Friday, March 23, 2012

-275- Tafseer Surah Taubah (Part 10)

by Shaikh Abdullah El Faisal
03.17.2012 (Evening Dars)

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The last time we stopped at AYAH 67


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 the hypocrites are helpers and supporters of each other
-the first parts of the ayah are self explanatory
-but the last past of it you are not allowed to take literal

The munafiqs are tight fisted
-they do not also make dhikr
-even though this has great virtues

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)]

-Allah also said the remembrance of Allah is the greatest thing
see 29:45

Recite (O Muhammad SAW) what has been revealed to you of the Book (the Qur'an), and perform As-Salat (Iqamat­as­Salat). Verily, As-Salat (the prayer) prevents from Al-Fahsha' (i.e. great sins of every kind, unlawful sexual intercourse, etc.) and Al-Munkar (i.e. disbelief, polytheism, and every kind of evil wicked deed, etc.) and the remembering (praising, etc.) of (you by) Allah (in front of the angels) is greater indeed [than your remembering (praising, etc.) Allah in prayers, etc.]. And Allah knows what you do. (Al-'Ankabut 29:45)

-so even though there are many merits of dhikr the munafiq does not do dhikr

They have forgotten Allah by not doing dhikr
-these people who do not do dhikr suffer mental illnesses like schizophrenia etc
-We will talk about some major mental health illnesses insha’Allah

And whosoever turns away (blinds himself) from the remembrance of the Most Beneficent (Allah) (i.e. this Qur'an and worship of Allah), We appoint for him Shaitan (Satan ­ devil) to be a Qarin (an intimate companion) to him. (Az-Zukhruf 43:36)

Allah said if you do not do dhikr, He appoints for you a Shatyan to be your companion
-these people hear voices, the voice of Iblees
-you are not allowed to marry people who hear voices
-because the voice might ask them to kill you
-these people also have personality disorder and people divorce because of this

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

They forget Allah so Allah also forgets them
-if you believe Allah forgets you become a kaafir, to forget is a human weakness
-and if you say subhan’Allah it means Allah is above human imperfections
-you forget and so you correct the Imam in Salah by saying subhan’Allah
-but Allah does not forget

What does the statement mean?
-they ignore Allah so Allah ignores them
-the way you treat Allah in the dunya is the way Allah will treat you in dunya and aakhira
-so if you move forwards and backwards in Islam in dunya,
-Allah will give you light and take it away when crossing the bridge


Allah has promised the hypocrites; men and women, and the disbelievers, the Fire of Hell, therein shall they abide. It will suffice them. Allah has cursed them and for them is the lasting torment. (At-Tawbah 9:68)

-Allah promised the hypocrites a lasting torment
-and also promised them the bottom of the hellfire

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


Like those before you, they were mightier than you in power, and more abundant in wealth and children. They had enjoyed their portion awhile, so enjoy your portion awhile as those before you enjoyed their portion awhile; and you indulged in play and pastime (and in telling lies against Allah and His Messenger Muhammad SAW) as they indulged in play and pastime. Such are they whose deeds are in vain in this world and in the Hereafter. Such are they who are the losers. (At-Tawbah 9:69)

-the kaafirs on Mecca in their glory think they succeeded over Islam
-like the people of Ad before them and they Egyptian civilization with their pyramids
-but even with these glories Allah destroyed them

The kuffaar think that this world is for play and amusements
-so they are always looking for parties
-they have Christmas, birthday and valentines etc parties
-they even look for send off parties

They also make a lot of claims against Allah

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

And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. (Genesis 6:6) King James Version

(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 they do not use the dunya to prepare for the Aakhira like you do
-they use the dunya to play, that's why the go to night clubs and pubs
-the prophet (SAW) said the dunya is a prison for the believer

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]

They use cartoons and movies to mock the prophet
-and make films against Islam and to ridicule Allah and His messenger
-they supported Salman Rushdie to insult Allah
-You use your entertainment industry to pour scorn on Islam

