Wednesday, June 22, 2011

-92- The Nine Signs of Musa to the Pharaoh

Tafseer Surah Baqarah: The 9 Signs of Musa to the Pharaoh
By Shaikh Abdullah Faisal

(morning dars: 6.22.11)


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

Among the evidences that Musa came, he took 9 miracles (signs) to the Pharaoh
--the signs were plagues
--the Nine Signs are considered the Bayyina

1) The first was the Rod of Musa that became a Snake & ate the rest of the snakes
--the other magicians decided to take Shahadah upon seeing this Miracle.
--Pharaoh got furious because he would not allow anyone to embrace any faith
--without his permission (he was a dictator)
--because Pharaoh said "I am the most high"
--meaning I am the God & so he did not want anyone else to take his place.
--the magicians did not give up Islam & died as Shaheed
--for them death was better even though Pharaoh threaten to kill them.

Comparison of Bilal (r-a)
Just like Bilal (r-a), they placed a big rock on his stomach & put him in the sun
and severely beat him the Sahabahs (r-a) said, why didn’t you just leave Islam by tongue, that is permissible, but Bilal (r-a) did not prefer that

2) The second is the radiant hand of Musa - the hand that Shines with light.
3) The third is the year of drought.
4) The fourth is the short crops.
5) The fifth is the human & animals pandemics.

In Surah 7, verse 133, Allah speaks about the Bayyina that Allah gave Musa

Al-Araf 7:133 So We sent on them the flood, the locusts, the lice, the frogs, and the blood (as a succession of) manifests signs, yet they remained arrogant, and they were of those people who were Mujrimûn (criminals, polytheists sinners).

THE 9 BAYYINA THAT ALLAH TALA SENT MUSA

1) The first was the Rod of Musa that became a Snake
--it ate the rest of the snakes of the magicians.
--the other magicians decided to take Shahadah upon seeing this Miracle.
--Pharaoh got furious because he would not allow anyone to embrace any faith
--without his permission - For he was a dictator.
--whenever a person is going to Hellfire, he wants everyone to go with him.
--Pharaoh used a saw & cut them into 2 halves
--but the Magicians did not give up their Shahadah.
--for what Musa brought was not magic, it was reality.

Labeeb ibn Aasim made magic on Prophet (pbuh)
--Allah had to reveal Surah Nas & Surah Falaq to cure Prophet (pbuh).
--the First Bayyina mentioned in Surah Baqarah was the rod of Musa.

Al-Naml 27:10 And throw down your stick!" But when he saw it moving as if it were a snake, he turned in flight, and did not look back. (It was said) "O Mûsa (Moses)! Fear not, verily! the Messengers fear not in front of Me.

For Musa got scared because it was a snake, it is a natural instinct to fear snakes.
--only evil people likes to keep snake as pet, because snakes are poisonous.
--Prophet (pbuh) said, kill snakes wherever you see them.

It is haraam to spell GOD with a small g - because that is a false God.
--when the Pharaoh saw the Magicians became Muslims & he saw the rod turned to snakes and ate other snakes, he was touched by the eeman of the Magicians for they died as Shaheed and did not give up their religion. In his heart Pharaoh was convinced that Islam is the true religion and that Prophet Musa brought the truth

And they denied them, though their souls acknowledged them, for spite and arrogance. Then see the nature of the consequence for the wrong-doers! (An-Naml 27:14)

2) The Second is the radiant hand of Musa - the hand that Shines with light.

An-Naml 27:12 And put thy hand into the bosom of thy robe, it will come forth white but unhurt. (This will be one) among nine tokens unto Pharaoh and his people Lo! they were ever evil-living folk.

1. rod turning in to a snake
2. the radiant hand of Prophet Musa
3. year of drought
4. the flood
5. human and animal pandemic
6. locusts
7. lice
8. frogs
9. blood

These above are the nine signs & the Jews witness these signs as well.
Some of these signs are mentioned in Surah 7:133

So We sent against them the flood and the locusts and the vermin and the frogs and the blood - a succession of clear signs. But they were arrogant and became a guilty folk. (Al-Araf 7:133)

The Bayyina were witness by the Jews in Egypt.
--They saw the Red sea split in front of their eyes.
--10 Muharram (t was when the Jews left Egypt)
--they saw more Bayyina like the red sea splitting.
--when Prophet (pbuh) saw the Jews fasting on the 10th of Muharram,
--Prophet (pbuh) asked why are you fasting?
--they said because this was the day Allah saved Musa...

The Prophet said, “We have more claim over Moses than you.” So, the Prophet fasted on that day and ordered (the Muslims) to fast (on that day). (Sahih Bukhari Book #31, Hadith #222)

The fast of 10 Muharaam was fard but when Ramadan became Fard,

--this fast became sunnah.
--when you Fast 10 Muharaam. you should fast 9 & 10 or 10 & 11.
--so you are different from the Jews.

