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“INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF TAUHEED”

Intermediate Level Islamic course in English for Adults conducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (Singapore)

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  1. 1. “ INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF TAU H EED” Intermediate Level Islamic course in English for Adults conducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail 16 weekly class started: 27 Nov 2010 Every Saturday night @ 8pm – 10pm Wisma Indah, 448 Changi Road, #02-00 next to Masjid Kassim INTRODUCING START OF A NEW COURSE [2] Using curriculum he has developed especially for English-speaking Muslim converts and young English-speaking Adult Muslims. طَلَبُ الْعِلْم فَرِيضَةٌ على كُلِّ مُسْلِم “ To seek knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim (male & female)” For further information and registration contact Sameer Abdul Jalil (9669 8512) - or e-mail <sameer_al_abd@yahoo.com> IT CAN ALSO BE A REFRESHER COURSE FOR MUSLIM PARENTS, EDUCATORS, IN CONTEMPORARY SINGAPORE. OPEN TO ALL IN THE NAME OF ALLAH MOST COMPASIONATE MOST MERCIFUL All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 LESSON - # 10
  2. 2. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 EXCERPTS FROM PREVIOUS
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  5. 5. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 EXCERPTS FROM PREVIOUS
  6. 6. LAA- ILAA-HA- IL-LALLAAHU - WA H DAHU – LAA – SHAREE-KA LAH, LAHUL-MULKU – WALAHUL- H AMD, WA-HUWA - ‘ALAA KUL-LI- SHAY -INQ- QADEER, “ There is no god (none has the right to be worshipped) except All a h, alone, without partner, to Him belongs all sovereignty and praise and He is All-Powerful over all things .” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 IMPORTANT DZIKR
  7. 7. ALLAA-HUM-MA - IN-NEE – A –’UU-DZU-BIKA - MIN AN - USH-RI-KA – BI-KA – SHAY-AN – WA –ANA – A’-LAMU, WA –AS-TAGH-FIRU-KA – MI-NADZ—DZAM - BIL– LADZII - LAA – A’-LAM “ O Allah! I seek refuge with You from committing SHIRK i.e. associating others with You, knowingly, and I seek Your forgiveness from the committing of the sins which I do not know.” ( Hadith reported by Ahmad, Tabarani & Abu Ya’la ) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 IMPORTANT DU’A
  8. 8. TO CONTINUE FROM PREVIOUS All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  9. 9. ALLAA-HUM-MA – ARI-NAL-HAQ-QA - HAQ-QAN WAR- ZUQ-NAT - TI-BAA- ’A WA-ARI-NAL – BAA-TWILA – BAA-TWI-LAAN WAR-ZUQ-NAJ – TI –NAA - BAH “ O Allah! Make me see the Truth to be true and grant me ability to follow it. And make me see Falsehood to be false and grant me the ability to reject it.” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 IMPORTANT DU’A
  10. 10. “ O ye who believe! if you are conscious of and fear Allah ( TAQWA ), He will grant you a criterion ( FURQAN -to judge between right and wrong), remove from you (all) evil (that may afflict) you, and forgive you: for Allah is the Lord of grace unbounded.” ( Qur’an: Anfaal: 8: 29 ) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 IMPORTANT COMMAND
  11. 11. <ul><li>Something should not be denied just because we cannot fully satisfy whatever curiosity we have regarding it. </li></ul><ul><li>It teaches us that we should not be hasty in addressing any issue, but to consider carefully what is being offered based on available knowledge. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 REMEMBER : Do not be hasty .... RE-CAP FROM LESSON #2
  12. 12. <ul><li>The key point here is, knowledge. To accept something is with knowledge, and to deny it also must be based upon knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not reject something by simply basing it upon our ignorance of that thing - e.g. some people categorically deny something with the irrelevant excuse &quot; because , I have not come across it .&quot; </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 REMEMBER : Do not be hasty .... RE-CAP FROM LESSON #2
  13. 13. <ul><li>This statement is simply an admission of his ignorance of that thing, not a proof (knowledge) that that thing does not exist! </li></ul><ul><li>From the above, we are taught, nay, warned against being hasty in 2 things : </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 REMEMBER : Do not be hasty .... RE-CAP FROM LESSON #2
  14. 14. <ul><li>(1) That we must not believe a thing unless we have sure knowledge about it. (Warning against hasty believing something without knowledge). </li></ul><ul><li>(2) That we must not deny a thing unless we have sure knowledge about it. (Warning against hasty denial (categorical rejection) without knowledge). </li></ul>REMEMBER : Do not be hasty .... All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 RE-CAP FROM LESSON #2
