Monday, October 17, 2011

-202- Tafseer Surah Al-Kawthar


Tafseer Surah Kawthar
By Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
16th October 2011





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Bismillah

TAFSEER SURAH KAWTHAR
-the shortest surah in the Quran
-when ALLAH SWT told the kuffaar to produce a Surah like unto the Quran,
-ALLAH SWT was speaking about the shortest surah in the Quran
-so, when ALLAH SWT said: And if you have any doubts
-in regards to what we revealed to Muhammad, then produce a Chapter thereof,
-and call your witnesses beside ALLAH if you are truthful

And if you (Arab pagans, Jews, and Christians) are in doubt concerning that which we have sent down (i.e. the Qur'an) to our slave (Muhammad Peace be upon him), then produce a Surah (chapter) of the like thereof and call your witnesses (supporters and helpers) besides Allah, if you are truthful. (Al-Baqarah 2:23)

But if you do it not, and you can never do it, and then fear the Fire (Hell) whose fuel is men and stones, prepared for the disbelievers. (Al-Baqarah 2:24)

But if you cannot and of a surety you can never, then Fear the Fire
- whose fuel is men and stones prepared for the kuffaar
- this is a challenge given by ALLAH SWT to the kuffaar
- this surah was revealed in Mecca
- and it has the characteristics of the Meccan surahs

Verily, We have granted you (O Muhammad (Peace be upon him)) Al-Kauthar (a river in Paradise); (Al-Kawthar 108:1)

Therefore turn in prayer to your Lord and sacrifice (to Him only). (Al-Kawthar 108:2)

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). (Al-Kawthar 108:3)

Inna a'taynaka l-kawthar Fasalli li rabbika wa-anhar Inna shani-''aka huwa al-''abtar

What is the meaning of Kawthar and why did ALLAH (swt) reveal this Surah?

Asbaab an Nuzool: Causes of Revelation

This Surah belongs to the Last Ten Surahs
-the last ten chapters on the Quran focus on Muhammad either directly or indirectly

Why did ALLAH send this Surah down and what is the story behind it:
- Khadijah bore the Prophet SAW 6 children
- 4 daughters and 2 sons
- His sons were Qasim and Abdullah
- the Prophet was Called Abu Qasim, the Father of Qasim
- Zainab, Ruqayyah, Umm Kulthum and Fatima were his Daughters

When Qasim died, the kuffaar were pleased
- but when Abdullah, died the kuffaar were VERY happy
- and they said: look at Muhammad he is Abtar
- the word abtar means: to be cut off from all future hope

They were rejoicing when Abdullah died; while they were rejoicing and celebrating: "look at Muhammad, his second son Abdullah is dead, therefore when He SAW dies, there will be no one left on earth to carry on with his religion, when Muhammad dies his religion will be in the grave with him. Islam will be finished and buried with Muhammad when he dies, because he has no son to take over for him"

Now if you have a kaafir neighbor, (Jewish, Hindu, Christian, Sikh) and there son should die, a Muslim would not celebrate a death of a baby but the kuffaar mentality was so corrupted and evil and depraved -- that they celebrated the death of Abdullah; it was a social stigma to be a man with no sons; because it was considered a social stigma in the Arabian Peninsula; the pagans used this opportunity to laugh and tease the Rasul

Beautified for men is the love of things they covet; women, children, much of gold and silver (wealth), branded beautiful horses, cattle and well-tilled land. This is the pleasure of the present world's life; but Allah has the excellent return (Paradise with flowing rivers, etc.) with Him. (Aali Imran 3:14)

The Muslims themselves are proud to have sons, not just the kuffaar
-we go crazy for these things. and one of them is children, especially sons

Wealth and children are the adornment of the life of this world. But the good righteous deeds (five compulsory prayers, deeds of Allah's obedience, good and nice talk, remembrance of Allah with glorification, praises and thanks, etc.), that last, are better with your Lord for rewards and better in respect of hope. (Al-Kahf 18:46)

So, it was considered a social stigma in the Arabian Peninsula : if you don’t have sons, something is wrong with the family -- & the more sons you have, the better the tribe - because tribal wars were rife and you need sons for the wars; so they were saying Muhammad SAW was abtar -- that He SAW was cut off from all future hope; ALLAH (swt) did tell us in the Holy Quran that the Kuffaar will laugh at us; ALLAH SWT warned us - and when the kuffaar laugh at us, it is called psychological warfare, they laugh because they want you to have doubts about your faith; they want you to get fed up and apostate; they use “smear, sneer and jeer” tactics.

