Sunday, July 24, 2011

-145- Successful, Indeed, are the Believers


Who are you? Successful, Indeed, are the Believers
by Shaikh Abdullah Faisal

(evening dars: 7.23.11)




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Yesterday: We told you that ALLAH has named you Muslims and have made you witnesses of ALLAH (swt) on earth; also you are classified by ALLAH as the best of Ummah, and have made you Muslims a balanced nation.

...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)

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)

In our last sitting, we covered these 4 points:
1. MUSLIMS
2. WITNESSES OF ALLAH
3. THE BEST UMMAH
-because we command good, forbid evil and believe in Allah 'tala)
4. THE BALANCED NATION

You are in the middle between the Jews and the Christians

-the Jews reject Jesus and the Christians worship Jesus

Al-Baqarah Thus We have made you [true Muslims - real believers of Islâmic Monotheism, true followers of Prophet Muhammad SAW and his Sunnah (legal ways)], a (just) (and the best) nation, that you be witnesses over mankind and the Messenger (Muhammad SAW) be a witness over you.... (Al-Baqarah 2:143)

WE ARE BETWEEN THE KHAWARJJ
and MURJI
-Khawarijj easily make takfir and are puritan
-Murji are liberals [they give false hope]

We say to the sinners,
-"if you commit sins, you are still a Muslim,
you are under the will of ALLAH (swt) on Judgment Day"
you are under the will of ALLAH (swt)
-the only sin that can take you out of the fold of Islam is a kufr akbar

THE ONLY SIN THAT CAN TAKE YOU OUTSIDE THE FOLD OF ISLAM IS MAJOR KUFR

THERE'S 2 TYPES OF KUFR:
1) MAJOR
2) MINOR

Thus We have made you [true Muslims - real believers of Islâmic Monotheism, true followers of Prophet Muhammad SAW and his Sunnah (legal ways)], a (just) (and the best) nation, that you be witnesses over mankind and the Messenger (Muhammad SAW) be a witness over you.... (Al-Baqara 2:143)


If you were given different labels today, you’d have Sunni, Shia, Sufis, Qadiyani the only label that’s allowed is: Ahlul Sunni wal Jama’ah; we don’t follow cursed innovations

WHEN YOU MOVE, ASK:
‘WHERE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE THE AQEEDA OF THE RASOOL and his Sahabahs?’

Whenever you go to a country, you should search for a masjid of Ahlul Sunnah wa Jama’ah; you shouldn’t pray behind hypocrites. It’s haraam to pray behind Barelvis and you can’t pray behind people who call the Mujahideen ‘terrorists;’ you must pray behind the people of Ahlul Sunnah wal Jama’ah


It’s haraam for you to give zakah to Barelvis; how can you do this? They don’t have the correct creed; besides worshipping Allah, they worship graves; how can you give zakah to these people who have the wrong creed?

You must associate with people of the correct aqeedah
-and make baraa from those who have the wrong aqeedah;
-ALLAH has given you the name Muslim

IN THE TIME OF THE PROPHET (s.a.w.)
-if a man proposed to your daughter, you didn’t have to worry about his aqeeda
-because all the Sahabahs had the right aqeeda
-but today, the girl has to ask about the aqeeda of a man
-because we have so many different aqeedas.
-it isn’t like today; today we have 73 sects

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.

4. WE ARE A BALANCED NATION

-we are between the Jews and the Christians; the Jews say Jesus was a bastard child and Mary was a prostitute; the Christians they worship Jesus; we don’t reject him nor do we worship him; we accept him as a Prophet because we are a balanced nation

THE MURJI'A
-they are the liberals
-they claim regardless of how many girlfriends
-you have and how much your drink, since you recite Shahadah.
-you will still go to Jannah;
-puritan = Khawarijj
-puritan is the Khawarijj and the liberal is the murji

ONLY MAJOR KUFR TAKES YOU OUTSIDE THE FOLD OF ISLAM
KUFR IS NOT KUFR
-we can't paint every kufr with the same brush

We say to the Khawarijj, ‘the only sin that can take you outside the fold of Islam is a sin which is classified as kufr akbar; you don’t know that they are major kufr and minor kufr’

ALCOHOL: major sin but not major kufr

The Khawarijj were jahil in regards of tawheed;

-they didn’t make difference between major and minor kufr
-the Khawarijj are jahil is concerning tawheed

The report narrated by al-Bukhaari (6780) from ‘Umar, that there was a man at the time of the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) whose name was ‘Abd-Allaah, but his nickname was Himaar (donkey), and he used to make the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) laugh. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) had had him flogged for drinking, then he was brought one day and he commanded that he be flogged, and a man who was there said, “O Allaah, curse him, how often he is brought [for this reason]!” But the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Do not curse him, for by Allaah what I know about him is that he loves Allaah and His Messenger.”

