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Slideshare (da’wah) “the neglected legacy”seminar topic-#1 -(7-aug-2016)-final

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1st presentation- by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail
Day seminar organized and hosted by Pristine ILM
Sunday , 7 AUGUST 2016 –
@ 10.00 am - 5.00 pm venue: Masjid Sultan Auditorium
Muscat Street, Singapura.

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Slideshare (da’wah) “the neglected legacy”seminar topic-#1 -(7-aug-2016)-final

  1. 1. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016) by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail Day seminar organized and hosted by Pristine ILM Sunday , 7 AUGUST 2016 – @ 10.00 am - 5.00 pm venue: Masjid Sultan Auditorium Muscat Street, Singapura. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH Opening presentation –Opening presentation – “WHY THE TOPIC?” :: Understanding the rationale and why we have chosen this theme.Understanding the rationale and why we have chosen this theme. Why was our Prophet MuhammadWhy was our Prophet Muhammad sent by Allahsent by Allah . What is DA’WAH? What is ISLAWhat is DA’WAH? What is ISLAHH?? How the misunderstanding of DA’WAH has led to the neglect.How the misunderstanding of DA’WAH has led to the neglect. TOPIC # 1
  2. 2. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. MUQADDIMAH (AN INTRODUCTION) Islam teaches us Muslims with certainIslam teaches us Muslims with certain responsibility or obligations – generally rulesresponsibility or obligations – generally rules regarding :regarding : [1] what must be done ([1] what must be done (FARDHFARDH // WAJIBWAJIB);); [2] what must be avoided ([2] what must be avoided (MA’-SIYAHMA’-SIYAH // HARAMHARAM)) Yet Islam teaches us that every action to beYet Islam teaches us that every action to be acceptable to Allah requires 2 importantacceptable to Allah requires 2 important criteria:criteria: [1] Correct[1] Correct INTENTIONINTENTION;; [2] Correct[2] Correct ACTIONACTION (‘Amal)(‘Amal) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH
  3. 3. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. MUQADDIMAH (AN INTRODUCTION) As Muslims, giving sincere advice is anAs Muslims, giving sincere advice is an obligation between us, especially for those whoobligation between us, especially for those who may know even a little – and even thoughmay know even a little – and even though unsolicited, because Allah s.w.t. expects us to beunsolicited, because Allah s.w.t. expects us to be enjoining one another towards truth and towardsenjoining one another towards truth and towards patient constancy.patient constancy. Moreover, knowledge comes with responsibility,Moreover, knowledge comes with responsibility, and in times of neglect and confusion, duty andand in times of neglect and confusion, duty and trust (trust (amanahamanah) beckons whenever it is needed.) beckons whenever it is needed. TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH
  4. 4. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. MUQADDIMAH (AN INTRODUCTION)Some may generally regard that doing this isSome may generally regard that doing this is DA’WAH –DA’WAH – whereas this is just one small partwhereas this is just one small part categorize ascategorize as ISLAHISLAH duty of ‘advising, enjoiningduty of ‘advising, enjoining one another’. At times we are required toone another’. At times we are required to command and forbid even.command and forbid even. Whereas to doWhereas to do DA’WAHDA’WAH is to ‘call or inviting’.is to ‘call or inviting’. The command to do DA’WAH in the Qur’an evenThe command to do DA’WAH in the Qur’an even stipulates the criteria of how it is supposed to bestipulates the criteria of how it is supposed to be done. Therefore to do it without the necessarydone. Therefore to do it without the necessary knowledge may even be doing harm to the realknowledge may even be doing harm to the real work ofwork of DA’WAH.DA’WAH. Perhaps some may disagree with the theme –Perhaps some may disagree with the theme – thatthat DA’WAHDA’WAH is neglected due to difference in ouris neglected due to difference in our understanding of the concept ofunderstanding of the concept of DA’WAHDA’WAH.. TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH
  5. 5. INVITING OTHERS TO ISLAM IS WITH WISDOM NOT BY BEING A PROSECUTER All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) AN-NASEEHAH TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH
  6. 6. WISDOM WISDOM : INDISPENSIBLE REQUIREMENT FOR : INDISPENSIBLE REQUIREMENT FOR DA’WAH DA’WAH All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) ““INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDYINTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF FIQH”OF FIQH” Intermediate Level course in English for AdultsIntermediate Level course in English for Adults conducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismailconducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail Extracts from a module:
  7. 7. Do you agree with this statement? All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) ANECDOTES A former evangelist who converted to Islam once complained: #1 #2 Incident being confronted in class …
  8. 8. To understand Islam today, we need to know it in the context of trueTo understand Islam today, we need to know it in the context of true understanding of theunderstanding of the SEERAHSEERAH (Life History) of our Prophet Muhammad(Life History) of our Prophet Muhammad .. There is only one “There is only one “AD-DEEN AL-ISLAMAD-DEEN AL-ISLAM” – that which was restored and” – that which was restored and perfected through the guidance of Allahperfected through the guidance of Allah , as established in the entire life, as established in the entire life of the last and final Messenger of Allah – Muhammad ibn Abdullah ibnof the last and final Messenger of Allah – Muhammad ibn Abdullah ibn Abdul MuttalibAbdul Muttalib .. Since then, itsSince then, its teachings were disseminatedteachings were disseminated throughout the world andthroughout the world and therefore all Muslims, especially today, are to strive to be linked to thetherefore all Muslims, especially today, are to strive to be linked to the unbroken prophetic chain (unbroken prophetic chain (SANADSANAD)) diligently and faithfully preserved anddiligently and faithfully preserved and practice by generations of majority Muslimspractice by generations of majority Muslims and follow this Islam – notand follow this Islam – not innovating and introducing certain ‘secular’ approaches (educationalinnovating and introducing certain ‘secular’ approaches (educational methodology of studying religion) which may cause them (Muslims) tomethodology of studying religion) which may cause them (Muslims) to deviate from the only way already approved by Allahdeviate from the only way already approved by Allah .. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016))
  9. 9. Today, AlToday, AlHHamdu-lillaah, there is an increase in the number of Muslims’amdu-lillaah, there is an increase in the number of Muslims’ renewed interest towards Islam – especially drawn to therenewed interest towards Islam – especially drawn to the DA’WAHDA’WAH effortsefforts of contemporary scholars and preachers (may Allah preserve and beof contemporary scholars and preachers (may Allah preserve and be pleased with them).pleased with them). In admiring their works, many may have overlooked theseIn admiring their works, many may have overlooked these DU’ATDU’AT ’s earlier’s earlier journey in seeking adequate knowledge as students and how they werejourney in seeking adequate knowledge as students and how they were nurtured withnurtured with ADABADAB by their teachers who remain unknown to many of usby their teachers who remain unknown to many of us - which must have taken years before their fruition which we are now- which must have taken years before their fruition which we are now benefitting.benefitting. The task of doingThe task of doing DA’WAHDA’WAH i.e. as one competent to be regarded as ai.e. as one competent to be regarded as a DA’IDA’I ,, is not simply by imitating or mere regurgitating what you see them inis not simply by imitating or mere regurgitating what you see them in their lecture, YouTube or videos. Actually it requires, not just knowledgetheir lecture, YouTube or videos. Actually it requires, not just knowledge but in fact the Wisdom (but in fact the Wisdom (AL-HIKMAHAL-HIKMAH).). All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) So, what do we know about DA’WAH?
  10. 10. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) AN-NASEEHAH: “Do not miss the forest for the trees” IMPORTANT QUESTION What are we inviting or calling people to? • Is it calling them towars only to ‘what you like’ about Islam? • Is it to your ‘organization’ or to UKHUWWAH-ISLAM? • Or, limited only to your area of ‘specialization’? • Is it to a ‘culture’ or is it really to ADDEENUL-ISLAM?
  11. 11. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) AN-NASEEHAH: “Do not miss the forest for the trees” O ye who believe! (O ye who believe! (LAA TUQOD-DIMULAA TUQOD-DIMU) put not yourselves) put not yourselves forward before Allah and His Messenger: but be consciousforward before Allah and His Messenger: but be conscious of and) fear (transgressing against) Allah (of and) fear (transgressing against) Allah (TAQWATAQWA): for): for Allah is He who hears and knows all things.Allah is He who hears and knows all things. ((Qur’an: Hujurat: 49: 1Qur’an: Hujurat: 49: 1))
  12. 12. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) AN-NASEEHAH: “Do not miss the forest for the trees” Can you answer without using simplistic cliché like “To invite people Islam” …. but provide the message and aspects which appeal to people in general?
