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IMPORTANT LESSONS FROM HAJJ
“Life – Be as Travellers towards the Mercy of Allah”
Surah 2:AL-BAQARAH
Verse 186
Surah 22: AL-HAJJ
Verse 78

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  1. 1. REFLECTION ON THE MESSAGEREFLECTION ON THE MESSAGE OF THE QUR’ANOF THE QUR’AN IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL.MOST MERCIFUL. IN-HOUSE TALK FOR ADULT & NEW MUSLIMSIN-HOUSE TALK FOR ADULT & NEW MUSLIMS ““MABUHAY CLUB” – DARUL ARQAM SINGAPORE.MABUHAY CLUB” – DARUL ARQAM SINGAPORE. BY:BY: USTAZ ZHULKEFLEE HJ ISMAILUSTAZ ZHULKEFLEE HJ ISMAIL SINGAPURASINGAPURA 14th AUGUST 2016 (SUNDAY)14th AUGUST 2016 (SUNDAY) 3.00 PM @ THE GALAXY3.00 PM @ THE GALAXY Muslim Converts Assn. SporeMuslim Converts Assn. Spore GEYLANG, CHANGI ROADGEYLANG, CHANGI ROAD All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016) Surah 2:Surah 2:AL-BAQARAHAL-BAQARAH Verse 186Verse 186 Surah 22:Surah 22: AL-HAJJAL-HAJJ Verse 78Verse 78
  2. 2. "THE BEST AMONGST YOU IS ONE"THE BEST AMONGST YOU IS ONE WHO LEARNSWHO LEARNS THE QUR'ANTHE QUR'AN ANDAND WHO TEACHES IT"-WHO TEACHES IT"- ((HADITH REPORTED BY BUKHARYHADITH REPORTED BY BUKHARY)) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)
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  4. 4. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)  "Whoever"Whoever recites a letterrecites a letter from the Book of Allahfrom the Book of Allah ((AL-QUR’ANAL-QUR’AN), he will be credited with a good), he will be credited with a good deed, anddeed, and a good deed gets a ten-fold rewarda good deed gets a ten-fold reward. I. I do not say that Alif-Lam-Mim is one letter, butdo not say that Alif-Lam-Mim is one letter, but AlifAlif is a letter,is a letter, LamLam is a letter andis a letter and MimMim is a letter.“is a letter.“ ((Hadith reported by TirmidziHadith reported by Tirmidzi))
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  6. 6. Islam is built upon Five (pillars):Islam is built upon Five (pillars): [1] To bear witness that there is no god except[1] To bear witness that there is no god except Allah, and that Muhammad is theAllah, and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah;Messenger of Allah; [2] And to establish the (Daily obligatory)[2] And to establish the (Daily obligatory) Swolah;Swolah; [3] And pay out the Zakah (tax on wealth);[3] And pay out the Zakah (tax on wealth); [4] And to make pilgrimage (Hajj) to the[4] And to make pilgrimage (Hajj) to the House) for those who has the means toHouse) for those who has the means to (do) it;(do) it; [5] And to Fast (daily) in Ramadhan.[5] And to Fast (daily) in Ramadhan. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)
  7. 7. Islam is built upon Five (pillars):Islam is built upon Five (pillars): [1] To bear witness that there is no god except[1] To bear witness that there is no god except Allah, and that Muhammad is theAllah, and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah;Messenger of Allah; [2] And to establish the (Daily obligatory)[2] And to establish the (Daily obligatory) Swolah;Swolah; [3] And pay out the Zakah (tax on wealth);[3] And pay out the Zakah (tax on wealth); [4] And to make pilgrimage (Hajj) to the[4] And to make pilgrimage (Hajj) to the House) for those who has the means toHouse) for those who has the means to (do) it;(do) it; [5] And to Fast (daily) in Ramadhan.[5] And to Fast (daily) in Ramadhan. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)
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  9. 9. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016) ”Indeed, the first House [of worship] established for mankind was that at Makkah - blessed and a guidance for the worlds. In it are clear signs [such as] the standing place of Abraham. And whoever enters it shall be safe. And [due] to Allah from the people is a pilgrimage to the House - for whoever is able to find thereto a way. But whoever disbelieves - then indeed, Allah is free from need of the worlds.” (Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 96-97)
