Thursday, December 26, 2013

04 THE STORY OF PROPHET HUD (AS) { DECEMBER 25 2013 }



THE STORY OF
PROPHET HUD (AS)
CHAPTER 4
25 DECEMBER 2013 /22 SAFAR 1435 HIJRI

BY: Shaikh Abdullah Faisal

Noted Taker: Al Ghuraba
Hujjah: AT3 & AT9

Edited By Abu Hafiza & Jansep2001

The people of Aad lived between Yemen and Oman Area.

They were physically well built and renowned for their craftsmanship.

Allah Said in the Quran Surah Al Fajr Verse 6 to 8:

Did you (O Muhammad (Peace be upon him)) not see (thought) how your Lord dealt with 'Ad (people)? Who were very tall like lofty pillars, The like of which were not created in the land?

(Al-Fajr 89:6-8)

They specialised in the construction of lofty buildings, and they would make tall buildings just to show off their craftsmanship.

These people were tall, not like the Yemeni's you see today.

They were outstanding among other nations with power and wealth, and this power and wealth caused them to become arrogant, haughty and boastful in the land.

The people of Aad acted like the Americans of today, who are carbon copies of each other.

Their political power was in the hands of tyrannical rulers who were very oppressive, and no one would dare to speak against them. They would silence all the voices of dissent.

This is exactly what the Americans are doing today; Ali Tamimi is in jail and did not do anything to deserve this.

All the evil of the people of Aad, the Americans are doing exactly the same, and practice it.

The people of Aad were not ignorant of Allah (SWT); they believed in Allah but worshipped partners alongside with Allah (SWT).

Allah (SWT) said in the Quran Surah An Nisa Verse 48

Verily, Allah forgives not that partners should be set up with him in worship, but He forgives except that (anything else) to whom He pleases, and whoever sets up partners with Allah in worship, he has indeed invented a tremendous sin.

(An-Nisa 4:48)

They committed shirk, the sin; Allah will never forgive you, if you die in that state; If you die in this state, there is no hope for you.

But if you make tauba before you die, and it is sincere, then there is hope for you.

Allah (SWT) wanted to guide the people of Aad, so He sent them prophet Hud (AS) a Prophet among themselves.

In Qurah Allah (SWT) said in surah Al Isra verse: 15

And We never punish until We have sent a Messenger (to give warning).

(Al-Isra 17:15)

Allah said in the Quran Surah An Nahl verse 36:

And verily, We have sent among every Ummah (community, nation) a Messenger (proclaiming) "Worship Allah (Alone), and avoid (or keep away from) Taghut (all false deities, etc. i.e. do not worship Taghut besides Allah)." Then of them were some whom Allah guided and of them were some upon whom the straying was justified. So travel through the land and see what was the end of those who denied (the truth)

(An-Nahl 16:36)

Jesus is a false god and that you need to know that you being worshiped.

Taghoot means the false deities and man-made religions.

Umar said, “al-Jibt is magic, and the Taghoot is the Shaitan.” [Sahih Bukhari (6/45)]

The kaafir courthouse, the kaafir armies, the corrupt leaders in the world are all taghoot.

If you fight in these kaafir armies and die, then you die as a kaafir.

You can only fight for the army of the mujaahideen, as they fight for the sake of Allah (SWT)

As the army of mujahedeen fight for Caliphate and Shariah only.

Allah said in the Quran Surah An Nisa Verse: 76

Those who believe fight in the Cause of Allah, and those who disbelieve, fight in the cause of Taghut (Satan, etc.). So fight you against the friends of Shaitan (Satan); ever feeble indeed is the plot of Shaitan (Satan)

(An-Nisa 4:76)

Sham was the Arab (Semitic) son of Noah (AS), Ham was the black son and Japheth was the white son.

Prophet HUD (AS) he spoke Arabic, so he was from the lineage of Sham; Prophet HUD (AS) was therefore Semitic

Prophet Aad (AS) appealed to his people rationally, say why do create gods, that he said; by you manufacturing from your hands

Your idols, and by you then worshipping these idols, you are ridiculing your intellect.

Allah said in the Qurah surah Luqman verse: 10 & 11

He has created the heavens without any pillars that you see and has set on the earth firm mountains, lest it should shake with you. And He has scattered therein moving (living) creatures of all kinds. And We send down water (rain) from the sky, and We cause (plants) of every goodly kind to grow therein. This is the creation of Allah. So show Me that which those (whom you worship), besides Him have created. Nay, the Zalimun (polytheists, wrong­doers and those who do not believe in the Oneness of Allah) are in plain error.

(Luqman 31:10-11)

every kaafir is a hypocrite, and every Major hypocrite is a kaafir.

