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The first entity to show pride and arrogance was Shaytan or as he is often called especially in the story of Adam, Iblees.  He was filled with pride and arrogance because he thought that he was better than Adam.  He felt superior. 
“…then We told the angels, ‘Prostrate to Adam’, and they prostrated, except Iblees, he refused to be of those who prostrate.  (Allah) said: ‘What prevented you (O Iblees) from prostrating when I commanded you?’ Iblees said: ‘I am better than him (Adam), You created me from fire, and created him from clay’” (Quran 7:11-12)
That feeling of superiority is the root of all pride and arrogance.  I am better than you.  I make more money, my house is bigger, my intellect is greater, I have travelled more, my muscles are larger,  I cook more delicious meals; the list goes on.  One thing that all the things that we feel superior about have in common is that they are almost exclusively related to matters of the dunya.  Love of the dunya and all its trappings actually push us further away from Paradise.  Being, or appearing superior by dunya standards might just be more of a hindrance than a help.   It is our God consciousness that makes a difference; being superior in that respect is the only superiority that counts. 
You might make more money, but did you spend it to please Allah? You might make delicious meals but did you feed them to the poor? If you answer yes and you are proud of your accomplishments then this is not the pride and arrogance that translates to the Arabic word kibr (unhealthy and unnecessary pride and arrogance).  Islam is not against innovation and achievement, it rewards and encourages excellence and success, and thus motivation, desire for reward and even desire for recognition are not the sins.  The sin is in doing things with an incorrect intention.  While achievement for the sake of Allah and to serve humanity is the correct intention, doing something for self-gain or self-love is an incorrect intention.  Doing something to benefit your sense that the needs and desires of the world somehow revolve around you is kibr.
Kibr has the unintentional effect of making people dislike you, even fear you; it strips away respect.     In addition and of a far greater consequence is that it may deny you a place in Paradise.  Prophet Muhammad often counselled the sahabah about the importance of humility.  He said, “…Anyone who possesses half a mustard seed of kibr in his heart will not be granted admission to Paradise”.[1]
“It will be said (to them), ‘Enter the gates of Hell to abide herein, and (indeed) what an evil abode of the arrogant.’” (Quran 39:72)
Kibr puts our place in Paradise in jeopardy because it prevents us from acquiring the qualities of a believer.  A prideful person is not capable of wanting for others what he wants for himself.  Nor can he be humble or avoid envy.  An arrogant person refuses to accept advice and is often unable to restrain his anger or wrath.  A believer however, strives to remove these traits from his character.  He is always mindful of his behaviour.
Prophet Muhammad said that on the Day of Judgment Allah will not look at the person who drags his robe behind him out of pride.   His close confidante Abu Bakr then responded, “Oh Messenger of Allah, one side of my robe slacks down but I am very cautious about it (i.e.  I raise it).” Prophet Muhammad replied, “But you do not do that out of pride.”[2]  Once again we can see how prideful behaviour, kibr, stems from the intention.
The remedy for kibr, and the means by which one can keep well away from pride and arrogance, is as simple as remembering who you are; just a human being, with a mother and father like everybody else.  We all cry the same salty tears and bleed the same red blood.  And we all have the same purpose in life; to worship Allah.  We must also remind ourselves that all risq comes from Allah.  One person might earn more money but it is Allah that allowed him to acquire the skills to do so.  Another person might be more handsome or beautiful, but it is Allah that determined the quality of his or her genes.  When we receive something that we perceive as a special blessing from Allah we should remind ourselves to be thankful and grateful.  One step up from that would be to strive to use that blessing for the sake of Allah and to benefit humankind or this planet in some way.
Another remedy for kibr is to remember Allah; to keep Him in the forefront of our minds, if possible, at all times.  Remember that Allah sees all, even what is in the hearts of each person.  As Muslims we are blessed with a way or a system of remembering.  We pray five times a day, we use specific words of remembrance, and we are encouraged to make du’a and remember Allah often.  We use these methods to become close to Allah, to obey His commands and please Him.   In doing so we protect our own hearts from the sins of desire and greed and the sins involved in feeling superior to those around us.  This dunya is important because it is our ultimate test; not because it allows us to store up goods and chattels.  We want to feel good about ourselves because we have achieved God consciousness and not because we take our risq and deceive ourselves into thinking we created it ourselves.  Pride and arrogance should be banished from our lives and replaced with kindness and compassion.

