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IN THE NAME OF ALLAH     LESSON# 15                              ( 3 July 2012 )                         MOST COMPASSIONAT...
RECAP PREVIOUS LESSONAll Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
RECAP PREVIOUS LESSON                    By retracing our life, we start with understanding                    our basic n...
NAFS al-AMMARAH        AD-DEENUL-ISLAM                                                           (Commanding self)        ...
ALLAH                      RASULULLAH                                             AL-QUR’AN      HEREAFTER                ...
RASULULLAH              ALLAH                                                       AHLIL-BAYTIHI                         ...
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•      These, on the following charts, are the general overview of                    whom we need to relate with our “ADA...
APPENDIX                                            RASULULLAH              ALLAH                                         ...
RELATIONSHIP IN WORKING LIFE                                             ALLAH                                          “....
APPENDIX                                            RASULULLAH              ALLAH                                         ...
APPENDIX                                            RASULULLAH              ALLAH                                         ...
APPENDIX                                            RASULULLAH              ALLAH                                         ...
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• What is your ambition in life?              • Is it ambition that leads to your career or your                   career ...
TEACHERS                                                   ROLE-MODELS                                                    ...
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“And [tell them that] I have not created the invisible                           beings and men to any end other than that...
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“HAS THERE [not] been an endless span of time before                           man [appeared - a time] when he was not yet...
“[Now,] behold, for those who deny the truth We have                         readied chains and shackles, and a blazing fl...
All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
“O YOU who have attained to faith! Shall I point out to                       you a bargain that will save you from grievo...
All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
“[If you do so,] He will forgive you your sins, and [in the life                     to come] will admit you into gardens ...
All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
“[But] do you think that you could enter paradise                           without having suffered like those [believers]...
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“LET IT NOT deceive thee that those who are bent on                           denying the truth seem to be able to do as t...
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All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
“It is He (Allah) Who has sent amongst the Unlettered                          a messenger (Muhammad) from among themselve...
All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
“and [to cause this message to spread] from them                            unto other people as soon as they come into co...
All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
“Whomsoever that Allah wishes for him goodness, He will                     make him a FAQIH (learned) in matters of the  ...
“Whosoever sets out upon the path in which to seek knowledge                     (‘ILMA), Allah will make easy for him the...
EXCERPTS FROM FARDHU-’AIN COURSEAll Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
EXCERPTS FROM FARDHU-’AIN COURSEAll Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
“Now then, for that (reason), call (them to the Faith), and                      stand steadfast as thou art commanded nor...
SHA-HAA-DAH                            “declaration; make manifest; witness;                            testimony; give ev...
ASH-HADU – AN- LAA-ILAA-HA IL-LALLAAH                             I bear witness, that there is no god except Allah       ...
WA-ASH-HADU – AN-NA- MUHAM-MADAR –                                         ROSUU-LULLAAH                                  ...
“O ye who believe! Give your response to Allah and His                    Messenger, when He calls you to that which will ...
“And thus have We willed you to be a community of the middle                  way (ummatan wasotan) [i.e. justly balanced]...
”This is the way of thy Lord, leading straight: We have detailed                 the Signs for those who receive admonitio...
And say: "Work (righteousness): soon will Allah observe your                 work, and His Messenger and the Believers: so...
“And when Allah guides a single person (to Islam),                          through you (with your sincere effort), (the r...
“Among the believers are men who have [always] been true                     to what they have vowed before Allah: Of them...
TO CONTINUE …..All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
TO CONTINUE …..All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
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External                                                    Loss of Adab (B)                        Internal              ...
(C)                                                                           Rise / election of                          ...
(C)                                                                                                             Rise / ele...
(C)                                                                                                     Rise / election of...
      With the “loss of Adab”, even the knowledge of who the              true leaders and scholars is lost, and the conf...
Prof. Syed Muhammad Naquib Al-Attas :                  “The learned and wise among Muslims must use constant              ...
EPISTEMOLOGY               Thus, perspective of Education in Islam can be defined:               “... Recognition and ackn...
BRIEF RE-CAP OF PREVIOUS TOPICAll Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
THE OVER-ARCHING ROLE                                                   AD-DA-‘I WAD-DA’WAH                               ...
“O ye who believe! Obey Allah and obey the Messenger                       and those charged with authority from among you...
“If ye differ in anything among yourselves, refer it to Allah                       and His Messenger * if ye do believe i...
“(There are) two groups in society, that when they are both                    good (righteous) then society will be good ...
“Verily, the likeness of the Islamic scholars (‘ulama’) upon the                  earth is like the stars in the sky which...
“(Honour) My successors, may Allah s.w.t. be Merciful towards                   them!.” He was asked: “Who are your succes...
“He is not from my Ummah (community),                                           One who do not respect our elders, or     ...
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"Verily Allah does not remove knowledge from the                    (hearts of the) people, rather he takes away knowledge...
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“When a trust (AMANAH)is neglected,                             then wait for the time (of its destruction).”             ...
“If anyone contends with the Messenger even after guidance has               been plainly conveyed to him, and follows a p...
