Wednesday, November 16, 2011

-223- Allah's Sunnan Never Changes


Allah's Sunnan Never Changes
by Shaikh Abdullah Faisal

(evening dars: 11.16.11)

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Bismillah

Allah has certain Sunnah dealing with the creation
-The Sunnah of Allah cannot be changed
-Allah dealt with the homosexuals in a particular way, "natural disaster"
-Allah dealt with a gay city- New Orleans (Louisiana, US)

...So no change will you find in Allah's Sunnah (way of dealing), and no turning off will you find in Allah's Sunnah (way of dealing). (Fatir 35:43)

No change will you find in Allah’s Sunnah

-whether you are a Muslim or kaafir, Allah has a way of dealing with you
-why did Allah command you to travel through the land?
-Pompeii in Italy, Ephesus, Sodom and Gomorrah
-Many civilizations were destroyed by natural disasters

...Then, can they expect anything (else), but the Sunnah (way of dealing) of the peoples of old? So no change will you find in Allah's Sunnah (way of dealing), and no turning off will you find in Allah's Sunnah (way of dealing). (Fatir 35:43)

-Allah’s Sunnah is vast
-Sunnah =path /way
-Sunnan = plural
-this topic may take 2 separate sittings because Allah's Sunnah is vast
-Allah doesn’t have 1 Sunnah He has Sunnan
-Sunnan = many many paths

…set you (O Muhammad SAW) your face towards the religion of pure Islamic Monotheism Hanifa (worship none but Allah Alone) Allah's Fitrah (i.e. Allah's Islamic Monotheism), with which He has created mankind. No change let there be in Khalq-illah (i.e. the Religion of Allah Islamic Monotheism), that is the straight religion, but most of men know not. [Tafsir Tabari, Vol 21, Page 41] (Ar-Rum 30:30)


THE SUNNAN OF ALLAH:

1. MAN WAS CREATED A MUSLIM

-every child was born Muslim

The Prophet Muhammad said, "No baby is born but upon Fitra (as a Muslim). It is his parents who make him a Jew or a Christian or a Polytheist." (Sahih Muslim, Book 033, Number 6426

2. HE GIVES YOU ILM IF YOU FEAR HIM (swt)

...So be afraid of Allah; and Allah teaches you. And Allah is the All-Knower of each and everything. (Al-Baqarah 2:282)

3. HE GIVES FURQAN TO THOSE WHO FEAR HIM

O you who believe! If you obey and fear Allah, He will grant you Furqan a criterion [(to judge between right and wrong), or (Makhraj, i.e. making a way for you to get out from every difficulty)], and will expiate for you your sins, and forgive you, and Allah is the Owner of the Great Bounty. (Al-Anfal 8:29)

FURQAN-the ability to judge right from wrong

-and truth from falsehood
-Some of you when you marry, you marry the shaytan
-Allah did not give you the Furqan you have no taqwa

4. WHEN ALLAH LOVES YOU, HE GIVES YOU THE PROPER UNDERSTANDING OF THE DEEN

Narrated By Mu’awiyah: I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "If Allah wants to do good to a person, He makes him comprehend the religion. I am just a distributor, but the grant is from Allah. (And remember) that this nation (true Muslims) will keep on following Allah's teachings strictly and they will not be harmed by any one going on a different path till Allah's order (Day of Judgment) is established." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 1, Book 3, Hadith #071]


-a person who’s a Barelvis who believes you can pray to the grave,
-its obvious Allah doesn’t love him

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

We want Muslims by conviction

-He is a Muslim by culture not a Muslim by conviction
-They are only following culture

Say (O Muhammad SAW to mankind): "If you (really) love Allah then follow me (i.e. accept Islamic Monotheism, follow the Qur'an and the Sunnah), Allah will love you and forgive you of your sins. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful." (Aali Imran 3:31)

-this ayah commands you to follow hadith
-Parvezi doesn’t believe in hadith and are 5-star kaafir
-They are commanded in the Quran to follow hadith

...And whatsoever the Messenger (Muhammad SAW) gives you, take it, and whatsoever he forbids you, abstain (from it), and fear Allah. Verily, Allah is Severe in punishment. (Al-Hashr 59:7)

