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All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. By: USTAZ ZHULK...
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. “ And there are those who put up a mosque by way of mischief and ...
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. “ Never stand thou forth therein. There is a mosque whose foundat...
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. “ Which then is best?― he that layeth his foundation on piety to ...
<ul><li>SUB-HAA-NALLAAH ! To understand this parable, which actually was based upon a real incident that happened in our P...
<ul><li>Some of the hidden enemies of Islam, known as  Munaafiquun  (Hypocrites) from  Bani Ghanam , knew the importance o...
<ul><li>Thus Allah s.w.t. revealed their dangerous plot and warned the Muslims of their evil scheme. This mosque, which Al...
<ul><li>To imagine that Islam does not have enemies today, who are mounting strategies against it and organizing activitie...
<ul><li>In fact, as there are much more  munaafiquun  today if compared to the time of the Prophet s.a.w.,, so too will be...
All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
<ul><li>failure to distinguish the true from the false by using the criteria and principles in Revelation and Prophetic Wi...
<ul><li>loss of  Adab  and inability to know the true from the bogus amongst leaders and scholars;  </li></ul><ul><li>inhe...
<ul><li>love of this world and fear of others rather than being sincere upon the  Deen-ul-Islam , as Allah s.w.t. Clarifie...
<ul><li>These factors, couple with other external factors - of forces inimical towards Islam with their own strategies to ...
Allah s.w.t. gave us a prototype, a model of what a true mosque (or any Islamic institution), requiring three important cr...
<ul><li>TAQWA  </li></ul><ul><li>(Piety - Consciousness of Allah with awe & reverential fear) </li></ul><ul><li>This shoul...
<ul><li>TAQWA  </li></ul><ul><li>(Piety - Consciousness of Allah with awe & reverential fear) </li></ul><ul><li>Borrowing ...
<ul><li>TAQWA   </li></ul><ul><li>(Piety - Consciousness of Allah with awe & reverential fear) </li></ul><ul><li>How can  ...
<ul><li>TAQWA  </li></ul><ul><li>(Piety - Consciousness of Allah with awe & reverential fear) </li></ul><ul><li>If it is n...
<ul><li>Allah s.w.t. uses the word &quot; abada &quot; which stresses the injunction &quot; never &quot; to become &quot; ...
<ul><li>This &quot; masjid dhiraara &quot; actually aims at using unwary Muslims to support their agenda, to give credence...
<ul><li>(B)  As-SWOLAH  </li></ul><ul><li>(Devotional prayer) </li></ul><ul><li>The main activity of a mosque is for  As-S...
<ul><li>(B)  As-SWOLAH  </li></ul><ul><li>(Devotional prayer) </li></ul><ul><li>Yet, in the above verse, choosing the appr...
<ul><li>(B)  As-SWOLAH  </li></ul><ul><li>(Devotional prayer) </li></ul><ul><li>As our model is &quot; Masjid Quba &quot; ...
<ul><li>(B)  As-SWOLAH  </li></ul><ul><li>(Devotional prayer) </li></ul><ul><li>The main program being  As-Swolah , which ...
<ul><li>(B)  As-SWOLAH  </li></ul><ul><li>(Devotional prayer) </li></ul><ul><li>many other educative approaches following ...
(B)  As-SWOLAH  (Devotional prayer) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) “ And thus have We willed you to be ...
(C) AL-MU-TOH-HIREEN  (Those who make themselves pure) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) “ -[a house of wo...
<ul><li>(C) AL-MU-TOH-HIREEN  </li></ul><ul><li>(Those who make themselves pure) </li></ul><ul><li>What really makes an in...
<ul><li>(C) AL-MU-TOH-HIREEN  </li></ul><ul><li>(Those who make themselves pure) </li></ul><ul><li>So if we truly want to ...
<ul><li>(C) AL-MU-TOH-HIREEN  </li></ul><ul><li>(Those who make themselves pure) </li></ul><ul><li>Alas, in some mosques o...
