Sunday, October 21, 2012

-365- Diseases of the Heart - Shirk

by Shaikh Abdullah Faisal


Edited and Formatted by AT21 and AT10


Diseases of the heart are a burden
-they turn us into sinful people and kaafirs and apostates and heretics

Have We not opened your breast for you (O Muhammad (Peace be upon him))? (Ash-Sharh 94:1) And removed from you your burden, (Ash-Sharh 94:2)

Which weighed down your back? (Ash-Sharh 94:3) And raised high your fame? (Ash-Sharh 94:4)

He who swears allegiance to a Caliph should give him the pledge of his hand and the sincerity of his heart (i.e. submit to him both outwardly as well as inwardly). He should obey him to the best of his capacity. If another man comes forward (as a claimant to Caliphate), disputing his authority, they (the Muslims) should behead the latter. [Sahih Muslim, Book 20, Hadith #4546]

There is a lump of flesh in the body, the nature of which is that when it is sound, the entire body is sound, and when it is corrupt, the entire body is corrupt - it is the heart.'" [al-Bukhari (52) and Muslim (1599)]

On the authority of Abu Huraira: "Verily Allah does not look to your bodies nor to your faces but He looks to your hearts," and he pointed towards the heart with his fingers. [Sahih Muslim, Book 32, Hadith #6220]

SHIRK - to have love in our heart for false deities
-some of you love the graves or Buddha
-the grave is a false deity


And of mankind are some who take (for worship) others besides Allāh as rivals (to Allāh). They love them as they love Allāh. But those who believe, love Allāh more (than anything else). If only, those who do wrong could see, when they will see the torment, that all power belongs to Allāh and that Allāh is Severe in punishment. (Al-Baqarah 2:165)


-the shirk of fear is when we fear something more than we fear Allah 'tala
-wicked scholars fear persecution more than Allah 'tala

It was narrated from Abu Sa'eed that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "No one of you should belittle himself." They said: "O Messenger of Allah, how could anyone of us belittle himself?" He said: "If he sees something concerning which he should speak out for the sake of Allah but does not say anything. Allah will say to him on the Day of resurrection: "What prevented you from speaking concerning such and such?" He will say: "Fear of the people." (Allah) will say: "Rather you should have feared Me." [Sunan Ibn Majah (Arabic/English), Vol 5, pg215, Hadith #4008]

Had We sent down this Qur'ān on a mountain, you would surely have seen it humbling itself and rending asunder by the fear of Allāh. Such are the parables which We put forward to mankind that they may reflect. (Al-Hashr 59:21)

-if you're living where you can't speak out, go live like a hermit and don't cement the thrones of the apostate leaders

By the heaven, holding the big stars. (Al-Buruj 85:1)

And by the Promised Day (i.e. the Day of Resurrection); (Al-Buruj 85:2)

And by the witnessing day (i.e. Friday), and by the witnessed day [i.e. the day of 'Arafāt (Hajj) the ninth of Dhul-Hījjah]; (Al-Buruj 85:3)

Cursed were the people of the ditch (the story of the Boy and the King). (Al-Buruj 85:4)

Fire supplied (abundantly) with fuel, (Al-Buruj 85:5)

When they sat by it (fire), (Al-Buruj 85:6)

And they witnessed what they were doing against the believers (i.e. burning them). (Al-Buruj 85:7)

They had nothing against them, except that they believed in Allāh, the All-Mighty, Worthy of all Praise! (Al-Buruj 85:8)

Who, to Whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth! And Allāh is Witness over everything. (Al-Buruj 85:9)

Verily, those who put into trial the believing men and believing women (by torturing them and burning them), and then do not turn in repentance, (to Allāh), will have the torment of Hell, and they will have the punishment of the burning Fire. (Al-Buruj 85:10)

Verily, those who believe and do righteous good deeds, for them will be Gardens under which rivers flow (Paradise). That is the great success. (Al-Buruj 85:11)

Verily, (O Muhammad (Peace be upon him)) the Grip (Punishment) of your Lord is severe. (Al-Buruj 85:12)

Verily, He it is Who begins (punishment) and repeats (punishment in the Hereafter) (or originates the creation of everything, and then repeats it on the Day of Resurrection). (Al-Buruj 85:13)

