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Who Are You – Part 1
By Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
Monday, 30th March 2015

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This topic will give you an understanding of the characteristics of the Ummah
Some people (Muslims) have an identity crisis
And we don’t want you to have an identity crisis
They don’t know if they are black first and Muslim second
Indian first and Muslim second etc
Or are they Muslim first

Some people promote Black Nationalism
Some hang on to their culture, not Quran and Sunnah
I feel sorry for them because they are
Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) doesn't want you to have an identity crisis
So Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) told you who you are in 22:78:

…It is He (Allah) Who has named you Muslims both before and in this (the Qur'an), that the Messenger (Muhammad SAW) may be a witness over you and you be witnesses over mankind!... (Al-Hajj 22:78)

Today people call themselves dodgy names like
Salafi, Tablighi, brelvis, soofis, etc and these are nowhere in the Quran
These names are bid'ah

Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) has called you Muslim
So call yourself Muslims
To call yourself a member of ahlu Sunnah wal jama’a is ok
It means you stick to the juma'a because the word jama’a is not bid’ah
The rasul (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) spoke about it

الحديث الثامن والعشرون
«عن أبي نجيح العرباض بن سارية رضي الله تعالى عنه قال: وعظنا رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم موعظة وجلت منها القلوب وذرفت منها العيون، فقلنا: يا رسول الله كأنها موعظة مودع فأوصنا، قال أوصيكم بتقوى الله عز وجل والسمع والطاعة وإن تأمر عليكم عبد،
 فإنه من يعش منكم فسيري اختلافا كثيرا، فعليكم بسنتي وسنة الخلفاء الراشدين المهديين عضوا عليها بالنواجذ، وإياكم ومحدثات الأمور فإن كل بدعة ضلالة» .
رواه أبو داود والترمذي وقال: حديث حسن صحيح.

On the authority of Abu Najeeh al-’Irbaad ibn Saariyah (RA) who said: The Messenger of Allah (SAW) gave us a sermon by which our hearts were filled with fear and tears came to our eyes. So we said, "O Messenger of Allah! It is as though this is a farewell sermon, so counsel us." He (SAW) said, "I counsel you to have taqwa (fear) of Allah, and to listen and obey [your leader], even if a slave were to become your ameer. Verily he among you who lives long will see great controversy, so you must keep to my Sunnah and to the Sunnah of the Khulafa ar-Rashideen (the rightly guided caliphs), those who guide to the right way. Cling to it stubbornly [literally: with your molar teeth]. Beware of newly invented matters [in the religion], for verily every bidah (innovation) is misguidance." It was related by Abu Dawud and at-Tirmidhi, who said that it was a good and sound hadith.

So if you travel to a country, the first question you ask is
Where is the masjid that preaches the haqq.
Because you are not allowed to pray behind people like the Brelvis
If you are the only one in the country on haqq, then you are a jama’a
One man can be the jama'ah in a country



One day, the Prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) was in Madina with his sahabah
A funeral procession passed by and they commented
He commented on what they said as stated in following hadith

Anas Ibn Malik narrated, "A funeral procession passed by and they were praising the dead man. The Prophet (SAW), said, 'It is mandatory.' Then another passed and they were speaking ill of the dead man. He said, 'It is mandatory.' 'Umar ibn al-Khattab said, 'What is mandatory?' He said, 'You praised this one, and so the Garden is mandatory for him and you spoke evil of this one, so the Fire is mandatory for him. You are the witnesses of Allah on the earth.’" [al-Bukhari (1367) and Muslim (949)]

You will also testify against the previous people in the hereafter
The people of Nuh (‘alayhi salatu wa salam) worshipped idols
They were the first to worship idols
They will say no one told them about tawheed

Ibn 'Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: "Between Noah (Noah) and Adam were ten generations, all of them were upon Sharee'ah (law) of the truth, and then they differed. So Allah sent prophets as bringers of good news and as warners." [Related by Ibn Jareer at-Tabaree in his tafseer (4/275) No. 4048 and al-Haakim (2/596) No. 4009 who said: "It is authentic according to the criterion of al-Bukhari." Adh-Dhahabe also agreed]

Nuh (‘alayhi salatu wa salam) spent 950 years speaking about tawheed
But they will deny that he called them to tauheed all those years

Ibn Mas'ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said, "Whatever the Muslims see as good is good with Allah, Whatever the Muslims see as bad, Allah sees as bad." [Mustadrak al-Haakim (3/83) No. 4465, classed as Sahih by Adh-Dhahabee]

This is an athar (the sayings of the sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum))
Hadith is the sayings of the Prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam)
Israelliyyah are the sayings of the Jews
Don’t reject the Israelliyyah, say Allahu Alim


You are better than the Ummah of Abraham, Musa, Isa, Nuh etc (‘alayhim salatu wa salam)

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.
(Aali Imran 3:110)

You are the best because of three reasons:
1. You believe in Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala)
2. You enjoin the good
3. You forbid the evil

The Muslims are the only people that believe in Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) properly
We describe Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) with His 99 Names and Attributes
Because the Jews and Christians give Him attributes that do not befit Him

A Jew said Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) is poor, Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) punched him in the face

(Verily Allah heard the saying of those who said…) [3:181]. ‘Ikrimah, al-Suddi and Muqatil ibn Ishaq related that, one day, Abu Bakr al-Siddiq entered a Jewish place of study and found a group of Jewish people gathered around one of them called Finhas ibn ‘Azura, who was one of their doctors. Abu Bakr said to Finhas: “Fear Allah and embrace Islam, for by Allah you know well that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah who has brought the truth to you from Allah. He is mentioned in your Torah; so believe and accept the truth and grant Allah a goodly offering and He will make you enter the Garden and multiply your reward”. Finhas responded: “O Abu Bakr, you claim that our Lord is asking us to lend Him our wealth. Yet, it is only the poor who borrow from the rich. And if what you say is true, it follows that Allah is poor and we are rich, for if He were rich He would not ask us to lend Him our wealth”. Abu Bakr al-Siddiq, may Allah be well pleased with him, became very angry and struck the face of Finhas with a mighty blow. He then said to him: “By Him in whose Hand is my soul, if it were not for the treaty between us, O enemy of Allah, I would have killed you”. Finhas went to the Messenger of Allah, Allah bless him and give him peace, and said: “O Muhammad! Look at what your companion has done to me”. The Messenger of Allah, Allah bless him and give him peace, asked Abu Bakr: “What has driven you to do what you have done?” He said: “O Messenger of Allah, this enemy of Allah has said something very serious. He claimed that Allah is poor and they are rich. I therefore got angry for the sake of Allah and hit his face”. But Finhas denied that he ever uttered those words, and so Allah, exalted is He, revealed this verse (Verily Allah heard the saying of those who said…) to give the lie to Finhas and to confirm that Abu Bakr al-Siddiq said the truth. ‘Abd al-Qahir ibn Tahir informed us> Abu ‘Amr ibn Matar> Ja‘far ibn al-Layth al-Ziyadi> Hudhayfah Musa ibn Mas‘ud> Shibl> Ibn Abi Najih> Mujahid who said: “This verse was revealed about the Jews; Abu Bakr, may Allah be well pleased with him, had struck the face of one of their men who said ‘Allah is poor and we are rich’ ”. Shibl commented: “I was informed that this man was Finhas the Jew, and it is also this man who said: (Allah’s hand is fettered) [5:64]”. [Asbab Al-Nuzul by Al-Wahidi , trans. Mokrane Guezzou]

Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) then revealed the following ayah:

Indeed, Allāh has heard the statement of those (Jews) who say: "Truly, Allāh is poor and we are rich!" We shall record what they have said and their killing of the Prophets unjustly, and We shall say: "Taste you the torment of the burning (Fire)." (Aali Imran 3:181)

The Jews also claim that Allah’s (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) Hands are tied

The Jews say: "Allāh's Hand is tied up (i.e. He does not give and spend of His Bounty)." Be their hands tied up and be they accursed for what they uttered. Nay, both His Hands are widely outstretched. He spends (of His Bounty) as He wills. Verily, the Revelation that has come to you from Allāh increases in most of them their obstinate rebellion and disbelief. We have put enmity and hatred amongst them till the Day of Resurrection. Every time they kindled the fire of war, Allāh extinguished it; and they (ever) strive to make mischief on earth. And Allāh does not like the Mufsidûn (mischief­makers). (Al-Ma'idah 5:64)

The Christians say Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) begot a son

They (Jews, Christians and pagans) say: "Allāh has begotten a son (children)." Glory be to Him! He is Rich (Free of all wants). His is all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. No warrant you have for this. Do you say against Allāh what you know not. (Yunus 10:68)

They speak a lot of other rubbish about Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala)
You have tauheed asmaa wa sifaat which teaches you His Names and Attributes
But they don’t have this hence, they make these claims

The Prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) said to enjoin the right and forbid the wrong
Or you will be like the people in the boat as stated below

Prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) said, “The metaphor of a person who complies with Allah’s orders and prohibitions in comparison to those who violate them is like the metaphor of some people who drew lots for their seats in a boat. Some of them were given seats on the upper deck, and the others on the lower deck. When those on the lower deck needed water, they would have had to go up to fetch the water, so they said, ‘Let us make a hole in our part of the ship and save those who are above us from our troubling them.’ If the people on the upper deck let the others do what they suggested, all the people in the boat would be destroyed, but if they prevented them, both groups would be safe." Al-Bukhari, 5 / 132; At-Tirmidhi, 9/19.

The prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) used this example,
Because he was the greatest teacher to walk earth


Thus We have made you [true Muslims - real believers of Islāmic Monotheism, true followers of Prophet Muhammad and his Sunnah (legal ways)], a Wasat (just) (and the best) nation, that you be witnesses over mankind and the Messenger (Muhammad) be a witness over you.. (Al-Baqarah 2:143)

Because you are a balanced nation, you are not an extremist in anything
Therefore, you are in the middle between the Jews and the Christians
The Jews reject Jesus (‘alayhi salatu wa salam) and call him a bastard child
And they say Maryam (‘alayha salam) was a harlot
They also say Jesus (‘alayhi salatu wa salam) was a fake prophet

The Christians say that Jesus (‘alayhi salatu wa salam) was God in flesh
That God manifested Himself in the form Jesus (‘alayhi salatu wa salam)
They worship Jesus as a second God besides Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala)
A Christian is a pagan because they worship 3 Gods - The father, son and Holy Ghost
Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) said:

Surely, they have disbelieved who say: "Allāh is the Messiah ['Iesa (Jesus)] (Al-Ma'idah 5:72)

We believe he was a prophet and a servant of Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala)

You are in the middle between the khawaarij and the murji'a
The Khawaarij (puritan) takes away your hope
If you should commit a major sin (drink alcohol or zina)
He makes takfir on you and takes away your hope
He has no mercy
Even though Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) told you not to give up hope
He will forgive EVERY sin even SHIRK as long as
You make taubah before you die

Say: "O 'Ibādī (My slaves) who have transgressed against themselves (by committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allāh, verily Allāh forgives all sins. Truly, He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Az-Zumar 39:53)

The only time you can make takfir on a Muslim is if the sin he committed was major kufr
Like spying for the infidels, insult the Prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam)
Or the Quran which is apostasy
However, if a person should die a mushrik he cannot be forgiven on judgement day

Verily, Allāh forgives not that partners should be set up with him in worship, but He forgives except that (anything else) to whom He pleases, and whoever sets up partners with Allāh in worship, he has indeed invented a tremendous sin. (An-Nisa 4:48)

This ayah means if you die committing shirk, there is no hope for you.
However, if you make tawbah before you die you can be forgiven

The murji is a happy go lucky Muslim - liberal
But the khawarij is a puritan
He takes away your hope
While the murji gives you all the hope you can think of
One is too unforgiven, and the other is too forgiven

We are in the middle between these two groups
As for the sinner, we say because his sin is not major kufr, you are a Muslim in the dunya
And in the hereafter, you are under the will of Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala)
If Allah wishes, He can put you in the hellfire as long as He wishes
Or forgive you and send you straight to Paradise

Because Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) sends to Paradise who He wants
And He sends to Hell who He wants and no one can veto Allah
Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) is Maliki Yawmidden (The Master of Judgement Day)

You are between the spiritualist and the materialist

The spiritualist spends all his time in the masjid, reading Quran, fasting, praying
But will never work to feed his wife and children
He comes to the Masjid on a Friday and begs
If you ask him to work, he says he will never work for the kuffaar

When Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was a caliph
He saw a man in the masjid for all salah
He asked him who feeds his family and the man said his brother
Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) told him to go get a job
In some hadith Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) kicked the man with his foot

It is unislamic for you to be a dead-beat
No money, no job, no profession and no ambition
If you are a dead-beat you should go to the frontline

Abdourahman Ibn Awf (radiyallahu ‘anhu) wasn’t a deadbeat
Hence he turned down the offer of Sa’d (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

Anas (RA) narrated: When Abdul Rahman ibn Awf (RA) came to Madinah, Allah’s Messenger (SAW) established fraternal ties between him and Sa’d ibn Rabi.’ He said to him, “Come, I will apportion to you my wealth, half of it. And, I have two wives, so I will divorce one of them and when she completes her waiting period, you may marry her. But, he said, ‘May Allah bless you in your family and your wealth. Guide me to the market.” So, he led him to the market... [Bukhari 2048, Tirmidhi 1940]

Why did he say "show me to the marketplace"? Because he wasn't a dead-beat
They expect 3 meals a day and don't give the women a penny to go shopping
They propose to the prettiest girls and they play the race card
When they are rejected

As for the spiritualist, didn't Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) tell you to have fun?

But seek, with that (wealth) which Allāh has bestowed on you, the home of the Hereafter, and forget not your portion of legal enjoyment in this world (Al-Qasas 28:77)

So for you to be in the masjid every day is unIslamic because Allah says to have fun.
Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) doesn't want you to be boring
Many of you are very boring like the Buddhist and catholic monks
Even though they have fun in secret

If the spiritualist has lost the middle path by spending all his time in the masjid
The materialist lost it by spending all his time at work
He also lost the middle path
He spends all his time making money until he misses 50+ jummuah
Because of loving the dunya so much
He will prefer to take Thursday off and work on Fridays
Because he ‘makes more money’ on Fridays 

Abu Al-Ja’d Ad-Damri – who was one of the companions – narrated that Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) said, “Whoever leaves three Friday prayers, considering it insignificant, Allah will place a seal upon his heart.”Hadith No. 1052, Book of Salat, Suan Abu Dawud, Vol. 1.

You should make arrangements with your boss to be able to attend Jumuah salah
You don’t have to attend the khutbah
You have committed a crime in Islam if you miss 3 jumuah consecutively

To work and feed your family is an act of ibada
The spiritualist spends all his time in the masjid and the materialist spend all his time at work

There is no such thing as a free romance
The people who enter the paradise will get two wives
This man prayed 5 times a day, fast for ramadhan and made hajj
These things costs money at most
The man who gets 72 virgins in paradise is a shaheed who gave his life

Verily, Allāh has purchased of the believers their lives and their properties; for the price that theirs shall be the Paradise. They fight in Allāh's Cause, so they kill (others) and are killed. (At-Tawbah 9:111)

You are in the middle between the jabri'ah and the qadriyyah
The jabri'ah is called the fatalist
They think they cannot escape Qadr and blame Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala)
For whatever they do
The kuffaar of Quraish also made this claim

Those who took partners (in worship) with Allāh will say: "If Allāh had willed, we would not have taken partners (in worship) with Him. (Al-An'am 6:148)

They blamed qadr for worshipping idols in the above ayah
They are jabri'ah

When Salman Rushdie wrote his book criticizing Islam
The kuffaar said it was Qadr

The Qadriyyah say Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) didn't predestine anything
They deny Qadr
Ibn Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) was pulling Zam Zam water
When someone told him about these people
Ibn Abbas said to take him to them to dig out their eyes
When they die, don't bury them in the graveyard of the Muslim

"I went to Ibn `Abbas and found him drawing water from the well of Zamzam. The bottom of his clothes was wet with the water of Zamzam and I said to him, `They talked about Al-Qadar (some denied it).' He asked, `Have they done this' I said, `Yes.' He said, `By Allah! This Ayah was revealed only about them, ("Taste you the touch of Hell!'' Verily, We have created all things with Qadar.) They are the worst members of this Ummah. Do not visit those who fall ill among them or pray the Funeral prayer for those among them who die. If I saw one of them, I would pluck out his eyes with these two fingers of mine.'' [Ibn Kathir agreed Tirmidhi]

You are in the middle between the monk and the gigolo
The monk refuses to get married and stays away from women
Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) didn't tell them to do that

But the Monasticism which they invented for themselves, We did not prescribe for them, but (they sought it) only to please Allāh therewith, but that they did not observe it with the right observance. So We gave those among them who believed, their (due) reward, but many of them are Fāsiqûn (rebellious, disobedient to Allāh). (Al-Hadid 57:27)

