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Invalidation Of Your Actions 

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Invalidation Of Your Actions – Part 1
By Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
Wednesday, 15th April 2015

Notes typed live By AT19
Edited and Formatted by BintZaki and AT38

What are the things that invalidate your actions?

This topic is important because the only currency that Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) will accept from you on the Day of Judgement is your pious deeds 
You cannot pay with pounds, dollars or euros because your pious deeds are the only currency that will be accepted on the Day of Judgement (DOJ) 
It is incumbent on you that you safeguard your pious deeds



Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) warned the Prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) about major shirk in Surah Zumar verse 65:

And indeed it has been revealed to you (Oh Muhammad SAW), as it was to those (Allah's Messengers) before you: "If you join others in worship with Allah, (then) surely (all) your deeds will be in vain, and you will certainly be among the losers." (Az-Zumar 39: 65)

Irrespective of Rasoolullah (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) being the most noble man on earth, Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) warned him about major shirk.

Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) spoke about major shirk again in Tawbah: 17

It is not for the Mushrikun (polytheists, idolaters, pagans, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah), to maintain the Mosques of Allah (i.e. to pray and worship Allah therein, to look after their cleanliness and their building, etc.), while they witness against their ownselves of disbelief. The works of such are in vain and in Fire shall they abide.' (At-Tawbah 9: 17)

These people will be in the hellfire forever


Apostasy nullifies all your pious deeds
So if you performed hajj and then apostatized, you need to perform it again
Because the ridda nullified all your deeds

…And whosoever of you turns back from his religion and dies as a disbeliever, then his deeds will be lost in this life and in the Hereafter, and they will be the dwellers of the Fire. They will abide therein forever.' (Al-Baqarah 2: 217)

Why do Muslims kill apostates?  The evidence for it is Nisa: 89
…But if they turn back (from Islam), take (hold) of them and kill them wherever you find them, and take neither Auliya' (protectors or friends) nor helpers from them.' (An-Nisa 4: 89)

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

This law can only be implemented in an Islamic State.

Ex-Mozlems made a film, with actors from Egypt pretending to be ex-Muslims. They showed a man making wudu, but the man washed the left hand before the right hand. 

The man was a Christian pretending to be Muslim
Whenever the FBI, CIA, MI6 sends a spy into the masjid, he is easy to spot out
Fake Muslims cannot make wudu properly.
You have to follow the format or your wudu is baatil.
But they don't care because they are faking it. 
They also pray wrongly; they place the left hand over the right
Some of you are not alert and wise

Anas Ibn Malik narrated the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "A believer is shrewd, sharp and careful."' [Quda'ee (d. 454 H) in 'Musnad al-Shihab' (Vol. 1 pg. 107) No. 128]

A believer is shrewd, sharp and careful as mentioned in the above hadith 


And nothing prevents their contributions from being accepted from them except that they disbelieved in Allah and in His Messenger (Muhammad SAW); and that they came not to As-Salat (the prayer) except in a lazy state; and that they offer not contributions but unwillingly.' (At-Tawbah 9: 54)

Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) here tells you that hypocrisy nullifies all of your pious deeds.
Verse 53 in Surah Maidah is another evidence:

And those who believe will say: "Are these the men (hypocrites) who swore their strongest oaths by Allah that they were with you (Muslims)?" All that they did has been in vain (because of their hypocrisy), and they have become the losers. (Al-Ma'idah 5: 53)

Verse 19 in Surah Ahzab is another evidence to prove that your hypocrisy nullifies your pious deeds:

Being miserly towards you (as regards help and aid in Allah's Cause). Then when fear comes, you will see them looking to you, their eyes revolving like (those of) one over whom hovers death, but when the fear departs, they will smite you with sharp tongues, miserly towards (spending anything in any) good (and only covetous of booty and wealth). Such have not believed. Therefore Allah makes their deeds fruitless, and that is ever easy for Allah.' (Al-Ahzab 33: 19)

One of the signs of a munafiq is they speak with oxymorons.
They use words like Islamic Democracy

These are the many evidences to prove that hypocrisy renders all of your deeds nullified. 


Have you seen him who denies the Recompense? (Al-Ma'un 107: 1)
That is he who repulses the orphan (harshly), (Al-Ma'un 107: 2)
And urges not the feeding of AlMiskin (the poor), (Al-Ma'un 107: 3)
So woe unto those performers of Salat (prayers) (hypocrites), (Al-Ma'un 107:4
Who delay their Salat (prayer) from their stated fixed times, (Al-Ma'un 107: 5)
Those who do good deeds only to be seen (of men), (Al-Ma'un 107: 6)
And refuse Al-Ma'un (small kindnesses e.g. salt, sugar, water, etc.). (Al-Ma'un 107: 7)

The Prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) explained the tafsir of this Surah:
On the DOJ Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) Will Expose His Shin and all the Muslims will make sajdah to HIM.
But the hypocrites will not be able to bow down because in the dunya they bowed to show off:

Narrated By Abu Said: I heard the Prophet saying, "Allah will bring forth the severest Hour, and then all the Believers, men and women, will prostrate themselves before Him, but there will remain those who used to prostrate in the world for showing off and for gaining good reputation. Such people will try to prostrate (on the Day of Judgment) but their back swill be as stiff as if it is one bone (a single vertebra)."' [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 6, Book 60, Hadith #441]

In Surah Qalam verse 42 Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) said He Will Expose His Shin:

(Remember) the Day when the Shin shall be laid bare (i.e. the Day of Resurrection) and they shall be called to prostrate (to Allah), but they (hypocrites) shall not be able to do so,' (Al-Qalam 68: 42)

The munafiq will pray diligently in the masjid
But when he is alone in his house, he won’t pray a single raka
They only pray to show off with piety


If you give charity to someone, don’t follow it up with reminder.
Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) Warned you about this in Baqarah 264:

