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Muslims did not attack the U.S. on 9/11

Muslims did not attack the U.S. on 9/11
Posted on March 17, 2012 by Kevin Ryan

Since September 11, 2001, the United States has initiated a number of wars in Muslim countries. These wars, which would be more correctly called massacres, have resulted in the deaths of countless innocent Muslims. In some cases, attempts have been made to present these aggressions in the guise of humanitarian efforts to promote democracy. But the limited public support for U.S. military action around the world goes back to the U.S. government claim that Muslims were responsible for 9/11. This claim is untrue and it is past time for people to recognize that fact.

There are many ways to see that Muslims were not responsible for 9/11. Author David Ray Griffin has previously made arguments in this regard.[1] As time goes on, however, more facts lead people to realize that claims of Muslim responsibility for terrorism in the U.S. should be highly suspect. These facts include that the October 2001 anthrax attacks were blamed on Muslims only to be later traced to a U.S. military facility and to non-Muslim, U.S. scientists. Moreover, a number of FBI-planned acts of terrorism since 2001 have been falsely attributed to young Muslims who were victims of appalling acts of entrapment by the FBI.[2]

According to the official account of 9/11, nineteen young Arab Muslims were responsible for the entirety of the mass murder that day. The FBI accused these young men within 72 hours of the attacks and, although the list changed slightly at first, it has remained the same since shortly after the attacks. To support the accusations, U.S. authorities pointed to passports that were found under implausible circumstances, luggage containing unbelievably convenient documents, and other dubious evidence.

In October 2001, reporter Seymour Hersh wrote –

“Many of the investigators believe that some of the initial clues that were uncovered about the terrorists’ identities and preparations, such as flight manuals, were meant to be found. A former high-level intelligence official told me, ‘Whatever trail was left was left deliberately—for the F.B.I. to chase.’”[3]

Years later, the 9/11 Commission Report (911CR) was written by a professional myth-maker, Phillip Zelikow, who was also a Bush Administration insider. Oddly enough, the outline for the report was written by Zelikow and his colleague Ernest May even before the investigation began. It is now widely accepted that the 9/11 Commission and the FBI did very poorly in terms of investigating most aspects of the attacks. In just one example, the FBI never even interviewed the people suspected of engaging in 9/11 insider trading.[4]

Despite the poor quality of the investigation, the 911CR used inflammatory language which focused on Muslims as “the enemy.” The Commission told us that “the enemy rallies broad support in the Arab and Muslim world by demanding redress of political grievances, but its hostility toward us and our values is limitless.” The Commission was being false and misleading when it made these statements, however, as the evidence shows that 9/11 was not a Muslim crime.

Muslims do not murder innocent people

The most obvious reason that the Commission was off-track is that Muslims do not murder innocent people. Some people find this statement outrageous. Of course Muslims murder innocent people, they say, that’s what al Qaeda does.

The problem is that, as a society, many of us have been trained to accept religion as a noncommittal affiliation or label. For example, many of the current U.S. leaders have engaged in mass murder around the world over the last ten years yet they still call themselves Christians. Anyone can see that they are not. Those who truly believe in God live by the laws of the religion they proclaim and Christians do not engage in wars of aggression or the torture and killing of other human beings.

The word “Muslim” is Arabic and literally means “one who submits (to God).” But Webster’s Dictionary defines a “Muslim” as an adherent to Islam. Being an adherent of Islam means to follow the teachings of the Holy Qu’ran. And according to the Qur’an, one of the greatest sins is to kill a human being who has committed no fault:

If someone kills another person – unless it is in retaliation for someone else or for causing corruption in the earth – it is as if he had murdered all mankind. (Surat al-Ma’ida: 32)

Defenders of the official myth might say that the 9/11 attacks can be seen as retaliation for the corruption in U.S. financial (WTC) and military (Pentagon) activities. Problems with that argument include the fact that it doesn’t absolve the 9/11 terrorists from having killed many innocent people, including children and dozens of Muslims.[5] It also doesn’t explain how many of the financial leaders in the WTC, and all of the top military leaders at the Pentagon, escaped with their lives.

Furthermore, polls in countries with large Muslim populations indicate that Muslims oppose the killing of civilians in warfare significantly more than non-Muslims do. People in Muslim countries “roundly reject attacks on civilians. Asked about politically-motivated attacks on civilians, such as bombings or assassinations, majorities in all countries–usually overwhelming majorities–take the strongest position offered by saying such violence cannot be justified at all.”[6]

To avoid this direct problem, some say that the alleged 9/11 hijackers were nominally Muslims. In other words, they were people who called themselves Muslims but who just didn’t follow this one requirement of the Qu’ran. This article doesn’t delve into the carefully cultivated phenomenon called “radical Islam,” but the evidence we have indicates that the men accused of hijacking planes on 9/11 were either not involved at all, or were not even close to being adherents of Islam.

The men accused of hijacking the planes were either not involved or were not Muslims

In the weeks after 9/11, many mainstream news sources reported that the accused hijackers were still alive. These claims were reported by major media sources like The Independent, the London Telegraph and the British Broadcasting Corporation. Although BBC attempted to retract the claims later, the Telegraph reported that it had interviewed some of these men, who the newspaper said had the same names, same dates of birth, same places of birth, and same occupations as the accused.[7]

No other media sources have successfully explained the discrepancies around the reports of the alleged hijackers still being alive. One particularly weak attempt, cited as the primary source at Wikipedia, was an absurd hand-waving piece in Der Spiegel that used “U.S. Historian Daniel Pipes” as the authority.[8] Not mentioned is the fact that Pipes, a second-generation neocon and Project for the New American Century signatory, is arguably the world’s leading Islamophobe.[9]

Most importantly, the “hijackers alive” reports were not investigated by the FBI or the 9/11 Commission. In fact, the Director of the FBI, Robert Mueller, publicly expressed doubts about the identity of the hijackers. Yet to this day there has been no official response to these contradictions despite their high relevance to the overall investigation.

