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[Slideshare] tafaqqahu-(2014)-#2 a -daily-application-(upon-waking-up)-(23-august-2014)

  1. 1. UNDERSTANDING OF THE DEEN (AL-ISLAM) Intermediate Islamic (FIQH) course in English Conducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail LESSON # 2 aLESSON # 2 a 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) Daily application of FIQHDaily application of FIQH Upon Waking-upUpon Waking-up Updated 23 August 2014
  2. 2. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOSTMOST COMPASSIONATE,COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFULMOST MERCIFUL All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013) The Messenger of Allah s.a.a.w. said: “Make it easy, do not make it difficult; convey glad-tidings and do not cause them to run (away from this Deen).” AN-NASEEHAH ““Sincere advice”Sincere advice”
  3. 3. Participants in this course should have undergone through myParticipants in this course should have undergone through my earlier modules, from –earlier modules, from – BEGINNERS’ COURSEBEGINNERS’ COURSE ON ISLAM FORON ISLAM FOR ADULTS… then to theADULTS… then to the INTRODUCTORY COURSESINTRODUCTORY COURSES – (Introduction to– (Introduction to TAUTAUHHEEDEED; Approach to the Study; Approach to the Study FIQHFIQH; Introduction to ‘Ilm-al-; Introduction to ‘Ilm-al- AKHLAQAKHLAQ/Tasawwuf) … then on to The Islamic Concept of/Tasawwuf) … then on to The Islamic Concept of ADABADAB.. We recognize too that the lesson is held once a week, andWe recognize too that the lesson is held once a week, and participants may not aspire to studyparticipants may not aspire to study FIQHFIQH intensively but ratherintensively but rather adequately (as aadequately (as a Fardhu ’AinFardhu ’Ain requirement).requirement). Also, we should now be manifesting as much of our knowledgeAlso, we should now be manifesting as much of our knowledge which have been taught-learnt, into practice (which have been taught-learnt, into practice (‘AMAL‘AMAL).). With these consideration, this module is crafted.With these consideration, this module is crafted. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  4. 4. “Indeed this religion is easy (YUS-RUN), and no one will ever overburden himself (SHADID) in matters of his religion (AD-DEEN) except that he will be GHALABAH - defeated ( unable to achieving it ) … ” (Hadith reported by Bukhary & Nasa-i) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  5. 5. “So seek (in doing) what is appropriate (do not be extreme), and come as close as you can (to its teachings), and receive the glad tidings (of being rewarded), and take it easy (upon yourself), and gain strength by your worshipping ( D’ua ) in the mornings and afternoons, and during the last hours of the nights” (Hadith reported by Bukhary & Nasa-i) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  6. 6. “For you have been sent to make things easy (for the people) and you have not been sent to make things difficult or them.” (Hadith reported by Bukhary) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) A Bedouin urinated in the mosque, and the people rushed to beat him. Allah’s Messenger s.a.a.w. ordered them to leave him alone, and ordered for a bucket of water to be poured over the place where he urinated. The Prophet s.a.a.w. then said:
  7. 7. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  8. 8. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOSTMOST COMPASSIONATE,COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFULMOST MERCIFUL
  9. 9. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOSTMOST COMPASSIONATE,COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFULMOST MERCIFUL 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 serve] worship Me ([know and serve] worship Me (LIYA’-BU-DUUNLIYA’-BU-DUUN).). [But withal,] no sustenance do I ever demand of them,[But withal,] no sustenance do I ever demand of them, nor do I demand that they feed Me: for, verily, Allahnor do I demand that they feed Me: for, verily, Allah Himself is the Provider of all sustenance, the Lord of allHimself is the Provider of all sustenance, the Lord of all might, the Eternal! ”might, the Eternal! ” ((Qur’an: Surah al-Dzaariyat:51: 56-56Qur’an: Surah al-Dzaariyat:51: 56-56))
  10. 10. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOSTMOST COMPASSIONATE,COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFULMOST MERCIFUL
