Thursday, January 3, 2013

-437- Hadeeth Number 27

SHARH OF THE 40 HADEETH OF IMAM AN NAWAWI: HADEETH NUMBER 27

By Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
11.15.2012 (Night Dars)

NOTES typed by AT38 and AT3
Edited and Formatted by AT38 and AT7



Bismillah...



HADITH NUMBER 27

الحديث السابع والعشرون
«عن النواس بن سمعان رضي الله تعالى عنه عن النبي صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم قال البر حسن الخلق، والإثم ما حاك في نفسك وكرهت أن يطلع عليه الناس» .
رواه مسلم
وعن وابصة بن معبد رضي الله تعالى عنه قال: «أتيت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم فقال: جئت تسأل عن البر؟ قلت: نعم، وقال: إستفت قلبك، البر ما اطمأنت إليه النفس واطمأن إليه القلب، والإثم ما حاك في النفس وتردد في الصدر وإن أفتاك الناس وأفتوك» .
حديث حسن.
رويناه في مسندي الإمامين أحمد بن حنبل والدرامي بإسناد حسن.

On the authority of an-Nawas bin Sam’an (RA) that the Prophet (SAW) said: Righteousness is in good character, and wrongdoing is that which wavers in your soul, and which you dislike people finding out about. It was related by Muslim.

And on the authority of Wabisah bin Ma’bad (RA) who said: I came to the Messenger of Allah (SAW) and he (SAW) said, "You have come to ask about righteousness." I said, "Yes." He (SAW) said, "Consult your heart. Righteousness is that about which the soul feels at ease and the heart feels tranquil. And wrongdoing is that which wavers in the soul and causes uneasiness in the breast, even though people have repeatedly given their legal opinion [in its favour]." A good Hadith transmitted from the musnads of the two imams, Ahmed bin Hambal and AlDarimi, with a good chain of authorities.


The rasul (saw) mentioned righteousness as the first word in the hadith
-Allah (swt) used this word in surah 3:92

By no means shall you attain Al-Birr (piety, righteousness, etc., it means here Allāh's Reward, i.e. Paradise), unless you spend (in Allāh's Cause) of that which you love; and whatever of good you spend, Allāh knows it well. (Aali Imran 3:92)

-and in surah 2:189

It is not Al-Birr (piety, righteousness, etc.) that you enter the houses from the back but Al-Birr (is the quality of the one) who fears Allāh. So enter houses through their proper doors, and fear Allāh that you may be successful. (Al-Baqarah 2:189)

-Allah tells you what birr is in Baqarah 177

It is not Al-Birr (piety, righteousness, and each and every act of obedience to Allāh, etc.) that you turn your faces towards east and (or) west (in prayers); but Al-Birr is (the quality of) the one who believes in Allāh, the Last Day, the Angels, the Book, the Prophets and gives his wealth, in spite of love for it, to the kinsfolk, to the orphans, and to Al-Masākin (the poor), and to the wayfarer, and to those who ask, and to set slaves free, performs As-Salāt (Iqāmat-as-Salāt), and gives the Zakāt, and who fulfill their covenant when they make it, and who are As-Sābirin (the patient ones, etc.) in extreme poverty and ailment (disease) and at the time of fighting (during the battles). Such are the people of the truth and they are Al¬Muttaqûn (pious - see V.2:2). (Al-Baqarah 2:177)

Help you one another in Al-¬Birr and At-¬Taqwa (virtue, righteousness and piety); but do not help one another in sin and transgression. And fear Allāh. Verily, Allāh is Severe in punishment. (Al-Ma'idah 5:2)

-If you have a Christian group that campaigns against homosexuality, Darwinism etc.,
-you need to cooperate with them
-like the situation in Germany where the Jews and the Muslims united
-and fought against the law that banned circumcision
-also with regards halal meat in UK

Made lawful to you this day are At¬Tayyibāt [all kinds of Halāl (lawful) foods, which Allāh has made lawful (meat of slaughtered eatable animals, etc., milk products, fats, vegetables and fruits, etc.). The food (slaughtered cattle, eatable animals, etc.) of the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) is lawful to you and yours is lawful to them. (Al-Ma'idah 5:5)