However, we can imagine that these cases were probably the result of stolen identities and some follow-up media statements suggested just that. With the likelihood of stolen identities, and without an official investigation to clarify, we are left with the conclusion that some of the accused men were not involved. It could be that there may have been other people involved who have never been identified, but without facts to go on we cannot say.

The men who appear to have been falsely accused include the brothers Wail and Waleed al Shehri, and Abdulaziz al Omari.[10] The language in the 911CR suggests that al Omari was the most devout of the accused men, in that he “often served as an imam at his mosque in Saudi Arabia.” But since his identity was stolen and he was therefore not involved, we must look to the other accused men for Muslim connections.

Others who appear to be victims of identity theft include Mohand al Shehri, Salem al Hazmi, Saeed al Ghamdi, and Ahmed al Nami. Although the Commission’s report states that al Ghamdi “attended prayer services regularly,” he was also reported to have trained at the Lackland Air Force Base’s Defense Language Institute, which is a fact that does not support his being a religious fanatic with limitless hostility toward the United States. The report also says of al Hazmi that he was “unconcerned with religion.” In any case, these four must be excluded from the oxymoronic label of “Muslim terrorist” because it appears they were falsely accused.

Another of the accused men who the Commission says was “unconcerned with religion” was Satam al Suqami. This description appears to be correct because, according to The Boston Globe, al Saqami liked to sleep with prostitutes, which is a decidedly non-Muslim activity.[11] In Islam, prostitution and other forms of sexual deviancy are forbidden. Therefore, although al Suqami was not reported to be still alive, he was not a Muslim.

In the months and days leading up to 9/11, the alleged hijackers were reported to have drank alcohol heavily in bars, purchased pornographic materials, watched strippers, and paid for lap dances. Needless to say, people who follow the teachings of the Qu’ran (Muslims) do not do any of those things.

As Temple University professor of Islamic Studies, Mahmoud Mustafa Ayoub, said in relation to the alleged 9/11 hijackers – “Islam does not condone killing innocent people in the name of God. Nor can a devout Muslim drink booze or party at a strip club and expect to reach heaven.”[12]

Two of the men were being watched by the CIA for at least twenty months prior to 9/11. These were Nawaf al Hazmi and Khalid al Mihdhar, and they did not follow the Qu’ran either. As reported by the Los Angeles Times, these two were often seen at Cheetah’s, a nude bar in San Diego.

The most glaring examples of non-Muslim behavior, however, were exhibited by the alleged hijacker pilots of American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175. According to the 911CR, Mohammed Atta and Marwan al Shehhi piloted these airliners and crashed them into the WTC towers. Public knowledge about them indicates that they might have been trained at U.S. military facilities, but it is clear that they did not even try to follow the Qu’ran. Frankly, Phillip Zelikow is more of a Muslim than they were.

For one thing, Atta and al Shehhi were known to dress in gaudy jewelry and clothes. Because of this, people thought they were mafia characters. As author Daniel Hopsicker wrote, they wore “Gold jewelry, expensive watches, and silk shirts” and were “Not exactly a description of Islamic fundamentalists.”[13] Additionally, their activities in Florida, in the years prior to 9/11, were closely aligned with those of gunrunners and drug smugglers, which also indicates that they were anything but Muslims.

Atta’s stripper girlfriend, Amanda Keller, said that Atta and al Shehhi “had massive supplies of cocaine” which they restocked whenever needed at one of the flight schools run by Dutch nationals in Florida. Keller said that during the time she dated him, she saw Atta do cocaine himself on multiple occasions.[14] And, of course, Muslims don’t do cocaine or other illicit drugs.

Witnesses saw Al Shehhi and Atta drunk at a Hollywood, Florida sports bar. On another occasion in Palm Beach, Atta and Alshehhi were seen spending $1,000 on champagne in only 45 minutes. During the latter escapade, Atta was with a tall busty brunette and Alshehhi was with a short blonde woman. Both women were known locally as high-priced escorts.[15]

A stripper in Las Vegas, Nevada recalled that Marwan al Shehhi was “cheap,” because he paid only $20 for a lap dance. In the summer of 2001, Al Shehhi was apparently also seen in a nude bar in Pompado Beach, Florida. Six exotic dancers who worked there testified to seeing him. At the same time, both al Shehhi and Hamza Alghamdi were witnessed purchasing pornographic video and sex toys from a Florida store. The Wall Street Journal reported that Alghamdi watched a porn video in his hotel room, and others witnessed alleged hijacker Majed Moqed visiting a porn shop on several occasions in the months before 9/11.[16]

This same categorically non-Muslim behavior was also true for Ziad jarrah, the alleged hijacker pilot of Flight 93, which was destroyed in a field in Pennsylvania. Seven months before the attacks, it was noticed that Jarrah “frequented” a strip club in Jacksonville, Florida.[17]

The 911CR says that six of the alleged hijackers lived in Paterson, NJ for up to six months. This included Hani Hanjour, Nawaf al Hazmi, Khalid al Mihdhar, the man mis-identified as Abdulaziz al Omari, and others. Reports put Ziad Jarrah in Paterson as well. The mayor of Paterson, Marty Barnes, certainly noticed them and he made the point of how non-Muslim they were, saying –“Nobody ever saw them at mosques, but they liked the go-go clubs.” [18]

Given that Atta and friends were so far from being Muslims, it actually makes sense that the U.S. government would try, in the days after 9/11, to bolster the political story by adding actual Muslims to their quickly drawn-up list. The real al Omari, for example, was obviously not involved. But the discrepancy between his being an imam and a go-go club aficionado who never went to the mosques would quickly be lost in the post-9/11 clamor for revenge. And the public’s most banal and prejudiced tendencies could be better exploited with hints of Muslim connections, no matter how weak, just as they have been with the anthrax attacks and the ongoing FBI-planned terrorism.

In any case because the alleged hijacker pilots were clearly not Muslims, the deaths caused by the destruction of those planes cannot be attributed to Muslims. This includes the deaths of the airplane passengers and the people in the impact zones of the WTC.

