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
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.
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.
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
In the above mentioned Surah Allah specifies the flowing blood is haraam for you
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
[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
[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 outAbbas 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.
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)]
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.
What is the ruling on over extending in the ruku and can you make dua in any language in the salah?
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
This is in sajdah
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]
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?
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
Regarding the turban is it a sunnah? If it is, then why do most salaf scholars wear a headscarf instead?
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
How do you develop patience?
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)