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FROM PREVIOUS LESSONS
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,
MOST
COMPASSIONATE,
MOST MERCIFUL

FARDHU’AIN: CONDUCTED BY
USTAZ ZHULKEFLEE H...
FROM PREVIOUS LESSONS

“Allah” : Arabic proper noun; name for God, it refers
to the One and Only, the Unique Creator, Lord...
FROM PREVIOUS LESSONS

“Muhammad s.a.a.w.” : Arabic name meaning “the
Praised One”; he is the Chosen, Unlettered Prophet,
...
All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
IIMAN
Belief
Faith
Conviction

‘AMAL
[Islam]
Submission
Obedience
Practice

IHSAN
Best or
Righteous
Conduct

Faith without...
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,
MOST
COMPASSIONATE,
MOST MERCIFUL

THE SECOND ASPECT REQUIRED IN THE ATTESTATION TO
THE ABSOLUTE ONE...
“Do they seek for other than the Religion of Allah?―While all
creatures in the heavens and on earth have willing, or unwil...
All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
“Now then, for that (reason), call (them to the Faith), and
stand steadfast as thou art commanded nor follow thou
their va...
The word “Islam”

- literally means “surrender;

submission”. When added with the prefix “al” ( definite
article“the” - to...
So “how does one begin to submit to Allah’s will”?

This was succinctly enumerated by Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.
in what is r...
Islam is built upon Five (pillars):
[1] To bear witness that there is no god except
Allah, and that Muhammad is the
Messen...
Islam is built upon Five (pillars):
[1] To bear witness that there is no god except
Allah, and that Muhammad is the
Messen...
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,
MOST COMPASSIONATE,
MOST MERCIFUL

THE second PILLAR OF ISLAM IN PRACTICALIZING OBEDIENCE TO
THE MES...
All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,
MOST COMPASSIONATE,
MOST MERCIFUL

All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
And (remember) when thy Lord drew forth from the Children of
Adam― from their loins― their descendants, and made them
test...
All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
“ I have only created jinns and men, that they may serve
(worship) Me – LIYA’-BU-DUUN. No sustenance do I require
of them ...
The innermost purpose of the creation of all rational beings is
their cognition (ma’rifah) of the existence of God and, he...
“The verse that follows shows, this spiritual call (“ worship”) does
not arise from any supposed “need” on the part of the...
All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
“O mankind, worship your Lord (A’-BUDUU-ROB-BAKUM), who
created you and those before you, that you may become
righteous (o...
Unlike some other religion where worship entails offerings
to their ‘deities’ on altars, in Islam Allah s.w.t. is
remindin...
TAQWA
From the word root

“WAU-QAF-YA” - we have:

“WI-QAA-YA” meaning – “to safeguard; shelter; shield;
take care from; p...
TAQWA
The usual translation into English is ‘reverential fear of Allah’,
which may convey some aspect of it, yet the full ...
#۱
If you are wearing an
overflowing robe, how
would you walk through
upon a road full of
bushes of thorns ?

PARABLE
OF W...
#۲

It would not be a problem to walk upon this road this wide isn’t it?
2 metres

Suppose you
are shown
this lighted
path...
#۲

But now knowing the reality of where
you really are, how would you be walking upon it?
2 metres

PARABLE
OF
‘ACROPHOBI...
"Verily I am Allah: there is no god but I: (FA’-BUD-NEE)
so serve thou Me, (only) and establish regular prayer
(Swolah) fo...
• “Man” –

‘ insaan ’ is prone to

“forgetfulness” -

‘nis-yaan’.

• Here (As-Swolah), is the remedy lest we become
forget...
• Are we not the servant / slave of Allah?

• If so, then how do we serve or worship Him?

