Tafseer Surah Baqarah: (Practice what you Preach)
Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
(morning dars 5.03.11)
44. Enjoin you Al-Birr (piety and righteousness and each and every act of obedience to Allah) on the people and you forget (to practice it) yourselves, while you recite the Scripture [the Taurat (Torah)]! Have you then no sense?
--This ayat [2:44] was speaking to the Jews but it also applies to us, Muslims
--we follow the ayat and not the reason it came down
--even though it was revealed for Jews, the general meaning must be taken
O you who believe! Why do you say that which you do not do? (61:2)
--[61:2] was revealed specifically for Muslims (but it's similar to the 2:44)
--2 ayat can be in 2 different Surahs but they agree w/ and resemble each other
There is nothing like unto Him,... (42:11)
And there is none co-equal or comparable unto Him (112:4)
--these two ayats resemble each other
Practice what you Preach
Most hateful it is with Allah that you say that which you do not do (61:3)
--if you don’t practice wat you preach, who will pray behind you? in Islam, we don't have "do as I say and not as I do"
--Kuffar want to make laughing stock out of Islamic religious leaders
--so be careful to see yourself as a Shaikh first, not as a man first so you don’t submit to base instincts and loose your moral authority
--the kuffar are eager to finish Islamic scholars
--if you teach jihad, you must also teach al walaa wal baraa (teach both)
And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and polytheism: i.e. worshipping others besides Allah) and the religion (worship) will all be for Allah Alone [in the whole of the world (8:39)
--this Ayat (revealed in Madinah) abrogates “you to your way, me to mine” (which was revealed in Makkah)
--the fitnah is this ayat is "shirk."
--the best way to enjoin right / forbid the wrong, remove kufr/shirk and oppression is jihad
--the best way is not thru dawah but with jihad
--when the 4 rightly guided caliphs were in office, they said: "embrace Islam, pay the jizyah, or be prepared to fight"
--jizyah = tax a kaafir pays to live in an Islamic State for the protection of their lives/properties
--zakah = wat is paid by the Muslim
--so Allah says, "don't you have any sense?"
--preaching one thing and doing another will make your dawah ineffective and will make you a laughing stock!
--the kuffar preach righteousness but not practice it; they preach “freedom” but they don't believe in or practice “freedom”
EVERY HYPOCRITE IS A KAAFIR AND EVERY KAAFIR IS A HYPOCRITE
--when infidels capture Muslim soldiers/Muslimahs, they strip their clothes and humiliate them
--but when they themselves are captured, they cry "Geneva Convention." They didn't practice this is in ABU GHRAIB prison in any of their prisons around the world.
Verily, the hypocrites will be in the lowest depths (grade) of the Fire. (4:145)
--the French were in Afghan fighting "for freedom" (human rights) so why did they ban the niqaab and hijab IN France ?
--they banned hijab because their president is himself a prostitute
--they hate righteousness; they allow prostitute to dress as they please but do not allow a Muslimahs to dress in her clothing of piety
Many of the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) wish that if they could turn you away as disbelievers after you have believed, out of envy from their ownselves. (2:109)
--many want to force us to apostate from our deen (if they have the ability)
--because they envy your deen, morality, the noor on your face, your self-contentment
--they don't have self-contentment (they live on anti-depressants)
--eg, in NY, people are out on the street 24/7 because they can't sleep
--same thing in Hong Kong"24 hr society" (even the post office is open / no holidays)
--in the UK, on Sundays the wholesalers are closed
--Asians don't believe in God so they don't close on Sundays
--the kaafirs envy the Muslims for their self-contentment (Arabic word is tama'neena)
--"The rich man is the one with self-contentment"
"Riches do not mean, having a great amount of property, but riches are self-contentment." [Sahih Bukhari - Book 76: Hadith 453]
--EFL and BNP are permitted freedom of speech but Shaikh was given 9 years in jail
--every hypocrite is a kaafir and every kaafir is a hypocrite
--kaafirs will never practice what they preach, they say: democracy is a gov't of the ppl, for the ppl, and by the ppl
--but the kaafir didnt allow this in Algeria (we wanted Shariah). the kaafir says: the enemies of democracy cannot benefit from democracy. the kaafirs didnt want to give them the power
--when the Muslim brother in Nigeria, Abiola won an election but he was poisoned in prison
--if you are amir of jammah and you're in prison - you lose your amirship (this is Shariah law)
--if we try to beat them at their own game, they show us the red card
--Similarly the Muslims of Palestine said: let's beat the kaafir @ their own game so they voted for Hamas in a landslide victory. The kufaat wanted them to vote for the Fatah party (Murji / liberal party who spies for the Jews). So even though Hamas won; the kaafir of the west said: “we ill never respect the wishes of the Palestine people” and labeled Hamas as a terrorist organization
THE WAY FORWARD IS NOT THE BALLOT - IT'S THE BULLET
--you can't win w/ democracy (bitten in Palestine, Turkey, Algeria, and Malaysia)
--Islamic Salvation Front (Algeria)
--A believer is not stung from under the same hole twice. (Bukhari & Muslim)
Jihad (holy fighting in Allah's Cause) is ordained for you (Muslims) though you dislike it, and it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you like a thing which is bad for you. Allah knows but you do not know. (2:216)
--sometimes you hate a thing, but it's good for you
--there is no short cut in Islam
--you don't want to use the bullet, you use a short-cut
--you don't want to do jihad because you don't want to die for Allah
--the Rasool(saws) fought 27 battles in his lifetime; he bled for Islam so why shouldn't you?
