Saturday, November 24, 2012

-391- Allah's Blessings To Mankind

ALLAH'S BLESSINGS TO MANKIND (1-9)

By Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
09.04.2012 to 09-06-2012 (Night Dars)


NOTES typed by AT-21 and AT-7
Edited and Formatted by AT7 and AT21


Bismillah...


This topic was prepared so we are not ungrateful to Allah 'tala
-sometimes we look at our poverty and think Allah abandoned us
-but look at the man in a wheelchair without the ability we have to walk around
-look at the man beneath you so you can say ALHAMDULILLAH
-this is a reminder to Shaikh and ourselves that we should be THANKFUL TO ALLAH

Allah said :

Verily, spendthrifts are brothers of the Shayatin (devils), and the Shaitan (Devil Satan) is ever ungrateful to his Lord. (Al-Isra 17:27)

This ayah says ungratefulness is an attribute of the shaytan
-kaafirs are also ungrateful
-they use us for 4 things and then they dump us

1) KNOWLEDGE
2) CONTACTS
3) MONEY
4) ZINA

KNOWLEDGE: they might come to you for financial advice for FREE
CONTACTS: maybe you know important people

Living in a capitalist society, where people are materialistic

Allah says:

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)

-kuffaar will do anything to get rich even to sell their own mothers

Allah says:

And He gave you of all that you asked for, and if you count the Blessings of Allah, never will you be able to count them. Verily! Man is indeed an extreme wrong-doer, - a disbeliever (an extreme ingrate, denies Allah’s Blessings by disbelief, and by worshipping others besides Allah, and by disobeying Allah and His Prophet Muhammad SAW). (Ibrahim 14:34)

We are insecure about many things, such as how we look
-but we have a dua to recite whenever we look in the mirror

Aisha narrated the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: اللهم أحسنت خلقي فأحسن خلقي "Allahumma ahsanta khalqi fa ahsin khulqi". (O Allah, just as You have made my external features beautiful, make my character beautiful as well"). [Musnad Ahmad (6/68) No. 24437 and (6/155) No. 25262]

"Allahumma anta hasanta khalqi fa ahsin khuluqi"
-make my character as beautiful as my appearance

In order for us to appreciate Allah's blessings, we have 3 conditions to meet
-if we miss one, we are not appreciating Him (swt)

1. RECOGNIZE THE BLESSING WITH YOUR HEART

2. EXPRESS THANKFULNESS WITH OUR TONGUE BY SAYING "ALHAMDULILLAH"
-even Christians say 'Alhamdulillah' and 'Halleluiah' [praise you Lord]
-but they went astray in regard to tawheed Rububiyya
-they think Jesus is ALSO their Lord
-they must be called to tawheed first
-they think God beget a son so they don't know who is their God

3. UTILIZE THE BARAKAH IN THE HALAL WAY
-beauty is a barakah so many doors are open to you
-you'll never see an ugly receptionist at a 5-star hotel
-this girl would bring ill-repute to the hotel
-you'll never see an ugly girl reading the news on TV (many women are wearing hijab now)
-dentists and doctors don't employee ugly receptionists
-pretty women can marry a millionaire; you don't even need to work
-he would employ someone to do the work for the pretty wife

~A PRETTY WOMAN WITHOUT TAQWAH IS A SHAYTAN WALKING ON THE LAND~

SHAIKH IN THE UK
-he was in jail with another Jamaican man who had 27 kids with 10 different women
-this man had barakah (potency) but he took it for granted
-many men live their lives on the pill VIAGRA but it can give you heart-attack
-many men with this barakah misuse it and sleep with many women

~THE WHITE MAN IS INTELLIGENT BUT HE IS NOT WISE~

He leads the world in technology
-he genetically modifies animals using his barakah (intelligence) in the wrong way
-the same as with the atomic bomb in WORLD WAR II

When we have Allah's barakah and don't utilize it in the right way
-we fail His (swt) test

ROCK HUDSON, LIBERACE, FREDDIE MERCURY
-these 3 men were handsome and they died from AIDS because they had no taqwa
-they made the AIDS virus become famous

~ A HANDSOME MAN WITHOUT TAQWAH IS A SHAYTAN WALKING ON THE LAND~

ALLAH MIGHT TAKE AWAY YOUR BARAKAH
-refugees who go to the UK, seeking refugees 'status'
-are called scroungers by the Sun newspaper
-when the fitna broke out with the Alouis in Syria, 100,000 refugees went into Turkey
-50,000 more went to Iraq and Jordan
-in Germany, if 5,000 only had gone there, it would be an OUTCRY
-this shows you the Islamic superiority over the kaafir Europeans

