Wednesday, November 7, 2012

-371- How To Be Sincere to the Holy Quran (REVISITED)

HOW TO BE SINCERE TO THE HOLY QUR'AN
by Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
08.04.2012 (Night Dars)

NOTES typed by AT-21
Edited and Formatted by AT21/AT7


Bismillah…

We are in the month of the Qur'an
-so we will discuss this tonight

THERE ARE 14 CONDITIONS TO BE MET TO BE SINCERE TO THE HOLY QUR'AN
-none of the conditions can be left out


1. YOU MUST BELIEVE THAT THE QUR'AN IS THE SPEECH OF ALLAH and NOT CREATED

Verily, We have sent it down as an Arabic Qur’an in order that you may understand. (Yusuf 12:2)

-there is no such thing as a perfect creation
-if we thought there was, we'd think the Qur'an was an imperfect book
-the Qur'an was REVEALED and NOT created

Never will the Jews nor the Christians be pleased with you (O Muhammad Peace be upon him ) till you follow their religion. Say: "Verily, the Guidance of Allah (i.e. Islāmic Monotheism) that is the (only) Guidance. And if you (O Muhammad Peace be upon him ) were to follow their (Jews and Christians) desires after what you have received of Knowledge (i.e. the Qur’an), then you would have against Allah neither any Walī (protector or guardian) nor any helper. (Al-Baqarah 2:120)

-Allah 'tala doesn't create any of His 99 names and attributes
-the Qur'an is Allah's ilm

from Alee bin al-Hasan al-Kuraa'ee who said: Abu Yusuf said: I debated Abu Hanifah for six months, and then our view became united that the one who said the Qur'an is created is a kaafir. [Adh-Dhahabee brings with a good (jayyid) chain of narration, as occurs in Mukhtasar al-Uluww (p. 155)]

Imam Shafi (rahimaullah) said, ”Whoever says that the Qur’an is created is a kaafir” Masail Abu Dawood Pg 262, sanad is Saheeh

No one made takfir on Ma‘moon (apostate caliph)
-even though he said the Qur'an was created
-that was HIS aqeeda and aqeeda affects your Shari’ah
-he flogged people for fornication and drinking alcohol
-and also for people who didn't follow him
-he even flogged Ibn Hanbal so aqeeda affects Shari’ah and we cannot separate the two
-but he did jihad, he practiced al walaa wal baraa and he implemented the Shari’ah
-THIS is why no one made takfir on him

The belief that the Qur'an was created came from the enemies of Islam

2. WE NEED TO BELIEVE THAT THE QUR'AN IS FREE FROM CORRUPTION and HUMAN INTERFERENCE

Verily We: It is We Who have sent down the Dhikr (i.e. the Qur’an) and surely, We will guard it (from corruption). (Al-Hijr 15:9)

-Allah (swt) made a promise to protect the Qur'an

The present Quran is in an altered, corrupted and distorted form.. (Fatuhat-e-Shia, p. 129)

Falsehood cannot come to it from before it or behind it (it is) sent down by the All-Wise, Worthy of all praise (Allah). (Fussilat 41:42)

-the Shiites believe Allah broke His promise to protect the Qur'an
-and they must believe ALL of it to be a Muslim
-we must belief it is free from corruption

“Allah often lies and does mistakes” [Usool-al-Kafi, page 328, YacoobKulayni, Vol. 1]

Our Lord! Verily, it is You Who will gather mankind together on the Day about which there is no doubt. Verily, Allah never breaks His Promise". (Aali Imran 3:9)

Allah 'tala never breaks His promises
-Shiites beg to differ on this issue; they are dangerous;
-their creed is toxic
-you're not allowed to go to their rooms on PalTalk


3. WE NEED TO CONTEMPLATE ON THE MEANING OF THE QUR'AN

Do they not then think deeply in the Qur’an, or are their hearts locked up (from understanding it)? (Muhammad 47:24)

