Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Notes: The Weaknesses of Mankind- Shaikh Faisal

The Weaknesses of Mankind
Shaikh Abdullah El Faisal
(evening dars 4.26.11)

--The weaknesses of mankind are found in men and women and all the races of the world

1. showing off
2. wastefulness
3. borrowing money without intention to pay back
4. laziness
5. begging
6. sexual promiscuity
7. treachery
8. low self esteem
9. lying

10. Gluttony
--the Rasul PBUH said 'to have a big belly is a sign of a munafiqh'
--it’s a minor hypocrisy, not major; don’t go around making tafkir on people with big bellies
--Rasul (saw) said divide your stomach into thirds: 1/3 for food, a 1/3 for water, a 1/3 for air
--But the kaafir eats like he has 7 stomachs-- they overeat until they become human dustbins.  Obesity is rife in kaafir countries
"A believer eats in one intestine (is satisfied with little food) and a kaafir (unbeliever) or a hypocrite eats with seven intestines" (Bukhari)
Certainly! Allah will admit those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah Islamic Monotheism) and do righteous good deeds, to Gardens under which rivers flow (Paradise), while those who disbelieve enjoy themselves and eat as cattle eat, and the Fire will be their abode. (47:12)
--They live to eat whereas we eat to live!
--It’s not wise to marry people who are morbidly obese, they cannot provide you with the requirements of a marriage

11. Stinginess
--you find sadaqat/zakat a burden
-- The Rasul saws said ' when you don’t pay zakat, your wealth becomes black snakes entangled around your neck, in the grave’
"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 Volume 2, Book 24, Number 486]
--Whenever you don’t pay zakat, ALLAH withholds the rain, crops fail and animals die
The Rasul saws said ' had it not been for the animals amongst you, ALLAH would not bother to send the rain'
"A people do not keep from giving the zakat 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, according to al-Albaani it is Sahih, see Silsilat al-Hadeeth as-Saheehah, vol.1, Hadith no. 106]
**IF YOU DON’T HAVE ANY MERCY IN YOUR HEART FOR THE CREATION WHY SHOULD ALLAH SWT SHOW MERCY TO YOU?**

The Rasul saws said 'one of the signs of the last day is: a man who sees zakat as a punishment from ALLAH unleashed upon the people'

12. Leading someone on
--If get a proposal from someone and you’re absolutely sure you’re not interested, yet you still act like you’re interested and you let the person show you with gifts.  ------These kinds of people are opportunists and you are not allowed to be like that
--These people love the thrill of leading someone on
--don’t lead people on, speak straight to the point
O you who believe! Keep your duty to Allah and fear Him, and speak (always) the truth. (33:70)
--don’t lead people on, especially in terms of marriage
--don’t beat around the bush, especially in terms of business

13. Refusing to change your views even when you know your views are false
--Holding on to falsehood even when the hujjat is established
--when the Khawarij emerged, Ali sent Ibn Abass to debate them and refute them
--when Ibn Abass refuted them, many of them made Taubah and returned to the correct Aqeedah
--those who made Taubah, Ali spared their lives
--those who refused after the hujjah was established, Ali massacred them
--so before the hujjah is established. we classify you as Jahil person
--after the hujjah is established, we no longer classify you as a Jahil

