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Sunday, 24 January 2010

Penyesalan Tiada Akhir

Sudah seharusnya kita syukuri ni’mat akan diinul islam yang dikaruniakan Alloh kepada kita.

“Alhamdulillahiladzi an ‘aamana bini’matil imaani wal islam.”

Mungkin di dunia kita belum merasakan akan besarnya ni’mat iman dan islam ini. Seringkali kita lebih merasa bersyukur atas nikmat berupa harta benda dan kesenangan dunia. Tetapi di akhirat kelak kita akan merasakannya. Sebagaimana yg digambarkan dalam surah al-hijr ayat 1-2:

الر تِلْكَ آيَاتُ الْكِتَابِ وَقُرْآنٍ مُبِينٍ (١)رُبَمَا يَوَدُّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا لَوْ كَانُوا مُسْلِمِينَ (٢)

1. Alif, laam, raa. (Surat) ini adalah (sebagian dari) ayat-ayat Al-Kitab (yang sempurna), Yaitu (ayat-ayat) Al Quran yang memberi penjelasan.
2. orang-orang yang kafir itu seringkali (nanti di akhirat) menginginkan, kiranya mereka dahulu (di dunia) menjadi orang-orang Muslim.

Ayat-ayat yang mulia ini memberitahukan kepada kita bahwa nanti di akhirat orang-orang kafir akan menyesali kekafiran mereka. Ada juga yang berpendapat bahwa orang-orang kafir ketika menghadapi sakarotul maut akan sangat menyesal dan membayangkan alangkah baiknya jika sebelumnya mereka adalah muslim.

Imam Ath-Thabrani meriwayatkan dari Abu Musa ra, bahwa Nabi saw bersabda:

Jika penduduk neraka telah berkumpul di neraka dan bersama mereka orang-orang ahli kiblat (muslim) yang dikehendaki Alloh, orang-orang kafir itu berkata kepada orang-orang muslim:
“Bukankah kalian ini orang-orang Muslim?”

Orang-orang muslim menjawab, “Ya, benar!”

Orang-orang kafir bertanya lagi, “Apakah islam tidak memberi manfaat kepadamu, sehingga kalian bersama-sama kami di neraka ini?”

Orang-orang muslim menjawab, “Kami mempunyai dosa-dosa, sehingga kami dihukum dengan api neraka ini.”

Alloh pun mendengar kata-kata mereka tersebut, lalu memerintahkan agar orang-orang muslim yang berada di neraka itu dikeluarkan. Sedangkan orang-orang kafir tetap berada di neraka. Melihat hal itu orang-orang kafir menyesali diri, “Alangkah baiknya kami dahulu adalah orang-orang muslim, sehingga dapat keluar dari neraka ini seperti mereka.”

Kemudian nabi saw membacakan surah al-Hijr ayat 1-2 yg beliau awali dengan isti’adzah. Dalam riwayat dari Ibnu Abi Hatim, Nabi saw mengawali dengan tasmiyah sebagai ganti isti’adzah.

Suatu penyesalan yang tiada bermanfaat dan tidak akan bisa mengeluarkan mereka dari kehinaan di akhirat. Mereka di neraka diliputi siksa dan keputus-asaan.

Maka kita jangan merasa iri dengan kesenangan dunia yang sekarang ini sedang dinikmati oleh orang-orang kafir. Biarkanlah mereka larut dalam kesenangan dan hanyut oleh indahnya angan-angan mereka yang pada hakekatnya adalah angan-angan kosong, sebagaimana firman Alloh dalam ayat selanjutnya:

ذَرْهُمْ يَأْكُلُوا وَيَتَمَتَّعُوا وَيُلْهِهِمُ الأمَلُ فَسَوْفَ يَعْلَمُونَ (٣)

“biarkanlah mereka (di dunia ini) makan dan bersenang-senang dan dilalaikan oleh angan-angan (kosong). Maka kelak mereka akan mengetahui (akibat perbuatan mereka).”

Ini sesungguhnya adalah ancaman kepada orang-orang kafir, sebagaimana firman Alloh:

قُلْ تَمَتَّعُوا فَإِنَّ مَصِيرَكُمْ إِلَى النَّارِ

… katakanlah (wahai Muhammad), “bersenang-senanglah kalian, karena sesungguhnya tempat akhir kalian adalah di neraka” [Surah Ibrahim: 30]

Juga firman Alloh:

كُلُوا وَتَمَتَّعُوا قَلِيلا إِنَّكُمْ مُجْرِمُونَ

"Makanlah dan bersenang-senanglah kamu (di dunia dalam waktu) yang pendek; Sesungguhnya kamu adalah orang-orang yang berdosa" [Surah Al-Mursalat: 46]


Wednesday, 13 January 2010

The Man of Choice

Who was the man of choice for a Muslim woman to be a companion to live? An official, wealthy, or the handsome face? It could be that all is not the main option chosen and more men with high level requirements of the faith, worship and social activities and propaganda more from him. Or just a mediocre and equal even lower than him with a note as long as he is still Muslim. The choices were often raised in line with the plan and the desire of a woman to travel the household fabric. Therefore, it is said now increasingly difficult to find the ideal man and the "excellent".

The question, whether natural person requires levels of women of faith (religion) the higher the prospective husband?

Marriage is the most powerful bond and conserved between the two kinds of beings. He also brings a lot of things more positive for a person than single life. The soul needs to be bound by the strong binding solid. This binding is aqidah. Because only aqidah that can lead one's life, driving the hearts, minds and feelings, and instilling the most memorable effects, and determine their life path.

In this regard, the scholars agreed on the prohibition on the making of a Muslim woman to marry pagan men, both pagan polytheists and infidels kitabi. It was also affirmed by Allah in His Word, "... and do not marry women idolaters until they believe faith. Truly the believers slave is better than an idolater though he allures you ..." (QS / Al-Baqarah: 221).

