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16 weekly class starting: 12 OCTOBER 2011
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    1. 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 Beginning (12th October 2011) Every Wednesday night @ 8pm Wisma Indah 448 Changi Rd,#02-00 (Next to Masjid Kassim), LESSON#1 IN THE NAME OF ALLAH MOST COMPASSIONATE MOST MERCIFUL. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) 2 ND RUN OF THE MODULE
    2. 2. “ LESSON ON ISLAMIC CONCEPT OF ADAB” Intermediate Fardhu ‘Ain in English for Adults 16 weekly class starting: 12 OCTOBER 2011 Every Wednesday night @ 8pm – 10pm Wisma Indah, 450 Changi Road, #02-00 next to Masjid Kassim ANNOUNCING START OF ANOTHER CYCLE OF THIS MODULE For further information and registration contact Sameer Abdul Jalil (9669 8512) - or e-mail <sameer_al_abd@yahoo.com> 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 Course conducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail DUE TO REQUEST All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) AA-DAAB
    3. 3. RASULULLAH S.A.W. SAID : All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) “ The best among you is the one who learn the Qur’an and who teaches (it to others).” ( Hadith narrated by Bukhary )
    4. 4. “ Although ultimately Islamic teaching advocates Ihsan and Rahma h (Doing good and spreading Mercy), this can only be pursued firstly with establishing Truth and Justice ( Haqq and ‘Adala ).” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    5. 5. “ Allah witnesses that there is no deity except Him, and [so do] the angels and those of knowledge - [that He is] maintaining [creation] in justice (QISTw). There is no deity except Him, the Exalted in Might, the Wise.&quot; ( Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 18 ) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    6. 6. “ STANDING FIRM UPON ‘ADL (JUSTICE), I H SAN (DOING GOOD), GIVING WHAT IS THE DUE RIGHT TOWARDS OTHERS ...” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    7. 7. <ul><li>The Prophet’s companion, ‘Abdullah Ibnu Mas‘ud r.a. was asked: </li></ul><ul><li>“ What is the Qur’anic verse which contain the most comprehensive ‘ Hukm ’ i.e. law or commandments ?” </li></ul><ul><li>Whereby he recited this verse an-Nahlu verse 90. </li></ul>It was reported by As-Sulafiy in kitab: al-Mukhtar min ath-thuyuriyah : All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    8. 8. “ Behold, Allah commands justice, the doing of good, and the giving (i.e. generosity) to kith and kin (i.e. fellow man), and He forbids all shameful deeds, and injustice and rebellion: He instructs you, that ye may receive admonition.” ( Qur’an: an-Nahlu: 16 : 90 ) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    9. 9. “ O ye who believe! stand out firmly for justice (QISTw), as witnesses to Allah, even as against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin ...” ( Qur’an: an-Nisa’: 4 : 135 All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    10. 10. Meaning of various terms for Justice: <ul><li>( “ ’A-da-la ” ) – to act justly, equitable, treating everyone with indiscriminate justice, etc. it also imply ( “ ‘adl ” ) to straighten, to be straightforward, justice, rectify, put in order, balance etc. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    11. 11. Meaning of various terms for Justice: <ul><li>( “ Qistw ” ) meaning: “justice, fairness, equity, fair-mindedness, etc.” as in allotment of share or portion, also in the appropriate instalments. </li></ul><ul><li>Thus “ ( “ muqsitw ”) – is “acting justly, or with fairness, correctness and appropriateness.” </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
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    13. 13. “ The sun and the moon follow courses (exactly) computed; And the herbs (or stars) and the trees-both (alike) bow in adoration. And the Firmament has He raised high, and He has set up the balance (of Justice), in order that ye may not transgress (due) balance (QISTw). So establish weight with justice and fall not short in the balance.” ( Qur’an: ar-Rahmaan: 55 : 5-9 ) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    14. 14. “ So set thou thy face steadily and truly to the faith: (establish) Allah's handiwork according to the pattern on which He has made mankind: no change (let there be) in the work (wrought) by Allah: that is the standard Religion: but most among mankind understand not.” ( Qur’an: ar-Rum: 30 : 30 ) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
