IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,
MOST COMPASSIONATE,
MOST MERCIFUL.

LESSON # 11 –

“INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY
OF ‘ILM -AL-AKHLAQ ”
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“ You have indeed in the Messenger of Allah (Prophet
Muhammad s.a.w.) a beautiful pattern (of conduct) for
anyone whose ho...
(When) ‘A-isha r.a. was asked as to the Prophet’s
s.a.a.w. disposition (akhlaq) she replied:
“(His nature or disposition) ...
FROM PREVIOUS LESSON # 8

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LESSONS FROM SURAH AL-HUJURAT

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LESSONS FROM SURAH AL-HUJURAT

O men! Behold, We have created you all out
of a male and a female, and have made you
into n...
TASAWWUR ISLAM

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TASAWWUR ISLAM

LEVELS OF ATTAINMENT
TOWARDS STATE OF

MUTTAQEEN

TAQWA

God-consciousness or Piety

IF NO EFFORT DONE TOW...
TASAWWUR ISLAM

LEVELS OF ATTAINMENT
TOWARDS STATE OF

MUTTAQEEN

TAQWA

God-consciousness or Piety

MUKHLISWEEN
Sincerity...
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“Whomsoever that Allah wishes for him goodness, He will
make him a FAQIH (learned) in matters of the
religion(Deen); and f...
All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
“When Allah intends for a community goodness, He makes of
their leaders those who are intelligent (with forbearance);
and ...
"Indeed the scholars are the inheritors of the Prophets, but if they fall
into covetousness and greed, who shall be taken ...
PROCEEED TO CONTINUE ...

All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
LESSONS FROM SURAH AS-SAFF

“ALL THAT IS in the heavens and all that is on earth extols Allah's
limitless glory: for He (A...
LESSONS FROM SURAH AS-SAFF

“O YOU who have attained to faith! Why do you say one thing and do
another? Most loathsome is ...
 To be upon the level of “IIMAN”, requires prepared
determination to face test and challenges.

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 To be upon the level of “IIMAN”, requires prepared
determination to face test and challenges.

“DO MEN THINK that on the...
LESSONS FROM SURAH AS-SAFF

“Verily, Allah loves [only] those who fight in His cause in [solid] ranks,
as though they were...
 ADAB in ranks and maintaining unity amongst Muslims are
very important priority in our striving to gain Allah’s pleasure...
 ADAB in ranks and maintaining unity amongst Muslims are
very important priority in our striving to gain Allah’s pleasure...
LESSONS FROM SURAH AS-SAFF

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LESSONS FROM SURAH AS-SAFF

“Now when Moses spoke to his people, [it was this same
truth that he had in mind:] "O my peopl...
 We may be unaware that our state (AHWAL) may in fact be
causing grief to our Prophet s.a.a.w. as alluded in this verse
r...
“O YOU who have attained to faith! Do not put yourselves
forward in the presence of [what] Allah and His Messenger
[may ha...
“... And know that Allah’s Messenger is among you: were he
to comply with your inclinations in each and every case, you
wo...
“O you who have believed, (be conscious of and) fear
Allah (TAQWA) and be with those who are true (in
word and deed - AS-S...
“those who listen [closely] to all that is said (FAS-TA-MI’), and
follow the best of it (FAT-TABI’): [for] it is they whom...
“And who could be better of speech than he who calls [his fellow-men]
unto Allah (DA-’AA -ILALLAAH), and does what is just...
“... Ask from those who possess the Message ( Ahlu-az-Zikr :
the remembrance) in matters which you do not know.“
(Qur’an: ...
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“Whomsoever that Allah wishes for him goodness, He will
make him a FAQIH (learned) in matters of the
religion(Deen); and f...
“(Honour) My successors, may Allah s.w.t. be Merciful towards
them!.” He was asked: “Who are your successors O Messenger o...
“The best ones amongst you is the person who makes you
remember Allah when you look upon him; and whenever he
speaks it in...
“Be in the company of the KUBARA’ -elders
(who are noble in Allah’s sight),
seek the answers from the ‘ULAMA - scholars,
a...
“An immoral man of learning is a great evil,
yet a greater evil is an ignoramus leading a ‘godly’ life.
Both are a great t...
“Give yourself up to the study of jurisprudence (FIQH), for the
knowledge of jurisprudence is the best guide to piety and ...
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“With all this, it is not desirable that all of the believers take
the field [in time of war]. From within every group in ...
“A learned FAQIH (scholar & teacher) is truly FAQIH, one who does not cause others to feel
despair from receiving the merc...
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[Prophet Muhammad warned of an age where
there will be people who ..] :

