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(Notes & Audio) Science of Quran - Part 10 - The Causes of Revelation – Al Imraan

Science of Quran - Part 10 - The Causes of Revelation – Al Imraan
By Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
Wednesday 13th May 2015



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Say (O Muhammad SAW) to those who disbelieve: "You will be defeated and gathered together to Hell, and worst indeed is that place to rest." (Aali Imran 3:12)

WHY DID ALLAH (SUBHANAHU WA TA’ALA) REVEAL THIS AYAH?

The Ulamaa said this was revealed because
Some Jews said Muhammad (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) is the same person
Their holy book spoke about; they said this after his victory in Badr
They said ‘look at how he defeated his enemy, the banner of Islam cannot be defeated’
And that they should embrace Islam
Some elders of the Jews said to them not to rush
But to wait and see if he (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) is victorious in his second encounter against the pagans of Makkah

The second encounter was the battle of Uhud
The Muslims did not follow the instructions of the Prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) at Uhud and were defeated
So the Jews became skeptical
The same Jews who at first were going to accept Islam
So they did not accept Islam
Ka'b Ibn Ashraf went to Makkah with 60 riders to incite the pagans of Quraish
So Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) revealed the following:

Say (O Muhammad SAW) to those who disbelieve: "You will be defeated and gathered together to Hell, and worst indeed is that place to rest." (Aali Imran 3:12)

THE OTHER STORY IS 3:18

Allāh bears witness that Lā ilāha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), and the angels, and those having knowledge (also give this witness); (He is always) maintaining His creation in Justice. Lā ilāh illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), the All-Mighty, the All-Wise. (Aali Imran 3:18)

Why did Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) reveal 3:18?
Two Jewish Rabbis came from Syria to meet Muhammad (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam)
When they saw Madina they said it was similar to the city mentioned in their Holy Book
Saying a Prophet will emerge from this city in the last days
They asked the prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) if he was Muhammad or Ahmed
The Prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) said yes
They said they shall ask about the witnessing and if he answers correctly,
They would embrace Islam
They said "Who are the greatest witnesses to the scripture, its truthfulness?
Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) revealed the following:

Allāh bears witness that Lā ilāha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), and the angels, and those having knowledge (also give this witness); (He is always) maintaining His creation in Justice. Lā ilāh illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), the All-Mighty, the All-Wise. (Aali Imran 3:18)

When the Prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) recited this verse, the two rabbis embraced Islam

Have you not seen those who have been given a portion of the Scripture? They are being invited to the Book of Allāh to settle their dispute, then a party of them turn away, and they are averse. (Aali Imran 3:23)

WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF REVELATION OF 3:23?

Some Jews at khaibar committed zina and asked the rasool (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam)
What was the punishment for zina
He (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) said to them to bring their own book
They refused because they were afraid to be judged by their own book
In their book, Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) said to stone the ones that commit zina to death
So Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) revealed the above verse (3:23)


Say (O Muhammad SAW): "O Allāh! Possessor of the kingdom, You give the kingdom to whom You will, and You take the kingdom from whom You will, and You endue with honour whom You will, and You humiliate whom You will. In Your Hand is the good. Verily, You are Able to do all things. (Aali Imran 3:26)

WHAT IS THE STORY BEHIND 3:26?

Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) revealed this ayah because
When the city of Makkah and Madinah fell to the Prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam)
He promised the sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) that one day they will conquer the Byzantium and the Persian Empires
When he made this prediction, the Jews and hypocrites said he was delusional and greedy
They said why can’t he be satisfied with what he has already achieved?
They used the word "covet"
They thought this accomplishment was too big

The hypocrites said we can't even go and answer the call of nature without being afraid
And the rasul (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) is promising them these things
They used to say Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) and His Rasool (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) only promised fake promises

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

This is why they are called munafiqoon

When the hypocrites and the Jews said Muhammad (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) is delusional, Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) revealed 3:26

Say (O Muhammad SAW): "O Allāh! Possessor of the kingdom, You give the kingdom to whom You will, and You take the kingdom from whom You will, and You endue with honour whom You will, and You humiliate whom You will. In Your Hand is the good. Verily, You are Able to do all things. (Aali Imran 3:26)

