Thursday, April 14, 2011

Checkmating the Atheists - Shaikh Faisal

Tafseer Surah Baqarah: (Checkmating the Atheists)
By Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
(morning dars 4.14.11)

Surah Baqarah
1. Alif-Lam-Mim. [These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur'an 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)]
3. Who believe in the Ghaib and perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat), and spend out of what we have provided for them [i.e. give Zakat , spend on themselves, their parents, their children, their wives, etc., and also give charity to the poor and also in Allah's Cause - Jihad, etc.]

Characteristics of the People of Taqwa
We Believe in the ghaib--> paradise/ hellfire, resurrection, what takes place in the grave, Allah ‘tala himself, The Prophet and his Messengers, Human soul

The Prophet is also al-ghaib!
The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “I wish I could see my brothers, (the Companions said) aren’t we your brothers O Prophet of Allah? He replied: No, you are my Companions. My brothers are those who come after me and believe in me without seeing me.”

Some prophets are more al-ghaib than others.  In order to go to paradise, you need to believe in Muhammad (saw)
By Him (Allah) in Whose Hand Muhammad's soul is, there is none from amongst the Jews and the Christians (of these present nations) who hears about me and then dies without believing in the Message with which I have been sent (i.e. tawheed), but he will be from the dwellers of the (Hell) Fire." [Muslim, Vol:1 No:284]

Verily! Those who believe and those who are Jews and Christians, and Sabians, whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day and do righteous good deeds shall have their reward with their Lord, on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve (2:62)
--> People quote this and think that Christians / Jews will go to paradise. 
But this only applies to those who believed with correct tawheed prior to Muhammad(saw)
Verily, those who disbelieve (in the religion of Islam, the Qur'an and Prophet Muhammad from among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) and Al-Mushrikun will abide in the Fire of Hell. They are the worst of creatures (98:6)
Following Muhammad (saw)'s prophethood, those who die without believing in him will go to hellfire.  How can you promise these people Paradise when Allah is promising them hellfire? And Allah is calling them "worst of created beings"
--> The Christians / Jews living in our midst who reject Rasul(saw) will be in hellfire

4 categories of inmates @ Belmarsh Prison (UK)
c cat
B cat
A cat
AA cat

Shaikh Faisal is a very "dangerous" prisoner
Yvonne Ridley and Abu Qatadah--> both "radicals" according to the kuffar
Shaikh Faisal is: "proud and arrogant and a strong aversion/ hatred for infidels"
You cannot destroy a shaikh by calling a shaikh "anti-Semitic"!! Arabs are the real Semites.  Jews are the anti-Semites and anti-everything descent and good

Verily, those who disbelieve (in the religion of Islam, the Qur'an and Prophet Muhammad from among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) and Al-Mushrikun will abide in the Fire of Hell. They are the worst of creatures (98:6)
They are the worst of created things cause they make everything haraam halal and everything halal haraam

We Believe in the ghaib-->
Unlike the atheists who say: "seeing is believing"
--Man evolved from monkeys
--But did you see a metamorphosis taking place?
--> You checkmated yourself and scored an "own goal"

The hardest thing Allah is asking you is to believe in is not him Allah, but the hell-fire
Jehovah's witnesses: believe in unity of God, yet deny hereafter/ hell-fire
(They say hellfire goes against God's nature as a "loving God")
But Allah is Just: You cannot expect Nimrod and Ibrahim to be in the same place, or Abu Jahl and Rasul(saw) to be in the same place!
*God has always to be spelled with a big "G"
small "g"= false god

Atheists say science is their creed--> can you use science to prove that God doesn’t exist?  Einstein believed in God; Newton believed in God
--> They just read what Muslims discovered and became famous
We are 6 billion people and intelligently designed
Yet atheist believe we are a "freak of nature"
6 billion people --> 6 billion fingerprints
You the atheist say we are a "freak of nature"
How is it we are so meticulously/scrupulously designed? We have our own fingerprint?
DNA is also unique to us (can be used to exact justice on the rapist)
How can we be a "freak of nature" Mr. Atheist?
Everything is designed with so much order and perfection and ever body is unique?
We also all have a different iris (at airports, there are machines that can scan your eye and identify who is traveling to their country)

