will always be wrong and evil. That is the way it should be. But if Allah has decreed something to be evil, it does not make sense that a time should come when it will be decreed to be good. That is what human beings do because we found out more information.
Cigarettes, at one time, were considered good. It was fashionable to smoke, but in time, it was judged to be evil and no longer fashionable. So, that is human morality and this is what Islam has to offer to the world – a solid foundation for morality. So, the current trend in the West of making homosexuality an acceptable alternative lifestyle is in Islam immoral. We will never accept it or change our views with regards to homosexuality. Allah defined it as evil. In modern times, the view has changed and people have re-interpreted the biblical passages and now, you even have homosexual churches where the priest is homosexual, the congregation is of homosexuals and that is acceptable; no one to challenge or to dare speak this which is in fact unspeakable. It is an evil.
So, Islam provides that solid foundation in order for human civilizations to stay correctly on the path.< Back to Questions