What the hypocrites of Madinah did not realize is that every empire has a lifespan
And when its end comes, you cannot delay it not even for an hour

And every nation has its appointed term; when their term is reached, neither can they delay it nor can they advance it an hour (or a moment). (Al-A'raf 7:34)

No empire can last forever
When they turn on each other, that's when they feel their empire slipping away

WHY DID ALLAH REVEAL 3:28

Let not the believers take the disbelievers as Auliyā (supporters, helpers, etc.) instead of the believers, and whoever does that will never be helped by Allāh in any way, except if you indeed fear a danger from them. And Allāh warns you against Himself (His Punishment), and to Allāh is the final return. (Aali Imran 3:28)

Some sahabah from the Ansar had friends from the Jews
The Jews wanted to keep their friendship
Because they thought they could, one day, turn them back on their heels (apostate)
Because of that, Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) revealed 3:28 above

WHY DID ALLAH (SUBHANAHU WA TA’ALA) SEND DOWN 3:31

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

Some people claim that they love Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala)
The Prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) saw them doing something contrary and unsavory
They said "we love our Lord, Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala)" and Allah revealed 3:31
We use this (3:31) to refute the Parvazis - they do not believe in Hadith

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

16:44 is also used to refute the Parvazis

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

WHAT IS THE STORY BEHIND 3:59

Verily, the likeness of 'Iesa (Jesus) before Allāh is the likeness of Adam. He created him from dust, then (He) said to him: "Be!" - and he was. (Aali Imran 3:59)

Some Christians of Najraan came to visit the Prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam)
When they came, they asked why does he insult Jesus (‘alayhi salatu wa salam)?
The Prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) said how do I insult Jesus?
They said "You said Jesus was a servant of God"
The Prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) said He was a servant and the word of Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) that Allah cast into the Virgin Mary (‘alayha salam)
The Christians became angry and said ‘have you ever seen any human being without a father? Jesus was divine

When they said that to the Prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) revealed the following:

Verily, the likeness of 'Iesa (Jesus) before Allāh is the likeness of Adam. He created him from dust, then (He) said to him: "Be!" - and he was. (Aali Imran 3:59)

If this is how you measure divinity, look at Adam (‘alayhi salatu wa salam)
Adam had no mother or father and he was not divine
No one is divine except Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala)
It is Shirk to say anyone besides Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) is divine
The Christians give divinity to Jesus because they do not understand tawheed

WHAT IS THE STORY BEHIND 3:61?

Then whoever disputes with you concerning him ['Iesa (Jesus)] after (all this) knowledge that has come to you, [i.e. 'Iesa (Jesus)] being a slave of Allāh, and having no share in Divinity) say: (O Muhammad SAW) "Come, let us call our sons and your sons, our women and your women, ourselves and yourselves - then we pray and invoke (sincerely) the Curse of Allāh upon those who lie." (Aali Imran 3:61)

A delegation of 14 men came from Najran to see the Prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam)
They were fanatical Christians
And one of them was called Abdul Masih (the servant of the Messiah)
This is shirk – you are only a servant of Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala)
Whenever you are called Abd, it should be followed by Allah’s Name or Attribute

The Rasool (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) invited them to surrender to Allah
They said "we have surrendered to Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) long before you!
The Prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) said, You Lie
You have not surrendered and I can give you three reasons why you haven't surrendered
The Christians asked for the three reasons
The Prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) said:

1. Their love for the cross - Christians love their cross

2. Your love for wine (alcohol)
Christians look for every reason to throw a party to drink alcohol
They mash-up their liver in drinking wine and alcohol

3. Your love for pork

The Rasool (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) challenged them and Allah revealed 3:61
The challenge was that he (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) will call down the curse of Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) on him if he is the liar
And they will call down the curse of Allah on them if they are the liars
This is called Mubahala

Then whoever disputes with you concerning him ['Iesa (Jesus)] after (all this) knowledge that has come to you, [i.e. 'Iesa (Jesus)] being a slave of Allāh, and having no share in Divinity) say: (O Muhammad SAW) "Come, let us call our sons and your sons, our women and your women, ourselves and yourselves - then we pray and invoke (sincerely) the Curse of Allāh upon those who lie." (Aali Imran 3:61)

