Monday, June 30, 2014

Tafsir Surah Anfal (6): Horses Are Used for Three Purposes

25 June 2014

Noted typed by BilalAbdullah
Edited by At38

Bismillah ...



And if you could see when the angels take away the souls of those who disbelieve (at death), they smite their faces and their backs, (saying) : "Taste the punishment of the blazing Fire." (Al-Anfal 8:50) 

When an angel takes the soul of a believer, it’s done with ease
-such ease, it is like water pouring from the skin bag
-and the angel of death passes the soul over to other angels who are standing there 
-these angels wrap it up with a sweet smelling cloth and take it to the heavens

However the kafir is not fortunate, 
-his soul is pulled out from his body viciously, 
-it’s like the cat that plays with the cushion, 
-you can see the thread of the cushion protruding,
-or another analogy is pulling a thorny stick from a wet ball of wool 
-this is how the soul of a Kafir is pulled from his body 
-the angel of death passes the soul to be wrapped up in a cloth,
-and the cloth has a very foul smell coming from it
Upon the authority of al-Bara’ ibn `Aazib who said Then the Messenger of Allah (saw) sat down and we sat around him....Then the Messenger of Allah (saw) sat down and we sat around him....When the believer is about to depart from this world and go forward into the Next World, angels with faces as bright as the sun descend from the heavens and sit around him in throngs stretching as far as the eye can see. Then the Angel of Death comes and sits at his head and says, “Good soul, come out to forgiveness and pleasure from Allah!” Then his soul emerges like a drop of water flows from a water-skin and the angel takes hold of it. When he has grasped it, the other angels do not leave it in his hand even for the twinkling of an eye. They take it and place it in a perfumed shroud and a fragrance issues from it like the sweetest scent of musk found on the face on the earth.[insert takreej]
By those (angels) who pull out (the souls of the disbelievers and the wicked) with great violence; (An-Nazi'at 79:1) 

By those (angels) who gently take out (the souls of the believers); (An-Nazi'at 79:2) 

And if you could but see when the Zalimun (polytheists and wrongdoers, etc.) are in the agonies of death, while the angels are stretching forth their hands (saying) : "Deliver your souls! This day you shall be recompensed with the torment of degradation because of what you used to utter against Allah other than the truth. And you used to reject His Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) with disrespect!" (Al-An'am 6:93) 

In Surah 6:93 Allah SWT told you why the angels viciously take the souls of the Kuffar,
- and it is because of the Haram things they used to do in the dunya


"This is because of that which your hands had forwarded. And verily, Allah is not unjust to His slaves." (Al-Anfal 8:51) 

In Surah 8:51 too Allah SWT told you why He commanded 
-the angels to take the souls of the kuffar viciously 
-and Allah SWT told you He is not a tyrant nor oppressive in the same ayah
-this ayah is similar to 3:182

And certainly, Allah is never unjust to (His) slaves. (Aali Imran 3:182) 

Then they denied him and they killed it. So their Lord destroyed them because of their sin, and made them equal in destruction (i.e. all grades of people, rich and poor, strong and weak, etc.)! (Ash-Shams 91:14) 

The scholars use this Ayah (91:14) to prove that natural disasters
-are a direct result of our sins

Narrated Ibn Namir from Abdullah from Naafi‘ from Safiyyah who said: The earth shook at the time of ‘Umar, and he addressed the people and said: “If it happens again, I shall definitely abandon you and leave.” [Ibn Abi Shaybah in al-Musannaf (Vol.2, pg.221) No. 8335 and ibn al-Jawzi in Al-Muntazam fi Tarikh al-Muluk wal-Umam (Vol.4, pg.295)] 
-this statement of Umar (r.a) approves that
-tornadoes, hurricane, earthquakes, vulcanic erruptions, 
-and other natural disasters are a direct result of our sins


Similar to the behaviour of the people of Fir'aun (Pharaoh), and of those before them; they rejected the Ayat (proofs, verses, etc.) of Allah, so Allah punished them for their sins. Verily, Allah is All-Strong, Severe in punishment. (Al-Anfal 8:52) 

Allah SWT never punishes the wayward before He sends a messenger to warn them

And We never punish until We have sent a Messenger (to give warning). (Al-Isra 17:15) 

-the people of Salih (a.s) were killed after they killed the she camel of Allah
-all the people that were destroyed in the past,
-were only destroyed after a messenger came to them.

