Tuesday, September 25, 2012

-352- Tafseer Surah TaHa (Part 1)

by Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
07.01.2012 (Evening Dars)

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بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ

- all the Surah's that start with letters, they are revealed in Makkah,
- except for Surah Baqarah
- a surah like i.e. Surah Maryam, has 5 letters to begin with
- you know this Surah was revealed in Makkah



Ta Ha. (Ta-Ha 20:1)

- this Surah is important to the Muslims
- because it penetrated the heart of Umar bin al-Khattab (RA) and he embraced Islam
- Allah said, 'TaHa'- no one knows the meaning to TaHa, except Allah


مَا أَنْزَلْنَا عَلَيْكَ الْقُرْآنَ لِتَشْقَى

We have not sent down the Qur'an unto you (O Muhammad SAW) to cause you distress, (Ta-Ha 20:2)

When Allah revealed the Holy Qur'an to Muhammad (SAW) he and his companions put it into practice. So the pagans of Makkah said: 'Allah revealed this Qur'an to Muhammad only to cause him distress.' Thus Allah revealed: TaHa, We did not reveal the Holy Qur'an to you O Muhammad to cause you any distress. (20:1-2) [Tafseer Ibn Katheer (5/272)]

- when you study tafseer there is a chapter called, 'Asbab al-Nazul'
- the kaafirs of Makkah said
- that this Qur’an was only revealed to Muhammad to cause him distress
- on many occasions Allah told us He did not reveal the Qur’an for distress
- and on many occasions Allah told us He wants ease for us
- Allah said:

...Allah intends for you ease, and He does not want to make things difficult for you...(Al-Baqarah 2:185)

- Now even this ayah is talking about fasting in Ramadan
- do not make Ramadan a burden on you
- if you cannot fast, do not fast and make it up
- e.g. if you are pregnant do not fast and feed the poor

`Ata' said, "One should break the fast on account of illness, whatever it may be, as Allah has said (in Al-Baqarah 2:184)." And Hasan and Ibrahim said, "concerning the woman who gives suck and the one with child, when they fear about themselves or their child, they should break the fast, then fast on other days. And as to the very old man when he cannot bear fasting. Anas, after he became old, fed one who was needy, for a year or two daily with bread and meat, and broke the fast." [Sahih Bukhari (6/25)]

That they have to feed the poor only, and do not have to make up the fasts. Among the Sahabah, this was the view of Abdullah Ibn Abbas (RA). Ibn Qudamah also narrated this in al-Mughni (3/150) from Ibn 'Umar (RA). Abu Dawood (2318) narrated from Ibn Abbas (RA) and Ali (RA) that this phrase; 'those who can fast with difficulty [Surah al-Baqarah (2):184] was a concession granted to old men and old women who find it difficult to fast, allowing them not to fast and to feed one poor person for each day instead, and the same for pregnant and breastfeeding women if they are afraid. Abu Dawood said, i.e., for their children they may not fast and may feed (the poor) instead.' Al-Nawawi said, 'its isnad is hasan.' This was also narrated by al-Bazzar who added at the end, 'Ibn Abbas used to say to a concubine of his who was pregnant: You are like one who cannot fast, so you have to pay the Fidya but you do not have to make up the fasts. Al-Daraqutni classed its isnad as saheeh, as stated by al-Hafiz in al-Talkhees

- Allah also said: 4:29

...And do not kill yourselves (nor kill one another). Surely, Allah is Most Merciful to you. (An-Nisa 4:29)

- this is another Qur’anic verse to prove to us Allah does not want any difficulties for us

- Allah also said in 5:6

...Allah does not want to place you in difficulty, but He wants to purify you, and to complete His Favour on you that you may be thankful. (Al-Ma'idah 5:6)

- so when you make the deen a burden on you, this is not piety, this is stupidity
- Allah said, we did not send this Qur’an to cause you distress
- Muhammad (SAW) sent Mu'adh ibn Jabal (RA) to Yemen
- and said do not make it hard for them