Verily! (During the worldly life) those who committed crimes used to laugh at those who believed. (Al-Mutaffifin 83:29)

And whenever they passed by them, used to wink one to another (in mockery); (Al-Mutaffifin 83:30)

And when they returned to their own people, they would return jesting; (Al-Mutaffifin 83:31)

And when they saw them, they said: "Verily! These have indeed gone astray!" (Al-Mutaffifin 83:32)

But they (disbelievers, sinners) had not been sent as watchers over them (the believers). (Al-Mutaffifin 83:33)

But this Day (the Day of Resurrection) those who believe will laugh at the disbelievers. (Al-Mutaffifin 83:34)

On (high) thrones, looking (at all things). (Al-Mutaffifin 83:35)

Are not the disbelievers paid (fully) for what they used to do? (Al-Mutaffifin 83:36)


Whenever a Muslim passes by, the Kuffaar wink and mock you behind your back or in your face -they laugh at your niqaab and they laugh at your beard and when they realize the laughing does not get to you, they get fed up and they BAN the niqaab, jilbab; when they see you on the road as a Muslim , the kuffaar say : these people have gone astray, look how hot it is in summer time and they are walking around in this clothing ALLAH SWT said: I ALLAH, did not appoint you the kuffaar, to become watchers over the believers but on the day of judgment, those who believe will laugh at the kuffaar; I the dunya the kuffaar laugh at us, but in hereafter it will be the Muslims laughing at them sitting on high thrones relaxing; the one who laughs last, will laugh the best

The Rasul SAW suffered ridicule as well
- the kuffaar would pass by and say Asaamu Alikum (death be upon you)
- and Aisha was standing next to the prophet and said to the kuffaar:
- may death be upon you and may the curse of ALLAH be upon you

Narrated 'Aisha: The Jews used to greet the Prophet by saying, "As-Samu 'Alaika (i.e., death be upon you), so I understood what they said, and I said to them, "As-Samu 'alaikum wal-la'na (i.e. Death and Allah's Curse be upon you)." The Prophet said, "Be gentle and calm, O 'Aisha, as Allah likes gentleness in all affairs." I said, "O Allah's Prophet! Didn't you hear what they said?" He said, "Didn't you hear me answering them back by saying, 'Alaikum (i.e., the same be upon you)?" [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 8, Book 75, Hadith #404]

This is how life is: when the old man dies, the son takes over
- even with the taghoot, when the taghoot dies, the son takes over
- when the king of Jordan died, king Abdullah took over

"If You leave them, they will mislead Your slaves, and they will beget none but wicked disbelievers." (Nuh 71:27)

- when the taghoot Hafiz al Assad died (hafiz al khanzir), his son, a worse taghoot bashar Assad took over
- the sons of Ghadaffi became a taghoot just like Ghadaffi
- the soldiers of Syria force their citizen to say: There is no god but bashar al Assad
- and if you don’t say that, they open fire and kill you -- this is exactly what’s happening in Syria as we speak
- so Prophet Noah said to ALLAH (swt) to kill the kuffaar with the flood,
- and if they are spared, they will give birth to kuffaar like themselves
- now ALLAH SWT is the ALL KNOWING, yet Noah said this to ALLAH

"If You leave them, they will mislead Your slaves, and they will beget none but wicked disbelievers." (Nuh 71:27)

These words of Noah - you live to see it right in front of your very eyes
-in Morroco, the king became just like his father -- the same with Jordan and Libya

SHIA HUJJAH: Imams are God (Jila-ul-Ayoun, Vol. No. 2, and Page No. 85)

And thus do We explain the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) in detail, that the way of the Mujrimûn (criminals, polytheists, sinners), may become manifest. (Al-An'am 6:55)

IF you read the Quran, learn the Quran, you will know Fiqh ul Waqi

The kids of the taghoot grow up to be taghoot just like them

When the kuffaar were teasing the Rasul calling him abtar
- (no future hope because his son died), ALLAH SWT revealed Surah Kawthar

Verily, We have granted you (O Muhammad (Peace be upon him)) Al-Kauthar (a river in Paradise); (Al-Kawthar 108:1)

