Sunday, May 1, 2011

Notes: Our Five Needs - Shaikh Faisal

Our Five Needs
Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
(evening dars 5.01.11)

Arabic:
alhamdu lillahi Rabbil aalameen, was salaatu was salaamu alay imaamil anbiyaa'i wal mursaleen. Sayyidinaa Muhammad wa alay aalihi wa sahbihi ajma'3een, ammaa ba'd.
English:
All praise is due to Allah, Lord of the worlds. We send our prayers and salutation upon the most noble of all the prophets and Messengers. Our master Muhammad. We also send our greetings upon the members of his household and all his Companions. And what follows......

Human beings have 5 needs
--these are found in Muslims and non-Muslims
--and they need to be catered for and only when you get married can they all be catered for
--that’s why Rasul(saw) said nikkah is half your deen

1) Spiritual Needs
--we need to cater to our spiritual needs; we need our eeman to be maintained and preserved
--eg. when you have milk, you need to preserve it
--likewise the Muslims needs to be in an Islamic environment
1. Be in an Islamic Environment
O you who believe! Be afraid of Allah, and be with those who are true (in words and deeds) (9:119)
--the best thing is do is to make hijrah
--live in area with lots of Muslims and access to a Masjid
--before you move into a neighborhood, you should focus on your neighbors
--eg. its haraam for you to have a neighbor who is gay; you have to make hijrah
KENYA EXPERIENCE
--the black kaafirs in Kenya who locked up Shaikh; they said, "We were instructed by our donors to take you into custody"
--the black and white kaafirs of Europe and America are some of the worst of kaafirs
--you need to cater to your spiritual need
--eg. when you go to a supermarket you buy the best food; you’re taking care of your body physicaly
--yet you’re not concerned about what enters your heart:
--you listen to the scum of the earth, but you don’t care who you listen to
--you should be careful who you take your deen from the same way you are careful about your health
2. Be careful of the company you keep
--Some of you go to chat rooms which are run by hypocrites, you’re not taking care of your spiritual needs
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)
--if you go to chat rooms that are making fun of Islam and mocking Islam: this makes you a kaafir
--you shouldn't sit with these kinds of people or go to these rooms
O you who believe! Ward off from yourselves and your families a Fire (Hell) whose fuel is men and stones, over which are (appointed) angels stern (and) severe, who disobey not, (from executing) the Commands they receive from Allah, but do that which they are commanded (66:6)
3. You shouldn't go to a masjid which is preaching dodgy Aqeedah
--the husband has to take care of the spiritual need of his wife and kids
--you shouldn't take them to a masjid which believes in democracy or
--says that Allah is everywhere or thet curses the Mujahideen
--you should take them to a place where they can learn their deen properly
--either you teach them or take them to a place where they can learn their deen
--you should be careful what is entering your heart the way you are concerned abt wat enters your body
--you shouldn't sit with the deviants because you'll become confused.com
The Most Beneficent (Allah) Istawa (rose over) the (Mighty) Throne (in a manner that suits His Majesty). (20:5)
--Ahmed ibn Hanbal said, "Don’t sit with the deviants because when you sit with their deviants, you’re not sure if your understanding of Qur'an and Sunnah is correct"
HALF OF KNOWLEDGE IS TO SAY, “I DON’T KNOW”
--eg. question: where was allah swt before he created his arsh? answer: i don’t know

HOW TO CATER FOR OUR SPIRITUAL NEEDS
1. Salah prevents you from all type of sins
Recite (O Muhammad SAW) what has been revealed to you of the Book (the Quran), and perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat). Verily, As-Salat (the prayer) prevents from Al-Fahsha' (i.e. great sins of every kind, unlawful sexual intercourse, etc.) and Al-Munkar (i.e. disbelief, polytheism, and every kind of evil wicked deed, etc.) and the remembering (praising, etc.) of (you by) Allah (in front of the angels) is greater indeed [than your remembering (praising, etc.) Allah in prayers, etc.] And Allah knows what you do (29:45)

2. Do Dhikr
--You have to do Dhikr constantly
--The Rasool saws said: everything is cursed except 3 things- Dhikr, a scholar of Islam and a student of that scholar
“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]
And whosoever turns away (blinds himself) from the remembrance of the Most Beneficent (Allah) (i.e. this Quran and worship of Allah), We appoint for him Shaitan (Satan - devil) to be a Qarin (an intimate companion) to him. (43:36)
--those who don’t do Dhikr, the shaitan becomes their friend
--those who don’t do Dhikr, they hear voices
--to cater to your spiritual needs, you need to keep up your salah and make Dhikr

3. Be in the company of the righteous ones
--avoid the company of hypocrites and those who mock Islam
O you who believe! Be afraid of Allah, and be with those who are true (in words and deeds). (9:119)

4. Go to a masjid on Fridays where the khutbah does something for your eeman
--don’t go to a masjid that doesn’t uplift your eeman
--you need to go to a masjid where the khutbah recharges your eeman
--this is how to look after your spiritual needs
--don’t go to a khutbah where your eeman goes down
--sisters should go to masjid, too, even though it’s not required