<ul><li>(C) AL-MU-TOH-HIREEN  </li></ul><ul><li>(Those who make themselves pure) </li></ul><ul><li>These, obviously are pi...
<ul><li>(C) AL-MU-TOH-HIREEN  </li></ul><ul><li>(Those who make themselves pure) </li></ul><ul><li>It is sad, such quality...
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<ul><li>REFLECTION: </li></ul><ul><li>Today, leaders are chosen by people based on their ability to impress and dazzle oth...
<ul><li>REFLECTION: </li></ul><ul><li>It is frightening that Islamic values and principle in ascertaining the rightful lea...
TASAWWUR ISLAM All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) “ And whenever he is told, &quot;Be conscious of Allah ( ...
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<ul><li>REFLECTION: </li></ul><ul><li>From being a  Muslim , actually one has to strive towards being true believer –  Mu’...
“ When it is said to them: &quot;Come to what Allah hath revealed and to the Messenger&quot;: thou sees the  Hypocrites  (...
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  1. 1. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) 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. http://al-amthaal.blogspot.com/2008/05/parable-beware-of-masjid-dhirar-mosque.html Parable first posted on blog MAY 26, 2008 :
  2. 2. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  3. 3. 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)
  4. 4. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  5. 5. 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)
  6. 6. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  7. 7. 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)
  8. 8. <ul><li>SUB-HAA-NALLAAH ! To understand this parable, which actually was based upon a real incident that happened in our Prophet Muhammad's life time s.a.w., we need to know the reasons or causes for the revelation of these verses ( asbaa-b al-nuzul ): </li></ul><ul><li>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 &quot; Masjid of Taqwa &quot; upon which was associated the building of strength of Islam through his frequent visits and Da'wah . </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  9. 9. <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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 Prophet's mission, s.a.w. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  10. 10. <ul><li>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 &quot; Masjid Dhiraara wa Kufra &quot; (a mosque built for mischief & infidelity) was then destroyed. </li></ul>WHAT LESSONS CAN WE LEARN FROM THIS ? All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  11. 11. <ul><li>To imagine that Islam does not have enemies today, who are mounting strategies against it and organizing activities to undermine it, is to be naiv é and foolish. </li></ul><ul><li>Our Prophet's 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. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  12. 12. <ul><li>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. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
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  14. 14. <ul><li>failure to distinguish the true from the false by using the criteria and principles in Revelation and Prophetic Wisdom ( Al-Qur'an was-Sunnah ); </li></ul><ul><li>compounded by their obsession in borrowing un-Islamic standards from known enemies of Islam; </li></ul><ul><li>naiveté lack of hadzar (holding to precautions) in many Muslims; </li></ul><ul><li>easy astonishment to things foreign and disliking own traditions; </li></ul><ul><li>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'); </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  15. 15. <ul><li>loss of Adab and inability to know the true from the bogus amongst leaders and scholars; </li></ul><ul><li>inherent ignorance of the general masses amongst Muslims, which compounded the disunity and in-fighting amongst the various Muslim groups; </li></ul><ul><li>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); </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  16. 16. <ul><li>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: </li></ul><ul><li>“ ... to be sincere upon this Deen (to the extent) </li></ul><ul><li>even though unbelievers do not like it&quot; </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  17. 17. <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  18. 18. 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: All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) “ 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 )