-so when Allah says cooperate, HE doesn't mean only with Muslims
-you should always cooperate against the common evil

It was narrated that Jubair bin Nufair said: "Jubair said to me: 'Let's go to Dhu Mikhmar, who was a man from among the Companions of the Prophet (SAW).' So I went with them and he asked him about the peace treaty (with the Romans). He said: 'I heard the Prophet (SAW) say: "The Romans will enter into a peace treaty with you, then you and they will fight one another as enemies, and you will be victorious; you will collect the spoils of war and be safe. Then you will stop in a meadow with many hillocks. A man from among the people of the Cross will raise the Cross and will say: 'The Cross has prevailed.' Then a man among the Muslims will become angry and will go and break the Cross. Then the Romans will prove treacherous (breaking the treaty) (and will gather) for the fierce battle." [Ibn Majah (Vol. 5, p.215) No. 4089, Abu Dawud (Vol. 4, p.109) No. 4292, Musnad Ahmad (Vol. 5, p.371) No. 23205]

-one of the signs of the last days is that we will unite with the Christians
-to fight against the anti-Christ

HOW DO YOU ATTAIN BIRR

The birr is the foundation
-with it you'll have moral and ethics and it gives you good akhlaaq
-one of the best ways to attain this is to study the 99 Names of Allah (swt)
-there is a code/formula for everything and it has to be applied to accomplish it

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah has ninety-nine Names, i.e., one hundred minus one, and whoever 'ahsaha' [enumerates them, believes in them, ponders their meanings, worships Allah by them and supplicates with them, and acts by them according to one's belief in them] will enter Paradise; and Allah is Witr ("Odd", i.e. He is one, and it is an odd number) and loves 'the Witr' (i.e., odd numbers)." (al-Bukhari and Muslim)

-Allah's name Ar-Rahman Ar Rahim (The Most Beneficial, The Most Merciful)
-this name will make you merciful towards the creation because you know Allah is Merciful

Abdullah ibn Amr (RA) narrated the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, “Those who are merciful will be given mercy by the Most Merciful. Be merciful to those on the earth and the One above the heavens will have mercy on you.” [Sunan Abu Dawud, Book 40, Hadith #4941]

Jarir ibn 'Abdullah reported that the Messenger of Allah said, "If someone does not show mercy to people, Allah will not show mercy to him." [al-Bukhari (7376) and Muslim (5737)]

-His name Al Karim (The Most Kind) makes you a kind person
-so you won't be stingy (Bakheel); this is not an attribute of Allah
-a rich man who wasn't pious but kind and merciful to those who owed him money
-he'll be forgiven and entered Jannat because of this

The Prophet said, “There was a merchant who would lend money to people. Whenever he saw a poor person who could not pay, he would tell his workers, ‘Write off his debt that Allah may forgive us.’ So Allah forgave him.” (Al-Bukhaaree & Muslim)

His name Al 3dl (The Just) helps you to be just and not oppressive
-when you know that Allah is the All-seeing, All Hearing and All-knowing
-you won't wait for night to come to do evil deeds
-the kuffaar use the night to commit sins
-because they don't understand the Names and Attributes of Allah

'Abdullah bin 'Umar (RA) said: One day the Messenger of Allah (SAW) mentioned Al-Masih Dajjal (the Antichrist) in the presence of the people and said, "Verily, Allah is not one-eyed but Al-Masih Ad-Dajjal is blind in the right eye which looks like a swollen grape." [al-Bukhari (7127) and Muslim (169)]

Say (O Muhammad SAW): "(But) the things that my Lord has indeed forbidden are Al¬Fawāhish (great evil sins, every kind of unlawful sexual intercourse, etc.) whether committed openly or secretly, sins (of all kinds), unrighteous oppression, joining partners (in worship) with Allāh for which He has given no authority, and saying things about Allāh of which you have no knowledge." (Al-A'raf 7:33)

-you won't show off with knowledge if you know that Allah is The All Knowing
-because half of knowledge is to say "I don't know"
-you won't be a Khawarij who doesn't forgive
-knowing about His name The Most Forgiving, The Most Merciful
-Knowing that His punishment is severe will prevent you from being a murji

