Tafseer Surah Baqarah: (The munafiqs/ hypocrites)
by Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
(morning dars 4.19.11)
6. Verily, those who disbelieve, it is the same to them whether you (O Muhammad Peace be upon him ) warn them or do not warn them, they will not believe.
7. Allah has set a seal on their hearts and on their hearings, (i.e. they are closed from accepting Allah's Guidance), and on their eyes there is a covering. Theirs will be a great torment
Those whose hearts are sealed
--you are not supposed to give dawah to those who are rebellious because you need to respect yourself
--Your dawah should benefit the person you are giving it to
--Is dawah fard al-ayn or fard-kifayyah? Dawah thru your character is Fard al-ayn
--wasters are the brothers of the shaitan so when you give dawah to those whose hearts are sealed, you are wasting your time/effort
Verily, spendthrifts are brothers of the Shayatin (devils), and the Shaitan (Devil - Satan) is ever ungrateful to his Lord. (17:27)
symptoms of those whose hearts are sealed
1. he is proud and arrogant
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)
2. he is rebellious to the haqq
(eg. Abu lahab/ abu jahl)
--when Rasul climbed Mt. Safa and called the people of Makkah to the haqq, the people left their business to come to listen. Abu jahl was upset "may you persish!" He was the first one to rebel because he was envious of the prophet
--the Rasul said: sometimes your own family will be your enemy!
O you who believe! Verily, among your wives and your children there are enemies for you (i.e. may stop you from the obedience of Allah), therefore beware of them! But if you pardon (them) and overlook, and forgive (their faults), then verily, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (64:14)
--there was a competition to rule Makkah between the tribes of Makkah so Abu jahl refused to submit to Islam because he did not want to loose his position
3. he uses the mistakes of others to justify his kufr
--even though on judgement day, you will be accountable for yourself not what others what others were doing
4. he highlights the negative aspects of islamic history
(eg. why did Ali?Muawiyyah fight at the battle of Siffin and why did Ali and Aisha fight at the battle of the camel)
5. he tries to find mistakes/contradictions in the holy Quran
--even though Allah told you there are no contradictions in the holy Quran
Do they not then consider the Qur'an carefully? Had it been from other than Allah, they would surely have found therein much contradictions. (4:82)
6. he is addicted to unlwaful pleasures of the flesh
And if the truth had been in accordance with their desires, verily, the heavens and the earth, and whosoever is therein would have been corrupted! Nay, We have brought them their reminder, but they turn away from their reminder. (23:71)
--people who are addicted to their desires and cannot accept Islam
--they turn to other religions that can accommodate their evil desires
--they complain Islam is too restrictive and unaccommodating and they want to have fun: those who chill out in the dunya, they thaw out in the hellfire
(eg. gay churches, churches are businesses like opening a supermarket, its about making money, they have nothing to do with piety)
--there is fun in Islam as well, but it is in a halal way but kaafirs want fun in a haraam/unlawful way
--roads have barrier walls to protect motorists from going off the road and harming themselves, similarly Allahs restrictions are there for your oen protection)
Narrated Anas:The Prophet said, "Whoever possesses the following three qualities will have the sweetness (delight) of faith: 1. The one to whom Allah and His Apostle becomes dearer than anything else. 2. Who loves a person and he loves him only for Allah's sake. 3. Who hates to revert to Atheism (disbelief) as he hates to be thrown into the fire." [Bukhari]
--Allah abbrogated the ayat "you to your way, me to mine"
because kaafirs do not believe in this, they are dictators
And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and polytheism: i.e. worshipping others besides Allah) and the religion (worship) will all be for Allah Alone [in the whole of the world ]. But if they cease (worshipping others besides Allah), then certainly, Allah is All-Seer of what they do. (8:39)
--kaafirs like to impose their degenerousy/ debauchery, they wage war against purity/uprightness/piety
And the answer of his people was only that they said: "Drive them out of your town, these are indeed men who want to be pure (from sins)!"7:82)
--they force you to take "citizens test" to impose upon you their satanic western culture (like when Israelis force the Muslims of Palestine to take a loyalty oath)
--they are force the Muslims out of Europe because they are a people who wish to keep pure
--the word "sharia" sends shock-aves thru the veins of the kuffar. they are so addicted to their evil desires, the word "sharia" is horrifying/terrifying/petrifying!
