Wednesday, February 4, 2015

(Notes & Audio) The 36 People Allah SWT Loves


The 36 People Allah SWT Loves
By Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
2nd February 2015


NOTES TYPED LIVE BY AT19
EDITED AND FORMATTED BY AT38


WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF LOVE?

Love is an emotional feeling that causes you to be kind, appreciative, supportive and sometimes subservient to your love

THE SIX TYPES OF LOVE

1. EMOTIONAL LOVE

This is the love you have for your parents and siblings
Ex. when the Prophet's (saw) uncle died a kaafir, he was very upset

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

As a result Allah (swt) revealed the above verse in the Quran
The love for your kaafir parents and siblings is ok
Allah (swt) is speaking about emotional love, not spiritual in the above ayah

2. PHYSICAL LOVE

Many Muslims say they don't believe in love before marriage
The following hadith contradicts that opinion
The love before marriage is called chemistry
Chemistry is to be physically attracted to a person

Mughirah ibn Shu’bah (RA) said that he proposed to a woman. So, the Prophet (SAW) said to him, “Look at her. That would strengthen your love for one another”. [Tirmidhi 1089, Ahmed 18160, Nisai 3237, Ibn e Majah 1865]

This love that the Prophet (saw) is talking about in the above hadith is physical love

3. SPIRITUAL LOVE

This is the love that we have for our Muslim brothers and sisters
It is compulsory on Muslims to love each other spiritually (not physically)
You cannot force a person to love you physically
Perhaps you are not his or her type

The believers, men and women, are Auliyā' (helpers, supporters, friends, protectors) of one another, they enjoin (on the people) Al-Ma'rûf (i.e. Islāmic Monotheism and all that Islām orders one to do), and forbid (people) from Al-Munkar (i.e. polytheism and disbelief of all kinds, and all that Islām has forbidden); they perform As-Salāt (Iqāmat-as-Salāt) and give the Zakāt, and obey Allāh and His Messenger. Allāh will have His Mercy on them. Surely Allāh is All-Mighty, All-Wise. (At-Tawbah 9:71)

The love Allah (swt) is talking about in the above ayah is spiritual love
Allah (swt) spoke about it a second time in 8:63 below

And He has united their (i.e. believers') hearts. If you had spent all that is in the earth, you could not have united their hearts, but Allāh has united them. Certainly He is All-Mighty, All-Wise. (Al-Anfal 8:63)

This love is the love that the sahabah had for each other
The sahabah of Madinah used to kill each other before they took shahadah
After they became muslims, they began to love each other

Narrated By Ibn 'Abbas: The wife of Thabit bin Qais came to the Prophet and said, "O Allah's Apostle! I do not blame Thabit for defects in his character or his religion, but I, being a Muslim, dislike to behave in un-Islamic manner (if I remain with him)." On that Allah's Apostle said (to her), "Will you give back the garden which your husband has given you (as Mahr)?" She said, "Yes." Then the Prophet said to Thabit, "O Thabit! Accept your garden, and divorce her once." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 7, Book 63, Hadith #197]

The woman is saying she cannot find a fault in her husband’s deed or character,
There was just no chemistry
She loved him spiritually, but not physically
It is compulsory on you to love a woman and/or man spiritually, but not physically

4. DIVINE LOVE

Whenever Allah (swt) loves someone or something, it is called divine love

The Prophet (saw) said: “When Allah loves a servant, He calls Gabriel and says, ‘Verily I love so and so; you should also love him’, and Gabriel begins to love him. Then he(Gabriel) makes an announcement in the heaven saying, ‘Allah loves so and so, you should also love him’, and then the inhabitants of the heavens (the angels) also begin to love him and then there conferred honour upon him in the earth; and whenever Allah dislikes a servant of His, HE calls Gabriel and says, ‘I dislike so and so you should also dislike him’, and then Gabriel also dislikes him and then makes an announcement amongst the inhabitants of heaven, ‘Verily ALLAH dislike so and so, so you should dislike him’, and thus they also dislike him. Then he becomes the object of wrath of the earth also”.  (Sahih Muslim (English translation) Vol. 4 pg1385 No.6373)

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah has ninety-nine Names, i.e., one hundred minus one, and whoever believes in their meanings and acts accordingly, will enter Paradise; and Allah is witr (one) and loves 'the witr' (i.e., odd numbers).Sahih al-Bukhari: Vol. 8, Book 75, Hadith 419