On the authority of Anas bin Malik: The Prophet said, "Facilitate things to people (concerning religious matters), and do not make it hard for them and give them good tidings and do not make them run away (from Islam)." [al-Bukhari (6125) and Muslim (1734)]

- Aisha (RA) also said, when the prophet (SAW) had a choice to do something
- he would always choose the easiest option as long it is halaal

'Aisha (RA) reported: "Whenever the Prophet (SAW) was given a choice between two matters, he would (always) choose the easier as long as it was not sinful to do so; but if it was sinful he was most strict in avoiding it. He never took revenge upon anybody for his own sake; but when Allah's Legal Bindings were outraged, he would take revenge for Allah's sake." [al-Bukhari (3560) and Muslim (2327)]

- some people show off, with fast cars, and money, and knowledge
- some people are poor, and show off with piety
- because they do not have money to show off with
- Allah said in 2:185, Allah wants for you ease
- why do you not take the middle path?
- the people who are extremist and do not take the middle path in deen
- usually apostate

On the authority of 'Abdullah bin 'Amr bin Al-'As: The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, "O 'Abdullah! I have been formed that you fast all the day and stand in prayer all night?" I said, "Yes, O Messenger of Allah!" He said, "Do not do that! Observe the fast sometimes and also leave them (the fast) at other times; stand up for the prayer at night and also sleep at night. Your body has a right over you, your eyes have a right over you and your wife has a right over you." [al-Bukhari (5199) and Muslim (1159)]

- Abdullah Ibn Amr used to fast all day and pray all night
- the prophet (SAW) do not do that because he was neglecting his wife
- extremism in deen is not piety, but is stupidity
- the people who do this want to show off with their extremism in deen
- even though Allah said, We have not sent this Qur’an to cause you distress


إِلَّا تَذْكِرَةً لِمَنْ يَخْشَى

But only as a Reminder to those who fear (Allah). (Ta-Ha 20:3)


تَنْزِيلًا مِمَّنْ خَلَقَ الْأَرْضَ وَالسَّمَاوَاتِ الْعُلَى

A revelation from Him (Allah) Who has created the earth and high heavens. (Ta-Ha 20:4)

- this is a Surah that penetrated the heart of Umar and caused him to embrace Islam
- Umar left his house with his sword in his hand
- and said he wanted to chop the head off, of Muhammad (SAW)
- the Qur’anic teacher that was teaching Umars sister ran, when he heard Umar
- and this is the Surah they were reciting, Surah TaHa
- Umar felt embarrassed that he hit his sister
- and then he asked her to show him what she was reading
- when Umar took his Shahadah the Sahabas, chanted 'Allahu Akbar'
- because the Sahabas knew that Allah answered the dua of Muhammad (SAW)

