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  • 1. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL.MOST MERCIFUL. TADZKIRAH RAMADHAN - 2013 (1434H)TADZKIRAH RAMADHAN - 2013 (1434H) Surah 2Surah 2 AL-BAQARAHAL-BAQARAH Verse 186Verse 186 LESSONS TO BE LEARNT AND EXPERIENCED IN RAMADHAN IN-HOUSE TALK FOR THE “MABUHAY CLUB”IN-HOUSE TALK FOR THE “MABUHAY CLUB” DARUL ARQAM SINGAPOREDARUL ARQAM SINGAPORE BY:BY: USTAZ ZHULKEFLEE HJ ISMAILUSTAZ ZHULKEFLEE HJ ISMAIL SINGAPURASINGAPURA 12 RAMADHAN 143412 RAMADHAN 1434 21 JULY 2013 (SUNDAY)21 JULY 2013 (SUNDAY) 5 PM @ THE GALAXY5 PM @ THE GALAXY Muslim Converts Assn. SporeMuslim Converts Assn. Spore GEYLANG, CHANGI ROADGEYLANG, CHANGI ROAD All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) PART 1PART 1
  • 2. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) ““The best amongst you is the one who learns theThe best amongst you is the one who learns the Qur’an and who teaches (it to others).”Qur’an and who teaches (it to others).” ((Hadith reported by BukharyHadith reported by Bukhary))
  • 3. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) We praise and thank Allah SWT for guiding and granting us theWe praise and thank Allah SWT for guiding and granting us the favour of being in this month of much blessings and bestowals,favour of being in this month of much blessings and bestowals, RAMARAMADHDHANAN the month in which the Qur’an was revealed in asthe month in which the Qur’an was revealed in as ((HUDAHUDA) Guidance for mankind and the () Guidance for mankind and the (BAYYINATBAYYINAT) explanation of) explanation of its Guidance, and providing us with the (its Guidance, and providing us with the (FURQANFURQAN) Criteria (to know) Criteria (to know truth from falsehood; right from wrong, good from evil etc.) . It istruth from falsehood; right from wrong, good from evil etc.) . It is marked with command for us to observe the daily fasting:marked with command for us to observe the daily fasting:
  • 4. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) ””O ye who believe! fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed toO ye who believe! fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you that ye may (learn ) self-restraint ( havingthose before you that ye may (learn ) self-restraint ( having TAQWATAQWA – i.e. state of consciousness of Allah).―”– i.e. state of consciousness of Allah).―” ((Qur’an: Baqarah: 2:183Qur’an: Baqarah: 2:183)) We praise and thank Allah SWT for guiding and granting us theWe praise and thank Allah SWT for guiding and granting us the favour of being in this month of much blessings and bestowals,favour of being in this month of much blessings and bestowals, RAMARAMADHDHANAN the month in which the Qur’an was revealed in asthe month in which the Qur’an was revealed in as ((HUDAHUDA) Guidance for mankind and the () Guidance for mankind and the (BAYYINATBAYYINAT) explanation of) explanation of its Guidance, and providing us with the (its Guidance, and providing us with the (FURQANFURQAN) Criteria (to know) Criteria (to know truth from falsehood; right from wrong, good from evil etc.) . It istruth from falsehood; right from wrong, good from evil etc.) . It is marked with command for us to observe the daily fasting:marked with command for us to observe the daily fasting:
  • 5. We are then provided with the further explanation of thisWe are then provided with the further explanation of this command – its aim, important guideline, its true purpose, etc. :command – its aim, important guideline, its true purpose, etc. : All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  • 6. We are then provided with the further explanation of thisWe are then provided with the further explanation of this command – its aim, important guideline, its true purpose, etc. :command – its aim, important guideline, its true purpose, etc. : All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) ““(Fasting) for a fixed number of days; but if any of you is ill(Fasting) for a fixed number of days; but if any of you is ill or on a journey, the prescribed number (should be made up)or on a journey, the prescribed number (should be made up) from days later. For those who can do it (with hardship) is afrom days later. For those who can do it (with hardship) is a ransom, the feeding of one that is indigent. But he that willransom, the feeding of one that is indigent. But he that will give more of his own free-will―it is better for him, and it isgive more of his own free-will―it is better for him, and it is better for you that ye fast, if ye only knew.”better for you that ye fast, if ye only knew.” ((Qur’an: Baqarah: 2:184Qur’an: Baqarah: 2:184))