The Buddhists brag and boast their religion is so peaceful that they do not kill rats and cockroaches, but yet are killing Muslims by the thousands in Burma.

Prophet Hud (AS) kept reminding the people of Aad and the many blessings Allah (SWT) had blessed them with; Allah (SWT) blessed them with; wealth, Physique, Aql, Safety, Craftsmanship, Power.

The people of Aad (AS) and they were tall people and because of this they took pride in their physique and their intelligence and infrastructure.

The people of Aad (AS) would build buildings and not even bother living in the building, so they made these buildings just to show off.

Why do people listen to America and Europe? Wealth gives you gravitas but the problem with wealth is it gives you pride as well.

Allah said in the Quran Surah Quraish:

It is a great (Grace and Protection from Allah) for the taming of the Quraish And with all those Allah's Grace and Protections for their taming We cause the (Quraish) caravans to set forth safe in winter (to the south) and in summer to the north without any fear So let them worship (Allah) the Lord of this House (the Ka'bah in Makkah) (He) Who has fed them against hunger and has made them safe from fear

(Quraish 106:1-4)

And Allah said in the Qurah in surah Al Ankabut verse: 67

Have they not seen that We have made (Makkah) a sanctuary secure, and that men are being snatched away from all around them? Then do they believe in Batil (falsehood - polytheism, idols and all deities other than Allah), and deny (become ingrate for) the Graces of Allah?

(Al-'Ankabut 29:67)

Prophet HUD (AS) reminded the people of Aad of the barakah Allah (SWT), how Allah had blessed them with, but the people of Aad continued to worship idols and remained them ungrateful toward Allah (SWT).

Allah (SWT) said in the Quran surah Ibrahim verse: 34

And He gave you of all that you asked for, and if you count the Blessings of Allah, never will you be able to count them. Verily! Man is indeed an extreme wrong-doer, - a disbeliever (an extreme ingrate, denies Allah's Blessings by disbelief, and by worshipping others besides Allah, and by disobeying Allah and His Prophet Muhammad SAW).

(Ibrahim 14:34)

This was the plight of the people of Aad by worshipping wood and stones they became ingrates

In the Qurah Allah said in surah Al Adiyat verse 6 to 8:

Verily! Man (disbeliever) is ungrateful to his Lord; and to that fact he bears witness (by his deeds); and verily, he is violent in the love of wealth.

(Al-'Adiyat 100:6-8)

The British kuffaar also behave like the people of Aad.

The God Delusion by: Richard Dawkins:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_God_Delusion

ANIMAL BROTHELS LEGAL IN DENMARK: http://www.icenews.is/index.php/2008/05/20/animal-brothels-legal-in-denmark/

The people of the UK are worse than the Americans the Americans put on their dollar 'In God we trust'; so 98% of the Americans believe in God; 

Whereas in Europe, the UK, France, Denmark and many other countries the majority of people are atheists

The attitudes of Europeans are, these people are consenting adults. So let them do as they please and these people worship their own evil and corrupted desires.

Allah said in the Quran Surah Al Jathiyah verse: 23

Have you seen him who takes his own lust (vain desires) as his ilah (god), and Allah knowing (him as such), left him astray, sealed his hearing and his heart, and put a cover on his sight. Who then will guide him after Allah? Will you not then remember?

(Al-Jathiyah 45:23)

Because these people have knowledge, power and wealth they are exactly like the people of Aad these people are happy with the status quo.

By reminding them of the blessings of Allah (SWT), hope that they will abandon pagans and prophet HUD (AS) was expecting the people of Aad to relinquish their dodgy ideas and beliefs, but even after the reminder, the people of Aad did not relinquish their evil beliefs.

One of the signs of the people of Haqq (Truth) is that they do not ask for a fee for teaching of Islamic knowledge.

Allah (SWT) said in the Qurah surah Ya Sin verse: 20 to 21

And there came running from the farthest part of the town, a man, saying: "O my people! Obey the Messengers;" Obey those who ask no wages of you (for themselves), and who are rightly guided

(Ya-Sin 36:20-21)

The people of Aad said to prophet Hud (AS), 'what do you want?', do you want Wealth, Prestige, Wives etc.

Prophet HUD (AS) said Allah (SWT) will reward me and I do not need anything from you.

Every munaafiq has a price on his head, but a real man cannot be bought.

When you can't buy a person out, you kill him, such as Anwar Awlaki (RA) his 16-year-old etc.

