Saturday, December 20, 2014

(Notes) Tafsir surah Al Ahzaab - Part 3 - You Will Die When Allah (SWT) Wills

Tafsir surah Al Ahzaab - Part 3 - You Will Die When Allah (SWT) Wills
By Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
Monday 8th December 2014



And if the enemy had entered from all sides (of the city), and they had been exhorted to Al­Fitnah (i.e. to renegade from Islam to polytheism) they would surely have committed it and would have hesitated thereupon but little. (Al-Ahzab 33:14)

The city was surrounded and the kuffaar laid siege on it for about a month
Allah (swt) is telling you that the hypocrites would have apostatised
If they were encouraged by the infidels coming into the city
The Prophet (saw) dug a trench so that the infidels could not come into the city
If the kuffaar had entered the city, the hypocrites would have apostatised
The punishment for apostasy is death
EVIDENCE is 4:89

But if they turn back (from Islam), take (hold) of them and kill them wherever you find them, and take neither Auliya' (protectors or friends) nor helpers from them. (An-Nisa 4:89)

On the authority of Ibn Abbas (RA) narrated the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "If somebody (a Muslim) discards his religion, kill him." [Sahih Bukhari (4/61) No. 3017, Musnad Ahmad (1/322) No. 2968, Sunan al-Nasa'i (7/104) No. 4059, Sunan Ibn Majah (3/574) No. 2535, Sunan Abu Dawud (4/126) No. 4351, Sunan Tirmidhi (4/59) No. 1458]

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]

You don’t take jizya from apostates
You take jizya from Jews and Christians


And indeed they had already made a covenant with Allah not to turn their backs, and a covenant with Allah must be answered for. (Al-Ahzab 33:15)

They (the muslims) have made a covenant with Allah (swt) not to turn their back
Every Muslim has this covenant with Allah (swt)
That they will not turn their backs and flee from the battlefield
When you come face to face with the enemy, you will fight
You are only allowed to turn away if you are out numbered
But that is only to regroup and come back (as a strategy)

Abu Hurayra reported that the Prophet (SAW), said, "Avoid the seven fatal sins." They said, "Messenger of Allah, what are they?" He said, "Associating with Allah, sorcery, killing a soul which Allah has forbidden, except by legal right, consuming usury, consuming the property of an orphan, fleeing on the day of battle and slandering unthinking chaste believing women." [Al-Bukhari (2766) and Muslim (89)]

To run away from the battlefield is one of the seven major sins
Like the Prophet (saw) said in the above hadith

It has been narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: One who died but did not fight in the way of Allah nor did he express any desire (or determination) for Jihad died the death of a hypocrite. [Sahih Muslim, Book 20, Hadith 4696]

Not only is it wrong to run away from the battlefield,
But if you die without making your intention to die on the front line,
You die the death of a hypocrite
Like the Prophet (saw) said in the above hadith


Say (O Muhammad SAW to these hypocrites who ask your permission to run away from you): "Flight will not avail you if you flee from death or killing, and then you will enjoy no more than a little while!" (Al-Ahzab 33:16)

The hypocrites asked for permission to flee from the battlefield
Their excuse was they needed to protect their aurat (houses and wives)
Meaning they were left exposed
The argument of the hypocrites was:
"What if someone should sneak into our homes and rape our wives?"

Allah (swt) told us in Ayah 16 that the life of this world is only for a little while
And this is similar to 4:77

They say: "Our Lord! Why have you ordained for us fighting? Would that you had granted us respite for a short period?" Say: "Short is the enjoyment of this world. The Hereafter is (far) better for him who fears Allah, and you shall not be dealt with unjustly even equal to the Fatila (a scalish thread in the long slit of a date­stone). (An-Nisa 4:77)

They are fleeing from the battlefield because they fear death


Say: "Who is he who can protect you from Allah if He intends to harm you, or intends mercy on you?" And they will not find, besides Allah, for themselves any Wali (protector, supporter, etc.) or any helper. (Al-Ahzab 33:17)

