Thursday, July 21, 2011

-143- Allah's Commandments to Prophet Ibrahim


Tafseer Surah Baqarah: Allah’s Commandments to Prophet Ibrahim
by Shaikh Abdullah Faisal

(morning dars: 7.21.11)





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Bismillah

And (remember) when the Lord of Ibrahim (Abraham) [i.e., Allâh] tried him with (certain) Commands, which he fulfilled. He (Allâh) said (to him), "Verily, I am going to make you Imam (a leader) for mankind (to follow you)." [Ibrahim (Abraham)] said, "And of my offspring (to make leaders)." (Allâh) said, "My Covenant (Prophethood) includes not Zâlimûn (polytheists and wrong-doers)." (Al-Baqara 2:124)

THIS AYAH is very comprehensive, as it discusses the commandments given to Ibrahim by Allah ‘tala

WHAT COMMANDMENTS WERE GIVE TO IBRAHIM:

1. INVITE MANKIND TO TAWHEED

2. BUILD A KAB'A

3. HOW TO MAKE HAJJ PROPERLY

"Our Lord! And make us submissive unto You and of our offspring a nation submissive unto You, and show us our Manasik (all the ceremonies of pilgrimage - Hajj and 'Umrah), and accept our repentance. Truly, You are the One Who accepts repentance, the Most Merciful. (Al-Baqara 2:128)

MANASIK = the rituals of hajj

-Quraysh used to rent uniforms
-Quraysh commercialized hajj
-they made 360 idols to sell, which people bought and took them back home
-the people were glad to SEE these idols
-but you can not buy and sell Allah 'tala
-the message of tawheed did not suit them
-they sold food and made money selling it and the idols,
-so they looked forward to making money
-for them La ilaha illa 'llah was never enough to satisfy them
-they opposed the message of Muhammad (saws)

GRAVEWORSHIPPERS:
-they opposed the message of Muhammad (saws)
-they saw no way to benefit from Muhammad's message economically
-all the kuffar care about is money
-such as Barelvis ... they sent Shaikh a letter
-to solicit money to build a shrine over a saint who died
-their shirk is a multi-million dollar business
-the Quraysh, all they care about is money
-they collect money to build shrines; they charge you money to make tawaf
-they would charge you to make tawaf
-(or you can be naked, obviously, we can’t do that)
-the merchants of Mecca are filthy rich
-Mecca in Ramadhan: it is big like Hajj
-like making umrah in Ramadhan is = 1 one hajj
-people cash in on the Kab'a

4. CIRCUMCISION
-a commandment by Allah 'tala is to be circumcised
-Ibrahim circumcised himself when he was 80 years old

“When the month or Ramadan arrives, go for ‘umrah, because `umrah in Ramadan is like accompanying me on Hajj.” [Sahîh al-Bukharî (1764)]

SHAIKH IN BOTSWANA

-they encouraged the men to become circumcised
-because it helped prevent catching HIV (cause of AIDS)
-circumcision is wajib
-so the government said there was 70% chance
-NOT to develop AIDS if you are circumcised

Prophet, Peace Be Upon Him, says: "Abraham circumcised himself at the age of eighty, using a hatchet"(related by Al-Bukhari and Muslim).

SHAIKH IN THE UK

-research was done on children who die when sleeping
-[SIDS is the name of that type of death]
-babies suffocate when they sleep on their tummy
-and the Rasool (saws) said we should sleep on our backs,
-long before we knew about SIDS

THE KUFFAAR COME BACK TO ISLAM, willingly or unwillingly

5 THINGS ARE AL-FITRAH
1) Shaving pubic hair
2) Circumcision
3) Cutting mustache / keeping it trimmed
4) Clipping the nails
5) Shaving the hair from armpits

Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of God, upon whom be God’s blessings and peace, said, “Five things are part of one’s fitrah: Shaving the pubic hair, circumcision, trimming the moustache, removing any underarm hair, and trimming the nails.” (Muslim, “Tahara,” 49)

A Muslimah should not marry an uncircumcised man

-he can give her cervical cancer

5. SACRIFICE IBRAHIM'S SON
-Ishmael was sacrificed; he was Ibrahim’s one and only son
-[Isaac was born 13 years later]
-Allah said to sacrifice his only son, so it had to be Ishmael,
-(the only one living then)

IBRAHIM'S DUAA
-to Allah, he said: “from my lineage, as well, make them a witness for mankind”
-he wanted his sons to be Imams
-but Allah 'tala said, "the oppressors can not become leaders"
-so, can we topple a tyrannical leader?

