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Presentation by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail
for Muslim Society of SMU – ...
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IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,
MOST COMPASSIONATE,
MOST MERCIFUL.
MUQADDIMAH
(AN...
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IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,
MOST COMPASSIONATE,
MOST MERCIFUL.
MUQADDIMAH
(AN...
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IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,
MOST COMPASSIONATE,
MOST MERCIFUL.
MUQADDIMAH
(AN...
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TA’ARUFTA’ARUF
I am merely a perpetual student of IslamI am merely a pe...
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IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,
MOST COMPASSIONATE,
MOST MERCIFUL.
These are the ...
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“Allah suffices me and the best to Protect!
Glory be to You (O Allah), ...
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IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,
MOST COMPASSIONATE,
MOST MERCIFUL.
A POSERA POSER::
What do you call this numerals as ?What do you call this numerals as ?
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101 2 3 4 5 6 7...
A POSERA POSER::

Actually, these numerals -Actually, these numerals - originallyoriginally
were rediscovered by the Musl...
A POSERA POSER::
"The wise statement (AL-HIKMAH) is the
lost property of the believer, so wherever
he finds it, then he is...
A POSERA POSER::
 Amongst their discovery was the manner numbers were written usingAmongst their discovery was the manner...
A POSERA POSER::
.
Concept of zero
(SIFAR)
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 Actually, there areActually, there are many more Wisdom from ancient pastmany more Wisdom f...
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““AND THEY say, "Be Jews" - or, "Christians" - and youAND THEY say, "Be Jews" - or, "Christians" - and you
shall be on the...
In todays context, there are many religious group which seek followersIn todays context, there are many religious group wh...
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““Say: "O followers of earlier revelation (Say: "O followers of earlier revelation (AHLUL-KITAABAHLUL-KITAAB)!)!
Come unto...
In this verse, it contains the command for Muslim to actively engage inIn this verse, it contains the command for Muslim t...
Indeed, Abraham wasIndeed, Abraham was a [comprehensive] leader * (UMMATAN)a [comprehensive] leader * (UMMATAN),,
devoutly...
Allah SWT referred to Prophet Ibrahim a.s. as :Allah SWT referred to Prophet Ibrahim a.s. as :
UMMATANUMMATAN - here it me...
““He (Abraham) rendered thanks to Allah (He (Abraham) rendered thanks to Allah (SHAAKIRANSHAAKIRAN) for His) for His
bount...
Another important characteristic (traits) which Allah SWT highlights here isAnother important characteristic (traits) whic...
The key toThe key to
succeed in this test as wellsucceed in this test as well
as to deserve achievingas to deserve achievi...
““We bestowed good upon him (Abraham) in this world, andWe bestowed good upon him (Abraham) in this world, and
in the Here...
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In this verse Allah encapsulates, through the life and striving ofIn thi...
"Our Lord, give us in this world [that which is] good and in the Hereafter
[that which is] good and protect us from the pu...
““Then We revealed to you (O Muhammad): "Follow the wayThen We revealed to you (O Muhammad): "Follow the way
of Abrahamof ...
Just so that the People of the Book do not misconstrue, Allah SWTJust so that the People of the Book do not misconstrue, A...
““As for the Sabbath,As for the Sabbath, it was made incumbent only on thoseit was made incumbent only on those
who differ...
Some people may bring in the contention about the difference ofSome people may bring in the contention about the differenc...
““(O Prophet), call (invite them all) to the way of your Lord with(O Prophet), call (invite them all) to the way of your L...
This is one of the most important aspect of our Prophet Muhammad’sThis is one of the most important aspect of our Prophet ...
“…“… andand JAA-DIL-HUMJAA-DIL-HUM (reason, argue) with them ((reason, argue) with them (HIYA AHIYA AHHSANSAN) in) in
the ...
And the nature may require engagement and confrontation, thusAnd the nature may require engagement and confrontation, thus...
““If you take retribution, then do so in proportion to the wrong doneIf you take retribution, then do so in proportion to ...
““AndAnd bear with patiencebear with patience, (O Muhammad) - and your, (O Muhammad) - and your patiencepatience
is only b...
““For surely Allah is with those who hold Him inFor surely Allah is with those who hold Him in
fear (fear (TAQWATAQWA) and...
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Hey .. Are we going in the right direction?
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““AndAnd We made them (Prophets as) leaders, guiding (men) by OurWe made...
““And remember that Abraham was tried by his Lord with certainAnd remember that Abraham was tried by his Lord with certain...
(Abraham said) "Our Lord! send amongst them(Abraham said) "Our Lord! send amongst them a Messengera Messenger
of their own...
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““It is He (Allah) Who has sent amongst the Unlettered aIt is He (Allah) Who has sent amongst the Unlettered a
messenger (...
“for We assuredly sent
amongst every nation, (other nations)
a Messenger”
(Q: Nahl : 16:36)
JOHN THE BAPTIST (Yahya)
ADAM
...
“for We assuredly sent
amongst every nation, (other nations)
a Messenger”
(Q: Nahl : 16:36)
JOHN THE BAPTIST (Yahya)
ADAM
...
“for We assuredly sent
amongst every nation, (other nations)
a Messenger”
(Q: Nahl : 16:36)
JOHN THE BAPTIST (Yahya)
MUHAM...
““O People of the Scripture,O People of the Scripture, there has come to you Ourthere has come to you Our
Messenger (MUHAM...
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““(I ask You) O Allah! Guide my people(I ask You) O Allah! Guide my people
for they do not know.”for they do not know.”
• ...
"Oh, my Allah! To Thee I raise my hand to complain of the
feebleness of my strength, of my lack of resources and of my bei...
Not in the least do I care for anything except that I may have Thy
protection for myself.
I seek shelter in Your light - T...
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HisHis ‫ﷺ‬ response to the angels.response to the angels.
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grant us the ability to follo...
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O...
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who are (always) ...
Not of those who are astray andNot of those who are astray and
who lead people astray.who lead people astray.
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with Your Guidancewith Your Guidance..
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towards what pleases You.towards what pleases You.
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And do not let us be protected (by others)And do not let us be protected (by others)
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And do not make us to be of those who differ fromAnd do not make us to be of those who differ from
Your command and who ar...
