Saturday, June 25, 2011

-98- Weaknesses of Mankind (1)

The Weaknesses of Mankind - Part 1
By Shaikh Abdullah Faisal

(evening dars: 6.25.11)

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Surah Al Qasas 28:76 Verily, Qarun (Korah) was of Musa's (Moses) people, but he behaved arrogantly towards them. And We gave him of the treasures, that of which the keys would have been a burden to a body of strong men. When his people said to him: "Do not be glad (with ungratefulness to Allah's Favours). Verily! Allah likes not those who are glad (with ungratefulness to Allah's Favours).

-- Allah does not like those who show off
-- any one who seeks knowledge to show off with the scholars or dispute with the laymen
-- will never smell the fragrance of paradise
-- Showing off is not of Islamic Character

Whoever seeks knowledge to argue with the scholars, or to show off with the ignorant people, and attracts the faces of the people towards him, Allah would enter him into the Hellfire." [Hasan - Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah]

Jundub (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, “He who so acts to show off, ALLAH, Subhanahu wa ta’ala, will disgrace him on the Day of Resurrection, and he who does good deeds so that people (may hold him in high esteem), ALLAH, Subhanahu wa ta’ala, will expose his hidden evil intentions before the people on the Day of Resurrection.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

-- a woman likes a man who is humble, cool, calm and collective:
-- not a man who shows off!
-- showing off is not Islamic, you are supposed to be humble.
-- women are attracted to men who are humble and at the same time confident
-- the problem of showing off is not just an individual problem

Nations like to show off!
--they invade other countries to show off
--if the country shows off, the citizens will show off (think themselves proud)
-- they start wars and kill innocents just to show off, claiming they are a "superpower"
--“no-one can stop us!”
-- Allah spoke about these people in -- Al Baqarah 2:251

Al Baqarah 2:251 ....And if Allah did not check one set of people by means of another, the earth would indeed be full of mischief. But Allah is full of Bounty to the 'Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists).

1. Nations like to show off to other nations

-- so you are, so shall your leaders be
-- why? because the leaders are the first from among you
-- they think that showing off : they will make good business, by "advertising" their weapons
-- nobody wants to be in your company when you have such weaknesses
-- the heaviest thing on the scales on Judgment day is the good character

Narrated Abu Darda: The Prophet, peace be upon him, said: “There is nothing heavier upon the scale of a believer (on the Day of Judgment) than good character.” [Sunan Abu Dawud, Book 41, Number 4781]

Yahya bin Hisham from Yunus bin Abu Ishaq from his father reported that the Prophet said: "Your leadership will be a reflection of you (the people)." [Mishkat]

-- when the kaafirs invade one Muslim country
-- if they do not find resistance they will invade every single Muslim country !

2. People like to waste the barakah of Allah tala

Surah Al Israh 17:27 Verily, spendthrifts are brothers of the Shayatin (devils), and the Shaitan (Devil - Satan) is ever ungrateful to his Lord.

-- the quickest way to waste your wealth: become a gambler, smoker, drug addict, and womanizer
-- there is no such a thing as a free romance, in Islam nor in Jaahiliyyah
-- in Shariah law, you must feed your wife, or you have lost your rights!
-- shaytan gives the impression that every woman is different
-- that is not so but it is only a whisper from shaytan
-- people who commit zina are never successful: the shaytan uses waswaasas.
-- some women who are bored, if at home or depressed
-- she will go shopping to comfort herself : some women, comfort eat, becoming obese
-- you are not allowed to eat until you are hungry
-- and you must split your stomach in 3 parts
-- 1 part food, 1part water, 1part air

3. Borrowing money without intention to pay back

"A believer eats in one intestine (is satisfied with little food) and a kaafir (unbeliever) or a hypocrite eats with seven intestines" (Bukhari)

Shaikh in Capetown:
-- gave a speech about munafiqeen:
-- asked the audience how many people have lent money but never received it back
-- over half the people raised their hands
-- some people think practicing Muslims are stupid: a soft target!
-- what makes them think this?
-- the one who steals will have to pay the Muslim back
-- with their good deeds on Judgment Day
-- the only currency Allah accepts is good deeds
-- some of you will be at arms length from the paradise
-- yet you will end up in the hell-fire
-- everyone will come on judgment day demanding their rights

