Sunday, 26 April 2009

Islam kan ketani ani?

Assalamuálaikum.

Ketani sebagai umat Islam, sorang-sorang tau apa isi Rukun Iman. Rukun Iman yang ke tiga reads out "percaya kepada kitab-kitab Allah". Sure, you can say you believe the Al-Qur'an. But do you really? Dengan mengatakan percaya, ketani jua mengatakan bahawa ketani percaya kepada setiap kata-kata Allah SWT dalam Al-Qur'an. With that said, you have also made a promise that you will obey all words of Allah within the kitab. So if you disobey His words, can you still say that you PERCAYA?

Islam is not just about reciting the Syahadah. It's not just praying five times a day. Not just about membayar zakat. Bukan sekadar puasa semasa bulan Ramadhan saja. Bukan setakat menunaikan Haji di Mekah. Yes, secara ASAS it probably is, but Allah ada berfirman di dalam Surah Ali-Imran ayat ke 110, yang kira-kira bermaksud:

"Umat Islam adalah umat yang terbaik dilahirkan buat manusia, kerana kamu menyeru kepada perbuatan makruf, dan mencegah dari yang mungkar, dan beriman kepada Allah. Sekiranya Ahli Kitab beriman, tentulah itu lebih baik bagi mereka. Di antara mereka, ada yang beriman, namun kebanyakkan mereka adalah orang yang fasik."

If you analyse that ayat quoted above, Allah has clearly said that ketani orang Islam ani is the best among the human race he has ever created. Because ketani menyeru kepada perbuatan yang ditagih oleh Allah, mencegah dari perbuatan yang ditegah oleh Allah, dan ketani beriman kepada Allah. Tapi kalau ketani inda buat cematu? Cemana? Inda tah Allah recognise ketani sebagai umat yang terbaik (orang Islam) tu? Wallahu'alam. Allah has clearly given us a guideline untuk menjadi umat yang terbaik:

  1. Promote good deeds amongst ourselves.
  2. Prevent bad deeds amongst ourselves.
  3. Beriman kepada Allah.

Kenapa ketani mau jadi umat yang terbaik, you may ask yourself. Mengapa? Inda cukup kah kalau aku jadi umat yang sadang-sadang saja? Inda cukup kah kalau aku buat perkara-perkara dalam rukun Islam yang lima atu? You can, tapi atu lah umat Islam yang 'siuk sendiri' namanya. Ia tah ganya seorang kan beriman kepada Allah. Tapi inda ia mengajak orang disekelilingnya beriman. Inda ia melarang orang membuat dusa yang tarang-tarang dapan mata. Karit tu orang cematu atu namanya. That's usually the case here in Brunei, most of us have that "Aku, aku. Kau, kau." concept of thinking.

Di Brunei ani, we all have the mind set yang ketani ani sudah sebuah negeri Islam. We are too comfortable with the state of our country. Negara Brunei Darussalam ialah sebuah negara Islam. Tapi nya Islam banar kah ketani ani? Jadinya negara ketani ani negara Islam, automatically tah ketani ani Islam, so inda payah tah ketani beriman kepada Allah? Cukup kah sekadar arah IC ketani tertulis bahawa ketani bergama Islam?

Think, and reflect. Sila fikirkan dan renungkan. This entry is all over the place, but I hope you get the message I'm trying to convey. Semoga bermanfaat =)

12 comments:

D said...

Dear Jirin

Thanks for the gentle reminder.

I hope as umat Islam, we all can berbaik2 sama sendiri. As human, we all err but we can all work together for a better place. It all also may sound inane and probably a far fetched idea, but i always Bruneians can do their best.

Jirin said...

Salam D.

No worries, don't thank me, atu semua datang dari Allah =D

Insya Allah. Ketani mesti work together untuk membangun ummah. Insya Allah, The Bruneian ummah shall rise, Amin Ya Rabbal Al Amin. Insya Allah.

visitor said...

A'kum...

