Sunday, October 21, 2012

-366- Diseases of the Heart - Kufr, Envy, Hypocrisy and Greed

by Shaikh Abdullah Faisal



KUFR Is The Second Disease of the Heart
-kaafir - a kaafir is one who rejects faith in Islam
-a Christian who believes in One God is a kaafir
-because he doesn't accept Muhammad (saws) as the Final Messenger
-if you reject Muhammad, you reject Allah, as well

-only major kufr takes you outside the fold of Islam
-the khawarijj went astray by making takfir on people who commit adultery or drink alcohol

Kufr Akbar - major kufr
-the khawarijj will make takfir on people who do minor kufr
- don't know the difference between the two

What causes a person to be a kaafir? Pride

Narrated By 'Umar bin Al-Khattab: During the lifetime of the Prophet there was a man called 'Abdullah whose nickname was Donkey, and he used to make Allah's Apostle laugh. The Prophet lashed him because of drinking (alcohol). And one-day he was brought to the Prophet on the same charge and was lashed. . On that, a man among the people said, "O Allah, curse him ! How frequently he has been brought (to the Prophet on such a charge)!" The Prophet said, "Do not curse him, for by Allah, I know for he loves Allah and His Apostle." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 8, Book 81, Hadith #771]

And they belied them (those Ayāt) wrongfully and arrogantly, though their ownselves were convinced thereof [i.e. those (Ayāt) are from Allah, and Mûsa (Moses) is the Messenger of Allah in truth, but they disliked to obey Mûsa (Moses), and hated to believe in his Message of Monotheism]. So see what was the end of the Mufsidûn (disbelievers, disobedient to Allah, evil-doers, liars). (An-Naml 27:14)

ENVY is the 3rd disease of the heart

Ibliss had pride in his heart and he was jealous of Adam
1. Allah created Adam w/ His 2 hands
2. He created the pen w/ His 2 hands
3. He created Paradise w/ His 2 hands

Ibliss kicked Adam and said I will never obey you and if I am greater than you,
-I will destroy you

Envy is - when you see someone w/ Allah's barakah and you want it to disappear from them

Envy is - wanting their barakah to be transmitted from them to you
-people envy Islamic knowledge
-when they can't attack your knowledge, they attack your character
-people who make up rumors generally don't believe in Allah 'tala or Judgment Day

Qaroon envied Musa for his status in Bani Israel
-he paid a prostitute to say Musa slept w/ her

Neither those who disbelieve among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) nor Al-Mushrikoon (the disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah, idolaters, polytheists, pagans, etc.) like that there should be sent down unto you any good from your Lord. But Allah chooses for His Mercy whom He wills. And Allah is the Owner of Great Bounty. (Al-Baqarah 2:105)

But Allah chooses for His Mercy whom He wills. And Allah is the Owner of Great Bounty. (Al-Baqarah 2:105)

Ibliss didn't even call Adam by his name, he referred to him as 'this'
-he is on the war-path because of envy
-he thinks Allah gave him a raw-deal

Allah said :

Iblīs (Satan)] said: "See? This one whom You have honoured above me, if You give me respite (keep me alive) to the Day of Resurrection, I will surely seize and mislead his offspring (by sending them astray) all but a few!" (Al-Isra 17:62)

(Allah) said: "Go, and whosoever of them follows you, surely! Hell will be the recompense of you (all) an ample recompense. (Al-Isra 17:63)

Ibliss is a Mu'tazalite (rationalist)
-he didn't bow down to Adam because he wasn't intellectually convinced

(Allah) said: "What prevented you (O Iblīs) that you did not prostrate, when I commanded you?" Iblīs said: "I am better than him (Adam), You created me from fire, and him You created from clay." (Al-A'raf 7:12)

Ibliss prefers the aql over the naql

We can't tell Allah 'tala whom to bless
-Waleed ibn Mugheerah held a council meeting to decide
-how to assassinate the character of the Rasool (saws)

Verily, he thought and plotted; (Al-Muddaththir 74:18)

So let him be cursed! How he plotted! (Al-Muddaththir 74:19)

And once more let him be cursed, how he plotted! (Al-Muddaththir 74:20)

Then he thought; (Al-Muddaththir 74:21)

Then he frowned and he looked in a bad tempered way; (Al-Muddaththir 74:22)

Then he turned back and was proud; (Al-Muddaththir 74:23)

Then he said: "This is nothing but magic from that of old; (Al-Muddaththir 74:24)

"This is nothing but the word of a human being!" (Al-Muddaththir 74:25)

I will cast him into Hell-fire (Al-Muddaththir 74:26)

