Monday, June 17, 2013


By Shaikh Abdullah Faisal Morning Dars: June 17, 2013



By Sheikh Faisal

June 17 2013 {morning Dars}

Notes By AT6 EDITED By Jamillah Mujahida & Abu hafiza 4


Allah said in surah 37:4


The Arabic word Ilaah is translated as God.


 Allah is One meaning He has no partners or associates.


 Verily your Ilah (God) is indeed One (i.e. Allah); (As-Saffat 37:4)


This is the creed of Islam, that there is only One God.


 The Arabic word Ilaah is translated as God.


The creed of the Christians is that there is God the father, god the son and god the holy spirit and they are all co-equals.


Islam is unique in the sense that you worship the Creator and not the creation.


You are unique because you are a monotheist.


There are three types of people - the monotheist, the polytheist and the atheist.


 Some people say there is a fourth - the agnostic


 The monotheist worships one God.


The polytheist worships many gods.


 The atheist denies the existence of God.


 The agnostic is not sure about the existence of a God.


 He is in doubt about the existence of his Lord.


The atheist claims he is sure there is no God.


A person in life falls into one of these four categories.


 A Muslim is a monotheist and a Christian is a polytheist.


A Christian is a polytheist because he worships god the father, god the son and god the holy spirit.


A Christian is a polytheist but Allah didn't call them pagans in the Quran.


This is because their religion had a heavenly beginning.


 This is because their religion had a heavenly beginning.


 And because they had a prophet, Jesus.


And they have a book, the Injeel.


 The other reason Allah didn't call them pagans is because you are allowed to eat their dhabh (slaughtering) and you are allowed to marry their women.


However in reality the Christians are pagans.


 A Jew came to fight alongside the Prophet at the Battle of Badr but the Prophet didn't accept his help.


The Prophet called this Jew a mushrik.


The reason why the Prophet pronounced the Jew a pagan is because they allow their rabbis to concoct a new religion for them.


 The evidence for this is surah 9:31.


They (Jews and Christians) took their rabbis and their monks to be their lords besides Allah (by obeying them in things which they made lawful or unlawful according to their own desires without being ordered by Allah), and (they also took as their Lord) Messiah, son of Maryam (Mary), while they (Jews and Christians) were commanded [in the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)) to worship none but One Ilah (God - Allah) La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He)[]. Praise and glory be to Him, (far above is He) from having the partners they associate (with Him)."


(At-Tawbah 9:31)


Paganism is not just to bow to an idol; paganism is also to follow a man when he makes up a new religion.


 Your shirk is the shirk of obedience.


 You the founder of the religion are legislating and legislation belongs only to Allah.


  Your shirk is the shirk of legislation.


This is why Allah asked a question in surah 42:21.


Or even do they have associates (with Allah) who have legislated for them as the religion that which Allah has not given permission? And had it not been for the Word of Verdict, indeed it would have been decreed between them, and surely the unjust will have a painful torment.


[Ash Shura 42:21] Dr Ghail


You have no mandate to make up or follow such a religion.


 When you follow a law, you are following a deen.


In the Quran Allah said that the law you follow becomes your deen.


 Allah said the law of the king is the deen of the king.


So he [Yusuf (Joseph)] began (the search) in their bags before the bag of his brother. Then he brought it out of his brother's bag. Thus did We plan for Yusuf (Joseph). He could not take his brother by the law of the king (as a slave), except that Allah willed it. (So Allah made the brothers to bind themselves with their way of "punishment, i.e. enslaving of a thief.") We raise to degrees whom We please, but over all those endowed with knowledge is the All-Knowing (Allah).


(Yusuf 12:76)


 So don't say that tauheed hakamiyyah is a bidah.


 Democracy is a deen.


 This ayah (37:4) is similar to surah 18:110


 Say (O Muhammad SAW) : "I am only a man like you. It has been inspired to me that your Ilah (God) is One Ilah (God i.e. Allah). So whoever hopes for the Meeting with his Lord, let him work righteousness and associate none as a partner in the worship of his Lord."


(Al-Kahf 18:110)


The Christians are worshipping Jesus as a god besides Allah. Who gave them the authority to do so?


Jesus didn't give them the authority to do so.


 Jesus didn't accept people calling him good.


 So how can you call him God?


 The only reason why you hang on to false religions is because of the pride and arrogance of jahiliyyah.


 A man asked Jesus when Judgement Day is and Jesus didn't know the answer.