Therefore turn in prayer to your Lord and sacrifice (to Him only). (Al-Kawthar 108:2)

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). (Al-Kawthar 108:3)

So the question is: What is AL KAWTHAR?
AL KAWTHAR means goodness in abundance

Narrated By Ibn 'Abbas: The word 'Al-Kauthar' means the abundant good which Allah gave to him (the Prophet Muhammad). Abu Bishr said: I said to Said, "Some people claim that it (Al-Kauthar) is a river in Paradise." Said replied, "The river which is in Paradise is one item of that good which Allah has bestowed upon him (Muhammad)." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 8, Book 76, Hadith 580]

Narrated By Abu Bashr: Said bin Jubair said that Ibn 'Abbas said about Al-Kauthar. "That is the good which Allah has bestowed upon His Apostle." I said to Sa'id bin Jubair. "But the people claim that it is a river in Paradise." Said said, "The river in Paradise is part of the good which Allah has bestowed on His Apostle." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 6, Book 60, Hadith 490]

The scholars of tafsir say: ALLAH SWT said "Al " which means ALL
-Al Hawd = The Lake-Fount
-the Rasul said : If you cannot find me, look for the Lake Fount , I will be next to it
-every Prophet has a Lake Fount
-but the Lake Fount of the Rasul is the biggest
-some prophet's, five will only go to drink from his Lake Fount, some only three, some NONE will go , meaning this -Prophet did not give Shahadah to not a single person
-sweeter than honey, whiter than snow, colder than ice
-if you drink from the lake fount once you will never thirst again,
-its drinking cups are more numerous than the stars in the sky = The Lake Fount of the Rasul

Anas ibn Maalik (RA) narrated: I requested the Prophet Muhammad to intercede for me on the Day of Resurrection. He said that he would do it. I asked, “O Messenger of Allah, where should I seek you?” He said, “Look for me first at the sirat.’ I pleaded, “But, if I do not find you at the sirat?” He said, “Look for me at the scale.” he I pleaded again, “If I you there.”“Then,” he said, “Look for me at the pond (Kawthar) , for I shall not be but at these three places.” [Tirmidhi 2441, Ahmed 12825]

Abdullah ibn Umar reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, “Al-Kawthar is a river in Paradise. Its banks are of gold and it flows over pearls and rubies. Its soil is more pleasing than musk, and its water is sweeter than honey and more white than snow.” [Tirmidhi 3372, Ahmed 5920, Ibn e Majah 4334]

The Length is equal to the width, and the length is a months' journey -- Al Hawd of the Rasul SAW

Narrated By Haritha bin Wahb: I heard the Prophet mentioning the Lake-Fount (Al-Kauthar), saying, "(The width of the Lake-Fount) is equal to the distance between Medina and Sana' (capital of Yemen)." Haritha said that he heard the Prophet saying that his Lake-Fount would be as large as the distance between Sana' and Medina. Al-Mustaurid said to Haritha, "Didn't you hear him talking about the vessels?" He said, "No." Al-Mustaurid said, "The vessels are seen in it as (numberless as) the stars." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 8, Book 76, Hadith 591]

Narrated Ibn Al-Musaiyab: The companions of the Prophet said, "Some men from my companions will come to my Lake-Fount and they will be driven away from it, and I will say, 'O Lord, my companions!' It will be said, 'You have no knowledge of what they innovated after you left: they turned apostate as renegades (reverted from Islam). Bukhari Volume 8, Book 76, Number 586

Narrated By Abu Hazim from Sahl bin Sa'd: The Prophet said, "I am your predecessor (forerunner) at the Lake-Fount, and whoever will pass by there, he will drink from it and whoever will drink from it, he will never be thirsty. There will come to me some people whom I will recognize, and they will recognize me, but a barrier will be placed between me and them." Abu Hazim added: An-Nu'man bin Abi 'Aiyash, on hearing me, said. "Did you hear this from Sahl?" I said, "Yes." He said, " I bear witness that I heard Abu Said Al-Khudri saying the same, adding that the Prophet said: 'I will say: They are of me (i.e. my followers). It will be said, 'You do not know what they innovated (new things) in the religion after you left'. I will say, 'Far removed, far removed (from mercy), those who changed (their religion) after me." Abu Huraira narrated that the Prophet said, "On the Day of Resurrection a group of companions will come to me, but will be driven away from the Lake-Fount, and I will say, 'O Lord (those are) my companions!' It will be said, 'You have no knowledge as to what they innovated after you left; they turned apostate as renegades (reverted from Islam)." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 8, Book 76, Hadith #585]

