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[Slideshare] fiqh-course-lesson#14-(feb-2013-batch)- dawah-in-singapore-(29-may-2013)

  1. 1. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST MERCIFUL.MOST MERCIFUL.““INTRODUCTION TO THEINTRODUCTION TO THESTUDY OFSTUDY OF FIQHFIQH ””Intermediate Level Islamic course in English forIntermediate Level Islamic course in English forAdultsAdultsconducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismailconducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj IsmailLESSON # 14 –LESSON # 14 – ( a continuation )( a continuation )DA’WAH IN SINGAPORE :DA’WAH IN SINGAPORE :CRITIQUE AND ASSESSMENTCRITIQUE AND ASSESSMENTAnd say: O Lord! Increase for me my knowledgeUsing text & curriculum he has developed especially forUsing text & curriculum he has developed especially forMuslim 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 29 MAY 2013UPDATED 29 MAY 2013All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  2. 2. PREVIOUSLY EXPLAINEDPREVIOUSLY EXPLAINED““O you who have believed, respond to Allah andO you who have believed, respond to Allah andto theto the Messenger when he calls you to thatMessenger when he calls you to thatwhich gives you lifewhich gives you life. “. “((Qur’an: Anfaal: 8: 24Qur’an: Anfaal: 8: 24))All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  3. 3. PREVIOUSLY EXPLAINEDPREVIOUSLY EXPLAINEDAll Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  4. 4. SIMILAR BUT NOT THE SAMESIMILAR BUT NOT THE SAMEWARNING AGAINST USURPERSWARNING AGAINST USURPERSIN THE GUISE OF THE TRUTHFULIN THE GUISE OF THE TRUTHFULIN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,MOSTMOSTCOMPASSIONATE,COMPASSIONATE,MOST MERCIFUL.MOST MERCIFUL.PREVIOUSLY EXPLAINEDPREVIOUSLY EXPLAINEDAll Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  5. 5. PREVIOUSLY EXPLAINEDPREVIOUSLY EXPLAINEDAll Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  6. 6. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,MOSTMOSTCOMPASSIONATE,COMPASSIONATE,MOST MERCIFUL.MOST MERCIFUL.By: USTAZ ZHULKEFLEE HJ ISMAILPREVIOUSLY EXPLAINEDPREVIOUSLY EXPLAINEDAll Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  7. 7. Differentiating the GeneralDifferentiating the Generalfrom the Specific (technical)from the Specific (technical)terms used.terms used.PREVIOUSLY EXPLAINEDPREVIOUSLY EXPLAINEDAll Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  8. 8. PREVIOUSLY EXPLAINEDPREVIOUSLY EXPLAINEDAll Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  9. 9. 9AD-DA-‘I WAD-DA’WAHAD-DA-‘I WAD-DA’WAH(THE CALLER AND THE CALL)(THE CALLER AND THE CALL)MUBALLIGHMUBALLIGHMUDAR-RIS WA MU-‘AL-LIMMUDAR-RIS WA MU-‘AL-LIMMURAB-BI’ - MU-AD-DIB - MURSHIDMURAB-BI’ - MU-AD-DIB - MURSHIDMUS-LIMUS-LIHH AD-DEEN WAL-UMMAHAD-DEEN WAL-UMMAHMUJAD-DIDMUJAD-DIDMUJAHID - DA’WAHMUJAHID - DA’WAHBIL-LISAAN BIL-QALAAM BIL-HAAL BIS-SAYFQUDWAH HASANAH MUNAZARAHPREVIOUSLY EXPLAINEDPREVIOUSLY EXPLAINEDAll Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  10. 10. THE AMBASSADORMEDIA DEPARTMENTEDUCATION DEPARTMENTHUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENTRESEARCH – THINK TANK - DEPARTMENTCOUNTER INTELLIGENCEPERSONNEL DEPARTMENT – FIELD WORKPREVIOUSLY EXPLAINEDPREVIOUSLY EXPLAINEDAll Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
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  12. 12. 12It saddens us when there are certain “Muslims” who displaycynicism and even discourage (if not prevent) efforts of “Da’wah”towards others.““In their hearts is a disease; and Allah has increased their disease andIn their hearts is a disease; and Allah has increased their disease andgrievous is the penalty they (incur), because they are false (togrievous is the penalty they (incur), because they are false (tothemselves).”themselves).”((Qur’an: Baqarah:2: 10Qur’an: Baqarah:2: 10))WARNING : LEST WE FORGETWARNING : LEST WE FORGETAll Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  13. 13. 13It saddens us when there are certain “Muslims” who displaycynicism and even discourage (if not prevent) efforts of “Da’wah”towards others.““When it is said to them: "Make not mischief on the earth", they say:When it is said to them: "Make not mischief on the earth", they say:"Why, we only want to make peace!" Of a surety, they are the ones"Why, we only want to make peace!" Of a surety, they are the oneswho make mischief, but they realize (it) not.”who make mischief, but they realize (it) not.”((Qur’an: Baqarah:2: 11-12Qur’an: Baqarah:2: 11-12))WARNING : LEST WE FORGETWARNING : LEST WE FORGETAll Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  14. 14. 14It saddens us when there are certain “Muslims” who displaycynicism and even discourage (if not prevent) efforts of “Da’wah”towards others.WARNING : LEST WE FORGETWARNING : LEST WE FORGET“When it is said to them: "Believe as the others believe" they say:"Shall we believe as the fools believe?" Nay, of a surety they arethe fools, but they do not know.”(Qur’an: Baqarah:2: 13)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  15. 15. 15It saddens us when there are certain “Muslims” who displaycynicism and even discourage (if not prevent) efforts of “Da’wah”towards others.WARNING : LEST WE FORGETWARNING : LEST WE FORGET“When they meet those who believe, they say: "We believe" butwhen they are alone with their evil ones * they say: "We are reallywith you; we (were) only jesting.”(Qur’an: Baqarah:2: 14)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  16. 16. 16It saddens us when there are certain “Muslims” who displaycynicism and even discourage (if not prevent) efforts of “Da’wah”towards others.WARNING : LEST WE FORGETWARNING : LEST WE FORGET““These are they who have bartered guidance for errorThese are they who have bartered guidance for error: but their: but theirtraffic is profitless, and they have lost true direction.”traffic is profitless, and they have lost true direction.”((Qur’an: Baqarah:2: 16Qur’an: Baqarah:2: 16))All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  17. 17. 17It saddens us when there are certain “Muslims” who displaycynicism and even discourage (if not prevent) efforts of “Da’wah”towards others.WARNING : LEST WE FORGETWARNING : LEST WE FORGET““Those who conceal the clear (Signs) We have sent downThose who conceal the clear (Signs) We have sent down, and the, and theGuidance, after We have made it clear for the people in theGuidance, after We have made it clear for the people in theBook―on them shall be Allahs curse and the curse― of thoseBook―on them shall be Allahs curse and the curse― of thoseentitled to curseentitled to curse.”.”((Qur’an: Baqarah:2: 159Qur’an: Baqarah:2: 159))All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  18. 18. MUSLIMMUSLIMSubmissionMUNAFIQ JAAHILJAAHIL FAASIQFAASIQ GHAFLAHGHAFLAH ZOLEEMZOLEEMMUJREEMMUJREEMWhen Muslims remain complacent, and do not striveWhen Muslims remain complacent, and do not strivecontinuously with correct learning ofcontinuously with correct learning of Fardhu ‘AinFardhu ‘Ain knowledgeknowledge((‘ILM‘ILM) and with practice (‘) and with practice (‘AMALAMAL) to revive and strengthen) to revive and strengthentheir Faith (their Faith (IIMANIIMAN), they can fall into these categories :), they can fall into these categories :WARNING !LEVELS OF ATTAINMENTLEVELS OF ATTAINMENTTOWARDS HGHEST STATE OFTOWARDS HGHEST STATE OFTAQWATAQWAAll Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))SHIRKSHIRK MURTADMURTADEven …
