Monday, January 2, 2012

Eeman in the Last Days: By Abu Nusaybah

EEMAN IN THE LAST DAY (CONTINUED)

by Abu Nusaybah

[12.29.11]

Bismillah...

-All praises be to Allah

-whoever Allah guides non can misguide

THE FUNDAMENTALS OF OUR DEEN

-We speak the fundamentals of the deen

-when we look to how the Prophet (saw) was teaching

-He was concentrating on the aqeedah of the Sahabahs

-He concentrated on Eeman first

-He made sure that the aqeedah is correct

-then we'll understand the Quran

-now we learn Quran before Aqeeda

-Aqeeda has to correct

“There is a piece of flesh in the body if it becomes good (reformed) the whole body becomes good but if it gets spoiled, the whole body gets spoiled – and that is the heart.” [Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 2, Number 49: Part of the Hadith Narrated by An-Nu'man bin Bashir]

-When is good i.e. the Aqeedah

-If aqeedah is corrupted then their eeman is corrupted

-if the heart is corrupted then all is corrupted

-the mushrikeen hate Allah and His Rasool

-Allah links it back to their Emaan

Let those (believers) who sell the life of this world for the Hereafter fight in the Cause of Allah, and whoso fights in the Cause of Allah, and is killed or gets victory, We shall bestow on him a great reward. (An-Nisa 4:74)

AQEEDA IS WHAT DRIVES NATIONS AND ARMIES

-The aqeeda is what drives the nations

-Aqeeda gave victory to the ummah

Those who believe fight in the Cause of Allah, and those who disbelieve, fight in the cause of Taghoot (Satan, etc.). So fight you against the friends of Shaitan (Satan); Ever feeble indeed is the plot of Shaitan (Satan). (An-Nisa 4:76)

-the Sahabahs faced 30,000 soldiers in the battle with the Romans

-and were wondering whether they should inform the Rasool (saw)

-but Abdullah bin Rawaha reminded them of what they sort ie Shahadah

-either victory or shaheed

-the eeman gave them victory

-in the battle of Badr same thing happened

-in Hunain they were proud of their number and were defeated

-build up the believers for Allah's sake

--EEMAN IN THE LAST DAY--

- is important to build a correct aqeedah

Definition: every single believer is obliged to believe in the Hereafter

-it is important to have the right aqeedah

-a Muslim must believe in pillars of eeman

-even though we don't know what it all entails

SIGNS OF THE LAST DAY (major and minor signs)

-the major signs are signs that all experience

-some signs have already happened

-over 60 signs of the minor signs

-some are yet to happen

THE MAJOR SIGNS....

-everyone experiences

There are 10 Major Signs before the Day of Judgment...

-there will ten signs before the day of judgment

THE DAJJAL

THE BEAST

THE RISING OF THE SUN FROM WEST TO EAST

THE FIRE FROM YEMEN

GENERAL SIGNS

1ST SIGN:: THE DAJJAAL

-the Arabic word Dajjaal means to cover or hides the truth

-sometimes someone is called a Dajjaal

-that means he hides the truth

-he will claim that is god

-shaitan is able to mislead you

-Allah gives you all the guidelines you need

-you have no one to blame

It almost bursts up with fury. Every time a group is cast therein, its keeper will ask: "Did no warner come to you?" (Al-Mulk 67:8)

-so he'll come and claim that he's Allah

-the people with weak eeman will follow him

-some people will say our Lord does not have one eye

-the scholars use this to say that Allah is not one eyed

-the Dajjal has one eye

-he'll bring two rivers

-one hot and one cold

-he'll say that the hot is Jahanaam and the cold jannat

-when in actual is vice versa

-the Dajjaal may not be here in our time

-but his fitna is here-

-the media for example

-Allah will allow Isa (as) to be able to kill the Dajjaal

-Imam Nawawi reported that the hadith narrated

-about Dajjaal affirms his reality

-he'll have powers to raise the death

-All by the will of Allah (swt)

