Sunday, July 29, 2012

-22/23- Mostalah Hadeeth Class by Abu Abdullah

MOSTALAH HADEETH CLASS BY ABU ABDULLAH

Bismillah




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One of the goals of our study
-is that you be able to speak and defend your religion
-based on ilm

I have been giving advice to some people for the past years
-with regards to some hadith
-that people ask me
-and the reason they ask about the hadith
-is because they heard it from a Christian or a Shia

Qur'an is very strong
-and it is very difficult to attack it
-but because hadith may include weak ones or even lies
-then they have points to come through
-either through the understanding of the hadith
-or through misunderstanding it
-or through it being a total lie

There is one hadith which translate into;
-every human being is pricked by shaytan at birth except for Maryam and her son
-this hadith is sahih, there is no problem with it
-so then a Christian will tell you if the hadith is so
-then Jesus and her mother are the best of men
-this is a problem through the understanding of the hadith

Narrated by Said bin Al-Musaiyab: Abu Huraira said, "I heard Allah's Apostle saying, 'there is none born among the off-spring of Adam, but Satan touches it. A child therefore, cries loudly at the time of birth because of the touch of Satan, except Mary and her child." Then Abu Huraira recited: "And I seek refuge with You for her and for her offspring from the outcast Satan" (3.36) [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 4, Hadith #641]

On the face of it, the hadith is true
-but to use it to say that Jesus is god, then his mother must be god too
-because the hadith said Mary and her son
-the hadith cannot be used against Islam the way they want to use it
-unless they want to say Mary is also god
-they have not understood the hadith

The real understanding of the hadith is because of the da’wah Jesus’s Grandmother made
-the mother of Maryam gave away whatever was in her womb
-and its offspring
-to Allah, and seek Allah's protection for them from shaytan
-and as a consequence Allah protected Maryam and her offspring
-from the pricking of shaytan
-In surah 3:35

(Remember) when the wife of 'Imrān said: "O my Lord! I have vowed to You what (the child that) is in my womb to be dedicated for Your services (free from all worldly work; to serve Your Place of worship), so accept this, from me. Verily, You are the All-Hearer, the All-Knowing." (Aali Imran 3:35)

Then when she delivered her [child Maryam (Mary)], she said: "O my Lord! I have delivered a female child," - and Allāh knew better what she delivered, - "And the male is not like the female, and I have named her Maryam (Mary), and I seek refuge with You (Allāh) for her and for her offspring from Shaitan (Satan), the outcast." (Aali Imran 3:36)


But this does not mean that Maryam and Eesa are better than everybody
-so the problem comes from the understanding of the hadith
-the problem may also come from misunderstanding a hadith e.g.

A sahabi was adopted by another sahabi when he was young
-and when he became old, the foster father became jealous that
-the foster son is seeing his wife uncovered
-so the foster father told rasul (saw) about it
-so the prophet told him tell her to breastfeed him
-and if she does that then she will be her mother by breastfeeding
-and then he can enter her house

'Aisha (Allah be pleased with her) reported that Salim, the freed slave of Abu Hadhaifa, lived with him and his family in their house. She (i.e. the daughter of Suhail came to Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) and said: Salim has attained (puberty) as men attain, and he understands what they understand, and he enters our house freely, I, however, perceive that something (rankles) in the heart of Abu Hudhaifa, whereupon Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) said to her: Suckle him and you would become unlawful for him, and (the rankling) which Abu Hudhaifa feels in his heart will disappear. She returned and said: So I suckled him, and what (was there) in the heart of Abu Hudhaifa disappeared.
[Sahih Muslim, Book 8, Hadith #3425]


The method of breastfeeding does not mean suckling from the breast
-it can be from a bottle
-so until now we don’t have a problem
-whether the hadith is authentic or not

The problem is that the Shia and the Christians said that Aisha who narrated the hadith
-used to breastfeed grown up men
-in an attempt to slander her name
-but Aisha never had a child and was never pregnant
-so how can she have milk when she was never pregnant
-so these donkeys don’t have understanding
-through misunderstanding, they make problems
-whether the hadith is authentic or not is a different matter
-the problem is their deduction that Aisha breastfed grown up men

They don’t understand Aisha is called Mother of the believers in Qur'an
33:6

The Prophet is closer to the believers than their own selves, and his wives are their (believers') mothers (as regards respect and marriage). (Al¬Lauh Al¬Mahfuz)." (Al-Ahzab 33:6)


-so she is my mother whether i like it or not
-whether she breastfed me or not
-and those donkeys need acid to clean their heads
-she is our mother whether you like it or not, you donkey

She was never ever pregnant, so how could she have breast milk you donkey
-but she is my mother according to Qur'an
-whether she breastfed me or not
-and they don’t understand that it is haram for any man to marry the prophet's wives
-they are for only one man, the prophet (saw)

So through misunderstanding, they have problems

-and through understanding too they make problems
-and sometimes they talk about hadeeth that are lies
-totally manufactured
-and one of those hadith is the one we will talk about today

The hadeeth we will talk about today

-is the hadeeth of asabiyya (racism, tribalism, nationalism)
-the hadeeth is in musnad Ahmad 21271
-it is talking about jaahiliyyah

21271 - حدثنا عبد الله حدثني أبي ثنا محمد بن جعفر ثنا عوف عن الحسن عن عتي بن ضمرة عن أبي بن كعب : ان رجلا اعتزى بعزاء الجاهلية فأعضه ولم يكنه فنظر القوم إليه فقال للقوم انى قد أرى الذي في أنفسكم انى لم أستطع الا ان أقول هذا ان رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم أمرنا إذا سمعتم من يعتزى بعزاء الجاهلية فأعضوه ولا تكنوا

A lot of you are from UK and the people from London may say they are better
-than those from Newcastle
-once you become Muslim this does not occur
-during the time of the rasul people used to say i am from this clan and it is better
-this is the practice of jaahiliyyah
-and this happens before we learn the truth
-but once we learn the truth
-anything we have been practicing before Islam
-becomes jaahiliyyah

So if somebody says i am from this clan and boasting about it
-then you are in deep trouble
-the rasul (saw) said, if somebody does that
-force him to bite his father's organ
-this hadeeth is sahih
-and another example of hadeeth that can’t be understood
-we will talk about that later

Let's assume the hadeeth is sahih

-but we have a problem
-Allah said in surah 69:4

And verily, you (O Muhammad SAW) are on an exalted standard of character. (Al-Qalam 68:4)

-that the rasul has best character
-so how can this man say these kinds of words
-so we need to understand before making a verdict
-but if you are a donkey and can’t understand, don’t make verdicts
-it’s like someone going to a football field and seeing 22 players playing
-so he says why not they make the balls 2 since 22 people are playing
-he does not understand that it is the rule of the game to have 1 ball

This word in the time of the prophet was not a foul word
-it was accepted
-it was actually common
-and it did not mean that literally because some people's fathers will be dead
-so where will they find their fathers’ to make the punishment

So the prophet wanted to say make them wish they were not born

-that their father was impotent
-because if you bite at his organ how would you have been born
-so that is one way of looking at it
-that it was not a foul word during his time

Let's take some benefits from our hadeeth

-the hadeeth goes like this in sanad

Imam Nassaa’i>Mohammad Ibn Abd El Aala>Khalid>Auf>Al Hassan>Ali Ibn Dhamra

The first one heard it from the name after him and so on
-until it reaches the sahabi
-Ubaid Ibn Ka’ab

We are not going to talk about Imam Nassaa'i and Ubaid ibn Ka'ab

-so we will look at those in the middle
-are these people good and authentic
-we will ask the 2 people that we always resort to

We go to ibn Hajar’s Tahdheeb and ask him what do you think of the first name?
-he will say he is trusted
-and so will Dhahabi in his al Kashif
-so we will look at his shaikhs’ names
-one of them is Khalid, may be you have 3 Khalids
-which one of the Khalid’s shaikh is called Auf