I've seen many priests taken away to prison because they molest kids
These pedophiles like to work at orphanages because they have no one to protect them
The monk is misguided
Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) said they practice a cursed innovation

The Prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) said marriage is his sunnah
Marriage is fard if you have sexual needs
Marriage is Sunnah if you do not have sexual needs

"I marry women. Whoever turns away from my Sunnah is not of me.” (Trans Sahih al Bukhari (Arabic/English) Vol 7 Book 67 hadith 5063. Sahih-Muslim, English translation Vol 2 pg 703 No.3236)

Some wicked scholars say a gay can be a Muslim
If you preach this and they go and open their gay mosque
You can’t blame them because you gave them the greenlight
But Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) has made takfir on the gays

So We brought out from therein the believers. (Adh-Dhariyat 51:35)
But We found not there any household of the Muslims except one [i.e. Lout (Lot) and his two daughters]. (Adh-Dhariyat 51:36)

Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) said that the angels couldn’t find one muslim home
Except the one for Lut and his daughters
The wicked scholars cannot refute the above ayah


Muhammad (SAW) is the Messenger of Allāh, and those who are with him are severe against disbelievers, and merciful among themselves…. (Al-Fath 48:29)


If you worship Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) for Love only, you are a Sufi
If you worship Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) for Fear only, you are a khawaarij
If you worship Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) for Hope only, you are a murji
You worship Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) with a combination of three things
You love Allah, you fear the hellfire and you hope for Jannat
Because you the middle nation

A sufi will tell you to your face that he only loves Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala)
But he doesn’t fear Him
But you are not like them because you are a balanced nation


Because when you recite surah Fatiha, you say:

You (Alone) we worship, and You (Alone) we ask for help (for each and everything). (Al-Fatihah 1:5)

You recite it, you believe in it and you practice it
Why? Because you are Muslim by conviction, not by culture
I despise Muslims by culture but I love Muslims by conviction
Muslims by culture don't know what they are reciting
They don't know the 5 pillars of Islam, 6 pillars of Iman or the 7 conditions of shahada


As one Muslim, you are fallible. But not as an Ummah

“Verily Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) will not make Muhammad’s Community agree on error.”al-Hakim narrated it in the Mustadrak al Hakim vol 1 pg 116  with a sound (sahih) chain.


Shyness is a branch of imaan

Narrated by Abu Huraira (radiyallahu ‘anhu): The Prophet said, "Faith (Belief) consists of more than sixty branches (i.e. parts). And Haya is a part of faith." (Bukhari)

When a woman is loud mouth and use curse words, she is not a lady.
No one will marry her

Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) 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]


You pray diligently
Why? Because when you get up from ruku, your back is straight like a ruler
If you don’t do the acts properly, you are a thief

"The worst thief is one who steals in his prayer." Then the companions asked, "How can someone steal from his prayer?" Prophet (SAW) answered, "He does not complete his Ruku and Sadjah with perfection." [Musnad Ahmad (5/310) No. 22695, Sunan Darimi (1/350) No. 1328, Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah (1/331) No. 663]

The man who prays improperly is stealing from his salah as mentioned in the above hadith


The British call it crap and the Americans call it bull****

The one who doesn’t pay his zakat will have snakes biting him in the grave

"Whoever is made wealthy by Allah and does not pay the Zakat of his wealth, and then on the Day of Resurrection his wealth will be made like a bald-headed poisonous male snake with two black spots over the eyes. The snake will encircle his neck and bite his cheeks and say, 'I am your wealth, I am your treasure.' (Bukhari Volume 2, Book 24, Number 486.)

And those who hoard up gold and silver [Al-Kanz: the money, the Zakāt of which has not been paid], and spend it not in the Way of Allāh, -announce unto them a painful torment. (At-Tawbah 9:34)


You safeguard your private parts from illegal sexual intercourse
I was in South Africa in 2008 and I was told that
Everyday 1000 people die of Aids; that is like 3 jumper jets crashing

A man crashed a plane into a mountain killing 150 people.
He was a narcissist, Jew-atheist, gay
All the media is talking about is this guy and the plane
This is so boring; why not talk about something else
Why don’t you talk about the innocent people being killed in Iraq and Syria?
You the kuffaar, if you love life so much why do you pick on Muslims?
Muslims aren’t afraid to die
They kill themselves and kill you

This man is gay and atheist so they will never use the word terrorism
This was gay terrorism
This gay crashed a plane killing 150 people
I don’t feel sorry for the kuffaar. You know why?
They preach to be gay is normal
So he said, ‘since you preach that gay is normal, let me show you what the gays do’
And BOOM he crashed the plane
You are not allowed to feel sorry for the kuffaar
They are licking their wounds
Belief kills and cures, their belief has killed them


You don’t break your promises
If we can't trust you, you have no deen
If we lend you £1000, you don't pay it back
You are a thief and we can’t trust you

"There is no faith for the one who has no amanah (trust) and no religion for the one who does not keep his promises." [Musnad Ahmad (3/135) No. 12406, al-Sunan al-Kubra al-Bayhaqi (9/387) No. 18851]

Abu Huraira narrated the Prophet (SAW) said: “The one who gets married with the intention not to pay dowry to his wife is a fornicator. And the one who borrows money with the intention not to pay back is a thief.” [Ibn Hibban in ‘al-Majruheen’ (2/261) No. 941]

Some on you are worse than CNN, you can't keep a secret

The Prophet said, "The signs of a hypocrite are three: 1. Whenever he speaks, he tells a lie. 2. Whenever he promises, he always breaks it (his promise ). 3. If you trust him, he proves to be dishonest. (If you keep something as a trust with him, he will not return it.)" Bukhari :: Book 1 :: Volume 2 :: Hadith 34

Successful indeed are the believers. (Al-Mu'minun 23:1)
Those who offer their Salāt (prayers) with all solemnity and full submissiveness. (Al-Mu'minun 23:2)
And those who turn away from Al-Laghw (dirty, false, evil vain talk, falsehood, and all that Allāh has forbidden). (Al-Mu'minun 23:3)
And those who pay the Zakāt . (Al-Mu'minun 23:4)
And those who guard their chastity (i.e. private parts, from illegal sexual acts) (Al-Mu'minun 23:5)
Except from their wives or (the captives and slaves) that their right hands possess, for then, they are free from blame; (Al-Mu'minun 23:6)
But whoever seeks beyond that, then those are the transgressors; (Al-Mu'minun 23:7)
Those who are faithfully true to their Amanāt (all the duties which Allāh has ordained, honesty, moral responsibility and trusts etc.)[] and to their covenants; (Al-Mu'minun 23:8)
And those who strictly guard their (five compulsory congregational) Salawāt (prayers) (at their fixed stated hours). (Al-Mu'minun 23:9)
These are indeed the inheritors. (Al-Mu'minun 23:10)
Who shall inherit the Firdaus (Paradise). They shall dwell therein forever. (Al-Mu'minun 23:11)


The first thing Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) will ask you about
On Day Of Judgement are your 5 daily prayers

“The first thing the people will be accountable for on the Day of Judgment is prayer, Allah will say to His angels (even though he already knows) : “Look at my servants prayers. Were they complete or not?” If they were complete It will be written as complete. If they were not fully complete Allah will say: “See if my servant has voluntary prayers, If he has them Allah will say: Complete his obligatory prayers shortage with his voluntary prayers.” Then the rest of his deeds will be dealt with in the same manner.” [Reported by Imams Ahmad, Abu Dawood, An-Nisa'i, and Al-Hakim]

Question 1: Sheikh is zakat fardh for muslim women who are not married?

Answer 1: Marriage doesn't impact on zakat
What impacts on zakat is poverty
If you are poor, you don't pay zakat, you receive it
If you have $1000 in savings, you pay $25.
If you have $2000 in savings, you pay $50
You pay 2.5% of your savings

The Christians charge 10% to spread kufr

Question 2: Salamun Alaika sheikh. There are so many people who say the shahadah and don't pray or attend juma'a, were there sahabah who were like that?