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,                         MOST                         COMPASSIONATE,                         MOST MER...
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,                         MOST                         COMPASSIONATE,                         MOST MER...
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,                         MOST                         COMPASSIONATE,                         MOST MER...
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,                         MOST                         COMPASSIONATE,                         MOST MER...
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,                         MOST                         COMPASSIONATE,                         MOST MER...
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,                         MOST                         COMPASSIONATE,                         MOST MER...
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,                         MOST                         COMPASSIONATE,                         MOST MER...
SUB-HAA-NALLAAH! To understand this parable, which actually was          based upon a real incident that happened in our P...
Some of the hidden enemies of Islam, known as Munaafiquun          (Hypocrites) from Bani Ghanam, knew the importance of m...
Thus Allah s.w.t. revealed their dangerous plot and warned the Muslims          of their evil scheme. This mosque, which A...
To imagine that Islam does not have enemies today, who are mounting          strategies against it and organizing activiti...
In fact, as there are much more munaafiquun today if compared to the          time of the Prophet s.a.w.,, so too will be ...
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 failure to distinguish the true from the false by using the criteria           and principles in Revelation and Propheti...
 loss of Adab and inability to know the true from the bogus           amongst leaders and scholars;            inherent ...
 love of this world and fear of others rather than being sincere               upon the Deen-ul-Islam, as Allah s.w.t. Cl...
 These factors, couple with other external factors - of forces             inimical towards Islam with their own strategi...
Allah s.w.t. gave us a prototype, a model of what a true mosque             (or any Islamic institution), requiring three ...
(A) TAQWA                   (Piety - Consciousness of Allah with awe & reverential fear)                   This should be...
(A) TAQWA                   (Piety - Consciousness of Allah with awe & reverential fear)                   Borrowing heav...
•     TAQWA                   (Piety - Consciousness of Allah with awe & reverential fear)                    How can Taq...
(A) TAQWA                   (Piety - Consciousness of Allah with awe & reverential fear)                   If it is not t...
“Never set foot in such a place!”                                                    (Qur’an: Taubah: 9: 108)             ...
“Never set foot in such a place!”                                                    (Qur’an: Taubah: 9: 108)             ...
(B) As-SWOLAH                 (Devotional prayer)              The main activity of a mosque is for As-Swolah. Thus its n...
(B) As-SWOLAH                 (Devotional prayer)              Yet, in the above verse, choosing the appropriate mosque i...
(B) As-SWOLAH                 (Devotional prayer)              As our model is "Masjid Quba" or also referred to as "Masj...
(B) As-SWOLAH                 (Devotional prayer)              The main program being As-Swolah, which if performed with ...
(B) As-SWOLAH                 (Devotional prayer)                   many other educative approaches following the Sunnah ...
(B) As-SWOLAH                 (Devotional prayer)              “And thus have We willed you to be a community of the middl...
(C) AL-MU-TOH-HIREEN                 (Those who make themselves pure)                     “-[a house of worship] wherein t...
(C) AL-MU-TOH-HIREEN                 (Those who make themselves pure)              What really makes an institution or or...
(C) AL-MU-TOH-HIREEN                 (Those who make themselves pure)                   So if we truly want to assess qua...
(C) AL-MU-TOH-HIREEN                 (Those who make themselves pure)              Alas, in some mosques or Islamic insti...
(C) AL-MU-TOH-HIREEN                 (Those who make themselves pure)              These, obviously are pious or God-fear...
(C) AL-MU-TOH-HIREEN                 (Those who make themselves pure)                   It is sad, such quality may now b...
TO BE CONTINUED -All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2012
IMPORTANT DU’A                               ALLAA-HUM-MA – ARI-NAL-HAQ-QA - HAQ-QAN                                      ...
All welcome to visit my web-blog:                   http://an-naseehah.blogspot.com/                   http://introduction...