Abu Talib said to Muhammad (S.A.W) “O my brother’s son if you didn’t stop I am afraid that they will hurt you” the Holy Prophet (S.A.W) emotionally replied 

“O uncle by Allah if they put the sun in my right hand and the moon in my left hand on condition that I abandon this course until Allah has made me victorious or I perish therein, I would not abandon it" The Prophet (SAWS) got up, and as he turned away, his uncle called him and said, "Come back, My nephew," and when he came back, he said, "Go and preach what you please, for by Allah I will never forsake you"
I will not stop preaching the message until Allah takes my life”  

{Ar Raheeq Al MaKhtum (The Sealed Nectar) Page 105} [Ibn Hisham 1/265]

http://spl.qibla.com/Books/B0033P0009.aspx#Once%20more%20Quraish%20approaches%20Abu%20Talib

And verily, whosoever shows patience and forgives that would truly be from the things recommended by Allah.

(Ash-Shura 42:43)

And to 'Ad (people We sent) their brother Hud. He said, "O my people! Worship Allah! You have no other Ilah (God) but Him. Certainly, you do nothing but invent (lies)! "O my people I ask of you no reward for it (the Message). My reward is only from Him, Who created me. Will you not then understand? And O my people! Ask forgiveness of your Lord and then repent to Him, He will send you (from the sky) abundant rain and add strength to your strength, so do not turn away as Mujrimun (criminals, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah)." They said: "O Hud! No evidence have you brought us, and we shall not leave our gods for your (mere)
saying! and we are not believers in you. "All that we say is that some of our gods (false deities) have seized you with evil (madness)." He said: "I call Allah to witness and bear you witness that I am free from that which you ascribe as partners in worship, - With Him (Allah). So plot against me, all of you, and give me no respite. "I put my trust in Allah, my Lord and your Lord! There is not a moving (living) creature but He has grasp of its forelock. Verily, my Lord is on the Straight Path (the truth). "So if you turn away, still I have conveyed the Message with which I was sent to you. My Lord will make another people succeed you, and you will not harm Him in the least. Surely, my Lord is Guardian over all things."

(Hud 11:50-57)

one of the strategies of prophet Hud (AS) was, he reminded his people of the flood of Noah (AS), as they were only four generations away from prophet Noah's generation.

The people of Aad could not come to terms with believing in the hereafter, so because of this, they became cantankerous (highly argumentative) people become proud and arrogant when Allah blesses them.

Narrated by ‘Aishah that the Prophet said: “The most despicable person to Allah is one who is harshly argumentative."   

[Al-Bukhari (2457) and Muslim (2668]


The kuffaar of today are worse than the kuffaar of yesterday, as the kuffaar of yesterday did not do every haraam but the kuffaar of today doing every haraam.

'Ad (people) belied the Messengers. When their brother HUD said to them: "Will you not fear Allah and obey Him?"Verily! I am a trustworthy Messenger to you." So fear Allah, keep your duty to Him, and obey me.

(Ash-Shu'ara 26:123-126)

"No reward do I ask of you for it (my Message of Islamic Monotheism), my reward is only from the Lord of the 'Alamin (mankind, jinns, and all that exists). "Do you build high palaces on every high place, while you do not live in them? "And do you get for yourselves palaces (fine buildings) as if you will live therein for ever

(Ash-Shu'ara 26:127-129)

"And when you seize, seize you as tyrants?" So fear Allah, keep your duty to Him, and obey me." And keep your duty to Him, fear Him Who has aided you with all (good things) that you know." He has aided you with cattle and children.

(Ash-Shu'ara 26:130-133)

people build high buildings / palaces as if to say they will live forever.

Prophet Hud (AS) was criticizing their criminal justice system as it was very unjust.

This is the same for the Europeans and the Americans.

"And gardens and springs." Verily, I fear for you the torment of a Great Day." They said: "It is the same to us whether you preach or be not of those who preach." This is no other than the false-tales and religion of the ancients," And we are not going to be punished."

(Ash-Shu'ara 26:134-138)

So they belied him, and We destroyed them. Verily! In this is indeed a sign, yet most of them are not believers. And verily! Your Lord, He is indeed the All-Mighty, the Most Merciful. 

(Ash-Shu'ara 26:139-140)

one of the arguments the people of Aad used against prophet Hud (AS) was that he was just an ordinary human being like them, so why should they follow him, as they could not accuse him of anything bad.

The chiefs of the city plotted against prophet Hud, and this is the case for every prophet, who had enemies from the chiefs of his people.

And the chiefs of his people, who disbelieved and denied the Meeting in the Hereafter, and to whom We had given the luxuries and comforts of this life, said: "He is no more than a human being like you, he eats of that which you eat, and drinks of what you drink." If you were to obey a human being like yourselves, then verily! You indeed would be losers." Does he promise you that when you have died and have become dust and bones, you shall come out alive (resurrected)

(Al-Mu'minun 23:33-35)

"Far, very far is that which you are promised." There is nothing but our life of this world! We die and we live! And we are not going to be resurrected! "He is only a man who has invented a lie against Allah, but we are not going to believe in him."

