Monday, March 9, 2015

(Notes & Audio) Allah (SWT) Has Honored Bani Adam - Mankind

Allah (SWT) Has Honored Bani Adam - Mankind
By Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
Saturday, 7th March 2015


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Allah (swt) has declared to mankind that He has honored Bani Adam

And indeed We have honoured the Children of Adam, and We have carried them on land and sea, and have provided them with At-Taiyibat (lawful good things), and have preferred them above many of those whom We have created with a marked preference. (Al-Isra 17:70)

When you read this verse, you should think why did Allah honor Bani Adam?
Iblis could not cope with this honor bestowed on Bani Adam

[Iblis (Satan)] said: "See? This one whom You have honoured above me, if You give me respite (keep me alive) to the Day of Resurrection, I will surely seize and mislead his offspring (by sending them astray) all but a few!" (Al-Isra 17:62)

This is a threat from Iblis that he will send Bani Adam astray
Iblis claims he was given a raw deal from Allah (swt)
Iblis is on the war path and he did not hide his feelings
He predicted that most men will follow him and be in the hellfire, not paradise


THE 30 WAYS ALLAH HAS HONORED BANI ADAM

1. HE HAS CREATED ADAM (AS) WITH HIS TWO HANDS

I hope you don’t have a problem understanding that Allah has two Hands

(Allah) said: "O Iblis (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)

Allah (swt) has created four things with His Two Hands:

Mujahid narrated Abdullah ibn Umar (RA) said:“Allah created four things with His Hand; 1. The Throne 2. The Pen 3. Aadam and4. The paradise of ‘Adn. He then said to the rest of the creation ‘Kun’ [Be]and it was.” [Adh Dhahabi in ‘Mukhtasar al-‘Uluw’ (p105), Abu al-Shaikhal-Asbahani in 'al-‘Adhuma' (5/1555), Tafsir al-Tabari (21/239), ‘The chain is authentic according to the conditions of Muslim.’]

Allah has two Hands but they don’t resemble our hands

2. ALLAH BLEW IN ADAM THE SOUL

When Allah (swt) did this, the first thing Adam (as) did was to sneeze

"So, when I have fashioned him completely and breathed into him (Adam) the soul which I created for him, then fall (you) down prostrating yourselves unto him." (Al-Hijr 15:29)

3. HE TAUGHT ADAM THE NAMES OF EVERYTHING

And He taught Adam all the names (of everything), then He showed them to the angels and said, "Tell Me the names of these if you are truthful." (Al-Baqarah 2:31)

Allah then displayed them in front of the Angels and asked them to give the names
But they were unable to name them
Allah said to them ‘I know what you reveal and what you conceal’
They used to say (in their hearts) that they were the most knowledgeable
Allah blessed Adam with Ilm (knowledge)

… Say: "Are those who know equal to those who know not?" It is only men of understanding who will remember (i.e. get a lesson from Allah's Signs and Verses). (Az-Zumar 39:9)

Allah said in 58:11:

…Allah will exalt in degree those of you who believe, and those who have been granted knowledge. And Allah is Well-Acquainted with what you do. (Al-Mujadilah 58:11)

4. ALLAH GAVE ADAM THE HONOR TO DWELL IN HEAVEN
Everything was provided to him

And We said: "O Adam! Dwell you and your wife in the heaven and eat both of you freely with pleasure and delight of things therein as wherever you will, but come not near this tree or you both will be of the Zalimun (wrong-doers)." (Al-Baqarah 2:35)

Adam (as) was in heaven and not in paradise
No one will enter paradise before the prophet (saw)

5. ALLAH HAS COMMANDED THE ANGELS TO BOW DOWN TO ADAM (AS) OUT OF RESPECT

This bowing is called the bowing out of respect, not the bowing of worship

"So, when I have fashioned him completely and breathed into him (Adam) the soul which I created for him, then fall (you) down prostrating yourselves unto him." (Al-Hijr 15:29)

Another Ayah to prove that Allah commanded the Angels to bow down is 18:50

And (remember) when We said to the angels; "Prostrate to Adam." So they prostrated except Iblis (Satan). He was one of the jinns; he disobeyed the Command of his Lord. Will you then take him (Iblis) and his offspring as protectors and helpers rather than Me while they are enemies to you? What an evil is the exchange for the Zalimun (polytheists, and wrong-doers, etc). (Al-Kahf 18:50)

Allah (swt) specifies in the above ayah that Iblis is a jinn and not an angel
The believe that he is an angel is from Christianity

