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[Slideshare] tafaqqahu-#4(january-2016)-lesson-#2-reflection on term “safeenah”-(5-march-2016)

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THEME: “Advice regarding Four aspects”
REFLECTION ON TERM “AS-SAFEENAH”
Elucidations to the term “the ship” analogously (amtsal) to the other teachings found in Al-Qur’an and As-Sunnah.

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[Slideshare] tafaqqahu-#4(january-2016)-lesson-#2-reflection on term “safeenah”-(5-march-2016)

  1. 1. UNDERSTANDING OF THE DEEN (AL-ISLAM) Intermediate Islamic (FIQH) course in English Conducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail LESSON # 2LESSON # 2 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 (2016)) 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) THEME: “Advice regarding Four aspects”“Advice regarding Four aspects” REFLECTION ON TERM “AS-SAFEENAH”REFLECTION ON TERM “AS-SAFEENAH” Elucidations to the term “the ship” analogously (amtsal) to the other teachings found in Al-Qur’an and As-Sunnah. PARTPART ## 44 (January -(January -20162016)) Updated 12 MARCH 2016
  2. 2. “O Allah! Grant favours in our hearing, in our sight and in our strength to be always upon Your Path. And make our yearnings and desires to be in accord with everything (teachings and guidance) which has ben brought by Your beloved Muhammad - salutations of Allah and peace be upon him.” ALLAA-HUM-MA – MA-TI’-NAA – BI-AS-MAA-INAA – WA – AB-SWAA-RI-NAA – WA- QUW-WAA-TI-NAA- FEE- SA-BEE – LIK, - WAJ – ‘AL – HA-WAA-NAA –TA-BA-’AN- LI-MAA – JAA – A – BI-HI – HA-BEE-BU-KA – MUHAM-MADUN – SWOL-LAL-LAA-HU –’ALAI-HI - WA-SAL-LAM All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) PREVIOUS LESSON
  3. 3. Hadith extracted from: ‘NASA-IHU AL-’IBAAD ‘ALAA SHARHI AL- MUNABBIHAT ‘ALA AL-ISTI’DAD LI-YAUMI AL-MA-’AD’ Sheikh Imam Muhammad Nawawi bin Umar al-Jawi al-Bantani famous Nusantaran scholar and Imam in Makkah (1813-1897) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) PREVIOUS LESSON
  4. 4. O Aba Dzar! Renew the ship, for verily the ocean is deep, And take complete provision, for verily the journey is far, And lighten the load, for verily the obstacles are almost insurmountable, And be sincere in your deeds, for verily the scrutinizer of faults is The Seeing (Allah). AN-NAASEEHAH The Sincere Advice All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) THE HADITH PREVIOUS LESSON
  5. 5. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) JADDID (RENEW) A RELEVANT REFLECTION (PREPARING FOR THE POST-MODERNIST CHALLENGE)
  6. 6. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) Mankind’s covenant Adherence to FITRAH Re-assertion of TAUHEED Concept of TAUBAH (repentance) Re-orientation in SWOLAH – Taharah; Aurah; Waqt; Dzikrullah; Masajid; Qiblah; Jama’ah; Ummah; Da’wah Meaning of Life – DUNYA –WAL - AKHIRAH Concept of TAWAKKUL-TAFWID (trust-reliance)
  7. 7. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) SODAQAH-INFAQ-ZAKAH RAMADHAN UMRAH - HAJJ TAZKIYYATUN-NUFUS IHSAN IKHLASZUHUD DZIKRUL-MAUT SILATUR-RAHMI SHAKUR NIYYAH-HUSNUDZON
  8. 8. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016))
  9. 9. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) “ IT IS ALLAH who has made the sea subservient [to His laws, so that it be of use] to you so that ships might sail through it at His behest, and that you might seek to obtain [what you need] of His bounty, and that you might have cause to be grateful. And He has made subservient to you, [as a gift] from Himself, all that is in the heavens and on earth: in this, behold, there are (AAYAT) messages indeed for (YATAFAK-KARUUN)people who think! .” (Qur’an: Jatsiya: 45: 12-13)
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  11. 11. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) “Verily, in the creation of the heavens and of the earth, and the succession of night and day: and in the ships that speed through the sea with what is useful to man: and in the waters which Allah sends down from the sky, giving life thereby to the earth after it had, been lifeless, and causing all manner of living creatures to multiply thereon: and in the change of the winds, and the clouds that run their appointed courses between sky and earth: [in all this] there are messages indeed for people who use their reason (QAWMIN- YA’-QILUUN).” (Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 164)
