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

“INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY
OF ‘ILM -AL-AKHLAQ ”
Intermediate Lev...
FROM PREVIOUS LESSON # 6 –

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TASAWWUR ISLAM

LEVELS OF ATTAINMENT
TOWARDS STATE OF

MUTTAQEEN

TAQWA

God-consciousness or Piety

MUKHLISWEEN
Sincerity...
FROM PREVIOUS LESSON # 7 a –

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FROM PREVIOUS LESSON # 7 a –

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FROM PREVIOUS LESSON # 7 b –

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FROM PREVIOUS LESSON # 7 b –

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FROM PREVIOUS LESSON # 7 b –

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FROM PREVIOUS LESSON # 7 b –

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FROM PREVIOUS LESSON # 7 b –

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FROM PREVIOUS LESSON # 8 a –

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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...
”And thou (O Muhammad, standest) on an
exalted standard of character (disposition).”
(Qur’an: al-Qalam: 68: 4)

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(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 a –

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FROM PREVIOUS LESSON # 8 a –

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“Whenever any one of you wish to speak (converse) with
His Robb (Lord Sustainer), let him read the Qur’an”
(Hadith reporte...
“Verily, by this Book (al-Qur’an) Allah elevates (the ranks of) a people
(honouring them) and (by it too He) lowers (the r...
Condition of the recite:
purity, politeness and quietness, facing the Qiblah
Amount to be recited – not forgetting to ensu...
To weep while reading the Quran
Fulfil the right (Haqq) of the verses recited :
eg. Saida (prostration), du’a (supplicatio...
Begin with:

“ A-’uu-dzu - bil-laa - his – sa-mii- ’il – ‘aleem,
mi-nash – shay - twaa – nir – ra - jeem
I seek refuge wit...
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Awraad as practiced by Qutb-al-Irshaad al-Imam al-Habib ‘Abdullah ‘Alwi Al-Haddad:
Awraad extracted from:

- “The Nearest ...
AL-HAM-DU – LIL-LAA-HIL – LA-DZEE – AH – YAA – NA – BA’ –
DA – MAA – AMAA-TA-NAA – WA – ILAI-HIN – NU –SHUU-R

All praises...
AL-HAM-DU – LIL-LAA-HIL – LA-DZEE – RAD – DA – ‘ALAI-YA –
RUU-HEE – WA – ‘AA – FAA – NEE – FEE – JA-SA-DEE
All praises bel...
WA – A –DZI -NA – LEE –BI- DZIK-REE

And (He) permits me (to be able to engage in)
remembrance (of Him).

Awraad extracted...
AL-HAM-DU-LIL-LAA-HIL – LA-DZEE - KHO-LA-QAN –
NAU-MA - WAL – YA – QO - ZA

All Praises belongs to Allah, Who created for ...
AL-HAM-DU-LIL-LAA-HIL – LA-DZEE - BA – ‘A – THA – NEE
SAA – LI –MAN – SA-WEE -YAN

All Praises belongs to Allah, Who reviv...
ASH – HA – DU – AN – NALLAA-HA – YUH – YEEL – MAU –TEE
WA – HU-WA – ‘ALAA – KUL – LI - SHAY – INQ –QO – DEE-R

I bear witn...
LAA – ILAA – HA – IL- LALLAA-HU – WAH – DA HU – LAA – SHA –REE – KA
–LAH, LAHUL –MUL-KU WA-LAHUL – HAMDU – YUH – YEE – WA ...
SUB – HAA – NALLAAHI – WAL – HAM – DULIL-LAA-HI – WA-LAA – ILAA – HA
– IL- LALLAAHU – WALLAAHU – AKBAR - WA – LAA – HAU – ...
THIS IS FOLLOWED BY
RECITATION OF AL-QUR’AN
SURAH AALI ‘IMRAAN : 3
AAYAT 190 -200

