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LESSON # 7a –LESSON # 7a –
“BUILDING YOUR SUBMISSION TO
ALLAH UPON FIVE ASPECTS”
Using text & curriculum he has developed ...
FROM PREVIOUS LESSON # 6 –FROM PREVIOUS LESSON # 6 –
All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
FROM PREVIOUS LESSON # 6 –FROM PREVIOUS LESSON # 6 –
All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
Concerning this state of the nafs (self), it is stated in the Holy
Qur’an:
““And yet, I am not trying to absolve myself: f...
FROM PREVIOUS LESSON # 6 –FROM PREVIOUS LESSON # 6 –
All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
““O ye who believe! (be conscious of and ) fear Allah (O ye who believe! (be conscious of and ) fear Allah (TAQWATAQWA))
a...
EGO-CENTRICITY LEADS TO VARIOUSEGO-CENTRICITY LEADS TO VARIOUS
MORTAL SINS IN OUR RELATIONSHIPS:MORTAL SINS IN OUR RELATIO...
EGO-CENTRICITY LEADS TO VARIOUSEGO-CENTRICITY LEADS TO VARIOUS
MORTAL SINS IN OUR RELATIONSHIPS:MORTAL SINS IN OUR RELATIO...
EGO-CENTRICITY LEADS TO VARIOUSEGO-CENTRICITY LEADS TO VARIOUS
MORTAL SINS IN OUR RELATIONSHIPS:MORTAL SINS IN OUR RELATIO...
EGO-CENTRICITY LEADS TO VARIOUSEGO-CENTRICITY LEADS TO VARIOUS
MORTAL SINS IN OUR RELATIONSHIPS:MORTAL SINS IN OUR RELATIO...
EGO-CENTRICITY LEADS TO VARIOUSEGO-CENTRICITY LEADS TO VARIOUS
MORTAL SINS IN OUR RELATIONSHIPS:MORTAL SINS IN OUR RELATIO...
EGO-CENTRICITY LEADS TO VARIOUSEGO-CENTRICITY LEADS TO VARIOUS
MORTAL SINS IN OUR RELATIONSHIPS:MORTAL SINS IN OUR RELATIO...
EGO-CENTRICITY LEADS TO VARIOUSEGO-CENTRICITY LEADS TO VARIOUS
MORTAL SINS IN OUR RELATIONSHIPS:MORTAL SINS IN OUR RELATIO...
EGO-CENTRICITY LEADS TO VARIOUSEGO-CENTRICITY LEADS TO VARIOUS
MORTAL SINS IN OUR RELATIONSHIPS:MORTAL SINS IN OUR RELATIO...
““Verily, man's inner self (Verily, man's inner self (NAFS ‘AMMARAHNAFS ‘AMMARAH), does incite [him] to), does incite [him...
““MAKE due allowanceMAKE due allowance for man's nature (by forgiving them), andfor man's nature (by forgiving them), and
...
“Verily, they who are conscious of Allah (TAQWA) bethink themselves
[of Him- TADZAK-KARU] whenever any dark suggestion fro...
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““O mankind! Behold, We have created you all out of aO mankind! Behold, We have created you all out of a
male and a female...
1. We are all familiar with the term “TAQWA”. Yet, what is our
understanding of it? How do Muslims generally perceive this...
From the word root “From the word root “WAU-QAF-YAWAU-QAF-YA” - we have:” - we have:
““WI-QAA-YAWI-QAA-YA” meaning – “” me...
The usual translation into English isThe usual translation into English is ‘reverential fear of Allah’‘reverential fear of...
TAUFIQTAUFIQ HIDAAYAHIDAAYA
(success) (guidance)
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PARABLE OF
THE ROAD
Wh...
TAUFIQTAUFIQ
HIDAAYAHIDAAYA
(astray)(astray)
(success)
(guidance)
PARABLE OF
THE ROAD
All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj ...
TAUFIQTAUFIQ
(missed completely)
(on target)
HIDAAYAHIDAAYA
(missed completely)
PARABLE
IN
ARCHERY
All Rights Reserved © Z...
TAUFIQTAUFIQ
(missed completely)
(‘Bulls-eye’)
(on target)
HIDAAYAHIDAAYA
(missed completely)
PARABLE
IN
ARCHERY
All Right...
If you are wearing an
overflowing robe, how
would you walk through
upon a road full of
bushes of thorns ?
# ۱
PARABLE
OF W...
It would not be a problem to walk upon this road this wide isn’t it?
2 metres
# ۲
Suppose you
are shown
this lighted
path ...
But now knowing the reality of where
you really are, how would you be walking upon it?
2 metres
# ۲
PARABLE
OF
‘ACROPHOBIA...
Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazalie rhmImam Abu Hamid al-Ghazalie rhm. [Ref: “al-Ghazalie –. [Ref: “al-Ghazalie –
Inner Dimensions ...
[1] AWARENESS[1] AWARENESS
By conscious awareness we mean the state in which one’s mindBy conscious awareness we mean the ...
[2] UNDERSTANDING[2] UNDERSTANDING
Understanding the meaning of one’s words is something that goesUnderstanding the meanin...
[3] REVERENCE[3] REVERENCE
As for reverence, this is something beyond both awareness andAs for reverence, this is somethin...
[4] AWE[4] AWE
As for awe, it is over and above reverence. In fact, it represents aAs for awe, it is over and above revere...
[5] HOPE[5] HOPE
As for hope, this is unquestionably something else again. There areAs for hope, this is unquestionably so...
[6] SHAME[6] SHAME
As for shame, it is something additional to all the rest, for it isAs for shame, it is something additi...
In summary,In summary, TAQWATAQWA is that state of consciousness of Allah s.w.t.is that state of consciousness of Allah s....
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““AND SO, set thy face steadfastly towards the [one ever-true] faith,AND SO, set thy face steadfastly towards the [one eve...
““But unto him who shall have stood in (But unto him who shall have stood in (KHAUFKHAUF) fear of his) fear of his
Sustain...
““And so those who were given knowledge may know that it isAnd so those who were given knowledge may know that it is
the t...
““But those who wrong follow their [own] desires (But those who wrong follow their [own] desires (AHWAAHWA))
without knowl...
