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  • BY: USTAZ ZHULKEFLEE HJ ISMAIL 6 SEPTEMBER 2009 16 RAMADHAN 1430 (HIJRIYAH) @ GALAXY, GEYLANG TADZKIRAH RAMADHAAN IN-HOUSE TALK FOR THE “MABUHAY CLUB” DARUL ARQAM SINGAPORE AllRightsReserved©Zhulkeflee2009 SURAH AL-HUJURAT: 49 : 1-8
  • "THE BEST AMONGST YOU IS ONE WHO LEARNS THE QUR'AN AND WHO TEACHES IT"- (HADITH FROM OUR PROPHET S.A.W .) AllRightsReserved©Zhulkeflee2009
    • “ Ramadan is the (month) in which was sent down the Qur'an …”  
    SURAH AL-BAQARAH: 2 : 185 AllRightsReserved©Zhulkeflee2009 AND ALLAH SAYS:
    • “ (Al- Qur'an) as a guide to mankind also clear (Signs) for guidance and judgment (between right and wrong)…”  
    SURAH AL-BAQARAH: 2 : 185 AllRightsReserved©Zhulkeflee2009 AND ALLAH SAYS:
  • رَبَّنَا أنْفَعْنَا بِمَا عَلَّمْتَنَا رَبِّ عَلِّمْنَا الَّذِي يَنْفَعُنَا Our Lord! Make us to benefit from what You have taught us. O Lord! Teach us whatever that is beneficial for us AllRightsReserved©Zhulkeflee2009
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    • “ O ye who believe! put not yourselves forward before Allah and His Messenger: but fear Allah: for Allah is He who hears and knows all things.”  
    • (Qur’an: Surah Hujurat: 49:1)
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    • Islamic education stress much upon ' Adab ' (knowledge of the order of things and putting everything, or dealing with things according to its proper place in their hierarchy of existence).
    • Thus when we approach the Qur'an, remember it is not an ordinary Book - but direct revelations from Allah s.w.t. Who is:
    • (Allah) Most Gracious!  It is He Who has taught the Qur'an.  He has created man:  He has taught him speech (and Intelligence)
    • ( Q: 55: Surah Ar-Rahmaan:1-4 )
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    • His Words perfected and expounded, containing profound Wisdom: more so when He addresses us specifically by " O You who Believe !“
    • We must respond : " LabbaykAllah !" (Here I am O Allah! - am ready to heed & obey)
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    • Allah warns us:
    • " do not put yourselves forward before Allah and His Messenger"
    • The state of consciousness that we are in, ascertains our attitude and behaviour.
    • Do we think that this warning, a commandment, does not concern us today?
    • Are we not the ones directly reading this message?
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    • Thus the important teaching towards attainment of Taqwa :
    • “ but fear Allah ( taqwa ): for Allah is He who hears and knows all things.“
    • Taqwa - ( piety; consciousness of Allah, with awe and reverential fear ) is a key state ( maqam ) or spiritual condition ( haal ) which we have to inculcate in ourselves.
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    • Our minds are usually directed to other than Allah; distracted towards this world or too obsessed with our self-centred desires. All the teachings of Islam: iiman, 'amal & ihsan - is towards consistent awareness of Allah.
    • To develop this, one must engage much in true remembrance of Allah. Bear in mind the (6) six qualities necessary for Taqwa (consciousness of Allah) through having:
    • Awareness; understanding; reverence; awe; hope & shame
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    • How often we have forgotten that as Muslims, a higher law rules over us for every occasion? Think of the many occasion when our considerations for our behaviour and actions in life, excluded that which Allah and His messenger had already stipulated.
    • Perhaps we may be ignorant of rules ( hukm ), so we must strive to learn, but ignorant or not, would this not reflect our disrespectful behaviour, lack of Adab towards Allah and His Messenger?
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    • Why do you think that Allah reminds us with : "Allah Who hears and knows all things" ?
    • And do we think no one knows what we are doing?!
    • In fact everything that we do are being witnessed, recorded - even in the secret depth of our being - are we not afraid? Are we not ashamed?
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    •   ” O ye who believe! Raise not your voices above the voice of the Prophet, nor speak aloud to him in talk, as ye may speak aloud to one another lest your deeds become vain and ye perceive not.” 
    • (Qur’an: Surah Hujurat: 49:2)
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    • Inspite of the fact that our Prophet may not be physically present, yet Allah s.w.t. deems it necessary still, to record this to posterity. He was appointed by Allah to bear witness over his ummah , and we as Muslims must ask ourselves, how would our prophet s.a.w. rate our behaviour:
    • " Raise not your voices above the voice of the Prophet, nor speak aloud to him in talk, as ye may speak aloud to one another lest your deeds become vain and ye perceive not."