  19. 19. <ul><li>TAQWA </li></ul><ul><li>(Piety - Consciousness of Allah with awe & reverential fear) </li></ul><ul><li>This should be the foundation for any Islamic institution. Every Friday sermon without fail, Muslims are enjoined towards this. </li></ul><ul><li>Such is its importance, yet Muslims do not make this as basis and the foundation to many of their so-called &quot; Islamic &quot; 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. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  20. 20. <ul><li>TAQWA </li></ul><ul><li>(Piety - Consciousness of Allah with awe & reverential fear) </li></ul><ul><li>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). </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  21. 21. <ul><li>TAQWA </li></ul><ul><li>(Piety - Consciousness of Allah with awe & reverential fear) </li></ul><ul><li>How can Taqwa become its foundation? when Islamic programs leading to inculcation of Taqwa - true Islamic education, Islah and Da'wah - is not seriously pursued? </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  22. 22. <ul><li>TAQWA </li></ul><ul><li>(Piety - Consciousness of Allah with awe & reverential fear) </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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 . </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  23. 23. <ul><li>Allah s.w.t. uses the word &quot; abada &quot; which stresses the injunction &quot; never &quot; to become &quot; never ever .&quot; 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. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) “ Never set foot in such a place!” ( Qur’an: Taubah: 9: 108 )
  24. 24. <ul><li>This &quot; masjid dhiraara &quot; 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. </li></ul><ul><li>So do not be easily deceived by labels and slogans. Beware! </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) “ Never set foot in such a place!” ( Qur’an: Taubah: 9: 108 )
  25. 25. <ul><li>(B) As-SWOLAH </li></ul><ul><li>(Devotional prayer) </li></ul><ul><li>The main activity of a mosque is for As-Swolah . Thus its name &quot; masjid &quot; is derived from &quot; sajada &quot; (meaning prostration). Our Prophet s.a.w. places Swolah as &quot; imad-du- al-Deen &quot; (the pillar of the religion). </li></ul><ul><li>In every Muslim's 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). </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  26. 26. <ul><li>(B) As-SWOLAH </li></ul><ul><li>(Devotional prayer) </li></ul><ul><li>Yet, in the above verse, choosing the appropriate mosque is conditional, and Allah s.w.t. forbade praying in &quot; masjid dhiraara &quot;. 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. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  27. 27. <ul><li>(B) As-SWOLAH </li></ul><ul><li>(Devotional prayer) </li></ul><ul><li>As our model is &quot; Masjid Quba &quot; or also referred to as &quot; Masjid Taqwa &quot;, we should re-discover and implement the system and method of our Prophet s.a.w. </li></ul><ul><li>The mosque is the nerve-centre to inject and revitalise Muslims and the community with the spirit of Taqwa . </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  28. 28. <ul><li>(B) As-SWOLAH </li></ul><ul><li>(Devotional prayer) </li></ul><ul><li>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 ); </li></ul><ul><li>strengthening and deepening their conviction ( iiman ); </li></ul><ul><li>moulding of their noble character ( makarim al-akhlaq ); and </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  29. 29. <ul><li>(B) As-SWOLAH </li></ul><ul><li>(Devotional prayer) </li></ul><ul><li>many other educative approaches following the Sunnah of our Prophet s.a.w. of ta'dib , ta'lim and tarbiyyah - these approaches that has proven to possess transformative power to produce the best of people - the ' Khayra Ummah .' </li></ul><ul><li>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: </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  30. 30. (B) As-SWOLAH (Devotional prayer) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) “ 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 )
  31. 31. (C) AL-MU-TOH-HIREEN (Those who make themselves pure) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) “ -[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 )