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“ (These people) do not follow the...
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,
MOST
COMPASSIONATE,
MOST MERCIFUL

“The purpose of the Qur’an is for invitation (Da’wah -calling)
to...
LESSONS FROM SURAH AS-SAFF

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LESSONS FROM SURAH AS-SAFF

“And [this happened, too,] when Jesus, the son of Mary, said:
"O children of Israel! Behold, I...
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“And who could be more wicked than one who invents [such] a
lie about [a message from] Allah, ...
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“They aim to extinguish Allah's light with their utterances: but
Allah has willed to spread Hi...
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“He (Allah) it is who has sent forth His Messenger with [the task of]
spreading guidance and t...
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“O YOU who have attained to faith! Shall I point out to
you a bargain that will save you from ...
LESSONS FROM SURAH AS-SAFF

“[If you do so,] He (Allah) will forgive you your sins, and [in the life to
come] will admit y...
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“And [withal, He will grant you] yet another thing that you
dearly love: (NASR) succour from A...
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“O YOU who have attained to faith! Be helpers [in the cause of Allah
(KUUNU ANSAARALLAH)- even...
 “Islam” (submission/obedience) is all about “doing” or
“being”. Although it begins by our having to acquire the
knowledg...
 A “Muslim” by definition is one who practices. Unfortunately,
too much emphasis is given to the intellectualising Islam
...
 We preach Islam but forget to practice it ourselves.
 We already have too many seminars and forums; talks and
lectures;...
 We relish at vocalising other people’s shortcomings, but is
cowardly defensive when it comes to our own shortcomings.
 ...
 We relish at vocalising other people’s shortcomings, but is
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  1. 1. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. LESSON # 11 – “INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF ‘ILM -AL-AKHLAQ ” Intermediate Level Islamic course in English for Adults conducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail “DISPARITY BETWEEN THEORY AND PRACTICE” INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF ‘ILM AL-AKHLAQ “Verily! You (Muhammad) are upon the most exalted (Khuluq) disposition.” Using text & curriculum he has developed especially for Muslim converts and young Adult English-speaking Muslims. “To seek knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim (male & female)” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) ) UPDATED 18 DECEMBER 2013
  2. 2. FROM PREVIOUS LESSON # 6 – All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  3. 3. FROM PREVIOUS LESSON # 7 a – All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  4. 4. FROM PREVIOUS LESSON # 7 a – All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  5. 5. FROM PREVIOUS LESSON # 7 b – All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  6. 6. FROM PREVIOUS LESSON # 7 b – All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  7. 7. FROM PREVIOUS LESSON # 7 b – All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  8. 8. FROM PREVIOUS LESSON # 7 b – All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  9. 9. FROM PREVIOUS LESSON # 7 b – All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  10. 10. FROM PREVIOUS LESSON # 8 a – All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  11. 11. “ You have indeed in the Messenger of Allah (Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.) a beautiful pattern (of conduct) for anyone whose hope is in Allah and the Final Day, and who engages much in the praise of Allah. “ (Qur’an: al-Ahzab: 33: 21) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  12. 12. (When) ‘A-isha r.a. was asked as to the Prophet’s s.a.a.w. disposition (akhlaq) she replied: “(His nature or disposition) is the Qur’an”. (Hadith narrated by Abu Dawud and Muslim) Muslim All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  13. 13. FROM PREVIOUS LESSON # 8 All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  14. 14. FROM PREVIOUS LESSON # 8 All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  15. 15. LESSONS FROM SURAH AL-HUJURAT All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  16. 16. LESSONS FROM SURAH AL-HUJURAT O men! Behold, We have created you all out of a male and a female, and have made you into nations and tribes, so that you might come to know one another. Verily, the noblest of you in the sight of Allah is the one who is most deeply conscious of Him (TAQWA). Behold, Allah is all-knowing, all-aware.” (Qur’an: Hujurat: 49: 13) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  17. 17. TASAWWUR ISLAM All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  18. 18. TASAWWUR ISLAM LEVELS OF ATTAINMENT TOWARDS STATE OF MUTTAQEEN TAQWA God-consciousness or Piety IF NO EFFORT DONE TOWARDS STRIVING FOR HIGHER STATIONS, A MUSLIM MAY END-UP BECOMING .... MUSLIM MUSRIFEEN MUNAFEEQIN Submission All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) FASIQEEN ZOLIMEEN MUJRIMEEN GHOFILEEN MUFSIDEEN ETC.