The alleged hijackers were not responsible for most of the deaths on 9/11, if any

The 911CR says that Hani Hanjour, the accused hijacker pilot of American Airlines Flight 77, was the terrorist operation’s most experienced pilot. The official account tells us that he slammed the aircraft into the Pentagon at the first-floor level going over 500 mph. But all the evidence indicates that he was a very poor pilot at best. He repeatedly failed his training courses on single engine aircraft and according to representatives of his flight training schools he had no fundamental pilot skills.[19] Due to these facts, we know that Hanjour could not have flown the plane as alleged. So it doesn’t matter if he was a Muslim.

It is possible that all the planes were commandeered by way of existing remote control technology, which would explain a number of the unanswered questions.[20] Remote piloting could explain why the planes did not squawk the hijack code, why the auto-pilot stayed on during the hijacking process, and how these planes were flown with extreme precision at very high speeds regardless of the poor skills of the alleged pilots. It would also explain how those who planned the attacks could have remained confident of their success, despite having employed unreliable, cocaine-snorting, alcoholic perverts as “hijackers.”

Regardless of who actually flew the planes, we know that most of the deaths on 9/11 were the result of actions which could not have been accomplished by the accused men. Of course, the initial hijackings could be blamed on the alleged, non-Muslim hijackers and one might argue that some passengers and crew members were said to be killed during the hijackings. But so little is known about how the hijackings occurred that it is difficult to know what really happened. The 9/11 Commission could not even say how the alleged hijackers entered the cockpits of any of the four planes, or why the hijack code was not squawked for any of them.

If we examine what was needed to facilitate the attacks, we see that most of the deaths on 9/11 were the result of many things that should not have happened. And none of it could have been accomplished without the involvement of U.S. authorities.

Pre-9/11 investigations that would have caught the accused men were shut down.
All the levels of hijacking prevention failed four separate times.
For several hours, our leaders did nothing to protect the nation.
The planes should have been intercepted but they were not.[21]
The planes were flown like guided missiles.
Three WTC skyscrapers were completely destroyed, and all of them fell through what should have been the path of most resistance.[22]
Evidence for explosives at the Pentagon was discovered and not explained.
The debris damage in Pennsylvania indicates that Flight 93 was shot down.

An extensive examination of the people who had access to the WTC towers shows that the accused men were not among those who could have placed explosives in those highly-secure buildings, nor were any Muslims in such a position.[23] Therefore, there is no evidence whatsoever that the accused non-Muslims, or any unspecified Muslims, caused the deaths of the nearly 2,600 people who were killed in the destruction of the Twin Towers.

It is reasonable to say, without an extensive inquiry, that Muslims could not have shut down the pre-9/11 investigations. Similarly, they could not have caused the repeated failure of a hijacking prevention system that had been successful for over 20 years. Muslims certainly could not have stopped U.S. leaders from doing their jobs on 9/11, nor could they have disabled the U.S. air defenses or shot down Flight 93.

Additionally, there is no doubt that Muslims were not to blame for delaying and obstructing the investigation into 9/11, during which time the U.S. and its allies had already initiated massacres in the Middle East. The official accounts that were finally generated, that ignored most of the important evidence and are transparently false, are not the work of Muslims either. The murder of millions of people has been falsely justified by way of those official accounts.

Muslims could not have done any of these things. Not even the drug-abusing drunk called Mohammed Atta, who dated strippers, dressed like a gangster and hung out with drug runners, could have done those things.

Moving beyond Islamophobia

We do have clues about who might have been involved though. For example, Florida Governor Jeb Bush showed up at Rudi Dekkers’ flight school in Venice, Florida where Atta and several of the other accused men had trained, within 24-hours after the attacks, to confiscate all the school’s records.[24] Curiously, Jeb and his brother, the President of the United States, had three relatives working for companies within the impact zones of the WTC towers (Craig Stapleton, Jim Pierce, and Prescott Bush Jr).[25]

Dekkers was a pervert just like the accused, non-Muslim men and he was brought up on charges for sexual harassment. Another of the many weird facts about Dekkers was that he claimed to be a New York City cop, and had a plaque on his wall with words to that effect.[26] This might remind us that Bernard Kerik, the “9/11 hero” who led the New York City Police department when it was credited with providing some of the dubious evidence against the accused, not only dressed like a gangster, he was known to have associated with mafia characters. Coincidentally, the same things were said about FBI agent and lead al Qaeda investigator, John O’Neill.

Kerik spent years working in Saudi Arabia, first for the Saudi royal family and then for one of the companies that later was located near the impact zone in the south tower. Interestingly, Kerik was the first person to tell us that explosives were not involved in the destruction of the WTC. Unfortunately, we can’t get follow-up comments from him because he’s now in prison.

There remain many avenues for further investigation into the accused hijackers and who they really were. Could there be a connection between the porn shops and strip clubs that the accused men liked to visit, and covert activities or organized crime? Could those connections lead from places like Las Vegas and Florida to New York City, and shed light on why so many mafia-linked companies were hired to clean-up the WTC site?

Could the links between Atta, Dekkers’ financier Wally Hilliard, and international drug-running have anything to do with creating a pretext for war in Afghanistan, the country that now leads the world in opium production? That certainly would make sense given that the southwest Florida area near Venice, where Dekkers, Atta and the alleged hijackers spent so much time, was home to a long history of CIA and drug trafficking operations.

