Isnin, 23 Februari 2009

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Salam tinta... tgh studi BTQ ni terbaca plak bab ethics of disagreement.. jom kita studi same2..


The existance of different point of views and ideas about certain issues is a sign of healthy and conducive environment for growing intellectual activities; however, to ensure its healthiness and achieving its goal that is to reach the truth, and to avoid from being developed into disunity, hatred and prejudice, certain steps should be taken for example.

1. To confirm and make sure that it is the actual opinion of that person with whom you are not agreeing, for example, by hearing from him himself, or reading his book, and etc. and not just rely on rumors or listening to him from CD or cassette ant etc. because all these kind of materials and sources can be changed, falsified or can be misquoted.

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِن جَاءكُمْ فَاسِقٌ بِنَبَأٍ فَتَبَيَّنُوا أَن تُصِيبُوا قَوْماً بِجَهَالَةٍ فَتُصْبِحُوا عَلَى مَا فَعَلْتُمْ نَادِمِينَ
"O ye who believe! if a wicked person comes to you with any news, ascertain the truth, Lest ye harm people unwittingly, and afterwards become full of repentance for what ye have done" (49:6)

2. To identify the point disputed or disagreed, therefore, before proceeding with your counter point of views, you have to identify clearly the point disagreed, because many disagreement originated from the difference in the meaning of some words and misunderstanding of the context of the point disputed

3. To assume that a person of different opinion also has a good intention in debating this issue as you have, and not to be skeptical(curiga) and prejudice(prasangka) of his good intention that is to establish the right and to look for the truth, so that yo will do your best to show him what is the truth. Otherwise, your concentration will be on the way how to prove his mistake, his wrongness and his ignorance. and if he also has the same feeling, this discussion definitely will be developed into discrediting(menjatuhkan nama baik) each other and enmity(pergaduhan).

4. To have the intention from the beginning that your aim is to look for the truth and the willingness to accept it(truth) regardless from where it is coming, and to be grateful to your opponent if the truth found coming from him.

5. To maintain the feeling of brotherhood(ukhuwwah) in spite of disagreement in opinion, because the maintenance of muslim brotherhood should be given priority over disunity, animosity and disagreement over secondary issues.

6. Avoid labeling your opponents as Fasiq or less religious person and so on just because his opinion over secondary issues.

7. To postpone or stop discussion or argument if the continuation of debating of this issue lead estrangement(kerenggangan), disunity and animosity among them. The Prophet PBUH said to the effect: I am the leader of the high place in paradise(which) prepared for the one who leave the argument though he is confident that he is right.

That's All. Gud Luck for BTQ.
Marilah kita beramal dgn ilmu yg dipelajari..
والله أعلم