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BISMILLAH - IR - RAHMAN - IR - RAHEEM

June 15th, 2008

12:30 p.m.

Sunday

Topic: Sharh Al-Aqeedatil Wasitiyah

'Fundamental Beliefs Of Islam & Rejection Of False Concepts'

 

Written By: Sheikh ul-Islam ibn Taimiyah

Explanation By: Imaam Muhammad ibn Saalih al-Uthaymeen

Translated By: Abu Uwais Abdallah Ahmed Ali

As Salaamu 'Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuh

We begin a review with the four matters that we must believe in regarding Allah, which are the fitrah, the intellect or reasoning, the senses, and the legislation (Brother Abu Uwais [rahimahullah] goes into detail with the brothers recapping from last week). These four matters are the manner which we use to prove the existence and the evidence of Allah (tabaraakta wa ta'aala). An evidence from the fitrah that Allah (tabaraakta wa ta'aala) exists was that he said that he took him from the lines of Adam and what happened? He made him witness that...hisse... what is from observation and from our senses that proves. We brought the story Abu Hanifah and Amir bin Thabit....it's wares, a ship that goes from port to port with no, as they call it, pilot on board or captain that drives it or whatever, and that things are loaded and unloaded and is full of all types of materials and it travels from port to port and then goes back to where it came from without any people on there to load or unload anything, without any pilot or driver or whatever. What did they say to him when Abu Hanifah said he was thinking about this? They said he was mad. What was Abu Hanifah's response? Like someone who sees the sky, and the moon, and the stars and the universe, that's more outrageous to say that the stars and the universe and all this exists without Allah (tabaraakta wa ta'aala) being the One Who Created it.

Another example that he used was the Ayat in Surat At-Tur “Were they created from nothing or are they themselves the creator?” So one of two things, right? Either an individual made himself or he came perchance, just happened to be here. Both of them are baatil, both of them are false so therefore it leads to one fact that can never be denied and that is that Allah (tabaraakta wa ta'aala) is Khalaq. The Sahaabi who heard that ayah said that his heart was about to fly when he heard it. Were they created from nothing or did they create themselves?

They know that something, as the bedouin arab said, 'The droppings of a cow proves that a cow was here'. People walking away from something there are traces that they leave proof that they're there. If not the evidence of all these clouds and the ocean that has all these waves now in fact shows that the creator of the universe exists. So this is the manner of fitrah...akhlan, intellectually is that nothing can come into existence from nothing, it being nothing cannot therefore after that be the creator....not having no existence whatsoever....not having sight, not having hearing, not having ability, not having power and then suddenly come from no existence to total power....NO....never happens like that. That which is non-existant has to have someone who brings it into existence. No doubt about it, and then that which was nothing, was not into existence, and brought into existence, therefore did not create itself, could not have created itself. It was non-existant and then brought into existence, so how in the world could it create itself? This is what you call 'daleel akhli'an', evidentual reasoning that cannot be ran away from, no-one can run away from that. It is a strong argument.

So fitrah we took....hisse, the senses and the observation, and akhlan we took, sharh'an any ayah you want to use showing that Allah (tabaraakta wa ta'aala) is the Creator, showing that Allah (tabaraakta wa ta'aala) exists, showing that Allah (tabaraakta wa ta'aala) is the Lord and that He Created everything and brought everything into existence. Anything from the Sunnah that shows that, like the Arabic people were brought upon the fitrah and this type of thing, the ahadeeth that indicates that first it was Allah (tabaraakta wa ta'aala).....the Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam) was asked by the companions and others 'What was the beginning of the situation' and he said 'There was Allah, and nothing else.' Then Allah created this and then Allah created that...like that.

Alright. Stay on it inshaAllah ta'aala, we say memorize it, we say have some resolve regarding this issue, study it, go over it, relay it to your children, have them memorize it. Everyone in your household should know Tawheed... Tawheedur Rububiyyah, Tawheedul Uluhiyyah, Tawheedul Asmaa wa Siffat....and not just knowing it like it's some dead language of the latins or something and then when you ask them to break it down they don't know what they just said out of their mouths, no, they know it's meaning. They know what it means when they say that Allah (tabaraakta wa ta'aala) is Lord, when they say Allah (tabaraakta wa ta'aala) is Master, Controller, Giver of Life and Giver of Death. All that refers to His Rububiyyah, and that Allah (tabaraakta wa ta'aala) has the Best Names and Highest Qualities and is Unique and there is nothing similar to Him. All that is Asmaa wa Siffat and that Allah (tabaraakta wa ta'aala) Alone should be worshiped. No-one should be called upon or prayed to or submitted to, hoped in, trusted upon, depended upon except Allah (tabaraakta wa ta'aala) and that is Uluhiyyah or al-Ibaadah.

Today, we take the statement of Ibn Taimiyah (rahimahullah) 'Wa Mala'ikatuhu' because what is taken is what? After he brings the ayah about this Deen being superior and dominant over everything then he said “Amma Ba'd”...this is the belief of the what? Firqatun Najiyyah 'the Saved Sect', Ta'ifatul Mansoorah, right, and they are Ahlus Sunnah wa Jamaa'ah, and it is that they believe in Allah. He says that briefly and he'll go into some more because the whole book is dealing with a particular aspect of Belief in Allah, but the most part is the belief in the Names and Qualities of Allah properly, Wa Mala'ikatuhu, and His Angels.

O.K. Pay attention......al-Mala'ikatu Jahm. Al-Mala'ika is a plural. Jam'aa Malak...what is the origin or the essence of Malak? It's Ma'alak, Li'annahu min al-'alukah, it's from 'alukah, and 'alukah in the Arabic language means ar-risallah...message...or messengers. Malak, or al-'alukah, the jam'aa is mala'ika, its root is ma'alak, ma'alak minhu min 'alukah, wa 'alukah in the language is ar-risallah, the message. Allah says in Suratul Fatir “Ja'ili-l-Malaa'ikati ( 'He has made the Angels ') Rusulan ( 'Messengers')”. The word malaa'ik means messenger in this respect. “'Ulii 'Ajanihatim-Mathna” ('possessing wings 2, 3 or 4'). Suratul Fatir 35:1

So now you know that malaa'ika means 'Angels'. Angels means messengers. Mala'ika is the Angels but the root word means messengers, put it that way. We're not going to say it doesn't mean angels at all. What would we be calling them then? He's talking about lughutaan(?), in the language, what it means. The root word of angels is, or the root source of angels is that they are the messengers. Fa al-Mala'ika, the Angels, is the world of the unseen. They are an entity unto themselves in the world of the unseen. Allah (azza wa jall) created them min nur, from light. Allah created them from light. And He made them ta'ina lahu....totally, absolutely obedient to Him. Mutathalillina lahu....totally, absolutely submissive to Him. Wa la kulli minhum wadha'if....for every angel there is a position, there is a job description that he has, there is a duty that he must do. In Arabic this is what is known as wadha'if, wadhifa. If asked what is your wadhifa, 'well I'm a plumber' or 'I am this'....