Three types of people will be prevented from drinking from the Lake Fount

1. apostates
2. people of bidah
-like the SHIAs who added to the athan
-the people of bidah, ALLAH SWT asks them in surah 49:16

3. Those that did haraam and then bragged about it
If you do the haraam and did not tell anyone, it’s easy for ALLAH SWT to forgive you
-but if you bragged about it , and you think you did it with impunity, then ALLAH SWT will not forgive you as easily

Narrated By Abu Huraira: I heard Allah's Apostle saying. "All the sins of my followers will be forgiven except those of the Mujahirin (those who commit a sin openly or disclose their sins to the people). An example of such disclosure is that a person commits a sin at night and though Allah screens it from the public, then he comes in the morning, and says, 'O so-and-so, I did such-and-such (evil) deed yesterday,' though he spent his night screened by his Lord (none knowing about his sin) and in the morning he removes Allah's screen from himself." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 8, Book 73, Hadith #095]

A Muslim should be shy and shameful -- if you did haraam
-you shouldn’t even want your shadow to know about it

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

Say: "Will you inform Allah about your religion? While Allah knows all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth, and Allah is All-Aware of everything. (Al-Hujurat 49:16)

2nd tafseer: al kawthar is a river in paradise which is exclusive to the Rasul SAW

THE GOODNESS OF THE RASUL / THE BLESSINGS OF THE RASUL BESTOWED ON HIM BY ALLAH :

1. His name is the most mentioned name
- the name : Muhammad SAW
- this is the meaning of the ayah >> 94:4

And raised high your fame? (Ash-Sharh 94:4)

The Name MUHAMMAD is mentioned in athan, Iqamat, Tashah-hud
There is no human beings name which is mentioned as often as the name Muhammad

2. The Most respected person
3. He is the most successful person

When the historians write about Muhammad, they say he is the most successful person on earth because he is the only man who combined Religion and Politics successfully was Musa able to establish a state? no he was not -- neither was Jesus; the Jews said to Musa : you and your Lord go and fight; the Sahabahs did not say this to Muhammad; they said: never will we say what the Jews said to Musa, instead we will fight shoulder to shoulder with you Muhammad

Narrated By Abdullah (bin Masud): On the day of Badr, Al-Miqdad said, "O Allah's Apostle! We do not say to you as the children of Israel said to Moses, 'Go you and your Lord and fight you two; we are sitting here, (5.24) but (we say). "Proceed, and we are with you." That seemed to delight Allah's Apostle greatly. [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 6, Book 60, Hadith #133]

And verily, your Lord will give you (all i.e. good) so that you shall be well-pleased. (Ad-Duha 93:5)

Michael Hart's "The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History "

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_100 :

4. His character was the most comprehensive character

Indeed in the Messenger of Allah (Muhammad SAW) you have a good example to follow for him who hopes in (the Meeting with) Allah and the Last Day and remembers Allah much. (Al-Ahzab 33:21)

So because his character was the most comprehensive character, ALLAH SWT said in 33:21
-why did ALLAH SWT say this?
-because Muhammad was a husband, father, tradesman
-and he was a just arbitrator, he did not take sides
-he was an arbitrator in disputes, and did not take sides

But no, by your Lord, they can have no Faith, until they make you (O Muhammad SAW) judge in all disputes between them, and find in themselves no resistance against your decisions, and accept (them) with full submission. (An-Nisa 4:65)

-Rasulallah was a judge and he did not have the disease of Asabiyya
-he was a good & fair judge
-he was a skillful army general and was the closest to the enemy line
-he was a politician and was a statesman and established his own state in Madinah
-he was everything a man could be and therefore, he is the best of role models

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

Indeed in the Messenger of Allah (Muhammad SAW) you have a good example to follow for him who hopes in (the Meeting with) Allah and the Last Day and remembers Allah much. (Al-Ahzab 33:21)

5. His Character was Righteous
-He was a "Walking Qur'an" according to our Mother Aisha

And verily, you (O Muhammad SAW) are on an exalted standard of character. (Al-Qalam 68:4)