If only, those who do wrong could see, when they will see the torment that all power belongs to Allāh and that Allāh is Severe in punishment. (Al-Baqarah 2:165)

-Allah uses His 99 names and attributes to make you a balance murji
-HE is Al Wadood (The loving): this makes you love your brothers,
-regardless of where they are from

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

-Allah is the Only one who should be proud and this prevents you from having pride
-Allah is Al Jabbar (The Dictator); you won't be one if you know about His name
-this is why the scholars of Islam say that this is the key to birr
-knowing that Allah is Jealous, you won't be a dayooth

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

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

Abdullah ibn Umar reported that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "Three people will not enter paradise and Allah will not look to them on the Day of Judgment: the one who is disobedient to his parents, the woman who imitates men and the ad-Dayooth (cuckold, weak man who feels no jealousy over his womenfolk)..." [Musnad Ahmad (2/134) No. 6180, Musnad al-Bazzar (12/270) No. 6051, al-Sunnan al-Kubra al-Nasa'i (2/63) No. 2354, al-Mu’jam al-Awsat al-Tabarani (3/51) No. 2443]


THE ROUTES TO AL BIRR

1. MEMORISE ALLAH'S 99 NAMES AND ATTRIBUTES AND ACT ACCORDINGLY

2. STUDY THE SUNNAH OF THE RASUL (SAW) AND ACT ACCORDINGLY

Indeed in the Messenger of Allāh (Muhammad SAW) you have a good example to follow for him who hopes in (the Meeting with) Allāh and the Last Day and remembers Allāh much. (Al-Ahzab 33:21)

Yazid ibn Yabnus said, "We went to 'A'isha and said, 'Umm al-Mu'minin, what was the character of the Messenger of Allah (SAW), like?' She replied, 'His character was the Qur'an. Can you recite the sura entitled "The Believers"?' She said, 'Recite: "It is the believers who are successful: those who are humble in their prayer; those who turn away from worthless talk; those who actively pay zakat; those who guard their private parts." (23:1-5)' She said, 'That was the character of the Messenger of Allah (SAW).'" [al-Adab al-Mufrad al-Bukhari, No. 308]

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


3. THE SUNNAH OF THE 4 RIGHTLY GUIDED CALIPHS
-and the rest of the sahabah

"I advise you all to fear Allaah and to listen to and obey (your leaders), even if he may be a slave from Habashah; For indeed, whoever from you is alive after I am gone will see many disputes and contradictions. You must therefore, stick to my Sunnah and the Sunnah of the Rightly-Guided Caliphs. [Related by Aboo Daawood (no. 4607) and by at-Tirmidhi (no. 2676)]

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)]


4. THE CHARACTER OF THE ANGELS

'Aisha reported: Allah's Messenger (SAW) was lying in the bed in my apartment with his thigh or his shank uncovered that Abu Bakr sought permission to get in. It was given to him and he conversed in the same very state (the Prophet's thigh or shank uncovered). Then 'Umar sought permission for getting in and it was given to him and he conversed in that very state. Then 'Uthman sought permission for getting in; Allah's Messenger (SAW) sat down and he set right his clothes. Muhammad (one of the narrators) said: I do not say that it happened on the same day. He ('Uthman) then entered and conversed and as he went out, 'Aisha said: Abu Bakr entered and you did not stir and did not observe much care (in arranging your clothes), then 'Umar entered and you did not stir and did not arrange your clothes, then 'Uthman entered and you got up and set your clothes right, thereupon he said: Should I not show modesty to one whom even the Angels show modesty. [Sahih Muslim, Book 31, Hadith #5906]

Abdullah Ibn Rafi', the freed slave of Umm Salamah said I heard Abu Hurayrah narrated the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, “When Allah wanted to keep Yunus in the belly of the whale, He revealed to the whale. He said, “Take him inside but do not eat his flesh nor break his bones.” When the whale went down to the depth of the sea, Yunus heard a voice, he said to himself, “What is this?” Then Allah revealed to him, while he was inside the whale’s belly, that it was glorification of the sea animals. Then while in that state, Yunus also glorified Allah, which was heard by the angels. They then said, "O our Lord, we heard a very weak voice coming from unusual land.” Allah said, “That is My slave Yunus, he disobeyed me, so I detained him inside a whale in the sea.” They said, “Is he the pious slave from whom the good deeds ascended to You every day and night?” Allah replied, “Yes”. So the angels then pleaded on his behalf, so Allah ordered the whale to throw him out on the shore.” [Tafseer al-Tabari (18/518), Tafseer Ibn Abi Hatim (10/3227) No. 18278, Musnad al-Bazzar (15/34) No. 8227 and Tafseer Ibn Katheer (5/367)]

