Minggu, 28 November 2010


Allah (God) says, that should the Children of Israel (to read: The people of Israel or the Jews) think about the pleasure of Allah to them (see QS.2: 47), when they were rescued from the cruelty of the King of Egypt, Pharaoh (see QS.2 : 49). Allah save them with extraordinary way (beyond the pleasure of Allah to other nations), when The Prophet Moses split the sea to the Children of Israel who were being chased by Pharaoh's army (see QS.2: 50).

Not easy to understand Israel, because of its uniqueness. When talking about "Israel" our minds focused on the Jews (which in the Qur'an is called by the name "Children of Israel") which established the State of Israel by way of seizing land owned by Palestinians. Therefore, in order to understand Israel objectively (in truth), then we must learn from the source of Truth, ie Allah (God).

Furthermore, in order to grace of Allah to the Children of Israel, Allah also give to the Children of Israel (through The Prophet Moses) a Book (Guidance), namely: The Holy Torah (see QS.2: 51). But the Children of Israel lied to Allah to keep idolize calf (see QS.2: 54). Even in the present context, the Children of Israel with a very brave (very ungodly) replace the role of the Torah with the book that they choose to, namely "The Talmud".

Allah also allow the Israelites to enter The Baitul Maqdis (Palestine) with humility, as a guest which respected by Palestinians (see QS.2: 58). But the harmony becomes corrupted, when the Children of Israel changed the order (lower heart) by doing things which Allah commanded (see QS.2: 59). Harmony between the guests (the Children of Israel) with the host (The Palestine) on Palestinian land becomes difficult to implement, because the Children of Israel against the Palestinian.

Disharmony in the land of Palestine was immediately exploited by the big countries which at that time, to attack and control the land of Palestine. Uniquely, without a sense of gratitude to the Palestinian nation, the Children of Israel are not willing to help Palestinians whose land is being attacked by other countries. Children of Israel would prefer to do the diaspora (fled to various countries).

More unique again, when the British occupied Palestinian land, the Children of Israel in collaboration with the British, make Israelites to migrate en masse to Palestine since 1920, to establish the State of Israel on Palestinian land. The crime was the Children of Israel had achieved in 1948 with the establishment of the State of Israel on Palestinian land.

Israelites crime getting worse, because after the establishment of the State of Israel they have strong support from the United States until now. This can be understood, because factually, the United States of America was hegemonic by Children of Israel are organized in various Jewish lobby.

Jumat, 19 November 2010


Perhatikan media massa, baik cetak maupun elektronik, yang banyak mengungkapkan salah urus dalam mengelola segenap sumberdaya di Negara Kesatuan Republik Indonesia. Perhatikan berita yang menyebutkan seorang tahanan di sebuah rumah tahanan dapat melenggang ke luar dan piknik ke suatu tempat wisata. Perhatikan berita anggota parlemen yang berkunjung ke luar negeri dengan biaya besar, di saat sebagian rakyat terkena bencana. Perhatikan berita tentang para penegak hukum yang mudah disuap oleh para perusak hukum. Perhatikan saham badan usaha milik negara (rakyat) yang dijual murah. Perhatikan, perhatikan, dan perhatikan, maka sebagai Bangsa Indonesia kita tentu sedih, dan berharap saat-saat memilukan ini segera berakhir.

Sebagai Bangsa Indonesia, kita berharap Negara Kesatuan Republik Indonesia dikelola dengan mindset hanya mempertuhankan Allah SWT. Oleh karena itu, mindset ini harus diwujudkan dalam bentuk semangat untuk melawan setiap isme atau faham yang mendurhakai Allah SWT. Wujud kegiatannya berupa ”amar makruf nahi munkar”, dengan menggelar berbagai kegiatan yang mencerahkan, dan menghentikan berbagai kegiatan maksiat.

Sebagai Bangsa Indonesia, kita berharap Negara Kesatuan Republik Indonesia dikelola dengan mindset ingin berbakti kepada Allah SWT. Oleh karena itu, mindset ini harus diwujudkan dalam bentuk berbagai kegiatan yang dapat memberi manfaat optimal bagi rakyat, sebagai arahan ”rahmatan lil’alamiin” dari Allah SWT. Tegakkan hukum sebaik-baiknya, jangan jual saham badan usaha milik negara dengan harga murah, dan lain-lain. Jadikan Negara Kesatuan Republik Indonesia yang berdasarkan Pancasila dan Undang-Undang Dasar Tahun 1945 ini sebagai negara yang diberkahi Allah SWT.

Sebagai Bangsa Indonesia, kita berharap Negara Kesatuan Republik Indonesia dikelola dengan mindset interaksi sosial yang baik. Oleh karena itu, mindset ini harus diwujudkan dengan sikap saling menghormati antar warga bangsa. Ada semangat untuk bekerjasama dalam hal-hal kebajikan, tetapi menolak bekerjasama dalam hal-hal maksiat. Sinergi antar lembaga tinggi negara hendaknya diarahkan untuk sebesar-besar kesejahteraan rakyat.

