Tuesday, September 25, 2012

-351- Slander of Aisha (RA) [REVISITED (3)]

SLANDER OF AISHA (RA)
by Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
06.30.2012 (Evening Dars)



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Bismillah...

This story was mentioned in Qur'an and Sunnah
-and came when Sahabah migrated from Makkah to Madina
-this was a great fitna for the Prophet (SAW) because his family was slandered
-this hurt the entire family

Allah said when He (SWT) loves you; He (SWT) tests you
-the more He (SWT) loves you, the more He (SWT) tests you
-so the pious are tested more than others

ALLAH 'tala has the ability to make a bad situation become good
-such as when Yusuf's brothers dumped him into the well
-but eventually he saved Egypt from starvation

Example:
-THE SATANIC VERSES (a book by Salman Rushdie)
-the writer sought fame and fortune but through his book, many reverted to Islam

The Rasool (SAW) cast lots when he was going on a journey;
-whichever wife's name came up, he took on the journey
-Aisha's name came up so he took her on the journey to the Battle of Banu Mustaliq

Narrated By 'Aisha: Whenever the Prophet intended to proceed on a journey, he used to draw lots amongst his wives and would take the one upon whom the lot fell. Once, before setting out for Jihad, he drew lots amongst us and the lot came to me; so I went with the Prophet; and that happened after the revelation of the Verse Hijab (i.e. veiling). [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 4, Book 52, Hadith #130]

LESSONS FROM THE SLANDER OF AISHA (RA)

1. THE RASOOL (SAW) DIDN'T SHOW FAVORITISM

2. A WOMAN IS ALLOWED TO GO TO BATTLEFIELD IF SHE HAS PERMISSION OF AMEER
-the Rasool (SAW) was the Commander-in-Chief at this battle
-he was Aisha's ameer

3. AN ARRANGED MARRIAGE CAN BE VERY SUCCESSFUL IF THE WOMAN IS NOT FORCED
-these are more successful than love marriages
-Aisha's marriage was arranged and it was successful;
-she was very happy in her marriage

4. IT IS NOT THE SUNNAH TO RETURN HOME AT NIGHT

-The Prophet (SAW) didn't like to go back home at night,
-so his army camped outside of Madina
-he usually did this for 2 reasons:

1. So the wife could make herself up and be presentable to her husband
2. So he wouldn't wake up those that are sleeping

Aisha was riding on top of the camel in her hawdaj
-she was wearing hijab and niqab and went to answer the 'call of nature'
-those who were responsible to put the hawdaj back on top of the camel,
-mistakenly thought she was inside of it
-the men made this mistake because in those times, women were not overweight,
-so they thought she was in her hawdaj

Aisha was delayed going back to the hawdaj because she lost a necklace
-and was looking for it (it belonged to Asma)
-she didn't condemn the brothers who left her behind

5. WE SHOULD ALWAYS MAKE EXCUSES FOR OUR MUSLIM BROTHERS AND SISTERS

Hamdun al-Qassar (one of the great early Muslims) said, “If a friend among your friends errs, make seventy excuses for them. If your hearts are unable to do this, then know that the shortcoming is in your own selves.” [related by al-Bayhaqi in ‘Shu'ab al-Eman’ (13/504) No. 10684]

Jafar bin Muhammad (rh) said: “If you find see something you don’t like in a brother, try to find 1-70 excuses for him. And if you can’t find an excuse, say ‘There might be an excuse, but I don’t know it. [related by al-Bayhaqi in ‘Shu'ab al-Eman’ (10/559) No. 7991]

'A'isha reported that the Prophet (SAW) said, “Overlook the slips of respected people.” [al-Bukhari in 'Adab al-Mufrad' No. 465, al-Nasa'i in 'al-Sunan al-Kubra' (6/468) No. 7253]

Ibn Abbas said: “When you feel the need to mention your companion’s faults, remember your own.” [al-Adab al-Mufrad al-Bukhari (p. 120) No. 328]

6. RETURN SOME THING THAT YOU BORROWED; AN AMAANA (trust)

Verily! Allah commands that you should render back the trusts to those, to whom they are due; and that when you judge between men, you judge with justice. Verily, how excellent is the teaching which He (Allah) gives you! Truly, Allah is Ever All Hearer, All Seer. (An-Nisa 4:58)

So Aisha was delayed searching for the necklace that she borrowed from her sister, Asma
-only Muslims w/ taqwa return an amaana

The scholars said Aisha wasn't fat; she was slim
-to have a big belly is a sign of a munafiq

