Tuesday, June 30, 2015

(Notes & Audio) The Three Types of Hearts

By Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
June 27, 2015

Notes typed live by AT19
Edited and Formatted by AT19 

This topic was taken from a statement by Sulayman al Ulwan where he declared the hearts are of three types. The arabic word Qalb means the heart. The heart turns over and over again and it doesn't remain the same, this is why it is referred to as the Qalb. 

So Allah taught us to make the following dua in the Quran 

(They say) : "Our Lord! Let not our hearts deviate (from the truth) after You have guided us, and grant us mercy from You. Truly, You are the Bestower." (Aali Imran 3:8) 

The heart is so important Allah has mentioned it 132 times in the Quran because the heart influences the brain. 

The heart send messages to the brain and dictates to the brain how you should think. 

The heart influences the hormones of the body 

We have estrogen and testosterone 

Someone who underwent a heart transplant, the recipient of the heart will take on some of the characteristics of the donor. 

More than 14 centuries ago, the Quran explains to us the importance of the heart. Because of that, the heart was mentioned 132 times in the Quran 

The Prophet said in a famous Hadith: 

There is a lump of flesh in the body, the nature of which is that when it is sound, the entire body is sound, and when it is corrupt, the entire body is corrupt - it is the heart.’” [al-Bukhari (52) and Muslim (1599)] 


1. Qalb Salim 

Qalb Salim means the pure heart 

Allah spoke about the pure heart in 26:88-89 

The Day whereon neither wealth nor sons will avail, Except him who brings to Allāh a clean heart [clean from Shirk (polytheism) and Nifāq (hypocrisy)]. (Ash-Shu'ara 26:88-89)

Qalb Salim is pure from the following things: 

  • Kufr 
  • shirk 
  • Zandaqa (heresy) 
  • hypocrisy 

The Qalb Salim is also a heart that makes dhikr (remembers Allah). Because of this, the owner of the heart finds contentment 

Allah said that one of the signs of a munafiq is that he forgets Allah 

Those who believe (in the Oneness of Allāh - Islāmic Monotheism), and whose hearts find rest in the remembrance of Allāh, Verily, in the remembrance of Allāh do hearts find rest. (Ra'd 13:2)

One of the characteristics of a hypocrite is that he forgets Allah, hence Allah said 

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

The Qalb Salim is the first category of heart. It is pure from diseases like racism, tribalism, nationalism and regionalism.  These of the heart are called asabiyah 

The Prophet (saw) said: 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] 

The pure heart is free from kufr, shirk, zandaqa, hypocrisy and asabiyah. 

A racist judge cannot be a fair judge. Because of that 100's of black males were killed for crimes they did not commit in the USA.

A man in SC killed 9 people and the racist judge said the victim is the family of the boy who did the killing.  He also said their are 4 types of people in the world: black, white, rednecks and n*ggers. Only a real believer can have Qalb Salim; therefore, it is expected for a kaafir to have a corrupted heart. 

A Qalb Salim is free from greed. Concerning greed, the the following Hadith speaks of the greed of man: 

Ibn ‘Abbâs narrated: I heard the Messenger of Allah (SAW) saying, “If a son of Adam had a valley full of gold, he would desire to have two. Nothing can fill his mouth except the dust (of his grave). Allah turns with mercy to him who turns to Him in repentance.” [al-Bukhari (6437) and Muslim (1049)] 

The Qalb Salim is God-fearing 

The rasool (saw) use to seek refuge with Allah from knowledge that has no benefit and from a heart that has no taqwah

O Allah! I seek refuge in You from the knowledge which is not beneficial, and from a heart which does not fear (You), and from desire which is not satisfied, and from prayer which is not answered]." [Sahih Muslim (4/2088) No. 2722] 

The Qalb Salim is also free from lust 

Zaid bin Arqam (RA) reported: The Messenger of Allah (SAW) would supplicate: O Allah! Grant me the sense of piety and purify my soul as You are the Best to purify it. You are its Guardian and its Protecting Friend." [Sahih Muslim (4/208 No. 2722]

People are destroyed everyday by their lust. Lust is so dangerous, the Rasool (saw) said: 

"Whoever can guarantee (the chastity of) what is between his two jaw-bones and what is between his two legs (i.e. his tongue and his private parts), I guarantee Paradise for him." [Sahih Bukhari (8/100) No. 6474]

Allah also spoke about lust in the following Ayah:

But as for him who feared standing before his Lord, and restrained himself from impure evil desires, and lusts. Verily, Paradise will be his abode. (An-Nazi'at 79:40-41)

The wives of the Prophet (saw) were commanded by Allah to speak with a normal voice so that the hypocrites, in whose hearts is the disease of lust, would not be moved by their voices. Hence, Allah said: 

O wives of the Prophet! You are not like any other women. If you keep your duty (to Allāh), then be not soft in speech, lest he in whose heart is a disease (of hypocrisy, or evil desire for adultery, etc.) should be moved with desire, but speak in an honourable manner. (Al-Ahzab 33:32)

So a woman should not beautify her voice when she speaks to men because some people have lust in his heart. Not everyone has qalb salim. Some people have a corrupted heart.