O you who believe! Do not render in vain your Sadaqah (charity) by reminders of your generosity or by injury, like him who spends his wealth to be seen of men, and he does not believe in Allah, nor in the Last Day. His likeness is the likeness of a smooth rock on which is a little dust; on it falls heavy rain which leaves it bare. They are not able to do anything with what they have earned. And Allah does not guide the disbelieving people. (Al-Baqarah 2: 264)

When you give someone something, don't keep talking about it.
There will be seven people who Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) Will Shade on Yawm ul Qiyamah and one of them is the one who hides his charity

 “…a just ruler; a youth who grew up in the worship of Allah, a man whose heart is attached to the mosques; two men who love each other for Allah's sake, meeting for that and parting upon that; a man who is called by a woman of beauty and position [for illegal intercourse], but be says 'I fear Allah', a man who gives in charity and hides it, such that his left hand does not know what his right hand gives in charity; and a man who remembered Allah in private and so his eyes shed tears.'  Narrated by Abu Hurairah & collected in Sahih al-Bukhari Vol.1, p.356, No.629 & Sahih Muslim Vol.2, p. 493, No.2248)

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

Some people when they give, they talk about it 
They need to study their Deen:

On the authority of Abu Tharr, may Allaah be pleased with him, the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “Allaah will not talk to three types of people on the Day of Judgment: the one who gives people things in order to remind them of his favors upon them, the one who sells goods by making false oaths, and the one who allows his lower garment to hang low [below his ankles].”' [Muslim]

6. KUFR 

Kufr is also when you reject faith in one of the six pillars of Imaan.
To believe in DOJ and Qadr are two of the six pillars of Imaan 
When you are a kaafir, you nullify all of your pious deeds.

An example is Mother Theresa 
In the time of the Prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam), there was a 'mother Theresa' 
He was a man called Ibn Judan 

A’ishah asked the Prophet (SAWS) about a person who used to do good, but did not accept Islam, She said: "O Messenger of Allah! Ibn Judan used to, in the days of Jahiliyyah y take care of his relatives, and feed the poor. Will (his actions) be of any benefit to him?" So the Prophet (SAW): responded: No, O 'A'ishah! For never did he say: O Allah! Forgive me my sins on the Day of Judgment' [MUSLIM]

Ayesha (radiyallahu ‘anha) asked the Prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) about Ibn Judan
Ayesha was impressed with his kindness 
Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) Mentions people like Mother Theresa in Surah Nur verse 39:

As for those who disbelieve, their deeds are like a mirage in a desert. The thirsty one thinks it to be water, until he comes up to it, he finds it to be nothing, but he finds Allah with him, Who will pay him his due (Hell). And Allah is Swift in taking account.' (An-Nur 24: 39)

And in Surah Araf verse 147:

Those who deny Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) and the Meeting in the Hereafter (Day of Resurrection,), vain are their deeds. Do they expect to be rewarded with anything except what they used to do? (Al-A'raf 7: 147)

When I say "Your Kufr", I am speaking about the kuffaar.

Verily! Those who disbelieve in the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) of Allah and kill the Prophets without right, and kill those men who order just dealings, … announce to them a painful torment. (Aali Imran 3:21) 

They are those whose works will be lost in this world and in the Hereafter, and they will have no helpers.' (Aali Imran 3:22) 

You have a lot of Arab states who act like the Jews by killing pious people 
Egypt is very quick to hand out death sentence 
These same Arab leaders print Quran to trick the unsuspecting Muslims 

But Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) says you kill those who call for justice so all of your pious deeds are in vain: they are baatil because of your kufr.


To abandon salah means to not make salah at all.
You don't establish salah but you want Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) to accept your fasting? This is ridiculous 

"The first thing which will be judged among a man's deeds on the Day of Resurrection is the Prayer If this is in good order, then he will succeed and prosper, but if it is defective, then he will fail and lose" [Tirmidhi]

Because of your abandonment of salah, Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) has nullified all of your other pious deeds.

The munafiq delays Asr salah until it's almost maghrib time:

'Ala' b. 'Abd al-Rahman reported that they came to the house of Anas b. Malik in Basra after saying the noon prayer. His (Anas) house was situated by the side of the mosque. As revisited him he (Anas) said: Have you said the afternoon prayer? We said to him: It is just a few minutes before that we finished the noon prayer. He said: Offer the afternoon prayer. So we stood up and said our prayer. And when we completed it, he said: I have heard the Messenger of Allah (SAW) saying: This is how the hypocrite prays: he sits watching the sun, and when it is between the horns of devil, he rises and pecks the ground four times (in haste) mentioning Allah a little during it.' [Muslim 622, Ahmed 12531, Abu Dawud 413, Tirmidhi 160, Nisai 511]

In order for you not to miss your prayers, you should adopt the Hanbali way by joining your salah if you are busy.
You are allowed to join Zhur and Asr by praying 8 rakah if you are at home 
4 for dhur and 4 for asr and make two iqaama
And if you are not at home (but at work) and you work 3 miles or more from home, you are allowed to shorten your prayer.
So that's, 2 rakah for zhur and 2 rakah for asr at zhur or asr time:

'Anas ibn Maalik (RA) said: “The Prophet (SAW); whenever he went out for 3 miles or Faraasikh (a measurement of length) then he used to shorten the prayer and pray two Rak’aats.”' [Reported by Muslim, The Book of The Traveler’s Prayer, Chapter: The Prayer of the Traveler, no. 691.]

Ibn Taymiyyah acts upon this hadith above 
Look how easy Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) Has Made Islam, yet you make it a burden on yourself 

The Hanafi madhab says you cannot shorten, but we beg to differ 
You are allowed to shorten three salah (zhur, asr and isha) 
But not Maghrib or Fajr
When you join your prayers, you don't pray sunnah because the whole purpose of joining is to make the religion easy for you.
If you pray sunnah when joining, you introduced a bidah because the Prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) did not do this.
If you are at work at Maghrib time, you can delay and pray at home but because you are at home, you cannot shorten isha.