  10. 10. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016) One of the pillar of Islam is “One of the pillar of Islam is “To perform pilgrimage to the House forTo perform pilgrimage to the House for those who are ablethose who are able”.”. All theAll the ARKAAN AL-ISLAMARKAAN AL-ISLAM – pillars of Islam - are meant to guide and– pillars of Islam - are meant to guide and mould our lives of “mould our lives of “total submission and obediencetotal submission and obedience” (” (ISLAMISLAM) and not) and not mere rituals, but a life-program of devotions which at the same timemere rituals, but a life-program of devotions which at the same time meant to instil and increase our conviction upon ourmeant to instil and increase our conviction upon our beliefbelief ((IIMANIIMAN); as); as well as shape and discipline our personality withwell as shape and discipline our personality with noble dispositionnoble disposition ((AKHLAQ-AL-KAREEMAAKHLAQ-AL-KAREEMA).). So, allow me to reflect upon a few lessons which I have learnt from theSo, allow me to reflect upon a few lessons which I have learnt from the rites ofrites of HAJJHAJJ – “pilgrimage” beyond the usual– “pilgrimage” beyond the usual FIQHFIQH discourse regardingdiscourse regarding its performance. And Allahits performance. And Allah knows all –knows all – WALLAAHU A’-LAMWALLAAHU A’-LAM
  11. 11. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)
  12. 12. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016) ““ForFor HajjHajj are the months well known. Ifare the months well known. If anyone undertakes thatanyone undertakes that duty therein (FARADHA-FEE-HIN)duty therein (FARADHA-FEE-HIN) let there be nolet there be no obscenityobscenity (RAFATHA)(RAFATHA) nornor wickedness (FUSUQ)wickedness (FUSUQ) nornor wrangling (JIDAAL)wrangling (JIDAAL) inin the Hajj. And whatever good ye do (be sure) Allah knows it.the Hajj. And whatever good ye do (be sure) Allah knows it. AndAnd take a provision (with you) for the journeytake a provision (with you) for the journey,, (FATAZAWADU)(FATAZAWADU) but the best of provisions is right conduct (but the best of provisions is right conduct (TAQWATAQWA). So be). So be conscious of (and fear) Me, O ye that are wise.!”conscious of (and fear) Me, O ye that are wise.!” ((Qur’an : Baqarah: 2 : 197Qur’an : Baqarah: 2 : 197))
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  14. 14. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFULMOST MERCIFUL AN-NASEEHAHAN-NASEEHAH Sincere Advice All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)
  15. 15. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016) From the onset as Muslims, as in ourFrom the onset as Muslims, as in our SWOLAH, our physical focal, our physical focal direction which every Muslims are made to turn to is the KA’BAH indirection which every Muslims are made to turn to is the KA’BAH in Makkah. As in ourMakkah. As in our AQEEDAHAQEEDAH, we are reminded that our creed, we are reminded that our creed TAUTAUHHEEDEED –– the true belief of our fore-fatherthe true belief of our fore-father IBRAHEEMIBRAHEEM (Abraham) a.s., which this(Abraham) a.s., which this place has been physically preserved to be visited since his time.place has been physically preserved to be visited since his time. With the command to visit the House of Allah (With the command to visit the House of Allah (BAYTULLAHBAYTULLAH), to travel), to travel there – it also emphasise a reality that our life is also a journeying back tothere – it also emphasise a reality that our life is also a journeying back to Allah.Allah. Many of us are heedless of this Reality (Many of us are heedless of this Reality (HAQEEQAHHAQEEQAH) – that we ignor or fail) – that we ignor or fail to prepare ourselves for that return-journey to our Maker. Hajj in fact aimto prepare ourselves for that return-journey to our Maker. Hajj in fact aim to stir us to this reality and serves to teach and prepare us for that finalto stir us to this reality and serves to teach and prepare us for that final return.return.
