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    • 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 185Verse 185 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 19 RAMADHAN 143419 RAMADHAN 1434 28 JULY 2013 (SUNDAY)28 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 2PART 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)) FROM PREVIOUS SESSIONFROM PREVIOUS SESSION
    • 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: FROM PREVIOUS SESSIONFROM PREVIOUS SESSION
    • All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) ””O ye who believe! fasting is prescribed to youO ye who believe! fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed toas it was prescribed to those before youthose before you that ye may (learn ) self-restraintthat ye may (learn ) self-restraint ( having( 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: FROM PREVIOUS SESSIONFROM PREVIOUS SESSION
    • 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)) FROM PREVIOUS SESSIONFROM PREVIOUS SESSION
    • 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 daysFasting) for a fixed number of days; but if any of you is ill; 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)) FROM PREVIOUS SESSIONFROM PREVIOUS SESSION
    • 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)) FROM PREVIOUS SESSIONFROM PREVIOUS SESSION
    • 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)an is the (month) in which was sent down thein 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)) FROM PREVIOUS SESSIONFROM PREVIOUS SESSION
    • ““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)) In previous week, we highlighted Allah’s SWT message aboutIn previous week, we highlighted Allah’s SWT message about His intimate connection to His servants/devotees :His intimate connection to His servants/devotees : FROM PREVIOUS SESSIONFROM PREVIOUS SESSION
    • “…“… 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)) In previous week, we highlighted Allah’s SWT message aboutIn previous week, we highlighted Allah’s SWT message about His intimate connection to His servants/devotees :His intimate connection to His servants/devotees : FROM PREVIOUS SESSIONFROM PREVIOUS SESSION
    • And we are reminded of another verse in similar vein :And we are reminded of another verse in similar vein : ““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)) FROM PREVIOUS SESSIONFROM PREVIOUS SESSION
    • All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
    • All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) ”” Allah intends every facility (Allah intends every facility (YUSRAYUSRA) for you He does not want) for you He does not want to put you to difficulties (to put you to difficulties (‘USRA‘USRA).”).” ((Qur’an: Baqarah: 2:185Qur’an: Baqarah: 2:185)) IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOSTMOST COMPASSIONATE,COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL.MOST MERCIFUL. SURAH-BAQARAH: 2: VERSE : 185
    • 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 clarify a principle in Islam, to refute theAllah, in this verse clarify a principle in Islam, to refute the wrong notion which many people have regarding itswrong notion which many people have regarding its commandments and teachings.commandments and teachings. Mankind by nature is (Mankind by nature is (NAFSNAFS) self-centered, very attached to his) self-centered, very attached to his desires (desires (HAWAHAWA’’). And ‘). And ‘AL-ISLAMAL-ISLAM’ essentially directs mankind to’ essentially directs mankind to submit his will (and desire) to the will of Allah – much of whichsubmit his will (and desire) to the will of Allah – much of which requires him to oppose his base desire for a higher good. Therefore,requires him to oppose his base desire for a higher good. Therefore, without knowledge and appreciation of higher wisdom, manywithout knowledge and appreciation of higher wisdom, many erroneously conclude that many of these teachings are ‘erroneously conclude that many of these teachings are ‘difficultdifficult’.’.
    • All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) The term ‘The term ‘difficultdifficult’ originally meant “’ originally meant “something which is beyondsomething which is beyond one’s capacity to doone’s capacity to do..” Yet, today people misuse this word and apply it” Yet, today people misuse this word and apply it to things or practices which are to their opinion, to be extraneous,to things or practices which are to their opinion, to be extraneous, cumbersome, troublesome, or disliked etc. whereas these are in factcumbersome, troublesome, or disliked etc. whereas these are in fact within their ability and capability to do.within their ability and capability to do. Here, although focusing on fasting, it is a classic example for all HisHere, although focusing on fasting, it is a classic example for all His command which Allah wants Muslims to know (by experiencing)command which Allah wants Muslims to know (by experiencing) RamaRamadhdhan that in fact itan that in fact it can be done with easecan be done with ease. From this specific. From this specific example of worship i.e.example of worship i.e. FASTINGFASTING (one which directly discipline our(one which directly discipline our desires -desires - HAWAHAWA’ and is contrary to its demand), it actually reflect the’ and is contrary to its demand), it actually reflect the general principle regarding all other Muslimsgeneral principle regarding all other Muslims ‘IBAADAH‘IBAADAH (formal(formal devotional practices and laws) too.devotional practices and laws) too.
