Wednesday, June 20, 2012

-325- Tafseer Surah Ankabut (Part 4)

TAFSEER SURAH ANKABUT (34-38)
THE PEOPLE OF AD AND THAMUD
by Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
05.27.2012 (Evening Dars)




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AYAH 34



إِنَّا مُنْزِلُونَ عَلَى أَهْلِ هَذِهِ الْقَرْيَةِ رِجْزًا مِنَ السَّمَاءِ بِمَا كَانُوا يَفْسُقُونَ

Verily, we are about to bring down on the people of this town a great torment from the sky, because they have been rebellious (against Allah's Command)." (Al-'Ankabut 29:34)


The people of the town knew there were male guest in Lut's house
- because his wife set a fire on top of the roof of the house to signal to them

The people calling themselves gay-Muslim alliance try to put a spin on the ayah
- they say Allah punished the people of Sodom because they attempted to rape angel Gabriel
- if they had not attempted this, Allah would have left them alone to be homosexuals

LESSONS FROM THE STORY

1. ALLAH NEVER SENDS ANGELS ON EARTH UNLESS THEY HAVE A MISSION TO ACCOMPLISH

2. ANGELS DO NOT EAT

3. IT IS MILAT IBRAHIM TO TAKE CARE OF HIS GUESTS

- also Milat Ibrahim is al walaa wal baraa and to reject the Taghoot
- Abu Muhammad al Maqdisi wrote a book, Milat Ibrahim and it is all about these

http://www.authentictauheed.com/2008/12/millat-ibrahim-abu-muhammad-al-maqdisi.html

4. TWO PROPHETS WERE LIVING ON EARTH SIMULTANEOUSLY

- Prophet Abraham and Lut (AS)
- they were in 2 different countries
- one in Iraq and the other in Palestine

5. PROPHETS HAVE EMOTIONS JUST LIKE US

- this is why Abraham said to the angels my nephew Lut is there
- when the prophet's son Ibrahim died he cried
- and when asked why he said because he loves his son

Narrated By Anas bin Malik: We went with Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) to the blacksmith Abu Saif, and he was the husband of the wet-nurse of Ibrahim (the son of the Prophet). Allah's Apostle took Ibrahim and kissed him and smelled him and later we entered Abu Saif's house and at that time Ibrahim was in his last breaths, and the eyes of Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) started shedding tears. 'Abdur Rahman bin 'Auf said, "O Allah's Apostle, even you are weeping!" He said, "O Ibn 'Auf, this is mercy." Then he wept more and said, "The eyes are shedding tears and the heart is grieved, and we will not say except what pleases our Lord, O Ibrahim ! Indeed we are grieved by your separation." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 2, Book 23, Hadith #390]

- and because of this Allah said;

Say (O Muhammad SAW): "I am only a man like you. It has been inspired to me that your Ilah (God) is One Ilah (God i.e. Allah). So whoever hopes for the Meeting with his Lord, let him work righteousness and associate none as a partner in the worship of his Lord." (Al-Kahf 18:110)

- we use this ayah to checkmate the Brelvis
- who believe he was light not bashar
- maybe they do not read the Qur'an

6. PLEASURES OF THE FLESH ARE VERY ADDICTIVE

- it is difficult to reform them
- can a paedophile be reformed?
- so even though prophet Lut gave them dawah they refused to abandon it
- however there are stories about homosexuals who abandoned it
- when these people with their pleasures embrace Islam
- they want to bring their baggage into Islam
- this is why they want to establish the pink mosque

7. SOMETIMES YOUR WIFE CAN BE YOUR OWN ENEMY

- Allah said;

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)

8. WHEN YOU HAVE A KAAFIR WIFE YOUR MISSION WILL NOT BE VERY SUCCESSFUL

- look at prophet Abraham (AS), the imam of mankind, his mission was successful
- prophethood comes only from his loin
- prophet Musa (AS) was also very successful
- prophet Muhammad (SAW) was also very successful

There is a hadith that says if you eat with a person who will be in Jannah
- you will be in Jannah as well this hadith is fabricated
- because the wives of Nuh and Lut ate with them but they are in the hellfire
- this is how you checkmate this hadith
- whenever a hadith is fabricated you can refute it using Qur'an