-are your hearts sealed? if not, then you should be contemplating on the Qur'an
-during Ramadan, you should read through it with understanding and completely
-knowing Arabic is fard

According to a hadith narrated from ’Umar (RA), he said: ("Learn Arabic for it is part of your Religion [Ibn Taymiyyah in 'Iqtida' as-Sirat al-Mustaqeem' (1/527-528)]

Imam Shafi'i (rh) said: "Every Muslim is obligated to learn the Arabic tongue to the utmost of his power in order [to be able] to profess through it ..[al-Risala al-Shafi'i (pg. 47)]

Imam Shafi'i and Ibn Taymiyya both said to know Arabic
-is part of our religion; it is fard on us
-the Jews make sure they know their language when they immigrate,
-they keep their natural language
-we're not to prefer any language over Arabic; it's a sign of hypocrisy to do so
-Imam Shafi'i said it is MAKROOH to speak another language
-Arabic is the Sunnah of Allah 'tala


4. WE MUST BELIEVE THAT THE QUR'AN DOES NOT CONTRADICT THE QUR'AN

Do they not then consider the Qur’an carefully? Had it been from other than Allah, they would surely have found therein much contradictions. (An-Nisa 4:82)

-if it were not from Allah, there would be contradictions and far-fetchedness in it
-but the Bible has many contradictions
-they are mortified [scared to death] about this condition

God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? (Numbers 23:19) King James Version

And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. (Genesis 6:6) King James Version

-that verse said God does NOT repent but in Genesis 6:6 says He did repent
-this is contradiction most Christians do not know and this embarrasses them
-every Christian wishes Muslims didn't know about this contradiction
-an ayah doesn't contradict any other ayahs
-a Surah doesn't contradict any other Surahs


5. WE NEED TO IMPLEMENT THE QUR'AN ON THE INDIVIDUAL LEVEL

Waleed ibn Mugheera
-he called a shura meeting because he was jealous of the Prophet
-he wanted to be the prophet
-but we can't tell Allah 'tala whom to bless
-in the meeting, they decided to say Muhammad (saw) was a liar
-but before he became a prophet, we called him as-saadiq al Amin (truthful/trustworthy)
-another say let's call him a soothsayer but he didn't read palms / diviner

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

-another said 'let's call him a poet' that recite at weddings and funerals
-but he never charged for reading al Qur'an
-hadeeth says he was the WALKING QUR'AN

Singers of Hollywood and Bollywood sing of love and romance
-but they have the highest divorce because poets don't practice what they preach

And verily, you (O Muhammad SAW) are on an exalted standard of character. (Al-Qalam 68:4)

Yazid ibn Yabnus said, "We went to 'A'isha and said, 'Umm al-Mu'minin, what was the character of the Messenger of Allah (SAW), like?' She replied, 'His character was the Qur'an. She said, 'That was the character of the Messenger of Allah (SAW).'" [al-Adab al-Mufrad al-Bukhari, No. 308]

Indeed in the Messenger of Allah (Muhammad SAW) you have a good example to follow for him who hopes in (the Meeting with) Allah and the Last Day and remembers Allah much. (Al-Ahzab 33:21)

Story of Waleed ibn Mugheerah slandering (Ibn Hisham, pp. 288-289.)

Narrated By Abu Darda': The Prophet (SAW) said: "There is nothing heavier than good character put in the scale of a believer on the Day of Resurrection." [Sunan Tirmidhi (4/363) No. 2002, Sunan Abu Dawud (4/253) No. 4799, Musnad Ahmad (6/446) No. 27557]

Abu Huraira narrated the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, "I was sent to perfect good character." [al-Adab al-Mufrad al-Bukhari, No. 273, Muwatta Malik (2/75) No. 1885, Musnad Ahmad (2/381) No. 8939, Mustadrak al-Haakim (2/670) No. 4221]