  16. 16. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFULMOST MERCIFUL AN-NASEEHAHAN-NASEEHAH Sincere Advice All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)
  17. 17. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016) BRIEF EXPLANATION ABOUT HAJJ ““A BEGINNERS’ COURSE ONA BEGINNERS’ COURSE ON ISLAM”ISLAM” Lessons on Fardhu ‘Ain in English for AdultsLessons on Fardhu ‘Ain in English for Adults conducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismailconducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail Excerpts from:
  18. 18. 18 PREPARATIONSPREPARATIONS pure intentions & personal sacrifice. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)
  19. 19. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFULMOST MERCIFUL AN-NASEEHAHAN-NASEEHAH Sincere Advice All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016) ““Verily, action is by intention; and verily the worth (Verily, action is by intention; and verily the worth (meritmerit) of) of thatthat actionaction is (to be measured)is (to be measured) in accordancein accordance with what is intendedwith what is intended ... ”... ” ((Hadith reported by Bukhary & MuslimHadith reported by Bukhary & Muslim))
  20. 20. 20 PREPARATIONSPREPARATIONS pure intentions & personal sacrifice. THE JOURNEYINGTHE JOURNEYING Putting on the ‘Ihram’ – state of devotion as pilgrims journeying to return to his Lord, answer His Divine call. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)
  21. 21. 21 FOR MENFOR MEN  Wearing of stitched clothing  Covering the head  Wearing shoes, socks, etc.  Wearing gloves  Perfuming on body, on clothe or on beddings  Oiling the head or hair  Cutting, biting or trimming nails  Shaving, cutting or pulling of one’s hair  Hunting  Engages in acts that can lead to sexual arousal  Engages in sexual intercourse  Cutting of trees or removal of plants in the Sacred territory  Involve in marriage ceremony FOR WOMENFOR WOMEN  Covering the face  Wearing gloves  Perfuming on body, on clothe or on beddings  Oiling the head or hair, powdering or using lotion (make-up) and lipstick  Cutting, biting or trimming nails  Shaving, cutting or pulling of one’s hair  Hunting  Engages in acts that can lead to sexual arousal  Engages in sexual intercourse  Cutting of trees or removal of plants in the Sacred territory  Involve in marriage ceremony All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  22. 22. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFULMOST MERCIFUL AN-NASEEHAHAN-NASEEHAH Sincere Advice All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)
  23. 23. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016) Putting on thePutting on the IHRAMIHRAM – garb of devotion for pilgrims – teaches us the– garb of devotion for pilgrims – teaches us the Reality that to return to AllahReality that to return to Allah means “detachment” from everymeans “detachment” from every attachment that in life we are wont to amass and be connected to.attachment that in life we are wont to amass and be connected to. These are artificial and meaningless to AllahThese are artificial and meaningless to Allah Who evaluates us all inWho evaluates us all in our inner “Soul-Self-Heart”.our inner “Soul-Self-Heart”. The wearing ofThe wearing of IHRAMIHRAM will strip us of our deluded ‘self-pride’, sense ofwill strip us of our deluded ‘self-pride’, sense of importance based upon discrimination attached to material andimportance based upon discrimination attached to material and worldly labels. We forgot that important criteria Islam teaches –worldly labels. We forgot that important criteria Islam teaches – which in the wearing ofwhich in the wearing of IHRAMIHRAM - the concept of- the concept of TAQWATAQWA is beingis being taught throughout the journey – “taught throughout the journey – “fear of transgression against Allahfear of transgression against Allah”.”. There is theThere is the MIQATMIQAT – boundaries with its significance and required– boundaries with its significance and required rules of adherence. Similarly in life, we have our milestones asrules of adherence. Similarly in life, we have our milestones as MIQATMIQAT..
  24. 24. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016) The concept ofThe concept of DAMDAM – “penalty as reparation for any breach of the– “penalty as reparation for any breach of the rules inrules in IHRAMIHRAM.” Similarly, our sins in life needs to be erased by.” Similarly, our sins in life needs to be erased by seeking Allah’s Mercy and forgiveness, through the necessary deeds ofseeking Allah’s Mercy and forgiveness, through the necessary deeds of reparation (reparation (KIFARAHKIFARAH) and repentance () and repentance (TAUBAHTAUBAH).). InIn HAJJHAJJ and ‘and ‘UMRAHUMRAH, Allah, Allah even may remind pilgrims of their lapses,even may remind pilgrims of their lapses, making them aware of Allah’s awareness of them. This is tomaking them aware of Allah’s awareness of them. This is to experience the state ofexperience the state of IIHHSANSAN which the Prophetwhich the Prophet said:said:
