Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Notes: The Divine Covenant - Shaikh Faisal

Tafseer Surah Baqarah: (The Divine Covenant)
By Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
(morning dars 4.26.11)

Surah Baqarah
26. Verily, Allah is not ashamed to set forth a parable even of a mosquito or so much more when it is bigger (or less when it is smaller) than it. And as for those who believe, they know that it is the Truth from their Lord, but as for those who disbelieve, they say: "What did Allah intend by this parable?" By it He misleads many, and many He guides thereby. And He misleads thereby only those who are Al-Fasiqun (the rebellious, disobedient to Allah)

--Allah uses the parable of mosquito (a despicable creature)
--The kufaar wondered why Allha would use the mosquito, why not something more impressive
--Athough the mosquito is a lowly/despicable creature, yet there are more people dying from mosquitoes than lions, tigers, snakes, etc
-- Mosquitoes carry Malaria virus and get you in your own house,
--The believers don’t have any issues with whatever Allah chooses to use as parable to teach us
--but the kufaar are full of doubts and questions
--Allah guides many and misguides many, and no one is misguided except the fasiqoom (evil-livers)

Surah Baqarah
27. Those who break Allah's Covenant after ratifying it, and sever what Allah has ordered to be joined (as regards Allah's Religion of Islamic Monotheism, and to practise its legal laws on the earth and also as regards keeping good relations with kith and kin ), and do mischief on earth, it is they who are the losers.

And (remember) when your Lord brought forth from the Children of Adam, from their loins, their seed (or from Adam's loin his offspring) and made them testify as to themselves (saying): "Am I not your Lord?" They said: "Yes! We testify," lest you should say on the Day of Resurrection: "Verily, we have been unaware of this." (7:172)
--Characteristics of the kuffar: they broke the covenant with Allah after ratifying it
--Allah took us from the loins of Adam and asked us if He is not our one and only lord
--He did this so we don’t have any excuse on the Day of Judgment
--we can't use ignorance on the DOJ
--It is known of Islam by necessity that when you worship a false deity, you broke the covenant w/ Allah
--if you don't practice tawheed in the dunya, then you broke the covenant (you are a  kaafir)
--Christians broke the covenant by worshipping Jesus. they elevated Jesus to the level of God at the Council of Nicea
--Christians relented to the pagans of Rome and the unitarian Christians were hunted down and killed
--Buddhists/Hindus broke the Covenant
--Atheists/Agnostics broke their covenant [Atheist - sure there is no god; Agnostic - not sure if god exists]
--Muslims are the only people who did not break the covenant, you hung on to tawheed
And verily, We have sent among every Ummah (community, nation) a Messenger (proclaiming): "Worship Allah (Alone), and avoid (or keep away from) Taghut (all false deities, etc. i.e. do not worship Taghut besides Allah)." Then of them were some whom Allah guided and of them were some upon whom the straying was justified. So travel through the land and see what was the end of those who denied (the truth). (16:36)

--those who follow the taghoot broke the covenant
--and dont shift blame to your parents when you see the blazing fire  
--eg. people of Nuh will say NO ONE CAME TO US (they forget the 950 years of messages coming to them. smear, sneer, and jeer - they teased him because of his faith.  They defecated in the arch to further insult Nuh(as).  They were afflicted with leprosy and one realized that their own defecation was their cure so they ened up cleaning up their own mess. Astaghfirullah
--when Allah sends down disease, He also sends down a cure for every diseases
--Rasul(saw) said: Black seed oil is cure for everything but death = CURE OF AIDS
The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Allah has sent down both the disease and the cure, and He has appointed a cure for every disease, so treat yourselves medically, but use nothing unlawful. [Sunan Abu Dawood, 28. 3865]

