Sunday, July 10, 2011

-127- Shirk in Perspective


SHIRK IN PERSPECTIVE
by Shaikh Faisal

(evening dars: 7.10.11)






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The worst of these sins is shirk:
-people are surprised adultery is not one of the worst sins

Narrated Abu-Huraira (may Allah be pleased with him); ‘The Prophet (SAWS) said: “Avoid the seven great destructive sins.” The people enquired; ‘O Allah’s Messenger! What are they?’ The Prophet (SAWS) said: To join others in worship along with Allah, to practise sorcery, to kill the life that Allah has forbidden except for a just cause (according to Islamic law), to eat up usury, to eat up the orphan’s wealth, to show one’s back to the enemy and fleeing from the battlefield at the time of fighting, and to accuse the chaste women, who never even think of anything touching chastity and are good believers.” (Bukhari)

1) SHIRK: worship false deities and worshipping other than Allah 'tala


2 types of SHIRK
1) major shirk makes you become a kaafir and minor makes you become a faasiq
2) major shirk nullifies all your pious deeds
3) the person who does minor shirk will come out of hellfire w/ shafa’a

-but the one who does major shirk, abides in hellfire forever

And indeed it has been revealed to you (O Muhammad SAW), as it was to those (Allâh's Messengers) before you: "If you join others in worship with Allâh, (then) surely (all) your deeds will be in vain, and you will certainly be among the losers." (Az-Zumar 39:65)

And indeed it has been revealed to you (O Muhammad SAW), as it was to those (Allâh's Messengers) before you: "If you join others in worship with Allâh, (then) surely (all) your deeds will be in vain, and you will certainly be among the losers." (Az-Zumar 39:65)

Muhammad (SAWS) a also had to be warned about shirk!

Verily, Allâh forgives not that partners should be set up with him in worship, but He forgives except that (anything else) to whom He pleases, and whoever sets up partners with Allâh in worship, he has indeed invented a tremendous sin. (An-Nisa 4:48)

Allah tala will never forgive shirk but He will forgive anyone else for whatever He pleases

**shirk is the worst sin because we denigrate Allah 'tala when we do it
**we only oppress ourselves when we do it

And (remember) when Luqmân said to his son when he was advising him: "O my son! Join not in worship others with Allâh. Verily! Joining others in worship with Allâh is a great Zûlm (wrong) indeed. (Luqman 31:13)

**Luqman the Wise told his son
see: (31:13)
-that shirk is a great form of oppression (we oppress ourselves)
-we can suffer mental oppression when we practice shirk

WHAT ARE THE 13 TYPES OF SHIRK:

1) SHIRK OF LOVE

And of mankind are some who take (for worship) others besides Allâh as rivals (to Allâh). They love them as they love Allâh. But those who believe, love Allâh more (than anything else). If only, those who do wrong could see, when they will see the torment, that all power belongs to Allâh and that Allâh is Severe in punishment. (Al-Baqarah 2:165)


-maybe you didn't pray salah at Maghrib because you were watching football
-a man has a restaurant and he doesn't pray
-salat ul jummah because he loves the Euro than Allah 'tala
-this shirk makes you become a kaafir if it makes you abandon when you need to practice
-you love food so you don't fast in Ramadhan, example

2) SHIRK OF FEAR

Therefore fear not men but fear Me (O Jews) and sell not My Verses for a miserable price. And whosoever does not judge by what Allâh has revealed, such are the Kâfirûn (i.e. disbelievers - of a lesser degree as they do not act on Allâh's Laws). (Al-Ma'idah 5:44)


-Allah tala warned the Jews don't sell His verses for a miserable price
-this causes you to become a kaafir when you deny jihad
-and even the shirk of love makes you become a kaafir
- when you use money for the enemy and against the ummah
-maybe you even take bribes to flog or stone the wrong people
-you become a kaafir
-Ibn Musud: what is the hukm to pass dodgy fatawas? Answer; "that is the REAL kufr"
-if love saturates your heart so much, you become a kaafir, as you abandon your deen

Rivalry in worldly increase distracteth you (1) Until ye come to the graves. (2) Nay, but ye will come to know! (3) Nay, but ye will come to know! (4) Nay, would that ye knew (now) with a sure knowledge! (5) For ye will behold hell-fire. Aye, ye will behold it with sure vision. (7) Then, on that day, ye will be asked concerning pleasure. (8) (Surah 102)

