Morning dars, May 27th 2013
By Shaikh Abdullah El-Faisal
"Or you have a house of adornable materials (like silver and pure gold, etc.), or you ascend up into the sky, and even then we will put no faith in your ascension until you bring down for us a Book that we would read." Say (O Muhammad SAW) : "Glorified (and Exalted) be my Lord (Allah) above all that evil they (polytheists) associate with Him! Am I anything but a man, sent as a Messenger?" (Al-Isra 17:93)
This ayah is telling you that when the people don't want to believe they give the prophets challenges.
If the prophet is unable to fulfil the challenge they use it against the prophet.
They did the same to Prophet Saleh.
They told him to make a camel come out of the rock.
After this miracle was performed, they killed the she-camel of Allah.
Quraish asked the prophet Muhammad to split the moon.
The Hour has drawn near, and the moon has been cleft asunder (the people of Makkah requested Prophet Muhammad SAW to show them a miracle, so he showed them the splitting of the moon). (Al-Qamar 54:1)
And if they see a sign, they turn away, and say: "This is continuous magic." (Al-Qamar 54:2)
They asked for a book when the book (the Quran) was already in their midst.
The reason why they made this request was because at the time of the Prophet the Quran was recited from memory.
It had not been compiled in book form.
The first person to compile the Quran in book form was Abu Bakr.
Umar approached Abu Bakr to compile the Quran in book form after 70 hafiz died in the battle of Yamaama.
Abu Bakr said he was there to follow and not to invent new matters.
Abu Bakr refused to put the Quran in book form but eventually did after Umar kept pushing him to do it.
The first time the Quran was compiled in book form was during the caliphate of Abu Bakr.
It was memorised in the bosom of men before that.
At this stage the Quran was in seven different dialects.
Hudhaifa ibn Yaman went to a province and heard the Muslims arguing over the dialects of the Quran.
Hudhiafa approached Uthman and asked him to save the Muslims from a calamity that destroyed the Jews and the Christians.
Uthman then compiled the Quran in the Quraishi dialect.
If you establish salah behind an imam anywhere in the world the Quran would be recited in the same way.
The compilation of the Quran in one dialect was the greatest accomplishment during the caliphate of Uthman.
Even though the greatest book was in their midst, they were asking for a book because the Quran was not kept in book form at that time.
The second reason why they asked for a book was because the Quran had not been completely revealed.
The Quran came down over a period of 23 years.
Only a few surahs had been revealed at that time.
The surahs of the Quran are of two types; some were revealed in Makkah and some were revealed in Madinah.
The surahs revealed in Makkah focus on tauheed but the surahs revealed in Madinah focus on sharia.
This is because the sunnah of Allah is to invite to tauheed in darul harb and to invite to sharia in darul Islam.
WHAT ARE THE EVIL THINGS THE KUFFAR ATTRIBUTE TO ALLAH?
1) THEY ACCUSE ALLAH OF BEGETTING A SON
Say (O Muhammad SAW) : "Glorified (and Exalted) be my Lord (Allah) above all that evil they (polytheists) associate with Him! Am I anything but a man, sent as a Messenger?" (Al-Isra 17:93)
When they accuse Allah of having a son they accuse Him of having an affair.
They accuse Allah of procreating.
Allah refuted them in surah 6:101.
He is the Originator of the heavens and the earth. How can He have children when He has no wife? He created all things and He is the All-Knower of everything. (Al-An'am 6:101)
You are living in darul harb with people who accuse Allah of having a son and you take this slander for granted as a simple thing.
You have become desensitised to this lie that Allah begot a son.
2) THEY ACCUSE ALLAH OF COMMITTING SUICIDE
They say Allah came down in the form of Jesus and died for peoples’ sins.
They believe people can be as sinful as they like because Jesus died for their sins.
This is why Christians commit ethnic cleansing.
One hundred million slaves were thrown to the sharks by Christians in the middle passage.
This ideology that Jesus died for their sins kills their conscience.
They can do the worst crime, i.e. ethnic cleansing, and they can go to sleep with a clear conscience.
Christians commit ethnic cleansing wherever they go.
The Serbs committed ethnic cleansing against the Muslims of Bosnia.
When Christians went to North America they gave them blankets with the small pox virus to kill the native Indians.
They went to their beds with a clear conscience after this because they believe Jesus died for their sins.
