Monday, 03 September 2018
Maintaining Human’s Glory
When human was created at first time, Allah swt instructed all of His creatures to kneel in front of human. So, then based on that instruction all of angles were knelt down in front of human, except iblees. He denied Allah’s instruction and did not agree with the fact that Allah had glorified the human.
قَالَ أَرَأَيْتَكَ هَٰذَا الَّذِي كَرَّمْتَ عَلَيَّ لَئِنْ أَخَّرْتَنِ إِلَىٰ يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ لَأَحْتَنِكَنَّ ذُرِّيَّتَهُ إِلَّا قَلِيلًا
“[Iblees] said, "Do You see this one whom You have honored above me? If You delay me until the Day of Resurrection, I will surely destroy his descendants, except for a few." (QS 17:62)
In reality, what was causing human being glorified by Allah swt? Most of us might think that it was already since the begining that Allah glorified all of us. Does this is a correct understanding? The answer is No.
It is wrong to think that since begining as a granted we all had been glorified by Allah swt. It is also incorrect if we think that the glory given by Allah swt to human was because we had been created by Allah swt in a perfect creation, physically and spiritually.
According to the teaching taught by our guru, the glory of human is based on his moral. If the moral of a human reflecting the values of glory, then that man can become glorious. In contrary, if the moral of a human reflecting an immoral deeds, then the position of that human is inglorious, even he can be lower than animal.
The glory is actually belonged to Allah swt. Whoever wants the glory from Allah swt, so let them raise up good words and also noble deeds.
مَنْ كَانَ يُرِيدُ الْعِزَّةَ فَلِلَّهِ الْعِزَّةُ جَمِيعًا ۚ إِلَيْهِ يَصْعَدُ الْكَلِمُ الطَّيِّبُ وَالْعَمَلُ الصَّالِحُ يَرْفَعُهُ ۚ
وَالَّذِينَ يَمْكُرُونَ السَّيِّئَاتِ لَهُمْ عَذَابٌ شَدِيدٌ ۖ وَمَكْرُ أُولَٰئِكَ هُوَ يَبُورُ
“Whoever desires honor [through power] - then to Allah belongs all honor. To Him ascends good speech, and righteous work raises it. But they who plot evil deeds will have a severe punishment, and the plotting of those - it will perish.” (QS 35:10)
What are actually the good words and noble deeds? The good words are the words like Syahadah, Istgihfar and Sholawah. And the noble deeds are any kind of behaviour to do dhikr of those good words. That was the secret of how to get and to maintain the glory of a human being. The secret of akhlaqul karimah.
So, the true meaning of the noble deeds (akhlaqul karimah) are any kind of behaviour to remembering Allah swt while standing, sitting or lying down by doing dhikr of such good words, like the words of Syahadah, Istighfar and Sholawah.
Today, there are a lot of moslem people who actually do not understand and do not aware of what is the noble deeds really are. So, then many of moslem people today who do not understand how to get the glory and how to maintain this. Without glorious, then human is just merely a lowly creature. Even they are more misguided than animal.
Today, when there will be a natural disaster about to occur, such as a great vulcanic eruption or big earthquake, animals will have better understanding through the signs in nature than humans. So that is the position of human nowadays, supposing that he is greater and more perfect, but in reality most of the people are actually more misguided than animals. (AK/ST)
Posted by YAYASAN AKHLAQUL KARIMAH DARUL IMAN at 23.59