Friday, January 23, 2009

Pintu - Pintu Masuk Setan

Tidak diragukan lagi, bahwa pintu-pintu masuk setan banyak dan beraneka ragam. Setan menyusupkan bisikan jahatnya kepada setiap manusia, sesuai dengan keadaan dan tabiatnya. Terkadang dia memerintahkan kejelekan dan perbuatan keji, sebagaimana Firman Allah SWT

"Sesungguhnya syaithan itu hanya menyuruh kamu berbuat jahat dan keji, dan mengatakan tentang Allah apa yang tidak kamu ketahui." (QS.al-Baqarah:169)

Dan terkadang menakut-nakuti dengan kefakiran dan (penguasaan) musuh, Allah I berfirman,
"Syaitan menjanjikan (menakut-nakuti) kamu dengan kemiskinan dan menyuruh kamu berbuat kejahatan (kikir)." (óQS. Al-Baqarah:268)

"Sesungguhnya mereka itu tidak lain hanyalah syaitan yang menakut-nakuti (kamu) dengan kawan-kawannya (orang-orang musyrik Quraisy), karena itu janganlah kamu takut kepada mereka, tetapi takutlah kepada-Ku, jika kamu benar-benar orang yang beriman." (QS. Ali Imran:175)

Terkadang pula menyibukkan jiwa dengan angan–angan batil dan janji-janji palsu,
"Syaitan itu memberikan janji-janji kepada mereka dan membangkitkan angan-angan kosong pada mereka, padahal syaitan itu tidak menjanjikan kepada mereka selain dari tipuan belaka." (QS. An-Nisa':120)

Maka seseorang yang tekad hatinya kuat, hendaklah memahami dengan baik pintu-pintu masuk tersebut, sehingga setan tidak menyeretnya perlahan-lahan kepada kesesatan sementara dia tidak merasa.

Abu Darda` t berkata, "Sesungguhnya termasuk tanda baiknya pemahaman seorang hamba adalah mengetahui bujukan setan, kapan dan darimana datangnya[1]."

Dan al-Hasan al-Bashri berkata, "Seorang hamba senantiasa berada dalam kebaikan, selama mengetahui perkara yang mendasari kerusakan amalannya[2]."

1. Al-Jahl (Kebodohan)
Pintu masuk setan yang terbesar adalah al-Jahl (kebodohan). Dari pintu inilah setan menguasai sebagian besar manusia, hingga mengharamkan apa yang dihalalkan Allah SWT dan sebaliknya menghalalkan apa yang diharamkanNya, serta beribadah kepada Allah SWT dengan kebid`ahan-kebid`ahan.

Abul Faraj Ibnul Jauzy berkata, "Ketahuilah bahwa pintu terbesar bagi iblis untuk masuk menggoda manusia adalah al-Jahl (kebodohan). Dengan penuh rasa aman dia masuk dari pintu tersebut untuk menggoda orang-orang bodoh. Sedangkan terhadap orang yang berilmu, iblis tidaklah masuk menggodanya kecuali dengan mencuri-curi kesempatan saat lengah. Sesungguhnya iblis telah menipu sebagian besar ahli ibadah karena sedikitnya ilmu mereka. Karena mayoritas mereka sibuk beribadah, namun tidaklah didasari dengan ilmu[3]."

Sesungguhnya berbekal ilmu yang bermanfaat merupakan sebab utama untuk menolak tipu daya setan. Dan setiap kali seorang hamba bertambah ilmunya yang bermanfaat (menghasilkan rasa takut kepada Allah SWT dan taqwa kepadaNya) akan bertambah pula keselamatannya dari godaan dan perangkap setan.

Bentuk perangkap setan yang paling sederhana adalah menyibukkan seorang hamba dengan amalan-amalan yang kurang utama, sehingga ia berpaling dari amalan-amalan yang lebih utama.

Ketahuilah bahwa obat itu semua adalah memahami dengan baik tentang tingkatan-tingkatan amalan ketaatan di sisi Allah SWT, serta mampu membedakan antara amalan yang kurang utama dengan amalan yang lebih utama. Karena sesungguhnya di dalam ketaatan, ada amalan yang posisinya ibarat `bangsawan' dan ada yang hanya sekedar sebagai `rakyat jelata', sebagaimana ada yang tingkatannya sebagai `pemimpin' dan ada pula amalan yang hanya sekedar sebagai `yang dipimpin'[4].

2. Talbis (Tipu Daya)
Setan memiliki jebakan-jebakan yang tersembunyi, dia men-talbis dalam segala hal, yaitu menampakkan kebatilan dalam bentuk kebenaran. Ibnul Qayyim berkata, "Termasuk tipu daya setan adalah senantiasa menyihir akal hingga menjadi tertipu. Dan tidak selamat dari sihirnya, kecuali orang yang Allah SWT kehendaki. Adapun bentuknya yaitu setan menghiasi perbuatan yang membahayakan atau merugikan seseorang dengan menggambarkan kepadanya bahwa perbuatan itu adalah perkara yang paling bermanfaat bagi dirinya.
Namun sebaliknya setan berusaha membuatnya lari dari perbuatan yang paling bermanfaat bagi dirinya dengan menggambarkan sebagai perbuatan yang membahayakan atau yang merugikan. Berapa banyak sudah manusia yang tertipu dengan sihir jenis ini, dan berapa banyak perkara-perkara yang menjadi penghalang antara hati dengan Islam, serta antara iman dengan ihsan. Dan berapa banyak lagi hal-hal yang mengecoh orang-orang yang arif. Dialah setan, yang menyihir akal-akal manusia hingga jatuh ke dalam berbagai bentuk kubangan hawa nafsu dan berbagai fikiran yang batil, serta menyeretnya menyusuri setiap jalan kesesatan. Hingga menampakkan syirik dalam bentuk pengagungan, kekufuran terhadap sifat Rabb dinyatakan pensucian-Nya, meninggalkan amar ma`ruf nahi mungkar dibungkus dengan baju kasih sayang terhadap manusia, berpaling dari sunnah Rasul SAW bertopeng taat pada ulama, serta kemunafikan dan berbasa-basi dalam mempermainkan agama Allah dalam bentuk akal
bijaksana tahap berhubungan dengan manusia[5]."

Di antara bentuk talbis yang sering menjangkiti manusia adalah Al- Ghibah [menggunjing], yang merupakan perkara yang sudah dimaklumi yaitu termasuk sesuatu yang keharamannya sangat jelas, Allah SWT berfirman,
"Hai orang-orang yang beriman, jauhilah kebanyakan dari prasangka, sesungguhnya sebagian prasangka itu adalah dosa dan janganlah kamu mencari-cari kesalahan orang lain dan janganlah sebahagian kamu menggunjing sebahagian yaang lain." (QS. al-Hujurat : 12)

Definisi ghibah adalah membicarakan saudaramu dengan sesuatu yang dibencinya. Namun, walau didukung dengan dalil-dalil yang terang, setan tetap berhasil menjerumuskan banyak manusia kedalamnya. Tentunya setelah `disulap' dalam bentuk-bentuk yang indah dan menarik untuk dikerjakan. Sebenarnya ulama telah memperingatkan jurus-jurus setan yang menggelincirkan tersebut, mengingat betapa banyaknya terjadi kasus-kasus ghibah yang samar, terbungkus baju yang indah dan menarik bagi penggunjingnya.

Al-Muhasiby berkata, "Sungguhnya iblis telah mengetahui bahwa engkau senantiasa berhati-hati dan takut dalam berbagai keadaanmu. Karena itu iblis tidaklah memulai tipu dayanya dengan memancing temanmu untuk mengghibah dan berdusta, jika dia mengetahui engkau sendiri lari dari perbuatan tersebut sedangkan temanmu juga menjauhinya. Akan tetapi yang iblis lakukan adalah membiarkan kalian berdua menyebut- sebut dan mengingat Allah SWT, sehingga tatkala hati kalian berdua sudah asyik dalam keramah-tamahan, pada saat itulah iblis menghiasi indahnya pembicaraan yang berlebihan, dan mulailah muncul rasa senang terhadap dunia, hingga jika kalian tenggelam dalam hal tersebut, maka akhirnya iblis menampakkan indahnya ghibah pada pandangan kalian berdua.
Jika kalian termasuk orang-orang yang takut kepada Allah SWT dan berhati-hati dalam sebagian besar urusan kalian, maka iblis menghiasi ghibah dari sisi bahwa hal itu merupakan bentuk kemarahan karena Allah; atau sebagai wujud dari rasa heran mengapa sampai perbuatan
jelek itu dilakukannya; atau dalam suasana seolah-olah sedang menunjukkan pengingkaran suatu perbuatan yang jelek; atau dengan alasan menunjukkan rasa kasihan terhadap orang yang sedang kalian pergunjingkan.

Dan jika kalian tidak terikat rasa takut kepada Allah SWT pada keadaan tersebut, maka iblis akan menghiasi ghibah dengan alasan sebagai bentuk amarah dan balas dendam kepada orang yang sedang kalian berdua gunjingkan. Atau yang sedang digunjing oleh salah satu di antara kalian saja, namun yang lain ridho terhadap hal tersebut[6].

"Ibnul Jauzy berkata,"Termasuk bentuk talbis [tipudaya] iblis terhadap para ahli hadits adalah menyebutkan cela sebagian perowi dalam rangka melampiaskan balas dendam, namun menampilkannya dalam bentuk jarh wa ta`diil [menilai perowi dengan menimbang aib dan kebaikannya sesuai disiplin ilmu hadits] yaitu cara yang dipakai oleh para ulama terdahulu guna menjaga dan membela syariat. Adapun ghibahnya ulama, bersumber pada penipuan dirinya dengan alasan menasehati dan menafsirkan kabar dengan tafsiran yang tidak benar. Sebab kalau benar, maka tidak akan menjadi perkara yang membantu terwujudnya ghibah.
Adapun sumber ghibah yang datang dari para pemimpin dan para ustadz, yaitu dengan jalan memunculkan rasa kasih sayang, sehingga mengatakan `Kasihan fulan sedang terjatuh pada perbuatan itu` atau `Sedang diuji begini' atau `Kita berlindung kepada Allah dari ditelantarkan' sehingga seseorang pura-pura menampilkan rasa kasih sayang terhadap saudaranya, kemudian pura-pura mendo`akannya di hadapan teman-temannya [7].

Ibnul Jauzi juga berkata pada bagian yang lain dalam kitabnya, "Dan berapa banyak orang yang diam lisannya tidak menghibah, namun jika ada orang-orang dighibah di sisinya serta merta senanglah hatinya. Orang seperti ini berdosa dikarenakan tiga alasan:

Pertama, rasa senangnya. Karena rasa itu muncul dengan sebab adanya ma`syiat ghibah.
Kedua, gembira terhadap muslimin yang terjerumus dalam ma`syiat.
Ketiga, dia tidak mengingkari ghibah tersebut [8]."