  25. 25. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016) The concept ofThe concept of DAMDAM – “penalty as reparation for any breach of the– “penalty as reparation for any breach of the rules inrules in IHRAMIHRAM.” Similarly, our sins in life needs to be erased by.” Similarly, our sins in life needs to be erased by seeking Allah’s Mercy and forgiveness, through the necessary deeds ofseeking Allah’s Mercy and forgiveness, through the necessary deeds of reparation (reparation (KIFARAHKIFARAH) and repentance () and repentance (TAUBAHTAUBAH).). InIn HAJJHAJJ and ‘and ‘UMRAHUMRAH, Allah, Allah even may remind pilgrims of their lapses,even may remind pilgrims of their lapses, making them aware of Allah’s awareness of them. This is tomaking them aware of Allah’s awareness of them. This is to experience the state ofexperience the state of IIHHSANSAN which the Prophetwhich the Prophet said:said: ““AL-IAL-IHHSANSAN (righteousness or best conduct) is that you(righteousness or best conduct) is that you worship (serve) Allah (worship (serve) Allah (TA’-BUDALLAAHTA’-BUDALLAAH) as though you are) as though you are seeing Him; while you see Him not, yet truly He sees you”seeing Him; while you see Him not, yet truly He sees you” ((Hadith reported by MuslimHadith reported by Muslim))
  26. 26. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFULMOST MERCIFUL AN-NASEEHAHAN-NASEEHAH Sincere Advice All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)
  27. 27. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016) To be able to make theTo be able to make the HAJJHAJJ oror UmrahUmrah, is a privileged as the ‘, is a privileged as the ‘guestguest’ of’ of AllahAllah . The Prophet. The Prophet said:said: 'The guests of Allah are three: The GHAZI (holy warriors), the HAJJ (pilgrims performing Hajj) and the MU‘TAMIR (pilgrims performing the ‘Umrah'‘ (Hadith repotedb by Nasaa-i) Collectively the term used is:Collectively the term used is: DUYUU-FUR-RADUYUU-FUR-RAHH-MAA-N-MAA-N – “– “ guests ofguests of the Most Compassionate (Merciful)the Most Compassionate (Merciful).”.”
  28. 28. As ‘guest’ we are to observe theAs ‘guest’ we are to observe the ADABADAB as guests :as guests : 1)1) Respect and keep in mind ourRespect and keep in mind our ADABADAB towards the Host;towards the Host; 2)2) Respect and keep in mind ourRespect and keep in mind our ADABADAB towards the House, the place andtowards the House, the place and every property of the Host, and the program set by the Host;every property of the Host, and the program set by the Host; 3)3) Respect and keep in mind ourRespect and keep in mind our ADABADAB towards the other pilgrims whotowards the other pilgrims who are also guests of the Host;are also guests of the Host; 4)4) Respect and keep in mind ourRespect and keep in mind our ADABADAB towards ourselves.towards ourselves. In life too, if we constantly remember AllahIn life too, if we constantly remember Allah , being mindful and, being mindful and grateful of being created as human, we should observe the samegrateful of being created as human, we should observe the same ADABADAB as above, we can be hopeful that Allahas above, we can be hopeful that Allah will approve and bewill approve and be pleased (pleased (REDHAREDHA) with us in life – to be regarded as His ‘guests’ too.) with us in life – to be regarded as His ‘guests’ too. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)
  29. 29. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016) BRIEF EXPLANATION ABOUT HAJJ ““A BEGINNERS’ COURSE ONA BEGINNERS’ COURSE ON ISLAM”ISLAM” Lessons on Fardhu ‘Ain in English for AdultsLessons on Fardhu ‘Ain in English for Adults conducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismailconducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail Excerpts from:
  30. 30. TAWAFTAWAF Circumambulation around theCircumambulation around the KA’ABAHKA’ABAH.. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)
  31. 31. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016) TAWAFTAWAF – performed like– performed like SWSWOLAHOLAH – first done respecting– first done respecting BAY-TULLAHBAY-TULLAH -“-“the House of Allah.the House of Allah.” There are many lessons to be derived.” There are many lessons to be derived. Those performingThose performing TAWAFTAWAF andand SWSWOLAHOLAH in the Masjidil Haram becomesin the Masjidil Haram becomes mindful of the sanctity, with many relics and sacred symbols (mindful of the sanctity, with many relics and sacred symbols (SHI-’ARSHI-’AR)) amongst the Symbols of Allah (amongst the Symbols of Allah (MIN – SHA-’AA – IRIL-LAHMIN – SHA-’AA – IRIL-LAH) preserved.) preserved. We humans, are in fact in need of these physical signs to developWe humans, are in fact in need of these physical signs to develop spiritual awareness of the unseen. Physically witnessing these sacredspiritual awareness of the unseen. Physically witnessing these sacred relics heighten our devotions, especially in ourrelics heighten our devotions, especially in our DU’ADU’A to Allahto Allah .. Circling the House counter clockwise teaches us that all creations wereCircling the House counter clockwise teaches us that all creations were created to conform to certain fixed ‘orbit’ and that if each were to followcreated to conform to certain fixed ‘orbit’ and that if each were to follow their respective, though diverse ‘laws’, we can co-exist harmoniously.their respective, though diverse ‘laws’, we can co-exist harmoniously. Going against these can be disastrous to our selves.Going against these can be disastrous to our selves.