Abu Hanifa said, “…tawheed is the major fiqh and he used to make the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) laugh. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) had had him flogged for drinking, then he was brought one day and he commanded that he be flogged, and a man who was there said, “O Allaah, curse him, how often he is brought [for this reason]!” But the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Do not curse him, for by Allaah what I know about him is that he loves Allaah and His Messenger.”


To have the right aqeedah: THAT is the greatest fiqh

MATERIALIST - spends time on money and making it, not time in salatul jumm'ah
SPIRITUALIST - spends too much time in masjid
-and not enough time taking care of family

You are in the middle between the spiritualist and the materialist: The spiritualist spends all his time on his deen and doesn’t take care of his family; the materialist spends too much time in the shop and doesn’t do anything in regards of his religion; Muslims are neither of those

You are in the middle because you are the best of Ummah

Those who earn there living by begging,
-they will be raised up on Judgment Day with no flesh

When a man is always begging from people, he would meet Allah (in a state) that there would be no flesh on his face. [Muslim 33 Book 5 pg 2263]

If you don’t provide your wife her financial rights,
-then she doesn’t have to give you your conjugal rights.

SHAIKH FAISAL IN THE UK:
-some Muslims would propose to the most prettiest girls and they wouldn’t work,
-so if you don’t maintain her rights, she doesn’t have to go to bed with you

When Shaikh Faisal was telling the Muslim sisters their rights,
-their husbands didn’t like it
-but you’re not allowed to hide knowledge

QADIRIYYAH
-they deny qadr [that God did not predestine anything]
-you are in the middle between the Qadiriyyah and the Jabriyyah
-the Qadiriyyah deny qadr; they say ALLAH did not pre destine anything

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

When Ian Huntley killed two 10 year old girls in Soham, (UK),
-his motive was s-xual needs
-even when the police had a meeting in town, he said,
-‘we need to catch the guy who killed the girls’
-yet he was the murderer and he was crying

A person who doesn’t believe in Qadr will say ALLAH didn’t predestine for Ian Huntley to kill these two 10 year old girls in Soham, so we don’t believe that ALLAH pre destined this

The other person, the Jabriyyah, (the fatalist) will say
-that ALLAH pre destined this
-and says that we can’t escape Qadr
-he uses qadr to be an excuse for his sins

WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF QADR?

Those who took partners (in worship) with Allâh will say: "If Allâh 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)." .... (Al-Anaam 6:148)

The kuffaar of Makkah used this excuse,
-that is was the Qadr of ALLAH that they worshiped the idols;
-this is the aqeeda of the Jabriyyah

THE THIEF AND UMAR
-he stole and blamed it on qadr
-so Umar said we believe in qadr, too
-and then he ordered them to chop off his hand for the theft
-but give him 30 lashes because he lied on Allah

Umar r.a. asked a man why did you steal? The man said I steal because it was pre destined. Umar r.a. said It is predestined for me to chop off your hand. Umar r.a. said give him 30 lashes for lying on ALLAH and chop off his hands for stealing

WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF QADR?
-if you don’t know the definition, then you will fall with these people

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

ALLAH documentation of His knowledge, not because ALLAH documented his knowledge you have no free will. This is what the Jabriyyah thinks, that man is like a robot and Qadr ALLAH controls your actions. That man has no free will

ABU LAHAB HEARD ABOUT ISLAM BUT REJECTED IT
-when Abu Bakr r.a. accepted Islam, this was Qadr
-ALLAH knew that Abu Bakr r.a. was going to accept Islam so He wrote it down

The Shaytan went to the heavens and listened to the conversation
-of both ALLAH and the Angels
-because they want to know this secret knowledge
-and they go and spread this knowledge, like black magic

And indeed We have adorned the nearest heaven with lamps, and We have made such lamps (as) missiles to drive away the Shayâtin (devils), and have prepared for them the torment of the blazing Fire (Al-Mulk 67:5)

The shooting stars are used as missiles

-to drive away the shaitan,(to burn them up)
-because they are desperate to learn this secret knowledge
-you’re not allowed to believe in the soothsayers and the fortune tellers
-they mix one truth with 100 lies (soothsayers and fortunetellers)

5. YOU ARE HARSH AGAINST THE KUFFAAR and MERCIFUL TOWARDS EACH OTHER
-you are soft with the believers and harsh with the kuffaar

