Wednesday, July 20, 2011

-141- You Can't Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too!


Tafseer Surah Baqarah: You Can’t Have Your Cake and Eat it, Too !!
by Shaikh Abdullah Faisal

(morning dars: 7.20.11)





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O Children of Israel! Remember My Favour which I bestowed upon you and that I preferred you to the 'Alamîn (mankind and jinn) (of your time-period, in the past). (Al-Baqara 2:122)

BANU ISRAEL:

-descendants of Israel

YACUB IBN IZAAK: JACOB .
-he had 12 sons and that's where 12 tribes come from

IN THE PAST
-Allah tala preferred the children of Israel then :: the time of Musa

BUT NOW:
-the followers of Muhammad (saws) are now replacing the Jews
-as God's chosen people .. and that is the Muslim ummah

WE ARE THE BEST UMMAH because we :
1. enjoin the right
2. forbid the wrong
3. believe in Allah tala

You [true believers in Islâmic Monotheism, and real followers of Prophet Muhammad SAW and his Sunnah] 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[]. (Al-E-Imran 3:110)

VENDETTAS:

-the Jews have one against the Muslim ummah
-it's as if you were promoted to be a manager and then were demoted
-so you have a vendetta against the one who took your job
-so it is with the Muslims and the Jews: the Jews were demoted

Those among the Children of Israel who disbelieved were cursed by the tongue of Dawûd (David) and 'Isa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary). That was because they disobeyed (Allâh and the Messengers) and were ever transgressing beyond bounds. (Al-Maeda 5:78)

JEWS were cursed @ the tongues of David and Jews

-because they killed the prophets, they dabbled in black magic
-and pull stunts on Allah 'tala
-see 5:60 where they were turned into apes and swine

Say (O Muhammad SAW to the people of the Scripture): "Shall I inform you of something worse than that, regarding the recompense from Allâh: those (Jews) who incurred the Curse of Allâh and His Wrath, those of whom (some) He transformed into monkeys and swines, those who worshipped Tâghût (false deities); (Al-Maeda 5:60)

WHEN MUSA TOLD THE JEWS

-"LET'S FIGHT TO TAKE OVER THE LAND FROM THE PAGANS"
-they said, "You and your Lord go and fight"
-they refused to do jihad and kick out the infidels
-they ended up wandering the wilderness for 40 years
-they feared death so they refused to do jihad

THE BATTLE OF BADR
-the Sahabahs said,
-"O Rasullah, we will never speak to you as the Jews spoke to Musa"
-we are the best ummah, so we can't speak to you like the Jews did
-Muhammad then smiled and said, "March forward"
-they were promised the victory of Badr or the caravan of Abu Sufiyan
-Allah gave them the bigger prize: the Battle of Badr's victory

They said: "O Mûsa (Moses)! We shall never enter it as long as they are there. So go you and your Lord and fight you two, we are sitting right here." (Al-Maeda 5:24)

THE MUSLIM UMMAH

-does not turn its back on jihad
-so when Allah said the Jews are the chosen people?

SURAH FATIHA
-the blessed
-the cursed
-the astray
-that is the tafseer of Surah Fatiha

The Way of those on whom You have bestowed Your Grace, not (the way) of those who earned Your Anger (such as the Jews), nor of those who went astray (such as the Christians). (Al-Fatiha 1:7)

TAFSEER SURAH FATIHA

Jews were cursed, Christians are astray and the Islamic ummah are the blessed

WE........
1. enjoin the right
2. forbid the wrong
3. believe in Allah tala


JEWS AND MUSLIMS
-we believe in many of the same things
-the same angels [Gabriel]
-we both believe in the human soul
-Paradise and the Hellfire
-killing animals, we believe the same way to spill the blood
-we even believe in 1 God
-we believe in circumcision

IT SHOULD BE EASY FOR A JEW TO EMBRACE ISLAM
-they only thing left is for them to accept Muhammad (saws) as the FINAL MESSENGER and Jesus as a prophet

Muhammad (saws)
-no one is closer to Jesus than me
-because between us there is no prophet / no messenger

“I am the nearest of all the people to the son of Mary, and all the prophets are paternal brothers, and there has been no prophet between me and him (i.e. Jesus)." (Sahih Bukhari)

WHEN THEY SEE US DRESSED PROPERLY ...

