Friday, February 10, 2012

-252- The Muslim Character

THE MUSLIM CHARACTER

by Shaikh Abdullah El Faisal
01.29.2012 (Evening Dars)


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NOTES typed LIVE by AT-23
Edited and Formatted by AT-5 and AT-38

Bismillah...

It is not enough to have the correct Aqeedah
- it is haraam to call Islam an ideology, Islam is not an idea of a mad man
- the proper word is creed
- Aqeedah - Aqadah - tightly tied - to Quran and Sunnah
- this is why your belief is called Aqeedah because your belief is tightly tied to Quran and Sunnah
- you do not deviate from Quran or Sunnah
- you need correct character to go with correct Aqeedah

What is the point in having correct Aqeedah, if you do haraam?
- i.e. you are evil, you take drugs, you go to nightclubs etc
- to have the correct Aqeedah is not enough for you to be marriage material

Muslim's living in the West
- a lot of them have been corrupted in Aqeedah, they live in darul harb
- there are not many people with correct Aqeedah and a good Muslim character
- some of these people are worse than kuffaar, when it comes to character
- the amount of things some Muslims get up to in darul harb, would make you want to vomit
- if you are a weak Muslim in darul harb you should go and live in a Muslim country

Ayyub ibn Musa reported on the authority of his father who from his grand father that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, “No father gave a better gift to his son than (teaching) good manners." [Tirmidhi 1959, Ahmed 15403]

- the best thing a father can give to his child is a good character
- many times you see Muslim children and they don’t have a good character
- because they were not raised properly by their parents
- Tarbiyya (Islamic up-bringing)
- the heaviest thing on the scales on the Day of Judgment is a good character

Narrated By Abu Darda': The Prophet (SAW) said: "There is nothing heavier than good character put in the scale of a believer on the Day of Resurrection." [Abu Dawud 4799, Tirmidhi 2002, Ahmed 27587]

- some people don’t find Islam interesting, they feel as if it is a burden
- when you have a good heart, your good heart gives you a good character
- when you have an evil heart, it gives you an evil character
- in the bosom is a lump of flesh and if this is pure all of you becomes pure, words of the Rasul (SAW)

"There is in the body a clump of flesh - if it becomes good, the whole body becomes good and if it becomes bad, the whole body becomes bad. And indeed it is the heart." [Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 2, Number 49]

Abu Hurayrah (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, "The most perfect of believers in belief is the best of them in character. The best of you are those who are the best to their women." [Tirmidhi 1165, Abu Dawud 4682]

Murji'a
- their women don’t cover their hair
- they don’t fast
- they don’t give to the poor
- they believe Islam is in their hearts
- they are liars
- if Islam was in their hearts, we would see it in their actions
- so when you say: “even though I don’t pray and I don’t fast, I am still a Muslim”, who are you kidding?
- they think we are stupid for us to believe their rubbish talk: "I don’t practise, but Islam is in my heart"
- if Islam was in your heart, you would be practising
- whenever you look in the mirror there is a du'a that you recite

Moral hygiene also was emphasized, for the Prophet, upon him be God’s blessings and peace, encouraged Muslims to make a special prayer upon seeing themselves in the mirror: “God, You have endowed me with a good form; like-wise bless me with an immaculate character ”(Ibn Hanbal, Musnad, 1:34, 6:155)

- "O Allah you have made my face beautiful so make my character beautiful as well"
- the prophet (SAW) use to seek refuge from many things:
- weakness, being lazy, from being a wimp, from being stingy, losing memory in old age, hard-heartedness, etc
- those who have no mercy in their hearts mercy will not be shown to them

Jarir ibn 'Abdullah reported that the Messenger of Allah said, "If someone does not show mercy to people, Allah will not show mercy to him." [al-Bukhari (7376) and Muslim (5737)]

Abdullah ibn Amr (RA) narrated the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, “Those who are merciful will be given mercy by the Most Merciful. Be merciful to those on the earth and the One above the heavens will have mercy on you.” [Sunan Abu Dawud, Book 40, Hadith #4941]

Narrated By Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle kissed Al-Hasan bin Ali while Al-Aqra' bin Habis At-Tamim was sitting beside him. Al-Aqra said, "I have ten children and I have never kissed anyone of them," Allah's Apostle cast a look at him and said, "Whoever is not merciful to others will not be treated mercifully." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 8, Book 73, Hadith #026]

- to say Allah is in heaven, that is Christianity
- to say Allah is everywhere, this is what the Jews believe
- to say Allah is above the heavens, this is what a Muslim believes

- just when you think the kuffaar have done enough, they do more, these people are disgusting
- they come out with more things on an everyday bases

BRITISH TROOPS RAPING AFGHAN CHILDREN:
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/221763.html

- if you go to their country to rape their kids, they are going kill you, nobody likes a paedophile

A believer is not bitten from the same hole twice.” (Related by Bukhari, Muslim, Ahmad, Abu Dawood and Ibn Majah)

AFGHAN SOLDIER KILLED 4 FRENCH TROOPS
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2012/01/20/afghan-gunman-kills-four-french-soldiers-who-were-training-him-115875-23709863/

AFGHAN KILLING KAAFIR SOLDIERS WITH A KNIFE:
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/223278.html

- Umar ibn Al-Khattab said: we were people with no honour and Allah give us honour through Islam
- Umar said if anybody tries to get nobility from a source
- other than Islam they will be disgraced in the land

During his Caliphate, Umar - radi Allahu 'anhu - once set out for Ash-Shaam and with him was Abu Ubaydah. They came upon a deep creek which they needed to cross. So Umar took off his sandals and carried them on his shoulders. Then he took the reign of the camel and began plowing through the water. Abu Ubaydah - seeing the Khaleefah of the Muslims in this state - felt saddened and said, "I fear that the people of the village will think you un-honourable." Umar said, "Oh Abu Ubaydah, if only someone less knowledgeable than you made such a statement. We were of the most disgraced of people and Allah granted us honour with this Islam. Now, whenever we seek honour in other than that which Allah honoured us with, Allah shall disgrace us (once again)."

Hosni Mubaruk
- he loved the Jews so much, he didn’t want to offend his Jewish 'brothers'
- he tried to get honour from Jews and now he is finished
- you can’t buy love from a Gora (white kaafir)
- these Goras don’t love themselves, that’s why they kill themselves

House of Saud
- when America declared his war on Islam, the Pakistani regime and Saudi rallied behind them
- but what happened to them? the crusaders killed them, the crusaders were killing the Brelvis
- what a great day it was!

NATO KILLS DOZENS OF PAKISTANI SOLDIERS:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/27/world/asia/pakistan-says-nato-helicopters-kill-dozens-of-soldiers.html

Two Qiblas
- the black house in Makkah and the white house in Washington
- you need to decide which Qibla you want
- the one built by Ibraheem (AS) or the one owned by the kuffaar
- you need to decide which one you want, white or black

Allah says

They (hyprocrites) say: "If we return to Al-Madinah, indeed the more honourable ('Abdûllah bin Ubai bin Salul, the chief of hyprocrites at Al¬Madinah) will expel therefrom the meaner (i.e. Allah's Messenger SAW)." But honour, power and glory belong to Allah, His Messenger (Muhammad SAW), and to the believers, but the hypocrites know not. (Al-Munafiqun 63:8)

“If you deal in usury (riba) and hang onto the tails of cows, being satisfied with cultivation and ceasing to take part in Jihad, Allah will inflict a humiliation upon you which will not be removed until you return to your religion.” [Reported by Ahmad and Abu Dawud and graded as authentic by Al-Qattan. Al-Hafiz states in Al-Bulugh that the chain of narrators is trustworthy and reliable]

- the munafiqun don’t realise this
- if you practise interest and leave behind jihad, Allah causes ignobility to fall upon you
- meaning no Izzah
- what’s the difference between Miskeen and Faqeer?
- the Faqeer can find food but he has no savings
- Miskeen - he can’t find food and he eats out of the trash can, this is the Miskeen

And proclaim the Grace of your Lord (i.e. the Prophethood and all other Graces). (Ad-Duha 93:11)

Narrated By 'Aisha: The Prophet used to seek refuge with Allah (by saying), "O Allah! I seek refuge with You from the affliction of the Fire and from the punishment in the Fire, and seek refuge with You from the affliction of the grave, and I seek refuge with You from the affliction of wealth, and I seek refuge with You from the affliction of poverty, and seek refuge with You from the affliction of Al-Masih Ad-Dajjal" [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 8, Book 75, Hadith #387]

- shaytan uses poverty as a weapon and then he commands you to do shameful things

Shaitan (Satan) threatens you with poverty and orders you to commit Fahsha (evil deeds, illegal sexual intercourse, sins etc.); whereas Allah promises you Forgiveness from Himself and Bounty, and Allah is All-Sufficient for His creatures' needs, All-Knower. (Al-Baqarah 2:268)

- the scholars of Islam say, this shameful act is prostitution
- if you go on youtube you will see what’s going on in the world
- "there are no problems in the world, the problem is only in your mind", this is how these people think
- the prophet (SAW) kept in touch with current events (fiqhul waaqi)
- this was how he got to know about the justice if the Negus in Ethiopia
- he kept in touch with current events to make right decisions
- the prophet (SAW) use to seek refuge from disbelief
- also from sins, miserable, from showing off, dumb, deaf, madness, anorexia etc

- many women suffer anorexia in Europe, they are very skinny and you can see their bones
- the white man tells them that, if you are not skinny, you are not real women
- these women are oppressed, in Islam a woman is liberated
- if you marry an anorexic woman she may die when she’s thirty

Being Obese
- there are many people who die from being obese
- the believer eats with one intestine, the kuffaar eat with seven

Ibn Umar (RA) reported that the Prophet (SAW) said, “The disbeliever eats in seven intestines while the believer eats in one intestine.’ [al-Bukhari (5393) and Muslim (2060)]

MAN EATS HIMSELF TO DEATH IN EAST SUSSEX:
http://news.sky.com/home/article/1182121

“Poverty, in all probability, leads to unbelief (kufr).” [Bayhaqi and Tabarani]

- the prophet (SAW) used three words to describe poverty
- Umar said poverty leads to kufr
- even the crusaders know that poverty leads to this

But seek, with that (wealth) which Allah has bestowed on you, the home of the Hereafter, and forget not your portion of legal enjoyment in this world, and do good as Allah has been good to you, and seek not mischief in the land. Verily, Allah likes not the Mufsidûn (those who commit great crimes and sins, oppressors, tyrants, mischief-makers, corrupts). (Al-Qasas 28:77)

- the purpose of sending Muhammad (SAW) is to give you a good character

Yahya related to me from Malik that he had heard that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, "I was sent to perfect good character." [Maliks Muwatta, Book 47, Hadith #008]

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)

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 mainfest error; (Al-Jumu'ah 62:2)

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

History repeats itself

Woe to every slanderer and backbiter. (Al-Humuzah 104:1)

Who has gathered wealth and counted it, (Al-Humuzah 104:2)

He thinks that his wealth will make him last forever! (Al-Humuzah 104:3)

Nay! Verily, he will be thrown into the crushing Fire. (Al-Humuzah 104:4)

- Allah sent down this ayah because of what the people have done to the prophet

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

And We decreed for the Children of Israel in the Scripture, that indeed you would do mischief on the earth twice and you will become tyrants and extremely arrogant! (Al-Isra 17:4)

- Allah told us in the Quran that they (Jews) will commit mischief on the earth twice
- and that they will become very proud and arrogant
- if you read the Quran then you will know, what’s happening in the world

GAZA FLOTILLA RAID :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaza_flotilla_raid

- rather than keeping your Quran at home and let it gather dust, read it and benefit from it

First Mischief
- slandering prophets

Second Mischief
- 1948 - establishing Israel
- killing Muslims etc
- the enemies of Muhammad will have no hope in the future, this is a promise of Allah

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)

- Abu Lahab and his wife are going to hellfire, this is another promise of Allah

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

His wealth and his children (etc.) will not benefit him! (Al-Masad 111:2)

He will be burnt in a Fire of blazing flames! (Al-Masad 111:3)

And his wife too, who carries wood (thorns of Sadan which she used to put on the way of the Prophet
(Peace be upon him) , or use to slander him). (Al-Masad 111:4)

In her neck is a twisted rope of Masad (palm fibre). (Al-Masad 111:5)

- in order for you to be a good Muslim
- you need to show respect to your parents and the elders
- respect to the Muslim leaders

Al-Ash'ari said, "Part of respect for Allah is to show respect to an old Muslim and to someone who knows the Qur'an, as long as he does not go to excess in it nor turn away from it, and to respect a just ruler." [Al-Adab al-Mufrad Al-Bukhari, Hadith #357]

Anas ibn Maalik narrated: An old man came to meet the Prophet The people were slow to give him passage. So, the Prophet (SAW) said, “He is not one of us who is not compassionate to our young (children) and respectful to our old.” [Tirmidhi 1926, Bukhari 354]

- Hassan and Hussain went to the Masjid and saw a man doing Wudhu
- the man was Jahil and did not know how to make Wudhu properly
- they wanted to teach him, so they had a competition between each other
- they asked the man to judge on, who is better, they did not disrespect the elderly man

One day an old pious Bedouin came to Medina. At the time of Prayers he began to make wudu’ but he was making his wudu' (ablution) incorrectly. Hassan and Hussain (Allah be pleased with them both) saw the old man making wudu’ wrong and they wanted to correct him. They didn’t want to offend him or make him feel insulted, so they came up with a plan. They went to the old man and said, "My brother and I disagree over who amongst us performs wudu’ the best. Would you mind watching us make wudu’ and be the judge to see which one of us indeed performs wudu' more correctly? Could you please correct us wherever we are wrong?" The man watched carefully trying to judge who is better. In the end he understood what was going on and said "By Allah, I did not know how to perform wudu’ before this. You have both taught me how to do it correctly."