  • 7. Allah SWT then highlight one of the most important aspect ofAllah SWT then highlight one of the most important aspect of RAMARAMADHDHANAN – its connection to the revelation of the Qur’an :– its connection to the revelation of the Qur’an : All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  • 8. Allah SWT then highlight one of the most important aspect ofAllah SWT then highlight one of the most important aspect of RAMARAMADHDHANAN – its connection to the revelation of the Qur’an :– its connection to the revelation of the Qur’an : All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) ””RamaRamadhdhan is the (month) in which was sent down thean is the (month) in which was sent down the Qur'an as a guide to mankind also clear (Signs) for guidanceQur'an as a guide to mankind also clear (Signs) for guidance and judgment (between right and wrong). So everyone ofand judgment (between right and wrong). So everyone of you who is present (at his home) during that month shouldyou who is present (at his home) during that month should spent it in fasting, but if anyone is ill, or on a journey, thespent it in fasting, but if anyone is ill, or on a journey, the prescribed period (should be made up) by days later”prescribed period (should be made up) by days later” ((Qur’an: Baqarah: 2:185Qur’an: Baqarah: 2:185))
  • 9. Allah SWT then highlight one of the most important aspect ofAllah SWT then highlight one of the most important aspect of RAMARAMADHDHANAN – its connection to the revelation of the Qur’an :– its connection to the revelation of the Qur’an : All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) ”” Allah intends every facility for you He does not want to putAllah intends every facility for you He does not want to put you to difficulties. (He wants you) to complete the prescribedyou to difficulties. (He wants you) to complete the prescribed period, and to glorify Him in that He has guided you; andperiod, and to glorify Him in that He has guided you; and perchance ye shall be grateful.”perchance ye shall be grateful.” ((Qur’an: Baqarah: 2:185Qur’an: Baqarah: 2:185))
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  • 11. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOSTMOST COMPASSIONATE,COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL.MOST MERCIFUL. ““When My servants (When My servants (‘I-BAAD‘I-BAAD) ask thee concerning Me,) ask thee concerning Me, (tell them) I am indeed ((tell them) I am indeed (QO-REEBQO-REEB) close (to them) …”) close (to them) …” ((Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 186Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 186)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) SURAH-BAQARAH: 2: VERSE : 186
  • 12. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOSTMOST COMPASSIONATE,COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL.MOST MERCIFUL. “…“… I respond (I respond (U-JEE-BUU-JEE-BU )) to the prayer (to the prayer ( DA’-WADA’-WA) of every suppliant) of every suppliant ((DAA-’INDAA-’IN) when he calleth on Me () when he calleth on Me (DA-’ANDA-’AN); let them also with a will); let them also with a will respond (respond (YAS-TA-JEE-BUU-LIYAS-TA-JEE-BUU-LI) to Me (i.e. to My call, command) and) to Me (i.e. to My call, command) and ((YU’-MINUUYU’-MINUU) believe in Me; that they may walk (guided) in the right) believe in Me; that they may walk (guided) in the right way (way (YAR-SHUDUUNYAR-SHUDUUN).”).” ((Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 186Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 186)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) SURAH-BAQARAH: 2: VERSE : 186
  • 13. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) SUB-HAANALLAHSUB-HAANALLAH (Glory be the Most Exalted and Transcendent Allah)(Glory be the Most Exalted and Transcendent Allah) Allah, in this verse, provides for us with a very importantAllah, in this verse, provides for us with a very important message, clarifying the question which many may have i.e.message, clarifying the question which many may have i.e. regarding our relationship (connection) to Him, especially in ourregarding our relationship (connection) to Him, especially in our intimate prayers (intimate prayers (SWOLAHSWOLAH), supplication (), supplication (DU’ADU’A) and our entire) and our entire worship or devotional in serving Him (worship or devotional in serving Him (‘IBAA-DAH‘IBAA-DAH)) In ourIn our AQEEDAHAQEEDAH (Creed), Allah cannot be equated with the(Creed), Allah cannot be equated with the likeness of creation as having forms or images etc. Yet in ourlikeness of creation as having forms or images etc. Yet in our inadequacy some seek assurance of the Divine – the Unseen, weinadequacy some seek assurance of the Divine – the Unseen, we tend to ask concerning Allah’s presence vis-à-vis ourselves.tend to ask concerning Allah’s presence vis-à-vis ourselves.
