Saturday, August 30, 2014

(NOTES & AUDIO) Tafsir Surah Waqia - The Tree of Zaqqum (PART 2)

by Shaikh Abdullah Faisal

28th August 2014 / 4th Dhul Qa’da 1435 AH (Evening)


NOTES typed LIVE by AT19
Edited and Formatted by AT5

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ

AYAH 51-55

ثُمَّ إِنَّكُمْ أَيُّهَا الضَّالُّونَ الْمُكَذِّبُونَ (51) لَآكِلُونَ مِنْ شَجَرٍ مِنْ زَقُّومٍ (52) فَمَالِئُونَ مِنْهَا الْبُطُونَ (53) فَشَارِبُونَ عَلَيْهِ مِنَ الْحَمِيمِ (54) فَشَارِبُونَ شُرْبَ الْهِيمِ (55)
Then indeed you, O those astray [who are] deniers, (51) Will be eating from trees of zaqqum (52) And filling with it your bellies (53) And drinking on top of it from scalding water (54) And will drink as the drinking of thirsty camels. (Al-Waqi’ah 56:51-55)

- for the Christians to claim: ‘we know when judgement day is’, shows how evil they are
- because even Jesus himself said no one knows when is judgement day except Allah

But of that day and hour knoweth no [man], no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. (Matthew 24:36) King James Version

Ibn 'Abbas (RA) said, "This means they will be given boiling Hamim to drink after they have eaten from Zaqqum." [Tafseer at-Tabari (21/55) and Tafseer Ibn Katheer (7/20)]

According to another report, he said that this means a mixture made from boiling water. Someone else said that it means boiling water will be mixed with pus and offensive discharges that leak from their private parts and eyes. [Tafseer Ibn Katheer (7/21)]

Ibn Abi Hatim recorded that Sa'id bin Jubayr said, "When the people of Hell get hungry, they will ask for food from the tree of Zaqqum. They will eat from it, then the skin of their faces will fall off, If someone were to pass by, he would recognize them from their faces. Then thirst will be sent upon them, so they will ask to be given something to drink, and they will be given water like boiling oil that has been heated to the ultimate degree. When it is brought near to their mouths, the flesh of their faces from which the skin has fallen off will be baked by its heat, and whatever is in their stomachs will melt. They will walk with their guts falling out and with their skin falling off, then they will be beaten with hooked rods of iron. Then every part of their bodies will burst into loud lamentations. [Tafseer Ibn Abi Hatim (10/3217) No. 18202, Tafseer at-Tabari (18/593) and Tafseer Ibn Katheer (7/21)]

- Hamim = Boiling water
- Zaqqum = bitter fruit
- This is the tafsir of the classical scholars


هَذَا نُزُلُهُمْ يَوْمَ الدِّينِ
That is their accommodation on the Day of Recompense. (Al-Waqi’ah 56:56)

- What a horrible entertainment, for you to be eating from the tree of zaqqum
- for the people who deny the Day of Judgment
- for those who commit shirk
- for those who worship false deities


نَحْنُ خَلَقْنَاكُمْ فَلَوْلَا تُصَدِّقُونَ
We have created you, so why do you not believe? (Al-Waqi’ah 56:57)

This ayah is similar to 31:25

And if you asked them, "Who created the heavens and earth?" they would surely say, "Allah." Say, "[All] praise is [due] to Allah "; but most of them do not know. (Luqman 31:25)

- If you believe that Allah is the creator, than you should believe in tawheed ibada
- I am your Creator, therefore I should be the one that you worship Alone - without any partner

AYAH 58-59

أَفَرَأَيْتُمْ مَا تُمْنُونَ (58) أَأَنْتُمْ تَخْلُقُونَهُ أَمْ نَحْنُ الْخَالِقُونَ (59)
Have you seen that which you emit? (58) Is it you who creates it, or are We the Creator? (Al-Waqi’ah 56:58-59)