Awraad extracted from:
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“Indeed, in the creation of the heavens and the earth and
the alternation of the night and the day are signs for those
of ...
“Who remember Allah while standing or sitting or [lying] on their sides
and give thought to the creation of the heavens an...
“Our Lord, indeed whoever You admit to the Fire - You have
disgraced him, and for the wrongdoers there are no helpers.”
(Q...
“Our Lord, indeed we have heard a caller calling to faith,
[saying], 'Believe in your Lord,' and we have believed. Our
Lor...
“Our Lord, and grant us what You promised us through Your
messengers and do not disgrace us on the Day of Resurrection.
In...
“And their Lord responded to them, "Never will I allow to be
lost the work of [any] worker among you, whether male or
fema...
“ So those who emigrated or were evicted from their homes or were harmed
in My cause or fought or were killed - I will sur...
“Be not deceived by the [uninhibited] movement of the
disbelievers throughout the land. [It is but] a small enjoyment;
the...
“But those who feared their Lord will have gardens beneath which
rivers flow, abiding eternally therein, as accommodation ...
“And indeed, among the People of the Scripture are those who believe in
Allah and what was revealed to you and what was re...
“O you who have believed, persevere and endure and
remain stationed and fear Allah that you may be
successful.”
(Qur’an: A...
TO CONTINUE THIS LESSON # 9 [a] –

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Some merely regard the mere verbalising from the Qur’an as
enough but does not go further into making efforts to understan...
“The best amongst you is one who learns the Qur’an
and who teaches it”
(Hadith reported by Bukhary)

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Before proceeding with this next stage in the development of our
Akhlaq i.e. seeking guidance from the Qur’an, the followi...
Before proceeding with this next stage in the development of our
Akhlaq i.e. seeking guidance from the Qur’an, the followi...
LESSONS FROM SURAH AL-HUJURAT

“O YOU who have attained to faith! Do not put yourselves
forward in the presence of [what] ...
Points for discussion and reflection
Islamic education stress much upon 'Adab' (knowledge of the
order of things and putti...
Points for discussion and reflection
Why does it begin with “O You who have attained to faith”? what is
the implication of...
Points for discussion and reflection
Consider the times when our considerations exclude Allah and His
Messenger s.a.a.w. I...
LESSONS FROM SURAH AL-HUJURAT

“O you who have attained to faith! Do not raise your voices
above the voice of the Prophet,...
Points for discussion and reflection
Although the Prophet s.a.w is no more around, yet we know that
the words of the Quran...
Points for discussion and reflection
Muslims are ever mindful that our life is to bear witness to two
realities : “Allah a...
Points for discussion and reflection
How is the tone of voice related to the possibility of losing the
goodness of our dee...
“And turn not thy cheek away from people in [false] pride, and walk not
haughtily on earth: for, behold, Allah does not lo...
“Go (then), you and your brother, with My signs and do not slacken in My
remembrance. Go forth, both of you, unto Pharaoh:...
Points for discussion and reflection
A saying from Imam ‘Ali (karramAllaahu wajhah) :

LI-SAA-NUL – ‘AA-QIL, WA-RA- A - QO...
AS-BAAB – AL-NUZUL

OF SURAH HUJURAT 46 VERSE 2

A caravan from the tribe of Bani Tamim seeking the prophet
s.a.w.’s advis...
A companion by the name of Tsabit ibn Qays, who were among
them, after hearing this verse, left, and kept himself in his h...
The prophet s.a.w. then said, “You are not that person whom
this verse is speaking about. You will live and die in righteo...
Such was the sensitivity shown by this companion whom the
Prophet s.a.w always gave assurance to him that he is not the on...
Scholars of Hadith said that it was never known whether there
is any other Muslim who was able to give “wasiyat” (last
tes...
LESSONS FROM SURAH AL-HUJURAT

“Behold, they who lower their voices in the presence of Allah’s
Messenger - it is they whos...
LESSONS FROM SURAH AL-HUJURAT

“Verily, [O Prophet,] as for those who call thee from without thy
private apartments - most...
LESSONS FROM SURAH AL-HUJURAT

“And if they had been patient until you [could] come out to
them, it would have been better...
Points for discussion and reflection

Signs or test of those who with TAQWA
Our ulama' (heirs of the prophet s.a.a.w.) use...
Points for discussion and reflection

Signs of those who lacks TAQWA
Like-wise, it is to be expected that those whose hear...
Points for discussion and reflection

