Friday, April 29, 2011

Notes: Curiosity killed the Cat - Shaikh Faisal

Tafseer Surah Baqarah: (Curiosity Killed the Cat)
By Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
(morning dars 4.29.11)
Surah Baqarah
35. And We said: "O Adam! Dwell you and your wife in the Paradise and eat both of you freely with pleasure and delight, of things therein as wherever you will, but come not near this tree or you both will be of the Zâlimûn (wrong-doers)."
36. Then the Shaitan (Satan) made them slip therefrom (the Paradise), and got them out from that in which they were. We said: "Get you down, all, with enmity between yourselves. On earth will be a dwelling place for you and an enjoyment for a time."

--Adams test, his fitna, was one tree -
--Allah did not specify the name of the tree, those who give it a name are just speculating
When you tell a child not to do something, that makes the child more curious about that thing,
--So curiosity was getting to Adam, 'Why is it iam allowed to eat from every tree except this tree?'
--The shaitan knew that Adam was curious so his curiosity caused him to fall right into the hands of the Shaitan
--Shaitan said the only reason you’re not allowed to eat from that tree is b/c if you eat from it you'll live forever
--'curiosity killed the cat'
Allah will never absolve: the man who commits zina, the one who says wallahi and lies, the one who drags his thobe -- ALLAH will not look at these people on DOJ
--the scholars of islam say Adam was like a child, naive -- he didnt expect a person to say Wallhi and lie, as Ibliss did
--Ibliss called the tree, 'the tree of eternal life'
--ALLAH did not give the tree this name
Shaitan knew that once you paint the haram with a beautiful name, man will do the haram--> 'the name game'
-"in the time of the Rasul pbuh a man said to the rasul 'In our area we drink this beverage called blahblahblah’ , some weird name that the prophet had never heard of and the man asks the Rasul, can we drink it?
--The Rasul said, does it make you intoxicated? the man said yes -- so its HARAM
no matter what name you give it
--right now there’s a battle for the hearts and minds of the people
--the way the shaitan wins the battle is by playing the name game
--give the haram a good name --- such as “ISLAMIC Democracy”
--once you put islamic infront of it, the muslims are so naive that they will indulge
--“islamic democracy” >> the name game, giving haram a nice name
--Even Adam fell for the name game >> 'the tree of eternal life'
--he swallowed the bait like a lamb to the slaughter b/c the shaitan gave the tree a name which was so beautiful, he gave Adam an offer he couldn’t refuse
--Ibliss is clever, he studied your natural instincts and he knows your fears (phobias)
--If you want to destroy your enemy you need to know how thinks
--Allah told Afam this is you enemy, he did not even give Iblis the honour of referring to him by his name
Then We said: "O Adam! Verily, this is an enemy to you and to your wife. So let him not get you both out of Paradise, so that you will be distressed. (20:117)
--While Adam was on the ground before he had the breath of life blown into him by ALLAH, Ibliss spat and kicked Adam
--ALLAH labeled Ibliss an ENEMY to Adam, not only to Adam but to Adam's WIFE
--so whoever is an enemy to you automatically becomes an enemy to your wife and your children
--The burden to provide food, clothing, and shelter is on the shoulders of Man not woman
--the woman’s job is to provide the man his needs
--therefore the greater responsibility is on the man
Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allâh has made one of them to excel the other, and because they spend (to support them) from their means. (4:34)

--ALLAH gave adam one word – ‘this is your ENEMY (Ibliss) don't listen to him’
--‘If you listen to your enemy, you (adam) will be flung from heaven’
--similarly many of the ahkam were revealed/reported once and it was sufficient
--Only a fool needs things to be repeated
--Adam was curious, and ibliss knew that therefore shaitan played on his psyche.
--in the top universities of the world, they have experts on all the countries of the world to give their opinion/advice (their 'think-tanks')
--the kuffar have experts and shaitan does, too
--Ibliss studied Adam and knew Adam feared death
--"A word to the wise is sufficient" - ALLAH warned Adam

--Adam still disobeyed "curiosity killed the cat"
--you only repeat things when you deal w/a fool
--wise people only need to be told once
--he listened to Ibliss, ate from tree, believed the lie that he would live forever, he still died
--because Ibliss promises are always fake
--but Allah’s promises are real
And Shaitan (Satan) will say when the matter has been decided: "Verily, Allâh promised you a promise of truth. And I too promised you, but I betrayed you. I had no authority over you except that I called you, so you responded to me. So blame me not, but blame yourselves. (14:22)
--Ibliss gives you some truth and some lies
--if you listen to his temptations – this is your own fault
--he had no authority over Adam but Adam took his cunning and didn't use his aql
--Adam died because the tree of eternal life was false / it didn’t exist
--Allah tala never named the tree
--Allah said we are his “Khalifa” generation after generation until the Day of Judgment'
--“Khalifa” means we are going to be successive generations following each other and that means we are going to die
--Allah taught Adam the names of everything so he knew “Khalifa” and no generation is going to live forever
--but Adam still believe Ibliss over Allah and believed the false name he gave the tree
--so he disobeyed Allah and shaitan led him like a lamb to the slaughter
--“The NAME GAME” was used against Adam by Ibliss [see previous lecture SATAN'S WEB]
--shaitan gives gives nice names to haraam things
--bastard child is called a "love child"; a child of zina is a “lust child”
--"the game" - is the name given to prostitution
--the “Ipswich Strangler” killed approx 6 women - their family didn't think it was a game
--“Jack the Ripper”- the victim's family didn't think it was a game, either
--before 1950's – “gay” meant “happy” – today it refers to homosexuals
--shaitan claims words to make haraam seem nice
--gays are not “happy” - gay community has high incidence of murder
--social services don't like gays adopting kids because their relationships don’t last
--gays are not happy, their life style goes against the natural instincts
--this is why the kuffar take drugs to "feel better" - they use escapism
--you live on earth and become enemies of each other because you are just competing with each other for natural resources in this fleeting dunya
--enjoyment here is for a short time
--the infidels are not united - Allah said their hearts are bitterly divided
--Allah said the kuffar do not love each other but they are bitterly divided
--they only unite to fight Islam
--Their hearts only unite to fight the haqq
--they envy each other and are jealous of each other
--Muslims must not be divided
Quloobuhum Shattaa = divided
They fight not against you even together, except in fortified townships, or from behind walls. Their enmity among themselves is very great. You would think they were united, but their hearts are divided, that is because they are a people who understand not. (59:14)

Surah Baqarah
37. Then Adam received from his Lord Words . And his Lord pardoned him (accepted his repentance). Verily, He is the One Who forgives (accepts repentance), the Most Merciful.

--Adam was the first to sin so he had to learn how to make taubah
Our Lord! Condemn us not if we forget, or miss the mark! Our Lord! Lay not on us such a burden as thou didst lay on those before us! Our Lord! Impose not on us that which we have not the strength to bear! Pardon us, absolve us and have mercy on us, Thou, our Protector, and give us victory over the disbelieving folk. (2:286)
--And Allah accepts taubah
“And verily, I am indeed forgiving to him who repents, believes (in My Oneness, and associates none in worship with Me) and does righteous good deeds, and then remains constant in doing them (till his death)” (20:82)

fabricated hadith:
Adam sought forgiveness in the name of Muhammad (saws) so Allah tala accepted his taubah
--this Hadith quoted by Sufis and is FABRICATED
--we can't believe everything shaitan tells us, nothing was created for the sake of Muhammad (saw)

***Shaikh Faisal's notes are transcribed from his LIVE dars by his students. Any inconsistencies in spelling are because several different students are taking down the notes.