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LESSONS ON ISLAMIC
CONCEPT OF ADAB
By: Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail


SPREADING THE MESSAGE AND MERCY OF AL-ISLAM “THE LEGACY”

IDENTIFYING THE MAIN PROBLEM FACING THE UMMAH

DA’WAH : THE PROPHETIC LEGACY

PARABLE : MASJID DHIRAARA

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  1. 1. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH LESSON# 15 ( 3 July 2012 ) MOST COMPASSIONATE MOST MERCIFUL. Every Wednesday night @ 8pm 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 (2012) 1
  2. 2. RECAP PREVIOUS LESSONAll Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
  3. 3. 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 (2012)
  4. 4. 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 (2012)
  5. 5. 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 (2012)
  6. 6. RASULULLAH ALLAH AHLIL-BAYTIHI ASHAABIHI AL-QUR’AN HEREAFTER AS-SUNNAH IMAM MADZAAHIB TIME AL-‘ULAMA KNOWLEDGE TEACHERS PARENTS 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 WORLD 7All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
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  8. 8. • These, on the following charts, are the general overview of whom we need to relate with our “ADAB” to – while we are in this world. To know their places and accord them their due. • It is suggested that for which ever lessons, mind-map should be drawn and annotated wherever relevant as we go along. The subject matter may seem disparate, but actually they are interconnected wholistically – i.e. connected to the Divine Plan. For “we are in the world but not of this world.” • WaAllaahu a’lam.All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
  9. 9. APPENDIX RASULULLAH ALLAH AHLIL-BAYTIHI ASHAABIHI AL-QUR’AN HEREAFTER AS-SUNNAH IMAM MADZAAHIB HISTORY TIME AL-‘ULAMA AD-DA’WAH ANCESTORS KNOWLEDGE TEACHERS MUJAAHID SIBLINGS PARENTS SPOUSE IN-LAWS CLASSMATES BODY SELF HEART CHILDREN FRIENDS TONGUE HEALTH DESIRE CO-WORKERS MIND WEALTH EMPLOYER/EMPLOYEE AL-UMMAH STATUS FELLOW MUSLIMS NEIGHBOURS AMBITIONS NGO’s/GO’s NON-MUSLIMS THE WORLD 10All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
  10. 10. RELATIONSHIP IN WORKING LIFE ALLAH “.. fulfil (all) obligations” RASULULLAH (Qur’an: Maidah : 5: 1) HEREAFTER TIME KNOWLEDGE TEACHERS PARENTS SPOUSE SELF CHILDREN FRIENDS HEALTH CO-WORKERS EMPLOYER/EMPLOYEE STATUS AMBITION WEALTH BE RESPONSIBLE TOWARDS ALL CONTRACTS AND OBLIGATIONS “Be conscious of Allah (TAQWA) wherever you may be,... (Hadith of the Prophet reported by Tabrani) THE WORLDAll Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
  11. 11. APPENDIX RASULULLAH ALLAH AHLIL-BAYTIHI ASHAABIHI AL-QUR’AN HEREAFTER AS-SUNNAH IMAM MADZAAHIB HISTORY HISTORY TIME AL-‘ULAMA AD-DA’WAH ANCESTORS KNOWLEDGE TEACHERS MUJAAHID SIBLINGS PARENTS SPOUSE IN-LAWS CLASSMATES BODY SELF HEART CHILDREN FRIENDS TONGUE HEALTH DESIRE CO-WORKERS MIND WEALTH EMPLOYER/EMPLOYEE AL-UMMAH STATUS FELLOW MUSLIMS NEIGHBOURS AMBITIONS NGO’s/GO’s NON-MUSLIMS THE WORLD 12All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
  12. 12. APPENDIX RASULULLAH ALLAH AHLIL-BAYTIHI ASHAABIHI AL-QUR’AN HEREAFTER AS-SUNNAH IMAM MADZAAHIB HISTORY ANCESTORS HISTORYKNOWLEDGE TIME AL-‘ULAMA TEACHERS AD-DA’WAH MUJAAHID SIBLINGS PARENTS SPOUSE IN-LAWS CLASSMATES BODY SELF HEART CHILDREN FRIENDS TONGUE HEALTH DESIRE CO-WORKERS MIND EMPLOYER/EMPLOYEE STATUS AL-UMMAH AMBITION STATUS WEALTH WEALTH FELLOW MUSLIMS NEIGHBOURS AMBITIONS NGO’s/GO’s NON-MUSLIMS THE WORLD 13All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
  13. 13. APPENDIX RASULULLAH ALLAH AHLIL-BAYTIHI ASHAABIHI AL-QUR’AN HEREAFTER AS-SUNNAH IMAM MADZAAHIB HISTORY ANCESTORS HISTORYKNOWLEDGE TIME AD-DA’WAH AL-‘ULAMA TEACHERS MUJAAHID SIBLINGS PARENTS SPOUSE IN-LAWS CLASSMATES BODY SELF HEART CHILDREN FRIENDS TONGUE HEALTH DESIRE CO-WORKERS MIND EMPLOYER/EMPLOYEE STATUS AL-UMMAH AMBITION STATUS WEALTH WEALTH FELLOW MUSLIMS NEIGHBOURS AMBITIONS NGO’s/GO’s NON-MUSLIMS THE WORLD 14All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
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  15. 15. • What is your ambition in life? • Is it ambition that leads to your career or your career that leads to your ambition? • What do we really want in life? • Do we have a choice? Am I in control? • Are my ambition consistent with my true aim in life? • How do I re-align my career ambition towards conforming with my life aim?All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
  16. 16. TEACHERS ROLE-MODELS CAREER GUIDES MEDIA SCHOOL STREAMING AWARENESS ACQUAINTANCE OF HISTORY SELF FRIENDS RELIGION DESIRES FAMILY ECONOMIC INTEREST CIRCUMSTANCES SOCIAL / POLITICAL AWARENESS Actually we are all seeking after SUB-CULTURE “HAPPINESS” … but what is happiness?All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
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  19. 19. “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)
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  21. 21. “HAS THERE [not] been an endless span of time before man [appeared - a time] when he was not yet a thing to be thought of? Verily, it is We who have created man out of a drop of sperm intermingled, so that We might try him [in his later life]: and therefore We made him a being endowed with hearing and sight. Verily, We have shown him the way: [and it rests with him to prove himself] either grateful or ungrateful.” (Qur’an: al-Insan: 76: 1-3)All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
  22. 22. “[Now,] behold, for those who deny the truth We have readied chains and shackles, and a blazing flame [whereas,] behold, the truly virtuous shall drink from a cup flavoured with the calyx of sweet-smelling flowers:” (Qur’an: al-Insan: 76: 4-5)All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
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  24. 24. “O YOU who have attained to faith! Shall I point out to you a bargain that will save you from grievous suffering [in this world and in the life to come]? You are to believe in Allah and His Messenger, and to strive hard in Allahs cause with your possessions and your lives: this is for your own good - if you but knew it!” (Qur’an: Saff: 61: 10-11)All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