Ibn Umar (RA) reported that the Prophet (SAW) said, “The disbeliever eats in seven intestines while the believer eats in one intestine.’ [al-Bukhari (5393) and Muslim (2060)]

Miqdam ibn Ma’dikarib (RA) reported that he heard Allah’s Messenger say, “A man does not fill a vessel worse than his belly. Enough for the son of Adam are a few morsels to keep his back straight. But, if it is unavoidable then let him apportion one third for his food, one-third for his drink and one-third for his breath.” [Sunan Tirmidhi (4/590) No. 2380, Sunan Ibn Majah (4/448) No. 3349, Musnad Ahmad (4/132) No. 17225]

-we can't make takfir on people with big bellies because this hypocrisy is minor not major

7. MINIMIZE OUR INTERACTION W/ THE OPPOSITE GENDER TO REDUCE FITNAA

When the hawdaj left Aisha (RA), she didn't panic; she slept under a tree
-this means she had tawakkul because she was sleeping on the battlefield

8. BE COOL, CALM AND COLLECTED

9. DON'T BE QUICK TO BLAME OTHERS FOR MISTAKES

Aisha didn't blame her Muslim brothers for leaving her behind
-this shows you her noble character
-when Safwan bin al-Muattal saw Aisha left behind, he said:
-Inna lillahi wa inna illahi raji'oon
-because this is our dua when we lose something or someone
-Safwan had to decide whether to wait w/ her or deliver her to the Prophet (SAW)
-he chose to return her to the Rasool (pbuh) and this was the better decision

...Safwan bin Mu'attal As-Sulami Adh-Dhakwani was behind the army and reached my abode in the morning. When he saw a sleeping person, he came to me, and he used to see me before veiling. So, I got up when I heard him saying, "Inna lil-lah-wa inna ilaihi rajiun (We are for Allah, and we will return to Him)." He made his camel knell down. He got down from his camel, and put his leg on the front legs of the camel and then I rode and sat over it. Safwan set out walking, leading the camel by the rope till we reached the army who had halted to take rest at midday… [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 3, Book 48, Hadith #829]

10. DO NOT ABANDON YOUR MUSLIM BROTHERS OR SISTERS WHEN THEY ARE IN NEED

When Safwan returned w/ Aisha on the back of his camel,
-the hypocrites of Madina started a rumor
-that they stayed behind to indulge in an intimate relationship
-Abdullah ibn Ubai started this slander (he fanned flames of fitna)
-hypocrites have a well-oiled propaganda machine to slander believers

Abdullah ibn Ubai didn't like the Prophet
-his name was King Salool before the prophet came to Madina
-but this stopped after that, so he carried a permanent grudge against the prophet
-he didn't abandon hypocrisy and carried a personal vendetta against the Prophet (SAW)
-and to accuse a woman of having an affair, disgraces her husband, as well

11. SOME PEOPLE SLANDER YOUR FAMILY TO GET BACK AT YOU

Narrated Umm Ruman: Who was 'Aisha's mother: While I was with 'Aisha, 'Aisha got fever, whereupon the Prophet said, "Probably her fever is caused by the story related by the people (about her)." I said, "Yes." Then 'Aisha sat up and said, My example and your example is similar to that of Jacob and his sons:--'Nay, but your minds have made up a tale. So (for me) patience is most fitting. It is Allah (alone) Whose help can be sought against that which you assert.' [12:18] [Sahih Bukhari, Book 60, Hadith #213]

After the battlefield, Aisha got fever (some thought she got this because of the slander)
-she noticed that the behavior of the prophet changed toward her;
-he became cold towards her and she didn't know why
-she asked permission to go stay w/ her mother and he let her go
-the Prophet (SAW) didn't discuss the slander w/ her until she recovered from her sickness

...My sickness was aggravated, and when I returned home, Allah's Apostle came to me, and after greeting he said, 'How is that (girl)?' I requested him to allow me to go to my parents. I wanted then to be sure of the news through them I Allah's Apostle allowed me, and I went to my parents and asked my mother,... [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 3, Book 48, Hadith #829]

12. WHEN SOMEONE IS SICK, THIS IS NOT THE PROPER TIME TO DISCUSS A PERSONAL / SERIOUS MATTER

13. HAVE SABR AND DON'T RUSH TO PASS A JUDGMENT
-the Rasool waited to discuss the slander w/ her

Narrated Yunus bin Yazid: I heard Az-Zuhri saying, "I heard 'Urwa bin Az-Zubair. Said bin Al-Musaiyab, 'Alqama bin Waqqas and 'Ubaidullah bin 'Abdullah each narrating part of the narrative concerning 'Aisha the wife of the Prophet. 'Aisha said: When I and Um Mistah were returning, Um Mistah stumbled by treading on the end of her robe, and on that she said, 'May Mistah be ruined.' I said, 'You have said a bad thing, you curse a man who took part in the battle of Badr!." Az-Zuhri then narrated the narration of the Lie (forged against 'Aisha). [Sahih Bukhari, Book 59, Hadith #359]

