Thursday, July 21, 2011

-144- You Are a Witness Over Mankind


Who Are You? You Are Witnesses Over Mankind
by Shaikh Abdullah Faisal

(evening dars: 7.21.11)





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Bismillah

ALLAH TALA NAMES US "MUSLIMS"
-this is the identity Allah ‘tala gave us: “Muslim”

He has chosen you (to convey His Message of Islamic Monotheism to mankind by inviting them to His religion, Islam), and has not laid upon you in religion any hardship, it is the religion of your father Ibrahim (Abraham) (Islamic Monotheism). It is He (Allah) Who has named you Muslims both before and in this (the Qur'an), that the Messenger may be a witness over you and you be witnesses over mankind! (22:78)

Grave-worshippers even call themselves ASWJ

-but they are not
-ASWJ stands for Ahlus Sunnah wal Jama’ah
-the Qadiyanis and Shias and Barelvis are sects
-there will be 73 sects and only 1 will be in Jannah
-other sects are Goofi Soofis and Saudi Salafis

THESE 4 ARE NOT SECTS:
-Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi’i, Hanbali = these are SCHOOLS OF THOUGHT

By Him in Whose hand is my soul, my Ummah will split into seventy-three sects: one will enter Paradise and seventy-two will enter Hell. Someone asked, "O Messenger of Allah, who will they be?" He replied, "The main body of the Muslims (al-jama'ah)." 'Awf ibn Malik is the only one who reported this hadith, and its Isnaad is acceptable.

-following any of those 4 Imams are enough to take you to Paradise
-the shaitan is a wolf and catches the stray sheep
-the one who leaves the jama’ah will be caught by the shaitan
-we're not to stray but to follow the Sunnah
-so to say AHLUS SUNNAH WAL JAMM’AH is not a bid'ah
-we separate ourselves from the deviants 'sects

So, who are you?

1. YOU ARE MUSLIMS / MUSLIMEEN

-you submit and you surrender

"Hold on to my Sunnah and the Sunnah of the Rightly Guided Caliphs after me. Hold on to it firmly. And beware of heretical innovations (Bid'ah) because each heretical innovation (Bid'ah) is a falsehood and each false- hood is a deviation from the right path." (Reported by Ahmad Ibn Hanbal Abu Dawud, at-Tirmidhi who said it is a good and sound hadith, and Ibn Majah)

-Allah tala is not called a MUSLIM; HE (SWT) does not submit to any authority
-HE (SWT) is the authority
-see 59:53 Allah calls himself al-Mu’min

He is Allah than Whom there is La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He) the King, the Holy, the One Free from all defects, the Giver of security, the Watcher over His creatures, the All-Mighty, the Compeller, the Supreme. Glory be to Allah! (High is He) above all that they associate as partners with Him. (59:23)

PROPHET MUHAMMAD (saws)

-stood over his uncle, (Abu Talib) who died a kaafir
-Muhammad (saws) could not give him peace
-he could not give eeman even to his uncle

DEOBANDIS
-do not surrender to 20:5
-they do not believe Allah 'tala is on the Arsh

The Most Beneficent (Allah) Istawa (rose over) the (Mighty) Throne (in a manner that suits His Majesty (20:5)

HIZB UT TAHRIR
-do not surrender to 3:173
-they say our eeman is static; but that’s not true
-our eeman goes up and down, as evidenced by 3:173


Those (i.e. believers) unto whom the people (hypocrites) said, "Verily, the people (pagans) have gathered against you (a great army), therefore, fear them." But it (only) increased them in Faith, and they said: "Allah (Alone) is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs (for us)." (3:173)

SAUDI SALAFIS

-do not surrender to 5:51
-if you give walaa to kuffaar, this is fine with them
-walaa is allegiance / loyalty

O you who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians as Auliya' (friends, protectors, helpers, etc.), they are but Auliya' to one another. And if any amongst you takes them as Auliya', then surely he is one of them. Verily, Allah guides not those people who are the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers and unjust). (5:51)

-all deviants groups do not surrender to some verses in the Qur'an
-another verse is 5:60 which Saudi Salafis do not surrender to
-they believe to tamper with Shariah is a minor kufr; it is not!

