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  1. 1. “ Towards becoming Muslims - and its challenges.” - preliminary reflections Part 2: Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail @ Masjid Sultan Annex, Singapore 1st Rabi’u thani 1430AH 28 th March 2009 ©2009ZhulkefleeHjIsmail
  2. 2. BRIEF RECAP OF THE TOPIC COVERED IN PREVIOUS DISCUSSION
  3. 3. Why this topic? <ul><li>يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ ٱتَّقُواْ ٱللَّهَ حَقَّ تُقَاتِهِۦ وَلَا تَمُوتُنَّ إِلَّا وَأَنتُم مُّسۡلِمُونَ </li></ul><ul><li>“ O you who have attained to faith! Be conscious of Allah (TAQWA) with a true consciousness, and do not allow death to overtake you unless you are (in state of submission to Allah) in Islam.” </li></ul><ul><li>( Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 102) </li></ul>©2009ZhulkefleeHjIsmail
  4. 4. My reflections: <ul><li>Muslims are warned against being disunited. BEWARE : Beginning of disunity when key Islamic terms are purposely slanted, distorted, alien standards imposed, innovated into Islamic discourse … </li></ul><ul><li>IMPERATIVE QUESTION </li></ul><ul><li>There is a single common bond- the rope from Allah. “What is this rope?” </li></ul><ul><li>Imperative for Muslims to re-visit: “... how do we learn our Islam”? </li></ul><ul><li>“ Whom do we seek to learn Islam from?” </li></ul>©2009ZhulkefleeHjIsmail
  5. 5. THINK ! SERIOUSLY AND IN ALL HONESTY ... <ul><li>Do we study Islam as a subject? Or do we subject ourselves to Islam? </li></ul><ul><li>Do we simply teach Islamic subjects? Or do we strive to nurture Islamic values to our students? What value? </li></ul><ul><li>AS MUSLIMS ... </li></ul><ul><li>AS FOR THOSE WHO ASSUME ROLE AS ‘TEACHERS’ ON ISLAM ..... </li></ul>©2009ZhulkefleeHjIsmail
  6. 6. So far, our discussion was regarding: PERSONAL/INDIVIDUAL CHALLENGE IN TRAVERSING PATH FROM BEING A MUSLIM مُسْلِم TOWARDS BEING ULTIMATELY A MUT-TAQEE – مُتَّقِى ©2009ZhulkefleeHjIsmail
  7. 7. TO CONTINUE ©2009ZhulkefleeHjIsmail
  8. 8. <ul><li>Challenge: From being Muslim to being Mu’meen…. </li></ul><ul><li>    أَحَسِبَ ٱلنَّاسُ أَن يُتۡرَكُوٓاْ أَن يَقُولُوٓاْ ءَامَنَّا وَهُمۡ لَا يُفۡتَنُونَ وَلَقَدۡ فَتَنَّا ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبۡلِهِمۡ‌ۖ فَلَيَعۡلَمَنَّ ٱللَّهُ ٱلَّذِينَ صَدَقُواْ وَلَيَعۡلَمَنَّ ٱلۡكَـٰذِبِينَ    </li></ul><ul><li>( Qur’an: Al- Ankabut : 29:2-6) </li></ul>©2009ZhulkefleeHjIsmail
  9. 9. <ul><li>Challenge: From being Muslim to being Mu’meen…. </li></ul><ul><li>  “ Do men think that they will be left alone on saying &quot;We believe&quot; and that they will not be tested? </li></ul><ul><li>We did test those before them, and Allah will certainly know those who are true from those who are false.” </li></ul><ul><li>( Qur’an: Al- Ankabut : 29:2-6) </li></ul>©2009ZhulkefleeHjIsmail
