Sunday, April 17, 2011

Notes: Merits of Dawah - Shaikh Faisal

Merits of Dawah
Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
(evening dars 4.17.11)

Dawah to the unbeliever invites them to accept Islam
Dawah to the Muslim is to admonish them

1. The original kaafir (kaafir asli)
2. The apostate (murtad)
apostate = a person who was brought up a Muslim and when the person reaches puberty leaves Islam -- the punishment is to chop off his / her head.
--apostates say 'let there be no compulsion in religion'
--this actually means you’re not allowed to force an original kaafir to take Shahadah

--The punishment for apostasy (riddah) is well-known in Islaamic Sharee'ah. The one who leaves Islaam will be asked to repent by the Sharee'ah judge in an Islaamic country; if he does not repent and come back to the true religion, he will be killed as a kaafir and apostate, because of the command of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him):
Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him): "Whoever changes his religion, kill him." (Reported by al-Bukhari, 3017).
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)
It’s not lawful (i.e. cannot be lawfully shed), save if he belongs to one of three (classes): a married man who is an adulterer; life for a life (i.e. for murder); one who is a deserter of his religion, abandoning the community” [Al-Bukhari & Muslim]
--a person who apostates, the punishment for him/her is to be killed
--'let there no compulsion' means you are not allowed to FORCE an ORIGINAL kaafir to take Shahadah
--the ruling for killing the apostate can only be applied in the Islamic State
--Daar ul harb - there are a lot of apostates in Europe and other places, so only can kill them in daar ul Islam
--(eg. the rapist is killed --- this is also only applicable in the Islamic state; same with those who smuggle drugs)

3. the heretic (zindeeq)
--heretic = a person who makes up his own Islam: Louis Farrakhan of NOI Nation of Islam, etc.
--they are worse than the original kaafir,
--the munafiqh and the deviants, you give them admonishment

Daa’ee = person who invites to Islam
--he is like a doctor who is curing society; a most noble job, you are doing the work of the Prophets (peace be upon them all)
And who is better in speech than he who [says: "My Lord is Allah (believes in His Oneness)," and then stands straight (acts upon His Order), and] invites (men) to Allah's (Islamic Monotheism), and does righteous deeds, and says: "I am one of the Muslims." (41:33)
--When you are giving dawah, when you are hoping to guide people to the Straight Path, the first thing you need to do is invite people to ALLAH
--Don’t just go up to them and tell them to give up everything they do, such as drinking or gambling.  No, the first thing you do is to invite them to the ALLAH (Islamic monotheism)
***la ilaha illallah = There is none worthy of worship except for ALLAH***
--Aisha (ra) said when people are invited to Islam, they can't give up their ways but when invited to Allah swt, they come readily
--In Spain, you’re allowed to have sex with your sister/ In UK you can marry men = low life scum of the earth. They don’t know right from wrong.  They’re degenerate and practice debauchery.  How can you invite people like that to Sharia? they are beneath the animal level
Or do you think that most of them hear or understand? They are only like cattle; nay, they are even farther astray from the Path. (i.e. even worst than cattle). (25:44)
When the Prophet sent Muadh to Yemen, he said to him, "You are going to a nation from the people of the Scripture, so let the first thing to which you will invite them, be the Tauhid of Allah. [Volume 9, Book 93, Number 469]
--They wont understand the Sharia, (they are below the animal level); therefore the first thing you should so is Invite them to ALLAH, to authentic tauheed

As a daa’ee you can not do haraam
--As a Daa'ee, you must be a person who does righteous deeds : cant drink, smoke, fornicate -- if you do haraam people wont take you seriously, so you can’t smoke weed, go to casinos, do zina, etc. So you must work righteous deeds to be a Daa'ee
--When Yusuf PBUH was in prison, he interpreted people’s dreams; they allowed him to because he was a good person; he had the moral authority, he had a clean character.
--Kaafirs can differentiate who is a real Muslim and who is not - by ones righteous deeds.  the kaafirs know which Shaikh to kill and which to arrest, they know which to give publicity to and the media allies
--Don’t let the kuffar see you making mistakes and committing sin, it will be detrimental to your dawah.  Don’t play into the hands of the kuffar, don’t commit sins and don’t lose your moral authority.  If you do, your dawah is FINISHED; you’ll just be a low life sinful scum of the earth
--Therefore do righteous deeds and maintain moral authority, have a clean and good
character - be a MUSLIM