- if you are not a practising Muslim you become a human devil
- the society of the kuffaar is nothing but an habitation for human devils

YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO HATE THE FOLLOWING THREE

1. A SINCERE SCHOLAR OF ISLAM
2. A JUST RULER
3. AN OLD MUSLIM

Al-Ash'ari said, "Part of respect for Allah is to show respect to an old Muslim and to someone who knows the Qur'an, as long as he does not go to excess in it nor turn away from it, and to respect a just ruler." [Al-Adab al-Mufrad Al-Bukhari, Hadith #357]

WHEN EVER YOU HEAR THE PROPHETS NAME
- you should ALWAYS say Sallallahu Alayhi Wasalam
- a person that does not say this is a stingy person

Ali ibn Abu Talib (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, “The miser is he before whom I am mentioned but he does not invoke blessings on me.” [Tirmidhi 3557, Ahmed 1736]

Allah says

Allah sends His Salat (Graces, Honours, Blessings, Mercy, etc.) on the Prophet (Muhammad SAW) and also His angels too (ask Allah to bless and forgive him). O you who believe! Send your Salat on (ask Allah to bless) him (Muhammad SAW), and (you should) greet (salute) him with the Islamic way of greeting (salutation i.e. As¬Salamu 'Alaikum). (Al-Ahzab 33:56)

It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah (RA) said: The Prophet (SAW) ascended the minbar and said: “Ameen, ameen, ameen.” It was said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, you ascended the minbar and said, ‘Ameen, ameen, ameen.” He said: “Jibreel (peace be upon him) came to me and said: ‘If Ramadan comes and a person is not forgiven, he will enter Hell and Allah will cast him far away. Say Ameen.’ So I said Ameen. He said: ‘O Muhammad, if both or one of a person’s parents are alive and he does not honour them and he dies, he will enter Hell and Allah will cast him far away. Say Ameen.’ So I said Ameen. He said: ‘If you are mentioned in a person’s presence and he does not send blessings upon you and he dies, he will enter Hell and Allah will cast him far away. Say Ameen.’ So I said Ameen.” [Narrated by Ibn Hibbaan, 3/188]

- female sahabah - radiallahu anha
- male sahabah - radiallahu anhu
- a scholar of Islam that is dead - rahimaullah
e.g Shaikh Anwar Awlaki (rahimaullah)
- a sincere scholar that is alive - hafizullah
e.g Shaikh Muhammad Al Maqdasi you say (hafizullah)

- with regards the fitna that took place between Ali and Muawiyah (RA)
- you are not allowed to insult either of them

And those who came after them say: "Our Lord! Forgive us and our brethren who have preceded us in Faith, and put not in our hearts any hatred against those who have believed. Our Lord! You are indeed full of kindness, Most Merciful. (Al-Hashr 59:10)

That was a nation who has passed away. They shall receive the reward of what they earned and you of what you earn. And you will not be asked of what they used to do. (Al-Baqarah 2:134)

- you have to show respect to all the four great imams
- you must have an expert in fiqh to teach you, this is called faqeeh
- and also you must have an expert in Aqeedah to teach you
- you cannot shop around to get the correct opinion
- when you are taught Aqeedah
- you are aware of all these wrong groups
- i.e the Mad MADkhalis (Saudi Salafis), the Shi’as, the Goofy Soofis
- they are all viruses in the Ummah, so you need an expert to teach you

THE MUSLIM CHARACTER
by Shaikh Abdullah El Faisal
01.30.2012 (Evening Dars)
NOTES typed LIVE by AT-38
Edited and Formatted by AT-5 and AT-38

Bismillah…

- there are many traits needed in the Muslim’s

1ST TRAIT: RESPECT TO THOSE IN AUTHORITY
- is to respect those in authority and obey their leadership, these are:

i. POLITICAL LEADERSHIP

ii. MILITARY LEADERSHIP

iii. RELIGIOUS LEADERSHIP

- you only obey the political leader, if he implements the Shariah
- else he should be toppled

Prophet (saws) said topple the leader if you see clear kufr [Bukhari Vol 9 Page 146]

O you who believe! Obey Allah and obey the Messenger (Muhammad SAW), and those of you (Muslims) who are in authority. (And) if you differ in anything amongst yourselves, refer it to Allah and His Messenger (SAW), if you believe in Allah and in the Last Day. That is better and more suitable for final determination. (An-Nisa 4:59)

- the wicked scholars should not be obeyed
- the leader should be from among you

- we've seen the leaders joining the United Nations, International Monetary Fund etc
- you are not allowed to join an organisation that is based on kufr
- you should only join groups based on Islam

- don’t join regimes like Gaddafi, Bashar Al Asaad etc
- the regime of Gaddafi which is now in the dustbin of history
- the family of Bashar Al Asaad were running away, but came under attack from the Mujahideen
- these toppled leaders sought honour from other than Islam and they are now disgraced

During his Caliphate, Umar - radi Allahu 'anhu - once set out for Ash-Shaam and with him was Abu Ubaydah. They came upon a deep creek which they needed to cross. So Umar took off his sandals and carried them on his shoulders. Then he took the reign of the camel and began plowing through the water. Abu Ubaydah - seeing the Khaleefah of the Muslims in this state - felt saddened and said, "I fear that the people of the village will think you un-honourable." Umar said, "Oh Abu Ubaydah, if only someone less knowledgeable than you made such a statement. We were of the most disgraced of people and Allah granted us honour with this Islam. Now, whenever we seek honour in other than that which Allah honoured us with, Allah shall disgrace us (once again)".

RESPECTING THE ELDERS
- the rasul (SAW) said he's not of us who doesn't respect the elders

Anas ibn Maalik narrated: An old man came to meet the Prophet The people were slow to give him passage. So, the Prophet (SAW) said, “He is not one of us who is not compassionate to our young (children) and respectful to our old.” [Tirmidhi 1926, Bukhari 354]

- so as a Muslim you should show respect to those in authority
- if the authority is an Islamic one, else you should topple it

Prophet (saws) said topple the leader if you see clear kufr [Bukhari Vol 9 Page 146]

YOU SHOULD NOT HATE THREE PEOPLE:
i. A RIGHTEOUS SCHOLAR OF ISLAM
ii. AN OLD MUSLIM
iii. A JUST RULER

Al-Ash'ari said, "Part of respect for Allah is to show respect to an old Muslim and to someone who knows the Qur'an, as long as he does not go to excess in it nor turn away from it, and to respect a just ruler." [Al-Adab al-Mufrad Al-Bukhari, Hadith #357]

- whenever you hear Muhammad, you should say (SAW)
- else you are stingy

Ali ibn Abu Talib (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, “The miser is he before whom I am mentioned but he does not invoke blessings on me.” [Tirmidhi 3557, Ahmed 1736]

- the other prophets = Alayhi Salaam
- a male Sahabah = Radi'allahu Anhu
- a female Sahabah = Radi'allahu Anha
- a sincere Shaikh who is dead = rahimuhullah
- if he's alive = hafidhahullah

- the Shi’ites say karamallah wajhah, when the name of Ali (RA) is mentioned
- this is bid'ah, the people who practice bid’ah should not be given respect

Those who give respect to a bid'ati (innovator in Religion) surely will be counted as a helper of destroying Islam. (Mishkat Sharif, p.31) (From The Virtues of Sunnah and the evils of Bid'ah in Islam by Mufti Sayyid 'Abd al-Rahim Sahib Lajpuri)

- when history tells a situation in which the pious predecessors had a conflict
- e.g. Ali and Muawiyya
- you should not condemn either of them
- but your response should be 2:134

That was a nation who has passed away. They shall receive the reward of what they earned and you of what you earn. And you will not be asked of what they used to do. (Al-Baqarah 2:134)

- Hassan Al Basri quoted this verse when he was asked about them
- you were not there and won’t be asked about it on judgment day
- so be concerned with what you'll be ask about
- e.g. the current situation of the Ummah, what have you done about that?

And those who came after them say: "Our Lord! Forgive us and our brethren who have preceded us in Faith, and put not in our hearts any hatred against those who have believed. Our Lord! You are indeed full of kindness, Most Merciful. (Al-Hashr 59:10)

- you are suppose to respect and love the Sahabahs
- 59:10 serves this purpose, it protects your heart from hatred of Sahabahs
- so hypocrites hate the Sahabahs and insult them like the Shi’ites
- you need to respect the 4 great imams too
- and when they differ you choose the one closest to Quran and Sunnah
- and they all said that if the hadith is Sahih, then that is their Madhab
- some people reject hadiths that contradicts their Madhab, they are rigid in their Madhab

When the crusaders were invading Spain
- the scholars were busy discussing whether it is permissible for the different Madhabs to inter marry
- the four Imams were teachers and students of one another
- it is compulsory to have a Shaikh who shops around for the right fiqh ruling

SHAIKH IN SOUTH AFRICA
- some people claim that all one needs is to read Quran and hadith and derive fatwas with regards fiqh
- many reverts Shaikh gave shahadah in S. Africa come from Christianity
- and hence can’t read Quran and hadith to derive fatwas
- so they need a Shaikh to explain things to them
- you should ask if you don’t know 16:43

So ask of those who know the Scripture [learned men of the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)], if you know not. (An-Nahl 16:43)

- if you learn your Aqeedah you are saved from the viruses
- e.g. the MADkhalis, Goofy Soofis, the Shi’ites etc
- their viruses are so evident that you don’t need a microscope to see them
- the mad MADkhalis passed a recent fatwa saying the greatest jihad is to fight the Mujahideen

SHAIKH FAWZAAN CLAIMS THE GREATEST JIHAD IS TO KILL MUJAHIDEEN:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wwJPZTDJw8


There are Two Types of Salafis:
- the Salafi Jihadi and the Saudi Salafi
- the Salafi Jihadi calls for Jihad, Khilafah and Shariah
- the Saudi Salafi are the mad MADkhalis, they cooperate with the MI5/FBI to catch the Mujahideen
- they are Zindeeq, you should not pray behind them, nor marry your daughters to them
- they have no shame hence pass such fatwas
- wicked scholars like Yusuf Qaradawi
- the wicked are easy to recognise, they believe in democracy, they don’t reject the Taghoot

Abu Dhar said, "I was with the Prophet (SAW) one day and I heard him saying: "There is something I fear for my Ummah than the Dajjal." It was then that I became afraid, so I said: " Oh Rasool Allah! Which thing is that?" He (SAW) said; "Misguided and astray scholars." Recorded in Musnad Imam Ahmad (no.21,334 and no.21,335).