    • All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) If we honestly reflect, in RamaIf we honestly reflect, in Ramadhdhan it can be proven, for example. :an it can be proven, for example. : How easy to wake up early; be engaged in night devotion withHow easy to wake up early; be engaged in night devotion with passion; performing prayers in congregation and attending beneficialpassion; performing prayers in congregation and attending beneficial gatherings; avoiding what may nullify our fast; increasing charity andgatherings; avoiding what may nullify our fast; increasing charity and good works towards others; etc.good works towards others; etc. Although one has to overcome the initial ‘Although one has to overcome the initial ‘reluctance, laziness orreluctance, laziness or inconvenienceinconvenience’ which our’ which our NAFSNAFS (lower desire and ego) may tend to(lower desire and ego) may tend to view these to be, yet over time Muslims attitude can be changed withview these to be, yet over time Muslims attitude can be changed with patient perseverance.patient perseverance. Generally, within RamaGenerally, within Ramadhdhan, Allah SWT in fact is teaching us byan, Allah SWT in fact is teaching us by experiencing them, that all His command indeed is easy, not difficult.experiencing them, that all His command indeed is easy, not difficult.
    • All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) The relevant question we should ask : “The relevant question we should ask : “How can we maintain theseHow can we maintain these even after Ramaeven after Ramadhdhan?an? ”” The answer is :” We can,The answer is :” We can, BI IDZ-NILLAH!BI IDZ-NILLAH! if we continue to applyif we continue to apply similar principles in observing our duty as Muslims like that insimilar principles in observing our duty as Muslims like that in RamaRamadhdhan”. Amongst others:an”. Amongst others: [1][1] Begin every day by having strong and sincere resolve withBegin every day by having strong and sincere resolve with formulation of intention daily i.e.formulation of intention daily i.e. NIYYATNIYYAT withwith DU’ADU’A attached toattached to reliance and belief (reliance and belief (IIMANIIMAN) upon Allah’s guardianship over all His) upon Allah’s guardianship over all His goodly servants.goodly servants. [2][2] Have good opinion (Have good opinion (HUSNU DZONNHUSNU DZONN) and trusting Allah SWT) and trusting Allah SWT ((TAWAKKULTAWAKKUL) with patient perseverance () with patient perseverance (SwSwOBROBR).).
    • All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) The relevant question we should ask : “The relevant question we should ask : “How can we maintain theseHow can we maintain these even after Ramaeven after Ramadhdhan?an? ”” The answer is :” We can,The answer is :” We can, BI IDZ-NILLAH!BI IDZ-NILLAH! if we continue to applyif we continue to apply similar principles in observing our duty as Muslims like that insimilar principles in observing our duty as Muslims like that in RamaRamadhdhan”. Amongst others:an”. Amongst others: [3][3] Whenever tempted, look ahead towards the awaited victory,Whenever tempted, look ahead towards the awaited victory, success and hoping for the reward awaiting (success and hoping for the reward awaiting (IHTISABIHTISAB), not the current), not the current worldly situation which is but a temporary test that soon will end.worldly situation which is but a temporary test that soon will end. [4][4] With every success achieved daily, to increase in being GratefulWith every success achieved daily, to increase in being Grateful ((SHAKURSHAKUR). To regard whatever achieved as a precious gift from Allah.). To regard whatever achieved as a precious gift from Allah.
    • All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) The relevant question we should ask : “The relevant question we should ask : “How can we maintain theseHow can we maintain these even after Ramaeven after Ramadhdhan?an? ”” The answer is :” We can,The answer is :” We can, BI IDZ-NILLAH!BI IDZ-NILLAH! if we continue to applyif we continue to apply similar principles in observing our duty as Muslims like that insimilar principles in observing our duty as Muslims like that in RamaRamadhdhan”. Amongst others:an”. Amongst others: [5][5] Avoid being vain-glorious or conceited, and regard one’s acts ofAvoid being vain-glorious or conceited, and regard one’s acts of obedience and achievement in fulfilling our duties as something normalobedience and achievement in fulfilling our duties as something normal and ordinary as with everyone else. This requires constant vigilanceand ordinary as with everyone else. This requires constant vigilance over our state of sincerity (over our state of sincerity (IKHLASwIKHLASw) and avoiding ostentatious and) and avoiding ostentatious and bragging (bragging (RIYARIYA’)’) [6][6] Remember that ultimately it is Allah SWT, the One Who is all-Remember that ultimately it is Allah SWT, the One Who is all- seeing, that is judging us and our deeds (seeing, that is judging us and our deeds (MURAQOBAHMURAQOBAH).).