-he was at the peak of a good character
-all these characteristics of Rasulallah are al Kawthar

6. He lived to see the success of Islam in his lifetime
-it only took him 23 years
-to bring the Arabian Peninsula under the rule of Islam

7. Knowledge

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

Whenever ALLAH wants good for you, HE gives you knowledge of the Deen

8. Hikmah
-knowledge without Hikmah is a recipe for disaster

He it is Who sent among the unlettered ones a Messenger (Muhammad SAW) from among themselves, reciting to them His Verses, purifying them (from the filth of disbelief and polytheism), and teaching them the Book (this Qur'an, Islamic laws and Islamic jurisprudence) and Al-Hikmah (As-Sunnah: legal ways, orders, acts of worship, etc. of Prophet Muhammad SAW). And verily, they had been before in manifest error; (Al-Jumu'ah 62:2)

-al Hikmah in 62:2 is the Sunnah of Rasulallah
-he was very wise
-at times when he would send a battalion, he would give the Ameer a letter
-and advise him not to open that letter until he reached a certain spot

Narrated Ka'b ibn Malik: When the Prophet (SAW) intended to go on an expedition, he always pretended to be going somewhere else, and he would say: "War is deception". [Abu Dawud 2629, Tirmidhi 1681, Ahmed 14312]

-even the Ameer didn’t know where he was heading
-the Munafiqun would use these incidents to say that even Rasulallah didn’t know what he was doing
-when he made Hijrah, he went south towards Yemen instead of heading north to Madinah
-he did the exact opposite of what the people expected him to do
-Asma brought food for Rasulallah & Abu Bakr in the cave
-every cause has strong women to support it
-she was 27 years old at that time

He grants Hikmah to whom He pleases, and he, to whom Hikmah is granted, is indeed granted abundant good. But none remember (will receive admonition) except men of understanding. (Al-Baqarah 2:269)

9. Good Health
-Rasulallah had about 20 white hair
-he was able to race with Aisha
-he was also able to sleep with all of his 9 wives in one night (with the same ghusl)
-he was given the strength of 40 men to have relations

The Holy Prophet ate, drank and had sex. At times he would have sex with all nine wives in one night with one ghusl (Tirmidhi)

10. Rizq

And He found you poor, and made you rich (self-sufficient with self-contentment, etc.)? (Ad-Duha 93:8)

11. al-Hidaaya
-the greatest of all the "al-Kawthar"
-al-Hidaaya: the Divine Guidance
-it is the most important thing in our lives

And He found you unaware (of the Qur'ān, its legal laws, and Prophethood, etc.) and guided you? (Ad-Duha 93:7)

Guide us to the Straight Way. (Al-Fatihah 1:6)

-the most precious thing in our lives
-we will be asked 3 questions in the grave regarding al-Hidaaya
-His son Abdullah died in Makkah
-He was given a beautiful slave-girl named Maria from Egypt
-the King of Egypt said to Hatib ibn Balta’a that Rasulallah invited to what was good
-and he gave Hatib two she-slaves (Maria & her sister Sirine)
-they both gave birth to sons (Maria gave birth to Ibrahim)
-A King only sends beautiful looking women as gifts
-Ibrahim died 18 months later
-Rasulallah & Maria were devastated as the death of their sons
-Maria died 5 years after Rasulallah
-Hatib ibn Balta’ah gave Da'wah to Maria and her sister and they both took Shahadah
-Kuffaar will tell you they didn’t; that is a lie


Anas bin Malik reported that: The Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.) entered the room and we accompanied him... And Ibrahim breathed his last. The eyes of Allah's Messenger (S.A.W.) were filled with tears. Abdur Rehman Ibne Auf said: 'you are weeping, O Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.)'. He (S.A.W.) replied: "Ibne Auf, This is mercy". Then he (S.A.W.) said: "Our eyes shed tears and our hearts are filled with grief, but we do not say anything except that by which Allah is pleased. O, Ibrahim we are sorrowful due to your separation." narration has been mentioned in Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim, Sunan Abi Dawood and Sunan Ibne Majah:

They took Shahadah on their way to Madinah from Egypt
-Rasulallah cried at the death of Ibrahim because he loved him dearly
-Scholars of Aqeeda, Tafseer, and Seerah said the reason ALLAH took the sons of Rasulallah
-was because He wanted to emphasize that there was no Prophet after Rasulallah