Ayyub ibn Musa reported on the authority of his father who from his grand father that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, “No father gave a better gift to his son than (teaching) good manners." [Tirmidhi 1959, Ahmed 15403]

Abu Huraira (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said: “Two characterstics cannot combine in a hypocrite: good character and an understanding of religion.” [Sunan Tirmidhi (5/49) No. 2684, al-Thiqat Ibn Hibban (8/227) No. 13149, al-Mu’jam al-Awsat al-Tabarani (8/75) No. 8010, al-Madkhal ila al-Sunan al-Kubra al-Bayhaqi (pg. 256) No. 357]
He it is Who sent among the unlettered ones a Messenger (Muhammad SAW) from among themselves, reciting to them His Verses, purifying them (from the filth of disbelief and polytheism), and teaching them the Book (this Qur’an, Islāmic laws and Islāmic jurisprudence) and Al-Hikmah(As-Sunnah: legal ways, orders, acts of worship, etc. of Prophet Muhammad SAW). And verily, they had been before in manifest error; (Al-Jumu'ah 62:2)

Narrated By Abu Huraira: Some people asked the Prophet: "Who is the most honorable amongst the people?" He replied, "The most honorable among them is the one who is the most Allah-fearing." They said, "O Allah's Prophet! We do not ask about this." He said, "Then the most honorable person is Joseph, Allah's Prophet, the son of Allah's Prophet, the son of Allah's Prophet, the son of Allah's Khalil." They said, "We do not ask about this." He said, "Then you want to ask me about the Arabs' descent?" They said, "Yes." He said, "Those who were best in the pre-lslamic period, are the best in Islam, if they comprehend (the religious knowledge)." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 4, Book 55, Hadith 593]

If Allah 'tala wants good for you, he gives you understanding of the deen
-as with Prophet Yusuf, the kuffaar were asking him to interpret their dreams
-even the kuffaar can tell who is a real / or fake Muslim

Do not call yourself a NON-PRACTICING Muslim; this does not exist


6. WE MUST BELIEVE IN ALL OF IT AND IMPLEMENT ALL OF THE QUR'AN

Cut off (from the wrist joint) the (right) hand of the thief, male or female, as a recompense for that which they committed, a punishment by way of example from Allah. And Allah is All-powerful, All Wise. (Al-Ma'idah 5:38)

Some people can't handle that ayah, such as the MODERNISTS
-they are not convinced about that verse or 2:282
-the LACK of money is the root of all evil

And if there are not two men (available), then a man and two women, such as you agree for witnesses, so that if one of them (two women) errs, the other can remind her. And the witnesses should not refuse when they are called on (for evidence). (Al-Baqarah 2:282)

-a feminist will say they don't believe in that part of Qur'an because it disrespects women
-so feminists, modernists, Shiites, Sufis, MADkhalis
-many more want to reject verses of Quran

Verily, you (O Muhammad SAW) will die and verily, they (too) will die. (Az-Zumar 39:30)

Say (O Muhammad SAW to the people of the Scripture): "Shall I inform you of something worse than that, regarding the recompense from Allah: those (Jews) who incurred the Curse of Allah and His Wrath, those of whom (some) He transformed into monkeys and swines, those who worshipped Tāghût (false deities); such are worse in rank (on the Day of Resurrection in the Hell fire), and far more astray from the Right Path (in the life of this world)." (Al-Ma'idah 5:60)

We must believe ALL of the Qur'an
-some people embrace Islam because they want to do polygamy

The Messenger (Muhammad ) believes in what has been sent down to him from his Lord, and (so do) the believers. Each one believes in Allah, His Angels, His Books, and His Messengers. They say, "We make no distinction between one another of His Messengers" - and they say, "We hear, and we obey. (We seek) Your Forgiveness, our Lord, and to You is the return (of all)." (Al-Baqarah 2:285)

And if you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly with the orphan girls, then marry (other) women of your choice, two or three, or four but if you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then only one or (the captives and the slaves) that your right hands possess. That is nearer to prevent you from doing injustice. (An-Nisa 4:3)

Some people treat Qur'an like a plate of food: take what they want, dump the rest;
-this person is a munafiq living OFF the deen not BY it
-he asks WHAT CAN ISLAM DO FOR ME
-not WHAT CAN I DO FOR ISLAM?