5. THE BARAKAH OF ISLAM IS GIVEN ONLY TO HOSE WHOM HE (swt) LOVES

-How many times you seen 2 sisters where one wears hijab
-and the other sister doesn’t? But they are from the same mother
-One is guided and the other is not
-The kuffaar are blessed w/ barakah
-the richest country is the USA, then China then Japan
-the top 10 richest countries are NOT Muslim countries
-they are blessed w/ food, clothing, agriculture, shelter
-but the blessing of Islam is only given to those He loves

And whoever disbelieved, let not his disbelief grieve you (O Muhammad SAW), to Us is their return, and We shall inform them what they have done. Verily, Allah is the All Knower of what is in the breasts (of men). (Luqman 31:23)

We let them enjoy for a little while, then in the end We shall oblige them to (enter) a great torment. (Luqman 31:24)

Allah allows the kuffaar
to enjoy them for a little while in the dunya
-with pretty girls, cars etc
-then they are piled up in the hell fire
-So do not envy the kufaar for their dunya
-the dunya is their paradise
-they live their lives on Prozac
-Allah's barakah is numerous and he gives to everybody

The barakah of Islam, Allah gives to only whom He loves
-So you, the Muslims, are special
-whether you are a Jew, Christian, Hindu etc...you enjoy Allah’s barakah
-for you to be a Muslim who prays 5x a day, wear niqaab etc...
-Allah gives it to only whom He loves
-Do not envy the kuffaar for their dunya
-Allah's barakah of Islam is given to only those whom He loves
-therefore its possible for 2 people from the same mother,
-one turns out to be Muslim and the other turns out to be atheist

6. ALLAH WILL NEVER CHANGE A CONDITION OF THE PEOPLE UNLESS THEY, THEMSELVES, CHANGE

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. (Ra'd 13:11)


-today you, the Muslims, are complaining that your situation is pitiful,
-appalling, and pathetic
-and you cry out that Muslims are oppressed all over the world
-all the Sunnan of Allah are found in Qur’an and sunnah
-if your state is pitiful, appalling, and pathetic
-Allah will never change your state until you abandon hypocrisy

7. THE SWEETNESS OF VICTORY IS GIVEN TO YOU IN TURNS

If a wound (and killing) has touched you, be sure a similar wound (and killing) has touched the others. And so are the days (good and not so good), We give to men by turns, that Allah may test those who believe, and that He may take martyrs from among you. And Allah likes not the Zalimûn (polytheists and wrong¬doers). (Aali Imran 3:140)


-the Sahabahs won at the Battle of Badr but not at the Battle of Uhud
-one day you will be successful and the other day you will not
-the only hope for those of us w/ so many sins is to die on the battlefield

8. NATURAL DISASTERS ARE USED BY ALLAH AS A PUNISHMENT FOR THE KUFFAAR

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. (Al-Anfal 8:53)

Similar to the behaviour of the people of Fir'aun (Pharaoh), and those before them. They belied the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.), of their Lord, so We destroyed them for their sins, and We drowned the people of Fir'aun (Pharaoh) for they were all Zalimûn (polytheists and wrong-doers, etc.). (Al-Anfal 8:54)


-Allah will never change prosperity for felicity until you change

THE TSUNAMI OF JAPAN
-e.g. the tsunami of Japan
-Japan is the 3rd advanced country in the world
-Allah gave them the aql
-but they never thank Allah for these blessings
-Allah bless them with wealth and no time in their lives have they thanked Allah
-the word alhamdulillah is not in their vocabulary

PROPHET SALEH

Then they denied him and they killed it. So their Lord destroyed them because of their sin, and made them equal in destruction (i.e. all grades of people, rich and poor, strong and weak, etc.)! (Ash-Shams 91:14)


Allah is telling us that natural disaster
-is used as a punishment by Allah of their sins
-the people had a meeting to kill the camel
-They plotted to kill the camel it was huge
-and prophet Salah told them not to do it
-they waited for the camel to get drink and ambushed the camel
-They killed the she-camel of Allah
-Allah destroyed them of their sin

