Is there among us who feel successful in life because they have succeeded in achieving everything, such as assets, titles, ranks, positions, and positions, as if they have grasped the entire world. Let us review, how much is the value of what we have achieved so far.
In a daily reported about the new discovery of binoculars called the Hubble telescope. With these binoculars found as many as 5 billion clusters of galaxies. The sun is only a very small planet, in a cluster of galaxies in the solar system. Well, especially the planet earth which is only one point in size. It's nothing compared to the 5 billion clusters of the galaxy. How awesome.
Unfortunately, often people feel they have succeeded in getting everything they miss on this earth, often slipping just to associate their world. As a result, he was proud and arrogant, but his absence immediately made him mentally and tormented. When he succeeded in achieving what he wanted, he felt that it was all the result of his efforts and hard work. Whereas when it fails, he then feels himself unlucky. In fact, it is not uncommon for bad luck to be inflicted or sought out by a scapegoat to someone else.
This kind of person certainly has forgotten, that what he wants and strives for is highly dependent on the permission of Allah SWT. He desperately struggled to pursue what he wanted, surely it would not be achieved without Allah's permission. Laa haula walaa quwwata illaabillaah!
That is if people just hang out, with the world, which turns out to be nothing. We should associate only with Allah SWT, so that our hearts will never be troubled by this tiny little world.
This attitude is truly what we must always train in associating life in this world. The body is attached to the world, but don't let the heart stick with it. The existence and absence of all the things of this world on our side should never make the heart falter, because after all it is the same as the reward of Allah.
How come! The nature of the world is always released. Come, be restrained, taken. Easy, difficult. Healthy, sick. Praised, reviled. Respected, demeaned. Everything happened one after another. If our hearts are always with God. Any changes in life will not harm us.
The most important thing we notice is being loved by God, that we must be zuhud towards this world. Rasulullah SAW once said, "He who adheres to the world, surely Allah loves him, and whoever zuhud against what is in the hands of men, surely man loves him."
Zuhud to the world, does not mean not having things that are worldly. Rather, we are more confident in what is in God's side than what is in our hands. For people who are zuhud against the world, as much as anything they have, it will not make the heart feel at peace. Because peace is nothing but Allah.
Rasulullah SAW said, "Doing zuhud in life in the world is not by forbidding the lawful and not wasting wealth. Zuhud to the life of the world is not to assume that what is in you is more certain than what is in God." (Narrated by Ahmad)
If we feel at ease with savings at the bank, then we have not yet fallen. How big our savings are, we should feel at peace with God's guarantee. This is because what we have, is not necessarily our fortune if there is no permission from God.
People who worship the world see whatever they have is no guarantee. He prefers the guarantee of God, even though it is invisible and unwritten, but Allah knows everything. If we respect someone because of their position and wealth, disparaging people because they are poor and commoners, then we have begun to love the world. The result is that this heart will shine beside God. Why is that? Because, our hearts are seized with arrogance and arrogance by always easily discriminating between friends or people who come to us.
Our system of calculation should be changed from now on benefits. For example, when you want to buy goods and we know the price of the item in the supermarket is cheaper than buying it on an old mother who sells with simple baskets. So we feel the need to offer it at the lowest possible price. Then start feeling lucky if we benefit the old mother, than we get profit from it. That is, the choice to buy will certainly be better for him and the price he offers than to buy it from the supermarket. As a result, the benefits for us are precisely when we can give something to others.
It's different with worldly benefits. This kind of advantage is only felt when getting something from other people. While the meaning of profit for us is when we can give more than what is given by others. Obviously, it will be very different from the value of his inner satisfaction too.
For people who long for God's position, delicacy enjoys these benefits when they sincerely appreciate, glorify, and help others. This is enough! Thank you or not, that's not our business at all. What is important is that we make this life order as proportional as possible, by respecting, glorifying, and helping others without expecting anything in return. These are the benefits for zuhud experts. Feel more secure and like what is best in God's side than what is obtained from other than God.