Answer 2: No sahabah was like this
Even the hypocrites used to go to Jumuah
The leader of the hypocrites, Abdullah Ibn Ubayy, also attended the Jumuah
If you don’t pray you are a kafir as per the ayah the below
Salah is a criterion to be accepted as a muslims
Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) said you need 3 conditions to accept their revert

But if they repent, perform As-Salāt (Iqāmat-as-Salāt) and give Zakāt, then they are your brethren in religion. (In this way) We explain the Ayāt (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) in detail for a people who know. (At-Tawbah 9:11)

Jabir reports that the Prophet (SAW) said, "Between a person and disbelief is discarding prayer." (Related by Ahmad, Muslim, Abu Dawud, at-Tirmizhi and Ibn Majah.)
Buraidah reported that the Prophet (SAW) said, "The pact between us and them is prayer. Whoever abandons it is a disbeliever." (Related by Ahmad, Abu Dawud, at-Tirmizhi, anNasa'i and Ibn Majah.)
They have to stop the shirk they are commiting,
There is no such thing as a non-practicing Muslim
You have to practice or you are a kaafir

Three conditions: stop practicing shirk, perform 5 daily prayers and pay the zakah

Question 3: If I didn’t give my wife her dowry because I’m saving up for it, am I considered a fornicator?

Answer 3: You are not a fornicator because it is your intention to pay the dowry
You are only a fornicator if you marry the girl with the intention not to pay the dowry.

Abu Huraira narrated the Prophet (SAW) said: “The one who gets married with the intention not to pay dowry to his wife is a fornicator. And the one who borrows money with the intention not to pay back is a thief.” [Ibn Hibban in ‘al-Majruheen’ (2/261) No. 941]

Question 4: Salaam alakum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu, may Allah preserve you sheikh. If a person is gay and muslim but knows that being gay is haram and dies upon this, is he still a kaffir?

Answer 5: There is no such thing as a gay Muslim
There is no evidence to support that a gay can be a Muslim
When Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was the Caliph, he caught gays
They burned their bodies and refused to do janazah over them
Any man who became a gay and refuses to make tawbah before he dies (dies in that state), His family has to cremate him because you don’t know what disease they may be carrying

There is a difference of opinion concerning the punishment for the one who commits sodomy. The following are the opinions that were mentioned by Imam Ash-Shawkani in "Nayl Al-Awtar" , Vol. 7/p122-124.
1) That he is killed with the sword, then burnt. This is narrated from Abu Bakr and 'Ali Ibn Abi Talib.

2) That they are burned. This was narrated by Al-Bayhaqi, that Abu Bakr gathered the Sahabah and 'Ali mentioned this, and the Sahabah agreed upon it. It was also mentioned by Al-Munthiri that it was done by Abu Bakr, 'Ali, 'Abdullah Ibn Az-Zubayr, and Hisham Ibn 'Abdil-Malik.

3) That he is stoned, then burnt with fire. This is narrated from the Sahabah agreeing upon it in the time of Abu Bakr.

The hikmah behind burning the body is because
The family may want to bury the body in the graveyard of the Muslim.
If the body is burned to ashes, this is not possible.

So We brought out from therein the believers. (Adh-Dhariyat 51:35)
But We found not there any household of the Muslims except one [i.e. Lout (Lot) and his two daughters]. (Adh-Dhariyat 51:36)

Question 5: I met a pious Arab man who was being stern calling out to some brothers at the masjid. He claimed certain ones were not making wudoo at all or that they were not real Muslims. I thought he was being racist or harsh. But he told me that he sees darkness in those men. Later one was discovered to be a pimp, a second was a Zaani hitting on Muslim women, and a third was not making wudoo. subhanAllah

Answer 5: The one who didn't make wudu is a spy
It is easy to know a spy
They can't make wudu properly
These people were fake muslims

Question 6: What if a muslim is fighting the urge of being gay and is caught in the action but wants to repent. What is ruling on him?

Answer 6: Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) forgives all sins

Say: "O 'Ibādī (My slaves) who have transgressed against themselves (by committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allāh, verily Allāh forgives all sins. Truly, He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Az-Zumar 39:53)

Homosexuality is a disease that can be treated
All the diseases of the heart can be treated
All addictions can be treated
Although some addictions are more addictive than others
Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) forgives All sins, so don't give up hope
Some people give up homosexuality for marriage
They get married and have kids

You can google ‘ex-gays’ and you will see those who have given up this disease 

Who Are You – Part 2
By Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
Wednesday, 1st April 2015

Notes typed live by AT19
Edited and formatted by AT38


Many people insult Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) and apostate when they are faced with a calamity

And certainly, We shall test you with something of fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives and fruits, but give glad tidings to As-Sābirin (the patient ones, etc.). (Al-Baqarah 2:155)

Who, when afflicted with calamity, say: "Truly! To Allāh we belong and truly, to Him we shall return." (Al-Baqarah 2:156)

You should say ‘Truly! To Allāh (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) we belong And truly, to Him we shall return’, from the first strike of a calamity
Not after some time that you have already said and acted in ways inappropriate  
The believer is patient in times of calamity
Because of that, the rasul (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) said:

Suhayb Ibn Sinan narrated the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “Wonderful are the affairs of a believer; for there is good in every affair of his; this is not the case with anyone else except a believer. If he has an occasion to feel delight, he thanks (Allah), thus there is good for him in it. If he suffers affliction, he endures patiently, which is good for him. [Sahih Muslim (4/2295) No. 2999]

So the believer in thankful in times of blessings
And patient during calamities


Tawakkul means to put your complete trust in Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala)
The munafiqoon said to the believers that a huge army was coming to fight them
This was before the battle of Uhud but this only increased their trust in Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) as related in the following ayah

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)

This believer should be like the bird in his trust in Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala)

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]


Prophet Yaqub (‘alayhi salatu wa salam) said to his sons:

"O my sons! Go you and enquire about Yusuf (Joseph) and his brother, and never give up hope of Allah's Mercy. Certainly no one despairs of Allah's Mercy, except the people who disbelieve." (Yusuf 12:87)

A sincere believer doesn't despair, because Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) told you in 39:53
That you should never despair

Say: "O 'Ibadi (My slaves) who have transgressed against themselves (by committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allah, verily Allah forgives all sins. Truly, He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Az-Zumar 39:53)

Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) forgives even Shirk,
As long as you make your tawbah before you die
So you are not allowed to despair from His mercy


You practice al walaa al baraa
A munafiq cannot practice al walaa al baraa
They call it hate speech and when they attend a khutbah talking it
They will never return to that masjid again because he can’t practice it
Every Muslim is a hater because you love what is good and you hate what is evil
This hatred is called holy hatred
Why? Because you love and hate for the sake of Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala)
Not for the sake of your nafs (personal gains)


Abu Huraira (RA) narrated the Prophet (SAW) said: "A believer is not bitten from the same hole twice.” [Related by al-Bukhari (6133) and Muslim (2998)]

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)

Firaasa (insight) is the ability to look in the face of a man and being able to tell he is a fake Muslim


Hujjah means Evidence from the Quran and Sunnah
Therefore you do not make ijtihad when the text is clear
The evidences for surrendering to the hujjah are 33:36 and 4:65

It is not for a believer, man or woman, when Allah and His Messenger have decreed a matter that they should have any option in their decision. And whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger, he has indeed strayed in a plain error. (Al-Ahzab 33:36)

But no, by your Lord, they can have no Faith, until they make you (O Muhammad SAW) judge in all disputes between them, and find in themselves no resistance against your decisions, and accept (them) with full submission. (An-Nisa 4:65)

If Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) and the Rasool (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) says anything
You don't argue against it and try to look ways to water it down
But a munafiq (hypocrite) is extremely rebellious to Quran and Sunnah
He always has ifs and buts to argues against the hujjah
If a hypocrite quotes a Qur’anic verse and puts a spin on it,
You didn't argue with the hujjah if you reject his explanation
Because he didn't explain the verse properly
That is his tafsir and his tafsir isn't real, it is fake
He puts a spin on it, he spins it out of context

However, if a sincere scholar explains the Qur’anic verse he gives you the proper tafsir of it And you argue, then you are arguing with the hujjah

O you who believe! Raise not your voices above the voice of the Prophet (SAW), nor speak aloud to him in talk as you speak aloud to one another, lest your deeds may be rendered fruitless while you perceive not. (Al-Hujurat 49:2)

One of the characteristics of a sincere believer is, he doesn't argue with the hujjah


The evidence is 4:140

And it has already been revealed to you in the Book (this Qur'an) that when you hear the Verses of Allah being denied and mocked at, then sit not with them, until they engage in a talk other than that; (but if you stayed with them) certainly in that case you would be like them. Surely, Allah will collect the hypocrites and disbelievers all together in Hell, (An-Nisa 4:140)