-these ayahs show how he plotted and was PROUD
-because of envy, he wanted to be the Prophet and so accused him of black magic

...But Allah chooses for His Mercy whom He wills. And Allah is the Owner of Great Bounty. (Al-Baqarah 2:105)

The Christians and Jews envy the Muslim ummah, as well

Many of the people of the Scripture long to make you disbelievers after your belief, through envy on their own account, after the truth hath become manifest unto them. Forgive and be indulgent (toward them) until Allah give command. Lo! Allah is Able to do all things. (2:109)

No one likes for us to be better than them in DEEN
-we are envied for our deen
-people are jealous over it
-don't think it's only Jews & Christians envy us because the HYPOCRITES envy us, as well

Who do you think slandered Aisha (r.a.)? Abdullah Ibn Ubayy
-he was one of the biggest hypocrites
-Uthmaan ibn Affan said a prostitute wants every woman to be a prostitute

Abu Hurairah (RA) narrated that the Prophet (SAW) said: “Beware of envy! Indeed the envy eats up good deeds like the fire eats up wood” [Sunan Abu Dawud (4/276) No. 4903]

Uthman ibn Affan (RA) said: "Every prostitute wants all women to be a prostitute like her." [Ibn Taymiyyah Majmua al-Fatawa (28/151)]

HYPOCRISY is the 4th Disease of the Heart
-they doubt that Qur'an is kalamullah
-it's haraam to go to the janaza of a hypocrite

Lo! the hypocrites (will be) in the lowest deep of the Fire, and thou wilt find no helper for them; (145)

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." (9:84) [Bukhari 1229, Muslim 2774, Tirmidhi 3109, Ahmed 4680, Nisai 1899,1523]

the signs of a Munafiqh are 4 :
1. When he speaks he lies
2. When he makes a promise, he breaks it
3. When you trust them, they are treacherous
4 . When they debate, they are abusive

'Abdullah ibn 'Amr narrated that the Prophet (SAW) said, "If anyone has four characteristics, he is a pure hypocrite, and if anyone has one of them, he has an aspect of hypocrisy until he gives it up: whenever he is trusted, he betrays his trust; whenever he speaks, he lies; when he makes an agreement, he breaks it; and when he quarrels, he deviates from the truth by speaking falsely." [al-Bukhari (34) and Muslim (58)]

Salatul Fajr and Ramadan and spending fesabilillah = these are burdens on the munafiqh
-they have difficulty donating to Islamic causes

And nothing prevents their contributions from being accepted from them except that they disbelieved in Allah and in His Messenger (Muhammad SAW); and that they came not to As-Salah (the prayer) except in a lazy state; and that they offer not contributions but unwillingly. (At-Tawbah 9:54)

GREED is the 5th disease of the Heart
-in this world, we have enough to satisfy everyone's need but not everyone's GREED

Ibn ‘Abbâs narrated: I heard the Messenger of Allah (SAW) saying, “If a son of Adam had a valley full of gold, he would desire to have two. Nothing can fill his mouth except the dust (of his grave). Allah turns with mercy to him who turns to Him in repentance.” [al-Bukhari (6437) and Muslim (1049)]

Verily! Man (disbeliever) is ungrateful to his Lord; (Al-'Adiyat 100:6) And to that fact he bears witness (by his deeds); (Al-'Adiyat 100:7)

And verily, he is violent in the love of wealth. (Al-'Adiyat 100:8)

Muadh Ibn Jabal (RA) narrated the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "He whose last words (in life) were 'La ilaha-ill Allah' (None has the right to be worshipped but Allah) shall enter Paradise” [Sunan Abu Dawud (2/207) No. 3116, Musnad al-Bazzar (7/77) No. 2626, Tabarani in ‘al-Mu’jam al-Kabir’ (20/112) No. 221, Mustadrak al-Hakim (1/503) No. 1299]

Even though our lifespan is short, some of us will like the queen's mother, to be age 100
-they eat organic food
-when Prince Charles came to Jamaica, they had to provide organic food for him
-Bill Gates has 54 billion, Carlos Slim has 90 billion - but they never think it's enough
-these people sleep well without thinking about those who have no food at night
-but when you have wealth, to enjoy it is by SHARING it
-this is why zakah is the 3rd pillar of Islam; these rich man can't even spend all their money

Narrated By Abu Huraira (RA): The Prophet (SAW) said, "Riches does not mean, having a great amount of property, but riches is self-contentment." [al-Bukhari (6038) and Muslim (2287)]

-men believe what they want to believe; sees what they want to see;
-remembers what he wants to remember

-men are hypocrites and opportunists