In the Islamic State a man is killed for adultery because this disease of the heart is addictive. To save this society from his mischief, he is killed. The same ruling goes for homosexuals. So because of that, the Prophet said in the following Hadith: 

Ibn ‘Abbas (RA) said: The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “Whoever you find doing the action of the people of Loot, execute the one who does it and the one to whom it is done.” [Sunan Tirmidhi (4/57) No. 1456, Sunan Abu Dawud (4/158) No. 4462, Sunan Ibn Majah (3/594) No. 2561, Musnad Ahmad (1/300) No. 2732]

There is a difference of opinion concerning the punishment for the one who commits sodomy. The following are the opinions that were mentioned by Imam Ash-Shawkani in "Nayl Al-Awtar" , Vol. 7/p122-124. 

1) That he is killed with the sword, then burnt. This is narrated from Abu Bakr and 'Ali Ibn Abi Talib.
2) That a wall should be collapsed upon him. This was the opinion of 'Umar and 'Uthman.
3) That he should be thrown from the highest building in the city, then that should be followed up with him being pelted with rocks. This was the opinion of Ibn 'Abbas.
4) That he is stoned. This is narrated by Al-Bayhaqi from 'Ali Ibn Abi Talib, Ash-Sha'bi, Az-Zuhri, Malik, Ahmad, Is'haq, and Ash-Shafi'i.
5) That they are burned. This was narrated by Al-Bayhaqi, that Abu Bakr gathered the Sahabah and 'Ali mentioned this, and the Sahabah agreed upon it. It was also mentioned by Al-Munthiri that it was done by Abu Bakr, 'Ali, 'Abdullah Ibn Az-Zubayr, and Hisham Ibn 'Abdil-Malik.
6) That he is stoned, then burnt with fire. This is narrated from the Sahabah agreeing upon it in the time of Abu Bakr.
7) That the punishment is the same as Zina, in that if he is a virgin, he is whipped, and if he is not, then he is stoned.
8) That there is no prescribed punishment, rather it is left up to the Imam to perform Ta'zir, and this was narrated from Abu Hanifah, and one narration from Ash-Shafi'i, and others. 

Ash-Shawkani refutes the opinion of the punishment being the same as Zina, as well as the opinion that there is only Ta'zir, and supports the opinion that he is killed, but does not appear to specify which way of killing is the strongest. 

In this materialistic world today, people pay a lot of attention to their body image and designer clothing. But Allah is not impressed with any of these things. Allah is impressed with a qalb salim. In this regard, the Holy Prophet (saw) said:

"Verily Allah does not look to your bodies nor to your faces but He looks to your hearts," and he pointed towards the heart with his fingers. [Sahih Muslim (4/1986) No. 2564] 

Allah pays attention to your hearts, not your bodies.  Some women will propose to a man if he is well built because they are shallow. They think a six-pack is all that is needed in a man. But the Prophet said Allah only looks at your heart - not bodies or faces. Allah is impressed with your heart.

Some Muslims look at the dress code of some people and are impressed. But sit with a madkhali for 15 minutes and listen to his aqeeda and you will want to vomit because of his kufr, shirk and zandaqa. However,  his dress code is fine and impresses you.  He has a beard and pants above the ankle.

Is your heart pure? 

The munafiqoon use dress code and body image to pull the wool over the eye of unsuspecting Muslims. Hence, Allah said:

And when you look at them, their bodies please you; and when they speak, you listen to their words. They are as blocks of wood propped up. They think that every cry is against them. They are the enemies, so beware of them. May Allah curse them! How are they denying (or deviating from) the Right Path. (Al-Munafiqun 63:4)

Hypocrites pay attention to body image, but not their hearts. They do not seek authentic Islamic knowledge, because Islam is not their priority. Their priority is the dunya. The Prophet (saw) said these hypocrites will never have knowledge of Islam and a beautiful character:

Abu Huraira (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said: “Two characteristics cannot combine in a hypocrite: good character and an understanding of religion.” [Sunan Tirmidhi (5/49) No. 2684, al-Thiqat Ibn Hibban (8/227) No. 13149, al-Mu’jam al-Awsat al-Tabarani (8/75) No. 8010, al-Madkhal ila al-Sunan al-Kubra al-Bayhaqi (pg. 256) No. 357]

The Qalb Salim is a repenting heart. Hence, Allah says:

"Who feared the Most Beneficent (Allāh) in the Ghaib (unseen): (i.e. in this worldly life before seeing and meeting Him), and brought a heart turned in repentance (to Him - and absolutely free from each and every kind of polytheism), (Qaf 50:33)

The Prophet (saw) said All of Bani Adam are sinners 

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

In another Hadith, the Rasool (saw) said a believer is remorseful about his sin: 

A believer sees his sins as if he were sitting under a mountain which, he is afraid, may fall on him; whereas the wicked person considers his sins as flies passing over his nose and he just drives them away like this." Abu Shihab (the sub-narrator) moved his hand over his nose in illustration. [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 8, Book 75, Hadith #320] 

Allah said the heart is the abode of iman and taqwa 

The bedouins say: "We believe." Say: "You believe not but you only say, 'We have surrendered (in Islām),' for Faith has not yet entered your hearts. But if you obey Allāh and His Messenger (SAW), He will not decrease anything in reward for your deeds. Verily, Allāh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful." (Al-Hujurat 49:14)

The below Quranic verse is another evidence to prove the heart is the abode of iman and taqwa 

Whoever disbelieved in Allāh after his belief, except him who is forced thereto and whose heart is at rest with Faith but such as open their breasts to disbelief, on them is wrath from Allāh, and theirs will be a great torment. (An-Nahl 16:106)

This Ayah was revealed about Ammar ibn Yassar. He was beaten by Quraysh to the point that he left Islam only by his lips, not his heart.  His heart was contented with iman.  What he did with Quraysh was taqiyya (desception).  Taqiyya is allowed when you live in darul harb and suffer persecution. Darul harb is any land where Muslims are being ill treated and persecuted. Because Ammar ibn Yaaser was living behind enemy lines, Makkah was darul harb back then. 

The Holy Prophet (saw) told us in a Hadith that we are forgiven for haram things that we did out of duress:

Ibn 'Abbas (RA) the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "Verily Allah has pardoned [or been lenient with] for me my Ummah : their mistakes, their forgetfulness, and that which they have been forced to do under duress." [Sunan Ibn Majah (3/200) No. 2045, al-Mu’jam al-Kabir al-Tabarani (11/133) No. 11274, al-Sunan al-Kubra al-Bayhaqi (7/584) No. 15094, Sunan al-Daraqutni (5/300) No. 4351]

The other evidence to prove that the heart is the abode of iman is where Allah said:

And [mention] when Abraham said, "My Lord, show me how You give life to the dead." [ Allah ] said, "Have you not believed?" He said, "Yes, but [I ask] only that my heart may be satisfied. [ Allah ] said, "Take four birds and commit them to yourself. Then [after slaughtering them] put on each hill a portion of them; then call them - they will come [flying] to you in haste. And know that Allah is Exalted in Might and Wise.” 2:260  

The qalb salim is a heart that practices al wala wal bara, to love and hate for Allah. Therefore, the qalb salim loves what Allah loves and hate what Allah hates. In this regard, Allah said:

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, and strengthened them with Ruh (proofs, light and true guidance) from Himself. And We will admit them to Gardens (Paradise) under which rivers flow, to dwell therein (forever). Allah is pleased with them, and they with Him. They are the Party of Allah. Verily, it is the Party of Allah that will be the successful. (Al-Mujadilah 58:22)

Whenever a person is a hypocrite, his heart is corrupted; therefore, you will see him taking the enemies of Islam for his friends and allies. He will even fight in their army against the believers, and this is an act of apostasy. 

When the Rasool (saw) entered into Madina, two tribes al Aws and al Khazraj, were fighting. When they became Muslim, they stopped killing each other because it is incumbent on Muslims to love each other for the sake of Allah. About these two tribes, Allah said: 

And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allah (i.e. this Qur'an), and be not divided among yourselves, and remember Allah'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 Islamic Faith), and you were on the brink of a pit of Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus Allah makes His Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.,) clear to you, that you may be guided. (Aali Imran 3:103)

Allah told the Prophet Muhammad (saw) that only He, Allah, is able to put love in the hearts of humans for each other and money cannot buy true love. Hence, Allah said about the Aws and the Khazraj:

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

Some may ask why are Sunnis and Shias killing each other? It is because Shia are not Muslim. The Shia claim the Quran is corrupted and Ayesha had an affair. The Grand Mufti of Spain, ibn Hazm, had a debate with some Christians and they brought a book written by the Shias. In this book the Shias claim the Quran is corrupted. Ibn Hazm dismissed the book by saying the Shia are not even Muslims. 