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    16. 16. “ O ye who believe! stand out firmly for Allah, as witnesses to fair dealing (QISTw), and let not the hatred of others to you make you swerve to wrong and depart from justice (‘ADL). Be just (A’DILU): that is next to Piety (TAQWA): and fear Allah, for Allah is well-acquainted with all that ye do.” ( Qur’an: Ma-idah: 5 : 8 ) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    17. 17. <ul><li>Although both terms imply “ justice ”, yet there is a slight difference in their meanings : </li></ul><ul><li>In a transaction between 2 parties (e.g. Buying and selling), to accord to both parties their due rights whence both are satisfied (win-win) – the Arabic term . ( QISTw ) is used. This may require willingness on one or both party to show benevolence, goodwill and generosity to the other. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) قِسْط
    18. 18. <ul><li>In an adjudication ( judging ), where justice requires that one party gains and one party has to suffer loss, the Arabic term ( ‘ADL ) is used. This, perhaps is the minimal form of justice required. </li></ul><ul><li>Even to those amongst your enemy whom you hate, you must not deprive them of the ‘ADL . </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) عَدْل
    19. 19. <ul><li>Thus, ( QISTw ) would be a higher form of justice – a justice tempered with I H SAN and generosity. </li></ul><ul><li>As Muslims, we are to strive for this higher standard, if not, then uphold the minimal. </li></ul><ul><li>“ ADAAB “ encompass both these understandings. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) قِسْط
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    21. 21. So to that [religion of Allah] invite, [O Muhammad], and remain on a right course as you are commanded and do not follow their inclinations but say, &quot;I have believed in what Allah has revealed of the Qur'an, and I have been commanded to do justice among you. Allah is our Lord and your Lord. For us are our deeds, and for you your deeds. There is no [need for] argument between us and you. Allah will bring us together, and to Him is the [final] destination.” ( Qur’an: Shura: 42 : 15 ) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
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    23. 23. “ And not equal are the good deed and the bad. Repel [evil] by that [deed] which is better; and thereupon the one whom between you and him is enmity [will become] as though he was a devoted friend. But none is granted it except those who are patient, and none is granted it except one having a great portion [of good]. ” ( Qur’an: Fussilat: 41 : 33 ) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
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    26. 26. “ And [mention, O Muhammad], when your Lord said to the angels, &quot;Indeed, I will make upon the earth a successive authority (Khalifah).&quot; They said, &quot;Will You place upon it one who causes corruption therein and sheds blood, while we declare Your praise and sanctify You?&quot; Allah said, &quot;Indeed, I know that which you do not know.&quot; ( Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 30 ) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
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    28. 28. “ And He (Allah) taught Adam the names - all of them. Then He showed them to the angels and said, &quot;Inform Me of the names of these, if you are truthful.&quot; They said, &quot;Exalted are You; we have no knowledge except what You have taught us. Indeed, it is You who is the Knowing, the Wise.&quot; ( Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 31-32) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
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    30. 30. “ He said, &quot;O Adam, inform them of their names.&quot; And when he had informed them of their names, He said, &quot;Did I not tell you that I know the unseen [aspects] of the heavens and the earth? And I know what you reveal and what you have concealed.&quot; And [mention] when We said to the angels, &quot;Prostrate before Adam&quot;; so they prostrated, except for Iblees. He refused and was arrogant and became of the disbelievers.&quot; ( Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 33-34) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
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    32. 32. “ And We have certainly created you, [O Mankind], and given you [human] form. Then We said to the angels, &quot;Prostrate to Adam&quot;; so they prostrated, except for Iblees. He was not of those who prostrated. [Allah] said, &quot;What prevented you from prostrating when I commanded you?&quot; [Iblees] said, &quot;I am better than him. You created me from fire and created him from clay.&quot; ( Qur’an: A’raf: 7: 11-12) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    33. 33. “ [Allah] said, &quot;Descend from here (Paradise), for it is not for you to be arrogant therein. So get out; indeed, you are of the debased.&quot; ( Qur’an: A’raf: 7: 13) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    34. 