- they like to do interfaith dialogue, Allah asked them in surah 68:35-36

Shall We then treat the (submitting) Muslims like the Mujrimûn (criminals, polytheists and disbelievers, etc.)? (Al-Qalam 68:35)

What is the matter with you? How judge you? (Al-Qalam 68:36)

- they claim to be searching for a common ground, for the Abrahamic faiths which doesn’t exist
- we are unique in our Tauheed
- we have nothing in common: with regards to Allah (SWT), Muhammad, Jesus etc

Indeed, Allah has heard the statement of those (Jews) who say: "Truly, Allah is poor and we are rich!" We shall record what they have said and their killing of the Prophets unjustly, and We shall say: "Taste you the torment of the burning (Fire)." (Aali Imran 3:181)

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)


2ND TRAIT: YOU NEED TO BE SELFLESS NOT SELFISH

- the rasul (SAW) says:

Narrated by Anas ibn Malik (RA) that the Prophet (SAW) said: “No one of you truly believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.” [al-Bukhari (13) and Muslim (45)]

- in the West they are very selfish
- they say “God helps those who help themselves”, there is some truth to what they are saying
- because there is an ayah that says, man will only accomplish what he saw

And that man can have nothing but what he does (good or bad), (An-Najm 53:39)

- but they go to the extreme, in that they don’t help each other

Abu Hurayrah (RA) reported that Allahs Messenger (SAW) said “If anyone relieves a Muslims hardship in this world then Allah will remove from him a hardship of the hereafter. And if anyone conceals a Muslims fault then Allah will conceal (his fault) in the world and the hereafter. And Allah goes on helping the slave as long as the slave helps his brother. [Tirmidhi 1430, Muslim 2699, Abu Dawud 4946, Ahmed 7431]

- Shaikh studied in Saudi Arabia and saw no one eating from thrash
- the West is a very selfish culture
- this shows the superiority of Islamic over the western culture
- we follow Abraham (AS) who prepared a good meal for his guests (the angels)

The Messenger of Allah said: “Anybody who believes in Allah and the last day should not harm his neighbor, and anybody who believes in Allah and the last day should entertain his guest generously and anybody who believes in Allah and the last day should say what is good or keep quite”. (Sahih Bukhari (Arabic/English) Vol.8 pg.29 No.47)

- selfishness has no room in Islam
- the selfish people have evil character and always ends in divorce
- all they know is: “me, myself and I”

3RD TRAIT: YOU NEED TO BE TRUTHFUL

- Allah says in 9:119

O you who believe! Be afraid of Allah, and be with those who are true (in words and deeds). (At-Tawbah 9:119)

- but you can lie in the following:

YOU CAN LIE ON THREE OCCASIONS:

i. IN BATTLE
- war is deception

ii. TO RECONCILE BETWEEN TWO MUSLIMS
- because the Islamic brotherhood and sisterhood is sacred

iii. TO SAVE A MARRIAGE

...Ibn Shihab said he did not hear that exemption was granted in anything what the people speak as lie but in three cases: in battle, for bringing reconciliation amongst persons and the narration of the words of the husband to his wife, and the narration of the words of a wife to her husband (in a twisted form in order to bring reconciliation between them). [Sahih Muslim, Book 32, Hadith #6303]

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]

4TH TRAIT: YOU NEED TO BE TRUSTWORTHY

- you can’t trust everyone
- you need to know who to trust
- if he doesn’t pray, pay Zakah etc then he can’t be trusted

ON THE AUTHORITY OF ANAS IBN MALIK A man without trust is a man without faith. And a man who does not fulfill his promises is a man without faith. HADITH OF AHMAD IBN HANBAL.

- if you are bitten the same way twice, it means you are weak

A believer is not bitten from the same hole twice.” (Related by Bukhari, Muslim, Ahmad, Abu Dawood and Ibn Majah)

- if we can’t trust you, you have no Deen
- many of you can’t keep a secret and let it out when you have a fight
- with the one who entrusted you with the secret
- men can keep secrets more than women (this is Shaikh’s experience)

- a man without honour won’t hesitate to rob you because he has nothing to lose
- some Muslims are so evil, Muslim women don’t want to marry them

- don’t molest kids because if girls are molested she'll either be a lesbian or will be a prostitute
- saying; if her close relative can do that to her, how can she trust another man?
- your close people (relatives) you should feel safe with you
- people seek a character reference before getting married, this is to build the trust
- some men marry for money and rip-off their wives
- trust is a beautiful quality to have trust in your character

Yusuf (AS) was trustworthy
- that was why he was given the job of the minister in Egypt

And the king said: "Bring him to me that I may attach him to my person." Then, when he spoke to him, he said: "Verily, this day, you are with us high in rank and fully trusted." (Yusuf 12:54)

[Yûsuf (Joseph)] said: "Set me over the storehouses of the land; I will indeed guard them with full knowledge" (as a minister of finance in Egypt, in place of Al-'Aziz who was dead at that time).(Yusuf 12:55)

Musa (AS) was also trustworthy
- the girl told her father that Musa (AS) was trustworthy and should hire him
- the first opinion is that she had Firaasa (intuition), that was why she recognised Musa’s quality

And said one of them (the two women): "O my father! Hire him! Verily, the best of men for you to hire is the strong, the trustworthy." (Al-Qasas 28:26)

- what a wonderful advice she gave to her father
- another opinion is that, Musa lowered his gaze when he saw them and that is the correct opinion

- many people were fired because they were caught stealing
- so how can they get a good character reference from their former employer
- these are examples from Quran
- let’s now look at example from hadith

- Muhammad (SAW) was called Al-Ameen (the trustworthy), long before he became a rasul
- so the kufaar couldn’t make up anything against his character
- the poets don’t practice what they preach

The life of the Prophet (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon Him) has been said by his wife, Aisha (RA) to be like "a walking Qur’an", embodying the Laws of Almighty Allah (subhaana wa taalah).

- they held the meeting because they needed to be united
- when slandering his name because he was the walking Quran, he practiced what he preached
-Allah spoke about this in surah 74:18-26

Verily, he thought and plotted; (Al-Muddaththir 74:18)

So let him be cursed! How he plotted! (Al-Muddaththir 74:19)

And once more let him be cursed, how he plotted! (Al-Muddaththir 74:20)

And once more let him be cursed, how he plotted! (Al-Muddaththir 74:20)

Then he thought; (Al-Muddaththir 74:21)

Then he frowned and he looked in a bad tempered way; (Al-Muddaththir 74:22)

Then he turned back and was proud; (Al-Muddaththir 74:23)

Then he said: "This is nothing but magic from that of old; (Al-Muddaththir 74:24)

"This is nothing but the word of a human being!" (Al-Muddaththir 74:25)

I will cast him into Hell-fire (Al-Muddaththir 74:26)

- this is one of the predictions of the Quran, Waleed Ibn Mugheera died a kaafir
- he wanted to be a prophet, he was jealous of the rasul

And they say: "Why is not this Qur'an sent down to some great man of the two towns (Makkah and Ta'if)?" (Az-Zukhruf 43:31)

- Allah will never reveal the Quran to a man who is not trustworthy
- when he was making hijrah
- he left Ali behind to return all the properties of the kuffaar that were entrusted to him
- the kuffaar trusted him with their wealth

- Allah (SWT) offered the responsibility of Islam to the mountains but they refused to take it
- we took it and Allah trusted us, yet we don’t implement the Shariah
- we implement everything except the Shariah

Truly, We did offer Al¬Amanah (the trust or moral responsibility or honesty and all the duties which Allah as ordained) to the heavens and the earth, and the mountains, but they declined to bear it and were afraid of it (i.e. afraid of Allah's Torment). But man bore it. Verily, he was unjust (to himself) and ignorant (of its results). (Al-Ahzab 33:72)

- some people make indecent proposals to brother's wife
- Zina is a debt you owe
- there is no sex before marriage in Islam

Stay chaste and your women will be chaste, and save yourself from that which is unfit for a Muslim. Verily, adultery is a debt, if you have taken this debt, know that its payment will be taken from the people of your household. One who commits adultery, in return adultery will be committed with him, even though it will be committed against the wall of your house. O man! If you are wise then you should know it (Diwan Ash-Shafi'i)

There are Two Types of Proposals:
i. Praiseworthy – i.e. Nikah
ii. Blameworthy – i.e. Zina

- the hypocrites hide in Wallahi
- to con the believers and they are evil

They have made their oaths a screen (for their hypocrisy). Thus they hinder (men) from the Path of Allah. Verily, evil is what they used to do. (Al-Munafiqun 63:2)

- Imam Malik kicked the hypocrite from his study circle because it is contagious

Imam Malik: "Allah's rising over the throne is known, and how is unknown, to have faith in it is obligatory and to question it is an innovation ". Then he said to the questioner: "I do not think except that you are an evil man". So he ordered him to be expelled

- Umar chopped off the head of the man who asked for his opinion after the rasul (SAW) gave his verdict
- no one condemned him for this, if the rasul doesn’t condemn anything then it is hadith
- e.g. Khalid Ibn Walid eating the lizard

Malik related to me from Ibn Shihab from Abu Umama ibn Sahl ibn Hunayf from Abdullah ibn Abbas that Khalid ibn al-Walid ibn al-Mughira entered the house of Maimuna, the wife of the Prophet (SAW), with the Messenger of Allah (SAW), and he was brought a roasted lizard. The Messenger of Allah (SAW), stretched his hand toward it. One of the women who was in Maimuna's house said, "Tell the Messenger of Allah (SAW), what he means to eat." Someone said, "It is a lizard, Messenger of Allah." He withdrew his hand. Khalid said, "Is it haram, Messenger of Allah?" He said, "No, but there were none in my people's land, and I find that I dislike them."
Khalid added, "I chewed and ate it while the Messenger of Allah (SAW), was looking." [Maliks Muwatta, Book 54, Hadith #010]

THE MUSLIM CHARACTER
by Shaikh Abdullah El Faisal
01.30.2012 (Evening Dars)
NOTES typed LIVE by AT-7
Edited and Formatted by AT-5 and AT-38

Bismillah…

RECAP
- This topic is very important; therefore we won’t rush through the topic
- the majority of Muslims are living in darul harb and if you do, it takes a toll on your character
- whenever you have milk and don’t want it to go off, you put it in a refrigerator
- therefore you need to put the Muslim in an Islamic environment

The kufaar have the Mardi Gras and they march for Gay people
- this is what you see in darul harb

You come to Paltalk and listen to Qur'an and Sunnah for 2 or 3 hours
- but the rest of the time you are in the society
- and you can’t be living in a cancer and not get affected by it

Many Muslim sisters living in darul harb are not married
- because they can’t find a man with the right Aqeedah and character
- some have right Aqeedah but no good character and vice versa

TRUSTWORTHINESS
- can we trust you with our wives, money etc?
- will you pay our money back when we lend you or you will steal it?
- some Muslims steal as if there is no judgment

The Prophet (PBUH) said: “The one who gets married with the intention not to pay dowry to his wife is a fornicator. And the one who borrows money with the intention not to pay back is a thief.” (Ibn Hiban, 2/270)

Rasul (SAW) said if you borrow money not to pay it back is a thief
- and this is what people do nowadays, that is stealing

A man bore witness in the presence of `Umar ibn al-Khattaab (RA), so `Umar said to him: “I do not know you, and it does not harm you that I do not know you, but bring someone who does know you.” So a man said: ‘I know him, O Chief of the Believers.’ Umar said: “What do you know of him?” The man said: ‘Uprightness.’ Umar said: “Is he your closest neighbour; so that you know about his night and his day, and his comings and goings?” The man said: ‘No.’ Umar said: “So have you had (monetary) dealings with him involving dirhams and deenars, which will indicate his piety?” The man said: ‘No.’ Umar said: “Then has he been your companion upon a journey which could indicate to you his good character?” The man said: ‘No.’ Umar said: “Then you do not know him.” Then he said to the man (who bore witness): “Bring me someone who knows you." [Reported by Al-Bayhaqi and classed as Sahih by Al-Albani in Irwaa' Al-Ghaleel; 2637]

Money is a fitnah
- it's when you do business with him that you know him or if you travel with him
- that’s when you will see his true colors

Rasul (SAW) said

A man without trust is a man without faith. And a man who does not fulfill his promises is a man without faith. HADITH OF AHMAD IBN HANBAL. ON THE AUTHORITY OF ANAS IBN MALIK

-if we can’t trust you, you have no Deen
-a man without trust is a man without faith

Hudhayfah (RA) narrated: Allah’s Messenger (SAW) related to us two ahadith one of which I have seen take place and I await the other to happen. He said to us, “Faith came down deep into the roots of men’s hearts. Then the Qur’an descended, so they learnt from the Qur’an and they learnt from the Sunnah (the right of faith).” After that he told us about withdrawal of trust (faith). He said, “A man will sleep and faith will be withdrawn from his heart leaving its mark like a speckle. He will sleep again and faith will be withdrawn leaving a mark like if a live coal dropped on your foot causing a water blister with nothing in it.” Then, he picked up a pebble and dropped it on his foot. He said, “People will transact business with each other but there would hardly be one who honours his commitment, so that it would be said that among such-and-such tribe there is a man worth trusting, and a man will be praised as wise, very good and firm, though he will not have in his heart even so much faith as a grain of mustard seed.” Indeed I had gone through the times when I bought and sold without hesitation. If a Muslim had to pay me my right then he came there himself to hand it over to me. If right he was a Jew or Christian, their chiefs got for me my rights. But, now-a-days, I do not deal with anyone though so-and-so and so-and-so do make transactions. [al-Bukhari (6497) and Muslim (143)]

One of the signs of the last days is that Amaanah will be lifted up
- this is so prevalent and rife in the Ummah, that even the Shaikhs have become dodgy
- they pass dodgy fatwas
-e.g. Yusuf Qaradawi said you can join the army

THE NOTORIOUS FATWA OF YUSUF QARADAWI:
http://forums.islamicawakening.com/f20/the-notorious-fatwaa-of-yusuf-qaradawi-16289/

- Al Fawzani said the greatest jihad is to fight the Mujahideen, this is a Saudi Salafi fatwa

SHAIKH FAWZAAN CLAIMS THE GREATEST JIHAD IS TO KILL MUJAHIDEEN:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wwJPZTDJw8


SATANIC FATWA OF BIN BAAZ:
http://millatibraheem.wordpress.com/2008/10/09/satanic-fatwa-of-bin-baz-and-some-remarks/

- they are so evil, Salah behind them is baatil
- When this was passed there was no hujjah given, he used his Aql (intellect)

No one will be left on earth to be trusted
- that is why many sisters are single
- there is no trust, even though the rasul (SAW) said there is no Deen without trust

Hamza Yusuf said those fighter fighters on September 11 died as Shaheeds
- all those chat rooms inviting to jahannam and some of you go there and claim you were curious
- this is the excuse of the munafiq, it is haraam to go to the chat rooms of the hypocrite
- Allah said it is haraam to sit where His Deen is ridiculed
- see 4:140

And it has already been revealed to you in the Book (this Qur'an) that when you hear the Verses of Allah being denied and mocked at, then sit not with them, until they engage in a talk other than that; (but if you stayed with them) certainly in that case you would be like them. Surely, Allah will collect the hypocrites and disbelievers all together in Hell, (An-Nisa 4:140)

This ayah tells you it is haraam to go to these chat rooms
-because you are not allowed to sit with people that mock the Deen
-if you do so you will be like them

All the munafiqeen have Paltalk rooms
- inviting the Muslim youths to jahannam
- even the Goofy Soofis have rooms and they give their walaa to the crusaders

Soofism is a religion of its own, like Qadiyaani
- you are not allowed to call them Ahmedis, this is another name of Prophet Muhammad
- they came from Qaadiyan, a city they claim to be holier than Makkah
- these people believe that Ghulam Ahmad is another prophet after Muhammad (SAW)

Are you trustworthy?
- do you copy and paste your conversation with other people?
- I told someone not to talk to people when he/she comes here, this will avoid backbiting and slandering
- Do you make indecent proposals to your friend's wives? because some people do that
- Can we trust you with our money? Our families?