Ibn Hazm — "Shia are not even Muslims", when Christians debating him brought a Shia book as reference See al-Millal wa al-Nahl الفصل في الملل والنحل 2/213

The other evidence to prove that the heart is the abode of iman and taqwa is the following Hadith of the Rasool (saw):

On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (RA) who said: The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, "Do not envy one another, and do not inflate prices for one another, and do not hate one another, and do not turn away from one another, and do not undercut one another in trade, but [rather] be slaves of Allah and brothers [amongst yourselves]. A Muslim is the brother of a Muslim: he does not oppress him, nor does he fail him, nor does he lie to him, nor does he hold him in contempt. Taqwa (piety) is right here [and he pointed to his chest three times]. It is evil enough for a man to hold his brother Muslim in contempt. The whole of a Muslim is inviolable for another Muslim: his blood, his property, and his honour." [Sahih Muslim (4/1986) No. 2564]


The sealed heart is the heart of a kaafir who will never believe in Islam. Allah spoke about this in 2:6-7 

Verily, those who disbelieve, it is the same to them whether you (O Muhammad Peace be upon him ) warn them or do not warn them, they will not believe. Allāh has set a seal on their hearts and on their hearings, (i.e. they are closed from accepting Allāh's Guidance), and on their eyes there is a covering. Theirs will be a great torment. (Al-Baqarah 2:6-7)

The people with sealed hearts worship their evil and corrupted desires. So their lust has become their god. Hence, Allah says:

Have you seen him who takes his own lust (vain desires) as his ilāh (god), and Allāh knowing (him as such), left him astray, and sealed his hearing and his heart, and put a cover on his sight. Who then will guide him after Allāh? Will you not then remember? (Al-Jathiyah 45:23)

Whenever the heart of a kaafir is sealed up, Islam will not enter and kufr will not come out. 

  • This was the plight of Nimrod, the man who threw Abraham into the fire 
  • This was the plight of the Pharoah, the man who rejected the message of Moses after seeing the 9 signs of Moses
  • This was the plight of Abu Lahab, the Uncle of the Prophet (saw) who rejected the message of the Rasool (saw) 
  • This was the plight of Abu Jahll, the commander-in-chief for Quraysh at the battle of Badr 
  • This is the plight of most Jews today. Even though they know Muhammad (saw) is the messenger of Allah, they reject him in the name of asabiyah 

Allah spoke about the Jews in the following Quranic verse:

And they, the Jews, say, "Our hearts are wrapped (i.e. do not hear or understand Allāh's Word)." Nay, Allāh has cursed them for their disbelief, so little is that which they believe. (Al-Baqarah 2:8)

This Ayah tells you that Jews (past and present) most will not believe. Most of them have a heart that is sealed up. 

A sealed heart is rebellious to the haqq and you are not allowed to give dawah to a person whose heart is sealed this person is harshly argumentative to the haqq. You are only allowed to give dawa to a person who shows an interested in Islam. Hence, Allah said: 

So give admonition if it benefits the listener; 87:9  

Allah said here "IF" it benefits the person. You are only allowed to give dawah to a person who appreciates the dawah. Otherwise it is like throwing gold to swine, you are wasting your time to a person not worth a dime. It is haram to waste your time. Hence, Allah said:

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

This is why you are not allowed to give dawah to a person whose heart is sealed. If you respect yourself, don't waste your time with a person rebellious to the haqq. The best way to spread Islam is not dawa. The best way is through jihad. Hence, Allah said:

And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and polytheism: i.e. worshipping others besides Allah) and the religion (worship) will all be for Allah Alone [in the whole of the world[]]. But if they cease (worshipping others besides Allah), then certainly, Allah is All-Seer of what they do. (Al-Anfal 8:39)

Fight against those who (1) believe not in Allah, (2) nor in the Last Day, (3) nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger (4) and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islam) 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)

Dawah is the method for people who are weak. Shaikh bin Baaz said you don't understand the ayah about no compulsion in religion. He said it means either you embrace Islam or die. You are allowed to force a pagan to become Muslim because it is better for someone to be a Muslim and worship Allah alone. You can't take jizya from people who are not Christian or Jew; therefore, you are allowed to force them to take shahada. 