One day, Aisha went out w/ Umm Mistah and she stumbled on her abaya and fell
-then Umm Mistah said "May Allah curse Mistah"
-Aisha defended Mistah (he was a cousin of Abu Bakr)
-he was poor but he was a mujahid and a strong Muslim
-when Aisha heard what the people were saying about her (from Umm Mistah), she fainted

To accuse someone of having an affair - you need 4 people to see the [pen] in the ink
-only then can you accuse someone of having an affair
-if you do this, you receive 80 lashes for being a slanderer

14. A REAL MUSLIM CAN FALL INTO A REAL / BIG SIN
-Mistah was a brave mujahid
-when the people accused Aisha of having an affair HE SMILED
-this is ALL he did and that was enough to be guilty of participating in the slander

Narrated By Uqbah ibn Amir: The Prophet (SAW) said: "He who sees something which should be kept hidden and conceals it will be like one who has brought to life a girl buried alive." [Abu Dawood (4/273, No. 4891), al-Hakim (4/426, No. 8162), al-Bayhaqi (8/331, No. 17387), Sunan Kubra Nasa'i (4/307, No. 7281), At-Tabarani (17/319, No. 883)

When Aisha went to do nature, she could not pass anything out because her body was numb
-she cried till her lungs almost ruptured

15. VERBAL ABUSE IS DEADLIER THAN PHYSICAL ABUSE
-if you spank a wife wrongfully, this is physical abuse
-if you call your wife a name, this is deadlier than physical abuse

16. THE GREAT STATUS OF THE PEOPLE WHO FOUGHT AT THE BATTLE OF BADR

Narrated By 'Ubaidullah bin Abi Rafi: I heard 'Ali saying, "...Allah's Apostle, said, "Hatib has told you the truth." Umar said, O Allah's Apostle! Allow me to chop off the head of this hypocrite." Allah's Apostle said, "Hatib participated in the battle of Badr, and who knows, perhaps Allah has already looked at the Badr warriors and said, 'Do whatever you like, for I have forgiven you." [al-Bukhari (3007) and Muslim (2494)]

-the 313 Sahabah who fought there will be in Paradise
-Aisha had knowledge of fiqh ul waaqi because she knew who would be there in Paradise

17. WE LEARN THE TAQWAH OF THE FEMALE SAHABAH
-Umm Mistah didn't take sides with her son;
-she took Aisha's side; she instinctively knew Aisha didn't have an affair

18. PARENTS CAN CURSE KIDS [and this will come to pass]

Abu Hurayrah (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger said, "Three prayers are surely answered: the supplication of the oppressed, the supplication of the traveler, and the supplication of the father for his son." [Sunan Tirmidhi (5/502) No. 3448, Sunan Ibn Majah (5/30) No. 3862, Musnad Ahmad (2/258) No. 7501, Sunan Abu Dawud (2/89) No. 1536]

-the dua of the father is always answered, as well as dua of traveler and oppressed

19. PAIN AND SORROW CAN CAUSE YOUR BODY TO BECOME NUMB/ILL

-many people develop brain tumors, high blood pressure and cancer from depression
-during the crises, Aisha went to stay w/ her mother, Umm Ruman

20. IN THE MIDST OF A CRISES, YOU NEED YOUR FAMILY

-she asked her mother, "Why did you keep the slander away from me?"
-but Aisha was sick w/ fever after the battle,
-so it wouldn't be wise to tell her while she was sick
-Aisha was the last to know of this rumor of the affair
-her mother said to her ‘you are young, beautiful and noble
-and you've excelled in your faith’
-people are always jealous when you excel in your faith

21. WHENEVER A YOUNG GIRL FACES A CRISES, SHE NEEDS AN OLDER WOMAN TO COMFORT HER and GIVE HER ADVICE (naseeha)

Example:
-a 20 year old woman had a crises in her marriage; s
-he might need to sit w/ a 50 year old woman for advice