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The Mala'ika, the Angels, all of them li'kulli minhum, for every one of them is a wadhifa, a duty that he has to do, a purpose. Wa nai'lm min wadhaifihim, some of them we don't know their purpose or their duty, their job description, but those who we know what they are supposed to do, that we've been informed from Kitab and from Sunnah what they're supposed to do, what their job description is and what their duty is are the following:

(1)Awwalan, first.... Jabreel. They say sometimes Jabra'eel, and he is known in the English language as Gabriel. Jabreel...His wadhifa, his position, his duty is he's in charge of Revelation. He comes from Allah (tabaraakta 'aala), sent by Allah (tabaraakta 'aala) to the messengers. That's who? Jabreel.

(2)Dhaaniyan, second.... Is'raafeel. Is'raafeel is in charge of blowing the horn on the Day of Judgement. Also along with that, he is one of the ones who carries the 'Arsh. This is who? Is'raafeel.

(3)Dhaalithan, thirdly....Mika'eel. He is in charge of what? Rain and vegetation. Vegetation that comes from the earth. Qatar wa nibat, the growing of vegetation and the rain.

These three, all of them are entrusted with matters dealing with life, hayaat, life. Jabreel brings Revelation and that gives life to the what? To the hearts. Mika'eel brings the rain and vegetation and that gives life to the earth. Is'raafeel blows the horn, the trumpet, which gives life to the bodies on the Day of Judgement. This is three. We haven't got to the fourth one. He is trying to say that these three, Jabreel, Is'rafeel, and Mika'eel are in charge of matters dealing with life. Jabreel brings Revelation so thats life to the heart. Mika'eel brings rain and vegetation so that brings life to the what, to the earth. Is'rafeel blows the trumpet, or the horn we should call it, on the Day of Judgement and that brings life back to the bodies on the Day of Resurrection.

Because of this, the Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam) used to seek nearness to Allah in his dua, seek the means of making his dua more acceptable thru tawassul, most of you know something about tawassul. There is a nice book on it translated by Abu Talha which is Shaykh Naasir's book, 'At-Tawassul'. For some, it was above their heads. Others, they have to take their time with it. For some, they could understand it immediately but at-Tawassul how it is understood amongst those who are from Ahlus Sunnah, and at-Tawassul as it is understood from those amongst Ahlul Bid'ah, but here it means that he is trying to seek nearness to Allah (tabaraakta ta'aala) and get his dua accepted by Allah (tabaraakta ta'aala) he will use what quality of Allah (tabaraakta wa ta'aala) to get his dua accepted and to get closeness to Allah? the Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam) would use His Rububiyyah, the Lordship of Allah (tabaraakta ta'aala), the Rububiyyah of Allah. He would use His Rububiyyah, His meaning Allah, Allahs Rububiyyah because the Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam) has no share in it whatsoever. The opening dua is the Night Prayer. Most of you probably know it. It says 'Allahumma (Oh Allah) Rabb (Lord) of Jibra'eel (Gabriel, Jabreel), wa Mika'eel, wa Is'rafeel. So he's talking about what? Allahs Lordship! Over who? Jibra'eel, Mika'eel, and Is'rafeel. Creator of the heavens and the earth, knower of the seen and the unseen, knower of the seen and that which is witnessed is a better way to say it. You judge between Your servants in matters in which they differ. Guide me to the truth of that which they differ about. Verily, You guide whom You will to the Straight Path'. This dua, which is related by Muslim in his book 'The Prayer of the Travelers', chapter the dua that is made in the night prayer and the Qiyyam, or the Standing in the Night Prayer.

This dua simply tells the brothers, when they cannot understand a Fiqh matter or Tafseer matter and the scholars are differing, before you run here and there, raise your hands and make dua to Allah (tabaraakta ta'aala), 'O Allah, Lord of Jibra'eel, Mika'eel and Is'rafeel, Creator of the heavens and the earth, knower of that which is unseen and that which is witnessed, You judge between Your servants in that which they differ. Guide me to the truth about which they are differing. Verily You guide who You will to the Straight Path'. Make sure you have the dua before anything else, if you want to know what is the raajah, what is correct over the marjooh, that which is incorrect. What is the most closest to what is the Haqq. This should be the remedy that is used.

This invocation that the Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam) used to say in his night prayer as a means of seeking nearness to Allah, mentioning the Lordship of Allah, this is the dua that he used to say. So this told us that Mika'eel, Is'rafeel and Jibra'eel......this was their names and this is their positions. This is what the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) used to mention in this regard. Also, we know that some of them are in charge of taking the souls, the souls of Bani Adam, the souls of the children of Adam. Or, and listen to how he says this, some of them are in charge of taking souls of the children of Adam or taking the souls of every thing that possesses a soul. He says some of them. Malaku-l-mowt, the Angel of Death and his supporters, or his helpers, and he is not to be called Is'raaeel like many of the books call him. That is incorrect. You know, the brothers say 'Who are the Angels?' and they say, 'There are four main ones we know, Jibra'eel, Mika'eel, Is'rafeel, and Is'raaeel'. No, that is not his name. As the Shaykh says here, Muhammad Saalih Uthaymeen, not affirmed, no evidence for that, that the Prophet (alayhis sallam) gave him, the Angel of Death, that name. Those books that are around here, 'Spectacle of Death' and all these other type of books that use those type of names, should be disregarded. We will be dealing with that issue in the Monday lecture about the books of Ahlul Bid'ah and leaving them alone and destroying them, or leaving them alone and not looking at them and if you get your hands on them, then destroy them, like that!