'Tapi inda ia mengajak orang disekelilingnya beriman. Inda ia melarang orang membuat dusa yang tarang-tarang dapan mata. Karit tu orang cematu atu namanya.'

This might be out of topic but I would like to add that, kadang2 some people take this to the extreme and cara durang salah. Especially when dealing with hormonal teenagers. Example, ada this group of teenagers lepak2 di the mall mengurat bini2, skali ada tia pakcik ani niatnya baik plg menagur these teenagers. Kana ketawakan plg poor guy... but then what do you expect? drg tarus insaf and minta maaf arah those girls yg drg kacau? of course not. They're teenagers for god sake all they care about is being 'cool'.

And for example ada bini2 pakai baju sexy skali ada tia bini2 lain menagur (real story) skali kana marahi tah pulang "you're not my mother this is none of your business". Once again, bini2 yg menagur atu niat nya baik tapi caranya menagur atu salah. Malu jua bini2 yg pakai baju sexy atu, ia lagi sama kawan2 nya. and what do you expect? ia tarus insaf and balik rumah tukar baju?

And lagi i read this on BB or BT cant remember, a guy was complaining psl teenagers nowadays kurang ajar nda dapat di tagur. Ia menagur this group of teenagers guys and girls lepak2, and he doesnt like that skali di tagur nya. And same thing happened. But for god sake they're just being teenagers. Walaupun drg insaf bida jua tu skali nya drg mcm 'awu ahh... this guy is right... bah lakastah balik rumah bye...'

Some people might disagree but I think there are better ways to menagur people. You know jangan too obvious pointing fingers at other people and pointing out their mistakes, they will find it offensive. And of course it's not easy but menagur dapan2 pun i dont see what good it will bring. Lainlah kalau good friends or family.

Anyways, i think this post is a good way to remind people and for that i give u two thumbs up!! =)

Jirin said...

Wa'alaikumussalam Vistor.

Thank you for your comment. You are right, kalau menagur ani inda boleh ketani tagur tarus-tarus, mesti dengan secara hikmah.

"Serulah (manusia) kepada jalan Tuhan-mu dengan HIKMAH dan pelajaran yang baik dan bantahlah mereka dengan cara yang baik. Sesungguhnya Tuhanmu Dialah yang lebih mengetahui tentang siapa yang tersesat dari jalan-Nya dan Dialah yang lebih mengetahui orang-orang yang mendapat petunjuk." (An-Nahl 16:125)

Dalam dunia ani ada dua jenis orang yang ketani jumpa, satu yang inda ketani kenal, satu lagi yang ketani kenal i.e. family & kawan. Kalau ketani tagur orang yang ketani inda kenal (eg. those teenagers we see at the mall) they won't ever see us again kan, so maybe boleh ketani tagur (secara baik-baik of course) maybe they'll refelct upon apa ketani cakap atu masa ia balik rumah.

Our own family and kawan ani tah yang payah sekali ketani tagur, pasal ketani luan menjaga hati durang. So maybe we can tagur subtly. Ada one hadith atu cakap (I'm not sure which one), tagur dulu dengan mulut, inda jua dapat, then pakai tangan, inda jua berubah, maka kau BENCI lah perbuatannya nya atu di dalam hati mu. It's the least we could do.

Yes there are other ways to menagur people, I am sure. But sometimes ketani luan takutkan kalau orang atu jauh hati kepada ketani, when we're supposed to more afraid of Allah.

Which one shall we choose -

1. Tagur orang, orang jauh hati.
2. Inda tagur orang, tani ingkar pesan Allah.

But of course, again, ketani tagur atu pun mesti secara baik and ada hikmah, like what the ayat quoted above says.

Thank you once again, Visitor =)

visitor said...

Thank you for replying Jirin. Yes just realised that it's harder to tagur orang yang kitani kenal. Macam mana tu ah? I tried to tagur my own siblings they usually just ignore me, sometimes durang marah but u know the great thing about family is they cant stay angry at u for too long. Never tried to tagur friends coz kan jaga hati durang and krg they said I'm not perfect jua it's not my place to tegur. But as you said, we're supposed to be more afraid of God.