...(Allâh) said, "My Covenant (Prophethood) includes not Zâlimûn (polytheists and wrong-doers)." (Al-Baqara 2:124)

IF THE LEADER IMPLEMENTS SHARIAH, WE ARE NOT PERMITTED TO TOPPLE HIM

Prophet (saws) said topple the leader if you see clear kufr [Bukhari Vol 9 Page 146]


-if a man is a tyrant, how can he implement the Shariah at the same time?
-it is possible to implement the Shariah at the same time:
-because he might be oppressive towards his enemies for personal reasons
-but in the land, perhaps he established zakah and salah,
-or he stones people to death for adultery, so he follows Shariah ...
-but he is a tyrant because he will send a hit-man to kill his enemies

Ma’moon was a Mu`tazilite
-he believed the Qur'an was CREATED, not REVEALED
-Ma’moon was a caliph and indeed he was a tyrant
-but Ahmad Ibn Hanbal refused to make takfir on him
-because he did jihad, implement Shariah and practiced al walaa wal baraa
-the MADkhalis say to obey the leader even if he beats you and takes your wealth
-so they think we should obey the House of Saud
-MADkhalis quote this hadith:

The Prophet said "Listen and obey the leader, even if he beats your back and takes your money, listen and obey!" (Muslim)

-the hadith they quote (above) is not being explained correctly
-they make sure that all scholars of ASWJ are banned or jailed
-so there’s no one left to refute them
-in the UK, only the jahil are left
-but in the hadith, the Prophet (saws) was talking about
-someone who was not apostate
-he implemented Shariah but was tyrannical towards his enemies
-so they are quoting a SAHIH hadith and giving you a wicked spin on it
-the hadith says to topple the leader IF YOU SEE CLEAR KUFR

Prophet (saws) said topple the leader if you see clear kufr [Bukhari Vol 9 Page 146]

THIS IS A COMMANDMENT TO TOPPLE THE LEADER IF YOU SEE CLEAR KUFR

-we have seen the UN not be disobeyed; their kufr is allowed
-if you kill a Muslim because he slept w/ your 16 year old daughter,
-you're not a kaafir [but a faasiq]
-but if you kill someone because they implement Shariah, you're a kaafir
-remember when we made the Kab’a a place for safety?
-we're not to kill anyone in Mecca and there are no natural disasters there
-the Dajjal can not enter Mecca or Medina

And (remember) when We made the House (the Ka'bah at Makkah) a place of resort for mankind and a place of safety. And take you (people) the Maqam (place) of Ibrahim (Abraham) [or the stone on which Ibrahim (Abraham) A.S. stood while he was building the Ka'bah] as a place of prayer (for some of your prayers, e.g. two Rak'at after the Tawâf of the Ka'bah at Makkah), and We commanded Ibrahim (Abraham) and Ismâ'il (Ishmael) that they should purify My House (the Ka'bah at Makkah) for those who are circumambulating it, or staying (I'tikâf), or bowing or prostrating themselves (there, in prayer). (Al-Baqara 2:125)

THE KAB'A is Maqam Ibrahim

-it is a place for salah [a suggestion by Umar approved by Allah ‘tala]
-and so we pray two rakat when we make tawaf

7 PLACES DUAAS ARE ANSWERED:
1) the Maqam of Ibrahim
2) the black stone
3) the Well of Zamzam
4) on Mt Al-Safa
5) on Mt Al-Marwa
6) in the Valley of Minah
7) on Mt Arafat

Those are the 7 places our duaas are answered

-remember when we made the Kab'a a place of resort and of safety?
-we pray 2 rakat after we make tawaf [around the Kab'a]
-then our duaas are answered
-when the house is purified, it means to be purified from shirk and kufr
-Lua ibn Amr took the people away from tawheed
-Muhammad (saws) was sent to bring the people BACK to Ibrahim commandments

THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR NOT KNOWING TAWHEED
-those who worship a false deity have false hope
-if a paper is dropped in the BALLOT BOX,
-we give those people the excuse if ignorance
-that is not blatant shirk
-there is no excuse for worshipping a false deity
-ignorance is not an excuse that will be accepted on Judgment Day
-to say this, makes up your own religion [Hislam]
-this excuse was taken away from the Christians, too
-those who worship a trinity [three] have no excuse;
-Allah 'tala made takfeer on them

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-Araf 7:172)

Surely, disbelievers are those who said: "Allâh is the third of the three (in a Trinity)." .... (Al-Maeda 5:73)

And (remember) when Ibrahim (Abraham) said, "My Lord, make this city (Makkah) a place of security and provide its people with fruits, such of them as believe in Allâh and the Last Day." He (Allâh) answered: "As for him who disbelieves, I shall leave him in contentment for a while, then I shall compel him to the torment of the Fire, and worst indeed is that destination!" (Al-Baqara 2:126)

IBRAHIM asked Allah ‘tala to make Mecca a place of security

-so kaafirs were not prayed for by him to give them security and food:
-only for Muslims
-the highway robbers respected Quraysh because Quraysh protected the Kab'a

