Friday, November 30, 2012

-402- Greed, Hatred, Conceitedness And Doubt


By Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
09.20.2012 (Night Dars)

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


-greed is to want more than you need
-e.g. a person with 20 billion dollars in the bank
-but he still wants more
-and thinks he does not have enough money
-the holy prophet (saw) said:

Ibn ‘Abbâs narrated: I heard the Messenger of Allah (SAW) saying, “If a son of Adam had a valley full of gold, he would desire to have two. Nothing can fill his mouth except the dust (of his grave). Allah turns with mercy to him who turns to Him in repentance.” [al-Bukhari (6437) and Muslim (1049)]

Amr bin Auf (R.A.) narrates that Rasulullah (SAW) said: "By Allah I do not fear poverty and starvation overtaking you, but I fear that you will have abundant wealth at your disposal as it had been at the disposal of the nations before you. You will then become extremely greedy in accumulating this wealth just as the previous nations had done. This (greed) will be the cause of your ruin and destruction just as it destroyed the people before you". [al-Bukhari (3158) and Muslim (2961)]

The mentality of man is greed and ungratefulness
-men will retire if they work as a scientist or dentist
-but if they have a supermarket they will never retire
-they continue sitting at the till or go inspect the business
-they will never retire

Allah said man is vicious in his love of wealth:

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)

-he wants to get rich by any means necessary

In this world we have enough to satisfy everyone's needs but not everyone's greed
-how can you have billions in your account and watch a film of starving children
-and not do anything about it
-the prophet said:

Ibn 'Abbas told Ibn az-Zubayr, "I heard the Prophet (SAW), say, 'A man is not a believer who fills his stomach while his neighbour is hungry.'" [Al-Adab al-Mufrad Al-Bukhari, #112]

Umar (r.a) used to do night patrols to ensure everyone has food
-but in darul harb people don’t treat their guest well

Abu Shurayh Khuwaylid ibn 'Amr al-Khuza'i said, "I heard the Messenger of Allah (SAW), say, 'Anyone who believes in Allah and the Last Day should honour his guest as his due.' They said, 'What is his due, Messenger of Allah?' He said, 'A day and a night. Hospitality is for three days, and what is beyond that is sadaqa for him.'" [al-Bukhari (6019) and Muslim (48)]

-especially those from Christian background colonised by the French or Portuguese
-they can eat in front of you and never invite you
-Allah said:

And they give food, inspite of their love for it (or for the love of Him), to Miskin (poor), the orphan, and the captive, (Al-Insan 76:8)

-why Allah talked about food here?
-this is because people are very selfish with food
-they don’t understand hospitality
-when Ramadan came how many times you got an invite to break your fast

One of the reasons why Allah sent Islam to Arabia and used Muhammad (saw)
-and his companions to spread Islam are:

1. The Arabs are brave
-till today they are brave
-look who are sending shock waves to defend the honour of the prophet (saw)
-they are the Arabs
-the prophet had some foreign companions but the bulk were Arabs
-they said to the prophet we won’t abandon you like the children of Israel said to Musa (a.s)

2. They look after their guest

Miqdad ibn Amr said to the Holy Prophet: “O Messenger of Allah command us with what Allah has ordained because you have our full support wholeheartedly. By Allah we will never say to you what Bani Israel said to Musa (i.e. you and your lord go and fight while we site and relax). But instead we say to you; you and your Lord go and fight and we shall be with you fighting for the cause of Allah. For by the one who has sent you with the truth if you march towards the highest mountains we shall march with you until we all reach it”. (Seerah an-Nabawiyya by Ibn Hisham Vol 1. Pg.614 & Musnad Ahmad Vol.1 pg.390)

3. They stand by their words
-they stood with him and fought with him
-the people of madina promised to protect and help him and they did so
-they even fought with him in badr even though that was not part of the deal
-the deal was to protect him within the precinct of madina

People who are greedy like to receive but they don’t give
-they are very selfish and the greed turns to gluttony
-and this leads to obesity
-we have over weight and obesity
-and morbid obesity leads to organ failure
-it is haram to eat until you get morbidly obese
-and you should not marry such people

