Actual Opinion

Monday, 11 February 2019

Between Reading and Executing

Today, the activity to read Qoran is being more encouraged and being raised by several people in the moslem community as an activity which must done every day. Furthermore, during the Ramadhan month, there were a lot of moslem people who set their target to finish reading the whole book of the Qoran during that month.

In fact, reading the Qoran itself is not part of the pillars of Islam nor the pillars of the faith which are commonly known by moslem people. And even it is not a mandatory within the Islamic rule. However, yet there are a lot of people who consider reading the Qoran as if it is part of mandatory activity in the Islamic rule after prayer and fasting.

In this case, our guru taught his disciples to take more focus on executing what were in the Qoran compared with just merely reading it. Executing is more important and more essential than just reading it.

As an example for such case is an instruction from Allah swt which was in the Qoran as the following verse below:

قُلِ اللَّهُمَّ مَالِكَ الْمُلْكِ تُؤْتِي الْمُلْكَ مَنْ تَشَاءُ وَتَنْزِعُ الْمُلْكَ مِمَّنْ تَشَاءُ وَتُعِزُّ مَنْ تَشَاءُ وَتُذِلُّ مَنْ
تَشَاءُ ۖ بِيَدِكَ الْخَيْرُ ۖ إِنَّكَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

“Say, O Allah, Owner of Sovereignty, You give sovereignty to whom You will and You take sovereignty away from whom You will. You honor whom You will and You humble whom You will. In Your hand is [all] good. Indeed, You are over all things competent.” (QS 3:26)

In addressing the verse above, most of the moslem people they transparently reading the whole verse. Including is the word at the beginning of the verse: “Qul – Say”. In reality we all knew and understood that such word is an instruction from Allah swt to the people. Then, because we are human, not the parrot, then in addressing such verse like that we should follow up with praying to Allah swt, with the following pray:

اللَّهُمَّ مَالِكَ الْمُلْكِ تُؤْتِي الْمُلْكَ مَنْ تَشَاءُ وَتَنْزِعُ الْمُلْكَ مِمَّنْ تَشَاءُ وَتُعِزُّ مَنْ تَشَاءُ وَتُذِلُّ مَنْ
تَشَاءُ ۖ بِيَدِكَ الْخَيْرُ ۖ إِنَّكَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

"O Allah, Owner of Sovereignty, You give sovereignty to whom You will and You take sovereignty away from whom You will. You honor whom You will and You humble whom You will. In Your hand is [all] good. Indeed, You are over all things competent.”

That is the follow up action which shall be done upon the verse above. So, we do not need to repeat the word “Qul – Say” at the beginning of the verse. Because that one was the instruction, and the instruction needs execution, not just repeating the instruction words.

Beside that one, in fact there are many other verses in the Qoran which are started with the word “Qul – Say”. Howver, many of us addressing it with repearing the word “Qul – Say”, because the true orientation of many of us are only reading it. Not many who has orientation of executing it.

So, then whenever there is someone who utilize that verse to pray without the word of “Qul – Say” it sounds weird and uncommon. Become something which is strange. In fact, this is which should be and actually has to be done. Executing the instruction is not by repeating the words of instruction itself.

Hopefully that this article will be able to strighten our orientation upon the contents of the Qoran. It would be far better to execute the instruction of Allah swt within the Qoran than just read it. (AK/ST)


Posted by YAYASAN AKHLAQUL KARIMAH DARUL IMAN at 20.29