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for He is the Best Protectorfor He is the Best Protector
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  1. 1. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)) Presentation by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail for Muslim Society of SMU – Singapore Management University.” Tuesday , 25 August 2015 – @ 7.30 pm venue: SMU Bras Basah Road, Singapore IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH Reflection on a Qur’anic MessageReflection on a Qur’anic Message : As we are about to enter the month of: As we are about to enter the month of DzulHijjah when the rites ofDzulHijjah when the rites of HAJJHAJJ and also the Festival of Sacrificeand also the Festival of Sacrifice EID-UL-EID-UL- AD-HAAD-HA are celebrated, we must be reminded of exemplary struggle ofare celebrated, we must be reminded of exemplary struggle of Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) a.s. What can we learn?Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) a.s. What can we learn? Qur’an : An-Nahl: 16: 120
  2. 2. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)) IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. MUQADDIMAH (AN INTRODUCTION)Firstly, I am aware that the topic given to me to speak to you isFirstly, I am aware that the topic given to me to speak to you is ““TIDING THROUGH UNIVERSITY AS A MUSLIMTIDING THROUGH UNIVERSITY AS A MUSLIM”.”. Initially, I was agreeable to this as I may have previouslyInitially, I was agreeable to this as I may have previously delivered something generally for undergrads of NUSMS. Yetdelivered something generally for undergrads of NUSMS. Yet when I reflected further on hindsight, perhaps this time itwhen I reflected further on hindsight, perhaps this time it would be too presumptuous for me to specifically address thewould be too presumptuous for me to specifically address the topic which requires one who has relevant experience ,topic which requires one who has relevant experience , because :because : [1] For myself, I have never experienced life as a student in any[1] For myself, I have never experienced life as a student in any University. So how then can I be giving advise on ‘tiding throughUniversity. So how then can I be giving advise on ‘tiding through it‘?;it‘?; [2] Also the topic imply as though being a Muslim in our society (not[2] Also the topic imply as though being a Muslim in our society (not just in the school or university) it has to be regarded asjust in the school or university) it has to be regarded as problematic or at odds just because we are Muslims, thereforeproblematic or at odds just because we are Muslims, therefore requiring some ‘tiding over’ on our part.requiring some ‘tiding over’ on our part.
  3. 3. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)) IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. MUQADDIMAH (AN INTRODUCTION)Firstly, I am aware that the topic given to me to speak to you isFirstly, I am aware that the topic given to me to speak to you is “TIDING THROUGH UNIVERSITY AS A MUSLIM”.“TIDING THROUGH UNIVERSITY AS A MUSLIM”. [3] I am one who passionately believe and advocate that to strive to[3] I am one who passionately believe and advocate that to strive to be ‘be ‘a Muslim in our lifea Muslim in our life’ in any context or situation, should be’ in any context or situation, should be as natural as breathing the air.as natural as breathing the air. When breathingWhen breathing, I do not have, I do not have to always be too self conscious about it “do I ? ” . So just do theto always be too self conscious about it “do I ? ” . So just do the necessary, be natural as you should in breathing - and benecessary, be natural as you should in breathing - and be sincere (as Muslims too), as per required in life;sincere (as Muslims too), as per required in life; [4] that our society is one that already proclaim “[4] that our society is one that already proclaim “there must be nothere must be no discrimination regarding religious rights of its citizensdiscrimination regarding religious rights of its citizens.“.“ Therefore we should not entertain doubts or adopt an attitude ofTherefore we should not entertain doubts or adopt an attitude of mistrust towards others, or feel ‘stigmatized’ for beingmistrust towards others, or feel ‘stigmatized’ for being Muslim. This is unhealthy and can even become a ‘self-fulfillingMuslim. This is unhealthy and can even become a ‘self-fulfilling prophecy’.prophecy’.
  4. 4. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)) IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. MUQADDIMAH (AN INTRODUCTION) Also, as how I have learnt from my traditional teachersAlso, as how I have learnt from my traditional teachers of Islam, we Muslims should seek to learn beneficialof Islam, we Muslims should seek to learn beneficial knowledge which is ‘needed’, and not necessarilyknowledge which is ‘needed’, and not necessarily knowledge that we ‘wanted’. So what do we need?knowledge that we ‘wanted’. So what do we need? As we are now present in the month of ‘DzulQa’idah’ ,As we are now present in the month of ‘DzulQa’idah’ , what came to my mind is what our community shouldwhat came to my mind is what our community should be made to be aware of and the important lessonbe made to be aware of and the important lesson regarding its significance to us – when Allah SWT blessregarding its significance to us – when Allah SWT bless us tous to insha-Allahinsha-Allah meet the month of DzulHijjah.meet the month of DzulHijjah. So as Muslims – wherever we may be – I hope the topicSo as Muslims – wherever we may be – I hope the topic I chose (as substitute) to share would be more relevant,I chose (as substitute) to share would be more relevant, urgent for us to be aware andurgent for us to be aware and insha-Allahinsha-Allah benefit from.benefit from.
  5. 5. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)) TA’ARUFTA’ARUF I am merely a perpetual student of IslamI am merely a perpetual student of Islam (home-grown) who is struggling to fulfil his(home-grown) who is struggling to fulfil his duty as a Muslim – in following the way ofduty as a Muslim – in following the way of our predecessors – to learn and to serveour predecessors – to learn and to serve Allah s.w.t., and in upholding theAllah s.w.t., and in upholding the DeenDeen ofof al-Islamal-Islam throughthrough khidmahkhidmah (service) to the(service) to the ummahummah I admit though, that I am passionateI admit though, that I am passionate about Islam, Islamicabout Islam, Islamic Da’wahDa’wah and theand the education of the entireeducation of the entire ummahummah (human(human race) – as Prophet Muhammadrace) – as Prophet Muhammad ‫ﷺ‬ is tois to me, the model educator of humanity parme, the model educator of humanity par excellenceexcellence IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. MUQADDIMAH (AN INTRODUCTION)
  6. 6. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)) IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. These are the only qualification that IThese are the only qualification that I can offercan offer And because I myself am still strugglingAnd because I myself am still struggling to learn, so what I can do perhaps, isto learn, so what I can do perhaps, is only to share the little that I know as aonly to share the little that I know as a perpetual Muslim student involved inperpetual Muslim student involved in educating theeducating the UmmahUmmah, especially from, especially from the experience which Allah s.w.t. hasthe experience which Allah s.w.t. has favoured me thus far, in my learningfavoured me thus far, in my learning journey as a servant, a seeker and ajourney as a servant, a seeker and a traveller upon the path of knowledgetraveller upon the path of knowledge and wisdom.and wisdom. MUQADDIMAH (AN INTRODUCTION)
  7. 7. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)) “Allah suffices me and the best to Protect! Glory be to You (O Allah), of knowledge we have none except what You have taught us, verily, You are perfect in Knowledge, the Most Wise.” IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. MUQADDIMAH (AN INTRODUCTION) These are the only qualification that IThese are the only qualification that I can offercan offer And because I myself am still strugglingAnd because I myself am still struggling to learn, so what I can do perhaps, isto learn, so what I can do perhaps, is only to share the little that I know as aonly to share the little that I know as a perpetual Muslim student involved inperpetual Muslim student involved in educating theeducating the UmmahUmmah, especially from, especially from the experience which Allah s.w.t. hasthe experience which Allah s.w.t. has favoured me thus far, in my learningfavoured me thus far, in my learning journey as a servant, a seeker and ajourney as a servant, a seeker and a traveller upon the path of knowledgetraveller upon the path of knowledge and wisdom.and wisdom.
