Friday, May 13, 2011

Invalidations of Actions (2) - Shaikh Faisal

Invalidations of Actions (part 2 of 4)
By Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
(evening dars: 5.13.11)

You need your pious deeds because ALLAH said "Those whose scales are heavy with pious deeds, will live in Paradise; those whose scales are light, will go to the Blazing Fire"

1. Shirk
If you commit major shirk, all of your pious deeds are nullified
--Christians do shirk, as do those who pray to the inhabitants to the graves, those Shias who worship Ali and
--Hasan and Hussein, etc. (mushrik)

And indeed it has been revealed to you (O Muhammad), as it was to those (Allah's Messengers) before you: "If you join others in worship with Allah, (then) surely (all) your deeds will be in vain, and you will certainly be among the losers." 39:65

2. Apostasy

--the eating of camel meat, urinating, etc., BREAKS your wudu
--APOSTASY breaks your wudu, as well
--when an apostate comes back to Islam, he must do ghusl

Apostasy nullifies your pious deeds >>> 2:217

They ask you concerning fighting in the Sacred Months (i.e. 1st, 7th, 11th and 12th months of the Islamic calendar). Say, "Fighting therein is a great (transgression) but a greater (transgression) with Allah is to prevent mankind from following the Way of Allah, to disbelieve in Him, to prevent access to Al-Masjid-al-Haram (at Makkah), and to drive out its inhabitants, and Al-Fitnah is worse than killing. And they will never cease fighting you until they turn you back from your religion (Islamic Monotheism) if they can. And whosoever of you turns back from his religion and dies as a disbeliever, then his deeds will be lost in this life and in the Hereafter, and they will be the dwellers of the Fire. They will abide therein forever. 2:217

3. Hypocrisy
--the Munafiqh is not sure about his faith

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

And nothing prevents their contributions from being accepted from them except that they disbelieved in Allah and in His Messenger (Muhammad SAW); and that they came not to As-Salat (the prayer) except in a lazy state; and that they offer not contributions but unwillingly. 9:54

When Munafiqh spend 'for the sake of ALLAH,' they do not spend willingly, but unwillingly:

--Salat ul Fajr, Ramadan, Zakah, Jihad = all these acts are burdens for them
--so the munafiqh deeds are nullified because they have doubts about their faith

4. To show off
--doing good deeds to impress others means that your intentions are impure; your deeds are nullified

The Rasul said 'on Judgment Day, a great scholar, fighter, and spender will come....
The scholar had knowledge in order to show off; he will be dragged on his face and will be thrown into the fire

The fighter will be asked by ALLAH on why he fought -- he will say for the sake of ALLAH
--but indeed he fought to be called a braveheart,

--the spender spent not for the sake of ALLAH but he spent to be called kind-hearted
--these 3 people had impure intentions; they had ulterior motives behind their deeds
--“riya” (showing off) is the opposite of Ikhlas

HADITH OF THE ANT: The Noble Prophet Muhammad SAW said: "Ash-Shirk-al-Khafi in the Muslim nation is more inconspicuous than the creeping of black ant on black rock in the pitch-darkness of the night." And this inconspicuous Shirk is expiated by saying thrice the following sentences within a day and a night: "O Allah! I take Your refuge from that I should ascribe anything as partner in Your worship, being conscious of that, and I beg Your pardon for that sin which I am not aware of."

5. When you do charity, then follow it up with injury 2:264

--when you spend for the sake of ALLAH, don’t keep reminding a person about your charity:
--this nullifies your sadaqah

The 7 people under the shade of the Day of Judgment:
--the Rasul said "7 people will be under the shade on Judgment day when there will be no shade but the Shade of ALLAH:

1. A just ruler

O you who believe! Do not render in vain your Sadaqah (charity) by reminders of your generosity or by injury, like him who spends his wealth to be seen of men, and he does not believe in Allah, nor in the Last Day
2. A youth who grew up in the deen and did not go into jahiliyiah

His likeness is the likeness of a smooth rock on which is a little dust; on it falls heavy rain, which leaves it bare. They are not able to do anything with what they have earned. And Allah does not guide the disbelieving people. 2:264

3. A man who which a pretty woman asked to sleep with, but he refused because he feared ALLAH
--a pretty woman because its much tougher to resist a pretty woman, more noble

4. a person who locks himself up in his room and does Dhikr until he cries

Narrated by Abu Hurairah & collected in Sahih al-Bukhari (English trans.) vol.1, p.356, no.629 & Sahih Muslim English trans) vol.2, p.493, no.2248

5. A person whose heart is connected to the masjid

6. A person whenever he or she gives charity with the right hand, the left hand doesn’t know about it
--he conceals the deed
--they did not follow up their gifts with reminders and injury