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  26. 26. “[If you do so,] He will forgive you your sins, and [in the life to come] will admit you into gardens through which running waters flow, and into goodly mansions in [those] gardens of perpetual bliss: that [will be] the triumph supreme! And [withal, He will grant you] yet another thing that you dearly love: succour from Allah [in this world], and a victory soon to come: and [thereof, O Prophet,] give thou a glad tiding to all who believe.” (Qur’an: Saff: 61: 12-13)All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
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  28. 28. “[But] do you think that you could enter paradise without having suffered like those [believers] who passed away before you? Misfortune and hardship befell them, and so shaken were they that the messenger, and the believers with him, would exclaim, "When will Allahs succour come?" Oh, verily, Allahs succour is [always] near!” (Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 214)All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
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  30. 30. “LET IT NOT deceive thee that those who are bent on denying the truth seem to be able to do as they please on earth: it is [but] a brief enjoyment, with hell thereafter as their goal - and how vile a resting-place! whereas those who remain conscious of their Sustainer shall have gardens through which running waters flow, therein to abide: a ready welcome from Allah. And that which is with Allah is best for the truly virtuous.-” (Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 19-197)All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
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  33. 33. “It is He (Allah) Who has sent amongst the Unlettered a messenger (Muhammad) from among themselves, to rehearse to them His Signs, to sanctify them, and to instruct them in Scripture and Wisdom― although they had been, before, in manifest error― .“ (Qur’an: Jumu’ah: 62: 2)All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
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  35. 35. “and [to cause this message to spread] from them unto other people as soon as they come into contact with them: for He alone is almighty, truly wise! Such is Allahs bounty: He grants it to anyone who is willing [to receive it]: for Allah is limitless in His great bounty.“ (Qur’an: Jumu’ah: 62: 3-4)All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
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  37. 37. “Whomsoever that Allah wishes for him goodness, He will make him a FAQIH (learned) in matters of the religion(Deen); and for everything there is a pillar, and the pillar of this religion is AL-FIQH – (the profound understanding of the Deen); a learned scholar (of the Deen) is more difficult upon satan than a thousand worshippers.” (Reported by Bukhary and Muslim)All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
  38. 38. “Whosoever sets out upon the path in which to seek knowledge (‘ILMA), Allah will make easy for him the path to Paradise.” (Reported by Abu Daud & Tirmidzi)All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
  39. 39. EXCERPTS FROM FARDHU-’AIN COURSEAll Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
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  41. 41. “Now then, for that (reason), call (them to the Faith), and stand steadfast as thou art commanded nor follow thou their vain desires; but say: "I believe in the Book which Allah has sent down; and I am commanded to judge justly between you. Allah is Our Lord and your Lord. For us (is the responsibility for) Our deeds, and for you for your deeds. There is no contention between us and you. Allah will bring us together, and to Him is (Our) final goal.” (Qur’an: ash-Shura: 42: 15) EXCERPTS FROM FARDHU-’AIN COURSEAll Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
  42. 42. SHA-HAA-DAH “declaration; make manifest; witness; testimony; give evidence; attestation; attest; credential; creed; identification; martyrdom.” EXCERPTS FROM FARDHU-’AIN COURSEAll Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
  43. 43. ASH-HADU – AN- LAA-ILAA-HA IL-LALLAAH I bear witness, that there is no god except Allah EXCERPTS FROM FARDHU-’AIN COURSEAll Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
  44. 44. WA-ASH-HADU – AN-NA- MUHAM-MADAR – ROSUU-LULLAAH And I bear witness, that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah EXCERPTS FROM FARDHU-’AIN COURSEAll Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
  45. 45. “O ye who believe! Give your response to Allah and His Messenger, when He calls you to that which will give you life; and know that Allah comes in between a man and his heart, and that it is He to whom ye shall (all) be gathered.” (Qur’an: Anfaal: 8: 24) EXCERPTS FROM FARDHU-’AIN COURSEAll Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
  46. 46. “And thus have We willed you to be a community of the middle way (ummatan wasotan) [i.e. justly balanced], so that [with your lives] you might bear witness to the truth before all mankind (shuhadaa-a ‘alan-naas) , and the Messenger as a witness over you.“ (Qur’an: al- Baqarah: 2:143) EXCERPTS FROM FARDHU-’AIN COURSEAll Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
  47. 47. ”This is the way of thy Lord, leading straight: We have detailed the Signs for those who receive admonition. For them will be a Home of Peace in the presence of their Lord: He will be their Friend because they practised (righteousness).” (Qur’an: An’am: 6: 126-127) EXCERPTS FROM FARDHU-’AIN COURSEAll Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