  13. 13. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH
  14. 14. ““AND WE have sent thee [O Muhammad] as a Messenger untoAND WE have sent thee [O Muhammad] as a Messenger unto all mankind (all mankind (LIN-NAA-SI – RA-SUU-LANLIN-NAA-SI – RA-SUU-LAN): and none can bear): and none can bear witness [thereto] as Allah does.”witness [thereto] as Allah does.” ((Qur’an: An-Nisa’ : 4: 79Qur’an: An-Nisa’ : 4: 79)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH Among the most important reasons
  15. 15. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH ““And We have not sent you, [O Muhammad], except as a mercy to the worlds (RAHMATAN – LIL- ‘AA-LA-MEEN). ”” ((Qur’an: Anbiya’: 21: 107Qur’an: Anbiya’: 21: 107)) Among the most important reasons
  16. 16. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH Among the most important reasons
  17. 17. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH ““O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Acquainted.”” ((Qur’an: Hujurat: 49: 13Qur’an: Hujurat: 49: 13)) Among the most important reasons
  18. 18. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH Among the most important reasons
  19. 19. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH Say (O Muhammad): "O mankind!Say (O Muhammad): "O mankind! I am sent unto youI am sent unto you all, as the Messenger of Allahall, as the Messenger of Allah, to Whom belongs the, to Whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth: there is no goddominion of the heavens and the earth: there is no god but He: it is He that gives both life and death.but He: it is He that gives both life and death. So believe in Allah and His Messenger, the unletteredSo believe in Allah and His Messenger, the unlettered Prophet, who believed in Allah and His wordsProphet, who believed in Allah and His words: follow: follow him that (so) ye may be guidedhim that (so) ye may be guided."." ((Qur’an: A’raf: 7: 158Qur’an: A’raf: 7: 158)) Among the most important reasons
  20. 20. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH “Surely Allah enjoins the doing of justice and the doing of good (to others) and the giving to the kindred, and He forbids indecency and evil and rebellion; He admonishes you that you may be mindful.” (Qur’an: An-Nahlu: 16: 90) Among the most important reasons
  21. 21. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH Among the most important reasons
  22. 22. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH Say, "It is only revealed to me that your god is but one God; so will you be Muslims [in submission to Him]?" But if they turn away (FA-IN -TAWAL-LAU), then say, "I have announced to [all of] you equally. And I know not whether near or far is that which you are promised.”” ((Qur’an: Anbiya’: 21: 108-109Qur’an: Anbiya’: 21: 108-109)) Among the most important reasons
  23. 23. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH Among the most important reasons
  24. 24. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH ““Praise be to Allah Who has revealed to His servantPraise be to Allah Who has revealed to His servant thethe BookBook devoid of all crookedness; an unerringly Straightdevoid of all crookedness; an unerringly Straight Book, meantBook, meant to warnto warn of a sternof a stern punishmentpunishment from Allah,from Allah, and to proclaim, to those who believe and work righteousand to proclaim, to those who believe and work righteous deeds, thedeeds, the glad tidingglad tiding that theirs shall bethat theirs shall be a gooda good rewardreward wherein theywherein they shall abide for evershall abide for ever ….”….” ((Qur’an: Kahfi: 18: 1-3Qur’an: Kahfi: 18: 1-3)) Among the most important reasons
  25. 25. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH “… and also to warn those who say: "Allah has taken to Himself a son, a thing about which they have no knowledge, neither they nor their ancestors. Dreadful is the word that comes out of their mouths. What they utter is merely a lie.” (Qur’an: Kahfi: 18: 4-5) Among the most important reasons
  26. 26. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH ““INDEED, there has come unto you [O mankind] a Messenger [Muhammad] from among yourselves: heavily weighs -upon him [the thought] that you might suffer [in the life to come]; full of concern for you [is he, and] full of compassion and mercy towards the believers.”.” ((Qur’an: Taubah: 9: 128Qur’an: Taubah: 9: 128)) Among the most important reasons
