Sunday, June 26, 2011

-100- Weaknesses of Mankind (2)

"The Weaknesses of Mankind" (2)
by Shaikh Abdullah Faisal

(evening dars: 6.26.11)

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These weaknesses are found:
--in males and females and within every race

1. People like to show off

2. People are wasteful with the bounties of Allah 'tala

3. People like to borrow money and not pay it back

4. Laziness
(spiritual, physical, intellectual)
-- they don’t want to pray, and they want shaikhs
-- they don’t want to work, they live off women like parasites
-- according to Sharia law, if you don’t work
-- and maintain your wife financially
-- you have lost your conjugal (sexual) rights with your wife

5. People like to beg

6. S-xual promiscuity
-- those who beg-- on Judgment day they will have no flesh on their face
1. they want to go to bed with every woman they see
2. they are impotent; they abuse drugs alcohol, etc
-- a woman is allowed to divorce her husband if he’s impotent
-- and she’s allowed to divorce him if his genitalia is short

When a man is always begging from people, he would meet Allah (in a state) that there would be no flesh on his face. Muslim 33 Book 5 pg 2263

Surah Al Israh 17:32 And come not near to the unlawful sexual intercourse. Verily, it is a Fahishah [i.e. anything that transgresses its limits (a great sin)], and an evil way (that leads one to Hell unless Allah forgives him).

"A person has done enough wrong in his life if he simply repeats everything he hears” [Muslim]

--you must have an investigative mind as Muslim
--don’t repeat what you hear
--you need to investigate it and verify it

On the authority of Abu Hurairah, may Allah be pleased with him, who narrated that the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “It is enough sin for a person to speak everything that he hears.” [Sunan Abu Dawud, Book of Manners, #4992, authentic]

--if you have an enemy and someone told you that your enemy is gay
--you’ll be happy to hear the news and you will never verify it
--and you will automatically spread the news
--because it is not in your interest to verify

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

7. People have treachery

--there are people out there, if you have a fight with them
--they will expose your secrets
--you are not allowed to have these type of people as friends
--treachery is a sign of a hypocrite

1) When he speaks he lies
2) He breaks promises
3) He proves to be treacherous
4) He disputes w/ abusive language

Surah al Anfal 8:58 If you (O Muhammad SAW) fear treachery from any people throw back (their covenant) to them (so as to be) on equal terms (that there will be no more covenant between you and them). Certainly Allah likes not the treacherous.

8. People have low self-esteem / inferiority complex

--even beautiful women have low self esteem --
--people are embarrassed about their skin color
--some black people even bleach themselves
--"skin lightening cream"
--some people are embarrassed about the size of their nose
--and ears, breast "breast implants"
--people are embarrassed because of their level of education
--people are embarrassed about their height
--people how have low self esteem are very dangerous
--they are like a wounded lion

Bukhari: Book 1: Volume 2: Hadith 32 Narrated Abu Huraira: 1. Whenever he speaks, he tells a lie.

Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, 'The signs of a Munaafiq are three; When he speaks, he lies; When he disputes, he is vulgar; and When he makes a promise, he breaks it.' (Mishkaat)

--some people have low esteem because their parents
--didn’t show them any love at home
--so whenever you don’t show a child love at home
--that child will have low self esteem
--no confidence
--some Muslims think the kuffar are better than them
--ALLAH says that we are the best ummah raised up
--for the guidance of mankind
--because we enjoin the right and we forbid the wrong
--and we believe in ALLAH

Ye are the best of peoples, evolved for mankind, enjoining what is right, forbidding what is wrong, and believing in Allah. If only the People of the Book had faith it were best for them; among them are some who have faith, but most of them are perverted transgressors. [3:110]

ALLAH tells us that the kuffar are the worst of created things: 98:6

9. People can be compulsive liars

Those who reject (Truth), among the People of the Book and among the Polytheists, will be in Hell-fire, to dwell therein (for aye). They are the worst of creatures. (98:6)

Why do people lie?

