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UNDERSTANDING OF THE DEEN (AL-ISLAM) 
Intermediate Islamic (FIQH) course in English 
Conducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Isma...
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""AAnndd oonn eeaarrtthh tthheerree aarree SSiiggnnss ((ooff AAllllaahh''ss eexxiisstteennccee,, vviissiibbllee)) ttoo 
aa...
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CCaann yyoouu nnoott tthheenn sseeee??
""SSoooonn wwiillll WWee sshhooww tthheemm ((AAAA--YYAAAA--TTIINNAA)) OOuurr 
ssiiggnnss iinn ((AAAA--FFAAQQ)) tthhee ffuu...
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Listen, see, tthhiinnkk,, aanndd uunnddeerrssttaanndd……
""MMaannyy aarree tthhee JJiinnnnss ((ssppiirriittss)) aanndd mmeenn WWee hhaavvee mmaaddee 
ffoorr HHeellll:: 
TThheeyy h...
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ALLAA-HUM-MA – AN-TA – HAS-SAN-TA – KHAL-QEE – FA-HAS-SIN 
– KHU –LU-QEE, WA-HAR-RIM – WAJ-HEE – ‘A-LAN- NAA-R 
“O Allah, ...
AL-HAM-DU-LIL-LAA-HIL-LADZEE – SAU-WA – KHAL-QEE – FA – ‘AD-DA- 
LA-HU – WA – KAR-RO-MA – SWUU-RO-TAN – WAJ-HEE 
FA-HAS-SA...
“The wise person is the one who takes account of himself 
and strives for that which is after death. And the helpless 
per...
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““And contain thyself in patience by tthhee ssiiddee ooff aallll wwhhoo aatt 
mmoorrnn aanndd aatt eevveenniinngg iinnvvoo...
““AND PROPOUND unto them the parable of ttwwoo mmeenn,, uuppoonn oonnee 
ooff wwhhoomm WWee hhaadd bbeessttoowweedd ttwwoo...
““Each of the two gardens yielded its produce aanndd nneevveerr ffaaiilleedd 
tthheerreeiinn iinn aannyy wwaayy,, ffoorr W...
““And so [the man] had fruit in abundance. AAnndd [[oonnee ddaayy]] hhee ssaaiidd 
ttoo hhiiss ffrriieenndd,, bbaannddyyii...
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““AAnndd ((ZZAAAA--LLIIMMUUNN--LLII--NNAAFFSSII)) hhaavviinngg [[tthhuuss]] ssiinnnneedd aaggaaiinnsstt 
hhiimmsseellff,, ...
““And his friend answered him in the course ooff tthheeiirr aarrgguummeenntt:: 
""WWiilltt tthhoouu bbllaasspphheemmee aag...
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““BBuutt aass ffoorr mmyysseellff,, [[II.. kknnooww tthhaatt]] HHee iiss AAllllaahh,, mmyy SSuussttaaiinneerr;; aanndd 
II...
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““…… yyeett iitt mmaayy wweellll bbee tthhaatt mmyy SSuussttaaiinneerr wwiillll ggiivvee mmee 
ssoommeetthhiinngg bbeetttt...
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“He said: ‘The DEEN (Religion) is NASEEHAH (advice; sincerity)’. 
We said: ‘Towards whom?’. He (peace and blessings of All...
 The Arabic word “NASEEHAH” generally carries the literal meaning 
in English for ”advice”. Yet unlike the English term, ...
 In this Arabic interrogative term “li-man?” when we mean to ask 
“for whom?” it implies we seek to know “who is the one ...
 When the Prophet s.a.a.w. responded to explain that it is “.... 
… For (and also towards) Allah, His Book, His Messenger...
 This is because “advice” is deemed to be given to another who is the 
needy for it. Certainly, Allah s.w.t. has no need ...
 The beauty of Arabic language is that every word is derived from 
its trilateral roots (in this case the three letters N...
 Thus the relevance of the Prophet’s use of this same word here – 
one of the mark of his gifted wisdom and eloquence (“J...
 We mmuusstt rreeaalliissee tthhaatt tthhiiss DDEEEENN iiss aallll aabboouutt AArr--RRiissaaaallaahh,, tthhee 
mmeessssaa...