““Have you seen he who has taken as his god his [own] desireHave you seen he who has taken as his god his [own] desire ((H...
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““And if We had willed, we could have elevated himAnd if We had willed, we could have elevated him
thereby, butthereby, bu...
““But if they do not respond to you - then know that they onlyBut if they do not respond to you - then know that they only...
““Indeed, the Hour is coming - I almost conceal it - so that everyIndeed, the Hour is coming - I almost conceal it - so th...
““O you who have attained to faith! Be conscious of (and fear you ofO you who have attained to faith! Be conscious of (and...
MAQOM AL-ISLAM
– Fear of Kufr’ (unbelief) by avoiding things which may cause a
Muslim to exit Islam by acts of renounciati...
MAQOM AZ-ZUHUDMAQOM AZ-ZUHUD
– Fear of even in the clearly unambiguous lawful (HALAL) things.
Whereby his vigilance of All...
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All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
““O you who have attained to faith!O you who have attained to faith! Respond to theRespond to the
call of Allah and the Me...
““O YOU who have attained to faith!O YOU who have attained to faith! Do not put yourselvesDo not put yourselves
forward in...
““O you who have attained to faith!O you who have attained to faith! Surrender yourselvesSurrender yourselves
wholly unto ...
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““THE BEDOUIN (ARAB) say, “We have attained to faith.”THE BEDOUIN (ARAB) say, “We have attained to faith.”
Say [unto them,...
““Islam (submission to the Will of Allah) is built upon five .... “Islam (submission to the Will of Allah) is built upon f...
Aspects of practices, when consistently performed definitely willAspects of practices, when consistently performed definit...
There is always thatThere is always that inner dimensioninner dimension in the Muslims’ acts of worship ,in the Muslims’ a...
We may taste the higher conditions (We may taste the higher conditions (HAALHAAL) at times, but by our) at times, but by o...
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MUSLIMMUSLIM
FIRST LEVEL TOWARDS HIGHER STATE OFFIRST LEVEL TOWARDS HIGHER STATE OF
TAQWATAQWA
BEGINS WITH ONE’S ACCEPTANC...
MUSLIMMUSLIM
Submission
TASAWWUR ISLAMTASAWWUR ISLAM
LEVELS OF ATTAINMENTLEVELS OF ATTAINMENT
TOWARDS HGHEST STATE OFTOWAR...
MUSLIMMUSLIM
MU’MEENMU’MEEN
Believer
Submission
TASAWWUR ISLAMTASAWWUR ISLAM
LEVELS OF ATTAINMENTLEVELS OF ATTAINMENT
TOWA...
MUSLIMMUSLIM
MU’MEENMU’MEEN
MUMUHHSEENSEEN
Believer
Submission
Best or righteous conduct
TASAWWUR ISLAMTASAWWUR ISLAM
LEVE...
MUSLIMMUSLIM
MU’MEENMU’MEEN
MUMUHHSEENSEEN
MUKHLISWEEN
Believer
Submission
Best or righteous conduct
Sincerity
TASAWWUR IS...
MUSLIMMUSLIM
MU’MEENMU’MEEN
MUMUHHSEENSEEN
MUKHLISWEEN
MUTTAQEENMUTTAQEEN
LEVELS OF ATTAINMENTLEVELS OF ATTAINMENT
TOWARDS...
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““O YOU who have attained to faith!O YOU who have attained to faith! What is amiss withWhat is amiss with
you that, when y...
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““ALLURING unto man is the enjoyment of worldlyALLURING unto man is the enjoyment of worldly
desires through women, and ch...
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““Say: "Shall I tell you of better things than thoseSay: "Shall I tell you of better things than those
[earthly joys]? For...
AND ALLAH KNOWS ALLAND ALLAH KNOWS ALL
TO BE CONTINUED ... INSHA-ALLAH
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““O Allah! Make us see the Truth to be trueO Allah! Make us see the Truth to be true
and grant us the ability to follow it...
O Allah! There is none who can withholdO Allah! There is none who can withhold
what You send, nor send whatever You withho...
Neither can they guide whom You leave astrNeither can they guide whom You leave astray
Nor can they lead astray whom You h...
Neither can they give whatever You deprive,Neither can they give whatever You deprive,
nor can they deprive to whom You gi...
Neither (can any) draw closer those whom You cast,Neither (can any) draw closer those whom You cast,
nor (can any) be cast...
O Allah! Bestow upon us from Your blessings,O Allah! Bestow upon us from Your blessings,
and Your mercy, and Your grace an...
O Allah! I ask You for the eternal delight (favours)O Allah! I ask You for the eternal delight (favours)
that never ends n...
O Allah! I ask You for provisions (favours)O Allah! I ask You for provisions (favours)
on the Day of deprivation (Hereafte...
O Allah! I seek refuge with You from the evilO Allah! I seek refuge with You from the evil
repercussions of what You have ...
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"Our Lord, do not impose blame upon us if we have"Our Lord, do not impose blame upon us if we have
forgotten or erred.forg...
O Allah! Make faith (O Allah! Make faith (iimaniiman) dear to us and beautify it in our hearts) dear to us and beautify it...
O Allah! Allow us to die as Muslims, live as MuslimsO Allah! Allow us to die as Muslims, live as Muslims
and join us with ...
‘‘And (may AllAnd (may Allaah send) salutations and prayers upon Muh send) salutations and prayers upon Muhhammadammad
and...
““Glory to thy Lord the Lord, of Honour and Power!Glory to thy Lord the Lord, of Honour and Power!
(He is free) from what ...
