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LESSONS ON ISLAMIC ...

LESSONS ON ISLAMIC
CONCEPT OF ADAB
By: Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail

DO NOT PUT YOURSELF FORWARD BEFORE
THE PROPHET
MUHAMMAD صلّى الله عليه وعلى آله وصحبه وسلّم
SOME GENERAL KNOWLEDGE ABOUT CATEGORIZATION OF AHADITH

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  • 1. Arabic (plural) of Adab : meanings – “good breeding, decency, nurture, good manners, refinement, cultured, decorum, courteous, etiquette, propriety, social grace, to educate, discipline, the humanities, etc.” sense of proportion and knowledge of their rightful place in the order of things, the absence of which indicates injustice LESSONS ON ISLAMIC CONCEPT OF ADAB By: Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail Insha’Allah -This is a follow-up course, after completion of 18 weeks course on the kitab “ Ta’lim al-Muta’allim Tariqit Ta’allum ” of Sheikh Tajuddin Nu’man Zarnuji ( 18 January 2012 ) Every Wednesday night @ 8pm Wisma Indah 448 Changi Rd,#02-00 (Next to Masjid Kassim), LESSON# 8 (g) IN THE NAME OF ALLAH MOST COMPASSIONATE MOST MERCIFUL. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) 2 ND RUN OF THE MODULE
  • 2. By retracing our life, we start with understanding our basic nature as a human being - having inherent powers and their potentialities to be developed. RECAP PREVIOUS LESSON All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  • 3. In our relationship regarding our Education – we are to encounter, i.e. assisted by our educators - with what is referred to as, “ knowledge ”. RECAP PREVIOUS LESSON All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  • 4. Yet, we are born helpless and have to be cared, nurtured, to be inculcated with discipline, taught and developed by a Murabbi’ (EDUCATOR) – the first of whom are our PARENTS. RECAP PREVIOUS LESSON All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  • 5. Yet, we are born helpless and have to be cared, nurtured, to be inculcated with discipline, taught and developed by a Murabbi’ (EDUCATOR) – the first of whom are our PARENTS. Relationship with the Parents and Teacher RECAP PREVIOUS LESSON All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  • 6. Islam : to submit the entire self (body, tongue, heart and Mind) – Freeing it from desire which needs to always be guided to the Will of Allah. THE WORLD TIME SELF BODY TONGUE MIND DESIRE HEART Obedience to Parents and teachers Beginning of education: [1] Tarbiyya pertains to training of the soul still attached to desires, etc. Teacher/Educator: [1] Parent [2] Teacher Although ultimate is Knowledge, (both theoretical and practical) – initial disciplining, rote learning, memorization, etc. may be crucial. PARENTS TEACHERS KNOWLEDGE Relationship with the Parents and Teacher All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  • 7. Islam : to submit the entire self (body, tongue, heart and Mind) – Freeing it from desire which needs to always be guided to the Will of Allah. THE WORLD TIME SELF BODY TONGUE MIND DESIRE HEART Obedience to Parents and teachers Beginning of education : [1] Tarbiyya pertains to training of the soul still attached to desires, etc. Teacher/Educator : [1] Parent [2] Teacher Although ultimate is Knowledge, (both theoretical and practical) – initial disciplining, rote learning, memorization, etc. may be crucial. KNOWLEDGE Relationship with the Parents and Teacher PARENTS All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) TEACHERS
  • 8. “ Educate (nurture) your children upon three things: [1] To Love your Prophet (s.a.w.), [2] And to love the Family members of his household (Aali Muhammad), [3] and (learn) to recite Al-Qur’an.” ( Hadith narrated by Tabrani ) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  • 9. “ Educate (nurture) your children upon three things: [1] To Love your Prophet (s.a.w.), [2] And to love the Family members of his household (Aali Muhammad), [3] and (learn) to recite Al-Qur’an.” ( Hadith narrated by Tabrani ) SELF KNOWLEDGE TEACHERS THE WORLD PARENTS TIME ALLAH AHLIL-BAYTIHI ASHAABIHI AL-QUR’AN AS-SUNNAH Relationship towards the Prophet s.a.w. his household & companions, and reciting al-Qur’an HISTORY * Seerah Tashri’ Tabaqat Islamic S.E. Asia The World All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) RASULULLAH
  • 10. WHAT ARE THESE AND HOW TO INCULCATE. ? All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) RECAP PREVIOUS LESSON
  • 11. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) RECAP PREVIOUS LESSON
  • 12. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) RECAP PREVIOUS LESSON
  • 13. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) RECAP PREVIOUS LESSON
  • 14. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) RECAP PREVIOUS LESSON
  • 15. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) RECAP PREVIOUS LESSON
  • 16. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) RECAP PREVIOUS LESSON
  • 17. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) TO PROCEED FROM PREVIOUS LESSON ...
