memaknai doa agar hujan berhenti

22 Januari, 2014

Ketika musim banjir dan hujan sekarang, beredarlah doa populer yang berasal dari hadits yang diriwayatkan oleh Imam Al-Bukhari dan Imam Muslim dari sahabat Anas bin Malik radiyallahu anhu:

اَللَّهُمَّ حَوَالَيْنَا وَلاَ عَلَيْنَا، اَللَّهُمَّ عَلَى اْلآكَامِ وَالظِّرَابِ، وَبُطُوْنِ اْلأَوْدِيَةِ وَمَنَابِتِ الشَّجَرِ

“Ya Allah! Hujanilah di sekitar kami, jangan kepada kami. Ya, Allah! Berilah hujan ke dataran tinggi, beberapa anak bukit, lembah dan beberapa tanah yang menumbuhkan pepohonan.”

Kemudian beredar pula tanggapan apakah doa itu masih relevan dengan kondisi baik waktu dan tempatnya? Lalu mengorelasikan dengan asbabul wurud Rasulullah membacakan doa tersebut? Dan mendiskusikan antara tekstual dan kontekstual doa tersebut?

Sebenarnya jika kita mau merenungi dan memahami, bahwa baik tekstual dan kontekstual serta kondisional dari doa tersebut, kita akan menemukan betapa banyak faidah dan relevansi doa itu bagi kita. Teks lengkap doa itu bisa kita baca di sini. Secara ringkasnya, seseorang datang kepada Nabi shallallahu alaihi wasallam mengeluhkan kemarau yang membinasakan dan untuk berdoa minta hujan. Setelah Rasulullah berdoa, hujan turun selama sepekan dan tidak berhenti. Orang itu datang kembali karena hujan telah membinasakan, maka Rasulullah membaca doa di atas sehingga hujan berhenti dan matahari kembali bersinar cerah.

Dalam kondisi hujan dan bencana banjir yang kita hadapi, tentu tidak ada ruginya kita membaca doa tersebut. Di antara faidah yang bisa kita petik:
1. Mengikuti amal yang dilakukan oleh Rasulullah shallallahu alaihi wasallam. Semua orang tahu dan sepakat bahwa sikap ittiba’ adalah kecintaan yang sempurna kepada beliau, dan tentu saja mendapat pahala.
2. Doa itu berisi agar hujan dialihkan ke tempat selain pemukiman, karena lebih membutuhkan dan lebih memberi manfaat. Allah maha mengetahui di mana tempat-tempat yang tepat untuk diturunkannya hujan yang bermanfaat. Maka doa ini mengajarkan kita untuk percaya dan mengembalikan keimanan kita seutuhnya dan murni kepada Allah saja.
3. Doa itu menyebutkan tempat-tempat agar hujan dialihkan yaitu dataran tinggi, perbukitan, lembah dan tanah subur. Apabila kita lihat kondisinya sekarang, tempat-tempat itu sudah rusak dan tidak berfungsi sesuai peruntukkannya. Ketika melihat iklan pengembang pemukiman: BEBAS BANJIR, kita akan dapati pemukiman tersebut berada di Daerah Aliran Sungai (DAS) atau Daerah Resapan Air (DRA). Maka karena kerusakan yang kita buat sendiri, wajar saja jika banjir melanda.

Bagaimanapun, secara harafiah dan maknawi, doa ini telah mengajak kita merenungi kembali apakah kita telah benar-benar mengikuti Rasulullah shallallahu alaihi wasallam. Semoga dengan mengamalkannya, Allah segera menghentikan hujan dan menerbitkan kembali cerahnya sinar matahari. Wallahu a’lam.


to love is to follow

27 Februari, 2010

Allah has created everything that exists in nature with a sense of love, including the man who has made as caliph, bearers of trust on earth. So the love of Allah to man, He did not allow us to live without purpose and without guidance. Human beings were not created by Allah but to serve Him [1] by purifying worship without associate with Him in worship of any kind[2].

However, can not be denied that some people worship their own way and think that Allah will accept their worship[3]. They argue that the love is the religion itself, even Allah is the love, so they replenish themselves with love it is it. Though there is no reason for anyone who claims to love, except to follow what is desired by the beloved.

Consequence of the love of Allah requires us to follow the Prophet as the Messenger in all goodness, faith, tawadhu’, and humble ourselves, thus all the sins we have done will be forgiven[4]. And whoever loves the Prophet, is mandatory for him to accept all guidances given by the Prophet, indeed it is really the best guidance. Among the evidence to follow the Prophet is believed that what was conveyed by him solely from Allah and the Prophet is not lying, reducing or adding to the words of Allah.

Then, with adherence to his commands, away from what he forbids, worship by following the Sunnah and avoid heresy as the worst case and an error that can lead us to Hell. In addition, a sign of devotion to the Prophet should be realized by sending Salawat as a tribute to him when his name is called, whether in prayer or on other occasions[5].

That’s what true love should be addressed to Allah and the Prophet.

[1] QS 51:56. “And I (Allah) created not the jinns and humans except they should worship Me (Alone).”

[2] QS 98:5. “And they were commanded not, but that they should worship Allah, and worship none but Him Alone (abstaining from ascribing partners to Him), and perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat) and give Zakat: and that is the right religion.”

[3] QS 2:165. “And of mankind are some who take (for worship) others besides Allah as rivals (to Allah). They love them as they love Allah. But those who believe, love Allah more (than anything else). If only, those who do wrong could see, when they will see the torment, that all power belongs to Allah and that Allah is Severe in punishment.”

[4] QS 3:31. Say (O Muhammad SAW to mankind): “If you (really) love Allah then follow me (i.e. accept Islamic Monotheism, follow the Qur’an and the Sunnah), Allah will love you and forgive you of your sins. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.”

[5] QS 33:56. “Allah sends His Salawat (Graces, Honours, Blessings, Mercy, etc.) on the Prophet (Muhammad SAW) and also His angels too (ask Allah to bless and forgive him). O you who believe! Send your Salawat on (ask Allah to bless) him (Muhammad SAW), and (you should) greet (salute) him with the Islamic way of greeting (salutation i.e. As-Salamu ‘Alaikum).”


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