-they say, "that is the religion I am supposed to be practicing"
-but their pride prevents them
-their asabiyya :: tribalism, nationalism prevented them
-they won't follow Muhammad (saws) because he was an Arab not Jew

Those to whom We gave the Scripture (Jews and Christians) recognise him (Muhammad SAW or the Ka'bah at Makkah) as they recongise their sons. But verily, a party of them conceal the truth while they know it - [i.e. the qualities of Muhammad SAW which are written in the Taurât (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)]. (Al-Baqara 2:146)

THEY COULD RECOGNIZE MUHAMMAD
(saws) as a father recognizes his child
-but they refuse to accept him because they have so much pride and discrimination

SHAIKH IN UK
-there was mostly Pakistani and Arabs in the masjid, not black
-the 1st khutbah was in Arabic, the 2nd in English
-he was educated by Arabs in the university there
-they took care of all his needs, 2 maids to take care of food and clothing
-so naturally, in his masjid, there were many mixed races, the least of all, blacks

DR HAKIM QUICK
-close friend and advisor of Shaikh Faisal
-he has degree in Black History and he advised
-that the blacks would not accept SH as much as the Pakistan, whites, and Arabs
-the Nigerians accepted him, though

TURNING AWAY FROM THE TRUTH
-you are not permitted to turn away from the truth [haqq]
-because you don't like the race of the speaker
-don't turn your back on Paradise to jump into Hellfire
-in the name of asabiyya [racism]
-they prefer to not follow a non-Jew
-don't expect to reject Muhammad (saws) and go to Paradise

It is narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira that the Messenger of Allah (saw) said: By Him in Whose hand is the life of Muhammad, any Christian or Jew who heard about me and died whilst rejecting me, such a person is in the hell fire to abide there for ever. [Sahih Muslim - Book 001, Number 0284]

YOU CAN'T HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT, TOO

The Messenger (Muhammad SAW) believes in what has been sent down to him from his Lord, and (so do) the believers. Each one believes in Allâh, His Angels, His Books, and His Messengers. (They say), "We make no distinction between one another of His Messengers" and they say, "We hear, and we obey. (We seek) Your Forgiveness, our Lord, and to You is the return (of all)." (Al-Baqara 2:285)

MUSLIMS SHOULD SAY, AS THE SAHABAHS:
"we hear and we obey"
-we believe in all the prophets
-we are the one people in the world
-who believe in all the prophets and the messengers
-the Jews reject Jesus
-the Christians reject Muhammad (saws)
-but the Muslim ummah accepts all prophets and messengers
-Christians say we are "anti-christ" but see Matthew 19:17 ....
-Jesus never said for anyone to worship him
-nobody is good 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 (King James Version)

THE JAMAICAN MEDIA
WANTS SHAIKH FAISAL TO TALK TAWHEED LIVE
-he might do this SATURDAY morning
-but their media is not satanic; they want to hear TAWHEED

And most of mankind will not believe even if you desire it eagerly (Yusuf 12:103)

SHAIKH IN UK
focused mostly on Muslims to improve their deen
-not dawah because the majority of people will never believe
-the majority do not want good for themselves
-the same way you clean a hog and he is still a hog afterward

And fear the Day (of Judgment) when no person shall avail another, nor shall compensation be accepted from him, nor shall intercession be of use to him, nor shall they be helped. (Al-Baqara 2:123)

THE DAY OF JUDGMENT

-if we don't practice Islam, Muhammad can not intercede for us on Judgment Day
-we might do sins but Muhammad (saws) will intercede for us because we TRIED
-our intention is judged
-but if we throw the towel in the ring and give up :: he can not intercede for us

INTERCESSION / SHAFAA’A is not for everyone
-when a child dies before puberty, he intercedes for his mom
-but this is NOT for every mom: only Muslimahs
-same thing as shaheed interceding for those who deserve shafaa’a not for everyone

And, he will be allowed to intercede for seventy of his family members (who would have otherwise gone to hell).” (Tirmidhi & Ibn Maajah)

...Who is he that can intercede with Him except with His Permission?... (Al-Baqara 2:255)

SHAFAA’A

-by the angels, the prophets and the child who dies before puberty
-some people's bad deeds are more than their good deeds, but he will go to Paradise
-because Allah tala's mercy is MORE than HIS SWT wrath

THE MUSLIM STANDS A CHANCE TO ENTER PARADISE

THE WORST MUSLIM IS BETTER THAN THE BEST KAAFIR

-because they have in their hearts: La ilaha illa 'llah
-but in the Christians heart, they say trinity .. God the father, son and holy ghost

THE COUNCIL OF NICEA
-they changed Christianity from Monotheism [one God] to polytheism [trinity / multiple deities]

IF YOU DO NOT PRAY SALAH:: THERE IS NO SHAFAA'A FOR YOU
-you can pray sitting down in a plane, coach, car
-wherever we turn our face sitting down is the qibla

And to Allâh belong the east and the west, so wherever you turn (yourselves or your faces) there is the Face of Allâh (and He is High above,.. (Al-Baqara 2:115)

-so not to abandon salah because you are traveling

SIX PLACES WE CAN NOT PRAY ....
1. in a graveyard
2. where animals are tied up
3. where garbage is dumped
4. in the toilet
5. where pedestrians are walking
6. on top of the Kab'a because you must face it


-5 star magicians must eat feces first
-if you see yourself in a dream on top of the Kab’a,
-it is bad dream and means you will lose your faith
-if you see yourself in a dream praying on the toilet, this is a sign of black magic

Ta - Ha [These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur'ân, and none but Allâh (Alone) knows their meanings.] (1) We have not sent down the Qur'ân unto you (O Muhammad SAW) to cause you distress, (2) But only as a Reminder to those who fear (Allâh). (3) A revelation from Him (Allâh) Who has created the earth and high heavens. (4) The Most Gracious (Allâh) rose over (Istawâ) the (Mighty) Throne (in a manner that suits His Majesty). (5) [Ta-Ha 20:1-5]

WHERE IS ALLAH TALA? HE IS ON THE ARSH .....