  19. 19. MUSLIMMUSLIMMU’MEENMU’MEENMUMUHHSEENSEENMUKHLISWEENMUTTAQEENMUTTAQEENBelieverSubmissionBest or righteous conductSincerityGod-consciousness or PietyTASAWWUR ISLAMTASAWWUR ISLAMLEVELS OF ATTAINMENTLEVELS OF ATTAINMENTTOWARDS HGHEST STATE OFTOWARDS HGHEST STATE OFTAQWATAQWAAll Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  20. 20. MUSLIMMUSLIMMU’MEENMU’MEENMUMUHHSEENSEENMUKHLISWEENMUTTAQEENMUTTAQEENLEVELS OF ATTAINMENTLEVELS OF ATTAINMENTTOWARDS HGHEST STATE OFTOWARDS HGHEST STATE OFTAQWATAQWABelieverSubmissionBest or righteous conductSincerityGod-consciousness or PietyTASAWWUR ISLAMTASAWWUR ISLAMMAQOM AL-ISLAMMAQOM AT-TAUBAHMAQOM AT-TAUBAHMAQOM AL-WARA’MAQOM AL-WARA’MAQOM AZ-ZUHUDMAQOM AZ-ZUHUDMAQOM AL-’ARIFEENMAQOM AL-’ARIFEENAll Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
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  22. 22. ““ TheThe TRUTHTRUTH without any system will be defeatedwithout any system will be defeatedbyby FALSEHOODFALSEHOOD which has a system .”which has a system .”((Sayidina al-Imam ‘Ali bin Abi Talib - kar-ramAllaahu wajhaSayidina al-Imam ‘Ali bin Abi Talib - kar-ramAllaahu wajha))AL-HAQQ - BI-LAAN-NIZOM - YAGH-LI-BU-HUL - BAA- TwIL – BIN- NIZOMAll Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  23. 23. Generally in Singapore, conversion to Islam taking place annually,Generally in Singapore, conversion to Islam taking place annually,was not out of anywas not out of any Da’wahDa’wah program specifically directed towardsprogram specifically directed towardsnon-Muslim undertaken by any organizations. It was more of anon-Muslim undertaken by any organizations. It was more of ageneral type like having public talks, generating interest regardinggeneral type like having public talks, generating interest regardingIslam, disseminating information, making available resourcesIslam, disseminating information, making available resourcesabout Islam, etc. We have a rather ‘about Islam, etc. We have a rather ‘reactivereactive’ program of only’ program of onlyproviding services to any interested to know about Islam.providing services to any interested to know about Islam.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  24. 24. Yet despite this, the conversion rate to Islam has been quiteYet despite this, the conversion rate to Islam has been quitesubstantial . Many of these people usually come be serious aboutsubstantial . Many of these people usually come be serious aboutIslam indirectly only through personal encounter with personalIslam indirectly only through personal encounter with personalMuslim friends, working colleagues, neighbours, would-beMuslim friends, working colleagues, neighbours, would-bespouses, or from other new-converts of their racial background.spouses, or from other new-converts of their racial background.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  25. 25. Such interested non-Muslims must be provided with relevantSuch interested non-Muslims must be provided with relevantanswers and explanations aboutanswers and explanations about Al-IslamAl-Islam – not merely as subject– not merely as subjector information, but with reason and an engaging approach ofor information, but with reason and an engaging approach ofteaching, subjecting them into accepting the truth in Islam . Itteaching, subjecting them into accepting the truth in Islam . Ituses (what I termed) “uses (what I termed) “Da’wah-modeDa’wah-mode” addressing their particular” addressing their particularneed.).need.).All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  26. 26. This is very different from the curriculum which the Malay bornThis is very different from the curriculum which the Malay bornMuslims are used to, which is “Muslims are used to, which is “IslaIslahh-mode-mode”. And it is not simply a”. And it is not simply amatter of translating from that which is available in Malay intomatter of translating from that which is available in Malay intoEnglish.English. AsaatizahAsaatizah intending to teach these would-be or newintending to teach these would-be or newconverts is advised to learn from those with the experience ofconverts is advised to learn from those with the experience ofdoing this kind ofdoing this kind of Da’wahDa’wah (teaching Islam to non-Muslims).(teaching Islam to non-Muslims).All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  27. 27. Also, the ‘Also, the ‘paranoiaparanoia ’ (misperceived fear) of infringing the delicate’ (misperceived fear) of infringing the delicaterelations in Singapore multi-religious society – (Religious Harmonyrelations in Singapore multi-religious society – (Religious HarmonyAct), perhaps have caused many to focus all ‘Act), perhaps have caused many to focus all ‘Da’wahDa’wah’ programs to’ programs toonly Muslims. Direct approach towards non-Muslims, if any, must beonly Muslims. Direct approach towards non-Muslims, if any, must betreaded with much wisdom, right knowledge, tolerance and courage.treaded with much wisdom, right knowledge, tolerance and courage.Unfortunately, this led to our gross neglect for doingUnfortunately, this led to our gross neglect for doing Da’wahDa’wah to all.to all.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  28. 28. Also the way Islam is taught to Muslims here gradually lost theAlso the way Islam is taught to Muslims here gradually lost therequired “required “Da’wah-spiritDa’wah-spirit”, exacerbated by the attitude of “”, exacerbated by the attitude of “MuslimsMuslimslearning Islam merely as subjects but not subjecting the Muslims tolearning Islam merely as subjects but not subjecting the Muslims toIslamIslam.”.”Pursuit in the learning of Islam mostly became “Pursuit in the learning of Islam mostly became “ACADEMICACADEMIC” instead” insteadof “of “AQEEDAMICAQEEDAMIC”; dealing with partial (”; dealing with partial (JUZ-’IYJUZ-’IY) knowledge instead) knowledge insteadof them given the wholistic (of them given the wholistic (KULLIYKULLIY) knowledge .) knowledge .All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  29. 29. It was because of these, the most favoured and effectiveIt was because of these, the most favoured and effective Da’wahDa’wahprogram thus far has been the ‘program thus far has been the ‘indirectindirect’ development of as many’ development of as manyMuslims, to empower them to become effective ‘Muslims, to empower them to become effective ‘witnesseswitnesses’.’