Saturday, June 14, 2014

(Notes) Tafseer Surah Hadeed (4): Monasticism is an Aberration

TAFSEER SURAH HADEED (4):

MONASTICISM IS AN ABERRATION


BY SHAIKH ABDULLAH AL FAISAL
11 June 2014 - 13 Shaban 1435 Hijri
Notes typed by AT6
Edited by Abu Hafiza & AT6

AYAH 18


إِنَّ الْمُصَّدِّقِينَ وَالْمُصَّدِّقَاتِ وَأَقْرَضُوا اللَّـهَ قَرْضًا حَسَنًا يُضَاعَفُ لَهُمْ وَلَهُمْ أَجْرٌ كَرِيمٌ ﴿١٨﴾

Verily, those who give Sadaqat (i.e. Zakat and alms, etc.), men and women, and lend to Allah a goodly loan, it shall be increased manifold (to their credit), and theirs shall be an honourable good reward (i.e. Paradise). (Al-Hadid 57:18)


- Allah told you that giving zakah and sadaqah doesn't cause you to be poor.

- Allah will increase it many times manifold.

- The reason why people don't give sadaqah is because they think the promise Allah is making is fake.

And when the hypocrites and those in whose hearts is a disease (of doubts) said: "Allah and His Messenger (SAW) promised us nothing but delusions!" (Al-Ahzab 33:12)

- The word delusion means a fake belief.

- This is why they don't give charity.

- They say, “If I give charity, I'll poor.”

- So they don't give charity, they are bakheel (Stingy).

- Allah said He will multiply it for you 10 times manifold or even 700 times.

Being miserly towards you (as regards help and aid in Allah's Cause). Then when fear comes, you will see them looking to you, their eyes revolving like (those of) one over whom hovers death, but when the fear departs, they will smite you with sharp tongues, miserly towards (spending anything in any) good (and only covetous of booty and wealth). Such have not believed. Therefore Allah makes their deeds fruitless, and that is ever easy for Allah. (Al-Ahzab 33:19)

- Allah cursed riba and will give an increase to charity.

Allah will destroy Riba (usury) and will give increase for Sadaqat (deeds of charity, alms, etc.) And Allah likes not the disbelievers, sinners. (Al-Baqarah 2:276)

- This is why countries that are based on capitalism will fail because Allah cursed riba.

- A sign of a munafiq is that he can't give charity.

- He believes the promise of Allah is fake.

- A munafiq has doubts about his faith.


AYAH 19


وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا بِاللَّـهِ وَرُسُلِهِ أُولَـٰئِكَ هُمُ الصِّدِّيقُونَ ۖ وَالشُّهَدَاءُ عِندَ رَبِّهِمْ لَهُمْ أَجْرُهُمْ وَنُورُهُمْ ۖ وَالَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا وَكَذَّبُوا بِآيَاتِنَا أُولَـٰئِكَ أَصْحَابُ الْجَحِيمِ ﴿١٩﴾

And those who believe in (the Oneness of) Allah and His Messengers, they are the Siddiqun (i.e. those followers of the Prophets who were first and foremost to believe in them), and the martyrs with their Lord, they shall have their reward and their light. But those who disbelieve (in the Oneness of Allah - Islamic Monotheism) and deny Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.), they shall be the dwellers of the blazing Fire. (Al-Hadid 57:19)


- Allah spoke about the siddiqun - people like Abu Bakr who didn't waver in their faith, and the shuhada - those who died for the sake of the shahada.

- This ayah (57:19) is similar to another ayah where Allah made mention of the siddiqun and the shuhada.

And whoso obeys Allah and the Messenger (Muhammad SAW), then they will be in the company of those on whom Allah has bestowed His Grace, of the Prophets, the Siddiqun (those followers of the Prophets who were first and foremost to believe in them, like Abu Bakr As­Siddiq), the martyrs, and the righteous. And how excellent these companions are! (An-Nisa 4:69)

- Allah recommended for you to have the siddiqun and the shuhada as your companions.


AYAH 20


اعْلَمُوا أَنَّمَا الْحَيَاةُ الدُّنْيَا لَعِبٌ وَلَهْوٌ وَزِينَةٌ وَتَفَاخُرٌ بَيْنَكُمْ وَتَكَاثُرٌ فِي الْأَمْوَالِ وَالْأَوْلَادِ ۖ كَمَثَلِ غَيْثٍ أَعْجَبَ الْكُفَّارَ نَبَاتُهُ ثُمَّ يَهِيجُ فَتَرَاهُ مُصْفَرًّا ثُمَّ يَكُونُ حُطَامًا ۖ وَفِي الْآخِرَةِ عَذَابٌ شَدِيدٌ وَمَغْفِرَةٌ مِّنَ اللَّـهِ وَرِضْوَانٌ ۚ وَمَا الْحَيَاةُ الدُّنْيَا إِلَّا مَتَاعُ الْغُرُورِ ﴿٢٠﴾

Know that the life of this world is only play and amusement, pomp and mutual boasting among you, and rivalry in respect of wealth and children, as the likeness of vegetation after rain, thereof the growth is pleasing to the tiller; afterwards it dries up and you see it turning yellow; then it becomes straw. But in the Hereafter (there is) a severe torment (for the disbelievers, evil-doers), and (there is) Forgiveness from Allah and (His) Good Pleasure (for the believers, good-doers), whereas the life of this world is only a deceiving enjoyment. (Al-Hadid 57:20)


- The dunya doesn't last forever so Allah gave this example.

