Friday, March 30, 2012

-280- Tafseer Surah Taubah (Part 15)

by Shaikh Abdullah El Faisal
03.24.2012 (Evening Dars)

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AYAH 105

And say (O Muhammad SAW) "Do deeds! Allah will see your deeds, and (so will) His Messenger and the believers. And you will be brought back to the All-Knower of the unseen and the seen. Then He will inform you of what you used to do." (At-Tawbah 9:105)

-This ayah is encouraging us
-we should not just do good deeds just to debate with the scholars

"Who acquired knowledge in order to compete with the scholars or to concur with the foolish or to direct the faces of the people toward himself, Allah will put him in the fire." (Ibn Majah, Ahmad, Ad-Daarimiy)

-Allah said work good deeds, and do not fear the blame of the blamers

On the authority of Abu Huraira, I heard the Messenger of Allah (SAW) say: The first of men (whose case) will be decided on the Day of Judgment will be a man who died as a martyr. He shall be brought (before the Judgment Seat). Allah will make him recount His blessings (i.e. the blessings which He had bestowed upon him) and he will recount them (and admit having enjoyed them in his life). (Then) will Allah say: What did you do (to requite these blessings)? He will say: I fought for Thee until I died as a martyr. Allah will say: You have told a lie. You fought that you might be called a "brave warrior". And you were called so, (Then) orders will be passed against him and he will be dragged with his face downward and cast into Hell. Then will be brought forward a man who acquired knowledge and imparted it (to others) and recited the Qur'an. He will be brought And Allah will make him recount His blessings and he will recount them (and admit having enjoyed them in his lifetime). Then will Allah ask: What did you do (to requite these blessings)? He will say: I acquired knowledge and disseminated it and recited the Qur'an seeking Thy pleasure. Allah will say: You have told a lie. You acquired knowledge so that you might be called "a scholar," and you recited the Qur'an so that it might be said: "He is a Qari" and such has been said. Then orders will be passed against him and he shall be dragged with his face downward and cast into the Fire. Then will be brought a man whom Allah had made abundantly rich and had granted every kind of wealth. He will be brought and Allah will make him recount His blessings and he will recount them and (admit having enjoyed them in his lifetime). Allah will (then) ask: What have you done (to requite these blessings)? He will say: I spent money in every cause in which Thou wished that it should be spent. Allah will say: You are lying. You did (so) that it might be said about (You): "He is a generous fellow" and so it was said. Then will Allah pass orders and he will be dragged with his face downward and thrown into Hell. (Sahih Muslim 4688, Tirmidhi 2389)

-when you are a mujahid, people will call you names, like, terrorist, khawaarij and such.
-however you should not fear the blame of the blamers Allah says in the Quran:

O you who believe! Whoever from among you turns back from his religion (Islam), Allah will bring a people whom He will love and they will love Him; humble towards the believers, stern towards the disbelievers, fighting in the Way of Allah, and never afraid of the blame of the blamers.That is the Grace of Allah which He bestows on whom He wills. And Allah is All­Sufficient for His creatures' needs, All­Knower. (Al-Ma'idah 5:54)

-So one of the characteristic of the sincere believer is
-that they do not fear the blame of the blamers
-Like Allah says in Surah 9:105
-so whatever you did, Allah (SWT) will tell you
-because there are the two angels that record your deeds
-they do not use a camcorder to record your deeds
-this is done super naturally, not by a video tape and then this will be played back to you
-The Kiraaman Katibeen are recording your deeds
-When you do the Tasleem in Salah, who are you giving the Salam to?
-the answer is you are giving salaam to the two angels

In the Maliki Madhab they give salaam just on the right
-Maybe it’s because they do not want to give salaam on the angel on the left
-who records their bad deeds
-to give salaam to your right is Fardh, but on your left is Sunnah
-And your Salah is excepted if you do one salaam just to the right
-if a man who was doing Salah, and Salamed the right and just when he was going to the left
-and he broke wind his Salah is excepted

AYAH 106

And others await Allah's Decree, whether He will punish them or will forgive them. And Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise. (At-Tawbah 9:106)

So Allah said he will inform you of your deeds on the Day of Judgement
-there are some people in the Dunya that do something’s
-and they have wait for Allah to see if Allah punishes them or forgives them

AYAH 107

And as for those who put up a mosque by way of harming and disbelief, and to disunite the believers, and as an outpost for those who warred against Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad SAW) aforetime, they will indeed swear that their intention is nothing but good. Allah bears witness that they are certainly liars. (At-Tawbah 9:107)