  8. 8. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015) IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL.
  9. 9. A POSERA POSER:: What do you call this numerals as ?What do you call this numerals as ? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Arabic numeralsArabic numerals  But the Arabs today write their numerals differently , viz. :But the Arabs today write their numerals differently , viz. : ١١٢٢٣٣٤٤٥٥٦٦٧٧٨٨٩٩١١  So, why – 1234567 … is called ‘So, why – 1234567 … is called ‘Arabic numeralsArabic numerals’ ?’ ? Because it was introduced to the whole world by the ‘Because it was introduced to the whole world by the ‘Islamic civilizationIslamic civilization’ which’ which disseminated universal learnings, with Arabic as thedisseminated universal learnings, with Arabic as the lingua francalingua franca.. TASAWWUR ISLAMTASAWWUR ISLAM All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015) ..
  10. 10. A POSERA POSER::  Actually, these numerals -Actually, these numerals - originallyoriginally were rediscovered by the Muslim scholars who went to the sub-were rediscovered by the Muslim scholars who went to the sub- continent which they gave the namecontinent which they gave the name HINDHIND (India). There, in following the(India). There, in following the teaching of Islam, they sought out and studied their ancient sciences andteaching of Islam, they sought out and studied their ancient sciences and wisdoms.wisdoms. TASAWWUR ISLAMTASAWWUR ISLAM All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
  11. 11. A POSERA POSER:: "The wise statement (AL-HIKMAH) is the lost property of the believer, so wherever he finds it, then he is more worthy of it.“ (Hadith reported by Tirmidzi) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 TASAWWUR ISLAMTASAWWUR ISLAM All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)  Actually, these numerals -Actually, these numerals - originallyoriginally were rediscovered by the Muslim scholars who went to the sub-were rediscovered by the Muslim scholars who went to the sub- continent which they gave the namecontinent which they gave the name HINDHIND (India). There, in following the(India). There, in following the teaching of Islam, they sought out and studied their ancient sciences andteaching of Islam, they sought out and studied their ancient sciences and wisdoms.wisdoms.
  12. 12. A POSERA POSER::  Amongst their discovery was the manner numbers were written usingAmongst their discovery was the manner numbers were written using the number of ‘angles’ as the sign to indicate its given value.the number of ‘angles’ as the sign to indicate its given value. Thus:Thus: TASAWWUR ISLAMTASAWWUR ISLAM All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)  Actually, these numerals -Actually, these numerals - originallyoriginally were rediscovered by the Muslim scholars who went to the sub-were rediscovered by the Muslim scholars who went to the sub- continent which they gave the namecontinent which they gave the name HINDHIND (India). There, in following the(India). There, in following the teaching of Islam, they sought out and studied their ancient sciences andteaching of Islam, they sought out and studied their ancient sciences and wisdoms.wisdoms. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
  13. 13. A POSERA POSER:: . Concept of zero (SIFAR) TASAWWUR ISLAMTASAWWUR ISLAM All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015) hence to concept of decimals  Amongst their discovery was the manner numbers were written usingAmongst their discovery was the manner numbers were written using the number of ‘angles’ as the sign to indicate its given value.the number of ‘angles’ as the sign to indicate its given value. Thus:Thus: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Actually, these numerals -Actually, these numerals - originallyoriginally were rediscovered by the Muslim scholars who went to the sub-were rediscovered by the Muslim scholars who went to the sub- continent which they gave the namecontinent which they gave the name HINDHIND (India). There, in following the(India). There, in following the teaching of Islam, they sought out and studied their ancient sciences andteaching of Islam, they sought out and studied their ancient sciences and wisdoms.wisdoms.
  14. 14. TASAWWUR ISLAMTASAWWUR ISLAM  Actually, there areActually, there are many more Wisdom from ancient pastmany more Wisdom from ancient past which our Prophetwhich our Prophet MuhammadMuhammad ‫ﷺ‬ was sent for, to re-assert and share its goodness to allwas sent for, to re-assert and share its goodness to all mankind.mankind.  The most important of them is theThe most important of them is the DEENDEEN (total way of life) of(total way of life) of AL-ISLAMAL-ISLAM (Submission and surrender to Allah) founded upon(Submission and surrender to Allah) founded upon TAUTAUHHEEDEED, the creed of all, the creed of all prophets especially the Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) a.s. because this is mostprophets especially the Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) a.s. because this is most relevant especially to remind therelevant especially to remind the AHLUL-KITAAB (People of the Book – thoseAHLUL-KITAAB (People of the Book – those who acknowledge him as the Patriarch of Monotheistic faith)who acknowledge him as the Patriarch of Monotheistic faith)..  Even Islamaphobes and deniers of the Last Prophet MuhammadEven Islamaphobes and deniers of the Last Prophet Muhammad ‫ﷺ‬ - among them, must be invited to look at Abraham a.s. and consider the verymust be invited to look at Abraham a.s. and consider the very close tradition and affinity of both of them in their mission and teachings.close tradition and affinity of both of them in their mission and teachings. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
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  17. 17. ““AND THEY say, "Be Jews" - or, "Christians" - and youAND THEY say, "Be Jews" - or, "Christians" - and you shall be on the right path."shall be on the right path." Say : "Say : "Nay, but [ours is] the creed of AbrahamNay, but [ours is] the creed of Abraham, who, who turned away from all that is false, and was not of thoseturned away from all that is false, and was not of those who ascribe divinity to aught besides God (Allah).who ascribe divinity to aught besides God (Allah).”” ((Qur’an : al- Baqarah : 2 : 135Qur’an : al- Baqarah : 2 : 135)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  18. 