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LESSON # 3LESSON # 3
““THE COVENANT”THE COVENANT”
3RD
RUN OF THE MODULE
Arabic (plural) of Adab : meanings – “good breedin...
““LESSON ON ISLAMICLESSON ON ISLAMIC
CONCEPT OF ADAB”CONCEPT OF ADAB”
Intermediate Fardhu ‘Ain in English for AdultsInterm...
ArabicArabic (plural) of(plural) of AdabAdab : meanings – “good breeding, decency,: meanings – “good breeding, decency,
nu...
““We are (much) in need of a little adab, fromWe are (much) in need of a little adab, from
(that of) going out (seeking) a...
““Allah witnesses that there is no deity except Him, andAllah witnesses that there is no deity except Him, and
[so do] the...
““O MANKIND! Worship (serve) your SustainerO MANKIND! Worship (serve) your Sustainer, who has, who has
created you and tho...
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“ (Allah) Who has made the earth a resting-place for
you and the sky a canopy, and has sent down water
from the sky and th...
““The foremost in religion is the acknowledgement of Him (Allah)”The foremost in religion is the acknowledgement of Him (A...
Those who claimed to be “atheists” even are in reality serving or
worshipping their own Selves (their desires).
““Have you...
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And [mention] when your Lord took from the children ofAnd [mention] when your Lord took from the children of
Adam - from t...
Mankind is calledMankind is called ((insaaninsaan) – a word whose roots is) – a word whose roots is
similar with the words...
The ability to perceive the existence of a Supreme Being (God) is
innate in human nature ( Fitwrah), and it is this instin...
““Every child is born in a state of pure innocence (Every child is born in a state of pure innocence (FITwRAHFITwRAH),),
I...
Thus Islam view humankind positively, free of blame or sins, left in
the care of parents. Each one of us are said to be up...
And those who know the Truth are to invite all with reasoning
and wisdom, appealing to their innate volition towards recog...
““CONSIDER the flight of time!CONSIDER the flight of time! Verily, man is bound toVerily, man is bound to
lose himselflose...
Islam’s message is the message of Mercy and Allah’s Forgiveness,
and we must never despair in inviting all fellow man to A...
““No (don’t destroy them) ! But my hope is that AllahNo (don’t destroy them) ! But my hope is that Allah
will bring forth ...
When we enter into Islam, the “Shahaadahtain” constitute the
re-affirmation (reconnection) with our primordial (spiritual)...
““And He is Allah; there is no deity except Him. To Him is [dueAnd He is Allah; there is no deity except Him. To Him is [d...
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““ Say: ‘O my servants who have transgressed against theirSay: ‘O my servants who have transgressed against their
own soul...
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Prophet Muhammad s.a.a....
‘‘O AllO Allaah, You are my Lord, none has the righth, You are my Lord, none has the right
to be worshipped except You,to ...
““ButBut seekseek, through, through that which Allah has giventhat which Allah has given you,you, the home ofthe home of
t...
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Let not the strutting about of the Unbelievers through the landLet not the strutting about of the Unbelievers through the ...
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““AndAnd hold firmlyhold firmly to the (to the (HABLHABL) rope of Allah all together and) rope of Allah all together and
d...
“Under covenant (HABL – bond; relationship) with
Allah –- and covenant (HABL – bond; relationship)
with fellow mankind”
(Q...
““And I leave behind me for you all, for clarifying in yourAnd I leave behind me for you all, for clarifying in your
affai...
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““Verily, I am leaving behind me for you all, whosoever clingsVerily, I am leaving behind me for you all, whosoever clings...
In our existence, we have to be mindful of our life and all our
responsibilities and commitment which we are commanded to
...
The word “ “ (The word “ “ (habl’habl’) literally means “) literally means “cord; string; rope;cord; string; rope;
cable; ...
The word “ “ (The word “ “ (habl’habl’)) literally means “literally means “cord; string; rope;cord; string; rope;
cable; e...
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AA ROPEROPE usually has many components, sub-components etc. Each, whet...
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As long as these components are kept united, the strength of theAs long...
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““Be conscious of and fear Allah (Be conscious of and fear Allah (TAQWATAQWA))
wherever you may be … “wherever you may be ...
This requires us to be constantly mindful in seeking to benefitThis requires us to be constantly mindful in seeking to ben...
““ And whoever (is conscious of and) fears Allah (And whoever (is conscious of and) fears Allah (TAQWATAQWA))
- He (Allah)...