  • 18. “ Say [O Prophet]: "If you love Allah, follow me, [and] Allah will love you and forgive you your sins; for Allah is much-forgiving, a dispenser of grace.” ( Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 31 ) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  • 19. “ O YOU who have attained to faith! Remain conscious of Allah, and be among those who are true to their word ( Swodiqeen )!” ( Qur’an: Taubah: 9: 119 ) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
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  • 21. “ With all this, it is not desirable that all of the believers take the field [in time of war]. From within every group in their midst, some shall refrain from going forth to war, and shall devote themselves [instead] to acquiring a deeper knowledge of the Faith ( LIYA TAFAQ-QAHU-FID-DEEN ). and [thus be able to] teach their home-coming brethren, so that these [too] might guard themselves against evil.” ( Qur’an: Taubah: 9: 122 ) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  • 22. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) “ O YOU who have attained to faith! Do not put yourselves forward in the presence of [what] Allah and His Messenger [may have ordained], but remain conscious of Allah: for, verily, Allah is all-hearing, all-knowing!” ( Qur’an: Hujurat: 49: 1 )
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    • This “ Adab ” requires “ TaqwaAllah ” at all times; to be conscious that there are already injunctions, commandments, teachings, opinions, advices, etc. already in al-Islam – which we are here told by Allah s.w.t. “ not to be bold as to precede i.e. by placing ourselves and our opinions before these. ” Our states of mind ( ahwal ) is always self-centred and are in fact attached to our desires. As Prophet Yusuf ibn Ya’kub a.s. lamented:
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    • This “ Adab ” requires “ TaqwaAllah ” at all times; to be conscious that there are already injunctions, commandments, teachings, opinions, advices, etc. already in al-Islam – which we are here told by Allah s.w.t. “ not to be bold as to precede i.e. by placing ourselves and our opinions before these .” Our states of mind ( ahwal ) is always self-centred and are in fact attached to our desires. As Prophet Yusuf ibn Ya’kub a.s. lamented:
    “ And yet, I am not trying to absolve myself: for, verily, man's inner self does incite [him] to evil, and saved are only they upon whom my Sustainer bestows His grace. Behold, my Sustainer is much forgiving, a dispenser of grace!“ ( Qur’an: Yusuf: 12: 53 ) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  • 25. “ Indeed, Allah confers blessing (salutations) upon the Prophet, and His angels salutes [him too and ask Allah to bless him]. O you who have believed, salute him [also] and ask Allah to confer blessing upon him [worthy of his station] and [to grant him] peace.” ( Qur’an: Ahzab: 33: 56 ) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    • Consider again these verses:
  • 26. “ O you who have attained to faith! Enter (surrender, submit) into Islam completely [and perfectly],” ( Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 208 ) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    • Consider again these verses:
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    • Here, the meaning of “ yusallimu tasleema ” and “ udkhulu fee-silmi kaa-fa ” becomes profoundly significant (to me), indicating there are yet a higher requirement for us to attain to.
