Wednesday, June 22, 2011

-93- Pagans Hate the Believers Most

Tafseer Surah Yasin: The Pagans Hate the Believers the Most
by Shaikh Abdullah Faisal

(evening dars: 6.22.11)

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Before this Tafseer on Surah Yasin, let’s clarify some questions regarding the recent dars on the Description of the Prophet’s prayer:

by Imam Nawawi Chapter 343 pg 1758. Abu Juhaym 'Abdullah ibn al-Harith ibn as-Simma al-Ansari said that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, had said, "If the person passing in front of the man praying knew what he was incurring, he would find it preferable to wait forty rather than pass in front of him." The narrator said, "I do not know whether he said forty days or forty months or forty years." [Agreed upon]

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 ] on the authority of the Companion Wael Ibn Hujr (Allah be pleased with him) contradicts everyone else who narrated from him

-- the wagging of the finger is the "hallmark" of the Saudi Salafis
-- you are supposed to point the finger until you finish the tahajjud
-- the wagging of the finger is a weak Hadith and it defeats the point of the salah
-- if you fidget too much in salah you nullify the salah
-- you are not supposed to move excessively in the salah
-- when you come to the masjid and the line is full:
-- DO NOT pull someone back to form another line,
-- you break the brothers khushoo' and you make a gap in the original line

Wa'il b. Hajr said "I prayed with Prophet Muhammad(saw) and he put his right hand over his left hand over his chest."(Ibn Khuzaimah, Abu Dawud, Muslim)

-- some people pray with hands on the navel:
-- this is the hallmark of the Hanafis, the Hadith states to put the
-- hands on the CHEST
-- when Saudi Salafis stand from ruku: they put their hands back on the chest
-- claiming this is the original position: there is no Hadith to support this claim
-- bin Baz said put hands back on chest: Albani said hang the hands by the side
-- Albani is correct
-- there is NO DIFFERENCE between the salah of the woman and the salah of the man
-- this is another hallmark of the Hanafis

The Prophet (pbuh) said: 'Pray as you have seen me praying' (Sahih Bukhari Book 1 Vol 1, Hadith 604)

This is the view of Ibraaheem an-Nakh'i, who said, "A woman's actions in the prayer are the same as a man's" - transmitted by Ibn AbiShaibah (1/75/2), with a Saheeh sanad from him.

-- those who say there is a difference have no evidence
-- the Tashah-hud : you should not say : "asalamualayka" you say " asalam alan nabi "
-- the "salamualayka" is the hall mark of the Barelvis
-- they use this as an evidence to worship the prophet in the grave : (audhubillah)

Narrated Ibn Mas'ud Allah's Apostle taught me the Tashah-hud as he taught me a Surah from the Quran, while my hand was between his hands. (Tashah-hud was) all the best compliments and the prayers and the good things are for Allah.

Peace and Allah's Mercy and Blessings be on you, O Prophet! Peace be on us and on the pious slaves of Allah, I testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah, and I also testify that Muhammad is Allah's slave and His Apostle. (We used to recite this in the prayer) during the lifetime of the Prophet , but when he had died, we used to say, "Peace be on the Prophet." Bukhari -Volume 8, Book 74, Number 281

The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, ‘When any one of you prostrates, let him not go down as the camel does; let him put his hands down before his knees.’” (Reported by Ahmad (2/381), Abu Dawood, al-Tirmidhi, and al-Nisaa’i.

-- if you go down with knees first : the salah is still accepted

Now, the dars from Surah Yasin:
And put forward to them a similitude; the (story of the) dwellers of the town, [It is said that the town was Antioch (Antakiya)], when there came Messengers to them. 36:13

-- Yasin 36:13
-- Antakiya turkey: normally it takes one messenger to bring Hidaaya to the town
-- salah is the most important act of ibadah
-- people do not change the way they pray sometimes due to pride
-- 3 messengers were sent: the people called the messengers liars:
-- this is total disrespect to call them liars: they said they were just men like them
-- Allah sends men as messengers not angels so we could not say , we are not angels

When We sent to them two Messengers, they belied them both, so We reinforced them with a third, and they said: "Verily! We have been sent to you as Messengers." 36:14

-- at the battle of the ditch the Rasool suffered just like the Sahabahs suffered : he has a stone on his belly due to hunger

They (people of the town) said: "You are only human beings like ourselves, and the Most Beneficent (Allah) has revealed nothing, you are only telling lies." 36:15