22. EVERY WOMAN NEEDS A GOOD RELATIONSHIP w/ HER MOTHER

...Usama bin Zaid told Allah's Apostle of what he knew about the innocence of his wife and of his affection he kept for her. He said, "O Allah's Apostle! She is your wife, and we do not know anything about her except good." But 'Ali bin Abi Talib said, "O Allah's Apostle! Allah does not impose restrictions on you; and there are plenty of women other than her. If you however, ask (her) slave girl, she will tell you the truth."...[Sahih Bukhari, Vol 6, Book 60, Hadith #274]

Buraira said, "I cannot accuse her of any defect except that she is still a young girl who sleeps, neglecting her family's dough which the domestic goats come to eat (i.e. she was too simpleminded to deceive her husband)." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 3, Book 48, Hadith #805]

The Prophet (SAW) approached Ali bin Abi Talib who said there're many other woman
-but Usaama bin Zaid said keep your wife
-Aisha's slave girl (maid) said she knew nothing defective in Aisha's character
-she said Aisha was too simple-minded to have an affair
-if a woman doesn't know how to plot and scheme, she will get caught having an affair
-it's easy to know if a woman had an affair:
-the husband can shine a light on her under garment
-this will expose any semen on the garment

Ali had said to the prophet that Allah 'tala didn't put any restrictions on him
-so historians write that Aisha carried a permanent grudge against Ali bin Abi Talib
-the Rasool approached a Sahabah, who was maybe 16 years old,
-for advice (Usaama) and also Ali who was almost 30 years old

23. WHEN YOU'RE A LEADER OF AN UMMAH AND YOU'RE CONFRONTED w/ A CRISES, YOU NEED TO TURN TO YOUR LOVED ONES FOR ADVICE

24. WHEN YOU HURT THE WIFE, YOU AUTOMATICALLY HURT THE HUSBAND

Abdullah ibn Ubai had a permanent vendetta against the Rasool for taking away his kingdom
-he thought by slandering Aisha, he'd get back at the Prophet

Allah's Apostle said, 'Who will support me to punish that person ('Abdullah bin Ubai bin Salul) who has hurt me by slandering the reputation of my family? By Allah, I know nothing about my family but good, and they have accused a person about whom I know nothing except good, and he never entered my house except in my company.' [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 3, Book 48, Hadith #829]

-the Rasool gave a khutba in the masjid and asked who would help him punish the slanderer
-he said Safwan never entered my house when I was not there
-so he testified in favour of the one accused of having an affair w/ Aisha

Fatimah bint Qays went to the Prophet seeking marital advice when both Mu’awiya Ibin Abu Sufyan and Abu Jahm had proposed to her. The Prophet told her, "Mu’awiya is stingy and tight fisted) and Abu Jahm beats his women." So marry Usamah instead. [Sahih Muslim (2/1114) No. 1480, Sunan Abu Dawud (2/285) No. 2284, Sunan Tirmidhi (3/440) No. 1134, Sunan An-Nasa'i (6/75) No. 3245]

-when Fatima bint Qays got a proposal from Muawiya and Abu Jahm,
-he was able to give advice because he was very close to his Sahabah
-he suggests Usamah because he knew the character of the other two for marriage

Sad bin Muadh Al-Ansari got up and said, "O Allah's Apostle! By Allah, I will relieve you from him. If he be from the tribe of (Bani) Al-Aus, then I will chop his head off; and if he be from our brethren, the Khazraj, then you give us your order and we will obey it." On that, Sad bin 'Ubada got up, and he was the chief of the Khazraj, and before this incident he had been a pious man but he was incited by his zeal for his tribe. He said to Sad (bin Muadh), "By Allah the Eternal, you have told a lie! You shall not kill him and you will never be able to kill him!" On that, Usaid bin Hudair, the cousin of Sad (bin Muadh) got up and said to Sad bin 'Ubada "You are a liar! By Allah the Eternal, we will surely kill him; and you are a hypocrite defending the hypocrites!" So the two tribes of Al-Aus and Al-Khazraj got excited till they were on the point of fighting with each other while Allah's Apostle was standing on the pulpit. [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 6, Book 60, Hadith #274]

-tempers flared and rose when Abdullah ibn Ubai (who stated the rumor)
-from Khazraj tribe stood up
-Aisha heard this and said the asabiyya (racism/tribalism)
-came back from the days of jaahiliyyah
-Usaid got very upset and called Sad a liar ... and called him a hypocrite
-the Sahabah, we see, called each other names (they are human, as we are)
-that day, the asabiyya got the better of Sad