There is only one shaikh of this man whose name is Khalid

-and whose shaikh is called Auf
-so we are now in the year 280H
-so we ask ibn Hajar what he thinks about this shaikh Khalid
-he will say he is trusted
-and Dhahabi will say this man is the best in Basra

Next we go to the 2nd man, Auf ibn Abi Jamila

-ibn Hajar will say he is good but he was accused of being Shia
-so we don’t accept his hadith when it has to do with Ali
-and then we ask Dhahabi
-he will say he is trusted

So we look at who is above him who is Al Hassan
-and this man is the famous Hassan Al Basri
-this man is the shield of Sunnah
-so you don’t ask if he is trusted or not

Next above him is a man called Ali ibn Dhamra
-there is a problem with the name here
-actually there is a miswriting here
-his real name is Ateiya ibn Dhamra but in Nassaa’i it is Ali
-ibn Hajar said he is trusted but Dhahabi did not mention his name
-but at least one imam mentioned him
-so he is trusted
-and the sanad goes like this again

Nassai - Mohammad - Khalid - Auf - Hassan - Ali – Ubaid


-we removed the first and last name so we have 4 men left

xxxx - Mohammad - Khaled - Auf - Hassan - Ali - xxxx

Are they trusted? Yes they are
-we removed the last because he is sahabi and Allah veted them
-and if you don’t trust the 1st man who wrote the book
-just throw the book, there is no point
-just like I will do to the book of any Shia

Now the trouble is the 4 men in the middle
-and apparently from the books they are trusted
-the next bit is the most important

xxxx - Mohammad - Khalid - Auf - Hassan - Ali - xxxx

Nassaa’i heard it from a man older than him

-so how did the information come
-from Khalid to Muhammad and so on
-this is the biggest problem
-how did the hadith pass through generations

In the hadeeth Nassaa'i said 'we were told' by Muhammad
-it is a strong form of transport
-because he said we were told not I was told
-meaning other people must have this hadith
-so it is very strong form of transportation
-he was not given ijaza but it is strong
-it is not the same as 'by way of'

It's like when i come to the room
-and i was absent from the lecture and ask AT12 to tell me what happened
-and AT12 gave me a rough idea of what the shaikh said
-but i still don’t trust AT12 because I was not in the lecture
-and even if AT12 is trusted i should say by way of AT12 not Shaikh Faisal told me
-I can never say Shaikh Faisal told me

The second man Muhammad said we were given ijaza to narrate from Khalid
-this is the strongest form
-it means he attended the lectures from a halaqah

Khalid said we were given Ijaza to narrate from Auf

-so from Khalid to Auf is continuous

From Auf to Hassan the transport is by way of

WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!

When Auf said by way of Hassan
-I start to hear warnings

Hassan is saying by way of Ali
-i start to get warnings also
-we start to have red signals because why did he not say how he heard it
-may be he was afraid to say who told him
-and if these ulama say by of w/out the name we are careful
-because instead of lying they say by way of

Do the ulama like to lie? No, they never lie
-so why would he say by way of
-why not i heard it from
-the answer is because he is not sure
-if he was he would have said the name

The alim is not giving you a lie, so why did he not just leave it out
-the answer is, he is now giving you information that he heard
-but is not sure about, he is just telling you
-i myself will sometimes say my shaikh said so and so
-but i am not sure it is true
-if my shaikh said it was heard from the prophet,
-i will tell you i heard my shaikh saying so but i am not sure
-because he is talking about the prophet
-and if you are not sure keep it to yourself

If the shaikh is talking about himself i accept
-but if he is saying the prophet said and not sure
-i can’t be sure myself and i have to say i heard from my shaikh

So we have a major problem between Hassan and Ali ibn Dhamra
-so we go to the books and check
-if Hassan says 3an in any hadith what do we do?
-Imam Dhahabi said if Hassan says (3an) then don't take his word
-same goes for Zahry (Zuhari)
-reason: they are super memorizers, why can't they remember where they got it from?

But in the end the wording is good

-and it is not going to take you out of Islam
-and not going to make the sun come out from the west
-it does not change anything
-the ulama don’t like this kind of thing but we accept it

Is the hadeeth authentic? No, because Hassan said 3an
-but the ulama said the wording is good

The hadith is reported by Ubay b. Kaab in Musnad Ahmad (Volume 5, Page 136,Hadith No.21271, 21272, 21274) and graded Hasan by Shaykh Shu'ayb al-Arna'ut. It is also in a-Adab al-Mufrid (Book on the Manners of meeting, Chapter 4, hadith no. 501) Sahih ibn Hibban, Volume 7, page 424, Hadith No. 3153. al-Mujam al-Kabir, Hadith No. 532. Sunan an-Nisa'i al-Kubra, Volume 6, page 242, Hadith No. 10810, 10811, 10812.

-if you are proud of your clan you should be reminded of where you came from
-that you came from a drop of semen
-and was in the ugliest of places

If hadith is hujjah but you don’t divorce a woman because of it
-this is a hadeeth you won’t like to be sahih
-if a Christian should say this hadith to me
-i will not have any problem saying it is not sahih

Islam is the only thing you should be proud of
-next class we will talk about another hadeeth about jihad
-it is a hadith that all of you will like to be true
-and even the non-muslims are proud of the people that fight for them
-your army is your pride
-but we will look at the sanad and see if it is sahih

QUESTION 1: WHAT DO YOU THINK OF SHAIKH FAISAL?

-this person is thinking i am an alim
-the answer is, you don’t ask me about shaikh Faisal
-but ask shaikh Faisal if i am good, I am his student
-there is nobody to do Jarh Ta’deel in our time
-like Ahmad, ibn Maeen, Jawzajaani
-they were the people that did this
-because we were talking about the pearls of the prophet
-and they were so invaluable
-so you had to ask if the person is truthful or not

But now we don’t have hadith in the first place
-we have taqwa, fiqh
-and shaikh Faisal is a faqii so ask him about me
-but at the end of the day, it is not going to change anything

The only man i have seen best at Arabic language is shaikh Ahmed Keshki
-he was extremely rich in knowledge
-he used to give his sermons on Fridays and 20,000 people used to listen to him
-he was financially poor and was prosecuted by the Egyptian presidents
-may Allah punish them,
-they have denied us from having him
-but he was rich in knowledge

He was always making dua to Allah to die in sujud
-because he was blind and knew that if you are blind in dunya
-you will see Allah in aakhira
-and it happened that he died in sujud while fasting on a Friday
-and insha Allah he will see Allah's Face in qiyaama


QUESTION 2: From hadith we often see these figures come up, 7, 70 & 700. I think also from Quran we can see similar figures, but what does it mean exactly? Is it a type of ingredient of creation that is not understood? I’m trying to understand the reasoning behind the numbers. (Example like..... 7 heavens)

ANSWER

-if it is in Qur'an the meaning is explicit
-like in surah 2:29

He it is Who created for you all that is on earth. Then He Istawa (rose over) towards the heaven and made them seven heavens and He is the All-Knower of everything. (Al-Baqarah 2:29)

-and in other places like saum and hajj
-it's exactly like Allah said that's why it came as Sabaa

The likeness of those who spend their wealth in the Way of Allah, is as the likeness of a grain (of corn); it grows seven ears, and each ear has a hundred grains. Allah gives manifold increase to whom He pleases. And Allah is All-Sufficient for His creatures' needs, All-Knower. (Al-Baqarah 2:261)

-in other instances 70 or 7 is mentioned to show you it is many
-but not the number itself
-like in surah 9:80

Whether you (O Muhammad SAW) ask forgiveness for them (hypocrites) or ask not forgiveness for them … (and even) if you ask seventy times for their forgiveness … Allah will not forgive them, because they have disbelieved in Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad SAW). And Allah guides not those people who are Fasiqun (rebellious, disobedient to Allah). (At-Tawbah 9:80)

