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LESSONS ON ISLAMIC …

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

ADAB TOWARDS
اَاللهُ سُبْحَان هُوَ تَعَالَى
ALLAH THE
MOST GLORIOUS
MOST EXALTED

SHAKUR

GRATEFULNESS

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    • 1. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH ( 7 March 2012 ) LESSON# 10b Every Wednesday night @ 8pm MOST COMPASSIONATE MOST MERCIFUL. Wisma Indah 450 Changi Rd,#02-00 (Next to Masjid Kassim), LESSONS ON ISLAMIC CONCEPT OF ADAB By: Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail CONTINUATION OF THE 2ND RUN MODULE PART 2 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 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 ZarnujiAll Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) 1
    • 2. RECAP PREVIOUS LESSON By retracing our life, we start with understanding our basic nature as a human being - having inherent powers and their potentialities to be developed.All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    • 3. RECAP PREVIOUS LESSON In our relationship regarding our Education – we are to encounter, i.e. assisted by our educators - with what is referred to as, “knowledge”.All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    • 4. RECAP PREVIOUS LESSON 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.All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    • 5. TO PROCEED WE ARE NOW ON THE TOPICAll Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
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    • 7. “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." (Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 18)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    • 8. “O MANKIND! Worship (serve) your Sustainer, who has created you and those who lived before you, so that you might remain conscious of Him (TAQWA)“ (Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 21)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
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    • 10. “ (Allah) Who has made the earth a resting-place for you and the sky a canopy, and has sent down water from the sky and thereby brought forth fruits for your sustenance: do not, then, claim that there is any power that could rival Allah, when you know [that He is One].” (Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 22)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    • 11. Imam ‘Ali bin Abi Tolib r.a. said: “The foremost in religion is the acknowledgement of Him (Allah)” Mankind’s existence is not accidental as though without purpose, but humans by nature are capable of knowing meanings and purpose to his life and his special place in nature. Unlike animals, man’s reasoning faculty is summoned to reflect upon the higher philosophical questions as to the meaning and purpose of life which leads to the cognition of the existence of the Divine. There is already and innate predisposition in him towards wanting to serve (worship) someone or something.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    • 12. • Those who claimed to be “atheists” even are in reality serving or worshipping their own Selves (their desires). “Have you seen he who has taken as his god his [own] desire, and Allah has sent him astray due to knowledge and has set a seal upon his hearing and his heart and put over his vision a veil? So who will guide him after Allah? Then will you not be reminded?” (Qur’an: Jathiya: 45: 24)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    • 13. RECAP PREVIOUS LESSONAll Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
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    • 15. And [mention] when your Lord took from the children of Adam - from their loins - their descendants and made them testify of themselves, [saying to them], "Am I not your Lord?" They said, "Yes, we have testified." [This] - lest you should say on the day of Resurrection, "Indeed, we were of this unaware." (Qur’an: A’raf: 7: 172)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    • 16. • Mankind is called (insaan) – a word whose roots is the word (nis-yaan; nasiy) – meaning “forgetfulness; to forget”. Prophets came to ‘remind’; and thus the Qur’an is also named as “ “ (Adz-Dzikr) meaning -‘the Reminder’ Islam asserts that mankind, naturally has a pure instinct (fitrah saleema) to know of God’s existence.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    • 17. • The ability to perceive the existence of a Supreme Being (God) is innate in human nature ( Fitrah), and it is this instinctive cognition that explains why in every culture there is a term referring to the Supernatural Divine - God. • In this verse we are told that, spiritually, our soul has already testified to Allah’s Lordship prior to our physical sojourn on this earth. Thus it is the Arabic term for “man” has that meaning “to forget”, and messengers were sent but to be (MUDZAKKIR) the ones to give “reminders” (DZIKR) to man, as well as the “Warner” (NADZEERA) regarding the consequence for heedlessness of this Reality.