Thursday, March 31, 2011

Notes: Why the Qu'ran is a Wise Book- Shaikh Faisal

Why the Qur'an is a Wise Book: (Contd> 1-9)
Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
(evening dars 3.31.11)

Surah Baqarah
1. “Alif-Lam-Mim” [These letters are one of the miracles of the Qu’ran and none but Allah (Alone) knows their meanings]
2. This is the Book (the Qur'an), whereof there is no doubt, a guidance to those who are Al-Muttaqun [the pious and righteous persons who fear Allah much (abstain from all kinds of sins and evil deeds which He has forbidden) and love Allah much (perform all kinds of good deeds which He has ordained)]

Allah (swt) used the word “wise” to describe the Qu’ran
Hakeem = wise
The Qu’ran is not to be doubted ~ don’t doubt the source of the Qu’ran!
Falsehood cannot come to it from before it or behind it (it is) sent down by the All-Wise, Worthy of all praise (Allah) (41:42)
**We’re not permitted to doubt the hikmah / purpose of the Qu’ran
**We’re not allowed to doubt the justice of the Qu’ran
This is because of that (evil) which your hands have sent before you. And certainly, Allah is never unjust to (His) slaves (3:182)
Because they (devils and their friends) made lawful to you to eat that which Allah has made unlawful to eat and you obeyed them by considering it lawful to eat, and by doing so you worshipped them, and to worship others besides Allah is polytheism]. 6:121
**We need to believe all of the Qu’ran came from Allah (swt) w/o input of the Rasool (pbuh) or the Angel Jibreel [48:27]

Battle of Yamaama:
--Umm Amaara fought in this battle (she was on the both sides of the Rasool saws)
She killed the man who killed her son so she took her revenge and the prophet (saws) was happy
--Abu Bakr, after the loss at Tamaama, hesitated until Umar pressed him to put Qu’ran into book form
--When Uthman became the caliph, a man approached him to put the Quran into ONE dialect [Qureshi] tho Allah swt revealed it in 7 different dialects] because these different dialects are what destroyed the Jews and Christians – this was Tuchman’s greatest achievement
--Anyone who claims there was a prophet after Muhammad (saws), make takfeer on him

Two Types of Guidance:
1. Irshaad - when one person guides another person to Islam
2. Tawfeeq – when Allah swt puts in your heart that Islam is the truth

Taqwah = place between yourself and Allah swt a barrier so that you do what is fard and abstain from what is evil
Dhikr = remembrance of Allah (swt)

3 People who are NOT cursed by Allah (swt):
1. Those that do dhikr
2. A scholar
3. A student of that scholar

Road to Taqwah:
1. Prayers
2. Dhikr
3. Keep company of the righteous people
--only time we’re permitted to go to the chat-rooms where they disgrace the Prophet (saws) is to debate them [4:140]
--Do not sit with these people or you become a kaffir like them
--Curiosity killed the cat – you go there because your eeman is weak
Taqiyya = deception used by the Shia = so why congregate with them?

Why the Qu’ran is a Wise Book:
1. Allah (swt) is the author of the Qu’ran and not the author of confusion
2. The Qu’ran agrees with modern-day scientific discoveries
--Saudi Salafi believe in Darwinism and dismantling to the Shariah is minor
--No one can deny the scientific statements in the Qu’ran
He has let loosed the two seas (salt water and sweet) meeting together. (55:19)
Between them is a barrier which none of them can transgress. (15:20)
Then which of the Blessings of your Lord will you both (jinns / men) deny? (15:21)
The front part of the brain is used to construct lies (97:16)
We all have unique fingerprints (75:4)
--Atheists don’t believe in Allah swt because they say they can’t see Him but
--We were all meticulously designed! We have different DNA’s !!
--Debate is the Sunnah of the rightly guided Caliphs – so debate the disbelievers!
--Deviants never stick to one Aqeedah [he’s a cocktail of different aqeedahs]
--Liars are often thieves – every sin has another sin – sins have brothers & sisters
3. Quran resembles itself
--One ayat resembles another ayat 39:23 / 42:11.  It’s not a contradiction
Do they not then consider the Qur'an carefully? Had it been from other than Allah, they would surely have found therein much contradictions. (4:82)
4. Some Surahs were revealed in Makkah and some in Madina
--Revealed according to the society and environment ie
--Surahs given to Saudis focus on Shariah law
>> Makkah - short ayats [to unbelievers]
>> Madina - long ayats [to the ummat]
--Be wise when you give dawah:
--If you’re given a CD to a kaffir, you wouldn’t give one on polygamy but on Tawheed
--you can’t give the same answer to every person
do and say the right thing at the right time in the right place in the right manner
He grants Hikmah to whom He pleases, and he, to whom Hikmah is granted, is indeed granted abundant good. But none remember (will receive admonition) except men of understanding. (2:269)
5. Qu’ran abrogates all previous revelations
--The Shariah of Mousa is not the same Shariah of Muhammad
--We follow the Shariah of Muhammad (saws)
--In early Islam, ghusl was not required w/o ejaculation; then Muhammad (saws) made ghusl compulsory on husband and wife
6. Qu’ran is suitable for the past, present and the future [it’s always applicable]
7. Qu’ran was revealed in the best language [Arabic] revealed
--Arabic is so important 3 of 4 Caliphs believe a woman can divorce her husband if he doesn’t know Arabic
--Arabic is the Sunnah of Allah (swt)
8. Qu’ran has accurate predictions
The Romans will be defeated then come back and win In the nearer land (Syria, Iraq, Jordan, and Palestine), and they, after their defeat, will be victorious. Within three to nine years. The decision of the matter, before and after (these events) is only with Allah, (before the defeat of Romans by the Persians, and after, i.e. the defeat of the Persians by the Romans). And on that Day, the believers (i.e. Muslims) will rejoice (at the victory given by Allah to the Romans against the Persians), (30:1-4)
--You are allowed to cheer for a kaffir against another kaffir because some are closer to you in your faith
--Kaffir are not alike in their hatred of us [Christians are closer to us]
Verily, you will find the strongest among men in enmity to the believers (Muslims) the Jews and those who are Al-Mushrikun (see V.2:105), and you will find the nearest in love to the believers (Muslims) those who say: "We are Christians." That is because amongst them are priests and monks, and they are not proud. (5:82)
9. Qu’ran has no grammatical errors or spelling mistakes
--Look at people’s letters and you’ll know if the person is educated
--Qu’ran is the textbook of the Arabic language
--breaks down nouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, pronouns, etc
--One word cost an election Dan Quayle (V.P. of U.S) couldn’t spell “potatoes”
Gordon Brown (Prime Minister of UK) wrote condolence letter w/ spelling mistakes
Leviticus 11:6 – “the rabbit chews its cud” (this gibberish turns people into atheists)
10. Doesn’t place on you a burden more than you can bear