Islamic Trilogy

Islamic Trilogy - "All creatures are God's family. The one he loves the most is the one who benefits his family."

ISLAM LIBRARY | Yesterday evening, 02.04.24, after Tarawih prayers, at the UI "Ukhuwah Islamiyah" mosque , Depok, accompanied by Dr. Bastian Zulyeno, Head of FIB Study Program, I delivered the "Islamic Trilogy": Faith, Islam and Ihsan, as mentioned in "Haduts Jibril".

I describe the Trilogy as the components of a tree: Roots, Trunk and Fruit. The root is the belief in one God and the metaphysical realm. Stems are rules, paths, events leading to God. The fruit is like a religious ideal or "Maqashid al Syari'ah". Namely Universal Human Values. And this becomes a provision for returning home to God. “Inna Lillah wa Inna ilaihi Raji'un” . We all belong to God and we will return to Him.

Then God suggested inviting people to that path while providing technical ways or methods to invite people to His path.

اُدْعُ اِلٰى سَبِيْلِ رَبِّكَ بِالْحِكْمَةِ وَالْمَوْعِظَةِ الْحَسَنَةِ وَجَادِلْهُمْ بِالَّتِيْ هِيَ اَحْسَنُۗ اِنَّ رَبَّكَ هُوَ اَعْلَمُ بِمَنْ ضَلَّ عَنْ سَبِيْلِهٖ وَهُوَ اَعْلَمُ بِالْمُهْتَدِيْنَ

It means: "Invite (people) to the path of your Lord with wisdom, (wisdom, wisdom), good messages, and discuss in the best way. Indeed, your Lord knows best who goes astray and He knows best who walks on the truth." (QS. an-Nahl, verse 125).

To the Prophet, God said:

فَبِمَا رَحْمَةٍ مِّنَ ٱللَّهِ لِنتَ لَهُمْ ۖ وَلَوْ كُنتَ فَظًّا غَلِيظَ ٱلْقَلْبِ لَٱنفَضُّوا۟ مِنْ حَوْلِكَ ۖ فَٱعْفُ عَنْهُمْ وَٱسْتَغْفِرْ لَهُمْ وَشَاوِرْهُمْ فِى ٱلْأَمْرِ ۖ فَإِذَا عَزَمْتَ فَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى ٱللَّهِ ۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يُحِبُّ ٱلْمُتَوَكِّلِينَ

Meaning: "So thanks to the grace of God's love, you (Muhammad) have a gentle and polite character towards them. If you are stubborn and hard-hearted, they will run away from you. So forgive them and ask forgiveness for them, and consult with them in any matter. Then when you have agreed, then leave it to God. Truly, God loves sincere people." (QS. Ali Imran, verse 159).

I convey:

الخلق كلهم عيال الله. واحبهم اليه انفعهم لعياله

Meaning: “All creatures are God's family. What He loves most is he who provides many benefits to his family."

For :

علينا ان نتعلم العيش معا كاخوة

It means, "We should learn together as brothers."

Then, God said:

انما المؤمنون اخوة

"Verily those who believe in God are brothers."

And the Prophet, peace be upon him, said:

مثل المؤمنين في توادهم وتراحمهم وتعاطفهم كمثل الجسد إذا اشتكى منه عضو تداعى له سائر الجسد بالسهر والحمى

It means: "The parable of the believers in terms of mutual love, affection, compassion for each other, is like one body. When a limb is afflicted with pain, the rest of the body will feel pain." (HR. Muslim).