(It is a great Grace and protection from Allâh), for the taming of the Quraish, (1) (And with all those Allâh's Grace and Protections for their taming, We cause) the (Quraish) caravans to set forth safe in winter (to the south), and in summer (to the north without any fear), (2)So let them worship (Allâh) the Lord of this House (the Ka'bah in Makkah). (3) (He) Who has fed them against hunger, and has made them safe from fear. (4) [Quraish 106:1-4]

-Abu Bakr Siddique, Abu Sufiyan, Abu Lahab are among the few rich men of Quraysh
-Allah (swt) worship this house [our Kab'a]
-when Ibrahim only included the believers in his duaas,
-Allah said EVEN THE KUFFAAR I will bless

CHINA IS A KAAFIR COUNTRY
-economically they are doing good, 2nd even over Japan
-they have good irrigation for their crops
-so if they are kaafir, why are they doing well?
-the answer is in 106:1-4 (even the kaafir is to be blessed)

...He (Allâh) answered: "As for him who disbelieves, I shall leave him in contentment for a while, then I shall compel him to the torment of the Fire, and worst indeed is that destination!" (Al-Baqara 2:126)

-so they are blessed for "a while" then they will be compelled to the Hellfire
-we're not to envy the kuffaar for their wealth: cars and money and women
-why do brothers want a kaafir woman? Or why do we envy them for their alcohol?

SHAIKH IN BELMARSH PRISON (UK)
-Shaikh saw many men there who had killed because of alcohol

"Avoid Khamr, for it is the mother of all sins"(Muslim)

(Tirmidhi, Nasai, Ibn Majah and Daarami from Ibn Amr) Abdullah ibn Umar reports that the Prophet said, "Whosoever drinks wine, Allah will not accept his prayer for 40 days. If he seeks repentance Allah will forgive him.

The Prophet of Islam Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: In Sunan Ibn-I-Majah Volume 3, Book of Intoxicants, Chapter 30 Hadith No. 3371."Alcohol is the mother of all evils and it is the most shameful of evils."

THE PEOPLE OF MECCA WILL NEVER GO HUNGRY

-because of Ibrahim's duaa

“Every intoxicant is Khamr, and every intoxicant is Haraam (prohibited).” [Sahih Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

THE KUFFAAR HAVE WEALTH but it is temporary

-the US, China and Japan = top 3 wealthy nations but they’re all kaafir countries

THE KAAFIR THAT HAVE THEIR HOLLYWOOD LIFESTYLE
-some of us want to have their lifestyle
-look at their JAMES BOND movies ..
-the men drink alcohol and have zina (s-x) with women
-a weak Muslim will try to drink
-they drink alcohol without the smell of alcohol so they can hide it
-so Muslims who are weak in eeman will try to sample what JAMES BOND's lifestyle

People lived for 950 years .. see Prophet Nur's dawah was that long!
-now people die in their 50s
-we no longer live long
-so if we know the kuffaar can only enjoy life for "a while," then why envy them?
-their kaafir women are NOT faithful
-Musa said to the Jews: “will you give up better for worse?”
-no need to chase a kaafir woman, because a niqaab sister will not disappoint you

JAHILIYYA GIVES EVERYONE A RAW DEAL
-some come from it with nervous breakdown or mental depression or STDs (s-x diseases),
-or a bad heart, or lungs ...
-they come out of jahiliyya addicted to drugs and alcohol
-so people don't come to Islam squeaky clean
-they are addicted to hallucinogens [mind-altering drugs]

WHEN PEOPLE COME TO ISLAM FROM JAHILIYYA
-the Shaikh's must pick up the pieces
-maybe they were married in jahiliyya and reverted
-but baggage comes in all forms: physical, psychological, emotional, financial
-we can't envy the kuffaar when we see them enjoying life

THE KUFFAAR WHO BRAG AND BOAST IN THE DUNYA
-78:40
-what will they say in JUDGMENT DAY?

Verily, We have warned you of a near torment — the Day when man will see that (the deeds) which his hands have sent forth, and the disbeliever will say: "Woe to me! Would that I were dust!" (An-Naba 78:40)

-"woe be unto me, I wish I was dust"
-those who brag and boast about titles,
-what do they say when they see the blazing fire waiting for them?
-they will become dust like the animals and
-that fire is 70x hotter than the fire we have at home
-and it's everlasting ... but temporary for Muslims

... We shall burn them in Fire. As often as their skins are roasted through, We shall change them for other skins that they may taste the punishment. Truly, Allâh is Ever Most Powerful, All¬Wise. (An-Nisa 4:56)

Recapping: Allah's Commandments to Ibrahim

1. INVITE MANKIND TO TAWHEED
2. BUILD A KAB'A
3. HOW TO MAKE HAJJ PROPERLY
4. CIRCUMCISION
5. SACRFICE IBRAHIM'S SON


Muhammad said that there is no prophet between him and Jesus:

I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "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 Volume 4, Book 55, Number 651