9.WHENEVER A PERSON LOVES COMFORT THEY CANNOT MAKE HIJRAH

10. ANGELS CAN PREDICT THE FUTURE

- they told Abraham that the wife of Lut will not be saved
- but angels predict the future based on what Allah told them
- because that is their source of information

When Jibril came to the prophet in Madina
- and asked him the 5 questions

Umar (RA) ibn al-Khattab (RA) said that they were with Allah’s Messenger (SAW) when a man came wearing extremely white clothing and deep black hair but signs of a journey could not be detected on him nor could they recognise him as one of them. He came to the Prophet (SAW) and sat down beside him, his knees touching the Prophet’s (SAW). He asked “O Muhammad, what is faith”? He said, “It is to believe in Allah, His angels, His Books, His Messengers (peace be upon them all), in the Last Day and in Predestination of good and evil.” He asked, “And what is Islam?” He said, ‘It is. to testify that there is no God but Allah and that Muhammad is His slave and His Messenger (SAW) to establish the Salah, to pay the Zakah, to perform pilgrimage of the House and to fast in Ramadan.’ He asked, “And what is Ihsan”? He said, It is that you worship Allah as though you see Him, for it you cannot see Him, He sees you.” The visitor remarked, “In everything that you have spoken, you spoke truth.” Umar (RA) said that they were surprised at his questioning him and then confirming that he spoke the truth. Next, he asked, “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.” Umar (RA) said that the Prophet (SAW) then met him after three days and said, “Umar (RA) , do you know who the questioner was? He was Jibril come to teach you the basics of your religion.” [Bukhari 47, Muslim 4, Tirmidhi 2619, Abu Dawud 4695, Nisai 5005, Ibn Majah 63, Ahmed 184]

- the prophet told him I do not know when is judgment day and you do not know as well
- majority of the scholars believe that on Lailatul Qadr
- Allah Holds a meeting with the angels and tells them what will happen

11. MUSLIMS PROTECT THEIR GUESTS AND YOU RESPECT THEM

Abu Shurayh Khuwaylid ibn 'Amr al-Khuza'i said, "I heard the Messenger of Allah (SAW), say, 'Anyone who believes in Allah and the Last Day should honour his guest as his due.' They said, 'What is his due, Messenger of Allah?' He said, 'A day and a night. Hospitality is for three days, and what is beyond that is sadaqa for him.'" [al-Bukhari (6019) and Muslim (48)]

- when the kuffaar asked Taliban to hand over Osama bin Laden, they refused
- because he was their guest, they preferred to be ousted than hand him over
- and it is haram to hand over a Muslim to the kuffaar
- and because they refused to hand him over they gained sympathy of the Muslim world
- because they held on to the principles of Islam

i. NOT TO SPY ON YOUR MUSLIM BROTHER
ii. TO PROTECT YOUR GUEST
iii. NOT TO HAND THE MUSLIMS OVER TO THE KUFFAAR

When they stormed the house of prophet Lut to rape the guests
- some commentators say they were bursting into the house
- even after Allah made them blind
- so these people with pleasures of the flesh are intoxicated
- and they cannot think anymore

How many politicians were destroyed because their enemies planted a woman on them?
- lust makes a person not think anymore

12. YOUR SINS CAUSE YOU TO BE DESTROYED

- Allah brought down on them destruction, Allah also said;

Thamûd (people) denied (their Prophet) through their transgression (by rejecting the true Faith of Islamic Monotheism, and by following polytheism, and by committing every kind of sin). (Ash-Shams 91:11)

When the most wicked man among them went forth (to kill the she-camel). (Ash-Shams 91:12)

But the Messenger of Allah [Salih (Saleh)] said to them: "Be cautious! Fear the evil end. That is the she-camel of Allah! (Do not harm it) and bar it not from having its drink!" (Ash-Shams 91:13)

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)