5. UNCONDITIONAL LOVE

This is when a person says to another person, you are my son
And I don't care about whatever wrong you do
YOU ARE MY CHILD and I will always love you
This type of love is HARAM
You are only allowed to love Allah, the Rasool (saw), the Sahabah (ra) unconditionally

You (O Muhammad SAW) will not find any people who believe in Allāh and the Last Day, making friendship with those who oppose Allāh and His Messenger (Muhammad SAW ), even though they were their fathers, or their sons, or their brothers, or their kindred (people). For such He has written Faith in their hearts, and strengthened them with Rûh (proofs, light and true guidance) from Himself. And We will admit them to Gardens (Paradise) under which rivers flow, to dwell therein (forever). Allāh is pleased with them, and they with Him. They are the Party of Allāh. Verily, it is the Party of Allāh that will be the successful. (Al-Mujadilah 58:22)

This Ayah proves that there is no such thing as unconditional love

Mariam Al Mansouri's family denounced her
She participated in bombing the muslims of Syria and Iraq

Tribe denounces female Arab pilot:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2771731/Family-UAE-s-female-fighter-pilot-spearheaded-attacks-against-ISIS-publicly-disown-taking-brutal-international-aggression-against-Syria.html

9:23 was used by her family to denounce her

O you who believe! Take not for Auliyā' (supporters and helpers) your fathers and your brothers if they prefer disbelief to Belief. And whoever of you does so, then he is one of the Zālimûn (wrong-doers, etc.). (At-Tawbah 9:23)

She bombed the dawla alone with the kuffaar

6. TAINTED LOVE

This is when you love Allah (swt) but also love the way of the shaitan at the same time
Or you love Islam and jahiliyyah at the same time
Allah said don't forget your portion of the dunya

But seek, through that which Allah has given you, the home of the Hereafter; and [yet], do not forget your share of the world. And do good as Allah has done good to you. And desire not corruption in the land. Indeed, Allah does not like corrupters." (Al-Qasas 28:77) [SAHIH INTERNATIONAL]

The above verse proves that it is ok to go after your portion of the dunya
But jahiliyyah is haram (alcohol, nightclubs etc.)

Tainted love is when a woman loves her husband but has a boyfriend on the side
It is also when a man has a wife but also has a girlfriend on the side
If he has two wives it is not tainted because polygamy is halal

Allāh has not put for any man two hearts inside his body. (Al-Ahzab 33:4)

You can't love Islam and jahiliyyah at the same time is what the above ayah means
You need to make up your mind
Do you want Islam or jahiliyyah


THE 35 PEOPLE ALLAH SWT LOVES

1. A JUST RULER

2. A YOUTH WHO GREW UP IN THE WORSHIP OF ALLAH AND DID NOT GO ASTRAY

3. A PERSON WHO LOVES THE MASJID

4. TWO PEOPLE WHO LOVE EACH OTHER FOR THE SAKE OF ALLAH (NOT BECAUSE OF RACE OR TRIBE)

5. A PERSON WHO WAS TEMPTED BY A PRETTY WOMAN WITH STATUS, BUT RESISTED BECAUSE OF TAQWA

6. A PERSON WHEN HE GIVES CHARITY WITH THE RIGHT HAND, THE LEFT HAND DOESN'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT IT

7. A PERSON WHO REMEMBERS ALLAH UNTIL HE OR SHE SHEDS TEARS

Abu Huraira narrated the Prophet (SAW) said: “There are seven whom Allah will shade in His Shade on the Day when there is no shade except His Shade: a just ruler; a youth who grew up in the worship of Allah, the Mighty and Majestic; a man whose heart is attached to the mosques; two men who love each other for Allah's sake, meeting for that and parting upon that a man who is called by a woman of beauty and position [for illegal intercourse], but be says: 'I fear Allah', a man who gives in charity and hides it, such that his left hand does not know what his right hand gives in charity; and a man who remembered Allah in private and so his eyes shed tears.' [al-Bukhari (660) and Muslim (1031)]

The above hadith is the evidence for these seven people

8. ALLAH LOVES THOSE WHO FOLLOW THE SUNNAH OF THE PROPHET (SAW) METICULOUSLY

Say (O Muhammad SAW to mankind): "If you (really) love Allāh then follow me (i.e. accept Islāmic Monotheism, follow the Qur'ān and the Sunnah), Allāh will love you and forgive you of your sins. And Allāh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful." (Aali Imran 3:31)

We have also sent down unto you (O Muhammad SAW) the reminder and the advice (the Qur'ān), that you may explain clearly to men what is sent down to them, and that they may give thought. (An-Nahl 16:44)