- Allah is saying the dunya is temporary.

Beautified for men is the love of things they covet; women, children, much of gold and silver (wealth), branded beautiful horses, cattle and well-tilled land. This is the pleasure of the present world's life; but Allah has the excellent return (Paradise with flowing rivers, etc.) with Him. (Aali Imran 3:14)

- When you have a horse it’s a sign of wealth.

- If you have a donkey it’s a sign of being poor.

- This is why Allah talked about horses.

- Cattles are also a sign of wealth.

- 100 cows make you a millionaire in any country.

- Gold and silver is also a sign of wealth.

- These are the things people go crazy for.

- Allah spoke about the dunya in Surah 6:32.

And the life of this world is nothing but play and amusement. But far better is the house in the Hereafter for those who are Al­Muttaqun (the pious - see V.2:2). Will you not then understand? (Al-An'am 6:32)

Verily! We have made that which is on earth as an adornment for it, in order that We may test them (mankind) as to which of them are best in deeds. [i.e.those who do good deeds in the most perfect manner, that means to do them (deeds) totally for Allah's sake and in accordance to the legal ways of the Prophet SAW ]. (Al-Kahf 18:7)

The life of this world is but play and pastime, but if you believe (in the Oneness of Allah Islamic Monotheism), and fear Allah, and avoid evil, He will grant you your wages, and will not ask you your wealth. (Muhammad 47:36)

- Everything in the dunya is nothing but a fitna.

- It is to test which of us is best in conduct.

- If you drink the wine in the dunya, you will be deprived of the wine in the akhira, so will you have sabr?

- The Prophet said the dunya is like the dead sheep that nobody wants.

It was narrated that Sahl bin Sa’d said: “We were with the Messenger of Allah () in Dhul-Hulaifah, when we saw a dead sheep lifting its leg (because of bloating). He said: ‘Don’t you think this is worthless to its owner? By the One in Whose hand is my soul, this world is more worthless to Allah than this (dead sheep) is to its owner. If this world was worth the wing of a mosquito to Allah, the disbeliever would not have a drop to drink from it.’” (Sunan Ibn Majah Vol. 1, Book 37, Hadith 4110)

“Jabir b. Abdullah reported that Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wasallam) happened to walk through the bazaar coming from the side of 'Aliya and people were on both sides of him. There he found a dead lamb with very short ears. He took hold of its ear and said: ‘Who amongst you would like to have this for a dirham?’ They said: ‘We would not like to have it even for less than that as it is of no use to us.’ He said: ‘Do you wish to have it (free of any cost)?’ They said: ‘By Allah, even if it were alive (we would not have liked to possess it), for there is defect in it, as its ear is very short; on top of that it is dead now.’ Thereupon, Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wasallam) said: ‘By Allah, this world is more insignificant in the eyes of Allah than (this dead lamb) is in your eyes.’” [Muslim]

- The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) is saying the dunya is like the dead sheep by the road side which nobody wants.

- Yet people sell out for the dunya.

Narrated Abu Huraira, the Prophet (saw) said, “The dunya is a prison for the believers and Paradise for the kaafir (disbeliever),” [Sahih Muslim, vol.4, #7058]

- They apostate for the dunya.

Abu Huraira (RA) reported that Allah's Messenger (SAW) said, “The world, with all that it contains, is accursed except for dhikr (the remembrance of Allah) that which pleases Allah; and the religious scholars and seekers of knowledge.'' [Sunan Tirmidhi (4/561) 2322 and Sunan Ibn Majah (5/231) 4112, (Abu Eesa al-Tirmidhi said: this hadeeth is hasan ghareeb)]

- Allah (SWT) spoke about the dunya in Surah 102.
 
The mutual rivalry for piling up of worldly things diverts you, Until you visit the graves (i.e. till you die). Nay! You shall come to know! (At-Takathur 102:1-3)

- You are going to see the kuffar enjoying the dunya.

- Allah (SWT) said in the Qur'an surah Luqman verse 24

We let them enjoy for a little while, then in the end We shall oblige them to (enter) a great torment. (Luqman 31:24)

- They are going to enjoy the dunya for a short while, and then they will be in the hellfire.

- So don't envy the kuffar for the dunya.

Sahi Ibn Sa’d (RA) reported that Allah's Messenger (SAW) said, “If in Allah’s sight the world had so much worth as the wing of a mosquito, then an infidel would never have drunk even a drop of water.” [Tirmidhi (4/560) No. 2320, Ibn e Majah (5/230) No. 4110, al-Haakim (4/341) No. 7847]

- Even when the kuffar think you can use money to buy happiness, it's a delusion.

- People in Africa who live in huts are happy.

- In Europe, they have flat screen TVs and big houses yet they are unhappy.

