Contemplation (80)

Selasa, 05 Desember 2017 18:33

Numbers and Limits of Abilities

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Human life is limited by space and time. However, the boundaries of time and space essentially only Allah who has it. He can create a great distance for someone and on the contrary He is able to bring the distance to the other. He can shorten the time for someone and can also lengthen as He wishes. Take a look, a very short time according to ashâbul kahf who were in the cave, is equivalent to 300 or 309 years old. Similarly, the very far distance became very close when Suleiman travelled, because he was blessed with a ‘vehicle’ of super-fast wind. Likewise, the Prophet Muhammad PBUH while he travelled toward Allah, through the skies and then sidratul muntaha, then full of mystery in which his encounter with Allah occurred. Time and place do not apply before Allah, because He is the Creator. Prophet Muhammad PBUH also travelled unlimited distance with a very short time. Time also becomes the size of modern human according to his interests. For the materialists, time is the material asset. For the capitalists, time must…
Senin, 20 November 2017 16:30

Shyness Perception

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The Companions of Uqbah ibn Amr narrated a hadith from the Messenger of Allah (PBUH), he said, "One of the sayings of the early Prophets which the people have got is: If you don't feel ashamed (from Haya': pious shyness from committing religious indiscretions) do whatever you like!"(Narrated by Al-Bukhari) In other occasions, shame is perceived as one indicator of someone's faith. The shame in question is a shame on Allah. Ashamed, when we were given by Allah with many gifts but unable to give thanks. Ashamed, because have made unnecessary mistakes. Ashamed, for repaying Allah's goodness with immorality. That is the nature of shame. Just as Allah's expression about the ugliness or evil that the culprit is called al-Quran with "al-mujrimûn". That is, not just seen from the perpetrator or his bad behavior, but rather seen to whom he disobeyed, why he insubordinate to the Almighty, who loves without being picky, who loves without distinguishing. Along with the development of perceptions of goodness and human glory are surrounded by materialistic lifestyle and hedonism then the understanding of shame also…
Jumat, 17 November 2017 17:27

Heroes and Fighters

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One day Amir al-Mu'minin (leader for the believers), Umar bin Khattab gathered with the companions of the Prophet Muhammad PBUH. They were asked to reveal their own dream and imagination. Among them, some dreamed if the room was filled with gold and silver, so that it could be donated for the struggle in the Allah’s path. Others imagine if the room was full of diamonds used to help the poor. Others have hope if the room was filled with blah blah blah. It was time for the Companions to wait, what would Umar bin Khattab imagine? "As for me," said Umar, "I imagine this room is filled with people like Abu Obeida Ibn al-Jarrah, Hudzaifah ibn al-Yaman, Bilal bin Rabah ..." That was a great dream and imagination. He envisioned the presence of figures. Because of the humans are the doers of civilization. Important actors needed in building roles. The abundant natural resources, the modern means of life will not be affected without the presence of the right person. That is why the Qur'an always brings muttaqîn (piety) to discuss…