.Unfortunately mostUnfortunately most AsaatizahAsaatizah currently do not have the relevantcurrently do not have the relevantproficiency (English – theproficiency (English – the lingua francalingua franca) required by most younger) required by most youngerMuslims in their understanding Islam and helping them to share.Muslims in their understanding Islam and helping them to share.Yet, it is these young English-speaking Muslims that can beYet, it is these young English-speaking Muslims that can bedepended upon to directly engage their non-Muslim friends,depended upon to directly engage their non-Muslim friends,colleagues or neighbours. So, a program to empower and inspirecolleagues or neighbours. So, a program to empower and inspirethem to speak confidently and convincingly about the basics ofthem to speak confidently and convincingly about the basics ofIslam is required.Islam is required.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  30. 30. Thus, one of the earliest program developed to address this wasThus, one of the earliest program developed to address this wasthethe IICIIC (Islam & Its’ Challenges) in the 1980-90’s (when I was still(Islam & Its’ Challenges) in the 1980-90’s (when I was stillin Darul Arqam), which later inspired thein Darul Arqam), which later inspired the IAWIAW (Islamic Awareness(Islamic AwarenessWeek) on campuses.Week) on campuses.It was at one time followed throughIt was at one time followed through by post-IIC programsby post-IIC programs (special(specialeducational programs ) as well as assigning roles to theseeducational programs ) as well as assigning roles to these‘‘actualizedactualized ’ activists while continuously developing them further’ activists while continuously developing them furtherwith their basic Islamic knowledge geared towards participatingwith their basic Islamic knowledge geared towards participatingeffectively in one-on-oneeffectively in one-on-one Da’wahDa’wah work (personal sharing). Thiswork (personal sharing). Thiswas in 1980-90’s (i.e. when I was a staff in Darul Arqam) but waswas in 1980-90’s (i.e. when I was a staff in Darul Arqam) but wasinformed that it is no longer being done.informed that it is no longer being done.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  31. 31. It was most unfortunate that traditional Islamic method are beingIt was most unfortunate that traditional Islamic method are beingdiscarded by those who do not even know or been exposed todiscarded by those who do not even know or been exposed tosuch method. Instead, corporate-culture and marketing strategiessuch method. Instead, corporate-culture and marketing strategieswere unashamedly used. ‘Students’ became directors of theirwere unashamedly used. ‘Students’ became directors of their‘teachers’ in‘teachers’ in Da’wahDa’wah program.program.And ‘And ‘motivationalmotivational’ type or training are favoured as the training’ type or training are favoured as the trainingforfor Da’wahDa’wah work. Ad-hoc, seasonal and ‘crash-courses’ are beingwork. Ad-hoc, seasonal and ‘crash-courses’ are being‘‘promoted and marketedpromoted and marketed’ – capitalizing upon the increasing’ – capitalizing upon the increasinginterest amongst unwary younger English-speaking Muslims whointerest amongst unwary younger English-speaking Muslims whomay be sincere and well-meaning.may be sincere and well-meaning.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  32. 32. Simplistic, “Simplistic, “AnsweringAnswering 20-questions20-questions” type of manual are” type of manual arepromoted over the proper “promoted over the proper “FIQHUD-DA’WAHFIQHUD-DA’WAH” and “” and “USULUD-USULUD-DA’WAHDA’WAH” – long-term” – long-term DA-’IEDA-’IE training programs – previouslytraining programs – previouslyconducted by those who had the training and field experience ofconducted by those who had the training and field experience ofdoingdoing Da’wahDa’wah in Singapore.in Singapore.Confusion thus becomes exacerbated when other countriesConfusion thus becomes exacerbated when other countriesapproach inapproach in Da’wahDa’wah are being popularised – forgetting theare being popularised – forgetting thedifference in their context ofdifference in their context of Da’wahDa’wah from ours.from ours.Another very dangerous trend has already emerged when variousAnother very dangerous trend has already emerged when variousgroups promoting their ‘groups promoting their ‘brandbrand ’ of Islam began to use’ of Islam began to use Da’wahDa’wahprograms to recruit their members.programs to recruit their members.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  33. 33. REFER TO ABOVE LINK -REFER TO ABOVE LINK - INSHA-ALLAHINSHA-ALLAH......http://an-naseehah.blogspot.com/2009/06/question-for-youths-and-teenagers-how.htmlAll Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  34. 34. For youths and teenagers, how do you make them interested inIslamic education? This is because, sometimes even theirparents don’t really educate their children in Islamic education.But as friends or as mentors of these youths, my question ishow do you make them interested. Because sometimes evenwhen you try to approach the topic to them, they will turn andswitch off. So how do you approach?And what is your comment on some “new” approaches ofDa’wah – so-called “Da’wahpreneur ” , “Da’wah 2.0 ” etc. whichcertain groups is highlighting.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  35. 35. Please continue to be as their friend and mentor, but as forPlease continue to be as their friend and mentor, but as forDa’wah, you yourself have to pursue the relevant knowledgeDa’wah, you yourself have to pursue the relevant knowledge(‘(‘ilmilm), which must be regarded as Fardhu ’Ain upon you if you), which must be regarded as Fardhu ’Ain upon you if youwish to be engaged in doing Da’wah.wish to be engaged in doing Da’wah.I do not believe that there is a short-cut or slip-shod “I do not believe that there is a short-cut or slip-shod “cut-and-cut-and-pastepaste” method in developing a” method in developing a Da’iDa’i..Pardon the pun, but those who attempt this “Pardon the pun, but those who attempt this “short-cutshort-cut” may” mayinevitably be “inevitably be “short-sellingshort-selling” Islam. And ad-hoc “” Islam. And ad-hoc “crash coursescrash courses””usually have the tendency to lead to crashes.usually have the tendency to lead to crashes.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  36. 