14. Envy
--to envy people for what they have
--the Rasul said ' I fear 3 things for my ummah: they will envy each other for what they have; the Qur’an will become so cheap even the Jahil will give its Tafsir, the sincere Islamic scholars will be disrespected
Nabi (saw) said “I fear particularly for three shortcomings in my followers – Firstly, due to increasing worldly benefits and achievements, they will envy one another. Secondly, discussion of the Holy Quran will become so common that even the ignorant will claim that they know the meanings of the Holy Qur'an, although many meanings are such that cannot be understood by anyone except the well versed scholars of the Book who say ‘We have a firm belief in it and that it is from Allah’, so how much more careful should be the common people. Thirdly, the people of knowledge will be neglected and will not be respected properly” [MUNDHIRI ‘at Targheeb wat Tarheeb’]
--Jealousy is not a weakness
I heard the Prophet saying, "There is no envy except in two: a person whom Allah has given wealth and he spends it in the right way, and a person whom Allah has given wisdom (i.e. religious knowledge) and he gives his decisions accordingly and teaches it to the others." [Bukhari, Volume 2, Book 24, Number 490]
-- If you are not jealous over your wife, you cannot go to Paradise
**Flirting is not allowed in Islam
--Saad said 'if I come home and see a man over my wife ill kill him and her' The Sahabah said to the Rasul PBUH 'did you hear what Saad said?' The Rasul saws said 'verily I am more Jealous than Saad'
--In the Islamic State, if a man should protect his honour, by killing the lover of his wife, the Muslim judge cannot send him to jail (only in an Islamic State) in case any infidel is listening right now--- know that we are referring to the Islamic state
The Prophet said, "O community of Muhammad! By Allah, there is no-one more jealous than Allah..." [Narrated by Bukhari]

--Allah swt mentions black magic and envy side by side in the Qur’an
--Whenever a person envies you, they put a spell on you to for your failure (Evil Eye)
--Allah allowed the Rasul to be effected by the black magic, as an example for us to learn how to CURE the effects of black magic
--Allah refers to the Jews and Christians as people who are envious of the Muslims
--Iblis was the first one to envy; he envied Adam (as)
--Iblis spat on Adam while Adam was still lying on the ground, long before Adam had the breath of life given to him by ALLAH (the soul)
Many of the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) wish that if they could turn you away as disbelievers after you have believed, out of envy from their ownselves, even, after the truth (that Muhammad Peace be upon him is Allah's Messenger) has become manifest unto them. But forgive and overlook, till Allah brings His Command. Verily, Allah is Able to do all things. (2:109)
The Jews and Christians envy YOU the Muslim; they wish for you to apostate
--They envy you for the noor on your face
--they envy for your self contentment/tranquility
--they envy you for firm family structure
--they envy you for your reputation
--these kuffar are living their life on Prozac anti-depressants
--which don’t even work, it has been proven they make people become suicidal
--the pharmaceutical companies are laughing all the way to the bank
--The way you treat ALLAH in the dunya, ALLAH will treat you the same way in the aakhirah
--Envy will cause people to HATE you for what you have
--sometimes it will cause people to KILL you for what you have the Europeans and
Americans invaded Iraq for what? OIL.  Same in Chechnya, the infidels are killing for OIL

15. Spreading Mischief w/ their tongue
--Rasool (saws) said protect your tongue and your private parts then I will guarantee you heaven
Allah's Apostle said, "Whoever can guarantee (the chastity of) what is between his two jaw-bones and what is between his two legs (i.e. his tongue and his private parts), I guarantee Paradise for him." [Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 76, Number 481]
--He passed by 2 graves whose occupants were being punished in their grave; one used to drop urine on his trousers and the other used his tongue to spread mischief (Bukhari)
--not only women gossip (men gossip, too)
These two persons are being tortured not for a major sin (to avoid). One of them never saved himself from being soiled with his urine, while the other used to go about with calumnies (to make enmity between friends)." The Prophet then took a green leaf of a date-palm tree, split it into (pieces) and fixed one on each grave. They said, "O Allah's Apostle! Why have you done so?" He replied, "I hope that their punishment might be lessened till these (the pieces of the leaf) become dry." [See the foot-note of Hadith 215).Volume 1, Book 4, Number 217]
The munafiqeen had 2 study circles - they would go to one of the Jewish Rabbis - they were told to stop spreading mischief on the earth. They said: -"we are looking for the common grounds"
And when it is said to them: "Make not mischief on the earth," they say: "We are only peacemakers." (2:11)
--to spread mischief is a weakness
--divide and rule (turning tribes against tribes)
--before the US went to Afghan, people didn't know about the different tribes but afterward they were killing each other
--in Iraq, the US turned the Kurds against the Arabs and cut off that part of the country then turned the Kurds against the Turkmen
--Iraqi Shiites against Iraqi Sunnis, Shittes are carrying out massacres
--Turning us against each other – Kashmir, Cyprus and Palestine are all British legacies. Yemen was given to SA, Somalia given to Kenya, Eritrea given to Ethiopia
--Allah said they are the mischief makers but they deny this
--Balfour Declaration - came just before Caliphate ended

