As we know, I am attending Islamic school. State College for Islamic Studies of Kediri. Knowing my college’s name, people will directly have some conclusion that I’m Muslim student and Islam is my religion. But, i have some these questions that haunt my mind for me and my fellow Islam,
Is Islam our true religion?
Can we really be called as a real Muslim?
Have we been running our life according to what Islam teaches us?
If your answers are yes, I say, Alhamdulillah.. But if your answers are still in doubt, you should continue to read this article carefully.
Allah has commanded in Al-Qur `an :
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا ادْخُلُوا فِي السِّلْمِ كَافَّةً وَلَا تَتَّبِعُوا خُطُوَاتِ الشَّيْطَانِ ۚ إِنَّهُ لَكُمْ عَدُوٌّ مُّبِينٌ
“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 : 208)
Related to that verse, Allah has ordered the believers to understand and practice Islam in Kaffah’s way, and that must be implemented by every believer, whoever he is, wherever he is, whatever his profession is, no matter where he lives, both personally or socially, all included in that command.
So, what Islam kaffah means? Islam kaffah means thoroughly, with all its aspects, the whole side, related to the matters of faith, the moral view, worship that associated with, related mu’amalah view, related to personal, household, society, state , and others that have been set up in Islam. This means that Islam as kaffah’s way.
However, the fact that is existing right now, understanding about Islam Kaffah and all forms of its movement are always imaged as a destructive movement, rebellion, radicalism, militanism, extremism, fundamentalism, and any others. That is suspected, condemned even isolated and embattled around the world as it is considered a source of terrorism.
Terrorism refers only to those violent acts which are intended to create fear and terror. This real big problem! How can Islam that teaches the values of the majesty and glory be associated with the terrorism?
Theoretically, a Muslim who is istiqomah and obedient to the teachings of Islam, may not be detrimental to the interests of mankind on this earth as exemplified by the Prophet and his companions. So then, if there is an admitted Muslim, but wreak havoc and raising hell on earth, it is necessary to question in Islam. Do they really implement Islam as commanded by Allah?
Islam only commands his followers to invite people to the straight path, the path that is full of majesty, justice and peace. And ever since Islam is revealed by Allah, had been applied in kaffah’s way, had been understood and practiced by Our Prophet Muhammad and his companions, both Zahir and the spiritual.
For the Zahir, appear in a variety of their deeds, and for the spiritual, in its sincerity, faith, in truth, honesty, and piety.
How had our prophet Muhammad and his companions applied Islam in Kaffah’s way? All that have been applied by Our Prophet Muhammad to his companions under the direct guidance of him continuously from day to day, from year to year, verse by verse down, letter after letter.
When it comes down verses about prayer, our Prophet Muhammad immediately put into practice the verse, in example, practicing how to worship commanded in that verse. And when it comes down verses about faith, our Prophet Muhammad also specify the meaning associated with that faith.
For approximately 23 years Rasulullah educated them on the kaffah faith, Islam in kaffah’s way, kaffah worship, until the last verse came down:
ۚ الْيَوْمَ أَكْمَلْتُ لَكُمْ دِينَكُمْ وَأَتْمَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ نِعْمَتِي وَرَضِيتُ لَكُمُ الْإِسْلَامَ دِينًا
“This day I have perfected for you your religion and completed My favor upon you and have approved for you Islam as religion”. [Al-Mâ’idah: 3]
So, Islam aims to bring about prosperity to all mankind and there is no violence in teaching of Islam. Therefore, we are commanded in the Qur’an and the sunnah to always return to their tracks in Kaffah’s way, in a good interpretation of it, though we know that Islam kaffah is being told as radicalism, destructive movement and any others, but we should back to what Allah tells us about Islam Kaffah, and our Prophet taught us by his sunnah.
And finally, beg Allah, make a prayer and ask Him to allow us to get closer to Him and guide us to the straight path. And I really appreciate can tell you about understanding of Islam Kaffah.
*this article i made by myself and i used it for speech in STAIN Kudus