Say (O Muhammad SAW): "I am only a man like you. It has been inspired to me that your Ilah (God) is One Ilah (God i.e. Allah). So whoever hopes for the Meeting with his Lord, let him work righteousness and associate none as a partner in the worship of his Lord." 18:110

-- if you can use the Quran to answer every question that people ask you in life, then you are a real scholar
-- a man went to Hasan al Basri, he asked him about the war that took place between Ali and Mu'awiyah: he answered the man with Surah Al Baqarah 2:134

That was a nation who has passed away. They shall receive the reward of what they earned and you of what you earn. And you will not be asked of what they used to do. 2:134

People fastened stones on to their stomachs because of hunger. Mohammed had not eaten longer than the other people, so he had two stones fastened on his stomach. Shamaa-il Tirmidhi ch.50 no.5 (353) p.395

“And our duty is only to convey plainly (the Message)." 36:17

Narrated Abu Musa Al ‘Ashari: Allah’s Apostle said, “Wearing silk (clothes) and gold is not allowed for the males of my Ummah but allowed to the females.”

Prophet (pbuh) said “Gold and silk are allowed to be worn by women but forbidden for men.” (Muslim)

When do you use Surah Yasin 17 -- when someone approaches you as a Muslim : you tell him gold is haraam : horoscopes are haraam : he tells you but, but... you reply with this ayah

"And our duty is only to convey plainly (the Message)." 36:17

They (people) said: "For us, we see an evil omen from you, if you cease not, we will surely stone you, and a painful torment will touch you from us."36:18

They (Messengers) said: "Your evil omens be with you! (Do you call it "evil omen") because you are admonished? Nay, but you are a people Musrifun (transgressing all bounds by committing all kinds of great sins, and by disobeying Allah). 36:19

-- they are saying they don’t want the hujjah to be established against us

And there came running from the farthest part of the town, a man, saying: "O my people! Obey the Messengers; (Ya-Sin 36:20)
-- Habeeb an-Najjaar: (carpenter) : people looked down upon him because he was a leper
-- they said they knew the remedy for leprosy : they lied, took his money
-- when ever a person is sick and insecure people will exploit and make money from them
-- the messengers cured habeeb an najjar of his leprosy : they didn’t want to take his money
-- they told him they just wanted him to abandon his idols and worship Allah : he did so

-- the king in the city captured 2 of the messengers and kept them prisoners:
-- the third one came and befriended the king, and then asked him to free them
-- the king asked the messengers to make a blind man see again
-- this blind man didn’t even have eyes
-- the three messengers were able to cure the blind man
-- the king was plotting to kill the messengers
-- this man was habeeb an najjar

Allah said: “And there came running from the farthest part of the town, a man, saying: "O my people! Obey the Messengers; (Ya-Sin 36:20)

-- still the man risked his life to call the people to Islam

"Shall I take besides Him aliha (gods), if the Most Beneficent (Allah) intends me any harm, their intercession will be of no use for me whatsoever, nor can they save me? 36:23

"Then verily, I should be in plain error. 36:24

Verily! I have believed in your Lord, so listen to me!" 36:25

-- 1st lesson we learn: to speak the truth you must be a real man
-- when a real man speaks the truth he does not fear the consequences
-- those who are in authority do not want to change the status quo
-- the Rasool said : the greatest jihad is to speak the truth in front of a tyrannical ruler

O you who believe! Whoever from among you turns back from his religion (Islam), Allah will bring a people whom He will love and they will love Him; humble towards the believers, stern towards the disbelievers, fighting in the Way of Allah,and never afraid of the blame of the blamers. That is the Grace of Allah which He bestows on whom He wills. And Allah is All-Sufficient for His creatures' needs, All-Knower. 5:54

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "The best (Jihad) is (to speak) a word of truth to an oppressive ruler." Sunan of Abu-Dawood, Hadith 2040

-- one of the characteristics of the true believer is:
-- that he does not fear the blame of the blamer
-- he used tawheed rububiyyah as evidence for tawheed ibaadah
-- the man who came running: what did they do to him?
-- they stoned him to death, then jumped up and down on his body
-- then burnt him to ashes
-- what did he do to them ? : all he did was call them to tawheed
-- look at the hatred they had for him ! intense hatred