  • 14. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) It is important to note that this reply is reserved to those whomIt is important to note that this reply is reserved to those whom Allah referred to as HisAllah referred to as His ‘IBAAD‘IBAAD – “ slaves; bondsmen;– “ slaves; bondsmen; servants; devotees; worshippers; “servants; devotees; worshippers; “ And the reply firstly is the firm and positive message, that :And the reply firstly is the firm and positive message, that : Allah isAllah is QOREEBQOREEB From the root wordFrom the root word QURB - QORUBAQURB - QORUBA -- MAQRABAMAQRABA QOREEBQOREEB etc. which contain significant meanings of :etc. which contain significant meanings of : --“near; close; to be near; to come close; nearness; draw near;“near; close; to be near; to come close; nearness; draw near; intimate relationship; kinship; etc.intimate relationship; kinship; etc. It is in the sense of “It is in the sense of “close or nearnessclose or nearness” in metaphorical sense, to” in metaphorical sense, to avoid giving it anthropomorphic or idolatrous literal misinterpretation.avoid giving it anthropomorphic or idolatrous literal misinterpretation.
  • 15. Here is another verse :Here is another verse : ““And We have already created man and know what his soulAnd We have already created man and know what his soul ((NAFSNAFS) whispers to him, and We are () whispers to him, and We are (AQRABUAQRABU) closer to him) closer to him than [his] jugular vein (than [his] jugular vein (HABLUL-WAREEDHABLUL-WAREED)”)” ((Qur’an: Qaf: 50: 16Qur’an: Qaf: 50: 16)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  • 16. "(To know Allah) Think and reflect upon"(To know Allah) Think and reflect upon Allah's attributes (Allah's attributes (SIFAATSIFAAT) and do not try) and do not try to think of (reality of) His Essence (to think of (reality of) His Essence (DZATDZAT).“).“ (Hadith reported by Abu-Shaykh – al Jami’ : 134 Risalah Tauhid) And we Muslims are taught regarding ourAnd we Muslims are taught regarding our AQEEDAHAQEEDAH :: All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  • 17. A childhood riddle ….. WHICH IS CLOSER TO YOU - THE MOON OR THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA? All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) ‘‘Closeness’ may not be about physicalCloseness’ may not be about physical distance but can be a matter of perceptiondistance but can be a matter of perception or conception in terms of its meaningor conception in terms of its meaning regarding relationshipregarding relationship
  • 18. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) What is important for Muslims, is our conviction of Allah’sWhat is important for Muslims, is our conviction of Allah’s Divine relationship to us as ourDivine relationship to us as our ROBBROBB (Lord; Sustainer;(Lord; Sustainer; Cherisher); Who is intimately close to us; to Whom we areCherisher); Who is intimately close to us; to Whom we are connected at all times; Who is ourconnected at all times; Who is our WALIYYWALIYY (Guardian;(Guardian; protector; Friend)protector; Friend) ““Allah is the Helper and Protector of those who believe inAllah is the Helper and Protector of those who believe in Him: He brings them out of the depths of darkness into theHim: He brings them out of the depths of darkness into the light.”light.” ((Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 25Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 257)7)
  • 19. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) After assuring us of His nearness, the focus now is with the subject ofAfter assuring us of His nearness, the focus now is with the subject of DU’ADU’A (prayer; supplication). This highlight an important point, that(prayer; supplication). This highlight an important point, that the true satisfaction to the question asked, indeed isthe true satisfaction to the question asked, indeed is in our connectionin our connection,, how to be intimate or (how to be intimate or (TAQARRUBTAQARRUB) gaining closeness to Allah – the) gaining closeness to Allah – the Unseen Divine, Who alone is God, having no partners nor rival.Unseen Divine, Who alone is God, having no partners nor rival. Allah SWT assures us clearly also that He indeed responds to theAllah SWT assures us clearly also that He indeed responds to the DU’ADU’A , using the term, using the term IJAABAHIJAABAH – meaning– meaning “answer(ing);“answer(ing); reply(ing); response; fulfilment; granting (of request); etc.”reply(ing); response; fulfilment; granting (of request); etc.” Yet, Allah SWT here also is guiding us with His stipulation for HisYet, Allah SWT here also is guiding us with His stipulation for His servants as reminder that, they too must respond to His call or commandservants as reminder that, they too must respond to His call or command and guidance. Such then becomes a ‘relationship’.and guidance. Such then becomes a ‘relationship’.
