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Presentation by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail
for ”Muslim Trainee Teachers Camp 2011”

Organized by NTUMS –
(Nanyang Technological University
Muslim Society - Singapore)

Saturday 3rd December 2011 – 2 pm
@Masjid Muhajirin, Braddel Road


Title: "EDUCATION - A MUSLIM SHARING OF HIS EXPERIENCE FROM THE TRADITIONAL ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVE"

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  1. 1. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011 ) Presentation by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail for ”Muslim Trainee Teachers Camp 2011” Organized by NTUMS – (Nanyang Technological University Muslim Society - Singapore) Saturday 3 rd December 2011 – 2 pm @Masjid Muhajirin, Braddel Road IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. EXCERPTS - FROM THE SESSION
  2. 2. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011 ) <ul><li>As Muslims, giving sincere advice is an obligation between us, especially for those who may know a little – even though unsolicited, because Allah s.w.t. expects us to be enjoining one another towards truth and towards patient constancy. </li></ul><ul><li>Moreover, knowledge comes with responsibility, and in times of neglect and confusion, duty and trust ( amanah ) beckons whenever it is needed. </li></ul>IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. MUQADDIMAH (AN INTRODUCTION)
  3. 3. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011 ) <ul><li>Yet, this session is not meant to be a lecture, merely my sharing of perspective as an advice, hopefully it can be of some benefit to those who regard themselves as Muslim students and would-be educators. </li></ul><ul><li>I am not a graduate from any university nor colleges. Neither am I from any full-time Madrasah nor from Islamic university. </li></ul>IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. MUQADDIMAH (AN INTRODUCTION)
  4. 4. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011 ) <ul><li>I am merely a perpetual student of Islam (home-grown) who is struggling to fulfil his duty as a Muslim – in following the way of our predecessors – to learn and to serve Allah s.w.t., and in upholding the Deen of al-Islam through khidmah (service) to the ummah . </li></ul><ul><li>I admit though, that I am passionate about Islam, Islamic Da’wah and the education of the entire ummah (human race) – as Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. is to me, the model educator of humanity par excellence. </li></ul>IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. MUQADDIMAH (AN INTRODUCTION)
  5. 5. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011 ) IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. MUQADDIMAH (AN INTRODUCTION) <ul><li>These are the only qualification that I can offer. </li></ul><ul><li>And because I myself is still struggling to learn, what I can do perhaps, is only to share the little that I know as a perpetual Muslim student involve in educating the Ummah , especially from the experience which Allah s.w.t. has favoured me thus far, in my learning journey as a servant, a seeker and a traveller upon the path of knowledge and wisdom. </li></ul>
  6. 6. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011 ) <ul><li>These are the only qualification that I can offer. </li></ul><ul><li>And because I myself is still struggling to learn, what I can do perhaps, is only to share the little that I know as a perpetual Muslim student involve in educating the Ummah , especially from the experience which Allah s.w.t. has favoured me thus far, in my learning journey as a servant, a seeker and a traveller upon the path of knowledge and wisdom. </li></ul>“ Allah suffices me! Glory be to You (O Allah), of knowledge we have none except what You have taught us, verily, You are perfect in Knowledge, the Most Wise.” IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. MUQADDIMAH (AN INTRODUCTION)
  7. 7. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011 )
  8. 8. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011 ) And [mention] when your Lord took from the children of Adam - from their loins - their descendants and made them testify of themselves, [saying to them], &quot;Am I not your Lord?&quot; They said, &quot;Yes, we have testified.&quot; [This] - lest you should say on the day of Resurrection, &quot;Indeed, we were of this unaware.&quot; ( Qur’an: A’raf: 7: 172 )
  9. 9. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011 )
  10. 10. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011 ) “ Has there not been over Man a long period of Time, when he was nothing--(not even) mentioned?― Verily We created Man from a drop of mingled sperm, in order to try him: so We gave him (the gifts), of Hearing and Sight. We showed him the Way: whether he be grateful or ungrateful (rests on his will).” ( Qur’an: Insan: 76: 1-3 )
  11. 11. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011 )
  12. 12. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011 ) “ But seek, through that which Allah has given you, the home of the Hereafter; and [yet], do not forget your share of the world. And do good as Allah has done good to you. And desire not (chaos and) corruption in the land. : for, verily, Allah does not love the spreaders of corruption!” ( Qur’an: Qasas: 28: 77 )
  13. 13. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011 ) ALLOW ME TO SHARE MY PERSPECTIVE ....
