Innal hamda lillah (verily all praise belong to Allah),
Nahmaduhu (we praise Him),
wa nasta’inuhu (and we ask for help from Him),
wanastaghfiruhu (and we ask for forgiveness),
wa na’udzu billahi (and we ask for protection),
min syururi anfusina (from our wickedness),
wa min sayyitaa’malina (and from our bad deeds),
man yahdillahu (whoever given guidance from Allah),
fala mudhillalahu (then no one can mislead him),
wa man yudhlillahu (and whoever given mislead from Allah),
fala hadiyalahu (then no one can give him a guidance),
Asyhadualla ila ha illallahu wahdahula syarikalah
Wa asyhaduanna muhammadan abduhu wa rasuluhu
Allahumma sholli ala Muhammad wa’ala alihi washohbihi ajma’in.
Faqolallahu taala fil qur’anil kariim :
Ali Imran 102:
An Nisa 1:
Al Ahzab 70-71:
All praise to Allah, who created human, life and the universe. I bear witness that there is none to be worshipped than Allah, One, with no partners. He sent His Messenger Muhammad (s) with Islam as a guidance and way of life.
Dear Jamaah rahimakumullah.
Let us strive to increase our taqwa to Allah s.w.t., just like we try our best to increase our skill in programming, language, hobby, any other hardskill. Just like we try our best to increase our knowledge about economy, politics, theoretical in our field. Just like how we increase those, lets us increase our taqwa to Allah swt. in the same manner how we planned for those target carefully.
Dear Jamaah rahimakumullah.
Today I would like to speak about the news that boom lately about the Paris shooting. Probably some of you had done some research more about this incident. Or maybe some of you also had reach conclusion that this is some conspiracy, or anything. Regardless what the real truth, today, I would like to speak with just a normal known case in the world, which that 12 people die at Charlie hebdo office-who made a caricature of our prophet Muhammad, and said that they got shot by 2 muslim. Just base on this premise.
How should we react as a muslim with this tragedy?
I am not really confident myself to give my own opinion about this, so what I would like to share today is the conclusion / resume that I got from several muslim scholars. Hope the resume would be helpful for us in case we got asked by our friends, or sensei, or any people who want to know more about islam.
I will speak in 3 points. The first point is, let us see the example of response of our prophet, rasulullah, which was written in Al Qur’an.
Prophet Nuh. QS Hud 27-34.
In short, prophet Nuh was mocked by their ummah, debate, being told crazy, even they request to be sent azab to them. But prophet Nuh said:
“Allah will bring to you if He will. And you cannot escape from it.”
Prophet Musa. As shuara 23-32.
In short, there are dialog between Musa and Firaun. Firaun is very angry to Musa because he deny Firaun as god. And firaun said that he is crazy:
[Pharaoh] said, “Indeed, your ‘messenger’ who has been sent to you is crazy.”
response: by praising Allah swt. Not anger nor insult.
[Moses] said, “Lord of the east and the west and that between them, if you were use your reasoning.”
Prophet Muhammad. He was insulted as sihr, magician, majnun, insane, kazzab, liar, even the combination, sihirun majnun, the crazy poeter.
“And be patient over what they say and avoid them with gracious avoidance”. QS Muzzamil 10.
Another lesson from after Uhud wars. QS Ali Imran 186:
“You will surely be tested in your possessions and in yourselves. And you will surely hear from those who were given the Scripture/Books before you and from those who associate others with Allah much abuse. But if you are patient and fear Allah (maintain consciousness of Allah) – indeed, that is of the matters [worthy] of determination (most noble of deeds).”
This kind of insult already happen since many-many centuries ago. Its not new.
And Allah already give many example how to handle with it.
From here, its very difficult to conclude that islam teaching is killing if your prophet got insulted.
That’s the first point. The second point is, Criminal is criminal.
We must be able to separate clearly between criminal and act of brotherhood.
We as a muslim, of course not allowed to draw our prophet. That action itself will receive punishment if using Islamic law. Whats more insulting. Double punishment. But does it mean that the punishment can be apply directly under non-islamic law? No. we have to admit that islam is weak right now. So how to teach those people who have low knowledge about islam? Kill?? Those people are not people who low in knowledge about islam, but insulting seriously. If that the case, then return to point 1 that I already explaine before. “All prophet receive those insult already since centuries ago.”