But Allah told us in Ayah 17 that no harm can touch you without His permission
Allah told us again in 3:145

And no person can ever die except by Allah's Leave and at an appointed term. And whoever desires a reward in (this) world, We shall give him of it; and whoever desires a reward in the Hereafter, We shall give him thereof. And We shall reward the grateful. (Aali Imran 3:145)

No soul can die without the permission of Allah (swt)
When Muslims abandon Jihad, many die.
But when Muslims wage Jihad, only a few will die
Because the law of nature says you need to resist in order to exist
And you dislike jihad even though it is better for you
Allah said 2:216

Jihad (holy fighting in Allah's Cause) is ordained for you (Muslims) though you dislike it, and it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you like a thing which is bad for you. Allah knows but you do not know. (Al-Baqarah 2:216)

Hypocrites exist today; they are afraid to make hijra
They are living in Europe and US and are having fun drinking alcohol etc
They are saying this Caliphate is fake, the caliph is a Jew etc
They are slandering the Caliphate
And they have rejected the Caliphate
They are the same hypocrites that hurt the Prophet (saw) during his time
We call them cockroaches because they are found in every era
Their modus operandi is cowardice and they incite men to cowardice


Allah already knows those among you who keep back (men) from fighting in Allah's Cause, and those who say to their brethren "Come here towards us," while they (themselves) come not to the battle except a little. (Al-Ahzab 33:18)

Allah already knows those who keep men from fighting in His cause
"Come here towards us" means stay at home and don't go to the front line
Because you are going to die
Because they are cowards, they do scaremongering

3 years before the battle of the ditch, they did scaremongering at the battle of Uhud
Allah spoke about it in 3:173

Those (i.e. believers) unto whom the people (hypocrites) said, "Verily, the people (pagans) have gathered against you (a great army), therefore, fear them." But it (only) increased them in Faith, and they said: "Allah (Alone) is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs (for us)." (Aali Imran 3:173)

"Fear them" was what the scaremongers said
We gave you 15 signs of the hypocrites previously
And we spoke about scaremongering
The hypocrites are doing it today inciting fear by talking about the coalition
The kuffar said with all the bombing they have been doing,
It has not accomplished anything
The Islamic State didn't lose territory
They are only bombing women and children
The hypocrites doubt the promise of Allah (swt)
And they claim Allah and His Messenger only give fake promises

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)

They say things like "you can't beat them" they have the apache helicopter, F16s etc.....
Give up! There is no hope for you
They don't believe in the promise of Allah so they resort to scaremongering


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)

The hypocrite cannot donate towards anything in Islam
Allah said the hypocrites are miserly, tightfisted and stingy
Not only are they cowards but they cannot spend
A hypocrite is also very sharp with his tongue
They only go to the front line for booty and wealth
When a hypocrite disputes with you, he slanders
In their hearts, they are not convinced about Islam
Allah is doing you a favor by exposing the hypocrites to you in the above Ayah

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Amr: The Prophet said, "Whoever has the following four (characteristics) will be a pure hypocrite and whoever has one of the following four characteristics will have one characteristic of hypocrisy unless and until he gives it up
1. Whenever he is entrusted, he betrays. 2. Whenever he speaks, he tells a lie. 3. Whenever he makes a covenant, he proves treacherous. 4. Whenever he quarrels, he behaves in a very imprudent, evil and insulting manner." (Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 2, Number 33)

Allah told you in Ahzab 19 that the hypocrites’ tongues is sharp like razor
They are dangerous
They will slander your name calling you a gay when you are not


They think that Al­Ahzab (the Confederates) have not yet withdrawn, and if Al­Ahzab (the Confederates) should come (again), they would wish they were in the deserts (wandering) among the bedouins, seeking news about you (from a far place); and if they (happen) to be among you, they would not fight but little. (Al-Ahzab 33:20)

