Tafseer Surah Baqarah: (Who is the Rich Man?)
Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
(morning dars 5.11.11)
57. And We shaded you with clouds and sent down on you Al-Manna and the quails, (saying): "Eat of the good lawful things We have provided for you," (but they rebelled). And they did not wrong Us but they wronged themselves.
--Manna was sweet gum and salwa was a bird that was provided for the children of Israel from heavens
--whenever you are a righteous person, you do not benefit ALLAH
--and when you are a rebellious person, you do not harm ALLAH
Whenever you become good, you only benefit yourself
Whenever you become evil, you only harm yourself
--Daa’ee is a person who invites people to Islam:
--do not think you’re doing a favor to the daa’ee by embracing Islam
They regard as favour upon you (O Muhammad) that they have embraced Islam. Say: "Count not your Islam as a favour upon me. Nay, but Allah has conferred a favour upon you, that He has guided you to the Faith, if you indeed are true. (49:17)
--Da'ees(s) in Africa said a lot of people, when they embrace Islam, act as if they’re doing themselves a favor
--How can we gain salvation? Your salvation is in Monotheism
Truly, the religion with Allah is Islam. Those who were given the Scripture (Jews and Christians) did not differ except, out of mutual jealousy, after knowledge had come to them. And whoever disbelieves in the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, signs, revelations, etc.) of Allah, then surely, Allah is Swift in calling to account. (3:19)
--Even in time of the Prophet (pbuh), some desert Arabs took Shahadah then asked the Prophet (saws) to feed them
The Bedouins say: "We believe." Say: "You believe not but you only say, 'We have surrendered (in Islam),' for Faith has not yet entered your hearts. But if you obey Allah and His Messenger (), He will not decrease anything in reward for your deeds. Verily, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful." (49:14)
--History repeats itself
--Muslimoon is one who takes Shahadah and practices 5 pillars of Islam but has weaknesses
--but a Momin (he does not have a major weakness)
--Momin stays away from major haraam
If ALLAH wants, ALLAH can forgive the Muslim or punish him until he is purified of his sins
Verily, Allah forgives not that partners should be set up with him in worship, but He forgives except that (anything else) to whom He pleases, and whoever sets up partners with Allah in worship, he has indeed invented a tremendous sin. (4:48)
--there are people that think when they are doing haraam, they are oppressing ALLAH, but they do not oppress ALLAH - they oppress themselves
--the are ingrates (ungrateful)
--they do not oppress ALLAH but they oppress themselves
--if a woman would be dumped in hell for disobeying her husband, what about the man who is disobedient to ALLAH?
58. And (remember) when We said: "Enter this town (Jerusalem) and eat bountifully therein with pleasure and delight wherever you wish, and enter the gate in prostration (or bowing with humility) and say: 'Forgive us,' and We shall forgive you your sins and shall increase (reward) for the good-doers."
59. But those who did wrong changed the word which had been told them for another saying, and We sent down upon the evil-doers wrath from heaven for their evil-doing.
60. And when Moses asked for water for his people, We said: Smite with thy staff the rock. And there gushed out therefrom twelve springs (so that) each tribe knew their drinking-place. Eat and drink of that which Allah hath provided, and do not act corruptly, making mischief in the earth.
--when Allah told them to make taubah, they changed the word that Allah sent saying: Allah told them what to eat!
So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak. 25 When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man. 26 Then the man said, “Let me go, for it is daybreak.” But Jacob replied, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.” 27 The man asked him, “What is your name?” Jacob,” he answered. 28 Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel,[a] because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.” 29 Jacob said, “Please tell me your name.” But he replied, “Why do you ask my name?” Then he blessed him there. 30 So Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, “It is because I saw God face to face, and yet my life was spared.”
--the children of Israel were the children of Jacob (the Jews)
--Jacob mean = Israel
--the Bible says that Jacob was renamed Israel after he defeated Allah in a wrestling match!!!
--the footnotes say: Israel probably means "he struggles with God"
--all the Christians are embarrassed about this part of their bible
Gen 19:36- Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.
--you can’t debate with Muslims because Muslims know the Bible better than you, the Christian
--12 sons of Jacob / Israel--> 12 tribes of Israel
--Allah had to create 12 streams of water because even within the Jews, there was tribalism!
--see what they did to their own brother, Yusuf (as)
--leave them alone for a few days and they will be at each other's throats
--if they had been given only one stream of water, they would have fought amongst themselves
And the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) differed not until after there came to them clear evidence. (i.e. Prophet Muhammad () and whatever was revealed to him). (98:4)
--jews were and are competing over the things of this world
--you think that they are united but they are bitterly divided
--Jihad is compulsory until the Day of Judgment
--natural resources, jobs, women, and all the other things of the dunya
--they kill each other over football matches!
They will not fight against you in a body save in fortified villages or from behind walls. Their adversity among themselves is very great. Ye think of them as a whole whereas their hearts are divers. That is because they are a folk who have no sense. (59:14)
and We said: Fall down, one of you a foe unto the other! There shall be for you on earth a habitation and provision for a time. (2:36)
--the movie, "Blood Diamonds" shows how fierce the competition is among the kuffar
--how can kuffar love each other?
--the only thing that holds people together is the bonds of eeman, spiritual love
--based on "la illaha ilallah, Muhammad ur Rasulullah"
--why do you want to give better for worse?