  12. 12. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) “And among His signs are the ships that sail like [floating] mountains through the seas: if He so wills, He stills the wind, and then they lie motion-less on the sea’s surface - [and] herein, behold, there are messages indeed for all who are wholly patient in adversity and deeply grateful [to Allah];” (Qur’an: Shura : 42: 32-33)
  13. 13. MARKABUN FULKUN SAFEENATUN All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016))
  14. 14. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) “And so the two went on their way, till (they reached the seashore; and] when they disembarked from (AS-SAFEENAH) the boat [that had ferried them across], the sage made a hole in it-[whereupon Moses] exclaimed: "Hast thou made a hole in it in order to drown the people who may be [travelling] in it? Indeed, thou hast done a grievous thing!" (Qur’an: Kahfi : 17: 71)
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  16. 16. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) “And, indeed, [in times long past] We sent forth Noah unto his people, and he dwelt among them a thousand years bar fifty; and then the floods over­whelmed them while they were still lost in evildoing: but We saved him, together with all who were in the ark (AS­SAFEENAH), which We then set up as a symbol [of Our grace] for all people [to remember]. ” (Qur’an: Ankabut: 29: 14­15)
  17. 17. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) AS-SAFEENAH (THE SHIP; ARK; VESSEL; BOAT) O Aba Dzar! Renew the ship, for verily the ocean is deep
  18. 18. TA’ARUF AND SHORT GROUP DISCUSSION Break into groupings (of not more than 8 person in each). Do brief introduction of each other. Proceed to discuss “Salaam .. Nice to get to know you. …. So …….What have we learnt?”  What is the metaphorical term “What is the metaphorical term “SAFEENAHSAFEENAH – (Arabic noun for “– (Arabic noun for “ship;ship; boat; arkboat; ark”) means or implies when applied to the meaning of our Life:”) means or implies when applied to the meaning of our Life: 1)1) What can we regard as our “ship”? Why a ship? What is theWhat can we regard as our “ship”? Why a ship? What is the significance? What would be the necessary context for this metaphor?significance? What would be the necessary context for this metaphor? 2)2) Identify aspects or institutions etc. in our (Muslim) life that can beIdentify aspects or institutions etc. in our (Muslim) life that can be analogous to this ship.analogous to this ship. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016))
  19. 19. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) 11 February 2016 – The Advanced LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational­wave Observatory) team announce that they detected gravitational waves on 14 September 2015 from a merger of two black holes about 400 mega parsecs (1.3 billion light years) from Earth.The merger event is named GW150914 The outer space is not ‘empty space’ but do comprise of force termed as ‘gravitational waves’. In physics gravitational waves are ripples in the curvature of space-time which propagate as waves, travelling outward from the source. Predicted in 1916 by Albert Einstein on the basis of his theory of general relativity
  20. 20. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) SubHaanAllah … this clarifies another miracle of the Aaayat (signs) in the Qur’an, regarding how Allah SWT describes the celestial orbits of planets and stars using the verb (root - - “float; swim”)
  21. 21. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) “And [they have a sign in] the sun: it runs in an orbit of its own [and] that is laid down by the will of the Almighty, the All­Knowing; and [in] the moon, for which We have determined phases [which it must traverse] till it becomes like an old date­stalk, dried­up and curved: [and] neither may the sun overtake the moon, nor can the night usurp the time of day, since all of them (YAS­BA­HUUN) float through space [in accordance with Our laws]. ” (Qur’an: Ya­Sin :38­40) SubHaanAllah … this clarifies another miracle of the Aaayat (signs) in the Qur’an, regarding how Allah SWT describes the celestial orbits of planets and stars using the verb (root - - “float; swim”)