-it does not mean if the prophet does it 70 times Allah will forgive them
-so sometimes it means 7 heavens, 7 skies as it is
-but sometimes it means it does not matter how many times, it won’t happen
-like the 70 in surah Taubah

Sometimes it shows us it is many
-sometimes it’s just a number that happens to be in a dream, like in surah Yusuf

And the king (of Egypt) said: "Verily, I saw (in a dream) seven fat cows, whom seven lean ones were devouring - and of seven green ears of corn and (seven) others dry. O notables! Explain to me my dream, if it be that you can interpret dreams." (Yusuf 12:43)

-why it is 7 Allahu A3lam
-sometimes it is precise like in the ayah below

"It (Hell) has seven gates, for each of those gates is a (special) class (of sinners) assigned. (Al-Hijr 15:44)

Sometimes it is just a number that is exact like in surah Luqman
-it does not mean there are 7 seas
-it just means it is too much

And if all the trees on the earth were pens and the sea (were ink wherewith to write), with seven seas behind it to add to its (supply), yet the Words of Allah would not be exhausted. Verily, Allah is All¬ Mighty, All¬ Wise. (Luqman 31:27)

Sometimes it is so straightforward like in the ayah below

Which Allah imposed on them for seven nights and eight days in succession, so that you could see men lying overthrown (destroyed), as if they were hollow trunks of date-palms! (Al-Haqqah 69:7)

Sometimes it is to show it is big like in the ayah below
-the chains seventy cubits
-this is showing you it is big

It does not make a difference if Allah punishes them once or more
-Allah is showing you how hard the punishment is going to be
-not the exact number as given in the ayah

"Seize him and fetter him, (Al-Haqqah 69:30)

Then throw him in the blazing Fire. (Al-Haqqah 69:31)

"Then fasten him with a chain whereof the length is seventy cubits!" (Al-Haqqah 69:32)

Verily, He used not to believe in Allah, the Most Great, (Al-Haqqah 69:33)

And urged not on the feeding of Al¬ Miskin (the poor), (Al-Haqqah 69:34)

-21-Mostalah Hadeeth Class by Abu Abdullah

MOSTALAH HADEETH CLASS BY ABU ABDULLAH

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Our example today is very simple and in significant
-so that you will concentrate on how to do the sanad
-if there is a hadith to do with jihad, hijra, marriage, divorce
-there is good reason why you want it to be authentic
-internally you want it to be, to fill your purpose
-e.g. when your brother is killed you want him to die as a shaheed
-so you look for hadith talking about martyrs and you say I want this hadeeth to be like this
-so you will work on the hadeeth based on that

The hadeeth today is not very significant and you don’t have to worry
-whether it is authentic or not
-it does not make any difference

We will talk about a great Tabiee called Saed ibn Jubair
-he was born in the time of Umar al Khattab r.a
-and was a great worshipper of Allah
-his story said that this man went to the ka’ba and prayed
-reciting all the surahs in the Qur’an
-from Baqarah to Naas in one rakat
-this is very heroic, it takes a very long time to read the Qur’an
-especially their way of reading the Quran

Saeed ibn Jabeer entered the kaba and recited the Holy Qur'an in one rak'ah (Tabaqaat al Asfiya 4/273)

They used to meditate on the Qur’an
-not like we read the Qur’an today
-which is a very poor way, we don’t meditate on it

There is a hadeeth that said the rasul (saw) recited 3 surahs in one rakat
-surah Baqarah, Al Imran and Nisa
-and if he reached any verse talking about hellfire, he would seek refuge from it
-and if he reached any verse mentioning paradise he would ask Allah for it
-he did all these in one rakat only

On the authority of Hudhaifa ibn Yamaan who said: I prayed with the Holy prophet (saw) in Ramadan by the date palm tree. He stood up and made the opening takbeer for salah and said: Allah is the Owner of dominion and sovereignty, the owner of pride and glory. Then he read Surah baqarah fully. Then the crowd reached 100 then it reached 200. Then he read Surah Ali Imran then he read Surah Nisaa. He never passed by an ayah that invokes the fear of Allah's wrath without saying a'oothu billahi minash shaytan nirajeem, then he makes his rak’ah similar to his standing and said during his rak’ah Glory be to Allah the Most Great repeatedly. Then he raised up his head and say samia Allahu liman hamidahu, Allahumma Rabbanaa wa lakal hamd. His coming out of ruku’u was like his ruku’u with its duration before his sajdah. Then the rasul made a sajdah like his Qiyaam, standing and said during his sajdah Glory be to Allah the rak’ah of salah from the first part of the night till the last part of the night. Then Bilal (ra) would come and call the adhaan for salah for the following day. [Mustadrak al-Haakim (1/466) No. 1201]
This Hadith is sahih with the conditions of both Bukhari & Muslim.

So how do we go about the hadeeth?

-I will start by giving you the sanad
-its reference is in a book by Abu Naeem
-he said part of what Ahmad ibn Abu Khail has told us is
-‘Al Qaadi Abi Makarim Al Labban, by permission from Abu Ali al Haddad
-who said we heard from Ahmad ibn Abu Jaafar ibn Himdaan
-who said that Abdullah ibn Ahmad ibn Hambal said
-I heard from Saed ibn Abu Rabiee Abu Bakr As Sammaan
-who said we heard from Abu Awaana
-who said I heard from Ishaq, servant of Abdullah ibn Umar
-who heard from Hilal ibn Hishaaf
-who said Saed ibn Jubair has done so and so

The first thing we notice here is the first name down the sanad
-the name of the producer himself in this case is
-Al Hafidh Abu Naeem
-he is not an early shaikh and came later than Imam Ahmad and the other a ‘Emma
-that is why if you look at the sanad you will see very bright names

The first star is Abdullah ibn Ahmad ibn Hambal
-between him and Abu Naeem are 4 men
-we do trust the producer of the book
-and we also trust Abdullah ibn Ahmad

So if we can find this same hadith in a production by Abdullah ibn Ahmad
-we can put a cross on the names of the 4 men in the middle
-e.g. Abu Habib in the room says Abu Khadija said, AT12 said, AT18 said that AT5 said
-the first name and last are trusted
-so if AT5 and Abu Habib have other books and mentioned the same hadeeth
-then we don’t need to bother about the other men in the chain
-because they must be trusted for them to put their names

We have so many of these examples
-e.g. in the hadith books is Bayhaqi
-whose shaikh is Al Haakim
-they both have their books
-so if we have a hadeeth in Bayhaqi and we find it in Al Haakim’s book
-then you don’t need to worry

There is another star in the chain
-Abu Awaana has a book of his own, a musnad
-so if we have his book with the same hadeeth
-and we trust his book
-then we can say don’t worry about the names before
-now the hadeeth is much simpler
-we had 7 men before and now we have 3 men
-Abu Awaana, Ishaq and Hilal ibn Hishaaf

Now if we can be sure the 2 men above are not liars and are good memorizers
-then we can take the hadeeth and say it is sahih

The trouble is how we can go down time wise to monitor the men
-the first thing that comes to your mind is the famous alim Abu Naeem
-he had books produced after his death in year 430H
-that were available for reading to an alim who died in the year 499H
-in the hands of ibn Asaakir from Damascus
-we are going very close to the sahabah now

Who took from him?

