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  1. 1. UNDERSTANDING OF THE DEEN (AL-ISLAM) Intermediate Islamic (FIQH) course in English Conducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail LESSON # 1LESSON # 1 Using text & curriculum he has developed especially forUsing text & curriculum he has developed especially for Muslim converts and young Adult English-speaking Muslims.Muslim converts and young Adult English-speaking Muslims. ““To seek knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim (male & female)”To seek knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim (male & female)” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL.MOST MERCIFUL. "O my Lord! Let my entry be by the Gate of Truth and Honour, and likewise my exit by the Gate of Truth and Honour; and grant me from Thy Presence an authority to aid (me)” (Qur’an: Isra’: 17: 80) Introduction to this moduleIntroduction to this module Updated 16 August 2014
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  3. 3. ““And [remember] when your Lord proclaimed, 'If you areAnd [remember] when your Lord proclaimed, 'If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favour]; but if yougrateful, I will surely increase you [in favour]; but if you deny (ungrateful), indeed, My punishment is severe.' “deny (ungrateful), indeed, My punishment is severe.' “ ((Qur’an: Ibrahim: 14: 7Qur’an: Ibrahim: 14: 7)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  4. 4. 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 (2014))
  5. 5. 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 ““ Learn the value of what isLearn the value of what is given,given, do not take any of these favoursdo not take any of these favours for granted.”for granted.” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  6. 6. Striving to be grateful is a life-long endeavour. Especially when itStriving to be grateful is a life-long endeavour. Especially when it requires us to learn the value of what we have already been given.requires us to learn the value of what we have already been given. When one stops doing itWhen one stops doing it, this inevitably lead to one becoming, this inevitably lead to one becoming careless and would take for granted those bestowals. Suchcareless and would take for granted those bestowals. Such carelessness may be harmful spiritually.carelessness may be harmful spiritually. Our ego and self-conceit may deceive us into assuming that weOur ego and self-conceit may deceive us into assuming that we already know the true value of these, whereas we knew very little.already know the true value of these, whereas we knew very little. My teachers would impress upon me to work mostly on what theyMy teachers would impress upon me to work mostly on what they had taught, reminding me that I am “had taught, reminding me that I am “still not there yet !still not there yet ! ”” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  7. 7. And even when we had the privilege of our teachers’ presence,And even when we had the privilege of our teachers’ presence, our focus would be towards wanting to discover the wisdomour focus would be towards wanting to discover the wisdom which may have escaped us all regarding those knowledge whichwhich may have escaped us all regarding those knowledge which we had already been taught, rather than be deluded to seek outwe had already been taught, rather than be deluded to seek out other ‘new knowledge’ that our desire and ego, want to learn.other ‘new knowledge’ that our desire and ego, want to learn. In fact, to be in their presence, we would most certainly beIn fact, to be in their presence, we would most certainly be infected by their humility (infected by their humility (TAWADHU’TAWADHU’) which, on hindsight, THE) which, on hindsight, THE most crucial lesson which a truemost crucial lesson which a true ‘ALEEM‘ALEEM exude is in hisexude is in his disposition (disposition (AKHLAQAKHLAQ) and not what spews from his tongue.) and not what spews from his tongue. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  8. 8. They were people who spoke from their heart-soul, to theirThey were people who spoke from their heart-soul, to their students’ hearts-souls. Of course to be effective, their studentsstudents’ hearts-souls. Of course to be effective, their students must not have a dead and heedless heart-soul in the first place.must not have a dead and heedless heart-soul in the first place. Apart from humility, many amongst them were with such sincerityApart from humility, many amongst them were with such sincerity ((IIKHKHLASLAS) and gifted with spiritual insights due to their own striving) and gifted with spiritual insights due to their own striving and devotion to Allah, in practice of Islam at the level ofand devotion to Allah, in practice of Islam at the level of IIHHSANSAN.. ““Beware of the intuition (Beware of the intuition (FIRASAT)FIRASAT) of a (true) Believer,of a (true) Believer, for verily he sees with the light (for verily he sees with the light (NURNUR) of Allah.”) of Allah.” ((Hadith reported by Tirmidzi and TabaraniHadith reported by Tirmidzi and Tabarani)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  9. 