Thursday, November 29, 2012

-401- Pride And Selfishness, The Maladies Of The Heart


By Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
09.19.2012 (Night Dars)

NOTES typed by AT-7, AT-3 and AT21
Edited and Formatted by AT-7



-this is called kibr
-the prophet (saw) said:

It Is narrated on the authority of Abdullah b. Mas'ud that the Apostle of Allah (SAW), observed: He who has in his heart the weight of a mustard seed of pride shall not enter Paradise. A person (amongst his hearers) said: Verily a person loves that his dress should be fine, and his shoes should be fine. He (the Holy Prophet) remarked: Verily, Allah is Graceful and He loves Grace. Pride is disdaining the truth (out of self-conceit) and contempt for the people. [Sahih Muslim (1/93) No. 91]

-any person with an atom's weight of pride in his heart will not enter paradise
-but this pride does not involve wearing beautiful things

Pride is when you look down on people thinking you are better than them
-some scholars claim pride is not haram, it's arrogance that is haram
-the prophet (saw) said pride is 2 things:

1. To reject the truth
2. To look down upon people thinking you are better

Some said if you are proud of your deen that's not haram
-or if you as a doctor is pride of name you have made for yourself in ranking this is not haram
-so you need to differentiate between pride and arrogance
-what these scholars are saying is that some pride is praiseworthy and some are blameworthy

If you are upon the haqq and so proud of your religion Islam, this is praiseworthy
-but if you are proud of your tyrannical country this is blameworthy

Kaafirs don’t know the difference between jealousy and envy
-the former is not bad in Islam
-but the latter is blameworthy
-you have to be jealous of your wife and family members and even your Muslim sisters
-this was why Mu'tasim answered to the call of the Muslim sister

-because he had ghaira, jealousy

Al-Mughira b. Shu'ba (RA) reported that Sa'd b. 'Ubada (RA) said: If I were to see a man with my wife, I would have struck him with the sword, and not with the flat part (side) of it. When Allah's Messenger (PBUH) heard of that, he said: Are you surprised at Sa'd's jealousy of his honour? By Allah, I am more jealous of my honour than he, and Allah is more jealous than I. Because of His jealousy Allah has prohibited abomination, both open and secret And no person is more jealous of his honour than Allah, and no persons, is more fond of accepting an excuse than Allah, on account of which He has sent messengers, announcers of glad tidings and warners; and no one is more fond of praise than Allah on account of which Allah has promised Paradise. [Sahih Muslim, Book 9, Hadith #3572]

-a man without jealousy is called a dayooth

Narrated By Abu Huraira: The Prophet; said, “Indeed, Allah has Ghayrah, and the faithful believer has Ghayrah, and the Ghayrah which Allah has is provoked when a believer commits that which Allah has forbidden.” [al-Bukhari (4925) and Muslim (2761)]

The shaytan's heart is full of pride
-Allah said:

And (remember) when We said to the angels: "Prostrate yourselves before Adam.". And they prostrated except Iblīs (Satan), he refused and was proud and was one of the disbelievers (disobedient to Allāh). (Al-Baqarah 2:34)

Pride makes you a kaafir when it causes you to disobey Allah
-racism can make you a kaafir when it makes you to love the kaafirs more than the Muslims
-Iblees acted upon his pride and turned away from Allah's commandments

Allah said the Jews are filled with pride

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)

-and that they will commit mischief on earth twice:

1. When prophet Sulayman died, they took books from under his throne and said he was a magician
-so Jews like to assassinate the character of prophets
-he had control over the Jews when he was alive
-but after he died they assassinated his character
-but Allah came to his rescue in the Qur'an
-Allah said:

They followed what the Shayātin (devils) gave out (falsely of the magic) in the lifetime of Sulaimān (Solomon). Sulaimān did not disbelieve, but the Shayātin (devils) disbelieved, teaching men magic and such things that came down at Babylon to the two angels, Hārût and Mārût, but neither of these two (angels) taught anyone (such things) till they had said, "We are only for trial, so disbelieve not (by learning this magic from us)." And from these (angels) people learn that by which they cause separation between man and his wife, but they could not thus harm anyone except by Allāh's Leave. And they learn that which harms them and profits them not. And indeed they knew that the buyers of it (magic) would have no share in the Hereafter. And how bad indeed was that for which they sold their ownselves, if they but knew. (Al-Baqarah 2:102)

The Jews not only dabbled in magic but went on a rampage to kill the prophets

Ibn Abbas (RA) narrated the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "Verily the most painful punishment on the Day of Judgment are those who kill the prophets or people murdered by the prophet or kill one of his parents, and making statues and knowledgeable people who do not benefit from his knowledge." [related by Bayhaqi in 'Shu'ab al-Iman' (10/288) No. 7504]

