Sunday, April 17, 2011

6 reasons why a person’s heart is sealed- Shaikh Faisal

Tafseer Baqarah: (6 reasons why a person’s heart is sealed)
By Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
(morning dars 4.17.11)
Surah Baqarah
6. Verily, those who disbelieve, it is the same to them whether you (O Muhammad Peace be upon him ) warn them or do not warn them, they will not believe.
7. Allah has set a seal on their hearts and on their hearings, (i.e. they are closed from accepting Allah's Guidance), and on their eyes there is a covering. Theirs will be a great torment.

Reasons that a person’s heart is sealed
1. The person is proud and arrogant
--you need humility for the guidance to penetrate the heart
--deviants (shites, barlevis, mutazilites) same as shaytan and unbelievers, they are proud/arrogant and refuse to submit to the truth dispite the hujjah being established against them
(eg. this was the plight of nimrod/pharoh/abu lahab and abu jahl)
And (remember) when We said to the angels: "Prostrate yourselves before Adam.". And they prostrated except Iblis (Satan), he refused and was proud and was one of the disbelievers (disobedient to Allah). (2:34)

2. Envy
--they do not want to swell the ranks of the muslims or see the growth/progress of islam
yaruddoonakum - the kuffar want to force you to apostate because of their envy)
Many of the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) wish that if they could turn you away as disbelievers after you have believed, out of envy from their ownselves, even, after the truth (that Muhammad Peace be upon him is Allah's Messenger) has become manifest unto them. But forgive and overlook, till Allah brings His Command. Verily, Allah is Able to do all things. (2:109)

3. Hawa
--they are addicted to their evil/corrupted desires
--the kuffar glorify haraam
Have you seen him who takes his own lust (vain desires) as his ilah (god), and Allah knowing (him as such), left him astray, and sealed his hearing and his heart, and put a cover on his sight. Who then will guide him after Allah? Will you not then remember? (45:23)
--Rasul(saw): said the old rejected me but the young accepted me
because the are set in their ways,/addicted to their desires while the young are more flexible old people and more open to the truth, old age is a curse for the kaafir and a blessing for the muslim

4. Blind following of their parents
When it is said to them: "Follow what Allah has sent down." They say: "Nay! We shall follow what we found our fathers following." (Would they do that!) Even though their fathers did not understand anything nor were they guided? (2:170)
animism- blind following of parents and the customs of your people despite it being a false creed
When it is said to them: "Follow what Allah has sent down." They say: "Nay! We shall follow what we found our fathers following." (Would they do that!) Even though their fathers did not understand anything nor were they guided? (2:170)
They will try to blame their parents for their shirk but this will not be accepted because Allah gave u intellect (aql) to think for yourself
(there are many reverts all over the world, they did not follow their parents and die in false religion, they accepted the haqq)
Or lest you should say: "It was only our fathers afortime who took others as partners in worship along with Allah, and we were (merely their) descendants after them; will You then destroy us because of the deeds of men who practised Al-Batil (i.e. polytheism and committing crimes and sins, invoking and worshipping others besides Allah)?" (7:173)
(eg. Abu talib died on the religion of his fathers despite his certainty that Muhammad(saw) was indeed a prophet)
Verily! You (O Muhammad ) guide not whom you like, but Allah guides whom He wills. And He knows best those who are the guided (28:56)

5. Blind loyalty, they are loyal to a fault
--loyalty to ritual/customs, tribe/nation, friends/community. He makes a conscience decision not to accept the truth
--you cannot be loyal to batil (falsehood)
--if you are fanatical about loyalty, be loyal to the haqq!
Help you one another in Al-Birr and At-Taqwa (virtue, righteousness and piety); but do not help one another in sin and transgression. And fear Allah. Verily, Allah is Severe in punishment. (5:2)
"Help ur brother wether he is the opressor or the opressed"
^^this was a statement of jahilliyah/kufr, but following the advent Islam, Prophet repeated the same statement. What he meant by it was don’t be loyal to kufr but to the haqq: "You help the oppressor by stopping him from oppressing people" because the recompense for oppression will be for you to give up your good deeds on DOJ
So when they turned away (from the Path of Allah), Allah turned their hearts away (from the Right Path). And Allah guides not the people who are Fasiqun (rebellious, disobedient to Allah). (61:5)

6. Hypocricuy
--reason for a sealed heart is hypocricymbecause he made a conscious decision not to accept the truth (Isam) after the message ca,me to him
So when they turned away (from the Path of Allah), Allah turned their hearts away (from the Right Path). And Allah guides not the people who are Fasiqun (rebellious, disobedient to Allah).(61:5)
--ppl want to have one foot in Islam and the other in Jahilliyah/kufr
(have the best of both worlds this is nothing but hypocrisy)
And when it is said to them: "Come to what Allah has sent down and to the Messenger (Muhammad )," you (Muhammad ) see the hypocrites turn away from you (Muhammad ) with aversion. (4:61)
(eg. Abdullah ibn Ubayy lost his kingdom/limelight after the arrival ofMuhammad(saw) into Madinah. He started the slander against Aisha(ra) as a way to get back at Rasul(saw)
you are not supposed to pray over the graves of the hypocrites (hudaifah ibn yamaan knew all the hypocrites of Madinah, he was the keeper of secrets for Rasul(saw))
And never (O Muhammad ) pray (funeral prayer) for any of them (hypocrites) who dies, nor stand at his grave. Certainly they disbelieved in Allah and His Messenger, and died while they were Fasiqun (rebellious, - disobedient to Allah and His Messenger ). (9:84)
Verily, the hyprocrites will be in the lowest depths (grade) of the Fire; no helper will you find for them (4:145)
O you who believe! Enter perfectly in Islam (by obeying all the rules and regulations of the Islamic religion) and follow not the footsteps of Shaitan (Satan). Verily! He is to you a plain enemy (2:208)

***These are the 6 reasons why people hearts are sealed; Last time went over the 10 signs telling you when a person’s heart is sealed (because there is no use in giving dawh to such ppl, its like throeing gold/silver to pigs)