-the wisdom behind which Allah knows best

Al-Mughirah ibn Shu’bah said, "No-one asked the Prophet (saws) more questions about the Dajjal than I did. He said, 'You should not worry about him, because he will not be able to harm you I said, 'But they say that he will have much food and water! He said, 'He is too insignificant in the sight of Allah to have all that." (Muslim)

Al-Mughirah ibn Shu'bah said, "No-one asked the Prophet (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) more questions about the Dajjal than I did." One of the narrators said, "What did you ask him?" Al-Mughirah said, "I said, 'They say that the Dajjal will have a mountain of bread and meat, and a river of water. The Prophet (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) said,

'He is too insignificant in the sight of Allah to have all that." (Muslim)

THIS IS THE BELIEF OF AHLUS SUNNAH WAL JAMM'AH

-there are those that deny his coming

-such as the Khawarijj, Mu’tazilite etc

-this opinion is clearly wrong

-the Dajjal will not claim to be a prophet

-because that will be a test for the people

-Rasool (saw) told us about everything

-that we need to know to take us to paradise and save us from hell fire

-his claims will say one thing but he does another thing (contradictory)

-such as he is deformed (only has 1 eye)

-he'll contradict himself by his own appearance

Narrated by Anas The Prophet said, "Allah did not send any prophet but that he warned his nation of the one-eyed liar (Ad-Dajjal). He is one-eyed while your Lord is not one-eyed. The word 'Kafir' (unbeliever) is written between his two eyes." Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 9.505

-so Imam Nawawi said that he can't even erase the kaafira (3 Arabic letters) on his forehead

-only fools will be fooled by him

-out of love for wealth or fear of him

-people will follow him

-people's hearts and minds will be confused

-this why the prophets warned about him

-Allah speaks about how the mushrikeen plot to misguide the people

DU'A May Allah guide us all to the right path and able to us to see from both eyes (the external eyes & internal eyes) and save us from the fitna of Dajjal

-when they argue in hell fire

-they plot night and day on how to misguide

-the mushrikeen plot and plan (night and day)

-they wish for to be like them

-when you ask Allah for his mercy, ask Him to shower them on you

-for us to be saved from hell fire and enter Jannat

-the Dajjaal will come

-and misguide the people

Prophet (saw) said: "No one of you will enter Paradise by his deeds alone." They asked, "Not even you, O Messenger of Allah?" He said, "Not even me, unless Allah covers me with His Grace and Mercy" (Bukhari, Riqaq, 18; Muslim, Munafiq, 71-73).

-the Dajjaal will melt when he sees Isa ibn Maryam

-for any person with understanding will understand that Dajjaal is a liar

-if he was a creator

-how come he couldn't fix his eye

-he would be asked to fix his eye and erase the kaafir on his forehead

2ND MAJOR SIGN: DESCENT OF ISA IBN MARYAM

The Hour will not be established until the Son of Mary (i.e. Jesus) descends amongst you as a just ruler, he will break the cross, kill the pigs, and abolish the Jizya tax. Money will be in abundance so that nobody will accept it (as charitable gifts).

(Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 3, Book 43, No. 656)

-there is a concession that Isa son of Mary (as) will descend

DUTIES OF ISA IBN MARYAM

-he'll rule with the Sharia of Islam

-he'll rectify all the mistakes

-break the cross

-he'll stay as long as Allah wants him to stay

-he'll be prayed upon by the Ummah

-the Christians call him god

-they have in their books that he'll come back

-they are shocked that we believe in that

HE COMES TO BREAK THE CROSS, KILL THE SWINE, ABOLISH THE JIZYA, KILL THE DAJJAAL

-the simple point is he'll come and will rule with justice

And because of their saying (in boast), "We killed Messiah 'Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), the Messenger of Allah," - but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but the resemblance of 'Iesa (Jesus) was put over another man and they killed that man), and those who differ therein are full of doubts. They have no (certain) knowledge, they follow nothing but conjecture. For surely; they killed him not [i.e. 'Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary) ]: (An-Nisa 4:157)

