Wednesday, June 20, 2012

-327- Tafseer Surah Ankabut (Part 6)

by Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
05.29.2012 (Evening Dars)

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خَلَقَ اللَّهُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ بِالْحَقِّ إِنَّ فِي ذَلِكَ لَآيَةً لِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ

(Allah says to His Prophet Muhammad SAW): "Allah (Alone) created the heavens and the earth with truth (and none shared Him in their creation)." Verily! Therein is surely a sign for those who believe. (Al-'Ankabut 29:44)
Allah said He created the creation with truth
- what does this mean? What is the tafseer of this verse (29:44)?


- He did it all by Himself because it is exclusive to Allah
- the pagan Arabs used to claim the angels are the daughters of Allah
- so Allah asked them

Now ask them (O Muhammad SAW): "Are there (only) daughters for your Lord and sons for them?" (As-Saffat 37:149)

Or did We create the angels females while they were witnesses? (As-Saffat 37:150)

Verily, it is of their falsehood that they (Quraish pagans) say: (As-Saffat 37:151)

"Allah has begotten off spring or children (i.e. angels are the daughters of Allah)?" And, verily, they are liars! (As-Saffat 37:152)

Has He (then) chosen daughters rather than sons? (As-Saffat 37:153)

What is the matter with you? How do you decide? (As-Saffat 37:154)

- Allah said I did not have witnesses when I was creating, much less to have partners
- the modus operandi of the kaafir is to lie on Allah
- and who is a worse kaafir than he who lies on Allah

And who does more wrong than the one who invents a lie against Allah, while he is being invited to Islam? And Allah guides not the people who are Zalimun (polytheists, wrong-doers and disbelievers) folk. (As-Saff 61:7)

The Christians say Allah said ‘Let us make man’

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. (Genesis 1:26) King James Version

- Allah did not say let us make man, this is a big lie which the Christians say
- Allah said;

And (remember) when your Lord said to the angels: "Verily, I am going to place (mankind) generations after generations on earth." They said: "Will You place therein those who will make mischief therein and shed blood, - while we glorify You with praises and thanks (Exalted be You above all that they associate with You as partners) and sanctify You." He (Allah) said: "I know that which you do not know." (Al-Baqarah 2:30)

- this is the tafseer of 29:44


- Allah said

By the fig, and the olive, (At-Tin 95:1)

By Mount Sinai, (At-Tin 95:2)

And by this city of security (Makkah), (At-Tin 95:3)

Verily, We created man of the best stature (mould), (At-Tin 95:4)


- Allah said;

Blessed is He in Whose Hand is the dominion, and He is Able to do all things. (Al-Mulk 67:1)

Who has created death and life, that He may test you which of you is best in deed. And He is the All-Mighty, the Oft-Forgiving; (Al-Mulk 67:2)

Who has created the seven heavens one above another, you can see no fault in the creations of the Most Beneficent. Then look again: "Can you see any rifts?" (Al-Mulk 67:3)

Then look again and yet again, your sight will return to you in a state of humiliation and worn out. (Al-Mulk 67:4)

- it is impossible for you to find one fault in this wonderful and marvellous creation of Allah


اتْلُ مَا أُوحِيَ إِلَيْكَ مِنَ الْكِتَابِ وَأَقِمِ الصَّلَاةَ إِنَّ الصَّلَاةَ تَنْهَى عَنِ الْفَحْشَاءِ وَالْمُنْكَرِ وَلَذِكْرُ اللَّهِ أَكْبَرُ وَاللَّهُ يَعْلَمُ مَا تَصْنَعُونَ

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)
- it is haram for the Qur'an to be recited and you talking, it means you do not respect Allah
- Allah said;

So, when the Qur'an is recited, listen to it, and be silent that you may receive mercy...(Al-A'raf 7:204)

- in ayah 45 Allah is commanding the prophet (SAW) to recite the Qur'an
- one day the prophet was reciting the Qur'an in Makkah and the pagans went into sajdah
- they did this without realising it

Narrated By Ibn Abbas: The Prophet performed a prostration when he finished reciting Surat-an-Najm, and all the Muslims and pagans and Jinns and human beings prostrated along with him. [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 6, Book 60, Hadith #385]