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); such are worse in rank (on the Day of Resurrection in the Hell¬fire), and far more astray from the Right Path (in the life of this world)." (Al-Maeda 5:60)

SHIITES
-they don't surrender to 15:9

Verily We: It is We Who have sent down the Dhikr (i.e. the Qur'an) and surely, We will guard it (from corruption) (15:9)

-they also so not believe in 3:121

And (remember) when you (Muhammad ) left your household in the morning to post the believers at their stations for the battle (of Uhud). And Allah is All-Hearer, All-Knower. (3:121)

-they do not surrender to 9:40

If you help him (Muhammad ) not (it does not matter), for Allah did indeed help him when the disbelievers drove him out, the second of two, when they (Muhammad and Abu Bakr ) were in the cave, and he () said to his companion (Abu Bakr ): "Be not sad (or afraid), surely Allah is with us." Then Allah sent down His Sakinah (calmness, tranquility, peace, etc.) upon him, and strengthened him with forces (angels) which you saw not, and made the word of those who disbelieved the lowermost, while it was the Word of Allah that became the uppermost, and Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise. (9:40)

ABU BAKR WAS PRONOUNCED A SAHABAH IN THE QUR'AN

-but Shia say he is not a Sahabah, which means neither is Ali (ra)!
-because Ali gave his bayat to Abu Bakr and Umar
-this is absurd

ABU HANIFA HEARD A SHIA WAS SLANDERING UTHMAAN
-saying Uthmaan was a Jew
-many Ayatollah's put that in their books
-Abu Hanifa approached the Shiite and said, “I know a suitable man for your daughter
-who’s rich, handsome and pious”
-so the Shiite said YES BRING HIM TO ME
-but Abu Hanifa said, “the man I’m thinking about is a Jew”
-the Shiite said, ‘Aoutbillah, how can you recommend a Jew for my daughter?’
-Abu Hanifa replied, ‘but you accused the Prophet of marrying
-2 of his daughters to a Jew’
-the Shiite was embarrassed to be check-mated
-so he stopped spreading the rumors of Uthmaan

The body of a dead man passed by [in Medina] the Rasool and his Companions
-the Companions said the man was so blessed and pious
-the Rasool (saws) said SO SHALL IT BE
-then a dead man passed by and they said he was wretched ..
-the Rasool (saws) said SO SHALL IT BE
-so when someone says, 'who are you to judge?' - this is absolutely ridiculous
-we are told in Qur'an to use human beings as judges

If you fear a breach between them twain (the man and his wife), appoint (two) arbitrators, one from his family and the other from hers; if they both wish for peace, Allah will cause their reconciliation. Indeed Allah is Ever All-Knower, Well-Acquainted with all things. (An-Nisa 4:35)

-we're told to send judges from each family to solve a marital dispute

A funeral procession passed in front of the Prophet and the people praised the deceased. The Prophet said, "It has been affirmed (Paradise)." Then another funeral procession passed by and the people talked badly of the deceased. The Prophet said, "It has been affirmed (Hell)." Allah's Apostle was asked, "O Allah's Apostle! You said it has been affirmed for both?" The Prophet said, "The testimony of the people (is accepted), (for) the believer are Allah's witnesses on the earth." Volume 3, Book 48, No 810 Bukhari
-the Khawarijj use this type of argument [they tried to say it to Ali]
-Ibn Abass checkmated them with the above ayah

THE BELIEVERS ARE THE WITNESSES OF ALLAH 'TALA ON EARTH
-Muhammad (saws) did not tell his Companions, 'shut up ... do not judge'

So, who are you?

2. YOU ARE THE WITNESSES OF ALLAH 'TALA ON EARTH

-the Murji say 'we are not here to judge'
-but they are the most judgmental people
-if a man proposes, they are very judgmental on that man
-where he's from and which tribe.. they want to know everything

SHAIKH IN AFRICA
-he met so many tribes .. with the Indian tribes in Africa …
-sometimes they don't marry from each other; they stay to their own tribes
-they are judgmental on dunya matters
-they prefer the dunya over the deen
-when they shop, they are careful what they buy
-they don't buy 'economy' food [low grade]
-Muslims are careful about our physical health
-be more concerned about your spiritual health
-because you're in the chatrooms of the deviants, Munafiqoon and apostates
-but yet, you pick the best food
-you become a kaafir if you're in those chatrooms where they make a mockery of Islam