You are only allowed to shorten the prayer when you are travelling.
You know you are a traveler when you travel 3 miles or more

Allah intends for you ease, and He does not want to make
things difficult for you.' (Al-Baqarah 2:185) 

Ta Ha. (Ta-Ha 20:1) 
We have not sent down the Qur'an unto you (O Muhammad SAW) to cause you distress, (Ta-Ha 20:2) 

Why make the deen a burden, when Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) says otherwise in the above ayahs? 


And when the hypocrites and those in whose hearts is a disease (of doubts) said: "Allah and His Messenger (SAW) promised us nothing but delusions!"' (Al-Ahzab 33: 12) 

"Nay, but you thought that the Messenger (SAW) and the believers would never return to their families; and that was made fair-seeming in their hearts, and you did think an evil thought and you became a useless people going for destruction."' (Al-Fath 48:12) 

Have you ever heard the expression, ‘someone is a waste of space’? 
Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) calls people this in the Quran by saying,
"these are useless people" in the twelfth ayah of Surah Fath.


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) 

Be careful of trying to veto the Prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam)
So when we tell you not to wear gold because it is haram for men, don't say BUT. You and your BUT can go to hell, literally
If the Rasool (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) say not to go to the fortune teller, don't say BUT
Why are you raising your voice above his voice?
Aren’t you a believer?

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) 

O you who believe! Do not put (yourselves) forward before Allāh and His Messenger (SAW), and fear Allāh. Verily! Allāh is All-Hearing, All-Knowing. (Al-Hujurat 49:1)

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)

Verily! Those who lower their voices in the presence of Allāh's Messenger (SAW), they are the ones whose hearts Allāh has tested for piety. For them is forgiveness and a great reward. (Al-Hujurat 49:3)

Do not try to justify your sins and raise your voices above his

10. BID'AH 

Bid’ah is a cursed innovation 
Some people say the stop light, car etc are bid'ah 
These are not bid'ah, they are modern inventions 

Some say Abu Bakr As-Siddiq (radiyallahu ‘anhu) put the Quran in a book form and that is Bid'ah
What he did is a good bid'ah
The scholars call it maslaha (public interest)
It is not bid’ah because bid’ah is a cursed innovation

For example when Mu’awiyya (radiyallahu ‘anhu) built minarets, that is also maslaha
When Uthmaan (radiyallahu ‘anhu) called a second adhan on the day of jumuah, that is also a maslaha 

Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) is asking the people of bid'ah a crucial question in the Quran:

Say: "Will you inform Allah about your religion? While Allah knows all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth, and Allah is All-Aware of everything. (Al-Hujurat 49:16) 

Bid'ah existed long before Muhammad (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) was born 
Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) Said in Surah Hadid:

..but (they sought it) only to please Allah therewith, but that they did not observe it with the right observance. But the Monasticism which they invented for themselves, We did not prescribe for them, But the Monasticism which they invented for themselves, We did not prescribe for them, but (they sought it) only to please Allah 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 Fasiqun (rebellious, disobedient to Allah). (Al-Hadid 57: 27) 

They invented the monasticism for themselves

Bidah was invented before Muhammad (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) was born:

Abu Hazim added: An-Nu'man bin Abi 'Aiyash, on hearing me, said. "Did you hear this from Sahl?" I said, "Yes." He said, " I bear witness that I heard Abu Said Al-Khudri saying the same, adding that the Prophet said: 'I will say: They are of me (i.e. my followers). It will be said, 'You do not know what they innovated (new things) in the religion after you left'. I will say, 'Far removed, far removed (from mercy), those who changed (their religion) after me." [Sahih Bukhari (8/120) No. 6584]

The berailvis claim to love the prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam)
But no one practices bid’ah more than them
The people who claim to love the prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) would use sunnah to fight bidah not bidah to fight sunnah 


They say, I was in Las Vegas last night and had a threesome 
To brag about the zina you commit, makes you a kaafir:

Abu Hurayrah said: I heard the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say: “All of my ummah will be forgiven except those who sin openly. It is a part of sinning openly when a man does something at night, then the following morning when Allaah has concealed his sin, he says,  ‘O So and so, I did such and such last night,’ when all night his Lord has concealed him and the next morning he uncovers what Allaah had concealed.” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5721; Muslim, 2990)

To brag about it means you are making it legitimate 
Keep your haram to yourself  
If you hide it, it is easier for Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) to forgive you
May Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) protect us from this satanic behaviour.

Uthaymeen said if you brag about the zina you commit, it makes you a kafir
Because by doing so you are making it legitimate

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah preserve him) said: there is a third kind of immoral, rebellious, promiscuous person, who speaks in a boastful manner about zinaa (fornication, adultery) – we seek refuge with Allaah – and tells people that he travelled to such and such a country and committed immoral acts of zinaa with a number of women, and so on, and he shows off about that. Such people should be asked to repent, and if they do not they should be executed, because when a person boasts about zinaa, this implies that he thinks it is permissible – Allaah forbid – and the one who thinks that zinaa is halaal is a kaafir. (Sharh Riyaad al-Saaliheen, 1/116)


For example, the kuffaar are trying to take the city of Tikrit and you cheer for the shia and the Americans; You are a kaafir 
Because this means you have no al walaa wal baraa
This is because one of the 7 conditions of shahada is al walaa wal baraa 
And if you cheer for the unbelievers over the believers, you are a kaafir 

The Saudi Salafi believes you can spy for the kuffaar against the Muslims 
They celebrate the death of Bin Laden (rahimahullah) and Anwar Awlaki (rahimahullah)
They cheer for the crusaders AGAINST the believers:

O you who believe! Take not My enemies and your enemies (i.e. disbelievers and polytheists, etc.) as friends, showing affection towards them, while they have disbelieved in what has come to you of the truth (i.e. Islamic Monotheism, this Qur'an, and Muhammad SAW),  (Al-Mumtahinah 60:1) 

You (O Muhammad SAW) will not find any people who believe in Allah and the Last Day, making friendship with those who oppose Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad SAW), even though they were their fathers, or their sons, or their brothers, or their kindred (people). For such He has written Faith in their hearts, (Al-Mujadilah 58: 22) 

Sheikh Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahab, may Allah have mercy on him, gathered ten actions that negate one's Islam (Nawaqid ul-'Ashr), the eighth one of which states:

"Assisting the disbelievers (against the believers) (Mudhaharatul Mushrikeen) and supporting them against the believers (is from the actions that negates of one's faith). The Proof being the statement of Allah, "And if any amongst you takes them as Auliya', then surely he is one of them. Verily, Allah guides not those people who are the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers and unjust). (The Quran 5:51).”