  48. 48. And say: "Work (righteousness): soon will Allah observe your work, and His Messenger and the Believers: soon will ye be brought back to the knower of what is hidden and what is open: then will He show you the truth of all that ye did." (Qur’an: Taubah: 9: 105) EXCERPTS FROM FARDHU-’AIN COURSEAll Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
  49. 49. “And when Allah guides a single person (to Islam), through you (with your sincere effort), (the reward) for you is better than the whole world and whatever it contains.” (Hadith of the Prophet ) EXCERPTS FROM FARDHU-’AIN COURSEAll Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
  50. 50. “Among the believers are men who have [always] been true to what they have vowed before Allah: Of them some have fulfilled their obligations (with their lives), and some of them are still waiting (for its fulfillment) without having changed [their resolve] in the least.” (Qur’an: al-Ahzab: 33: 23) EXCERPTS FROM FARDHU-’AIN COURSEAll Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
  51. 51. TO CONTINUE …..All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
  52. 52. TO CONTINUE …..All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
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  54. 54. External Loss of Adab (B) Internal (A) Confusion and Error in Knowledge  It is because of (A) the confusion and error in Knowledge that lead to condition for  (B) The loss of Adab in the community. Both internally and externally. 55All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  55. 55. (C) Rise / election of False leaders External Loss of Adab (B) Internal (A) Confusion and Error in Knowledge Figure 1 The condition arising out of (A) and (B) is:  (C) “The rise of leaders who are not qualified for valid leadership of the Muslim Community, who do not possess the high moral, intellectual and spiritual standards required for Islamic leadership..” 56All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  56. 56. (C) Rise / election of False leaders External Loss of Adab (B) Internal (A) Confusion and Error in Knowledge  “These false leaders then usurped Islamic leadership, who (then) perpetuate the condition in (A) [1] above and ensure the continued control of the affairs of the Community by leaders like them who dominate in all fields.” [2] [1] The loss of Adab in the community. Thus restoration of Adab has higher priority for Adab precedes even learning. [2] Wan Mohd Nor Wan Daud’s “The Educational Philosophy and Practice of Syed Muhammad Naquib Al-Attas” (ISTAC publication 1998) p 74 57All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  57. 57. (C) Rise / election of False leaders External Loss of Adab (B) Internal (A) Confusion and Error in Knowledge “This state of perpetual confusion at all levels of societal leadership is ingeniously termed by al-Attas as the loss of adab. [1]The loss of Adab in the community. Thus restoration of Adab has higher priority for Adab precedes even learning. [2]Wan Mohd Nor Wan Daud’s “The Educational Philosophy and Practice of Syed Muhammad Naquib Al-Attas” (ISTAC publication 1998) p 74 58All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  58. 58.  With the “loss of Adab”, even the knowledge of who the true leaders and scholars is lost, and the confusion compounded.  Actually this confusion in knowledge can be corrected through Education ,  Yet, education in man cannot be truly done without his having basic “Adab” itself.  Thus the importance of restoring the “Adab” in every Muslim.  It may even have to begin by correcting their misuse of “terms” (istilah) and clarifying wrongly assumed “definition” (ta’rifat) that may have caused whatever misunderstandings. 59All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  59. 59. Prof. Syed Muhammad Naquib Al-Attas : “The learned and wise among Muslims must use constant vigilance in detecting erroneous usage in language which impinges upon semantic change in major key elements and creates general confusion and error in the understanding of Islam and of its worldview.” Quote: “The Concept of Education in Islam” pp. 37-38All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  60. 60. EPISTEMOLOGY Thus, perspective of Education in Islam can be defined: “... Recognition and acknowledgement, progressively instilled into man, of the proper places of things in the order of creation, such that it leads to the recognition and acknowledgement of the proper place of God in the order of being and existence.” Quoted from: “The Educational Philosophy and Practice of Syed Muhammad Naquib Al-Attas” by Wan Mohd Nor Wan Daud (ISTAC publication).All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  61. 61. BRIEF RE-CAP OF PREVIOUS TOPICAll Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  62. 62. THE OVER-ARCHING ROLE AD-DA-‘I WAD-DA’WAH (THE CALLER AND THE CALL) MUBALLIGH MUDAR-RIS WA MU-‘AL-LIM MURAB-BI’ - MU-AD-DIB - MURSHID MUS-LIH AD-DEEN WAL-UMMAH MUJAD-DID MUJAHID - DA’WAH BIL-LISAAN BIL-QALAAM BIL-HAAL BIS-SAYF QUDWAH HASANAH MUNAZARAH 63All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  63. 63. “O ye who believe! Obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those charged with authority from among you (ulil-’amri min-kum).” (Qur’an: An-Nisa’: 4: 59)All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  64. 64. “If ye differ in anything among yourselves, refer it to Allah and His Messenger * if ye do believe in Allah and the Last Day: that is best, and most suitable for final determination.” (Qur’an: An-Nisa’: 4: 59)All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  65. 65. “(There are) two groups in society, that when they are both good (righteous) then society will be good (righteous), but when they are corrupt, then society will be corrupt.” (Hadith reported by Abu Nu’aim)All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  66. 66. “Verily, the likeness of the Islamic scholars (‘ulama’) upon the earth is like the stars in the sky which guides (the travelers) in the darkness whether on land or sea. When they sets (at dawn) or disappear, then you might loose the way (astray).” (Hadith reported by Anas ibn Malik)All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  67. 67. “(Honour) My successors, may Allah s.w.t. be Merciful towards them!.” He was asked: “Who are your successors O Messenger of Allah?” And he said: “They are those who revive my Sunnah and teaches them to the servants of Allah.” (Hadith of the Prophet s.a.w.)All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  68. 68. “He is not from my Ummah (community), One who do not respect our elders, or One who is not merciful (kind) to our young, and one who do not know (and respect the rights of) our ‘Ulama’ (Islamic scholars).” (Hadith of our Prophet s.a.w. Reported by Tabrany)All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
