Calligraphy is a work of art in the form of hand paintings, scribbles and scratches that are born from the heart and mind. Usually, the element of calligraphy is taken from verses of the Qur’an, hadith, the word pearl, name or just a word.
The beauty of Arabic calligraphy usually depends on the high appreciation during the process of making calligraphy.
Why so? Because high appreciation affects the meaning and philosophy contained in Arabic calligraphy.
Automatically will affect the process of blending colors, shapes until the model of painting is made. Arabic calligraphy painting seems to have power, a soul that can cool and move anyone who sees it.
The most visible thing of Arabic calligraphic painting is the existence of a force like “spirit”. It is as if Arabic calligraphy is alive and can convey a message. Extraordinary!
Yups, it can not be separated because most Arabic calligraphy is painted and drawn by the hands of the faithful. Of course not just to paint for money or just pass the passion.
In addition, those who believe and fear God, they make calligraphy to preach, they do all that to seek God’s blessings. Masha Allah!
Arabic Calligraphy for Beginners
The author will present examples of Arabic calligraphy taken from various websites. One that is not less interesting is the fruit of the work of an artist Mahmoud El Sayed.
Mahmoud tried to make Arabic calligraphy with the form and meaning of the word itself. Mahmoud tried to make Arabic calligraphy with the form and meaning of the word itself.
Maher Zain Photos — Hello my friends, Of course you know a Muslim singer Maher Zain. Now, We will present many photos about him.
I think you can smile and hope to meet him. We take this photos from various website. So, I think these photos are the best photos.
The Best Maher Zain Photos
1. Maher Zain Photos in Music Studio when He Overslept
2. Maher Zain Photos After Praying
3. Maher Zain Photos Support to Gaza
4. Maher Zain Photos Get T-shirt from Maher Zain Indonesian Fans Club
5. Maher Zain Receives Glasses Gifts from Liverpool
6. Maher Zain Make Sand Castle on the Beach
7. Maher Zain Wearing a Ring Similar to the Model of the Ring of the Prophet Muhammad
8. Maher Zain Photos Funny
9. Maher Zain at Disable Hospital in UAE
10. Maher Zain with His Mother
11. Maher Zain Campaign for Gaza in China
12. Maher Zain Sang During the Tunisian Revolution
13. Maher Zain Play Photo Levitation
14. Maher Zain as a Teenager
15. Maher Zain with His Wife
16. Maher Zain Photos with Kids
17. Maher Zain Photos with Young Fans
18. Maher Zain Photos with Children
Maher Zain Photos
Interesting right? So, let’s support the muslim musicians that exist today to continue to inspire to do good. I believe that like Maher Zain’s words in an exclusive interview, that music is not just music, but music can change a person’s life for the better.
What is Islam? — Refer to Arabic language dictionaries you will find out that the meaning of the word Islam is: submission, humbling oneself, and obeying commands and heeding prohibitions without objection, sincerely worshipping Allah alone, believing what He tells us and having faith in Him. So, etymologically, the word ‘Islam‘ has several meanings. Amongst them is “Submitting and obeying”.
While in terminology, ‘Islam‘ means submitting of oneself to Allah by worshipping Him alone, obeying His commands in performing righteous deeds, and abandoning shirk and making the one committing shirk as enemy (Tsalatsatul Ushul/The 3 Foundations, page 7)
The explanation of some scientists about the meaning of Islam in the terminological meaning is divided into 2 parts, namely general and special meaning. (Husul Al Ma’mul, page 7)
ISLAM in the Definition on Quran & Hadith
Islam is a Deen (Religion)
Today, I have perfected your religion (dīn) for you; I have completed My blessing upon you; I have approved Islam for your religion (Qur’an 5:3)
Islam is Submission to Allah
The Religion before Allah is Islam (submission to His Will): Nor did the People of the Book dissent therefrom except through envy of each other, after knowledge had come to them. But if any deny the Signs of Allah, Allah is swift in calling to account. (Qur’an 3:19)
Islam is the Religion of Allah
Do they seek for other than the Religion of Allah?-while all creatures in the heavens and on earth have, willing or unwilling, bowed to His Will (Accepted Islam), and to Him shall they all be brought back. (Qur’an 3:83)
(Sahih Bukhari 1:2:48). Then he further asked, “What is Islam?” Allah’s Apostle replied, “To worship Allah Alone and none else, to offer prayers perfectly to pay the compulsory charity (Zakat) and to observe fasts during the month of Ramadan.”
