Missing Priorities

By: Slamet Setiawan | ayobuka.id

The title above seems to illustrate the current condition of the ummah, in which most Muslims begin to lose the "taste" to distinguish the priority scale that must be done. So what happens is chaos, both individual level and humanity.

Let's look at the example of today's young people more seriously and attention to sports than if mind and spirit. They prefer to deepen their muscle abilities but forget their intake of knowledge and faith. Another example is that there are still many people who have more time to discuss and debate the problem of furu'iyah, which in fact there is nothing wrong in both. Because each has a basic / sect of shahih. So with the uproar there is a big problem forgotten, that is how to save people who have not been touched by Islam, the issue of Palestinian independence and so on.

From here the people need to recite together, and there must be an enlightenment about which priority mindset should be first. What to do and what to postpone. Which is mandatory and which is sunnah, because not a few people who enthusiastically invite to perform sunnah worship but neglect of its obligations. I take the example of a teacher who has the obligation to teach in the class, but they deliberately left the class on the pretext of praying dhuha. whereas the obligatory obligatory teaching obligation and dhuha prayer is sunnah. And there are many other examples that I think you can reflect on.

Shaykh Yusuf Al Qardhawi summarizes because Muslims are declining due to their insensitivity on the priority scale to 7 points:

1. Forgetting fardhu kifayah related to the welfare of the people as a whole.
Such as increased capacity of science, economics, social, culture and politics. Many Muslims are indifferent, so the current one who plays a lot in these areas is non-Muslims.

2. Ignoring fardhu 'ain.
In this case we can illustrate the weak attitude of most Muslims to do amar ma'ruf nahi munkar. but this is an obligation for every individual. Even the obligation of amar ma'ruf nahi munkar is called first before the issue of prayer [see QS. At Taubah: 71].

3. Prefer a part of the pillars of Islam but forget the others.
Especially in Indonesia we met many times in the month of Ramadan for example, they fasted but did not pray, or shalatnya hollow-bolong. Or in everyday life there are some of our people who do Friday prayers but pray fardhunya bolong-bolng.

4. More attention to the Sunnah case than the mandatory.
Many followers of this religion who likes to dhikr, but the good relationship to parents is not maintained, friendliness is not tightened and so forth.

5. More focus with individual worship.
They are more pleased with prayer and dhikr but are not concerned with the affairs of the Ummah like the Palestinian and other independence, even they lightly say that it is none of our business.

6. More likely to deal with furu'iyah problems than the main ones.
Recently lately we find there is a dissolution or rejection of a lecture by a cleric only because of different views furu'iyah. But on the other hand they are ignorant with aqidah, faith, and morality, all of which are the main thing as a foundation in menghlamlam.

7. More seriously combat the problem makruh and syubhat than the obvious keharamannya.
They are more enthusiastic about blaming and blaming music and photos than taking care of the current problem of worrying matters.

The great mistakes above have penetrated our people today in the matter of the parameters of the priorities so that they take small things big, exaggerate the small issues, emphasize the trivialities, underestimate the things that matter , etc. Therefore it is our duty to awaken the people to understand what is priority for themselves, the people, and also the religion. You know a'lam.

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