““ And whoever (is conscious of and) fears Allah (And whoever (is conscious of and) fears Allah (TAQWATAQWA))
- He (Allah)...
“ That is the command of Allah, which He has sent down
to you; and whoever (is conscious of and) fears Allah
(TAQWA) - He ...
“…“… and follow-up whatever misdeeds (you may haveand follow-up whatever misdeeds (you may have
committed as reparation) b...
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Apart from being cautio...
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““O you who have believ...
“…“… And interact with people in the best mannerAnd interact with people in the best manner
of disposition (i.e. adopt a n...
It is from the root “ “ -It is from the root “ “ - ANISAANISA oror ANUSAANUSA - have- have
meaning :meaning : “to be compa...
It is from the root “ “ -It is from the root “ “ - ANISAANISA oror ANUSAANUSA - have- have
meaning :meaning : “to be compa...
Our existence thus, has to do with relationship which must
even be extended towards the rest of mankind and the universe,
...
If you keep seeking the jewel of understanding, then you are a mine of
understanding in the making.
If you live to reach t...
So, at times although we tend to focus only to specifics and
particulars, but the ISLAMIC ADAB requires us to always keep ...
The subject matter may seem disparate, but actually theyThe subject matter may seem disparate, but actually they
are inter...
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APPENDIX
PROPOSED ASPECTS OF RELATIONSHIP : LESSONS TO COVER TO THE
EXTENT AS PERMITTED BY TIME CONSTRAI...
SELFSELF
ALLAH RASULULLAH
SIBLINGSSIBLINGS
KNOWLEDGEKNOWLEDGE
NEIGHBOURSNEIGHBOURS
AL-QUR’AN
TEACHERSTEACHERS
FELLOW MUSLI...
INSHA-ALLAH !
TO BE CONTINUED FURTHER.
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  1. 1. LESSON # 3LESSON # 3 ““THE COVENANT”THE COVENANT” 3RD RUN OF THE MODULE Arabic (plural) of Adab : meanings – “good breeding, decency, nurture, good manners, refinement, cultured, decorum, courteous, etiquette, propriety, social grace, to educate, discipline, the humanities, etc.” sense of proportion and knowledge of their rightful place in the order of things, the absence of which indicates injustice Insha’Allah -This is a follow-up course, after completion of 18 weeks course on the kitab “Ta’lim al-Muta’allim Tariqit Ta’allum ” of Sheikh Tajuddin Nu’man Zarnuji started 24 August 2013 IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL.MOST MERCIFUL. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) UPDATED 7 SEPT 2013UPDATED 7 SEPT 2013 Topic for 7th September 2013Topic for 7th September 2013
  2. 2. ““LESSON ON ISLAMICLESSON ON ISLAMIC CONCEPT OF ADAB”CONCEPT OF ADAB” Intermediate Fardhu ‘Ain in English for AdultsIntermediate Fardhu ‘Ain in English for Adults 16 weekly class starting: 24 AUGUST 2013 Every Wednesday night @ 8pm – 10pm Wisma Indah, 450 Changi Road, #02-00 next to Masjid Kassim ANNOUNCING START ANNOUNCING START OF ANOTHER CYCLE OF ANOTHER CYCLE OF THIS MODULE OF THIS MODULE 2 Arabic (plural) of Adab : meanings – “good breeding, decency, nurture, good manners, refinement, cultured, decorum, courteous, etiquette, propriety, social grace, to educate, discipline, the humanities, etc.” sense of proportion and knowledge of their rightful place in the order of things, the absence of which indicates injustice Course conducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail DUE TODUE TO REQUESTREQUEST AA-DAAB For further information and registration contact E-mail : ad.fardhayn.sg@gmail.com or +65 81234669 / +65 96838279 All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) 3rd RUN OF THE MODULE
  3. 3. ArabicArabic (plural) of(plural) of AdabAdab : meanings – “good breeding, decency,: meanings – “good breeding, decency, nurture, good manners, refinement, cultured, decorum, courteous,nurture, good manners, refinement, cultured, decorum, courteous, etiquette, propriety, social grace, to educate, discipline, theetiquette, propriety, social grace, to educate, discipline, the humanities, etc.”humanities, etc.” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  4. 4. ““We are (much) in need of a little adab, fromWe are (much) in need of a little adab, from (that of) going out (seeking) after much of(that of) going out (seeking) after much of ‘ilm (knowledge)”‘ilm (knowledge)” –– Imam ‘Abdullah al-MubarakImam ‘Abdullah al-Mubarak All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  5. 5. ““Allah witnesses that there is no deity except Him, andAllah witnesses that there is no deity except Him, and [so do] the angels and those of knowledge[so do] the angels and those of knowledge - [that He is]- [that He is] maintaining [creation] in justicemaintaining [creation] in justice ((QISTwQISTw). There is no). There is no deity except Him, the Exalted in Might, the Wise."deity except Him, the Exalted in Might, the Wise." ((Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 18Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 18)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  6. 6. ““O MANKIND! Worship (serve) your SustainerO MANKIND! Worship (serve) your Sustainer, who has, who has created you and those who lived before you, so that youcreated you and those who lived before you, so that you might remain conscious of Him (might remain conscious of Him (TAQWATAQWA)“)“ ((Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 21Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 21)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