34. <ul><li>Let us reflect upon this incident from the perspective of “ Adab ”, or rather the lack of it. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Absence of Adab ” means one is not fully aware of where one is in; being forgetful unto whom one is addressing; how to address appropriately, etc.; thus being disrespectful of other’s rightful place in the scheme of Reality decreed by Allah. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    35. 35. <ul><li>It was not so much about knowledge per se , nor was it about ignorance (i.e. lack of knowledge). </li></ul><ul><li>Neither was it about any ‘amal (deeds) performed . </li></ul><ul><li>It was not about issue of status or position, as none as yet have been assumed by any one. </li></ul><ul><li>Neither was it about wealth or possession, as all creations (angels/jinn) have acknowledged then, that all creation belongs to Allah. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    36. 36. <ul><li>It was when one’s awareness of Reality becomes too self-centred leading to being forgetful of one’s place and failure to have regard or placing things and others, in their rightful place in accordance with Allah’s decree. </li></ul><ul><li>To be focussed, does not justify us to dim our vision of others or the rest, from the bigger picture into negating their rights and their place in Allah’s plan. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    37. 37. <ul><li>To have Adab is (inter alia), to be taught not to forget what is appropriate and what is not in our perception and attitude towards others, and the ability to act appropriately with justice ( ‘ADL ) and goodness ( IHSAN ). </li></ul><ul><li>Thus Adab is not mere possession of ‘ knowledge ’. To be lacking knowledge is “ ignorance ”, but to lack Adab is “ ignorance compounded with conceit ” </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    38. 38. <ul><li>Ignorance can be removed with knowledge. But without Adab , how can education take place? To learn without Ada b may even worsen the self-conceit and arrogance in that person. </li></ul><ul><li>Such is the gravity regarding the “ loss of Adab ”, that it deserved immediate “chastisement” rather than teaching and enlightenment. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    39. 39. <ul><li>Actually, it was when this loss of Adab occurs; when false pride and conceit reigns; even in the presence of Allah azzawajalla – this was beginning of evil. </li></ul><ul><li>WaAllaahu a’lam </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    40. 40. “ ADAB IN LEARNING” - ON THE LIGHTER SIDE ....... All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) Adapted from Idries Shah’s “Thinkers of the East” – Penguin Book IN THE NAME OF ALLAH MOST COMPASSIONATE MOST MERCIFUL
    41. 41. <ul><li>Once there was a man who, having travelled far and wide seeking knowledge arrived at the house of a well-known sheikh. </li></ul><ul><li>His purpose was to seek acceptance of this illustrious sheikh for him to be accepted as a student. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    42. 42. <ul><li>When he met the Sheikh, he said: </li></ul><ul><li>“ O illustrious Teacher! I am but a humble seeker of Truth and Wisdom. As enjoined by Islam, my thirst for knowledge led me to read many books and became aware of the need to be guided by a teacher.” </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    43. 43. <ul><li>“ So I travelled far and wide, spending time learning under many teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>My disappointment with them was because I found that what they are imparting to me was nothing new, as I have in fact, read all of them.” </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    44. 44. <ul><li>“ Sometimes I even feel that what I already know from my readings, far exceeded what these teachers were teaching me . </li></ul><ul><li>And having wasted much time with them, I felt perhaps I need to seek out a True Teacher - one with the calibre that suits my need, and not the ordinary type.” </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    45. 45. <ul><li>The Sheikh responded: </li></ul><ul><li>“ My son! I am but an ordinary teacher, just like the rest who try sincerely to carry out the trust ( amanah ) of imparting whatever little knowledge and wisdom that Allah s.w.t. may have already bestowed upon us, to those who deserves.” </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    46. 46. <ul><li>“ Ah! But your fame has spread far and wide.” The man interjected. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Many of your students are now teachers, and therefore I know that I have come to the right person who can teach me Wisdom.” he added. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    47. 