Demonstrasi itu haram lho dalam Islam – the rally is forbidden (haram in Islam point of view

Sebelumnya hanya terpikir, melihat demonstrasi-demonstrasi yang dilakukan oleh kelompok yang namanya ada embel-embel Islamnya, tapi kelakuan-kelakuannya tidak mencerminkan Islam itu, “kok Islam seperti ini ya? kok cara menyampaikan pendapat dalam Islam seperti ini ya? kok ormas ini, pakai embel-embel Islam, … Continue reading Demonstrasi itu haram lho dalam Islam – the rally is forbidden (haram in Islam point of view

Tuhan perlu satpam?

Dua hari (12 & 13 Juni 2016) berturut-turut saya memposting dua informasi  yang hampir senada di laman facebook saya. Postingan perama adalah opini Sumanto Al Qurtuby – seperti dicopykan di bawah ini dan yang satunya lagi adalah viral yang bersumber dari pemberitaan Kompas TV tentang razia pedagang warteg di Serang, Banten, seperti foto di atas tersebut. Penyakit Tahunan Umat Islam [Sumanto Al Qurtuby] Setiap bulan puasa, sejumlah kelompok dan umat Islam (sejumlah lo ya, gak semuanya, nanti ada yang menuduh lagi saya anti Islam dan kaum Muslim) di Indonesia selalu saja ada yang melakukan berbagai tindakan arogan, anarkis, ngamuk, mau menangnya … Continue reading Tuhan perlu satpam?

It’s easy to be a muslim – menjadi muslim itu mudah kok

It is not hard, really, to become a Muslim. Although often it is misunderstood that being a Muslim is something that is scary, difficult, creepy, and more unpleasant terminologies that have negative connotations. Actually, there are two main principles are needed to become a Muslim. Only two? Yes, two, namely: keeping in touch with the Creator, the Lord (in terms of Islam known as hablum minallah) and the second is to maintain a relationship with Lord’s creatures, especially the relationship with fellow human beings (commonly known as, hablum minannaass ). To maintain a relationship with God, it is not difficult, … Continue reading It’s easy to be a muslim – menjadi muslim itu mudah kok

Wearing Hijab to respect your God – Berhijablah untuk menghormati Tuhanmu

Allah, God, He is not crazy of respect (snobby), He is not crazy of rank, He is extremely Rich, He does not need anything from us, from His servants. He has created man and the universe to the nature without expecting the return. In terms of worshipping to the Creator, it gives humans to obey His commands, the command of God. Wearing hijab is one of His command to women who have gone through puberty. Wearing hijab is not derived from culture not from tradition, not from habit that lasts from generation to generation but solely God’s command. For the benefit of whom? Certainly, it … Continue reading Wearing Hijab to respect your God – Berhijablah untuk menghormati Tuhanmu

Riya, just be careful of it – hati-hati berlaku riya

Inspired by this entertaining facebook status: “Thank God, today I finished my fasting already, already shalat tarawih as well, just finished read one juz of Quran, I have been doing sunnah prayers properly, I donated to mosques and I also gave beggar  an extra money, I have done I’tikaf in this recent week. Alhamdulillah, reward from my good deeds that had been collected will be lost soon after I post this facebook  status. A satirical status though. But it is quite striking and many people are predicted doing it, even it is unlikely not exactly the same (so many examples out there). Because of this type … Continue reading Riya, just be careful of it – hati-hati berlaku riya

Look after your heart – peliharalah hatimu

Ah … the heart, heart issues are important to be concerned. People say, better than having a toothache than your heart sickness. A prominent Muslim Scholar advised to always keep your heart good. In this Ramadhan, we are reminded again to pay attention to our efforts to look after  our hearts. Why? Once there was a great cleric called one of the students in his school (pesantren). The cleric asked the student to slaughter a sheep and give the cleric of the sheep’s worst body part. The students then came, after completing his work, with a lump of meat – that is … Continue reading Look after your heart – peliharalah hatimu