As soon as the kuffar sent their armies to Iraq to kill the Muslims, 
-Hurricane Katrina destroyed them
-"airforce one" is the plane used to transport American presidents,
-the disaster zone was so huge that Bush had to tour the zone with "airforce one"

-the Sunnah of Allah SWT today, is to use the blessed hands of the mujahideen
-to punish the kuffar

-and to humiliate them, and heal the breast (heart) 
-of a people who are hurting (Kashmir, Burma, etc)

Fight against them so that Allah will punish them by your hands and disgrace them and give you victory over them and heal the breasts of a believing people, (At-Tawbah 9:14) 

-when you see what is taking place in Palestine, Kashmir, Burma, Afghanistan, Iraq, 
-Chechnya, your hearts are hurting
It was narrated from Abd-Allaah ibn Masood (RA) that the Prophet (SAW) said: "Whoever starts his day caring about something other than Allaah has nothing to do with Allaah, and whoever does not care about the Muslims is not one of them." [Narrated by al-Haakim in al-Mustadrak (4/356)] 
-so when a Madkhali tells you "fiqh al waqi'" is not important, mention this hadith 


That is so because Allah will never change a grace which He has bestowed on a people until they change what is in their ownselves. And verily, Allah is All-Hearer, All-Knower. (Al-Anfal 8:53) 

-Allah SWT revealed His names and attributes, for you to understand Him
-and shape your character
-when you know Allah SWT is Merciful, you will have mercy on others. 

Ahmad Ibn Hanbal used to sweat before he passed a fatwa
-out of fear of Allah and realising the burden 
-of passing a fatwa for the muslim Ummah
-when you know Allah SWT is All-knowing, 
-you will realize you don’t know everything
-half of knowledge is to say "I don’t know"
-people of today are so quick to pass fatawa

If you are living in a state of felicity, Allah SWT will never exchange it for adversity
-unless you abandon your deen
-when good comes, it comes from Allah SWT, 
-when bad comes it comes from your own doings, you caused on yourself
-some people are on the hospital bed dying of AIDS,
-the three men that made AIDS famous were homosexuals

Whatever of good reaches you, is from Allah, but whatever of evil befalls you, is from yourself. And We have sent you (O Muhammad SAW) as a Messenger to mankind, and Allah is Sufficient as a Witness. (An-Nisa 4:79) 

ISIS is so successful because they obey their Amir, 
-they have one aqeeda and that gives them unity
-unity is strength
-there is another ayah similar to this ayah, 13:11

......Verily! Allah will not change the good condition of a people as long as they do not change their state of goodness themselves (by committing sins and by being ungrateful and disobedient to Allah). (Ra'd 13:11) 

-the Quran resembles the Quran

Obama (LA) doesn’t want to get involve in the situation with ISIS
-because there is no military solution
-there is no "military solition" to the Ummah of Muhammad SAW
-the people want khilafa, you cannot kill them because of that
-and every time they take over a piece of land, the people are happy, 
-because they can sleep with their doors open
-the military experts and politicians say that you can’t call them terrorists, 
-because they formed a government
-and own all oil wells in Syria and Iraq
-terrorists hide but these people formed a government
-and established justice when they take over a piece of land
-they possess 50 billion barrels of oil
-ad dawla al Islamia means the Islamic State, Baqia means it is here to stay


Similar to the behaviour of the people of Fir'aun (Pharaoh), and those before them. They belied the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.), of their Lord, so We destroyed them for their sins, and We drowned the people of Fir'aun (Pharaoh) for they were all Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers, etc.). (Al-Anfal 8:54) 

Allah SWT is reiterating the point that sins cause natural disasters

And when the punishment fell on them they said: "O Musa (Moses)! Invoke your Lord for us because of His Promise to you. If you will remove the punishment from us, we indeed shall believe in you, and we shall let the Children of Israel go with you." (Al-A'raf 7:134) 

But when We removed the punishment from them to a fixed term, which they had to reach, behold! They broke their word! (Al-A'raf 7:135) 