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    • Muslims are ever mindful that our life is to bear witness to two realities : Allah and His Messenger.
    • Our conduct is always measured with this reality in mind, how should we behave in Allah's presence and in the presence of His messenger, when we claim to be Muslims?
    • Our speech and voice, speaking loudly and carelessly, reveals our inner state, our inclination towards relying upon our ego & desire ( nafs al-'ammara ).
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    • This brashness, often may be the way we speak to one another, but this is not good and does not assist us in gaining higher consciousness.
    • Raising our voices may even spoil our deeds, for it is usually being incited by self-conceit, arrogance which surfaces outward in our voice to ' drown ' the other party with our loudness, thereby we loose every opportunity to learn - if we are learning from a teacher; or we level down our superior (e.g. our parents, elders etc.) which tantamount to disobedience or even rebelliousness.
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    • The sins of levelling, when it emanates as an outcome of self-conceit, arrogance & rebelliousness, was the cause of the downfall of Iblis , his fatal disobedience to Allah to bow down to Adam a.s.
    • Many may not be aware that speech is the most conspicuous means of our expression, yet it also can betray much of who we really are.
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    • Through being with the Prophet s.a.w., the Companions r.a. were inculcated with proper Adab, thereby it moulded permanent disposition in them.
    • We must emulate them in our interaction with our teachers, elders, those unto whom Allah enjoins us to respect and obey - beginning with the manner of our speech with them.
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    • Do not under-estimate this emphasis on voice. Allah s.w.t. informs us:
    • " And be moderate in thy pace, and lower thy voice; for the harshest of sounds without doubt is the braying of the ass."
    • ( Qur'an: Luqman: 31: 19 )
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    • “ Those that lower their voice in the presence of Allah's Messenger― their hearts has Allah tested for piety: for them is Forgiveness and a great Reward.” 
    • (Qur’an: Surah Hujurat: 49:3)
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    • Our ‘ulama (heirs of the prophet s.a.w.) uses Adab as a yardstick to measure whether students have been educated or not. Allah s.w.t. alludes to this aspect for the Prophet s.a.w.:
    • " Those that lower their voice in the presence of Allah's Messenger― their hearts has Allah tested for piety: for them is Forgiveness and a great Reward."
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    • “  Those who shout out to thee from without the Inner Apartments― most of them lack understanding.”  
    • (Qur’an: Surah Hujurat: 49:4)
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    • Signs of those who has no Adab
    • Like-wise, it is to be expected that those whose hearts has not yet pass the standard would display uncouth manners, due to their ignorance and lack of Sabr (patience):
    • " Those who shout out to thee from without the Inner Apartments― most of them lack understanding. If only they had patience until thou couldst come out to them, it would be best for them”
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    • “   If only they had patience until thou couldst come out to them, it would be best for them: but Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful..”  
    • (Qur’an: Surah Hujurat: 49:5)
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    • For those who has no “Adab”
    • The Prophet s.a.w., as also Islamic scholars, would patiently overlook this in their students, out of concern for their reform ( islaH ) - most of the time having to endure such ill-mannered behaviour. But all is still not lost, for Allah s.w.t. continues with this assurance:
    • " but Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."
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    • “  O ye who believe! if a wicked person comes to you with any news, ascertain the truth, lest ye harm people unwittingly, and afterwards become full of repentance for what ye have done.”   
    • (Qur’an: Surah Hujurat: 49:6)
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    • As Muslims, we are to hold all our brothers and sisters with equal respect, without harbouring any ill-thoughts concerning them.
    • Their honour and dignity has to be safeguarded, as Islam guarantees it.
    • But how often, our attitude towards our brother or sister would easily be affected because of news that is maliciously disseminated to disparage him/her.
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    • Whether, in the first place, is it right or wrong to spread such news, or whether story true or lies, seemed unimportant - because we would have allowed the poison to affect our opinion of the person concerned.
    • How easily we give credence to it. We are quick to accuse, even though we may not be uttering it?
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    • The honour we held for our brother/sister quickly dissipate, and every actions done by him/her is scrutinised as though to implicate or rather with a view to confirm what we had already concluded in our minds.
    • In fact we have already judged him/her unjustly.
    • We have sinned against him/her – and we don’t even realize it !
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    • Seldom, if ever, do we seek to verify from the person concerned, but we feel satisfied just with this news, although one-sided, unverified, and we shameless feel no qualms about acting prejudicially.
    • Sometimes, we began to behave pretentiously in front of the poor brother/sister as though we are not aware of the news. Why pretend?