 TThhee tteerrmm ““NNAASSEEEEHHAAHH”” aaccttuuaallllyy aallrreeaaddyy ssttiippuullaatteess ccoommmmuunniiccaattiioonn 
bb...
 Interestingly, the religion of al-Islam is equated with the term 
“advice” would imply firstly, that man is not to be fo...
 We ought to give utmost attention to the point that when Allah 
s.w.t. speaks of Himself in the Qur’an as referring to i...
“ ... in the name of thy Lord (God as the Sustainer) Who creates ... 
Who is Most Bounteous ... Who taught man (the use of...
 This realization in the term AN-NASEEHAH with the DEEN must 
guide us and all those who engages in the work of Islamic 
...
 This realization in the term AN-NASEEHAH with the DEEN must 
guide us and all those who engages in the work of Islamic 
...
 Therefore we cannot compel nor coerce, neither by outright force 
nor even by deception. Truth and the right way are cle...
 Therefore we cannot compel nor coerce, neither by outright force 
nor even by deception. Truth and the right way are cle...
 We must hold the optimism that every human being can think and 
would want think rightly. Those who may lapse towards ac...
““CONSIDER the flight of time! Verily, mmaann iiss bboouunndd ttoo lloossee 
hhiimmsseellff uunnlleessss hhee bbee ooff tt...
 Those who accept or submit (called “Muslim”, which literally 
means “one who have submitted”) shall then continue to 
pa...
 As Allah s.w.t. emphasises the additional condition so as not to be 
losers, because believing and striving to do good t...
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, 
MOST COMPASSIONATE, 
MOST MERCIFUL. 
“A believer is the mirror of his brother. When 
he sees a faul...
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IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, 
MOST COMPASSIONATE, 
MOST MERCIFUL. 
AANN--NNAASSEEEEHHAAHH 
TThhee SSiinncceerree AAddvviiccee 
Al...
PARABLE OF THE PASSENGERS ON A SHIP 
A Saying of Prophet Muhammad [p.b.u.h.] 
AN-NASEEHAH 
Sincere Advice 
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““I saw that committing sin kills tthhee ((ssppiirriittuuaall)) hheeaarrtt 
AAnndd ttoo ppeerrssiisstt iinn ddooiinngg iit...
AL-HAM-DU-LILLAA-HIL – LA-DZEE – BI – NI’ – MA-TI-HI – 
TA-TIM-MUS – SWAA-LI-HAAT 
“All praise is for Allah, by Whose favo...
AL-HAM-DU-LILLAA-HI – ‘A –LAA – KUL – LI – HAA-L 
“All praise is for Allah, upon every situation” 
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  1. 1. UNDERSTANDING OF THE DEEN (AL-ISLAM) Intermediate Islamic (FIQH) course in English Conducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail IINN TTHHEE NNAAMMEE OOFF AALLLLAAHH,, MMOOSSTT CCOOMMPPAASSSSIIOONNAATTEE,, MMOOSSTT MMEERRCCIIFFUULL.. LLEESSSSOONN ## 22 dd UUssiinngg tteexxtt && ccuurrrriiccuulluumm hhee hhaass ddeevveellooppeedd eessppeecciiaallllyy ffoorr MMuusslliimm ccoonnvveerrttss aanndd yyoouunngg AAdduulltt EEnngglliisshh--ssppeeaakkiinngg MMuusslliimmss.. ““TToo sseeeekk kknnoowwlleeddggee iiss oobblliiggaattoorryy uuppoonn eevveerryy MMuusslliimm ((mmaallee && ffeemmaallee))”” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) "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) DDaaiillyy aapppplliiccaattiioonn ooff FFIIQQHH •LLooookkiinngg iinnttoo mmiirrrroorr •““AAnn--NNaasseeeehhaahh”” •PPaarraabbllee ooff tthhee mmiirrrroorr Updated 20 September 2014
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  3. 3. ""AAnndd oonn eeaarrtthh tthheerree aarree SSiiggnnss ((ooff AAllllaahh''ss eexxiisstteennccee,, vviissiibbllee)) ttoo aallll wwhhoo aarree eennddoowweedd wwiitthh iinnnneerr cceerrttaaiinnttyy,, jjuusstt aass ((tthheerree aarree ssiiggnnss)) tthheerreeooff wwiitthhiinn yyoouurr oowwnn sseellvveess ((FFEEEE--AAMM--FFUUSSIIKKUUMM)) :: ((AAFFAALLAAAA-- TTUUB--SSWWII--RRUUUUNN)) ccaann yyoouu nnoott tthheenn sseeee?? ““ (( QQuurr''aann:: AAzz--DDzzaarriiyyaatt:: 5511 :: 2200--2211 )) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) CCaann yyoouu nnoott tthheenn sseeee??