Qala ta'aala...Listen to this, the following three Ayah.....'Hattaa 'idha jaa'a 'ahadakumu-l-mowtu(until death comes to one of them), tawaffat-hu(his soul is taken) rusuluna(by our messengers) wa hum la yufarritun (and they are not excessive or they do not slacken), one or the other.' Al-An'am:61..... Wa Qala ta'aala...And Allah the Exalted said: “Qul yatawaffakum-malaku-l-mowti (he takes your souls)l-ladhi wukkila bikum (the one who is in charge of that, in charge of you in that regard)”. First Ayah said what? 'They'...Rasulullah, our messengers, messengers meaning here what? Angels! They take the souls. The next verse says Malaku-l-mowti, the Angel of Death who is in charge of who takes your soul. The first one was Surat Al-An'am 6:61 and the second one was Surat as-Sajdah 32:11. The last verse, Surat az-Zumar verse 42 says “Allahu (Allah is the one) yatawaffa-l-'anfusa (who takes the souls) hina mowtiha (at the time of its death)”. Three different things right, Shaykh will clear it up for you, no problem. There is absolutely no contradiction between these three verses. Verily the angels takes the souls, and that is that the Angel of Death when he takes the soul out of the body he will have angels surrounding him. If the man is from Ahlul Jannah he will have for him a covering, al hunoot min al-Jannah , and al hunoot can be described as different things so I will leave it for right now. A covering from Jannah. Some Hadith say that Malaku-l-mowti, the Angel of Death, takes the soul and the angels don't leave him with it, they take it right out of his hands. They don't leave him to hold the soul,they take it right out of his hands, and they take the ruh al tai'ba(?), may Allah make all of our arraah tayyib (good), good souls, and put it in this nice cloth, taking it all the way up to Allah (azza wa jall) until it is stopped in front of Allah. Then Allah says, 'Write my servant here, this abdee, to be amongst the highest and return him now to what? The earth'. Then the soul goes back to the body for examination, for the test, and what is the test? Wa mah Rabbu(who is your Lord)? Wa mah deenu (what is your deen)? Wa mah Nabiu(who is your Prophet)? And if the one who is dying is not a believer and and we seek refuge in Allah from that, then the angels come down with the garment from hellfire, and the hunoot from hellfire, they take the soul and place the soul in this horrible cloth, then they go with it to the heavens, but the heavens will be locked, and so that soul will be thrown back to the earth. And that is the statement of Allah (azza wa jall) in Surat al-Hajj verse 31, “Wa many-yushrik bi-llah(and he who ascribed partners to Allah) fa-ka'annama kharra mina-s-samaa'i (is as if he's been thrown from the heavens) fa-takhtafuhu-t-tayru(and then the birds come and take him) 'ow tahwi bihi-r-rihu(or strong winds come and take him) fi makanin sahiq(to a very far place)”.

Then Allah says, “Write my servant among the lowest”. This is related by Ahmed and Abu Dawud in Kitab us-Sunnah in chapter of those who are questioned in the grave, and Hakim in his sahih based upon conditions of Bukhari and Muslim. Adhahabi agreed upon that when Hakim said it and (?) brought it and the men who related it are the men of sahih. These are all in charge of taking the soul, these angels, are in charge of taking the soul from who? From Malaku-l-mowti, from the Angel of Death. The Angel of Death is the one who takes the soul directly from the person, right? Or from that one who possesses a soul. So therefore there is no contradiction and the One Who orders all of that is Allah, so in reality He is the One Who what? Takes the soul. Shaykul Islam cleared it up or he didn't clear it up? He cleared it up. Amongst the angels are those who go around the earth looking for the circles of rememberance of Allah. Circles of 'Ilm. Circles of Kitab us-Sunnah. Don't let your mind go nowhere else. He's not talking about ha-ha-ha-ha-la-illahi-ill-llah, la-illah-ill-llah, he's not talking about that. Those are circles for the shayateen. He's talking about circles of the rememberance of Allah (tabaraakta ta'aala) upon Kitab and upon Sunnah upon the way of As-Salafus Saalih. They go looking for these circles. If they find a circle (and these are the Shaykhs words), a circle of knowledge and rememberance, they sit. This is related by Bukhari in his book 'ad-Da'ahwaat....chapter the virtue of those who remember Allah, real virtue...not like that Tableeghi book, 'Virtues of Zakat', virtues of that, virtues of this, and theres nothing virtuous in those books. Muslim in his book of Da'ahwaat, invocation and the virtues of sitting in places of the rememberance of Allah (tabaraakta wa ta'aala).

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So those are Mala'ika what? Lets count them now...we got Jabreel, Is'rafeel, Mika'eel...then we got Malakatul-Mowti and who with him? Mala'ika. Then we got the ones who go around the earth looking for circles of knowledge and rememberance of Allah and when they find it they sit. Allahu Akbar!

There are angels writing the actions down of every individual. “Wa 'inna 'alaykum la-hafidhin(And upon you verily are those who write and preserve what you do) kiraman katibin(noble, righteous) ya'lamuna ma taf'alun(they know exactly what you do).” Surat al-'Infitar: 10-12. Angels who write down what we do, one on the right and one on the left as comes from the Tafseer. Some call him Raqibun Ateed based upon the next Ayah “Ma yalfidhu min qowlin 'illa ladayhi Raqibun 'Atida(they do not say one word except there is someone who is observant and aware of them writing down what they are doing)” Suratul Qaaaf:18. Some call it that from this Ayat but Allahu ata Alim how sound that is. This is an Ayah that proves that there are angels that write down what every individual does.

Look how the Salaf took this seriously.....see our belief in Mala'ika is sort of like this side type issue if you think about it. We think more about jinn than we do Mala'ika. Jinn, jinn, jinn all the time, but when it comes to Mala'ika we don't know much about them at all, don't know nothing about them and they are the friends of the believers, they are those who seek forgiveness for the believers, they are those who look out for the believer, they are those who help and support the believer. Now, this is how the Salaf took it.....first, it is stated that Abu Abdul'lah, Abdul'lah is Imam Ahmed ibn Hanbal, it was said to him, someone came to him and Imam Ahmed was in his sickness, probably close to his death and he would make that sound that sick people make....uuunngh(grunting)....its called in Arabic jai'in (?)....that sound that sick people make, everyone knows that sound. It was said to him, “Ya Abd Abdul'lah(O Abu Abdul'lah) wa ta qala Ta'oos”, Ta'oos is one of the Salaf, one of the great Imams of the Salaf. Ta'oos is the one who said to his son, “O my son put your fingers in your ear”. This is Ta'oos. He said “Verily angels write down even this noise that the sick person makes” because Allah said “Mai'yal fidhu” the word is he does not even pronounce a word, does not express a letter, except there is a watcher who is writing down what he is saying. So when he heard this, Abu Abdul'lah, what do you think he said? Uuunngh, that's Ta'oos opinion, so what? No, that was not his motive. His position was that he became patient and he stopped making the sound that sick people make, based upon this Ayah “Because everything is written”. So this mai'yal fidhu is an addition in the Arabic language to confirm the generality of it. Anything that is stated, whatever statement a person makes, and he will be rewarded either good if it is good, or bad if it's bad, depending on what statement hemade. You know if a person has Eemaan with that, strong Eemaan with that, his situation will be really together.

Angels who protect and surround the children of Adam night and day. There are those who are around them from in front of them and from in back of them. They protect them from the matter of Allah until Allah decides that this thing will happen to them. Protect them from a brick falling, protect them from this, protect them from that, from in front and behind them, until Allah decides that that which He wants to take place will take place. Surat ar-Ra'd:11

When we think of the Mala'ika don't think that we're talking about a small creature. You know the narration...a Mala'ika from his earlobe to his shoulder is what? Some narrations say 70 years or more of traveling. BIG creature. With Mala'ika, don't think we're talking about a small number, for we will see shortly when the Shaykh continues on his sharh, his explanation, that they are numerous....cannot be estimated, cannot be calculated, cannot be counted.