It might be easy to tagur people we don’t know (provided dengan secara baik) but it is not as simple as that. How many of them actually reflect upon what we told them? We gotta use strategy, use pyschology. This is why god give us brain, why God ask us to seek wisdom and knowledge. Not just to get a job and feed our family. There are different types of people out there, different personality. For example kalau tani mengajar moral and ethics to kids, we use those traditional fables like si kancil and buaya, the crow and the pitcher etc. And again like this post, it’s not directed to anyone specifically but I think it’s more efficient than menagur people directly. This is what god meant by dengan hikmah dan pelajaran yang baik. Wallahualam. Just my two cents.

Jirin said...

Thank YOU for sharing. May Allah Ta'ala bless. I guess one of the ways is to mantap kan our own iman kali dulu then people can probably learn from our actions perhaps? Like the saying: actions speak louder than words.

About your siblings, maybe you can bawa durang sembahyang jemaah and then share some ayats from the Al-Qur'an and ask them to reflect upon it. Insya Allah, slowly, dengan kuasa Tuhan, akan terbuka hatinya.

Surah Al-Qasas Ayat ke 56: "Sungguh, engkau (Muhammad) tidak dapat memberi petunjuk kepada orang yang engkau kasihi, tetapi Allah memberi petunjuk kepada orang yang Dia kehendaki, Dia yang lebih mengetahui orang-orang YANG MAHU menerima petunjuk."

So no matter how much we try, masih jua inda mau berubah, then Allah knows best. Allah will ONLY give hidayah to those who, deep in their hearts, WANTS to be shown to the right path.

Maybe ketani dapat berdoa saja supaya orang yang ketani mau berubah atu diberi kemahuan di dalam hati durang untuk diberi petunjuk oleh Allah. We pray from them to want to be given hidayah. Inysa Allah =)

Wallahu'alam.

Muslimah said...

Salaam. Just want to share a personal experience and tips from Dr Fadzilah Kamsah dalam menegur secara berhikmah.

I was went to a shoe shop and I was the only customer there. In between trying shoes on, I couldn't help but overhear the sales assistants punya conversation which involve something yang sangat mengaibkan. I thought by asking 10 pairs of shoes they would divert their attention to me and would stop talking, but it didnt work.

So eventually I got up, took a deep breath, baca doa nabi Musa, "Rabbish rahli" supaya lidah lembut, fikiran cerdas and hati ikhlas dalam menegakkan haq.

Dr Fadzilah Kamsah said in menegur secara hikmah, there are three things you must do:

1) Baca doa Nabi Musa
2) Puji dulu orang atu
3) Then slowly tegur. Like ripping off a bandaid, make it quick and fast. Straight to the point.

I told the girls that they were doing a good job in entertaining me and I hope they will keep it up. Of course that got them beaming.

Then I said, Im sorry that what I have to say next will offend you but it has to be said. At this point my heart was racing 1000 bpm. Any faster, I'd have a heart attack. Quick, fast, straight to the point.

Then I apologised profusely at the end for offending them, but say that I don't wanna be asked by Allah masa hari akhirat, why didnt you say anything masa you bought those shoes?

An-Nisa 85:

Barang siapa memberi pertolongan dengan pertolongan yang baik, niscaya dia akan memperoleh bagian dari pahalanya. Dan barangsiapa memberi pertolongan dengan pertolongan yang buruk, niscaya dia akan memikul bagian dari dosanya. Allah Maha berkuasa atas segala sesuatu.

Whosoever intercedes for a good cause will have the reward thereof, and whosoever intercedes for an evil cause will have a share in its burden. And Allah is Ever All-Able to do (and also an All-Witness to) everything.
I agree with visitor. There are different methods you can apply in menaguring orang, one method does not suit most people. Tapi pandai-pandai tani untuk menilai orang atu dan keadaan nya.