Ibnu taimiyah berkata, "Dan mereka melakukan ghibah dalam berbagai bentuk. Sekali waktu dalam bentuk agama dan kebaikan; dengan mengatakan, `Saya tidak biasa menyebut-nyebut seseorang melainkan kebaikannya, saya tidak suka ghibah dan dusta. Saya hanya kabarkan
kepada kalian tentang keadaannya.' Kemudian mengatakan, `Kasihan dia, dia itu sebenarnya orang baik, akan tetapi begini dan begitu. Kita dekat dengan dia, semoga Allah mengampuni kita dan dia.'

Padahal maksudnya adalah mendeskriditkannya dan menlecehkan kehormatannya. Mengghibah dalam bentuk agama dan kebaikan, sebenarnya adalah menipu Allah sebagaimana dia menipu makhluk yang lain. Kita telah mengetahui mereka dengan berbagai macamnya, seperti ini dan yang semisalnya.

Adajuga yang ghibahnya disertai hasad (dengki). Sehingga tergabunglah dua keburukan, ghibah dan hasad. Jika seseorang dipuji dihadapannya, dia malah menyebutkan kekurangan-kekurangan agama dan kebaikan orang itu atau dalam bentuk hasad, keji dan mencela untuk menjatuhkannya.

Sebagian lagi mengghibah dalam bentuk senda gurau agar orang lain tertawa dengan olokan dan kelakarnya serta melecehkan orang yang dioloknya.
Ada juga yang menggibah dengan ungkapan keheranan/takjub. Mengatakan, saya heran/takjub degan fulan, mengapa dia tidak begini dan begitu! Mengapa fulan bisa berbuat seperti itu, mengapa berbuat begini dan begitu sambil menyebutkan namanya ditengah sindiran keheranannya.

Yang lain mengghibah dengan berpura-pura sedih. Dengan mengatakan, kasihan si fulan, saya ikut prihatin atas apa yang menimpanya. Orang yang mendengar menyangka dia bersimpati dan kasihan, padahal hatinya ingin membalas dendam. Seandainya dia mampu tentu dia akan menambanhkan penderitaannya. Atau mungkin malah menggibah orang itu dihadapan musuhnya untuk membalas dendam. Yang demikian ini adalah penyakit hati yang paling besar dan merupakan tipudaya terhadap Allah dan makhluknya."[9]

Pembaca, renungkanlah apa yang telah disampaikan oleh para ulama diatas, bahwa apa yang mereka katakan terjadi dan kita saksikan serta banyak sekali terlaku pada masa kita sekarang ini.

Para Salafussalih sangat berusaha untuk menjauhi ghibah. Abdullah ibnu Wahhab (wafat 197 H) berkata, "Saya bernadzar bila mengghibahi seseorang akan berpuasa satu hari, sehingga hal itu memberatkanku.
Akupun menggibah dan juga berpuasa. Akhirnya aku berniat, jika aku mengghibahi seseorang akan bersedekah dengan dirham (uang emas). Siapa yang cinta dengan dirham, maka dia akan meninggalkan ghibah.[10]

Adz-Dzahabi berkata (secara mu'alak), "Demikianlah ulama, dan demikianlah buah dari ilmu yang bermanfaat."[11] Seorang alim, Maimun bin Siyah tidak mau mengghibah. Tidak seorangpun yang sedang mengghibah diahadapanya melainkan dilarangnya, jika tidak mau dilarang, maka dia akan pergi meninggalkannya. [12]

Wallahu a'alam

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[1] Ar-Ri`ayah al-Hamasyi hal. 160
[2] Az-Zuhd oleh Ibnul Mubarok hal. 528 dan Lihat Az-Zuhd oleh Imam
Ahmad hal 278
[3] Talbis Iblis hal. 149 dan lihat hal. 90,360,427.
[4] Lihat Madarijus Salikin 1/225
[5] Diringkas dari Ighotsatul Lahfan 1/176-177
[6] Ar-Ri`ayah hal. 315
[7] Diringkas dari Talbis Iblis hal. 128-129
[8] Ibid hal. 142
[9] majmu fatawa XXVIII/237,238 dengan peringkasan.
[10] Siar a'lam an nubala IX/228
[11] ibid
[12] hilyatul auliya' III/107
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MuallaF Wanita Amerika

Pagi hari Kamis lalu, 13 Juli 2006, seorang wanita mudah berusia 24 tahun datang ke Islamic Cultural Center of New York. Dengan pakaian Muslimah yang rapi, nampak seperti santri bule duduk menunggu kedatangan saya di Islamic Center New York. Dengan sedikit malu dan menundukkan muka, dia memulai percakapan dengan bertanya, “Apa hukumnya seorang Muslimah bersuamikan non Muslim? Dan apakah seorang wanita yang bersuamikan non Muslim bisa diterima menjadi Muslimah?

Tentu saja saya terkejut dengan pertanyaan itu. Mulanya saya mengira bahwa sang wanita yang duduk di hadapan saya ini adalah seorang Muslimah, barangkali dari negara Balkan, Bosnia atau Kosovo. Tapi setelah saya tanya, ternyata dia hanyalah seseorang yang baru menemukan Islam lewat internet (beberapa website Islam), dan kini secara bulat berniat untuk memeluk agama, yang menurutnya, the right way for her.

Wanita muda itu bernama Jessica Mendosa. Kelahiran Albany, ibukota negara bagian New York dan kini tinggal di kota New York (New York City) sebagai mahasiswi di salah satu universitas di kota ini. Diapun baru menikah dengan suaminya sekitar 4 bulan yang lalu.

Setelah berta’aruf lebih dekat barulah saya bertanya kepadanya: “Kenapa anda menanyakan tentang boleh tidaknya seorang Muslimah bersuamikan non Muslim? Dan kenapa pula Anda tanyakan apa diterima seorang wanita masuk ke dalam agama Islam jika bersuamikan non Muslim?”

Dengan sedikit grogi atau malu, Jessica menjawab: “I am very much interested in Islam. I have learned it many months”.

Saya kemudian memotong: "Where did you learn Islam?” Dia menjawab: “throughn the internet (Islamic websites)”.

Saya kemudian menanyakan apa hubungan antara keingin tahuan dia tantang Islam dan seorang wanita bersuamikan non Muslim. Maka dengan berat tapi cukup berani dia katakana: “I’ve learned Islam and I am sure this is the right way for me. I am willing to embrace Islam now. But I’ve a problem. I am a wife of a non Muslim”.

Ketika saya tanyakan apakah suaminya tahu keinginannya tersebut? Dia menjawab: “yes, and he is very much hostile to my intention”.

Saya tidak langsung menjawab pertanyaannya karena saya yakin dia masih mencintai suami yang baru menikahinya sekitar 4 bulan silam. Saya justru menjelaskan kepadanya pokok-pokok keimanan dan Islam, khususnya makna berislam itu sendiri. Bahwa menerima Islam berarti bersedia menerima segala konsekwensi dari setiap hal yang terkait dengan ajarannya.

“Islam is not only a bunch of ritual teachings, it’s a code of life,” jelasku. Dalam hal ini seseorang yang mengimani ajaran Islam dan dengan kesadarannya memeluk Islam berarti bersedia mengikuti ajaran-ajaran atau aturan-aturan yang mengikat. Dan penerimaan inilah yang merupakan inti dari keislaman itu sendiri.

Nampaknya Jessica mendengarkan penjelasan itu dengan seksama. Hampir tak pernah bergerak mendengarkan penjelasan-penjelas an mengenai berbagai hal, dari masalah-masalah akidah, ibadah, hingga kepada masalah-masalah mu’amalah, termasuk urgensi membangun rumah tangga yang Islami dalam rangka menjaga generasi Muslim masa depan.

Ketika saya sampai kepada permasalahan pasangan suami isteri itulah, Jessica memberanikan diri menyelah: “But I am still in love with my husband whom I married to just 4 months ago”

Saya juga terkejut dan kasihan dengan Jessica. Hatinya telah mantap untuk menjadi Muslimah. Bahkan menurutnya: “Nothing should prevent me to convert to Islam”. Tanpa terasa airmatanya nampak menetes. Saya ikut merasakan dilema yang dihadapinya.

Saya kemudian menjelaskan perihal hukum nikah dalam Islam dan berbagai hal yang terkait, termasuk persyaratan bagi wanita Muslim untuk menikah hanya dengan pria Muslim. Penjelasan saya tentunya tidak bertumpu kepada nash atau berbagai opini ulama, tapi diserta dengan berbagai argumentasi “aqliyah” (rasional) sehingga dapat meyakinkan Jessica dalam hal ini.

Pada akhirnya, mau tidak mau, harus terjadi kompromi. Saya katakan, ketika anda sudah yakin bahwa inilah jalan hidup yang benar untuk anda ikuti, maka jangan sampai hal ini tersia-siakan. Namun di satu sisi saya perlu tegaskan bahwa sebagai Muslimah jika tetap bersuamikan non Muslim maka itu adalah sebuah pelanggaran terhadap hukum Islam.

Untuk itu, setelah mempertimbangkan berbagai pertimbangan yang terkait, baik berdasarkan “masalih al mursalah” (manfaat-manfaat yang terkait) maupun realita-realita kehidupan di Amerika, serta yang paling penting adalah pengalaman-pengalam an mengislamkan selama ini, saya sampaikan kepada Jessica: “You may embrace Islam. But you have to find any possible way to convince your husband that you are not allowed to maintain this marriage if he insists to oppose Islam”.

Dengan penjelasan terakhir ini Jessica nampak cerah, dan dengan tegas mengatakan: “I’ll give him a chance in 3 months. If he doesn’t want to follow my way, I will ask for a divorce”, katanya tanpa ragu.

Saya katakan: “Hopefully people will not perceive that Islam separates between husbands and wives. But this is the rule and I have to tell you about it”.

Oleh karena Islamic Center memang masih sepi, dengan hanya disaksikan dua orang Brothers, dengan diiriingi airmata, Jessica Mendosa mendeklarasikan: “Tiada Tuhan selain Allah dan Muhammad adalah Rasul Allah”. Allahu Akbar wa lillah alhamd!

Sabtu kemarin, Jessica telah resmi bergabung dengan kelas khusus yang dirancang untuk para muallaf “The Islamic Forum for new Muslims” di Islamic Cultural Center. Saya terkejut, Jessica hadir di kelas itu seperti seorang Muslim yang telah lama mempelajari agama ini. Bersemangat menjawab setiap ada hal yang dipertanyakan oleh muallaf lainnya. Sayang saya belum sempat menanyakan perihal suaminya!, New York, 17 Juli 2006

Jessica, Allah bless and further guide you!

*) Penulis adalah imam Masjid Islamic Cultural Center of New York. Tulisan ini dimuat di www.hidayatullah. com

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Friday, December 5, 2008

Remind each others

Calligraphy of the Each grave Some people call Day Five (5) times ...