  10. 10. Remember ……………. <ul><li>  قَالَتِ ٱلۡأَعۡرَابُ ءَامَنَّا‌ۖ قُل لَّمۡ تُؤۡمِنُواْ وَلَـٰكِن قُولُوٓاْ أَسۡلَمۡنَا وَلَمَّا يَدۡخُلِ ٱلۡإِيمَـٰنُ فِى قُلُوبِكُمۡ‌ۖ وَإِن تُطِيعُواْ ٱللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ ۥ لَا يَلِتۡكُم مِّنۡ أَعۡمَـٰلِكُمۡ شَيۡـًٔا‌ۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ غَفُورٌ۬ رَّحِيمٌ إِنَّمَا ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنُونَ ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ بِٱللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِۦ ثُمَّ لَمۡ يَرۡتَابُواْ وَجَـٰهَدُواْ بِأَمۡوَٲلِهِمۡ وَأَنفُسِهِمۡ فِى سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ‌ۚ أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ هُمُ ٱلصَّـٰدِقُونَ  </li></ul><ul><li>( Qur’an: Al- Hujurat: 49: 14-15 ) </li></ul>©2009ZhulkefleeHjIsmail
  11. 11. Remember ……………. <ul><li>  The desert Arabs, say &quot;We believe.&quot; Say &quot;Ye have no faith; but ye (only) say `We have submitted our wills to Allah.' for not yet has Faith entered your hearts. But if ye obey Allah and His Messenger, He will not belittle aught oft your deeds: for Allah is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful.” </li></ul><ul><li>Only those are Believers who have believed in Allah and His Messenger and have never since doubted but have striven with their belongings and their persons in the Cause of Allah: Such are the true (sincere) ones.     </li></ul><ul><li>( Qur’an: Al- Hujurat: 49: 14-15 ) </li></ul>©2009ZhulkefleeHjIsmail
  12. 12. SO, NOT EVERY MUSLIM IS A MU’MEEN .... WHAT MORE, TO BEING A MUH-SEEN , MUKHLIS ... MUT-TAQEE . THUS “ HOW HAVE WE LEARNT ISLAM ”? “ WHAT HAS BEEN OUR EDUCATION”? “ HAVE WE LEARNED HOW TO LEARN”? ©2009ZhulkefleeHjIsmail
  13. 13. My reflections: <ul><li>إِنَّ هَذَالْعِلْم دِيْن ِ فَانْظُرُوا عَمَّنْ تَأْ خُذُوْنَ دِينُكُم </li></ul><ul><li>Imam Muhammad ibnu Sirin r.a. said: </li></ul><ul><li>” Verily this is knowledge (contains the rules) of the DEEN (Religion), so look thoroughly into the person from whom you acquire (the knowledge of) your DEEN Religion.” </li></ul><ul><li>NOTE : The difference between ma’lumat ( مَعْلُومَة ) and ‘ilm ( ع ِلْمٌ ) </li></ul>©2009ZhulkefleeHjIsmail
  14. 14. <ul><li>مَثَلُ ٱلَّذِينَ حُمِّلُواْ ٱلتَّوۡرَٮٰةَ ثُمَّ لَمۡ يَحۡمِلُوهَا كَمَثَلِ ٱلۡحِمَارِ يَحۡمِلُ أَسۡفَارَۢا‌ۚ بِئۡسَ مَثَلُ ٱلۡقَوۡمِ ٱلَّذِينَ كَذَّبُواْ بِـَٔايَـٰتِ ٱللَّهِ‌ۚ وَٱللَّهُ لَا يَہۡدِى ٱلۡقَوۡمَ ٱلظَّـٰلِمِينَ   </li></ul><ul><li>” The likeness of those who are entrusted with the Law of Moses, yet apply it not, is as the likeness of the ass (donkey) carrying books. Wretched is the likeness of folk who deny the revelations of Allah. And Allah guides not wrongdoing folk.” (Qur’an: Surah Jum’ah: 62: 5) </li></ul><ul><li>NOTE : The difference between ma’lumat ( مَعْلُومَة ) and ‘ilm ( عِلْمٌ ) </li></ul>©2009ZhulkefleeHjIsmail