Sebagai Bangsa Indonesia, kita berharap Negara Kesatuan Republik Indonesia dikelola dengan mindset etika yang baik. Oleh karena itu, mindset ini harus diwujudkan dengan berbagai kegiatan yang memuliakan manusia. Sudah saatnya warga miskin mendapat perhatian utama, agar mereka dapat keluar dari kemiskinannya. Indikatornya jelas, yaitu menurunnya jumlah keluarga miskin di Indonesia dari tahun ke tahun.

Sebagai Bangsa Indonesia, kita berharap Negara Kesatuan Republik Indonesia dikelola dengan mindset perilaku yang baik. Oleh karena itu mindset ini harus diwujudkan dalam perilaku yang mencerminkan bangsa yang mempertuhankan Allah SWT, berbakti kepadaNya, berinteraksi dengan baik, dan memiliki etika yang baik. Dengan demikian Allah SWT akan berkenan mencurahkan berkahnya. Jadikan Bangsa Indonesia sebagai bangsa yang layak diberkahi Allah SWT.

Akhirnya tiada kesimpulan lain, selain kesimpulan bahwa Bangsa Indonesia membutuhkan nilai-nilai Islam, yang antara lain terdiri dari aqidah, ibadah, muamallah, adab, dan akhlak. Bangsa Indonesia membutuhkan aqidah agar memiliki mindset hanya mempertuhankan Allah SWT. Bangsa Indonesia membutuhkan ibadah agar memiliki mindset ingin berbakti kepada Allah SWT. Bangsa Indonesia membutuhkan muamallah agar memiliki mindset interaksi sosial yang baik. Bangsa Indonesia membutuhkan adab agar memiliki mindset etika yang baik. Bangsa Indonesia membutuhkan akhlak agar memiliki mindset perilaku yang baik.

Selasa, 16 November 2010


Alvin Toffler (1991) states, that the world has experienced three major waves of change, namely: First, the agricultural era (consisting of the stone age, and iron age); Second, the industrial era, and; Third, the information age.

So, the world of moving and changing quickly, which unfortunately tends aimlessly. This is due to the more anthropocentric humans, so the more arrogant, or feel most knowledgeable on all matters, including the values of life. One thing that people forget, that the anthropocentric attitude is an attitude not very intelligent.

Gordon Dryden and Jeannete Vos (2001) states, that the world is moving very fast. Man and women lives in the midst of a revolution of life. But unfortunately, in each country few people who knew, how to deal with the change. Those who do not know, how to deal with the change immediately trapped in the demoralization and despair.

Allah has warned in The Holy Qur'an, that is because they are a people who do not want to use their minds (see The Holy Qur'an 5:58).

Allah (God) has said, that Allah has perfected for human sustenance, through Islam (see The Holy Qur'an 5:3). Therefore, mankind should be grateful to Allah, by studying and implementing Islamic values in everyday life, as the main values or the ultimate values. In addition, in order to preserve the Islamic values, need to put up some members of society to study Islam seriously (see The Holy Qur'an 9:122).

Thus, human beings have the opportunity to confirm themselves with the straight (in truth) to Allah (see The Holy Qur'an 30:30). This is important because it contains Islamic religion, which according to the nature of human or human condition.

This is evident from the substance that Islamic values a valid and reliable, as noted in The Holy Qur'an 112:1-4, which contains human commitment, that: (1) God is Allah, the One and Only; (2) only to Allah, human expect and ask for something; (3) Allah does not give birth, nor is begotten, and; (4) there is nothing equivalent with God.

Allah has commanded in The Holy Qur'an 4:34, "The man is the leader for women." This message does not indicate, that man can be a dictator, but ordered the execution of a responsibility to men. The man responsible for everything that was in its responsibilities.

When he was married, then he is responsible to give every needs of this family. Therefore, if there is a wife out of the house to earn a living in order to meet the needs of families then the question to be asked, "How far her husband's efforts, in meeting the needs of the family?" Similarly, if a child out of the house to meet the needs of families, then the question to be asked, "How far his/her father's efforts, in meeting the needs of the family?"

If the answer is, "Husband/father effort is not on the maximum effort!" Surely the man (husband/father) belonging to a man who worst. He has violated The Holy Qur'an 4:34, and he has been neglecting his responsibilities. He has caused the exploitation of wife/child in his family. As such he has damaged the norm of society, because it failed to organized and manage his family, which is part of the community (Islamic community).

As a complete way of life, Islam has provided guidelines and rules for every sphere of society. God (Allah), the Creator of all, knows that people love to gather material possession, and that much of their effort are for the sake of gathering the various material means of the world. The relationship between economics and religion only has a very solid ground in Islam.

Ibn Khaldun wrote about the economic system in Islam in the 15th century. The Islam economic system has its own principles and philosophies, and the only way to understand them is to refer back to what is called the primary sources of learning about Islam and its principles. These are mainly The Holy Qur'an, which is viewed by moslems as the word of God, and The Prophetic tradition which explained and elaborated upon how to apply those principles.