  32. 32. <ul><li>(C) AL-MU-TOH-HIREEN </li></ul><ul><li>(Those who make themselves pure) </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  33. 33. <ul><li>(C) AL-MU-TOH-HIREEN </li></ul><ul><li>(Those who make themselves pure) </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  34. 34. <ul><li>(C) AL-MU-TOH-HIREEN </li></ul><ul><li>(Those who make themselves pure) </li></ul><ul><li>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 . </li></ul><ul><li>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 &quot; men who love to be purified; and Allah loves those who make themselves pure .” </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  35. 35. <ul><li>(C) AL-MU-TOH-HIREEN </li></ul><ul><li>(Those who make themselves pure) </li></ul><ul><li>These, obviously are pious or God-fearing people, for the meaning of pure here are : &quot; those who constantly seek forgiveness of sins through reparation and repentance, striving with their utmost in Allah's way, patiently persevering to gain nearness to Allah .&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>And when Allah s.w.t. says that He loves such people, their presence indeed are source of Allah's blessings and bestowals upon everyone who are there with them. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  36. 36. <ul><li>(C) AL-MU-TOH-HIREEN </li></ul><ul><li>(Those who make themselves pure) </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>These people, their characteristics and likes are mentioned in the Qur’an by Allah – to warn us of them ..... So be forewarned ! </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  37. 37. ALLAH’S WARNING REGARDING SOME PEOPLE CLAIMING TO BE MUSLIMS TASAWWUR ISLAM All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  38. 38. TASAWWUR ISLAM ATTITUDE OF THE ‘MUNAAFIQUUN’ All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) “ Now there is a kind of man whose views on the life of this world may please thee greatly, and [the more so as] he cites Allah as witness to what is in his heart and is, moreover, exceedingly skilful in argument.” ( Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 204 )
  39. 39. TASAWWUR ISLAM All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) “ But whenever he prevails, he goes about the earth spreading corruption and destroying [man's] tilth and progeny: and God does not love corruption.” ( Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 205 ) ATTITUDE OF THE ‘MUNAAFIQUUN’
  40. 40. <ul><li>REFLECTION: </li></ul><ul><li>Today, leaders are chosen by people based on their ability to impress and dazzle others with their speeches. </li></ul><ul><li>Even those with better character, outstanding moral qualities, proven ability to serve, etc. may simply be ‘passed-over’ by such people who can mesmerised others. They may even claim to religiosity and piety; exceedingly skilful in imitating the learned with information they may read in books and internet; and with their social skills they often manoeuvre and position themselves amongst religious groups seeking to gain ‘credentials’ through such associations. </li></ul>TASAWWUR ISLAM All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) ATTITUDE OF THE ‘MUNAAFIQUUN’
  41. 41. <ul><li>REFLECTION: </li></ul><ul><li>It is frightening that Islamic values and principle in ascertaining the rightful leadership of the Muslims have been replaced with the secular culture of “ corporate governance ”, where economic consideration and pragmatism is unashamedly embraced over ethical-religious consideration. </li></ul><ul><li>“ TAQWA ” or any references towards adhering to Islamic principles are regarded as orthodox, antiquated and irrelevant to their “ progressive ”, “ open-minded ”, “liberal” and “ moderate ” religiosity (as though coining a new type of ‘Islam’, whatever that means!). </li></ul>TASAWWUR ISLAM All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) ATTITUDE OF THE ‘MUNAAFIQUUN’
  42. 42. TASAWWUR ISLAM All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) “ And whenever he is told, &quot;Be conscious of Allah ( TAQWA ),&quot; his false pride drives him into sin: wherefore hell will be his allotted portion-and how vile a resting-place! ” ( Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 206 ) ATTITUDE OF THE ‘MUNAAFIQUUN’
  43. 43. TASAWWUR ISLAM All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) ATTITUDE OF THE ‘MUNAAFIQUUN’
  44. 44. “ Hast thou not observed those who assert that they believe in that which hath been sent down unto thee and that which hath been sent down before thee desiring to go to TAGHUT (the devil) for judgement, whereas they have been commanded to disbelieve in him; and Satan desires to lead them far astray.” ( Qur’an: Nisa’: 4: 60 ) TASAWWUR ISLAM All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) ATTITUDE OF THE ‘MUNAAFIQUUN’