AUSTRALIA
-large country with hardly anyone living there
-there should be 300 million there

CANADA
-they should have 500 million living there
-this is because the white man can't share
-they don't give VISAS because they can't share

So yes, Allah can give you a barakah and then TAKE IT BACK
-in UK, 1 million sheep were killed overnight because of FOOT and MOUTH disease

LINK http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-28230/Prince-speaks-foot-mouth.html


STORY OF 3 MEN
-one blind, one a leper and a bald man

Narrated By Abu Huraira: that he heard Allah's Apostle saying, "Allah willed to test three Israelis who were a Leper, a blind man and a bald-headed man. So, he sent them an angel who came to the leper and said, 'What thing do you like most?' He replied, "Good color and good skin, for the people have a strong aversion to me.' The angel touched him and his illness was cured, and he was given a good color and beautiful skin. The angel asked him, 'What kind of property do you like best?' He replied, 'Camels (or cows).' (The narrator is in doubt, for either the leper or the bald-headed man demanded camels and the other demanded cows.) So he (i.e. the leper) was given a pregnant she-camel, and the angel said (to him), 'May Allah bless you in it.' The angel then went to the bald-headed man and said, 'What thing do you like most?' He said, 'I like good hair and wish to be cured of this disease, for the people feel repulsion for me.' The angel touched him and his illness was cured, and he was given good hair. The angel asked (him), 'What kind of property do you like bests' He replied, 'Cows,' The angel gave him a pregnant cow and said, 'May Allah bless you in it.' The angel went to the blind man and asked, 'What thing do you like best?' He said, '(I like) that Allah may restore my eye-sight to me so that I may see the people.' The angel touched his eyes and Allah gave him back his eye-sight. The angel asked him, "What kind of property do you like best?' He replied, 'Sheep.' The angel gave him a pregnant sheep. Afterwards, all the three pregnant animals gave birth to young ones, and multiplied and brought forth so much that one of the (three) men had a herd of camels filling a valley, and one had a herd of cows filling a valley, and one had a flock of sheep filling a valley. Then the angel, disguised in the shape and appearance of a leper, went to the leper and said, I am a poor man, who has lost all means of livelihood while on a journey. So none will satisfy my need except Allah and then you. In the Name of Him Who has given you such nice color and beautiful skin, and so much property, I ask you to give me a camel so that I may reach my destination. The man replied, 'I have many obligations (so I cannot give you).' The angel said, 'I think I know you; were you not a leper to whom the people had a strong aversion? Weren't you a poor man, and then Allah gave you (all this property).' He replied, '(This is all wrong), I got this property through inheritance from my fore-fathers' The angel said, 'If you are telling a lie, then let Allah make you as you were before.' Then the angel, disguised in the shape and appearance of a bald man, went to the bald man and said to him the same as he told the first one, and he too answered the same as the first one did. The angel said, 'If you are telling a lie, then let Allah make you as you were before.' The angel, disguised in the shape of a blind man, went to the blind man and said, 'I am a poor man and a traveler, whose means of livelihood have been exhausted while on a journey. I have nobody to help me except Allah, and after Him, you yourself. I ask you in the Name of Him Who has given you back your eye-sight to give me a sheep, so that with its help, I may complete my journey' The man said, 'No doubt, I was blind and Allah gave me back my eye-sight; I was poor and Allah made me rich; so take anything you wish from my property. By Allah, I will not stop you for taking anything (you need) of my property which you may take for Allah's sake.' The angel replied, 'Keep your property with you. You (i.e 3 men) have been tested and Allah is pleased with you and is angry with your two companions." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol.4, Book 56, Hadith #670]

-the leper and the bald men were cured and the blind man was, too
-they were all given barakah
-the leper & the bald man said they could not return one of their barakah
-and since they lied, they were returned to their previous states
-but the blind man was happy to share his barakah and for being willing,
-he was allowed to keep it all

Allah said:

For each (person), there are angels in succession, before and behind him.[] They guard him by the Command of Allah. Verily! Allah will not change the good condition of a people as long as they do not change their state of goodness themselves (by committing sins and by being ungrateful and disobedient to Allah). But when Allah wills a people's punishment, there can be no turning back of it, and they will find besides Him no protector. (Ra'd 13:11)

The tafseer of 13:11;
-if you're living in prosperity, Allah 'tala will never change the prosperity for poverty
-unless you abandon the deen
-and if you're living in a state of poverty, Allah will not replace it with prosperity
-unless you return to the deen
-this is one of the few times you can get 2 different tafseer for one ayah