Habib an-Najjir :
-Have you heard the story of Habib? When he came rushing to his people..
-All he did was invited them to tawheed
-but they stoned him to death
-He said follow these messengers they are guided on the right path,
-on the haqq, and are not asking for money
-they trampled on top of him then burned his body
-he did not steal their money, seduce their daughters etc
-People kill for cohabiting and money
-All he tried to do was invite them to Allah but they killed him
-the greatest jihad is to speak the truth in front of a tyrannical ruler

Abu Sa’eed Khudri (RA) reported from the Prophet (SAW) that he said, ‘Indeed, the mightiest of jihad is a just word before a tyrant king.” [Tirmidhi 2181, Abu Dawud 4344, Ibn Majah 4011]

It was said (to him when the disbelievers killed him): "Enter Paradise." He said: "Would that my people knew! (Ya-Sin 36:26)

"That my Lord (Allah) has forgiven me, and made me of the honoured ones!" (Ya-Sin 36:27)

And We sent not against his people after him a host from heaven, nor do We send (such a thing). (Ya-Sin 36:28)

It was but one Saihah (shout, etc.) and lo! They (all) were silent (dead-destroyed). (Ya-Sin 36:29)

Allah did not need to send an army of angels to destroy them

-They are pitiful, appalling, and pathetic
-They all ganged up on one man
-they were destroyed by only one blast

Why did Allah destroy New Orleans (Louisiana, US)?
-they have black magic there and homos-xuality
-so Allah sent Hurricane Katrina in 2005
-because he did the same for Sodom Gomorrah
-Allah has to be seen to be fair
-Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans was a punishment
-for the kuffaar and a reminder for the believers
-When good comes it’s from Allah when bad comes, it’s your Own doings

Whatever of good reaches you, is from Allah, but whatever of evil befalls you, and is from yourself. And We have sent you (O Muhammad SAW) as a Messenger to mankind, and Allah is Sufficient as a Witness. (An-Nisa 4:79)

“Anas May Allah be pleased with him says, “I went into the presence of Aishah May Allah be pleased with our mother whilst someone else was seated with her. The person asked, ‘O Mother of the believers, relate to us regarding earthquakes (as to their cause)’ She turned her face away. I (Anas) asked her, ‘Relate to us regarding earthquakes, O Mother of the believers!’ She said, “O Anas, if I were to inform you thereof, you will live a sorrowful life and you will die in this state of grief and you will be raised on the Day of Judgment whilst this fear is in your heart.” I said, “O Mother, relate to me.” She then said, “When a woman removes her clothes in a house other than her husbands (an indication towards adultery), she tears the veil between her and Allah. When she applies perfume to please a male other than her husband, this will be a source of fire and a blemish for her. When the people then begin to commit adultery, consume alcohol and use musical instruments, Allah becomes enraged in the heavens and orders the Earth to shake them. If they repent and refrain, then it is good for them, otherwise Allah will cause it to fall upon them.” I asked, “Is this their punishment?” She said, “It is rather a mercy, means of blessings and admonishment for the believers, and a punishment, display of anger and torment for the unbelievers.”

EXAMPLE: POMPEII, ITALY

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pompeii

Allah said He can punish you in the night time or in the day time


9. ALLAH WILL NEVER PUNISH THE WAYWARD UNTIL HE SENDS A WARNER TO HIM

Whoever goes right, then he goes right only for the benefit of his ownself. And whoever goes astray, then he goes astray to his own loss. No one laden with burdens can bear another's burden. And We never punish until We have sent a Messenger (to give warning). (Al-Isra 17:15)


And We never punish until We have sent a Messenger (to give warning). (Al-Isra 17:15)

-The people of Noah were destroyed by the flood
-he warned them for 950 years

10. WHEN YOU DECLARE WAR ON A SERVANT OF ALLAH, THEN HE DECLARES WAR ON YOU

Ibn Abbas is also reported to have said,
"Whoever loves for the sake of Allah, and hates for the sake of Allah, and whoever seals a friendship for His sake, or declares an enmity for His sake, will receive, because of this, the protection of Allah. No one may taste true faith except by this, even if his prayers and fasts are many. People have come to build their relationships around the concerns of the world, but it will not benefit them in any way." (4) Ibn Taymiyyah, al-Ihtijaj bil-Qadar, p.62.