Abu Sa'id al-Khudri reported Allah's Messenger (SAW) as saying: There was a person before you who had killed ninety-nine persons and then made an inquiry about the learned persons of the world (who could show him the way to salvation). He was directed to a monk. He came to him and told him that he had killed ninety-nine persons and asked him whether there was any scope for his repentance to be accepted. He said: No. He killed him also and thus completed one hundred. He then asked about the learned persons of the earth and he was directed to a scholar, and he told him that he had killed one hundred persons and asked him whether there was any scope for his repentance to be accepted. He said: Yes; what stands between you and the repentance? You better go to such and such land; there are people devoted to prayer and worship and you also worship along with them and do not come to the land of yours since it was an evil land (for you). So he went away and he had hardly covered half the distance when death came to him and there was a dispute between the angels of mercy and the angels of punishment. The angels of mercy said: This man has come as a penitent and remorseful to Allah and the angels of punishment said: He has done no good at all. Then there came another angel in the form of a human being in order to decide between them. He said: You measure the land to which he has drawn near. They measured it and found him nearer to the land where he intended to go (the land of piety), and so the angels of mercy took possession of it. Qatada said that Hasan told him that it was said to them that as death approached him, he crawled upon his chest (and managed) to slip in the land of mercy. [Sahih Muslim, Book 37, Hadith #6662]

Narrated By 'Aisha: I purchased a cushion with pictures on it. The Prophet (came and) stood at the door but did not enter. I said (to him), "I repent to Allah for what (the guilt) I have done." He said, "What is this cushion?" I said, "It is for you to sit on and recline on." He said, "The makers of these pictures will be punished on the Day of Resurrection and it will be said to them, 'Make alive what you have created.' Moreover, the angels do not enter a house where there are pictures.'" [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 7, Book 72, Hadith #840]

Abu Talha narrated the Prophet (SAW) said: “The angels do not enter any house in which there is an image.” [al-Bukhari (3226) and Muslim (2106)]


6. THE WIVES OF THE RASUL (SAW)

You need to study the seerah of Khadija (r.a) and her daughter Fatima (r.a)

...(On that day) I saw `Aisha, the daughter of Abu Bakr and Um Sulaim both lifting their dresses up so that I was able to see the ornaments of their legs, and they were carrying the water skins of their arms to pour the water into the mouths of the thirsty people and then go back and fill them and come to pour the water into the mouths of the people again.
(On that day) Abu Talha's sword fell from his hand twice or thrice. [Sahih Bukhari (5/37) No. 3811]

Aisha further said: Allah's Apostle also asked Zainab bint Jaysh about my case. He said, "O Zainab! What have you seen?" She replied, "O Allah's Apostle! I protect my hearing and my sight (by refraining from telling lies). I know nothing but good (about Aisha)." Of all the wives of Allah's Apostle, it was Zainab who aspired to receive from him the same favor as I used to receive, yet, Allah saved her (from telling lies) because of her piety. But her sister, Hamna, kept on fighting on her behalf so she was destroyed as were those who invented and spread the slander. [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 6, Book 60, Hadith #274]

-Zainab Bint Jash (r.a) didn't slander Aisha
-even though she was her biggest rival among the wives of the rasul (saw)

Don't let your kids watch movies from Hollywood and Bollywood
-but you should teach seerah of these women to them
-these are the role models that we should set for our kids

Darul harb have turned many into dajjaal women
-they won't hesitate to slander their co-wives

7. ULAMA OF HAQQ

Some Ulama say that democracy is halal
-and that you can join the kuffaar army
-you can't follow just any scholar

THE NOTORIOUS FATWA OF YUSUF QARADAWI: http://forums.islamicawakening.com/f20/the-notorious-fatwaa-of-yusuf-qaradawi-16289/

