Tuesday, January 8, 2013

-447- Hadeeth Number 36


By Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
12.01.2012 and 12.02.12 (Night Dars)

NOTES typed by AT7 and objective Investigator
Edited and Formatted by AT38 and AT7



الحديث السادس والثلاثون
«عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه عن النبي صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم قال من نفس عن مؤمن كربة من كرب الدنيا نفس الله عنه كربة من كرب يوم القيامة، ومن يسر على معسر يسر الله عليه في الدنيا والآخرة، ومن ستر مسلما ستره الله في الدنيا والآخرة، والله في عون العبد ما كان العبد في عون أخيه، ومن سلك طريقا يلتمس فيه علما سهل الله له به طريقا إلى الجنة، وما اجتمع قوم في بيت من بيوت الله يتلون كتاب الله ويتدارسونه بينهم إلا نزلت عليهم السكينة وغشيتهم الرحمة وحفتهم الملائكة وذكرهم الله فيمن عنده، ومن بطأ به عمله لم يسرع به نسبه» .
رواه مسلم بهذا اللفظ.
On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (RA), that the Prophet (SAW) said: Whoever removes a worldly grief from a believer, Allah will remove from him one of the griefs of the Day of Resurrection. And whoever alleviates the need of a needy person, Allah will alleviate his needs in this world and the Hereafter. Whoever shields [or hides the misdeeds of] a Muslim, Allah will shield him in this world and the Hereafter. And Allah will aid His slave so long as he aids his brother. And whoever follows a path to seek knowledge therein, Allah will make easy for him a path to Paradise. No people gather together in one of the Houses of Allah, reciting the Book of Allah and studying it among themselves, except that sakeenah (tranquility) descends upon them, and mercy envelops them, and the angels surround them, and Allah mentions them amongst those who are with Him. And whoever is slowed down by his actions, will not be hastened forward by his lineage. [Sahih Muslim (4/2074) No. 2699, Sunan Tirmidhi (5/195) No. 2945, Sunan Ibn Majah (1/152) No. 225, Musnad Ahmad (2/252) No. 7421]


-most of the worldly grieves people suffer are financially related
-either payment of bills, high dowry, health bills etc.
-but Allah said if you remove a worldly grief from a believer He will do same for you
-this means you have to do to the best of your ability to help the Muslims

Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, “This world is the prison of the believer and the paradise of the unbeliever.” [Sahih Muslim (4/2272) No. 2956, Musnad Ahmad (2/323) No. 8272, Sunan Tirmidhi (4/562) No. 2324, Sunan Ibn Majah (5/232) No. 4113]

Grief is very bad for you to suffer
-because 90% of patients going to a doctor have stress-related problems

Helping a grieved Muslim is important because:

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 (2319)]

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]



-grief triggers some cells in the body

Prophet Yaqub was stricken with grieve
-and he cried when he lost prophet Yusuf (a.s) until he became blind

So don’t underestimate how lethal grieve is
-who said only a wimp cries?
-to cry is good, it means you are not hard-hearted

Narrated By Anas bin Malik: We went with Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) to the blacksmith Abu Saif, and he was the husband of the wet-nurse of Ibrahim (the son of the Prophet). Allah's Apostle took Ibrahim and kissed him and smelled him and later we entered Abu Saif's house and at that time Ibrahim was in his last breaths, and the eyes of Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) started shedding tears. 'Abdur Rahman bin 'Auf said, "O Allah's Apostle, even you are weeping!" He said, "O Ibn 'Auf, this is mercy." Then he wept more and said, "The eyes are shedding tears and the heart is grieved, and we will not say except what pleases our Lord, O Ibrahim ! Indeed we are grieved by your separation." [Sahih Bukhari (2/83) No. 1303]

Abu Zayd Usama ibn Zayd ibn Haritha, the client of the Messenger of Allah, one he loved and the son of one he loved, said, "A daughter of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, sent a message to him saying, 'One of my sons is dying, so come.' He sent his greetings to her and said, 'What Allah takes is His and what He gives is His. Everything has a fixed term with Him, so she should show fortitude and expect a reward.' She sent to him imploring him to come to her. He got up with Sa'd ibn 'Ubada, Mu'adh ibn Jabal, Ubayy ibn Ka'b, Zayd ibn Thabit and some other men, may Allah be pleased with them. The child was brought to the Messenger of Allah and he was shuddering. The Prophet's eyes were flowing with tears and Sa'd said, 'Messenger of Allah, what is this?' He said, 'This is an aspect of mercy which Allah has put in the hearts of His slaves.'" [al-Bukhari (1284) and Muslim (923)]

Narrated By Anas bin Malik: The Prophet said, "Zaid took over the flag and was martyred. Then it was taken by Jafar who was martyred as well. Then 'Abdullah bin Rawaha took the flag but he too was martyred and at that time the eyes of Allah's Apostle were full of tears. Then Khalid bin Al-Walid took the flag without being nominated as a chief (before hand) and was blessed with victory." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 2, Book 23, Hadith #338]

When hurricane Katrina happened a man was crying because he lost his wife
-so who told you men don’t cry
-even prophets cried


-because the body releases chemicals that trigger this




-because of comfort eating






15. INSOMNIA (lack of sleep)
-the kuffaar can’t sleep
-you as a believer you can


-this is done in an attempt to relieve the grief
-when I was in Belmarsh, many prisoners were on drugs
-because prison gives you stress due to separation from your loved ones
-so they use the drugs to numb the grief
-the drugs take them from the world of reality to that of fantasy

By you removing a worldly grieve from a Muslim
-you might be saving him from having cancer
-or save his family and marriage
-so you can’t underestimate what you have done for this brother

When you have the disease of pride in your heart
-it blurs your vision and you can’t see
-or any of the diseases of the heart

So those of you who have the ability to remove a worldly grieve
-from a brother should do so