Verily, those who put into trial the believing men and believing women (by torturing them and burning them), and then do not turn in repentance, (to Allah), will have the torment of Hell, and they will have the punishment of the burning Fire. (Al-Buruj 85:10)

-you prevent people from wearing the hijab, niqaab,
-from going for hajj, ban halal meat etc
-and the munafiqeen are helping them
-they call it a war on terror, BUT it is a war on Islam

GEORGE BUSH SAID THIS IS A CRUSADE
-Pakistan and Saudi Arabia helping them with their crusade
-Bush said we learned from the British that Iraq has uranium form Africa
-Bush was wiser than you though
-all presidents have people that write speeches for them
-Allah struck them down with hurricane Katrina
-As soon as they invaded Iraq
-they are so proud and arrogant,
-they don’t accept it as a punishment
-Even when Allah’s punishment strikes them down,
-they see it as just another natural disaster

Abu Huraira (r.a) also reports a Hadith Qudsi in which our Holy Prophet (saw) informs us that Allah (swt) said: 'Whosoever acts with enmity towards a Friend of Mine, I will indeed declare war against him" [Hadith Qudsi: Bukhari]

These dars we covered in a 2 day period ..
-Shaikh will first re-cap and then begin the 2nd part

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Bismillah ...

Some students do not invite their family & friends to the dars
-because they are not sure they can cope w/ the knowledge
-so they monopolize the knowledge
-please tell them to listen from the blog and send out invites
-the scholars of Islam derive the sunnah of Allah from Qur'an and Hadeeth

6. ALLAH WILL NEVER CHANGE A CONDITION OF THE PEOPLE UNLESS THEY, THEMSELVES, CHANGE

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. (Ra'd 13:11)


There are 2 tafseers for this ayah:
1. if you are enjoying prosperity, He will not take that away and replace it w/ hardship
-until you leave off your deen

2. if you are suffering in life, Allah will not replace the suffering w/ goodness till you return to the deen

7. THE SWEETNESS OF VICTORY IS GIVEN TO YOU IN TURNS
-on day we win and the next day, the kuffaar might win

We give to men by turns, that Allah may test those who believe, and that He may take martyrs from among you. And Allah likes not the Zalimûn (polytheists and wrong¬doers). (Aali Imran 3:140)

8. NATURAL DISASTERS ARE USED BY ALLAH AS A PUNISHMENT FOR THE KUFFAAR

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. (Al-Anfal 8:53


Similar to the behaviour of the people of Fir'aun (Pharaoh), and those before them. They belied the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.), of their Lord, so We destroyed them for their sins, and We drowned the people of Fir'aun (Pharaoh) for they were all Zalimûn (polytheists and wrong-doers, etc.). (Al-Anfal 8:54)

Example:

Hurricane Katrina (New Orleans, Louisiana, US) - 2005
-a city where they have black magic and gay s-x
-it's called the BIG EASY because lifestyles there are "easy"
-their disaster zone was so vast, the president
-had to tour it in his private plane, Air Force I
-so see 91:14, there are natural disasters to destroy the kuffaar

Then they denied him and they killed it. So their Lord destroyed them because of their sin, and made them equal in destruction (i.e. all grades of people, rich and poor, strong and weak, etc.)! (Ash-Shams 91:14)

And He (Allah) feared not the consequences thereof. (Ash-Shams 91:15)


One day, there was an earth tremor and Umar said,
-today the earth shook today and it is because of your sin!

Ibn Al-Qayyim (RH) said: “Allah sometimes gives the earth permission to breathe, which is when major earthquakes occur, and this makes people feel afraid, so they repent, give up sins, pray to Allah and feel regret [for their sins]. Whenever there was an earthquake, some of the Salaf (early Muslims) would say: Your Lord is warning you. Also, when Madinah was struck by an earthquake, `Umar ibn Al-Khattab (RA) addressed the people, saying: If there is another earthquake, I will not stay here with you.”