And whatsoever the Messenger (Muhammad SAW) gives you, take it, and whatsoever he forbids you, abstain (from it), and fear Allāh. Verily, Allāh is Severe in punishment. (Al-Hashr 59:7)

9. ALLAH LOVES THOSE WHO PUT THEIR TRUST IN HIM

Then when you have taken a decision, put your trust in Allāh, certainly, Allāh loves those who put their trust (in Him). (Aali Imran 3:159)

If you make up your mind to do something, put your trust in Allah (swt)

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: "Allāh (Alone) is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs (for us)." (Aali Imran 3:173)

The above ayah also reminds us to put our trust in Allah

Umar ibn Khattab reported that Allah’s Messenger said “If you trust in Allah observing a true trust in Him, then, indeed, He will give you provision as He provides the birds who emerge hungry in the morning and return with a full belly in the evening.” [Sunan Tirmidhi (4/573) 2344, Musnad Ahmad (1/30) No. 205, Sunan Ibn Majah (5/266) No. 4164]

10. ALLAH LOVES THE PIOUS

Allāh loves those who are Al-Muttaqûn (the pious - see V.2:2). (Aali Imran 3:76)

11. THE MUHSINEEN

Muhsineen means the doers of good
They are quick to do good and slow to do evil

Truly, Allāh loves Al-Muhsinûn (the good-doers). (Al-Baqarah 2:195)

12. ALLAH LOVES THOSE WHO MAKE SINCERE TAWBAH

Anas (RA) reported that the Prophet (SAW) said, “Every son of Adam commits sin but the best of those who sin are those who repent.” Sunan Tirmidhi (4/659) No. 2499, Sunan Ibn Majah (5/320) No. 4250, Sunan al-Darime (2/392) No. 2727, Musnad Ahmad (3/198) No. 13072]

13. THOSE WHO PAY ATTENTION TO HYGIENE

Truly, Allāh loves those who turn unto Him in repentance and loves those who purify themselves (by taking a bath and cleaning and washing thoroughly their private parts, bodies, for their prayers, etc.). (Al-Baqarah 2:222)

2:222 covers both numbers 12 and 13

On the authority of Abu Malik al-Harith bin al-Harith al-Asharee (RA) who said: The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, "Purity is half of iman (faith). [Sahih Muslim (1/203) No. 223]

14. ALLAH LOVES THE PEOPLE WHO ARE PATIENT

Except for those who have believed and done righteous deeds and advised each other to truth and advised each other to patience. (Al-'Asr 103:3)

And obey Allāh and His Messenger, and do not dispute (with one another) lest you lose courage and your strength depart, and be patient. Surely, Allāh is with those who are As-Sābirin (the patient ones, etc.). (Al-Anfal 8:46)

And Allāh loves As-Sābirin (the patient ones, etc.). (Aali Imran 3:146)

15. ALLAH LOVES THOSE WHO FIGHT FOR HIS SAKE

The Prophet (SAW) said, ‘He who fights to make Allah’s word (i.e. Islam) be superior is fighting in Allah’s cause.’” [Saheeh ul-Bukhaari]

O you who believe! Whoever from among you turns back from his religion (Islām), Allāh will bring a people whom He will love and they will love Him; humble towards the believers, stern towards the disbelievers, fighting in the Way of Allāh, and never afraid of the blame of the blamers. That is the Grace of Allāh which He bestows on whom He wills. And Allāh is All­Sufficient for His creatures' needs, All­Knower. (Al-Ma'idah 5:54)

Allah doesn’t loves those who fight for democracy, tribalism, racism, etc
Like the Prophet said in the above hadith

16. ALLAH LOVES THOSE WHO LOVE HIM

On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (RA), who said that the Prophet (SAW) said: "Allah the Almighty said: 'I am as My servant thinks I am. I am with him when he makes mention of Me. If he makes mention of Me to himself, I make mention of him to Myself; and if he makes mention of Me in an assembly, I make mention of him in an assembly better than it. And if he draws near to Me an arm's length, I draw near to him a fathom's length. And if he comes to Me walking, I go to him at speed." [al-Bukhari (7405) also by Muslim (2675), at-Tirmidhi (2388) and Ibn Majah (3822)]

If you forget Allah, Allah will forget you as mentioned in the Ayah (9:67)

They have forgotten Allāh, so He has forgotten them. Verily, the hypocrites are the Fāsiqûn (rebellious, disobedient to Allāh). (At-Tawbah 9:67)