Look at this fact: First, Islam seeks to guarantee the freedom of property owners to spend, give away, and invest it as he or she deems fit. Then, Islam has set some standards, based on justice and practicality. Earnings should not be based on cheating and sweandling. The Islamic ideal is based upon absolute justice on the personal as well as the societal level.

Second, Islam is concerned with the spirit of the economic system. There is no monopolization of necessities. Wells and other sources of water, for instance, are unlawful to use and monopolize as personal property, thereby eliminating another potential for oppression.

Third, Islam teaches that God has created provision for every person, who God has brought to life. Interest (riba) is strictly forbidden. Interest is defined as a set return on a loan, and as such implies a profit based on no risk and effort.

Fourth, Islam encourages investment and loan given as a means of charity. Interest has crumbled empires, while making oppressors out of others. The true moslem realizes that the wealth in his or her possession is in actuality in the possession of God. Through such measures, The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) sought to reduce the gap between rich and poor.

God (Allah) states, "The only religion in the sight of God is Islam" (Qur'an 3:19). In another verse of The Holy Qur'an, God states, "If anyone desires a religion other than Islam, never will it be accepted of him, and in the hereafter, he will be in the ranks of those who have lost" (Qur'an 3:85).

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, "Whoever testifies that there in none worthy of being worshipped but God, who has no partner, and that Muhammad is God servant and Prophet; and that Isa (Christians claimed as "Jesus") is the servant of God, His prophet, and His word which He bestowed in Mariam and a spirit created by Him; and the heaven is true; and that the hellfire is true: God will eventually admit him into heaven, according to his deeds" (Shaheeh Al Bukhari).

As a moslem, a person must declare, that he or she believe there is no god (the other God), but Allah (God), and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. This declare is perhaps the bedrock belief in Islam. Without this declare a person is not considered a moslem, he or she still an unbeliever. This phrase is the essential step in a conversion to Islam, by someone who is not a born moslem. This creed will often be repeated by moslem constantly.

This declare will being a power (energy) for moslem to live and life in the world. This declare also give strong motivation for moslem to face to face with violence West Government in Palestine, Afghanistan, Iraq (include Abu Ghraib), and Guantanamo.

Kamis, 04 November 2010


Assallamu'alaikum Wr. Wb.

Hari ini, Gunung Merapi kembali meletus. Awan panasnya menjangkau radius 15 kilometer. Oleh karena itu wilayah rawan bencana ditetapkan mencapai radius 20 kilometer. Berita Gunung Merapi bukanlah berita bencana satu-satunya. Wasior di Papua Barat dan Mentawai di Sumatera Barat juga menjadi berita bencana beberapa hari ini.

Memperhatikan segenap bencana tersebut, sudah saatnya Bangsa Indonesia kembali introspeksi diri. Sudah saatnya Bangsa Indonesia lebih mendekatkan diri pada Allah SWT. Tidak boleh ada lagi sebagian Bangsa Indonesia yang fasik dan munafik. Perbaiki setiap kekeliruan yang pernah dilakukan, agar Allah SWT berkenan melindungi bangsa ini.

Tidak boleh ada lagi sebagian bangsa ini yang menghina dan meremehkan nilai-nilai Islam. Tidak boleh ada lagi cemooh dan cibiran terhadap mereka yang ingin mempraktekkan nilai-nilai Islam dalam hidupnya. Kini saatnya Bangsa Indonesia lebih menghormati para ulama (kiai, ustadz, dan tuan guru). Jangan lagi memperlakukan para ulama dengan perlakuan yang tidak memperlihatkan rasa hormat pada mereka.

Belajarlah dari keruntuhan Orde Lama yang pernah memenjarakan Buya Hamka. Belajarlah pula dari keruntuhan Orde Baru yang pernah memenjarakan Habib Husein Al Habsyi. Oleh karena itu, Orde Reformasi yang didukung oleh segenap Bangsa Indonesia, jangan lagi memenjarakan ulama. Berbaik-baiklah dengan ulama, dan jika terdapat perbedaan konsepsi mensejahterakan bangsa dengan para ulama, maka berdiskusilah.

Dengan demikian, perkenankan saya menyarankan, agar sudilah kiranya Kepolisian Republik Indonesia yang saya cintai membebaskan Ustadz Abu Bakar Ba'asyr yang juga saya cintai. Sebagai muslim Indonesia saya mencintai Kepolisian Republik Indonesia sebagai garda terdepan pemelihara keamanan di Indonesia. Sebagai muslim Indonesia saya juga mencintai Ustadz Abu Bakar Ba'asyr sebagai ulama Indonesia.

Demikian harapan saya, di mana harapan yang sama juga saya haturkan pada Bapak Presiden Republik Indonesia sebagai pemimpin Bangsa Indonesia, agar berkenan mendorong hal yang saya sarankan. Semoga Allah SWT berkenan atas segenap ikhtiar Bangsa Indonesia dalam beribadah kepada Allah SWT dan rahmatan lil'alamiin. Semoga bangsa ini dapat mewujudkan kedamaian dan kesejahteraan, ... amin.

Wassallamu'alikum Wr. Wb.