Friday, July 8, 2011

-122- Where is Allah 'tala ??


Tafseer Surah Baqarah -- Where Is Allah?
by Shaikh Abdullah Faisal

(morning dars: 7.8.11)






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In our last sitting, we stopped at ayah 115

And to Allah belong the east and the west, so wherever you turn yourselves or your faces there is the Face of Allah (and He is High above, over His Throne). Surely! Allah is All-Sufficient for His creatures' needs, All-Knowing. (2:115)

This ayah is important to us

- the Goofi Sufis hijack the ayah and they use it as evidence for their Sufi aqeedah
- they say that this ayah is evidence that ALLAH is everywhere
- because ALLAH said unto HIM belongs the East and the West
- it is the concept of the Sufis that ALLAH is everywhere and they are very keen
- to use Qur'anic verses to prove that ALLAH is everywhere
- and this is the evidence they THINK they have to checkmate us ASWJ when they debate
- there is also another ayah they use as hujjah to say ALLAH is everywhere
- they also use it to promote union, that man becomes united with ALLAH

"A man becomes so pious until he becomes ALLAH , and when he becomes ALLAH he has no one to pray to" etc they also use 50:16 as hujjah

And indeed We have created man, and We know what his ownself whispers to him. And We are nearer to him than his jugular vein (50:16)

Wahdat Ul Wujood - Union, "A man becomes so pious until he becomes ALLAH
- and when he becomes ALLAH he has no need to pray because he has no one to pray to"

We are going to refute their understanding of the ayah

-not the ayah itself
-so you claim that ALLAH is everywhere and you use 2:115
-to checkmate the people of tawheed

When you study tafseer,there is a chapter called, 'causes of revelation'
- another is called : the abrogated verses
- another : the general and the restricted verses
- these people who give the tafseer of the ayah, we say to them
- that they don’t know the reason why ALLAH revealed the ayah

Some Sahabahs were in the desert
- and they did not know the direction of the kiblah,
- they used Ijtihad to agree on a direction and pray
- they went to the Rasul later on and asked him if their salah was accepted
- when they asked this, that’s when ALLAH revealed 2:115

And to Allah belong the east and the west, so wherever you turn yourselves or your faces there is the Face of Allah (and He is High above, over His Throne). Surely! Allah is All-Sufficient for His creatures' needs, All-Knowing. (2:115)

- this ayah is no evidence that ALLAH is everywhere!
- the people who say ALLAH is everywhere is speaking without knowledge
- this ayah actually means that ALLAH's knowledge and mercy is everywhere
- that’s why even pagans have prosperity and rainfall
- dhaat=in person
- if someone says ALLAH is everywhere, you ask him what he means
- if he says ALLAH is everywhere in person, in dhaat, then you explain to him
- that ALLAH is not everywhere in dhaat
- and you have to bring the hujjah to refute that ALLAH is everywhere

The Most Beneficent (Allah) Istawa (rose over) the (Mighty) Throne (20:5)

UMAR’s SHAHADAH

This is the Surah Umar ra heard which melted his heart
- and thereafter he embraced Islam

We have not sent down the Qur'an unto you (O Muhammad ) to cause you distress (20:2)

- Umar was on the way to kill the prophet
- while he was on the way someone informed him that his sister embraced Islam
- Umar went to his sisters house, he heard Quran recitation,
- the person teaching Quran hid somewhere in the house
- and Umar came in and beat his sister;
- when he saw that he made her bled, he refrained
- and asked to see what they were recitation
- after he read Surah Ta-ha, eeman grew in his heart

20:5 is evidence to refute the Goofi Sufis, and other deviants

-they will reply to this ayah , saying :"where was ALLAH before HE created HIS arsh?"
-just asking this question can make you a kaafir
-because mocking the deen makes you a kaafir
-they are making a mockery of the ayah
-because they don’t want to believe ALLAH is on the arsh
-then they say that "you’re not allowed to take the Quran literally"
-we say to them "nobody takes the holy Quran literal like the goofy Sufi"
-they are hypocrites, only when it suits them they take the Quran literally
-what about Surah 50:16?

And indeed We have created man, and We know what his ownself whispers to him. And We are nearer to him than his jugular vein (50:16)

And to Allah belong the east and the west, so wherever you turn yourselves or your faces there is the Face of Allah (and He is High above, over His Throne). Surely! Allah is All-Sufficient for His creatures' needs, All-Knowing. (2:115)


-if they did not take the Holy Quran literally, why then they quote this ayah to us
-and use it as evidence to show ALLAH is everywhere?
-they also take 2:115 literally
-this proves they are hypocrites and use apply Quran literally when it suits them
-they use this concept that ALLAH is everywhere to support
-their concept of Wahdat Ul Wajhood (Union)
-they cant afford to believe that ALLAH is on the Arsh
-jaaria = slave girl

In the time of the Rasul, He met a slave girl and he said to her "who am I " She said "you are Muhammad , the messenger of ALLAH " he said "Where is ALLAH?" she pointed to the heavens and said "Above the heavens" The Rasul was pleased with her answer and told her master to set her free because she was a believer

Deviants like Goofi Sufi, Barelvis, a Tablighi Jamaa't, etc
-they wouldn’t have set her free
-because they would think that she doesn’t understand ALLAH
-they believe ALLAH is everywhere
-holy/unholy
-the concept that ALLAH is everywhere is KUFR
-because some places are holy and some are unholy
-if you say ALLAH is everywhere
-then you say ALLAH is in the toilet, pub, nightclub, brother, hell, etc.