  27. 27. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH ““He (Allah) it is who has sent forth His Messenger with theHe (Allah) it is who has sent forth His Messenger with the [task of spreading][task of spreading] guidance and the religion of truthguidance and the religion of truth, to, to the end thatthe end that He make it prevail over every [false] religionHe make it prevail over every [false] religion;; and none can bear witness [to the truth] as Allah does.”and none can bear witness [to the truth] as Allah does.” ((Qur’an: Fath: 48: 28Qur’an: Fath: 48: 28)) Among the most important reasons
  28. 28. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH ““    Say (O Muhammad): "Say (O Muhammad): "If ye do love Allah, follow meIf ye do love Allah, follow me: Allah will: Allah will love youlove you andand forgive youforgive you your sins; for Allah is Oft-Forgiving,your sins; for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.“Most Merciful.“ ”.”. ((Qur’an : Aali ‘Imran : 3 : 31)Qur’an : Aali ‘Imran : 3 : 31) Among the most important reasons
  29. 29. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH Say, "O My servants who have transgressed against themselvesSay, "O My servants who have transgressed against themselves [by sinning],[by sinning], do not despair of the mercy of Allah. Indeed, Allahdo not despair of the mercy of Allah. Indeed, Allah forgives all sinsforgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Mercifulthe Forgiving, the Merciful."." ((Qur’an : Zumar : 39 : 53)Qur’an : Zumar : 39 : 53) Among the most important reasons
  30. 30. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH And return [And return [in repentancein repentance] to your Lord and] to your Lord and submitsubmit to Himto Him ((ASLIMUASLIMU) before the punishment comes upon you; then you) before the punishment comes upon you; then you will not be helped.will not be helped. ((Qur’an : Zumar : 39 : 54)Qur’an : Zumar : 39 : 54) Among the most important reasons
  31. 31. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH Among the most important reasons
  32. 32. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH “There shall be no compulsion in [acceptance of] the religion. The right course has become clear from the wrong. So whoever disbelieves in Taghut and believes in Allah has grasped the most trustworthy handhold with no break in it. And Allah is Hearing and Knowing.” (Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 256) Among the most important reasons
  33. 33. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH ““And who is better in speech than one who –And who is better in speech than one who – DA-’AA - ILALLAAHDA-’AA - ILALLAAH -- invites (call people) to Allah and –invites (call people) to Allah and – ‘AMILA‘AMILA SWSWOLIHAOLIHA - does- does righteousness and says, -righteousness and says, - IN-NANEE MINAL MUSLIMEENIN-NANEE MINAL MUSLIMEEN -"Indeed,-"Indeed, I am of the Muslims.”I am of the Muslims.” ((Qur’an: Fussilat: 41: 33)Qur’an: Fussilat: 41: 33) Among the most important reasons
  34. 34. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH ““And not equal are the good deed and the bad.And not equal are the good deed and the bad. Repel [evil] by thatRepel [evil] by that [deed] which is better[deed] which is better; and thereupon the one whom between you; and thereupon the one whom between you and him is enmity [will become] as though he was a devoted friend.”and him is enmity [will become] as though he was a devoted friend.” ((Qur’an: Fussilat: 41: 34)Qur’an: Fussilat: 41: 34) Among the most important reasons
  35. 35. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH ““But none is granted it except those who are patient, and noneBut none is granted it except those who are patient, and none is granted it except one having great portion [of good].”is granted it except one having great portion [of good].” ((Qur’an: Fussilat: 41: 35)Qur’an: Fussilat: 41: 35) Among the most important reasons
  36. 36. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH ““Hence, if it should happen that a prompting from Satan stirsHence, if it should happen that a prompting from Satan stirs thee up [to blind anger], seek refuge with Allah: behold, Hethee up [to blind anger], seek refuge with Allah: behold, He alone is all-hearing, all-knowing!”alone is all-hearing, all-knowing!” ((Qur’an: Fussilat: 41: 36)Qur’an: Fussilat: 41: 36) Among the most important reasons
  37. 37. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) ARE WE MUSLIMS HERE SERIOUS INARE WE MUSLIMS HERE SERIOUS IN FULFILLING THE ‘AMANAH’?FULFILLING THE ‘AMANAH’? TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH
  38. 38. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH WANT TO CALL PEOPLE TO ISLAM ?
