Actual Opinion

Monday, 28 January 2019

Family: the University of Life

The thing that will save someone in the next afterlife, not just merely by the high of religious knowledge, or a lot of quantities of the rewards. But, the most important things to save in the afterlife are the characters of patient, Honest and Sincere. Without the characters of Patient, Honest and Sincere then someone will not be able to be save on this life on earth and in the next afterlife.

In order to have such characters of Patient, Honest and Sincere, then there will be no college which can teach, no ustadz who can give such education, except that by practicing it directly in a family. Getting married for a moslem is a gateway to build a family, and within the family we all will have education and also test if we are Patient, Honest and Sincere or not.

Eventhough that he is an ustadz, or a big ulema who has broad knowledge in religious, but if in his family he can not perform such characters of Patient, Honest and Sincere, then those religious knowledge is useless. Without the characters of Patient, Honest and Sincere in the family then we can not be save from the hell.

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا قُوا أَنْفُسَكُمْ وَأَهْلِيكُمْ نَارًا وَقُودُهَا النَّاسُ وَالْحِجَارَةُ عَلَيْهَا مَلَائِكَةٌ غِلَاظٌ شِدَادٌ لَا يَعْصُونَ
اللَّهَ مَا أَمَرَهُمْ وَيَفْعَلُونَ مَا يُؤْمَرُون

“O you who have believed, protect yourselves and your families from a Fire whose fuel is people and stones, over which are [appointed] angels, harsh and severe; they do not disobey Allah in what He commands them but do what they are commanded.” (QS 66:6)

So, that was what our guru taught to his disciples to protect their family with the characters of Patient, Honest and Sincere. To make our family as the university of life, which will teach and test us.

It would be fine if we go far away to seek for knowledge, but the true college in life is within our own family at home. (AK/ST)