And He is Oft-Forgiving, full of love (towards the pious who are real true believers of Islāmic Monotheism), (Al-Buruj 85:14)

Owner of the throne, the Glorious (Al-Buruj 85:15) He does what He intends (or wills). (Al-Buruj 85:16)

Has the story reached you of the hosts, (Al-Buruj 85:17)

Of Fir'aun (Pharaoh) and Thamûd? (Al-Buruj 85:18)

Nay! The disbelievers (persisted) in denying (Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) and his Message of Islāmic Monotheism). (Al-Buruj 85:19)

And Allāh encompasses them from behind! (i.e. all their deeds are within His Knowledge, and He will requite them for their deeds). (Al-Buruj 85:20)

Nay! This is a Glorious Qur'ān, (Al-Buruj 85:21)

(Inscribed) in Al-Lauh Al-Mahfûz (The Preserved Tablet)! (Al-Buruj 85:22)

-there is no such thing as ‘the excuse of ignorance’ for the shirk of ibaadah

And (remember) when your Lord brought forth from the Children of Adam, from their loins, their seed (or from Adam's loin his offspring) and made them testify as to themselves (saying): "Am I not your Lord?" They said: "Yes! We testify," lest you should say on the Day of Resurrection: "Verily, we have been unaware of this." (Al-A'raf 7:172)

-the aqeedah of those who give the excuse of ignorance is wrong
-the Rasool (SAW) said:

Yahya related to me from Malik from Zayd ibn Aslam from Ata ibn Yasar that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, "O Allah! Do not make my grave an idol that is worshipped. The anger on those who took the graves of their Prophets as places of prostration was terrible." [Muwatta Malik (1/223) No. 570, Musannaf Abdur Razzaq (1/406) No. 1587, Musnad Ahmad (2/246) No. 7352]

-our duaa is worship [they are the same thing] because saying duaa is a way of worshiping Allah 'tala

Nu’man ibn Bashir (RA) narrated the Prophet (SAW) said, “The supplication is itself worship.” Then he recited. And your Lord says, “Call upon Me, and I shall answer you. Surely those who are too arrogant to worship Me, they shall enter Hell, disgraced.” (40: 60) [Tirmidhi (5/456) No. 3372, Abu Dawud (2/76) No. 1479, Ibn Majah (5/5) No. 3828, Ahmad (4/271) No. 18410]

How do we refute the Goofi Soofi who say they can pray to the Prophet Muhammad (saws)?
-Allah refused to send the rain when the man went to the grave of the Rasool to pray for rain
-but he answered the duaa when he was prayed to DIRECTLY
-see hadith of the story where the man prayed to the Prophet at his grave for rain


Surely, the religion (i.e. the worship and the obedience) is for Allāh only. And those who take Auliyā' (protectors and helpers) besides Him (say): "We worship them only that they may bring us near to Allāh." Verily, Allāh will judge between them concerning that wherein they differ. Truly, Allāh guides not him who is a liar, and a disbeliever. (Az-Zumar 39:3)

Grave worshippers are kaafir...

Soofis, Barelvis, Shiites = all worship graves
-some Soofis say when their shaikh went to Madinah to give salaam to the Prophet (saws), the shaikh could see a hand coming out of the grave!!
-they will say the Prophet (saws) came to them in daylight to tell you to marry your daughter to me; (they are con-artists)

Shaikh in South Africa :
-he asked the people if they had any questions and they were shocked to be able to question a Shaikh

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 (Allāh) said: "I know that which you do not know." (Al-Baqarah 2:30)

In Battle of Badr, the Prophet (SAW) and his Companions were deployed in the nearest place to Badr's wells. But Companion Hubab ibn al-Mundhir (RA) was not satisfied with this. With great politeness he said: "O Messenger of Allah (SAW), has Allah inspired you to choose this very spot or is it stratagem of war and the product of consultation?" The Prophet (SAW) replied: "It is stratagem of war and consultation." Al-Hubab said: "This place is no good; let us go and encamp on the nearest water well and make a basin or reservoir full of water, then destroy all the other wells so that they will be deprived of the water." The Prophet (SAW) approved of his plan and agreed to carry it out. [Ibn Hisham: al-Sirah al-Nabawiyyah, 1/620; Ibn Kathir: al-Sirah al-Nabawiyyah, 2/402; al-Suhayli: al-Rawd al-Anif, 3/62; and al-Tabary: Tarikh al-Umam wa al-Muluk, 2-29]

