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Shaikh Abdullah Faisal w/ Questions by Dr. O’Connor
(Saturday, August 13, 2011)
"ISLAM: THE RELIGION OF THE FUTURE"
Q and A is based on Shaikh Faisal’s book:
ISLAM: THE RELIGION OF THE FUTURE
QUESTION: WHOM DO MUSLIMS WORSHIP - WHICH GOD?
ANSWER: The word "God" threw the people off [the pagans] and
-they asked to please describe who is God
In Surah Ikhlaas, we learn there is no beginning or ending to God
-He does not eat or drink or do human activities such as s-x
-He did not beget children or born from a woman
-we're not permitted to make any one similar to God
-or to make the creation similar to the CREATOR
Say (O Muhammad (Peace be upon him)): "He is Allah, (the) One. (Al-Ikhlas 112:1)
"Allah-us-Samad (The Self-Sufficient Master, Whom all creatures need, He neither eats nor drinks). (Al-Ikhlas 112:2) "He begets not, nor was He begotten; (Al-Ikhlas 112:3)
And there is none co-equal or comparable unto Him." (Al-Ikhlas 112:4)
-the word Allah means God, in Spanish,
-they say Dios [all cultures have different names]
-but all are God
-we can not corrupt the word ALLAH.. God
FOLLOWERS OF GOD
-He is not a stone or the moon - He is the Creator of them
-if we worship the sun, we are not a Muslim, we are a sun-worshipper
-there are misconception surrounding the word "God"
-how can God father a child when He had no s-xual partners?
The Muslim concept of God is unique: we do not describe Him w/ human qualities
QUESTION: THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH IN MALAYSIA WANTS TO USE THE WORD ALLAH IN THEIR BIBLES .. What do you think?
ANSWER: The CHRISTIAN ARABS use the word "Allah"
-in Jamaica society, they use the word "God'
-if we use the word "Allah" in Jamaica, they will not know the meaning
-we are using both today to teach them both
QUESTION: WHAT IS THE MUSLIM CONCEPT OF JESUS (ISA)
ANSWER: People think if we do not worship Jesus as God, we are antichrist; this is not true
We have great admiration for him
-he did not tell people to worship him
-see Matthew 24:36
-the people asked when is Judgment Day and he did not know
But of that day and hour knoweth no [man], no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. (Matthew 24:36) King James Version
Matthew 19:17 - Jesus said no one is God 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
We hear many falsehoods:
-to be gay is in your genes, or the world came about by a freak of nature
-or that Jesus is God or Iraq had weapons of mass destruction
-the worst con artist is the one who cons you in regard to God
-the only God is the Creator Himself
SINCE JESUS NEVER CLAIMED HE WAS GOD .. WHERE DID THIS CONCEPT ORIGINATE
ANSWER: The Council of Nicea in 325 AD in Turkey had a meeting of Christians
They said it needed a new package
-to make it more marketable to the pagans of Rome
-the Romans were pagans
-they felt if they kept it w/ the concept of 1 God, would not be marketable
QUESTION ... WERE THEIR DEMI-GODS THEN?
[other gods for different purposes: rain, sun, moon, sea]
..back to the Council of Nicea:
-they came about w/ the idea of the TRINITY ....
-God the father, son and Holy Ghost
-Turkey was chosen b/c of its strategic location
-for the priests and bishops to attend
-Jesus taught Christianity [Mark 12:28] that there is 1 Lord / God
-Jehovah Witnesses do not believe in the Trinity
-see John 5:37
And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord Mark 12:29 (King James Version)
And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape. John 5:37 (King James Version)
Did God have to commit suicide to prove he was God?
-Of course not!
-Shaikh reverted to Islam at age 16;
-so why can't the rest of the Jamaican population do it?
-Matthew 19:17 (no one 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)
Verily! The worst of (moving) living creatures with Allah are the deaf and the dumb, those who understand not (i.e. the disbelievers). (Al-Anfal 8:22)
QUESTION: EXPLAIN HOW ISLAM COINCIDES w/ OUR NATURAL INSTINCTS ..
