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THE SHARH OF BULUGH AL MARAAM (THE SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE OF THE PROPHET)


THE SHARH OF BULUGH AL MARAAM: THE SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE OF THE PROPHET

Book 1 Chapter 1 Page 23

By Shaikh Abdullah Al Faisal

10th January 2013 (Evening Dars)

(Edited by muminah_29)

 

 

15. Ibn 'Umar (RAA) narrated that Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "Two types of dead animals and two types of blood have been made lawful for us. The two types of dead animals are seafood and locusts, and the two types of blood are (the blood of) the liver and the spleen."

[Related by Ahmad and Ibn Majah but with a weak chain of narrators]

 It's like the hadith that says the worst halaal is divorce

It is also weak but used

The higher power from above the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) made this lawful for us

This power is Allah (swt)

He made it lawful for us

 
There is a huge whale called the anbar

The sahabah saw this whale while they were on a military expedition They found it dead on the seashore and they ate it for half a month.

It was their only food for survival during their military expedition.

The following hadith speaks about this incident.

 
Narrated Jabir: We set out in the army of AlKhabt and Abu 'Ubaida was the commander of the troops. We were struck with severe hunger and the sea threw out a dead fish the like of which we had never seen, and it was called Al`Anbar (whale). We ate of it for half a month. Abu Ubaida took (and fixed) one of its bones and a rider passed underneath it (without touching it).

 
(Jabir added Abu 'Ubaida said (to us), "Eat (of that fish)." When we arrived at Medina, we informed the  Prophet about that, and he said, "Eat, for it is food Allah has brought out for you, and feed us if you have some of it." So some of them gave him (of that fish) and he ate it. [Sahih Bukhari (5/167) No. 4362]

 
The Prophet (SAWS) told us every animal of the sea is halaal to eat.

Some say that the whale cannot be eaten because the whale is not a fish but a mammal.

The sahabah ate from the anbar whale for half a month then they brought back some of the meat back to Madinah and the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) ate from it

This refutes the Hanafis who say that they ate it because they were on an expedition and were hungry.

But we say to them (the Hanafis) there was no hunger in Madinah and the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) asked if they saved some whale meat for him.

 
As for the spleen it is a filter for the blood

When you eat liver, it helps your liver and eating spleen helps your spleen

So the Holy Prophet (SAWS) said Allah made these halaal to eat

The blood that is haraam to eat is the flowing blood

The blood left in the liver and the spleen is forgiven

 
Say (O Muhammad Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam): "I find not in that which has been inspired to me anything forbidden to be eaten by one who wishes to eat it, unless it be Maytatah (a dead animal) or blood poured forth (by slaughtering or the like), or the flesh of swine (pork, etc.) for that surely is impure, or impious (unlawful) meat (of an animal) which is slaughtered as a sacrifice for others than Allāh (or has been slaughtered for idols, etc., or on which Allāh's Name has not been mentioned while slaughtering). But whosoever is forced by necessity without willful disobedience, nor transgressing due limits, (for him) certainly, your Lord is OftForgiving, Most Merciful." (AlAn'am 6:145)

 
In the above mentioned Surah Allah specifies the flowing blood is haraam for you

 
THE BENEFITS OF EATING LIVER

 The liver is one of the most essential organs without which animals cannot exist

Their functions are countless

The main ones are as follows:

 1) It is a metabolism for proteins, carbohydrates and fats

 2) The liver processes drugs and hormones

 3) The liver is excretion for bilirubin, a byproduct of the red blood cells

 bilirubin is yellow

The color of the urine is from the bilirubin

 4) The liver is storage of vitamins and minerals

 5) The liver is the activator of vitamin D

 6) The liver is the center for nutrition of animals
 

 Eating the liver is very beneficial for the human health

The liver is amazingly rich in vitamin A

They have cod liver oil tablets

All the livers of halaal animals are amazingly rich in vitamin A

Therefore Allah has made it halaal for us to eat the liver

Hence the hadith that it was made halaal for the ummah

The two dead things and the two bloods

 
HADITH 16

 
16. Narrated Abu Huraira (RAA): The Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "If a housefly falls into the drink of anyone of you, he should dip it (all) in the liquid, for one of its wings has the disease, and the other has the cure."

