Tafseer Surah Baqarah: (Verily man is ungrateful to his Lord)
Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
(morning dars 5.09.11)
49. And (remember) when We delivered you from Fir'aun's (Pharaoh) people, who were afflicting you with a horrible torment, killing your sons and sparing your women, and therein was a mighty trial from your Lord.
--the Pharaoh was killing kids because he dreamt that he saw a flame from Jerusalem that would burn up his kingdom: he had his dream interpreted and it meant that one of the kids of the Hebrews would rise up to destroy his kingdom
--the Pharaoh had his soldiers kill the children of the Hebrews to try to change Qadr. he was desperate to hold onto power like all tyrants, past and present
--Fakhuriyya School - the Jews bombed it and killed school kids as young a 6 yrs old in Palestine (2008)
--the Israelis bombed a kindergarten school on the pretext that it was housing Islamic militants
--the same thing occurred at the time of Salahuddin Al-Ayyubi, the crusaders killed children
--again this is the same thing Putin and his gang in the KGB do to the Chechnyans in occupied Muslim lands in the Caucuses, they kill kids
--kaafirs never play fair; they plant bombs and blame it on Muslims to further their own agenda and justification of occupation and aggression
--kaafirs "kill their own people to further their own cause"
--in Algeria, the French sent their people in the guise of mujahideen and killed kids in order to derail the jihadi uprising in Algeria and antagonize the people of Algeria against the mujahideen
--you need Nusrah (help) of the local population in order to carry out a jihad.
--Nusrah is critical to any jihadi effort, but Nusrah cannot replace jihad. Nusrah is only a component of the Jihad itself
--Hizb ut-Tahri's idea that Nusrah can replace jihad is wrong
--the kuffar try to infiltrate the mujahideen and carry out attacks against children and innocents to antagonize the people against the mujahideen. This is the modus operandi of the kuffar
--do not entertain the idea that Pharaoh alone killed kids, the crusaders killed kids in the past and today in the Balkans, Palestine, Caucuses
50. Allah parted the sea for the Hebrews to escape and drowned the Pharaoh
And (remember) when We separated the sea for you and saved you and drowned Fir'aun's (Pharaoh) people while you were looking (at them, when the sea-water covered them).
51. And (remember) when We appointed for Mûsa (Moses) forty nights, and (in his absence) you took the calf (for worship), and you were Zâlimûn (polytheists and wrong-doers,)
--the Pharaoh took Shahadah when he was drowning. Allah threw back his Shahadah at him like a dirty rag
--The Prophet found the Jews of Madinah fasting on 10th of Muharram, he asked why? because it was the day when Allah parted the sea and Musa (as) told us to
--despite this and all the favors Allah showed them, when Musa (as) went away from them, they began worshiping the golden calf
--this shows that atheism/ingratitude preponderates in the character of the Jews and Mankind, in general
This is the creation of Allâh. So show Me that which those (whom you worship), besides Him have created. Nay, the Zâlimûn (polytheists, wrongdoers and those who do not believe in the Oneness of Allâh) are in plain error. (31:11)
--Allah is saying what did your false deities do for you?
--do they send rain to germinate your crops, send oxygen for you to breathe and create the trees with all itsbenefits, etc.
--polytheists are in clear error
--the Jews were so ungrateful, they worshiped the calf despite all the blessings that Allah has bestowed upon them (Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, etc doing same thing)
By the (steeds) that run, with panting. Striking sparks of fire (by their hooves), And scouring to the raid at dawn. Penetrating forthwith as one into the midst (of the foe); Verily, man (disbeliever) is ungrateful to his Lord; (100:1-6)
Allah has created animals to benefit us, the sun, so many blessings
--He has created for our benefit; yet people are so ungrateful, they are atheists!
--man is not only ungrateful to Allah, they are ungrateful to man
--how many times people abuse / misuse you?
And verily, he is violent in the love of wealth (100:8)
-- eg. Atheist Richard Dawkins
--we say to the atheist: why are we 6 billion people, yet we each have a different fingerprint, each have a different DNA, and each have a different iris unique to each one of us. this is proof that we are all intelligently designed
--Einstein (greatest scientist according to the kuffar) believed in God: "God doesn’t play dice"
--can a stone do anything for you? can it tell you the haraam / halal?
--people worship idols and adopt false religions because they worship their own evil and corrupted desires because they do not want to submit to the book, the guidance (Qur’an)
Have you seen him who takes his own lust (vain desires) as his ilâh (god)? and Allâh knowing (him as such), left him astray, and sealed his hearing and his heart, and put a cover on his sight. Who then will guide him after Allâh? Will you not then remember? (45:23)
--people worship stones / idols or being atheist because they want
--to escape Allah's hakimiyya (His rule)
And they belied them (those Ayât) wrongfully and arrogantly, though their ownselves were convinced thereof [i.e. those (Ayât) are from Allâh, and Mûsa (Moses) is the Messenger of Allâh in truth, but they disliked to obey Mûsa (Moses), and hated to believe in his Message of Monotheism]. So see what was the end of the Mufsidûn (disbelievers, disobedient to Allâh, evil-doers and liars). (27:14)
--there is no such thing as a real atheist: Pharaoh was convinced in this that Musa (as) brought the truth, but he rejected the truth because of his pride / arrogance
--there is no such thing as a real atheist, when they are in tight situation, they always turn to Allah (tala)
So set you (O Muhammad SAW) your face towards the religion (of pure Islâmic Monotheism) Hanif (worship none but Allâh Alone) Allâh's Fitrah (i.e. Allâh's Islâmic Monotheism), with which He has created mankind. No change let there be in Khalq-illah (i.e. the religion of Allâh — Islâmic Monotheism), that is the straight religion, but most of men know not (Tafsir Tabari) (30:30)
--we were all created with a natural instinct to acknowledge a supreme being
--People do not want to acknowledge Allah because they don’t want to submit to Allah and follow their own desires
QUESTIONS and ANSWERS after the dars
Q1: any advice for a brother who misses some prayer and has some difficulties with praying all 5 salah?
Answer: you can join prayers - don't make the deen a burden on yourself but if you are busy you can join the prayers - don't shorten them
--if your work is more than 3 miles from home, you're a traveler (ibn tamiyyah believed this)
--hanafi do not allow you to join their prayers but hanbali lets you
--allah tala wants ease and comfort for us [2:185]
--the qur'an wasn't sent to cause us stress [20:1-2]
--if you don't combine prayers you will neglect them
Q2: Shaikh is true that Khalid Ibn Walid killed a Sahabah because he loved the latter’s wife on the pretext that the Sahabah had murrtad?
Answer: rumor is spread by the shiites about ibn walid
Q3: I was with messenger[saw] of ALLAAH in my dream but I couldn’t see his face, 2 in my dream I told my aunt Surah Bayinnah verse I and she is Christian- what mean?
Answer: it appears she will be coming to islam ..
***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.