- "The Sincere Advice" : from the desk of Ustaz Zhulkeflee

يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ صَلُّواْ عَلَيۡهِ وَسَلِّمُواْ تَسۡلِيمًا

"... O ye who believe! Ask blessings on him and salute him with a worthy salutation." (QUR'AN:AL-AHZAB:33:56)

"O Allah, I believed in Muhammad but did not see him; do not deprive me in the Gardens of his vision. Bestow his company upon me and cause me to die in his religion. Let me drink from his pool a quenching, pleasant, delightful drink after which we shall never thirst again. You are powerful over everything. O Allah, convey to the soul of Muhammad my greetings and peace. O Allah, as I believed in Muhammad but did not see him, do not deprive me in the Gardens of his vision."

O Allah! I make the intention to invoke blessings on the Prophet, may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him, in compliance with Your Order and as an attestation of  the Prophet sent by You, our master Muhammad, may Your blessings and peace be upon him; in his love and in my yearning for him and with the respect due to him as he merits it. Accept it from me by Your Grace and Kindness and remove the veil of negligence from my heart and make me among one of Your righteous servants.

A-MEEN! YA ROB-BAL 'AA-LA-MEEN ! .............











"DALAA-ILUTL-KHAY-RAT" was compiled of Abu 'Abdullah Muhammad Ibn Sulayman al-Jazuli r.a. May Allah Reward & Bless his soul.  (and to reciter Ishak Danis)

...  Al-Faatihah !


Sunday, April 20, 2008

2.0 What is “Ad-Deen”?

– Linguistically it usually is translated asthe religion – but if we analyse this term in the Arabic, we find that the word is:

  • from root word daa-na which can also mean : be indebted, to owe one’s thanks, to be subjected, bow, yield, owe allegiance;

  • from dain which means debt, obligation, liability;

  • from dainuu-na which means judgement, Last Judgement;

  • related to the word maaddana which means to build or found cities to civilise, to refine and to humanise from which the word tamaddun meaning civilization and refinement in social culture.”

    The primary significations of the term deen thus, can be reduced to four:
(1) Indebtedness

(2) Submissiveness/submission/surrender

(3) Judicious power

(4) Natural inclination or tendency

Thus, the implication of religion in the ordinary usage which tends to be affected by secular thoughts is not in accord to Islam’s concept of religion which is life in totality, all-encompassing and cannot be dichotomised. A Muslim always is mindful that ultimately he is a servant of God whether in mosque or in the market place, in private or in public etc. Life of this world is intrinsically link with the Hereafter (also referred to as Yaum al-Deen’ -The day of Judgement).

What more can we understand of its reality?

Ad-Deen is to be nurtured in a person, not merely that they be informed. Muslim must be systematically educated, not merely taught. When creatively adopting new approaches, it must conform to its own traditional perspectives and must be true to its own philosophy as done by traditional Muslim teachers. These teachers take their task as inheritors of the prophetic tradition, to build conviction, to correct and reform worldview, instilling genuine commitment, added with making them competent to establish its teachings, but most of all, inculcation of noble character or disposition in every Muslim. It is not mere knowing the way one studies in contemporary schools. Muslims approach in studying his Deen today are slowly being changed; many are unknowingly imitating secularist way like emphasis on being objective, and therefore learners do not have to subject themselves to every truth, for they (secularists) view every religion only from the perspective of a relativist. They reject any form of absolutism, where Muslims regard their Deen as the Absolute truth.

WaAllaahu a'lam


1 comment:

blue said...

Masya allah...The definition that you have elaborated had probably been long forgotten or 'misinterpreted' only as religion, which can't do justice to what the word ad-deen actually meant.
May Allah swt forgive me for the mistakes that i made in this comment.