  39. 39. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) FOR THOSE WHO THINK A parable ““We are (much) in need of a littleWe are (much) in need of a little AdabAdab, from (that of), from (that of) going out (seeking) after much ofgoing out (seeking) after much of ‘ilm‘ilm (knowledge)”(knowledge)” (Imam ‘Abdullah ibn al-Mubarak)(Imam ‘Abdullah ibn al-Mubarak)
  40. 40. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) A parable Analyse how we are acquiring information or ‘knowledge’ FOR THOSE WHO THINK Let us assume our ‘heart-mind’ QALB is like a vessel with a small opening which is capable of acquiring ‘knowledge’ albeit one and a time. Like a marble, we begin to acquire one marble at a time, information or ‘knowledge’ throughout our life, filling the jar with them
  41. 41. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) A parable Analyse how we are acquiring information or ‘knowledge’ FOR THOSE WHO THINK Like a marble, we begin to acquire one marble at a time, information or ‘knowledge’ throughout our life, filling the jar with them
  42. 42. Now that we have a lot of marbles, we assume we have ‘knowledge’ – quite oblivious to the ADAB in which it was taught or supposed to have been acquired. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) A parable Analyse how we are acquiring information or ‘knowledge’ FOR THOSE WHO THINK
  43. 43. It is when we want teach or share our ‘knowledge’ – i.e. take out the marbles – for other people, our sharing with them about Islam, that we realise a problem: “which marble first? In what order? How much? .. priority? Etc.“ All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) A parable Analyse how we are acquiring information or ‘knowledge’ FOR THOSE WHO THINK ? THIS REQUIRE OUR KNOWING ALSO THE ‘ADAB’ NOT MERE ILLUSION OF HAVING ‘KNOWLEDGE’
  44. 44. LEARNING ISLAM WITH ADABLEARNING ISLAM WITH ADAB AN-NASEEHAH Sincere Advice “EDUCATION” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016))
  45. 45. LEARNING ISLAM WITH ADABLEARNING ISLAM WITH ADAB Learn what isLearn what is needed, rather thanneeded, rather than what we want.what we want. AN-NASEEHAH Sincere Advice “EDUCATION” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016))
  46. 46. LEARNING ISLAM WITH ADABLEARNING ISLAM WITH ADAB Learn what isLearn what is needed, rather thanneeded, rather than what we want.what we want.A teacher mustA teacher must teach what isteach what is needed not whatneeded not what students want.students want. AN-NASEEHAH Sincere Advice “EDUCATION” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016))
  47. 47. LEARNING ISLAM WITH ADABLEARNING ISLAM WITH ADAB Learn what isLearn what is needed, rather thanneeded, rather than what we want.what we want.A teacher mustA teacher must teach what isteach what is needed not whatneeded not what students want.students want. Student generallyStudent generally do not know whatdo not know what they need to bethey need to be learning.learning. AN-NASEEHAH Sincere Advice “EDUCATION” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016))
  48. 48. LEARNING ISLAM WITH ADABLEARNING ISLAM WITH ADAB Learn what isLearn what is needed, rather thanneeded, rather than what we want.what we want.A teacher mustA teacher must teach what isteach what is needed not whatneeded not what students want.students want. Student generallyStudent generally do not know whatdo not know what they need to bethey need to be learning.learning. AN-NASEEHAH Sincere Advice “EDUCATION” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016))
  49. 49. LEARNING ISLAM WITH ADABLEARNING ISLAM WITH ADAB Learn what isLearn what is needed, rather thanneeded, rather than what we want.what we want. AN-NASEEHAH Sincere Advice “EDUCATION” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) Humans are not robots toHumans are not robots to be mechanically built asbe mechanically built as though without life of ourthough without life of our own.own. Our education is organic,Our education is organic, just like a plant to bejust like a plant to be nurtured.nurtured.
  50. 50. LEARNING ISLAM WITH ADABLEARNING ISLAM WITH ADAB Learn what isLearn what is needed, rather thanneeded, rather than what we want.what we want. AN-NASEEHAH Sincere Advice “EDUCATION” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) Why areWhy are ‘gardeners’ not‘gardeners’ not appreciated moreappreciated more than ‘engineers’?than ‘engineers’?
  51. 51. “ Educators are like gardeners, the best of them are the local gardeners with the most experience, who have been living with and nurturing the plants and being the caretaker of its ornaments. Although they are often unassuming by avoiding the gaze of people admiring the garden, yet ignoring them is indeed ignorant heedlessness, compounded with ingratitude, while preferring others less able over them is injustice ” 'If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favour]; but if you deny, indeed, My punishment is severe” (Qur’an: Surah Ibrahim: 14: 7) IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFULMOST MERCIFUL AN-NASEEHAH Sincere Advice “EDUCATION” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016))
