Empat Jenis Fitnah: Refleksi Surat Al-Kahf


Jejak Pemikiran dan Refleksi

Kata fitnah dalam tulisan ini bermakna cobaan (ibtilaa) atau ujian (imtihan)[1]. Makna ini ditemukan antara lain dalam ayat ke-2 Surat Al’Ankabuut: “Apakah manusia itu mengira bahwa mereka dibiarkan (saja) mengatakan: “Kami telah beriman”, sedang mereka tidak diuji (teks: laa yuftanuun)?” Bagi yang meyakini kebenaran Al-Qur’an, ayat ini dipahami sebagai penegasan bahwa keimanannya akan mengalami cobaan atau ujian.

Fitnah keimanan dapat mengambil berbagai bentuk termasuk lingkungan sosial yang tidak mendukung atau bahkan membahayakan seorang yang beriman untuk merealisasikan nilai-nilai keimanannya dalam kehidupan sehari-hari. Fitnah inilah yang dihadapi sekelompok pemuda penghuni gua (ashabul kahfi). Fitnah keimanan dapat juga mengambil bentuk lain termasuk: (1) kekurangan atau kelimpahan harta, (2) kemiskinan atau kekayaan ilmu, dan (3) kemiskinan atau kelimpahan kekuasaan. Jadi kita paling tidak memilki daftar yang terdiri empat jenis fitnah keimanan: lingkungan sosial, harta, ilmu dan kekuasaan. Keempat jenis fitnah ini disajikan dalam Surat Al-Kaf…

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Uzair Suhaimi

Statistics and religion. This is perhaps an unusual combination for many. The first is dealing with the empirical world, the second with that beyond that world. However, that is my reflection regarding myself. As a statistician, I spent 30 years (1981-2011) serving BPS-Statistics Indonesia. After that my professional services were dedicated to TNP2K office (an office under the vice president office) for a few months and to ILO-ROAP as a senior statistician for half a year. Since 2012 most of my time is dedicated as an independent consultant on statistics-related work, mostly for ILO and on some occasions for some government offices Indonesia. My recent work (2019) was on estimating child labour in Indonesia for ILO Country Office Jakarta. As for personal interest, since young, I've been fascinated with the basic principles of religious thought, especially on its esoteric dimensions, essentiality, and universality. Sufism and perennial philosophy are of my special interest. On this subject, I have posted a number of short articles in my personal blog: https://uzairsuhaimi.blog.

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