Allah entrusted us to establish Shariah, have we done this?
- see 33:72

Truly, We did offer Al¬Amanah (the trust or moral responsibility or honesty and all the duties which Allah has ordained) to the heavens and the earth, and the mountains, but they declined to bear it and were afraid of it (i.e. afraid of Allah's Torment). But man bore it. Verily, he was unjust (to himself) and ignorant (of its results). (Al-Ahzab 33:72)

- You conspire against the Shariah instead!
- This Amanah was given to the mountains and they refused
- but man tried to do so, but failed miserably, not only did you refuse to implement it
- you conspire against it
- Claiming to dismantle it is a minor kufr

Say (O Muhammad SAW to the people of the Scripture): "Shall I inform you of something worse than that, regarding the recompense from Allah: those (Jews) who incurred the Curse of Allah and His Wrath, those of whom (some) He transformed into monkeys and swines, those who worshipped Taghût (false deities); such are worse in rank (on the Day of Resurrection in the Hell¬fire), and far more astray from the Right Path (in the life of this world)." (Al-Ma'idah 5:60)

- Allah turned the Jews into apes and swine, when they broke the Sabbath
- are you saying Allah was over reacting?
- These people are mad Madkhalis

Then you incite people against the Mujahideen
- instead of supporting them you pass dodgy fatwas against them

Amaanah is the greatest thing you can have on your CV
- prophet Yusuf was able to get the portfolio of Minister of finance of Egypt because he was trustworthy
- he gained this because he turned down Zulaika
- that if he could turn her down, then he could be trusted

Also the story of Moses and the Lady
-he lowered his gaze when he was going with her and the girl used Firasa to know he is trustworthy

So if you are in the presence of a woman she can tell if you are trustworthy or not
- can you imagine being with your wife and looking at every woman? She will ask for a divorce!

The story of rasul (SAW) was called the truthful the trustworthy, long before he became a prophet
- when he gathered Quraish and asked them,
- if he said an army has gathered behind the mountain, will they believe, they said they will believe him
-and then he invited them to Islam, as the people were contemplating
- Abu Lahab spoke against rasul, saying: is this why you have gathered us here
- and as a result the surah 111:1-4 was revealed

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

His wealth and his children (etc.) will not benefit him! (Al-Masad 111:2)

He will be burnt in a Fire of blazing flames! (Al-Masad 111:3)

And his wife too, who carries wood (thorns of Sadan which she used to put on the way of the Prophet (Peace be upon him) , or use to slander him). (Al-Masad 111:4)

In her neck is a twisted rope of Masad (palm fibre). (Al-Masad 111:5)

Why was he able to bring the whole of Arabian Peninsula under Islam in 23 years?
- the Kuffaar said he was the most successful leader, this is because he was trustworthy

The best thing on your CV is not how fast you can use Microsoft Word
- the best you can have is trustworthy
- they will make you a manager or at least an assistant manager

When Yusuf came out of prison he didn’t have experience for the job
- but he was given the job because he was trustworthy

Many people lose their jobs because everywhere they go, they steal
- and when asked why they steal, they claim the job is not paying them enough
- so they have to steal to make ends meet

5TH TRAIT: TO CONTROL YOUR TONGUE

Narrated By Sahl bin Sa'd: Allah's Apostle said, "Whoever can guarantee (the chastity of) what is between his two jaw-bones and what is between his two legs (i.e. his tongue and his private parts), I guarantee Paradise for him." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 8, Book 76, Hadith #481]

- rasul said what will take you to hell most is bad habit of your tongue
- the real Muslim is the one the people are safe from his hand and tongue

Narrated By 'Abdullah bin 'Amr: The Prophet said, "A Muslim is the one who avoids harming Muslims with his tongue and hands. And a Muhajir (emigrant) is the one who gives up (abandons) all what Allah has forbidden." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 1, Book 2, Hadith #009]

THE TWELVE CRIMES OF THE TONGUE

1. BACKBITTING

- to speak bad about someone behind his back but what you said is true

Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (SAW) as saying: Do you know what is backbiting? They (the Companions) said: Allah and His Messenger know best. Thereupon he (the Holy Prophet) said: Backbiting implies your talking about your brother in a manner which he does not like. It was said to him: What is your opinion about this that if I actually find (that failing) in my brother which I made a mention of? He said: If (that failing) is actually found (in him) what you assert, you in fact backbited him, and if that is not in him it is a slander. [Sahih Muslim, Book 32, Hadith #6265]

2. SLANDERING

- to speak bad about someone behind his back and what you said was a lie
- Slandering is worst than backbiting
- many of you backbite and slander
- Allah spoke about them in Surah 104

Woe to every slanderer and backbiter. (Al-Humuzah 104:1)

Who has gathered wealth and counted it, (Al-Humuzah 104:2)

He thinks that his wealth will make him last forever! (Al-Humuzah 104:3)

Nay! Verily, he will be thrown into the crushing Fire. (Al-Humuzah 104:4)

And what will make you know what the crushing Fire is? (Al-Humuzah 104:5)

The fire of Allah, kindled, (Al-Humuzah 104:6)

Which leaps up over the hearts, (Al-Humuzah 104:7)

Verily, it shall be closed in on them, (Al-Humuzah 104:8)

In pillars stretched forth (i.e. they will be punished in the Fire with pillars, etc.). (Al-Humuzah 104:9)

Abu Hurayra reported that the Prophet (SAW), said, "Avoid the seven fatal sins." They said, "Messenger of Allah, what are they?" He said, "Associating with Allah, sorcery, killing a soul which Allah has forbidden, except by legal right, consuming usury, consuming the property of an orphan, fleeing on the day of battle and slandering unthinking chaste believing women." [al-Bukhari and Muslim]

- Quraish used to tell the people not to listen to a man
- they will meet in Makkah during hajj
- so Allah revealed the ayat

3. TO SPEAK KUFR

- the Christians do this by saying holy Mary mother of god
- the Shi’ites are also guilty of insulting Allah

SHIA HUJJAH: “Allah often lies and does mistakes” [Usool-al-Kafi, page 328, Yacoob Kulayni, Vol. 1]

- many Sunnis don’t know this, but that’s what they say, that’s a statement of kufr
- the MADkhalis also speak kufr by believing to dismantle the Shariah is minor kufr
- the Jews did this by saying Allah is poor but they are rich

Indeed, Allah has heard the statement of those (Jews) who say: "Truly, Allah is poor and we are rich!" We shall record what they have said and their killing of the Prophets unjustly, and We shall say: "Taste you the torment of the burning (Fire)." (Aali Imran 3:181)

- the Christians say Allah Begets a son
- Allah said, how can I when I don’t have a consort

He is the Originator of the heavens and the earth. How can He have children when He has no wife? He created all things and He is the All-Knower of everything. (Al-An'am 6:101)

- claiming Democracy is Islamic is another kufr

And by the Mercy of Allah, you dealt with them gently. And had you been severe and harsh-hearted, they would have broken away from about you; so pass over (their faults), and ask (Allah's) Forgiveness for them; and consult them in the affairs. Then when you have taken a decision, put your trust in Allah, certainly, Allah loves those who put their trust (in Him). (Aali Imran 3:159)

- so when Allah told us to establish Shurah are you saying He was asking us to establish democracy?
- the Ikhwanul Muslimeen (the Muslim brotherhood) in Egypt and Tunisia believe in this
- In the Shura we refer the matter to Quran and Sunnah when we differ
- but in democracy it is the majority
- claiming Allah is everywhere is another kufr

He it is Who created for you all that is on earth. Then He Istawā (rose over) towards the heaven and made them seven heavens and He is the All-Knower of everything. (Al-Baqarah 2:29)

Abu Haneefah (rh) said, when asked of his opinion of the one who says, ‘I do not know whether Allah is above the heavens or on the earth.’ - “He has disbelieved, because Allah says, “The Most Merciful rose above the Throne,” and His Throne is above His seven heavens.’ He was then asked , ‘what if he said that Allah is above His Throne but he does not know whether the Throne is in the heavens or on the earth?’ He said, ‘He has disbelieved, because He has denied that He is above the heavens, And whosoever denied that He is above the heavens has disbelieved.” (‘Sharh Usul I'tiqaad Ahlus Sunnah’ of al-Laalikaaee (d.414AH), ‘al-Uluww’ of adh- Dhahabee, also ‘Sharh Aqueedah at-Tahaawiyyah’ of ibn Abee al-Izz al-Hanafee)

-and they claim they follow Abu Haneefa, but Abu Haneefa made takfeer on people with such belief
-because it is kufr

4. SHIRK

- Shirk is another crime of the tongue to ascribe partners with Allah

Surely, disbelievers are those who said: "Allah is the third of the three (in a Trinity)." But there is no ilah (god) (none who has the right to be worshipped) but One Ilah (God -Allah). And if they cease not from what they say, verily, a painful torment will befall the disbelievers among them. (Al-Ma'idah 5:73)

- Allah called the people that believe in the trinity to be kuffaar
- they gathered at the counsel of Nicaea in 325 AD and delivered Christianity in a new package
- to describe Allah with human qualities is shirk
- to say Allah wrestled with prophet Yaqub is shirk

(Genesis 32:24-28) King James Version
24. And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.
25. And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him.
26. And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.
27. And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.
28. And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.

-and that He rested on the seventh day is also shirk

And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. (Genesis 2:2) King James Version

And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made. (Genesis 2:3) King James Version

5. TALE BEARING

- they carry news backwards and forwards for Muslims to fight

It is reported from Hudhaifa that news reached him (the Holy Prophet) that a certain man carried tales. Upon this Hudhaifa remarked: I heard Allah's Messenger (SAW) saying: "The tale-bearer shall not enter Paradise." [al-Bukhari (6056) and Muslim (189)]

- You can lie to make two Muslims love each other, this is the best tale bearing

...Ibn Shihab said he did not hear that exemption was granted in anything what the people speak as lie but in three cases: in battle, for bringing reconciliation amongst persons and the narration of the words of the husband to his wife, and the narration of the words of a wife to her husband (in a twisted form in order to bring reconciliation between them). [Sahih Muslim, Book 32, Hadith #6303]

Narrated By Ibn Abbas: The Prophet once passed by two graves, and those two persons (in the graves) were being tortured. He said, "They are being tortured not for a great thing (to avoid). One of them never saved himself from being soiled with his urine, while the other was going about with calumnies (to make enmity between friends). He then took a green leaf of a date-palm tree split it into two pieces and fixed one on each grave. The people said, "O Allah's Apostle! Why have you done so?" He replied, "I hope that their punishment may be lessened till they (the leaf) become dry." (Sahih Bukhari, Vol 2, Book 23, Hadith #443)

- so many people are divorced because of nammaam (tale bearing)
- The Sun newspaper is a wreck, only people who like gossip will read it
- most people like to listen to gossip, the majority of the people are scumbags
- descent people are few
- Allah said the majority of the people will always be evil

And if you obey most of those on earth, they will mislead you far away from Allah's Path. They follow nothing but conjectures, and they do nothing but lie. (Al-An'am 6:116)

6. BLACKMAILING

- to let out a secret when you didn’t get what you want
- somebody put the naked body of another person in another person's picture
- they superimposed the pictures
- and the person was asked for a huge sum of money, in order not to post it
- this is blackmail, that is how evil people are
- or to put poison in food in the supermarket and ask them for money or you will inject poison in the food
- especially in baby food
- blackmailing is a crime
- Your tongue and private parts will cause you to go to hellfire most
- if you safeguard these two, you will be guaranteed paradise