ANSWER: ISLAM is the fastest growing religion in Europe and America, esp among the blacks
"Why is Islam the fastest growing religion?"
-such an important question, Shaikh wrote a book about it
-while he was in South Africa
-there's nothing in the Holy Qur'an goes against our natural instincts
-such as communism, we want to own something; it's a natural instinct,
-but communism says everything is state owned
-so Islam says own what you want to own but give zakah [2.5%] to the poor
Islam realizes that it's a natural instinct for a man to have more than 1 wife
-he needs variety
-same thing as meals: why would you eat chicken every day
-when there is veal and fish?
-so men can practice polygamy according to Islam
-Shaikh would like the JA laws to be changed to allow more than 1 wife
-but the white man says it's ok to have 10 girlfriends, treat them like garbage
-but they don't let you have 4 wives .. whom you love and honor
SHAIKH IN UK
-a friend was approached by cops to arrest him for having 2 wives
-so the man said oh they are not my wives but my GIRLFRIENDS
-so Scotland Yard de-arrested him: they permit girlfriends but not wives
-there's surplus women in cultures where they only allow 1 wife
-communism failed because they didn't allow self-owned goods
-the kuffaar glorify evil
-so these people can't be surprised when the countries get burned down
-we reap what we sow: we can't sow pea and expect corn
QUESTION: WHAT IS THE ISLAMIC CONCEPT OF WOMEN: IS SHE OPPRESSED?
ANSWER: When you ask a sister why she covers her hair when she leaves the house, she will say
Allah through the Holy Qur'an tells me to wear it;
-she will not say her husband told her to
-she is following her religion not a man
-some women will divorce their husbands
-because they won't let the women cover their hair
O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks (veils) all over their bodies (i.e. screen themselves completely except the eyes or one eye to see the way). That will be better, that they should be known (as free respectable women) so as not to be annoyed. And Allah is Ever Oft¬Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Al-Ahzab 33:59)
QUESTION: ARE THERE MISTAKES IN THE HOLY QUR'AN?
ANSWER: It is the final revelation of God
Do they not then consider the Qur'an carefully? Had it been from other than Allah, they would surely have found therein many contradictions. (An-Nisa 4:82)
There are many other writings:
-The scrolls of Ibrahim (Abraham)
-the Bible of Musa (Moses)
-the Injeel of Prophet Isa (Jesus)
-the Torah of David
-the Qur'an of Muhammad (saws)
There are many scientific facts in the Qur'an that are not disputed; accurate
QUESTION: WHAT DOES IT MEAN [55:19-21] SALT WATER AND THE SWEET WATER DO NOT MEET?
ANSWER: This Qur'anic verse is saying, 55:19-21 is ...
He has let loosed the two seas (the salt water and the sweet) meeting together. (Ar-Rahman 55:19)
Between them is a barrier which none of them can transgress. (Ar-Rahman 55:20)
Then which of the Blessings of your Lord will you both (jinns and men) deny? (Ar-Rahman 55:21)
There is salt water and fresh in the ocean
-because the rivers run into the sea
-but the salt and fresh water can not meet; they can meet but not mix
QUESTION: PLEASE TELL US WHAT ISLAM SAYS ABOUT THE PROPHETS?
ANSWER: We are the only religion to accept all the prophets
It's blasphemy to speak bad about the prophets;
-we're commanded to respect all the prophets
-to insult Jesus and Muhammad is the same thing
-controversy sells so people want to make movies insulting them
QUESTION: WHAT IS ZAKAH AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
ANSWER: IT IS A PILLAR OF ISLAM LIKE THE SHAHADAH ..