18. In todays context, there are many religious group which seek followersIn todays context, there are many religious group which seek followers or adherents through various means. Most prominent of them are fromor adherents through various means. Most prominent of them are from the evangelical Christians.the evangelical Christians. Just like Islam which also is a missionary religion, they are justified inJust like Islam which also is a missionary religion, they are justified in wanting to share their faith with others . Yet, some of their assertionswanting to share their faith with others . Yet, some of their assertions and claims cannot be left unchallenged as we Muslims are commandedand claims cannot be left unchallenged as we Muslims are commanded to engage them in seeking for the truth and confront any falsehood.to engage them in seeking for the truth and confront any falsehood. As to which of these religion (Judaism/Christianity/Islam) is earlier, itAs to which of these religion (Judaism/Christianity/Islam) is earlier, it has no real validity without analyzing their teachings – whether, theyhas no real validity without analyzing their teachings – whether, they are in conformity or not, to one of the greatest Prophet acknowledgedare in conformity or not, to one of the greatest Prophet acknowledged by all the three religions. The Patriarch Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) a.s.by all the three religions. The Patriarch Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) a.s. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
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  20. 20. ““Say: "O followers of earlier revelation (Say: "O followers of earlier revelation (AHLUL-KITAABAHLUL-KITAAB)!)! Come unto that tenet which we and you hold in common:Come unto that tenet which we and you hold in common: that we shall worship none but Allah (God), and that we shallthat we shall worship none but Allah (God), and that we shall not ascribe divinity to aught beside Him, and that we shallnot ascribe divinity to aught beside Him, and that we shall not take human beings for our lords beside Allah (God)."not take human beings for our lords beside Allah (God)." AndAnd if they turn away, then say: "Bear witness that it is we whoif they turn away, then say: "Bear witness that it is we who have surrendered ourselves unto Him (have surrendered ourselves unto Him ( AL-MUSLIMUNAL-MUSLIMUN ).”).” ((Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 64Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 64)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  21. 21. In this verse, it contains the command for Muslim to actively engage inIn this verse, it contains the command for Muslim to actively engage in inviting (calling) the People of the Book (Jews & Christians) to the mostinviting (calling) the People of the Book (Jews & Christians) to the most basic and fundamental Truth to the claim of ‘Monotheism’ – we preferbasic and fundamental Truth to the claim of ‘Monotheism’ – we prefer to use the specific termto use the specific term TAUTAUHHEEDEED (which is not synonymously equal to(which is not synonymously equal to ‘monotheism’ as is understood today) - because such is also their claim‘monotheism’ as is understood today) - because such is also their claim to being rooted to the Abrahamic tradition yet whose teaching is in factto being rooted to the Abrahamic tradition yet whose teaching is in fact TAUTAUHHEEDEED.. Obviously, they have deviated from the truth when we scrutinize theirObviously, they have deviated from the truth when we scrutinize their theological doctrines – (one, for making God to be exclusive to a race;theological doctrines – (one, for making God to be exclusive to a race; while the other, of introducing a mysterious triune doctrine).while the other, of introducing a mysterious triune doctrine). What is pertinent is for Muslims to realize that this command is to beWhat is pertinent is for Muslims to realize that this command is to be conveyed to them. So ……. Are we MUSLIMS doing this?conveyed to them. So ……. Are we MUSLIMS doing this? All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  22. 22. Indeed, Abraham wasIndeed, Abraham was a [comprehensive] leader * (UMMATAN)a [comprehensive] leader * (UMMATAN),, devoutly obedient to Allah (devoutly obedient to Allah (QAA-NITAN – LILLAAH)QAA-NITAN – LILLAAH) , inclining, inclining toward truth (toward truth (HANEEFANHANEEFAN), and), and he was neverhe was never one of those whoone of those who associated others with Allah in His Divinity (associated others with Allah in His Divinity (MUSH-RIKEENMUSH-RIKEEN).“).“ ((Qur’an : An-Nahlu: 16: 120Qur’an : An-Nahlu: 16: 120))** a whole community by himself; aa whole community by himself; a universal leader to all nations;universal leader to all nations; All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  23. 23. Allah SWT referred to Prophet Ibrahim a.s. as :Allah SWT referred to Prophet Ibrahim a.s. as : UMMATANUMMATAN - here it means “- here it means “a comprehensive leadera comprehensive leader” whose teaching was” whose teaching was meant for the whole mankind – not to mere tribes or a particular nation.meant for the whole mankind – not to mere tribes or a particular nation. QAA-NITAN – LILLAAHQAA-NITAN – LILLAAH – meaning “– meaning “one who is exceedingly devout, obedient,one who is exceedingly devout, obedient, humble before Godhumble before God.”.” HANEEFANHANEEFAN – meaning “– meaning “true believer; one who scorns the false creedstrue believer; one who scorns the false creeds surrounding him and professes the true religion; uprightsurrounding him and professes the true religion; upright.”.” He was never of theHe was never of the MUSHRIKEENMUSHRIKEEN – i.e. those who commit– i.e. those who commit SHIRKSHIRK.. All these attributes are indeed fundamental also in our ProphetAll these attributes are indeed fundamental also in our Prophet MuhammadMuhammad ‫ﷺ‬ who came as thewho came as the true successor and revivertrue successor and reviver ofof Prophet Ibraheem’s creed which had been corrupted.Prophet Ibraheem’s creed which had been corrupted. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  24. 24. ““He (Abraham) rendered thanks to Allah (He (Abraham) rendered thanks to Allah (SHAAKIRANSHAAKIRAN) for His) for His bounties so that Allah chose him (for His favours) and directedbounties so that Allah chose him (for His favours) and directed him to the Right Way (him to the Right Way (SwIRAA-SwIRAA-TwTwAL-MUS-TA-QEE-MEENAL-MUS-TA-QEE-MEEN).“).“ ((Qur’an : An-Nahlu: 16: 121Qur’an : An-Nahlu: 16: 121)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  25. 25. Another important characteristic (traits) which Allah SWT highlights here isAnother important characteristic (traits) which Allah SWT highlights here is –– SHAAKIRANSHAAKIRAN – from the word– from the word SHAKURSHAKUR - “- “rendering thanks, being mostrendering thanks, being most grateful, etc.grateful, etc.”.”. We too learn how our Prophet Muhammad’sWe too learn how our Prophet Muhammad’s ‫ﷺ‬ response as to theresponse as to the reason why he worshipped Allah SWT the way he did – was so that,reason why he worshipped Allah SWT the way he did – was so that, “should I not then be“should I not then be ’ABDAN SHA-KUU-RA’ABDAN SHA-KUU-RA (the most grateful of servant to(the most grateful of servant to Allah) ”Allah) ” For us Muslims, we must learn regarding this important virtue:For us Muslims, we must learn regarding this important virtue: [1] How to be grateful?