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  • 1. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))Presentation by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismailfor ”NTUMS – Nanyang TechnologicalUniversity Muslim SocietyThursday , 23 May 2013 – @ 5.30pmvenue: LT – 5N.I.E. (National Institute of Education)IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST MERCIFUL.TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAHExtract from:Extract from:
  • 2. ““And hold firmly to (And hold firmly to (HAB-LILLAAHHAB-LILLAAH) the rope of Allah all) the rope of Allah alltogether and do not become divided (together and do not become divided (LAA-TAFAR-ROQUULAA-TAFAR-ROQUU).”).”((Qur’an: Aali’Imran: 3: 103Qur’an: Aali’Imran: 3: 103))All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH
  • 3. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))ALLAH’S WARNINGALLAH’S WARNINGTADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH
  • 4. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))““And be not like a womanAnd be not like a woman who breaks into untwistedwho breaks into untwistedstrands the yarn which she has spun, after it has becomestrands the yarn which she has spun, after it has becomestrongstrong. Nor take your oaths to practise deception. Nor take your oaths to practise deceptionbetween yourselves, lest one party should be morebetween yourselves, lest one party should be morenumerous than another:numerous than another: for Allah will test you by thisfor Allah will test you by this;;and on the Day of Judgment He will certainly make clearand on the Day of Judgment He will certainly make clearto you (the truth of) that wherein ye disagree.”to you (the truth of) that wherein ye disagree.”((Qur’an: An-Nahlu: 16: 92Qur’an: An-Nahlu: 16: 92))ALLAH’S WARNINGALLAH’S WARNINGTADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH
  • 5. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))AA ROPEROPE usually has many components, sub-components etc. Each, whetherusually has many components, sub-components etc. Each, whetherstrandsstrands oror yarnyarnss oror fibersfibers etc. areetc. are woven (bound) intowoven (bound) into andand add strengthadd strength to theto theROPEROPE, as also to be themselves, as also to be themselves strengthened bystrengthened by others if they are weak.others if they are weak.As long these are attached to and linked to the source of whichAs long these are attached to and linked to the source of which the ROPEthe ROPE isisoriginally secured to, they are rightly regarded as a part of theoriginally secured to, they are rightly regarded as a part of the ROPEROPE..Thus it is important that every component know its own worth, its function andThus it is important that every component know its own worth, its function andits place. Beware ofits place. Beware of fraysfrays, and those who seek to unravel the, and those who seek to unravel the ROPEROPE (bond).(bond).COMPONENTSCOMPONENTSTADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH
  • 6. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))As long as these components are kept united, the strength of theAs long as these components are kept united, the strength of the ROPEROPE isisincreased and assured. Whereas when each component function individually,increased and assured. Whereas when each component function individually,they can never hope to sustain the load originally supported by thethey can never hope to sustain the load originally supported by the ROPEROPE..Also when one is already clinging to the onlyAlso when one is already clinging to the only ROPEROPE which one is alreadywhich one is alreadycertain to be anchored to a safe support, cling on to it. Do not be easilycertain to be anchored to a safe support, cling on to it. Do not be easilytempted to grab on to other dubious roots or vines of unknown (doubtful)tempted to grab on to other dubious roots or vines of unknown (doubtful)connection, even though they may look better, stronger, newer etc. than yourconnection, even though they may look better, stronger, newer etc. than yourROPEROPE..COMPONENTSCOMPONENTSTADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH
  • 7. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))ALLAH’S WARNINGALLAH’S WARNINGTADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH““And obey Allah and His Messenger; andAnd obey Allah and His Messenger; and do not fall intodo not fall intodisputes, lest ye lose heart and your power departdisputes, lest ye lose heart and your power depart; and be; and bepatient and persevering: for Allah is with those whopatient and persevering: for Allah is with those whopatiently persevere.”patiently persevere.”((Qur’an: Anfal: 8: 46Qur’an: Anfal: 8: 46))
  • 8. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH
  • 9. ““All who obey Allah and the Messenger are in theAll who obey Allah and the Messenger are in thecompany of those on whom is the Grace of Allahcompany of those on whom is the Grace of Allah― of― ofthe Prophets (who teach) the sincere (lovers of Truth),the Prophets (who teach) the sincere (lovers of Truth),the witnesses (who testify), and the Righteous (whothe witnesses (who testify), and the Righteous (whodo good): ah!do good): ah! How a beautiful fellowship! –(RAFEEQA)How a beautiful fellowship! –(RAFEEQA)Such is the Bounty from Allah: and sufficient is itSuch is the Bounty from Allah: and sufficient is itthat Allah knows all.”that Allah knows all.”((Qur’an: an-Nisa: 4: 69-70Qur’an: an-Nisa: 4: 69-70))All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH
  • 10. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH““O ye who believe! Obey Allah and obey the Messenger andO ye who believe! Obey Allah and obey the Messenger andthose charged with authority from among you (those charged with authority from among you (WAA-WAA-ULIL-’AMRI MIN-KUMULIL-’AMRI MIN-KUM).”).”((Qur’an: An-Nisa’: 4: 59Qur’an: An-Nisa’: 4: 59))
