Sunday, May 7, 2017

How to be Sincere to the Quran (Notes)

HOW TO BE SINCERE TO THE QURAN


Sheikh Abdallah Faisal
Shaban 4th 1438
April 29th 2017


Notes Typed Live by AT19
Formatted and Edited by AT-001



 -  Some people say that you shouldn't say the "HOLY" Quran.
 -  This is false because the Quran is the word of Allahﷻ and His speech is
    Holy.


17 CONDITIONS TO BE SINCERE TO THE QURAN


1. TO BELIEVE THE QURAN IS NOT CREATED.


 - but rather it is kalamullah (the word of Allahﷻ).
 - during the time of Ahmed ibn Hanbal, they were teaching that the Quran is  
   created.
 - this ideology is incorrect.
 - to say that, you are claiming the Quran is imperfect because there is no
    such        
    thing as a perfect creation
 - but if you believe that the Quran is kalamullah, this is the correct
   aqueedah.


HADITH


From Alee bin al-Hasan al-Kuraa'ee who said: Abu Yusuf said:
“I debated Abu Hanifah for six months, and then our view became united that the one who said the Qur'an is created is a kaafir.”
[Adh-Dhahabee brings with a good (jayyid) chain of narration, as occurs in Mukhtasar al-Uluww (p. 155)]

2. TO BELIEVE THE QURAN IS FREE FROM CORRUPTION.


 - Man has not succeeded in corrupting the Quran.
 - Allahﷻ made us a promise to preserve it in Surah Al-Hijr 15:9.

Allahﷻ said in Surah Hijr 15:9


إِنَّا نَحْنُ نَزَّلْنَا الذِّكْرَ وَإِنَّا لَهُ لَحَافِظُونَ
Verily We: It is We Who have sent down the Dhikr (i.e. the Qur'an) and surely, We will guard it (from corruption). (Al-Hijr 15:9)


Allahﷻ also said in Surah Fussilat 41:42


لَّا يَأْتِيهِ الْبَاطِلُ مِن بَيْنِ يَدَيْهِ وَلَا مِنْ خَلْفِهِ تَنزِيلٌ مِّنْ حَكِيمٍ حَمِيدٍ
Falsehood cannot come to it from before it or behind it (it is) sent down by the All-Wise, Worthy of all praise (Allah). (Fussilat 41:42)


 - If you say the Quran is created, then you are also saying that Allahﷻ broke    
   His  promise.

3. CONTEMPLATE ON THE MEANING OF THE QURAN.


 - Many hafiz don't contemplate on the meaning of the Quran.
 - If you ask them ‘Where is Allahﷻ?,’ they don't even know.
 - They say Allahﷻ is everywhere.

Allahﷻ said in Surah Muhammad 47:24


أَفَلَا يَتَدَبَّرُونَ الْقُرْآنَ أَمْ عَلَىٰ قُلُوبٍ أَقْفَالُهَا
Do they not then think deeply in the Qur'an, or are their hearts locked up (from understanding it)? (Muhammad 47:24)

 - Imam Shafi and Ibn Taymiyyah said it is fardth to learn the Arabic
    language.
 - It is a part of your deen.


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


Ibn Taymiyyah said:
"Moreover, the Arabic language itself is part of Islam, and knowing Arabic is an obligatory duty. If it is a duty to understand the Qur’an and Sunnah, and they cannot be understood without knowing Arabic, then the means that is needed to fulfil the duty is also obligatory.”
[Iqtida' as-Sirat al-Mustaqeem (1/527)]

4. TO BELIEVE THE QURAN DOES NOT CONTRADICT THE QURAN.

Allahﷻ said in Surah Nisa 4:82


أَفَلَا يَتَدَبَّرُونَ الْقُرْآنَ وَلَوْ كَانَ مِنْ عِندِ غَيْرِ اللهِ لَوَجَدُوا فِيهِ اخْتِلَافًا كَثِيرًا
Do they not then consider the Qur'an carefully? Had it been from other than Allah, they would surely have found therein much contradictions. (An-Nisa 4:82)

 - There are no contradictions in the Quran because Allahﷻ is the Author.
 - If you think you found two ayahs contradicting, take the matter to a
   scholar to explain.
 - The scholar will reconcile the differences that you found.

5. BECOME THE WALKING QURAN.


 - You need to implement the Quran in your life.
 - Aisha said the Prophetﷺ is the walking Quran.