- When you discovered IVF treatment, you (the doctor)
- IVF treatment became front-page news all over the world
- But Allah is asking you, do you create the sperm?
- You didn't create anything, don't try to play God
- by the way, IVF treatment is halal; as long as the sperm is from the husband to the wife
- Another question, what about surrogate mother? It is only allowed if it is your co-wife
- Some men don't like IVF treatment because it is embarrassing
- Because they have to masturbate
- Allah is saying that the sperm that you see, you did not create it
- Allah is the one and only Creator (Al-Khaaliq)
- Allah is saying to you, don't play God or become big headed because you did not create the sperm or the ovum that impregnated your wife
- You can't create anything
- The greatest scientist cannot even create a house fly

O people, an example is presented, so listen to it. Indeed, those you invoke besides Allah will never create [as much as] a fly, even if they gathered together for that purpose. And if the fly should steal away from them a [tiny] thing, they could not recover it from him. Weak are the pursuer and pursued. (Al-Hajj 22:73)

- Look what happened to Nimrod
- Allah destroyed him with one mosquito, how humiliating
- The people that are running the USA all have a god complex
- This is why Nimrod and the Pharaoh were humiliated


نَحْنُ قَدَّرْنَا بَيْنَكُمُ الْمَوْتَ وَمَا نَحْنُ بِمَسْبُوقِينَ
We have decreed death among you, and We are not to be outdone (Al-Waqi’ah 56:60)

- This ayah is similar to:

Every soul will taste death,... (Aali Imran 3:185)

Wherever you may be, death will overtake you, even if you should be within towers of lofty construction... (An-Nisa 4:78)

- Anywhere you are hiding out, the angel of death will overtake you

Verily, you (O Muhammad SAW) will die and verily, they (too) will die. (Az-Zumar 39:30)

- Tell that (39:30) to a berailvi from Pakistan or India, Turkey
- They say Muhammad (SAW) did not die
- They don't believe Muhammad is dead because they are a Goofy Sufi
- Hamza Yusuf said you can pray to Muhammad (SAW) although he is dead


- Many shaikhs are kuffaar
- Another one is Tariq Ramadhan, he preaches democracy
- Allah says the worse of people are those who do not think for themselves
- If you need a person to tell you who is on the right or wrong path, this means you don't know anything about your religion

Indeed, the worst of living creatures in the sight of Allah are the deaf and dumb who do not use reason. (Al-Anfal 8:22)

- The sufi will say Muhammad (SAW) is still in his grave and alive. He still has his faculties.
- They give him the attribute al-Hayy (Ever-Living)
- They will never support the Khaalifa. They rather see the Muslims suffer in humiliation

Abu Huraira narrated that the Prophet said, "On the Day of Resurrection a group of companions will come to me, but will be driven away from the Lake-Fount, and I will say, 'O Lord (those are) my companions!' It will be said, 'You have no knowledge as to what they innovated after you left; they turned apostate as renegades (reverted from Islam)." [Sahih Bukhari (8/120) No. 6585]

- This hadith is called the knockout punch for idiots like hamza yusuf who believe Muhammad (SAW) is alive in the grave and believe that we can beg him for what we want

If you invoke (or call upon) them, they hear not your call, and if (in case) they were to hear, they could not grant it (your request) to you. And on the Day of Resurrection, they will disown your worshipping them. And none can inform you (O Muhammad SAW) like Him Who is the All­Knower (of each and everything)[]. (Fatir 35:14)

- Above is a knockout punch from Quran
- Allah says when you pray to the grave, you are a grave-worshipper
- Why do you doubt, when the ayah is clear?
- Some of you forget the hujjah, when you meet a grave-worshipper
- You are like a man who went to the battlefield without ammunition
- you will get killed
- Come prepared when you come to debate


عَلَى أَنْ نُبَدِّلَ أَمْثَالَكُمْ وَنُنْشِئَكُمْ فِي مَا لَا تَعْلَمُونَ
To transfigure you and create you in (forms) that you know not. (Al-Waqi'ah 56:61)

- Transfigure means to fashion you
- an example, you do not know how the baby will turn out when it is born
- One of my best friends in the UK, his wife was expecting and the doctors said she should abort his baby before it was born because it was deformed
- He did not and the baby was born beautiful - not deformed
- The UK claims it has the greatest medicine in the world
- Everything about the boy was perfect, hands - face - feet – brain etc


