By: Ustaz Ahmad Suhail
The world today is in crisis. People ask, “What is the problem of modern people and how to solve it?” Nobody can answer this question thoroughly, although they mobilize all resources available to them.
Often resources owned it becomes libel. That’s because humans are not the creator himself. Man is a great mystery. Only his Creator knows for sure and can meet their needs and unseen. Unfortunately, human beings acted smart before God and treat Him not as it should be.
“Hast thou not seen how Allah causeth the night to pass into the day and causeth the day to pass into the night, and hath subdued the sun and the moon (to do their work), each running unto an appointed term; and that Allah is Informed of what ye do? “(Surah Luqman : 29)
By the Qur’an, Allah gives guidance for human in plenary. No parts of Quran that is not communicative and solution-to the problems of human beings, as long as humans treat them duly. It must be understood and demonstrated, or in other words it must be believed.
Just to be believed, it will be a practical, dynamic, and have influence. “and we reveal of the Qur’an that which is a healing and a mercy for believers though it increase the evil-doers in naught save ruin. ” (Surat al-Isra ‘: 82).
If the Quran is not to be something (ruh) that moves or color every action, then surely it is not yet a faith, but a new form of Islam (willingness to comply). Faith always led to ghirah (jealousy) against Munkar. Munkar is something denied/ opposed by conscience, the opposite of kindness, which is something that was known / accepted by the conscience.
From Abu Sa’id al-Khudri radi anhu, he said, “I heard the Messenger sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam said,” Whoever amongst you see munkar, then let him change it with his hand (power), if he is unable, then with his tongue (advised), and if he is not able to as well, then with his heart (was not happy and do not agree), and thus it is the least of weak faith. ‘”
Why is it like that? Because faith comes from revelation and revelation character is a transforming force in the direction of virtue, as the water that can revive the earth after its death. “and the water which Allah sendeth down from the sky, thereby reviving the earth after its death,
…” (Surat Al-Baqarah : 164.
If the earth were originally die can be turned on with water, then the souls of men are dried and withered exposed to the rigors of life can be refreshed by revelation. Thus, this world crisis can only be overcome by the Koran which is believed. Allahu’alam bish-sowab.