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““INTRODUCTION TO THEINTRODUCTION TO THE
STUDY OF ‘STUDY OF ‘ILM AL-AKHLA...
““INTRODUCTION TO THEINTRODUCTION TO THE
STUDY OF ‘STUDY OF ‘ILM AL-AKHLAQILM AL-AKHLAQ
””
Intermediate Level Islamic cour...
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IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,
MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST COMP...
““Allah did confer a great favour on the BelieversAllah did confer a great favour on the Believers whenwhen
He sent among ...
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,
MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST COMPASSIONATE,
MOST MERCIFUL.MOST MERCIFUL.
All Rights ...
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,
MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST COMPASSIONATE,
MOST MERCIFUL.MOST MERCIFUL.
““And striv...
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,
MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST COMPASSIONATE,
MOST MERCIFUL.MOST MERCIFUL.
All Rights ...
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,
MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST COMPASSIONATE,
MOST MERCIFUL.MOST MERCIFUL.
““ This day...
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IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,
MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST COMP...
““And thus have We willed you to be a community of the middleAnd thus have We willed you to be a community of the middle
w...
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IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,
MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST COMP...
“Now then, for that (reason), call (them to the Faith), and
stand steadfast as thou art commanded nor follow thou
their va...
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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...
““Whosoever sets out upon the path in which to seekWhosoever sets out upon the path in which to seek
knowledge (knowledge ...
““The best onesThe best ones amongst you is the person who makes youamongst you is the person who makes you
remember Allah...
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A PERTINENT QUESTION TO BE ASKED :
A PERTINENT QUESTION TO BE ASKED :
WARNING
WARNING
““Whoever seeks knowledge (intending) to argue withWhoever seeks knowledge (intending) to argue with
the l...
"Turn ye to your Lord (in repentance) and"Turn ye to your Lord (in repentance) and
(ASLIMU-LAHU) bow to His (Will(ASLIMU-L...
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TAUTAUHHEEDIC PARADIGMEEDIC PARADIGM
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‘ILM TAUHEED - ‘AQIDAH
(Creed or Theology)
 
Purpose / Objective
Development of Certainty (Belief)
Awareness of Reality...
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‘ILM TAUHIID - ‘AQIDAH
(Creed or Theology)
 
Purpose / Objective
Development of Certainty (Belief)
Awareness of Reality...
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‘ILM FIQH
(Practical Laws for life;
Learning of the Shari’ah)
 
Purpose / Objective
Development of Correct Practices;
S...
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‘ILM FIQH
(Practical Laws for life;
Learning of the Shari’ah)
 
Purpose / Objective
Development of Correct Practices;
S...
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‘ILM FIQH
(Practical Laws for life;
Learning of the Shari’ah)
 
Purpose / Objective
Development of Correct Practices;
S...
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‘ILM AKHLAQ / TASAWWUF / IRFAN
(Science of human Disposition/ Sufism)
 
Purpose / Objective
Development of Righteous Pe...
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‘ILM AKHLAQ / TASAWWUF / IRFAN
(Science of human Disposition/ Sufism)
 
Purpose / Objective
Development of Righteous Pe...
"Not equal are the companions of the Fire and the companions of Paradise."Not equal are the companions of the Fire and the...
““WE ARE TOWE ARE TO DEVOLVEDEVOLVE (RETURN-RETAIN) TO(RETURN-RETAIN) TO
OUR PRIMORDIAL HUMAN NATUREOUR PRIMORDIAL HUMAN N...
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,
MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST COMPASSIONATE,
MOST MERCIFUL.MOST MERCIFUL.
LESSON FROM...
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The night in the farm, the serenity was disturbed by the barking and
howling of the dogs. Many other animals were aroused ...
Cow:
"O, what a racket. These dogs simply are very inconsiderate. Don't
they know that we have to be up at dawn to give ou...
Sheep:
''They are not only inconsiderate; they also display certain
arrogance. They will always display a fierce and threa...
Sheep:
“ If the milkman comes, they will bark. In fact, whosoever comes;
whether our master's neighbour, the postman, the ...
Sheep:
“When they are told to hush-up, to keep quiet, they will still
continue to bark and roll their tongues, baring thei...
Sheep:
“They scare the wits out of us with the tone of their language.
We always try to remind them to tone down their lan...
Cockerel:
''Not only are they arrogant, they are also ostentatious ( riya’ )
and like to show off. When they bark at the m...
Cockerel:
“ What?! They think they are the only ones working for our
master. They imagine themselves as favourites of the ...
Cockerel:
“ They would sniff the place and meticulously choose the spot.
The lamp post, lah! The tyre, lah! The fire hydra...
All these were heard by a young puppy who then ran to the
leader of the pack. Panting, the puppy informed the leader of
wh...
Leader of the dogs:
'' Do not be alarmed, do not get angry, and do not react
unnecessarily!
What has been said by a non-do...
Leader of the dogs:
‘’ But you dogs must understand your own nature and try to live
according to your nature.
Let me respo...
Leader of the dogs:
“ We have been created for a job, an important job on this farm
i.e. to guard and protect the property...
Leader of the dogs:
“ So, it is not being arrogant, but it’s part of our discipline as
members of the security force.
All ...
Leader of the dogs:
“ As for barking at night, well... we, as experts in our field, know
jolly well that burglars usually ...
Leader of the dogs:
“ Not that we are inconsiderate to others…..
…. But rather because it is part of our job, it is our du...
Leader of the dogs:
“ As to the accusation that we are ostentatious, even choosing
specific places to nature's call! Well,...
Leader of the dogs:
“ So you see! We ought to understand our nature and try to live
according to our nature. If you can do...
..... There was a stunned silence …
An old owl that was perched upon the barn was attentively
listening to their conversat...
She could not stem her ''kay-poh-istic'' (from Hokkien – a
Chinese dialect - word “kay-poh” meaning ‘busybody’)
tendencies...
Leader of the dogs:
'' Look at our neighbours, the swine! At least we dogs have a
dignified job. …. But they?
I don't know...
Leader of the dogs:
‘’ As regards eating, they don't seem to have any discrimination!
They would eat almost anything and e...
Leader of the dogs:
‘’ Even in the Qur'an …. it is stated that man is forbidden from
eating the flesh of swine.
Dirty anim...
Leader of the dogs:
“ And when you look at the numbers of piglets born each time, it
is as though mating (sex) seems to be...
Unfortunately, one piglet was not asleep but heard what was said.
It ran to the leader of the swine, to complain about the...
Leader of the swine:
'' Be calm! Don't overreact! Non-pigs can never understand pigs.
