Wednesday, August 3, 2011

-158- The Worst Con Artist is the Man Who Cons Himself

Tafseer Surah Baqarah: The Worst Con Artist is the Man Who Cons Himself
by Shaikh Abdullah Faisal

(morning dars: 8.3.11)

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And who turns away from the religion of Ibrahim (Abraham) (i.e. Islamic Monotheism) except him who befools himself? Truly, We chose him in this world and verily, in the Hereafter he will be among the righteous. (Surah Al-Baqarah 2:130)

- There are many con artists in the world
- but the worst con artist is the one who cons himself
- the worst hater is the one who hates himself
- he can’t stand himself, his complexion
- people deceive themselves for different reasons

1st PRIDE (At-Takabbur)
- eg. Pharaoh - he knew Islam was the truth
- but he refused to accept it because of pride

And they belied them (those Ayat) wrongfully and arrogantly, though their ownselves were convinced thereof [i.e. those (Ayat) are from Allah, and Musa (Moses) is the Messenger of Allah in truth, but they disliked to obey Musa (Moses), and hated to believe in his Message of Monotheism]. So see what was the end of the Mufsidun (disbelievers, disobedient to Allah, evil-doers, liars) (Surah An-Naml 24:14)

The Prophet said: Whoever has pride in his heart equal to the weight of an atom shall not enter Paradise. A man inquired about a person who likes to wear beautiful clothes and fine shoes, and he answered: God is beautiful and likes beauty. Then he explained pride means rejecting the truth because of self-esteem and looking down on other people (Muslim).

- anyone with the smallest particle of pride will never enter paradise
- pride means rejecting the truth, looking down on other people
- Nimrod - who threw Ibrahim (as) in the fire

The only thing that burnt in the fire was the rope,
- Allah made the fire cool for Ibrahim
- the fire was so big they used a sling shot to throw Ibrahim in the fire
- the reason for throwing him into the fire was because he broke all their idols

Verily, you will find the strongest among men in enmity to the believers (Muslims) the Jews and those who are Al-Mushrikun... (Al-Ma'ida 5:82)

- The Jews and Pagans turn their back to the religion of Abraham the most
- They were expecting Muhammad to be from their tribe.
- They turn their back to Paradise because Muhammad was an Arab
- Muhammad was not from Jewish race, so they turned their back on him
- You cannot tell Allah who to bless

...But Allah chooses for His Mercy whom He wills.... (Surah Al-Baqarah 2:105)

- Allah Knows best who to bless
- The kaafirs of Makkah would say why did Allah reveal to a poor orphan boy?
- You are not allowed to have the disease of envy in your heart
- because you cannot tell Allah who to bless
- Allah said that some people turned their backs on the religion of Abraham
- Pride is the biggest factor
- Those who turned their back to Islam,
- you are suffering from the pharaohnic syndrome

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.... (Surah Al-Baqarah 2:146)

- When they see Muhammad they are able to recognize him
- They refused to embrace Islam because Muhammad was not a Jew
- He says "Muhammad is not a Jew. We can only follow a Jewish prophet"
- You turn your back to paradise for racism
- you turn your back on paradise and jumped into the hellfire in the name of racism
- Goy is a Gentile (non Jew) an animal
- Afghanistan war is longer than Vietnam
- people who send their children to go and fight Muslims
- are sending their children to their death
- The Jews are using gentiles to kill gentiles
- Jews are having a laugh as they are using a goy to kill a goy
- (a gentile or an animal )

And who turns away from the religion of Ibrahim (Abraham) (i.e. Islamic Monotheism) except him who befools himself?... (Surah Al-Baqarah 2:130)

- the worst con artist is the one who cons himself,
- and the worst hater is the one who hates himself
- parents cause psychological damage to their children
- when they laugh at their appearance
- some people are embarrassed about their own skin color
- Abu Lahab, Abu Jahl are also ones who had pride
- Utbah, Shaybah, Umayya, Abu Jahl, Abu Lahab turned away from Islam

Verily, We have granted you (O Muhammad (Peace be upon him)) Al-Kauthar (a river in Paradise); (1) Therefore turn in prayer to your Lord and sacrifice (to Him only). (2) For he who makes you angry (O Muhammad (Peace be upon him)), - he will be cut off (from every good thing in this world and in the Hereafter). (3) [Surah Al-Kawthar 108:1-3]