Muhammad (SAW) is the Messenger of Allâh, And those who are with him are severe against disbelievers, and merciful among themselves. You see them bowing and falling down prostrate (in prayer), seeking Bounty from Allâh and (His) Good Pleasure. The mark of them (i.e. of their Faith) is on their faces (foreheads) from the traces of prostration (during prayers)....(Al-Fath 48:29)

6. YOU ARE NOT A LOPSIDED MUSLIM

LOVE, FEAR AND HOPE = WHAT WE WORSHIP ALLAH WITH

You are not a lopsided Muslim, you don’t worship ALLAH because you fear the Hell, then your a Khawarijj, your not a Sufi who worship ALLAH because he loves him; you worship ALLAH with Love, Fear, and Hope

7. YOU ARE NOT OF THE MUSHRIKIN

You (Alone) we worship, and You (Alone) we ask for help (for each and everything). (Al-Fatiha 1:5)

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)

All your deeds are nullified if you commit shirk. ALLAH swt warned the Rasul (s.a.w.) about shirk, so what makes you think Mother Teresa stands a chance??!

As for those who disbelieve, their deeds are like a mirage in a desert. The thirsty one thinks it to be water, until he comes up to it, he finds it to be nothing, but he finds Allâh with him, Who will pay him his due (Hell). And Allâh is Swift in taking account. (Al-Noor 24:39)


Mother Teresa will expect to find good deeds pile up, hoping to find good deeds to go to Jannah, but no deeds are there for her because she committed shirk. She fed millions of people, but she committed shirk. If you commit shirk then all your deeds are nullified. ALLAH only accepts deeds from the pious people. You declare with your mouth that you are not of the Mushrikun

Surely, the religion (i.e. the worship and the obedience) is for Allâh only. And those who take Auliyâ' (protectors, helpers, lords, gods) besides Him (say): "We worship them only that they may bring us near to Allâh." Verily, Allâh will judge between them concerning that wherein they differ. Truly, Allâh guides not him who is a liar, and a disbeliever. (Az-Zumar 39:3)


WHY ALLAH DISMISS THEM AS LIARS AND KUFFAAR?

ALLAH dismisses the grave worshippers as liars and kaafirs in 39:3. Why did ALLAH dismiss them as liars and kaafirs? Because they made this claim in Surah Fatihah 17 times a day: "You alone we worship and you alone we ask for help" but they lied: they are Muslims of culture not of conviction.

8. YOU ARE PEOPLE OF WHO HAVE THE FURQAN

-Furqan means to judge between good and evil

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]

Furqan: means to judge the pure from the corrupted

-the truth from the falsehood, the good from the evil
-Furqan: The ability to judge between the good and the bad
-you have many abilities, the ability to get up for fajr that is called Tawfeeq,
-different abilities have different names
-you need to be pious for you to have furqan

O you who believe! If you obey and fear Allâh, He will grant you Furqân [(a criterion to judge between right and wrong), or (Makhraj, i.e. a way for you to get out from every difficulty)], ... (Al-Anfal 8:29)

Madrat Abdullah ibn Masud (RA) said: Anything which is considered good by Muslims then it is also good in the sight of Allah and anything which Muslims consider bad is also bad in sight of Allah- Hakim in his Mustadrak ala Sahihayn, Hadith No. 4465


-shaitan tricks and deceives

For you to have Furqan,, you need to have taqwa; when you have no taqwa, you see the shaitan and you think he’s an angel but you get tricked and deceived by the shaitan

The Prophet said: ‘A believer is not stung from the same hole twice.’(Sahîh Bukhârî, Sahîh Muslim)

“A believer is not bitten from the same hole twice.” (Related by Al-Bukhari, Muslim, Ahmad, Abu Dawood and Ibn Majah)

When you have no furqan, you are deceived and tricked; a shaitan is coming in your life for something, so why couldn’t you see him coming: because you don’t have any furqan to distinguish between the good and the evil is Furqan


9. YOU ARE THE UMMAH WHICH IS INFALLIBLE

The Jehovah Witnesses do not believe that Jesus is God, yet they believe that he is the begotten son of God. They are united under bautil. The ummah will never be united upon bautil

The Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said: “Allah will never allow my Ummah to unite upon misguidance and incorrect beliefs. Allah’s mercy, blessings and protection are with the largest group of Muslims. And he who deviates from this largest group of Muslims will be thrown into Hell.” (Tirmidhi)

“As for what is present in the narration that mentions, that he (Allah bless him and grant him peace) “used to move it”, the expression, “move it is an unreliable anomalous (Ar. shadhdh) narration because the narrator who relates [this Hadith]


It’s like when Shaikh Albani said when you are reciting the tashahhud, you should wag your finger; others scholars said this hadith that Albani quoted is weak; its a bizarre hadith. Imam Shafi’i said not to wag your finger

Imam Nawawi mentions in the Majmu‘ (3.454) from Abu Dawud and others with a sound chain of narrators on the authority Abdullah Ibn Az-Zubayr, that he described the prayer of the Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace) by saying, “He would point with his finger while supplicating without moving it.”