HADITH


Yazid ibn Yabnus said,
"We went to 'A'isha and said, 'Umm al-Mu'minin, what was the character of the Messenger of Allahﷺ like?' She replied, 'His character was the Qur'an. Can you recite the sura entitled "The Believers"?' She said, 'Recite: "It is the believers who are successful: those who are humble in their prayer; those who turn away from worthless talk; those who actively pay zakat; those who guard their private parts." (23:1-5)' She said, 'That was the character of the Messenger of Allahﷺ'"
[al-Adab al-Mufrad al-Bukhari, No. 308]


Abu Muhammad 'Abdullah bin Amr bin al-'As, radiyallahu 'anhu, reported that the Messenger of Allahﷺ said:
"None of you (truly) believes until his desire or inclination is in accordance with what I have brought or subservient to what I came with."
[40 hadith of Imam Anawi]  fine and genuine hadith which was related by al-Maqdidsi in his Book of Hujjah]

 - No father can give a son a better gift than good a character.
 - Two characteristic cannot be found in a hypocrite.

HADITH


Abu Huraira (RA) reported that Allah’s Messengerﷺ said:
“Two characterstics 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]


Ayyub ibn Musa reported on the authority of his father who from his grandfather that Allah’s Messengerﷺ said:
“No father gave a better gift to his son than (teaching) good manners."
[Sunan Tirmidhi (4/338) No. 1952, Musnad Ahmad (4/78) No. 16763] (Daeef)

6. TO BELIEVE IN ALL OF THE QURAN AND NOT SOME OF IT.


 - Many deadbeats want multiple wives and use zakah to take care of        
    their wives.
 - But this same person doesn't believe in jihad.
 - He doesn't live BY the deen, he lives ON the deen.
 - He believes in a part of the book but reject faith in another part.

Allahﷻ said in Surah Baqarah 2:85


أَفَتُؤْمِنُونَ بِبَعْضِ الْكِتَابِ وَتَكْفُرُونَ بِبَعْضٍ فَمَا جَزَاءُ مَن يَفْعَلُ ذَٰلِكَ مِنكُمْ إِلَّا خِزْيٌ فِي الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا وَيَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ يُرَدُّونَ إِلَىٰ أَشَدِّ الْعَذَابِ وَمَا اللهُ بِغَافِلٍ عَمَّا تَعْمَلُونَ
Then do you believe in a part of the Scripture and reject the rest? Then what is the recompense of those who do so among you, except disgrace in the life of this world, and on the Day of Resurrection they shall be consigned to the most grievous torment. And Allah is not unaware of what you do. (Al-Baqarah 2:85)

7. TO IMPLEMENT THE QURAN ON THE STATE LEVEL.


 - You may go to the Masjid and later be asked about the khutbah describing what     
   was lectured.  For example, that alcohol is haram and that your salah is not
   answered for 40 days and perhaps other mentioned hadiths.
 - However, the end result, they will say it was a wonderful khutbah, but the   
   Shariah doesn't need to implemented on the state level.
 - This saying makes that person a kaffir.


Allahﷻ said in Surah An-Nisa 4:44


أَلَمْ تَرَ إِلَى الَّذِينَ أُوتُوا نَصِيبًا مِّنَ الْكِتَابِ يَشْتَرُونَ الضَّلَالَةَ وَيُرِيدُونَ أَن تَضِلُّوا السَّبِيلَ
Have you not seen those who were given a portion of the Scripture, purchasing error [in exchange for it] and wishing you would lose the way? (An-Nisa 4:44)


 - If you don't implement the Shariah, you are a kaafir.


FATWA


Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (d. 728H) said:  
“Whenever a person makes halal what is haraam by consensus or makes haraam what is halal by consensus or replaces the Sharee’ah that is agreed upon by consensus, then he is a Kaffir by the agreement of the scholars of Fiqh.”
“Al-Fataawa”, Vol. 3/267


Ibn Katheer (rh) said:
“Thus, it has become in his sons a followed law to which they have been giving precedence over ruling by the book of Allahﷻ and the Sunnah of His Messengerﷺ. Whoever does this is a Kaafir who must be fought until he returns to the rule of Allahﷻ and His Messengerﷺ.  So no one other than He should rule neither minorly or majorly."
[Tafseer Ibn Katheer (3/131)]


Shaikh 'Abdul-'Azeez Ibn 'Abdullah Ibn Baaz said:
"There is no Eeman for the one who believes the laws of the people and their opinions are superior to the Hukm of Allahﷻ and His Messengerﷺ or that they are equal to it or that they resemble it or who leaves it or replaces it with fabricated laws and institutions invented by people, even if he believes that the laws of Allahﷻ are more encompassing and more just."
[Wujoob Tah'keem Shari'ah Allah' (pg. 16-17)]


 - Some people say that dislodging the shariah is a minor kufr.
 - But what do they say about 5:60, are they implying that Allahﷻ over-reacted?


