Friday, March 23, 2012

-274- Tafseer Surah Taubah (Part 9)

by Shaikh Abdullah El Faisal
03.15.2012 (Evening Dars)

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We will continue with the Tafseer of Surah Taubah
- many people missed many segments
- go to the blog and get the recorded version
- we stopped at Ayah 64


The hypocrites fear lest a Surah (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)

- so, one of the characteristics of a Munafiq
- is that he fears that what is in his heart will come to light
- a man who drinks alcohol is not a Munafiq
- many of you do not know what Munafiq means
- a man who drinks alcohol is a faasiq, a sinful person
- a munafiq is one who says that he believes in Islam
- but in his heart does not really believe this
- a Munafiq is worse than a kaafir

Verily, the hyprocrites will be in the lowest depths (grade) of the Fire; no helper will you find for them. (An-Nisa 4:145)

- there are two types of hypocrisy



- the man who goes to the casino and gambles is hypocrisy of the limbs
- people who go to casino also commit Zina and they gamble away
- to commit Zina, gamble, drink alcohol are hypocrisy of the limbs
- we are not Khawarij, so we do not make Takfeer on people who commit hypocrisy of the limbs
- when a person says that he believes that Muhammad was prophet
- but in his heart he does not believe, then he is worse than a kaafir
- the ones who have doubts about Islam and about their faith
- when these hypocrites borrow your money, they do not give it back
- and when they know your secrets, they reveal them
- the hypocrites fear that a Surah will come down to reveal whom they are
- Allah said I will bring to light the very thing that you fear
- Allah meant that He was going to send the Angel Jabreel to Muhammad
- and reveal all the names of the hypocrites
- when the angel came and gave the list to Muhammad
- Omar Ibn Al Khattab said, oh Muhammad, let me chop of their heads
- the prophet said do you want the people to say that Muhammad is killing his own companions?
- so the prophet did not pronounce a death sentence on the hypocrites

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)

- the hypocrites went to jihad for the booty and for the concubines
- sometimes you abstain from doing something because you do not want it to backfire in your face
- some scholars say in Islam it is not allowed to kill hypocrites
- they use this hadith to say that, this fatwa is wrong
- and it goes against the Sunnah

A man came to the rasul and asked for his opinion
- but when he was given a verdict, he did not accept it
- so he went to Abu Bakr for his opinion, Abu Bakr asked, did you ask the prophet?
- he said yes; but I want your opinion. Abu Bakr drove him away
- then he went to Umar for his opinion, Umar asked, did you ask the prophet?
- he said yes; but I want your opinion. Umar said wait I’ll bring you my opinion
- he reached for his sword and chopped off his head and said this is my opinion
- the prophet did not rebuke Omar, this is evidence that you are allowed to kill a Munafiq

But no, by your Lord, they can have no Faith, until they make you (O Muhammad SAW) judge in all disputes between them, and find in themselves no resistance against your decisions, and accept (them) with full submission. (An-Nisa 4:65)

- and when you give the verdict, they have no resistance to your verdict,
- but they accept it whole heartedly, this is why this ayah was sent down

- so where did these scholars get this dodgy Aqeedah from?
- a layman cannot kill a munafiq, if you leave this to a layman, they will kill innocent people
- if you spy for the kuffaar against the Mujahideen, a layman cannot pass the verdict to kill the spy
- one of the Khawarij picked up a date from the ground and ate it
- he was asked did you ask permission of the owner of the orchard, he said no
- the layman said you are a kaafir and cut of his head
- when a layman makes Takfeer it is because his feelings were hurt
- but when the time comes for them to make Takfeer, they never make it
- but they make it when their honour is dragged through the gutter, then they make Takfeer
- or if they lose their property
- but when it comes to making Takfeer when Allah's Shariah is dismantled
- they never make Takfeer, these people do not know anything about the religion
- if you see a man bowing down to Idols
- will you say I cannot make Takfeer on him because I do not know what is in his heart?
- this is hislam
- You are not allowed to say that you cannot make Takfeer on this person
- the man who goes to the Kaafir courthouse for judgement is like the man who bows down to idols