  32. 32. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016) BRIEF EXPLANATION ABOUT HAJJ ““A BEGINNERS’ COURSE ONA BEGINNERS’ COURSE ON ISLAM”ISLAM” Lessons on Fardhu ‘Ain in English for AdultsLessons on Fardhu ‘Ain in English for Adults conducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismailconducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail Excerpts from:
  33. 33. 33 SA’ISA’I Re- enacting the running between the hills ofRe- enacting the running between the hills of Mount SafaMount Safa andand MarwahMarwah ofof Prophet AbrahamProphet Abraham’s wife’s wife HagarHagar.. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)
  34. 34. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016) SAA-’IESAA-’IE – the “– the “exertion of running between Mount Safa and Marwaexertion of running between Mount Safa and Marwa” –” – signifies the struggle in our life of trials and tribulation. This is to besignifies the struggle in our life of trials and tribulation. This is to be expected, especially if we wish to follow in the footsteps of the Prophetsexpected, especially if we wish to follow in the footsteps of the Prophets and the Righteous servants of Allah .and the Righteous servants of Allah . ISLAMISLAM – teaches us to be patiently persevering like– teaches us to be patiently persevering like SITI HAJARSITI HAJAR – exerting– exerting with effort as well as supplication; struggling with fear (with effort as well as supplication; struggling with fear (KHAUFKHAUF) and) and Hope (Hope (RAJARAJA’’), placing trust in Allah), placing trust in Allah yet not in passive resignation.yet not in passive resignation.
  35. 35. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016) Though we live in a “world of causality” (Though we live in a “world of causality” (ALAM AL-ASBAABALAM AL-ASBAAB) but we) but we believe that only Allahbelieve that only Allah is the ultimate “Causer of all causes” (is the ultimate “Causer of all causes” (MUSAA-MUSAA- BI-BUL-ASBAABBI-BUL-ASBAAB) – the only Lord, Sustainer of the worlds () – the only Lord, Sustainer of the worlds (ROB-BUL-’AA-ROB-BUL-’AA- LAMEENLAMEEN).). Life, too, contains the “ups and downs” – so our response should be ofLife, too, contains the “ups and downs” – so our response should be of SHUKR’SHUKR’ (gratefulness) and(gratefulness) and SABR’SABR’ (patient perseverance) respectively.(patient perseverance) respectively.
  36. 36. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016) BRIEF EXPLANATION ABOUT HAJJ ““A BEGINNERS’ COURSE ONA BEGINNERS’ COURSE ON ISLAM”ISLAM” Lessons on Fardhu ‘Ain in English for AdultsLessons on Fardhu ‘Ain in English for Adults conducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismailconducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail Excerpts from:
  37. 37. 37 THE GREAT GATHERINGTHE GREAT GATHERING The gathering of over 2.5 million pilgrims on the plains of Arafat. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)
  38. 38. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFULMOST MERCIFUL AN-NASEEHAHAN-NASEEHAH Sincere Advice All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)
  39. 39. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016) WUQUFWUQUF – “– “remain station in Arafahremain station in Arafah” is the highlight in” is the highlight in HAJJHAJJ. Only those. Only those who are present in this gathering has attained Hajj. It reminds us all ofwho are present in this gathering has attained Hajj. It reminds us all of the final return for everyone whether saints or sinners is the Day ofthe final return for everyone whether saints or sinners is the Day of Resurrection, the Day of Gathering for Judgement and Accountability.Resurrection, the Day of Gathering for Judgement and Accountability. Just like inJust like in HAJJHAJJ where Allahwhere Allah warns us against three aspects of sin –warns us against three aspects of sin – 1)1) RAFATHARAFATHA (pertaining to lewdness, sexuality, self-desire etc.);(pertaining to lewdness, sexuality, self-desire etc.); 2)2) FUSSUQFUSSUQ (pertain to sinning against the ordinances of Allah(pertain to sinning against the ordinances of Allah );); 3)3) JIDALJIDAL (pertaining to argumentation and enmity towards people).(pertaining to argumentation and enmity towards people). Likewise in similitude (Likewise in similitude (QIYASQIYAS) to these in the Day of Judgement in the) to these in the Day of Judgement in the Hereafter we shall be held accountable for sinning [Hereafter we shall be held accountable for sinning [11] against ourselves;] against ourselves; [[22] against Allah] against Allah ; and [; and [33] against others.] against others. So in life, we ought to beware and set the right course regarding these .So in life, we ought to beware and set the right course regarding these .