(Sahih Bukhari 4:52:191). This letter is from Muhammad, the slave of Allah, and His Apostle, to Heraculius, the Ruler of the Byzantine. Peace be upon the followers of guidance. Now then, I invite you to Islam ( surrender to Allah), embrace Islam and you will be safe”
(Sahih Bukhari 009:092:447). While we were in the mosque, Allah’s Apostle came out and said, “Let us proceed to the Jews.” So we went out with him till we came to Bait-al-Midras. The Prophet stood up there and called them, saying, “O assembly of Jews! Surrender to Allah (embrace Islam) and you will be safe!” “Know that the earth is for Allah and I want to exile you from this land, so whoever among you has property he should sell it, otherwise, know that the land is for Allah and His Apostle.”
(Sahih Bukhari 1:4:247). By Allah! I consider him a believer.” The Prophet said, “Or merely a Muslim (Who surrender to Allah).”
Islam is to surrender to God, submit to him, worship him, and serve him…..
The difference arises from the fact that Islam is a Din Submission. Din is the iffinitve of ddna, yadinu, which means to submit or to surrender.
The religion of Islam which god has ordained and promulgated through his prophets is to submit to him alone. It is nothing but submission, worship and service to God and him alone.
Islam in History
Islam is historically originated in the early 7th century CE in Mecca,and by the 8th century the Umayyad Islamic caliphate extended from Iberia in the west to the Indus River in the east. The Islamic Golden Age, during the Abbasid Caliphate, refers to the period traditionally dated from the 8th century to the 13th century, when much of the historically Islamic world was experiencing a scientific, economicand cultural flourishing. The expansion of the Muslim world involved various caliphates and empires, traders and conversion to Islam by missionary activities.
Islam In Beliefs
Basic Articles of Beliefs/Faith
Muslims have six main beliefs/faith (iman).
Belief in Allah as the one and only God, Allah.
Allah is eternal, omniscient, and omnipotent…
Allah has always existed and will always exist.
Allah knows everything that can be known.
Allah can do anything that can be done.
Allah has no shape or form…
Allah can’t be seen.
Allah can’t be heard.
Allah is neither male nor female.
Allah is just…
Allah rewards and punishes fairly.
But Allah is also merciful.
A believer can approach Allah by praying, and by reciting the Qur’an.
Muslims worship only Allah…
because only Allah is worthy of worship.
The One and Only God
All Muslims believe that God is one alone:
There is only one God.
God has no children, no parents, and no partners.
God was not created by a being.
There are no equal, superior, or lesser Gods.
Belief in angels (al Malaikah)
There are 10 angels to be believed
Below are the names and functions of the 10 leading Angels (alayhum salam).
Jibril: To deliver the Divine Revelations from Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) to His chosen Messengers from among the prophets (alayhum salam).
Mikail: To manage man’s mundane necessities, bring forth rain and oversee the cultivation of crops.
Israfil: To blow the Trumpet: once, for the destruction of the universe; and again, for the Resurrection of all accountable beings to face Judgment Day.
Izrail: Angel of Death, the most fearsome of them all, who does not delay nor expedite the hour of claiming the soul.
Maalik: Guardian of Jahannum (Hell-fire), an unwelcome sight, for the unfortunate and wretched dwellers of the eternal fire.
Ridwan: Guardian of Paradise, who welcomes the Prophets (alayhum salam) and the righteous who have been blessed by Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala).
Munkar : To question the dead on issues relating to his/her God, prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala ‘alayhi wa Sallam, religion, belief, deeds, etc. Questioning in the grave.