Mala'ika....what is their job? You got the ones who are in front and behind bani Adam to protect them. You got the ones who go around, you got the ones who write everything, you got the main four that we mentioned before, these angels are just in ruku...some angels that's all they do, in ruku. Some angels just in sajdah...just in sajdah for Allah (tabaraakta wa ta'aala). Fi Sam'aa (in the heavens), the heavens are about to shake, about to split, and they have the right to. The Arabic word is atab as-sam'aa, and it comes from sarreer ar-rah'him, where the man puts on his riding animal that if it's too heavy then it tends to make a sound because of the heaviness of that which is being carried upon it. He used this expression to mean that's what the heavens is sounding like, or that's what the heavens condition is. They have the right for that because there is no space greater than the space of four fingers, four fingers, except that there's an angel standing in worship to Allah, or in ruku to Allah, or in sajdah to Allah. Space of four fingers, all throughout the heavens, angel in ruku, an angel standing, and an angel in sajdah. So how much wide and spacious is the heavens? And how much Mala'ika there must be? Angels there must be? This is related by Ahmed and Tirmidhi in Kitab ul Zuhud(?) the book of abstinence....under the title the Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam) said 'if you knew what I knew you would have laughed little also chapter grief and crying.

Because of this, Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam) said regarding Baitul Mah'moor, as you all know Baitul Mah'moor is a house like the Ka'ba in the heavens. Baitul Mah'moor, the one that Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam) passed by in his ascension. One narration says they go around it, or they enter it, listen to this.....70,000 (seventy thousand angels) every day, and they are not able to get back to it. Every day 70 (seventy) angels, other than the ones that came the day before, and they will never ever be able to get back to it. It is a series of chain, a line... 70,000 come; 70,000 more; 70,000 more so that 70,000 that preceded can never get back again. The ones who come later are other than the ones before. This shows the great amount of the angels. Because of this Allah the exalted said “Wa ma ya 'lamu junuda rabbika 'illa hu(And none knows the amount of the soldiers of his Lord except him)”. Allah (tabaraakta ta 'aala) Surat al-Muddaththir:31. And then there are angels that are in charge of the Jannah. May Allah make us from amongst the people of Jannah. And then there are angels in charge of the hellfire. May Allah protect us from the hellfire. The guard over the hellfire, his name is Malik. The people in the hellfire will say “ Ya-Maliku li-yaqadi 'alayna Rabbuka(O Malik, have our Lord do away with us, have our Lord finish us)” Surat az-Zukhruf:77 , cause us to go away, to die, to be finished. They call upon Allah to cause them to die because they have a punishment that they cannot have patience upon. Allah will say “Qala 'innakum-makithun(Verily forever you will stay)” Surat az-Zukhruf:77. Then it will be said to them “Laqada ji'nakum-bi-l-haqq(Verily we came to you with the truth) wa lakinna 'aktharakum li-l-haqqi karihun(but the majority of you, when it comes to the truth, you dislike it, you hate it)” Surat az-Zukhruf:78.

What is important is that it is obligatory upon us to believe in the Mala'ika. He who doesn't believe in the Mala'ika is a kaafir. He who doesn't believe in the angels is a kaafir. How do we believe in the Mala'ika? We believe that they are (words are cut off...........)and more knowledge about Allah (tabaraakta wa ta'aala). Have more understanding regarding that matter so they fear Allah (tabaraakta wa ta'aala) more, they fear Allah (tabaraakta wa ta'aala) more. They worship Allah (tabaraakta wa ta'aala) consistently and they worship Allah (tabaraakta wa ta'aala) without any delay and without any hesitation, without any getting bored or whatever the case may be because they have more knowledge regarding Allah (tabaraakta wa ta'aala). The more knowledge we have about Allah the more of a worshiper we would be, the more fear we would have, the more righteous we would be.

Na'am...the next is belief in His Books and then we have belief in The Messengers and belief in that which takes place after death and belief in, or the Resurrection after death, and belief in the Decree. Shortly we will have covered the six fundamentals of Eemaan and then we will go on to the rest of the book bi'ithnillah ta'aala but I will be asking questions inshaAllah ta'aala regarding Mala'ika. Tell your children about the Mala'ika. Let them know Jabreel, Is'rafeel, Mika'eel, Malakul Mowti . Let your children know (words cut off...........) bi daleel, by the proofs. “ Ja'ili-l-malaa'ikati rusulan(He made the Angels Messengers) then He says “'Ulii 'ajanihatim(Possessor of wings), they have wings...Suratu Fatir:1. The prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam) saw Jabreel in his real form and he had 600 (six hundred) wings that were filling the horizon. This is to go against those who say they're just spirits 'the angels are just spirits, they don't have physical bodies'. Your Eemaan and your belief in the Mala'ika will not be correct unless you believe that. Unfortunately some Muslims get their belief in the Mala'ika from these kuffar who know nothing about Mala'ika and who have no authentic place to get their understanding and belief regarding Mala'ika...it's all mixed up with mythology and everything else, and you have some Muslims who have the audacity to read some of that ......(words cut off...........)

If someone says, 'do they have intelligence?' I'm not gonna ask because I don't wanna embarrass nobody.....I'm gonna leave that like that. Listen to what the Shaykh says......We'll say to him 'Do you have intelligence?' No-one would ask whether or not the angels have intelligence except a person who is crazy. Allah the Exalted has stated “They don't disobey Allah whatever He orders them but they do whatever He orders, carries out whatever He orders”. Will He praise them and they don't have no intellect, no minds, no understanding?

The angels are the supporters of the believers and they make istighfaar or seek forgiveness from Allah for the believers. Know that there are angels who write down what they do. Know that they're angels that ask questions in the grave. Where is their belief regarding the angels or is this something far removed from them that is never discussed in the house, never talked about. This is an important Aqeedah issue. Whenever you hear the word Aqeedah understand that the issue is dangerous, the issue is serious, the issue is something that you will die upon and be resurrected upon and if it's correct then you will go to the correct place and if it's incorrect then you go to the incorrect place. This is something that must be understood. And unless we take this Aqeedah and carry it and tell it to others and memorize it and study it and make sure everyone knows it then we're not benefitting ourselves or benefitting others and it is not going to be left as a legacy amongst those in our families. Bring your children and ask them do you know about Jabreel, do you know about Is'rafeel? Who is Is'rafeel? It's a shame that many of our children know about the existence of a santa claus and don't know about the angels. Strangeness of Islam. Islam originated as something strange and will go back to it's prior position of strange. I mean it's something that is strange even with those who connect themselves to it. It's not strange that it is strange to the kuffar and strange to the mushriks. How in the world can it be strange with Ahlus Sunnah and the people of the Salaf? Because we're not on our job and haven't given it the importance. We think that something else is more important than this Aqeedah. We think that something else is more important than this Aqeedah.....brothers, this Aqeedah is what the Sahabah lived and died upon.....brothers, heads were lost.....heads went in the wind.....sword on the neck and head up in the sky.....blood everywhere and why? I shouldn't start that(laughter).....AQEEDAH.....AQEEDAH.....As Muhammad Al-Manijami(?)rahimahullah was saying on his deathbed that Shaykh, that great Shaykh from Ethopia who taught in the Masjid of the Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam) for 40 or 50 years, he was saying.... according to his son....AQEEDAH.....AQEEDAH.....AQEEDAH!