25. THE SHAITAN RUNS IN OUR VEINS THE WAY BLOOD RUNS IN OUR VEINS

Narrated By 'Ali bin Al-Husain: From Safiya, the Prophet's wife, The wives of the Prophet were with him in the mosque (while he was in Itikaf) and then they departed and the Prophet said to Safiya bint Huyai, "Don't hurry up, for I shall accompany you," (and her dwelling was in the house of Usama). The Prophet went out and in the meantime two Ansari men met him and they looked at the Prophet and passed by. The Prophet said to them, "Come here. She is (my wife) Safiya bint Huyai." They replied, "Subhan Allah, (How dare we think of evil) O Allah's Apostle! (we never expect anything bad from you)." The Prophet replied, "Satan circulates in the human being as blood circulates in the body, and I was afraid lest Satan might insert an evil thought in your minds." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 3, Book 33, Hadith #254]

4 THINGS THE UMMAH OF MUHAMMAD WILL NEVER ABANDON:
-boasting, casting dispersions, seeking rain from the stars, and wailing over the dead

Abu Malik al-Ashari narrated the Prophet (SAW) said: ”There are four matters of jaahiliyyah that exist among my ummah and they will not give them up: boasting about one’s forefathers, casting aspersions upon people’s lineages, seeking rain by the stars and wailing for the dead.” [Sahih Muslim (Vol. 2 pg. 644) No. 934]]

The Rasool (SAW) quieted the Sahabah down because their behavior
-was hurting him and Aisha
-to call someone a hypocrite is worse than calling them a kaafir

Allah said:

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


Slandering a pious Muslimah is one of the 7 MAJOR SINS

Abu Hurayra reported that the Prophet (SAW), said, "Avoid the seven fatal sins." They said, "Messenger of Allah, what are they?" He said, "Associating with Allah, sorcery, killing a soul which Allah has forbidden, except by legal right, consuming usury, consuming the property of an orphan, fleeing on the day of battle and slandering unthinking chaste believing women." [al-Bukhari (2766) and Muslim (89)]

26. THE SHAITAN HAS THE ABILITY TO USE ASABIYYAH TO BREAK UP THE UMMAH

-asabiyya is translated as 'clannishness' (tribalism/ racism)

One of Aisha's friends from the Ansars came to Aisha and cried w/ her in Aisha's home

...On that day I kept on weeping so much that neither did my tears stop, nor could I sleep. In the morning my parents were with me, and I had wept for two nights and a day without sleeping and with incessant tears till they thought that my liver would burst with weeping. While they were with me and I was weeping, an Ansari woman asked permission to see me. I admitted her and she sat and started weeping with me...[Sahih Bukhari, Vol 6, Book 60, Hadith #274]

-the million dollar question is: why did she come and cry w/ her?

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)]

27. WHEN YOU HURT ONE MEMBER OF THE UMMAH, YOU HURT THE WHOLE UMMAH

-do you think Shaikh (there in Jamaica) would be affected alone,
-if he was accused of slander, being a gay or pedophile
-no! Many of the ummah would be hurt by these accusations
-this is why the friend from the Ansars came to cry w/ her because she felt Aisha's pain

When Aisha was crying at home, the Rasool saw her and spoke to her
-by giving SALAAM first

Narrated By Az-Zuhri: Urwa bin Az-Zubair, Said bin Al-Musaiyab, 'Al-Qama bin Waqqas and 'Ubaidullah bin 'Abdullah related the narration of 'Aisha, the wife the Prophet, when the slanderers had said about her what they had said and Allah later declared her innocence. Each of them related a part of the narration (wherein) the Prophet said (to 'Aisha). "If you are innocent, then Allah will declare your innocence: but if you have committed a sin, then ask for Allah's Forgiveness and repent to him." 'Aisha said, "By Allah, I find no example for my case except that of Joseph's father (when he said), 'So (for me) patience is most fitting.' "Then Allah revealed the ten Verses: "Verily those who spread the slander are a gang amongst you..." (24.11) [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 6, Book 60, Hadith #212]

28. GIVE SALAAMS FIRST BEFORE SPEAKING TO SOMEONE

29. BE SLOW TO ACCUSE SOMEONE AND BE SWIFT TO FORGIVE

-Aisha told her father to tell the Rasool that she did not commit adultery
-her father refused and said he preferred not to speak
-she asked her mother and the mother said WHAT CAN I SAY TO THE RASOOL?
-because he gets revelation from Allah 'tala every day

Allah said:

So, when they despaired of him, they held a conference in private. The eldest among them said: "Know you not that your father did take an oath from you in Allah’s Name, and before this you did fail in your duty with Yusuf (Joseph)? Therefore I will not leave this land until my father permits me, or Allah decides my case (by releasing Benjamin) and He is the Best of the judges. (Yusuf 12:80)