Tsunami in Banda Aceh - the masjid stood but the homes were flattened

-same material was used to build the homes
-as the masjid but Allah spared only the masjid
-in this tourist area, the people dabbled in zina

In 2000, Turkey had an enormous earthquake [had another yesterday]
-the army base there was buried under the ocean
-the drunk soldiers played football w/ the Holy Qur'an
-but there are no earthquakes in Madinah or Makkah
-they are protected by Ibrahim's du'a

When Aisha (r.a.) asked about earthquakes, the Rasool (saws) said
-it was a punishment for the kuffaar and lesson for the believers
-Allah's Sunnah does not change
-He punishes the wayward

When the people then begin to commit adultery, consume alcohol and use musical instruments, Allah becomes enraged in the heavens and orders the Earth to shake them. If they repent and refrain, then it is good for them, otherwise Allah will cause it to fall upon them.” I asked, “Is this their punishment?” She said, “It is rather a mercy, means of blessings and admonishment for the believers, and a punishment, display of anger and torment for the unbelievers.”

Prophet Nuh told Allah, if you leave these kuffaar on the earth
-and do not destroy them,
-they will lead your righteous servants astray

And Nuh (Noah) said: "My Lord! Leave not one of the disbelievers on the earth! (Nuh 71:26)

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


Allah answered Nuh's du'a and destroyed his people w/ a natural disaster
-when Allah wants to protect a people, He refuses
-to punish them when their prophet is in their midst
-but sometimes He destroys a people while their prophet witnesses their own destruction

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

Bashar al-Assad
(Syria) is as evil as his father;
-they are Shiites who butcher the Sunnis
-they give birth to kids who are as evil as they are

Kalb ibn Kalb - the son of a dog
-in Syria, the soldiers will make you recite Shahadah IN Bashar's name!
-they're killing 500 Muslims a day
-but NATO refuses to move against them because they are Shia, like a Jew
-there's no difference between Bashar al-Assad and a Jew

9. ALLAH WILL NEVER PUNISH THE WAYWARD UNTIL HE SENDS A WARNER TO HIM

And We never punish until We have sent a Messenger (to give warning). (Al-Isra 17:15)

Those who accepted the hujjah, Ali (r.a.)
spared their lives but
-those who refused, they were massacred
-hujjah = evidence
-this was at the Battle of Nahrawaan

10. WHEN YOU DECLARE WAR ON A SERVANT OF ALLAH, THEN HE DECLARES WAR ON YOU
-incest is rife
-but if you kill an Islamic scholar, it's a nail in your coffin

Prophet Yahya's head was chopped off because the king wanted to have s-x w/ his (king) niece

'Whosoever acts with enmity towards a Friend of Mine, I will indeed declare war against him"[Hadith Qudsi: Bukhari]

O you who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians as Auliya' (friends, protectors, helpers, etc.), they are but Auliya' to one another. And if any amongst you takes them as Auliya', then surely he is one of them. Verily, Allah guides not those people who are the Zalimûn (polytheists and wrong¬doers and unjust). (Al-Ma'idah 5:51)


-colonization’s last for many years because some of these Crusaders
-are in collusion w/ munafiqh
-who then become kaafir, themselves
-hypocrites take sides w/ Crusader invaders and
-they are the real enemy (see Surah 63:4)
-these hypocrites will say WALLAHI - see 63:4

They are the enemies, so beware of them. May Allah curse them! How are they denying (or deviating from) the Right Path. (Al-Munafiqun 63:4)

When Muslim countries are invaded, they often split
-down the middle to help the kuffaar
-they know the language and terrain so they are more dangerous
-so they are the real enemies

They are the enemies, so beware of them. May Allah curse them! How are they denying (or deviating from) the Right Path. (Al-Munafiqun 63:4)

11. FOR EVERY CIVILIZATION, ALLAH HAS APPOINTED A FIXED TERM BY WHICH IT SHALL CRUMBLE, PERISH AND DIE


-you can be desperately trying to save your civilization, but your time will end
-the Pharaoh killed boy babies, desperately seeking to hold on to his empire
-this was after they had wise men interpret his dream
-of the boy growing to destroy his kingdom
-he tried to change qadurullah
-he was intoxicated w/ power
-but the same boy in the dream, was found by Pharaoh’s wife
-and said let's keep him and raise him
-the boy grew up as a prince, highly educated and eventually,
-destroyed the kingdom of the Pharaoh
-the word meaning TO DIE in Arabic is ajel