-the Pharaoh broke his promise when the flood was removed

 Then [Musa (Moses)] showed him the great sign (miracles). (An-Nazi'at 79:20) 
 But [Fir'aun (Pharaoh)] belied and disobeyed; (An-Nazi'at 79:21) 
 Then he turned his back, striving hard (against Allah). (An-Nazi'at 79:22) 
 Then he gathered his people and cried aloud, (An-Nazi'at 79:23) 
 Saying: "I am your lord, most high", (An-Nazi'at 79:24) 

-if you were found to be worshiping a god other than the pharaoh in Egypt, 
-you were imprisoned for life
-in his heart he believed, but outwardly he rejected
-because of pride arrogance and haughtiness

And they belied them (those Ayat) wrongfully and arrogantly, though their ownselves were convinced thereof [i.e. those (Ayat) are from Allah, and Musa (Moses) is the Messenger of Allah in truth, but they disliked to obey Musa (Moses), and hated to believe in his Message of Monotheism]. So see what was the end of the Mufsidun (disbelievers, disobedient to Allah, evil-doers, liars.). (An-Naml 27:14) 


Verily, The worst of moving (living) creatures before Allah are those who disbelieve, - so they shall not believe. (Al-Anfal 8:55) 

 Surah 8:55 is similar to Surah 98:6

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) 

 why did Allah SWT dismiss the kuffar as the worst of creatures in the above mentioned?

1. They worship their evil and corrupted desires instead of Allah SWT

Have you seen him who takes his own lust (vain desires) as his ilah (god), and Allah knowing (him as such), left him astray, and 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) 

 2. They prefer the Aql over the Naql
 -they prefer their own understanding, over the holy text
 -the Jews wrote a book called the Talmud, from their own aql, it’s the most racist book
 -they claimed it is better than the Taura which Allah SWT revealed

 3. They reject Muhammad SAW even though they know he is the messenger of Allah SWT

Those to whom We gave the Scripture (Jews and Christians) recognise him (Muhammad or the Ka'bah at Makkah) as they recongise their sons. But verily, a party of them conceal the truth while they know it - [i.e. the qualities of Muhammad which are written in the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)]. (Al-Baqarah 2:146) 

-they reject Muhammad SAW in the name of racism (asibiyah)
-asabiya means racism, tribalism, nationalism, and regionalism
-regionalism means for example, "if i am from Washington DC, 
-I will prefer someone also from Washington, over a man from Texas"
 -this is another disease of the heart
-aristocracy means 'the more money you have the better you are'
-pigmentocracy , for example 'dark are inferior, light are superior"

 4. Every decision they make is for sake of their bellies and private parts
- and because of that they are beneath the level of the cattle

Or do you think that most of them hear or understand? They are only like cattle; nay, they are even farther astray from the Path. (i.e. even worst than cattle). (Al-Furqan 25:44) 

 5. Everything that is haram they make it halal 

Fight against those who (1) believe not in Allah, (2) nor in the Last Day, (3) nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger (4) and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islam) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah[] with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued. (At-Tawbah 9:29) 

-in France, a man can date (have sex) his daughter
-in some countries you can legally marry your horse or your dog

-in the UK they have same sex marriage
-in USA there are thousands of gay churches
-in 1966, they opened the church of satan


They are those with whom you made a covenant, but they break their covenant every time and they do not fear Allah. (Al-Anfal 8:56) 

-Makka was conquered after the pagans of Makka broke the treaty of Hudaibiyah , 
-the reason is because their hearts were deviod of Taqwa

Is it not (the case) that every time they make a covenant, some party among them throw it aside? Nay! the truth is most of them believe not. (Al-Baqarah 2:100) 

But if they violate their oaths after their covenant, and attack your religion with disapproval and criticism then fight (you) the leaders of disbelief (chiefs of Quraish - pagans of Makkah) - for surely their oaths are nothing to them - so that they may stop (evil actions). (At-Tawbah 9:12) 

-you are commanded to punish the kuffar when they break their treaty
-in the above mentioned Ayah


So if you gain the mastery over them in war, punish them severely in order to disperse those who are behind them, so that they may learn a lesson. (Al-Anfal 8:57) 