All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee...
• Commandment –

- means “to establish,

put upright or erect, build, ” which shares the
same root as the word –

- meanin...
All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
“If anyone withdraws himself from remembrance
of Most Gracious, We appoint for him an evil one
to be an intimate companion...
• It is clear that Muslims who do not uphold and
consistently perform their obligatory Swolah
inevitably fall prey into fo...
All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
“ Enjoin prayer (SWOLAH) on thy people (family),
and be patient and constant therein. We ask thee
not to provide sustenanc...
Such is the importance of Swolah that we are
to enjoin it upon our family too, no matter if it
may be difficult, we have t...
“But there came after them successors who neglected
prayer (SWOLAH) and pursued desires; so they are
going to meet evil (D...
“But after them there followed a posterity who missed
prayers (swolah) and followed after lusts: soon, then
will they face...
This ‘Swolah’ in fact is the Allah’s gift of
spiritual nourishment for our own soul and
eternal well-being. We will reap f...
“The head of the matter is Al-Islam;
its pillar is the (obligatory) prayer i.e. Swolah;
and its highest pinnacle is Jihad ...
“The Swolah is pillar of the religion, whosoever establishes it,
establishes the religion; and whosoever destroys it,
dest...
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“O You who are leaders ! Verily, I consider to be the
most important duty (of leaders) , which must be
carried out diligen...
“Between the man and disbelief (KUFR) is
the abandonment of the prayer (SWOLAH).”

(Hadith reported by Ahmad, Ibnu Majah, ...
“ And be ye not like those who forgot Allah; and He
made them forget their own selves (souls)! Such are the
rebellious tra...
“Not equal are the Companions of the Fire and the
Companions of the Garden: it is the Companions of
the Garden, that will ...
Most often “SWOLAH” is translated as “prayer” – but this is
not accurate, because in Islam there are two kinds of prayer:
...
Most often “SWOLAH” is translated as “prayer” – but this is
not accurate, because in Islam there are two kinds of prayer:
...
“(Establish you) Swolah (in the way or manner which)
you see me (do the) swolah.”
(Hadith narrated by Bukhary and Muslim)
...
“ set up regular prayers (Swolah) : for such prayers (Swolah)
are enjoined on believers at stated times.”
(Qur’an: An-Nisa...
There are 5 obligatory Swolah daily:
[1] Subuh or Fajr (at dawn)
[2] Zuhr (mid-afternoon)*
[3] ‘Asr (late-afternoon)
[4] M...
Ta’rif (definition)
From the point of view of Syara’ (legal) which is descriptive:

“It consists of some recitations and a...
Ta’rif (definition)
Its “Haqiqat” (Reality) is defined as:

“ Presenting our entire self to Allah, with reverential fear t...
Ta’rif (definition)
“Ruh al-Swolah” i.e. the Essence or Spirit of Swolah is defined:
”Communion (Tawajjuh) of our entire s...
“Swolah” is such a special act of devotion,
because:
[a] Its commandment bestowed through a special miracle –
Isra’ wal- M...
“Swolah” is such a special act of devotion,
because:
[b] It encapsulates every acts of worship performed
especially by the...
“Swolah” is such a special act of devotion,
because:
[c] It is an intimate and personal communion, as a response
to the in...
“Swolah” is such a special act of devotion,
because:
[d] Amongst its miracle is that, there is consensus amongst
every Mus...
“Swolah” is such a special act of devotion,
because:
[e] And thus there is not one single moment, but there will
always be...
“Swolah” is such a special act of devotion,
because:
[f] It is in a Muslim swolah that the manner of worship to
God is tru...
CORROBORATION

Abraham a.s. is recorded to have prayed. And the
manner of his praying was described in the Bible:

“Then A...
CORROBORATION

Moses and Aaron a.s. is recorded to have prayed.
And the manner of his praying was described in the
Bible:
...
CORROBORATION

Jesus a.s. is recorded to have prayed. And the
manner of his praying was described in the Bible:
“Then Jesu...
“Swolah” is such a special act of devotion,
because:
[g] Although preferably swolah is to be performed in
congregation in ...
“Swolah” is such a special act of devotion,
because:
[h] Through it, Allah s.w.t. guarantees His divine help
leading to re...
“Nay seek (Allah's) help with patient perseverance (SwOBR’)
and prayer (SWOLAH): it is indeed hard, except to those who
ar...
“And establish Regular Prayer (SWOLAH) : for Prayer
restrains from shameful and unjust deeds; and
(DZIKRULLAH) remembrance...
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“And thus have We willed you to be a community
of the middle way (UMMATAN WASOTAN) [i.e.
justly balanced], so that [with y...
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“Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah; and those who
are with him are strong against Unbelievers, (but)
compassionate amongs...
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“... This is their similitude in the Torah; and their
similitude in the Gospel is: like a seed which sends forth
its blade...
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“ ... and We appointed the Qiblah to which thou wast used,
only to test those who followed the Messenger from those
who wo...
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KA’ABA
In BAKKA (MAKKAH)