6. ALLAH HAS MADE ADAM HIS CALIPH (VICEGERENT) ON EARTH

And [mention, O Muhammad], when your Lord said to the angels, "Indeed, I will make upon the earth a successive authority." They said, "Will You place upon it one who causes corruption therein and sheds blood, while we declare Your praise and sanctify You?" Allah said, "Indeed, I know that which you do not know." (Al-Baqarah 2:30)

‘I know that which you know not’ means that Allah will not leave you to go astray
He will send Prophets and Messengers to guide us, as not to leave man in the lurch
The Angels were concerned that man may end up like the Jinn
They created a lot of mischief on earth

7. He HAS BLESSED US WITH AQL (REASON)

Man uses his brain to make airplane, microwave, electricity, computer etc
All of these are amazing inventions doing great things.

If someone tried to scam you and you fell for the scam,
I blame you because Allah (swt) gave you an aql and you did not use it.

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)

If you do not use your aql, Allah calls you a beast, the worst of creatures
On the Day Of Judgement, when people are dumped into the hellfire
Malik (the keeper of hell) will ask them ‘didn’t a warner come to you?’
They will say ‘YES, but we did not use our aql’
This is related in 67:9-10

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)

When you were going to church and you hear the priest say ‘Holy Mary Mother of God!’
Why didn't you ask how could this be?
The Hindus have a festival call Diwali in which they believe that
They need to light to city for their ‘god’ to see the way
When he was returning from a journey
Else he may trip and fall because it is dark and he can’t see in the dark
Why didn't you, the Hindu, ask ‘why does this ‘god’ need light to see in the dark?’

Surah Mulk is used to refute the atheist, if the sun is too close we will die from heat
If it is too far we would freeze.
But the sun is in an accurate place.
The world did not come about by accident

You the Hindu, when you go to the temple and
People worship rats, snakes, black erected penis
Why didn't you use your aql regarding these things used as gods for worship?

In the last days, many will be dodgy, even your scholars
Some of your ‘Shaikhs’ gave bay'ah to the king of Saudi Arabia and not the Caliph
Some ‘Shaikhs’ believe in democracy, praying to the grave etc

People will believe a liar, and disbelieve one who tells the truth. People will distrust one who is trustworthy, and trust one who is treacherous [Musnad Ahmad (3/220) No. 13322]

If you don't use your aql, you will end up in the hellfire
Like these people in Surah Mulk

8. CLOTHING

In 7:26-27 Allah spoke about this clothing
Clothing is so important that you have to make a dua when you put on new clothing
Begging Allah for the good of it and protection from the evil of it

O Children of Adam! We have bestowed raiment upon you to cover yourselves (screen your private parts, etc.) and as an adornment, and the raiment of righteousness, that is better. Such are among the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) of Allah, that they may remember (i.e. leave falsehood and follow truth[]). (Al-A'raf 7:26)

O Children of Adam! Let not Shaitan (Satan) deceive you, as he got your parents [Adam and Hawwa (Eve)] out of Paradise, stripping them of their raiments, to show them their private parts. Verily, he and Qabiluhu (his soldiers from the jinns or his tribe) see you from where you cannot see them. Verily, We made the Shayatin (devils) Auliya' (protectors and helpers) for those who believe not. (Al-A'raf 7:27)
  
9. ALLAH (SWT) HAS GIVEN YOU A CONSCIENCE

Whether you are a Muslim, Christian, Jew or Pagan you know that stealing is wrong

And shown him the two ways (good and evil)? (Al-Balad 90:10)
But he has made no effort to pass on the path that is steep. (Al-Balad 90:11)

The Prophet (saw) said in a famous hadith:

Narrated By Abu Mas'ud: The Prophet said, 'One of the sayings of the early Prophets which the people have got is: If you don't feel ashamed do whatever you like." [Sahih Bukhari (4/177) No. 3484]

Because Allah (swt) gave you a conscience to know the good from the bad

10. ALLAH CREATED YOU AS A BORN MUSLIM

Allah created Bani Adam on the fitra

So set you (O Muhammad SAW) your face towards the religion of pure Islāmic Monotheism Hanifa (worship none but Allāh Alone) Allāh's Fitrah (i.e. Allāh's Islāmic Monotheism), with which He has created mankind. No change let there be in Khalq­illāh (i.e. the Religion of Allāh Islāmic Monotheism), that is the straight religion, but most of men know not. [Tafsir At­Tabarī, Vol 21, Page 41] (Ar-Rum 30:30)

All these people that are evil to the core were born Muslim.

