Q&A: Khutbatul Wada’ah [The Fareweall Sermon of the Prophet (SAW)]
Question 1: Some non-Muslims say that 8:39 (i.e. Fight them until there is no more fitnah, Until Allah (swt) Alone is worshipped in the land) contradicts the concept of the dhimmi. Because if dhimmi's live on the land, then not only Allah (swt) Alone will be worshipped on that land (i.e. they'll be worshipping their idols, trinity, etc in their privacy, but still on the same land). Kindly advise how to refute this insh'allah.
Answer 1: This verse means you should fight them until there is no more fitna. You need to understand the fitna is shirk. You can continue to be a Christian but we have to implement sharia. We don’t want you to be a muslim by force but by conviction. But you have to give up the keys to govern by sharia law.
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)
Question 2: Why can't we consider those in the apostate regimes armies kufr when they arrest torture and kill Muslims just for calling for shariah and for speaking out against kufr laws. If they arrest, torture and kill Muslims
for these things because their leaders tell them isn't this known of by necessity that this is kufr also speaking of those in the US army who were told by wicked scholars they can join the kuffar army (American) and go kill Muslims in Afghanistan. Iraq and Somalia are not these soldiers kuffar? Shaikh, when I became a Muslim no one had to tell me to fight Muslims with the kuffar was haram. I thought this was common sense isn't this known of Islam by necessity or do we have to establish the hujjah on all these people?
Answer 2: We consider those in the kafir army kufaar. Yusuf Qaradawi is a zindeeq.
Those who believe, fight in the Cause of Allah, and those who disbelieve, fight in the cause of Taghût (Satan, etc.). So fight you against the friends of Shaitan (Satan); Ever feeble indeed is the plot of Shaitan (Satan). (An-Nisa 4:76)
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)
Question 3: I am married with a one-year-old daughter. I have never raised my hand against my wife. But on an occasion I raised my voice, this led to my wife calling police. Basically should I stay with my wife for the sake of my daughter?
Answer 3: If you raise your voice she’s not supposed to call the police because you were not being violent. The only time she can call is if he is a hypocrite, violent. She can use a kafir to get rid of a kafir.
Question 4: Can a Muslim woman make hajj with a safe group?
Answer 4: If she makes hajj with a safe group, her hajj is accepted. No one can tell her otherwise that her hajj is baatil.
Question 5: What was the definitive arabic term for the eloquence of rasulullah (saw), you mentioned it at the start of the dars?
Answer 5: Jawaami3 al kalim =amazing ability to speak.
Abu Huraira reported that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: I have been given superiority over the other prophets in six respects: I have been given words which are concise but comprehensive in meaning; I have been helped by terror (in the hearts of enemies): spoils have been made lawful to me: the earth has been made for me clean and a place of worship; I have been sent to all mankind and the line of prophets is closed with me. [Sahih Muslim, Book 4, Hadith #1062]
Question 6: I know that the Rasul (saw) said for us to treat our womenfolk kindly. I informed my wife before our nikah that I would take another wife in the future and she said that she was ok with that. Now that I informed her that I will begin to look for another wife for nikah misyar she left to her mom's house. She is pregnant and has been there for a month. What do you recommend I do shaikh?
Answer 6: This problem is a local problem. Hold a meeting with your wife. It has to be solved by a local sheikh.
If you fear a breach between them twain (the man and his wife), appoint (two) arbitrators, one from his family and the other from her's if they both wish for peace, Allah will cause their reconciliation. Indeed Allah is Ever All Knower, Well Acquainted with all things. (An-Nisa 4:35)