And it has already been revealed to you in the Book (this Qur'an) that when you hear the Verses of Allah being denied and mocked at, then sit not with them, until they engage in a talk other than that; (but if you stayed with them) certainly in that case you would be like them. Surely, Allah will collect the hypocrites and disbelievers all together in Hell, (4:140)

-we would be like them: a kaafir like them: that is the tafseer of that ayah!
-we go to their chatrooms out of curiosity but curiosity killed the cat

So, who are you?

3. YOU ARE THE BEST UMMAH RAISED UP FOR THE GUIDANCE OF MANKIND

We…
1. Enjoin the right
2. Forbid the wrong
3. Believe in Allah 'tala

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

Muslims, Christians and Jews: all believe in the same God

-but only YOU, THE MUSLIM, believe in Allah properly
-we describe Allah with 99 names & attributes
-we don't accuse Him (SWT) of things He (SWT) did not do
-the Jews say He (swt) rested on the 7th day but we know:
-there is no slumber in heaven
-neither slumber nor sleep overtakes Allah and
-He (swt) doesn’t become tired while He preserves the heavens and the earth
-see Surah 2:255

...Neither slumber, nor sleep overtake Him... (Al-Baqara 2:255)

Whatever the Muslim sees as good is good with Allah, Whatever the Muslim sees as bad, Allah sees as bad. [Al-Hakim, Al-Mustadrak, No: 4465.]

-so we are the best ummah [if we follow the above 3 points]
-Christians say Allah tala made taubah [repentance]
-see Genesis 6:6

And the LORD repented that He had made man on the earth, and it grieved Him in His heart. Genesis 6:6

-they also say be BEGET a son or BEGOT a son [to beget is to have s-x]
-Shaikh was 16 years old when he 'dumped' Christianity
-he knows it's a concoction of human folly
-the Christians also say Jacob wrestled Allah
-and won [giving Him (swt) an ultimatum first]
-Allah [the All-Knowing] asked Jacob his name;
-what an insult to Allah, who knows everything

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

EVEN SHIITES TELL LIES ON ALLAH

-they are not Muslims; they are like Jews ...
-they spew venom at Allah 'tala

“Allah often lies and does mistakes” [Usool-al-Kafi, page 328, Yacoob Kulayni, Vol. 1]

The present Quran is in an altered, corrupted and distorted form.. (Fatuhat-e-Shia, p. 129)

The Shia believe that at the time of Mahdi’s return Imam Mahdi will resurrect Aisha (Prophet Mohammad’s wife) and execute the law of Hudud on her, for committing Zina (adultery) during her marriage. (Al-Anwar Al-Numaniyah, vol. 1, p. 161, Tafsir al-Shafi, vol. 2, p. 108, Haq al-Yaqeen, vol. 2, p. 256, Hayat al-Qulub, vol. 2, p. 611)

Verily! Those who brought forth the slander (against 'Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) the wife of the Prophet) are a group among you. Consider it not a bad thing for you. Nay, it is good for you. Unto every man among them will be paid that which he had earned of the sin, and as for him among them who had the greater share therein, his will be a great torment. (24:11)

SHAIKH FAISAL specialized in aqeeda for the 8 years he was in University

SHIA HAVE DEATH SQUADS IN IRAQ: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-377952052252839443

NO ONE HATES MUSLIMS MORE THAN SHIITES

YOU, THE MUSLIM, DO NOT SPEW VENOM AT ALLAH

So, who are you?