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  70. 70. "Verily Allah does not remove knowledge from the (hearts of the) people, rather he takes away knowledge by taking away its people (the true scholars – ‘ULAMA), until there are no more scholars, the people then take leaders that are ignorant, and when they are asked, and give fatwas – religious rulings, (they give) without knowledge, so they misguide and are misguided.“ (Hadith reported by Ashaab as-Sunnan from Ibnu ‘Umar r.a.)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
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  72. 72. “When a trust (AMANAH)is neglected, then wait for the time (of its destruction).” Somebody ask: ‘How shall this be neglected O Messenger of Allah?’ He the replied: “When a matter (affair) is given over, not to its rightful (legitimate) person (AHLIHA), then wait for its time (of destruction).” (Hadith reported by Bukhary)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  73. 73. “If anyone contends with the Messenger even after guidance has been plainly conveyed to him, and follows a path other than that becoming to men to Faith, We shall leave him in the path he has chosen, and land him in Hell, what an evil refuge.” (Qur’an: An-Nisa’: 4: 115)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  74. 74. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. By: USTAZ ZHULKEFLEE HJ ISMAIL Expanded from talk 28 July 2011 @ Masjid Kassim Annex, for NTUMS (Nanyang Technological University Muslim Society) ISLAMIC AWARENESS PROGRAM. Parable first posted on blog MAY 26, 2008 : http://al-amthaal.blogspot.com/2008/05/parable-beware-of-masjid-dhirar-mosque.htmlAll Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  75. 75. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  76. 76. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. “And there are those who put up a mosque by way of mischief and infidelity― to disunite the Believers and in preparation for one who warred against Allah and His Messenger aforetime. They will indeed swear that their intention is nothing but good; but Allah doth declare that they are certainly liars.” (Qur’an: Taubah: 9:107)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  77. 77. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  78. 78. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. “Never stand thou forth therein. There is a mosque whose foundation was laid from the first day on piety; it is more worthy of thy standing forth (for prayer) therein. In it are men who love to be purified; and Allah loves those who make themselves pure.” (Qur’an: Taubah: 9:108)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  79. 79. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  80. 80. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. “Which then is best?― he that layeth his foundation on piety to Allah and His Good pleasure?― or he that layeth his foundation on an undermined sand-cliff ready to crumble to pieces? And it doth crumble to pieces with him, into the fire of Hell. And Allah guideth not people that do wrong.” (Qur’an: Taubah: 9:109)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  81. 81. SUB-HAA-NALLAAH! To understand this parable, which actually was based upon a real incident that happened in our Prophet Muhammads life time s.a.w., we need to know the reasons or causes for the revelation of these verses (asbaa-b al-nuzul): When Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. arrived (during the Hijrah) in Quba (outskirt of Madina) he stayed there and built the first mosque - which he referred to as the "Masjid of Taqwa" upon which was associated the building of strength of Islam through his frequent visits and Dawah .All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  82. 82. Some of the hidden enemies of Islam, known as Munaafiquun (Hypocrites) from Bani Ghanam, knew the importance of mosque as the sacred institution of Islam, also built a mosque there, pretending to be similarly advancing the cause of Islam. In reality, they were in league with one Abu Ameer, a notorious enemy who fought against the Prophet s.a.w. in Uhud and Hunain, and was then based in Syria. They built this mosque, as a base for him and their followers (the hypocrites), to promote their agenda and activity to undermine Islam and the Prophets mission, s.a.w.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  83. 83. Thus Allah s.w.t. revealed their dangerous plot and warned the Muslims of their evil scheme. This mosque, which Allah s.w.t. referred to as "Masjid Dhiraara wa Kufra" (a mosque built for mischief & infidelity) was then destroyed. WHAT LESSONS CAN WE LEARN FROM THIS ?All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  84. 84. To imagine that Islam does not have enemies today, who are mounting strategies against it and organizing activities to undermine it, is to be naivé and foolish. naiv Our Prophets s.a.w. life is to be an example of what we may also encounter. As there are undeniably, many Muslims who are hypocrites today (especially those whom we can see as displaying hatred for Islam, although yet they claimed to be Muslims), presence of Masjid Dhiraara (or institutions akin to Masjid Dhiraara) too can never be denied nor discounted.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  85. 85. In fact, as there are much more munaafiquun today if compared to the time of the Prophet s.a.w.,, so too will be the presence of such insidious (subtle, sinister & dangerous) institutions, that may have deceived many unwary Muslims, and are being built and which seems innocuous.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
