Sekedar ingin berbagi cerita dan menyimpan kenangan tentang PI Saijo yang selalu menghangatkan hati dan mengingatkan diri bahwa `kita tidak sendiri di sini`.
Pengajian pertama di tahun 2011 ini diadakan di kampung melayu. Tepatnya di apartementnya Mbak Widji. Sabtu siang hari itu cerah sekali, tapi ibu-ibu yang solehah tetap memilih ke pengajian dibanding jalan-jalan😉 (padahal mumpung cerah loh).
Seperti biasa, pengajian diawali dengan membaca Al quran dan artinya. Dan seperti biasanya juga diselingi nyicip2in kue-kue lezat hidang ibu PI Saijo😉. Setelah itu materi diisi oleh Pak Endan. Materi yang singkat namun mampu mengena di hati.
Kurang lebih beginilah isi dari materi sabtu itu :
إِنَّ الْحَمْدَ لِلَّهِ نَحْمَدُهُ وَنَسْتَعِيْنُهُ وَنَسْتَغْفِرُهْ وَنَعُوذُ بِاللهِ مِنْ شُرُوْرِ أَنْفُسِنَا وَمِنْ سَيِّئَاتِ أَعْمَالِنَا، مَنْ يَهْدِهِ اللهُ فَلاَ مُضِلَّ لَهُ وَمَنْ يُضْلِلْهُ فَلاَ هَادِيَ لَهُ. وَأَشْهَدُ أَنْ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيْكَ لَهُ وَأَشْهَدُ أَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُوْلُهُ. يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ أُوْصِيْكُمْ وَإِيَّايَ بِتَقْوَى اللهِ فَقَدْ فَازَ الْمُتَّقُوْنَ. قَالَ تَعَالَى: يَا أَيُّهاَ الَّذِيْنَ ءَامَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللهَ حَقَّ تُقَاتِهِ وَلاَ تَمُوْتُنَّ إِلاَّ وَأَنتُمْ مُّسْلِمُوْنَ. قَالَ تَعَالَى: يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اتَّقُوْا رَبَّكُمُ الَّذِيْ خَلَقَكُمْ مِّنْ نَفْسٍ وَاحِدَةٍ وَخَلَقَ مِنْهَا زَوْجَهَا وَبَثَّ مِنْهُمَا رِجَالاً كَثِيْرًا وَنِسَآءً وَاتَّقُوا اللهَ الَّذِيْ تَسَآءَلُوْنَ بِهِ وَاْلأَرْحَامَ إِنَّ اللهَ كَانَ عَلَيْكُمْ رَقِيْبًا. يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِيْنَ ءَامَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللهَ وَقُوْلُوْا قَوْلاً سَدِيْدًا. يُصْلِحْ لَكُمْ أَعْمَالَكُمْ وَيَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ ذُنُوْبَكُمْ وَمَنْ يُطِعِ اللهَ وَرَسُوْلَهُ فَقَدْ فَازَ فَوْزًا عَظِيْمًا.
أَمَّا بَعْدُ؛ فَإِنَّ أَصْدَقَ الْحَدِيثِ كِتَابُ اللهَ، وَخَيْرَ الْهَدْيِ هَدْيُ مُحَمَّدٍ صَلَّى الله عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَشَّرَ الأُمُورِ مُحْدَثَاتُهَا وَكُلَّ مُحْدَثَةٍ بِدْعَةٌ وَكُلَّ بِدْعَةٍ ضَلاَلَةٌ وَكُلَّ ضَلاَلَةٍ فِي النَّارِ. اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ وَسَلِّمْ عَلَى نَبِيِّنَا مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَى آلِهِ وَصَحْبِهِ وَمَنْ تَبِعَهُمْ بِإِحْسَانٍ إِلَى يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ.
All thank, praise and gratitude is due to Alláh, Lord of the universe, We praise Him and we seek help from Him. We ask forgiveness from Him. We repent to Him; and we seek refuge in Him from our own evils and our own bad deeds. Anyone who is guided by Alláh, he is indeed guided; and anyone who has been left astray, will find no one to guide him.
We bear witness and testify that no one is worthy of worship beside Alláh, the Only One without any partner; we also bear witness and testify that Muhammad sws, is indeed the servant, slave and messenger of Allah. May Allah swt stresses peace mercy blessings and salutations be on our beloved prophet Muhammad SAW, his family, his friends and those who are correctly following the guidance until the day of judgment.
My beloved brothers…
In the above ayah, Allah has given us a command:
“O ye who believe! Fear Allah as He should be feared, and die not except as Muslim.”