  19. 19. TASAWWUR ISLAM LEVELS OF ATTAINMENT TOWARDS STATE OF MUTTAQEEN TAQWA God-consciousness or Piety MUKHLISWEEN Sincerity MUHSEEN Best or righteous conduct MU’MEEN Believer MUSLIM Submission All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  20. 20. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  21. 21. “Whomsoever that Allah wishes for him goodness, He will make him a FAQIH (learned) in matters of the religion(Deen); and for everything there is a pillar, and the pillar of this religion is AL-FIQH – (the profound understanding of the Deen); a learned scholar (of the Deen) is more difficult upon satan than a thousand worshippers.” (Reported by Bukhary and Muslim) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  22. 22. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  23. 23. “When Allah intends for a community goodness, He makes of their leaders those who are intelligent (with forbearance); and judgement (rulings) are made amongst them by those who are truly learned (and just scholars); and He places wealth in the hands of those who are charitable (and kind). And when Allah intends for a community bad, He makes of their leaders those who are foolish (uncouth); and judgement (rulings) are made amongst them by those who are ignorant (reckless); and He places wealth in the hands of those who are miserly (selfish).” (Hadith reported by Ad-Dailamy) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  24. 24. "Indeed the scholars are the inheritors of the Prophets, but if they fall into covetousness and greed, who shall be taken as leaders? The merchants and businessmen are the trustees of Allah, so if they are treacherous, who can be trusted? The warriors are the guests of Allah so if they become extreme (or take spoils without right), with whom can we defeat the enemies? The righteous and ascetic ones are the kings of the earth but if they become insincere (i.e. have riya’), who shall be followed? The governors/rulers are the shepherds (protectors) of the people, but if the shepherd becomes a wolf, who shall protect the flock?" - Imam 'Abdullah ibn al-Mubarak All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) REMINDER FROM MY PREVIOUS LESSONS
  25. 25. PROCEEED TO CONTINUE ... All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  26. 26. LESSONS FROM SURAH AS-SAFF “ALL THAT IS in the heavens and all that is on earth extols Allah's limitless glory: for He (Allah) alone is almighty ( AL-’AZEEZ), truly wise (AL-HAKEEM)!” (Qur’an: Saff: 61: 1) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  27. 27. LESSONS FROM SURAH AS-SAFF “O YOU who have attained to faith! Why do you say one thing and do another? Most loathsome is it in the sight of Allah that you say what you do not do!” (Qur’an: Saff: 61: 2-3) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  28. 28.  To be upon the level of “IIMAN”, requires prepared determination to face test and challenges. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  29. 29.  To be upon the level of “IIMAN”, requires prepared determination to face test and challenges. “DO MEN THINK that on their [mere] saying, “We have attained to faith”, they will be left to themselves, and will not be put to a test? Yea, indeed, We did test those who lived before them; and so, [too, shall be tested the people now living: and] most certainly will Allah mark out those who prove themselves true (SwODAQUU), and most certainly will He mark out those who are lying (KAADZIBEEN).” (Qur’an: Ankabut: 29: 2-3) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  30. 30. LESSONS FROM SURAH AS-SAFF “Verily, Allah loves [only] those who fight in His cause in [solid] ranks, as though they were a building firm and compact.” (Qur’an: Saff: 61: 4) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  31. 31.  ADAB in ranks and maintaining unity amongst Muslims are very important priority in our striving to gain Allah’s pleasure and acceptance.  This is a favour we which must be grateful for. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  32. 32.  ADAB in ranks and maintaining unity amongst Muslims are very important priority in our striving to gain Allah’s pleasure and acceptance.  This is a favour we which must be grateful for. “And hold fast, all together, unto the bond with Allah, and do not draw apart from one another. And remember the blessings which Allah has bestowed upon you: how, when you were enemies, He brought your hearts together, so that through His blessing you became brethren; and [how, when] you were on the brink of a fiery abyss. He saved you from it. In this way Allah makes clear His messages unto you, so that you might find guidance.” (Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 103) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  33. 33. LESSONS FROM SURAH AS-SAFF All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  34. 