When you are grieved, your body releases adrenalin
-this is a stress hormone



-a need to be loved
-the prophet (saw) said to be just with kids

((إن الله تعالى يحب أن تعدلوا بين أولادكم حتى في القبل)) (ابن النجار) عن النعمان بن بشير.
“Allah loves that you be just toward your children even when kissing them.” (Ibn Al-Najjar) on the authority of Nu'man bin Bashir [al-Jami' al-Saghir al-Suyuti (1/330) No. 3584, Kanz al-Ummal (16/445) No. 45348, Classified Daeef by Albani in Daeef al-Jami' al-Saghir (1/247) No. 1712]

Can you imagine a Muslim girl who did not get any love at home?
-she will be vulnerable

Narrated By Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle kissed Al-Hasan bin Ali while Al-Aqra' bin Habis At-Tamim was sitting beside him. Al-Aqra said, "I have ten children and I have never kissed anyone of them," Allah's Apostle cast a look at him and said, "Whoever is not merciful to others will not be treated mercifully." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 8, Book 73, Hadith #026]



-you need this to boost your emaan
-so you need to attend a halaqah

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)]

-this is of 8 categories:








It was narrated that Sa’eed ibn Jubayr said: Ibn ‘Abbas said to me: “Have you gotten married?” I said: “No.” He said: “Get married, for the best of this ummah are the ones with the most wives.” [Sahih Bukhari (7/3) No. 5069]

"...I marry women. Whoever turns away from my Sunnah is not of me.” (Sahih al Bukhari (Arabic/English) Vol.7 pg No.1. Sahih-Muslim, English translation Vol 2 pg 703 No.3236)

-even the prophet used to be entertained by this man Abdullah

Narrated By 'Umar bin Al-Khattab: During the lifetime of the Prophet there was a man called 'Abdullah whose nickname was Donkey, and he used to make Allah's Apostle laugh. The Prophet lashed him because of drinking (alcohol). And one-day he was brought to the Prophet on the same charge and was lashed. On that, a man among the people said, "O Allah, curse him ! How frequently he has been brought (to the Prophet on such a charge)!" The Prophet said, "Do not curse him, for by Allah, I know for he loves Allah and His Apostle." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 8, Book 81, Hadith #771]

-when we laugh, it relaxes us
-we need to be entertained in the halal way
-so you cannot make up jokes about Islam in the name of entertainment

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 Mujrimun (disbelievers, polytheists, sinners, criminals, etc.). (At-Tawbah 9:66)

-you cannot ridicule Islam
-or the prophet or Allah
-and there is no excuse for this crime

Don’t also tell lies to make people laugh
-the prophet used to be jovial but never lied

When you are entertaining people don’t do so at the expense of others

The Prophet said: “Woe to the one who lies in his speech to make people laugh, woe to him! woe to him!” (Abu Dawood 4990 & Tirmidhi 2315)

-don’t dishonor someone with jokes
-not every joke is innocent

The Prophet said: “Let not anyone take his brother’s things (to anger him) seriously or jokingly.” (Abu Dawood 5003 & Tirmidhi 2160)

So there are rules and guidelines in entertainment

Concerning music
-the scholars differ
-only one classical scholar ibn Hazim made music halal
-there is no other classical scholar who made wind and string instruments halal
-all the 4 imams made it haram

Some people use music as their stress therapy
-your therapy should be Qur'an

Jabir ibn Abdullah (RA) narrated the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said in the Jumu’ah khutbah: "...To proceed. The best of the speech is embodied in the Book of Allah, and the best of the guidance is the guidance given by Muhammad. And the most evil affairs are their innovations; and every innovation is error..." [Sahih Muslim (2/592) No. 867]

Ibn Hazim said most of the hadeeth on music being haram are fabricated
-so he made it halal
-but we say what about the hadeeth in Bukhari

Narrated By Abu 'Amir or Abu Malik Al-Ash'ari: That he heard the Prophet saying, "From among my followers there will be some people who will consider illegal sexual intercourse, the wearing of silk, the drinking of alcoholic drinks and the use of musical instruments, as lawful. And there will be some people who will stay near the side of a mountain and in the evening their shepherd will come to them with their sheep and ask them for something, but they will say to him, 'Return to us tomorrow.' Allah will destroy them during the night and will let the mountain fall on them, and He will transform the rest of them into monkeys and pigs and they will remain so till the Day of Resurrection." [Sahih Bukhari (7/106) No. 5590]

-we all love and respect him but he went on an extreme
-when he branded the hadeeth in Bukhari fabricated

قال شيخ الإسلام رحمه الله : فدل هذا الحديث على تحريم المعازف ، والمعازف هي آلات اللهو عند أهل اللغة ، وهذا اسم يتناول هذه الآلات كلها
Shaykh al-Islam (Ibn Taymiyah) (rh) said: This hadeeth indicates that ma’aazif are haraam, and ma’aazif means musical instruments according to the scholars of (Arabic) language. This word includes all such instruments. [Majmoo’ al-Fataawa (11/535)]



-therefore you are not allowed to disgrace a Muslim
-the Muslim community will disintegrate,
-if you are seeking to look out for the sins of each other
-do not celebrate the downfall of each other

Wathila ibn al-Asqa' reported that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, “Do not delight in someone else's misfortune. Allah may have mercy on him and put you to the test.” [Sunan Tirmidhi (4/662) No. 2506]

There is a lot of hatred among the different sects
-and each one claims paradise for himself only

But they (men) have broken their religion among them into sects, each group rejoicing in its belief. (Al-Mu'minun 23:53)

The Saudi salafis hate the salafi jihadi
-because they are trying to topple their kaafir pay masters
-they also hate the tabligh
-so because of these hatred people don’t seal the mistakes of each other
-and the worst hatred is religious hatred

The tabloids are controlled by the Jews
-and so any priest who commits pedophilia, it is front page news
-the Jews hate the Catholics because Hitler was
-and so it is impossible to find a catholic as president of USA

MARK OATEN : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Oaten

The rasool (saw) said you should hide the sins of your Muslim brothers
-and not to be like these kuffaar
-who dig up those of their opponents

This type of behaviour is very detrimental to the Muslim brotherhood/sisterhood
-yet it is very rife in the Muslim community
-because they hate one another
-because they have different aqeeda

You don’t hide the sins of one another if you are not of the same camp
-you behave just like the kuffaar
-to disgrace your opponent

People don’t hide the secret sins of one another
-why should i hide the secrets of my enemy?

