Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Notes: Manhood in Islam- Shaikh Faisal

Manhood in Islam: What are the Characteristics of a Real Man?
Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
(evening dars 5.04.11)

1) A real man is wise and thinks with his mind not his private parts
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)
And his people came rushing towards him, and since aforetime they used to commit crimes (sodomy, etc.), he said: "O my people! Here are my daughters (i.e. the daughters of my nation), they are purer for you (if you marry them lawfully). So fear Allah and degrade me not as regards my guests! Is there not among you a single right-minded man?" (11:78)
O you who believe! Verily, among your wives and your children there are enemies for you (i.e. may stop you from the obedience of Allah), therefore beware of them! But if you pardon (them) and overlook, and forgive (their faults), then verily, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful (64:14)

2) A real man loves the battlefield by fulfilling the pledge he made with Allah
Among the believers are men who have been true to their covenant with Allah [i.e. they have gone out for Jihad (holy fighting), and showed not their backs to the disbelievers], of them some have fulfilled their obligations (i.e. have been martyred), and some of them are still waiting, but they have never changed (33:23)
--By going to the battlefield he has fulfilled the covenant, while others are waiting.
--Only with Jihad you can bring back the days of glory.
--Some have fought and died while others are waiting, seeking to die for Allah and attain martyrdom.
--Only with Jihad the plundering, raping, etc will stop
--Only with Jihad our prisoners will be released from prison.
--Not allowed to pray behind people who condemn mujahideen.
--Only with Jihad will our lands be liberated not with the ballot
--Hadith: the believer is not stung in the same whole twice.
The Prophet said: ‘A believer is not stung from the same hole twice.’(Sahîh Bukhârî, Sahîh Muslim)
--We have been bitten by using the ballot in: Algeria, Nigeria, Malaysia
--We don’t want to do Jihad but rather want to use the ballot its their game, their rules
--You will never be able to score a goal without them showing a red card.

3. A real man is hygienic
Never stand you therein. Verily, the mosque whose foundation was laid from the first day on piety is more worthy that you stand therein (to pray). In it are men who love to clean and to purify themselves. And Allah loves those who make themselves clean and pure (i.e. who clean their private parts with dust [i.e. to be considered as soap) and water from urine and stools, after answering the call of nature]. (9:108)

4) A real man is jealous of his wife
--a dayooth will not enter paradise from the Hadithh.
I marry women. Whoever turns away from my Sunnah is not of me.”(Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim)
--A woman whom her husband calls to bed and she refuses will be cursed
The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, "If a man calls his wife to bed and she refuses and in that she upsets him, the angels will continue to curse her until the morning." [Sahih Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
Lessons from the Hadith:
a) real man calls his wife when he wants.
b) a real man calls a woman not a man to bed.
c) a real man isn't impotent.
d) a real man marries a woman w/ chemistry - chemistry=physical attraction [4:3]
SHE CAN REFUSE HER HUSBAND OR DIVORCES HIM if he : has a small genitalia, a galis, he takes drugs, he is lazy and doesn't want to work; also if the husband exposes bedroom secrets to his mates
And if you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly with the orphan-girls, then marry (other) women of your choice, two or three, or four but if you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then only one or (the captives and the slaves) that your right hands possess. That is nearer to prevent you from doing injustice. (4:3)
The types of chemistry take four forms: physical, spiritual, intellectual and cultural chemistry.
--Men who behave like woman are to be driven out the homes.
--As Muslim you are not allowed to be confused dot com.
--Your not allowed being confused about your spirituality you have to have not doubts.
Bukhari from Ibn ‘Abbas: "The Prophet cursed men who act like women and women who act like men, and said, 'Drive them from your houses.' He expelled such people, and ‘Umar did it as well
SHAIKH IN NIGERIA
--Your not allowed to be confused about your identity.
--Your not allowed being confused about your loyalty nor your religiosity
--Your not allowed being confused about your sexuality because homosexuality has no place in Islam
The Prophet (pbuh) said: “Do not eavesdrop or spy on one another. Do not rival and envy one another nor despise and shun one another. Be worshippers of Allah and be brothers as Allah has commanded you to be.” [Sahîh al-Bukhârî (5144) and Sahîh Muslim (2563) with the wording as related by Muslim]
Men whom neither trade nor sale diverts them from the Remembrance of Allah (with heart and tongue), nor from performing As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat), nor from giving the Zakat. They fear a Day when hearts and eyes will be overturned (from the horror of the torment of the Day of Resurrection). (24:37)
Its not wrong to love the dunya
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. (28:77)
--Its important because many shaikhs preach poverty.
--The Prophet used to seek refuge from poverty.