--the Jews were not content; they wanted more and they were ungrateful
61. And when ye said: O Moses! We are weary of one kind of food; so call upon thy Lord for us that He bring forth for us of that which the earth groweth - of its herbs and its cucumbers and its corn and its lentils and its onions. He said: Would ye exchange that which is higher for that which is lower? Go down to settled country, thus ye shall get that which ye demand. And humiliation and wretchedness were stamped upon them and they were visited with wrath from Allah. That was because they disbelieved in Allah's revelations and slew the prophets wrongfully. That was for their disobedience and transgression.
--despite getting everything straight from heaven (manna and salwa), they were ungrateful
--the scholars are inheritors of prophets, so they now want to kill the scholars
--they want to kill Imam Anwar Al-Awlaki
--if you’re a sell out scholar, (like Hamza Yousuf or Sheikh Nazim Al Haqqani, a Sufi),
--they don't kill you; they support you
And the Jews will not be pleased with thee, nor will the Christians, till thou follow their creed. Say: Lo! the guidance of Allah (Himself) is Guidance. And if thou shouldst follow their desires after the knowledge which hath come unto thee, then wouldst thou have from Allah no protecting friend nor helper. (2:120)
--The worst man on Day of Judgment is one who killed the prophet or the one who is killed by a prophet
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) said, "Richness is not the abundance of wealth, rather it is self-sufficiency.''[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
QUESTIONS and ANSWERS after the dars:
Q1: what is the noblest tribe amongst the Jews according to the Jews? And why was it a problem for the Jews to seek for forgiveness when they entered Jerusalem. I mean seeking forgiveness is something beautiful and we know Allah (tala) forgives when he wants.
Answer: the noblest of Jews is Pharisees. According to Jews, they are the ones who control the Jews. They are very rigid in their hatred of Jesus
--hittatun=to seek forgiveness
Q2: What is the difference between you Salafis and regular Salafis?
Answer: madkhalis/saudi salafis--> believe minor kufr to dismantle the sharia
ASWJ/salafi jihadi--> use jihad as a way to implement/safegard Allah's Sharia
Q3: how can you bring your iman or faith to the level of the companions of the Prophet
Answer: You make your iman stronger by 1) keeping up prayers, 2) dhikr Allah, 3) keeping good friends, 4) becoming talib ul ilm (student of knowledge), 5)go to a masjid where your imaan is boosted in Jummah khutbah, 6) you need to buy books and islamic materials and have an islamic library at hom
--do not take the knowledge from wicked scholars
--the other road to taqwa is go to the battle field
and be in company of the mujahideen , this is the ultimate road to Taqwa
(the mujahideen are the firqa najiah , the saved sect and tayful mansoorah the elite
you are not allowed to pray salah behind an imam who says mujhaideen are terrorists)
Verily this dunya is cursed and all that is in it is cursed except for the remembrance of Allah and all that goes with it and a scholar or a student." [At-Tirmidhi]
Q4: to go to mujahideen, do you need to be brave or just have eeman?
Answer: to go to mujahideen, all you need is eeman
Q5: can a breastfeeding woman take contraceptives until her baby is 2
Answer: she is allowed to take contraceptives coz temporary contraceptives are not haraam
Q6: shaikh what about the Tablighi Jammah (in their practice they go out for dawah by staying in masjids); is this a good practice?
--www.ayha.org exposes the Tablighi jammah
Q7: Do I have to be a Salafi? What does it mean to be Salafi in Manhaj?
Answer: Salafi means the person who practice Islam, as practiced by the prophet (saws) and his Companions and the generation after them [5:60]
--if u are saudi salafi then that is disaster
--the Saudi Salafis believe in trinity (Ibn Baaz, Uthaymeen, and Albani) who believe dismantling the Sharia is minor kufr
--Ibn Kathir and Ibn Taymiyyah said who ever dismantled the Shariah is a kaafir
--zindeeq (heretic) [see the fatwa 28/524]
Ibn Taymiyyah said: And it is known from the religion (of Islam) by necessity and by the consensus of all Muslims that whoever legalizes to follow other than the religion of Islam or a Sharia other than the Sharia of Muhammad (SAW), he is a Kaafir. And his kufr is similar to that of the one who believes in some part of the book (Quran) and reject some of it. (Majmua Al-Fataawa: Vol 28, p. 524)
Q8: so we might aswell rule out the majority of masjds in birmingham sheikh coz therz alot of saudi salafis; they have summer conferences there, do you advise we should avoid these conferences or still attend?
--Saudi Salafi is more dangerous than a Shia; the kufr of the Shia is blatant, the kufr of the Saudi Salafis are subtle
Q9: what advice can you give to someone who finds the salat repetitive with no khushu
Answer: when you take the steps of road to taqwah you will have khushu
Q10: shiekh i can u take your deen from sayyid qubt
Q11: there is a Muslim by the name Nadir Ahmed who wants to have a discussion/debate with shaikh. I’m not a student of nadir – I’m a student of Shaikh do u think Shaikh will accept this? I really don’t know what his topic is but he always PM me wanting to debate Shaikh Faisal
Answer: We can debate "Tawheed Hakimiyya"
And whoso opposeth the messenger after the guidance (of Allah) hath been manifested unto him, and followeth other than the believer's way, We appoint for him that unto which he himself hath turned, and expose him unto hell - a hapless journey's end! (4:115)
Shall I tell thee of a worse (case) than theirs for retribution with Allah? Worse (is the case of him) whom Allah hath cursed, him on whom His wrath hath fallen ! Worse is he of whose sort Allah hath turned some to apes and swine, and who serveth idols. Such are in worse plight and further astray from the plain road. (5:60)