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“INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF TAUHEED” Intermediate Level Islamic course in English for Adults conducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail

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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 - #4 a (First)
  2. 2. TO CONTINUE All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  3. 3. “ Of all His servants, only such as are endowed with (innate) knowledge stand (truly) in awe of Allah: (for they alone comprehend that) verily, Allah is Almighty, Much Forgiving.” ( Qur’an: Fatir 35 : 40 ) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 For those with knowledge ……
  4. 4. The terms &quot; Tau h eed Al-Khaliq-qiyyah &quot; refers to the approach of confirming the Oneness of God (Allah) as the Creator ( Al-Khaa-liq ), verified from the evidence inherent in the whole of creation. What is meaning ? All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  5. 5. And &quot; Tau h eed Ar-Rubub-biyyah &quot; is the approach of confirming the Oneness of God (Allah) as also being the Sustainer or Cherisher ( Ar-Rabb ) , in the evidence of the wonderful order and harmonious existence of all things in this universe. What is meaning ? All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  6. 6. An invitation to reflect All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  7. 7. &quot;Behold! In the creation of the heavens and the earth and in the alternation of Night and Day, there are indeed Signs for men of understanding, Men who celebrate the praises of Allah, standing sitting and lying down on their sides and contemplate the wonders of creation in the heavens and the earth, (with a thought): &quot;Our Lord! You have not created this for nothing! Glory to Thee! Give us salvation from the penalty of the Fire.&quot; ( Qur’an : Ali Imran 3 : 190-191 ) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 An invitation to reflect
  8. 8. <ul><li>The greatest evidence of Allah s.w.t., for us to confirm and verify is the whole of creation. </li></ul><ul><li>Nature and the study of nature both proclaim to us the fact that there is one God Who, in His infinite Wisdom has created and continues to sustain this universe. </li></ul><ul><li>The superb order, organization and meaningfulness of the things in nature perceive by us cannot be explained except that it must have been brought into existence by a Creator - a Being with an infinite intelligence and not by a blind force. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  9. 9. <ul><li>The highly complex order in things, the sophistication and intricacies of design towards certain utility does not portray haphazardness in nature but rather indicates a &quot; Will &quot; of One Who is Able and Wise. </li></ul><ul><li>This is discernable by those who exercises their reasoning faculty when observing nature, a characteristic which Allah enjoins upon us Muslims to be. And Allah s.w.t. warns those who are heedless due to their neglect of the apparent signs and deem them as beasts or worse than that: </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
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  11. 11. &quot;Many are the Jinns (spirits) and men We have made for Hell: They have hearts wherewith they understand not, eyes wherewith they see not, and ears wherewith they hear not. They are like cattle,- nay more misguided: for they are heedless (of warning).&quot; ( Qur’an : A'raf: 7 :179 ) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
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  13. 13. &quot;And on earth there are Signs (of Allah's existence, visible) to all who are endowed with inner certainty, just as (there are signs) thereof within your ownselves: can you not then see? “ ( Qur'an: Az-Dzariyat: 51 : 20-21 ) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
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  15. 15. <ul><li>Get into a different groupings - each not more than 5 persons – and do a brief ta’aruf (getting to know). Then discuss … </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Miracles’ or signs of Allah’s existence are everywhere to those who observe and reflect. </li></ul><ul><li>As a group choose one aspect of the human body/ anatomy / organ; analyze how it is created, it’s function, its usefulness etc. to discover that these could not have been there merely by ‘random chance’ . </li></ul>TAMRIN (EXERCISE) “ Let us discuss and apply what we have learnt” You are given only 30 minutes to complete this assignment All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
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  17. 17. Say: “Can the blind be held equal to the seeing? “ Will you then not think (consider)? ( Qur'an: An’am: 7: 50 )
  18. 18. <ul><li>Do you know .... </li></ul><ul><li>The eye is the world’s most efficient ‘television station’ : it takes in flawless pictures in colour and transmits them without the least blurring to the brain. </li></ul><ul><li>It takes a photographer to appreciate fully the working of the eye. Like any camera it is in a small dark box, with an aperture in front filled with a transparent pane (as a window). </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  19. 19. <ul><li>Do you know .... </li></ul><ul><li>In front of this pane there is a shutter of variable speed, called ‘iris’, with adjustable slit and automatic release. </li></ul><ul><li>Behind, there is the crystalline lens whose curvature is continually adjusted by automatic muscles so that whatever is looked upon is always sharply focus. </li></ul><ul><li>Six large powerful muscles control the movements of the eye and point it in any desired direction. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  20. 20. <ul><li>Do you know .... </li></ul><ul><li>The delicate part of this precision instrument are kept clean by the eye-lids, which are ‘window wipers’ and use a cleaning fluid secreted by the gland at the corner of the eye and poured in through a siphon. </li></ul><ul><li>A constant temperature is maintained, as in a laboratory with highly sensitive apparatus, by means of a heat regulating membrane called ‘ choroid ’. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  21. 21. <ul><li>Do you know .... </li></ul><ul><li>The photographic plate of the eye is a small screen at the back, called ‘retina’, on to which the images of the things we see are focussed. </li></ul><ul><li>The retina can take 10 different pictures each second – 800,000 pictures a day, wiping itself clean after each. </li></ul><ul><li>It is so fast that 30,000 separate points of light can be recorded by a single square millimetre (the size of a nail-head) of its surface. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  22. 22. <ul><li>Do you know .... </li></ul><ul><li>All the pictures are in vivid colour, with sharp outlines, and delicate shading; they are, besides, movies in three dimension (3-D), thanks to the stereoscopic focus of the two eyeballs on our head. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