In this verse, Allah has commanded us to fear Him, with the truly correct meaning of fear. And He also commanded us not to die except as Muslim.
This great command of Allah, the command of being dead as Muslim is not a simple command. Don’t ever think that we will pass this command in such an easy way. Why to die as muslim is not simple? There are at least two reasons: Firstly, because iblis, the King of shaitons, has sworn in front of Almighty Allah:
(Iblîs) said: “Because You have sent me astray, surely I will sit in wait against them (human beings) on Your Straight Path (16) Then I will come to them from before them and behind them, from their right and from their left, and You will not find most of them as thankful ones (i.e. they will not be dutiful to You).”
Iblis think that we, human beings, represented by NabiuAllah Adam AS, are their rivals, their competitors, their adversaries. Because the existence of Adam has made iblis been expelled from paradise forever. That’s why iblis will put their best efforts to bring us with them going to the hell. Na’udzubillah.
The second reason why to die as muslim is not so simple, because Allah SWT has said:
Alif Lam Mim. (1) Do people think that they will be left alone on saying “We believe” and that they will not be tested? (2) We did test those before them, and Allah will certainly know those who are true from those who are liars.
Don’t ever think that Allah will let we die as Muslim before He brings us many tests in our life. Don’t ever think that everybody who is currently Muslim will die as Muslim too.
My beloved brothers,
In our life, Allah SWT has given us many tests. By giving the tests, He wants to know which one of us are the true believers and which one of us are the liars. Allah would test us with our iman, with our patience, with our money, with our time… with our loyalty, with our true love to Him.
And how about our knowledge? I mean our knowledge about this religion? Will it also be tested? The answer is definitely yes, becaus knowledge is the foundation for everything. Knowledge about religion is very fundamental for our iman and its implementation in our ‘amal (good deeds). The knowledge can determine the quality and the rightness of our iman and amal. And knowledge is very important to save our life from the doubtful ideas and tricky questions from shaithons during our life, most particularly during our sakaratul maut. Knowledge is the number one in Islam before everything. Therefore Allah SWT has started the revelation of qur’an with the word: “Iqra’” to emphasize the importance of seeking knowledge in Islam.
Later on Al-Imam Muhammad bin Ismail bin Ibrahim Al-Bukhari rahimahullah who has excellently compiled the collection of hadith in his great and outsanding book called “Shahih Bukhari”, he started writting the book with the chapter called: “Al’Ilmu qoblal qauli wal ‘amal”. (Knowledge is the foundation before saying and doing anything.”
If we don’t have enough knowledge about God, the Almighty Allah swt, His Characters, His names, His Powers, His Kingdom, His Greatness, His Commands and so on, then Shaithons may attack us from this side. If we don’t have enough knowledge about quran, shaithon may attack us from this side. If we don’t have enough knowledge about the authenticity of hadith, shaithon may attack us from this side. Shaithons always bring us many shubhats (doubtfulness) about everything in our life.
My beloved brothers…
I remind myself and all of you that shaithons will put their best efforts to misguide us even until the last minutes of our life. Shaitons will not be desparate in misguding us. And please remember that we never know when is our last minutes. It could be today, it could be tomorrow or could be the day after and Allah knows better about it.
Sakaratul maut (the final process of death) is the limited and critical time. Shaithon and his companions will come to you, they may come to you with something very beautiful and full of hopes, just to make you die as an unbeliever. They may offer you with something that is confusing your heart. They may ask you with many difficult and doubtful questions, and they may attack you from the weak parts of your iman (faith).
Sakaratul maut is the final process of death and it is the last chance for shaithon to mislead and to make temptation to every humankind. Shaithon and his companions will put their terrible effort to mislead that person, and even sometimes shaithons are able transfigure and resemble the faces of our father and mother.
Al-Imam Ibrahim bin Muhammad bin Muflih al-Maqdisi al-Hambali rahimahullah in his book Mashaaib al-Insan min Makaa-id al-Syaithan in Chapter 22 describes how shaithon and his companions put their final effort to mislead the dying person before his death. In that chapter, the author of the book brings one hadith narated by Abu Dawud rahimahullah in the book Sunan Abu Dawud that when a Muslim is facing sakaratul maut Iblis will give commands to his best troops and soldiers and say: “Do your best effort right now, because if you fail now you will not have any more chance to mislead that person.”