  15. 15. <ul><li>Note: </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 Our Prophet Muhammad s.a.a.w. warns us: “ Whoever seeks knowledge 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 )
  16. 16. Note: All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 Our Prophet Muhammad s.a.a.w. warns us:
  17. 17. Note: All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 “ Three things make up the essential basis of believing ( iiman ): [1] To stop (to desist) from accusing as unbeliever, anyone who has declared – ‘There is no god except Allah’; [2] never regard him as heretic (unbeliever) only because of his committing sins nor to consider him as having exited from Islam because of his act of disobedient ; and [3] duty of JIHAD (striving in the cause of Allah) remains since the time I was sent till the last one in my ummah battles the Dajjal (antichrist) .... “ ( Hadith reported by Abu Dawud ) Our Prophet Muhammad s.a.a.w. warns us:
  18. 18. Note: All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 “ When a person says to his ( Muslim ) brother , ( Yaa Kaafir ) – ‘Hey Unbeliever!’, then the accusation for being an unbeliever will be upon either one of them” ( Hadith reported by Bukhary ) Our Prophet Muhammad s.a.a.w. warns us:
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  20. 20. <ul><li>The demarcating difference between Al-Islam and other religion is in the AQEEDAH (Belief or doctrines – in the intellect), the categorical different separating “ TAU H EED ” with “ SHIRK ”. </li></ul><ul><li>In the acts of religious devotions and practices, there are bound to be certain similarities in some of the outward forms practiced in Islam with that found in other religions. This is unavoidable. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  21. 21. <ul><li>Certain outward practices adopted by those who uphold TAU H EED and those MUSHREEK , may only ‘seemed’ to be similar, but when we scrutinize with ‘justice’( ‘ADL ) and knowledge ( ‘ILM ), indeed they are in reality totally and fundamentally different. </li></ul><ul><li>TAU H EED is the good word containing the seed the good tree. And SHIRK would also grow into a tree, but totally different from that of TAU H EED . </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  22. 22. <ul><li>When we study the SEERAH of our Prophet s.a.a.w. We can discern that not every practices done by the Quraysh before Islam were totally discarded, nor certain symbols or relics destroyed. </li></ul><ul><li>The first 13 years, our Prophet’s DA’WAH is to infuse TAU H EED to removed SHIRK in peoples AQEEDAH , through knowledge, wisdom and beautiful (fair) exhortations. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  23. 23. <ul><li>Thus when TAU H EED has been established and SHIRK removed in the Muslims AQEEDAH , even the outward symbols and practices were retained and preserved by Allah and Rasulullah s.a.w., e.g. rites of Hajj, Ka’aba, Hajr-al-Aswad , Maqam Ibrahim , Mount Safa , Marwah , Mina , Arafah , animal sacrifice, sacred months, etc. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  24. 24. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 “ It is He Who has sent amongst the Unlettered a messenger from among themselves, to rehearse to them His Signs, to sanctify them, and to instruct them in Scripture and Wisdom― although they had been, before, in manifest error―” ( Qur’an: Juma’ah: 62: 2 )
  25. 25. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 “ As well as (to confer all these benefits upon) others of them, who have not already joined them: and He is Exalted in Might, Wise.” ( Qur’an: Juma’ah: 62: 3 )
  26. 26. REFLECT DEEPLY WHAT THE PROPHET S.A.W. SAID IN HIS FAREWELL SERMON:
  27. 27. “ O Mankind! Verily Satan has lost all hope that he will ever be worshipped on this earth forever, but if you obey him in other deeds (acts which may seem to you to be) petty (or small), it will please him. So be very careful of (following) him (regarding these) in your religion.” (Excerpt from the “Seerah” by Ibnu Hisham, “al-Iqd-ul Farid” by Ibnu Abdi Rabbih and Bukhary’ s “Saheeh” ) REFLECT DEEPLY WHAT THE PROPHET S.A.W. SAID IN HIS FAREWELL SERMON:
  28. 28. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 REFLECT DEEPLY WHAT THE PROPHET S.A.W. SAID:
  29. 29. <ul><li>“ Verily, what I fear the most for my community (ummah) is SHIRK (ascribing partners) to Allah. </li></ul><ul><li>I am not saying that they will worship the sun or the moon or idols, but it is in their being insincere in doing good deeds, not intending it for Allah’s sake but only to please their hidden desires .” </li></ul><ul><li>( Hadith reported by Ibnu Majah in “Kitab Az-Zuhdu ”) </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 REFLECT DEEPLY WHAT THE PROPHET S.A.W. SAID:
  30. 30. <ul><li>Mere objects, places or outward similarity with practices of old, was never the criteria for Islam’s rejection. </li></ul><ul><li>As explained – what constitute “ TAUHEED ” or “ SHIRK ” is not in the act per se but, in a persons’ beliefs regarding aspects of ULUHIYYAH (Divinity) and RUBBUBIYYAH (Lordship). </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  31. 31. <ul><li>Also it must be clarified here that Islam rejects certain of the concepts as found in other religion – viz. where they imagine God as “ incarnating ” or God “ in-dwelling ” ( H ULUL ) or God “ union with the creation ” ( ITTI H AAD ). </li></ul><ul><li>These are false ideas opposed to TAU H EED , which is the main cause of most SHIRK attached to things. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  32. 32. <ul><li>Thus although like us, the MUSHRIKEEN has MA’BUD (that which they worship) , yet we categorically reject many false idea regarding God (Divinity) and whatever they are worshipping. </li></ul><ul><li>And when the MUSHRIKEEN venerate or show respect ( TA’ZEEM ) to their MA’BUD and religious relics connected to their religion, we regard these as SHIRK . </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  33. 33. <ul><li>On the other hand, when a Muslim ( MUWA H EED ) who shows veneration, respect or honour ( TA’ZEEM ) to the sacred symbols ( SHI’AR ) in Islam, it is not SHIRK . Accusing them so is foolish and malicious. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  34. 34. <ul><li>On the other hand, when a Muslim ( MUWA H EED ) who shows veneration, respect or honour ( TA’ZEEM ) to the sacred symbols ( SHI’AR ) in Islam, it is not SHIRK . Accusing them so is foolish and malicious. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 “ Such (is the Pilgrimage): whoever ( YU-’AZEEM ) honours the sacred rites of Allah, for him it is good in the sight of his Lord.” ( Qur’an: Hajj: 22: 30 )
  35. 35. <ul><li>On the other hand, when a Muslim ( MUWA H EED ) who shows veneration, respect or honour ( TA’ZEEM ) to the sacred symbols ( SHI’AR ) in Islam, it is not SHIRK . Accusing them so is foolish and malicious. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  36. 36. <ul><li>On the other hand, when a Muslim ( MUWA H EED ) who shows veneration, respect or honour ( TA’ZEEM ) to the sacred symbols ( SHI’AR ) in Islam, it is not SHIRK . Accusing them so is foolish and malicious. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 “ Such (is his state): and whoever holds in honour the Symbols of Allah ( SHA-’A-IRALLAAH ), (as in the sacrifice of animals), such (honour) should come truly from piety of heart ( TAQWA ).” ( Qur’an: Hajj: 22: 32 )
  37. 37. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  38. 38. “ Behold! Safa and Marwah are among the Symbols of Allah ( MIN SHA-’AA-IRILLAH ). So if those who visit the house in the season or at other times, should compass them round, it is no sin in them. And if anyone obeys his own impulse to Good―be sure that Allah is He Who recognises and knows.” ( Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 158 ) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  39. 39. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 TO CONTINUE FROM PREVIOUS
  40. 40. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  41. 41. <ul><li>The term “ تَبَرُّك “ pronounce ‘ TABARRUK ’ – is from the word “ بركة “ BARAKAH “ - meaning : </li></ul><ul><li>“ blessings, happiness, increase, expand, </li></ul><ul><li>goodness (seen or unseen), etc. ” </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  42. 42. <ul><li>Ar-Raghib defines ‘ BARAKAH ’ : </li></ul><ul><li>“ (Blessings) ‘AL-BARAKAH’ is the goodness which the Divine (Allah) has bestowed (or fixed) in something.” </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  43. 43. <ul><li>Therefore: TABARRUK – means </li></ul><ul><li>“ seeking or hoping, to derive Divine goodness (blessings) through those (occasion, persons, (traces) relics, things, or places, etc.” </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  44. 44. “ If the people of the towns had but believed and feared Allah, We should indeed have opened out to them (all kinds of) blessings ( BARAKAH ) from heaven and earth..” ( Qur’an: A’raf: 7: 96 ) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  45. 45. <ul><li>“ BARAKAH “ (Blessings) here encompasses those goodness which we can know, but also includes especially the unseen ‘spiritual’ bestowals beyond our human knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>Muslims are aware that such “bestowals”, when present, would immensely benefit one’s life even though these could not be physically quantified. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  46. 46. “ O Allah” (Send upon us) Your Blessings ( BARIK-LANA ) in (this) our provision (food) and save us from the torments of the Fire.” ( Hadith reported by Ibnus-Sunny ) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 IN FOOD AND PROVISION