17. ALLAH LOVES THOSE WHO ARE HUMBLE TOWARDS THE BELIEVER AND STERN TOWARDS THE KUFFAAR

18. ALLAH LOVES THOSE WHO DON'T FEAR THE BLAME OF THE BLAMERS

O you who believe! Whoever from among you turns back from his religion (Islām), Allāh will bring a people whom He will love and they will love Him; humble towards the believers, stern towards the disbelievers, fighting in the Way of Allāh, and never afraid of the blame of the blamers. That is the Grace of Allāh which He bestows on whom He wills. And Allāh is All­Sufficient for His creatures' needs, All­Knower. (Al-Ma'idah 5:54)

The above Ayah is referring to numbers 17 and 18

19. PEOPLE WHO ARE ORGANIZED AND UNITED

Verily, Allāh loves those who fight in His Cause in rows (ranks) as if they were a solid structure. (As-Saff 61:4)

They fight like a solid structure because they are organized and they are united

20. ALLAH LOVES THE SINCERE ALIM

Narrated Muawiya: I heard the Prophet (SAW) saying, "If Allah wants to do good to a person, He makes him comprehend the religion. I am just a distributor, but the grant is from Allah. (And remember) that this nation (true Muslims) will keep on following Allah’s teachings strictly and they will not be harmed by any one going on a different path till Allah's order (Day of Judgment) is established." [al-Bukhari (71) and Muslim (1037)]

The longest Ayah in the Quran 2:282 below

…So be afraid of Allāh; and Allāh teaches you. And Allāh is the All-Knower of each and everything. (Al-Baqarah 2:282)

21. ALLAH LOVES AN OLD MUSLIM ON DEEN

Amr ibn Shu'aib related from his father from his grandfather that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "Do not pluck your white hairs because its the light of a Muslim. Anyone who becomes old in Islam, each white hair brings one hasana a good deed and wipes out one bad deed, and raises him to one level with Allah." [Musnad Ahmad (2/210) No. 6962]

“Do not pluck the gray hairs, as they are a Muslim’s light. A Muslim never grows gray in Islam except that God writes for him, due to that, a good deed, raises him a degree, and erases for him, due to that, one of his sins” (Ibn Hanbal, 2:179; Tirmidhi, “Adab,” 56).

Al-Ash'ari said, "Part of respect for Allah is to show respect to an old Muslim and to someone who knows the Qur'an, as long as he does not go to excess in it nor turn away from it, and to respect a just ruler." [Al-Adab al-Mufrad Al-Bukhari, Hadith #357]

22. ALLAH LOVES THOSE WHO PRACTICE ALWALA WAL BARA

Indeed there has been an excellent example for you in Ibrāhim (Abraham) and those with him, when they said to their people: "Verily, we are free from you and whatever you worship besides Allāh, we have rejected you, and there has started between us and you, hostility and hatred for ever, until you believe in Allāh Alone" (Al-Mumtahinah 60:4)

Al wala wal bara is to love and hate for the sake of Allah
Only a real Muslims practices this
It is one of the seven conditions of shahada

Abu Dharr (RA) narrated the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "The best of the actions is to love for the sake of Allah and to hate for the sake of Allah." [Sunan Abu Dawud (4/198) No. 4599 and Musnad Ahmad (5/146) No. 21341]

23. ALLAH LOVES THOSE WHO ARE SHY

Abu Huraira narrated the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “Faith has over seventy branches or over sixty branches, the most excellent of which is the declaration that there is no god but Allah, and the humblest of which is the, removal of what is injurious from the path: and modesty is the branch of faith." [al-Bukhari (8) and Muslim (56)]

24. ALLAH LOVES THOSE WHO ARE UNSELFISH

Narrated by Anas ibn Malik (RA) that the Prophet (SAW) said: “No one of you truly believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.” [al-Bukhari (13) and Muslim (45)]

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)]

Whoever does not care about the Muslims, is not one of them
You have to think about the Muslims all over the world

The believers, men and women, are Auliyā' (helpers, supporters, friends, protectors) of one another, they enjoin (on the people) Al-Ma'rûf (i.e. Islāmic Monotheism and all that Islām orders one to do), and forbid (people) from Al-Munkar (i.e. polytheism and disbelief of all kinds, and all that Islām has forbidden); they perform As-Salāt (Iqāmat-as-Salāt) and give the Zakāt, and obey Allāh and His Messenger. Allāh will have His Mercy on them. Surely Allāh is All-Mighty, All-Wise. (At-Tawbah 9:71)

