The power of love is amazing, indeed. Someone who falls in love will get a willing to sacrifice everything for his beloved one. Love makes everything beautiful, although it has to be passed with suffer.
Those sort of power had made Bilal ibn Rabah preferred to choose to be dried in the sun that was very hot, rather than reverted to kafir. While he was oppressed with a big chunk of stone until almost crushed his chest. Lanjutkan membaca The Power of Love
Menurut arti bahasa, jihad adalah bersungguh-sungguh. Jahada fi al amri, artinya berusaha dengan sungguh-sungguh. Dengan mendasarkan pada pengertian bahasa tersebut, oleh sebagian tokoh agama dan intelektual, kata jihad diimplementasikan dalam banyak aspek. Maka, menurut mereka, semua kegiatan kebaikan yang dilakukan dengan sungguh-sungguh adalah jihad. Menuntut ilmu, bekerja, atau berbagai kegiatan lain, bila dilakukan secara sungguh-sungguh dan bertujuan baik semua adalah jihad.
Tetapi, jihad tidak boleh dibatasi pengertiannya hanya menurut arti bahasa saja. Karena, di samping arti bahasa jihad juga memiliki makna istilah yang digali dari nash-nash syar’i yang menjelaskan tentang perintah jihad. Berdasarkan istilah syar’i itulah jihad memiliki makna yang spesifik yang berbeda dengan makna lughawinya (bahasa). Menurut Syekh Taqiyyudin an-Nabhany dalam kitabnya Syakhshiyyah Islamiyyah jilid II, jihad diartikan sebagai “qitaalu al-kuffari fii sabilillahi li i’lai kalimatillahi”, yaitu memerangi orang-orang kafir di jalan Allah dalam rangka meninggikan kalimat Allah (Islam). Lanjutkan membaca Jihad Bukan Kejahatan
At present, many Westerns shout Islamic fundamentalism loudly as a fear of terrorism. But actually, can the terrorism be concerned to Islamic fundamentalism? Completely not, I think. I don’t know what the fundamentalism is. But what I am sure that I know the fundamental of Islam that is shahada, salât, zakât, saûm and hajj.As for some tragedies of bomb, many people directly think that it was done by Islam people. They think that Islam instructs the followers to be terrorists or doing other barbaric action. That is absolutely a narrow-minded thinking. Also, some people assert that the fundamentalists are terrorists. How can he think like that? Whereas, the fundamentalists try to keep pure Islamic teaching to be exist on this world. However, there are some people who don’t like that. Why do they so afraid of fundamentalism? Isn’ it reasonable that someone try to protects his belief? That is a human right, isn’t that?
Concerning jihad, some people declared: Islam orders the followers to invade, kill, burn, destroy countries, and to put people to the sword for the sake of their religion (jihad). I say this assertion is completely wrong. Jihad means to communicate Allâhu Ta’âla’s true religion to His created servants. This can be done by using the sword to eliminate cruel and devouring dictators, who hamper Allâhu Ta’âla’s religion from reaching His servants. First, it begins with admonishing and moral preaching, and then in the ease of disobedience or opposition, these obstructions are eliminated by other means. Jihad with force is done not by individuals, but by the Islamic state.
Obviously, in the 256th verse of surât al Baqarâ in the Qurân al Karîm it states:
“There is no compulsion in religion. Verily, the Right Path has become distinct from the wrong Path. Whoever disbelieves In Tâghût and believes In Allâh, and then He has grasped the Most-trustworthy handhold that will never break. And Allâh is All-Hearer, All-Knower.”
It shows that Islam do not attempt to convert a person to Islam by recourse to any means, that is by force or by promising material advantages.
So, you should have changed your negative thinking of Islam.