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  1. 1. LESSON # 7a –LESSON # 7a – “BUILDING YOUR SUBMISSION TO ALLAH UPON FIVE ASPECTS” Using text & curriculum he has developed especially forUsing text & curriculum he has developed especially for Muslim converts and young Adult English-speaking Muslims.Muslim converts and young Adult English-speaking Muslims. ““To seek knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim (male & female)”To seek knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim (male & female)” INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OFINTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF ‘‘ILM AL-AKHLAQILM AL-AKHLAQ “Verily! You (Muhammad) are upon the most exalted (Khuluq) disposition.” IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL.MOST MERCIFUL. UPDATED 4 MARCH 2015 ““INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDYINTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF ‘OF ‘ILM -AL-AKHLAQILM -AL-AKHLAQ ”” Intermediate Level Islamic course in English for AdultsIntermediate Level Islamic course in English for Adults conducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismailconducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  2. 2. FROM PREVIOUS LESSON # 6 –FROM PREVIOUS LESSON # 6 – All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  3. 3. FROM PREVIOUS LESSON # 6 –FROM PREVIOUS LESSON # 6 – All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  4. 4. Concerning this state of the nafs (self), it is stated in the Holy Qur’an: ““And yet, I am not trying to absolve myself: for, verily, man's innerAnd yet, I am not trying to absolve myself: for, verily, man's inner self (self (NAFS ‘AMMARAHNAFS ‘AMMARAH), does incite [him] to evil, and saved are), does incite [him] to evil, and saved are only they upon whom my Sustainer bestows His grace. Behold, myonly they upon whom my Sustainer bestows His grace. Behold, my Sustainer is much forgiving, a dispenser of grace!“Sustainer is much forgiving, a dispenser of grace!“ ((Qur’an: Yusuf: 12: 53Qur’an: Yusuf: 12: 53)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  5. 5. FROM PREVIOUS LESSON # 6 –FROM PREVIOUS LESSON # 6 – All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  6. 6. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  7. 7. ““O ye who believe! (be conscious of and ) fear Allah (O ye who believe! (be conscious of and ) fear Allah (TAQWATAQWA)) and let every soul look to what (provision) he has sent forth forand let every soul look to what (provision) he has sent forth for the morrow (hereafter).the morrow (hereafter). Yea, (be conscious of and) fear Allah (Yea, (be conscious of and) fear Allah (TAQWATAQWA) : for Allah is) : for Allah is well-acquainted with (all) that ye do. And be ye not like thosewell-acquainted with (all) that ye do. And be ye not like those who forgot Allah; and He made them forget their own souls!who forgot Allah; and He made them forget their own souls! Such are the rebellious transgressors! Not equal are theSuch are the rebellious transgressors! Not equal are the Companions of the Fire and the Companions of the Garden: it isCompanions of the Fire and the Companions of the Garden: it is the Companions of the Garden, that will achieve Felicity.”the Companions of the Garden, that will achieve Felicity.” ((Qur’an: Surah al-Hashr: 59: 18-20Qur’an: Surah al-Hashr: 59: 18-20)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  8. 8. EGO-CENTRICITY LEADS TO VARIOUSEGO-CENTRICITY LEADS TO VARIOUS MORTAL SINS IN OUR RELATIONSHIPS:MORTAL SINS IN OUR RELATIONSHIPS: All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  9. 9. EGO-CENTRICITY LEADS TO VARIOUSEGO-CENTRICITY LEADS TO VARIOUS MORTAL SINS IN OUR RELATIONSHIPS:MORTAL SINS IN OUR RELATIONSHIPS: ““By theBy the NAFSNAFS (Soul, or self) , and the proportion and(Soul, or self) , and the proportion and order given to it;order given to it; And its enlightenment as to its wrong and its right;―And its enlightenment as to its wrong and 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)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  10. 10. EGO-CENTRICITY LEADS TO VARIOUSEGO-CENTRICITY LEADS TO VARIOUS MORTAL SINS IN OUR RELATIONSHIPS:MORTAL SINS IN OUR RELATIONSHIPS: SELFSELF RELATIONSHIP TO HIMSELFRELATIONSHIP TO HIMSELF All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  11. 11. EGO-CENTRICITY LEADS TO VARIOUSEGO-CENTRICITY LEADS TO VARIOUS MORTAL SINS IN OUR RELATIONSHIPS:MORTAL SINS IN OUR RELATIONSHIPS: SELFSELF RELATIONSHIP TO HIMSELFRELATIONSHIP TO HIMSELF THE SIN OF SELF-CONCEIT*THE SIN OF SELF-CONCEIT* * Vainglorious; self-centred All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  12. 12. EGO-CENTRICITY LEADS TO VARIOUSEGO-CENTRICITY LEADS TO VARIOUS MORTAL SINS IN OUR RELATIONSHIPS:MORTAL SINS IN OUR RELATIONSHIPS: SELFSELF ALLAHALLAH RELATIONSHIP TOWARDS ALLAHRELATIONSHIP TOWARDS ALLAH All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  13. 13. EGO-CENTRICITY LEADS TO VARIOUSEGO-CENTRICITY LEADS TO VARIOUS MORTAL SINS IN OUR RELATIONSHIPS:MORTAL SINS IN OUR RELATIONSHIPS: SELFSELF ALLAHALLAH RELATIONSHIP TOWARDS ALLAHRELATIONSHIP TOWARDS ALLAH THE SIN OF INGRATITUDE*THE SIN OF INGRATITUDE* * Obstinacy; unyielding All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  14. 14. EGO-CENTRICITY LEADS TO VARIOUSEGO-CENTRICITY LEADS TO VARIOUS MORTAL SINS IN OUR RELATIONSHIPS:MORTAL SINS IN OUR RELATIONSHIPS: SELFSELF OTHERSOTHERS RELATIONSHIP TOWARDS OTHERSRELATIONSHIP TOWARDS OTHERS All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  15. 15. EGO-CENTRICITY LEADS TO VARIOUSEGO-CENTRICITY LEADS TO VARIOUS MORTAL SINS IN OUR RELATIONSHIPS:MORTAL SINS IN OUR RELATIONSHIPS: SELFSELF OTHERSOTHERS RELATIONSHIP TOWARDS OTHERSRELATIONSHIP TOWARDS OTHERS THE SIN OF ARROGANCE*THE SIN OF ARROGANCE* * Proud; haughty All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  16. 16. ““Verily, man's inner self (Verily, man's inner self (NAFS ‘AMMARAHNAFS ‘AMMARAH), does incite [him] to), does incite [him] to evil, andevil, and saved are only they upon whom my Sustainer bestowssaved are only they upon whom my Sustainer bestows His graceHis grace. Behold, my Sustainer is much forgiving, a dispenser of. Behold, my Sustainer is much forgiving, a dispenser of grace!“grace!“ ((Qur’an: Yusuf: 12: 53Qur’an: Yusuf: 12: 53)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  17. 17. ““MAKE due allowanceMAKE due allowance for man's nature (by forgiving them), andfor man's nature (by forgiving them), and enjoinenjoin the doing of what is right; andthe doing of what is right; and leave aloneleave alone all those whoall those who choose to remain ignorant. And if it should happen that achoose to remain ignorant. And if it should happen that a prompting from Satan stirs thee up [to blind anger],prompting from Satan stirs thee up [to blind anger], seek refugeseek refuge with Allahwith Allah: behold, He is all-hearing, all-knowing.”: behold, He is all-hearing, all-knowing.” ((Qur’an: A’-raf: 7: 199-200Qur’an: A’-raf: 7: 199-200)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  18. 