Signs of those who lacks TAQWA

Thus although they endure such attitude from their s...
Always remembering to follow the example of our Prophet’s akhlaq:

“And not equal are the good deed and the bad. Repel [ev...
Always remembering to follow the example of our Prophet’s akhlaq:

“Endure, then, with patience (all that they may say] -a...
Always remembering to follow the example of our Prophet’s akhlaq:

“MAKE due allowance for man's nature (disposition), and...
Always remembering to follow the example of our Prophet’s akhlaq:

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Always remembering to follow the example of our Prophet’s akhlaq:

“And it was by Allah's grace that you [O Prophet] did d...
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“O Al...
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 t...
WAR – ZUQ – NEE – TI – LAA – WA - TA – HU
AA – NA – AL – LAI – LI - WA – ATW
TRAA – FA - AN - NA - HAAR
“Grant me (ability...
WAJ – ‘AL – HU – LEE – HUJ – JA-TAN
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  1. 1. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. “INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF ‘ILM -AL-AKHLAQ ” Intermediate Level Islamic course in English for Adults conducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail LESSON # 9 [a] – “GUIDANCE FROM THE QUR’AN” 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 13 NOVEMBER 2013
  2. 2. FROM PREVIOUS LESSON # 6 – All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  3. 3. 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) )
  4. 4. FROM PREVIOUS LESSON # 7 a – All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  5. 5. FROM PREVIOUS LESSON # 7 a – 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 # 7 b – All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  11. 11. FROM PREVIOUS LESSON # 8 a – All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  12. 12. “ 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) )
  13. 13. ”And thou (O Muhammad, standest) on an exalted standard of character (disposition).” (Qur’an: al-Qalam: 68: 4) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  14. 14. (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) )
  15. 15. FROM PREVIOUS LESSON # 8 a – All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  16. 16. FROM PREVIOUS LESSON # 8 a – All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  17. 17. “Whenever any one of you wish to speak (converse) with His Robb (Lord Sustainer), let him read the Qur’an” (Hadith reported by Dailamy and Baihaqy) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  18. 18. “Verily, by this Book (al-Qur’an) Allah elevates (the ranks of) a people (honouring them) and (by it too He) lowers (the ranks of) others” (Hadith reported by Muslim) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  19. 19. Condition of the recite: purity, politeness and quietness, facing the Qiblah Amount to be recited – not forgetting to ensure understanding what is being recited. Although you may not know Arabic, today there are translations available (admittedly translation may not be perfect, yet it can give some understanding of the meaning of the Qur’an). Recite it in slow and distinct manner (tartil) - middle toneTajwid, makhraj, qalqalah, etc - beautify it melodiously. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  20. 20. To weep while reading the Quran Fulfil the right (Haqq) of the verses recited : eg. Saida (prostration), du’a (supplication), ta’awuz (seeking protection of Allah), appropriate responses, etc.. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  21. 21. Begin with: “ A-’uu-dzu - bil-laa - his – sa-mii- ’il – ‘aleem, mi-nash – shay - twaa – nir – ra - jeem I seek refuge with Allah Who hears and knows all, from the accursed Satan. Ending with: “ swa – da – qal - laah – hul - ’a-zeem” Allah the Most Esteemed has spoken the Truth All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  22. 22. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  23. 23. Awraad as practiced by Qutb-al-Irshaad al-Imam al-Habib ‘Abdullah ‘Alwi Al-Haddad: Awraad extracted from: - “The Nearest Path for those Seeking Proximity to God” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  24. 24. AL-HAM-DU – LIL-LAA-HIL – LA-DZEE – AH – YAA – NA – BA’ – DA – MAA – AMAA-TA-NAA – WA – ILAI-HIN – NU –SHUU-R All praises belongs to Allah, Who has revived us to life from our death, and unto Him is our Return. Awraad extracted from: All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) ) - “The Nearest Path for those Seeking Proximity to God”
  25. 25. AL-HAM-DU – LIL-LAA-HIL – LA-DZEE – RAD – DA – ‘ALAI-YA – RUU-HEE – WA – ‘AA – FAA – NEE – FEE – JA-SA-DEE All praises belongs to Allah, Who return back to me my Soul. And make healthy & well (‘afiat) my body. Awraad extracted from: All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) ) - “The Nearest Path for those Seeking Proximity to God”