    • It is because we feel ashamed for ourselves for not defending his/her honour.
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    • Spreading news negatively about somebody to others is a cowardly act!
    • To condone it, would be to implicate oneself with this same guilt as the one who started it.
    • Rumour-mongering (spreading untruth about others) is indeed, not only a very dangerous and despicable social ill, it is amongst the list of forbidden acts called " kaba-ir " (major sins).
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    • Alas for us who may inadvertently been exposed to these malicious tales , we must guard ourselves from believing in it, and we must not allow such unverified assertion to draw us into sinning against our brother/sister concerned.
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    • Yet why do our nafs (desire or self) likes or is inclined to listen to such news concerning others? News of scandals and ' juicy ' gossips of an acquaintance is welcomed or even sought.
    • Perhaps we are merely pampering to our self-conceit which wants assurance of its superiority' over others; that feeling of " holier than thou! " attitude which gives us 'satisfaction'. Thus our pre-occupation with the alleged " faults " of others, makes us forget that we are the ones that is at fault, nay, clearly the ones who are guilty of sin.
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    • In this day and age, with information technology advancing tremendously, and dissemination of news becoming easy, the moral question of - " is spreading negativity (even, if it is true) of a person to the general public, a sin or not? " is never asked by Muslims!
    • Those who are without religion may use press-freedom or 'public interest', as justification - but can a Muslim use this excuse? What does Islam has to say regarding this?
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    • And those Muslims who are in journalism or imitating the journalistic culture with websites and blogs, should ask: " Are all the codes of modern journalism compatible with Islamic ethics? "
    • What kind of news about people can be disseminated, and how should it be presented as public knowledge, as education, without us falling foul to the strict Islamic rule for safeguarding personal honour & dignity of individuals?
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    • Sinning against a person is indeed serious and may not be easily forgiven by Allah, unless the person concerned (who is being wronged) is willing to forgive. For Allah s.w.t. justice accords that the rights of those who are wronged to be upheld, before He forgives.
    • Also, do remember that Allah's forgiveness depends upon our repentance ( tawbah )-
    • And it does not constitute ( tawbah ) repentance, unless there is the feeling of remorse ( nadaam ) in those who have committed the sin.
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    • And, the more difficult is the condition mentioned previously that, it (our ' tawbah ' ) must be accompanied with the earnest efforts towards seeking forgiveness and making correction or adequate reparation ( kifaarat ) towards those whom we have wronged.
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    • Tale-bearing is often a characteristic of those inclined to iniquity ( faasiq ) precisely because the very act of spreading unsubstantiated rumours affecting the reputations of other persons itself, is a spiritual offence - albeit a grave & serious one.
    • Such person spreading malicious tales does not have any qualms to harm others, yet they do not dare to confront directly those whom they harbour ill-will.
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    • Indeed, their interest is actually not to seek any clarification, but to condemn base on their malice towards the other.
    • They cowardly ' oppresses ' using this diabolical ' tale-bearing ' that can 'whisper into the hearts ' of other people, as described by Allah: " From the mischief of the Whisperer (of Evil), who withdraws (after his whisper)― (The same) who whispers into the hearts of Mankind― Among Jinns and among Men."
    • ( Qur'an: An-Nas: 114: 3-6 )
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    • If we encounter such tale-bearers, we should hold to doubting them unless it be with unequivocal & substantiated proof; and thus we must not allow any of what they convey concerning other people to be disseminated.
    • Advice them against committing injustice - to others and more so to themselves. This should stop with us.
    • Yet, many of us even became the very channel for many unverified news about others to spread!
    • Especially today in the virtual internet world, where such 'forward- ings ' seems so easy on a mere click of the ‘mouse’.
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    • Some have no qualms to even post on their websites such malicious tales, casting aspersion upon people who may be unaware of it or are unable to response or defend themselves.
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    • Those guilty of such despicable act should stop and seek reparation, if not they are actually indulging, constantly and repeatedly in this sin of ‘ defamation ' (a calumny and oppression) from the time they put it up for others to access.
    • They are in fact slandering (using internet) continuously without having to even speak. They are in fact chalking up sins, at a tremendous pace daily - nay, each time whenever there are people reading their postings, irrespective of whether the people reading it harbour negative thoughts on the person being maligned or not.
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    • Merely conveying them already is sinning, irrespective of whether people listen to it or not.
    • And they think Allah s.w.t. will not judge them!? Don't they realise that their book of record is actually being constantly kept updated.
    • Ever wonder how would such wrong done, could ever be undone?!
    • Yet, they persist in such despicable deeds! It becomes worst when they even regard this action as justified or even as righteous.