AFRICA

FOCUS ON THE MIDDLE-EAST
CROSS-ROAD CONNECTING
THREE MAJOR CONTINENTS
All R...
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In BAKKA (MAKKAH)

AFRICA

FOCUS ON THE MIDDLE-EAST
CROSS-ROAD CONNECTING
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All R...
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In BAKKA (MAKKAH)

AFRICA

FOCUS ON THE MIDDLE-EAST
CROSS-ROAD CONNECTING
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All R...
“The Believers must (eventually) win through (i.e. to
become truly successful: FALAH) . Those who humble
themselves (KHAA-...
“And who (strictly) guard their prayers (SWOLAH).”
(Qur’an: al-Mu’minun: 23: 9)

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“The first deeds of the servant of Allah that will be
checked and accounted for on Judgement Day will be
his ‘SWOLAH’, it ...
“(What separates) Between a person and disbelief (KUFR),
is the discarding or the abandonment of (his performing
the oblig...
Once the Prophet [pbuh] asked his companions “Do you
believe that dirt can remain on a person bathing five times a
day in ...
“… Verily the five (obligatory prayer) SWOLAH removes
sins in the same way that water removes the filth.”
(Hadith reported...
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”Truly Allah loves those who turn unto Him, and loves those
who have a care for cleanliness (purity). “
(Qur’an: Baqarah: ...
” O children of Adam! wear your beautiful apparel at
every time and place of prostration (i.e. MASJIDIN ). ”
(Qur’an: A’ra...
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and as a place for prostration (masjidan); thus wherever a
...
“ set up regular prayers (SWOLAH): for such prayers are
enjoined on believers at stated times (MAW-QUU-TA).”
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  1. 1. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL -’ RA H H DIT A S LE S IB F J 11 O N # O “A BEGINNERS’ COURSE ON ISLAM” IL [a] Lessons on Fardhu ‘Ain in English for Adults conducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail “ARKAAN AL-ISLAM” Pillars of Islam (Submission) SWOLAH (OBLIGATORY DAILY PRAYER) Every Friday night @ 8pm – 10pm Wisma Indah, 450 Changi Road, #02-00 next to Masjid Kassim IT CAN ALSO BE A REFRESHER COURSE FOR MUSLIM PARENTS, EDUCATORS, IN CONTEMPORARY SINGAPORE. OPEN TO ALL For further information and registration contact E -mail : ad.fardhayn.sg@gmail.com or +65 81234669 / +65 96838279 Using textbook & curriculum he has developed especially for Muslim converts and young Adult English-speaking Muslims. “To seek knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim (male & female)” All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) UPDATED 22 NOVEMBER 2013 1
  2. 2. FROM PREVIOUS LESSONS IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL FARDHU’AIN: CONDUCTED BY USTAZ ZHULKEFLEE HJ ISMAIL LESSONS FROM TEXTBOOK “Beginners’ Manual on Islam” (The basic message of Islam) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) 2
  3. 3. FROM PREVIOUS LESSONS “Allah” : Arabic proper noun; name for God, it refers to the One and Only, the Unique Creator, Lord Sustainer of the Universe, Who Alone is God – there is none besides Allah. No equivalent translation in non-Semitic language. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  4. 4. FROM PREVIOUS LESSONS “Muhammad s.a.a.w.” : Arabic name meaning “the Praised One”; he is the Chosen, Unlettered Prophet, the servant and Messenger of Allah, the Awaited Seal of Prophethood after whom there will be no more prophet sent. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
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  6. 6. IIMAN Belief Faith Conviction ‘AMAL [Islam] Submission Obedience Practice IHSAN Best or Righteous 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 (2013)
  7. 7. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL THE SECOND ASPECT REQUIRED IN THE ATTESTATION TO THE ABSOLUTE ONENESS OF ALLAH (TAU HEED) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  8. 8. “Do they seek for other than the Religion of Allah?―While all creatures in the heavens and on earth have willing, or unwilling, bowed to His Will (accepted Islam), and to Him shall they all be brought back.” (Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 83) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