  22. 22. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) SubHaanAllah … this clarifies another miracle of the Aaayat (signs) in the Qur’an, regarding how Allah SWT describes the celestial orbits of planets and stars using the verb (root - - “float; swim”) “THE MOST GRACIOUS has imparted this Qur’an [unto man]. He has created man: He has imparted unto him articulate thought and speech. [At His behest] the sun and the moon (BI­HUS­BAAN) run their appointed courses;” (Qur’an: A­Rahman: 55: 1­5)
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  24. 24. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) ““In time We shall make them fully understand OurIn time We shall make them fully understand Our messages [through what they perceive] in themessages [through what they perceive] in the utmost horizons [of the universe] and withinutmost horizons [of the universe] and within themselvesthemselves, so that it will become clear unto them, so that it will become clear unto them that this [revelation] is indeed the truth. [Still] is itthat this [revelation] is indeed the truth. [Still] is it not enough [for them to know] that thy Sustainer isnot enough [for them to know] that thy Sustainer is witness unto everything?”witness unto everything?” ((Qur’an: Fussilat: 41: 53)Qur’an: Fussilat: 41: 53)
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  26. 26. ““The example of [this] worldly lifeThe example of [this] worldly life is but like rain which Weis but like rain which We have sent down from the sky that the plants of the earthhave sent down from the sky that the plants of the earth absorb ­ [those] from which men and livestock eat ­ until,absorb ­ [those] from which men and livestock eat ­ until, when the earth has taken on its adornment and is beautifiedwhen the earth has taken on its adornment and is beautified and its people suppose that they have capability over it,and its people suppose that they have capability over it, therethere comes to it Our commandcomes to it Our command by night or by day, andby night or by day, and We make itWe make it as a harvest, as if it had not flourished yesterdayas a harvest, as if it had not flourished yesterday. Thus do We. Thus do We explain in detail the signs for a people who give thought.”explain in detail the signs for a people who give thought.” ((Qur’an: Yunus: 10: 24Qur’an: Yunus: 10: 24)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016))
  27. 27. ““Halia ini tanam­tanaman,Halia ini tanam­tanaman, Ke barat juga akan rebahnya,Ke barat juga akan rebahnya, Dunia ini pinjam­pinjaman,Dunia ini pinjam­pinjaman, Ke akhirat juga akan sudahnya”Ke akhirat juga akan sudahnya” ““Ginger is a plant that grows in clumps,Ginger is a plant that grows in clumps, Towards the west it’s shoot will turn,Towards the west it’s shoot will turn, Life in this world is but on borrowed times,Life in this world is but on borrowed times, For the Hereafter is where all must eternally return”For the Hereafter is where all must eternally return” TRANSLATION IN ENGLISHTRANSLATION IN ENGLISH All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016))
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  29. 29. BIRTHBIRTH LIFELIFE DEATHDEATH ““Verily to Allah we belong,Verily to Allah we belong, and unto Him is our return”and unto Him is our return” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) ““A BEGINNERS’ COURSE ONA BEGINNERS’ COURSE ON ISLAM”ISLAM” Lessons on Fardhu ‘Ain in English for AdultsLessons on Fardhu ‘Ain in English for Adults conducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismailconducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail Extracted from:
  30. 30. Picture is from Picture is from a Janaiz course a Janaiz course Our body will be given the complete wash (Our body will be given the complete wash (ghuslghusl’)’) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016))
  31. 31. Our body will be wrapped or shrouded (Our body will be wrapped or shrouded (kafankafan)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016))
