Saturday, August 20, 2011

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Shaikh Abdullah Faisal w/ Questions by Dr. O’Connor
(Saturday, August 20, 2011)

ALLAH’S BLESSINGS TO MANKIND





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Q and A based on Shaikh Faisal’s book, ALLAH’S BLESSINGS TO MANKIND

Bismillah...

QUESTION: WHY DID YOU WRITE THE BOOK "ALLAH'S BLESSINGS FOR MANKIND?"

ANSWER:
MAN IS UNGRATEFUL TO GOD SO I NEEDED TO WRITE THIS BOOK

We do not want to behave like the devil
-the book is a wake-up call to mankind

QUESTION: WHAT ARE THE SIGNS A PERSON IS NOT UNGRATEFUL TO ALLAH?

ANSWER: ASK YOURSELF SOME QUESTIONS

3 STEPS:
1. ACKNOWLEDGE & RECOGNIZE ALLAH'S BLESSINGS IN YOUR HEART
2. EXPRESS THANKFULNESS TO GOD w/ YOUR TONGUE
-we say Alhumdulillah and Christians say: Praise the Lord

3. FOR US TO UTILIZE THE BLESSINGS IN THE PROPER WAY

We're not to misuse the blessings

-if we're blessed w/ wealth, we can't misuse it to buy cocaine or go to casinos

QUESTION: CAN GOD GIVE A BLESSING AND TAKE IT BACK?

ANSWER: Oh yes!
The prophet told the story of the leper man who wanted beautiful skin; the angel touched him and he was healed;

-a blind man asked for his eyesight and he received it
-the bald man was blessed w/ hair and the angel reassessed the blessings ...
-the man who was blessed w/ the cows was asked to give a cow to the angel;
-he denied that Allah gave him the beautiful skin
-that man became a leper again because he failed the lesson again

The angel said "return as a leper if you're lying"
-and this came true: he became a leper again

Narrated By Abu Huraira: that he heard Allah's Apostle saying, "Allah willed to test three Israelis who were a Leper, a blind man and a bald-headed man. So, he sent them an angel who came to the leper and said, 'What thing do you like most?' He replied, "Good color and good skin, for the people have a strong aversion to me.' The angel touched him and his illness was cured, and he was given a good color and beautiful skin. The angel asked him, 'What kind of property do you like best?' He replied, 'Camels (or cows).' (The narrator is in doubt, for either the leper or the bald-headed man demanded camels and the other demanded cows.) So he (i.e. the leper) was given a pregnant she-camei, and the angel said (to him), 'May Allah bless you in it.'

The angel then went to the bald-headed man and said, 'What thing do you like most?' He said, 'I like good hair and wish to be cured of this disease, for the people feel repulsion for me.' The angel touched him and his illness was cured, and he was given good hair. The angel asked (him), 'What kind of property do you like bests' He replied, 'Cows,' The angel gave him a pregnant cow and said, 'May Allah bless you in it.' The angel went to the blind man and asked, 'What thing do you like best?' He said, '(I like) that Allah may restore my eye-sight to me so that I may see the people.' The angel touched his eyes and Allah gave him back his eye-sight. The angel asked him, "What kind of property do you like best?' He replied, 'Sheep.' The angel gave him a pregnant sheep. Afterwards, all the three pregnant animals gave birth to young ones, and multiplied and brought forth so much that one of the (three) men had a herd of camels filling a valley, and one had a herd of cows filling a valley, and one had a flock of sheep filling a valley. Then the angel, disguised in the shape and appearance of a leper, went to the leper and said, I am a poor man, who has lost all means of livelihood while on a journey. So none will satisfy my need except Allah and then you. In the Name of Him Who has given you such nice color and beautiful skin, and so much property, I ask you to give me a camel so that I may reach my destination. The man replied, 'I have many obligations (so I cannot give you).' The angel said, 'I think I know you; were you not a leper to whom the people had a strong aversion? Weren't you a poor man, and then Allah gave you (all this property).' He replied, '(This is all wrong), I got this property through inheritance from my fore-fathers' The angel said, 'If you are telling a lie, then let Allah make you as you were before.'

Then the angel, disguised in the shape and appearance of a bald man, went to the bald man and said to him the same as he told the first one, and he too answered the same as the first one did. The angel said, 'If you are telling a lie, then let Allah make you as you were before.'