-he left his book with the Imam al Hafidh al Maqdisi, 541H
-and al Mezzi in the year 654H
-this chain is extremely important for you to understand
-because for you to read about Abdullah ibn Ahmad
-you have to get information from someone as nearer to him as possible
-and in this instance it is Abu Naeem al Asbahani from Iraq
-who carried this information and gave it to ibn Asaakir>>>Al Maqdisi>>>Mezzi

Another example is hadith number 1 in book 1 of sahih Bukhari

Umar ibn al-Khattab said, 'I heard the Messenger of Allah (SAW), say, "Actions only go by intentions. Everyone gets what they intend..." [Al-Bukhari (1) and Muslim (4692)]

I heard the Messenger of Allah, sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam, say: "Actions are (judged) by motives (niyyah), so each man will have what he intended. Thus, he whose migration (hijrah) was to Allah and His Messenger, his migration is to Allah and His Messenger; but he whose migration was for some worldly thing he might gain, or for a wife he might marry, his migration is to that for which he migrated." [Al-Bukhari & Muslim]

-this hadeeth is very important and he wrote it first
-this book is talking about how the revelation started to the prophet (saw)
-when you are talking about the start of revelation,
-you are talking about something very specific
-perhaps there will be a hadeeth that will tell you how the sahabah saw the rasul

But if you open the book you find a strange hadith
-actions are by intentions and
-everyone gets what they intend
-if you read the heading of this hadeeth, it is very strange
-it says hadeeth of revelation
-but what does this hadith have to do with revelation
-revelation is talking about Angel Jibril revealing to him
-and he sweating a lot to receive the wahyi and other things

The ulama said this shows how Imam Bukhari is a genius
-he is telling you that you need to have good intentions
-in Arabic it means Nuqta, something you can keep to support your knowledge
-so he is telling us to clean our intentions

The 2nd bit is technical
-the imam said Haddathana
-meaning we have been given permission to narrate the following
-the ‘we’ here means plural not singular
-he and others were given permission by Hamidi Abdullah ibn Jubair, his shaikh
-so we ask Bukhari, you and others heard the hadeeth,
-meaning if I can’t find it with other people but you
-then I will disbelieve in the hadeeth

But he said we had been given permission
-and it is a big thing to be given ijaza
-the normal thing will be to go to a halaqah with other students
-and these people will stand up and start narrating hadeeth the shaikh told them
-they would repeat what he told them
-and if the likes what they narrated, he would give them a pebble
-this you will keep with you because it means you were given ijaza
-if the shaikh does not like what you narrated he won’t give you

So this means Imam Bukhari spent some days memorizing the hadeeth
-and he used to do ghusl and make 2 rakat before writing a hadeeth down
-this is how he used to treat the words of the prophet (saw)
-now we go back to the chain

Imam Bukhari’s shaikh said hadathana Sufyan ibn Uyaynah
-Sufyan has given us, him and others
-so we can say group including Bukhari heard from
-a group including Al Jubair
-so others also heard together with Hamidi from Sufyan

Sufyan said hadathana Yahya ibn Saed al Ansari
-when you say hadathana Yahya ibn Saed
-we have extended the chain to a 3rd collective narration
-group including Sufyan
-so it is group from group from group
-and we have 1 name trusted in each group

Now Yahya ibn Saed said akhbarani Muhammad
-he didn’t say akhbarana, they are different
-the former is saying he told me
-and the latter is saying he told us
-so from the chain here
-if nobody knows about this hadeeth but Yahya you won’t worry
-because he didn’t say akhbarana
-and he didn’t say he took it by ijaza
-he took it by telling
-and akhbarani and hadathana are not the same
-the latter is stronger
-but the former is not weak, it means heard from shaikh
-it is trusted
-it would have been weak if he had not told us from who

There are instances there is no ijaza given

-one of them is this case
-the ulama said because Yahya was alone
-between Yahya and Muhammad Taimi is akhbarani
-he told him alone and not by ijaza
-the ulama said because Yahya was alone he won’t give him ijaza alone
-he did not have a halaqah
-and because of this he said he told me
-but if there was halaqah he would have said he gave me ijaza
-and that is why it is stronger

It is possible not to get ijaza e.g. imam Shoabi was extremely cautious
-and used to take the hadeeth more expensive than pieces of emeralds
-therefore if he gave hadeeth by ijaza this is strong
-it was easier for him to give you his daughter in marriage than give you ijaza
-you would stay with him in his house for months
-and he would scrutinize you and if possible ask about your family

So we can get hadeeth by akhbarani, akhbarana and not hadathana

We have a new introduction which is different from hadathana
-and this is akhbarana
-singular form akhbarani (Muhammad Taimi)
-so a group including Yahya told a group including Sufyan
-Muhammad Taimi said same3, he heard Al Qama’a ibn Waqqas
-this is a different form of transportation

The hadeeth is transported in verbs or nouns
-it can be hadathana, akhbarana or same3
-Muhammad Taimi heard al Qama’a
-he was the only one that heard him

Al Qama’a heard from Umar
-him alone
-so we have now entered the green light area, the sahabah, Umar r.a
-now let us look at the hadeeth from top to bottom

Rasul (saw)>>>Umar>>>Al Qama’a>>>Muhammad Taimi>>>Yahya>>>Sufyan>>>Jubair>>>Bukhari

I will like you to take this as another Nuqta in your heart

-we don’t have to doubt this chain
-the first is rasul (saw) and the last is Bukhari
-but we have a lot to learn
-we have 5 other people then Umar

So you go to the ulama and ask them what do they think of the 5 men?
-they said, they are all good

Next we have to establish if the chain is continuous
-has Bukhari met al Hamidi?
-in this case definitely because he said hadathana
-and you will find this hadeeth in many books
-like musnad Shafi’i
-and the next bit is also hadathana
-so it is strong

The next one is he told me
-the next one is also hear and heard and heard
-all the forms of transportation are in this hadeeth
-so it is a very rich chain

Now we want to look from another side
-who else heard it from the prophet apart from Umar?
-but how dare you doubt Umar?
-now we ask who else heard Umar apart from al Qama’a
-this is a legal question

Another question is who else heard from Al Qama’a apart from Muhammad Taimi?
-another legal question

Who else heard from Muhammad other than Yahya?
-from the wording given to us, there is a ‘told me’
-Muhammad told Yahya, but did he tell another person?
-we don’t know

Bukhari is telling you that this hadeeth that came from medina
-from the most noble lips to the heart of Umar
-into the ears of Al Qama’a
-to those of Muhammad Taimi
-to the books of Yahya, because you can tell someone by writing
-so this hadeeth has been going 4 generations
-only one man to one man
-and then became common knowledge
-many people heard from Yahya and then down the chain

Did Bukhari say this hadeeth is weak?
-well you can see it is hadeeth number 1 in his book
-you can’t start your book with a weak hadeeth
-this hadeeth is called hadeeth Ghareeb
-if it was given by Tirmidhi in the same wording
-he would have said we never knew about this hadeeth except through other people
-but in this instance imam Bukhari accepted it
-and it is a very important hadeeth
-you need to have sincerity

Friday, July 27, 2012

-335- Tafseer Surah Furqan (Part 5)

TAFSEER SURAH FURQAN (32-51)
THE BARAKAH OF ISLAM ARE FOR THOSE WHOM ALLAH LOVES

by Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
06.07.2012 (Evening Dars)


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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Q&A Personality Disorders

(02/05/12)

Personality Disorders [Part 1] 

Question 1: Shaikh is there a Sunnah for how many hours one should sleep in a night?
Answer 1: The Sunnah is to sleep after Isha and wake up before fajr. Don’t sleep on your stomach but try and sleep on your side or on your back. Make the duas for sleeping and waking up. Do not sleep on roof tops you might fall down. You should separate the kids (male from female) from the bed after the age of 10. Two women should not sleep under the same blanket, or two men, this might lead to homosexuality.

“Teach your children to pray when they are seven years old, and smack them if they do not pray when they are 10 years old, and separate them in their beds.” [Abu Dawood (459) and Ahmad (6650)] 

Question 2: Asalam Alaykom Sheikh. I had a dream in which I saw Abu Qatadah. He came to say salaam and was surrounded by a lot of people like spies asking him questions. Can you tell me what this means? I had a strange dream today where I was chasing someone then this person fell over a bridge and fell into the sea. I tried to stop this person but couldn’t stop and fell in as well. Can you please explain this too? Jazakallah khayr.
Answer 2: The dream means that Abu Qatadah will be released (insha’Allah) and journalist will come to him to ask questions. The second part is you'll try to save a person but you'll fall into the same problem yourself only Allah knows the nature of the danger. You need to be more specific. 