Shaikh in Jamaica
-he saw a man begging outside of BURGER KING
-he was told that the man used to be rich
-but when he had wealth he drank alcohol, took drugs and had many girlfriends
-Allah 'tala possibly took away the man's barakah

~A FOOL AND HIS MONEY WILL SOON DEPART~
-this is a law of nature
-nothing wastes money faster than gambling, drinking, womanizing and taking drugs


1. THE BLESSING OF ISLAM
-it's unique because Allah gives food, clothing, shelter and water to everyone
-in Brazil, China, Europe, and US, they have huge rivers
-they receive the barakah of water
-but the barakah of Islam is only given by Allah 'tala to those whom He (swt) loves

Allah said:

Verily! You (O Muhammad SAW) guide not whom you like, but Allah guides whom He wills. And He knows best those who are the guided. (Al-Qasas 28:56)

What is Islam? Is it peace? No. It is total submission to Allah 'tala

Abdullah Tuwayjiri, Abdur Rahman al Barak, Nasir al Aql, Nasir Umar, Abdul Wahhab Tariri, Muhammad Salih al Munajjid

-these are heavy-weight scholars of Shaikh from Muhammad Ibn Saud University

Abdullah Tuwayjiri's definition of Islam to Shaikh while he was in university was:

"Surrender to Allah with tawheed and to Submit to Allah with obedience and to Renounce shirk and the people of shirk"

Truly, the religion with Allah is Islām. Those who were given the Scripture (Jews and Christians) did not differ except, out of mutual jealousy, after knowledge had come to them. And whoever disbelieves in the Ayāt (proofs, evidences, verses, signs, revelations, etc.) of Allah, then surely, Allah is Swift in calling to account. (Aali Imran 3:19)

And whoever seeks a religion other than Islām, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers. (Aali Imran 3:85)

It is narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "By Him in Whose hand is the life of Muhammad, any Christian or Jew who heard about me and died whilst rejecting me, such a person is in the hell fire to abide there forever." [Sahih Muslim (1/134) No. 153 and Musnad Ahmad (2/350) No. 8594]

Verily! Those who believe and those who are Jews and Christians, and Sabians, whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day and do righteous good deeds shall have their reward with their Lord, on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve . (Al-Baqarah 2:62)

Murjia / Soofis do not make takfir on even Christians; they quote 2:62 as their hujjah
-they explain Qur'an with their own opinion
-they don't know the tafseer of the ayah
-but Allah said:

Verily, those who disbelieve (in the religion of Islām, the Qur’an and Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him)) from among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) and Al-Mushrikûn will abide in the Fire of Hell. They are the worst of creatures. (Al-Baiyinah 98:6)

-the tafseer is that there is no hope for the Christians
-because they don't accept Muhammad (pbuh) as the Final Messenger

PROOF THAT ISLAM IS A GIFT FROM ALLAH 'tala
-you might see a Muslimah who wears hijab and prays 5 times a day
-having a sister in her home (from same mother/father) but the blood-sister is not practicing
-why does this happen? because Islam is a gift from Allah 'tala
-there's only one al Hadi (our Guide)
-He (swt) guides to Islam whom He (swt) wills

Verily! You (O Muhammad SAW) guide not whom you like, but Allah guides whom He wills. And He knows best those who are the guided. (Al-Qasas 28:56)

Taariq bin Shihab reports that when Umar (RA) was travelling to Shaam, Abu Ubaydah bin Jarraah (RA) was accompanying him. When they arrived at a point where they had to wade across, Umar (RA) alighted from his camel, removed his leather socks and threw them over his shoulders. He then took hold of the reins of the camel and waded through. "O Ameerul Mu'mineen!" Abu Ubaydah (RA) said, "Are you doing that?! Do you also remove your leather socks, throw them over your shoulders, take hold of the reins of the camel and then wade through?! I would not like the people of that city (where we are headed) to see you like this." "O, Abu Ubaydah! Had anyone other than you made such a statement, I would have made him a lesson for the Ummah of Muhammad (SAW). We were once amongst the lowest of people, but Allah gave us honour because of Islam. As soon as we start to seek honour in avenues other than that in which Allaah has granted us honour, Allaah will then humiliate us." [Mustadrak al-Hakim (1/130) No. 207]

And whoever seeks a religion other than Islām, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers. (Aali Imran 3:85)



2. THE BLESSING OF "SELF-CONTENTMENT"
-many kuffaar live their lives on anti-depressants; they have insomnia;
-they are schizophrenic (hearing voices)
-they have disorders such as OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE or BI-POLAR or HYPER-ACTIVITY
-a bi-polar person is an angel for a period of time and then they snap
-(ANGEL to a SHAYTAAN)

