Thursday, May 12, 2011

Invalidations of Actions - Shaikh Faisal

Invalidations of Actions (part 1 of 4)
Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
(evening dars 5.12.11)

It's important that you safe-guard your pious deeds:
--they are the only currency that will be accepted by ALLAH on the Day of Judgment

1. Major Shirk
--if you commit minor shirk, only one deed is nullified
--the deed that accompanied it

The Rasul PBUH was the most righteous person to walk the face of the earth
--IN SPITE of that, ALLAH warns the RASUL to abstain from Shirk

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

If he was the prophet, yet he was warned about shirk -- what about for us?

PIOUS PEOPLE:
--Mother Teresa is NOT in Paradise (she was a Roman Catholic, NOT A Muslim):
--she believed in "Holy Mary, Mother of God"
--she committed shirk

STORY FROM UK:
Shaikh was having dinner w/ friends and there was a Barelvis there
--he didn’t cause a scene but he let the person know he is a kaafir
--Mother Teresa doesn’t stand a chance, no matter how many good deeds she committed
--Barelvis’ aqeedah is nonexistent (same as Goofi Sufi and Deobandi)
--ALLAH mentioned people like Mother Teresa >>>> 24:39

As for those who disbelieve, their deeds are like a mirage in a desert. The thirsty one thinks it to be water, until he comes up to it, he finds it to be nothing, but he finds Allah with him, Who will pay him his due (Hell). And Allah is Swift in taking account. 24:39

--people like Mother Teresa will come on Judgment Day expecting to find:
--lots of good deeds piled up (she fed thousands of people), but she will find NONE
--why not?
--she committed shirk (only sin Allah (swt) doesn’t forgive
--whatever good deeds she did in the dunya, no matter how great, were nullified

2. Apostasy
--more examples of shirk : worshipping the grave, to mess with black magic
--if a person should apostate from Islam, EVEN his wudu is broken
--if he should decide to return to Islam, he must make ghusl

They question thee (O Muhammad) with regard to warfare in the sacred month. Say: Warfare therein is a great (transgression), but to turn (men) from the way of Allah, and to disbelieve in Him and in the Inviolable Place of Worship, and to expel His people thence, is a greater with Allah; for persecution is worse than killing. And they will not cease from fighting against you till they have made you renegades from your religion, if they can. And whoso becometh a renegade and dieth in his disbelief: such are they whose works have fallen both in the world and the Hereafter. Such are rightful owners of the Fire: they will abide therein. (217)

"Surely, whoever ascribes a partner to Allah, Allah shall bar him from Jannah and Hell-fire shall be his abode, and the wrongdoers shall have no helpers." [Soorah al-Maidah (5): 72]

ALLAH spoke of the nullification of ones deeds in 2:217

3. Hypocrisy
--Hypocrisy nullifies ALL of your pious deeds

And nothing prevents their contributions from being accepted from them except that they disbelieved in Allah and in His Messenger (Muhammad ); 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

--these hypocrites HATE spending for the sake of ALLAH
--Salat ul Fajr, Ramadan, Zakah, Jihad = all these acts are burdens for them


Those who believe say: "Why is not a Surah (chapter of the Qur'an) sent down (for us)? But when a decisive Surah (explaining and ordering things) is sent down, and fighting (Jihad - holy fighting in Allah's Cause) is mentioned (i.e. ordained) therein, you will see those in whose hearts is a disease (of hypocrisy) looking at you with a look of one fainting to death. But it was better for them (hypocrites, to listen to Allah and to obey Him). 47:20

--Hypocrisy nullifies all your pious deeds, as you ALLOW doubts to encroach upon your soul

'If a person should become a Muslim, ALLAH will reward him for all of his pious deeds from jahiliyiah'

--but the kaafir who did good, he will only get his reward in the dunya
--he has no reward in the Hereafter
--a person fed the poor and kept good relations during the time of the Rasul,
--yet the Rasul said this man has no reward in Paradise because
--he never asked for forgiveness from ALLAH (swt)

(Remember) the Day when the Shin shall be laid bare (i.e. the Day of Resurrection) and they shall be called to prostrate (to Allah), but they (hypocrites) shall not be able to do so, 68:42

HADITH RE: KAAFIR IN THE HEREAFTER: (no source) The kaafir who does good in this life will receive his reward for them in this life, but he will be punished in hereafter for his disbelief.

4. Showing off (riya) nullifies your pious deeds
--riya is the opposite of ikhlaas
--the Rasul said 'abstain from showing off, it is like the black ant climbing a black wall

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."