  11. 11. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOSTMOST COMPASSIONATE,COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFULMOST MERCIFUL Verily, in the creation of theVerily, in the creation of the heavens and the earthheavens and the earth, and in the, and in the succession ofsuccession of night and daynight and day, there are indeed messages for all, there are indeed messages for all who are endowed with insightwho are endowed with insight, [and], [and] who remember Allahwho remember Allah whenwhen they stand, and when they sit, and when they lie down to sleep,they stand, and when they sit, and when they lie down to sleep, and [thus] reflect on the creation of the heavens and the earth:and [thus] reflect on the creation of the heavens and the earth: "O our Sustainer! Thou hast not created [aught of] this without"O our Sustainer! Thou hast not created [aught of] this without meaning and purpose. Limitless art Thou in Thy glory! Keep usmeaning and purpose. Limitless art Thou in Thy glory! Keep us safe, then, from suffering through fire!”safe, then, from suffering through fire!” ((Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 190-191Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 190-191))
  12. 12. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOSTMOST COMPASSIONATE,COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFULMOST MERCIFUL
  13. 13. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOSTMOST COMPASSIONATE,COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFULMOST MERCIFUL (Say:) ”Behold, my prayer ((Say:) ”Behold, my prayer (SWSWOLAHOLAH), and [all] my acts of), and [all] my acts of worship (worship (NUSUUKNUSUUK), my living (), my living (MAHYAYAMAHYAYA) and my dying) and my dying ((MAMAATMAMAAT) are for God [Allah alone, Who is], the Sustainer) are for God [Allah alone, Who is], the Sustainer of all the worlds, in whose divinity none has a share: for thusof all the worlds, in whose divinity none has a share: for thus have I been bidden – and I shall [always]have I been bidden – and I shall [always] be foremostbe foremost amongamong those who surrender themselves to Him (those who surrender themselves to Him (MUSLIMEENMUSLIMEEN).”).” ((Qur’an: Surah al-An’am:6:162Qur’an: Surah al-An’am:6:162))
  14. 14. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOSTMOST COMPASSIONATE,COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFULMOST MERCIFUL
  15. 15. ““O you who covers himself [with a garment]. Arise (O you who covers himself [with a garment]. Arise (QUMQUM) and) and warn (warn (FA-ANDZIRFA-ANDZIR). And (). And (ROBBAKA – FAKABBIRROBBAKA – FAKABBIR) magnify the glory) magnify the glory of your Lord. And your (of your Lord. And your (THIYAABATHIYAABA) clothing purify () clothing purify (FA-FA-TwTwAH-HIRAH-HIR).). And (And (FARUJ-ZAFARUJ-ZA) uncleanliness avoid () uncleanliness avoid (FAH-JURFAH-JUR), and bestow not), and bestow not favour (favour (LAA-TAM-NUNLAA-TAM-NUN) in order to seek from others a greater) in order to seek from others a greater return (return (TAS-TAK-THIRTAS-TAK-THIR), and (), and (LI-ROB-BIKA - FASw-BIRLI-ROB-BIKA - FASw-BIR) patiently) patiently persevere for your Lord's sake.”persevere for your Lord's sake.” ((Qur’an: Muddathir: 74: 1-7Qur’an: Muddathir: 74: 1-7)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOSTMOST COMPASSIONATE,COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFULMOST MERCIFUL
  16. 16. ““All praise is for AllAll praise is for Allaah who gave us life after having taken ith who gave us life after having taken it from us and unto Him is the resurrection”from us and unto Him is the resurrection” AL-HAM-DU-LIL-LAA-HIL-LADZEE – AH-YAA-NAA – MAA – AMAA-TANAA – WA-’ILAI-HIN- NUSHUU-R All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) WIRDWIRD extracted from:extracted from: ““The Nearest Path for those Seeking Proximity to God”The Nearest Path for those Seeking Proximity to God” ‘AMALAN – DEVOTIONAL PRACTICES
  17. 17. AL-HAM-DU-LIL-LAA-HIL-LADZEE – RAD-DA – ‘ALAI-YA – RUU-HEE WA – ‘AA-FAA-NEE – FEE – JASA-DEE WA – ADZINA – LEE – BI – DZIK-RIHI ““All praise is for AllAll praise is for Allaah who restored to me my soul, and who giveh who restored to me my soul, and who give me physical well-being (health), and grant me the permissionme physical well-being (health), and grant me the permission (opportunity) to engage in the remembrance Him.”(opportunity) to engage in the remembrance Him.” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) ‘AMALAN – DEVOTIONAL PRACTICES