    • Thus it is obligatory for us to constantly seek Allah’s forgiveness for our neglect. Many do not even realise this aspect of our transgressing Allah’s and His Messenger’s rights daily. Astaghfirullah!
  • 28. “ "O our Sustainer! We have sinned against ourselves -and unless Thou grant us forgiveness and bestow Thy mercy upon us, we shall most certainly be lost!" ( Qur’an: A’raf: 7: 23 ) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    • Here, the meaning of “ yusallimu tasleema ” and “ udkhulu fee-silmi kaa-fa ” becomes profoundly significant (to me), indicating there are yet a higher requirement for us to attain to.
    • Thus it is obligatory for us to constantly seek Allah’s forgiveness for our neglect. Many do not even realise this aspect of our transgressing Allah’s and His Messenger’s rights daily. Astaghfirullah!
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    • We should be humble, and must realise that we are in fact so utterly flawed (and are in fact ‘sinning’, i.e. being unjust to ourselves) for we are inadvertently breaching this ruling in life.
    • How much and how often have we neglected to be vigilant on this matter? Entertaining our bloated ego and self-importance?
    • Perhaps some may plead ‘ignorance’, but surely to yet then continue to remain ignorant, is also a sin, isn’t it? Had it not for Allah’s Mercy and forgiveness we would be utterly ruined.
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  • 31. “ ... and neither does he (Muhammad) speak out of his own desire: that [which he conveys to you] is but [a divine] inspiration with which he is being inspired –something that a very mighty one has imparted to him:” ( Qur’an: Najm: 53: 3-5 ) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  • 32. “ He it is who has sent unto the unlettered people an apostle from among themselves, to convey unto them His messages, and to cause them to grow in purity, and to impart unto them the divine writ as well as wisdom - whereas before that they were indeed, most obviously, lost in error” ( Qur’an: Jumu’ah: 62: 2 ) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  • 33. “ Hence, accept [willingly] whatever the Messenger gives you [thereof], and refrain from [demanding] anything that he withholds from you; and remain conscious of Allah: for, verily, Allah is severe in retribution.” ( Qur’an: Hashr: 59: 7 ) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  • 34. “ And upon thee [too] have We bestowed from on high this reminder, so that thou might make clear ( LI-TUBAI-YIN ) unto mankind all that has ever been thus bestowed upon them, and that they might take thought.” ( Qur’an: Nahlu: 16: 44 ) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  • 35. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  • 36. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) “ And I leave behind me for you all, for clarifying in your affairs (of this religion), whosoever holdfast to them shall never be led astray – (these are) the Book of Allah and the Sunnah (Way or tradition) of His Messenger.” ( From Sermon reported by Ibnu Hisham in his “Seerah” )
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  • 38. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) “ Verily, I am leaving behind me for you all, whosoever clings to them shall never be astray after this till the hereafter :-the Book of Allah - the rope stretched from heaven to the earth; and my ‘ itrah ’ [progeny] from my Household – These two will never be separated from each other until they return upon the Pool (in Paradise). See that you do not differ from (the guidance of) these two after me.” ( Hadith reported by Tirmidzi )
  • 39.
    • We must be very careful in not fabricating any lies, attributing or repeating unverified reports containing lies of what seemed to be Ahadith (perhaps in our ignorance), to our Prophet s.a.w. In one “ mutawatir ” Hadith he warns:
    “ Whosoever (intentionally) fabricates a lie (in my name) against me, let him seek his place (of abode) in the Fire (of Hell).” ( Hadith reported by Bukhary, Muslim, Darimi, Abu Dawud, Ibnu Majah, Tirmidzi, Abu Hanifa, At-Thayalisi, at-Tabarani and al-Hakim ) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
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  • 41.
    • It contains two parts :
    • ( chain of narrators of the report)
    • (the content of the teaching from the Prophet [pbuh])
    ISNAD MA TN All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  • 42.
