The real honor and glory, is when our hearts are free from relying on other than Allah SWT. Our struggle to keep our self-esteem from asking for other than God, is proof of our glory. Independent soul is the key to self esteem.
Immediately after migrating to Medina, the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) hosted the Anshar and Muhajirin. There is one interesting story that happened when the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was Abdurrahman bin Auf with Sa'ad bin Rabi, the richest of the Anshar.
At that time Sa'ad said to Abdurrahman, "My brother, I am a wealthy Medina, please select half of my property and take it! And I have two wives, try to look at which ones are more attractive to you, to disguise them until you can enroll them. "
Answer Abdurrahman bin 'Auf, "May Allah bless you, your wife and your wealth! Show me where the market is so I can trade .... "Abdurrahman went to the market, and sold it there .......
Until then, the Prophet said, "How are you now, O Abdurrahman?" He replied, "O Messenger of Allah, I am married and my dowry is paid for gold." We are very worthy to emulate the attitude shown by Abdurrahman bin Auf on the basis of the self-esteem of self-esteem. our society.
It has become imminent, if we rely on other than God, surely we will be afraid if the backup is taken. But if we rely on Allah SWT, there is no doubt and anxiety that will come to pass. God will not neglect the people who earnestly hope for Him. In a hadith qudsi mentioned, "When a servant approaches me by walking, then I will approach him by running. If he approaches me a span, then I will approach him a cubit. "
Independent soul is the key to self esteem. In addition to being independent in his life, independent people will be more self-confident, so they can do more work, his speech is more meaningful, and the time will be more effective. Therefore, our struggle to maintain self-esteem with no excuse to other than God is proof of true glory.
But why are people so "pious" pawning their selfishness for a little worldly possessions? Or, why would our wealthy nation beg for help from other countries? The answer is, we too consider the world mask as a source of self-esteem. Most of us are too busy building mundane accessories, without the hustle and bustle of self-esteem. Not surprisingly, when there are people whose position is high, they are low. Or there is a lot of wealth, but the soul is poor.
We must start to become independent human beings. There are several ways we can:
First, commit yourself to being independent. In this life only once, we must be honored and do not become slaves of anything other than Allah SWT. Keep on trying to keep your self-esteem and abstinence from being burdensome. If our lives burden others, we must try to retaliate with anything we can do. When we burden our parents, our pride is to repay their goodness. However, to teachers, friends, or neighbors. Do not let yourself be insulted by being a subject and a solicitor who only hurts others.
Secondly, dare to start. Only with courage can stand up for independence. We have never been to the top without first starting from below. It is a dream to live a life without success.
Really, this world is only the property of the brave. True success, happiness, and honor are merely reserved. The coward will never get anything, because he cripples his own strength. Pursue this world with courage. Fight with fear of courage. Afraid of darkness, walk in the dark. Afraid to swim, immediately jump into the water. The more we can resist fear, laziness, and sense of helplessness, the closer we are to success. Indeed, everything is worth the risk. But here is the price we have to pay in life. If we do not want to pay the price, we will be disqualified.
Third, enjoy the process. Everything is no instant, all in need of the process. The devastation that hit our country, one of the reasons is that we want to get immediate results. In fact, there can be no result without fighting it first.
We must learn to enjoy the process of struggle, enjoy sweat droplets and tears. With the struggle of true values ??of honor can be realized. We do not really think about the results. Our job is to do our best. God will not look at the results