  14. 14. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011 ) ALLOW ME TO SHARE MY PERSPECTIVE .... “ Yet go on reminding [all who would listen]: for, verily, such a reminder will profit the believers. And [tell them that] I have not created the invisible beings and men to any end other than that they may [know and] worship Me. [But withal,] no sustenance do I ever demand of them, nor do I demand that they feed Me:for, verily, Allah Himself is the Provider of all sustenance, the Lord of all might, the Eternal!” ( Qur’an: Dzariat: 51: 55-58 )
  15. 15. “ NEVER has Allah endowed any man with two hearts in one body” ( Qur’an: Ahzab: 33: 4 ) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011 ) ALLOW ME TO SHARE MY PERSPECTIVE ....
  16. 16. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011 ) <ul><li>“ Education ” is not synonymous with “ schooling ”. For a Muslim, education is not confined to the school but must include the Muslim’s formal, informal and non-formal learning; acquiring knowledge as well in gaining practical life experiences, etc. As such it is not about attending Madrasah or non- Madrasah type of school. </li></ul><ul><li>The mainstream schooling (some may call it as ‘ education ’) although is regarded as “ secular ” because it dichotomizes belief in God in its pursuit of knowledge, still has a place for Muslims because Islam regards all wisdom and sciences as part of the “... lost treasure of the believers (Hadith) ” and must be sought after. </li></ul>
  17. 17. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011 ) <ul><li>It is the onus upon the Muslims (educators) to Islamize such knowledge - to link it back to the TAU H EEDIC framework, philosophy, aims and objectives of Islam. </li></ul><ul><li>Also, TAU H EEDIC f ramework emphasizes not merely the intellectual development alone - but includes awareness of Muslims personal and community responsibilities, as well as development of their Islamic moral/character. </li></ul>
  18. 18. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011 ) <ul><li>Allah commands us to “Read” , His Signs ( Aayat ) in His name. Qur’an categorize these (information) or “ Signs ” – aayat ( ) as: </li></ul><ul><li>[1] Al-Qur’an – aayat Qawliyyah </li></ul><ul><li>[2] Universe – aayat Kauniyah </li></ul><ul><li>Thus Muslim parents (who knows this) seek to compensate their children’s education by supplementing it with the Islamic inputs (presently being provided for in the mosques or at home). Unfortunately many be experimenting their own “ cut and paste ” approach, seeking to “ integrate ” – but without the right knowledge, may end up producing “ hybrids ”. </li></ul>
  19. 19. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011 ) AN PERTINENT QUESTION ....
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  22. 22. LEST WE FORGET PERSPECTIVE FROM AN ISLAMIC WORLDVIEW TASAWWUR ISLAM All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011 )
  23. 23. TASAWWUR ISLAM All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011 )
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  25. 25. “ To seek knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim (male & female)” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011 ) It is wrong to refer to Islamic religious knowledge as ‘ ilmu ukhrawi , as though implying that Islamic Religious knowledge has no value or relevance for this world. Traditional scholars always use the Qur’anic term ’ulum ad-Deen . IMPORTANT CLARIFICATION
  26. 26. <ul><li>When we strive to understand deeper a given object of knowledge, seeking to discover whatever profound meanings contain within it, requiring much thinking, contemplation in processing our thoughts while interacting with the information, till we uncover layers upon layers of meanings, thereby increasing our understanding, we are adding quality and it is this this mode of acquisition which I deem as “ vertical ”. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011 ) It is wrong to refer to Islamic religious knowledge as ‘ ilmu ukhrawi , as though implying that Islamic Religious knowledge has no value or relevance for this world. Traditional scholars always use the Qur’anic term ’ulum ad-Deen . IMPORTANT CLARIFICATION
  27. 27. <ul><li>Perhaps the common ‘understanding’ (or ‘misunderstanding’) of what constitute Fardhu ’Ain , amongst our community, may have been grossly misperceived because too often, we imply increase only in religious knowledge ( ‘ ulum ad-Deen ) to the exclusion of “ other knowledge ” ( ‘ulum - ukhra -aakhar : ukhrawiy ), and that too in the horizontal sense. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011 ) It is wrong to refer to Islamic religious knowledge as ‘ ilmu ukhrawi , as though implying that Islamic Religious knowledge has no value or relevance for this world. Traditional scholars always use the Qur’anic term ’ulum ad-Deen . IMPORTANT CLARIFICATION
  28. 28. <ul><li>Knowledge of the Fardhu ‘Ain for a Muslim is always judged in accordance with whatever obligations he is commanded by the religion to uphold. As this responsibilities increases when his social role changes, so too would be the Fardhu ‘Ain knowledge he has to or obligated (by our religion) or to (religiously) acquire them. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011 ) It is wrong to refer to Islamic religious knowledge as ‘ ilmu ukhrawi , as though implying that Islamic Religious knowledge has no value or relevance for this world. Traditional scholars always use the Qur’anic term ’ulum ad-Deen . IMPORTANT CLARIFICATION
  29. 29. CONSIDER: <ul><li>Perhaps one of the principles ( Qawaa-id ) will explain: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Every matter (knowledge, skill, etc.), for which an obligation cannot be fulfilled except by (possessing) it (i.e. knowledge and skill), its acquisition is (therefore) obligatory (waajib).” </li></ul><ul><li>An Islamic principle . </li></ul>“ To seek knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim (male & female)” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011 )
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  31. 31. “ O you who have attained to faith! Respond to the call of Allah and the Messenger whenever he calls you unto that which will give you life; and know that Allah intervenes between man and [the desires of] his heart, and that unto Him you shall be gathered.” ( Qur’an: Anfal: 8: 24 ) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011 )
  32. 32. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011 ) “ .. a goodly Word like a goodly tree ..”
