Actual Opinion

Sunday, 05 August 2018

Let Us Choose a Leader

Some times recently and also next year, Indonesian people will be occupied by the process of election of a leader, a regional leader and also a nation leader. The general circumstances and conditions of the Indonesian people will be occupied by a lot of political statements, opinions and political movements.

The general opinion will be influenced by a particular group to direct the decision of choosing a leader to a particular candidate. Hidden or Unhidden campaigns will be widely and massively open, so the the people will be attracted to decide his decision to select a particular candidate as a leader.

Finally, this will bring Indonesian people in confuse. Because based on many previous experiences, there were many of the figures promised many good things to be happened during their campaigns, but in reality after they were elected, every single promises they promised during the campaigns were not fulfilled.

We all, as an ordinary people, as a common understanding people for sure we are not able to check and ensure that the candidate we are about to select is truly an honest person, fit and proper to become a leader. Hence, how should we actually select the leader correctly?

We as human being has many limitations and weaknesses in considering if a candidate is actually the correct one to become a leader. Usually what we did was selecting it based on the political party, based on the similarity of view and opinions, based on the similarity of idea or similarity of his religion.

Does the way we choose a leader based on those criterias above is the correct way to do? The answer is not correct. It will not be guaranteed that the candidate we chose based on the similarities above will give result to choose a right one to become a leader. Based on previous experiences, the way of selecting a leader based on those criterias was not always correct. There were many good candidates who were actually the correct person for a leader, they were out of election.

Then, how should be the way we do in choosing a leader? For the Indonesian people who are based and believe upon the One Almighty God, then naturally we should ask this to the One Almighty God to guide and inform us in deciding the correct person to be selected for a leader.

At this time now, when the Qoran had bee already established and completed, Will Allah swt still give His Guidance? The answer is Yes. Even though that there had been the Qoran as Guidance, then Allah swt will still give His guidance to the believers so then they will not wrongly selecting a leader. Allah swt will inspire His guidance through the hearts of the believers.

وَمَنْ يُؤْمِنْ بِاللَّهِ يَهْدِ قَلْبَهُ ۚ وَاللَّهُ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمٌ
“.....And whoever believes in Allah - He will guide his heart. And Allah is Knowing of all things.” (QS 64:11)

At the age when many of ustadz and the preachers are considering that it has been already enough only with the Qoran and do not believe there should be any additional guidance at this time, Will it really Allah swt give His guidance? The answer is Yes.

إِنَّ عَلَيْنَا لَلْهُدَىٰ
“Indeed, [incumbent] upon Us is guidance.” (QS 92:12)

At this time, when every candiate has many supporters and they will not hesitate to use religious propositions to influence moslem people to choose them, then it is really a mandatory for us to ask for guidance from Allah swt so then we will not lost and worngly choose a leader. Because everyone now can use religious propositions for his own interrests or his own group’s interrests, as already done before by Snouck Hurgronje.

So, those are the points which were taught by our guru. Let us now establish our heart and intention to ask for guidance from Allah swt. Whoever really believe and sincere in praying to ask for guidance, then Allah swt certainly will give His guidance. As long as our heart clean and transparent enough, we will be surely heard and felt His guidance.

To every ustadz and the preachers, please not to forbid someone from asking for guidance directly from his God, because eventually God is not sleeping today. He always watches carefully His creatures and controlls every single matter in His Kingdom. Please do not push and force your own opinion, the ustadz and the preachers, as the ultimate truth, because it is guidance from Allah swt that is the true ultimate truth. (AK/ST)