I swear by Allah, other than whom there is no God, certainly one of you will perform the deeds of the people of Paradise until there is between him and Paradise except an arm’s length, and then what has been recorded will overtake him and he shall perform the deeds of the people of Hell and enter it Bukhari and Muslim

4. Laziness
-- spiritual laziness, abandon salah, : the reason for this, is that their love for Allah is weak
-- today you will see salah is a burden for some people

Surah At Taubah 9:11 But if they repent, perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat) and give Zakat, then they are your brethren in religion. (In this way) We explain the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) in detail for a people who know.

-- Allah put down 3 conditions for you to accept them : tawba, salah, zakah
-- debate between Ahmad ibn Hanbal and Imam Shafi about the one who does not pray
-- this is the ayah that Hanbal used

Surah At Taubah 9:17 It is not for the Mushrikun (polytheists, idolaters, pagans, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah), to maintain the Mosques of Allah (i.e. to pray and worship Allah therein, to look after their cleanliness and their building, etc.), while they witness against their ownselves of disbelief. The works of such are in vain and in Fire shall they abide.

-- physical laziness, a man who doesn’t want to work
-- and be a "freeloader" living off his wife
-- historians describes Sahabahs, as "saints at night and horsemen by daytime"
-- salah wasn’t a burden on them, they loved Allah
-- the majority of the Muslims : salah is a burden on them
-- any woman who lives with a man who doesn’t pray is committing sin
-- the brothers who do not work propose to the prettiest girls
-- and they eat more than those who do work

Surah 53:9 And that man can have nothing but what he does (good or bad).

-- another type of laziness is intellectual laziness
-- some people believe everything they hear and don’t investigate it!
-- a man is a liar if he believes everything he hears and repeats it

"A person has done enough wrong in his life if he simply repeats everything he hears” [Muslim]

-- the kaafirs said they went to the moon:
-- when you saw the flag flapping in the wind, why didn’t you question it?
-- the astronaut had a shadow!

Surah Al Hujurat 49: 6 O you who believe! If a rebellious evil person comes to you with news, verify it, lest you harm people in ignorance, and afterwards you become regretful to what you have done.

-- you cant repeat everything you hear and propagate it.
-- you need to have an investigative mind
-- why don’t you ask question??
-- the moon is a reflector: why didn’t you ask when you saw the shadow of the astronaut
-- Sabrun Jameel - sabr is most befitting
-- Yaqub saw the shirt of Yusuf wasn’t torn, so he didn’t believe the story of his sons
-- (when they told him the wolf had eaten Yusuf)

Surah Al Anfal 8:22 Verily! The worst of (moving) living creatures with Allah
are the deaf and the dumb, those who understand not (i.e. the disbelievers).

5. Begging
-- you don't believe everything you hear
-- Rasool didn’t like you to believe everything you hear
-- those who beg, will have no flesh on their faces on day of judgment

When a man is always begging from people. he would meet Allah (in a state) that there would be no flesh on his face. Muslim 33 Book 5 pg 2263

-- if you work for a charity, you are allowed to ask people for money
-- if you work for a Muslim organization – charity
-- that’s ok as you are helping Muslims around the world
-- in India sometimes a woman will cut of the legs of her son to go out and beg
-- or dig out her daughters eyes so they have an excuse to go out and beg

BEWARE :: there are professional beggars out there!!!!

6) S-xual weakness (weaknesses w/ their private parts)
--it is permissible for woman to divorce her husband if he is impotent
--if you are impotent, why don’t you seek medical attention
--a woman becomes frustrated when her needs are not met

Woman cuts off her husband’s private parts; he did not satisfy her sexually

Reasons to divorce:
--bad breath, impotent, small genitalia, verbally abusive
--physically abusive, evil character, free loader
--there are some medications that help [Sinrex and Extenze]
--this info comes from Muslim doctors, as shaikh doesn’t like kaafir doctors
--you can trust a Muslim doctor
--only Islam can get rid of these weaknesses
--prison doesn’t reform people :: only ISLAM reforms people

Surah Al Israh 17:32 And come not near to the unlawful sexual intercourse. Verily, it is a Fahishah [i.e. anything that transgresses its limits (a great sin)], and an evil way (that leads one to Hell unless Allah forgives him).