Two long-time law enforcement officers interviewed by Daniel Hopsicker said they had “witnessed a 40-year long history of CIA-connected covert operations in their area.” They were describing Atta’s home port in early 2001, the Charlotte County Airport. They added that “they believed that the CIA was somehow involved, if not responsible for, the World Trade Center attacks.”[27]

Forty years is not quite right, however, as the history of covert drug operations in that area went back at least 60 years. The tiny Venice Airport, where most of the alleged hijackers trained, originated as the Venice Army Airfield and was the home of the operatives who worked for General Claire Chennault.[28] Civil Air Transport, the successor to Chennault’s Flying Tigers and the world’s largest heroin-trafficking operation at the time, transported the drugs that funded the early covert operations of the CIA, and those airmen worked closely with organized crime while doing so.[29]

For the 12 years prior to 9/11, drug trafficking and terrorist training in the Venice, Florida area was overlooked by the region’s congressional representative, former CIA operative Porter Goss, and its Senator, Bob Graham. It might not be surprising then, to notice that Goss and Graham led the first official inquiry into the 9/11 attacks. They didn’t find much.

Unfortunately, these leads are not being investigated due to continued support for the false claim that the alleged hijackers were adherents of Islam. Such support for the official conspiracy theory also promotes the ongoing Muslim genocide. We don’t know where all this falsehood will lead in the future, but people who seek the truth about 9/11 should move beyond blaming Muslims and get back to useful investigative work.

[1] David Ray Griffin, Was America Attacked by Muslims on 9/11?, information Clearing House, September 8, 2008,http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20722.htm

[2] Glenn Greenwald, The FBI again thwarts its own Terror plot, Salon, Sep 29, 2011, http://www.salon.com/2011/09/29/fbi_terror/

[3] Seymour M. Hersh, What Went Wrong, The New Yorker, October 8, 2001,http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2001/10/08/011008fa_FACT

[4] Kevin R. Ryan, Evidence for Informed Trading on the Attacks of September 11, Foreign Policy Journal,http://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2010/11/18/evidence-for-informed-trading-on-the-attacks-of-september-11/

[5] Huda, Muslim Victims of 9/11 Attack: Several dozen Muslims were among the innocent victims, About.com,http://islam.about.com/od/terrorism/a/Muslim-Victims-Of-9-11-Attack.htm

[6] Program on International Policy Attitudes, Muslims Believe US Seeks to Undermine Islam, April 24, 2007,http://www.worldpublicopinion.org/pipa/articles/brmiddleeastnafricara/346.php

[7] David Harrison, Revealed: the men with stolen identities, The Telegraph, 23 Sep 2001,http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/saudiarabia/1341391/Revealed-the-men-with-stolen-identities.html

[8] Der Spiegel, Panoply of the Absurd, September8, 2003, http://www.spiegel.de/international/spiegel/0,1518,265160,00.html

[9] Hillary Smith, The Main Purveyors of Islamophobia: Daniel Pipes, The Council for the National Interest, 18 January 2012,http://www.councilforthenationalinterest.org/promoting-islamophobia/the-main-purveyors-of-islamophobia/item/1336-islamopho...

[10] 911Research.wtc7.com, Resurrected Hijackers: Suicide Hijackers Identified by the FBI Proclaim Their Innocence,http://911research.wtc7.net/disinfo/deceptions/identities.html

[11] Shelley Murphy and Douglas Belkin, Hijackers Said to Seek Prostitutes, The Boston Globe, October 10, 2001,http://s3.amazonaws.com/911timeline/2001/bostonglobe101001.html

[12] Jody A. Benjamin, Suspects’ actions don’t add up, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, September 16 2001,http://web.archive.org/web/20010916150533/http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/sfl-warriors916.story

[13] Daniel Hopsicker, Welcome to Terrorland: Mohamed Atta & the 9-11 Cover-up in Florida, Trine Day; 2004

[14] Daniel Hopsicker, Welcome to Terrorland

[15] History Commons Complete 9/11 Timeline, Context of ‘Before September 11, 2001: 9/11 Hijackers Drink Alcohol and Watch Strip Shows, Especially towards Eve of Attacks, http://www.historycommons.org/context.jsp?item=a091101beforepinkpony

[16] Ibid

[17] Jackelyn Barnard, Exclusive: 9/11 Hijacker Stayed at Jacksonville Hotel, First Coast News, Aug 25, 2004,http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=23296

[18] Evan Thomas, Cracking the Terror Code, Newsweek, October 15, 2001, http://www.wanttoknow.info/011015newsweek

[19] 911Research.wtc7.net, Clueless Super-Pilot, http://911research.wtc7.net/disinfo/deceptions/badpilots.html

[20] Aidan Monaghan, Plausibility Of 9/11 Aircraft Attacks Generated By GPS-Guided Aircraft Autopilot Systems, Journal of 9/11 Studies, October 2008, http://www.journalof911studies.com/volume/2008/AutopilotSystemsMonaghan.pdf

[21] Paul Thompson, The Failure to Defend the Skies on 9/11, History Commons, http://www.historycommons.org/essay.jsp?article=essayairdefense

[22] Frank Legge, Controlled Demolition at the WTC: a Historical Examination of the Case, Journal of 9/11 Studies, May, 2009,http://www.journalof911studies.com/volume/2009/LeggeCDatWTC.pdf

[23] Kevin R. Ryan, Demolition Access to the WTC Towers, found at 911Review.com,http://911review.com/articles/ryan/demolition_access_DonPaul.html

[24] Daniel Hopsicker, Welcome to Terrorland

[25] Kevin R. Ryan, Demolition Access to the WTC Towers

[26] Daniel Hopsicker, Welcome to Terrorland

[27] Daniel Hopsicker, Welcome to Terrorland

[28] Daniel Hopsicker, The Utimate Hedge?: Venice Airport has a 60-Year History of Drug Trafficking, Mad Cow News, March 8, 2010,http://www.madcowprod.com/03082010.htm

[29] Kevin R. Ryan, Review of American War Machine, by Peter Dale Scott, 911Blogger.com, February 12, 2011,http://911blogger.com/news/2011-02-12/review-american-war-machine-peter-dale-scott

Minggu, 31 Agustus 2014


Menunggu adalah pekerjaan yang sangat membosankan.... 
Terlebih lagi menunggu sesuatu yang tidak menarik....
Akan tetapi lain halnya jika menunggu sesuatu yang dicintai.... 
sesuatu yang dirindukan.... 
maka penungguan tersebut terasa ringan untuk dilakukan....
Tanyalah pada hati anda... 
Apakah anda sabar dalam menunggu tibanya waktu-waktu sholat? 
Apakah selalu terbetik dalam hati anda untuk memperhatikan jadwal waktu sholat? 
Ataukah sama sekali anda cuek dengan jadwal waktu sholat? 
Ataukah merasa berat dan malas tatkala mengetahui sebentar lagi tiba waktu sholat?