25. ALLAH LOVES THOSE WHO ARE HAFIZ AND THOSE WHO LOVE THE QURAN

Narrated By ‘Aisha: The Prophet sent (an army unit) under the command of a man who used to lead his companions in the prayers and would finish his recitation with (Surah Ikhlass): ‘Say (O Muhammad): "He is Allah, the One." ‘(Surah Ikhlass) When they returned (from the battle), they mentioned that to the Prophet. He said (to them), "Ask him why he does so." They asked him and he said, "I do so because it mentions the qualities of the Beneficent and I love to recite it (in my prayer)." The Prophet; said (to them), "Tell him that Allah loves him." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 9, Book 93, Hadith #472]

On the authority of Jabir the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “The bearer of the Qur’an, if he regards what it permits as halal and what it forbids as haram, he will intercede for ten of his family members on the Day of Resurrection, all of whom deserved to enter Hell.” [al-Mu'jam al-Awsat al-Tabarani (5/260) No. 5258 and Shu'ab al-Eman al-Bayhaqi (4/228) No. 2438] (Classified Daeef)

The Quran will intercede for you on the Day of Judgement
Even Ramadan will intercede

'Abdullah ibn 'Amr reported that the Messenger of Allah (SAW), said: "The fast and the Qur'an are two intercessors for the servant of Allah on the Day of Resurrection. The fast will say: 'O Lord, I prevented him from his food and desires during the day. Let me intercede for him.' The Qur'an will say: 'I prevented him from sleeping at night. Let me intercede for him.' And their intercession will be accepted." [Musnad Ahmad (2/174) No. 6626, Mustadrak al-Haakim (1/740) No. 2036, Shu'ab al-Eman al-Bayhaqi (3/378) No. 1839]

26. ALLAH LOVES THOSE WHO ARE KIND HEARTED

'A'isha reported that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, “Allah is kind and loves kindness in every matter.” [al-Bukhari (6927) and Muslim (2593)]

There was a man who used to lend money to people
And he will forgo the debt out of his kindness
Allah will give him Jannah because of his kindness

Abu Hurairah (RA) reported: The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, “There was a person who used to loan money to the people and he used to say to his servant: 'When an insolvent person comes to you, show him leniency so that Allah may forbear our faults.' So when he met Allah (i.e., when he died), Allah forgave him.” [al-Bukhari (3480) and Muslim (1562)]

Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, "Sadaqa does not decrease wealth in any way, and for pardoning someone Allah only increases a slave in might, and no one is humble without Allah, the Mighty and Majestic, elevating him." [Sahih Muslim (4/2001) No. 2588]

27. ALLAH LOVES BEAUTY

"Allah is Beautiful, He loves beauty. Arrogance means ridiculing and rejecting the Truth and despising people.” [Muslim] Book 1, Hadith 612]

28. ALLAH LOVES A MUSLIM WHO HAS A CAREER

On the authority of Salim from his father the Prophet (SAW) said: “Allah loves the slave who believes and acquires a career (or work).” [al-Mu'jam al-Awsat al-Tabarani (8/380) No. 8934, Shu'ab al-Eman al-Bayhaqi (2/441) No. 1181, Musnad al-Shihab al-Quda'ee (2/148) No. 1072] (Daeef)

This hadith is weak but I’m allowed to quote it
A lot of people are deadbeat, perhaps it will encourage someone

29. ALLAH LOVES THE HUMBLE WHO DOESN'T SHOW OFF WITH HIS WEALTH

Sa'd bin Abi Waqqas (RAA) narrated, ‘l heard Allah's Messenger () saying, “Allah loves the pious rich maxim who is inconspicuous (free from showing off or hypocrisy).” Related by Muslim. Book 16, Hadith 1517

30. ALLAH LOVES A MUSLIM WHO IS STRONG PHYSICALLY, SPIRITUALLY, AND FINANCIALLY

Abu Hurayra said that the Messenger of Allah (SAW), said, "The strong believer is better and more beloved to Allah than the weak believer although there is good in each. Desire that which will bring you benefit, and seek help from Allah and do not give way to incapacity. If something happens to you, do not say, 'If only I had done such-and-such.' Rather say, 'The decree of Allah. He does what He will.' Otherwise you will open yourself up to the action of Shaytan." [Sahih Muslim, Book 33, Hadith #6441]