1. I isolated the house, then you will be pleased with always read Al-Quran.
2. I am a dark house, We always with my prayers night.
3. I land with a house full of dust, then take a charitable Pascal spread.
4. I rattlesnake home, then take the practice Bismillah as a bidder.
5. I question Munkar home and Nakir, people reading "love ilahaillallah, Muhammadar Rasulullah", so that you can answer him.


Five Types of Poison and Five the medicine

1. The world is poison, it PIETY medicine.
2. Property is poison, the charity medicine.
3. The word is meaningless However, it REMEMBRANCE OF ALLAH medicine.
4. All the age of the poison, and observance of the medicine.
5. It poisons the whole year, Ramadan is the medicine.


The Prophet Mohammed said "There are 4 in perspective as a mother", namely:

1. MEDICINE mother of all questions are few.
2. Mother of all ADAB is a bit Speaks.
3. Mother of all IBADAT is TAKUT sin.
4. Mother of all CITA CITA is PATIENCE. Remember to truth and patience.


Some words from the Koran speculation "People Who Do Prayers":

1. Dawn be the shining faces
2. Dzuhur: Not given blessings in the sustenance
3. Ashar be from the health / strength
4. Granted: No MORE given by the children.
5. ISYA be peace in sleep
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The seconds of messenger of God

The prophet muhammad peace be upon him
There is a love story about the totality of the example of God through the life of His Messenger.

Morning, although the sky has started to turn yellow, the birds desert reluctant wings flutter. Messenger with Voice provides the most tip, "O my Ummah, we are all in the power of God and love Him. But fear and obey Him. I'll inherit two things at the time; Qur'an and Sunnah. Whoever love my sunnah, it means I love, and those who love me, will jointly enter the Garden with. "

Sermon short, it ended with the eyes of a quiet Brandy Messenger of a friend. Abu Bakr stare with eyes that glisten, Umar chest up and down and holding the breath tears. Ustman breath long haul and defeat Ali in the head. Signal has come, the time has arrived. "He will leave all of us," swishing the hearts of the friends at that time. Texts that mankind, after almost fulfilled its duties in the world. Signs that a stronger, and when Ali Fadhal with a sprightly catch the Messenger of bewildered down from the podium while. At that time, all the friends who attended there would (if it can) will hold seconds passed ...

The higher the sun, but still arguably the door closed. Are in it, is arguably the weak lie with the sweaty soon pelepah dates and dampen the mat one. Suddenly from outside the door heard someone say that cried one.

"Can I enter?" here. But Fatimah does not allows the entry,

"I'm sorry, my father is a fever," said Fatimah, which reverses the body and closing the door.

Then again, he accompanied his father that has opened the eyes and asked Fatimah, "Who is he?"

"I do not know my father, likely the first time I saw it," said Fatimah soft. Then the Messenger daughter stared with the views of the jar. One by one seems to want the kind of reminded. "Know, then, eliminate the temporary pleasures, he is separate meetings in the world. He is the angel of death," said Messenger.

Fatimah also can not hold her tears. Angel of death came about, but Gabriel is not involved. Then called Gabriel, who previously had prepared the sky above the world welcome lovers of God and spirits courts of this world.

"O Gabriel, explain to me what my rights later before God?" Ask Rasululllah with a very weak voice.
"All the door of sky has been open, the angels have been waiting your spirit. All heaven is wide open waiting your arrival, Messenger of Allah" said Gabriel. But that does not make relieved Messenger, Messenger eyes still full of emergency.
"You do not pleased to hear this news out?" Ask Gabriel.
"Tell me how the fate of my Ummah soon O Gabriel?"
"Do not worry, O Messenger of Allah, I heard God say to me:
"I never allow paradise for anyone, except your are inside '." Gabriel said.

Seconds increasingly close, the time Izrail perform the task. Messenger spirits slowly withdrawn. Visible throughout the body Allah's Messenger he comes perspiration, muscle-neck muscle strain.
"Gabriel, how pain this sakaratul death." Soft Messenger. Fatimah removing, Ali is beside the flag in the face and discard Gabriel.
"Do you feel disgusted to see, until you avert your face from me, Gabriel?" Ask the Messenger Angel in the introduction to the revelation.
"Who will be resistant, to see God inamorata will be death," replied Gabriel.
Briefly and then heard the Messenger scream, because the pain is unbearable again.
"Oh God, this terrible death once, only seize all this death punishment to me, not in my Ummah."

Messenger start cold body, legs and chest is not moving again. Lips vibrate as if trying to whisper something, Ali immediately juxtapose ears.
"Uushiikum bus shalati, of MAA malakat aimanuku, (guard santuni prayers and those weak in the midst)."

Outside the doors began to wail sounds bersahutan, friends embrace each other. Fatimah cover diwajahnya hands, and Ali ears back, listens to the mouth of the Messenger start ever.
"Ummatii, ummatii, ummatiii ...? Umatku, my Ummah, my Ummah" ... And, pupuslah man is noble. Now, we seem id?

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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Beauty Tips for Muslimah

Beauty Tips for Muslimah...I like this video (I took it from YouTube....)
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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

ISLAM AND MUSLIMS

The Arabic word "Islam" means peace, submission, and obedience. The religion of Islam consists of the complete acceptance of the teachings and guidance of God as revealed to His Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

A Muslim is one who believes in God and strives for the total reorganization of one's life according to the guidance revealed by God-the Qur'an-and sayings of the Prophet. A Muslim also works to create a human society on the same basis. "Muhammadanism" is a misnomer for Islam and offends its very spirit, for it implies that Muslims have deified and worship Muhammad, as the Christians did with Jesus Christ. This practice is condemned in the Qur'an and is totally foreign to the Islamic belief structure.

The word "Allah" is the proper name of God in Arabic. It is a unique term and has no plural or feminine forms.

CONTINUITY OF MESSAGE

Islam is not a new religion, but a re-presentation of the same message and guidance that Allah revealed to all of His prophets. In Qur'an (3:3), we read:

Say, we believe in Allah and that which has been revealed to us, and that which was revealed to Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the tribes and that which was given to Moses and Jesus and to other Prophets, from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and to Him we submit.

The message revealed to Prophet Muhammad is Islam in its comprehensive, complete, and final form.

MAN: THE FREE AGENT

Man is the highest creation of God. He has the most potential of any part of Gods creation and is left relatively free in his will, actions, and choice. God has revealed the right path, and the life of Prophet Muhammad provides a perfect example. Man's success and salvation lie in following both. Islam teaches the sanctity of the person and confers equal rights upon all regardless of race, gender, color, or other external differences. The law of God, as enunciated in the Qur'an and exemplified in the life of the Prophet is supreme in all cases. It applies equally to the highest and the lowest, the prince and the peasant, the ruler and the ruled .

THE QUR'AN AND HADITH

The Qur'an is the last revealed word of God and the basic source of Islamic teachings and laws. It deals with the foundations of creeds, morality, the history of humanity, worship, knowledge, wisdom, the relationship of God to man and man to God, and all aspects of interpersonal relationships. Its comprehensive teachings are meant to be used to construct sound systems of social justice, economics, politics, legislation, junsprudence, law, and international relations, and represent important sections of the Qur'an.

Muhammad (PBUH) could not read or write. This did not represent an obstacle, for the Qur'an was committed to memory and writing by his followers during his lifetime and under his supervision. The original and complete text of the Qur'an is available to everybody in

Arabic, the language in which it was revealed. Translations of the meaning into many languages are widely used. The hadith, a term which covers the literature dealing with the Prophet's teachings, sayings, and actions, was reported and collected with great care by his devoted companions. Its main function is to explain and elaborate the Qur'anic verses.

CONCEPT OF WORSHIP

Islam does not teach or accept mere ritualism, but rather emphasizes intention and action. To worship God is to know and to love Him, to obey His law in every aspect of life, to enjoin goodness and forbid wrong-doing and oppression, to practice charity and justice, and to serve Him by serving mankind. The Qur'an presents this concept in the following sublime manner:

It is not righteousness that you turn your faces to the East or the West, but righteous is he who believes in God and the Last Day and the Angels and the Books and the Prophets; and gives his wealth for love of Him to kinsfolk and to orphans and the needy and the wayfarer and to those who ask; and to set slaves free; and observes proper worship and pays the Zakat. And those who keep their treaty when they make one, and the patient in tribulation and adversity and time of stress, such are those who are sincere. Such are the God fearing. (Qur'an 2: 177).

The ISLAMIC WAY OF LIFE

Islam provides specific guidelines for all people to follow in their daily lives. Its guidance is comprehensive and includes the social, economic, political, moral, and spiritual aspects of life. The Qur'an reminds man of the purpose of his life, of his duties and obligations toward himself, his family and relatives, his community, his fellow human beings, and his Creator. Man is given fundamental guidelines about a purposeful life and then confronted with the challenges of human existence so that he may put these high ideals into practice. In Islam, a person's life is regarded as a holistic and integrated unity and not a collection of fragmented and competitive parts. There are no separate "sacred" and "secular" realms, for all are united within the nature of the individual.

HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

Muhammad (blessing and peace be upon him) was born to a noble family in the year 570 AC in Makkah, a trading center located in the Arabian peninsula. He received the first revelation when he was forty years old. As soon as he started calling his people to Islam, he and his followers were persecuted and forced to undergo severe hardship. After a while, God commanded him to migrate to the nearby city of Madinah. Over the next twenty-three years he completed his mission of prophet hood. He died at the age of 63. He led a perfect life, as he was the physical embodiment of all that the Qur'an teaches, and thus set an example for all human beings.

ISLAM'S RATIONAL APPEAL

Islam, with its clear and direct expression of truth, has a great appeal to anyone seeking knowledge. It has a solution for all problems that arise during the course of one's life. It is a guide toward a better and complete life.

ISLAM - THE SOLUTION for MODERN PROBLEMS

The Brotherhood of Man: A major problem facing mankind today is racism. The developed world can send a man to the moon but cannot stop man from hating and fighting his fellow man. Ever since the days of the Prophet Muhammad fourteen centuries ago, Islam has given a vivid example of how racism can be ended: the annual pilgrimage to Makkah reveals the Islamic miracle of the real brotherhood of all races and nations.

The Family: The family, which is the basic unit of civilization, is disintegrating in all western countries. Islam's family system brings the rights of the husband, wife, children, and relatives into a fine equilibrium. It nourishes human unselfishness, generosity, and love in the framework of a well-organized family system.

UN FRAGMENTED VIEW OF LIFE

Human beings live according to their view of life. The tragedy of secular societies is that they fail to connect the different aspects of life. The secular and the religious, as well as the scientific and the spiritual seem to be in conduct. Islam puts an end to this conflict and brings harmony to mans vision of life.

