Who Are You? (Your Identity)
by Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
(evening dars 4.03.11)
Who are YOU? YOU’re Muslim
--You are someone who needs to be sure about your identity
--You are someone who needs to be sure about your identity
--Allah ‘tala gave you one identity: Muslim!
And strive for Allah with the endeavor which is His right. He hath chosen you and hath not laid upon you in religion any hardship; the faith of your father Abraham (is yours). He hath named you Muslims of old time and in this (Scripture), that the messenger may be a witness against you, and that ye may be witnesses against mankind (22:78)
--So if Allah has given you one label, then why are there so many others?
The Prophet (pbuh) said in his Hadith: there will be 73 sects, all in hellfire except one-The Saved Sect.
Rasul(saw) was asked: who will be the saved sect? He said: Those who practice Islam as it was practiced by me and my companions
Hadith of Prophet (pbuh) confirms this
-Firqa Najia - The saved Sect (one with the right Aqeedah)
-Taifa Masoora - The Mujahideen
-We are called Ahlus Sunnah wal Jammat (this is not bid'ah)
Who are YOU? YOU only pray behind those with correct aqeedah
The Prophet (pbuh) said: Hold fast to my Sunnah
--You need to hold fast to the Sunnah of Prophet (pbuh) & his rightly guided Khalif. ----So when u make hijra, make sure you ask for a Masjid who follow the right Aqeedah. If you are praying behind a person, it means you are following that person (his aqeedah) so it’s important to pray behind the person with the right Aqeedah - ASWJ. Pay zakat/sadaqa only to ASWJ.
Help you one another in Al Birr and At Taqwa (virtue, righteousness and piety); but do not help one another in sin and transgression. And fear Allah. Verily, Allah is Severe in punishment. Surah al-Maidah, (5:2)
--The Prophet (pbuh) said: anybody who gives respect to a person of bidah is helping him destroy Islam
Ibraaheem ibn Maysarah rahima-hullaah mentions: Whoever honours an innovator has aided in the destruction of Islaamal-Laalikaa'ee - Sharh Usool I'tiqaad Ahlis-Sunnah wal-Jamaa'ah (1/139)
Who are YOU? YOU are a Muslim.
--A Muslim is the person who submits to Quran and Sunnah
--Allah called himself al-Mu’min (the only one who gives Imaan)
He is Allah thanWhom there is La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He) the King, the Holy, the One Free from all defects, the Giver of security, the Watcher over His creatures, the All-Mighty, the Compeller, the Supreme. Glory be to Allah! (High is He) above all that they associate as partners with Him. Surah al-Hashr (59:23)
Who are YOU? YOU are the witnesses of Allah ‘tala on earth
The Prophet (pbuh) was with his Sahabahs and a dead body passed by; the Sahabahs said, “What a good man he was,” the Prophet (saws) said, “So shall he be, so shall he be..” Then another dead body passed, the Sahabahs said, “What a wrenched man he was,” the Prophet (saws) said, “So shall he be, so shall he be..”
Who are YOU? YOU are the best Ummah raised up for Mankind
You need to follow the 3 conditions:
1. Enjoin the right
2. Forbid the wrong and
3. Believe in Allah 'tala the proper way
You (true believers in Islamic Monotheism, and real followers of Prophet Muhammad SAW and his Sunnah (legal ways, etc.) are the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind; you enjoin Al-Maroof (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)
--When Musa heard about Ummah of Muhammad, he begged Allah, “Can I join them?” Allah (swt) did not accept his Dua.
--When Jesus begged Allah to join Muhammad's Ummah, Allah accepted his Dua.
Mission of Jesus: to kill the swine, break the cross, kill the gog/magog, kill the dajjal (false god), and abolish the jizya (Make sure you accept Islam before Jesus returns because no jizya will be accepted then)
The reason why they wanted to join the Ummah of Muhammad is because they heard it was the best of Ummah. Half the people of Jannat will be from the Ummah of Prophet (pbuh).
--> Shias slander our beloved Prophet (pbuh) and even slander Allah 'tala
Shias believe that at the time of Mahdi’s return Imam Mahdi will resurrect 'Aisha (Prophet Mohammad’s wife) and execute the law of Hudud on her, for committing Zina (adultery) during her marriage. (Al-Anwar Al-Numaniyah, vol. 1, p. 161, Tafsir al-Shafi, vol. 2, p.108, Haq al-Yaqeen, vol. 2, p. 256, Hayat al-Qulub, vol. 2, p. 611)
Ali Ibn Abi Talib said that he once slept with the prophet Muhammad p.b.u.h and his wife Ayesha in one bed, and under one cover, then the prophet woke up to pray, and left them together [ Ali and Ayesha ] in the same bed, under the same cover" [Bihaar al-Anwar vol. 40, p. 2]
“Allah often lies and does mistakes” [Usool-al-Kafi, page 328, Yacoob Kulayni, Vol. 1]
Abdullah ibn Saba is the Jew who invented Shiasim.