  45. 45. <ul><li>REFLECTION: </li></ul><ul><li>From being a Muslim , actually one has to strive towards being true believer – Mu’-meen . Without which, hypocrisy ( NIFAQ ) may afflict such Muslim - especially when they lack sincerity towards Allah and the Prophet s.a.a.w. </li></ul><ul><li>Such people would inwardly rejects Islam and its teachings, preferring other “ - isms ”, ways or rules, even when these are contrary to the Islamic principles. Their ignorance of Islam would be obvious yet, they may styled themselves as being well-read, intellectual and ‘ knowledgeable ’ on the subject of Islam. </li></ul>TASAWWUR ISLAM All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) ATTITUDE OF THE ‘MUNAAFIQUUN’
  46. 46. “ When it is said to them: &quot;Come to what Allah hath revealed and to the Messenger&quot;: thou sees the Hypocrites ( Munafiqun ) , avert their faces from thee in disgust.” ( Qur’an: Nisa’: 4: 61 ) TASAWWUR ISLAM All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) ATTITUDE OF THE ‘MUNAAFIQUUN’
  47. 47. TASAWWUR ISLAM All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) ATTITUDE OF THE ‘MUNAAFIQUUN’
  48. 48. “ Of the people there are some who say: &quot;We believe in Allah and the Last Day&quot; but they do not (really) believe. Fain would they deceive Allah and those who believe, but they only deceive themselves, and realize (it) not! In their hearts is a disease; and Allah has increased their disease and grievous is the penalty they (incur), because they are false (to themselves). ” ( Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 8-10 ) TASAWWUR ISLAM All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) ATTITUDE OF THE ‘MUNAAFIQUUN’
  49. 49. “ When it is said to them: &quot;Make not mischief on the earth&quot;, they say: &quot;Why, we only want to make peace!&quot; ( Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 11 ) TASAWWUR ISLAM All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) ATTITUDE OF THE ‘MUNAAFIQUUN’
  50. 50. “ When it is said to them: &quot;Believe as the others believe&quot; they say: &quot;Shall we believe as the fools believe?&quot; Nay, of a surety they are the fools, but they do not know.“ ( Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 13 ) TASAWWUR ISLAM All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) ATTITUDE OF THE ‘MUNAAFIQUUN’
  51. 51. “ When they meet those who believe, they say: &quot;We believe&quot; but when they are alone with their evil ones ( SHAYAATIN – their leaders) they say: &quot;We are really with you, we (were) only jesting.“ ( Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 14 ) TASAWWUR ISLAM All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) ATTITUDE OF THE ‘MUNAAFIQUUN’
  52. 52. <ul><li>REFLECTION: </li></ul><ul><li>These Muslims, referred to as hypocrites, would outwardly insist their loyalty and affiliation is with the Muslims, yet they are merely mocking Islam. </li></ul><ul><li>They may have a hidden agenda for this, because their true loyalty is in fact with their ‘ leaders ’ whom Allah describes as their ‘ Satans ’ ( SHAYAATIN ). </li></ul>TASAWWUR ISLAM All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) ATTITUDE OF THE ‘MUNAAFIQUUN’
  53. 53. “ Allah will throw back their mockery on them and give them rope in their trespasses ( TUGHYAN ) ; so they will wander like blind ones (to and fro)” ( Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 16 ) TASAWWUR ISLAM All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) ATTITUDE OF THE ‘MUNAAFIQUUN’
  54. 54. “ These are they who have bartered guidance for error: but their traffic is profitless, and they have lost true direction.” ( Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 16 ) TASAWWUR ISLAM All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) ATTITUDE OF THE ‘MUNAAFIQUUN’
  55. 55. <ul><li>REFLECTION: </li></ul><ul><li>Although it may seem that they are successful in their scheme, having their ways infiltrating into the Muslim community and institutions, this is only because Allah has gave them temporary leeway, to test all of us mankind. </li></ul><ul><li>Yet, the reality is that they ( MUNAFIQUN ) have no true direction in life, they are astray, groping like the blind. </li></ul>TASAWWUR ISLAM All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) ATTITUDE OF THE ‘MUNAAFIQUUN’
  56. 56. “ Of those who reject faith the patrons are the TAGHUT – (Evil Ones): from light they will lead them forth into the depths of darkness. They will be companions of the fire, to dwell therein (for ever).” ( Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 257) TASAWWUR ISLAM All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) ATTITUDE OF THE ‘MUNAAFIQUUN’
