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  • 1. ““INTRODUCTION TO STUDY OFINTRODUCTION TO STUDY OF‘ILMUL- AKHLAQ / TASAWWUF‘ILMUL- AKHLAQ / TASAWWUF ””Intermediate Level Islamic course in English for AdultsIntermediate Level Islamic course in English for Adultsconducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismailconducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail18 weekly class starting:18 weekly class starting: 21 AUGUST 201321 AUGUST 2013Every Wednesday night @ 8pm – 10pmEvery Wednesday night @ 8pm – 10pmWisma Indah, 450 Changi Road,Wisma Indah, 450 Changi Road,#02-00 next to Masjid Kassim#02-00 next to Masjid KassimANNOUNCINGSTART OF A NEWCOURSE [Aug2013]Pre-requisite: Preferably meantfor students who havecompleted the essential weeklyFardhu ‘Ain – “Beginners’Course on Islam” by UstazZhulkeflee Hj IsmailUsing text & curriculum he has developed especially forUsing text & curriculum he has developed especially forMuslim converts and young Adult English-speaking MuslimsMuslim converts and young Adult English-speaking Muslims..““To seek knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim (male & female)”To seek knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim (male & female)”BRIEF EXPLANATION REGARDING THIS COURSE ...All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))Register via - http://goo.gl/cs6nIFor further queries, contactFor further queries, contactEE-mail:-mail: ad.fardhayn.sg@gmail.comad.fardhayn.sg@gmail.comoror +65 81234669 / +65 96838279+65 81234669 / +65 96838279
  • 2. About this course-moduleAbout this course-module• After the “Beginners’ course on Islam” ,which concisely and adequately preparesa Muslim/Muslimah towards his/herbasic Islamic education upon theparadigm of “IIMAN-’AMAL-IHSAN”,after which they would be introduced toan “intermediate” level of learning in:AQA-ID/TAUHEED, FIQH and AKHLAQ/TASAWWUF.IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST MERCIFUL.MOST MERCIFUL.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  • 3. About this course-moduleAbout this course-module• By “intermediate” we do mean – furtherelucidations of the same basic topics, butmore towards inculcation of deeperappreciation, understanding, convictionand commitment in the aspects of:• AQEEDAH / TAUHEED• FIQHIYYAH• AKHLAQ / TASAWWUFAll Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  • 4. About this course-moduleAbout this course-module• Each of these would be approachedsystematically, with adequateintroduction; explanation of importantterminologies; its history anddevelopment; the raison dêtre of itsstudy; appropriate explanation ofcurrent controversies or confusion (ifany) on the subject; equipping studentswith the basis so as to remove anydoubts or conjectures.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  • 5. About this course-moduleAbout this course-module• Notwithstanding, the essential spirit inlearning at this “intermediate” level isthe inculcation of “ADAB” as faithfullypractised in traditional learning circlesand Madrasah.• One current Muslims’ approach tolearning which we have highlightedand criticised thus hoping to avoid is :“Their learning Islam as a subject.”• We believe it should be subjectingoneself to Islam, insha-Allah.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  • 6. About this course-moduleAbout this course-module• Previous to this, we have alreadyconducted (at intermediate level) thefollowing modules – each 16 sessions(slideshare notes available to students):[1] Introduction to study of Tau[1] Introduction to study of Tauhheed .eed .[2] Introduction on the approach to the[2] Introduction on the approach to thestudy of FIQH .study of FIQH .All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  • 7. About this course-moduleAbout this course-module[3] Introduction on the approach to the[3] Introduction on the approach to thestudy of ‘ILMUL-AKHLAQ / TASAWWUFstudy of ‘ILMUL-AKHLAQ / TASAWWUF ..• Thus the third module (Intermediate level)following the earlier 2 modules – also 16-18sessions - shall be this:All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  • 8. About this course-moduleAbout this course-module• As in all our approach in Education -we seek to provide adequate andsatisfactory exposure regarding Islamand their nurturing as adults, mostly tonew Muslims (converts/reverts), and inthe English language, who may havebeen from other faith/system, etc. –All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  • 9. About this course-moduleAbout this course-module• As in all our approach in Education - weseek to provide adequate andsatisfactory exposure regarding Islamand their nurturing as adults, mostly tonew Muslims (converts/reverts), and inthe English language, who may havebeen from other faith/system, etc. –Therefore, our curriculum may not necessarilybe similar to what (born)Muslims here havebeen exposed to in the Malay language.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  • 10. About this course-moduleAbout this course-module• Yet, in as much it can benefit newMuslim, we have long realized thatthis curriculum in fact is what everyyoung English speaking Muslimshere need. Especially to preparethem for future work in Da’wahand in their assisting the educationof our next generation.‫عملم‬ْ‫ل‬ ‫ْعأ أ‬‫ا‬‫و‬WaAllaahu A’-lam(And Allah knows best)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  • 11. About this course-moduleAbout this course-module• Yet, in as much it can benefit newMuslim, we have long realized thatthis curriculum in fact is what everyyoung English speaking Muslimshere need. Especially to preparethem for future work in Da’wahand in their assisting the educationof our next generation.May Allah SWT grant us TAUFIQ and HIDAAYAH.And may He accepts us and be pleased with allour endeavour.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))COMMENTS & TESTIMONIALS .......