وَلَقَدْ عَلِمْتُمُ النَّشْأَةَ الْأُولَى فَلَوْلَا تَذَكَّرُونَ
And indeed, you have already known the first form of creation (i.e. the creation of Adam), why then do you not remember or take heed? (Al-Waqi'ah 56:62)

In whatever form He willed, He put you together. (Al-Infitar 82:8)

Abu Musa al-Ash’ari (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, “Indeed, Allah created Adam (AS) from a fistful (of dust) which he took from all over the earth. Thus, there are among them (children of Adam), the red (coloured), the white, the black and those between these (colours) and the mild and the rugged, and the evil and the good.” [Sunan at-Tirmidhi (5/204) No. 2955, Musnad Ahmad (4/406) No. 19659, Sunan Abu Dawud (4/222) No. 4693]

- there are 5 complexions in the world because the angel collected Adam from different soil
- Adam was created from black mud altered
- Hama = Black Mud Altered

And We did certainly create man out of clay from an altered black mud. (Al-Hijr 15:26)

- Not every translator of the Quran translates properly because some let their racism get in the way
- When you don't speak Arabic, you are at the mercy of the translator
- and they don't translate properly all the time

- The first time the Sahih Muslim was translated, it said chess was haram
- Chess is not haram, backgammon is haram
- The word for backgammon is nard (in Arabic)
- Shatranj = Chess

عن سليمان بن بريدة، عن أبيه، أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: «من لعب بالنردشير، فكأنما صبغ يده في لحم خنزير ودمه»
[Sahih Muslim (4/1770) No. 2260]

Buraida reported on the authority of his father that Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) said: He who played chess is like one who dyed his band with the flesh and blood of swine.
(English Translation by Abdul Hamid Siddiqui)

- Also to speak Arabic properly you should go live with the Arabs
- Book knowledge is not enough

- Allah said here man is My masterpiece

By the fig, and the olive, (1) By Mount Sinai, (2) And by this city of security (Makkah), (3) Verily, We created man of the best stature (mould), (At-Tin 95:1-4)

- Don't compare a monkey to the most handsome man by saying the monkey is ugly
- in his community, the monkey is not ugly
- you oppress the monkey by calling the monkey ugly
- Have you ever been to a museum and seen a masterpiece that cost over $100M because it was painted by Picasso
- Allah is saying man is His masterpiece
- The monkey is better than a kaafir, because the monkey is not confused about his sexuality


أَفَرَأَيْتُمْ مَا تَحْرُثُونَ
Tell Me! The seed that you sow in the ground. (Al-Waqi'ah 56:63)

- You know why the baby resemble the father or the mother
- if the father ejaculates first, the baby resembles the father
- if the mother first, the baby resembles the mother

- why is it sometimes the baby is born with two private parts?
- They are called the hermaphrodite
- Some people commit suicide who are hermaphrodite
- Why? Because the father have sex with the mother when she was menstruating
- There are many people like these in the world today
- The punishment for going to bed with a menstruating woman is to give away 4 1/4 grams of gold in charity
- The blame is on the man not the woman

Ibn Abbas (RA) narrated the Prophet (SAW) said concerning one who had intercourse with his wife when she was menstruating: “Let him give a dinar or half a dinar in charity.” [Musnad Ahmad (1/229) No. 2032, Sunan Abu Dawud (2/251) No. 2168, Sunan Tirmidhi (1/244) No. 136, Sunan An-Nasa’i (1/153) No. 289 and Sunan Ibn Majah (1/405) No. 640]

AYAH 63-67

أَفَرَأَيْتُمْ مَا تَحْرُثُونَ (63) أَأَنْتُمْ تَزْرَعُونَهُ أَمْ نَحْنُ الزَّارِعُونَ (64) لَوْ نَشَاءُ لَجَعَلْنَاهُ حُطَامًا فَظَلْتُمْ تَفَكَّهُونَ (65) إِنَّا لَمُغْرَمُونَ (66) بَلْ نَحْنُ مَحْرُومُونَ (67)