- so natural disasters are a direct result of your sins

Anas (RA) says, “I went into the presence of Aishah (RA) whilst someone else was seated with her. The person asked, ‘O Mother of the believers, relate to us regarding earthquakes (as to their cause)’ She turned her face away. I (Anas) asked her, ‘Relate to us regarding earthquakes, O Mother of the believers!’ She said, “O Anas, if I were to inform you thereof, you will live a sorrowful life and you will die in this state of grief and you will be raised on the Day of Judgement whilst this fear is in your heart.” I said, “O Mother, relate to me.” She then said, “When a woman removes her clothes in a house other than her husbands (an indication towards adultery), she tears the veil between her and Allah. When she applies perfume to please a male other than her husband, this will be a source of fire and a blemish for her. When the people then begin to commit adultery, consume alcohol and use musical instruments, Allah becomes enraged above the heavens and orders the Earth to shake them. If they repent and refrain, then it is good for them, otherwise Allah will cause it to fall upon them.” I asked, “Is this their punishment?” She said, “It is rather a mercy, means of blessings and admonishment for the believers, and a punishment, display of anger and torment for the unbelievers.” [Mustadrak al-Haakim (4/561) No. 8575 and Kitab Al-Fitan (2/619) No. 1729]

Aisha said Allah becomes enrages above the heavens
- this is hujjah that Allah is above the heavens
- so we have 2 mothers of the believers who testified to this

Narrated Ibn Namir from Abdullah from Naafi‘ from Safiyyah who said: The earth shook at the time of ‘Umar, and he addressed the people and said: “If it happens again, I shall definitely abandon you and leave.” [Ibn Abi Shaybah in al-Musannaf (Vol.2, pg.221) No. 8335 and ibn al-Jawzi in Al-Muntazam fi Tarikh al-Muluk wal-Umam (Vol.4, pg.295)]


AYAH 35

وَلَقَدْ تَرَكْنَا مِنْهَا آيَةً بَيِّنَةً لِقَوْمٍ يَعْقِلُونَ

And indeed We have left thereof an evident Ayah (a lesson and a warning and a sign the place where the Dead Sea is now in Palestine) for a folk who understand. (Al-'Ankabut 29:35)
- the dead sea is in Palestine and a lot of Europeans go their to swim
- Allah said it will be a sign to mankind and as a result this sea is the saltiest sea

Anything to do with homosexuality, Fir'aun and Nimrod
- the Europeans go crazy about it
- the Germans gave Bilal Philips 3 days to leave their country

GERMANY EXPELS OPENLY HOMOPHOBIC IMAM (BILAL PHILIPS):
http://www.dw.de/dw/article/0,,6510494,00.html

- because he refused to accept homosexuality
- and in America the president endorsed gay marriages

The same way you follow the salafus salih, the Europeans follow Nimrod
- he was the first to eat pork, they eat pork
- he slept with his own mother, they legalise incest

The people of Sodom said to drive out the married couples
- Allah said;

And the answer of his people was only that they said: "Drive them out of your town, these are indeed men who want to be pure (from sins)!" (Al-A'raf 7:82)

- likewise if you do not endorse homosexuality the Europeans will deny your asylum claim
- because you did not accept European values

Countries that ban homosexuality risk losing aid, warns David Cameron:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2011/oct/30/ban-homosexuality-lose-aid-cameron

So when you read the Qur'an and see the lifestyle of the people of Sodom
- you see the same in the Europeans


AYAH 36

وَإِلَى مَدْيَنَ أَخَاهُمْ شُعَيْبًا فَقَالَ يَا قَوْمِ اعْبُدُوا اللَّهَ وَارْجُوا الْيَوْمَ الْآخِرَ وَلَا تَعْثَوْا فِي الْأَرْضِ مُفْسِدِينَ

And to (the people of) Madyan (Midian), We sent their brother Shu'aib (Shuaib). He said: "O my people! Worship Allah, and hope for (the reward of good deeds by worshipping Allah Alone, on) the last Day, and commit no mischief on the earth as Mufsidûn (those who commit great crimes, oppressors, tyrants, mischief-makers, corrupts). (Al-'Ankabut 29:36)

AYAH 37

فَكَذَّبُوهُ فَأَخَذَتْهُمُ الرَّجْفَةُ فَأَصْبَحُوا فِي دَارِهِمْ جَاثِمِينَ

And they belied him [Shu'aib (Shuaib)], so the earthquake seized them, and they lay (dead), prostrate in their dwellings. (Al-'Ankabut 29:37)