Narrated By Sahl bin Sa'd: Allah's Apostle said, "Whoever can guarantee (the chastity of) what is between his two jaw-bones and what is between his two legs (i.e. his tongue and his private parts), I guarantee Paradise for him." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 8, Book 76, Hadith #481]

7. RIDICULING (NAME CALLING, NICKNAME)

- it is called sneer, smear and jeer
- Allah told you not to do this

O you who believe! Let not a group scoff at another group, it may be that the latter are better than the former; nor let (some) women scoff at other women, it may be that the latter are better than the former, nor defame one another, nor insult one another by nicknames. How bad is it, to insult one's brother after having Faith [i.e. to call your Muslim brother (a faithful believer) as: "O sinner", or "O wicked", etc.]. And whosoever does not repent, then such are indeed Zalimûn (wrong-doers, etc.). (Al-Hujurat 49:11)

When I was about 11 in Jamaica, a man got choked and everybody call him hotdog
- and when you oppose the name it sticks
- if you ignore it then it won’t
- it is not Islamic to call people names like that

You are not allowed to call people offensive names
- the rasul called Abu Huraira (father of kitten) but he did not mind
- and he also called Ali, Abu Turab (father of sand) because one time he was in the sand and got stained
- to call a fat person nicknames is not allowed

8. CHARACTER ASSASINATION

- this is when you spread rumours about somebody in the community that is not true
- the munafiqeen did this to Aisha

Verily! Those who brought forth the slander (against 'Aishah the wife of the Prophet SAW) are a group among you. Consider it not a bad thing for you. Nay, it is good for you. Unto every man among them will be paid that which he had earned of the sin, and as for him among them who had the greater share therein, his will be a great torment. (An-Nur 24:11)

- Allah said it is good for you when they slander you because they will give you their pious deeds
- or take away your sins, so this is an investment

Abu Hurayra reported that the Prophet (SAW), said, "Avoid the seven fatal sins." They said, "Messenger of Allah, what are they?" He said, "Associating with Allah, sorcery, killing a soul which Allah has forbidden, except by legal right, consuming usury, consuming the property of an orphan, fleeing on the day of battle and slandering unthinking chaste believing women." [al-Bukhari and Muslim]

- the person you assassinated his character, will take your good deeds
- Hassan Al Basri gave a basket of fruits to a man that used to slander his name
- this is because he was giving him his good deeds
- this is so prevalent in the community, they assassinate your character because they are jealous of you

9. APOSTASY (RIDDAH)

- if you say Muhammad (SAW) was a false prophet you become a kaafir, even if you were joking
- and if you doubt this person is a kaafir or you refuse to make takfeer on him
- you become a kaafir too, this is called CHAIN TAKFEER

10. ZANDAQA

- this is when you make up your own religion
- like when Luis Farrakhan said Elijah Pole is a prophet after Muhammad
-they also fast in December, this is all Zandaqa (heresy)
-and the person that practises it is called a Zindeeq (heretic)
-it is called HISLAM

11. INSULT

- to say to a person to get lost, to speak to a person in such a way you put him down
-and it is worst when done in front of people, proud people like to do this most

12. BLASPHEMY

- to speak ill of holy things i.e Allah, the Messenger or Qur'an
- when Harun Ar Rasheed was the caliph, some Christians insulted the prophet
- and the scholars asked him to give them 80 lashes
- but he consulted Imam Malik who got very upset and said their punishment is death

Ibn Taymiyya wrote a book 'THE DRAWN SWORD AGAINST PEOPLE WHO INSULT THE RASUL'
- it is a masterpiece and when you insult 3 things your head is gone

i. Allah
ii. His rasul
iii. Qur'an

- When you make tauba (repentance) it is between you and Allah
- even those that committed Zina and make tauba are killed
- The only time you are forgiven is if you run after making the blasphemy and then hand yourself in
- then the Qaadi can exercise leniency, but if we catch you before you hand over yourself in
- then the Qaadi can’t exercise leniency, these are the rulings

- another zandaqa is that a ship will come to carry all the black people to paradise
- this is the Aqeedah of the nation of Islam, they call the ship, “A mercy ship”

THE MERCY SHIP: http://www.adl.org/hate-patrol/njs/noi.asp

- they also say that the white man was created in a science lab by a mad scientist called Yaqub

MAD SCIENTIST YAKUB: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yakub_(Nation_of_Islam)

- and Allah told you that you can’t create even a housefly

O mankind! A similitude has been coined, so listen to it (carefully): Verily! Those on whom you call besides Allah, cannot create (even) a fly, even though they combine together for the purpose. And if the fly snatched away a thing from them, they would have no power to release it from the fly. So weak are (both) the seeker and the sought. (Al-Hajj 22:73)

6TH TRAIT: SINCERITY

- this is when you are true to your belief and your actions match your words
- you are not allowed to change to suit the crowd
- the Soofis say man can become Allah by making Zikr
- your stance has to be Qur'an and Sunnah
- don’t change your speech to suit the crowd, take a stance and stick to it
- don’t be a politician, we call it poli-tricks
- He keeps changing his tune
- when he is with the Jews he says Shalom, when with the gay, he supports them etc
- You are a daa’e (caller to Islam), not a politician, these people are munafiqs
- but you are a daa'e and your stance is Qur'an and Sunnah
- That is the haqq and what comes after it is dalal
- If you preach against adultery, gambling you can’t do these things
- see 2:44

Enjoin you Al-Birr (piety and righteousness and each and every act of obedience to Allah) on the people and you forget (to practise it) yourselves, while you recite the Scripture [the Taurat (Torah)]! Have you then no sense? (Al-Baqarah 2:44)

- do you preach to enjoin good and do what is different yourself?
- also see 61:2-3

O you who believe! Why do you say that which you do not do? (As-Saff 61:2)

Most hateful it is with Allah that you say that which you do not do. (As-Saff 61:3)

- You preach against alcohol and drink it
- you have to be the walking Qur'an, for your dawah to be successful
- don’t let your enemies laugh at you, the hypocrites want you to slip, so that they will laugh at you
- this is because they are jealous of your Deen
- you are practising, but they are not, they wish they were practising
- but Allah did not give them the Tawfiq
- your protection against these is your sincerity
- Allah said the best provision is Taqwa and take it with you on a journey
-Whenever you are on a journey take provisions and taqwa is the best provision
- see 2:197

…And take a provision (with you) for the journey, but the best provision is At-Taqwa (piety, righteousness, etc.). So fear Me, O men of understanding! (Al-Baqarah 2:197)

by Shaikh Abdullah El Faisal
02.01.2012 (Evening Dars)
Edited and Formatted by AT-5 and AT-38

Bismillah…

7TH TRAIT: YOU ARE NOT UNGRATEFUL

- you are not allowed to be ungrateful

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

- the kuffaar use you and dump you
- they do not acknowledge Allah as their Lord

SHAIKH IN THE PLANE
- the plane hit an air pocket and it felt like the plane was going to crash
- the Christians who were there, on the plane all said: “Lord Jesus”
- if these were their last words, they’ll be in hell forever
- however the Muslims said subhanAllah
- the Christians gave their lordship to Jesus, this is ungratefulness
- Allah gave you life and you are ungrateful
- the Aqeedah of Shaytaan is better than the Christians

[Iblis (Satan)] said: "O my Lord! Give me then respite till the Day they (the dead) will be resurrected." (Al-Hijr 15:36)

- even the Shaytaan acknowledges that Allah is his One and only Lord
- yet a Christians don’t know who is his Lord
- the Aqeedah of Iblis is better than that of the Christian
- on judgment day he will make a mockery at all those who followed him

And Shaitan (Satan) will say when the matter has been decided: "Verily, Allah promised you a promise of truth. And I too promised you, but I betrayed you. I had no authority over you except that I called you, so you responded to me. So blame me not, but blame yourselves. I cannot help you, nor can you help me. I deny your former act in associating me (Satan) as a partner with Allah (by obeying me in the life of the world). Verily, there is a painful torment for the Zalimûn (polytheists and wrong-doers, etc.)." (Ibrahim 14:22)

- he will say the promise of Allah was true and mine was fake, why did you listen to me and not Allah?
- in order to be a proper Muslim you have to be grateful
- when the Rasool (SAW) was shown hellfire
- it was shown majority of women because they were ungrateful and the rich men

Narrated By Ibn 'Abbas: The Prophet said: "I was shown the Hell-fire and that the majority of its dwellers were women who were ungrateful." It was asked, "Do they disbelieve in Allah?" (or are they ungrateful to Allah?) He replied, "They are ungrateful to their husbands and are ungrateful for the favours and the good (charitable deeds) done to them. If you have always been good (benevolent) to one of them and then she sees something in you (not of her liking), she will say, 'I have never received any good from you." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 1, Book 2, Hadith #028]

- it is not cool to be ungrateful
- don’t be ungrateful to your wife or husband or your Muslim brothers and sisters

By the (steeds) that run, with panting (breath), (Al-'Adiyat 100:1)

Striking sparks of fire (by their hooves), (Al-'Adiyat 100:2)

And scouring to the raid at dawn (Al-'Adiyat 100:3)

And raise the dust in clouds the while, (Al-'Adiyat 100:4)

Penetrating forthwith as one into the midst (of the foe); (Al-'Adiyat 100:5)

Verily! Man (disbeliever) is ungrateful to his Lord; (Al-'Adiyat 100:6)

And to that fact he bears witness (by his deeds); (Al-'Adiyat 100:7)

And verily, he is violent in the love of wealth. (Al-'Adiyat 100:8)

- Allah gave you everything you want, but did you thank him?
- NO you wrote a book instead claiming that God is nothing but a myth
- this is because Europe is mainly pagan and atheist, the book was a bestselling book

The God Delusion is a 2006 bestselling by Richard Dawkins:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_God_Delusion

- at least the American believes in God
- they say that the end justifies the means
- they want to get rich even if it means pimp their own mothers
- wealth gives you power and honour
- so you have to be grateful for that, you should:

1) Acknowledge the Baraqah with your Heart
2) Say Alhamdulillah with your Tongue
3) Utilise the Baraqah in the right way

- because on judgment day you will have to answer for the blessings you had
- food, drink and sex, all the pleasures of the flesh etc

Then, on that Day, you shall be asked about the delight[] (you indulged in, in this world)! (At-Takathur 102:8)

Abu Huraira reported that Allah's Messenger (SAW) went out (of his house) one day or one night, and there he found Abu Bakr and 'Umar also. He said: What has brought you out of your houses at this hour? They said: Allah's Messenger, it is hunger. Thereupon he said: By Him in Whose Hand is my life, what has brought you out has brought me out too; get up. They got up along with him and (all of them) came to the house of an Ansari, but he was not at home. When his wife saw him she said: Most welcome, and Allah's Messenger (SAW) said to her: Where is so and so? She said: He has gone to get some fresh water for us. When the Ansari came and he saw Allah's Messenger (SAW) and his two Companions, he said: Praise be to Allah, no one has more honourable guests today than I (have). He then went out and brought them a bunch of ripe dates, dry dates and fresh dates, and said: Eat some of them. He then took hold of his long knife (for slaughtering a goat or a sheep). Allah's Messenger (SAW) said to him: Beware of killing a milch animal. He slaughtered a sheep for them and after they had eaten of it and of the bunch and drank, and when they had taken their fill and had been fully satisfied with the drink, Allah's Messenger (SAW) said to Abu Bakr and Umar: By Him in Whose Hand is my life, you will certainly be questioned about this bounty on the Day of judgment. Hunger brought you out of your house, then you did not return until this bounty came to you. [Sahih Muslim, Book 23, Hadith #5055]

- you are not allowed to misappropriate the blessings of Allah
- man likes to go and brag

He says (boastfully): "I have wasted wealth in abundance!" (Al-Balad 90:6)

Thinks he that none sees him? (Al-Balad 90:7)

- he likes to brag about, how many women he slept with and how much money he gambled
- this is not something to brag about
- rather put your head down in shame, this is something you will account for on the day of judgment
- are you going to be like Saleh Fawzan?
- saying the greatest jihad is to kill the Mujahideen?

SHAIKH FAWZAAN CLAIMS THE GREATEST JIHAD IS TO KILL MUJAHIDEEN:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wwJPZTDJw8


- do you know the reason why he panicked and gave this fatawa?
- the Mujahideen in Yemen are conquering town after town, so they are scared
- because there is a hadith about Yemen, where 12,000 men will rise

It has been narrated to us from Abdullah that Abi Thana Abd ar-Razaq narrated from al-Munther bin Nu'man al-Aftas that he said: "I heard Wahb narrating that Ibn Abbas said, the Prophet (pbuh) said: 'An army of twelve-thousand will come out of Aden-Abyan. They will give victory to Allah and His messenger; they are the best between myself and them'."

“Out of Aden-Abyan will come 12,000, giving victory to the (religion of) Allah and His Messenger. They are the best between me and them.” (Ahmad: 2918, 2079 and At-Tabrani in Al-Kabir: 11029 (11/56).