Another hadith narated by Al Imam Abu Nu’aim rahimahullah from Wailah bin al-Asqa’ radhiallhu‘anhu that Rasulullah shallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam said: “Give guidance to the person who is facing the death with the sentence Laa Ilaaha Illallaah and make him happy with a good news from heaven. Truly even for a pious person, man or woman will be confused when he or she is facing the death and being tempted. Truly at that time shaithon is much closer to the dying person while at the same time when he looks at the Angel of Death He looks like a thousand of swords.” (au kama qola)
Abdullah bin Ahmad, the son of Al-Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal rahimahumallah said, “I was present besides my father when he was facing his death. I brought a towel to tie up his beard and he was unconscious. And a while later when he became conscious, he said, ‘not yet, not yet!’ He pronounced that words several times. And I asked him, ‘O my father, what are you looking at?’ He answered, ‘shaithon was standing up in front of me and he bitted his own fingers and he said, ‘I’ve failed in misleading you Ahmad.’ but I replied to shaithon, ‘Not yet, until I completely die’.”
Al-Imam Abu Hasan al-Qabisi rahimahullah in his book Risalah Ibnu Abi Zaid explains that when someone is facing sakaratul maut there will be two shaithons sitting downs beside his head and keep whispering to mislead the person, one at the right side and the other one at the left side. The one on the right side transfigures his father’s face and says, “my son, I love you so much. Later if you die, please die in the Christianity because it is the best religion.” And the one on the left side transfigures his mother’s face and says, “my son, you were living in my womb, you were drinking from my breast, and you were sleeping on my lap, and I want to ask you one thing if later you die please die as Jews, because it is the best religion.”
Al-Imam Ghazali rahimahullah said that at that crucial time Allah will guide whoever He wants to guide and Allah will leave astray whoever He wants to leave astray. That’s why Allah has commanded us during our lifetime to constantly pray the specific pray stated in the qur’an Surah Ali Imran verse 8:
“(They say): “Our Lord! Let not our hearts deviate (from the truth) after You have guided us, and grant us mercy from You. Truly, You are the Bestower,”.”
Meaning that, O Allah don’t make our heart tends to deviate from the truth at the final process of the death (sakaratul maut) after you have been guiding us for a long period of time.
If Allah wishes to make guidance on a dying person, then He will give mercy on him and the Angle Jibril will come to exile the shaitons from the face of that person and say, “(Ya mukmin) O the one who believe, they are your enemies from shaitons, please die by taking with you this true and strait path religion and Muhammad’s way of life.”
Al-Imam Ibnu Al-Jauzi rahimahullah in his book Shaid al-Khathir said, “I advice myself and also to anyone who can hear this advise, be strong in your sakaratul maut – la haula walaa quwwata illa billah –because the temptation and whispers from shaithons during sakaratul maut is very tricky, terrible and confusing. We seek refuge in Allah guidance and to be strong in this critical time ever in our life.” Wallahu ta’ala ‘alam. Washolatu wasalamu ‘ala Rasulillah. Walhamdulillahirobbil ‘alamin.
بَارَكَ اللهُ لِيْ وَلَكُمْ فِي الْقُرْآنِ الْعَظِيْمِ، وَنَفَعَنِيْ وَإِيَّاكُمْ بِمَا فِيْهِ مِنَ اْلآيَاتِ وَالذِّكْرِ الْحَكِيْمِ، وَتَقَبَلَّ اللهُ مِنِّيْ وَمِنْكُمْ تِلاَوَتَهُ، إِنَّهُ هُوَ السَّمِيْعُ الْعَلِيْمُ. أَقُوْلُ قَوْلِيْ هَذَا وَأَسْتَغْفِرُ اللهَ الْعَظِيْمَ لِيْ وَلَكُمْ وَلِسَائِرِ الْمُسْلِيِمْنَ وَالْمُسْلِمَاتِ وَالْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ. فَاسْتَغْفِرُوْهُ، إِنَّهُ هُوَ الْغَفُوْرُ الرَّحِيْمُ
My beloved brothers,
I remind myself and all of you, be caution with the existence of shations in our life, because shaithons recognize us very well, they have been living with us since we were born. They know what we like and they know what we don’t like. They know in which parts we are strong and in which parts we are weak. They know in which parts of this religion that we are still lacking of knowledge so they may bring us many shubhats (doubtfullness) from this weak point.
An above all things my brothers, shaithons have an ability to enter our blood system. As you know, blood flows to every part of our organs and nerve systems, including our brain and our heart. From these organs, shaithons are sending their bed messages to confuse our faith, to obscure our belief, and to drive our desires.