Allahﷻ said in Surah Al-Maidah 5:60


قُلْ هَلْ أُنَبِّئُكُم بِشَرٍّ مِّن ذَٰلِكَ مَثُوبَةً عِندَ اللهِ مَن لَّعَنَهُ اللهُ وَغَضِبَ عَلَيْهِ وَجَعَلَ مِنْهُمُ الْقِرَدَةَ وَالْخَنَازِيرَ وَعَبَدَ الطَّاغُوتَ أُولَٰئِكَ شَرٌّ مَّكَانًا وَأَضَلُّ عَن سَوَاءِ السَّبِيلِ
Say (O Muhammad SAW to the people of the Scripture) : "Shall I inform you of something worse than that, regarding the recompense from Allah: those (Jews) who incurred the Curse of Allah and His Wrath, those of whom (some) He transformed into monkeys and swines, those who worshipped Taghut (false deities); such are worse in rank (on the Day of Resurrection in the Hell fire), and far more astray from the Right Path (in the life of this world)." (Al-Ma'idah 5:60)

8. TO RECITE THE QURAN PROPERLY.


HADITH


The Prophetﷺ said:
“Truly, the one who has one of the finest voices among the people for reciting the Qur’aan is the one whom you think fears Allahﷻ when you hear him recite.”
(Reported by Ibn Maajah, 1/1339; Saheeh al-Jaami’, no. 2202).


 - You need to pronounce the words properly, otherwise you are changing
    the meaning of the Quran.


Another way of helping oneself to have khushoo’ is by making one’s voice beautiful when reciting. This is something that was advised by the Prophetﷺ , as when he said:
“Beautify the Qur’aan with your voices, for a fine voice increases the Qur’aan in beauty.”
(Reported by al-Haakim, 1/575; Saheeh al-Jaami’, no. 3581)


Allahﷻ said in Surah Al-Muzzamil 73:4


أَوْ زِدْ عَلَيْهِ وَرَتِّلِ الْقُرْآنَ تَرْتِيلًا
Or a little more; and recite the Qur'an (aloud) in a slow, (pleasant tone and) style. (Al-Muzzammil 73:4)


 - Allahﷻ recommended you to recite the Quran not fast or slow, but with a
    pleasant tone.
 - It is haram to pray behind a man who can't recite the Fatiha properly.
 - It is also haram to allow someone to lead in the salah who can't recite
   properly.  
 - Make an effort to learn how to read the Quran in Arabic.


HADITH


It was narrated that ‘Abdur-Rahman bin Sa’ib said:
“Sa’d bin Abu Waqqas came to us when he had become blind. I greeted him with Salam and he said: ‘Who are you?’ So I told him, and he said: ‘Welcome, O son of my brother. I have heard that you recite Qur’an in a beautiful voice. I heard the Messenger of Allahﷺ say: “This Qur’an was revealed with sorrow, so when you recite it, then weep. If you cannot weep then pretend to weep, and make your voice melodious in reciting it. Whoever does not make his voice melodious, he is not one of us.”
(Vol. 1, Book 5, Hadith 1337)

9. IF YOU ARE A SCHOLAR, YOU SHOULD GIVE THE QURAN THE PROPER TAFSIR.


HADITH


Jundub ibn Abdullah (RA) reported that Allah’s Messengerﷺ said,
“If any one speaks on the Qur’an giving his own opinion and even if he is correct, he has done wrong.”
[Sunan at-Tirmdhi (Vol. 5, pg.201) No. 2953, Sunan Abu Dawud (Vol. 2, pg. 344) No. 3652]


- If we give our own opinion, we would turn into Christians.
- They put their own spin on the bible, to the extent, that the President of     
  Russia (Putin) banned the Jehovah Witness from his country.
- The Christians aren’t united.
- Some of them worship on a Sunday while others worship on a Saturday, and
  some eat pork while others don’t.