This is why they have gay churches.
They think they can sin with immunity and impunity because they believe Jesus died for their sins.
3) ALLAH'S HANDS ARE TIED
The Jews say: "Allah's Hand is tied up (i.e. He does not give and spend of His Bounty)." Be their hands tied up and be they accursed for what they uttered. Nay, both His Hands are widely outstretched. He spends (of His Bounty) as He wills. Verily, the Revelation that has come to you from Allah increases in most of them their obstinate rebellion and disbelief. We have put enmity and hatred amongst them till the Day of Resurrection. Every time they kindled the fire of war, Allah extinguished it; and they (ever) strive to make mischief on earth. And Allah does not like the Mufsidun (mischiefmakers). (Al-Ma'idah 5:64)
The Jews repeated this statement in 1982 when they invaded Lebanon and they carried out the massacre of Sabra and Shatilla
Allah's Hands are tied also means that Allah is stingy and doesn't spend.
This expression (hands are tied) also means that someone is hopeless and is of no help.
4) ALLAH IS POOR BUT THEY ARE RICH
One day Abu Bakr punched a Jew in the face.
The Jew complained to the Prophet that Abu Bakr had punched him.
When the Prophet asked the Jew why Abu Bakr punched him, the Jew replied that he was punched for no reason.
The Prophet asked Abu Bakr why he punched the Jew.
Abu Bakr told the Prophet that he punched the Jew because the Jew had said that Allah is poor and he is rich.
The Jew refused to admit that he had made this claim.
Allah revealed surah 3:181
Indeed, Allah has heard the statement of those (Jews) who say: "Truly, Allah is poor and we are rich!" We shall record what they have said and their killing of the Prophets unjustly, and We shall say: "Taste you the torment of the burning (Fire)." (Aali Imran 3:181)
This is why we should always record debates.
Hypocrites always deny what they say. They all speak with the same tongue.
There was no recording device in the time of the Prophet so the Jew thought denied making the statement.
Even though there was no recording device to record what the Jew had said, Allah revealed 3:181
Whenever you are debating hypocrites and low life scums of the earth like the Saudi Salafis, Barelvis and Shias, always record the debate.
Shaikh was asked to debate a Parvezi, i.e., a person who rejects hadith.
Shaikh put a condition that he would debate the Parvezi if there was a recording device to record the debate.
In Nigeria, Shaikh was asked to debate a Saudi Salafi. He debated the Saudi Salafi because there was a recording device to record the debate.
This is because hypocrites will always deny what they say.
5) THEY CLAIM ALLAH RESTED ON THE SEVENTH DAY
And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. (Genesis 2:2)
6) GOD MADE TAUBA FOR MAKING MAN
They claim that God repented for making man because of how wicked man is.
And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieued him at his heart. (Genesis 6:6)
7) THEY CLAIM ALLAH LOST A WRESTLING MATCH WITH JACOB
This insult is from the Jews and the Christians.
They claim Jacob beat Allah in a wrestling match.
And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day. (Genesis 32:24)
And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him (Genesis 32:25)
And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me (Genesis 32:26)
And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob. (Genesis 32:27)
And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.(Genesis 32:28)
8) THEY CLAIM TO DISMANTLE THE SHARIA OF ALLAH IS MINOR KUFR
This insult is from the Saudi Salafis.
They are the greatest enemies of Islam and Muslims
This is the biggest insult against Allah.
Ibn Kathir and Ibn Taymiyyah said it is known by necessity that to dismantle the sharia of Allah is major kufr and it is the ijma of all the Muslims.
Ibn Katheer (rh) said: “Thus, it has become in his sons a followed law to which they have been giving precedence over ruling by the book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger (SAW). Whoever does this is a Kaafir who must be fought until he returns to the rule of Allah and His Messenger. So no one other than He should rule neither minorly or majorly." [Tafseer Ibn Katheer(3/131)]
Ibn Taymiyyah (rh) said: “And it is known from the religion (of Islam) by necessity and by the consensus of all Muslims that whoever legalizes to follow other than the religion of Islam or a Shariah other than the Shariah of Muhammad (SAW), he is a Kaafir. And his kufr is similar to that of the one who believes in some part of the book (Quran) and reject some of it.” [Majmua al-Fataawa (28/524)]
Ibn Kathir (rh) said: “So Whosoever abandons the wise Shariah which was revealed upon Muhammad ibn Abdullah, the seal of the prophets, and goes to other abrogated Shariah for judgment, he becomes a Kaafir. So how about the one who goes to al-Yaasiq (man-made law) for judgment and gives it precedence (over the Shariah of Muhammad (SAW). Whosoever does this has become a Kaafir by the Ijma of the Muslims.” [Al-Bidayah Wan-Nihayah,(Vol. 13,p119)]
Shaikh 'Abdul-'Azeez Ibn 'Abdullah Ibn Baaz said: "There is no Eeman 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." [Wujoob Tah'keem Shari'ah Allah' (pg. 16-17)]
Only a sincere believer is innocent of insulting Allah.