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  8. 8. “ (Allah) Who has made the earth a resting-place for you and the sky a canopy, and has sent down water from the sky and thereby brought forth fruits for your sustenance: do not, then, claim that there is any power that could rival Allah, when you know [that He is One].” (Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 22) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  9. 9. ““The foremost in religion is the acknowledgement of Him (Allah)”The foremost in religion is the acknowledgement of Him (Allah)” Mankind’s existence is not accidental as though without purpose, but humans by nature are capable of knowing meanings and purpose to his life and his special place in nature. Unlike animals, man’s reasoning faculty is summoned to reflect upon the higher philosophical questions as to the meaning and purpose of life which leads to the cognition of the existence of the Divine. There is already and innate predisposition in him towards wanting to serve (worship) someone or something. Imam ‘Ali bin Abi Tolib r.a. said:Imam ‘Ali bin Abi Tolib r.a. said: All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  10. 10. Those who claimed to be “atheists” even are in reality serving or worshipping their own Selves (their desires). ““Have you seenHave you seen he who has taken as his god his [own] desirehe who has taken as his god his [own] desire, and Allah, and Allah has sent him astray due to knowledge and has set a seal upon hishas sent him astray due to knowledge and has set a seal upon his hearing and his heart and put over his vision a veil? So who will guidehearing and his heart and put over his vision a veil? So who will guide him after Allah? Then will you not be reminded?”him after Allah? Then will you not be reminded?” ((Qur’an: Jathiya: 45: 24Qur’an: Jathiya: 45: 24)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
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  13. 13. And [mention] when your Lord took from the children ofAnd [mention] when your Lord took from the children of Adam - from their loins - their descendants and made themAdam - from their loins - their descendants and made them testify of themselves, [saying to them], "testify of themselves, [saying to them], "Am I not yourAm I not your Lord?Lord?" (" (ALAS-TU-BI-ROB-BI-KUMALAS-TU-BI-ROB-BI-KUM)) They said, "They said, "Yes, we have testifiedYes, we have testified." (." (BA-LAA-SHA-HID-NAABA-LAA-SHA-HID-NAA)) [This] - lest you should say on the day of Resurrection,[This] - lest you should say on the day of Resurrection, "Indeed, we were of this unaware.""Indeed, we were of this unaware." ((Qur’an: A’raf: 7: 172Qur’an: A’raf: 7: 172)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  14. 14. Mankind is calledMankind is called ((insaaninsaan) – a word whose roots is) – a word whose roots is similar with the wordsimilar with the word ((nis-yaannis-yaan;; nasiynasiy)) –– meaning “forgetfulness; to forget”.meaning “forgetfulness; to forget”. Prophets came to ‘remind’; and thus the Qur’an is also named asProphets came to ‘remind’; and thus the Qur’an is also named as “ ““ “ ((Adz-DzikrAdz-Dzikr)) meaning -‘the Reminder’meaning -‘the Reminder’ Islam asserts that mankind, naturally has a pure instinctIslam asserts that mankind, naturally has a pure instinct ((fitwrah saleemafitwrah saleema) to know of God’s existence.) to know of God’s existence. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  15. 15. The ability to perceive the existence of a Supreme Being (God) is innate in human nature ( Fitwrah), and it is this instinctive cognition that explains why in every culture there is a term referring to the Supernatural Divine - God. In this verse we are told that, spiritually, our soul has already testified to Allah’s Lordship prior to our physical sojourn on this earth. Thus it is the Arabic term for “man” has that meaning “to forget”, and messengers were sent but to be (MUDZAKKIR) the ones to give “reminders” (DZIKR) to man, as well as the “Warner” (NADZEERA) regarding the consequence for heedlessness of this Reality. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  16. 16. ““Every child is born in a state of pure innocence (Every child is born in a state of pure innocence (FITwRAHFITwRAH),), It is the parents then who would make him to becomeIt is the parents then who would make him to become a Jew or a Christian or a Pagan.”a Jew or a Christian or a Pagan.” ((Hadith reported by BukharyHadith reported by Bukhary)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  17. 