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  5. 5. ""SSoooonn wwiillll WWee sshhooww tthheemm ((AAAA--YYAAAA--TTIINNAA)) OOuurr ssiiggnnss iinn ((AAAA--FFAAQQ)) tthhee ffuurrtthheesstt rreeggiioonnss ((ooff tthhee uunniivveerrssee)) aanndd ((FFEEEE--AAMM--FFUUSSIIKKUUMM)) iinn tthheeiirr oowwnn ssoouullss ((NNaaffss--SSeellff)),, uunnttiill iitt bbeeccoommee mmaanniiffeesstt ttoo tthheemm tthhaatt tthhiiss iiss tthhee TTrruutthh.. IIss iitt nnoott eennoouugghh tthhaatt tthhyy LLoorrdd ddootthh wwiittnneessss aallll tthhiinnggss?? "" All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) (( QQuurr''aann:: FFuussssiillaatt:: 4411:: 5533 )) CCaann yyoouu nnoott tthheenn sseeee??
  6. 6. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) Listen, see, tthhiinnkk,, aanndd uunnddeerrssttaanndd……
  7. 7. ""MMaannyy aarree tthhee JJiinnnnss ((ssppiirriittss)) aanndd mmeenn WWee hhaavvee mmaaddee ffoorr HHeellll:: TThheeyy hhaavvee ((QQUULLUUUUB)) hheeaarrttss wwhheerreewwiitthh tthheeyy uunnddeerrssttaanndd nnoott,, ((UU’’--YYUUUUNN)) eeyyeess wwhheerreewwiitthh tthheeyy sseeee nnoott,, aanndd ((UU--DDZZUUNNUUNN)) eeaarrss wwhheerreewwiitthh tthheeyy hheeaarr nnoott.. TThheeyy aarree lliikkee ccaattttllee,,-- nnaayy mmoorree mmiissgguuiiddeedd:: ffoorr tthheeyy aarree ((GGHHOOFFIILLEEEENN)) hheeeeddlleessss ((ooff wwaarrnniinngg)).."" All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) (( QQuurr’’aann :: AA''rraaff:: 77 ::117799 )) LLiisstteenn,, sseeee,, tthhiinnkk,, aanndd uunnddeerrssttaanndd……
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  9. 9. ALLAA-HUM-MA – AN-TA – HAS-SAN-TA – KHAL-QEE – FA-HAS-SIN – KHU –LU-QEE, WA-HAR-RIM – WAJ-HEE – ‘A-LAN- NAA-R “O Allah, You have created me with good (physically form of creation), therefore make my (moral) disposition (AKHLAQ) to be good too; and make forbidden my countenance from the Hell-fire.” ” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  10. 10. AL-HAM-DU-LIL-LAA-HIL-LADZEE – SAU-WA – KHAL-QEE – FA – ‘AD-DA- LA-HU – WA – KAR-RO-MA – SWUU-RO-TAN – WAJ-HEE FA-HAS-SA-NA-HAA – WA-JA-’A-LA-NEE – MINAL- MUS-LI-MEEN “All praise is for Allah Who created me whole, and shaped me accordingly, honoured my countenance (face), then make it excellent (FAHAS-SAN-HA), and include me to be as Muslims ( those who submit to the Will of Allah) ” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  11. 11. “The wise person is the one who takes account of himself and strives for that which is after death. And the helpless person is the one who follows his (HAWA’) own whims (desires) and then indulge in wishful thinking about Allah.” (Hadith reported by Ibn Majah, Tirmidzi) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
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  13. 13. ““And contain thyself in patience by tthhee ssiiddee ooff aallll wwhhoo aatt mmoorrnn aanndd aatt eevveenniinngg iinnvvookkee tthheeiirr SSuussttaaiinneerr,, sseeeekkiinngg HHiiss ccoouunntteennaannccee,, aanndd lleett nnoott tthhiinnee eeyyeess ppaassss bbeeyyoonndd tthheemm iinn qquueesstt ooff tthhee bbeeaauuttiieess ooff tthhiiss wwoorrlldd''ss lliiffee;; aanndd ppaayy nnoo hheeeedd ttoo aannyy wwhhoossee hheeaarrtt WWee hhaavvee rreennddeerreedd hheeeeddlleessss ooff aallll rreemmeemmbbrraannccee ooff UUss bbeeccaauussee hhee hhaadd aallwwaayyss ffoolllloowweedd [[oonnllyy]] hhiiss oowwnn ddeessiirreess,, aabbaannddoonniinngg aallll tthhaatt iiss ggoooodd aanndd ttrruuee..”” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) ((QQuurr’’aann:: KKaahhffii:: 1188:: 2288))