Abu Huraira (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger said, “Every child is born on the religion (of Islam). Then his parents make him a Jew, a Christian or a polytheist.” Someone said, “O Messenger of Allah, (what about) those who die before (their parents convert them)?” He said, “Allah knows best what they would have done (if they had survived).” [al-Bukhari (6599) and Muslim (2658)]

Their parents made them otherwise
Their upbringing, the society that they live in corrupt the human being
Ibn Taymiyyah (rh) said the place you live in can corrupt you

Shaykh ul Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (rh) said, “The state of a place reflects the state of a person. It is possible to be sometimes a Muslim and at other times a disbeliever; sometimes sincere and at other times hypocritical; sometimes good and pious and at other times rotten and corrupt. Thus, a person becomes like the place of his abode. The migration of a person from a land of disbelief and profanity to one of faith and probity is an expression of repentance and of his turning away from disobedience and perversion to belief and obedience. This is so until the Day of Resurrection.” [Majmu’al-Fatawa, (18/284)]

11. ALLAH MAKES YOU WALK UPRIGHT ON YOUR TWO FEET

So for you to crawl on your face is a disgrace
When you read the Quran or Hadith saying that some people will crawl on their face,
Don't think this is impossible

Abu Hurayrah reported that Allah’s Messenger(SAW) said, “On the Day of Resurrection, mankind will be gathered in three categories - a category of those walking on foot, another of riders and the third of those walking on their faces.” Someone asked, “O Messenger of Allah, how would they walk on their faces?” He said, ‘Surely, he who makes them walk on their feet is Able to make them walk on their faces. Know that they will walk on their faces safeguarding from every ascent and thorn.” [Sunan Tirmidhi(5/305) No. 3142, Musnad Ahmad (2/363) No. 8740]

Because you are not allowed to limit the powers of Allah

12. ALLAH HAS MADE MAN HIS MASTERPIECE

In the Museum some artworks are valued at millions and they are guarded
These are so valuable that when it is purchased, the buyer is anonymous
Because criminals may attack him for the masterpiece

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

If you look at yourself in the mirror,
You cannot say my eyes, ears, nose, mouth etc
Would be better if they were placed in a place other than where they are
They are perfectly placed

13. ALLAH INSTILLED IN YOU SHYNESS

Allah gave you shyness
When Adam (as) and his wife saw that their nakedness was exposed
They instinctively took leaves to cover their nakedness

Then they both ate of the tree, and so their private parts appeared to them, and they began to stick on themselves the leaves from Paradise for their covering. Thus did Adam disobey his Lord, so he went astray. (Ta-Ha 20:121)

If you see someone walking down the road naked, he is a madman
Because instinctively, we cover our private parts
Because Allah has honored Bani Adam by giving you shyness

Shyness is a branch of Imaan

Narrated By Abu Mas'ud: The Prophet said, 'One of the sayings of the early Prophets which the people have got is: If you don't feel ashamed do whatever you like." [Sahih Bukhari (4/177) No. 3484]

Every Ummah has a characteristic and shyness is our characteristic

Anas (RA) narrated the Messenger of Allah(SAW) said: “Every religion has a particular manner or characteristic. And the characteristic of Islam is Hayaa.” [Sunan Ibn Majah (5/276) No. 4181]

We are not allowed to share bedroom secrets because of shyness

Abu Sa'id al-Khudri (RA) reported the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “Indeed from the worst of people on the Day of Resurrection is one who has marital relations with his wife and then spreads her private matters.” [Sahih Muslim (2/1060) No. 1437]

Asma’ bint Yazeed, who said that she was with the Messenger of Allah (SAW), when men and women were sitting with him, and he said: “I think there are some men who talk about what they do with their wives, and that there are some women who talk about what they do with their husbands.”The people stayed silent. [Asma’] said: “Yes, by Allah, O Messenger of Allah,[women] do that and [men] do that!” He said, “Do not do that, for it is as if a male devil met a female devil in the street and had intercourse with her whilst the people were watching.” [Musnad Ahmad (Vol. 6 p.456) No. 27624]