- European countries have a high rate of suicide compared to African countries.

- If you abstain from Allah's dhikr, you will live a wretched life.

Allah (SWT) said in the Qur'an surah Ta-Ha verse 124 to 126

"But whosoever turns away from My Reminder (i.e. neither believes in this Qur'an nor acts on its orders, etc.) verily, for him is a life of hardship, and We shall raise him up blind on the Day of Resurrection." He will say: "O my Lord! Why have you raised me up blind, while I had sight (before)." (Allah) will say: "Like this, Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) came unto you, but you disregarded them (i.e. you left them, did not think deeply in them, and you turned away from them), and so this Day, you will be neglected (in the Hell-fire, away from Allah's Mercy)." (Ta-Ha 20:124-126)

- Prozac is an antidepressant which is a household name in the west.

Those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah - Islamic Monotheism), and whose hearts find rest in the remembrance of Allah, Verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest. (Ra'd 13:28)


AYAH 21


سَابِقُوا إِلَىٰ مَغْفِرَةٍ مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ وَجَنَّةٍ عَرْضُهَا كَعَرْضِ السَّمَاءِ وَالْأَرْضِ أُعِدَّتْ لِلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا بِاللَّـهِ وَرُسُلِهِ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ فَضْلُ اللَّـهِ يُؤْتِيهِ مَن يَشَاءُ ۚ وَاللَّـهُ ذُو الْفَضْلِ الْعَظِيمِ ﴿٢١﴾

Race one with another in hastening towards Forgiveness from your Lord (Allah), and towards Paradise, the width whereof is as the width of heaven and earth, prepared for those who believe in Allah and His Messengers. That is the Grace of Allah which He bestows on whom He pleases. And Allah is the Owner of Great Bounty. (Al-Hadid 57:21)


- After Allah (SWT) told you that people are going to compete with you for the dunya, Allah (SWT) is telling you what you need to compete for.

- You need to race for Allah's (SWT) forgiveness and Paradise.

- You like to keep up with the Joneses.

- This means if your neighbour buys a new car, you think you have to buy a new car too.

Allah (SWT) said in the Qur'an, Surah Al Mutaffifin verse 22 to 26

Verily, Al-Abrar (the pious who fear Allah and avoid evil) will be in delight (Paradise). On thrones, looking (at all things). You will recognise in their faces the brightness of delight. They will be given to drink pure sealed wine. The last thereof (that wine) will be the smell of musk, and for this let (all) those strive who want to strive (i.e. hasten earnestly to the obedience of Allah). (Al-Mutaffifin 83:22-26)


AYAH 22


مَا أَصَابَ مِن مُّصِيبَةٍ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَلَا فِي أَنفُسِكُمْ إِلَّا فِي كِتَابٍ مِّن قَبْلِ أَن نَّبْرَأَهَا ۚ إِنَّ ذَٰلِكَ عَلَى اللَّـهِ يَسِيرٌ ﴿٢٢﴾

No calamity befalls on the earth or in yourselves but is inscribed in the Book of Decrees (Al-Lauh Al-Mahfuz), before We bring it into existence. Verily, that is easy for Allah. (Al-Hadid 57:22)


- This means you are supposed to believe in Qadr as a believer.

- There is a hadith similar to this.

Hadith 19 of Imam Nawawi’s 40 hadith
On the authority of Abu Abbas Abdullah bin Abbas (RA) who said: One day I was behind the Prophet (SAW)[riding on the same mount] and he said, "O young man, I shall teach you some words [of advice]: Be mindful of Allah and Allah will protect you. Be mindful of Allah and you will find Him in front of you. If you ask, then ask Allah [alone]; and if you seek help, then seek help from Allah [alone]. And know that if the nation were to gather together to benefit you with anything, they would not benefit you except with what Allah had already prescribed for you. And if they were to gather together to harm you with anything, they would not harm you except with what Allah had already prescribed against you. The pens have been lifted and the pages have dried." [It was related by at-Tirmidhi, who said it was a good and sound hadith] Another narration, other than that of Tirmidhi, reads: Be mindful of Allah, and you will find Him in front of you. Recognise and acknowledge Allah in times of ease and prosperity, and He will remember you in times of adversity. And know that what has passed you by [and you have failed to attain] was not going to befall you, and what has befallen you was not going to pass you by. And know that victory comes with patience, relief with affliction, and hardship with ease.]

- The hadith is saying that everything is already predestined.

Allah (SWT) said in the Qur'an surah Al Baqarah verse 155 to 156

And certainly, We shall test you with something of fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives and fruits, but give glad tidings to As-Sabirin (the patient ones, etc.). Who, when afflicted with calamity, say: "Truly! To Allah we belong and truly, to Him we shall return." (Al-Baqarah 2:155-156)

- Allah (SWT) told you He is going to test you with catastrophes and calamities.

And among mankind is he who worships Allah as it were, upon the very edge (i.e. in doubt); if good befalls him, he is content therewith; but if a trial befalls him, he turns back on his face (i.e. reverts back to disbelief after embracing Islam). He loses both this world and the Hereafter. That is the evident loss. (Al-Hajj 22:11)

- At all times you should say inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un.