The angel, disguised in the shape of a blind man, went to the blind man and said, 'I am a poor man and a traveler, whose means of livelihood have been exhausted while on a journey. I have nobody to help me except Allah, and after Him, you yourself. I ask you in the Name of Him Who has given you back your eye-sight to give me a sheep, so that with its help, I may complete my journey' The man said, 'No doubt, I was blind and Allah gave me back my eye-sight; I was poor and Allah made me rich; so take anything you wish from my property. By Allah, I will not stop you for taking anything (you need) of my property which you may take for Allah's sake.' The angel replied, 'Keep your property with you. You (i.e 3 men) have been tested and Allah is pleased with you and is angry with your two companions." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol.4, Book 56, Hadith 670]

God doesn't change people's condition

-until the people change
-if we're enjoying God's / Allah's blessings, we must be responsible w/ them

They guard him by the Command of Allah. Verily! Allah will not change the good condition of a people as long as they do not change their state of goodness themselves (by committing sins and by being ungrateful and disobedient to Allah) but when Allah wills a people's punishment, there can be no turning back of it, and they will find besides Him no protector "No man is a true believer unless he desires for his brother that, what he desires for himself." (Abu Hamza Anas: Bukhari & Muslim)

Many civilizations rose and then fell:

-Pharaoh, Nimrod, Byzantine, Persian and Roman empires, as well
-they are in the dust bin of history
-they didn't use their blessings properly

Example:
-US claims they are bankrupt now, though they were wealthy
-but they invade countries illegally, so what did they expect?
-their blessings of wealth had to disappear

That is so because Allah will never change a grace which He has bestowed on a people until they change what is in their ownselves. And verily, Allah is All-Hearer, All-Knower. (Anfal 8:53)

QUESTION: Did all 3 men fail the test?

ANSWER:
The leper failed it miserably; he lied and said he inherited his wealth from his father; the bald man denied being blessed w/ hair and he refused to give any of his camels [he said, “you have the wrong address”]

But the blind man .. said YES, ALLAH GAVE ME WEALTH AND EYESIGHT
-go take any of my sheep that you want
-he passed the test w/ flying colors

QUESTION: WHICH IS THE MOTHER OF ALL BLESSINGS?

ANSWER: No doubt, there are 'mothers of things' is Hidaaya [guidance]

When we pray, 5x a day, we ask for sirat al Mustaqeen

WE'RE ASKED 3 QUESTIONS IN THE GRAVE:
1. who's your Lord
2. what's your religion?
3. who is your prophet?


We're to answer properly
-or we're hit in the head w/ a hammer by the angels
-so GUIDANCE [Hidaaya] is the mother of all blessings
-we need to know guidance how to bring up your children,
-or to love your wife, make salah

LONDON RIOTS
-people behaved like animals because the people are living in a 'sick society'
-the kids have no guidance
-the people are spiritually empty
-they live morally perverse
-we can't be ethically perverse or morally bankrupt

QUESTION: WHO ARE THE MOST GUIDED PEOPLE?

ANSWER: THE 5 prophets were the most guided

The 5 greatest men to walk the earth:
Prophet Noah
Prophet Ibrahim
Prophet Musa
Prophet Isa
Prophet Muhammad


-they sacrificed much to bring people to monotheism [worship one God]
-if you worship a prophet, whether it's Jesus / Isa or Muhammad, you're misguided
-the Lord is 1 God and salvation depends on believing in 1 God only
-pagans worship more than 1 God

Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: Deuteronomy 6:4
And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: Mark 12:29 (KJV)

QUESTION: WHY IS ISLAM A BLESSING FOR MANKIND?

ANSWER:
Islam means to surrender to the Commandments of God

The word does not mean 'peace' but 'submission'
-All the prophets worshipped 1 God and all practiced Islam
-Jesus in the Garden prayed to God not a wooden object or stones
-So the greatest gift we were given is Islam
-but in 325 AD, Christians gather in Nicea (Turkey)
-the made a COUNCIL OF NICEA to make Christianity more marketable
-they wanted to deliver it in a new package: the trinity
-God the father, son and Holy Ghost
-but this trinity is NOT in the Bible
-it deviates from his teachings
-some people elevate Jesus / Isa to God, Himself (swt)
-they wanted to make Jesus the same as God
-but he never told anyone to worship him
-in 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 (KJV)

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 (KJV)


When Christianity was turned into polytheism,
-Allah sent Muhammad (Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam)
-to bring the world back to monotheism

QUESTION: WHAT DOES ISLAM SAY ABOUT ABORTION? SHOULD THE NURSE WHO CALLED OUR RADIO SHOW TAKE ANOTHER JOB SO SHE IS NOT HELPING PERFORM ABORTIONS?