--you cant beat them at their game because they are calling all the shots
EVERY HYPOCRITE IS A KAAFIR AND EVERY KAAFIR IS A HYPOCRITE
--the only “freedom” the kufaar believe in to worshoip the shaitan
--they are low-life, scum of the earth
45. And seek help in patience and As-Salat (the prayer) and truly it is extremely heavy and hard except for Al-Khashi'un [i.e. the true believers in Allah - those who obey Allah with full submission, fear much from His Punishment, and believe in His Promise (Paradise, etc.) and in His Warnings (Hell, etc.)]. (2:45)
Seek Help in Patience and Prayer
--we will be tested with fear, hunger, lust of wealth, and loved ones, fruits
And certainly, We shall test you with something of fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives and fruits, but give glad tidings to As-Sabirin (the patient ones, etc.) (2:155)
Who, when afflicted with calamity, say: "Truly! To Allah we belong and truly, to Him we shall return." 2-156
--you need sabr to enter Paradise
--without it, you can not go to Paradise because you will apostate
--don’t be a munafiqh (a yo-yo Muslim) - you will lose the dunya and the Hereafter
And among mankind is he who worships Allah as it were, upon the very edge (i.e. in doubt); if good befalls him, he is content therewith; but if a trial befalls him, he turns back on his face (i.e. reverts back to disbelief after embracing Islam). He loses both this world and the Hereafter. That is the evident loss. (22:11)
--all the problems in the world today are mentioned in the Qur'an
--you don’t need to study kaafir psychology
--eg. racism says I am better than you because of some superficial reason
--Apartheid system came from Ibliss
(Allah) said: "What prevented you (O Iblis) that you did not prostrate, when I commanded you?" Iblis said: "I am better than him (Adam), You created me from fire, and him You created from clay."(7:12)
--call the haraam a beautiful name and the people will accept it
--when kuffar want you to do the haraam, they give it a beautiful name
--they let men marry dogs (and call it my “animal partner”) - they have no values
THEY ARE: SPIRITUALLY EMPTY - MORALLY BANKRUPT - ETHICALLY PERVERSE
They are the worst of creatures (98:6)
--you are beneath the level of the cattle
They are only like cattle; nay, they are even farther astray from the Path. (i.e. even worst than cattle). (25:44)
--we will not allow our children to be prostitutes, gay, depressed, insomniaks, schizophrenics, hyperactive, obsessive compulsive
--so we're not going to integrate w/these kuffar
--their ship is sinking so why integrate w/ them>
--mujahideen don't go home stressed to kill their children but the kuffar do
--[98:6] got Shaikh Faisal in trouble in Belmarsh Prison
--Munafiqh Muslims who attended the trial didn't want to accept his Qur'an because they said it has Hadith in it!
--these kufaar allow bestiality and other sins - why be surprised?
--they preach democracy but when Muslims win democracy, they over-rule it
--you can't beat the kuffar at their game: this is their stadium using their own referee
--they don't practice what they preach
--they will cry for "Geneva Convention" but they don't respect it
--kuffar are evil PERSONIFIED
--their freedom is for them not us
--their human rights are for them not us
***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.