  • 20. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) Indeed Allah SWT always respond to whoever makeIndeed Allah SWT always respond to whoever make DU’ADU’A toto Him. Even when people who do not makeHim. Even when people who do not make DU’ADU’A nor even believe innor even believe in Him too, Allah beingHim too, Allah being AR-RAHMAANAR-RAHMAAN - the Most Gracious- the Most Gracious (Compassionate) , still bestows many favours and provide for their(Compassionate) , still bestows many favours and provide for their wants and needs. Yet, their getting these do not mean they havewants and needs. Yet, their getting these do not mean they have gained nearness to Allah but may even cause themgained nearness to Allah but may even cause them to gradually goto gradually go further awayfurther away from His Mercy. This is termedfrom His Mercy. This is termed ISTIDRAJ.ISTIDRAJ.
  • 21. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) Indeed Allah SWT always respond to whoever makeIndeed Allah SWT always respond to whoever make DU’ADU’A toto Him. Even when people who do not makeHim. Even when people who do not make DU’ADU’A nor even believe innor even believe in Him too, Allah beingHim too, Allah being AR-RAHMAANAR-RAHMAAN - the Most Gracious- the Most Gracious (Compassionate) , still bestows many favours and provide for their(Compassionate) , still bestows many favours and provide for their wants and needs. Yet, their getting these do not mean they havewants and needs. Yet, their getting these do not mean they have gained nearness to Allah but may even cause themgained nearness to Allah but may even cause them to gradually goto gradually go further awayfurther away from His Mercy. This is termedfrom His Mercy. This is termed ISTIDRAJ.ISTIDRAJ. ““Let notLet not the (uninhibited) free disposal (and affluence) of the disbelieversthe (uninhibited) free disposal (and affluence) of the disbelievers throughout the landthroughout the land deceive youdeceive you. [It is but] a small enjoyment; then their. [It is but] a small enjoyment; then their [final] refuge is Hell, and wretched is the resting place.”[final] refuge is Hell, and wretched is the resting place.” ((Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 197Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 197))
  • 22. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) Whereas, foremost endeavor for a Muslim is to seek nearness toWhereas, foremost endeavor for a Muslim is to seek nearness to Allah and gain His Mercy and to please Allah (Allah and gain His Mercy and to please Allah (MARDHA-TILLAHMARDHA-TILLAH).). Thus Allah stipulatesThus Allah stipulates IIMANIIMAN (Believing; having Faith; ).(Believing; having Faith; ). For even in supplicating, there are right and wrong way, thus AllahFor even in supplicating, there are right and wrong way, thus Allah wants us to be doing it in the right way (being guided) –wants us to be doing it in the right way (being guided) – And the most important and crucial teaching of Islam isAnd the most important and crucial teaching of Islam is TAUTAUHHEEDEED (Attestation to the Absolute Oneness of God) and therefore in making(Attestation to the Absolute Oneness of God) and therefore in making DU’ADU’A withwith IIMANIIMAN must entail avoidance of every forms ofmust entail avoidance of every forms of SHIRKSHIRK (Association; setting up rivals or partners to Allah) – because(Association; setting up rivals or partners to Allah) – because DU’ADU’A isis essentialessential ‘IBAADAH.‘IBAADAH.