ANSWER:
Jamaica is a Christian country and the people have strong faiths

Example: the church there opposes gambling, homos-xuality
Shaikh was brought up in a Christian home, so many values were instilled in him
-none of his family has gone to prison
-[other than shaikh for his religious beliefs]
-Christians have many high morals, such as no s-x
-before marriage in Islam, women are permitted t
-to have abortions in some cases:

1. She is raped
2. If the child threatens the life of the mother
3. If a woman has an affair and gets pregnant,

-can she abort the child? YES
-those who dabble in fornication and adultery
-because it’s not right to bring a bastard child into the world

Abortions must take place before 120 days
-this is when the breath of life goes in the child
-you are murdering if you do it after 120 days
-it's the same as killing an adult
-the first right of the child is that it is legitimate

Imam ‘Ali says: “The first beneficence of a parent towards his child is to give him a good name; therefore, you should name your child with a good name.”

QUESTION: TELL US ABOUT ISLAM BEING A SPIRITUAL BROTHERHOOD / SISTERHOOD ?

ANSWER: IT'S OUR NATURAL INSTINCT FOR US TO WANT TO BE LOVED AND APPRECIATED BY OTHERS

This is called a 'social network'

-but we emphasize the 'spirituality' of these networks
-some are fake brotherhoods, ie based on 'race' [black or Arabs]
-Arabs were the greatest enemies of the Rasool (Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam)
-The Rasool (pbuh) found 2 tribes killing each other
-in a war of attrition [they were both Arabs]

SHAIKH IN AFRICA
-he saw that the men who were voting there were killing people
-based on 'political tribalism'
-we can't make a brotherhood based on color / race

In Bosnia, whites were killing whites [1 million were killed in one day]
-we're not massacring each other
-but the 2 tribes that the Rasool (pbuh) encountered both became Muslims
-and he was told he could not have put love in their hearts for each other
-see 8:62, 63

And if they intend to deceive you, then verily, Allah is All-Sufficient for you. He it is Who has supported you with His Help and with the believers. (62) 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. (Anfal 8:62-63)

How can we hate our brothers,

-who we can see but we love God, whom we can't see?
-the only brotherhood that is real is based on spirituality

QUESTION: TELL US WHAT THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD SAY ABOUT OUR 2 EYES?

ANSWER: There are 2 sets of eyes that will not burn in the Hellfire

Ibn Abbas related that he heard Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) saying: “The fire will not touch the two pairs of eyes; one that sheds tears out of fear of Allah and the other that keeps watch throughout the night in the cause of Allah.” (Nasa’i, Tirmidhi)

1. Those that protect the Islamic state from invasion
2. and eyes that cries from ibaadah (worship)

"Observing Ribaat (e.g., guarding the Islamic frontier for the sake of Allah) for a single day is far better than the world and all that it contains. A place in Jannah as small as the whip of your horse is far better than the world and all that it contains. An endeavor (fighting) in the Cause of Allah in the evening or in the morning is far better than the world and all that it contains.'' [Riyad-us-Saliheen, Book 11, Chapter 234, #1290]

SHAIKH IN SAUDI ARABIA

-people w/o eyes rely on their family to take them around
-but in Europe, the people say 'get a dog' because they don’t
- have time to take the blind around

“How wonderful is the affair of the believer, for all of it is good, and that applies to no one except the believer. If something good happens to him he gives thanks, and that is good for him, and if something bad befalls him he bears it with patience and that is good for him.” [Narrated by Muslim, 2999]

-look at those who are beneath us:
-and always thank God / Allah for His (swt) blessings

QUESTION: WHAT HAPPENS TO THE PERSON WHO WAS BORN BLIND?