[Bukhari and Abu Dawud related it. Abu Dawud added in his narration, "It puts forward the one containing the disease"]


Abu Dawood added that the fly protects itself with the diseased wing

Since the fly is a dirty animal: it lands on feces and nasty things

People have a natural aversion to the fly because of this

You would wonder 'why dip this nasty fly in your soup or drink?'

The Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said that one wing has the disease and the other has the cure

He said Allah (swt) did not send down a disease without the cure

Bacteria and viruses are created by Allah

 Some Australian researchers are concentrating their efforts in studying the housefly because they believe it has amazing antibiotics to fight germs since it lives in dirty places yet survives

 The surface of flies is the last place you would expect to find antibiotics, yet that is exactly where a team of Australian researchers is concentrating their efforts.

 Working on the theory that flies must have remarkable antimicrobial defenses to survive rotting dung, meat and fruit, the team at the Department of Biological Sciences...


 How can you say the AIDS virus was created by the scientists?

Who created hepatitis and herpes etc.?

The surface of the fly is the last place you would expect to find antibiotics

Scientists are investigating this... that the fly survives on filth without dying

 Narrated By Abu Huraira: The  Prophet said, "There is no disease that Allah has created, except that He also has created its treatment"[Sahih Bukhari, Vol 7, Book 71, Hadith #582]

 The mu'tazilites disagrees with this hadith

They say they will not push the fly further into their food/drink

They say they are not convinced that this correct

They use their intellect to dispute this hadith

Shaytan did this and went astray

He compared fire to clay and assumed that fire was better than clay

He was wrong. The shaytan was the first mu’tazilite (rationalist)

Likewise he was the first racist

He said he was better than Adam because hama (black mud altered) was used to create Adam

 (Allāh) said: "What prevented you (O Iblīs) that you did not prostrate, when I commanded you?" Iblīs said: "I am better than him (Adam); You created me from fire, and him You created from clay." (AlA'raf 7:12)

 Ali (RA) observed, "If the religion was based on opinion, the bottom of the sock would take preference in being wiped to the top of the sock."

[Related by Abu Dawud (1/90) No. 162 and adDaraqutni (1/378) No. 783 with a hassan or sahih chain.]

 And indeed, We created man from sounding clay of altered black smooth mud. (AlHijr 15:26)

 This hadith about the fly was a test for the mu'tazilites and they failed the test

The hadith of Musa punching the angel of death in the eye is not accepted by them

Mu’tazilites follows the madhab of iblees

They prefer the aql over the naql

 
Narrated By Abu Huraira: The angel of death was sent to Moses and when he went to him, Moses slapped him severely, spoiling one of his eyes. The angel went back to his Lord, and said, "You sent me to a slave who does not want to die." Allah restored his eye and said, "Go back and tell him (i.e. Moses) to place his hand over the back of an ox, for he will be allowed to live for a number of years equal to the number of hairs coming under his hand." (So the angel came to him and told him the same). Then Moses asked, "O my Lord! What will be then?" He said, "Death will be then." He said, "(Let it be) now." He asked Allah that He bring him near the Sacred Land at a distance of a stone's throw. Allah's Apostle (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "Were I there I would show you the grave of Moses by the way near the red sand hill."

 [AlBukhari (1339) and Muslim (2372)]

 This hadith of the fly is an open challenge to all the scientists of the world

Whether he is a Muslim,Christian, Jew Hindu, Agnostic or Atheist

We challenge you to prove this hadith wrong

Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) had no microscope yet he made a scientific statement

Prove the hadith wrong

One wing has the germ and the other has the cure

 The scholars of Islam say you are obliged to dip the fly to purify the water

But you are not obliged to drink it

If you are where water is in abundance it is mandatory to dip but not to sip

 Even though you throw away the drink, you still have to dip the fly

This is a sign of the Prophethood of Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam)

Some signs are for that time and some are for always, to prove his Prophethood

 Abaas (r) was the uncle of the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam)

 