Therefore turn in prayer to your Lord and sacrifice (to Him only). (Al-Kawthar 108:2)

Salah is the first act of Ibadah that ALLAH will ask us about on Yawm al-Qiyamat
-this is the Tafseer of 108:2

The difference between a man (Muslim) and shirk and kufr is the abandoning of salah. (Sahih Muslim: Kitab ul Iman: Book 001, Number 0147)

Narrated 'Abdullah ibn Shaqiq al-'Aqeely, "The companions of Muhammad (SAW), did not consider the abandonment of any act, with the exception of prayer, as being disbelief (kufr)." (Tirmizhi and al-Hakim, who said it met al-Bukhari’s and Muslim's conditions)

-the difference between a Muslim & Kaafir is Salah
-there is no Deen for one who doesn’t pray

But if they repent, perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat) and give Zakat, then they are your brethren in religion. (In this way) We explain the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) in detail for a people who know. (At-Tawbah 9:11)

No such thing as a "non-practicing Muslim"
-Ali said he feared for this Ummah false hope

"What has caused you to enter Hell?" (Al-Muddaththir 74:42)

They will say: "We were not of those who used to offer their Salat (prayers). (Al-Muddaththir 74:43)

"Nor we used to feed Al-Miskin (the poor); (Al-Muddaththir 74:44)

"And we used to talk falsehood (all that which Allah hated) with vain talkers. (Al-Muddaththir 74:45)

"And we used to belie the Day of Recompense. (Al-Muddaththir 74:46)

"Until there came to us (the death) that is certain." (Al-Muddaththir 74:47)

So no intercession of intercessors will be of any use to them. (Al-Muddaththir 74:48)


Yaqeen in 74:47 means "Death"
-if your Salah is intact, ALLAH will look at the other acts of Ibadah you have done

The Messenger (S.A.W.) told us in an authentic hadith , “The first thing the people will be accountable for on the Day of Judgment is prayer, Allah will say to His angels (even though he already knows) : “Look at my servants prayers. Were they complete or not?” If they were complete It will be written as complete. If they were not fully complete Allah will say: “See if my servant has voluntary prayers, If he has them Allah will say: Complete his obligatory prayers shortage with his voluntary prayers.” Then the rest of his deeds will be dealt with in the same manner.” {Reported by Imams Ahmad, Abu Dawood, An-Nisa'i, and Al-Hakim}

--Sacrifice means the sacrifices done for the Deen such as the sacrifice in the battlefield or to sacrifice your wealth in HIS Cause
--Sacrificing your time for the Deen

Verily, Allah has purchased of the believers their lives and their properties; for the price that theirs shall be the Paradise. They fight in Allah's Cause, so they kill (others) and are killed. It is a promise in truth which is binding on Him in the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel) and the Qur'an. And who is truer to his covenant than Allah? Then rejoice in the bargain which you have concluded. That is the supreme success. (At-Tawbah 9:111)

--Abu Haneefa said that you must sacrifice an animal to attend the Eid Salah
--EId Salah is Fard and the sacrifice is Sunnah al-Muakkadah
--Ibn Taymiyyah debated with those who said Eid Salah is Sunnah
--when Eid Salah and Jumu'ah collide, we cancel Jumu'ah and pray Eid Salah
--Abu Haneefa & Ibn Taymiyyah both said Eid Salah is Fard

In Sunan Aboo Dawood (1072), Musannaf of Abdur-Razzaq (no.5725) with an authentic chain of narration from Ibn Zubair that he said: "Two 'Eids coincided on the same day and so they were both joined together by making them one. He prayed on the day of Juma'h two raka'hs in the morning and he did not add to them until he prayed Asr Prayer ..."