It was said (to him when the disbelievers killed him): "Enter Paradise." He said: "Would that my people knew! (Ya-Sin 36:26)

-- Allah blessed him with paradise because he died a shaheed
-- if someone did that to you : you would hate them !
-- habeeb an najjar didn’t hate them he made a dua for them

"That my Lord (Allah) has forgiven me, and made me of the honoured ones!" (Ya-Sin 36:27)

-- when the female Sahabahs husbands died as shaheed they used to remarry

And We sent not against his people after him a host from heaven, nor do We send (such a thing). (Ya-Sin 36:28)

muwahhid = monotheist
-- when they stoned him and trampled on him and burnt his body
-- Allah was angry with the people : when Allah saw what they did to His servant who was a muwahhid (monotheist) ( pl. muwahhidun )

-- when Allah saw what they did : Allah said : And We sent not against his people after him a host from heaven, nor do We send (such a thing). (Ya-Sin 36:28)

-- he did not seduce their wives, or steal their money : he only called them to tawheed
-- at the Battle of Badr: Allah sent 1000 angels to fight against the Quraish
-- when the people of turkey gathered up against one man (look how evil they were)
-- a whole town / society : against one man !

They had nothing against them, except that they believed in Allah, the All-Mighty, Worthy of all Praise! (Al-Buruj 85:8)

-- the kuffar have camps like Belmarsh and Guantanamo : to imprison the innocent believers

It was but one Saihah (shout, etc.) and lo! They (all) were silent (dead-destroyed). (Ya-Sin 36:29)
-- All it took for Allah to punish them was ONE BLAST ! ..

Alas for mankind! There never came a Messenger to them but they used to mock at him. (Ya-Sin 36:30)

-- they became ashes : (just like habeeb an najjar):
-- they died, but habeeb is in paradise, those disbelievers are in hell-fire
-- sneer, smear and jeer : the kufaar like to ridicule the believers
-- they use CNN, BBC, and FOX news to ridicule the believers
-- in the time of Nuh they did it : they said, drive away the poor ones and we will sit with you
-- Nuh refused to do so
-- the pagans said to the Rasool : drive away some of your companions, like Bilal (because he was black) : Salman al Faarisi (because he was Persian) : and Zaid ibn Harithah (because he was a slave)

O you who believe! Let not a group scoff at another group, it may be that the latter are better than the former; nor let (some) women scoff at other women, it may be that the latter are better than the former, nor defame one another, nor insult one another by nicknames. How bad is it, to insult one's brother after having Faith [i.e. to call your Muslim brother (a faithful believer) as: "O sinner", or "O wicked", etc.]. And whosoever does not repent, then such are indeed Zalim√Ľn (wrong-doers, etc.). (Al-Hujurat 49:11)

-- some scholars said Allah revealed Hujurat 49:11 : because of this
-- the Rasool heard the footsteps of Bilal in paradise
-- abu Jahl died as a kaafir at the battle of Badr : the Rasool didn’t say that abu lab belonged to his household : but the Rasool said that Bilal belongs to my household !
-- when they were digging the ditch they were put into pairs : everyone wanted Bilal as their partner because he was big and strong : the Rasool said "Bilal is of my household" ( meaning that he would be his partner iin the digging)

Abu Huraira reported that Allah’s Messenger (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said to Bilal: “Bilal, tell me which act you did at the time of the morning prayer for which you hope to receive good reward, for I heard during the night the sound of your footsteps before me in Paradise?” Bilal (radi Allahu anhu) replied: “I did not do any act in Islam for which I hope to get any benefit, but this, that when I perform complete ablution during the night or day I observe prayer with that purification, what Allah has ordained for me to pray.” [Sahih Muslim]

-- Zaid ibn Harithah was promised paradise
-- the Rasool saw his wife in Paradise in israa wal miraj *
-- yet the pagans were looking down on these Sahabahs
-- you are not allowed to laugh at people because their skin color or nationality
-- you are not allowed to condemn people because of skin : you condemn people because of sin

In whatever form He willed, He put you together. (Al-Infitar 82:8)

Shaikh in Africa

-- people who were white even tho their parents were black (Albino)
-- shaikh’s friend told her to watch the documentary on TV tonight ( it was about black magic )
-- she told her boyfriend she wanted to watch the documentary : the boyfriend said no, he wanted to watch the football : she panicked and dashed out of the house to the neighbour’s house, coos the Muslim told her to watch the documentary