A man asked Shaykh Bin Baaz about the permissibility of forcing a kaafir to embrace Islam. The following is the question of the person and the fatwa of the Shaykh [RA]:

Some friends say that whoever does not enter Islam, that is his choice and he should not be forced to become Muslim, quoting as evidence the verses in which Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “And had your Lord willed, those on earth would have believed, all of them together. So, will you (O Muhammad) then compel mankind, until they become believers” [Yoonus 10:99]  

“There is no compulsion in religion” [al-Baqarah 2:256]  

What is your opinion concerning that?.

The scholars explained that these two verses, and other similar verses, have to do with those from whom the jizyah may be taken, such as Jews, Christians and Magians (Zoroastrians). They are not to be forced, rather they are to be given the choice between becoming Muslim or paying the jizyah. 

Other scholars said that this applied in the beginning, but was subsequently abrogated by Allaah’s command to fight and wage jihad. So whoever refuses to enter Islam should be fought when the Muslims are able to fight, until they either enter Islam or pay the jizyah if they are among the people who may pay jizyah. The kuffaar should be compelled to enter Islam if they are not people from whom the jizyah may be taken, because that will lead to their happiness and salvation in this world and in the Hereafter. Obliging a person to adhere to the truth in which is guidance and happiness is better for him than falsehood. Just as a person may be forced to do the duty that he owes to other people even if that is by means of imprisonment or beating, so forcing the kaafirs to believe in Allaah alone and enter into the religion of Islam is more important and more essential, because this will lead to their happiness in this world and in the Hereafter. This applies unless they are People of the Book, i.e., Jews and Christians, or Magians, because Islam says that these three groups may be given the choice: they may enter Islam or they may pay the jizyah and feel themselves subdued. 

Some of the scholars are of the view that others may also be given the choice between Islam and jizyah, but the most correct view is that no others should be given this choice, rather these three groups are the only ones who may be given the choice, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) fought the kuffaar in the Arabian Peninsula and he only accepted their becoming Muslim. And Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): 

“But if they repent [by rejecting Shirk (polytheism) and accept Islamic Monotheism] and perform As-Salaah (Iqaamat-as-Salaah), and give Zakaah, then leave their way free. Verily, Allaah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful”[al-Tawbah 9:5] 

He did not say, “if they pay the jizyah”. The Jews, Christians and Magians are to be asked to enter Islam; if they refuse then they should be asked to pay the jizyah. If they refuse to pay the jizyah then the Muslims must fight them if they are able to do so. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): 

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

And it was proven that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) accepted the jizyah from the Magians, but it was not proven that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) or his companions (may Allaah be pleased with them) accepted the jizyah from anyone except the three groups mentioned above. [Majmoo’ Fataawa wa Maqaalaat li’l-Shaykh Ibn Baaz, 6/219]

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It is mandatory to have health insurance and car insurance in darul Harb. What's more important? To have obamacare or to believe in Allah? To drive with car insurance or to worship Allah alone? So if you can force a person to have insurance; likewise, you can force a person to worship Allah alone. Because the right of Allah is more important than the right of humans or the rights of a kaafir state. Hence, Shaykh Bin Baaz [RA] said:

The kuffaar should be compelled to enter Islam if they are not people from whom the jizyah may be taken, because that will lead to their happiness and salvation in this world and in the Hereafter. Obliging a person to adhere to the truth in which is guidance and happiness is better for him than falsehood. Just as a person may be forced to do the duty that he owes to other people even if that is by means of imprisonment or beating, so forcing the kaafirs to believe in Allaah alone and enter into the religion of Islam is more important and more essential, because this will lead to their happiness in this world and in the Hereafter. [Majmoo’ Fataawa wa Maqaalaat li’l-Shaykh Ibn Baaz, 6/219]

It is worthy of mentioning that only the Islamic State has the authority to force a kaafir to embrace Islam. Muslims who are living in Darul Harb or Darul Kufr are not allowed to force their kuffar neighbors to embrace Islam. 

When Shaykh Bin Baaz gives a fatwa he doesn't write kufr because he was careful about his legacy. 