But you pigs must realise that there...
Leader of the swine:
‘’ It is not true when they assume that we have no job. We do have a job
on this farm. A rather diffi...
Leader of the swine:
“ In fact to do this job efficiently, we must not have any
discrimination in eating. Its in our natur...
Leader of the swine:
“ They say we are dirty and quoted the Qur'an. It is true that in the
Qur'an, Allah tells Man that ou...
Leader of the swine:
“ We are supposed to be the last in the food chain and were
created to function as such.
Germs and ba...
Leader of the swine:
“ So if Man wants to consider us as their food, they are taking a
very big and dangerous risk.
Then, ...
Leader of the swine:
“ As to covering ourselves with mud and filth, well, it is because
we are not as fortunate as the dog...
Leader of the swine:
“ Though we are created relatively naked, at least we have the
decency to cover ourselves, even with ...
Leader of the swine:
“ If they think that mud is dirty, well, in the Qur'an it is stated
that Allah “does not lay a burden...
Leader of the swine:
“ When they criticise us regarding our reproductive efficiency,
calling us ''sexists!''....."Sexual!"...
Leader of the swine:
“ So you swine understand this!
We were created with a specific nature and are expected by our
Creato...
The old owl was there again, as curious as ever. Gossip being her
mainstay, she would not be satisfied without knowing who...
And then she said:
'' Humans!''
On being asked why she came to that conclusion, she remarked:
'' You see, amongst us anima...
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END OF STORY
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( THE STORY IS A SATIRE/FICTIONAL )( THE STORY IS A SATIRE/FICTIO...
TA’ARUF AND SHORT GROUP DISCUSSION
Ask yourself:Ask yourself: Is the last statement true? Does man know his nature
and liv...
Is this message in the last statement true? Does man know his
nature and live according to this nature as human beings sho...
Since obviously man cannot hope to know his own nature unless
this is taught to him. Especially when the teachings and
gui...
Thus Islam as ad-Deen (a total system of guidance or all
encompassing way of life) must also be viewed from this
perspecti...
This is opposed to being: materialistic, animalistic, demonic and
even to be distinguished as higher than the angelic disp...
Therefore, consider what Allah s.w.t. says in the Qur'an:
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''Verily, We create man in the best conformation:''Verily, We create man in the best conformation:
thereafter we reduce hi...
In the education of a Muslim, the three aspects of developmentIn the education of a Muslim, the three aspects of developme...
WithWith IIMANIIMAN, he becomes equipped with certainty and conviction, he becomes equipped with certainty and conviction
...
And withAnd with IIHHSANSAN, he learns that in his inner being lies a potential, he learns that in his inner being lies a ...
The detail subject for this is '‘The detail subject for this is '‘ ‘‘Ilmu-AkhlaqIlmu-Akhlaq'' which I have'' which I have
...
One scholar succinctly describes “One scholar succinctly describes “TasawwufTasawwuf ” as “the practice of” as “the practi...
One scholar succinctly describes “One scholar succinctly describes “TasawwufTasawwuf ” as “the practice of” as “the practi...
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 Although in '‘ ‘Ilmu al-Akhlaq'', there are elements of behaviour being
taught, it would be wrong to assume that it is l...
 Whereas, ''Ilmu- al-Akhlaq'' seeks to instil and mould a behaviour
which is at the same time his nature, sustained and d...
''Khuluq'' i.e. disposition is that faculty (''Malakah'') of the ''Self''
(''Nafs'') which is the source of all activities...
[1] NATURAL AND PHYSICAL MAKE UP
It is observed that some people are patient while others are touchy
and nervous. Some are...
[2] HABIT
Habit is formed because of continual repetition of certain acts and
leads to the formation of a disposition.
All...
[3] PRACTICE AND CONSCIOUS EFFORT
Practice and conscious effort if continued long enough will
eventually lead to the forma...
CLEAR MESSAGE IN THE QUR’ANCLEAR MESSAGE IN THE QUR’AN
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““By theBy the NafsNafs (Self or Soul of man),(Self or Soul of man),
and the proportion and order given to it;and the prop...
“Verily we have honoured the children of Adam. We carry
them on the land and the sea, and have made provision of
good thin...
“Verily We have created Man into toil and struggle. Thinketh
he, that none hath power over him? He may say (boastfully):
"...
ABSOLUTEABSOLUTE
FREEDOMFREEDOM
In my final analysis I amIn my final analysis I am
accountable to no one elseaccountable t...
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and a pair of lips? ― And shown him the two highways? But
he hath...
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“Then will he be of those who believe, and enjoin patience,
(constancy, and self-restraint), and enjoin deeds of kindness
...
“Verily We created Man from a drop of mingled sperm, in order
to try him: so We gave him (the gifts), of Hearing and Sight...
“So set thou thy face steadily and truly to the faith: (establish)
Allah's handiwork according to the pattern on which He ...
“Many are the Jinns and men We have made for Hell: they have
hearts wherewith they understand not, eyes wherewith they see...
“Verily never will Allah change the condition of a people until
they change it themselves (with their own souls).”
(Qur’an...
“Say: Our life takes its colour from Allah! And who could give a
better colour (to life) than Allah? And it is He (alone) ...
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  1. 1. UPDATED – 2UPDATED – 21 August 20131 August 2013 ““INTRODUCTION TO THEINTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF ‘STUDY 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 IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL.MOST MERCIFUL. “Verily! You (Muhammad) are upon the most exalted (Khuluq) disposition.” 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)” 18 weekly class starting:18 weekly class starting: 21 August 201321 August 2013 Every Saturday night @ 8pm – 10pmEvery Saturday night @ 8pm – 10pm Wisma Indah, 450 Changi Road,Wisma Indah, 450 Changi Road, #02-00 next to Masjid Kassim#02-00 next to Masjid Kassim For further informationFor further information andand registration contact Eregistration contact E -mail :-mail : ad.fardhayn.sg@gmail.comad.fardhayn.sg@gmail.com or +65 81234669 / +65 96838279or +65 81234669 / +65 96838279 All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  2. 2. ““INTRODUCTION TO THEINTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF ‘STUDY 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 IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL.MOST MERCIFUL. LESSON # 1 A –LESSON # 1 A – INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OFINTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF ‘‘ILM AL-AKHLAQILM AL-AKHLAQ “Verily! You (Muhammad) are upon the most exalted (Khuluq) disposition.” 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)” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) UPDATED – 2UPDATED – 21 August 20131 August 2013
  3. 3. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL.MOST MERCIFUL.
