Friday, March 16, 2012

-273- Tafseer Surah Taubah (Part 8)

by Shaikh Abdullah El Faisal
03.14.2012 (Evening Dars)

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- We stopped at ayah 54 last time


And nothing prevents their contributions from being accepted from them except that they disbelieved in Allah and in His Messenger (Muhammad SAW); and that they came not to As-Salat (the prayer) except in a lazy state; and that they offer not contributions but unwillingly. (At-Tawbah 9:54)

So whenever you are hating what Allah has revealed
-and find it a burden, this is not good for you
-you should see it as a pillar of Islam not a burden


So let not their wealth or their children amaze you (O Muhammad SAW); in reality Allah's Plan is to punish them with these things in the life of the this world, and that their souls shall depart (die) while they are disbelievers. (At-Tawbah 9:55)

You might wonder how can wealth be punishment for someone?
-this is because you spend most of your time worrying about your wealth
-because you spend all your time protecting and safe guarding it
-it causes you to suffer apprehension and anxiety

The Holy Messenger (SAW) said: “Let the slave of Dinar and the Dirham, of Qatifah and Khamisa (i.e. money and luxurious clothes) perish (in his misery) because he is pleased if these things are given to him and if not he becomes miserable and frustrated”. (Sahih Bukhari (Arabic/English) Vol.4 pg.88 No.137)

-when you lose it, it becomes a source of anguish for you
-whenever a kaafir loses his money he brags about it

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

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

-you also use to wealth to smoke cocaine, gamble and follow women
-when people are rich with no Taqwa, they use their wealth to be on drugs
-so their wealth becomes a curse for them
-he is just pretending by bragging and boasting because inside he is hurting
-he just wasted his wealth on women, gambling and alcohol, so he is just faking
-money technology and pleasures of the flesh is the trinity of the kaafirs
-do not envy the kuffaar for their wealth
-the prophet said this dunya is a prison for the believer and paradise for the kaafir

Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The world is a prison-house for a believer and Paradise for a non-believer. [Sahih Muslim, Book 42, Hadith #7058]

-he also said everything in the dunya is cursed except 3 things

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)]

1. Remembrance of Allah

2. an Alim

3. a student of an Alim

-anyone who has no Shaikh has Shaytan as his Shaikh
-and if this dunya was valuable to the extent of a mosquito wing
-Allah would never give a kaafir a cup of water to drink from it

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]

So do not me mesmerized by the wealth of the kuffaar
-Allah is giving them enough rope to hang themselves

-if they are impolite and unruly, they become a disgrace for you
-your son becoming a homosexual or your daughter a prostitute
-this is a curse on you the parent
-these kids steal everything from the house to buy their drugs


-a woman strangled her son to death
-because he used to steal everything from the house to buy drugs
-when somebody is on drugs, they have withdrawal syndrome
-and have pins and needles sensations
-this person will pimp his own mother to get the drugs

Their kids also become a form of punishment for them
-first of all their kids do not practise Qur'an and Sunnah
-and they are on drugs and steal everything from the home to buy it
-so the lives of the parents are filled with sorrow and disappointment

-some kaafir kids kill their parents and dump them in old age homes
-they kill them because they want to inherit their wealth
-Only a God-fearing child is not a punishment for you, he is obedient and not a cursed child

Al-Khidr saw a boy and killed him and Musa (AS) was shocked
-but Al-Khidr told him this boy will grow up to be a kaafir
-and will make his parents become like him
-so if your child becomes an atheist, this is a punishment, he gave up Eeman for kufr
-where is the Barakah in having kids that are like this?

Then they both proceeded, till they met a boy, he (Khidr) killed him. Musa (Moses) said: "Have you killed an innocent person who had killed none? Verily, you have committed a thing "Nukra" (a great Munkar - prohibited, evil, dreadful thing)!" (Al-Kahf 18:74)

(Khidr) said: "Did I not tell you that you can have no patience with me?" (Al-Kahf 18:75)

...Then they proceeded further and found a boy playing with other boys. Al-Khadir took hold of the boy's head from the top and plucked it out with his hands (i.e. killed him). Moses said, "Have you killed an innocent soul who has killed none." Al-Kha,dir replied, "Did I not tell you that you cannot remain patient with me?"... [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 1, Book 3, Hadith #124]

"And as for the boy, his parents were believers, and we feared lest he should oppress them by rebellion and disbelief. (Al-Kahf 18:80)

"So we intended that their Lord should change him for them for one better in righteousness and near to mercy. (Al-Kahf 18:81)

