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Wednesday, 1 January 2014

La Taghdab

This is my first artwork that has been published in “Majalah Sinergi Edisi - 5”. Yeah, I know, I know. It’s not that cute, but I did tried my best. It’s my first one. Please spare me… <(=)”

Okay, back to our main topic please.

Rasulullah S.A.W. bersabda, “Orang yang kuat bukanlah orang yang mampu mengalahkan lawannya. Sesungguhnya orang yang kuat adalah orang yang mampu menguasai dirinya ketika marah.” (HR Ahmad, Bukhari dan Muslim dari Abu Hurairah r.a.)

Rasulullah juga bersabda: “Orang yang lemah adalah orang yang menyerahkan dirinya kepada hawa nafsunya dan banyak berangan-angan kepada Allah.” (HR Ahmad dan Tirmidzi dari Syadad Bin Aus)

Abu Hurairah, radiyallahu 'anhu, reported that a man said to the Prophet, sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam:
"Advise me!" The Prophet said, "Do not become angry and furious." The man asked (the same) again and again, and the Prophet said in each case, "Do not become angry and furious."
[Al-Bukhari; Vol. 8 No. 137]

These are among of the hadith that is popular regarding “La Taghdhab” or “Do not become angry”. Why is it that our Prophet forbid us from becoming angry? Is it really that bad? Why is it bad? Actually, anger is a normal reaction for human when in disappointment, frustration or being provoked. It is not wrong for us to become angry and furious, but it will be wrong when we did not control ourselves and let our emotion took ourselves over. When we let emotion takes over, we will usually abandon our rational and logic thinking and bad things will likely to occur. The consequences of this situation mostly will end or ruin relationship among people.

I still remember what my murobbi said to me: “It is not about what is happening to you, it is always about what is happening inside of you”. In these days, there are millions of cases about stress, unnecessary quarrelling and other cases that involves handling our emotion. Most people are intelligent, having knowledge more than other people, are geniuses in their own field of knowledge, but then not many of them are able to control their anger, their emotion. Nowadays, there are a lot of companies and organizations that makes Emotional Quotient (EQ) as their main concern for choosing a candidate to work with them. Why? Because they do not want to end up having an employee that throw his PC monitor to his colleague that was teasing him, or one that smashes the photocopy machine when it does not function properly (I know you guys have seen that video, right?).

Being a Muslim does not only require us to follow the spiritual aspect of it where you will pray, perform salah, hajj, saum, zakah etc. but also for us to follow the deeds that have been shown by our beloved Prophet Muhammad SAW. Islam does not only teach us to take care of our “vertical” relationship towards The Almighty Creator, but also to take care our “horizontal” relationship with other beings created by Him. That is why controlling our emotions is important as it plays an important roles in our communications with our surroundings.

“O you who have believed, enter into Islam completely [and perfectly] and do not follow the footsteps of Satan. Indeed, he is to you a clear enemy.” [Al-Baqarah 2:208]

So, as for the conclusion, to counter our emotional rage, we need to know how to find inner peace. How? Easy. Find The Creator of “peace” itself. Who? Of course, Allah Azza wa jall. Eh? You disagree? You say games, movies, your partners, cigarettes, alcohols will bring you peace? Hontou ni? Or is it just a distractions that makes you forget your problems temporarily? Now please be true to ourselves. If not, please do have a read of this beautiful ayah from the Holy Qur’an:

“Those who have believed and whose hearts are assured by the remembrance of Allah. Unquestionably, by the remembrance of Allah hearts are assured." [Ar-Ra’d 13:28]

That’s all from me, Mujahid Pingu. Till we meet again. Mata ne~

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