Friday, September 26, 2014

(NOTES & AUDIO) - Tafsir Surah Al' Araf - Part 5 - Friends Will Be Foes On Judgement Day Except The Pious

Tafsir Surah Al' Araf - Part 5 - Friends Will Be Foes On Judgement Day Except The Pious 
By Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
Thursday 25th September 2014




(Allah) will say: "Enter you in the company of nations who passed away before you, of men and jinns, into the Fire." Every time a new nation enters, it curses its sister nation (that went before), until they will be gathered all together in the Fire. The last of them will say to the first of them: "Our Lord! These misled us, so give them a double torment of the Fire." He will say: "For each one there is double (torment), but you know not." (Al-A'raf 7:38)

Allah (swt) is saying here that when a group of people enters the Hellfire,
It curses its sister nation that went before it
People will play the blame game on The Day Of Resurrection
We ask the question, ‘didn't Allah give you a brain of your own to think for yourself?’
Why do you blame others for being misled?
This will not be a valid argument on the Day Of Judgement
Because Allah (swt) gave you a brain to think for yourself

Allah also told us that the kafir will admit his kufr

It almost bursts up with fury. Every time a group is cast therein, its keeper will ask: "Did no warner come to you?" (Al-Mulk 67:8)
They will say: "Yes indeed; a warner did come to us, but we belied him and said: 'Allah never sent down anything (of revelation), you are only in great error.'" (Al-Mulk 67:9)
And they will say: "Had we but listened or used our intelligence, we would not have been among the dwellers of the blazing Fire!" (Al-Mulk 67:10)
Then they will confess their sin. So, away with the dwellers of the blazing Fire. (Al-Mulk 67:11)

He admits this in 67:8-11 before he goes to the Hellfire as mentioned above.
Allah says here they will confess to rejecting the messengers
Allah will never dump a group of people into the Hellfire until they are sent messengers
And they reject the truth
When you reject the Messenger, you reject Allah (swt)
Allah spoke about these people in 33:66-68 also:

On the Day when their faces will be turned over in the Fire, they will say: "Oh, would that we had obeyed Allah and obeyed the Messenger (Muhammad SAW)." (66) And they will say: "Our Lord! Verily, we obeyed our chiefs and our great ones, and they misled us from the (Right) Way. (67) Our Lord! give them double torment and curse them with a mighty curse!" (Al-Ahzab 33:66-68)

Chiefs here are the likes of Abu Jahl (the leaders of the tribes and townships who opposed Muhammad)
Another example is leaders of the Churches and Temples
Who use their false religions to oppose Islam

Friends on that Day will be foes one to another except Al-Muttaqun (pious - see V.2:2). (Az-Zukhruf 43:67)

Allah speaks about friends becoming foes in the above verse
Friends will become foes because each one will blame the other for not accepting Islam
They will play the blame game
An example is the current government blaming the past government for a bad economy
Bush caused many Americans to lose their homes and jobs
When things are not going right, they often look for a scape goat.
The same thing will happen on the Day Of Judgement
They will blame the previous generation for leading them astray
However, you will be asked ‘why didn't you use your brain that Allah (swt) gave you?’

Verily! The worst of (moving) living creatures with Allah are the deaf and the dumb, those who understand not (i.e. the disbelievers). (Al-Anfal 8:22)

Allah said in 8:22 these people are the worst of creatures

I watched a documentary about people sending money by western union to con artists
No one will respect you if you cannot think for yourself
You are also not marriage material if you cannot think for yourself
People will blame others for their grave worship, democracy,  
And a host of other practices on the Day Of Judgement

When those who were followed, disown (declare themselves innocent of) those who followed (them), and they see the torment, then all their relations will be cut off from them. (166) And those who followed will say: "If only we had one more chance to return (to the worldly life), we would disown (declare ourselves as innocent from) them as they have disowned (declared themselves as innocent from) us." Thus Allah will show them their deeds as regrets for them. And they will never get out of the Fire. (Al-Baqarah 2:166-167)

Wicked scholars preach a lot of crap that people follow
And they will blame them on the Day Of Judgement
If you were sincere, you wouldn't have gravitated
Towards those wicked scholars in the first place
The wicked scholars will disown you on judgement day as mentioned in the above verses


The first of them will say to the last of them: "You were not better than us, so taste the torment for what you used to earn." (Al-A'raf 7:39)


Verily, those who belie Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) and treat them with arrogance, for them the gates of heaven will not be opened, and they will not enter Paradise until the camel goes through the eye of the needle (which is impossible). Thus do We recompense the Mujrimun (criminals, polytheists, sinners, etc.). (Al-A'raf 7:40)