  15. 15. What is ‘ilm ( عِلْمٌ ) ‘knowledge’? <ul><li>Amongst the definitions: </li></ul><ul><li>“ ... Knowledge is the arrival ( husul ) of the meaning ( ma’na ) of a thing or object of knowledge in the soul of the subject; and simultaneously,..... Knowledge is the soul’s arrival ( wusul ) at the meaning of that thing or the object of knowledge.” </li></ul><ul><li>By “ meaning ” ( ma’na ) is: “the recognition of the proper place of anything in a system ...” </li></ul>©2009ZhulkefleeHjIsmail
  16. 16. What is ‘ilm ( عِلْمٌ ) ‘knowledge’? <ul><li>Thus, perspective of Education in Islam can be defined: </li></ul><ul><li>“ ... Recognition and acknowledgement, progressively instilled into man, of the proper places of things in the order of creation, such that it leads to the recognition and acknowledgement of the proper place of God in the order of being and existence.” </li></ul><ul><li>------------------------------------------------------------------------------ </li></ul><ul><li>Quoted from: “The Educational Philosophy and Practice of Syed Muhammad Naquib Al-Attas” by Wan Mohd Nor Wan Daud (ISTAC publication). </li></ul><ul><li>--------------------------------------------------------------------------- </li></ul>©2009ZhulkefleeHjIsmail
  17. 17. Reflect: <ul><li>يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ لَا تُقَدِّمُواْ بَيۡنَ يَدَىِ ٱللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِۦ‌ۖ وَٱتَّقُواْ ٱللَّهَ‌ۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ سَمِيعٌ عَلِيمٌ۬   </li></ul><ul><li>( Qur’an: al-Hujurat: 49: 1 ) </li></ul>©2009ZhulkefleeHjIsmail
  18. 18. Reflect: <ul><li>“ O ye who believe! put not yourselves forward before Allah and His Messenger: but be conscious of Allah: for Allah is He who hears and knows all things.” </li></ul><ul><li>( Qur’an: al-Hujurat: 49: 1 ) </li></ul>©2009ZhulkefleeHjIsmail
  19. 19. ISLAM IS NOT A MECHANICAL CONSTRUCT! يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ ٱسۡتَجِيبُواْ لِلَّهِ وَلِلرَّسُولِ إِذَا دَعَاكُمۡ لِمَا يُحۡيِيڪُمۡ‌ۖ    ( Qur’an: Anfal: 8: 24 ) ©2009ZhulkefleeHjIsmail
  20. 20. ISLAM IS NOT A MECHANICAL CONSTRUCT! O ye who believe! Give your response to Allah and His Messenger, when He calleth you to that which will give you life;  ( Qur’an: Anfal: 8: 24 ) ©2009ZhulkefleeHjIsmail
  21. 21. REVISITING OUR BASIC UNDERSTANDING OF ISLAM What is “Islam” ? What or who are “Muslims” ? ©2009ZhulkefleeHjIsmail
  22. 22. OUR BASIC DEVELOPMENT <ul><li>ISLAM = MUSLIM </li></ul><ul><li>IMAN = MU’MEEN </li></ul><ul><li>IHSAN = MUHSEEN </li></ul>FROM HADITH OF JIBRA’IL A.S. ©2009ZhulkefleeHjIsmail
  23. 23. ISLAM IS NOT A MECHANICAL CONSTRUCT!   أَلَمۡ تَرَ كَيۡفَ ضَرَبَ ٱللَّهُ مَثَلاً۬ كَلِمَةً۬ طَيِّبَةً۬ كَشَجَرَةٍ۬ طَيِّبَةٍ أَصۡلُهَا ثَابِتٌ۬ وَفَرۡعُهَا فِى ٱلسَّمَآءِ  تُؤۡتِىٓ أُڪُلَهَا كُلَّ حِينِۭ بِإِذۡنِ رَبِّهَا‌ۗ وَيَضۡرِبُ ٱللَّهُ ٱلۡأَمۡثَالَ لِلنَّاسِ لَعَلَّهُمۡ يَتَذَڪَّرُونَ       ( Qur’an: Ibrahim: 14: 24-25 ) ©2009ZhulkefleeHjIsmail