  4. 4. ““Allah did confer a great favour on the BelieversAllah did confer a great favour on the Believers whenwhen He sent among them an Messenger from amongHe sent among them an Messenger from among themselves, rehearsing unto them (themselves, rehearsing unto them (YATLU- ‘ALAI-HIMYATLU- ‘ALAI-HIM)) the Signs of Allah, sanctifying them (the Signs of Allah, sanctifying them (YUZAK-KEE-HIMYUZAK-KEE-HIM),), and instructing them (and instructing them (YU-’AL-LIMUHUMYU-’AL-LIMUHUM) in Scripture) in Scripture and Wisdom, while, before that, they had been inand Wisdom, while, before that, they had been in manifest error.”manifest error.” ((Qur’an: Aali’Imran: 3: 164Qur’an: Aali’Imran: 3: 164)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL.MOST MERCIFUL.
  5. 5. 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))
  6. 6. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL.MOST MERCIFUL. ““And strive for Allah with the striving due to Him. He hasAnd strive for Allah with the striving due to Him. He has chosen you and has not placed upon you in the religion anychosen you and has not placed upon you in the religion any difficultydifficulty. [It is] the religion of your father, Abraham. Allah. [It is] the religion of your father, Abraham. Allah named you “named you “al-MUSLIMEENal-MUSLIMEEN” (Muslims) before [in former” (Muslims) before [in former scriptures] and in this [revelation] that the Messenger mayscriptures] and in this [revelation] that the Messenger may be a witness over you andbe a witness over you and you may be witnesses over theyou may be witnesses over the people.people.”” ((Qur’an: Hajj: 22: 78Qur’an: Hajj: 22: 78)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  7. 7. 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))
  8. 8. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL.MOST MERCIFUL. ““ This day those who disbelieve have despaired ofThis day those who disbelieve have despaired of [defeating] your religion; so fear them not, but fear Me.[defeating] your religion; so fear them not, but fear Me. This day I have perfectedThis day I have perfected for you your religion (for you your religion (DEENDEEN)) and completed My favour upon you and have approvedand completed My favour upon you and have approved for you ‘for you ‘Al- IslamAl- Islam’ as religion (’ as religion (DEENDEEN).”).” ((Qur’an: Maa-idah: 5: 3Qur’an: Maa-idah: 5: 3)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  9. 9. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFULMOST MERCIFUL.. AN-NASEEHAHAN-NASEEHAH ““The Word of your Lord is perfect in truthfulness and justiceThe Word of your Lord is perfect in truthfulness and justice; no one; no one can change His words. He is the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing.”can change His words. He is the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing.” ((Qur’an: An-’am: 6: 115Qur’an: An-’am: 6: 115))
  10. 10. ““And thus have We willed you to be a community of the middleAnd thus have We willed you to be a community of the middle way (way (ummatan wasotanummatan wasotan) [i.e. justly balanced], so) [i.e. justly balanced], so that [with yourthat [with your lives] you might bear witness to the truth before all mankindlives] you might bear witness to the truth before all mankind ((shuhadaa-a ‘alan-naasshuhadaa-a ‘alan-naas) , and the Messenger as a witness over) , and the Messenger as a witness over you.“you.“ ((Qur’an: al- Baqarah: 2:143Qur’an: al- Baqarah: 2:143)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL.MOST MERCIFUL.
  11. 11. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL.MOST MERCIFUL.
  12. 12. “Now then, for that (reason), call (them to the Faith), and stand steadfast as thou art commanded nor follow thou their vain desires (AHWAA-UHUM) ; but say: "I believe in the Book which Allah has sent down; and I am commanded to judge justly between you. Allah is Our Lord and your Lord. For us (is the responsibility for) Our deeds, and for you for your deeds. There is no contention between us and you. Allah will bring us together, and to Him is (Our) final goal.” (Qur’an: ash-Shura: 42: 15) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL.MOST MERCIFUL.
  13. 13. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  14. 14. “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 MuslimReported by Bukhary and Muslim)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  15. 15. ““Whosoever sets out upon the path in which to seekWhosoever sets out upon the path in which to seek knowledge (knowledge (‘ILMA‘ILMA), Allah will make easy for him the), Allah will make easy for him the path to Paradise.”path to Paradise.” ((Reported by Abu Daud & TirmidziReported by Abu Daud & Tirmidzi)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  16. 16. ““The best onesThe best ones amongst you is the person who makes youamongst you is the person who makes you remember Allahremember Allah when you look upon himwhen you look upon him; and; and whenever hewhenever he speaksspeaks it increases you your knowledge (of the Deen), andit increases you your knowledge (of the Deen), and withwith his deedshis deeds it inspires (motivates) you to strive for yourit inspires (motivates) you to strive for your Hereafter.”Hereafter.” ((Hadith reported by Hakim from Ibnu ‘Umar r.aHadith reported by Hakim from Ibnu ‘Umar r.a.).)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  17. 17. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) A PERTINENT QUESTION TO BE ASKED : A PERTINENT QUESTION TO BE ASKED :
  18. 18. WARNING WARNING ““Whoever seeks knowledge (intending) to argue withWhoever seeks knowledge (intending) to argue with the learned (scholars), or to brag with the foolish;the learned (scholars), or to brag with the foolish; or with it to attract peoples’ attention to himself;or with it to attract peoples’ attention to himself; Allah will make him to enter the Hell-fire.”Allah will make him to enter the Hell-fire.” ((Hadith also reported by Tirmidzi and Ibn MajahHadith also reported by Tirmidzi and Ibn Majah)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2012))
  19. 19. "Turn ye to your Lord (in repentance) and"Turn ye to your Lord (in repentance) and (ASLIMU-LAHU) bow to His (Will(ASLIMU-LAHU) bow to His (Will),”),” ((Qur’an: Surah Az-Zumar: 39: 54Qur’an: Surah Az-Zumar: 39: 54)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFULMOST MERCIFUL.. AN-NASEEHAH ““Sincere advice”Sincere advice”
  20. 20. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail 2013
  21. 21. 21 TAUTAUHHEEDIC PARADIGMEEDIC PARADIGM All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail 2013
  22. 22. 22 ‘ILM TAUHEED - ‘AQIDAH (Creed or Theology)   Purpose / Objective Development of Certainty (Belief) Awareness of Reality / Truth Develop discernment between Truth & Falsehood, What is involved? ‘Aql - (proper use of Reason / Intellect) Fitrah - Instincts & innate feeling (perception) Tauqifiy – Revelations & reliable traditions What is the Effect? To develop firm conviction, strong principle, Commitment to concept of Unity & Justice of Allah (Tauheed); knowing the true purpose, role and Destiny of Man. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail 2013 TAUTAUHHEEDIC PARADIGMEEDIC PARADIGM