36. ““How to make them interested?” in anything which you canHow to make them interested?” in anything which you canoffer is firstly for you to be there for them. Show care andoffer is firstly for you to be there for them. Show care andconcern for them. But to “concern for them. But to “make them interested in Islamicmake them interested in Islamiceducationeducation” it may just be expecting too much from them. They” it may just be expecting too much from them. Theymay even be totally turned-off by it as you have mentioned.may even be totally turned-off by it as you have mentioned.I understand, your eagerness to change them for the better,I understand, your eagerness to change them for the better,but this discussion about Islamic education per se may not asbut this discussion about Islamic education per se may not asyet be relevant for them. This subject (FIQH)I have justyet be relevant for them. This subject (FIQH)I have justdelivered is for educators and parents. It is not a ready-madedelivered is for educators and parents. It is not a ready-madeprescription in doing “prescription in doing “Da’wahDa’wah”.”.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  37. 37. I know there are people who conduct programs like “I know there are people who conduct programs like “Da’wahDa’wahEntrepreneurEntrepreneur”, or “”, or “101 on Da’wah101 on Da’wah” or “” or “Da’wah 2.0Da’wah 2.0” type of” type ofprograms - all of which may have been well intended, but ifprograms - all of which may have been well intended, but ifone imagines that this is the response to the question i.e.one imagines that this is the response to the question i.e.““How to do Da’wah to the young?”,How to do Da’wah to the young?”, then this is too simplisticthen this is too simplisticor even naive - I must record my disagreement and concernor even naive - I must record my disagreement and concernhere.here.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  38. 38. Yes, people are admirably amazed by technology andYes, people are admirably amazed by technology andtechniques and may be eager to want to incorporate thesetechniques and may be eager to want to incorporate theseinto Da’wah, whereas the essentials of Da’wah i.e. knowledgeinto Da’wah, whereas the essentials of Da’wah i.e. knowledgeand traditional sciences of Da’wah methodology of theand traditional sciences of Da’wah methodology of theProphet s.a.a.w. and the wisdom and experience ofProphet s.a.a.w. and the wisdom and experience ofsubsequent Du’at seemed to be under-rated, if not ignored bysubsequent Du’at seemed to be under-rated, if not ignored bythem.them.What I mean is, they do not seem to show similar admirationWhat I mean is, they do not seem to show similar admirationor amazement on this aspect from our tradition, perhapsor amazement on this aspect from our tradition, perhapsbecause “Da’wah” may not be the speciality of these “new”because “Da’wah” may not be the speciality of these “new”activists.activists.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  39. 39. Rather, they seemed critical on this (traditional) aspect, which theyRather, they seemed critical on this (traditional) aspect, which theymay have sceptically regarded as archaic and thus clamour tomay have sceptically regarded as archaic and thus clamour toinfused it with their newly discovered modern methods andinfused it with their newly discovered modern methods andtools.tools.Even if these activists claimed to have referred regarding thisEven if these activists claimed to have referred regarding thismatter to others competent in Da’wah to advise them, theirmatter to others competent in Da’wah to advise them, theirneglecting acquisition on their own of the knowledge aboutneglecting acquisition on their own of the knowledge aboutDa’wah would already mean that they have neglected their FardhuDa’wah would already mean that they have neglected their Fardhu’Ain. An important maxim state that, if one is obligated to doing’Ain. An important maxim state that, if one is obligated to doingsomething, then the acquisition of the appropriate knowledge forsomething, then the acquisition of the appropriate knowledge fordoing it would become obligatory too.doing it would become obligatory too.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  40. 40. ““How does one carry out Da’wah?”How does one carry out Da’wah?”•This is actually a hard question (or rather difficult question to beThis is actually a hard question (or rather difficult question to bebriefly answered)... because why?... This is a question pertainingbriefly answered)... because why?... This is a question pertainingto “Da’wah” as a science, (to “Da’wah” as a science, (‘ilm‘ilm ), which is concerning the tasks of), which is concerning the tasks ofProphets of Allah s.w.t., actually.Prophets of Allah s.w.t., actually.•So how do you do “da’wah”? (i.e. “calling” them to Islam toSo how do you do “da’wah”? (i.e. “calling” them to Islam tothese groups of people). Technically, inviting those who arethese groups of people). Technically, inviting those who arealready Muslim is termed “already Muslim is termed “ISLAHISLAH” i.e. reconciling, or improving” i.e. reconciling, or improvingthem with Islam.them with Islam.•Now, da’wah generally requires that you use “Now, da’wah generally requires that you use “AL-HIKMAHAL-HIKMAH ” i.e.” i.e.Wisdom (Q: 16:125), this is what Allah s.w.t. commands:Wisdom (Q: 16:125), this is what Allah s.w.t. commands:All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  41. 41. And Wisdom is not just knowledge, let alone information. AndAnd Wisdom is not just knowledge, let alone information. Andthere is difference between the “there is difference between the “RISALAHRISALAH ”(“message” – the”(“message” – theessence) and “essence) and “WASILAHWASILAH ”(“medium” – tools or the means).”(“medium” – tools or the means).Which do you think has priority? Nay which is crucial? WithoutWhich do you think has priority? Nay which is crucial? Withoutwhich, there is no Da’wah? I detect that many young activistswhich, there is no Da’wah? I detect that many young activistsmay not even know the profound difference.may not even know the profound difference.So to respond: “So to respond: “The way, in which you first approach them inThe way, in which you first approach them inDa’wah, it must be with wisdomDa’wah, it must be with wisdom.” How? A (true) “.” How? A (true) “DA-’IDA-’I ” -” -literally “caller (to the way of Allah”) will have to beliterally “caller (to the way of Allah”) will have to beadequately schooled (mentored) to know what to do.adequately schooled (mentored) to know what to do.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  42. 