"From the evil of the whisperer (devil who whispers evil in the hearts of men) who withdraws (from his whispering in one's heart after one remembers Allah), (An-Nas 114:4)

How do men hear voices? Whose voice is it? It is the voice of shaytan
-so, why give them tablets/pills to stop the voices they hear?
-the doctors say they have a 'chemical imbalance' in their brain
-this disease is above the doctors because this is a SPIRITUAL disease

And whosoever turns away (blinds himself) from the remembrance of the Most Beneficent (Allah) (i.e. this Qur’an and worship of Allah), We appoint for him Shaitān (Satan devil) to be a Qarīn (an intimate companion) to him. (Az-Zukhruf 43:36)

-the man has a devil appointed to him, so tablets can NOT stop the voices he hears
-doctors give a physical diagnosis because the doctors are SECULAR and not spiritual
-sometimes these diagnoses are laughable

When a Muslim is 40 years old, he looks 10 years younger
-kaafirs look much older than they are
-this is because they have no self-contentment
-this rich man has self-contentment

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)]

In New York, you have stress and the trains run 24 hours
-this is because the people there can't sleep
-Shaikh found the same thing in Hong Kong
-so they become a 24 hour society

"But whosoever turns away from My Reminder (i.e. neither believes in this Qur’an nor acts on its orders, etc.) verily, for him is a life of hardship, and We shall raise him up blind on the Day of Resurrection." (Ta-Ha 20:124)

He will say: "O my Lord! Why have you raised me up blind, while I had sight (before)." (Ta-Ha 20:125)

(Allah) will say: "Like this, Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) came unto you, but you disregarded them (i.e. you left them, did not think deeply in them, and you turned away from them), and so this Day, you will be neglected (in the Hell-fire, away from Allah's Mercy)." (Ta-Ha 20:126)

-when we're not content, we suffer from diseases such as diabetes,
-cancer, brain illness, heart diseases, mental illness
-so don't take this barakah for granted; say ALHAMDULILLAH,
-I don't live my life on PROZAC

Ibn Abbas (RA) narrated the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "Be mindful of Allah, and you will find Him in front of you. Remember Allah in times of ease and prosperity, and He will remember you in times of adversity..." [Musnad Ahmad (1/307) No. 2804, Mustadrak al-Haakim (3/624) No. 6304]

-these Prozac tablets don't work; they tend to make you suicidal
-Muslims going to a kaafir for psychiatrist advice, this is embarrassing
-going to groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous, this is also embarrassing
-you need to have IZZA (pride) so you're not full of shame
-sitting with the kuffaar, seeking help from their kaafir sources, this is embarrassing
-you can't be seen going to these clinics


3. THE BLESSING OF EMAAN
-there is a difference between emaan and Islam
-Angel Gabriel separated these two

He asked, “And what is Islam?” He said, ‘It is. to testify that there is no God but Allah and that Muhammad is His slave and His Messenger (SAW) to establish the Salah, to pay the Zakah, to perform pilgrimage of the House and to fast in Ramadan.’ He said, "You have spoken rightly"; and we were amazed at him asking him and saying that he had spoken rightly. He [the man] then said, "Tell me about iman." The Prophet (SAW) said, "It is to believe in Allah, His Angels, His Books, His Messengers, and the Last Day, and to believe in divine destiny (qadr), both the good and the evil of it." He said, "You have spoken rightly." [Bukhari 47, Muslim 4, Tirmidhi 2619, Abu Dawud 4695, Nisai 5005, Ibn Majah 63, Ahmed 184]

The Bedouins say: "We believe." Say: "You believe not but you only say, 'We have surrendered (in Islām),' for Faith has not yet entered your hearts. But if you obey Allah and His Messenger (SAW), He will not decrease anything in reward for your deeds. Verily, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful." (Al-Hujurat 49:14)

Narrated By Sa'd: Allah's Apostle distributed (Zakat) amongst (a group of) people while I was sitting there but Allah's Apostle left a man whom I thought the best of the lot. I asked, "O Allah's Apostle! Why have you left that person? By Allah I regard him as a faithful believer." The Prophet commented: "Or merely a Muslim." I remained quiet for a while, but could not help repeating my question because of what I knew about him. And then asked Allah's Apostle, "Why have you left so and so? By Allah! He is a faithful believer." The Prophet again said, "Or merely a Muslim." And I could not help repeating my question because of what I knew about him. Then the Prophet said, "O Sa'd! I give to a person while another is dearer to me, for fear that he might be thrown on his face in the Fire by Allah." [al-Bukhari (27) and Muslim (150)]