You call yourself a Saudi Salafi who practices what Muhammad ibn abdul Wahhab says? 
He put together the 10 things that make you a kafir, one of which is as described above 

The Shias call America the Great Satan but they help them in Tikrit 
They are Zoroastrians pretending to be Muslims
A shia is like a hyena, they will sell you out. They have no honour. 
The US paid Sistani $200 million to pass a dodgy fatwa:

We paid Sistani 200 million dollar for fatwah to help us in occupying Iraq:

Donald Rumsfeld wrote in his book ‘Known and Unknown’
“Al-Sistani turned out to be flexible opposite to what we use to fear …” “We presented gift to our friends in Iraq, of course their head was Al-Sistani and the amount was 200 million dollar to befit United States of America and its ally Al-Sistani. And after this gift reached Al-Sistani through Kuwait, our relationship started to grow more and more, and when the news reached president Bush about arrival and handover of the gift, he decided to open Central Intelligence Agency and named it Relationship Office with Al-Sistani. And indeed the office was opened and it work actively and seriously and the outcome of this mutual work was the issuing of Fatwah by Al-Sistani that force his shias and followers not to resist allied forces which reach Kuwaiti border.”

Speaking about the meeting he writes:

“Then we reached dwelling place of Al-Sistani wherein he was staying in dirty neighborhood surrounded with garbage from every side. I remember putting handkerchief on my nose due to smell that was present inside Al-Sistani’s building and the areas surrounding it. When I saw Al-Sistani, he hugged me and kissed me more than once even though I don’t find it pleasant to kiss men, we discussed about many issues and it was from wisdom to accept opinions of our friends especially opinion of Al-Sistani.”


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

Ibn Hazm Stated in Al-Muhalla (11/13: "What is correct is that His statement, the Most High, "And if any amongst you takes them as Auliya', then surely he is one of them." (The Quran 5:51), should be understood on the basis of its apparent meaning. The person being referred to is a disbeliever from the generality of disbelievers, and no two Muslims disagree regarding this."

Ibn Hazm stated in Al-Muhalla (11/13: "What is correct is that His statement, the Most High, "And if any amongst you takes them as Auliya', then surely he is one of them." (The Quran 5:51), should be understood on the basis of its apparent meaning. The person being referred to is a disbeliever from the generality of disbelievers, and no two Muslims disagree regarding this."

The person referred to in the ayah is a kaafir and no two Muslims disagree 
The ayah is clear 


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)

Quraysh also refused to allow people to make hijra during the time of the Prophet
(Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam), they had to leave in secret.
Just like today, the Europeans don't want you to leave, even though they hate you 

We say to them, since you hate us with a passion, allow us to leave
If they keep the muslims there, they become lone wolves
Many people cannot leave because the kuffaar will lock you up and take away your passport.

Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) will forgive those who couldn't find a way:

For these there is hope that Allah will forgive them, and Allah is Ever Oft Pardoning, Oft-Forgiving. (An-Nisa 4: 99) 

Some cannot leave so Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) has Made an exception for them
Many people are in prison because they tried to leave Dar ul harb 
They were charged with terrorism for trying to emigrate
For these people there is hope that Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) will Forgive them.
Some people cannot fly; they are on a no fly list 
Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) is talking about people who have a means to leave but refuse to leave because they love Dar ul harb 

Ibn Hazm (rh) states that: “Whoever joins the ‘land of war’ and disbelief, of his own free will and in defiance of whoever amongst the Muslims calls him to his side, is by virtue of this act an apostate, by all the laws of apostasy, in Islam. Whoever is able to kill him must do so. His property is unprotected, his marriage null and void, all his rights are swept away. [Ibn Hazm, al-Muhalla’: (13/139-140)


Abu Huraira reported that the Prophet (SAW), said “Whoever comes to a fortune-teller and believes him has disbelieved in what was revealed to Muhammad (SAW)”. [Musnad Ahmad (Vol. 2, pg. 429) No. 9532 and Mustadrak al-Hakim (Vol. 1, pg. 49) No. 15]


If I am living in a kuffaar country, and I am involved with a dawah organization and I give dawah daily to the non-muslims, then is it an excuse to live here? And how do I know when I need to leave to go to live amongst the Muslims?

Answer 1: You are supposed to leave when they stop you from implementing your Deen because of the following hadith:

On the authority of Jarir bin 'Abdullah that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) sent a military expedition to Khath'am. So some people (living there) sought safety by prostrating, but they were met quickly and killed. News of this reached the Prophet (SAW) upon which he commanded that they be given half of the 'Aql (blood money). And he said: "I am free from every Muslim that lives among the idolaters." They said: "O Messenger of Allah: How is that?" He said: "They should not see each other's campfires." [Sunan Tirmidhi (4/155) No. 1604 and Sunan Abu Dawud (3/45) No. 2645]

You are also supposed to separate from them even in death.
You cannot even be buried with them in the same graveyard 


Asalaamu alaikum sheikh, is it haram for Muslims to leave their Muslim country to live in a kufr country for a better economic life?

Answer 2: This is not permissible if it is just for economic life. 
You can move for dawah or Jihad
Many people do this and become apostate. 90% of them have become kuffaar. Many have apostatized without even realizing it
They believe in democracy and democracy is the greatest shirk under the heavens 
Democracy is the religion of the free masons.