-if you do not believe this, we put a big question on your Islam

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

MUHAMMAD set a slave girl free because

-she raised her hand toward heaven she asked where was Allah ...

"Purification is half of iman (faith). Saying 'Al-Hamdulillah' (Praise be to Allah) fills the scales. Saying 'Subhanallah wa al-Hamdulillahi' (Exalted be Allah and Praise be to Allah) fills the space between the heavens and the earth. Salah (prayer) is a light. Sadaqah (charity) is a proof. Sabr (patience) is a shining glory. The Qur'an is an argument either for you or against you. Everybody goes out in the morning and sell themselves, thereby setting themselves free or destroying themselves." [no tareej]

“Anas says, “I went into the presence of Aishah whilst someone else was seated with her. The person asked, ‘O Mother of the believers, relate to us regarding earthquakes (as to their cause)’ She turned her face away. I (Anas) asked her, ‘Relate to us regarding earthquakes, O Mother of the believers!’ She said, “O Anas, if I were to inform you thereof, you will live a sorrowful life and you will die in this state of grief and you will be raised on the Day of Judgement whilst this fear is in your heart.” I said, “O Mother, relate to me.” She then said, “When a woman removes her clothes in a house other than her husbands (an indication towards adultery), she tears the veil between her and Allah. When she applies perfume to please a male other than her husband, this will be a source of fire and a blemish for her. When the people then begin to commit adultery, consume alcohol and use musical instruments, Allah becomes enraged in the heavens and orders the Earth to shake them. If they repent and refrain, then it is good for them, otherwise Allah will cause it to fall upon them.” I asked, “Is this their punishment?” She said, “It is rather a mercy, means of blessings and admonishment for the believers, and a punishment, display of anger and torment for the unbelievers.” [no tareej]

Do you feel secure that He, Who is over the heaven (Allâh), will not cause the earth to sink with you, and then it should quake? (Al-Mulk 67:16)

Mu'awiya b. al-Hakam said: While I was praying with the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him), a man in the company sneezed. I said: Allah have mercy on you! The people stared at me with disapproving looks, so I said: Woe be upon me, why is it that you stare at me? They began to strike their hands on their thighs, and when I saw them urging me to observe silence (I became angry) but I said nothing. When the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) had said the prayer (and I declare that neither before him nor after him have I seen a leader who gave better instruction than he for whom I would give my father and mother as ransom). I swear that he did not scold, beat or revile me but said: Talking to persons is not fitting during the prayer, for it consists of glorifying Allah, declaring his Greatness. and recitation of the Qur'an or words to that effect. I said: Messenger of Allah. I was till recently a pagan, but Allah has brought Islam to us; among us there are men who have recourse to Kahins. He said, Do not have recourse to them. I said. There are men who take omens. That is something which they find in their breasts, but let it not turn their way (from freedom of action). I said: Among us there are men who draw lines. He said: There was a prophet who drew lines, so if they do it as they did, that is allowable. I had a maid-servant who tended goats by the side of Uhud and Jawwaniya. One day I happened to pass that way and found that a wolf had carried a goat from her flock. I am after all a man from the posterity of Adam. I felt sorry as they (human beings) feel sorry. So I slapped her. I came to the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) and felt (this act of mine) as something grievous I said: Messenger of Allah, should I not grant her freedom? He (the Holy Prophet) said: Bring her to me. So I brought her to him. He said to her: where is Allah? She said: He is in the heaven. He said: Who am I? She said: Thou art the Messenger of Allah. He said: Grant her freedom, she is a believing woman. (Sahih Muslims Book #004, Hadith #1094)

NATURAL DISASTERS

-Muhammad saws told Aisha ra that earthquakes are a
-lesson for the believers
-a punishment for the kuffaar

Anas reported that the Prophet said: In this Ummah there will be punishments of earthquakes, showers of stones and deformity; that will be when the people drink khamr, listen to female singers and play musical instruments. (at-Tirmidhi, No 2212)

Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, "The Hour (Last Day) will not be established until (religious) knowledge will be taken away (by the death of religious learned men), earthquakes will be very frequent, time will pass quickly, afflictions will appear, murders will increase and money will overflow amongst you." Sahih Al-Bukhari Volume 2, Book 17, Number 146