- if you have a Jewish/Christian neighbor and their son died,
- would you celebrate their death? No
- we do not celebrate the death of a child
- When Ibrahim (the Prophet's son) died, the kaafirs of Makkah celebrated
- they said "he is Abtar"
- they said "your son died, your religion is going to die"
- Al Kawthar means a lot of followers, abundance, a lot
- Half the people of Jannah will be from the Ummah of Muhammad


- Ikramah ibn Abu Jahl
- the Prophet said chop off his head
- even if he is clinging to the cloth of the Ka'bah
- he ran away on a boat
- the sea became rough, he was about to drown
- he made dua to Allah to save him and
- he will go back to dry land and embrace Islam
- He made this dua in the month of Ramadhan
- Allah answered the dua of Ikramah ibn Abu Jahl
- He did not call on any false gods, he called on Allah
- wood and stones cannot help or benefit you
- Ikramah went to the Prophet
- And he took his Shahadah
- Ikrimah's father was the greatest enemy to Islam

Muhammad bin Ishaq reported from `Ikramah bin Abi Jahl that when the Messenger of Allah conquered Makkah, he (`Ikramah) ran away, fleeing from him. When he was on the sea, headed for Ethiopia, the ship started to rock and the crew said: "O people, pray sincerely to your Lord alone, for no one can save us from this except Him". `Ikramah said: "By Allah, if there is none who can save us on the sea except Him, then there is none who can save us on land except Him either, O Allah, I vow to You that if I come out of this, I will go and put my hand in the hand of Muhammad and I will find him kind and merciful". And this is what indeed did happen. [Tabarani]

"Do not insult his father, because when you insult those who are dead, you hurt those who are alive"
- Abu Jahl was the pharaoh of this Ummah
- Rasool (saws) said: ‘the young accepted me, but the old rejected me’
- when a person is old they are set in their ways

Have you seen him who takes his own lust (vain desires) as his ilah (god), and Allah knowing (him as such), left him astray, and sealed his hearing and his heart, and put a cover on his sight. Who then will guide him after Allah? Will you not then remember? (Al-Jathiya 45:23)

- He is addicted to his evil and corrupted desires
- How can a homosexual take Shahadah?
- How can an adulterer take Shahadah?
- The more evil desires you have, the more difficult it is to surrender
- He who deceives himself has destroyed himself
- When Prophet Suleiman invited Bilqis to Islam,
- she did not turn away from the religion of Abraham
- She surrendered to Allah

...She said: "My Lord! Verily, I have wronged myself, and I submit (in Islam, together with Sulaiman (Solomon), to Allah, the Lord of the 'Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists)." (Surah An-Naml 27:44)

- Bilqis was not stupid. If she was stupid they would not
- have made her the queen ruling over the people
- intelligent fools, they know about mathematics,
- science, engineering, electronics, etc
- if you graduate from MIT, Oxford, Cambridge, a job is guaranteed for you
- the kuffaar are intelligent fools
- if they were intelligent they would surrender to Allah
- when you have taqwah, you don't make stupid mistakes
- people with no taqwah think with their bellies and private parts

“Fearing God is the peak (or source) of wisdom.”
The Prophet said: ‘A believer is not stung from the same hole twice.’(Sahîh Bukhârî, Sahîh Muslim)


- if you make the same mistake twice, something is wrong with you
- whenever a person has taqwah, they don't make certain mistakes,

- because their taqwah saves them from making stupid mistakes
- when Aisha was slandered, she said
- "my biggest rival among the prophets wives was Zaynab bint Jaysh"
- Zaynab was asked her opinion, and she defended the honor of Aisha

ifk = a big lie

Verily! Those who brought forth the slander (against 'Aishah, the wife of the Prophet SAW) are a group among you. Consider it not a bad thing for you... (Surah An-Nur 24:11)

- your taqwah saves you
- a kaafir invites you for alcohol, but your taqwah saves you
- Many women are bitchy of today
- Sheikh has friends who took a second wife, before second wife
- their beard was black, then 6 months later his beard was white
- these women are stressing their husband because they are bitchy with polygamy
- they live in dar ul harb, which is a selfish society

Aisha further said: Allah's Apostle also asked Zainab bint Jaysh about my case. He said, "O Zainab! What have you seen?" She replied, "O Allah's Apostle! I protect my hearing and my sight (by refraining from telling lies). I know nothing but good (about Aisha)." Of all the wives of Allah's Apostle, it was Zainab who aspired to receive from him the same favor as I used to receive, yet, Allah saved her (from telling lies) because of her piety. But her sister, Hamna, kept on fighting on her behalf so she was destroyed as were those who invented and spread the slander. [Sahih Bukhari Vol 6, Book 60, No 274]