(Al-Mu'minun 23:36-38)

But all of this began their own destruction.

When rich people tell poor people to do things, they believe.  as poor people have inferiority complex.

And so We have appointed for every Prophet enemies - Shayatin (devils) among mankind and jinns, inspiring one another with adorned speech as a delusion (or by way of deception). If your Lord had so willed, they would not have done it, so leave them alone with their fabrications. (Tafseer Qurtubi, Vol.7, Page 67)

(Al-An'am 6:112)

prophet Abraham had nimrod who plotted against him, Moses had Qarun and the fir' awn, Muhammad had Abu Jahl and Abu Lahab.

And thus We have set up in every town great ones of its wicked people to plot therein. But they plot not except against their own selves, and they perceive (it) not.

(Al-An'am 6:123)

They (people of the town) said: "You are only human beings like ourselves, and the Most Beneficent (Allah) has revealed nothing, you are only telling lies."

(Ya-Sin 36:15)

And they say: "Why does this Messenger (Muhammad SAW) eat food, and walk about in the markets (like ourselves). Why is not an angel sent down to him to be a Warner with him?

(Al-Furqan 25:7)

These were the people of Antakya (turkey), who also used the argument of their messenger being only human beings. This is repeated many times with different prophets as the nature of human beings does not change.

Abu Talhah (RA) narrated: We complained to Allah’s Messenger (SAW) about our hunger and rising from our stomach (the garment) bared the stone each of us had tied to it. He showed that he had two stones (tied to his stomach.)

[Sunan Tirmidhi (4/585) No. 2371, Bayhaqi in ‘Shu'ab al Emaan’ (13/54) No. 9943]

Why did Allah sent humans to teach the people Islam? because Allah is al-Hakeem, so he sent human beings to teach the Deen so people can not use the argument of not being strong like the angels, so Allah (SWT) sent human beings like us so that we have no excuse on the day of Judgement.
                              
[Musa (Moses)] said: "O my Lord! Open for me my chest (grant me self-confidence,
contentment, and boldness)" And ease my task for me And make loose the knot (the defect) from my tongue (i.e. remove the incorrectness from my speech) [That occurred as a result of a brand of fire which Musa (Moses) put in his mouth when he was an infant]"That they understand my speech "And appoint for me a helper from my family,"Harun (Aaron) my brother

(Ta-Ha 20:25-30)

fir' awn used the speech impediment of Musa to criticize prophet Musa and to put him down.

"Am I not better than this one [Musa (Moses)], who is Mahin [has no honour nor any respect, and is weak and despicable] and can scarcely express himself clearly?

(Az-Zukhruf 43:52)

When you speak the truth, people will try to find anything to disgrace you.

Prophet Hud told his people, if they did not abandon idol worship, they would suffer.

The first thing that happened was that Allah (SWT) stopped the rain and their trees died, so you would think they might learn a lesson and return back to Tawheed.

When the rain was stopped, these people went back to prophet Hud and asked why this was happening, and they were told this was because of their idol worship.

They did not learn from this and continued in their kufr and shirk.

Then, when they saw it as a dense cloud coming towards their valleys, they said: "This is a cloud bringing us rain!" Nay, but it is that (torment) which you were asking to be hastened a wind wherein is a painful torment Destroying everything by the Command of its Lord! So they became such that nothing could be seen except their dwellings! Thus do We recompense the people who are Mujrimun (polytheists, disbelievers, sinners, etc)!

(Al-Ahqaf 46:24-25)

One day they saw rain clouds and they started to rejoice and thought Allah (SWT) was going to send them rain, but this was Allah's torment and retribution in the form of a sand storm which broke down their buildings and killed them all.

Only prophet Hud and his followers were saved and they migrated to Hadramaut and lived there in peace.

The lessons you learn;

When you become wealthy, you become arrogant and haughty.

Natural disasters are a direct consequence of your sins.

When people want to be kuffaar, they use your humanity to ridicule you and disbelieve in you.
The people called their respective prophets mad men.

When you are carrying the truth, people look for anything in your character to put you down and disgrace you.

"Am I not better than this one [Musa (Moses)], who is Mahin [has no honour nor any respect, and is weak and despicable] and can scarcely express himself clearly?

(Az-Zukhruf 43:52)

When people think of themselves as a super power, they reject the haqq, by saying they are prospering as they are and so are happy with the status quo.

Until, when death comes to one of them (those who join partners with Allah), he says: "My Lord! Send me back," So that I may do good in that which I have left behind!" No! It is but a word that he speaks, and behind them is Barzakh (a barrier) until the Day when they will be resurrected

(Al-Mu'minun 23:99-100)

People will continue to do sins, as sins are addictive.