Tahukah anda bahwa menunggu waktu sholat berikutnya bernilai pahala di sisi Allah? 
Sungguh sholat adala perkara yg pantas dan berhak untuk ditunggu-tunggu kedatangannya....
Sebesar mana perhatianmu terhadap waktu-waktu sholat, sebesar itulah kerinduanmu terhadap sholat, sebesar itulah kesabaranmu menunggu waktu sholat, sekadar itulah kekhusyuan yg akan kau raih dalam sholatmu

Source : Ust. Firanda

Arti dari Sebuah Cinta

Kata “Cinta” bukan lagi suatu yang asing buat kita. Bahkan setiap orang pernah merasakan cinta, setiap orang memiliki rasa cinta. Apalah jadinya hidup tanpa cinta? Hampa dan hambar, roda peradaban seolah enggan terkayuh, kehidupan seakan berdenyut, nestapa bertahta, duka berkuasa, karenanya cinta adalah anugrah yang patut disyukuri. Cinta kepada wanita, harta, anak, orang tua dan berbergai macam kenikmatan dunia menjadi sasaran utama cinta dari kebanyakan manusia. Dan cinta yang paling tinggi dan mulia adalah cinta seorang hamba kepada Rabbnya.
Firman Allah Ta’ala,

زُيِّنَ لِلنَّاسِ حُبُّ الشَّهَوَاتِ مِنَ النِّسَاءِ وَالْبَنِينَ وَالْقَنَاطِيرِ الْمُقَنْطَرَةِ مِنَ الذَّهَبِ وَالْفِضَّةِ وَالْخَيْلِ الْمُسَوَّمَةِ وَالأنْعَامِ وَالْحَرْثِ ذَلِكَ مَتَاعُ الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا وَاللَّهُ عِنْدَهُ حُسْنُ الْمَآبِ
“Dijadikan indah pada (pandangan) manusia kecintaan kepada apa-apa yang diingini, yaitu: wanita-wanita, anak-anak, harta yang banyak dari jenis emas, perak, kuda pilihan, binatang-binatang ternak dan sawah ladang. Itulah kesenangan hidup di dunia, dan di sisi Allah-lah tempat kembali yang baik (surga).” (QS. Ali-Imran: 14)

Perputaran Cinta Mahluk

Berkata Ibnu Qoyyim ada dua bentuk cinta mahluk yaitu:

Cinta yang bermanfaat, itulah hubbullah (Kencitaan kepada Allah Ta’ala), atau al-Hubbu fillah (kecintaan karena Allah Ta’ala), Kecintaan terhadap apa yang membantu untuk taat pada Allah Ta’ala dan menjauhi kemaksitan, dan

Cinta yang membahayakan, itulah al-hubbu ma’allah (Cinta yang menandingi kecintaannya kepada Allah Ta’ala), Cinta terhadap apa yang dibenci oleh Allah Ta’ala, Cinta yang akan memutus kecintaan dari Allah atau mengurangi cinta Allah Ta’ala.

Firman Allah Ta’ala
وَمِنَ النَّاسِ مَنْ يَتَّخِذُ مِنْ دُونِ اللَّهِ أَنْدَادًا يُحِبُّونَهُمْ كَحُبِّ اللَّهِ وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَشَدُّ حُبًّا لِلَّهِ
“Dan di antara manusia, ada orang-orang yang menyembah tandingan-tandingan selain Allah. Mereka mencintai (tandingan-tandingan) itu sebagaimana mencintai Allah. Adapun orang-orang yang beriman amatlah dalam cintanya kepada Allah.” (QS. Al-Baqarah: 165)
Allah tidak menjadikan dua hati dalam diri seseorang. Sehingga jika seseorang tidak menjadi hamba Allah Ta’ala maka dia akan menjadi hamba setan atau hamba hawa nafsunya sendiri.
Sungguh indah dua bait syair yang ada dalam biografi para ulama:
Jika cinta orang yang mabuk asmara kepada Laila dan Salma, telah merampas hati dan pikiran
lalu, apa yang dilakukan oleh orang yang kasmaran, yang di dalamnya mengalir rasa cinta kepada Yang Maha tinggi?
Cerita Majnun terhadap Laila yang sangat terkenal itu, menunjukkan bahwa marjun akhirnya dibunuh oleh cintanya kepada Laila. Qorun dibunuh karena kecintaan kepada harta benda. Fir’aun dibunuh oleh cintanya terhadap kedudukan. Tapi Hamzah, Ja’far dan Hanzhalah mati karena cintanya kepada Allah dan Rasulnya. Alangkah jauh jarak yang memisahkan antara keduanya.
Seseorang ketika mencintai, ada konsekuensi terhadap apa yang ia dicintai, boleh jadi menjadi sesuatu yang baik untuk dia dihari kiamat dan boleh jadi cinta itu justru menjadi mala peteka bagi dia diakhirat kelak. Allah Ta’ala telah mengingatkan mahluk-Nya dalam firman-Nya, yang artinya:

الأخِلاءُ يَوْمَئِذٍ بَعْضُهُمْ لِبَعْضٍ عَدُوٌّ إِلا الْمُتَّقِينَ
“Orang-orang yang (semasa di dunia) saling mencintai pada hari itu sebagiannya menjadi musuh bagi sebagian yang lain kecuali orang-orang yang bertaqwa.” (QS. Az-Zukhruf: 67)

Cinta yang abadi adalah cinta yang dibangun atas dasar taqwa kepada Allah, baik itu cinta dalam hal ibadah, maupun cinta karena tabiat seperti cinta kepada anak dan orang tua. Karena cinta yang tidak didasarkan terahadap ketaqwaan hanya mendatangkan kepiluhan, penyesalan. Maka seseorang hamba hendaknya memperhatikan apa yang ia cintai. dan agar cinta seseorang bermanfaat hendaknya dibangun di atas taqwa.