 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.


[Mathew 19:17]


 You need to learn these bible verses by heart in order for you to debate effectively.


 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.


[Mattew 24:36]


 Only Allah knows when Judgement Day.


  Only Allah is maliki youmideen


  It is your natural instinct to acknowledge one God.


 You have never seen 3 husbands in a home or 3 presidents in a country.


 Likewise there is only one God governing this universe.


 The heavens and earth would have been destroyed if there was more than one god governing the universe.


Had there been therein (in the heavens and the earth) gods besides Allah, then verily both would have been ruined. Glorified be Allah, the Lord of the Throne, (High is He) above what they attribute to Him!


(Al-Anbiya 21:22)


 If there was more than one god, each god would take away what he has created.


 No son (or offspring or children) did Allah beget, nor is there any ilah (god) along with Him; (if there had been many gods), behold, each god would have taken away what he had created, and some would have tried to overcome others! Glorified be Allah above all that they attribute to Him!


(Al-Mu'minun 23:91)


 One will take away the sun, the other will take away the moon and another god will take away the rivers; they will each take away what they created.


 It is haraam for Allah to create a being and give him the same powers as Himself.


 Lord of the heavens and of the earth, and all that is between them, and Lord of every point of the sun's risings. (None has the right to be worshipped but Allah).


(As-Saffat 37:5)


 The Sun rises in the east and sets in the west.


When the Sun goes to the west it goes there to make sajda to Allah.


This ayah tells you that Allah is in control of the Sun.


The Shiites claim that the sun, the moon and the stars are subservient to their imams.


They even claim that the atoms of the universe are subservient to their imams.


This is shirk and it negates tauheed rububiyyah.


The Sun seeks permission to go back to the east each time.


One day Allah will refuse to give the Sun permission to go back to the east.


 Allah will say rise from the west.


 When this happens, if a kaafirs takes his shahadah it will not be accepted from him.


“I entered the mosque while the sun was setting. The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) was sitting. He said to me, “O Abu Dharr! Do you know where the sun is going?” I said, ‘Allah and His Messenger knows’. He said, ‘It is going in order to take permission for prostration, and it is given permission. One day, it will be commanded, ‘Rise from here’ and it will rise in the place where it sets." Then, the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) read this verse: ‘And the Sun runs his course for a period determined for him.’(Ya Seen, 36:38)


(Tirmidhi, Fitan, 22)


 It will be too late.


 This ayah (37:50) is similar to surah 70:40.


 The sun is a natural phenomenon of Allah.


 So I swear by the Lord of all [the three hundred and sixty (360)] points of sunrise and sunset in the east and the west that surely We are Able


(Al-Ma'arij 70:40)


 Some people exaggerate in their love of the Sun and they are called the sun worshippers.


The infidels accuse the Muslims of worshipping the moon because some Muslim countries have the crescent and star on their flags.


 We refute the infidels with surah 41:37.


 And from among His Signs are the night and the day, and the sun and the moon. Prostrate not to the sun nor to the moon, but prostrate to Allah Who created them, if you (really) worship Him.


(Fussilat 41:37)


 We start our fast in Ramadhan with the sighting of the moon so the infidels claim we worship the moon.


This is the ayah we use to refute them.


 The word zeena means beauty.


Verily! We have adorned the near heaven with the stars (for beauty).


(As-Saffat 37:6)


The Prophet said in a famous hadith that Allah created the stars for three reasons - to beautify the lower heavens, as a guide for people, and to use as missiles against the shayatheen.


This ayah (37:6) is similar to surah 67:5.


And indeed We have adorned the nearest heaven with lamps, and We have made such lamps (as) missiles to drive away the Shayatin (devils), and have prepared for them the torment of the blazing Fire. (Al-Mulk 67:5)


Allah called the stars lamps because they brighten the sky.


The shayatheen go up to the heavens to listen to the conversation between Allah and his righteous servants.


It is called eavesdropping.


The shayatheen would return to the dunya and they would pass on the information to the soothsayers and the fortune tellers.


These soothsayers and the fortune tellers would mix one truth with 100 lies.


 The meteors are the shooting stars.


If you seek benefit from the stars that are other than the 3 reasons you are speaking without knowledge.


 "Allah created these stars for three purposes: to adorn the heavens, to stone the devils and as signs by which to navigate. Whoever seeks anything else in them is mistaken and does not benefit from them, and he is wasting his time and effort in seeking something of which he has no knowledge."