Some kids are a test for you some kids are a curse and they cause you to have white hair

“And when is the Hour?” He said, “The one who is questioned does not know more about it than the one who asks.” He asked, “Then what are its Signs?” He said, “That a maid-servant will beget her mistress and that you see barefooted, naked-bodied, helpless shepherds construct tall buildings.”... [Bukhari 47, Muslim 4, Tirmidhi 2619, Abu Dawud 4695, Nisai 5005,Ibn Majah 63, Ahmed 184]

-this hadeeth means there will be a breakdown in the parent child relationship
-and some people do not want to have kids
-because they believe they will spend so much on the kids and they will grow up to be ungrateful
-so Allah said do not envy them for their wealth and children

-swallow your pride and come to Islam
-or else the Angel of death will snatch away your soul viciously
-and that of the believer will be done in peace and tranquillity

By those (angels) who pull out (the souls of the disbelievers and the wicked) with great violence; (An-Nazi'at 79:1)

By those (angels) who gently take out (the souls of the believers); (An-Nazi'at 79:2)

-but the soul of the believer comes out with ease and tranquillity

…Then the angel of death (peace be upon him) will come and sit at his head and will say "O you virtuous soul; come out to a forgiveness and a pleasure from your Lord ". So it will come out as a drop comes out of the mouth of a jug (with ease)… [This hadith is narrated by Ahmad Ibn Hanbal, Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah, at-Tayalisi, and al-Hakim who said it is according to the standards of Bukhari and Muslim. This text is the text of Ahmad, all text between brackets is from the other narrators and other narrations of Ahmad]

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

Allah said We let them enjoy themselves for a while, then make them enter the torment
-so do not be mesmerized by the wealth of the kuffaar
-do not envy their billions like Carlos Slim of Mexico

A man during the time of Musa used to brag about his wealth
-and he paid a prostitute to say she committed Zina with Musa (AS)
-because he said Musa was more famous than him
-but Musa did not panic and he prayed 2 rakah and begged Allah
-Qaarun became swallowed by the earth, him and his wealth and all his treasures


People always like to use women to slander pious people
-but if you practise al walaa wal baraa how can they


They swear by Allah that they are truly of you while they are not of you, but they are a people (hypocrites) who are afraid (that you may kill them). (At-Tawbah 9:56)

They swear by Allah that they belong to your creed
-and you are not allowed to call Islam an ideology, (ideology = idea of a man)
-Arab socialism is an ideology not Islam
-Islam is a creed (Aqeedah)

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)

Allah told you, the munafiqun hide behind wallahi
-they swear to fool unsuspecting Muslims
-and they were afraid that the prophet would kill them if he knew their true colour
-and Umar asked the prophet to let him chop off the head of all the hypocrites
-but the prophet did not accept, even though it is halal to do so
-you are not allowed to kill the hypocrite, but it is to be done by the Ameer
-not everybody can decide who is a hypocrite
-because you may call a Faasiq (weak Muslim), a hypocrite and this is wrong

A hypocrite is a person who claims he believes in Islam, but in his heart he does not
-he claims to believe in the Qur'an, Muhammad and judgement day
-but they are actually a myth to him and they will claim the Shaikhs are ranting
-and use this to make the population not believe in the Shaikhs
-this is a very abusive word (ranting) it means the person is speaking crap

The hypocrites hide behind wallahi
-because they know that there are unsuspecting Muslims who will believe them
-the majority of the Muslims accept anyone who appears to be a Shaikh
-and is having a beard and wearing a white thobe

The MADkhalis are treacherous, yet people listen to them, these are unsuspecting Muslims

Some people come into Islam to rip off Muslims
-and they want to practise polygamy but not jihad
-it is the same Qur'an that mentions the two things
-so you cannot accept from Islam what you want and dump what you do not want

Polygamy is to help the sisters
-and the prophet did polygamy to protect most of the widows


Should they find a refuge, or caves, or a place of concealment, they would turn straightway thereto with a swift rush. (At-Tawbah 9:57)

Allah said if they should find a place to hide they would go
-because the Muslims will uncover their hypocrisy


And of them are some who accuse you (O Muhammad SAW) in the matter of (the distribution of) the alms. If they are given part thereof, they are pleased, but if they are not given thereof, behold! They are enraged! (At-Tawbah 9:58)