If you sit at a gathering where Allah’s (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) deen is being ridiculed
And you feel comfortable; you are guilty of being like them
Meaning you become a kaafir like them

And when you (Muhammad SAW) see those who engage in a false conversation about Our Verses (of the Qur'an) by mocking at them, stay away from them till they turn to another topic. And if Shaitan (Satan) causes you to forget, then after the remembrance sit not you in the company of those people who are the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong­doers, etc.). (Al-An'am 6:68)

This also proves that a sincere believer will never sit at a gathering where Allah’s (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) deen is being ridiculed

When you come to paltalk, you should not go to those rooms where
The deen is being mocked and ridiculed
You may think that you are having harmless fun but that is not the case
This is a serious matter

Don't go to the Christian rooms in Paltalk, they will only red dot you
They don't like to be exposed.
So they won’t allow you to debate them


If you are selling a car with a fault, you tell the Muslim the fault
Don’t cheat the Muslim

Abu Hurayra (RA) reported that the Messenger of Allah (SAW), said, "Anyone who carries arms against us is not one of us. Anyone who cheats us is not one of us." [Sahih Muslim, Book 1, Hadith #182]


Abu Hurayra (RA) reported that the Messenger of Allah (SAW), said, "Anyone who carries arms against us is not one of us. Anyone who cheats us is not one of us." [Sahih Muslim, Book 1, Hadith #182]

You are not allowed to fight a Muslim not even as a joke


In some Muslim countries, every village has a magician
In Morocco, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan etc
And they use their magic to break up man from wife
Or make a beautiful woman fall in love with a dead-beat man who is ugly

….And from these (angels) people learn that by which they cause separation between man and his wife, but they could not thus harm anyone except by Allāh's Leave. And they learn that which harms them and profits them not. And indeed they knew that the buyers of it (magic) would have no share in the Hereafter. And how bad indeed was that for which they sold their ownselves, if they but knew. (Al-Baqarah 2:102)

These people advertise their skills in the newspapers and they call themselves Shaikh
They put things like:
"If you want to win a court case, come and see me"
“If your wealth is stolen, come to me to find out who took it”
“If you want a girl to fall in love with you, come to me”
“Are you sick and want to get cured, come to me”
“You have a jinn problem, come to me”
“Do you want to get rich, come to me”

These are the type of things they put out as advertisement
Calling out to their kufr and shirk
When they advertise their skills, they advertise many concerns
You have to pay for these services - it's not free
The jinns don’t work for free and neither will they do these for free

The Rasool (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) said:

Jundub (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “The hadd (prescribed punishment) for the practitioner of magic is a blow with the sword (i.e., execution)" [Sunan Tirmidhi (4/60) No. 1460, Sunan al-Daraqutni (4/120) No. 3204, Mustadrak al-Haakim (4/401) No. 8073, al-Sunan al-Kabir al-Bayhaqi (8/234) No. 16500, al-Mu'jam al-Kabir al-Tabarani (2/161) No. 1665]

And Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) said in 2:102

They followed what the Shayatin (devils) gave out (falsely of the magic) in the lifetime of Sulaiman (Solomon). Sulaiman did not disbelieve, but the Shayatin (devils) disbelieved, teaching men magic and such things that came down at Babylon to the two angels, Harut and Marut, but neither of these two (angels) taught anyone (such things) till they had said, "We are only for trial, so disbelieve not (by learning this magic from us)." And from these (angels) people learn that by which they cause separation between man and his wife, but they could not thus harm anyone except by Allah's Leave. And they learn that which harms them and profits them not. And indeed they knew that the buyers of it (magic) would have no share in the Hereafter. And how bad indeed was that for which they sold their ownselves, if they but knew. (Al-Baqarah 2:102)

When you break up man from wife it is called the sihr of separation
If you do black magic (or paid for it to be done), you become a kaafir
Because magic takes you outside of the fold of Islam
It is also one of the 7 major sins

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)]
Killing a Muslim
Stealing from an orphan
Leaving jihad
Slandering a pious Muslimah


Because Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) said 25:63

And the slaves of the Most Beneficent (Allah) are those who walk on the earth in humility and sedateness, and when the foolish address them (with bad words) they reply back with mild words of gentleness. (Al-Furqan 25:63)

Why argue with a person who says "I can make Hajj in Ramadan"?
This is not possible. He is ignorant
And you only disgrace yourself by arguing with them
Don't argue with a person who has made up his own religion.


There is a difference between these two
Tahujjud means you go to sleep and later get up to pray
This has more blessings than Qiyaamul layl
Qiyaamul layl is when you pray before going to bed, you do not rest first for this prayer
It is more difficult to get up for tahujjud after sleeping that is why it has more barakah

And those who spend the night before their Lord, prostrate and standing. (Al-Furqan 25:64)


And those who say: "Our Lord! Avert from us the torment of Hell. Verily! Its torment is ever an inseparable, permanent punishment." (Al-Furqan 25:65)
Evil indeed it (Hell) is as an abode and as a place to dwell. (Al-Furqan 25:66)

The hellfire is only a permanent abode for the kuffaar and the munafiqoon (hypocrites)
A believer asks Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) not to die as a kaafir
A sincere believer constantly thinks about the hellfire and the grave
The grave can have light in it if he does pious deeds
The grave is a garden from one of the gardens of paradise
Or a pit from one of the pits of the hellfire

A munafiq will say hellfire is a myth
There is no such thing as the hellfire
Life after death is also a myth to the munafiq
When you're dead, you're dead, that’s it
However, a munafiq will never speak that way in front of you
Because they are skillful in hiding their hypocrisy
They say with their tongues the opposite of what is in their hearts


And [they are] those who, when they spend, do so not excessively or sparingly but are ever, between that, [justly] moderate (Al-Furqan 25:67) Sahih international.


And those who invoke not any other ilah (god) along with Allah… (Al-Furqan 25:68)

A sincere believer cannot be a grave worshipper
The three grave worshippers of the ummah: Shia, Sufi and Berailvi

Surely, the religion (i.e. the worship and the obedience) is for Allah only. And those who take Auliya' (protectors and helpers) besides Him (say) : "We worship them only that they may bring us near to Allah." Verily, Allah will judge between them concerning that wherein they differ. Truly, Allah guides not him who is a liar, and a disbeliever. (Az-Zumar 39:3)

Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) dismissed them as liars and kuffaar

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

When you make dua to them, you are worshipping them


Because Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) says in 25:68

And those who invoke not any other ilah (god) along with Allah, nor kill such life as Allah has forbidden, except for just cause,
(Al-Furqan 25:68)

Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) also says in 4:93 you have gained His anger and curse
If you should kill an innocent Muslim intentionally

And whoever kills a believer intentionally, his recompense is Hell to abide therein, and the Wrath and the Curse of Allah are upon him, and a great punishment is prepared for him. (An-Nisa 4:93)

الحديث الرابع عشر
«عن ابن مسعود رضي الله تعالى عنه قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم لا يحل دم امرئ مسلم إلا بإحدى ثلاث: الثيب الزاني، والنفس بالنفس، والتارك لدينه المفارق للجماعة» .
رواه البخاري ومسلم.
On the authority of Ibn Masood (RA) who said: The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, "It is not permissible to spill the blood of a Muslim except in three [instances]: the married person who commits adultery, a life for a life, and the one who forsakes his religion and separates from the community." It was related by al-Bukhari and Muslim.

