Actual Opinion

Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Not Worshiping the Scripture

The basic mistake in doing the religion which had been done by most of the moslem people is that most of us were doing the religion in one way direction only. Not interactive and none confirmation nor validation from Allah swt for which we had done and understood.

Most of us thought that if what had been done or understood in doing Islamic teachings had been confirmed or validated by the ustadz, then we assume that what had been done are already correct. Even though that such kind of assumptions was a kind of mistake in doing Islam. Those are practices which had been done by Jews and Christian people against their rabi and scholars.

اتَّخَذُوا أَحْبَارَهُمْ وَرُهْبَانَهُمْ أَرْبَابًا مِنْ دُونِ اللَّهِ وَالْمَسِيحَ ابْنَ مَرْيَمَ وَمَا أُمِرُوا إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُوا إِلَٰهًا وَاحِدًا ۖ
لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ ۚ سُبْحَانَهُ عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ

“They have taken their scholars and monks as lords besides Allah, and [also] the Messiah, the son of Mary. And they were not commanded except to worship one God; there is no deity except Him. Exalted is He above whatever they associate with Him.” (QS 9:31)

It is not certain that what had been taught by our ustadz was align with the teaching of Allah swt and His messenger. It is not certain that what we had been done and confirmed by our ustadz were the deeds which was blessed by Allah swt. We do not know all of those, because we never ask this question directly to Allah swt. We never know how to get the answer from Allah swt upon what we understood and done.

In this era, most of the ustadz and contemporer ulema thought that if what they do were already align with their understanding and interpretation against any verse in the Holy Book, then they assume that they are already right and claim themselves as the most right persons. Even though it is not certain. They are actually never get validation and confirmation from Allah swt upon their understanding and deeds.

Our guru was repeatedly warning us, if our behaviour and way of doing the Islamic teachings as what had been done by most of the moslem people today described above, then those practices are not too far away from what had been done by Jews and Christian people before. They worshiping the scripture and their ulema without being aware that what they did was wrong.

It should be, that for those who has not yet understand how to interact and build communication with Allah swt and His Messenger, please do not claim theirself as ulema. Do not let them spreading mistakes and incorrect message in doing Islam to the moslem people, just because they only know how to interprete the verse in Holy Book.

This kind of similar mistake was once had ever being use by Dr. Snouck Hurgronje or Syaikh Abdul Ghafar in splitting the moslem unity. (AK/ST)