And (remember) when We delivered you from Fir'aun's (Pharaoh) people, who were afflicting you with a horrible torment, killing your sons and sparing your women, and therein was a mighty trial from your Lord. (Al-Baqarah 2:49)

And every nation has its appointed term; when their term is reached, neither can they delay it nor can they advance it an hour (or a moment). (Al-A'raf 7:34)

Look at the Coptic’s in Egypt?
Now in the dustbin of history
Or, the Persian Empire? Now in the dustbin of history
Or, the Byzantine Empire? Now in the dustbin of history
Or, the USSR? Now in the dustbin of history
-(they were controlling the lives of a billion people)
Or, Mongolia? Now in the dustbin of history

In 1260 AD, the Battle of Ain Jaloot took care of the Tartars
-capital of Mongolia is Ulaanbaatar

And every nation has its appointed term; when their term is reached, neither can they delay it nor can they advance it an hour (or a moment). (Al-A'raf 7:34)

When an empire starts to lock up innocent people,
-it means they can feel their empire slipping away

Abdullah ibn Amr (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, “No Muslim dies on the day of Friday or the night of Friday but Allah protects him from the trial in the grave.” [Tirmidhi 1076, Ahmed 6593]

-they said they killed Imam Awlaki on a Friday
-(Hadith says he is in Jannah to die on Jumm'ah)
-but all they did was wake up the sleeping lions
-Allah has to take revenge on such an act
-He must declare war on those kuffaar
-the kuffaar are delusional
-in Moldavia (Eastern Europe),
-they have 'black prisons' [no one knows where they are]
-and they are also called “secret prisons”

Narrated By Ibn Abbas: The Prophet sent Mu'adh to Yemen and said, "Fear the supplication of the oppressed, for there is no barrier between it and Allah." [Sahih al-Bukhari (1395) and Sahih Muslim (19)]

-fear the du'a of the man who is oppressed because there's no barrier between himself and his Lord


3 PEOPLE'S DU'AS ARE ANSWERED
1. The parent for their child
2. The traveler
3. The oppressed

The Prophet (SAW) declared: 'Three du'as are surely answered: The du'a of the oppressed, the du'a of the traveler, and the du'a of the father/mother (upon their child)'. The One who is suffering injustice is heard by Allah (SWT) when he invokes Allah (SWT) to retain his rights from the unjust one or oppressor. [al-Bayhaqi, at-Tirmidhi - Sahih]

12. AFTER EVERY HARDSHIP COMES 2 EASE

So verily, with the hardship, there is relief, (Ash-Sharh 94:5)

Verily, with the hardship, there is relief (i.e. there is one hardship with two reliefs, so one hardship cannot overcome two reliefs). (Ash-Sharh 94:6)

The Prophet (SAW) said, “Relief accompanies distress, and with hardship come ease.” [Hakim and Bazzar with a da`if isnad]


13. WHEN YOU HELP ALLAH'S SERVANT, ALLAH WILL HELP YOU

Saalim reported from his father that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said “A Muslim is a Muslim’s brother. He does not oppress him and he does not let him perish. And if anyone attends to the need of his brother then Allah attends to his need. And if anyone relieves from a Muslim a hardship then Allah removes from him one of his hardships on the day of resurrection. And if anyone veils a Muslim (his faults) then Allah will veil him on the day of Resurrection (his faults) [Tirmidhi 1431, Bukhari 2442, Ahmed 5650]

O you who believe! If you help (in the cause of) Allah, He will help you, and make your foothold firm. (Muhammad 47:7)


In the west, they say GOD HELPS THE MAN WHO HELPS HIMSELF
In Islam, we say GOD HELPS THOSE WHO HELP ALLAH'S SERVANTS