And of mankind is he who purchases idle talks (, singing, etc.) to mislead (men) from the Path of Allah without knowledge, and takes it (the Path of Allah, the Verses of the Qur'an) by way of mockery. For such there will be a humiliating torment (in the Hell-fire). (Luqman 31:6)

-they use Hollywood and Bollywood to mock Islam
-so Allah is saying you enjoy yourselves with the dunya
see 47:12

...while those who disbelieve enjoy themselves and eat as cattle eat, and the Fire will be their abode. (Muhammad 47:12)

Allah said they enjoy themselves and eat like the cattle
-so expect obesity among the kuffaar because this dunya is their paradise
-and they have no portion on the hereafter
-so they eat like the cattle and enjoy themselves


There is a man who weights the same like the cow
-this is because they eat like the cattle as Allah told you

It was narrated that Naafi’ said: Ibn ‘Umar used not to eat until a poor man was brought to eat with him. I brought a man in to eat with him and he ate a great deal. He said: O Naafi’, do not let this man enter upon me, for I heard the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say: “The kaafir eats in seven intestines.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari (5393) and Muslim (2060).

-the rasul (SAW) never liked obesity
-he said the disbelievers eat with 7 intestines
-also the big belly is a sign of hypocrisy-minor hypocrisy
-so do not make takfeer on people because they have a big belly

So those who came before you are mightier than you and they had more kids than you
-so Allah said eat and drink and enjoy yourselves for a while
-this is why they use the dunya to fabricate lies against Allah and His rasul
-you accuse Allah of begetting a son, losing the match against Jacob
-you said Allah is poor but you are rich
-you also say Allah repented

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)

Because you fabricate lies against Allah,
-even if you are charitable like Mother Theresa, you have no barakah for it
-Allah said in surah 24:39

As for those who disbelieve, their deeds are like a mirage in a desert. The thirsty one thinks it to be water, until he comes up to it, he finds it to be nothing, but he finds Allah with him, Who will pay him his due (Hell). And Allah is Swift in taking account. (An-Nur 24:39)

-Allah said the disbelievers deeds are like mirage
-so when you do shirk, do not come on Judgment Day expecting to find good deeds
-the most pious man on earth was Muhammad
-but Allah told him if he should commit shirk all his deeds will be nullified
-if Allah should warn him, so what about you and I?

And indeed it has been revealed to you (O Muhammad SAW), as it was to those (Allah's Messengers) before you: "If you join others in worship with Allah, (then) surely (all) your deeds will be in vain, and you will certainly be among the losers." (Az-Zumar 39:65)

It is major shirk that Allah is talking about not the minor shirk


Has not the story reached them of those before them? - The people of Nûh (Noah), 'Ad, and Thamûd, the people of Ibrahim (Abraham), the dwellers of Madyan (Midian) and the cities overthrown [i.e. the people to whom Lout (Lot) preached], to them came their Messengers with clear proofs. So it was not Allah Who wronged them, but they used to wrong themselves. (At-Tawbah 9:70)

The reason Allah mentioned previous nations is because they had messengers and they denied them
-so the people of Nuh were destroyed with the flood and his wife and son were also destroyed
-the people of Thamud were destroyed
-and so were the people of Sodom and Gomorrah with fire and brimstones

Indonesia was destroyed in Banda Aceh except the masjids
-so natural disasters are a result of our own sins

Whatever of good reaches you, is from Allah, but whatever of evil befalls you, is from yourself. And We have sent you (O Muhammad SAW) as a Messenger to mankind, and Allah is Sufficient as a Witness. (An-Nisa 4:79)

-when good comes it's from Allah but when bad comes it's your own doing
see 91:14

Then they denied him and they killed it. So their Lord destroyed them because of their sin, and made them equal in destruction (i.e. all grades of people, rich and poor, strong and weak, etc.)! (Ash-Shams 91:14)