-they are filled with pride and this caused them to reject the prophets,
-assassinate their characters and killed them

Is it that whenever there came to you a Messenger with what you yourselves desired not, you grew arrogant? Some, you disbelieved and some, you killed. (Al-Baqarah 2:87)

-they killed prophets Zakariyyah and Yahya (a.s)

2. When they established the state of Israel in 1948
-upon the blood of innocent Muslims
-this state is a terrorist state
-and their hands are stained with blood
-they did so many massacres

On 14 May 1948, the day before the expiration of the British Mandate, David Ben-Gurion, the head of the Jewish Agency, declared "the establishment of a Jewish state in Eretz-Israel, to be known as the State of Israel"


-they bombed a flotilla ship and killed its people who were innocent
-they were asked to apologise to these people they killed and pay blood money, they refused

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)

Allah said they will be extremely arrogant
-and why did Turkey allow an Israeli embassy on their soil?
-this shows they don’t know Islamic history
-because all the 3 Jewish tribes broke their treaty with the prophet (saw)

Is it not (the case) that every time they make a covenant, some party among them throw it aside? Nay! the truth is most of them believe not. (Al-Baqarah 2:100)

If you examine carefully the aqeeda of Ibliss and the Jews, you will find them to be similar
-e.g. the shaytan refused to bow down to Adam because it claimed to be better

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

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

And indeed, We created man from sounding clay of altered black smooth mud. (Al-Hijr 15:26)

[Iblis (Satan)] said: "I am not the one to prostrate myself to a human being, whom You created from sounding clay of altered black smooth mud." (Al-Hijr 15:33)

Ibliss was the first person to hate black people
-he inspired the rest of the world to hate dark-skinned people
-the Rohingha Muslims are dark-skinned Muslims and most oppressed Muslims in the world

In every society, if you are fair skin, it is easy to get a marriage proposal
-but not dark-skinned and this is even among dark people
-a half-caste / dual heritage /mulaato also are easier to get marriage proposals
-every race hates the black race because of Ibliss' inspiration

Ibliss and the Jews have the same aqeeda
-he wouldn't bow down to a black
-the Jews knew Muhammad (pbuh) was the Prophet but they wouldn't accept him
-because he was an Arab
-so they'd rather reject him and go to the Hellfire

When a person apostate from Islam, you'll find racism has become their creed
-such as the Syrians say the Arab Republic of Syria
-same as Saddam Hussain, who gassed the Kurdish people with chemical weapons
-this was easy for him to do because he was a Baathist, the most racist of Arabs
-the more rich a person, the more racist he is
-if you have Canadian, British or US passport, you can go to Morocco to marry any woman you want
-but if you go to Saudi Arabia with these passports, it’s impossible for you marry a Saudi girl
-when you're poor, you can't afford the luxury of racism
-the women in Africa, as well, can't afford the luxury of lesbianism

Narrator: Abu Huraira The Prophet said, "(There are) three (types of persons to whom) Allah will neither speak to them on the Day of Resurrections, nor look at them (They are):--(1) a man who takes a false oath that he has been offered for a commodity a price greater than what he has actually been offered; (2) and a man who takes a false oath after the 'Asr (prayer) in order to grab the property of a Muslim through it; (3) and a man who forbids others to use the remaining superfluous water. To such a man Allah will say on the Day of Resurrection, 'Today I withhold My Blessings from you as you withheld the superfluous part of that (water) which your hands did not create.' "Bukhari Volume 9, Book 93, Number 538

Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah (SAW), said, "There are three people that Allah will not speak to on the Day of Rising nor purify nor look at and they will have a painful punishment: an old adulterer, a lying ruler and a poor person who is arrogant." [Sahih Muslim, Book 1, Hadith #0195]

The bedouins are the worst in disbelief and hypocrisy, and more likely to be in ignorance of the limits (Allah's Commandments and His Legal Laws, etc.) which Allah has revealed to His Messenger. And Allah is All-Knower, All-Wise. (At-Tawbah 9:97)

Arab kaafirs are the worst kaafirs
-so it makes no difference where Sam Bucile is from
-he knew to ask 100 Jews to give him $50,000 each to fund his anti-Muhammad (saw) film

And they (disbelievers) plotted [to kill 'Iesa (Jesus)], and Allah planned too. And Allah is the Best of the planners. (Aali Imran 3:54)

-Bucile's movie is a money-pit (wash his money down the drain)

-the French published cartoons today insulting Muhammad (saw)
-white kaafirs hate Muhammad (saw) because they complain that Islam will take away white supremacy

It was narrated that Anas said: The Prophet (SAW) said: “No one of you truly believes until I am dearer to him than his father, his son, his own self and all the people.” [Narrated by al-Bukhari (15) and Muslim (44)]

Why do white kaafirs hate Muhammad (saw)?