  23. 23. 23 ‘ILM TAUHIID - ‘AQIDAH (Creed or Theology)   Purpose / Objective Development of Certainty (Belief) Awareness of Reality / Truth Develop discernment between Truth & Falsehood, What is involved? ‘Aql - (proper use of Reason / Intellect) Fitrah - Instincts & innate feeling (perception) Tauqifiy – Revelations & reliable traditions What is the Effect? To develop firm conviction, strong principle, Commitment to concept of Unity & Justice of Allah (Tauheed); knowing the true purpose, role and Destiny of Man. RELEVANT COMPLEMENTARYRELEVANT COMPLEMENTARY KNOWLEDGE:KNOWLEDGE: Languages, Logic & philosophy,Languages, Logic & philosophy, Epistemology, Biology, Botany,Epistemology, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Physical sciences,Chemistry, Physical sciences, Astronomy, Geology, History,Astronomy, Geology, History, Anthropology, Marine & Space,Anthropology, Marine & Space, Etc.Etc. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail 2013 TAUTAUHHEEDIC PARADIGMEEDIC PARADIGM
  24. 24. 24 ‘ILM FIQH (Practical Laws for life; Learning of the Shari’ah)   Purpose / Objective Development of Correct Practices; Submission & Obedience to Will of Allah (Islam) What is involved? Knowing the law, rules as Guidance to every aspect of life Capability to implementing them in life What is the Effect? To develop a community of people, Inviting to what is good Enjoining what is right, and forbidding evil, Advocating the fulfilment of AMANAH (Trust) As Allah’s Khalifah (vicegerent), Establishing the Brotherhood of Man in The servitude of One God. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail 2013 TAUTAUHHEEDIC PARADIGMEEDIC PARADIGM
  25. 25. 25 ‘ILM FIQH (Practical Laws for life; Learning of the Shari’ah)   Purpose / Objective Development of Correct Practices; Submission & Obedience to Will of Allah (Islam) What is involved? Knowing the law, rules as Guidance to every aspect of life Capability to implementing them in life What is the Effect? To develop a community of people, Inviting to what is good Enjoining what is right, and forbidding evil, Advocating the fulfilment of AMANAH (Trust) As Allah’s Khalifah (vicegerent), Establishing the Brotherhood of Man in The servitude of One God. BROAD EXTENT OF TOPICS COVERED IN FIQHBROAD EXTENT OF TOPICS COVERED IN FIQH ‘‘ibadahibadah (personal devotion / worship)(personal devotion / worship) MuamalahMuamalah (social transaction)(social transaction) MunakahahMunakahah (Marriage & family)(Marriage & family) Irth / fara’idIrth / fara’id (Distribution of wealth)(Distribution of wealth) JinayahJinayah (crimes & punishment)(crimes & punishment) Qodha’iyahQodha’iyah (judiciary)(judiciary) jihad / Da’wahjihad / Da’wah (struggle in war & peace)(struggle in war & peace) imarahimarah (Leadership/government)(Leadership/government) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail 2013 TAUTAUHHEEDIC PARADIGMEEDIC PARADIGM
  26. 26. 26 ‘ILM FIQH (Practical Laws for life; Learning of the Shari’ah)   Purpose / Objective Development of Correct Practices; Submission & Obedience to Will of Allah (Islam) What is involved? Knowing the law, rules as Guidance to every aspect of life Capability to implementing them in life What is the Effect? To develop a community of people, Inviting to what is good Enjoining what is right, and forbidding evil, Advocating the fulfilment of AMANAH (Trust) As Allah’s Khalifah (vicegerent), Establishing the Brotherhood of Man in The servitude of One God. RELEVANT COMPLEMENTARYRELEVANT COMPLEMENTARY KNOWLEDGE:KNOWLEDGE: All applied sciences, technologyAll applied sciences, technology and skills, knowledge of economics, politics,and skills, knowledge of economics, politics, social & administrativesocial & administrative sciences etc. that can assist in thesciences etc. that can assist in the fulfilment of establishing justice, order, peace,fulfilment of establishing justice, order, peace, harmony, prosperity, physicalharmony, prosperity, physical with moral progress, and the well-beingwith moral progress, and the well-being of Man & society, etc.of Man & society, etc. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail 2013 TAUTAUHHEEDIC PARADIGMEEDIC PARADIGM
  27. 27. 27 ‘ILM AKHLAQ / TASAWWUF / IRFAN (Science of human Disposition/ Sufism)   Purpose / Objective Development of Righteous Personality Purification/perfection of the Self What is involved? Reforming or purification of the Self (Nafs) Best behaviour in relationship with Allah, within oneself, and with others. Knowledge of Self and of Allah (Gnosis) What is the Effect? Development of Most noble personality traits Founded on Love of Allah, of all His prophets [Nabiyyin] especially the Seal of Prophethood Muhammad s.a.w., his Household [itrah or Ahlul-bayti wa Aali -Rasul] and loyal Companions [Ashaab], In fellowship with the Truthful [siddiqqin], the Witnesses & martyrs [shuhada] and the Righteous servants of Allah [Solihin]; Striving to purify the Self (Nafs) and adorning it with the Exalted Moral traits of Our Beloved Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. (The Perfected Man – “Insan Kaamil”) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail 2013 TAUTAUHHEEDIC PARADIGMEEDIC PARADIGM
  28. 28. 28 ‘ILM AKHLAQ / TASAWWUF / IRFAN (Science of human Disposition/ Sufism)   Purpose / Objective Development of Righteous Personality Purification/perfection of the Self What is involved? Reforming or purification of the Self (Nafs) Best behaviour in relationship with Allah, within oneself, and with others. Knowledge of Self and of Allah (Gnosis) What is the Effect? Development of Most noble personality traits Founded on Love of Allah, of all His prophets [Nabiyyin] especially the Seal of Prophethood Muhammad s.a.w., his Household [itrah or Ahlul-bayti wa Aali -Rasul] and loyal Companions [Ashaab], In fellowship with the Truthful [siddiqqin], the Witnesses & martyrs [shuhada] and the Righteous servants of Allah [Solihin]; Striving to purify the Self (Nafs) and adorning it with the Exalted Moral traits of Our Beloved Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. (The Perfected Man – “Insan Kaamil”) RELEVANT COMPLEMENTARYRELEVANT COMPLEMENTARY KNOWLEDGE:KNOWLEDGE: This aspect of development requiresThis aspect of development requires practical behaviour, the aspect of beingpractical behaviour, the aspect of being and becoming. Its area of developmentand becoming. Its area of development is the inner Self, the ‘human psyche’ oris the inner Self, the ‘human psyche’ or the state of the Soul reflected in histhe state of the Soul reflected in his Disposition (Disposition (AkhlaqAkhlaq). Therefore, the close). Therefore, the close equivalent may perhaps be ‘human’ psychology,equivalent may perhaps be ‘human’ psychology, behavioural sciences, manners & discipline, etc.behavioural sciences, manners & discipline, etc. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail 2013 TAUTAUHHEEDIC PARADIGMEEDIC PARADIGM
  29. 29. "Not equal are the companions of the Fire and the companions of Paradise."Not equal are the companions of the Fire and the companions of Paradise. The companions of Paradise - they are the ones who attain [true success].”The companions of Paradise - they are the ones who attain [true success].” ((Qur’an: Surah Al-Hashr: 59: 20Qur’an: Surah Al-Hashr: 59: 20)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFULMOST MERCIFUL.. AN-NASEEHAH ““Sincere advice”Sincere advice”