- Don't be like the munafiq who apostates when a calamity befalls him.

- Don't be like the man Allah (SWT) spoke about in Surah 22:11.

- Be like the man Allah (SWT) spoke about in Surah Baqarah verses 255 - 256.

- If you didn't buckle under pressure from the first strike of the calamity, you are a sincere believer.

- You were able to have sabr.

- Whenever Allah (SWT) loves a person, He tests them.

- The more Allah (SWT) loves you, the more Allah tests you.

Allah (SWT) said in the Qur'an surah Al Ankabut verse 1 to 3

Alif ­Lam­ Mim. [These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur'an, and none but Allah (Alone) knows their meanings.] Do people think that they will be left alone because they say: "We believe," and will not be tested. And We indeed tested those who were before them. And Allah will certainly make (it) known (the truth of) those who are true, and will certainly make (it) known (the falsehood of) those who are liars, (although Allah knows all that before putting them to test). (Al-'Ankabut 29:1-3)

Anas (RA) reported that the Prophet (SAW) said, “A mighty reward is associated with a large affliction. Indeed, when Allah loves a people, He afflicts them in trial. Thus, he who is pleased, for him is (His) pleasure, and as for him who is angry, for him is displeasure.” [Sunan Tirmidhi (4/601) No. 2396, Sunan Ibn Majah (5/159) No. 4031]

Mus’ab ibn Sa’d reported on the authority of his father that he asked, “O Messenger of Allah, which people will face trials most?” He said, “The Prophets, then the likes, then the likes. A man is tried according to his religion. If he is firm on his religion then the trial is severe and if he is soft in observing his religions then he is tried according to his religion. Then, the trial does not remove from the Slave till he walks over earth having no sin on him.” [Sunan Tirmidhi (4/601) No. 2398, Sunan Ibn Majah (5/152) No. 4023, Musnad Ahmad (1/185) No. 1607]

- The more Allah (SWT) loves you, the bigger the test.

- The dua of a believer is so powerful, it can change Qadr.

"Nothing could change the Qadar except Du`a’." (Musnad Ahmad, Vol. 5, Hadith no. 277; Sunan At-Tirmidhi, Vol. 3, Hadith no. 139)

- When you look after your parents, your life is long.

- Whenever you sin, you suffer poverty.

Allah (SWT) said in the Qur'an surah Ra'd verse 39

Allah blots out what He wills and confirms (what He wills). And with Him is the Mother of the Book (Al-Lauh Al-Mahfuz) (Ra'd 13:39)

- Do not underestimate the power of your dua because your dua changes Qadr.

- Dua is the weapon of the believer.

- Your dua is your weapon.

- Allah (SWT) will always answer the dua of three people: the father for the child, the traveller and the man who is oppressed.


AYAH 23


لِّكَيْلَا تَأْسَوْا عَلَىٰ مَا فَاتَكُمْ وَلَا تَفْرَحُوا بِمَا آتَاكُمْ ۗ وَاللَّـهُ لَا يُحِبُّ كُلَّ مُخْتَالٍ فَخُورٍ ﴿٢٣﴾

In order that you may not be sad over matters that you fail to get, nor rejoice because of that which has been given to you. And Allah likes not prideful boasters. (Al-Hadid 57:23)


- When you see this ayah, a hadith comes to the mind of all of you.

The Holy Messenger (saw) said: “Let the slave of Dinar and the Dirham, of Qatifah and Khamisa (i.e. money and luxurious clothes) perish (in his misery) because he is pleased if these things are given to him and if not he becomes miserable and frustrated”. [Sahih Bukhari VOL: 4 book 52 Hadith 137]

- The worshippers of dinar and dirham are the ones suffering mental depression.

- They are the misfits of the society.

- These people are living in darul harb and they see people with designer clothing, pretty girls and cars.

- They can't have this so they end up with mental depression.

- They are poor with no taqwa.

- Allah (SWT) didn't bless him with deen or dunya.

- His situation is pitiful, appalling and pathetic.

- So let him perish in his misery.

As for man, when his Lord tries him by giving him honour and gifts, then he says (puffed up) : "My Lord has honoured me." But when He tries him, by straitening his means of life, he says: "My Lord has humiliated me!" (Al-Fajr 89:15-16)

- He says, “My Lord has disgraced me” because your wealth is your honour.

- That's why he made that statement.

- He accused Allah (SWT) of taking away his honour by making him bankrupt in life.

In order that you may not be sad over matters that you fail to get, nor rejoice because of that which has been given to you. And Allah likes not prideful boasters. (Al-Hadid 57:23)

- Ayah 23 of Surah Hadeed is similar to Surah 31:18.

"And turn not your face away from men with pride, nor walk in insolence through the earth. Verily, Allah likes not each arrogant boaster. (Luqman 31:18)

It Is narrated on the authority of Abdullah b. Mas'ud that the Apostle of Allah (SAW), observed: He who has in his heart the weight of a mustard seed of pride shall not enter Paradise. A person (amongst his hearers) said: Verily a person loves that his dress should be fine, and his shoes should be fine. He (the Holy Prophet) remarked: Verily, Allah is Graceful and He loves Grace. Pride is disdaining the truth (out of self-conceit) and contempt for the people. [Sahih Muslim (1/93) No. 91]

- Why do people wear expensive designer clothing?