The Five Pillars of Islam

1. The Declaration of Faith: to bear witness (hat there is none worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad is His messenger to all humanity until the Day of Judgment. The prophet hood of Muhammad obliges Muslims to follow his exemplary life as a model.

2. Prayers: Daily prayers are offered five times a day as a duty toward Allah. They strengthen and enliven ones belief in Allah and inspire individuals to develop a higher morality They purify the heart and help one to resist giving into temptation.

3. Fasting the Month of Ramadan: During Ramadan, Muslims abstain from food, drink, and all sexual activity from dawn to sunset. In addition, they must strive to abstain from evil intentions and desires. This communal fast seeks to instill within the individual feelings of love, sincerity, devotion, patience, unselfishness, and will-power as well as to develop a sound social conscience.

4. Zakat: An annual payment of 2.5% of ones net savings that has been in ones possession for one year. This is a religious duty and purifies ones money It must be given to those who are poor and in need.

5. Pilgrimage to Makkah: This must be performed once during one's lifetime, provided that one can afford it financially and withstand it physically. Besides these pillars, every action done with the awareness that it fulfills the will of Allah is also considered an act of worship.

Islam enjoins faith in the oneness and sovereignty of Allah, for this makes an individual aware of the meaningfulness of the universe and of his or her place in it. This belief frees one from all fears and superstitions by making him conscious of the presence of Allah and of mans obligations toward Him. This faith must be expressed and tested in action, faith alone is not enough. Belief in one God requires that we look upon all human beings as one family under the universal omnipotence of Aliah, who has created and nourishes all parts of His creation. Islam rejects the idea of a chosen people by stating clearly that one must have faith in God and do good works in good action in order to gain entrance to heaven. Thus, a direct relationship between God and each individual is established, a fact that also makes an intercessor unnecessary.
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DETIK DETIK RASULULLAH

Ada sebuah kisah tentang totalitas cinta yang dicontohkan Allah lewat kehidupan Rasul-Nya.

Pagi itu, meski langit telah mulai menguning, burung-burung gurun enggan mengepakkan sayap. Dengan suara terbata Rasulullah memberikan petuah, "Wahai umatku, kita semua ada dalam kekuasaan Allah dan cinta kasih-Nya. Maka taati dan bertakwalah kepada-Nya. Kuwariskan dua hal pada kalian; Sunnah dan Al Qur'an. Barang siapa mencintai sunnahku, berarti mencintai aku dan kelak orang-orang yang mencintaiku, akan bersama-sama masuk surga bersamaku".

Khutbah singkat itu diakhiri dengan pandangan mata Rasulullah yang teduh menatap para sahabatnya satu persatu. Abu Bakar menatap mata itu dengan berkaca-kaca, Umar dadanya naik turun menahan nafas dan tangisnya. Ustman menghela nafas panjang dan Ali menundukkan kepalanya dalam-dalam. Isyarat itu telah datang, saatnya sudah tiba. "Rasulullah akan meninggalkan kita semua, " desah hati para sahabat saat itu. Manusia tercinta itu, hampir usai menunaikan tugasnya di dunia. Tanda-tanda itu semakin kuat, tatkala Ali dan Fadhal dengan sigap menangkap Rasulullah yang limbung saat turun dari mimbar. Saat itu, seluruh sahabat yang hadir di sana pasti (kalau bisa) akan menahan detik-detik berlalu...

Matahari kian tinggi, tapi pintu Rasulullah masih tertutup. Sedang di dalamnya, Rasulullah sedang terbaring lemah dengan keningnya yang berkeringat dan membasahi pelepah kurma yang menjadi alas tidurnya. Tiba-tiba dari luar pintu terdengar seseorang yang berseru mengucapkan salam.

"Bolehkah saya masuk?" tanyanya. Tapi Fatimah tidak mengizinkannya masuk,

"Maafkanlah, ayahku sedang demam," kata Fatimah yang membalikkan badan dan menutup pintu.

Kemudian ia kembali menemani ayahnya yang ternyata sudah membuka mata dan bertanya pada Fatimah, "Siapakah itu wahai anakku?"

"Tidak tahu ayah, sepertinya baru kali ini aku melihatnya," tutur Fatimah lembut. Lalu, Rasulullah menatap putrinya itu dengan pandangan yang menggetarkan. Satu-satu bagian wajahnya seolah hendak di kenang. "Ketahuilah, dialah yang menghapuskan kenikmatan sementara, dialah yang memisahkan pertemuan di dunia. Dialah malaikat maut," kata Rasulullah.

Fatimah pun tak bisa menahan tangisnya. Malaikat maut datang menghampiri, namun Jibril tak ikut serta. Kemudian dipanggilah Jibril yang sebelumnya sudah bersiap diatas langit dunia menyambut ruh kekasih Allah dan penghulu dunia ini.

"Wahai Jibril, jelaskan kepadaku apa hakku nanti dihadapan Allah? "Tanya Rasululllah dengan suara yang sangat lemah.
"Pintu-pintu langit telah terbuka, para malaikat telah menanti ruhmu. Semua surga terbuka lebar menanti kedatanganmu, Ya Rasulullah"kata jibril. Tetapi itu tidak membuat Rasulullah lega, mata Rasulullah masih penuh kecemasan.
"Engkau tidak senang mendengar kabar ini Ya Rasulullah?"Tanya Jibril.
"Kabarkan kepadaku bagaimana nasib umatku kelak wahai Jibril?"
"Jangan khawatir, wahai Rasul Allah, aku pernah mendengar Allah berfirman kepadaku:
"Kuharamkan surga bagi siapa saja, kecuali umat Muhammad telah berada didalamnya'." kata Jibril.

Detik-detik semakin dekat, saatnya Izrail melakukan tugas. Perlahan ruh Rasulullah ditarik. Tampak seluruh tubuh Rasulullah bersimbah peluh, urat-urat lehernya menegang.
"Jibril, betapa sakit sakaratul maut ini." Lirih Rasulullah. Fatimah terpejam, Ali yang di sampingnya menunduk semakin dalam dan Jibril membuang muka.
"Jijikkah enkau melihatku, hingga kau palingkan wajahmu Jibril?" Tanya Rasulullah pada Malaikat pengantar wahyu itu.
"Siapakah yang tega, melihat kekasih Allah direnggut ajal," jawab Jibril.
Sebentar kemudian terdengar Rasulullah memekik, karena sakit yang tak tertahankan lagi.
"Ya Allah, dahsyat sekali maut ini, timpakan saja semua siksa maut ini kepadaku, jangan pada umatku."

Badan Rasulullah mulai dingin, kaki dan dadanya sudah tak bergerak lagi. Bibirnya bergetar seakan hendak membisikkan sesuatu, Ali segera mendekatkan telinganya.
"Uushiikum bis shalati, wa maa malakat aimanuku, (peliharalah shalat dan santuni orang-orang lemah di antaramu)."

Di luar pintu tangis mulai terdengar bersahutan, sahabat saling berpelukan. Fatimah menutupkan tangan diwajahnya, dan Ali kembali mendekatkan telinganya ke bibir Rasulullah yang mulai kebiruan.
"Ummatii,ummatii, ummatiii...? Umatku, umatku, umatku"... Dan, pupuslah manusia mulia itu. Kini, mampukah kita mencintai sepertinya?

Allahumma sholli 'ala Muhammad wa baarik wasalim 'alaihi

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THE MORAL SYSTEM OF ISLAM

Islam has laid down for humanity universal fundamental rights that are to be observed and respected under all circumstances. So that these rights can be realized in one's daily and social life, Islam provides both legal safeguards and a very effective moral system In beef, whatever improves the well-being of an individual or a society is morally good, and whatever harms this well-being is morally bad.

Islam attaches so much importance to one s love of God and love of fellow human beings that it discourages excessive formalism. We read in the Qur'an:

It is not righteousness that you turn your faces towards East or West; but it is righteousness to believe in God and the Last Day, and the Angels, and the Book, and the Messengers, to spend of your substance, out of love for Him, for your kin, for orphans, for the needy, for the wayfarer, for those who ask, and for the ransom of slaves, to be steadfast in prayers, and practice regular charity; to fulfill the contracts which you made; and to be firm and patient in pain (or suffering) and adversity and throughout all periods of panic. Such are the people of truth, the God-fearing. (2:177)

We are given a beautiful description of the righteous and the religiously committed individual in these verses. He should obey salutary regulations but fix his gaze on the love of God and the love of humanity An individual's faith should be true and sincere. We must be prepared to show it in deeds of charity to other people and by living as good citizens and supporters of social organizations.

Finally, our own individual faith must remain firm and unshaken in all circumstances.

This is the standard by which a particular mode of conduct can be classified as either good or bad. It also provides the nucleus around which an individual's as well as a societies moral code should revolve. Before laying down any moral injunctions, Islam seeks to implant firmly in man's heart the conviction that his dealings are with God, who sees him at all times and in all places. While he may hide himself from others or deceive them, he cannot do so with God.

Islam teaches that the objective of one's life is to live a life that is pleasing to God. To make such a goal possible, Islam has provided mankind with the highest possible standard of morality This moral code, which is both straightforward and practical, provides the individual with innumerable ways to embark upon and then continue the path of moral evolution. By making divine revelation the primary source of knowledge, moral standards are made permanent and stable. This does not make them inflexible, however, for there is room for reasonable adjustment and adaptation when needed. The danger of moral relativism, now so widespread in many societies, is thereby avoided. Another benefit is the gradual internalization of these moral standards, for one seeks to obey them voluntarily to please God, not because some government or people tell him to do so. An individual's belief in God, when added to his belief in the Day of Judgment, is a powerful motivating factor for one to live a highly moral life.

Islam does not provide any novel moral virtues, nor does it seek to minimize the importance of traditional and commonly accepted moral norms or give exaggerated importance to some and neglect others. The Islamic moral code incorporates all of the commonly accepted moral virtues and then endows them with a sense of balance and proportion by assigning each one a suitable place and function in the total scheme of life. It widens the scope of man's individual and collective life by dealing with his domestic associations, his civic conduct, and his activities in the political, economic, legal, educational, and social realms. It covers his life from the home to the society, from the dining table to the battlefield and peace conferences-in short, from the cradle to the grave-for no sphere of life is exempt from the universal and comprehensive application of the moral principles of Islam. It makes morality reign supreme and ensures that the affairs of life are regulated by moral norms and not dominated by selfish desires and petty interests.

A major goal of Islam is to provide mankind with a practical and realistic system of life based on good by which he can conduct his life. It calls upon mankind not only to practice virtue but to establish it and to eradicate all that is harmful. It seeks the supremacy of one's conscience in all matters, so that what is harmful cannot gain the upper hand in either an individual's or a society's life. Those who respond to this call are known as Muslims, which literally means those who have submitted to God. The sole object of the resulting community of Muslims (the ummah ) is the undertaking of an organized effort to establish what is good and to fight and eradicate what is evil and harmful. Several of Islam's basic moral teachings are given below. They cover the broad spectrum of a Muslim's personal moral conduct as well as his social responsibilities.