17. Thus Islam view humankind positively, free of blame or sins, left in the care of parents. Each one of us are said to be upon the pure and innocent nature of submission (“Islam”), but may be nurtured to become otherwise. Even if they veered into a deviant path, they still can or is expected to continuously seek forgiveness and return to the path of Truth and reformation (ISLAH). Although human is not compelled because of his freewill, yet his innate potentials are to be developed and actualised towards knowing the truth. Those who are aware but reject truth is thus guilty of “KUFR” “concealing; covering up; rejecting truth; or being ungrateful; ” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  18. 18. And those who know the Truth are to invite all with reasoning and wisdom, appealing to their innate volition towards recognizing the higher Reality and purpose, transcending this temporary earthly existence. It is never hopeless. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  19. 19. ““CONSIDER the flight of time!CONSIDER the flight of time! Verily, man is bound toVerily, man is bound to lose himselflose himself unless he be of those who attain to faith,unless he be of those who attain to faith, and do good works, and enjoin upon one anotherand do good works, and enjoin upon one another the keeping to truth, and enjoin upon one anotherthe keeping to truth, and enjoin upon one another patience in adversity.”patience in adversity.” ((Qur’an: al-’Asr: 103: 1-3Qur’an: al-’Asr: 103: 1-3)) And those who know the Truth are to invite all with reasoning and wisdom, appealing to their innate volition towards recognizing the higher Reality and purpose, transcending this temporary earthly existence. It is never hopeless. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  20. 20. Islam’s message is the message of Mercy and Allah’s Forgiveness, and we must never despair in inviting all fellow man to Allah’s way. ““CALL THOU (all mankind] unto thy Sustainer's pathCALL THOU (all mankind] unto thy Sustainer's path with wisdomwith wisdom and goodly exhortation, and argue with them in the most kindlyand goodly exhortation, and argue with them in the most kindly manner- for, behold, thy Sustainer knows best as to who strays frommanner- for, behold, thy Sustainer knows best as to who strays from His path, and best knows He as to who are the right-guided.”His path, and best knows He as to who are the right-guided.” ((Qur’an: an-Nahlu: 16: 125Qur’an: an-Nahlu: 16: 125)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  21. 21. ““No (don’t destroy them) ! But my hope is that AllahNo (don’t destroy them) ! But my hope is that Allah will bring forth from their descendents, people whowill bring forth from their descendents, people who worship Allah Alone, and do not set up partnersworship Allah Alone, and do not set up partners (i.e. commit shirk) to Him. ”(i.e. commit shirk) to Him. ” Prophet Muhammad’s reaction to suggestion for him invoke destruction (as punishment ) upon his oppressors (Quraysh) : All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  22. 22. When we enter into Islam, the “Shahaadahtain” constitute the re-affirmation (reconnection) with our primordial (spiritual) bond with our Creator Sustainer. This bond is in-fact our “self-actualizing” which re-orientate and align our aim and purpose of life upon a single TAUHEEDIC paradigm : life of service and servitude to the One God through submission and obedience, following His Last Messenger Muhammad s.a.a.w.. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  23. 23. ““And He is Allah; there is no deity except Him. To Him is [dueAnd He is Allah; there is no deity except Him. To Him is [due all] praise in the first [life] and the Hereafter. And His is theall] praise in the first [life] and the Hereafter. And His is the [final] decision, and to Him you will be returned.”[final] decision, and to Him you will be returned.” ((Qur’an: Qasas: 28: 70Qur’an: Qasas: 28: 70)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
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  25. 25. ““ Say: ‘O my servants who have transgressed against theirSay: ‘O my servants who have transgressed against their own souls!own souls! Despair not of the Mercy of Allah: for AllahDespair not of the Mercy of Allah: for Allah forgives all sins:forgives all sins: for He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.for He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. Turn ye to your Lord (in repentance) and bow to His [Will],Turn ye to your Lord (in repentance) and bow to His [Will], before the Penalty comes on you: After that ye shall not bebefore the Penalty comes on you: After that ye shall not be helped.”helped.” ((Qur’an: Surah az-Zumar: 39: 53-54Qur’an: Surah az-Zumar: 39: 53-54)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  26. 26. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) Prophet Muhammad s.a.a.w. taught this important DU’A :