What do we say to the madkhalis who reject fatwas of scholars like Ibn Hazm because they had a dodgy aqeedah?

Answer 3: Firstly, every scholar makes mistakes. 
The scholars in my university used to take from Ibn Hazm, Qurtubi etc
Ibn hazm didn't have dodgy aqeedah, no fault in his aqeedah 
He followed the Dhaahiriyyah madhab. This madhab was about to die, and ibn Hazm came along and gave it the kiss of life 
Qurtubi was Ashaa'ira 
Imam Nawawi was Ashaa'ira 
Yet the Madkhalis quote from them every day.
The scholars from Ahlus Sunna Wa Jamaa take from all scholars 
They take the good and leave the bad. 

My sheikhs quote from a Mutazilla [Zamakhshari] 
They took from him other subjects, not aqeedah.


I don’t know how true this is but I was telling this brother that democracy is haram and kufr and he told me that in the beginning the Prophet Muhammad (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) used to go to the house where the Kuffaar would meet to make political decisions and the Prophet Muhammad (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) would be amongst them and basically was witnessing this. Is this true and if so does this mean anything for us?

Answer 4: You are not allowed to join the democratic parliament 
Democracy is opposed to Islamic values.
Democracy is governed by the mobs; Islam is governed by Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala).
In a democracy, the majority rules and Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) cursed the majority in surah 6:116

And if you obey most of those on earth, they will mislead you far away from Allah's Path. They follow nothing but conjectures, and they do nothing but lie.' (Al-An'am 6: 116) 

It is the greatest shirk because the MPs are the legislators
Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) is The Only Legislator

And He makes none to share in His Decision and His Rule.' (Al-Kahf 18: 26) 

They make a mockery of the deen by them saying "should we allow gay marriages" - this is a mockery: 

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) 

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 6:6))

Also, in a democracy you have freedom to blaspheme.
You can say the worse things about Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) and they can't touch you.

In a democracy you are free to change your religion. 
If your 16 year old daughter decides not to pray, wear the hijab etc
You cannot touch her.

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

Islamic democracy is an oxymoron (two words that cannot come together)
An example of an oxymoron is a bad angel or bad blessing 
Hypocrites speak with oxymoron 
The expression ‘a non-practicing Muslim’ is an oxymoron 
Marital rape is an oxymoron 
A woman likes to be 'raped' by her husband, it makes her feel wanted 

A woman can press charges if she was fasting during Ramadhan or on her menses. 
If that is not the case, she is not allowed to press charges.


Asalaaamu alaykum shaikh please can you tell us when will you be doing the science of Hadith?

Answer 5: I was told to do the Science of Quran first. Then after I will be doing the Science of Hadith inshaAllah

Invalidation Of Your Actions – Part 2
By Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
Saturday, 18th April 2015

Notes typed live By AT19
Edited and Formatted by BintZaki and AT38


This nullifies your pious deeds because it is Shirk.
Because you believe that someone else besides Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) knows the future
These people who claim to have knowledge of the ghaib (unseen) work with the jinns
The people who believe in fortune tellers, take part in shirk
And this nullifies your good deeds:

Narrated By 'Aisha: Some people asked the Prophet regarding the soothsayers. He said, "They are nothing." They said, "O Allah's Apostle! Some of their talks come true." The Prophet said, "That word which happens to be true is what a Jinn snatches away by stealth (from the Heaven) and pours it in the ears of his friend (the foreteller) with a sound like the cackling of a hen. The soothsayers then mix with that word, one hundred lies." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 9, Book 93, Hadith #650]

To dabble in black magic also nullifies your pious deeds.
So if you pay for someone to do black magic on your behalf
Or to become a practitioner, you become a kafir


And your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him. And that you be dutiful to your parents. If one of them or both of them attain old age in your life, say not to them a word of disrespect, nor shout at them but address them in terms of honour. (Al-Isra 17: 23)

And lower unto them the wing of submission and humility through mercy, and say: "My Lord! Bestow on them Your Mercy as they did bring me up when I was small." (Al-Isra 17: 24)

Three people Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) won't Look at or Accept on the Day of Judgment (DOJ) and one of them is the one who disobeys his parents:  

Abdullah ibn Omar reported that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “Three people will not enter paradise and Allah will not look to 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 womenfolk)…” [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]


Khamr means anything that befogs the mind
It can be liquid, powder or gas
Alcohol, heroin, cocaine etc are all examples of Khamr
You should not be addicted to haram

Abu Musa al-Ash'ari (RA) said: The Prophet (SAW) sent Mu’adh ibn Jabal and me to Yemen, and I said: O Messenger of Allah, there is a drink that is made in our land and is called al-mizr, which is made from barley, and another drink called al-bit’, which is made from honey. He said: “Every intoxicant is haram.” [al-Bukhari (4343) and Muslim (1733)]

Ibn ‘Umar (RA) said: I heard ‘Umar (RA) say from the minbar of the Messenger of Allah (SAW): “O people, the prohibition of khamr was revealed when khamr was
made from five things: grapes, dates, honey, wheat and barley. Khamr is whatever befogs the mind.” [Related by al-Bukhari (4619) and Muslim (3032)]

Ibn Omar (RA) reported Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, “Every intoxicant is Khamr and every intoxicant is forbidden. He who drinks wine in this world and dies as an addict to it will not drink it in the Hereafter.” [Bukhari 5575, Muslim 2003, Tirmidhi 1868, Ahmed 4690, Abu Dawud 3679, Nisai 5598, Ibn e Majah 3387]

If you drink alcohol, your salah will not be accepted for 40 days and 40 nights but you still have to make your salah