31. ALLAH LOVES THOSE WHO ARE MILD AND GENTLE

Aisha (RA) narrated; ‘A company of Jews visited the Prophet (SAW) and said, ‘As-saam alayk’ The Prophet (SAW) said, “Wa alayk.” [Their words meant ‘death to you’ and the Prophet (SAW) said ‘same to you’]. I said to them, “Death to you all and the curse.” So the Prophet (SAW) said, “O Aisha, Allah loves mildness in affairs, all of them.” I asked, “Did you not hear what they said?” He said, “Indeed I responded with (on you, what you say).” [Bukhari 6356, Muslim 2165, Tirmidhi 2710, Ibn e Majah 3698, Ahmed 24145]

32. ALLAH LOVES THOSE WHO ENJOIN THE RIGHT AND FORBID THE WRONG

You [true believers in Islāmic Monotheism, and real followers of Prophet Muhammad SAW and his Sunnah (legal ways, etc.)] are the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind; you enjoin Al-Ma'rûf (i.e. Islāmic Monotheism and all that Islām has ordained) and forbid Al-Munkar (polytheism, disbelief and all that Islām has forbidden), and you believe in Allāh. And had the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) believed, it would have been better for them; among them are some who have faith, but most of them are Al-Fāsiqûn (disobedient to Allāh - and rebellious against Allāh's Command). (Aali Imran 3:110)

[Sahih International] You are the best nation produced [as an example] for mankind. You enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and believe in Allah . If only the People of the Scripture had believed, it would have been better for them. Among them are believers, but most of them are defiantly disobedient. (Aali Imran 3:110)

33. ALLAH LOVES THOSE WHO SHOW MERCY TO OTHERS

Abdullah ibn Amr (RA) narrated the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, “Those who are merciful will be given mercy by the Most Merciful. Be merciful to those on the earth and the One above the heavens will have mercy on you.” [Sunan Abu Dawud, Book 40, Hadith #4941]

34. ALLAH LOVES THOSE WHO ARE TRUTHFUL

Ibn Mas'ud reported that the Prophet (SAW) said, "Truthfulness leads to piety and piety leads to the Garden. A man should be truthful until he is written down as truthful in the sight of Allah. Lying leads to deviance and deviance leads to the Fire. A person lies to the point that he is written down as a liar in the sight of Allah." [al-Bukhari (6094) and Muslim (2607)]

O you who believe! Be afraid of Allah, and be with those who are true (in words and deeds). (At-Tawbah 9:119)

O you who believe! Keep your duty to Allah and fear Him, and speak (always) the truth. (Al-Ahzab 33:70)

He will direct you to do righteous good deeds and will forgive you your sins. And whosoever obeys Allah and His Messenger (SAW) he has indeed achieved a great achievement (i.e. he will be saved from the Hell-fire and made to enter Paradise). (Al-Ahzab 33:71)

35. ALLAH LOVES THOSE PEOPLE WITH GHAIRA (JEALOUSY)

Narrated By Abu Huraira: The Prophet; said, “Indeed, Allah has Ghayrah, and the faithful believer has Ghayrah, and the Ghayrah which Allah has is provoked when a believer commits that which Allah has forbidden.” [al-Bukhari (4925) and Muslim (2761)]

A man with no ghaira is called beghairat.

“If I saw a man with my wife I would strike him (behead him) with the blade of my sword”. This news reached Allah’s Messenger (saw) who then said, “You people are astonished at sa’ad’s Ghayrah (jealousy), by Allah I have more Ghayrah than he, and ALLAH has more Ghayrah than I, and because of ALLAH’s Ghayrah HE has made unlawful shameful deeds and sins”. (Sahih al-Bukhari (Arabic/English) Vol. 9 pg.378 No.512)

The above hadith is a strong hadith not weak like the two others previously quoted

By Allah, I am more jealous of my honour than he, and Allah is more jealous than I... [Sahih Muslim, Hadith No. 3572]

Note that I am allowed to quote weak hadith
Because it encourages Muslims to improve themselves

36. ALLAH LOVES THE PERSON WITH GOOD MANNERS

Ayyub ibn Musa reported on the authority of his father who from his grandfather 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 (4/7) No. 16763] (Daeef)

What Allah said about Muhammad (saw):

And verily, you (O Muhammad SAW) are on an exalted standard of character. (Al-Qalam 68:4)

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

Abu Huraira (RA) reported that Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, "The most perfect of believers in belief is the best of them in character. The best of you are those who are the best to their women." [Musnad Ahmad (2/472) No. 10110, Sunan Tirmidhi (3/466) No. 1162, Sunan Abu Dawud (4/220) No. 4682]

These are the 36 people Allah loves.


