Bogor, UIN NEWS Online – The Head of Doctoral Program of UIN Jakarta Graduate School Didin Saepuddin Buchori invites all Muslims to make the Qur’an a compass of life in all aspects, whether economic, political, socio-cultural, educational, and community activities. It is as the Prophet (s) said, which means, “I leave two things that if you hold fast to them, you will not be lost forever, that is the Messenger and the Sunnah of the Prophet”.
Thus Didin said in his khutbah preaching at Eid al-Fitr 1439 H at Astrid Square Bogor Botanical Garden, not far from Bogor State Palace, West Java, Friday (06/15/2018). Eid al-Fitr prayer in addition to the presence of President Joko Widodo and First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo, as well as Minister of Religious Lukman Hakim Saefuddin and a number of local residents.
Didin said that in the economic aspect, the Qur’an teaches that economic assets should not only circulate among the rich only, while the poor neighborhoods are not given access at all. This of course will lead to a widening gap between the rich and the poor.
“In some cases, the gaping effect of this gap could lead to a costly social revolution,” he said.
The Qur’an also teaches honesty in trading transactions. Do not cheat by reducing scales, prohibited from selling goods by cheating, forbidden to hoard goods with the intention of raising the price, and cursed to run the business wheel by way of false.
While in the political aspect, Didin continued, the Qur’an teaches that the power is cast down among people. Power is obliged to enforce justice, because justice closer to the predicate of taqwa (i’dilu huwa aqrabu littaqwa). Fairness must even be shown to anyone indiscriminately; he is a friend or foe, he is loved or hated.
In the social aspect, he said, the Qur’an teaches the obligation of Muslims to pay attention to the faqirs, the poor, the persecuted, and the helpless. If you note, all verses of the Qur’an are interesting. Of the thousands of verses contained there are many contents that explain the social aspect, muamalah aspect. A scholar even compares a verse of worship versus 100 verses of muamalah.
Muamalah means worship associated with human relationships with human beings such as realizing the welfare of society, building civilization, uphold justice, promote the economy, build civil society, promote and develop science, mobilize the people are well off to raise the poor, feeding the hungry, giving a thirsty drink, giving clothes to the naked, defending the rights of the oppressed. Therefore in the month of Ramadan many suggestions give to the do not have. Feeding the fasting to the fasting gets the reward of fasting.
“The Muslims must be pious and monumental, meaning those who turn others into pious. We also, must be hadin, meaning that gets guided and muhtadin, which shows kindness to others, “explained Professor of Faculty of Adab and Humanities.
In another part of his lecture, Didin also invites Muslims to live harmoniously and peacefully in society. According to him, the Qur’an encourages Muslims to live peacefully and peacefully, peacefully and peacefully, peacefully and reconcile, in the midst of pluralism, because Islam is a religion of mercy for the whole life of the universe.
Islam strongly condemns all forms of violence and cruelty both individual and collective violence that are collective on the basis of ideological hatred, such as terrorism. The mode of terrorists has now changed. In the past, they involved only one or two male perpetrators, now the mode of being one family consisting of the head of the family as the main actor, his wife and his minors. Children are hardly indoctrinated to be ready to die of suicide, tearing up their entrails with the bombs they carry for the ideological purpose of their parents.
Therefore, Didin hopes faith and devotion that has been forged in the last month of Ramadan is maintained and maintained in order not to degenerate or slide. When faith declines very unfortunately, hunger and thirst for a month of fasting do not have a positive effect on the condition of faith itself.
“increase the faith on the heart,” he said. (usa-rs)