9. Thus humility in learning is very crucial. PastThus humility in learning is very crucial. Past tulaab-ul-’ilmtulaab-ul-’ilm and theand the ulamaulama’ are ever fearful of such conceited feeling, always reminding’ are ever fearful of such conceited feeling, always reminding themselves that they still do not know all.themselves that they still do not know all. They instinctively knew that theyThey instinctively knew that they have not fully benefittedhave not fully benefitted from allfrom all the knowledge already taught to them, and are never distractedthe knowledge already taught to them, and are never distracted from this shortcoming. In fact they continuously beseech Allah SWTfrom this shortcoming. In fact they continuously beseech Allah SWT to grant them to benefit from these.to grant them to benefit from these. Thus when on their own, or with fellow travelers on the path ofThus when on their own, or with fellow travelers on the path of knowledge, they would engage in deep reflection andknowledge, they would engage in deep reflection and contemplation upon what they have already been given.contemplation upon what they have already been given. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  10. 10. Every tree begun from a seed, and wouldEvery tree begun from a seed, and would grow in stages – from seedling into a plantgrow in stages – from seedling into a plant which from its onset develops severalwhich from its onset develops several important crucial components viz. Its roots,important crucial components viz. Its roots, its stems which then grow into trunk andits stems which then grow into trunk and branches, its barks and leaves etc.branches, its barks and leaves etc. All of these has to be nurtured and let toAll of these has to be nurtured and let to grow in tandem – as and when conditionsgrow in tandem – as and when conditions permits.permits. If any of these is neglected, or process forIf any of these is neglected, or process for their growth stymied to only allow onetheir growth stymied to only allow one component to be fully developed withoutcomponent to be fully developed without these others – then the tree may be harmed.these others – then the tree may be harmed. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  11. 11. TAMRIN TAMRIN (EXERCISE (EXERCISE)) CONSOLIDATION (Based on your personal exposure and experience)(Based on your personal exposure and experience) – Thus far, what is your general comment on the– Thus far, what is your general comment on the various modules already attended?various modules already attended? Which previous topic or topics have impacted youWhich previous topic or topics have impacted you most, and how or why so … ?most, and how or why so … ? Open response-session with the rest of the class -15 minutesOpen response-session with the rest of the class -15 minutes All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  12. 12. Using text & curriculum he has developed especially forUsing text & curriculum he has developed especially for Muslim converts and young Adult English-speaking Muslims.Muslim converts and young Adult English-speaking Muslims. ““To seek knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim (male & female)”To seek knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim (male & female)” REMEMBER THESE LESSONS …REMEMBER THESE LESSONS … All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) ““A BEGINNERS’ COURSEA BEGINNERS’ COURSE ON ISLAM”ON 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