Narrated Umm Ruman: Who was 'Aisha's mother: While I was with 'Aisha, 'Aisha got fever, whereupon the Prophet said, "Probably her fever is caused by the story related by the people (about her)." I said, "Yes." Then 'Aisha sat up and said, "My example and your example is similar to that of Jacob and his sons:--'Nay, but your minds have made up a tale. So (for me) patience is most fitting. It is Allah (alone) Whose help can be sought against that which you assert.' (Surah 12.18) (Bukhari Book #60, Hadith #213)

30. WHEN YOU'RE FACED w/ A CRISES, SEEK OUT AN AYAH FROM QUR'AN TO GUIDE and COMFORT YOU AT ALL TIMES

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

There is not a moving (living) creature on earth, nor a bird that flies with its two wings, but are communities like you. We have neglected nothing in the Book, then unto their Lord they (all) shall be gathered. (Al-An'am 6:38)

QUESTION: If You Lose Your Child, Brother, Sister Or Death In Your Family, Which Ayah Will You Use To Comfort Yourself?

Allah said:

And certainly, We shall test you with something of fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives and fruits, but give glad tidings to As-Sābirin (the patient ones, etc.). (Al-Baqarah 2:155)

Who, when afflicted with calamity, say: "Truly! To Allah we belong and truly, to Him we shall return." (Al-Baqarah 2:156)

-so when we have crises, we pray Inna lillahi wa inna illahi raji'oon

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)

Hasan al Basri used this ayah to shut up the person
-trying to indulge him in the fitna of Mu’awiya and Ali (RA)

31. NO ONE CAN CLEAR YOUR NAME EXCEPT ALLAH 'TALA

-Aisha knew no one could clear her name except Allah 'tala
-if you accuse a Muslim of being gay or not a Muslim,
-Allah 'tala will not forgive you until that person forgives you
-so if you make hajj and you haven't been forgiven,
-you're only making hajj to give it away on Judgment Day
-we are at the MERCY of the people we slander

Abu Huraira (RA) narrated the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “Whoever has wronged his brother with regard to his honour or something, let him ask him for forgiveness before the time when there will be neither dinar nor dirham, and if he has any good deeds it will be taken from him in proportion to the wrong he did, and if he does not have any good deeds (hasanaat), some of the other person's evil deeds (sayi’aat) will be taken and given to him to bear.” [Sahih Bukhari (3/129) No. 2449]

-we can't pay people off on Judgment Day w/ paper currency;
-the only currency He (SWT) accepts are PIOUS DEEDS

That Day shall a man flee from his brother, ('Abasa 80:34)

And from his mother and his father, ('Abasa 80:35)

And from his wife and his children. ('Abasa 80:36)

Everyman, that Day, will have enough to make him careless of others. ('Abasa 80:37)

Some faces that Day, will be bright (true believers of Islāmic Monotheism). ('Abasa 80:38)

On Judgment Day, we won't even want to give one Ramadan to our mother
-we will want to keep all our good deeds for ourselves

It took one month before Allah revealed Aisha's innocence

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)

Narrated 'Aisha: (when the slanderers said what they said about her): I went to my bed knowing at that time that I was innocent and that Allah would reveal my innocence, but by Allah, I never thought that Allah would reveal in my favor a revelation which would be recited, for I considered myself too unimportant to be talked about by Allah in the Divine Revelation that was to be recited. So Allah revealed the ten Verses (of Surat-an-Nur). 'Those who brought a false charge........' (24.11-20) (Bukhari, Book 93, Hadith #635)

WHY DID ALLAH 'TALA SAY THIS IS A GOOD THING, NOT A BAD THING?

-because when you're slandered in the dunya,
-the slanderer has to give you all their good deeds in the aakhira

On the authority of 'Abdullah ibn Mas'ud (RA), who said: The Messenger of Allah (SAW) narrated to us: By Allah, other than whom there is no god, verily one of you behaves like the people of Paradise until there is but an arm's length between him and it, and that which is written overtakes him and so he behaves like the people of the Hell-fire and thus he enters it; and one of you behaves like the people of Hell-fire until there is but an arm's length between him and it, and that which has been written overtakes him and so he behaves like the people of Paradise and thus he enters it. [al-Bukhari (6594) and Muslim (2643)]

