Eternal Miracles of All Time

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EVERY prophet had their respective advantages. Miracle was the one that Allah has given them. The miracle as a sign of their prophetic and as reinforcing it so that people at the time of their prophetic believe that he really was a prophet. Besides, miracles can also be a hallmark of every Prophet. Because of the Prophet that one and the other, who received the different miracle.

Prophet Nooh got the miracle ark that saved from the flood that destroyed everything.

Prophet Ibrahim was immune to the raging fire burned. His son, Ismail replaced by an angel with a sheep to be slaughtered.

Prophet Musa was given a great stick for splitting the oceans, which in the face of Pharaoh’s magicians instantly transformed into a big snake.

Prophet Isa blessed with the ability to speak when newly born into the world, revived the dead and cured the disease.

We refer to it all as a miracle. But, where do all the miracles go? We still believe and believe in the truth. However, we are no longer able to see, let alone touch it. We can only read a story or hear the story and chaplain speak about it.

And what about our Prophet, Muhammad?

During his life, he also suffered extraordinary events. The water that flows in between his fingers. Moon split in two. Rocks were split off light that informs the fall of the Roman and Persian in the hands of the Muslims. Continue reading

The Archers in the Age of the Prophet (Rasulullah)

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ARCHERY is one of the three sports that recommended by the Prophet Muhammad namely horse riding, swimming and archery.

In the hadith described virtue of archery, “Those who shoot an arrow to the enemy either hit or not hit, the reward is equivalent to freeing a slave.” (HR. 2286 Ibn Majah, classed as saheeh al-Albani in Saheeh Ibn Majah)

At the time of the Prophet, there were many companions who were experts in archery. Because of this expertise, they had the opportunity to participate fight to the battlefield.

1. Rafi bin Khadij RA

He was only 15 years old at the time. Muslims currently gearing up all the equipment and strength to face the battle of Uhud. One of the most historically war in the struggle of Muslims. Not only the men who are enthusiastic, young teenagers also participate. They rushed to take a role in the Islamic struggle. One of them is Rafi bin Khadij. Continue reading

Letter from the Palestinian Muslimah

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ASSALAMUALAIKUM warahmatullah ….

My sister, Aninda …

If only you know, we here in Palestine is like the daughter who has been always ogled by men masher named Jewish. Every time we showered with bullets, bombs, mortar, and shot blindly. The goal is not only fighters, but children and women and the elderly. We are proud because our country where the martyrs.

Sister in faith,

Sometimes I crave a peaceful country like Indonesia, for we could raise our children someday be useful to the nation, religion and the survival of our offspring … but the promise was willing more … Continue reading

SURAT DARI INDONESIA 2045

Kawan muda yang baik,

Perkenalkan aku Indonesia 2045. Bagaimana kabarmu? Aku dengar kalian sering marah-marah dengan presiden kalian hari ini. Kenapa dengan dia? Ceritakan padaku. Hmm, senior kalian dulu mungkin akan ditangkap intel kalau marah-marah dengan presiden.

Sekarang kalian bebas ya? Disituasi bebas bolehkah kalian ceritakan apa yang sudah kalian perjuangkan? Bolehkah kalian cerita soal gagasan-gagasan tentang Indonesia? Aku sungguh penasaran, kalian pasti lebih dari Soekarno, Hatta, Semaun, atau Natsir muda kan?

Di masa tak ada sosial media yang memudahkan kalian berjejaring, mereka bisa berkumpul dan berjuang ke masyarakat loh. Ah untuk apa aku ceritakan, handphone kamu pasti lebih banyak informasi perihal mereka.

Tuhkan pasti kalian lebih dari mereka? Soalnya ketika aku ketik “pemuda Indonesia hari ini” yang keluar selalu seks bebas, tawuran, kehidupan malam, cinta-cintaan dan lain-lain. Ceritakan padaku apa persiapan kalian ketika memimpinku? Jangan malu, sampai jarang aku temukan cerita masa muda kalian dengan diriku di mesin google.

Aku dengar para mahasiswa sedang bingung menentukan arah pergerakan. Sebagian tak suka demo, lalu kau bilang ia apatis. Sebagian lagi nyinyir kalau kalian terlalu beromantika dengan masa lalu. Memang gerakan seperti apa yang kalian cari? Ada yang bilang juga kalau gerakan kalian cari-cari eksistensi kelompok. Kok kalian jarang ngobrol atau jangan-jangan memang bermusuhan?
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Allah Ciptakan Hal yang Lebih Kecil dari Atom

PARA ilmuwan telah meneliti secara mendalam ke dalam atom dan mereka menemukan terdapat di dalamnya benda-benda lebih kecil dari atom yang disebut dengan elektron, dan dari elektron ini terdiri dari beberapa benda yang disebut dengan quark, dan kemudian masuk lagi ke dalam quark dan mereka berpendapat bahwa benda tersebut terdiri dari partikel-partikel yang sangat kecil yang mereka sebut super-string (dari segi mikro dan presisi).