16. Having 2 faces
--we want to be politically correct (massage the ego of people)
--if a man asks if you like his shoes, the man will lie about it
--political correctness gone mad
--Delusion = ‘fixed and false beliefs’ so Christians are delusional
--when you speak - speak straight to the point (Shaikh received 9 years in jail for his 'frankness')
--We don’t believe in political correctness
--we tell you what we think about you to your FACE
--On Judgment Day, the people will say that no one guided them in the dunya
--so it’s up to us to tell them to their face > straight to the point
--we the Muslim will testify against all the nations before you, even the homosexuals, because we are the balanced nation - we are the witnesses against all these kuffar
--we the Muslim will testify against all these kuffar on the Day of Judgment
Thus We have made you [true Muslims - real believers of Islamic Monotheism, true followers of Prophet Muhammad and his Sunnah (legal ways)], a Wasat (just) (and the best) nation, that you be witnesses over mankind and the Messenger (Muhammad) be a witness over you. (2:143)

17. Kleptomania
--a person who cannot stop stealing
--kleptomania is a weakness of mankind
--it’s not the just the poor who have it
--for example: a very rich Hollywood actress was caught stealing

18. Time wasting
--We don’t beat around the bush when we speak, b/c when you beat around the time you’re wasting your time and the other persons time

19. Pessimism
--Allah says 'I am as my servant thinks of me'
--If you think ALLAH will not help you out, ALLAH won’t help you out
--if you have firm belief that ALLAH will help you out, indeed ALLAH will help you
--Your problem is that you want to guarantee qadr
--Pessimism is from the Shaitan
The Prophet (peace be upon him) related to us that Allah says: “I am as My servant thinks of Me. I am with him when he remembers Me. If he mentions Me within himself, I mention him within Myself. If he mentions Me in an assembly, I mention him in a better assembly. If he comes near to Me a handspan, I come near to him the distance of a cubit. If he comes near to Me the distance of a cubit, I come near to him the distance of two outspread arms. If he comes to Me walking, I come to him running.” [Sahih al-Bukhârî (6856) and Sahîh Muslim (4832)]
--You’re supposed to put your trust in ALLAH and say Bismillah and do what you need to do; If the thing you want to do is good, you say Bismillah and do it,
--That is your attitude on life
--Pray Salatul Istikhara before you make your decisions
And that man can have nothing but what he does (good or bad) , (53:39)

20. Cowardice
You don’t like JIHAD but the kuffar are going to bring it to your doorstep
--invasions upon Muslims are happening, Muslims are getting massacred
--yet you don’t want to do jihad, but the kuffar are bringing it to your doorstep
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
--OPEC: -all the countries in OPEC are Muslim countries, except one
--therefore you the Muslims have become a fitnah for the kuffar
--all the oil oil they need is in YOUR land, in Muslims lands
--yet you don’t want to do jihad, but the kuffar are bringing it to your doorstep
O you who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians as Auliya' (friends, protectors, helpers, etc.), they are but Auliya' to one another. And if any amongst you takes them as Auliya', then surely he is one of them. Verily, Allah guides not those people who are the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers and unjust). (5:51)

21. Addictions (to Halucinogens)
--speed ecstasy, weed, coke, alcohol
--ppl like to get away from reality and go into a world of fantasy
--escapism, numbs your feelings

22. Gossiping
--ppl like to gossip
--The Europeans do not care abt protecting their honour, they do not kill for honor
--they are spiritually empty, morally bankrupt, and ethically perverse

23. Beating up their wives in front of their kids and cause their kids to be brain damaged

24. Molesting kids
Gerontophile - a man who has a weakness to grandmothers (kill him)
Zoolophile - a man with a weakness for animals (kill him)
Pedophile – a man with a weakness for children (kill him)
[Father, Grandfather, Stepfather, Uncle and Brother are responsible for the girl]
***all these weaknesses are from Iblis