  • 23. AD-DU-’AA – MUAD-DU-’AA – MUKHKH--KHKHUL- ‘IBAA - DAA-TUL- ‘IBAA - DAA-T All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) ““AD-DU’AAD-DU’A (Supplication) is the marrow (essence) of(Supplication) is the marrow (essence) of AL-‘IBADAHAL-‘IBADAH (worship, servitude).”(worship, servitude).” ((Hadith reported by BukharyHadith reported by Bukhary))
  • 24. AD-DU-’AA – HU-WAL- ‘IBAA - DAA-TAD-DU-’AA – HU-WAL- ‘IBAA - DAA-T All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) ““AD-DU’AAD-DU’A (Supplication) is (itself)(Supplication) is (itself) AL-‘IBADAHAL-‘IBADAH (worship, servitude).”(worship, servitude).” ((Hadith reported by TirmidziHadith reported by Tirmidzi))
  • 25. ““Thee alone do weThee alone do we worshipworship; and unto; and unto Thee alone do weThee alone do we turn for aidturn for aid.”.” ((Qur’an: al-Fateha: 1: 5Qur’an: al-Fateha: 1: 5)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
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  • 27. SAY [O Prophet]: "O mankind! If you are in doubt as toSAY [O Prophet]: "O mankind! If you are in doubt as to what my faith iswhat my faith is, then [know that] I do not worship, then [know that] I do not worship those beings whom you worship beside Allah, butthose beings whom you worship beside Allah, but [that] I worship Allah alone[that] I worship Allah alone, who shall cause you [all], who shall cause you [all] to die: for I have been bidden to be among those whoto die: for I have been bidden to be among those who believe [in Him alone].”believe [in Him alone].” ((Qur’an: Yunus: 10: 104Qur’an: Yunus: 10: 104)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
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  • 29. ”” Hence, [O man,]Hence, [O man,] set thy face steadfastly towards theset thy face steadfastly towards the [true] faith, turning away from all that is false, and be not[true] faith, turning away from all that is false, and be not among those who ascribe divinity to aught beside Allahamong those who ascribe divinity to aught beside Allah.. Thus, do not invoke, side by side with Allah, anything thatThus, do not invoke, side by side with Allah, anything that can neither benefit thee nor harm thee: for, behold, if thoucan neither benefit thee nor harm thee: for, behold, if thou do it, thou wilt surely be among the evildoers!”do it, thou wilt surely be among the evildoers!” ((Qur’an: Yunus: 10: 105-106Qur’an: Yunus: 10: 105-106)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
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  • 31. ”” And [know that] if Allah should touch thee withAnd [know that] if Allah should touch thee with misfortune, there ismisfortune, there is none who could remove it savenone who could remove it save HimHim; and if He intends good for thee, there is; and if He intends good for thee, there is nonenone who could turn away His bountywho could turn away His bounty: He causes it to: He causes it to alight upon whomsoever He wills of His servants. Andalight upon whomsoever He wills of His servants. And He alone is truly forgiving, truly a dispenser of grace.”He alone is truly forgiving, truly a dispenser of grace.” ((Qur’an: Yunus: 10: 107Qur’an: Yunus: 10: 107)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
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  • 33. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOSTMOST COMPASSIONATE,COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL.MOST MERCIFUL. “And your Lord says: “(UD-’UU-NEE) Call on (supplicate) Me; I will answer (ASTAJEEB) your (Prayer): But those who are too arrogant (AS-TAK-BIRUUN) to serve Me (‘IBAA-DATI) will surely find themselves in Hell in humiliation!" (Qur’an: Ghafir: 40: 60) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)))
  • 34. LAY-SA – SHAY-UN – AK-RA-MA – ‘ALALLAAHILAY-SA – SHAY-UN – AK-RA-MA – ‘ALALLAAHI ‘‘AZ-ZA-WA-JAL-LA - MI-NAD-DU-’A – IAZ-ZA-WA-JAL-LA - MI-NAD-DU-’A – I FEER – RA –FEER – RA – KHKHAA - IAA - I All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) ““Nothing (of our action) is nobler in Allah’s sightNothing (of our action) is nobler in Allah’s sight than that of supplicating to Him (than that of supplicating to Him (AD-DU’AAD-DU’A) in our) in our times of ease (times of ease (AR-RAAR-RAKHKHA’A’). ”). ” ((Hadith reported by TirmidziHadith reported by Tirmidzi))