Abu Nu‘aym narrated in ad-Dala’il al-Nubuwwa and Ibn ‘Asakir that Ibn ‘Abbas (RA), said: I asked ‘Umar (RA), ‘For what reason were you called Al-Faruq?’ He said, ‘Hamzah accepted Islam three days before me. I went to the mosque, and Abu Jahl hurried up to abuse the Prophet (SAW), and Hamzah was told about it. He took his bow and came to the mosque up to the circle of Quraysh in which Abu Jahl was. He leant upon his bow facing Abu Jahl and looked at him, and Abu Jahl recognised the mischief in his face, and said, “What is wrong with you, Abu ‘Umarah?” He raised his bow and with it struck one of the veins in his neck, cutting it so that blood flowed. Quraysh rectified that from fear of mischief and trouble.’ He said, ‘The Messenger of Allah (SAW), was concealed in the house of al-Arqam al-Makhzumi so Hamzah went off and accepted Islam. I went out three days after him and there was so-and-so son of so-and-so al-Makhzumi, and I said to him, “Do you yearn to get out of the deen of your ancestors and follow the deen of Muhammad?” He said, “If I did, then one who has much greater right upon you has also done it.” I said, “Who is he?” He said, “Your sister and your brother in-law.” I went off, found the door locked and heard the murmur of lowered voices. Then the door was opened for me. I entered and said, “What is this I hear with you?” They said, “You didn’t hear anything,” and the conversation continued between us until I took hold of my brother in-law’s head and hit him, making him bleed. My sister stood up to me and took hold of my head and said, “That has happened despite you.” I was ashamed when I saw the blood, so I sat down and said, “Show me this writing.” My sister said, “No-one touches it except for the purified. If you are truthful then get up and bathe yourself.” I got up and bathed myself, then I returned and sat down. They brought me a page in which was, “In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate.” I said, “Wholesome and pure names!” “Taha. We have not revealed the Qur’an to you for you to grieve, …” up to His words, “… His are the most beautiful names.” (Qur’an 20: 1-8). It became a great matter in my heart and I said, “From this Quraysh have fled!” I accepted Islam and said, “Where is the Messenger of Allah (SAW)?” She said, “He is in the house of al-Arqam.” I went to the house and knocked on the door. The people gathered and Hamzah said to them, “What is wrong with you.” They said, “‘Umar.” He said, “And if it is ‘Umar? Open the door for him. If he has accepted, then we will accept that from him, and if he turns his back, we will kill him.” The Messenger of Allah (SAW), heard that and came out. I pronounced the Shahadah and the people of the house said, “Allahu Akbar!” in such a way that the people of Makkah heard it. I said, “Messenger of Allah, are we not upon the truth?” He said, “Of course.” I said, “Why do we conceal it?” We went out in two ranks, in one of which I was and in the other Hamzah, until we entered the mosque, and Quraysh looked at me and at Hamzah. There came upon them gloom and depression the like of which had never before come upon them. The Messenger of Allah (SAW), named me on that day “al-Faruq” because Islam had been shown openly and a separation made between the truth and falsehood.’

- when Umar embraced Islam
- he asked the prophet (SAW), is this not the truth? why are we in secret
- after Umar accepted Islam the Muslims went out publicly, in regards to praying Salah
- when the Muslims migrated, they migrated in secret and two by two, except Umar
- he went to Quraysh and said he will be migrating to Yathrib (Now known as Medina)
- no one stood up to Umar when he was going to migrate

Ibn ‘Asakir narrated that ‘Ali said: I don’t know of anyone who didn’t emigrate in secret except for ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab; because when he wanted to emigrate he strapped on his sword, put his bow over his shoulder, carried his arrows in his hand, and came to the Ka‘bah where the nobles of Quraysh were in the courtyard. He performed seven circuits, and then prayed two raka‘at at the Station (of Ibrahim). Then he approached their circle one step at a time and said, “What ugly faces! Whoever wishes to bereave his mother, orphan his children and widow his wife then let him meet me behind this valley.” Not one of them followed him.

- the prophet (SAW) said:

Uqbah ibn Aamir (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, “If there were to be a Prophet after me then he would be Umar ibn Al-Khattab.” [Musnad Ahmad (4/154) No. 17441, Sunan Tirmidhi (5/619) No. 3686, Mustadrak al-Haakim (3/92) No. 4495]



On the authority of Ibn Umar reported Umar as saying: “My Lord concurred with (my judgments) on three occasions. In case of the Station of Ibrahim, in case of the observance of veil and in case of the prisoners of Badr.” [Sahih Muslim (4/1865) No. 2399]



...The Muslims that day (i. e. the day of the Battle of Badr) killed seventy persons and captured seventy. The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said to Abu Bakr and 'Umar (Allah be pleased with them): What is your opinion about these captives? Abu Bakr said: They are our kith and kin. I think you should release them after getting from them a ransom. This will be a source of strength to us against the infidels. It is quite possible that Allah may guide them to Islam. Then the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: What is your opinion. Ibn Khattab? He said: Messenger of Allah. I do not hold the same opinion as Abu Bakr. I am of the opinion that you should hand them over to us so that we may cut off their heads. Hand over 'Aqil to 'Ali that he may cut off his head, and hand over such and such relative to me that I may but off his head. They are leaders of the disbelievers and veterans among them. The Messenger of Allah (SAW) approved the opinion of Abu Bakr and did not approve what I said The next day when I came to the Messenger of Allah (SAW), I found that both he and Abu Bakr were sitting shedding tears. I said: Messenger of Allah, why are you and your Companion shedding tears? Tell me the reason. For I will weep also, if not, I will at least pretend to weep in sympathy with you. The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: I weep for what has happened to your companions for taking ransom (from the prisoners). I was shown the torture to which they were subjected. It was brought to me as close as this tree. (He pointed to a tree close to him.) Then Allah revealed the verse: "It is not befitting for a prophet that he should take prisoners until the force of the disbelievers has been crushed..." to the end of the verse:" so eat ye the spoils of war, (it is) lawful and pure. So Allah made booty lawful for them." [Sahih Muslim (3/1383-1385) No. 1763]

