Tuesday, June 28, 2011

-103- Allah blesses whom He wills

Tafseer Surah Baqarah: Allah blesses whom He wills
by Shaikh Abdullah Faisal

{morning dars: 6.28.11)

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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)

Why did Allah send down this ayah? What is its tafseer?

One day Ali saw a man giving a speech in the masjid,
and he was asked do you know what verses were abrogated?
The man did not know and was kicked out of the masjid...

Allah said to the Sahabahs

--to be careful which words you use
--Ya Nabi Allah
--all prophets, you are not to insult so do not speak
--inappropriately about them
--kaafirs call their moms by 1st name 'hey Vicky, come here'
--in Islam, we address people as appropriate
--the Rasool (saws) says we should show mercy'
--to the youngsters respect to the elders

Al-Hujjarrat 49:1 O ye who believe! Put not yourselves forward before Allah and His Messenger: but fear Allah: for Allah is He who hears and knows all things.

O ye who believe! Raise not your voices above the voice of the Prophet, nor speak aloud to him in talk, as ye may speak aloud to one another lest your deeds become vain and ye perceive not. (49:2)

At-Tirmidhi is as follows: "He is not one of us who is not merciful to our youngsters and does not respect and honour our elders."

When we go to conference and they mention the name Muhammad (saws) 20x
--but we say: Salallahu 'alayhi wa salam once,
--covers the entire conference
--same thing in a masjid, and we whisper Salallahu 'alayhi wa salam
--(where we only can hear it)
--we've done out duty
--the angels took Salallahu 'alayhi wa salam
--to Muhammad in Madinah from his ummah
--is he was aware...
--and when we send peace and blessings upon him,
--Allah tala mentions in the gatherings of the angels

Allah and His angels, send blessings on the Prophet: O ye that believe! send ye blessings on him and salute him, with all respect. (33:56)

Hadith says we will never enter Paradise
unless we spread as'salaamu aleikum between ourselves

"You will not enter paradise until you believe, and you will not believe until you love one another: 'spread salaam' (the greeting of peace) among you." (Muslim)

Al-Bukhaari (6221) and Muslim (2991) narrated that Anas ibn Maalik (may Allah be pleased with him) said: Two men sneezed in the presence of the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) and he said “Yarhamuk Allah” to one of them and not to the other. He was asked about that and he said: “This one praised Allah and that one did not praise Allah.

The Sunnah is to say to the one who sneezes, “Yarhamuk Allah (may Allah have mercy on you)” if he sneezes and praises Allah (by saying “al-hamdu lillah (praise be to Allah”). If he does not praise Allah, then one should not say “Yarhamuk Allah” to him.

Related Hadith on Salam: Prophet (pbuh) said: "When two Muslims meet (give salaam), and shake hands, they are forgiven their sins before they part (with each other)." (Abu Dawud)

In greetings - it is Sunnah but to REPLY is fardh

--sometimes we're upset w/ a person,
--but we are REQUIRED to reply to salaam anyway

When a (courteous) greeting is offered you, meet it with a greeting still more courteous, (at least) of equal courtesy. Allah takes careful account of all things. (An-Nisa 4:86)

Our reply should be w/ something better
--Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatu Allah

"A man came to the Prophet and said, 'assalaamu alaykum!' The Prophet returned his greeting and when the man sat down, the Prophet said: 'Ten.' Another man came and said: 'assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullah.' to which the Prophet also responded, and when the man sat down, He said 'Twenty.' Another man came and said: 'assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.' The Prophet returned his greeting, and after the man sat down, he said: 'Thirty." (Abu Dawud and Tirmidhi)

--give your brother a chance to answer w/ something better
--sometimes, we so not speak to someone for years
--if we didn't give salaam and they are kaafir, no problem
--there is no salaam for a kaafir
--but for your ummah, you can not go more
-- than 3 days w/o giving salaams

Basically, it is Haram for a Muslim to desert his Muslim brother more than three nights for the sound Hadith recorded in Sahih al-Bukhari and Sahih Muslim from Anas Ibn Malik from the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) who said: "It is Haram for a Muslim to desert his Muslim brother more than three days" Fatwa No : 84976

Prophet (pbuh) said: "The best of the two persons is the one who begins with salaam." (Related by Nawawi in his book Al-Adkar)

When speaking to someone in authority

-- you must speak to them w/ respect
-- differently than a subordinate
-- it shows that you have good manners

Good character is a great virtue (KS67, KS69). The best gift that a parent can give a child is good character (KS67). No takhreej

"No father can give his children a better gift than good manners." [Tirmidhi)

“A parent can give a child no greater gift than beautiful manners.” [Al-Hakim]

Shaikh-Faisal: takhreej=footnotes

We will keep looking for Hadith what happens
--to a Muslim who doesn't speak to his brother for one year
--in university, you must always bring takhreej or the Shaikh will not accept it

Neither those who disbelieve among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) nor Al-Mushrikûn (the idolaters, polytheists, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allâh, pagans, etc.) like that there should be sent down unto you any good from your Lord. But Allâh chooses for His Mercy whom He wills. And Allâh is the Owner of Great Bounty. (Baqarah 2:105)

There are many kinds of goodness:
--they don't want us to remain tight

**Many types of goodness but the kaafirs don't want us to have "social goodness"

Abu Khirash Hadrad bin Abu Hadrad Al-Aslami said: I heard the Prophet (PBUH) saying, "Whosoever forsakes his brother for a year is like one who sheds his blood.'' [Abu Dawud].