The blind man is not the man who is blind in his eyes. The real blind man is blind in his heart. Hence, Allah said:

Have they not travelled through the land, and have they hearts wherewith to understand and ears wherewith to hear? Verily, it is not the eyes that grow blind, but it is the hearts which are in the breasts that grow blind. (Al-Hajj 22:46)

The Prophet (saw) said something similar in the following Hadith about the blind hypocrite:

The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said to his men: "Which man of you can lead us to where the people (i.e. the idolaters) are, along a short track that does not pass by them?" Abu Khaithama said: "O Messenger of Allah (SAW), I am the man you need." Then he chose a short track that led to Uhud passing by Harrah Bani Harithah and their farms, leaving the idolaters' army westwards. On their way they passed by Ha'it (i.e. the field) of Marba' bin Qaizi, who was a blind hypocrite. When Marba' felt and realized that they were the Prophetic army, he started throwing earth at their faces, so they rushed to kill him, but the Prophet (SAW) said: "Do not kill him. He is blind in heart and eyes."[Seerah Ibn Hisham (2/65)]

When you are blind in your heart, it means your heart is sealed. Some people whose hearts are sealed fight Islam like Nimrod, the Pharaoh, Abu Lahab and Abu Jahl. Their fighting will be with propaganda warfare. They will slander your name as they used to slander the Prophet (saw). So Allah revealed the following Surah:

Woe to every slanderer and backbiter. Who has gathered wealth and counted it, He thinks that his wealth will make him last forever! (Al-Humuzah 104:1-3)

They will use the entertainment industry to fight Islam 

And of mankind is he who purchases idle talks (i.e.music, singing, etc.) to mislead (men) from the Path of Allāh without knowledge, and takes it (the Path of Allāh, the Verses of the Qur'ān) by way of mockery. For such there will be a humiliating torment (in the Hell-fire). (Luqman 31:6)

When they make a mockery of the deen it's called smear, sneer, and jeer. This is all apart of the propaganda warfare. 

They will also use the cultural warfare to fight you. Their Jerry Springer culture of no morals and they are shameless about their degeneracy and debauchery 

Never will the Jews nor the Christians be pleased with you (O Muhammad Peace be upon him ) till you follow their religion. Say: "Verily, the Guidance of Allāh (i.e. Islāmic Monotheism) that is the (only) Guidance. (Al-Baqarah 2:120)

The infidels would like you to compromise on your religion to please them. They claim, by doing so, it shows that you are courteous. In this regard, Allah said:

They wish that you should compromise (in religion out of courtesy) with them, so they (too) would compromise with you. (Al-Qalam 68:9)

They will fight you economically with sanctions and embargo. This is called economic warfare. They think if they make you suffer object poverty, you will apostate from Islam. Hence, Allah said: 

Shaitān (Satan) threatens you with poverty and orders you to commit Fahshā (evil deeds, illegal sexual intercourse, sins etc.); whereas Allāh promises you Forgiveness from Himself and Bounty, and Allāh is All-Sufficient for His creatures' needs, All-Knower. (Al-Baqarah 2:26

The Holy Prophet (saw) told us in the following Hadith that poverty can lead to kufr:

Anas Ibn Malik narrated the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “Poverty, in all probability, leads to unbelief (kufr)...” [al-Bayhaqi narrated in 'Shu’ab al-Eemaan' (9/12) No. 6188 and Abu Na'eem narrated in 'Hileeyat al-Awwleeyah' (3/109)]

They will also fight you with psychological warfare. They make you think you should throw in the towel and give up the Jihad against them because they have weapons of mass destruction which we do not have. Don't think warfare is only one type. They will wage political warfare by isolating a country and call it a rogue state and an axes of evil.

They will also wage spiritual warfare against you.  They have websites saying they found contradictions in Quran. They will write books to cast doubt on Islam.  They will pay actors to pretend to be x-Muslims even though these actors are Jews and Christians. All these strategies are called spiritual warfare.  Allah told you that the kuffar would like you to apostate from Islam because they envy you for your deen. Hence, Allah said: 

Many of the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) wish that if they could turn you away as disbelievers after you have believed, out of envy from their ownselves, even, after the truth (that Muhammad Peace be upon him is Allah's Messenger) has become manifest unto them. (Al-Baqarah 2:109)

Why do you think China banned Ramadan? They banned Ramadan because they want the Muslims to apostate from Islam so that they and the Muslims can be on the same even keel. In this regard, Allah said:

They wish that you reject Faith, as they have rejected (Faith), and thus that you all become equal (like one another). (An-Nisa 4:89)

Another way they fight you is by way of Military Warfare. They even bomb schools and hospitals. It includes the use of chemical weapons. Many children are born deformed in Iraq and Afghanistan because the kuffar used chemical warfare against them. About these infidels fighting us, Allah said:

And they will never cease fighting you until they turn you back from your religion (Islāmic Monotheism) if they can. 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)

Seven types of warfares are mentioned above.  The people whose heart are sealed fight Islam with these seven types of warfares, past and present. This is why the commander-in-chief, Abu Jahl, came to fight Islam at the battle of Badr.  The hypocrites belong to this second category of people whose hearts are sealed. Allah spoke about them in the following Ayah:

In their hearts is a disease (of doubt and hypocrisy) and Allāh has increased their disease. A painful torment is theirs because they used to tell lies. (Al-Baqarah 2:10)

Because they belong to this second category, they will be in the bottom of the hellfire like Allah said: 

Verily, the hyprocrites will be in the lowest depths (grade) of the Fire; no helper will you find for them. (An-Nisa 4:145)

Did you know Allah sometimes comes between a man and his heart? 