10. A STUDENT OF KNOWLEDGE SHOULD GO TO A SINCERE SCHOLAR TO    
     EXPLAIN THE QURAN.


 - If you propose marriage to a person, ask them who their sheikh is.
 - If their sheikh is a wicked scholar, don't marry that person.
 - Because one of the signs of a hypocrite is that they take their deen from a  
   wicked scholars.


Allahﷻ said in Surah As-Saffat 37:28-29


قَالُوا إِنَّكُمْ كُنتُمْ تَأْتُونَنَا عَنِ الْيَمِينِ
They will say: "It was you who used to come to us from the right side [i.e. from the right side of one of us and beautify for us every evil, order us for polytheism, and stop us from the truth i.e. Islamic Monotheism and from every good deed]." (As-Saffat 37:28)


قَالُوا بَل لَّمْ تَكُونُوا مُؤْمِنِينَ
They will reply: "Nay, you yourselves were not believers. (As-Saffat 37:29)


Allahﷻ also said in Surah An-Nisa 4:140


وَقَدْ نَزَّلَ عَلَيْكُمْ فِي الْكِتَابِ أَنْ إِذَا سَمِعْتُمْ آيَاتِ اللهِ يُكْفَرُ بِهَا وَيُسْتَهْزَأُ بِهَا فَلَا تَقْعُدُوا مَعَهُمْ حَتَّىٰ يَخُوضُوا فِي حَدِيثٍ غَيْرِهِ إِنَّكُمْ إِذًا مِّثْلُهُمْ إِنَّ اللهَ جَامِعُ الْمُنَافِقِينَ وَالْكَافِرِينَ فِي جَهَنَّمَ جَمِيعًا
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)


11. TO BELIEVE THE QURAN ABROGATES THE PREVIOUS BOOKS.


HADITH


It was reported that the Prophetﷺ became angry when he saw that ‘Umar had a page with something from the Torah written on it, and he said:
“Are you in doubt, O son of al-Khattab? Have I not brought you something shining and pure? If my brother Musa were alive, he would have no choice but to follow me.”
[Musnad Ahmad (3/387) No. 15195 and Sunan al-Darime (1/126) No. 435]


 - An example of abrogated law, In Islam, we can eat anything in the sea.   
   However, in the previous Jewish law, you can only eat a fish that doesn't
   have a shell.
 - They also don't eat camel but we are allowed to eat it.
 - However, you will have to make if you eat camel meat.


HADITH


It was narrated that Bara'bin 'Azib said:
"The Messenger of Allahﷺ was asked about performing ablution after eating camel meat. He said: 'Perform ablution after eating it.'"
(Vol. 1, Book 1, Hadith 494_


 - My Sheikh (Abdur Rahman Al-Barak) said to say good luck is not shirk
   because the luck is written.
 - If you believe the luck was written by Allahﷻ, it is not shirk.


FABRICATED HADITHS


Love the Arabs for three reasons: because I, Muhammadﷺ am an Arab, the Holy Qur’an was revealed in Arabic and the language of Jannah will be Arabic.
(Related as false by Al-Haakim)


I am a city of knowledge and Ali is the gate by which you pass to obtain that knowledge.
(Classified fabricated by Imam Bukhari)


This view [that the parents of the Prophetﷺ will be saved (from Hell), and that Allahﷻ brought them back to life after they had died and they believed in him] was rejected by the majority of scholars who ruled that the ahaadeeth which indicate that are fabricated (mawdoo’) or very weak (da’eef jiddan).


"We have come back from the minor jihad to the major one" someone asked: "What is the major Jihad O Messenger of Allahﷺ?" he replied: "Jihad of the nafs,"
(This report, collected by Bayhaqi is fabricated as mentioned in Mannaar as-Subl of Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah)


Ibn Taymiyyah (rh) said: "This hadith has no sources and nobody whomsoever in the field of Islamic knowledge has narrated it. Jihad against the disbelievers is the most noble of actions and moreover it is the most important action for mankind." [al-Furqan (pg. 56)]

12. TO READ THE QURAN FROM COVER TO COVER AT LEAST ONCE IN YOUR
      LIFETIME.

13. TO KEEP QUIET WHILE THE QURAN IS BEING RECITED.


 -To have the Quran playing as background noise is haram.
 -This is why you can’t have the Quran as a ringtone.
 -The scholars use Surah Al-A’raf 7:204 as the proof.