The very first right of a child is to be legitimate, not food clothing and shelter
In the Maliki madhab, the bastard child cannot lead the salah

In Black Africa, majority are following the Maliki madhab

Shaikh in an African country
--there was fitnah, a man stepped forward to lead salah
--but his tribe was known for bastard children
--according to Shariah law, you are not allowed to give the child the father’s name
--you have to name him after the mother; he cannot inherit either
--if we give rights to bastard children, women will not marry!
--because no woman would get married
--a person who is a revert and is a bastard child, but then takes the Shahadah
--he is NO LONGER a bastard child
--a person is not considered a bastard child after becoming Muslim
--why did Allah mention zina and murder side by side ?
--why did Allah mention zina and murder side by side ?

Surah Al Furqan 25:68 And those who invoke not any other ilah (god) along with Allah, nor kill such life as Allah has forbidden, except for just cause, nor commit illegal sexual intercourse and whoever does this shall receive the punishment.

-- zina causes murder
-- a man asked the Rasool for permission to commit zina
-- the Sahabahs were disgusted
-- the Rasool asked him, would you like a man to commit zina with your wife, daughter...
-- the Muslim men will kill you if you seduce their daughters
-- decent proposal - marriage indecent - zina
-- s-xual weakness is not allowed as you may die from a disease
-- people who commit this sin are NOT successful

Imam Ahmad recorded Abu Umamah saying that a young man came to the Prophet and said, "O Messenger of Allah! Give me permission to commit Zina (unlawful sex).'' The people surrounded him and rebuked him, saying, "Stop! Stop!'' "O Messenger of Allah! Give me permission to commit Zina (unlawful sex).'' The people surrounded him and rebuked him, saying, "Stop! Stop!'' But the Prophet said, (Come close) The young man came to him, and he said, (Sit down) so he sat down. The Prophet said, (Would you like it (unlawful sex) for your mother) He said, "No, by Allah, may I be ransomed for you.'' The Prophet said, (Neither do the people like it for their mothers.) The Prophet said, (Would you like it for your daughter) He said, "No, by Allah, may I be ransomed for you.'' The Prophet said, (Neither do the people like it for their daughters. ) The Prophet said, (Would you like it for your sister) He said, "No, by Allah, may I be ransomed for you.'' The Prophet said, (Neither do the people like it for their sisters.) The Prophet said, (Would you like it for your paternal aunt) He said, "No, by Allah, O Allah's Messenger! may I be ransomed for you.'' The Prophet said, (Neither do the people like it for their paternal aunts.) The Prophet said, (Would you like it for your maternal aunt) He said, "No, by Allah, O Allah's Messenger! may I be ransomed for you.'' The Prophet said, (Neither do the people like it for their maternal aunts.) Then the Prophet put his hand on him and said, O Allah, forgive his sin, purify his heart and guard his chastity.) After that the young man never paid attention to anything of that nature.

-- Yusuf told Zulayka, people who commit zina are never successful
-- 12:23

Surah Yusuf 12:23 And she, in whose house he was, sought to seduce him (to do an evil act), she closed the doors and said: "Come on, O you." He said: "I seek refuge in Allah (or Allah forbid)! Truly, he (your husband) is my master! He made my stay agreeable! (So I will never betray him). Verily, the Zalimun (wrong and evil-doers) will never be successful."

-- if you commit zina the noor from your face goes - nor spiritually successful
-- you are not going to be successful spiritually: it takes away the noor from your face
-- no one will pray behind you
-- firasaa - deep insight and foresight
-- firaasah - intuition
-- if you can tell from looking at a person they committed zina then you are blessed!
-- a man came to Uthman, he saw zina in a mans eyes : he had "firaasa of the believer"
-- you are not successful spiritually or financially
-- if you have 10 girlfriends you have to spend on them , you are going to be broke!
-- (some) women = high maintenance / (broke = no money)
-- if you do not give money to go shopping you have lost your conjugal rights!

