Actual Opinion

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

The Way to be Grateful to Allah

Be grateful is one of the characteristic and property of a person, as Adam’s posterity, which differentiate it with iblees who was damned by Allah swt. Because with such gratitude, then human is lifted its degree by Allah swt to become a glorified creatures by Allah swt. Allah swt loves the people who always be grateful.

وَإِذْ تَأَذَّنَ رَبُّكُمْ لَئِنْ شَكَرْتُمْ لَأَزِيدَنَّكُمْ ۖ وَلَئِنْ كَفَرْتُمْ إِنَّ عَذَابِي لَشَدِيدٌ
“And [remember] when your Lord proclaimed, 'If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favor]; but if you deny, indeed, My punishment is severe." (QS 14:7)

However, as time goes by to the end, then nowadays there are a lot of opinion and understanding which taught by ulema that turn to make us confuse. There are true ulema and there are also ulema who only sold the verses of Allah swt. So, then everything become blur and unclear.

And so it happened on how we should be grateful to Allah swt. There are ulema who taught that the way to be grateful is enough with just saying ‘Hamdallah’ only. But there are also ulema who taught that to be grateful is by giving charity in a number of money. In fact, how is really the way to be grateful to Allah swt?

As for each person upon its own circumstances and its own conditions, then how we should do to be grateful to Allah swt will be different. It depends on his own circumstances and conditions. So, then in order to know how we should be grateful to Allah swt we must ask this to Allah swt so He will guide us how to be grateful to Him. As what had been done by the prophet Solomon as before.

رَبِّ أَوْزِعْنِي أَنْ أَشْكُرَ نِعْمَتَكَ الَّتِي أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيَّ وَعَلَىٰ وَالِدَيَّ وَأَنْ أَعْمَلَ
صَالِحًا تَرْضَاهُ وَأَدْخِلْنِي بِرَحْمَتِكَ فِي عِبَادِكَ الصَّالِحِينَ

".....My Lord, enable me to be grateful for Your favor which You have bestowed upon me and upon my parents and to do righteousness of which You approve. And admit me by Your mercy into [the ranks of] Your righteous servants." (QS 27:19)

So, that was how Allah swt taught us all to always be depending on His Guidance and Instructions in worshiping and grateful. So, it can not be done as what we wish, or be done based on the guidance from ulema only. The way to be grateful must be done based on Guidance from Allah swt.

A true ulema he will taught and accompany the moslem people to always be depending to Allah swt. Not depending to him, nor depending to his colleagues. Only the true ulema he has known the path to meet and find Allah swt, and then show the path to all of the people, so then we all will be able to get the Guidance and Directions from Allah swt. (AK/SY)