Tuesday, November 13, 2012

-373- Take Care of Your Heart

TAKE CARE OF YOUR HEART
THE DANGERS OF HARD-HEARTEDNESS
By Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
08.08.2012 (Night Dars)

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



Bismillah...


The HEART is the most important organ of the body
-Luqman the Wise was told to sacrifice the 2 best organs from a lamb
-he took out the heart and mouth
-the 2nd day he took out the 2 worst organs and he took our heart and tongue
-so he took out the same 2 organs as the BEST if utilized properly
-but the two WORST organs if not utilized properly
-the heart is the leader of the body
-and is mentioned 200 times in the Qur'an

The Rasool said:

...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)]

-when we go to buy a USED car, we take a mechanic with us to check the engine
-because it's the most important part of the car
-it's the most expensive part
-the "starter" and "radiator" are cheap; we can afford to make a mistake with them
-the most valued part of our body is our HEART

The heart is from the root word QALB
-this is something that keeps turning over and over; doesn't remain the same
-the heart doesn't remain the same
-e.g. 2 people were engaged then call off the engagement
-one has a change of heart; same as with married people
-they get divorced because they had a change of heart
-"I'm not in love with you anymore"

Umar (r.a) left his house w/ his sword in his hand to kill the Prophet (saw)
-a man met him and asked where he was going and he replied to kill Muhammad
-"no one divided Quraish as Muhammad did"
-the man told him before you kill Muhammad, sort out your own problems
-because your own sister, Fatima embraced Islam

Sayd Ibn Zaid (her husband) was one of the 10 who were promised Paradise
-they were reciting Surah 20 when he got to the house and started to beat her husband
-she jumped in front of Umar to save her husband and Umar hit her
-she started bleeding from her face and this made him ashamed
-he asked what they were reciting
-she said 'go and wash and then we will show you'
-they were reciting verses from surah Taha
-when Umar recited the first 5 verses he took his shahada
-we use ayah 2 to refute those who make the deen a burden on themselves
-we're told not to make the deen a burden on ourselves
-extremist try to show off, making the deen a burden on himself and his family

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

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

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

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

Arqam ibn Abi Arqam
-he was giving a dars in his home; Umar banged on the door and they were afraid of him
-but Hamza wasn't afraid of him so they opened the door
-he then took his Shahada and he saw they were all praying in secret
-so he said LET'S PRAY IN THE OPEN so after this,
-Muslims began to pray openly in the precincts of the Ka’ba

WHY DID WE TELL YOU THIS STORY ABOUT UMAR?
-the same man who left his house with a sword in his hand to kill the Prophet (saws)
-before the day finished, he had a change of heart and embraced Islam

The man who started the movement to ban the minaret in Switzerland
-embraced Islam afterwards
-the woman who started to 'draw cartoons of Muhammad" on Facebook
-also embraced Islam
-qalb - something that keeps turning over and over again
-this is why people get divorced or change their engagement

(They say): "Our Lord! Let not our hearts deviate (from the truth) after You have guided us, and grant us mercy from You. Truly, You are the Bestower." (Aali Imran 3:8)

Some sahabah met the Prophet (saw), ate with him, prayed with him, did jihad with him
-but when Musaylima came, they left and joined his army and died @ the Battle of Yamama
-70 huffadh died in this battle
-this is because the heart does not remain the same
-Umm Amara was in her early 60s when she fought in this battle; she lost one of her arms

Damrah bin Saeed from his father narrated that some woollen shawls were once brought to Umar Ibn al-Khattab. Amongst them was a very large one of excellent quality. Some people indicated that it was of great value and should be sent to Safiyya bint Ubayd who was recently married to Umar's son Abdullah. However, Umar said, "I shall send it to someone who is more deserving to it, namely Ummu Ammaara Nusayba bint Ka'b about whom I heard the Messenger of Allah (SAW) say, 'Whether it was to the right or to the left, in whichever direction I turned I saw her fighting in my defence."' [Maghazi al-Waqidi (1/271), al-Tabaqaat al-Kubra Ibn Sa’d (8/415), Kanz al-Ummal (13/625-626) No. 37592]