Simple example: if a women wear very short clothes, and she get rapped by a man. Who is wrong? While it is true that the women is risking his life wearing those clothes, but still the man who rape is guilty. The women have freedom to wear. But she had to prepare any risk she will got. The question is, do you want islam to do those bad response?
Ultimate Example: if Fatimah (prophet daughter) steal, then I (prophet) will cut her hand. Clear.
“O you who have believed, be persistently standing firm for Allah , witnesses in justice, and do not let the hatred of a people prevent you from being just/fair. Be just/fair/righteous; that is nearer to righteousness. And fear Allah ; indeed, Allah is Acquainted with what you do”. QS Al Maeda 8.
While it is true that we angry to them (naturally, if not then we have a problem) and of course we have right to feel anger or offended, but then the issue lies to our response.
As explained in QS Muzamil 10, we have to avoid it with a beauty/gracious avoidance. If you can advise them, advise. Teach them, teach. Make a cartoon/film about the beauty of islam, make it. If they keep growing the magazine, the we grow magazine. Even btter if you can buy that company that making the caricature, buy it. Change that company into more productive company. Prevent the evil with your mind, clevernss, money, or energy. With all your might, that would be better than justify with killing. I hope Someone from here would become very rich someday, so that you can use the money to prevent the evil.
That the second point. The third point is, we don’t talk enough about islam.
They don’t know much about islam. have we ever think about, why everytime muslim people doing some action, the news is very loud/booming/shock?
Why they only know about islam and radical/extremist islam? why everything always goes to that direction? They don’t know that drawing our prophet itself is insult to every muslim, not only to so-they-called radical muslim?
They don’t know many about muslim, or perhaps they just misunderstand about islam, while the muslim itself also sometimes show misrepresented of islam.
Small example: islam is clean.
“If there were a river at the door of one of you from which they can bathe five time a day, do you think any of their dirt would remain on them?” They replied, “No, none of their dirt would remain.” He said (peace and blessings be upon him), “That is the example of the five prayers: by them, Allah wipes out sin.” [Bukhari (528) and Muslim (667)]
Islam teach us about cleaning. Take simple example, just because our ignorance after wudhu, and we let the toilet wet, Japanese people will think that islam people is dirty!
We need to learn more about islam and its teaching, so that we wont become fitnah for islam, just because our ignorance to learn.
May we be blessed by Allah s.w.t. with noble character, and may
He protect us from disgraceful qualities and bad character. May
we maintain the bonds of ukhuwah among us as Muslims, and
may we be prevented from any conflicts that can weaken our
ukhuwah. Amin Ya Rabbal Alamin
Aqulu qauli haadza wastagfirullahali walakum.
Alhamdulillahilladzi arsala rosulahu bil huda wadinil haq,
liyudzhirohu ‘aladdini kullihi wakafa billahi syahida,
asyhadu alla ilaha illahu wahdahu laa syarika lahu,
wa asyhadu anna Muhammadan Abduhu warosuluh,
Allahumma sholli ala Muhammad wa’ala alihi washohbihi ajma’in.
Dear Jamaah jum’ah rahimakumullah
I would like to resume the 3 points. …
And the last I would like to read 3 ayat: Al Hijr 97-99
“And Allah already know that your heart is hurt/constrained by what they say.
So glorify [ Allah ] with praise of your Rabb and be of those who prostrate [to Him].
And worship your Rabb until there comes to you the certainty (death).”
May Allah s.w.t. continue to protect us and our family members in iman and His guidance. And may Allah s.w.t grant us the love for our religion and for this beloved ummah, amin ya Rabbal Alamin
Lets make dua:
Innalloha wa malaikatahu yu sholluna ‘alannabiy.
Yaa ayyuhalladzina amanu shollu ‘alaihi wasallimu taslima.
Allohummaghfirlil muslimina wal muslimat
wal mu’minina wal mu’minat al ahya iminhum wal amwat
birohmatika ya arhamamarrohimin.
Robbana dzolamna anfusana wa illam taghfirlana
wa tarhamna lanakunanna minal khosirin.
Robbana la tuzig kulubana ba’da idz hadaytana
wa hablana mil ladunka rohmatan innaka antal wahhab.
Robbij’alni mukimasholati wamin dzurriyati robbana wa taqobbal du’a.
Robbanaghfirli wali walidayya warhamhuma kama robbayani shogiro
Robbana atina fiddunya hasanah wafil aakhiroti hasanah wakina azabannar.
Subbhana robbika robbil izzati amma yasifun
wassalamun ‘alal mursalin wal hamdulillahirobbil alamin