5. Study circle (a halaqas)
--learn deen from a Shaikh w/ correct Aqeedah
--you need to join a study circle
--don’t go with people who call the Mujahideen “terrorists” or “Khawarij”
THE GREATEST FIQH IS YOUR AQEEDAH
--shaitan will whisper to you to take fiqh from deviant, than tafseer, than aqeedah.
--Abu Hanifa said your Aqeedah is fiqh al akbar:
--because your Aqeedah determines whether you’re a Muslim
--you should take your Aqeedah from Ibn Kathir
--you shouldn't take your deen from a munafiqh or a zindeeq
And (remember) when We said unto the angels: Fall prostrate before Adam, and they fell prostrate, all save Iblis. He was of the jinn, so he rebelled against his Lord's command. Will ye choose him and his seed for your protecting friends instead of Me, when they are an enemy unto you? Calamitous is the exchange for evil-doers. (18:50)

6. Have a library at home w/ Islamic CDs, DVDs and books
--don’t you know when you buy these Indian movies, you’re financing the Indian army?
--you have no Al Walaa Wal Baraa
--you should have strong Al Walaa Wal Baraa
--you are what you eat, drink, see, listen to and so be careful of these things
--when you watch Hollywood, Bollywood, you are weakening your Al Walaa Wal Baraa
--you’re addicted to these movies and your hearts become hard
--you can’t cry at a khutbah
--they can’t listen to a glorious story of a Sahabah and cry
--because they didn't cater to their spiritual need
WHEN IS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED WHEN YOU LISTENED TO A KHUTBAH?
Then, even after that, your hearts were hardened and became as rocks, or worse than rocks, for hardness. For indeed there are rocks from out which rivers gush, and indeed there are rocks which split asunder so that water floweth from them. And indeed there are rocks which fall down for the fear of Allah. Allah is not unaware of what ye do. (2:74)

7. Go to the front-lines; do jihad Fesabilillah
--Taifa Mansoora are the victorious group, the Mujahideen
--these are the soldiers of Allah(swt)
--you learn deen and Aqeedah there as well
--don’t join the caravan unless it is FI SABIL ILLAH
--only flag you can fly is for is la illal il Allah
--some of you are weed-heads, crack-heads, you’re confused about your sexuality
--some of you are so evil that only going to the front line can help you
--when you go to Jihad Feesabilillah, you learn your deen
--you should only die for the sake of Allah(swt)
--the Mujahideen fight to make The Word of Allah(swt) the highest
If ye have received a blow, the (disbelieving) people have received a blow the like thereof. These are (only) the vicissitudes which We cause to follow one another for mankind, to the end that Allah may know those who believe and may choose witnesses from among you; and Allah loveth not wrong-doers. (3:140)

2. EMOTIONAL NEEDS
--show love to your kids
--you need to be loved by someone
--when you have children and you don’t love them, they become vulnerable
--you should split your love evenly between your children
--if you favor one over another, this will cause disaster in your household
--the greatest history book is the Qur'an
--the brothers of Yusuf dumped Yusuf (as) in the well because his father favored Yusuf(as) more than them
--Tell the Muslim you love, “I love you fe sabil ilâh”
--When Allah loves a person, He tells the Angel Jibreel and he makes sure that person is loved on earth and the same When Allah despises someone, He tell the Angel Jibreel so the person is despised on earth
--When Allah loves a person, Allah tells the angel Jibreel, and the angel Jibreel tells the other angels, and everyone in heaven loves him and he is loved on earth as well

3 qualities show you've tasted the sweetness of eeman:
--Love Allah swt and His Rasool saws more than anything
--Love a person for the sake of Allah swt
--After Allah swt saved you from the pit of jahiliyiah, you hate to return to it
"Whoever has three things discovers the sweetness of iman: that Allah and His Messenger are more beloved to him than all else, that he love another only for the sake of Allah Most High, and that he hate to return to kufr (disbelief) as he would hate to be thrown into fire." [Muslim & Bukhari]

3. PHYSICAL NEEDS
--food and rest is a part of your physical needs
--sexual desires need to be fulfilled
--need for cleanliness
I also marry women. And he who turns away from my Sunnah, he has no relation with me (Muslim)
--when Ali became a Caliph, he burned the body of a gay and didn’t do janaza over him so, we know, there’s no such thing as a “gay Muslim”
--some people want to bring their desires into Islam
CAPETOWN EXPERIENCE
--Mulana Ishan Hendricks said that homosexuality was acceptable
--how can he have been a “Mulana”
--the morality of Jesus is gone; gay churches have taken the place of morality
ISLAM IS NOT FLEXIBLE
--Isa(as) is coming back to break the cross, to destroy Christianity.
--What they are practicing is Satanism, it isn't what Isa(as) taught
The Prophet(saw) said ”[my] Ummah will never unite upon falsehood” (Reported in at-Thirmidi)
But (they sought it) only to please Allah therewith, but that they did not observe it with the right observance. So We gave those among them who believed, their (due) reward, but many of them are Fasiqun (rebellious, disobedient to Allah). 57:27
--The four great imams agree that marriage is compulsory on you when you have sexual urges
--By you abstaining from your physical needs, you’re going to become a pedophile or a homosexual
--instead of doing halal, you do haraam
--you’re not allowed to abstain from Nikah
--some Muslim parents have a problem with their children getting married young
--when you stop your children from doing halal (nikah), then they will do a haraam act because their physical needs must be fulfilled