[1] Saheeh Muslim
[2] Saheeh Al-Bukhari & Saheeh Muslim
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It was the first command in Islam that revealed to the prophet. Before ordaining prayers and fasting, before giving details of the creed and the law to be revealed. " Say : Are those equal, those who know and those who do not know?" Quran surah Azzumar verse 9.
The first Quran concerns reading and learning, the ignorance and idleness on the rampage today in the Muslim World indicates that we do not believe in the essential teachings of our book, instead of learning and work, there is ignorance and laziness.
So, in order to increase our iman, we should increase our knowledge of deen.
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All kind of sect in Islam is good as long as they carry out commandments of the Quran and behave as Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) either his deeds, behaviors or messages.
Is teaches kindness, peace, solidarity and tolerance to mankind.
To tell the truth, Ahmadiyah is not part of us (i.e. Muslims) as they didn't admit Muhammad (pbuh) as a last prophet sent by Allah. They're following someone who declare as a prophet namely Mirza Ghulam Ahmad as a messager of God who granted him another Quran. So, they do not admit the Quran as Muslims all over the words reading.
All Muslims live in tightly brotherhood under shades of one faith (iman).
Muslim have the same One God (Allah), One Last Messanger (i.e. Muhammad pbuh) and one Holly Book as a guidance (i.e. Quran).
If they don't have like we posses then they r not part of us.
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Dalam Shahih Muslim dari Abu Hurairah radhiyallahu ‘anhu berkata:
Seorang laki-laki buta datang kepada Nabi dan berkata: Wahai Rasulullah, aku tidak mempunyai pe-nuntun yang akan menuntunku ke Masjid. Ma-ka dia minta keringanan untuk shalat dirumah, maka diberi keringanan. Lalu ia pergi, Beliau memanggilnya seraya berkata: Apakah kamu mendengar adzan ? Ya, jawabnya. Nabi berkata : Kalau begitu penuhilah (hadirilah)!

Didalam hadits ini Rasulullah shallallahu ‘alaihi wassallam tidak memberikan keringanan kepada Abdullah bin Ummi Maktum radhiyallahu ‘anhu untuk shalat dirumahnya (tidak berjamaah) kendati ada alasan, diantaranya:
Keadaan beliau buta.
Tidak adanya penuntun ke Masjid.
Jauh rumahnya dari Masjid.
Adanya pohon-pohon kurma dan lain-lain yang ada diantara rumah beliau dan Masjid.
Adanya binatang buas di Madinah.
Tua umurnya dan telah lemah tulang-tulang-nya.
Abu Hurairah radhiyallahu ‘anhu meri-wayatkan bahwa Nabi shallallahu ‘alaihi wassallam telah bersabda:
Aku berniat meme-rintahkan kaum muslimin untuk mendirikan sha-lat. Maka aku perintahkan seorang untuk menjadi imam dan shalat bersama. Kemudian aku berang-kat dengan kaum muslimin yang membawa seikat kayu bakar menuju orang-orang yang tidak mau ikut shalat berjamaah, dan aku bakar rumah-rumah mereka. (Al Bukhari-Muslim)

Hadits diatas telah menjelaskan bahwa tekad Rasulullah shallallahu ‘alaihi wassallam untuk membakar rumah-rumah disebabkan mereka tidak keluar untuk shalat berjamaah di masjid. Dan masih banyak lagi hadits yang menerangkan peringatan keras Rasulullah terhadap orang-orang yang tidak hadir ke masjid untuk berjamaah bukan semata-mata karena mereka meninggalkan shalat, bahkan mereka shalat di rumah-rumah mereka.

Ibnu Hajar berkata: Hadits ini telah menerangkan bahwa shalat berjamaah adalah fardhu ‘ain, karena kalau shalat berjamaah itu hanya sunnah saja, Rasulullah tidak akan berbuat keras terhadap orang-orang yang meninggalkannya, dan kalau fardhu kifayah pastilah telah cukup dengan pekerjaan beliau dan yang bersama beliau.