Shaikhs quote - "no money no honey"
-- these women want 3 meals a day : NO MONEY NO HONEY!
-- no such thing as free romance
-- some of you like to call your wife "honey"
-- if you don’t have any money, your wife is going to dump you
-- whether in jaahiliyyah or Islam
-- some of them demand gifts!
-- the mujahideen had to make the ULTIMATE sacrifice : die on the battlefield
-- the mujahideen go to paradise, and get 72 virgins : they didn’t get that for free,

Surah 9:111 Verily, Allah has purchased of the believers their lives and their properties; for the price that theirs shall be the Paradise. They fight in Allah's Cause, so they kill (others) and are killed.

7. Treachery

FRIEND – sincere friend
ENEMY – obvious enemy
FRENEMY - deep inside is enemy / pretends to be your friend

You are not allowed to have such friends - they are not friends but fools!!
-- FRIEND, real friend
-- ENEMY clear enemy
-- FRENEMY, someone who pretends to be your friend, but stabs you in the back!

Surah al Anfal 8:58 If you (O Muhammad SAW) fear treachery from any people throw back (their covenant) to them (so as to be) on equal terms (that there will be no more covenant between you and them). Certainly Allah likes not the treacherous.

A real friend is a friend who keeps your secret even when you have a fight ( or fall out )
--Rasool said : "any man who cannot be trusted he has no deen"

8. Low Self Esteem
-- look down on yourself
-- inferiority complex - low self esteem = same thing
-- many black people have low self esteem !
-- plastic surgery is allowed if your feature is overgrown
-- many people do plastic surgery if they are embarrassed about their features
-- however if you have normal features plastic surgery is haraam!
-- if your features are normal plastic surgery is HARAM
-- media says: white is beauty and black isn't
-- James Bond [the movie person] girl is always white
-- media decides what beauty is and what is ugly
-- in Asian community there is discrimination against dark colored people
-- low self esteem because they are poor, ugly, uneducated
-- people who are old they have low self esteem
-- in daar al harb, if you are poor, old or ugly people hate you !
-- media controls how people think
-- catwalk women are not women, they are hangers!
-- the media controls how people think!
--"catwalk models are not women they are clothes hangers"
-- its a Dajjal media - it has 2 rivers, one looks like fire, one looks like water
-- Rasool (saws) said jump in the river that looks like fire,
-- because that’s the one w/ water
-- the people in this room do not call the mujahideen terrorists
-- your opinions of the mujahideen are controlled by the media but NOT in this room
-- many Muslim sisters are afraid to get married, unless the brother leaves them
-- 90% of women have issues with their looks
-- about their looks or their heights
-- a documentary about Chinese women who have a problem with their height
-- if your going to listen to the media
-- you'll look down on yourself and think your insufficient
-- if you listen to the media you will have low self esteem
-- and look down on yourself, thinking you are insufficient!

‘I know what the Dajjal will bring with him: he will have two rivers flowing. One will clearly look like water and the other will clearly look like blazing fire. If any one of you sees that, let him choose the river which looks like fire, then let him close his eyes and lower his head and drink from it, for it will be cool water.’” (Narrated by Muslim, no. 5223)

-- many men have a problem with the size of their private parts
-- Shaikh Faisal asked his friends in the UK if they will employ ugly women
-- they replied "no"
-- you wont find an ugly woman reading the news, or an ugly receptionist!
-- they can work in office away from the public
-- you don’t see a woman who wins the Grammy, "best actress" and she is ugly

Surah Al Infitar 82:8 In whatever form He willed, He put you together.

"There is no faith for the one who has no trust, and there is no religion for the one that does not fulfill his promises." Ahmad

-- a black couple have a white child
-- many people confess they couldn’t marry an albino
-- or a woman who is in a wheelchair / blind
-- many Muslim brothers confess to shaikh
-- "I can never marry a sister who is on a wheelchair, or is blind.."
-- but these Muslim sisters have needs

Shaikh in Africa:
-- “ibo = Nigerian Catholic
-- 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
-- because the Muslim told her to watch the documentary

Shaikh does not want to be in an air conditioned office:
-- he wants to be in the "field" mixing with the people.
-- when you tour, you may learn about things that you didn’t learn in university
-- when you tour and meet people,
-- you learn about life what you cannot learn at university

...this is only part 1