Question 3: If someone is soft hearted but he wants to be assertive how does he do this?
Answer 3: Sometimes it's not too good to be soft-hearted because you are the balanced nation. But if you realise you are too soft find someone who is stronger to be your guide to help you make hard decisions.

Question 4: What's the best way to protect yourself from dreams that are from Shaytaan and to protect yourself from the little Jinn’s when you are asleep?
Answer 4: The best thing to do is to recite the Quls before you go to bed in the state of Wadhu. This will then allow your soul to mix with the souls of the angels and you'll have pleasant dreams. If you go to bed without wudhu, and recite the Quls you'll still have nightmares because your soul mixes with that of the Jinn’s.

“True dreams are one of the forty-six parts of Prophethood.” (al-Bukhaari, 6472; Muslim, 4201) 


(03/05/12)


Personality Disorders [Part 2] 

Question 1: Shaikh, Islam does not teach us to shun those who have certain disabilities or seem "different". What advice do you give to those who mock/bully them? We are one Ummah and the Nabi (saws) said not to cut off one another because we are supposed to be brothers.
Answer 1: This is a very important question; the solution is in surah 9:71.

 The believers, men and women, are Auliya' (helpers, supporters, friends, protectors) of one another, they enjoin (on the people) Al-Ma'rûf (i.e. Islamic Monotheism and all that Islam orders one to do), and forbid (people) from Al-Munkar (i.e. polytheism and disbelief of all kinds, and all that Islam has forbidden); they perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat) and give the Zakat, and obey Allah and His Messenger. Allah will have His Mercy on them. Surely Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise. (At-Tawbah 9:71) 

We should support them, and we shouldn’t shun them. Don’t be like the khawarij we should be there for them, so they can overcome this. Even though the disorder is their problem, its caused by not practising Islam. The kaafir mothers, majority of the time, they are smoking and drinking whilst they are pregnant. The Jinns are responsible for these disorders. You should play/listen/read surah Baqarah. These kuffar say that they do not know what causes these disorders. But we Muslims know what the cause is, Allah says in the Quran Surah (114). If you the kuffar, do not know what causes these disorders why do you give the people pills? The pharmacists are laughing all the way to the banks! They say 'in the pills we put trust' we say 'in Allah we have our trust' 


 "Who whispers in the breasts of mankind, (An-Nas 114:5) "Of jinns and men." (An-Nas 114:6) 

Question 2: Assalam Alaikum shaikh, what do you know about autism and how best to help a child with autism. Jzk
Answer 2: 1 in 55 boys and 1 in 88 girls are born with it in the US. Most men who have babies over age 35 have autistic sons, they need a structured environment. They need to hear Qur'an being played and nasheeds; they responded very well to these things. Early diagnosis is important. Children need to respond when you call their name, kids with autism do not do so. 

AUTISM: www.autismspeaks.org/ http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/autism/detail_autism.htm

Question 3: What are the symptoms of ADHD? Is it better than having bipolar? 
Answer 3: ADHD-, the child with this disorder they cannot remain still in the class room, and they are the biggest nightmare for any teacher. They are very disruptive. A boy in Halifax, had this and had the whole school shut down, the teachers wanted to resign. Which one is worse, Bipolar or ADHD?. It is difficult to say, shaikh says maybe ADHD. Bipolar people suffer maybe 6months with happiness/6months with sadness. Bipolar can be treated if they're surrounded by God-Fearing people, But however ADHD this is hard to handle because they are always hyper-active. 


Question 4: Shaikh what is the best way to help if someone has a speech impediment disorder? 
Answer 4: We haven’t covered this disorder yet, speech impediment needs therapy. Musa A.s had speech impediment, they say his tongue may have been damaged. You need your vocabulary fluent, read books, be by clever people. This will expand your vocabulary. Read The Sealed Nectar the language in that is excellent. Musa didn’t have weak vocabulary, he had an accident when he was young, he made a dua in surah 20:27-28. 


"And make loose the knot (the defect) from my tongue, (i.e. remove the incorrectness from my speech) [That occurred as a result of a brand of fire which Mûsa (Moses) put in his mouth when he was an infant]. [Tafsir At-Tabari, Vol. 16, Page 159]. (Ta-Ha 20:27) 


 "That they understand my speech, (Ta-Ha 20:28) 


Question 5: Sheikh, if a pregnant woman is told on early stage pregnancy that she is having a baby with Down syndrome is she allowed to abort the pregnancy? 
Answer 5: The problem with this is that, shaikh had a friend in London and He gave birth to a healthy son. But when she was pregnant the doctor said the baby had Down syndrome. But the baby was very healthy and handsome when he was born. So, shaikhs opinion is to have the baby, and seek other judgement if you want. The Doctor cannot tell if the baby will have a syndrome or not.




(06/05/12) 


Personality Disorder [Part 3] 


Question 1: There is a hadith that say when two Muslim have a disputes you are not allow to go on more than three days without speaking to your brother or sister. Can you use this when have a dispute with your wife? 
Answer 1: You can boycott your wife for more than 3 days. Because the prophet did so for a month and he did so because he was disciplining them. But you need to monitor the situation with a qualified sheikh, because may be you boycotted your wife for something trivial. 


Question 2: Assalam alaykom dear respected Sheikh, it is clear that especially the corrupted societies in the west create many personality disorders. So what is the solution for all those afflicted souls? To be Muslim does not automatically cure those problems as far as I think. Thank you. 
Answer 2: Whenever you have milk and don’t want it to go off, you put it in a fridge. So you need to put the Muslim in an Islamic state to solve this problem. In the West these shrinks are very busy because the society suffers from multiple personality disorders. The west caters for sex addiction but you don’t have this in Islamic countries. It is a very ungodly society. You have 6 sacred things and only the Islamic state can cater for these: 1. Your life 2. Your wealth 3. Your honour 4. Your aql 5. Your lineage 6. Your deen. 


Question 3: Sheikh, women by nature like to spend their time beautifying themselves, should this also be classified as narcissism? jzk 
Answer 3: Women like to beautify themselves; they have 10 or more pairs of shoes. But it becomes narcissism if it reaches the point they look down upon people. 




(07/05/12) 

Personality Disorders [Part 4] 


Question 1: If a man did not give talaq to his wife in order to preserve his family is that wrong couldn't she get a Khula if she wants to get out? 
Answer 1: She should follow the advice of the wali, the wali is to look after your interest. Allah told you in 4:35 you should go for arbitration when you’re facing problems in the marriage. 


 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) 


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


Al-Bayhaqi narrated in Shu’ab al-Eemaan from al-Raqaashi: “When a person gets married he has completed half of his religion, so let him fear Allaah with regard to the other half.” 


Question 2: Assalamu alaikum sheikh, I had a dream about a hijabi sister in my university, in the dream she pats me on the back and now when I see her at university I have feelings for her, what does this mean? Answer 2: If you yourself are practising, and this sister is practising then you are compatible. You should consider nikah, but if you are not, and she’s not then it is from shaytan. 


Question 3: My brother has joined the British army, what is the best advice I can give him? 
Answer 3: The best advice you can give him 4:76. 


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




(08/05/12) 


Personality Disorder [Part 5] 


Question 1: Asalaamualaikum, if your wife can’t get pregnant and when you tell her about marrying a second wife she disagrees, she expect you to live the rest of your life without children, isn't that selfish? Answer 1: Your wife is being selfish and you have a valid reason to get married. This is not uncommon for you to want to take a 2nd wife so you don't fall into zina. Some brothers have high testosterone so they need a 2nd wife the hadeeth is clear: 


 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)] 


In the west, people are proud, arrogant, selfish and self-centred, so we're not surprised about your wife, this is because you're living in darul harb and have diseases of the heart. 


