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UNDERSTANDING OF THE DEEN (AL-ISLAM)
Intermediate Islamic (FIQH) course in English
Conducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail...
All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
Praise be to Allah from Whom we ask help
and pardon, and in Whom we take refuge
from the evils within ourselves. He whom
A...
O MANKIND! Be conscious of (and fear transgressing against)
your Sustainer, who has created you out of one living entity
a...
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 And salutations of Allah and Peace be upon the
Messenger of Allah and upon His household
and Companions .
All Rights Re...
All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
EITHER SHUKUR OR KUFUR ?
All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
““Has there not been over Man a long period of Time,Has there not been over Man a long period of Time,
when he was nothing...
The key toThe key to
succeed in this test as wellsucceed in this test as well
as to deserve achievingas to deserve achievi...
All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
““Whomsoever Allah wants goodness, He grantsWhomsoever Allah wants good...
All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
“You see that the people are like minerals (of different natures).
Thos...
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“You see that the best amongst the people in this respect (i.e. ambitio...
All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
“O Allah, I seek refuge in Thee from four things: Knowledge which
does ...
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““Verily, action is by intention; and verily the worth (merit) ofVerily, action is by intention; and verily the worth (mer...
““ ...... Thus he who migrates for the sake of Allah and His Messenger,
then his migration is for Allah and His Messenger....
This saying encapsulates the tacit prayer in our lessons: that one’s
intention may become a vehicle to tawfiq (success) an...
This saying encapsulates the tacit prayer in our lessons: that one’s
intention may become a vehicle to tawfiq (success) an...
EXCERPTS FROM:
LESSONS ON ISLAMICLESSONS ON ISLAMIC
CONCEPT OF ADABCONCEPT OF ADAB
By: Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj IsmailBy: Ustaz...
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 You must, O my brother, improve the soundness and sincerity of
your intentions, examine them, and reflect well before em...
 You must, therefore, utter no word, do no action, and decide no
matter without the intention of drawing nearer thereby t...
 It is a condition of the sincere intention that behaviour does not
belie it. For instance, a man who seeks knowledge cla...
 Intentions do not affect sins, just as purification does not affect
that which is, by its very nature, impure. A man who...
 Strive, my brother, always to intend that your obedience be solely
for the sake of Allah, and that whatever licit things...
 And an example in licit matters is to eat with the intention of
obeying the command of your Lord in His saying (Exalted ...
 Intend by so doing to acquire strength for devotion, and to put
yourself in a situation where you must thank your Lord, ...
 The word ‘intention’ can have one of two meaning. The first is the
aim which made you decide, do, or say something. Take...
 The way to evaluate these two situations can be clearly found in
that which Ibn ‘Abbas, may Allah be pleased with them b...
 The way to evaluate these two situations can be clearly found in
that which Ibn ‘Abbas, may Allah be pleased with them b...
 The evidence for this is the Prophet’s saying, may blessings and
peace be upon him:
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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 # 8 (a)LESSON # 8 (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 (2015)) 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 SEEKING TO BENEFIT FROMSEEKING TO BENEFIT FROM BASIC KNOWLEDGEBASIC KNOWLEDGE Significance of NIYYATSignificance of NIYYAT Updated 11 APRIL 2015 PARTPART # 2# 2 ((20152015))
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  3. 3. Praise be to Allah from Whom we ask help and pardon, and in Whom we take refuge from the evils within ourselves. He whom Allah guides has no one who can lead him astray, and he whom He leads astray has no one to guide him. I testify that there is no god but Allah, and I testify that Muhammad is His servant and Apostle All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  4. 4. O MANKIND! Be conscious of (and fear transgressing against) your Sustainer, who has created you out of one living entity and out of it created its mate, and out of the two spread abroad a multitude of men and women. And remain conscious of (and fear) Allah, in whose name you demand [your rights] from one another, and of these ties of kinship. Verily, Allah is ever watchful over you! All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  5. 5. 5  And salutations of Allah and Peace be upon the Messenger of Allah and upon His household and Companions . All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  6. 6. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015) EITHER SHUKUR OR KUFUR ?