Allahﷻ said in Surah Al-A’raf 7:204


وَإِذَا قُرِئَ الْقُرْآنُ فَاسْتَمِعُوا لَهُ وَأَنصِتُوا لَعَلَّكُمْ تُرْحَمُونَ
So, when the Qur'an is recited, listen to it, and be silent that you may receive mercy. [i.e. during the compulsory congregational prayers when the Imam (of a mosque) is leading the prayer (except Surat Al-Fatiha), and also when he is delivering the Friday-prayer Khutbah]. [Tafsir At-Tabari, Vol.9, Pages 162-4] (Al-A'raf 7:204)


 - If you are in the company of Muslims and you have Quran recital on your  
   cell phone as a ringtone, everyone has to stop and listen to your ringtone
   because it is haram to have a conversation when the Quran is being
   recited.
 - If you have a jinn problem, you can play the Quran to chase away the jinn,
   in particularly Surah Al-Baqarah.


HADITH


Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messengerﷺ as saying:
Do not make your houses as graveyards. Satan runs away from the house in which Surah Baqara is recited.
[Sahih Muslim, Book 4, Hadith #1707]

14. TO FOLLOW THE MANHAJ OF THE QURAN.


  • Manhaj is the methodology of spreading Islam, giving dawah and implementing it.


 - The Manhaj of the Quran in Darul Harb or Darul Kufr is to invite to
    tawheed.
 - The Manhaj of the Quran in Darul Islam is to invite to Shariah.
 - The world is split into four abodes:
  1. Darul Harb  -  The land oppressive and aggressive against Muslims.
  2. Darul Kufr  -  The land where the kuffar are neutral or sympathetic.
  3. Darul Shariah  -  The land where Shariah and Hadd is implemented.
  4. Darul Ridda  -  The land of apostates.


 - When Allahﷻ revealed the Islamic law of Inheritance and Jihad,
    it was revealed in Madina, Darul Islam.
 - Many of you live in darul harb or darul kufr and develop groups called
   "Shariah for _____"
 - You are putting the cart before the horse.
 - In France, they don't even know that Allah exists. So you can't start an  
   organization and call it shariah for France.
 - These organizations should be "Tawheed for _____" not Shariah.
 - They need to be taught the foundation first, which is tawheed.


HADITH


Narrated By Ibn Abbas:
When the Prophetﷺ sent Muadh to Yemen, he said to him, "You are going to a nation from the people of the Scripture, so let the first thing to which you will invite them, be the Tauhid of Allahﷻ. If they learn that, tell them that Allahﷻ has enjoined on them, five prayers to be offered in one day and one night. And if they pray, tell them that Allahﷻ has enjoined on them Zakat of their properties and it is to be taken from the rich among them and given to the poor. And if they agree to that, then take from them Zakat but avoid the best property of the people."
[Sahih Bukhari, Vol 9, Book 93, Hadith #469]


Narrated Yusuf bin Mahk:
While I was with Aisha, the mother of the Believers, a person from Iraq came and asked, "What type of shroud is the best?" 'Aisha said, "May Allahﷻ be merciful to you! What does it matter?" He said, "O mother of the Believers! Show me (the copy of) your Qur'an," She said, "Why?" He said, "In order to compile and arrange the Qur'an according to it, for people recite it with its Suras not in proper order." 'Aisha said, "What does it matter which part of it you read first? (Be informed) that the first thing that was revealed thereof was a Sura from Al-Mufassal, and in it was mentioned Paradise and the Fire. When the people embraced Islam, the Verses regarding legal and illegal things were revealed. If the first thing to be revealed was: 'Do not drink alcoholic drinks.' people would have said, 'We will never leave alcoholic drinks,' and if there had been revealed, 'Do not commit illegal sexual intercourse, 'they would have said, 'We will never give up illegal sexual intercourse.' While I was a young girl of playing age, the following Verse was revealed in Mecca to Muhammadﷺ: 'Nay! But the Hour is their appointed time (for their full recompense), and the Hour will be more grievous and more bitter.' (54.46) Sura Al-Baqara (The Cow) and Surat An-Nisa (The Women) were revealed while I was with him." Then 'Aisha took out the copy of the Qur'an for the man and dictated to him the Verses of the Suras (in their proper order) .
[Sahih Bukhari, Vol 6, Book 61, Hadith #515]


 - Some confuse Shariah with Aqueedah. For example, people buried their
   children alive attributing it to Shariah. But this is Aqueedah because they
   buried their children due to the fear of poverty.
 - When the Prophetﷺ established the Islamic State in Madina, Allahﷻ
   revealed Shariah.