[1] How to be grateful? [2] Note what Allah highlighted for us to be grateful for – i.e. all[2] Note what Allah highlighted for us to be grateful for – i.e. all NI’MAHNI’MAH whichwhich we are given; and the Guidance upon this path uponwe are given; and the Guidance upon this path upon DEENDEEN Al-IslamAl-Islam All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  26. 26. The key toThe key to succeed in this test as wellsucceed in this test as well as to deserve achievingas to deserve achieving further increase offurther increase of bestowals from Allah.bestowals from Allah. yet how does one becomeyet how does one become grateful? What are thegrateful? What are the important criteria?important criteria? 1.1. Acknowledge and extol praises ofAcknowledge and extol praises of the true giver, Allah Who alone isthe true giver, Allah Who alone is God, the Bestower of all favours.God, the Bestower of all favours. 2.2. Learn the value of what is given,Learn the value of what is given, do not take any of these favoursdo not take any of these favours for granted.for granted. 3.3. Utilize what is given inUtilize what is given in accordance to what may pleaseaccordance to what may please the Giver (i.e. do not abuse thethe Giver (i.e. do not abuse the gift), so as not to cause His wrathgift), so as not to cause His wrath to befall us.to befall us. CRITERIACRITERIA All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  27. 27. ““We bestowed good upon him (Abraham) in this world, andWe bestowed good upon him (Abraham) in this world, and in the Hereafter he shall certainly be among the righteous.“in the Hereafter he shall certainly be among the righteous.“ ((Qur’an : An-Nahlu: 16: 122Qur’an : An-Nahlu: 16: 122)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  28. 28. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015) In this verse Allah encapsulates, through the life and striving ofIn this verse Allah encapsulates, through the life and striving of Prophet Ibrahim a.s. as the proto-type, how ones upholdingProphet Ibrahim a.s. as the proto-type, how ones upholding TAUTAUHHEEDEED has been granted goodness, both in this world and the Hereafter.has been granted goodness, both in this world and the Hereafter. The trial of today’s life is indeed the tendencies of Muslims beingThe trial of today’s life is indeed the tendencies of Muslims being distracted and confused by this worldly concern – chiefly Secularismdistracted and confused by this worldly concern – chiefly Secularism and the Secularization agenda – which made many to adhere toand the Secularization agenda – which made many to adhere to Islamic teachingsIslamic teachings only partiallyonly partially, leading a dual life, not, leading a dual life, not TAUTAUHHEEDICEEDIC.. Our concept of what is good should be dictated by theOur concept of what is good should be dictated by the DEENDEEN – which– which Allah has taught us in the Du’a – the best Du’a recited in ‘Arafah:Allah has taught us in the Du’a – the best Du’a recited in ‘Arafah:
  29. 29. "Our Lord, give us in this world [that which is] good and in the Hereafter [that which is] good and protect us from the punishment of the Fire.“ (Qur’an: Baqarah: 2:201) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015) In this verse Allah encapsulates, through the life and striving ofIn this verse Allah encapsulates, through the life and striving of Prophet Ibrahim a.s. as the proto-type, how ones upholdingProphet Ibrahim a.s. as the proto-type, how ones upholding TAUTAUHHEEDEED has been granted goodness, both in this world and the Hereafter.has been granted goodness, both in this world and the Hereafter. The trial of today’s life is indeed the tendencies of Muslims beingThe trial of today’s life is indeed the tendencies of Muslims being distracted and confused by this worldly concern – chiefly Secularismdistracted and confused by this worldly concern – chiefly Secularism and the Secularization agenda – which made many to adhere toand the Secularization agenda – which made many to adhere to Islamic teachingsIslamic teachings only partiallyonly partially, leading a dual life, not, leading a dual life, not TAUTAUHHEEDICEEDIC.. Our concept of what is good should be dictated by theOur concept of what is good should be dictated by the DEENDEEN – which– which Allah has taught us in the Du’a – the best Du’a recited in ‘Arafah:Allah has taught us in the Du’a – the best Du’a recited in ‘Arafah:
  30. 30. ““Then We revealed to you (O Muhammad): "Follow the wayThen We revealed to you (O Muhammad): "Follow the way of Abrahamof Abraham HANEEFANHANEEFAN (with exclusive devotion to Allah). He(with exclusive devotion to Allah). He was notwas not one ofone of MUSH-RIKEENMUSH-RIKEEN (those who associated others(those who associated others with Allah in His Divinity.)“with Allah in His Divinity.)“ ((Qur’an : An-Nahlu: 16: 123Qur’an : An-Nahlu: 16: 123)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  31. 31. Just so that the People of the Book do not misconstrue, Allah SWTJust so that the People of the Book do not misconstrue, Allah SWT reiterate that there is similarity of our Prophet Muhammad’sreiterate that there is similarity of our Prophet Muhammad’s ‫ﷺ‬ mission and teachings to that of Ibrahim a.s.mission and teachings to that of Ibrahim a.s. This is unique only to MuhammadThis is unique only to Muhammad ‫ﷺ‬ asas the Finalthe Final and theand the SealSeal ofof Prophethood, theProphethood, the AwaitedAwaited Prophet of the people of the Book; theProphet of the people of the Book; the answered prayer of the Prophet Ibrahim for theanswered prayer of the Prophet Ibrahim for the Imam for all mankindImam for all mankind like himself; the Most Praised and Praiseworthylike himself; the Most Praised and Praiseworthy BelovedBeloved of Allah, etc.of Allah, etc. And the most outstanding character and traits of the teaching ofAnd the most outstanding character and traits of the teaching of Ibrahim a.s., which we Muslim’s too are to be upholding, hereIbrahim a.s., which we Muslim’s too are to be upholding, here highlighted is indeed: “highlighted is indeed: “ HANEE-FANHANEE-FAN andand nevernever of theof the MUSH-RIKEENMUSH-RIKEEN ““ All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  32. 32. ““As for the Sabbath,As for the Sabbath, it was made incumbent only on thoseit was made incumbent only on those who differed about its lawswho differed about its laws. Certainly your Lord will judge on. Certainly your Lord will judge on the Day of Resurrection between them regarding the mattersthe Day of Resurrection between them regarding the matters they disputed.“they disputed.“ ((Qur’an : An-Nahlu: 16: 124Qur’an : An-Nahlu: 16: 124)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015) What about ‘Laws’?