Question 2: Is it possible for an unmarried Muslim man to be engaged in sex with slave girls, captive or infidel woman? 
Answer 2: You are permitted to have concubines (your right-hand possessed), you can go to bed with your right hand possessed. Allah says: 


 And those who guard their chastity (i.e. private parts, from illegal sexual acts) (Al-Mu'minun 23:5) 


Except from their wives or (the captives and slaves) that their right hands possess, for then, they are free from blame; (Al-Mu'minun 23:6) 


But whoever seeks beyond that, then those are the transgressors; (Al-Mu'minun 23:7) 


You do not need to marry your concubines, modernists say you must marry the concubine but this is NOT the haqq. They're making up their own religion 


 al-Tabaraani narrated from Ibn Mas’ood that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Allaah has decreed jealousy for women and jihad for men, so whoever bears that with patience out of faith and in the hope of reward will have a reward like that of a martyr.” If you're patient when your husband marries again, you get the reward of a martyr.


Give up your pride, this is why women don't like polygamy, but it is Sunnah and its halal for brothers. Aisha (r.a) was a co-wife, are you better than her? Darul harb has turned people into low life scums of earth and can't cope witih what Qur'an says. Some of you say things to make you APOSTATE than to say SIS, MARRY MY HUSBAND. Some say it's difficult to find a good man so some sisters rather their sisters apostate. Some don't make hijrah but they still want to live in darul harb and they can't cope with polygamy so they are not prepared to do anything for Islam. They rather live in humiliation than to do something for Islam.

Q&A How to be sincere series [Revisited]


(12/05/12) 


How to be sincere to Allah [Part 1]


Question 1: Shaikh I’m following the aqeedah of ahlus sunnah. There is a brother who is a saudi salafi, I see him every day and he told me it’s halal to report Muslims to the police or FBI because we are not living under shariah. He also said that my aqeedah harms the Muslims who live in the West. Can you explain deception of brother and his creed? 
Answer 1: The madkhalis are so evil; they are prepared to lie on the prophet. Their aqeedah is weird and messed up; you can’t report your Muslim brother to the FBI or police. They said to join the UN is halal because the prophet signed a treaty with Quraish. Why are you so desperate so much you lie on the prophet!


O you who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians as Auliya' (friends, protectors, helpers, etc.), they are but Auliya' to one another. And if any amongst you takes them as Auliya', then surely he is one of them. Verily, Allah guides not those people who are the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong¬doers and unjust). (Al-Ma'idah 5:51) 




Question 2: Assalamu alaikum shaikh, we know that after taubah has been done with ikhlaas, Allah SWT will wipe out our sins as if we have never committed them. But there is a hadith that says Allah SWT will remind the believers (on Judgement Day) about the sins they committed in dunya. But He will keep them veiled from the rest of the creation as He kept them hidden in dunya. Does it mean that Allah SWT will forgive and wipe out our sins and YET He will still remind us of them on the Day of Judgement even if we made sincere repentance and met the conditions of taubah? 
Answer 2: Even though you will see your haram and Allah will show you your sins, it does not mean Allah will show it to others in akhira. Because Allah said if you hide the sins of your brothers He will hide your sins. So not because you will see your sins, Allah will show them to others.


Question 3: I read the news today that Saudi King aduwAllah has sacked his adviser rabbi Abdel Mohsen al-Obeikan who criticized the judges of trying to westernize the kingdom of kufr and also allowing women to vote and run for municipal elections 2015 (inshallah we don’t see them by that time). What was the response from the saudi salafi? What is your take on this? 
Answer 3: I don’t believe in democracy and westernisation, so I don’t take sides with the sacked adviser. Western education is haram, but medicine, engineering are called international education western education is Darwinism, to say Jesus is god etc. 


Question 4: Assalamu alaikum sheikh, I learnt that As-Saddique is a higher status with Allah than a Shaheed, Is it possible to die a saddique or was this only for Abu Bakr As-saddique (RA), if not how can someone die as a saddique? JZK 
Answer 4: Abu Bakr was called as siddiq because he believed in al israa wal mi'raj, no one can be higher than the shaheed. That title was exclusive for Abu Bakr. 




(13/05/12) 


How to be Sincere To Allah [Part 2]


Question 1: Asalam alaikum shaikh, inshaAllah may Allah reward you for all your efforts can you please tell me what would be considered to be a valid reason for not been able to perform hajj? 
Answer 1: Lack of money is a valid reason, also for a woman if she has no mahram but she can perform hajj with a group of women. Also if you do not have good health, if you’re in prison, lack of sanity is also another valid reason.


Question 2: I live in the bay area and I'm unemployed. Recently I have been offered a job which requires of me to make up or translate stories for kuffar or their relatives for asylum appeals or work visas, on bases that they were prosecuted abroad about their sexual orientation. These stories are not true, but the San Francisco immigration is more likely to accept the application is this job permissible?
Answer 2: Working as a translator for an army that has occupied a Muslim country makes you a kaafir, but if you work for applications for immigration or such this is not haram and shaikh does not know any shaikhs that says its haraam. 

Question 3: Assalam alaikum shaikh, where can we find an up to date list of countries which are Darul Kufr? jzk 
Answer 3: Shaikh will give you the definition of darul kufr/darul harb and you can make the judgement yourself. Any country that does not lock up Muslims for any reason, and does not kill them you cannot fight them such as Brazil, Jamaica, and Venezuela. But darul harb are countries that kill Muslims/occupy Muslim lands/lock up Muslims. In darul harb you don’t have to pay back a loan if you get one out, because Abu Baseer used to raid caravans of the Quraysh, and the prophet turned a blind eye. Shaikh cannot tell you about darul harb and its conditions because we may not be able to take it. How many people told you about the raid of the caravans? They hide it under the carpet even though it’s in The Sealed Nectar. The laws of darul harb is different to the laws of darul kufr and darul islam. 


Question 4: Please define hikmah? Answer 4: Hikmah is wisdom, is to do things and say things in the right place, right time and right way. Allah says; 


 He grants Hikmah to whom He pleases, and he, to whom Hikmah is granted, is indeed granted abundant good. But none remember (will receive admonition) except men of understanding. (Al-Baqarah 2:269) 






(14/05/12)


How to be sincere to the Holy Quran 


Question 1: I want to devote my life to the study (to study in general), but all my friends disturb me by wanting to spend time with me. How do I get rid of them and others who disturb you when you want to work and to study? 
Answer 1: You need to leave your environment and go to an institution and study the Quran for 16 hours. This is how to learn, but if you are in in darul harb and you're seeing the same faces/same thing every day this is not a good motivation. So pack your bags and go to a different country, Saudi or Egypt. Whichever one suits you. 


Question 2: A woman is allowed to lead a man in salah? Do you mean only her husband or there are other men she can lead? 
Answer 2: Ibn Sireen said a woman is allowed to lead the men in salah if they DO NOT know surah fatiha. Shaikh can do further research, this is ibn sireens fatwa. If a person cannot recite surah fatiha properly then the salah is batil. 


Question 3: Shaikh, in a previous dars you said the Maqaam of the siddiq was exclusive to Abu Bark (r.a.) but Allah SWT says in surah Nisa: 69 "siddiqeen" which is plural. Also, Allah SWT says that Maryam bint Imran (as) is a "siddiqah" is surah Maidah: 75. Am I right to say that the maqaam of the siddiq was not exclusive to Abu Bakr (r.a.) and it is higher than the maqaam of the shaheed as have said many ulema? Answer 3: Abu Bakr was the only sahaba that was given the title of the siddique. But that does not mean that Umar/Ali were not siddique. It’s just that Abu Bakr was given that title, maybe you misunderstood sheikh, and the shaheed is siddique also; because they left their lives/family for the sake of Allah. Surah 4:69 is what the questioner is talking about. 