The modus operandi of everyone else is to insult Allah.
When you say to dismantle the sharia of Allah is minor kufr you are actually insulting Allah. This insult is coming from the Saudi Salafis.
9) THEY INSULT ALLAH BY SAYING ALLAH IS EVERYWHERE
This is the insult of the goofy Sufis, the Ashaira, the Barelvis, the Shias and even the Habashis.
Allah is not everywhere in person because Allah is not in the pigsty, brothel or the toilet.
To say Allah is everywhere is insulting Him because some places are holy and some places are unholy.
The Most Beneficent (Allah) Istawa (rose over) the (Mighty) Throne (in a manner that suits His Majesty). (Ta-Ha 20:5)
The other ayah that says Allah is above the heavens is surah 67:16
To say Allah is everywhere is absurd.
Do you feel secure that He, Who is over the heaven (Allah), will not cause the earth to sink with you, then behold it shakes (as in an earthquake)? (Al-Mulk 67:16)
The knowledge of Allah is everywhere but He Himself is not everywhere with His dhaat (person).
To say Allah is everywhere in person is zandaqa (heresy).
Zainab said that she was married to the Prophet by Allah from over seven heavens.
Narrated Anas:Zaid bin Haritha came to the Prophet complaining about his wife. The Prophet kept on saying (to him), "Be afraid of Allah and keep your wife." Aisha said, "If Allah’s Apostle were to conceal anything (of the Quran) he would have concealed this Verse." Zainab used to boast before the wives of the Prophet and used to say, "You were given in marriage by your families, while I was married (to the Prophet) by Allah from over seven Heavens." And Thabit recited, "The Verse:-- ‘But (O Muhammad) you did hide in your heart that which Allah was about to make manifest, you did fear the people,’ (33.37) was revealed in connection with Zainab and Zaid bin Haritha." (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 93, Number 516)
The reason why the goofy sufis are keen to say that Allah is everywhere is because they believe in wahdatul wujood (union)
They believe a man can become so pious that he can become Allah.
Wahdatul wujood is the ideology of a man called ibn Arabi
An ideology is the idea of a madman.
Islam is not an ideology; it is a creed.
They are keen to promote the concept that Allah is everywhere because they believe in wahdatul wujood.
They believe that Allah possesses people and when this happens the person becomes Allah.
The hadith of the slave girl is the knockout punch for those who say Allah is everywhere.
Mu’awiyah bin Al-Hakam As-Salmi said:” I had a slave-girl who used to herd sheep for me. One day I discovered that a wolf had killed one of her sheep, and I'm a man from the children of Adam, I get upset like they get upset, and I slapped her in the face. Then I went to the Prophet who impressed upon me the seriousness of my act. I said, 'O Messenger of Allah, should I not set her free?' He said, 'Bring her to me.' He asked her, 'Where is Allah', She said, 'He is above the heavens.' He said, 'Who am I?' She said, 'You are the Messenger of Allah.' He said, 'Free her, for she is a believer.' (Muslim Book 4, Number 1094)
10) THEY BELIEVE ALLAH BROKE HIS PROMISE TO PROTECT THE QURAN
They believe the Quran we have now is corrupted.
Allah promised to protect the Quran in Surah 15:9.
Verily We: It is We Who have sent down the Dhikr (i.e. the Qur'an) and surely, We will guard it (from corruption). (Al-Hijr 15:9)
The Shiites insult Allah by saying that Allah broke His promise because the Quran we have now is a corrupted text that has changed.
They Shiites preach in their temples that Allah broke His promise to protect the Quran.
The place of worship of the Shiites is a temple not a masjid.