  14. 14. ““AND PROPOUND unto them the parable of ttwwoo mmeenn,, uuppoonn oonnee ooff wwhhoomm WWee hhaadd bbeessttoowweedd ttwwoo vviinneeyyaarrddss,, aanndd ssuurrrroouunnddeedd tthheemm wwiitthh ddaattee--ppaallmmss,, aanndd ppllaacceedd aa ffiieelldd ooff ggrraaiinn iinn--bbeettwweeeenn..”” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) ((QQuurr’’aann:: KKaahhffii:: 1188:: 3322))
  15. 15. ““Each of the two gardens yielded its produce aanndd nneevveerr ffaaiilleedd tthheerreeiinn iinn aannyy wwaayy,, ffoorr WWee hhaadd ccaauusseedd aa ssttrreeaamm ttoo gguusshh ffoorrtthh iinn tthhee mmiiddsstt ooff eeaacchh ooff tthheemm..”” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) ((QQuurr’’aann:: KKaahhffii:: 1188:: 3333))
  16. 16. ““And so [the man] had fruit in abundance. AAnndd [[oonnee ddaayy]] hhee ssaaiidd ttoo hhiiss ffrriieenndd,, bbaannddyyiinngg wwoorrddss wwiitthh hhiimm,, ""MMoorree wweeaalltthh hhaavvee II tthhaann tthhoouu,, aanndd mmiigghhttiieerr aamm II aass rreeggaarrddss [[tthhee nnuummbbeerr aanndd ppoowweerr ooff mmyy]] ffoolllloowweerrss!!"" All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) ((QQuurr’’aann:: KKaahhffii:: 1188:: 3344))
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  18. 18. ““AAnndd ((ZZAAAA--LLIIMMUUNN--LLII--NNAAFFSSII)) hhaavviinngg [[tthhuuss]] ssiinnnneedd aaggaaiinnsstt hhiimmsseellff,, hhee eenntteerreedd hhiiss ggaarrddeenn,, ssaayyiinngg,, ""II ddoo nnoott tthhiinnkk tthhaatt tthhiiss wwiillll eevveerr ppeerriisshh!! AAnndd nneeiitthheerr ddoo II tthhiinnkk tthhaatt tthhee LLaasstt HHoouurr wwiillll eevveerr ccoommee.. BBuutt eevveenn iiff [[iitt sshhoouulldd ccoommee,, aanndd]] II aamm bbrroouugghhtt bbeeffoorree mmyy SSuussttaaiinneerr,, II wwiillll ssuurreellyy ffiinndd ssoommeetthhiinngg eevveenn bbeetttteerr tthhaann tthhiiss aass [[mmyy llaasstt]] rreessoorrtt!!"" All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) ((QQuurr’’aann:: KKaahhffii:: 1188:: 3355--3366))
  19. 19. ““And his friend answered him in the course ooff tthheeiirr aarrgguummeenntt:: ""WWiilltt tthhoouu bbllaasspphheemmee aaggaaiinnsstt HHiimm wwhhoo hhaass ccrreeaatteedd tthheeee oouutt ooff dduusstt,, aanndd tthheenn oouutt ooff aa ddrroopp ooff ssppeerrmm,, aanndd iinn tthhee eenndd hhaass ffaasshhiioonneedd tthheeee iinnttoo aa [[ccoommpplleettee]] mmaann? All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) ((QQuurr’’aann:: KKaahhffii:: 1188:: 3377))
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  21. 21. ““BBuutt aass ffoorr mmyysseellff,, [[II.. kknnooww tthhaatt]] HHee iiss AAllllaahh,, mmyy SSuussttaaiinneerr;; aanndd II ccaannnnoott aattttrriibbuuttee ddiivviinnee ppoowweerrss ttoo aannyy bbuutt mmyy SSuussttaaiinneerr.."" AAnndd [[hhee ccoonnttiinnuueedd::]] ""AAllaass,, iiff tthhoouu hhaaddsstt bbuutt ssaaiidd,, oonn eenntteerriinngg tthhyy ggaarrddeenn,,:: MMAAAA--SSHHAA--AALLLLAAAA--HHUU –– LLAAAA –– QQUUWW--WWAA--TTAA--IILL--LLAAAA --BBIILL--LLAAAAHH ``WWhhaatteevveerr AAllllaahh wwiillllss [[sshhaallll ccoommee ttoo ppaassss,, ffoorr]] tthheerree iiss nnoo ppoowweerr ssaavvee wwiitthh AAllllaahh!!'' AAlltthhoouugghh,, aass tthhoouu sseeeesstt,, II hhaavvee lleessss wweeaalltthh aanndd ooffffsspprriinngg tthhaann tthhoouu ……”” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) ((QQuurr’’aann:: KKaahhffii:: 1188:: 3388--3399))