42. But, if I were to tell you how to approach (perhaps as you areBut, if I were to tell you how to approach (perhaps as you areexpecting detail step by step answer), you may not be able toexpecting detail step by step answer), you may not be able toapply it because just simply giving you certain techniques mayapply it because just simply giving you certain techniques maynot be sufficient.not be sufficient.Getting tools without having the adequate training may evenGetting tools without having the adequate training may evenbe dangerous. Because, you have to know (adequately thebe dangerous. Because, you have to know (adequately theperson (“person (“MAD-’UMAD-’U ” i.e. “” i.e. “the one being calledthe one being called”) itself. Who they”) itself. Who theyare? What their interests are? Where their “are? What their interests are? Where their “HHAALAAL” (their” (theirspiritual condition or state) is? And what specific guidance tospiritual condition or state) is? And what specific guidance toprovide? , etc.provide? , etc.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  43. 43. More importantly, you must also be adept at applying theMore importantly, you must also be adept at applying theremedy from the Islamic perspective; what should beremedy from the Islamic perspective; what should beprioritized (prioritized (AWLAWIYATAWLAWIYAT); how much i.e. quantum, between); how much i.e. quantum, betweenTABSHIRTABSHIR (encouragement) and(encouragement) and TANDZIRTANDZIR (warning), etc.(warning), etc.I know of people using corporate method as in PR (publicI know of people using corporate method as in PR (publicrelations), while they seemed to know nothing at all (clueless)relations), while they seemed to know nothing at all (clueless)ofof FIQHUD-DA’WAHFIQHUD-DA’WAH & its& its UUSSULUL (principles). This is(principles). This isinappropriate and utterly devoid of Adab.inappropriate and utterly devoid of Adab.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  44. 44. People are of various types. Some may be in a state ofPeople are of various types. Some may be in a state of“heedlessness” (“heedlessness” (GHAFLAHGHAFLAH). If so, what kind of remedy should). If so, what kind of remedy shouldbe given to them? Some may be distracted, so how do yoube given to them? Some may be distracted, so how do youcounter distraction? Some are being deceived (counter distraction? Some are being deceived (GHUURURGHUURUR),),then what is the way to tackle this? You see, there are eventhen what is the way to tackle this? You see, there are eveninstances where the application of each of the remedy isinstances where the application of each of the remedy isdifferent or even unique, according to each individual “different or even unique, according to each individual “MAD-’UMAD-’U”. Yet, it can be appropriately prescribed and applied by one”. Yet, it can be appropriately prescribed and applied by onewho is trained, as a “who is trained, as a “DA-’IDA-’I ”. So, that’s why I can’t simply give”. So, that’s why I can’t simply giveyou a kind of, model answer, as though it can fit all people inyou a kind of, model answer, as though it can fit all people inevery situation. No, it doesn’t happen like that.every situation. No, it doesn’t happen like that.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  45. 45. TWO KINDS OF DA’I BEING TRAINEDTWO KINDS OF DA’I BEING TRAINED•Because I remember, even in da’wah, i.e. the methodology ofBecause I remember, even in da’wah, i.e. the methodology ofda’wah in our midst, there are two approaches or types ofda’wah in our midst, there are two approaches or types ofdevelopment of “development of “DA-’IDA-’I ” (plural is “” (plural is “DU-’ATDU-’AT ”).”).•I follow the traditional method, where the training of a da-’i is toI follow the traditional method, where the training of a da-’i is totrain them to become knowledgeable (both of the religious sciencestrain them to become knowledgeable (both of the religious sciences(‘(‘ULUM AL-DEENULUM AL-DEEN ) as well as other relevant worldly sciences (‘) as well as other relevant worldly sciences (‘ULUMULUMAL-UKHRAAL-UKHRA ), to be wise and skilful in the sciences of da’wah (), to be wise and skilful in the sciences of da’wah (‘ULUM‘ULUMAD-DA’WAH, USULUD-DA’WAH, FIQHUD-DA’WAH,AD-DA’WAH, USULUD-DA’WAH, FIQHUD-DA’WAH, etc.)...etc.)...All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  46. 46. TWO KINDS OF DA’I BEING TRAINEDTWO KINDS OF DA’I BEING TRAINEDBut unfortunately, there are other models that areBut unfortunately, there are other models that areconventionally being used by certain groups. And this seems to beconventionally being used by certain groups. And this seems to bethe most popular. Even now, there are those who try to innovatethe most popular. Even now, there are those who try to innovateincorporating trends and approaches, sometimes imitatingincorporating trends and approaches, sometimes imitatingcorporate sales ‘corporate sales ‘gimmicksgimmicks’, popular techniques they have learnt’, popular techniques they have learntfrom “from “motivational gurusmotivational gurus” or simply copy or adopt other religions’” or simply copy or adopt other religions’evangelical approaches etc.evangelical approaches etc.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  47. 47. TWO KINDS OF DA’I BEING TRAINEDTWO KINDS OF DA’I BEING TRAINEDSome still think that Da’wah can be equated or likened as a formSome still think that Da’wah can be equated or likened as a formof “of “sellingselling” or “” or “salessales.” Thus, their “.” Thus, their “Du’at training coursesDu’at training courses””resembles that of the training of sales-person. It is this modelresembles that of the training of sales-person. It is this modelwhich generally I would call “which generally I would call “training of the mould-castertraining of the mould-caster”. Let me”. Let meelaborate.elaborate.For “For “mould-castermould-caster” type training: is that they come here, and” type training: is that they come here, andthen the trainer show them how to approach a situation with athen the trainer show them how to approach a situation with aparticular model.particular model.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  48. 48. TWO KINDS OF DA’I BEING TRAINEDTWO KINDS OF DA’I BEING TRAINEDParticipant try to imitate this model way, perhaps they would beParticipant try to imitate this model way, perhaps they would begiven “twenty questions”, or on how to handle FAQ (Frequentlygiven “twenty questions”, or on how to handle FAQ (FrequentlyAsked Questions), perhaps preparing them on how to answerAsked Questions), perhaps preparing them on how to answerthem, thinking that with these they are prepared to go back andthem, thinking that with these they are prepared to go back anddo Da’wah!do Da’wah!I call this the training of “I call this the training of “mould-castersmould-casters”.”.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  49. 49. TWO KINDS OF DA’I BEING TRAINEDTWO KINDS OF DA’I BEING TRAINEDThis is to be distinguished (differentiated) from the traditionalThis is to be distinguished (differentiated) from the traditionalDa’wah training which, comparatively, I would term it “Da’wah training which, comparatively, I would term it “training oftraining ofthe Artist or artisanthe Artist or artisan.”