  18. 18. ““All praise is for AllAll praise is for Allaah who created for us (the ability to) sleeph who created for us (the ability to) sleep and (the ability to be) awaken (from it).”and (the ability to be) awaken (from it).” AL-HAM-DU-LIL-LAA-HIL-LADZEE – KHO-LA-QON-NAW-MA - WAL – YA – QO - ZA All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) ‘AMALAN – DEVOTIONAL PRACTICES
  19. 19. ““All praise is for AllAll praise is for Allaah who resurrect (awakened) me safe andh who resurrect (awakened) me safe and whole”whole” AL-HAM-DU-LIL-LAA-HIL-LADZEE – BA – ‘A – THA – NEE – SAA- LI-MAN – SA - WEE-YAN All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) ‘AMALAN – DEVOTIONAL PRACTICES
  20. 20. ““I bear witness that verily (it is) AllI bear witness that verily (it is) Allaah (Who) grants life and death,h (Who) grants life and death, and over all things He is Powerful (able).”and over all things He is Powerful (able).” ASH – HA – DU – AN-NALLAA-HA – YUH – YEEL - MAW-TA WA – HU-WA – ‘A-LAA – KUL – LI – SHAI – INQ – QO- DIIR All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) ‘AMALAN – DEVOTIONAL PRACTICES
  21. 21. ““There is no god (deserving of worship) except AllThere is no god (deserving of worship) except Allaah, the Absoluteh, the Absolute One, there is no partners (associates) to Him. To Him belongs theOne, there is no partners (associates) to Him. To Him belongs the Sovereignty and the Praise, and over all things He is PowerfulSovereignty and the Praise, and over all things He is Powerful (able)”(able)” LAA-ILAA-HA – IL-LALLAA-HU – WAH – DA-HU – LAA –SHA-REE-KA-LAH LA-HUL – MUL – KU – WA – LA-HUL – HAMDU – WA – HU-WA ‘A-LAA – KUL – LI – SHAY – INQ – QO – DII-R All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) ‘AMALAN – DEVOTIONAL PRACTICES
  22. 22. ““How perfect Allah is, and all praise is for Allah, and none has the right to be worshipped except Allah, Allah is the greatest and there is no power nor might except with Allah, The Most High, The Supreme.” SUB-HAA-NALLAAHI – WAL-HAM-DU-LILLAAHI – WA-LAA-ILAA-HA-IL- LALLAAHU – WALLAA-HU – AK-BAR – WA-LAA – HAW – LA – WA –LAA – QUW-WATA – IL-LAA – BIL- LAA-HIL – ‘ALIY- YIL – ‘AZEE-M All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) ‘AMALAN – DEVOTIONAL PRACTICES
  23. 23. ““None has the right to be worshipped except You, Yours O Allah, belongs the Transcendent Perfection and Yours is the Praise, I seek forgiveness of You for my sins. And I beseech You (to bestow upon me) Your Mercy ” LAA-ILAA-HA-IL-LA - ANTA – SUB-HAA – NA -KALLAA-HUM-MA – WA-BI-HAM-DI-KA – AS-TAGH – FI-RU-KA WA- AS- A – LU-KA – RAH – MA -TAK All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) ‘AMALAN – DEVOTIONAL PRACTICES
  24. 24. ““OO Lord! Increase in me Knowledge, and do not change my heart after You have guided me, bestow upon me from Yourself Mercy, For verily, You are the Generous Bestower of favours” ROB-BI – ZID-NEE – ‘IL- MAN – WA – LAA – TU-ZIGH – QOL-BEE BA’ – DA – IDZ – HA-DAI - TA-NEE WA-HAB-LEE – MIN – LA-DUN –KA – RAH – MA-TAN IN-NA-KA – AN – TAL – WAH - HAAB All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) END OF OF THE WIRD (DU’A) ‘AMALAN – DEVOTIONAL PRACTICES
  25. 25. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))  Al-Ham-dulil-laah – (All the Praises belongs to Allah)  The first utterance upon our being conscious should be towards us extolling the Praise of Allah.  This expression itself is taught to us by Allah SWT.  Its true significance (meaning) essentially is consistent with TAUHEED – “attestation to the Absolute Oneness of Allah” – which thus literally meant : “I extol Praises of Allah with the Praise which is in accordance with Allah’s knowledge of Himself (Exalted and transcendent), for none are able to praise Him adequately except Himself”
  26. 26. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) (Then we enumerate the favours from Him which we acknowledge )(Then we enumerate the favours from Him which we acknowledge ) “He who gave us life after having taken it from us and unto Him is thegave us life after having taken it from us and unto Him is the resurrectionresurrection”” Many of us failed to appreciate a great lesson in waking up.Many of us failed to appreciate a great lesson in waking up. A lesson which stares us in our faces daily – that of life and death and theA lesson which stares us in our faces daily – that of life and death and the Resurrection leading to Judgment Day in Eternal Hereafter – it is as real asResurrection leading to Judgment Day in Eternal Hereafter – it is as real as our sleep and our waking up.our sleep and our waking up.