7. WE NEED TO IMPLEMENT THE QUR'AN ON THE STATE LEVEL
-don't be like a secularist, compartmentalizing some of the Qur'an
-don't marginalize it ...

When Allah 'tala gives us power in the land, we're to implement Qur'an on the state level

Those (Muslim rulers) who, if We give them power in the land, (they) order for Iqamat-as-Salah. [i.e. to perform the five compulsory congregational Salah (prayers) (the males in mosques)], to pay the Zakat and they enjoin Al-Ma'rûf (i.e. Islāmic Monotheism and all that Islām orders one to do), and forbid Al-Munkar (i.e. disbelief, polytheism and all that Islām has forbidden) [i.e. they make the Qur’an as the law of their country in all the spheres of life]. And with Allah rests the end of (all) matters (of creatures). (Al-Hajj 22:41)

-when He's given us tamkeen, (power in a land/conquering it)
-we're to implement Qur'an on state level
-they would establish salah, and zakah, and al walaa wal baraa

Sometimes, we go to a masjid (in a Muslim country) and we hear a khutba on ALCOHOL

Anas ibn Maalik reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) cursed ten man concerning wine. 1. One who extracts it. 2. One who gets it extracted. 3. One who drinks it. 4. One who delivers it. 5. One to whom it is brought. 6. One who serves it. 7. One who sells it. 8. One who receives its price. 9. One who buys it. 10. One for whom it is bought. [Sunan Tirmidhi (3/581-582) No. 1295 and Sunan Ibn Majah (4/468) No. 3381]

-he cites hadeeth about the 10 people who are cursed regarding alcohol
-afterward, you say this was a wonderful khutba
-but this is not wonderful because the imam did NOT say
-that the solution to the problem would be to:

1. Topple the leader of that country
2. ImplementShari’ah

-this is what they did is Mali ... they made sure there was no alcohol
-and no grave-worshipers
-we had to stop this in a Shari’ah zone

Shaikh Abdul Rahman al-Barraq:
-if you believe in Darwinism, you're a kaafir

Sheikh Abdur-Rahman ibn Naasir Al-Barraak on Usama Hasan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJm-FCCjdbg

Masjid Leyton (UK) teaching Darwinism: https://theislamicstandard.wordpress.com/tag/masjid-tawhid/


8. WE NEED TO PRONOUNCE IT PROPERLY WHEN WE RECITE IT
-it's haram to pray behind someone who can't recite Surah Fatiha properly
-and must be recited in Arabic
-recite it in tarteel (at a medium pace)

Or a little more; and recite the Qur’an (aloud) in a slow, (pleasant tone and) style. (Al-Muzzammil 73:4)

Narrated By 'Ubada bin As-Samit: The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, "Whoever does not recite Al-Fatiha in his prayer, his prayer is invalid." [al-Bukhari (756) and Muslim (394)]

9. WE NEED TO LEARN THE PROPER TAFSEER OF THE QUR'AN FROM A PROPER TRANSLATION BY A RIGHTEOUS PERSON

-you must learn the tafseer from a SINCERE SCHOLAR
-be with sincere Muslims

O you who believe! Be afraid of Allah, and be with those who are true (in words and deeds). (At-Tawbah 9:119)

-if you go to these chatrooms, you are not having harmless fun
-LIKE attracts LIKE

And it has already been revealed to you in the Book (this Qur’an) that when you hear the Verses of Allah being denied and mocked at, then sit not with them, until they engage in a talk other than that(but if you stayed with them) certainly in that case you would be like them. Surely, Allah will collect the hypocrites and disbelievers all together in Hell, (An-Nisa 4:140)