- Doing so is called snobbery.

- If you wear shoes worth $5000, you can be killed for it.

- You can be killed for a Rolex watch.

- You can have your hand cut off for it.

- All these expensive designer clothes and jewellery is to uphold the first class, second class and third class system.


AYAH 24


الَّذِينَ يَبْخَلُونَ وَيَأْمُرُونَ النَّاسَ بِالْبُخْلِ ۗ وَمَن يَتَوَلَّ فَإِنَّ اللَّـهَ هُوَ الْغَنِيُّ الْحَمِيدُ ﴿٢٤﴾

Those who are misers and enjoin upon people miserliness (Allah is not in need of their charity). And whosoever turns away (from Faith Allah's Monotheism), then Allah is Rich (Free of all wants), Worthy of all praise. (Al-Hadid 57:24)


- If you have wealth and you share it, you will enjoy it.

- But you can't give away all your wealth.

- You are only allowed to give away one third because you have children who are supposed to inherit your wealth.

- By giving all your wealth away, you oppress your children.

- One day Abu Bakr (RA) was feeding poor people.

- Abu Jahl asked why he is feeding the poor because if it was Qadr Allah (SWT), they would have found food themselves.

- Abu Bakr (RA) said some people have been given wealth to give to the poor.

-Allah (SWT) said in the Qur'an, surah Ya Sin verse 47

And when it is said to them: "Spend of that with which Allah has provided you," those who disbelieve say to those who believe: "Shall we feed those whom, if Allah willed, He (Himself) would have fed? You are only in a plain error." (Ya-Sin 36:47)

- Abu Jahl said he's never going to become Muslim because then he would have to spend his wealth on the poor.

- Abu Jahl used Qadr to justify his stinginess.

- Allah (SWT) revealed Surah 36:47.

- Signs of a munafiq: no zakah, no sadaqah, no salah.

Allah (SWT) said in the Qur'an surah At Tawbah verse 54

And nothing prevents their contributions from being accepted from them except that they disbelieved in Allah and in His Messenger (Muhammad SAW); and that they came not to As-Salat (the prayer) except in a lazy state; and that they offer not contributions but unwillingly. (At-Tawbah 9:54)

- When they spend, they hate it.

- If they have to give away 10 US dollars when they go to the masjid, they hate it.


AYAH 25


لَقَدْ أَرْسَلْنَا رُسُلَنَا بِالْبَيِّنَاتِ وَأَنزَلْنَا مَعَهُمُ الْكِتَابَ وَالْمِيزَانَ لِيَقُومَ النَّاسُ بِالْقِسْطِ ۖ وَأَنزَلْنَا الْحَدِيدَ فِيهِ بَأْسٌ شَدِيدٌ وَمَنَافِعُ لِلنَّاسِ وَلِيَعْلَمَ اللَّـهُ مَن يَنصُرُهُ وَرُسُلَهُ بِالْغَيْبِ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّـهَ قَوِيٌّ عَزِيزٌ ﴿٢٥﴾

We have already sent Our messengers with clear evidences and sent down with them the Scripture and the balance that the people may maintain [their affairs] in justice. And We sent down iron, wherein is great military might and benefits for the people, and so that Allah may make evident those who support Him and His messengers unseen. Indeed, Allah is Powerful and Exalted in Might. (Al-Hadid 57:25)  Sahih International


- This ayah is a scientific ayah because Allah (SWT) said He sent down the iron.

- The scientists discovered the iron we have on earth has come from the heaven, from meteoroids.

- Iron was sent down as a test for mankind.

- It is to test which of you will use the iron, which is military might, to see who will use it to fight for the deen and who will use it to fight against the deen.

- We have heard that ISIS took over Mosul.

- Mosul is Northern Iraq and Prophet Yunus (AS) was born there.

- Prophet Yunus (AS) is from Ninevah.

- ISIS taking over Mosul reminds us of Khaibar.

- The conquest of Khaibar was a turning point in history because the Muslims were poor.

Narrated By 'Aisha: When Khaibar was conquered, we said, "Now we will eat our fill of dates!" [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 5, Book 59, Hadith #547]

- The fall of Mosul is history's turning point.

- The mujahedeen of ISIS are now sitting on 25 billion barrels of oil.

- It is like the conquest of khaibar.

- It is called history repeating itself.

- They have more wealth than they could have ever imagined to spread Islam.

- Now they are heading for Kirkuk for more oil wells there.

- Oil wells after oil wells are falling to the mujahideen.

- Iraq is being spiritually cleansed of Shiites who are the Zoroastrians of the ummah.

- So how is this relevant to the tafseer?

- It is relevant because Allah (SWT) said He sent down the iron as a test to see who is going to use the iron to fight for the deen and who is going to use the iron to fight against the deen.

- ISIS passed the test.

- Some of you who say Abu Muhammad al Maqdisi said ISIS are khawaarij.