  30. 30. ““WE ARE TOWE ARE TO DEVOLVEDEVOLVE (RETURN-RETAIN) TO(RETURN-RETAIN) TO OUR PRIMORDIAL HUMAN NATUREOUR PRIMORDIAL HUMAN NATURE (( FIFITWTWRAHRAH )) ”” DARWINISM ? WEWE MUSLIMS ADVOCATE MUSLIMS ADVOCATE IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOSTMOST COMPASSIONATE,COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFULMOST MERCIFUL AN-NASEEHAH ““Sincere advice”Sincere advice” “[Adhere to] the FITwRAH of Allah upon which He has created [all] people. No change should there be in the creation of Allah.” (Qur’an: Rum 30: 30) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  31. 31. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL.MOST MERCIFUL. LESSON FROM –LESSON FROM – STORY OF THE ANIMALSTORY OF THE ANIMAL IN THE FARMIN THE FARM And say: O Lord! Increase for me my knowledgeAnd say: O Lord! Increase for me my knowledge 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)” UPDATED AUGUST 2013UPDATED AUGUST 2013 A SATIRE (PARABLE) TOWARDS UNDERSTANDINGA SATIRE (PARABLE) TOWARDS UNDERSTANDING ““INTRODUCTION TO THEINTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF ‘STUDY 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 (2013))
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  33. 33. The night in the farm, the serenity was disturbed by the barking and howling of the dogs. Many other animals were aroused from their sleep. Irritated by the noise, they began to complain amongst themselves and criticise the dogs. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) http://with-the-truthful.blogspot.com/2008/10/introduction-to-ilm-al-akhlaq.html Posted also on blog OCTOBER 22, 2008:
  34. 34. Cow: "O, what a racket. These dogs simply are very inconsiderate. Don't they know that we have to be up at dawn to give our milk? A good rest is crucial to our (milk) production. We always try to give more. Moo..ore...! Moo..ore...!" All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  35. 35. Sheep: ''They are not only inconsiderate; they also display certain arrogance. They will always display a fierce and threatening nature to everyone. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  36. 36. Sheep: “ If the milkman comes, they will bark. In fact, whosoever comes; whether our master's neighbour, the postman, the handyman, the salesman, they will bark. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  37. 37. Sheep: “When they are told to hush-up, to keep quiet, they will still continue to bark and roll their tongues, baring their fangs threateningly. You noticed how they always intimidate us sheep. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  38. 38. Sheep: “They scare the wits out of us with the tone of their language. We always try to remind them to tone down their language until our language has been rendered as a perpetual pleading, as though we are constantly saying ‘ plee..ee..ease..! plee..ee..sase..! '' All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  39. 39. Cockerel: ''Not only are they arrogant, they are also ostentatious ( riya’ ) and like to show off. When they bark at the master, you see how they wag their tails, as though telling the master, '' Look at me! Look at me!‘’ All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  40. 40. Cockerel: “ What?! They think they are the only ones working for our master. They imagine themselves as favourites of the master. Even in answering the nature's call, they must do it at specific places. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  41. 41. Cockerel: “ They would sniff the place and meticulously choose the spot. The lamp post, lah! The tyre, lah! The fire hydrant, lah! And just look at how they do it. Must do it with style, with one leg up! Acrobatic or what?! Show off!“ ( While ostensibly he flapped his wings and strut about displaying his crown and seeking others attention to his ‘wise’ remark. ) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  42. 42. All these were heard by a young puppy who then ran to the leader of the pack. Panting, the puppy informed the leader of what was said. The leader of the dog summoned all under him and delivered a short lecture. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  43. 43. Leader of the dogs: '' Do not be alarmed, do not get angry, and do not react unnecessarily! What has been said by a non-dog concerning us dogs is only from their misunderstanding of our nature. You see, non-dogs can never understand dogs. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  44. 44. Leader of the dogs: ‘’ But you dogs must understand your own nature and try to live according to your nature. Let me respond to their accusation and explain for you all to understand! All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  45. 45. Leader of the dogs: “ We have been created for a job, an important job on this farm i.e. to guard and protect the property of our master. To be a guard, you need to display ferocity so that it can be a factor for deterrent. How can a guard be known to be a sissy? All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  46. 46. Leader of the dogs: “ So, it is not being arrogant, but it’s part of our discipline as members of the security force. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  47. 47. Leader of the dogs: “ As for barking at night, well... we, as experts in our field, know jolly well that burglars usually come out at night. Disadvantaged by poor lighting, we need to make sure that our presence is felt. Thus the barking! All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  48. 48. Leader of the dogs: “ Not that we are inconsiderate to others….. …. But rather because it is part of our job, it is our duty and trust (Amanah) to do so – even though others may not like it “ All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  49. 49. Leader of the dogs: “ As to the accusation that we are ostentatious, even choosing specific places to nature's call! Well, it is a strategy. Our number is small, but the area to guard is so wide. We have to make our presence felt, even in our absence. Unfortunately they misunderstand this as our being RIYA’ -ostentatious! All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  50. 50. Leader of the dogs: “ So you see! We ought to understand our nature and try to live according to our nature. If you can do that... Al-Hamdulillah! Be thankful and grateful to Allah for having created you dogs. Don't you know that there are worse creatures than us?'' All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  51. 51. ..... There was a stunned silence … An old owl that was perched upon the barn was attentively listening to their conversation. She was always an avid listener to gossip, especially to pass her time at night. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  52. 52. She could not stem her ''kay-poh-istic'' (from Hokkien – a Chinese dialect - word “kay-poh” meaning ‘busybody’) tendencies and blurted out: OWL : ''wHoo..!? wHoo..!?'' 'wHoo..!? wHoo..!?'‘ Whereupon, one of the dogs echoed her and asked: ''Whoo...f ? Whoo...f ?'' All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  53. 53. Leader of the dogs: '' Look at our neighbours, the swine! At least we dogs have a dignified job. …. But they? I don't know why they were ever created. All they seem to be doing is eating, sleeping, and wallowing in the mud and filth! All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  54. 54. Leader of the dogs: ‘’ As regards eating, they don't seem to have any discrimination! They would eat almost anything and everything. Especially rotten things – and with such gluttony … eee ! They are such dirty creatures even in their demeanour, they busy themselves by covering their body with mud and filth! As though these would somehow enhance their beauty … !? All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  55. 