  • 35. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOSTMOST COMPASSIONATE,COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL.MOST MERCIFUL. “He (ALLAH) is (AL-HAYYU) the living (One): There is no god but He: Call upon (supplicate to) Him (DU’A) giving Him sincere (MUKHLISw) devotion (DEEN). Praise be to Allah (AL-HAMDU-LILLAAHI) Lord (ROBB) of the Worlds!” (Qur’an: Ghafir: 40: 65) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)))
  • 36. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOSTMOST COMPASSIONATE,COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL.MOST MERCIFUL. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))) ““Say, [O Muhammad], "Say, [O Muhammad], "Indeed, I have been forbidden toIndeed, I have been forbidden to worship those you call uponworship those you call upon ((TAD-’UUNATAD-’UUNA)) besides Allah oncebesides Allah once the clear proofs have come to me from my Lordthe clear proofs have come to me from my Lord, and I have been, and I have been commanded to submitcommanded to submit (ASLAM(ASLAM) to the Lord of the worlds."”) to the Lord of the worlds."” ((Qur’an: Ghafir: 40: 66Qur’an: Ghafir: 40: 66))
  • 37. AD-DU-’AA – U - SILAA-AD-DU-’AA – U - SILAA-HHUL – MU’ – MEENUL – MU’ – MEEN WA – ‘I –MAA-DUD – DEENWA – ‘I –MAA-DUD – DEEN WA – NUU-RUS – SA-MAA-WAA-TI - WAL-ARWA – NUU-RUS – SA-MAA-WAA-TI - WAL-ARDWDW All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))) ““AD-DU’A (Supplication) is the weapon of the Believer,AD-DU’A (Supplication) is the weapon of the Believer, the pillar of his Religion and light of the heaven andthe pillar of his Religion and light of the heaven and earth”earth” ((Hadith reported by TirmidziHadith reported by Tirmidzi))
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  • 39. Preferably during auspicious occasions (according toPreferably during auspicious occasions (according to As-SunnahAs-Sunnah)) like days oflike days of HajjHajj –– TawafTawaf,, Sa-’ieSa-’ie,, ‘Arafah‘Arafah,, Mudzdalifah,Mudzdalifah, MinaMina etc;etc; month ofmonth of RamadhanRamadhan; last third f the night; just before dawn; the; last third f the night; just before dawn; the whole day ofwhole day of Jumu’ahJumu’ah (Friday); while one is(Friday); while one is fastingfasting; at times of; at times of breaking fastbreaking fast; between; between AdzanAdzan andand IqomahIqomah; at midnight; etc.; at midnight; etc. At times of efficacy forAt times of efficacy for Du’aDu’a , viz. In, viz. In Sujud, last I’tidal, julusSujud, last I’tidal, julus before Salaambefore Salaam; when meeting the enemies; when meeting the enemies in Jihadin Jihad; when it is; when it is rainingraining; before and after; before and after SwolahSwolah; when; when feeling calmfeeling calm free fromfree from satan’s entrapment; whensatan’s entrapment; when looking upon the Ka’abalooking upon the Ka’aba inin Masjidil-Masjidil- HaramHaram; when completing Qur’an recitation (; when completing Qur’an recitation (Khatm-al-Qur’anKhatm-al-Qur’an) ;) ; between dawn and sunrise; etc.between dawn and sunrise; etc. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)))
  • 40. Preferably to face the direction (Preferably to face the direction (QiblahQiblah). Raising hands with). Raising hands with palms facing up to the heaven ispalms facing up to the heaven is SunnahSunnah.. Not to raise our voice too loud nor be too soft or silent.Not to raise our voice too loud nor be too soft or silent. Not be too poetic or flowery but earnest, forthright and to theNot be too poetic or flowery but earnest, forthright and to the point, in what is being requested. Yet we must not forget the properpoint, in what is being requested. Yet we must not forget the proper decorum. Beware of reciting compilation from unknown sources.decorum. Beware of reciting compilation from unknown sources. The best Du’a in