Indeed, Allah has heard the statement of those (Jews) who say: "Truly, Allah 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)." (3:181)


-this ayah was for Abu Bakr Siddiqui
-there were many more ayahs support him

When they (Muhammad and Abu Bakr) were in the cave and he (saws) said to his companion (Abu Bakr), "Be not sad (or afraid), surely Allah is with us." (9:40)

And let not those among you who are blessed with graces and wealth swear not to give (any sort of help) to their kinsmen, Al-Masakin (the poor), and those who left their homes for Allah's Cause. Let them pardon and forgive. Do you not love that Allah should forgive you? And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful (24:22)

A MAN NAMED 'MISTAH' WAS A COUSIN OF ABU BAKR

-Abu Bakr gave him money and when Mistah slandered Aisha (r.a.)
-(who Abu Bakr's daughter),
-he said he would not give Mistah money again

Abu Bakr As-Siddiq who used to provide for Mistah some financial aid because of his relation to him, said, "By Allah, I will never give anything (in charity) to Mistah, after what he has said about 'Aisha" Then Allah revealed: 'And let not those among you who are good and are wealthy swear not to give (any sort of help) to their kinsmen...' (24.22)

On that, Abu Bakr said, "Yes, by Allah, I like that Allah should forgive me." and then resumed giving Mistah the aid he used to give him and said, "By Allah! I will never withhold it from him." (Bukhari, Book #78, Hadith #670)


-but the ayah came down that if you're blessed with wealth,
-to give grace to his kinsman
-MISTAH even migrated, so he surely deserved the help
-and Abu Bakr agree to continue to give him money

So, who are you ?

1. Muslimeen
2. Witness on Earth
3. The Best Ummah
4. The Balanced Nation

4. THE BALANCED NATION

-You’re between the Jews and the Christians
-Jews believes Jesus’ mother was a prostitute and he was a false prophet
-Christians believe Jesus is God, Himself [the other extreme of Jews];
-they are pagans
-we are not Christian or Jew: we are MUSLIM

You’re between spiritualist and materialist
-Spiritualist – always spend time in deen; salah, @ masjid
-Materialist – doesn’t go to Jummat
-because he spends his time making money and not on deen
-You're between the gigolo and the priest

SHAIKH IN UK PRISON
-met men who were proud to be called "dog"
-that meant they slept with every women they met
-he is an extremist
-then the Catholic priest is opposite side of the spectrum:
-they abstain from women and marriage, but they become pedophiles
-their situation is pitiful, appalling and pathetic

But monasticism they invented - We ordained it not for them - only seeking Allah's pleasure, and they observed it not with right observance. So We give those of them who believe their reward, but many of them are evil-livers. (57:27)

During Ramadhan, we practice some form of bridling passion

-we do not have s-x from the time the athaan is called for Fajr
-until the time the athaan is called for Maghrib
-so we have some restraint
-Shaikh knows people in Africa that sell lots of Catholic priests’ condoms
-[to have s-x]
-they have more s-x than we know
-no such thing as a 'gay Muslim'

I marry women also, and he who turns away from my Sunnah, he has no relation with me.” (Sahih al Bukhari (Arabic/English) Vol.7 pg No.1. Sahih-Muslim, English translation Vol 2 pg 703 N0.3236)

NO SIN CAN TAKE YOU OUTSIDE THE FOLD OF ISLAM OTHER THAN: MAJOR KUFR

-major kufr is black magic, spying for kuffaar and joining the armies of kuffaar
-a major SIN does not make you a kaafir; it is major SIN but not major KUFR
-this is where the Khawarijj have it wrong
-the Murji claim regardless of the # of girlfriends you have,
-as long as you recite La illah illa Allah , Mohammad Rasulallah ....
-you are not outside the fold, but the Murji is too extreme ...
-and we say to Khawarijj, there are 2 types of kufr

2 TYPES OF KUFR
1) MAJOR
2) MINOR

Khawarijj paint every kufr with the same brush

-he is a puritan
-the Murji is on the opposite side of the spectrum (he is a liberal)

TO THE PERSON WHO DRINKS ALCOHOL:
-you're not a kaafir for 'drinking alcohol'
-you're still a Muslim and on Judgment Day,
-you’ll be under the will of Allah 'tala [His mashee'a]
-mashee’a = will (of Allah)
-Allah tala can forgive you and give you Paradise
-but you will NOT be in Hellfire forever

Verily, Allah 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 Allah in worship, he has indeed invented a tremendous sin. (4:48)

NO Muslim is in the Hellfire forever

-all receive Intercession [shafaa'a from the Rasool (saws)]
-but SHIRK is not forgiven - ANYTHING else CAN be forgiven as HE (SWT) pleases