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  10. 10. “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) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  11. 11. The word “Islam” - literally means “surrender; submission”. When added with the prefix “al” ( definite article“the” - to denote a name) it refers to the essential traits of this religion signifying an external manifestation of one’s inner conviction, belief (iiman) towards “obedience to the will of Allah”. The true meaning of “believe” or “iiman” is : “to be convinced in one’s heart/mind (Qolb); and declare with one’s tongue, and practice deeds in accordance with its pillars ” All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  12. 12. So “how does one begin to submit to Allah’s will”? This was succinctly enumerated by Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. in what is referred to as : the Pillars of Islam (Arkaan-ul-Islaam). All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  13. 13. Islam is built upon Five (pillars): [1] To bear witness that there is no god except Allah, and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah; [2] And to establish the (Daily obligatory) Swolah; [3] And pay out the Zakah (tax on wealth); [4] And to make pilgrimage (Hajj) to the House) for those who has the means to (do) it; [5] And to Fast (daily) in Ramadhan. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  14. 14. Islam is built upon Five (pillars): [1] To bear witness that there is no god except Allah, and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah; [2] And to establish the (Daily obligatory) Swolah; [3] And pay out the Zakah (tax on wealth); [4] And to make pilgrimage (Hajj) to the House) for those who has the means to (do) it; [5] And to Fast (daily) in Ramadhan. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  15. 15. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL THE second PILLAR OF ISLAM IN PRACTICALIZING OBEDIENCE TO THE MESSAGE OF THE ABSOLUTE ONENESS OF ALLAH (TAUHEED) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
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  17. 17. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  18. 18. And (remember) when thy Lord drew forth from the Children of Adam― from their loins― their descendants, and made them testify concerning themselves, (saying): "Am I not your Lord (ROBB-Who cherishes and sustains you)?“― They said: "Yea! we do testify!“ (This), lest ye should say on the Day of Judgment: "of this we were unaware.” (Qur’an: A’raf: 7: 172) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
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  20. 20. “ I have only created jinns and men, that they may serve (worship) Me – LIYA’-BU-DUUN. No sustenance do I require of them nor do I require that they should feed Me. For Allah is He Who gives (all) Sustenance― Lord of Power, Steadfast (forever).” (Qur’an: Dzaariyat : 51: 56-58) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  21. 21. The innermost purpose of the creation of all rational beings is their cognition (ma’rifah) of the existence of God and, hence, their conscious willingness to conform their own existence to whatever they perceive of His will and plan : It is this two-fold concept “cognition and willingness” that gives the deepest meaning to what the Qur’an describes as ” worship” (‘ibadah) …. (Muhammad Asad @Leopold Weiss – “Message of the Qur’an” ) ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND SUBMISSION All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  22. 22. “The verse that follows shows, this spiritual call (“ worship”) does not arise from any supposed “need” on the part of the Creator, Who is self-sufficient and infinite in His power, but is designed as an instrument for the inner development of the worshipper, who, by the act of his conscious self-surrender to the all-pervading Creative Will, may hope to come closer to an understanding of the Will and, thus, closer to God Himself.” (Muhammad Asad @Leopold Weiss – “Message of the Qur’an” ) ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND SUBMISSION All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
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  24. 24. “O mankind, worship your Lord (A’-BUDUU-ROB-BAKUM), who created you and those before you, that you may become righteous (or god-fearing - TAT-TA-QUUUN) [He] who made for you the earth a bed [spread out] and the sky a ceiling and sent down from the sky, rain and brought forth thereby fruits as provision for you. So do not attribute to Allah equals* while you know [that there is nothing similar to Him].” (Qur’an:Baqarah: 2: 21-22) * Others as partners; rivals, associates, etc. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  25. 25. Unlike some other religion where worship entails offerings to their ‘deities’ on altars, in Islam Allah s.w.t. is reminding us that He has no need for us, whereas we all stand in need of Him. In truth, it is Allah s.w.t. Who sustains, nourishes and continuously provides for us. Shouldn’t we be grateful? What do you think would be the repercussion towards those who are ungrateful? Shouldn’t we fear? All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  26. 26. TAQWA From the word root “WAU-QAF-YA” - we have: “WI-QAA-YA” meaning – “to safeguard; shelter; shield; take care from; precaution; avert; etc.” Thus the implication is “to have regard or being conscious of Allah such that we are especially cautious (by safeguarding ourselves and our deeds from all sins), so as not to incur His wrath and punishment.” All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  27. 