THE prophet said to the slave-girl, "Where is Allah?" She replied, "In heaven." He [then] said, "Set her free for she is a believer." This is reported by Malik b. Anas, Muslim

A righteous Muslim who loves ALLAH and his deen does NOT go inside a disco or a pub, because he has dignity and he respects himself, so if a righteous Muslim would not go into a pub because its BENEATH his dignity and prestige how dare you say ALLAH is everywhere?

I went to the Prophet who impressed upon me the seriousness of my act. I said, 'O Messenger of Allah, should I not set her free?' He said, 'Bring her to me.' He asked her, 'Where is Allah', She said, 'He is above the heavens.' He said, 'Who am I?’ She said, 'You are the Messenger of Allah.' He said, 'Free her, for she is a believer.' (Muslim Book 4, Number 1094 )

A righteous Muslim who respects himself would never go into a brothel, he would be mortified , totally embarrassed for anyone to see him coming out of a brothel -- why ? because its beneath his dignity and prestige, so if a righteous Muslim would not go into a brothel, how can you insinuate that ALLAH is in the brothel?

A member of the Tablighi Jamaat, Barelvis, Shias, goofy Sufis would have said :
-keep her in captivity, she does not really know where ALLAH is
-the Rasul said : if ALLAH wants good for you
-HE will give you proper understanding of the deen
-therefore when you meet people who stick to the concept that ALLAH is everywhere
-this is proof that ALLAH does not love these people and does not want good for them

The Rasul had a wife named Zaynab bint Jash, she used to show off and say "my marriage is better than your marriage because your marriage took place in the dunya, but as for my marriage, ALLAH performed it as it was performed above the 7 heavens"

“He who Allah wants good for, He gives him understanding of the deen (religion).”[Bukhari and Muslim]


This shows that she had correct understanding of the deen,
-that she was woman of Tawheed
-the Rasul said: The best of you in jahiliyya will become the best in Islam IF you learn your deen; this hadith means that if a man was in jahiliyya, and he did not steal or con people, and he did not cheat on his wife, and he did not kill people , WHEN he comes to Islam he will be the best of Muslims

jinal=con artist

"The best of you in Jaahiliyyah are the best of you in Islam, as long as they have understanding." [Bukhari and Muslim]

-if a man was a con artist in jahiliyya, when he becomes a Muslim,
-he may be still a con artist
-and still may rip off people
-this is the Surah you recite to save yourself from the punishment of the grave

Do you feel secure that He, Who is over the heaven (Allah), will not cause the earth to sink with you, then behold it shakes (as in an earthquake)? (67:16)

We use this ayah as evidence that ALLAH is not everywhere (in person)
-if you recite Ayatul Kursi over your car it wont be stolen,
-it saves you from the fitnah of theft
-the three Quls save you from the fitnah of black magic, evil eye)
-Surah Ikhlaas is equal to 1/3 of the Holy Quran (strong hadith)
-this hadith proves that not all of the Quran is equal,
-that indeed some Surahs are 'better' than others

The Rasul said: Surah Fatiha is the greatest Surah of the Holy Quran

“The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said to his Companions: ‘Could any one of you not recite one third of the Qur’an in one night?’ They found the idea too difficult and said: ‘Who among us could do that, O Messenger of Allaah?’ He said, ‘Allaahu’l-ahad, al- samad [i.e., Soorat al-Ikhlaas] is one third of the Qur’an.’” (Reported by Bukhari, 4628)

"He (Abud Darda) reported God's messenger as saying, "Is any of you capable of reciting a third of the Qur'an in a night?" On being asked how they could recite a third of the Qur'an he replied, " 'Say, He is God, One' is equivalent to a third of the Qur'an." Muslim transmitted it, and Bukhari transmitted it from Abu Sa'id." (Reported by Bukhari, 4628)


We brought you the evidence, 20:5 that ALLAH swt is on the Arsh
-and we brought you the evidence from the hadith of the jaariah, the slave girl

Mu’awiyah bin Al-Hakam As-Salmi said:” I had a slave-girl who used to herd sheep for me. One day I discovered that a wolf had killed one of her sheep, and I'm a man from the children of Adam, I get upset like they get upset, and I slapped her in the face. Then I went to the Prophet who impressed upon me the seriousness of my act. I said, 'O Messenger of Allah, should I not set her free?' He said, 'Bring her to me.' He asked her, 'Where is Allah', She said, 'He is above the heavens.' He said, 'Who am I?' She said, 'You are the Messenger of Allah.' He said, 'Free her, for she is a believer.' (Muslim Book 4, Number 1094 )