11) ALLAH MANIFESTS HIMSELF IN THE FORM OF HUMAN BEINGS
This is a lie of the Christians, Shiites, and the NOI (Nation of Islam)
The Christians say Jesus was God in flesh.
The Shiites say Ali was God in flesh.
Some Shiites, not all, claim this like Bashr al Asad
They are called the Alawites.
The NOI believe Master Farad Muhammad was God in flesh.
They claim that Allah came in the form of Master Farad Muhammad.
There is an ayah we use to refute that Allah came on earth in the form of a man.
The ayah we use is 42:51.
It is not given to any human being that Allah should speak to him unless (it be) by Inspiration, or from behind a veil, or (that) He sends a Messenger to reveal what He wills by His Leave. Verily, He is Most High, Most Wise . (Ash-Shura 42:51)
Allah doesn't appear in the form of a man.
The Christians claim Allah came in the form of Jesus.
In Matthew 19:17 Jesus didn't agree for people to call him good, so how can you call him God?
And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. (Matthew 19:17)
These people are guilty of lying on Allah.
And who does more wrong than the one who invents a lie against Allah, while he is being invited to Islam? And Allah guides not the people who are Zalimun (polytheists, wrong-doers and disbelievers) folk. (As-Saff 61:7)
WAS THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD A HUMAN OR WAS HE NOOR?
This question was put to a panel of scholars of Najd.
Our Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) is the leader of all the sons of Adam, and he is a human being, one of the sons of Adam. He was born from two parents, he ate food and married women, he got hungry and fell sick, and he felt joy and sorrow. One of the clearest signs of his humanity is that Allaah caused him to die as He causes all souls to die, but what distinguishes the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) from others is Prophethood and Revelation.
Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
“Say (O Muhammad): I am only a man like you. It has been revealed to me that your Ilaah (God) is One Ilaah (God ___ i.e. Allaah)”[al-Kahf 18:110]
The state of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) in his humanity is the same as that of all the Prophets and Messengers. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
“And We did not create them (the Messengers, with) bodies that ate not food, nor were they immortals”[al-Anbiya’ 21:8]
Allaah condemned those who wondered at the humanity of the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), as He says (interpretation of the meaning):
“And they say: Why does this Messenger (Muhammad) eat food, and walk about in the markets (as we)…?”[al-Furqaan 25:8]
It is not permissible to overstep the mark with regard to what the Qur’aan states about the message and humanity of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). For example, it is not permissible to describe him (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) as being noor (light) or as casting no shadow, or to say that he was created from light.
Rather this is a kind of exaggeration which the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) forbade when he said: “Do not exaggerate about me as was exaggerated about ‘Eesa (Jesus) ibn Maryam. Say: the slave of Allaah and His Messenger.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 6830.
Moreover it is proven that the angels are the ones who were created from light, not any of the sons of Adam. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:
“The angels were created from light, and Iblees was created from smokeless fire, and Adam (peace be upon him) was created from what has been described to you.” Narrated by Muslim, 2996.
Shaykh al-Albaani (may Allaah have mercy on him) said in al-Silsilah al-Saheehah (458):
This indicates that the well known hadeeth (report) that is in circulation among people – “The first thing that Allaah created was the light of your Prophet, O Jaabir” – is false, and so are other similar ahaadeeth (narrations) which say that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was created from light.This hadeeth clearly indicates that the angels are the only ones who are created from light, not Adam and his sons, so pay heed and do not be negligent. End quote.
The Standing Committee for Issuing Fatwas (religious verdicts)was asked the following question:
Here in Pakistan the scholars of the Bareilawi sect believe that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) cast no shadow, which indicates that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was not human. Is this hadeeth saheeh (authentic) which says that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) had no shadow?
This view is false and goes against the texts of the Qur’aan and the saheeh Sunnah which indicate that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was human and did not differ in his human make-up from other people. He had a shadow like any other human. The Prophethood with which Allaah honoured him did not alter the fact that he was human as Allaah created him, with a father and mother. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
“Say (O Muhammad): I am only a man like you. It has been revealed to me that your Ilaah (God) is One Ilaah (God i.e. Allaah)”[al-Kahf 18:110]
“Their Messengers said to them: We are no more than human beings like you [Ibraaheem 14:11]
With regard to the report that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was created from the light of Allaah, this is a fabricated hadeeth. End quote.
Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 1/464