Some even approach the MI5 to get rid of you
-because your da’wah is taking away his followers

Spying in Brixton (UK) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfa--DV8Lmo

They want to put all the radical shaikhs in prison
-or get them deported to leave the Muslims at their mercy
-to take them along to the hellfire
-this is the mentality of a mad MADkhali

The Jews will try to disgrace you because you are a salafi jihadi
-or the Christians and Berailvis
-because the truth is ganged up upon
-the creed of the salafi jihadi is the correct aqeeda
-because you believe in al walaa wal baraa, you reject the taghoot, democracy,
-you believe in jihad, Shari’ah, khilafah
-any other aqeeda is zandaqa

People will only shield you if you belong to their aqeeda
-because there is no hatred like religious hatred
-but always remember if you hide the secret sins of a believer
-Allah will do the same for you in both worlds


-there is no sin in exposing him/her
-they pretend to be Muslims yet gay

-if a Muslim approaches you for your opinion with regards another Muslim
-who wants to do joint business with him
-you should speak out to protect your Muslim brother's wealth

-when the man asked imam Malik about a scholar
-he said he is one of the dajjaal from the many dajjaals
-imam Malik was so fluent in Arabic

When Imam Shafi'i was asked about a scholar
-he said he is a pillar from those of lie and deceit
-so they exposed the wicked scholars



Why did the 2 imams expose the 2 scholars by their names?
-this is the Sunnah of Allah (surah Masad)
-because people will say we don’t know who you are talking about

Perish the two hands of Abû Lahab (an uncle of the Prophet), and perish he! (Al-Masad 111:1)

Abu Dhar said, "I was with the Prophet (SAW) one day and I heard him saying: "There is something I fear for my Ummah than the Dajjal." It was then that I became afraid, so I said: "Oh Rasool Allah! Which thing is that?" He (SAW) said; "Misguided and astray scholars." [Musnad Ahmad (5/145) No. 21334 and 21335]

-you should speak the truth if asked for character reference on marriage
-the prophet (saw) knew the current events on the ground

Fatimah bint Qays went to the Prophet seeking marital advice when both Mu’awiyah Ibin Abu Sufyan and Abu Jahm had proposed to her. The Prophet told her, "Mu’awiyah is stingy and tight fisted) and Abu Jahm beats his women." So marry Usamah instead. [Sahih Muslim (2/1114) No. 1480, Sunan Abu Dawud (2/285) No. 2284, Sunan Tirmidhi (3/440) No. 1134, Sunan An-Nasa'i (6/75) No. 3245]

-you can expose a thief in business

…And Allah will aid His slave so long as he aids his brother…

If you hide the sins of the Muslims, Allah will hide your sins

Half of the Shari’ah is established on the opposite effect
-what is this?
-it means e.g. if you disgrace a Muslim, Allah will disgrace you in both lives
-and if you hide the sins of a Muslim Allah will hide yours

To remove a harmful thing from the road earns you barakah
-and to put a harmful thing on the road deliberately earns you punishment

Abu Huraira narrated the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "Faith has over seventy branches or over sixty branches, the most excellent of which is the declaration that there is no god but Allah, and the humblest of which is the, removal of what is injurious from the path: and modesty is the branch of faith." [al-Bukhari (8) and Muslim (56)]

Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: Verily, Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, would say on the Day of Resurrection: O son of Adam, I was sick but you did not visit Me. He would say: O my Lord; how could I visit Thee whereas Thou art the Lord of the worlds? Thereupon He would say: Didn't you know that such and such servant of Mine was sick but you did not visit him and were you not aware of this that if you had visited him, you would have found Me by him? O son of Adam, I asked food from you but you did not feed Me. He would say: My Lord, how could I feed Thee whereas Thou art the Lord of the worlds? He said: Didn't you know that such and such servant of Mine asked food from you but you did not feed him, and were you not aware that if you had fed him you would have found him by My side? (The Lord would again say) O son of Adam, I asked drink from you but you did not provide Me. He would say: My Lord, how could I provide Thee whereas Thou art the Lord of the worlds? Thereupon He would say: Such and such of servant of Mine asked you for a drink but you did not provide him, and had you provided him drink you would have found him near Me. [Sahih Muslim, Book 32, Hadith #6232]

Many times you give away in charity and somebody else gives you more
-but people are afraid to give charity because they fear poverty
-but Allah will help you if you help your Muslim brother

Allah said:

O you who believe! If you help (in the cause of) Allāh, He will help you, and make your foothold firm. (Muhammad 47:7)

-to help Allah means to help His course
-e.g. looking after the widows and orphans,
-sending money to the mujahideen, building masjids

Narrated By 'Ubdaidullah Al-Khaulani: I heard 'Uthman bin 'Affan saying, when people argued too much about his intention to reconstruct the mosque of Allah's Apostle, "You have talked too much. I heard the Prophet saying, 'Whoever built a mosque, (Bukair thought that 'Asim, another subnarrator, added, "Intending Allah's Pleasure"), Allah would build for him a similar place in Paradise.'" [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 1, Book 8, Hadith #441]

Allah said:

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

One day the prophet (saw) said to his companions that the Muslims are like one building
-so we are supposed to help and support each other especially if you can afford it
-because the money you are saving may not be used by you; you may die early