--we are muminoon san frontiers "Muslims without borders"
--Once sharia comes to one country, it will be like flood gates are brooken and will envelope the world, iA--> we are expansionists!
--Fitnah means shirk, we wage war against shirk
--(eg. Gays have fun and die of aids, then they say we had no fun. In Islam we have fun in a halal way)
"I found her and her people worshipping the sun instead of Allah, and Shaitan (Satan) has made their deeds fair-seeming to them, and has barred them from (Allah's) Way, so they have no guidance," (27:24)
Whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is on the earth glorifies Allah. And He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise. (61:1)
--When on judgment day, the kaafirs see the animals reduced to dust, they wish they too were dust and not held to account for their evil actions in the dunya
Verily, We have warned you of a near torment, the Day when man will see that (the deeds) which his hands have sent forth, and the disbeliever will say: "Woe to me! Would that I were dust!" (78:40)
--Kaafirs state is pathetic because they turned away from guidance following their evil desires, the bird was appalled and spoke to Suleyman in no uncertain terms that shaytan has misled them and debarred them from the path! The bird wanted Suleyman to command the good and forbid the evil. And Suleyman said if you dont surrender to Allah in Islam with me, i will come into your land with an army you cannot resist
***"Might makes right", Kuffar only uinderstan force
--Bilqis was a wise woman and embraced Islam
--Booty was made lawful for us but not previous nations of believers
7. he gives dawah to baatil (caller to falsehood)
(eg. an activist to a false religion)
--the haqq will not enter his heart until he gives up the false religion
(eg. Mother Teresa cudnt accept the haqq because she was an activist to false religion)
8. he belongs to a satanic organization
(eg. free masons/ illuminaties)
--when you reach a certain level in the free-masonic cult, they give u a Quran to study! because it is a satanic organization set up to battle the haqq
--they keep tabs on your bank accounts, and once your bank account reaches certain amount, they invite people to join their satanic cult and if you decline, their letters get more aggressive/threatening (jews join this movement and they have the audacity to call it a brotherhood)
--they worship shaytan instead of Allah, selling their soul for a palty price
if you dont join the movement, you are barred from positions/in court they have secret signs letting the judge to knows you are a free mason and the judge will throw your case out of court (these ppl rule the world at the moment)
9. he hates muslims
--this why its very hard for Jews to accept islam because they hate Muslims
--And Allah told us it is very difficult for Jews/ mushrikeen (pagans--> hindus/buddhists) because they hate us the most
Verily, you will find the strongest among men in enmity to the believers (Muslims) the Jews and those who are Al-Mushrikun (see V.2:105), and you will find the nearest in love to the believers (Muslims) those who say: "We are Christians." That is because amongst them are priests and monks, and they are not proud. (5:82)
10. he insults Allah, Rasul and Islam
**These are signs telling you a person’s heart is sealed so you dont waste time/effort giving dawah to a person whose heart is sealed
8. And of mankind, there are some (hypocrites) who say: "We believe in Allah and the Last Day" while in fact they believe not.
9. They (think to) deceive Allah and those who believe, while they only deceive themselves, and perceive (it) not!
Hypocricy- he thinks he is deceiving the Muslims but he only deceives himself and realizes not!
Had We willed, We could have shown them to you, and you should have known them by their marks, but surely, you will know them by the tone of their speech! And Allah knows all your deeds (47:30)
1. he is always asking questions only Allah knows
2. he is always trying to disgrace the Muslims
3. he likes to start conflict/fitnah and then pretend he doesnt know who started the fitnah
4 when he quarrels with you, his tongue is very very dirty (resorts to very disgusting name-calling)
5 he highlights negative aspects of islamic history as an excuse to leave islam
6 he like to put a spin (taweel). he doesnt give proper interpretation (tafseer)
--haqunspun (we want straightforward truth, no messing about)
7 he breaks all his promises
8 when he speaks, he lies
9 when you entrust him with an amana (trust), he proves treaacherous.
