Tafseer Surah Baqarah: (A Word to the Wise is Sufficient)
Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
(evening dars 4.30.11)
30. And (remember) when your Lord said to the angels: "Verily, I am going to place (mankind) generations after generations on earth." They said: "Will You place therein those who will make mischief therein and shed blood, - while we glorify You with praises and thanks (Exalted be You above all that they associate with You as partners) and sanctify You." He (Allah) said: "I know that which you do not know."
--Khalifa = vicegerent/viceroy/representative - someone to implement Sharia on the earth
--The Angels asked ALLAH what is the hikmah behind creating man
--they said, if you put man with a free will on earth, he will make mischief and shed blood
--the angels used the analogy of the jinns who were given free will and this is wat they did
--because of that analogy, the Angels were able to speak with certainty
We are Allowed to Question Authority
--the Angels questioned ALLAH so we also learn from this verse that we are allowed to question authority
--the deviant sects, such as Shias, Sufis, MADkhalis/Saudi Salafis think that they cannot question their scholars
--so who is your scholar that you shud not question him?
--these deviant sects created a cult around their scholars: personality worship
--and they don’t allow you to question because they don’t want you to find out the flaws/lies in their aqeedah
--A sheikh passed a fatwa to let American soldiers into the Holy Lands and the followers of the Shaikh who passed the fatwa did not even question it
--The Angels questioned ALLAH therefore you the Muslim are allowed to question authority in Islam
--Ibn Abass stood by the grave of the Prophet (saws) and said: 'every human being, we take from them some things and some things we reject except for this one man” and he pointed at the grave of the Prophet (saws)
--When the Quran says 'everything is stored up with the Imams’ [36:12], the Shias think this refers to their imams but Imams here mean the Book
Verily, We give life to the dead, and We record that which they send before (them), and their traces [their footsteps and walking on the earth with their legs to the mosques for the five compulsory congregational prayers, Jihad (holy fighting in Allah's Cause) and all other good and evil they did, and that which they leave behind], and all things We have recorded with numbers (as a record) in a Clear Book. 36:12
--Shaikh bin Baz passed a fatwa allowing American troops into the Muslim Holy Lands despite Bush declaring this is a crusade, the amount of weapons America used on Fallujah is equal to 11 Hiroshimas! His followers did not even question him!
--when a shaikh in Chechnya took sides with the Russians and the mujahideen killed him everyone was happy, they said 'all shaykhs who sell out should be killed'
--why did nothing happen to Shaikh bin Baz when he passed his fatwa allowing American into Muslim Holy Lands; why the double standard and hypocrisy?
--The Russians have a vendetta against Muslims because the Muslims of Afghanistan destroyed their satanic empire
--the 3 deviant sects: Saudi Salafis (MADkhalis), Goofy Sufis, and the Shady Shias create a cult around their shaikhs
--even the Sahabahs used to question the Prophet PBUH
--When Prophet PBUH was going to the battlefield, the Prophet wanted to encamp at a certain area. A Sahabah asked "Is this from revelation or your own opinion?" The Prophet PBUH did not have the disease of pride in heart and abandoned his own opinion; listened to the advice of the Sahabah and decided to encamp at the Wells of Badr
--there are many occasions where a Sahabah questioned the Rasul PBUH
--the sahabas questioned authority yet the Saudi salafis create a cult around: Bin Baz, Uthaymeen and Al-Bani (its their trinity)
--Shaikh al Bani passed a fatwa and said 'if you insult Muhammad PBUH, you’re not a kaafir." Do the Saudi Salafis seriously expect us to accept that fatwa?
Allah gives us Guidance
--the Angels questioned Allah why create something that will creaste mischief and be disobedient, Allah replied 'I know that which you do not "
--ALLAH will send guidance and not all of man will be wicked, there will be righteous ones, truthful ones, great scholars, mujahideen, shaheeds, those who renounce the world
--so all is not doom and gloom, man was not abandoned
--from among man there will be good people
--the Angels had a secret claim that they are the most knowledgeable of the creation yet Adam (as) knew the names of all things, the names of things Angels did not!