    • Example of Hadith Imam Bukhary -reported
    • from Musa
    • from Abu ‘Awanah
    • from Abu Hussain
    • from Abu Hurayrah - who heard
    • Prophet Muhammad [pbuh] said :
    ISNAD MA TN All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  • 43.
    • Example of Hadith Imam Bukhary -reported
    • from Musa
    • from Abu ‘Awanah
    • from Abu Hussain
    • from Abu Hurayrah - who heard
    • Prophet Muhammad [pbuh] said :
    • “ Whosoever fabricates falsehood intentionally against me,
    • let him seek his abode in hell-fire.”
    ISNAD MA TN All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  • 44.
    • According to the number of “ Isnad ”
    • MUTAWWATIR
    • a “ Sunnah ” reported
    • by 4 or more chains
    • of narrators ( ISNAD )
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  • 45. Al-Bukhary Musa Abu ‘Awanah Abu Hussain Abu Hurairah Muslim Ali al-Hidir Ali b Mushir Muhammad b Qais Ali b Rabi’ah Al-Mughirah Ad-Darimi Muhammad b Esa Haitsam Abu Zubair Jabir Abu Dawud ‘ Amr b ‘Aun Musaddad Wabrah ‘ Amir Abdullah b Zubair Az-Zubair Ibn Majah Muhamad b Ramh Al-Laits Abnu Shihab Anas At-Tirmidzi Abu Hisham Abu Bakr b Ayyasy ‘ Ashim Zirr Ibnu Mas’ud Ath-Thayalisi Abdur Rahman Abis-Zinad Amr b Sa’ied Uthman Abu Hanifah ‘ Athiyah Abi Sa’ied al-Khudri Ath-Thabrani Abu Ishaq Ibrahim Nubaith b Syarieth Al-Hakim Abul-Fadl b Al-Husain Muhamad b A Wahab Ja’afar b ‘Aun Abu Hayyan Jazid b Hayyan Zaid b Arqam All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) THIS TYPE OF HADITH IS UNIVERSALY ACCEPTED AS MOST AUTHENTIC
  • 46. Al-Bukhary Musa Abu ‘Awanah Abu Hussain Abu Hurairah Muslim Ali al-Hidir Ali b Mushir Muhammad b Qais Ali b Rabi’ah Al-Mughirah Ad-Darimi Muhammad b Esa Haitsam Abu Zubair Jabir Abu Dawud ‘ Amr b ‘Aun Musaddad Wabrah ‘ Amir Abdullah b Zubair Az-Zubair Ibn Majah Muhamad b Ramh Al-Laits Abnu Shihab Anas At-Tirmidzi Abu Hisham Abu Bakr b Ayyasy ‘ Ashim Zirr Ibnu Mas’ud Ath-Thayalisi Abdur Rahman Abis-Zinad Amr b Sa’ied Uthman Abu Hanifah ‘ Athiyah Abi Sa’ied al-Khudri Ath-Thabrani Abu Ishaq Ibrahim Nubaith b Syarieth Al-Hakim Abul-Fadl b Al-Husain Muhamad b A Wahab Ja’afar b ‘Aun Abu Hayyan Jazid b Hayyan Zaid b Arqam All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) THIS TYPE OF HADITH IS UNIVERSALY ACCEPTED AS MOST AUTHENTIC “ Whosoever fabricates falsehood intentionally against me, let him seek his abode in hell-fire.”
  • 47.
    • According to the number of “ Isnad ”
    • MUTAWWATIR
    • a “ Sunnah ” reported
    • by 4 or more chains
    • of narrators ( ISNAD )
    VERY RELIABLE All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  • 48.
    • According to the number of “ Isnad ”
    • MUTAWWATIR AHAD
    • a “ Sunnah ” reported a “ Sunnah ” reported
    • by 4 or more chains by 3 or less chains
    • of narrators ( ISNAD ) of narrators ( ISNAD )
    RELIABILITY DEPENDS ON STRENGTH OF CHAIN VERY RELIABLE All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  • 49. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) THE RATIONALE: “ THE STRENGTH OF A CHAIN IS AT THE WEAKEST LINK” “ Therefore if only one link (narrator) in a report is weak, the whole report is to be regarded as weak.”
