Oleh : KH. Abdullah Gymnastiar
"My beloved brothers and sisters, never ever dream to live peacefully and happily if we never have the right knowledge to live in this world’s jungle that is full of traps, obstacles and also full of dangerous threads."
My beloved brothers and sisters, never ever dream to live peacefully and happily if we never have the right knowledge to live in this world’s jungle that is full of traps, obstacles and also full of dangerous threads.Let’s try to look how ‘Tarzan’ lives; all things that can cause difficulties and torment, and it turns out that the entire thing are so easy for Tarzan because he has the main key to overcome all problem and his needs, that is knowledge. Indeed, Tarzan knows the knowledge of all the details of the map to live jungle and he knows how to handle it.
On the other side, let’s compare it with people who enter the jungle without having any knowledge about the details of the jungle, know nothing of how to go through it and how to tame the wild animals, surely they will be dibbled by uneasy feeling, worriness, anxiety, and always feel scared although they have brought themselves duffle bag with full foods and drinks, sweaters, wallets that full of money, and complete weapons, but without having knowledge, surely worriness still staying in their hearts.
So, what is the real knowledge to surmount those feelings of worriness and uncertainty? There is only a single knowledge to have that is the knowledge from Allah, He Who Creates the universe and anything between it and world.That is Al Islam, with its main basic guidance, the holy Quran and sunnah.All the secrets of life in this world and the here after are explained perfectly and cautiously, so there is no problem at all except there must be secret way outs of them.
Therefore, if this life is frequently dibbled by in total confusion and torment feelings, the main cause is because of no understanding at all of the right knowledge.In a Hadits (a collection of notes of sayings and acts of the prophets) explains that, once there was someone came to Ibnu Mas’ud (pronounced: /eeb noo mas ood/) May Allah Be Pleased Upon him (MBPUH), one of the prophet Muhammad’s PBUH closest followers to ask for an advice.
Hi Ibnu Mas’ud “says he”, “please give me advice that I can take it as a remedy for my soul that is ablazed by worriness and anxiety.In these recent days, I did not feel peace in heart.My soul is in anxiety and my mind is unmended; I couldn’t eat well, nor sleeping was not comfortable.Listening the matter, Ibnu Mas’ud advised him: “if that is the illness befell you, bring your heart to visit 3 places; that is to the place where many people recite Qor-an, then you recite the Qor-an too, or you listen to them carefully; then visit the learning group that can reminds you to Allah; or should you find a quiet place and a spatial time to worship Allah, for example, you wake up early after mid night, when the people are still sleeping soundly, and do the after mid night pray, and then you pray to Allah to have a peaceful heart and mind.If your soul hasn’t been healed in this way, pray to Allah, so that Allah will give you another heart because the heart you use at that time is not your heart.”After the person came back home, he did what Ibnu Mas’ud’s had advised him to do.He went to take ablution.
After that he takes the Qor-an and recited it seriously.After he finished reciting the Qor-an, it turned out that his heart changes to be comfortable and peaceful, and his mind is also in peace, whle his anxiety feeling was absolutely vanished.
Allah Knows everything.
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