  • 12. COMMENTS AND TESTIMONIALSCOMMENTS AND TESTIMONIALSExtracted from some comments,reflections and feedback ofparticipant who attendedprevious run of this moduleCOMMENTS & TESTIMONIALS .......All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  • 13. Testimonials & feedback by previousTestimonials & feedback by previousparticipantsparticipants“I must admit my own fallacy in thinking at thebeginning of the course that perhaps, Ustaz was going toteach us something spectacularly new to improve ourAkhlaq… Oh how silly of me.Ustaz taught us something spectacularly fundamental;fundamentally important, vital and cardinal that is.It was a reiteration of Fardhu ‘Ain; one that grounds usback to Tauheed. And above and beyond the mere‘rituals’/actions of worship that people can see (theouter layers of practices), it is the inner state thatgoverns our level of Akhlaq – and that’s what Allahsees…. My greatest takeaway from this particular lessonis that: it ALWAYS goes Back to Basics; our Fardhu ‘Ain.”All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  • 14. Testimonials & feedback by previousTestimonials & feedback by previousparticipantsparticipants“Just as Allah (High and Exalted is He) sees our outwardactions, He also sees the inward actions of our heart. Wethus have to be vigilant against the bad traits of theheart (such as pride, arrogance, ostentation, thinkinglowly of others, conceit, loving the world, envy andmany others). Shukran Ustaz, for such a valuableknowledge.”“I learnt that to have knowledge without noble Akhlaq isdangerous. We cannot be ‘intelligent yet immoral’;cannot be ‘learned yet evil’.”All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  • 15. Testimonials & feedback by previousTestimonials & feedback by previousparticipantsparticipants“Ustaz Zhulkeflee constantly remind us of Q: 62:2 - theapproach, method and sequence adopted by RasululLahSAW in his teachings – conveyed the message towardstazkiyatun nafs (purification or cleansing of the self)before teaching the Quran (al-Kitab) and Sunnah (al-Hikmah)....Why this sequence? I recall Ustaz Zhulkeflee mentionedin one of his classes about the ‘container’ (nafs or self)need to be cleansed before any beneficial knowledgecould enter it. Points me back to being grateful and toobey Allah SWT and follow the teachings of RasululLahSAW in emulating his noble akhlaq. Wallahua’lambissawab…”All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  • 16. Testimonials & feedback by previousTestimonials & feedback by previousparticipantsparticipants“Ustaz’s lesson on building (upon) our submission on the5 rukun Islam inspired me to share the meaning ofstatements in swolah with my mum and 10-year-oldsister when I went back home recently. Besides goingthrough the translations, we also reflected on thelessons from swolah and gave specific examples that mysister can relate to. My mum was amazed at thebeautiful meanings of the recitations that she has donedaily but has never understood their meanings. It iseasier to ask my sister to do her prayers now that sheknows they are means of communicating directly withAllah. They felt really touched when I shared that Allahwill give responses to each verse of al-Fatihah that werecite.Wallahu’alam.” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  • 17. Testimonials & feedback by previousTestimonials & feedback by previousparticipantsparticipants“I learnt that our Akhlaq (disposition) needs to benurtured such that it becomes second nature so that ourpractice of Islam reaches the level of Ihsan. Learning thedifference between ‘freedom’ and ‘ikhtiyar’ helps meunderstand that Allah’s will applies to all and bychoosing to submit to Allah, we have done justice toourselves.”“…I learnt about the self (nafs) and fitrah (primordialnature) of man created in the best conformation. Theeffort to submit to Allah’s will, requires knowledge andunderstanding of our powers, its strengths/pitfalls,striving to achieve moderation. Hence, man requiresguidance to the Straight Path. And the best guidance isdefinitely from the Creator – He sent the message andthe role model for us to learn from; i.e. our MessengerSAW.”All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  • 18. Testimonials & feedback by previousTestimonials & feedback by previousparticipantsparticipants“This lesson helps me to affirm that Allah isindeed the All-Knowing and is well acquaintedwith all the affairs of the heart.The various verses covered in the lesson broughtto my attention that many diseases of the heart isclearly stated in the Quran.For example, He