14. ALLAH BLESSED US WITH GHAIRAH (JEALOUSY)

Three people won’t enter paradise

Abdullah ibn Umar reported that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "Three people will not enter paradise and Allah will not look at them on the Day of Judgment: the one who is disobedient to his parents, the woman who imitates men and the ad-Dayooth (cuckold, weak man who feels no jealousy over his women folk)..."  [Musnad Ahmad (2/134) No. 6180,Musnad al-Bazzar (12/270) No. 6051, al-Sunnan al-Kubra al-Nasa'i (2/63) No.2354, al-Mu’jam al-Awsat al-Tabarani (3/51) No. 2443]

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)]

Al-Mughira b. Shu'ba (RA) reported that Sa'db. 'Ubada (RA) said: If I were to see a man with my wife, I would have struck him with the sword, and not with the flat part (side) of it. When Allah's Messenger (PBUH) heard of that, he said: Are you surprised at Sa'd's jealousy of his honour? By Allah, I am more jealous of my honour than he, and Allah is more jealous than I. Because of His jealousy Allah has prohibited abomination, both open and secret And no person is more jealous of his honour than Allah,and no persons, is more fond of accepting an excuse than Allah, on account of which He has sent messengers, announcers of glad tidings and warners; and no one is more fond of praise than Allah on account of which Allah has promised Paradise. [Sahih Muslim, Book 9, Hadith #3572]

15: ALLAH HAS SENT AMONG US PROPHETS AND MESSENGERS TO GUIDE US

And verily, We have sent among every Ummah (community, nation) a Messenger (proclaiming): "Worship Allāh (Alone), and avoid (or keep away from) Tāghût[] (all false deities, etc. i.e. do not worship Tāghût besides Allāh)." Then of them were some whom Allāh guided and of them were some upon whom the straying was justified. So travel through the land and see what was the end of those who denied (the truth). (An-Nahl 16:36)

16. ALLAH HAS REVEALED ONTO US MANY BOOKS, AND HE HAS BLESSED US WITH THE HOLY QURAN

He it is Who sent among the unlettered ones a Messenger (Muhammad SAW) from among themselves, reciting to them His Verses, purifying them (from the filth of disbelief and polytheism), and teaching them the Book (this Qur'ān, Islāmic laws and Islāmic jurisprudence) and Al-Hikmah (As-Sunnah: legal ways, orders, acts of worship, etc. of Prophet Muhammad SAW). And verily, they had been before in manifest error; (Al-Jumu'ah 62:2)

After Allah sent the Quran, Allah made a promise:

Verily We: It is We Who have sent down the Dhikr (i.e. the Qur'ān) and surely, We will guard it (from corruption). (Al-Hijr 15:9)

17. ALLAH HAS BLESSED US WITH THE:
SALIHOON (THE RIGHTEOUS ONES),
SIDIQOON (THE TRUTHFUL ONES),
MURABITOON (THOSE WHO KEEP WATCH OVER THE BOARDERS OF THE ISLAMIC STATE),
ULAMAA (SCHOLARS),
DU'AAT (THOSE WHO GIVE DAWA),
MUJAHIDOON (THOSE WHO FIGHT IN HIS PATH),
SHUHADAA (THE MARTYR)

Allah has spoken about some of these people in 4:69

And whoso obeys Allāh and the Messenger (Muhammad SAW), then they will be in the company of those on whom Allāh has bestowed His Grace, of the Prophets, the Siddiqûn (those followers of the Prophets who were first and foremost to believe in them, like Abu Bakr As­Siddiq), the martyrs, and the righteous. And how excellent these companions are! (An-Nisa 4:69)

We have more Shafi's (those who follow his madhab) in the world than Jews
Imam Malik (rh) and Imam Shafi (rh) have more followers than Musa (as)
Abu Hanifa (rh) has more followers than the other four great Imams
Abu Hanifa has over 1/2 billion followers
India, Pakistan and Bangladesh are all Hanafis

Don't think man will all go astray
You will have great ones from among them

18. ALLAH HAS BLESSED US WITH VARIOUS FACULTIES

For seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, thinking, discerning etc

19. ALLAH HAS BLESSED US WITH FIRASA (INTUITION)

Abu Sa’eed Khudri (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, ‘Guard yourself against a Believer’s insight, for, he sees with the light of Allah.” He then recited: Surely in that are signs for the sagacious. (15:75) [Sunan Tirmidhi (Vol. 5, pg. 298) No. 3127]