--the Angels had no knowledghe except wat Allah taught them
--Allah is the Most Knowledgeable, the Most Wise
KNOWLEDGE WITHOUT WISDOM IS A RECIPE FOR DISASTER
To memorize book knowledge is not enough; you need hikmah to be a proper scholar
--Why in Makkah Allah revealed short Surahs about tawheed, but in Medina, ALLAH revealed long Surahs about Shariah? because ALLAH used Hikmah
--in Makkah revelation was needed to call to the oneness of ALLAH
--in the Islamic State of Medina, there revelation was needed for Islamic law
31. And He taught Adam all the names (of everything) , then He showed them to the angels and said, "Tell Me the names of these if you are truthful."
32. They (angels) said: "Glory be to You, we have no knowledge except what you have taught us. Verily, it is You, the All-Knower, the All-Wise."
33. He said: "O Adam! Inform them of their names," and when he had informed them of their names, He said: "Did I not tell you that I know the Ghaib (unseen) in the heavens and the earth, and I know what you reveal and what you have been concealing?"
34. 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).
Obedience is your Worship
--The Angels were ordered to bow down and among them was Ibliss and he did not bow down
--Allah called Iblis a kaafir
--Ibliss believed in the existence of ALLAH
--he became a kaafir because he disobeyed ALLAH
--so a man can become a kaafir if he does not obey ALLAH
--Iblis acknowledged four things: 1) that Allah is his one and only Lord/Creator, 2) that there is life after death, 3) that man will be raised from the dead and 4) that there is a day of judgement and
[Iblis (Satan)] said: "O my Lord! Give me then respite till the Day they (the dead) will be resurrected." (15:36)
YOUR SHARIAH IS YOUR IBAADAH
If you follow the Sharia of ALLAH, you worship ALLAH
If you worship the Sharia of man, you worship Ibliss
And eat not of that whereon Allah's name hath not been mentioned, for lo! it is abomination. Lo! the devils do inspire their minions to dispute with you. But if ye obey them, ye will be in truth idolaters. (6:121)
--Ibliss was filled with pride when ALLAH created Adam
--Adam was on the ground without yet a soul, Ibliss went to him and spat on him and kicked him. Ibliss said "If I turn out to be greater than you, I shall surely destroy you and if you turn out to be greater than me, I will never obey you"
--So Ibliss was filled with envy, even before Adam had life
35. And We said: "O Adam! Dwell you and your wife in the Paradise and eat both of you freely with pleasure and delight of things therein as wherever you will, but come not near this tree or you both will be of the Zalimun (wrong-doers)."
36. Then the Shaitan (Satan) made them slip therefrom (the Paradise), and got them out from that in which they were. We said: "Get you down, all, with enmity between yourselves. On earth will be a dwelling place for you and an enjoyment for a time."
The Shaitan has declared that he is on the WARPATH
[Iblis (Satan)] said: "See? This one whom You have honoured above me, if You give me respite (keep me alive) to the Day of Resurrection, I will surely seize and mislead his offspring (by sending them astray) all but a few!" (Allâh) said: "Go, and whosoever of them follows you, surely! Hell will be the recompense of you (all) - an ample recompense. (17:62-63)
--Shaitan is out for revenge
--Only a few will remain steadfast on the Straight Path
--he has declared that he will attack from the front, the behind, the right and the left
--his weapons are: alcohol, zina, drugs, casinos, etc.
