Actual Opinion

Saturday, 12 January 2019

Sholeh Deeds

In many parts in the Qoran it was stated that next time during the day of judgement, Allah swt will give award to the person who believed and did sholeh deeds with heaven that there will be rivers flow beneath it. But there raise up a question now: What are included as the sholeh deeds?

Many of moslem people they interpreted the sholeh deeds according to their own version and perspective, but those all are uncertainly right.

As for a moslem who has radical and hard perspective, might thought that doing sholeh deeds is identical with doing suicide bomb. So, then when the bomb explodes and kill many people, then the perpetrator will get in to heaven. Is it view like this right? Actually killing innocent people without right reason will be awarded with hell.

The other several people thought that sholeh deeds is like paying zakah, giving charity or helping poor people. Is it view like this right? Whereas in reality in the case of giving charity, in fact that it is the non-moslem people who give more charity. There had been a survey done by Gallup which put countries like Burma, USA, Australia and New Zealand in top level for the people who give money and time as charity mostly.

The other people thought that sholeh deeds is like doing prayer, fasting or going for pilgrimage. Is it view like this right? Where as in fact someone who does worshiping even for 500 years, at the end it will not be able to use it to purchase the heaven. Doing worshiping is not exactly identic with doing sholeh deeds.

So, then what is really the sholeh deeds? As for finding the answer let us see a statement from Allah swt in the Qoran as follow.

قُلْ إِنَّمَا أَنَا بَشَرٌ مِثْلُكُمْ يُوحَىٰ إِلَيَّ أَنَّمَا إِلَٰهُكُمْ إِلَٰهٌ وَاحِدٌ ۖ
فَمَنْ كَانَ يَرْجُو لِقَاءَ رَبِّهِ فَلْيَعْمَلْ عَمَلًا صَالِحًا وَلَا يُشْرِكْ بِعِبَادَةِ رَبِّهِ أَحَدًا

“Say, "I am only a man like you, to whom has been revealed that your god is one God. So whoever would hope for the meeting with his Lord - let him do righteous work and not associate in the worship of his Lord anyone." (QS 18:110)

According to the above verse, sholeh deeds is any kind of good deeds which has final goal of Encountering with Allah swt.

By doing the prayer so far, has it brought us to encounter Allah swt? By doing the fasting so far, has it brought us to encounter Allah swt? By paying zakah and giving the charity so far, has it brought us to encounter Allah swt? If the answer is Never, than those are not part of sholeh deeds.

The sholeh deeds are any kind of good deeds which were done based on truly sincerity. What was meant with the truly sincerity? Sincerity means that we annihilate the interrests and concerns of ourselves. Emptying completely our own self from passions and personal interrest, then submitting ourselves completely to Allah swt. Hence under this circumstance that encountering with Allah swt is possible.

Every kind of deeds which were done under such circumstance that the condition is in full of sincerity then those deeds are really the sholeh deeds. Every kind of good deeds of sholeh deeds are result of the deed of Allah swt and they were intended for the purpose of Allah’s interrests, not for the purpose of human’s interrests.

So, based on those points, then whoever the believer and they did sholeh deeds then next during the afterlife Allah swt will award them with the prize which is heaven that there are rivers flow beneath it. Based on that then it answered why did our guru taught his disciples such basic principle of be Patience, Honest and Sincere. Such a deep thought and secret lay inside. (AK/ST)