In theory, the nature of women will tend to follow her husband. While in the Islamic system, the head of the family is the husband. This reflects that the state's future husband and established a more high-faith becomes a condition that can not be ignored. In the meantime, there is a tendency Muslim men to (intentionally or not) delaying marriage with a variety of reasons. Study, career, economic problems, wants more put the interests of family and various other reasons. The condition is actually very very contradictory to the situation experienced by Muslim women.

For the Muslim woman who understands well the concept of Islam, which became the main measure is the level of faith and the faith of the prospective husband. While wealth, position, physical appearance and background are preferred to be not well, though not dismiss the desire to get a 'better' than all those requirements. That is, the desire for a husband to look attractive, supported by adequate property office promising to be nothing more important for a Muslim woman if the main requirement, namely the level of faith and good morality is not owned by the prospective running mate.

Many Muslim women today who argue that it never hurts to get the best life sholeh, handsome, and educated enough to treasure. Opinion was not wrong, but also not be true if it becomes a reason to reject any sholeh men who come because they do not meet other requirements.

It affirmed the Prophet Muhammad in haditsnya, from Abi Hatim al Muzani, he said, "Rasulullah SAW said," If the coming (woo) to someone you ridhai religion and akhlaqnya, then nikahkanlah (son with) him. If not you do it will defamation arose on earth and great damage, "
They asked, "O Messenger of Allah, if it's there?"
He replied, "If the coming (proposed) to you, people who you pleasure (because of) religion and akhlaqnya, then nikahkanlah son with him." (spoken three times) (Narrated by Tirmidhi)

Imam Ash Syaukani said, "people who you ridhai because religion and akhlaqnya" in the hadith above, shows that it concerns kufu terms of religion and morality. Meanwhile, Malik confirmed that it was only kufu just about religion. Similarly, what is quoted from 'Umar and Ibn Mas'ud, and the Tabi'in like Muhammad Ibn Sirin and Umar bin Abdul Aziz on the basis of the word: "Verily the noblest among you is the most taqwa to Him."

From this side of normal when a Muslim woman wants to get more value from the self-future husband, at least compared to his own. But enough is grateful for the favors and grace given by Allah Almighty Allah if indeed the choice for a Muslim who ... um, Sholeh, handsome, well educated and quite a treasure. He should not be takabbur consider himself more noble than any other Muslim woman, because the real pleasure for all that Allah gives, Allah Leave therein also test to test whether his grateful servants or otherwise.

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Glory of Women

Like men, Allah has given gifts to the woman of glory. So that the glory he owned it, made a condition of a woman in heaven as easily as Anas Ibn Malik narrated that the Prophet SAW, "A woman who worked solat 5 times, fasting obligatory month, guard their chastity, and obedience to her husband then he will enter heaven from any door he wants. " (HR Abu Nuaim)

Abdul Rahman ibn Awf related that Rasulullah SAW said, "A woman Solehah 1000 is better than no pious man. And a woman who served her husband for a week, then 7 door ditutupkan him hell and opened the door of heaven which 8 where he can go from door anywhere without measure. "

In addition, Siti Aisyah ra narrates that the Prophet SAW said, "It is not a menstruating woman except her menstruation is kifarah for sins past. And on the first day of her menstrual cycle read "Alhamdulillahi 'ala kulli hal wa astaghfirullaha min kulli zanbin" then Allah set him free from hell, easily through sirath, safe from the punishment of Allah even raised to the top 40 people Darajat martyr if he is always remembrance of God during her menstrual cycle. "

Abu Hurairah narrated that the Prophet SAW said, "The best of women is that if you looked at him then he's welcome, if you command him to obey, if you keep your possessions gone and he's also keeping her honor."

There is a history that at the time of the Prophet Muhammad was a man who will go to fight in the way of Allah. Kapada He told his wife, "O my wife ... let not the time you leave this house, so I'm back." Coincidentally, his father suffered from pain, then she had sent a man to see the Prophet Muhammad and the Prophet said to the king's messenger, "For him to obey her husband" Similarly, she sent a messenger rather than just once so he obeyed him and did not dare to come out his house. Then his father died but he still did not see his father's body. He was patient, so he came home. So Allah gave revelation to the Prophet saying, "Allah has forgiven the woman due to his obedience to her husband."

In other reports which say that Allah forgives the sins of his father's part due to his son's obedience.

This is exactly the thing that causes women not blessed by Allah in the way of equality demanded by the people who do not understand religion. Meanwhile, in the event of Isra Mi `raj, the Prophet had looked into heaven is where Allah put women into heaven 500 years earlier than their husbands, and when looking into the Fire Prophet found 2 / 3 of residents are women. Fear of that we will all be Allah.

Abdullah bin Mas'ud narrated that the Prophet SAW said, "If a woman washing her clothes, then Allah records for him the good 1000, 2000 errors forgiven everything even the sunlight would beg forgiveness for her and Allah raised her degree in 1000."

Maulana Syed Ahmad Khan told the advantages possessed by women. According to him, A woman Solehah better than a saint, a woman making flour with reading Bismillah provision will be blessed of Allah, women sweep the floor with dhikr reward such as cleaning the House, Women Solehah better than 70 men pious.

Allah will bless her provision when cooking with dhikr, a woman who closed shame with Allah's veil of light is increased by 13 times from his original face. Everyone will be called to see the face of Allah, the Most Beautiful in the next, but Allah Himself will come to meet with women who hung shame to wear the hijab and she stay istiqomah with it.

The sacrifice of a woman is very appreciated by Allah and His Messenger. It's just that we are not aware of the advantages and the glory that has been given to us all.