ANSWER:
if you were born blind and ARE PATIENT WITH IT, you will go to Paradise

This is because the 2 eyes are a great blessing
-once someone asked the prophet to pray he got his eyesight back
-the Prophet said, if I do there's no guarantee you'll go to Paradise
-but if you're patient w/ it, you're guaranteed Paradise
-the man chose to get his sight back and he did
-He would rather wait and see the chance for Paradise [later]
-had he been patient, he would have been guaranteed Paradise

A blind man came to Rasulallah saws asking him to make dua for him to gain his eyesight back, Rasul saws gave him 2 options : 1) Sabr with his blindness and get Jannah 2) regain his eyesight, the man chose to regain his eyesight and so he could see thereafter "By Allah, I didn't speak to him, but I have seen a blind man come to the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) and complain to him of the loss of his eyesight. The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, "Can you not bear it?' and the man replied, 'O Messenger of Allah, I do not have anyone to lead me around, and it is a great hardship for me.' The Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace) told him, 'Go to the place of ablution and perform ablution (wudu), then pray two rak'ats of prayer and make the supplications.'" Ibn Hunayf went on, "By Allah, we didn't part company or speak long before the man returned to us as if nothing had ever been wrong with him." (Tabarani, in his "al-Mu'jam al Sayhir")

QUESTION: WHAT DOES ISLAM SAY ABOUT THOSE WHO ARE BORN DEAF OR THOSE WHO HEAR?

ANSWER:
HEARING is also a blessing; there's a relationship between hearing and speaking

In order to speak a language, we need to HEAR it
-if we're born blind, we can learn to speak
-but if we're born deaf, we can't learn to speak w/o some hearing
-people who were deaf need to speak SIGN LANGUAGE
-sometimes doctors can operate and insert a hearing aid
-so hearing and speaking are great blessings that we take for granted

QUESTION: CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THE HUMAN INTELLECT /SMARTS .. CAN THIS LEAD TO PARADISE OR DESTRUCTION?

ANSWER: People in the west idolize the brain

They are rationalists and some end up worshipping the brain

-and rely on it to solve problems
-they worship it as a false deity [god]

THE 1st PERSON TO REBEL AGAINST GOD BY USING HIS INTELLECT:
-the devil
-he refused to bow down to Adam
-he was cast out of heaven because of his rebellion

[Iblis (Satan)] said: "I am better than he, You created me from fire, and You created him from clay." (Sad 38:76)

(Allah) said: "Then get out from here, for verily, you are outcast. (Sad 38:77)

ANOTHER PERSON TO REBEL AGAINST GOD BY USING HIS INTELLECT:

-Prophet Noah's son
-he rationalized that he could not go in the boat w/ Noah
-and instead, go to the tallest mountain
-his intellect falsely told him the mountain would he safety for him

And (remember) when We said to the angels: "Prostrate yourselves before Adam.". And they prostrated except Iblis (Satan), he refused and was proud and was one of the disbelievers (disobedient to Allah). (Al Baqarah 2:34)

ANOTHER PERSON TO REBEL AGAINST GOD BY USING HIS INTELLECT:

-Hitler
-he thought he could fight the US and European countries
-even though Germany was smaller than the size of Texas, US

Satan said: "I am better than he, You created me from fire, and You created him from clay." (Allah) said: "Then get out from here, for verily, you are outcast. (Saad 38:76-77)

GEORGE BUSH IS ANOTHER ONE WHO USED HIS INTELLECT
-he thought he could invade countries w/o any exit plans

We should not rely on our intellect at all times because it does make mistakes
-Ibn Hanbal said most mistakes are made by mis-calculations

SHAIKH WAS SURPRISED to learn there was freezing temperatures in hell
-that there is snow there
-and there is wine in Paradise
-we see wine as something that just makes us intoxicated
-but there's wine in Paradise
-there's no contradiction between the revelation and the creation of God
-but we're not to rely on the intellect only
-look at George Bush, who thought invading Iraq would be like a walk in the park
-he mis-calculated

~ We thank Dr. O'Connor for inviting Shaikh Faisal to speak today, insh'allah,
so the Jamaicans will learn about God / Allah and revert to Islam ~


QUESTION: WHY IS THE SENSE OF SMELL SO IMPORTANT TO US?