A Muslim believes in Allah, His Messenger, Qur'an, Qadr
-but he might have a weakness of drinking alcohol or taking drugs

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]


Muslims believe in the 6 pillars of emaan but they still might have a weakness
-Mu’min are Muslims but not all Muslims are Mu’min



4. THE BLESSING OF THE ISLAMIC BROTHERHOOD AND SISTERHOOD

The believers are nothing else than brothers (in Islāmic religion). So make reconciliation between your brothers, and fear Allah, that you may receive mercy. (Al-Hujurat 49:10)

Our foundation is La ilaha il Allah, Muhammad ur Rasool Allah

The Free Masons / Knights Templars call themselves a "brotherhood"
-those who studied Islamic history say
-they never before saw people like those who followed Muhammad (saw)

Muhammad (SAW) is the Messenger of Allah, and those who are with him are severe against disbelievers, and merciful among themselves. You see them bowing and falling down prostrate (in prayer), seeking Bounty from Allah and (His) Good Pleasure. The mark of them (i.e. of their Faith) is on their faces (foreheads) from the traces of (their) prostration (during prayers). This is their description in the Taurāt (Torah). But their description in the Injeel (Gospel) is like a (sown) seed which sends forth its shoot, then makes it strong, it then becomes thick, and it stands straight on its stem, delighting the sowers that He may enrage the disbelievers with them. Allah has promised those among them who believe (i.e. all those who follow Islāmic Monotheism, the religion of Prophet Muhammad SAW till the Day of Resurrection) and do righteous good deeds, forgiveness and a mighty reward (i.e. Paradise). (Al-Fath 48:29)


If you love kuffaar and hate Muslims, you're Khawarij

The Prophet said, "Out of the offspring of this man, there will be people who will recite the Quran but it will not go beyond their throats, and they will go out of Islam as an arrow goes out through the game, and they will kill the Muslims and leave the idolaters. Should I live till they appear, I would kill them as the Killing of the nation of 'Ad." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 9, Book 93, Hadith #527]


One time people came to eat at the home of a Sahabi
-but he was concerned there wasn't enough food for his guests
-so he ate his food in the dark, without light,
-he "appeared" to be eating but he was making sure there was food for the guests

And those who, before them, had homes (in Al-Madinah) and had adopted the Faith, love those who emigrate to them, and have no jealousy in their breasts for that which they have been given (from the booty of Banī An-Nadīr), and give them (emigrants) preference over themselves, even though they were in need of that. And whosoever is saved from his own covetousness, such are they who will be the successful. (Al-Hashr 59:9)

At the battle of Yarmook the Sahabah would give the little water they had to each other
-preferring others over themselves

Habeeb bin Abi Thaabit narrates that Haarith bin Hishaam, Ikrama bin Abi Jahal and Ayaash bin Rabee'ah (RA) were all fatally wounded during the Battle of Yarmook. When Haarith bin Hishaam asked for some water and was about to drink it, Ikrama looked at him. Haarith said, "Give the water to Ikrama." When Ikrama took the water, Ayaash looked at him. Ikrama therefore asked that the water be given to Ayaash. However, before the water could reach Ayaash he had already passed away. By the time the water reached the others, they had also passed away. [Haakim has reported it in his Mustadrak, Vol.3 Pg.242]

If you say Our Arab brother, you're saying Bashar Assad is your brother
-we are Muslims and this is not a race-thing
-the black kaafir and a dog have NO differences
-their hearts are alike
-this is not a color thing; the black kaafir will kill you
-if he had the weapons of the white man

Narrated By Abu Huraira: The Prophet (SAW); said, "Dhus-Suwaiqa-tain (literally: One with two lean legs) from Ethiopia will demolish the Ka'ba." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 2, Book 26, Hadith #661]

Narrated By Ibn Abbas: The Prophet said, "As if I were looking at him, a black person with thin legs plucking the stones of the Ka'ba one after another." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 2, Book 26, Hadith #665]

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

We're not to say MY PAKISTANI BROTHER, MY INDIAN BROTHER
-the only brotherhood we know is the Islamic Brotherhood /Sisterhood
-you can even lie to reconcile those within these brotherhoods
-these are sacred

The believers are nothing else than brothers (in Islāmic religion). So make reconciliation between your brothers, and fear Allah, that you may receive mercy. (Al-Hujurat 49:10)

...Ibn Shihab said he did not hear that exemption was granted in anything what the people speak as lie but in three cases: in battle, for bringing reconciliation amongst persons and the narration of the words of the husband to his wife, and the narration of the words of a wife to her husband (in a twisted form in order to bring reconciliation between them). [Sahih Muslim, Book 32, Hadith #6303]