25. Being too trusting/rushing to everyone you see
--you rush into everybody you see
--Not everybody is sincere, you are too trusting

26. People are ungrateful to Allah ‘tala and to His Creations
--See Surah 100

QUESTIONS and ANSWERS after the DARS:
Q1: And those who, when tyranny strikes them, they defend themselves, (42-39). Those who do not give zakat, and in the Hereafter they are disbelievers, (41-7) so Shaikh can you please explain to us what these ayah means?
ANSWER 1 - TYRANNY IS OPPRESSION SO THEY STAND UP FOR JUSTICE AND IT’S A COMMENDABLE ACT; THOSE WHO DON’T GIVE ZAKAT, THEY REJECT FAITH IN THE HEREAFTER.   SEE TAUBA 11:
3 CONDITIONS OF BEING MUSLIM:
1. MAKE TAUBAH
2. PERFORM 5 DAILY PRAYERS
3. PAY ZAKAT
Q2: if ones parents ('Muslims') source of income is purely riba..and one is an adult can one eat their food and live under their roof??...also after reading 60:4, should one make complete baraa or maintain minimal contact n keep giving dawah(considering one has shown them the dajal)
ANSWER 2 - BECAUSE YOU LIVE UNDER THEIR ROOF THE SIN IS NOT NO YOU BUT EDUCATE YOURSELF AND BECOME INDEPENDENT
Q3: Salaam Alaykum, I heard of a Hadith where among those who will enter Jannah without account are those who did not do rububiyyah. Is reciting the 3 Quls on myself and family consider rububiyyah?
ANSWER 3 - SAHIH HADITH - BUT WHAT YOU DID NOT rububiyyah (INCANTATION - RECITE)
Q4: Shaikh there is a woman who deen and commitment is good she’s a Muslim of the right Aqeedah plus niqaab and a revert but she aborted a baby as she took a opinion saying u can abort before the fetus develops i mean this has kinda rocked me what should i do am i being too strict or is it ok to not go ahead
ANSWER 4 – PERMITTED IF THE ABORTION IS BEFORE 6 WEEKS (HANBALI MADHAB)
AFTER 120 DAYS IT IS MURDER
Q5: I listened to the shaikh’s lecture challenges facing the youth and he said drug trafficking in non Muslim countries is okay. I wanted him to clarify for me by what he meant
ANSWER 5 - HANIFA SAYS SELLING TO KAAFIR IS NOT HARAAM
IE TALIBAN ARE SELLING TO THE WEST (DO NOT CRITICIZE THEM)
Q6: is it ok to do salatul Taubah everyday?
ANSWER 6 - YOU CAN B/C THE RASOOL DID EVERYDAY - DON'T THINK ITS FARD IT IS NOT
Q7: what is the difference between backbiting and exposing someone’s sins and calling him a thief?
ANSWER 7 - IN THE TIME OF IBM MALIK A MAN USED TO CREATE HARM WITH FABRICATED HADITHS SO HE WAS EXPOSED AS DAJAAL
IMAM SHAFI EXPOSED ONE AS A LIAR
Q8: sheikh what do u say about the Muslim sisters who shop from lingerie stores that openly advertise naked women on the high street, does their spending money on these high street stores work against their deen?
ANSWER 8 - THERE'S NO EVIDENCE CAN NOT APPLY THE RULES OF HARAAM AND HALAL AS IF YOU LIVED IN ISLAMIC STATE
Q9: live in Canada, and before starting to follow the deen, I had taken a student loan; am I under sin if I pay back the government loan??
ANSWER 9 - THE CHOICE IS YOURS RE: THE LOAN
Q10: is jihad at this day and age fard ayn?
ANSWER 10 - JIHAD IS FARD AYN, YES because of Anfal :60

***Shaikh Faisal's notes are transcribed from his LIVE dars by his students. Any inconsistencies in spelling are because several different students are taking down the notes.