-even the shaytan was a scholar
-did you know that Abu Hanifa died in prison
-because he refused to pass dodgy fatwas
-Imam Malik, Ibn Taymiyya, Ahmad Ibn Hanbal were all persecuted
-because they didn't pass dodgy fatawa
-Ahmad Ibn Hanbal was flogged publicly by Ma'moon who was a mu’tazilites
-he refused to say that the Quran was created
-this granted him the title "the imam of ASWJ'

Al Bani went against the ijmaa of the Muslims
-because he was ghulaat murjia
-he revived this aqeeda in this century single handedly

Al-Albani: (We don’t think this accurate is in absolute sense, because it is possible that this insult (sabb) or reviling (satam) is the result of ignorance, bad upbringing, negligence, And lastly it could be with intent and knowledge, and in that case, it is a clear apostasy, of which there's no doubt. But if it carries either of the former situations which I pointed at. Then it's best Islamic to refrain from takfir than to rush towards it.)Source: Silsilat al-Huda wa al-Nur, tape nr. 820, min. 46:03).

Al-Imam Ishaq Ibn Rahawayh said: (All Muslims are in consensus that whoever curses Allah or curses His Messenger, or rejects something from what Allah revealed, or killed a prophet, that he is a kafir; and even if he accept what was revealed by Allah. And Al-Khattabi said, "I don't know of anyone who disagrees with the obligation of his killing." And Muhammad Ibn Sahnun said that the scholars are in consensus that the one who curses the Messenger is a Kafir; and whoever doubts his Kufr is a Kafir.) Taken from (Kitab al-Sarim al-Maslul 'ala satim al-Rasul, by Ibn Taymiyya)

Abu al-Husain Muhammad Ibn Ahmad al-'Asqalani said: «The Mu'tazila of Baghdad and Basra, and all of ahl al-Qibla, there is no ikhtilaf between them concerning, that the one who doubts regarding the kafir then he himself is a kafir, because the doubter (sakk) concerning kufr there's no ‘iman for him, because he don't know kufr from ‘iman. So there's no dispute between the Umma, the Mu'tazila and other than them; that the doubter concerning the kafir is kafir!“ Taken from (Kitab al-Tanbih wa al-Radd 'ala ahl al-Ahwa' wa al-Bida’, by Muhammad Ibn Ahmad al-Malati)


8. THE BIOGRAPHY OF THE PREVIOUS PROPHETS

The story of Prophet Yusuf (a.s) for example is loaded with lessons

Alif-Lām-Rā. [These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur'an, and none but Allāh (Alone) knows their meanings]. These are the Verses of the Clear Book (the Qur'ān that makes clear the legal and illegal things, legal laws, a guidance and a blessing). (Yusuf 12:1)

Verily, We have sent it down as an Arabic Qur'ān in order that you may understand. (Yusuf 12:2)

We relate unto you (Muhammad SAW) the best of stories through Our Revelations unto you, of this Qur'ān. And before this (i.e. before the coming of Divine Inspiration to you), you were among those who knew nothing about it (the Qur'ān). (Yusuf 12:3)

-All the stories are excellent codes to attain birr
-Yusuf (a.s) ran away from zina when he was approached by the wife of his master

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

-he forgave his brothers after all that they did to him
-he was powerful when they were weak but didn't take revenge against them
-so the stories of the previous prophets are loaded with lessons

He said: "No reproach on you this day, may Allāh forgive you, and He is the Most Merciful of those who show mercy! (Yusuf 12:92)

Ibrahim (a.s) slaughtered a lamb for his guests (the angels)
-this teaches us to treat our guest well


9. ASSOCIATE WITH THE MUJAHIDEEN ON THE BATTLEFIELD

The mujahideen are the ta’ifa mansoura (the victorious group)

The Quran is loaded with ways to attain birr
-Allah (swt) has opened for us 9 routes to attain birr
-weak emaan makes people to be morally bankrupt
-spiritually empty and ethically perverse
-no one has an excuse because we have 9 routes opened to us