Hakikat Cinta

Dalam perspektif seorang muslim, cinta pada Allah Ta’ala dan Rasul-Nya, di atas segalanya. Karena itu, ketika Umar bin al-Khatthab radiallahu’anhu menyatakan bahwa cintanya kepada Rasul setara dengan cintanya pada dirinya sendiri, ia pun ditegur. Cinta pada Rasul harus berada diatas cinta pada semua manusia. Cinta pada Allah mutlak di atas cinta pada segala mahluk-Nya.
Cinta kepada Rasulullah shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallamadalah bagian dari kecintaan kepada Allah Ta’ala. Mencintai agama yang Allah Ta’ala turunkan merupakan bagian dari kecintaan kepada Allah Ta’ala.

Firman Allah Ta’ala
قُلْ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ تُحِبُّونَ اللَّهَ فَاتَّبِعُونِي يُحْبِبْكُمُ اللَّهُ وَيَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ ذُنُوبَكُمْ وَاللَّهُ غَفُورٌ رَحِيمٌ
“Katakanlah, ‘Jika kalian (benar-benar) mencintai Allah, ikutilah aku. Niscaya Allah mengasihi dan mengampuni dosa-dosa kalian.’ Dan Allah Maha Pengampun lagi Maha Penyayang.” (Qs. Ali Imran: 31)

Keindahan cinta

Diantara sumber kebahagian seorang hamba adalah mahabbatullah, kecintaan kepada Allah Ta’ala dan mencintai segala sesuatu yang dicintai oleh-Nya. Mahabbatullah(Kecintaan kepada Allah Ta’ala) adalah salah satu pokok kebaikan dan amalan bermanfaat paling baik dalam hidup manusia. Sebab, siapa saja yang cinta Allah Ta’ala, pasti AllahTa’ala akan mencintainya. Siapa saja yang beramal dengan syariat-Nya niscaya akan dicintai Allah Ta’ala. Apabila seseorang telah dicintai oleh Allah Ta’ala, tiada sesuatu apapun yang perlu dia khawatirkan.
Dalam riwayat Bukhari dan Muslim, anas bin Malik radillahu’anhu menceritakan “Ketika saya dan Rasulullah shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam keluar dari masjid, kami bertemu dengan seorang laki-laki di pintu masjid. Dan pria itu bertanya ‘Wahai Rasulullah, kapankah hari kebangkitan?’.” Beliau bertanya, “Apa persiapanmu menghadapi hari kiamat itu?” Lelaki itu seakan merasa bersedih, kemudian berkata, “Wahai Rasulullah, Saya tidak punya persiapan suatu yang besar baik berupa shalat, puasa, dan sedekah, tetapi saya mencintai Allah dan Rasul- Nya.” Mendengar ini, Rasulullah shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam menjawab, “Engkau akan dikumpulkan bersama siapa saja yang engkau cintai.”

Ketika hadits ini didengar oleh Anas bin Malik lalu didengar oleh para sahabat, mereka pun sangat bergembira. Hingga, Anas bin Malik bertutur, “Maka saya pun mencintai Allah, dan (mencintai) Rasulullah shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam , Abu Bakar, dan Umar, juga saya berharap agar dikumpulkan bersama mereka, walaupun saya tidak beramal seperti amalan mereka.”
Mengapa para sahabat nabi sangat bergembira mendengar hadist ini. Bahkan digambarkan, mereka belum pernah merasakan kegembiraan setelah masuk Islam melebihi kegembiraan mereka mendengar hadist tersebut. Dikabarkan bahwa kecintaan yang tulus kepada Allah dan Rasul-Nya akan mengantarkan seseorang pada kedudukan yang sedikit sekali bisa dicapai oleh amal. Sebab amal seorang hamba sering dihinggapi penyakit, kelalaian dan kekurangan. Berbeda dengan kecintaan yang tulus pada AllahTa’ala dan Rasul-Nya yang terhimpun pada hati seseorang. Hati itu akan mengganti kekurangan amalnya dan menempatkannya pada derajat yang tinggi.

Sungguh, mahabbatullah akan menambah amal yang sedikit, memberkahi usaha yang minim. Tak ada orang yang bersungguh-sungguh lalu menjeput kesuksesannya tanpa kehadiran cinta. Sama halnya tak ada orang yang amalnya kurang mendapat kebagiaan tanpa cinta.
Gambaran cinta diatas adalah sesuatu yang agung dan mulia. Ibnul Qayyim pernah bertutur tentang mahabbatullah:
Cinta adalah tempat persinggahan yang menjadi ajang perlombaan bagi orang-orang yang bersaing, jadi sasaran mereka beramal, menjadi curahan yang mencinta, dengan sepoi angin cinta, para hamba yang beribadah merasakan ketenangan.
Cinta adalah santapan hati, gizi dan kegemaran jiwa. Cinta ibarat kehidupan, sehingga orang yang tidak memilikinya tak ubahnya jasad tak bernyawa. Cinta adalah pelita. Siapa yang tidak menjaganya, dia ibarat tengah berada dilautan yang gelap gulita.
Cinta adalah obat penawar. Siapa yang tak memilikinya, hatinya dihinggapi beragam penyakit. Cinta adalah kelezatan. Siapa yang tidak merasakannya, maka seluruh hidupnya diwarnai gelisah dan penderitaan.
Pemilik cinta kepada Allah dan Rasululllah akan membawa kemuliaan dunia dan akhirat. Allah Ta’ala telah memutuskan pada hari ditetapkan ketentuan-ketentuan mahluk dengan kehendak dan nikmatNya yang tinggi bahwa kelak seseorang akan bersama orang yang dicintainya.
Melimpahnya nikmat yang diperoleh orang yang mencintai, akan mendapatkan kebagiaan meskipun mereka sedang tidur di atas kudanya. Mereka mendahului kafilah yang berjalan sambil terjaga.