Nakir: To question the dead on issues relating to his/her God, prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala ‘alayhi wa Sallam, religion, belief, deeds, etc.
Raqib: Sits on man’s right shoulder to record his/her good deeds.
Atid: Sits on man’s left shoulder to record his/her evil deeds.
Together Raqib and Atid are called the Kirama Katibeen.
“(Remember) that the two receivers (recording Angels) receive (each human being), one sitting on the right and one on the left (to note his or her actions. Not a word does he (or she) utter but there is a watcher by him ready (to record it).” (Qur’an 50:16-18) In another verse (82:11), these Angels are referred to as Kiraman Katibin or “honorable scribes”.
Belief in The Holy Books (Quran)
The Qur’an is the holy book for Muslims, revealed in stages to the Prophet Muhammad over 23 years. Qur’anic revelations are regarded by Muslims as the sacred word of God, intended to correct any errors in previous holy books such as the Old and New Testaments.
The Qur’an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad by God in Arabic. Some Qur’an fragments have been dated as far back as the eighth, and possibly even the seventh, century. The oldest existing copy of the full text is from the ninth century.
Although early variants of the Qur’an are known to have existed, Muslims believe that the text we have today was established shortly after the death of the Prophet by the Caliph Uthman.
There are 114 chapters in the Qur’an, which is written in the old Arabic dialect. All the chapters except one begin with the sentence Bismillahir rahmanir raheem, ‘In the name of Allah the most merciful and the most kind’. This is the thought with which Muslims should start every action.
The longest chapter of the Qur’an is Surah Baqarah (The Cow) with 286 verses and the shortest is Surah Al-Kawther(abundance) which has 3 verses.
The arrangement of surahs does not correspond to the chronological order in which they were revealed. The Qur’an is sometimes divided into 30 roughly equal parts, known as juz’. These divisions make it easier for Muslims to read the Qur’an during the course of a month and many will read one juz’ each day, particularly during the month of Ramadan.
Translations of the Qur’an exist in over 40 languages but Muslims are still taught to learn and recite it in Arabic, even if this is not their native language and they cannot converse in it.
Translations are regarded by Muslims as new versions of the holy book, rather than as translations in the conventional sense.
At the time of the revelation of the Qur’an, books were not readily available and so it was common for people to learn it by heart. Committing the Qur’an to memory acted as a great aid for its preservation and any person who is able to accomplish this is known as a hafiz.
The Qur’an is treated with immense respect by Muslims because it is the sacred word of God. While the Qur’an is recited aloud, Muslims should behave with reverence and refrain from speaking, eating or drinking, or making distracting noise.
Belief in the Prophets…
e.g. Adam, Ibrahim (Abraham), Musa (Moses), Dawud (David), Isa (Jesus), Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the final prophet.
Belief in the Day of Judgement…
The day when the life of every human being will be assessed to decide whether they go to heaven or hell. That Allah has the knowledge of all that will happen.
Belief in Predestination…
Muslims believe that this doesn’t stop human beings making free choices.
Islam In Customs And Etiquette
The various manifestations of the conduct, mannerisms and pattern of living of a group of people are called customs and etiquette. The religions revealed to the prophets of Allah also direct their respective believers to follow certain customs and etiquette. The objective of divine religions is purification of the soul. Consequently, these customs and etiquette have been chosen to fulfil this objective.
1) Declaring Allah’s name before eating and drinking and using the right hand for the purpose
The ceremonial salutation and its response when people meet one another
The ceremonial utterances after sneezing
Clipping the moustache
Shaving the pubes
Removing hair from under the armpits
Circumcising the mail offspring
Cleaning the nostrils, the mouth and the teeth
Cleaning the body after urination and defecation
Taking the ceremonial bath after the menstrual cycle and the puerperal discharge
Ceremonial bath after Janabah
Bathing a dead body
Enshrouding a dead body in coffin cloth
Separation of the Sexes. During Islamic prayer and services, men and women remain separate. Muslim men are strongly recommended to perform their five brief daily prayers, or Salat, in the mosque. Women are encouraged to perform it in their homes.