When the kuffaar invaded Egypt they said as long as the Qur'an is with the Muslims
- they will never be defeated and the only way to take the Qur'an from the Muslims
- is to take away the Arabic language from them, it is the language of the Qur'an
- so if an Arab father turns down your proposal because you cannot speak Arabic this is not racism
- according to the Jamhur, except Imam Malik

When you recite the Qur'an you have to do so properly and follow the rules of tajweed
- tajweed means to beautify
- it is haram to pray behind someone who cannot recite Surah Fatiha properly

Narrated By 'Ubada bin As-Samit: Allah's Apostle said, "Whoever does not recite Al-Fatiha in his prayer, his prayer is invalid." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 1, Book 12, Hadith #723]

All the Jews in Israel speak Hebrew
- do all the Muslims in KSA speak Arabic?
- there are many races in KSA and they work there, but do not speak Arabic

Imam Bukhari, Tirmidhi, Abu Dawood were not Arabs, they learnt it
- Ishaq ibn Rahawayh, imam Ghazali and Abu Haneefa were not also Arabs
- the language in Jannah will be Arabic

(It will be said to them): Salamun (peace be on you), a Word from the Lord (Allah), Most Merciful. (Ya-Sin 36:58)

- are you not ashamed, the Jews are fanatical about their Hebrew language and you are not
- people who do not speak Arabic always end up with dodgy aqeedah
- like the Shi'ites of Persia and the Brelvis of Pakistan

In Arabic a word is either masculine or feminine
-there is no hermaphrodite

The Qur'an has a profound effect on the hearts of people
- when Abu Bakr Siddiq used to recite it he cried

Narrated By 'Aisha: The mother of the faithful believers: Allah's Apostle in his last illness said, "Tell Abu Bakr to lead the people in the prayer." I said, "If Abu Bakr stood in your place, he would not be able to make the people hear him owing to his weeping. So please order 'Umar to lead the prayer." He said, "Tell Abu Bakr to lead the people in the prayer." I said to Hafsa, "Say to him, 'Abu Bakr is a softhearted man and if he stood in your place he would not be able to make the people hear him owing to his weeping. So order 'Umar to lead the people in the prayer.' " Hafsa did so but Allah's Apostle said, "Keep quiet. Verily you are the companions of (Prophet) Joseph. Tell Abu Bakr to lead the people in the prayer." Hafsa said to me, "I never got any good from you." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 1, Book 11, Hadith #684]

- Allah said;

The believers are only those who, when Allah is mentioned, feel a fear in their hearts and when His Verses (this Qur'an) are recited unto them, they (i.e. the Verses) increase their Faith; and they put their trust in their Lord (Alone); (Al-Anfal 8:2)

The Qur'an is a cure

Narrated By Abu Said: A group of the companions of Allah's Apostle proceeded on a journey till they dismounted near one of the Arab tribes and requested them to entertain them as their guests, but they (the tribe people) refused to entertain them. Then the chief of that tribe was bitten by a snake (or stung by a scorpion) and he was given all sorts of treatment, but all in vain. Some of them said, "Will you go to the group (those travelers) who have dismounted near you and see if one of them has something useful?" They came to them and said, "O the group! Our leader has been bitten by a snake (or stung by a scorpion) and we have treated him with everything but nothing benefited him Has anyone of you anything useful?" One of them replied, "Yes, by Allah, I know how to treat with a Ruqya. But. by Allah, we wanted you to receive us as your guests but you refused. I will not treat your patient with a Ruqya till you fix for us something as wages." Consequently they agreed to give those travelers a flock of sheep. The man went with them (the people of the tribe) and started spitting (on the bite) and reciting Surat-al-Fatiha till the patient was healed and started walking as if he had not been sick. When the tribe people paid them their wages they had agreed upon, some of them (the Prophet's companions) said, "Distribute (the sheep)." But the one who treated with the Ruqya said, "Do not do that till we go to Allah's Apostle and mention to him what has happened, and see what he will order us." So they came to Allah's Apostle and mentioned the story to him and he said, "How do you know that Surat-al-Fatiha is a Ruqya? You have done the right thing. Divide (what you have got) and assign for me a share with you." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 7, Book 71, Hadith #645]