Abu Musa (RA) reported: ‘Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, “The relationship of the believer with another believer is like (the bricks of) a building, each strengthens the other.” He (SAW) illustrated this by interlacing the fingers of both his hands.’ [al-Bukhari (481) and Muslim (2585)]

-even the kuffaar use their money to save and help people
-they adopt kids and put a smile on their faces

You enjoy your wealth when you share
-how can your conscience allow you to go to bed with billions in your account
-while others are starving
-the lifespan of man is below hundred so how can you spend all that money

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

'Abdullah bin Ash-Shikhkhir (RA) reported: I came to the Prophet (SAW) while he was reciting (Surah At-Takathur 102): (After reciting) he (SAW) said, "The Son of Adam says: 'My wealth, my wealth.' But do you get anything (of benefit) from your wealth except for that which you ate and you finished it, or that which you clothed yourself with and you wore it out, or that which you gave as Sadaqah (charity) (to those who deserve it), and that what you will have in stock for yourself." [Sahih Muslim (4/2273) No. 2958, Sunan Tirmidhi (4/572) No. 2342, Sunan al-Nasa'i (6/238) No. 3613, Musnad Ahmad (4/26) No. 16370]

...And whoever follows a path to seek knowledge therein, Allah will make easy for him a path to Paradise...


Then High above all be Allāh, the True King. And be not in haste (O Muhammad SAW) with the Qur'ān before its revelation is completed to you, and say: "My Lord! Increase me in knowledge." (Ta-Ha 20:114)

-the more you know, the more you realise you don’t know
-the more you realise you don’t know, the more you have the urge to learn

The companions (r.a) used to travel one month for one hadeeth

Qays ibn Kathir reported that a man came to Abu Darda at Damascus from Madinah. He asked him, “What has brought you here O Brother. He said “I have come for a hadith which I have learnt that you narrate from Allah’s Messenger (SAW). He asked, “Have you come for no other purpose?’ He said, ‘No!” He asked, “Have you come for some business?” He said, “No! I have not come except to seek this hadith.” So, he (Abu Darda (RA) said, “I had heard Allah’s Messenger (SAW) say, He who travels on a path in search of knowledge will find that Allah causes him to travel on a path to Paradise. And the angels will lower their wings for the pleasure of the seeker of knowledge. And it is for the scholar that all in the heavens and all on earth seek forgiveness so much so that fish is the water. And the excellence of a scholar over a worshipper is like the excellence of the moon over all the stars. The scholars are the heirs of the Prophet (SAW) and the Prophets do not leave dinar or dirham in legacy. They only leave knowledge. So, he who takes it indeed collects an abundant good fortune.” [Musnad Ahmad (5/196) No. 21763; Also related by Abu Dawud (2/341) No. 3641; at-Tirmidhi (5/48) No. 2682; Ibn Majah (1/150) No. 223, ad-Daarimee (1/110) No. 342 and ibn Hibbaan (1/289) No. 88]

-you should not hide knowledge
-this is harmful and a Jewish quality

Narrated By 'Uthman: The Prophet said, "The best among you (Muslims) are those who learn the Qur'an and teach it." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 6, Book 61, Hadith #545]

Allah said:

And when you are told to rise up [for prayers, Jihād (holy fighting in Allāh's Cause), or for any other good deed], rise up. Allāh will exalt in degree those of you who believe, and those who have been granted knowledge. And Allāh is Well-Acquainted with what you do. (Al-Mujadilah 58:11)

Abu Umamah Bahili (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said: “Surely, Allah, His angels, the inhabitants of the heavens and the earths, even the ants in their holes and even the fish invoke blessings on the teacher of the people about what is good.” [Sunan Tirmidhi (5/50) No. 2685]

"All in the heavens and earth and the fish in the depth of the water seek forgiveness for the scholar, and the superiority of the scholar over the worshipper is like the superiority of the full moon at night over the rest of the stars. Verily the scholars are the heirs to the Prophets. Verily, the Prophets did not bequeath deenars or dirhams. All they left behind was knowledge, so whoever takes it, has indeed acquired a huge fortune." [Musnad Ahmad (5/196) No. 21763; Also related by Abu Dawud (2/341) No. 3641; at-Tirmidhi (5/48) No. 2682; Ibn Majah (1/150) No. 223, ad-Daarimee (1/110) No. 342 and ibn Hibbaan (1/289) No. 88]

When prophet Yunus was in the belly of the whale reciting the dua
-the Angels approached Allah to forgive him
-Allah (swt) said that if he did not make the dhikr
-then he would have stayed in the belly of the whale until the Day of Judgement

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)]

-When Bani Adam dies, all his good deeds come to a halt, except:

Abu Huraira (RA) reported: The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, "When a man dies, his deeds come to an end, except for three: (1) A continuous charity, (2) knowledge by which people derive benefit, (3) pious son who prays for him." [Adab al-Mufrad al-Bukhari No. 38, Muslim (3/1255) No. 1631, Abu Dawud (3/117) No. 2880, al-Nasa'i (6/251) No. 3651, Tirmidhi (3/660) No. 1376, al-Darime (1/148) No. 559, Ahmad (2/372) No. 8831]

Abu Huraira (RA) reported that Allah's Messenger (SAW) said, “The world, with all that it contains, is accursed except for dhikr (the remembrance of Allah) that which pleases Allah; and the religious scholars and seekers of knowledge.'' [Sunan Tirmidhi (4/561) 2322 and Sunan Ibn Majah (5/231) 4112, (Abu Eesa al-Tirmidhi said: this hadeeth is hasan ghareeb)]

-for those of you single, with no kids
-WHO is going to pray for you when you are in your graves?