A Muslim husband and father is financially responsible for his family. The wife can work if she likes, but she is under no obligation to pay for family expenses.
Islam requires that both men and women wear modest attire. When Muslim women reach puberty, their beliefs require them to wear as a minimum a hijab (head covering) and a jilbab (outer cloak) when in public and when performing Salat.
Marriage. All Muslims are required to marry if they can. If circumstances require it, a husband may have up to four wives, but a woman may only have one husband.
Don’t greet a Muslim with a hug; Muslim men can only hug their wives and women who are directly related to them.
Should greatly respect Parents and follow their orders (within Islamic Law).
Should greatly respect Islamic Teachers and Scholars.
Should recite Quran everyday.
Must pray five times a day, on time.
Should avoid every bad conversation and every bad habit.
Learn Arabic Language – Praise be to Allah who has given wide insight. Indeed, the favors are so great that there is no doubt and gaps as small as a mustard seed to complain.
Shalawat and greetings to the beloved Prophet Muhammad’s lord; to him love will continue to be preserved with evidence following his sunnah.
So great love of Prophet Muhammad to his ummah. Love that we can feel to this day through the noble mind noble. One of the noble minds that exemplified the Prophet Muhammad is about language.
That is why I am interested in learning Arabic. The language used to be used by the Prophet Muhammad when spreading Islam. Religion that is currently greeting our hearts through the noble morals of the Prophet Muhammad Saw.
The more details let us consider the importance of studying Arabic for social life, scholarship or for Islam itself.
7 Reasons for the Importance of Learning Arabic
1. Arabic is the language of the Qur’an
When compared with other languages, Arabic is of course no less important than other languages. Besides this language is the language used by Prophet Muhammad SAW when preaching, this language is also chosen to convey clues through the Quran.
“Arabic is the syi’ar of Islam and the syi’ar of the Muslims.” It is mentioned in Iqtidha ‘Shirath Al-Mustaqim.
2. Arabic Makes Us Easy to Understand Al Quran and Hadith
My second motivation to learn Arabic is the usefulness of religious knowledge for everyday life. For those of you who may have memorized the Qur’an perhaps never feel the memorization without knowing the meaning, but when memorizing and we know the meaning; certainly will be more memorable.
3. Arabic Language for More Understanding
Studying Arabic is like studying the real science because with Arabic we will know the source of science which was once written by the scholars.
This becomes very important if you as a preacher, you will need more understanding to be able to decipher the religious sciences through Nahwu Shoorof science with simple and easy to understand.
4. Digging Science from Source
One thing that is not less important is the source of science. If you have not been able to speak Arabic and only rely on translation, of course the science you can be very limited and far from perfection.
Unlike the people who learn Arabic, he will be more in digging the sciences that were made by the scholars. In that sense, if you can read us, of course it can be of more value to understand more perfectly the science of the scholars.
5. Arabic is the Most Clear and Complete Language
My lecturer once said that the longer the civilization of a language, the more complete and clear the language. And the word is evident when Arabic is the language that has the oldest civilization.
Arabic proved language that has the most complete vocabulary compared to other languages, Arabic language is more clearly in meaning (specific) so very rare there is ambiguity of meaning.
Ibn Kathir when explaining the letter of Joseph the second verse states,
لأن لغة العرب أفصح اللغات وأبينها وأوسعها, وأكثرها تأدية للمعاني التي تقوم بالنفوس
“Because Arabic is the most eloquent, clearest, broadest (vocabulary) language, and contains the most placid meaning of the soul.”
6. Arabic Language Used By Good People
When I intend to learn Arabic, my mind always hope, hopefully one day can communicate directly with Rosulullah Saw …. “That I used to learn Arabic”
Ibnu Katsir rahimahullah also stated,
فلهذا أنزل أشرف الكتب بأشرف اللغات, على أشرف الرسل, بسفارة أشرف الملائكة, وكان ذلك في أشرف بقاع الأرض, وابتدئ إنزاله في أشرف شهور السنة وهو رمضان, فكمل من كل الوجوه
“Since the Qur’an is the most glorious of the books, it is revealed in the noblest language, taught to the most glorious Apostle, delivered by the most glorious angels, sent down in the most glorious place on earth, descended also in the glorious moon the month of Ramadan. From all sides of it, we can judge how noble the holy book of the Qur’an.”