God-Consciousness

The Qur'an mentions God-consciousness as the highest quality of a Muslim: The most honorable among you in the sight of God is the one who is most God-conscious. (49:13) Humility modesty control of passions and desires, truthfulness, integrity, patience, steadfastness, and fulfilling one's promises-all of these are moral values that are mentioned manyh times in the Qur'an: And God loves those who are firm and steadfast (3:14Q. The Qur'an also tells Muslims:

And vie with one another to attain your Sustainer's forgiveness and a Paradise as vast as the heavens and the earth, which awaits the God conscious, who spend for charity in time of plenty and in time of hardship, and restrain their anger and pardon their fellow men, for God loves those who do good. (3:133134)

Establish regular prayer, enjoin what is just, and forbid what is wrong; and bear patiently whatever may befall you;for this is true constancy And do not swell your (cheek with puce) at men, nor walk in insolence on the earth, for God does not love any man proud and boastful. And be moderate in your pace and lower your voice;for the harshest of sounds, indeed, is the braying of the ass. (31:18-19)

The moral behavior of a committed Muslim can be summarized by the following statement of the Prophet:

My Sustainer has given me nine commands: to remain conscious of God in private and in public; to speak justly whether angry or pleased; to show moderation when poor or rich; to re kindle friendship with those who have broken it off with me; to give to him who refuses me; that my silence should be occupied with thought; that my looking should be an admonition; and that I should command what is right.

Social Responsibilities

The teachings of Islam concerning social responsibilities are based on kindness and consideration for others. So that these broad injections will not be ignored in specific situations, Islam stresses specific acts of kindness and defines the responsibilities and rights that belong to various relationships. Our first obligation is to our immediate familyparents, spouse, and children, then to other relatives, neighbors, friends and acquaintances, orphans and widows, the needy of the community, our fellow Muslims, our fellow human beings and animals.

Parents

Respect and care for parents is a very important part of a Muslims expression of faith.

Your Sustainer has decreed that you worship none but Him, and that you be kind to parents. Whether one or both of them attain old age in your life-time, do not say to them a word of contempt nor repel them, but address them in terms of honor and, out of kindness, lower to them the wing of humility and say: My Sustainer! Bestow on them Your mercy, even as they cherished me in childhood. (17:23-24)

Other Relatives

And render to the relatives their due rights, as (also) to those in need, and to the traveler; and do not squander your wealth in the manner of a spendthrift. (7:26)

Neighbors

The Prophet said: "He is not a believer who eats his fill when his neighbor beside him is hungry" and "He does not believe whose neighbors are not safe from his injurious conduct."

Actually, according to the Qur'an and example of the Prophet, a Muslim has to discharge his moral responsibility not only to his parents, relatives, and neighbors but to all mankind, animals, and useful trees and plants. For example, the hunting of birds and animals for sport is not permitted. Similarly, cutting trees and plants that yield fruit is forbidden unless there is a very pressing need for one to do so.

Thus, on the basic moral plane, Islam provides mankind with a higher system of morality that can be used by an individual to realize his greatest potential. Islam purifies the soul of self-seeking egotism, tyranny, wantonness, and lack of discipline. It creates Godfearing men who are devoted to their ideals, motivated by piety, abstinence, and discipline, and unable to make any compromise with falsehood. It induces feelings of moral responsibility and fosters the capacity for self-control. Islam generates kindness, generosity, mercy, sympathy, peace, disinterested goodwill, scrupulous fairness, and truthfulness towards all creation in all situations. It nourishes noble qualities from which only good may be expected.

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LIFE AFTER DEATH

The question of whether there is a life after death is not an issue of scientific concern, for science only deals with the classification and analysis of sense data. While man has been conducting scientific inquiries and research, in the modern sense of the term, for only the last few centuries, he has been familiar with the concept of life after death since time immemorial.

All of the prophets sent by God for the benefit of humanity called upon their people to worship God and to believe in life after death. They laid so much emphasis on this last belief that even a slight doubt about its reality was considered a sign of denying both God and all other beliefs. The very fact that they have dealt with this metaphysical question of life after death so confidently and so uniformly, despite the fact that they appeared over thousands of years and in different places, proves that the source of their knowledge about this reality was one and the same: divine revelation. We also know that these prophets of God were opposed strongly by their people on this very issue, as many considered it impossible. Despite such opposition, however, the prophets were able to convince many people of its truth.

This raises the following question: what made those followers forsake the established beliefs, traditions and customs of their forefathers notwithstanding the risk of being totally alienated from their own community?

The simple answer is: they analyzed the issue with their minds and hearts and came gradually to the realization that the prophets were speaking the truth. Did they realize the truth through perceptual consciousness? No, for a perceptual experience of life after death is impossible. What they used was their rational, aesthetic, and moral consciousness, which God has given to every individual in addition to a perceptual consciousness. These additional faculties guides an individual through those realities that cannot be verified by sensory data. That is why all prophets of God appeal to the aesthetic, moral, and rational consciousness of man when discussing metaphysical matters. For example, when the idolaters of Makkah denied even the possibility of life after death, the Qur'an exposed the weakness of their stand by advancing very logical and rational arguments in support of it:

And he has coined for us similitude, and has forgotten the fact of his creation, saying: Who will revive these bones when they have rotted away? Say: He will revive them who produced them at the first, for He is the knower of every creation, Who has appointed for you fire from the green tree, and behold, you

kindle from it. Is not He who created the heavens and the earth, able to create the like of them? Yes, and He is indeed the Supreme Creator, the All-knowing. (36: 78-81)In another verse, the Qur'an says very clearly that non believers do not have a sound basis for their denial of life after death. It is based on pure conjecture:

They say, 'There is nothing but our present life; we die, and we live, and nothing but Time destroys us. Of that they have no knowledge; they merely conjecture. And when our revelations are recited to them, their only argument is that they say, 'Bring us our fathers, if you speak truly.' (45:2425)

Surely God will raise all those who have died, but only when He chooses to do so. A day will come when the whole universe will be destroyed and then the dead will be resurrected to stand before God.

This day will be the beginning of the life that will never end, and on that day every person will be rewarded by God according to his or her good or evil deeds. This day is called the Day of Judgment.

The Qur'an states that there will be a life after death because the moral consciousness of mankind demands it. If there is no life after death, any belief God Himself becomes irrelevant. Furthermore, such a situation would mean that God is unjust and indifferent, for how could He create mankind and then lose interest in His creation? As God is just, those people who have committed crimes must be punished. All of those tyrants who have killed scores of innocent persons, unleashed great corruption and evil within their societies, enslaved their people to serve their whims, and other terrible deeds must be brought to justice.

As man's life is so short and the world is not eternal, true justice can only be meted out in the afterlife, which will have none of these limitations. The Qur'an states that the Day of Judgment must come and that God will decide the fate of each soul according to his or her record of deeds:

Those who disbelieve say: The Hour will never come unto us.' Say: Nay by my Lord but it is coming unto you surely' (He is) the Knower of the Unseen. Not an atom's weight, or less than that or greater, escapes Him in the heavens or in the earth, but it is in a clear record, that He may reward those who believe and do good works. For them is pardon and a rich provision.

But those who strive against Our revelations, challenging Us, theirs will be a painful doom of wrath. (34:3-5)

The Day of Resurrection will be the manifestation of God's justice and

mercy. He will shower His mercy on those who suffered during their lives for His sake, believing that eternal bliss was awaiting them. Those who abused the bounties of God and did not care about the life to come will be in the most miserable state. Drawing a comparison between them, the Qur'an says:

Is he, then, to whom we have promised a goodly promise the fulfillment of which he will meet, like the one whom We have provided with the good things of this life, and then on the Day of Resurrection he will be of those who will be brought arraigned before God? (28:61)

The Qur'an also states that this worldly life is a preparation for the eternal life after death. But those who deny it become slaves of their passions and desires and make fun of virtuous and God-conscious persons. Such persons realize their folly only at the time of their death, a time when their wish to be given a further return to this life and make amends will be in vain. Their miserable state at the time of death, the horror of the Day of Judgment, and the eternal bliss guaranteed to sincere believers are presented very clearly and powerfully in the Qur'an:

Until, when death comes unto one of them, he says, 'My Lord send me back, that I may do right in that which I have left :

behind. ~ But nay! It is but a word that he speaks; and behind : t hem is a barrier until the day when they are raised. And when the Trumpet is blown there will be no kinship among them that day nor will they ask of one another Then those

whose scales are heavy, they are successful. And those whose scales are light are those who lose their souls, in hell abiding, the fire burns their faces and they are alum therein. (23: 99- 104)

The belief in life after death guarantees success in the Hereafter and also makes this world a place of peace and happiness by transforming people into individuals who are more responsible and dutiful in their activities.

Consider the example of the people who lived in the Arabian peninsula before the appearance of the Prophet Muhammad. They were great lovers of gambling, wine, tribal feuds, plundering, and murdering. As they had no concept of an afterlife, why not enjoy themselves as they saw fit? But as soon as they accepted the belief in the One God and an afterlife, they became a very disciplined nation.

They gave up their vices, helped each other when requested to do so, and settled all their disputes on the basis of justice and equality. The denial of life after death also has consequences in this world.

When an entire nation denies belief in the afterlife, all kinds of evils and corruption are unleashed and the society is set on the path to ultimate destruction. The Qur'an mentions the terrible end of such pre-Islamic peoples as the Aad, the Thamud, and the Pharaoh of ancient Egypt:

(The tribes of) Thamud and 'Aad disbelieved in the judgment to come. As for Thamud, they were destroyed by the lightning and as for 'Aad, they were destroyed by a fierce roaring wind, which He imposed on them for seven long nights and eight long days so that you might see the people laid prostrate in it as if they were the stumps of fallen down palm trees. Now do you see a remnant of them? Pharaoh likewise and those before him, and the subverted dines. They committed errors and they rebelled against the Messenger of their Lord, and He seized them with a surpassing grip. Lo, when the waters rose, We bore you in the running ship that We might make it a reminder for you and for heeding ears to hold. So when the [trumpet is blown with a single blast and the earth and the mountains are lifted up and crushed with a single blow, then on that day the [error shall come to pass, and the heavens shall be split for upon that day it shall be very frail. Then as or him who is given his book in his right hand, he shall say: Here, take and read my book! Certainly I thought that I should encounter my reckoning' So he shall be in a pleasing life in a lofty garden, its clusters nigh together 'Eat and drink with wholesome appetite for that you did long ago, in the days gone by.' But as for him who is given his book in his left hand, he shall say: -Would that I had not been given my book and not known my reckoning!

Would that it had been the end. My wealth has not availed me, my authority is gone from me. (69: 439)

There are very convincing reasons to believe in life after death.

