Tuesday, November 20, 2012

-385- The Fitna of the Job Environment

“The Fitna of the Job Environment”

By Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
08.27.2012 (Night Dars)

NOTES typed by AT7/AT21
Edited and Formatted by AT21/AT7


Recapping the previous lessons we have discussed in this series, thus far:

The last time we stopped at the clash of cultures

Narrated By As-Sab bin Jaththama : The Prophet passed by me at a place called Al-Abwa or Waddan, and was asked whether it was permissible to attack the pagan warriors at night with the probability of exposing their women and children to danger. The Prophet replied, "They (i.e. women and children) are from them (i.e. pagans)." I also heard the Prophet saying, "The institution of Hima is invalid except for Allah and His Apostle." [Sahih Bukhari Volume 004, Book 052, Hadith Number 256]

Sharh for the hadeeth:
-it means these kaafir kids that were the casualties of war (collateral damage)
-was not a deliberate act and it should always be expected
-also these kids have a 99% chance of being kaafirs
-people like to hang on to their culture even though it is kufr

Allah said:

When it is said to them: "Follow what Allah has sent down." They say: "Nay! We shall follow what we found our fathers following." (Would they do that!) Even though their fathers did not understand anything nor were they guided? (Al-Baqarah 2:170)

This ayah tells you that KAAFIRS will follow their parents into kufr
-Sikhs, Hindus, Christians, Jews, Buddhists
-kids like to be loyal to their parents
-when you want to practice a religion, you need to back it up with hujjah

"My parents doing it" is NOT hujjah for you
-the Berailvis pray to the graves because they found their parents doing it
-hujjah is when you can back up what you're doing with revealed text
-following parents is called animism (you animate another's behavior)


80% of women who work outside their home have had an affair
-this led scholars to say a woman's place is in her HOME
-men and women both have affairs from workplace
-you spend more time with your co-worker than your spouse
-if your home life is not 'roses' –
-you will turn to the person at work to listen to you predicament
-then they seduce you, (without realizing it sometimes)


And she, in whose house he was, sought to seduce him (to do an evil act), she closed the doors and said: "Come on, O you." He said: "I seek refuge in Allah (or Allah forbid)! Truly, he (your husband) is my master! He made my stay agreeable! (So I will never betray him). Verily, the Zālimûn (wrong and evil-doers) will never be successful." (Yusuf 12:23)

Women sexually harass men at work (not only men harassing)
-as we see from the story of Zulaika
-a woman who is the boss will seduce the younger male co-worker
-but you may think harassing is from men only
-but you forgot to read 12:23 and know the fiqhul waaqi

We suffer poverty often because of our own sins

It was narrated from Thawban that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "Nothing increases one's life span except righteousness and nothing repels the Divine decree except supplication, and a man may be deprived of provision by a sin that he commits."'[Sunan Ibn Majah (5/152) No. 4022, Musnad Ahmad (5/277) No. 22440, Mustadrak al-Haakim (1/670) No. 1814, Sahih Ibn Hibban (3/153) No. 872, al-Sunan al-Kubra al-Nasa'i (10/380) No. 11775]

It was narrated that 'Abdullah bin 'Umar said: "The Messenger of Allah (SAW) turned to us and said: 'O Muhajirin, there are five things with which you will be tested, and I seek refuge with Allah lest you live to see them: Immorality never appears among a people to such an extent that they commit it openly, but plagues and diseases that were never known among the predecessors will spread among them. They do not cheat in weights and measures but they will be stricken with famine, severe calamity and the oppression of their rulers. They do not withhold the Zakah of the wealth, but rain will be withheld from the sky, and were it not for the animals, no rain would fall on them. They do not break the covenant with Allah and His Messenger, but Allah will enable their enemies to overpower them and take some of what is in their hands. Unless their leaders rule according to the Book of Allah and seek all good from that which Allah has revealed, Allah will cause them to fight one another. [Sunan Ibn Majah (Arabic/English), Vol. 5, pg. 222-223, Hadith #4019]

-at the job environment many people think if they don’t have affairs
-they won’t get promoted
-so many brothers don’t allow their wives to work
-because they are afraid of the job environment
-a challenge to the ummah of Muhammad (saw)

Only the strong survive in such environments
-the weak stray by the wayside
-even if you are a shaikh, you are not allowed to be in seclusion with a woman
-not even when you are teaching Qur’an

Narrated Umar ibn al-Khattab: The Prophet said, "...Whenever a man is alone with a woman the Devil makes a third..." [Musnad Ahmad (1/26) No. 177, Sunan Tirmidhi (4/465) No. 2165, Mustadrak al-Haakim (1/197) No. 387, Sahih Ibn Hibban (12/399) No. 5586, Nasa'i in 'Sunan al-Kubra' (5/387) No. 9219]

The story of Barseesa
-he was a pious monk who was led astray by shaytan
-this man was very pious but he was in seclusion with a woman
-and ended up committing zina
-while he was caring for a sister entrusted to him by her brothers
-but this took place over many years
-it is called sequential persuasion / classical conditioning