HOW CAN WE HELP ALLAH?
-He is rich, He (swt) doesn't need our money or food

Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: Verily, Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, would say on the Day of Resurrection: O son of Adam, I was sick but you did not visit Me. He would say: O my Lord; how could I visit Thee whereas Thou art the Lord of the worlds? Thereupon He would say: Didn't you know that such and such servant of Mine was sick but you did not visit him and were you not aware of this that if you had visited him, you would have found Me by him? O son of Adam, I asked food from you but you did not feed Me. He would say: My Lord, how could I feed Thee whereas Thou art the Lord of the worlds? He said: Didn't you know that such and such servant of Mine asked food from you but you did not feed him, and were you not aware that if you had fed him you would have found him by My side? (The Lord would again say O son of Adam, I asked drink from you but you did not provide Me. He would say: My Lord, how could I provide Thee whereas Thou art the Lord of the worlds? Thereupon He would say: Such and such of servant of Mine asked you for a drink but you did not provide him, and had you provided him drink you would have found him near Me. [Sahih Muslim, Book 32, and Hadith #6232]

-we will be asked why we didn't feed His servants,
-because feeding them is like feeding Him
-same thing for drink and clothing
-so take care of the ummah because it's as taking care of Allah 'tala

14. WHEN YOU HIDE THE SECRET SINS OF A MUSLIM, ALLAH WILL HIDE YOUR SINS
-how many times a Muslim sister gets divorced
-and are asked why but they only say: QADURULLAH
-they refuse to go in to details
-this is proper Islamic adaab

Abu Huraira reported Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) as saying: The servant (who conceals) the faults of others in this world, Allah would conceal his faults on the Day of Resurrection. [Sahih Muslim, Book 32, Hadith #6267]

-they don't want to destroy the character of a Muslim
-we should not slander each other and reveal marital sins:
-bad in the bedroom, lazy, etc
-if you have taqwah, you say on Qadurullah
-but if we're asked for a character reference, then we must be honest
-and yes, when we break up or divorce, we should all just say Qadurullah
-and if we do, Allah will hide our own secret sins

When Bilal was approached for a character reference,
-both strong and weak points
-if a man wants to open a business w/ another
-and you know one is a con artist, you're responsible to say so!
-the wealth of our Muslim brothers/sisters is sacred
-Even though she was from Quraysh, her marriage was successful

Fatimah bint Qays went to the Prophet seeking marital advice when both Mu’awiyah Ibin Abu Sufyan and Abu Jahm had proposed to her. The Prophet told her, "Mu’awiyah is stingy and tight fisted) and Abu Jahm beats his women." So marry Usamah instead. (Muslim, Abu Dawud, At Tirmidhi, An Nisai, and Ibin Majah)

15. IF YOU IGNORE ALLAH, HE WILL IGNORE YOU

They have forgotten Allah, so He has forgotten them. Verily, the hypocrites are the Fasiqûn (rebellious, disobedient to Allah). (At-Tawbah 9:67)


-if you turn your back on Him (swt), He will ignore you
-some of you want to say du'a only when things are going bad
-you're trying to use Allah - so you forget Him unless you need Him

And indeed We have written in Zabûr (Psalms) [i.e. all the revealed Holy Books the Taurat (Torah), the Injeel (Gospel), the Qur'an] after (We have already written in) Al-Lauh Al-Mahfûz (the Book, that is in the heaven with Allah), that My righteous slaves shall inherit the land (i.e. the land of Paradise). (Al-Anbiya 21:105)

16. HIS RIGHTEOUS SLAVES WILL INHERIT THE EARTH

-so if we are righteous, we'll establish Khilafah
-if we're not, we won’t have any ....

17. ALLAH MISLEADS A PERSON ONLY AFTER YOU REJECT HIM

So when they turned away (from the Path of Allah), Allah turned their hearts away (from the Right Path). And Allah guides not the people who are Fasiqûn (rebellious, disobedient to Allah). (As-Saff 61:5)


-the deviants ask how Allah can dump someone in the Hellfire
-when He (Allah) sealed His heart
-the zindeeq ask these questions, too
-when THEY turned away from the path of Allah
-THAT is when He seals their hearts
-such as Abu Lahab and Abu Talib =
-he waited for them to turn away from Hidaaya before He sealed their hearts
-He is not an oppressor

18. HE HAS MADE OPPRESSION HARAAM FOR HIM TO DO
-such as to break a promise
-to oppress people

...“Oh, my servants! I have made oppression haraam (forbidden) upon myself, and also between you. So do not oppress each other...." [Sahih Muslim, Hadith #6246]

This is because of that (evil) which your hands have sent before you. And certainly, Allah is never unjust to (His) slaves. (Aali Imran 3:182)

Some families oppress their daughters

-by marrying her off to a man she does not like
-and some are oppressive rulers of millions of people
-ask yourself if you are an oppressor?