“And verily the Qur’an is truly revealed by the Lord of the worlds, he is brought down by Ar-Ruh Al-Amin (Gabriel), into your heart (Muhammad) so that you become one of those who encourage, with clear Arabic. “(QS Asy-Syu’ara: 192-195). In Ibn Jauzi’s Zaad Al-Masiir, the Qur’an is revealed in Ar0abic, the language of the Quraysh, which everyone understands easily.
Also in another verse mentioned,
وَكَذَلِكَ أَنْزَلْنَاهُ حُكْمًا عَرَبِيًّا
“And thus, We have derived the Qur’an as the (true) rule in Arabic.” (Surah Ar-Ra’du: 37).
Mentioned in Tafsir Al-Jalalain, Arabic is used as a law in the midst of humans. In Zaad Al-Masiir mentioned that Arabic can be used to explain the mandatory laws.
These are 7 reasons why we should learn Arabic. May Allah give us ease in understanding and mastering the science of Arabic.
La Hawla Wala Quwwata Illa Billah—Quran and hadith (Prophet Muhammad sayings) has many phrase or verses that has deeper meaning than what most of us know. One of them is La hawla wala quwwata illa billah. We can find it said on many hadith.
And, this is also one of many phrases or we also can call it as pray, that Prophet Muhammad recommend to us, Muslim, to say it as many as we can every day. And, we did that. However, many Muslim said it without knowing the meaning and even greater purpose behind this sentences. So, here is some information about this magnificent phrase.
The Basic Meaning of La Hawla Wala Quwwata Illa Billah
La hawla wala quwwata illa billah can be translated as “there is no power or strength except the one through Allah.” This is actually true, if we look at it from the meaning of this phrase per word. So, per word, it will be like this.
La = no
Hawla = change
Wa = and
La = no
Quwwata = strength or power
Illa = but or except
Bi = with or by means of
Llah = Allah
From the translation word by word, we can get the meaning like mentioned above. However, if we see this meaning even deeper, there is big effect that we can get.
The Deeper Meaning of La Hawla Wala Quwwata Illa Billah
La hawla wala quwwata illa billah, based on the meaning above, can be said as the statement of acknowledgement of the greatness of Allah. In this phrase, we see that there is no change in this world and our life that occurs without the power or involvement from Allah. This statement itself has greater meaning, because, you as human has trusted everything to Allah. This is what a Muslim should do to their God.
This meaning also has strong relation to our life, these days. Most of people these days are still afraid to do something for their life, because they are worried that they will fail with that. This is actually good thing, because they have developed some kind of awareness for the unpredicted event in the future. However, some of people, and even us, Muslim, still think and relate everything with physical thing, such as money and power from other human.
We usually think that money is everything. Money affects everything in this world. Or, in worst case, some human with power, position and of course once again, money, is the one that decide everything that can happen to our life. This condition is actually dangerous for Muslim, because it make us forget the position of Allah in our life, which should be the God that has power over everything that we have.
If we can understand La hawla wala quwwata illa billah deeply, we won’t be strayed from the right path, like what described above. We can say that this is important phrase that we have to apply in our life, so we can become a true Muslim.
The Benefits of Understanding and Applying La Hawla wa La Quwwata Illa Billah in Our Life
By understanding that everything in this world and our life change because of God’s will, we can get lot of benefits that other people can’t get. First is how we will see our life. Acknowledging the power of Allah is like giving our life entirely to Allah.
And, as Muslim, we should know that the only one that has true and supreme power is the Great Allah. So, basically, we give our life to the best hand we ever found, Allah our Beloved God. There are some figures who I think are capable of representing excitement like Maher Zain. With this mindset, we will be able the reveal the secret of happiness and success. Why?