  32. 32. Our body will be prayed (Our body will be prayed (solatsolat) over before burial) over before burial All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016))
  33. 33. Our body will be transported to the cemeteryOur body will be transported to the cemetery All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016))
  34. 34. Our body will be lowered into the graveOur body will be lowered into the grave All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016))
  35. 35. Our body will be placed in a niche in the graveOur body will be placed in a niche in the grave All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016))
  36. 36. The grave will be covered with earthThe grave will be covered with earth All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016))
  37. 37. Du’aDu’a (supplications) by family and friends before being left on our own (alone)(supplications) by family and friends before being left on our own (alone) with whatever provisions (good or bad deeds).with whatever provisions (good or bad deeds). All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016))
  38. 38. Our physical remains will be in the grave while our soul awaits in intermediaryOur physical remains will be in the grave while our soul awaits in intermediary spiritual world (‘spiritual world (‘alam barzakhalam barzakh) awaiting) awaiting the Day of resurrectionthe Day of resurrection All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016))
  39. 39. Our physical remains will be in the grave while our soul awaits in intermediaryOur physical remains will be in the grave while our soul awaits in intermediary spiritual world (‘spiritual world (‘alam barzakhalam barzakh) awaiting) awaiting the Day of resurrectionthe Day of resurrection All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016))
  40. 40. BIRTHBIRTH LIFELIFE DEATHDEATH ALAM BARZAKHALAM BARZAKH (INTERMEDIATE)(INTERMEDIATE) WORLD OF THE GRAVEWORLD OF THE GRAVE END OF THE WORLDEND OF THE WORLD (DOOMSDAY)(DOOMSDAY) ALL CREATIONSALL CREATIONS DESTROYEDDESTROYED ((YAUM AL-QIYAAMAHYAUM AL-QIYAAMAH)) RESURRECTIONRESURRECTION DAYDAY ((Yaum al-Ba’athYaum al-Ba’ath)) ““This One day isThis One day is equivalent toequivalent to 50,000 years of50,000 years of earthly time”earthly time” (ALL THE SOULS(ALL THE SOULS AWAITINGAWAITING QIYAAMAHQIYAAMAH)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016))
  41. 41. BIRTHBIRTH LIFELIFE DEATHDEATH ALAM BARZAKHALAM BARZAKH (INTERMEDIATE)(INTERMEDIATE) WORLD OF THE GRAVEWORLD OF THE GRAVE END OF THE WORLDEND OF THE WORLD (DOOMSDAY)(DOOMSDAY) ALL CREATIONSALL CREATIONS DESTROYEDDESTROYED ((YAUM AL-QIYAAMAHYAUM AL-QIYAAMAH)) RESURRECTIONRESURRECTION DAYDAY ((Yaum al-Ba’athYaum al-Ba’ath)) THE JUDGEMENTTHE JUDGEMENT ((Yaum al-DeenYaum al-Deen))BOOK &BOOK & SCALESCALE PARADISEPARADISE HELL-FIREHELL-FIRE AFTER AAFTER A VERY LONGVERY LONG WAITINGWAITING (ALL THE SOULS(ALL THE SOULS AWAITINGAWAITING QIYAAMAHQIYAAMAH)) THE BRIDGE TO PARADISETHE BRIDGE TO PARADISE SPANNING OVER HELLSPANNING OVER HELL SOME RECIEVE INTERCESSION THE WRETCHED REMAINTHE WRETCHED REMAIN ETERNALLY FOREVERETERNALLY FOREVER WITH PROPHETWITH PROPHET MUHAMMAD’SMUHAMMAD’S SPECIALSPECIAL INTERCESSIONINTERCESSION All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016))
  42. 42. ““A BEGINNERS’ COURSE ONA BEGINNERS’ COURSE ON ISLAM”ISLAM” Lessons on Fardhu ‘Ain in English for AdultsLessons on Fardhu ‘Ain in English for Adults conducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismailconducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail ““Verily to Allah we belong,Verily to Allah we belong, and unto Him is our return”and unto Him is our return” IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOSTMOST COMPASSIONATE,COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFULMOST MERCIFUL All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) Extracted from:
  43. 43. ““A BEGINNERS’ COURSE ONA BEGINNERS’ COURSE ON ISLAM”ISLAM” Lessons on Fardhu ‘Ain in English for AdultsLessons on Fardhu ‘Ain in English for Adults conducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismailconducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) Extracted from:
  44. 44. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) ((Hadith reported by BukharyHadith reported by Bukhary)) 'Be in this world as if you were a stranger or a traveler." `Abdullah bin `Umar r.a. said, "Allah's Messenger ‫ﷺ‬ took hold of my shoulder and said,
  45. 45. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) “Verily al-Islam began as something strange and will go back to being strange, so glad tidings to the strangers." (Hadith reported by Ibn Majah)
  46. 46. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) It was narrated that ‘Abdullah said: “The Prophet ‫ﷺ‬ lay down on a reed mat, and it left marks on his skin. I said: ‘May my father and mother be ransomed for you, O Messenger of Allah! If you had told us we would have provided you with something that would save you this trouble.’ The Messenger of Allah ‫ﷺ‬ said: ‘What is there between myself and the world? This world and I are just like a rider who stops to rest beneath the shade of a tree then goes and leaves it.’” (Hadith reported by Ibn Majah)
  47. 47. ISLAMIC WORLDVIEWISLAMIC WORLDVIEW All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) ““A BEGINNERS’ COURSE ONA BEGINNERS’ COURSE ON ISLAM”ISLAM” Lessons on Fardhu ‘Ain in English for AdultsLessons on Fardhu ‘Ain in English for Adults conducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismailconducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail Extracted from:
  48. 48.  What do you call : “A personWhat do you call : “A person who does not knowwho does not know where he is now at,where he is now at, where he came from and, where he is going to?”where he came from and, where he is going to?”  What about : “A person who may know where he is now,What about : “A person who may know where he is now, but doesbut does not knownot know where he was from and where he is suppose to be goingwhere he was from and where he is suppose to be going to?”to?”  What about : “A person who may know where he is now, he knowsWhat about : “A person who may know where he is now, he knows where was from,where was from, but he does not knowbut he does not know where he is going to?”where he is going to?”  Finally, what do you call: “AFinally, what do you call: “A person who knowsperson who knows where he was from,where he was from, where is now at, and where he is supposed to be going to?”where is now at, and where he is supposed to be going to?” ISLAMIC WORLDVIEWISLAMIC WORLDVIEW All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016))
  49. 49.  A DETAILED MAP OR NAVIGATIONAL CHARTS.A DETAILED MAP OR NAVIGATIONAL CHARTS. As Muslims, we are provided by Allah with the Qur’an and As-Sunnah.As Muslims, we are provided by Allah with the Qur’an and As-Sunnah.  A COMPASS – SEXTANT AND NAVIGATIONAL TOOLSA COMPASS – SEXTANT AND NAVIGATIONAL TOOLS Religious classes,Religious classes, khutbah, ceramah, naseehahkhutbah, ceramah, naseehah (counsel and advices);(counsel and advices); constantly checking our position vis-a-vis our destination; always toconstantly checking our position vis-a-vis our destination; always to be striving to better ourselves; correcting ourselves to reform orbe striving to better ourselves; correcting ourselves to reform or return to the path whenever we deviate from thereturn to the path whenever we deviate from the SHARI’AHSHARI’AH ((AD-AD- DEEN AL-ISLAMDEEN AL-ISLAM).). ISLAMIC WORLDVIEWISLAMIC WORLDVIEW All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016))
  50. 50.  A MANUAL – LOG BOOK OF PREVIOUS SUCCESSFUL TRAVELLERSA MANUAL – LOG BOOK OF PREVIOUS SUCCESSFUL TRAVELLERS This is to follow the well-established traditional path of those who wentThis is to follow the well-established traditional path of those who went before us – viz. thebefore us – viz. the MADZAAHIBMADZAAHIB : school of thoughts transmitted: school of thoughts transmitted through an unbroken chain of teachers-scholars, linked back to thethrough an unbroken chain of teachers-scholars, linked back to the Prophet MuhammadProphet Muhammad , collectively scrutinized and check by the, collectively scrutinized and check by the competent Islamic scholars of the community.competent Islamic scholars of the community.  