Narrated By 'Abdullah: Allah's Apostle said, "The blood of a Muslim who confesses that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that I am His Apostle, cannot be shed except in three cases: In Qisas for murder, a married person who commits illegal sexual intercourse and the one who reverts from Islam (apostate) and leaves the Muslims." [al-Bukhari (6878) and Muslim (1676)]

If you kill someone intentionally, you should be killed
But if it was unintentional killing, blood money should be paid
In intentional killing, the family can say they want you dead,
Or choose blood money, or the family can forgive you

When I was in Saudi, a man killed a man and the family forgave him.
They asked that he memorise the Quran while in prison and the man did that.
And they forgave him because that was the condition for them to forgive him
They said he was out of touch with Quran that was he committed murder

The family has the power to say what should be done
To kill him/her, to accept blood money or forgive him/her
Not the Qadi court

When Mu’awwiya (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was the Caliph, a child's father was killed.
When the child reached puberty, Mu’awwiya gave the boy the option
To either kill him, take the blood money or forgive him
The boy chose to kill the man so he was killed
Mu’awiyyah was a faqih

Narrated By Ibn Abi Mulaika: Somebody said to Ibn 'Abbas, "Can you speak to the chief of the believers Muwaiya, as he does not pray except one Rak'a as Witr?" Ibn 'Abbas replied, "He is a Faqih (i.e. a learned man who can give religious verdicts)." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 5, Book 57, Hadith 109]


The evidence is 25:68

And those who invoke not any other ilah (god) along with Allah, nor kill such life as Allah has forbidden, except for just cause, nor commit illegal sexual intercourse and whoever does this shall receive the punishment. (Al-Furqan 25:68)

Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) didn't say "Don't commit zina",
He (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) said "DONT COME NEAR ZINA"

And come not near to the unlawful sexual intercourse. Verily, it is a Fahishah [i.e. anything that transgresses its limits (a great sin)], and an evil way (that leads one to Hell unless Allah forgives him). (Al-Isra 17:32)

This commandment is stronger than saying don't commit zina
It means don't even approach the avenues that lead you to zina

Whenever a man and a woman are alone together, the third person is the shaitan

Narrated Umar ibn al-Khattab: The Prophet said, "...Whenever a man is alone with a woman the Devil makes a third..." [Musnad Ahmad (1/26) No. 177, Sunan Tirmidhi (4/465) No. 2165, Mustadrak al-Haakim (1/197) No. 387, Sahih Ibn Hibban (12/399) No. 5586, Nasa'i in 'Sunan al-Kubra' (5/387) No. 9219]

Some people use this hadith to say you cannot talk to the opposite sex on social media
That is an incorrect interpretation of the hadith
But they are correct if your intention in talking to the opposite sex is mischief
But if your intention is dawah, you did nothing wrong
Many brothers and sisters’ marriages were destroyed because of social media


On the authority of Abu Hurairah, who said: The messenger of Allah said “A sign of one’s excellence in his Islam, is ignoring what does not concern him.” [Ahmad, Malik & At-Tirmidhi]

A war is currently going on between Ukraine and Russia
That is none of your business
If you see two kuffaar fighting, it is none of your business
You may try to intervene and get killed
You should only intervene if a Muslim is involve in the fight



O you who believe! Avoid much suspicions, indeed some suspicions are sins. And spy not, neither backbite one another. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? You would hate it (so hate backbiting). And fear Allah. Verily, Allah is the One Who accepts repentance, Most Merciful. (Al-Hujurat 49:12)

The Prophet (pbuh) said: “Do not eavesdrop or spy on one another. Do not rival and envy one another nor despise and shun one another. Be worshippers of Allah and be brothers as Allah has commanded you to be.” [Sahîh al-Bukhârî (5144) and Sahîh Muslim (2563) with the wording as related by Muslim]  
You are not allowed to spy on them even if it is to find their faults

It has been reported that a man was brought before Abdullah bin Mas'ud (RA) because his beard was giving out smell of wine. Ibn Mas'ud said: "We have been prohibited from spying (on Muslims) and finding faults (with them). But if something is clear to us, then we punish for it." [Sunan Abu Dawud (4/272-273) No. 4890]

Not every suspicious is a sin but some are
Because if you are detective working on a murder case you need to work on suspicion
But that too should be because of evidence you have to make you suspicious

People have weaknesses and aren’t perfect so you aren’t allowed to spy



Abdullah ibn Umar (RA) reported that at the time of the liberation of Makkah, the Prophet (SAW) addressed the people. He said, "O you people, surely Allah has removed from you pride of pre-Islamic days and pride in high descent. Thus, men are of two kinds, man who is pious and God-fearing, and noble in the Sight of Allah. The other kind is a sinner, hardhearted and lowly in Allah's Sight. But, men are children of Adam and Allah had Created Adam from dust. He said: "And revile not one another with nicknames." (49:12) [Sunan Tirmidhi (5/389) No. 3270]

In the kuffaar culture, they like to call each other names
They call the Mexicans wetback,
They call people nigger for their skin colours
They call the Arabs sandniggers and blacks, niggers
But to call a person a housenigger or a coconut because he sold out, that is ok
You are not being racist
But to call a person nigger just because he is black is haram

O you who believe! Let not a group scoff at another group, it may be that the latter are better than the former; nor let (some) women scoff at other women, it may be that the latter are better than the former, nor defame one another, nor insult one another by nicknames. How bad is it, to insult one's brother after having Faith [i.e. to call your Muslim brother (a faithful believer) as: "O sinner", or "O wicked", etc.]. And whosoever does not repent, then such are indeed Zalimun (wrong-doers, etc.). (Al-Hujurat 49:11)


Ibn ‘Abbas related that the Messenger of God, upon him be God’s blessings and peace, passed by two graves and said: “They are being punished, but not for a great matter (on their part). One of them did not clean himself from urine, and the other used to spread slander.” (Tirmidhi, “Tahara,” 53)



….Truly, Allah 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)


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)]

A believer pays attention to current events (fiqhul waqi)
It is inappropriate to behave like a dinosaur (ignorant of current events)



And those who do not witness falsehood, and if they pass by some evil play or evil talk, they pass by it with dignity. (Al-Furqan 25:72)

Don't waste your time going to a play where
The kuffaar are acting and saying crap and using a lot of foul language
You don’t have the time to be listening to these things
These things sow hypocrisy in the heart

The kuffaar criticised Jihadi John's sister because
She doesn't know Kim Kardashian or who won the Oscars
Who cares about these people and who won what!
Muslim women aren't interested in that
These women are fuel for the hellfire
They accused her of being sheltered from their society
I am impressed with this Muslim woman
A real Muslim woman wouldn't waste her time with these stupid soap operas
These movies sow hypocrisy in your heart
Talk shows make you think zina isn't a big deal
Jerry Springer has conditioned us to believe that zina is fun
When you get hooked on the kaafir tv,
Your name may be Khadijah but you have the identity of Kathy, Susan etc.

These stand-up comedian use a lot of F-words in their shows
Even Richard Pryor used bad words and he came out in the 1970s
He got burned by Coke and Michael Jackson got burned by Pepsi

If you respect yourself as a Muslim, you will never be entertained by these kuffaar
Who are nothing but scums of the earth and fuel for the hellfire


When you live in a concrete jungle like London, Manhattan etc
Where there are no rivers or trees, you become hard-hearted
When you hear Quran and Sunnah, you can't cry
When was the last time you went to the masjid and heard the Quran and cried?
The last time some of you cried for the sake of Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala)
Was maybe 20 years ago
Some of you live in concrete jungles
When was the last time you heard the story of the sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum)
And tears came to your eyes?

Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) has made it haram on the hellfire to burn two eyes:
The eyes that keep watch over the borders of the Islamic State
And those that cry for Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala)

Ibn Abbas (RA) reported that he heard Allah’s Messenger (SAW) say, ‘(There are) two eyes that the Fire will never touch, the eye that wept from fear of Allah and the eye that stood guard in the night in Allah’s path.” [Sunan Tirmidhi (4/175) No. 1639 and Shu'ab al-Eman al-Bayhaqi (3/227) No. 1639]

The Jews are very hard hearted
Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) spoke about the hard hearted Jews in 2:74

Then, after that, your hearts were hardened and became as stones or even worse in hardness. And indeed, there are stones out of which rivers gush forth, and indeed, there are of them (stones) which split asunder so that water flows from them, and indeed, there are of them (stones) which fall down for fear of Allah. And Allah is not unaware of what you do. (Al-Baqarah 2:74)

A real believer is not hard hearted

When the Prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) died
Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) threatened to chop off the head of anyone
Who says the Prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) was dead
Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was cool, calm and collective and read ayah 3:144
As stated in the following hadith

Muhammad (SAW) is no more than a Messenger, and indeed (many) Messengers have passed away before him. If he dies or is killed, will you then turn back on your heels (as disbelievers)? And he who turns back on his heels, not the least harm will he do to Allāh, and Allāh will give reward to those who are grateful. (Aali Imran 3:144)

Narrated Abu Salama from Ibn Abbas : Abu Bakr came out and 'Umar , was addressing the people, and Abu Bakr told him to sit down but 'Umar refused. Abu Bakr again told him to sit down but 'Umar again refused. Then Abu Bakr recited the Tashah-hud (i.e. none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and Muhammad is Allah's Apostle) and the people attended to Abu Bakr and left  Umar. Abu Bakr said, "Amma ba'du, whoever amongst you worshipped Muhammad, then Muhammad is dead, but whoever worshipped Allah, Allah is alive and will never die. Allah said: 'Muhammad is no more than an Apostle and indeed (many) Apostles have passed away before him ..(up to the) grateful.' " (3.144) (The narrator added, "By Allah, it was as if the people never knew that Allah had revealed this verse before till Abu Bakr recited it and then whoever heard it, started reciting it ") [Bakhari Volume 2, Book 23, Number 333]

