It’s natural for parents and educationists to feel embarrassed to touch subjects such as homosexuality. But it aches my heart to state that it is as evident as the broad daylight today. And I am not talking about the heedless, liberal, elite societies, or about the Western countries. It’s happening very much around us in our own communities and the thoughts that are seeded along it are extremely fatal.
Anyone who has access to a smart phone is at risk, irrespective of age, gender, class, belief system, etc.
How to tackle it then? Well, lots of Dua and some timely steps may abate by Allah’s (swt) Will what is to come.
- Talk about it age appropriately
As I said earlier, it may be a source of discomfort but it has become absolutely critical that we talk to our girls and boys as young as even 10 years of age. Without being graphic or sharing explicit details, we can ask them what they think about ‘girls marrying girls’ and ‘boys marrying boys’. The probable response will be ‘yuck’ or ‘ewww’. As Alhumdulillah, Allah (swt) has placed a natural aversion for evil it is best to enforce it as early as possible in minds before media’s mind control takes over. It is actually encouraged to tell boys that they will marry nice girls one day and girls will marry nice boys likewise. This will help them get settled with the idea of male and female future relationships.
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