Islam is the only religion that can take away white supremacy

-Hindus and Chinese do not insult the Rasool (saw)
-the Hindus even banned Sam Bucile's insulting film
-but white kaafirs insult Muhammad (saw)


On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (RA) who said: The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, "Verily Allah ta’ala has said: ‘Whosoever shows enmity to a wali (friend) of Mine, then I have declared war against him… It was related by al-Bukhari

Their European culture is debauchery
-they allow bestiality in their society



SELFISHNESS means loving yourself and no one else
-in the west, you're taught to be an economical animal
-many women in the west can't do hijrah
-they don't accept polygamy or hijab

Sisters tell Shaikh they want to go to jihad
-he finds them a husband in another country
-then they say they are not looking for a husband
-because they won't leave their comfort zone
-these sisters can't do anything for Islam because they don't even leave their home to get married
-so how can they leave to go do jihad?

~"FESABILILLAH" is not in the vocabulary of someone living in the west~

The Rasool (saws) said:

Narrated by Anas ibn Malik (RA) that the Prophet (SAW) said: “No one of you truly believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.” [al-Bukhari (13) and Muslim (45)]

Shaikh in the UK did match-making there
-he found his best friend a wife from a totally different country

Finding a wife for your Muslim brother is a duty of a Shaikh
-look at the story of Julaybib (hunch-back Sahabah)
-ugly people have needs, as well


-some people try to break up 2 people who are getting married
-don't give advice on marriage unless you are asked for it
-you're not a believer until you love for your brother what you love for yourself
-in the last days there will be 50 men for every woman
-some prefer to see a sister apostate from Islam than to say 'marry my husband'
-women in darul harb prefer for husbands to have an affair than to do polygamy
-all of this is because of selfishness

You will see a sister in hijab, but ask her about her views,
-you might see a brother in a thobe; sit with him for half hour and ask him his aqeeda
-may be he believes in democracy and the mujahideen are kaffirs
-do not look at the appearance

On the authority of Abu Huraira: "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, Book 32, Hadith #6220]

-find out what is his aqeeda, what is in his heart

When shaikh was in prison in UK, there was a man who said he was a Muslim
-he went to gym and had six pack doing 20 years for smuggling
-shaikh asked him why he was not fasting in Ramadan
-he said he had to keep up his regiment
-he had to drink and eat to maintain six pack
-I wonder if they worship their body



-zina is blameworthy
-nikah is praiseworthy

Al-Miqdad ibn al-Aswad reported that the Messenger of Allah (SAW), asked his Companions about fornication and they said, "It is unlawful. Allah and His Messenger have made it unlawful." He said, "It is less serious for a man to fornicate with ten women than for him to fornicate with his neighbour's wife." Then he asked them about stealing. They replied, "It is unlawful. Allah and His Messenger have made it unlawful." He said, "It is less serious for a man to steal from ten houses than it is for him to steal from his neighbour's house." [al-Adab al-Mufrad al-Bukhari, No. 103, Musnad Ahmad (6/8) No. 23905 and al-Mu’jam al-Kabir al-Tabarani (20/256) No. 605]

"ALLAH HELPS THE MAN WHO HELPS HIMSELF" - this is a statement in the west
-but it's not completely wrong

Abu Hurayrah (RA) reported that Allahs Messenger (SAW) said “If anyone relieves a Muslims hardship in this world then Allah will remove from him a hardship of the hereafter. And if anyone conceals a Muslims fault then Allah will conceal (his fault) in the world and the hereafter. And Allah goes on helping the slave as long as the slave helps his brother. [Tirmidhi 1430, Muslim 2699, Abu Dawud 4946, Ahmed 7431]

-they take it to extremes to use it to shun helping others

Saalim reported from his father that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said “A Muslim is a Muslim’s brother. He does not oppress him and he does not let him perish. And if anyone attends to the need of his brother then Allah attends to his need. And if anyone relieves from a Muslim a hardship then Allah removes from him one of his hardships on the day of resurrection. And if anyone veils a Muslim (his faults) then Allah will veil him on the day of Resurrection (his faults) [Tirmidhi 1431, Bukhari 2442, Ahmed 5650]

-so in capitalist society, expect to see people eating from the trash can

Shaikh in KSA
-lived there for 8 years and never saw anyone eat from a trash can
-Arabs are proud so they would never allow people eat from a trashcan
-in capitalist societies, people live under trains and tube stations
-these societies spent trillions of money to kill people in wars
-but not making homes for their own people to live in
-they prefer to lie about reasons to go to war with Iraq, for example