Anas ibn Malik (RA) said: I entered the company of Uthman ibn Affaan (RA) while I was thinking about the beauty of a woman I saw in the street. Uthman (RA) then said: One of you enter my presence and the remnants of zinaa can be seen in his eyes. I then said: Did revelation come down after the departure of the Rasool (SAW)? Uthman said: But this is the deep insight, foresight and intuition of the believer. [Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah, Madaarij as-Saalikeen (Vol. 2, pg. 455)]
  
20. ALLAH BLESSED US WITH THE ABILITY TO SMILE

No animal can smile

Till, when they came to the valley of the ants, one of the ants said: "O ants! Enter your dwellings, lest Sulaimān (Solomon) and his hosts crush you, while they perceive not." (An-Naml 27:18)

Sulaiman (as) smiled at the speech of the ant, he was amused

21. ALLAH GAVE YOU THE ABILITY TO READ AND WRITE

Read! In the Name of your Lord, Who has created (all that exists), (Al-'Alaq 96:1)
Has created man from a clot (a piece of thick coagulated blood). (Al-'Alaq 96:2)
Read! And your Lord is the Most Generous, (Al-'Alaq 96:3)
Who has taught (the writing) by the pen [the first person to write was Prophet Idrees (Enoch)], (Al-'Alaq 96:4)
Has taught man that which he knew not. (Al-'Alaq 96:5)
Nay! Verily, man does transgress all bounds (in disbelief and evil deed, etc.). (Al-'Alaq 96:6)

Prophet Idris (as) was the first one to use the pen.

22. HE HAS TAUGHT BANI ADAM BAYAN (SPEECH)

The Most Beneficent (Allāh)! (Ar-Rahman 55:1)
Has taught (you mankind) the Qur'ān (by His Mercy). (Ar-Rahman 55:2)
He created man. (Ar-Rahman 55:3)
He taught him eloquent speech. (Ar-Rahman 55:4)

People use speech to create revolutions all over the world

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 'Two men came from the East and addressed the people who wondered at their eloquent speeches. On that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "Some eloquent speech is as effective as magic."' [Tran Sahih Al Bukhari Vol: 7 Book 67  No. 5146]

23. ALLAH HAS HONORED US IN THAT HE HAS SUBDUED THE UNIVERSE FOR US

Allah spoke about it in the following:

See you not (O men) that Allāh has subjected for you whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth, and has completed and perfected His Graces upon you, (both) apparent (i.e Islāmic Monotheism, and the lawful pleasures of this world, including health, good looks, etc.) and hidden [i.e. One's Faith in Allāh (of Islāmic Monotheism) knowledge, wisdom, guidance for doing righteous deeds, and also the pleasures and delights of the Hereafter in Paradise, etc.]? Yet of mankind is he who disputes about Allāh without knowledge or guidance or a Book giving light! (Luqman 31:20)

Allāh is He Who has created the heavens and the earth and sends down water (rain) from the sky, and thereby brought forth fruits as provision for you; and He has made the ships to be of service to you, that they may sail through the sea by His Command; and He has made rivers (also) to be of service to you. (Ibrahim 14:32)

And He has made the sun and the moon, both constantly pursuing their courses, to be of service to you; and He has made the night and the day, to be of service to you. (Ibrahim 14:33)

So you are able to utilize the universe, sea, air and earth
And He has made the night and day for you as well

24. ALLAH HAS PUT RAHMA (MERCY) IN YOUR HEARTS

Whenever a lion takes over a pride, the lion kills the cubs!
Why? Lions don't believe in step children
A man doesn't do this because he has rahma in his heart
A lion wants to only see his cubs and when the cub becomes an adult he kicks him out
In the animal kingdom there is no mercy
Tears come to your eyes sometimes when you watch this on the Animal planet
In the US someone had a pet snake that killed two children

"O Quraish, what do you think I will do to you?" They said, “You are a brother, the son of a noble brother.” He said: "Go your way, for you are free.” [al-Sunan al-Kubra al-Bayhaqi (9/199) No. 18276, Fath ul-Bari Ibn Hajar (8/18) No. 4289, Seerah Ibn Hisham (2/412), al-Seerah al-Nabawiyyah Ibn Kathir (3/570)]

The Prophet (saw) released the people of Makkah because of his mercy

And We have sent you (O Muhammad SAW) not but as a mercy for the 'Alamīn (mankind, jinns and all that exists). (Al-Anbiya 21:107)
  
25. ALLAH PUT LOVE IN YOUR HEARTS FOR EACH OTHER

And among His Signs is this, that He created for you wives from among yourselves, that you may find repose in them, and He has put between you affection and mercy. Verily, in that are indeed signs for a people who reflect. (Ar-Rum 30:21)