AYAH 38



وَعَادًا وَثَمُودَ وَقَدْ تَبَيَّنَ لَكُمْ مِنْ مَسَاكِنِهِمْ وَزَيَّنَ لَهُمُ الشَّيْطَانُ أَعْمَالَهُمْ فَصَدَّهُمْ عَنِ السَّبِيلِ وَكَانُوا مُسْتَبْصِرِينَ

And 'Ad and Thamûd (people)! And indeed (their destruction) is clearly apparent to you from their (ruined) dwellings. Shaitan (Satan) made their deeds fair-seeming to them, and turned them away from the (Right) Path, though they were intelligent. (Al-'Ankabut 29:38)
- the people of Ad were mushrikeen
- and they denied their messenger and also destroyed

The people of Thamud were the people of Salih
- and they lived in northern part of KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
- they built huge homes out of rocks from the mountains
- and they used to brag about it

These people used to practise highway robbing
- just like the people of Madyan and they cheated with the scale

Prophet Salih always warned them about shirk
- and every time he does, they will ask him to bring down the torment
- they gave him a challenge to bring out a she-camel out of the rock
- he told them to testify, they said they will believe if he did so and they took the oath
- so he did not jump and do as they ordered immediately
- prophet Salih prayed to Allah and the camel came out of the rock
- but it came out heavily pregnant and gave birth soon afterwards
- and it was a huge camel unlike the other ones

What happened when the camel came out of the rock?
- some believed and some disbelieved
- and 9 men plotted to kill it
- Allah said;

And thus We have set up in every town great ones of its wicked people to plot therein. But they plot not except against their ownselves, and they perceive (it) not. (Al-An'am 6:123)

- because they plot and Allah plans, but He is the best of planners

And they (disbelievers) plotted [to kill 'Iesa (Jesus)], and Allah planned too. And Allah is the Best of the planners. (Aali Imran 3:54)

The arrangement was that the she-camel will drink from the well
- and the following day the people will drink
- but they complained that the she-camel is very big and frightens their animals
- the camel could also provide milk for everybody in the township
- this was one of it's special qualities

Nine men plotted to kill the she camel
- and when prophet Salih found out he warned them not to
- he kept reminding them about the oath they took
- that this camel was not an ordinary one
- but they wanted to kill it

When the most wicked man among them went forth (to kill the she-camel). (Ash-Shams 91:12)

But the Messenger of Allah [Salih (Saleh)] said to them: "Be cautious! Fear the evil end. That is the she-camel of Allah! (Do not harm it) and bar it not from having its drink!" (Ash-Shams 91:13)

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)

- so they thought to kill it in order not to be reminded their oath
- so they went forth and killed it

In another tafseer it is said a woman with the prettiest daughter
- promised to marry her to the man who kill the she camel

Not only did they kill the camel, they also plotted to kill prophet Salih
- but they were destroyed on their way to his house
- after they killed the she camel, prophet Salih told them they had 3 days
- before they will be destroyed and after then 3 days elapsed
- they were destroyed with fire and brimstones

LESSONS

1. MIRACLES DO NOT ALWAYS MAKE PEOPLE TO BELIEVE
- the prophet made the moon to split
- but the people of Quraish said he worked magic on their eyes
- Allah said;

The Hour has drawn near, and the moon has been cleft asunder (the people of Makkah requested Prophet Muhammad SAW to show them a miracle, so he showed them the splitting of the moon). (Al-Qamar 54:1)

And if they see a sign, they turn away, and say: "This is continuous magic." (Al-Qamar 54:2)

- so a miracle is no guarantee that every single person will believe

2. KUFFAAR WILL ALWAYS BRAG ABOUT THEIR INFRASTRUCTURE

3. WEALTH CAN DEBAR MEN FROM THE PATH OF ALLAH

4. ALLAH BLESSES HIS PROPHETS WITH MIRACLES TO CONFOUND THE KUFFAAR

5. KUFFAAR WILL ALWAYS PUT A CHALLENGE TO THE PROPHETS

6. NATURAL DISASTERS ARE AS A DIRECT RESULT OF OUR 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)

7. WOMEN CAN BE USED TO INTOXICATE YOU TO LOSE YOUR FOCUS
- the prophet said he left behind the biggest fitnah which is women

Usama Ibn Zayd (RA) narrated the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “I have not left behind me any fitnah (temptation) more harmful to men than women.” [Reported by al-Bukhaari (5096) and Muslim (2740)]