Ibn Umar (RA) reported that the Prophet (SAW) said, “The believer eats in one intestine, while the disbeliever eats in seven intestines.’ [al-Bukhari (5393) and Muslim (2061)]

Miqdam ibn Ma’dikarib (RA) reported that he heard Allah’s Messenger say, “A man does not fill a vessel worse than his belly. Enough for the son of Adam are a few morsels to keep his back straight. But, if it is unavoidable then let him apportion one third for his food, one-third for his drink and one-third for his breath.” [Sunan Tirmidhi (4/590) No. 2380, Sunan Ibn Majah (4/448) No. 3349, Musnad Ahmad (4/132) No. 17225]

Allah spoke about these people

Certainly! Allāh will admit those who believe (in the Oneness of Allāh Islāmic Monotheism) and do righteous good deeds, to Gardens under which rivers flow (Paradise), while those who disbelieve enjoy themselves and eat as cattle eat, and the Fire will be their abode. (Muhammad 47:12)

-Allah used the word yatamatta3
-which means pleasures of the flesh
-all their decisions are motivated by their bellies and private parts

If this disease was not in the hearts of men, people won’t die of hunger and starvation
-if Bill Gates should send a billion dollars, the kids in Africa will still starve
-because the African leaders will steal it
-this is how they behave
-the worst leaders are the African leaders and they steal like there is no tomorrow

The secret about wealth is, you only enjoy it if you share it
-so if you want to enjoy it, you should share it
-to use your wealth to put a smile on the face of an orphan
-and take him back from the brink of starvation
-this is why you have people like Bill Gates giving away millions
-because he realises he can’t use all of his wealth regardless of how long he lives

Madonna went to Malawi and adopted a boy who was an orphan and malnourished
-this boy is going to go to the best schools and become something tomorrow

People who are tight fisted and stingy live a miserable life
-because they are going against their natural instinct
-it's like Qaroon who used to be a scholar and recited the torah beautifully
-but then he became rich and didn’t realise it was a test for him
-he failed the test miserably because he apostated
-this is because he didn’t want to pay zakah

So he tried to assassinate the character of prophet Musa (a.s)
-and Allah made the earth swallow him; him and his wealth


The kuffaar of Quraish had the disease of greed also
-and they did not want to give zakah
-one day Abu Jahl asked Abu Bakr why was he feeding the poor people
-he claimed it was predestined for those people to be poor
-and refused to embrace Islam ever

Allah revealed this ayah:

And when it is said to them: "Spend of that with which Allāh has provided you," those who disbelieve say to those who believe: "Shall we feed those whom, if Allāh willed, He (Himself) would have fed? You are only in a plain error." (Ya-Sin 36:47)

-this ayah came down for Abu Bakr
-when he was criticised by Abu Jahl
-he spoke with greed and was so greedy he refused to give sadaqa

Some people Allah destined them not to give sadaqa
-He does not want his sadaqa so he did not give him the tawfiq to give it

People are greedy to compete with each other
-compete on the pomp and glitter of this world
-Allah said:

The mutual rivalry for piling up of worldly things diverts you, (At-Takathur 102:1)

Until you visit the graves (i.e. till you die). (At-Takathur 102:2)

Ali (RA) narrated : We did not cease to doubt punishment in the grave till the surah was revealed: Your rivalry in the accumulation of wealth diverts your minds. (102:1 etc.) [Sunan Tirmidhi (Vol. 5 pg. 447) No. 3355]

There are many diseases that could be cured and many lives saved,
-if the people had money to buy drugs (bi idhnillah)
-and there are many people who are piling up wealth
-but Allah said:

But seek, with that (wealth) which Allāh has bestowed on you, the home of the Hereafter, and forget not your portion of legal enjoyment in this world, and do good as Allāh has been good to you, and seek not mischief in the land. Verily, Allāh likes not the Mufsidûn (those who commit great crimes and sins, oppressors, tyrants, mischief-makers, corrupts). (Al-Qasas 28:77)

-use your wealth on good not to sniff cocaine and gamble

-hatred is when you hate someone for his skin colour or nationality
-but there are 2 types