  47. 47. <ul><li>In this Du’a we invoke Allah’s blessings in whatever provision which we are give. What these ‘blessings’ are we do not claim to know them all, but only Allah Who is all-knowing – Wa-Allaahu a’lam. </li></ul><ul><li>But these (blessings) is “value-add” which we believe can be bestowed by Allah, differentiates us from the heedless ( GHAAFILEEN ) and the unbelievers ( KAAFIREEN ). </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  48. 48. “ You are not given help and provision (by Allah) except because of (blessings in the) presence of the weak (and the poor) amongst you.” ( Hadith reported by Bukhary ) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 AMONGST THE WEAK & POOR
  49. 49. <ul><li>Do not under estimate the presence of the poor and weak amongst us. </li></ul><ul><li>We are in fact being tested with their presence, such that by our rightfully fulfilling their rights, we may deserve being assisted by Allah with much blessings. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember, Allah is with the “broken-hearted and patiently persevering ones.” </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  50. 50. “ Every important matter (affair) which is not begun with (reciting the Basmallah ) ‘In the Name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful’ , it will become deprived (of the Blessings)” ( Hadith reported by ar-Rahawy ) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 IN EVERY UNDERTAKINGS
  51. 51. <ul><li>From this “ Sunnah ”, in attaching in every affairs the name of Allah, we Muslims are confident to benefit a continuous bestowal of Allah’s blessings in our life. SUB-HAANALLAH! </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  52. 52. <ul><li>One example, even by attaching Allah’s name, harms are averted: </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 ‘ In the name of All a h, nothing (attached) with His name, is harmed (from whatever is) on earth or in the Heavens, and He (All a h) is The All-Seeing, The All-Knowing.’
  53. 53. “ Verily, through (the blessing of) a righteous Muslim, Allah will avert calamity for a hundred households amongst his neighbours.” ( Hadith reported by Tabarani ) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 PRESENCE OF THE RIGHTEOUS
  54. 54. Prophet Muhammad s.a.a.w. said: “ Do not praise (or exalt) me excessively ( ITWRA’ ) like how the Christians excessively praised (exalted) ‘Isa (Jesus) the son of Mary.” ( Hadith ) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 CLARIFICATION ON THE INTERPRETATION OF HADITH
  55. 55. Prophet Muhammad s.a.a.w. said: “ I am the noblest amongst all of mankind, from beginning to the last, and (I am saying this) not from pride.” ( Hadith reported by Tirmidzi and Darimi ) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 CLARIFICATION ON THE INTERPRETATION OF HADITH
  56. 56. “ Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things).” ( Qur’an: Hujurat: 49: 13 ) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 ALLAH SWT. HIMSELF PRAISES PROPHET MUHAMMAD :
  57. 57. “ And thou (Muhammad, stands) on an exalted standard of character ( KHULUQIN – ‘AZEEM ).” ( Qur’an: Qalam: 68: 4 ) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 ALLAH SWT. HIMSELF PRAISES PROPHET MUHAMMAD :
  58. 58. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 ALLAH SWT. HIMSELF PRAISES PROPHET MUHAMMAD :
  59. 59. “ O ye who believe! Raise not your voices above the voice of the Prophet, nor speak aloud to him in talk, as ye may speak aloud to one another, lest your deeds become vain and ye perceive not.” ( Qur’an: Hujurat: 49: 2 ) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 ALLAH SWT. HIMSELF PRAISES PROPHET MUHAMMAD :
  60. 60. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 ALLAH SWT. HIMSELF PRAISES PROPHET MUHAMMAD :
  61. 61. “ Those that lower their voice in the presence of Allah's Messenger― their hearts has Allah tested for piety ( LIT-TAQWA ) : for them is Forgiveness and a great Reward.” ( Qur’an: Hujurat: 49: 3 ) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 ALLAH SWT. HIMSELF PRAISES PROPHET MUHAMMAD :
  62. 62. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 TRACES FROM THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD S.A.W.