--The Shaitan is leading the Muslims like lambs to the slaughter
--It's very difficult nowadays for a Muslim sister to find a good brother with correct Aqeedah who can also provide: either they have evil character or dodgy Aqeedah
The Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said: "Seventy-two (of the 73 sects of the Muslim nation) will be in the fire, and only one will be in Paradise; it is the Jama'ah (i.e. Ahle Sunnah WA Jamaah)." [Abi Dawud, Ad-Darimi, Ahmad]
--the saved sect will be those who practice Islam like me and my Sahabahs
--Shady Shittes are in the pocket of the shaitan
--Qadiyyani/Ahmaddiyah take Mirza Ghulam Ahmed
--Ikhawn al-Muslimeen believe in democrasy
--Barlevis worship the graves
--The MADkhalis/Saudi Salafis say that to dismantle the Sharia is minor kufr
--you prefer the life of this world eventhough the hereafter is better and more lasting
--then why did ALLAH turn the Jews into apes and swine for dismantling their own Sharia are you saying ALLAH was over-reacting?
--The Deobandis don’t believe that ALLAH is on the Arsh, they believe ALLAH is everywhere
The Most Gracious (Allâh) rose over (Istawâ) the (Mighty) Throne (in a manner that suits His Majesty). (20:5)
--The Sufis do not make tafkir on Jews/Christians -- they are the extreme Murji because they have the same aqeedah
--so the Shaitan has PROMISED to ALLAH that he will lead Men astray
--all these 72 sects will be in the HELLFIRE except ONE because they are following Iblis
--if you’re a Shaikh that preaches soft Islam, all the Muslims will love you because you’re not asking for sacrifice, inspite of our lives, land and honour coming undr attack, they wont preach Jihad
--The Muslims have become as the Prophet said 'the froth on the sea'
--there are many Muslims but with no substance
--these people call the mujahideen “Khawarij” and “terrorists”
--The Rasul (saws) said “Anybody who died and did not do jihad or did not have the intention of doing jihad, died on a branch of hypocrisy"
It has been narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: One who died but did not fight in the way of Allah nor did he express any desire (or determination) for Jihad died the death of a hypocrite. Sahih Muslim 2:4696
--It is haraam to marry or pray behind MADkhalis, they call the mujahideen “terrorists” and “Khawarij”
Iblis was a Jinn
--Some deviants say that Ibliss was an Angel
--they borrow this Aqeedah from the Christians
--because ALLAH said 'they all bowed down except Ibliss"
--therefore they assumed that Ibliss was an Angel
--a 'fallen angel' is a concept from the Christians
--Allah says the ayats in the Quran resemble each other so one ayat will explain another ayat
--Allah revealed [18:50] that Ibliss was of the Jinn
--Only because he was a jinn with a free will, Ibliss rebelled
And (remember) when We said to the angels; "Prostrate yourselves unto Adam." So they prostrated themselves except Iblîs (Satan). He was one of the jinn; he disobeyed the Command of his Lord. Will you then take him (Iblîs) and his offspring as protectors and helpers rather than Me while they are enemies to you? (18:50)
--The Jinns were on the earth 2000 years before man
--they created much mischief and shed much blood
--so ALLAH sent a group of Angels to execute ALLAH's wrath
--they found Ibliss upon the earth and liked his character and appearance
--they took him with them therefore Ibliss grew up with the Angels
--but Ibliss still has a free will to rebel against ALLAH
--Allah said' Adam dwell though and your wife in heaven (not Paradise), the first person to enter paradise will be Muhammad(saw)
--Don’t ever make the mistake of believing that Adam was in paradise, he was in heaven
--Jesus is now sleeping in heaven, not paradise
Iblis is our avowed Enemy
Then We said: "O Adam! Verily, this is an enemy to you and to your wife. So let him not get you both out of Paradise, so that you will be distressed. (20:117)
--Ibliss is not only an enemy to Adam, but his wife as well
--why did ALLAH say to Adam that it will be HIM that will suffer
--because the burden of providing food, clothing, and shelter is on man, not woman
--if you don’t provide food, clothing, or shelter for your wife, you’ve lost your conjugal rights --she does not have to have sex with you
A word to the wise is sufficient