In whatever form He willed, He put you together (82:8)
--> Reason why you should focus on "spiritual beauty" not on "physical beauty"

Rasul (saw) said: men marry women for 4 reasons: wealth, status, beauty, deen.
And choose the one with deen she will help you enter paradise. Don’t go for the one with beauty, she will disgrace you. Or the one with money, she will disobey you.
Narrated Abu Huraira: "The Prophet, peace be upon him, said, `A woman is married for four things, i.e., her wealth, her family status, her beauty, and her religion, so you should marry the religious woman [otherwise] you will be a loser.'" [Bukhari]

Like the deviants, the atheist will also ask you questions to cause you to doubt God's existence
The Most Gracious (Allâh) rose over (Istawâ) the (Mighty) Throne (in a manner that suits His Majesty). (20:5)

Most wars are caused by--> racism, tribalism, nationalism and greed (not Allah ‘tala)
Man worships belly/ private parts
IRA = Irish nationalism
Falklands = fighting for land
Iran/Iran= Persian/Arab, oil (gulf and "shat al-arab waterway")
WWI and WWII =white people killing white people mostly for nationalism and land/resources that did not even belong to them
Hitler was a bastard child; Catholic mother impregnated by a rich Jew in Austria and he carried a grudge

Atheists say: "religion causes wars"
We say: "mans evil desires cause wars"
Worst people to walk to face of the earth were atheists: pharaoh used to kill boy children and leave the girl children
Joseph Stalin: killed over 50 million people in Eastern Europe
And (remember) when We delivered you from Fir’aun’s (Pharaoh) people, who were afflicting you with a horrible torment, killing your sons and sparing your women, and therein was a mighty trial from your Lord. (2:49)

Worst murderers in history were atheists
-->atheists are insecure and power-hungry
Atheists ask: "why did Allah create a brain thinks evil?"
We say: Allah gives us a brain and a conscience

And by Nafs (Adam or a person or a soul), and Him Who perfected him in proportion; (7) Then He showed him what is wrong for him and what is right for him; (8) Indeed he succeeds who purifies his ownself (i.e. obeys and performs all that Allâh ordered, by following the true Faith of Islâmic Monotheism and by doing righteous good deeds). Allah gives us a brain and a conscience (9) And indeed he fails who corrupts his ownself (i.e. disobeys what Allâh has ordered by rejecting the true Faith of Islâmic Monotheism or by following polytheism or by doing every kind of evil wicked deeds) (91:7-10)

you don’t have to be a Muslim: You know to kill an innocent person is wrong, to be a pedophile/rapist is wrong.  These people are separated from the common criminals even in prison
-->the one who denies Allah does so only because he has corrupted his soul by doing bad things

Have We not made for him a pair of eyes?  And a tongue and a pair of lips? And shown him the two ways (good and evil)?  But he has not attempted to pass on the path that is steep (i.e. the path which will lead to goodness and success). And what will make you know the path that is steep? (It is) Freeing a neck (slave) Or giving food in a day of hunger (famine), To an orphan near of kin. Or to a Miskîn (poor) cleaving to dust (out of misery). Then he became one of those who believed, (in the Islamic Monothsim) and recommended one another to perseverance and patience, and (also) recommended one another to pity and compassion. (90:8-17)

To go to hell is easy/ to go to paradise is difficult and steep (this is our test, alhamdulillah)!  Most people want the easy way and the majority of people don’t choose the steep way
Miskeen = eats from the garbage (needy)
Fakir = lives hand to mouth (poor)

After all this: you need to be a believer (not like Mother Teresa) otherwise your good deeds are a miraj, nothing and no good
-->You encourage each other for taqwa/piety and encourage each other to mercy/compassion
-->But if you commit shirk, all your good deeds are nullified!
And indeed it has been revealed to you (O Muhammad SAW), as it was to those (Allâh's Messengers) before you: "If you join others in worship with Allâh, (then) surely (all) your deeds will be in vain, and you will certainly be among the losers (39:65)

As for those who disbelieve, their deeds are like a mirage in a desert. The thirsty one thinks it to be water, until he comes up to it, he finds it to be nothing, but he finds Allâh with him, Who will pay him his due (Hell). And Allâh is Swift in taking account. (24:39)