Akal itu lemah

1 PERBEZAAN PAS DAN ISLAM

Akal memerlukan wahyu. Kerana akal tidak tahu perkara ghaib. Kemampuan Akal terhad. Kalau ikut akal, jadi bodoh. Macam orang Hindu yang sembah lembu dan macam-macam lagi benda dalam dunia. Nampak pelik sikit mereka akan sembah. Padahal mereka itu pelajar uni, doktor dan sebagainya. Seperti kata orang:

أذكِيَاء وَلٰكِن أغبِيَاء – ‘pandai-pandai, tapi bodoh-bodoh’.

 

Why bad things happened? Nouman Ali khan khutbah.
This is an important concept in Islam. Many people are confused by it. Some cannot accept what happened to them. While others, when someone else befallen with musibah, immediately they blame that person for some wrongdoings that he had done. Or some others would blame Allah for it.

The meaning of the word Musibah: From the root word ‘target’. Hit where it supposed to. Exactly where Allah meant. This is from the Qadr of Allah. We will always be tried by Allah as Allah says in 2:155,

وَلَنَبْلُوَنَّكُم بِشَيْءٍ مِّنَ الْخَوْفِ وَالْجُوعِ وَنَقْصٍ مِّنَ الْأَمْوَالِ وَالْأَنفُسِ وَالثَّمَرَاتِ وَبَشِّرِ الصَّابِرِينَ

Demi sesungguhnya! Kami akan menguji kamu dengan sedikit perasaan takut (kepada musuh) dan (dengan merasai) kelaparan, dan (dengan berlakunya) kekurangan dari harta benda dan jiwa serta hasil tanaman. Dan berilah khabar gembira kepada orang-orang yang sabar:

In this verse, Allah tells the prophet to congratulate to those sabr. The congratulation is to be given by Nabi himself. Because the word وَبَشِّرِ is an instruction given to one person, which in Quran means that that it is the task of the prophet. But nabi is no longer amongst us, so what does this means? It means that nabi will congratulate us in akhirah himself. This means that we will meet him in Jannah. So this is a huge thing that we are going to receive if we practice sabr. So we must hope for it.

Allah wants us to learn sabr. Allah give us trials because He wants us to learn it.

In the Quran 2:156, Allah

الَّذِينَ إِذَا أَصَابَتْهُم مُّصِيبَةٌ قَالُوا إِنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ

(Iaitu) orang-orang yang apabila mereka ditimpa oleh sesuatu kesusahan, mereka berkata: “Sesungguhnya kami adalah kepunyaan Allah dan kepada Allah jualah kami kembali.”

Those mukmin would immediately say inna lillah. This is the immediate response needed from us. This should be a reflex from a Muslim. This statement is important. So we must train our mouth to say this immediately when we received any musibah.

The word إِنَّا لِلَّهِ reminds us that we don’t own anything. Even us is own by Allah. We don’t own the car that broke down, the phone that doesn’t work, etc. this put things in perspective.

And the word وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ reminds us that we will return to Allah. That we are all going to die eventually. This is a solution for us. It reminds us that whatever problem we are facing now is not permanent. Allah gave us musibah to remind us to put things on perspective. On what matters most. This would make us easy to sabr. Example, if we are in a burning building, do we worry about what color we should paint the wall?

In hadid:22, Allah says that anything that happened already written.

مَا أَصَابَ مِن مُّصِيبَةٍ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَلَا فِي أَنفُسِكُمْ إِلَّا فِي كِتَابٍ مِّن قَبْلِ أَن نَّبْرَأَهَا إِنَّ ذَٰلِكَ عَلَى اللَّهِ يَسِيرٌ

Tidak ada sesuatu kesusahan (atau bala bencana) yang ditimpakan di bumi, dan tidak juga yang menimpa diri kamu, melainkan telah sedia ada di dalam Kitab (pengetahuan Kami) sebelum Kami menjadikannya; sesungguhnya mengadakan yang demikian itu adalah mudah bagi Allah.

But Allah says in ot place tt it because of our hands.

Eg, in Ali Imran:165, Allah says,

أَوَلَمَّا أَصَابَتْكُم مُّصِيبَةٌ قَدْ أَصَبْتُم مِّثْلَيْهَا قُلْتُمْ أَنَّىٰ هَٰذَا قُلْ هُوَ مِنْ عِندِ أَنفُسِكُمْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

(Patutkah kamu melanggar perintah Rasulullah)? dan (kemudiannya) apabila kamu ditimpa kemalangan (dalam peperangan Uhud), yang kamu telahpun memenangi seperti itu sebanyak dua kali ganda (dengan menimpakan kemalangan kepada musuh dalam peperangan Badar), kamu berkata: “Dari mana datangnya (kemalangan) ini? “Katakanlah (wahai Muhammad): “Kemalangan) itu ialah dari kesalahan diri kamu sendiri (melanggar perintah Rasulullah)”. Sesungguhnya Allah Maha Kuasa atas tiap-tiap sesuatu.

Syura:30

وَمَا أَصَابَكُم مِّن مُّصِيبَةٍ فَبِمَا كَسَبَتْ أَيْدِيكُمْ وَيَعْفُو عَن كَثِيرٍ

Dan apa jua yang menimpa kamu dari sesuatu kesusahan (atau bala bencana), maka ia adalah disebabkan apa yang kamu lakukan (dari perbuatan-perbuatan yang salah dan berdosa); dan (dalam pada itu) Allah memaafkan sebahagian besar dari dosa-dosa kamu.

So how do we reconcile these two types of verses? We must understand that there’s things that happened because of our wrongdoings. So we don’t get to blame Allah. There are things within our control. We should learn from the mistake. And that there are Musibah that Allah gave as a trial for us.

We can’t say that someone get bad things because they did this and that. Because it’s ghaib and we don’t have that knowledge.

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