Ibn Hisham and Ibn Kathir called it THE VALLEY OF DEATH
-because the blood of the Sahabah ran like blood in the river
-Umm Amara also saved the Rasool (saw) at the Battle of Uhud
-this battle was 11 years AH

On the Day of Judgment these Sahabah will come to drink from Muhammad's fountain but
-two angels will tell him they turned back on their heels from Islam as apostates
-we use this ayah to checkmate the Soofis who say Muhammad (saw)
-is in the grave with all of his faculties

Abu Huraira narrated that the Prophet said, "On the Day of Resurrection a group of companions will come to me, but will be driven away from the Lake-Fount, and I will say, 'O Lord (those are) my companions!' It will be said, 'You have no knowledge as to what they innovated after you left; they turned apostate as renegades (reverted from Islam)." [Sahih Bukhari (8/120) No. 6585]

Umar’s change of heart was from bad to good
-the Sahabah who followed Musaylima, went from good to bad

(They say): "Our Lord! Let not our hearts deviate (from the truth) after You have guided us, and grant us mercy from You. Truly, You are the Bestower." (Aali Imran 3:8)

And when Abraham said (unto his Lord): My Lord! Show me how Thou givest life to the dead, He said: Dost thou not believe? Abraham said: Yea, but (I ask) in order that my heart may be at ease. Translation was Pickthal 2:260

Then they denied him and they killed it. So their Lord destroyed them because of their sin, and made them equal in destruction (i.e. all grades of people, rich and poor, strong and weak, etc.)! (Ash-Shams 91:14)

The Hour has drawn near, and the moon has been cleft asunder (the people of Makkah requested Prophet Muhammad SAW to show them a miracle, so he showed them the splitting of the moon). (Al-Qamar 54:1)

And if they see a sign, they turn away, and say: "This is continuous magic." (Al-Qamar 54:2)

-some people are HARD-HEARTED so they don't believe in the haqq

In their hearts is a disease (of doubt and hypocrisy) and Allah has increased their disease. A painful torment is theirs because they used to tell lies. (Al-Baqarah 2:10)

Your shahada has 7 conditions
1. ILM
2. CERTAINTY
-so if you have doubt you are no longer a Muslim because your emaan is contaminated
-with the disease of doubt

If someone should come back from Makkah with a bottle of ZamZam as a gift
-you will be happy
-because the prophet (saw) said ZamZam is what you drink it for
-it can be a cure for you
-but if the water has urine you won’t drink it
-because it is contaminated

Narrated from Ibn Abbas the Messenger of Allah said: 'The sign (that differentiates) between us and the hypocrites is that they do not drink their fill from Zamzam." [Sunan Ibn Majah (4/248) No. 3061, al-Bukhari in 'al-Tarikh al-Awsat' (2/176) No. 2207, Abdur Razzaq in 'al-Musannaf' (5/112) No. 9111, at-Tabarani in ‘al-Mu’jam al-Kabir’ (11/124) No. 11246, Bayhaqi in 'Sunan al-Kubra' (5/147) No. 9438]

Suwaid bin Saeed reported: "When the water of Zam-Zam was brought to Abdullah bin al-Mubarak I saw that he drank a little, then turning his face towards the Ka'bah supplicated, 'O Allah! Ibn Abi Al-Mawali told us on the authority of Muhammad bin Al-Munkadir, who narrated from Jabir that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, "The water of Zam-Zam is good for whatever one intends (while drinking it)." I intend to drink this water to spare myself from going thirsty on the Day of Judgment.' Then he drank the rest of the water." [al-Bayhaqi in ‘Shu'ab al-Eman’ (6/30) No. 3833 and al-Khateeb al-Baghdadi in 'Tarikh Baghdad' (11/400) No. 3362]

So if you doubt, your heart is contaminated
-and so you are no longer a Muslim
-you are not allowed to doubt your faith
-as Allah said in surah 2:10

Allah said the kuffaars hearts are alike

Their hearts are alike, We have indeed made plain the signs for people who believe with certainty. (Al-Baqarah 2:118)

There is a massacre in Burma and the woman who won the Nobel peace prize
-kept quiet about it; how can this be so?

