Detox yourself

Hello everyone, how are you today? Yes, you shouldn’t ignore these 9 warning signs, and if you notice any of them – you should cleanse your body immediately! But first, you should know that many experts around the world think that you should cleanse your body from time to time – it will improve your health in general and prevent many diseases. And you should also know that all detox processes should be followed by a balanced healthy diet, which will provide enough healthy nutrients for your organism.

Toxic Agents – Facts You Must Know:

The real and ugly truth is that toxic agents are everywhere in our world! Oh yeah, toxic agents are in the food we eat, the air we breathe, the household cleaners we spray, and the electronics we use on a daily basis – they’re loaded with toxic agents and other harmful chemicals. However, toxic free radicals are formed in our bodies as well.  Stress hormones, emotional disturbances, anxiety and negative emotions create free radicals as well.  Living without toxic buildup is virtually impossible, which is why our body has built in mechanisms to deal with toxic overload. Crying, sweating, urination and defecation are all natural protocols employed by the body to clear it-self of toxins.

Detoxify Your Organism:

Many experts around the world think that these toxins can be very dangerous for our body and health in general if they are ignored. It’s extremely important to detoxify your body from time to time. You should cleanse your body from all harmful toxins! And after that you will feel refreshed and full of energy! And yes, the cleansing process will also help you lose weight much faster! And this means one thing – you should definitely try these simple juice recipes! We’re going to show you how to make a green and a fruit juice, which will help you cleanse your body from all harmful toxins.

Cleanse Your Body If You Notice Any of These 9 Warning Signs:

  1. Skin problems – don’t ignore this warning sign! So, if your skin is dry, and you have rashes and acne – it can be a sign that your body needs to detox. A topical treatment isn’t going to help if the cause of your skin problem is excessive toxicity in the body. So, if you want to heal your skin, you need to eliminate all toxins from your body, which are the main cause for the skin problems.
  2. Congested sinuses – you should know that this symptom is quite common, usually after inhaling high amounts of toxic chemicals, which are in the air around us.
  3. Gallbladder issues – if your body is loaded with toxins and other harmful chemical, the bile released in the gallbladder from the liver is too concentrated. This thick bile also clogs the gallbladder and increase the risk of gall-stones.
  4. Belly Fat – the experts also say that emotions, stress, anxiety, anger and other everyday problems can cause a toxin build-up in our bodies. These toxins disturb the ability to control glucose levels and control cholesterol levels. This is a sign we need detox immediately.
  5. Overheating – if your organism is loaded with toxins, it can force your heart to work more, causing the heart experience what is called the “overheating”, which will increase body heat. Sweating is the body’s natural detoxification mechanism; it will cleanse your body from harmful toxins through the skin pores.
  6. Headaches – you should be very careful and don’t ignore this warning sign! So, if you suffer from regular headaches with no obvious cause it may be just the time for a detox. A headache is a pretty reliable way for your body to tell you that something isn’t right. Before trying yet another pain reliever or worrying that you’ll have these headaches for the rest of your life, try a detox program to see if the problem is too many toxins.
  7. Lack of energy – here’s what you need to know: first, you should make a difference from being tired and constant fatigue and low energy. If you wake up tired every day and this state doesn’t improve throughout the day – than it is time for detox. A detox can help you flush out the things that are preventing you from feeling energetic.
  8. White or yellow tongue – first, you should know that the natural color of your tongue should be bright pink or pale red. But, if there is an excess of yellow or white film on the tongue that means that the body is detoxing itself through the mouth by way of the tongue and your breath.  When people have bad breath, it means your body is full with harmful toxins and you need to do a detox immediately.
  9. Insomnia – melatonin signals the body for sleep, but if you have high amounts of toxins in your body, it can reduce the amount of melatonin that is released, which can result in insomnia or bad, restless sleep. A detox can help restore your body to a more natural state. Your body can then release the appropriate amount of melatonin allowing you to fall asleep faster and have a better sleep.

Simple tips and tricks to remove toxins from your body:

  • natural detoxification recipe in the morning
  • exercise every day
  • lymphatic massage
  • sauna
  • jumping on mini-trampoline
  • dry skin brushing
  • consume natural detox juices and smoothies every day

History of Money

Introduction

America’s Founders were well aware of the dangers inherent in fractional reserve bankingcentral banking and monetizing debt, because they had a perfect example in the Bank of England. They knew that if Congress could monetize debt through a central bank, instead of running the government only on taxes and real borrowing, there would be no limit to the amount of spending they could authorize. That is why in Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution, Congress was granted only the right “To coin Money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures.”

If Congress could not create money from nothing, there would be fewer and shorter wars, no booms and busts in the economy, no inflation of any significance, no bail-outs and many other benefits. The current system was designed through a collusion between bankers and politicians so they could manipulate the money supply to their own advantage. But the ability of men to manipulate the system has failed dramatically. This system has allowed Congress to raid the treasure of its citizens without the citizens even knowing they have been robbed. With this system of money, if all debts were paid, we would have no money in the money supply at all. The system is based on debt – and fraud.

How did we come to this?

The first step along the path of understanding is to learn about the goldsmiths, the definition of money, the four types of money and how they came about. This is an important read because you will learn about a truly successful monetary system that lasted for 800 years.

The Banks

The first banks of deposit were established by goldsmiths in Greece ca. 400 BC at the same time coins were developed. Banks were seen in India ca. 315 BC, in Egypt a little later, in Damascus in 1200 and later in Barcelona. Let’s take a look at a few successful banks.