We've got to give it the importance that it has...................

To Be Continued inshaAllah..............................

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July 13th, 2008

Sunday

12:00 p.m.

Topic: Sharh Al-Aqeedatil Wasitiyah

'Fundamental Beliefs Of Islam & Rejection Of False Concepts'

 

Written By: Sheikh ul-Islam ibn Taimiyah

Explanation By: Imaam Muhammad ibn Saalih al-Uthaymeen

Translated By: Abu Uwais Abdallah Ahmed Ali

As Salaamu 'Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuh

Brother Abu Uwais (rahimahullah) opened with praise to Allah (subhaanahu wa ta'aala) and peace and blessings upon Prophet Muhammad (sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam). So while we're waiting we will go over the things that we have studied before.

First of all, we will discuss the four matters that we must believe in regarding Allah (tabaraakta wa ta'aala), [short discussion with the brothers]. These four matters is what we use as evidence for the existence of Allah (tabaraakta wa ta'aala)...the Fitrah is that he said that He took him from the lines of Adam and made him witness hisse... what is from our observation and our senses that proves. We brought the story of Abu Hanifah and Ahmad bin Thaabit .....a ship that goes from port to port with no captain to drive it or whatever and that things are loaded and unloaded and it's full of all types of materials and it travels from port to port and goes back to where it came from without any crew or people on there to load anything, without any driver or pilot or whatever. What did they say to Abu Hanifah when he said that he was thinking about this? They said he was mad. And what was Abu Hanifahs' response? Someone who sees the sky and the moon and the stars and the universe...that's more outrageous to say that the stars and the universe and all this exists without Allah (tabaraakta 'aala) being the One Who Created it. Suratul Tur “Were they created from nothing or are they the creator?” So this is one of two things, either an individual made himself or he came perchance...just happened to be here, and both of them are baatil, both of them are false. So therefore it leads to the one fact that can never be denied and that is that Allah (tabaraakta 'aala) is Khalaq. The sahaabi who heard that said that his heart was about to fly when he heard it. Were they created from nothing or did they create themselves? They know that something, as the Bedouin Arab said, the droppings of a cow proves that a cow was here, and people walking away from something there are traces that they leave which proves that they're there. Does not the heavens that have all these clouds and the oceans that have all these waves not infact show that the creator of the universe exists? So this is the matter of fitrah, akhlan, intellectually is that nothing can come into existance from nothing, it being nothing cannot therefore after that all of asudden be a creator, not having no existence whatsoever, not having sight, not having hearing, not having ability, not having power, and then suddenly come from no existence to total power. NO, NEVER happens like that! That which is non-existant has to have someone who brings it into existence, no doubt about it, and then that which was nothing, was not into existence, then brought into existence, did not create itself, could not have created itself...it was non-existant, and then brought into existence, so how in the world could it have created itself? This is daleel akhli'an, an evidentual reasoning that cannot be ran away from, no-one can run away from that. It is a strong argument. So fitrah we took, hisse...the senses and the observation, and akhlan we took.....sharh'an any ayah you want to use showing that Allah (tabaraakta'aala) is the Creator, showing that Allah (tabaraakta 'aala) exists, showing that Allah (tabaraakta 'aala)is the Lord and that He Created everything and brought everything into existence...anything from the Sunnah that shows that like the Arab People were brought upon the fitrah and this type of thing...the Ahadith that indicate that first it was Allah (tabaraakta 'aala) when the Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam) was asked by the companions what was the beginning of the situation and he said that it was Allah and nothing else. Then Allah created this, then Allah created that...like that.

Alright, stay on it inshaAllah ta'aala. We say memorize it, we say have some resolve regarding this issue, study it, go over it, relay it to your children, have them memorize it...everyone in the household should know Tawheed...Tawheedur Rububiyyah, Tawheedul Uluhiyyah, Tawheedul Asmaa wa Siffat, and not just knowing it like its some dead language of the latins or something and then when you ask them to break it down they don't know what they just said up out their mouths, no...they know it's meaning. They know what it means when they say that Allah (tabaraakta 'aala) is Lord, when they say that Allah (tabaraakta 'aala) is Master, Controller, Giver of Life, Giver of Death...all that refers to His Rububiyyah. And that Allah (tabaraakta 'aala) has the Best Names and Highest Qualities and is Unique and there is nothing similar to Him.

MASHA'ALLAH.......AS I LISTEN TO AND TRANSCRIBE THIS CLASS #12, I REALIZE THAT IT IS A DUPLICATE OF CLASS #11, SO PLEASE REFER TO THAT CLASS AS THE NOTES ARE IDENTICAL, WA ALLAHU ALIM!

To be continued inshaAllah...........

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July 20th, 2008

Sunday

12:00 p.m.

Topic: Sharh Al-Aqeedatil Wasitiyah

'Fundamental Beliefs Of Islam & Rejection Of False Concepts'

 

Written By: Sheikh ul-Islam ibn Taimiyah

Explanation By: Imaam Muhammad ibn Saalih al-Uthaymeen

Translated By: Abu Uwais Abdallah Ahmed Ali

As Salaamu 'Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuh

Brother Abu Uwais (rahimahullah) began by asking questions about the last duroos that preceded, and we hope and we know that our brothers understand that this is not to expose anyone or put anyone on the spot, but rather it is a means, probably one of the few means besides testing, that one can find out whether or not that which was sent out was understood, or that which was presented was understood. We will, inshaAllah ta'aala, more than likely have some tests. We'll try to make them as light as possible, probably a true and false type situation, you know, answers right in front of your face but you've gotta figure out which it is, that type of thing. As we said...there is no benefit in having these type of duroos if we don't know actually what we're learning.

So in this regard, we took by the Grace of Allah, the beginning what the Shaykh said from the Basmillah to the Taifatul Mansoorah Firqatun Najiyyah, this itiqaad of Ahlus Sunnah wal Jam'ah, Taifatul Mansoorah Firqatun Najiyyah is Eemaan Bi'llah. Anyone wants to say anything regarding Eemaan Bi'llah, Belief in Allah and what we took in this book regarding belief in Allah, go ahead and do so.....[a brief discussion begins between the brothers].