  63. 63. “ The Messenger of Allah s.a.a.w. came to visit us at noon and was given water for wudhu’ (ablution), and he made wudhu’ , after which people collected the wudhu’ (water) and use it to rub themselves with it (for blessings).” ( Hadith reported by Bukhary ) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 TRACES FROM THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD S.A.W.
  64. 64. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 TRACES FROM THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD S.A.W.
  65. 65. Miswar ibn Makhramah and Marwan ibn al-Hakam (r.a.) related: “ Nowhere did the Prophet s.a.w. spat except that somebody will be there to catch it and use it to wipe his faces and skin. And when he (the Prophet) does ablution (wudhu’) people will jostle with one another to get the used water from his wudhu’.” ( Hadith reported by Bukhary and Ahmad ) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 TRACES FROM THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD S.A.W.
  66. 66. (Yusuf said) :&quot;Go with this my shirt, and cast it over the face of my father (Ya’kub): he will come to see (clearly). Then come ye (here) to me together with all your family.&quot; ( Qur’an: Yusuf: 12: 93 ) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 THE SHIRT OF PROPHET YUSUF A.S.
  67. 67. “ Then when the bearer of the good news came he cast (the shirt) over his face, and he forthwith regained clear sight.&quot; ( Qur’an: Yusuf: 12: 96 ) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 THE SHIRT OF PROPHET YUSUF A.S.
  68. 68. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  69. 69. “ Glory to (Allah) Who did take His Servant for Journey by night from the Sacred Mosque to the Farthest Mosque ( BARAK-NA HAU-LAHU ) whose precincts We did bless ― in order that We might show him some of Our Signs: for He is the one Who hears and sees (all things).” ( Qur’an: A’raf: 7: 96 ) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  70. 70. CONSIDER THIS QUR’ANIC VERSE All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  71. 71. &quot;Verily! The sign of His kingdom is that there shall come to you AT-TABUT (Ark of the Covenant), wherein is SAKINAH (peace and reassurance) from your Lord and a BAQIYYAH ( remnant ) of that which Musa (Moses) and Harun (Aaron) left behind, carried by the angels. Verily, in this is a sign for you if you are indeed believers.” ( Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 248 ) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 CONSIDER THIS QUR’ANIC VERSE
  72. 72. Tafsir Ibnu Katsir: Ibn Jarir related that Ibn `Abbas said about this ayah – BAQIYYAH – referring to, Moses' staff and the remnants of the Tablets. This is the same Tafsir of Qatadah, As-Suddi , Ar-Rabi` bin Anas and `Ikrimah, who added, &quot;And also the Torah.‘‘ All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 CONSIDER THIS QUR’ANIC VERSE
  73. 73. Tafsir Ibnu Katsir: Ath-Thawri said, &quot;Some said that it contained a pot of manna and the remnants of the Tablets, while some others said that it contained (Moses') staff and two shoes (and refer to Qur’an: Ta Ha :20:12).'' All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 CONSIDER THIS QUR’ANIC VERSE
  74. 74. <ul><li>We can understand why some Muslims, especially those who compare Islam, simplistically, with other religion to conclude that every acts of “seeking blessings and veneration” of things and places practiced even by Muslims must also be “shunned” – ruled by them to also be SHIRK or if not, with the caveat “ closing the door ” to SHIRK . </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  75. 75. <ul><li>But as what can be adduced by the evidence (from Al-Qur’an, As-Sunnah and opinions of pious predecessors) is that, the blessings of Allah indeed are present in certain people, events, things and places - and seeking to gain Allah’s blessings ( TABARRUK ) through them were done by previous righteous people of TAU H EED . </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  76. 76. <ul><li>What differentiate us from the MUSHRIKEEN is the erroneous belief ( AQEEDAH ) they hold. Many of them subscribe to H ULUL (divine in-dwelling) and actually regard these things or the persons they venerate or sought blessings from ( TABARRUK ), as possessing “divine” aspect or attributes – thus a clear SHIRK (ascribing partners to Allah). </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  77. 77. <ul><li>Whereas Muslims with TAU H EED do not hold such belief. Our concept of something regarded as “sacred”, totally rejects all such suggestion of any Divine “in-dwelling” or “incarnation” or “union”. </li></ul><ul><li>Thus ‘Umar al-Khattab r.a. said to the black stone ( HAJR-AL-ASWAD ): “You are but a stone which cannot benefit nor harm, but because I have seen the Prophet s.a.w kissed you, I now kiss you!” </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  78. 78. LAA- ILAA-HA- IL-LALLAAHU - WA H DAHU – LAA – SHAREE-KA LAH, LAHUL-MULKU – WALAHUL- H AMD, WA-HUWA - ‘ALAA KUL-LI- SHAY -INQ- QADEER, “ There is no god (none has the right to be worshipped) except All a h, alone, without partner, to Him belongs all sovereignty and praise and He is All-Powerful over all things .” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 IMPORTANT DZIKR
  79. 79. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 CAUSE FOR THE LOST OF HONOUR AND BLESSINGS.