  27. 27. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  28. 28. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) ““Allah takes the souls at the time of their death, andAllah takes the souls at the time of their death, and those that do not die [He takes] during their sleep.those that do not die [He takes] during their sleep. Then He keeps those for which He has decreed deathThen He keeps those for which He has decreed death and releases the others for a specified term. Indeedand releases the others for a specified term. Indeed in that are signs for a people who give thought.”in that are signs for a people who give thought.” ((Qur’an: Az-Zumar: 39: 42Qur’an: Az-Zumar: 39: 42))
  29. 29. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) “who restored (return back)to me my soulwho restored (return back)to me my soul”” Our Soul is being returned to us - indeed a great favour from Allah forOur Soul is being returned to us - indeed a great favour from Allah for extending our life-term. How many people take this for granted, as thoughextending our life-term. How many people take this for granted, as though to wake up is as easy like the winding of our alarm-clock.to wake up is as easy like the winding of our alarm-clock. The mention of “Soul (The mention of “Soul (RURUHH) ” is of a tremendous importance today –) ” is of a tremendous importance today – where ‘materialism-atheism’ ideology held sway in influencing modernwhere ‘materialism-atheism’ ideology held sway in influencing modern men to disregard religiosity and matters of the unseen and of spiritualmen to disregard religiosity and matters of the unseen and of spiritual realm (realm (REALITYREALITY) as taught by Islam.) as taught by Islam. Yet, what differentiates a corpse from that of a sleeping person?Yet, what differentiates a corpse from that of a sleeping person?
  30. 30. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) “who give me physical well-being (healthwho give me physical well-being (health)”)” Even the condition of our physical body being kept in good health andEven the condition of our physical body being kept in good health and well-being upon waking up, is something for us to be amazed of and bewell-being upon waking up, is something for us to be amazed of and be grateful for.grateful for. We were totally not conscious, immobilized, not in control of all ourWe were totally not conscious, immobilized, not in control of all our physical body for 6-8 hours. Yet, in waking up, we expect everythingphysical body for 6-8 hours. Yet, in waking up, we expect everything would be is in working order. And it always is.would be is in working order. And it always is.
  31. 31. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))  The very purpose of our being created is to “The very purpose of our being created is to “worship- serveworship- serve” Allah SWT. And” Allah SWT. And this can only be possible only by us having the knowledge of Himthis can only be possible only by us having the knowledge of Him ((MA’RIFATULLAHMA’RIFATULLAH) , which leads to our believe and thenceforth to be) , which leads to our believe and thenceforth to be engaging in the constant remembrance of Allah (engaging in the constant remembrance of Allah (DZIKRULLAAHDZIKRULLAAH).).  Yet we do not and would not be able to be amongst those who remembersYet we do not and would not be able to be amongst those who remembers Allah SWT - except if Allah permits and in accordance with the Decree ofAllah SWT - except if Allah permits and in accordance with the Decree of Allah. And in hoping for this, even a little signs of Him making us toAllah. And in hoping for this, even a little signs of Him making us to remember Him must be appreciated and reciprocated by our mentioning it.remember Him must be appreciated and reciprocated by our mentioning it. “and grant me the permission (opportunity) to engageand grant me the permission (opportunity) to engage in the remembrance Him”in the remembrance Him”
  32. 32. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) “All praise is for AllAll praise is for Allaah who created for us (the ability to) sleep and (theh who created for us (the ability to) sleep and (the ability to be) awaken (from it)”ability to be) awaken (from it)” Many of us take our ability to sleep and then to be awaken from sleep,Many of us take our ability to sleep and then to be awaken from sleep, for granted. Those who has trouble resort to pills, hypnotism or otherfor granted. Those who has trouble resort to pills, hypnotism or other forms of escapism, which in some case they would even resort to suicide.forms of escapism, which in some case they would even resort to suicide. Sleep depravity, indeed can be torturous. Also, to be in coma would beSleep depravity, indeed can be torturous. Also, to be in coma would be burdensome. So appreciate the value in these.burdensome. So appreciate the value in these. Also today, cases of ‘sudden death’ while in their sleep is common.Also today, cases of ‘sudden death’ while in their sleep is common.