1. TESTIFY THAT NOTHING DESERVES TO BE WORSHIPPED OTHER THAN ALLAH AND MUHAMMAD IS THE LAST PROPHET OF GOD
-we single out God for worship, so we recite our Shahadah
(la ilaha illallah, Muhammad rasulu-llah) (in Arabic)
There is no god but God, and Muhammad is the messenger of God (in English)
-the little Jewish boy looked at his father and the Rasool (saws),
-then he recited the Shahadah
-and the boy died a few minutes later
-the Rasool (saws) said the boy was saved by reciting his Shahadah
-and he (Rasool) praised God
-but the Pharaoh also recited Shahadah in the river
-but Allah's threw back his Shahadah
-we must say it before our death rattles
Anas (radi Allahu anhu) reported: A young Jewish boy who was in the service of the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) fell ill. The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) went to visit him. He sat down by his head and said to him, “Embrace Islam.” The little boy looked at his father who was sitting beside him. He said: “Obey Abul-Qasim (i.e., the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam)).” So he embraced Islam and the Prophet stepped out saying, “Praise be to Allah Who has saved him from Hell-fire.” [Sahih Al-Bukhari]
"Allah, the Lord of honor and glory, will accept the repentance of His servant till his death-rattle begins." Narrated Abdullah ibn Umar Transmitted by Tirmidhi
QUESTION: WHAT HAPPENS TO JAMAICAN WHO BELIEVES IN THE PROPHET JESUS AND ALSO THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD (saws)?
ANSWER: They receive a double reward for believing in both
So it's compulsory on all human beings
-to accept the prophethood of Muhammad (saws)
-we must die believing that nothing deserves to be worshipped other than God
-AND Muhammad is His last prophet
"By the One in whose hand my soul is, no Jew or Christian of this community hears about me - that is from the community of people from the time of the Prophet (peace be upon him) until the Day of Judgment - and then does not follow me - or he said does not believe in what I brought - except that he is from the inhabitants of the Hell-fire." -Muslim
THE 5 PILLARS OF ISLAM
1. The Shahadah [testifying]
2. Pray 5x a day
3. Pay zakah
4. Fast in the Holy month of Ramadan
5. Go on hajj [to Makkah] once in our lifetime, if at all possible
-in Jamaica, they break fast about 6:30pm
-but some must wait till 9pm for the sun to set
-so in Jamaica, Shaikh said fasting is much easier than when he lived in the UK
-fasting teaches us patience and gives us a conscious
**yes, God has eyes but they do not look like our eyes
**His (swt) features are not like ours
(Allah) said: "O Iblis (Satan)! What prevents you from prostrating yourself to one whom I have created with Both My Hands. Are you too proud (to fall prostrate to Adam) or are you one of the highly exalted?" (Sad 38:75)
HAJJ teaches us the universality of Islam
-this experience changed Malcolm X
-Elijah Pole was functionally illiterate and had behavioral problems so
-he did not know the fiercest Muslims in history were white Muslims
-so he taught Malcolm X this falsehood
-look at Muhammad (saws); he was a white Arab
On Hajj, Malcolm he prayed shoulder to shoulder
-and drank from cups shared by 1000 Muslims
-so he told people Elijah Pole was a fraud
-because Islam welcomes everyone
WALLACE FARD MUHAMMAD: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wallace_Fard_Muhammad
Would you ask someone to design a bridge if he was not an engineer?
-so some people make up their religious beliefs as they go along
-they use someone not really Muslim to instruct them and follow these falsehoods
-look at Muhammad, the Angel Jibreel taught him how to pray, how to read Qur'an
-how to be neighborly and so forth
Mujahid reported that a sheep was slaughtered for 'Abdullah ibn 'Amr. He asked his slave, 'Have you given any to our Jewish neighbour? Have you given any to our Jewish neighbour? I heard the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say, 'Jibril kept on recommending that I treat my neighbours well until I thought that he would order me to treat them as my heirs.'" Bukhari: 105