While 'Allama al-Shinqiti-May Allah be merciful with him-has said: To commit shirk with Allah in judging is of the same meaning as to commit shirk in His worship, there is no difference between the two in any manner. There is no difference in any sense between he who follows a system (nizam) other than Allah's system or law other than Allah's law (sharia) and he who worships an idol or prostrates to a false god. They are the same and both are polytheists [associating others] with Allah. (Adwa' al-Bayan, 7:162)

- because Tauheed Hakimiyah is the brother of Tauheed 'Ibadah

Muhammad Ibrahim [the shaikh of bin Baaz] said in page 6 of his book Tahkeem al Qawaneen: "Tawheed haakimiyya is the twin half of tawheed Ibaada."

- some of you do not know how to debate with the hypocrites
- you need to sharpen your debating skills

So Whosoever abandons the wise Shariah which was revealed upon Muhammed ibn Abdullah, the seal of the prophets, and goes to other abrogated Shariah for judgment, he becomes a Kaafir. So how about the one who goes to al-Yaasiq (man-made law) for judgment and gives it precedence (over the Sharia of Muhammed (saw). Whosoever does this has become a Kaafir by the Ijma of the Muslims. Ibn Kathir, Al-Bidayah Wan-Nihayah, Vol 13, p119

- you have to make Takfeer on the one who dislodged the Shariah
- when multi-corporations come to your country with Riba banks
- they need the permission of the king, the king made Haram Halal, that is Istihlal

Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (SAW) said: "Riba has seventy segments, the least serious being equivalent to a man committing adultery with his own mother." [Ibn Majah, Vol. 3, p337, #2274 and Mustadrak Al-Hakim, Vol. 2, p43, #2259]

- the hypocrites are terrified, they do not want the prophet to know what is in their heart
- but when a hypocrite speaks they tell you what is in their heart
Surah 47 verse 30

Had We willed, We could have shown them to you, and you should have known them by their marks, but surely, you will know them by the tone of their speech! And Allah knows all your deeds. (Muhammad 47:30)

- when they open their mouth to speak they tell on themselves
- a kaafir would say “why did Ali and Mu’awiya battle at the battle of Sifin?”
- a Munafiq always asks questions that only Allah can answer, why?
- because he is searching for a reason to leave to Islam
- like he will say: “Where was Allah before He created His Arsh (His throne)?”
- “how is Allah over the 'Arsh?”

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

- how Allah is over the Arsh is unknown to us, to believe that Allah is over the Arsh is Wajib
- to ask about it, is a bidaa - a cursed innovation
- Imam Malik was not the first to kick someone out of his study circle and he will not be last
- this is because hypocrisy is contagious just like the AIDS virus
- do not sit with someone who ridicules Islam, they talk about the negative aspects of Islam

- why don't you talk about when the Muslims conquered Egypt
-1453 AD that is when Muhammad Al-Faatih conquered Constantinople
- till today the Kuffaar of Europe are still licking their wounds, he was only 19
- till today they do not want Turkey to be part of Europe
- the empire destroyed by al-Faatih lasted one thousand five hundred years
- by the Roman empire

- Shaikh says to the hypocrites
- why do you talk about the Fitna of Ali and Mu’awiya? the negative aspects of Islam
- talk about when the Muslims conquered Constantinople, Sheikh has been in Turkey twice
- Tariq Ibn Ziyad was 17 when he conquered Spain
- talk about when the Muslims destroyed the USSR, recently, in 1980s
- whenever al-Munafiq brings up these topics always remember Baqara 134
- use this ayah to checkmate the Munafiq

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)

- that Ummah has passed away, they shall reap what they sow, and you shall reap what you sow
- Allah will not ask you about the fitnah of Ali and Mu’awiya
- He will ask you about the siege of Gaza, what did you do to help?
- what did you do about Syria, or when the Muslims were being raped in Bosnia
- British Soldiers are raping 9 year olds in Afghanistan


- An American soldier killed a 2 year old and they flew him out of Afghanistan

- Aghori Hindu eating human flesh and drinking their own urine
- half of the people in this room are not aware of this DVD
- Sheikh has 50 students who search the web and bring him DVDs

Aghori Hindus:

- watch this in your spare time
- Allah said, I am going to do the same thing your fear
- I am going to send the angel Jabreel with a list of your names
- some scholars say it was 30 people on the list
- Allah sent the list so the prophet did not have to guess who the hypocrites were
- and the prophet told one Sahabah the name, Hudhayfah Ibn Yaman, the keeper of secrets
- why did prophet chose a man and not a woman?
- because a man can keep a secret better than a woman, this is the reality

...‘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)

- Omar Ibn Al Khattab used to watch Ibn Yaman, to see if he goes to a Janazah
- so Omar can go to the Janazah and pray over the dead person
- and if ibn Yaman does not go, then Omar knew he was a Munafiq
- it is haraam to go to the Janazah of a Shi’ite or a Goofy Sufi
- a man who calls the Mujahideen Khawarij and terrorist, you cannot go to his Janazah
- the Mujahideen are fighting to liberate land and man



- you are not allowed to listen to a Sheikh who does not support the Mujahideen
- some of you are so evil, you gravitate to these Sheikhs
- listen to Fawzan, to fight and kill the Mujahideen is the greatest Jihad, that is haraam
- the British MP said AT should be closed down

- you the British if you are worried about what I am saying, why do you not assassinate me?
- I do not want fame, I want Shahada (martyrdom)
- the kuffaar are in Afghanistan killing 2 year olds, they killed 18
- so who has more hatred in their hearts, Sheikh or the kuffaar?
- the kuffaar urinate on the bodies of dead Muslims, kill toddlers, Abu Ghraib
- just when we think we have seen it all, they do worse
- Shaykh does not have any blood on his hands
- Shaykh does not rape or kill anybody, so who has hatred in their heart?


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)]

- the Muslims, in their love for each other, are like one body
- as a Shaykh if you keep quiet about, Iraq, occupied Palestine, Chechnya,
- and not only that, but you call the Mujahideen names
- you are not a real sheikh, you are a ‘milk-sheikh’

- back to our tafseer


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)

if you ask the hypocrites what they said about Muhammad
- they will say we were speaking Idly/joking
- say to them: is it Allah and His Ayahs, His signs, you were mocking? don't seek to find excuses


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)

- some of you see a Muslim woman in a niqab, you say look at the ninja, you are a kaafir
- if you laugh at an aspect of Islam, you are a kaafir
- if you see a Muslim brother with his beard and laugh at his beard
- and say "you are a Billy goat", you are a kaafir
- do not die as a kaafir, we produced a CD, the 25 things that make you a Kaffir
- it does not get clearer than this

What did they say about Muhammad?
- they said his ears are everywhere

see 9:61

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)

They were annoyed the prophet kept in touch with fiqhul waaqia (current events)
- they said we can not escape him
- I tell you the munafiq, when they prayed behind the prophet
- he knew what they were doing, he could see behind him
- and this was one of his special merits

How did he know Abu Sufyan was coming from Syria with a huge caravan?
- because he had spies
- because he kept in touch with fiqhul waaqia
- the hypocrites of Madina were annoyed
- saying ‘how is it this Prophet has ears everywhere’
- they tried to justify what they said about Muhammad
- they said we were joking

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)

- say: is it Allah and his messenger, you were laughing at?
- when you laugh at something Islamic you are a Kaafir
- this is one of the 25 things that make you become a kaafir
- it is called Kufur in perspective, we covered this before

- but many of you missed the topic. Sheikh sees new faces in the room every single day
- the topic is important, because Allah said, do not die, unless you dies as a Muslim
- 3:102

O you who believe! Fear Allah (by doing all that He has ordered and by abstaining from all that He has forbidden) as He should be feared. [Obey Him, be thankful to Him, and remember Him always], and die not except in a state of Islam (as Muslims) with complete submission to Allah. (Aali Imran 3:102)


The hypocrites, men and women, are from one another, they enjoin (on the people) Al-Munkar (i.e. disbelief and polytheism of all kinds and all that Islam has forbidden), and forbid (people) from Al-Ma'rûf (i.e. Islamic Monotheism and all that Islam orders one to do), and they close their hands [from giving (spending in Allah's Cause) alms, etc.]. They have forgotten Allah, so He has forgotten them. Verily, the hypocrites are the Fasiqûn (rebellious, disobedient to Allah). (At-Tawbah 9:67)