ANSWER:
Smelling is a great blessing and it's above the mouth because Allah is so wise

It's above the mouth so we can tell if the food is wise to eat
-this is all by intelligent design
-man is, to God, His (subhan'wa'tala) masterpiece
-this is why we argue w/ those who are atheists
-that not to believe in the ONE who made them
-when Russia invaded Afghan, Muslims and Christians united against this evil

We have certainly created man in the best of stature; (At-Tin 95:4)

UMAR AND CHRISTIANS

-he recruited them to fight alongside the Muslims
-in the future, they will unite again in ARMAGEDDON [the final battle on earth]

GOD, w/ His intelligent design,
-put our noses above out mouths so we can tell if the food
-is fit for human consumption
-we can easily die from food poisoning
-we believe that smelling is a great blessing
-don't go to the masjid smelling like stink,
-ie smell of garlic and onion on your breath
-the angels are hurt by these odors
-we can divorce someone for having a bad breath or doesn't shower
-we can also smell smoke, so we can get our of a burning house
-the nose is not just for food

Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah The Prophet said, "Whoever eats garlic or onion should keep away from our mosque or should remain in his house." (Jabir bin 'Abdullah, in another narration said, "Once a big pot containing cooked vegetables was brought. On finding unpleasant smell coming from it, the Prophet asked, 'What is in it?' He was told all the names of the vegetables that were in it. The Prophet ordered that it should be brought near to some of his companions who were with him. When the Prophet saw it he disliked to eat it and said, 'Eat. (I don't eat) for I converse with those whom you don't converse with (i.e. the angels)." [Sahih Bukhari Chapter No: 12, Hadith no: 814]

QUESTION: IS IT TRUE THAT THE PROPHET SAID ONE OF HIS FAVORITE THINGS IS PERFUME?

ANSWER:
OH YES, PRAYER, WOMEN AND PERFUME

He liked the Companions who pampered their wives

The most perfect of the believers is the best of you in character, and the best of you are those among you who are best to their wives." - Tirmidhi

-he never beat any of his wives
-but in the UK, every week 3 women are killed
-he was gentle and loved the brothers who took care of their wives
-some men kill women because of fatal attraction
-ie he kills her or her and her new man because if he can't have her,
-he says NO ONE ELSE CAN HAVE YOU
-but we need to accept rejection gracefully
-sometimes, he does triple murders: kills her, her kids and himself

WHEN PRIDE IS PUNCTURED, these men like to kill their wives who leave them
-he will not let anyone else enjoy the woman, esp if she was desirable in bed

“Made beloved to me from your world are women and perfume, and the coolness of my eyes is in prayer.” (Ahmad and An-Nasa ‘i)

QUESTION: WHY IS TASTE SUCH A BIG BLESSING?

ANSWER:
We enjoy good food w/ taste but we're not to exaggerate these feelings
Such as, we're not become obese by over-eating and over-drink

A believer eats in one intestine (is satisfied with little food) and a kaafir (unbeliever) or a hypocrite eats with seven intestines" (Bukhari)

-one sign of a munafiqh (hypocrite) is he loves to eat
-some are clinically obese (slightly overweight) but also,
-morbidly obese (we're not to marry these people)
-they have practiced gluttony

Ramadan is here
-and we're fasting for an entire month - why?
-to control our natural instincts and how to utilize Allah's blessings properly
-to learn self restraint

O you who believe! Observing As-Saum (the fasting) is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqûn (the pious - see V.2:2). (Al-Baqarah 2:183)

QUESTION: IS THE TONGUE A BLESSING OR A CURSE?

ANSWER: It's a great blessing but it can be dangerous

We can use it to invite people to Islam
and to teach the deen
-but we're not to use it to backbite and slander
-we're to use it to give wise counseling
-we have hadith on the tongue and backbiting

Ibn ‘Abbas related that the Messenger of God, upon him be God’s blessings and peace, passed by two graves and said: “They are being punished, but not for a great matter (on their part). One of them did not clean himself from urine, and the other used to spread slander.” (Tirmidhi, “Tahara,” 53)

There were 2 men who were in a grave:
1 used his tongue to backbite
-our tongue and private parts are what get us in trouble

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

A Muslim is one whom other people are safe from his tongue and his hand. (Bukhari)

QUESTION: WHICH KNOWLEDGE IS BEST: RELIGIOUS KNOWLEDGE OR WORLDLY KNOWLEDGE?