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    • 18. Prophet Muhammad’ s.a.a.w. said : “Every child is born in a state of pure innocence (FITRAH), It is the parents then who would make him to become a Jew or a Christian or a Pagan.” (Hadith reported by Bukhary)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    • 19. • Thus Islam view humankind positively, free of blame or sins, left in the care of parents. Each one of us are said to be upon the pure and innocent nature of submission (“Islam”), but may be nurtured to become otherwise. Even if they veered into a deviant path, he still can or is expected to continuously seek and return to the path of Truth and reformation. • Although he is not compelled because of his freewill, yet his innate potentials are to be developed and actualised towards knowing the truth. Those who are aware but reject truth is thus guilty of “KUFR” “concealing; covering up; rejecting truth; or being ungrateful; ”All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    • 20. And those who know the Truth are to invite all with reasoning and wisdom, appealing to their innate volition towards recognizing the higher Reality and purpose, transcending this temporary earthly existence. It is never hopeless.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    • 21. And those who know the Truth are to invite all with reasoning and wisdom, appealing to their innate volition towards recognizing the higher Reality and purpose, transcending this temporary earthly existence. It is never hopeless. “CONSIDER the flight of time! Verily, man is bound to lose himself unless he be of those who attain to faith, and do good works, and enjoin upon one another the keeping to truth, and enjoin upon one another patience in adversity.” (Qur’an: al-’Asr: 103: 1-3)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    • 22. Relationship with the Parents and Teacher Beginning of education: Obedience to Parents and teachers [1] Tarbiyya pertains to training of the soul still attached to TIME desires, etc. KNOWLEDGE TEACHERS PARENTS Teacher/Educator: [1] Parent BODY SELF HEART [2] Teacher TONGUE Although ultimate is DESIRE Knowledge, (both MIND theoretical and practical) – initial disciplining, rote learning, Islam: to submit the entire memorization, etc. may be self (body, tongue, heart and crucial. Mind) – Freeing it from desire which needs to always be guided to the Will of Allah. THE WORLDAll Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    • 23. RECAP PREVIOUS LESSON “[O man] be grateful towards Me and towards thy parents, [and remember that] with Me is all journeys’ end.” (Qur’an: Luqman: 31: 14)All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    • 24. RECAP PREVIOUS LESSON These are the rules as listed by Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazalie r.a. as well as from other traditional sources.All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
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    • 27. RECAP PREVIOUS LESSONAll Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    • 28. RECAP PREVIOUS LESSON WHAT ARE THESE AND HOW TO INCULCATE. ?All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
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    • 37. RECAP PREVIOUS LESSON HAVE YOU REALLY KNOWN THEM ?All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    • 38. RECAP PREVIOUS LESSONAll Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    • 39. NAFS al-AMMARAH AD-DEENUL-ISLAM (Commanding self) Link to various TIME Quwwah (powers): [1] shahwiyya (desires) [2] ghadabiyya BODY (anger) SELF HEART [3] Wahmiyah (imaginative) TONGUE [4] ‘aqliyya DESIRE (thoughts) MIND 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 WORLDAll Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    • 40. ALLAH RASULULLAH AL-QUR’AN HEREAFTER AS-SUNNAH TIME BODY SELF HEART TONGUE DESIRE MIND 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 WORLDAll Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    • 41. RASULULLAH HEREAFTER ALLAH AL-QUR’AN AS-SUNNAH TIME BODY SELF HEART TONGUE DESIRE MIND 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 WORLDAll Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
    • 42. RECAP PREVIOUS LESSONAll Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 43. RECAP PREVIOUS LESSONAll Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 44. IIMAN ‘AMAL • IHSAN [Islam] Belief Submission Best or Faith Obedience Righteous Conviction Practice Conduct Faith without obedience is meaningless; and obedience without Faith is mere rituals and may even lead to hypocrisy. Together, Faith and Obedience must lead to Righteousness with IHSAN which essentially focus in our intention to sincerely serve Allah s.w.t. Thus, in these three aspects can one be said to be true in his submission to the Will of Allah (as Muslim).All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 45. NEVER FORGET YOUR TRUE PURPOSE FOR EXISTINGAll Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 46. NEVER FORGET YOUR TRUE PURPOSE FOR EXISTING “And [tell them that] I