It is also the Furqan, that distinguishes the right from the wrong
- it is also a protection from the jinn, whenever the Qur'an is recited in a house
- the shaytan does not enter it for 3 days and 3 nights

Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: Do not make your houses as graveyards. Satan runs away from the house in which Surah Baqara is recited. [Sahih Muslim, Book 004, Hadith #1707]

The Qur'an is also the hujjah

Jabir ibn Abdullah (RA) narrated the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said in the Jumu’ah khutbah: "...To proceed. The best of the speech is embodied in the Book of Allah, and the best of the guidance is the guidance given by Muhammad. And the most evil affairs are their innovations; and every innovation is error..." [Sahih Muslim (2/592) No. 867]

- use Qur'an to debate the deviants, they can never say the verse is weak
- but say so for hadith
- the Shi’ite accuse Aisha (RA) of having an affair, but Allah said she did not

SHIA HUJJAH: The Shia believe that at the time of Mahdi’s return Imam Mahdi will resurrect Aisha (Prophet Mohammad’s wife) and execute the law of Hudud on her, for committing Zina (adultery) during her marriage. (Al-Anwar Al-Numaniyah, vol. 1, p. 161, Tafsir al-Shafi, vol. 2, p. 108, Haq al-Yaqeen, vol. 2, p. 256, Hayat al-Qulub, vol. 2, p. 611)

Verily! Those who brought forth the slander (against 'Aishah the wife of the Prophet SAW) are a group among you. Consider it not a bad thing for you. Nay, it is good for you. Unto every man among them will be paid that which he had earned of the sin, and as for him among them who had the greater share therein, his will be a great torment. (An-Nur 24:11)

The Qur'an protects your wealth

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah 's Apostle ordered me to guard the Zakat revenue of Ramadan. Then somebody came to me and started stealing of the foodstuff. I caught him and said, "I will take you to Allah's Apostle!" Then Abu Huraira described the whole narration and said) That person said (to me), "(Please don't take me to Allah's Apostle and I will tell you a few words by which Allah will benefit you.) When you go to your bed, recite Ayat-al-Kursi, (2.255) for then there will be a guard from Allah who will protect you all night long, and Satan will not be able to come near you till dawn." (When the Prophet heard the story) he said (to me), "He (who came to you at night) told you the truth although he is a liar; and it was Satan." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 6, Book 61, Hadith #530]

The Qur'an has to be recited because it contains dua
e.g. when travelling on a journey you recite:
سُبْحَانَ الَّذِي سَخَّرَ لَنَا هَذَا وَمَا كُنَّا لَهُ مُقْرِنِينَ وَإِنَّا إِلَى رَبِّنَا لَمُنْقَلِبُونَ
Subhāna Al-Ladhī Sakhkhara Lanā Hādhā Wa Mā Kunnā Lahu Muqrinīna, Wa 'innā 'ilá Rabbinā Lamunqalibūna

…"Glory to Him who has subjected this to us, and we could never have it (by our efforts)." (13) And verily, to Our Lord we indeed are to return! (14) (Az-Zukhruf 43:13-14)

- the Qur'an soothes the heart
- the Qur'an is a form of dhikr
- the Qur'an needs to be recited because it has signs
- Allah said;

Verily! In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the alternation of night and day, there are indeed signs for men of understanding. (Aali Imran 3:190)

- have you heard about Maurice Baucille, the French scientist?


- if it was not scientific, he would not have embraced Islam
- (but he said the Bible contradicted science)

The Qur'an has historical history, and a book of sociology and psychology
- when the Qur'an is recited, it touches the lives of people

The Qur'an needs to be recited because it causes us to grow in eeman

The believers are only those who, when Allah is mentioned, feel a fear in their hearts and when His Verses (this Qur'an) are recited unto them, they (i.e. the Verses) increase their Faith; and they put their trust in their Lord (Alone); (Al-Anfal 8:2)

The Qur'an discusses SIBLING RIVALRY, this is in the story of Yusuf
- sexual harassment at work (rife in US and Europe)
- when Zulaikha grabbed the shirt of Yusuf, that is sexual harassment