~When you love Allah 'tala, consequently, you'll love each other~

Abu Huraira (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, “By Him in Whose Hand is my life, you will not enter Paradise till you believe, and you will not believe till you love each other. Shall I not guide you to something which if you do, you will love each other? Give currency to salaam between yourselves.” [Sahih Muslim (1/74) No. 54, Sunan Abu Dawud (4/350) No. 5193, Sunan Tirmidhi (5/52) 2688, Sunan Ibn Majah (1/47) No. 68, Musnad Ahmad (2/477) No. 10180, al-Adab al-Mufrad al-Bukhari (980)]



5. THE BLESSING OF YOUR LIFE PARTNER (HUSBAND OR WIFE)

And among His Signs is this, that He created for you wives from among yourselves, that you may find repose in them, and He has put between you affection and mercy. Verily, in that are indeed signs for a people who reflect. (Ar-Rum 30:21)

People who are single are losers because they have no life partner
-when you have chemistry, this is a great barakah
-physical, spiritual, intellectual and cultural chemistry
-do not marry beneath your status

Men need chemistry more than women
-because they need to be physically attracted in order to "rise" (erection)

Kuffaar: did a census and realized that married people live longer than single people

It was narrated that Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas said: The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “There are four things that are essential for happiness: a righteous wife, a spacious home, a good neighbour and a sound means of transportation. And there are four things that make one miserable: a bad neighbour, a bad wife, a small house and a bad means of transportation.” [Narrated by Ibn Hibban in al-Saheehah (Vol. 9, pg.340) No. 4032]

The good of the dunya are 4 things:

1) Pious wife 2) spacious home 3) reliable transportation 4) good neighbor
-the righteous wife was the first thing the Rasool (pbuh) mentioned

Julaybib, a righteous Sahabah
-he was hunch-back and not handsome but righteous
-the Rasool (saw) made it a duty to find Julaybib a wife
-he went to the house of a man of the Ansars to ask for a sister there as a wife

Abu Barzah Al-Aslami said: "Julaybib was a man who used to enter upon women and joke with them. I said to my wife, ‘Do not let Julaybib enter upon you, for if he enters upon you I shall do such and such.' If any of the Ansar had a single female relative, they would not arrange a marriage for her until they found out whether the Prophet wanted to marry her or not. The Prophet said to one of the Ansar: (Give me your daughter for marriage). He said, ‘Yes, O Messenger of Allah, it would be an honor and a blessing.' He said, (I do not want her for myself). He said, ‘Then for whom, O Messenger of Allah?' He said, (For Julaybib). He said, ‘O Messenger of Allah, let me consult her mother.' So he went to the girl's mother and said, ‘The Messenger of Allah is proposing marriage for your daughter.' She said, ‘Yes, it would be a pleasure.' He said, ‘He is not proposing to marry her himself, he is proposing on behalf of Julaybib.' She said, ‘What! Julaybib No, by Allah, we will not marry her to him.' When he wanted to get up and go to the Messenger of Allah to tell him what the girl's mother had said, the girl asked, ‘Who is asking for my hand!' So her mother told her, and she said, ‘Are you refusing to follow the command of the Messenger of Allah? Follow his command, for I will not come to any harm.' So her father went to the Messenger of Allah and said, ‘Deal with her as you wish.' So he married her to Julaybib. Then the Messenger of Allah went out on one of his military campaigns, and after Allah had granted him victory, he said to his Companions, may Allah be pleased with them, (See whether there is anybody missing), They said, ‘We have lost so-and-so, and so-and-so.' He said, (See if there is anybody missing). They said, ‘No one.' He said: (But I see that Julaybib is missing). He said: (Go and look for him among the dead). So they looked for him, and found him beside seven of the enemy whom he had killed before he was himself killed. They said, ‘O Messenger of Allah, here he is, beside seven of the enemy whom he had killed before he was himself killed.' The Messenger of Allah came and stood beside him and said, He killed seven before he was himself killed. He belongs to me and I belong to him. He said this two or three times, then the Messenger of Allah carried him in his arms and held him while his grave was dug, then he placed him in his grave. It was not mentioned that he washed him, may Allah be pleased with him.'' Thabit, may Allah be pleased with him, said: "There was no widow among the Ansar who was more sought after for marriage than that girl.'' Ishaq bin Abdullah bin Abi Talhah asked Thabit, "Do you know how the Messenger of Allah prayed for that girl?'' He told him: "He said, O Allah, pour blessings upon her and do not make her life hard." And this is how it was; there was no widow among the Ansar who was more sought after for marriage than her.'' [Musnad Ahmad (4/422) No. 19799]