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  23. 23. ““…… yyeett iitt mmaayy wweellll bbee tthhaatt mmyy SSuussttaaiinneerr wwiillll ggiivvee mmee ssoommeetthhiinngg bbeetttteerr tthhaann tthhyy ggaarrddeenn --jjuusstt aass HHee mmaayy lleett lloooossee aa ccaallaammiittyy oouutt ooff hheeaavveenn uuppoonn tthhiiss [[tthhyy ggaarrddeenn]],, ssoo tthhaatt iitt bbeeccoommeess aa hheeaapp ooff bbaarrrreenn dduusstt oorr iittss wwaatteerr ssiinnkkss ddeeeepp iinnttoo tthhee ggrroouunndd,, ssoo tthhaatt tthhoouu wwiilltt nneevveerr bbee aabbllee ttoo ffiinndd iitt aaggaaiinn!!"" All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) ((QQuurr’’aann:: KKaahhffii:: 1188:: 4400--4411))
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  25. 25. “He said: ‘The DEEN (Religion) is NASEEHAH (advice; sincerity)’. We said: ‘Towards whom?’. He (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him and his household) said: ‘ To Allah, His Book, His Messenger, and leaders of the Muslims and their common folk.” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) (Hadith reported by Muslim)
  26. 26.  The Arabic word “NASEEHAH” generally carries the literal meaning in English for ”advice”. Yet unlike the English term, the Arabic meaning of this term contains much more than mere advice. Thus when the Prophet s.a.a.w. equates the DEEN (religion) to the advice, this then invited further question from his Companions who seemed to understand “NASEEHAH” to be of the general meaning, referring perhaps to a command or imperative act in ‘communicating some good message to another’, thus they sought its clarification with “Li-man?” – meaning ‘for whom?’, or it can also mean ‘towards whom?’ All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  27. 27.  In this Arabic interrogative term “li-man?” when we mean to ask “for whom?” it implies we seek to know “who is the one who is obligated to carry out this act.”  But if we mean by this same term to ask “towards whom?” it is to seek direction as “to whom or upon whom is the advice meant for or to be given to”. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  28. 28.  When the Prophet s.a.a.w. responded to explain that it is “.... … For (and also towards) Allah, His Book, His Messengers, the a-immah (leaders) of the Muslims and towards all Muslims in general” –  the meaning of “NASEEHAH” to merely mean “advice” is problematic because it is untoward for us to be advising Allah, His Book, His Messenger etc., although if the advice is from Allah, from His Book, His Messenger etc. towards us it is perfectly sensible. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  29. 29.  This is because “advice” is deemed to be given to another who is the needy for it. Certainly, Allah s.w.t. has no need from any one whereas everyone and everything is ever in need of Him. We are the needy ones vis-a-vis Allah, His Book, His Messenger etc.  Yet, the Prophet s.a.a.w. has no qualms to still use the term “NASEEHAH” even when one understands it to pertain to our attitude as regards to giving “NASEEHAH” towards Allah, His Book, His Messenger etc.  What can this “NASEEHAH” here means, what is implied for us to say making “NASEEHAH” towards Allah s.w.t., His Book, His Messenger etc.? That is unless “NASEEHAH” has other meanings as well. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  30. 30.  The beauty of Arabic language is that every word is derived from its trilateral roots (in this case the three letters Nun-Sod-Hah) which therefore shares varieties of semantic fields of words of similar construct but which has other exact meanings.  One of which is “Nu-Suu-H” which has the meanings of “to be sincere; to mean well; to act in good faith; to be loyal, genuine and true”  Thus also in the Qur’an the command for “sincere and true repentance” is termed in Arabic as “Taw-ba-tan-Na-Su-Hah.” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  31. 31.  Thus the relevance of the Prophet’s use of this same word here – one of the mark of his gifted wisdom and eloquence (“Jawaa-mi-‘ ul kaleem”).  “NASEEHAH” is a comprehensive word indeed, whose meaning implies “the desire for all possible good for the one being advised as well as the expectation for being true and sincere in reciprocation to those receiving it”; a most concise in speech, and there is no other single word in the Arabic language that completely and precisely explains its meaning. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  32. 32.  We mmuusstt rreeaalliissee tthhaatt tthhiiss DDEEEENN iiss aallll aabboouutt AArr--RRiissaaaallaahh,, tthhee mmeessssaaggee,, ffrroomm AAllllaahh;; aanndd eevveerryy aaccttiivviittyy iinn iittss ddiisssseemmiinnaattiioonn ooff tthhiiss mmeessssaaggee ((aass ccoonnvveeyyeedd iinn HHiiss BBooookk tthhrroouugghh tthhee aannggeellss aanndd pprroopphheettss,, aanndd tthhee lleeaaddeerrss ssuucccceeeeddiinngg tthhee pprroopphheett aass wweellll aass aammoonnggsstt MMuusslliimmss iinn ggeenneerraall)) iiss ttoo bbee hheeeeddeedd bbyy uuss,, mmaannkkiinndd..  CCoonnvveerrsseellyy,, wwee aass rreecciippiieennttss ooff tthhee aaddvviiccee aarree eexxppeecctteedd ttoo rreeaacctt bbyy bbeeiinngg ttrruuee,, ffaaiitthhffuull aanndd ssiinncceerree -- tthhrroouugghh hhaavviinngg ffaaiitthh wwiitthh ggeennuuiinnee aacccceeppttaannccee bbyy wwaayy ooff ssuurrrreennddeerr ((ssuubbmmiissssiioonn)) aanndd wwee aarree aallssoo ttoo rreecciipprrooccaattee bbyy ssttrriivviinngg iinn ccaarrrryyiinngg oouutt ssiinncceerree aaccttss ooff ddeevvoottiioonnss,, tteerrmmeedd aass rriigghhtteeoouuss ddeeeeddss,, aanndd ttoo ccoonnttiinnuuee ddiisssseemmiinnaattiinngg tthhee aaddvviiccee.. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  33. 33.  TThhee tteerrmm ““NNAASSEEEEHHAAHH”” aaccttuuaallllyy aallrreeaaddyy ssttiippuullaatteess ccoommmmuunniiccaattiioonn bbootthh wwaayyss,, nnoott jjuusstt bbyy GGoodd ttoowwaarrddss mmeenn,, bbuutt ffrroomm mmeenn ttoowwaarrddss GGoodd,, ii..ee.. mmaann iiss eexxppeecctteedd ttoo bbee ssiinncceerree,, ffaaiitthhffuull aanndd ttrruuee ttoowwaarrddss HHiiss CCrreeaattoorr aanndd SSuussttaaiinneerr,, WWhhoo uullttiimmaatteellyy iiss tthhee ssoouurrccee--ggiivveerr ooff tthhee aaddvviiccee –– tthhiiss DDEEEENN ooff AALL--IISSLLAAMM.. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  34. 34.  Interestingly, the religion of al-Islam is equated with the term “advice” would imply firstly, that man is not to be forced or coerced. We must realize that what is given (this Deen) is meant for man’s own well-being because mankind needs it - not God, for Allah s.w.t. (God exalted and glorious is He) is above any need from any of His creation, least of all from us human. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  35. 35.  We ought to give utmost attention to the point that when Allah s.w.t. speaks of Himself in the Qur’an as referring to in this advice, He repeatedly and consistently reminds us that your God, the giver of this AD-DEEN (religion as an advice) is surely the One Who has utmost Compassion and Most Merciful, Who cares very much for mankind.  From the earliest (first) revelation to Prophet Muhammad s.a.a.w. Allah underscored the HAQIQAH (truth and reality) : All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  36. 36. “ ... in the name of thy Lord (God as the Sustainer) Who creates ... Who is Most Bounteous ... Who taught man (the use of) the pen and teaches mankind whatever that man do not know..” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) (Qur’an: Surah al-‘Alaq: 96: 1-5).