- Allah revealed this ayah (8:67) to correct the prophet (SAW)

It is not for a Prophet that he should have prisoners of war (and free them with ransom) until he had made a great slaughter (among his enemies) in the land. You desire the good of this world (i.e. the money of ransom for freeing the captives), but Allāh desires (for you) the Hereafter. And Allāh is All-Mighty, All-Wise. (Al-Anfal 8:67)

4. 66:5
- the Prophet was angry with some of his wives
- Umar told them stop what they are doing
- or Allah may give His Messenger better women

Narrated By 'Umar: The wives of the Prophet out of their jealousy, backed each other against the Prophet, so I said to them, "It may be, if he divorced you all, that Allah will give him, instead of you wives better than you." So this Verse was revealed. (66:5) [Sahih Bukhari (6/158) No. 4916]

It may be if he divorced you (all) that his Lord will give him instead of you, wives better than you, Muslims (who submit to Allah), believers, obedient to Allah, turning to Allah in repentance, worshipping Allah sincerely, fasting or emigrants (for Allah's sake), previously married and virgins. (At-Tahrim 66:5)

On the authority of Anas Ibn Malik that `Umar bin Al-Khattab (RA) said: "My Lord agreed with me in three things: (1) I said, "O Messenger of Allah, I wish we took the station of Abraham as our praying place (for some of our prayers). So came the Divine Inspiration: ...And take you (people) the Maqam (place) of Ibrahim (Abraham) [or the stone on which Ibrahim (Abraham) stood while he was building the Ka'bah] as a place of prayer (for some of your prayers, e.g. two Rak'at after the Tawaf of the Ka'bah at Makkah)... (Al-Baqarah 2:125). (2) And as regards the (verse of) the veiling of the women, I said, 'O Messenger of Allah! I wish you ordered your wives to cover themselves from the men because good and bad ones talk to them.' So the verse of the veiling of the women was revealed. (3) Once the wives of the Prophet made a united front against the Prophet and I said to them, 'It may be if he (the Prophet) divorced you, (all) that his Lord (Allah) will give him instead of you wives better than you.' So this verse (the same as I had said) was revealed." (At-Tahrim 66:5). [Sahih Bukhari (1/89) No. 402]


Ibn Umar (RA) narrated: Abdullah son of Abdullah ibn Ubayy came to Allah’s Messenger (SAW) when his father died, and said, ‘Give me your shirt that I may shroud him in it, and offer his funeral Salah and seek forgiveness for him.” So, he gave him his shirt and said, “When you are over (with preparations), call me.” When he intended to offer the Salah, Umar pulled him, saying, “Has not Allah forbidden us to pray over the hypocrites?” He said, “I am between two options either to seek forgiveness for them or not to seek forgiveness for them”, and he offered Salah over him. So Allah revealed. "And never offer a prayer on any one of them who dies, and do not stand by his grave." (At-Tawbah 9:84) [al-Bukhari (1269) and Muslim (2774)]

And never (O Muhammad SAW) pray (funeral prayer) for any of them (hypocrites) who dies, nor stand at his grave. Certainly they disbelieved in Allah and His Messenger, and died while they were Fasiqun (rebellious, - disobedient to Allah and His Messenger SAW). (At-Tawbah 9:84)