-the man's wife said NO - our daughter can marry anyone else from Madina
-other than Julaybib
-the daughter said she would marry Julaybib because the Rasool referred him
-they married and their marriage was successful
-Julaybib eventually died as shaheed, Insha’Allah, in battle

Why did Shaikh tell you this story?
-to show that the Prophet looked for wives for his Companions
-a man who is 50 years old who was never married would never be respected by any woman
-a married person is respected
-you need a Habib and a habibi

And among His Signs is this, that He created for you wives from among yourselves, that you may find repose in them, and He has put between you affection and mercy. Verily, in that are indeed signs for a people who reflect. (Ar-Rum 30:21)

-living in a loveless marriage is sad
-and the aging process is accelerated
-Muslim women who live with munafiqeen or kaafirs usually end up in mental homes
-their marriage is cursed; how can they be happy in these marriages?



6. THE BLESSING OF OUR 2 EYES (THE ABILITY TO SEE)
-if you close your eyes then imagine yourself without sight,
-you'll see yourself in a miserable state

Uthman ibn Haneef (RA) narrated: "A man who was blind came to the Prophet and requested him to pray to Allah that He may cure me of my blindness. He said, 'If you wish, but if you be patient, that is better for you.' He said that the Prophet (SAW) may pray for him. So, the Prophet (SAW) commanded him to make ablution and make it very well and pray in these words, 'O Allah, I ask you and plead to you through your Prophet Muhammad, Prophet of mercy, I plead by your virtue O my Lord, for my need, this one that it be granted to me. O Allah, accept his intercession for me.'" [Tirmidhi 3589, Ibn Majah 1385, Ahmed 17240]

The man did tawassul with the Rasool (saw) in order to get back his eyesight
-he didn't want to be patient (in order to gain Jannah)
-his eyesight now was more important to him than Jannah later

Abu Hurayrah (RA) traced this hadith to the Prophet (SAW) that Allah, the Majestic and Glorious, said, “When I take away the eye-sight of a slave and he shows patience and looks forward to reward then I shall not be pleased for him with anything less than Paradise.” [Sunan Tirmidhi (4/603) 2401, Musnad Ahmad (2/265) No. 7587]

In darul harb (Europe and America)
-people need dogs to take them around; they don't use family members
-so when we complain about our poverty,
-have we looked at the blind man or the man in the wheelchair?
-have we looked at those beneath us so we can be grateful for what we have?

Allah said:

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)


7. THE BLESSING OF OUR 2 EARS (THE ABILITY TO HEAR)
-every man who is deaf is also dumb
-we must hear a language to be able to speak it
-deaf people use SIGN language to communicate

When we play Qur'an on CD, this is an act of ibaadah
-so we can gain reward just by listening to Qur'an

Allah said:

So, when the Qur’an is recited, listen to it, and be silent that you may receive mercy. [i.e. during the compulsory congregational prayers when the Imam (of a mosque) is leading the prayer (except Surah Al-Fātiha), and also when he is delivering the Friday-prayer Khutbah]. [Tafsir At-Tabari, Vol.9, Pages 162-4] (Al-A'raf 7:204)

-when we hear Qur'anic recitation, we gain Allah's mercy
-we're not to talk when Qur'an is being recited
-we can't even use the Qur'an as our ringtone (this is considered haram)
-this is because we are required to stop what we're doing to listen
-we're not to force others to stop what they're doing to hear our ringtone

We're not to listen to backbiting and slander with our barakah of hearing
-we're not to misappropriate this barakah

When we read Qur'an, we read that a "good listener is a great learner"
- Abu Dardaa told his son he was given ears and 1 mouth in order to listen more and speak less


عن أبي الدرداء رضي الله عنه قال : أنصف أذنيك من فيك وإنما جعل لك أذنان وفم واحد لتسمع أكثر مما تتكلم
Abu ad-Darda’ (may Allah be Pleased with him) said: “Use your ears more than your mouth, as you were given two ears and one mouth so that you’d listen more than you talk,”

On the authority of Abdullah from al-Hassain bin al-Junaid from Sufyan who said: 'Luqman said to his son: “O my son! I have never regretted because of keeping silent. If words are silver, silence is golden.”' [al-Zuhd Ahmad Ibn Hanbal (pg. 44) No. 272]