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  34. 34. <ul><li>IIMAN </li></ul><ul><li>Belief </li></ul><ul><li>Faith </li></ul><ul><li>Conviction </li></ul><ul><li>IHSAN </li></ul><ul><li>Best or Righteous Conduct </li></ul><ul><li>‘ AMAL </li></ul><ul><li>[Islam] </li></ul><ul><li>Submission </li></ul><ul><li>Obedience </li></ul><ul><li>Practice </li></ul>Faith without obedience is meaningless; and obedience without Faith is mere rituals and may even lead to hypocrisy. Together, Faith and Obedience must lead to Righteousness with IHSAN which essentially focus in our intention to sincerely serve Allah s.w.t. Thus, in these three aspects can one be said to be true in his submission to the Will of Allah (as Muslim). All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011 )
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  36. 36.   ” Seest thou not how Allah sets forth a parable?― a goodly Word like a goodly tree, whose root is firmly fixed, and its branches (reach) to the heavens― It brings forth its fruit at all times, by the leave of its Lord. So Allah sets forth parables for men, in order that they may receive admonition;  ( Qur’an: Ibrahim: 14: 24-25 ) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011 )
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  38. 38. ‘ ILM TAU H EED - ‘AQIDAH (Creed or Theology)   Purpose / Objective Development of Certainty (Belief) Awareness of Reality / Truth Develop discernment between Truth & Falsehood, What is involved ? ‘ Aql - (proper use of Reason / Intellect) Fitrah - Instincts & innate feeling (perception) Tauqifiy – Revelations & reliable traditions    What is the Effect ? To develop firm conviction, strong principle, Commitment to concept of Unity & Justice of Allah (Tau h eed); knowing the true purpose, role and Destiny of Man. TAU H EEDIC PARADIGM All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011 )
  39. 39. ‘ ILM TAUHIID - ‘AQIDAH (Creed or Theology)   Purpose / Objective Development of Certainty (Belief) Awareness of Reality / Truth Develop discernment between Truth & Falsehood, What is involved ? ‘ Aql - (proper use of Reason / Intellect) Fitrah - Instincts & innate feeling (perception) Tauqifiy – Revelations & reliable traditions    What is the Effect ? To develop firm conviction, strong principle, Commitment to concept of Unity & Justice of Allah (Tau h eed); knowing the true purpose, role and Destiny of Man. RELEVANT COMPLEMENTARY KNOWLEDGE: Languages, Logic & philosophy, Epistemology, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Physical sciences, Astronomy, Geology, History, Anthropology, Marine & Space, Etc. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011 ) TAU H EEDIC PARADIGM
  40. 40. ‘ ILM FIQH (Practical Laws for life; Learning of the Shari’ah)   Purpose / Objective Development of Correct Practices; Submission & Obedience to Will of Allah (Islam) What is involved ? Knowing the law, rules as Guidance to every aspect of life Capability to implementing them in life    What is the Effect ? To develop a community of people, Inviting to what is good Enjoining what is right, and forbidding evil, Advocating the fulfilment of AMANAH (Trust) As Allah’s Khalifah (vicegerent), Establishing the Brotherhood of Man in The servitude of One God. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011 ) TAU H EEDIC PARADIGM
  41. 41. ‘ ILM FIQH (Practical Laws for life; Learning of the Shari’ah)   Purpose / Objective Development of Correct Practices; Submission & Obedience to Will of Allah (Islam) What is involved ? Knowing the law, rules as Guidance to every aspect of life Capability to implementing them in life    What is the Effect ? To develop a community of people, Inviting to what is good Enjoining what is right, and forbidding evil, Advocating the fulfilment of AMANAH (Trust) As Allah’s Khalifah (vicegerent), Establishing the Brotherhood of Man in The servitude of One God. BROAD EXTENT OF TOPICS COVERED IN FIQH ‘ ibadah (personal devotion / worship) Muamalah (social transaction) Munakahah (Marriage & family) Irth / fara’id (Distribution of wealth) Jinayah (crimes & punishment) Qodha’iyah (judiciary) jihad / Da’wah (struggle in war & peace) imarah (Leadership/government) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011 ) TAU H EEDIC PARADIGM