Allah said the people of Thamud were destroyed by a natural disaster because of their sins
-they killed the she-camel, this ayah tells you natural disasters are because of your sins

Allah mentioned the previous nations because we need to learn from their mistakes
-the wise man learns from his mistakes, but the wiser man learns from the mistakes of others
-and shuns those silly mistakes
-and because of that Allah always tells you the stories of those before you
-the people of Abraham, Ad, Thamud, Sodom etc

two prophets, Nuh and Lut had kaafir wives
see 64:14

O you who believe! Verily, among your wives and your children there are enemies for you (i.e. may stop you from the obedience of Allah), therefore beware of them! But if you pardon (them) and overlook, and forgive (their faults), then verily, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (At-Taghabun 64:14)

Allah said among your wives and children are enemies for you so beware of them
-Allah warned you because two prophets had kaafir wives
-so for you to have a Muslim wife is a blessing from Allah
-and you are not supposed to divorce a woman who loves Allah
-this is my sincere advice to you


The believers, men and women, are Auliya' (helpers, supporters, friends, protectors) of one another, they enjoin (on the people) Al-Ma'rûf (i.e. Islamic Monotheism and all that Islam orders one to do), and forbid (people) from Al-Munkar (i.e. polytheism and disbelief of all kinds, and all that Islam has forbidden); they perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat) and give the Zakat, and obey Allah and His Messenger. Allah will have His Mercy on them. Surely Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise. (At-Tawbah 9:71)

This ayah says the believers are friends and protectors of each other
-so can a Muslim have a girlfriend? you can be a friend of a Muslim family
-but it is haraam to single out one girl in a family to be your friend
-because Allah said the Muslims men and women are friends of each other
-you do not let each other down, you do not slander, betray each other
-the prophet said the Muslim is a brother of another Muslim

Saalim reported from his father that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said “A Muslim is a Muslim’s brother. He does not oppress him and he does not let him perish. And if anyone attends to the need of his brother then Allah attends to his need. And if anyone relieves from a Muslim a hardship then Allah removes from him one of his hardships on the day of resurrection. And if anyone veils a Muslim (his faults) then Allah will veil him on the day of Resurrection (his faults) [Tirmidhi 1431, Bukhari 2442, Ahmed 5650]

-if you do not give salam to a Muslim brother for a year is like you shed his blood

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]

-some people like to hunt down the sins of Muslims to disgrace them
-this is the characteristic of the kuffaar
-but the prophet said if you hide the sins of a Muslim Allah will hide your sins
-do not be like the white kuffaars like The Sun newspaper who hunt for sins of people
-when you come to PalTalk do not copy and paste each others conversations
-this will cause you to be banned

The believers are supporters of each other economically, physically, mentally, militarily
-look at Syria, the Jews are supplying the Muslims with weapons
-even Simon Perez is asking Bashar Assad to step down


You do not abandon Muslims when they are down, you give him a hand to come up
-not to kick him when he is down, the believers are friends and helpers of each others
-so do not expose their sins and weaknesses

You should expose the wicked scholars
-but if a scholar has a personal weakness you do not expose that
-if his dodgy Aqeedah is taking Muslims to the hellfire so you expose him


Allah has promised to the believers -men and women, - Gardens under which rivers flow to dwell therein forever, and beautiful mansions in Gardens of 'Adn (Eden Paradise). But the greatest bliss is the Good Pleasure of Allah. That is the supreme success. (At-Tawbah 9:72)

Concerning this ayah, the prophet said when you are given your places in paradise
-you will be able to recognise them the way you do to your homes in dunya
-we will describe paradise on another occasion insha’Allah

Narrated By Abu Said Al-Khudri: Allah's Apostle said, "The believers, after being saved from the (Hell) Fire, will be stopped at a bridge between Paradise and Hell and mutual retaliation will be established among them regarding wrongs they have committed in the world against one another. After they are cleansed and purified (through the retaliation), they will be admitted into Paradise; and by Him in Whose Hand Muhammad's soul is, everyone of them will know his dwelling in Paradise better than he knew his dwelling in this world." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 8, Book 76, Hadith #542]