- the kuffaar broke the arm of Umm Salamah's son
- she was willing to walk from Makkah to Madinah
- After her husband died, the Prophet married her
- Women in Dar ul harb, YOU are watching their movies,
- TV, reading their magazines etc
- as soon as you get addicted to their garbage on TV, you become a hypocrite
- A woman of today, if she hears a rumor about her co-wife,
- she will say "yes, she did zina, divorce her!"
- Because women of today are bitchy
- you were invited in dar ul harb for indecent proposals,
- but you keep turning them down
- because your taqwah saves you
- when you have taqwah, you are being protected
- Arabic word taqwah is from root word waqa which means "to protect"
- when you have no taqwah, your situation is appalling, pathetic, and pitiful

- because they are addicted to evil and corrupting desires


And who turns away from the religion of Ibrahim (Abraham) (i.e. Islamic Monotheism) except him who befools himself?... (Surah Al-Baqarah 2:130)

The Prophet (saw) said: “A man will follow the religion of his close friend, so let each of you look to who he takes a close friend.” (Narrated by Al-Tirmidhi, 2378)

-they are following bad company

"Ah! Woe to me! Would that I had never taken so-and-so as a friend! (Surah Al-Furqan 25:28)

- As a Muslim, you are NOT allowed to have a friend
- unless that friend is a practicing Muslim
- some of you have low self esteem and want 100 friends, 200 friends
- it is better to have 5 friends that are believers
- than to have 500 friends who are munafiqeen
- 5 friends who are on the Correct Aqeeda
- 3 types of people: the friend, the enemy, the frenemy

“A person is likely to follow the faith of his friend, so look (carefully) whom you choose to befriend.” [Ahmad]

- frenemy is your enemy but pretends to be your friend
- you can have associates, Christians at your workplace etc
- a friend who you tell your business to, he must be a Muslim with correct Aqeeda

O you who believe! Take not as (your) Bitanah (advisors, consultants, protectors, helpers, friends, etc.) those outside your religion (pagans, Jews, Christians, and hypocrites) since they will not fail to do their best to corrupt you... (Surah Al-i-Imran 3:118)

- The Abbasid caliph, Musta'sim
- The Tatars entered into Baghdad and killed him
- they trampled over him with their horses
- why did he come to such a gruesome end?
- he did not follow Allah's instruction in the holy Qur’an
- Shiites were his closest advisors
- they were spying for the Tatars and advising the caliph at the same time
- Shiites always stab the Muslims in the back if you study Islamic History
- These Shiites told the Tatars when is the best time to invade Baghdad
- no one hates Muslims more than Shiites
- founder of Shiites is Abdullah ibn Sabah
- Shiites are Jews
- He tries to destroy Islam by attacking Sahabah
- because he can’t attack the Qur’an
- the Sahabah taught us which foot the Prophet entered masjid,
- how he made hajj, how he fasted, etc
- the Sahabah are our greatest sheikhs
- the Shiites think that by making takfir on the Companions,
- they will succeed in destroying Islam from within
- in Iraq, there are Shiite death squads killing Sunnis
- they believe Allah broke his promise to protect the Qur’an
- they have raped thousands of Muslim women in Abu Ghraib
- They hate you more than the Jews hate you

The Shiite Death Squads:

- If you do not hate Shias, you are not a real Muslim, you are a fake MUSLIM
- No one hates Muslims more than Shiites

SHIITE AQEEDA RE: QUR'AN: The present Qur’an is in an altered, corrupted and distorted form.. (Fatuhat-e-Shia, p. 129)

- they themselves, the founder of their movement is a Jew
- he thought he can do to Islam what St Paul did to Christianity
- St. Paul finished off Christianity
- in Botswana, they campaigned they want to circumcise
- 1 million men because half the population has AIDS
- in Swaziland, half the people have AIDS. they said to the men
- "come forward and be circumcised"
- because circumcision prevents getting AIDS
- Abraham circumcised himself when he was 80 years old
- men who are not circumcised turn away from the religion of Abraham
- willingly or unwillingly, they have to return to the religion of Abraham
- Circumcision is WAJIB according to correct opinion
- a man who is not circumcised is like a Dog

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)