1. If you hate an enemy of Allah this is praiseworthy
2. If you hate a believer this is blameworthy

Abdullah ibn Mughaffal (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, “Allah! Allah! my Sahabah do not take them as target (for blame) after me. He, who loves them, loves them because of his love for me and he, who despises them, despises them because of despising me. And, he who abuses them has abused me; and, he who abuses me, abuses Allah; and, he who abuses Allah, soon He will seize him (in punishment).” [Sunan Tirmidhi (5/696) No. 3862]

Hatred of the sahabah is a sign of hypocrisy
-and loving them is a sign of sincere believe

Ibn Abbas (RA) narrated the Prophet (SAW) said: "Whoever insults my companions, may the curse of Allah, the angels and all of mankind be on them." [al-Mu’jam al-Kabir al-Tabarani (12/142) No. 12709]

Abu Sa‘eed al-Khudri (RA) narrated the prophet (SAW) said: ‘Do not slander my Companions, for if one of you were to spend an amount of gold equivalent to the size of Mount Uhud, you would not even come halfway up to their level." [al-Bukhari (3673) and Muslim (2540)]

-if you hate the sahabah, you hate the prophet and if you hate him you hate Allah
-this is the plight of the Shi'ites

If you hate a munafiq this is praiseworthy
-but hating a believer is not

Al-Ash'ari said, "Part of respect for Allah is to show respect to an old Muslim and to someone who knows the Qur'an, as long as he does not go to excess in it nor turn away from it, and to respect a just ruler." [Al-Adab al-Mufrad Al-Bukhari, Hadith #357]

-you should not hate an old Muslim, a just ruler and a sincere scholar
-the prophet (saw) said:

On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (RA) who said: The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, "Do not envy one another, and do not inflate prices for one another, and do not hate one another, and do not turn away from one another, and do not undercut one another in trade, but [rather] be slaves of Allah and brothers [amongst yourselves]. A Muslim is the brother of a Muslim: he does not oppress him, nor does he fail him, nor does he lie to him, nor does he hold him in contempt. Taqwa (piety) is right here [and he pointed to his chest three times]. It is evil enough for a man to hold his brother Muslim in contempt. The whole of a Muslim is inviolable for another Muslim: his blood, his property, and his honour." [Sahih Muslim (4/1986) No. 2564]

In this hadeeth we were commanded not to hate each other
-e.g. there is a Muslim who has a weakness of alcohol, you can’t still hate him,
-you hate the weakness in him
-but not hate him as a person

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]

-because during the time of the prophet (saw) there was a man called Abdullah
-he used to drink alcohol but the prophet said he loved Allah and His rasul
-therefore you are not allowed to hate Muslims with weaknesses
-you are only allowed to hate a Muslim if he is fake and a hypocrite

If you hate people because of their weaknesses there will be a lot of hatred in the ummah
-because every Muslim has his/her own weakness
-and hatred becomes a sin if without a valid reason
-you should practice al walaa wal baraa

On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (RA), who said that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "If Allah has loved a servant [of His], He calls Gabriel (on whom be peace) and says: 'I love So-and-so, therefore love him.'" He (the Prophet - SAW) said: "So Gabriel loves him. Then he (Gabriel) calls out in heaven, saying: 'Allah loves So-and-so, therefore love him.' And the inhabitants of heaven love him." He (the Prophet - SAW) said: "Then acceptance is established for him on earth. And if Allah has abhorred a servant [of His], He calls Gabriel and says: 'I abhor So-and-so, therefore abhor him.' So Gabriel abhors him. Then Gabriel calls out to the inhabitants of heaven: 'Allah abhors So-and-so, therefore abhor him.'" He (the Prophet - SAW) said: "So they abhor him, and abhorrence is established for him on earth." [Muslim (also by al-Bukhari, Malik, and at-Tirmidhi).]

