Actual Opinion

Friday, 01 February 2019

Let Us Keep to Live in Congregation

Some times we have to take long journey in order to get knowledge, as what happened to the messenger of Allah swt before, Moses as, that he had to take a long journey and very exhausting in order to get knowledge. But with a very strong determination and high motivation it didn’t block his intention, even if he had to walk in long period.

وَإِذْ قَالَ مُوسَىٰ لِفَتَاهُ لَا أَبْرَحُ حَتَّىٰ أَبْلُغَ مَجْمَعَ الْبَحْرَيْنِ أَوْ أَمْضِيَ حُقُبًا
“And [mention] when Moses said to his servant, "I will not cease [traveling] until I reach the junction of the two seas or continue for a long period." (QS 18:60)

Go and leave the family in order to get knowledge is a noble deed which had been done by so many previous ulema and the truth seeker. Besides, that by gathering altogether and congregating will keep us out from being pounced by satan.

Today, amongst so many groups and flock of recitation, only the congregation of Akhlaqul Karimah Darul Iman which declares clearly enmity and strugling against satan. So, then when we do not keep ourselves in congregation, gather around and close our ranks, then certainly we will be torn by satan.

A member who split away from the congregation will be easily pounced by satan. Without being relized we will be easily deceived by ibleez and his troops. Next is a hadith which was told by Imam Ahmad and Imam Tirmidzr from Muaz ibn Jabal, Rasulullah saw said, “Really that satan is like a wolve to the human, such as a wolve to the goat, it will pounce a goat that was separated and being alone from its crowd. So, then keep away from being splitted, and put yourself in congregation and be together with the ummah.”

Within the Qoran, Allah swt also instructed us all to keep ourselves to hold rope of Allah swt and do not divided.

وَاعْتَصِمُوا بِحَبْلِ اللَّهِ جَمِيعًا وَلَا تَفَرَّقُوا ۚ
“And hold firmly to the rope of Allah all together and do not become divided…” (QS 3:103)

So, that is one of the message which is intended to be delivered to all of the member of this congregation that we all have to gather around and close our ranks. Because the time of mercy from Allah swt will come soon, so we have to be grateful with the true grateful. Do not let ourselves separate away and alone so then we can be the victim of the wolve’s pouncing. (AK/SY)