18. “Verily, they who are conscious of Allah (TAQWA) bethink themselves [of Him- TADZAK-KARU] whenever any dark suggestion from Satan touches them - whereupon, lo! they begin to see [things] clearly, even though their [godless] brethren would [like to] draw them into error: and then they cannot fail [to do what is right].” (Qur’an: A’-raf: 7: 201-202) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  19. 19. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  20. 20. ““O mankind! Behold, We have created you all out of aO mankind! Behold, We have created you all out of a male and a female, and have made you into nations andmale and a female, and have made you into nations and tribes, so that you might come to know one another.tribes, so that you might come to know one another. Verily,Verily, the noblest of you in the sight of Allah isthe noblest of you in the sight of Allah is the onethe one who is most deeply conscious of Him (who is most deeply conscious of Him (TAQWATAQWA). Behold,). Behold, Allah is all-knowing, all-aware.”Allah is all-knowing, all-aware.” ((Qur’an: Hujurat: 49: 13Qur’an: Hujurat: 49: 13)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  21. 21. 1. We are all familiar with the term “TAQWA”. Yet, what is our understanding of it? How do Muslims generally perceive this terminology? Is the perception correct or is it merely a label? 2. From your own experience – discuss and share your observation, experience on how much (or little?) of the subject taught currently, has (or has not?) clarified / illuminated your understanding (or misunderstanding?) of this important aspect of the teaching of Islam called TAQWA. ““Can I get to knowCan I get to know you ? What haveyou ? What have we learnt?”we learnt?” You are given onlyYou are given only 30 minutes30 minutes to complete this assignmentto complete this assignment TAMRIN TAMRIN (EXERCISE) (EXERCISE) “If what one is seeking to have is not known (or vague) to oneself, how then can one hope to succeed in getting it.” - Zhulkeflee All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  22. 22. From the word root “From the word root “WAU-QAF-YAWAU-QAF-YA” - we have:” - we have: ““WI-QAA-YAWI-QAA-YA” meaning – “” meaning – “to safeguard; shelter; shield;to safeguard; shelter; shield; take care from; precaution; avert; etc.take care from; precaution; avert; etc.”” Thus the implication is “Thus the implication is “to have regard or being conscious of Allahto have regard or being conscious of Allah such that we are especially cautious (by safeguarding ourselvessuch that we are especially cautious (by safeguarding ourselves and our deeds from all sins), so as not to incur His wrath andand our deeds from all sins), so as not to incur His wrath and punishmentpunishment..”” TAQWATAQWA All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  23. 23. The usual translation into English isThe usual translation into English is ‘reverential fear of Allah’‘reverential fear of Allah’,, which may convey some aspect of it, yet the full understanding ofwhich may convey some aspect of it, yet the full understanding of this term still evades many. I prefer to use termthis term still evades many. I prefer to use term “the“the ‘‘consciousness of Allah’consciousness of Allah’,, which entails factors which lead to truewhich entails factors which lead to true obedience to Allah s.w.t. and His Messenger Muhammad s.a.w. -obedience to Allah s.w.t. and His Messenger Muhammad s.a.w. - obedience to what Allah ordered and staying away from whatobedience to what Allah ordered and staying away from what Allah forbade.Allah forbade. TAQWATAQWA All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  24. 24. TAUFIQTAUFIQ HIDAAYAHIDAAYA (success) (guidance) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)) PARABLE OF THE ROAD What is ….
  25. 25. TAUFIQTAUFIQ HIDAAYAHIDAAYA (astray)(astray) (success) (guidance) PARABLE OF THE ROAD All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  26. 26. TAUFIQTAUFIQ (missed completely) (on target) HIDAAYAHIDAAYA (missed completely) PARABLE IN ARCHERY All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  27. 27. TAUFIQTAUFIQ (missed completely) (‘Bulls-eye’) (on target) HIDAAYAHIDAAYA (missed completely) PARABLE IN ARCHERY All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  28. 28. If you are wearing an overflowing robe, how would you walk through upon a road full of bushes of thorns ? # ۱ PARABLE OF WALKING IN THORNY PATHWAY All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  29. 29. It would not be a problem to walk upon this road this wide isn’t it? 2 metres # ۲ Suppose you are shown this lighted path …. PARABLE OF ‘ACROPHOBIA’ All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  30. 30. But now knowing the reality of where you really are, how would you be walking upon it? 2 metres # ۲ PARABLE OF ‘ACROPHOBIA’ All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  31. 31. Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazalie rhmImam Abu Hamid al-Ghazalie rhm. [Ref: “al-Ghazalie –. [Ref: “al-Ghazalie – Inner Dimensions of Islamic Worship”] has listed sixInner Dimensions of Islamic Worship”] has listed six important qualities in ‘important qualities in ‘TaqwAllahTaqwAllah’ (consciousness of’ (consciousness of Allah):Allah): TAQWATAQWA All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  32. 32. [1] AWARENESS[1] AWARENESS By conscious awareness we mean the state in which one’s mindBy conscious awareness we mean the state in which one’s mind and feelings are in no way distracted from what one is doing andand feelings are in no way distracted from what one is doing and saying. Perception is united with action and speech. Thoughts dosaying. Perception is united with action and speech. Thoughts do not wonder. When the mind remains attentive to what one isnot wonder. When the mind remains attentive to what one is doing, when one is whole-heartedly involved, and when nothingdoing, when one is whole-heartedly involved, and when nothing makes one heedless, that is when one has achieved consciousmakes one heedless, that is when one has achieved conscious awareness.awareness. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  33. 