  33. 33. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) “All praise is for AllAll praise is for Allaah who created for us (the ability to) sleep and (theh who created for us (the ability to) sleep and (the ability to be) awaken (from it)”ability to be) awaken (from it)” We must realize and admit our being heedless. This heedlessness is dueWe must realize and admit our being heedless. This heedlessness is due to our taking for granted something accepted as ‘routine’.to our taking for granted something accepted as ‘routine’. Allah SWT is -Allah SWT is - AR-RAAR-RAHHMAANMAAN (The Most Gracious i.e. exceedingly kind(The Most Gracious i.e. exceedingly kind and generous with His bestowals), that we are in fact unable even toand generous with His bestowals), that we are in fact unable even to enumerate these ‘favours’ (enumerate these ‘favours’ (NI’MAHNI’MAH).).
  34. 34. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) “And He gave you from all you asked of Him. And if you should count the favour of Allah, you could not enumerate them. Indeed, mankind is [generally] most unjust (ZALUMUN) and ungrateful (KAFFAA-R).” (Qur’an: Ibrahim: 14: 34 )
  35. 35. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) ““And of His signs is your sleep by night andAnd of His signs is your sleep by night and day and your seeking of His bounty. Indeed inday and your seeking of His bounty. Indeed in that are signs for a people who listen.”that are signs for a people who listen.” ((Qur’an: Rum: 30: 23Qur’an: Rum: 30: 23 ))
  36. 36. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) “All praise is for AllAll praise is for Allaah who resurrect (awakened) me safe and whole”h who resurrect (awakened) me safe and whole” Indeed, to be awakened from sleep is in fact a reminder for us regardingIndeed, to be awakened from sleep is in fact a reminder for us regarding our Belief in the Day of Resurrection of the Hereafter.our Belief in the Day of Resurrection of the Hereafter. We are in fact given the ‘taste’ here and now, as a favour, and thus toWe are in fact given the ‘taste’ here and now, as a favour, and thus to regard our being restored safe and wholesome indeed should beregard our being restored safe and wholesome indeed should be appreciated – for Allah SWT assured us that by being grateful, He willappreciated – for Allah SWT assured us that by being grateful, He will grant us more favours. On Resurrection day, not everyone will be restoredgrant us more favours. On Resurrection day, not everyone will be restored safe and whole – rather the Qur’an describes it as very terrifying. Oursafe and whole – rather the Qur’an describes it as very terrifying. Our night and day is thus a Sign and reminder of this Reality.night and day is thus a Sign and reminder of this Reality.
  37. 37. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) ““And of His signs is your sleep (And of His signs is your sleep (MANAAMMANAAM) by night) by night and day and your seeking (and day and your seeking (IBTIIBTIGHGHAA) of His bounty) of His bounty ((FAFADwDw-LIHI-LIHI). Indeed in that are (). Indeed in that are (AAYATAAYAT) signs for a) signs for a people who listen (people who listen (YAS-MA-’UUNYAS-MA-’UUN).”).” ((Qur’an: Rum: 30: 23Qur’an: Rum: 30: 23 ))
  38. 38. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) “I bear witness that verily (it is) AllI bear witness that verily (it is) Allaah (Who) grants life and death, and overh (Who) grants life and death, and over all things He is Powerful (able)”all things He is Powerful (able)” We thus reaffirm the Articles of Faith (We thus reaffirm the Articles of Faith (AR-KAA-NUL- II-MANAR-KAA-NUL- II-MAN) which we) which we Muslims must never forget, especially today when many are affected byMuslims must never forget, especially today when many are affected by Secularist-Materialistic outlook of life being profusely disseminated by theSecularist-Materialistic outlook of life being profusely disseminated by the media and the ‘powers’ that be.media and the ‘powers’ that be. Reliance upon Allah SWT as our Lord and Protector, in Whom, alone, theReliance upon Allah SWT as our Lord and Protector, in Whom, alone, the fate of our Life or Death depends. We must never be like some cowardlyfate of our Life or Death depends. We must never be like some cowardly people who, fearing Death, pragmatically and easily compromised theirpeople who, fearing Death, pragmatically and easily compromised their Faith.Faith.