34. LESSONS FROM SURAH AS-SAFF “Now when Moses spoke to his people, [it was this same truth that he had in mind:] "O my people! Why do you cause me grief, the while you know that I am a messenger of Allah sent unto you?" And so, when they swerved from the right way, Allah let their hearts swerve from the truth: for Allah does not bestow His guidance upon iniquitous folk (FAA-SIQEEN).” (Qur’an: Saff: 61: 5) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  35. 35.  We may be unaware that our state (AHWAL) may in fact be causing grief to our Prophet s.a.a.w. as alluded in this verse regarding how the Bani Isra’iI had done towards Prophet Musa a.s.  What is important to note is – How they deviated : “And so, when they swerved from the right way, Allah let their hearts swerve from the truth” All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  36. 36. “O YOU who have attained to faith! Do not put yourselves forward in the presence of [what] Allah and His Messenger [may have ordained], but remain conscious of [and fear] Allah: for, verily, Allah is all-hearing, all-knowing!” (Qur’an: Hujurat: 49: 1) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  37. 37. “... And know that Allah’s Messenger is among you: were he to comply with your inclinations in each and every case, you would be bound to come to harm [as a community].” (Qur’an: Hujurat: 49: 7) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  38. 38. “O you who have believed, (be conscious of and) fear Allah (TAQWA) and be with those who are true (in word and deed - AS-SwO-DIQEEN).“ (Qur’an: Taubah: 9: 119) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  39. 39. “those who listen [closely] to all that is said (FAS-TA-MI’), and follow the best of it (FAT-TABI’): [for] it is they whom Allah has graced with His guidance (HUDA), and it is they who are [truly] endowed with insight (ULUL-ALBAB)!” (Qur’an: Zumar: 39: 18) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  40. 40. “And who could be better of speech than he who calls [his fellow-men] unto Allah (DA-’AA -ILALLAAH), and does what is just and right (‘AMAL SWOLIHAH), and says, “Verily, I am (MINAL-MUSLI-MEEN) of those who have surrendered themselves to Allah”?” (Qur’an: Fussilat: 41: 33) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  41. 41. “... Ask from those who possess the Message ( Ahlu-az-Zikr : the remembrance) in matters which you do not know.“ (Qur’an: al-Nahlu: 16: 43) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  42. 42. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  43. 43. “Whomsoever that Allah wishes for him goodness, He will make him a FAQIH (learned) in matters of the religion(Deen); and for everything there is a pillar, and the pillar of this religion is AL-FIQH – (the profound understanding of the Deen); a learned scholar (of the Deen) is more difficult upon satan than a thousand worshippers.” (Reported by Bukhary and Muslim) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  44. 44. “(Honour) My successors, may Allah s.w.t. be Merciful towards them!.” He was asked: “Who are your successors O Messenger of Allah?” And he said: “They are those who revive my Sunnah and teaches them to the servants of Allah.” (Hadith of the Prophet s.a.w.) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  45. 45. “The best ones amongst you is the person who makes you remember Allah when you look upon him; and whenever he speaks it increases you your knowledge (of the Deen), and with his deeds it inspires (motivates) you to strive for your Hereafter.” (Hadith reported by Hakim from Ibnu ‘Umar r.a.) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  46. 46. “Be in the company of the KUBARA’ -elders (who are noble in Allah’s sight), seek the answers from the ‘ULAMA - scholars, and interact with the HUKAMA’ - wise.” (Hadith of the Prophet s.a.w.) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  47. 47. “An immoral man of learning is a great evil, yet a greater evil is an ignoramus leading a ‘godly’ life. Both are a great trial everywhere, to whomever depends to them both, in holding on to his religion” REFLECTION: We would indeed be afflicted with this Fitnah (trial). Only with appropriate knowledge and irshaadah, and more importantly Taufiq wal-Hidaa-ya from Allah SWT. would we be saved from its evil. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  48. 48. “Give yourself up to the study of jurisprudence (FIQH), for the knowledge of jurisprudence is the best guide to piety and the fear of Allah and it is the straightest path to the ultimate goal.” * Muhammad ibn al-Hassan Abu ’Abdallah al-Shaibany r.h.m. • REFLECTION: “Fiqh” – literally means “profound understanding (of the Deen)” – ref: al-Qur’an Surah Taubah : 9: 122, which later was used to refer to the studies of Islamic jurisprudence. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  49. 49. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  50. 50. “With all this, it is not desirable that all of the believers take the field [in time of war]. From within every group in their midst, some shall refrain from going forth to war, and shall devote themselves [instead] to acquiring a deeper knowledge of the Faith (LIYA-TAFAQ-QAH-HU FID-DEEN). and [thus be able to] teach (LI-YUN-DZIRU) their homecoming brethren, so that these [too] might guard themselves against evil.” (Qur’an: Taubah: 9: 122) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  51. 