- Firstly, how do you know he said that?

- Abu Muhammad al Maqdisi said himself not to follow the fatwas of a scholar who is locked up.

- Secondly, a scholar in prison is away from fiqh ul waqi.

- Thirdly, maybe a scholar was tortured to pass erroneous fatwas.

- The establishment of the Islamic state by ISIS fulfils a prophecy of Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam).

Al-Nu’man b. Bashir, who said: “We were sitting in the masjid of the Messenger of Allah (SAW), and Bashir was a man who did not speak much, so Abu Tha’labah Al-Khashnee came and said: ‘Oh, Bashir bin Sa’ad, have you memorized the words of the Messenger of Allah (SAW) regarding the rulers?’ Huthayfah replied, ‘I have memorized his words’. So Abu Tha’labah sat down and Huthayfah said, ‘The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "There shall be Prophethood (nubuwwa) among you for as long as Allah wishes it to be among you. Then it shall be lifted up when Allah wishes to lift it up. Then there shall be successorship (khilâfa) on the pattern (minhâj) of Prophetship for as long as Allah wishes it to be. Then it shall be lifted up when Allah wishes to lift it up. Then there shall be a trying kingship (mulkan 'âddan) for as long as Allah wishes it to be. Then it shall be lifted up when Allah wishes to lift it up. Then there shall be a tyrannical kingship (mulkan jabriyyatan) for as long as Allah wishes it to be. Then it shall be lifted up when Allah wishes to lift it up. Then there shall be successorship on the pattern of Prophetship." [Musnad Ahmad (4/273) No. 18430 with a sound chain and as indicated by al-Haythami in 'Majma al-Zawaid' (5/341) No. 8960]

- The establishment of the Islamic State fulfils this prophecy.

Jabir b. Samurah (raa) narrated that the Messenger (saw) said ‘The Islamic Deen will continue until the Hour has been established, or you have been ruled by twelve Khulafaa, all of them being from the Quraish’ [Sahih Muslim]... Qadi ‘Iyad said: ‘…it has been mentioned in the latter hadith ‘The Khilafah after me will be for thirty years, then there will be a hereditary rule’ this contradicts the hadith regarding the twelve Khaleefah for in the thirty years there were only the Khulafaa Rashidun and months in which the bay’ah was given to al-Hasan b. al-Ali. The answer to this is: What is meant by ‘the Khilafah will be for thirty years’ is the Khilafah of the Nubuwwah (Prophethood)…’ [As quoted by an-Nawawi in his Sharh Sahih Muslim, 1821]

- ISIS passed the test because they used the iron that Allah (SWT) sent down to fight for the deen and not against it.

We have already sent Our messengers with clear evidences and sent down with them the Scripture and the balance that the people may maintain [their affairs] in justice. And We sent down iron, wherein is great military might and benefits for the people, and so that Allah may make evident those who support Him and His messengers unseen. Indeed, Allah is Powerful and Exalted in Might. (Al-Hadid 57:25)  Sahih International

- Allah (SWT) has pronounced the Muslims as the balanced nation.

Thus We have made you [true Muslims - real believers of Islamic Monotheism, true followers of Prophet Muhammad and his Sunnah (legal ways)], a Wasat (just) (and the best) nation, that you be witnesses over mankind and the Messenger (Muhammad) be a witness over you. (Al-Baqarah 2:143)

- You are in the middle between the Jews and the Christians; you don't hate Jesus (AS) nor do you worship him.

- You are in the middle between the spiritualist and the materialist.

- One spends all his time in the masjid and the other in his shop.

- You are in the middle between the priest and the gigolo.

- One abstains from women and the other indulges in zina.

- There is a verse in the Qur'an which penetrated the heart of Harvard University.

- They hung it up in their law school.

- The verse is Surah An-Nisa verse 135.

O you who believe! Stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even though it be against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, be he rich or poor, Allah is a Better Protector to both (than you). So follow not the lusts (of your hearts), lest you may avoid justice, and if you distort your witness or refuse to give it, verily, Allah is Ever Well ­Acquainted with what you do. (An-Nisa 4:135)

- You are not allowed to distort your witness.

- If you lie under oath in the courthouse in darul harb to send the wrong person to prison, they will lock you up in prison for conspiring to pervert the course of justice.

- In every kaafir country, they have this in their law book.

- As a Muslim, do not allow your hatred for a people to make you oppress them.


AYAH 26


وَلَقَدْ أَرْسَلْنَا نُوحًا وَإِبْرَاهِيمَ وَجَعَلْنَا فِي ذُرِّيَّتِهِمَا النُّبُوَّةَ وَالْكِتَابَ ۖ فَمِنْهُم مُّهْتَدٍ ۖ وَكَثِيرٌ مِّنْهُمْ فَاسِقُونَ ﴿٢٦﴾

And indeed, We sent Nuh (Noah) and Ibrahim (Abraham), and placed in their offspring Prophethood and Scripture, and among them there is he who is guided, but many of them are Fasiqun (rebellious, disobedient to Allah). (Al-Hadid 57:26)


- Being just is the closest thing to taqwa.