If you don't have love in a marriage, don't stay in the marriage

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)

The sahabah used to kill each other before Islam but loved each other after that

26. BY GIVING YOU AL-ISLAM

They regard as favour upon you (O Muhammad SAW) that they have embraced Islām. Say: "Count not your Islām as a favour upon me. Nay, but Allāh has conferred a favour upon you, that He has guided you to the Faith, if you indeed are true. (Al-Hujurat 49:17)

Some people believe they did Muhammad (saw) a favor by accepting Islam
Allah did you a favor by guiding you to Islam

Umar Ibn Khaatab said: …We were once amongst the lowest of people, but Allaah gave us honour because of Islaam. As soon as we start to seek honour in avenues other than that in which Allaah has granted us honour, Allaah will then humiliate us." [Mustadrak al-Hakim (1/130) No. 207]

Mustadrak means to fix a mistake that was made in history
The Mustadrak Al-Hakim is a compilation of hadiths that Bukhari rejected
It available in Arabic only
50 fabricated hadith are in this book, but most are sahih

27. ALLAH HAS HONORED US WITH SPOUSES

These spouses are of our own kind
Not Jinns, human beings like you.

And among His Signs is this, that He created for you wives from among yourselves, that you may find repose in them, and He has put between you affection and mercy. Verily, in that are indeed signs for a people who reflect. (Ar-Rum 30:21)

If there is an evil omen, it is in houses, spouses and horses;
Because people envy you for these things, more than anything else

Ibn Umar (RA) narrated: ‘Evil omen was mentioned before the Prophet; he (the Holy Prophet) said, “If there was [such thing as] bad omens in anything, they would have been in houses, spouses and horses.” [al-Bukhari (5093) and Muslim (2225)]

28. DIFFERENT LANGUAGES AND COLORS

Why do people find New York and London exciting to live in?
Because it is a multi-cultural society

And among His Signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the difference of your languages and colours. Verily, in that are indeed signs for men of sound knowledge. (Ar-Rum 30:22)

A society where everyone looks the same is a boring society.

29. ALLAH HAS HONORED US WITH THE ARABIC LANGUAGE

Verily, We have sent it down as an Arabic Qur'ān in order that you may understand. (Yusuf 12:2)

Imam Shafi'i (rh) said: "Every Muslim is obligated to learn the Arabic tongue to the utmost of his power in order [to be able] to profess through it that "There is no Ilah but Allah and Muhammad is His Messenger" and to utter what is mandated upon him, the takbir, and what is commanded, the tasbih, and the tashahhud and others." [al-Risala al-Shafi'i (pg. 47)]

It is fard to learn Arabic and makrooh to speak French, English, German etc

Ibn Taymiyyah said: “As for becoming accustomed to talking to one another in a language other than Arabic, which is the symbol of Islam and the language of the Qur’aan, so that this becomes a habit in the land, with one’s family and household members, with one’s friends, in the marketplace, when addressing government representatives or authority figures or when speaking to people of knowledge, undoubtedly this is makrooh (disliked), because it involves being like the non-Arabs, which is makrooh, as stated previously. Hence when the early Muslims went to live in Syria and Egypt, where the people spoke Byzantine Greek, and in Iraq and Khurasaan, where the people spoke Farsi, and the Maghrib (North Africa) where the people spoke Berber, they taught the people of those countries to speak Arabic, so that Arabic became the prevalent language in those lands, and all the people, Muslim and kaafir alike, spoke Arabic. Such was also the case in Khurasaan in the past, then they became lax with regard to the language and got used to speaking Farsi until it became prevalent and Arabic was forgotten by most of them. Undoubtedly this is makrooh. (Iqtidaa’ al-Siraat al-Mustaqeem, 2/207)

30. ALLAH HAS BLESSED US WITH HALAL THINGS TO UTILIZE

And indeed We have honoured the Children of Adam, and We have carried them on land and sea, and have provided them with At-Taiyibāt (lawful good things), and have preferred them above many of those whom We have created with a marked preference. (Al-Isra 17:70)

Halal food, drinks, wives etc.

31. ALLAH HAS BLESSED US WITH OFFSPRING

People are divided into 5 categories in regards to offspring:
Some of us, Allah gives us boys alone
Others girls alone
Others boys and girls
Some of us have a child which is deformed
Some of us were made barren - no kids
The best category is those who were blessed with boys and girls