33. [2] UNDERSTANDING[2] UNDERSTANDING Understanding the meaning of one’s words is something that goesUnderstanding the meaning of one’s words is something that goes beyond awareness, for one may be conscious of making anbeyond awareness, for one may be conscious of making an utterance, yet not be aware of the meaning of that utterance.utterance, yet not be aware of the meaning of that utterance. What we mean by understanding therefore is an awareness thatWhat we mean by understanding therefore is an awareness that also include comprehension of the meaning of one’s utterance.also include comprehension of the meaning of one’s utterance. People differ in this respect, not sharing a commonPeople differ in this respect, not sharing a common understanding of the Qur’an and the glorifications (we uttered).understanding of the Qur’an and the glorifications (we uttered). All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  34. 34. [3] REVERENCE[3] REVERENCE As for reverence, this is something beyond both awareness andAs for reverence, this is something beyond both awareness and understanding. A man may address his servant in full awarenessunderstanding. A man may address his servant in full awareness and understanding the meaning of his words, yet withoutand understanding the meaning of his words, yet without reverence, for reverence is in additional element.reverence, for reverence is in additional element. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  35. 35. [4] AWE[4] AWE As for awe, it is over and above reverence. In fact, it represents aAs for awe, it is over and above reverence. In fact, it represents a kind of fear that grows out of the latter (i.e. reverence). Withoutkind of fear that grows out of the latter (i.e. reverence). Without experiencing fear, one will not stand in awe. There is an ordinaryexperiencing fear, one will not stand in awe. There is an ordinary fear of things we find repugnant, like scorpions or bad temper, butfear of things we find repugnant, like scorpions or bad temper, but this is not awe. What we called awe, is the kind of fear we have forthis is not awe. What we called awe, is the kind of fear we have for a mighty king. Awe is the kind of fear induced by a sense ofa mighty king. Awe is the kind of fear induced by a sense of majesty.majesty. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  36. 36. [5] HOPE[5] HOPE As for hope, this is unquestionably something else again. There areAs for hope, this is unquestionably something else again. There are many who revere one or other, and who are in awe of him ormany who revere one or other, and who are in awe of him or afraid of his power, yet do not hope to be rewarded by him. In ourafraid of his power, yet do not hope to be rewarded by him. In our prayers, however, we must hope for the reward of God, Great andprayers, however, we must hope for the reward of God, Great and Glorious is He, just as we fear His punishment for our faults.Glorious is He, just as we fear His punishment for our faults. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  37. 37. [6] SHAME[6] SHAME As for shame, it is something additional to all the rest, for it isAs for shame, it is something additional to all the rest, for it is based on the realization of one’s deficiencies and thebased on the realization of one’s deficiencies and the apprehension of sin. It is quite possible to conceive of reverence,apprehension of sin. It is quite possible to conceive of reverence, fear and hope, without this element of shame.fear and hope, without this element of shame. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  38. 38. In summary,In summary, TAQWATAQWA is that state of consciousness of Allah s.w.t.is that state of consciousness of Allah s.w.t. with:with: [1] AWARENESS[1] AWARENESS [2] UNDERSTANDING[2] UNDERSTANDING [3] REVERENCE[3] REVERENCE [4] AWE[4] AWE [5] HOPE[5] HOPE [6] SHAME[6] SHAME All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
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  40. 40. ““AND SO, set thy face steadfastly towards the [one ever-true] faith,AND SO, set thy face steadfastly towards the [one ever-true] faith, turning away from all that is false, in accordance with the naturalturning away from all that is false, in accordance with the natural disposition (disposition (FITRAHFITRAH) which Allah has instilled into man: [for,]) which Allah has instilled into man: [for,] not tonot to allow any change to corrupt what Allah has thus createdallow any change to corrupt what Allah has thus created this is thethis is the [purpose of the one] ever-true faith; but most people know it not.”[purpose of the one] ever-true faith; but most people know it not.” ((Qur’an: Rum: 30: 30Qur’an: Rum: 30: 30)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  41. 41. ““But unto him who shall have stood in (But unto him who shall have stood in (KHAUFKHAUF) fear of his) fear of his Sustainer's Presence,Sustainer's Presence, and held back his inner selfand held back his inner self ((NAFSNAFS) from) from base desires (base desires (HAWAHAWA), paradise will truly be the goal!”), paradise will truly be the goal!” ((Qur’an: Nazi’at : 79: 40-41Qur’an: Nazi’at : 79: 40-41)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  42. 42. ““And so those who were given knowledge may know that it isAnd so those who were given knowledge may know that it is the truth from your Lord and [therefore]the truth from your Lord and [therefore] believe in itbelieve in it, and their, and their hearts (hearts (QULUBUHUMQULUBUHUM) humbly) humbly submitsubmit to it. And indeed is Allahto it. And indeed is Allah the Guide of those who have believed to a straight path.”the Guide of those who have believed to a straight path.” ((Qur’an: Hajj: 22: 54Qur’an: Hajj: 22: 54)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  43. 43. ““But those who wrong follow their [own] desires (But those who wrong follow their [own] desires (AHWAAHWA)) without knowledgewithout knowledge. Then who can guide one whom Allah has. Then who can guide one whom Allah has sent astray? And for them there are no helpers.”sent astray? And for them there are no helpers.” ((Qur’an: Rum: 30: 29Qur’an: Rum: 30: 29)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  44. 44. ““Have you seen he who has taken as his god his [own] desireHave you seen he who has taken as his god his [own] desire ((HAWAHAWA),), and Allah has sent himand Allah has sent him astray due to knowledgeastray due to knowledge and has set a sealand has set a seal upon his hearing and his heart and put over his vision a veil? So whoupon his hearing and his heart and put over his vision a veil? So who will guide him after Allah? Then will you not be reminded?”will guide him after Allah? Then will you not be reminded?” ((Qur’an: Jatsiya: 45: 23Qur’an: Jatsiya: 45: 23)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
