Monday, June 20, 2011

-89- Allah 'tala blesses whom He wills

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

(morning dars: 6.20.11)

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How bad is that for which they have sold their ownselves, that they should disbelieve in that which Allâh has revealed (the Qur'ân), grudging that Allâh should reveal of His Grace unto whom He wills of His slaves. So they have drawn on themselves wrath upon wrath. And for the disbelievers, there is disgracing torment. (SURAH AL-BAQARAH 2:90)

1. Envy is when we want the bounty of someone else transferred to ourselves
2. We see someone with wealth using it fe sabil illah

The Prophet (pbuh) said: “Do not eavesdrop or spy on one another. Do not rival and envy one another nor despise and shun one another. Be worshippers of Allah and be brothers as Allah has commanded you to be.” [Sahîh al-Bukhârî (5144) and Sahîh Muslim (2563) with the wording as related by Muslim]

The Messenger of Allah (SAW) also said: "There is no jealousy except with respect to two people: A man who Allah has given wealth and he uses it up for the sake of the Truth and a man whom Allah has given wisdom and he decides by it and acts accordingly." (Bukhari and Muslim).

Ibn Al-Qayyim, Rahimahullaah, said: "And the Dayyouth (the man with no jealousy over the women in his family) is the most vile of Allah's creation, and Jannah is forbidden for him, (because of his lack of Ghayrah - jealousy).

Saad said if he came home to catch a man w/ his wife, he would kill the man
--the Sahabahs asked why he would kill the man, not the wife
--but the Rasool (saws) said: I am more jealous than him!

He is jealous of his honour, I am more jealous than he and God is more jealous than I. Sahih Muslim No. 3571

Jealousy is fard and not to be frowned on (in Islam)
--you must be jealous over your wife
--the kaafir will do wife-swapping to avoid jealousy
--the Bible says that Prophet Job gave his wife permission to have an affair

If mine heart have been deceived by a woman, or if I have laid wait at my neighbour's door; Then let my wife grind unto another, and let others bow down upon her. (JOB 39:9-10 KJV)

There's a difference between envy and jealousy

--the kaafir feel envy towards our ummah
--the Jews were expecting the last prophet to be born from their tribes,
--not to be an Arab
--the Arabs in Madinah [Yathrib] were more fortunate than the pagans in Makkah
--so they were able to fully appreciate Muhammad (saws) being born Arab
--even when the Arabs fought, the Jews supplied the weapons
--the Jews claimed, 'a prophet is coming, a prophet is coming'

Those to whom We gave the Scripture (Jews and Christians) recognise him (Muhammad SAW or the Ka'bah at Makkah) as they recongise their sons. But verily, a party of them conceal the truth while they know it - [i.e. the qualities of Muhammad SAW which are written in the Taurât (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel). (SURAH AL-BAQARAH 2:146)

Why did the Arabs of Yathrib accept Muhammad (saws)?

--the Jews migrated to Madinah and classically conditioned them to expect Muhammad
--they came to Hajj, gave their bayah and invited Muhammad (saws)
--Abbas wasn't even a Muslim yet and he said,
--'you want my nephew to live w/ you in Madinah?
--will you be able to look after him?'

Abbas (not Ibn Abbas) took the word of the Jews and their oath

War of attrition: there is no end in sight for these wars
--Arabs developed skills from those wars to use them @ the many big Battles we had
--such as Uhud
--they took their skills to then fight fe sabil illah
--the killing skills from fighting each other, they then used for jihad,
--fe sabil illah

Those to whom We gave the Scripture (Jews and Christians) recognise him (Muhammad SAW or the Ka'bah at Makkah) as they recongise their sons. But verily, a party of them conceal the truth while they know it - [i.e. the qualities of Muhammad SAW which are written in the Taurât (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel). (Al-Baqara 2:146)

Now, since the Jews knew Muhammad (saws) was the prophet, was didn't they accept him?
--answer: racism [asabiyya]
--Ibliss refused to bow down to Adam
--see Surah 7:12
--so the Jews rejected Muhammad (saws) as Ibliss rejected Adam

(Allâh) said: "What prevented you (O Iblîs) that you did not prostrate yourself, when I commanded you?" Iblîs said: "I am better than him (Adam), You created me from fire, and him You created from clay." (SURAH AL-ARAF 7:12)

Ibliss said he was made from fire and Adam is made from clay

--therefore Ibliss considered himself to be greater than Adam: racism

Story of Yusuf
--brothers dumped him into a well out of sibling rivalry
--a woman later on tried to seduce him, this is sexual harassment
--each story in the Quran has 100 lessons
--so the real racist is the one who refuses to enter paradise out of racism
--this is the complete racist

You cannot tell Allah who to bless
--if he wants to give his baraka to white men, black, Indian, Chinese,
--or Arab and non Arab
--you HAVE to accept ALLAH's choice
--ALLAH's choice where to disperse his baraka

But Allâh chooses for His Mercy whom He wills. And Allâh is the Owner of Great Bounty. (SURAH AL-BAQARAH 2:105)

If you know what ALLAH told you in 2:105, that ALLAH blesses who He wants to bless
--ALLAH knows best where to disperse his baraka
--you will not have the disease of envy in your heart
--so the Jews do not have this concept
--they want to say to ALLAH 'why did you choose an Arab to be you last prophet
--your best prophet?
--“Why could be not be a Jew? we will not accept him because he is not a Jew"
--the shaitan had the same attitude
--his attitude: you made me from fire, and Adam is from clay
--'I am superior and he is inferior'