1. Irshaad - When a man guides another man to Islam (job of a daa'ee)
2. Taufeeq - Divine guidance, inspired by ALLAH - none can give you this guidance but ALLAH

You [true believers in Islamic Monotheism, and real followers of Prophet Muhammad and his Sunnah (legal ways, etc.)] are the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind; you enjoin Al-Ma'ruf (i.e. Islamic Monotheism and all that Islam has ordained) and forbid Al-Munkar (polytheism, disbelief and all that Islam has forbidden), and you believe in Allah. (3:110)
These make you the best ummah = enjoin the right, forbid the wrong and love Allah swt
Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said: “The best of you are the ones who learn the Qur’an and teach it to others” [Al-Bukhari]
--The work of a daa’ee is the most noble work and we don’t have enough.  Because they don’t get help and ae criticizes/slandered - this is part of what happens to those who invite others to Islam
If you are a scholar of Islam, you can marry a girl and teach her what you know about Islam  [mahar = what a husband promises to his wife (at a nikah) (this can be knowledge - not necessary money or gold)]
'the dowry was for him to teach her what he memorized of the Qur'an
--Therefore Imam Shafi passed the fatwa saying you can charge someone a fee to teach them the Qur’an
--The Prophet (saws) said ' the scholars are the inheritors of the prophets'
--This is clear evidence that the job of the Daa'ee is a most noble job
I asked Ubai bin Ka'b, "O Abu AlMundhir! Your brother, Ibn Mas'ud said so-and-so (i.e., the two Mu'awwidh-at do not belong to the Quran)." Ubai said, "I asked Allah's Apostle about them, and he said, 'They have been revealed to me, and I have recited them (as a part of the Quran)," So Ubai added, "So we say as Allah's Apostle has said." The prophet PBUH said ' the best hadith is the Book of ALLAH , and the best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad' Bukhari Vol 6. Pg 501
--This is evidence that the Daa'ee is given a most noble job
--The prophet said 'every newly invented matter is a bid'ah (innovation), and every bid'ah is going astray, and every going astray leads you to the hellfire

Dawah is fard ul ayn from the character angle (individual must do it)
--Fard al kifaya means a collective duty, a few people do the duty on behalf the many
--Fard ul ayn means an individual duty (such as fasting in Ramadan)
It took only 23 years for the Rasool to bring Arabia under his sway because
HE PRACTICED WHAT HE PREACHED - Aisha (ra) said he was a walking Qur'an
And verily, you (O Muhammad saw) are on an exalted standard of character(68:4)
The Christians say ' do as I say, but don’t do as I do'
--The falsehood of Christianity is clear, how can someone follow a pedophile priest?
O you who believe! Why do you say that which you do not do? (61:2)
Enjoin you Al-Birr (piety and righteousness and each and every act of obedience to Allah) on the people and you forget (to practise it) yourselves, while you recite the Scripture [the Taurat (Torah)]! Have you then no sense? (2:44)
--Don’t give the kuffar an opportunity to accuse you of something, to trash your character
Indeed in the Messenger of Allah (Muhammad ) you have a good example to follow for him who hopes in (the Meeting with) Allah and the Last Day and remembers Allah much. (33:21)
--Speaking in front of thousands of people, at conferences, etc. is fard al kifaya because not everyone is  knowledgeable  (eg. Salatul faatih)

1. It makes your become pious, because you have to practice what you preach
Enjoin you Al-Birr (piety and righteousness and each and every act of obedience to Allah) on the people and you forget (to practise it) yourselves, while you recite the Scripture [the Taurat (Torah)]! Have you then no sense? (2:44)
--if you’re a person who has a weakness, such as drinking alcohol, you should still give dawah because one day you will change your ways because of your dawah

2. It is a shield, shielding you from the shaitan
--Law of nature>> resist to exist; strive to survive
--If you don’t give dawah, you will receive dawah