  33. 33. Some people may bring in the contention about the difference ofSome people may bring in the contention about the difference of SHARI’AHSHARI’AH (religious laws) brought by our Prophet Muhammad(religious laws) brought by our Prophet Muhammad ‫ﷺ‬ with that of the previous like thewith that of the previous like the TORAHTORAH – as though this refutes Islam’s– as though this refutes Islam’s claim to be following similar revealed religion.claim to be following similar revealed religion. In this verse, the difference in the law is to be understood from theIn this verse, the difference in the law is to be understood from the difference in context of their time and of Allah’s guidance upondifference in context of their time and of Allah’s guidance upon mankind. Those, just like here mentioned, the Sabbath, has now beenmankind. Those, just like here mentioned, the Sabbath, has now been repealed by the final code –repealed by the final code – SHARI’AHSHARI’AH (way; or law; etc.)(way; or law; etc.) Such differences does not constitute contradiction – and Allah judgesSuch differences does not constitute contradiction – and Allah judges fairly regarding these laws, accordingly, for “fairly regarding these laws, accordingly, for “Allah does not burdenAllah does not burden anyone except with what they can bearanyone except with what they can bear.”.” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  34. 34. ““(O Prophet), call (invite them all) to the way of your Lord with(O Prophet), call (invite them all) to the way of your Lord with wisdom (wisdom (BIL-BIL-HHIKMAHIKMAH) and goodly exhortation () and goodly exhortation (MAU-’IZA-TIL-MAU-’IZA-TIL- HHASANAHASANAH) ...“) ...“ ((Qur’an : An-Nahlu: 16: 125Qur’an : An-Nahlu: 16: 125)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  35. 35. This is one of the most important aspect of our Prophet Muhammad’sThis is one of the most important aspect of our Prophet Muhammad’s ‫ﷺ‬ mission –mission – DA’WAHDA’WAH (calling or inviting) to all mankind to the Lord(calling or inviting) to all mankind to the Lord (One God-Allah)’s way. Just like Prophet Ibrahim a.s. sent to all nation.(One God-Allah)’s way. Just like Prophet Ibrahim a.s. sent to all nation. The way, the principle of this Prophetic methodology and sacred legacyThe way, the principle of this Prophetic methodology and sacred legacy here has been succinctly and concisely enumerated in this verse.here has been succinctly and concisely enumerated in this verse. The relevant and pertinent question which Muslims today must honestlyThe relevant and pertinent question which Muslims today must honestly ask is :ask is : ““ What are we Muslims doing about it?What are we Muslims doing about it? ““ NoteNote the terms:the terms: BIL-HIKMAHBIL-HIKMAH (wisdom)(wisdom) MAU-’IZOH – HASANAHMAU-’IZOH – HASANAH (beautiful exhortation)(beautiful exhortation) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  36. 36. “…“… andand JAA-DIL-HUMJAA-DIL-HUM (reason, argue) with them ((reason, argue) with them (HIYA AHIYA AHHSANSAN) in) in the best manner possible. Surely your Lord knows best who hasthe best manner possible. Surely your Lord knows best who has strayed away from His path, and He also knows well those whostrayed away from His path, and He also knows well those who are guided to the Right Way.“are guided to the Right Way.“ ((Qur’an : An-Nahlu: 16: 125Qur’an : An-Nahlu: 16: 125)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  37. 37. And the nature may require engagement and confrontation, thusAnd the nature may require engagement and confrontation, thus there will occurthere will occur JIDAALJIDAAL (disputations and debates).(disputations and debates). Yet from the Qur’anic perspective, this is left as the final resort andYet from the Qur’anic perspective, this is left as the final resort and must be donemust be done withwith AAHHSANSAN (goodly; kindly manner) – because,(goodly; kindly manner) – because, without which, this can lead to enmity and negative consequences.without which, this can lead to enmity and negative consequences. The reminder that Allah “The reminder that Allah “knows best who has strayed away from Hisknows best who has strayed away from His path, and He also knows well those who are guided to the Rightpath, and He also knows well those who are guided to the Right WayWay.”.” is to remind ais to remind a Da’ieDa’ie (caller) that, in the final analysis he has to(caller) that, in the final analysis he has to respect the right of people to choose, whether to follow or otherwise,respect the right of people to choose, whether to follow or otherwise, and leave the matter to Allah SWT.and leave the matter to Allah SWT. This indicate the kind of traits, that ofThis indicate the kind of traits, that of self-restraintself-restraint exudingexuding graciousnessgraciousness,, patiencepatience, knowing the limitations stipulated in Da’wah., knowing the limitations stipulated in Da’wah. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  38. 38. ““If you take retribution, then do so in proportion to the wrong doneIf you take retribution, then do so in proportion to the wrong done to you. But if you can bear such conduct with patience (to you. But if you can bear such conduct with patience (SwSwOBAR-OBAR- TUMTUM), indeed that is best for the steadfast (), indeed that is best for the steadfast (SwSwO-BIREENO-BIREEN).“).“ ((Qur’an : An-Nahlu: 16: 126Qur’an : An-Nahlu: 16: 126)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  39. 39. ““AndAnd bear with patiencebear with patience, (O Muhammad) - and your, (O Muhammad) - and your patiencepatience is only because of the help of Allahis only because of the help of Allah - and- and do not grievedo not grieve overover them,them, nor feel distressednor feel distressed by their evil plans.“by their evil plans.“ ((Qur’an : An-Nahlu: 16: 127Qur’an : An-Nahlu: 16: 127)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  40. 40. ““For surely Allah is with those who hold Him inFor surely Allah is with those who hold Him in fear (fear (TAQWATAQWA) and do good () and do good (MUMUHH-SINUUN-SINUUN).“).“ ((Qur’an : An-Nahlu: 16: 128Qur’an : An-Nahlu: 16: 128)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
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  42. 42. Hey .. Are we going in the right direction? Hmmm … well we have our appointed leader leading us, So I guess we’re on the right course! Just follow … lah! Am I going the right way? Ermm… since there are many agreeing with me and following behind me. Praising me even .. Heh..he he ! I MUST be on the right way! Majority cannot be wrong! IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFULMOST MERCIFUL AN-NASEEHAHAN-NASEEHAH Sincere Advice Adapted from Dr. Hisham Al-Talib’s “Training Guide for Islamic Workers” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