There was also a massacre in Bosnia
-also in Gaza by the Jews
-and in India
-so we have Hindu, Serbian, Buddhist and Jewish massacres

GAZA MASSACRE: http://theuglytruth.wordpress.com/2008/12/28/the-hanukah-massacre-on-gaza-judaism-in-its-finest-hour/

SERBIAN MASSACRE: http://www.historyplace.com/worldhistory/genocide/bosnia.htm

HINDU MASSACRES: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/3229253/India-asked-to-investigate-Hindu-massacre-of-Christians.html

Even monks are killing the Muslims
-and they are supposed to be peaceful
-but Allah told you the hearts of the kuffaar are alike
-it does not matter who they are

Allah said;

And those who disbelieve are allies to one another, (and) if you (Muslims of the whole world collectively) do not do so (i.e. become allies, as one united block with one Khalifah - chief Muslim ruler for the whole Muslim world to make victorious Allah’s Religion of Islāmic Monotheism),there will be Fitnah (wars, battles, polytheism, etc.) and oppression on earth, and a great mischief and corruption (appearance of polytheism). (Al-Anfal 8:73)

Allah warned us in the above ayah to be united
-because all the kuffaar are united

There was the battle of the allied forces before
-called the battle of Ahzab
-in which Abu Sufyan came with a 10, 000 man army
-and this made the Jews break their treaty with the prophet (saw)
-but Allah intervened and sent them wind
-so the kuffaar even though they were divided they united to annihilate Islam

When a person's heart is sealed-emaan and Islam cannot enter
-but kufr and nifaaq enter

Allah has set a seal on their hearts and on their hearings, (i.e. they are closed from accepting Allah’s Guidance), and on their eyes there is a covering. Theirs will be a great torment. (Al-Baqarah 2:7)

A person from the Jabriyya madhab will say that’s not fair
-because Allah predestined the person to commit the act
-this is the fatalist

During the time of Umar (r.a) a man stole and when asked he said it was predestined
-Umar said to him it is also predestined for us to chop off your hand
-Umar commanded for him to be given 30 lashes because he lied on Allah
-and then to chop off his hand because of the theft

It is reported that a man stole, he said to Umar: "I stole because this was the Qada’ of Allah (Divine Will of Allah)." Umar said to him: "I am going to chop off your hand because it was the Qada’ of Allah (Divine Will of Allah)." [Ibn Taymiyyah in ‘Minhaj as-Sunnah an-Nabawiyyah’ (3/234)]

He tried to pull a stun on Umar
-but he failed

The kaafirs of Makkah also came with this aqeeda
-Allah said;

Those who took partners (in worship) with Allah will say: "If Allah had willed, we would not have taken partners (in worship) with Him, nor would our fathers, and we would not have forbidden anything (against His Will).(Al-An'am 6:148)

-they claimed they worshipped the idols because it was qadr
-just like the kaafirs of the UK
-because when Salman Rushdie wrote his book they claimed it was qadr
-he is rushing to die

The heart is the most important organ of the body
-every speech you said was motivated by your heart
-every action you do is motivated by it

...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)]

-when you want a person to have a change of heart'
-you become kind to them

As-Sadaqāt (here it means Zakāt) are only for the Fuqarā'[] (poor), and Al-Masākin[] (the poor) and those employed to collect (the funds); and for to attract the hearts of those who have been inclined (towards Islām)(At-Tawbah 9:60)

-that is why Allah said we can use zakah money to make people incline towards Islam
-won’t you ponder over this Qur'an
-or are your hearts sealed

Allah said;

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

On the authority of Abu Huraira the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "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 (4/1986) No. 2564]

-so Allah mentioned the heart on many occasions in the Qur'an

Allah also said;