7. Two people who love each other for the sake of ALLAH that met each other in the dunya for that purpose

Narrated by Abu Hurairah & collected in Sahih al-Bukhari (English trans.) vol.1, p.356, no.629 & Sahih Muslim English trans.) Vol.2, p.493, No.2248
There are seven whom Allah ill shade in His Shade on the Day when there is no shade except His Shade: a just ruler; a youth who grew up in the worship of Allah, the Mighty and Majestic; a man whose heart is attached to the mosques; two men who love each other for Allah's sake, meeting for that and parting upon that; a man who is called by a woman of beauty and position [for illegal intercourse], but be says: 'I fear Allah', a man who gives in charity and hides it, such that his left hand does not know what his right hand gives in charity; and a man who remembered Allah in private and so his eyes shed tears.'

2 eyes which the hellfire can never burn: the eyes that watch the borders of the Islamic state

--the eyes that cry for the fear of ALLAH

6. To deny Qadr (Qadariyya)

--when Ibn Abbaas was alive, some people complained to him saying
--'there are some Muslims who don’t believe in Qadr'

He, Gabriel said: “Now tell me about Iman.” He replied: “It means that you should believe in Allah (swt), His angels, His books, His messengers, and the Last Day, and that you should believe in the decreeing both of good and evil.” (Narrated by Muslim)

Qadr - predestination by ALLAH

Ibn Abbaas said 'take me to them so I can cut out their eyes and so I can cut off their nose:

--do not bury them with the Muslims because they deny Qadr'

7. To keep missing your Asr Salah

--if you’re at work, its better you join your prayers than to miss it
--the Hanafis do not allow this, but the Hanbalis do

2:238 <<< the importance of Asr prayer

Guard strictly (five obligatory) As-Salawat (the prayers) especially the middle Salat (i.e. the best prayer - 'Asr). And stand before Allah with obedience (and do not speak to others during the Salat prayers). 2:238

The Rasul said 'that is the salah of the munafiqh (three times)” and
--‘The munafiqh denies his Asr until it is almost Maghrib time"
--those who don't allow Muslims to join their prayers, they are making a burden on them
--Allah tala never meant for the deen to be a burden
--the Hanbalis allow the joining of the prayers when you are bus or a traveler

Ta-Ha. [These letters are one of the miracles of the Quran, and none but Allah (Alone) knows their meanings.]

We have not sent down the Quran unto you (O Muhammad SAW) to cause you distress 20:1 /2 (2:185)

--if you're in a car and it's raining, you can pray (even in a plane, train = Allah tala wants ease for us)

--the Rasool (saws) prayed on top of his horse (there was mud on the ground)
--they try to say his salah was Sunnah (they say it to be the deen a burden on us)...

Allah intends for you ease and He does not want to make things difficult for you. (He wants that you) must complete the same number (of days), and that you must magnify Allah [i.e. to say Takbir (Allahu-Akbar; Allah is the Most Great) on seeing the crescent of the months of Ramadan and Shawwal] for having guided you so that you may be grateful to Him. 2:185

--there is NO evidence for what they are saying: see Al Baqarah 115
--wherever you turn your face, you will find the face of your Lord
--so if traveling and you can't turn east, it's ok: YOUR INTENTION IS ACCEPTED

And to Allah belong the east and the west, so wherever you turn yourselves or your faces there is the Face of Allah (and He is High above, over His Throne). Surely! Allah is All-Sufficient for His creatures' needs, All-Knowing. 2:115

--Hanbali fiqh is the most accurate
--so you have no excuse NOT to pray because Allah 'tala didn't make it a burden for us
--if you visit another country, you join your prayers for the whole month you're gone
--travel: 2 Sunnah before Fajr and Witr

Ibn Abbaas said: “Are you trying to teach me the deen?” then he postponed Maghrib till Isha (he combined)

--if he did combine, so can we!
--we can pray salah before the dars

SAHIH MUSLIM, Book 8, Number 1515: Ibn 'Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) observed the noon and afternoon prayers together, and the sunset and Isha' prayers together without being in a state of fear or in a state of journey

--Hanafis do not believe in joining so they make the deen a burden on us
--but Ibn Hanbal knew to make it easy for us not to miss our salah
--Umar allowed a man to join prayers when the man was busy baking bread
--same for woman entertaining guests
--heart surgeon, for example is permitted to join his prayers (or per Ibn Hanbal, to pray early)

SAHIH MUSLIM, Book 4, Number 1524: 'Abdullah b. Shaqiq al-'Uqaili reported: A person said to Ibn 'Abbas (as he delayed the prayer): Prayer. He kept silence. He again said: Prayer. He again kept silence, and he again cried: Prayer. He again kept silence and said: May you be deprived of your mother, do you teach us about prayer? We used to combine two prayers during the life of the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him)

--Hanafi might tell you to stop the operation ... that is not making the deen easy
--Ibn Abbaas ... said, "May you be deprived of your mother"
--Maghrib time and he was ignored by Ibn Abbaas - we combined prayers in the time of the Rasool (saws)

"ALLAH wants for you ease and comfort, ALLAH does not want for your difficulties" 2:185

If ALLAH is telling you in 2:185 that, then why do you make the deen a burden on yourselves?