  27. 27. ‘‘O AllO Allaah, You are my Lord, none has the righth, You are my Lord, none has the right to be worshipped except You,to be worshipped except You, You created me and I am Your servant and I abideYou created me and I am Your servant and I abide to Your covenant and promise as best I can,to Your covenant and promise as best I can, I seek refuge in You from the (consequence of the) evil ofI seek refuge in You from the (consequence of the) evil of which I have committed.which I have committed. I acknowledge Your favour upon me andI acknowledge Your favour upon me and I acknowledge my sin,I acknowledge my sin, so forgive me, for verily none can forgive sin except You.’so forgive me, for verily none can forgive sin except You.’ Prophet Muhammad s.a.a.w. taught this important DU’A : All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  28. 28. ““ButBut seekseek, through, through that which Allah has giventhat which Allah has given you,you, the home ofthe home of the Hereafterthe Hereafter; and [yet], do not forget your share of the world.; and [yet], do not forget your share of the world. AndAnd do good as Allah has done good to youdo good as Allah has done good to you. And. And desire notdesire not corruption in the land.corruption in the land. Indeed, Allah does not like corrupters.“Indeed, Allah does not like corrupters.“ ((Qur’an: Qasas: 28: 77Qur’an: Qasas: 28: 77)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
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  30. 30. Let not the strutting about of the Unbelievers through the landLet not the strutting about of the Unbelievers through the land deceive theedeceive thee (seemingly able to do as they please on earth):(seemingly able to do as they please on earth): it is [but] a brief enjoyment, with hell thereafter as their goal –it is [but] a brief enjoyment, with hell thereafter as their goal – and how vile a resting-place! –and how vile a resting-place! – whereas those who remain conscious of their Sustainer (whereas those who remain conscious of their Sustainer (TAQWATAQWA)) shall have gardens through which running waters flow, therein toshall have gardens through which running waters flow, therein to abide: a ready welcome from Allah.abide: a ready welcome from Allah. And that which is with AllahAnd that which is with Allah is best for the truly virtuous.is best for the truly virtuous.”” ((Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 196-197Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 196-197)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  31. 31. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  32. 32. ““AndAnd hold firmlyhold firmly to the (to the (HABLHABL) rope of Allah all together and) rope of Allah all together and do not become divided. And remember the favour of Allahdo not become divided. And remember the favour of Allah upon you - when you were enemies and He brought yourupon you - when you were enemies and He brought your hearts together and you became, by His favour, brothers.hearts together and you became, by His favour, brothers.”” ((Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3:103Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3:103)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  33. 33. “Under covenant (HABL – bond; relationship) with Allah –- and covenant (HABL – bond; relationship) with fellow mankind” (Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3:112) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  34. 34. ““And I leave behind me for you all, for clarifying in yourAnd I leave behind me for you all, for clarifying in your affairs (of this religion), whosoever holdfast to them shallaffairs (of this religion), whosoever holdfast to them shall never be led astray – (these are) thenever be led astray – (these are) the Book of AllahBook of Allah andand thethe SunnahSunnah (Way or tradition) of His Messenger.”(Way or tradition) of His Messenger.” ((From Sermon reported by Ibnu Hisham in his “Seerah”From Sermon reported by Ibnu Hisham in his “Seerah”)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
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  36. 36. ““Verily, I am leaving behind me for you all, whosoever clingsVerily, I am leaving behind me for you all, whosoever clings to them shall never be astray after this till the hereafterto them shall never be astray after this till the hereafter :-the Book of Allah:-the Book of Allah - the rope stretched from heaven to the- the rope stretched from heaven to the earthearth; and my ‘; and my ‘itrahitrah’ [progeny] from my Household – These’ [progeny] from my Household – These two will never be separated from each other until theytwo will never be separated from each other until they return upon the Pool (in Paradise).return upon the Pool (in Paradise). See that you do not differ from (the guidance of) these twoSee that you do not differ from (the guidance of) these two after me.”after me.” ((Hadith reported by TirmidziHadith reported by Tirmidzi)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  37. 