The Messenger of Allah sal Allaahu alayhe wa sallam said: Whoever innovates or accommodates an innovator then upon him is the curse of Allaah, His Angels and the whole of mankind [Bukhari 12/41 and Muslim 9/140]
Who are you? YOU are not supposed to turn a blind eye to any evil for fear of prison.
--Allah commanded the Angels to destroy the Town but start with the righteous Man who never commanded good & forbid evil whenever he saw evil around him. [Hasith- jawaab al kafi]
--All the natural disasters around the world (tsunami, earthquakes, etc) are because they do not command good & forbid evil & carry dawah !!
And fear the Fitnah (affliction and trial, etc.) which affects not in particular (only) those of you who do wrong (but it may afflict all the good and the bad people), and know that Allah is Severe in punishment. (8:25)
--The above Ayah gives the importance of enjoying the right & forbidding the evil - It's an obligatory duty. Allah has commanded us in many other places in Qur’an to enjoin the good & forbid the wrong.
Let there arise out of you a group of people inviting to all that is good (Islam), enjoining Al-Maroof (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)
--If you are a scholar & fear going to jail, then separate yourself and don’t speak, like in the incident of Burooj. But what the Scholars of today do, instead of enjoying good & forbidding wrong, they follow the apostate regime: they call the Mujahideen The Khuwarij !!!
--The Wicked Scholars today slander the righteous Scholars & the Mujahideen. They produce books against righteous Scholars and claim they have Shariah ! You can’t call riba Shariah or Shariah riba
If you hate one of these 3 people, you’re a munafiqh:
1) Just ruler
2) Old Muslim
3) Sincere scholar of Islam
--Those who broke the Sabbath, they were turned into apes and swine and so were those who watched and didn’t forbid the evil !! This was for a MAJOR offense
Say (O Muhammad SAW to the people of the Scripture): "Shall I inform you of something worse than that, regarding the recompense from Allah: those (Jews) who incurred the Curse of Allah and His Wrath, those of whom (some) He transformed into monkeys and swines, Surah al-Maidah 5:60
Why did Allah turn the Jews in to Monkey & Swine? Because unlike other animals the Swine has no shame and Monkeys imitate what they see, but a Muslim says shyness is a part of Imaan.
From Ibn Masood who said that the Prophet (sas) said: "Among that which reached the people from the words of the earlier prophethood: If you feel no shame, then do whatever you wish." (Bukhari)
Verily! The worst of (moving) living creatures with Allah are the deaf and the dumb, those who understand not (i.e. the disbelievers). (8:22)
(ex. Catholic Boy who goes to church, Why didn’t you ask: “How can God be born from the womb of a woman?” Why can’t you think for yourself?)
--Democracy – the masses are asses
“(And) if you differ in anything amongst yourselves, refer it to Allah and His Messenger (SAW), if you believe in Allah and in the Last Day” (4:59)
--When Abu Bakr was the Caliph & some people refuse to pay zakat, Abu Bakr said to fight them. Umar said how can you fight them when they say “La Illaha illah”
Abu Bakr said: When you were a kaafir, you were strong, now you’re in Islam, you’re a wimp!? (khawwaar=whimp)
The 3 days Islam survived:
1) Battle of Badr (Muhammad raised his hands)
2) Abu Bakr fought and killed those who didn’t pay the zakat
3) Ibn Hanbal fought the Mutazalites who claimed the Qur’an was created (its Allah’s speech and His knowledge) (they were infiltrated by the Jews)
Who are you? YOU are the balanced nation !
Thus We have appointed you a middle nation, that ye may be witnesses against mankind, and that the messenger may be a witness against you. 2:143
1) You’re between the Jews and the Christians (one insults Jesus/ other worships Jesus)
-Jews believes Jesus’ mother was a prostitute and he was a false prophet
-Christians believe Jesus is God himself
2) You’re between the spiritualist and materialist
-Spiritualist – always spend time in deen/ masjid
-Materialist – doesn’t go to Jummat because he spends his money on pay day/ spends all his time in the shop making money
When Umar was Caliph, he saw a man was in the masjid and he kicked him out of the masjid because he was a spiritualist; he was always in the masjid and not working
But seek the abode of the Hereafter in that which Allah hath given thee and neglect not thy portion of the world, and be thou kind even as Allah hath been kind to thee, and seek not corruption in the earth; lo! Allah loveth not corrupters, (28: 77)
--The above Ayah is to check-mate the Spiritual person who does not work.
3) You’re between the priest and the gigolo (pne practices celibacy/ other indulges in and goes to therapy for his sex addiction)
-Muslims practice nikkah
Then We caused Our messengers to follow in their footsteps; and We caused Jesus, son of Mary, to follow, and gave him the Gospel, and placed compassion and mercy in the hearts of those who followed him. But monasticism they invented - We ordained it not for them - only seeking Allah's pleasure, and they observed it not with right observance. So We give those of them who believe their reward, but many of them are evil-livers. (57:27)
--YOU practice Monasticism during Ramadan until we break fast (unlike the Priest, who goes to the extreme)
3) You’re between the Qadariyya and Jabriyya (one denies qadr/ the other blames everything on qadr)
-we are in the middle!