It is quite possible for a kaafir to uphold morals due to family pride
-not because of taqwa
-Hind was surprise that free women will commit zina
-so it was a matter of pride for her and not taqwa
-this is prevalent in the Arab world, India and in Africa


WHY DO PEOPLE FAIL MORALLY

1. NAFFS (man was created weak)

"And I free not myself (from the blame). Verily, the (human) self is inclined to evil, except when my Lord bestows His Mercy (upon whom He wills). Verily, my Lord is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful." (Yusuf 12:53)

-even though prophet Yusuf (a.s) was a prophet he made this statement

Allāh wishes to lighten (the burden) for you; and man was created weak (cannot be patient to leave sexual intercourse with woman). (An-Nisa 4:28)

-this is why it is haram to be alone with a woman who is a non mahram
-this is why Muslims should be kept in the Islamic state
-many Muslims in the west commit zina and drink alcohol
-these are satanic societies and inclined to evil

2. BAD UPBRINGING

Ayyub ibn Musa reported on the authority of his father who from his grand father that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, “No father gave a better gift to his son than (teaching) good manners." [Tirmidhi 1959, Ahmed 15403]

3. EVIL ENVIRONMENT

Muslims in the west commit unspeakable things
-and they are meant to be Muslims

Abu Sa'id al-Khudri reported Allah's Messenger (SAW) as saying: There was a person before you who had killed ninety-nine persons and then made an inquiry about the learned persons of the world (who could show him the way to salvation). He was directed to a monk. He came to him and told him that he had killed ninety-nine persons and asked him whether there was any scope for his repentance to be accepted. He said: No. He killed him also and thus completed one hundred. He then asked about the learned persons of the earth and he was directed to a scholar, and he told him that he had killed one hundred persons and asked him whether there was any scope for his repentance to be accepted. He said: Yes; what stands between you and the repentance? You better go to such and such land; there are people devoted to prayer and worship and you also worship along with them and do not come to the land of yours since it was an evil land (for you). So he went away and he had hardly covered half the distance when death came to him and there was a dispute between the angels of mercy and the angels of punishment. The angels of mercy said: This man has come as a penitent and remorseful to Allah and the angels of punishment said: He has done no good at all. Then there came another angel in the form of a human being in order to decide between them. He said: You measure the land to which he has drawn near. They measured it and found him nearer to the land where he intended to go (the land of piety), and so the angels of mercy took possession of it. Qatada said that Hasan told him that it was said to them that as death approached him, he crawled upon his chest (and managed) to slip in the land of mercy. [Sahih Muslim, Book 37, Hadith #6662]

-this man was living in such a bad environment it made him kill 99 human beings
-if the land turns you into a shaytan, then you need to make hijra

4. A SHAYTANIC MEDIA

The movie ‘Pretty Woman’ was made to promote prostitution
-whenever movies are made my Hollywood or Bollywood
-they have a shaytanic agenda

TinkyWinky started a still hinted-at controversy in 1999 because of his carrying a bag that looks much like a woman's handbag (although he was first "ousted" by the academic and cultural critic Andy Medhurst in a letter of July 1997 to The Face). He aroused the interest of Jerry Falwell in 1999 when Falwell alleged that the character was a "gay role model". : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teletubbies

-they are so evil they make movies to insult the rasul (saw)
-the media is so powerful the Batman movie made someone kill people in a mask

5. THE INTERNET

The net changes how people think and behave
-the people who were born in the 1960s were born in BC (before computers)
-no one was fat and people lived an active life style
-today the kids even have diabetes because of the static life style
-sitting around the laptop and playing computer games
-the rasul (saw) prophesized about a fitna that will be in every single house

Narrated By Auf bin Mali: I went to the Prophet during the Ghazwa of Tabuk while he was sitting in a leather tent. He said, "Count six signs that indicate the approach of the Hour: my death, the conquest of Jerusalem, a plague that will afflict you (and kill you in great numbers) as the plague that afflicts sheep, the increase of wealth to such an extent that even if one is given one hundred Dinars, he will not be satisfied; then an affliction which no Arab house will escape, and then a truce between you and Bani Al-Asfar (i.e. the Byzantines) who will betray you and attack you under eighty flags. Under each flag will be twelve thousand soldiers. [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 4, Book 53, Hadith #401]