55. Leader of the dogs: ‘’ Even in the Qur'an …. it is stated that man is forbidden from eating the flesh of swine. Dirty animal …… Confirm ! Double confirm! All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  56. 56. Leader of the dogs: “ And when you look at the numbers of piglets born each time, it is as though mating (sex) seems to be their favourite preoccupation! Perhaps we can say, they do nothing except eat, play in the filth, sleep and sex!'' All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  57. 57. Unfortunately, one piglet was not asleep but heard what was said. It ran to the leader of the swine, to complain about the GHIBBAH (back biting) of the dogs. It created a stir amongst the pigs who began to shout ''Ooii..nk! Ooii...nk!'' in protest as though trying to remind the dogs that it is bad to back bite others. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  58. 58. Leader of the swine: '' Be calm! Don't overreact! Non-pigs can never understand pigs. But you pigs must realise that there is nothing wrong in trying to live according to your nature. AlHamdulillaah! We ought to be thankful to Allah for having created us pigs. Let me respond to the fitna (defamation) of these ignorant dogs and put into perspective our behaviour. The chief swine pacified them and then, delivered a lecture to them. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  59. 59. Leader of the swine: ‘’ It is not true when they assume that we have no job. We do have a job on this farm. A rather difficult job which only we pigs can perform. We are the walking E.E.S. “Environmental Engineering Supervisors ” and ours is respectable and naturally GREEN (eco-friendly and sustainable) to clean up the environment of all rotting things. We are perhaps one of the last in the food chain – because as I understand, the last would be maggots and the worms kind. Right? The chief swine pacified them and delivered a lecture to them. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  60. 60. Leader of the swine: “ In fact to do this job efficiently, we must not have any discrimination in eating. Its in our nature to gobble these things, like a walking garbage truck. So, when we are doing our job efficiently, why are they accusing us of being gluttons.? The chief swine pacified them and delivered a lecture to them. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  61. 61. Leader of the swine: “ They say we are dirty and quoted the Qur'an. It is true that in the Qur'an, Allah tells Man that our flesh is forbidden for them. …. But we have never told Man to eat us! In fact everyone of us pigs will constantly be protesting and screaming in the abattoir. ….. Reminding them not to eat us. Can’t they hear this cry ??!” …. Are they deaf or what ?? The chief swine pacified them and delivered a lecture to them. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  62. 62. Leader of the swine: “ We are supposed to be the last in the food chain and were created to function as such. Germs and bacteria or whatever which usually cause illness in human, cannot harm us, but rather sustain us. The chief swine pacified them and delivered a lecture to them. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  63. 63. Leader of the swine: “ So if Man wants to consider us as their food, they are taking a very big and dangerous risk. Then, by eating us, they are the ones who would place degrade themselves as the lowest in the food chain. Therefore whatever harm may befall human for consuming us is their fault. Allah has clearly warned by sending revelations. The chief swine pacified them and delivered a lecture to them. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  64. 64. Leader of the swine: “ As to covering ourselves with mud and filth, well, it is because we are not as fortunate as the dogs. Dogs were created with nice fur. Some amongst them are so vain as to enter into beauty contests because of this. But we know our physical shortcomings, and try to make do with what Allah has given us. The chief swine pacified them and delivered a lecture to them. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  65. 65. Leader of the swine: “ Though we are created relatively naked, at least we have the decency to cover ourselves, even with mud because that is the only material naturally available for us. We are not vain like the dogs, but rather we are just being modest in our own way. .. It is the ‘Aurah issue” which some others try to ignore. We are in fact ashamed of our nakedness, and wish to cover our modesty, unlike some animals. The chief swine pacified them and delivered a lecture to them. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  66. 66. Leader of the swine: “ If they think that mud is dirty, well, in the Qur'an it is stated that Allah “does not lay a burden greater than what we can bear! “ And between using mud and being naked, we'd rather not be naked. In fact we are grateful to Allah that we have mud – AlHamdulillaah!.” The chief swine pacified them and delivered a lecture to them. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  67. 67. Leader of the swine: “ When they criticise us regarding our reproductive efficiency, calling us ''sexists!''....."Sexual!"... They never consider the nature of our job. No other animals can do what we are doing. We can't import foreign talents to do our job! But we must ensure that there is no labour shortage. The best solution is to produce our own labourers. And please lah! … I am not being xenophobic lah!” The chief swine pacified them and delivered a lecture to them. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  68. 68. Leader of the swine: “ So you swine understand this! We were created with a specific nature and are expected by our Creator to function according to our nature. If we are doing it, AlHamdulillah! Be grateful that Allah has created you as pigs, because there are worse creatures than us.'' The chief swine pacified them and delivered a lecture to them. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  69. 69. The old owl was there again, as curious as ever. Gossip being her mainstay, she would not be satisfied without knowing who the leader of the pigs was referring to. Seeing that the pigs are a bunch of dullards, she began to draw their attention by flapping her wings and suggested to them the question, ''wHoo..! wHoo..! wHoo..!'' Thus encouraged, one of the pigs asked: ' Oi..nk! Ooii..nk! .. Chief!... Tell us who is it?'' All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) OWL :