is aware of people using religionfor worldly gains, people who only submittedoutwardly, people who thinks that Islam owethem a favour and people who still entertaindoubt.... Subhaanallah!”All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  • 19. Testimonials & feedback by previousTestimonials & feedback by previousparticipantsparticipants“Thank you Ustaz for delivering another beautifullesson. From what was taught, it also shows thatIslam is relevant regardless of what year,generation we are living in. There were nocomputers and internet during Prophets timebut Ustaz shows how Islam is relevant in the ITarena. Ustaz taught us how to behave whenusing the media (FB, script writing, journalistsand etc). We should be a responsible Muslim...We should protect the dignity and honour of ourMuslim brothers and sisters, even if we know theflaws in them. And I feel this applies to our non-Muslims friends too.”All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  • 20. Testimonials & feedback by previousTestimonials & feedback by previousparticipantsparticipants“As Ustaz shared the various stations we have to gothrough in order to attain Taqwa (each requiringistiqomah in that state) – from a Muslim(Islam/Submission) > Mu’meen (Iiman/Faith) >Muhsin (Ihsan/Excellence) > Mukhlisween(Ikhlas/Sincerity) > Muttaqeen (Taqwa/Piety) – theparable of the Shajara Tayyiba (the goodly tree)came to mind as it beautifully illustrates the longdrawn process with strive and struggles (literal orotherwise) to attain piety, subhaana-Allah!”All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  • 21. Testimonials & feedback by previousTestimonials & feedback by previousparticipantsparticipants“Akhlaq, on the other hand, are non-contrivedpraiseworthy actions not proceeding fromparticular motives. Their outer form is inharmony with their inner truth; they are actionsdevoid of pretension. Ustaz mentioned whenthe outer form is in harmony with the innertruth, such actions will become second natureto you.”“My wife and I felt that carrying out a good actwith intentions for Allah alone is insufficient tohave a high level of Akhlaq. Only when theheart, mind and body automatically knows thatevery action is for Allah, then we will have suchlevels of Akhlaq.”All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  • 22. Testimonials & feedback by previousTestimonials & feedback by previousparticipantsparticipants“We also learnt about the dangers of Satan’swhispers: We need to understand ourselves sowe don’t fall into his tricks. I was very thankful forthe clarification made: Iblis can only *deceive* usand trick us but Iblis has no power over us.”“As I reflect on Ustaz’s constant reminder that weare to subject ourselves to Islam and not learnIslam as a subject, and his wisdom in teaching uswhat we need versus what we want (youths likeus have a lot of ‘wants’), it dawn on me that Islamis indeed beautiful and simple, complete with allthe established guidelines (it is our level ofknowledge that is malformed or lacking).”All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  • 23. Testimonials & feedback by previousTestimonials & feedback by previousparticipantsparticipants“Ustaz, via QS Hujurat, has beautifully outlined tome how the rightly guided conduct themselves (areference point for me to emulate), subhaan-Allah!... Indeed, our entire life is a test, subhaan-Allah! "Blessed is the one who is busy addressingone’s own shortcomings/faults rather than getinvolved with the shortcomings of others"… Inthat I’m to look inwardly and introspect on myown failing, seek Allah’s forgiveness for thefailings/shortcomings, and perpetually seek Hisguidance by turning to the Quran and Sunnah aswell as seeking a Murshid as I strive to live up tothe 5 essential principles in life.”All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012))
  • 24. Testimonials & feedback by previousTestimonials & feedback by previousparticipantsparticipantsThis course evinced the aspiration, promiseand vision of Islam. It increased my convictionof Islam being an "inexplicably coherentstructure of moral teaching and practical life-program", in which "all its parts areharmoniously conceived to complement andsupport each other", resulting in "an absolutebalance and solid composure” (MuhammadAsad 1934).This increase in conviction is due to thedeepening of understanding of the variousaspects of the Deen. The course lays down thebeautiful framework of Islam in details:covenant - implications - revelation –self-knowledge - jihad.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))