Realisasi sebuah Cinta

Bukan berarti cinta berpisah dari amal, atau yang mencintai tak mematuhi orang yang dicintainya. Setiap amal yang dikerjakan tanpa diiringi cinta, bagaikan jasad yang tidak ada ruh di dalamnya. Begitu pula setiap pengakuan cinta tanpa diserta bukti berupa amalan, tidak dianggap benar cintanya. Bahkan setiap iman yang tidak disertau cinta dan amal dinggap tidak punya hakikat. Para sahabat adalah contoh sosok pecinta terbaik. Mereka mencinta bukan dalam seujar kalimat. Tapi mengalir dalam kepatuhan dan ketakwaan.

Bernarlah gubahan seorang penyair,
“Seandainya cintamu benar pastilah engkau menaatinya. Sungguh, pecinta selalu taat pada yang dicintanya”

Ibnu Qayyim mengatakan bahwa di antara sebab-sebab untuk meraih kecintaan kepada Allah Ta’ala:
Membaca Al Qur’an dengan memahami maknanya serta merenungkan kandungannya
Mendekatkan diri kepada Allah Ta’ala dengan amalan-amalan sunnah setelah amalan fardhu
Terus-menerus berdzikir dalam setiap keadaan dengan hati, lisan dan perbuatan
Mencintai Allah Ta’ala di atas segalanya
Mencintai Allah Ta’ala dengan memahami nama-nama, Sifat-sifat dan Perbuatan Allah
Mengakui karunia dan nikmat Allah lahir dan batin
Memiliki hati yang luluh dan khusyu di hadapan Allah Ta’ala
Berkhalwat (menyendiri dalam bermunajat) dan beribadah kepada Allah Ta’aladengan hati khusyu dan penuh adab
Bergaul dengan orang yang sungguh-sungguh mencitai Allah Ta’ala
Meruntuhkan tembok penghalang hati dengan Allah Ta’ala
Cinta adalah tiket menuju ke surga. Impian setiap mukmin, yang tak mungkin teraih kecuali lewat upaya dan pengorbanan. Sehingga hendaknya kita bersungguh-sungguh membuktikan kecintaan, keiklasan dan ketaatan kepada Allah Ta’ala.

Kita adalah mahluk yang lemah, yang hati kita berada diantara dua jemari Allah Ta’ala, maka hendaknya kita selalu memohon pertolongan kepada Allah, bahkan Allah Ta’alasendiri yang mengajari Nabi dalam hadist Qudsi sebuah doa untuk meraih cinta-Nya. Rasulullah shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam bersabda, Allah Azza wa Jala, mendatangiku –dalam mimipi – Dia berfirman kepadaku: “Wahai Muhammad, ucapkanlah ‘Ya Allah seseungguhnya aku mohon cinta-Mu, cinta orang mencintai-Mu, dan amal yang membawaku untuk mencinta-Mu” (HR. Ahmad dan Trimidzi, Hadits Hasan).

Syaikhul Islam Ibnu Taimiyyah rahimahullah mengatakan “Ketahuilah bahwa yang menggerakkan hati menuju Allah ada tiga perkara: cinta, takut, dan harapan. Dan yang paling kuat adalah cinta, dan cinta itu sendiri merupakan tujuan karena akan didapatkan di dunia dan akhirat.”

Penulis: Ummu Muhammad

Murajaah: Ustadz Ammi Nur Baits

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Beberapa Rekaman Kajian: “Semua tentang cinta” oleh Ustdaz Dzukarnain M Sanusi

Sebuah Kisah Nyata tentang Kekuatan Do'a

Kisah nyata, terjadi di Pakistan.

Seorang Dr Ahli Bedah terkenal (Dr. Ishan) tergesa-gesa menuju airport. Beliau berencana akan menghadiri Seminar Dunia dalam bidang kedokteran, yang akan membahas penemuan terbesarnya di bidang kedokteran. Setelah perjalanan pesawat sekitar 1 jam, tiba-tiba diumumkan bahwa pesawat mengalami gangguan dan harus mendarat di airport terdekat.

Beliau mendatangi ruangan penerangan dan berkata: ''Saya ini dokter special, tiap menit nyawa manusia bergantung ke saya, dan sekarang kalian meminta saya menunggu pesawat diperbaiki dalam 16 jam?'' Pegawai menjawab: ''Wahai dokter, jika anda terburu-buru anda bisa menyewa mobil, tujuan anda tidak jauh lagi dari sini, kira-kira dengan mobil 3 jam tiba.'' 

Dr. Ishan setuju dengan usul pegawai tersebut dan menyewa mobil.

Baru berjalan 5 menit, tiba-tiba cuaca mendung, disusul dengan hujan besar disertai petir yang mengakibatkan jarak pandang sangat pendek. Setelah berlalu hampir 2 jam, mereka tersadar mereka tersesat dan terasa kelelahan. Terlihat sebuah rumah kecil tidak jauh dari hadapannya, dihampirilah rumah tersebut dan mengetuk pintunya. Terdengar suara seorang wanita tua: ''Silahkan masuk, siapa ya?'' Terbukalah pintunya. Dia masuk dan meminta kepada ibu tersebut untuk istirahat duduk dan mau meminjam telponnya. Ibu itu tersenyum dan berkata: ''Telpon apa Nak? Apa anda tidak sadar ada dimana? Disini tidak ada listrik, apalagi telepon. Namun demikian, masuklah silahkan duduk saja dulu istirahat, sebentar saya buatkan teh dan sedikit makanan utk menyegarkan dan mengembalikan kekuatan anda.''