--to make themselves more accepted
--men lie about their age
--to make themselves more marketable
--people lie on their CV to become more marketable
--people like to say I CAN DO THIS OR THAT - I HAVE CONTACTS
--"consider it done" is their favorite phrase
--but people like to lie
--people lie because they have Walter Mitty syndrome:
--he can change oil of car and then he thinks OH I AM A MECHANIC!
--but all he knows how to do is change oil or spark plugs
--they elevate themselves higher than their true level

10. People do gluttony (over-eating) or Anorexia
--“Prader-Willi Syndrome”
--your belly is full but you convince yourself you're still hungry

Shaikh in UK:
--police went to man's home in Kent to arrest a man:
--for eating himself to death!
--he saw documentary "one ton man"
--the one ton man (body shock)


"A believer eats in one intestine (is satisfied with little food) and a kaafir (unbeliever) or a hypocrite eats with seven intestines" (Bukhari)

--a big belly is sign of a munafiqh

Certainly! Allâh will admit those who believe (in the Oneness of Allâh Islâmic Monotheism) and do righteous good deeds, to Gardens under which rivers flow (Paradise), while those who disbelieve enjoy themselves and eat as cattle eat, and the Fire will be their abode. (Muhammad 47:12)

.. while those who disbelieve enjoy themselves and eat as cattle eat, and the Fire will be their abode. (Muhammad 47:12)

"A believer eats in one intestine (is satisfied with little food) and a kaafir (unbeliever) or a hypocrite eats with seven intestines" (Bukhari)

--"mutah" marriage is for a temporary marriage
--dabble in pleasures of the flesh which is what kaafir does

Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “A believer might commit every sin except betrayal and lying.” (Ahmed with narrators of Bukhari)

Money, technology and pleasures of the flesh: worshipped by kaafirs
--this is why some are bi s-xual (multiple intimate partners)

2 types of Obesity
1) slightly over weight (just a few pounds) and you can marry them
2) Morbidly obese (overweight to the point it jeopardizes their health)
--you can not marry this person
--14 pounds = 1 stone = 6.3 kg

Morbid = means death
--to be obese as morbid, they jeopardize their organs
--people who are obese live to eat not eat to live
--best thing for a woman is a happy marriage / worst thing is sad marriage
--so women practice COMFORT EATING
--obesity sets in w/ comfort eating
--it's easier to gain weight than lose it

"A believer eats in one intestine (is satisfied with little food) and a kaafir (unbeliever) or a hypocrite eats with seven intestines" (Bukhari)


--these people under-eat... they starve themselves thin
--they are skinny but think they are fat
--the shaitan uses waswaasas to convince them they are fat
--he instills corrupted and perverted desires in us

(The same) who whispers into the hearts of Mankind? (An-Nas 114:5)

"I will mislead them and I will create in them false desires; I will order them to slit the ears of cattle and to deface the (fair) nature created by Allah." Whoever, forsaking Allah, takes Satan for a friend, hath of a surety suffered a loss that is manifest. (An-Nisa 4:119)

--anorexics also become BULIMIC so they put their fingers
--in their mouth to cause vomiting
--they do these things to control weight
--the gora convince these women to be skinny and anorexic
--many need to be 6' and weigh 100 lbs
--these women are "clothes hangers"
--they are cat-walk models...
--they are told to be anorexic to be beautiful
--the media sets a standard which is unattainable
--do not marry these women: they die from heart attacks
--and are often infertile (can't make babies)
--their menses stops
--irregular menses, can't get pregnant
--and have heart trouble esp from the vomiting

Shaikh in prison:
--many men there were doing time w/o being guilty:
--no evidence only hearsay
--in Shariah, you need evidence
--there was a man in UK (Bengali) in Forest Gate
--the police burst in his home
--based on HEARSAY
--he was a postal worker
--kaafirs have no justice in their system

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

And whosoever does not judge by what Allâh has revealed, such are the Kâfirûn (i.e. disbelievers - of a lesser degree as they do not act on Allâh's Laws). (Al-Ma'idah 5:44)

And whosoever does not judge by that which Allâh has revealed, such are the Zâlimûn (polytheists and wrong¬doers - of a lesser degree). (Al-Ma'idah 5:45)

And whosoever does not judge by what Allâh has revealed (then) such (people) are the Fâsiqûn (the rebellious i.e. disobedient (of a lesser degree) to Allâh. (Al-Ma'idah 5:47)

11. Stinginess

--so they neglect zakah

And those who hoard up gold and silver [Al-Kanz: the money, the Zakât of which has not been paid], and spend it not in the Way of Allâh, -announce unto them a painful torment. (At-Tawbah 9:34)

"Whoever is made wealthy by Allah and does not pay the Zakat of his wealth, then on the Day of Resurrection his wealth will be made like a bald-headed poisonous male snake with two black spots over the eyes. The snake will encircle his neck and bite his cheeks and say, 'I am your wealth, I am your treasure.' Bukhari Volume 2, Book 24, Number 486