-that fitna is the internet

The Islamic state is very vital in cultivating these morals that the rasul is talking about
-Thailand which is based on kufr and shirk
-its capital (Bangkok) is home to a million prostitutes
-the kuffaar want to you believe that morality is relative
-morality is not relative neither is the truth

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

-we take our guidance from Quran and Sunnah
-and this is fixed and not flexible

A Muslims girl shouldn't show her hair to anyone except 10 men:

1. Her husband
2. Her father
3. Her brother
4. Her grandfather
5. Her step father
6. Her father in-law
7. Her step son
8. Her son
9. Her foster son
10. Her foster brother
11. Her foster father
12. Her nephew
13. Her uncle
-both maternal and paternal

14. Old men who have lost their libido

-a woman can't let her brother in-law in the home when she is alone
-because he is not mahram for her

It was narrated from ‘Uqbah ibn ‘Aamir that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “Beware of entering upon women.” A man from among the Ansar said: “O Messenger of Allah, what about the brother-in-law?” He said: “The brother-in-law is death.” [al-Bukhari (5232) and Muslim (2172)]

-the first cousin cannot be let into the home when the girl is alone
-he is not mahram for her

…Righteousness is that about which the soul feels at ease and the heart feels tranquil. And wrongdoing is that which wavers in the soul and causes uneasiness in the breast, even though people have repeatedly given their legal opinion [in its favour]."…

Righteousness is about what the heart and soul feels tranquil
-your conscience sets you free
-wrongdoing is what wavers in the soul

Some people have weakness that they don't want others to find out about
-if others find out their honour would be destroyed
-because sins destroy you honour
-many are in the closet with their sins afraid to come out
-they fear losing their jobs, friends and family
-this hadith means that many have skeletons in the closet
-and they can’t come out
-they fear losing their life
-they hate for others to find out about it

Taqwa gives you self-contentment
-wrongdoing gives you the opposite
-wrongdoing gives you anxiety and depression

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

Narrated By Abu Huraira (RA): The Prophet (SAW) said, "Riches does not mean, having a great amount of property, but riches is self-contentment." [al-Bukhari (6038) and Muslim (2287)]

Wrongdoing causes uneasiness in the chest
-e.g. a shaikh tells you it is ok to partake in the democratic process
-you feel bad about this
-the democracy replaces the sharia of Allah with manmade laws

Fatwa some shaikhs give allow you to go to bed with kaffir women in darul harb
-they give fatwa that it is ok to join the army of the kuffar
-you feel bad about these even though you have fatwa for them
-your conscience tells you that there is something wrong with it

Another one is one hour mut’a
-you can get married for one hour
-scholars tell you that this is ok

Another fatwa that will bother you: you can spy for the kuffar against the Muslims
-this is a famous fatwa of the milkshakes
-it means that you do not reject the taghoot
-you are in bed with the taghoot
-you are bothered by these dodgy fatwas





QUESTION 1:-

What books of aqeeda should the student of knowledge begin with?

ANSWER_1:-
-Aqeeda Tahaweeah
-all the books of Ibn Kathir, Ibn Taymiyya and Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab (RH)
-you won't go astray with regards to aqeeda with Ibn Kathir and Ibn Taymiyya



QUESTION 2:-

I am having a dispute with 2 sisters who claim they are upset with me because I went away from them and didn’t keep in touch for about a year but there have been no acts of kufr committed towards them. I explained to them that I was having personal troubles and needed to take care of them. I apologized and I was the one 2 make first contact. They still will not speak with me when I try and are talking about me amongst each other. Would I be wrong now to just let them be and not try any further?


ANSWER_2:-
-in darul harb these problems are numerous
-if you isolate yourself, people shouldn't think that you have malice them
-they should be more merciful because there was no acrimony involved
-they are behaving like Khawarij
-and the Khawarij are the dogs of the hellfire



QUESTION 3:-

What is the halal entertainment allowed in Islam i.e. for both entertainment and in keeping in shape? jzk


ANSWER_3:-
-acting on stage is allowed if the girl acting has not reached puberty
-singing is allowed if there are no music instruments
-horse and camel racing is allowed; no gambling
-track and field/soccer allowed