    • All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) ”” (He wants you) to complete the prescribed period(He wants you) to complete the prescribed period ((TUK-MILUL-’ID-DATTUK-MILUL-’ID-DAT) ….”) ….” ((Qur’an: Baqarah: 2:185Qur’an: Baqarah: 2:185)) IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOSTMOST COMPASSIONATE,COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL.MOST MERCIFUL. SURAH-BAQARAH: 2: VERSE : 185
    • All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) The pillar of submission (The pillar of submission (ARKAA-N AL ISLAMARKAA-N AL ISLAM), are in fact essential), are in fact essential building blocks to change, reform, mould and set us towards a truebuilding blocks to change, reform, mould and set us towards a true disposition of one whose submission / obedience to Allah becomesdisposition of one whose submission / obedience to Allah becomes consistently upheld (consistently upheld (ISTIQOMAHISTIQOMAH) with patience-constancy () with patience-constancy (AS-SwOBRAS-SwOBR).). To succeed, especially when this involve reforming, disciplining andTo succeed, especially when this involve reforming, disciplining and changing bad habits, the appropriate period of constant applicationchanging bad habits, the appropriate period of constant application (practice) is vital. Human disposition ((practice) is vital. Human disposition (AKHLAQAKHLAQ) can be changed with) can be changed with persistent practice over a period of time.persistent practice over a period of time. As in the month of RamaAs in the month of Ramadhdhan, the proof of this principle in self-an, the proof of this principle in self- reform is annually demonstrated, not just as exception, individually, butreform is annually demonstrated, not just as exception, individually, but collectively as a general phenomena on a global scale. So never despaircollectively as a general phenomena on a global scale. So never despair from striving to be better and complete the ‘prescribed’ course.from striving to be better and complete the ‘prescribed’ course.
    • All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) ”” (He wants you) … ((He wants you) … (TUKAB-BIRULLAHTUKAB-BIRULLAH) to glorify Him in that He) to glorify Him in that He has guided you (has guided you (MAA HADAA-KUMMAA HADAA-KUM) ..”) ..” ((Qur’an: Baqarah: 2:185Qur’an: Baqarah: 2:185)) IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOSTMOST COMPASSIONATE,COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL.MOST MERCIFUL. SURAH-BAQARAH: 2: VERSE : 185
    • All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) The success in RamaThe success in Ramadhdhan is for Muslims to experience Allah’san is for Muslims to experience Allah’s guidance throughout this blessed month, such that it transformedguidance throughout this blessed month, such that it transformed whole community as worshippers and devotees of His Last Messengerwhole community as worshippers and devotees of His Last Messenger Muhammad s.a.a.w.Muhammad s.a.a.w. Remember that in achieving the feat of obedience and heightenedRemember that in achieving the feat of obedience and heightened spirituality and goodness, the laudation, praise and glory belongs tospirituality and goodness, the laudation, praise and glory belongs to and rightfully is to be directed to Allah.and rightfully is to be directed to Allah. It is Allah’s guidance, with many blessings, bestowals and favoursIt is Allah’s guidance, with many blessings, bestowals and favours from Him which ought to be experienced, reflected upon andfrom Him which ought to be experienced, reflected upon and appreciated. The Ramaappreciated. The Ramadhdhan experience thenceforth become as proof, aan experience thenceforth become as proof, a standard template of obedience and worship that the Muslim, in factstandard template of obedience and worship that the Muslim, in fact can and should be steadfast upon, until the next Ramacan and should be steadfast upon, until the next Ramadhdhan.an.