"Whoever dies and he does not fight nor does he ever intend to fight (prepares for it) then he dies on a branch of hypocrisy" (Muslim)

A scholar who abandons what has learnt from the Quran and the Sunnah and follows a ruler who does not rule in accordance with the teaching of Allah and His Messenger is an apostate and a disbeliever who deserves punishment in this world and in the hereafter " Fatawa Ibn Taymiyyah, Volume 35/373

The first of people against whom judgment will be pronounced on the Day of Resurrection will be a man who died a martyr. He will be brought and Allah will make known to him His favours and he will recognize them. [ The Almighty] will say: And what did you do about them? He will say: I fought for you until I died a martyr. He will say: You have lied - you did but fight that it might be said [of you]: He is courageous. And so it was said. Then he will be ordered to be dragged along on his face until he is cast into Hell-fire. [Another] will be a man who has studied [religious] knowledge and has taught it and who used to recite the Quran. He will be brought and Allah will make known to his His favours and he will recognize them. [The Almighty] will say: And what did you do about them? He will say: I studied [religious] knowledge and I taught it and I recited the Quran for Your sake. He will say: You have lied - you did but study [religious] knowledge that it might be said [of you]: He is learned. And you recited the Quran that it might be said [of you]: He is a reciter. And so it was said. Then he will be ordered to be dragged along on his face until he is cast into Hell-fire. [Another] will be a man whom Allah had made rich and to whom He had given all kinds of wealth. He will be brought and Allah will make known to His favours and he will recognize them. [The Almighty] will say: And what did you do about them? He will say: I left no path [untrodden] in which You like money to be spent without spending in it for Your sake. He will say: You have lied - you did but do so that it might be said [of you]: He is open-handed. And so it was said. Then he will be ordered to be dragged along on his face until he is cast into Hell-fire. HADITH QUDSI NUMBER 6

Ibn Taymiyyah made takfeer on wicked scholars: Ibn Taymiyyah said: 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. Majmua Al-Fataawa: Vol 28, p. 524.

3) SHIRK OF SWEARING BY SOMETHING OTHER THAN ALLAH 'TALA

"Whoever swears by other than Allah has committed shirk" [Ahmad, Tirmidhi & Al-Haakim]


4) SHIRK: SLAUGHTERING ANIMALS IN THE NAME OF AN IDOL OR ANY NAME OTHER THAN BY ALLAH TALA

Eat not (O believers) of that (meat) on which Allâh's Name has not been pronounced (at the time of the slaughtering of the animal), for sure it is Fisq (a sin and disobedience of Allâh). And certainly, the Shayâtin (devils) do inspire their friends (from mankind) to dispute with you, and if you obey them [by making Al¬Maytatah (a dead animal) legal by eating it], then you would indeed be Mushrikûn (polytheists) [because they (devils and their friends) made lawful to you to eat that which Allâh has made unlawful to eat and you obeyed them by considering it lawful to eat, and by doing so you worshipped them, and to worship others besides Allâh is polytheism]. (Al-An'am 6:121)

-this is a major shirk so if you do it, you become a kaafir
-if you know it and you eat the meat, you're a kaafir, as well
-do we have hadith on this?

5) SHIRK OF FORTUNE-TELLERS
-palm readers or horoscopes or omens or the stars and depend on them for rain

Whoever goes to a fortune teller and believes what he says, has disbelieved in that which Allaah revealed to Muhammad”(Abu Dawood 3904)

“There are four matters of jaahiliyyah that exist among my ummah and they will not give them up: boasting about one’s forefathers, casting aspersions upon people’s lineages, seeking rain by the stars and wailing for the dead.” [Sahîh Muslim (934)]


6) SHIRK OF "SHOWING OFF"
-ar-Riyaa = showing off
-this does NOT make you a kaafir only a faasiq
-it only nullifies that deeds that accompany it
-to do good to show off
-they won't be in hellfire forever, they will come out eventually

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]

7) SHIRK OF DESCRIBING ALLAH 'TALA w/ human qualities

-the Jews and Christians are both guilty of this
-they both accuse Allah tala of "begetting" a son (human act)