… and know that Allāh comes in between a person and his heart (i.e. He prevents an evil person to decide anything). And verily to Him you shall (all) be gathered. (Al-Anfal 8:24)

Sometimes a man is evil to the core, so Allah prevents him from making a decision. So many countries have the atomic bomb in the world today. The world would have been destroyed if Allah didn’t come between a man and his decisions. Hence, Allah said:

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

These people whose hearts are sealed are cowards. They spent millions to train their troops but do not send any to fight the Islamic State, yet they brag about how they have trained their troops with state of the art weaponry.  They also brag about how their troops graduated from the most advanced military academies in the world. They are all cowards. In this regard Allah said: 

We shall cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve, because they joined others in worship with Allāh, for which He had sent no authority; their abode will be the Fire and how evil is the abode of the Zālimûn (polytheists and wrongdoers). (Aali Imran 3:151)

How can they face the mujahideen with atheist, devil worshippers and homosexuals in their army? Their army has no barakah. Angels don't help  atheist, devil worshippers and homosexuals. Allah said he is the friend and helper of those who believe in the following Ayah:

Allāh is the Walī (Protector or Guardian) of those who believe. He brings them out from darkness into light. But as for those who disbelieve, their Auliyā (supporters and helpers) are Tāghût [false deities and false leaders, etc.], they bring them out from light into darkness. Those are the dwellers of the Fire, and they will abide therein forever. (Al-Baqarah 2:257)

Those whose hearts are sealed are cowards. For them to fight the mujahideen, they have to take drugs and drink alcohol. When the kurds camp are taken over by the Mujahideen, it is full of Jack Daniel’s (alcohol) which they use to give themselves Dutch Courage (a courage that last an hour or two). 


This individual will be a good person when he is in the company of strong practicing Muslims. However, if he is in the company of evil people, he will behave exactly like them. This person behaves like the Muslim when he is with the Muslims, and behaves like a kaafir when he is with the kaafir. This person has a heart that contains good and evil. So it’s very important for him to be living in an Islamic State and not Darul Harb.

Ibn Taymiyyah has commented on this person in the fatwa below:

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

This person doesn't have a strong personality and is swayed by his environment. Ibn Taymiyyah is saying hijrah is mandatory on the Ummah until the Day of Judgement. These people are weak in character. They can't say no to haram things. If a Muslim invites them to Eid, he goes to Eid. And if a this person is invited to a Christmas party, he goes to the party to drink and dance.

Many do not go to the European Countries, because they know they are weak. They will cheat on their wives, do drugs and party, so they are smart and stay in a Muslim land. 

if you belong to this category, you are not an evil person. You are easily influenced. The evil person is the one whose heart is sealed. Because the one with a sealed heart has not hope in this life nor the hereafter. You should stay in the company of real Muslims in order to safeguard your deen. Hence, Allah said: 

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

The Rasool (saw) encourages us to be in good company in the following Hadith: 

Narrated By Abu Musa: Allah's Apostle said, "The example of a good companion (who sits with you) in comparison with a bad one, is I like that of the musk seller and the blacksmith's bellows (or furnace); from the first you would either buy musk or enjoy its good smell while the bellows would either burn your clothes or your house, or you get a bad nasty smell thereof." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 3, Book 34, Hadith #314]

The Rasool (saw) also spoke about friends and how they influence us in the Hadith below:

Abu Huraira (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, “A man is on the religion of his friend, so let each of you observe whom he be friends.” [Sunan Tirmidhi (4/589) No. 2378, Sunan Abu Dawud (4/259) No. 4833, Musnad Ahmad (2/334) No. 8398] 

Allah said on Day of Judgement a man will cry out:

"Ah! Woe to me! Would that I had never taken so-and-so as a friend! (Al-Furqan 25:2)

Allah gave us a warning that friends will become enemies on Day of Judgement, except the pious ones: 

Friends on that Day will be foes one to another except Al-Muttaqun (pious - see V.2:2). (Az-Zukhruf 43:67)

The heart is very important and is the most important organ in the body. This is explained in the Hadith below about Luqman, the wise: 