37. In our existence, we have to be mindful of our life and all our responsibilities and commitment which we are commanded to bind ourselves to, or have taken upon ourselves towards those whom we have covenanted (made contract/agreement) with. Placing them in their rightful place, fulfilling or giving them their just due becomes imperative especially when we realize we shall most certainly be called to account for all them in the presence of Allah azza-wajalla in the HEREAFTER. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  38. 38. The word “ “ (The word “ “ (habl’habl’) literally means “) literally means “cord; string; rope;cord; string; rope; cable; etccable; etc.” it gives us the imaginary of something which is to be.” it gives us the imaginary of something which is to be used for:used for:  ““binding oneself to or with itbinding oneself to or with it” ;” ;  ““something to cling on to, to holdfast, as a means of oncesomething to cling on to, to holdfast, as a means of once salvationsalvation”;”;  the “the “bond which unitesbond which unites”;”; All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  39. 39. The word “ “ (The word “ “ (habl’habl’)) literally means “literally means “cord; string; rope;cord; string; rope; cable; etc.cable; etc.” it gives us the imaginary of something which is to be” it gives us the imaginary of something which is to be used for:used for:  ““the connecting link which symbolises unity and continuitythe connecting link which symbolises unity and continuity which is unbrokenwhich is unbroken”; etc.;”; etc.;  As in “As in “cable or ropecable or rope”, it evoke unity in diversity, when every”, it evoke unity in diversity, when every strands and cord were to be in their rightful place, functioningstrands and cord were to be in their rightful place, functioning accordingly to their own way, fulfilling their due – leads toaccordingly to their own way, fulfilling their due – leads to strength.strength. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  40. 40. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) AA ROPEROPE usually has many components, sub-components etc. Each, whetherusually has many components, sub-components etc. Each, whether strandsstrands oror yarnyarnss oror fibersfibers etc. areetc. are woven (bound) intowoven (bound) into andand add strengthadd strength to theto the ROPEROPE, as also to be themselves, as also to be themselves strengthened bystrengthened by others if they are weak.others if they are weak. As long these are attached to and linked to the source of whichAs long these are attached to and linked to the source of which the ROPEthe ROPE isis originally secured to, they are rightly regarded as a part of theoriginally secured to, they are rightly regarded as a part of the ROPEROPE.. Thus it is important that every component know its own worth, its function andThus it is important that every component know its own worth, its function and its place. Beware ofits place. Beware of fraysfrays, and those who seek to unravel the, and those who seek to unravel the ROPEROPE (bond).(bond). COMPONENTSCOMPONENTS TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH
  41. 41. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) As long as these components are kept united, the strength of theAs long as these components are kept united, the strength of the ROPEROPE isis increased and assured. Whereas when each component function individually, theyincreased and assured. Whereas when each component function individually, they can never hope to sustain the load originally supported by thecan never hope to sustain the load originally supported by the ROPEROPE.. Also when one is already clinging to the onlyAlso when one is already clinging to the only ROPEROPE which one is already certain towhich one is already certain to be anchored to a safe support, cling on to it. Do not be easily tempted to grab onbe anchored to a safe support, cling on to it. Do not be easily tempted to grab on to other dubious roots or vines of unknown (doubtful) connection, even thoughto other dubious roots or vines of unknown (doubtful) connection, even though they may look better, stronger, newer etc. than yourthey may look better, stronger, newer etc. than your ROPEROPE.. COMPONENTSCOMPONENTS TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH
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  43. 43. ““Be conscious of and fear Allah (Be conscious of and fear Allah (TAQWATAQWA)) wherever you may be … “wherever you may be … “ ((Hadith reported by at-TabaraniHadith reported by at-Tabarani)) Our existence, or the consciousness of our existing should atOur existence, or the consciousness of our existing should at all times be link towards our witnessing Allah’s SWT absoluteall times be link towards our witnessing Allah’s SWT absolute Oneness and His Merciful Justice (Oneness and His Merciful Justice (QISTWQISTW) in sustaining the) in sustaining the creation.creation. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  44. 44. This requires us to be constantly mindful in seeking to benefitThis requires us to be constantly mindful in seeking to benefit from knowledge in every signs (from knowledge in every signs (AAYATAAYAT) manifested in life.) manifested in life. Yet, the command is not merely witnessing but it is to remainYet, the command is not merely witnessing but it is to remain in a state ofin a state of TAQWATAQWA – wherever we may be.