have not created the invisible beings and men to any end other than that they may [know and] worship Me. [But withal,] no sustenance do I ever demand of them, nor do I demand that they feed Me: for, verily, Allah Himself is the Provider of all sustenance, the Lord of all might, the Eternal!” (Qur’an: Dzariyat: 51: 56-58)All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 47. RECAP PREVIOUS LESSON II-MANAll Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 48. Definition of iiman : “Utterance with the tongue (speech); affirmation with the heart/mind (conviction); and manifesting through practice (actions).”All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 49. RECAP PREVIOUS LESSON SIL-MI - KAAFAHAll Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 50. “O you who have attained to faith! Surrender yourselves wholly unto Allah, and follow not Satans footsteps, for, verily, he is your open foe.“ (Qur’an: Baqarah: 2-208)All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 51. [1] TONGUE [2] HEARING [3] SIGHT [4] HANDS [5] LEGS [6] STOMACH [7] PRIVATE PARTSAll Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 52. RECAP PREVIOUS LESSON AL-IHSANAll Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 53. His reply to the question “what is AL-IHSAN ?”, he said :All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 54. His reply to the question “what is AL-IHSAN ?”, he said : “Al- Ihsan (righteousness or best conduct) is that you worship (serve) Allah as though you are seeing Him; while you see Him not, yet truly He sees you” (Hadith reported by Muslim)All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 55. RECAP PREVIOUS LESSON DZIKRAll Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 56. RASULULLAH HEREAFTER ALLAH AL-QUR’AN AS-SUNNAH TIME TONGUE BODY SELF TONGUE HEART MIND DESIRE 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 WORLDAll Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
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    • 58. TO PROCEED SHAKURAll Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
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    • 61. “ It is We who have placed you with authority on earth, and provided you therein with means for the fulfilment of your life: small are the thanks that ye give! It is We who created you and gave you shape; then We bade the angels prostrate to Adam, and they prostrated, not so Iblis; he refused to be of those who bow down.” (Qur’an: Surah al-A’raf: 7: 10-11)All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
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    • 63. “(Allah) said: "what prevented thee from bowing down when I commanded thee?" He (Iblis) said: "I am better than he: thou didst create me from fire, and him from clay." (Allah) said: "Get thee down from this: it is not for thee to be arrogant here: get out, for thou art of the meanest (of creatures).” (Qur’an: Surah al-A’raf: 7: 12-13)All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 64. “He (Iblis) said: "Give me respite till the day they are raised up.“ (Allah) said: "Be thou amongst those who have respite.” (Qur’an: Surah al-A’raf: 7: 14-15)All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
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    • 66. “He (Iblis) said: "Because thou hast thrown me out of the Way, lo! I will lie in wait for them on Thy straight Way. Then will I assault them from before them and behind them, from their right and their left: (LAA TAJIDU AKTHARA- HUM SHAAKIRUN) nor wilt Thou find, in most of them, gratitude (for Thy mercies). (Allah) said: "Get out from this, disgraced and expelled. If any of them follow thee Hell will I fill with you all.” (Qur’an: Surah al-A’raf: 7: 16-18)All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
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    • 68. “Has there not been over Man a long period of Time, when he was nothing--(not even) mentioned?― Verily We created Man from a drop of mingled sperm, in order to try him: so We gave him (the gifts), of Hearing and Sight. We showed him the Way: whether he be (SHAKUR) grateful or (KAFUR) ungrateful (rests on his will).” (Qur’an: al-Insan (Dahri): 76: 2-3)All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 69. MANY DO NOT REALIZE THAT THEY ARE BEING TESTED WITH MANY GOOD FAVOURS IN LIFE – FOR ALL THESE (GOOD THINGS) COMES FROM THE WILL OF ALLAH. WHAT IS EXPECTED OF THEM IS, SO THAT THEY SHOULD BE GRATEFUL ( SHAKUR - ) 69All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 70. MANY DO NOT REALIZE THAT THEY ARE BEING TESTED WITH MANY GOOD FAVOURS IN LIFE – FOR ALL THESE (GOOD THINGS) COMES FROM THE WILL OF ALLAH. WHAT IS EXPECTED OF THEM IS, SO THAT THEY SHOULD BE GRATEFUL ( SHAKUR - ) “And remember! your Lord caused to be declared (publicly): "If ye are grateful (SHAKAR-TUM), I will add more (favours) unto you; but if ye show ingratitude (KAFAR-TUM), truly My punishment is terrible indeed." (Qur’an: Ibrahim:14: 7) 70All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 71. “So remember Me; I will remember you. (WASH-KU-RU-LI) And be grateful to Me and (WA-LAA-TAK-FU-RUUN) do not deny Me.” (Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 152)All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
