[Slideshare]ntums da'wah workshop(#3-13aug2011)

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3rd Session - preliminary reflections on Da'wah.
By Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail
for NTUMS
(Nanyang Technological University Muslim Society)
Islamic Awreness Program 2011
@ Masjid Al-Abdul Razak, Singapore.

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[Slideshare]ntums da'wah workshop(#3-13aug2011)

  1. 1. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. By: USTAZ ZHULKEFLEE HJ ISMAIL 13 August 2011 – 2pm @ Masjid Al-Razak Jalan Ismail, Singapore, for NTUMS (Nanyang Technological University Muslim Society) ISLAMIC AWARENESS PROGRAM. SESSION # 3
  2. 2. SIMILAR BUT NOT THE SAME WARNING AGAINST USURPERS IN THE GUISE OF THE TRUTHFUL BRIEF RE-CAP OF PREVIOUS TOPIC
  3. 3. DISPELLING A MISCONCEPTION All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) BRIEF RE-CAP OF PREVIOUS TOPIC
  4. 4. Differentiating the General from the Specific (technical) terms used. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) BRIEF RE-CAP OF PREVIOUS TOPIC
  5. 5. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) BRIEF RE-CAP OF PREVIOUS TOPIC
  6. 6. AD-DA-‘I WAD-DA’WAH (THE CALLER AND THE CALL) MUBALLIGH MUDAR-RIS WA MU-‘AL-LIM MURAB-BI’ - MU-AD-DIB - MURSHID MUS-LI H AD-DEEN WAL-UMMAH MUJAD-DID MUJAHID - DA’WAH BIL-LISAAN BIL-QALAAM BIL-HAAL BIS-SAYF QUDWAH HASANAH MUNAZARAH All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) BRIEF RE-CAP OF PREVIOUS TOPIC
  7. 7. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) BRIEF RE-CAP OF PREVIOUS TOPIC
  8. 9. “ He is not from my Ummah (community), One who do not respect our elders, or One who is not merciful (kind) to our young, and One who do not know our ‘Ulama’ - Islamic scholars (and respect their rights ) .” ( Hadith of our Prophet s.a.w. Reported by Tabrany ) Prophet Muhammad s.a.a.w. said: All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  9. 10. Prophet Muhammad s.a.a.w. said: All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  10. 11. “ Whomsoever that Allah wishes for him goodness, He will make him a FAQIH (learned) in matters of the religion( Deen ); and for everything there is a pillar, and the pillar of this religion is AL-FIQH – (the profound understanding of the Deen ); a learned scholar (of the Deen ) is more difficult upon satan than a thousand worshippers.” ( Reported by Bukhary and Muslim ) Prophet Muhammad s.a.a.w. said: All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  11. 12. “ Whosoever sets out upon the path in which to seek knowledge ( ‘ILMA ), Allah will make easy for him the path to Paradise.” ( Reported by Abu Daud & Tirmidzi ) Prophet Muhammad s.a.a.w. said: All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
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  13. 14. “ (Honour) My successors ( Khulafa’ ), may Allah s.w.t. be Merciful towards them!.” He was asked: “ Who are your successors ( Khulafa’ ) O Messenger of Allah?” And he said: “ They are those who revive my Sunnah (Way or traditions) and teaches them to the servants of Allah.” ( Hadith of the Prophet s.a.w .) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  14. 15. <ul><li>“ A learned FAQIH (scholar & teacher) is truly FAQIH , one who does not cause others to feel despair from receiving the mercy of Allah (i.e. overly strict and too ‘harsh’); and neither does he (give the impression by his behaviour, a guarantees as if ) anyone can avert or withhold the wrath (punishment) of Allah, nor allows opportunity (by giving dispensation) for anyone to disobey Allah (i.e. being inappropriately lax and too ‘nice’). </li></ul><ul><li>( Hilyatul-Auliya: 1-73 – as quoted by M.Natsir in Fiqhud-Da’wah ) </li></ul>WISE SAYING OF IMAM ‘ALI BIN ABI TOLIB R.A. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  15. 16. <ul><li>“ We the prophets are commanded to place people </li></ul><ul><li>according to their station and to speak unto them </li></ul><ul><li>in accordance with their intellectual capacity.” </li></ul><ul><li>( Hadith reported by Abu Dawud from A’isyah r.a .) </li></ul>PROPHET MUHAMMAD S.A.A.W. SAID: All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
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  17. 18. “ We are (much) in need of a little Adab , from (that of) going out (seeking) after much of ‘ilm (knowledge)” – (Imam ‘Abdullah ibn al-Mubarak) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  18. 19. “ Whoever seeks knowledge (intending) to argue with the learned (scholars), or to brag with the foolish; or with it to attract peoples’ attention to himself; Allah will make him to enter the Hell-fire.” ( Hadith also reported by Tirmidzi and Ibn Majah ) Prophet Muhammad s.a.a.w. said: All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  19. 20. “ A person is upon the religion (way of life) of the ones (friends) he is close to, therefore look to whom you (love to be) close to.” ( Hadith reported by Tirmidzi ) Prophet Muhammad s.a.a.w. said: All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  20. 21. ” Verily this is knowledge (contains the rules) of the DEEN (Religion), so look thoroughly into the person from whom you acquire (the knowledge of) your DEEN (Religion).” Imam Muhammad ibnu Sirrin (rhm.a) advices and warns us Muslims: All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
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  22. 23. &quot; Verily Allah does not remove knowledge from the (hearts of the) people, rather he takes away knowledge by taking away its people (the true scholars – ‘ULAMA ), until there are no more scholars, the people then take leaders that are ignorant, and when they are asked, and give fatwas – religious rulings, (they give) without knowledge, so they misguide and are misguided.“ ( Hadith reported by Ashaab as-Sunnan from Ibnu ‘Umar r.a .) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  23. 24. &quot;Indeed the scholars are the inheritors of the Prophets, but if they fall into covetousness and greed, who shall be taken as leaders? The merchants and businessmen are the trustees of Allah, so if they are treacherous, who can be trusted? The warriors are the guests of Allah so if they become extreme (or take spoils without right), with whom can we defeat the enemies? The righteous and ascetic ones are the kings of the earth but if they become insincere (i.e. have riya’ ), who shall be followed? The governors/rulers are the shepherds (protectors) of the people, but if the shepherd becomes a wolf, who shall protect the flock?&quot; - Imam 'Abdullah ibn al-Mubarak All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