4. FINANCIAL NEEDS
--this is why zakat is a pillar (it caters to our financial needs)

5. MENTAL NEEDS
--we abstain from drinking wine and drugs because we need to take care of our mind
--when you are a real Muslim, you cater to your mental needs
--if your mind isn't stable, how can you be a leader??
Abu Dawud (38:4467) The Prophet said, "If they drink wine, flog them Again if they drink it, flog them. Again if they drink it kill them."

QUESTIONS and ANSWERS after the dars
Q1: What if you like or "love" a kaafir girl, what do you do then?"
ANSWER 1 - give her dawah to bring her to Islam - many sisters comes to Islam because they were given dawah by a brother
Q2: if a Muslim is depressed, how can he satisfy his mental needs
ANSWER 2 - YOU ARE DEPRESSED B/C YOU'RE NOT PRACTISING ISLAM CORRECTLY
--don't be in solitude, you can become senile
--maybe someone in the jammah can solve your problem
--but don’t' isolate yourself, be social and mix w/ pious Muslims
Verily Satan is a wolf to man as the wolf is (the enemy) of a flock. He seizes the lone sheep straying from the flock, or turning away from the flock. So avoid the factious paths; it is essential that you remain with the community. (Tirmidhi)
Q3: what is the requirements for paying zakah..do women have to pay?..
ANSWER 3 - if she is rich, she pays
--you need to pay 1,000 USD in your savings
--pay 2.5% of your total
--you have 1000 dollar of savings, you need to pay 25 bucks for the zakat:
--2.5 percent of your savings
--you can only pay zakah to people who love the mujahideen
Q4: are the rebels wrong or kaafir to ask kuffar to kill Muslims in Libya?
ANSWER 4 - THE REBELS DIDN'T SEEK THE HELP OF KUFFAR; IT WAS IMPOSED UPON THEM
--Ghadaffi has tanks - and his tanks were bombed by the kuffar
--his son and grandchildren were killed last night
--he is NOT a Muslim, he is a kaafir (his mother is a Jew from and his father is Italian)
--the rebels are not properly equipped so welcomed the help. who wouldn’t?
--it has been "estimated" that 30 thousand Muslims have been killed in Libya
--many people went to pray salat ul jummah but they disappeared
--no one hates Muslims more than him; every Libyan knows this
Q5: should we marry Jews or Christians and what is the criteria to marry them?
ANSWER 5 – you can only marry people of the book when NO MUSLIM SISTERS ARE AVAILABLE
Q6: Is the embargo on Syria by the Romans a prerequisite for the coming of the Mahdi? There was a type of embargo on Syria by America few days ago..
ANSWER 6 - KAAFIR HAS TO WORK UNDER YOU, BE A SYMPATHIZER TO ISLAM AND BE CONTROLLED BY YOU WHILE HELPING YOU
--syria needs a regime change as in iraq; they believe: Imams are God (Jila-ul-Ayoun, Vol. No. 2, Page No. 85)
..-as for Libya, the Libyans are fighting Fesabilillah; they do not want any kufaar on the ground; they will fight them if the kuffar put "boots on the ground" :
--his heritage was revealed later; the Libyans wanted to fight him themselves
--Europeans were impatient b/c they were losing territory to him
--it has been "estimated" that 30 thousand Muslims have been killed in Libya
Q8 - what should be done if you can't manage and you think you have a weak heart
ANSWER 8 - ALLAH TALA TOLD YOU IN TAUBAH :119
--don't be in solitude and do not apostate - we all go thru ups and downs
ye who believe! Be careful of your duty to Allah, and be with the truthful. (9:119)
--Muslims don't display affection in public, we have morals
THE REAL SHAIKH FAISAL IS THE UK SHAIKH FAISAL
--that’s when dawah took off, when the kufaar trembled
--they played his DVDs in the OLD BAILEY and said, “we don’t envy the jury”
--"hardcore fundamentalism"
HIS DVDs:
NO PEACE W/ THE JEWS
THEM VS US
JIHAD: ITS AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
JEWISH TRAITS IN THE UMMAH
DECLERATION OF WAR
LAGOS EXPERIENCE
--in LAGOS, they were selling his DVDsM they wrote on the cover BANNED IN THE UK, so everyone bought them
--they are smart businessmen so British accomplished NOTHING!
Q9: Hollywood films are not good for our mental need. Does that include things such as CSI
ANSWER 9 - spiritual needs, not mental ones
--CSI is TV show of crime scene investigations
--don’t' let your heart become hard; you can only watch news and documentaries
Q10: if u pay taxes to government in dar ul harb is it permissible?
ANSWER 10 - fatwas say it's haraam so make hijrah because they use the money to attack Muslims

***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.