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  87. 87.  failure to distinguish the true from the false by using the criteria and principles in Revelation and Prophetic Wisdom (Al-Quran was- Sunnah);  compounded by their obsession in borrowing un-Islamic standards from known enemies of Islam;  naiveté lack of hadzar (holding to precautions) in many Muslims;  easy astonishment to things foreign and disliking own traditions;  attraction to forms & systems which they favour more than principles and truth of Islam (such that they even dare to compromise these, just to be accepted as being progressive & modern);All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  88. 88.  loss of Adab and inability to know the true from the bogus amongst leaders and scholars;  inherent ignorance of the general masses amongst Muslims, which compounded the disunity and in-fighting amongst the various Muslim groups;  some of which seemingly seen as promoting Islam but in reality preferring worldly gains and self-promotion in the world-stage (using: political, economical, social or other jargons as their concern and consideration rather than continuing the mission of the Prophet in spreading Islam to all);All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  89. 89.  love of this world and fear of others rather than being sincere upon the Deen-ul-Islam, as Allah s.w.t. Clarified and commanded: “... to be sincere upon this Deen (to the extent) even though unbelievers do not like it"All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  90. 90.  These factors, couple with other external factors - of forces inimical towards Islam with their own strategies to weaken and undermine Muslims; their lending support and assistance to these munaafiquun, instigating intra-conflict amongst Muslims - makes the situation to be even worse.  In this state of affairs of the Muslims, institutions like masjid dhiraara could easily be started, planted, or even through infiltration by infusing their personnel into existing Islamic institutions.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  91. 91. Allah s.w.t. gave us a prototype, a model of what a true mosque (or any Islamic institution), requiring three important criteria. They should possess the following: “Only a house of worship founded, from the very first day, upon TAQWA (God-consciousness) is worthy of thy setting foot therein” (Qur’an: Taubah: 9: 108)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  92. 92. (A) TAQWA (Piety - Consciousness of Allah with awe & reverential fear)  This should be the foundation for any Islamic institution. Every Friday sermon without fail, Muslims are enjoined towards this.  Such is its importance, yet Muslims do not make this as basis and the foundation to many of their so-called "Islamic" institutions. There are even some mosques which pay only lip service to this message of Taqwa, if we seriously analyse their stated objective, their staff and managements orientation, their goal setting and activities.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  93. 93. (A) TAQWA (Piety - Consciousness of Allah with awe & reverential fear)  Borrowing heavily from corporate culture, Taqwa is relegated to mere labels, or even completely omitted from their mission statement; and they resemble more like community centres or social clubs, with the exception perhaps that there is As-Swolah (prayers).  Unfortunately in some, although As-Swolah is performed, even this may seem to be of less important activity, relegated as secondary or regarded as incidental or even ritual when compared to what they had planned as programs.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  94. 94. • TAQWA (Piety - Consciousness of Allah with awe & reverential fear)  How can Taqwa become its foundation? when Islamic programs leading to inculcation of Taqwa - true Islamic education, Islah and Dawah - is not seriously pursued?  A check on the understanding of what Taqwa is amongst members of the congregation/association and those who frequent the mosque/institution, would be a simple test to determine whether Taqwa is truly upheld as its foundation or not.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  95. 95. (A) TAQWA (Piety - Consciousness of Allah with awe & reverential fear)  If it is not then, we need to correct and re-orientate it to its true focus. Make Taqwa the basis for every activity - and Swolah is the pillar and program for its continuous inculcation when performed with true knowledge.  If this is opposed, undermined or treated as secondary , then it is one of the sure indication that that institution is becoming (if not has become) a masjid dhiraara.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  96. 96. “Never set foot in such a place!” (Qur’an: Taubah: 9: 108)  Allah s.w.t. uses the word "abada" which stresses the injunction "never" to become "never ever." Such is a strong commandment. We must realise that, when foundation of a mosque, or so-called Islamic institution, is not Taqwa, and it shows intent to cause mischief and even leading people away from Islam, obviously towards infidelity. For Muslim to be associated with it is forbidden.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  97. 97. “Never set foot in such a place!” (Qur’an: Taubah: 9: 108)  This "masjid dhiraara" actually aims at using unwary Muslims to support their agenda, to give credence to what they are doing, as though it is Islamic or claim to be advancing the cause of Islam.  So do not be easily deceived by labels and slogans. Beware!All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  98. 98. (B) As-SWOLAH (Devotional prayer)  The main activity of a mosque is for As-Swolah. Thus its name "masjid " is derived from "sajada" (meaning prostration). Our Prophet s.a.w. places Swolah as "imad-du- al-Deen" (the pillar of the religion).  