The Christians believed it to be insulting not to believe Jesus was divine

When Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) revealed this ayah, they panicked
Abdul Masih said to the Christians not to accept the challenge
He (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) brought Fatimah, Hussain and Hassan (radiyallahu ‘anhum) and swore by Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) that Issa was not divine
Abdul Masih said it is better that you pay the jizya
He said if this man is willing to call down the curse of Allah on his family, he is not a liar

They agreed to pay the jizya but ask that the Prophet send one of his companions to sort out their affairs – to be their judge in disputes
All the companions were wishing they could go back with them to solve their disputes
Because the rasul (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) said he will send them a trustworthy man
The Prophet sent Abu Ubaida ibn al Jarrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu)
This man did not compromise with the deen
He chopped off the head of his father at the battle of Badr

On the authority of Anas bin Malik (RA) who reported that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "For every Ummah there is an Amin (trustee) and the Amin (trustee) of our Ummah is Abu 'Ubaidah bin Al-Jarah." [Narrated by al-Bukhari (3744) and Muslim (2419)]


Ibrāhim (Abraham) was neither a Jew nor a Christian, but he was a true Muslim Hanifa (Islāmic Monotheism - to worship none but Allāh Alone) and he was not of Al-Mushrikûn (See V.2:105). (Aali Imran 3:67)

Verily, among mankind who have the best claim to Ibrāhim (Abraham) are those who followed him, and this Prophet (Muhammad SAW) and those who have believed (Muslims). And Allāh is the Walī (Protector and Helper) of the believers. (Aali Imran 3:68)

WHAT WAS THE STORY BEHIND 3:67-68?

When the Prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) migrated from Makkah to Madinah
The Jews said they have more right over Abraham (‘alayhi salatu wa salam) than him
When they said that, Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) revealed 3:67-68
Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) refuted their claim
He was neither a Jew nor a Christian, but was a believer (Muslim)

They (Jews and Christians) took their rabbis and their monks to be their lords besides Allāh (by obeying them in things which they made lawful or unlawful according to their own desires without being ordered by Allāh), and (they also took as their Lord) Messiah, son of Maryam (Mary), while they (Jews and Christians) were commanded [in the Taurāt (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)) to worship none but One Ilāh (God - Allāh) Lā ilāha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He)[]. Praise and glory be to Him, (far above is He) from having the partners they associate (with Him)." (At-Tawbah 9:31)

The Jews and Christians make everything Haram Halal and vice versa
They allow their priests and rabbis to legislate for them
This is called the shirk of legislation

WHAT IS THE STORY BEHIND 3:69?

A party of the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) wish to lead you astray. But they shall not lead astray anyone except themselves, and they perceive not. (Aali Imran 3:69)

The Jews of Madinah invited 3 sahabah to their religion
Muad ibn Jabal, Hudhayfa ibn Yaman and Ammar ibn Yasir (radiyallahu ‘anhum)
But they rejected the invitation and so Allah revealed 3:69

WHAT IS THE STORY BEHIND 3:72?

And a party of the people of the Scripture say: "Believe in the morning in that which is revealed to the believers (Muslims), and reject it at the end of the day, so that they may turn back. (Aali Imran 3:72)

12 rabbis came together and said we are going to embrace Islam in the morning
But by evening we will apostate and will create doubt in the minds of the Muslims
They thought they would take some sahabah with them by creating doubt in their religion
Saying they found contradictions in Islam
12 Jewish rabbis planned this stunt and Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) revealed 3:72
This exposed their plot to the Prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam)

WHAT IS THE STORY BEHIND 3:79?

It is not (possible) for any human being to whom Allāh has given the Book and Al-Hukma (the knowledge and understanding of the laws of religion, etc.) and Prophethood to say to the people: "Be my worshippers rather than Allāh's." On the contrary (he would say): "Be you Rabbaniyun (learned men of religion who practise what they know and also preach others), because you are teaching the Book, and you are studying it." (Aali Imran 3:79)

Some Jews of Madinah and Christians of Najran asked Muhammad (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) if they wanted him to worship him and take him as their lord
He (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) said only Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) is his Lord
When he (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) said that, Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) revealed 3:79

WHY DID ALLAH (SUBHANAHU WA TA’ALA) REVEAL 3:83?