3. It is a form of Dhikr, remembrance of ALLAH
and the remembering (praising, etc.) of (you by) Allah (in front of the angels) is greater indeed (29:45)
--The prophet PBUH 'everything in the dunya is cursed except the remembrance of ALLAH, a good scholar, and a student of a good scholar'
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."
And whosoever turns away (blinds himself) from the remembrance of the Most Beneficent (Allah) (i.e. this Qur'an and worship of Allah), We appoint for him Shaitan (Satan - devil) to be a Qarin (an intimate companion) to him. (43:36)
--People who don’t remember ALLAH, they hear voices of shaitan
--George Bush said he heard a voice telling him to invade Iraq
--What the Kuffar did to Fallujah is equal to 11 Hiroshima
They desire to harm you severely. Hatred has already appeared from their mouths, but what their breasts conceal is far worse. Indeed We have made plain to you the Ayat (3:118)

4. It is a great source of barakah
--If you guide someone to Islam, you will be rewarded for their good deeds!
And all other good and evil they did, and that which they leave behind], and all things We have recorded with numbers (as a record) in a Clear Book. (36:12)
The Prophet said: “Whoever revives an aspect of my Sunnah that is forgotten after my death, he will have a reward equivalent to that of the people who follow him, without it detracting in the least from their reward.” [Tirmidhi]
--Rasul(saw) said when a man kills another man, Cain (son of Adam) he shares in the sin (because he was the first murderer)

5. When you give the dawah, it increases the ummat of Muhammad PBUH
--You swell the ranks of the Muslims
--The prophet PBUH said 'half the people of paradise will be from my ummah'

6. By you giving dawah, you increase in eeman, and you increase the eeman of the ummat
--It causes people to grow in eeman when they see people take Shahadah

7. You increase the professionals in Islam
--Increase professionals who will come into Islam and strengthen the Ummah with their skills/expertise
--(eg. Maurice Bucaille , he wrote the book 'The Bible, the Quran, the Science,' he is a French revert who showed the scientific contradicts of the bible and the scientific miracles of the Quran)
--The Rasool (saws) said 'The strong believer is more loved by Allah than the weak believer'
 “A strong believer is better and more loved by Allah Almighty than a weak believer, although both bear goodness. Thus, seek eagerly what benefits you the most and seek Allah’s help.” [Muslim]

A strong believer has
-good eeman
-mental strength
-moral strength
-financial strength
-physical strength

The Rasul(saw) said 'Verily, your strength is in your firepower'
And make ready against them all you can of power, including steeds of war (tanks, planes, missiles, artillery, etc.) to threaten the enemy of Allah and your enemy, and others besides whom, you may not know but whom Allah does know. And whatever you shall spend in the Cause of Allah shall be repaid unto you, and you shall not be treated unjustly. (8:60)
Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies, of Allah and your enemies, and others besides, whom ye may not know, but whom Allah doth know. Whatever ye shall spend in the cause of Allah, shall be repaid unto you, and ye shall not be treated unjustly. (8:60 Yusuf Ali)
Turhiboona - terrorize
--Secret enemies who lurk within the ummat - the munafiqh , the hypocrites
--Some people want to please / appease the kuffar; they don’t translate Turhiboona properly

8. You eradicate shameful deeds from the society
--A man with a lot of testosterone but with no taqwa is a shaitan
--European society is suffering from moral decay
--When people revert to Islam, the moral attitude changes within the society
(rapes stop, robbing stop, murders stop)
--The Sufis say 'fear ALLAH and keep politics out of the masjid'
--These goofy Sufis don’t realize that when they say La Ilaha Illallah, that is the biggest political statement
Rand Islam = to turn the Muslim lions into goats (otherwise known as Soft Islam)
--but there is No More Soft Islam - the Rasool (saws) said 'anyone who died without making the intention to do jihad, they died on a branch of hypocrisy'
The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: One who died but did not fight in the way of Allah nor did he express any desire (or determination) for Jihad died the death of a hypocrite. [Muslim 4696]