  37. 37.  This realization in the term AN-NASEEHAH with the DEEN must guide us and all those who engages in the work of Islamic Da’wah (literally “calling” all people to al-Islam i.e. to God’s Way), that we have to respect people’s right to accept or reject the call, we are only to advise and not impose Faith upon people. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  38. 38.  This realization in the term AN-NASEEHAH with the DEEN must guide us and all those who engages in the work of Islamic Da’wah (literally “calling” all people to al-Islam i.e. to God’s Way), that we have to respect people’s right to accept or reject the call, we are only to advise and not impose Faith upon people. ““THERE SHALL BE no coercion in matters ooff ffaaiitthh.. DDiissttiinncctt hhaass nnooww bbeeccoommee tthhee rriigghhtt wwaayy ffrroomm [[tthhee wwaayy ooff]] eerrrroorr:: hheennccee,, hhee wwhhoo rreejjeeccttss tthhee ppoowweerrss ooff eevviill aanndd bbeelliieevveess iinn GGoodd hhaass iinnddeeeedd ttaakkeenn hhoolldd ooff aa ssuuppppoorrtt mmoosstt uunnffaaiilliinngg,, wwhhiicchh sshhaallll nneevveerr ggiivvee wwaayy:: ffoorr GGoodd iiss aallll--hheeaarriinngg,, aallll--kknnoowwiinngg..”” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) ((QQuurr’’aann:: BBaaqqaarraahh:: 22:: 225566))
  39. 39.  Therefore we cannot compel nor coerce, neither by outright force nor even by deception. Truth and the right way are clear and must be made distinct to every person. And thus we are to exude genuine concern and empathy rather than be seen as being too judgemental and condescending. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  40. 40.  Therefore we cannot compel nor coerce, neither by outright force nor even by deception. Truth and the right way are clear and must be made distinct to every person. And thus we are to exude genuine concern and empathy rather than be seen as being too judgemental and condescending. And say: "The truth [has now come] from your Sustainer: let, then, him who wills, believe in it, and let him who wills, reject it." Verily, for all who sin against themselves [by rejecting Our truth] We have readied a fire whose billowing folds will encompass them from all sides; and if they beg for water, they will be given water [hot] like molten lead, which will scald their faces: how dreadful a drink, and how evil a place to rest!” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) (Qur’an: Kahfi: 18: 29)
  41. 41.  We must hold the optimism that every human being can think and would want think rightly. Those who may lapse towards accepting that which may be regarded as morally wrong may simply be unaware of their real state, perhaps because of blind acceptance or as victims of deception.  We must patiently convey the message, seeking only to make available the Truth, to free mankind from every shackle of falsehood and injustice which blinds and enslaves minds. This we must do, as a collective responsibility lest we all become losers: All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  42. 42. ““CONSIDER the flight of time! Verily, mmaann iiss bboouunndd ttoo lloossee hhiimmsseellff uunnlleessss hhee bbee ooff tthhoossee wwhhoo aattttaaiinn ttoo ffaaiitthh,, aanndd ddoo ggoooodd wwoorrkkss,, aanndd eennjjooiinn uuppoonn oonnee aannootthheerr tthhee kkeeeeppiinngg ttoo ttrruutthh,, aanndd eennjjooiinn uuppoonn oonnee aannootthheerr ppaattiieennccee iinn aaddvveerrssiittyy..”” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) ((QQuurr’’aann:: SSuurraahh aall--‘‘AAssrr::110033:: 11--33))..