Then when he decided to seize the man who was an enemy to both of them, the man said: "O Musa (Moses)! Is it your intention to kill me as you killed a man yesterday? Your aim is nothing but to become a tyrant in the land, and not to be one of those who do right." And there came a man running, from the farthest end of the city. He said: "O Musa (Moses)! Verily, the chiefs are taking counsel together about you, to kill you, so escape. Truly, I am to you of those who give sincere advice (28:19-20)

A real man comes to the help of the oppressed
You tie your camel then you put your trust in Allah. Surah Yasin
Arabic Proverb: ‘Trust in God but tie up your camel’:
A man by the name Habeeb the carpenter, was a leper.
People were seeking to make money from his illness.
Three messengers cured them of their illness
Verily, you will find the strongest among men in enmity to the believers (Muslims) the Jews and those who are Al-Mushrikun (see V.2:105), and you will find the nearest in love to the believers (Muslims) those who say: "We are Christians." That is because amongst them are priests and monks, and they are not proud. (5:82)
And there came running from the farthest part of the town, a man, saying: "O my people! Obey the Messengers; Obey those who ask no wages of you (for themselves), and who are rightly guided (36:20-21)
A real man came running from the uttermost part of the city
Lesson: a real man has guts
--he speaks the truth and forbids evil while commanding the good
--he doesn't fear the blame of any blamer
O you who believe! Whoever from among you turns back from his religion (Islam), Allah will bring a people whom He will love and they will love Him; humble towards the believers, stern towards the disbelievers, fighting in the Way of Allah, and never afraid of the blame of the blamers (5:54)
Surah Fatiha is the most powerful surah and the most powerful Ayah is Ayatul Kursi
--a real man stands up for haqq and he is frank
O you who believe! Keep your duty to Allah and fear Him, and speak (always) the truth. (33:70)
--real men don’t fear anyone but Allah 'tala
--idols can’t intercede for you
--bear witness that I did warn you and I told you to abandon your kufr and shirk: follow the
Messengers
--death isn't good enough for a kaafir
Allah swt didn't need to send down angels for the battle of Turkey but for Qureshi, He (swt) he had to send down angels
--He (swt) didn't send angels he thought it was too good for them
It was but one Saihah (shout, etc.) and lo! They (all) were silent (dead-destroyed (36:29)
--a real man speaks the truth and enjoins the right / forbids the wrong
--he is brave
--is frank
--he is a torch-bearer of the truth
Do you wonder that there has come to you a Reminder (and an advice) from your Lord through a man from amongst you that he may warn you? (7:69)

A REAL MAN IS THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN CARRY THE QUR'AN
--not cowards
--they want democracy, not jihad
--they don't believe in the bullet but the ballot
--they are like the white foam after a storm
--they have no bravery
Enemies of democracy can not benefit from democracy
--they sent kaafirs to join the mujahideen
Shaikh Faisal in Belmarsh Prison (UK)
--was not permitted to associate with pedophiles there
--some officers and inmates have their throats cut
--do you can't identify your attackers
--these are difficult camps
--it's not a holiday: they don't allow conjugal visits
--people are stabbed for 1 slice of bread
--Shaikh has to hide many things he heard and saw there
--gruesome things: it's not holiday
To carry the Qur'an, you must be a REAL MAN
Wimps say go 40 days and 4 months
--that's not physical fighting
--real men re-write Qur'an
--Goofi Soofis is against jihad
--you can't pray behind these type of men: it's haraam
Had We sent down this Qur'an on a mountain, you would surely have seen it humbling itself and rending asunder by the fear of Allah. Such are the parables which We put forward to mankind that they may reflect . (59:21)
A mountain can not even hold the Holy Qur'an
--Shaikh saw Mt Kilimanjaro or My Everest can hold the Holy Qur'an
so the kuffar are horrified, petrified and terrified of the Qur'an
A wicked scholar is the worst punished on Judgment Day
Except those who repent and do righteous deeds, and openly declare (the truth which they concealed). These, I will accept their repentance. And I am the One Who accepts repentance, the Most Merciful. (2:160)
“Those amongst the people receiving the severest punishment on the day of resurrection are the scholar who is not given benefit through his knowledge by Allah. ”At-Tabaraanee & Ad-Daarimee
And unto (the tribe of) A'ad (We sent) their brother, Hud. He said: O my people! Serve Allah. Ye have no other God save Him. Will ye not ward off (evil)? (65)