--when you don’t pay zakah, your wealth becomes black snakes

"A people do not keep from giving the zakat on their wealth except that they will be kept from having rain from the sky. If it were not for the animals, it would not rain at all". (Ibn Maajah, according to al-Albaani it is Sahih, see Silsilat al-Hadeeth as-Saheehah, Vol.1, Hadith No. 106)

--whenever you don’t pay zakah, ALLAH withholds the rain
--Abu Bakr Siddiqui fought those who did not pay zakah
--took their wives as concubines
--it is a serious matter not to pay it
--The Rasul saws said 'one of the signs of the last day is:
--‘a man who sees zakat as a punishment from ALLAH
--will be unleashed upon the people'

Abu Sa'id (may Allah be pleased with him) reported Allah's Messenger (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) as saying, "There are two characteristics which are not combined in a believer: miserliness and a bad disposition." (Tirmidhi)

2 CHARACTERISTICS not in a believer:

--miserly and a bad disposition

A'ishah, once when a child was brought to the Prophet PBUH, he fondled him and said,
'These children make cowards and misers of the parents. And they are the flowers of the Almighty.'

12. People lead someone on

--you have no intention to marry / no chemistry
--do not lead people on
--Hadith: The Rasool said he who cheats us...
--they like the "thrill of the chase"
--when we are chased, we are excited

O you who believe! Keep your duty to Allah and fear Him, and speak (always) the truth. 33:70

--don’t lead people on, especially in terms of marriage

1579. Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "Anyone who carries arms against us is not one of us. Anyone who cheats us is not one of us." [Muslim]

--don’t beat around the bush, especially in terms of business

13. People refuse to change their views
--even after the hujjah is established
--they are stubborn
--they behave like the Pharaoh
--pride /arrogance
--when the Khawarij emerged, Ali sent Ibn Abass
--to debate them and refute them
--when Ibn Abass refuted them, many of them made Taubah
--returned to the correct Aqeedah and he forgave them
--those who were proud and arrogant
--and refused to accept hujjah: he killed them
--according to Shariah, you punish AFTER the hujjah is established
--many people who die as a kaafir
--they heard about Islam but they refused to change their minds
--on Day of Judgment, they admit:

It almost bursts up with fury. Every time a group is cast therein, its keeper will ask: "Did no warner come to you?" (Al-Mulk 67:8)

They will say: "Yes indeed; a warner did come to us, but we belied him and said: 'Allâh never sent down anything (of revelation), you are only in great error.'" (Al-Mulk 67:9)

And they will say: "Had we but listened or used our intelligence, we would not have been among the dwellers of the blazing Fire!" (Al-Mulk 67:10)

Musa sent Pharaoh w/ 9 signs to change his mind
--he was stubborn
--what can he say to Allah tala on Judgment Day
--rod of Musa, radiant hand, years of drought, flood
--and human and animal pandemics
--and locusts, lice, frogs and blood

9 signs but he was still stubborn!
--he did not believe and he wanted to take his Shahadah in the River Nile but
--Allah tala threw it back at him for being an opportunist

14. People are envious
--the Rasul said ' I fear 3 things for my ummat:
--they will envy each other for what they have;
--the Qur’an will become so cheap
--even the Jahil will give its Tafsir
--the sincere Islamic scholars will be disrespected
--ilm is the cure for ignorance is to ASK
--stubbornness ends in regret
--we also envy people

The prophet (saw) said : "The cure of ignorance is to ask and learn." "Avoid stubbornness for it begins in ignorance and ends in regret."

..the Rasul said ' I fear 3 things for my ummat: they will envy each other for what they have; the Qur’an will become so cheap even the Jahil will give its Tafsir, the sincere Islamic scholars will be disrespected

Nabi (saw) said “I fear particularly for three shortcomings in my followers - Firstly, due to increasing worldly benefits and achievements, they will envy one another. Secondly, discussion of the Holy Quran will become so common that even the ignorant will claim that they know the meanings of the Holy Quran although many meanings are such that cannot be understood by anyone except the well versed scholars of the Book who say ‘We have a firm belief in it and that it is from Allah’, so how much more careful should be the common people. Thirdly, the people of knowledge will be neglected and will not be respected properly” (MUNDHIRI ‘at Targheeb wat Tarheeb’)

Say: I seek refuge in the Lord of the Daybreak (1) From the evil of that which He created; (2) From the evil of the darkness when it is intense, (3) And from the evil of malignant witchcraft, (4) And from the evil of the envier when he envieth. (5) (Surah 114)

