Monday, June 27, 2011

-101- The 4 Crucials Tests from Allah


Tafseer Surah Baqarah: The 4 Crucial Tests from Allah
by Shaikh Abdullah Faisal

(morning dars: 6.27.11)





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Prophet Muhammad (saws) was taught by the angel Gabriel
--to recite salah, establish salah, read Qur'an

Move not thy tongue concerning the (Qur'an) to make haste therewith. (16) It is for Us to collect it and to promulgate it: (17) But when We have promulgated it, follow thou its recital (as promulgated): (18) Nay more, it is for Us to explain it (and make it clear): (19) Al-Qiyama 75:16-19
-- The Rasul was taught recitation of Quran by Angel Gabriel
-- Allah 'tala DOES NOT come down on earth as a man and he never will
-- This is aqeedah of Louis Farrakhan
-- Allah has angels to come on earth in the form of man to teach people things

It is not fitting for a man that Allah should speak to him except by inspiration, or from behind a veil, or by the sending of a Messenger to reveal, with Allah's permission, what Allah wills: for He is Most High, Most Wise. (Al-Jathiya 42:51)

The veil of Allah is light
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- Allah communicates in three ways
-- 1. inspiration
-- 2. speaking form behind a veil
-- 3. sending a messenger (angel)

-- When you have Hikmah, you are elevated to high status
-- Allah gave Yusuf tamkeen in the land because he had wisdom
-- you shall be disgraced in the land if you do not have


They followed what the evil ones gave out (falsely) against the power of Solomon; the blasphemers were not Solomon but the evil ones, teaching men magic and such things as came down at Babylon to the angels Harut, and Marut. But neither of these taught anyone (such things) without saying: "We are only for trial; so do not blaspheme." They learned from them the means to sow discord between man and wife. But they could not thus harm anyone except by Allah's permission. And they learned what harmed them not what profited them. And they knew that the buyers of (magic) would have no share in the happiness of the Hereafter. And vile was the price for which they did sell their souls, if they but knew! (Al-Baqarah 2:102)


This ayah is about black magic:
-- It was about Black magic
-- Harut and Marut brought knowledge with them, it was like money
-- You can use money for good things, or evil things

The knowledge that was brought to Iraq
-- by Harut and Marut

-- could be used for good or bad
-- the angels warned the people "we were sent as a fitnah
-- (test) for you,
-- so do not use this knowledge in a bad way and become kaafir"
-- The Jews slandered Suleiman that is how evil they are
-- They had magical formulas and hid them
-- under the Suleiman's grave
-- and when he died, they accused him of not being a prophet
-- because they said he did magic
-- in the UK, when a famous person died,
-- all of the newspapers said bad things about him
-- someone wrote a slanderous book about Sheikh,
-- they waited till he went to jail
-- to write the book so that Sheikh can't defend himself
-- when Suleiman died, they pulled out
-- magical books from under his throne
-- and accused him of not being a prophet
-- Allah took it upon himself to defend the
-- character of Suleiman in the Quran

LESSONS FROM THIS AYAH:
1. Jews like to slander prophets
2. When people can't refute your aqeeda, people go after your character
5. Magic makes you a kaafir
6. magic is a reality and not a fantasy
7. magic can be used to break us man from wife
8. no one can harm a person w/ black magic w/o it being the will of Allah 'tala
9. Knowledge the angels brought to them could be used for good
but they opted to use it for evil (unrighteousness)
10. Those who dabble


EXAMINING THESE POINTS:
1. Jews like to slander prophets
--the slander Muhammad (saws)

2. When people can't refute your aqeeda,
--people go after your character
--when you are torchbearer of haqq,
--they can’t refute you so they attack your character

3. Allah tala used angels to teach people things
--Prophet Muhammad (saws) was taught by the angel Gabriel
--to recite salah, establish salah, read Qur'an

Move not thy tongue concerning the (Qur'an) to make haste therewith. (16) It is for Us to collect it and to promulgate it: (17) But when We have promulgated it, follow thou its recital (as promulgated): (18) Nay more, it is for Us to explain it (and make it clear): (19) Al-Qiyama 75:16-19


LESSONS FROM THIS AYAH:
1. Jews like to slander prophets
2. When people can't refute your aqeeda,
--people go after your character
3. Allah tala used angels to teach people things
4. when you give knowledge and the person has no taqwa
--they will abuse the knowledge

4 things you give a man w/o taqwah that he will abuse:
1) woman
2) power
3) money
4) knowledge


WOMEN:
-- these men are freeloaders, don’t' work, demand three meals a day
-- they do verbal abuse
-- these women are abused: physically, emotionally, and mentally
-- it is haraam to make love not one wife in front of the other
-- this is emotional abuse

POWER:
-- nimrod was given power
-- he said he can give life and take life
-- men abuse, misuse that power

Hast thou not turned thy thought to one who disputed with Abraham about his Lord because Allah had granted him power? Abraham said: "My Lord is He Who giveth life and death." He said: "I give life and death." Said Abraham: "But it is Allah that causeth the sun to rise from the East: do thou then cause him to rise from the West?" Thus was he confounded who (in arrogance) rejected faith. Nor doth Allah give guidance to a people unjust. (Al-Baqarah 2:258)