You are allowed to do a good deed in public in order to incite people to do that good deed,
--as well, (such as giving charity in public)
--your intention is to incite others to spend for the sake of ALLAH

O you who believe! do not make your charity worthless by reproach and injury, like him who spends his property to be seen of men and does not believe in Allah and the last day; so his parable is as the parable of a smooth rock with earth upon it, then a heavy rain falls upon it, so it leaves it bare; they shall not be able to gain anything of what they have earned; and Allah does not guide the unbelieving people.] (Al-Baqarah 2:264)

Shirk of showing off (riya) nullifies the deed you did when you did it
--you can give away charity in public (in order to incite others to spend
--for the sake of Allah 'tala
--Abu Dujana took the sword from the Prophet and walked in a proud manner
--to incite others for the sake of ALLAH

3 people will be brought on Day of Judgment:
1. a wicked scholar
2. the man who spent a lot of money -- to show off
3. the mujahid who fought in many battles w/o proper intention
--he did not fight for the sake of ALLAH; he fought for glory
--you are NOT allowed to show off with your knowledge
--the Rasul said 'Anyone who seeks knowledge to show off or debate with the layman
--will never smell the fragrance of paradise'

Examples:
A neighbor has a car and his car broke down while he was going downtown -- his neighbor is also going downtown but does not bother to give him a ride--- this is neglecting a small act of charity, (neglecting charity is not allowed)

A prostitute living in the time of Musa PBUH gave a dog water to quench its thirst
--ALLAH forgave her for her sins

HADITH RE: PROSTITUTE GIVING WATER TO A DOG: “A prostitute was forgiven by Allah, because, passing by a panting dog near a well and seeing that the dog was about to die of thirst, she took off her shoe, and tying it with her head-cover she drew out some water for it. So, Allah forgave her because of that." (Sahih al-Bukhari, 4/538)

One day the Rasul saw a man writing bismillahhirrahmannirrahim, and that man wrote it in a beautiful way, ALLAH forgave this man for his sins

5. To do a good act of charity, but then you follow it up with injury
--there are people out who do acts of charity, but they use that act to harm you

“Kind words and the covering of faults are better than charity followed by injury. Allah is free of all wants, and He is Most-Forbearing.”{Al-Baqarah 264}

Examples:
1) If you gave a brother some shoes on Eid and that brother shows up at the masjid with the shoes, don’t announce to everyone you’re the person who bought the shoes
-- keep it to yourself

2) If a man takes a woman out for lunch, here in the western lands, he wants to get in bed with you

3) If you’re a businesswoman and a man takes you out for lunch, he's only seeking some benefit for his own business or his own affairs

You are not allowed to give gifts with ulterior motives

2:264 ALLAH speaks about those who do charity but follows it up with injury

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, Sahih Muslim, 3.1514: Hadith 1905

HADITH of the 3 people resurrected on Judgment Day:
The first person judged on Resurrection Day will be a man martyred in battle.
He will be brought forth, Allah will reacquaint him with His blessings upon him and the man will acknowledge them, whereupon Allah will say, “What have you done with them?” to which the man will respond, “I fought to the death for You.”
Allah will reply, “You lie. You fought in order to be called a hero, and it has already been said.” Then he will be sentenced and dragged away on his face and flung into the fire.

Then a man will be brought forward who learned Sacred Knowledge, taught it to others, and who recited the Qur’an. Allah will remind him of His gifts to him and the man will acknowledge them, and then Allah will say, “What have you done with them?” The man will answer, “I acquired Sacred Knowledge, taught it, and recited the Qur’an, for Your sake.”

Allah will say, “You lie. You learned so as to be called a scholar, and read the Qur’an so as to be called a reciter, and it has already been said.” Then the man will be sentenced and dragged away on his face to be flung into the fire.
Then a man will be brought forward whom Allah generously provided for, giving him various kinds of wealth, and Allah will recall to him the benefits given, and the man will acknowledge them, to which Allah will say, “And what have you done with them?” The man will answer, “I have not left a single kind of expenditure You love to see made, except that I have spent on it for Your sake.”

Allah will say, “You lie. You did it so as to be called generous, and it has already been said.” Then he will be sentenced and dragged away on his face to be flung into the fire (Sahih Muslim, 3.1514: Hadith 1905).

NULLIFYING YOUR DEEDS:
--reminding the person of the charity you gave them

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.

Why is ALLAH reminding the prophet of His many favors to him?
-- because the kuffar were waging psychological warfare against the Prophet
--the kuffar were saying "ALLAH has abandoned you"

--because one day the Rasul was asked for an answer and the Rasul replied
--that he will bring it tomorrow, but he forgot to say insha'ALLAH
--which caused the Angel Gabriel (as) not to bring the knowledge on that day
--therefore, ALLAH taught the Prophet the guidance, and helped him in the dunya
--this defeated the claims of the kuffar that
--ALLAH is angry with Muhammad and has forsaken him'

Abu Sufyan, (at the battle of Uhud) yelled and said:
--"Our dead has answered your dead"
--The Prophet told Umar to shout out:
--"Our dead are in Paradise; your dead are in the Hellfire"

Every time a kaafir says something to you, you should have the LAST answer

If a Christian criticizes you on polygamy, call them a hypocrite:
--it is taught in their Bible!

When they criticize you about Jihad, then reply:
--'If jihad is a bad thing, why did America participate in it by sending stinger missiles to the mujahideen'?
--re: in 1980s, missiles were sent for Afghanis to use to fight the Soviet Union, who invaded Afghanistan