.”The mould-caster is like “The mould-caster is like “training the sales-personstraining the sales-persons”, whereas”, whereasthe traditional method is “the traditional method is “the nurturing and development ofthe nurturing and development ofambassadorsambassadors”.”.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  50. 50. ““MOULD-CASTER’S TRAINING” - SALESMANMOULD-CASTER’S TRAINING” - SALESMANWhat is the difference between the mould-caster and theWhat is the difference between the mould-caster and thetraditional training which is to be trained as artisan or artist?traditional training which is to be trained as artisan or artist?Both of them may come and learn from the same master artistBoth of them may come and learn from the same master artistworking on his masterpiece.working on his masterpiece.This masterpiece became, sort of a model of how the artistThis masterpiece became, sort of a model of how the artistapplied his skill and genius.applied his skill and genius.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  51. 51. ““MOULD-CASTER’S TRAINING” - SALESMANMOULD-CASTER’S TRAINING” - SALESMANThe mould-caster is interested only in the model, the endThe mould-caster is interested only in the model, the endproduct which had been produced; therefore he makes a mouldproduct which had been produced; therefore he makes a mouldout of that model. With the mould, he then goes around to doout of that model. With the mould, he then goes around to do“Da’wah” by trying to make duplicates of everybody he“Da’wah” by trying to make duplicates of everybody heencounters. He would approach whoever he is doing Da’wah to, byencounters. He would approach whoever he is doing Da’wah to, byputting them into the mould, to make them somehow to fit. If theputting them into the mould, to make them somehow to fit. If thematerial happens to be longer or larger than the mould, he wouldmaterial happens to be longer or larger than the mould, he wouldnot hesitate to cut or trim that material just so it fits!not hesitate to cut or trim that material just so it fits!All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  52. 52. ““MOULD-CASTER’S TRAINING” - SALESMANMOULD-CASTER’S TRAINING” - SALESMANAnd from this, more mould-casters are replicated or just like theAnd from this, more mould-casters are replicated or just like thefast-food syndrome, “mass-produced” within a short period offast-food syndrome, “mass-produced” within a short period oftime. Amazingly, far shorter time than what it takes their mastertime. Amazingly, far shorter time than what it takes their master(the skilled artist of the original masterpiece), took to train them.(the skilled artist of the original masterpiece), took to train them.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  53. 53. ““TRAINING OF REAL ARTIST”- AMBASSADORTRAINING OF REAL ARTIST”- AMBASSADORReal learning and training in Da’wah should be as one who is toReal learning and training in Da’wah should be as one who is tobecome an artisan or artist, not a mould-caster. The student, whenbecome an artisan or artist, not a mould-caster. The student, whenhe saw the master making the model, he learns the technique,he saw the master making the model, he learns the technique,skills, absorbing whatever explanations and wisdom from theskills, absorbing whatever explanations and wisdom from themaster as to how he deals with the material he’s working on, evenmaster as to how he deals with the material he’s working on, evento understand how to identify what kinds of raw materials to beto understand how to identify what kinds of raw materials to beexpected.expected.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  54. 54. ““TRAINING OF REAL ARTIST”- AMBASSADORTRAINING OF REAL ARTIST”- AMBASSADOREven after the master had completed the master-piece, theEven after the master had completed the master-piece, thestudent knows this is just an example of the end result of applyingstudent knows this is just an example of the end result of applyingthe knowledge and skill. Now that he has learnt, he would gothe knowledge and skill. Now that he has learnt, he would goaround without the need for mould because he is now skilful. Hearound without the need for mould because he is now skilful. Heknows how to deal with whatever material given to him. He canknows how to deal with whatever material given to him. He canactually make or fashion them accordingly, very unlike the mould-actually make or fashion them accordingly, very unlike the mould-caster. His end “product” may not be as good as his master’s, yetcaster. His end “product” may not be as good as his master’s, yethe is a genuine artist.he is a genuine artist.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  55. 55. ““TRAINING OF REAL ARTIST”- AMBASSADORTRAINING OF REAL ARTIST”- AMBASSADORWhereas, the mould-caster may pride and brag at how close hisWhereas, the mould-caster may pride and brag at how close hisproduct resembles that which the master produced, yet he andproduct resembles that which the master produced, yet he andothers would know, that he is a fake – pretending to be an artist.others would know, that he is a fake – pretending to be an artist.The training with the traditional method is admittedly, veryThe training with the traditional method is admittedly, verytedious and long, and not many people can even be successful intedious and long, and not many people can even be successful inthe end, but this has been the tested training since the past.the end, but this has been the tested training since the past.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  56. 56. ““TRAINING OF REAL ARTIST”- AMBASSADORTRAINING OF REAL ARTIST”- AMBASSADORIt is because you are training a da’i as an ambassador to Islam,It is because you are training a da’i as an ambassador to Islam,such long duration is expected whereas producing mould caster issuch long duration is expected whereas producing mould caster isto mass produce salesman. We make no apology for using thisto mass produce salesman. We make no apology for using thiscomparison, and we must warn that to compromise on thiscomparison, and we must warn that to compromise on this(changing from ambassador training to salesman type training)(changing from ambassador training to salesman type training)would undermine the future quality of our “Du’at”.would undermine the future quality of our “Du’at”.We should know the huge difference between training ofWe should know the huge difference between training ofsalesman and ambassador.salesman and ambassador.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  57. 