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  44. 44. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015) ““AndAnd We made them (Prophets as) leaders, guiding (men) by OurWe made them (Prophets as) leaders, guiding (men) by Our CommandCommand [[YAH-DUNAA BI-AMRI-HIMYAH-DUNAA BI-AMRI-HIM] and We sent them] and We sent them inspiration toinspiration to do good deedsdo good deeds [[FI’-LAL- KHAY-RAATFI’-LAL- KHAY-RAAT] to establish] to establish regular prayers [regular prayers [SWOLAHSWOLAH], and to practise regular charity [], and to practise regular charity [ZAKAHZAKAH];]; and theyand they constantly served Usconstantly served Us (and Us only) [‘(and Us only) [‘AA-BIDEENAA-BIDEEN].”].” ((Qur’an: Anbiya’: 21: 73Qur’an: Anbiya’: 21: 73)) TRUTHFUL TRUSTWORTHY CONVEYING WISE Their Basic Attributes as Prophets which Muslims should strive to emulate
  45. 45. ““And remember that Abraham was tried by his Lord with certainAnd remember that Abraham was tried by his Lord with certain commands, which he fulfilled; He said: "I will make thee ancommands, which he fulfilled; He said: "I will make thee an ImamImam** toto the nationsthe nations." He pleaded: "And also (." He pleaded: "And also (anan ImamImam) from my offspring!") from my offspring!" He answered: "But my promise is not within the reach of evil-doers."He answered: "But my promise is not within the reach of evil-doers." ((Qur’an: Baqarah: 2:124Qur’an: Baqarah: 2:124)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015) ImamImam** - Leader- Leader
  46. 46. (Abraham said) "Our Lord! send amongst them(Abraham said) "Our Lord! send amongst them a Messengera Messenger of their ownof their own who shallwho shall rehearse Thy Signsrehearse Thy Signs to them andto them and instruct them in Scripture and Wisdominstruct them in Scripture and Wisdom, and, and purify thempurify them; for; for Thou art the Exalted in Might the Wise.“Thou art the Exalted in Might the Wise.“ ((Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 129Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 129)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
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  48. 48. ““It is He (Allah) Who has sent amongst the Unlettered aIt is He (Allah) Who has sent amongst the Unlettered a messenger (Muhammad) from among themselves, tomessenger (Muhammad) from among themselves, to ((YAT-LU-AA-YA –TIHIMYAT-LU-AA-YA –TIHIM) rehearse to them His Signs , and) rehearse to them His Signs , and ((YU-ZAK-KEE-HIMYU-ZAK-KEE-HIM) to sanctify them (purify and make) to sanctify them (purify and make them grow), and to (them grow), and to (YU-’AL-LIMU-HUMYU-’AL-LIMU-HUM) instruct them in) instruct them in Scripture and Wisdom― although they had been, before,Scripture and Wisdom― although they had been, before, in manifest error― .“in manifest error― .“ ((Qur’an: Jumu’ah: 62: 2Qur’an: Jumu’ah: 62: 2)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  49. 49. “for We assuredly sent amongst every nation, (other nations) a Messenger” (Q: Nahl : 16:36) JOHN THE BAPTIST (Yahya) ADAM (other nations) NOAH (Nuh) (Shem) (Ham) (Yaphet) JACOB (Ya’akub)) (1st Born) (2nd Born) ISHMAEL (Isma’il) ISAAC (Ishaq) JOSEPH (Yusuf) MOSES (Musa) DAVID (Dawud) ABRAHAM (Ibrahim) SOLOMON (Sulaiman) (many others amongst Israelite) JESUS CHRIST (‘Isa al-Maseeh) (AWAITING THE FULFILMENT OF PATRIACH ABRAHAM’S PRAYER) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  50. 50. “for We assuredly sent amongst every nation, (other nations) a Messenger” (Q: Nahl : 16:36) JOHN THE BAPTIST (Yahya) ADAM (other nations) NOAH (Nuh) (Shem) (Ham) (Yaphet) JACOB (Ya’akub)) (1st Born) (2nd Born) ISHMAEL (Isma’il) ISAAC (Ishaq) JOSEPH (Yusuf) (The Quraysh tribe in Mecca, direct descendants of Ishmael) MOSES (Musa) DAVID (Dawud) ABRAHAM (Ibrahim) SOLOMON (Sulaiman) (many others amongst Israelite) JESUS CHRIST (‘Isa al-Maseeh) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  51. 51. “for We assuredly sent amongst every nation, (other nations) a Messenger” (Q: Nahl : 16:36) JOHN THE BAPTIST (Yahya) MUHAMMAD (The chosen Seal of Prophethood) ADAM (other nations) NOAH (Nuh) (Shem) (Ham) (Yaphet) JACOB (Ya’akub)) (1st Born) (2nd Born) ISHMAEL (Isma’il) ISAAC (Ishaq) JOSEPH (Yusuf) (The Quraysh tribe in Mecca, direct descendants of Ishmael) MOSES (Musa) DAVID (Dawud) ABRAHAM (Ibrahim) SOLOMON (Sulaiman) (many others amongst Israelite) JESUS CHRIST (‘Isa al-Maseeh) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  52. 52. ““O People of the Scripture,O People of the Scripture, there has come to you Ourthere has come to you Our Messenger (MUHAMMAD) making clear to you much of whatMessenger (MUHAMMAD) making clear to you much of what you used to conceal of the Scripture and overlooking much.you used to conceal of the Scripture and overlooking much. There has come toThere has come to you from Allah a lightyou from Allah a light andand a clear Booka clear Book.”.” ((Qur’an: Maa-idah: 5: 15Qur’an: Maa-idah: 5: 15)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  53. 53. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015) ““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))
  54. 54. ““(I ask You) O Allah! Guide my people(I ask You) O Allah! Guide my people for they do not know.”for they do not know.” • DA’WAH TO TA’IFDA’WAH TO TA’IF Muhammad’sMuhammad’s ‫ﷺ‬ Du’a for those who rejected him.Du’a for those who rejected him. Major milestones in theMajor milestones in the Seerah:Seerah: All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015) SNIPPETS FROM LIFE MISSION OF MUHAMMAD ‫ﷺ‬
  55. 55. "Oh, my Allah! To Thee I raise my hand to complain of the feebleness of my strength, of my lack of resources and of my being unimportant in the eyes of people. Oh, Most Merciful of all those capable of showing mercy! You are the Robb ( Lord, Sustainer, Cherisher) of the weak, and You are my own Robb ( Lord , Sustainer, Cherisher). TLord , Sustainer, Cherisher). To whom are You going to entrust me to? To an unsympathetic folk who would sullenly frown at me, or to an alien to whom Thou hast given control over my affairs? Major milestones in theMajor milestones in the Seerah:Seerah: All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015) SNIPPETS FROM LIFE MISSION OF MUHAMMAD ‫ﷺ‬
  56. 56. Not in the least do I care for anything except that I may have Thy protection for myself. I seek shelter in Your light - The light that illuminates the Heavens and dispels all sorts of darkness, and which controls all affairs in this world as well as in the Hereafter. May it never be that I should incur Thy wrath, or that You should be displeased with me. I must remove the cause of Thy displeasure until You are pleased. There is no strength nor power but through Thee." Major milestones in theMajor milestones in the Seerah:Seerah: All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015) SNIPPETS FROM LIFE MISSION OF MUHAMMAD ‫ﷺ‬
  57. 57. DA’WAH TO TA’IFDA’WAH TO TA’IF HisHis ‫ﷺ‬ response to the angels.response to the angels. ““No (don’t destroy them) ! But my hope isNo (don’t destroy them) ! But my hope is that Allahthat Allah will bring forth from their descendentswill bring forth from their descendents, people who, people who worship Allah Alone, and do not set up partnersworship Allah Alone, and do not set up partners (i.e. commit shirk) to Him. ”(i.e. commit shirk) to Him. ” Major milestones in theMajor milestones in the Seerah:Seerah: All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015) SNIPPETS FROM LIFE MISSION OF MUHAMMAD ‫ﷺ‬