  52. 52.  If by DA’WAH we mean “inviting or calling” people towards AD-DEENUL-ISLAM …. • … is our knowledge of AD-DEENUL-ISLAM correct? • ... Is the approach of learning AD-DEENUL-ISLAM able develop us to share its beautiful message to anyone especially to the majority of people in Singapore? • … is our calling people to, or the way we invite non-Muslim, in accordance with that which our Prophet Muhammad would have approved? • ... is our approach of DA’WAH able to convince the non-Muslim? All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016))
  53. 53. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) BRIEF WITNESSING BY A STUDENT OF ISLAM TONY O’DEMPSEY @ SALLLEH INTERLUDE
  54. 54. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) IS OUR MUSLIM COMMUNITY’SIS OUR MUSLIM COMMUNITY’S UNDERSTANDING OF DA’WAHUNDERSTANDING OF DA’WAH ADEQUATE AND CORRECT?ADEQUATE AND CORRECT? TO RESUME …
  55. 55. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016))
  56. 56.  Do not equate this task (DA’WAH) as being similar with other kinds of professions. It is AMANAH as a mission and – not a vocation.  Remember, it has been carried out by an unbroken chain of DU’AT, faithfully linked to the Prophet Muhammad s.a.a.w.  This legacy is the foremost concern because DEEN-AL-ISLAM has been perfected and there will be no more new prophet sent to all mankind after our Muhammad s.a.a.w.  Every Muslim are to be developed towards assisting DA’WAH ISLAMIYYAH, in whatever capacity they attained, the most basic is to become Witnesses of Islam with their life for others. AN-NASEEHAH – Sincere Advice All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016))
  57. 57.  Each region may underwent its own unique history, experiences especially of “civilizational osmosis”. Therefore to have knowledge and true appreciation of their respective history, to benefit from the work of previous scholars and propagators, managing proper transmission of their work with ADAB, especially in learning adequately of Wisdom and experience gained by them, is imperative.  This is crucial – failure in fulfilling this is being ungrateful and can lead to (KHIYAANAH) treachery to the Prophetic legacy.  Remember, Allah SWT has stipulated the criteria for carrying it out. AN-NASEEHAH – Sincere Advice All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016))
  58. 58. Differentiating the GeneralDifferentiating the General meaning from the Specificmeaning from the Specific (technical) meaning of the(technical) meaning of the terms used.terms used. ISLAH - DA’WAH All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016))
  59. 59. DA’WAH – today, has been understood generally, to refer to every initiatives to call people towards adhering to every teachings of Islam, without any distinction with regards to the audience concerned (al-mad-’uun). Unfortunately in Singapore, every religious activity amongst Muslims are termed as “Da’wah” activity as though Da’wah is only meant for Muslims, whereas the original meaning refers to “calling every one towards Islam” especially the non-Muslims. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016))
  60. 60.  In matters of Islam, we Muslims (in Singapore) generally may haveIn matters of Islam, we Muslims (in Singapore) generally may have become ‘localized’ (insular and exclusive) to the extent that we onlybecome ‘localized’ (insular and exclusive) to the extent that we only think as though “Islam” is only for us, and about us.think as though “Islam” is only for us, and about us.  Every activities pertaining to Islam are deemed only for us Muslims.Every activities pertaining to Islam are deemed only for us Muslims. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) DA’WAH – in the original sense refers to the calling of all mankind (Non-believers) to Islam.
  61. 61.  All our “All our “Islamic Da’wah resourcesIslamic Da’wah resources” (if any) are geared only towards the” (if any) are geared only towards the 16% Muslims16% Muslims of the nation’s population (Singapore). We have all alongof the nation’s population (Singapore). We have all along neglected theneglected the 84% (non-Muslims).84% (non-Muslims).  Some Muslims here are so afraid to speak of doing direct “Some Muslims here are so afraid to speak of doing direct “Da’wahDa’wah”” towards non-Muslims. They even deemed this (the Prophetic Qur’anictowards non-Muslims. They even deemed this (the Prophetic Qur’anic method ofmethod of Da’wahDa’wah ) as being confrontational – outdated!) as being confrontational – outdated! All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) DA’WAH – in the original sense refers to the calling of all mankind (Non-believers) to Islam.
  62. 62.  Some (indirect) approach towards the non-Muslims inSome (indirect) approach towards the non-Muslims in ““InterfaithInterfaith DialogueDialogue”” events may perhaps been done. Albeit only because it isevents may perhaps been done. Albeit only because it is encouraged to showcase religious harmony in our nation. Yet, they areencouraged to showcase religious harmony in our nation. Yet, they are claiming this as their efforts in doing “claiming this as their efforts in doing “Da’wahDa’wah” (they called it “non-” (they called it “non- confrontational type”). Really ?confrontational type”). Really ?  To ‘To ‘confrontconfront ’ does not necessarily mean that one must be “aggressive,’ does not necessarily mean that one must be “aggressive, intolerant, discourteous etc.”intolerant, discourteous etc.” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) DA’WAH – in the original sense refers to the calling of all mankind (Non-believers) to Islam.