Khawarij are punitive (unforgiving)
-their punishment is swift, severe and decisive
-US society is the most punitive country in the world
-they send you to jail for 'parking violations'
-they kill people with the electric chair
-and they believe in 'collective punishment'

Shaikh growing up in Jamaica in 1970s
-people returning from the UK came back mad
-the people come back mentally ill because the UK is a very punitive society
-prison is the answer for everything
-those with criminal records are unable to find jobs after prison
-so they have no choice but to repeat their behaviour and go back to prison
-they become fraudsters and 'institutionalized criminals'

They don't forgive and they are also hypocrites
-they use sex to destroy their enemies
-look at Julian Assange, the Founder of WikiLeaks
-he wrote that 9-11 was an inside job; a controlled demolition
-so the white kaafir will never forgive him
-they now say that when he was in Sweden, he raped women
-and now he is in the Ecuador Embassy so he doesn't get deported to Sweden

SHARIAH FOR AUSTRALIA ... the brother calling for this was accused of paedophilia
-the kuffaar said he was going to child porn websites
-kuffaar always use sex to destroy their enemies

QAROON paid a prostitute to say Prophet Musa slept with her
-Prophet Musa prayed for help and he was permitted to command the earth by Allah
-so he made the earth swallow up QAROON
-the scholars differ if the prostitute was swallowed up or she was forgiven

Some say they won't work for a kaafir
-but try begging
-not every kaafir is evil; some are sympathizers to Islam

It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah (RA) said: The Messenger of Allaah (SAW) said: “For one of you to chop wood and carry it on his back is better for him than asking (begging) from anyone who will either give him something or refuse to give him anything.” [al-Bukhari (1968) and Muslim (1042)]

The Rasool (saw) said:

Hamza, son of 'Abdullah, reported on the authority of his father that the Apostle of Allah (SAW) said: "When a man is always begging from people, he would meet Allah (in a state) that there would be no flesh on his face." [Sahih Muslim, Book 5, Hadith #2263]

And that man can have nothing but what he does (good or bad), (An-Najm 53:39)

Anas Ibn Malik narrated the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “Poverty, in all probability, leads to unbelief (kufr)...” [al-Bayhaqi narrated in 'Shu’ab al-Eemaan' (9/12) No. 6188 and Abu Na'eem narrated in 'Hileeyat al-Awwleeyah' (3/109)]


Shaikh, i do not understand this part of the hadith "and knowledgeable people who do not benefit from his knowledge." [related by Bayhaqi in 'Shu'ab al-Iman' (10/288) No. 7504]"...whose knowledge? The man who killed the prophet or the man who possesses Islamic knowledge but does not teach others to benefit?


Ibn Abbas (RA) narrated the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "Verily the most painful punishment on the Day of Judgment are those who kill the prophets or people murdered by the prophet or kill one of his parents, and making statues and knowledgeable people who do not benefit from his knowledge." [related by Bayhaqi in 'Shu'ab al-Iman' (10/288) No. 7504]

-it means even though you are a scholar you did not benefit from your knowledge
-e.g. practiced collusion with taghoot

Abu Huraira narrated the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “Those amongst the people receiving the severest punishment on the day of resurrection are the scholar who is not given benefit through his knowledge by Allah.” [al-Mu’jam al-Sagheer al-Tabarani (1/305) No. 507, Shu'ab al-Eman al-Bayhaqi (3/273) No. 1642, Sunan al-Darime (1/93) No. 262, (isnaad daeef, Silsilah-Daeefah No. 1634)]

-it will be severest for him on judgement day


Assalamu alaikum sheikh, how do you differentiate between pride and honour? And how do you protect your honour while you are not proud?

-your wife and kids are your honour also your knowledge and wealth
-anything that can give you respect is your honour
-your deen is your honour
-scholars say if you are proud to be a Muslim that is halal
-pride in darul harb country or tribe is blameworthy


Assalamu alaikum shaikh, what is the Islamic viewpoint regarding self-confidence and self-dependence as it seems inclined to Mu’tazilite philosophy to me, and what are the best works which talk about the beliefs of Ahl sunnah regarding nubuwwat and rissalaat in detail (some names of works please)? May Allah have mercy on you.


Sulaiman al Ashqar is a leading scholar of fiqh
-try to get his books, maybe they are in English


Is it ok to participate in demonstration outside French embassy in London to respond to insult of the Nabi (saw)?

-there is nothing wrong with demonstrations; nothing to say it is wrong in Quran or hadith
-but the best demonstration is jihad fisabilillah


Assalamu alaikum, i wanted 2 know what type of knowledge is beneficial. Islamic or obtaining a degree in dentistry? I plan on making hijra to Saudi, so what is best?

-obtain degree in dentistry then make hijra with the degree
-and learn Arabic in your evening classes