- Allah said, they forbid people from Ma'aruf
- Ma'aruf means Islam, anything Islam has ordered
- they do not give Sadaqah and Zakat
- they forgot Allah, so Allah forgot them, the fasiqoon are rebellious to Allah
- a scholar who is a Munafiq will tell you you are allowed to join the British Army
- Yusuf Qardawi passed this fatwa


- his walaa wa baraa is upside down and around
- then you have a scholar who will tell you Democracy is Islam and Islam is Democracy
- that is another example of a dodgy fatwa like Azzam Tamimi
- I am sure Shaikh Haitham Al-Haddad believes in Democracy as well
- how can you pass a fatwa and say that it is halal to have a military base in Jazeerat Al Arab?


- Bin Baaz passed this fatwa
- the American Army that urinates on the dead Muslim bodies!!
- many Sahabahs died to cleanse the Arabian Peninsula of the Kuffaar
- Tubbah:5, tells you the Kuffaar should not be on the Arabian Peninsula

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)

- so Bin Baaz betrayed the blood of the Sahabahs
- no wonder the Mujahideen called it the Satanic Fatwa of Bin Baaz
- how can he betray the blood of the Sahabah?
- by allowing a base of the Kuffaar in the Arabian Peninsula
- Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Qatar are part of the Arabian Peninsula, Syria is not
- Tantawi passed a fatwa, about obeying the French government banning the Hijab
- Tantawi of Egypt,

Egypt cleric 'to ban full veils'

- how can you say that the Kuffar who died September 11 in NY
- they will go to Jannah because they died as Shaheed? Hamza Yusuf passed this fatwa
- what about the ones that were Atheist and Homosexuals? will they go to Jannah as well?
- that is impossible!
- because if you die outside the fold of Islam your destiny is to abide in the hellfire for ever

And whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers. (Aali Imran 3:85)


- in 1979 the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan and Bin Baaz passed a fatwa
- that Jihad is Fardul Ayn to liberate Afghanistan
- I say to the MADkhalis, when Bin Baaz said that Jihad is mandatory
- we did not have a caliph, so what do you mean "there is no jihad without a caliph?"
- who is teaching you your religion? your religion is not Islam, it is Hislam
- why did I bring up these thing? the rubbish Aqeedah of the covenant of security?
- this makes Sheikh want to vomit
- how can there be a covenant of security with people who kill babies
- covenant of security means a peace treaty with the crusaders
- the covenant of security is broken a million times by the kuffaar
- every time they kill a Muslim


- you are not allowed to take your deen from any Sheikh who preaches that Democracy is Islam
- or one who says to dismantle the Shariah of Allah is a minor Kufur
- or one that does not highlight the plight of the Muslims of Gaza or Chechnya
- or from a Sheikh that claims that Fiqh Al-Waqi is not important, that is the MADkhalis Aqeedah
- You are not allowed to take your deen from a Sheikh that says that if you insult Muhammad
- you are not a kaafir, because you may have had a bad upbringing

Al-Albani: (We don’t think this accurate is in absolute sense, because it is possible that this insult (sabb) or reviling (satam) is the result of ignorance, bad upbringing, negligence, And lastly it could be with intent and knowledge, and in that case, it is a clear apostasy, of which there's no doubt. But if it carries either of the former situations which I pointed at. Then it's best Islamic to refrain from Takfeer than to rush towards it.) Source: Silsilat al-Huda wa al-Nur, tape nr. 820, min. 46:03).