Allah is saying the same way it is impossible for a camel to go through the eye of a needle,
It is impossible for a kafir to enter the paradise
Because the only religion Allah accepts is Islam

And whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers. (Aali Imran 3:85)

It is narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "By Him in Whose hand is the life of Muhammad, any Christian or Jew who heard about me and died whilst rejecting me, such a person is in the hell fire to abide there forever." [Sahih Muslim (1/134) No. 153 and Musnad Ahmad (2/350) No. 8594]

A person who hears the name Muhammad (saw) and dies without believing in him
He will enter the Hellfire to abide forever.


Theirs will be a bed of Hell (Fire), and over them coverings (of Hell-fire). Thus do We recompense the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong­doers, etc.). (Al-A'raf 7:41)


But those who believed (in the Oneness of Allah - Islamic Monotheism), and worked righteousness - We tax not any person beyond his scope, such are the dwellers of Paradise. They will abide therein. (Al-A'raf 7:42)

Allah (swt) mentions believe and righteous deed together because
Your creed affects your character
Secondly, there is no such thing as a non-practicing Muslim
The shaitan makes you use the expression ‘non-practicing Muslim’
Because it gives them false hope
These people have apostatised and they give themselves false hope

Except those who believe (in Islamic Monotheism) and do righteous good deeds, and recommend one another to the truth (i.e. order one another to perform all kinds of good deeds (Al-Ma'ruf)which Allah has ordained, and abstain from all kinds of sins and evil deeds (Al-Munkar)which Allah has forbidden), and recommend one another to patience (for the sufferings, harms, and injuries which one may encounter in Allah's Cause during preaching His religion of Islamic Monotheism or Jihad, etc.). (Al-'Asr 103:3)

False hope is one of the webs of satan

Allah says He doesn't put on you a burden more than you can deal with

Allāh burdens not a person beyond his scope….. (Al-Baqarah 2:286)

People don’t think they can go for jihad, wear hijab and practice polygamy
Because they think it’s too difficult
But Allah doesn't put on you a burden greater than you can bear
Allah has perfect justice
To put on you a greater burden than you can bear is called oppression

...“Oh, my servants! I have made oppression haraam (forbidden) upon myself, and also between you. So do not oppress each other...." [Sahih Muslim, Hadith #6246]

Don't have an idea that you cannot practice a part of Islam because it is too difficult
Allah sent Muhammad (saw) to teach your religion
Because if He had sent an angel you would have complained

Abu Talhah (RA) narrated: We complained to Allah’s Messenger (SAW) about our hunger and raising 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]

The prophet (saw) suffered for Islam like other men
Some people today don’t suffer hunger but they still apostate
Imagine if you lived in the time of the sahabah
A man committed suicide because he thinks he has a greater burden and cannot cope
You are not allowed to commit suicide
The man who commits suicide will be in the Hellfire doing the same thing
Suicide is not major kufr, it is minor kufr (it doesn't make you a kafir)

Narrated Abu Huraira-: The prophet pbuh said, "He who commits suicide by throttling shall keep on throttling himself in the Hell Fire (forever) and he who commits suicide by stabbing himself shall keep on stabbing himself in the Hell-Fire." (Bukhari #23, Hadith #446)

(Forever) here is put in brackets because we don't know if the man will be in Hellfire forever
The man who killed himself is still a Muslim, but he is a weak Muslim
Tawheed is something you have to be taught.
I learned this from my teachers in the University
Otherwise you will have a cocktail aqeeda
If you don't have the right aqeeda,
You might study oxymorons
ex: Islamic Democracy or Islamic Pork
Oxymoron = two words together that oppose each other
When a person is not educated, they speak with oxymorons
Bad blessings is another example of an oxymoron


And We shall remove from their breasts any (mutual) hatred or sense of injury (which they had, if at all, in the life of this world); rivers flowing under them, and they will say: "All the praises and thanks be to Allah, Who has guided us to this, never could we have found guidance, were it not that Allah had guided us! Indeed, the Messengers of our Lord did come with the truth." And it will be cried out to them: "This is the Paradise which you have inherited for what you used to do." (Al-A'raf 7:43)

The ayah is saying that in paradise there is no diseases of the heart
You will be a new creation in paradise because your heart will be pure
No heart attack, no urine, envy, lust etc
Women in the dunya look at men other than their husbands, but not the women of paradise