15. TO STORE THE QURAN IN A PROPER PLACE.


 - My Sheikhs told me it is haram to put another book on top of the Quran or
    to sit with your feet pointing towards the Quran.
 - This is disrespect to the Kalam of Allahﷻ (Word of Allahﷻ).


  • What about touching the Quran while menstruating?


 - A menstruating girl can touch the Quran.  She may be preparing for an    
   exam or memorizing.
 -Someone who is in a state of Janaaba, can’t touch the Quran because they    
   are able to make ghusl to take themselves out of the impurity.


HADITH


In Sahih Muslim the Hadith about when Aisha (RA) was sent, by The Prophetﷺ, to go into the Masjid to get a mat. The Prophetﷺsaid to Aisha (RA), "Menstruation is not in your hands."


 - This is a rare opinion, but it is the correct opinion.
 - They are not touching the Quran anyway, they are touching leather or
   paper.
 - Many people have the Quran on their tablets, phones and laptops.

16. LEARN THE LANGUAGE OF THE QURAN, ARABIC.


FATWA


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


Ibn Taymiyyah said:
"Moreover, the Arabic language itself is part of Islam, and knowing Arabic is an obligatory duty. If it is a duty to understand the Qur’an and Sunnah, and they cannot be understood without knowing Arabic, then the means that is needed to fulfil the duty is also obligatory.”
[Iqtida' as-Sirat al-Mustaqeem (1/527)]


HADITH


According to a hadith narrated from ’Umar (RA), he said:
"Learn Arabic for it is part of your Religion, and learn how the estate of the deceased should be divided (faraa‘id) for these are part of your Religion."
This command of ’Umar, to learn Arabic and the Sharee’ah combines the things that are needed, for Religion involves understanding words and actions. Understanding Arabic is the way to understand the words of Islâm, and understanding the Sunnah is the way to understand the actions of Islâm…"
[Ibn Taymiyyah in 'Iqtida' as-Sirat al-Mustaqeem' (1/527-528)]


 - Jews are fluent in Hebrew, yet Arabic is above Hebrew and it is the Sunnah
   of Allah.


Allahﷻ said in Surah Yusef 12:2


إِنَّا أَنزَلْنَاهُ قُرْآنًا عَرَبِيًّا لَّعَلَّكُمْ تَعْقِلُونَ
Verily, We have sent it down as an Arabic Qur'an in order that you may understand. (Yusuf 12:2)


 - If you prefer a language over Arabic, then you are a hypocrite.
 - Allahﷻ revealed the best book (Quran), with His closest Angel (Gabriel) to  
   His favorite Prophet (Muhammadﷺ) in the His holiest city (Mecca) in
   the best month (Ramadhan) in the best language (Arabic).

17. TO USE THE ARGUMENT OF THE QURAN.


 - When you debate, use the Quran.


HADITH


Jabir ibn Abdullah (RA) narrated the Allah’s Messengerﷺ said:
In the Jumu’ah khutbah: "...To proceed. The best of the speech is embodied in the Book of Allahﷻ, and the best of the guidance is the guidance given by Muhammadﷺ. And the most evil affairs are their innovations; and every innovation is error..."
[Sahih Muslim (2/592) No. 867]


 - For example, if you are debating an atheist, use the argument of the sun.


Allahﷻ said in Surah Alee Imran 3:191


الَّذِينَ يَذْكُرُونَ اللهَ قِيَامًا وَقُعُودًا وَعَلَىٰ جُنُوبِهِمْ وَيَتَفَكَّرُونَ فِي خَلْقِ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ رَبَّنَا مَا خَلَقْتَ هَٰذَا بَاطِلًا سُبْحَانَكَ فَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ
Those who remember Allah (always, and in prayers) standing, sitting, and lying down on their sides, and think deeply about the creation of the heavens and the earth, (saying) : "Our Lord! You have not created (all) this without purpose, glory to You! (Exalted be You above all that they associate with You as partners). Give us salvation from the torment of the Fire. (Aali Imran 3:191)


 - SAY: If the world came about by accident, why is the sun above our heads
   at an angle and accurate distance?
 - If it were too close, we would burn up.
 - if it were too far, we would freeze to death.
 - Also, if no one was governing the Universe, we would have many years of   
   night or day alone.
 -Allahﷻ has made predictions in the Quran.