  26. 26. WA – A –DZI -NA – LEE –BI- DZIK-REE And (He) permits me (to be able to engage in) remembrance (of Him). Awraad extracted from: All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) ) - “The Nearest Path for those Seeking Proximity to God”
  27. 27. AL-HAM-DU-LIL-LAA-HIL – LA-DZEE - KHO-LA-QAN – NAU-MA - WAL – YA – QO - ZA All Praises belongs to Allah, Who created for us (our ability to) sleep and (the ability to then be) awake. Awraad extracted from: All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) ) - “The Nearest Path for those Seeking Proximity to God”
  28. 28. AL-HAM-DU-LIL-LAA-HIL – LA-DZEE - BA – ‘A – THA – NEE SAA – LI –MAN – SA-WEE -YAN All Praises belongs to Allah, Who revives me whole and well. Awraad extracted from: All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) ) - “The Nearest Path for those Seeking Proximity to God”
  29. 29. ASH – HA – DU – AN – NALLAA-HA – YUH – YEEL – MAU –TEE WA – HU-WA – ‘ALAA – KUL – LI - SHAY – INQ –QO – DEE-R I bear witness verily it is Allah Who raise me from my death, and He has power over all things. Awraad extracted from: All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) ) - “The Nearest Path for those Seeking Proximity to God”
  30. 30. LAA – ILAA – HA – IL- LALLAA-HU – WAH – DA HU – LAA – SHA –REE – KA –LAH, LAHUL –MUL-KU WA-LAHUL – HAMDU – YUH – YEE – WA – YU – MEE-TU - WA – HU-WA – ‘ALAA – KUL – LI - SHAY – INQ –QO – DEE-R There is no god but Allah, One without partners, to Him is the Kingdom, and to Him the Praises, He restores life and He takes it away, and He has power over all things . Awraad extracted from: All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) ) - “The Nearest Path for those Seeking Proximity to God”
  31. 31. SUB – HAA – NALLAAHI – WAL – HAM – DULIL-LAA-HI – WA-LAA – ILAA – HA – IL- LALLAAHU – WALLAAHU – AKBAR - WA – LAA – HAU – LA – WA –LAA – QUW – WA –TA – IL-LAA – BIL –LAAHIL – ‘ALY- YIL – ‘AZEEM Glory be to Allah! And all Praises belongs to Allah! And there is no god but Allah! And Allah is the Greatest! And there is no power nor strength except in Allah, the Highest, the Most Esteem . Awraad extracted from: All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) ) - “The Nearest Path for those Seeking Proximity to God”
  32. 32. THIS IS FOLLOWED BY RECITATION OF AL-QUR’AN SURAH AALI ‘IMRAAN : 3 AAYAT 190 -200 Awraad extracted from: All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) ) - “The Nearest Path for those Seeking Proximity to God”
  33. 33. “Indeed, in the creation of the heavens and the earth and the alternation of the night and the day are signs for those of understanding..” (Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 190) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  34. 34. “Who remember Allah while standing or sitting or [lying] on their sides and give thought to the creation of the heavens and the earth, [saying], "Our Lord, You did not create this aimlessly; exalted are You [above such a thing]; then protect us from the punishment of the Fire.” (Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 191) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  35. 35. “Our Lord, indeed whoever You admit to the Fire - You have disgraced him, and for the wrongdoers there are no helpers.” (Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 192) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  36. 36. “Our Lord, indeed we have heard a caller calling to faith, [saying], 'Believe in your Lord,' and we have believed. Our Lord, so forgive us our sins and remove from us our misdeeds and cause us to die with the righteous.” (Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 193) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  37. 37. “Our Lord, and grant us what You promised us through Your messengers and do not disgrace us on the Day of Resurrection. Indeed, You do not fail in [Your] promise." (Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 194) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  38. 38. “And their Lord responded to them, "Never will I allow to be lost the work of [any] worker among you, whether male or female; you are of one another.” (Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 195) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  39. 39. “ So those who emigrated or were evicted from their homes or were harmed in My cause or fought or were killed - I will surely remove from them their misdeeds, and I will surely admit them to gardens beneath which rivers flow as reward from Allah, and Allah has with Him the best reward." (Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 195) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  40. 40. “Be not deceived by the [uninhibited] movement of the disbelievers throughout the land. [It is but] a small enjoyment; then their [final] refuge is Hell, and wretched is the resting place.” (Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 196-197) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  41. 