-so how can someone say Allah does not hate
-you love what Allah loves and hate what He hates
-and you are not a sincere believer until you do this
-it is one of the 7 conditions of shahada

-this is when you are not sure Muhammad (saw) was a prophet
-or doubt the existence of Allah or that the Qur'an is the speech of Allah
-Allah spoke about these people:

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

Allah said:

Only those are the believers who have believed in Allāh and His Messenger, and afterward doubt not but strive with their wealth and their lives for the Cause of Allāh. Those! They are the truthful. (Al-Hujurat 49:15)

One of the 7 conditions of shahada is certainty





On the authority of Abu Muhammad Abdullah bin ’Amr bin al-’Aas (RA) who said: The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, “None of you [truly] believes until his desires are subservient to that which I have brought.” [Imam an-Nawawi says:] We have related it in Kitab al-Hujjah with a saheeh chain of narrators. [Forty Hadith by Imam Nawawi No. 41, Mishkat al-Masabih (1/36) No. 167, Jama' ul-Uloom al-Hukum, Ibn Rajab (2/393), Ma'arj al-Kubool, al-Hukmi (2/422)]




Wahb ibn Munabbih was once asked, "Isn't the statement of la ilaha illa-llah the key to Paradise?" He answered, "Yes, but every key has ridges. If you come with the key that has the right ridges, the door will open for you. Yet if you do not have the right ridges the door will not open for you.” [Sahih Bukhari, (2/71), al-Asma' wa al-Sifat al-Bayhaqi (1/274), Hilyatul-Awliya Abu-Naeem al-Asbahani (4/66)]

You are not allowed to doubt Allah exist or there is judgement day
-if you do this you lose your emaan
-because it is contaminated with doubts

We don’t want Muslims who have doubts in their faith
-who are neither here nor there
-not even the shaytan doubts judgement 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 he is sure about this why do you have doubts
-Iblees was a Mu’tazila but still believed in Allah and judgement day

If a man drinks and chases girls but still have no doubt about Allah
-his plight is less than the man with doubts
-because the former is still a Muslim but the latter becomes a kaafir
-doubt makes you a kaafir
-Allah said:

(Iblis) said: "Because You have sent me astray, surely I will sit in wait against them (human beings) on Your Straight Path. (Al-A'raf 7:16)

-this is to say you are always right
-this is a narcissist
-and this is what the people governing the West have
-they don’t take advice because they believe they are always right
-they have total contempt for other people
-and are insensitive to the feelings of other people
-and so they never accept advice

This is why they refused to block YouTube
-in the name of freedom of speech
-but if you believe in this why are you after Julian Assange
-and why did you kill Imam Anwar Awlaki (RH)

Is there anyone in this room who is stupid to believe the white man has freedom of speech?
-how can a man whose hands are stained with blood have freedom of speech
-but they refused to offer freedom of speech to a man who refused to join the army
-so they only say freedom of speech when Islam is attacked

You can’t score against them
-because they will always change the goal post to suite them
-they are very deceptive
-and every kaafir is a hypocrite

For a Muslim, if we speak something they don't like
-they will come down on us with an iron fist
-and then do extra judicial killing [which is what they did to Imam Awlaki (rh)]

You can't go to a European country and say THE HOLOCAUST was a myth
-conceited people have no regard for other people's feelings
-they will never change their foreign policy course, even if they know they are wrong
-these people are proud even though the image of their country is being destroyed
-by his friendship with the Zionist
-this is the plight of the white kuffaar (who are the same as Nimrod and Pharaoh)

Only Allah' tala can be PROUD
-just going to the bathroom means we are weak so we can't be proud
-Nimrod was disgraced by a mosquito
-but he wanted to say he gave life and took life
-yet he couldn't handle a mosquito
-so he died when someone hit him in his head with a piece of wood
-he was so evil he married his mother and had children with her
-the Statue of Liberty in New York is a statue of Nimrod’s mother, who was also his wife!
-the statue was given to US by a French Free Mason

Conceited people do not take advice, which is the plight of the US administration
-they don't change domestic or foreign policy and keep Zionist as their friends


Assalamu alaikum sheikh, regarding the hadith 'A man is not a believer who fills his stomach while his neighbour is hungry.' what if such a neighbour is a kaffir who doesn’t like Muslims?