51. “A learned FAQIH (scholar & teacher) is truly FAQIH, one who does not cause others to feel despair from receiving the mercy of Allah (i.e. Not overly strict and too ‘harsh’); and neither does he (give the impression by his behaviour, a guarantees as if ) anyone can avert or withhold the wrath (punishment) of Allah, nor allows opportunity (by giving dispensation) for anyone to disobey Allah (i.e. Not being inappropriately lax and too ‘nice’). (Hilyatul-Auliya: 1-73 – as quoted by M.Natsir in Fiqhud-Da’wah) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  52. 52. W AR [Prophet Muhammad warned of an age where there will be people who ..] : NIN G! “ (These people) do not follow the learned (scholar); and they are not ashamed towards those who preserve their modesty. They have hearts of the ‘Ajm (uncouth people) but the tongue * of (fluent) Arabs.” (Hadith reported by Imam Ahmad) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) * Referring to their dazzling speech or eloquence, not necessarily in the Arabic language.
  53. 53. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL “The purpose of the Qur’an is for invitation (Da’wah -calling) to all the creation (Khalqi) to (the worship of the One) True God (Al-Haqq), and to enter (Dukhuuli) into (a transaction by adhering to) His Deen (religion of Islam).” - Ibn Juazayy al-Kalbi rahmatullaahi ‘alayh. ‘alayh AN-NASEEHAH “Sincere advice” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  54. 54. LESSONS FROM SURAH AS-SAFF All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  55. 55. LESSONS FROM SURAH AS-SAFF “And [this happened, too,] when Jesus, the son of Mary, said: "O children of Israel! Behold, I am a messenger of Allah unto you, [sent] to confirm the truth of whatever there still remains of the Torah, and to give [you] the glad tiding of a messenger who shall come after me, whose name shall be Ahmad." But when he [whose coming Jesus had foretold] came unto them with all evidence of the truth, they said: "This [alleged message of his] is [nothing but] spellbinding eloquence!" (Qur’an: Saff: 61: 6) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  56. 56. LESSONS FROM SURAH AS-SAFF “And who could be more wicked than one who invents [such] a lie about [a message from] Allah, seeing that he is [but] being called to self-surrender unto Him (AL-ISLAM)? But Allah does not bestow His guidance upon (ZOLIMEEN) evil-doing folk.” (Qur’an: Saff: 61: 7) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  57. 57. LESSONS FROM SURAH AS-SAFF “They aim to extinguish Allah's light with their utterances: but Allah has willed to spread His light in all its fullness, however hateful this may be to all who deny the truth ( KAAFIRUN)” (Qur’an: Saff: 61: 8) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  58. 58. LESSONS FROM SURAH AS-SAFF “He (Allah) it is who has sent forth His Messenger with [the task of] spreading guidance and the religion of truth ( AD-DEEN-UL-HAQQ), to the end that He make it prevail over all [false] religion, however hateful this may be to those who ascribe divinity to aught but Allah ( MUSHRIKUN).” (Qur’an: Saff: 61: 9) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
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  60. 60. LESSONS FROM SURAH AS-SAFF “O YOU who have attained to faith! Shall I point out to you a bargain that will save you from grievous suffering [in this world and in the life to come]? You are to believe (IIMAN) in Allah and His Messenger, and to strive hard (JIHAD) in Allah's cause with your possessions (AMWAL) and your lives (ANFUS): this is for your own good - if you but knew it!” (Qur’an: Saff: 61: 10-11) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  61. 61. LESSONS FROM SURAH AS-SAFF “[If you do so,] He (Allah) will forgive you your sins, and [in the life to come] will admit you into gardens through which running waters flow, and into goodly mansions in [those] gardens of perpetual bliss: that [will be] the triumph supreme!” (Qur’an: Saff: 61: 12) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  62. 62. LESSONS FROM SURAH AS-SAFF “And [withal, He will grant you] yet another thing that you dearly love: (NASR) succour from Allah [in this world], and (FATHUN QOREEB) a victory soon to come : and [thereof, O Prophet,] give thou a glad tiding to all who believe. ” (Qur’an: Saff: 61: 13) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