27. TAQWA The usual translation into English is ‘reverential fear of Allah’, which may convey some aspect of it, yet the full understanding of this term still evades many. I prefer to use term “the ‘consciousness of Allah’, which entails factors which lead to true obedience to Allah s.w.t. and His Messenger Muhammad s.a.w. obedience to what Allah ordered and staying away from what Allah forbade. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  28. 28. #۱ If you are wearing an overflowing robe, how would you walk through upon a road full of bushes of thorns ? PARABLE OF WALKING IN THORNY PATHWAY All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  29. 29. #۲ It would not be a problem to walk upon this road this wide isn’t it? 2 metres Suppose you are shown this lighted path …. PARABLE OF ‘ACROPHOBIA’ All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  30. 30. #۲ But now knowing the reality of where you really are, how would you be walking upon it? 2 metres PARABLE OF ‘ACROPHOBIA’ All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  31. 31. "Verily I am Allah: there is no god but I: (FA’-BUD-NEE) so serve thou Me, (only) and establish regular prayer (Swolah) for My Remembrance.” (Qur’an: TaHa: 20:14) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  32. 32. • “Man” – ‘ insaan ’ is prone to “forgetfulness” - ‘nis-yaan’. • Here (As-Swolah), is the remedy lest we become forgetful and heedless ! All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  33. 33. • Are we not the servant / slave of Allah? • If so, then how do we serve or worship Him? All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  34. 34. • Commandment – - means “to establish, put upright or erect, build, ” which shares the same root as the word – - meaning: • “straightness; sincerity; rectitude; integrity, true; authentic, consistent,” etc. • And ‘Swolah’ is prescribed as the basis (pillars) for our daily ‘remembrance’ of our ROBB (Lord, God, Sustainer). All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
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  36. 36. “If anyone withdraws himself from remembrance of Most Gracious, We appoint for him an evil one to be an intimate companion to him (QOREEN). Such (evil ones) really hinder them from the Path but they think that they are being guided aright! “ (Qur’an: Zukhruf: 49: 36-37) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  37. 37. • It is clear that Muslims who do not uphold and consistently perform their obligatory Swolah inevitably fall prey into following Satan’s footsteps, drawn into sins, due to the temptations and the glitters of the love for the world. • To help any Muslims in whatever problems they face, reminding them to keep to fulfilling their most important obligation – Swolah – is crucial. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
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  39. 39. “ Enjoin prayer (SWOLAH) on thy people (family), and be patient and constant therein. We ask thee not to provide sustenance: We provide it for thee. But the (fruit of) the Hereafter is for Righteousness.” (Qur’an: TaHa: 20: 132) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  40. 40. Such is the importance of Swolah that we are to enjoin it upon our family too, no matter if it may be difficult, we have to patiently strive upon this – not to be complacent nor lax. Allah SWT also gave us a warning – which we all must be fearful of being afflicted : All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  41. 41. “But there came after them successors who neglected prayer (SWOLAH) and pursued desires; so they are going to meet evil (Destruction)― “ (Qur’an: Mariam: 19: 59) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  42. 42. “But after them there followed a posterity who missed prayers (swolah) and followed after lusts: soon, then will they face Destruction― WE SEEK REFUGE IN“ALLAH FROM THIS ! (Qur’an: Mariam: 19: 59) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  43. 43. This ‘Swolah’ in fact is the Allah’s gift of spiritual nourishment for our own soul and eternal well-being. We will reap from its benefit in this world and shall fully benefit from its fruits (of eternal reward) in the Hereafter. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  44. 44. “The head of the matter is Al-Islam; its pillar is the (obligatory) prayer i.e. Swolah; and its highest pinnacle is Jihad (striving with utmost) in the way of Allah.” (Hadith reported by Muslim) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  45. 45. “The Swolah is pillar of the religion, whosoever establishes it, establishes the religion; and whosoever destroys it, destroys the religion.” (Hadith narrated by Baihaqy from ‘Umar r.a.) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