The Prophet(Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said that even though he was his uncle he should pay his way out
 
Abbas said he had no money to buy his freedom

The Prophet (SAWS) asked him about the money he left with his wife at home

When the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said this to Abbas, he took his shahadah because he knew no one could have known about that money but a Prophet

 

At the battle of Al-Khandaq, they tied stones to their bellies because of hunger

Jaabir Ibn Abdullah came and told the Prophet (SAWS) in private that he had one goat

The Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) publicly proclaimed that Jaabir is inviting all for lunch

Jaabir's wife cooked the goat, and the Prophet (SAWS) sent them ten by ten to Jaabir's house and that one goat fed 3000 people and more

 

The hadith of the fly is called the sign of Prophethood

This is a chance for the disbelievers to prove the Prophet (SAWS) wrong

They can't prove him wrong because he was a real Prophet, not a fake one

He boldly made a scientific statement 1400 years ago and no one was able to refute any of these statements.

 
HADITH 17

17. Narrated Abi Waqid alLaithy (RAA): The Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "Whatever (any part) is cut off from a live animal is considered dead."

[Related by Abu Dawud and atTirmidhi who graded it as Hasan and the wording is his]

 What is dead meat?

 Dead meat is an animal that dropped down by itself and died

The Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said that if you chop off the tail of a live animal (e.g. cow, camel) to eat, and the animal is still alive the tail is dead meat, so it is NOT halaal to eat

 Ibn 'Umar narrated: 'The  Prophet cursed the one who did Muthla to an animal (i.e. cut its limbs or some other part of its body while it is still alive).' [Sahih Bukhari (7/94) No. 5515]

 He made this statement in the above-mentioned hadith because when he went to Madinah, he saw a pagan practice:

They would cut off the hump of a camel to cook, leaving the camel alive

The Prophet (SAWS) passed a verdict that this is haram

It is dead meat

 Ibn Isa added: Ibn Abbas and Abu Huraira said: The Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) forbade the devil's sacrifice. Abu Isa added in his version: This refers to the slaughtered animal whose skin cut off, and is then left to die without its jugular veins being severed.

[Sunan Abu Dawud (3/103) No. 2826]

 Today you have pagans in Africa who pierce a cow and fill a bucket with blood,let it dry then eat it, this is haraam

Allah (swt) made takfeer on those who eat dead meat.

 Eat not (O believers) of that (meat) on which Allāh's Name has not been pronounced (at the time of the slaughtering of the animal), for sure it is Fisq (a sin and disobedience of Allāh). And certainly, the Shayātin (devils) do inspire their friends (from mankind) to dispute with you, and if you obey them [by making Al Maytatah (a dead animal) legal by eating it], then you would indeed be Mushrikûn (polytheists) [because they (devils and their friends) made lawful to you to eat that which Allāh has made unlawful to eat and you obeyed them by considering it lawful to eat, and by doing so you worshipped them, and to worship others besides Allāh is polytheism] (AlAn'am 6:121)

This was the practice of the pagan Arabs

Eating dead meat, cutting off parts of live animals and eating it

If you follow someone in this you are a kafir like him

Forbidden to you (for food) are: AlMaytatah (the dead animals  cattlebeast not slaughtered), blood, the flesh of swine, and the meat of that which has been slaughtered as a sacrifice for others than Allāh, or has been slaughtered for idols, etc., or on which Allāh's Name has not been mentioned while slaughtering, and that which has been killed by strangling, or by a violent blow, or by a headlong fall, or by the goring of horns  and that which has been (partly) eaten by a wild animal  unless you are able to slaughter it (before its death) and that which is sacrificed (slaughtered) on An Nusub (stone altars). (Forbidden) also is to use arrows seeking luck or decision, (all) that is Fisqun (disobedience of Allāh and sin). This day, those who disbelieved have given up all hope of your religion, so fear them not, but fear Me. This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favor 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 abovementioned meats), then surely, Allāh is Oft Forgiving, Most Merciful (AlMa'idah 5:3)

 When someone is a munafiq, no ayah is clear to them.
They worship the graves even though they are told only Allah is worthy of worship

 Abu Huraira (RA) reported that Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said: “Two characteristics cannot combine in a hypocrite: good character and an understanding of religion.”