When you are alone with the opposite sex you should be very careful
-because this is very dangerous
-the workplace environment causes you to enter into sins, such as ZINA
-this is why we're warning you about the workplace and
-showing hujjah from Qur'an to confirm it

Do not under estimate the job environment
-Muslim doctors have affairs with the nurses
-you need taqwa to survive in the job environment
-and this is in darul harb

The job environment is a bigger fitna for kuffaar as well
-there was a Hollywood movie about the job environment

Some men like to target married women
-because they can have an affair with her with no strings attached
-they don’t have to spend on her
-and she has a marriage to sustain so she has to keep quiet about the affair

Allah told the wives of the prophet (saw) that when they speak they should not be soft
-some men have a disease in their hearts

O wives of the Prophet! You are not like any other women. If you keep your duty (to Allah), then be not soft in speech, lest he in whose heart is a disease (of hypocrisy, or evil desire for adultery, etc.) should be moved with desire, but speak in an honourable manner. (Al-Ahzab 33:32)

Not every married woman is happy
-she may be married but her husband does not buy her gifts or take her out
-so some men target these women and seduce them
-they use romantic words to weaken her since she is unhappy in her marriage

Allah said:

Or do you think that most of them hear or understand? They are only like cattle; nay, they are even farther astray from the Path. (i.e. even worse than cattle). (Al-Furqan 25:44)

The kaafir worships his belly and private part
-that's why Allah said they are beneath the cattle

Everybody is hitting on everybody at the job environment
-but if you wear the hijab they may not hit on you
-unless you wear the Rita Marley hijab

Allah said:

O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks (veils) all over their bodies (i.e. Screen themselves completely except the eyes or one eye to see the way). That will be better, that they should be known (as free respectable women) so as not to be annoyed. And Allah is Ever Oft Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Al-Ahzab 33:59)

Jabir ibn Abdullah reported: I observed prayer with the Messenger of Allah on the Id day. He commenced with prayer before the sermon, without adhan or iqama. He then stood up leaning on Bilal and he commanded (them) to be on guard (against evil for the sake of) Allah and he exhorted (them) on obedience to Him, and he preached to the people and admonished them. He then walked on till he came to the women and preached to them and admonished them and encouraged them to give alms, for most of them are the fuel for Hell. A woman having a dark spot on her cheek stood up and said, "Why is it so, Messenger of Allah?". He said, "For you grumble often and show ingratitude to your spouses". And they began to give alms out of their ornaments such as their earrings and rings, which they threw in the cloak of Bilal. [Sahih Muslim, Book 4, Hadith #1926]

-so Allah is telling us if you wear the hijab you will be respected
-and won’t be hit at
-it is very rare for them to hit on you (make an indecent proposal)

The Rasul (saw) warned against seclusion
-and this can happen at the work place
-so it is a challenge facing the ummah of Muhammad (saw)


Allah said:

O you who believe! You are forbidden to inherit women against their will, and you should not treat them with harshness, that you may take away part of the Mahr you have given them, unless they commit open illegal sexual intercourse. And live with them honourably. If you dislike them, it may be that you dislike a thing and Allah brings through it a great deal of good. (An-Nisa 4:19)

-so we won’t say much about this topic
-we will give the Quranic verse and that is sufficient
-this was the attitude of Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab
-e.g. if you should ask him about the palm readers
-he will bring you the hadeeth of the prophet
-there are no buts
-once the hujjah is given khalaas

Ali sent ibn Abbaas (r.a) to debate the Khawarij
-they had 3 grudges which were all refuted by ibn Abbaas

If you fear a breach between them twain (the man and his wife), appoint (two) arbitrators, one from his family and the other from her's; if they both wish for peace, Allah will cause their reconciliation. Indeed Allah is Ever All Knower, Well Acquainted with all things. (An-Nisa 4:35)

-after the hujjah was established those that returned to ASWJ were spared
-but those who didn’t were fought
-so we don’t need an entire speech on forced marriages
-only one ayah is sufficient

O you who believe! You are forbidden to inherit women against their will, and you should not treat them with harshness, that you may take away part of the Mahr you have given them, unless they commit open illegal sexual intercourse. And live with them honourably. If you dislike them, it may be that you dislike a thing and Allah brings through it a great deal of good. (An-Nisa 4:19)

During the time of the prophet (saw) a woman's marriage was annulled
-because it was forced

It was narrated from 'Aishah: "A girl came to her and said: 'My father married me to his brother's son so that he might raise his own status thereby, and I was unwilling.' She said: 'Sit here until the Prophet (SAW) comes.' Then the Messenger of Allah (SAW) came, and I told him (what she had said). He sent word to her father, calling him, and he left the matter up to her. She said: 'O Messenger of Allah, I accept what my father did, but I wanted to know whether women have any say in the matter."' [Sunan An-Nasa'i (Arabic/English), Vol 4, p.124-125, Hadith #3271]

-many of you condemn the tyrannical rulers but you force your daughters to get married
-you are oppressing them
-so why condemn the oppressive leaders when you oppress your own daughters too

Narrated Khansa bint Khidam Al-Ansariya that her father gave her in marriage when she was a matron and she disliked that marriage. So she went to Allah's Apostle and he declared that marriage invalid. (Bukhari Vol 7, Book 62, No 69)

Forced marriages can be annulled
-and these marriages are an epidemic in the Pakistani community


Assalamu alaikum Shaikh, when someone does the fasting of Dawud, and there is a Monday or Thursday a non-fasting day, can they do these days too or does this mess the Dawud-fasting-rhythm? JZK


Don’t worry about the rhythm
-if you do the fast of David don’t worry about the rhythm
-continue the fast
-just fast no matter what day it falls on


Assalamu alaikum sheikh, can a woman marry a man who has a hernia as long as it doesn’t interfere with his sexual performance?