  70. 70. And then she said: '' Humans!'' On being asked why she came to that conclusion, she remarked: '' You see, amongst us animals, there is none that behave like humans. But amongst human beings, there are many (humans) that behave like beasts!'' The chief swine pacified them and looked at them with a smile. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  71. 71. --------------------- END OF STORY --------------------- ( THE STORY IS A SATIRE/FICTIONAL )( THE STORY IS A SATIRE/FICTIONAL ) ANY RESEMBLANCE TO ANY PERSON OR PERSONS, DEAD OR ALIVE,ANY RESEMBLANCE TO ANY PERSON OR PERSONS, DEAD OR ALIVE, IS PURELY COINCIDENTAL. CHARACTERIZATION INTENDED TO CONVEYIS PURELY COINCIDENTAL. CHARACTERIZATION INTENDED TO CONVEY A MESSAGE - AND NOT TO INSINUATE TOWARDS WHOEVER WHOA MESSAGE - AND NOT TO INSINUATE TOWARDS WHOEVER WHO MAY FEEL OFFENDED BY THEM. WE ARE NOT CONCERNED WITH THEMAY FEEL OFFENDED BY THEM. WE ARE NOT CONCERNED WITH THE VERACITY OF THE STORY, BUT THE TRUTH IN THE MESSAGEVERACITY OF THE STORY, BUT THE TRUTH IN THE MESSAGE CONVEYED.CONVEYED. http://with-the-truthful.blogspot.com/2008/10/introduction-to-ilm-al-akhlaq.html All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  72. 72. TA’ARUF AND SHORT GROUP DISCUSSION Ask yourself:Ask yourself: Is the last statement true? Does man know his nature and live according to this nature as human beings should? - “What are the other significant lessons to me , in this story...? ”“What are the other significant lessons to me , in this story...? ” Break into groupings (of not more than 8 person in each). Do brief introduction of each other. Proceed to discuss “Salaam .. Nice to get to know you. …. So …….What have we learnt?” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  73. 73. Is this message in the last statement true? Does man know his nature and live according to this nature as human beings should? Isn't it common for people to describe or accuse other people derogatorily as, "you despicable animal!" or "you beast!" etc. although he is referring to an obvious human. So, perhaps human can become something else other than what he is supposed to be i.e. inhuman rather than being humane. He thus needs nurturing and cannot merely rely on his own devices, because man has been granted limited freewill and choice to develop. More importantly, he is also bestowed with revelations. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  74. 74. Since obviously man cannot hope to know his own nature unless this is taught to him. Especially when the teachings and guidance originates from his Maker After all, who can best teach man about his nature and the best way of behaviour except his Creator? The Creator and Sustainer of the whole Universe and every creations. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  75. 75. Thus Islam as ad-Deen (a total system of guidance or all encompassing way of life) must also be viewed from this perspective i.e. its laws are all it conformity with man's nature, to develop him to become a truly Muslim personality – the pure and honourable Adamic [1] disposition. [1] as mankind was intended to be – as a human being All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  76. 76. This is opposed to being: materialistic, animalistic, demonic and even to be distinguished as higher than the angelic disposition – because even angels were commanded to bow down to Adam a.s. : ”And behold We said to the angels: "Bow down to Adam"; and they bowed down:” (Qur’an: Baqarah:2:34) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  77. 77. Therefore, consider what Allah s.w.t. says in the Qur'an: All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  78. 78. ''Verily, We create man in the best conformation:''Verily, We create man in the best conformation: thereafter we reduce him to the lowest of the low:thereafter we reduce him to the lowest of the low: except those who attain to faith and do righteousexcept those who attain to faith and do righteous deeds;deeds; theirs will be a reward unending.”theirs will be a reward unending.” ((Qur'an: At-Tin: 95: 4-6Qur'an: At-Tin: 95: 4-6)) Therefore, consider what Allah s.w.t. says in the Qur'an: All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  79. 79. In the education of a Muslim, the three aspects of developmentIn the education of a Muslim, the three aspects of development viz:viz: IIMANIIMAN (Conviction/ Faith),(Conviction/ Faith), 'AMAL'AMAL (Practise) and(Practise) and IIHHSANSAN (righteous conduct) - ultimately are to transform that person into(righteous conduct) - ultimately are to transform that person into a being with certain traits.a being with certain traits. This is because Islam views Man as potentially good, but not yetThis is because Islam views Man as potentially good, but not yet perfect in his goodness. He is susceptible to change (althoughperfect in his goodness. He is susceptible to change (although given his good, pure, and innocent beginning).given his good, pure, and innocent beginning). All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  80. 80. WithWith IIMANIIMAN, he becomes equipped with certainty and conviction, he becomes equipped with certainty and conviction thereby motivating him in life. The detail subject to pursue beingthereby motivating him in life. The detail subject to pursue being '''Al- Aqaa'iid'Al- Aqaa'iid.''.'' WithWith 'AMAL'AMAL, he becomes concerned with manifesting what he, he becomes concerned with manifesting what he believes by doing what is correct. The detail subject to pursuebelieves by doing what is correct. The detail subject to pursue being ''being ''FiqhFiqh''.''. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  81. 81. And withAnd with IIHHSANSAN, he learns that in his inner being lies a potential, he learns that in his inner being lies a potential which must be kept pure and made to grow according to thewhich must be kept pure and made to grow according to the pattern accorded by his Creator, to unlock and channel thepattern accorded by his Creator, to unlock and channel the various innate powers in him thereby to become as perfect avarious innate powers in him thereby to become as perfect a human as he can be.human as he can be. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  82. 82. The detail subject for this is '‘The detail subject for this is '‘ ‘‘Ilmu-AkhlaqIlmu-Akhlaq'' which I have'' which I have chosen the translation 'chosen the translation ''the science of human disposition'the science of human disposition''. Its''. Its methodology or approach of inculcation of the knowledge,methodology or approach of inculcation of the knowledge, organizational and technique for attainment of spiritual statesorganizational and technique for attainment of spiritual states etc., may vary accordingly and is also sometimes referred to as,etc., may vary accordingly and is also sometimes referred to as, '''' ’ilmul-Tasawwuf’ilmul-Tasawwuf ’’ (’’ (what some refer to it aswhat some refer to it as ““SufismSufism”)”) andand ''''IrfanIrfan'‘.'‘. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  83. 83. One scholar succinctly describes “One scholar succinctly describes “TasawwufTasawwuf ” as “the practice of” as “the practice of Islam at the level ofIslam at the level of IIHHSANSAN” – where” – where IIHHSANSAN is understood to meanis understood to mean (as explained by our Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. :(as explained by our Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. : All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  84. 84. One scholar succinctly describes “One scholar succinctly describes “TasawwufTasawwuf ” as “the practice of” as “the practice of Islam at the level ofIslam at the level of IIHHSANSAN” – where” – where IIHHSANSAN is understood to meanis understood to mean (as explained by our Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. :(as explained by our Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. : ””...... AL-IAL-IHHSANSAN is that you worship [serve or devote yourself to] Allahis that you worship [serve or devote yourself to] Allah as though you see Him, if you see Him not, then He sees you.as though you see Him, if you see Him not, then He sees you.”” ((Hadith reported by MuslimHadith reported by Muslim)) Adepts of “Adepts of “tasawwuftasawwuf ” are called “” are called “mutasawwifinmutasawwifin” whereas for” whereas for ““IrfanIrfan” the appellation “” the appellation “ ’’aa-rifinaa-rifin” is used.” is used. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