-if he is a kaafir who doesn’t like Muslims you don’t have to feed him. It is the state’s job
-if a kaffir lives in Islamic state it is the state’s job to feed him
-in darul harb you do not have to feed him, it is the government’s job

Umar ibn Al Khattab once saw an old Jewish beggar whom he found to be destitute. Ordering the state authorities to pay for his livelihood, he observed, "It is unjust if we collect the capitation tax from him in his youth and abandon him in his old age. (Abu Yusuf, Al-Kharaj, p. 126)


Sheikh i read a hadith that says 999 of every 1000 will go to hell and another one says 99 out of every 100 will go to hell, if 99% will go to hell what’s the point of worship Allah? Or is human creation a waste?

-99 out of every 100 0r 999/1000 means mankind in general
-not just the Muslims
-out of all mankind, this proportion is taken
-a Muslim will come out of hell with the shafa’a of Muhammad (saw)


Does not praying make you a kafir, even though you believe you should?

-the scholars differ on this
-the Malikis and Shafi’i say you are still Muslim but should be killed
-Hanbalis say you are killed burnt and not buried in Muslim graveyard
-the latter is the correct opinion

But if they repent, perform As-Salāt (Iqāmat-as-Salāt) and give Zakāt, then they are your brethren in religion. (In this way) We explain the Ayāt (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) in detail for a people who know. (At-Tawbah 9:11)

-a revert needs to make taubah, pray and give zakah, then they are brothers to us

Jabir (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, “Between a man (Muslim) and shirk and disbelief lies neglect of salah.” [Sahih Muslim (1/88) No. 82, Sunan Tirmidhi (5/13) No. 2620, Sunan Abu Dawud (4/219) No. 4678, Sunan Ibn Majah (2/181) No. 1078, Sunan An-Nasa'i (1/232) No. 463, Musnad Ahmad (3/370) No. 15021]

Abdullah ibn Shaqiq Uqayli (RA) reported, saying “The companions of Muhummad (SAW) did not regard neglect of any of the deeds as disbelief as they did (neglect) of Salah." [Sunan Tirmidhi (5/14) No. 2622 and Mustadrak al-Haakim (1/48) No. 12 who said it met the conditions of al-Bukhari and Muslim]

-Hanbalis agree with the ijmaa of the sahabah
-says you are a kaffir


Assalamu alaikum shaikh, my father and I are having a disagreement about the hadith that says the fire of hell will be shy to touch him because he touched Prophet Mohamed (saw). Is this true for Abu Talib, because he died rejecting Allah.

-this is goofi Soofi hadith
-they believe Abu Talib was a Muslim

Narrated By Al-Abbas bin 'Abdul Muttalib: That he said to the Prophet "You have not been of any avail to your uncle (Abu Talib) (though) by Allah, he used to protect you and used to become angry on your behalf." The Prophet said, "He is in a shallow fire, and had It not been for me, he would have been in the bottom of the (Hell) Fire." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 5, Book 58, Hadith #222]

Ibn 'Abbas reported: The Prophet (may peace be upon him) said: Among the inhabitants of the Fire Abu Talib would have the least suffering, and he would be wearing two shoes (of Fire) which would boil his brain. [Sahih Muslim, Book 1, Hadith #0413]


What if people fight to protect their lives and families and homes only to get an apostate regime? Is their Jihad valid?

-your jihad is valid but not for apostate regime

Sa’eed ibn Zayd (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, “He who is killed in defence of his property is a martyr. He who is killed in self-defence is a martyr. He who is killed in defence of his religion is a martyr. And, he who is killed in defence of his family is a martyr.” [Abu Dawud 4772, Nisai 4102, Ibn e Majah 2580, Ahmed 1652, Tirmidhi 1426]

-you can only fight for mujahideen

Those who believe, fight in the Cause of Allāh, and those who disbelieve, fight in the cause of Tāghût (Satan, etc.). So fight you against the friends of Shaitān (Satan); Ever feeble indeed is the plot of Shaitān (Satan). (An-Nisa 4:76)

-every other army is haram to join
-only army you can join is the mujahideen