9. When you invite the kuffar to Islam, you are safe from their evil
Let there arise out of you a group of people inviting to all that is good (Islam), enjoining Al-Ma'ruf (i.e. Islamic Monotheism and all that Islam orders one to do) and forbidding Al-Munkar (polytheism and disbelief and all that Islam has forbidden). And it is they who are the successful. (3:104)

10. It causes the brotherhood to become strong
--It establishes the Islamic brotherhood, it builds it
--the war of attrition (an endless war)
--Saud said I wont 'talk to you again till you accept Islam (all but one accepted Islam)
--Jews used to supply weapons and make money from misery of the people (same with US and the Koreas, Yemen, etc)
-divide and rule is the oldest trick in the book
-Ronald Reagan cashed in on it w/ money to Iraq diverted it to Contras
-make brothers in Islam and the killing stops
-Hadith says if 2 Muslims come face to face in war, they both pay for it
And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allah (i.e. this Qur'an), and be not divided among yourselves, and remember Allah's Favour on you, for you were enemies one to another but He joined your hearts together, so that, by His Grace, you became brethren (in Islamic Faith), and you were on the brink of a pit of Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus Allah makes His Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.,) clear to you, that you may be guided. (3:103)
Allah's Apostle said, 'If two Muslims take out their swords to fight each other, then both of them will be from amongst the people of the Hell-Fire.' It was said to the Prophet, 'It is alright for the killer but what about the killed one?' He replied, 'The killed one had the intention to kill his opponent.'"[see Hadith No.30, Vol.1]

11. It eradicates disease of the heart (such as tribalism, racism, etc)

12. The dawah is the noor, the light that gets rid of ignorance
--In Pakistan, 90 percent of the people worship the graves - we must give them dawah
--In Europe, the people are in kufr and shirk - we must give them dawah
Those who disbelieve from among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) and among Al-Mushrikun, were not going to leave (their disbelief) until there came to them clear evidence (98:1)
--We have to establish the evidence against them:
--How do we do this? We give them the dawah
--Munfakkeen = give up their kufr

--Not every kaafirs heart is sealed; we know this because Islam remains the fastest growing religion today
He it is Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad ) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islamic Monotheism) to make it victorious over all (other) religions even though the Mushrikun (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, and disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah and in His Messenger Muhammed ) hate (it). (61:9)

1. He is proud and arrogant
2. He rebels against the haqq
3. He uses the mistakes of others to justify his rejection of the haqq
4. He tries to highlight the negative aspects of Islamic history and uses this as his excuse to reject the haqq
5. He tries to find contradictions in the Qur’an even though the Qur’an is free from all such Contradictions
6. He is addicted to unlawful pleasures of the flesh
(eg. Gays; the gays become Buddhist not Muslim; Buddhism accommodates homosexuality)
7. He gives dawah to a false religion (he’s an activist of a false religion)
(eg. Jehovah Witness activist (they have to leave their false dawah, before they can be guided, if he does not, his heart is sealed)
8. He belongs to a satanic organization (eg. free masons, illuminati, etc.)
9. He hates Muslims
10. He insults Allah (swt), the Rasool (saws), and Islam