‘Abdullah ibn Omar (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, “If anyone drinks wine then his salah over forty days are not approved. If he repents then Allah will relent to him. If he reverts (to it), then Allah will not approve his salah over forty days. If he repents, Allah will relent to him but if he reverts (to it) then Allah will not approve his salah over forty days. If he repents then Allah will relent to him. Again, if he reverts the fourth time, Allah will not approve his salah over forty days and if he repents then Allah will not relent to him and He will give him to drink from the river of Khabal.” Someone asked, “O Abu Abdur Rahman! what is the river of Khabal?’ He said, “The pus of the dwellers of the people of fire.” [Sunan Tirmidhi (4/290) No. 1862, Sunan Nasa'i (8/317) No. 5670, Musnad Ahmad (2/35) No. 4917, al-Mu’jam al-Kabir al-Tabarani (12/390) No. 13441]

There is wine in Paradise
Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) Told us that in Paradise there will be 4 rivers (water, milk, honey and wine):

The description of Paradise which the Muttaqûn (pious - see V.2:2) have been promised is that in it are rivers of water the taste and smell of which are not changed; rivers of milk of which the taste never changes; rivers of wine delicious to those who drink; and rivers of clarified honey (clear and pure) therein for them is every kind of fruit; and forgiveness from their Lord. (Are these) like those who shall dwell for ever in the Fire, and be given, to drink, boiling water, so that it cuts up their bowels? (Muhammad 47: 15)

As well as your salah not being accepted for 40 days & 40 nights, if you drink the wine in the Dunya, you will not drink the wine in the Hereafter.

Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (RA) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “Whoever drinks wine in this world and does not repent from that, he will be deprived of it in the Hereafter.” [Related by al-Bukhari (5575) and Muslim (2003)]

I learnt a fatwa in university and it says that
If you have a drink and it has 0-5% alcohol is ok because that is the threshold
The same goes for food or perfume.
Uthaymeen issued the fatwa stating that you are allowed to use vinegar (which has alcohol).
But if you drink alcohol, your salah is not accepted for 40 days,

Sheikh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen said: With regard to some medicines that contain alcohol, if the effect of the alcohol in the medicine can be seen in the form of intoxication, then it is haraam, but if no effect is seen, and the alcohol is only added to it as a preservative, then there is nothing wrong with it, because the alcoholic content does not have any effect. End quote. Liqaa’aat il-Baab il-Maftoohah, 3/231.

Islam Q and A is a good website to check for fatwas
What I learnt in University is similar to the fatwas on Islam Q and A

If the alcohol is part of a medicine, it is also ok
The alcohol in the medicine is not to intoxicate but to preserve
If the alcohol is over 5%, it is haram to drink
Everything you consume has some form of alcohol in it
If the vinegar becomes alcohol without human interference, it is halal to use

The issue of perfumes that are said to contain cologne or alcohol If the percentage of alcohol is very little, we say that it does not matter, and a person may use them without any concern, such as if the alcohol content is 5% or less. This does not matter. If the percentage of alcohol is very high, so that you can detect it, then it is better not to use it except where it is necessary, such as for sterilizing wounds and the like. [Liqa’ alBaab alMaftooh by Sheikh 'Uthaymeen, 24]

If you are a doctor or nurse and you are cleaning the wound to prevent infection
It is ok to use alcohol.
Even if the alcohol content is high

There is a hadith that says if you die as an alcoholic, you die the death of a mushrik

The law allows people to sell alcohol in pubs
But they don't allow marijuana in some countries.
Alcohol is more dangerous than marijuana
To allow alcohol, but not marijuana is ridiculous
Many people are killed due to alcohol abuse
Drunk driving, liver failure etc.

Sheikh Uthaymeen gave a fatwa which said, "If a small quantity of alcohol is so submerged in something else that is has no tangible or theoretical effect, then the substance keeps the ruling that is in accordance with its own attributes. As for the hadith that states 'Whatever intoxicates in large quantities, then a small quantity of it is forbidden', this refers to a certain beverage that intoxicates when someone drinks a lot of it, but not when he drinks a little. It is unlawful to drink a small quantity of such a beverage, because even though a small quantity cannot make a person drunk, it can lead to drinking larger quantities." [Majmoo` al-Fatawa (4/260)]

What Uthaymeen is saying in this Fatawa is, if the alcohol is submerged in food and has no tangible effect, it is ok to eat that food.
For example, you don't have to ask the kaafir if the cake has alcohol in it when you go to purchase a cake.

The food has its own attributes.
You have to say, "It is cake. I am eating cake"
The cake has the hukum of being cake, not alcohol


If you go to the courthouse and swear and lie, your good deeds have been nullified
This also covers forged speech

Abu Huraira (RA) narrated the Prophet (SAW) said, "Whoever does not give up forged speech and evil actions, Allah is not in need of his leaving his food and drink (i.e. Allah will not accept his fasting.) [Sahih Bukhari (3/26) No. 1903]


If the dog is kept outside the home, that's different
If the dog is a guard dog, that is ok because it is kept to bite the thief
You are allowed to have a farm dog
You are allowed to have a hunting dog
But a pet dog is haram

The Prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) said you can keep three types of dogs:

Abu Hurayra (RA) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said: “Whoever keeps a dog that is not a dog for hunting, herding livestock or farming, two qiraats will be deducted from his reward each day.” [Sahih Muslim (3/1203) No. 1575]

The Angel of Mercy does not enter the home if you have a dog in the home:

If there are images or statues in it, the fuqaha’ differed concerning the ruling on praying there in that case. Some of them are of the view that it is haraam, but the majority are of the view that it is makrooh. The reason given by those who regard it as haraam is the general meaning of the evidence which indicates that statues and keeping them are haraam, because the presence of these images prevents the angels from entering that place. Al-Bukhaari (3225) and Muslim (2106) narrated from Abu Talhah that the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “The angels do not enter a house in which there is a dog or an image.” 