--we're to seek refuge from those who do black magic
--and from the one who envies
--sometimes pretty girls fall in love w ugly man (black magic)
--or couples break up (black magic)

The Prophet said: 'The cure for ignorance is to question.' (Sunan Abi Dawud)

And from these (angels) people learn that by which they cause separation between man and his wife, but they could not thus harm anyone except by Allâh's Leave.(Al-Baqarah 2:102)

People criticized Abu Hanifa (so you would follow Albaani,
who believed to dismantle the Shariah is a minor kufr, which is wrong)

Imam Nawawi mentions in the Majmu‘ (3.454) from Abu Dawud and others with a sound chain of narrators on the authority Abdullah Ibn Az-Zubayr, that he described the prayer of the Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace) by saying, “He would point with his finger while supplicating without moving it.” As for what is present in the narration that mentions, that he (Allah bless him and grant him peace) “used to move it”, the expression, “move it is an unreliable anomalous (Ar. shadhdh) narration because the narrator who relates [this Hadith] on the authority of the Companion Wael Ibn Hujr (Allah be pleased with him) contradicts everyone else who narrated from him

shadhdh = weird

15. People spread Mischief w/ their tongue
--Rasool (saws) said protect your tongue and your private parts

Allah's Apostle said, "Whoever can guarantee (the chastity of) what is between his two jaw-bones and what is between his two legs (i.e. his tongue and his private parts), I guarantee Paradise for him." Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 76, Number 481

A Muslim is one whom other people are safe from his tongue and his hand. (Bukhari)

--many sisters tell SH they do not keep friends
--they don't feel they can trust
--but we can't paint everyone w/ the same brush

"A Muslim is the one from whose hands and tongue other Muslims are safe." [Tirmidhi]

--the tongue causes people to go to hellfire the most

UK in 2005:
--a woman in Birmingham said she was assaulted by an Indian/Paki man
--but she lied and many shops went up in flames
--because of this lie
--Luqman killed a sheep and he took out tongue and heart ... best organ
--next day, he took out the same two organs as the worst organs
--he said they are the BEST when they are used fi sabil illah
--but they are the worst when used in the worst way

It is reported from Hudhaifa that news reached him (the Prophet) that a certain man carried tales. Upon this Hudhaifa remarked: I heard Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) saying: The tale-bearer shall not enter Paradise. [The Book of Faith No. 189 Muslim]

"There is in the body a clump of flesh - if it becomes good, the whole body becomes good and if it becomes bad, the whole body becomes bad. And indeed it is the heart." [Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 2, Number 49]

Ibn Mas'ud says: "A believer treats a sin as if it is a mountain over his head that may fall on him any moment. Whereas a regular violator looks at them as a fly that perked on his nose and he waived it away with his hand."

"There is in the body a clump of flesh - if it becomes good, the whole body becomes good and if it becomes bad, the whole body becomes bad. And indeed it is the heart."

[The Hadith in full :- Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 2, Number 49: Narrated An-Nu'man bin Bashir: I heard Allah's Apostle saying, 'Both legal and illegal things are evident but in between them there are doubtful (suspicious) things and most of the people have no knowledge about them. So whoever saves himself from these suspicious things saves his religion and his honor. And whoever indulges in these suspicious things is like a shepherd who grazes (his animals) near the Hima (private pasture) of someone else and at any moment he is liable to get in it. (O people!) Beware! Every king has a Hima and the Hima of Allah on the earth is His illegal (forbidden) things. Beware! There is a piece of flesh in the body if it becomes good (reformed) the whole body becomes good but if it gets spoilt the whole body gets spoilt and that is the heart.]

During his Caliphate, Umar - radi Allahu 'anhu - once set out for Ash-Shaam and with him was Abu Ubaydah. They came upon a deep creek which they needed to cross. So Umar took off his sandals and carried them on his shoulders. Then he took the reign of the camel and began plowing through the water. Abu Ubaydah - seeing the Khaleefah of the Muslims in this state - felt saddened and said, "I fear that the people of the village will think you un-honourable." Umar said, "Oh Abu Ubaydah, if only someone less knowledgeable than you made such a statement. We were of the most disgraced of people and Allah granted us honour with this Islam. Now, whenever we seek honour in other than that which Allah honoured us with, Allah shall disgrace us (once again)."

Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said: 'Woman has been created from a rib and will in no way be straightened for you; so if you want to benefit from her, you will benefit from her while crookedness remains in her. If you attempt to straighten her, you will break her, and breaking her is divorcing her" [Muslim]