QUESTIONS and ANSWERS after the dars
1 is it permissible to earn haraam money...over engaging in riba...the lesser of the 2 evils?
2 WHAT IS THE BEST ENGLISH TRANSLATION QURAN & should a person who doesn’t understand the Arabic shun translations by people like Dr Mohsin who abrogated Anfal v 60
ANSWER 2 - THE BEST IS THE NOBLE QUR'AN W/ 3 MISTAKES.  1) 8:60 - they use 'threaten' 2) 5:44 - they say when you dismantle the Shariah you're a kaafir of lesser degree (there are no degrees). 3) 15:26 - they refused to mention the word "black" eg Adam was black, made of black mud; hama = black mud
And indeed, We created man from sounding clay of altered black smooth mud. (Noble Qur’an 15:26)
Verily We created man of potter's clay of black mud altered (Pickthall 15:26)
And whosoever does not judge by what Allah has revealed, such are the Kafirun (i.e. disbelievers - of a lesser degree as they do not act on Allah's Laws) (Noble Qur’an 5:44)
And barter not My revelations for a little gain. Whoso judgeth not by that which Allah hath revealed: such are disbelievers. (Pickthall 5:44)
And make ready against them all you can of power, including steeds of war (tanks, planes, missiles, artillery, etc.) to threaten the enemy of Allah and your enemy, and others besides whom, you may not know but whom Allah does know. And whatever you shall spend in the Cause of Allah shall be repaid unto you, and you shall not be treated unjustly. (Noble Qur’an 8:60)
Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies of Allah and your enemies and others besides whom ye may not know but whom Allah doth know. Whatever ye shall spend in the cause of Allah, shall be repaid unto you, and ye shall not be treated unjustly. (Yusuf Ali 8:60)
You're a Muslim, kaafir or munafiqh
3 Can you please do a lecture on the fiqh of salat?
ANSWER: insh'allah
4 two Jehovah witnesses came knocking on my door today but I didn’t answer the door. if they come again should I answer it next time or will I be wasting my time and if I should talk to them then what’s the best approach with them?
ANSWER 4 - we debated them in South Africa - the debate is online - highlight the mistakes in the Bible - don't mention the trinity -
-Numbers 23:19 = Allah doesn’t repent
-Genesis 6:6 = Allah repented He made man
- So clearly Lot is the kind of man we should all aspire to be. In Genesis 19:32-36 we can read that Lot impregnated both his virgin daughters.
- Leviticus 11:6
- Jehovah's Witness debate:
5 I have a question regarding standing up in respect when a national anthem is played.  my example is specific to Turkey I had an argument with one brother when I refused to stand up when the Turkish national anthem was played.  The brother who argued with me also prays and considers himself practicing.  They or he claims that the Turkish national anthem was written by a practicing Muslim who praises Allah and calls for the defense of Muslims.  I generally thought that all national anthems were all a part of asabiyya.  please can u shed some light.  jzk
ANSWER 5 - re: standing up for a "national" anthem - only stand when there is Shariah
6 is there a specific maiden in Jannah called al ayna and she is for those who enjoin good and forbid evil??? if so whets the reference/ hujjah
ANSWER 6 - we will research this question
7 if someone prays salah and does the obligatory ibadah and believes in tawheed but he has weakness and falls into sin, is that person considered a hypocrite?
8 Shaykh, if I may I would like to make a request. Insha Allah Ta'Ala can we have a dars on the Tafsirs of Surah Muhammad and Surah al-Bara'ah (At- Tawbah ) in the near future, Insha Allah;
9 what do think about the opinion of the people who say that those such as the Mutazalites and Ashari and Maturidi are not kaafirs because they don't deny the clear signs and names of ALLAH they interpret them so they are deviants not kaafir.
10 in times of Imam Shafie, Firasah was taught as a subject ...could we also have some classes or some lecture on firasah (Ilhaam etc), Insha'ALLAH
11 can you give me some examples of when the 4 imams performed qiyas
12 is it possible for a scholar to bring a new understanding to certain Qur'anic verses as long as he brings it to the ulemah and they agree on it as ALLAH says it is him who gives knowledge and also the prophet said" and may the last ones understand my words better than those who listen to me directly". or have all the meanings of the Qur'an been extracted
ANSWER 12 - SCHOLARS ... accept his Tafseer; maybe the Sahabahs didn't understand it 96:16 ... front part of brain where we fabricate lies
13 WHAT do you say about the opinion of the people who say the Mutazalites the Ash'ari, Maturidi are not kuffar because they only interpret the clear signs and names of ALLAH they don't deny them so they are deviants not kaafiroon. Also some people say Abu Hanifa was Murji do you agree? if so make it plain who of the Murji we make takfeer on
14 what was the most beneficial and intelligent question you have heard or have been asked and what was the answer
ANSWER 14- Questions regarding Tawheed
15 if there is a Khilafah is it obligatory to annihilate all Shias and deviants can we take evidence from the caliph of Abu Bakr (ra) and Umar (ra)
16. why do we say ‘subhanaAllah’ when the imam makes a mistake when reciting
17 what is the ruling on eating food cooked/.made/slaughtered by innovators