And they (Jews, Christians and pagans) say: Allâh has begotten a son (children or offspring). Glory be to Him (Exalted be He above all that they associate with Him). Nay, to Him belongs all that is in the heavens and on earth, and all surrender with obedience (in worship) to Him. (Al-Baqarah 2:116)

He is the Originator of the heavens and the earth. How can He have children when He has no wife? He created all things and He is the All-Knower of everything. (Al-An'am 6:101)

JIMMY SWAGGERT

-is a white American religious man who knows his Bible well
-during a debate, he said God begot a sex [begot means: s-x"]
-and he became mortified so he
-then said God's UNIQUE son (meaning Jesus)
-he changed words because it is haraam to describe Allah w/ human qualities
-they accuse Allah tala of resting on the 7th days
-see 2:255
-he does slumber of sleep
-he (He) doesn't suffered fatigue

Allâh! Lâ ilâha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), the Ever Living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists. Neither slumber, nor sleep overtake Him. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on earth. (Al-Baqarah 2:255)

-Christians say (He) doesn't suffer fatigue
-this is refuted in 6:101
-they also accuse of him of making taubah

He is the Originator of the heavens and the earth. How can He have children when He has no wife? He created all things and He is the All-Knower of everything. (Al-An'am 6:101)

-see Genesis 6:6 of the Bible: Allah repented that God made man

The LORD regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled. Genesis (6;6)
-Gen 32:28

-see 37:180 - 182

Glorified be your Lord, the Lord of Honour and Power! (He is free) from what they attribute unto Him! (As-Saaffat 37:180)

And peace be on the Messengers! (As-Saffat 37:181)
And all the praise and thanks be to Allâh, Lord of the 'Alamîn (mankind, jinns and all that exists). (As-Saffat 37:182)


And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. Genesis 6:6

THE REASONS WE ARE THE BEST UMMAH:
-we enjoin the right, forbid the evil and we believe in Allah tala

You [true believers in Islâmic Monotheism, and real followers of Prophet Muhammad SAW and his Sunnah (legal ways, etc.)] are the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind; you enjoin Al-Ma'rûf (i.e. Islâmic Monotheism and all that Islâm has ordained) and forbid Al-Munkar (polytheism, disbelief and all that Islâm has forbidden), and you believe in Allâh. (Aali Imran 3:110)

-we describe him properly w/ His 99 names and attributes

And he said, "Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel; for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed." Genesis 32:28

-In Gen. 32:28 says Jacob defeated God in a wrestling match

Even the Shiites describe Him as a liar
ALLAH LIES “Allah often lies and does mistakes” [Usool-al-Kafi, page 328, Yacoob Kulayni, Vol. 1] And "Bad'ah" ALLAH tells a lie. (Asool Kaafi, Vol. No.1, Page No. 148)

Indeed, Allâh has heard the statement of those (Jews) who say: "Truly, Allâh is poor and we are rich!" We shall record what they have said and their killing of the Prophets unjustly, and We shall say: "Taste you the torment of the burning (Fire)." (Aali Imran 3:181)

-all these groups are our avowed enemy as they spew venom @ Allah tala
-even the Saudi Salafis spew venom because they saw to dismantle the Shariah of
-Allah is a MINOR KUFR, but it is a MAJOR KUFR

Ibn Taymiyyah said: 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. Majmua Al-Fataawa: Vol 28, p. 524.

-if you do not have this above aqeeda, you are not inside the fold of Islam

And whoever contradicts and opposes the Messenger (Muhammad SAW) after the right path has been shown clearly to him, and follows other than the believers' way. We shall keep him in the path he has chosen, and burn him in Hell - what an evil destination. (An-Nisa 4:115)

8) SHIRK of DESCRIBING A MAN W/ GODLY QUALITIES

-the Jews said what we wrote from our aql in
-the Talmud is superior to what Allah revealed in the Torah
-the Talmud us a concoction of human folly
-Christians describe Jesus IS God
-but if he was God, OH GOOD MASTER WHAT CAN I DO TO HAVE ETERNAL LIFE
-Jesus said NO ON IS GODO EXCEPT GOD

And He said unto him, "Why callest thou Me good? There is none good but One, that is, God. But if thou wilt enter into Life, keep the commandments." Matthew 19:17

And the Father Himself, who hath sent Me, hath borne witness of Me. Ye have neither heard His voice at any time, nor seen His shape. John 5:37


