Senang dan Sedih


Alhamdulillah, Hamburg hujan di malam hari. The best and favorite thing, raining in the night before sleeping. Jumat lalu, saya begitu senang. Betapa tidak, setelah sekian lama akhirnya saya bertemu sodara Muslim dari negara lain yang bekerja di DESY. Namanya Askar. Beliau sekarang sedang menyelesaikan PhD nya di Cina, dan saat ini sedang melakukan riset selama 2 minggu di DESY. The first time I met him was in the kitchen

“Halo”
“Ah. Hi”
“Are you a muslim?”

Tetiba dia menyapa dan menanyakan saya secara langsung. *dunno why anyway, because of my beard maybe. Langsung saya menjawab

“Yes I AM!! You a muslim too??”
“Yes, Im from Pakistan. Assalamualaikum!”
“Cooll!! Walaykumsalam. I am from Indonesia. Finally I meet muslim too in here. So did you do also jumuah prayer before?”
“No. I don’t know the mosque. I just came yesterday”
“Haa, I see. I did it today. In the mosque near the main station. And you know, by chance, Masjid Indonesia in Hamburg is together with Pakistans. So our countries built together the masjid. I can show you later”
“Ah good. I want to go there too”

Namun, kesenangan tadi berhenti sampai sini. Saya bertanya lagi kepada dia.

“So, do you also do 5 times prayer right? Sholat?”
“No. I am too busy with my PhD. I never do it again. Sometimes I do if I have time”
“Really? So you also eat pork?”
“No no no. I am a practical Muslim. I follow the rules. But for sholat only I do it sometimes”

Sejenak hening.

“Hoo okay. You should do it anw”
“Yeah I hope so. I wanted to do all”

I don’t know what to do. Karena baru pertama kali ketemu. Perbincangan dilanjutkan tentang makanan halal. Riset dia dll. Tapi kesenangan tadi ditutup dengan kesedihan. Setelah mikir2, tidak hanya dia sebenarnya yang seperti itu. Orang-orang dekat disekeliling saya mungkin masih banyak juga yg meninggalkan sholat. Alasan bisa kesibukan dunia, rasa malas, tidak merasa itu kewajiban yang fatal dll.

Padahal teman. Sholat itu tiang agama. Ibadah lain tidak akan diterima jika sholat nya kacau. Mau puasa senin-kamis tiap bulan. Menyumbang segala kekayaan. Membangun mesjid, tidak ada gunanya jika tidak sholat. Saya belum bisa berbuat banyak kepada sodara saya dari Pakistan tersebut. Semoga sesekali bisa mengajaknya. Semoga dia juga bisa mendapat hidayahnya. Semoga kita juga terus bisa diberikan rasa kesadaran tinggi akan pentingnya sholat. Aamiin.

But at least I met him. I could share things together with him. I could cook with him as well. At least I have brother here, although he will only stay 2 weeks here.[]

Hamburg, Germany
August 11th 2015

One thought on “Senang dan Sedih

  1. Ladang dakwah tuh mas.. hehee..
    Salah satunya dg membuktikan bahwa rajin shalat nggak menghambat riset & aktivitas duniawi lainnya.. justru sebaliknya. :-)

    Semangat! Keep istiqomah! :-)

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