And she, in whose house he was, sought to seduce him (to do an evil act), she closed the doors and said: "Come on, O you." He said: "I seek refuge in Allah (or Allah forbid)! Truly, he (your husband) is my master! He made my stay agreeable! (So I will never betray him). Verily, the Zalimun (wrong and evil-doers) will never be successful." (Yusuf 12:23)

And indeed she did desire him and he would have inclined to her desire, had he not seen the evidence of his Lord. Thus it was, that We might turn away from him evil and illegal sexual intercourse. Surely, he was one of Our chosen, guided slaves. (Yusuf 12:24)

So they raced with one another to the door, and she tore his shirt from the back. They both found her lord (i.e. her husband) at the door. She said: "What is the recompense (punishment) for him who intended an evil design against your wife, except that he be put in prison or a painful torment?" (Yusuf 12:25)

He [Yusuf (Joseph)] said: "It was she that sought to seduce me," - and a witness of her household bore witness (saying): "If it be that his shirt is torn from the front, then her tale is true and he is a liar! (Yusuf 12:26)

"But if it be that his shirt is torn from the back, then she has told a lie and he is speaking the truth!" (Yusuf 12:27)

So when he (her husband) saw his [(Yusuf's (Joseph)] shirt torn at the back; (her husband) said: "Surely, it is a plot of you women! Certainly mighty is your plot! (Yusuf 12:28)

"O Yusuf (Joseph)! Turn away from this! (O woman!) Ask forgiveness for your sin. Verily, you were of the sinful." (Yusuf 12:29)

- what about the subject of CRIMINOLOGY?
- Prophet Yacub knew there was a lie when he was told a wolf ate his son
- he knew this was not true because the shirt was intact
- (so he used criminology) to solve his son's disappearance
- Allah said:

And they brought his shirt stained with false blood. He said: "Nay, but your ownselves have made up a tale. So (for me) patience is most fitting. And it is Allah (Alone) Whose help can be sought against that which you assert." (Yusuf 12:18)

When Aisha (RA) was accused of having an affair, she recited this ayah
- she was able to quote an ayah that fitted her situation 100%

The Qur'an has Anatomy, Sociology and Psychology in it
- the kuffaar burnt the Qur'an on the anniversary of 9/11 because they are jealous of our book
- their book has contradictions; the Qur'an does not

The Rasool said:

Narrated By 'Uthman: The Prophet said, "The best among you (Muslims) are those who learn the Qur'an and teach it." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 6, Book 61, Hadith #545]

One of the signs of a believer is that he loves the Qur'an
- but the disbelievers run away from it, as do the munafiqeen

Allah said to protect yourself from unlawful sexual intercourse
- there was a census taken where 80% of US and Europeans admitted to having "affairs"
- your nikah is half of your deen for this very reason

Anas Ibn Malik narrated the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “When a person gets married he has completed half of his religion, so let him fear Allah with regard to the other half.” [al-Bayhaqi narrated in Shu’ab al-Eemaan (7/340) No. 5100]

- men who do not have enough sex die from prostate cancer
- women who do not have enough sex, die from cervical cancer
- in Catholicism, they want you to feel guilty about sex
- in Islam, we consider it an act of charity and ibaadah

Abu Dharr reported: some of the people from among the Companions of the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) said to him: Messenger of Allah, the rich have taken away (all the) reward. They observe prayer as we do; they keep the fasts as we keep, and they give Sadaqa out of their surplus riches. Upon this he (the Holy Prophet) said: Has Allah not prescribed for you (a course) by following which you can (also) do sadaqa? In every declaration of the glorification of Allah (i.e. saying Subhan Allah) there is a Sadaqa, and every Takbir (i.e. saying Allah-O-Akbar) is a sadaqa, and every praise of His (saying al-Hamdu Lillah) is a Sadaqa and every declaration that He is One (La illha ill-Allah) is a sadaqa, and enjoining of good is a sadaqa, and forbidding of that which is evil is a Sadaqa, and in man's sexual Intercourse (with his wife,) there is a Sadaqa. They (the Companions) said: Messenger of Allah, is there reward for him who satisfies his sexual passion among us? He said: Tell me, if he were to devote it to something forbidden, would it not be a sin on his part? Similarly, if he were to devote it to something lawful, he should have a reward. [Sahih Muslim, Book 5, Hadith #2198]