The Most Beneficent (Allah) Istawa (rose over) the (Mighty) Throne (20:5)


A member of the Tablighi Jamaat, Barelvis, Shias, goofy Sufis would have said
-keep her in captivity, she does not really know where ALLAH is (regarding the hadith of the slave girl)

The Christians say they follow Jesus
-but no one eats pork more than Christians
-and Jesus did not eat pork (Isa PBUH will come back to kill the swine)
-people of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh who say they follow Abu Hanifa
-they are lying because the Tablighi jammah are murji, they don’t make takfir
-Abu Hanifa said if you donate an egg
-to the fireworshippers during his feast, you become a kaafir
-yet the Tablighi Jammah are very mild
-they say you don’t really know who is a kaafir

Also Abu Hanifa used to make takfir on those who believe ALLAH is not on the arsh
-the creed of Abu Hanifa is that ALLAH is on the Arsh

Saudi Salafis claim that they follow Ibn Kathir and ibn Taymiyyah
-BUT they believe its halaal to snitch on Muslims!

Ibn Kathir and Ibn Taymiyyah did NOT give their walaa to the crusaders,
-yet the Saudi Salafis do
-Saudi Salafis say fiqh ul waqi is not needed
-this is also not the creed of Ibn Kathir and Ibn Taymiyyah
-they both focused on fiqh ul waqi
-they passed fatwas saying if you follow Al Yasiq you are a kaafir
-6:55 tells you that you MUST study fiqh ul waqi ( the fiqh of current events )

And thus do We explain the Ayaht (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) in detail, that the way of the Mujrimun (criminals, polytheists, sinners), may become manifest. (6:55)

If a Saudi Salafi doesn’t want to study fiqh ul waqi,
-then they are contradicting ALLAH in 6:55
-Abu Hanifa said : the greatest fiqh is for you to learn the Tauheed
-so in order for you to follow Abu Hanifa,
-you must at first have the aqeeda of Abu Hanifa

Ibn Kathir and Ibn Taymiyyah both passed fatwas that if you dismantle the Shariah, you are a kaafir. The Saudi Salafis claim they follow Ibn Kathir and Ibn Taymiyyah YET they don’t make takfir on these apostate rulers, on those who dismantle the Shariah; this also implies that they believe that ALLAH was over reacting when HE turned Jews into ape and swine for dismantling their own Shariah

When they come unto you (Muslims), they say: We believe; but they came in unbelief and they went out in the same; and Allah knoweth best what they were hiding. (5:61)

Shall I tell thee of a worse (case) than theirs for retribution with Allah? Worse (is the case of him) whom Allah hath cursed, him on whom His wrath hath fallen ! Worese is he of whose sort Allah hath turned some to apes and swine, and who serveth idols. Such are in worse plight and further astray from the plain road. (5:60)

"And it is known from the religion (of Islam) by necessity and by the consensus of all Muslims that whoever legalizes to follow other than the religion of Islam or a Sharia other than the Sharia of Muhammad (SAW), he is a Kaafir. And his kufr is similar to that of the one who believes in some part of the book (Quran) and reject some of it" Sheikh Al-Islam, Ahmad Ibn Taymiyyah, Rahimahullah Majmoo’ al Fatawa, 28/524:

Do you feel secure that He, Who is over the heaven (Allah), will not cause the earth to sink with you, then behold it shakes (67:16)


A lot of deviants say they are Hafiz
-that they have memorized the Quran
-We say Alhamdulillah but do you KNOW the Quran? do you Follow it?
-Then they say to us: you are taking the Quran literally
-we say that they are ones that take Quran literally when they quote 50:16

And indeed We have created man, and We know what his ownself whispers to him. And We are nearer to him than his jugular vein (50:16)

-they are hypocrites, they only take it literally when it suits them
-when it doesn’t suit them; they don’t take it literally
-They also say that the Arsh is an abstract noun, not a concrete noun
-abstract noun = is like the word "compassion" or "love"
-its a noun that you cannot see nor touch, such has "mercy"
-"my love for you is real" < abstract noun -concrete noun = a noun you can see and touch (a "house") The Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) has said, 'The Qur'an will either testify in your favour or against you.' [Muslim]

These deviants say that ALLAH's Arsh is an abstract noun;

-they believe that Arsh just means "the Glory of ALLAH"
-we are going to use the Quran to refute them and prove that they are retards

And the angels will be on its sides, and eight angels will, that Day, bear the Throne of your Lord above them. (69:17)

ALLAH says that 8 angels will carry HIS throne

-therefore you cannot say that the Arsh is an abstract noun

On Judgment Day, the Rasul will be the first to regain consciousness, and he awake to see Prophet Musa hanging on to a pillar on ALLAH's Throne (hadith) This hadith is hujjah to show that ALLAH's Arsh is a concrete noun, not abstract

Verily, on the Day of Resurrection, people will be struck unconscious, and I am the first to wake up. Thereupon I will find that Musa is holding onto a pillar of the Throne (`Arsh of Allah). [ Muslim, Bukhari, Abu Dawud]