Do they seek other than the religion of Allāh (the true Islāmic Monotheism worshipping none but Allāh Alone), while to Him submitted all creatures in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly. And to Him shall they all be returned. (Aali Imran 3:83)

The people of the book went to the Prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam)
Saying they both follow the religion of Abraham (‘alayhi salatu wa salam)
Claiming to be the true followers of Abraham
They took their dispute to Muhammad (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam)
The Prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) said Abraham is innocent of both of you
What you are practicing, Abraham did not practice it
When the Prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) said this, the two groups became angry
And decided not to accept Islam so Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) revealed 3:83

WHY DID ALLAH (SUBHANAHU WA TA’ALA) REVEAL 3:96?

Verily, the first House (of worship) appointed for mankind was that at Bakkah (Makkah), full of blessing, and a guidance for Al-'Alamīn (the mankind and jinns). (Aali Imran 3:96)

The Jews and the Muslims argued about where the best place for the Qibla should be
The Jews said Jerusalem and the Muslims said Makkah
So Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) revealed 3:96
Changing the direction of the Qibla from Jerusalem to Makkah

WHY DID ALLAH (SUBHANAHU WA TA’ALA) REVEAL 3:102-103?

O you who believe! Fear Allāh (by doing all that He has ordered and by abstaining from all that He has forbidden) as He should be feared. [Obey Him, be thankful to Him, and remember Him always], and die not except in a state of Islām (as Muslims) with complete submission to Allāh. (Aali Imran 3:102)

And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allāh (i.e. this Qur'ān), and be not divided among yourselves, and remember Allāh's Favour on you, for you were enemies one to another but He joined your hearts together, so that, by His Grace, you became brethren (in Islāmic Faith), and you were on the brink of a pit of Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus Allāh makes His Ayāt (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.,) clear to you, that you may be guided. (Aali Imran 3:103)

Before the Prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) migrated from Makkah to Madinah
Two Arab tribes were in Madinah - the Aws and Khazraj tribes
They were fighting between themselves
The Jews were fanning the flames of fitna
Because when they fought, the Jews supplied the weapons - making money out of misery
When the Prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) migrated
The two tribes embraced Islam and the fighting stopped
Because Muslims cannot fight Muslims
The Jews were upset because they could no longer make money

The Prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) said:

Abu Malik al-Ashari narrated the Prophet (SAW) said: ”There are four matters of jaahiliyyah that exist among my ummah and they will not give them up: boasting about one’s forefathers, casting aspersions upon people’s lineages, seeking rain by the stars and wailing for the dead.” [Sahih Muslim (Vol. 2 pg. 644) No. 934]

Narrated Jubair ibn Mut’im: The Messenger of Allah (SAW), said: "He is not one us who calls for 'Asabiyah, (nationalism/tribalism) or who fights for 'Asabiyah or who dies for 'Asabiyah." [Sunan Abu Dawud (Vol. 2, pg. 753) No. 5121]

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]

The Jews saw two Muslims talking and went up to them reminding them of the wars they used to fight
So that they could cash in on the war again
So the two Muslims who were talking (Aws and Khazraj tribe)
Were about to take out their swords and the Prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) ran to them to remind them not to fight
They apologized and cried and Allah revealed 3:102-103
They realized what the Jews were trying to do
It was called divide and rule
The kuffaar and the satan love to divide people and make them fight

WHY DID ALLAH (SUBHANAHU WA TA’ALA) REVEAL 3:110?

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

The Jews thought they were more righteous than the Muslims
And their religion was better than Islam
So Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) revealed 3:110
Allah said "And you believe in Allah" is because you (Muslim) are the only human being on earth who believe in Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) properly
You don't say Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) beget a Son
You enjoin the right, forbid the wrong and believe in Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) properly
You describe Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) with His 99 Names and Attributes
You are unique because you are the only people who believe in ALL of the Prophets
Only you believe in tawheed hakimiyyah
Because you believe that Allah is The Legislator (tawheed hakimiyyah)
The Jews and Christians make things up as they go along
They change their religion

WHY DID ALLAH (SUBHANAHU WA TA’ALA) REVEAL 3:118?