-if they have no pious deeds, then they take away all your sins

Narrated Abu Musa (RA) Allah's Messenger (SAW) said: On the Day of Resurrection, my Ummah (nation) will be gathered into three groups. one sort will enter Paradise without rendering an account (of their deeds). Another sort will be reckoned an easy account and admitted into Paradise. Yet another sort will come bearing on their backs heaps of sins like great mountains. Allah will ask the angels though He knows best about them: Who are these people? They will reply: They are humble slaves of yours. He will say: Unload the sins from them and put the same over the Jews and Christians; then let the humble slaves get into Paradise by virtue of My Mercy. [Mustadrak al-Haakim (1/126) No. 193, Dhahabi mentions that this narration from Haakim is upon the conditions of al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Circumcision was banned in Germany; they want to ban halal meat in Holland,
-they banned the niqab in France

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/germanys-jews-and-muslims-outraged-as-circumcision-is-ruled-to-cause-bodily-harm-and-infringe-childs-rights-7893302.html

-but they let you have affairs and ban polygamy
-the Germans want to see how far they can push the Muslims
-but the Muslim can go to another country for the circumcision

32. THE RASOOL WAS BASHAR w/ EMOTIONS JUST LIKE US

-he cried when his son died (and said he loved 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 breath 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]

-he didn't want to see Wahshi's face again because he killed his uncle Hamza
-Aisha didn't realise she was so important as to reveal her innocence in 10 ayahs of Qur'an

33. SOMETIMES TO DELAY A MATTER IS WISE

Aisha further said: Allah's Apostle also asked Zainab bint Jaysh about my case. He said, "O Zainab! What have you seen?" She replied, "O Allah's Apostle! I protect my hearing and my sight (by refraining from telling lies). I know nothing but good (about Aisha)." Of all the wives of Allah's Apostle, it was Zainab who aspired to receive from him the same favor as I used to receive, yet, Allah saved her (from telling lies) because of her piety. But her sister, Hamna, kept on fighting on her behalf so she was destroyed as were those who invented and spread the slander. [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 6, Book 60, Hadith #274]

Aisha said that Zaynab bint Jaysh was her biggest rival among the wives of the Rasool
-but Zaynab said she knew nothing about Aisha but what is good
-look at the piety of Zaynab!
-her taqwa is what saved her
-this is why they are called THE MOTHER OF THE BELIEVERS

Women of today:
-If they are in polygamy and hypocrites slandered the co-wife,
-the wife would say I BELIEVE THEM, DIVORCE HER, SHE IS NOT GOOD
-SOME women of today wouldn't defend their co-wife

Ibn Umar (RA) narrated the Prophet (SAW) said: “The Dajjal will come to this pond in Marriqanaat (a valley in Madina). Most of the people who follow the Dajjal will be women till a man has to use rope to tie up his mother, daughter, sister and aunt out of fear that they will leave the home to follow the Dajjal. Then Allah will grant victory to the Muslims over the Dajjal so the Muslims will kill the Dajjal and his party who will be the Jews. The Jews will run behind a tree and a stone to hide from the Muslims and the tree and the stone will call out 'O Muslim a Jew is behind me so come and kill him.’" [Musnad Ahmad (2/67) No. 5353 and Tabarani in ‘al-Mu’jam al-Kabir’ (12/307) No. 13197]

34. OUR TAQWAH SAVES US FROM BEING DESTROYED AND HUMILIATED

Who Are The 3 People Who Were Flogged For The Slander?
1 MISTAH
2 HAMNA BINT JAYSH
3 HASAN IBN THAABIT

35. POLYGAMY IS NOT A WAR
-Aisha's co-wife took her side
-the women of today, SOME OF THEM, do not have taqwa

Ibn Mas’ood narrated that the Prophet (SAW) said: “Allah has decreed jealousy for women and jihad for men, so whoever bears that with patience out of faith and in the hope of reward will have a reward like that of a martyr.” [al-Tabarani in 'al-Mu’jam al-Kabir' (10/87) No. 10040]

36. DON'T INTERFERE IN THE AFFAIRS OF OTHERS
-Hamna slandered Aisha thinking she was helping her sister
-but her sister didn't see polygamy as a war

37. THE QUR'AN WAS REVEALED IN STAGES TO SOLVE PROBLEMS THAT THE PROPHET FACED and DIDN'T KNOW THE ANSWER TO TILL THE REVELATION

-the kuffaar of Makkah complained because the Qur'an was not revealed all at once