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  47. 47. “O You who are leaders ! Verily, I consider to be the most important duty (of leaders) , which must be carried out diligently, is : in the matter of SWOLAH. Whosoever neglects his (duty of) Swolah, more so would he neglect his other duties. There is no share (of goodness) in Islam for those who discard As-Swolah” (Hadith reported by Malik) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  48. 48. “Between the man and disbelief (KUFR) is the abandonment of the prayer (SWOLAH).” (Hadith reported by Ahmad, Ibnu Majah, Abu Dawud and Muslim) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  49. 49. “ And be ye not like those who forgot Allah; and He made them forget their own selves (souls)! Such are the rebellious transgressors (FAASIQUN)!” (Qur’an: Hashr: 59:19) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  50. 50. “Not equal are the Companions of the Fire and the Companions of the Garden: it is the Companions of the Garden, that will achieve Felicity.” (Qur’an: Hashr: 59:20) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  51. 51. Most often “SWOLAH” is translated as “prayer” – but this is not accurate, because in Islam there are two kinds of prayer: [a] Non-specific prayer, communicating with Allah to make requests, supplication etc. termed “du’a”. Can be said in any language, at any time and on any occasion. 51 All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  52. 52. Most often “SWOLAH” is translated as “prayer” – but this is not accurate, because in Islam there are two kinds of prayer: [b] Specific form of devotion or prayer termed “SWOLAH” : a prescribed form of worship as shown by the Prophet Muhammad [pbuh] comprising of: (1) Intention ; (2) Recitation; and (3) Action or postures. 52 All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  53. 53. “(Establish you) Swolah (in the way or manner which) you see me (do the) swolah.” (Hadith narrated by Bukhary and Muslim) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  54. 54. “ set up regular prayers (Swolah) : for such prayers (Swolah) are enjoined on believers at stated times.” (Qur’an: An-Nisa’: 4:103) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  55. 55. There are 5 obligatory Swolah daily: [1] Subuh or Fajr (at dawn) [2] Zuhr (mid-afternoon)* [3] ‘Asr (late-afternoon) [4] Maghrib (after sunset) [5] Isha’ (night) On Friday, it is compulsory for every male Muslims who are not ‘ musaafir’ (a traveler), to attend and perform the Juma’at congregational prayer (conducted with sermon), replacing their daily Zuhr’. 55 All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  56. 56. Ta’rif (definition) From the point of view of Syara’ (legal) which is descriptive: “It consists of some recitations and actions, beginning with glorification (Takbir), and is concluded with Salaam (greeting of Peace) – with which we worship Allah (formal devotion) by complying with all its fixed conditions.” 56 All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  57. 57. Ta’rif (definition) Its “Haqiqat” (Reality) is defined as: “ Presenting our entire self to Allah, with reverential fear towards Him, as well as instilling in our self, sense of esteem towards His Glory and Greatness, as well as towards His Absolute and Perfect Power” 57 All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  58. 58. Ta’rif (definition) “Ruh al-Swolah” i.e. the Essence or Spirit of Swolah is defined: ”Communion (Tawajjuh) of our entire self, with hope and complete reliance towards Allah, with humility in His presence and sincerity, be it in our Dzikr (utterances of His remembrance), Du’a (supplications) and praises (Glorification of Him).” 58 All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  59. 59. “Swolah” is such a special act of devotion, because: [a] Its commandment bestowed through a special miracle – Isra’ wal- Mi’raj. 59 All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  60. 60. “Swolah” is such a special act of devotion, because: [b] It encapsulates every acts of worship performed especially by the angels. 60 All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  61. 61. “Swolah” is such a special act of devotion, because: [c] It is an intimate and personal communion, as a response to the invitation to have audience with the Compassionate and Merciful, Lord of all creation – directly, without any intermediary. Shouldn’t we cherish and honour this privilege and priceless opportunity which Allah Himself has granted upon us Muslims (only) through our Prophet Muhammad s.a.a.w. ? 61 All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  62. 