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  46. 46. ““And if We had willed, we could have elevated himAnd if We had willed, we could have elevated him thereby, butthereby, but he adhered [instead] to the earth andhe adhered [instead] to the earth and followed his own desirefollowed his own desire ((HAWAHAWA). So his example is like that). So his example is like that of the dog: if you chase him, he pants, or if you leave him,of the dog: if you chase him, he pants, or if you leave him, he [still] pants.he [still] pants. That is the example of the people whoThat is the example of the people who denied Our signsdenied Our signs. So relate the stories that perhaps they. So relate the stories that perhaps they will give thought.”will give thought.” ((Qur’an: A’-raf: 7: 176Qur’an: A’-raf: 7: 176)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  47. 47. ““But if they do not respond to you - then know that they onlyBut if they do not respond to you - then know that they only follow their [own] desires (follow their [own] desires (AHWAAHWA). And). And who is more astray thanwho is more astray than one who follows his desire without guidance from Allah?one who follows his desire without guidance from Allah? Indeed,Indeed, Allah does not guide the wrongdoing people.”Allah does not guide the wrongdoing people.” ((Qur’an: Qasas: 28: 50Qur’an: Qasas: 28: 50)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  48. 48. ““Indeed, the Hour is coming - I almost conceal it - so that everyIndeed, the Hour is coming - I almost conceal it - so that every soul may be recompensed according to that for which itsoul may be recompensed according to that for which it strives. So do not let one avert you from itstrives. So do not let one avert you from it who does notwho does not believe in it and follows his desirebelieve in it and follows his desire ((HAWAHAWA), for you [then]), for you [then] would perish.”would perish.” ((Qur’an: TaHa: 20: 15-16Qur’an: TaHa: 20: 15-16)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  49. 49. ““O you who have attained to faith! Be conscious of (and fear you ofO you who have attained to faith! Be conscious of (and fear you of transgressing against) Allah (transgressing against) Allah (TAQWATAQWA) with all the consciousness that) with all the consciousness that is due to Him (is due to Him (HAQQATU QAATIHHAQQATU QAATIH), and do not allow death to overtake), and do not allow death to overtake you (you (LAA TA-MUU-TUN-NALAA TA-MUU-TUN-NA) ere you have surrendered yourselves unto) ere you have surrendered yourselves unto Him (as Muslims –Him (as Muslims – MUSLI-MUUNMUSLI-MUUN).”).” ((Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 102Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 102)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  50. 50. MAQOM AL-ISLAM – Fear of Kufr’ (unbelief) by avoiding things which may cause a Muslim to exit Islam by acts of renounciation ( IRTIDAD ) and of setting up partners to Allah ( SHIRK) MAQOM AT-TAUBAHMAQOM AT-TAUBAH – Fear of disobedience (MA’SIYA) and avoidance unlawful thing (MUHARRAMAT) MAQOM AL-WARA’MAQOM AL-WARA’ – Having a religious scruples to the degree of avoiding even the Doubtful (SHUB-HAT) things Categorization by Imam Ibn Juzayy al-Kalbi rhm. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  51. 51. MAQOM AZ-ZUHUDMAQOM AZ-ZUHUD – Fear of even in the clearly unambiguous lawful (HALAL) things. Whereby his vigilance of Allah is detached from reliance or over dependence of the effect of causality (cause and effect or means) MAQOM AL -’AARIFEENMAQOM AL -’AARIFEEN - This is the highest, a state of true God-consciousness linked to gnosis (Ma’rifah -knowledge of Allah). The fear of allowing other than Allah to enter the heart (affecting his remembrance and witnessing of Allah) Categorization by Imam Ibn Juzayy al-Kalbi rhm. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
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  54. 54. ““O you who have attained to faith!O you who have attained to faith! Respond to theRespond to the call of Allah and the Messenger whenever he callscall of Allah and the Messenger whenever he calls you unto that which will give you lifeyou unto that which will give you life; and know that; and know that Allah intervenes between man and [the desires of]Allah intervenes between man and [the desires of] his hearthis heart, and that unto Him you shall be gathered.“, and that unto Him you shall be gathered.“ ((Qur’an: Anfal: 8: 24Qur’an: Anfal: 8: 24)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  55. 55. ““O YOU who have attained to faith!O YOU who have attained to faith! Do not put yourselvesDo not put yourselves forward in the presence of [what] Allah and His Messengerforward in the presence of [what] Allah and His Messenger [may have ordained],[may have ordained], but remain conscious of (and fearbut remain conscious of (and fear transgressing commands of) Allah: for, verily, Allah is all-transgressing commands of) Allah: for, verily, Allah is all- hearing, all-knowing!”hearing, all-knowing!” ((Qur’an: Hujurat: 49: 1Qur’an: Hujurat: 49: 1)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  56. 56. ““O you who have attained to faith!O you who have attained to faith! Surrender yourselvesSurrender yourselves wholly unto Allahwholly unto Allah ((FEE SIL-MI KA-AF-FAHFEE SIL-MI KA-AF-FAH), and), and follow notfollow not Satan's footsteps,Satan's footsteps, for, verily, he is your open foe.”for, verily, he is your open foe.” ((Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 208Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 208)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
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  58. 58. ““THE BEDOUIN (ARAB) say, “We have attained to faith.”THE BEDOUIN (ARAB) say, “We have attained to faith.” Say [unto them, O Muhammad]: “Say [unto them, O Muhammad]: “You have not [yet]You have not [yet] attained to faithattained to faith ((LAM TU’-MINULAM TU’-MINU); you should [rather]); you should [rather] say, ‘say, ‘We have [outwardly] surrenderedWe have [outwardly] surrendered ((ASLAM-NAASLAM-NA)’ -)’ - for [true] faith has not yet entered your hearts. But iffor [true] faith has not yet entered your hearts. But if you [truly] pay heed (obey –you [truly] pay heed (obey –TA-’AHTA-’AH) unto Allah and His) unto Allah and His Messenger, He will not let the least of your deeds go toMessenger, He will not let the least of your deeds go to waste: for, behold, Allah is much-forgiving, a dispenserwaste: for, behold, Allah is much-forgiving, a dispenser of grace.”of grace.” ((Qur’an: Hujurat: 49: 14Qur’an: Hujurat: 49: 14)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  59. 