Abdullah Ibn Ubayy was the king of Madina
- and when the prophet (SAW) came to Madina he lost his kingship
- he had a vendetta against the prophet (SAW)
- when you slander ones wife, you insult their husband
- so Abdullah Ibn Ubayy was fanning the flame of the fitna (regarding the slander of Aisha)
- so this is why Umar said do not pray over him, Allah then revealed 9:84
- the rasool (SAW) said if there was a prophet after him, it would be Umar

- so therefore you cannot pray janazah over a Goofy Sufi
- that believes Allah is everywhere
- also you cannot go to the janazah of the Saudi Salafis
- that belittle the mujahideen, who mock them, and call them names



- you cannot go to the janazah of the Parvezi's either
- you cannot go to the janazah of any Tom, Dick and Harry

Those who believe, fight in the Cause of Allāh, and those who disbelieve, fight in the cause of Tāghût (Satan, etc.). So fight you against the friends of Shaitān (Satan); Ever feeble indeed is the plot of Shaitān (Satan). (An-Nisa 4:76)

- are you going to go to the janazah of a 'Muslim' who fought in the armies of the kuffaar?

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]

How many of you can keep secrets?
- Hudhayfah Ibn Yamman, was known as 'the keeper of secrets'
- Hudhayfah Ibn Yamman knew the names of the hypocrites
- if Hudhayfah got dressed to go to a janazah, Umar would go

- the prophet (SAW) said one of the sign of the last hour
- is that the amaana is going to go off the chest of man

Hudhayfah (RA) narrated: Allah’s Messenger (SAW) related to us two ahadith one of which I have seen take place and I await the other to happen. He said to us, “Faith came down deep into the roots of men’s hearts. Then the Qur’an descended, so they learnt from the Qur’an and they learnt from the Sunnah (the right of faith).” After that he told us about withdrawal of trust (faith). He said, “A man will sleep and faith will be withdrawn from his heart leaving its mark like a speckle. He will sleep again and faith will be withdrawn leaving a mark like if a live coal dropped on your foot causing a water blister with nothing in it.” Then, he picked up a pebble and dropped it on his foot. He said, “People will transact business with each other but there would hardly be one who honours his commitment, so that it would be said that among such-and-such tribe there is a man worth trusting, and a man will be praised as wise, very good and firm, though he will not have in his heart even so much faith as a grain of mustard seed.” Indeed I had gone through the times when I bought and sold without hesitation. If a Muslim had to pay me my right then he came there himself to hand it over to me. If right he was a Jew or Christian, their chiefs got for me my rights. But, now-a-days, I do not deal with anyone though so-and-so and so-and-so do make transactions. [al-Bukhari (6497) and Muslim (143)]


الرَّحْمَنُ عَلَى الْعَرْشِ اسْتَوَى

The Most Beneficent (Allah) Istawa (rose over) the (Mighty) Throne (in a manner that suits His Majesty). (Ta-Ha 20:5)

The Goofy Sufis, will tell you the word, 'Arsh' in this ayah means Glory
- it is not a concrete noun
- a car is a concrete noun, you can see and touch it
- love is an abstract noun, you can just feel it
- Allah said:

And the angels will be on its sides, and eight angels will, that Day, bear the Throne of your Lord above them. (Al-Haqqah 69:17)

- if Allah’s Throne means His Glory, why will eight angels carry Allah’s Throne?
- the rasool (SAW) said:

Miqdam ibn Ma’dikarib (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, “There are with Allah six blessings for the martyr. (1) He is forgiven with the first drop of blood. (2) He is shown his abode in paradise. (3) He is preserved from the torment of the grave and is safe from the great fear on the Day of Resurrection. (4) A crown of honour ingrained with pearl is placed on his head, which is better than the world and what it contains. (5) He is married to seventy-two maidens (huris) of paradise. His intercession for his seventy relatives is accepted.” [Sunan Tirmidhi (4/187-188) No. 1663, Musnad Ahmad (4/131) No. 17221, Sunan Ibn Majah (4/82) No. 2799]

The rasool (SAW) also said:

Narrated Abu Said: The Prophet said, 'People will be struck unconscious on the Day of Resurrection and I will be the first to regain consciousness, and behold! There I will see Moses holding one of the pillars of Allah's Throne. I will wonder whether he has become conscious before me of he has been exempted, because of his unconsciousness at the Tur (mountain) which he received (on the earth)." [Sahih Bukhari (4/153) No. 3398]

- if Allah's Throne means His Glory, then why does the hadith say
- Musa will be holding one of the pillars of Allah’s Throne? they will tell you:
- ‘there is no Throne because Throne is an abstract noun and not an concrete noun
- these people call themselves Malaki and Hanafi
- in life you will meet people that claim they are something that they are not
- why do the Christians follow Jesus, when they support Paul and refuse to be circumcised

Ja'far Ibn Abdullah narrated: We were with Malik Ibn Anas when a man came to him and said: “O Abu Abdullah (Allah said) 'Ar-Rahman upon the Throne Istawa' (20:5), how was His Istiwa? Imam Malik inclined his head and was silent until the sweat of fever covered his brow, then he looked up and said: "Istiwa is not unknown, the Kayf (how) is uncomprehendable, believing in it is wajib (obligatory), and asking about it is bid'ah (innovation), and I do not think that you are anything but an innovator." Then he ordered that the man be expelled. [Abu-Naeem Al-Asbahani in 'Hilyatul-Awliya wa Tabaqat Al-Asfiya' (Vol. 6, pg. 325-326)]

- and someone might say they follow imam Malik
- but yet they do not follow that Allah is above the Arsh and Sits on His Throne
- another man says he follows Abu Hanifa
- you think we are imbeciles? (imbecile = someone stupid)

Abu Haneefah (rh) said, when asked of his opinion of the one who says, ‘I do not know whether Allah is above the heavens or on the earth.’ - “He has disbelieved, because Allah says, “The Most Merciful rose above the Throne,” and His Throne is above His seven heavens.’ He was then asked, ‘what if he said that Allah is above His Throne but he does not know whether the Throne is in the heavens or on the earth?’ He said, ‘He has disbelieved, because He has denied that He is above the heavens, And whosoever denied that He is above the heavens has disbelieved.” (‘Sharh Usul I'tiqaad Ahlus Sunnah’ of al-Laalikaaee (d.414AH), ‘al-Uluww’ of adh-Dhahabee, also ‘Sharh Aqueedah at-Tahaawiyyah’ of ibn Abee al-Izz al-Hanafee)

- Abu Hanifa used to make takfeer on people like you
- how dare you call yourself a Hanafi with that dodgy aqeedah
- imam Malik said it is waajib to believe that Allah is above the Arsh
- this is known by necessity in Islam

'Amra, daughter of Abd al-Rahmin, reported: I heard 'Aisha, the wife of the Apostle of Allah (SAW), say: "If the Messenger of Allah (SAW) had seen what new things the women have introduced (in their way of life) he would have definitely prevented them from going to the mosque, as the women of Bani Isra'il were prevented." [Sahih Muslim (1/328) No. 445]

- this hadith about Aisha talking about if the prophet was alive;
- this hadith was used on Shaikh Faisal in Africa
- to say why they do not allow women in the masjids
- but the prophet (SAW) did not prevent women going to the masjids

Narrated By Salim bin 'Abdullah: My father said, "The Prophet said, 'If the wife of any one of you asks permission (to go to the mosque) do not forbid her." [al-Bukhari (5238) and Muslim (442)]

- so you the hanafi, who prevent women going to the masjids
- you cling onto the hadith about Aisha talking about the masjid
- then why do you not follow the aqeedah of Zaynab bin Jash?
- is she not the mother of the believers also like Aisha?