62. “Swolah” is such a special act of devotion, because: [d] Amongst its miracle is that, there is consensus amongst every Muslim regarding how generally it is to be performed, and the teaching of it has been continuously upheld and transmitted through an unbroken chain in every generation of Muslims, since our Prophet’s time. Others do not have such devotions as this – and is constantly being manifested daily as symbol of Muslims’ adherence to “Al-Islam”. 62 All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  63. 63. “Swolah” is such a special act of devotion, because: [e] And thus there is not one single moment, but there will always be Muslims engaged in Swolah on this earth. When we consider only the “ADZAN” (call to prayer) alone, we’ll be amazed that as an observable phenomenon, it is proclaimed right across the globe from East to West, continuously from one time-zone to the next, as the day and night unwind. 63 All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  64. 64. “Swolah” is such a special act of devotion, because: [f] It is in a Muslim swolah that the manner of worship to God is truly reflected as similar to that of previous Prophets before Prophet Muhammad s.a.a.w., – standing, bowing, prostrating etc. which serves also, as effective reminder to the People of the Book and others. 64 All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  65. 65. CORROBORATION Abraham a.s. is recorded to have prayed. And the manner of his praying was described in the Bible: “Then Abram (Abraham) fell on his face …” (Genesis : 17 : 3) 65 All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  66. 66. CORROBORATION Moses and Aaron a.s. is recorded to have prayed. And the manner of his praying was described in the Bible: “Then Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly to the door of the tent of meeting, and fell on their faces …” (Numbers 20: 6) 66 All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  67. 67. CORROBORATION Jesus a.s. is recorded to have prayed. And the manner of his praying was described in the Bible: “Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, ‘Sit here while I go yonder to pray….. And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, ‘My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt’ ” (Mathew:26:36-40) 67 All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  68. 68. “Swolah” is such a special act of devotion, because: [g] Although preferably swolah is to be performed in congregation in mosques, yet it can actually be performed by Muslims anywhere on earth, as long as the place is free of filth and does not cause harm or impede the rights of others. 68 All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  69. 69. “Swolah” is such a special act of devotion, because: [h] Through it, Allah s.w.t. guarantees His divine help leading to real success for those who patiently persevere in Allah’s way and guard it, as revealed in the Qur’an: 69 All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  70. 70. “Nay seek (Allah's) help with patient perseverance (SwOBR’) and prayer (SWOLAH): it is indeed hard, except to those who are humble (KHAA-SHI-’EEN).” (Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 45) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  71. 71. “And establish Regular Prayer (SWOLAH) : for Prayer restrains from shameful and unjust deeds; and (DZIKRULLAH) remembrance of Allah is the greatest (thing in life) without doubt.” (Qur’an: Ankabut: 29: 45) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
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  73. 73. “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) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
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  75. 75. “Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah; and those who are with him are strong against Unbelievers, (but) compassionate amongst each other. Thou wilt see them (RUKU’) bow and (SUJD’) prostrate themselves (in prayer) seeking Grace from Allah and (His) Good Pleasure. On their faces are their marks, (being) the traces of their prostration....” (Qur’an: Ahzab: 33: 29) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
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  77. 77. “... This is their similitude in the Torah; and their similitude in the Gospel is: like a seed which sends forth its blade, then makes it strong; it then becomes thick and it stands on its own stem (filling) the sower with wonder and delight. As a result, it fills the Unbelievers with rage at him. Allah has promised those among them who believe and do righteous deeds Forgiveness and a great Reward..” (Qur’an: Ahzab: 33: 29) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
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  80. 80. “ ... and We appointed the Qiblah to which thou wast used, only to test those who followed the Messenger from those who would turn on their heels (from the faith). Indeed it was (a change) momentous (a grievous or heavy thing) except to those guided by Allah. And never would Allah make your faith of no effect. For Allah is to all people most surely full of kindness, Most Merciful..“ All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) (Qur’an: al- Baqarah: 2:143)