Is one who is obedient to Allāh, prostrating himself or standing (in prayer) during the hours of the night, fearing the Hereafter and hoping for the Mercy of his Lord (like one who disbelieves)? Say: "Are those who know equal to those who know not?" It is only men of understanding who will remember (i.e. get a lesson from Allāh's Signs and Verses). (Az-Zumar 39:9)

-The Rasool (saw) said that the munafiqoon do not have knowledge of this deen
-nor do they have good character

Abu Huraira (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said: “Two characterstics cannot combine in a hypocrite: good character and an understanding of religion.” [Sunan Tirmidhi (5/49) No. 2684, al-Thiqat Ibn Hibban (8/227) No. 13149, al-Mu’jam al-Awsat al-Tabarani (8/75) No. 8010, al-Madkhal ila al-Sunan al-Kubra al-Bayhaqi (pg. 256) No. 357]

Narrated Muawiya: I heard the Prophet (SAW) saying, "If Allah wants to do good to a person, He makes him comprehend the religion. I am just a distributor, but the grant is from Allah. (And remember) that this nation (true Muslims) will keep on following Allah's teachings strictly and they will not be harmed by any one going on a different path till Allah's order (Day of Judgment) is established." [al-Bukhari (71) and Muslim (1037)]

Narrated by Ubai bin Ka'b: The Prophet said, "Once the Prophet Moses stood up and addressed Bani Israel. He was asked, "Who is the most learned man amongst the people. He said, "I am the most learned." Allah admonished Moses as he did not attribute absolute knowledge to Him (Allah). So Allah inspired to him "At the junction of the two seas there is a slave amongst my slaves who is more learned than you." Moses said, "O my Lord! How can I meet him?" Allah said: Take a fish in a large basket (and proceed) and you will find him at the place where you will lose the fish. So Moses set out along with his (servant) boy, Yusha' bin Nuin and carried a fish in a large basket till they reached a rock, where they laid their heads (i.e. lay down) and slept. The fish came out of the basket and it took its way into the sea as in a tunnel. So it was an amazing thing for both Moses and his (servant) boy. They proceeded for the rest of that night and the following day. When the day broke, Moses said to his (servant) boy: "Bring us our early meal. No doubt, we have suffered much fatigue in this journey." Moses did not get tired till he passed the place about which he was told. There the (servant) boy told Moses, "Do you remember when we betook ourselves to the rock, I indeed forgot the fish." Moses remarked, "That is what we have been seeking. So they went back retracing their foot-steps, till they reached the rock. There they saw a man covered with a garment (or covering himself with his own garment). Moses greeted him. Al-Khadir replied saying, "How do people greet each other in your land?" Moses said, "I am Moses." He asked, "The Moses of Bani Israel?" Moses replied in the affirmative and added, "May I follow you so that you teach me of that knowledge which you have been taught." Al-Khadir replied, "Verily! You will not be able to remain patient with me, O Moses! I have some of the knowledge of Allah which He has taught me and which you do not know, while you have some knowledge which Allah has taught you which I do not know." Moses said, "Allah willing, you will find me patient and I will not disobey you in aught. So both of them set out walking along the sea-shore as they did not have a boat. In the meantime a boat passed by them and they requested the crew of the boat to take them on board. The crew recognized Al-Khadir and took them on board without fare. Then a sparrow came and stood on the edge of the boat and dipped its beak once or twice in the sea. Al-Khadir said: "O Moses! My knowledge and your knowledge have not decreased Allah's knowledge except as much as this sparrow has decreased the water of the sea with its beak." Al-Khadir went to one of the planks of the boat and plucked it out. Moses said, "These people gave us a free lift but you have broken their boat and scuttled it so as to drown its people." Al-Khadir replied, "Didn't I tell you that you will not be able to remain patient with me." Moses said, "Call me not to account for what I forgot." The first (excuse) of Moses was that he had forgotten. Then they proceeded further and found a boy playing with other boys. Al-Khadir took hold of the boy's head from the top and plucked it out with his hands (i.e. killed him). Moses said, "Have you killed an innocent soul who has killed none." Al-Kha,dir replied, "Did I not tell you that you cannot remain patient with me?" Then they both proceeded till when they came to the people of a town, they asked them for food, but they refused to entertain them. Then they found there a wall on the point of collapsing. Al-Khadir repaired it with his own hands. Moses said, "If you had wished, surely you could have taken wages for it." Al-Khadir replied, "This is the parting between you and me." The Prophet added, "May Allah be Merciful to Moses! Would that he could have been more patient to learn more about his story with Al-Khadir." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 1, Book 3, Hadith #124]

-In the above hadith the Prophet (saw) encouraged us to travel far and seek knowledge
-Musa, to his own surprise, found this out when he met Al Khidr


-When Allah (swt) told Musa Al-Khidr had more knowledge than him
-Musa made it his next mission to meet him 'where the two seas meet'

When he met Al-Khidr he asked to be his student
-after travelling very far

Nowadays, we don't have the burden of travel to seek knowledge
-all we have to do is by a laptop, and (e.g.) use Paltalk
-Knowledge comes to us in the comforts of our own rooms

Al Khidr warned Musa IN ADVANCE that he (Musa)
-will never be able to have Sabr with him
-and they eventually did part company on that basis

Musa's sharia was based on the present
-whilst Al-Khidr's sharia was based on the future!
-which was why Al-Khidr eventually fired him
-the rasul (saw) said that if only Musa had sabr
-we would have learned many things from the vast Wisdom of Khidr

...No people gather together in one of the Houses of Allah, reciting the Book of Allah and studying it among themselves, except that sakeenah (tranquility) descends upon them,...