  13. 13. (The basic message of Islam)(The basic message of Islam) FARDHU’AINFARDHU’AIN: CONDUCTED BY: CONDUCTED BY USTAZ ZHULKEFLEE HJ ISMAILUSTAZ ZHULKEFLEE HJ ISMAIL LESSONS FROM TEXTBOOKLESSONS FROM TEXTBOOK ““Beginners’ Manual on IslamBeginners’ Manual on Islam”” 13 IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOSTMOST COMPASSIONATE,COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFULMOST MERCIFUL All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  14. 14. ““Allah”Allah” :: Arabic proper noun; name for God, it refersArabic proper noun; name for God, it refers to the One and Only, the Unique Creator, Lordto the One and Only, the Unique Creator, Lord Sustainer of the Universe, Who Alone is God – there isSustainer of the Universe, Who Alone is God – there is none besides Allah.none besides Allah. No equivalent translation in non-Semitic language.No equivalent translation in non-Semitic language. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  15. 15. ““Muhammad s.a.a.w.”Muhammad s.a.a.w.” :: Arabic name meaning “Arabic name meaning “thethe Praised OnePraised One”; he is the Chosen, Unlettered Prophet,”; he is the Chosen, Unlettered Prophet, the servant and Messenger of Allah, the Awaitedthe servant and Messenger of Allah, the Awaited Seal of Prophethood after whom there will be noSeal of Prophethood after whom there will be no more prophet sent.more prophet sent. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
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  17. 17. IIMANIIMAN BeliefBelief FaithFaith ConvictionConviction IHSANIHSAN Best orBest or RighteousRighteous ConductConduct ‘‘AMALAMAL [Islam][Islam] SubmissionSubmission ObedienceObedience PracticePractice Faith without obedience is meaningless; and obedience without Faith isFaith without obedience is meaningless; and obedience without Faith is mere rituals and may even lead to hypocrisy.mere rituals and may even lead to hypocrisy. Together, Faith and Obedience must lead to Righteousness with IHSANTogether, Faith and Obedience must lead to Righteousness with IHSAN which essentially focus in our intention to sincerely serve Allah s.w.t.which essentially focus in our intention to sincerely serve Allah s.w.t. Thus, in these three aspects can one be said to be true in his submissionThus, in these three aspects can one be said to be true in his submission to the Will of Allah (as Muslim).to the Will of Allah (as Muslim). All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  18. 18. “INTRODUCTION TO STUDY OF TAUHEED – (AQA’ID) ” Intermediate Level Islamic course in English for AdultsIntermediate Level Islamic course in English for Adults conducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismailconducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail Using text & curriculum he has developed especially forUsing text & curriculum he has developed especially for Muslim converts and young Adult English-speaking Muslims.Muslim converts and young Adult English-speaking Muslims. ““To seek knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim (male & female)”To seek knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim (male & female)” REMEMBER THESE LESSONS …REMEMBER THESE LESSONS … All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  19. 19. REMEMBER THESE LESSONS …REMEMBER THESE LESSONS … All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
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  21. 21. BELIEVE IN THE ONE GOD –BELIEVE IN THE ONE GOD – WHO ALONE IS THEWHO ALONE IS THE CREATORCREATOR DIVINE.DIVINE. (AL-KHALIQ-QIYYAH(AL-KHALIQ-QIYYAH )) BELIEVE IN THE ONE GOD –BELIEVE IN THE ONE GOD – WHO ALONE IS THEWHO ALONE IS THE SUSTAINERSUSTAINER DIVINE.DIVINE. ( AR-RUB-BUBIYYAH )( AR-RUB-BUBIYYAH ) This is not unique to Muslims. Even pagan worshippers and idolaters acknowledge this. This is where Muslims differ with pagan worshippers, idolaters and unbelievers, because they erroneously ascribe to others besides Allah similar ‘Divine’ roles in the Sustainment of this universe. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  22. 22. It can be discern that people’s idea or knowledge that God exist, generally pertains to Him being the Creator. But, when we further consider God’s role in the universe and man’s life, differences occur. Those who deny Him as the only Absolute Sustainer, Cherisher of the universe, would inadvertently be ascribing to others this divine role. BELIEVE IN THE ONE GOD –BELIEVE IN THE ONE GOD – WHO ALONE IS THEWHO ALONE IS THE DIVINEDIVINE.. ( AL-ULUHIYYAH ) WHO IS THE ‘DIVINE’ ?WHO IS THE ‘DIVINE’ ? All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  23. 23. This is one of the traditional approaches inThis is one of the traditional approaches in ensuring the understanding of attributes of Allah,ensuring the understanding of attributes of Allah, amongst Muslims who are exposed to otheramongst Muslims who are exposed to other religious or philosophical views, does not deviatereligious or philosophical views, does not deviate from that of the pious predecessorsfrom that of the pious predecessors (Salafus-Sole(Salafus-Solehheen)een) REMEMBER THESE LESSONS …REMEMBER THESE LESSONS … All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  24. 