  81. 81. EUROPE ASIA KA’ABA In BAKKA (MAKKAH) AFRICA FOCUS ON THE MIDDLE-EAST CROSS-ROAD CONNECTING THREE MAJOR CONTINENTS All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  82. 82. EUROPE ASIA KA’ABA In BAKKA (MAKKAH) AFRICA FOCUS ON THE MIDDLE-EAST CROSS-ROAD CONNECTING THREE MAJOR CONTINENTS All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  83. 83. EUROPE ASIA KA’ABA In BAKKA (MAKKAH) AFRICA FOCUS ON THE MIDDLE-EAST CROSS-ROAD CONNECTING THREE MAJOR CONTINENTS All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  84. 84. “The Believers must (eventually) win through (i.e. to become truly successful: FALAH) . Those who humble themselves (KHAA-SHI’UUN) in their prayers (SWOLAH); “ (Qur’an: al-Mu’minun: 23: 1-2) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  85. 85. “And who (strictly) guard their prayers (SWOLAH).” (Qur’an: al-Mu’minun: 23: 9) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
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  87. 87. “The first deeds of the servant of Allah that will be checked and accounted for on Judgement Day will be his ‘SWOLAH’, it will be thoroughly looked at. If it is found to be good, then he would be deemed successful; but if it is found to be wanting (deficient), then all his (other) deeds would be deemed useless and (he would become) a loser.” (Hadith reported by At- Tabrany from Anas r.a.) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  88. 88. “(What separates) Between a person and disbelief (KUFR), is the discarding or the abandonment of (his performing the obligatory prayer) SWOLAH” (Hadith reported by Ahmad, Ibnu Majah, Abu Dawud and Muslim) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  89. 89. Once the Prophet [pbuh] asked his companions “Do you believe that dirt can remain on a person bathing five times a day in a stream running in front of his door?” “No!” replied the companions, “No dirt can remain on his body.” The Prophet [pbuh] then remarked, “So exactly similar is the effect of SWOLAH offered five times a day. With the Grace of Allah, it washes away all the sins …” (Hadith reported by Muslim) 89 All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  90. 90. “… Verily the five (obligatory prayer) SWOLAH removes sins in the same way that water removes the filth.” (Hadith reported by Muslim) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
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  92. 92. ”Truly Allah loves those who turn unto Him, and loves those who have a care for cleanliness (purity). “ (Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 222) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  93. 93. ” O children of Adam! wear your beautiful apparel at every time and place of prostration (i.e. MASJIDIN ). ” (Qur’an: A’raf: 7: 31) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  94. 94. “(Allah has) made for me the (whole surface of the) earth pure and as a place for prostration (masjidan); thus wherever a person finds himself to be, let him perform his swolah at that place which he can find (himself to be).” (Hadith reported by Bukhary Muslim and Ahmad) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  95. 95. “ set up regular prayers (SWOLAH): for such prayers are enjoined on believers at stated times (MAW-QUU-TA).” (Qur’an: An-Nisa’: 4:103) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  96. 96. “now shall We turn thee to a direction ( QIBLAH ) that shall please thee. Turn then thy face in the direction of the Sacred Mosque (in Makkah); wherever ye are turn your faces in that direction.” (Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 141) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  97. 97. LAA – HAU-LA - WA-LAA QUW-WATA IL-LA BIL-LAAH ‘There is no strength nor power except with Allah.’ All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  98. 98. "O my Lord! make me one who establishes regular Prayer, and also (raise such) among my offspring (who establish regular Prayer) O our Lord! and accept Thou my Supplication. "O our Lord! cover (us) with Thy Forgiveness― for me, my parents, and (all) Believers, on the Day that the Reckoning will be established!" (Qur’an: Ibrahim: 14: 40-41) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  99. 99. "Our Lord! Grant unto us spouses and offspring who will be the comfort of our eyes and give us (the grace) to lead the righteous." (Qur’an: Furqan: 25: 74) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  100. 100. “And may the Salutations of Allah and peace be upon our Leader Muhammad and his family and Companions. And all praises belongs to Allah, Lord Sustainer of the worlds.” All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
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