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  64. 64. LESSONS FROM SURAH AS-SAFF “O YOU who have attained to faith! Be helpers [in the cause of Allah (KUUNU ANSAARALLAH)- even as Jesus, the son of Mary, said unto the white-garbed ones, "Who will be my helpers in Allah's cause?" whereupon the white-garbed [disciples] replied, "We shall be [thy] helpers [in the cause] of Allah!" And so [it happened that] some of the children of Israel came to believe [in the prophethood of Jesus], whereas others denied the truth. But [now] We have given strength against their foes unto those who have [truly] attained to faith: and they have become the ones that shall prevail.” (Qur’an: Saff: 61: 14) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  65. 65.  “Islam” (submission/obedience) is all about “doing” or “being”. Although it begins by our having to acquire the knowledge- ultimately the concern must be in our being able to do and to become.  There is a great difference between theoretical Muslim and true Muslim; between Muslim who is good at talking about Islam and a Muslim who concerns himself in being one. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  66. 66.  A “Muslim” by definition is one who practices. Unfortunately, too much emphasis is given to the intellectualising Islam instead of internalising and manifesting Islam in ourselves.  Not that it is wrong to learn and study Islam intellectually, but it is this obsession in some people which makes them neglect the equally important “practicalising” of Islam that is worrying. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  67. 67.  We preach Islam but forget to practice it ourselves.  We already have too many seminars and forums; talks and lectures; meetings after meetings; planning and concept papers; future plans and visions; thinkers and policy-makers; boardroom leaders with fancy titles and credentials - but all these have distracted us from realising that though we can say many good points about Islam, in terms of the practical implementation of Islam in ourselves, it is glaringly absent. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  68. 68.  We relish at vocalising other people’s shortcomings, but is cowardly defensive when it comes to our own shortcomings.  We like to advise but is uncomfortable when being advised.  It is no wonder that once a Sufi when asked, “What is Islam and who are the Muslims?” remarked: “Islam is what is found in the Books, and Muslims are all in the grave!” All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  69. 69.  We relish at vocalising other people’s shortcomings, but is cowardly defensive when it comes to our own shortcomings.  We like to advise but is uncomfortable when being advised.  It is no wonder that once a Sufi when asked, “What is Islam and who are the Muslims?” remarked: “Islam is what is found in the Books, and Muslims are all in the grave!” “O you who have attained to faith! Be conscious of Allah with all the consciousness that is due to Him, and do not allow death to overtake you ere you have surrendered yourselves unto Him (MUSLIMUN).” (Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 102) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
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  71. 71. “O you who have attained to faith! Surrender yourselves wholly unto Allah, and follow not Satan's footsteps, for, verily, he is your open foe.” (Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 208) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  72. 72.  Alhamdulillah! Islamic resurgence is now in vogue in many countries. The awareness that is shown amongst Muslims is indeed encouraging. But the work of Islamization is far from satisfactory.  It has to be approached from all aspects- the individual, the family, the society, the state, the whole of humanity, the knowledge, the economic system, the political system etc- in short; the micro and macro levels. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  73. 73.  From the historical perspective, Islam was established following the pattern of moulding the individuals which gradually branched outward to encompass every other sphere.  In Islamization to re-establish the lost glory of Islam in the present contemporary life (that is what Islamization is all about), the priority component crucial for its success, is we the Muslims. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  74. 74.  We, the individual Muslims are the important building blocks, the fundamental cells that can determine the health of the body.  How well have we Islamically developed?  Instead of talking about an Islamic state, from the perspective of ‘Ilmul-Ahklaq, every Muslim must be concerned about their own state of Islam! All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  75. 75.  Our own inner selves are urgently in need of Islamization!  Our tongues need to be Islamised; our thoughts and consciousness; our leisure and interests; our time and productive years; our hearing and sight; our hands and feet; our private parts and sense of modesty; our health and wealth; our attitudes and behaviours etc.  All these need to be seriously evaluated. Have they truly submitted to Allah in Islam? All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  76. 76.  The Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. was successful in educating and nurturing the early Muslims who exudes every goodness. They, that people of the generation termed as KHAY-RA UMMAH, were one of the crucial factors (human resource,not merely the MANHAJ) for the successes, workability and fruition of the Islamic systems – civilization (TAMADDUN).  