59. ““Islam (submission to the Will of Allah) is built upon five .... “Islam (submission to the Will of Allah) is built upon five .... “ ((Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad s.a.wHadith of the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.).) ““Do not regard your duty inDo not regard your duty in ‘ibadat‘ibadat as mere rituals,as mere rituals, For they are for your education and developmentFor they are for your education and development to become truly a Muslim”to become truly a Muslim” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  60. 60. Aspects of practices, when consistently performed definitely willAspects of practices, when consistently performed definitely will leave an indelible impression upon our disposition – sooner or later byleave an indelible impression upon our disposition – sooner or later by Allah’s leave.Allah’s leave. To hasten impact, doing an act with knowledge certainly is important.To hasten impact, doing an act with knowledge certainly is important. Thus acts of devotions which in Islam, constitute the essential life-longThus acts of devotions which in Islam, constitute the essential life-long programme for every Muslim’s development. To merely see theseprogramme for every Muslim’s development. To merely see these aspects purely from the “ do’s and don’t ” alone ; or mere ritualisticaspects purely from the “ do’s and don’t ” alone ; or mere ritualistic perspective, would be incorrect.perspective, would be incorrect. Implicit in all the teaching on the practices is theImplicit in all the teaching on the practices is the development ofdevelopment of inner awareness and purityinner awareness and purity in thein the NafsNafs (Self), which would then form(Self), which would then form that character (disposition) of a person who submits to Allah.that character (disposition) of a person who submits to Allah. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  61. 61. There is always thatThere is always that inner dimensioninner dimension in the Muslims’ acts of worship ,in the Muslims’ acts of worship , the spiritualthe spiritual to what is seen as physical.to what is seen as physical. Why It begins with the physical aspects is because man’s innerWhy It begins with the physical aspects is because man’s inner spirituality is usually dimmed by our attraction to the physical andspirituality is usually dimmed by our attraction to the physical and material outlook in life.material outlook in life. The development favoured by Islam is for the achievement of aThe development favoured by Islam is for the achievement of a balanced growth, both physical and spiritual: for the material well-beingbalanced growth, both physical and spiritual: for the material well-being in this world as well as, more importantly, the eternal happiness in thein this world as well as, more importantly, the eternal happiness in the Hereafter – the place where ourHereafter – the place where our NAFSNAFS (Self) ultimately will be for(Self) ultimately will be for eternity.eternity. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  62. 62. We may taste the higher conditions (We may taste the higher conditions (HAALHAAL) at times, but by our) at times, but by our sincere striving we hope Allah Who may grant us the success (sincere striving we hope Allah Who may grant us the success (TaufiqTaufiq) to) to have consistency (have consistency (ISTIQOMAHISTIQOMAH) to be in this condition such that it) to be in this condition such that it becomes our station (becomes our station (MAQOMMAQOM).”).” Thus, this basic conditionThus, this basic condition ((HAALHAAL) and stage or station () and stage or station (MAQOMMAQOM) – is) – is ““Al-IslamAl-Islam” OR the condition of “” OR the condition of “submission and obedience to Allah’s willsubmission and obedience to Allah’s will”” must firstly be traversed first prior to attainment of the higher stations.must firstly be traversed first prior to attainment of the higher stations. The condition of being Muslim isThe condition of being Muslim is for allfor all to begin with, whereas theto begin with, whereas the subsequent stations are subsequent conferment or attainment of thesubsequent stations are subsequent conferment or attainment of the degree of nearness to Allah the highest beingdegree of nearness to Allah the highest being TAQWATAQWA.. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
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  64. 64. MUSLIMMUSLIM FIRST LEVEL TOWARDS HIGHER STATE OFFIRST LEVEL TOWARDS HIGHER STATE OF TAQWATAQWA BEGINS WITH ONE’S ACCEPTANCE OFBEGINS WITH ONE’S ACCEPTANCE OF AL-ISLAMAL-ISLAM Submission TASAWWUR ISLAMTASAWWUR ISLAM MAQOM AL-ISLAM All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  65. 65. MUSLIMMUSLIM Submission TASAWWUR ISLAMTASAWWUR ISLAM LEVELS OF ATTAINMENTLEVELS OF ATTAINMENT TOWARDS HGHEST STATE OFTOWARDS HGHEST STATE OF TAQWATAQWA MAQOM AL-ISLAM All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  66. 66. MUSLIMMUSLIM MU’MEENMU’MEEN Believer Submission TASAWWUR ISLAMTASAWWUR ISLAM LEVELS OF ATTAINMENTLEVELS OF ATTAINMENT TOWARDS HGHEST STATE OFTOWARDS HGHEST STATE OF TAQWATAQWA MAQOM AT-TAUBAHMAQOM AT-TAUBAH All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  67. 67. MUSLIMMUSLIM MU’MEENMU’MEEN MUMUHHSEENSEEN Believer Submission Best or righteous conduct TASAWWUR ISLAMTASAWWUR ISLAM LEVELS OF ATTAINMENTLEVELS OF ATTAINMENT TOWARDS HGHEST STATE OFTOWARDS HGHEST STATE OF TAQWATAQWA MAQOM AL-WARA’MAQOM AL-WARA’ All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  68. 68. MUSLIMMUSLIM MU’MEENMU’MEEN MUMUHHSEENSEEN MUKHLISWEEN Believer Submission Best or righteous conduct Sincerity TASAWWUR ISLAMTASAWWUR ISLAM LEVELS OF ATTAINMENTLEVELS OF ATTAINMENT TOWARDS HGHEST STATE OFTOWARDS HGHEST STATE OF TAQWATAQWA MAQOM AZ-ZUHUDMAQOM AZ-ZUHUD All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  69. 69. MUSLIMMUSLIM MU’MEENMU’MEEN MUMUHHSEENSEEN MUKHLISWEEN MUTTAQEENMUTTAQEEN LEVELS OF ATTAINMENTLEVELS OF ATTAINMENT TOWARDS HGHEST STATE OFTOWARDS HGHEST STATE OF TAQWATAQWA Believer Submission Best or righteous conduct Sincerity God-consciousness or Piety TASAWWUR ISLAMTASAWWUR ISLAM MAQOM AL-’ARIFEENMAQOM AL-’ARIFEEN All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
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  72. 72. ““O YOU who have attained to faith!O YOU who have attained to faith! What is amiss withWhat is amiss with you that, when you are called upon, "Go forth andyou that, when you are called upon, "Go forth and strive in Allah's cause," you cling heavily to the earth?strive in Allah's cause," you cling heavily to the earth? Would you content yourselves with [the comforts of]Would you content yourselves with [the comforts of] thisthis worldly life in preference to [the good of] the life toworldly life in preference to [the good of] the life to come?come? But the enjoyment of life in this world is but aBut the enjoyment of life in this world is but a paltry thing when compared with the life to come!”paltry thing when compared with the life to come!” ((Qur’an: Taubah: 9: 38Qur’an: Taubah: 9: 38)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