- if you are 12,000 strong with right Aqeedah, no one can defeat you
- that fatwa of Fawzaan is not feesabillilah (for the sake of Allah)
- but feesabilli paycheck (for the sake of the paycheck)

Ibn Abbas (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger said, “The best number of sahabah is four, the best number of men in expedition is four hundred, the best number of men in armies is four thousand, and twelve thousand will not be defeated because of poor numbers.” [Tirmidhi 1561, Ahmed 2682, Abu Dawud 2611]

- that’s why Fawzaan quickly passed this fatwah, Fawzaan is a MADkhali and passed this dodgy fatwa
- because the Mujahideen said they are coming on the house of Saud next
- the kuffaar killing Anwar Al Awlaki wasn’t a benefit for the Taghoot
- because the brother in law of Awlaki is the leader of AQAP, so how did this benefit you?
- some Muslims worship personalities, once they hear a Sheikh they start to worship him

- Snake Nazim from Cyprus said he has the mobile/cell number of rasool (SAW)

SNAKE NAZIM PHONE CALLING THE PROPHET:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58gHWKE84FA


- he also said that he will be there when Munkaar and Nakeer question one in the grave
- just donate money to his dawaah

‘Another of the miracles of Moulana Sheikh Nazim is the miracle in the grave. When the Angels appear in the mureeds grave to question him, Moulana Sheikh Nazim will immediately be there and say to the Angels “Don’t question my follower, question me instead of him and I will answer on his behalf.“ The Angels shall not be able to bear the Light of Moulana Sheikh Nazim and due to this they shall be forced to go away.’ http://www.sheiknazim2.com/haqiqat.html

- if you are ungrateful to The Creator, how will you be grateful to the creation of Allah?
- the American gave the Mujahideen weapons
- and called them freedom fighters, when they were fighting the Soviet Union
- but now they call them terrorist

CIA SUPPLIED STINGERS TO MUJAHIDEEN:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Du5CpAPxrsw


RONALD REAGAN MEETING SOME MUJAHIDEEN:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3f9mlUQzJA


- the kuffaar in Belmarsh told Sheikh, that nothing else is important other than money and sex
- they also said you need 60 faces in life, you can’t have one face, if you have one face you will not survive
- so if you are a munafiq, you will survive in their stance

The Story of Isma’el’s Marriage
- when Ibrahim (AS) came to the door of Isma'el
- Isma'el asked his wife what his father said when he came to their door
- the wife of Isma'el said that Ibrahim said that he needs to change the threshold of his door
- that meant he had to divorce her
- then Ibrahim came again and then Isma'el’s new wife came and opened the door
- Ibrahim said for that the threshold should not to be changed, this meant the wife should be kept

…After Ishmael's mother had died, Abraham came after Ishmael's marriage in order to see his family that he had left before, but he did not find Ishmael there. When he asked Ishmael's wife about him, she replied, 'He has gone in search of our livelihood.' Then he asked her about their way of living and their condition, and she replied, 'We are living in misery; we are living in hardship and destitution,' complaining to him. He said, 'When your husband returns, convey my salutation to him and tell him to change the threshold of the gate (of his house).' When Ishmael came, he seemed to have felt something unusual, so he asked his wife, 'Has anyone visited you?' She replied, 'Yes, an old man of so-and-so description came and asked me about you and I informed him, and he asked about our state of living, and I told him that we were living in a hardship and poverty.' On that Ishmael said, 'Did he advise you anything?' She replied, 'Yes, he told me to convey his salutation to you and to tell you to change the threshold of your gate.' Ishmael said, 'It was my father, and he has ordered me to divorce you. Go back to your family.' So, Ishmael divorced her and married another woman from amongst them (i.e. Jurhum).

Then Abraham stayed away from them for a period as long as Allah wished and called on them again but did not find Ishmael. So he came to Ishmael's wife and asked her about Ishmael. She said, 'He has gone in search of our livelihood.' Abraham asked her, 'How are you getting on?' asking her about their sustenance and living. She replied, 'We are prosperous and well-off (i.e. we have everything in abundance).' Then she thanked Allah' Abraham said, 'What kind of food do you eat?' She said. 'Meat.' He said, 'What do you drink?' She said, 'Water." He said, "O Allah! Bless their meat and water." The Prophet added, "At that time they did not have grain, and if they had grain, he would have also invoked Allah to bless it." The Prophet added, "If somebody has only these two things as his sustenance, his health and disposition will be badly affected, unless he lives in Mecca." The Prophet added," Then Abraham said Ishmael's wife, "When your husband comes, give my regards to him and tell him that he should keep firm the threshold of his gate.' When Ishmael came back, he asked his wife, 'Did anyone call on you?' She replied, 'Yes, a good-looking old man came to me,' so she praised him and added. 'He asked about you, and I informed him, and he asked about our livelihood and I told him that we were in a good condition.' Ishmael asked her, 'Did he give you any piece of advice?' She said, 'Yes, he told me to give his regards to you and ordered that you should keep firm the threshold of your gate.' On that Ishmael said, 'It was my father, and you are the threshold (of the gate). He has ordered me to keep you with me.'… [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 4, Book 55, Hadith #583]

- the reason why sheikh quoted this is because the first wife was ungrateful
- she didn’t even mention Allah, the second wife said Alhamdulillah

- the majority of the followers of dajjaal will be Jews and women
- a man will have to tie his wife and his daughters physically because they will want to follow the dajjaal
- some women do not want to make hijrah from this dajjaal society of America and Europe
- because all they care about is their bellies
- these women are like the wife of prophet Lut

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

8TH TRAIT: BEING HELPFUL

- if you help Allah, Allah will help you, helping Allah means, helping the cause of Allah
- you help the servants of Allah and its causes, if you help the servants of Allah, it is as if you helped Allah

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, Hadith #6232]

"...And Allah goes on helping the slave as long as the slave helps his brother." [Tirmidhi 1430, Muslim 2699, Abu Dawud 4946, Ahmed 7431]

- in order for you to be a good Muslim and have a good character
- you have to be helpful to your Muslim brothers and sisters

Narrated by An-Nu'man bin Bashir: The Prophet (SAW) said: “The likeness of the believers in their mutual love, mercy and compassion is that of one body; when one part of it suffers, the rest of the body joins it in staying awake and suffering fever.” [al-Bukhaari (6011) and Muslim (2586)]

9TH TRAIT: BRAVERY

- you are not allowed to have wahn in your heart
- wahn is to have love for dunya and hatred for death

The Prophet (SAW) said: “All the people of the world will soon summon one another to attack you as people gather around a table when invited to part take of its meal” Someone asked, ‘will that be because of our small numbers at that time?’ He( the Prophet) replied: “No, you will be numerous at that time but you will be scum and rubbish like that carried down by a torrent, and Allah will take fear from the breast of your enemies and cast “wahn” into your hearts”. Someone asked ‘What is “wahn” O Messenger of Allah?’ He replied “Love for the world and dislike of death”. (Sunnan Abu Dawud English trans. Vol. 3 pg.1196 No.4284)

- people who have wahn in their hearts, are the people who don’t do Jihaad
- and give conditions for not doing Jihaad, for example you need a caliph for Jihaad
- Sheikh Bin Baaz said in 1980’s that Jihaad was Fardul Ayn, there was no caliph then
- in 1980’s Bin Baaz passed the fatwa

SHAIKH BIN BAAZ FATWA IN SUPPORT OF JIHAD AGAINST SOVIETS:
http://studytrueislam.com/islam/history-current-affairs-of-islam/ibn-baazs-fatwa-in-support-of-the-war-against-the-soviets/

- Jimmy Carter was the first person to condemn the invasion of the Soviet Union to Afghanistan

JIMMY CARTER CONDEMNED THE SOVIET INVASION:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2Y4t0-_9MY&feature=youtu.be&t=1m25s


- Sheikh’s question to these dodgy scholars is, that there was no caliph in 1980
- when someone has disease in their heart, they say we have a Covenant of Security
- the people who believe in Covenant of Security are munaafiqs
- the Covenant of Security was broken when they invaded Afghanistan and Iraq

BRITISH TROOPS RAPING AFGHAN CHILDREN:
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/221763.html

- when they raped little kids in Afghanistan, are you a dinosaur that doesn’t study fiqhul waqi?

US MARINES URINATING ON MUJAHIDEEN:
http://news.sky.com/home/world-news/article/16147513

- look how careful the kaafir is with his words, they don’t say Muslims
- the kufaar are so clever with their words, they know the power of words
- it’s more deadly than an atomic bomb, like the words of Ibn Taymiyyah
- the FBI arrested a man after 9/11, they asked him who inspired him to be a Mujahideen
- the man replied, Ibn Taymiyyah, they are so stupid that, they put out an arrest warrant for Ibn Taymiyyah
- even though he died a long time ago
- a spin doctor is a person who reports news
- they are careful with their words in case they cause a revolution
- a wicked scholar is a spin doctor, his job is to spin every ayah and hadith out of context
- they don’t give tafseer, but put a spin on it
- the rasool (SAW) said there is a fitnaa worse than the dajaal and that is the misguided scholars

Abu Dhar said, "I was with the Prophet (SAW) one day and I heard him saying: "There is something I fear for my Ummah than the Dajjal." It was then that I became afraid, so I said: " Oh Rasool Allah! Which thing is that?" He (SAW) said; "Misguided and astray scholars." Recorded in Musnad Imam Ahmad (no.21,334 and no.21,335)

- no Jihaad without caliph, passing dodgy fatwas of Covenant of Security
- even when the kufaar rape their mothers, you believe in Covenant of Security, but the kufaar don’t
- Afghanistan has the most diamonds in the world, that’s why they can’t leave

AFGHANISTAN HAS DIAMONDS:
http://www.bgs.ac.uk/afghanminerals/preciousstone.htm

- you put another dodgy fatwa on Jihaad, that you have to be a scholar to do jihad
- when the kuffaar lied and said they are in Afghanistan to liberate the women, this is a lie
- they oppress women back home at France

'Burka martyr' faces two years in French jail after wearing veil:
http://www.metro.co.uk/news/884784-burka-martyr-faces-two-years-in-french-jail-after-wearing-veil

- they ban the niqqab in Belgium, the minaret in Switzerland
- they lie and lie and only donkeys with two feet will believe their lies
- they can’t con sheikh and if they can’t con you they will kill you
- why do they create sports, they want to create an unaware society
- if communism is in the grave, then capitalism will follow suit Insha’Allah
- why are you surprised that Socialism will be down the drain?

And say: "Truth (i.e. Islamic Monotheism or this Qur'an or Jihad against polytheists) has come and Batil (falsehood, i.e. Satan or polytheism, etc.) has vanished. Surely! Batil is ever bound to vanish." (Al-Isra 17:81)

- you have wahn in your heart that’s why you pass these dodgy fatwas about Jihaad
- at the battle of Hunain the Muslims were the majority
- people took their Shahadah and went to the battlefield

Truly Allah has given you victory on many battle fields, and on the Day of Hunain (battle) when you rejoiced at your great number but it availed you naught and the earth, vast as it is, was straitened for you, then you turned back in flight. (At-Tawbah 9:25)

- he the prophet (SAW) didn’t say to them, you have to learn and become a scholar then fight
- that’s why you should study Seerah, people have a dodgy Aqeedah because they don’t study Seerah

Narrated By Ibn Abbas: When the Prophet sent Muadh to Yemen, he said to him, "You are going to a nation from the people of the Scripture, so let the first thing to which you will invite them, be the Tauhid of Allah. If they learn that, tell them that Allah has enjoined on them, five prayers to be offered in one day and one night. And if they pray, tell them that Allah has enjoined on them Zakat of their properties and it is to be taken from the rich among them and given to the poor. And if they agree to that, then take from them Zakat but avoid the best property of the people." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 9, Book 93, Hadith #469]

- that’s why they don’t know that in Makkah the prophet (SAW) called to Tawheed
- didn’t sheikh say you are NOT allowed to call for Shariah in darl harb

Three Muslim men convicted over gay hate leaflets:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jan/20/three-Muslims-convicted-gay-hate-leaflets

- they will arrest you if you say kill the homosexuals, in Europe they protect the homosexuals a lot
- majority of the kaafirs in Europe are atheists, they don’t believe in God
- so give them Tawheed not Shariah
- when a baby is born you feed them breast milk not bread
- when they believe in Allah, then invite them to the laws of Allah, step by step
- to be brave is one ingredient to be a Muslim, don’t be a coward

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, Book 20, Hadith #4696]

- if you do not want to eradicate the isms and schisms of the Taghoot
- then that means you agree with them

And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and polytheism: i.e. worshipping others besides Allah) and the religion (worship) will all be for Allah Alone [in the whole of the world[]]. But if they cease (worshipping others besides Allah), then certainly, Allah is All-Seer of what they do. (Al-Anfal 8:39)

- the fitna in the ayah refers to shirk, this ayah abrogates the verse in Surah Kaafiroon

"To you be your religion, and to me my religion (Islamic Monotheism)." (Al-Kafirun 109:6)