Why did Allah send this ayah?
-the reason for this was because the prophet was distributing the booty
-and a man shouted Muhammad Fear Allah
-he was Dhul Khuwaysara with bulging eyes
-he thought the prophet was not giving him enough
-the prophet (SAW) told him you should fear Allah
-and Khalid ibn Walid (RA) asked to chop off his head but the prophet refused
-he got up and left and then the prophet described the people that will come from his loin

Abu Said al-Khudri reported: 'Ali b. Abu Talib sent to the Messenger of Allah (SAW) from Yemen some gold alloyed with clay in a leather bag dyed in the leaves of Mimosa flava.He distributed it among four men. 'Uyaina b. Hisna, Aqra' b. Habis and Zaid al-Khail, and the fourth one was either Alqama b. 'Ulatha or 'Amir b. Tufail. A person from among his (Prophet's) Companions said: We had a better claim to this (wealth) than these (persons). This (remark) reached the Apostle of Allah (SAW) upon which he said: Will you not trust me, whereas I am a trustee of Him Who is in the heaven? The news come to me from the heaven morning and evening. Then there stood up a person with deep sunken eyes, prominent cheek bones, and elevated forehead, thick beard, shaven head, tucked up loin cloth, and he said: Messenger of Allah, fear Allah. He (the Holy Prophet) said: Woe to thee, do I not deserve most to fear Allah amongst the people of the earth? That man then returned. Khalid b. Walid then said: Messenger of Allah, should I not strike his neck? Upon this he (the Holy Prophet) said: Perhaps he may be observing the prayer. Khalid said: How many observers of prayer are there who profess with their tongue what is not in their heart? Upon this the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: I have not been commanded to pierce through the hearts of people, nor to split their bellies (insides). He again looked at him and he was going back. Upon this he (the Holy Prophet) said: There would arise a people from the progeny of this (man) who would recite the Qur'an glibly, but it would not go beyond their throats; they would (hurriedly) pass through (the teachings of their) religion just as the arrow passes through the prey. I conceive that he (the Holy Prophet) also said this: If I find them I would certainly kill them as were killed the (people of) Thamud. [Sahih Muslim, Book 5, Hadith #2319]

Because of the behaviour of this man Allah revealed this ayah
-and of them are some who accuse you in the matter of distributing the Sadaqah


Would that they were contented with what Allah and His Messenger (SAW) gave them and had said: "Allah is Sufficient for us. Allah will give us of His Bounty, and (also) His Messenger (from alms, etc.). We implore Allah (to enrich us)." (At-Tawbah 9:59)

How can you have doubt about the justice of Muhammad when he was the messenger?
-to have this proves you are a munafiq because he was inspired by Allah
-the Sahabah did not like the treaty of Hudaibiyya but they went along
-because they know he is the messenger of Allah
-And Allah revealed a Surah saying the treaty is a victory

Verily, We have given you (O Muhammad SAW) a manifest victory. (Al-Fath 48:1)

That Allah may forgive you your sins of the past and the future, and complete His Favour on you, and guide you on the Straight Path; (Al-Fath 48:2)

And that Allah may help you with strong help. (Al-Fath 48:3)

-it is unwise to open up many war fronts
-and so the treaty was a victory that was opened to him by Allah
-so the prophet was wise and just, so how can you say he is unjust?

When the rasul conquered Mecca and fought the battle of Hunain two weeks later
-the prophet gave the new Muslims more of the booty and the old Muslims only a few
-so some of the old Muslims complained, that they were with the prophet for a long time
-the reason the prophet did this was to use dunya to make the Eeman of the new reverts strong
-the old Muslims had strong Eeman already, this is how wise the prophet was
-and Allah said the kitaab is the Qur'an and the wisdom is the Sunnah

He grants Hikmah to whom He pleases, and he, to whom Hikmah is granted, is indeed granted abundant good. But none remember (will receive admonition) except men of understanding. (Al-Baqarah 2:269)


As-Sadaqat (here it means Zakat) are only for the Fuqara'[] (poor), and Al-Masakin[] (the poor) and those employed to collect (the funds); and for to attract the hearts of those who have been inclined (towards Islam); and to free the captives; and for those in debt; and for Allah's Cause (i.e. for Mujahidûn - those fighting in the holy wars), and for the wayfarer (a traveller who is cut off from everything); a duty imposed by Allah. And Allah is All-Knower, All-Wise. (At-Tawbah 9:60)

-Sadaqah in this ayah means Zakah, the Zakah is only for the poor and needy
-the poor man can find food but has no saving
-the needy can not find food, he is fed by others
-Faqeer is the poor and Miskeen is the needy




