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Muslim, Bless for the World?

Updated on July 5, 2017

Assalammu alaikum, Wr. Wb.


Dear Muslim Brothers and Sisters, how are you?


I found interesting poem today. This Poem written by Agus Mustofa, which originally written in Indonesian language. It is not the used of words that made me feel interesting, but what it said inside it is really kicked my brain. Here is the poem:


“I opened my Qur’an Surrah Ali Imran 110

Allah told that us

Is the model ummah

The best Ummah that ever born

For human in earth”


Ali Imran (3) Ayah 110

“You, O community of Muhammad (s), are the best community brought forth, manifested, to men, according to God’s knowledge, enjoining decency, and forbidding indecency, and believing in God. Had the People of the Scripture believed, it, their belief, would have been better for them; some of them are believers, such as ‘Abd Allāh b. Salām, may God be pleased with him and his companions; but most of them, the disbelievers, are wicked.”


“I opened again my sheets of Al Qur’an

Surrah Al Ahzab 21

I found Allah’s words

That our Prophet Muhammad SAW

Is our role models for his ummah”



Al Ahzab (33) Ayah 21

“Verily there is for you a good example (read iswa or uswa) in the Messenger of God, to emulate in combat and in holding one’s ground [therein], for whoever (li-man substitutes for lakum, ‘for you’) hopes for [the encounter with] God, fears Him, and the Last Day, and remembers God often, in contrast to those who do not.”



"Suddenly I (drawn in my mind) thoughtfully

Why ( this) ummah who already design to become role models ummah

And already given example by the role models prophet

Not become role models in Earth?

I opened again the sheets of my noble book

My eyes stuck still on surrah Al Anbiyaa 107

“And we did not sent you, except (to become) mercy to all the worlds”

That Allah sent Rasullulah SAW

And of course then his ummah

To spread bless

To all the worlds”


Al Anbiya (21) Ayah 107

“We did not send you, O Muhammad (s), except as a mercy, that is, to [give] mercy, to all the worlds, [the worlds of] mankind and jinn through you.”"


"The is the world really inside Allah’s bless

Through the works of Muslim ummah?

And is the world already inside Allah’s bless

By the role models of Muslim ummah?

Isn’t Rasullulah already showed us his role models?

When he always speak in gentle way

Clement the hearers

When he spread affection

And never carved revenge

When he

Made Muhajirin and Anshar

Became brothers

When he built mosque

And put welfare in all ibadat

When he conquered all enemies

With peace and fair

When he erased the hardness of being religious

Turned it became easy and fun

When his role modeled

The whole Al Qur’an in every deed

………

Turned out ummah not yet become role models

………

Then where we should ask

Than to ourselves?

………

(Written by Agus Mustofa in “Membonsai Islam” Published by Padma Press, copyright 2006)


Later in that book Agus Mustofa questioning this:


“Did we already become the Khalifah on the world?”


Well, from the news we seen every day, Islamic world today is like this:


1. Where terrorist and killing everywhere, not just in Muslim country, but also in western world had been done under Muslim flag.


2. Where corruption became culture and usually really strong in happening inside Countries who have Muslim as biggest number of citizen


3. Where there is so many problems in Poverty and needy : many stories about hunger, malnutrition and another sickness caused by wrong and unfair system for the poor citizen, those who had been lead to became weak or had been weakened by circumstances.


4. Where resources being wasteful. Example : many people have habit on took too much food in his plate and not finished it all and just threw it to bin later, when there so many people who couldn’t able to have food in their table. This is really disrespectful attitude toward the needy, when the people who did this sometimes not even rich one.


So what really had happened with our ummah and our world?

MUSLIM GATHERING TO DO IED PRAYER

RAHMATAN LIL ALAAMIN


I seek protection from Allah, from seduce by Satan, the doom

In the name Of Allah, the most Gracious, the most Merciful

We did not send you, O Muhammad (s), except as a mercy, that is, to [give] mercy, to all the worlds, [the worlds of] mankind and jinn through you.

Al Anbiya (21) Ayah 107

Many people think the meaning of this ayyah simply that Muslim had a higher place in the Earth than other, and then it become unnecessary pride, make some people start to belittle others. Think again! Are you really think you can turn into bless to others by doing nothing? It is really conceited mind, and conceit is sin.