Dr. Ishan mengucapkan terima kasih kepada ibu itu, lalu memakan hidangan. Sementara ibu itu sholat dan berdoa serta perlahan-lahan mendekati seorang anak kecil yang terbaring tak bergerak diatas kasur disisi ibu tersebut, dan dia terlihat gelisah diantara tiap sholat. Ibu tersebut melanjutkan sholatnya dengan do'a yang panjang.

Dokter mendatanginya dan berkata: ''Demi Allah, anda telah membuat saya kagum dengan keramahan anda dan kemuliaan akhlak anda, semoga Allah menjawab do'a-do'a anda.'' Berkata ibu itu: ''Nak, anda ini adalah ibnu sabil yang sudah diwasiatkan Allah untuk dibantu. Sedangkan do'a-do'a saya sudah dijawab Allah semuanya, kecuali satu.'' Bertanya Dr. Ishan: ''Apa itu do'anya?'' Ibu itu berkata: ''Anak ini adalah cucu saya, dia yatim piatu. Dia menderita sakit yang tidak bisa disembuhkan oleh dokter-dokter yang ada disini. Mereka berkata kepada saya ada seorang dokter ahli bedah yang akan mampu menyembuhkannya; katanya namanya Dr. Ishan, akan tetapi dia tinggal jauh dari sini, yang tidak memungkinkan saya membawa anak ini ke sana, dan saya khawatir terjadi apa-apa di jalan. Makanya saya berdo'a kepada Allah agar memudahkannya.'' Menangislah Dr. Ishan dan berkata sambil terisak: ''Allahu Akbar, Laa haula wala quwwata illa billah. Demi Allah, sungguh do'a ibu telah membuat pesawat rusak dan harus diperbaiki lama serta membuat hujan petir dan menyesatkan kami, Hanya untuk mengantarkan saya ke ibu secara cepat dan tepat. Saya lah Dr. Ishan Bu, sungguh Allah telah menciptakan sebab seperti ini kepada hambaNya yang mu-min dengan do'a. Ini adalah perintah Allah kepada saya untuk mengobati anak ini.''

Kesimpulan: Jangan pernah berhenti berdo'a sampai Allah menjawabnya.

Menikmati Nikmat Lupa

Apakah Anda sewaktu-waktu merasa bahwa lupa adalah sebuah nikmat besar yang diberikan Allah Ta’ala kepada manusia?! Sekiranya Allah tidak menurunkan kepada kita nikmat semacam ini, niscaya kehidupan kita berubah menjadi neraka yang tidak tertandingi.

Karena seorang manusia pada saat lupa, ia lupa akan kejadian-kejadian yang memilukan atau musibah-musibah yang menakutkan. Jika hal itu tidak terjadi, ia pasti akan selalu tersiksa, dan tidak akan mampu menebusnya.

Banyak orang tidak memandang nikmat ini, tidak menghargai nilai yang terkandung di dalamnya, bahkan mereka selalu mengingatkan dirinya dengan berbagai kesedihan, musibah-musibah atau kesulitan. Ada sebagian suami yang terus-menerus mengingat kejelekan-kejelekan isterinya dan ia tidak melupakannya. Karena itu, ia selalu mengingatnya. Jika isterinya melakukan kesalahan sebagaimana yang pernah dialaminya, ia mengatakan padanya, “Bukankah kamu telah melakukan hal yang demikian pada hari demikian.” Ia terus menghitung-hitung kejelekannya, dan dengan semua ini berarti ia sedang mengumpulkan kesulitan seluruhnya.
Sesungguhnya Islam yang agung telah mengajarkan kepada kita untuk melupakan kejelekan dari ikhwan-ikhwan kita kaum Muslimin, terlebih lagi dari isteri-isteri kita, dan mengajarkan kepada kita untuk menolak musuh-musuh kita dengan cara yang lebih baik, terlebih lagi kepada orang-orang yang kita cintai. Allah subhanahu wata’ala berfirman,” Tolaklah (kejahatan itu) dengan cara yang lebih baik, maka tiba-tiba orang yang antaramu dan antara dia ada permusuhan seolah-olah telah menjadi teman yang sangat setia.” (Fushshilat: 34)

Rasulullah shallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam telah mengalami sebagian kesulitan dari sebagian isteri-isterinya, sebagai akibat kecemburuan mereka, namun beliau dapat memikulnya dan tetap memberikan kasih sayangnya kepada mereka. Beliau tidak menghukum mereka terhadap kesalahan yang kecil dan yang besar, bahkan beliau memaafkan dan menghapuskannya. Inilah akhlak seorang suami yang shalih.

source : Ustadz Khalid

Paling Dicintai oleh Allah Namun Paling Diuji dengan Kesedihan...

Hasan Al-Bashri rahimahullah berkata :
ثمانون سنة، لم يفارق في الْحُزْنُ قَلْبَهُ، وَدُمُوعُهُ تَجْرِي عَلَى خَدَّيْهِ، وَمَا عَلَى وَجْهِ الْأَرْضِ عَبَدٌ أَحَبَّ إِلَى اللَّهِ مِنْ يَعْقُوبَ .

"Selama 80 tahun nabi Ya'qub berpisah dengan Nabi Yusuf hingga mereka bertemu kembali, kesedihan tidak pernah terlepas dari hati Ya'qub, sementara air mata beliau mengalir ke kedua pipi beliau. Padahal beliau orang yang paling dicintai oleh Allah di atas muka bumi (tatkala itu)." (Tafsir Ibnu Katsir 4/413)
Jika antum sering mengalami kesedihan....janganlah suudzon kepada Allah..., siapa tahu antum dicintai oleh Allah....jangan berputus asa bagaimanapun juga, sebagaimana nabi Ya'qu
كَانَ مُنْذُ فَارَقَ يُوسُفُ يَعْقُوبَ إِلَى أن التقيا، b yang selalu berharap Allah mengembalikan nabi Yusuf kepadanya. Dan setelah 80 tahun....Allah pun mengabulkan dan mempertemukan mereka kembali.