But Allah raised him ['Iesa (Jesus)] up (with his body and soul) unto Himself (and he is in the heavens). And Allah is Ever All­ Powerful, All­ Wise. (An-Nisa 4:158)

THE TAFSEER OF THIS AYAH

-Ibn Tabari said that the most correct opinion is a) before Isa descends,

-all people will believe in him

-before Isa dies all the people of the book will believe in him

-not believe in him as God but as a true Prophet of Allah 'tala

-he'll kill Dajjaal, break the cross, and lift the jizya

And there is none of the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), but must believe in him ['Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), as only a Messenger of Allah and a human being],before his ['Iesa (Jesus) or a Jew's or a Christian's] death (at the time of the appearance of the angel of death). And on the Day of Resurrection, he ['Iesa (Jesus)] will be a witness against them (An-Nisa 4:159)

3RD MAJOR SIGN :: GOG AND MAGOG

-the Rasool confirms this

-This is confirmed from Rasulallah (saw) that towards the end of time

-they'll come out

Zainab bint Jaysh, the wife of Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him), reported that one day Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) came out in a state of excitement with his face quite red. And he was saying: There is no god but Allah; there is a destruction in store for Arabia because of the turmoil which is near at hand as the barrier of Gog and Magog has been opened like it, and he (in order to explain it) made a ring with the help no his thumb and forefinger. I said: Allah's Messenger, would we be destroyed despite the fact that there would be pious people amongst us? He said: Yes, when the evil would predominate. '' Sahih Muslim no 6883 (Kitab Al-Fitan wa Ashrat As-Sa`ah)' of Sahih Muslim.

-Rasool (saw) says we'll be destroyed when evil is widespread

-so we should enjoin right and forbid evil

Then he followed (another) way, (Al-Kahf 18:92)

Until, when he reached between two mountains, he found, before (near) them (those two mountains), a people who scarcely understood a word. (Al-Kahf 18:93)

He said: "That (wealth, authority and power) in which my Lord had established me is better (than your tribute). So help me with strength (of men), I will erect between you and them a barrier. (Al-Kahf 18:95)

"Give me pieces (blocks) of iron," then, when he had filled up the gap between the two mountain-cliffs, he said: "Blow," till when he had made it (red as) fire, he said: "Bring me molten copper to pour over it." (Al-Kahf 18:96)

So they [Ya'jûj and Ma'jûj (Gog and Magog)] were made powerless to scale it or dig through it. (Al-Kahf 18:97)

Dhul-Qarnain) said: "This is a mercy from my Lord, but when the Promise of my Lord comes, He shall level it down to the ground. And the Promise of my Lord is ever true." (Al-Kahf 18:98)

"...He who amongst you would survive to see him should recite over him the opening verses of Sura Kahf..." [Sahih Muslim, Book 41, Number 7015]

-Dhul- Qarnain locked them up

4TH MAJOR SIGN OF THE LAST DAY :: RISING OF THE SUN FROM THE WEST

-when we speak about the sun

-we are all accustomed to it rising from the east

-and sets in the west

"Verily! Allah causes the sun to rise from the east; then cause it you to rise from the west." So the disbeliever was utterly defeated. And Allah guides not the people, who are Zalimun (wrong-doers, etc.). (Al-Baqarah 2:258)

Abu Hurayra(R.A.) narrated that the Messenger of Allah SWT said :" The day of the hour will not come until the sun rises from the west, if it rises and the people saw it they will all

believe, when a time where nothing will be accepted anymore of believe the truth" [Abu Bukhari, Muslim]