8. To entertain bad ideas about ALLAH ‘tala

--you’re not allowed to entertain bad ideas about ALLAH because it nullifies your pious deeds

Hadith: "A man said 'ALLAH will never forgive so and so" - ALLAH said 'Who are you to assume I wont forgive such a person? I've already forgiven him for his sins, and as for you IVE nullified all of your pious deeds for you statement" Sahih Muslim, Book 32, #6350

--this is proof that to entertain bad ideas about ALLAH nullifies your deeds

9. To raise your voice above the voice of the Prophet PBUH

Hadith Qudsi 31: A man said: By Allah, Allah will not forgive So-and-so. At this Allah the Almighty said: Who is he who swears by Me that I will not forgive So-and-so? Verily I have forgiven So-and-so and have nullified your [own good] deeds (or as he said [it]).

O you who believe! Raise not your voices above the voice of the Prophet (SAW), nor speak aloud to him in talk as you speak aloud to one another, lest your deeds may be rendered fruitless while you perceive not. 49:2

Narrated Jundab: The Messenger of Allah said: “A man said: By Allah! Allah will not forgive so-and-so! So Allah Almighty said: Who is he who swore by Me that I will not forgive so-and-so? I have forgiven him and nullified your good deeds.” [Sahih Muslim, Book 32, #6350]

--if you come to the masjid wearing a gold ring, and someone told you that the Rasul said it is haraam and you say "but what if.." (if you dispute),
--this is raising your voice above the voice of the Rasool PBUH
--when the Rasul gives you Hukum, you’re not allowed to argue with it

An-Nisa - But no, by your Lord, they can have no Faith, until they make you (O Muhammad SAW) judge in all disputes between them, and find in themselves no resistance against your decisions, and accept (them) with full submission. (65)

--If you were a true believer and someone told you that Gold is haraam, you would never say 'but, if, what if, etc.
--It is not right to have your own opinion when the matter is already decided

Hadith of the 2 eyes that will not burn: It is related in the Sunan that "a day spent in ribaat in the way of God is better than thousand days spent elsewhere." He has said, "Two eyes will not be touched by the fire: the eye that has wept out of fear for God and the eye that has spent the night on the watch in the way of God." Al-Tirmidhi has said about this tradition that it is good (hasan). In the Musnad of Ahmad ibn Hanbal we find: "A night spent on the watch in the way of God is better than a thousand nights and days spent in nightly vigils and fasting."

“How wonderful is the affair of the believer, for all of it is good, and that applies to no one except the believer. If something good happens to him he gives thanks, and that is good for him, and if something bad befalls him he bears it with patience and that is good for him.” [Narrated by Muslim, 2999]

It is not for a believer, man or woman, when Allâh and His Messenger have decreed a matter that they should have any option in their decision. And whoever disobeys Allâh and His Messenger, he has indeed strayed in to a plain error. (Al-Ahzab 33:36)

In the time of the Rasul PBUH, a man went to the prophet PBUH for a verdict
--the same was not satisfied and went to Abu Bakr
--Abu Bakr said 'did you ask the Prophet?' The man said, ‘yes’
--Abu Bakr drove him away
--then the man went to Umar and asked him for his verdict
--Umar replied 'did you ask the Prophet?' the man said 'yes but I want your opinion'
--Umar came back and chopped off his head: THAT was his opinion
--no one disputed the action of Umar (ra) at this incident, ALLAH revealed 4:65

But no, by your Lord, they can have no Faith, until they make you (O Muhammad SAW) judge in all disputes between them, and find in themselves no resistance against your decisions, and accept (them) with full submission. 4:65

10. Bid'ah

Bid'ah (cursed innovations)
Bid'ah nullifies your pious deeds--- if you were sincere you will use SUNNAH to fight Bid'ah

--some people do the opposite, they use bid'ah to fight Sunnah

--an example of bid'ah ::: the Shia athan
--another example of bid'ah : to recite the Qur'an over dead bodies ( in the indo-pak community they do this )
--another example of bid'ah : to wear the Qur'an around your neck for protection
--another example : khatam (celebrating death anniversary)