ANSWER:
I am referring to both types of knowledge in my book, "ALLAH'S BLESSING TO MANKIND"

Not everyone can be a shaikh or a mulana
-because we also need mechanics, doctors, nurses, lawyers, dentists...
-so I refer to both types of knowledge
-the greatest doctors are not worldly knowledge because the best doctors are Muslims
-there's no such thing as a western education,
-ie the word "algebra" is an Arabic word
-and the Arabs added 0 [zero] to mathematics

Education is universal though we reject the aspect of Darwinism

QUESTION: CAN YOU DEFINE WISDOM?

ANSWER: The difference between wisdom and knowledge is...

WISDOM:
-do and say the right thing in the right place at the right time in the right manner

KNOWLEDGE:
-without wisdom is a recipe for disaster

For us to memorize Qur'an w/o knowing it,

-or understanding it, is not enough
-not everyone is wise but you might have [book] knowledge
-does your Mathematics teacher have the wisdom to impart knowledge to the students?

Knowledge is to have book info
-and Wisdom
is when you can impart that knowledge
-a wise preacher, when he goes to a country,
-he will ask what are the problems that are in their community

SHAIKH IN AFRICA
-when he is there, he preaches on topics relevant to that community
-if drugs are rife, he speaks against them
-if adultery is rife, he speaks on it
-there are many people in the world who have knowledge but without wisdom

HILTER .. started a war w/ UK, US, Russia ... all at the same time
-he had might but no wisdom
-he thought MIGHT WAS RIGHT
-but he was a recipe for disaster

QUESTION: WHAT DID THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD SAY ABOUT WEALTH and POVERTY?

ANSWER:
There is a problem w/ people called the 'men of God' - they like to preach poverty

SHAIKH IN PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA
-he spoke out against poverty
-some said he was the 1st shaikh to speak against poverty
-some said they felt bad about their wealth

Narrated By 'Aisha: The Prophet (pbuh) used to supplicate with these words: "O Allah, I seek refuge in Thee from the trial of Hell-fire, from the punishment in the Hell-fire, and from the evils of riches and poverty." [Abu Dawud, Book 2, Hadith 1538]

"THE LACK OF MONEY IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL" ~ Sh Faisal


-why would a woman risk being a prostitute and getting killed?
-because of poverty
-look at the Ipswich stranger in the UK
-he was killing prostitutes
-but even though people were warned, there were still being prostitutes
-because they needed money

IPSWICH STRANGLER: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ipswich_serial_murders

When we're poor,
-we use our brain like a fox (to extort money from people)
-poor people need a VISA to enter every country in the world
-if you have Ethiopian passport or Bengali passport,
-you need a VISA for all countries
-but perhaps if you are in US, you might not need a VISA for all countries

The Prophet said, “Do not confuse poverty with austerity. A good man seeks a life dedicated to Allah and leads an austere life free of material distractions, whereas the poor man is too distracted with the material severity of their circumstances.”

Prophet Muhammad sought refuge from poverty

-a rich man can seduce the daughters of poor men
-so wealth protects us and makes us less vulnerable
-no good comes from being poor

QUESTION: WHAT DOES ISLAM TEACH US ABOUT LOOKING AFTER OUR BODIES AND AIDS IS LOWEST IN MUSLIM COUNTRIES?

ANSWER:
We do not have the culture of promiscuity and drinking alcohol

SHAIKH IN SOUTH AFRICA
-1,000 people die there every day there but there is no outcry
-that's the same number as 3 jumbo jets
-AIDS is a silent killer

Umar (ra) said: " Poverty leads to kufr" Umar also said: "If poverty was a man i would have killed him with my own two hands"

"Do not forget your portion of the dunya." (Surah 28:77)


-the families don't admit their family member died from AIDS
-Our health is a great blessing from God
-we must discuss health and wealth at the same time
-because we need health to create wealth

Take advantage of five matters before five other matters: your youth, before you become old; and your health, before you fall sick; and your richness, before you become poor; and your free time before you become busy; and your life, before your death."

THE MOTHER OF ALL QUESTIONS: WHY IS AIDS LOW IN MUSLIM COUNTRIES?