-he should seek medical attention
-but you can marry him


Can we sign petitions for certain causes?


-the kuffar canvassed and said they should stop the embargo on the Muslims
-this is the evidence used to say that it is not haram
-but the best petition is jihad fisabilillah

Fight against them so that Allāh will punish them by your hands and disgrace them and give you victory over them and heal the breasts of a believing people, (At-Tawbah 9:14)

-Jihad is better than petition
-the only thing that can heal your bosom is jihad against the kuffar


I’m given the permission to work by my husband in his absence but after what sheikh said I’m kind of scared, what should i do now?


-Muslimah can work if job environment is not a fitna for her deen or chastity


Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuhu shaikh, can menstruating women enter the masjid or sit in the prayer area of the mosque?


-the hadith says that all should come to the eid salah but
-the menstruating women cannot sit at the salah area
-some scholars allow them to hold the Quran

Umm Atiyah reported: "The Messenger of Allah (saw) commanded us to bring out on Eid ul-Fitr-al-Fitr and Eid ul-Fitr-al-Adha, young women, hijab-observing adult women and the menstruating women. [MUSLIM]


Assalamu alaikum Sheikh, I've moved to Canada recently, are you aware of any brothers/masjids in Toronto, Canada who are on the same aqeeda as us? Or if you can ask the brothers here to contact me?


-shaikh will ask a friend in Canada
-hard to find masajid on our aqeeda in the west
-they close them down
-the knights Templers, free masons like to hear such stances against Jihad and Mujahideen

Rather pray behind al-muhajiroon than behind Saudi Salafi or Tabliq Jamm’ah
-but Salah behind Tabliq Jamm’ah is not baatil
-they are just jaahil in case of Tawheed
-the Saudi Salafis know the Tauheed by hujjah but rejected it
-therefore salah behind them is baatil




Assalamu alaikum shaikh, i work at a college and there are sisters there who want to get married but their parents don't let them marry a Muslim man if he doesn’t have money the parents rather to marry them to a kaffir. Can we find a way to end this evil desire of the patents?


-Shaikh will teach a class on the hypocrisy of parents
-if you follow the parents, you may never marry
-you won't study Islam either
-parents hate Muslims, they rather others than a Muslim
-they want you to study computers
-they don't want you to make hijrah either
-you may never go for jihad training
-they want you to stay in darul hard to chase the dunya


Regarding the question from the other person, is the sheikh talking about petition like in the UK where they sign and it goes to house of parliament for MP's to make judgement? Is that not seeking judgement from kufr courts i thought only the person in prison can do that can u elaborate insha Allah?


-when you sign a petition you take it to the HOUSE OF COMMONS or Downing Street
-they read it and make a decision
-but petitions do not work
-jihad fisabilillah is the only petition that works

Fight against them so that Allāh will punish them by your hands and disgrace them and give you victory over them and heal the breasts of a believing people, (At-Tawbah 9:14)

-1 million people marched AGAINST IRAQ WAR but Tony Blair still went to war

-it is a waste of time
-n3m it is seeking judgment from the MPs
-and can amount to shirk of haakimiyya

Petitions and demonstrations means wasting time, the best move against the evil is Jihad.


Assalamu alaikum, does the verse which says the wives of the prophet should speak softly apply to the sisters of the ummah?


-it applies to every woman
-her voice when beautified becomes a fitna

O wives of the Prophet! You are not like any other women. If you keep your duty (to Allāh), then be not soft in speech, lest he in whose heart is a disease (of hypocrisy, or evil desire for adultery, etc.) should be moved with desire, but speak in an honourable manner. (Al-Ahzab 33:32)

-does not apply to a 70 year old woman


When is the excuse of ignorance allowed?


-it is allowed if it is not the SHIRK OF IBAADAH
-a woman slept with her slave boy (she was married)
-she told Umar he was her concubine
-she didn't do shirk; she did zina

Drinking alcohol can NOT be compared to worshiping graves
-but the internet will sway UNSUSPECTING Muslims

Narrated from Anas (RA) that a man said: “O Messenger of Allah, where is my father?” He said: “In Hell.” When he turned away he called him back and said: “My father and your father are in Hell.” [Sahih Muslim (Vol. 1, pg. 191) No. 203]

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)

Remember to quote that hadeeth as hujjah
-we do not give excuse of ignorance on shirk matters