In this Ayah, this is talking about masjid Dirar
-Masjid Dirar is a masjid to spread kufr
-there is a story about masjid Dirar, this masjid was built 9 years after Hijrah
-when the prophet (SAW) was getting ready to go to the Tabuk expedition
-Masjid Dirar was built to complete with masjid Quba (majid of Taqwa)
-Masjid Quba was built on the foundation of Taqwa
-however masjid Birar was built on the foundation of kufr and Zandaqa

Masjid Ad-Dirar and Masjid At-Taqwa
The reason behind revealing these honorable Ayat is that before the Messenger of Allah migrated to Al-Madinah, there was a man from Al-Khazraj called "Abu `Amir Ar-Rahib (the Monk).'' This man embraced Christianity before Islam and read the Scriptures. During the time of Jahiliyyah, Abu `Amir was known for being a worshipper and being a notable person among Al-Khazraj. When the Messenger of Allah arrived at Al-Madinah after the Hijrah, the Muslims gathered around him and the word of Islam was triumphant on the day of Badr, causing Abu `Amir, the cursed one, to choke on his own saliva and announce his enmity to Islam. He fled from Al-Madinah to the idolators of Quraysh in Makkah to support them in the war against the Messenger of Allah . The Quraysh united their forces and the bedouins who joined them for the battle of Uhud, during which Allah tested the Muslims, but the good end is always for the pious and righteous people. The rebellious Abu `Amir dug many holes in the ground between the two camps, into one of which the Messenger fell, injuring his face and breaking one of his right lower teeth. He also sustained a head injury. Before the fighting started, Abu `Amir approached his people among the Ansar and tried to convince them to support and agree with him. When they recognized him, they said, "May Allah never burden an eye by seeing you, O Fasiq one, O enemy of Allah!'' They cursed him and he went back declaring, "By Allah! Evil has touched my people after I left.'' The Messenger of Allah called Abu `Amir to Allah and recited the Qur'an to him before his flight to Makkah, but he refused to embrace Islam and rebelled. The Messenger invoked Allah that Abu `Amir die as an outcast in an alien land, and his invocation came true. After the battle of Uhud was finished, Abu `Amir realized that the Messenger's call was still rising and gaining momentum, so he went to Heraclius, the emperor of Rome, asking for his aid against the Prophet . Heraclius gave him promises and Abu `Amir remained with him. He also wrote to several of his people in Al-Madinah, who embraced hypocrisy, promising and insinuating to them that he will lead an army to fight the Messenger of Allah to defeat him and his call. He ordered them to establish a stronghold where he could send his emissaries and to serve as an outpost when he joins them later on. These hypocrites built a Masjid next to the Masjid in Quba', and they finished building it before the Messenger went to Tabuk. They went to the Messenger inviting him to pray in their Masjid so that it would be a proof that the Messenger approved of their Masjid. They told him that they built the Masjid for the weak and ill persons on rainy nights. However, Allah prevented His Messenger from praying in that Masjid. He said to them,

« إِنَّا عَلَى سَفَرٍ، وَلَكِنْ إِذَا رَجَعْنَا إِنْ شَاءَ اللَّهُ »

(If we come back from our travel, Allah willing.)'' When the Messenger of Allah came back from Tabuk and was approximately one or two days away from Al-Madinah, Jibril came down to him with the news about Masjid Ad-Dirar and the disbelief and division between the believers, who were in Masjid Quba' (which was built on piety from the first day), that Masjid Ad-Dirar was meant to achieve. Therefore, the Messenger of Allah sent some people to Masjid Ad-Dirar to bring it down before he reached Al-Madinah. `Ali bin Abi Talhah reported that Ibn `Abbas said about this Ayah (9:107), "They are some people of the Ansar to whom Abu `Amir said, `Build a Masjid and prepare whatever you can of power and weapons, for I am headed towards Caesar, emperor of Rome, to bring Roman soldiers with whom I will expel Muhammad and his companions.' When they built their Masjid, they went to the Prophet and said to him, "We finished building our Masjid and we would like you pray in it and invoke Allah for us for His blessings.''Allah revealed this verse, (Never stand you therein), until, (...wrongdoers) '' Allah said next, (they will indeed swear), those who built it, (that their intention is nothing but good.) by building this Masjid we sought the good and the comfort of the people. Allah replied,

(Allah bears witness that they are certainly liars) for they only built it to harm Masjid Quba', and out of disbelief in Allah, and to divide the believers. They made it an outpost for those who warred against Allah and His Messenger , such as Abu `Amir the Fasiq who used to be called Ar-Rahib, may Allah curse him! Allah said, (Never stand you therein), prohibiting His Prophet and his Ummah from ever standing in it in prayer. [Tafseer Ibn Kathir, (2nd Edition: 2009), Volume 4, page 176-177]