Tell Me! The seed that you sow in the ground. (63) Is it you that make it grow, or are We the Grower? (64) Were it Our Will, We could crumble it to dry pieces, and you would be regretful (or left in wonderment). (65) (Saying): "We are indeed Mughramun (i.e. ruined or lost the money without any profit, or punished by the loss of all that we spend for cultivation, etc.)! [See Tafsir Al-Qurtubi, Vol. 17, Page 219] (66) "Nay, but we are deprived!" (Al-Waqi'ah 56:63-67)

- Anytime you read the Quran, and you see Allah asking a question, pay attention to the question
- One of the question Allah ask you is "Where are you going?"
- Allah is hereby asking you "Who caused your seed to grow?"
- How many of you knew, in India 100 farmers a day commit suicide
- Do you know what's happening around the world?
- Because they borrow money from the bank to buy seeds to plant and to prepare the soil - to plant is very expensive
- They borrowed the money from the bank, and the crop failed
- So they killed themselves
- In the above ayah, Allah is asking you who caused your seed to grow?

- Allah is telling you what is happening in many parts of th world
- The Quran is the greatest book of psychology, anthropology sociality
- Look how clever the royal family is, when Prince Charles visited Jamaica, he asked that everything be organic
- Millions of people have cancer because they do not eat organic
- Everything that is happening around the world can be found in the Holy Quran

AYAH 68-70

أَفَرَأَيْتُمُ الْمَاءَ الَّذِي تَشْرَبُونَ (68) أَأَنْتُمْ أَنْزَلْتُمُوهُ مِنَ الْمُزْنِ أَمْ نَحْنُ الْمُنْزِلُونَ (69) لَوْ نَشَاءُ جَعَلْنَاهُ أُجَاجًا فَلَوْلَا تَشْكُرُونَ (70)
Tell Me! The water that you drink. (68) Is it you who cause it from the rainclouds to come down, or are We the Causer of it to come down? (69) If We willed, We verily could make it salt (and undrinkable), why then do you not give thanks (to Allah)? (Al-Waqi'ah 56:68-70)

- Allah is saying to man, why are you so ungrateful?
- because you need water, without water you will die
- in Ethiopia people are starving to death

- Water is a source of life, from Allah's mercy, He cause the water to come down as fresh water, not salt
- Why are you so ungrateful?

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)

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)

AYAH 71-74

أَفَرَأَيْتُمُ النَّارَ الَّتِي تُورُونَ (71) أَأَنْتُمْ أَنْشَأْتُمْ شَجَرَتَهَا أَمْ نَحْنُ الْمُنْشِئُونَ (72) نَحْنُ جَعَلْنَاهَا تَذْكِرَةً وَمَتَاعًا لِلْمُقْوِينَ (73) فَسَبِّحْ بِاسْمِ رَبِّكَ الْعَظِيمِ (74)

Tell Me! The fire which you kindle, (71) Is it you who made the tree thereof to grow, or are We the Grower? (72) We have made it a Reminder (for the Hell-fire, in the Hereafter); and an article of use for the travellers (and all the others, in this world). (73) Then glorify with praises the Name of your Lord, the Most Great. (Al-Waqi'ah 56:71-74)

- What Allah is saying is that sometimes a person travels he uses wood.
- The wood he uses to created fire, who allows it to grow?
- The fire is used as a reminder
- Surah Waqi'ah is talking about resurrection
- It also reminds you of Allah's blessings to you
- Sometimes you have to remind people, because they are ungrateful of the gift
- Kaafir = ungrateful as well as unbeliever

Does not man see that We have created him from Nutfah (mixed male and female discharge semen drops). Yet behold! He (stands forth) as an open opponent. (77) And he puts forth for Us a parable, and forgets his own creation. He says: "Who will give life to these bones when they have rotted away and became dust?" (78) Say: (O Muhammad SAW) "He will give life to them Who created them for the first time! And He is the All-Knower of every creation!" (Ya-Sin 36:77-79)