Therefore, if we are only to concern ourselves with trying to replicate that system (MANHAJ) without due consideration on our own quality (as the resource – our SHAKSHIYAH and AKHLAQ), then we are just building sand castles on sifting sand. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  77. 77.  Let us awaken ourselves and our brothers and sisters to this fact. Let us therefore be conscious about our whole selves; our relationship with Allah and with all others.  Hopefully we can truly said to be Muslims- one who surrenders himself [submits and obeys] completely to Allah. AAMIIN. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  78. 78. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. "O you who have believed, be conscious and mindful of your duty to Allah (TAQWA) as He should be feared and do not die except as Muslims [state of ISLAM: submission to Him]. ” (Qur’an: Surah Aali ‘Imran: 3: 102) AN-NASEEHAH All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
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  80. 80. AKHLAQ – (disposition) can be formed through practice or acquired through habits. Thus, inculcation of the proper attitude, adopting right discipline and exuding the appropriate regard towards others in our relationship – guided by Prophetic ways – is very important. Thus is that the term ADAB, should be understood. As AKHLAQ is the desired outcome, yet having and striving with ADAB at all times, consistently is the means , nay the SUNNAH. This is inherent in the way our traditional scholars nurture their students – who were all people who understood its importance and thus were developed with ADAB (without them needing any intellectual discourse). Yet today, this knowledge (nay awareness even) of what ADAB is, has been lost and requires elucidations . Extracted from: All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
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  82. 82. ALLAA-HUM-MAR – HAM-NI - BIL – QUR- ‘AA-N WAJ- ‘AL – HU – LEE – IMAA-MAN - WA – NUU – RAN – WA – HU-DAN WA RAH - MAH “O Allah! Bestow mercy upon me through the Quran and make it for me a leader (leading to Truth), a light, a Guide, and a Mercy. O Allah! “ All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  83. 83. ALLAA-HUM-MA – DZAK – KIR – NEE – MIN-HU-MAA NA –SEE –TU – WA – ‘AL –LIM – NEE MIN – HU-MAA - JA – HIL -TU “Remind me of that which I have forgotten, teach me those (parts of the Quran) of which I am ignorant,” All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  84. 84. WAR – ZUQ – NEE – TI – LAA – WA - TA – HU AA – NA – AL – LAI – LI - WA – ATW TRAA – FA - AN - NA - HAAR “Grant me (ability for) Its recitation in the hours of the night and different parts of the day,” All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  85. 85. WAJ – ‘AL – HU – LEE – HUJ – JA-TAN YAA – ROB – BAL – ‘AA – LA – MEE-N “And make it as argument point in my favour, O Lord of all the worlds.” All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
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  87. 87. "Our Lord, do not impose blame upon us if we have forgotten or erred. Our Lord, and lay not upon us a burden like that which You laid upon those before us. Our Lord, and burden us not with that which we have no ability to bear. And pardon us; and forgive us; and have mercy upon us. You are our protector, so give us victory over the disbelieving people." All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
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  89. 89. “O Allah, make my speech be guidance, inspire me with reverential fear, give me success in that which is most pure, and employ me in what is most pleasing to Thee! O Allah, let me tread the most exemplary path and make me live and die in Thy creed! O Allah, bless Muhammad and his Household, give me to enjoy moderation, make me into one of the people of right behaviour, the proofs of right conduct, and the servants of righteousness," All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  90. 90. O Allah! Make faith (iiman) dear to us and beautify it in our hearts and make disbelief (Kufr), sinning (Fusuq) and rebelliousness (`isyan) hateful to us, and make us among the rightly guided ( Raa-shi-duun). All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  91. 91. O Allah! Allow us to die as Muslims, live as Muslims and join us with the ranks of the righteous ones, without tasting humiliation or turmoil. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  92. 92. ‘And (may Allah send) salutations and prayers upon Muhammad and upon the household and companions of Muhammad (the pure ones of his family and all the loyal followers). All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)
  93. 93. All welcome to visit my web-blog: http://an-naseehah.blogspot.com/ http://introductiontotauhid.blogspot.com/ http://oyoubelievers.blogspot.com/ http://al-amthaal.blogspot.com/ http://zhulkeflee-archive.blogspot.com/ http://criteriaforaholybook-quran.blogspot.com/ http://with-the-truthful.blogspot.com/ http ://muqaddam-nurul.blogspot.com/ All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) 93

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