  24. 24. ISLAM IS NOT A MECHANICAL CONSTRUCT!  ” Seest thou not how Allah sets forth a parable?― a goodly Word like a goodly tree, whose root is firmly fixed, and its branches (reach) to the heavens― It brings forth its fruit at all times, by the leave of its Lord. So Allah sets forth parables for men, in order that they may receive admonition ;  ( Qur’an: Ibrahim: 14: 24-25 ) ©2009ZhulkefleeHjIsmail
  25. 25. COMPONENTS OF A TREE Roots Sprout Trunk Leaves Layers of Bark Grow towards sunlight & Power to break rocks Fruits ©2009ZhulkefleeHjIsmail seed
  26. 26. <ul><li>SO THE CHALLENGE IS ……… </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT KIND OF A TREE HAVE WE BECOME? </li></ul><ul><li>HOW DEEP IS THE ROOTS? </li></ul><ul><li>THE TRUNK? </li></ul><ul><li>THE LEAVES? </li></ul><ul><li>THE BARK? </li></ul><ul><li>HOW’S YOUR GROWTH? </li></ul><ul><li>DOES IT BEAR ANY FRUITS? </li></ul>©2009ZhulkefleeHjIsmail
  27. 27. Our du’a رَبَّنَا لَا تُزِغۡ قُلُوبَنَا بَعۡدَ إِذۡ هَدَيۡتَنَا وَهَبۡ لَنَا مِن لَّدُنكَ رَحۡمَةً‌ۚ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ ٱلۡوَهَّابُ ( Qur’an : Aali ‘Imran : 3 : 8 ) ©2009ZhulkefleeHjIsmail
  28. 28. Our du’a “ Our Lord ! Let not our hearts swerve from the truth after You have guided us; and bestow upon us the gift of Thy Grace (Mercy): verily, You are the (true) giver of Gifts (bestowals).” ( Qur’an : Aali ‘Imran : 3 : 8 ) ©2009ZhulkefleeHjIsmail
  29. 29. Our du’a رَبَّنَا هَبۡ لَنَا مِنۡ أَزۡوَٲجِنَا وَذُرِّيَّـٰتِنَا قُرَّةَ أَعۡيُنٍ۬ وَٱجۡعَلۡنَا لِلۡمُتَّقِينَ إِمَامًا ( Qur’an : al-Furqan: 25: 74 ) ©2009ZhulkefleeHjIsmail
  30. 30. Our du’a “ Our Lord ! Grant that our spouses and our offspring be a joy to our eyes, and cause us to be foremost amongst those who are conscious of Thee! (as ‘al- mut-taqqin’).” ( Qur’an : al-Furqan: 25: 74 ) ©2009ZhulkefleeHjIsmail
  31. 31. Our du’a رَبَّنَا لَا تُؤَاخِذۡنَآ إِن نَّسِينَآ أَوۡ أَخۡطَأۡنَا‌ۚ رَبَّنَا وَلَا تَحۡمِلۡ عَلَيۡنَآ إِصۡرً۬ا كَمَا حَمَلۡتَهُ ۥ عَلَى ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبۡلِنَا‌ۚ رَبَّنَا وَلَا تُحَمِّلۡنَا مَا لَا طَاقَةَ لَنَا بِهِۦ‌ۖ وَٱعۡفُ عَنَّا وَٱغۡفِرۡ لَنَا وَٱرۡحَمۡنَآ‌ۚ أَنتَ مَوۡلَٮٰنَا فَٱنصُرۡنَا عَلَى ٱلۡقَوۡمِ ٱلۡڪَـٰفِرِينَ ( Qur’an : al-Baqarah : 286 ) ©2009ZhulkefleeHjIsmail
  32. 32. Our du’a “ Our Lord ! Condemn us not if we forget or fall into error; Our Lord ! Lay not on us a burden like that which You did lay on those before us : Our Lord ! Lay not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear. Blot out our sins, And grant us forgiveness, Have Mercy on us. You are our protector : Help us against the unbelievers.” ( Qur’an : al-Baqarah : 286 ) ©2009ZhulkefleeHjIsmail
  33. 33. <ul><li>وَاللّهُ أَعْلَم </li></ul><ul><li>سُبْحَا نَكَ لا عِلْمَ لَنَا إِلا ماعَلمْتَنَا إنَّكَ أَنْتَ الْعَليِمُ الْحَكِيْم </li></ul><ul><li>وَالَّصَلا ةُ وَالسَّلامُ على سَيْدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَى ألهِ وَأصحْابِهِ وسُلِيم </li></ul><ul><li>وَأخِرُ دَعْوَنَا والْحَمْدُ لِلَه رَبِ الْعَالَمِين </li></ul>CONCLUSION Q & A ©2009ZhulkefleeHjIsmail
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