41. “But those who feared their Lord will have gardens beneath which rivers flow, abiding eternally therein, as accommodation from Allah. And that which is with Allah is best for the righteous.” (Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 198) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  42. 42. “And indeed, among the People of the Scripture are those who believe in Allah and what was revealed to you and what was revealed to them, [being] humbly submissive to Allah. They do not exchange the verses of Allah for a small price. Those will have their reward with their Lord. Indeed, Allah is swift in account..” (Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 199) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  43. 43. “O you who have believed, persevere and endure and remain stationed and fear Allah that you may be successful.” (Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 200) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  44. 44. TO CONTINUE THIS LESSON # 9 [a] – All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  45. 45. Some merely regard the mere verbalising from the Qur’an as enough but does not go further into making efforts to understanding the message and implementing it. Allah admonishes us: “Then do they not reflect upon the Qur'an, or are there locks upon [their] hearts?” (Qur’an: Muhammad: 47: 24) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  46. 46. “The best amongst you is one who learns the Qur’an and who teaches it” (Hadith reported by Bukhary) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  47. 47. Before proceeding with this next stage in the development of our Akhlaq i.e. seeking guidance from the Qur’an, the following factors have to be considered (refer to previous lessons): Remember how we should regard the Qur’an What is the necessary preparation in approaching the Qur’an? To read slowly with proper respect, moderate voice, and verbalise each syllable as though it is being inscribed into your heart. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  48. 48. Before proceeding with this next stage in the development of our Akhlaq i.e. seeking guidance from the Qur’an, the following factors have to be considered (refer to previous lessons): Read the meaning and open yourself to understand it. Reflect and apply its message personally to yourself. Resolve to want to implement them. Try and memorise it (if not the whole Arabic verse, at least the meaning of the message) – repeat if possible. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  49. 49. LESSONS FROM SURAH AL-HUJURAT “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) )
  50. 50. Points for discussion and reflection Islamic education stress much upon 'Adab' (knowledge of the order of things and putting everything, or dealing with things according to its proper place in their hierarchy of existence). Thus when we approach the Qur'an, remember it is not an ordinary Book - but direct revelations from Allah s.w.t. His Words are perfected and expounded, containing profound Wisdom: more so when He addresses us specifically by "O You who Believe (who have attained to Faith)!" - we must respond : "LabbaykAllah!" (Here I am O Allah! - am ready to heed & obey). All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  51. 51. Points for discussion and reflection Why does it begin with “O You who have attained to faith”? what is the implication of this and how are we to respond? The state of consciousness that we are in, ascertain our attitude of behaviour. By the warning “do not put yourself forward before Allah and His Messenger”, do you think that this concerns others more than you? Who is the one directly reading this verse? How often have we forgotten that as Muslims, a higher law rules over us at every occasion? All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  52. 52. Points for discussion and reflection Consider the times when our considerations exclude Allah and His Messenger s.a.a.w. In such circumstances, how would our behaviour be judged? Remain conscious of Allah – a key state of consciousness. Our minds are usually directed at other than Allah. To develop this, one must strive to remember Allah at all times. Remember: what are the 6 important qualities for TAQWA listed by Imam al-Ghazalie r.h.? What do you think is the implication when Allah s.w.t. informs us that He is “All-Hearing, All-Knowing”? All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  53. 53. LESSONS FROM SURAH AL-HUJURAT “O you who have attained to faith! Do not raise your voices above the voice of the Prophet, and neither speak loudly to him, as you would speak loudly to one another, lest all your [good] deeds come to nought without your perceiving it.” (Qur’an: Hujurat: 49: 2) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  54. 54. Points for discussion and reflection Although the Prophet s.a.w is no more around, yet we know that the words of the Quran remains relevant until the end of the world. In spite of the fact that our Prophet may not be physically present, yet Allah s.w.t. deems it necessary still, to record this to posterity. He was appointed by Allah to bear witness over his ummah, and we as Muslims must ask ourselves, how would our prophet s.a.w. rate our behaviour? All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  55. 