1. All the prophets of God have called their people to believe in it.
2. Whenever a society is built on the basis of this belief, it has been the most ideal and peaceful society, free of social and moral evils
3. History bears witness that whenever this belief has been rejected collectively by a group of people in spite of the repeated warning of the prophet, the group as a whole has been punished by God even in this world.
4. The moral, aesthetic, and rational faculties of man endorse the possibility of life after death.
5. God's attributes of justice and mercy have no meaning if there is no life after death.
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PROPHETHOOD IN ISLAM

The concept of prophethood is found in the three great monotheistic religions of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. In Islam, however, it has a special status and significance.

According to Islam, Allah created man to worship Him and to lead a virtuous life based on His teachings and guidance. But how can man know and fulfill his role and the purpose of his existence if he does not receive clear and practical instructions of what Allah wants him to do? The existence of prophethood, by which Allah sent a prophet to every nation to reveal His message in terms that the people could understand, has answered this question most effectively

One might ask: How were the prophets chosen and which individuals were so honored?

Prophethood is Allah's blessing and a favor that is bestowed on an individual chosen by Him to convey His message. From studying the lives of the prophets that have appeared, we notice several characteristics:

1. He is the best person in his community as regards morality and intellectual ability This is necessary, for a prophets life serves as a model for his followers. His personality should not drive people away from his message, but rather inspire them to accept it and to transform their own lives. After receiving the message, he is infallible on all matters dealing with the revelation. Although he might commit some small mistakes, but not in any matter that concerns the revelation, he cannot commit a sin. 2. He is supported by miracles, which derive from the power and permission of Allah and not of the prophet himself, to prove that he is not an impostor. Such miracles are direct challenges to the powers that be, for they do not follow the rules laid down by the experts in the affected field or activity By way of illustration, let us review some of the miracles recorded in the Old Testament, the New testament, and the Qur'an.

Moses' Egyptian contemporaries excelled in magic. Thus his major miracle was to defeat the best magicians that the society could offer. Jesus' contemporaries were skilled physicians, and so he raised the dead and cured those suffering from incurable diseases.

Muhammad's contemporaries were known for their eloquence and magnificent poetry. Therefore Muhammad's major miracle was the Qur'an, which no poet could imitate or surpass, despite their repeated and vigorous efforts to do so.

All previous miracles were limited to a specific people living at a specific time. This is not the case with the Qur'an, however, for this miracle is universal and everlasting. Although previous generations actually witnessed it, all future generations w 11 continue to witness its miraculous nature in term of its style, content, and spiritual impact and message. This ability of the Qur'an to rise above the limits imposed by time and space on all other miracles proves its divine origin.

3. Every prophet states clearly that what he receives comes from Allah and that it is for the well-being of humanity. He confirms what was revealed previously and what may be revealed by a future prophet, for his task is to convey the message entrusted to him by Allah. Thus the revealed message is always the same in essence and purpose-it cannot deviate from prior or future revelations.

Prophets are necessary for conveying God's instructions and guidance to mankind. Without this knowledge, we would be unable to answer the fundamental questions of our existence: Why were we created?

What happens after death? Is there an afterlife? Are we accountable for our actions? Is there any future reward or punishment for what we do? What about Allah, His angels, heaven, and hell? Each of these questions, and all others, are answered in the revelation brought by the prophet. But in order for his community to believe and accept them, the prophet must be brought by individuals who have attained a position of trust and respect among their people. This is why he must be morally and intellectual superior to his contemporaries.

Based on this understanding, Muslims reject some of the stones found in the Old Testament concerning the prophets. For example:

the prophet Lot engaging in fornication-with his own daughterswhen drunk, or the prophet David sending one of his military leaders to his death so that he could marry his wife. it is inconceivable to Muslims that a prophet of Allah could do such things.

Prophets are also miraculously supported by God and instructed by Him to affirm the continuity of His message. In brief, the divine revelation consists of the following information:

a) A clear concept of God, His attributes and creation, and what should and should not be ascribed to Him.

b) A clear idea about the unseen world, angels and jinn (spirits), paradise and hell.

c) Why has God created us? What does He want from us? Will we be rewarded (or punished) for obeying (or disobeying) Him?

d) A clear explanation of how to order our societies according to His will. This involves the implementation of a law that, when applied correctly and honestly, will bring about a happy and ideal society.

As we have seen in the above discussion, there is no substitute for prophets. Despite the tremendous and impressive advancements of modern science, even it cannot provide authentic information about the supernatural world or provide guidance. Its very nature, which is too materialistic and limited, precludes it from serving this purpose.

Mystic experience is also unsuitable, for it is too subjective and, frequently, too misleading.

Now one might ask: How many prophets has Allah sent to humanity? Although we cannot answer this question definitively, some Muslim scholars place the number at two hundred forty thousand. We are only sure of what is clearly mentioned in the Qur'an: God has sent one or more messengers to each nation, for He would not be just if he were to hold a nation to account for its actions w shout first informing its people of what is allowed and what is not. The Qur'an mentions twenty-five prophets by name (i.e., Noah, Abraham, Moses,

Jesus, and Muhammad, who are considered the greatest of all the prophets) and indicates that there were others not known to Muhammad.

Muslims are required to believe in and to respect all of the messengers of Allah without exception. Since all the prophets come from the same God and for the same purpose-to lead humanity to

Allah-belief in them all is essential and logical. If some are accepted and others are rejected, it is due to the individual's misunderstanding of the prophet's role or of racial (or other) bias.

The Muslims are unique in considering belief in all of the prophets of God to be an article of faith. The Jews reject Jesus Christ and Muhammad; the Christians reject Muhammad and, in reality, reject Moses because they do not abide by his laws. The Muslims accept them all as messengers of God who brought guidance to mankind.

However, this acceptance is characterized with a degree of caution, for the Qur'an and the Prophet states the revelation conveyed by those prophets has been distorted and corrupted by those who received it. We read in the Qur'an:

Say (O Muslims), we believe in Allah and that which is revealed to us and that which was revealed to Abraham and Ishmael, and Isaac and Jacob, and their children, and that which Moses and Jesus received and that the prophets received from their Lord. We maize no distinction between any of them and unto Him we have surrendered. (2:136)

The Qur'an tells the Muslims that this is the true and impartial belief. If other nations share this belief, it means that they are on the right track. If they do not share this belief, it means that they are following their own whims and biases. The Qur'an says:

And if they believe in what you believe, then are they rightly guided. But if they turn away, then they are in disunity, and Allah will suffice you against them. He is the Hearer; the Knower: This is Gods religion and Who is better than God in

religion? (2:137-38)

There are two important points that need to be clarified about the roles of Jesus and Muhammad, as they are usually misunderstood and distorted. In the case of Jesus, the Qur'an rejects completely the Christian assertion of his divinity and his status of the "son" of God. It also states that the unusual circumstances of his birth-without a father-does not make him a "son" of God, for if this logic were followed to its logical conclusion, Adam, who had no father and no mother, would be greater than Jesus, for: Truly the likeness of Jesus,

in God's sight, is as Adam's likeness; He created him of dust, then said unto him, "Be," and he was (3:59).

Like other prophets, Jesus performed miracles: he raised the dead and cured the blind and the lepers. He also made it perfectly clear that these miracles were done by God, not by him. But his message was distorted, because;it was not recorded in his presence and under his direction, but only about one hundred years after his death.

According to the Qur'an, Jesus was sent to the children of Israel to confirm the Torah of Moses and to bring glad tidings of a final messenger who would come after him:

And when Jesus son of Mary said, Children of Israel, I am indeed the Messenger to you, confirming the Torah that is before me, and giving good tidings of a Messenger who shall come after me, whose name shall be the praised one. (61:6) (the underlined portion is the translation of Ahmad, which is also a name of the Prophet Muhammad).

However, the majority of the Jews rejected his ministry and plotted against his life. The Qur'anic account of his death differs from the one found in the New Testament: he was not killed or crucified, but rather was raised to heaven by God. It is also implied that Jesus will return one day and that all of the Christians and Jews will believe in him before he dies. This is also supported by authentic sayings of the Prophet Muhammad.

Muhammad, the last prophet of God, was born in Makkah in the sixth century CE. Until the age of forty, he was known as a man of excellent character and cultured manners. These characteristics earned for him the nickname of al-Amin (The Trustworthy). There were no prior indications that Allah had chosen him to be His last messenger. Once he was entrusted with this task, however, he began calling his idol-worshipping people to Islam. The revelation was recorded during his lifetime in writing and in the memory of his followers. The care taken to preserve each revelation as it was transmitted by the Prophet ensured that it would reach future generations in an uncorrupted form. As Allah has stated that the Qur'an would be preserved accurately, it is the source of divine guidance for all time, and the Prophet Muhammad is His final prophet.

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WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT THE QURAN

Humanity has received divine guidance through two channels: the word of Allah and the prophets who were chosen by Him to communicate His will to humanity These channels have always functioned together, and if one is ignored or neglected, the will of Allah cannot be known with any degree of accuracy. The Hindus neglected their prophets and focused all of their attention on their books, which proved to be only word puzzles that eventually were no longer understood by the people. Similarly the Christians, disregarding the Bible, attached importance only to the person of Jesus Christ and eventually deified him,. This resulted in the loss of the very essence of tawhid (monotheism) contained in the Bible.

As a matter of fact, the main scriptures revealed before the Qur'an i.e., the Old Testament and the New Testament, acquired book form long after the days of the prophets. Moreover, the New Testament was not recorded in the language spoken by Jesus Christ, believed to be Aramaic, but in Greek. This was because the early Christians made no serious effort to preserve their revelation during the lifetime of their prophet. The Old and New Testaments, which together form the Christian Bible, now consist of translations of various individuals' accounts of the original revelations as well as the additions and deletions made by the faithful.

The Qur'an, as the last revealed book of God, is extant in its original form. Allah Himself guaranteed its preservation. The entire Qur'an was recorded in written form during the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) on pieces of palm leaves, parchments, bones, and other suitable surfaces. Moreover, there were tens of thousands of his followers who memorized the whole Qur'an, and the Prophet himself used to recite it to the angel Gabriel once a year and twice when he was about to die.

After the Prophet's death, Abu Bakr, the first caliph, oversaw the collection of the Qur'an into one volume by the Prophet's scribe, Zaid Ibn Thabit. This volume remained with Abu Bakr who, when he was about to die, entrusted it to his successor, Umar Ibn al Khattab who, in turn, passed it on to Hafsa, the Prophet's wife. It was from this original copy that Uthman, the third caliph, prepared several other copies and sent them to different Muslim territories.

The Qur'an was preserved so meticulously because it was to be the book of guidance for all humanity forever. Thus it does not address only the Arabs, even though it was revealed in their language. It peaks to man as a human being: "O Man! What has seduced you from your Lord?" The practical nature of the Qur'anic teachings is established by the examples of the Prophet and of pious Muslims throughout history.