And surely, We have created many of the jinns and mankind for Hell. They have hearts wherewith they understand not, they have eyes wherewith they see not, and they have ears wherewith they hear not (the truth). They are like cattle, nay even more astray; those! They are the heedless ones. (Al-A'raf 7:179)

-some men and jinn were created exclusively for the hellfire
-because their hearts are sealed with their eyes and ears
-and they are beneath the cattle
-their state is pitiful, appalling and pathetic

One day the prophet (saw) was giving da’wah to the rich men of Quraish
-and a blind man came to ask him to teach him Islam
-but he frowned and turned away
-so Allah said;

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

Because there came to him the blind man (i.e. 'Abdullāh bin Umm-Maktûm, who came to the Prophet (Peace be upon him) while he was preaching to one or some of the Quraish chiefs). ('Abasa 80:2)

This man was blind in his eyes but not in his heart
-so the real blind man is that blind in his heart
-they have hearts but can’t understand anything
-eyes but can’t see and ears but can’t hear

And surely, We have created many of the jinns and mankind for Hell. They have hearts wherewith they understand not, they have eyes wherewith they see not, and they have ears wherewith they hear not (the truth). They are like cattle, nay even more astray; those! They are the heedless ones. (Al-A'raf 7:179)

The people the prophet was preaching did not embrace Islam
-they died in Badr
-but the blind man embraced Islam

Narrated By Ibn 'Umar: The Prophet looked at the people of the well (the well in which the bodies of the pagans killed in the Battle of Badr were thrown) and said, "Have you found true what your Lord promised you?" Somebody said to him, "You are addressing dead people." He replied, "You do not hear better than they but they cannot reply." [al-Bukhari (1370) and Muslim (2874)]

The prophet said a hypocrite won’t have 2 characteristics:
1. Knowledge of the deen
2. Beautiful character

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]

-even though the imam is giving a khutba on Judgment day
-he is still sleeping
-because this man does not believe in that day
-even the shaytan does not doubt this day

[Iblīs (Satan)] said: "O my Lord! Give me then respite till the Day they (the dead) will be resurrected." (Al-Hijr 15:36)

So if the shaytan believes in Allah and Judgment Day why is he a kaafir?
-because he rebelled against Allah's haakimiyya
-he is a Mu'tazila, a rationalist
-who believes he has to be intellectually convinced to believe

The Jews are people whose hearts are hard
-Allah said;

Then, after that, your hearts were hardened and became as stones or even worse in hardness. And indeed, there are stones out of which rivers gush forth, and indeed, there are of them (stones) which split asunder so that water flows from them, and indeed, there are of them (stones) which fall down for fear of Allah. And Allah is not unaware of what you do. (Al-Baqarah 2:74)

-they saw many miracles
-from the rod to the whitening of Musa's hand to splitting of the sea
-also Allah sent the cloud to be an umbrella for them
-He also sent them manna and quails
-made the rock split into 12 water places
-made the dead man speak after he was murdered by his nephew

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)

They said, "Call upon your Lord for us that He may make plain to us what it is!" He said, "He says, 'Verily, it is a cow neither too old nor too young, but (it is) between the two conditions', so do what you are commanded." (Al-Baqarah 2:68)

Allah told them to kill a cow but they hesitated
-because they were not intellectually convinced

They also wrote the Talmud and preferred it to the Torah
-because they are Mu'tazila

They also committed much mischief on the land
-Allah said;

And We decreed for the Children of Israel in the Scripture, that indeed you would do mischief on the earth twice and you will become tyrants and extremely arrogant! (Al-Isra 17:4)


WHAT MAKES A PERSON BECOME HARD-HEARTED?