Don’t ever think that our activity, our ibadah, our amal, our sin, our bed deeds, are not related to the sakaratul maut event. Don’t ever think that our lack of knowledge about this religion is not related to that crucial time ever in our life. Yes indeed it is much definetly related.
My beloved brothers…
Seek knowledge of Islam as much as we can do to eliminate the shubhats from shaithons. Yes of course, what we are doing here in Hiroshima is also part of seeking knowledge. But seeking knowledge about our religion, our God and anything related to Islam are the ones that can purify the quality of our iman, increase the rightness of our amal and most importantly to defeat shaithon during sakaratul maut.
Wallahu ta’ala ‘alam. Washolatu wasalamu ‘ala Rasulillah. Walhamdulillahirobbil ‘alamin.
إِنَّ اللهَ وَمَلاَئِكَتَهُ يُصَلُّوْنَ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ، يَا أَيُّهاَ الَّذِيْنَ ءَامَنُوْا صَلُّوْا عَلَيْهِ وَسَلِّمُوْا تَسْلِيْمًا. اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَى آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ كَمَا صَلَّيْتَ عَلَى إِبْرَاهِيْمَ وَعَلَى آلِ إِبْرَاهِيْمَ، إِنَّكَ حَمِيْدٌ مَجِيْدٌ. وَبَارِكْ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَى آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ كَمَا بَارَكْتَ عَلَى إِبْرَاهِيْمَ وَعَلَى آلِ إِبْرَاهِيْمَ، إِنَّكَ حَمِيْدٌ مَجِيْدٌ.
اَللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِلْمُسْلِمِيْنَ وَالْمُسْلِمَاتِ، وَالْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ، اْلأَحْيَاءِ مِنْهُمْ وَاْلأَمْوَاتِ. رَبَّنَا اغْفِرْ لَنَا وَلإِخْوَانِنَا الَّذِيْنَ سَبَقُوْنَا بِاْلإِيْمَانِ وَلاَ تَجْعَلْ فِيْ قُلُوْبِنَا غِلاًّ لِّلَّذِيْنَ ءَامَنُوْا رَبَّنَا إِنَّكَ رَءُوْفٌ رَّحِيْمٌ. رَبَّنَا ظَلَمْنَا أَنْفُسَنَا وَإِنْ لَّمْ تَغْفِرْ لَنَا وَتَرْحَمْنَا لَنَكُوْنَنَّ مِنَ الْخَاسِرِيْنَ. رَبَّنَا اغْفِرْ لَنَا وَلِوَالِدَيْنَا وَارْحَمْهُمَا كَمَا رَبَّيَانَا صِغَارًا. اَللَّهُمَّ افْتَحْ بَيْنَنَا وَبَيْنَ قَوْمِنَّا بِالْحَقِّ وَاَنْتَ خَيْرُ الْفَاتِحِيْنَ. اَللَّهُمَّ إِنَّا نَسْأَلُكَ عِلْمًا نَافِعًا وَرِزْقًا طَيِّبًا وَعَمَلاً مُتَقَبَّلاً.
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنَّا نَسْأَلُكَ مِنَ الْخَيْرِ كُلِّهِ مَا عَلِمْنَا مِنْهُ وَمَا لَمْ نَعْلَمْ، وَنَعُوْذُ بِكَ مِنَ الشَّرِّ كُلِّهِ مَا عَلِمْنَا مِنْهُ وَمَا لَمْ نَعْلَمْ. اَللَّهُمَّ إِنَّا نَسْأَلُكَ مِنْ خَيْرِ مَا سَأَلَكَ بِهِ عِبَادُكَ الصَّالِحُوْنَ، وَنَعُوْذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا اسْتَعَاذَ بِكَ مِنْهُ عِبَادُكَ الصَّالِحُوْنَ.
اَللَّهُمَّ أَرِنَا الْحَقَّ حَقًّا وَارْزُقْنَا اتِّبَاعَهُ، وَأَرِنَا الْبَاطِلَ باَطِلاً وَارْزُقْنَا اجْتِنَابَهُ. رَبَّنَا هَبْ لَنَا مِنْ أَزْوَاجِنَا وَذُرِّيَّاتِنَا قُرَّةَ أَعْيُنٍ وَاجْعَلْنَا لِلْمُتَّقِينَ إِمَامًا.
Demikian kurang lebih materi dari yang disampaikan dengan singkat padat dan tentunya dengan bahasa indonesia :)).
Setelah mendengarkan materi, waktunya `menyikat` hidangan yang lezat dari tuan rumah nyam nyam nyam.