Happiness come from a condition where what we want is fulfilled. And, when we never felt fulfilled, we won’t be able to feel and reach the true happiness. By giving ourselves up to Allah through La hawla wala quwwata illa billah, basically we will be able to feel grateful to anything that we have and receive in our life.
This is where we can feel the true happiness. You can’t see it that we give up everything and don’t try at all to be better. That’s wrong. This is where the second secret that affects our success came from La hawla wala quwwata illa billah.
Success came as the fruit of our hard work. And, you can imagine that a hard work with Allah as our help, because we give everything to Allah will, is totally different than what you usually do without that. It will boost our confidence. And, you won’t experiences giving up your work because you found obstacle in the middle of the road.
This kind of La hawla wala quwwata illa billah mindset will help you to survive in today’s harsh competition. This calm heart and mind because of La hawla wala quwwata illa billah application in your life also give you more focus to see something. This is good thing to solve problem or create something more innovative than you ever imagined. Therefore, there is big chance that you will make breakthrough that will lead you to success goal that you’ve dreamed for so long.
The other benefits of La hawla wala quwwata illa billah are its capability to cure and solve many problems. For example, when we sick, by using this magnificent phrase as base for forming our mindset, we can get the cure and healed. There is actually reason for this condition. When we don’t giving ourselves up to the power of Allah, we only add more stress in our mind.
This will affect our physical condition, which can slow down the healing process of our disease. Of course, we can’t depend on this kind of mindset. We also need to try to cure it, by having treatment and medication that is suitable for curing our health problem. So, if we can understand and apply the real meaning of La hawla wala quwwata illa billah in our life, we will have happy life.
Who say, when a misfortune striketh them: in truth we are Allah’s and in truth unto Him we are returning
Innaa lillaahi wa innaa ilaihi raajiuun. As we know that Muslims have uttered this one verses of surah Al Baqarah in many situations in their life. Sometimes they say it when they lost something, people they love has passed away, some problems that involved them or their family and so on.
In other case, this expression was called istirja’. Istirja’ has been written in Al munawwir dictionary which means “returning” or “defeasance”. The word returning means taking something after lending or giving for several times to others. It was given for several times because there was period of time for having it. Therefore, there was no wonder when Allah take His own back as He sould be.
Innalillahiwainnailaihirojiun in Arabic
From the sentence structure perspective, istirja’ consists of two sentences. They were innaa lillahi and innaa ilaihi raa’jiuun. The word inna means the truth is we are, meanwhile the word lillah means Allah’s. The truth is we are Allah’s. The main concept of ownership here is absolute. The word ownership actually comes from Arabic from the root word “malaka” which means to have.
In Arabic “milk” means a person’s mastery toward something (goods or property) and those goods in his possession either in real or legal terms. The meaning of mastery here reflects that the person possessing the goods have the power over it so he can use them according to his will and no one, either individually or institutionally, can prevent him from utilizing the goods he possessed.
Verily, everything that is in the heavens and earth is only the possession of Allah. Whether it is material or immaterial. Whether in the form of living objects or inanimate objects. Either visible or invisible. It is shown by Allah in his word in surah Al Baqarah: 284,
Unto Allah (belongeth) whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth; and whether ye make known what is in your minds or hide it, Allah will bring you to account for it. He will forgive whom He will and He will punish whom He will. Allah is Able to do all things.
This verse explains clearly that Allah is the only possessor of all that He created, either whatsoever is on earth and whatsoever is in the heavens. Thus, it is surely Allah who has the right to take everything back that belongs to Him, in under any circumstances, anytime, and anyhow. The obligation of mankind is only to live his nature as human beings, to face and accept all the conditions that Allah has set patiently and with all sincerity.
If a person has acknowledged the nature of Allah as the owner of everything, then he should realize that Allah has the right to command and forbid us, whether he likes it or not. He must be patient in avoiding what he forbids. Be patient with what is obliged to him. We should be aware that ourselves as well as our possessions and our families (parents, siblings, and wives and children) are also His.