In every Muslims activity revolves around this important practice - these must be upheld not just by mosques but any institution claiming to be Islamic (even a Muslim home).All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  99. 99. (B) As-SWOLAH (Devotional prayer)  Yet, in the above verse, choosing the appropriate mosque is conditional, and Allah s.w.t. forbade praying in "masjid dhiraara". This would include so-called Islamic institutions that have similar traits. Apart from us not becoming an accomplice to the un-Islamic scheme of such institution, it underlines the relationship of As- swolah with the overall developmental program of instilling Taqwa, which is its very foundation which must be uncompromisingly upheld.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  100. 100. (B) As-SWOLAH (Devotional prayer)  As our model is "Masjid Quba" or also referred to as "Masjid Taqwa", we should re-discover and implement the system and method of our Prophet s.a.w.  The mosque is the nerve-centre to inject and revitalise Muslims and the community with the spirit of Taqwa.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  101. 101. (B) As-SWOLAH (Devotional prayer)  The main program being As-Swolah, which if performed with correct knowledge and realization, lead by educators who would also inculcate in them with appropriate Islamic guidance (irshaada);  strengthening and deepening their conviction (iiman);  moulding of their noble character (makarim al-akhlaq); andAll Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  102. 102. (B) As-SWOLAH (Devotional prayer)  many other educative approaches following the Sunnah of our Prophet s.a.w. of tadib, talim and tarbiyyah - these approaches that has proven to possess transformative power to produce the best of people - the Khayra Ummah.  People who are capable of fulfilling the Amanah (Trust) of the Prophet of Mercy s.a.w. in elevating the Kalimah of Allah as the highest, inviting to all that is good, enjoin the doing of what is right and forbidding wrong; exuding nobility of character and with their lives to become true witnesses for all other people:All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  103. 103. (B) As-SWOLAH (Devotional prayer) “And thus have We willed you to be a community of the middle way [justly balanced], so that [with your lives] you might bear witness to the truth before all mankind, and that the Messenger might bear witness to it before you.” (Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 143)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  104. 104. (C) AL-MU-TOH-HIREEN (Those who make themselves pure) “-[a house of worship] wherein there are men desirous of growing in purity: for Allah loves all who purify themselves (MUTOHHIREEN).” (Qur’an: Taubah: 9: 108)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  105. 105. (C) AL-MU-TOH-HIREEN (Those who make themselves pure)  What really makes an institution or organization, are its constituent or members. A masjid, or mosque, is technically a place for people to gather for prostration and worship. Structure, building or architecture does not really constitute a mosque if there are no congregational prayer or worship performed there. It requires the people, the main constituent.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  106. 106. (C) AL-MU-TOH-HIREEN (Those who make themselves pure)  So if we truly want to assess quality of a mosque, it does not depend on the building proper, nor the organizational structure, but its people - those who frequent it and who actively engages in its activity there.  When the foundation of a mosque is Taqwa, the appropriate people would be people of Taqwa. We ought to be reminded that Taqwa is the criteria which Allah s.w.t. Himself uses in determining who is the most honoured amongst man.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  107. 107. (C) AL-MU-TOH-HIREEN (Those who make themselves pure)  Alas, in some mosques or Islamic institutions, Taqwa has not been regarded as an important criteria (or even some do not regard it as a criteria). Worldly attainments and academic excellence, it seems has precedence over Taqwa.  Some may argue, that it is not easy to assess Taqwa. Well Allah s.w.t. makes it easy by informing of this quality: the quality of those "men who love to be purified; and Allah loves those who make themselves pure.”All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  108. 108. (C) AL-MU-TOH-HIREEN (Those who make themselves pure)  These, obviously are pious or God-fearing people, for the meaning of pure here are : "those who constantly seek forgiveness of sins through reparation and repentance, striving with their utmost in Allahs way, patiently persevering to gain nearness to Allah."  And when Allah s.w.t. says that He loves such people, their presence indeed are source of Allahs blessings and bestowals upon everyone who are there with them.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  109. 109. (C) AL-MU-TOH-HIREEN (Those who make themselves pure)  It is sad, such quality may now be regarded by some people as archaic, traditional and therefore obsolete! LAA-HAW-LA WA-LAA QUW-WATA IL-LA BIL-LAAH.  These people (munaafiqun), their characteristics and likes are mentioned in the Qur’an by Allah – to warn us of them ..... So be forewarned !All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  110. 110. TO BE CONTINUED -All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2012
  111. 111. IMPORTANT DU’A ALLAA-HUM-MA – ARI-NAL-HAQ-QA - HAQ-QAN WAR- ZUQ-NAT - TI-BAA- ’A WA-ARI-NAL – BAA-TWILA – BAA-TWI-LAAN WAR-ZUQ-NAJ – TI –NAA - BAH “O Allah! Make us see the Truth to be true and grant us ability to follow it. And make us see Falsehood to be false and grant us the ability to reject it.”All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2012
  112. 112. All welcome to visit my web-blog: 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/ 113All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012)
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