4 GOOD THINGS IN LIFE ARE....
1. righteous wife
2. spacious house
3. reliable transportation
4. a good neighbor
The prophet said: "Four things bring one joy: a righteous wife, a spacious house, a pious neighbor and a comfortable riding animal." (Reported by Al-Hakim, Abu-Nu`aym and Al-Bayhaqi)
QUESTION: BACK TO ZAKAH, DOES ISLAM HAVE A REMEDY FOR THE RICH GETTING RICH AND THE POOR GETTING POORER
ANSWER: We have seen the meltdown of communism, socialism, fascism and now we see the meltdown of this IMF
IMF - international monetary fund
-interest is the opposite of zakah
-zakah is to put money into the pockets of the poor by the rich
-we give 2.5% of our yearly savings to the poor
QUESTION: SUPPOSE YOU DON'T HAVE MONEY TO PAY ZAKAH ?
ANSWER: THEN YOU RECEIVE IT
QUESTION: WHO IS ENTITLED TO RECEIVE ZAKAH?
ANSWER: see Surah 9:60
As-Sadaqat (here it means Zakat) are only for the Fuqara' (poor), and Al-Masakin (the poor) and those employed to collect (the funds); and for to attract the hearts of those who have been inclined (towards Islam); and to free the captives; and for those in debt; and for Allah's Cause (i.e. for Mujahideen - those fighting in the holy wars), and for the wayfarer (a traveler who is cut off from everything); a duty imposed by Allah. And Allah is All-Knower, All-Wise. (At-Tawbah 9:60)
It's for poor people and those employed by the poor people
-we give it to the traveler
-widows and orphans
-we see Islam is a merciful religion
-look at Turkey, where they charge 100% interest
-but in Islam, we do not charge or teach interest
Mohammad said in his farewell sermon: "God has forbidden you to take Riba, therefore all riba obligations shall henceforth be waived. Your capital, however, is yours to keep. You will neither inflict nor suffer Zulm (harm). God has judged that there shall be no riba and that all the riba due to `Abbas ibn `Abd al Muttalib shall henceforth be waived." [Bukhari]
-even socialist workers who are not Muslims know that interest is devious
-the white people of Europe also protest against the meetings of the IMF
-[international monetary fund]
-they had to hold their meetings in a faraway Greek island for privacy
-but we do require 2.5% from the rich to the poor in the name of zakah
-zakah is a religious tax
QUESTION: WHY IS ISLAM CALLED THE UNIVERSAL RELIGION?
ANSWER: THE ANSWER IS IN MY BOOK, "ISLAM: THE RELIGION OF THE FUTURE"
When people go to temple, they see only Indians
-but when you go to masjids, you'll see people from all cultures
-when we go to Makkah for hajj, we see people of black, white, Indian and ..
-Malcolm X was inspired by the various cultures represented in Makkah
-Malcolm X was killed by those he exposed as hypocrites
-the Prophet Muhammad (saws) was a Caucasian Arab and yet,
-they tried to teach the white man was the devil
-but Louis Farrakhan always wanted Malcolm X's job
-his daughter did NOT try to kill him but it was alleged
QUESTION: WHAT IS THE BROTHERHOOD IN ISLAM?
ANSWER: We can not be united by other than a creed
The massacre of Bosnia, for example
-100,000 Muslims were killed in Bosnia
-these were blue-eyed Muslims
-in India, they kill Muslims who look the same
-we must be united under the same creed / religion
-so, what causes us to be a single brotherhood
-is for us to have the same aim and objective
-never try to unite upon skin color; it never works
The believers are nothing else than brothers (in Islamic religion). So make reconciliation between your brothers, and fear Allah, that you may receive mercy. (Al-Hujurat 49:10)
IN THE TIME OF MUHAMMAD (saws)
-he saw 2 Arab tribes killing each other
-but when they became Muslim, they stopped killing each other
And He has united their (i.e. believers') hearts. If you had spent all that is in the earth, you could not have united their hearts, but Allah has united them. Certainly He is All-Mighty, All-Wise. (Al-Anfal 8:63)
What causes people to love each other is God because we love His creation
”None of you will truly believe until you love for your brother what you love for yourself”. (Al-Bukhari)
QUESTION: THERE ARE COMMERCIALS ON TV. WHERE ANGELS FALL FROM THE SKY .. IS THERE A THING AS FALLEN ANGEL?