O you who believe! Take not as (your) Bitānah (advisors, consultants, protectors, helpers, friends, etc.) those outside your religion (pagans, Jews, Christians, and hypocrites) since they will not fail to do their best to corrupt you. They desire to harm you severely. Hatred has already appeared from their mouths, but what their breasts conceal is far worse. Indeed We have made plain to you the Ayāt (proofs, evidences, verses) if you understand. (Aali Imran 3:118)

Because Madinah was filled with hypocrites and Jews
Some sahabah had hypocrites as friends because they were relatives by blood
They were afraid to break the ties of kinship
Some were their brothers, fathers etc
Abdullah ibn Ubaiy’s son was a strong Muslim unlike his father who was a munafiq
Because of the friendship some Muslims kept with the hypocrites and Jews
Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) revealed 3:118 saying not to take them as bosom friends
You should always practice al wala wal bara - to love and hate for the sake of Allah

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

And not to take the enemy of Islam as your friend
It is better to have 5 real friends, than to have 500 fake friends

WHY DID ALLAH (SUBHANAHU WA TA’ALA) REVEAL 3:121?

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

When the battle of Uhud came, some sahabah debated if they should stay in Madinah and fight from within or go to meet the enemy
The Messenger of Allah (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) is decisive and a military genius
He put on his armor and decided to go to war

"When the Prophet [pbuh] came out, they said: "O Messenger of Allâh, we should have not disagreed with you. So, you are free to do what you desire. If you prefer to stay inside Madinah we will stay with you. Upon this the Messenger of Allâh [pbuh] remarked: "It does not become a Prophet that once he had put on armour, he should take it off, until Allâh has decided between him and the enemy." [Quoted by Ahmad, Nasa'i, Hakim and Ibn Ishaq]

This ayah is used to checkmate the Shia as well.
The Shia said the wives of the Prophet (radiyallahu ‘anhun) were not of his household
So Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) declare here that his wives are from his household

WHY DID ALLAH (SUBHANAHU WA TA’ALA) REVEAL 3:140-143?

If a wound (and killing) has touched you, be sure a similar wound (and killing) has touched the others. And so are the days (good and not so good), We give to men by turns, that Allāh may test those who believe, and that He may take martyrs from among you. And Allāh likes not the Zālimûn (polytheists and wrong­doers). (Aali Imran 3:140)

And that Allāh may test (or purify) the believers (from sins) and destroy the disbelievers. (Aali Imran 3:141)

Do you think that you will enter Paradise before Allāh tests those of you who fought (in His Cause) and (also) tests those who are As-Sābirin (the patient ones, etc.)? (Aali Imran 3:142)

You did indeed wish for death (Ash­Shahādah - martyrdom) before you met it. Now you have seen it openly with your own eyes. (Aali Imran 3:143)

When the Muslims lost at the battle of Uhud, 70 sahabah were killed.
Some of the women began to slap their cheeks in grief for the loss of their fathers, brothers, husbands etc
So Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) revealed 3:140-143

Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) also tells us why He gives victory and losses in battles in turns
Because He wants to make some suhada (martyrs) and to test the real believers
Some people can only go to paradise if they die on the battlefield
Because of their sins from living in darul harb
Do you think you will enter paradise before Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) test you?

WHY DID ALLAH (SUBHANAHU WA TA’ALA) REVEAL 3:144?