38. WHEN ALLAH LOVES US, HE (SWT) TEST US

Mus’ab ibn Sa’d reported on the authority of his father that he asked, “O Messenger of Allah, which people will face trials most?” He said, “The Prophets, then the likes, then the likes. A man is tried according to his religion. If he is firm on his religion then the trial is severe and if he is soft in observing his religions then he is tried according to his religion. Then, the trial does not remove from the slave till he walks over earth having no sin on him.” [Sunan Tirmidhi (4/601) No. 2398, Sunan Ibn Majah (5/152) No. 4023, Musnad Ahmad (1/185) No. 1607]

TESTS:
-PROPHET IBRAHIM DUMPED IN THE FIRE
-PROPHET YUSUF DUMPED IN A WELL

The Rasool (SAW) flogged his sister in law (Hamna) so no one is above the law

39. NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW IN THE ISLAMIC STATE

Ibn Kathir in al Bidayah al Nihaya, Volume 4 page 160 writes the following: "Then he (prophet) went to the people and addressed and then recited what Allah revealed in Quran, then he ordered that Mastah bin Uthatha Hasaan bin Thaabit, Hamna bint Jaysh to be punished because they were among those who spread the allegation of adultery."

Why Was Mistah Flogged?
-all he did was SMILE when Aisha was being slandered in his company
-he didn't slander her
-but he didn't defend her so he also received 80 lashes
-you can be guilty of a crime just by SMILING
-you can become a kaafir just by smiling,
-such as if someone slanders the Rasool (pbuh) and you smile (you become a kaafir then)

Narrated By Uqbah ibn Amir: The Prophet (SAW) said: "He who sees something which should be kept hidden and conceals it will be like one who has brought to life a girl buried alive." [Abu Dawood (4/273, No. 4891), al-Hakim (4/426, No. 8162), al-Bayhaqi (8/331, No. 17387), Sunan Kubra Nasa'i (4/307, No. 7281), At-Tabarani (17/319, No. 883)]

WHY WASN'T THE MUNAFIQH WHO STARTED THE SLANDER FLOGGED?

WHY WERE ONLY THE MUSLIMS FLOGGED?

He flogged the Muslims so they would be purified on Judgment Day
-and won’t be asked about the IFK on this day
-but it's impossible to purify a munafiq, so no need to flog them

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

Narrated By Az-Zuhri: I heard 'Urwa bin Az-Zubair, Said bin Al-Musaiyab, 'Alqama bin Waqqas and 'Ubaidullah bin 'Abdullah bin 'Uqba relating from 'Aisha, the wife of the Prophet the narration of the people (i.e. the liars) who spread the slander against her and they said what they said, and how Allah revealed her innocence. Each of them related to me a portion of that narration. (They said that 'Aisha said), ''Then Allah revealed the ten Verses starting with: 'Verily! Those who spread the slander...' (24.11-21) All these verses were in proof of my innocence. Abu Bakr As-Siddiq who used to provide for Mistah some financial aid because of his relation to him, said, "By Allah, I will never give anything (in charity) to Mistah, after what he has said about 'Aisha" Then Allah revealed: 'And let not those among you who are good and are wealthy swear not to give (any sort of help) to their kins men...' (24.22) On that, Abu Bakr said, "Yes, by Allah, I like that Allah should forgive me." and then resumed giving Mistah the aid he used to give him and said, "By Allah! I will never withhold it from him." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 8, Book 78, Hadith #670]

Mistah was a cousin of Abu Bakr and he was poor
-so Abu Bakr supported him financially
-after the slander he refused to give him anymore financial help
-but Allah said in 24:22 not to withhold help to the kinsmen

And let not those among you who are blessed with graces and wealth swear not to give (any sort of help) to their kinsmen, Al-Masākīn (the poor), and those who left their homes for Allah’s Cause. Let them pardon and forgive. Do you not love that Allah should forgive you? And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (An-Nur 24:22)

-we're to pardon and forgive
-then Abu Bakr forgave Mistah because he wanted Allah 'tala to also forgive him

40. WHEN SOMEONE IS DOWN, DO NOT KICK THEM; GIVE THEM A HAND TO PULL THEM UP

41. WHEN YOU BORROW SOMETHING, MAKE SURE YOU GIVE IT BACK

Verily! Allah commands that you should render back the trusts to those, to whom they are due; and that when you judge between men, you judge with justice. Verily, how excellent is the teaching which He (Allah) gives you! Truly, Allah is Ever All Hearer, All Seer. (An-Nisa 4:58)

Anas Ibn Malik (RA) narrated the Messenger of Allah (SAW) has never preached us without saying: "There is no faith for the one who has no amanah (trust) and no religion for the one who does not keep his promises." [Musnad Ahmad (3/135) No. 12406, al-Sunan al-Kubra al-Bayhaqi (9/387) No. 18851]