The allied forces who laid siege in Madinah were 10,000 strong
And the Muslims were only 3,000
Allah is telling you what was taking place in their hearts (the hypocrites)
They wanted to withdraw from Madinah and live with the Bedouins
And had planned to send their scouts to seek news
For them of what was taking place in Madinah
Had there been a massacre?
Are any Muslims still alive in Madinah? They were cowards

These are the same hypocrites who have rejected Abu Bakr Baghdadi (HA)
They check the internet every day to see if the Caliphate has failed
Every hypocrite’s favorite line is "I Told You So"
Instead of them wanting liberation for the Palestinians
They prefer to sit back and hope for the failing of the Caliphate
Especially a Saudi Salafi, Sufi and Shia
We exposed all of them in the Devil Deception series way back in 1998

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Indeed in the Messenger of Allah (Muhammad SAW) you have a good example to follow for him who hopes in (the Meeting with) Allah and the Last Day and remembers Allah much. (Al-Ahzab 33:21)

The reason why the character of the Prophet (saw) was the best example is because
His character was comprehensive
Muhammad (saw) was:
  • A husband
  • A father
  • A grandfather
  • A stepfather - (he treated the kids like his own flesh and blood)
  • A father-in-law
  • A judge in disputes
  • A military genius
  • A great speaker
  • A great teacher
  • A statesman - (the first dawla (Islamic State) was Madinah)
  • An honest merchant

And (remember) when you (Muhammad SAW) left your household in the morning to post the believers at their stations for the battle (of Uhud). And Allah is All-Hearer, All-Knower. (Aali Imran 3:121)

The sunnah of Muhammad (saw) is preserved from his birth to his death
No other Prophet’s biography is preserved from birth to death
Allah said you will find the most excellent example to follow
In the character of Muhammad (saw)
There is no record of Jesus getting married or how he treated his wife
So you can't look in to his character to learn how to treat them (wife and kids)
The movie, the De Vinci code is rubbish

The character of Muhammad (saw) had everything in it
The kuffar historian even said Muhammad (saw) is the only man in history
To successfully combine all aspects of life
Social, political, military, legal, financial, the spiritual aspect etc
Because of that, Allah said you will find the most excellent example in Muhammad (saw)

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Yazid ibn Yabnus said, "We went to 'A'isha and said, 'Umm al-Mu'minin, what was the character of the Messenger of Allah (SAW), like?' She replied, 'His character was the Qur'an. Can you recite the sura entitled "The Believers"?' She said, 'Recite: "It is the believers who are successful: those who are humble in their prayer; those who turn away from worthless talk; those who actively pay zakat; those who guard their private parts." (23:1-5)' She said, 'That was the character of the Messenger of Allah (SAW).'" [al-Adab al-Mufrad al-Bukhari, No. 308]

And indeed, you are of a great moral character. (Al-Qalam 68:4)

Long before he became a Prophet he was called the truthful and trustworthy

Abu Huraira narrated the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, "I was sent to perfect good character." [al-Adab al-Mufrad al-Bukhari, No. 273, Muwatta Malik (2/75) No. 1885, Musnad Ahmad (2/381) No. 8939, Mustadrak al-Haakim (2/670) No. 4221]

Ayyub ibn Musa reported on the authority of his father who from his grand father that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, “No father gave a better gift to his son than (teaching) good manners." [Sunan Tirmidhi (4/338) No. 1952, Musnad Ahmad (4/78) No. 16763] (Daeef)

The Prophet (saw) accepted the truth even when it came from the lips of the shaitan
The shaitan said if we recite Ayatul Kurshi over our property, no one will steal it
He spoke the truth even though he is a compulsive liar

Question 1: What is the latest news from the dawla?

Answer 1: The news from the Dawla is very vast
Can’t you see the defense secretary of Obama has resigned?
The caravans of the mujahideen are rolling, the dawla is expanding
And the hypocrites (the dogs) are barking: khawaarij !!, khawaarij !!