THE EVIDENCES AFTER THEY LEFT EGYPT
1. The red sea spilt & the drown of Pharaoh.
2. When they were hungry Allah send them Mana & Quails
3. When they were thirsty, Allah commanded Musa to strict the rock
--12 streams of water gust forth, because there were 12 tribes of Israel.
--so each Tribe knew its drinking spot.

4. When they were suffering from the heat of the Sun,
--Allah used the clouds to shade them in the desert.

5. The boy fell in love with a Girl & her Uncle turned down his proposal; so he planned to kill his Uncle & place the body onto his neighbors house & accuse my neighbour of the killing...
The boy did exactly how he planned. Allah said, to Kill a Cow to solve the murder mystery, but they were not convinced to slaughter a Cow but they argued on slaughtering the Cow in Surah 2:67

And when Moses said unto his people Lo! Allah commandeth you that ye sacrifice a cow, they said Dost thou make game of us? He answered Allah forbid that I should be among the foolish! (2:67)

Allah tala was specific about the cow he wanted sacrificed

--color gold
--age not old not young
--but the Jews were challenging Him
--they slaughtered the cow but they almost didn't
--because they are rationalists (Mu’tazilites)
--they kept asking .. what kind of cow...
--the man who owned the cow said you will have to give me a ton of gold
--“I am the only one with the cow”

The Rasool said, had they sacrificed any cow, Allah would have accepted it from them
--Musa said to hit the dead man w/ a piece of the dead cow ...

Al-Baqarah 2:73 And We said Smite him with some of it. Thus Allah bringeth the dead to life and showeth you His portents so that ye may understand.

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

Then, even after that, your hearts were hardened and became as rocks, or worse than rocks, for hardness. (74)

9 signs were listed before they left Egypt
5 after they left Egypt but the Jews still did not believe

--some people become believers after seeing only one miracle
--they saw 14 and still they did not believe

And (remember) when We took your covenant and We raised above you the Mount (saying), "Hold firmly to what We have given you and hear (Our Word). They said, "We have heard and disobeyed." And their hearts absorbed (the worship of) the calf because of their disbelief. Al Baqarah 2:93

THE SECRET BEHIND PAGANISM

-- a person worships a piece of stone, or a piece of wood, because they want to escape from Allah’s hakimiyya

-- a man is addicted to his corrupt and evil desires if he believes in Allah and Judgment day as his life is an abomination to Allah he will make life difficult for himself

Al-Jathiya 45:23 Have you seen him who takes his own lust (vain desires) as his ilâh (god)? and Allâh knowing (him as such), left him astray, and sealed his hearing and his heart, and put a cover on his sight. Who then will guide him after Allâh? Will you not then remember?

Information and Ilm:
There's a difference between information and ilm
--we need spiritual knowledge (ilm)
--information is like knowledge of computers

Who can guide him, after his heart has been sealed?
Allah will never seal a persons heart until he/she decides to reject faith
--these kufaar worship their evil and corrupted desires same sex "marriages" and marrying animals (audhubillah)

9:86 Lo! those who disbelieve, among the People of the Scripture and the idolaters, will abide in fire of hell. They are the worst of created beings.

25:44 Or deemest thou that most of them hear or understand? They are but as the cattle - nay, but they are farther astray

95:4 – 5 Surely We created man of the best stature (4) Then we reduced him to the lowest of the low, (5)


The reward that is unending / unfailing is the Paradise

How can Allah tala show the Jews SO many signs?
--even after all these signs... 9 in Egypt & 5 after Egypt
--there hearts still became hard, as Allah mentioned in Surah 2:74.

Al-Baqarah 2:74 Then, after that, your hearts were hardened and became as stones or even worse in hardness. And indeed, there are stones out of which rivers gush forth, and indeed, there are of them (stones) which split asunder so that water flows from them, and indeed, there are of them (stones) which fall down for fear of Allâh. And Allâh is not unaware of what you do.

Allah mentioned 3 people is Surah Fatiha
1. The Blessed.
2. The cursed.
3. And those who are strayed


Who are these 3 people?
The Way of those on whom You have bestowed Your Grace, the Companions, Nuh, Musa, Ibrahim, Jesus ..

The Blessed are the ones who were with Prophet (pbuh), the companions of Musa & other companions of the Prophet.

not (the way) of those who earned Your Anger (such as the Jews), nor of those who went astray (such as the Christians).

The Way of those on whom You have bestowed Your Grace, the ones who believed in Allah and the prophets . they did not commit shirk
--not (the way) of those who earned Your Anger (such as the Jews), those who killed the prophets !

--The blessed who believe in Allah & Prophets... the Cursed are those who kill the Prophets & the strayed are the ones who commit Shirk.

As mentioned in Prophet (pbuh) Hadith where he said, we will follow them till we go with them in the lizard holes, hence be different from them Abu Sa'id al-Khudri reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: You would tread the same path as was trodden by those before you inch by inch and step by step so much so that if they had entered into the hole of the lizard, you would follow them in this also. We said: Allah's Messenger, do you mean Jews and Christians (by your words)" those before you"? He said: Who else (than those two religious groups)? Sahih Muslim Book 034, No 6448