O Prophet (Muhammad SAW)! Strive hard against the disbelievers and the hypocrites, and be harsh against them, their abode is Hell, - and worst indeed is that destination. (At-Tawbah 9:73) 

 Allah SWT told you to be harsh with the Kuffar in order to make an example out of them
 -so those with similar intentions to fight you will run away


If you (O Muhammad SAW) fear treachery from any people throw back (their covenant) to them (so as to be) on equal terms (that there will be no more covenant between you and them). Certainly Allah likes not the treacherous. (Al-Anfal 8:58) 

If you don’t trust the people you make the covenant with, 
-abort it and render it null and void


And let not those who disbelieve think that they can outstrip (escape from the punishment). Verily, they will never be able to save themselves (from Allah's Punishment). (Al-Anfal 8:59) 

A US president (Reagan) said "you can run but you can’t hide"
-that means this person has a god-complex
-only Allah SWT can say that
-Allah SWT is All-seeing, All knowing, All wise
-where ever you are hiding, death will overtake you
-even though you are in fortified and fortresses

"Wheresoever you may be, death will overtake you even if you are in fortresses built up strong and high!" (An-Nisa 4:78) 


And make ready against them all you can of power, including steeds of war (tanks, planes, missiles, artillery, etc.) to threaten the enemy of Allah and your enemy, and others besides whom, you may not know but whom Allah does know. And whatever you shall spend in the Cause of Allah shall be repaid unto you, and you shall not be treated unjustly. (Al-Anfal 8:60) 

And prepare against them whatever you are able of power and of steeds of war by which you may terrify the enemy of Allah and your enemy and others besides them whom you do not know [but] whom Allah knows. And whatever you spend in the cause of Allah will be fully repaid to you, and you will not be wronged. (Al-Anfal 8:60) Sahih international 

Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies, of Allah and your enemies, and others besides, whom ye may not know, but whom Allah doth know. Whatever ye shall spend in the cause of Allah, shall be repaid unto you, and ye shall not be treated unjustly. (Al-Anfal 8:60) Yusuf Ali 

Turhiboona = to strike terror into the hearts of the enemy
-it does not mean "to threaten"
-it means to strike terror into the heart of the enemy

Imam Shafi'i (rh) said: "Every Muslim is obligated to learn the Arabic tongue to the utmost of his power in order [to be able] to profess through it that "There is no Ilah but Allah and Muhammad is His Messenger" and to utter what is mandated upon him, the takbir, and what is commanded, the tasbih, and the tashahhud and others." [al-Risala al-Shafi'i (pg. 47)]
Ibn Taymiyyah said: "Moreover, the Arabic language itself is part of Islam, and knowing Arabic is an obligatory duty. If it is a duty to understand the Qur’an and Sunnah, and they cannot be understood without knowing Arabic, then the means that is needed to fulfil the duty is also obligatory.” [Iqtida' as-Sirat al-Mustaqeem (1/527)]
Ibn Taymiyya said to learn Arabic is Fard, (not only Sunnah)
 By the (steeds) that run, with panting (breath), (Al-'Adiyat 100:1) 
 Striking sparks of fire (by their hooves), (Al-'Adiyat 100:2) 
 And scouring to the raid at dawn (Al-'Adiyat 100:3) 
 And raise the dust in clouds the while, (Al-'Adiyat 100:4) 
 Penetrating forthwith as one into the midst (of the foe); (Al-'Adiyat 100:5) 
Verily! Man (disbeliever) is ungrateful to his Lord; (Al-'Adiyat 100:6) 
And to that fact he bears witness (by his deeds); (Al-'Adiyat 100:7) 
 And verily, he is violent in the love of wealth. (Al-'Adiyat 100:8)

 A man insured his wife for a million dollars and paid a hitman to kill her
-to collect the insurance money
-in the love of wealth man is violent, atrocious and scrupulous
Ibn 'Umar (RA) reported: The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, "Good will remain (as a permanent quality) in the foreheads of horses (for Jihad) till the Day of Resurrection." [al-Bukhari (2849) and Muslim (1871)]
horses are kept for three purposes

