Tafseer Surah Baqarah: (Man is ungrateful to his Lord)
By Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
(morning dars 3.22.11)
14. And when they meet those who believe, they say: "We believe," but when they are alone with their Shayatin (devils - polytheists, hypocrites, etc.), they say: "Truly, we are with you; verily, we were but mocking."
--A munafiqh has 2 faces and 2 tongues
--You are allowed to call one human being a devil, but you are not allowed to call an entire race, 'the devils'
--You can call a group of people that are evil - the devils
--Malcolm X went to hajj, he saw Muslims of all races he realized that Elijah Pole was preaching was falsehood
--There is no racism in Islam; you can’t call the whole of white people the devil
--Malcolm X exposed the falsehood of Elijah Pole
--Malcolm X was killed; he died a shaheed
--ALLAH refers the kuffar/munafiqs as devils in [6:112]
And so We have appointed for every Prophet enemies - Shayatin (devils) among mankind and jinns, inspiring one another with adorned speech as a delusion (or by way of deception). If your Lord had so willed, they would not have done it, so leave them alone with their fabrications. (6:112)
--Elijah Pole hated white people --- he doesn’t realize that the white Muslims the Afghanis and the Chechens were some of the fiercest mujahideen
15. Allah mocks at them and gives them increase in their wrong-doings to wander blindly
16. These are they who have purchased error for guidance, so their commerce was profitless. And they were not guided.
--Allah will throw back your mockery on you by placing on you duties which you have no taqwa to do, and by you failing to do these duties of Islam - this exposes you as a fake Muslim
--they bartered guidance(hudda) for error(dalala)
17. Their likeness is as the likeness of one who kindled a fire; then, when it lighted all around him, Allah took away their light and left them in darkness. (So) they could not see.
18. They are deaf, dumb, and blind, so they return not (to the Right Path)
19. Or like a rainstorm from the sky, wherein is darkness, thunder, and lightning.
They thrust their fingers in their ears to keep out the stunning thunderclap for fear of death. But Allah ever encompasses the disbelievers (i.e. Allah will gather them all together).
20. The lightning almost snatches away their sight, whenever it flashes for them, they walk therein, and when darkness covers them, they stand still. And if Allah willed, He could have taken away their hearing and their sight. Certainly, Allah has power over all things.
--Because they go back and forth in Islam
--When they were in Islam, they were in the light - when they left Islam, they were in the darkness
--Whenever a person is a munafiqh, he gets scared of the lightning and thunder
--he fears death and thinks that ALLAH will punish him by these lightning and thunder
--the munafiq is insecure, he is so insecure that be thinks that the lightning and thunder is targeted towards him
--he thinks that every single thunderclap is directed towards him
21. O mankind! Worship your Lord (Allah), Who created you and those who were before you so that you may become Al-Muttaqun (the pious - see V.2:2).
--in order for you to be listed among the Muttaqun you must do ibadah (worship)
--But some people worship their evil 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)
--The word Sharia scares those who worship their evil desires
--If you worship a false deity instead of ALLAH, do not try to use ignorance on Judgment Day
--Ignorance is not an excuse for the shirk of ibadah
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)
-A Catholic is a PAGAN, not a monotheist.
-They worship god the father, god the son, and god the holy spirit
-You have to single out ALLAH for your ibadah.