  57. 57. <ul><li>REFLECTION: </li></ul><ul><li>Allah tells us that these hypocrites ( MUNAFIQUN ) and the Unbelievers ( KAFIRUN ) are in fact being led by TAGHUT , who is their WALIY (patron, protector, friend, helper, etc.). </li></ul><ul><li>When judged in the light of Islam, their life is moving along a slippery downward path into further unbelief. </li></ul><ul><li>One of the most glaring sign of the MUNAFIQUN is their ‘ intimate ’ alliance, and almost sycophantic dependence upon the help and patronage of those whom Allah had warned us to be vigilant against. </li></ul>TASAWWUR ISLAM All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) ATTITUDE OF THE ‘MUNAAFIQUUN’
  58. 58. TASAWWUR ISLAM All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  59. 59. “ O you who believe! Take not for friends and protectors those who take your religion for a mockery or sport ,― whether among those who received the Scripture before you, or among those who reject Faith; but (be conscious and) fear you Allah, if you have Faith (indeed).” ( Qur’an: Ma-idah: 5: 57 ) TASAWWUR ISLAM All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  60. 60. TASAWWUR ISLAM All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  61. 61. “ Never will the Jews or the Christians be satisfied with you unless you follow their form of religion. Say: &quot;The Guidance of Allah that is the (only) Guidance.&quot; Were you to follow their desires, after the knowledge which has reached you, then would you find neither protector nor Helper against Allah.” ( Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 120 ) TASAWWUR ISLAM All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  62. 62. TASAWWUR ISLAM All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  63. 63. “ O ye who believe! take not the Jews and the Christians for your AULIYA’ (friends, helpers, protectors, etc.): they are but friends and protectors to each other. And he amongst you that turns to them (for friendship, patronage) is of them . Verily Allah guides not a people unjust.” ( Qur’an: Ma-idah: 5: 51 ) TASAWWUR ISLAM All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  64. 64. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  65. 65. AA-MAN-TU – BIL-LAA-HIL- ‘A-ZEEM, WA-KAFAR-TU -BIL-JIB-TI – WAT- TAA-GHUUT, WAS-TAM-SAK-TU – BIL – UR-WA-TIL – WUTH-QA, LAN-FI-SWAA-MA – LA-HAA, WAL-LAA-HUS-SA-MEE-’UN- ‘A-LEEM “ I believe in Allah Most Esteemed, and I reject idol worship and evil (TAGHUT), and I holdfast to the firmest handhold that will never be shaken, for Allah Hears and Knows all things.” ( Extracted From ‘Wird-ul Latiff’ of Imam ‘Abdullah Al-Haddad ) ‘ WIRD’ TAUGHT BY OUR PROPHET MUHAMMAD صلّى الله عليه وآله وسلّم : All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  66. 66. “ O Allah! Make us see the Truth to be true and grant us the 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 (2011)
  67. 67. O our Lord! Make us to benefit from what You have taught us. O Lord! Teach us whatever that is beneficial for us. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  68. 68. O Lord! Grant upon us profound understanding, (as also grant upon) our family members. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  69. 69. And also to those in the Faith who are close to us , Amongst fellow citizens, the female and the male. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  70. 70. O Allah! Make us to be people who guide (others) and who are (always) Guided (by Your Guidance) . All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  71. 71. Not of those who are astray and who lead people astray. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  72. 72. O Allah! Guide us all with Your Guidance. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  73. 73. And make us people who hasten towards what pleases You. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  74. 74. And do not let us be protected (by others) except only with Your Protection (as our Guardian). All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  75. 75. And do not make us to be of those who differ from Your command and who are disobedient towards You. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  76. 76. And sufficient is Allah for us, for He is the Best Protector All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  77. 77. And there is no power nor strength except with Allah The Most High, the Most Esteem. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  78. 78. And salutations of Allah and Peace be upon our Leader Muhammad, and upon His household and Companions . All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  79. 79. And all the Praises belongs to Allah, Lord Sustainer of all the world All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
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