Allahﷻ said in Surah Al-Masad 111


بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ تَبَّتْ يَدَا أَبِي لَهَبٍ وَتَبَّ
Perish the two hands of Abu Lahab (an uncle of the Prophet), and perish he! (Al-Masad 111:1)
مَا أَغْنَىٰ عَنْهُ مَالُهُ وَمَا كَسَبَ
His wealth and his children (etc.) will not benefit him! (Al-Masad 111:2)
سَيَصْلَىٰ نَارًا ذَاتَ لَهَبٍ
He will be burnt in a Fire of blazing flames! (Al-Masad 111:3)
وَامْرَأَتُهُ حَمَّالَةَ الْحَطَبِ
And his wife too, who carries wood (thorns of Sadan which she used to put on the way of the Prophet (Peace be upon him) , or use to slander him). (Al-Masad 111:4)
فِي جِيدِهَا حَبْلٌ مِّن مَّسَدٍ
In her neck is a twisted rope of Masad (palm fibre). (Al-Masad 111:5)


 - To rebuke the truth of the Quran, all Abu Lahab had to do was to take his
   Shahada to prove the Quran was fake,  but he could not do that.
 - Ask the atheist why did every Quranic prediction come to pass?


Allahﷻ said in Surah Yunus 10:92


فَالْيَوْمَ نُنَجِّيكَ بِبَدَنِكَ لِتَكُونَ لِمَنْ خَلْفَكَ آيَةً وَإِنَّ كَثِيرًا مِّنَ النَّاسِ عَنْ آيَاتِنَا لَغَافِلُونَ
So this day We shall deliver your (dead) body (out from the sea) that you may be a sign to those who come after you! And verily, many among mankind are heedless of Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs , revelations, etc.). (Yunus 10:92)




 -Maurice Bucaille embraced Islam because of Surah Yunus 10:92.
 - How can someone live to see these predictions come to pass and go to
   their grave as a kaafir.
 - the Pharaoh's body was lying on the ocean floor for 3000 years and it  
   didn't decompose in the sea.
 - Allahﷻ preserved his body as a sign.


Allahﷻ said in Surah Al-Baqarah 2:74


ثُمَّ قَسَتْ قُلُوبُكُم مِّن بَعْدِ ذَٰلِكَ فَهِيَ كَالْحِجَارَةِ أَوْ أَشَدُّ قَسْوَةً وَإِنَّ مِنَ الْحِجَارَةِ لَمَا يَتَفَجَّرُ مِنْهُ الْأَنْهَارُ وَإِنَّ مِنْهَا لَمَا يَشَّقَّقُ فَيَخْرُجُ مِنْهُ الْمَاءُ وَإِنَّ مِنْهَا لَمَا يَهْبِطُ مِنْ خَشْيَةِ اللهِ وَمَا اللهُ بِغَافِلٍ عَمَّا تَعْمَلُونَ
Then, after that, your hearts were hardened and became as stones or even worse in hardness. And indeed, there are stones out of which rivers gush forth, and indeed, there are of them (stones) which split asunder so that water flows from them, and indeed, there are of them (stones) which fall down for fear of Allah. And Allah is not unaware of what you do. (Al-Baqarah 2:74)


Allahﷻ also said in Surah Al-Baqarah 2:94-96


قُلْ إِن كَانَتْ لَكُمُ الدَّارُ الْآخِرَةُ عِندَ اللهِ خَالِصَةً مِّن دُونِ النَّاسِ فَتَمَنَّوُا الْمَوْتَ إِن كُنتُمْ صَادِقِينَ
Say to (them) : "If the home of the Hereafter with Allah is indeed for you specially and not for others, of mankind, then long for death if you are truthful." (Al-Baqarah 2:94)
وَلَن يَتَمَنَّوْهُ أَبَدًا بِمَا قَدَّمَتْ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَاللهُ عَلِيمٌ بِالظَّالِمِينَ
But they will never long for it because of what their hands have sent before them (i.e. what they have done). And Allah is All-Aware of the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers). (Al-Baqarah 2:95)
وَلَتَجِدَنَّهُمْ أَحْرَصَ النَّاسِ عَلَىٰ حَيَاةٍ وَمِنَ الَّذِينَ أَشْرَكُوا يَوَدُّ أَحَدُهُمْ لَوْ يُعَمَّرُ أَلْفَ سَنَةٍ وَمَا هُوَ بِمُزَحْزِحِهِ مِنَ الْعَذَابِ أَن يُعَمَّرَ وَاللهُ بَصِيرٌ بِمَا يَعْمَلُونَ
And verily, you will find them (the Jews) the greediest of mankind for life and (even greedier) than those who - ascribe partners to Allah (and do not believe in Resurrection - Magians, pagans, and idolaters, etc.). Everyone of them wishes that he could be given a life of a thousand years. But the grant of such life will not save him even a little from (due) punishment. And Allah is All-Seer of what they do. (Al-Baqarah 2:96)


