Sexually Transmitted Diseases
The Messenger of Allaah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said,
No sexual depravity appears among a people to the point of publicity, except that they are plagued by disease the likes of which their predecessors did not witness
(Ibn Maajah: 4019)
Modern microbiologists have discovered, through the past two centuries, that there are a number of bacteria, fungi and viruses that do not spread except by way of sexual intercourse—including relations between heterosexual and homosexual partners.
If these acts become widespread, the whole society is under the threat of an epidemic such as has never been seen before. That is because the germs will transform until they are incurable by treatment and the body is unable to resist them due to the lack of any defense against them. Likewise, there is an open possibility of the disease mutating further into the future.
These illnesses have come to be known as sexually transmitted diseases; or STDs for short.
By way of cause and effect, prophetic guidance has educated us regarding general social practices that could afflict any society.
The cause here is forbidden relations—like fornication and adultery—and homosexual relations that are not criminalized, but rather accepted and popularized.
The effect is the result of sexual promiscuity: the spread of sexually transmitted diseases in an epidemic and destructive way as they will change form in generations to come.
These STDs cause great harm and pain to those afflicted. The world has witnessed sweeping waves spreading syphilis which destroyed the lives of millions. Another STD, gonorrhea, tops the list of infectious diseases, being the most globally widespread of STDs. The latest, most terrifying, and deadliest disease is known as AIDS. Its virus destroys the immune system in humans, wrecking organ after organ in a chain of havoc unknown to man before this time.
This is a clear realization of what the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhu wa sallam, warned us about. Such is further evidence to the truthfulness of Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, being the Messenger of Allaah.