Companion Wael Ibn Hujr (Allah be pleased with him)
-contradicts everyone else who narrated from him

The Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said: “Allah will never allow my Ummah to unite upon misguidance and incorrect beliefs. Allah’s mercy, blessings and protection are with the largest group of Muslims. And he who deviates from this largest group of Muslims will be thrown into Hell.” (Tirmidhi)

If Shaikh should pick out all the Hadiths which describe the Ummah, you would be here for 5 or 6 hours, so if there was something wrong mentioned, there will be a scholar who refuted it; this is why we will never be united under bautil

10. YOU HAVE HIYAA (SHYNESS)

The Rasul s.a.w. was shy like a virgin in her bedtime, The Rasul s.a.w. said "Shyness is a branch of iman"

And shyness is a branch of Iman.'' [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Abu Hurairah (radi Allahu anhu) reported that the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Iman has some sixty or seventy branches, the best of which is the declaration that, ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah’, and the least of which is the removal of harmful objects from the road, and modesty is a branch of Iman.” [Sahih Bukhari

11. YOU ARE HUMBLE IN YOUR PRAYERS

The Believers must (eventually) win through (1) Those who humble themselves in their prayers; (2) [Al-Muminoon 23:1-2]

12. YOU ABSTAIN FROM RUBBISH / EMPTY TALK

-you're not childish

HOW DID TARIQ IBN ZIYAAD @ age 17 CONQUER ALL OF SPAIN?
-he gave a speech that touched the heart of every Muslim
-who went to fight jihad

The Believers must (eventually) win through (1) Those who humble themselves in their prayers; (2) [Al-Muminoon 23:1-2]

But when you are speaking, if your speech is not from your heart, it will not enter into the hearts of the people. You are only speaking from your mouth not you heart; when Tariq ibn Ziyaad burned the ships, no one rebelled, why not? No one obeyed the ameer and he was ameer at only age 17. It was shocking to the entire world that a 17 year old conquered Spain.


-when you have no taqwa, you are childish
-many times Shaikh Faisal has found a brother for a sister
-and the sister said to him:
-I’m sorry I cant continue with the brother because he is immature; he’s childish"
-if a sister is 25 and a brother is 25,
-the sister is far more mature than the brother
-sisters are more mature than the brothers
-when people come to the room and they get bounced, its mostly the brothers
-if 100 people get bounced from the room, 99 of them are men
-the believers don’t indulge in rubbish talk, empty talk.

And those who turn away from Al-Laghw (dirty, false, evil vain talk, falsehood, and all that Allâh has forbidden). (Al-Mumenoon 23:3)

The reason why mostly the brothers get bounced from the room is because the sisters respect themselves. These brothers can’t control themselves, they are very immature.
This isn’t a chat room; this is a classroom; if you want to talk rubbish, go to these other chat rooms

“A true Muslim is he from whom Muslims are safe from his tongue and his hand, and a true muhaajir is one who abandons what Allah has forbidden.” (Bukhari #10)


If you are not a person who is sincere or if you have no taqwa,
-then this room is not for you
-go to the other chat rooms

13. YOU PAY THE ZAKAH

And who shun vain conversation, (3) And who are payers of the poor-due; (4) And who guard their modesty - (5) [Al-Mumenoon 23:1-5]

14. YOU PROTECT YOUR PRIVATE PARTS

Allah's Apostle said, "Whoever can guarantee (the chastity of) what is between his two jaw-bones and what is between his two legs (i.e. his tongue and his private parts), I guarantee Paradise for him." Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 76, Number 481


You're nto required to marry your right hand possessed;
-you can have s-x with your right hand possessed and not marry her
-are you trying to say the Sahabahs did zina
-because they went to bed with their right possessed..
-without marrying them?
-you’re not required to marry your right and possessed.