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  41. 41. “O YOU who have attained to faith! Remain conscious of (and fear transgressing against) Allah; and let every human being look to what he sends ahead for the morrow! And [once again]: Remain conscious of (and fear) Allah, for Allah is fully aware of all that you do;” (Qur’an: Hashr: 59: 18) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
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  43. 43. “AndAnd be not like those who forgot Allahbe not like those who forgot Allah, so He made, so He made them forget themselves. Those are the defiantlythem forget themselves. Those are the defiantly disobedient (disobedient (FASIQUNFASIQUN).). Not equal are the companions of the Fire and the companions of Paradise. The companions of Paradise - they are (AL-FAA-IZUUN) the attainers [of success]. ”” ((Qur’an: Hashr: 59: 19-20Qur’an: Hashr: 59: 19-20)) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
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  45. 45. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015) Say, "O My servants who have transgressed against themselves [by sinning], do not despair of the mercy of Allah. Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful." (Qur’an: Zumar: 39: 54-55)
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  47. 47. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015) ““Hence, (Hence, (ANEE-BUANEE-BU)) turn towards your Sustainerturn towards your Sustainer [alone][alone] and (and (AS-LIMUUAS-LIMUU) surrender yourselves unto Him) surrender yourselves unto Him ere theere the suffering [of death and resurrection] comes upon yousuffering [of death and resurrection] comes upon you,, for then you will not be succoured (i.e. helped). Andfor then you will not be succoured (i.e. helped). And before that suffering comes upon you of a sudden,before that suffering comes upon you of a sudden, without your being aware [of its approach], follow thewithout your being aware [of its approach], follow the most goodly [teaching] that has been revealed untomost goodly [teaching] that has been revealed unto you by your Sustainer,”you by your Sustainer,” ((Qur’an: Zumar: 39: 54-55Qur’an: Zumar: 39: 54-55))
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  49. 49. 49 THE SPIRITUAL RETURNTHE SPIRITUAL RETURN On the way back, to pass by Muzdalifah and make spiritual preparation for the jihad against Satan (the avowed enemy of all the children of Adam). … Picking pebbles, prayers, supplications, Qur’an reading & other nightly devotions All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  50. 50. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016) In life, an accomplished Muslims will dedicate his whole life to serveIn life, an accomplished Muslims will dedicate his whole life to serve with sincerity in practicing thewith sincerity in practicing the DEENDEEN, striving in the cause of Truth, striving in the cause of Truth ((HAQQHAQQ) over Falsehood () over Falsehood (BAATWILBAATWIL), on the side of Good (with the), on the side of Good (with the Prophets, the Truthful, Martyrs and the righteous) and against the EvilProphets, the Truthful, Martyrs and the righteous) and against the Evil (Satan and all the forces of evil).(Satan and all the forces of evil). Since inSince in MINAMINA, the rites will takes the form of mock battle which have, the rites will takes the form of mock battle which have significant lesson somewhat ofsignificant lesson somewhat of JIHADJIHAD. Lessons begin here with:. Lessons begin here with: [1] Spiritual preparation at night picking pebbles and night devotions.[1] Spiritual preparation at night picking pebbles and night devotions. In life, being prepared physically and materially is insufficient becauseIn life, being prepared physically and materially is insufficient because our concern is to confront falsehood and evil. Muslim’s spiritualour concern is to confront falsehood and evil. Muslim’s spiritual preparation of nightly devotion is indeed crucial.preparation of nightly devotion is indeed crucial.