- The coming of Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) is because of a dua made by Abraham (AS).

"Our Lord! Send amongst them a Messenger of their own (and indeed Allah answered their invocation by sending Muhammad Peace be upon him ), who shall recite unto them Your Verses and instruct them in the Book (this Qur'an) and Al-Hikmah (full knowledge of the Islamic laws and jurisprudence or wisdom or Prophethood, etc.), and sanctify them. Verily! You are the All-Mighty, the All-Wise." (Al-Baqarah 2:129)

- Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) is from the lineage of Abraham (AS) through Ismail.

- Allah (SWT) said that some of the lineage of Abraham (AS) will be good and some will be evil, even though the lineage of Abraham is the best lineage.

- The Jews are from the lineage of Abraham and so are the Arabs.

- Even though they are from the same lineage, the Arabs are good and the Jews are evil.

- When Ismail built the Kaaba with Abraham, Abraham made a dua to bless the lineage of Ismail.

-Allah (SWT) said in the Qur'an surah Al Baqarah verse 128

"Our Lord! And make us submissive unto You and of our offspring a nation submissive unto You, and show us our Manasik (all the ceremonies of pilgrimage - Hajj and 'Umrah, etc.), and accept our repentance. Truly, You are the One Who accepts repentance, the Most Merciful. (Al-Baqarah 2:128)

- This is why the Arabs are good but the Jews are evil.

- Abraham (AS) begged Allah (SWT) to bless the bloodline of Ismail (AS), not Ishaaq (AS).

- Allah (SWT) will always answer the dua of a father for his son.

Abu Hurayrah (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger said, "Three prayers are surely answered: the supplication of the oppressed, the supplication of the traveller, and the supplication of the father for his son." [Sunan Tirmidhi (5/502) No. 3448, Sunan Ibn Majah (5/30) No. 3862, Musnad Ahmad (2/258) No. 7501, Sunan Abu Dawud (2/89) No. 1536]

- The Jews make it their career to kill prophets.

Allah (SWT) said in the Qur'an surah Al Baqarah verse 87

Is it that whenever there came to you a Messenger with what you yourselves desired not, you grew arrogant? Some, you disbelieved and some, you killed. (Al-Baqarah 2:87)

- The worst man on Judgement day is a man who killed a prophet or a man who was killed by a prophet.

- And the Jews make it their career to kill prophets.

Ibn Abbas (RA) narrated the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "Verily the most painful punishment on the Day of Judgment are those who kill the prophets or people murdered by the prophet or kill one of his parents, and making statues and knowledgeable people who do not benefit from his knowledge." [related by Bayhaqi in 'Shu'ab al-Iman' (10/288) No. 7504]

- The sahabas said they will never speak to Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) the way the Jews spoke to Musa (AS).

- This is because the Arabs are better than the Jews.

Miqdad ibn Amr said to the Holy Prophet: “O Messenger of Allah command us with what Allah has ordained because you have our full support wholeheartedly. By Allah we will never say to you what Bani Israel said to Musa (i.e. you and your lord go and fight while we site and relax). But instead we say to you; you and your Lord go and fight and we shall be with you fighting for the cause of Allah. For by the one who has sent you with the truth if you march towards the highest mountains we shall march with you until we all reach it”. (Seerah an-Nabawiyya by Ibn Hisham Vol 1. Pg.614 & Musnad Ahmad Vol.1 pg.390)

- They said this before the battle of badr.

- The above mentioned hadith proves the superiority of the Arab race over the Jewish race.

- Because they didn't say to the Prophet what the Jews said to Musa (AS).


AYAH 27


ثُمَّ قَفَّيْنَا عَلَىٰ آثَارِهِم بِرُسُلِنَا وَقَفَّيْنَا بِعِيسَى ابْنِ مَرْيَمَ وَآتَيْنَاهُ الْإِنجِيلَ وَجَعَلْنَا فِي قُلُوبِ الَّذِينَ اتَّبَعُوهُ رَأْفَةً وَرَحْمَةً وَرَهْبَانِيَّةً ابْتَدَعُوهَا مَا كَتَبْنَاهَا عَلَيْهِمْ إِلَّا ابْتِغَاءَ رِضْوَانِ اللَّـهِ فَمَا رَعَوْهَا حَقَّ رِعَايَتِهَا ۖ فَآتَيْنَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مِنْهُمْ أَجْرَهُمْ ۖ وَكَثِيرٌ مِّنْهُمْ فَاسِقُونَ ﴿٢٧﴾

Then, We sent after them, Our Messengers, and We sent 'Iesa (Jesus) ­ son of Maryam (Mary), and gave him the Injeel (Gospel). And We ordained in the hearts of those who followed him, compassion and mercy. But the Monasticism which they invented for themselves, We did not prescribe for them, but (they sought it) only to please Allah therewith, but that they did not observe it with the right observance. So We gave those among them who believed, their (due) reward, but many of them are Fasiqun (rebellious, disobedient to Allah). (Al-Hadid 57:27)


- Allah (SWT) said the people who follow Jesus (AS) have compassion in their hearts.