And those who guard their chastity (i.e. private parts, from illegal sexual acts). (5) Except from their wives or (slaves) that their right hands possess, - for then, they are free from blame; [Al-Mumenoon 23:5-6]

If ALLAH is telling you that you are allowed to go to bed with your right hand possessed, then who are you to say that we’re not allowed; besides, the ones saying this are the modernists.

Verily, those who disbelieve (in the religion of Islâm, the Qur'ân and Prophet Muhammad (SAW)) from among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) and Al-Mushrikûn will abide in the Fire of Hell. They are the worst of creatures. (Al-Bayyina 98:6)

When Shaikh Faisal gave the Tafseer of Surah Bayyinah in prison, he got in trouble; some of the modernist and the kuffaar said that some Surahs were /are politically incorrect

Don’t apologize to the kuffaar about your aqeeda or the Shariah
-or any aspect of the deen;
-the moment you apologize, you have lost faith

On the Jamaican media, Shaikh Faisal
-didn’t apologize for any of the aspects of the deen;
-they should be apologizing to us

But whoever seeks beyond that, then those are the transgressors; (Al-Mumenoon 23:7)

-Imam Malik used 23:5-7 to say that masturbation is haraam
-Ahmed ibn Hanbal says: masturbation is halal for those who fear for zina
-BUT THE CORRECT OPINION IS: Ahmed ibn Hanbal
-A Muslim girl can not use objects in her private parts in place of her husband

And those who guard their chastity (i.e. private parts, from illegal sexual acts). (5) Except from their wives or (slaves) that their right hands possess, - for then, they are free from blame; ( 6) But whoever seeks beyond that, then those are the transgressors; (7 ) [Al-Mumenoon 23:5-7]

MUTAH = TEMPORARY MARRIAGE AGREED BY MAN AND WOMAN

-this was permitted in the time of the Prophet
-you ask someone for marriage for 1 day (and pay ie 200 USD )
-and then you divorce her the next day
-the time for mutah is specified, ie 1 day, 3 weeks …
-but the basis of the marriage is temporary
-Sunni Shariah forbids it but in Iran, they do this generously
-mutah can make you a good living if you're in menopause
-some sisters do it to help wives in poly marriages
-who need help while they are pregnant
-in some market men marry for 1 hour
-in Pakistan, they can’t close down there market because there are many Shia girls
-they say this is their religion (to do mutah)

SHAIKH IN PRISON IN THE UK:
When Shaikh Faisal was in prison in the UK, many crimes were committed because
-of sexual motivation: men had killed other men for being with his wife

If you go to India or China, your s-xual needs need to be fulfilled
-so you do a marriage and you only want to marry her for a year
-but the girl doesn’t know this
-many madhabs allow this; this isn’t mutah, but it resembles mutah

15 YOU ARE SHEPHERDS OF YOUR PLEDGES
-you keep your promises; you can be trusted because you have amanah

Those who are faithfully true to their Amanât (all the duties which Allâh has ordained, honesty, moral responsibility and trusts) and to their covenants; (Al-Mumenoon 23:8)

"There is no faith for the one who has no trust, and there is no religion for the one that does not fulfill his promises." [Ahmad]

Did you know there are some people who you lend a car
-and they sell the car but report the car as stolen
-and keep the money from the insurance?

When a person is poor, he cant afford to be pious;
-a man who is poor is going to be using his mind like a fox!
-to trick you into giving him money but you can not trust him with money.

So, who are you? You have amana, you can be trusted

16. YOU KEEP UP WITH YOUR 5 DAILY PRAYERS

And those who strictly guard their (five compulsory congregational) Salawât (prayers) (at their fixed stated hours). (Al-Mumenoon 23:9)


You’re allowed to join your prayers when you are busy;
-the Hanafis don’t allow for you to join your prayers but the Hanbalis differ.

Those who don’t allow for Muslims to join there prayers,
-they have made a burden for the Muslims
-the Rasul (s.a.w.) joined his prayers in Medina to make it easy for his Ummah

SAHIH MUSLIM, Book 8, Number 1515: Ibn 'Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) observed the noon and afternoon prayers together, and the sunset and Isha' prayers together without being in a state of fear or in a state of journey

You join your prayers when you’re traveling and when you’re busy;
-this is the madhab of Ahmed ibn Hanbal
-the correct opinion in regards to salah is that of Ahmed ibn Hanbal
-you’re allowed to join your prayers when you’re traveling and busy
-those who don’t, have made it a burden on themselves

..Allâh intends for you ease, and He does not want to make things difficult for you.... (Al-Baqara 2:185)

We join our prayers and we don’t have to apologize to anyone about it;
-the Prophet (s.a.w.) joined his prayers.