Monday, April 4, 2011

Notes: The Importance of Salat - Shaikh Faisal

Surah Baqarah: (The Importance of the Salat)
by Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
(4.04.11 morning dars)

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.].

People of Taqwa believe in al ghaib (the unseen)

What is real eeman?
Real eeman is to believe in the unseen [al ghaib]

When a shaikh said he saw Allah (swt), he meant that all of creation itself testifies to the majesty of Allah 'tala and the existence of a supreme creator
There is no such thing as a real atheist:
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)
It is the natural instinct to ackbnowledge Allah (in times of fear, everyone calls on Allah):
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)

Other al ghaib--> Human Soul and Angels
Muhammad (saws) is al-ghaib, but Jesus/ Moses is more 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.”
Sometimes al ghaib is relative (what is al Ghaib for one person may not be al ghaib for another person)

The most difficult al ghaib Allah is asking us to believe in is the Hellfire
And the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “By the One in Whose hand is the soul of Muhammad, no one of this nation, Jew or Christian, hears of me then dies without having believed in that with which I was sent, but he will be one of the people of Hell.” [Muslim no.153]
--Jehovah’s Witnesses believe in unity of Allah but don’t believe in hellfire/hereafter.  
--Sufis believe Allah is everywhere and we can become Allah and that hellfire will go out and kaafirs will enjoy themselves in hellfire the way we enjoy ourselves in jannah We verily created man and We know what his soul whispereth to him, and We are nearer to him than his jugular vein. (50:16)

People of taqwa establish salat

The scholars differ if a man abandons the salat, if he is a kaafir:
--Abu Hanifa said not to kill him, just lash him
--Imam Malik/Imam Shafi said to chop off their head and bury them in the graveyard of the Muslim
--Imam Hanbal said to chop off their head and bury them with the Christians not with theMuslims

neo-Hanbali = New Hanbali (ibn Taymiyyah hijacked the madhab and clarified many issues (Hanbalis today follow ibn Hanbal and ibn Taymiyyah)
--if you say I divorce you 3x in one sitting, it's counted as 1 divorce (Imam Hanbal went to jail for taking this position)
--Saudis follow ibn Taymiyyah to the "letter" except when he said "whoever dismantles the Shariah becomes a kaafir and that person should be fought until he returns to Shariah": 
Sheikh ul Islam Ibn Taymiyyah: And it is known by necessity from the Deen [Religion] of the Muslims, and the agreement of all the Muslims, that whoever permits the following of a Deen other than Islam or following a Shariah [laws of the religion of Islam] other than the Shariah of Muhammad (saw), then he is a kaffir
--Ibn Taymiyyah said you are a kaafir if you abandon salat (you need to miss all salat (5x) in totality:
But if they repent and establish worship and pay the poor-due, then are they your brethren in religion. We detail Our revelations for a people who have knowledge 9:11
--The Rasul had some POWs and they started to take their Shahadah, the Sahabahs asked what if they are taking their shada to hide behind islam to gain their freedom? Then 9:11 was revealed: If they renounce shirk and establish salat/zakat they become your brothers in deen
--It was the consensus of the sahabah: we never considered the abandonment of anything as kufr except salat

--Muslims don’t want to pray so cling to Shafi/Maliki /Hanafi madhabs to escape the salat:
What has caused you to enter Hell?" They will say: "We were not of those who used to offer their Salat (prayers) "Nor we used to feed Al-Miskin (the poor); "And we used to talk falsehood (all that which Allah hated) with vain talkers . "And we used to belie the Day of Recompense "Until there came to us (the death) that is certain." So no intercession of intercessors will be of any use to them. (74:42:48)
yaqeen = death / that which is certain

--Intercession is only for those who pray.
-If you die on battlefield as shaheed, you can intercede for 70 members of your family (only those who pray)
-If you're a revert, you can't intercede for your kaafir family members
A Christian and a Jew are pagan because they worship 3 Gods (god, the son and the holy spirit)!
They have taken as lords beside Allah their rabbis and their monks and the Messiah son of Mary, when they were bidden to worship only One God. There is no god save Him. Be He glorified from all that they ascribe as partner (unto Him)! (9:31)
--They are kaafirs because they make haram, halal and halal, haram
--Polygamy is halal but they make it haram.  They will lock you up for having 2 wives. but permit you girlfriend/zina which is haram.  They also make halal Beastiality/Homosexuality/Alcohol/Pig/Gambling which is all haram)
Lo! those who disbelieve, among the People of the Scripture and the idolaters, will abide in fire of hell. They are the worst of created beings. (98:6)

People of taqwa give in zakat
Zakat is  a pillar of Islam but some find it as a burden because they don't want to part w/ their money

Kufaar cannot handle 98:6.  Shaikh was told not to teach this in prison and “Muslims” accused him of not using hikmah because they dont want to accept Qur'an w/ Hadith
In Belmarsh prison, there are different classifications in prison of the inmates:
b cat = you're not dangerous
c cat = you are cooperative
d cat = you're almost going home
aa cat = you're too influential/ very, very dangerous/ can start a prison riot
Because Shaikh was unrepentant about his CDs (No Peace with the Jews or Them verses Us, and others) - they considered him a threat to the system