SHAIKH in the UK:
-- he will misuse and abuse her
-- a brother was looking for a wife for one decade
-- the brother said he wanted to marry a white sister
-- he didn't treat the wife properly
-- sometimes, if you see a brother with no wife, maybe
-- Allah didn’t bless him with a wife for a reason

Then he collected (his men) and made a proclamation, (23) Saying "I am your Lord, Most High." (24) [Surah An-Anaziat 79: 23-24]

-- He surpassed the Shaytaan with his evil
-- Even Shaytaan didn't claim he was Allah
-- look at Joseph Stalin, Adolph Hitler
-- millions died because they abused power
-- Pol Pot of Cambodia killed people then made mountains
-- out of their skulls!

MONEY:
-- Rich people in Hollywood, they are
--using money to sniff cocaine, gamble
-- They spend wealth to debar men from the path of Allah

Lo! those who disbelieve spend their wealth in order that they may debar (men) from the way of Allah. They will spend it, then it will become an anguish for them, then they will be conquered. And those who disbelieve will be gathered unto hell, (36) The unbelievers spend their wealth to hinder (men) from the path of Allah and so will they continue to spend; but in the end they will have (only) regrets and sighs; at length they will be overcome: and the Unbelievers will be gathered together to Hell.? (Anfal 8:36)

They say "the war in Iraq and Afghanistan

-- is going to bankrupt our economy"
-- Sheikh said to a sister "don't marry that brother"
-- she married him
-- out of curiosity
-- He nearly killed her
-- Curiosity killed the cat
-- Kufaar were told not to go into Afghanistan
-- They went in anyways because curiosity
-- filled with pride and arrogance
-- "everyone failed in Afghanistan,
-- but we are the most advanced, we are the super power"
-- Vanity is enemy of humanity
-- Adolph Hitler invaded 3 countries simultaneously

KNOWLEDGE:

-- the wicked scholar is a kaafir
-- the sinful scholar is a fasiq

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.

“A scholar who abandons what has learnt from the Quran and the Sunnah and follows a ruler who does not rule in accordance with the teaching of Allah and His Messenger is an apostate and a disbeliever who deserves punishment in this world and in the hereafter " Fatawa Ibn Taymiyyah, Volume 35/373

Abu Dhar said, "I was with the Prophet (SAW) one day and I heard him saying: "There is something I fear for my Ummah than the Dajjal." It was then that I became afraid, so I said: " Oh Rasool Allah! Which thing is that?" He (SAW) said; "Misguided and astray scholars." Recorded in Musnad Imam Ahmad (No.21,334 and No.21,335).

Hadith 40, The only fear I have for my Ummah are astray leaders (who will lead them astray) (Ahmed/ Tirmidhi)

-- the Muslims today glorify wicked scholars
-- wicked scholars are very dangerous because
-- they speak fluent Arabic and they quote from Bukhari,
-- but they give dodgy interpretation
-- they use knowledge for themselves
-- they use knowledge to cement thrones of apostate rulers
-- shady shaikhs will lock themselves up in a room w/ a girl
-- some Sufi sheikhs lock themselves up in a room with a girl
-- can't do this if you're a shaykh or layman
-- dabble in black magic makes you kaafir

WHEN PEOPLE HAVE NO TAQWAH /
LESSONS FROM THE AYAH
1. When people can't attack your aqeeda they attack your character
2. Jews MO is to slander prophets
3. Allah tala sends angels to teach people
4. There are 4 things, when given to people w/o taqwah, they will abuse:
5. Magic makes you a kaafir
5. Magic makes you a kaafir
6. magic is a reality and not a fantasy
7. magic can be used to break us man from wife
8. no one can harm a person w/ black magic
--without it being the will of Allah 'tala
9. Knowledge the angels brought to them
--could be used for good but they opted to use it for evil)
10. Those who dabble in black magic have no hope for the hereafter

If they had kept their faith and guarded themselves from evil far better had been the reward from Allah if they but knew! (Al-Baqarah 2: 103)

People w/o taqwah abuse:

a) woman
b) power
c) money
d) knowledge

Abu Dhar said, "I was with the Prophet (SAW) one day and I heard him saying: "There is something I fear for my Ummah than the Dajjal." It was then that I became afraid, so I said: " Oh Rasool Allah! Which thing is that?" He (SAW) said; "Misguided and astray scholars." Recorded in Musnad Imam Ahmad (No.21, 334 and No.21, 335).


If they had kept their faith and guarded themselves from evil far better had been the reward from Allah if they but knew! (Baqarah 2: 103)

4 CRUCIAL TESTS:
1. WOMEN
2. POWER
3. MONEY
4. KNOWLEDGE



"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)

Corruption doth appear on land and sea because of (the evil) which men's hands have done, that He may make them taste a part of that which they have done, in order that they may return. (Al-Room: 41)