-the sun rising from the west is a sign of the universe

-that means the end of time

Do they then wait for anything other than that the angels should come to them, or that your Lord should come, or that some of the Signs of your Lord should come (i.e. portents of the Hour e.g., arising of the sun from the west)! The day that some of the Signs of your Lord do come, no good will it do to a person to believe then, if he believed not before, nor earned good (by performing deeds of righteousness through his Faith. Say: "Wait you! we (too) are waiting." (Al-An'am 6:158)

-people will be believe then when is too late

-Allah will not accept repentance then

-it will not benefit

-the believers who were sinful and did not repent

-it will also be late for them too

Narrated by Abu Huraira, "Allah's Messenger said, 'The Hour (of Resurrection) will not come until the sun rises from the West. When the people witness this, everyone who will be living on the face of the Earth will develop faith ( believe in Allah), but that is when believing will no longer be of benefit..." (Sahih Bukhari)

5TH MAJOR SIGN OF THE LAST DAY :: THE APPEARANCE OF THE BEAST

And when the Word (of torment) is fulfilled against them, We shall bring out from the earth a beast to them, which will speak to them because mankind believed not with certainty in Our Ayat (Verses of the Qur'an and Prophet Muhammad SAW). (An-Naml 27:82)

-it's been mentioned in many Ahadith

-it is going to emerged and taubah will not accepted after that

-the beast will speak

-it will go around marking believers and disbelievers

6TH - 7TH - 8TH MAJOR SIGNS OF THE LAST DAY::

-earthquakes in east, west and Arabian Peninsula

-in general sense Rasool (saw) says that there will be earthquakes

-in the west, east and the Arabian peninsular

-there will be a great landslide in these areas

These signs will come quickly, one after another. According to a hadeeth of Abu Hurayrah, the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "The signs will come one after another, like beads falling from a string".

9TH MAJOR SIGN OF THE LAST DAY :: THE SMOKE

-Smoke (Dukhaan)

-a smoke will cover the whole earth for forty days

-the mushrikeen will be harmed by the smoke and will kill them

Then wait you for the Day when the sky will bring forth a visible smoke. (Ad-Dukhan 44:10)

-the believers will only sneeze

-the smoke will be visible

10TH MAJOR SIGN OF THE LAST DAY :: GREAT FIRE FROM YEMEN

-we know towards the end of time that there'll be a fire from Yemen

-it will drive all towards Arafat

-the earth' dimension will be changed

-that's where judgment day should be

“A fire will emerge at the end of time from Hadramawt, and it will gather the people together.” The Companions asked: “So, what do you command us to do, O Messenger of Allah?” He (peace be upon him) replied: “Go to Sham.”

-a Muslim must believe in all 10 of these signs

-including the minor signs

OUR 3 STAGES: LIFE, DEATH, RESURRECTION

THE 2ND STAGE FOR US ....: DEATH

1) PEOPLE ACT AS IF THEY ARE GOING TO LIVE FOREVER

Hasan al-Basri said “I have never seen something so certain but people treat as doubtful, as death.”

-The next stage is the most certain thing but we live as if we'll live forever

-death does not discriminate

-the most multicultural thing is death

-fat, thin, white, black, rich and poor

-every soul tastes death

-this is a stage that when we reach there is no turning back

-no one knows when he'll die

-we need to prepare for it

-life is so short but we have big ambitions

-Allah asks us for something simple

-just worship HIM with no partner

Narrated 'Abdullah: The Prophet drew a square and then drew a line in the middle of it and let it extend outside the square and then drew several small lines attached to that central line, and said, "This is the human being, and this, (the square) in his lease of life, encircles him from all sides (or has encircled him), and this (line), which is outside (the square), is his hope, and these small lines are the calamities and troubles (which may befall him), and if one misses him, an-other will snap (i.e. overtake) him, and if the other misses him, a third will snap (i.e. overtake) him." Volume 8, Book 76, Number 426:

2 TYPES OF DEATH: MINOR AND MAJOR

-The minor death Allah talks about

How can you disbelieve in Allah? Seeing that you were dead and He gave you life. Then He will give you death, then again will bring you to life (on the Day of Resurrection) and then unto Him you will return. (Al-Baqarah 2:28)

Narrated Anas bin Malik: The Prophet drew a few lines and said, "This is (man's) hope, and this is the instant of his death, and while he is in this state (of hope), the nearer line (death) comes to Him." Volume 8, Book 76, Number 427:

-Allah takes the soul when we sleep

-and returns the ones that HE wants to

-and keeps the others

-sleep is the cousin of death

-think about what you did during the day and repent before going to bed

-make the adhkar before sleeping

-at least you die making dhikr

-some die listening to music

-some go the bed Muslim and wake up as kaafir

-without even knowing

Before the Hour comes, there will be a tribulation like patches of dark night. A man will get up a believer and go to sleep a kaafir, or will go to sleep a believer and get up a kaafir. (Abu Dawud.)

It is Allah Who takes away the souls at the time of their death, and those that die not during their sleep. He keeps those (souls) for which He has ordained death and sends the rest for a term appointed. Verily, in this are signs for a people who think deeply. (Az-Zumar 39:42)

How can you disbelieve in Allah? Seeing that you were dead and He gave you life. Then He will give you death, then again will bring you to life (on the Day of Resurrection) and then unto Him you will return. (Al-Baqarah 2:28)

-according to statistics about 1.5 million die a day

-we don't even notice it

-the movies portray death in a romantic way

-so people have a misconception about death

-you'll be tormenting in the grave if you die as a kaafir

STORY OF A BROTHER WHO DIED AND THE MUSLIM BROTHERS WENT TO SEE HIM IN THE MORTUARY

-the body of Taliban remains ok and smells good

DEATH STORY OF MEMBERS OF THE TALIBAN

http://theunjustmedia.com/Afghanistan/Statements/Dec11/Red%20Cross%20Taliban%20bodies%20do%20not%20decay!.htm

-the kuffaar sold their souls hence

-their bodiesgives stingy smell

Hadith:: When Allah wants to take the soul of someone

-Allah asks us why we are in this land . (darul harb)

-we should be comfortable living in darul harb

-the issue is we need to sacrifice

-the reward of hijra is jannat

Verily! As for those whom the angels take (in death) while they are wronging themselves (as they stayed among the disbelievers even though emigration was obligatory for them), they (angels) say (to them): "In what (condition) were you?" They reply: "We were weak and oppressed on earth." They (angels) say: "Was not the earth of Allah spacious enough for you to emigrate therein?" Such men will find their abode in Hell - What an evil destination! (An-Nisa 4:97)

SIGNS OF DEATH

1) no movement

2) no breathing

3) no consuming

4) no excreting

5) no response

6) the head is missing

THE GRAVE

- the angels takes the soul of the righteous man gently

- but will take it harshly for the evil man

- the barzakh is in the middle

- between this life and the hereafter

Sayyidina Bara (RA) reported from the Prophet (SAW) about this verse: "Allah keeps the believers firm with the stable word in the worldly life and in the Hereafter." (14:27) He explained that this has reference to the grave when it is asked, “Who is your Lord? What is your religion and who was your Prophet?” [Bukhari 1369, Muslim 2871, Abu Dawud 4750, Tirmidhi 3131, Nisai 2056, Ibn e Majah 4269]

QUESTION OF THE GRAVE

1 who is your Lord

2 what was your deen

3 who was your nabi?

- The believer will answer correctly

- the hypocrites and disbelievers won’t answer

- Allah will make the believer firm in the grave

- to be able to answer

- the scholars believes that when a person die

- he's in a place torment or bliss

- this is experienced by both the body n the soul

- the death body rises on the day of judgment

- the soul is returned from Allah either accepted or rejected for the questioning

- he's is shown his destination

- Jannat or hell fire