DEMOCRACY and the Kufaar

--they are shoving demoCRAZY down our throats
--they invaded Iraq and planned to bomb them until everyone surrendered
--they don’t' want any good to come to the ummah - spiritually
--spiritual goodness: those who learn and practice their deen

Narrated 'Uthman: The Prophet said, "The best among you (Muslims) are those who learn the Qur'an and teach it." Bukhari, book 61, no, 545

Abu Hurayra said, "The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, was asked, 'Which people are the most generous?'' He replied, 'The most generous of them in the sight of Allah are those with the most taqwa.' They said, 'That is not what we are asking about.' He said, 'The most generous of people was Yusuf, the Prophet of Allah, son of the Prophet of Allah, who was the son of the Intimate Friend of Allah (Ibrahim).' They said, 'That is not what we are asking about.' He said, 'Are you asking about those of Arab origin?' 'Yes,' they replied. He said, 'The best of you in the Jahiliyya is the best of you in Islam when you have understanding from Allah)." (BUKHARI)

How can we become Muslim and then follow:
--Snake Naazim ?
--he says eh has the mobile phone # of
--the Rasool (Salallahu 'alayhi wa salam)
--he was asked for an interview and replied,
--'I rang the Prophet and he said no
--to give al jazeera an interview'
--which kind of phone is he using?
--the Goofi Soofis would buy whichever phone he had!
--as a Christian, you worshipped Jesus and as a Barelvis
--you worship the grave - why bother?
--a Jew took Shahadah but when he was in prison,
--he'd be a Sunni but outside prison, I will be Shia
--he can do mutah marriage!
--Shiites interpretation of Shariah they find very exciting
--such as mutah marriage
--mutah : temporary marriages, sometimes for 1 hour

--making takfir calls someone a "kaafir"

**Shiites have told Shaikh they want ANOTHER debate
--where they scampered away humiliated

**30 minutes in the morning dars - the notice was too brief
**we will advertise it properly and done in the evening dars
**we call down the curse of Allah subhan'wa'tala
--upon those who preach their evilness

The kufaar want us to die:
--from smoking and other ills to our bodies
--they would like us to die from the AIDS
--some Bulgarian nurses were convicted of injecting AIDS into the kids Libya

Neither those who disbelieve among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) nor Al-Mushrikun (the idolaters, polytheists, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah, pagans, etc.) like that there should be sent down unto you any good from your Lord. But Allah chooses for His Mercy whom He wills. And Allah is the Owner of Great Bounty. 2:105

And seek help in patience and As-Salat (the prayer) 2:45

--they want us to die educationally (so get your kids the best education )
--the kufaar hate our kids

Surah Al Kauther: Verily, We have granted you (O Muhammad (SAW)) Al-Kauthar (a river in Paradise); (1) Therefore turn in prayer to your Lord and sacrifice (to Him only) (2) For he who hates you (O Muhammad (Peace be upon him)), he will be cut off (from every posterity good thing in this world and in the Hereafter). (3)

Islam doesn't need sons to SURVIVE?
--Muslims conquered India, Persia, Africa, Turkey, Spain
-- and Byzantine empire
--who told you Islam needs SONS to survive?
--who told you if they kill one Shaikh Islam will be finished
--but it can backfire because the death might MOTIVATE the masses

The 4 rightly guided caliphs belong to the Prophet's family

--a loyal friend is sometimes better than a blood relative

He it is Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad SAW) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islâmic Monotheism) to make it victorious over all (other) religions even though the Mushrikûn (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, and disbelievers in the Oneness of Allâh and in His Messenger Muhammed SAW) hate (it). (61:9)

ISLAM is promised a BRILLIANT future regardless
--of whom the kufaar kill

If kaafirs don't want any good to come to us,
--then why think that the democracy they
--shove down our throats is any good?

Democracy gave us Hitler, Bush, Blair
--checkmate the Democrats by reminding them of this
--World War II had 55 million deaths
--Communism gave us Pol Pt and Joseph Stalin
--Pol Pot killed millions and made a mountain
--out of their skulls
--So ISLAM does not need SONS to survive
--we can't tell Allah tala whom to bless

But Allah will choose for His special Mercy whom He will for Allah is Lord of grace abounding. (Baqarah 2:105)

We do not have the disease of envy
-- because we believe in Qadr (God's predestination)
--people were not drive away based on their color or race or if they are dignitaries
--we cannot drive away the believers

“There are four matters of jaahiliyyah that exist among my ummah and they will not give them up: boasting about one’s forefathers, casting aspersions upon people’s lineages, seeking rain by the stars and wailing for the dead.” [Sahîh Muslim (934)]

asabiyya = racism