-these infidels show their hypocrisy by saying God who send me, you never heard him or seen his shape

Jesus said unto her, "Touch Me not, for I am not yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brethren and say unto them, `I ascend unto My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.'" John 20:17

-the stench of the hypocrisy of the infidels is appalling
-see: Surah 20:5

The Most Beneficent (Allâh) Istawâ (rose over) the (Mighty) Throne (in a manner that suits His Majesty). (Ta-Ha 20:5)

If Allah desires good for someone He bestows on him understanding of the deen (Bukhari, Vol 9, No 415)


Musa was a Messenger and a Prophet but he did NOT know the future
-he didn't understand why al-Khidr killed a little boy
-so he did not know the boy would brow up to be a kaafir
-Musa and al-Khidr were at lager heads [do not know what this word means]

Say (O Muhammad SAW): "I possess no power of benefit or hurt to myself except as Allâh wills. If I had the knowledge of the Ghaib (unseen), I should have secured for myself an abundance of wealth, and no evil should have touched me. I am but a warner, and a bringer of glad tidings unto people who believe." (Al-A'raf 7:188)

-this ayah refutes the Shiites
-even Muhammad (saws) didn't know the future or he wouldn't have eaten the poison

Narrated 'Aisha: The Prophet in his ailment in which he died, used to say, "O 'Aisha! I still feel the pain caused by the food I ate at Khaibar, and at this time, I feel as if my aorta is being cut from that poison." Bukhari, Volume 005, Book 059, Hadith Number 713.

Narrated by Aisha: The Prophet in his ailment in which he died, used to say, "O 'Aisha! I still feel the pain caused by the food I ate at Khaibar, and at this time, I feel as if my aorta is being cut from that poison." (Sahih Bukhari Hadith: 5.713)

HEART = AORTA


-they said Hasan ate poison ...
-but if he did, and he knew the ghaib, that meant he committed suicide
-the aorta is the largest artery in the body
-they said Hasan ate poison by his enemies
-but if he knew the ghaib, that meant he committed suicide

SHAIKH DEBATING w/ SHIITES
-he tells them if they can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen

9) SHIRK OF DUAA (making it to someone other than Allah 'tala)

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

The Prophet once said, “Dua is Ibadah” (Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah, and Abu Dawud)

10) SHIRK OF WORSHIP

-if you worship a false deity in the dunya, Allah will let you off in the Hereafter
-they use ignorance as an excuse
-they think they will be 'let off'
-al Uthur bil Jahl is the excuse of ignorance

And (remember) when your Lord brought forth from the Children of Adam, from their loins, their seed (or from Adam's loin his offspring) and made them testify as to themselves (saying): "Am I not your Lord?" They said: "Yes! We testify," lest you should say on the Day of Resurrection: "Verily, we have been unaware of this." (Al-A'raf 7:172)

-they excuse of ignorance has been taken away from those who worship a false deity
-the kuffaar give people false hope

CHRISTIANS WORSHIP 3 GODS
-see Maida 5: 73

1) GOD THE FATHER
2) GOD THE SON
3) GOD THE SPIRIT


Surely, disbelievers are those who said: "Allâh is the third of the three (in a Trinity)." But there is no ilâh (god) (none who has the right to be worshipped) but One Ilâh (God -Allâh). And if they cease not from what they say, verily, a painful torment will befall the disbelievers among them. (Al-Ma'idah 5:73)

JESUS TAUGHT TAWHEED ... see Mark 12:28
And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that He had answered them well, asked Him, "Which is the first commandment of all?" Mark 12:28


-tawheed means monotheism [one God]

And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: Mark 12:29
COUNCIL OF NICEA WAS IN 325 AD
-so they were taught tawheed and then they adopted paganism
-so they were taught tawheed and then they adopted paganism
-so they wanted to give 'tawheed' a new [package] and they elevated Jesus to the level of God himself
-they introduced God the 1) father 2) son and 3) spirit

Jesus will come back to do 5 things:
-break the cross (abolish Christianity); kill swine, kill the Dajjal, kill Maggot and Gog, and abolish the jizya

JIZYA: (a tax taken from the non-Muslims, who are in the protection, of the Muslim government). Then there will be abundance of money and no-body will accept charitable gifts.