Yes, we should proud that we are Muslim, but it doesn’t mean others have lower place than us in Allah sight. They are also human being. Allah created them too and blessed them with their life, their knowledge and their own wisdom. The only reason why they didn’t able to see Islam as the truth is simply because Allah didn’t destined them to and it is their matter with Allah, and not with us. So don’t be conceited and mocked others, make us just like people who didn’t know how to feel grateful, or worst; to killed them who different with you. May Allah help us all from this seduce by Satan!

Rahmatan Lil’ Alamin : Bless (mercy) to the world

Rahmatis common word in Al Qur’an. There are about 120 times of this word written there. There are diversity in meaning of Rahmat, depend on the context of the lines, but the basic meaning is: gift from Allah correlated on pleasure of living the life in the world, happiness, likeness, prosperity, affection and useful knowledge.

Alamin : the whole universe, the whole world

Meaning that Rahmat is given to the whole world; not just to human, not just to Muslim, not just to mukminin, not just to muttaqin, but to entire world.

Muhammad is Khalifatu fil ardhi, sent down by Allah to fix the life in earth as whole; not just as parts, not just as groups, and not just as sections. And after he died, his khalifah works indeed passed to us to taking care the entire world and what standing and living in it. It is our duty to taking care the world in perfect way until the time is come when life in this planet become coziest place to live in, full of peace and prosperity.

Then what will happen if the world becomes full of peace and prosperity?

We will gain our rahmat as reward.

1. We will reach prosperity in material and economy; because all the resources in this world had been created for human happiness and prosperity.

2. Human will reach the highest wisdom in knowledge and technology to use our resources in best way, to make it very useful, but not caused bad effects later.

3. Life in earth become more ordered inside balance, dignity, fairness and equality, also become safeties place to live in.

It is the message of this ayyah. Telling as all that our obligation to Allah and to the whole world is to become Khalifah and keep fighting in whole life to make us, Muslim, indeed worthy to named as bless or mercy for all the worlds.

So in the conclusion; this ayyah is an order for Muslim to become real Muslim, whom in every acts always base on Al Qur’an, to make sure that, this ummah will become bless for all the worlds. If we fail to do so, then we are far from Allah’s path, because we couldn’t able to fulfill our duty as Khalifah. How to do that? At first, in my opinion, it is better to start the works within our self; by putting Islamic character as ours.


Bellow is the link to Hub where you can find a perfect describing about Muslim characteristic. I thanks to Brother Pintails7886 to created such wonderful Hub. Jazzakallah khairan, Brother.

CAN WE BRING OUR UNIVERSALITY AROUND KABAH TO OUR DAILY LIFE?

ENJOINING DECENCY, FORBIDDING INDECENCY & BELIEVING GOD


You, O community of Muhammad (s), are the best community brought forth, manifested, to men, according to God’s knowledge, enjoining decency, and forbidding indecency, and believing in God. Had the People of the Scripture believed, it, their belief, would have been better for them; some of them are believers, such as ‘Abd Allāh b. Salām, may God be pleased with him and his companions; but most of them, the disbelievers, are wicked.

Ali Imran (3) Ayah 110

In my opinion, the words “You, O community of Muhammad (s), are the best community brought forth, manifested, to men…” it doesn’t because it is Muslim community, then it surely the best one. Again I have to questioning this: Will Muslim community become the best community just like that, without doing nothing? I think the answer is NO!

Amar Ma’ruf and Nahyi Munkar

Ma’ruf or decency

The meaning of Ma’ruf in this ayyah is that Muslim is the best ummah because Muslim loves to do Ma’ruf. That is mean to become the best ummah, Muslim have to do kindness and good deeds as much as they able to do, with full of responsibility and fair way.

Munkar or indecency

Munkar of course have reverse meaning from enjoining Ma’ruf. If Ma’ruf telling people to do good and doing all task that Allah gave us, the Munkar is when people didn’t do good and forget to follow Allah’s order.