Of course menagur family members and close friends is the hardest. Memang sunnatullah nya kan? Ingat seerah Nabi pada awal permulaam baginda menerima wahyu?

Selama tiga tahun ia di suruh menyeru kaum keluarga nya dan sahabat-sahabat yang terdekat kepada Islam secara sirr selama 3 tahun. Atu pun selepas di tegur oleh Allah dalam surah Al Muddatsir

"Wahai orang yang berselimut, bangunlah lalu berilah peringatan"

Ada hikmah nya kenapa Allah menyuruh nabi menyeru kepada keluarganya dulu. Salah satu hikmah nya is because its going to be hard, definitely, tapi it only build up his tolerance and patience level. Also it will encourage him to diversify his methods because he has to deal with alot of karenah and perangai.

Sometimes the best way to tegur our family (tried and tested and alhamdulilah worked) is to not say anything at all. But tunjukkan Qudwah Hasanah (contoh yang baik). Actions speak louder than words (not in all cases but some) and this is one of the cases. Kalau di ajak berjemaah nda mau, then jgn di paksa. Tapi jgn berhenti mengajak.

Because we live with our family so they know our faults the best. Tapi if we show that "Look, this is what Islam has done to me" and istiqamah dalam amalan kebaikkan, insyaAllah, dengan kuasa Allah, they will have the tendency to mimic our behaviour.

And dalam istiqamah menunjukkan qudwah hasanah atu, slowly that will build our confidence dalam mengajak orang kepada kebaikkan (i wouldnt say tegur here tapi perkataan yang lebih baik mengajak).

Kalau tani baca seerah rasullullah dan mengkorek cara baginda menyeru orang kepada Islam, tani boleh lihat betapa creative dan innovative Rasullullah is.

Cuba tani baca kisah Rasullullah berdakwah di taif. Dengan kalimah Bismillahirrahman nirrahim ketika menikmati segelas air yang di beri oleh seorang hamba beragama nasrani, hamba atu boleh terpegun dan terus masuk Islam.

That is salah satu kelemahan tani. Tani mahu membuat kebaikkan tapi nda mengkaji the best Exemplar of all times.

Jirin, the hadith you mentioned is from Hadith 32 of 40 Hadith Nawawi, Hadith Kewajiban Mencegah Kemungkaran:

Dari ABu Sa'id Al Khudri Radhiallahu Anh, berkata , aku telah mendengar Rasullullah SAW bersabda "Barangsiapa di antara mu melihat kemungkaran, hendaklah dia merubahnya (mencegahnya) dengan tangannya (kekuasaannya), jika ia tidak sanggup, maka dengan lidahnya (menasihatinya) dan jika tidak sanggup maka dengan hatinya (merasa tidak senang dan tidak setuju) dan demikian itu adalah selemah-lemah iman (Hadith Riwayat Muslim).

Mencegah kemungkaran ada peringkat-peringkat nya. Sampai bila tani akan duduk di posisi "lemah iman" dan tak berusaha untuk meningkatkan qualiti iman tani?

InsyaAllah, tani mesti terus berusaha to be a better Muslim. Sebab kalau bukan orang Islam sendiri yang mencegah kemungkaran sesama saudaranya, siapa lagi?

Subhanakallahumma wabihamdih, ashadualla illahaillant astagfirukka wa atubu ilaik.

Semoga Allah menetapkan hati-hati tani semua dalam Islam dan Iman.

p.s sorry jirin, i kinda hijack your comment box. :P

Jirin said...

Jzzk muslimah. Syukran Alhamdulillah for sharing the info =)

No worries, in fact the more you write the better.. lagi banyak ilmu can be shared kan..

jzzk =)

Anonymous said...

Salaam Jirin, just wanna say good post. Yup, (with a lot lot of patience) indeed actions does speak louder than words! And I agree Muslimah, I like reading the comments. we all learn from one another!

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