    • All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) ”” (He wants you) … and perchance ye shall be grateful(He wants you) … and perchance ye shall be grateful ((TASH-KURUNTASH-KURUN).”).” ((Qur’an: Baqarah: 2:185Qur’an: Baqarah: 2:185)) IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOSTMOST COMPASSIONATE,COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL.MOST MERCIFUL. SURAH-BAQARAH: 2: VERSE : 185
    • All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) Muslims celebrate with display of gratitude to Allah, withMuslims celebrate with display of gratitude to Allah, with determination to cherish the heightened spiritual state.determination to cherish the heightened spiritual state. Muslims then becomes as the Divinely-guided community for otherMuslims then becomes as the Divinely-guided community for other nations to witness and hopefully they too be guided to emulate.nations to witness and hopefully they too be guided to emulate. True Muslims’ submission and obedience to Allah is as gratefulTrue Muslims’ submission and obedience to Allah is as grateful servants (‘servants (‘ABDAN SHAKUURAABDAN SHAKUURA). In fact this virtue (). In fact this virtue (SHAKURSHAKUR) differentiate:) differentiate: Muslim who is a Believer (Muslim who is a Believer (MU’MEENMU’MEEN) from one who, although Muslim) from one who, although Muslim yet he may be a hypocrite (yet he may be a hypocrite (MUNAFEEQMUNAFEEQ);); …… between those Muslims who have successfully freed themselvesbetween those Muslims who have successfully freed themselves from their desires (from their desires (HAWA’HAWA’) with those who are still enslaved by them;) with those who are still enslaved by them; …… between the truly ‘reformed’ from those still adamant to remain inbetween the truly ‘reformed’ from those still adamant to remain in ‘delinquency’; etc.‘delinquency’; etc.
    • All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) Therefore be reminded that theTherefore be reminded that the EID-UL-FITR’EID-UL-FITR’ is to be celebrated :is to be celebrated :  with a sense of ‘with a sense of ‘gratitudegratitude’ not ‘’ not ‘reliefrelief’;’;  as ‘as ‘repentantrepentant’ servants not ‘’ servants not ‘escaped prisonersescaped prisoners’;’;  as united global community committed in purpose of attestation to theas united global community committed in purpose of attestation to the Oneness of God (Oneness of God (TAUTAUHHEEDEED) bound into the true brotherhood of) bound into the true brotherhood of mankind (mankind (INSAANINSAAN), although multi-ethnic yet committed to serve Him;), although multi-ethnic yet committed to serve Him;  A community although imperfect with many shortcomings, seeks to gainA community although imperfect with many shortcomings, seeks to gain perfection and indeed can and is determined to gain with striving, onlyperfection and indeed can and is determined to gain with striving, only by abiding to and conforming with the perfected teachings of Allah andby abiding to and conforming with the perfected teachings of Allah and His Messenger s.a.w. (His Messenger s.a.w. (DEEN-UL-KAAMILDEEN-UL-KAAMIL).).
    • All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) Therefore be reminded that theTherefore be reminded that the EID-UL-FITR’EID-UL-FITR’ is to be celebrated with :is to be celebrated with :  as a community who bear witness ofas a community who bear witness of Al-IslamAl-Islam to other nations notto other nations not ‘showing off personal glory and affluence’;‘showing off personal glory and affluence’;  an inclusive community that invites others to join its fold too, throughan inclusive community that invites others to join its fold too, through peaceful means with practical example and of (peaceful means with practical example and of (DA’AWAHDA’AWAH) inviting with) inviting with knowledge of the truth, not by force nor by deception ; a communityknowledge of the truth, not by force nor by deception ; a community that reminds others of the teachings and practices of past prophets,that reminds others of the teachings and practices of past prophets, inviting mankind back to their primordial innocence (inviting mankind back to their primordial innocence (FIFITwTwRAHRAH) of) of become the servant of God not of passion and materialism;become the servant of God not of passion and materialism;
    • All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))  As a community purged of past ‘habit’, re-invigorated with DivineAs a community purged of past ‘habit’, re-invigorated with Divine guidance and blessings, renewed with repentance and Forgiveness,guidance and blessings, renewed with repentance and Forgiveness, ever more determined to face further challenges till anotherever more determined to face further challenges till another RamaRamadhdhan;an;  to as a community exuding Mercy and Compassion for the lessto as a community exuding Mercy and Compassion for the less fortunate not of self-indulgence, excesses and rivalry;fortunate not of self-indulgence, excesses and rivalry;  as a community of the middle-path (as a community of the middle-path (UMMATAN WASOTANUMMATAN WASOTAN) whose) whose ultimate goal is the life in the Hereafter but does not neglected theultimate goal is the life in the Hereafter but does not neglected the importance of their striving for the good life in this world;importance of their striving for the good life in this world; Therefore be reminded that theTherefore be reminded that the EID-UL-FITR’EID-UL-FITR’ is to be celebrated with :is to be celebrated with :
