Saturday, April 16, 2011

10 signs of those whose hearts are sealed- Shaikh Faisal

Tafseer Surah Baqarah: (10 signs of those whose hearts are sealed)
By Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
(morning dars 4.16.11)
Surah Baqarah
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.]

We give the Zakah
During Abu Bakr's caliphate, the arabs refused to pay zakat thus nullifying their shahada. The sahaaba held a shura and Abu Bakr took the stance to fight the people who denied to pay zakah, the wars of apostasy

3 days Islam survived
1. at the Battle of Badr when Muhammad (saw) raised his hands and prayed to Allah
2. When Abu Bakr fought the apostates for not paying zakat
3. When Imam ibn Hanbal took a stand against the Mutazalites (who claimed the Quran was created)

Abu Hanifa- father of ASWJ (because he was the first)/ Ahmed ibn Hanbal- imam of ASWJ (for his stance against the mutazilat and shia)

Zakah has to be paid 2.5% of your yearly savings
You have to pay zakah if you store your wealth in gold, but you don't have to pay zakah on the gold you wear (Savings meaning cash, gold and silver)

O you who believe! Verily, there are many of the (Jewish) rabbis and the (Christian) monks who devour the wealth of mankind in falsehood, and hinder (them) from the Way of Allah (i.e. Allah's Religion of Islamic Monotheism). And those who hoard up gold and silver [Al-Kanz: the money, the Zakat of which has not been paid], and spend it not in the Way of Allah, -announce unto them a painful torment. (9:34)

"Whoever is made wealthy by Allah and does not pay the Zakat of his wealth, then on the Day of Resurrection his wealth will be made like a bald-headed poisonous male snake with two black spots over the eyes.: The snake will encircle his neck and bite his cheeks and say, 'I am your wealth, I am your treasure.' (Bukhari, vol.2, book.24, no.486)

If you come to ALLAH on judgement day with your sins reaching to skies without committing shirk then you have a chance to be forgiven by ALLAH. ALLAH forgives whom he please

Verily, Allah forgives not that partners should be set up with him in worship, but He forgives except that (anything else) to whom He pleases (4:48)

One of the signs of the last days is people will not pay zakat. They will see it as a burden and punishment rather than a pillar of the faith!

Zakah means “yanmu” to grow. When you pay Allah will increase your wealth (but ppl don’t paty because they fear poverty; sometimes zakah is collected and sometimes it has to be taken becoz some ppl are munafiqoon)

Zakah also means “zakki” to purify. You purify ur wealth by paying zakah (Allah will stop sending you rain if you don’t pay zakah because the rain is Allah’s mercy to you, but if you don’t have mercy on His creation, why shud Allah have mercy on you

and do good as Allah has been good to you, 28:77
"A people do not keep from giving the zakah on their wealth except that they will be kept from having rain from the sky. If it were not for the animals, it would not rain at all". (Ibn Maajah, vol.1, no. 106)

The ppl who collect the zakah ALLAH says that they desrved their salary from zakah,

As-Sadaqat (here it means Zakat) are only for the Fuqara' (poor), and Al-Masakin (the poor) and those employed to collect (the funds); and for to attract the hearts of those who have been inclined (towards Islam); and to free the captives; and for those in debt; and for Allah's Cause (i.e. for Mujahidun - those fighting in the holy wars), and for the wayfarer (a traveller who is cut off from everything); a duty imposed by Allah. And Allah is All-Knower, All-Wise. (9:60)

Fesabilillah means dawah and jihad (you need dawah to incite the believers to wage jihad)

When prophet was alive and during Caliohate of Abu Bakr, they used to give some of the zakah to the kuffar who are sympathizers to the deen, but when Umar became caliph he stopped this as islam was now strong and spreading swiftly

Amazing how Umar’s heart changed:
Qalb=heart (Qalb is from the word yuqalb (that which keeps turning over and over)
Becoz the heart turns over and over, ALLAH taught us this dua
(They say): "Our Lord! Let not our hearts deviate (from the truth) after You have guided us, and grant us mercy from You. Truly, You are the Bestower. (3:8)

Surah Baqarah
4. And who believe in (the Qur'an and the Sunnah) which has been sent down (revealed) to you (Muhammad Peace be upon him ) and in [the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel), etc.] which were sent down before you and they believe with certainty in the Hereafter. (Resurrection, recompense of their good and bad deeds, Paradise and Hell, etc.).

We believe in the Quran and the previous revelations
You are only allowed to read parts of the bible/torah that coincide with Quran/Snnnah. You dump the part that contradicts with Quran/Sunnah. Because Quran is the furqan.

And Quran is the only book which is protected. Why did Allah promise to protect this book and not previous books? Because it abrogates all previous revelations and it is the final revelation so Allah did not need to protect the previous revelations

Then woe to those who write the Book with their own hands and then say, "This is from Allah," to purchase with it a little price! Woe to them for what their hands have written and woe to them for that they earn thereby (2:79)

In their hearts is a disease (of doubt and hypocrisy) and Allah has increased their disease. A painful torment is theirs because they used to tell lies. (2-10)

We are certain about the hereafter
By you doubting DOJ, you are doubting one of the 6 pillars of imaan. One of the conditions of shahada is certainty. This makes u a kaafir

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. (2:6)

Not all the kaafirs are the same, they will not relinquish their disbelief until we the muslim establish the hujjah(proof) against them:
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)

Debate (is Jesus God?):

If all the kuffar were the same and their hearts were sealed why then some kaafirs embrace islam, and Allah asks you to establish the proof against the kaafirs, and at the conclusion of every documentary on Islam, they say: Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world: Because not all of their hearts are sealed

islam will be victorious over all religions and ALLAH promised Islam a brilliant future
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 Muhammad hate (it). (61:9)

The real blind man is not the man who is blind in his eyes , becoz there are many blind muslims. The real blind man is the one who is blind in his heart

You are not allowed to give dawah to a kaafir who is stubborn/adamant because you are thing gold/silver to the swine, but you need to give dawah to a kaafir who is attentive

Therefore remind (men) in case the reminder profits (them). (87:9)

Surah Baqarah
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.

Verily, spendthrifts are brothers of the Shayatin (devils), and the Shaitan (Devil - Satan) is ever ungrateful to his Lord. (17:27)

Signs of when a persons heart is sealed
(he will never accept the truth)
1. he is proud and arrogant
2. he is extremely rebellioius to the truth
3. he uses mistakes of others as an excuse to justify his kuffr
4. he tries to highlight the negative aspect of islamic history
(eg. war btw ali and muawiah)
5. he searches deligently to find contradictions in the Quran
6. he is addicted to unlawful pleasures of flesh which is outlawed in islam
(eg. homosexuality/ lesbianism)
7. he belongs a satanic organization
(eg. freemasons/illuminaties)
8. he is a daa'ee (a caller) to a false religion
(eg. christianity)
9. he hates muslims
10. He insults Allah, his Rasul, and Islam

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. (2:7)