Now we took the rujood of Allah (tabaraakta wa ta'aala) that it was four categories, and some of our brothers thought that this was kind of heavy.....I don't know why...I guess it's just what you're used to listening ...but it was basically a matter of how we know the existence of Allah (tabaraakta 'aala) through reasoning observation, reasoning being one, observation and our senses being another and what else, the fitrah, and what else, the legislation. What's hard about that? Is there anything hard about that, to understand this issue from those four standpoints? We gave examples of how you rationalize or how you easily can show through reasoning that Allah (tabaraakta 'aala) exists, it's one of the easiest things to prove. Alright, we gave an example of that and the Ayat in Suratul Tur proves that also... “Were they created from nothingor did they create themselves?” They weren't created from nothing, something or someone brought them into existence, and they didn't create themselves, they're not creators of themselves. It is impossible to be non-existant and then suddenly not only be something that is brought into existence but be the one who is the author of your existence...that's foolishness. So there is only one answer and that is that Allah (tabaraakta wa ta 'aala) Rabbil 'Alameen, Lord of All Creation is the One that brought them into existence.

Now we took the fitrah that Allah (tabaraakta 'aala) placed the fitrah of the man when He took him from the back of Adam and He had everyone witness the fact that He is the Lord. We took the sharh'an also, so we won't go over this material again but keep in mind now you have four and four.....four matters that you believe in regarding Allah (tabaraakta 'aala) and four matters that you bring as evidences as to how you prove the existence of Allah, four matters of how you believe in Allah (subhaanahu wa ta'aala) and four matters that you bring as evidence as to how you prove the existence of Allah. So that was Eemaan Bi'llah.

Next thing we took wal'lillahilhamd was belief in Mala'ika. First of all we took the term Mala'ika and we said where did it come from in the Arabic and what does it mean. Who recalls this? (brief discussion).....it refers to the angels and the 'asl of it and the language origin of it and that it is messenger, alukah, messenger. Then we took the fact that these Mala'ika are created from something and they are from some, uh, what world are they from? We called it 'ghayibee', unseen and they are creatures created from what? Created from light and they are unable to what? Disobey Allah (tabaraakta 'aala) because they are very what? Obedient and very what? Intelligent.....remember? Intelligent....put that with that because Ibn Uthaymeen (rahimahullah) was very harsh upon those individuals who had the audacity to say that the angels had no intelligence, but he said 'they are the most intelligent' and that the one who thinks they have no intelligence then he is the fool who has no intelligence. He said he called them majnoon...he says 'he is the one who doesn't have 'akl'. For the fact that they are the most obedient to Allah and carries out the commands of Allah is proof enough that they are the ones who know Allah (tabaraakta 'aala) and most intelligent regarding Allah. And their bodies are not what? Spirits. A lot of people have this belief that they're spirits so he knocked that down by saying that they're actual physical bodies.

Now we took the different types of Mala'ika (brief discussion).....Jibreel or Jibra'eel, Mika'eel and Is'rafeel. These he said were all Mala'ika having something to do with life. We're left with another angel who has a false name that they ascribe to him.....his proper name is Mala'ikul Mowt but they give him a false name that you can find in works such as Spectacle of Death and other books like that...Isra'eel, Isra'eel. That is a name which is false. You can sometimes find it in books like the Elementary Teachings of Islam and books of that nature. Now, subhaanAllah, we said that there were....he brought three Ayat...one Ayah described the fact that people, their souls been taken to Allah. One Ayah explains the matter of the souls being taken by Mala'ikatul Mowt. Another Ayah shows the souls being taken by the angels. So the Shaykh brought all three of these together.....does anyone recall the explanation of that? (Brief explanation by the brothers)......And in reality He (ALLAH) took the soul. How can it be ascribed to Mala'ikatul Mowt? So Mala'ikatul Mowt takes it (the soul) directly, and then thirdly the other angels don't allow him to keep it too long so they take it immediately from him. So in this way each Ayah is verifying that the soul is taken by Mala'ikatul Mowt, by the angels that surround him, who take it up to the heavens, and the heavens are opened up for those believers and their souls are then taken back to the earth so that they can answer the questions but it (the heavens) is not allowed to be opened up for the disbeliever so he's thrown back to the earth. Those are the angels who take him and they have a good garment, nice garment, soft garment, clean garment, nice smelling garment that they wrap the believer in and they have a harsh garment that they wrap the disbeliever in, and like this. We took this narration, right? So this is the manner of that.

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Now, there are other angels.....we didn't stop there.....there were other angels, angels who go around throughout the earth looking for what? People who are remembering Allah (tabaraakta 'aala) in the legislated way upon Kitab us Sunnah and studying the Deen of Allah (tabaraakta 'aala). Then other angels, one on your right and one on your left to do what? Record what you say. Raqqeeb and Ateed which we said was not necessarily a proper name for them but that the people use because they get it from the Ayah, "He does not say a word except that it is heard by Raqqeeb and Ateed". Nevertheless, as long as you know that there are angels on the right and the left writing down each matter. This matter had a strong affect on Imam Ahmad (rahimahullah) for he was at the stages of death making the sound of the people who are very sick, and he was told that Tawoos disliked this because of this Ayah, that they do not express or nounciate any word except it is written by those two angels. So what did Imam Ahmad do? He stopped making that crying or making that sound that people who are very sick make because of this Ayah. So everything is written down.....if it's good then you'll find good and if it's bad then one will find bad.

Then we had other angels who protect Bani Adam, muslim...non-muslim...whatever...Bani Adam., from what? From matters that would be of a harmful nature to them or whatever until Allah (tabaraakta 'aala) decides to remove that protection. Anyone else? Any other angels? The sister is asking here what are the three Ayat pertaining to the removal of the souls? They are following: Suratul An'am verse 61, Suratul Sajdah verse 11, and Suratul Zumar verse 42. The first Ayah says “Until death comes to one of you, angels take their life or take their soul and they do not slacken in their responsibility” and the other Ayah says “ Say your souls are taken by the Angel of Death who is put in charge of you” and the other Ayah says “Allah is the One Who Takes the souls at the time of death”.....those are the three Ayat. Then Mala'ika making ruku, making sajdah bi 'LLAHI (azza wa jall). We took this.....anybody recall anything?

We took a Hadith concerning the heavens about to crack, or making a sound of cracking or whatever and it has a right to do so because they fill the heavens to such a degree that it is as if it's about to crack because of the amount of angels, and this is because there is no space greater than the space of four fingers except that there's an angel making ruku or making sujood or making kiyaam to Allah (tabaraakta 'aala). You know how big the heavens is or you should have a concept of that and how wide and expansive that is.