[Sunan Tirmidhi (5/49) No. 2684, alThiqat Ibn Hibban (8/227) No. 13149, alMu'jam alAwsat alTabarani (8/75) No. 8010, alMadkhal ila alSunan alKubra alBayhaqi (pg. 256) No. 357]

 When someone is a munafiq, nothing is clear to them

The Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said 'you are not allowed to cut off a piece of the animal and eat it'

Scholars say that you can shave the fur off the animal and use it when it is alive

Even though the fur does not contain blood

Secondly cutting off parts of the animals to eat, you are torturing the animaland it is haraam to torture animals in Islam

 Sharid reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) saying: “Whoever kills so much as a sparrow for no reason will have it pleading to Allah on the Day of Resurrection, saying: 'O Lord, soandso killed me for no reason, and he did not kill me for any beneficial purpose.'”

[Musnad Ahmad (4/389) No. 19488, Sunan alNasa'i (7/239) No. 4446, Sahih Ibn Hibban (13/214) No. 5894, alMu'jam alKabir alTabarani (7/317) No. 7245, Shu'ab alEman alBayhaqi (13/420) No. 10565]

 Ibn 'Umar reported that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "A woman was punished on account of a cat which she shut up until it died and she entered the Fire. She neither fed it nor gave it anything to drink when she did not confine it nor did she allow it to eat the earth's rodents and insects."

[AlBukhari (2365) and Muslim (2242)]

 The scholars say the exception to the rule is the fur,hair,wool of the animal

This does not torture the animal

You shouldn't take the hair off during the winter

 What about the tusk of the animal?

 When it is dead can you use it?

Some say it is impure

The correct opinion is that of Abu Hanifah and Ibn Taymiyyah who said that you can use the tusk of the animal.

 Hanafi opinion apart from Muhammad Ibn alHassan In the Fatawa Hindiya it says: 'The bone of the elephant is pure. This is the most correct opinion'

 Ibn Taymiyah and Ibn Wahb (a Maliki scholar) This is so because the impurity of Maytah is not related to their essence or substance, it is rather due to the running blood and the wet impurities and these do not exist in the bone. Narrated Anas that "The  Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) used to comb his hair with an ivory made comb" . Abu Dawood reported from Thowban that the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said: "Buy Fatimah a decorated Yemeni cloth made necklace and two ivory made bracelets" alZuhri said: 'The best of this Ummah used to comb their hair with elephant bone made combs'

 Imam Bukhari in his Sahih in the Chapter: On impure things which fall into fat and water:

AzZuhri said, "There is no harm in [using] water if neither its taste, smell nor color has changed." Hammad said, "There is no harm in the feathers of dead birds." AzZuhri said about the bones of dead animals like elephants, "I met some of the early scholars who used them for combs and oiling and they did not see any harm in that." Ibn Sirin and Ibrahim said, "There is no harm in the trade of ivory." [Sahih Bukhari (1/56)]

 
QUESTION 1:

 
What's the ruling in eating Beef Jerky made in the States?

 ANSWER 1

The beef in the USA if they kill it by letting the blood out then it is halaal for you

Stunned chicken is haraam because they normally die from the stun since the chicken is a weak animal

Stunning a strong animal like sheep, goat etc. is halaal if it didn't die from being stunned The meat of Jews and Christians are halaal for you

 Made lawful to you these days are At Tayyibāt [all kinds of Halāl (lawful) foods, which Allāh has made lawful (meat of slaughtered eatable animals, etc., milk products, fats, vegetables and fruits, etc.). The food (slaughtered cattle, eatable animals, etc.) of the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) is lawful to you and yours is lawful to them. (Lawful to you in marriage) are chaste women from the believers and chaste women from those who were given the Scripture (Jews and Christians) before your time, when you have given their due Mahr (bridal money given by the husband to his wife at the time of marriage), desiring chastity (i.e. taking them in legal wedlock) not committing illegal sexual intercourse, nor taking them as girlfriends. And whosoever disbelieves in the Oneness of Allāh and in all the other Articles of Faith [i.e. His (Allāh's), Angels, His Holy Books, His Messengers, the Day of Resurrection and AlQadir (Divine Preordainments)], then fruitless is his work, and in the Hereafter he will be among the losers (AlMa'idah 5:5)