-if we stay with them, we will be like them
-in this room, we are a classroom and not a chatroom
-the Shiites and Saudi Salafis - all have their own 'chat' rooms but we are a 'class' room

And (remember) when Mûsa (Moses) said to his people: "Verily, Allah commands you that you slaughter a cow." They said, "Do you make fun of us?" He said, "I take Allah’s Refuge from being among Al-Jāhilûn (the ignorants or the foolish)." (Al-Baqarah 2:67)

-the Shiites said the COW in this ayah is referring to Aisha (r.a) because she fought Ali
-the Shiites say it was not Muhammad who frowned but Abu Jahl

(The Prophet (Peace be upon him)) frowned and turned away, ('Abasa 80:1)

Imam Bukhari collected Hadeeth from Khawarij but NOT the Shia
-because they make up their own tafseer and they lie
-you're not taking your deen seriously, if you go to the chatrooms of the munafiqeen
-you may see Islam as something cheap
-but when you go to the supermarket, you put the best and healthiest food in your basket
-you don't want to drink ECONOMY orange juice, because you want it to be pure
-but you take your deen from munafiqeen
-you're a munafiq yourself
-these rooms backbite and slander and even during Ramadan, they do this


10. IF YOU ARE A SCHOLAR, YOU'LL GIVE THE QUR'AN THE PROPER TAFSEER
-some say this ayah is only for JEWS but this is not true

And whosoever does not judge by what Allah has revealed, such are the Kāfirûn (i.e. disbelievers - of a lesser degree as they do not act on Allah’s Laws). (Al-Ma'idah 5:44)

-if you say we're allowed to dismantle the Shari’ah of Muhammad (saws),
-as a preference over the Shari’ah of Musa, you're a kaafir

O you who believe! Obey Allah and obey the Messenger (Muhammad SAW), and those of you (Muslims) who are in authority.(An-Nisa 4:59)

Qaadiyani say this ayah means we're to obey the British
-but we're to obey those who are minkum [from among you] not just any authority
-not every scholar gives proper tafseer

Those who started the Mu’tazilites and Asha’ira were scholars
-many scholars have gone astray and took many Muslims with them

SHAIKH IN AFRICA
-found out not every scholar is sincere
-not everyone who comes to Africa [shaikh] is a sincere shaikh

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]

-Look at the aqeeda of each scholar because IBLISS is a scholar - did you know that?
-he is a Mu'tazilite

(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)

-he was not intellectually convinced
-Jews are Mu'tazilites as well
-they wrote THE TALMUD, which they wrote from their aql (intellect)
-they said it's better than what Musa wrote on Mt Sinai
-the kaafir son of Noah was also a Mu'tazilite
-he thought a tall mountain would save him from the flood

Even in our ummah, we have Mu'tazilites
-the modernists are also Mu'tazilites

Ibn Abbas (RA) narrated that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, “He who speaks on the Qur’an without possessing knowledge must assume his seat in the Fire.” [Musnad Ahmad (Vol. 1, pg. 269) No. 2429, Sunan at-Tirmdhi (Vol. 5, pg.198) No. 2950, Abu Eesa al-Tirmidhi said: this hadeeth is hasan]

Some believe Jesus was God and some, that he was the son of God
-Christianity is total fitna
-we don't want some Muslims fast and some not or some eating pork?
-we do not want their type of fitna

Say (O Muhammad SAW): "(But) the things that my Lord has indeed forbidden are Al Fawāhish (great evil sins, every kind of unlawful sexual intercourse, etc.) whether committed openly or secretly, sins (of all kinds)unrighteous oppression, joining partners (in worship) with Allah for which He has given no authority, and saying things about Allah of which you have no knowledge." (Al-A'raf 7:33)

In New York @ 42nd Street - people have zina there in the open