... Zainab used to boast before the wives of the Prophet and used to say, "You were given in marriage by your families, while I was married (to the Prophet) by Allah from over seven Heavens." And Thabit recited, "The Verse: 'But (O Muhammad) you did hide in your heart that which Allah was about to make manifest, you did fear the people,' (33.37) was revealed in connection with Zainab and Zaid bin Haritha." [Sahih Bukhari (9/125) No. 7421]

- why do you not believe in the hadith of Zaynab bin Jash, when she talks about
- 'while I was married (to the Prophet) by Allah from over seven Heavens'.
- why do you pick and choose? this is hypocrisy of the highest order

it is narrated that the companion Mu`awiyah ibn al-Hakam, (RA) slapped his servant girl who used to tend his sheep, and as a result went to the Prophet (SAWS) and asked what should be done as an atonement for having slapped her. The Prophet replied, "Bring her to me" so Mu`awiyah brought her to the Prophet. The Prophet then asked her, "Where is Allah?" and she replied "Above the Sky" then the Prophet asked her, "Who am I?" and she replied, "You are Allah’s Messenger", so the Prophet said, "Free her, for verily she is a true believer." [Sahih Muslim (1/381) No. 537]

- Mu'awiyah (not the caliph)
- his sheep got attacked and he slapped his slave girl who used to tend to his sheep
- the prophet (saw) quizzed her about Islam
- and she passed by the prophet (SAW) to be a believer and she had to be set free
- the Sufis would have said that the prophet was wrong to set her free
- ‘because Allah is not above the 'Arsh’

- the whole purpose of practising sufi'ism is to promote wahdatul wujood (unionism)


- they break dance in the masjid and get high...
- if they believed Allah was above the 'arsh, unionism would not take place
- so to promote wahdatul wujood, they say Allah is not above the Arsh
- the Tablighi Jammat, they say ibn Arabi 'rahimullah' this man was a scholar
- the man who started the Ashaa'iree movement was a scholar
- not every scholar is sincere
- but because you practise hero worshipping you fall into this

Abu Dhar said, "I was with the Prophet (SAW) one day and I heard him saying: "There is something I fear for my Ummah than the Dajjal." It was then that I became afraid, so I said: "Oh Rasool Allah! Which thing is that?" He (SAW) said; "Misguided and astray scholars." [Musnad Ahmad (5/145) No. 21334 and 21335]

- the prophet (SAW) said, there is something I fear for my Ummah than the Dajjal
- "It was then that I became afraid, so I said: " Oh Rasool Allah! Which thing is that?"
- he (SAW) said; "Misguided and astray scholars"...
- why is it that the Tablighi Jammah, when they talk about Ibn Arabi, they say 'rahimullah'?
- the higher you go in the ranks, the elders need to be respected
- ibn Arabi, introduced wahdatul wujood
- the prophet (SAW) if you give help to a bidatti, you are helping to destroy Islam

Aisha narrated the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "Those who give respect to a bid'ati (innovator in Religion) surely will be counted as a helper of destroying Islam." [al-Tabarani in 'al-Mu’jam al-Awsat' (7/35) No. 6772 and al-Bayhaqi in 'Shu'ab al-Emaan' (12/57) No. 9018]

- why do you give a biddati honour and respect?


لَهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَا وَمَا تَحْتَ الثَّرَى

To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and all that is on the earth, and all that is between them, and all that is under the soil. (Ta-Ha 20:6)

- we have 7 heavens, 7 hells, 7 earths
- and when Allah says 'He knows what is under the soil
- it means He knows what is, under the earth'


وَإِنْ تَجْهَرْ بِالْقَوْلِ فَإِنَّهُ يَعْلَمُ السِّرَّ وَأَخْفَى

And if you (O Muhammad SAW) speak (the invocation) aloud, then verily, He knows the secret and that which is yet more hidden. (Ta-Ha 20:7)


اللَّهُ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا هُوَ لَهُ الْأَسْمَاءُ الْحُسْنَى

Allāh! Lā ilāhla illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He)! To Him belong the Best Names. (Ta-Ha 20:8)

- ayah 8, unto Allah belongs the best names
- did you know that 'ALLAH' is a Name? His Name is not God
- Muslims get offended when you say 'God'
- the kaafirs of the West, when something happens, they say, 'OH MY F'ing GOD'
- from GOD you can make so many names; such as, goddess, gods and such..
- the word God can be abused, but the word Allah cannot be abused
- Allah has the Most Beautiful Names
- you must describe Allah with His Beautiful Names
- you must also believe in them, without questioning them
- why did the man get kicked out of the study circle of imam Malik?
- because of one word, he asked 'HOW'