-Your Sharia is the Sharia of Muhammad PBUH
-If you follow that Sharia, you are doing ibadah --- your Sharia is ibadah
-If you follow the Sharia of Muhammad PBUH, you worship ALLAH
-If you follow the Sharia of man, you worship Iblees
Eat not (O believers) of that (meat) on which Allah's Name has not been pronounced (at the time of the slaughtering of the animal), for sure it is Fisq (a sin and disobedience of Allah). And certainly, the Shayatin (devils) do inspire their friends (from mankind) to dispute with you, and if you obey them [by making Al-Maytatah (a dead animal) legal by eating it], then you would indeed be Mushrikun (polytheists) [because they (devils and their friends) made lawful to you to eat that which Allah has made unlawful to eat and you obeyed them by considering it lawful to eat, and by doing so you worshipped them, and to worship others besides Allah is polytheism]. (6:121)
--Tahhakum - going to the kaafir for judgment, shunning the Sharia court
--By doing tahhakum, you are like the man who bows down to Idols
--Sharia is Ibadah -- when you go to a Sharia court for judgment you worship ALLAH only
--if you go to a manmade Sharia for judgment, you are worshipping Iblees
--since ALLAH is the only Creator, therefore ALLAH is the only One deserved to be worshipped
--The greatest scientist can’t even create a house fly
--Even if they had the most advanced technology that will be ever known to man, they will not be able to create a house-fly
--Get the smartest people to have ever or will ever walk the earth, they will not be able to create the housefly
**Therefore ALLAH is the ONLY Creator, Therefore worship Him alone
--Allah uses tawheed rububiyyah as hujjah for tawheed ibadah-
O mankind! A similitude has been coined, so listen to it (carefully): Verily! Those on whom you call besides Allah, cannot create (even) a fly, even though they combine together for the purpose. And if the fly snatched away a thing from them, they would have no power to release it from the fly. So weak are (both) the seeker and the sought. (22:73)
22. Who has made the earth a resting place for you, and the sky as a canopy, and sent down water (rain) from the sky and brought forth therewith fruits as a provision for you. Then do not set up rivals unto Allah (in worship) while you know (that He Alone has the right to be worshipped)
--Allah provides oxygen to breathe
--He (swt) provides the rain ro germinate your crops so you/your animals can eat
--in some country water is more valuable than oil
--He is the Only One deserved to be worshipped
THE 4 TAWHEEDS ARE FOUND IN SURAH FAITHA and SURAF YUSUF (12:39-40)
-tawheed rububiyyah= ALLAH is the ONLY CREATOR
-tawheed ibadah= ALLAH Alone deserves to be worshipped
-tawheed asmaa wa sifaat = to believe in ALLAH's 99 names and attributes
-tawheed hakimiyya = ALLAH alone is the Law Giver
When Yusuf(as) was in prison, he taught the 4 tawheeds
In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. All the praises and thanks be to Allah, the Lord of the 'Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists). The Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. The Only Owner (and the Only Ruling Judge) of the Day of Recompense (i.e. the Day of Resurrection) (1:1-5)
O two companions of the prison! Are many different lords (gods) better or Allah, the One, the Irresistible?" You do not worship besides Him but only names which you have named (forged), you and your fathers, for which Allah has sent down no authority. The command (or the judgment) is for none but Allah. He has commanded that you worship none but Him (i.e. His Monotheism), that is the (true) straight religion, but most men know not. (12:39-40)
--No one is allowed to slide one tawheed underneath another; that’s deception
--Each Tauheed has a separate meaning by itself
--When you slide one tawheed under another, you have a disservice to the ummat
--Each Tawheed is a chapter of knowledge on its own
--You are seeking to deceive the ummah when you slide one tawheed under the other
--You (Alone) we worship, and You (Alone) we ask for help (for each and everything)
--Allah asks the kuffar a question in Surah 31:11
--ALLAH asks the kuffar what their false deities created
--'This is my wonderful and marvelous creation of ALLAH --- what did the false deities create (i.e Buddha and Hindu false gods)
This is the creation of Allah. So show Me that which those (whom you worship), besides Him have created. Nay, the Zalimun (polytheists, wrong-doers and those who do not believe in the Oneness of Allah) are in plain error. (31:11)
Mankind is ungrateful to ALLAH
--In Surah 100, ALLAH tells us why man will bypass ALLAH and worship false gods and idols
--it is because mankind is ungrateful to ALLAH
By the (steeds) that run, with panting (breath), Striking sparks of fire (by their hooves), And scouring to the raid at dawn And raise the dust in clouds the while, Penetrating forthwith as one into the midst (of the foe); Verily! Man (disbeliever) is ungrateful to his Lord;And to that fact he bears witness (by his deeds);And verily, he is violent in the love of wealth. Knows he not that when the contents of the graves are brought out and poured forth (all mankind is resurrected). And that which is in the breasts (of men) shall be made known.Verily, that Day (i.e. the Day of Resurrection) their Lord will be Well-Acquainted with them (as to their deeds), (and will reward them for their deeds). (100:1-11)
QUESTIONS and ANSWERS from after the dars:
Q May parents are saying that voting for McCain would have caused a million more Muslim death, and voting for Obama is much better than McCain b/c it saved Muslim lives - how can I make them see past this point?