 (Saheeh al-Bukhaari, Baab fi'l-Nujoom, 2/240)


The Reality of Fortune Telling


 The one who has fallen into any of these matters must repent to Allaah, by regretting what he has done and resolving not to do it again.


As for what the fortune teller told him coming true day after day, this doesn’t matter, and it does not affect the shar’i ruling in such cases at all. This may be due to one of two things:


 1 – That the fortune teller used general words and phrases that reflect things that happen to all people, such as saying “you will go through some trials, then you will find relief” or “you will be blessed with some wealth” or “you will get married” and so on, and the person thinks that the fortune teller is telling the truth because of that.


2 – The fortune teller told him of something true that would happen in the future, then it happened as he said it would. This is something that the shaytaan snatched for him from the heavens, then passed it on to the fortune teller, who added lies and false things to it. If the incident that he spoke of happens, people believe everything he said.


 This is what the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) pointed out when he explained this matter. Al-Bukhaari (6213) and Muslim (2228) narrated that ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) said: Some people asked the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) about soothsayers. The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said to them:


 “They are nothing.” They said: O Messenger of Allaah, sometimes they tell us something that turns out to be true. The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “That is a word from the jinn that the jinni snatches, and he cackles it into the ear of his familiar as a hen cackles, but they mix more than a hundred lies with it.”


 al-Bukhaari (4701) narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:  “When Allaah decrees a matter in heaven, the angels beat their wings in submission to His words, making a sound like a chain striking a rock. When the fear is banished from their hearts, they say, What is it that your Lord has said? They say: The truth, and He is the Most High, the Most Great.

Then the one who is listening out hears that, and those who are listening out are standing one above the other” – Sufyaan [one of the narrators] demonstrated with his hand, holding it vertically with the fingers outspread. – “So he hears what is said and passes it on to the one below him, and that one passes it to the one who is below him, and so on until it reaches the lips of the soothsayer or fortune-teller.


Maybe the meteor will hit him before he can pass anything on, or maybe he will pass it on before he is hit. He tells a hundred lies alongside it, but it will be said, Did he not tell us that on such and such a day, such and such would happen? So they believe him because of the one thing which was heard from heaven.” i.e., he is believed because of the one true word that was heard from heaven and passed on to the fortune teller.


 If we assume that the fortune teller told him something that did actually happen, such as if he told him about where a lost item was to be found, or some such, and this is what happened, if the questioner did not know it, then it is not “unseen” in absolute terms, rather it was “unseen” to the one who did not see it or know it. The fortune teller is able to see such things, either by himself or with the help of his helpers among the devils of mankind and the jinn, as is well known.


 To sum up: So long as your friend has repented to Allaah, then he should not pay any attention to what the fortune-teller said or be afraid of what he said. Some of the things he mentioned may happen, or they may not.


Usually they do not happen, because the ratio of truth – if the fortune teller receives information from the jinn – is no more than 1%.


 No Salah for 40 Nights


the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever goes to a fortune-teller and asks him about something, his prayer will not be accepted for forty nights.” Narrated by Muslim (2230)


And he (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever has intercourse with a menstruating woman or with a woman in her back passage, or goes to a fortune teller and believes what he says, has disbelieved in that which Allaah revealed to Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).” Narrated by Abu Dawood (3904), al-Tirmidhi (3904) and Ibn Majaah (936); classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Ibn Maajah.


The kufr mentioned in the hadeeth is to be understood in the sense of minor or lesser kufr, according to many scholars, unless he believes that the witch or soothsayer has knowledge of the unseen or he believes his claims to have knowledge of the unseen.


Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen said:


Those who go to fortunetellers fall into three categories:


1 – The one who goes to a fortuneteller and asks him things without believing in what he says. This is haraam, and the punishment of the one who does that is that his prayers are not accepted for forty days, as it is narrated in Saheeh Muslim (2230), that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever goes to a fortuneteller and asks him about something, his prayer will not be accepted for forty days.”


 2 – When a person goes to a fortuneteller and asks him about something and believes what he says. This is disbelief in Allaah (kufr), because he is believing the fortuneteller’s claim to have knowledge of the unseen, and believing a human’s being claim to have knowledge of the unseen constitutes disbelief in the verse in which Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):


“Say: None in the heavens and the earth knows the Ghayb (Unseen) except Allaah”[al-Naml 27:65]. 