 And whoso obeys Allah and the Messenger (Muhammad SAW), then they will be in the company of those on whom Allah has bestowed His Grace, of the Prophets, the Siddiqûn (those followers of the Prophets who were first and foremost to believe in them, like Abu Bakr As¬Siddiq), the martyrs, and the righteous. And how excellent these companions are! (An-Nisa 4:69 Miqdam ibn Ma’dikarib (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, “There are with Allah six blessings for the martyr. (1) He is forgiven with the first drop of blood. (2) He is shown his abode in paradise. (3) He is preserved from the torment of the grave and is safe from the great fear on the Day of Resurrection. (4) A crown of honour ingrained with pearl is placed on his head, which is better than the world and what it contains. (5) He is married to seventy-two maidens (huris) of paradise. His intercession for his seventy relatives is accepted.” [Tirmidhi 1669, Ahmed 12013, Ibn e Majah 2799] 


Question 4: Shaykh is it a bid'ah for one who wishes to make a dua after finishing the salah to raise his hands? 
Answer 4: Those who say that you can raise your hands in a dua, they use the hadith of the prophet (saw) at the battle of badr, this is the hujjah they use. To raise your hands is not an issue, even though there is a bit of difference of opinion regarding this. Even though the salafis make this as a BIG ISSUE, they say 'bidah bidah'! We say this is not a major issue because this does not nullify your shahadah, but however, when you say 'spying on the mujahideen is ok' this makes you a kaafir. They make minor things major and major things minor. The scholars says, when you ask Allah for a BIG thing then raise your hands high to Allah, but if you ask for something small, then raise it low. To make a dua after every single salah is a bi'dah. When shaikh was in Africa, he was told to lead the salah at the masjid, sometimes shaikh used to make dua after salah sometimes he didn't, when he didn’t 'all hell broke loose'- They said to him we have had the tradition of making dua after salah for 300 years, shaikh was not educated like that in Saudi. The imams in Makkah/Madinah, have you seen them making dua after every Salah? Impossible there is no hadith that says so. When you go to a sufi masjid they shake the hands of the one who prayed next to them, if they did not do so they think it’s bi'dah and that your salah is not complete. This was the first time they have saw someone who does not make a dua after salah, this is maybe because they haven’t been to hajj/umrah. They also said they haven’t seen anyone wipe over their socks, this is hambali fiqh. For Hanafi fiqh, they only wipe over the socks if the socks are leather. Hambali fiqh says you can wipe over cotton socks. So making a dua after EVERY SALAH is a bi'dah, because you are misleading the people they will think it’s fardh to do so, and if you don’t do it your salah will be incomplete. 


Question 5: Shaikh I know one of the best times for dua to be accepted is in sajdah but is it bid'ah to do this in each sajdah? 
Answer 5: It’s not a bi'dah to do a dua in each sajadah, you can ask for 4 different things in 4 rakahs, but this must be in said in Arabic if you’re doing the dua’s in your fardh salah’s, if you make dua in your sunnah salat, then you’re allowed to make the dua in sajadah in any language. How to be sincere to the rasool (saw). 




(15/05/12)


How to be sincere To The Rasool (saw)


Question 1: I was in a pal talk room called Oxymoron’s and a woman came in there and took mic and was encouraging intimate relationships between Muslim girls and Jewish men and claimed she is presently in such a relationship. What’s her status is she still a Muslim? She also praised and supported the kuffar urinating on dead mujahideen plus she mocked the hijab and said Islam is oppressive to women and doesn’t believe hijab is fard and the Quran is unfair to women regarding inheritance 
Answer 1: This person has been on paltalk for a long time, and spreading her kufr. She's from a Turkish origin. Uthman (ra) said when girl commits zina she wishes every girl would do the same. She wants it to look like its normal, Jewish men are not lawful for muslim women. 
Allah says: 


O you who believe! When believing women come to you as emigrants, examine them, Allah knows best as to their Faith, then if you ascertain that they are true believers, send them not back to the disbelievers, they are not lawful (wives) for the disbelievers nor are the disbelievers lawful (husbands) for them. (Al-Mumtahinah 60:10) 


You are not allowed to make halal what’s haram, like what she is doing (to marry/or commit zina) with Jewish men. Anyone who does this is a kaafir. If you support kuffar who disgrace Muslims, you have no wala and bara this makes you a kaafir. Allah says: 


If you ask them (about this), they declare: "We were only talking idly and joking." Say: "Was it at Allah, and His Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) and His Messenger (SAW) that you were mocking?" (At-Tawbah 9:65) 


Make no excuse; you have disbelieved after you had believed. If We pardon some of you, We will punish others amongst you because they were Mujrimûn (disbelievers, polytheists, sinners, criminals, etc.). (At-Tawbah 9:66) 


This is because of that (evil) which your hands have sent before you. And certainly, Allah is never unjust to (His) slaves. (Aali Imran 3:182) 


If you mock the hijaab this makes you kaafir too because of the surah 9:55-56 Also to say that Islam is oppressive to women, Allah said 3:182 he is not oppressive-, so this is kufr again. This person is pitiful/appalling and pathetic. This person does not believe in the day of judgement because, if they did they would fear Allah and stop. 


So let not their wealth or their children amaze you (O Muhammad SAW); in reality Allāh's Plan is to punish them with these things in the life of the this world, and that their souls shall depart (die) while they are disbelievers. (At-Tawbah 9:55) 


They swear by Allāh that they are truly of you while they are not of you, but they are a people (hypocrites) who are afraid (that you may kill them). (At-Tawbah 9:56) 




Question 2: Shaikh can you please explain the hadith that says do not go against ruler as long as he allows you to pray. I'm aware of the hadith that says topple the leader that see clear kufr, so the first hadith is perhaps referring to a ruler that implements shariah? jzk 
Answer 2: The hadith that says topple the leader if you see clear kufr, over rides all other hadiths. 


The prophet (SAW) said: “…topple the leader if you see clear kufr.” [Sahih Bukhari, (Vol. 9, pg. 47, No. 7055) and Sahih Muslim, (Vol. 3, pg. 1469, No. 1709)] 


It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah (RA) said: A man came to the Messenger of Allah (SAW) and said: O Messenger of Allah, what do you think if a man comes wanting to take my property? He said: “Do not give him your property.” He said: What if he fights me? He said: “Fight him.” He said: What if he kills me? He said: “Then you will be a martyr.” He said: What if I kill him? He said: “He will be in Hell.” [Sahih Muslim (Vol. 1, pg. 124) No. 140] 


 Some leaders may allow you to pray such as UK/US but does that mean they are darul islam? Salah is just one aspect of the deen. Why don’t you ask the hadith scholar who comes into this room to teach you whether this hadith authentic or not, he will tell you it is da'eef. Allah says; 


 He (Allah) said (to him), "Verily, I am going to make you a leader (Prophet) of mankind." [Ibrahim (Abraham)] said, "And of my offspring (to make leaders)." (Allah) said, "My Covenant (Prophethood, etc.) includes not Zalimûn (polytheists and wrong-doers)." (Al-Baqarah 2:124) 


THAT HADITH WAS EXPLAIN IN FOLLOWING MOSTALAH CLASS: http://www.authentictauheed.com/2012/03/18-mostalah-hadeeth-class-by-abu_14.html 


Question 3: Assalam alaikum shaikh, you said before not to offer dawah to co-workers? Have you changed your stance? Jzk 
Answer 3: You are not allowed to do dawah to co-workers if they do not show interest. Allah said: 


Therefore remind (men) in case the reminder profits (them). (Al-A'la 87:9) 


Question 4: Aswrwb can you give us some examples of the sunnah when a person was executed for a sin without being interrogated: such as when a person was killed for sleeping with his step mother, and when someone did black magic on Hafsa. Are there any other examples? Shukran wa JazakaAllah khair. 
Answer 4: There are other examples for when people have been killed without interrogation, to make what is haraam, halal. The madkhalis put the conditions of istihlaal and think its only for major kufr. This is where they go wrong. Pagan Arabs used to inherit their father's wives (this custom is passed). 