ANSWER: We do not believe in fallen angels or Lucifer was a fallen angel
Lucifer was never an angel
-the demons / jinn / genie = were created 2000 years before man was created
-they lived a bad life and they were punished for their deeds
-when they [jinn] came to earth, they adopted Lucifer [Iblees] as their leader
-but he did not become an angel; he was just adopted by them
-if you raise a duck w/ a chicken, the duck is STILL is duck
-so when the angels brought Lucifer to heaven w/ them, he was still a jinn,
-never an angel
-angels do as God commands and do not rebel
And (remember) when We said to the angels; "Prostrate to Adam." So they prostrated except Iblis (Satan). He was one of the jinns; he disobeyed the Command of his Lord.
Will you then take him (Iblis) and his offspring as protectors and helpers rather than Me while they are enemies to you? What an evil is the exchange for the Zalimûn (polytheists, and wrong-doers, etc). (Al-Kahf 18:50)
...over which are (appointed) angels stern (and) severe, who disobey not, (from executing) the Commands they receive from Allah, but do that which they are commanded. (At-Tahrim 66:6)
QUESTION: WAS LUCIFER AROUND WHEN GOD CREATED ADAM?
ANSWER: YES, THEY WERE HERE 2000 YEARS BEFORE ADAM WAS CREATED
Lucifer said to Adam:
-"if you are greater than me, I will never obey you"
-so before there was even life in Adam, he said,
-‘if I am stronger than you, I will destroy you’
-Lucifer was an enemy of mankind from the very beginning
Say: "I seek refuge with (Allah) the Lord of the daybreak, (Al-Falaq 113:1) "From the evil of what He has created; (Al-Falaq 113:2) "And from the evil of the darkening (night) as it comes with its darkness; (or the moon as it sets or goes away). (Al-Falaq 113:3)
"And from the evil of the witchcrafts when they blow in the knots, (Al-Falaq 113:4)
"And from the evil of the envier when he envies." (Al-Falaq 113:5)
QUESTION: MY FRIEND [Dr. O’Connor’s friend] WAS VISITING IN INDONESIA AND BECAUSE THEY HAVE SHARIAH LAW THERE, HE EXPECTED TO SEE MANY HANDS CUT OFF, BUT THIS WAS NOT THE CASE; WHY NOT?
ANSWER: The Islam system promotes prevention not intervention
This is why we don't sell alcohol in the Islamic State
-so we prevent alcoholism
QUESTION: WHY IS THE ISLAMIC JUSTICE SYSTEM SUPERIOR TO DEMOCRACY?
ANSWER: In Muslim countries, crime rates are very low
Look at the recent riots in London ...
This report says there's institutionalized racism in the UK
-in every sector of British society, especially the justice system
MARK DUGGAN: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/aug/09/mark-duggan-police-ipcc
UK DOCUMENTARY: THE UNDERCOVER COP http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/3203287.stm
STEPHEN LAWRENCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Stephen_Lawrence
In the UK
-the police shot their gun in a radio and said it came from Mark Duggan
-there is no justice and the law of nature says, NO JUSTICE: NO PEACE
-the British government says they are establishing human rights in the world
-but they are not really because look at what they're doing at home
THE LONDON BURNING by SHAIKH FAISAL:
QUESTION: WHAT DOES ISLAM PREACH ABOUT HOMOS-XUALITY?
ANSWER: Homos-xuality is against the teaching of Islam
-homos-xuality is a crime punishable by death [but ONLY in an Islamic State]
-why don't homos-xuals go live on a Greek island by themselves?
This concludes the radio Q & A .. as always, we thank Dr. O'Connor for inviting Shaikh Faisal for the weekly radio program; if you'd like to have more of these radio programs, please support the dawah effort in Jamaica in order that Shaikh can continue to speak the haqq each week in this LIVE radio interview.