55. Points for discussion and reflection Muslims are ever mindful that our life is to bear witness to two realities : “Allah and His Messenger.” Our conduct is always measured with this reality in mind, how should we behave in Allah's presence and in the presence of His messenger, when we claim to be Muslims? Our speech and voice, speaking loudly and carelessly, reveals our inner state, our inclination towards relying upon our ego & desire (Nafsul-‘Ammara and Hawa’). This brashness, often may be the way we speak to one another, does not assist us in forming our disposition and gaining higher consciousness. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  56. 56. Points for discussion and reflection How is the tone of voice related to the possibility of losing the goodness of our deeds? The speech is the most conspicuous means of our expression, yet it can betray much of who or what we are. We may not be conscious of this because our tongues seem to be directly linked to our emotions and our Nafsul-‘Ammarah. Are we always conscious of this whenever we speak? All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  57. 57. “And turn not thy cheek away from people in [false] pride, and walk not haughtily on earth: for, behold, Allah does not love anyone who, out of self- conceit, acts in a boastful manner. Hence, be modest in thy bearing, and lower thy voice: for, behold, the ugliest of all voices is the [loud] voice of asses…” (Qur’an: Luqman: 31: 18-19) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  58. 58. “Go (then), you and your brother, with My signs and do not slacken in My remembrance. Go forth, both of you, unto Pharaoh: for, verily, he has transgressed all bounds of equity! But speak unto him in a mild manner (QAW-LAN LAI-YI-NAN), so that he might bethink himself or [at least] be filled with apprehension. (Qur’an: TaHa: 20: 42-44) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  59. 59. Points for discussion and reflection A saying from Imam ‘Ali (karramAllaahu wajhah) : LI-SAA-NUL – ‘AA-QIL, WA-RA- A - QOL-BIH WA-QAL-BUL – AH – MAQ, WA-RA - A – LISAA - NIH “The tongue of the wise is behind his heart, (whereas) the heart of the fool is behind his tongue.” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  60. 60. AS-BAAB – AL-NUZUL OF SURAH HUJURAT 46 VERSE 2 A caravan from the tribe of Bani Tamim seeking the prophet s.a.w.’s advise as to who among them should be their leader. Two prominent companions began to offer their suggestions which lead to differences of opinion which intensified into an argument with raised voices. On that occasion this verse was revealed. Both of them felt that this verse was directed at them and were repentant. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  61. 61. A companion by the name of Tsabit ibn Qays, who were among them, after hearing this verse, left, and kept himself in his house weeping and crying for several days. People began to notice his absence, until the Prophet s.a.w. that came to know about it, summon for him. When asked as to the reason for this, Tsabit ibn Qays explained: “It is concerning that verse which warned us not to raise our voices above yours. O Messenger of Allah.... for (you see) I have a very loud voice. I am worried that because of this, all my deeds would be void.” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  62. 62. The prophet s.a.w. then said, “You are not that person whom this verse is speaking about. You will live and die in righteousness.” Regarding this Tsabit ibn Qays, when a verse came saying that Allah does not like those who are proud and arrogant, he came to the Prophet s.a.w. crying. He was worried for himself since he is always leading his tribesman. He was very concerned that perhaps Allah was referring to him. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  63. 63. Such was the sensitivity shown by this companion whom the Prophet s.a.w always gave assurance to him that he is not the one who is being said by the verse. On the contrary, he, Tsabit ibn Qays, was destined to be amongst those honoured by Allah s.w.t. It was in the campaign during a battle in Yamamah that Tsabit ibn Qays was bestowed with Shaheed (martyrdom). Even after this there were signs of his Karamah (bestowal of miracles upon the righteous). One of his companions dreamt of him giving specific instructions as to settle some of his previous debts. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  64. 64. Scholars of Hadith said that it was never known whether there is any other Muslim who was able to give “wasiyat” (last testament) after their death, except for Tsabit ibn Qays r.a. extracted from “Tafsir al-Durr-al-Mantsur 7: 546-550 All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  65. 