Now, to prove that the amount of angels cannot be calculated, and no-one knows the amount of His soldiers except Allah, the Hadith of the Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam) where he says, “There is a house in Jannah which is over the Ka'ba in the heavens called Baitul Mahmoor.” What happens to Baitul Mahmoor? They visit it and the same ones are never allowed to come again. Seventy thousand (70,000) then seventy thousand (70,000), so many of these groups of seventy thousand (70,000) that the first ones who preceded the others will never be able to make it ever again around there. So seventy thousand (70,000), seventy thousand (70,000), seventy thousand (70,000) like this, since the time of bringing Baitul Mahmoor into existence to the time that Allah (tabaraakta 'aala) [?], you calculate that.

So we believe that they have certain things that they are supposed to do. We have to believe in the angels in this regard, and that they obey Allah (tabaraakta 'aala) and they do not disobey Him. The ones that we know their name, we say their name and the ones that we know their duties, we say their duties like he said regarding the rain and the vegetation and the trumpet.....these are those who we know. We talk about the angels who write for the ones who's in the arhaan and there's more to this.....the ones in the womb.....there's more to this issue of angels. You can go into great detail but the Shaykh is giving us something muttasir (a bridge), muthiib (beneficial), enough to tell us what Aqeedah is in a general sense, mujmilaan (in a general sense), regarding this.

The next thing we move on which is today, we'll try to cover, bi'ithnillah today, belief in the Books and belief in the Last Day. He says His Angels and His Books. We took the angels, the books, the books that Allah (tabaraakta 'aala) sent down with the messengers. The books that Allah (tabaraakta 'aala) sent down with the messengers. For every messenger there's a book. For every messenger there's a book. Listen to his evidence.....Allah Says “Verily We sent Our messengers with clarification and revealed with them the book and the scales.” Suratul Hadid:25. This is evidence that for every messenger there is a book, that every messenger had with him a book. If this is the case where is Elijah Muhammads book? He is not a messenger. Liar! Every messenger has a book. We don't know every book.....we know amongst these books Suhuf Ibraheem, the Suhuf of Ibraheem, and the Suhuf of Musa...wa Torahtu (the Torah of who? Musa), wa Injeel, wa Zaboor of Dawud (alayhis salaam), wa Qur'an. Six books, because the Suhuf of Musa some say it is the Torah and some say it is other than the Torah, so if it is part of the Torah, it is five books that we're talking about...and if it is other than that then it is six books.

So the Shaykh is saying that we know of six books when you say the Suhuf of Ibraheem and Musa with the other four which is the Torah, the Injeel, the Zaboor and the Qur'an, then that's six, but if you say that the Suhuf of Musa is part of the Torah, then it's five. For you say Suhuf of Musa is the same as the Torah and the Suhuf of Ibraheem and then you're saying the Torah, the Injeel, the Zaboor, and the Qur'an. So these are the six books known or the five books known, depending on how you understand it, for the Prophets, but with this we believe in every book. Yes, go back to angels...we believe in Mika'eel and Is'rafeel and Mala'ikul Mowt and like this right, and Jibra'eel and then we say what? That we believe in all the angels even though we don't know their names that Allah (tabaraakta 'aala) has stated and talked about and the Messenger (sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam) has spoken about. That's how you believe, you believe in that which you know and have been given detail to and you believe in that which you know but you have not been given details to. You have this point? Similar it is here, you believe in the six or the five that you know by name and you believe in any other book that Allah (tabaraakta 'aala) revealed upon any other messenger, or it's you believe in the existence of the fact that there were other messengers who Allah (tabaraakta 'aala) gave other books who we did not know about but we believe in. Even if we have no knowledge of it we believe in it in the concise summarized way. We believe in it in general. Then he says, this is you see very quickly, this is the book and what? The belief in the Books of Allah. Very quickly. Shaykh is done with it. Very clear, no problem..... for every book was sent to a messenger and every messenger had a book and some of them we know of and some of them we do not know of. The ones that we know of, five or six, here they are, and we believe that Allah revealed books to other prophets, rather to other messengers and we were not informed of them but we believe in that in a general sense.

And His Messengers, the Messengers of Allah, they are the ones to whom Allah (tabaraakta 'aala) revealed the legislation and ordered them to what? Propagate it. Keep this point in mind regarding the difference between a messenger and a prophet. Prophet is who? The one who receives revelation from Allah and the messenger is the one who receives revelation and is ordered to propagate it to the others. So this is who we are talking about now when we say rusul, and the first of the prophets was Adam (alayhis salaam) and the last of them is Muhammad (sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam). The evidence that Nuh is the first amongst them (the messengers) is the statement of Allah “Verily We have revealed to you as revealed to Nuh and the prophets after him”, in this respect prophets here means messenger. Messengers that came after him, and revelation, it is revelation of the message. Another evidence, “Verily We sent Nuh and Ibraheem and We placed in it, or amongst their children, prophethood and the book.” Suratul Hadid:26. Meaning the families of Nuh and Ibraheem, and the ones who were before Nuh cannot be said to be from his progeny. How can a mans progeny be those who came before him? Makes no sense. So those who are his children are the ones who can be considered to be his progeny. Similar the statement of Allah (ta 'aala), “And the people of Nuh from before” (the word before, there...who came before) Suratul Dhariyat:46. Therefore, from the Qur'an there are three evidences that show that Nuh is the first of the messengers.....this is the most clear thing about it.....one brother asked me about it and this is the first thing that came to my head regarding the issue, not the three Ayat but this Hadith.....Hadith of Intercession.....the people waiting for judgement that day will come to Nuh and say ' You're the first of the messengers that Allah sent to the peoples of the earth'. This is in Bukhari brothers, in Kitabul Tawheed in Bukhari chapter The Words of Allah with the Prophets on the Day of Judgement. As in Muslim, The Book of Eemaan chapter The Closest of the People of Jannah is to Allah (tabaraakta 'aala). Shaykh says this Hadith is clear, it says right there....he was the first messenger, so where are you going to go after that? Regarding Adam, he's a prophet. He's not a messenger. Some people have Idrees before Adam. Many of the historians or some of them say that he came before Nuh and that he was from the grandfathers of Nuh. This is a very weak statement. Qur'an and Sunnah kick it aside or reject it and what is correct is what we have mentioned. And the last of the messengers is who? Muhammad ibn Abdullah (sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam) based on the statement of Allah the Exalted, “But rather he is the Messenger of Allah and the last of the Prophets” the last of the Messengers, is that how it goes? “He is the Messenger of Allah and the last of the Prophets” Surat Al-Ahzab:40 brothers, and he did not say, ibn Uthaymeen says, 'the last of the Messengers'. He didn't say that. So what does that mean, there could be other messengers, right? LAA. Shaykh says the prophethood has been sealed off and as the last prophet the messengership has been cut off first and foremost because in order to become a messenger you must first be a prophet. Would that some our astentious...nah, I shouldn't say that...would that some of those individuals that consider themselves and ascribe themselves to Islam understood that fact.