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    • 73. “ Then when (Solomon) saw it (the throne miraculously) placed firmly before him, he said: "This is by the grace of my Lord!― to test me whether I am grateful, or ungrateful! (AM-ASH-KURU – AM-AK-FURU) And if any is grateful truly his gratitude is (a gain) for his own soul; but if any is ungrateful, truly my Lord is Free of All Needs, Supreme in Honour!" (Qur’an: Naml: 27: 40) 73All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 74. CRITERIA 1. Acknowledge and extol praises of The key to the true giver, Allah Who alone is succeed in this test as well God, the Bestower of all favours. as to deserve achieving 2. Learn the value of what is given, further increase of do not take for granted any of bestowals from Allah. these favours. 3. Reciprocate with gratitude. yet how does one become Utilize what is given in grateful? What are the accordance to what may please important criteria? the Giver (i.e. do not abuse the gift), so as not to cause His wrath to befall us.All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 75.  Allah is the source of every bestowals and favours . He , high and exalted , is “As-Swomad “ - “the Eternal Absolute unto Whom every creations depend on, whereas He alone, depends on no one.”. Allah is the only God (Divine) without any partner nor associates.  Thus, to acknowledge Allah’s Absolute Oneness (TAUHEED) is the first requirement for SHAKUR (Gratefulness). And to admit others as being the Divine (SHIRK) Is the ultimate ungratefulness; the greatest injustice (ZULM).All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 76. “And [mention, O Muhammad], when Luqman said to his son while he was instructing him, "O my son, do not associate [anything] with Allah (SHIRK). Indeed, association [with him] is great injustice.“ (Qur’an: Luqman: 31: 13) 13All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 77.  After acknowledging Allah , the way to be grateful is to express praises of Him as the Giver of these favours upon us. Yet whatever praise we utter based on our own limitations, it would be deficient because we lack the true knowledge of Allah.  Thus we find that in the Opening Surah (AL-FATEHAH), after teaching us to begin by invoking in Holy Names (BASMALAH), it continues with the appropriate manner of extolling Praises of Him (HAMDALAH) Who is the Lord, Sustainer, Cherisher of the worlds.All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 78.  And when we reflect tthat Muslims recite this Surah, minimum seventeen times daily, it means that to become grateful towards Allah should be placed as one of the highest virtue to be inculcated.  In the noble disposition (AKHLAQ AL-KAREEMA) of our Prophet s.a.a.w. we learnt that the ultimate reason for his untiring striving in devotion towards Allah when all his sins, even future sins has been forgiven, yet he responded by saying (au kama qal ):All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 79.  And when we reflect Muslims recite this Surah, minimum to recite seventeen times daily, means that to become grateful towards Allah should be placed as one of the highest virtue to be inculcated.  In the noble disposition (AKHLAQ AL-KAREEMA) of our Prophet s.a.a.w. we learnt that the ultimate reason for his untiring striving in devotion towards Allah when all his sins, even future sins have been forgiven, yet his response was : “... that I may become the most grateful slave (of Allah)”All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 80.  Acknowledging with appreciation requires us to speak about it. Therefore make mention of these significant favours to others.  Human beings need to communicate and express elation regarding whatever goodness we encounter. This is natural, yet Allah expects this from his servants to express gratefulness to Him. Thus : “But the bounty (favours) of the Lord - rehearse and proclaim!” (Qur’an: Dhuha: 93: 11)All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 81.  Appreciating the gifts, bestowals or favours, indeed can be the criteria (measure) as to whether one is grateful, or just being nonchalant (unappreciative) and thus ungrateful. This therefore requires knowledge and constant reflections of its significance.  Allah, the Most Gracious, has given us so abundant of bestowals, many we are not even aware of that we tend to take for granted.  In fact Allah s.w.t. challenges us and reminds us regarding this, to make us to ponder upon His infinite generosity bestowed upon us all so abundantly.  “Count these favours if you can!”All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 82. “For, should you try to count Allahs blessings, you could never compute them! Behold, Allah is indeed much- forgiving, a dispenser of grace;” (Qur’an: An-Nahlu: 16: 18)All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 83.  