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A presentation by Inda Samsi
A presentation by Inda Samsi
A presentation by Inda Samsi
A presentation by Inda Samsi
Substantiating with the concept o f Taqwa , the authors laid out the importance o

Substantiating with the concept of Taqwa, the authors laid out the importance of assessing our current condition that has been impacted by the western culture, diverting us from the way of the Prophet (pbuh) by focusing on the tools to achieve change; through family, education system, Quran and hadith, and the basic principles of Islam with extra emphasis on the inner and outer struggle of the nafs.

h , and the basic principles of Islam with extra emphasis on th e i nner
1. Taqwa: Its definition and benefits 2. The heart and its treatment 3. Practical steps

1. Taqwa: Its definition and benefits

2. The heart and its treatment

3. Practical steps to change our condition

4. Exercises for attaining Taqwa

5. Civic involvement: an Islamic imperative

3. Practical steps to change our condition 4. Exercises for attaining Taqwa 5. Civic involvement: an

How do we reach this state?

Because of our disobedience (we exchange guidance for misguidance).

How do we get out of this state?

We must consciously move from a state of disobedience to a state of obedience.

do we get out of this state? ◦ W e mus t consc i ous l
do we get out of this state? ◦ W e mus t consc i ous l
Inner and outer transformation. Famil y. Prophetic traditions. Education system. Child rearing methods . ~*~

Inner and outer transformation. Family. Prophetic traditions. Education system. Child rearing methods.

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They were only commanded to worship Allah with purity, making the religion solely for Him (98:5)

He brought you forth from the earth and has caused you to cultivate it (11:61)

the religion so lel y for Him (98:5) He brought you forth from the earth and
The summation of Taqwa is avoiding prohibitions and fulfilling injunctions both inwardly and outwardly. 4

The summation of Taqwa is avoiding prohibitions and fulfilling injunctions both inwardly and outwardly.

4 Aspects

1. Fulfilling obligations outwardly.

2. Fulfilling obligations inwardly.

3. Avoiding prohibitions outwardly.

4. Avoiding prohibitions inwardly.

Applied to 8 things

1. The heart
2. The tongue
3. The eyes
4. The ears
5. The stomach
6. The genitals The hands The feet

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5 Stations

1. Station of Submission – guarding against disbelieve

2. Station of Repentance guarding against forbidden things

3. Station of Scrupulousness – guarding against

doubtful matters 4. Station of Freedom(zuhd) – guarding against

extraneous matters

5. Station of Vigilance – guarding against other than Allah occupying the heart

guarding against extraneous matters 5. Station of Vigilance – guarding against other than Allah occupying the
The moral rectitude of one’s offspring Bl essings come f rom a b ove an

The moral rectitude of one’s offspring Blessings come from above and below Provision from Allah and a way out of difficult circumstances Safety The divine presence, manifested as Allah’s protection Victory A good end to life Paradise itself

Safety The divine presence, manifested as Allah’s protection Victory A good end to life Paradise itself
Spiritual Struggle. “It is a move of the heart that begins to affect th e

Spiritual Struggle.

“It is a move of the heart that begins to affect the limbs and then results in sincere repentance (tawbah), in which we seek to purify ourselves of prior wrongs and remove them from our present activities and make a strong commitment to a future free of the mistakes of the past.”

remove them from our present activities and make a strong commitment to a future free of
“ Actions has two modes: The action of the heart and the actions of the
“ Actions has two modes: The action of the heart and the actions of the

Actions has two modes: The action of the heart and the actions of the limbs. As for the heart, there are two concerns: belief (‘aqidah) and

sincerity (ikhlas).”

actions of the limbs . As for the heart , there are two concerns: belief (‘aqidah

4 sources of the destructive qualities of the tongue

1. Lying

2. Backbiting

3. Argumentation for its own sake

4. Mirthful jesting on serious occasions

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If you avoid what has been prohibited for you from the enormities, the We will cover over any other wrongs (4:31)

~*~ If you avoid what has been prohibited for you from the enormities, the We will

Enumeration of the Enormities

4 enormities relate to the heart

4 enormities relate to the tongue

3 enormities relate to the stomach

2 enormities relate to the genitals

2 enormities relate to the hands

1 enormities relate to the feet

1 enormities relate to the whole body

◦ 2 enormities relate to the hands ◦ 1 enormities relate to the feet ◦ 1
Recitation of the Quran with reflections Concern ourselves with the appropriate supplications and dhikir in

Recitation of the Quran with reflections Concern ourselves with the appropriate supplications and dhikir in their respective times and places.

Concern ourselves with the appropriate supplications and dhikir in their respective times and places .
Concern ourselves with the appropriate supplications and dhikir in their respective times and places .

The 5 pillars Active Outreach Focus Cooperation

“We should speak well of other organizations or be silent about them.”

“If some appear to be or actually are misguided, then we should offer counsel and pray for them.”