Do they not then think deeply in the Qur'ān, or are their hearts locked up (from understanding it)? (Muhammad 47:24)

Do they not then consider the Qur'ān carefully? Had it been from other than Allāh, they would surely have found therein much contradictions. (An-Nisa 4:82)

-Allah (swt) Is Not The Author of confusion
-hence there are no inconsistencies, incongruities, or far-fetchedness in the Qur’an

Even Ramadan will intercede for us on the Day of Judgement

'Abdullah ibn 'Amr reported that the Messenger of Allah (SAW), said: "The fast and the Qur'an are two intercessors for the servant of Allah on the Day of Resurrection. The fast will say: 'O Lord, I prevented him from his food and desires during the day. Let me intercede for him.' The Qur'an will say: 'I prevented him from sleeping at night. Let me intercede for him.' And their intercession will be accepted." [Musnad Ahmad (2/174) No. 6626, Mustadrak al-Haakim (1/740) No. 2036, Shu'ab al-Eman al-Bayhaqi (3/378) No. 1839]

-a Hafidh will be able to intercede too

Abu Umama said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah (SAW) say, ‘Recite the Qur'an. It will appear on the Day of Rising as an intercessor for its people.’” [Sahih Muslim (1/553) No. 804]

It was narrated that Buraydah said: “The Prophet (SAW) said: ‘Whoever reads the Qur’an, learns it and acts in accordance with it, on the Day of Resurrection his parents will be given a crown to wear whose light will be like the light of the sun, and his parents will be given garments which far surpass everything to be found in this world. They will say, “Why have we been given this to wear?” It will be said, “Because your child learned the Qur’an." [Mustadrak al-Haakim (1/756) No. 2086]

Ibn Mas'ud (RA) reported: The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, “Whoever recites a letter from the Book of Allah, he will be credited with a good deed, and a good deed gets a ten-fold reward. I do not say that Alif-Lam-Mim is one letter, but Alif is a letter, Lam is a letter and Mim is a letter.” [Sunan Tirmidhi (5/175) No. 2910]

'A'isha reported that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, “Someone who recites the Qur'an and is fluent in it is with the noble pious angels. Someone who recites the Qur'an and stammers in it has two rewards as it is difficult for him.” [al-Bukhari (4937) and Muslim (790)]

-Just by saying "Alif Laaam Meeem" already gains you 30 barakah
-those of us who recite the Quran beautifully will be in the company of Angels
-but those of us who stutter/stammer will get a DOUBLE reward

'Abdullah ibn 'Amr ibn al-'As reported that the Prophet (SAW) said, “It will be said to those who know the Qur'an, ‘Recite and ascend. Recite slowly as you did in the world below. Your station will be at the last verse you recite.’” [Sunan Abu Dawud (2/73) No. 1464 and Sunan Tirmidhi (5/177) No. 2914]

'Umar ibn al-Khattab reported that the Prophet (SAW) said, “By this Book Allah elevates some people and abases others.” [Sahih Muslim (1/559) No. 817]


-The Best book
-Delivered by the Closest Angel to Allah (swt), Gibril (a.s)
-To His Favourite Prophet Muhammad (saw)
-In the Best language - Arabic
-In the Most Sacred Month - Ramadan
-In the Holiest City - Makkah

Imam Shafi'i (rh) said: "Every Muslim is obligated to learn the Arabic tongue to the utmost of his power in order [to be able] to profess through it that "There is no Ilah but Allah and Muhammad is His Messenger" and to utter what is mandated upon him, the takbir, and what is commanded, the tasbih, and the tashahhud and others." [al-Risala al-Shafi'i (pg. 47)]

Ibn Taymiyyah said: “As for becoming accustomed to talking to one another in a language other than Arabic, which is the symbol of Islam and the language of the Qur’aan, so that this becomes a habit in the land, with one’s family and household members, with one’s friends, in the marketplace, when addressing government representatives or authority figures or when speaking to people of knowledge, undoubtedly this is makrooh (disliked), because it involves being like the non-Arabs, which is makrooh, as stated previously. Hence when the early Muslims went to live in Syria and Egypt, where the people spoke Byzantine Greek, and in Iraq and Khurasaan, where the people spoke Farsi, and the Maghrib (North Africa) where the people spoke Berber, they taught the people of those countries to speak Arabic, so that Arabic became the prevalent language in those lands, and all the people, Muslim and kaafir alike, spoke Arabic. Such was also the case in Khurasaan in the past, then they became lax with regard to the language and got used to speaking Farsi until it became prevalent and Arabic was forgotten by most of them. Undoubtedly this is makrooh. The best way is to become accustomed to speaking Arabic so that the young people will learn it in their homes and schools, so that the symbol of Islam and its people will prevail. This will make it easier for the people of Islam to understand the Qur’aan and Sunnah, and the words of the Salaf, unlike a person who gets used to speaking one language, then wants to learn another, and finds it difficult. Know that being used to using a language has a clear and strong effect on one’s thinking, behaviour and religious commitment. It also has an effect on making one resemble the early generations of this Ummah, the Sahaabah and Taabi’een. Being like them improves one’s thinking, religious commitment and behaviour. Moreover, the Arabic language itself is part of Islam, and knowing Arabic is an obligatory duty. If it is a duty to understand the Qur’aan and Sunnah, and they cannot be understood without knowing Arabic, then the means that is needed to fulfil the duty is also obligatory. There are things which are obligatory on all individuals (fard ‘ayn), and others which are obligatory on the community or ummah (fard kifaayah, i.e., if some people fulfil them the rest are relieved of the obligation). This is the meaning of the report narrated by Abu Bakr ibn Abi Shaybah who said: ‘Eesa ibn Yoonus told us from Thawr from ‘Umar ibn Yazeed that ‘Umar wrote to Abu Moosa al-Ash’ari (may Allaah be pleased with him) and said: ‘learn the Sunnah and learn Arabic; learn the Qur’aan in Arabic for it is Arabic.’ According to another hadeeth narrated from ‘Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him), he said: ‘Learn Arabic for it is part of your religion, and learn how the estate of the deceased should be divided (faraa’id) for these are part of your religion.’ This command of ‘Umar, to learn Arabic and Sharee’ah, combines the things that are needed, for religion involves understanding words and actions. Understanding Arabic is the way to understand the words of Islam, and understanding the Sunnah is the way to understand the actions of Islam…” [Iqtida' as-Sirat al-Mustaqeem (1/526-528)]