24. This is another of the traditional approaches in ensuring theThis is another of the traditional approaches in ensuring the understanding of attributes of Allah – through these namesunderstanding of attributes of Allah – through these names which Allah and His Messenger has conveyed to us – we arewhich Allah and His Messenger has conveyed to us – we are to reflect, to engage in remembrance of, to invoked with asto reflect, to engage in remembrance of, to invoked with as Tawassul, etc. - as practiced by the pious predecessorsTawassul, etc. - as practiced by the pious predecessors (Salafus-Sole(Salafus-Solehheen)een) REMEMBER THESE LESSONS …REMEMBER THESE LESSONS … All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  25. 25. “INTRODUCTION TO THE APPROACH IN STUDY OF FIQH ” Intermediate Level Islamic course in English for AdultsIntermediate Level Islamic course in English for Adults conducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismailconducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail Using text & curriculum he has developed especially forUsing text & curriculum he has developed especially for Muslim converts and young Adult English-speaking Muslims.Muslim converts and young Adult English-speaking Muslims. ““To seek knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim (male & female)”To seek knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim (male & female)” REMEMBER THESE LESSONS …REMEMBER THESE LESSONS … All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  26. 26. REMEMBER THESE LESSONS …REMEMBER THESE LESSONS … Purify his soul (Purify his soul (NAFSNAFS)) Remove impedimentsRemove impediments Never scornNever scorn knowledge nor exaltknowledge nor exalt oneself over theoneself over the teacherteacher Observe priority inObserve priority in learning and submit tolearning and submit to the advise of the teacherthe advise of the teacher Be patient and not beBe patient and not be hasty in learninghasty in learning Observe order and beginObserve order and begin with the most importantwith the most important Ascertain the noble natureAscertain the noble nature of this or other scienceof this or other science Purpose of learningPurpose of learning TAQARRUBTAQARRUB TAQWALLAHTAQWALLAH All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  27. 27. REMEMBER THESE LESSONS …REMEMBER THESE LESSONS … All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
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  32. 32. “ INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF ‘ILMUL AKHLAQ ” Intermediate Level Islamic course in English for AdultsIntermediate Level Islamic course in English for Adults conducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismailconducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail Using text & curriculum he has developed especially forUsing text & curriculum he has developed especially for Muslim converts and young Adult English-speaking Muslims.Muslim converts and young Adult English-speaking Muslims. ““To seek knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim (male & female)”To seek knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim (male & female)” REMEMBER THESE LESSONS …REMEMBER THESE LESSONS … All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  33. 33. REMEMBER THESE LESSONS …REMEMBER THESE LESSONS … All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
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  35. 35. Due to limited space, this module was offered only to selected few *, preferably those who have attended or is registered for the 3 introductory intermediate modules of TAUHEED – FIQH - AKHLAQ All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) Using text & curriculum he has developed especially forUsing text & curriculum he has developed especially for Muslim converts and young Adult English-speaking Muslims.Muslim converts and young Adult English-speaking Muslims. ““To seek knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim (male & female)”To seek knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim (male & female)” REMEMBER THESE LESSONS …REMEMBER THESE LESSONS …
  36. 36. ONLY FOR THOSE MEANT TO BE SUBDUEDONLY FOR THOSE MEANT TO BE SUBDUED All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  37. 37. TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  38. 38. DO YOU HAVE A PRISONER MENTALITY ? TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  39. 39. SELFSELF ALLAH RASULULLAH SIBLINGSSIBLINGS KNOWLEDGEKNOWLEDGE NEIGHBOURSNEIGHBOURS AL-QUR’AN TEACHERSTEACHERS FELLOW MUSLIMSFELLOW MUSLIMS NON-MUSLIMSNON-MUSLIMS THE WORLDTHE WORLD BODY MIND TONGUE HEART DESIRE AS-SUNNAH AHLIL-BAYTIHI ASHAABIHI IMAM MADZAAHIB FRIENDS CO-WORKERS SPOUSESPOUSE CHILDRENCHILDREN PARENTSPARENTS WEALTH STATUS HEREAFTERHEREAFTER TIMETIME HEALTHHEALTH AL-‘ULAMAAL-‘ULAMA CLASSMATES EMPLOYER/EMPLOYEE ANCESTORSANCESTORS AD-DA’WAHAD-DA’WAH AL-UMMAHAL-UMMAH HISTORYHISTORY MUJAAHIDMUJAAHID AMBITIONSAMBITIONS IN-LAWS NGO’s/GO’s 39 APPENDIX All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