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  8. 8. ““Has there not been over Man a long period of Time,Has there not been over Man a long period of Time, when he was nothing--(not even) mentioned?―when he was nothing--(not even) mentioned?― Verily We created Man from a drop of mingledVerily We created Man from a drop of mingled sperm, in order to try him: so We gave him (thesperm, in order to try him: so We gave him (the gifts), of Hearing and Sight.gifts), of Hearing and Sight. We showed him the Way: whether he be (We showed him the Way: whether he be (SHAKURSHAKUR)) grateful or (grateful or (KAFURKAFUR) ungrateful (rests on his will).”) ungrateful (rests on his will).” ((Qur’an: al-Insan (Dahri): 76: 2-3Qur’an: al-Insan (Dahri): 76: 2-3)) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  9. 9. The key toThe key to succeed in this test as wellsucceed in this test as well as to deserve achievingas to deserve achieving further increase offurther increase of bestowals from Allah.bestowals from Allah. yet how does one becomeyet how does one become grateful? What are thegrateful? What are the important criteria?important criteria? 1.1. Acknowledge and extol praises ofAcknowledge and extol praises of the true giver, Allah Who alone isthe true giver, Allah Who alone is God, the Bestower of all favours.God, the Bestower of all favours. 2.2. Learn the value of what is given,Learn the value of what is given, do not take any of these favoursdo not take any of these favours for granted.for granted. 3.3. Utilize what is given inUtilize what is given in accordance to what may pleaseaccordance to what may please the Giver (i.e. do not abuse thethe Giver (i.e. do not abuse the gift), so as not to cause His wrathgift), so as not to cause His wrath to befall us.to befall us. CRITERIACRITERIA All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  10. 10. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)) ““Whomsoever Allah wants goodness, He grantsWhomsoever Allah wants goodness, He grants the person (the person (FAQ-QIH-HUFAQ-QIH-HU) understanding in the religion.”) understanding in the religion.” ((Hadith reported by TirmidziHadith reported by Tirmidzi)) FA-QA-HA – “to be learned, skilled in divine law, endowed with penetration, deep understanding of a thing.”
  11. 11. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)) “You see that the people are like minerals (of different natures). Those who were the best in times of ignorance (the pre-lslamic period), are also the best in Islam if they comprehend religious knowledge (IDZAA-FA-QIHU) .” (Hadith reported by Bukhary)
  12. 12. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)) “You see that the best amongst the people in this respect (i.e. ambition ofYou see that the best amongst the people in this respect (i.e. ambition of ruling) are those who hate it.ruling) are those who hate it. And you see that the worst among people is the double faced (person) who appears to these with one face and to the others with another face (i.e a hypocrite).” (Hadith reported by Bukhary)
  13. 13. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)) “O Allah, I seek refuge in Thee from four things: Knowledge which does not benefit (‘ILMIN -LAA –YAN-FA’), a heart which is not submissive (QOL-BiN –LAA-YAKH -SHA’), a soul which has an insatiable appetite (NAF-SIN –LAA-TASH-BA’), and a supplication which is not heard (DU-’AA-IN - LAA-YUS-MA’).” (Hadith reported by Abu Dawud)
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  15. 15. ““Verily, action is by intention; and verily the worth (merit) ofVerily, action is by intention; and verily the worth (merit) of that action is (to be measured) in accordancethat action is (to be measured) in accordance with what is intended ... ”with what is intended ... ” ((Hadith reported by Bukhary & MuslimHadith reported by Bukhary & Muslim)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  16. 16. ““ ...... Thus he who migrates for the sake of Allah and His Messenger, then his migration is for Allah and His Messenger. And he who migrates seeking to gain worldly benefits or for the sake of marrying a woman, then his migration is for that which he has intended.” ((Hadith reported by Bukhary & MuslimHadith reported by Bukhary & Muslim)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  17. 17. This saying encapsulates the tacit prayer in our lessons: that one’s intention may become a vehicle to tawfiq (success) and a gateway to many more virtuous intentions in our ‘amal – thereby increasing its merits and value to be attained. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  18. 18. This saying encapsulates the tacit prayer in our lessons: that one’s intention may become a vehicle to tawfiq (success) and a gateway to many more virtuous intentions in our ‘amal – thereby increasing its merits and value to be attained. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
  19. 19. EXCERPTS FROM: LESSONS ON ISLAMICLESSONS ON ISLAMIC CONCEPT OF ADABCONCEPT OF ADAB By: Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj IsmailBy: Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail TASAWWUR ISLAM All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015))
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  21. 21.  You must, O my brother, improve the soundness and sincerity of your intentions, examine them, and reflect well before embarking on your actions. For intentions are the bases of deeds; according to them your deeds will either be good or ugly, sound or unsound.  The Prophet has said, may blessings and peace be upon him: ‘Deeds are only according to intentions; each man has that which he intended.’ All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)) TASAWWUR ISLAM
  22. 22.  You must, therefore, utter no word, do no action, and decide no matter without the intention of drawing nearer thereby to Allah and seeking the reward He has assigned, through His beneficence and grace, to intended act. And know that drawing nearer to Him can only be done through the obligatory and supererogatory devotions that He has indicated through His Messenger, may blessings and peace be upon him.  A sincere intention may change the merely licit into the devotional, for means are judged according to their ends. For example, one may eat to get the strength to perform devotions, or sleep with one’s wife to obtain a son who would worship Allah. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)) TASAWWUR ISLAM