 - Allahﷻ is teaching you how to debate in this ayah.
 - Stem cell research will allow an old person to look younger because they
   want to live for 1000 years.
 - Ask the atheist, if they created themselves.


Allahﷻ said in Surah At-Tur 52:35


أَمْ خُلِقُوا مِنْ غَيْرِ شَيْءٍ أَمْ هُمُ الْخَالِقُونَ
Were they created by nothing, or were they themselves the creators? (At-Tur 52:35)


 - There is no creation without a Creator.


Allahﷻ said in Surah An-Naml 27:14


وَجَحَدُوا بِهَا وَاسْتَيْقَنَتْهَا أَنفُسُهُمْ ظُلْمًا وَعُلُوًّا فَانظُرْ كَيْفَ كَانَ عَاقِبَةُ الْمُفْسِدِينَ
And they belied them (those Ayat) wrongfully and arrogantly, though their ownselves were convinced thereof [i.e. those (Ayat) are from Allah, and Musa (Moses) is the Messenger of Allah in truth, but they disliked to obey Musa (Moses), and hated to believe in his Message of Monotheism]. So see what was the end of the Mufsidun (disbelievers, disobedient to Allah, evil-doers, liars.). (An-Naml 27:14)


 - If you can look at a wrist watch and understand someone created it, then
   why can’t you look at the sun, moon and stars and understand Allahﷻ   
   created that?


Allahﷻ said in Surah Al-A’raf 7:134-135


وَلَمَّا وَقَعَ عَلَيْهِمُ الرِّجْزُ قَالُوا يَا مُوسَى ادْعُ لَنَا رَبَّكَ بِمَا عَهِدَ عِندَكَ لَئِن كَشَفْتَ عَنَّا الرِّجْزَ لَنُؤْمِنَنَّ لَكَ وَلَنُرْسِلَنَّ مَعَكَ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ
And when the punishment fell on them they said: "O Musa (Moses)! Invoke your Lord for us because of His Promise to you. If you will remove the punishment from us, we indeed shall believe in you, and we shall let the Children of Israel go with you." (Al-A'raf 7:134)
فَلَمَّا كَشَفْنَا عَنْهُمُ الرِّجْزَ إِلَىٰ أَجَلٍ هُم بَالِغُوهُ إِذَا هُمْ يَنكُثُونَ
But when We removed the punishment from them to a fixed term, which they had to reach, behold! They broke their word! (Al-A'raf 7:135)


 - This ayah proves that there are no real atheists.
 - The Pharaoh crucified his own wife because she accepted the religion of
   Musa.
 - However, when things became difficult, he asked Musa to pray to his Lord
    because he is not a real atheist.
 - He knew there is a God.


Allahﷻ said in Surah Ar-Rum 30:30


فَأَقِمْ وَجْهَكَ لِلدِّينِ حَنِيفًا فِطْرَتَ اللهِ الَّتِي فَطَرَ النَّاسَ عَلَيْهَا لَا تَبْدِيلَ لِخَلْقِ اللهِ ذَٰلِكَ الدِّينُ الْقَيِّمُ وَلَٰكِنَّ أَكْثَرَ النَّاسِ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ
So set you (O Muhammad SAW) your face towards the religion of pure Islamic Monotheism Hanifa (worship none but Allah Alone) Allah's Fitrah (i.e. Allah's Islamic Monotheism), with which He has created mankind. No change let there be in Khalqillah (i.e. the Religion of Allah Islamic Monotheism), that is the straight religion, but most of men know not. [Tafsir At Tabari, Vol 21, Page 41] (Ar-Rum 30:30)


 - They want to be atheist because their lifestyle cannot conform to a
    religion.

 - They practice escapism.