Abdullah bin Mas’ud radhiyallahu ‘anhu berkata: Engkau telah melihat kami, tidak seseorang yang meninggalkan shalat berjamaah, kecuali ia seorang munafik yang diketahui nifaknya atau seseorang yang sakit, bahkan seorang yang sakitpun berjalan (dengan dipapah) antara dua orang untuk mendatangi shalat (shalat berjamaah di masjid). Beliau menegaskan : Rasulullah shallallahu ‘alaihi wassallam mengajarkan kita jalan-jalan hidayah, dan salah satu jalan hidayah itu adalah shalat di masjid (shalat yang dikerjakan di masjid). (Shahih Muslim)

Ibnu Mas’ud juga mengatakan : Barang siapa mau bertemu dengan Allah Ta'ala di hari akhir nanti dalam keadaan muslim, maka hendaklah memelihara semua shalat yang diserukan-Nya. Allah Ta'ala telah menetapkan jalan-jalan hidayah kepada para Nabi dan shalat ter-masuk salah satu jalan hidayah. Jika kalian sha-lat dirumah maka kalian telah meninggalkan sunnah Nabi kalian, dan kalian akan sesat. Setiap Lelaki yang bersuci dengan baik, kemudian menuju masjid, maka Allah Ta'ala menulis setiap langkahnya satu kebaikan, mengangkatnya satu derajat, dan menghapus satu kejahatannya. Engkau telah melihat dikalangan kami, tidak pernah ada yang meninggalkan shalat (berjamaah), kecuali orang munafik yang sudah nyata nifaknya. Pernah ada seorang lelaki hadir dengan dituntun antara dua orang untuk didirikan shaf.

Ibnu Mas’ud, Abdullah bin Abbas dan Abu Musa Al-Asy’ari radhiyallahu ‘anhum berkata : Barangsiapa yang mendengar adzan kemudian dia tidak mendatanginya tanpa udzur, maka tidak ada shalat baginya.

Amirul Mukminin Ali bin Abi Thalib berkata : Tidak ada tetangga masjid kecuali shalat di masjid. Ketika ditanyakan kepada beliau : Siapa tetangga masjid ? Beliau menjawab : Siapa saja yang mendengar panggilan adzan. Kemudian kata beliau : Barangsiapa mendengar panggilan adzan dan dia tidak mendatanginya maka tidak ada shalat baginya, kecuali dia mempunyai udzur.

Meningggalkan shalat berjamaah merupakan salah satu penyebab untuk meninggalkan shalat sama sekali. Dan perlu diketahui bahwa meninggalkan shalat adalah kekufuran, dan keluar dari islam. Ini berdasar pada sabda Nabi : Batas antara seseorang dengan kekufuran dan syirik adalah meninggalkan shalat. (HR. Muslim). Janji yang membatasi antara kita dan orang-orang kafir adalah shalat. Barang siapa meninggalkannya, maka ia kafir.

Setiap muslim wajib memelihara shalat pada waktunya, mengerjakan shalat sesuai dengan yang disyariatkan Allah, dan mengerjakan secara berjamaah di rumah-rumah Allah. Setiap muslim wajib taat kepada Allah dan rasul-Nya, serta takut akan murka dan siksanya.

Tidak bisa dipungkiri shalat berjamaah mempunyai beberapa hikmah serta kemaslahatan. Hikmah yang tampak adalah :
- Akan timbul diantara sesama muslim akan saling mengenal dan saling membantu dalam kebaikan, ketaqwaan, dan saling berwasiat de-ngan kebenaran dan kesabaran.
- Saling memberi dorongan kepada orang lain yang meninggalkannya, dan memberi penga-jaran kepada yang tidak tahu.
- Menumbuhkan rasa tidak-suka/membenci kemunafikan.
- Memperlihatkan syiar-syiar Allah ditengah-tengah hamba-Nya.
- Sarana dakwah lewat kata-kata dan perbuatan.

Hadits mengenai wajibnya shalat berjamaah dan kewajiban melaksanakannya di rumah Allah sangat banyak Oleh karena itu setiap muslim wajib memperhatikan, dan bersegera melaksanakannya. Juga wajib memberitahukan hal ini kepada anak-anaknya, keluarga, tetangga, dan seluruh teman-teman seaqidah agar mereka melaksanakan perintah Allah Ta'ala dan rasul-Nya dan agar mereka takut terhadap larangan Allah dan rasul-Nya dan agar mereka menjauhkan diri dari sifat-sifat orang munafik yang tercela, dianta-ranya malas mengerjakan shalat.

Oleh : Syaikh Abdul Azhim bin Badawi al-Khalafi
Penulis : Supriyono
Rujukan : kitab Al-Wajiiz fii Fiqhis Sunnah wal Kitaabil Aziiz, Penulis Syaikh Abdul Azhim bin Badawai al-Khalafi, Edisi Indonesia Panduan Fiqih Lengkap, Penerjemah Team Tashfiyah LIPIA - Jakarta, Penerbit Pustaka Ibnu Katsir, Cetakan Pertama Ramadhan 1428 - September 2007M
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Is Islam a scary religion in Indonesia?
When setting foot in Indonesia for the first time in the mid-2012, Marina Dobosova, still unsure about the ‘scary’ impression of Muslims in Indonesia. Why’s that so? While visiting various countries, Marina - who is enrolled as the student of University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM), had minimum information of the country.
"Even in Europe, the impression of Islam was scary. So I was afraid of that," Marina said in a press release received by Reuters. However, upon entering the White Campus environment, all those negative stereotypes disappeared, as UMM is recognized as a campus in which there are variety of cultural backgrounds that live in harmony.
According to her, Indonesia is a very attractive country. However, UMM is more interesting than that. Indonesia has been successfully through a transition phase to democracy, as well as Slovakia which is separated from Soviet communism, she added. "That’s why, I am interested in studying of media in Indonesia for my dissertation at the Slovak University," said the journalist who started liking ‘soto ayam’ (Indonesian culinary, a kind of chicken soup) now.
She shared the experience she got from various countries to UMM University students in class-lectures. In fact, she’s been a volunteer to assist the faculty in teaching either Courses of Journalism or Media and Society studies in Faculty of Communication. "I love to share my experience when I was working as a journalist and traveled to 11 countries. I hope it's helpful," she said.
Marina is one of dozens of UMM's foreign students. She learned the language and culture of Indonesia through Darmasiswa scholarship given by the government of Indonesia. Moreover, she has opportunities to assist lecturers in teaching voluntarily. The same thing has been done by other foreign students who are studying at UMM, either from AISEC or Internship programs.
"UMM is a large and magnificent campus. No campus like this in Slovakia as my country is a small country. I love living here, as Indonesian Muslims apparently love peace, so tolerant and not limiting, "he said.
Republika, Published on Monday, March 02, 2015
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"Don't underestimate a deed (good or bad). It may be like an iceberg,
looks small superficially but immensely gigantic underneath."
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Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same
hospital room.

One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an
hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from
his lungs.

His bed was next to the room's only window.

The other man had to spend all his time flat on
his back.

The men talked for hours on end.

They spoke of their wives and families, their
homes, their jobs, their involvement in the
military service, where they had been on

Every afternoon, when the man in the bed by the
window could sit up, he would pass the time by
describing to his roommate all the things he could
see outside the window.

The man in the other bed began to live for those
one hour periods where his world would be
broadened and enlivened by all the activity and
color of the world outside.

The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake.
Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Young lovers
walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every color
and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen
in the distance.

As the man by the window described all this in
exquisite details, the man on the other side of
the room would close his eyes and imagine this
picturesque scene.

One warm afternoon, the man by the window
described a parade passing by.

Although the other man could not hear the band -
he could see it in his mind's eye as the
gentleman by the window portrayed it with
descriptive words.

Days, weeks and months passed.
One morning, the day nurse arrived to bring
water for their baths only to find the lifeless body
of the man by the window, who had died
peacefully in his sleep.

She was saddened and called the hospital
attendants to take the body away.

As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man
asked if he could be moved next to the window.
The nurse was happy to make the switch, and
after making sure he was comfortable, she left
him alone.

Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one
elbow to take his first look at the real world
He strained to slowly turn to look out the window
besides the bed.

It faced a blank wall.

The man asked the nurse what could have
compelled his deceased roommate who had
described such wonderful things outside this

The nurse responded that the man was blind and
could not even see the wall.

She said, 'Perhaps he just wanted to encourage

There is tremendous happiness in making others
happy, despite our own situations.
Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness
when shared, is doubled.
If you want to feel rich, just count all the things
you have that money can't buy.

'"Today is a gift, that is why it is called The

The origin of this letter is unknown.

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My Latest Watercolor Painting

It was a shiny day at Kota Tua (Old City), Central Java. I made this painting recently from a reference of photograph I got couple of weeks ago. The site reminds me of a great moment in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia when I was very young. I turned back for a while with the hospitality of the people. To be honest, I want to go back there and get the moment I’ve ever had.

"The Old City", 2013, Watercolor on paper, 2013, 60 cm x 42 cm
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