If you want to be protected by the Qur'an, you have to recite the Qur'an, not wear it

The Rasul PBUH said 'He who introduces a new thing into this matter of ours, it will be rejected'

--The Rasul said ' Those of you who will live long will encounter many newly invented matters'

ALLAH asks the people of bid'ah a very important question in Surah 49:16

Say: "Will you inform Allah about your religion? While Allah knows all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth, and Allah is All-Aware of everything. 49:16

11. To do haraam in secret
--some people will come with good deeds like a mountain but they will be like scattered dust:
--these are the people who do haraam in secret (found in Hadith)

12. To take pleasure in seeing the killing of the believers
--to cheer for the kuffar during jihad, to cheer for the crusaders: THIS nullifies your pious deeds

--it proves your allegiance is to the kuffar, not the to believers

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

--if your allegiance is to the kuffar, ALL your pious deeds are nullified

7 Conditions of Shahadah:
1. Knowledge of the Shahadah
2. Yaqeen -- You cannot doubt your Shahadah
3. Believe in your heart and testify w/ your tongue [Abu Taalib’s plight]
4. Surrender to Qur’an and Sunnah
5. Sidq [condemns all shades of falsehood]
6. Singularity of devotion
7. Al walaa wal baraa [loving and hating for the sake of Allah swt]

If you love the enemies of Islam, you have no Al Wala Wal Barra, if you simply SIT in a gathering where Islam is ridiculed (ALLAH and his Rasul) you become a kaafir yourself, if you do not do anything or leave An Nisa 4:140

and see also

And it has already been revealed to you in the Book (this Quran) that when you hear the Verses of Allah being denied and mocked at, then sit not with them, until they engage in a talk other than that; (but if you stayed with them) certainly in that case you would be like them. Surely, Allah will collect the hypocrites and disbelievers all together in Hell. 4:140

13. To spy for the kuffar

And never (O Muhammad SAW) pray (funeral prayer) for any of them (hypocrites) who dies, nor stand at his grave. Certainly they disbelieved in Allah and His Messenger, and died while they were Fasiqun (rebellious, - disobedient to Allah and His Messenger SAW). 9:84

HADITH OF TAKING OFF THE WOMAN’S CLOTHES: Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 314: Narrated Sad bin 'Ubaida: Abu Abdur-Rahman who was one of the supporters of Uthman said to Abu Talha who was one of the supporters of Ali, "I perfectly know what encouraged your leader (i.e. 'Ali) to shed blood. I heard him saying: Once the Prophet sent me and Az-Zubair saying, 'Proceed to such-and-such Ar-Roudah (place) where you will find a lady whom Hatib has given a letter. So when we arrived at Ar-Roudah, we requested the lady to hand over the letter to us She said, 'Hatib has not given me any letter.' We said to her. 'Take out the letter or else we will strip off your clothes.' So she took it out of her braid.

^^^When Umar wanted to chop off the head of the spy, the Prophet did not dispute this
--but the Prophet forgave the spy because he participated in jihad (Battle of Badr)
--all Sahabahs, (who fought this battle) will be in Paradise

The MI5 found many, many Deobandi Muslims very willing to spy on Muslims in Blackburn
--this shows that the Deobandi are in bed with the taghoot

Those Muslims think it’s just another job to spy on Muslims
--this is because in the Tablighi Jammat, they don’t teach kufr but taghoot

The MI5 were so swamped with so many Muslims willing to spy:
--they had to turn some of them down!

Prophet's dua at Battle of Badr:

"Oh ALLAH if you cause this small batch of Muslims to be destroyed, no one on this earth will be left on this earth to worship you"

Abu Jahl made a dua to ALLAH at the Battle of Badr, as well (not to his pagan gods):
--if I was good to my family, please give me victory

To believe in ALLAH is nothing special, what makes it special is to REJECT the taghoot

Taghoot: icon for a false religion (example: Mother Teresa, ex); the kaafir army, capitalism, democracy, etc

There is no compulsion in religion. Verily, the Right Path has become distinct from the wrong path. Whoever disbelieves in Taghut and believes in Allah, then he has grasped the most trustworthy handhold that will never break. And Allah is All-Hearer, All-Knower. 2:256

DEMOCRACY = “demons have gone crazy”

Those who believe, fight in the Cause of Allah, and those who disbelieve, fight in the cause of Taghut (Satan, etc.). So fight you against the friends of Shaitan (Satan); Ever feeble indeed is the plot of Shaitan (Satan). 4:76

Those of you who joined the French, British, American army: you have become KUFFAR

If you fight underneath their banner, you’re a kaafir

You can only fight under the banner of Islam