65. LESSONS FROM SURAH AL-HUJURAT “Behold, they who lower their voices in the presence of Allah’s Messenger - it is they whose hearts Allah has tested [and opened] to consciousness of Himself (TAQWA); [and] theirs shall be forgiveness and a reward supreme.” (Qur’an: Hujurat: 49: 3) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  66. 66. LESSONS FROM SURAH AL-HUJURAT “Verily, [O Prophet,] as for those who call thee from without thy private apartments - most of them do not use their reason:” (Qur’an: Hujurat: 49: 4) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  67. 67. LESSONS FROM SURAH AL-HUJURAT “And if they had been patient until you [could] come out to them, it would have been better for them. But Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.” (Qur’an: Hujurat: 49: 5) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  68. 68. Points for discussion and reflection Signs or test of those who with TAQWA Our ulama' (heirs of the prophet s.a.a.w.) uses their observation of ADAB in speech too, as a yardstick to measure whether students have been educated or not. Allah s.w.t. alludes to this aspect for the Prophet s.a.a.w. regarding the demeanour of those who met him: "Those that lower their voice in the presence of Allah's Messenger― their hearts has Allah tested for piety: for them is Forgiveness and a great Reward.” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  69. 69. Points for discussion and reflection Signs of those who lacks TAQWA Like-wise, it is to be expected that those whose hearts has not yet pass the standard would display uncouth manners, due to their ignorance and lack of Swobr’ (patience & perseverance). The Prophet s.a.a.w., as also the Islamic scholars, would patiently overlook this in their students, out of concern for their reform ( islaH) – and most of the time having to endure such ill-mannered behaviour. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  70. 70. Points for discussion and reflection Signs of those who lacks TAQWA Thus although they endure such attitude from their students or followers, but all is still not lost, for Allah s.w.t. continues with this assurance:"but Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful." All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  71. 71. Always remembering to follow the example of our Prophet’s akhlaq: “And not equal are the good deed and the bad. Repel [evil] by that [deed] which is better; and thereupon the one whom between you and him is enmity [will become] as though he was a devoted friend. But none is granted it except those who are patient, and none is granted it except one having a great portion [of good].” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) ) (Qur’an: Fussilat: 41: 34-35)
  72. 72. Always remembering to follow the example of our Prophet’s akhlaq: “Endure, then, with patience (all that they may say] -always remembering that it is none but Allah who gives thee the strength to endure adversity -and do not grieve over them, and neither be distressed by the false arguments which they devise.” (Qur’an: An-Nahlu: 16: 127) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  73. 73. Always remembering to follow the example of our Prophet’s akhlaq: “MAKE due allowance for man's nature (disposition), and enjoin the doing of what is right; and leave alone all those who choose to remain ignorant.” (Qur’an: A’-raf: 7: 199) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  74. 74. Always remembering to follow the example of our Prophet’s akhlaq: All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
  75. 75. Always remembering to follow the example of our Prophet’s akhlaq: “And it was by Allah's grace that you [O Prophet] did deal gently with your followers: for if you had been harsh and hard of heart, they would indeed have broken away from you. Pardon them, then, and pray that they be forgiven. And take counsel with them in all matters of public concern; then, when you have decided upon a course of action, place your trust in Allah: for, verily, Allah loves those who place their trust in Him.” (Qur’an: Aali-’Imran: 3: 159) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
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  77. 77. 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) )
  78. 78. 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) )
  79. 79. 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) )
  80. 80. 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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  82. 82. "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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  84. 84. “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) )
  85. 85. 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) )
  86. 86. 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) )
  87. 87. ‘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) )
  88. 88. “Glory to thy Lord the Lord, of Honour and Power! (He is free) from what they ascribe (to Him)! And Peace on the Messengers! And praise to Allah, the Lord and Cherisher of the Worlds.” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) )
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