Friday, May 13, 2011

Notes: The Worst of Creatures - Shaikh Faisal

Tafseer Surah Baqarah: The Worst of Creatures
By Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
(morning dars: 5.13.11)

Verily! Those who believe and those who are Jews and Christians, and Sabians, whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day and do righteous good deeds shall have their reward with their Lord, on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve 2:62

--Sufis don’t make takfir on Jews / Christians
--they are Murji
--Deobandi don’t believe that Allah (tala) is on his Arsh
--they believe in democracy

Anything mentioned in Qur’an is "known of Islam by necessity"


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.

Vocabulary::
Mubeen = clear ie Allah (tala) didn’t mince His words when He inspired the Qur’an
Asabiyya – clannishness / racism
Gulaat Murjia = Gulaat murji'a (extremist murji'a)
--all of these murji'a were extremists because they apposed ahlus-sunah-wal-jammah

--people with dodgy aqeedah, read Qur’an in English and think they know what it is saying

Verily, those who disbelieve (in the religion of Islam, the Qur'an and Prophet Muhammad ()) from among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) and Al-Mushrikun will abide in the Fire of Hell. They are the worst of creatures. 98:6

Allah ‘tala did not mince His words:
--those who reject Muhammad and don’t accept Islam are the "worst of creatures"
--and are in hell-fire
--He wrote the Qur’an using mubeen (clearly)

And whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers. 3:85

--Jews and Christians can’t go to Paradise, you don’t understand tawheed

It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “By the One in Whose hand is the soul of Muhammad, no one among this nation, Jew or Christian, hears of me then dies not believing in that with which I was sent, but he will be one of the people of the Fire.” Narrated by Muslim, 153

Example:
Bush and Blair are of the ummah of Muhammad, but they are not Muslim
--it means they have to accept Muhammad (saws) before they die
--they are the worst of kaafirs

And (O Children of Israel, remember) when We took your covenant and We raised above you the Mount (saying): "Hold fast to that which We have given you, and remember that which is therein so that you may become Al-Muttaqun. 2:63

--the covenant is to worship Allah without associating partners with Him

--and if a prophet emerges in their lifetime they will accept and obey him (the prophet)

Those to whom We gave the Scripture (Jews and Christians) recognize him (Muhammad or the Ka'bah at Makkah) as they recognize their sons 2:146

Allah made their job easy by giving them the description of Muhammad in their scripture
--the Christian monk (Buhaira) in Syria recognized Muhammad (saws) when he went there with
Buhaira’s uncle, Abu Taalib

--the monk told the prophets uncle not to take him to Syria because the Jews will kill him
--they practiced asabiyya (clannishness)
--the Jews did not fulfill the covenant
--they rejected him in the name of asabiyya
--in the name of asabiyya, the Jews chose the Hellfire over Paradise because of racism

Those to whom We gave the Scripture (Jews and Christians) recognize him (Muhammad or the Ka'bah at Makkah) as they recognize their sons..... 2:146

Then after that you turned away. Had it not been for the Grace and Mercy of Allah upon you, indeed you would have been among the losers. 2:64

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." 2:65

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)." 5:60

Allah turned those who broke Sabbath--> Allah turned them to swine

Enjoining right is our religious duty ~ Forbidding the evil is our religious duty

If we don’t do both, it will envelope everyone

Allah turned those who broke Sabbath into swine
--He used swine because they are shameless (unabashed)
Allah turned those who did not stop them into apes
--the apes follow what they see (copycats)

In Indonesia, there’s a place called Banda Aceh where a tsunami hit several years ago (2004)
--the houses were ruined but the masjid was in tact
--Why? It’s not for Allah (tala) to destroy His house

And fear the Fitnah (affliction and trial, etc.) which affects not in particular (only) those of you who do wrong (but it may afflict all the good and the bad people), and know that Allah is Severe in punishment. 8:25

--if you don't command good and forbid evil, ALLAH (tala) will send punishment:
--it will envelope all good and bad people
--you have to do dawah call to good and forbid the evil

ALLAH asked the angels to begin the punishment with the person who worshipped ALLAH but
--did not command good and forbid evil
--you are not allowed to follow the crowd
--you have to use your Aql and follow Qur’an and Sunnah only

Verily! The worst of (moving) living creatures with Allah are the deaf and the dumb, those who understand not (i.e. the disbelievers). 8:22


On many occasions ALLAH says in the Qur’an:
--majority of the people will be evil (fasiqoon)
--la yatafakkarun = ( do not reflect)
--la ya'lamoon = (do not know)
--Kaafir is the lowest of the low asfala safileen (lowest of the low)

O you who believe! If a rebellious evil person comes to you with a news, verify it, lest you harm people in ignorance, and afterward you become regretful to what you have done. 49:6

Then we reduced him to the lowest of the low, (95:5)