Wherein both will be those (maidens) restraining their glances upon their husbands, whom no man or jinn yatmithhunna (has opened their hymens with sexual intercourse) before them. (Ar-Rahman 55:56)

The women of paradise only fancy their husbands
The men in paradise don’t have beards
People are scared for their wives to go to work
Because they think the women will fall in love with another man at work
Your burp will be sweeter than musk in paradise
You'll see a lot of murder on the TV news because of diseases of the heart
No hatred or envy in paradise

...All the praises and thanks be to Allah, Who has guided us to this, never could we have found guidance, were it not that Allah had guided us!... (Al-A'raf 7:43)

Allah is saying here that only He can guide; Only Allah is Al Hadi
Allah says only He can guide:

Verily! You (O Muhammad SAW) guide not whom you like, but Allah guides whom He wills. And He knows best those who are the guided. (Al-Qasas 28:56)

This ayah came down when the Prophet (saw)’s uncle died

Narrated by Saeed bin Al-Musaiyyab from his father who said: “when the time of death of Abu Talib approached, Allah’s Apostle(saw) went to him and found Abu Jahl bin Hisham and Abdullah bin Abi Umayyia by his side. Allah’s Apostle said to Abu Talib, ‘O uncle! Say: None has the right to be worshipped except Allah (La ilaha illAllah), a sentence with which I shall be a witness i.e. intercede for you before Allah’. Abu Jahl and Abdullah ibn Umaiyya said, ‘O Abu Talib! Are you going to denounce the religion of your father Abdul Muttalib?’, Allah’s Apostle kept on inviting Abu Talib to say ‘Laa ilaha illAllah’ (i.e. None has the right to Worshipped except Allah) while they Abu Jahl and Abdullah kept on repeating their statement till Abu Talib said as his last statement that he was on the religion of his father Abdul Muttalib and thus he refused to say ‘None has the right to be worshipped except Allah’ (La ilaha illAllah).  (Sahih Bukhari(Arabic/English) Vol.2 pg.248 No.442


And the dwellers of Paradise will call out to the dwellers of the Fire (saying) : "We have indeed found true what our Lord had promised us; have you also found true, what your Lord promised (warnings, etc.)?" They shall say: "Yes." Then a crier will proclaim between them: "The Curse of Allah is on the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong­doers, etc.)," (Al-A'raf 7:44)

Judgement day has 50 names
The people of Jannat will call out to the people in the Hellfire

Narrated By Ibn 'Umar: The Prophet looked at the people of the well (the well in which the bodies of the pagans killed in the Battle of Badr were thrown) and said, "Have you found true what your Lord promised you?" Somebody said to him, "You are addressing dead people." He replied, "You do not hear better than they but they cannot reply." [al-Bukhari (1370) and Muslim (2874)]

The people of paradise will say to the people of Hellfire
‘We found the promise of Allah to be true’


Those who hindered (men) from the Path of Allah, and would seek to make it crooked, and they were disbelievers in the Hereafter. (Al-A'raf 7:45)

How do you seek to make Allah's path crooked?
By giving the wrong tafsir to the ayah
When a person makes up with his own religion it's called HISLAM, not ISLAM
The person that makes up his own religion is called a zindiq
Everyone has a spiritual status
Example Abu Jahl was a kafir
Your spiritual status determines whether you are buried in the Muslim grave,
Whether you can marry a Muslim girl or not
Whether you are allowed in Makkah or Madina for the Hajj
To the kuffaar, what passport you hold
Or how much money you have in the bank is important
Your race is important to the kuffaar
What is important, they make it unimportant
What is unimportant, they make it important
This is called satan’s web


Those who hindered (men) from the Path of Allah, and would seek to make it crooked, and they were disbelievers in the Hereafter. (Al-A'raf 7:45)

Allah said there are two types of kuffaar
1: Active and 2: Passive

Passive: The kafir who is not plotting to fight Islam
Active: The kafir who is plotting how to fight Islam
With ideological, propaganda and military warfares
Ideological warfare is the battle of hearts and minds
Example: Obama wants to tell you how to understand the Quran
All the freemasons want to tell you who to take your deen from
They will tell you to take your deen from Hamza Yusuf

A 2007 report by the Rand Corp., a U.S. think tank, advised Western governments to "harness" Sufism, saying its adherents were "natural allies of the West." Read more:,8599,1912091,00.html

If the kuffaar say about me what they said about the soofis
I would hide my face

Allah (swt) is saying in Ayah 45 some kuffaar are active and some are passive
They make up their own religion
Their religion is called Rand Islam