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  24. 24. <ul><li>Do you know .... </li></ul><ul><li>Long before man discovered wireless, the ear ‘knew’ all that was to be known about the reception of sound waves. </li></ul><ul><li>The human ear consists of a funnel beautifully adapted to pick up sounds and equipped with fleshy folds which enable it to perceive the direction from which the sound comes. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  25. 25. <ul><li>Do you know .... </li></ul><ul><li>Inside the ear, fine hairs and a sticky wax prevent harmful insects, dust, etc. from getting in. </li></ul><ul><li>Across the inner end of the funnel there is a tightly stretched membrane, the ear-drum, which vibrates like the skin of the tabla (Indian percussion instrument) when sound waves strike it. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  26. 26. <ul><li>Do you know .... </li></ul><ul><li>The vibrations are then passed on and amplified by three bones (the hammer , the stirrup and the anvil ) whose relative sizes are precisely adjusted to produce just the needed amplification. Indeed, these bones never grow. </li></ul><ul><li>Amazingly, these bones are of exactly the same size as in the infant and in the adult. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  27. 27. <ul><li>Do you know .... </li></ul><ul><li>The amplified vibrations are carried by the bones to another membrane just beyond which lies the wonderful organ of hearing, the inner ear. </li></ul><ul><li>This is a small tube (the cochlea ) coiled up like the shell of a snail, and filled with a liquid in which a harp of 6,000 strings ranging in length from 1/20 to ½ mm, hang suspended. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  28. 28. <ul><li>Do you know .... </li></ul><ul><li>Each string vibrates to a particular frequency of sound so that the ear can hear all possible combinations of 6,000 different sounds. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  29. 29. <ul><li>Do you know .... </li></ul><ul><li>The vibration of the strings are transmitted to 18,000 nerve cells whose fibres communicate with the brain. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
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  31. 31. <ul><li>The Brain is the centre which controls, directs and coordinates the varied activities of all the innumerable organs of the body. </li></ul><ul><li>It receives messages from each of the senses, interprets them, sends the proper replies to the organs concerned so that the body reacts appropriately, and registers all the information received in the storage memory. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  32. 32. <ul><li>Think of a huge telephone exchange in continual contact with every man, woman and child on earth, sending and receiving messages to and from each other one every few seconds ­and you have a faint idea of the incredibly complex organization of the brain. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  33. 33. <ul><li>In the white and grey matter of the brain there are nearly a thousand million nerve cells. </li></ul><ul><li>Each is an electric battery and a small telegraph transmitter. Each cell branches out into a number of fine conducting threads, the nerve fibres, which extend to all parts of the body. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  34. 34. <ul><li>A large number of them run down the hollow back­bone, twisted together into a thick cable, the spinal cord. Admirably, this is protected by the bony and well-cushioned walls of the spine. Through these tiny threads, each of which is covered with an insulating sheath, a current flows at the speed of about 70 m.p.h., carrying messages through and from the brain, with marvellous speed and accuracy. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  35. 35. <ul><li>There is an elaborate system of relays, condensers, switches etc .. (to use technical terms), which permits the transmission of the most unexpected messages between the brain and each of the millions of cells it controls, without the least confusion or delay. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  36. 36. <ul><li>Obvious conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>From the foregoing, we cannot imagine that the brain is just a lump of matter, accidently placed in our head! </li></ul><ul><li>On the contrary, it is invested with profound significance for which we should exclaim glorification, &quot;SubhaanAllah! Al h amdulillaah! Mashaa-Allaah! Allahu Akbar!“ </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  37. 37. <ul><li>Obvious conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Empirical science can only explain the &quot; how &quot; or the workings of physics, but never the &quot; why &quot; - whose meaning lies in metaphysic. Why does it work that way? It must be because of an irresistible &quot; Will &quot;, that must have prepared it for its future functional use outside the womb. </li></ul><ul><li>The scientific fact shows that its existence and sustainment requires a &quot; Will &quot; or an &quot; Intelligent Being ” who is both its Creator and the Sustainer. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  38. 38. <ul><li>Obvious conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>It is impossible for anything so meaningful and complex and yet orderly in its function to exist without the need for God (Allah), the Absolute One God, Who is the Creator, Sustainer, Nourisher of the Universe. </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  39. 39. &quot;Were they created of nothing, or were they themselves the creators? “ ( Qur'an: Surah Tur: 51: 35 ) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  40. 40. <ul><li>After observing so many wonderful organs in ourselves, each organ is prepared with such complexity and amazingly equipped to function in such a manner to sustain us - and these are outside our conscious ability to directly manage them, but somehow are being managed for us - surely, we have to concede of the power of Allah, the Creator </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  41. 41. <ul><li>Who designed them? and Whose power Sustains and continue to manifest a Will over them for us? </li></ul><ul><li>To deny this is sheer arrogance and surely preposterous to merely ascribe it to ' nature '. </li></ul><ul><li>And what is ' nature '? An unknown entity, devoid of any attribution of Will nor intelligence. ... Yet they imply that it can sustain us !?? </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010
  42. 42. <ul><li>How stubbornly foolish! Nay, if we sincerely look within our heart and mind, especially reinforced and supported by our pure intuition ( fitrah ), these evidence prove clearly of the existence of an absolute Creator and Sustainer. </li></ul><ul><li>And there can only be One Who is the Absolute - and to deny this is to conceal or cover an obvious truth (the attitude termed ' kufr ' ). </li></ul><ul><li>Na-'uudzu billaah min dzaalik! </li></ul>All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail. 2010 TO BE CONTINUED ...

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