  43. 43.  Those who accept or submit (called “Muslim”, which literally means “one who have submitted”) shall then continue to participate in disseminating this advice amongst themselves and the rest of mankind, for Prophet Muhammad s.a.a.w. is the last of Allah’s messenger, the seal of prophethood after whom there will be no other prophet. Muslims thus are honoured with the responsibility to continue this prophetic task henceforth. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  44. 44.  As Allah s.w.t. emphasises the additional condition so as not to be losers, because believing and striving to do good to and for oneself alone is insufficient.  Added to having faith and living a righteous life, Allah s.w.t. explicitly advocate for man to also participate and be in engaged in giving and receiving advice amongst mankind – “engage in the mutual teachings of truth, and of patience and constant striving in life.” For ‘no man is an island’ and can claim immunity to any shortcoming and imperfection, but is constantly in need of advice.  Such is our nature as human. We cannot live without social interaction – accepting and giving advice is our lifeblood for existence. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  45. 45. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. “A believer is the mirror of his brother. When he sees a fault in it, he should correct it." (Hadith reported by Bukhary) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
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  50. 50. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. AANN--NNAASSEEEEHHAAHH TThhee SSiinncceerree AAddvviiccee All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) “A believer is the mirror of his brother. When he sees a fault in it, he should correct it." (Hadith reported by Bukhary) AANNDD IITT IISS BBEETTTTEERR TTOO BBEE WWIITTHH CCLLEEAANN MMIIRRRROORR TTHHAATT IISS KKEEPPTT CCLLEEAANN AANNDD WWHHIICCHH DDOO NNOOTT DDIISSTTOORRTT
  51. 51. PARABLE OF THE PASSENGERS ON A SHIP A Saying of Prophet Muhammad [p.b.u.h.] AN-NASEEHAH Sincere Advice All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  52. 52. ““I saw that committing sin kills tthhee ((ssppiirriittuuaall)) hheeaarrtt AAnndd ttoo ppeerrssiisstt iinn ddooiinngg iitt lleeaaddss ttoo uutttteerr hhuummiilliiaattiioonn;; AAnndd ((oonn tthhee ccoonnttrraarryy,, ssttrriivviinngg)) ttoo rreeffrraaiinn ffrroomm ccoommmmiittttiinngg ssiinnss rreevviivveess tthhee ((ssppiirriittuuaall)) hheeaarrtt;; AAnndd ttoo ooppppoossee ((eevveerryy ffoorrmmss ooff)) ssiinn iiss ((uullttiimmaatteellyy)) ggoooodd ffoorr yyoouurr SSoouull.” ((IImmaamm ‘‘AAbbdduullllaahh iibbnn aall--MMuubbaarraakk rraahh..mm..)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  53. 53. AL-HAM-DU-LILLAA-HIL – LA-DZEE – BI – NI’ – MA-TI-HI – TA-TIM-MUS – SWAA-LI-HAAT “All praise is for Allah, by Whose favours (blessings) all righteousness, becomes perfected” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014))
  54. 54. AL-HAM-DU-LILLAA-HI – ‘A –LAA – KUL – LI – HAA-L “All praise is for Allah, upon every situation” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2014)) TO BE CONTINUED – INSHAA ALLAH
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