  42. 42. ‘ ILM FIQH (Practical Laws for life; Learning of the Shari’ah)   Purpose / Objective Development of Correct Practices; Submission & Obedience to Will of Allah (Islam) What is involved ? Knowing the law, rules as Guidance to every aspect of life Capability to implementing them in life    What is the Effect ? To develop a community of people, Inviting to what is good Enjoining what is right, and forbidding evil, Advocating the fulfilment of AMANAH (Trust) As Allah’s Khalifah (vicegerent), Establishing the Brotherhood of Man in The servitude of One God. RELEVANT COMPLEMENTARY KNOWLEDGE: All applied sciences, technology and skills, knowledge of economics, politics, social & administrative sciences etc. that can assist in the fulfilment of establishing justice, order, peace, harmony, prosperity, physical with moral progress, and the well-being of Man & society, etc. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011 ) TAU H EEDIC PARADIGM
  43. 43. ‘ ILM AKHLAQ / TASAWWUF / IRFAN (Science of human Disposition/ Sufism)   Purpose / Objective Development of Righteous Personality Purification/perfection of the Self What is involved ? Reforming or purification of the Self (Nafs) Best behaviour in relationship with Allah, within oneself, and with others. Knowledge of Self and of Allah (Gnosis)    What is the Effect ? Development of Most noble personality traits Founded on Love of Allah, of all His prophets [ Nabiyyin ] especially the Seal of Prophethood Muhammad s.a.w., his Household [ itrah or Ahlul-bayti wa Aali -Rasul ] and loyal Companions [As haab] , In fellowship with the Truthful [ siddiqqin ], the Witnesses & martyrs [ shuhada ] and the Righteous servants of Allah [ Solihin ]; Striving to purify the Self ( Nafs ) and adorning it with the Exalted Moral traits of Our Beloved Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. (The Perfected Man – “ Insan Kaamil”) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011 ) TAU H EEDIC PARADIGM
  44. 44. ‘ ILM AKHLAQ / TASAWWUF / IRFAN (Science of human Disposition/ Sufism)   Purpose / Objective Development of Righteous Personality Purification/perfection of the Self What is involved ? Reforming or purification of the Self (Nafs) Best behaviour in relationship with Allah, within oneself, and with others. Knowledge of Self and of Allah (Gnosis)    What is the Effect ? Development of Most noble personality traits Founded on Love of Allah, of all His prophets [ Nabiyyin ] especially the Seal of Prophethood Muhammad s.a.w., his Household [ itrah or Ahlul-bayti wa Aali -Rasul ] and loyal Companions [As haab] , In fellowship with the Truthful [ siddiqqin ], the Witnesses & martyrs [ shuhada ] and the Righteous servants of Allah [ Solihin ]; Striving to purify the Self ( Nafs ) and adorning it with the Exalted Moral traits of Our Beloved Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. (The Perfected Man – “ Insan Kaamil”) RELEVANT COMPLEMENTARY KNOWLEDGE: This aspect of development requires practical behaviour, the aspect of being and becoming. Its area of development is the inner Self, the ‘human psyche’ or the state of the Soul reflected in his Disposition ( Akhlaq ). Therefore, the close equivalent may perhaps be ‘human’ psychology, behavioural sciences, manners & discipline, etc. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011 ) TAU H EEDIC PARADIGM
  45. 45. http://an-naseehah.blogspot.com/ http://introductiontotauhid.blogspot.com/ http://oyoubelievers.blogspot.com/ http://al-amthaal.blogspot.com/ http://zhulkeflee-archive.blogspot.com/ http://criteriaforaholybook-quran.blogspot.com/ http://with-the-truthful.blogspot.com/ http ://muqaddam-nurul.blogspot.com/ All welcome to visit my web-blog: All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011 )

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