Al-Tirmidhi (2806) and Abu Dawood (4158) narrated that Abu Hurayrah said: The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “Jibreel came to me and said: ‘I was going to come to you yesterday and nothing prevented me from entering upon you in the house where you were except that at the door of the house there was a statue of a man, and in the house there was a curtain on which there were images, and in the house there was a dog. So give instructions that the head of the statue at the door should be cut off, so that it will look like a tree. And give instructions that the curtain should be cut up and made into two pillows that will be placed on the ground and stepped on. And issue instructions that the dog be put outside.’” So the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) did that. And the dog was a puppy belonging to al-Hasan or al-Husayn that was under a bed, and he gave instructions that it should be taken outside. This hadeeth was classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami‘, no. 68. 

You lose your good deeds when you keep a pet dog

Narrated By Abu Huraira: the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said, “Whoever keeps a dog, a qiraat from his good deeds will be deducted every day, except a dog for farming or herding livestock.” [Sahih Bukhari (4/130) No. 3324]

It is also haram to sell a dog
The Prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) said Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) curses three types of livelihoods:

Abu Mas'ud al-Badri (RA) said: “The Messenger of Allah (SAW) prohibited the price of a dog, the earning of an prostitute, and the money given to a soothsayer.” [al-Bukhari (2237) and Muslim (1567)]

If you earn your money from selling dogs, prostitution or palm reading
There is no barakah in this way of living.

Abu Hanifa (rahimahullah) doesn't agree with it being haram to sell trained dogs
He says some dogs are trained and it is ok to sell trained dogs
Abu Hanifa (rahimahullah) holds the correct opinion
There are dogs that detect drugs or guide the blind etc.
These dogs take time, effort & money to train.

Umm Salamah (RA) reported that Allahs Messenger (SAW) said, "Any woman, who dies while her husband is pleased with her, will enter Paradise." [Sunan Tirmidhi (3/466) No. 1161, Sunan Ibn Majah (3/59) No. 1854]

A woman is allowed to refuse her husband in bed if she is menstruating, fasting during Ramadhan or ill

Abu Huraira (RA) said: The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, “If a man calls his wife to his bed and she refuses, and thus he spends the night angry with her, the angels continue cursing her till the morning." [al-Bukhari (3237) and Muslim (1436)]

She can refuse his bed if he abuses her verbally
She can refuse his bed if she is bleeding after childbirth
Or if he wants to make love to her in front of a second wife

The Prophet (saws) said: ‘If a woman dies while her husband was pleased with her, she will enter Paradise.’ Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 286

She can say NO for valid reasons
She can say NO if he refuses to work and feed her, because of the following ayah Nisa: 34

Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allāh has made one of them to excel the other, and because they spend (to support them) from their means. Therefore the righteous women are devoutly obedient (to Allāh and to their husbands), and guard in the husband's absence what Allāh orders them to guard (e.g. their chastity, their husband's property, etc.)... (An-Nisa 4:34)

Similarly, if you did not obey your husband, he can refuse to maintain you financially

The only time it is compulsory on him to maintain her is if she is obedient to him.

It was narrated that Abu Umaamah said: The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “There are three whose prayer goes no further than their ears: the runaway slave until he returns, a wife whose husband remains angry with her overnight, and a imam who leads the people in prayer when they object to him doing so.” [Sunan at-Tirmidhi (Vol. 2, pg. 191) No. 358]


They don't like him to be the Amir or the Imam, but he forces himself on the people:

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

Maybe he has the wrong aqeeda, smokes, shaved off his beard.. etc

It has been narrated on the authority of 'Auf b. Malik that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: The best leader is the one where mutual love exists between him and the people, and the worst leader generates mutual hate... [Sahih Muslim, Book 20, Hadith #4573]


He refuses to give salaam or to reply to their salaam

“It is not allowed for a man to boycott his brother for more than three nights, when they meet this one turns away and the other turns away. The best of them is the one who is the first to offer the greetings.” (Recorded in al-Bukhari and Muslim)

Every Monday and Thursday, your good deeds are taken to Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala)

On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (RA), who said that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "The gates of Paradise will be opened on Mondays and on Thursdays, and every servant [of Allah] who associates nothing with Allah will be forgiven, except for the man who has a grudge against his brother. [About them] it will be said: 'Delay these two until they are reconciled; delay these two until they are reconciled.'" [Sahih Muslim (4/1987) No. 2565, Muwatta Malik (2/80) No. 1897, Sunan Dawud (4/279) No. 4916]

The Prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) said if you boycott a Muslim for one year, it's like you shed his blood.

Narrated By Abu Khirash as-Sulami: Abu Khirash heard the Apostle of Allah (SAW) say: "If one keeps apart from his brother for a year, it is like shedding his blood." [Sunan Abu Dawud (4/279) No. 4915, Musnad Ahmad (4/220) No. 17964, al-Adab al-Mufrad al-Bukhari No. 404, Mustadrak al-Haakim (4/180) No. 7292, Shu'ab al-Iman al-Bayhaqi (9/26) No. 6207, al-Mu’jam al-Kabir al-Tabarani (22/30 No. 780]


Abu Hurairah (RA) reported: Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, "Do you know who is the bankrupt?" They said: "The bankrupt among us is one who has neither money with him nor any property." He said, "The real bankrupt of my Ummah would be he who would come on the Day of Resurrection with Salat, Saum and Sadaqah (charity), (but he will find himself bankrupt on that day as he will have exhausted the good deeds) because he reviled others, brought calumny against others, unlawfully devoured the wealth of others, shed the blood of others and beat others; so his good deeds would be credited to the account of those (who suffered at his hand). If his good deeds fall short to clear the account, their sins would be entered in his account and he would be thrown in the (Hell) Fire." [Sahih Muslim (4/1997) No. 2581]
The victim on DOJ will claim his rights, and the bankrupt person will be the person who committed the slander and backbiting.

On the DOJ, Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) will take away your pious deeds and give them to the people you slandered.


That is because they hate that which Allāh has sent down (this Qur'ān and Islāmic laws, etc.), so He has made their deeds fruitless. (Muhammad 47: 9)

Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab said, your Islam is nullified when you hate what Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) Revealed

Verily, We have sent you (O Muhammad SAW) as a witness, as a bearer of glad tidings, and as a warner. (Al-Fath 48: 8)

Questions 1: Can you explain if music is a type of khamr?