--he cannot be trusted with money/ secret/ loyalty to his patner or friend, etc...
--Rasul (saw) said: any man with no amana has no deen, if we cannot trust you, you have no deen
Narrated by 'Abdullah bin 'Amr: The Prophet said, "Whoever has (the following) four characters will be a hypocrite, and whoever has one of the following four characteristics will have one characteristic of hypocrisy until he gives it up. These are:
1.Whenever he talks, he tells a lie;
2.whenever he makes a promise, he breaks it;
3.whenever he makes a covenant he proves treacherous;
4.and whenever he quarrels, he behaves impudently in an evil insulting manner." [Sahih Bukhari & Sahih Muslim]
10 he always speaks to others in a way that proves, he doubts aspects of Islam (even if it is known of Islam by necessity)
11 Allah puts on them trials to expose them
Alif-Lam-Mim. Do people think that they will be left alone because they say: "We believe," and will not be tested. And We indeed tested those who were before them. And Allah will certainly make (it) known (the truth of) those who are true, and will certainly make (it) known (the falsehood of) those who are liars, (although Allah knows all that before putting them to test). (29:1-3)
--Allah doesnt ask you many questions, he mostly tells you things.
--Allah knows what is in your heart, Allah doesnt test you to know you, but to expose you to the eyes of the Ummah! Because we dont know that they are munafiqueen because we do not know the secret of the bosom (the heart)
Those who believe say: "Why is not a Surah (chapter of the Quran) sent down (for us)? But when a decisive Surah (explaining and ordering things) is sent down, and fighting (Jihad - holy fighting in Allah's Cause) is mentioned (i.e. ordained) therein, you will see those in whose hearts is a disease (of hypocrisy) looking at you with a look of one fainting to death. But it was better for them (hypocrites, to listen to Allah and to obey Him) (47:20)
--Even though you dont like jihad, the kufaar are going to bring it to your door-step
because you are a fitnah for them because the oil they need to run their economy is in Muslim lands (they establish rape camps/concentration camps, what choice do you have?) --> from east to west, the same thing is repeating across the muslim world
(eg. litvinenko.--> poisoned him for exposing the plots of the kufaar)
--the kufaar kill their own ppl to further their own cause: dunya! dunya! dunya!
--they worship their bellies/ private parts (trinity--> money/ technology/ pleasures of the flesh)
Jihad (holy fighting in Allah's Cause) is ordained for you (Muslims) though you dislike it, and it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you like a thing which is bad for you. Allah knows but you do not know. (2:216)
--in life there are things in life you hate, but often what you hate is good for you: the way forward is the bullet, not the ballot
When the hypocrites come to you (O Muhammad SAW), they say: "We bear witness that you are indeed the Messenger of Allah." Allah knows that you are indeed His Messenger and Allah bears witness that the hypocrites are liars indeed (63:1)
--some of the Muslims say they dont know that our shahada had conditions
--Allah dismisses the shahada of the hypocrites because their shahada is fake
And never (O Muhammad SAW) pray (funeral prayer) for any of them (hypocrites) who dies, nor stand at his grave. Certainly they disbelieved in Allah and His Messenger, and died while they were Fasiqun (rebellious, - disobedient to Allah and His Messenger SAW) (9:84)
7 conditions of shahada
3) Belief in the heart and testification with the tounge
4) Surrender to Qur’an and Sunnah
5) Condemn all shades of false devotion
6) Singularity of devotion
7) al-walaa wal baraa
QUESTIONS and ANSWERS after class:
Q what should we make of these imams that claim Islam is peace and tranquility and they never talk about jihad. is fear of being arrested an excuse for them?
Answer: yes, they fear prison; it is not comfortable and you could be killed. Also islam doesnt mean peace, it means surrender to qutran and sunnah and renouncing shirk and the people of shirk
Q wat is the diffrence between the words; akbar, atheem and kabiir?
Answer: positive - comparative - superlative
atheem/kaabir=great and akbar=greater