1. HARMFUL LISTENING

-listen to Qur'an
-how many times have you listened to Qur'an and cried
-when last did you hear a story of a sahabah and cried
-the prophet (saw) said 2 sets of eyes won’t touch Hellfire

Ibn Abbas (RA) reported that he heard Allah’s Messenger (SAW) say, ‘(There are) two eyes that the Fire will never touch, the eye that wept from fear of Allah and the eye that stood guard in the night in Allah’s path.” [Sunan Tirmidhi (4/175) No. 1639 and Shu'ab al-Eman al-Bayhaqi (3/227) No. 1639]

Some of you, your hearts rush towards gossip
-and you find Qur'an and Sunnah boring


2. HARMFUL VIEWING

-there is a movie called PRETTY WOMAN
-if you allow your daughter to watch it she is finished
-the shayateen of Hollywood made it to glorify prostitution
-if you also allow your son to watch DRAW BACK MOUNTAIN,
-he will be at risk of becoming a gay

They also make TELETUBBIES and the SIMPSONS TV SHOWS
-to glorify homosexuality and atheism

Some Muslims match and claim they are the gay Muslims
-this is what you get from living in darul hard
-and from harmful watching


3. HARMFUL COMPANY

Allah said:

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

-the prophet (saw) also said you belong to the religion of your friend
-stay away from bad company

It was narrated from Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri (RA) that he heard the Messenger of Allah (SAW) say, “Do not keep company with anyone but a believer and do not let anyone eat your food but one who is pious.” [Sunan Tirmidhi (4/600) No. 2395, Sunan Abu Dawood (4/259) No. 4832, Musnad Ahmad (3/38) No. 11355]

Abu Huraira (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, “A man is on the religion of his friend, so let each of you observe whom he be friends.” [Sunan Tirmidhi (4/589) No. 2378, Sunan Abu Dawud (4/259) No. 4833, Musnad Ahmad (2/334) No. 8398]

Allah said be in the company of good people


4. HARMFUL READING

-don’t read books written by hypocrites and apostates
-be careful of going to websites
-curiosity killed the cat so be careful

But they (men) have broken their religion among them into sects, each group rejoicing in its belief. (Al-Mu'minun 23:53)

Ahmad ibn Hanbal said don’t sit with the deviants
-because you become confused.com like when you stun the animal with electricity
-so stay away from the harmful halaqats, websites


5. NO DHIKR

Allah said;

Recite (O Muhammad SAW) what has been revealed to you of the Book (the Qur'ān), and perform As-Salāt (Iqamāt as Salāt). Verily, As-Salāt (the prayer) prevents from Al-Fahshā' (i.e. great sins of every kind, unlawful sexual intercourse, etc.) and Al-Munkar (i.e. disbelief, polytheism, and every kind of evil wicked deed, etc.) and the remembering (praising, etc.) of (you by) Allāh (in front of the angels) is greater indeed [than your remembering (praising, etc.) Allāh in prayers, etc.]. And Allāh knows what you do. (Al-'Ankabut 29:45)

Abu Huraira (RA) reported that Allah's Messenger (SAW) said, “The world, with all that it contains, is accursed except for dhikr (the remembrance of Allah) that which pleases Allah; and the religious scholars and seekers of knowledge.'' [Sunan Tirmidhi (4/561) 2322 and Sunan Ibn Majah (5/231) 4112, (Abu Eesa al-Tirmidhi said: this hadeeth is hasan ghareeb)]


6. NO SALAT


7. HARMFUL UPBRINGING

Abu Huraira (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger said, “Every child is born on the religion (of Islam). Then his parents make him a Jew, a Christian or a polytheist.” Someone said, “O Messenger of Allah, (what about) those who die before (their parents convert them)?” He said, “Allah knows best what they would have done (if they had survived).” [al-Bukhari (6599) and Muslim (2658)]

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]

-you can’t say i die as a Hindu because i was born so
-Allah won’t accept this as an excuse

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)

Or lest you should say: "It was only our fathers aforetime who took others as partners in worship along with Allāh, and we were (merely their) descendants after them; will You then destroy us because of the deeds of men who practised Al-Bātil (i.e. polytheism and committing crimes and sins, invoking and worshipping others besides Allāh)?" (Tafsir At-Tabarī). (Al-A'raf 7:173)