  • 50. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) THE RATIONALE: “ AN OBJECT MUST ALSO BE SUPPORTED BY AT LEAST ONE OTHER SEPARATE CHAIN TO BE REGARDED SAVE AND RELIABLE” “ Therefore a report which cannot be independently corroborated is ground for it being regarded as weak or unreliable.”
  • 51. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) THE RATIONALE: “ A CHAIN MUST BE CONTINUOUSLY LINKED TO THE SOURCE OF WHICH IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE CONNECTED” “ Therefore a report which has gaps in the links (of narrators) is a reason for its rejection.”
  • 52.
    • Further categorization of “ AHAD ” hadith on the basis of number of Chains.
    • Mash-hur Aziz Gharib
    • (well-known) (strong) (rare)
    Narrated by way of 3 chains Narrated by way of 2 chains Narrated by way of a single chains All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) BASED ON ISNAD USUALLY THIS CATEGORY IS REJECTED CAN BE CONSIDERED FOR FURTHER CATERGORIZATION CAN BE CONSIDERED FOR FURTHER CATERGORIZATION
  • 53. Al-‘ilm al-Jarh wa al-Ta’dil (The knowledge of invalidating and declaring reliable of Hadith) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  • 54.
    • Checking upon the
    • “ ISNAD ” (chain of narrators)
    • Checking upon the
    • “ MA TN ” (the text)
    • Checking the integrity of
    • the “ RAWI ” (the narrators)
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  • 55.
    • Detailed account of every narrators ( SAHABI , TABI’IN , TABI’-TABI’IN ), compiled and verified.
    • Their strength and weakness subjected to scrutiny
    • Grading them according grades of reliability (‘Adl , Tsiqa , Saduq , Saduq yahim , Maqbul , Layyin )
    • Even those unreliable were identified ( Majhul , Muttaham bil-kadzib , Kadzaab )
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  • 56.
    • Ahadith which are “ MASH-HUR ” or “ AZIZ “
    • Maqbul
    • (Accepted)
    • Shahih Hassan
    • Authentic Good
    All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) Dho’if Maudhu’ Weak Fabrication Mardud ( Rejected )
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    • Due to defects of the narrator.
    • Due to discontinuity in the chain.
    • Due to incidental reasons.
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  • 58.
    • Continuity of the chain
    • Integrity of the transmitter (narrator)
    • Soundness of narrator’s memory
    • Conformity to stronger sources
    • Absence of hidden defects
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    • Not contrary to Qur’an & authentic Ahadith
    • Not illogical, against common law
    • Not out of proportion
    • Not containing too much detail on prophecy
    • Not contrary to the position of the Prophet (pbuh)
    • Personal praise or condemnation of any Companions, tribes or places is suspect.
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  • 61.
    • As- S a h i h - Imam Bukhary
    • Al-Musnad as- S a h i h - Imam Muslim
    • Sunan - Imam Abu Dawud
    • Sunan al-Mujtaba - Imam An-Nasa-’i
    • Sunan - Imam At-Tirmidzi
    • Sunan - Imam Ibnu Majah
    All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) THESE WERE COMPILED AFTER IMAM ASH-SHAFI’IE PERIOD
  • 62.
    • AL-MUWATHA’ - Imam Malik ibn Anas
    • AL-MUSNAD - Imam Abu Hanifa
    • AL-MUSNAD - Imam As-Shafi’-ie
    • AL-MUSNAD - Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal
    • AL-MUSNAD - Imam At-Tabraniy
    • AL-MUSNAD - Imam Al-Hakim
    • AS-SUNAN - Imam Baihaqy
    • AS-SUNAN - Imam Ad-Darimy …. Etc.