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    • There are some who uses absurd qualifying phrase to somewhat justify their behaviour, like:
    • " I know this is not confirm, but do you know that so-and-so....” or
    • "actually I am not suppose to tell anyone but,...." or
    • "actually I do not want to embarrass him/her, but this is what happened (as though there isn't any malice in stating this publicly)" ... or
    • "it may be that this is true (without giving any irrefutable evidence)....“ etc.
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    • If others were to do the same to us, cast a slur upon our reputations, we would not have liked it, yet, why aren't we careful when our own indulgence affects the reputations of our other brothers/sisters?
    • Remember the ruling ( hukm ) against those who slander against the honour of another brother/sister is indeed considered a grave oppression - a “ defamation " - against them.
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    • And they would have a strong claim against those who wronged them, by turning to Allah, seeking justice from He Who receives the supplication of any who has been oppressed whenever they call out to Him seeking Divine intervention, with no barrier (direct).
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    • “  And know that among you is Allah's Messenger: were he, in many matters, to follow your (wishes), ye would certainly suffer: ...”   
    • (Qur’an: Surah Hujurat: 49:7)
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    • “  ... but Allah has endeared the Faith to you, and has made it beautiful in your hearts and He has made hateful to you unbelief, wickedness and rebellion: such indeed are those who walk in righteousness― ”   
    • (Qur’an: Surah Hujurat: 49:7)
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    • We ought to know better that as Muslims, we have the perfect example of our Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. He would never act based on unverified assertions, nor would he be inclined to people's opinion but he would always seek the inspirations and guidance of Allah s.w.t. :
    • " And know that among you is Allah's Messenger: were he, in many matters, to follow your (wishes), ye would certainly suffer"
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    • Such was the nature of Muhammad s.a.w. and were the nature of his close companions r.a. whose life he moulded. These pure souls were instilled by the Grace of Allah with that characteristics mentioned here as: "... but Allah has endeared the Faith to you, and has made it beautiful in your hearts and He has made hateful to you unbelief, wickedness and rebellion: such indeed are those who walk in righteousness―"
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    • “   A grace and favour from Allah; and Allah is full of Knowledge, and Wisdom.”   
    • (Qur’an: Surah Hujurat: 49:8)
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    • [1] They see Faith ( iiman ) as something most dear and valuable; a bestowal from Allah to them. They were very careful in striving to preserve this. They indulge constantly in seeking forgiveness of Allah s.w.t. seeking to remove any stain or blemishes upon their Faith ( iiman ).Thus, any act or deeds which compromise this would be rejected outright.
    • [2] Not only that, Faith ( iiman ) is adorned in their hearts. If the '' Qalb "(mind/heart) is the centre from which radiates all our actions, then from such people will manifest everything which such Faith ( iiman ) represents. They exude every goodness.
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    • [3] When their hearts is filled with Faith ( iiman ), then it definitely will react against any other values contrary to Faith ( iiman ). It resent and is hateful towards " Kufr " ( denial of Truth ); " Fusuq " ( iniquities or sinful things ) and “ isw-yaan " ( rebellion against goodness ).
    • Such were the people whom Allah s.w.t, referred to as the Rightly Guided ( RAA-SYIDUUN ) - May Allah make us to be like them too - AAMIN
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    • "O Allah! Endear love in our hearts with the True Faith ( al- iiman )”
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    • “ And make it (our Faith) to be beautiful (and as a precious ornament ) in our hearts”
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    • “ And make us hateful of KUFR (every forms of unbelief), FU-SUUQ (every wickedness) and ISw-YAAN (rebelliousness against truth & goodness)”
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    • “ And make us to amongst those who are RAA-SHI-DUUN (the Rightly Guided)”
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    •     "Our Lord! Grant unto us wives and offspring who will be the comfort of our eyes and give us (the grace) to lead the righteous ”
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  • وَصَلّى اللَّهُ عَلَى سَيْدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ وَ عَلَى آلِهِ وصَحْبِهِ وَسَلّم وَالْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِيْن And salutations of Allah and Peace be upon our Leader Muhammad, and upon His household and Companions . And all the Praises is for Allah, Lord Sustainer of all the worlds. AllRightsReserved©Zhulkeflee2009 LET US MAKE DU’A
  • وَصَلّى اللَّهُ عَلَى سَيْدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ وَ عَلَى آلِهِ وصَحْبِهِ وَسَلّم وَالْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِيْن And salutations of Allah and Peace be upon our Leader Muhammad, and upon His household and Companions . And all the Praises is for Allah, Lord Sustainer of all the worlds. AllRightsReserved©Zhulkeflee2009 AA-MEEN! YA ROB-BAL ‘ AA-LA-MEEN
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