  • 11. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH““If ye differ in anything among yourselves, refer it to Allah and HisIf ye differ in anything among yourselves, refer it to Allah and HisMessengerMessenger ** if ye do believe in Allah and the Last Day: that is best, andif ye do believe in Allah and the Last Day: that is best, andmost suitable for final determination.”most suitable for final determination.”((Qur’an: An-Nisa’: 4: 59Qur’an: An-Nisa’: 4: 59))
  • 12. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH““If anyone contends with the Messenger even after guidance has beenIf anyone contends with the Messenger even after guidance has beenplainly conveyed to him, and follows a path other than that becoming toplainly conveyed to him, and follows a path other than that becoming tomen to Faith, We shall leave him in the path he has chosen, and land himmen to Faith, We shall leave him in the path he has chosen, and land himin Hell, what an evil refuge.”in Hell, what an evil refuge.”((Qur’an: An-Nisa’: 4: 115)Qur’an: An-Nisa’: 4: 115)ALLAH’S WARNINGALLAH’S WARNING
  • 13. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH
  • 14. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST MERCIFUL.““And those who (And those who (JAAHADUJAAHADU) strive in Our (cause),- We) strive in Our (cause),- Wewill certainly guide themwill certainly guide them to our Pathsto our Paths ((SUBUULANASUBUULANA) :) :For verily Allah is with those who do right.For verily Allah is with those who do right.””((Qur’an: Ahnkabut: 29: 69Qur’an: Ahnkabut: 29: 69))TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH
  • 15. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST MERCIFUL.““O you who have believed, (O you who have believed, (IISwSwBIRUBIRU) persevere and () persevere and (SwSwOBIRUOBIRU))endure and (endure and (ROBIROBITwTwUUUU) remain stationed (strengthening one) remain stationed (strengthening oneanother) and (be conscious of and) fear Allah (another) and (be conscious of and) fear Allah (WAT-TAQULLAAHWAT-TAQULLAAH))that you may be successful (that you may be successful (TUF-LITUF-LIHHUUNUUN).”).”((Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 200Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 200))TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH
  • 16. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST MERCIFUL.TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH
  • 17. ““O Allah! Certainly You know what is in these hearts (souls)O Allah! Certainly You know what is in these hearts (souls)We who are gathered out of our love towards You”We who are gathered out of our love towards You”All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))Extracted from “Al-Ma’thurat”Ash-Shaheed Imam Hassan al-BannaTADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH
  • 18. ““And (we who are here) meeting (one another) out of ourAnd (we who are here) meeting (one another) out of ourobedience (loyalty) to Your command; united upon (striving)obedience (loyalty) to Your command; united upon (striving)in calling (in calling (DA’WAHDA’WAH) people to You ; committed towards) people to You ; committed towardshelping the cause of upholding Your way (helping the cause of upholding Your way (SHARI’AHSHARI’AH) “) “All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))Extracted from “Al-Ma’thurat”Ash-Shaheed Imam Hassan al-BannaTADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH
  • 19. ““Make firm O Allah, in our strength (and fortification), andMake firm O Allah, in our strength (and fortification), andpreserve for us our affection, guide us upon the Righteous path “preserve for us our affection, guide us upon the Righteous path “All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))Extracted from “Al-Ma’thurat”Ash-Shaheed Imam Hassan al-BannaTADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH
  • 20. ““Fill these hearts (souls) with Your Light that never flickersFill these hearts (souls) with Your Light that never flickersnor extinguish, and expand (make ease) our task withnor extinguish, and expand (make ease) our task withoverflowing faith (overflowing faith (IIMANIIMAN) in You,“) in You,“All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))Extracted from “Al-Ma’thurat”Ash-Shaheed Imam Hassan al-BannaTADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH
  • 21. ““And beautify in us with the placing our trust (And beautify in us with the placing our trust (TAWAKKULTAWAKKUL) in You,) in You,and (make us live and) guide us with knowledge (gnosis) of You.”and (make us live and) guide us with knowledge (gnosis) of You.”All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))Extracted from “Al-Ma’thurat”Ash-Shaheed Imam Hassan al-BannaTADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH
  • 22. ““And cause us to die as true Witness (as martyrs in Your Cause).And cause us to die as true Witness (as martyrs in Your Cause).Verily, You are the best Protector, and the best Helper”Verily, You are the best Protector, and the best Helper”All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))Extracted from “Al-Ma’thurat”Ash-Shaheed Imam Hassan al-BannaTADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH
  • 23. ““O Allah! Grant us our request … and salutations and the blessingsO Allah! Grant us our request … and salutations and the blessingsof Allah we ask, with peace, upon our Master Muhammad andof Allah we ask, with peace, upon our Master Muhammad andupon his household and companions”upon his household and companions”All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))Extracted from “Al-Ma’thurat”Ash-Shaheed Imam Hassan al-BannaAA-MEENTADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH
  • 24. AND ALLAH KNOWS ALLAll Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))

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