When the Rasool prayed over Abdullah ibn Ubayy, (the man who slandered Aisha [r.a.])
Umar grabbed the shirk of the prophet and said HE IS A MUNAFIQH

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

-that ayah was revealed to show the Prophet (saws) was wrong to pray over Abdullah Ibn Ubayy

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)]

There's 100 examples of more where the sahabahs questioned the Prophet

3 types of people promote hero worshiping:

Shaikh in South Africa
-the homes with the prettiest daughters invited him to stay there because they felt a shaikh was infallible
-every breakfast table was a halaqa because they bombarded him with questions
-they skipped school on Friday to attend Salatul Jumm'ah

-when we slaughter an animal in the name of a false deity, this is NOT a minor shirk
-Imam Nawawi said this is major shirk

People of Makkah ate animals that dropped down and died by themselves
-then they told the Muslims to come eat this animal 'Allah killed for us'
-but Allah said:

Eat not (O believers) of that (meat) on which Allāh's Name has not been pronounced (at the time of the slaughtering of the animal), for sure it is Fisq (a sin and disobedience of Allāh). And certainly, the Shayātin (devils) do inspire their friends (from mankind) to dispute with you, and if you obey them [by making Al Maytatah (a dead animal) legal by eating it], then you would indeed be Mushrikûn (polytheists) [because they (devils and their friends) made lawful to you to eat that which Allāh has made unlawful to eat and you obeyed them by considering it lawful to eat, and by doing so you worshipped them, and to worship others besides Allāh is polytheism]. (Al-An'am 6:121)

-"bismillah' must be said over any animal that is slaughtered; no other name
-if we don't know if 'bismillah' is said, we're to say 'bismillah' before we eat it

-this is when we trust other than Allah ta’ala only

When Prophet Yusuf was in prison (because of Zulaikah, who tried to seduce him)
-she did this from pride
-a woman can not take NO for an answer, which is why they are afraid to propose to a brother
-even Khadija sent her best friend Nafeesa, to see if Muhammad (saws) would say YES
-prison is better than the zina women invite men to

She said: "This is he (the young man) about whom you did blame me (for his love), and I did seek to seduce him, but he refused. And now if he refuses to obey my order, he shall certainly be cast into prison, and will be one of those who are disgraced." (Yusuf 12:32)

He said:"O my Lord! Prison is more to my liking than that to which they invite me. Unless You turn away their plot from me, I will feel inclined towards them and be one (of those who commit sin and deserve blame or those who do deeds) of the ignorants." (Yusuf 12:33)

So his Lord answered his invocation and turned away from him their plot. Verily, He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower. (Yusuf 12:34)

To be protected by the Qur'an, we're to recite it not wear it around our necks or as bracelets

In order that you may mount firmly on their backs, and then may remember the Favour of your Lord when you mount thereon, and say: "Glory to Him who has subjected this to us, and we could never have it (by our efforts)." (Az-Zukhruf 43:13) And verily, to Our Lord we indeed are to return! (Az-Zukhruf 43:14)


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)

-Some times people who normally lie, do speak the truth

Narrated Muhammad bin Sirin: Abu Huraira said, "Allah's Apostle put me in charge of the Zakat of Ramadan (i.e. Zakat-ul-Fitr). Someone came to me and started scooping some of the foodstuff of (Zakat) with both hands. I caught him and told him that I would take him to Allah's Apostle." Then Abu Huraira told the whole narration and added "He (i.e. the thief) said, ‘Whenever you go to your bed, recite the Verse of "Al-Kursi" (2.255) for then a guardian from Allah will be guarding you, and Satan will not approach you till dawn.’" On that the Prophet said, "He told you the truth, though he is a liar, and he (the thief) himself was the Satan." (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 54, Number 495)