Arabic are those taught by Allah and HisThe best Du’a in Arabic are those taught by Allah and His Messenger, then by other learned Ulama’ (scholars). Those who areMessenger, then by other learned Ulama’ (scholars). Those who are yet to be fluent in Arabic, may use the meanings from these Du’a,yet to be fluent in Arabic, may use the meanings from these Du’a, translated in his own language. Even when we have yet to learntranslated in his own language. Even when we have yet to learn these, one can make our own Du’a as and when needed andthese, one can make our own Du’a as and when needed and appropriate to the teachings of Islam – in any languages one knows.appropriate to the teachings of Islam – in any languages one knows. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)))
  • 41. Be in humility (Be in humility (KhKhushu’ushu’) and with sense of distress, imploring) and with sense of distress, imploring and in need (and in need (TaTadhdharuaru’’) towards Allah’s Magnificence, Exaltedness,) towards Allah’s Magnificence, Exaltedness, Tremendous Generosity and Compassion.Tremendous Generosity and Compassion. Strengthen our conviction of Allah’s Generosity and certain ofStrengthen our conviction of Allah’s Generosity and certain of His promise to fulfil all our Du’a with His Wisdom and Mercy. NeverHis promise to fulfil all our Du’a with His Wisdom and Mercy. Never hesitate or entertain doubts nor anxiety that one’s Du’a may behesitate or entertain doubts nor anxiety that one’s Du’a may be rejected.rejected. Do not be hasty or be impatient but have complete trust inDo not be hasty or be impatient but have complete trust in Allah’s decision.Allah’s decision. It isIt is SunnahSunnah to repeat whatever is requested, up to three times.to repeat whatever is requested, up to three times. To begin withTo begin with HHamdalahamdalah andand SolawatSolawat and to close Du’a withand to close Du’a with SolawatSolawat andand HHamdalahamdalah.. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)))
  • 42. To repent (makeTo repent (make TAUBAHTAUBAH) before making Du’a.) before making Du’a. The important factor towards efficacy (The important factor towards efficacy (ISTAJABAISTAJABA) of our Du’a is) of our Du’a is very much dependant upon our upholdingvery much dependant upon our upholding TAUTAUHHEEDEED (avoiding(avoiding SHIRK), striving towardsSHIRK), striving towards TAQWATAQWA, careful (, careful (WARA’WARA’) in matters of our) in matters of our food consumption, and upholding the daily obligatoryfood consumption, and upholding the daily obligatory SwSwOLAHOLAH.. Yet, we must always remember that Allah readily respond toYet, we must always remember that Allah readily respond to Muslims making Du’a for other Muslims in their absence; the Du’aMuslims making Du’a for other Muslims in their absence; the Du’a of parents for their children; the Du’a of those who are oppressedof parents for their children; the Du’a of those who are oppressed or unjustly treated (whether Muslim or non-Muslim); the Du’a ofor unjustly treated (whether Muslim or non-Muslim); the Du’a of the broken-hearted and those distressed; the Du’a of everythe broken-hearted and those distressed; the Du’a of every leader/ruler/imam who are just and uphold justice (leader/ruler/imam who are just and uphold justice (IMAM- ’AA-IMAM- ’AA- DILDIL); Du’a of a Muslim traveller (); Du’a of a Muslim traveller (MUSAFIRMUSAFIR), etc.), etc. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  • 43. May Allah grant us all, and all our beloved family andMay Allah grant us all, and all our beloved family and companions, the success (companions, the success (TAUFIQTAUFIQ) and the Guidance) and the Guidance ((HIDAAYAHIDAAYA) to attain to His Acceptance, Forgiveness and) to attain to His Acceptance, Forgiveness and Mercy (Mercy (RAHMAHRAHMAH) and gain His Pleasure () and gain His Pleasure (MARDHA-TILLAHMARDHA-TILLAH).). IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH TO BE CONTINUED -TO BE CONTINUED - All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
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