In darul harb, the news and TV and magazines all talk about SEX
- when Shaikh first went to get a haircut, there were indecent magazines in the barber shop
- he was told the UK is a secular country, so Shaikh should go live in a Muslim country
- yet the queen is called the DEFENDER OF THE FAITH (what faith)?
- some people claim Prince Charles is a secret Muslim
- there is a big fitnaa in the Royal Family over the word THE [faith or THE faith]
- he refused to join the FREEMASON MOVEMENT, so some say is he a secret Muslim?

Prince Charles's plan to become 'Defender of Faith' will help destroy our Christian identity:

- QUESTION: MANY DEBATE over if someone does not pray, are they a Muslim?

Abu Hurayrah narrated the Prophet (SAW) said: “The first thing among their deeds for which the people will be brought to account on the Day of Resurrection will be prayer. Our Lord will say to His angels, although He knows best, ‘Look at My slave’s prayer, is it complete or lacking?’ If it is complete, it will be recorded as complete, but if it is lacking, He will say, ‘Look and see whether my slave did any voluntary (naafil) prayers.’ If he had done voluntary prayers, He will say, ‘Complete the obligatory prayers of My slave from his voluntary prayers.’ Then the rest of his deeds will be examined in a similar manner.” [Sunan Abu Dawud (1/229) No. 864, Sunan Tirmidhi (2/269) No. 413, Sunan An-Nasa'i (1/232) No. 465, Musnad Ahmad (2/425) No. 9490, Mustadrak al-Haakim (1/394) No. 965]

Abdullah ibn Shaqiq Uqayli (RA) reported, saying “The companions of Muhummad (SAW) did not regard neglect of any of the deeds as disbelief as they did (neglect) of Salah." [Sunan Tirmidhi (5/14) No. 2622 and Mustadrak al-Haakim (1/48) No. 12 who said it met the conditions of al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Ahmad Ibn Hanbal said if you do not pray, you are a kaafir
- the Prophet (SAW) had some POWs and they started to take their Shahadah
- (what if, they are saying it fake?), but if the pray 5 times a day, they are our brothers in deen

But if they repent, perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat) and give Zakat, then they are your brethren in religion. (In this way) We explain the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) in detail for a people who know. (At-Tawbah 9:11)

- the difference between a Muslim and a kaafir is the salaah

Jabir (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, “Between a man (Muslim) and shirk and disbelief lies neglect of salah.” [Sahih Muslim (1/88) No. 82, Sunan Tirmidhi (5/13) No. 2620, Sunan Abu Dawud (4/219) No. 4678, Sunan Ibn Majah (2/181) No. 1078, Sunan An-Nasa'i (1/232) No. 463, Musnad Ahmad (3/370) No. 15021]

Allah said: Salah brings us from wicked deeds


- Dhikr is the greatest we can do for Allah 'tala (we become spiritually successful)


O you who believe! When you meet (an enemy) force, take a firm stand against them and remember the Name of Allah much (both with tongue and mind), so that you may be successful. (Al-Anfal 8:45)


Those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah - Islamic Monotheism), and whose hearts find rest in the remembrance of Allah, Verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest. (Ra'd 13:28)


Verily, the Muslims (those who submit to Allah in Islam) men and women, the believers men and women (who believe in Islamic Monotheism), the men and the women who are obedient (to Allah), the men and women who are truthful (in their speech and deeds), the men and the women who are patient (in performing all the duties which Allah has ordered and in abstaining from all that Allah has forbidden), the men and the women who are humble (before their Lord Allah), the men and the women who give Sadaqat (i.e. Zakat, and alms, etc.), the men and the women who observe Saum (fast) (the obligatory fasting during the month of Ramadan, and the optional Nawafil fasting), the men and the women who guard their chastity (from illegal sexual acts) and the men and the women who remember Allah much with their hearts and tongues (while sitting, standing, lying, etc. for more than 300 times extra over the remembrance of Allah during the five compulsory congregational prayers) or praying extra additional Nawafil prayers of night in the last part of night, etc.) Allah has prepared for them forgiveness and a great reward (i.e. Paradise). (Al-Ahzab 33:35)