Question 1: What are deobandi? How can we tell if the shiekh we listen to is Saudi salafi? I also know a brother who was a heroin addict. He has made tawba but he’s on the methadone program now. It’s a legal opiate used to wean the person off slowly. Is his salat accepted while he’s on methadone which is considered a drug? How can we tell if sheikh is salafi jihadi?

Answer 1: The deobandi are the tablighi jamaa
They are sufi and follow the asha'ira school of thought
The deobandi believe in democracy
They believe Allah is everywhere
They believe Allah has no hands even though Allah said He created Adam (as) with his hands

(Allāh) said: "O Iblīs (Satan)! What prevents you from prostrating yourself to one whom I have created with Both My Hands. Are you too proud (to fall prostrate to Adam) or are you one of the highly exalted?" (Sad 38:75)

May Allah guide them

Saudi Salafi shaikhs believe the king of Saudi Arabia is the leader of all Muslims
They believe to dismantle the shariah is a minor kufr
But it is major kufr according to the classical scholars
Ibn Taymiyyah and Ibn Kathir revived the Salafi Jihadi

If methadone intoxicates you, your salah is batil
If not, it's ok


Question 2: With regards to the best of us (Males) being those who treat our wives well, does this include zero tolerance of her stupidity if she's a cantankerous loud mouth who's an embarrassment in public, and in front of her husband's friends and family?

Answer 2: This person is not good according to the following hadith

Narrated by ‘Aishah that the Prophet said: “The most despicable person to Allah is one who is harshly argumentative." [al-Bukhari (2457) and Muslim (2668)]

She needs counseling
Her character is not good
Perhaps counseling will reform her character
Allah spoke about the loud mouth in 31:19

"And be moderate (or show no insolence) in your walking, and lower your voice. Verily, the harshest of all voices is the voice (braying) of the ass." (Luqman 31:19)

A loudmouth woman is not marriage material
Therefore she needs to be reformed in order to become marriage material


Question 3: What is the ruling in respect to what you are allowed to see from a Muslim sister who wears hijab or niqab to know if there's a physical love?

Answer 3: There are 3 opinions about this matter:
Abu Hanifa says you see her face and the palm and her hands
Hanbali says you see her the way her father is allowed to see her (without hijab)
Dhahiriyyah says you see her by looking at her while having a shower (you see her naked)
These are the three opinions, but the correct opinion is the Hanbali opinion
You see her like her father would see her without hijab
This will determine if there is chemistry


Question 4: What is the aqeedah of Abu Usama Al Thahabi?

Answer 4: Abu Usama has the aqeedah of the Saudi Salafis
The Saudi Salafi takes the side of the apostate leaders
They are in bed with the taghoot
They don't reject them, even though to reject the taghoot is the second half of the shahada

Whoever disbelieves in Tāghût and believes in Allāh, then he has grasped the most trustworthy handhold that will never break. And Allāh is All-Hearer, All-Knower. (Al-Baqarah 2:256)

The shahada has two parts
You have to not only believe in Allah, but you also have to reject the taghoot

Shaikh 'Abdul-'Azeez Ibn 'Abdullah Ibn Baaz said: "There is no Eeman for the one who believes the laws of the people and their opinions are superior to the Hukm of Allah and His Messenger or that they are equal to it or that they resemble it or who leaves it or replaces it with fabricated laws and institutions invented by people, even if he believes that the laws of Allah are more encompassing and more just." [Wujoob Tah'keem Shari'ah Allah' (pg. 16-17)]

The Saudi Salafi claim to follow Bin Baaz, but the above fatawa shows that they do not

Ibn Taymiyyah (rh) said: “And it is known from the religion (of Islam) by necessity and by the consensus of all Muslims that whoever legalizes to follow other than the religion of Islam or a Shariah other than the Shariah of Muhammad (SAW), he is a Kaafir. And his kufr is similar to that of the one who believes in some part of the book (Quran) and reject some of it.” [Majmua al-Fataawa (28/524)]

Ibn Kathir (rh) said: “So Whosoever abandons the wise Shariah which was revealed upon Muhammad ibn Abdullah, the seal of the prophets, and goes to other abrogated Shariah for judgment, he becomes a Kaafir. So how about the one who goes to al-Yaasiq (man-made law) for judgment and gives it precedence (over the Shariah of Muhammad (SAW). Whosoever does this has become a Kaafir by the Ijma of the Muslims.” [Al-Bidayah Wan-Nihayah, (Vol. 13, p119)]

While 'Allama al-Shinqiti-May Allah be merciful with him-has said: To commit shirk with Allah in judging is of the same meaning as to commit shirk in His worship, there is no difference between the two in any manner. There is no difference in any sense between he who follows a system (nizam) other than Allah's system or law other than Allah's law (sharia) and he who worships an idol or prostrates to a false god. They are the same and both are polytheists [associating others] with Allah. [Adwa' al-Bayan, (7/162)]

The Saudi Salafis are guilty of making up his own religion
What he is practising is called hislam, not Islam


Question 5: What can you tell us about Abu Mussab from California? He is an imam and used to be a Christian.