- Only Muslim women with low self esteem marry uncircumcised men
- You have to remove Anal Hair as well
- the most important part of the religion of Abraham is Tawheed
- circumcision is fiqh
- Abu Haneefah said Tawheed is Fiqh al Akbar
- Deobandis say democracy is Islamic
- they believe Allah is everywhere
- Deobandis ignore Tawheed and Aqeeda but they pay attention to Fiqh
- the most important part of the religion of Abraham is Tawheed

Ibrahim (Abraham) was neither a Jew nor a Christian, but he was a true Muslim Hanifa (Islamic Monotheism - to worship none but Allah Alone) and he was not of Al-Mushrikun (See V. 2:105). (Surah Al-i-Imran 3:67)

Indeed, Allah has heard the statement of those (Jews) who say: "Truly, Allah is poor and we are rich!"... (Surah Al-i-Imran 3:181)

- You say Allah begot a son
- Beget implies having sex

And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. [Bible, Genesis 2:2] (King James Version)

- This is not the Aqeeda of Abraham that Allah has children
- The Christians believe in trinity
- Council of Nicea -Christians voted on trinity

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. [Bible, Genesis 32:28] (King James Version)

stalwart = champion

- Sheikh wants to go on Jamaican TV and expose these Christians
- Another crucial aspect of religion of Ibrahim is Al Walaa wal baraa

The best of the actions is to love for the sake of Allah and to hate for the sake of Allah. Abu Dawud 40:4582

- Loving and hating for the sake of Allah
- best person to watch yourself is yourself
- ask yourself "do I have friends who hate Islam?"

Nay! Man will be a witness against himself [as his body parts (skin, hands, legs, etc.) will speak about his deeds]. (Surah Al-Qiyama 75:14)

- Abu Muhammad al Maqdisi wrote a book "Millat Ibrahim"


- The kuffaar are worried about Muhammad al Maqdisi
- not just Anwar al Awlaki
- ALL Muslims with Taqwah should read Millat Ibrahim by Muhammad al Maqdisi
- Muhammad al Maqdisi is in prison. He got 5 years for recruiting people for Jihad
- If you pick up this book to read, and you have taqwah, you cannot put the book down
- If you have a friend who is an enemy of Islam, YOU are a MUNAFIQH

O you who have believed, do not take My enemies and your enemies as allies (Surah Al-Mumtahina 60:1)

Indeed there has been an excellent example for you in Ibrahim (Abraham) and those with him, when they said to their people: "Verily, we are free from you and whatever you worship besides Allah, we have rejected you, and there has started between us and you, hostility and hatred for ever, until you believe in Allah Alone," (Surah Al-Mumtahina 60:4)

- The fake Muslims cannot practise Al walaa wal baraa
- the greatest con artist is the one who cons himself
- Abu Sufyan embraced Islam
- He wasn't a fool like Abu Jahl
- he didn’t want to be on the wrong side of history
- his Wife Hind bin Utbah, a man told her "your son will be the leader of Quraish"
- She became offended and said "my son will be the leader of an entire nation"
- Muawaiya conquered whole of north Africa

When Al-Hasan bin 'Ali moved with army units against Mu’awiyah, 'Amr bin AL-As said to Mu’awiyah, "I see an army that will not retreat unless and until the opposing army retreats." Mu’awiyah said, "(If the Muslims are killed) who will look after their children?" 'Amr bin Al-As said: I (will look after them). On that, 'Abdullah bin 'Amir and 'Abdur-Rahman bin Samura said, "Let us meet Muawaiya and suggest peace." Al-Hasan Al-Basri added: No doubt, I heard that Abu Bakra said, "Once while the Prophet was addressing (the people), Al-Hasan (bin 'Ali) came and the Prophet said, 'This son of mine is a chief, and Allah may make peace between two groups of Muslims through him." [Sahih Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 88, Number 225]

Except Egypt. Egypt was conquered by Umar
- Mu’awiyah conquered North Africa for Islam
- The Shiites didn't conquer one piece of land for Islam
- The Shiites criticize Mu’awiyah
- He surrounded himself with scholars and he surrounded himself with scholars
- They brought Mu’awiyah a beautiful girl
- he looked at her leg and said she is too young for me give her to my son
- the Sheikh told him that girl is now haraam for Yazid (Muawiyah's) son
- The prophet said "Leave Mu’awiyah alone, for he is a scholar of fiqh"
- Mu’awiyah was a scribe for the prophet, he wrote down the Qur’an