  63. 63.  The Qur’an already stipulates we must do it:The Qur’an already stipulates we must do it: “with wisdom and goodly exhortation, and argue with them in the most kindly manner”  So as not to be misunderstood, I am not against Interfaith dialogue, orSo as not to be misunderstood, I am not against Interfaith dialogue, or efforts in building bridges with others, or promotion of religious andefforts in building bridges with others, or promotion of religious and racial harmony amongst our comrades and citizens in this, our belovedracial harmony amongst our comrades and citizens in this, our beloved nation. It is the manner Muslims are doing it … is it with Da’wah in mindnation. It is the manner Muslims are doing it … is it with Da’wah in mind and method?and method? All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) DA’WAH – in the original sense refers to the calling of all mankind (Non-believers) to Islam.
  64. 64.  The concern is our (Muslims’) honesty of claiming to be doing “The concern is our (Muslims’) honesty of claiming to be doing “Da’wahDa’wah”” when that effort, when judged by the criteria fromwhen that effort, when judged by the criteria from Al-Qur’anAl-Qur’an andand As-As- SunnahSunnah ,, it may not qualify as to be regarded as “it may not qualify as to be regarded as “Da’wahDa’wah” in the true” in the true sense. Some dare to regard this Prophetic criterion as archaic.sense. Some dare to regard this Prophetic criterion as archaic.  They justify it by saying:They justify it by saying: “Those old methods are foolish and outdated,“Those old methods are foolish and outdated, we must now be wise. Be pragmatic and inclusive … we do not want thewe must now be wise. Be pragmatic and inclusive … we do not want the others to dislike us!”others to dislike us!” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) DA’WAH – in the original sense refers to the calling of all mankind (Non-believers) to Islam.
  65. 65.  Yet these people conveniently ignored or forgotten that they have beenYet these people conveniently ignored or forgotten that they have been commanded by Allah to be sincere, even if this be hated:commanded by Allah to be sincere, even if this be hated: ““ ... be sincere (making religion pure for Allah only),... be sincere (making religion pure for Allah only), however much the disbelievers be averse –”however much the disbelievers be averse –” (Qur’an: Ghofir: 40: 15) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) DA’WAH – in the original sense refers to the calling of all mankind (Non-believers) to Islam.
  66. 66.  And those Muslims engaged in thisAnd those Muslims engaged in this “Interfaith dialogue”“Interfaith dialogue” have to behave to be honest and sincerely admit as to what their motives and objectives forhonest and sincerely admit as to what their motives and objectives for doing so are – Is it fordoing so are – Is it for Islamic Da’wahIslamic Da’wah or merely to comply with otheror merely to comply with other agendas? To be in the mainstream perhaps?agendas? To be in the mainstream perhaps?  Have they considered or have any regard for theHave they considered or have any regard for the “Usul ad-Da’wah”“Usul ad-Da’wah” andand thethe “Fiqh-hud-Da’wah”“Fiqh-hud-Da’wah” ??  Isn’t Truth supposed to confront falsehood?Isn’t Truth supposed to confront falsehood? All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) DA’WAH – in the original sense refers to the calling of all mankind (Non-believers) to Islam.
  67. 67.  Afraid to confront and yet claim to be doing “Da’wah” ?  They like to say: “Let’s accept that everybody is right and nobody is wrong!!?” -  LAA-HAU-LA WA LAA-QUW-WA-TA IL-LA BIL-LAAH ! All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) DA’WAH – in the original sense refers to the calling of all mankind (Non-believers) to Islam.
  68. 68.  And they should be reminded that this religion of al-Islam is also called Ad-Deen-ul-Haqq (the religion of Truth): All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) DA’WAH – in the original sense refers to the calling of all mankind (Non-believers) to Islam.
  69. 69.  And they should be reminded that this religion of al-Islam is also called Ad-Deen-ul-Haqq (the religion of Truth): ““He (Allah) it is Who hath sent His messenger with the guidance andHe (Allah) it is Who hath sent His messenger with the guidance and the religion of Truth (al-Islam), that He may make it victoriousthe religion of Truth (al-Islam), that He may make it victorious (triumph) over all religion however much idolaters may be averse.”(triumph) over all religion however much idolaters may be averse.” ((Qur’an: Saff: 61: 8Qur’an: Saff: 61: 8)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) DA’WAH – in the original sense refers to the calling of all mankind (Non-believers) to Islam.
  70. 70.  And they should be reminded that this religion of al-Islam is also called Ad-Deen-ul-Haqq (the religion of Truth): All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) DA’WAH – in the original sense refers to the calling of all mankind (Non-believers) to Islam.