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If you were to say 'Isa (alayhis salaam) was coming down at the last days and he is a messenger, what do you say about that? 'Isa (alayhis salaam) descending on the last days is true, no doubt about it. Related by Bukhari in the Book of Selling and Transactions.....Bukhari does that sometimes.....and it's under chapter Killing of the Pigs, related by Imaam Muslim in his book Kitabul Eemaan in the Book of Belief that 'Isa would descend, 'Isa ibnul Maryam, in case somebody got it mixed up. 'Isa John Paul or 'Isa somebody else.....no.....'Isa ibnul Maryam. He comes down and he is a messenger, so what's your response to this? We say ' He doesn't come down with a new law but he is going to be coming with the Shari'ah and judging by the Shari'ah of the Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam)'. Someone says what is agreed and the best of this Ummah after the Prophet is Abu Bakar and 'Isa will judge by the Shari'ah of the Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam) so therefore he will be a follower of the Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam), so how can we say that the best of this Ummah after the Prophet is Abu Bakar? Shaykh says we can answer this thing with three matters, or three aspects.....first of all, 'Isa is a messenger, independent, the five strong willed prophets or the five strong willed messengers and who are they? (Brothers answering in background).....He was one of them. Doesn't come to the mind of a man to make or try to equate 'Isa, who is a messenger and one of the five strong willed messengers, with someone from this Ummah. If you can't even try to balance between them or make them equal how can you say he is better, somebody from this Ummah is better than a messenger? This knocks down totally this whole issue that you're bringing and it makes what you're bringing hairsplitting, going too deep, getting too heavy....and those who hairsplit and who get too deep they destroy themselves. The Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam) said in Hadith they are destroyed, those who go too deep.

This is a good qai'ida to take from the Shaykh.....when somebody says something that is just so stupid, it's just out the ballpark with foolishness.....he's hairsplitting man, has nothing to do with the Deen of Allah! Like that. Second matter.....Abu Bakar is the best of this Ummah except for 'Isa (alayhis salaam). Third way we can say 'Isa is not from the Ummah and therefore is not to say that he is from this Ummah when in reality he preceded the Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam), but then becomes one of his followers once he descends upon earth the law of the Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam) and will always remain till the Last Day'. How can he be a follower and he will kill pigs and he will break the cross and he won't accept Islam even though Islam generally accepts taxation from the people of the book? We say the fact that.....listen to this point, I like this, this is nice, a sweet one here.....the fact that the Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam) informed us that this will happen, this part of the Sunnah that the Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam) called 'Iqraah(?).....agreement.....then it's part of the legislation of the Prophet (sall

alayhi wa sallam) and will be that which abrogates that which preceded it from the first ruling of Islam. Was that too heavy? The fact that the Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam) it came out of his lips and he informed the Sahaaba of it then therefore this is what? Agreement of the Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam) and that's a part of his legislation so what 'Isa will be doing is abrogating from the statement of the Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam) it's an abrogation of the taxation and it takes us back to nothing except Islam. Since it came from his tongue and since he informed about it centuries ago it is in fact part of his what? Deen! I think the Shaykh is too strong for us. This is, uh, even though it's early, this is where we will stop because if we go now unto....well lets do resurrection after the death(?). Resurrection after the death.....resurrection in this sense meaning coming out, the people coming from their graves after their death. This is the belief of the people of Ahlus Sunnah wal Jama'ah. This is fixed and affirmed, the Book, the Authentic Sunnah, and the consistence of the Muslims. Even the consistence of the Jews and the Christians, they believe also that there is a day, even though they don't act like it, there's a day where the people will come out of the graves and will be rewarded or be punished in accordance with their deeds. Now he's bringing us what? Adilah(?). Allah says, “Those who believe claim that they won't be resurrected. Say no, but for my Lord you will verily be raised”. Surat At-Taghabun:7

Allah says, “Then you after that will die. Then you on the Day of Judgement will be resurrected”. Surat Al-Mu'minun 15-16 (Bro. Abu Uwais [rahimahullah] actually stated Surat Al-Mu'minun 10-16). Regarding the Sunnah, muttawatillah(?) is the highest level of Hadith and the soundest level of Hadith, it is the agreement of people from different levels and different lands and different places which it is impossible for them to agree upon a lie. Muttawatillah(?)....Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam) (?) many Ahadith saying that. He brings that like that, so there are many Hadith muttawatillah(?) about that. The Muslims are consistent about this, a consistence that is absolute that the people will be resurrected on the Day of Judgement and they will meet their Lord and they will be rewarded in accordance with their actions. “He who does as much as an atoms weight of good will see it, and who does an atoms weight of evil will see it'”. Surat Az-Zalzalah 7-8.

All of mankind is striving.....you will meet Him, so remember this meeting, so you can act for it, fearing that you will stand before Allah (azza wa jall) on the Day of Judgement and you won't have no good deeds. See, what have you done for the Day of Movement, the day when you will be transferred from this life to the next? What have you done for your meeting with Allah, cause most people today think what have I done today for my dunya, what am I going to do tomorrow for my dunya. Would they (?) to the fact that this dunya that they're planning so much for they don't know if they will live long enough to fulfill what they have planned to do or not. Huh? A man can make plans to do a particular action tomorrow of the actions of dunya or after tomorrow but he doesn't reach tomorrow or the next day. There is certain that most people are in a state of neglect and unawareness of this. Allah says, “Their hearts is in a state of illusion, a state of unawareness of this” Surat Al-Mu'minun:63. “And about the actions of this world they say 'and there are actions other than this that they are doing, meaning that they work for the life of this world” Al-Mu'minun:63. Then Allah (tabaraakta 'aala) “This is a continuous case with them that they do. Verily you are in a state of neglect and unawareness of this, the Day of Judgement” And Allah says “Now we have removed from you your blinders and your sight today is clear”. This resurrection, every people who claim to have religion believes in it and it is one of the six matters of eemaan, and it is the belief of Ahlus Sunnah wal Jama'ah. No-one denies it except one who is not connected to this milla(?), whoever is connected to this Deen of Islam must believe in this, must believe in this, and you know he didn't go into much detail regarding it, not how the people are.....the grave, the questioning in the grave, and the blowing of the trumpet, and the coming out, and the state that the people will be in then, and then the waiting for the judgement, and going to Nuh and all of this, and on and on until you get to the nizz'an, and you get to the (?), and you get to the sirat.....he didn't go into all of that. He has given us something muttasir, abridgement of sorts, small, beneficial, of the belief..... and we will cover other areas bi'ithnillahi ta'aala. This is what we have tonight.

To be continued inshaAllah...............................

Was'Salaam

Jameelah Iman Muhammad bint Vasquez

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