And marry not women whom your fathers married, except what has already passed; indeed it was shameful and most hateful, and an evil way. (An-Nisa 4:22) 


Yahya related to me from Malik from Muhammad ibn Abd ar-Rahman ibn Sad ibn Zurara that he had heard that Hafsa, the wife of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, killed one of her slave-girls who had used sorcery against her. She was a mudabbara. Hafsa gave the order, and she was killed. [Malik Muwatta, Book 43, Number 43.19.14] 


Narrated By Al-Bara' ibn Azib: I met my uncle who was carrying a standard. I asked him: Where are you going? He said: The Apostle of Allah (SAW) has sent me to a man who has married his father's wife. He has ordered me to cut off his head and take his property. [Abu Dawud 4442, Nisai 3334] 


Now we don’t inherit father's wives. Shaikh 'Abdul-'Azeez Ibn 'Abdullaah Ibn Baaz said: "There is no Eemaan for the one who believes the laws of the people and their opinions are superior to the Hukm of Allah and His Messenger or that they are equal to it or that they resemble it or who leaves it or replaces it with fabricated laws and institutions invented by people, even if he believes that the laws of Allah are more encompassing and more just." – "Risaalat Wujoob Tah'keem Sharee'at Allah' Pg. 39, which follows the "Risaalat Tah'keem Al-Qawaneen" Published by "Daar Al-Muslim" 



(16/05/12) 


How to be sincere To The Ummah of Muhammad (saw) [Part1]


Question 1: Asalamu aleykum shaykh, you said Allah said to men “marry women whom you fancy”, is it the same for the women? 
Answer 1: Yes it is the same for women also, you’re not allowed to get married without any chemistry. When it comes down to marriage, there is no back biting, if the brother is a drug addict, you must be honest and tell the sister. So this is a time when there is no back biting; she must be told negative traits. 
Ibn Abass dressed up for his wives, he said he does it because Allah said women have the same rights over you. 


And they (women) have rights (over their husbands as regards living expenses, etc.) similar (to those of their husbands) over them (as regards obedience and respect, etc.) to what is reasonable, but men have a degree (of responsibility) over them. And Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise. (Al-Baqarah 2:228) 


A wife is permitted to call her husband to bed every 4 days (this is a right). When Shaikh was in South Africa, the sisters loved to hear this right of theirs, the men complained to Shaikh, they said it is a fitnaa, because their Tablighi Jamm'at go out for khurug for 40 days. But this is what SH learned in university. 


Question 2: Assalamu Alaikum shaikh a brother proposed to a sister who is already engaged and she told him brother I am engaged, he said he does not accept the engagement because it has not reached the level of her parents so she is still not engaged and he has the right to propose to her. Is this correct? 
Answer 2: Yes it is correct because the parents did not consent. But the parents must be on the aqeedah of ASWJ (not if they are deviants sects). If you do marry these, the marriage is bautil x 3. Engagement happens when the parents give consent. Some scholars say a widow or divorcee do not need parental consent (only virgins). This is Abu Hanifa's opinion so she can't be accused of doing zina. 


Aisha reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, “If any woman marries without the consent of her guardian then her marriage is void. Her marriage is void. Her marriage is void. If he cohabits with her then for her is the dower with which her immodesty is turned lawful. And if they dispute with one another then the ruler is the guardian of one who has no gurardian”. [Tirmidhi 1104, Ahmed 24426, Abu Dawud 2083, Ibn e Majah 1879] 


The issue of WALI is not as straight forward as we think, there are opinions about it. This is commonplace for Palestinian women every day. 


Question 3: Sheikh, if I see an item I own at a relative’s house can I take it without telling them. To avoid conflict, it was my property to begin with. jzk 
Answer 3: Yes you can take it because it belonged to you in the first place. Was it borrowed or stolen? The property didn't walk there, so it’s yours and you can have it back. 


Question 4: Shaykh is it more accurate for the imam to recite rabbana walakal Hamd in the salah or is it more accurate for him to only let those following him recite it? 
Answer 4: Those behind him should say “rabbana Lakal Hamd”, this is one opinion. The Maliki opinion is the imam says both. Shaikh says the imam says both but he whispers to himself (rabbana Lakal Hamd). 


Question 5: What are some of the ways to counter al maghrib and kawthar institute which tries to portray itself as authentically Islamic. The instructors are also given unlimited travel restrictions around world to hold seminars which raises suspicion. 
Answer 5: Shaikh Awlaki (rh) refuted al-maghrib institute and pronounced the owner as an agent, these do not preach jihad or Shariah, they might call mujahideen terrorists. 




(17/05/12) 


How to be sincere To The Ummah of Muhammad (saw) [Part2] 


Question 1: Shaikh, rasulallah (saw) married his daughter (Fatima r.a.) to his blood cousin Ali Ibn Abi Taalib (r.a.) and they had wonderful kids. So what the shuyukh at the university have said does not apply to everybody. Am I right inshaAllah? 
Answer 1: It does not apply to everyone, when Fatima married Ali they were not first cousins. The shaikhs were on about first cousins. Something might be halal but not recommended to do. 


Question 2: What if weird men give you salam on the street, should you reply? Or can you walk off and say it quietly? 
Answer 2: When men give salaam to sisters on the street, the sisters do not have to reply, they can say it quietly. Men do this do get familiar with sisters. Kuffar men do this also. 




(20/05/12)


How to be sincere To The Leaders [Part 1] 


Question 1: As Salaamuilaykum sheikh you said we shouldn't disassociate ourselves from Muslims who are weak, but you’ve heard of the saying “birds of a feather flock together” and your friends are a reflection of you”. So if a sister is weak in imaan and you try to help her but she continues the same behaviour. Would I be wrong to cut her off? 
Answer1: The problem is if they cut them off they’ll become Christians. They need help and to be loved. You only cut them off if they are affecting your imaan and ask her to seek help from somewhere else. A weak Muslim needs the company of the strong Muslims to be strong again.  


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


And whoso obeys Allah and the Messenger (Muhammad SAW), then they will be in the company of those on whom Allah has bestowed His Grace, of the Prophets, the Siddiqûn (those followers of the Prophets who were first and foremost to believe in them, like Abu Bakr As¬Siddiq), the martyrs, and the righteous. And how excellent these companions are! (An-Nisa 4:69) 


Question 2: Salam Alaykum, if a Muslim Khalif or king grants safety to a kaafir or kaafir nation, are all the knowing Muslims obligated to uphold this treaty no matter if the treaty is right or wrong? 
Answer 2: If the caliph signs a treaty, then all the Muslims should adhere to it. But if a Muslim country signs it then it is not binding on the other Muslims, when the rasul (saw) signed the treaty it was only binding on the Muslims in Medina. Because Abu Basir and the others were in no man's land, and they were raiding the caravans of Quraish and the rasul (saw) turned a blind eye to him. The kuffar came begging for him to take them in. 


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


Question 3: Sheihk I was just wondering, wasn’t Anas ibn Malik the one who made the famous statement "By the Lord of the Kabaa, I have succeded" when he was martyred. Was it this sahabaa who made the mistake of not answering the call for Jihad? Jzk. 
Answer 3: Anas wasn't the sahaba who didn't answer the call for jihaad. They were three, Ka'ab Ibn Malik, Hilal Ibn Umayya and Marara Ibn Rabe, these 3 were boycotted for 50 days. 


http://www.authentictauheed.com/2012/04/304-sealed-necter-part-21.html 




(23/05/12) 


How to be sincere To The Leaders [Part2] 


Question 1: Assalamu Alaikum Shayk, what is the correct opinion regarding to what the Tabliqi Jamaat claim to be doing by reciting hadith after every salat and holding up gathering in the masjid after every fajr prayer, they call Masoora. Is this from the Sunnah and is there any hujjah for it? 
Answer 1: It is bidah to recite hadith after every salah. Shaikh didn't make dua after Fajr salah when he was in Africa, and the Imam there said, “PLEASE RECITE IT TO PREVENT FITNAA.” Salah is an act of ibaadah. Reciting some hadeeth after some salah, this is fine but to require it after every single salah, it becomes a bid'ah.