Answer 1: Music is not khamr. You have no salah for 40 days and 40 nights for drinking khamr. When you drink khamr you are also given 80 lashes. You cannot give someone 80 lashes for listening to music.  If you call music khamr, you have to give it the ruling of Khamr

Omar Ibn Al Khattab (radiyallahu ‘anhu) changed the number of lashes from 40 to 80. 40 was originally done by the Prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam)

Omar gave eighty lashes for drinking wine. [Muwatta Malik (2/45) No. 1826, Sunan al-Daraqutni (4/211-214) No. 3344, al-Sunan al-Kubra al-Nasa'i (5/137) No. 5269, Mustadrak al-Haakim (4/417) No. 8132, al-Sunan al-Kubra al-Bayhaqi (8/556) No. 17543]

Omar increased the number of lashes because someone complained that people in Iraq drank alcohol like one would drink water.

Question2: Asalaamualaikum Sheikh.   It's difficult to criticise kuffar without backbiting.   Where do we draw the line with backbiting the kuffar?  (And also Muslims who deserve constructive criticism).  Jzk.

Answer 2: There is no backbiting for the kaafir because the kaafir has no rights until he lives in the Islamic State and pays Jizya.
There is no sin in backbiting wicked scholars either,
because a wicked scholar changes Islam to suite the ruler or his evil desires.

Question 3: Sheikh can you do comparative fiqh and when is the next conference?

Answer 3: The next conference is May 24th 2015 inshaAllah. It will be with Abu Baraa, Anjem Choudary and Abu Izzadeen. 

I have done comparative fiqh before, but will do it again inshaAllah

Question 4: Aswr Sheikh, The hadith of the dog doesn't explain about guard dogs, can you elaborate on them?

Answer 4: When the ulama allowed guard dogs they used qiyas for the farming dogs. The Prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) said you cannot sell dogs.

Abu Hanifa said some dogs can be trained for things, such as guide dogs etc..
He said those dogs can be sold to guide the blind etc.
This is why surface knowledge is dangerous. For example, you might read a hadith saying,:

Buraydah (RA), according to which the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever plays with dice, it is as if he dipped his hand in the flesh and blood of a pig.” [Muslim (2260)].

And then you might go on to tell people that to play monopoly is haram.
But the scholars will tell you they used to use dice to gamble during the time of the Prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam), thus if you use dice to play monopoly it is not haram because there is no gambling in it. So if you play dice without gambling, it is not haram.

This is why there are large sets of volumes, such as Fath ul Bari, that are here to EXPLAIN Sahih Bukhari & other hadith books. One cannot put their own spin on Ayaat & aHadith.

Question 5: Assalaamu Alaykum Sheikh, two questions for you tonight, if a Muslim is arrested in darul harb for something that is allowed in Islam, and has a case ongoing in the kaafir courthouse, are we allowed to lie so that he can be freed?  And also, if a man is enslaved by a kaafir who oppresses him, is it halaal for him to run away from his master?
Answer 5: You can lie to the kaafir in Dar ul harb because the kaafir in Dar ul harb are the enemy. They are at war with the Muslims and you are behind enemy lines. (Dar ul Harb means = Country of War)

You can run away from your master if your master is a kaafir:

And never will Allāh grant to the disbelievers a way (to triumph) over the believers. (An-Nisa 4:141)

Question 6: Do you get sinned for backbiting if you talk about famous people and celebrities?

Answer 6: I do not know any evidence to say you get sin if you expose their evil behavior.  For example, talking about celebrity men who marry men. You only get sin when you backbite your Muslim brother or sister:
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 Allāh. Verily, Allāh is the One Who accepts repentance, Most Merciful. (Al-Hujurat 49: 12)

Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) didn't Talk about the kaafir, the kaafir has no right unless they live in the Islamic state and pay the jizya.

Question 7: Assalaamu alaykum sheikh, can you explain surah tawbah verse 29, what is the meaning of the verse?

Answer 7:

Fight against those who (1) believe not in Allāh, (2) nor in the Last Day, (3) nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allāh and His Messenger (4) and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islām) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah[] with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued. (At-Tawbah 9: 29)

This verse is talking about jihad. You are allowed to do offensive jihad.  Jihad is not just defensive.  The prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) launched an offensive jihad against the Jews of khaibar and they became rich after they defeated khaibar

Narrated By Aisha: When Khaibar was conquered, we said, "Now we will eat our fill of dates!" [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 5, Book 59, Hadith #547]
Narrated By Ibn Omar: We did not eat our fill except after we had conquered Khaibar. [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 5, Book 59, Hadith #548]

The ayah you brought is telling you that you are allowed to launch an offensive jihad against the kaafir.

Spain is another example.
When Spain was under Muslim rule it became the center of Science and Math because of the Islamic civilization that was there
Who makes the decision to launch a jihad? The Amir

Egypt is another example, Omar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) made the decision to conquer Egypt. He appointed Amr ibn al Aas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) to be the governor of Egypt because it was Amr's idea.  And when they conquered Egypt, the Christians paid jizyah. They were Coptic Christians. Coptic was the language they spoke in Egypt before they were conquered by the Muslim.  

Question 8: Is it haram to wear clothes that have symbols of Nationalism?

Answer 8: The only symbols you are allowed to wear are Islamic symbols.
If you were forced to wear it, you've done nothing wrong.
If a person is proud of Dar ul harb, that is haram.
But if you are prideful about an Islamic country (A country where the Shariah is implemented), that is okay because you are meant to be proud of Islam & that which institutes the shariah.

Question 9: What is the role of a stepfather?

Answer 9: A stepfather has the same role as a biological father. Food, shelter and an Islamic upbringing. The girl can show her hair in front of her stepfather.  However, they cannot inherit from the stepfather unless it is noted as a gift in the will.