  80. 80. “ When my community (ummah) glorify worldly matters then the HAIBAH (honour) of Islam will be removed from them; and when they ceased the work of calling to good and forbidding wrong, then they will not benefit from any BARAKAH (blessings, goodness) of the Revelation (Al-Qur’an and As-Sunnah). ( Hadith reported by Tirmidzi ) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 CAUSE FOR THE LOST OF HONOUR AND BLESSINGS.
  81. 81. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 CAUSE FOR THE LOST OF HONOUR AND BLESSINGS.
  82. 82. &quot;Because Allah will never change the NI’MAH (Divine Grace) which He hath bestowed on a people until they change what is in their (own) souls: and verily Allah is He Who hears and knows (all things).&quot; ( Qur’an: Anfal: 8: 53 ) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 CAUSE FOR THE LOST OF HONOUR AND BLESSINGS.
  83. 83. REMEMBER ALLAH’S WARNING: All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  84. 84. “ O ye who believe! when ye go abroad in the cause of Allah, investigate carefully, and say not to anyone who offers you a salutation (salaam): &quot;Thou art none of a Believer!&quot; Coveting the perishable goods of this life: with Allah are profits and spoils abundant.” ( Qur’an: An-Nisa’: 4: 94 ) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 REMEMBER ALLAH’S WARNING:
  85. 85. “ O ye who believe! if a wicked person comes to you with any news, ascertain the truth, lest ye harm people unwittingly, and afterwards become full of repentance for what ye have done.)” ( Qur’an: Hujurat: 49: 6 ) ALWAYS REMEMBER : All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  86. 86. “ And obey Allah and His Messenger; and fall into no disputes, lest ye lose heart and your power depart; and be patient and persevering: for Allah is with those who patiently persevere.” ( Qur’an: Anfal: 8: 46 ) ALWAYS REMEMBER : All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  87. 87. “ As for those who divide their religion and break up into sects, thou hast no part in them in the least: their affair is with Allah: He will in the end tell them the truth of all that they did.” ( Qur’an: An’am: 6: 159 ) ALWAYS REMEMBER : All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  88. 88. “ And pursue not that of which thou hast no knowledge; for every act of hearing, or of seeing or of (feeling in) will be enquired into (on the Day of Reckoning).” ( Qur’an: Isra’: 17: 36 ) ALWAYS REMEMBER : All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  89. 89. ALLAA-HUM-MA - IN-NEE – A –’UU-DZU-BIKA - MIN AN - USH-RI-KA – BI-KA – SHAY-AN – WA –ANA – A’-LAMU, WA –AS-TAGH-FIRU-KA – MI-NADZ—DZAM - BIL– LADZII - LAA – A’-LAM “ O Allah! I seek refuge with You from committing SHIRK i.e. associating others with You, knowingly, and I seek Your forgiveness from the committing of the sins which I do not know.” ( Hadith reported by Ahmad, Tabarani & Abu Ya’la ) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 IMPORTANT DU’A
  90. 90. LAA- ILAA-HA- IL-LALLAAHU - WA H DAHU – LAA – SHAREE-KA LAH, LAHUL-MULKU – WALAHUL- H AMD, WA-HUWA - ‘ALAA KUL-LI- SHAY -INQ- QADEER, “ There is no god (none has the right to be worshipped) except All a h, alone, without partner, to Him belongs all sovereignty and praise and He is All-Powerful over all things .” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 IMPORTANT DZIKR
  91. 91. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010

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