(Allâh) said: "What prevented you (O Iblîs) that you did not prostrate yourself, when I commanded you?" Iblîs said: "I am better than him (Adam), You created me from fire, and him You created from clay." (SURAH AL-ARAF 7:12)

Not only was shaitan the first racist, he was the first Mu`tazilite

-- Mu`tazilite- a rationalist
-- he uses the aql over the naql
-- the pagan Arabs also had the same attitude
-- when Muhammad emerged, they said "why him? an orphan, no mother no father?"
-- they say other Arabs as more fit for prophethood, even though they drank, etc.
-- therefore a prophet must have good character,
-- as Muhammad PBUH had the best of character
-- you cannot be a prophet with an evil character

Muhammad "oh people of Mecca, if I told you there was a huge army behind this army,
--would you believe?" ,
--the people said that he was truthful and that of course that they would believe
--because his character was always unblemished
--if a prophet drank, people would say "how can you tell us about alcohol?
--you used to drink with us"
--when people do not want to listen to your message,
--they will use your character against you
--always remember they cannot refute your message, which is the Quran
--therefore, you cannot have any fault in your character whatsoever
--because people are watching you, they cant refute the message
--but they will reject it and you based off of your flaws in your character
--as a daa’ee, you cannot have a fault in your character
--because the hypocrites and the kuffar,
--when they realize they cannot go against your message
--they will point out faults in your character
--and when they cannot find any faults in your character, they will make up mistakes!

O you who believe! Why do you say that which you do not do? Most hateful it is with Allâh that you say that which you do not do. (SURAH AS-SAFF 61:2-3)

Bilal Philips was in London and he heard a rumor saying Shaikh Faisal did not finish university, Bilal Philips then went to a masjid and made a public declaration that Shaikh Faisal finished university, to quell the rumors. yet STILL the Saudi Salafis spread the rumor, even after Bilal Philips said, they dismissed everything that Bilal Philips said

--the kuffar are not happy with Muhammad PBUH, they are saying that
--"how can this Arab who was illiterate, who was born in the middle of desert..
--how can we have a billion people following him? "
--"they pray like him, they fast like him, they make hajj like him" etc
--so this is why ALLAH has said He has made Muhammad's name a household name
--the kuffar cannot understand how Muhammad has so much influence upon the world,
--upon one quarter of the world
--so the kuffar in their stupidity , has made cartoons to disrespect Muhammad

Have We not opened your breast for you (O Muhammad (SAW))? (1) And removed from you your burden, (2) Which weighed down your back? (3) And have We not raised high your fame? (SURAH ASH-SHARH 94:1-4)

Verily, We have granted you (O Muhammad) 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), he will be cut off (from every posterity good thing in this world and in the Hereafter. (SURAH Al-KAUTHAR 108:1-3)

--the conquest of Egypt and Persia and Spain and Byzantine Empire (Turkey)
--all came after the Rasool (saws) death
--these kuffar are so narrow-minded, they think we need certain people
--or leaders to be alive
--they are so stupid they think they can kill particular personalities
--to defeat Islam
--they want to kill this shaikh and that shaikh
--but who told you Islam needs personalities to survive?

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) (SURAH AS-SAFF 61:9)

So if ALLAH is telling you that Islam is promised a brilliant future

--what makes you think that Islam needs personalities to survive?

Abu Sufyan asked "Where is Muhammad, where is Abu Bakr, where is Umar?"
-- this shows you that the pagan Arabs also thought they can defeat Islam by killing certain personalities
-- Abu Sufyan was trying to wage ideological warfare against the Sahabahs

Muhammad told the Sahabahs to answer because
--he did not want a kaafir to have a psychological advantage over the Sahabahs
--you should always have the last word against the kuffar
--if the kuffar says summer is very hot, say that hellfire is hotter
--if they say polygamy is bad, say that they are allowed to marry animals
--men allowed to marry men, they are allowed to have 10 girlfriends and one wife
--but not more than one wife
--so as a Muslim you must have the last say when the kaafirs spew their venom

ALLAH told you in the Quran they, the kuffar, will spew their venom

They desire to harm you severely. Hatred has already appeared from their mouths, but what their breasts conceal is far worse. Indeed We have made plain to you the Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses) if you understand. (SURAH IMRAN 3:118)

They will spew their venom against you with their media, etc.

-- but they have something greater than that, which is ethnic cleansing

Say (O Muhammad): "Why then have you killed the Prophets of Allâh aforetime, if you indeed have been believers?" (SURAH AL-BAQARAH 2:91)

"Verily the most painful punishment on the Day of Judgment are those who kill the prophets or people murdered by the prophet or kill one of his parents, and making statues and knowledgeable people who do not benefit from his knowledge." - (Reported by Baihaqi)

ALLAH drowned the Pharaoh, ALLAH provided food, ALLAH blessed them with shade from the blazing sun, and ALLAH has blessed the Jews with miracles after miracles

And indeed Mûsa (Moses) came to you with clear proofs, yet you worshiped the calf after he left, and you were Zâlimûn (polytheists and wrong-doers). (SURAH AL-BAQARAH 2:92)

… but after Musa went to Mt. Sinai, they melted their gold items and created an idol
… at every turn, the Jews rejected the haqq