- the official verse of the sword is; Tawbah verse 5

Then when the Sacred Months (the Ist, 7th, 11th, and 12th months of the Islamic calendar) have passed, then kill the Mushrikûn (see V.2:105) wherever you find them, and capture them and besiege them, and prepare for them each and every ambush. But if they repent and perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as- Salat), and give Zakat, then leave their way free. Verily, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (At-Tawbah 9:5)

- you have become cowards and don’t want to do Jihaad
- well you don’t have to ask for it, they bring it to your doorsteps
- like they did, in Chechnya, Afghanistan and Iraq

- the Russians blew up a hotel and blamed it on Muslims, so that they can go in Chechnya
- to kill Muslims and steal their resources
- one of their agents Alexandra Litvinenko, wrote a book exposing them called Blowing up Russia

Blowing Up Russia by Alexander Litvinenko:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blowing_Up_Russia:_Terror_from_Within

- they panicked that this man would expose them, Alexander took his Shahadah and was a Muslim
- he was killed by the Russians, they pensioned him in London
- he most probably didn’t know the hadith that says that you shouldn’t eat with the kuffaar

It was narrated from Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri (RA) that he heard the Messenger of Allah (SAW) say, “Do not keep company with anyone but a believer and do not let anyone eat your food but one who is pious.” [Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 2395; Abu Dawood, 4832. Abu ‘Eesa al-Tirmidhi said: this hadeeth is hasan]

- now look at what happened to the man who ordered the killing
- the Russians don’t want him, this is the white revolution
- why is it that people are rebelling around him because you plot and Allah plans

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

- you planted your own bombs to kills Muslims and now the people know that you are a human devil
- when a person knows that you need him, he become a Fitnaa for you
- that’s why women are Fitnaa for men

“I have not left behind me any fitnah (temptation) more harmful to men than women.” [Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5096; Muslim, 2740]

- Fitnaa = trial, tribulations
- if you do not want to do Jihaad, the kuffaar will bring it to your doorstep

by Shaikh Abdullah El Faisal
02.02.2012 (Evening Dars)
NOTES typed LIVE by AT-42
Edited and Formatted by AT-5 and AT-38

- this should be the last segment of this topic:- The Muslim Character

RECAP:
- One of the ingredients for you to have
- a Muslim character is you should be brave, women like brave men, so they can be protected
- whenever a person has wahn in their hearts
- they always put dodgy conditions on Jihad to undermine Jihad e.g. no Jihad without a caliph
- you shouldn’t have love for the dunya and fear for death in your heart (wahn)
- we already exposed Fawzan yesterday, he has said the greatest Jihad is to kill the Mujahideen

In the year 1258 AD, the caliph Musta’sim was killed
- for three years the Muslims had no caliph, they declared Jihad and Ibn Taymiyyah was one of them
- so if the Muslims fought and defeated the Tartars
- so how can you say it is not permissible to do Jihad without a caliph?
- rafidites - are Shi’ites, you can’t take them as advisors, they give crazy advice
- a lot of knowledge was lost

Allah says

O you who believe! Take not as (your) Bitanah (advisors, consultants, protectors, helpers, friends, etc.) those outside your religion (pagans, Jews, Christians, and hypocrites) since they will not fail to do their best to corrupt you. They desire to harm you severely. Hatred has already appeared from their mouths, but what their breasts conceal is far worse. Indeed We have made plain to you the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses) if you understand. (Aali Imran 3:118)

- this is proof that you can’t take people outside of your religion as advisors
- Al wala wal bara – to love and hate for the sake of Allah
- you need to carry the banner of Jihad unlike that wicked scholars
- do not pass fatawas like the greatest Jihad is to kill the Mujahideen

- do not use democracy to give victory to Islam, that is not the way forward
- it was tried in Algeria, Nigeria and Malaysia, but it didn’t work

Algeria Islamic Salvation Front Won Election :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algerian_Civil_War

MALAYSIA - ANWAR IBRAHIM :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anwar_Ibrahim

NIGERIA - ABIOLA :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moshood_Kashimawo_Olawale_Abiola

- the way forward is Jihad fisabilillah and if you don’t the kuffar will bring it to your doorstep
- just like they did in Afghanistan, when people leave Jihad they become the lowest of the low

“If you deal in usury (riba) and hang onto the tails of cows, being satisfied with cultivation and ceasing to take part in Jihad, Allah will inflict a humiliation upon you which will not be removed until you return to your religion.” [Reported by Ahmad and Abu Dawud and graded as authentic by Al-Qattan. Al-Hafiz states in Al-Bulugh that the chain of narrators is trustworthy and reliable]

10TH TRAIT: SHYNESS

- this is a branch if eeman, as stated in a hadith

It was narrated from ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Umar that the Messenger of Allaah (SAW) passed by an Ansaari man who was exhorting his brother to be modest. The Messenger of Allaah (SAW) said: “Let him be, for modesty is part of faith.” [al-Bukhaari (24) and Muslim (36)]

It is narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "Faith has over seventy branches or over sixty branches, the most excellent of which is the declaration that there is no god but Allah, and the humblest of which is the, removal of what is injurious from the path: and modesty is the branch of faith." [al-Bukhari (8) and Muslim (56)]

- men and men are not allowed to shower in front of each other
- there is no morals like the Islamic morals, shyness is a part of our culture

Narrated By Mu'awiyah ibn Haydah: I said: Apostle of Allah, from whom should we conceal our private parts and to whom can we show? He replied: conceal your private parts except from your wife and from whom your right hands possess (slave-girls)... [Abu Dawud 4006, Tirmidhi 2803, Ahmed 20054]

-the prophet (SAW) was shy like a virgin

Abu Sa'id Khudri reported that Allah's Messenger (SAW) was more modest than the virgin behind the curtain (or in the apartment), and when he disliked anything, we recognised that from his face. [al-Bukhari (6102) and Muslim (5739)]

-if you feel no shame, do as you wish

Narrated By Abu Mas'ud: The Prophet said, 'One of the sayings of the early Prophets which the people have got is: If you don't feel ashamed do whatever you like." (See Hadith No 690, 691, Vol 4) [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 8, Book 73, Hadith #141]

- why don’t you take on a girlfriend, do drugs, go to casinos, if you feel no shame?
- a Muslim is supposed to feel ashamed of certain things
- for you to feel ashamed of evil deeds, it is a branch of eemaan

“…and modesty is the branch of faith." [al-Bukhari (8) and Muslim (56)]

- if you brag about your sins, of your haraam, you have no eemaan
- if you do haraam in secret and didn’t tell anybody, this is better for you
- but if you brag about it, you are inviting to it
- to be a sincere Muslim, you need be feel ashamed, you have to be shy

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]

- so a Muslim doesn't do haraam and talk about it because a Muslim has a sense of shame
- but the kaafir brags about things
- such as the money they wasted in Las Vegas or how many prostitutes he slept with etc
- the kaafir likes to announce it to the people
- see 19:6

He says (boastfully): "I have wasted wealth in abundance!" (Al-Balad 90:6)

- many of you think "I did haraam, I am evil", this is how the Khawaarij think
- if you do haraam it doesn’t mean you are evil

Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger having said: By Him in Whose Hand is my life, if you were not to commit sin, Allah would sweep you out of existence and He would replace (you by) those people who would commit sin and seek forgiveness from Allah, and He would have pardoned them. (Sahih Muslim, Book 037, Number 6622)

- Shaikh quoted this hadith in 2008 in northern Nigeria
- by your seeking Allah’s forgiveness, Allah is practicing His names and attributes
- if a Muslim should do a sin and it bothers him,
- it’s like a man who is sitting in a cave and he thinks it will fall on him

Narrated By 'Abdullah bin Mas'ud the Prophet (SAW) saying: "A believer sees his sins as if he were sitting under a mountain which, he is afraid, may fall on him; whereas the wicked person considers his sins as flies passing over his nose and he just drives them away like this." Abu Shihab (the sub-narrator) moved his hand over his nose in illustration. [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 8, Book 75, Hadith #320]

- if you are saying your sin is halaal, then you are evil and have now become a kaafir
- a woman should be shy and is not allowed to raise her voice
- a good woman doesn’t speak with a soft and dainty voice, she speaks with dignity and respect
- so that men with diseases in their hearts won’t molest her
- see 31:19 Allah says

He brings out the living from the dead, and brings out the dead from the living. And He revives the earth after its death. And thus shall you be brought out (resurrected). (Ar-Rum 30:19)

- Allah created the voice of the donkey and despises the voice of the donkey
- A good woman speaks with a soft voice and not a loud, these women are seeking attention
- no woman is allowed to leave the house without Hijab and Jilbab
- Allah curses the one who wears a belt, you can wear it under the Jilbab (the belt)
- A woman isn’t allowed to dress in skimpy clothes
- your Jilbab can’t have elastic on your hips
- the Jilbab has to reach your ankle
- and your jilbab can’t be see-through
- it cannot be loud colors (i.e. pink, red etc), it should be dark
- these are not proper Jilbab colors (bright) red , pink , orange are not proper Jilbab colours

- the kuffaar knows that the Muslims are shy, so they like to strip them naked
- the story of prophet Ibrahim and Nimrod (dumped him in the fire, stripped him naked)
- we are the only civilized people in the world, everyone else is uncivilized

"What the Muslims see as good is good in the sight of Allah and what they see as bad is bad in the sight of Allah." [Ahmad]

-if the kuffaar were civilized, why do they have a racist society? why do they urinate on the dead?
-you the Muslims are the only civilized people in the world
-see 3:110

You [true believers in Islamic Monotheism, and real followers of Prophet Muhammad SAW and his Sunnah (legal ways, etc.)] are the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind; you enjoin Al-Ma'rûf (i.e. Islamic Monotheism and all that Islam has ordained) and forbid Al-Munkar (polytheism, disbelief and all that Islam has forbidden), and you believe in Allah… (Aali Imran 3:110)

- if the kuffaar were civilized
- why did they allow men to marry their dogs in the USA, they allow sodomy in the army and bestiality

SENATE APPROVES BILL THAT LEGALIZES SODOMY AND BESTIALITY IN U.S. MILITARY:
http://www.kavkazcenter.com/eng/content/2011/12/09/15488.shtml

Certainly! Allah will admit those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah Islamic Monotheism) and do righteous good deeds, to Gardens under which rivers flow (Paradise), while those who disbelieve enjoy themselves and eat as cattle eat, and the Fire will be their abode. (Muhammad 47:12)

- these kufaar are far from being civilized, there lifestyle is so evil, even the Shaitan is shy about it!
- their lifestyle is satanic

'Aisha reported: Allah's Messenger (SAW) said: "Should I not show modesty to one whom even the Angels show modesty (Uthman)." [Sahih Muslim, Book 31, Hadith #5906]

- so you need to be shy

11TH TRAIT: AVOID ASKING INQUISITIVE QUESTIONS

On the authority of Abu Hurairah, who said: The Messenger of Allah said “A sign of one’s excellence in his Islam, is ignoring what does not concern him.” [Tirmidhi 2318, Ibn e Majah 3976, Ahmed 1737, Al-Muwatta 1604]

- the Muslim culture nowadays is very inquisitive
- in some cultures like the Arab, Asian culture, they watch, peep, gossip and slander
- the white woman won’t care less about what the people will say
- so the Asian woman will remain widowed because if she re-marries at age 50 years old
- people will gossip, she will remain single even if she has needs
- some people come on Paltalk and gossip, they don’t listen to the dars but will be gossiping
- whilst Shaikh was giving the lecture
- some Muslims will even ask what your salary is and even about the virginity of their wives
- some people are so inquisitive that some men are forced
- to show the white sheet with the blood to show them that she is a virgin
- the Rasul (saw) never did this, this is unislamic
- it is haraam to ask such questions that will harm you if the answer is given

O you who believe! Ask not about things which, if made plain to you, may cause you trouble. But if you ask about them while the Qur'an is being revealed, they will be made plain to you. Allah has forgiven that, and Allah is Oft¬Forgiving, Most Forbearing. (Al-Ma'idah 5:101)

- it is haram to expose the virginity of your wife, if you don’t find her to be a virgin

Abu Huraira reported Allah's Apostle (SAW) 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]

12TH TRAIT: YOU NEED SABR

- sabr means the thing is haraam and you love it, but yet still you stay away from it

Narrated by Abu Qatadah and Abu Ad-Dahma' who said: We came to a man from the people of the desert and asked him: Did you hear a Hadith from the Messenger of Allah (SAW)? He said: I heard him saying: "Whosoever leaves something for the sake of Allah, then Allah the Mighty and Magnificent, will replace it with something better than it." [Musnad Ahmad, Vol. 5, pg.363, No. 23124]

- it also means the thing is fard but difficult, yet you still do it for the sake of Allah e.g. Jihad
- the story of Yusuf (AS) and his brothers is a very important story about sabr
- also the story of Ibrahim
- Yusuf was given Tamkeen in the land, see 2:153

O you who believe! Seek help in patience and As-Salat (the prayer). Truly! Allah is with As-Sabirin (the patient ones, etc.). (Al-Baqarah 2:153)