- It is because of this reason, the Prophet said to his companions to make hijra to Ethiopia because there is a king and in his kingdom nobody is oppressed.

- You will say, “Why it is the Serbs killed a million Bosnians?”

- “And why did the crusaders kill a million in Jerusalem,” the blood ran knee high to the horses and they ate the Muslims after.

- The answer is that they were fake Christians.

- They were the knight's Templars.

- They worship the devil not Allah (SWT).

- Today they have changed their name from the knights Templars to the freemasons.

- That is their new name today.

Then, We sent after them, Our Messengers, and We sent 'Iesa (Jesus) ­ son of Maryam (Mary), and gave him the Injeel (Gospel). And We ordained in the hearts of those who followed him, compassion and mercy. But the Monasticism which they invented for themselves, We did not prescribe for them, but (they sought it) only to please Allah therewith, but that they did not observe it with the right observance. So We gave those among them who believed, their (due) reward, but many of them are Fasiqun (rebellious, disobedient to Allah). (Al-Hadid 57:27)

- Allah (SWT) told us those who will love the Muslims most will be Christians.

- Those who hate the Muslims most will be Jews and pagans like Buddhists and Hindus.

- This is why a massacre is taking place against the Muslims in Burma by Buddhists as we speak

- Allah (SWT) said the monasticism which the nuns and the priests practise is a bid'ah.

- Allah (SWT) said in the ayah that he didn't tell anyone to practices monasticism.

- To avoid marriage is an aberration and a type of perversion.

- Those who avoid marriage dabble in homosexuality, paedophilia and fornication with the nuns.

- A group of male prostitutes in Italy said they were going to come forward and reveal the names of all the priests who slept with them.

- Pope Benedict viii quickly resigned.

- The male prostitutes changed their mind.

- When people practise extremism, the consequences are always devastating.

- Monasticism is extremism and marriage is the natural way.


AYAH 28


يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّـهَ وَآمِنُوا بِرَسُولِهِ يُؤْتِكُمْ كِفْلَيْنِ مِن رَّحْمَتِهِ وَيَجْعَل لَّكُمْ نُورًا تَمْشُونَ بِهِ وَيَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ ۚ وَاللَّـهُ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ ﴿٢٨﴾

O you who believe [in Musa (Moses) (i.e. Jews) and 'Iesa (Jesus) (i.e. Christians)]! Fear Allah, and believe too in His Messenger (Muhammad SAW), He will give you a double portion of His Mercy, and He will give you a light by which you shall walk (straight), and He will forgive you. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Al-Hadid 57:28)


- In the above mentioned ayah, Allah (SWT) promised the Jews and the Christians that if they believe in Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam), he will double the reward for them.

- Because they get the reward of believing in their prophet and then Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam).

- Every revert (ex Jew or Christian) shall get a double reward


AYAH 29


لِّئَلَّا يَعْلَمَ أَهْلُ الْكِتَابِ أَلَّا يَقْدِرُونَ عَلَىٰ شَيْءٍ مِّن فَضْلِ اللَّـهِ ۙ وَأَنَّ الْفَضْلَ بِيَدِ اللَّـهِ يُؤْتِيهِ مَن يَشَاءُ ۚ وَاللَّـهُ ذُو الْفَضْلِ الْعَظِيمِ ﴿٢٩﴾

So that the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) may know that they have no power whatsoever over the Grace of Allah, and that (His) Grace is (entirely) in His Hand to bestow it on whomsoever He wills. And Allah is the Owner of Great Bounty. (Al-Hadid 57:29)


- In the above mentioned ayah, Allah (SWT) is reminding the Jews and Christians that barakah (blessing) is in the Hands of Allah (SWT).

- Therefore they should not fear poverty and reject Islam.

- People fear being disinherited if they accept Islam.

- Barakah is in the Hands of Allah (SWT).

- Allah (SWT) said in the Qur'an surah Al Baiyinah verse 6

Verily, those who disbelieve (in the religion of Islam, the Qur'an and Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him)) from among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) and Al-Mushrikun will abide in the Fire of Hell. They are the worst of creatures. (Al-Baiyinah 98:6)

- Then Allah (SWT) warned them that if they reject Islam, because they know it is the truth they will end up as the worst of created creatures.

- They know it's the truth because it is your natural instinct to accept monotheism over polytheism.

- Allah (SWT) said in the Qur'an surah Ar Rum verse 30

So set you (O Muhammad SAW) your face towards the religion of pure Islamic Monotheism Hanifa (worship none but Allah Alone) Allah's Fitrah (i.e. Allah's Islamic Monotheism), with which He has created mankind. No change let there be in Khalq­illah (i.e. the Religion of Allah Islamic Monotheism), that is the straight religion, but most of men know not. [Tafsir At­Tabari, Vol 21, Page 41] (Ar-Rum 30:30)

- Your common sense tells you that Jesus (AS) cannot be God because God wasn't born from the womb of a woman.


Prophet Muhammad (saw) said: “No child is born except according to his true and upright nature (Islam). It is his parents who make him a Jew or a Christian or a Magian (pagan)” (Sahih Muslim (English translation) Vol. 4 pg.1398)