Thursday, April 28, 2011

Notes: Word Games of the Shaitan - Shaikh Faisal

Tafseer Surah Baqarah: (The Word Game of the Shaitan)
By Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
(morning dars 4.28.11)

Surah Baqarah
30. And (remember) when your Lord said to the angels: "Verily, I am going to place (mankind) generations after generations on earth." They said: "Will You place therein those who will make mischief therein and shed blood, - while we glorify You with praises and thanks (Exalted be You above all that they associate with You as partners) and sanctify You." He (Allah) said: "I know that which you do not know."

--Angels wanted to know ‘what was the hikmah behind putting man (w/a free will) on earth’
--Allah replied ' I know what you do not'
--The Angels were able to speak with certainty that man will spread mischief and shed blood if man was allowed to roam earth with a free will
--The Angels used Qiyaas/Analogy of the Jinns who were here 2000 years before man and created mischief/bloodshed
-- The Angels used the Analogy of the Jinns' free will compared to Man's free will and came to the conclusion That Man will misappropriate their free will as the Jinns had done
Qiyaas = analogy
--Angels said 'if you create another being and give them free will, like you did to the jinns, man will behave exactly like the jinns and will misappropriate their will
--Allah replied ‘ Surely I know that which ye know not’
--Allah said, ‘I will not leave man in the lurch, I will not abandon man I will sent Prophets and Messengers and books of guidance'
--Among man there will be good people as well.  This is the meaning of the statement
' I know that which you know not'

Surah Baqarah
31. And He taught Adam all the names (of everything) , then He showed them to the angels and said, "Tell Me the names of these if you are truthful."
32. They (angels) said: "Glory be to You, we have no knowledge except what you have taught us. Verily, it is You, the All-Knower, the All-Wise."
33. He said: "O Adam! Inform them of their names," and when he had informed them of their names, He said: "Did I not tell you that I know the Ghaib (unseen) in the heavens and the earth, and I know what you reveal and what you have been concealing?"

--The Angels used to believe that they are the most knowledgeable of ALLAH's creation
--So ALLAH taught Adam the names of everything then ALLAH asked the Angels 'tell me the names of these things if you are truthful to your claim'
--The Angels said ' Glorified are YOU, we have know ilm, (knowledge) except the knowledge you have given to us, verily it YOU who is the all Knower, the ALL Wise'
--The Angels were unable to their names, but Adam succeeded b/c ALLAH taught Adam these names

1. He created Adam with his own 2 hands out of respect for Adam (as)
--3 things ALLAH created with his 2 hands: The pen, The Arsh(throne) and Adam (as)
2. He blew into him the soul
3. He taught him the names of all things on the heavens
4. He put him in Heaven to live
5. He commanded the Angels to bow down to Adam

Surah Baqarah
34. And (remember) when We said to the angels: "Prostrate yourselves before Adam.". And they prostrated except Iblis (Satan), he refused and was proud and was one of the disbelievers (disobedient to Allah).

--When Adam the ground, without yet a soul, Ibliss spat on him and kicked him, similar to sibling rivalry, a new kid who is given a lot of love and attention, the older kid may hate it
--the first thing Adam did when he was created was to sneezeHe was taught to say 'Alhamdulillah'
--the Angels who heard said yarhamukallah
--the Angels were commanded to bow down to Adam so the Angels bowed down, obeying ALLAH's command, but Iblis who was amongst them did not and so became a kaafir
--Iblis did not deny the existence of ALLAH, but he still became a kaafir because he refused to obey ALLAH

--If you obey the Shariah of ALLAH, you obey and worship ALLAH
--(there are 25 things that make a person become a kaafir, see previous lecture)
--If you obey the Shariah of man, you obey and worship Ibliss
--When you obey manmade isms/schisms and prefer this over the Shariah of ALLAH, this makes you a kaafir.  this is the shirk of obedience
--the one who legislates according to his own desires, this is the shirk of legislation
--the one who refuses to obey Allah, this is the shirk of rebellion
--If you are not practicing, you are a KAAFIR
But if they repent, perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat) and give Zakat, then they are your brethren in religion. (In this way) We explain the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) in detail for a people who know. (9:11)

2 major shirks: 1) Shirk of Hakimiyya (shirk of legislating) and 2) Shirk of Obedience
--the one who legislates is kaafir, and the one who obeys him is kaafir
When those who were followed, disown (declare themselves innocent of) those who followed (them), and they see the torment, then all their relations will be cut off from them. (2:166)
--The pagan Arabs used to eat the animals that died naturally, and they used to try making a mockery of the Muslims who were not permitted to eat this by trying to get them to eat it
--they used to say "come and eat this meat, it is ALLAH who killed it for us"
--so Allah revealed [6:121] explaining your Shariah (your obedience) is your ibadah (worship)
Eat not (O believers) of that (meat) on which Allah's Name has not been pronounced (at the time of the slaughtering of the animal), for sure it is Fisq (a sin and disobedience of Allah). And certainly, the Shayatin (devils) do inspire their friends (from mankind) to dispute with you, and if you obey them [by making Al-Maytatah (a dead animal) legal by eating it], then you would indeed be Mushrikun (polytheists) [because they (devils and their friends) made lawful to you to eat that which Allah has made unlawful to eat and you obeyed them by considering it lawful to eat, and by doing so you worshipped them, and to worship others besides Allah is polytheism]. (6:121)
--your Shariah is your Ibadah
--if you follow the Sharia of ALLAH, you worship ALLAH
--if you obey ANY other Sharia, you are obeying and worshipping Ibliss
--A lot of shaykhs will not tell you about the shirk of hakimiyya
--they permit you to follow man-made Shariah
--if you obey man-made Shariah, you are GUILTY of worshiping Ibliss

