Actual Opinion

Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Philosophy of a Servant

Philosophy is one of the branch of knowledge which was created since very ancient time at the golden era of Greek and Rome, and then it was reborn in Europe during the era of Renaissance when most of the European people questioning the church domination that is too strong at that time. In principle, Philosophy is a branch of knowledge which is questioning the true reality of something.

When we discover the reality nowadays, people at the northern hemisphere are far too advance in the civilization and science compared with the moslem people who live at the southern hemisphere regions, then perhaps it will raise up a philosophical question: Is this true that God has infinite justice?

When we discover a fact that it is western people who take care more on the global climate issue, when we discover that it is western people who take care more on survivability of endangered species, from penguin in the antartica up to the elephant flock in Africa, then perhaps it will raise up a philosophical question: It is true that moslem people are Rahmatan lil Alamin (Bringing grace to the universe)?

When we discover there is a group of moslem people doing raid violently against the other people, doing anarchy and behave intolerrant, gathering massive of people and yell insulting the nation attribute and other religions, then perhaps it will raise up a philosophical question: Is this a proper behaviour of a servant?

وَلَا تُصَعِّرْ خَدَّكَ لِلنَّاسِ وَلَا تَمْشِ فِي الْأَرْضِ مَرَحًا ۖ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُحِبُّ كُلَّ مُخْتَالٍ فَخُورٍ
“And do not turn your cheek [in contempt] toward people and do not walk through the earth exultantly. Indeed, Allah does not like everyone self-deluded and boastful.” (QS 31:18)

Many of moslem people in this country who do not have behaviour of taking care the other religions. They explisitly reveal the mistake of other religions understanding openly through the loud speaker in the mosque during the recitations or their speech in the mass media. Revealing the mistake of other religions understanding in the social media. Seems that they do not care that by doing such thing it will hurt the feeling of other religions. Being insensitive against the other people. They walk on earth with arrogant and proud of themselves and thought that they are the most right persons.

Is this true that such kind of behaviour is reflection of a servant?

Indonesia is one of the country which has history and culture of its society that really understand how to behave as a servant. A servant has to be humble, not arrogant, not doing anarchy nor spreading restlessness. A servant is polite, talk to others decently and always ready to help the other people. A servant is always be fully dependent to his God.

Is this true that behaviour of moslem people in Indonesia nowadays have already reflecting the bahvious of a servant? No matter what the reason is, being arrogant is the main bahaviour of an Iblees. (AK)