Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Notes: Who Are You? (A Balanced Nation)- Shaikh Faisal

Who Are You? (A Balanced Nation)
by Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
(evening dars 4.05.11)

Allah called u the balanced nation-->  Ummatan Wasatan
We are in between all extremes
1) between the Jews and Christians
--Jews say: Jesus was a false prophet (bastard child)
--Christains met at Nicea and elevated Jesus to the level of God
 2) between spiritualist and the materialist
 --Muslims believe in Qadr Allah and do not get upset over this world
 yet they do not abandon this world
 (ex, Story of Salman the Persian and Abu Darda)

But seek, with that (wealth) which Allah has bestowed on you, the home of the Hereafter, and forget not your portion of legal enjoyment in this world, and do good as Allah has been good to you, and seek not mischief in the land. Verily, Allah likes not the Mufsidun (those who commit great crimes and sins, oppressors, tyrants, mischief-makers, corrupts) (28:77).
--Any woman who is patient when her husband takes on a second wife, she will go to Jannah [Hadith]  Umar passed a law that husbands are to go to bed with their wives at least every 4 days [to avoid fitnah]
And they (women) have rights similar to those (of men) over them in kindness, and men are a degree above them. Allah is Mighty, Wise. (2:228)

3) between the jabriyaa(the fatalist) and the qadriyya(one who denies qadr)
Qadariyyah=denies Qadr
6 pillars of eeman
 1. to believe in Allah
 2. his angels
 3. his books
 4. his prophets and messengers
 5. judgment day
 6. qadr
The Angel Jibril Came to Muhammad (saw) and asked 5 questions: Wat is islam, Wat is eeman? Wat is ihsan? When is judgement day? and Wat r the signs b4 judgement day?  Prophet Muhammad, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him was able to answer all except 1

Qadriyyah deny Qadr thus he negates one condition of eeman
Jabriyyah are fatalist, exaggerate with their belief in Qadr
(ex. the one who stole and blamed qadr, Umar responded by punishing him for both stealing and lying)
And if ye fear a breach between them twain (the man and wife), appoint an arbiter from his folk and an arbiter from her folk. If they desire amendment Allah will make them of one mind. Lo! Allah is ever Knower, Aware. (4:35)
They who are idolaters will say: Had Allah willed, we had not ascribed (unto Him) partners neither had our fathers, nor had we forbidden aught. Thus did those who were before them give the lie (to Allah's messengers) (6:148)
 --> The sunnah of the prophet is to send ppl to debate them and disgrace them
 so that their dodgy aqeedah is exposed to the Muslims  (ex. How Ali delt with the Khawarij)

Aishah (RA) said: “When we would have our menses during the lifetime of the Prophet, we were ordered to make up the days of fasting that we had missed but were not ordered to make up the prayers that we had missed.”(Sahih Al-Bukhari)
--Khwarij have a lot of issues, they think they are so very pious , they have created many innovations (such as making up prayers missed during menstruation)
-- ppl with dodgy aqeedahs do not have a constant beliefs, they are confused.com
(a coktail of all sort of innovated ideas/beliefs and they have the disease of hypocrisy changing according to who they are with, opportunistic and exploitative)

4) we are not sufi, khwarij or murji.  we are a balance and we worship Allah with a combination of:  love - fear - hope
--Sufis worship Allah because "they love Allah" (they are often evil in character because they do not fear Allah)
 --Khwarij worship Allah fanatically because they fear Him
 --Murji have incessant hope in All;ah without fullfilling wat he has commended

 5) we do not indulge in shirk (associating partners with Him in worship)
 --those who insult Muhammad, punishment is death
 --if u insult Allah, Rasul, or Quran, u r a kaafir (ur head is gone)
 (but if u hand urself b4 we catch u and make tawbah, upto the imam as to wether to execute u)
And verily it hath been revealed unto thee as unto those before thee (saying): If thou ascribe a partner to Allah thy work will fail and thou indeed wilt be among the losers. (39:65)
Lo! Allah forgiveth not that a partner should be ascribed unto Him. He forgiveth (all) save that to whom He will. Whoso ascribeth partners to Allah, he hath indeed invented a tremendous sin. (4:48)

--the excuse of ignorance cannot be given for shirk), there is no excuse for the shirk of ibadah
Surely, they have disbelieved who say: "Allah is the Messiah ['Iesa (Jesus)], son of Maryam (Mary)." But the Messiah ['Iesa (Jesus)] said: "O Children of Israel! Worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord." Verily, whosoever sets up partners in worship with Allah, then Allah has forbidden Paradise for him, and the Fire will be his abode . And for the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers) there are no helpers. (5:72)  Surely, disbelievers are those who said: "Allah is the third of the three (in a Trinity)." But there is no ilah (god) (none who has the right to be worshipped) but One Ilah (God -Allah). And if they cease not from what they say, verily, a painful torment will befall the disbelievers among them (5:73)
And (remember) when your Lord brought forth from the Children of Adam, from their loins, their seed (or from Adam's loin his offspring) and made them testify as to themselves (saying): "Am I not your Lord?" They said: "Yes! We testify," lest you should say on the Day of Resurrection: "Verily, we have been unaware of this.” (7:172) Or lest you should say: "It was only our fathers afortime who took others as partners in worship along with Allah, and we were (merely their) descendants after them; will You then destroy us because of the deeds of men who practised Al-Batil (i.e. polytheism and committing crimes and sins, invoking and worshipping others besides Allah)?" (Tafsir At-Tabari). (7:173)

 -- do not shift blame on ur parents (or anyone else) on judgement day
 -- it is incumbent on everyone (wether born muslim or kaafir) to find out the truth
 (all the ppl living today are part of the Ummah of Muhammad, they choose either to join it or fight it)
 "By Him (Allah) in Whose Hand Muhammad's soul is, there is none from amongst the Jews and the Christians (of these present nations) who hears about me and then dies without believing in the Message with which I have been sent (i.e. tawheed), but he will be from the dwellers of the (Hell) Fire." Hadith - Saheeh Muslim, vol. 1, no. 284
Lo! Those who disbelieve Our revelations, We shall expose them to the Fire. As often as their skins are consumed We shall exchange them for fresh skins that they may taste the torment. Lo! Allah is ever Mighty, Wise. (4:56)