Actual Opinion

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Preventing Nation Split

Soon we will have a general election which will determine Indonesian government for upcoming 5 years. What will happen if during the general election, an ulema nominated himself as one of the candidate? What will happen if during the general election, religion used as an argument to influence people to support for a particular political party’s interests?

This nation is a nation based on the One and Almighty God, so whenever religion has become an argument to influence people to support for a particular party’s interests, then this will potentially create for a nation split.

Moslem people in Indonesia is also one of the people who respect and obey much to their ulema, so whenever the ulema now has participated to become one of the candidate in the general election, then this will potentially create for a moslem people split.

Upon this potential of split and conflict amongst the people of this nation, our guru told to his disciples and all of us to be self introspective, stay close to Allah swt with doing dhikr and remembering Allah as many as possible. Asking for help from Allah to then this nation will be safe from potential thread of nation split. The way to get it is by getting back to the rope of Allah.

وَاعْتَصِمُوا بِحَبْلِ اللَّهِ جَمِيعًا وَلَا تَفَرَّقُوا ۚ وَاذْكُرُوا نِعْمَتَ اللَّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ إِذْ كُنْتُمْ أَعْدَاءً فَأَلَّفَ بَيْنَ
قُلُوبِكُمْ فَأَصْبَحْتُمْ بِنِعْمَتِهِ إِخْوَانًا وَكُنْتُمْ عَلَىٰ شَفَا حُفْرَةٍ مِنَ النَّارِ فَأَنْقَذَكُمْ مِنْهَا ۗ
كَذَٰلِكَ يُبَيِّنُ اللَّهُ لَكُمْ آيَاتِهِ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَهْتَدُونَ

“And hold firmly to the rope of Allah all together and do not become divided. And remember the favor of Allah upon you - when you were enemies and He brought your hearts together and you became, by His favor, brothers. And you were on the edge of a pit of the Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus does Allah make clear to you His verses that you may be guided.” (QS 3:103)

What is the rope of Allah? That is the guidance and direction from Allah to the moslem people in His order to us to hold firmly to His guidance and never loose it or careless. The way to do it is by doing dhikr in remrmbering Allah in every time as many as possible, so then Allah will bless us with His guidance.

Do not let the upcoming general election become the event which will create for nation split, so then let us all hold firmly to the rope of Allah. May this nation will survive to pass from the event of general election. (AK/ST)