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  • 65. “ Those who shall follow the [last] Messenger, the unlettered Prophet whom they shall find described in the Torah that is with them, and [later on] in the Gospel: [the Prophet] who will enjoin upon them the doing of what is right and forbid them the doing of what is wrong, and make lawful to them the good things of life and forbid them the bad things, and lift from them their burdens and the shackles that were upon them [aforetime]. Those, therefore, who shall believe in him, and honour him, and succour him, and follow the light that has been bestowed from on high through him-it is they that shall attain to a happy state.“ ( Qur’an: A’-raf: 7: 157 ) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  • 66.
    • What is our aim in life?
    • If we say we love the Prophet s.a.w. wouldn’t we regard his cause to be most the cherished and dearest to us. The Shahabah (companions of the Prophet s.a.w.) often would respond to the Prophet s.a.w. with a phrase “ May my parents (i.e. I would rather that they) be sacrificed in your place, O Messenger of Allah !”
    • Many of us may have forgotten our primary purpose in life. Frankly, when we pose the question: “ what is your ambition, your primary goal; the motivation; your most important ‘calling’ in life?”, what would be the response?
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  • 67.
    • Our life’s goal; our systems of value; likes and dislikes; our potentials and gifts, be they physical, material, intellectual, political and spiritual etc. are they orientated and being channelled towards living up to our claim of being the helpers of Allah and His Messenger s.a.w.?
    • Allah teaches and commands us:
    All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  • 68.
    • Our life’s goal; our systems of value; likes and dislikes; our potentials and gifts, be they physical, material, intellectual, political and spiritual etc. are they orientated and being channelled towards living up to our claim of being the helpers of Allah and His Messenger s.a.w.?
    • Allah teaches and commands us:
    “ O YOU who have attained to faith! Be helpers [in the cause of Allah - even as Jesus, the son of Mary, said unto the white-garbed ones, "Who will be my helpers in Allah's cause?" - whereupon the white-garbed [disciples] replied, "We shall be [thy] helpers [in the cause] of Allah!" ( Qur’an: Saff: 61: 14 ) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  • 69.
    • THE GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF TRUE SUCCESSFUL MUSLIMS
    • “ enjoin the doing of what is right and forbid the doing of what is wrong”;
    • “ make lawful the good things of life and forbid them the bad things”;
    • “ lift burdens and the shackles that were upon them [aforetime]”;
    • “ who believe in him, and honour him, and succour (help) him, and follow the light that has been bestowed from on high through him.”
    All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) WaAllaahu a’-lam
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  • 72. "Our Lord, do not impose blame upon us if we have forgotten or erred. Our Lord, and lay not upon us a burden like that which You laid upon those before us. Our Lord, and burden us not with that which we have no ability to bear. And pardon us; and forgive us; and have mercy upon us. You are our protector, so give us victory over the disbelieving people." All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
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  • 74. “ O Allah, make my speech be guidance, inspire me with reverential fear, give me success in that which is most pure, and employ me in what is most pleasing to Thee! O Allah, let me tread the most exemplary path and make me live and die in Thy creed! O Allah, bless Muhammad and his Household, give me to enjoy moderation, make me into one of the people of right behaviour, the proofs of right conduct, and the servants of righteousness," All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  • 75. O Allah! Make faith ( iiman ) dear to us and beautify it in our hearts and make disbelief ( Kufr ), sinning ( Fusuq ) and rebelliousness ( `isyan ) hateful to us, and make us among the rightly guided ( Raa-shi-duun ). All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  • 76. O Allah! Allow us to die as Muslims, live as Muslims and join us with the ranks of the righteous ones, without tasting humiliation or turmoil. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  • 77. ‘ And (may All a h send) salutations and prayers upon Mu h ammad and upon the household and companions of Mu h ammad (the pure ones of his family and all the loyal followers). All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  • 78. “ Glory to thy Lord the Lord, of Honour and Power! (He is free) from what they ascribe (to Him)! And Peace on the Messengers! And praise to Allah, the Lord and Cherisher of the Worlds.” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
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