Assessing Islam of Others

In QS At-Taubah verses 100-103 mentioned that the humanity of Islam there are three groups. The first is the people who first convert to Islam (ie, the Muhajirin and those who follow in their footsteps) Allah is pleased with them and they are pleased with Allah and Allah provides them with Paradise that flows rivers in it forever (Surah At-Taubah: 100).

The Muhajirins and the Ansar were so praised by Allah for their perseverance in embracing Islam. The Muhajirin were Meccans who had embraced Islam, and were ordered by the Prophet to emigrate to Medina. While the Ansar are Muslims in Medina who are willing to provide shelter, food, and various other services to the Muhajirin. Based on this verse we can conclude that the highest level of Islam is the people who are competing in good deeds, dare to emigrate for the sake of maintaining faith, and willing to help the religion of God.

Furthermore, in verse 101, Allah speaks of the hypocrites and the threat of doom to them. In other words, among the Muslims in Medina there are those who profess to believe in Allah and look Mukmin, but in their heart there is no faith at all. The Prophet Muhammad can not recognize who they are, for Allah alone knows the inner content of man. But the notice of Allah in verse 101 is a reminder that Muslims are cautious because among them there are hypocrites who will destroy Islam from within.

In verse 102, a third group of believers is described, but then tempted to glow the world to rebel against God. But then some of them repent and Allah accepts their repentance. And in verse 103, Allah commands them to zakat to sanctify themselves.

Then, what attitude should we take in addressing these three groups? Of course, we have to be proportional. Do not let us judge others based solely on outer behavior. Not necessarily a person whose appearance is very religious is a true figure pious. Conversely, not necessarily also people who do not seem to understand religion and bad behavior, will forever so. Very likely tomorrow or the day after he repented and taubatnya accepted by God, and he became a lucky person.

The most important thing is that we judge our own Islam, not the Islam of others. We too, if viewed by people who higher maqam (first group of Muslims), especially by the Prophet SAW, would be seen how low our quality. How often we make mistakes, and then ask forgiveness of God. You know, whether we have been forgiven or not. We must always be in a state of fear or worry in this case; worried that God does not accept charity and does not forgive us. In the hadith narrated by Bukhari and Muslim, it is stated that indeed a believer looks at his sins as if he were sitting under a mountain and he was afraid that the mountain would fall upon him. And a fajir (sinner) views his sins like a fly passing through his nose (disparaging).

But at the same time, those who believe will be at ease in the remembrance of Allah (Surah Ar-Ra’d: 28). That is, a believer is always between these positions, calm in remembrance of Allah, but at the same time, always worried that he does not obey His rules. That’s why he always begs forgiveness of Him.
Therefore do not pretend to feel the most Islamic and most true. In self-introspection, we should not only see the positive side of ourselves, but we also try to correct the negative side and the mistakes we have made. In associating with fellow Muslims, Allah SWT has given its rules, as contained in QS Al Hujarat verses 10-12. First, the Muslims are brothers, so we should always be kind to our brothers and always try to do good to them. Secondly, we should not insult and disparage others, because it may be the person who is insulted better than ourselves.




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