Verily, Allâh forgives not that partners should be set up with him in worship, but He forgives except that (anything else) to whom He pleases, and whoever sets up partners with Allâh in worship, he has indeed invented a tremendous sin. (An-Nisa 4:48)

THE COMING OF JESUS IS NOT FALSE see 43:61

Sahih Bukhari Volume 3, Book 34, Number 425: And he ['Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary)] shall be a known sign for (the coming of) the Hour (Day of Resurrection) [i.e. 'Iesa's (Jesus) descent on the earth][] . Therefore have no doubt concerning it (i.e. the Day of Resurrection). And follow Me (Allâh) (i.e. be obedient to Allâh and do what He orders you to do, O mankind)!

This is the Straight Path (of Islâmic Monotheism, leading to Allâh and to His Paradise). (Az-Zukhruf 43:61)

11) SHIRK OF BELIEVING THAT GOD APPEARED ON EARTH IN THE FORM OF A MAN

But of that day and hour, knoweth no man, no, not the angels of Heaven, but My Father only. Matthew 24:36

MASTER FAHRAD MUHAMMAD

-Louis Farrakhan said this Master Farad was ALLAH TALA
-but the man was arrested and fingerprinted (in New York)
-his photo was taken by police: how was this possible?

It is not given to any human being that Allâh should speak to him unless (it be) by Inspiration, or from behind a veil, or (that) He sends a Messenger to reveal what He wills by His Leave. Verily, He is Most High, Most Wise . (Ash-Shura 42:51)

SOMETIMES WE ARE INSPIRED?

-Musa's mother acted against her motherly instinct
-by putting Musa in a basket to flow down the Nile River
-sometimes we can only see light thru a veil
-sometimes he sends a man to reveal messages to us
-but Allah did NOT become a man and it will NEVER happen

And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet. Mark 11:12-13

wahdatul wujood = union = to believe that God appeared on earth in the form of a man

12) SHIRK OF LEGISLATING

-Hislam
-let's pray 2 rakat for Maghrib and make it like fajr
-that person made up his own HISLAM
-we can't follow him
-his shirk is called the shirk of haakimiyya

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (d. 728H): “Whenever a person makes halal what is haraam by consensus or makes haraam what is halal by consensus or replaces the Sharee’ah that is agreed upon by consensus, then he is a Kaffir by the agreement of the scholars of Fiqh.” – “Al-Fataawa”, Vol. 3/267

Whoso judgeth not by that which Allah hath revealed: such are disbelievers. (Al-Maeda 5:44) [Pickthall]


They have no Walî (Helper, Disposer of affairs, Protector) other than Him, and He makes none to share in His Decision and His Rule." (Al-Kahf 18:26)

13) SHIRK OF OBEDIENCE
-when you legislate, you're called a legislator and you're making up HISLAM
-when you obey the legislator, you're a kaafir, as well !!!

KAAFIRS IN MAKKAH ATE ANIMALS WHO WERE SICK -and those animals died by themselves
-"Allah killed the animals for us"
-they mocked Allah's revelation

Eat not (O believers) of that (meat) on which Allâh's Name has not been pronounced (at the time of the slaughtering of the animal), for sure it is Fisq (a sin and disobedience of Allâh). And certainly, the Shayâtin (devils) do inspire their friends (from mankind) to dispute with you, and if you obey them [by making Al¬Maitah (a dead animal) legal by eating it],then you would indeed be Mushrikûn (polytheists) [because they (devils and their friends) made lawful to you to eat that which Allâh has made unlawful to eat and you obeyed them by considering it lawful to eat, and by doing so you worshipped them, and to worship others besides Allâh is polytheism]. (Al-Anaam 6:121)

the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was asked about eating camel meat. He said, “Do wudoo’ after eating it.” He was asked about mutton, and he said, “Do not do wudoo’.” (Narrated by Abu Dawood, 184; al-Tirmidhi, 81

-you become a pagan when you eat their haraam meat and follow their shirk
-the scholars AND his students will BOTH go to the hellfire forever
-Mureeds: blind followers
-faqeeh is an expert in fiqh and Fuqua is plural of the word

When those who were followed, disown (declare themselves innocent of) those who followed (them), and they see the torment, then all their relations will be cut off from them. (Al-Baqarah 2:166)