  23. 23.  It is a condition of the sincere intention that behaviour does not belie it. For instance, a man who seeks knowledge claiming that his intention is to practice and teach it will be proved insincere in his intention if, when he becomes able to, he does not do so.  Or a man who pursues the world and claims that he is doing so only that he may be independent of other people and be able to give charity to the needy and help his relatives will be proved ineffectual in his intention should he not do so when able. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)) TASAWWUR ISLAM
  24. 24.  Intentions do not affect sins, just as purification does not affect that which is, by its very nature, impure. A man who goes along with another who is slandering a Muslim, then pretends that he only wanted to humour him, is himself a slanderer.  Anyone who refrains from the enjoining of good and the forbidding of evil and pretends that he only did so to protect himself against the culprit, is his partner in evil-doing. A malicious intention attached to a good deed spoils it and renders it malicious; likewise when one performs good deeds for the sake of wealth and prestige. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)) TASAWWUR ISLAM
  25. 25.  Strive, my brother, always to intend that your obedience be solely for the sake of Allah, and that whatever licit things you may use are only to help you to obey Him.  Know that many intentions can attach to a single act, and that each of them will attract its full reward. An example of this is in devotional activities is when someone reads the Qur’an intending to commune with Allah (which thing he will indeed do) but also to extract from it different kinds of knowledge, (for the Qur’an is the very mine of knowledge), to profit those who listen or [just happen to] hear, or any other good intention. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)) TASAWWUR ISLAM
  26. 26.  And an example in licit matters is to eat with the intention of obeying the command of your Lord in His saying (Exalted is He!): All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)) TASAWWUR ISLAM ““O you who have believed, eat from the good thingsO you who have believed, eat from the good things which We have provided for you and be grateful to Allahwhich We have provided for you and be grateful to Allah if it is [indeed] Him that you worship.”if it is [indeed] Him that you worship.” ((Quran: Baqarah: 2: 172Quran: Baqarah: 2: 172))
  27. 27.  Intend by so doing to acquire strength for devotion, and to put yourself in a situation where you must thank your Lord, for He says (Transcendent is He!):  You can apply these two examples in an analogous fashion to all other devotional and licit activities; and always do your best to increase your good intentions. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)) TASAWWUR ISLAM "Eat from the provisions of your Lord and be grateful to Him. A good land [have you], and a forgiving Lord.” (Qur’an: TaHa: 34: 15)
  28. 28.  The word ‘intention’ can have one of two meaning. The first is the aim which made you decide, do, or say something. Taken in this sense the intention is usually better than the act when the act is good, and worse when the act is evil. He has said, may blessings and peace be upon him: ‘The intention of a believer is better than his action;’ notice how he specifically mentioned the believer. The second is your decision and determination to act. Taken in this sense it is not better than the act. A man, when he decided to do something, can only be in one of three situations. [1] He decides and acts. [I2] He decides but fails to act while able to. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)) TASAWWUR ISLAM
  29. 29.  The way to evaluate these two situations can be clearly found in that which Ibn ‘Abbas, may Allah be pleased with them both, has transmitted to the effect that the Messenger of Allah, may blessings and peace be upon him, said: ‘Allah has written good and evil deeds, then rendered them clear; anyone who intend a good deed but does not perform it, Allah records it as one good deed, whereas should he intend and then perform it, Allah records it as ten good deeds, up to seven hundred fold, and to yet more multiplications …. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)) TASAWWUR ISLAM
  30. 30.  The way to evaluate these two situations can be clearly found in that which Ibn ‘Abbas, may Allah be pleased with them both, has transmitted to the effect that the Messenger of Allah, may blessings and peace be upon him, said: ‘…. If he intends an evil deed and does not do it, Allah records it as one full good deed; if he intends and then does it, Allah records it as one evil deed.’ [3] He determines upon something which he is for the time being unable to do so and says: ‘Were I able, I would do [such-and-such a thing].’ He receives the same as the one who acts, whether this be for or against him. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)) TASAWWUR ISLAM
  31. 31.  The evidence for this is the Prophet’s saying, may blessings and peace be upon him: All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)) TASAWWUR ISLAM ‘People are of four kinds: a man to whom Allah has given knowledge and wealth, and who uses his knowledge to manage his wealth; another who says: “Were Allah to give me just as He has given so-and-so I would act like him,”–their rewards are equal. And a man to whom Allah has given wealth but no knowledge, who mishandles his wealth through ignorance; while another says: “Were Allah to give me as He has given so-and-so I would act like him”–their burdens of sin are equal.’
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  33. 33. ‘The likeness of this nation is that of four people: A man to whom Allah gives wealth and knowledge, so he acts according to his knowledge with regard to his wealth, spending it as it should be spent; a man to whom Allah gives knowledge, but he does not give him wealth, so he says: “If I had been given (wealth) like this one, I would have done what (the first man) did.” The Messenger of Allah ‫ﷺ‬ said: ‘They will be equal in reward. And a man to whom Allah gives wealth but does not give knowledge, so he squanders his wealth and spends it in inappropriate ways; and a man to whom Allah gives neither knowledge nor wealth, and he says: “If I had (wealth) like this one, I would do what (the third man) did.” The Messenger of Allah ‫ﷺ‬ said: ‘They are equal in their burden (of sin).’” (Hadith reported by Ibn Majah) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)) TO BE CONTINUED – INSHA aLLAH

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