- Albani passed this fatwa, Albani was an extreme Murji

Al-Imam Ishaq Ibn Rahawayh said: (All muslims are in consensus that whoever curses Allah or curses His Messenger, or rejects something from what Allah revealed, or killed a prophet, that he is a kafir; and even if he accept what was revealed by Allah. And Al-Khattabi said, "I don't know of anyone who disagrees with the obligation of his killing." And Muhammad Ibn Sahnun said that the scholars are in consensus that the one who curses the Messenger is a Kafir; and whoever doubts his Kufr is a Kafir.) Taken from (Kitab al-Sarim al-Maslul 'ala satim al-Rasul, by Ibn Taymiyya)

- many Muslims in Northern Nigeria, believe that where Aqeedah was concerned Albani was not a Muslim
- the second part of the fatwa is devastating to Albani

Abu al-Husain Muhammad Ibn Ahmad al-'Asqalani said: «The Mu'tazila of Baghdad and Basra, and all of ahl al-Qibla, there is no ikhtilaf between them concerning, that the one who doubts regarding the kafir then he himself is a kafir, because the doubter (sakk) concerning kufr there's no ‘iman for him, because he don't know kufr from ‘iman. So there's no dispute between the Umma, the Mu'tazila and other than them; that the doubter concerning the kafir is kafir!“ Taken from (Kitab al-Tanbih wa al-Radd 'ala ahl al-Ahwa' wa al-Bida’, by Muhammad Ibn Ahmad al-Malati)

- the one who insults Muhammad is a Kaffir
- this is why this room is called Authentic Tauheed because we have Hujjah for everything we say

If you think that I made a mistake, come forward, so I can make amends publicly
- not privately – PUBLICLY - because the Taubah of a Sheikh has to be made publicly
- the hypocrites say “what if Bin Baaz made Taubah for allowing the Americans in the holy land?”
- the Taubah of the Sheikh has to be made publicly

Except those who repent and do righteous deeds, and openly declare (the truth which they concealed). These, I will accept their repentance. And I am the One Who accepts repentance, the Most Merciful. (Al-Baqarah 2:160)

- this ayah says that the Taubah of the Sheikh has to be done publicly
- you can use this for a debate
- if the Sheikh bets on the national lottery, gambling, this Taubah can be done privately
- but a mistake that he made while preaching on the Minbar or in a book
- this Taubah needs to be public

…They have forgotten Allah, so He has forgotten them. Verily, the hypocrites are the Fasiqûn (rebellious, disobedient to Allah). (At-Tawbah 9:67)

- Allah is saying: they forget Allah so Allah forget them
- is there anyone in this room who believes Allah forgets? if you believe this then you are a kaafir
- you cannot take this Ayah literally, so what does it mean?
- Allah has no weaknesses, he does not forget, lie or oppress
- the Tafseer is, they ignored Allah so Allah ignored them
- you cannot take all of the Quran literally, this is why we studied, Nahw, Sarf, and Balagha
- When Allah said: I swear by the morning hour, and I swear by the night, your lord doesn't forsake you, neither does he hate you

By the forenoon (after sun-rise); (Ad-Duha 93:1)

And by the night when it is still (or darkens); (Ad-Duha 93:2)

- wa wajaduka dalen fa hadak
- 93:7

And He found you unaware (of the Qur'an, its legal laws, and Prophethood, etc.) and guided you? (Ad-Duha 93:7)

- dalan means you are astray, that is the literal meaning of the word
- we found you astray and gave you guidance
- are you going to say that our beloved prophet Muhammad was astray?
- Is that how you are going to translate it?
- the proper translation is: we found you unaware
- you were not aware that there was a holy book called the Quran
- we sent the Angel Jabreel and he said "Read"
- these are the first five verses of the Quran to be revealed
Surah 96

Read! In the Name of your Lord, Who has created (all that exists), (Al-'Alaq 96:1)

Has created man from a clot (a piece of thick coagulated blood). (Al-'Alaq 96:2)

Read! And your Lord is the Most Generous, (Al-'Alaq 96:3)

Who has taught (the writing) by the pen [the first person to write was Prophet Idrees (Enoch)], (Al-'Alaq 96:4)

Has taught man that which he knew not. (Al-'Alaq 96:5)

- Allah said we found you unaware and we gave you the guidance
- you cannot translate the Quran literally and say that he was astray
- he did not worship the idols, he was pure before he became a prophet
- before he became a prophet he was called "the truthful" and "the trustworthy"
- Balagha= you are not allowed to give a Tafseer until you are learned in Balagha

we stopping at Ayah 67
-Sheikh will explain each Ayah, without rushing the knowledge