8. THE BLESSING OF OUR AQL
-this is one of His (swt)’s 6 sacred gifts He's given us

1. LIFE
2. WEALTH
3. HONOR (IZZA)
4. AQL
5. LINEAGE
6. DEEN

-because the aql is sacred, under Shari’ah, if a man smuggles crack-cocaine
-or heroin into the Islamic State, his head is to be chopped off
-Shaikh never saw anyone have their heads chopped off because of smuggling marijuana
-marijuana is used for menstrual pain and other physical symptoms

The recompense of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and do mischief in the land is only that they shall be killed or crucified or their hands and their feet be cut off on the opposite sides, or be exiled from the land. That is their disgrace in this world, and a great torment is theirs in the Hereafter. (Al-Ma'idah 5:33)

Except for those who (having fled away and then) came back (as Muslims) with repentance before they fall into your power; in that case, know that Allah is Oft Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Al-Ma'idah 5:34)

-how can you be a husband and father (ameer of the home),
-if you're intoxicated or incapacitated
-this is why those who smuggle cocaine/heroin into the Islamic State
-have their heads chopped off
-some countries (Malaysia, Pakistan, Iran), have drug pandemics in their society
-had they implemented 5:33, they would not have the drug pandemic on their doorsteps

Allah 'tala despises people who do not use their AQL

Allah said:

Verily! The worst of (moving) living creatures with Allah are the deaf and the dumb, those who understand not (i.e. the disbelievers). (Al-Anfal 8:22)

How can you be in your home, you're reading emails and see one from someone in Nigeria
-who's asking you for your bank details
-and he says giving this information will return you millions of dollars?
-this happened to a Muslimah online and she lost $25,000 USD to this man
-she thought he was a handsome white man
-but he was a Nigerian who was conning her

AQL is so important that it is considered to be the WORST of man who doesn't use it

~A fool and his money are soon parted~

Verily! The worst of (moving) living creatures with Allah are the deaf and the dumb, those who understand not (i.e. the disbelievers). (Al-Anfal 8:22)

Shaikhs can be con artists - look at the ones who pass dodgy fatawa
-some get killed for passing dodgy fatawa

He was killed by the mujahideen for becoming a milk-shaikh:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akhmad_Kadyrov

-a shaikh cried for Buddha when they blew it up
-he didn't cry for the mujahideen

"The Taleban should focus on fighting poverty, diseases, unemployment and bloodshed on its soil and not on destroying relics, which are a living lesson of history," said Sheikh Youssif al-Qaradawi: http://www.islamfortoday.com/taleban1.htm

-not using your aql will allow people to lead you astray
-like in the catholic church when they say god was born form the womb of a woman
-your aql should tell you better than that
-the Hindus light the city for their god to see in the dark
-when a goofy Sufi thought God is everywhere
-why don’t you ask how can God be in the toilet and brothel
-why when they teach you that dismantling the Shari’ah is minor kufr
-you didn’t ask about the Jews being turned to apes and swine

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)

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)

And those who followed will say: "If only we had one more chance to return (to the worldly life), we would disown (declare ourselves as innocent from) them as they have disowned (declared themselves as innocent from) us." Thus Allah will show them their deeds as regrets for them. And they will never get out of the Fire. (Al-Baqarah 2:167)

Verily! The worst of (moving) living creatures with Allah are the deaf and the dumb, those who understand not (i.e. the disbelievers). (Al-Anfal 8:22)


Con-artists are everywhere in life, trying to sell you a car or a religion
-you'll be led to Hellfire if you do not use your AQL
-don't expect to be let off on Judgment Day because you were given an aql to use


9. THE BLESSING OF SMELL
-your ability to smell can save your life
-if food is decomposed, you can save yourself from food poisoning
-Allah 'tala put our nose by our mouth so we can smell food before we consume it

Allah said:

Verily, We created man of the best stature (mould), (At-Tin 95:4)

Smelling can save our lives from the scent of smoke / fire
-we have these blessings every day but we often are ungrateful for them

The ability to smell can make you become pleasant or unpleasant
-if you smell bad things, you'll be in an unhappy mood

Narrated By 'Abdul 'Aziz: A man asked Anas, "What did you hear from the Prophet about garlic?" He said, "The Prophet said, 'Whoever has eaten this plant should neither come near us nor pray with us." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 1, Book 12, Hadith #815]

Shari’ah - you can divorce your wife if, after jim3aa you did not like her scent
-and vice-versa, if a man is not hygienic and you don't like his scent after intercourse
-we can also divorce a spouse if they have bad breath
-good scents put you in a happy mood

“Of the things of this world, women and perfume have been made dear to me, and my comfort is in prayer” [Sunan al-Nasa'i (7/61) No. 3939]

حبِّب إليَّ من دنياكم النساء والطيب ، وجعلت قرة عيني في الصلاة