Umar surrendered to the hujjah after the ayah was quoted
He didn’t argue because he wasn’t hardhearted

Some of you when the hujjah is presented to you
You have buts and ifs to add to it and argue

.Al-Hafiz Abu Ishaq Ibrahim bin 'Abdur-Rahman bin Ibrahim bin Duhaym recorded that Damrah narrated that two men took their dispute to the Prophet (SAW), and he gave a judgment to the benefit of whoever among them had the right. The person who lost the dispute said, "I do not agree." The other person asked him, "What do you want then" He said, "Let us go to Abu Bakr As-Siddiq." They went to Abu Bakr and the person who won the dispute said, "We went to the Prophet (SAW) with our dispute and he issued a decision in my favor." Abu Bakr said, "Then the decision is that which the Messenger of Allah (SAW) issued."The person who lost the dispute still rejected the decision and said, "Let us go to 'Umar bin Al-Khattab." When they went to 'Umar, the person who won the dispute said, "We took our dispute to the Prophet (SAW) and he decided in my favor, but this man refused to submit to the decision." 'Umar bin Al-Khattab asked the second man and he concurred. 'Umar went to his house and emerged from it holding aloft his sword. He struck the head of the man who rejected the Prophet’s decision with the sword and killed him. Consequently, Allah revealed, [فَلا وَرَبِّكَ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ حَتَّى يُحَكِّمُوكَ فِيمَا شَجَرَ بَيْنَهُمْ] (But no, by your Lord, they can have no Faith, until they make you judge in all disputes between them... (An-Nisa 4:65)).  [Tafseer Ibn Katheer (2/351-352)]

Not a single person said he was overreacting for killing the man
Not even the prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) objected
This man lost his life because he was a munafiq
One of the signs of a munafiq is that he can't surrender to the hujjah



Many of you assume that because you are a Muslim, you will have a pious wife
Two Prophets had kuffaar wives – Lut and Nuh (‘alayhima salatu wa salam)
You need to beg Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) for a pious wife

And those who say: "Our Lord! Bestow on us from our wives and our offspring who will be the comfort of our eyes, and make us leaders for the Muttaqun" (pious - see V.2:2 and the footnote of V.3:164)." (Al-Furqan 25:74)

O you who believe! Verily, among your wives and your children there are enemies for you (i.e. may stop you from the obedience of Allah), therefore beware of them! But if you pardon (them) and overlook, and forgive (their faults), then verily, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (At-Taghabun 64:14)

Why did Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) reveal this Ayah?
Because when the Muslims were persecuted in Makkah,
They decided to migrate to Madina
Some of the wives told their husbands not to migrate
They listened to their wives and stayed behind
When they migrated to Madinah some 8 years later
They saw that they have lagged behind because they didn’t know their deen like the rest
People like Umm Salama, Aisha, Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhum) memorised the Quran
And many other sahabah also memorized 1000s of hadith
They said ‘I don't know anything about Islam because I stayed behind’
And wanted to beat up their wives for giving them that advice
When they were angry about their decision, Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) revealed 64:14
This is called causes of revelation

Ibn Masood (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said there is no verse in the Quran that
He doesn't know the reason why Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) revealed it


The evidence is 59:10

And those who came after them say: "Our Lord! Forgive us and our brethren who have preceded us in Faith, and put not in our hearts any hatred against those who have believed. Our Lord! You are indeed full of kindness, Most Merciful. (Al-Hashr 59:10)

When you read the story of Ali and Mu’awiyya (radiyallahu ‘anhuma)
Your stance should be that they both made ijtihad
Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was right so he gets 2 rewards
Mu’awiyya (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was wrong so he gets only 1 reward
You insult neither of them

I received a video about Yasir Qadhi saying Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu)
Didn’t know how to make wudu and would fail figh test
And all the people in the audience were laughing at what he was saying
I haven't seen it yet

Filthy Mouthed Yasir Qadhi's Remark About Umar:

If Yasir Qadhi is insulting one of the rightly guided caliphs
Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was not an ordinary sahabi
He has committed a serious blunder
The prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) said about insulting his sahabah

Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri (RA) narrated the prophet (SAW) said: ‘Do not slander my Companions, for if one of you were to spend an amount of gold equivalent to the size of Mount Uhud, you would not even come halfway up to their level." [al-Bukhari (3673) and Muslim (2540)]

One of you should send this hadith to Yasir Qadhi, maybe he forgot this hadith
To ridicule a pious predecessor, you have gone too far.


Because the Prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) said:

The Messenger of Allah said: “Anybody who believes in Allah and the last day should not harm his neighbor, and anybody who believes in Allah and the last day should entertain his guest generously and anybody who believes in Allah and the last day should say what is good or keep quiet”. (Sahih Bukhari (Arabic/English) Vol.8 pg.29 No.47)


The Messenger of Allah said: “Anybody who believes in Allah and the last day should not harm his neighbor, and anybody who believes in Allah and the last day should entertain his guest generously and anybody who believes in Allah and the last day should say what is good or keep quiet”. (Sahih Bukhari (Arabic/English) Vol.8 pg.29 No.47)


This is a major sin not minor a sin
Why? Because you gain the curse of Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala)
And His Rasool (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam)
Anytime you read a verse or hadith that says you gain the curse of Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) if you do an act, it is a major sin

Ibn Mas'ud (RA) said: Allah has cursed those women who practise tattooing and those women who have themselves tattooed, and those women who get their hair removed from their eyebrows and faces (except the beard and the mustache), and those who make artificial spaces between their teeth for beauty, whereby they change Allah's creation. A woman started to argue with him, saying: "What is all this?" He replied: "Why should I not curse those whom the Messenger of Allah (SAW) cursed and who are cursed in Allah's Book? Allah, the Exalted, has said in His Book: "And whatsoever the Messenger (Muhammad (SAW)) gives you, take it; and whatsoever he forbids you, abstain (from it)." (59:7) [al-Bukhari (5931) and Muslim (2125)]

Permanent tattoo is haram not temporary tattoo


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]



The believer believes in hijra because of 4:97

Verily! As for those whom the angels take (in death) while they are wronging themselves (as they stayed among the disbelievers even though emigration was obligatory for them), they (angels) say (to them) : "In what (condition) were you?" They reply: "We were weak and oppressed on earth." They (angels) say: "Was not the earth of Allah spacious enough for you to emigrate therein?" Such men will find their abode in Hell - What an evil destination! (An-Nisa 4:97)

Except the weak ones among men, women and children who cannot devise a plan, nor are they able to direct their way. (An-Nisa 4:98)

If you refuse to make hijrah you belong to the madhab of the wife of prophet Lut
Except for those who can’t find a way out for themselves to make hijrah

The kuffaar yesterday used to prevent the Muslims from making hijrah
And today they charge you with terrorism if you are caught trying to make hijrah
Their hearts are alike that is why their treatment of Muslims doesn’t change
They hate us but they won’t allow us to migrate
Because the moment we leave there will be natural disasters
Because they are the Sodom and Gomorra of today
So like yesterday, the disaster struck when Lut left the town

They kuffaar preach what they don’t practice

Enjoin you Al-Birr (piety and righteousness and each and every act of obedience to Allah) on the people and you forget (to practise it) yourselves, while you recite the Scripture [the Taurat (Torah)]! Have you then no sense? (Al-Baqarah 2:44)

Question 1: As salaamu alaikum sheikh. My parents are kuffaar and they have openly showed their dislike and intolerance towards Islam, am I still obligated to be dutiful to them?

Answer 1: Your situation is tricky
Abu Hurairah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) had a similar plight
His mother hated the prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) and would insult him
If this woman wasn't his mother, he would have killed her
But he went to prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) and cried over his plight
The prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) made dua for her
She took shahadah

You must make baraa from your parents (ex-communicate them)
If they are insistent on their hatred towards Islam
You need to practice al walaa wal baraa

Question 2: So the sinful muslims have the qualities of the believer that you have discussed?