– wherever we may be. It is important to realize that it is with our striving to remainIt is important to realize that it is with our striving to remain this state ofthis state of TAQWATAQWA that Allah SWT has made it as thethat Allah SWT has made it as the gateway towards many of His promised bestowals.gateway towards many of His promised bestowals. Let us consider some of these :Let us consider some of these : All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  45. 45. ““ And whoever (is conscious of and) fears Allah (And whoever (is conscious of and) fears Allah (TAQWATAQWA)) - He (Allah)will make for him a way out (from every- He (Allah)will make for him a way out (from every difficulties). And will provide for him (difficulties). And will provide for him (RIZQRIZQ) from where) from where he does not expect.”he does not expect.” ((Qur’an: Talaq: 65: 2-3Qur’an: Talaq: 65: 2-3)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  46. 46. ““ And whoever (is conscious of and) fears Allah (And whoever (is conscious of and) fears Allah (TAQWATAQWA)) - He (Allah) will make for him of his matter ease.”- He (Allah) will make for him of his matter ease.” ((Qur’an: Talaq: 65: 4Qur’an: Talaq: 65: 4)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  47. 47. “ That is the command of Allah, which He has sent down to you; and whoever (is conscious of and) fears Allah (TAQWA) - He will remove for him his misdeeds and make great for him his reward.” (Qur’an: Talaq: 65: 5) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  48. 48. “…“… 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) … “of these) … “ ((Hadith reported by at-TabaraniHadith reported by at-Tabarani)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  49. 49. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) Apart from being cautious from transgression (havingApart from being cautious from transgression (having TAQWATAQWA),), here the advise is towards 3 things:here the advise is towards 3 things: [1][1] to always doto always do MUHAASABAHMUHAASABAH – critically to look into ourselves i.e.– critically to look into ourselves i.e. self-accounting, especially scrutinizing our misdeeds (not theself-accounting, especially scrutinizing our misdeeds (not the good);good); [2][2] to effectively do this, one must acquire adequate understanding ofto effectively do this, one must acquire adequate understanding of thethe DEENDEEN or knowledge of theor knowledge of the SHARI’AHSHARI’AH – while also strengthening– while also strengthening of one’sof one’s AQEEDAHAQEEDAH that serves as the driver (motivation);that serves as the driver (motivation); [3][3] to act uponto act upon ISLAISLAHH – (reform with reparation). The– (reform with reparation). The ADABADAB obviously isobviously is with seeking forgiveness, and following through with (restitution /with seeking forgiveness, and following through with (restitution / reparation) and much good or righteous deeds - with the hope forreparation) and much good or righteous deeds - with the hope for Allah’s Mercy and Magnanimity.Allah’s Mercy and Magnanimity.
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  51. 51. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) ““O you who have believed, (be conscious of and) fear AllahO you who have believed, (be conscious of and) fear Allah ((TAQWATAQWA). And let every soul look to what it has put forth for). And let every soul look to what it has put forth for tomorrow - and fear Allah (tomorrow - and fear Allah (TAQWATAQWA).). Indeed, Allah is Acquainted with what you do.Indeed, Allah is Acquainted with what you do. And be not like those who forgot Allah, so He made them forgetAnd be not like those who forgot Allah, so He made them forget themselves. Those are the defiantly disobedient (themselves. Those are the defiantly disobedient (FAA-SIQUNFAA-SIQUN).). Not equal are the companions of the Fire and the companions ofNot equal are the companions of the Fire and the companions of Paradise. The companions of Paradise - they are the attainersParadise. The companions of Paradise - they are the attainers [of success] –[of success] – FAA-IZUNFAA-IZUN.”.” ((Qur’an: Hashr: 59: 18-20Qur’an: Hashr: 59: 18-20))
