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Presentation on "Tasawwur Islam" delivered at Masjid Kassim, 25 July 2009.

Presentation on "Tasawwur Islam" delivered at Masjid Kassim, 25 July 2009.

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  • 1. “ THIS WORLD AND ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH THE HEREAFTER” AN ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVE Presentation by: USTAZ ZHULKEFLEE HJ ISMAIL With the collaboration of MASJID KASSIM , #02-01 Wisma Indah, Changi Rd. SINGAPORE All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM Saturday: 25 July 2009 3 Sha`baan 1430 A.H. @ 5pm – 7pm
  • 2. CORRECTING A MISPERCEPTION <ul><li>Muslims somehow know that they are to somewhat strike a “balance” in their life. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009
  • 3. CORRECTING A MISPERCEPTION <ul><li>Muslims somehow know that they are to somewhat strike a “balance” in their life. </li></ul><ul><li>Yet, what do we mean by “balanced”? </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009
  • 4. CORRECTING A MISPERCEPTION <ul><li>Muslims somehow know that they are to somewhat strike a “balance” in their life. </li></ul><ul><li>Yet, what do we mean by “balanced”? </li></ul><ul><li>The following are some of the misperceptions of what some people regard this “balanced life” is, but very much influenced by a secularized worldview – not that of Islam. These are: </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009
  • 5. CORRECTING A MISPERCEPTION <ul><li>[1] COMPARTMENTALIZING between PRIVATE (for ‘RELIGION’) and PUBLIC (Regarded as ‘SECULAR’ – Thus they accept notion to remove or disallow all religious signs, or any religious determination of values and influence to affect general public discourse). </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009
  • 6. CORRECTING A MISPERCEPTION <ul><li>[2] MECHANICAL ALLOCATION between “ DEEN ” ( Religious ) AND the “ DUNYA ” ( Worldly ) by dichotomising between these two activities. Entertaining some kind of ratio between these viz. perhaps 50:50 … ? </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009
  • 7. CORRECTING A MISPERCEPTION <ul><li>[3] REDUCTIONIST – tendency to disregard the all-encompassing nature of Islam. Usually due to their studying Islam as subjects, and not subjecting themselves to Islam – which should begin by ‘submission’ (surrendering to, and thus by) acknowledging its all-encompassing nature of its guidance as AD-DEEN ( AS-SHAAMIL-KAA-MIL ). </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009
  • 8. CORRECTING A MISPERCEPTION <ul><li>[4] SECLUSION and false concept of “ ZUHD ” of pseudo-sufi who misinterprets this concept of “ detachment from being affected by the negativity of this world ”, as though to mean, we are to cloister ourselves physically – thus falsely teaching to reject every aspect of this world including many favours and bounties of Allah for us within it which Islam views as positive – nay essential. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009
  • 9. WHAT IS THE MEANING OF LIFE? All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM
  • 10. إِنَّالِلَّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُوْنَ <ul><li>IN-NAA- LIL-LAA-HI – WA- IN-NAA- </li></ul><ul><li>I-LAI-HI- RAA-JI-’UUN </li></ul><ul><li>“ To Allah we belong, and unto Him we shall have to return to” </li></ul>EVERY MUSLIM ACTUALLY KNOWS THE MEANING TO THIS LIFE, AS WHEN INFORMED THAT SOMEBODY ELSE HAVE PASSED AWAY, THEY WOULD UTTER: All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009
  • 11. THE MEANING OF LIFE <ul><li>As Muslims, we are convinced that we are created by Allah, placed in this temporary world and we shall one day be brought back to Allah. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM
  • 12. THE MEANING OF LIFE <ul><li>As Muslims, we are convinced that we are created by Allah, placed in this temporary world and we shall one day be brought back to Allah. </li></ul><ul><li>We are in fact to always regard ourselves as travelers, temporarily grounded on this world to seek provision before being made to proceed towards a final destination. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM
  • 13. THE MEANING OF LIFE <ul><li>It is interesting that the unbelievers ( kaafirun ) are referred to as “ those who go astray ” ( الضَّآلِّيْن ) because they are uncertain as to where they come from, uncertain as to where they are now (the reality of this world being temporary), and unsure of where they will go to (concerning Judgment Day in Hereafter). </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM
  • 14. THE MEANING OF LIFE <ul><li>It is interesting that the unbelievers ( kaafirun ) are referred to as “ those who go astray ” because they are uncertain as to where they come from, uncertain as to where they are (the reality of this world being temporary), and unsure of where they will go to (concerning Judgment Day in Hereafter). </li></ul><ul><li>While we Muslims are taught by Allah to always seek His guidance “ upon the straight path ”, precisely as we know life here is but a journeying back to our Maker. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM
  • 15. SEQUENCE OF OUR JOURNEY All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 BIRTH LIFE DEATH ALAM BARZAKH (INTERMEDIATE) WORLD OF THE GRAVE (ALL THE SOULS AWAITING QIYAAMAH ) END OF THE WORLD (DOOMSDAY) ALL CREATIONS DESTROYED ( YAUM AL-QIYAAMAH ) RESURRECTION DAY ( Yaum al-Ba’ath ) AFTER LONG WAIT THE JUDGEMENT ( Yaum al-Deen ) BOOK &amp; SCALE THE BRIDGE TO PARADISE SPANNING OVER HELL PARADISE HELL-FIRE SOME RECIEVE INTERCESSION THE WRETCHED REMAIN ETERNALLY (FOREVER)
  • 16. THE MEANING OF LIFE <ul><li>So, although being in this world , we Muslims know that we are not of this world . When the time comes we have to proceed on our long journey into the Hereafter to return to Allah. Therefore, our stop-over here in this world actually is for us to take provision for this long journey. Thus Allah says: </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM
  • 17. THE MEANING OF LIFE <ul><li>So, although being in this world , we Muslims know that we are not of this world . When the time comes we have to proceed on our long journey into the Hereafter to return to Allah. Therefore, our stop-over here in this world actually is for us to take provision for this long journey. Thus Allah says: </li></ul><ul><li>“ And take a provision (with you) for the journey, but the best of provisions is being conscious of Allah (TAQWA). So fear Me, O ye that are wise.! </li></ul><ul><li>(Qur’an: Baqarah: 2:197) </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM
  • 18. THE MEANING OF LIFE <ul><li>Being conscious of Allah (TAQWA), we must heed (obey) His instruction to us: </li></ul><ul><li>  &amp;quot;But seek, with the (wealth) which Allah has bestowed on thee, the Home of the Hereafter, nor forget thy portion in this world: but do thou good, as Allah has been good to thee, and seek not (occasions for) mischief in the land: for Allah loves not those who do mischief.&amp;quot;  </li></ul><ul><li>(Qur’an: Qasas: 28: 77) </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM
  • 19. THE MEANING OF LIFE <ul><li>Thus, the primary focus of our life here in this world is to use every gifts, time, health, wealth, bestowals etc. which Allah has given us in this world, so that it be utilized in a beneficial way to make us deserving of reward of Paradise in the Hereafter. As provision for our eternal Home. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM
  • 20. THE MEANING OF LIFE <ul><li>Thus, the primary focus of our life here in this world is to use every gifts, time, health, wealth, bestowals etc. which Allah has given us in this world, so that it be utilized in a beneficial way to make us deserving of reward of Paradise in the Hereafter. As provision for our eternal Home. </li></ul><ul><li>Every aspect of our life here, we dedicate it in accordance with what pleases Allah, submitting our will to His Will as Muslims. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM
  • 21. THE MEANING OF LIFE <ul><li>Thus, each time we perform Swolah , we proclaim in our Du’a Iftitah : </li></ul><ul><li>إِنَّ صَلاتـي ، وَنُسُكي ، وَمَحْـيايَ ، وَمَماتـي للهِ رَبِّ العالَمين ، لا شَريـكَ لَهُ وَبِذلكَ أُمِرْتُ وَأَنا مِنَ المسْلِـمين </li></ul><ul><li>IN-NA SwO-LAA-TII, WA-NU-SU-KII, WA-MAH-YA-YAA, WA-MA-MAA-TII, LIL-LAA-HI ROB-BIL-’AA-LA-MEEN. </li></ul><ul><li>LAA-SHA-REE-KA-LA-HU, WA-BI-DzAA-LIKA – UMIR-TU WA-ANA-MI-NAL MUS-LI-MEEN </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM
  • 22. THE MEANING OF LIFE <ul><li>Thus, each time we perform Swolah , we proclaim in our Du’a Iftitah : </li></ul><ul><li>إِنَّ صَلاتـي ، وَنُسُكي ، وَمَحْـيايَ ، وَمَماتـي للهِ رَبِّ العالَمين ، لا شَريـكَ لَهُ وَبِذلكَ أُمِرْتُ وَأَنا مِنَ المسْلِـمين </li></ul><ul><li>“ Indeed my prayer (Swolah), my sacrifice, my life and my death are for All a h, Lord of the worlds, no partner has He, with this I am commanded and I am of the Muslims.” </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM
  • 23. THE MEANING OF LIFE <ul><li>Yet, we Muslims are not to disregard this world like some other people who misunderstood as though, to be religious one has to totally reject or refuse to be involved in this world e.g. living a secluded monkhood life, practicing celibacy and adopting poverty - whereas these worldly things and to be involving in worldly activity can be useful in serving Allah, as His servant. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM
  • 24. THE MEANING OF LIFE <ul><li>Yet, we Muslims are not to disregard this world like some other people who misunderstood as though to be religious one has to totally reject or refuse to be involved in this world e.g. living a secluded monkhood life, practicing celibacy and adopting poverty - whereas these worldly things and to be involving in worldly activity can be useful in serving Allah, as His servant. </li></ul><ul><li>Islam teaches us that we can enjoy this worldly life to the fullest, as long as we are always grateful to Allah ( SHAKUR - ا لشَكوُر ). </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM
  • 25. THE MEANING OF LIFE <ul><li>Acknowledge the true giver, Allah Who is the Bestower of those favours. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn the value of what is given, no matter how small it may seem to be. Do not take any of these favours for granted. </li></ul><ul><li>Utilize what is given in accordance to what may please the Giver (i.e. do not abuse the gift), so as not to cause His wrath to befall us. </li></ul><ul><li>( الشَكوُر ) BEING GRATEFUL: </li></ul><ul><li>This is the key to achieving increase bestowal from Allah. </li></ul><ul><li>yet how does one become grateful? What are the important criteria? </li></ul>TASAWWUR ISLAM All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009
  • 26. THE MEANING OF LIFE <ul><li>Lest we forget, there were Prophets of Allah who were even kings and minister, with enormous wealth and power. Yet, they were always aware that Allah’s bestowals to them is to test them, as Prophet Suleiman a.s. said: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM
  • 27. THE MEANING OF LIFE <ul><li>Lest we forget, there were Prophets of Allah who were even kings and minister with enormous wealth and power. Yet, they were always aware that Allah’s bestowals to them is to test them, as Prophet Suleiman a.s. said: </li></ul><ul><li>he said: &amp;quot;This is by the grace of my Lord!― to test me whether I am grateful, or ungrateful! And if any is grateful truly his gratitude is (a gain) for his own soul; but if any is ungrateful, truly my Lord is Free of All Needs, Supreme in Honour!“ (Qur’an: An-Naml: 27:40) </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM
  • 28. THE MEANING OF LIFE <ul><li>Allah does not need of us. Everything that we have, actually comes from Him, it belongs to Him. Then how do we serve Allah? </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM
  • 29. THE MEANING OF LIFE <ul><li>Allah does not need of us. Everything that we have actually comes from Him, it belongs to Him. Then how do we serve Allah? </li></ul><ul><li>Allah tells us “but do thou good, as Allah has been good to thee”. And Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. also reminded us: </li></ul><ul><li>“ The best of mankind are those who benefits others (mankind)” </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM
  • 30. THE MEANING OF LIFE <ul><li>Allah does not need of us. Everything that we have actually comes from Him, it belongs to Him. Then how do we serve Allah? </li></ul><ul><li>Allah tells us “but do thou good, as Allah has been good to thee”. And Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. also reminded us: </li></ul><ul><li>“ The best of mankind are those who benefits others (mankind)” </li></ul><ul><li>And we are to do it, to benefit others, not out of self-conceit, but genuinely as an expression of thanks or gratitude to Allah ( SHAKUR - الشَكوُر ). </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM
  • 31. THE MEANING OF LIFE <ul><li>Allah also warn us that while in this world: </li></ul><ul><li>“ and seek not (occasions for) mischief in the land: for Allah loves not those who do mischief.“ </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM
  • 32. THE MEANING OF LIFE <ul><li>Allah also warn us that while in this world: </li></ul><ul><li>“ and seek not (occasions for) mischief in the land: for Allah loves not those who do mischief.“ </li></ul><ul><li>Thus, we who are always conscious of Allah (TAQWA), also must guard ourselves from committing sins. Islam provides for us detail guideline as to what are the sinful and forbidden acts so that we can avoid. Always we seek forgiveness of Allah for any done, with remorse and repentance. </li></ul><ul><li>We are to avoid these sins because we seek Allah’s love for us, and He warns us that He “ loves not those who do mischief.“ </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM
  • 33. THE MEANING OF LIFE <ul><li>We are always to be mindful that this world is a place for us to be tested: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Blessed be He (Allah) in Whose hands is Dominion: and He over all things Hath Power― He Who created Death and Life, that He may try which of you is best in deed: and He is the Exalted in Might, Oft-Forgiving” </li></ul><ul><li>(Qur’an: Mulk: 67:1-2)   </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM
  • 34. THE MEANING OF LIFE <ul><li>We are always to be mindful that this world is a place for us to be tested: </li></ul><ul><li>“ O ye who believe! Fear Allah and let every soul look to what (provision) he has sent forth for the morrow. Yea, fear Allah: for Allah is well-acquainted with (all) that ye do.” </li></ul><ul><li>(Qur’an: Hashr: 59:18)   </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM
  • 35. THE MEANING OF LIFE <ul><li>We are always to be mindful that this world is a place for us to be tested: </li></ul><ul><li>“ And be ye not like those who forgot Allah; and He made them forget themselves souls! such are the rebellious transgressors! Not equal are the Companions of the Fire and the Companions of the Garden: it is the Companions of the Garden, that will achieve Felicity.” </li></ul><ul><li>(Qur’an: Hashr: 59:19-20)   </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM
  • 36. THE MEANING OF LIFE <ul><li>We are always to be mindful that this world is a place for us to be tested: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>“  Not equal are those Believers who sit (at home) and receive no hurt, and those who strive and fight in the cause of Allah with their goods and their persons. Allah hath granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons than to those who sit (at home): unto all (in faith) hath Allah promised good: but those who strive and fight hath He distinguished above those who sit (at home) by a great reward.-- ” </li></ul><ul><li>(Qur’an: An-Nisa’: 4:95)   </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM
  • 37. THE MEANING OF LIFE <ul><li>إِعْمَل لِدُنْيَاكَ كَأَنَّكَ تَعِشُ أَبَدًا وَاعْمَل ِلآخِرَتِكَ كَأَنَّكَ تَمُوْتُ غَدًا </li></ul><ul><li>“ Work for your worldly needs, as though you are going to live forever, and strive (also to prepare) for your Hereafter, as though you are going to die tomorrow.” </li></ul><ul><li>(Hadith reported by Baihaqy) </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM PROPHET MUHAMMAD S.A.W. ADVISE:
  • 38. THE MEANING OF LIFE <ul><li>إِتَّقِاللهَ حَيْثُمَا كُنْتَ ، وَأَتْبِعِ السَّيِّءَةَالْحَسَنَةَ تَمْحُهَا وَخَالِقِ النَّاسَ بِخُلُقٍ حَسَنٍ </li></ul><ul><li>“ Be conscious of Allah (TAQWA) wherever you may be, and follow-up whatever misdeeds you may have committed by doing (more) righteous deeds (as reparation, for it) shall efface them ( i.e. the negative effect of these misdeeds); and interact with people in the best manner of disposition (i.e. adopt a noble character).” </li></ul><ul><li>(Hadith reported by Tabrani from Abi Dzar) </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM PROPHET MUHAMMAD S.A.W. ADVISE:
  • 39. THE MEANING OF LIFE <ul><li>As such, in this world there are many types of people with many and differing worldviews and philosophy of life. Allah reminds us not to blindly imitate or follow just any body, lest we swerve away from the straight path: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM
  • 40. THE MEANING OF LIFE <ul><li>“ And keep thy soul content with those who call on their Lord morning and evening, seeking His Face; and let not thine eyes pass beyond them seeking the pomp and glitter of this Life; nor obey any whose heart We have permitted to neglect the remembrance of Us, one who follows his own desires, whose case has gone beyond all bounds.” </li></ul><ul><li>(Qur’an: Kahfi: 18:28)   </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM
  • 41. THE MEANING OF LIFE <ul><li>As regards the tendency to compare a Muslims life with the life of unbelievers with their free, easy-going, worldly and seeming affluence, Allah s.w.t. warns: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM
  • 42. THE MEANING OF LIFE <ul><li>    </li></ul><ul><li>“ Let not the strutting about (the free disposal and affluence ) of the Unbelievers through the land deceive thee: Little is it for enjoyment; their ultimate abode is Hell: what an evil bed (to lie on)! On the other hand, for those who fear their Lord, are Gardens with rivers flowing beneath: therein are they to dwell (for ever) a gift,― from the presence of Allah; and that which is in the presence of Allah is the best (bliss) for the righteous.” </li></ul><ul><li>(Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 196-198)   </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM
  • 43. THE MEANING OF LIFE <ul><li>In fact we must strive in this world to be as : </li></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul><ul><li>“ And thus have We willed you to be a community of the middle way ( ummatan wasotan i.e. justly balanced), so that [with your lives] you might bear witness to the truth before all mankind ( shuhadaa-a ‘alan-naas ) , and the Messenger as a witness over you.“ </li></ul><ul><li>( Qur’an: al- Baqarah: 2:143 ) </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM
  • 44. THE MEANING OF LIFE <ul><li>In fact we must strive in this world to be as this person described and praised by Allah: </li></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM
  • 45. THE MEANING OF LIFE <ul><li>   </li></ul><ul><li>“   Who is better in speech than one who calls (men) to Allah, works righteousness, and says &amp;quot;I am of those who bow in Islam ( min al-Muslimeen )&amp;quot;?  Nor can Goodness and Evil be equal. Repel (Evil) with what is better: then will he between whom and thee was hatred become as it were thy friend and intimate!  And no one will be granted such goodness except those who exercise patience and self-restraint none but persons of the greatest good fortune.”  </li></ul><ul><li>(Qur’an: Fussilat: 41:33-35)   </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM
  • 46. FEW WORDS OF WISDOM CONCERNING THIS WORLD <ul><li>“ Call to your mind many times the extinction of pleasures and joys (i.e. never forget death). “ </li></ul><ul><li>“ Any breath that a man breathes is a step towards death.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ The world is the prison of the religious people and paradise of unbelievers.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ The world is like water of the sea, the man who is thirsty, the more he drinks water of it the more he becomes thirsty, until the water kills him in the end! “ </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM
  • 47. FEW WORDS OF WISDOM CONCERNING THIS WORLD <ul><li>“ The story of the world is as a snake, that appears to be soft, but inwardly has a deadly poison. “ </li></ul><ul><li>“ The one who is attached to this world will consider the next world as an enemy and will detest it. “ </li></ul><ul><li>“ In the world, people are publicized by their property, wealth and asset, and in eternity they are known by their deeds and actions.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ The one whose only objective is eternity, Allah will suffice his worldly affairs.” </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM
  • 48. FEW WORDS OF WISDOM CONCERNING THIS WORLD <ul><li>“ The one whose only goal is this world, at the time of death and departure will be filled with grief, sorrow and regrets.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Whenever you find your world has improved, be concerned about your religion! “ </li></ul><ul><li>“ Don&apos;t be unaware of the world&apos;s benevolence, and be it known that the eternity will not be obtained but through this World.“ </li></ul><ul><li>“ Attachment to this world corrupts the wisdom and makes deaf the ear of the heart from hearing wisdom.” </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM
  • 49. FEW WORDS OF WISDOM CONCERNING THIS WORLD <ul><li>“ Take legitimate interests from your world to the degree that it will neither injure your generosity and chivalry nor engage you with over indulgence, thus it helps you in your religious affairs.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ To recognize the world insignificant, is the highest stage of certainty in faith.” </li></ul><ul><li>” The slave of Allah should put away reserves from this world for his eternity, and from his life for his death, and from his youth for his old age.” </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM
  • 50. FEW WORDS OF WISDOM CONCERNING THIS WORLD <ul><li>“ The one who is attached to the world, the fear of the next world will be gone from his heart, and if a servant of Allah after becoming knowledgeable behaves more attached to the world, he will be far from Allah as well, and will be more and more disfavoured by Allah.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Any affluence and pleasure of this world compared to the blessing of paradise is insignificant, and any calamity and disaster of this world compared to the fire of hell is considered healthful!” </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM
  • 51. THE MEANING OF LIFE <ul><li>Because while in this world there are three (3) categories of people. We know and always ask Allah to make us belong to the people of Right Guidance:  </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM
  • 52. THE MEANING OF LIFE <ul><li>Because while in this world there are three (3) categories of people. We know and always ask Allah to make us belong to the people of Right Guidance:  </li></ul><ul><li>“ Show (guide) us the straight way. The way of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy Grace, NOT Those whose (portion) is not wrath and who go not astray.” </li></ul><ul><li>( Qur’an: Fatihah: 1: 6-7 ) </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM
  • 53. THE MEANING OF LIFE <ul><li>Because while in this world there are three (3) categories of people. We know and always ask Allah to make us belong to the people of Right Guidance:  </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM
  • 54. THE MEANING OF LIFE <ul><li>Because while in this world there are three (3) categories of people. We know and always ask Allah to make us belong to the people of Right Guidance:  </li></ul><ul><li>&amp;quot;Our Lord! Bestow on us Mercy from Thyself, and dispose of our affair for us in the right way! “ </li></ul><ul><li>( Qur’an: Kahfi: 18:10 ) </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM
  • 55. THE MEANING OF LIFE <ul><li>Because while in this world there are three (3) categories of people. We know and always ask Allah to make us belong to the people of Right Guidance:  </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM
  • 56. THE MEANING OF LIFE <ul><li>Because while in this world there are three (3) categories of people. We know and always ask Allah to make us belong to the people of Right Guidance:  </li></ul><ul><li>  &amp;quot;Our Lord! Make of us Muslims bowing to Thy (Will) and of our progeny a people Muslim bowing to Thy (Will) and show us our places for the celebration of (due) rites; and turn unto us (in Mercy); for Thou art the Oft-Returning Most-Merciful.” </li></ul><ul><li>( Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 128 ) </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM
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  • 58. THE MEANING OF LIFE <ul><li>“ Our Lord ! Let not our hearts swerve from the truth after You have guided us; and bestow upon us the gift of Thy Grace (Mercy): verily, You are the (true) giver of Gifts (bestowals).” </li></ul><ul><li>( Qur’an : Aali ‘Imran : 3 : 8 ) </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM
  • 59. THE MEANING OF LIFE <ul><li>“ Our Lord! Give us good in this world and good in the Hereafter and save us from the torment of the fire!&amp;quot; </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM
  • 60. <ul><li>وَصَلّى اللَّهُ عَلَى سَيْدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ وَ عَلَى آلِهِ وصَحْبِهِ وَسَلّم </li></ul><ul><li>And salutations of Allah and Peace be upon our Leader Muhammad, and upon His household and Companions . </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM
  • 61. <ul><li>وَالْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِيْن </li></ul><ul><li>And all the Praises belongs to Allah, Lord Sustainer of all the worlds. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved©Zhulkeflee2009 TASAWWUR ISLAM
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