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  59. 59. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015) ““And thus have We willed you to be a community of theAnd thus have We willed you to be a community of the middle way (middle way (UMMATAN WASOTANUMMATAN WASOTAN) [i.e. justly balanced],) [i.e. justly balanced], so that [with your lives] you might bear witness to theso that [with your lives] you might bear witness to the truth before all mankind (truth before all mankind (SHUHADAA-A - ‘ALAN-NAASSHUHADAA-A - ‘ALAN-NAAS) ,) , and the Messenger as a witness over you.“and the Messenger as a witness over you.“ ((Qur’an: al- Baqarah: 2:143Qur’an: al- Baqarah: 2:143))
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  61. 61. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015) ““And strive (And strive (WA-JAA-HADUWA-JAA-HADU) in His cause as ye ought) in His cause as ye ought to strive, (with sincerity and under discipline).to strive, (with sincerity and under discipline). He hasHe has chosen you, and has imposed no difficulties on you inchosen you, and has imposed no difficulties on you in religion; it is the creed of your forefather Abrahamreligion; it is the creed of your forefather Abraham. It. It is He Who has named youis He Who has named you MuslimsMuslims, both before and, both before and in this (Revelation); that the Messenger may be ain this (Revelation); that the Messenger may be a witness for you (witness for you (SHAHEEDANSHAHEEDAN) , and ye be witnesses) , and ye be witnesses for mankind! (for mankind! (SHUHADAA-A- ‘ALAN-NAASSHUHADAA-A- ‘ALAN-NAAS)).“.“ ((Qur’an: al- Hajj: 22:78Qur’an: al- Hajj: 22:78))
  62. 62. ““O Allah! Make us see the Truth to be true andO Allah! Make us see the Truth to be true and grant us the ability to follow it.grant us the ability to follow it. And make us see Falsehood to be false andAnd make us see Falsehood to be false and grant us the ability to reject it.”grant us the ability to reject it.” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  63. 63. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015) May Allah grant us and all our beloved teachers, family andMay Allah grant us and all our beloved teachers, family and companions, the success (companions, the success (TAUFIQTAUFIQ) and the Guidance) and the Guidance ((HIDAAYAHIDAAYA) to attain to His Acceptance, Forgiveness and) to attain to His Acceptance, Forgiveness and Mercy (Mercy (RAHMAHRAHMAH) and gain His Pleasure () and gain His Pleasure (MARDHA-TILLAHMARDHA-TILLAH).). IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH
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  66. 66. "Our Lord, do not impose blame upon us if we have"Our Lord, do not impose blame upon us if we have forgotten or erred. Our Lord, and lay not upon us aforgotten or erred. Our Lord, and lay not upon us a burden like that which You laid upon those before us. Ourburden like that which You laid upon those before us. Our Lord, and burden us not with that which we have noLord, and burden us not with that which we have no ability to bear. And pardon us; and forgive us; and haveability to bear. And pardon us; and forgive us; and have mercy upon us. You are our protector, so give us victorymercy upon us. You are our protector, so give us victory over the disbelieving people."over the disbelieving people." All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  67. 67. O our Lord! Make us to benefit from what You have taught us.O our Lord! Make us to benefit from what You have taught us. O Lord! Teach us whatever that is beneficial for us. ROB-BANAA- AN-FA’-NAA -BI-MAA- ‘AL-LAM-TA-NAA ROB-BI –’AL-LIM- NAL- LA-DzEE- YAN-FA- ‘U-NA All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  68. 68. O Allah! Make us to be people who guide (others) andO Allah! Make us to be people who guide (others) and who are (always) Guided (by Your Guidance) .who are (always) Guided (by Your Guidance) . ALLAA-HUM-MAJ- ’AL-NAA - HAA-DEE-NAA - MUH-TA-DEEN All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  69. 69. Not of those who are astray andNot of those who are astray and who lead people astray.who lead people astray. GHOY-RA- DwAA-L-LEE-NA WA - LAA- MU-GHOY-RA- DwAA-L-LEE-NA WA - LAA- MU- DwIL-LEENDwIL-LEEN All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  70. 70. O Allah! Guide us allO Allah! Guide us all with Your Guidancewith Your Guidance.. ALLAA-HUM - MAH-DI-NAA BI – HU-DAAK All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  71. 71. And make us people who hastenAnd make us people who hasten towards what pleases You.towards what pleases You. WAJ-’AL-NAA MIM-MAN - YU-SAA – RI -’U – FEE - RI-DwAAK All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  72. 72. And do not let us be protected (by others)And do not let us be protected (by others) except only with Your Protection (as ourexcept only with Your Protection (as our Guardian).Guardian). WA- LAA TUWAL-LI-NAA –WA- LAA TUWAL-LI-NAA – WA-LIY-YAN - SI-WAAKWA-LIY-YAN - SI-WAAK All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  73. 73. And do not make us to be of those who differ fromAnd do not make us to be of those who differ from Your command and who are disobedient towards You.Your command and who are disobedient towards You. WA- LAA TAJ -’AL –NAA - MIM-MAN -WA- LAA TAJ -’AL –NAA - MIM-MAN - KHKHAA-LAFAAA-LAFA AM-RAKA - WA- ‘A-AM-RAKA - WA- ‘A- SwSwAAKAAK All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  74. 74. And sufficient is Allah for us,And sufficient is Allah for us, for He is the Best Protectorfor He is the Best Protector WA-WA- HHAS - BU-NALLAA-HU –AS - BU-NALLAA-HU – WA NI’-MAL - WA-KEELWA NI’-MAL - WA-KEEL All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  75. 75. And there is no power nor strength exceptAnd there is no power nor strength except with Allah The Most High, the Most Esteem.with Allah The Most High, the Most Esteem. WA- LAA -WA- LAA - HHAW- LA -WA –LAA -QUW-WATA - IL-AW- LA -WA –LAA -QUW-WATA - IL- LAALAA BIL-LAA – HIL - ‘ALEE-YIL - ‘A-ZEEMBIL-LAA – HIL - ‘ALEE-YIL - ‘A-ZEEM All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  76. 76. And salutations of Allah and Peace be upon ourAnd salutations of Allah and Peace be upon our Leader Muhammad, and upon His householdLeader Muhammad, and upon His household and Companions .and Companions . WA- SwOL-LALLAA-HU- ‘ALAA - SAY-DI-NAA – MUHAM-MADIN WA ‘ALAA – AA-LIHI -WA SwOH-BI-HI - WA-SAL-LAM All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  77. 77. And all the Praises belongs to Allah,And all the Praises belongs to Allah, Lord Sustainer of all the worldLord Sustainer of all the world WAL-WAL-HHAM- DU-LIL-LAA-HI –AM- DU-LIL-LAA-HI – ROB- BIL - ‘AA – LA – MEE-NROB- BIL - ‘AA – LA – MEE-N All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
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