  52. 52. “…“… And interact with people in the best mannerAnd interact with people in the best manner of disposition (i.e. adopt a noble character).”of disposition (i.e. adopt a noble character).” ((Hadith reported by at-TabaraniHadith reported by at-Tabarani)) In interacting with people, our Prophet s.a.w. commands usIn interacting with people, our Prophet s.a.w. commands us to adopt the best manner in our disposition (to adopt the best manner in our disposition (AKHLAQAKHLAQ), which), which when applied would require knowledge with “when applied would require knowledge with “ADABADAB..”” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  53. 53. It is from the root “ “ -It is from the root “ “ - ANISAANISA oror ANUSAANUSA - have- have meaning :meaning : “to be companionable, sociable, nice, friendly, to be on“to be companionable, sociable, nice, friendly, to be on familiar terms, to be intimate, nice, kind, to accommodate,familiar terms, to be intimate, nice, kind, to accommodate, accustom, acquaint, etc. “accustom, acquaint, etc. “ INSAANINSAAN – “– “ Human beingHuman being ”” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  54. 54. It is from the root “ “ -It is from the root “ “ - ANISAANISA oror ANUSAANUSA - have- have meaning :meaning : “to be companionable, sociable, nice, friendly, to be on“to be companionable, sociable, nice, friendly, to be on familiar terms, to be intimate, nice, kind, to accommodate,familiar terms, to be intimate, nice, kind, to accommodate, accustom, acquaint, etc. “accustom, acquaint, etc. “ INSAANINSAAN – “– “ Human beingHuman being ”” ““O mankind, indeed We have created you from maleO mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes thatand female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another (you may know one another (LI-TA-’AA-RA-FUULI-TA-’AA-RA-FUU).”).” ((Qur’an: Hujurat: 49: 13Qur’an: Hujurat: 49: 13)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  55. 55. Our existence thus, has to do with relationship which must even be extended towards the rest of mankind and the universe, and transcends the notion of space and time, into the realm of timeless eternity, which ultimately we will all be brought back to. Thus to keep in view of this ‘whole picture’ – with TAQWA – would be to have adequate knowledge of all that concerns our final return to Allah – AL-AAKHIRAH (Hereafter). And to strive, with this conviction borne of IIMAN in Allah SWT – as our aim: All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  56. 56. If you keep seeking the jewel of understanding, then you are a mine of understanding in the making. If you live to reach the Essence one day, then your life itself is an expression of the Essence. Know that in the final analysis you are that which you search for. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOSTMOST COMPASSIONATE,COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFULMOST MERCIFUL - Abu Sai’d al-Khayr (R.A.) AN-NASEEHAH Sincere Advice All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) ILAA-HI – ANTA - MAQ-SUU-DI – WA RI-ILAA-HI – ANTA - MAQ-SUU-DI – WA RI-DwDwAA-KA - MAAA-KA - MATwTw-LUU-BI-LUU-BI
  57. 57. So, at times although we tend to focus only to specifics and particulars, but the ISLAMIC ADAB requires us to always keep in view the bigger, holistic (TAUHEEDIC ) view of Reality (HAQIQAH). These, on the following charts, are the general overview of whomThese, on the following charts, are the general overview of whom we need to relate with our “we need to relate with our “ADABADAB ” to – while we are in this world.” to – while we are in this world. To know their place, significance and accord them their due respect,To know their place, significance and accord them their due respect, rights etc. as we shall be held accountable.rights etc. as we shall be held accountable.  It is suggested that for which ever lessons, mind-map should beIt is suggested that for which ever lessons, mind-map should be drawn and annotated wherever relevant as we go along.(drawn and annotated wherever relevant as we go along.(ADVISEADVISE:: From it,From it, do make your own notesdo make your own notes – please! )– please! ) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  58. 58. The subject matter may seem disparate, but actually theyThe subject matter may seem disparate, but actually they are interconnected wholistically – i.e. connected to the Divineare interconnected wholistically – i.e. connected to the Divine Plan.Plan. For “For “we are in the world but not of this worldwe are in the world but not of this world.”.” WaAllaa-hu a’-lam.WaAllaa-hu a’-lam. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  59. 59. (MASTER-CHART) 59 APPENDIX PROPOSED ASPECTS OF RELATIONSHIP : LESSONS TO COVER TO THE EXTENT AS PERMITTED BY TIME CONSTRAIN, FOLLOWING THE PRIORITY LESSONS ON ISLAMICLESSONS ON ISLAMIC CONCEPT OF ADABCONCEPT OF ADAB By: Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail IN THE NAME OF ALLAH MOST COMPASSIONATE MOST MERCIFUL. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  60. 60. SELFSELF ALLAH RASULULLAH SIBLINGSSIBLINGS KNOWLEDGEKNOWLEDGE NEIGHBOURSNEIGHBOURS AL-QUR’AN TEACHERSTEACHERS FELLOW MUSLIMSFELLOW MUSLIMS NON-MUSLIMSNON-MUSLIMS THE WORLDTHE WORLD BODY MIND TONGUE HEART DESIRE AS-SUNNAH AHLIL-BAYTIHI ASHAABIHI IMAM MADZAAHIB FRIENDS CO-WORKERS SPOUSESPOUSE CHILDRENCHILDREN PARENTSPARENTS WEALTH STATUS HEREAFTERHEREAFTER TIMETIME HEALTHHEALTH AL-‘ULAMAAL-‘ULAMA CLASSMATES EMPLOYER/EMPLOYEE ANCESTORSANCESTORS AD-DA’WAHAD-DA’WAH AL-UMMAHAL-UMMAH HISTORYHISTORY MUJAAHIDMUJAAHID AMBITIONSAMBITIONS IN-LAWS NGO’s/GO’s 60 APPENDIX All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  61. 61. INSHA-ALLAH ! TO BE CONTINUED FURTHER. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
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