And in the Qur’an Allah constantly reminds us to constantly remember and considers many of these favours and blessings.  Instead, we humans, like to complain of things that we want but has not yet been given – whereas much has already been accorded to us.  Such rudeness, thankless arrogance. Who do we think we are?  Therefore we have to work on and strive “to like what we have, before trying have what we like.”All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 84.  And in utilizing the gifts or bestowals, certainly there are expectations of the Giver attached to all the gifts.  In Islam, our tests are also in this regard to the favours granted to us.  No doubt, we have the freedom on how to utilize them, yet it can either be that we are “using” them or “abusing” them.  Thus Allah s.w.t. provided us the knowledge and rules as guidance. Compliance to them is “submission and obedience (TA-’AH)”.  And “sincere(IKHLAS) “ in TA’AH is to “be truly grateful ” to Allah.All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
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    • 86. “Seek instead, by means of what Allah has granted thee, [the good of] the life to come, without forgetting, withal, thine own [rightful] share in this world; and do good [unto others] as Allah has done good unto thee; and seek not to spread corruption on earth: for, verily, Allah does not love the spreaders of corruption!” (Qur’an: Qasas: 28:77)All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 87. Being grateful towards Allah requires the ADAB in acknowledging or showing gratitude also towards those through whom Allah’s favour was granted upon us. This is as mentioned: “He is not grateful to Allah those who is not able to show gratefulness towards fellow man, “ (Hadith reported by Tirmidzi)All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 88. “And whoever brings to you goodness (MA’-RUFA), you are to return with equivalent (the favour). If you are unable, then pray (DU’A) for him (earnestly and sincerely) until you are satisfied (that with your DU’A) you have returned the equivalent.“ (Hadith reported by Bukhary))All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 89. “My Sustainer (Lord)! ! Inspire me so that I may forever be grateful for those blessings of Thine with which Thou hast graced me and my parents, and that I may do what is right [in a manner] that will please Thee; and include me, by Thy grace, among Thy righteous servants!” (Qur’an: Naml: 27: 19)All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
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    • 91. “O my Sustainer (Lord)! Inspire me so that I may forever be grateful for those blessings of Thine with which Thou hast graced me and my parents, and that I may do what is right [in a manner] that will meet with Thy goodly acceptance; and grant me righteousness in my offspring [as well]. Verily, unto Thee have I turned in repentance: for, verily, I am of those who have surrendered themselves unto Thee!”” (Qur’an: Ahqaf: 46: 15)All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 92. “When the Prophet s.a.a.w. Is granted glad tidings of fulfilment of his HAJAT (needs, yearnings, request), he would throw himself to the ground in prostration to Allah (with gratitude). * ” (Hadith reported by Ibnu Majah) * SUJUD SHUKR’ – prostration of gratitude.All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 93. “And they will say: "All praise is due to Allah, who has guided us unto this; for we would certainly not have found the right path unless Allah had guided us! Indeed, our Sustainers messengers have told us the truth!" (Qur’an: A’-raf: 7: 43)All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
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    • 95. “Certainly did Allah confer [great] favour upon the believers when He sent among them a Messenger from themselves, reciting to them His verses and purifying them and teaching them the Book and wisdom, although they had been before in manifest error.” (Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 164) 95All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 96. “(May) Allah grant His Reward upon Muhammad, salutations of Allah and Peace be upon him and his family, in accordance with what he deserves (in Allah’s knowledge & estimation).”All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 97. “And We have enjoined upon man [care] for his parents. His mother carried him, [increasing her] in weakness upon weakness, and his weaning is in two years. (ANISH-KUR- LEE - WA-LI-WA-LI-DAIKA) Be grateful to Me and to your parents; to Me is the [final] destination.” (Qur’an: Luqman: 31: 14)All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 98. “Thy Lord hath decreed that ye worship none but Him, and that ye be kind to parents. Whether one or both of them attain old age in thy life, say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them, but address them in terms of honour.” (Qur’an: al-Isra: 17:23)All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 99. “And, out of kindness, lower to them (parents) the wing of humility, and say: "My Lord! bestow on them Thy Mercy even as they cherished me in childhood." (Qur’an: al-Isra: 17:24)All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 100. “O my Lord (Allah)! Forgive (be Merciful to) the both of them, as they have shown mercy towards me since young.”All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 101. “Say, [O Muhammad], "Praise be to Allah, and peace upon His servants whom He has chosen. Is Allah better or what they associate with Him?"" (Qur’an: an-Naml: 27:59)All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