Some say the Jews and Christians of today are different from the ones at that time

 Surely, disbelievers are those who said: "Allāh is the third of the three (in a Trinity)." But there is no ilāh (god) (none who has the right to be worshipped) but One Ilāh (God Allāh). And if they cease not from what they say, verily, a painful torment will befall the disbelievers among them (AlMa'idah 5:73)


This argument is weak because the trinity was condemned in the time of the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam)

It exsisted at that time

The council of Nicaea was where they introduced the trinity and said that Jesus (a.s) was divine

The council of Nicaea was years before the advent of Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam)

The Christians of that day are the same as of present

They worship three gods, eat pork and are not circumcised

The Christians of today have gay churches

That is the only difference

A gay church is big business, there are lots of professionals who are gaydoctors lawyers etc.

 
QUESTION 2:

 What is the ruling on over extending in the ruku and can you make dua in any language in the salah?

 ANSWER 2:

If the salah is fard you have to make the dua in Arabic

It is only in the sunnah salah that you can use other languages

This is in sajdah

 
The  Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said: “The closest that a person is to his Lord is when he is prostrating, so say a great deal of du'aa' then.” [Narrated by Muslim, 482

To extend ruku is not the sunnah

Don’t be too quick and don't over extend it

Your back should be straight after the ruku

 Abi Qatadah reported that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said "The worst thief is one who steals in his prayer." Then the companions asked, "How can someone steal from his prayer?"  Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) answered, "He does not complete his Ruku and Sadjah with perfection."

[Musnad Ahmad (5/310) No. 22695, Sunan Darimi (1/350) No. 1328, Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah (1/331) No. 663]

 QUESTION 3:

 Does the injection of synthetic growth hormones and other chemicals often used in the raising of cattle, chickens, etc by the kuffar make them haraam to eat?

 ANSWER 3:

 The side effects of these hormones are that people began to grow tall and the girls menstruate early

There is no fatwah against eating these

 QUESTION 4:

 Regarding the turban is it a sunnah? If it is, then why do most salaf scholars wear a headscarf instead?

 
ANSWER 4:

 The turban is a sunnah

The headscarf is the national dress of Saudi Arabia and most Saudi salafis like to identify themselves with Saudi Arabia.

When making wudu you can wipe over the turban and hijab.

You don't have to wipe ears if you wipe over the hijab

You can wipe over woolen and cotton socks

 QUESTION 5:

 How do you develop patience?

 ANSWER 5:

You develop patience by mixing with patient people

You also develop patience by bearing in mind everything is predestined by Allah for a purpose and bearing in mind that Allah promised to test us so when the test comes we should bear it with patience. The Hujjah for this can be found in Surah 29 vs 2-3 or Surah Baqarah vs 155 -156

 And seek help in patience and AsSalāt (the prayer) and truly it is extremely heavy and hard except for AlKhāshi'ûn [i.e. the true believers in Allāh  those who obey Allāh with full submission, fear much from His Punishment, and believe in His Promise (Paradise, etc.) and in His Warnings (Hell, etc.)] (AlBaqarah 2:45)

And obey Allāh and His Messenger, and do not dispute (with one another) lest you lose courage and your strength depart, and be patient. Surely, Allāh is with those who are AsSābirin (the patient ones, etc) (AlAnfal 8:46)

Anas ibn Malik (RA) said: I entered the company of Uthman ibn Affaan (RA) while I was thinking about the beauty of a woman I saw in the street. Uthman (RA) then said: One of you enter my presence and the remnants of zinaa can be seen in his eyes. I then said: Did revelation come down after the departure of the The  Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) Uthman said: But this is the deep insight, foresight and intuition of the believer. [Ibn Qayyim alJawziyyah, Madaarij asSaalikeen (Vol. 2, pg. 455)