- Allah is with the patient

And seek help in patience and As-Salat (the prayer) and truly it is extremely heavy and hard except for Al-Khashi'ûn [i.e. the true believers in Allah - those who obey Allah with full submission, fear much from His Punishment, and believe in His Promise (Paradise, etc.) and in His Warnings (Hell, etc.)]. (Al-Baqarah 2:45)

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

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

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

- Imam Shaafi said the Surah Wal Asr would have been sufficient
- if it was the only Surah revealed for guidance
- people without sabr are yoyo Muslims, they keep on going backward and forward in Islam
- Allah spoke about them in 22:11

And among mankind is he who worships Allah as it were, upon the very edge (i.e. in doubt); if good befalls him, he is content therewith; but if a trial befalls him, he turns back on his face (i.e. reverts back to disbelief after embracing Islam). He loses both this world and the Hereafter. That is the evident loss. (Al-Hajj 22:11)

- on the day of Judgment Allah will be giving and taking back the light in sirat
- just like how you treated the deen

13TH TRAIT: DO NOT BE PROUD

- pride is when you reject the truth and look down on others

It Is narrated on the authority of Abdullah b. Mas'ud that the Apostle of Allah (SAW), observed: He who has in his heart the weight of a mustard seed of pride shall not enter Paradise. A person (amongst his hearers) said: Verily a person loves that his dress should be fine, and his shoes should be fine. He (the Holy Prophet) remarked: Verily, Allah is Graceful and He loves Grace. Pride is disdaining the truth (out of self-conceit) and contempt for the people. [Sahih Muslim, Book 1, Hadith #0164]

- wearing beautiful clothes is not pride
- Nimrad, the pharaoh, Abu Jahl and Abu Lahab rejected the truth because of pride
- the Jews are proud

And indeed, We gave Mûsa (Moses) the Book and followed him up with a succession of Messengers. And We gave 'Iesa (Jesus), the son of Maryam (Mary), clear signs and supported him with Rûh-ul-Qudus [Jibrael (Gabriel)]. Is it that whenever there came to you a Messenger with what you yourselves desired not, you grew arrogant? Some, you disbelieved and some, you killed. (Al-Baqarah 2:87)

- the Jews knew that Muhammad (SAW) was a prophet, but they rejected him because he was an Arab

Those to whom We gave the Scripture (Jews and Christians) recognise him (Muhammad or the Ka'bah at Makkah) as they recongise their sons. But verily, a party of them conceal the truth while they know it - [i.e. the qualities of Muhammad which are written in the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)]. (Al-Baqarah 2:146)

- they chose hellfire over accepting Islam because of pride
- if you have pride in your heart you are following Iblees
- you are allowed to be proud as a Muslim

And indeed, We gave Mûsa (Moses) the Book and followed him up with a succession of Messengers. And We gave 'Iesa (Jesus), the son of Maryam (Mary), clear signs and supported him with Rûh-ul-Qudus [Jibrael (Gabriel)]. Is it that whenever there came to you a Messenger with what you yourselves desired not, you grew arrogant? Some, you disbelieved and some, you killed. (Al-Baqarah 2:87)

Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah (SAW), said, "There are three people that Allah will not speak to on the Day of Rising nor purify nor look at and they will have a painful punishment: an old adulterer, a lying ruler and a poor person who is arrogant." [Sahih Muslim, Book 1, Hadith #0195]

- if a prince is proud that can be understood, but how a poor man be proud?

14TH TRAIT: BE JEALOUS OVER YOUR WIFE, DAUGHTER

Narrated By Abu Huraira: The Prophet; said, “Indeed, Allah has Ghayrah, and the faithful believer has Ghayrah, and the Ghayrah which Allah has is provoked when a believer commits that which Allah has forbidden.” [al-Bukhari (4925) and Muslim (2761)]

Ibn Al-Qayyim, Rahimahullaah, said: “And the Dayyouth is the most vile of Allah’s creation, and Jannah is forbidden for him, (because of his lack of Ghayrah - jealousy). The foundation of the Religion is Ghayrah, and the one without Ghayrah is one without Religion, for Ghayrah protects the heart and enlivens the limbs, and shields one from evil and lewdness, and lack of Ghayrah kills the heart so that the limbs die, so that there remains not even shielding from [the minor things]. And the example of Ghayrah in the heart is the example of the strength that shields one from sickness and fights it off, so if the strength leaves, he will be faced with the sickness, and will not find any thing to protect himself from it, so it will establish itself [within him] and destroy him.” [Ad-Daa’ Wad-Dawaa’, p.77]

- do not permit your daughter to have a boyfriend, else you will not enter paradise
- you are only supposed to be jealous of your wife, but also all the females of your family

AI-Mughira b. Shu'ba (RA) reported that Sa'd b. 'Ubada (RA) said: If I were to see a man with my wife, I would have struck him with the sword, and not with the flat part (side) of it. When Allah's Messenger (PBUH) heard of that, he said: Are you surprised at Sa'd's jealousy of his honour? By Allah, I am more jealous of my honour than he, and Allah is more jealous than I. Because of His jealousy Allah has prohibited abomination, both open and secret And no person is more jealous of his honour than Allah, and no persons, is more fond of accepting an excuse than Allah on account of which He has sent messengers, announcers of glad tidings and warners; and no one is more fond of praise than Allah on account of which Allah has promised Paradise. [Sahih Muslim, Book 9, Hadith #3572]

- a Muslim woman is not allowed to flirt with men to test her husband's jealousy
- you are supposed to be dignified

15TH TRAIT: YOU HAVE TO BE JUST

- when you are called to judge, you need to be just

O you who believe! Stand out firmly for Allah and be just witnesses and let not the enmity and hatred of others make you avoid justice. Be just: that is nearer to piety, and fear Allah. Verily, Allah is Well¬Acquainted with what you do. (Al-Ma'idah 5:8)

- justice is the closest thing to Taqwa
- in some countries like Pakistan women are terrified to report a rape case
- because they'll either rape her again or accuse her of Zina, this is not Shariah

- many people demonstrate against the implementation of Shariah
- because they'll only implement it against the ethnic minority and women
- you need justice in order to have Shariah and only the one with Taqwa are just
- even some are oppressive to their kids, they force their daughters into marriage
- you can’t forcefully make a woman your wife

O you who believe! You are forbidden to inherit women against their will… (An-Nisa 4:19)

It was narrated from 'Aishah: "A girl came to her and said: 'My father married me to his brother's son so that he might raise his own status thereby, and I was unwilling.' She said: 'Sit here until the Prophet (SAW) comes.' Then the Messenger of Allah (SAW) came, and I told him (what she had said). He sent word to her father, calling him, and he left the matter up to her. She said: 'O Messenger of Allah, I accept what my father did, but I wanted to know whether women have any say in the matter."' [Sunan An-Nasai (Arabic/English), Vol 4, p.124-125, Hadith #3271]

- you are complaining about the rulers, but are you just at home?
- Allah made oppression, lies, breaking a promise etc haraam on Himself

...“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]

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

- He also doesn’t order us to do more than we can bear
- many of you don’t give women money to go shopping, yet you expect three meals a day
- and if you do this you lose your conjugal rights, so you need to avoid Zhulm (oppression)

Abu Hurayrah (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger said, "Three prayers are surely answered: the supplication of the oppressed, the supplication of the traveller, and the supplication of the father for his son." [Abu Dawud 1536, Ibn Majah 3862, Ahmed 7513, Tirmidhi 3448]

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." [al-Bukhari (1395) and Muslim (19)]

- many men in darul harb marry sisters, but don’t pay their dowry, that is another form of oppression
- people with no Taqwa always target the weak to oppress them

16TH TRAIT: AVOID ENVY

- to see your Muslim brother with Barakah and you want it disappear from him, this is a quality of Iblis

Abu Hurairah (RA) narrated that the Prophet (SAW) said: “Beware of envy! Indeed the envy eats up good deeds like the fire eats up wood” (Abu Dawud 4903 and Ibn Majah 4210)

- he envied Adam (AS) and refused to bow down to him because Allah chose Adam to be Khalifah
-if you believe in Qadr you don’t have envy
- but when your eemaan and Taqwa is weak, then you become envious
- everything in this world is cursed, so how can you be envious?

Abu Huraira (RA) reported that Allah's Messenger (SAW) said, “"The world, with all that it contains, is accursed except for dhikr (the remembrance of Allah) that which pleases Allah; and the religious scholars and seekers of knowledge.'' [Tirmidhi 2322 and Ibn e Majah 4112, (Abu Eesa al-Tirmidhi said: this hadeeth is hasan ghareeb)]

Sahi Ibn Sa’d (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, “If in Allah’s sight , the world had so much worth as wing of mosquito then a infidel would never have drunk even a drop of water.” [Tirmidhi 2320 and Ibn e Majah 4110]

- you allowed to be envious in two occasions only

"Do not wish to be like anyone, except in two cases: (1) A man whom Allah has given wealth and he spends it righteously. (2) A man whom Allah has given wisdom (knowledge of the Qur'an and the Hadith) and he acts according to it and teaches it to others." [al-Bukhari (7529) and Muslim (815)]

17TH TRAIT: AVOID CARRYING GRUDGES

- the one who says the salam first is better because he has less pride in his heart

Narrated By Abu Aiyub Al-Ansari: Allah's Apostle said, "It is not lawful for a man to desert his brother Muslim for more than three nights. (It is unlawful for them that) when they meet, one of them turns his face away from the other, and the other turns his face from the former, and the better of the two will be the one who greets the other first." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 8, Book 73, Hadith #100]

On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (RA), who said that the Messenger of ALLAH (SAW) said: "The gates of Paradise will be opened on Mondays and on Thursdays, and every servant [of ALLAH] who associates nothing with ALLAH will be forgiven, except for the man who has a grudge against his brother. [About them] it will be said: 'Delay these two until they are reconciled; delay these two until they are reconciled.'" [Muslim (also by Malik and Abu Dawud)]

- giving and answering salam is sufficient

Narrated By Abu Khirash as-Sulami: Abu Khirash heard the Apostle of Allah (SAW) say: "If one keeps apart from his brother for a year, it is like shedding his blood." [Abu Dawud, Book 36, Hadith #4897]

- so you are not allowed to carry grudges, sort out your problems with your brothers
- this Hadith does not apply for munafiqs
- you can boycott them for 10 years, they are fake
- Allah ask us to be harsh with them

O Prophet (Muhammad SAW)! Strive hard against the disbelievers and the hypocrites, and be harsh against them, their abode is Hell, - and worst indeed is that destination. (At-Tawbah 9:73)

18TH TRAIT: BE GENTLE WITH WOMEN

Abu Hurayrah (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, "The most perfect of believers in belief is the best of them in character. The best of you are those who are the best to their women." [Tirmidhi 1165, Abu Dawud 4682]

- you are not allowed to be a wife beater or call her names

O you who believe! Let not a group scoff at another group, it may be that the latter are better than the former; nor let (some) women scoff at other women, it may be that the latter are better than the former, nor defame one another, nor insult one another by nicknames. How bad is it, to insult one's brother after having Faith [i.e. to call your Muslim brother (a faithful believer) as: "O sinner", or "O wicked", etc.]. And whosoever does not repent, then such are indeed Zalimûn (wrong-doers, etc.). (Al-Hujurat 49:11)

- sometimes verbal abuse is worse than physical abuse
- name calling is haraam
- to ridicule your Muslim brothers and sisters is also haraam

19TH TRAIT: YOU SHOULD BE HARD WORKING, AMBICIOUS AND OPTIMISTIC

- do not be pessimists
- begging is not allowed in Islam, you have no flesh on your face on Day of Judgment if you beg

And that man can have nothing but what he does (good or bad), (An-Najm 53:39)

Hamza, son of 'Abdullah, reported on the authority of his father that the Apostle of Allah (SAW) said: "When a man is always begging from people, he would meet Allah (in a state) that there would be no flesh on his face." [Sahih Muslim, Book 5, Hadith #2263]

It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah (RA) said: The Messenger of Allaah (SAW) said: “For one of you to chop wood and carry it on his back is better for him than asking (begging) from anyone who will either give him something or refuse to give him anything.” [al-Bukhari (1968) and Muslim (1042)]

20TH TRAIT: TAQWA

- Taqwa is to put between yourself and the wrath of Allah a barrier
- by doing what is fard and by abstaining from what is haraam
- see 2:197

And whatever good you do, (be sure) Allah knows it. And take a provision (with you) for the journey, but the best provision is At-Taqwa (piety, righteousness, etc.). So fear Me, O men of understanding! (Al-Baqarah 2:197)

- Jihad, hajj, marriage are all journeys, the best provision you need on these is Taqwa

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)

- because when you have Taqwa you get the Furqaan (criterion)
- to judge between the good from the bad, the pure from the corrupt, the truth and the false

The life of the Prophet (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon Him) has been said by his wife, Aisha (RA) to be like "a walking Qur’an", embodying the Laws of Almighty Allah (subhaana wa taalah).

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

- the beauty of Islam is not in the masjid, but in the character