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)

Allah used the word jaahid meaning wage jihad on the kuffaar and munafiqeen
-Abu Baker implemented this ayah to the latter
-he fought against the false prophet Musailima

Hamza bin Sa'eed (RA) narrates that some woollen shawls were once brought to Umar (RA). Amongst them was a very large one of excellent quality. Some people indicated that it was of great value and should be sent to Safiyya bint Ubayd who was recently married to Umar's son Abdullaah (RA). However, Umar said, "I shall send it to someone who is more deserving to it, namely Ummu Ammaara Nusayba bint Ka'b (RA) about whom I heard Rasulullaah (SAW) say, 'Whether it was to the right or to the left, in whichever direction I turned I saw her fighting in my defence."' [Ibn Sa'd narrating from Waaqidi, as quoted in Kanzul Ummaal (Vol.7, Pg.98)]

-and Umm Ammarah fought in this battle
-she was 60 years old yet she was fighting in the battlefield with a sword in her hand
-if the companions should return and see the plight of the Muslims today
-they will wonder if there are Muslims on earth

So the rasul (SAW) was commanded to wage jihad and this is for all Muslims
-against the kuffaar and the munafiqeen

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]

-the prophet said jihad is compulsory on you till judgement day
-and if you do not fight jihad or make your intention to do so
-you die the death of a hypocrite
-Allah said fight them till there is no more fitna

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)

-fitna is this ayah means shirk and no scholar can tell you otherwise


-and Surah Taubah contains many ayahs of jihad
-this is why when I started the Tafseer, the kuffaar said this room should be closed

-but you the kuffaar have so much evil
-you kill children and urinate on dead bodies of Muslims
-nobody has hatred in their hearts more than you

Look at the soldier who killed 18 people the other day
-yet his attorney is saying it is because he saw his friend's leg being blown off
-that he was suffering from PTSD

Abu Bakr implemented ayah 73 to the letter, he fought those who did not pay Zakah

It is narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira that when the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) breathed his last and Abu Bakr was appointed as his successor (Caliph), those amongst the Arabs who wanted to become apostates became apostates. 'Umar b. Khattab said to Abu Bakr: Why would you fight against the people, when the Messenger of Allah declared: I have been directed to fight against people so long as they do not say: There is no god but Allah, and he who professed it was granted full protection of his property and life on my behalf except for a right? His (other) affairs rest with Allah. Upon this Abu Bakr said: By Allah, I would definitely fight against him who severed prayer from Zakat, for it is the obligation upon the rich. By Allah, I would fight against them even to secure the cord (used for hobbling the feet of a camel) which they used to give to the Messenger of Allah (as Zakat) but now they have withheld it. Umar b. Khattab remarked: By Allah, I found nothing but the fact that Allah had opened the heart of Abu Bakr for (perceiving the justification of) fighting (against those who refused to pay Zakat) and I fully recognized that the (stand of Abu Bakr) was right. [Sahih Muslim, Book 1, Hadith #0029]

-he held a Shura meeting and Umar said do not fight them because they say the shahadah and pray
-Abu Bakr grabbed Umar by the beard shook him and said
-he was strong in Jahilliyah and is now weak in Islam
-and nothing happened on that day except Allah opened the heart of Abu Bakr and put the truth

And so the scholars say Islam survived on 3 occasions
-and others add a 4th one

1. the day of Badr
2. the day Abu Bakr fought the apostates
3. the day Ahmad ibn Hanbal stood against the Mu'tazila
4. the day the Tatars were defeated at the battle of Ain Jalot
- the battle of Ain Jalot took place 3rd September 1260 AD

This ayah is a green light to fight the kuffaar and munafiqeen
-and the latter (hypocrites) are far worse than the kuffaar
-because they say they believe but they do not believe