47. <ul><li>The Sheikh then said: </li></ul><ul><li>“ I do not think that I am that teacher, whom you think that I am. </li></ul><ul><li>Furthermore, there is no more space in my home (school) to cater for another student. </li></ul><ul><li>Therefore I am so sorry to have to turn down your request.” </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    48. 48. <ul><li>Then, seeing disappointment in the man’s eyes, the Sheikh added: </li></ul><ul><li>“ But I shall teach you something, which perhaps may be useful, something you may in fact be in much need of. “ </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    49. 49. <ul><li>The Sheikh then continued: </li></ul><ul><li>“ In your searching for a true teacher, you can apply this criteria, a kind of test, if you like, so that you do not waste too much time for being disappointed time and again, for not knowing.” </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    50. 50. <ul><li>Elated, the man eagerly said: </li></ul><ul><li>“ O Sheikh! Please do tell. At least what you will give me is the key to my search. </li></ul><ul><li>Alas, with it, perchance I would be able to easily distinguish the genuine from the false teachers.” </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    51. 51. <ul><li>Then the Sheikh said: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Know that True teachers are few, and for you today, it may even be rare –“ </li></ul><ul><li>He paused to allow these words to sink in because too often, students only listen to their own self and failed to pay careful attention to a teacher’s words. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    52. 52. <ul><li>He then proceeded with slow measured tone, as though each word he uttered was deliberately meant to be inscribed in the student’s heart/mind. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Therefore the test that I shall teach you is – ‘how to know who is not a True teacher’ because, my son, I’m afraid you will encounter many of what you have called, the “false teachers.” </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    53. 53. <ul><li>Then he said: “The test is this : – </li></ul><ul><li>IF A TEACHER ACCEPTS A STUDENT SUCH AS YOU, TO BE TAUGHT KNOWLEDGE AND WISDOM ........ </li></ul><ul><li>KNOW THAT HE IS NOT A TRUE TEACHER! ” </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) Adapted from Idries Shah’s “Thinkers of the East” – Penguin Book
    54. 54. “ Say (O Muhammad): Are those who know equal with those who know not? But only men of understanding will pay heed.” ( Qur’an: az-Zumar: 39: 9 ) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    55. 55. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) TA’ARUF AND SHORT GROUP DISCUSSION Ask yourself: “What are the significant lessons to me , in this story...? ” <ul><li>Break into groupings (of not more </li></ul><ul><li>than 7 person in each). </li></ul><ul><li>Do brief introduction of each other. </li></ul><ul><li>Proceed to discuss </li></ul>
    56. 56. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) <ul><li>[1] Interest and eagerness alone is insufficient. </li></ul><ul><li>A more basic requirement is your preparedness to the pursuit in learning; in your attitude and etiquette – in your “ADAB.” </li></ul>POINTS TO PONDER
    57. 57. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) <ul><li>[2] To be deserving of knowledge, one has to check oneself. It is easy to blame other factors for your failure in learning, yet usually the blame is in your own neglect to consider your Adab as student, especially in the presence of a teacher of the Deen . </li></ul>POINTS TO PONDER
    58. 58. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) This especially applies to traditional Islamic teachers in ‘ Uluum ad-Deen , whom I have observed, are very sensitive to human states ( Haal – ahwaal ) in the Nafs (soul / Self) of the student. POINTS TO PONDER
    59. 59. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) <ul><li>[3] So, the question is not that there is no teacher available, or that there is nothing to be learnt from traditional Islamic teachers, perhaps it is we ourselves, who do not know how to learn. </li></ul><ul><li>Have we learnt how to learn? And if any claim to already know this, how does he know that he has indeed learned this, without being affirmed of his learning, by another who truly knows? </li></ul><ul><li>Or do we in fact, care about this? </li></ul>POINTS TO PONDER
    60. 60. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) <ul><li>[4] Example of this sometimes, is seen when students are assigned to discuss in a learning circle, traditionally referred to as “ Halaqah ”. </li></ul><ul><li>In this ‘ halaqah ’, (it is unlike discussion group or web-site forum, but) it is meant to be an extension of your learning with a teacher. </li></ul><ul><li>The teacher is in fact present overseeing somewhere (or even if on web-group, he is present, albeit, virtually). As students you must know your place at all times. </li></ul>POINTS TO PONDER