And between them will be a barrier screen and on Al­A'raf (a wall with elevated places) will be men (whose good and evil deeds would be equal in scale), who would recognise all (of the Paradise and Hell people), by their marks (the dwellers of Paradise by their white faces and the dwellers of Hell by their black faces), they will call out to the dwellers of Paradise, "Salamun 'Alaikum" (peace be on you), and at that time they (men on Al-A'raf) will not yet have entered it (Paradise), but they will hope to enter (it) with certainty. (Al-A'raf 7:46)

Allah here is talking about the people of Al-Araf (the high places)
It means their good deeds will outweigh their bad deeds
They will be kept at the bridge to wait for Allah to decide their fate
If someone should ask you who are the people of Al-Araf,
Here the above Ayah describes them


And when their eyes will be turned towards the dwellers of the Fire, they will say: "Our Lord! Place us not with the people who are Zalimun (polytheists and wrong­doers)." (Al-A'raf 7:47)


And the men on Al­A'raf (the wall) will call unto the men whom they would recognise by their marks, saying: "Of what benefit to you were your great numbers (and hoards of wealth), and your arrogance against Faith?" (Al-A'raf 7:48)


Are they those, of whom you swore that Allah would never show them mercy. (Behold! It has been said to them) : "Enter Paradise, no fear shall be on you, nor shall you grieve." (Al-A'raf 7:49)

Allah said the people of Al Araf will eventually enter paradise

Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (SAW) as saying: Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, said: "My mercy prevails over My wrath." [al-Bukhari (7553), Muslim (2751), Tirmidhi (3543), Ahmad (7297)]

Because His mercy is more than His wrath
You are not allowed, as a Muslim, to say Allah will never forgive a person
Allah forgives all sins except shirk
But Allah will even forgive shirk if you make your taubah before you die
Even if it is a major shirk

On the authority of Jundub (RA), who said that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) related: "A man said: 'By Allah, Allah will not forgive So-and-so.' At this Allah the Almighty said: 'Who is he who swears by Me that I will not forgive So-and-so? Verily I have forgiven So-and-so and have nullified your [own good] deeds (or as he said [it]).'" [Sahih Muslim (4/2023) No. 2621]

By you saying that Allah will never forgive a person, you will nullify your good deeds


And the dwellers of the Fire will call to the dwellers of Paradise: "Pour on us some water or anything that Allah has provided you with." They will say: "Both (water and provision) Allah has forbidden to the disbelievers." (Al-A'raf 7:50)

The hellfire is so hot that the people there will ask for water to be poured over them
But Allah has forbidden water and all other provisions for the people of the Hellfire


"Who took their religion as an amusement and play, and the life of the world deceived them." So this Day We shall forget them as they forgot their meeting of this Day, and as they used to reject Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.). (Al-A'raf 7:51)

Many people who migrate to the US and Europe leave Islam
Because they allow the dunya to deceive them
Like Allah (swt) says in the above ayah
When they allow the dunya to deceive them, they start to make a mockery of Islam
As a Muslim, you are not allowed to lose your focus.
Your focus is to please Allah (swt)

On the authority of Abdullah ibn Umar (RA), who said: The Messenger of Allah (SAW) took me by the shoulder and said, “Be in this world as though you were a stranger or a wayfarer.” And Ibn Umar (RA) used to say, “In the evening do not expect [to live until] the morning, and in the morning do not expect [to live until] the evening. Take [advantage of] your health before times of sickness, and [take advantage of] your life before your death.” [Sahih Bukhari (8/89) No. 6416, Sunan Tirmidhi (4/567-568) No. 2333, Sunan Ibn Majah (5/232) No. 4114, Musnad Ahmad (2/132) No. 6156]

al-Mustaurad bin Shaddad (RA) reported: Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, “This world (i.e., its pleasures and duration) in comparison with the Hereafter is (similar to the amount of water) one gets when he puts his finger in the sea. Let him then see what it returns with.” [Sahih Muslim (4/2193) No. 2858]

Your focus is also to inherit the paradise

The mutual rivalry for piling up of worldly things diverts you, (At-Takathur 102:1)
Until you visit the graves (i.e. till you die). (At-Takathur 102:2)
Nay! You shall come to know! (At-Takathur 102:3)
Again, Nay! You shall come to know! (At-Takathur 102:4)

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)

Nay, you prefer the life of this world; (Al-A'la 87:16)
Although the Hereafter is better and more lasting. (Al-A'la 87:17)