'Abdur-Rahmaan Ibn Muhammad Ibn Habeeb Ibn Abee Habeeb on the authority of his father, on the authority of his grandfather [who] said: I witnessed Khaalid Ibn 'Abdullah Al-Qasree - and he addressed them at Waasit - "Oh People, make sacrifice, may Allah accept it from you. Verily I am sacrificing Al-Ja'd Ibn Dirham, for indeed he claims that Allah did not take Ibrahim as a khaleel (close friend), and [that] He did not speak to Moosa. Most Perfect is He and exalted is He from what Al-Ja'd says." Then he descended and slaughtered him. I say: And the Jahmiyyah and Mu'tazilah speak with this, and they distort the text of the revelation regarding that, and they claim that the Lord is purified of that (i.e. having spoken to Moses and taken Ibrahim as a khalil). [Mukhtasar al-Uluww of adh-Dhahabi, (p.134)]

- you cannot believe that Allah has a body; you say Allah has a Person
- those who make Allah similar to man, this is committing shirk
- because Allah says:

…There is nothing like unto Him, and He is the All-Hearer, the All-Seer. (Ash-Shura 42:11)

- there are people who have a problem with Allah’s Names and Attributes
- as a believer when you read Allah’s name in the Qur’an
- you read it, believe it and leave it
- this is the behaviour you should have towards Allah’s Names and Attributes

And when you (Muhammad SAW) see those who engage in a false conversation about Our Verses (of the Qur'an) by mocking at them, stay away from them till they turn to another topic. And if Shaitan (Satan) causes you to forget, then after the remembrance sit not you in the company of those people who are the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong doers, etc.). (Al-An'am 6:68)

- do not be like the Ashaa'iraa who put a spin on Allah's Names and Attributes
- Allah says:
- when you read surah 38:75

(Allah) said: "O Iblis (Satan)! What prevents you from prostrating yourself to one whom I have created with Both My Hands. Are you too proud (to fall prostrate to Adam) or are you one of the highly exalted?" (Sad 38:75)

- Sheikhs question to you, how do you treat this ayah?
- this ayah, you should read it, believe it and leave it, do not put a spin on it
- do not be like the Mu’tazilites and Ashaa'ires
- who says Allah's Two Hands mean Two Powers?


Mujahid narrated Abdullah ibn Umar (RA) said: “Allah created four things with His Hand; 1. The Throne 2. The Pen 3. Aadam and 4. The paradise of ‘Adn. He then said to the rest of the creation ‘Kun’ [Be] and it was.” [Adh Dhahabi in ‘Mukhtasar al-‘Uluw’ (p105), Abu al-Shaikh al-Asbahani in 'al-‘Adhuma' (5/1555), Tafsir al-Tabari (21/239), ‘The chain is authentic according to the conditions of Muslim.’]

- when Allah revealed surah 38:75,
- "O Iblis (Satan)! What prevents you from prostrating yourself to one whom I have created with Both My Hands"
- which Sahabah said to the prophet (SAW); what is the meaning of Allah Hands?
- when the Muslims became weak in Iman they start to tamper with the ayah
- it is compulsory on us to believe that Allah has Two Hands
- but IT DOES not resemble hands like ours
- Two Hands means His 'Two Powers' according to the Ashaa'ires and Mu’tazilites
- who told you Allah ONLY HAD TWO Powers?
- Allah said in Surah ikhlaas

Say (O Muhammad (Peace be upon him)): "He is Allāh, (the) One. (Al-Ikhlas 112:1)

Allāh-us-Samad (The Self-Sufficient Master, Whom all creatures need, He neither eats nor drinks). (Al-Ikhlas 112:2)

"He begets not, nor was He begotten; (Al-Ikhlas 112:3)

"And there is none co-equal or comparable unto Him." (Al-Ikhlas 112:4)

- this surah is similar to the ayah