Saturday, May 14, 2011

Shameless - Shaikh Faisal

Tafseer Surah Baqarah: Shameless
by Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
(morning dars: 5.14.11)

Baqarah 65 And indeed you knew those amongst you who transgressed in the matter of the Sabbath (i.e. Saturday). We said to them: "Be you monkeys, despised and rejected."

Jews are known to be rebellious and pull stunts on Allah
--those who upheld Sabbath and tried to enjoin the good built a wall
--between themselves and those who broke Sabbath
--when they looked over the wall, they saw them turn to apes / swine
--Allah turned to apes those who did not stop them from breaking the Sabbath (copycats)
--Allah turned to swine those who actually broke the Sabbath into swine
--He (swt) used swine because those animals are shameless and unabashed

5:60 - Say (O Muhammad to the people of the Scripture): "Shall I inform you of something worse than that, regarding the recompense from Allah: those (Jews) who incurred the Curse of Allah and His Wrath, those of whom (some) He transformed into monkeys and swine, those who worshipped Taghut (false deities); such are worse in rank (on the Day of Resurrection in the Hell-fire), and far more astray from the Right Path (in the life of this world)."

In Islam, we must keep ourselves from doing wrong, but

--it is our religious duty for us to forbid the wrong and enjoin the good
--Ibn Hanbal made it haraam to have monkey as pets

Baqarah 66 So We made this punishment an example to their own and to succeeding generations and a lesson to those who are Al-Muttaqun (the pious - see V.2:2)

8:25 - And guard yourselves against a chastisement which cannot fall exclusively on those of you who are wrong-doers, and know that Allah is severe in punishment.

--it is incumbent on you to hate evil

--if you don’t hate it in your heart, it’s become corrupted and perverted

The Rasul (saw) used to make a dua asking Allah to show him truth as truth, falsehood as falsehood; good as good and evil as evil

The pagans are spiritually empty, morally bankrupt, and ethically perverse
--not everyone is blessed with furqan
--taqwa is a prerequisite for furqan

Hadith: The prophet (saw) said ‘whenever you see an evil act stop it with your hands, and if you are not able to do that then speak out with your tongue and if you are not able to do that hate it in your heart and that is the lowest form of iman.’ (Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim)

8:29 - O ye who believe! If ye keep your duty to Allah, He will give you discrimination (between right and wrong) and will rid you of your evil thoughts and deeds, and will forgive you. Allah is of Infinite bounty.

2:65 - And ye know of those of you who broke the Sabbath, how We said unto them: Be ye apes, despised and hated!

--Allah made an example of those who broke Sabbath

--when you say to dismantle the Shariah is a minor issue:
--you are insinuating Allah 'tala over-reacted or made a mistake
--this is the teachings of the Saudi Salafi
--it is a MAJOR kufr to dismantle the Shariah
--Allah tala didn't over-react
--they are trying to change Islam

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 ! Worese 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)

--Saudi Salafi are worse than everyone else because they are claiming Allah 'tala over-reacted