Answer: YOUR PARENTS DONT UNDERSTAND TAWHEED - SO YOU MUST REFUTE DEMOCRACY. IT IS THE GREATEST SHIRK. VOTING: we cannot allow voting - we don't believe in the manhaj of the ballot only the manhaj of the bullet .... the infidels didn't give you power
Q please can you highlight the main reasons how can man become grateful to his Lord?
Answer: KAAFIRS ARE UNGRATEFUL BY NATURE SO GO IN TAQWAH (the road to taqwah) - the more you have the more you'll be thankful; mankind is ungrateful to his Lord. So keep up your prayers Tauba: 100 - be in the company of good people; do Dhikr the Rasool (saws) said - the dunya is cursed except 3: scholar, student of that scholar and remember (swt); become a student of knowledge
The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, "This world is cursed, as is everything in it, except for the remembrance of Allaah, righteous deeds, a scholar and a student of knowledge." [Classed Saheeh by al-Albani]
Q If we don't have Sharee’ah court in our country, what shall we do if we have cases against Muslims?
Q Baqarah 20: can u re explain "the lightning snatches away their sight"
Answer: the munafiqeen are afraid of the lightening...... Allah swt could have taken away their hearing and sight; they are insecure people; they think thunder is directed toward them; Allah swt is more patient than man
Q If a tyrant is about to become the ruler of a country like America, and the Muslim has a chance to stop the tyrant by voting against him -- Is this allowed? Will ALLAH hold the Muslims responsible for not stopping the tyrant when they could have (by voting ) ?
Answer: Voting and ballots are not our manhaj
Q would it be sensible to take fiqh lessons from Sheik Abu Usama from the UK or should we keep away
Answer: ABU USAMAH ---- they call the mujahideen Khawarij and terrorists - the shaitan tells you to tell fiqh from the person and little by little, he gets you when you take Aqeedah from them. take fiqh only; they use sequential persuasion - the seduce a person little by little till you get what you want
Q What age are children supposed to start praying/ fasting. At what age do you force them? After which age does it become sinful?
Answer: pray (7) beat them @ 10 if they don't pray (and separate them in their beds)
Q If we don't have Sharee’ah court in our country, what shall we do if we have cases against Muslims?
Answer: take disputes to the imams and shaykhs in your country ... the Muslims will need to respect their decision. Shaikhs don't have power to enforce in daar ul harb (so Muslims can be oppressed in this dunya)
Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-'As: The Apostle of Allah (pbuh) said: Command your children to pray when they become seven years old, and beat them for it (prayer) when they become ten years old; and arrange their beds (to sleep) separately. – [Sunan Abu Dawood Book 2, Hadith 0495]
Q What is the extent of force you can use to beat your kids?
Answer: beating our kids BUKHARI and MUSLIM; not to beat them where you leave marks on them - when you flog someone, don’t' raise your arm too high- not beat more than 10 strokes or hit beneath their knees
Q Is it allowed in the Shariah for Muslims to reside in Darul Harb and to pay taxes to the authorities of Daar ul Harb?
Answer: DONT LIVE IN DAAR UL HARB / PAY TAXES IF POSSIBLE - BUT WE'VE BECOME VICTIMS OF CIRCUMSTANCES