Good Character Kinship Families Charity Qur’an Remembrance of Allah Commanding good and forbidding evil Empathy Supplication Physical Health Commitment Time Attitude Devotion

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that Allah loathes “he said, she said” (qila wa qal) conversations.

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Guarding the Prayer Stages ◦ 1: the times of the prayer ◦ 2: ritual purity

Guarding the Prayer Stages

1: the times of the prayer

2: ritual purity

◦ 1: the times of the prayer ◦ 2: ritual purity “A sure sign of hypocrites

“A sure sign of hypocrites is that when the prayer time comes in, they lazy and procrastinate until the time is almost out

sign of hypocrites is that when the prayer time comes in, they lazy and procrastinate until
Guarding the tongue Steps ◦ Musharatah – condition phase ◦ Murabatah – guarding the condition

Guarding the tongue Steps

Musharatah – condition phase

Murabatah guarding the condition

Muhasabah – account for your deeds

Musharatah – condition phase ◦ Murabatah – guarding the condition ◦ Muhasabah – account for your
Guarding the eyes Steps ◦ Musharatah – condition phase ◦ Murabatah – guarding the condition

Guarding the eyes Steps

Musharatah – condition phase

Murabatah guarding the condition

Muhasabah – account for your deeds

Musharatah – condition phase ◦ Murabatah – guarding the condition ◦ Muhasabah – account for your
Guarding the ears How? ◦ Turn away from vain talks ◦ Do not listen to

Guarding the ears How?

Turn away from vain talks

Do not listen to lies, slander, backbiting, mockery etc

Change the subject if people begin to speak ill of someone

Avoid all television programming which often exposes believers to forbidden speech and images.

speak ill of someone ◦ Avoid all television programming which often exposes believers to forbidden speech
Guarding the stomach Eat only what is prohibited Of eating less Fasting

Guarding the stomach Eat only what is prohibited Of eating less Fasting

Guarding the stomach Eat only what is prohibited Of eating less Fasting
Guarding the stomach Eat only what is prohibited Of eating less Fasting
Guarding the private parts Avoiding places of temptation and possible harm.

Guarding the private parts Avoiding places of temptation and possible harm.

Guarding the private parts Avoiding places of temptation and possible harm.
Guarding the Hands “The Muslim is one from whose tongue and hands other Muslims are

Guarding the Hands

“The Muslim is one from whose tongue and hands other Muslims are safe” (The Prophet pbuh)

Guarding the Hands “The Muslim is one from whose tongue and hands other Muslims are safe”
Guarding the feet. “O Allah, I seek refuge in You that I should go astray

Guarding the feet.

“O Allah, I seek refuge in You that I should go astray or lead others astray, that I should trip or trip up others, that I should oppress or be oppressed, or that I should show ignorance or be the brunt of ignorance.

, t h at I s h ou ld oppress or b e oppressed, or that
The permissible is clear and the prohibited is clear, an d b etween t h

The permissible is clear and the prohibited is clear, and between them are grey areas; not many people know their rulings. So, whoever protects himself from them has kept his religion sound and free of blemish. However, whoever falls into them has fallen into the prohibited. His likeness is that of a shepherd who takes his flock to graze near a king’s sanctuary, and due to his proximity to it, he inevitably falls into it. Surely, every king has a sanctuary, and surely the sanctuary of Allah on His earth lies in avoiding those things He has prohibited. Surely, there is a lump of flesh in the body – if it’s sound, the whole body is sound, and if it is corrupt, the whole body is corrupt. Is it not the heart?

body – if it’s sound, the whole body is sound, and if it is corrupt, the
Abandon the world, and Allah will love You; and abandon what people have, and people

Abandon the world, and Allah will love You; and abandon what people have, and people will love you.

Abandon the world, and Allah will love You; and abandon what people have, and people will
From the excellence of a person’s Islam is that he leaves what does not concern

From the excellence of a person’s Islam is that he leaves what does not concern him.

From the excellence of a person’s Islam is that he leaves what does not concern him.
Surely, actions are [judged] by intentions, and everyone has what he has intended.

Surely, actions are [judged] by intentions, and everyone has what he has intended.

Surely, actions are [judged] by intentions, and everyone has what he has intended.

You are the best of communities brought forth for mankind (3:110)

The Prophet, Allah will continue to assist his servant, as long as the servant is assisting his brother.”

P rop h et, “ All ah w ill cont i nue to ass i st

The word “Civic” is derived from the word “city” – civic involvement refer to the meaningful ways in which a private citizen is best involved in the life of his or her city. IMAN (chicago), ADAMS (Virginia), MSA, MAS, MISG etcetra.

nvo l ve d i n t h e lif e o f hi s or
nvo l ve d i n t h e lif e o f hi s or
Simple yet practical. Not only educate but also provide the tools (realistic approach).

Simple yet practical. Not only educate but also provide the tools (realistic approach).

Simple yet practical. Not only educate but also provide the tools (realistic approach).
Simple yet practical. Not only educate but also provide the tools (realistic approach).