Surah Baqarah
35. And We said: "O Adam! Dwell you and your wife in the Paradise and eat both of you freely with pleasure and delight of things therein as wherever you will, but come not near this tree or you both will be of the Zalimun (wrong-doers)."

--ALLAH put Adam and Eve in the Garden
--They were not in Paradise, they were in heaven
-The person who translated the Qur’an made a mistake, by saying Adad/Eve were in Paradise
Paradise= Jannati Aden
Heaven= Jannah
Differences between heaven and Paradise
1) When you are in Paradise, you can never be thrown out
--If Adam and Eve were in Paradise, they would have never been thrown out
2) no one is allowed into Paradise before Muhammad(saw)
--Allah says ' I have prepared for my righteous servant’
--there are things there ‘which no man has seen'
3) Ibliss has no influence on what takes place in Paradise

--What Tree did Allah tell Adam to abstain from? The scholars of Islam differ on this
--In Christianity, they say apple treeWe don’t believe that - That is not our creed
--Allah just said 'tree' and he did not specify what tree it was, therefore we leave it as the 'forbidden tree'
--The Rasul said 'don’t believe in the sayings of Jew and don’t reject them' because sometimes they can be right, sometimes they can be wrong
Jews to Aisha there is punishment in the grave: Narrated Masruq: 'Aisha said that a Jewess came to her and mentioned the punishment in the grave, saying to her, "May Allah protect you from the punishment of the grave" 'Aisha then asked Allah's Apostle about the punishment of the grave He said, "Yes, (there is) punishment in the grave" 'Aisha added, "After that I never saw Allah's Apostle but seeking refuge with Allah from the punishment in the grave in every prayer he prayed" [Sahih Bukhari Book: 23, Hadith: 454]

Surah Ta-Ha (Surah 20)
116. And (remember) when We said to the angels: "Prostrate yourselves to Adam." They prostrated (all) except Iblis (Satan), who refused.
117. Then We said: "O Adam! Verily, this is an enemy to you and to your wife. So let him not get you both out of Paradise, so that you be distressed in misery.
118. Verily, you have (a promise from Us) that you will never be hungry therein nor naked.
119. And you (will) suffer not from thirst therein nor from the sun's heat.
120. Then Shaitan (Satan) whispered to him, saying : "O Adam! Shall I lead you to the Tree of Eternity and to a kingdom that will never waste away?"
121. Then they both ate of the tree, and so their private parts appeared to them, and they began to stick on themselves the leaves from Paradise for their covering. Thus did Adam disobey his Lord, so he went astray

--Ibliss refused to bow down to Adam
--Allah said, THIS is your enemy (didn't mention Iblis' name)
--Allah said, "You will never be hungry or naked (in heaven)"
--But Allah told Adam if he obeyed Ibliss and didn’t obey Him (Allah), he would suffer
--Allah addressed Adam because as a man he was in a more responsible position
Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allah has made one of them to excel the other, and because they spend (to support them) from their means (4:34)
--Shaitan uses his courtesy to hide his treachery: "Shall I not lead you to a tree if only you eat from there you will rule forever"
--Iblis called the tree, a tree of eternal life (when he wants to you to accept haraam - he gives a beautiful name to it)
Shajaratul khuld = tree of eternal life