Abu Aamir ar-Raahib gave the order to build masjid Dirar
-he was a monk, he decided not to embrace Islam and fight Islam forever
-he was like the mufti of Medina (of Christianity), he hated Islam and Muslims
-when the Rasool (SAW) invited to Islam he didn’t except
-the prophet (SAW) made a dua against him
-he Abu Aamir went to the Caesar of Rome (Hercules) to seek help in building the masjid Dirar
-the masjid was completed before the Tabuk expedition
-the prophet (SAW) was invited to pray in this masjid he said he would after he came back
-the Tabuk expedition was very big, 30,000 fighters were at this battle to take on the Romans
-the Tabuk expedtion caused shockwaves
-When the Tabuk Expedition was going on, the Prophet (SAW) went around collecting money
-women are attached to their gold


But the women of Medina, when the Prophet (SAW) asked them to donate
-they took of their necklaces, and rings and such and gave it to Bilal Ibn Rabah (RA)
-these women were pious women, they gave it straight away
-as women nowadays women, can not give anything fesabililah
-the women of today cannot make hijrah, cannot give charity
-but the women of Medina gave their jewellery to Bilal (RA)
-When Bilal came back to the prophet (SAW)
-he told him about a lady with a dark spot on her face

Jabir ibn Abdullah reported: I observed prayer with the Messenger of Allah on the Id day. He commenced with prayer before the sermon, without adhan or iqama. He then stood up leaning on Bilal and he commanded (them) to be on guard (against evil for the sake of) Allah and he exhorted (them) on obedience to Him, and he preached to the people and admonished them. He then walked on till he came to the women and preached to them and admonished them and encouraged them to give alms, for most of them are the fuel for Hell. A woman having a dark spot on her cheek stood up and said, "Why is it so, Messenger of Allah?". He said, "For you grumble often and show ingratitude to your spouses". And they began to give alms out of their ornaments such as their earrings and rings, which they threw in the cloak of Bilal. [Sahih Muslim, Book 4, Hadith #1926]

-Bin Baaz and Albani had a debate about this, they had a debate about the niqaab
-Albani used, this haadith, to checkmate Bin Baaz, about is niqaab fardh or not
-which hadith did he use? the hadith about Tabuk
-because if niqaab was fardh then, how would Bilal describe her face?

Why do you think the Jews are afraid to attack Iran?
-because they do not know what weapons they have
-three men stayed behind due to laziness

1. Mararah ibn Rabi
2. ka'b ibn malik
3. Hilal bin Umayyyah

-the Tabuk expedition was very difficult because of the following:

1. the weather was hot
2. the distance was far
3. it was the time of harvest, the dates were ripe and ready to pick
4. the rasul (SAW) was taking on Rome (the so-called super power)

-the question was why did the rasul (SAW) allow the hypocrites to stay?
-you are not allowed to force the hypocrites to go the front line

Had they marched out with you, they would have added to you nothing except disorder, and they would have hurried about in your midst (spreading corruption) and sowing sedition among you, and there are some among you who would have listened to them. And Allah is the All-Knower of the Zalimûn (polytheists and wrong-doers, etc.). (At-Tawbah 9:47)

-because they'll only cause disorder, they always sow the seeds of fitna
-and the unsuspecting Muslims fall prey of them, they are not hypocrites but they are naive
-they are Jahil about their Deen, this is why the MADkhalis, Soofis go after them
-they do not go after Muslims in ASWJ

-so when rasul (SAW) was going to the Tabuk expedition
-he allowed them to stay behind when they came with their flimsy excuses
-if they come to the room they try sow the seeds of fitna
-between students and Shaikh’s
-the three men who didn't go and procrastinated

1. Mararah ibn Rabi
2. Ka'b ibn malik
3. Hilal bin Umayyyah

-procrastination is not allowed
-what should be done today should be done today
-do not wait till tomorrow

-when the rasul came back he was behaving cold towards them
-the no one was allowed to give them salaam, not even their wives
-this punishments continued for 50 days
-the most famous among them was Ka'b Ibn Malik
-because he was rich, handsome, pious and was a poet
-a Christian king heard that Ka'b was ex-communicated
-he decided to take advantage of the situation and wrote a letter to him
-he invited him to Christianity
-Ka'b said that this was the work of the Shaitan, he burnt the letter and cried
-because he felt that he was reduced to that to be invited to Christianity
-then Allah revealed that He has forgiven them
-rasul gave them salaam
-you can cut off the salaam from a person to punish him, is allowed but it cannot be forever
-the rasul cut off his wives for 29 days

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]

-the munafiqs built a masjid to spread fitna
-this masjid is called masjid Dirar


-masjid Dirar is any masjid that teaches false version of Islam
-a masjid can change from Dirar to darul taqwa
-they called the rasul to come and pray in the masjid
-so that he'll give it the rubberstamp of approval
-the rasul said he will pray there after coming from Tabuk
-the angel came to him and said that he should not pray there
-the rasul ordered the masjid to be raised to the ground