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  74. 74. ““ALLURING unto man is the enjoyment of worldlyALLURING unto man is the enjoyment of worldly desires through women, and children, and heaped-updesires through women, and children, and heaped-up treasures of gold and silver, and horses of high mark,treasures of gold and silver, and horses of high mark, and cattle, and lands.and cattle, and lands. All this may be enjoyed in the life of this world -All this may be enjoyed in the life of this world - but thebut the most beauteous of all goals is with Allah.most beauteous of all goals is with Allah.”” ((Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 14Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 14)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
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  76. 76. ““Say: "Shall I tell you of better things than thoseSay: "Shall I tell you of better things than those [earthly joys]? For the God-conscious ([earthly joys]? For the God-conscious (MUTTAQIMUTTAQI) there) there are, with their Sustainer, gardens through whichare, with their Sustainer, gardens through which running waters flow, therein to abide, and spousesrunning waters flow, therein to abide, and spouses pure, and Allah's goodly acceptance." And Allah seespure, and Allah's goodly acceptance." And Allah sees all that is in [the hearts of] His servants.”all that is in [the hearts of] His servants.” ((Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 15Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 15)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  77. 77. AND ALLAH KNOWS ALLAND ALLAH KNOWS ALL TO BE CONTINUED ... INSHA-ALLAH All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  78. 78. ““O Allah! Make us see the Truth to be trueO Allah! Make us see the Truth to be true and grant us the ability to follow it.and grant us the ability to follow it. And make us see Falsehood to be falseAnd make us see Falsehood to be false and grant us the ability to reject it.”and grant us the ability to reject it.” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  79. 79. O Allah! There is none who can withholdO Allah! There is none who can withhold what You send, nor send whatever You withholdwhat You send, nor send whatever You withhold All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  80. 80. Neither can they guide whom You leave astrNeither can they guide whom You leave astray Nor can they lead astray whom You have guided All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  81. 81. Neither can they give whatever You deprive,Neither can they give whatever You deprive, nor can they deprive to whom You givenor can they deprive to whom You give All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  82. 82. Neither (can any) draw closer those whom You cast,Neither (can any) draw closer those whom You cast, nor (can any) be cast those whom You draw closernor (can any) be cast those whom You draw closer All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  83. 83. O Allah! Bestow upon us from Your blessings,O Allah! Bestow upon us from Your blessings, and Your mercy, and Your grace and Yourand Your mercy, and Your grace and Your provisions.provisions. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  84. 84. O Allah! I ask You for the eternal delight (favours)O Allah! I ask You for the eternal delight (favours) that never ends nor fades away.that never ends nor fades away. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  85. 85. O Allah! I ask You for provisions (favours)O Allah! I ask You for provisions (favours) on the Day of deprivation (Hereafter),on the Day of deprivation (Hereafter), and the safety on the Day of fear (Judgement Day).and the safety on the Day of fear (Judgement Day). All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  86. 86. O Allah! I seek refuge with You from the evilO Allah! I seek refuge with You from the evil repercussions of what You have given us andrepercussions of what You have given us and from the evil of what You have deprived us of.from the evil of what You have deprived us of. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
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  88. 88. "Our Lord, do not impose blame upon us if we have"Our Lord, do not impose blame upon us if we have forgotten or erred.forgotten or erred. Our Lord, and lay not upon us a burden like that whichOur Lord, and lay not upon us a burden like that which You laid upon those before us.You laid upon those before us. Our Lord, and burden us not with that which we have noOur Lord, and burden us not with that which we have no ability to bear.ability to bear. And pardon us; and forgive us; and have mercy upon us.And pardon us; and forgive us; and have mercy upon us. You are our protector, so give us victory over theYou are our protector, so give us victory over the disbelieving people."disbelieving people." All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  89. 89. O Allah! Make faith (O Allah! Make faith (iimaniiman) dear to us and beautify it in our hearts) dear to us and beautify it in our hearts and make disbelief (and make disbelief (KufrKufr), sinning (), sinning (FusuqFusuq) and rebelliousness () and rebelliousness (`isyan`isyan)) hateful to us, and make us among the rightly guided (hateful to us, and make us among the rightly guided (Raa-shi-duunRaa-shi-duun).). All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  90. 90. O Allah! Allow us to die as Muslims, live as MuslimsO Allah! Allow us to die as Muslims, live as Muslims and join us with the ranks of the righteous ones,and join us with the ranks of the righteous ones, without tasting humiliation or turmoil.without tasting humiliation or turmoil. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  91. 91. ‘‘And (may AllAnd (may Allaah send) salutations and prayers upon Muh send) salutations and prayers upon Muhhammadammad and upon the householdand upon the household and companions of Muand companions of Muhhammadammad (the pure ones of his family and all the loyal followers).(the pure ones of his family and all the loyal followers). All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  92. 92. ““Glory to thy Lord the Lord, of Honour and Power!Glory to thy Lord the Lord, of Honour and Power! (He is free) from what they ascribe (to Him)!(He is free) from what they ascribe (to Him)! And Peace on the Messengers!And Peace on the Messengers! And praise to Allah, the Lord and Cherisher of the Worlds.”And praise to Allah, the Lord and Cherisher of the Worlds.” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
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