Ultimate freedom in the Koran
Ultimate freedom in the Koran

Dr. Ahmad kusjairi suhail, ma
 Every year, on August 17, Indonesia commemorates independence day. And this 2023, it doesn't feel like the 78th year of Indonesia is free. A variety of events and events unfold. From the beginning of the sack race, various sports were gambled to the betel nut climbing. Others hold assemblies of dzmimial, prayer and istighotsah for the nation, as well as other ceremonial occasions.

Beyond the obvious the second-second ceremony of the proclamation carried out across the nusantara. All of it was held supposedly in order to celebrate the enjoyment of freedom. But are we really free? If freedom was to be independent from invaders, then this nation was already free. And yet, in the perspective of the qur 'an, is this nation really independent? Then what is freedom, anyway, according to the qur 'an? The following scripture alludes to this in no detail.

Allah SWT said:

وَلَقَدْ بَعَثْنَا فِى كُلِّ أُمَّةٍ رَّسُولًا أَنِ ٱعْبُدُوا۟ ٱللَّهَ وَٱجْتَنِبُوا۟ ٱلطَّٰغُوتَ ۖ فَمِنْهُم مَّنْ هَدَى ٱللَّهُ وَمِنْهُم مَّنْ حَقَّتْ عَلَيْهِ ٱلضَّلَٰلَةُ ۚ فَسِيرُوا۟ فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ فَٱنظُرُوا۟ كَيْفَ كَانَ عَٰقِبَةُ ٱلْمُكَذِّبِينَ

It means: "And indeed We sent the Messenger to every nation (to call out): "Worship Allah (only), and stay away from Thaghut [Thaghut is the devil and whatever is worshipped other than Allah SWT]. So among the people are those who are guided by Allah, and there are.Also among those who have been unfaithful to him. Then walk ye out upon the earth and pay attention to the outcome of those who lie to (the apostles). (qs an nahl [16]: 36)

The above verse explains that god sent forth to each and every one of the apostles, from the days of the prophet Noah to the prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) to carry out a sacred mission. The sacred mission was to set all mankind free from worship other than god, to the worship of god alone.

In this verse, that all the apostles sent by god called his people, "worship god (alone), and shun thaghut." This is reiterated by many passages in the qur 'an, some of whom god said: "and we send not an apostle before you but uswahyukan kepadanya: "Bahwasanya tidak ada Tuhan (yang hak) melainkan Aku, Maka sembahlah olehmu sekalian akan Aku" (QS Al Anbiyaa' [21]: 25).

So the prophet Noah AS said to his people, "O my people pray for Allah, there is no god for you except Him." Indeed, I fear that you will be afflicted by a great day." (QS Al A'raaf [7]: 59).

The Prophet Hud AS, who was sent to the people of 'Ad, called upon his people,

"O my people, worship god, there is in noway any god for you but he. Then why don't you take notice of him?" (qs al a 'raaf [7]: 65)

The Prophet Shalih AS to his people, Tsamud, called for the same.

"O my people, worship god, there is in him no god" (qs al a 'raaf [7]: 73).

The same was done by the prophet shu's disgrace to his people, the people of madyan.

"O my people, worship god, there is in him no god" (qs al a 'raaf [7]: 85).

This suggests that the apostles' din (religion) was one and wihadatu risalaati 'r rushule (the unity of the apostles' vision and mission) made mankind free from worship of other than god and called on only to worship god.

Therefore, according to ibn katsir, after this explanation, how could the Muslim people say - as in the previous verse -" if it be god's will, we would not worship anything but him "(qs an nahl [16]: 35). Truly masyi 'ah shan 'iyyah(god's wisdo) for kufur it has drawn itself out so that they cannot convert it back to god's will, for it is not his will.

For, god ta 'aala has banned mankind from kefur through his oral apostles. While masyi 'ah kauniyyah (the divine will), that is, the taqdir (provision) of god for the prevalence of some of mankind is according to their own choice, so that it does notcan be used as an argument for their disbelief.

For almighty god has created hellfire and its inhabitants are demons and infidels. God himself does not ridha his servants become kufur. Thus, this has become a strong rain for him or her (see: tafsir ibn katsir iii /212).


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