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said, "Horses are kept for one of three purposes; for some people they are a source of reward, for some others they are a means of shelter and for some others they are a source of sins. The one for whom they are a source of reward, is he who keeps a horse for Allah's Cause (i.e. Jihad) tying it with a long tether on a meadow or in a garden with the result that whatever it eats from the area of the meadow or the garden where it is tied will be counted as good deeds for his benefit, and if it should break its rope and jump over one or two hillocks then all its dung and its foot marks will be written as good deeds for him; and if it passes by a river and drinks water from it even though he had no intention of watering it, even then he will get the reward for its drinking. As for the man for whom horses are a source of sins, he is the one who keeps a horse for the sake of pride and pretense and showing enmity for Muslims: such a horse will be a source of sins for him. Maliks muwatta Volume 4, Book 52, Number 112

Omens are in three things, horses, houses, and spouses 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: I heard the Prophet saying. "evil omen is in three things: The horse, the woman and the house." (Bukhari Book #52, Hadith #110) 
Ibn Abbas narrated the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "The most favoured horses are the sorrel." [Sunan Abu Dawud (3/22) No. 2545 and Musnad Ahmad (1/272) No. 2454]
And prepare against them whatever you are able of power and of steeds of war by which you may terrify the enemy of Allah and your enemy and others besides them whom you do not know [but] whom Allah knows. And whatever you spend in the cause of Allah will be fully repaid to you, and you will not be wronged. (Al-Anfal 8:60) Sahih international 

In the above mentioned ayah, Allah SWT commanded us to strike terror
-in the hearts of the infidels
-8,000 mujahideen chased away 30,000 Iraqi soldiers
-the Kuffar are asking, how can they run away 
-when they were trained by the American army?
-nobody can stand up to the Mujahideen, 
-where the Iraqi soldiers fought for the paycheck
-the Mujahideen fight for sake of Allah SWT
-how can you defeat an army, 
-where they see into the barrel of your gun; they see paradise, 
-it’s not possible!
-they run away because the plot of shaitan is weak

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) 

-if you were to ask the question, why America and the Shiites want to link up
-the answer is in 8:73

And those who disbelieve are allies to one another, (and) if you (Muslims of the whole world collectively) do not do so (i.e. become allies, as one united block with one Khalifah - chief Muslim ruler for the whole Muslim world to make victorious Allah's Religion of Islamic Monotheism), there will be Fitnah (wars, battles, polytheism, etc.) and oppression on earth, and a great mischief and corruption (appearance of polytheism). (Al-Anfal 8:73) 

Ibn Hazm — "Shia are not even Muslims", when Christians debating him brought a Shia book as reference.See al-Millal wa al-Nahl الفصل في الملل والنحل 2/213
-some kuffar came to debate with ibn Hazim and they brought Shiite book to debate
-he dismissed the book and the Shiites, as they are not even muslims

Ibn Hazm Stated in Al-Muhalla (11/138): "What is correct is that His statement, the Most High, "And if any amongst you takes them as Auliya', then surely he is one of them." (The Quran 5:51), should be understood on the basis of its apparent meaning. The person being referred to is a disbeliever from the generality of disbelievers, and no two Muslims disagree regarding this." 

O you who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians as Auliya' (friends, protectors, helpers, etc.), they are but Auliya' to one another. And if any amongst you takes them as Auliya', then surely he is one of them. Verily, Allah guides not those people who are the Zalimun (polytheists and wrongdoers and unjust). (Al-Ma'idah 5:51) 

Ibn Hazm (rh) states that: “Whoever joins the ‘land of war’ and disbelief, of his own free will and in defiance of whoever amongst the Muslims calls him to his side, is by virtue of this act an apostate, by all the laws of apostasy, in Islam. Whoever is able to kill him must do so. His property is unprotected, his marriage null and void, all his rights are swept away. [Ibn Hazm, al-Muhalla’: (13/139-140)]
And prepare against them whatever you are able of power and of steeds of war by which you may terrify the enemy of Allah and your enemy and others besides them whom you do not know [but] whom Allah knows. And whatever you spend in the cause of Allah will be fully repaid to you, and you will not be wronged. (Al-Anfal 8:60) Sahih international 

-there are enemies you don’t know about
-and these are the hypocrites
-and because you don’t know them, angel Gabriel (a.s) 
-came and told the prophet (saw) the names of the hypocrites