The Qur'an instructions are aimed at the general welfare of man and are based on possibilities within his reach. Its wisdom is conclusive in all of its venous dimensions. It does not condemn or torture the flesh, nor does it neglect the soul. It does not humanize God nor does it deify man. Everything is carefully placed where it belongs in the total scheme of creation.

Those scholars who allege that Muhammad wrote the Qur'an claim something that is not humanly possible. Could anyone living in the sixth century CE. utter such scientific truths as the Qur'an contains?

Could he describe the evolution of the embryo inside the uterus so accurately that it matches the description given by modern science?

Secondly, is it logical to believe that the Prophet, who, until the age of forty, was known far and wide for his honesty and integrity, began all of a sudden to write a book that is without equal in literary merit and that could not be surpassed by the whole legion of the Arab poets and orators of the highest caliber?

And lastly, is it justified to say that Muhammad (PBUH), who was known to his people as al-Amin (The trustworthy) and who is still admired by non-Muslim scholars for his honesty and integrity, came forth with a false claim and on that falsehood trained thousands of individuals of character, integrity, and honesty who were able to establish the best human society that the world has ever known?

Surely, any sincere and unbiased searcher of truth will come to believe that the Qur'an is the revealed book of Allah.

Without necessarily agreeing completely with their statements, we would like to quote some of the opinions of important non-Muslim scholars who have studied the Qur'an. Such comments show that the non Muslim world is taking a more serious view of the Qur'an and that it is beginning to appreciate its truth. We appeal to all people who are seeking spiritual truth to study the Qur'an in light of the aforementioned points. Cast your preconceived notions aside and listen to what these people have to say.

However often we turn to it [the Qur'an], at first disgusting us each time afresh, it soon attracts, astounds, and in the end enforces our reverence... Its style, in accordance with its contents and aim, is stern, grand, terrible - ever and anon truly sublime. Thus this book will go on exercising through all ages a most potent influence.

- Gethe, quoted in T P Hughes' Dictionary of Islam, p 526.

The Koran admittedly occupies an important position among the great religious books of the world. Though the youngest of the epochmaking works belonging to this class of literature, it yields to hardly any in the wonderful effect which it has produced on large masses of men. It has created an all but new phase of human thought and a fresh type of character. It first transformed a number of heterogeneous desert tribes of the Arabian peninsula into a nation of heroes, and then proceeded to create the vast politico-religious organizations of the Muhammadan world which are one of the great forces with which Europe and the East have to reckon today

- G. Margoliouth

Introduction toe. M. Rodwell's

The Koran, New York Every man's Library, 1977, p. Vll.

A work, then, which calls forth so powerful and seemingly incompatible emotions even in the distant reader distant as to time, and still more so as to mental development - a work which not only conquers the repugnance with which he may begin its perusal, but changes this adverse feeling into astonishment and admiration, such a work must be a wonderful production of the human mind indeed and a problem of the highest interest to every thoughtful observer of the destinies of mankind.

- Dr. Steingass

quoted in T. P. Hughes' Dictionary of Islam, pp. 526-7.

The above observation makes the hypothesis advanced by those who see Muhammad as the author of the Qur'an untenable. How could a man, from being illiterate, become the most important author, in terms of literary merits, in the whole of Arabic literature? How could he then pronounce truths of a scientific nature that no other human being could possibly have developed at that time, and all this without once making the slightest error in his pronouncement on the subject?

- Maunce Bucaille,

The Bible, the Qur'an and Science, 1978, p 125.

Here, therefore, its meets as a literary production should perhaps not be measured by some preconceived maxims of subjective and aesthetic taste, but by the effects which it produced in Muhammad's contemporaries and fellow countrymen. If it spoke so powerfully and convincingly to the hearts of his hearers as to weld hitherto centrifugal and antagonistic elements into one compact and well organized body. animated by ideas far beyond those which had until now ruled the Arabian mind, then its eloquence was perfect, simply because it created a civilized nation out of savage tribes, and shot a fresh woof into the old warp of history.

- Dr: Steingass

quoted in Hughes' Dictionary of Islam, p. 528.

In making the present attempt to improve on the performance of my predecessors, and to produce something which might be accepted as echoing however faintly the sublime rhetoric of the Arabic Koran, I have been at pain to study the intricate and richly varied rhythms which-apart from the message itself-constitute the Koran's undeniable claim to rank amongst the greatest literary masterpieces of mankind ... This very characteristic feature-"that inimitable symphony" as the believing Pickthall described his Holy Book, "the very sounds of which move men to tears and ecstasy"-has been almost totally ignored by previous translators; it is therefore not surprising that what they have wrought sounds dull and net indeed in comparison with the splendidly decorated original.

-Arthur J Arberry

The Koran Interpreted London: Oxford University Press, 1964,p.X

A totally objective examination [of the Qur'an] in the light of modern knowledge leads us to recognize the agreement between the two, as has been already noted on repeated occasions. It makes us deem it quite unthinkable for a man of Muhammad's time to have been the author of such statements, on account of the state of knowledge in his day Such considerations are part of what gives the Qur'anic revelation its unique place, and forces the impartial scientist to admit his inability to provide an explanation which calls solely upon materialistic reasoning.
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Saling Mengingatkan

Kubur Setiap Hari Menyeru Manusia Sebanyak Lima (5) Kali ...
  1. Aku rumah yang terpencil, maka kamu akan senang dengan selalu membaca Al-Quran.
  2. Aku rumah yang gelap, maka terangilah aku dengan selalu shalat malam.
  3. Aku rumah penuh dengan tanah dan debu, maka bawalah amal shaleh yang menjadi hamparan.
  4. Aku rumah ular berbisa, maka bawalah amalan Bismillah sebagai penawar.
  5. Aku rumah pertanyaan Munkar dan Nakir, maka banyaklah bacaan "Laa ilahaillallah, Muhammadar Rasulullah", supaya kamu dapat jawaban kepadanya.

Lima Jenis Racun dan Lima Penawarnya
  1. Dunia itu racun, zuhud itu obatnya.
  2. Harta itu racun, zakat itu obatnya.
  3. Perkataan yang sia-sia itu racun, zikir itu obatnya.
  4. Seluruh umur itu racun, taat itu obatnya.
  5. Seluruh tahun itu racun, Ramadhan itu obatnya.

Nabi Muhammad S.A.W bersabda “Ada 4 di pandang sebagai ibu", yaitu :
  1. Ibu dari segala OBAT adalah SEDIKIT MAKAN .
  2. Ibu dari segala ADAB adalah SEDIKIT BERBICARA.
  3. Ibu dari segala IBADAT adalah TAKUT BERBUAT DOSA.
  4. Ibu dari segala CITA CITA adalah SABAR. Ingatlah kepada kebenaran dan kesabaran.

Beberapa kata renungan dari Al Qur'an “Orang Yang Tidak Melakukan Shalat”:
  1. Subuh : Dijauhkan cahaya muka yang bersinar
  2. Dzuhur : Tidak diberikan berkah dalam rezekinya
  3. Ashar : Dijauhkan dari kesihatan/kekuatan
  4. Maghrib : Tidak diberi santunan oleh anak-anaknya.
  5. Isya : Dijauhkan kedamaian dalam tidurnya

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Keajaiban Matematis Al-Quran

Quran ditandai oleh suatu perwujudan unik yang tidak pernah ditemukan di dalam buku karangan manusia manapun. Tiap-Tiap elemen Quran tersusun secara matematis baik surat-suratnya, ayat, kata-kata, banyaknya surat tertentu, banyaknya kata-kata dari akar yang sama, variasi dan nomor; jumlah dari nama ilahi, ejaan yang unik dari kata-kata tertentu, ketidakhadiran atau perubahan yang sengaja dari surat tertentu di dalam kata-kata tertentu, dan banyak unsur-unsur yang lain (menyangkut) Quran di samping isi nya.Ada dua segi utama (menyangkut) mathematical sistem Quran:

( 1 ) Mathematical komposisi berkaitan kesusasteraan, dan
( 2 ) Mathematical struktur menyertakan angka-angka surat dan ayat. Oleh karena kode mathematical menyeluruh ini, penyimpangan yang paling tipis (menyangkut) teks Quran atau pengaturan phisik dengan seketika diarahkan.

SEDERHANA UNTUK MEMAHAMI MUSTAHIL UNTUK MENIRU

Untuk pertama kali di (dalam) sejarah kita mempunyai suatu kitab dengan bukti kebebasan ilahi di dalamnya - suatu komposisi mathematika yang melebihi buatan manusia biasa.

Pembaca buku ini akan dengan mudah memverifikasi keajaiban mathematical Quran. Kata “Tuhan” (Allah) ditulis dalam huruf besar di sepanjang teks. Frekwensi kejadian yang Kumulatif dari kata “Tuhan” dicatat pada sudut kiri bawah tiap halaman. Nomor di sebelah sudut kanan adalah total kumulatif angka-angka untuk ayat berisi kata “Tuhan”. Halaman terakhir, Halaman 372, menunjukkan bahwa total kejadian dari kata “Tuhan” adalah 2698, atau 19×142. Total penjumlahan angka-angka ayat untuk semua ayat berisi kata “Tuhan” adalah 118123, juga kelipatan 19 ( 118123= 19×6217).

Sembilan belas adalah bilangan pembagi sepanjang mathematical sistem Quran.

Perwujudan ini sendiri mencukupi bukti yang tak dapat dipertentangkan ini bahwa Quran adalah pesan Tuhan kepada dunia. Tidak ada manusia yang bisa mengawasi 2698 kejadian (menyangkut) kata ” Tuhan,” dan angka-angka ayat di mana mereka muncul. Ini terutama mustahil mengingat bahwa :

(1) Lamanya masa ketidak-tahuan hingga rahasia Quran ini diungkapkan, dan
(2) fakta bahwa surat dan ayat secara luas dipisahkan oleh waktu dan tempat pengungkapannya.
(3) Urutan waktu turunnya ayat sangat berbeda dengan susunan akhirnya.

Bagaimanapun, mathematical sistem Quran tidak terbatas pada kata “Tuhan” saja, namun luas/sangat-banyak, sangat ruwet, dan secara total menyeluruh.

FAKTA SEDERHANA

Seperti halnya Quran itu sendiri, kode mathematical Quran terbentang dari yang sangat sederhana, hingga yang sangat kompleks. Fakta Yang sederhana, dapat ditemukan tanpa menggunakan peralatan apapun. Fakta Yang kompleks memerlukan bantuan kalkulator atau komputer. Fakta berikut ini tidak memerlukan peralatan apapun untuk membuktikan, tetapi sangat menyenangkan. Ingat ini semua mengacu pada teks Arab yang asli:

1. Ayat Yang pertama (1:1), dikenal sebagai “Basmalah”, terdiri dari 19 huruf.

2. Quran terdiri dari 114 surat, yang mana 114 adalah …… 19 x 6.

3. Total jumlah ayat di (dalam) Quran adalah 6346, atau …. 19 x 334. [ 6234 ayat dinomori & 112 ayat tak dinomeri (Basmalah) 6234+112= 6346] Catat bahwa 6+3+4+6 =……. 19.