--if haraam is called w/ a beautiful name, the haraam will appear acceptable to you
--Satan convinced Adam(as) to eat from the forbidden tree, similarly he convinced the people of yemen to worship the Sun (Major Shirk)
"I found a woman ruling over them, and she has been given all things that could be possessed by any ruler of the earth, and she has a great throne. (27:24)
--eg. a “bastard child” is called a "love child” - that is really a "lust child" to make it seem acceptable
--eg. "prostitution" is called "the game" (women giving men zina for money)
--It is no game, many prostitutes are killed every year
--JACK THE RIPPER- He was a Free Mason so his identity is kept secret!  These ppl enjoy special privileges and immunity from the law
--THE YORSHIRE RIPPER - IPSWICH STRANGLER (2005)- He killed approx 6 women.  The family cried because the prostitute died and she was paying the family's bills
--it used to be gay= happy-go-lucky person now a “homosexual” is called “gay”
--"mafia man" is now called a "wise guy”/ "adultery" is called an "affair"
--Allah(swt) never  gave us the name of the tree but Iblis gave it a name: "Tree of Eternal Life"
--Since we fear death, Iblis made Adam an offer that he couldn't refuse: "if you eat from this tree, you will live forever"
--ADAM didn’t realize his offer was a FAKE.  Iblis told us his offers are always fake:
And Shaitan (Satan) will say when the matter has been decided: "Verily, Allah promised you a promise of truth. And I too promised you, but I betrayed you. I had no authority over you except that I called you, so you responded to me. So blame me not, but blame yourselves. I cannot help you, nor can you help me. I deny your former act in associating me (Satan) as a partner with Allah (by obeying me in the life of the world). Verily, there is a painful torment for the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers, etc.)." (14:22)
--Why did ADAM eat from the haraam tree?
--Iblis said “wallahi,” Adam didn't expect anyone to say “wallahi” and lie about it.  He was naive
--Allah addressed Adam when he took them out of heaven because Men are in a more responsible position
--The burden to provide food, clothing and shelter is on man not woman
Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allah has made one of them to excel the other, and because they spend (to support them) from their means. (4:34)
--You need to know AQEEDAH, in order to understand differences between certain words: Messenger/Prophet, Heaven/Paradise, Arsh/Kursi, etc…
--Iblis has influence over “Heaven but not “Paradise”
--All Animals refused to accept iblis to possess them, the only animal that agreed to let ibliss take over his body was the snake
--IBN KATHIR said snakes have declared war on humans
--Rasool (saws) said kill the snake wherever you find it
--they even attack babies (dogs don't do that)
-- Audhubillah = repeat it 3x (to get rid of the snake)

Surah Baqarah
35. And We said: "O Adam! Dwell you and your wife in the Paradise and eat both of you freely with pleasure and delight of things therein as wherever you will, but come not near this tree or you both will be of the Zalimun (wrong-doers)."
36. Then the Shaitan (Satan) made them slip therefrom (the Paradise), and got them out from that in which they were. We said: "Get you down, all, with enmity between yourselves. On earth will be a dwelling place for you and an enjoyment for a time."

--The Shaitan caused both Adam and Eve to slip, he tricked them both
--he gave the tree a beautiful name: “tree of eternal youth”
he knew that Man is afraid of death, so he gave him an offer he could not refuse
--Shaitan said ‘ Wallahi I am telling the truth’, Adam was na├»ve, imagining no can lie after they say “wallahi” so Adam believed in Shaitan’s lie
--Adam sinned.  The Rasul(saw) told us that on DOJ when we ask for intercession of the Prophets, we will begin with Adam(as), Adam will remember his sin, and when Adam remembers his sin, he will say "I cannot intercede for you, go to another prophet"
Then Adam will remember his sin and feel ashamed thereof. He will say, 'Go to Noah, for he was the first Apostle, Allah sent to the inhabitants of the earth.' They will go to him and Noah will say, 'I am not fit for this undertaking.' [Bukhari]
--whenever a person wants to control you, corrupt you, manipulate you, they study your mentality (psychologists, humanists, psychiatrists)
--politicians consult these people and decide how to draw up their laws accordingly to control you
--so whenever you want to manipulate a person, you have to study their mentality, learn their weaknesses
--Ibliss sought out Adam's weakness, the weakness of man was the fear of death
--therefore Shaitan named the tree, 'the tree of eternal life'
--Ibliss made up this name, ALLAH never designated this name for the tree
--Also In life, people will say Wallahi and still lie to you as Ibliss did to Adam (especially when it comes to dunya matters)
--ALLAH tells you, expect in life for people to hide behind Wallahi'
When the hypocrites come to you (O Muhammad), 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. They have made their oaths a screen (for their hypocrisy). Thus they hinder (men) from the Path of Allah. Verily, evil is what they used to do. (63:1-2)
--The Rasul(saw) said 'A believer is not bitten in the same hole twice'
A believer is not bitten from the same hole twice [Bukhari/ Muslim]
--When a hadith is found in both Bukhari and Muslim it is called “Agreed upon”
--So if you are conned by a munafiqh twice, we wont make Takfir on you, but you got a PROBLEM!
--Ibliss was no different, when he was in the Garden with Adam(as) and Adam was hesitant to eat from the haraam tree, Shaitan said “Wallahi I am telling the truth”
--that touched a nerve with Adam, as it does with all believers and he fell into the trap and destroyed Adam’s future in the garden
--When Musa(as) learnt abt this, he cudnt cope with it!
--So he argued with Adam and Adam won the argument because this was Allah’s plan.  We were not intended to dwell in heaven forever but to be Allah’s Khalifa on earth
Rasul(saw) said, "Adam and Moses argued with each other. Moses said to Adam, 'You are Adam whose mistake expelled us from Heaven.' Adam said to him, 'You are Moses whom Allah selected as His Messenger and as the one to whom He spoke directly; yet you blame me for a thing which had already been written in my fate before my creation?' [Sahih Bukhari 4:621, Narrated Abu Huraira]
Rasul(saw) said twice, This is how Adam came the better of Moses and Adam came the better of Moses. So Adam won the argument with Moosa.” [Narrated by Muslim, 2652]

***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.