Hence it says in the saheeh hadeeth: “Whoever goes to a fortuneteller and believes what he says has disbelieved in that which was revealed to Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).”


 3 – When he goes to a fortuneteller and asks him questions so that he can explain to the people what he is really doing, which is deceiving people and leading them astray. There is nothing wrong with this. The evidence for that is the fact that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) went to Ibn Sayyaad. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) though of something to himself.  The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) asked him what he was thinking of and he said, “Al-dukh” meaning al-dukhaan (smoke). End quote. Majmoo’ Fataawa wa Rasaa’il al-Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, 2/184


 Based on this, whoever goes to a fortuneteller or soothsayer and believes what he says and believes that he has knowledge of the unseen has committed major kufr which puts him beyond the pale of Islam. But if he does not believe what he says then he has not committed kufr.


Whatever the case, the door of repentance is open, as the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Allaah will accept the repentance of His slave so long as the death rattle has not reached his throat.” (3537)


 i.e., so long as the soul has not reached the throat. Every sin from which a man repents, Allaah will accept his repentance. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):


“Say: O ‘Ibaadi (My slaves) who have transgressed against themselves (by committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allaah, verily, Allaah forgives all sins. Truly, He is Oft Forgiving, Most Merciful”[al-Zumar 39:53]


 Whatever sin a person falls into, if he repents from it, his repentance will be accepted – even shirk.


  Do not despair if you have gone to a fortune teller; Allah even forgives major shirk if you make taubah before you die.


 And to guard against every rebellious devil. (As-Saffat 37:7)


 The kaafirs are superstitious; they tell people to wish for something when they see a shooting star.


 They cannot listen to the higher group (angels) for they are pelted from every side. (As-Saffat 37:8)


  The higher group Allah is speaking about is the gathering of the angels.


 Outcast, and theirs is a constant (or painful) torment. (As-Saffat 37:9)


 A person becomes an outcast if they rebel against Allah's deen.


 Outcast in this ayah means cursed.


The most famous outcast is the shaitaan.


and then those who follow him in his footsteps.


 People ask how you can call a wealthy kaafir an outcast.


 Wealth is not evidence that a person is blessed because even the pharaoh and nimrod had wealth.


 The sign that a person is blessed is that they are following the right religion.


Whenever Allah loves someone, Allah gives them the proper understanding of the deen.


The most precious thing in life is hidaya (guidance)


 You beg Allah for hidaya 17 times a day.


Allah said not to be sad when you see the kaafirs enjoying life.


 When you see the kaafirs driving around in their ferrari cars and wearing expensive clothing, don't be sad when you see these things.


 And whoever disbelieved, let not his disbelief grieve you (O Muhammad SAW),. to Us is their return, and We shall inform them what they have done. Verily, Allah is the All ­Knower of what is in the breasts (of men).


(Luqman 31:23)


 We let them enjoy for a little while, then in the end We shall oblige them to (enter) a great torment.


(Luqman 31:24)


 The kaafirs are allowed to have fun in the dunya for a little why and then they are obliged to burn in the hellfire.


 Allah told you to have fun in the surah 28:77.


 If you want to have fun get married.


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


(Al-Qasas 28:77)


To be boring is not Islamic because Allah said to have fun but make sure it is halal.


A few conversations will slip through the net by Allah's will


 The fortune tellers who have contact with the jinn’s mix this one truth that they are given from the jinn and mix it with 100 lies.


The evidence for this is surah 37:9-10  


Outcast, and theirs is a constant (or painful) torment.


(As-Saffat 37:9)


Except such as snatch away something by stealing and they are pursued by a flaming fire of piercing brightness.


(As-Saffat 37:10)


Because they say 1 truth people believe everything these fortune tellers say.


When the donkey brays it has seen a shaitaan.


When a rooster crows it has seen an angel.


Narrated By Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, "When you hear the crowing of cocks, ask for Allah's Blessings for (their crowing indicates that) they have seen an angel. And when you hear the braying of donkeys, seek Refuge with Allah from Satan for (their braying indicates) that they have seen a Satan."


[Sahih Bukhari, Vol 4, Book 54, Hadith 522]


There is no hope for the soothsayers.

Soothsaying causes people to become kuffar.


They disguise themselves as sheikhs.


If you go to a fortune teller and you don’t believe him it is minor kufr but if you believe him it is major kufr.


Soothsayers are even advertised in newspapers in the UK