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Rich is the Rule but Faith is Choice

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A SON asks the mother; "Mom, why we are poor?" With deep feelings the mother replied: “Son, life is like a walk in a supermarket. Everyone can choose and bring whatever items he wants. Whoever brings three chocolates, he will pay the price of three chocolates, whoever brings only one chocolate, he also pays one chocolate, while the poor don't get the chocolates, kid. Therefore, at the checkout door he was not checked. The poor will be examined quickly on the Day of Resurrection, while the rich will be slow in examining it. "

The child was silent at the mother's answer. Although the analogy through the story above is not entirely correct - because the process of reckoning still considers the level of each keshalehan, but at least presents a message to us, that people who are given favors in the form of wealth by Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala. special; how do they get it and where or what they spend it for.

Rasulullah Sallallahu 'alaihi Wassalam said, "Do not move the feet of a servant (to the limit of shiratal mustaqim) so that he is asked about his age for what he spent, what knowledge he practiced, where did he get his wealth and where he spent it, and what his body was for. Use." (HR: Tirmidhi Ad-Darimi).

In particular with the discussion of our attitude towards property, there is one important thing that we must always pay attention to, namely that we are highly cautious. We must always cultivate and cultivate the fear of Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala. That when we get it from an unclean source, even though the goal is for the truth, then it is not worthy of us except hellfire.

Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala said;

ثُمَّ لَتُسْأَلُنَّ يَوْمَئِذٍ عَنِ النَّعِيمِ

"Then you will certainly be asked on that day about the enjoyment (which you are proud of in that world." (Surah: At-Takaatsur [102]: 7).

Ibn Abbas ra and Ibnu Jarir At Tabari explained the above verse, that it is not only favors in the form of assets that will be questioned and held accountable before Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala, but all the favors bestowed by Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala to us, will be asked what we use it for.

Therefore, from an early age we should instill caution to ourselves and our families in matters of halal-haram, so that we are not included as what Rasulullah Sallallahu 'alaihi Wassalam said.

In a hadith, the Prophet said, "There will come a time, during that time people do not care where they get the property, whether from a lawful source or from an illegitimate source." (HR: Bukhari).

Being rich is destiny not an option

Whatever our situation in this world, then that is the provision of Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala, which we must be grateful for and inevitably have to live it. Even though Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala was given freedom to try to change our situation, but the end result did not bring change, so that is the stipulation outlined by Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala., And we must be grateful as a gift from him.

Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala, said;

وهو الذي جعلكم خلائف الأرض ورفع بعضكم فوق بعض درجات ليبلوكم في ما آتاكم إن ربك سريع العقاب وإنه لغفور رحيم

"And it is He who made you as the caliphs on earth and He raised some of you above some (others) a few degrees, to test you about what He gave you. Surely your Lord is very quick to torture and indeed He is most Forgiving, Most Merciful. ”(Surah: Al-An'am [5]: 165).

It is clear that the state (poor-rich), is not an option for humans, but indeed the will of Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala., With the aim of testing the rich-with wealth, popularity and a myriad of other successes, to what extent he be humble before humans and how sincere he is to donate his assets in the way of Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala. And the poor, to what point he is patient with his limitations and to what extent he is still kind to Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala, in the midst of a pile of hardships, suffering that Allah deliberately sends him. That is the attitude humans should have in responding to the blessings of Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala.

Although it has been explained that these two conditions are provisions of Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala, most people do not understand this. So they assume that they are not based on faith in Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala. This is described by God in His Word;

فَأَمَّا الْإِنسَانُ إِذَا مَا ابْتَلَاهُ رَبُّهُ فَأَكْرَمَهُ وَنَعَّمَهُ فَيَقُولُ رَبِّي أَكْرَمَنِ

وَأَمَّا إِذَا مَا ابْتَلَاهُ فَقَدَرَ عَلَيْهِ رِزْقَهُ فَيَقُولُ رَبِّي أَهَانَنِ

"As for man, if his Lord tests him and he glorifies him and gives him pleasure, he will say: 'My Lord has glorified me'. And when his Lord tested him and then limited his rizkinya he said: 'My Lord insulted me.' (Surah: Al-Fajr: 15-16).

In another verse, Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala also describes the attitude of man in responding to the circumstances given to him; "So when a man is in danger he calls on Us, then when We give him a favor from Us he says: 'Verily I was given that favor only because of my intelligence' Actually it is a test, but most of them do not know. " (QS: Az-Zumar: 49).

In previous centuries, many people fell into existentialism which carried the concept of 'innamal' iisyu fii bahiimatul ladzdzati '(that satisfaction is above everything), that is why they pile up material for the sake of satisfaction.

Psychologically, we are more prepared to accept success, rather than face failure, we are more capable and confident of becoming rich people, rather than being tested by conditions of poverty. Let's look at a child named Mark. He is one of the finalists in a toy car racing event. Among the four participants who entered the final, Mark's car was the most imperfect, some children doubted the strength of his car to race with other cars.

But Mark is proud of his own modified car. The moment that was waiting for him arrived, each child got ready at the starting line. However, just before the competition started, he said a prayer with his eyes closed, lips moving and his face down. Then, a minute later he said 'yes, I'm ready! The race was running excitedly decorated with applause and cheering from the audience, the rope of the finish line was waved and the winner of the race was Mark. When the trophy distribution arrived, before the trophy was handed over, the head of the committee asked Mark, "You prayed to be given victory, right?" "Earlier I did pray, sir, but not to be given victory, but that God wouldn't make me cry and sad if I lost." Mark was so wise when praying to God. Maybe, we have offered many prayers to Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala, so that Allah will grant our every wish, maybe we too often ask Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala to make us the number one person in our environment, maybe too often we pray that may Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala remove the touchstone that is in front of his eyes. Aren't we what we need His guidance when we are victorious? Also guidance from Him that we need in living in this world?

Attitude Toward God's Favor

A true believer in that condition is not an excuse to fall down lamenting his fate or puff out his chest to pride himself, because he realizes that it is a provision from Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala, which must be grateful, what he is looking for in life is 'value'. He will try to do with this situation to lead to "values" that can make him valuable before Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala.

It was Umar Bin Khattab ra, one of the companions of the prophet Sallallahu 'alaihi Wassalam., Who was awarded wealth. In the book "Economic Fiqh", historical facts prove that Umar owned 70,000 agricultural fields, which, at that time, cost 160 million for agricultural cultivation, and if the total was 70,000X160 million, then Umar's wealth = 11.2 trillion. A fantastic number for a business.

But, so rich Umar, he was still ascetic and was not deceived by the world. Its life of consumption uses sharia ways and its production life also uses the sharia system. He is very sure of what Rasulullah Sallallahu 'alaihi Wassalam said, “Whoever has himmah (goal) is the land of the hereafter, Allah will optimize his strength, and make wealth in his heart, and the world will come to him with contempt. However, anyone whose intention is only to seek the world, then Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala will disperse his world affairs and make deprivation between his two eyelids, and the world will not come to him except for only what is destined for him. " (Narrated by Ibn Majah, Ibn Hibban, Ahmad, Baihaqi, Ad-Darimi). Allah knows best bish-shawab

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