Answer 2: A sinful Muslim can have some of these qualities
One of the qualities of a believer is that he believes in Jihad and practices

Have you heard about Abu Mahjan (radiyallahu ‘anhu), he was a sahabi
He had a weakness for alcohol
Although he was fierce on the battlefield
The commander of the army, Sa’ad ibn Abi Waqqas (radiyallahu ‘anhu),
Tied him up so he wouldn't go to battle with them
Sa’ad's wife (Sarah) set Abu Mahjan free to go and fight
He went to fight on Sa’ad’s horse
Sa’ad didn't recognise him because Abu Mahjan wore a niqab
Abu Mahjan was a lion on the battlefield sometimes fighting multiple kuffaar at a time
He had a weakness but loved Jihad

Many people have weaknesses
This is why the khawaarij are wrong to make takfir on the Muslims for their sins
The only time you can make takfir on a Muslim for his sin
Is if the sin was classified as kufr akbar (major kufr)
But as long as his sin didn't reach this level, you cannot make takfir on him
The Puritans went astray because they did not classify the knowledge
They paint all sins with the same brush,
We only make takfir for major kufr
To insult Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala), spy for the kufr
To practice black magic, make halal haram are all major kufr
But to smoke weed, or drink alcohol is minor kufr
When you don't classify the knowledge, you are a headless chicken

Question 3: Is it haraam to sell things with nationalistic flags on them?

Answer 3: This flag is haram if it is nationalistic
Especially if the country is killing Muslims
Like Bangladesh, Pakistan etc

Question 4: Can you highlight on voting in election coming up in UK, is it shirk or major sin?

Answer 4: We don't believe in the ballot, we believe in the bullet
Because voting doesn’t get us anywhere
Some scholars say you can vote for the lessor of the evil in countries like the UK
All of the parties believe in gay marriages
When you vote for them, you uphold their manifesto
You should be thinking of hijrah and making plans to make hijrah
And not stay there and partake in the democratic process
Those who say we are allowed to participate in the democratic process have no evidence
Democracy is the greatest shirk because these MPs sit in the parliament and make laws
This is why you are not allowed to vote
Voting is a major sin not minor

Islam and Democracy are not the same thing,
Although the scholars in the UK told the masses that they are the same
Democracy is the religion of the Free Mason
Many Muslims are Free Masons without realising it

Question 5: Asalaaamu alaykum Shaikh, what is the best book on methodology of calling to Islām Manḥāj al-Anbīyā fī ad-Da’wātil īla Allāh by Rabī ibn Ḥādī al-Madkhalī.

Answer 5: I haven't read this book, but the Shaikh is a government scholar
Who is cementing the thrones of the apostate leaders
You are not allowed to take from this person
He is not even a Muslim, he is a madkahli
The Saudi regime is helping Iran to kill the Sunnis in Iraq
Yet they are fighting Iran in Yemen,
They are

When a person is a hypocrite he speaks with oxymorons
Oxymoron means two words that oppose each other
E.g. bad angel, bad blessing, Islamic Democracy
In democracy you are free to change your religion, but not in Islam


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)]

"A scholar who abandons what has learnt from the Quran and the Sunnah and follows a ruler who does not rule in accordance with the teaching of Allah and His Messenger is an apostate and a disbeliever who deserves punishment in this world and in the hereafter "  Fatawa Ibn Taymiyyah, Volume 35/373

In the Muslim world today, many have the wrong aqeeda
These two fatwas will teach them that you have to make takfir on the leaders
And the scholar who supports the leader

Question 6: Assalama Alaikum Sheikh, If a person doesn't pray can you make takfir on them for doing minor kufr things?

Answer 6: Anybody who doesn't pray is outside of the fold of Islam because of 9:11

But if they repent, perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat) and give Zakat, then they are your brethren in religion. (In this way) We explain the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) in detail for a people who know. (At-Tawbah 9:11)

If a person doesn't pray some salah he is still a Muslim
But if he abandons it totally, he is a kaafir

You cannot make takfir for minor kufr, the khawaarij do that
You are only allowed to make takfir for major kufr
When you make takfir, it has to be for the sake of Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala)
Not for your own desires

Question 8: Salamalaikum, in Ghana, Muslims go to the taghoot courts, do you recommend darool uloom in South Africa? And there are some Muslims who marry white women to get visa, is that permissible?

Answer 8: It is haram to go to a kaafir court house for judgement
Because of 4:60

Have you seen those (hyprocrites) who claim that they believe in that which has been sent down to you, and that which was sent down before you, and they wish to go for judgement (in their disputes) to the Tāghût (false judges, etc.) while they have been ordered to reject them. But Shaitān (Satan) wishes to lead them far astray. (An-Nisa 4:60)

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)]

He passed this fatwa because tawheed hakimiyyah is the twin half of tawheed ibada

Muhammad Ibrahim [the shaikh of bin Baaz] said, "Tawheed haakimiyya is the twin half of tawheed Ibaada." [Tahkeem al Qawaneen Page 6]

Marrying a kafir woman for visa:

I've seen this many times in the UK
They marry black and white women in Canada and the US as well
The problem is they have kids with these women and the kids are brought up as kuffaar
This is the most painful thing for the Muslim parent
This is not a proper behavior because your progeny is sacred
You have six sacred things: your life, wealth, honor, lineage, intellect and deen
Because of these 6 things, you are not allowed to marry these women
You should only marry Muslim girls

‘Umar said to him: ‘Divorce her.’ (Hudhayfah) said: ‘Do you bear witness that she is haraam?’ He said: ‘She is a live coal, divorce her.’ He said: ‘Do you bear witness that she is haraam?’ He said: ‘She is a live coal.’ He said: ‘I know that she is a live coal, but she is permissible for me.’ A while later, he divorced her and it was said to him: ‘Why did you not divorce her when ‘Umar commanded you to?’ He said: ‘I did not want the people to think that I had done something wrong (by marrying her).’ Perhaps he was fond of her or perhaps they had a child together so he was fond of her.”  Al-Mughni, 7/99

Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was afraid he might end up with a floozy
And hence he told him to divorce her
You are only allowed to marry Christian girls if there are no Muslim girls available
Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullah) said when you live in Dar harb, it will destroy you

Darool uloom in South Africa are deobandi
They say Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) is everywhere
And they believe in democracy
Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) is everywhere with His knowledge but not His Person
Why do the tableeqi jamaa say Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) is everywhere?
Because they are a sufi order
Every sufi believes Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) is everywhere
Why? Because they believe in wahdatul wujood (union)
They believe a man can become so pious until he becomes Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala)
Uniting with Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) as One
The whole purpose of practicing sufism is for wahdatul wujood
They believe they don't have to pray anymore when they become one with Allah
Every Sufi believes this
If they believe Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) is above His Arsh,
The union cannot take place

They call themselves Hanifis
But Abu Hanifa (rahimahullah) used to make takfir on anyone who doesn't believe Allah is above His Arsh

Abu Haneefah (rh) said, when asked of his opinion of the one who says, ‘I do not know whether Allah is above the heavens or on the earth.’ - “He has disbelieved, because Allah says, “The Most Merciful rose above the Throne,” and His Throne is above His seven heavens.’ He was then asked , ‘what if he said that Allah is above His Throne but he does not know whether the Throne is in the heavens or on the earth?’ He said, ‘He has disbelieved, because He has denied that He is above the heavens, And whosoever denied that He is above the heavens has disbelieved.” (‘Sharh Usul I'tiqaad Ahlus Sunnah’ of al-Laalikaaee (d.414AH), ‘al-Uluww’ of adh- Dhahabee, also ‘Sharh Aqueedah at-Tahaawiyyah’ of ibn Abee al-Izz al-Hanafee)

Abu Hanifa says you are a kaafir, if you don't know where Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) is,
You have to believe Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) is above the arsh
And the arsh is above the 7 heavens
We don't believe Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) is in heaven
Are you a Christian?
Only Christians say Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) is in heaven
Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) doesn't dwell inside His creation

Question 7: What is the situation of a muslim country with an Islamic constitution but it’s not a khilafah system and its laws are based on the Quran and Sunnah?

Answer 7: This system is legitimate because it is based on Quran and Sunnah

Question 8: Abu Baraa (hafidhahullah) was debating a brother about the legitimacy of the Khilafah. He tried to say the caliph is in hiding so it is not legitimate. This is weak fiqhul waqi, I believe he doesn’t expose his location because drones are all over the Muslim world. Could you elaborate in refuting this claim?

Answer 8: The reason why the caliph (hafidhahullah) doesn't make himself visible
Is because of security reasons
A Swiss aid worker used his smart phone to tweet where the mujahideen were hiding
War is deception
Not everyone who says he is an aid worker is an aid worker

Swiss aid worker criticised for tweeting location of Isil target:

If he doesn't want his location known, it is for security reasons