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  25. 26. <ul><li>Generally in Singapore, conversion to Islam taking place annually, was not out of any Da’wah program specifically directed towards non-Muslim undertaken by any organizations. It was more of a general type like having public talks, generating interest regarding Islam, disseminating information, making available resources about Islam, etc. We have a rather ‘ reactive ’ program of only providing services to any interested to know about Islam. </li></ul><ul><li>Yet despite this, the conversion rate to Islam has been quite substantial . Many of these people usually come be serious about Islam indirectly only through personal encounter with personal Muslim friends, working colleagues, neighbours, would-be spouses, or from other new-converts of their racial background. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  26. 27. <ul><li>Such interested non-Muslims must be provided with relevant answers and explanations about Al-Islam – not merely as subject or information, but with reason and an engaging approach of teaching, subjecting them into accepting the truth in Islam . It uses (what I termed) “ Da’wah-mode ” addressing their particular need. </li></ul><ul><li>This is very different from the curriculum which the Malay born Muslims are used to, which is “ Isla h -mode ”. And it is not simply a matter of translating from that which is available in Malay into English. Asaatizah intending to teach these would-be or new converts is advised to learn from those with the experience of doing this kind of Da’wah (teaching Islam to non-Muslims). </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  27. 28. <ul><li>Also, the ‘ paranoia ’ (misperceived fear) of infringing the delicate relations in Singapore multi-religious society – (Religious Harmony Act), perhaps have caused many to focus all ‘ Da’wah ’ programs to only Muslims. Direct approach towards non-Muslims, if any, must be treaded with much wisdom, right knowledge, tolerance and courage. Unfortunately, this led to our gross neglect for doing Da’wah to all. </li></ul><ul><li>Also the way Islam is taught to Muslims here gradually lost the required “ Da’wah-spirit ”, exacerbated by the attitude of “ Muslims learning Islam merely as subjects but not subjecting the Muslims to Islam .” </li></ul><ul><li>Pursuit in the learning of Islam mostly became “ ACADEMIC ” instead of “ AQEEDAMIC ”; dealing with partial ( JUZ-’IY ) knowledge instead of them given the wholistic ( KULLIY ) knowledge . </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  28. 29. <ul><li>It was because of these, the most favoured and effective Da’wah program thus far has been the ‘ indirect ’ development of as many Muslims, to empower them to become effective ‘ witnesses ’. </li></ul><ul><li>Unfortunately most Asaatizah currently do not have the relevant proficiency (English – the lingua franca ) required by most younger Muslims in their understanding Islam and helping them to share. </li></ul><ul><li>Yet, it is these young English-speaking Muslims that can be depended upon to directly engage their non-Muslim friends, colleagues or neighbours. So, a program to empower and inspire them to speak confidently and convincingly about the basics of Islam is required. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  29. 30. <ul><li>Thus, one of the earliest program developed to address this was the IIC (Islam & Its’ Challenges) in the 1980-90’s (when I was still in Darul Arqam), which later inspired the IAW (Islamic Awareness Week) on campuses. </li></ul><ul><li>It was at one time followed through by post-IIC programs (special educational programs ) as well as assigning roles to these ‘ actualized ’ activists while continuously developing them further with their basic Islamic knowledge geared towards participating effectively in one-on-one Da’wah work (personal sharing). This was in 1980-90’s (i.e. when I was a staff in Darul Arqam) but was informed that it is no longer being done. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  30. 31. <ul><li>It was most unfortunate that traditional Islamic method are being discarded by those who do not even know or been exposed to such method. Instead, corporate-culture and marketing strategies were unashamedly used. ‘Students’ became directors of their ‘teachers’ in Da’wah program. </li></ul><ul><li>And ‘ motivational ’ type or training are favoured as the training for Da’wah work. Ad-hoc, seasonal and ‘crash-courses’ are being ‘ promoted and marketed ’ – capitalizing upon the increasing interest amongst unwary younger English-speaking Muslims who may be sincere and well-meaning. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  31. 32. <ul><li>Simplistic, “ Answering 20-questions ” type of manual are promoted over the proper “ FIQHUD-DA’WAH ” and “ USULUD-DA’WAH ” – long-term DA-’IE training programs – previously conducted by those who had the training and field experience of doing Da’wah in Singapore. </li></ul><ul><li>Confusion thus becomes exacerbated when other countries approach in Da’wah are being popularised – forgetting the difference in their context of Da’wah from ours. </li></ul><ul><li>Another very dangerous trend has already emerged when various groups promoting their ‘ brand ’ of Islam began to use Da’wah programs to recruit their members. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011)
  32. 33. REFER TO ABOVE LINK - INSHA-ALLAH ... http://an-naseehah.blogspot.com/2009/06/question-for-youths-and-teenagers-how.html
  33. 34. “ Invite with Wisdom (bil-Hikmah) not with the Law (bil-Ahkam)” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011) TO BE CONTINUED - INSHA-ALLAH ...
  34. 35. 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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