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)

When the Muslims were retreating at the battle of Uhud
The kuffaar spread a rumor that Muhammad (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) was dead
So that the morale of the Muslims would go down
And as a result, some of the believers would apostate from Islam

The kuffaar of yesterday did this, and the kuffaar of today still do this
They are so stupid they believe that the survival of Islam depends on an individual
So they keep on killing them (the leaders of Islam)
Muhammad (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) died yet the Muslims conquered more lands after his dead than when he was alive

The rasul (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) was attacked by the kuffaar and Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) fought of them
His life was saved that day by a woman - Umm Ammara (radiyallahu ‘anha)

Damrah bin Saeed from his father narrated that some woollen shawls were once brought to Umar Ibn al-Khattab. Amongst them was a very large one of excellent quality. Some people indicated that it was of great value and should be sent to Safiyya bint Ubayd who was recently married to Umar's son Abdullah. However, Umar said, "I shall send it to someone who is more deserving to it, namely Ummu Ammaara Nusayba bint Ka'b about whom I heard the Messenger of Allah (SAW) say, 'Whether it was to the right or to the left, in whichever direction I turned I saw her fighting in my defence."' [Maghazi al-Waqidi (1/271), al-Tabaqaat al-Kubra Ibn Sa’d (8/415), Kanz al-Ummal (13/625-626) No. 37592]

She also fought on the battlefield in her 60's
This also shows that a woman can go to the battlefield with the permission of her Amir

When the kuffaar screamed that Muhammad (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) was dead
Some of the sahabah believed this lie
When they ran away from the battlefield
Allah revealed this ayah: 3:144

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)

Everyone will die except Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala)

Verily, you (O Muhammad SAW) will die and verily, they (too) will die. (Az-Zumar 39:30)

Say (O Muhammad SAW): "I am only a man like you. It has been inspired to me that your Ilāh (God) is One Ilāh (God i.e. Allāh). So whoever hopes for the Meeting with his Lord, let him work righteousness and associate none as a partner in the worship of his Lord." (Al-Kahf 18:110)


Question 1: Is it okay for a person to avoid travelling to the dawla if he/she has no contact from there that can help them?

Answer 1: Speak to your local shaikh about this
People are being locked up for this and charging them with terrorism
These things you have to refer to your local shaikh
I can’t publicly tell you about how to make hijrah

Question 2: It seems that the Prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) called the people to tawheed and sharia, since he told the people about their eating of pork and drinking of wine. Since he forbad them from this, this would mean we can forbid the Christians as well.

Answer 2: The Prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) was talking to these people in the Madinan stage not the Makkan stage
The Madinan stage was when the sharia ruling on things were being revealed
These Christians in Europe and America today need to be taught tauheed before sharia
This is the Sunnah of Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) and His rasul (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam)


Question 3: Assalam alaikum shaikh, what are the signs of a good ending

Answer 3: There are many signs of a good ending
I can count at least 15 signs

1. You were able to recite the shahadah before dying

Muadh Ibn Jabal (RA) narrated the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "He whose last words (in life) were 'La ilaha-ill Allah' (None has the right to be worshipped but Allah) shall enter Paradise” [Sunan Abu Dawud (2/207) No. 3116, Musnad al-Bazzar (7/77) No. 2626, Tabarani in ‘al-Mu’jam al-Kabir’ (20/112) No. 221, Mustadrak al-Hakim (1/503) No. 1299]

2. You died doing an act of ibaada
Example: Abu Hanefa (rahimahullah) died in salah

3. You died on a holy journey
Example: going to a holy city (Makkah, Madinah, Jerusalem)

4. You died with sweat on your forehead

Abdullah ibn Buraydah (RA) reported on the authority of his father that the Prophet (SAW) said, “The Believer dies with sweat on his forehead.” [Sunan Tirmidhi (3/310) No. 982, Musnad Ahmad (5/360) No. 23097, Sunan Nasa'i (4/6) No. 1829, Sunan Ibn Majah (2/442) No. 1452]

5. You died defending your property

It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah (RA) said: A man came to the Messenger of Allah (SAW) and said: O Messenger of Allah, what do you think if a man comes wanting to take my property? He said: “Do not give him your property.” He said: What if he fights me? He said: “Fight him.” He said: What if he kills me? He said: “Then you will be a martyr.” He said: What if I kill him? He said: “He will be in Hell.” [Sahih Muslim (Vol. 1, pg. 124) No. 140]

6. You died protecting your family

Sa’eed ibn Zayd (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, He who is killed in defence of his religion is a martyr. [Abu Dawud 4772, Nisai 4102, Ibn e Majah 2580, Ahmed 1652, Tirmidhi 1426]

7. You died on the battlefield

Miqdam ibn Ma’dikarib (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, “There are with Allah six blessings for the martyr. [1] He is forgiven with the first drop of blood. [2] He is shown his abode in paradise. [3] He is preserved from the torment of the grave and is safe from the great fear on the Day of Resurrection. [4] A crown of honour ingrained with pearl is placed on his head, which is better than the world and what it contains. [5] He is married to seventy-two maidens (huris) of paradise. [6] His intercession for his seventy relatives is accepted.”