"I witnessed Mu'aaweeyah ibn Abee - Have you witnessed the coinciding of two 'Eids on the same day with the Prophet (SAW)? He replied: Yes. So he said: What did he do? He replied: He (SAW) prayed 'Eid ul-Fitr and then gave permission not to pray Jum'ah, and said: 'He amongst you who desires to pray them, pray'" Ahmad 4/372

Umm Atiyah reported: "The Messenger of Allah (saw) commanded us to bring out on Eid ul-Fitr-al-Fitr and Eid ul-Fitr-al-Adha, young women, hijab-observing adult women and the menstruating women. [MUSLIM]

Say (O Muhammad SAW): "Verily, my Salat (prayer), my sacrifice, my living, and my dying are for Allah, the Lord of the 'Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists). (Al-An'am 6:162)

--Islam is a tree and it grows with the blood of the Mujahideen and the blood of the Shuhadah.
--those who believe in the covenant of security have betrayed the blood the of Mujahideen & Shuhadah
--when we sacrifice our lives on the battlefield, it must be Fi Sabilillah
--not Fi Sabili Democracy or Fi Sabili Nationalism
--Rasuallah said the Mujahid is the one who dies on the battlefield dying for ALLAH

Eid al-Adha is Eid al-Kabir
--its on the 10th of Dhul Hijjah
--Eid Kabir is coming, the day we sacrifice animals, it last 3- 4 days long
--its on the tenth of dhull hijjah
--on the 9th of Dhul Hijjah is when you are on Mount Arafat
--some Muslims celebrate Eid ul fitr as if its the big eid, but its not
--the Muslims suffer hunger and thirst for 30 long days, and when Eid ul Fitr comes they get excited and celebrate it as if its the big Eid but the big Eid is the Eid al Kabir

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). (Al-Kawthar 108:3)

These kuffar in Mecca, Abu lahab , Abu Jahl, Utbah etc were laughing; "Muhammad's second son is dead, he has no sons, so when Muhammad dies, Islam will be no more". Smear, sneer, and jeer, but ALLAH SWT said : it is your enemy , not you Muhammad, who will be cut off from future hope, what became of Abu Jahl, Abu Lahab, Utbah? They died at the battle of badr, the Prophet SAW stood above their bodies and yelled out their names and said "do you find the promise of ALLAH SWT to be true? "

Narrated By Ibn 'Umar: The Prophet looked at the people of the well (the well in which the bodies of the pagans killed in the Battle of Badr were thrown) and said, "Have you found true what your Lord promised you?" Somebody said to him, "You are addressing dead people." He replied, "You do not hear better than they but they cannot reply." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 2, Book 23, Hadith #452]

The Prophet said to Quraish : "Oh people of Quraish, i come to massacre you". They were laughing at the Muslims who were put on embargo for three years : "look at the Muslims , they can hardly feed themselves, and they say to us they've come to strike us down". So when the Rasul said "Oh people of Quraish, i come to massacre you, to strike you down" This came to pass at the battle of badr when the Rasul stood above their dead bodies. Why is that they were mocking and jeering Muhammad SAW?

‘Do you hear, O group of Quraysh? By Him in Whose hand is the soul of Muhammad, I have come to you with slaughter!’ [Musnad Ahmad]

Verily! (During the worldly life) those who committed crimes used to laugh at those who believed. (Al-Mutaffifin 83:29)

And thus We have set up in every town great ones of its wicked people to plot therein. But they plot not except against their ownselves, and they perceive (it) not. (Al-An'am 6:123)

They were laughing because it is all a scheme : psychological warfare
--but ALLAH SWT said in surah 3:54

And they (disbelievers) plotted [to kill 'Iesa (Jesus)], and Allah planned too. And Allah is the Best of the planners. (Aali Imran 3:54)

The kuffaar plot, plan and schemes -- but ALLAH SWT also plans, and ALLAH SWT is the Best of Planners
--you cannot say ALLAH SWT 'plots'
--because plots regarding carrying out something evil
--therefore for ALLAH SWT, you don't say ALLAH SWT plotted, but planned
--its the kaafirs who plot

first caliph : Abu Bakr (father in law of Muhammad)

This Khilafah will not end until there have been twelve Khulafa among them, all of whom will be from the Quraish. [Sahih Muslim, Book 020, Number 4477]

This matter (rule) will remain with the Quraish, and none will rebel against them, but Allah will throw him down on his face, as long as the Quraish uphold the Deen. [Sahih Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 89, Number 253]

Prophet (SAW) said: Islam will continue to be dominant until there have been twelve Khulafa, all of them will be from the Quraish. [Sahih Muslim, Book 020, Number 4480]

Islam will continue to be dominant until there have been twelve Khulafa, all of them will be from the Quraish.