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  86. 86.  Although in '‘ ‘Ilmu al-Akhlaq'', there are elements of behaviour being taught, it would be wrong to assume that it is like lessons on etiquette, manners etc. as generally understood.  You may be able to teach a person how to behave and yet his behaviour can at best be temporary and therefore ''artificial", motivated by a factor which is impermanent. For example, students may appear well behaved in the presence of a teacher, but once the teacher is not there, they go back to misbehaving. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  87. 87.  Whereas, ''Ilmu- al-Akhlaq'' seeks to instil and mould a behaviour which is at the same time his nature, sustained and developed throughout his entire life. Perhaps the expression to make it ''second nature to him'' may give you the idea. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  88. 88. ''Khuluq'' i.e. disposition is that faculty (''Malakah'') of the ''Self'' (''Nafs'') which is the source of all activities that Man performs spontaneously without thinking about them. ''Malakah'' or certain faculty comes into existence through exercise and repetitive practice and is not easily destroyed. A particular disposition (''malakah'') may appear in human beings because of one of the following reasons: All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  89. 89. [1] NATURAL AND PHYSICAL MAKE UP It is observed that some people are patient while others are touchy and nervous. Some are easily disturbed and saddened while others show greater resilience and resistance. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  90. 90. [2] HABIT Habit is formed because of continual repetition of certain acts and leads to the formation of a disposition. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  91. 91. [3] PRACTICE AND CONSCIOUS EFFORT Practice and conscious effort if continued long enough will eventually lead to the formation of a disposition. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  92. 92. CLEAR MESSAGE IN THE QUR’ANCLEAR MESSAGE IN THE QUR’AN All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  93. 93. ““By theBy the NafsNafs (Self or Soul of man),(Self or Soul of man), and the proportion and order given to it;and the proportion and 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, and he failstruly he succeeds that purifies it, and he fails that corrupts it!”that corrupts it!” ((Qur’an: as-Shams: 91: 7-10Qur’an: as-Shams: 91: 7-10)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  94. 94. “Verily we have honoured the children of Adam. We carry them on the land and the sea, and have made provision of good things for them, and have preferred them above many of those whom We created with a marked preferment.” (Qur’an: al-Isra’: 17: 70) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  95. 95. “Verily We have created Man into toil and struggle. Thinketh he, that none hath power over him? He may say (boastfully): "Wealth have I squandered in abundance!" Thinketh he that none beholdeth him? ” (Qur’an: al-Balad: 90: 1-7) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  96. 96. ABSOLUTEABSOLUTE FREEDOMFREEDOM In my final analysis I amIn my final analysis I am accountable to no one elseaccountable to no one else but only to myselfbut only to myself ABSOLUTEABSOLUTE POWERPOWER I can have what I wantI can have what I want and can do anything as I pleaseand can do anything as I please ABSOLUTEABSOLUTE INDEPENDENCEINDEPENDENCE My life is my concern andMy life is my concern and can never be subjectedcan never be subjected to even God’s scrutinyto even God’s scrutiny All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) SELF-IMPORTANCESELF-IMPORTANCE The term “ABSOLUTE”The term “ABSOLUTE” –– applies ONLY to me,applies ONLY to me, all else are relativeall else are relative I agree withI agree with Rene Descartes :Rene Descartes : COGITO ERGO SUMCOGITO ERGO SUM ““I think therefore I am “I think therefore I am “ After all I do not knowAfter all I do not know whether God and after-lifewhether God and after-life (AKHIRAH) actually exist or(AKHIRAH) actually exist or not. This worldly life (DUNYA)not. This worldly life (DUNYA) is the only life for me. Afteris the only life for me. After this there’s going to be nothing.this there’s going to be nothing. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL.MOST MERCIFUL. ““INTRODUCTION TO THEINTRODUCTION TO THE STUDYSTUDY OF ‘OF ‘ILM AL-AKHLAQILM AL-AKHLAQ ”” Intermediate Level Islamic course inIntermediate Level Islamic course in English for AdultsEnglish for Adults
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  98. 98. “Have we not made for him a pair of eyes? ― And a tongue and a pair of lips? ― And shown him the two highways? But he hath made no haste on the path that is steep. And what will explain to thee, the path that is steep? (It is:) freeing the bondman; Or the giving of food in a day of privation. To the orphan with claims of relationship, or to the indigent (down) in the dust. ” (Qur’an: al-Balad: 90: 8-16) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
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  100. 100. “Then will he be of those who believe, and enjoin patience, (constancy, and self-restraint), and enjoin deeds of kindness and compassion. Such are the Companions of the Right Hand. But those who reject Our Signs, they are the (unhappy) companions of the Left Hand. On them will be Fire Vaulted over (all round).” (Qur’an: al-Balad: 90: 17-20) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  101. 101. “Verily We created Man from a drop of mingled sperm, in order to try him: so We gave him (the gifts), of Hearing and Sight. We showed him the Way: whether he be grateful (SHAKUR) or (KAAFUR) ungrateful (rests on his will).” (Qur’an: al-Insan: 76:2-3) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  102. 102. “So set thou thy face steadily and truly to the faith: (establish) Allah's handiwork according to the pattern on which He has made mankind (FITwRAH): no change (let there be) in the work (wrought) by Allah: that is the standard Religion: but most among mankind understand not.” (Qur’an: Rum: 30: 30) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  103. 103. “Many are the Jinns and men We have made for Hell: they have hearts wherewith they understand not, eyes wherewith they see not, and ears wherewith they hear not. They are like cattle nay more misguided: for they are heedless (of warning).” (Qur’an: al-A’raf: 7:179) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  104. 104. “Verily never will Allah change the condition of a people until they change it themselves (with their own souls).” (Qur’an: ar-Ra’d: 13: 11) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  105. 105. “Say: Our life takes its colour from Allah! And who could give a better colour (to life) than Allah? And it is He (alone) Whom we worship (i.e. be the slave to).” (Qur’an: al-Baqarah: 2: 138) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) TO BE CONTINUED – INSHA-ALLAHTO BE CONTINUED – INSHA-ALLAH
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