  71. 71.  And they should be reminded that this religion of al-Islam is also called Ad-Deen-ul-Haqq (the religion of Truth): DA’WAH – in the original sense refers to the calling of all mankind (Non-believers) to Islam. ““It is He (Allah) who has sent His Messenger with Guidance and theIt is He (Allah) who has sent His Messenger with Guidance and the Religion of Truth (al-Islam), to proclaim it over all religion: and enoughReligion of Truth (al-Islam), to proclaim it over all religion: and enough is Allah for a Witness.”is Allah for a Witness.” ((Qur’an: Fath: 48: 28Qur’an: Fath: 48: 28)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016))
  72. 72. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) ““ ((UUD-’UUUUD-’UU) Invite (or call) to the way of your Lord with () Invite (or call) to the way of your Lord with (AL-AL-HHIKMAHIKMAH)) wisdom and good instruction (wisdom and good instruction (MAU-’IZATIL – HASANAHMAU-’IZATIL – HASANAH), and argue), and argue with them in a way that is best (with them in a way that is best (WA JAA-DIL-HUM - BIL-LATI - HIYAWA JAA-DIL-HUM - BIL-LATI - HIYA AAHHSANSAN).”).” ((Qur’an: An-Nahlu: 16: 125Qur’an: An-Nahlu: 16: 125))
  73. 73. ‘‘ILMILM -- knowledgeknowledge TARBIYYAHTARBIYYAH (training-nurturing) TAZKIYYAHTAZKIYYAH (self-purity & growth) TA’LEEMTA’LEEM (learning - knowledge) TA’DIBTA’DIB EducationEducation Disciplining orDisciplining or inculcating withinculcating with ADABADAB MUJAAHADAHMUJAAHADAH (striving with utmost in Allah’s Way) FARDH ‘AINFARDH ‘AIN (personal religious obligation) FARDH KIFAAYAFARDH KIFAAYA (shared community obligation) Through all these to attain toThrough all these to attain to HIKMAHHIKMAH -- WisdomWisdom All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016))
  74. 74. ““Da-’inDa-’in” [sing.] (caller; one who invites) –” [sing.] (caller; one who invites) – title indicating atitle indicating a high station in the hierarchy of ranks amongsthigh station in the hierarchy of ranks amongst ‘ulama’‘ulama’ of Islamof Islam.. Title accorded only to those with certain criteria; more asTitle accorded only to those with certain criteria; more as ambassador or emissary of Islam - to call others toambassador or emissary of Islam - to call others to al-Islamal-Islam.. This title or appellation of aThis title or appellation of a ““Du-’atDu-’at” [pl.]” [pl.] - should not be- should not be carelessly used just because a Muslim is doing or helping in work ofcarelessly used just because a Muslim is doing or helping in work of Da’wah.Da’wah. As Prophet Muhammad s.a.a.w. is the exemplary :As Prophet Muhammad s.a.a.w. is the exemplary : ““and as one who invites to Allah's (Grace) by His leaveand as one who invites to Allah's (Grace) by His leave”” , - the task, - the task of such a person is indeed wide-ranging .of such a person is indeed wide-ranging . All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016))
  75. 75. AD-DA-‘I WAD-DA’WAHAD-DA-‘I WAD-DA’WAH (THE CALLER AND THE CALL)(THE CALLER AND THE CALL) MUBALLIGHMUBALLIGH MUDAR-RIS WA MU-‘AL-LIMMUDAR-RIS WA MU-‘AL-LIM MURAB-BI’ - MU-AD-DIB - MURSHIDMURAB-BI’ - MU-AD-DIB - MURSHID MUS-LIMUS-LIHH AD-DEEN WAL-UMMAHAD-DEEN WAL-UMMAH MUJAD-DIDMUJAD-DID MUJAHID - DA’WAHMUJAHID - DA’WAH BIL-LISAAN BIL-QALAAM BIL-HAAL BIS-SAYF QUDWAH HASANAH MUNAZARAH THE EMISSARY AND THE MISSION All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016))
  76. 76. THE AMBASSADOR MEDIA DEPARTMENT EDUCATION DEPARTMENT HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH – THINK TANK - DEPARTMENT COUNTER INTELLIGENCE PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT – FIELD WORK All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016))
  77. 77. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) AN-NASEEHAH Sincere Advice “ON DA’WAH”
  78. 78. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) AN-NASEEHAH Sincere Advice “ON DA’WAH”
  79. 79. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) TO BE CONTINUED INSHA-ALLAH NEXT TOPIC #2 AN-NASEEHAH Want to do Da’wah here in Nusantara?

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