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  42. 42. ““And [tell them that] I have not created the invisibleAnd [tell them that] I have not created the invisible beings and men to any end other than that they maybeings and men to any end other than that they may [know and] worship Me. [But withal,] no sustenance do I[know and] worship Me. [But withal,] no sustenance do I ever demand of them, nor do I demand that they feedever demand of them, nor do I demand that they feed Me: for, verily, Allah Himself is the Provider of allMe: for, verily, Allah Himself is the Provider of all sustenance, the Lord of all might, the Eternal!”sustenance, the Lord of all might, the Eternal!” ((Qur’an: Dzariyat: 51: 56-58Qur’an: Dzariyat: 51: 56-58)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  43. 43. There is only one REALITY – world link to eternal Hereafter – and danger of hastiness (digitilized age). All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) ““Deliberateness is from Allah and hastiness is from Satan”Deliberateness is from Allah and hastiness is from Satan” ((Hadith reported by TirmidziHadith reported by Tirmidzi))
  44. 44. Greatest threat to ISLAMIZATION is SECULARISM Both these occur in the person’s mind/self – worldview Our training in specialization may affect us negatively Islam views everything holistically, avoiding partiality. This is consistent with Qur’anic concept of ‘QISTW and ‘ADL All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  45. 45. ISLAM’s aversion towards every intoxication and forgetful heedlessness, advocating sobriety and God- consciousness. To apply important ISLAMIC principles upon every issue or situation faced by deep contemplation – IIMAN, AMAL, AKHLAQ, ‘ADL, BIRR, TAQWA, RAHMAH, AL-AAKHIRAH etc. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  46. 46. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) “People are like minerals, the best of them in Jahiliyah will still be the best amongst them in Islam, so long as they have proper (profound) understanding.” (Hadith reported by Bukhary, Muslim, Darimi and Ahmad)
  47. 47. ““When peopleWhen people TATRUKUTATRUKU - leave (- leave (set asideset aside) the affairs) the affairs of theirof their DEENDEEN – religion, because of their– religion, because of their concern inconcern in improving their worldly mattersimproving their worldly matters, then Allah will open, then Allah will open upon them much danger (harm).”upon them much danger (harm).” ((Hadith reported by AhmadHadith reported by Ahmad)) W ARNING All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
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  49. 49. “AD-DEEN” - usually translated as “the religion” more accurately it should be “a total way of life or a comprehensive system of living”  a Muslim regard his/her entire life as a religious experience. Islam provides for guidance in, not only matters of worship, but as to how he/she is to conduct oneself in daily matters - be it social, economic etc. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  50. 50.  Usually translated as “religion” – (borrowed from the available Western equivalent, but it does not accurately convey the Arabic significance of this term).  In Arabic, a word is derived from its tri-lateral roots (when written has no vowels) which can be variously pronounced (with vowels and other emphasis) from a broad semantic field of meanings possible from this root: All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  51. 51.  from root word “daa-na “which can also mean : “be indebted; to owe one’s thanks; to be subjected; bow; yield; owe allegiance.”  from “dain ” which means “debt; obligation; liability.”  from “dai-nuu-na ” which means “judgement; Last Judgement.”  related to the word “maad-dana ” which means “to build or found cities to civilise, to refine and to humanise” from which is derived the word “tamaddun ” meaning “civilization and refinement in social culture” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  52. 52.  The primary significations of the term “deen ” thus can be reduced to four:   (1) Indebtedness (2) Submissiveness/submission/surrender (3) Judicious power (4) Natural inclination or tendency All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  53. 