-it is Makrooh to speak in any other language (above hadith)

Concerning the Quran, menstruating women are allowed to touch & read the Quran
-and any hadith which says otherwise is weak or fabricated

Which (that Book with Allāh) none can touch but the purified (i.e. the angels). (Al-Waqi'ah 56:79)

The above Ayah is NOT evidence against menstruating women
-it's talking about ANGELS NOT menstruating women
-that is actually the time a menstruating woman is supposed to read the Quran
-more than any other time owing to not being able to make salah

When you sit in the masjid reciting the Quran
-the Angels (& the good jinn) come to listen, and then supplicate
-on your behalf for Allah (swt)'s Mercy
-every Friday Angels come to listen to the Jumm’ah Khutba
-people get reward in accordance to how early they came to attend

1st: reward of sacrificing a Camel
2nd: reward of sacrificing a cow
3rd: reward of sacrificing a Sheep
4th: reward of sacrificing a chicken
5th: reward of sacrificing an egg

Narrated By Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, "When it is a Friday, the angels stand at the gate of the mosque and keep on writing the names of the persons coming to the mosque in succession according to their arrivals. The example of the one who enters the mosque in the earliest hour is that of one offering a camel (in sacrifice). The one coming next is like one offering a cow and then a ram and then a chicken and then an egg respectively. When the Imam comes out (for Jumua prayer) they (i.e. angels) fold their papers and listen to the Khutba." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 2, Book 13, Hadith #051]

You are allowed to recite the Quran in Jamaa’a
-the fitna is: Can we do dhikr in Jamaa’a
-i can't find any evidence to date which says the Sahabah did Dhikr in Jamaa’a

Making dua after the Salah
-where the crowd synchronizes in saying 'Ameen' loudly after every dua from the Imam
-i can't find ANY EVIDENCE where the Prophet (saw) said so!
-after spending 8 years in University
-making a group dua loudly after Salah is BIDDAH!

After leading a prayer for the first time in another town
-I DID NOT do the Group Dua
-and it turned out I broke a 300 year tradition!
-and people were offended

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (rh) said: "With regard to the Prophet (SAW) raising his hands when saying du’aa’, there are many saheeh ahaadeeth concerning this, but as for his wiping his face with his hands, there are only one or two hadeeths concerning that, and they cannot be taken as evidence." [Majmoo’ al-Fataawa (22/519)]

Wiping the face after dua is ALSO a Bid’ah
-shaking the hands of your brother is ALSO a Bid’ah
-reciting the Quran over your dead relatives is ALSO a Bid’ah
-Khatam (dead anniversary) is ALSO a Bid’ah

In my African tour, it turned out the Khatam (Death Anniversary) had its financial benefits
-i was told not to criticize khatam because this was how the imams made their money
-they went as far as to tell me that THEY will decide what I speak on

...And whoever is slowed down by his actions, will not be hastened forward by his lineage…

-your lineage will not save you on judgement day
-don't allow your race and/or tribe to give you delusions of grandeur
-and a superiority complex

O mankind! We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know one another. Verily, the most honourable of you with Allāh is that (believer) who has At-Taqwa [i.e. one of the Muttaqûn (pious - see V.2:2). Verily, Allāh is All-Knowing, All-Aware. (Al-Hujurat 49:13)

The Rasool (saw) gathered his family, AS WELL AS THE 'ELITE'

Abu Hurayra said, "When this verse was sent down, ‘Warn your near relatives,’ (Ash-Shu'ara 26:214), the Messenger of Allah (SAW) summoned Quraysh and they gathered, both the common people and the elite. He said, ‘O Banu 'Abdu Shams! O Banu Ka'b ibn Lu'ayy! Save yourselves from the Fire! O Banu Murra ibn Ka'b! Save yourselves from the Fire! O Banu 'Abdu Manaf! Save yourselves from the Fire! O Banu Hashim! Save yourselves from the Fire! O Banu 'Abdu'l-Muttalib! Save yourselves from the Fire! O Fatima! Save yourself from the Fire! I do not possess anything to help you against Allah other than the fact of your kinship which I will maintain.’” [Sahih Muslim (1/192) No. 204]

On the authority of Abu Huraira the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "Verily Allah does not look to your bodies nor to your faces but He looks to your hearts," and he pointed towards the heart with his fingers. [Sahih Muslim (4/1986) No. 2564]

-the above hadiths distinctly addresses those who think
-their lineage will come to their rescue on the Day of Judgement


Assalamu alaikum sheikh, concerning the ayah that mentions saying "oof!" to parents...does this mean parents can be abusive and children can’t say anything about it to them?

-parents should not be abusive
-there should be no harming or reciprocating harm

But he who says to his parents: "Fie upon you both! Do you hold out the promise to me that I shall be raised up (again) when generations before me have passed away (without rising)?" While they (father and mother) invoke Allāh for help (and rebuke their son): "Woe to you! Believe! Verily, the Promise of Allāh is true." But he says: "This is nothing but the tales of the ancient." (Al-Ahqaf 46:17)

On the authority of Abu Sa’eed al-Khudree (RA), that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: There should be neither harming (darar) nor reciprocating harm (dirar).A hasan Hadith related by Ibn Majah, ad-Daraqutnee and others as a musnad Hadith. It was also related by Malik in al-Muwatta in mursal form from Amr bin Yahya, from his father from the Prophet (SAW), but leaving Abu Sa’eed from the chain. And it has other chains of narrations that strengthen one another.