Ada sebuah ayat dalam kitab Allah merujuk pada segala sesuatu yang lebih kecil dari atom, diantaranya adalah string ini. Allah berfirman:

وَمَا يَعْزُبُ عَنْ رَبِّكَ مِنْ مِثْقَالِ ذَرَّةٍ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَلَا فِي السَّمَاءِ وَلَا أَصْغَرَ مِنْ ذَلِكَ وَلَا أَكْبَرَ إِلَّا فِي كِتَابٍ مُبِينٍ

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Inilah yang Membuat Hati Kita Lembut

MANUSIA diciptakan dengan sempurna. Mereka dianugerahi akal dan hati yang menjadikannya berbeda dengan makhluk yang lainnya. Sesungguhnya kondisi hati setiap orang akan berbeda. Akan ada hati yang mengeras seperti batu atau lebih keras lagi dari itu. Sehingga ia juah dari Allah, dari rahmat dan ketaatan kepada-Nya. Hati yang paling jauh dari Allah adalah hati yang keras, yang tidak mempan ketika diingatkan dan diberi petuah.

Ada pula hati yang lembut, khusyuk dan tunduk kepada penciptanya, memahami dan mendekat kepada-Nya. Dekat pada rahmat dan ketaatan kepada-Nya. Sehingga pemilik membawa hati yang baik, penuh kasih sayang dan senantiasa muncul kebaikan dari dirinya.

Sesungguhnya keras dan lembutnya hati disebabkan oleh beberapa hal yang dilakuakan oleh seorang hamba. Di antara penyebab paling besar yang membuat hati menjadi lembut adalah membaca al-Quran dan mendengarkannya. Allah berfirman,

“Seseungguhnya pada yang demikian itu benar-benar terdapat peringatan bagi orang-orang yang mempunyai akal atau yang menggunakan pendengarannya, sedang dia menyaksikannya.” (QS. Qaf: 37) Continue reading

Al-Quran Menjelaskan Pertemuan Dua Sungai

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FENOMENA pertemuan sungai dan laut adalah sangat umum, dan di sini kita melihat sebuah pertemuan dua sungai yang berbeda kepekatan, keasinan dan suhu, dan kedua sungai tersebut tetap tanpa bercampur, untuk bercermin pada tanah genting antara mereka.

Gambar sebenarnya dari area pertemuan sungai Rio Negro dan Solimões Sungai di Brasil. Kedua sungai tersebut bertemu dalam jarak lebih dari lima kilometer dalam kondisi air kedua sungat tersebut tidak bercampur dengan kepekatan dan temperatur yang tetap berbeda. Sungai pertama di sebelah kanan mengandung endapan tanah pegunungan yang menyebabkan airnya berwarna cokelat, sedangkan sungai yang kedua di sebelah kiri berwarna hitam pekat karena merupakan rembesan tanaman-tanaman yang membusuk yang datang dari hutan. Continue reading

Al-Quran, as a Guide of Science

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AL-QUR’AN reveals as a way of life and that is no doubt in it. The Qur’an also contains a lot of scientific information that can be used to guide the advance of science.

However, when the verses of the Qur’an that contain scientific message conveyed to scientists who do not believe in the existence of God who created the universe, what will happen is a battle and bet. Fighting between scientific fact that they express the meaning and content of the verses of the Qur’an, as well as betting on capacity and their scholarly reputations. Both will obtains positive thing if they are a sort of people who have a heart and an open mind. However, if they have a heart and a closed mind, all the research will not lead them to the real truth.

In front of all the truths of the Qur’an, that has been revealed by modern science, the scientists divided into two groups: the first group, scientists who believe and live faithful. Such as prof. Tagada Sahlul from Chiang Mai University. Continue reading

Letter from the Palestinian Muslimah

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ASSALAMUALAIKUM warahmatullah ….

My sister, Aninda …

If only you know, we here in Palestine is like the daughter who has been always ogled by men masher named Jewish. Every time we showered with bullets, bombs, mortar, and shot blindly. The goal is not only fighters, but children and women and the elderly. We are proud because our country where the martyrs.

Sister in faith,

Sometimes I crave a peaceful country like Indonesia, for we could raise our children someday be useful to the nation, religion and the survival of our offspring … but the promise was willing. Continue reading

Does ISIS really have nothing to do with Islam? Islamic apologetics carry serious risks.

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In this file photo, a Muslim woman releases a dove as a symbol of peace during a rally against the Islamic State group, in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sept. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

Every time the Islamic State commits yet another attack or atrocity, Muslims, particularly Western Muslims, shudder. Attacks like the ones in Paris mean another round of demands that Muslims condemn the acts, as if we should presume guilt, or perhaps some indirect taint.

The impulse to separate Islam from the sins and crimes of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, is understandable, and it often includes statements such as ISIS has “nothing to do with Islam” or that ISIS is merely “using Islam” as a pretext. The sentiment is usually well-intentioned. We live in an age of growing anti-Muslim bigotry, where mainstream politicians now feel license to say things that might have once been unimaginable. Continue reading