-you can give Zakah to kuffaar who are sympathisers to Islam
-but Umar stopped it, they used to sing poetry and demand money
-it is left up to the ijtihad of the Ameer to give the kuffaar Zakah
-to those who are sympathisers to Islam


-they are called the gharimeen

-the word fisabilillah means jihad
-to use it to look after the family of the Mujahideen and to buy weapons

-who is stranded in a far land


And among them are men who hurt the Prophet (Muhammad SAW) and say: "He is (lending his) ear (to every news)." Say: "He listens to what is best for you; he believes in Allah; has faith in the believers; and is a mercy to those of you who believe." But those who hurt Allah's Messenger (Muhammad SAW) will have a painful torment. (At-Tawbah 9:61)

The hypocrites were concerned that the prophet paid keen attention to fiqhul waqia
-so they complained that his ears were everywhere
-they wanted the prophet to be an unsuspecting Muslim
-but he was not, and paid attention to current events
-he used to know what is happening all over the place
-he sent his Sahabah to Ethiopia because the Negus (King) does not oppress
-he knew this because he used to pay attention to fiqhul waaqia (Current Events)
-and this should be the characteristic of any wise leader
-if you do not pay attention to fiqhul waaqi, you will pass wrong judgement
-and cause harm to people

The prophet was an effective leader, a successful one
-because he paid attention to current events and the kuffaar could not deny this

Jesus was successful spiritually but he was denied by his own people
-the Jews sing songs calling him an illegitimate child
-but many of you did not know this, you should pay attention to fiqhul waaqia
-you are living in the world of technology


The Christians love Jews even though they insult their god
-this is because they are hypocrites and Allah called them the worst of created things
-I did not say this but the Qur'an did

Verily, those who disbelieve (in the religion of Islam, the Qur'an and Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him)) from among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) and Al-Mushrikun will abide in the Fire of Hell. They are the worst of creatures. (Al-Baiyinah 98:6)


They swear by Allah to you (Muslims) in order to please you, but it is more fitting that they should please Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad SAW), if they are believers. (At-Tawbah 9:62)

Allah said Muhammad listens to what is best for you
-some ingratiate themselves because they want to use you
-so the hypocrites use wallahi to con you
-but it is more fitting that they should please Allah and His messenger
-if Allah is pleased with you the Muslims will be too


Know they not that whoever opposes and shows hostility to Allah and His Messenger (SAW), certainly for him will be the Fire of Hell to abide therein. That is extreme disgrace. (At-Tawbah 9:63)


The hypocrites fear lest a Sûrah (chapter of the Qur'an) should be revealed about them, showing them what is in their hearts. Say: "(Go ahead and) mock! But certainly Allah will bring to light all that you fear." (At-Tawbah 9:64)

-the hypocrites fear that a Surah will be revealed to expose them
-but they forgot that Allah sent down Jibril to tell the prophet the names of all the hypocrites
-and the prophet told the secret to only Hudhaifa ibn Yaman
-so Umar used to follow Hudhaifah to see whose Janazah he attends

Ibn al-Qayyim (rh) said: The more faith and knowledge a person has, the more he will fear that he may be among this class of people (i.e., hypocrites), hence the leaders and earliest generations of this ummah were so afraid that they might be among them. ‘Umar used to say to Hudhayfah: I adjure you by Allaah, did the Messenger of Allaah (SAW) mention me along with the people (i.e., the hypocrites)? He said: No, but I would not praise anyone after you, meaning; I would not praise people (by saying that they are not mentioned among the hypocrites). It does not mean that ‘Umar was the only one who was free of hypocrisy. Tareeq al-Hijratayn (p. 604)


If you ask them (about this), they declare: "We were only talking idly and joking." Say: "Was it at Allah, and His Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) and His Messenger (SAW) that you were mocking?" (At-Tawbah 9:65)

-this ayah is telling you not to laugh at all jokes
-some people do not have the guts to tell you something directly
-so they say it in a jovial manner, but not everything should be a joke


Make no excuse; you have disbelieved after you had believed. If We pardon some of you, We will punish others amongst you because they were Mujrimûn (disbelievers, polytheists, sinners, criminals, etc.). (At-Tawbah 9:66)

Allah said these people have become kaafirs for laughing at Islam
-therefore if you laugh at the beard and hijab or niqaab, you become a kaafir
-if you do not wear hijab you are not a kaafir, but of you laugh at it, you become a kaafir
-and the same with the beard