Dua For Death in Arabic Inna Lillahi wa Inallah e raji oon
The word raaji’uun means back. Ilaihi raaji’uun means to Him (the place) we return. The contextual meaning of return is to be back forever and never come back again. Everything that belongs to Him will be back to Him. The word return, indicating that the current ownership in human life is really temporary. Someday sooner or later everything will be back to Him.
Allah created mankind to be the Caliph on this earth. As the supreme leader among Allah’s creatures on earth, man is blessed by Allah with intelligence to think, to express opinions, to do, to work, to decide and so on.
Humans live by living their nature as Allah’s creatures. Where there is a meeting, it usually ends in a farewell. Where there is a birth, it will end in death. Where there is a beginning, will inevitably also meet with the end. Thus if Allah has willed, then surely it will happen according to His will.
To understand about Allah’s nature and how to live it, people need strong faith and heart to trust in God who orders everything because many people have negative thinking about Allah’s fate.
When Allah tested them with a misfortune, they assume it as a loss. However, many people also assume that Allah has taken sides to them when Allah favoured them with abundant grant. Allah has explained it clearly in His Quran surah Al Fajr:
As for man, whenever his Lord trieth him by honouring him, and is gracious unto him, he saith: My Lord honoureth me. But whenever He trieth him by straitening his means of life, he saith: My Lord despiseth me
Whereas, Allah has opposed those human’s prejudice as showed in surah Al Baqarah verse 216:
Warfare is ordained for you, though it is hateful unto you; but it may happen that ye hate a thing which is good for you, and it may happen that ye love a thing which is bad for you. Allah knoweth, ye know not.
Presence or departure should be part of an unavoidable human life story. Allah is the one and only One who wills for all that happens. Through the test, it can show the quality of human faith to his God. Is he able to pass every test with patience and sincerity also trust his God for everything that happened? Or is he simply returning to his nature as the creature who always despair and complaint?
There is much wisdom that can be taken from understanding lafadz istirja ‘. This lafadz is not only be expressed when someone is facing calamities, but it also can be a media to plead God’s help. For, when we trust that everything happen by His will, there will be no more fear of loss than fear to Allah. Therefore, of course, the faith of a man who believes that Allah is the only one to rely on has been well reflected.
According to the nature of ownership, a perfect understanding of the lafadz istirja ’causes a person to be sincerer in taking everything that belongs to him off and be more patient in facing the loss of something that has been taken from him. It becomes easier to pass every bitter test with his sincerity and patience. Usually, it is not easy for a person to be truly sincere and patient when God tests him with loss.
Either lose some members of the family, property, position, health, and so on. It is human’s nature, after seeing everything attached to them is His. However, when one’s faith in Allah’s verse in Qur’an which states that everything belongs to only Allah has overwhelmed him, then it is also the tendency in having something slowly apart from him. The faith has destroyed the hardness of heart in possessing something that he never had.
When a person’s heart has grown pure faith in Allah, then the heart will be moved to surrender and put their trust in only Allah. It is proper that mankind should put their trust in his Rabb, because there is none to be worshiped except Allah. In surah Hud verse 123, Allah said:
وإليه يرجع الامر كلَه واعبده و توكل على الله وما الله بغافل عما تعملون
And Allah’s is the invisible of the heavens and the earth. And unto Him the whole matter will bu returned. So worship Him and put thy trust in Him. Lo ! thy Lord is not unaware of what ye (mortals) do.
In the Quran surah Hud verse 123 mentioned above, Allah is the one who will for everything that happens in this world. Life and dead, the beginning and the end, meeting and separating, happiness and sadness have been a pair of nature those come alternately. Both the first and the second are equally valuable lessons for human beings to always do introspection to their selves throughout his life.
Mankind is only in the dimension of struggling in passing through every stage of life, while relying on and remaining good at what God wants. God did not ever want to injure His creatures. But when they thought that something that happened to him is a loss, it happens because of their actions.
Therefore, let us always apologize to Allah whenever and wherever we are. Because we never know when God wants to take back the soul that now is attached to our body. Wallahu a’lam bishshowab.