QUESTIONS and ANSWERS after dars
Q1: it is sunnah to pray two rakahs after take wudhu? or bidah?
ANSWER: It is permissible to offer nonobligatory prayers that are performed for a particular reason, such as the funeral prayer, greeting the mosque, or the two rakats that are Sunan after ablution; and is also permissible to make up missed prayers.
Q2: If two person committed zina but then sincerely made taubah and make the intention to get married and make Hijrah, is there any hope of ALLAH blessing this nikah and blessing the couple with pious children for the Jihad?
ANSWER: THERE IS NO EVIDENCE YOU CAN'T MARRY THE ONE YOU COMITTED ZINA [SEE 39:53]
Q3: is it allowed to take out student loans for college out of necessity?
ANSWER: YES DO NOT NEED TO PAY BACK IN DAAR UL HARB
Q4: in what cases should you observe patience?
ANSWER: WHENEVER YOU ARE COMMANDED BY ALLAH SWT OR A CALAMITY BEFALLS YOU - IF YOU ABSTAIN FROM HARAAM, YOU ARE BLESSED
Q5: in what cases should you use you intellect?
ANSWER: WHEN THE QUR'AN IS QUIET ABOUT A THING CANT DO IJTIHAD WHEN TEXT IS CLEAR
Q6: what’s the difference between a Deobandi, Tablighi and a Sufi?
ANSWER: DEOS AND TAB ARE THE SAME --- NOT EVERY SUFI IS A TABLIGHI
THE BARELVIS AND TABLIGHI HATE EACH OTHER; THEY LOVE IBN ARABI AND SING HIS PRAISES (IBN ARABI DOESN'T BELIEVE ALLAH IS ON THE ARSH)
Q7: how to stay steadfast in times of tests and trials
ANSWER: BE IN THE COMPANY OF SINCERE BELIEVERS [9:119]
FEAR ALLAH TALA and AVOID MURTADEEN
8: Is it allowed for me to marry a second wife if I am not fulfilling my fardh duty of giving public dawah like Anjem Choudary and other people do? Someone told me that marrying a second wife is Sunnah, and you should be doing all your Fardh acts before you make efforts to do something extra like getting another wife.
ANSWER: YOU NEED A LOCAL SHAIKH TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION
Q9: If a man has a genuine reason to get a second wife but the wife doesn’t support the idea what should you do, and her parents don't like too?
ANSWER: MARRIAGE ISSUES ARE NOT FOR PALTALK - GO TO YOUR LOCAL SHAIKH
Q10: Shaikh, I know the Shaheed when he dies he feels the pain of a pin prick, what about the shaheed who dies from torture what does he feel ?
ANSWER: THIS IS THE SHAHEED ON THE BATTLEFIELD (W THE PIN-PRICK)
Q11: Do you do janaza for a shaheed?
ANSWER: IT IS NOT THE SUNNAH OF MUHAMMAD(SAW)-
--YOU BURY THE SHAHEED IN THE SAME CLOTHES HE DIED IN
--OSAMA DIED A SHAHEED
Q12: is it bid’dah to raise your hands at the end of the khutbah when the imam is making du'aa or should you just say Ameen
ANSWER: THERE'S NOT HADITH TO RAISE YOUR HANDS
Q13: is marriage without a guardian valid?
ANSWER: W/O A WALI, THE MARRIAGE IS BAUTIL
YOU MUST APPOINT YOUR OWN WALI IF YOUR WALI IS AWKWARD
--SHE APPOINTS A WALI IF HE IS RACIST
--IF THE MAN IS A KUFFAR, THEN SHE CAN BE DIVORCED
--MARRIAGE HANGS IN THE BALANCE TO BE EXAMINED BY HER IMAM
"When a woman marries without the permission of her wali, then her marriage is not valid, not valid, not valid." (Ahmad, Tirmidhi and others)
Q14: when is it fard for you to do hijrah?
ANSWER: WHEN YOU ARE OPPRESSED IN THE LAND WHERE YOU ARE (EUROPE SHOULD MAKE HIJRAH- IN US SAME THING)
Q15: What happens to the shaheed if he dies owing someone money and it never gets paid in the dunya. I read that the prophet said all the shaheed sins are forgiven except debt
ANSWER: FARD AL AYN then THERE'S NO QUESTION ABOUT THE DEATH
--fard al-ayn is required for all muslims, individually
--fard al-kifaya is required of whole ummah to do, if some among them to do it, the responsibility is lifted

***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.