    61. 61. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) <ul><li>Your state ( haal ) or ‘mode’ or attitude as a learner, is all the time being observed. </li></ul><ul><li>So: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Do not be too forward before Allah and His Messenger .. And always be conscious of Allah (TAQWA)” </li></ul><ul><li>(refer to my reflection on my blog) : </li></ul><ul><li>http : //oyoubelievers.blogspot.com/2008/05/put-not-yourselves forward.html </li></ul>POINTS TO PONDER
    62. 62. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) <ul><li>As students in sharing your thoughts and knowledge amongst fellow seekers of knowledge, do reflect upon the lesson of the teacher – which are: </li></ul><ul><li>to be relevant and consider our own learning, and not be the ones to teach, </li></ul><ul><li>to heed the directive of the teacher and not be the one directing (unless assigned by the teacher to do), </li></ul>POINTS TO PONDER
    63. 63. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) <ul><li>to be focussed on what the teacher has assigned to be done, and not be the one assigning topics without the teacher’s leave, </li></ul><ul><li>you may share your experiences of lessons you may have learnt or read elsewhere, as long it is relevant and not cause doubts or distraction from the current subject being discussed or taught, etc. </li></ul>POINTS TO PONDER
    64. 64. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) <ul><li>Importantly, one must suppress the desire to want to teach, for it may lead to usurping the teacher’s position in the halaqah (especially when the teacher is overseeing the discussion). </li></ul><ul><li>Remember yourself as a student, an apprentice, a learner, a novice, a seeker ... </li></ul><ul><li>Therefore always be mindful of the difference between “ sharing ” and “ teaching ”. </li></ul>POINTS TO PONDER
    65. 65. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) <ul><li>[5] Unfortunately, many of us have already been affected (programmed) by other learning culture which may be different from traditional Islamic learning. </li></ul><ul><li>We, inadvertently may have become creatures of habit. </li></ul><ul><li>Islam teaches us to be optimistic in that we can change to become better. </li></ul>POINTS TO PONDER
    66. 66. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) <ul><li>This is what is meant by ikhtiyar (refer brief explanation on this here under “What we mean by freedom?” ) : </li></ul><ul><li>http: // an-naseehah.blogspot.com/2008/05/using-name-allaah-part-3.html </li></ul><ul><li>Habits must be consciously changed towards becoming better through practice. So do practice it whenever you are involve in any of the halaqah . </li></ul>POINTS TO PONDER
    67. 67. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) <ul><li>Sometimes guidance ( irsha-dah ) may be given in clear statements, or it may even be subtle. In the latter it serves as a means for the teacher to perhaps assess -the heedless from the heedful; the refined and sensitive from the gross; the rock from the scum; the attentive from the distracted; etc. So, be mindful! </li></ul>POINTS TO PONDER
    68. 68. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) <ul><li>As I have indicated, we hope that the halaqah you are involved in, especially in my class, emulates the traditional ways, which emphasise much upon Adab . </li></ul><ul><li>So, consider this point and there must be a difference between your halaqah from other vain discourses, meetings, discussion groups, chat-rooms etc. </li></ul><ul><li>May Allah grant us Hidaayah and Taufiq from Himself – upon the Straight Way. </li></ul>POINTS TO PONDER
    69. 69. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) <ul><li>As I have indicated, we hope that the halaqah you are involved in, especially in my class, emulates the traditional ways, which emphasise much upon Adab . </li></ul><ul><li>So, consider this point and there must be a difference between your halaqah from other vain discourses, meetings, discussion groups, chat-rooms etc. </li></ul><ul><li>May Allah grant us Hidaayah and Taufiq from Himself – upon the Straight Way. </li></ul><ul><li>  WaAllaahu a’lam, </li></ul>POINTS TO PONDER INSHA-ALLAH ... TO BE CONTINUED
    70. 70. http://an-naseehah.blogspot.com/ http://introductiontotauhid.blogspot.com/ http://oyoubelievers.blogspot.com/ http://al-amthaal.blogspot.com/ http://zhulkeflee-archive.blogspot.com/ http://criteriaforaholybook-quran.blogspot.com/ http://with-the-truthful.blogspot.com/ http ://muqaddam-nurul.blogspot.com/ All welcome to visit my web-blog: All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
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