Motivation “Inshâa Allâh”

Allah’s motivation to Prophet Muhammad PBUH and his people always brings great inspirational nuances. Among the many motivations, consider the powerful motivation of Inshâa Allâh sentence narrated through the story of a small child (Ishmael) and a Prophet Shuaib, the father-in-law of Prophet Musa (PBUH).

When Prophet Ibrahim had dream of getting orders to slaughter his beloved son Ishmael, he found his young son transformed into perfect maturity.

“O my father, do as you are commanded. You will find me, if Allah wills (Inshâa Allâh), of the steadfast.” (Ash-Shâffât: 102)

Ishmael’s answer teaches us three important things:

1. He calls his father with affectionate call (yâ abati) even though his father is far away physically but effective in the development of faith through his mother.

2. “Do what you are told” (if’al mâ tu’mar) signifies that he really understands who governs his father.

3. (ستجدني إن شاء الله من الصابرين) “Inshâa Allâh you will find me including those the steadfast”. It is a motivation to really try to be steadfast and then surrender oneself to Allah from the effort he is doing.

The positive energy of Ishmael’s statement is to educate the children who will become the next generation is always have strong mental and principle, and have sturdy creed. How hard the temptation is, he will easily say “Inshâa Allâh you will find me including those the steadfast”. To be a right steadfast person it is not easy, need maturity, need mature forging, need sturdy of obedience to Allah. This little boy becomes mature. Very different from today’s children that are generally mature biologically, but unfortunately fragile in principle and ideological also psychological.

The second story that could be motivated us is the answer of the Prophet Shuaib after hearing the story of Musa’s escape. He said, “Indeed, I wish to wed you one of these, my two daughters, on [the condition] that you serve me for eight years; but if you complete ten, it will be [as a favor] from you. And I do not wish to put you in difficulty. You will find me, if Allah wills, from among the righteous.” Surah Al-Qasas [28:27]

In saying so, the Prophet Shuaib wanted to motivate Musa, that no matter how hard the matters Allah would give a good solution. It also motivates himself to be a good solution. “Inshâa Allâh I am a good person!” Interestingly he offers cooperation (symbiosis mutualism) that is to make him as good son in law.

Spirit of two “Inshâa Allâh” above can be used as a motivation quotes that inspire our people. That as hard as any problem faced, more and more children are saying like Ishmael’s phrase, so there will be no need to worry about it. Because, if little children dare to say so, adults should be embarrassed if they cannot say it.

Similarly, when there are many problems in the society, the expression of Inshâa Allâh of Prophet Shuaib could be the inspiration that parents should be a tranquilizer. Become a good way out. Motivate young people not to give up with obstacles. And precisely with the problems that occur is the best way to recruit his successor cadres, as well as invited to work well together.

Three components of the ummah consisting of children, parents, youth united, it seems unnecessary to worry about any conditions that occur. Because, they all have a productive resignation to Allah. That is, the form of patience that moves with the awesome, as well as the piety that motivates the self and others to be stronger than the problem, as hard as any problems encountered. AlLâhu al-Musta’ân. 


Blessing note 73

Jakarta, 15.10.2017



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