Three types of human being, which posision are we classified?
Rabu 12 Juni 2019 9:58 WIB
Jakarta, NU Online
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) reminded that humans living in this world are divided into three types or groups. While the devil is divided into several parts. Some are from the genie and some other are from the human.
The statement was made by Deputy Chairman of NU Preaching Institution KH Muhammad Nur Hayid, popularly known as Gus Hayid, on the sidelines of leading the NU delegates at the so-called Tadribud Duat Wal Aimmat Program at Al Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday (11/6).
According to the leader of Pesantren Skill, the first are the ones that are like animals because their behavior is uncivilized and inhuman.
"We see a lot of people around us who fulfill their desires without paying more attention to human values and even justifying any means for their desires or groups," Gus Hayid said.
The second type, he continued, were humans whose spirit and soul were like Satan. This type could be found around us with physical appearance and attractive clothing as if they were perfect human beings.
"Some are neatly in suits, in beautiful uniforms or in robes and turbans, but their souls are cruel and always misleading others," the director of the MUI Preaching Commission.
While the third type are humans who are blessed by Allah SWT. This type will always be in God's protection both in the world and in the hereafter.
"This (third type) is the muttaqin, those who guard their faith and do not commit tyranny to themselves by committing sins to Allah, as well as doing injustice to others, by always hurting their fellow human beings by hand, mouth and in their actions," Gus Hayid explained.
He also invited Muslims to always be careful about the type of those who are humans but devil-hearted. He also invited Muslims to take into consideration the three types of humans as described by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). As believers, Muslims should try to be the third type of human beings.
"What about us? In what number position are we in? Hopefully with the help of our God we will be classified as the third type. Amen. Al-Fatihah," he concluded. (Muhammad Faizin/Masdar)
Rabu 5 Juni 2019 6:12 WIBIdul Fitri as momentum to bolster spirit of national unity, president says
Jakarta, NU Online
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) will be gathering along with his family at the Bogor Presidential Palace during the night before Idul Fitri, known as takbiran, Antara news agency reported.
"The president will gather with his family on the night before Idul Fitri, known as takbiran," Deputy of Press, Protocol, and Media of the Presidential Secretariat Bey Machmudin remarked in Jakarta on Tuesday.
In addition, on the first day of Lebaran (Idul Fitri holidays), the Presidential Secretariat will hold Jokowi's open house reception to mark Idul Fitri celebrations for the public on Wednesday.
Machmudin expounded that the people keen on attending Jokowi's open house reception can congregate at the National Monument (Monas) to register themselves.
Furthermore, the residents will be brought to the State Palace complex, Jakarta, aboard several buses. On arrival at the State Palace, the community will gather in a special tent while awaiting their turn to meet Jokowi.
"The community will be served while they await Jokowi's arrival," he remarked.
Earlier, on Monday (June 3), Jokowi had delivered Idul Fitri greetings to all Indonesians celebrating it.
The president is optimistic that the Idul Fitri celebrations would serve as a momentum to bolster the spirit of national unity and brotherhood, both within families and among communities.
Earlier, at an Isbat (confirmation) meeting, the government had decided that the start of 1 Shawwal, or Idul Fitri 1440 Hegira/2019 AD, fell on Wednesday, June 5.
The decision is based on the results of Islamic congregation conducted by the Ministry of Religion along with several parties on monitoring the crescent moon from 33 provinces in Indonesia.
"1 Syawal 1440 Hijrah falls on Wednesday, June 5, 2019," Minister of Religion Lukman Hakim Saifuddin stated in Jakarta, Monday.
He revealed that the crescent moon was monitored from 105 locations spread across 33 Indonesian provinces. (Masdar)
Selasa 4 Juni 2019 4:33 WIBGovt announces Idul Fitri 1440 H falls on Wednesday, June 5
Jakarta, NU Online
The government through the Ministry of Religious Affairs announced that 1 Shawwal 1440 Hijriah would fall on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. This announcement was delivered after holding a congregation hearing in Jakarta which was held on Monday (3/6) evening.
Religious Affairs Minister Lukman Hakim Saifuddin chairing the meeting explained that the position of the new moon below the horizon was seen from all corners of the country, with a height of minus 1 degree 26 minutes up to minus 0 degree 6 minutes.
The falakiyah team of the Ministry of Religious Affairs deployed in some 105 points throughout the country from Aceh to Papua, also reported that none of them managed to see the new moon.
This decision is also in line with the predictions of the hisab data issued by the NU Falakiyah Institution in Jakarta which revealed that Monday the ijtima or conjunction occurred at 17:01:42 WIB. The hilal height is minus 0 degree 14 minutes 57 seconds. Theoretically, the hilal is in a position below this type of horizon is very difficult to see.
Thus, the month of Ramadan was completed to 30 days (istikmal), and Muslims still have to fast one more day, Tuesday (4/6) tomorrow.
Itsbat congregation was attended by representatives of Islamic organizations, heads of Islamic boarding schools, astronomers, delegates from friendly countries, and members of the House of Representatives
The country's largest Muslim organization Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) also announced that the beginning of Shawwal 1440 Hijriah falls on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. The Ikhbar is based on the results of the NU rukyat team observations in various regions on Monday (3/6) evening, which failed to see the new moon.
The NU Ikhbar was stated in a letter number 3547 / C.I.34/6/2019 signed by the Rais Aam of NU KH Miftachul Akhyar, Secretary General of NU Advisory Board KH Yahya Cholil Staquf, NU General Chairman of KH Said Aqil Siroj, and NU Secretary General H Helmy Faishal Zaini.
NU also appealed to all Muslims, especially Nahdliyin (NU members), to complete their fasting to 30 days and celebrate Eid al-Fitr on June 5, 2019. "Happy Eid al-Fitr 1 Shawwal 1440 H, with great joy. Sorry both physically and mentally," wrote the letter. (Mahbib/Masdar)
Senin 3 Juni 2019 16:7 WIBSyamsuri Firdaus wins international Quran recitation contest
Ankara, NU Online
Syamsuri Firdaus, University of Indonesia's (UI's) student, won the first place in the Seventh International Quran Recitation and Memorization Competition held in Istanbul, Turkey, on May 19-26, 2019.
As reported by Antara news agency, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan even bestowed the highest accolade on Firdaus at an awards ceremony held at the Conference Hall of Camlica Mosque Complex in Istanbul recently.
The Indonesian reciter of the Quran was quick to highlight this achievement on his Facebook account on Sunday (May 26), expressing how happy and thankful he was to Allah, the Almighty, his parents, family, teachers, and friends.
"My heartfelt gratitude to my parents, family, teachers, and friends, who have prayed for me and supported me. Alhamdulillah (Thank Allah), among (participants from) 68 countries, I have been selected as the winner in the 7th International Quran Recitation Contest in Istanbul, Turkey," he wrote on his Facebook account.
Firdaus was born in Sila Rada Village, Bolo Sub-district, Bima District, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) Province, on April 11, 1999. His father is a farmer, while his mother is a brick maker. He is currently studying Arabic Literature at the Faculty of Cultural Science at UI in Depok, West Java.
Firdaus had bagged the first place in the National Quran Recitation for Children in 2012. Furthermore, he was also named the winner in the Quran Recitation Contest for Asia held in Singapore in 2012. (Masdar)