Khalid Ar-Rab'i said: "Luqman was an Ethiopian slave who worked as a carpenter. One day, his master ordered him to slaughter a goat and bring him the most pleasant and delicious two parts thereof. Luqman did so and brought him the tongue and heart. The master asked: Did not you find anything more pleasant than these? Luqman said: No! After a while, the master ordered him to slaughter a goat and to throw the most malignant two parts thereof. Luqman slaughtered the goat and threw the tongue and heart. The master exclaimed and said: I ordered you to bring me the most delicious parts thereof and you brought me the tongue and heart, and I ordered you to throwaway the most malignant parts thereof and you threw the tongue and heart, how can this be? Luqman said: Nothing can be more pleasing than these if they were good, and nothing can be more malicious than these if they were malignant.” Tafsir Ibn Kathir


Q: What was the purpose of the Prophet (saws) wearing a thobe, a brother explained to me that the purpose of wearing a thobe was to look familiar to his people? is that so?

You are talking about islamic dress. He wore it because it covers him appropriately in salah. It is not haram for a man to wear trousers and shirt because this dress is international and not exclusive to a religious group. You can dress like the people you are giving dawah to. 

As long as it's not clothing of the kuffar. ie clothing wore exclusively by a kuffar only like the Hindu and Buddhist clothing. Also, the clothing cannot be tight fitting. This ruling goes for the clothing of both men or women. Women should wear a jilbab over their trousers when they leave the home. It is haram for a woman to wear trousers alone outside the home because if outlines their figure. Every woman is obliged to wear hijab and jilbab when she leaves the home.

Additionally, regarding clothing:
  • Your clothing cannot be transparent 
  • Men cannot wear silk. 
  • Clothing should not have animal pictures on it 
  • Do not wear bold colors like red, pink yellow 
  • Wear colors that are suttle 
  • A woman should wear jilbab and hijab outside the home
  • Men cannot dress in women clothing and visa versa

It is worthy of mentioning that it is not permissible to dress our children in clothing with pictures of humans and animals on it because anything that is haram for adults is also haram for children. Even though it is haram for us for pray in clothing with animal pictures, the salah is still valid. But the one who prays in such garment has gained some sins.

Q: Is it haraam to wear a tie, since it originated from a christian background. It is called the windsor tie, because of a king named windsor. It symbolized the father, son, and holy spirit when you are tying the tie.  

I was told the necktie originated in Croatia. it is the dressing of the kuffar. A Muslim can wear a tie if it is part of his work or school uniform. The tie is NOT international because it is not the culture of Muslims like the trousers. When the Croats fought against the Turks, the necktie was used to hold their weapons. So the necktie doesn’t have a good history. 

Q: sometimes our hearts can be the second and the third type. how to avoid that to happen and istiqamah to be the first heart.

You have to make the Prophets (saw) dua constantly 

Abdullah b. Amr b. al-'As reported that he heard Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: Verily, the hearts of all the sons of Adam are between the two fingers out of the fingers of the Compassionate Lord as one heart. He turns that to any (direction) He likes. Then Allahs Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: O Allah, the Turner of the hearts, turn our hearts to Thine obedience. (Sahih Bukhari, Book 033, Number 641

Allah taught us this dua in the following Ayah:

(They say) : "Our Lord! Let not our hearts deviate (from the truth) after You have guided us, and grant us mercy from You. Truly, You are the Bestower." (Aali Imran 3:

Q: can you marry in ramadan?

Yes, the Prophet (saw) married his 5th wife, Zaynab bing Khuzayma, in Ramadan. She was the only wife he married in Ramadah. It is halal, but not wise because maybe you don't have the iman to control yourself. 

Not everything that is halal is wise to do. For example, a Muslim woman can divorce one man and marry his brother but this is not wise because it will cause fitna in the family between brothers. A muslim man can marry a Christian girl, but it is not wise because in case of a divorce, the wife can gain custody of the children bring up the children as Christians. 

it is halal to marry in Ramadan, but it is not wise. Ayeshal said it is sunnah to marry in Shawwal because she got married in Shawwal. 

'A'isha (Allah be pleased with her) reported:Allah's Messenger () contracted marriage with me in Shawwal and took me to his house as a bride during Shawwal. And who among the wives of Allah's Messenger () was dearer to him than I, and' A'isha liked that the women (of her family) should enter the houses as brides during the month of Shawwal. Sahih Muslim: Book 8, Hadith 3312 

If a person gets married in Ramadan, they did halal. But do you have the taqwah to control yourself, especially if you are a young couple?