8. You died from a pandemic
9. You died because of a stomach sickness
10. You died because of drowning
11. You died because a building fell on you
12. You died in a fire
13. You died during childbirth

Jabir ibn 'Utaik reported that Allah's Messenger said: "There are seven kinds of martyrs besides those killed in the cause of Allah:1. a person who is killed in an epidemic,2. a person who is drowned,3. a person who has bed sores that cause fever and a bad cough resulting in his death, 4. a person who dies of a stomach disease, 5. a person who dies in a fire,6. a person who dies under falling debris (in a disaster), and 7. a woman who dies during childbirth." [Ahmad, Abu Daw'ud and Nasa'i report this hadith based on sound authority]

14. You died on a Friday

Abdullah ibn Amr (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, “No Muslim dies on the day of Friday or the night of Friday but Allah protects him from the trial in the grave.” [Sunan Tirmidhi (3/386) No. 1074, Musnad Ahmad (2/169) No. 6582]

15. You died in Makkah or Madinah or in between Makkah or Madinah (traveling between the two)

Ibn Umar (RA) reported that the Prophet (SAW) said, “If anyone can die in Madinah, let him die there for, I will intercede for one who dies there.” [Tirmidhi (5/719) No. 3917, Ibn Majah (4/292) No. 3112, Musnad Ahmad (2/74) No. 5437]


Question 4: Assalamualaikum shaikh. What's the best way to disgrace a rasta man or a member of nation of Islam about his religion?

Answer 4: Don't say disgrace - say debate
Because many of these people come into Islam
Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) said call to the way of Allah with hikmah (wisdom) and reason with them in the best of ways

Invite (mankind, O Muhammad SAW) to the Way of your Lord (i.e. Islām) with wisdom (i.e. with the Divine Inspiration and the Qur'ān) and fair preaching, and argue with them in a way that is better. Truly, your Lord knows best who has gone astray from His Path, and He is the Best Aware of those who are guided. (An-Nahl 16:125)

The best way to invite someone to Islam is with tawheed
Don't forget Haile Selassie said he was god
When he died they buried him in a toilet

The NOI say in the Name of Allah The Beneficent The Merciful who appeared in the person of master Farad Muhammad
42:51 refutes them

It is not given to any human being that Allāh should speak to him unless (it be) by Inspiration, or from behind a veil, or (that) He sends a Messenger to reveal what He wills by His Leave. Verily, He is Most High, Most Wise[] . (Ash-Shura 42:51)


Question 5: As salaamu alaikum Shaikh. Pertaining to the statement you made about Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi (hafidhahullah) (the lies of the kuffar about his death), is it true that he's severely injured?

Answer 5: Nothing is wrong with Abu Bakr al Baghdadi (hafidhahullah)
The kuffaar spread these lies to make your morale go down
Even if he should die, it doesn't mean Islam is dead
The greatest loss to the ummah is the Prophet Muhammad (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam)
Is Islam dead? No!


Question 6: Did the Prophet (Salallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) tell Muadh ibn Jabal (radiyallahu ‘anhu) to dress (or look) like the people when calling the people to Islam?

Answer 6: I don't know of any hadith like that
Every dress is halal unless specified otherwise
When I went to class in Saudi, I dressed in leather jacket and trousers
Someone said I dressed like the kuffaar
My shaikh said he was incorrect and stopped his dars to tell him it is not haram
Unless the trousers are tight, exposing your private parts or made of silk or exclusive to one religion
If the trousers are universal, it is halal

If you are living in darul kufr and you wear trousers, you are not doing anything wrong
As for a Muslim woman, when she leaves the home, she has to wear hijab and jilbab
If she does not, she is dressing incorrectly

And she is committing a sin