-not every parent is a Muslim, they have dodgy aqeeda
-if you listen to your parents you will never
-study Islam/get married/make hijra/ go for jihad
-they want you to marry ‘who they want'
-some people want opposite race
-parents want you to marry from your race
-they are more racist than the white kuffar
-they pay more attention to race
-the white kuffar marry outside their race


Salaam Shaikh, when the Quran refers to 'children of Israel', does this include Zionists? There are quite a few Jewish Rabbis who protest AGAINST Zionism and the occupation of Palestine, and claim to the effect that Zionists are imposters that have nothing to do with any of the original 12 tribes. Kindly advise. Jzk

-a Zionist is one who believes in the state of Israel
-Zionism is an international movement
-a Christian can be a Zionist
-not every Jew believes in the state of Israel
-some are against the state of Israel
-there are more Christian Zionists than Jewish
-they control the government in US
-even an atheist can be a Zionist
-this is why they are so cruel; they are atheist
-the right word for state of Israel is occupied Palestine
-they want to tear down masjid Aqsa and build a temple for the dajjaal
-the dajjaal is their awaited king


Sheikh, if a relative has stolen Gold and have sold it all but was caught stealing again. How should the relative pay back the owner of the Gold that he/she stole from? Should the payment be calculated according to current Rate of Gold & then weight OR the amount of when it was bought? Jazak Allah khair.

-it has to be at the present value
-it has to be paid back
-be careful about stealing
-on the day of judgement it will have to be paid back with good deeds
-some people come to your house to steal and beg
-opening your house to these people will result in things going missing


What should I do when one of my parents refuse to talk to me? Not knowing what the reason of that is? Is this correct?

-you cannot boycott a person for more than three days
-the prophet boycotted his wives for one month because they were misbehaving
-they should let you know why they are boycotting you

Narrated By Abu Aiyub Al-Ansari: Allah's Apostle said, "It is not lawful for a man to desert his brother Muslim for more than three nights. (It is unlawful for them that) when they meet, one of them turns his face away from the other, and the other turns his face from the former, and the better of the two will be the one who greets the other first." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 8, Book 73, Hadith #100]


Assalamu alaikum sheikh, what is your opinion on Imran Hussein from Trinidad? He did a lecture on You-tube where he mentioned Iran’s Khomeni and followed it by saying "Rahim Allah"

-this is not allowed to say for Khomeini
-he was a very evil man
-he consummated a marriage with a four year old girl
-someone who left the Shia movement wrote a book


-the man was disgusted with what Khomeini did
-they killed the man
-Khomeini passed dodgy fatwas about prophet Muhammad (saw)

...This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion. But as for him who is forced by severe hunger, with no inclination to sin (such can eat these above-mentioned meats), then surely, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Al-Ma'idah 5:3)

-he studied in the Berailvis madrasahs

SHIA HUJJAH: Every prophet came to establish justice on Earth. His aim was also to establish justice but he was not successful. The same is the position of the Seal of the Prophets who came to reform human society and establish justice but failed during his lifetime.' (Ittihad wa-yak-jihati:15)

-they slander the sahabah and the prophet

SHIA HUJJAH: “Allah often lies and does mistakes” [Usool-al-Kafi, page 328, Yacoob Kulayni, Vol. 1]

-they slander Allah

SHIA HUJJAH: The present Quran is in an altered, corrupted and distorted form.. (Fatuhat-e-Shia, p. 129)

-they say the present Quran is corrupted
-Shiites are like cockroaches
-Reagan did well to give gas to Saddam to gas the Shiites


Assalamu alaikum Shaikh, why is it that 99% of Muslim debaters are not scholars? I think you are the only Proper Scholar who's engaged in debate. This is resulting to embarrassing situations.

-some people do not like to debate
-Ibn Baaz was challenged to a debate and he refused
-some think they don't have to debate because Islam is the truth and no need to
-you have to debate the deviants, the Jews and the Christians
-you have to debate the soofis/ the Shiites

SHIA HUJJAH: It is a fundamental principle of faith that our (Shia) Imams have ranks higher than the ranks of angels & God's prophets. (Khomeini's book, Hukuma Islamiya, p. 52)

-Khomeini said Ali (saw) reached a level that no prophet reached
-when he wrote the book, takfeer was made on him


You made mentioned that there is major and minor discharge for women. Does this apply to men too?

-yes it applies to men too
-if a man sees a white discharge when he urinates he needs to make wudu
-if he has a discharge while sexually excited, he needs to make ghusl
-if you don’t know a woman has 2 types of discharge
-you will have them making ghusl all day


I understand it is considered major kufr to lie on Allah. Is it the same for the Prophet (s.a.w)?

-yes it is the same
-you become a kaffir for this
-the say we don't lie on the prophet, they say they lie *for* the prophet
-to insult and lie and deny the prophet is major kufr

Narrated By Anas: The fact which stops me from narrating a great number of Hadiths to you is that the Prophet said: "Whoever tells a lie against me intentionally, then (surely) let him occupy his seat in Hell-fire." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 1, Book 3, Hadith #108]

FABRICATED: Seek knowledge even as far as China. [Related by Ibn Adee 2/207 and classified fabricated by Ibn Jawzee and Ibn Hibbaan.]

-if you quoted a fabricated hadith and you didn't know
-you didn't lie on the prophet, you were misled

FABRICATED: The members of my household are like the stars in the sky whichever one you follow you shall he guided. [Related by Abu Na'eem and classified fabricated by Adh-Dhahaabee who said a liar was found in the Isnaad called Ahmad Ibn Ishaaq]

FABRICATED: "We have come back from the minor jihad to the major one" someone asked: "What is the major Jihad O Messenger of Allah?" he replied: "Jihad of the nafs," (This report, collected by Bayhaqi is fabricated as mentioned in Mannaar as-Subl of Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah)

-fabricated hadiths contradict the Quran

Do you consider the providing of drinking water to the pilgrims and the maintenance of Al-Masjid-al-Haram (at Makkah) as equal to the worth of those who believe in Allah and the Last Day, and strive hard and fight in the Cause of Allah? They are not equal before Allah. And Allah guides not those people who are the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers). (At-Tawbah 9:19)