-some people refuse to pray behind the imams of Makkah and Madinah
-claiming they are rejecting the Taghoot, they pray in their hotel rooms
-there is no doubt that Makkah and Madinah have become darul harb
-because of the regime but when Abu Bakr (RA) made his hajj
-there were idols still in the Makkah

-the Sahabahs prayed behind a drunkard
-who led them in fajr and prayed 3 rakas
-you have your salah but he does not have his salah

-you are allowed to pray behind them
-because you can not appoint them

-many people made takfir on Hajjaj ibn Yusuf al-Thaqafi
-his hands was stained with the blood of Sahabahs and Sahabahs used to pray behind him
-if he hears from Chinese whispers that you did not pray behind him, you are as good as dead

-Aadil Kilbaani was Shaikh's school mate
-he was the first black imam of the haram, you can not make takfir on him

The “Saudi Obama” – Shaykh Adil Kalbani, first Black Imam of Masjid al-Haram, Makkah:

-before he was in the good books, he ran into some problems with the authorities
-his masjid was always packed with people
-your Salah is accepted
-because Hajjaj killed Ibn Umar and yet still the Sahabahs prayed behind him

-one day he gave a long Khutbah and the sun was too hot
-because he likes to see people suffer
-someone complained and Hajjaj, he gave him life imprisonment
-his family had to lie that he was a mad man, then he was freed
-Hajjaj was also a scholar
-if an Imam messes up in their Salah your Salah is accepted but theirs is bautil

Ubayd-Allaah ibn ‘Adiyy ibn Khiyaar that he entered upon ‘Uthmaan ibn ‘Affaan (may Allaah be pleased with him) when he was under siege and said: “You are the imam of the people and there has befallen you what we see, and now the imam of fitnah leads us in prayer and we are afraid of committing sin.” He said: “Prayer is the best deed that people can do. If the people do good then do good with them, but if they do evil, then avoid their evil. [al-Bukhari (695)]

-you are not allowed to go around burning or tearing down masajid around in US and Europe
-it is better to storm the masjid and take it over
-because the masjid can be Dirar in the morning and taqwa in the evening

AYAH 108

Never stand you therein. Verily, the mosque whose foundation was laid from the first day on piety is more worthy that you stand therein (to pray). In it are men who love to clean and to purify themselves. And Allah loves those who make themselves clean and pure (i.e. who clean their private parts with dust [i.e. to be considered as soap) and water from urine and stools, after answering the call of nature]. (At-Tawbah 9:108)

-the masjid in this ayah is masjid Quba
-you can't go into the Rafidites masjid or the Qaadiyaani masjid
-you should only go there to take it over
-because these masjids have the most beautiful architecture
-the most beautiful masjid in Trinidad, St. Joseph Masjid was built by the Qaadiyaanis
-but they were chased away by ASWJ
-the know them by what they preach
-they call the mujahideen khawaarij, they preach democracy
-they tell you to join the armies of the kufaar and kill the mujahideen
-99% of the masjids in Europe and America are masjid Dirar
-they invite the FBI, MPs etc
-the laws make sure that the masjids will be masjid Dirar
-they will not allow the ASWJ to have a masjid and preach the correct Aqeedah

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-Mushrikûn will abide in the Fire of Hell. They are the worst of creatures. (Al-Baiyinah 98:6)

-Shaikh gave tafseer of Surah 98:6 and got into trouble with the prison
-they called it a hate speech

AYAH 109

Is it then he, who laid the foundation of his building on piety to Allah and His Good Pleasure, better, or he who laid the foundation of his building on an undetermined brink of a precipice ready to crumble down, so that it crumbled to pieces with him into the Fire of Hell. And Allah guides not the people who are the Zalimun (cruel, violent, proud, polytheist and wrong-doer). (At-Tawbah 9:109)

-the masjid was demolished because there was already a masjid there
-and it was a slap in their faces

-you are not allowed to live with a person who does not do istinja
-this is a reason for divorce

AYAH 110

The building which they built will never cease to be a cause of hypocrisy and doubt in their hearts, unless their hearts are cut to pieces. (i.e. till they die). And Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise. (At-Tawbah 9:110)

AYAH 111

Verily, Allah has purchased of the believers their lives and their properties; for the price that theirs shall be the Paradise. They fight in Allah's Cause, so they kill (others) and are killed. It is a promise in truth which is binding on Him in the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel) and the Qur'an. And who is truer to his covenant than Allah? Then rejoice in the bargain which you have concluded. That is the supreme success. (At-Tawbah 9:111)