A’mar ma’ruf, Nahyi Munkar or enjoining decency, and forbidding indecency is:

1. Acts which have strong correlation with doing all good things and forbidding all bad things to be happen around us. (Qur’an, Al Araaf (7): 157)

2. Acts of helping each other based on love, to walk in goodness, and avoid to hurting each other. (Qur’an, Al Araaf (7): 157)

3. Acts of increasing our ibadat to Allah (praying, shaum, paying zakat, giving to the needy and the poorer, etc) and becoming strict in the pathway to Allah by never leaving ibadat. (Qur’an, Al Araaf (7): 157)

4. Acts of preservation Allah’s law and try our best to keep ummah away from breaking the law. (Qur’an At tauubah (9): 112)

5. Acts of repentant from their sins with all of their heart, and tried their best to never let those kinds of sins ever happen again. (Qur’an At tauubah (9): 112)

It is clear from this side of review that Qur’an Surrah Ali Imran (3) Ayah 110 indeed an order to become Ummah whom always put enjoining decency, and forbidding indecency as their will in entire life, and when that happen, there where Muslim Community become the best community in the world. Nothing such us form into Ummah and then become the best community in the world just like that, if these Ummah do not want to follow the words of Allah in the best effort, to always, always and always enjoining decency, and forbidding indecency.

You, O community of Muhammad (s), are the best community brought forth, manifested, to men, according to God’s knowledge, enjoining decency, and forbidding indecency, and believing in Allah.

Islam is religion that full of rahmat for people who doing Amar Ma’ruf and Nahyi Munkar and believing in Allah. It is the real meaning of Surrah Ali Imran (3) Ayah 110. Not just told people to do good deed and avoid and also prevent everything that bad and munkar, but the most important of it is to orientating the whole of our goal in life to Allah only; it is what we called as believing in Allah.

The goal of Islam is to create the community that can be bless for entire world (the rahmatan lil alamin ummah), and it only can be happen by using that package;

Enjoining decency, and forbidding indecency, and believing in Allah”

We should not only do one or two of these acts, because the goal will never reach. If we want our Ummah really become what Al Qur’an promised us all, Rahmatan lil alamin, then we should work hard to make that happen, and what Allah promised us, will never wrong, because Allah most knew what is good to us all.

Doing enjoining decency and forbidding indecency without believing Allah will cause our life become confusing and weak. There will be many bents in our pathway, and without believing Allah, we will be so easy being sway by these bents. The universality will gone and the world shrinking in sect, group or small community. In the end those people inside will have a fight over power, over its own truth, or short term benefits only. Believing Allah is glue that sticking us together and it is a long term benefit. It brought diversity into universality base on fairness and balance. In this universality then, rahmatan lil alamin ummah will be form. The community which not only look for short term benefit of life, but seek far to the benefit in hereafter too. The community which not only invite others to do good, but also prevent others to do bad. And all based on the best characteristic (Ahqlaq) of the people who live in it. Inshaallah.


PRAYING WITH ALL OF OUR HEART, KEY TO BUILD BEAUTIFUL CHARACTER OF MUSLIM

MUSLIM, WHY ARE YOU SLEEPING?


Answering my own question at first of this Hub, "So what really had happened with our ummah and our world?" I think we are still far from this rahmatan lil alamin ummah. We need giant works to change what already bent, fix what already ruin, and also to draw new blue print of planning to recreate new ummah. And this time we should make sure this blue print will be design and then build under Al Qur’an guidance only, and not being infected by cultures ever again. We need troop of young creative mind who arms with great knowledge and understanding of Qur’an to work on it, when the elders become the watchers and the teachers with their wise thought. We need to be more brave to face the differences in this world and rose from our empty sleep. If we can’t beat western technology, used it and turn it becomes ours by put our wisdom in it. Don’t be afraid, because their knowledge came from Allah too. All we need to do is to take the good and avoid the bad in it, and if we stick with Qur’an, it will guide us to do that. It will not easy, indeed, because in many occasion, nature will hold our weaknesses and the hole for Satan to enter will be open, but as long as we stick together into our universality, we can become remainders for each others, and Allah surely will give us way to escape from Satan temptation. Please, don’t dreams in those empty sleeps anymore, my Brothers and Sisters in Islam. Maybe we will never able to change the world, but unless our community will no longer live in misery. Show the world that they can turning up side down, but our ummah stay still because our morality and determination is already planted deep inside our heart and soul, and no worst can bent our way. It is my wish.

I hope this useful.

Wassalam.

Freya Cesare



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    muslima61 7 years ago from manchester UK

    Beautiful hub my dearest sis, :) JazakAllah khairan keep up the good work x

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    Freya Cesare 7 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    My wise Sister, jazzakallah khairan for you too. ^_^

    You know how long that poem already displayed in our group wall, right? I hope this already able to answer that, even just a little. ^_^

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    thevoice 7 years ago from carthage ill

    god Jesus the holy spirit bless all birth right children terrific hub thanks

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    Freya Cesare 7 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Thank you, The Voice. ^_^ And thank you also, for reading this.

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