2nd caliph : Umar ibn al Khattab
--Aisha migrated when she was 17
--she got married at the age of 19
--Umar ibn al-Khattab was the father in law of Rasulullah because Rasulullah married Hafsa

3rd Khalifah was Uthman ibn Affan, he was married to 2 daughters of Rasulullah

4th Khalifah was Ali ibn Abi Taalib, he married Fatima, the daughter of Rasulullah

5th Khalifah was Hasan ibn Ali ibn Abi Taalib, the grandson of Rasulullah

6th Khalifah was Muwa'wiyah, the brother-in-law of Rasulullah, he was the brother of Umm Habiba
--all these 6 Khulafah were from the household of Rasulullah
--Abu Bakr fought Musaylimah and the war of ar-Ridda
--Umar ibn al-Khattab's conversion to Islam brought strength to Islam
--after his conversion, the Muslims prayed in the open
--all the Sahaba migrated secretly but he was the ONLY one to make Hijrah openly
--he conquered the Coptic Egypt
--he was the one that conquered Egypt
--he conquered Persia

The Kuffar laugh at the death of Muslim children
--in Libya, Bulgarian nurses injected AIDS in the veins of Muslim children

HIV trial in Libya - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HIV_trial_in_Libya

Tariq ibn Ziad, a Berber from Morocco
--he conquered Spain at the age of 17
--827 AH (1453 CE), Muhammad al-Fateh conquered Constantinople (now Istanbul in Turkey)
--265,000 Mujahideen fought to conquer Istanbul
--Tariq had 12,000 Mujahideen
--Muhammad al-Fateh had to have a large army because he was facing the Romans
--Rasuallah predicted it in a Hadith
--saying this army is from amongst the best of armies and the army general is from the best of army generals
--these Mujahideen were the sons of Rasulullah
--yet they were the stalwarts of Islam
--the Kuffaar thought Islam wouldn't prevail because Rasulullah's sons died
--but Islam has enough stalwarts
--we don't need sons to survive

LESSONS FROM SURAH AL-KAWTHAR:

1. ALLAH has promised Islam a brilliant future
--this promise came on many occasions in the Qur'an
--Mushriq: polytheist, pagan, idolaters
--ALLAH will never break His promises

He it is Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad SAW) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islamic Monotheism) to make it victorious over all (other) religions even though the Mushrikûn (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, and disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah and in His Messenger Muhammed SAW) hate (it). (As-Saff 61:9)

2. Kuffar don't want us to have any good coming from ALLAH
--they rejoice when our children die

Neither those who disbelieve among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) nor Al-Mushrikûn (the disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah, idolaters, polytheists, pagans, etc.) like that there should be sent down unto you any good from your Lord. But Allah chooses for His Mercy whom He wills. And Allah is the Owner of Great Bounty. (Al-Baqarah 2:105)

3. The mentality of the Kuffaar is depraved & corrupted
--because they celebrate the death of children

AL-FAKHURA SCHOOL INCIDENT : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Fakhura_school_incident

4. Salah and Sacrifices are interwoven

5. Eid Salah is Fard
--Ibn Taymiyyah said those who say Eid Salah is Sunnah are mistaken

6. All the prophets had avowed enemies
--dedicated to fight them and their message

And thus We have set up in every town great ones of its wicked people to plot therein. But they plot not except against their ownselves, and they perceive (it) not. (Al-An'am 6:123)

7. The kuffaar laugh at you to make you doubt your faith

8. Mankind takes pride in sons

9. Islam is a tree that survives on the blood of the Mujahideen
--Islam does NOT need sons to survive

10. Kuffaar are very narrow-minded and short sighted
--the kuffaar do not realize that Islam is the Deen of ALLAH
--ALLAH SWT will protect Islam and has promised Islam a brilliant future
--ALLAH SWT never breaks HIS promises >> 3:194

"Our Lord! Grant us what You promised unto us through Your Messengers and disgrace us not on the Day of Resurrection, for You never break (Your) Promise." (Aali Imran 3:194)

ALLAH SWT promises Islam a brilliant future >>

He it is Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad SAW) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islamic Monotheism) to make it victorious over all (other) religions even though the Mushrikûn (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, and disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah and in His Messenger Muhammed SAW) hate (it). (As-Saff 61:9)


11. The Enemies of Muhammad (Abu Jahl, Abu Lahab), their religion is nowhere to be found in the Arabian Peninsula
--THEY , the kuffaar were the ones who were abtar
--cut off from all future hope