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    • ““Seek by means of the wealth that Allah hasSeek by means of the wealth that Allah has granted you the Abode of the Hereafter, but forgetgranted you the Abode of the Hereafter, but forget not your share in this worldnot your share in this world and do good as Allahand do good as Allah has been good to youhas been good to you and do not strive to createand do not strive to create mischief in the land, for Allah loves not those whomischief in the land, for Allah loves not those who create mischief."create mischief." ((Qur’an: Qasas : 20: 77Qur’an: Qasas : 20: 77)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
    • All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) ““Have you ever considered (the kind of man) whoHave you ever considered (the kind of man) who makes his own desires as his deitiesmakes his own desires as his deities? Then would? Then would you be responsible for him? “you be responsible for him? “ ((Qur’an: Furqan: 25: 43Qur’an: Furqan: 25: 43))
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    • All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) ““By theBy the NAFSNAFS (Soul, or self) , and the(Soul, or self) , and the proportion and order given to it;proportion and order given to it; And its enlightenment as to its wrong andAnd its enlightenment as to its wrong and its right;―its right;― Truly he succeeds that purifies it,Truly he succeeds that purifies it, And he fails that corrupts it!”And he fails that corrupts it!” ((Qur’an: as-Shams: 91: 7-10Qur’an: as-Shams: 91: 7-10))
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    • All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) (Say:) ”Behold, my prayer, and [all] my acts of worship, my living and my dying are for God [Allah alone, Who is], the Sustainer of all the worlds, in whose divinity none has a share: for thus have I been bidden – and I shall [always] be foremost among those who surrender themselves to Him (MUSLIMEEN).” (Qur’an: Surah al-An’am:6:162)
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    • All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) ““O ye who believe! (Be conscious of and ) Fear Allah andO ye who believe! (Be conscious of and ) Fear Allah and letlet every soul look to what (provision) he has sent forth for theevery soul look to what (provision) he has sent forth for the morrow.morrow. Yea, (be conscious of and) fear Allah: for Allah is well-Yea, (be conscious of and) fear Allah: for Allah is well- acquainted with (all) that ye do. And be ye not like those whoacquainted with (all) that ye do. And be ye not like those who forgot Allah; and He made them forget their own souls! suchforgot Allah; and He made them forget their own souls! such are the rebellious transgressors!are the rebellious transgressors! Not equal are the CompanionsNot equal are the Companions of the Fire and the Companions of the Gardenof the Fire and the Companions of the Garden: it is the: it is the Companions of the Garden, that will achieve Felicity.”Companions of the Garden, that will achieve Felicity.” ((Qur’an: Surah al-Hashr: 59: 18-20Qur’an: Surah al-Hashr: 59: 18-20))
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    • ““Be conscious of Allah (Be conscious of Allah (TAQWATAQWA) wherever you may be,) wherever you may be, and follow-up whatever misdeeds you may haveand follow-up whatever misdeeds you may have committed (as reparation) by doing (more) righteouscommitted (as reparation) by doing (more) righteous deeds, (for these) shall efface them (the negative effectdeeds, (for these) shall efface them (the negative effect of these misdeeds), and interact with people in the bestof these misdeeds), and interact with people in the best manner of disposition (i.e. adopt a noble charactermanner of disposition (i.e. adopt a noble character ((AKHLAQ HASSANAHAKHLAQ HASSANAH) - towards people).”) - towards people).” ((Hadith reported by Tabarani from Abi DzarHadith reported by Tabarani from Abi Dzar)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
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    • All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) ”(FA - AQEEM) So set thou thy face steadily and truly to the faith: (establish) Allah's handiwork according to (FITwRAH) the pattern on which He has made mankind: (LAA TAB-DEE-LA , LI-KHOL-QILLAAH) no change (let there be) in the work (wrought) by Allah: that is the standard Religion: but most among mankind understand not.” ((Surah Rum: 30: 30Surah Rum: 30: 30))
    • All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) ““ When you see that Allah bestows upon the servant (a person)When you see that Allah bestows upon the servant (a person) the worldly things which he loves, although he is uponthe worldly things which he loves, although he is upon disobedience (towards Allah), verily that isdisobedience (towards Allah), verily that is ISTIDRAJISTIDRAJ (which only(which only cause him to be deceived and go further from Allah’s pleasure).”cause him to be deceived and go further from Allah’s pleasure).” ((Hadith reported by AhmadHadith reported by Ahmad))
    • All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) ““Let notLet not the (uninhibited) free disposal (and affluence) of thethe (uninhibited) free disposal (and affluence) of the disbelievers throughout the landdisbelievers throughout the land deceive youdeceive you. [It is but] a small. [It is but] a small enjoyment; then their [final] refuge is Hell, and wretched is theenjoyment; then their [final] refuge is Hell, and wretched is the resting place.”resting place.” ((Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 197Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 197))
    • 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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