-we're not permitted to do good to show off
-this is minor shirk
-if you're in a group setting, such as masjid, then you say publicly let known what you gave i.e for a new building
-this is because your intention is to encourage people TO GIVE


Ibn 'Umar (RA) said: I heard a man saying: "No, by the Ka'bah." I admonished him: 'Do not swear by any thing besides Allah, for I heard the Messenger of Allah (SAW) saying, "He who swears by anyone or anything other than Allah, has indeed committed an act of Kufr or Shirk."' [Sunan Tirmidhi (4/110) No. 1535, Musnad Ahmad (2/125) No. 6072, Sunan Abu Dawud (3/223) No. 3251, Mustadrak al-Haakim (4/330) No. 7814]


Indeed, Allāh has heard the statement of those (Jews) who say: "Truly, Allāh is poor and we are rich!" We shall record what they have said and their killing of the Prophets unjustly, and We shall say: "Taste you the torment of the burning (Fire)." (Aali Imran 3:181)

The Jews say: "Allāh's Hand is tied up (i.e. He does not give and spend of His Bounty)." Be their hands tied up and be they accursed for what they uttered. Nay, both His Hands are widely outstretched. He spends (of His Bounty) as He wills.... (Al-Ma'idah 5:64)

They fight not against you even together, except in fortified townships, or from behind walls. Their enmity among themselves is very great. You would think they were united, but their hearts are divided, that is because they are a people who understand not. (Al-Hashr 59:14)

-CHRISTIANS accuse Allah of begetting a son

And they say: "The Most Beneficent (Allāh) has begotten a son (or offspring or children) [as the Jews say: 'Uzair (Ezra) is the son of Allāh, and the Christians say that He has begotten a son ['Iesa (Christ)], and the pagan Arabs say that He has begotten daughters (angels, etc.)]." (Maryam 19:88)

Indeed you have brought forth (said) a terrible evil thing. (Maryam 19:89) 

Whereby the heavens are almost torn, and the earth is split asunder, and the mountains fall in ruins, (Maryam 19:90)

That they ascribe a son (or offspring or children) to the Most Beneficent (Allāh). (Maryam 19:91) 

But it is not suitable for (the Majesty of) the Most Beneficent (Allāh) that He should beget a son (or offspring or children). (Maryam 19:92)

Glorified be your Lord, the Lord of Honour and Power! (He is free) from what they attribute unto Him! (As-Saffat 37:180)

And peace be on the Messengers! (As-Saffat 37:181) And all the praise and thanks be to Allāh, Lord of the 'Alamīn (mankind, jinns and all that exists). (As-Saffat 37:182)

-flagellate - beat yourself up till you bleed

SHIA HUJJAH: The Imams have knowledge of the past and future; and nothing is hidden from them. (Al-Kafi Vol.1 p.260)

-if Hasan had this knowledge, then we he ate the poison, he committed suicide
-Shias got this belief from the Zoastrians

-omens are included in this shirk
-an omen is such as fearing the number 13 or black cats or having your palm-read

Abu Huraira reported that the Prophet (SAW), said “Whoever comes to a fortune-teller and believes him has disbelieved in what was revealed to Muhammad (SAW)”. [Musnad Ahmad (Vol. 2, pg. 429) No. 9532 and Mustadrak al-Hakim (Vol. 1, pg. 49) No. 15]

-punishment for a magician is one strike of the sword
-this is MAJOR shirk

Jundub (RA) reported that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “The hadd (prescribed punishment) for the practitioner of magic is a blow with the sword (i.e., execution)" [Sunan Tirmidhi (4/60) No. 1460, Sunan al-Daraqutni (4/120) No. 3204, Mustadrak al-Haakim (4/401) No. 8073, al-Sunan al-Kabir al-Bayhaqi (8/234) No. 16500, al-Mu'jam al-Kabir al-Tabarani (2/161) No. 1665]

-such as Louis Farrakhan and the NOI (Nation of Islam) believe

-when we make up our own Islam, it becomes ‘HISLAM’

-to obey a man with his false religion

When those who were followed, disown (declare themselves innocent of) those who followed (them), and they see the torment, then all their relations will be cut off from them. (Al-Baqarah 2:166)

-the legislature and the one who follows him will be dumped in Hellfire.