- "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 !


Monday, August 13, 2012

Lecture @ NUS Lecture theatre 20 : "Adab Towards Working Life" - (16 July 2012)

AlHamdulillaah! Just delivered this, may Allah bless and reward every one who made this possible,from the organizers, the participants, the donors-sponsors, the supporters, etc.


NUSMS (National University of Singapore Muslim Society)

NTUMS (Nanyang Technological University Muslim Society)
AAM (Aspire Achieve Through Mentorship 

Jazaakumullaahu khayral jaza'

Hope it has been beneficial to

wards strengthening our Iiman and inspire us all towards TAQWA, deserving of His Redha and mercy. May Allah forgive and reward with abundant generosity, our parents, teachers, elders, family, friends and loved ones too.



         Reinforcement of take-aways and reminders by some participants:

1) With adab, we will know what to do, in every situation. That's why Adab precedes knowledge.

2) It is not merely in the knowing, but in the "state" of our submission and Nafs, that's important.

3) Useful to have mindmap that can be expanded as we learn. To aid the development of our understanding of new knowledge.

4) Reminded to strive from the moment we wake up!

5) Even in our duties at work, we are not just binded to the contract with our company/organisation; more importantly, we are answerable to Allah! Our consciousness of this is a reflection of our iiman and taqwa.

6) We should not be giving excuses of 'no time'. As Muslims, we have to prioritise the Hereafter. It was a strong message when Ustaz mentioned: "YOU are carrying the flag of Islam!" MashaAllah...

7) Our desires are part of our Fitrah, but we should not lose sight of the bigger picture.

8) Paradise is not cheap - if we want it, certainly we will be tested and certainly, we need to work hard for it!

( S R )


1)  - Islam has the own hierarchy of needs, start at higher stage: self-actualization.

      - Working is an ibadah, need to strive hard in Allah cause.

2) - I learnt Islam from the unbroken chain of students to Prophet.         

      - Life for Muslim: "We are in the world but not of this world".        

      -  Guiding principles to working life

3)   As I would be graduating, this talk provides the guiding principle towards balancing the dream job and at the same  time get Allah's Redha.

       It makes me reflect and reevaluate on my choice in life.

4)  Salam Ustaz. It is my first time hearing your ceramah and Thank Allah I did.

      Despite your disability, I am impressed with the gift of knowledge that Allah has given to you.

     May Allah blessed your hard work and reward you accordingly. Amin.

     ( N )

Reminders on the fundamentals of our religion: especially the part on our Prophet Muhammad saw being the link to Allah swt. 

      ( M Y )

1) the most memorable quote from Ustaz's talk was "We are in this world but not of this world" or something to that effect.

2) it reinforces the point that we are all souls and here on Earth for a mission,

3) which is why we need 'adab' towards everything we think and do.

4) Thank you Ustaz for yet another enriching and thought-provoking talk delivered in your usual witty and gentle style peppered with humour:)

5) Since i first attended Ustaz Zhulkeflee's talk in NUS in 2009, i've been looking forward to his other talks.

6)  Keep up the good work, Ustaz and may Allah SWT bless you for all your efforts insyaAllah. 

     ( N A )

Assalaamualaikum wr wb,

Alhamdulillah, the talk on 'Adab towards Working Life' is very beneficial.  Ustaz has done well to condense such a wide topic into 2 hours that is concise and precise enough for the listeners to understand.

I am a composer, music producer.  Thus it is hard for me to attain relevance to the Divine Plan that Allah has planned for us, according to what Ust Zhul mentioned.  However, it is important and necessary for every striving muslim to align our work in the Dunya to that Divine Plan.  Insya'Allah, i will strive for this.

Ust Zhul mentioned, " We are in this world, but NOT of this world" That line hit me hard, that no matter how hard we strive in this world, it is the Hereafter where we return.  We shall answer for all our deeds and our obligations in this world.

Ust also drawn small mindmaps that makes it easier for us to understand.  An example is the matters that constitutes the Self(Nafs).  He emphasized how important it is to be in control of this matters such as , Heart, Desire, Tongue and Mind.  This is to train the soul to be disciplined. 

He also mentioned the importance of Adab towards all the relationships and that Adab must be strived with Taqwa.

One of the 'A-ha' moments i felt, was when he mentioned a verse from Surah An-Nisa, highlighting about Amanah, where we have to deliver all that we have been entrusted with those who are entitled.  And whenever we judge between people, we have to judge with justice('adil).

Lastly, to summarise everything.  He gave us questions to ponder about our life and ambitions.  Somehow this sparks an interest in me to learn more, insya'Allah.

Lastly i learned that we should link our life and ambitions to the teachings of the Prophet(s.a.w)

Jazakallahu Khair ya Ustadz.  Your lessons have been of much benefit.  May Allah grant you more Taufiq & Hidayah to continue your wonderful lessons.

Wassalaamualaikum wr wb.

   ( R H )

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