Faasiq is a sinful Muslim but he is not a kaafir (wayward)
-in the dunya, you're a Muslim
-in the Hereafter, you're under the will of Allah 'tala
-any aqeeda other than this is not accurate

THE 3 AQEEDAS
1. the Khawarijj

-you're a kaafir

2. the Mu’tazilites
-neither Muslim or kaafir :: on the fence

3. the aqeeda of ASWJ
-Ahlus Sunnah wal Jama’ah
-in the dunya, you're a Muslim; in the Hereafter,
-you're under the will of Allah 'tala

WHEN ALLAH TALA WANTS GOOD FOR YOU, HE (SWT) GIVE YOU THE PROPER UNDERSTANDING

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

Qadiriyyah = they deny Qadr
-the Qadiriyyah claim its not Allah's will; they deny Allah's Qadr

WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE BETWEEN THE QADIRIYYAH AND THE JABRIYYA

-2 girls were age 10 and killed by a man named Ian Huntley (UK)
-he raped then killed then

See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soham_murders

-Allah tala did not predestine that event
-but the Qadiriyyah say this is Allah's will:
-Huntley even pretended to help the cops investigation of the murders
-Dr Harold Shipman killed 500 of his patients
-that was NOT Allah's qadr
-Dr. Harold Shipman killed, not because of Allah's documentation,
-but because he wanted to kill elderly people
-so they would not become a burden to their children or the government

THE DEFINITION OF QADR
-Allah's secret knowledge of the future
-it will happen according to how He (swt) documented it

WHO IS A JABRIYYA [fatalist?]
-they are on the opposite side from a Qadiriyyah
-"if I drink alcohol or cheat on my wife, don't blame me, blame Allah"
-"Allah wrote it down"
-Umar asked a man why he stole and the man blamed it on Allah
-so Umar said it's qadr for us to chop off your hand!
-he instructed the Sahabahs to give 30 lashes + chop off the hand of the man
-the 30 lashes was for lying on Allah + the chop of hand was for the theft

IN MECCA, WHEN MUHAMMAD INVITE THE KUFFAAR TO ISLAM
-they said they worship Lat & Uzza and Hubal & Manaat
-because of qadr
-this is how evil those people were

Those who took partners (in worship) with Allah will say: "If Allah had willed, we would not have taken partners (in worship) with Him, nor would our fathers, and we would not have forbidden anything (against His Will)." (6:148)

WHEN ALI IBN TALIB massacred the Khawarijj at the Battle of Nahruwaan
-they ran away to regroup
-they planted a man to kill Ali, Mu’awiyah and also,
-a man in Egypt to kill Amr bin al Aas
-the one who went to kill Mu’awiyah was not successful
-the one [Abu Muljim] who went to Ali was told by a beautiful woman
-“bring me Ali's head on a platter and I will marry you”
-so he killed Ali (as) as he entered the masjid
-but the 3rd who went to kill Amr Ibn al-Aas in Egypt ...
-he chopped off the head of a wrong man
-and he [Al Aas] conquered Egypt and was their governor
-and the right-hand man of Mu’awiyah
-but the Khawarijj said: 'WELL ALLAH WANTED HIM DEAD,
-THAT'S WHY I KILLED THIS MAN INSTEAD OF IBN AAS"
-they believe that mistake was qadr so the people killed him
-and said THIS is Allah's qadr

HOW IS ALL OF THIS RELEVANT?
-the Khawarijj had the aqeeda of the Jabriyyah

SALMAN RUSHDIE
-authored THE SATANIC VERSES
-the Khawarijj say what he did was predestined

Those who took partners (in worship) with Allah will say: "If Allah had willed, we would not have taken partners (in worship) with Him, nor would our fathers, and we would not have forbidden anything (against His Will)." (6:148)

SO WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF ALL THESE EXTREMES

-between the Khawarijj and Soofis and the Murji

The Soofis worship Allah because he loves Allah.
The Khawarijj worships Allah because he fears the Hellfire.
The Murji worship Allah because he hopes for Jannah.


But we, ASWJ, worship Allah with a combination of love, fear and hope
-because we are not lopsided Muslims.

WE MUST BE A COMBINATION OF ALL THREE: FEAR, LOVE AND HOPE

WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BE A LOP-SIDED MUSLIM