  51. 51. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016) BRIEF EXPLANATION ABOUT HAJJ ““A BEGINNERS’ COURSE ONA BEGINNERS’ COURSE ON ISLAM”ISLAM” Lessons on Fardhu ‘Ain in English for AdultsLessons on Fardhu ‘Ain in English for Adults conducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismailconducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail Excerpts from:
  52. 52. 52 STONING THE DEVILSTONING THE DEVIL AtAt MinaMina, pilgrims pelt the 3 stone pillars representing satan, and, pilgrims pelt the 3 stone pillars representing satan, and engages in deep remembrance of God.engages in deep remembrance of God. “Behold, satan is an enemy unto you: so treat him as an enemy.” (Qur’an: Fatir : 35 : 6) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)
  53. 53. 53 “O Believers! Surrender yourselves wholly unto God, and follow not satan’s footsteps, for verily , he is your open foe.” (Qur’an: Baqarah : 2 : 208) STONING THE DEVILSTONING THE DEVIL AtAt MinaMina, pilgrims pelt the 3 stone pillars representing satan, and, pilgrims pelt the 3 stone pillars representing satan, and engages in deep remembrance of God.engages in deep remembrance of God. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)
  54. 54. 54 STONING THE DEVILSTONING THE DEVIL AtAt MinaMina, pilgrims pelt the 3 stone pillars representing satan,, pilgrims pelt the 3 stone pillars representing satan, and engages in deep remembrance of God.and engages in deep remembrance of God. … stoning the Jumrah representing ‘satan’ …. and all evil which he represents All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)
  55. 55. 55 STONING THE DEVILSTONING THE DEVIL AtAt MinaMina, pilgrims pelt the 3 stone pillars representing satan,, pilgrims pelt the 3 stone pillars representing satan, and engages in deep remembrance of God.and engages in deep remembrance of God. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016) … battle against the enemy of mankind …. Satan , in well-disciplined ranks …
  56. 56. 56 STONING THE DEVILSTONING THE DEVIL AtAt MinaMina, pilgrims pelt the 3 stone pillars representing satan,, pilgrims pelt the 3 stone pillars representing satan, and engages in deep remembrance of God.and engages in deep remembrance of God. … living in tents for 2-3 days, engaging in the remembrance and glorification of God. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)
  57. 57. 57 STONING THE DEVILSTONING THE DEVIL AtAt MinaMina, pilgrims pelt the 3 stone pillars representing satan,, pilgrims pelt the 3 stone pillars representing satan, and engages in deep remembrance of God.and engages in deep remembrance of God. … being a soldier representing good against the enemy of mankind …. Satan , All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)
  58. 58. 58 STONING THE DEVILSTONING THE DEVIL AtAt MinaMina, pilgrims pelt the 3 stone pillars representing satan,, pilgrims pelt the 3 stone pillars representing satan, and engages in deep remembrance of God.and engages in deep remembrance of God. … battle against the enemy of mankind …. Satan , in well-disciplined ranks … All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)
  59. 59. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016) InIn MINAMINA, pilgrims enter in contingent like an army – and the rites of, pilgrims enter in contingent like an army – and the rites of stoning the devil is like a mock battle. Lessons for them is regarding:stoning the devil is like a mock battle. Lessons for them is regarding: [2] importance of discipline in rank; not hasty; orderly and priority;[2] importance of discipline in rank; not hasty; orderly and priority; [3] to be focus upon the real enemy;[3] to be focus upon the real enemy; [4] ensure accuracy and reliance upon Allah’s power although each pilgrim[4] ensure accuracy and reliance upon Allah’s power although each pilgrim are casting small pebbles; etc.are casting small pebbles; etc.
  60. 60. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016) InIn MINAMINA, pilgrims enter in contingent like an army – and the rites of, pilgrims enter in contingent like an army – and the rites of stoning the devil is like a mock battle. Lessons for them is regarding:stoning the devil is like a mock battle. Lessons for them is regarding: [5] stoning action meant to heighten[5] stoning action meant to heighten IIMANIIMAN such that it become our naturesuch that it become our nature to confront and remove evil and wrongdoings. Staying in tents, retreatto confront and remove evil and wrongdoings. Staying in tents, retreat from the worldly to be engaging in devotions and glorifying Allah,from the worldly to be engaging in devotions and glorifying Allah, between the stoning, gives us a little taste of battle experience of thebetween the stoning, gives us a little taste of battle experience of the early Muslims.early Muslims. [6] opportunity to meet other Muslims and forging camaraderie.[6] opportunity to meet other Muslims and forging camaraderie.