57. ““TRAINING OF REAL ARTIST”- AMBASSADORTRAINING OF REAL ARTIST”- AMBASSADORI do not intend to discourage any one from participating orI do not intend to discourage any one from participating orassisting in the work of Da’wah. It is only so that we should notassisting in the work of Da’wah. It is only so that we should notbecome pretentious and disregard the traditional approach tobecome pretentious and disregard the traditional approach toDa’wah training, lest without the appropriate development, weDa’wah training, lest without the appropriate development, wemay wittingly or unwittingly, end up usurping the position of themay wittingly or unwittingly, end up usurping the position of thetrue “Du’at”.true “Du’at”.Just like at national level – although we may assist in the work orJust like at national level – although we may assist in the work orprogramme of the embassy, but this must not lead us to pretendprogramme of the embassy, but this must not lead us to pretendassuming the role of the ambassador.assuming the role of the ambassador.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  58. 58. ““TRAINING OF REAL ARTIST”- AMBASSADORTRAINING OF REAL ARTIST”- AMBASSADORSo, even if you are not yet a Da’i, what you can do is to assist thisSo, even if you are not yet a Da’i, what you can do is to assist thiswork with knowledge that you yourself has acquired. This shouldwork with knowledge that you yourself has acquired. This shouldbe regarded as sharing, not as yet Dawah. And to get directionbe regarded as sharing, not as yet Dawah. And to get directionand continuous training in Da’wah is to done.and continuous training in Da’wah is to done.The saying: “The saying: “You must help yourself before you can help othersYou must help yourself before you can help others””is very true. The Chinese saying goes: “is very true. The Chinese saying goes: “Give a man a fish; you feedGive a man a fish; you feedhim for a day. But teach a man to fish, then you are feeding himhim for a day. But teach a man to fish, then you are feeding himfor the rest of his lifefor the rest of his life.”.”All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  59. 59. ““TRAINING OF REAL ARTIST”- AMBASSADORTRAINING OF REAL ARTIST”- AMBASSADORSo in not directly giving you a kind of model answer to theSo in not directly giving you a kind of model answer to theproblem you asked, I hope to direct you to “problem you asked, I hope to direct you to “take up fishing rathertake up fishing ratherthan just giving you a fishthan just giving you a fish”. At the very least, you show love and”. At the very least, you show love andgenuine concern towards your fellow Muslim brothers or sistersgenuine concern towards your fellow Muslim brothers or sisterswhich you wish to assist.which you wish to assist.Your showing concern itself is very important. If we cannot makeYour showing concern itself is very important. If we cannot makeDa’wah as a “Du’at” – caller to Islam, propagator-, every MuslimDa’wah as a “Du’at” – caller to Islam, propagator-, every Muslimcan be “du’at” in another sense – as one calling to Allah incan be “du’at” in another sense – as one calling to Allah insupplication (du’a).supplication (du’a).All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  60. 60. ““TRAINING OF REAL ARTIST”- AMBASSADORTRAINING OF REAL ARTIST”- AMBASSADORYes! you can also help them through making du’a (supplicateYes! you can also help them through making du’a (supplicateAllah) for them. Don’t forget to du’a for them; the power of du’aAllah) for them. Don’t forget to du’a for them; the power of du’aindeed is very powerful.indeed is very powerful.Remember this and don’t despair.Remember this and don’t despair.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  61. 61. ““Invite with Wisdom (bil-Hikmah)Invite with Wisdom (bil-Hikmah)not with the Law (bil-Ahkam)”not with the Law (bil-Ahkam)”61AND IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBERAND IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBERAll Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  62. 62. A Sister (revert/convert) once posed this question :“How does one do “Dawah” to our close ones(siblings/relatives)? I find this rather to be moredifficult than making “Dawah” towards a stranger.Yet, we must never neglect them.”All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  63. 63. Yes! Many do find it rather difficult to "Dawah" (call or invite) ownsiblings / relatives / spouses, as compared to doing same towardspeople whom they barely know.Yet, when we merely view our effort at only providing sincere advise -unassuming i.e. by not trying to be talking from a higher pedestal (as ifthey assume the role of Dai - as one having authority who is doingDawah), it becomes much easier. And we should offer it to our closeones routinely as part of our interaction with them.When this becomes our disposition (Akhlaq), things will get easier.The Sincere AdviceAll Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  64. 64. If we have never been known to give advise, to make a start (i.e. as newIf we have never been known to give advise, to make a start (i.e. as newbeginning to how we would behave with them), it may be initially notbeginning to how we would behave with them), it may be initially noteasily received unless they see sincerity and earnestness on our part.easily received unless they see sincerity and earnestness on our part.Also, because of familiarity, advice when given must be seen as seriousAlso, because of familiarity, advice when given must be seen as seriousdifferentiated from our other casual mood towards them e.g. joking,differentiated from our other casual mood towards them e.g. joking,teasing or the teasing or the manja-manjamanja-manja moods. moods.Their familiarity and personal knowledge of us may be a baggage,Their familiarity and personal knowledge of us may be a baggage,because they will instinctively judge our advice firstly on how much it isbecause they will instinctively judge our advice firstly on how much it isbeing practiced in ourselves. Whereas for strangers, they do not know usbeing practiced in ourselves. Whereas for strangers, they do not know usthat intimately and thus it is comparatively easier.that intimately and thus it is comparatively easier.The Sincere AdviceAll Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  65. 65. To yourTo your questionquestion : "How do we help them, when we ourselves are: "How do we help them, when we ourselves arestruggling?"struggling?"MyMy responseresponse is: " We first and foremost make our struggling to be ais: " We first and foremost make our struggling to be agood servant of Allah as the focus in our life - our main objective - not ingood servant of Allah as the focus in our life - our main objective - not inour trying to help them!“our trying to help them!