53.  Thus, the implication of “religion ” in the ordinary usage which tends to be affected by secular thoughts is not in accord to Islam’s concept of religion which is life in totality, all-encompassing and where worldly and heavenly concern cannot be dichotomised.  A Muslim always is mindful that ultimately he is a servant of God whether in mosque or in the market place, in private or in public etc. Life of this world is intrinsically linked with the Hereafter (also referred to as ‘Yaum al- Deen’ -The day of Judgement). All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  54. 54. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) When we think of the term ‘FIQH’ we tend to apply what , as commonly understood to be subject regarding Islamic jurisprudence. The original – (in Qur’anic and Ahadith) – usage, the term refers to the “profound understanding of the entire “Deen – al – Islam” LI- YA –TAFAQ-QAHU – FID- DEEN : “ they could devote themselves to FAQQAH-HU (profound learning in) studies in religion (Deen) “ YU-FAQ-QIH-HU FID – DEEN : “He will make him a FAQIH (learned) in matters of the religion(Deen)”
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  56. 56. “Nor should the Believers all go forth together: if a contingent from every expedition remained behind, they could devote themselves to studies in religion (LIYA-TAFAQQAHUU FID-DEEN) and admonish the people when they return to them― that thus they (may learn) to guard themselves (against evil). "? ((Qur’an: Taubah: 9: 122Qur’an: Taubah: 9: 122)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
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  58. 58. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) “Whomsoever that Allah wishes for him goodness, He will make him a FAQIH (learned) in matters of the religion(Deen); and for everything there is a pillar, and the pillar of this religion is AL-FIQH – (the profound understanding of the Deen); a learned scholar (of the Deen) is more difficult upon satan than a thousand worshippers.” ((Reported by Bukhary and MuslimReported by Bukhary and Muslim))
  59. 59. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) Such a learned scholar of Islam is not to be likened with those academics or intellectuals of today, for they are foremost people who are always striving to connect themselves with Allah SWT and being convinced of the Reality (HAQIQAH) that they are forever (FAQIR -ILALLAAH) in state of poverty before Allah – seeking and beseeching His Mercy (RAHMAH), Generosity (KARAMAH), Subtle Preservation (LATAIF) and hoping to Please Allah (MARDHATILLAH), etc. They are people of Remembrance (AHLUDZ-DZIKR) , the ones who are not easily distracted by the conundrum or hustle-bustle of the worldly life which tend to make many people to forget their true purpose for existing, and the inevitable meeting with their Lord Maker in the Hereafter.
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  61. 61. ““And keep yourself patient [by being] with those whoAnd keep yourself patient [by being] with those who ((YAD-’UU-NA ROB-BAHUMYAD-’UU-NA ROB-BAHUM) call upon their Lord in the) call upon their Lord in the morning and the evening, seeking His countenance.morning and the evening, seeking His countenance. And let not your eyes pass beyond them, desiringAnd let not your eyes pass beyond them, desiring adornments of the worldly life, and do not obey oneadornments of the worldly life, and do not obey one whose heart We have made heedless of Ourwhose heart We have made heedless of Our remembrance and who follows his desire and whoseremembrance and who follows his desire and whose affair is ever [in] neglect.”affair is ever [in] neglect.” ((Qur’an: Kahfi : 18: 28Qur’an: Kahfi : 18: 28)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  62. 62. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) We have to admit that many of us tend to be complacent, satisfied with our being a Muslim, priding ourselves as though we have somewhat contributed (doing a favour) by adding to the numbers of Muslims in the world. This is sheer arrogance if devoid of the realization that it is indeed Allah’s SWT guidance and power that made our being Muslim possible. We should instead work upon our sense of gratitude (SHAKUR) and strive to seek knowledge and understanding to reach to a conviction (YAQEEN) of true believer (MU’-MEEN). This requires, not merely knowing but acting upon – the responding to the teaching of Al-Islam – which permeates every facets of our life. This (our responding) , is the true LIFE – according to Allah SWT.