4. Basmalah terjadi 114 kali, di samping ketidakhadirannya dari Surar 9 ( namun terjadi dua kali di (dalam) Surat 27) & 114= 19x6.

5. Dari Basmalah yang hilang itu di Surat 9 kepada ekstra Basmalah di Surat 27, ada tepat …….. 19 surat

6. Setelah itu, bahwa total angka-angka surat dari 9 ke 27 ( 9+10+11+12+…+26+27) adalah 342, atau …… 19 x 18.

7. Total ini (342) banyaknya juga sama dengan kata-kata antara kedua Basmalah di Surat 27, dan 342= …….. 19 x 18.

8. Ayat terkenal yang pertama turun ( 96:1-5) terdiri dari … 19 kata-kata.

9. 19 kata yang pertama turun ini terdiri dari 76 huruf . 19 x 4.

10. Sura 96, pertama di (dalam) urutan yang menurut urutan waktu, terdiri dari ….. 19 ayat.

11. Surat yang pertama menurut urutan waktu ini ditempatkan dari surat terakhir sebanyak .. 19 surat.

12. Sura 96 terdiri dari 304 huruf Arab, dan 304 sama dengan 19 x 16.

13. Ayat yang turun terakhir (Sura 110) terdiri dari ……. 19 kata-kata.

14. Ayat Pertama dari surat yang turun terakhir ( 110:1) terdiri dari …………… 19 huruf

15. 14 huruf Arab yang berbeda, membentuk 14 satuan yang berbeda “Inisial Quranic” ( seperti A.L.M. di 2:1), dan mengawali 29 surat. Jika ditambahkan 14+14+29= 57= …… 19 x 3.

16. Total dari 29 nomor surat di mana terdapat Inisial Quranic jika dijumlah : 2+3+7+…+50+68= 822, dan 822+14 ( 14 set inisial) sama 836, atau….. 19 x 44.

17. Antara surat dengan inisial yang pertama ( Surat 2) dan surat dengan inisial terakhir ( Sura 68) ada 38 surat tanpa inisial atau 19 x 2.

18. Antara surat dengan inisial pertama dan terakhir, ada …. 19 set surat “berinisial” dan “tak berinisial” suras.

19. Quran menyebutkan 30 angka-angka berbeda: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 19, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 99, 100, 200, 300, 1000, 2000, 3000, 5000, 50,000,& 100,000. Penjumlahan dari angka-angka ini adalah 162146, yang mana sama dengan 19x8534.

Inilah suatu ringkasan tentang Fakta Yang sederhana itu.

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HIKMAH PENGHARAMAN BABI

Hal ini penting untuk diketahui, terutama oleh pemuda-pemuda kita yang sering pergi ke negara-negara Eropa dan Amerika, yang menjadikan daging babi sebagai makanan pokok dalam hidangan mereka.
Dalam kesempatan ini, saya sitir kembali kejadian yang berlangsung ketika Imam Muhammad Abduh mengunjungi Perancis.

Mereka bertanya kepadanya mengenai rahasia diharamkannya babi dalam Islam. Mereka bertanya kepada Imam,
"Kalian (umat Islam) mengatakan bahwa babi haram, karena ia memakan sampah yang mengandung cacing pita, mikroba-mikroba dan bakteri-bakteri lainnya. Hal itu sekarang ini sudah tidak ada. Karena babi diternak dalam peternakan modern, dengan kebersihan terjamin, dan proses sterilisasi yang mencukupi.Bagaimana mungkin babi-babi itu terjangkit cacing pita atau bakteri dan mikroba lainnya?"

Imam Muhammad Abduh tidak langsung menjawab pertanyaan itu, dan dengan kecerdikannya beliau meminta mereka untuk menghadirkan dua ekor ayam jantan beserta satu ayam betina, dan dua ekor babi jantan beserta satu babi betina.

Mengetahui hal itu, mereka bertanya, "Untuk apa semua ini?"

Beliau menjawab,"Penuhi apa yang saya minta, maka akan saya perlihatkan suatu rahasia."

Mereka memenuhi apa yang beliau minta.Kemudian beliau memerintahkan agar melepas dua ekor ayam jantan bersama satu ekor ayam betina dalam satu kandang.Kedua ayam jantan itu berkelahi dan saling membunuh,untuk mendapatkan ayam betina bagi dirinya sendiri,hingga salah satu dari keduanya hampir tewas.Beliau lalu memerintahkan agar mengurung kedua ayam tersebut. Kemudian beliau memerintahkan mereka untuk melepas dua ekor babi jantan bersama dengan satu babi betina. Kali ini mereka

menyaksikan keanehan.Babi jantan yang satu membantu temannya sesama jantan untuk melaksanakan hajat seksualnya,tanpa rasa cemburu, tanpa harga diri atau keinginan untuk menjaga babi betina dari temannya.

Selanjutnya beliau berkata, "Saudara-saudara, daging babi membunuh 'ghirah' orang yang memakannya. Itulah yang terjadi pada kalian.Seorang lelaki dari kalian melihat isterinya bersama lelaki lain, dan membiarkannya tanpa rasa cemburu, dan seorang

bapak di antara kalian melihat anak perempuannya bersama lelaki asing,dan kalian membiarkannya tanpa rasa cemburu, dan was-was,karena daging babi itu menularkan sifat-sifatnya pada orang yang memakannya."

Kemudian beliau memberikan contoh yang baik sekali dalam syariat Islam.Yaitu Islam mengharamkan beberapa jenis ternak dan unggas yang berkeliaran di sekitar kita,yang memakan kotorannya sendiri.Syariah memerintahkan bagi orang yang ingin menyembelih ayam,bebek atau angsa yang memakan kotorannya sendiri agar mengurungnya selama tiga hari, memberinya makan dan memperhatikan apa yang dikonsumsi oleh hewan itu.Hingga perutnya bersih dari kotoran-kotoran yang mengandung bakteri dan mikroba. Karena penyakit ini akan berpindah kepada manusia,tanpa diketahui dan dirasakan oleh orang yang memakannya. Itulah hukum Allah, seperti itulah hikmah Allah.

Ilmu pengetahuan modern telah mengungkapkan banyak penyakit yang disebabkan mengkonsumsi daging babi. Sebagian darinya disebutkan oleh Dr. Murad Hoffman, seorang Muslim Jerman, dalam bukunya"Pergolakan Pemikiran: Catatan Harian Muslim Jerman", halaman 130-131:"Memakan daging babi yang terjangkiti cacing babi tidak hanya berbahaya, tetapi juga dapat menyebabkan meningkatnya kandungan kolestrol dan memperlambat proses penguraian protein dalam tubuh,yang mengakibatkan kemungkinan terserang kanker usus, iritasi kulit,eksim, dan rematik.Bukankah sudah kita ketahui, virus-virus influenza yang berbahaya hidup dan berkembang pada musim panas karena medium babi?"

Dr. Muhammad Abdul Khair, dalam bukunya Ijtihadat fi at Tafsir al Qur'an al Karim, halaman 112, menyebutkan beberapa penyakit yang disebabkan oleh daging babi: "Daging babi mengandung benih-benih cacing pita dan cacing trachenea lolipia.

Cacing-cacing ini akan berpindah kepada manusia yang mengkonsumsi daging babi tersebut.Patut dicatat, hingga saat ini, generasi babi belum terbebaskan dari cacing-cacing ini. Penyakit lain yang ditularkan oleh daging babi banyak sekali, di antaranya:

Kolera babi. Yaitu penyakit berbahaya yang disebabkan oleh virus

Keguguran nanah, yang disebabkan oleh bakteri prosillia babi.

Kulit kemerahan, yang ganas dan menahun. Yang pertama bisa menyebabkan kematian dalam beberapa kasus, dan yang kedua menyebabkan gangguan persendian.Penyakit pengelupasan kulit.

Benalu eskares, yang berbahaya bagi manusia.

Fakta-fakta berikut cukup membuat seseorang untuk segera menjauhi babi:

Babi adalah hewan yang kerakusannya dalam makan tidak tertandingi hewan lain.Ia makan semua makanan di depannya.Jika perutnya telah penuh atau makanannya telah habis, ia akan memuntahkan isi perutnya dan memakannya lagi, untuk memuaskan kerakusannya.Ia tidak akan berhenti makan, bahkan memakan muntahannya.

Ia memakan semua yang bisa dimakan di hadapannya.Memakan kotoran apa pun di depannya, entah kotoran manusia,hewan atau tumbuhan, bahkan memakan kotorannya sendiri, hingga tidak ada lagi yang bisa dimakan di hadapannya.Ia mengencingi kotoranya dan memakannya jika berada di hadapannya,kemudian memakannya kembali.Ia memakan sampah, busuk-busukan, dan kotoran hewan.Ia adalah hewan mamalia satu-satunya yang memakan tanah,memakannya dalam jumlah besar dan dalam waktu lama, jika dibiarkan.Kulit orang yang memakan babi akan mengeluarkan bau yang tidak sedap.Penelitian ilmiah modern di dua negara Timur dan Barat, yaitu Cina dan Swedia --Cina mayoritas penduduknya penyembah berhala, sedangkan Swedia mayoritas penduduknya sekular-- menyatakan:daging babi merupakan penyebab utama ka nker anus dan kolon. Persentase penderita penyakit ini di negara-negara yang penduduknya memakan babi meningkat secara drastis. Terutama di negara-negara Eropa, dan Amerika,serta di negara-negara Asia (seperti Cina dan India).

Sementara di negara-negara Islam, persentasenya amat rendah, sekitar 1/1000. Hasil penelitian ini dipublikasikan pada 1986, dalam Konferensi Tahunan Sedunia tentang Penyakit Alat Pencernaan,yang diadakan di Sao Paulo.Kini kita tahu betapa besar hikmah Allah mengharamkan daging dan lemak babi.Untuk diketahui bersama, pengharaman tersebut tidak hanya daging babi saja,namun juga semua makanan yang diproses dengan lemak

babi,seperti beberapa jenis permen dan coklat, juga beberapa jenis roti yang bagian atasnya disiram dengan lemak babi.Kesimpulannya, semua hal yang menggunakan lemak hewan hendaknya diperhatikan sebelum disantap. Kita tidak memakannya kecuali setelah yakin bahwa makanan itu tidak mengandung lemak atau minyak babi,sehingga kita tidak terjatuh ke dalam kemaksiatan terhadap Allah SWT,dan tidak terkena bahaya-bahaya yang melatarbelakangi Allah SWT mengharamkan daging dan lemak babi.

Oleh: Syeikh Fauzi Muhammad Abduh

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