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    • 103. “And hold fast, all together, unto the bond with Allah, and do not draw apart from one another. And remember the blessings which Allah has bestowed upon you: how, when you were enemies, He brought your hearts together, so that through His blessing you became brethren; and [how, when] you were on the brink of a fiery abyss. He saved you from it. In this way Allah makes clear His messages unto you, so that you might find guidance," (Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 103)All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 104. “O our Sustainer (Lord)! Forgive us our sins, as well as those of our brethren who preceded us in faith, and let not our hearts entertain any unworthy thoughts or feelings against [any of] those who have attained to faith. O our Sustainer! Verily, Thou art compassionate, a dispenser of grace!” (Qur’an: Hashr: 59: 10)All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
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    • 106. ”All praise is due to Allah, who has guided us unto this; for we would certainly not have found the right path unless Allah had guided us!” 106All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 107. And salutations of Allah and Peace be upon the Messenger of Allah and upon His household and Companions . 107All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 108. O Allah! We beseech You help to make us to remember and be grateful towards You, and make us serve (worship) You in the best way. 108All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 109. “O my Sustainer (Lord)! ! Inspire me so that I may forever be grateful for those blessings of Thine with which Thou hast graced me and my parents, and that I may do what is right [in a manner] that will please Thee; and include me, by Thy grace, among Thy righteous servants!” (Qur’an: Naml: 27: 19) 109All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
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    • 111. “O my Sustainer (Lord)! Inspire me so that I may forever be grateful for those blessings of Thine with which Thou hast graced me and my parents, and that I may do what is right [in a manner] that will meet with Thy goodly acceptance; and grant me righteousness in my offspring [as well]. Verily, unto Thee have I turned in repentance: for, verily, I am of those who have surrendered themselves unto Thee!”” (Qur’an: Ahqaf: 46: 15) 111All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 112. "Our Lord! Make of us Muslims bowing to Thy (Will) and of our progeny a people Muslim bowing to Thy (Will) and show us our places for the celebration of (due) rites; and turn unto us (in Mercy); for Thou art the Oft-Returning Most-Merciful. (Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 128) 112All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 113. “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 ‘mut-taqqin’).” (Qur’an : al-Furqan: 25: 74) 113All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 114. "Our Lord! pour out constancy on us and make our steps firm; Help us against those that reject faith." (Qur’an: Baqarah: 2:250) 114All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 115. “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) 115All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
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    • 117. “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) 117All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 118. "Our Lord! Give us good in this world and good in the Hereafter and save us from the torment of the fire!" (Qur’an : al-Baqarah: 2 : 201) 118All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 119. “(May) Allah grant His Reward upon Muhammad, salutations of Allah and Peace be upon him and his family, in accordance with what he deserves (in Allah’s knowledge & estimation).” 119All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 120. And salutations of Allah and Peace be upon our Leader Muhammad, and upon His household and Companions . 120All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 121. ”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.” (Qur’an : Saffat: 37 : 180-182) 121All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
    • 122. “Grant us (these our supplication), by Your Mercy, (O Allah, You are) the Most Merciful of those who show Mercy!” 122All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
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