“We ourselves must begin with our makingWe ourselves must begin with our making TAUBAHTAUBAH (Repentance). This is(Repentance). This isso that our efforts to reform are merely an extension of our returning toso that our efforts to reform are merely an extension of our returning toAllah SWT. Only then can our words and efforts be said to come fromAllah SWT. Only then can our words and efforts be said to come fromour hearts (soul) – my mentor once advised me :our hearts (soul) – my mentor once advised me : “Speak from the heart“Speak from the heartand, insha-Allah, only then Allah will make it to reach another heartand, insha-Allah, only then Allah will make it to reach another heart(soul).”(soul).”The Sincere AdviceAll Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  66. 66. Helping them is only incidental, by way of our hope that whatever goodHelping them is only incidental, by way of our hope that whatever goodwe want for ourselves, we also wish them to benefit the same. In factwe want for ourselves, we also wish them to benefit the same. In factthis principle has Quranic basis for Allah warns:this principle has Quranic basis for Allah warns: The Sincere Advice"Do ye enjoin right conduct on the people andforget (to practise it) yourselves and yet yestudy the Scripture? Will ye not understand?”(Qur’an: Baqarah: 2:44)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  67. 67. This is called, Dawah by example. This is less intimidating towards them,This is called, Dawah by example. This is less intimidating towards them,and we will maintain our humility, insha-Allah. It does not really matterand we will maintain our humility, insha-Allah. It does not really matterwhether we are youngest or oldest.whether we are youngest or oldest.When we direct any criticism and advice towards ourselves - otherWhen we direct any criticism and advice towards ourselves - otherpeople will less likely be offended, If you can do this, being patient inpeople will less likely be offended, If you can do this, being patient ingiving the advise (by focussing with your own struggling) even if it begiving the advise (by focussing with your own struggling) even if it besmall or little but accompanied by our prayers, with our thoughts eversmall or little but accompanied by our prayers, with our thoughts evermindful upon how we shall have to meet Allah (Taqwa) - this itself is themindful upon how we shall have to meet Allah (Taqwa) - this itself is thekind of help prescribed by Allah s.w.t. that guarantees His Divinekind of help prescribed by Allah s.w.t. that guarantees His Divineintervention.intervention.The Sincere AdviceAll Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  68. 68. Allah has enjoined upon us this:Allah has enjoined upon us this:The Sincere Advice" Nay seek (Allahs) help with patient perseverance and" Nay seek (Allahs) help with patient perseverance andprayer: it is indeed hard, except to those who are humble.prayer: it is indeed hard, except to those who are humble.Who bear in mind the certainty that they are to meet theirWho bear in mind the certainty that they are to meet theirLord, and that they are to return to Him.”Lord, and that they are to return to Him.”((Qur’an: Baqarah:2: 45-46Qur’an: Baqarah:2: 45-46)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  69. 69. Do not worry about whether your approach can or cannot be effectiveDo not worry about whether your approach can or cannot be effectivetowards making them heed the advice - this is the concern of Allahtowards making them heed the advice - this is the concern of Allah(Allah Guides, not us). Put you trust in Allah, not your effort.(Allah Guides, not us). Put you trust in Allah, not your effort.And, yes nobody ever claim themselves to be a good example - that isAnd, yes nobody ever claim themselves to be a good example - that ishumility! So sister, you are not alone in this.humility! So sister, you are not alone in this.As to your worry that "As to your worry that "Time may not have the patience for usTime may not have the patience for us", rest", restassured of Allahs generosity towards His servants as reported, thatassured of Allahs generosity towards His servants as reported, thatwhen a Believer embarked upon a good (righteous) deed sincerely forwhen a Believer embarked upon a good (righteous) deed sincerely forAllah, even if he is unable to complete the deed, Allah will reward him asAllah, even if he is unable to complete the deed, Allah will reward him asthough it has been perfectly completed!though it has been perfectly completed!The Sincere AdviceAll Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))WALLAAHU A’LAMWALLAAHU A’LAM
  70. 70. EMULATE THEEMULATE THEPROPHETIC WISDOMPROPHETIC WISDOMAll Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  71. 71. ““ And not equal are the good deed and the bad. RepelAnd not equal are the good deed and the bad. Repel[evil] by that [deed] which is better; and thereupon the[evil] by that [deed] which is better; and thereupon theone whom between you and him is enmity [will become]one whom between you and him is enmity [will become]as though he was a devoted friend. But none is grantedas though he was a devoted friend. But none is grantedit except those who are patient, and none is granted itit except those who are patient, and none is granted itexcept one having a great portion [of good].”except one having a great portion [of good].”((Qur’an : Fussilat: 41: 34-35Qur’an : Fussilat: 41: 34-35))EMULATE THEEMULATE THEPROPHETIC WISDOMPROPHETIC WISDOMAll Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  72. 72. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))We the prophets are commanded toWe the prophets are commanded to placeplace peoplepeopleaccording to their stationaccording to their station and toand to speakspeak unto themunto themin accordance with theirin accordance with their intellectual capacity.intellectual capacity.((Hadith reported by Abu Dawud from A’isyah r.aHadith reported by Abu Dawud from A’isyah r.a.).)EMULATE THEEMULATE THEPROPHETIC WISDOMPROPHETIC WISDOM
  73. 73. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))““The best onesThe best ones amongst you is the person who makes youramongst you is the person who makes yourremember Allahremember Allah when you look upon himwhen you look upon him; and; and whenever hewhenever hespeaksspeaks it increases you your knowledge (of the Deen), andit increases you your knowledge (of the Deen), and withwithhis deedshis deeds it inspires (motivates) you to strive for your Hereafter.”it inspires (motivates) you to strive for your Hereafter.”((Hadith reported by Hakim from Ibnu ‘Umar r.aHadith reported by Hakim from Ibnu ‘Umar r.a.).)EMULATE THEEMULATE THEPROPHETIC WISDOMPROPHETIC WISDOM
  74. 74. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))WISDOMWISDOM : INDISPENSIBLE REQUIREMENT FOR: INDISPENSIBLE REQUIREMENT FORDA’WAHDA’WAH
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