  39. 39. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) Say: "Nothing will happen to us except what Allah has decreed for us: He is our protector": and on Allah let the Believers put their trust. (Qur’an: Taubah: 9: 51)
  40. 40. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) “There is no god (deserving of worship) except AllThere is no god (deserving of worship) except Allaah, the Absolute One,h, the Absolute One, there is no partners (associates) to Him”there is no partners (associates) to Him” We must constantly renew our Faith withWe must constantly renew our Faith with DZIKRDZIKR.. First our affirmation and adherence toFirst our affirmation and adherence to TAUTAUHHEEDEED, rejecting every forms, rejecting every forms ofof SHIRKSHIRK.. Also, remember that the first criteria for being (‘Also, remember that the first criteria for being (‘AB-DAN –SHA-KUURAB-DAN –SHA-KUUR)) “as grateful slave/servant” of Allah SWT is to attest to His Absolute“as grateful slave/servant” of Allah SWT is to attest to His Absolute Oneness (Oneness (TAUTAUHHEEDEED). To be guided to this itself, is a tremendous favour –). To be guided to this itself, is a tremendous favour – AL-AL-HHAM-DULIL-LAAHAM-DULIL-LAAH..
  41. 41. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) “To Him belongs the Sovereignty and the Praise, and over all things He isTo Him belongs the Sovereignty and the Praise, and over all things He is Powerful (able)”Powerful (able)” Indeed, everything that is in Creation – the seen and unseen - belongsIndeed, everything that is in Creation – the seen and unseen - belongs to Allah SWT. He is the Owner and the Sovereign.to Allah SWT. He is the Owner and the Sovereign. And all Praise is rightfully His, unto to Whom all things becomes, andAnd all Praise is rightfully His, unto to Whom all things becomes, and without Whose Power, nothing is possible nor anyone is capable. Thuswithout Whose Power, nothing is possible nor anyone is capable. Thus we believe that Allah SWT can intervene in our life. He is our Protectorwe believe that Allah SWT can intervene in our life. He is our Protector and to Whom we seek refuge in, from every harm in this world and theand to Whom we seek refuge in, from every harm in this world and the Hereafter.Hereafter.
  42. 42. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) “None has the right to be worshipped except You, Yours O Allah, belongs the Transcendent Perfection and Yours is the Praise”  Indeed, there is none to be regarded as divine except You O Allah.Indeed, there is none to be regarded as divine except You O Allah.  And we glorify Allah to be Perfect, transcending every deficiencyAnd we glorify Allah to be Perfect, transcending every deficiency which we may have inadvertently ascribe regarding Your attributes.which we may have inadvertently ascribe regarding Your attributes.  And we acknowledge and extol praises of You O Allah, with the PraiseAnd we acknowledge and extol praises of You O Allah, with the Praise which only You can Praise .which only You can Praise .
  43. 43. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) “I seek forgiveness of You for my sins, and I beseech from You (to bestow upon me) Your Mercy ”  Indeed, we admit our faults and sins, seeking Your Forgiveness O Allah.Indeed, we admit our faults and sins, seeking Your Forgiveness O Allah.  We are taught by You to never despair from Your Mercy, therefore weWe are taught by You to never despair from Your Mercy, therefore we implore You to be Merciful towards us.implore You to be Merciful towards us.  Do forgive us and our family and loved ones.Do forgive us and our family and loved ones.  Your have said that Your Mercy is over even Your Wrath, so cover us allYour have said that Your Mercy is over even Your Wrath, so cover us all look towards us with Your Mercy, in every moment and on every state.look towards us with Your Mercy, in every moment and on every state.  Indeed You, O Allah, is the Most Merciful of those who show mercy.Indeed You, O Allah, is the Most Merciful of those who show mercy.
  44. 44. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) “OO Lord! Increase in me Knowledge, and do not change my heart after You have guided me, ”  We, whom You have created deficient and in utter need of You, haveWe, whom You have created deficient and in utter need of You, have all been commanded to serve and worship You.all been commanded to serve and worship You.  Yet, without the Knowledge and Your Guidance we would be in utterYet, without the Knowledge and Your Guidance we would be in utter confusion and loss.confusion and loss.  Therefor grant us beneficial knowledge, and safeguard our hearts andTherefor grant us beneficial knowledge, and safeguard our hearts and keep our Faith upon Your Guidancekeep our Faith upon Your Guidance
  45. 45. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) “bestow upon me from Yourself Mercy, for verily, You are the Generous Bestower of favours”  Indeed, it is from Allah’s encompassing Mercy that we hope for,Indeed, it is from Allah’s encompassing Mercy that we hope for, because in ourselves and in our deeds, there is nothing which makesbecause in ourselves and in our deeds, there is nothing which makes us deserving of anything, unless Allah, out of His Mercy, accepts andus deserving of anything, unless Allah, out of His Mercy, accepts and bestow.bestow. END OF REFFLECTION ON THE WIRD (DU’A) waAllaahu a’lam
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