Answer 5: I have never heard of Abu Mussab
You know about him more than I do
If you know what is Islam, kufr, etc you will know yourself
You will be immunized against these people if you come to this room
I don't want to pass judgement on someone I know nothing about
Maybe he is a good person because he does not bad mouth the mujahideen
Anyone who does, stay away from him because he is a kaafir


Question 6: What is your opinion on Assim Al Hakim? I see him on twitter responding to a sister. She asked should the muslims obey Al Himar Sisi and he said yes you must obey him.

Answer 6: Assim al Hakim is a wicked scholar from Saudi Arabia
Whose job is to cement the thrones of the apostate leaders

And recite (O Muhammad SAW) to them the story of him to whom We gave Our Ayāt (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.), but he threw them away, so Shaitān (Satan) followed him up, and he became of those who went astray. (Al-A'raf 7:175)

And had We willed, We would surely have elevated him therewith but he clung to the earth and followed his own vain desire. So his description is the description of a dog: if you drive him away, he lolls his tongue out, or if you leave him alone, he (still) lolls his tongue out. Such is the description of the people who reject Our Ayāt (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.). So relate the stories, perhaps they may reflect. (Al-A'raf 7:176)

Allah spoke about people like him in the above verses
It is haram to take your deen from this person

By telling someone to obey Sisi, he has already left the fold of Islam
Sisi is an apostate leader
How can you tell a Muslim to obey an apostate leader?
Allah says obey the leader who is among you in 4:59

O you who believe! Obey Allāh and obey the Messenger (Muhammad SAW), and those of you (Muslims) who are in authority. (And) if you differ in anything amongst yourselves, refer it to Allāh and His Messenger (SAW), if you believe in Allāh and in the Last Day. That is better and more suitable for final determination. (An-Nisa 4:59)

An apostate leader is not from among you

Ibn Katheer (rh) said: “Thus, it has become in his sons a followed law to which they have been giving precedence over ruling by the book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger (SAW). Whoever does this is a Kaafir who must be fought until he returns to the rule of Allah and His Messenger. So no one other than He should rule neither minorly or majorly." [Tafseer Ibn Katheer (3/131)]

The fatawa of ibn Kathir says this person should be fought (mention above)

On the authority of Ubada bin As-Samit the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “…topple the leader if you see clear kufr…” [al-Bukhari (7056) and Muslim (1709)]

We have seen the kufr from him
He joined the coalition and there are riba banks in the country
As well as joining the UN

To believe in Allah is not enough to make you a Muslim

Muhammad Abdul Wahab put together 10 things that cause you to become a kaafir
And the 8th thing is to join a coalition about the Muslims

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

Sheikh Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahab, may Allah have mercy on him, gathered ten actions that negate one's Islam (Nawaqid ul-'Ashr), the eighth one of which states: "Assisting the disbelievers (against the believers) (Mudhaharatul Mushrikeen) and supporting them against the believers (is from the actions that negates of one's faith). The Proof being the statement of Allah, "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 wrong-doers and unjust). (The Quran 5:51)."

Always bring these fataawa when you debate a Saudi Salafi

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."

The Ayah (5:51) should be understood according to its apparent meaning


Question 7: Asalaamu alaykum, is cigarette smoking haraam shaikh?

Answer 7: Cigarette smoking is haram
You are wasting your money

Verily, spendthrifts are brothers of the Shayatīn (devils), and the Shaitān (Devil ­ Satan) is ever ungrateful to his Lord. (Al-Isra 17:27)

Every smoker is a brother of the shaitan
Smoking is suicide as well

And do not kill yourselves (nor kill one another). Surely, Allāh is Most Merciful to you. (An-Nisa 4:29)

Don't you see smoking is haram? It’s banned in the Islamic State
Smoking is for losers
They are very expensive
Every Shaikh in Saudi Arabia understand smoking to be haram