ANSWER
: We do not permit promiscuity in Islamic States

1) Women w/ AIDS don't tell you they have it, so the men don't use condoms
-and become vulnerable to contracting AIDS

2) Drinking: we do not drink alcohol in Muslim countries and drinkers are who have s-x w/ prostitutes
-promiscuity: we do not practice adultery or sleeping-around

3) Circumcision: Muslim men are circumcised and those who are have 70% LESS chance to contract AIDS
-in Botswana, then men are rushing to get circumcised
-because their AIDS rate is so high
-Ibrahim and Muhammad were circumcised
-but in Christian countries they follow PAUL and
-didn't follow JESUS / ISA, they are abandoning circumcision

QUESTION: PLEASE TELL US HOW OUR PRIVATE PARTS ARE A BLESSING?

ANSWER:
HOW WE USE OUR PRIVATE PARTS DETERMINE IF THEY ARE A BLESSING TO US

Examples:

-a MP and a Russian agent were sleeping illegally [s-x] w/ the same girl
-in US, Jim Baker had s-x w/ a secretary and Jimmy Swaggert was w/ prostitutes
-the IMF leader [international monetary fund] is accused of raping his maid

We get barakah for having s-x w/ our spouses
-so our private parts are a great blessing to us!

JIMMY SWAGGART
-he had a debate w/ Ahmadedat and he tried to ridicule polygamy
-but Ibrahim had 2 wives and Solomon had 100 wives
-so who gave him the right to say that we can only have 1 wife
-but he was arrested 2x for being w/ prostitutes
-he tried to deny he was the famous American preacher
-and his religious community shrunk because of his private parts

Rasulullah [Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam] said: "0 Man! there is reward for you even in having sexual relations with your wife.

to enjoin a good action is a charity, to forbid an evil action is a charity, and in the sexual act of each of you there is a charity." They said: "O Messenger of Allah, when one of us fulfils his sexual desire will he have some reward for that?" "Do you not think that were he to act upon it unlawfully he would be sinning ? Likewise, if he has acted upon it lawfully he will have a reward." MUSLIM

LIBIDO (sensual desires)

-the higher your libido, the more barakah we get

JIM BAKER, also US preacher
-he embezzled church funds to dabble in prostitution
-he went to prison for it and lost his religious community, too
-he is another whose private parts destroyed them
-the same with MONEY: it's a great blessing
-but we don't want to spend it in casinos

In INDIA, they have temples of the male penis
-the exaggerate the worship of the private parts
-worship the CREATOR of the penis, not the penis

Without private parts, we can not make kids
-we need to make children to pray for us and look after us
-we're not to let anyone see our private parts but our spouses (and mother)

PROSTITUTION IS A MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR BUSINESS

QUESTION: WHY IS TIME SUCH A BIG BLESSING TO US?

ANSWER:
Allah said we abuse Him by abusing time because he is time

Many people are delusional to think they have
-all the time in the world to get a job and skills
-so they end up begging for bread
-it's a sin to waste time and money

17:27. Verily, spendthrifts are brothers of the Shayatin (devils), and the Shaitan (Devil - Satan) is ever ungrateful to his Lord.

Verily, spendthrifts are brothers of the Shayatīn (devils), and the Shaitān (Devil ¬ Satan) is ever ungrateful to his Lord. (Al-Isra 17:27)

In Asr, Allah swears by time than mankind is in a state of loss

By Al-'Asr (the time). (Al-'Asr 103:1)

Verily! Man is in loss, (Al-'Asr 103:2)

Except those who believe (in Islāmic Monotheism) and do righteous good deeds, and recommend one another to the truth (i.e. order one another to perform all kinds of good deeds (Al-Ma'rûf)which Allāh has ordained, and abstain from all kinds of sins and evil deeds (Al-Munkar)which Allāh has forbidden), and recommend one another to patience (for the sufferings, harms, and injuries which one may encounter in Allāh's Cause during preaching His religion of Islāmic Monotheism or Jihād, etc.). (Al-'Asr 103:3)

On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him), who said that the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said: Allah said: Sons of Adam inveigh against [the vicissitudes of] Time, and I am Time, in My hand is the night and the day (1). It was related by al-Bukhari (also by Muslim).


We will be asked, who's your Lord, who's your Prophet and what's your religion?

**we take this time to thank DR' O'CONNOR for inviting Shaikh Faisal to his radio show**

NEXT WEEK: THE RETURN OF JESUS and THE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON