Stereotipe

 

“Ih, masa sih seorang dokter masih bisa jatuh sakit, sampai dirawat di rumah sakit pula.”

“Masa sih ahli gizi berat badannya ga ideal? Malu dong.”

“Wow, masa iya sih guru kok anaknya sampai ga naik kelas?”

Pernah dengar selentingan semacam itu? Panas ga kupingnya kalo kekurangan yang kita miliki kemudian dihubung-hubungkan dengan segala sesuatu yang menjadi identitas kita?

Itu contoh kasus sederhana. Ada juga yang lebih pelik, seperti “Ih ga oke banget sih, masa jilbaban masih begitu juga kelakuannya.” Atau, “Ngakunya Muslim kok kayak begitu sifatnya.”

Sekarang coba dibalik statemennya.

“Nah itu, Kang Ujang yang jago debus, berdarah juga kan waktu digigit nyamuk. Melilit juga kan kalau seharian ga makan nasi, karena fitrah manusia itu makan makanan yang baik, bukan makan beling.”

Apa bedanya?

Mungkin sering ya diantara kita yang terlalu mudah menghakimi seseorang karena identitasnya. Seorang jilbaber seolah dianggap hina dina ketika melakukan sebuah kesalahan kecil. Sedangkan mbak-mbak yang mondar-mandir dengan pede menggunakan rok mini, seolah dianggap biasa. Terus, seperti fenomena yang selama ini terjadi. Amerika dan antek-anteknya yang jelas-jelas berbuat teror di seluruh penjuru negeri kaum Muslim, seakan-akan bersih dari label “Teroris”. Now, who’s the real terorist?

Gajah di pelupuk mata tak nampak, sedangkan kuman di seberang pulau nampak besar sekali. Mengutip juga sebuah kutipan menarik dari Tere Liye,

“Manusia adalah pengacara yang hebat untuk kesalahan diri sendiri, tetapi berubah menjadi hakim yang mahsyur untuk kesalahan orang lain.”

Manusia berbuat khilaf itu wajar, selama dia tidak meyakini bahwa kekhilafan itu sah-sah saja dikerjakan. Fitrah manusia, siapapun itu, adalah cenderung kepada kebenaran, bukan mengingkarinya. Setan saja yang selalu cerdik menyetir hawa nafsu manusia. Nah, itulah gunanya kita dianjurkan untuk belajar, mengkaji Islam, dan berteman dengan orang-orang shalih, agar ruang gerak setan untuk menjerumuskan kita semakin sempit.

Menjiplak gaya bicara Bang Napi,

“Kesalahan terjadi bukan karena Islam, karena Islam adalah dien yang terjamin dan sempurna. Kesalahan berasal dari individu masing-masing yang rentan mengalami futur dan alpa. Maka, waspadalah, waspadalah.”

Sekian. Wallaahu a’lam. 🙂

“Pada hari ini telah Kusempurnakan untukmu agamamu, dan telah Kucukupkan kepadamu nikmat-Ku, dan telah Kuridhai Islam itu menjadi agama bagimu.” (QS. Al-Maa’idah : 3)

semoga tulisan dari kak lathifa ini bisa menyadarkan kita akan pentingnya menjaga prasangka toh kita tidak boleh menghakimi  seseorang karena identitasnya seakan-akan kesalahan kecil yang dilakukan menghapus semua perbuatan baik yang dia lakukan ,

well like everyone said when i do a good thing no one remember but when i make a mistake no one forget  but wait please don’t use that idiot statemen in this life. it no longer useful, the real people don’t use it anymore ~

Sumber ; laninalathifa

I’ll not take my hijab off

There is a Question from someone :

Salaam. I really need some advice.. I really feel like taking my hijab off. Not because I want attention, but because I fear going out in public with it. I feel someone will say something rude or stereotypical and I just feel “stuck” with it and a bit forced to wear it…. I feel I can’t do something as simple as volunteering with it on, because of my fear. Please help?

Answer: 

Waalaykom Assalaam.

Worst case scenario: Someone says the absolute worst thing to you that you could ever imagine. That you are a towel head. Terrorist. That you’re hideous because you cover your head. 

What then? Do you cry? Yell? Punch him in the face? Or do you stand up to that person and say, “I have a choice, as a woman, to wear whatever I want,whenever I want. You can feel free to say anything you want to me, but you can’t take away my choice. No one can—because Islam gave me that choice.” 

Do you wallow in self pity or do you stand up for yourself and all those Muslim women who have been beaten down by ignorance and a false sense of pride? 

I’m not trying to be rude or put you down. Not at all. And I commend you on taking the steps to wear the hijab in the first place—for some of us, it’s the hardest decision we’ve made. But don’t let your fear of others change your mind…because that means they’ll win. 

Find your confidence again, dear. Take pride in your ability, not just the way you look. If you’re volunteering at a hospital, complete your tasks splendidly. Represent Islam with pride, and show people that Muslim women can excel,despite what they may think. Because, whether we like it or not, we each of us represents our religion, especially when living in the West. 

I pray for only the best for you. And if you take nothing else away from here, just know that your decisions need to be based around your idea and yourunderstanding of Islam. Do not let others make decisions for you and do not let any person scare you. 

I got this conversation from TheGreaterJihad

if they ask about islam, explain this

maybe there is someone out there or maybe your friend who not muslim but want to know about islam we can explain this, we can tell them how beautiful islam

anonymous asked a question : I am a Christian I have read about Jesus in the Al-quran …

Please tell me more about Islam

Bismillah, insyaAllah this is must be the answer :

Hi there,

Islam is a religion, in which Muslims believe that there is no deity worthy of being worshipped except God, and that Muhammad (peace be upon him) is God’s servant and messenger.

By reading about Islam in the Qur’an, I’m sure you know that the Qur’an is what we believe to be the word of God, and we also believe that God sent messengers to mankind to guide/keep them upon the straight path- and that is again to believe in One God, to worship Him and not to associate anything with Him. Thus, the previous prophets are mentioned in the Qur’an, such as Abraham, Moses, Jesus (peace be upon them all). They were all noble Prophets of God, and Muhammad (peace be upon him) was the seal of all Prophets-the last Prophet and all the Prophets came with the same message. However, the difference is that each previous Prophet was sent by God to a particular peoples, for example Jesus (peace be upon him) was sent to the Jews, and in fact most Christians believe that Jesus preached for 3 to 3 and a half years, thus his message was directed specifically to those people. But Muhammad (peace be upon him) came with a message for the whole of humanity, thus the Qur’an is relevant to us today.

Furthermore, previous scriptures such as the Injil (the Gospel given to Jesus (pbuh), the Torah, the Zabur (the Psalms given to David (pbuh)) have all been tampered with by man. As Muslims we must believe that these were originally the word of God, but even today with revised editions of the Bible being published annually, we know for a fact that the Bible is no longer the original word of God. Historians also inform us that the practice of Christianity in itself (as well as the initial message of Jesus pbuh) has been changed, one example of this being the council of Nicea (325 AD) where it was established that the Holy Trinity was a fundamental Christian concept, which Christians did not used to practice before this.

God sent the last revelation, and the Qur’an is a miracle in itself. It cannot be tampered with, the language is so complex that no-one has been able to duplicate it, and God even challenges anyone who questions it to ‘bring a verse like it’ (Qur’an, Chapter 2: Verse 23).

At the time of the Prophet (peace be upon him), approximately 1433 years ago, revelation from God was much needed. The Arab society was corrupt and unjust, with women being buried alive in infancy and seen as lowly in society, with the Arabs being split up into tribes, some of whom were constantly at war. There were many other problems, too many to mention, thus when the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) received revelation from God through the Angel Gabriel, he came with a solution for society, and a solution for humanity as a whole. This is an essential point for when we look at religion, it should be personal to us and to make us better people, but also effective and beneficial for society as a whole, and Islam offers this.

This is obviously a very brief explanation, and it would be much more beneficial if you could come off anon and we could discuss this further. I hope this helped shed some light onto our beautiful religion.

Welcome to ISLAM

I get This Conversation from poetic islam, and then i think i should post this one as a reminder if there are anyone who ask me a question like this, and then this is a good answer, i may not miss this 😀

there is a question from someone :

I recently converted to Islam. My entire family is Christian. They don’t understand what I believe and explaining it doesn’t matter bc they don’t want to understand. Covering my hair is a huge problem and during the “holidays” they don’t respect my decision to not participate. How do I separate myself and daughter while living in the environment? How do I stay on the right path when no one else around me is???

And The Answer : 

Assalamualaykum dear sister/brother

Welcome to this beautiful religion, and honestly a huge congratulations. May Allah bless you and keep you upon the straight path of guidance. Ameen.

The most important thing is your relationship with Allah, and your reliance upon Him. You have a direct line, you can talk to Allah any time you wish, seek His help, His guidance. He will never go to answer phone, He will never be too busy for you, He will never hang up on you. By making Du’aa (supplication) and by praying to Allah you are seeking the advice of the best of advisors. You are speaking to the one who Created you and who Knows you better than you know yourself. So it is important to constantly seek His help and ask of Him, for He loves this of his servants. You may ask a person for something and he may give, then you ask again and he may give, but eventually the person will become tired of giving. This is not like Allah, Allah is the All-Giving and He gives us more the more we ask subhan’Allah. So seek His Help and Guidance in this situation, and ask Him to make things easy and clear for you. Allah is not limited in any way and we should do that which is pleasing to Him.

Honestly, I don’t know enough about the situation or your family or you to give you specific advice, but in general it’s important to understand that your family are seeing you going through a change and it is new and different to them. It is important to be soft with them, patient with them, and to display an Islamic character to them so that they can see how Islam has affected you, but at the same time, it is important not to compromise on matters of religion-as in if they wish for you to do something that is against the laws of Allah then you do not obey them, but still treat them kindly and with the hope that they will understand where you are coming from.

Remember that this is a test, and you wish to please Allah in the process. Remember the virtue of being patient in Islam, for it is an act of worship, and bear difficulties with a sense of contentment that Allah is testing you and raising your ranks. The most beloved to Allah are those who are the most tested, and indeed, the most tested of all humans were the Prophets (peace be upon them all), so do not see a test as a burden but rather as an opportunity to earn reward from Allah.

I pray that Allah makes things easy for you, and grants you patience in this time. Ameen.

short description about islam

“Islam is a savior.

It is the light when everything gets dark. It’s the hand that pulls you up when you fall and guides you through the bustling streets of life.

It’s food when you’re starving. It’s the smile and help of a stranger when you’re in need. It’s home.

I’ve never known a religion that bonds people so strongly.

You can be on one side of the globe and hear about the tragedy of a Muslim on the opposite side and your heart hurts because in your mind or maybe it’s your soul, you are saying,

“That’s my brother” or “That’s my sister”. Islam is family.

It creates family wherever it goes, wherever it lives. The Prophet (saws) called us his brothers and he didn’t even meet us. Time, distance, race, gender ..

none of it matters to Islam. When the adhan is called, people all over are stopping what they are doing and turning towards the same direction.

They’re all stopping their days because Allahu akbar, Allah is greater. He is the greatest. If you ever question that then you don’t understand what He’s given you. He’s given you love, endless love and distant family.

He’s given you everything you need because He is the greatest and His religion is love.”

Basically one of the most beautiful descriptions of Islam that I’ve heard courtesy of my good friend Paul.

Pertanyaan tentang Tuhan

PERTANYAAN TENGAN TUHAN By nayasa

Tiba-tiba saya menyadari, bahwa saya sangat kecil dan lemah sekali jika dibandingkan dengan kekuasaannya. Sungguh, kalau Tiba-tiba saya menyadari, bahwa saya sangat kecil dan lemah sekali jika dibandingkan dengan kekuasaannya. Sungguh, kalau dipikirkan kembali apalah artinya saya, tanpaNya. Saya juga menyadari bahwa ternyata saya tidak ada kuasa apapun terhadap diri saya   sendiri, atas keberjalanan semua hal dalam hidup. Saat saya sedang rapuh dan terjatuh, saya butuh ‘sesuatu’ yang menyokong saya agar tetap bangkit lagi. Dan saya tidak menemukannya kepada siapapun selain Tuhan. Saya seringsekali menangis, dan diam-diam saya berbicara denganNya dengan bahasa yang hanya dipahami ‘kami’ berdua. Entah mengapa saya menjadi lebih aman, lebih tenang. Ah iyah saya lupa, bahwa kita ini adalah makhluk sosial, tidak akan benar-benar bisa mengatasi kesepian dan kesendirian. Sekalipun disaat kita benar-benar merasa ingin sendiri, kita tetap ingin ditemani.

Benar kalau ada yang mengatakan, bahwa Tuhan, diciptakan ‘manusia’ untuk menyatakan, bahwa sebenarnya kita ini seringkali berada dalam ketiadaan dan kekosongan. Tapi di sanalah Tuhan bersemayam.

Tuhan, membuat saya aman, nyaman dan tidak merasa sendirian. Ada tempat yang mampu diandalkan walau Dia tidak terlihat. Bahwa hidup ini adalah tentang kepercayaan. Saya menuhankan Dia, yang tidak terlihat dengan kasat mata, karena saya butuh pegangan dan ‘sesuatu’ yang saya percayai itu.

Tapi kepercayaan, juga, berhubungan dengan pertanyaan. Bagi saya, iman itu adalah sebuah pertanyaan. Begitu juga cinta adalah sebuah pertanyaan. Iman dan cinta saya pada Tuhan, seringkali menjadi pertanyaan besar dan terus menerus yang tidak pernah selesai. Tapi bagi saya itulah kuncinya. Semakin saya mempertanyakan, saya  merasa makin ‘menemukannya’ dengan cara yang berbeda. Saya malah khawatir, jika suatu saat saya tidak bertanya-tanya lagi tentang Dia, jangan-jangan saya sudah membunuhNya dari hati saya, hingga Dia larut dan menggenang lalu hilang.