  61. 61. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFULMOST MERCIFUL AN-NASEEHAHAN-NASEEHAH Sincere Advice All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) LESSONS FROM THE ‘HAJJ’
  62. 62. (Aisha r.a.) asked: “O Messenger of Allah! Is JIHAD incumbent upon the women?” He replied: “Yes! JIHAD which does not include fighting (killing) is incumbent upon them : it is the HAJJ and ‘UMRAH” (Hadith reported by Ahmad, Ibn Majah and Bukhary) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)
  63. 63. 63 “Whoever among you sees an evil action, and he is able to change it with his hand, then change it with his hand (by taking action); if he cannot, (do so) with his tongue then with his tongue (by speaking out); and if he cannot then with his heart (by hating it and feeling that it is wrong), and that is the weakest of faith.” (Hadith reported by Ibn Majah)All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)
  64. 64. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016) BRIEF EXPLANATION ABOUT HAJJ ““A BEGINNERS’ COURSE ONA BEGINNERS’ COURSE ON ISLAM”ISLAM” Lessons on Fardhu ‘Ain in English for AdultsLessons on Fardhu ‘Ain in English for Adults conducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismailconducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail Excerpts from:
  65. 65. 65 OFFERING SACRIFICEOFFERING SACRIFICE All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)
  66. 66. 66 OFFERING SACRIFICEOFFERING SACRIFICE "That they (the pilgrims)"That they (the pilgrims) may witness the benefitsmay witness the benefits (provided)(provided) for them, and celebrate the name of Allah, through the Daysfor them, and celebrate the name of Allah, through the Days appointed over the cattle which He has provided for them (forappointed over the cattle which He has provided for them (for sacrifice): then eat ye thereof and feed the distressed ones insacrifice): then eat ye thereof and feed the distressed ones in want.”want.” ((Qur’an: al-Hajj : 22 : 28Qur’an: al-Hajj : 22 : 28)) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)
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  68. 68. “And thus [it is]: unto every community have We appointed [sacrifice as] an act of worship, so that they may extol the name of God (Allah) over the sustenance He gave them from animals (fit for food) but your God is one God: submit then your wills to Him (in Islam) and give thou the Good News to those who humble themselves―…. “ (Qur’an: al-Hajj : 22 : 34) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)
  69. 69. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016) AtAt MINAMINA, the rites of animal sacrifice then follows (as also in all other, the rites of animal sacrifice then follows (as also in all other countries) re-enacting the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim and Isma-’il a.s.countries) re-enacting the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim and Isma-’il a.s. in responding to the command of Allahin responding to the command of Allah .. The significance of AllahThe significance of Allah allowing for us sustenance through the life ofallowing for us sustenance through the life of these animals, their submission, is profound indeed. Are we grateful?these animals, their submission, is profound indeed. Are we grateful? Our sacrifice for seeking nearness to Allah (Our sacrifice for seeking nearness to Allah (QURBANQURBAN) should be prioritize) should be prioritize to provide the basic immediate need of lifesaving food for mankind into provide the basic immediate need of lifesaving food for mankind in crisis. Our servitude to Allahcrisis. Our servitude to Allah is by providing benefit to fellow human.is by providing benefit to fellow human. All these eventually are means for us to deserve Allah’s Mercy andAll these eventually are means for us to deserve Allah’s Mercy and forgiveness, as means forforgiveness, as means for our returnour return blameles,s with our sins forgiven.blameles,s with our sins forgiven.
  70. 70. 70 ““Whosoever performs Hajj (pilgrimage) and had refrainedWhosoever performs Hajj (pilgrimage) and had refrained from lewdness and sins, then he will return to becomefrom lewdness and sins, then he will return to become sinless like the day his mother gave birth to him”sinless like the day his mother gave birth to him” ((Hadith reported Bukhary and MuslimHadith reported Bukhary and Muslim)) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)
  71. 71. 71 ““AnAn ‘Umrah‘Umrah is an expiation for sins committed between it andis an expiation for sins committed between it and the next, but an accepted Hajj (the next, but an accepted Hajj (Hajjan mabrurHajjan mabrur) will receive no) will receive no less reward than Paradise.”less reward than Paradise.” ((Hadith reported Bukhary and MuslimHadith reported Bukhary and Muslim)) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)
  72. 72. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)
  73. 73. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016) ““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). He hasto strive, (with sincerity and under discipline). He has chosen you, and has imposed no difficulties on you inchosen you, and has imposed no difficulties on you in religion; it is the cult of your father Abraham. It is Hereligion; it is the cult of your father Abraham. It is He Who has named you Muslims, both before and in thisWho has named you Muslims, both before and in this (Revelation); that the Messenger ((Revelation); that the Messenger (SHAHEEDANSHAHEEDAN) may) may be a witness for you, and ye be witnesses forbe a witness for you, and ye be witnesses for mankind! (mankind! (SHUHADAA-A- ‘ALAN-NAASSHUHADAA-A- ‘ALAN-NAAS)).“.“ ((Qur’an: al- Hajj: 22:78Qur’an: al- Hajj: 22:78))
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