A CORRECT ATTITUDE, ADEQUATE KNOWLEDGE - PREPAREDNESSA CORRECT ATTITUDE, ADEQUATE KNOWLEDGE - PREPAREDNESS Our education and training that ought to develop us In terms of ourOur education and training that ought to develop us In terms of our capability forcapability for ‘AMAL‘AMAL (Islam – practical),(Islam – practical), IIMANIIMAN (Faith and conviction),(Faith and conviction), IIHHSANSAN (Righteousness) ,(Righteousness) , IIKHKHLASLAS (Sincerity), many other levels until(Sincerity), many other levels until TAQWATAQWA (Consciousness and fear of transgressing the command of(Consciousness and fear of transgressing the command of Allah).Allah). ISLAMIC WORLDVIEWISLAMIC WORLDVIEW All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016))
  51. 51.  BE ACCOMPANIED BY KNOWLEDGABLE AND EXPERIENCED GUIDEBE ACCOMPANIED BY KNOWLEDGABLE AND EXPERIENCED GUIDE Importance of obeying the guidance of the parents and learned teachersImportance of obeying the guidance of the parents and learned teachers (( MURABBI’MURABBI’ – sustainer, nurturer, educator, nourisher,) – who may be– sustainer, nurturer, educator, nourisher,) – who may be also the elders, husbands and leaders (those who may influence youralso the elders, husbands and leaders (those who may influence your development), etc.development), etc.  FELLOW TRAVELLERSFELLOW TRAVELLERS In keeping with Islam’s commandment to be with community (In keeping with Islam’s commandment to be with community (UMMAHUMMAH),), beginning with the important family institution, strengtheningbeginning with the important family institution, strengthening silatur-silatur- rahmirahmi (bond of kith and kinship), to be vigilant and cautious of whom(bond of kith and kinship), to be vigilant and cautious of whom we take as intimate acquaintance and life-partners.we take as intimate acquaintance and life-partners. ISLAMIC WORLDVIEWISLAMIC WORLDVIEW All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016))
  52. 52.  PROVISION FOR THE JOURNEYPROVISION FOR THE JOURNEY Utilizing our capabilities (Utilizing our capabilities (IKHTIYARIKHTIYAR), seeking the goodness and whatever), seeking the goodness and whatever Allah may bestow while in this life the livelihood (Allah may bestow while in this life the livelihood (RIZQRIZQ ) through Halal) through Halal means, and utilizing them as an act of serving Allah by being good. Ameans, and utilizing them as an act of serving Allah by being good. A good person is one who is most beneficial towards others.good person is one who is most beneficial towards others.  WHAT ‘TREASURE’ TO BE BROUGHT BACK TO THE FINAL DESTINATIONWHAT ‘TREASURE’ TO BE BROUGHT BACK TO THE FINAL DESTINATION Surely, there must be a reason for our being put on this life journey. ThusSurely, there must be a reason for our being put on this life journey. Thus Islam teaches us what are we suppose to seek in this world which weIslam teaches us what are we suppose to seek in this world which we can bring back; what can benefit us when we cross-over thecan bring back; what can benefit us when we cross-over the threshold of death, into the intermediary world of the grave, andthreshold of death, into the intermediary world of the grave, and inevitably be made to be accountable on the Day of Judgment.inevitably be made to be accountable on the Day of Judgment. ISLAMIC WORLDVIEWISLAMIC WORLDVIEW All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016))
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  54. 54. ““Seek instead, by means of what Allah has grantedSeek instead, by means of what Allah has granted thee, [the good of] the life to comethee, [the good of] the life to come, without forgetting,, without forgetting, withal, thine own [rightful] share in this world; and dowithal, thine own [rightful] share in this world; and do good [unto others] as Allah has done good unto thee;good [unto others] as Allah has done good unto thee; andand seek not to spread corruption on earthseek not to spread corruption on earth: for, verily,: for, verily, Allah does not love the spreaders of corruption!”Allah does not love the spreaders of corruption!” ((Qur’an: Qasas: 28: 77Qur’an: Qasas: 28: 77)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2016)) WALLAAHU A’-LAM To be continued- INSHA-ALLAH

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