This is because of that (evil) which your hands have sent before you. And certainly, Allah is never unjust to (His) slaves. (Aali Imran 3:182)

And certainly, Allah is never unjust to (His) slaves. (Aali Imran 3:182)

The excuse that "Islam is too difficult to me" is speaking inappropriately of Allah
-because He doesn't give us a burden more than we can bear

Allah burdens not a person beyond his scope (Al-Baqarah 2:286)

Oppression is to take away someone's rights or give them a burden more than they can bear

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)

A prostitute was paid to say she had an affair w/ Musa

-Musa prayed to Allah and asked for the earth to swallow the man
-up in front of the people
-and his wealth, as well, in front of the people, as a lesson to them

King Herod chopped off the head of Prophet Yahya
In the time of Isa, Pontius Pilate tried to have him hung on a cross
-we can call a kaafir by his name if they are plotting against us

Perish the two hands of Abû Lahab (an uncle of the Prophet), and perish he! (Al-Masad 111:1)

18. HE HAS MADE OPPRESSION HARAAM FOR HIM TO DO

19. IN EVERY TOWN, ALLAH PUTS THOSE WHO WILL PLOT AGAINST THE HAQQ

WHY DOES HE DO IT ?

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)


So the prophet becomes firmer in his eeman

20. ALLAH CALLS THE CRIMINALS BY THEIR NAMES
He does this to dispel all doubts

Perish the two hands of Abû Lahab (an uncle of the Prophet), and perish he! (Al-Masad 111:1)

21. IF ZINA BECOMES WIDESPREAD, ALLAH STRIKES THEM DOWN W/ NEW DISEASES THAT THEIR FAMILIES NEVER KNEW


22. IF PEOPLE SHOULD BEGIN TO CHEAT W/ THE SCALES, THIS WILL NEVER HAPPEN W/O FAMINE & DROUGHT BEFALLING THEM

23. WHEN THE PEOPLE REFUSE TO PAY ZAKAH, ALLAH WITHHOLDS THE RAIN

'Abd Allah ibn 'Umar said, "The Prophet (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) came to us and said, 'O Muhajirun, (emigrants from Makkah to al-Madinah) you may be afflicted by five things; God forbid that you should live to see them. If fornication should become widespread, you should realise that this has never happened without new diseases befalling the people which their forebears never suffered. If people should begin to cheat in weighing out goods, you should realise that this has never happened without drought and famine befalling the people, and their rulers oppressing them. If people should withhold Zakat, you should realise that this has never happened without the rain being stopped from falling; and were it not for the animals' sake, it would never rain again. If people should break their covenant with Allah and His Messenger, you should realise that his has never happened without Allah sending an enemy against them to take some of their possessions by force. If the leaders do not govern according to the Book of Allah, you should realise that this has never happened without Allah making them into groups and making them fight one another." (Ibn Majah)

24. IF PEOPLE BREAK THEIR COVENANT W/ ALLAH and HIS RASOOL, THIS WILL NEVER HAPPEN w/o ALLAH SENDING AN ENEMY AGAINST THEM TO FIGHT THEM AND TAKE AWAY THEIR PROPERTY

Examples:
Iraqis implemented Baathism [Arab socialism]

-now millions of gallons of oil are being stolen every day

25. WHEN LEADERS DO NOT GOVERN ACCORDING TO SHARIAH, ALLAH CAUSES THEM TO FIGHT EACH OTHER

-He will turn us against each other

26. ARABIC IS THE SUNNAH OF ALLAH
-because the Qur'an was revealed in Arabic
-it is the superior language
-a Muslim who speaks Arabic is better than one who does not:
-if they are both practicing

Alif-Lam-Ra. [These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur'an, and none but Allah (Alone) knows their meanings]. These are the Verses of the Clear Book (the Qur'an that makes clear the legal and illegal things, legal laws, a guidance and a blessing). (Yusuf 12:1)

Verily, We have sent it down as an Arabic Qur'an in order that you may understand. (Yusuf 12:2)