- Prophet Jonah in the belly of the whale (he was there making dhikr)
- he was in the belly of a whale and still saying I believe there is no God but you, Allah
- the angels and the animals asked Allah on his behalf
- and He (SWT) said if he did not make dhikr, he would have been in the whale till the day of judgment

Then a (big) fish swallowed him and he had done an act worthy of blame. (As-Saffat 37:142)

Had he not been of them who glorify Allah, (As-Saffat 37:143)

He would have indeed remained inside its belly (the fish) till the Day of Resurrection. (As-Saffat 37:144)

Abdullah Ibn Rafi', the freed slave of Umm Salamah said I heard Abu Hurayrah narrated the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, “When Allah wanted to keep Yunus in the belly of the whale, He revealed to the whale. He said, “Take him inside but do not eat his flesh nor break his bones.” When the whale went down to the depth of the sea, Yunus heard a voice, he said to himself, “What is this?” Then Allah revealed to him, while he was inside the whale’s belly, that it was glorification of the sea animals. Then while in that state, Yunus also glorified Allah, which was heard by the angels. They then said, "O our Lord, we heard a very weak voice coming from unusual land.” Allah said, “That is My slave Yunus, he disobeyed me, so I detained him inside a whale in the sea.” They said, “Is he the pious slave from whom the good deeds ascended to You everyday and night?” Allah replied, “Yes”. So the angels then pleaded on his behalf, so Allah ordered the whale to throw him out on the shore.” [Tafseer al-Tabari (18/518), Tafseer Ibn Abi Hatim (10/3227) No. 18278, Musnad al-Bazzar (15/34) No. 8227 and Tafseer Ibn Katheer (5/367)]

- salah and reading Qur'an - these are doing dhikr and these are dhikr Akbar
- even doing jihad fesabilillah is dhikr

Narrated By Abdullah bin Masud: I asked Allah's Apostle, "O Allah's Apostle! What is the best deed?" He replied, "To offer the prayers at their early stated fixed times." I asked, "What is next in goodness?" He replied, "To be good and dutiful to your parents." I further asked, what is next in goodness?" He replied, "To participate in Jihad in Allah's Cause." I did not ask Allah's Apostle anymore and if I had asked him more, he would have told me more. [al-Bukhari (527) and Muslim (85)]




Abu Hurayrah (RA) and Abu Sa’eed Khudri (RA) bore testimony that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, “Whenever a people remember Allah, the angels surround them, mercy envelops them and peace descends on them, and Allah mentions them to those with Him (the angels).” [Sahih Muslim (4/2074) No. 2700, Sunan Tirmidhi (5/459) No. 3378, Sunan Ibn Majah (4/706) No. 3791, Musnad Ahmad (3/49) No. 11481, al-Sunan al-Kubra al-Nasa'i (10/425) No. 11931]

- when He (SWT) is with the angels, He mentions you by name

On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (RA), who said that the Prophet (SAW) said: "Allah the Almighty said: 'I am as My servant thinks I am. I am with him when he makes mention of Me. If he makes mention of Me to himself, I make mention of him to Myself; and if he makes mention of Me in an assembly, I make mention of him in an assembly better than it. And if he draws near to Me an arm's length, I draw near to him a fathom's length. And if he comes to Me walking, I go to him at speed." [al-Bukhari (7405) also by Muslim (2675), at-Tirmidhi (2388) and Ibn Majah (3822)]

- you are either the party of Allah (Hizbullah) or the party of Shaitan (Hizbushaitan)
- the party of the Shaitan are the sure losers
- hizbu-Allah remember Allah and He (SWT) remembers them

And whosoever takes Allah, His Messenger, and those who have believed, as Protectors, then the party of Allah will be the victorious. (Al-Ma'idah 5:56)

- Hizbu-shaitan:

Shaitan (Satan) has overtaken them. So he has made them forget the remembrance of Allah. They are the party of Shaitan (Satan). Verily, it is the party of Shaitan (Satan) that will be the losers! (Al-Mujadilah 58:19)

ONE DAY, Fatimah went to the Prophet and asked for a servant, she wanted a POW to help her
- he said go recite SUBHAN'ALLAH and ALHUMDULILLAH (33 times each)
- and ALLAHUAKBAR (34 times)

Narrated By 'Ali: Fatima complained of the suffering caused to her by the hand mill. Some Captives were brought to the Prophet, she came to him but did not find him at home 'Aisha was present there to whom she told (of her desire for a servant). When the Prophet came, 'Aisha informed him about Fatima's visit. Ali added "So the Prophet came to us, while we had gone to our bed I wanted to get up but the Prophet said, "Remain at your place". Then he sat down between us till I found the coolness of his feet on my chest. Then he said, "Shall I teach you a thing which is better than what you have asked me? When you go to bed, say, 'Allahu-Akbar' thirty-four times, and 'Subhan Allah thirty-three times, and 'Alhamdu-lillah thirty-three times for that is better for you both than a servant." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 5, Book 57, Hadith #055]

- he did not want any kuffaar working for her, she does better to recite dhikr (and she did it)

In Europe and America, they say IGNORANCE OF THE LAW IS NO EXCUSE
- but look at the mercy of Shariah: if you do not know the law, you are not punished fully for it
- being jahil is not something the kuffaar believe in; they are Khawarij
- they do not forgive or have any mercy in their hearts

- a Shaitan become your constant, intimate companion

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)

- Rasool (SAW) said "this dunya is cursed ..."

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.'' [Sunan Tirmidhi (4/561) 2322 and Sunan Ibn Majah (5/231) 4112, (Abu Eesa al-Tirmidhi said: this hadeeth is hasan ghareeb)]


Verily! In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the alternation of night and day, there are indeed signs for men of understanding. (Aali Imran 3:190)

Abu Huraira (RA) narrated the Prophet (SAW) said: “Whoever says:

لاَ إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ، وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ، لَهُ المُلْكُ وَلَهُ الحَمْدُ، وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ
Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah wahdahu laa shareeka lah, lahu’l-mulk wa lahu’l-hamd, wa huwa ‘ala kulli shay’in qadeer

(There is nothing worthy of worship but Allah, He is Alone without partner, to Him belongs the Dominion and the Praise, and He is able to do all things.)

One hundred times in a day will have (a reward) equivalent to freeing ten slaves, one hundred hasanaat (good deeds) will be recorded for him and one hundred sayi’aat (bad deeds) will be erased from him, and he will be protected from the Shaytaan for that day until evening comes. No one can do anything better than what he has done except one who does more than that. Whoever says Subhaan Allaah wa bi hamdihi (Glory and praise be to Allaah) one hundred times in a day, his sins will be erased even if they were like the foam of the sea.” [al-Bukhari (3293) and Muslim (2691)]

On the authority of Abdullah ibn ‘Umar that the Prophet said,”Whoever enters a market and says:

لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الحَمْدُ يُحْيِي وَيُمِيتُ، وَهُوَ حَيٌّ لاَ يَمُوتُ، بِيَدِهِ الخَيْرُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ
‘Laa ilaaha ill Allah waHdahu laa shareeka lah, lahul mulku wa lahul Hamdu yuHyi wa yumeetu wa huwa Hayyun laa yamoot, bi yadihil khayr, wahuwa ‘alaa kulli shay’in qadeer’

(There is nothing worthy of worship but Allah, He is Alone without partner, to Him belongs the Dominion and the Praise, He causes life and death and He is the Living One and will never die. In His Hand is all good, and He is over all things capable.)

Allah will write for him a million good deeds, erase a million of his bad deeds and build for him a house in Jannah.” And in another narration, which is also classed as hasan, instead of mentioning that Allah will build a house in Jannah, it states,”and he will be raised one million levels.” [Sunan Tirmidhi (5/491) No. 3428, Sunan Ibn Majah (3/344) No. 2235]

- 1 million good deeds will be added to you
- and 1 million bad deeds will be cancelled if and when you recite