--Allah said to Adam that Iblis is Adam's Enemy
--Allah said "this is your enemy, and to your wife"
--ALLAH did not even give Iblis the respect of calling him by his name
--when someone is your enemy, they are your wife's enemy as well as your progeny
Iblîs (Satan)] said: "See this one whom You have honoured above me, if You give me respite (keep me alive) to the Day of Resurrection, I will surely seize and mislead his offspring (by sending them astray) all but a few!" (17:62)
Curiosity killed the cat
--If you forbid a child from something, it makes that child more attracted to that thing
--Allah forbade Adam from eating from a single tree, this made Adam curious
--Ibliss knew Adam was curious
--when you have an enemy, the enemy studies your mentality so he can get you, as Ibliss did to Adam
The Word Game
--Ibliss played a word game with Adam
--he gave the tree a beautiful name to fool Adam(as): 'the tree of eternal life'
--and because he studied man’s mentality, Ibliss played on the fear of man which is the fear of death
--the word game: "Islamic democracy”
--since you put a nice name in front of it, the Muslims are so naive they’ll fall for it
"I found her and her people worshipping the sun instead of Allâh, and Shaitân (Satan) has made their deeds fair-seeming to them, (27:24)
--If you want people do haraam, you need to call the haraam a beautiful name (the word game)
--the “bastard child” shaitan labels this the “love child”; in reality it’s a “lust child”
--the shaitan calls prostitution "the game"
--woman in Europe say that they’re on the game aka prostitutes
--the victims of crimes resulting from prostitution, their families don't think it's a game
--the Shaitan likes to glorify prostitution, the kuffar believe that prostitution is the oldest job --that’s not true, FARMING is the oldest job, don’t listen to the lies of the kuffar
--the shaitan glorifies prostitution [don't let your family see movies from Bollywood]
--BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN / PRETTY WOMAN (Hollywood movies)
--these glorify prostitution and homosexuality
--the most shameful deeds are glorified
--the President of France married a prostitute
--Shaikh can watch these movies and explain things to you
--shaikhs have higher standard and are stronger in character
--homosexuals and lesbians in UK are about 70,000 (w/ Muslim background)
--this estimate could be a lie, as it came from kuffar sources: being a gay and being a muslim
--if you are a gay and Muslim - you are NOT a Muslim, you're a kaafir
--if you’re a lesbian, you’re a kaafir as well, actually a “kaafira”
--when someone says you can be a gay Muslim, they are a kaafir
--make hijrah and live among Muslims
--it's not easy to live in the west; only the strong survive
--Ali refused to pray over them, do janaza over them and he burned them
--Ali knew you are not a Muslim if you are gay
Enemies Study your psyche
--if you work at a job and you are forced to work on Saturdays, then someone says 'come work for me and I will give you more money and you don’t have to work on saturdays'
--you're getting an offer you can't refuse
--similarly when Ibliss said to Adam if you eat from this tree, you will have eternal life - that was an offer Adam couldn’t' refuse
--But Ibliss told you his promises are fake
Ibliss said his promises are fake so he was honest about 1 thing - that he lies ! And Shaitân (Satan) will say when the matter has been decided: "Verily, Allâh promised you a promise of truth. And I too promised you, but I betrayed you. (14:22)
--so whenever you have an enemy he studies your psyche so he knows how to destroy you
--the kuffar have experts at their major institutions on all the Muslim countries
--the experts give analysis to the kuffar so they know how to control you
--eg. NATO is trying to take over the revolution because they want to try to stop the spread of Islam
--when you have an enemy, you have to know the enemies weaknesses so can control him
--Ibliss knew Adam feared death so he made an offer he couldn't refuse: eternal life
37. Then Adam received from his Lord Words . And his Lord pardoned him (accepted his repentance). Verily, He is the One Who forgives (accepts repentance), the Most Merciful.
We have to repent to Allah when we sin
--Musa said to Adam: “what did you do?”