O you who have believed, whoever of you should revert from his religion - Allah will bring forth [in place of them] a people He will love and who will love Him [who are] humble toward the believers, powerful against the disbelievers; they strive in the cause of Allah and do not fear the blame of a critic. That is the favor of Allah; He bestows it upon whom He wills. And Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing. (Al-Ma’idah 5:54)


Question 2: When Isa (as) comes back and prays behind the Mahdi, will kuffar have another chance to take shahadah?

Answer 2: When Jesus (as) comes back, you either take shahada or die
Because Jesus is coming back to abolish the jizya

Question 3: Is it okay to have a razor sharp tongue and speak out harshly (even publicly), when a person finds themselves in a position of oppression & violation or trickery & treachery?

Answer 3: You are allowed to have a sharp tongue against the hypocrites

O Prophet, fight against the disbelievers and the hypocrites and be harsh upon them. And their refuge is Hell, and wretched is the destination. (At-Tawbah 9:73) Sahih international

It is worthy of mentioning that we should be kind to those kuffar
Who didn't fight you for your deen

Allah does not forbid you from those who do not fight you because of religion and do not expel you from your homes - from being righteous toward them and acting justly toward them. Indeed, Allah loves those who act justly. (Al-Mumtahinah 60:8)

Allah does not like the public mention of evil except by one who has been wronged. And ever is Allah Hearing and Knowing. (An-Nisa 4:148)

Allah will forgive you for swearing, if you are oppressed
Because oppression is worse than slaughter
Allah will overlook what he did if he is being oppressed

…..and fitnah is worse than killing (2:191) Sahih International

Question 4: Asalamu alaikum Shaikh. While explaining surah 33:4 you explained not to call our wives mothers, my kids call my wife mama, sometimes I call her mama does this fall in the prohibition?

Answer 4: You cannot call your wives mother, mama or girlfriend
You can say my sweetheart, or my baby, my darling, my honey
However, you are not living in sin by calling her mama in this situation
Stated in the question

Question 5: Will Isa (as) come back after the sun rose from the west, if so, how can kuffaar convert?

Answer 5: Jesus is coming back before the sun rises from the west
One of his purposes for coming back is to kill the dajjal

Question 6: Can you say the Quranic duas in sajdah?

Answer 6: Yes you can make them in sajda
The best time to make dua is in sajda
If you are English speaking, and not fluent in Arabic,
You can make dua in sajda in English
The neo Hanbalis allow this
However, the neo Hanafi say we beg to differ
You can only make dua in your language (other than Arabic) if it is a sunna salah
Not in the fard salah
The neo Hanbali say it is allowed
The Hanafi don't allow it in English
The Hanafi don't allow a khutba in English
The Hanbali's allow a khutba in English
The Hanbali view is the correct one
The khutba can be in English if you open up the khutba in Arabic

Question 7: Is it allowed to rent something which you don’t have to pay riba (interest) however it is known to be associated with riba for example a mortgaged house?

Answer 7: To buy a house and rent it out to pay the mortgage
It is said by the scholars that you are only allowed to do this with one house
The house you are living in out of necessity
You are not allowed to make it a business
However, Abu Hanifa says differently
He allows you to take riba when you are living in darul Harb
Abu Hanifa allows you to gamble with the kuffar if you are sure you will win
Abu Hanifa also allows you to sell alcohol to the kuffar in darul harb
All these things have caused a big fitna

Abu Hanifa opinion

Question 8: How is it possible in the last day for the Dajjaal to deceive the Muslims appearing as a Man claiming to be Allah (swt) when we know that Allah does not resembles His Creation?

Answer 8: Easy, didn't CNN, BBC and Fox News speak against the Caliphate
Causing Muslims to reject it?
The wicked scholars deceive the Muslims
Hamza Yusuf said we don't need a Caliph and you can pray to Muhammad (saw)
It’s easy to deceive the Muslims because most Muslims are jahil

You can call on Muhammad - Hamza Yusuf : _

Hamza Yusuf is a Zindeeq, he has made up his own Islam

Suhaib Webb promotes gay marriages: _

Reza Aslan believes Allah (swt) got it wrong and that Jesus was crucified
Reza Aslan is a Shia