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  64. 64. ““They consider it a favour to you that they haveThey consider it a favour to you that they have accepted Islam. Say, "Do not consider your Islam aaccepted Islam. Say, "Do not consider your Islam a favour to me. Rather, Allah has conferred favour uponfavour to me. Rather, Allah has conferred favour upon you that He has guided you to the faith, if you shouldyou that He has guided you to the faith, if you should be truthful."be truthful." ((Qur’an: Hujurat : 49: 7Qur’an: Hujurat : 49: 7)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
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  66. 66. ““O you who have believed, (O you who have believed, ( ISTAJIBUISTAJIBU) respond to) respond to Allah and to the Messenger when he calls you toAllah and to the Messenger when he calls you to that which gives you life (that which gives you life (LI-MAA-YULI-MAA-YUHH-YEE-KUM-YEE-KUM).). And know that Allah intervenes between a man andAnd know that Allah intervenes between a man and his heart and that to Him you will be gathered.”his heart and that to Him you will be gathered.” ((Qur’an:Anfaal: 8: 24Qur’an:Anfaal: 8: 24)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  67. 67. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) Allah SWT even highlighted one of the most important favour for us to be grateful for, to rejoice, to appreciate its true value and strive in our entire life to celebrate and live up to – i.e. to refer to His sending our Prophet Muhammad s.a.a.w. as the EDUCATOR par excellence. And the nature of EDUCATION of the DEEN is troughout our whole life. Note: It even stipulates the proper approaches – (which alludes to ADAB), and the ultimate attainment is in the learning of the KITAB (Al- Qur’an) and AL-HIKMAH (the Prophetic Wisdom). Although HIKMAH is referring to Sunnah An-Nabawwiyyah, yet the Qur’anic usage of the term AL-HIKMAH must be profoundly understood, not relegated simplistically to be mere learning or quoting of Qur’an, Ahadith and As-Sunnah alone.
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  69. 69. ““Certainly did Allah confer [great] favour upon the believersCertainly did Allah confer [great] favour upon the believers when He sent among them a Messengerwhen He sent among them a Messenger (Muhammad) from(Muhammad) from among themselves, to (among themselves, to (YAT-LU-’ALAI-HIMYAT-LU-’ALAI-HIM ) rehearse to them) rehearse to them His Signs (His Signs (AS-YAA-TI-HIAS-YAA-TI-HI) , and () , and (YU-ZAK-KEE-HIMYU-ZAK-KEE-HIM) to sanctify) to sanctify them (purify and make them grow), and to (them (purify and make them grow), and to (YU-’AL-LIMU-YU-’AL-LIMU- HUMHUM) instruct them in () instruct them in (AL-KITABAL-KITAB) Scripture and () Scripture and (AL-AL- HIKMAHHIKMAH) Wisdom― although they had been, before, in) Wisdom― although they had been, before, in manifest error― .“manifest error― .“ ((Qur’an:Aali ‘Imran: 3: 164Qur’an:Aali ‘Imran: 3: 164)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  70. 70. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) ““If anyone (If anyone (YUSHAA-QIQYUSHAA-QIQ) contends with the Messenger) contends with the Messenger even aftereven after guidance has been plainly conveyed to himguidance has been plainly conveyed to him, and follows a path, and follows a path other than that becoming to men to Faith, We shall leave him inother than that becoming to men to Faith, We shall leave him in the path he has chosen, and land him in Hell, what an evil refuge.”the path he has chosen, and land him in Hell, what an evil refuge.” ((Qur’an: An-Nisa’: 4: 115)Qur’an: An-Nisa’: 4: 115)
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  72. 72. ””The similitude of those who were charged with theThe similitude of those who were charged with the (obligations of the) Mosaic Law, but who subsequently(obligations of the) Mosaic Law, but who subsequently failed in thosefailed in those (obligations), is that of a donkey which(obligations), is that of a donkey which carries huge tomes (carries huge tomes (but understands them notbut understands them not). Evil is). Evil is the similitude of people who falsify the Signs of Allah:the similitude of people who falsify the Signs of Allah: and Allah guides not people who do wrong.”and Allah guides not people who do wrong.” ((Qur’an: Jumu’at: 62: 5Qur’an: Jumu’at: 62: 5)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
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  74. 74. 74 ”So set thou thy face steadily and truly to the faith: (establish) Allah's handiwork according to the pattern on which He has made mankind: (LAA TAB-DII-LA) no change (let there be) in the work (wrought) by Allah (LI-KHAL-QILLAH): that is the standard Religion: but most among mankind understand not.” ((Surah Rum: 30: 30Surah Rum: 30: 30)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH
  75. 75. ““Every child is born in a state of pure innocence (Every child is born in a state of pure innocence (FIFITWTWRAHRAH),), It is the parents then who would make him to becomeIt is the parents then who would make him to become a Jew or a Christian or a Pagan.”a Jew or a Christian or a Pagan.” ((Hadith reported by BukharyHadith reported by Bukhary)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH
  76. 76. TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH ““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], so) [i.e. justly balanced], so that [with your lives] you might bear witness to the truththat [with your lives] you might bear witness to the truth before all mankind (before all mankind (SHUHADAA-A - ‘ALAN-NAASSHUHADAA-A - ‘ALAN-NAAS) , and the) , and the Messenger as a witness over you.“Messenger as a witness over you.“ ((Qur’an: al- Baqarah: 2:143Qur’an: al- Baqarah: 2:143)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
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  78. 78. TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) ““And strive (And strive (WA-JAA-HADUWA-JAA-HADU) in His cause as ye ought to) in His cause as ye ought to strive, (with sincerity and under discipline). He has chosenstrive, (with sincerity and under discipline). He has chosen you, and has imposed no difficulties on you in religion; ityou, and has imposed no difficulties on you in religion; it is the (is the (MILLATMILLAT) creed of your father Abraham. It is He) creed 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 be a) may be a witness for you, and ye be witnesses for mankind!witness for you, and ye be witnesses for mankind! ((SHUHADAA-A- ‘ALAN-NAASSHUHADAA-A- ‘ALAN-NAAS)).“.“ ((Qur’an: al- Hajj: 22:78Qur’an: al- Hajj: 22:78))
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  81. 81. ““In the name of AllahIn the name of Allah, the Entirely Merciful, the, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.Especially Merciful. [All] praise is [due] to Allah,[All] praise is [due] to Allah, Lord of the worldsLord of the worlds - The- The Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful,Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful, SovereignSovereign of the Day of Recompenseof the Day of Recompense. It is You we worship and. It is You we worship and You we ask for help.You we ask for help. Guide usGuide us to the straight pathto the straight path - The path of- The path of those upon whom You have bestowedthose upon whom You have bestowed favour,favour, not ofnot of those who have evoked [Your] angerthose who have evoked [Your] anger or ofor of those who are astraythose who are astray.”.” ((Qur’an: al-Fateha: 1: 1-7Qur’an: al-Fateha: 1: 1-7)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  82. 82. ““We the prophets are commanded to place peopleWe the prophets are commanded to place people according toaccording to their stationtheir station and to speak unto themand to speak unto them in accordance with theirin accordance with their intellectual capacityintellectual capacity.”.” ((Hadith reported by Abu Dawud from A’isyah r.aHadith reported by Abu Dawud from A’isyah r.a.).) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  83. 83. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) WHAT TO AIM FOR: ““The best ones amongst you is the person who makes youThe best ones amongst you is the person who makes you remember Allah when youremember Allah when you look upon himlook upon him; and; and whenever he speakswhenever he speaks it increases you your knowledge (of the Deen), andit increases you your knowledge (of the Deen), and with his deedswith his deeds it inspires (motivates) you to strive for your Hereafter.”it inspires (motivates) you to strive for your Hereafter.” ((Hadith reported by Hakim from Ibnu ‘Umar r.aHadith reported by Hakim from Ibnu ‘Umar r.a.).)
  84. 84. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) WHAT TO AIM FOR: ““And whenAnd when Allah guides a single person (to Islam),Allah guides a single person (to Islam), through youthrough you (with your sincere effort), (the reward) for(with your sincere effort), (the reward) for you is better than (if you are given) the whole worldyou is better than (if you are given) the whole world and whatever it contains.”and whatever it contains.” ((Hadith of the ProphetHadith of the Prophet ))
  85. 85. “A learned FAQIH (scholar & teacher) is truly FAQIH, one who does not cause others to feel despair from receiving the mercy of Allah (i.e. not overly strict and too ‘harsh’); and neither does he (give the impression by his behaviour, a guarantees as if ) anyone can avert or withhold the wrath (punishment) of Allah, nor allows opportunity (by giving dispensation) for anyone to disobey Allah (i.e. being inappropriately lax and too ‘nice’). (Hilyatul-Auliya: 1-73 – as quoted by M.Natsir in Fiqhud-Da’wah) WISE SAYING OF IMAM ‘ALI BIN ABI TOLIB R.A.WISE SAYING OF IMAM ‘ALI BIN ABI TOLIB R.A. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
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  87. 87. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH 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).). All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
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