--Rasul(saw) saw a man coming toward him wearing a cross on his neck
--Rasul(saw) explained to him he was worshipping a false deity, his priest/rabbi) because they make haraam, halal and make halal, haraam
They (Jews and Christians) took their rabbis and their monks to be their lords besides Allah (by obeying them in things which they made lawful or unlawful according to their own desires without being ordered by Allah), and (they also took as their Lord) Messiah, son of Maryam (Mary), while they (Jews and Christians) were commanded [in the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)) to worship none but One Ilah (God - Allah) La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He) . Praise and glory be to Him, (far above is He) from having the partners they associate (with Him)." (9:31)
--a heretic innovates in religion and if you follow him, you are worshiping him!
--this is called shirk of obedience
--your Sharia is your ibadah
--if you follow Shariah of Allah, you worship Allah
--if you follow the Shariah of shaitan, you worship Iblis
--if you follow man made isms/schisms - such as democracy, you're committing shirk, as well.
--Shirk of tahakum, shirk of following man-made legislation
--today instead of rejecting taghoot; the scholars are in bed w/ them
--it is therefore hypocrisy to criticize Barelvis for worshiping the graves
--while justifing the shirk of legislating by other than what Allah has revealed, why lie and say to dismantle the Sharia is a minor issue?
--Jews were turned into swine for dismantling the Sharia of Allah and Allah was NOT over-reacting
Say (O Muhammad to the people of the Scripture): "Shall I inform you of something worse than that, regarding the recompense from Allah: those (Jews) who incurred the Curse of Allah and His Wrath, those of whom (some) He transformed into monkeys and swines, those who worshipped Taghut (false deities); such are worse in rank (on the Day of Resurrection in the Hell-fire), and far more astray from the Right Path (in the life of this world)." (5:60)
--why not criticize all the shirk/falsehood?  It is hypocrisy to condemn shirk only when it suits you.  You the wicked scholars don’t condemn the shirk of the rulers because that’s where you draw your pay check
--If the falsehood benefits them, they justify it, but if it doesn’t benefit them, he quickly condemns it
Nay, you prefer the life of this world;  Although the Hereafter is better and more lasting. Verily! This is in the former Scriptures, (87:16-18)
**SINCERE BELIEVERS CONDEMN ALL SHADES OF FALSEHOOD
And (remember) when your Lord brought forth from the Children of Adam, from their loins, their seed (or from Adam's loin his offspring) and made them testify as to themselves (saying): "Am I not your Lord?" They said: "Yes! We testify," lest you should say on the Day of Resurrection: "Verily, we have been unaware of this." 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)?" (Tafsir At-Tabari). (7:172-173)
Verily! The worst of (moving) living creatures with Allah are the deaf and the dumb, those who understand not (i.e. the disbelievers). (8:22)

--When Allah gives you aql you are supposed to use it
--if Allah gives you a gift, then he likes it when you use it
--He gave you the ability to have children so you should have children
--Muhammad(saw) prayed at night/didn’t pray, fasted/didn’t fast and he married and had children = these are examples for us
--Same sex marriage is haram, Holy marriage is a between a man and a woman
--So is no gay mosques/imams and never will be.  Muslims are NOT flexible
--Religions are big business like Christianity (but not Islam) - Masjids guide us to straight path
--Christianity is finished, as a religion because they have made haraam things, halal
--Muslims are the torch-bearers of morality (true religion)

GREATEST PAGANS IN THE WORLD: The Pharaoh of Egypt, before him was Nimrod
So set you (O Muhammad ) your face towards the religion of pure Islamic Monotheism Hanifa (worship none but Allah Alone) Allah's Fitrah (i.e. Allah's Islamic Monotheism), with which He has created mankind. No change let there be in Khalq-illah (i.e. the Religion of Allah Islamic Monotheism), that is the straight religion, but most of men know not. (30:30)
And they belied them (those Ayat) wrongfully and arrogantly, though their ownselves were convinced thereof [i.e. those (Ayat) are from Allah, and Musa (Moses) is the Messenger of Allah in truth, but they disliked to obey Musa (Moses) and hated to believe in his Message of Monotheism]. So see what was the end of the Mufsidun (disbelievers, disobedient to Allah, evil-doers, liars.) (27:14)

WHY PEOPLE CHOOSE ATHEISM? THEY WANT TO FOLLOW THEIR OWN CORRUPTED DESIRES
--because to believe in Allah has implications, you have to obey Him, but ppl don’t want to, they want to follow their own corrupted desires
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)

Surah Baqarah
27. Those who break Allah's Covenant after ratifying it, and sever what Allah has ordered to be joined (as regards Allah's Religion of Islamic Monotheism, and to practise its legal laws on the earth and also as regards keeping good relations with kith and kin ), and do mischief on earth, it is they who are the losers.

--they cut off what is not allowed to be cut off, they sever the ties of kinship
--the only reason to cut ties is if they are enemies of Islam or mockock islam
--They spread mischief on the earth (seducing married women, raping women, selling drugs in Islamic state, killing people (contract killer), performs incest w/ members of his family, a pedophile, one who spreads mischief / fitnah between Muslims (so they fight and kill each other), one who spies for the kuffar)
--everyone listed is killed by having their head chopped off except the gossiper
The recompense of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and do mischief in the land is only that they shall be killed or crucified or their hands and their feet be cut off on the opposite sides, or be exiled from the land. That is their disgrace in this world, and a great torment is theirs in the Hereafter. (5:33)
By Allah, I am more submissive to Allah and more afraid of Him than you; yet I fast and break my fast, I do sleep and I also marry women. So he who does not follow my tradition in religion, is not from me (not one of my followers)." [Bukhari Volume 7, Book 62, Number 1]

***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.