--Adam said, “Will you blame me for something that was written to befall me”
--Rasul said: “Adam won the argument, Adam won the argument, Adam won the argument”
--this was the first sin so Adam had to learn to make taubah
--Allah(swt) is the only one who accepts repentance
--Allah taught him this dua: “Oh Allah we have wronged our soul by commiting this, if you don’t forgive us and have mercy on us, we will of a surety be among the losers”
--According to the Tabliqis, the Deobandis, the Barlevis, the Goofy Sufis and Shiites, they say
--Adam sought forgiveness in the name of Muhammad (saws) so Allah accepted his taubah so when Adam sinned, he looked up to the Arsh of ALLAH and he saw La ilaha ill Allah, Muhammad-ur-Rasul Allah - and he asked ALLAH who is Muhammad? Allah said why did you ask - Adam said he saw Muhammad’s name next to Allah's name therefore Adam sought forgiveness in the name of Muhammad
--they also say, everything in the universe was created for the sake of Muhammad
--this hadith is fabricated and it contradicts the holy Quran itself
--Only Allah forgives and not in anyone else's name and he created everything to worship him so how can you say everything was created for the sake of Muhammad?
And I (Allâh) created not the jinn and mankind except that they should worship Me (Alone). (51:56)
--Shaikh used to disappear in the library because he wanted to read and learn for himself what is the haqq
--he wasn't permitted to photocopy the Hadiths from the library
--one day his Shaikh saw him reading a book of Hadith and he said ‘there's 50 fabricated
Hadith inside of it!!!’
--but Shaikh was reading and reading and reading .... (may Allah reward him)
QUESTIONS and ANSWERS after the dars
Q1: Beloved sheikh May Allah protect you and your family, my question is in which form did the shaitan came to Adam? jzk khair
ANSWER 1 - IBN KATHIR SAID IBLIS POSSESSED THE SNAKE BECAUSE OTHER ANIMALS REFUSED
Q2: is their different between heaven and paradise. you said during the lesson that Mohammed (saw) will be the first person to enter paradise. When Allah created Adam with his own hands where did Adam stay: in paradise or heaven. And where is isa(alyhis salaam) staying now?
ANSWER 2 - ISA IS IN HEAVEN NOT PARADISE
ANGEL RIDWAAN - IS KEEPER OF PARADISE
Q3: who is the murtad Shaikh who allowed the Russian crusaders into Chechnya, what was his name? Also regarding a word to the wise is sufficient is it true saying: I don’t know is half of knowledge?
ANSWER 3 - THE SHAIKH WHO ALLOWED THE RUSSIANS IN (PLEASE POST THE FATWA)
Q4: a man said angel Jibreel taught Adam how to do sexual intercourse to eve. Is that true?
ANSWER 4 - WE HAVE NO EVIDENCE OF THIS
Q5: is it kufr to sign a kaafir document that is dated with "the year of our lord" --- i.e. April 30th 2011 "the year of our lord"
ANSWER 5 - IT IS NOT KUFR - THEY DON'T USE ISLAMIC CALENDAR
Q6: please touch on the teachings of the ibadah Muslim, are their beliefs the same as Sunni?
ANSWER 6 - THEY ARE KHWARIJJ - THEY DON’T HAVE AQEEDAH OF ASWJ in Oman
Q7: Will all the 72 sect be in hellfire forever if they did not commit shirk?
ANSWER 7 - IF THEIR SHIRK IS MAJOR THEY ARE IN HELLFIRE FOREVER
Q8: I got this PM "the Greatest Mujaddid of the 15th century, Mujaddidu A'zom, Mamduh Hazrat Murshid Qibla 'alaihissalam is going to establishing Islami Khilafah in the whole world. www.al-ihsan.net" Is this a deviant sect?
ANSWER 8 - YOU QUESTION NEEDS RESEARCH
Q9: women are not allowed to wear high heels shoe please tell me why
ANSWER 9 - NO HIGH HEEL SHOES ARE PERMITTED BECAUSE OF HOW SISTERS SWAY THEIR BODIES IN THEM – AND THEY ARE A HEALTH HAZARD
***Shaikh Faisal's notes are transcribed from his LIVE dars by his students. Any inconsistencies in spelling are because several different students are taking down the notes.