The Bank of Venice

Venice is considered the cradle of modern banking. By 1361, many safeguards were in place to ensure the stability of banks. Bankers were forbidden from engaging in other businesses so they would not be tempted to use deposits to finance their own ventures. Their books and stockpile of coins were available for public inspection. Bank examiners were used and banks had to settle accounts between themselves in coin rather than by check. Despite these precautions, Venice’s largest bank failed in 1584. However, out of this failure, a truly sound bank rose from the ashes. The new bank was not allowed to make loans and sustained itself solely from fees. Because this worked so well, that bank became the center of Venetian commerce and its receipts were widely accepted even beyond Italy. By 1619, however, the sins of the past were already forgotten and new banks were formed across Europe making loans on fractional reserves. Throughout the 15th and 16th centuries, European banks arose and failed with the inevitable result that depositors lost their money.

The Bank of Amsterdam

The next example of sound banking comes to us from Amsterdam in 1609. Its income came only from fees just like the successful Venetian bank. When the armies of Louis XIV approached in 1672, some worried depositors rushed to the bank to withdraw their money. In reaction, others came in fear their money would not be there. However, once people realized all who wanted their money would be paid, they were no longer worried and left their money in the bank. Eventually, the bank began to lend money it didn’t have and it failed in 1819.

The Bank of Hamburg

For over 200 years, the Bank of Hamburg adhered to the principle of 100% reserves. It was so careful and honest, that when Napoleon took possession of the bank in 1813, he found 17,613 more silver marks than were needed to cover liabilities. The French replaced the money with securities, however, and the bank began the practice of fractional reserve banking to survive. It lasted another 55 years before it failed.

The Bank England

The first paper money in England was issued in the early 1600s as fiat money, so it was not widely used. When Charles II was unable to repay a debt of over a million pounds in 1673, 10,000 depositors lost their savings. The ensuing economic disaster resulted in politicians and bankers making a deal to save the economy. Their eventual solution was the first partnership between government and banking to create a central bank which would be granted a monopoly to issue bank notes as the sole currency of England. The Bank of England, chartered in 1694, would use debt monetization at the direction of Parliament to create money out of nothing and the economy would be “saved,” albeit at the expense of the treasure of the people. In 1696, there was a run on the bank and it did not have the money to pay depositors. Parliament intervened exempting the bank from having to honor its contract to pay in gold, beginning a tradition of bail outs that has continued to this day. In 1833, the bank’s notes became legal tender, meaning people had to use them to settle debts and pay taxes. While Parliament granted charters to other banks that failed, they have always bailed out the Bank of England by monetizing debt and devaluing the currency. This bank was the example our founders had when they wrote the Constitution, so they could easily point to the dangers of banking in this way.

The Rothschild

Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744 – 1812) once said, “Let me issue and control a nation’s money and I care not who writes the laws.” Son of a goldsmith, he apprenticed as a banker and quickly worked his way from clerk to junior partner, eventually establishing his own banking business in the 1760s. He also traded in rare coins, garnering the favor of wealthy patrons including William of Hess. His banking skill and connections led to the family handling William’s very profitable troop rental business providing Hessian soldiers to many including Britain for the revolution in America. A bank was established for his son Nathan in London and as business grew, each of his sons headed his own branch of the family banking dynasty in Berlin, Vienna, Paris and Naples. The Rothschilds financed everything from South African diamond fortunes to governments and the crown heads of Europe. They financed both sides of many wars, allowing them a monopoly to also smuggle cargo and information across battle lines.

In 1815, England was selling bonds at an incredible rate to fight the war with Napoleon. As the battle of Waterloo approached, England’s currency and entire future was at risk pending the outcome. In the early morning hours of June 20, Nathan Rothschild’s agent reported the outcome of the battle to him a full 24 hours before Wellington’s own courier arrived with the news. The members of the London stock exchange expected Nathan to know the outcome of the battle before anyone else, so when he began selling British bonds, everyone began selling and a panic ensued. When the market was a fraction of its original value, Nathan quickly bought the entire market for pennies on the dollar and in a single day became owner of a dominant portion of England’s debt. In a similar move three years later, the Rothschilds gained similar control over the French economy.

The Rothschilds were among the first and remain today some of the most powerful international bankers in the world who use fractional reserve practices and debt monetization through governments to increase their own fortunes and power at the expense of the people. They were instrumental by proxy, in the creation of the Federal Reserve in 1913.

America & Central Banking

In 1775, the money supply was $12 million and paper Continentals were traded for $1 in gold. The Continental Congress didn’t have the authority to tax, so it authorized $2 million in additional paper to be printed in June of that year, another million shortly thereafter and $3 million more before the end of the year. In 1776, another $19 million was printed, in 1777, another $13 million, in 1778, another $64 million and in 1779, $125 million. The Continental Army issued certificates for another $200 million for the purchase of supplies. At the same time the states were doing the same thing. The total estimate is a 5,000% increase in the money supply in 5 years with nothing backing it. By 1779, Continentals were worth less than a penny and the phrase “not worth a Continental” was born. A pair of shoes cost $5,000 and a suit of clothes, $1,000,000. This debt was not paid for by future generations. It was paid for by that generation because they themselves experienced the inflation. This is the effect of fiat money. Had it not been for the personal intervention of George Washington, the army would have revolted against the Congress and the revolution would have ended in anarchy.

The 1st Central Bank – The Bank of North America, 1781-1785

The first central bank of the United States was chartered even before the Constitution was adopted. Robert Morris, a wealthy merchant and Congressman and eventual signer of the Declaration of Independence was made Superintendent of Finance to organize the bank. It was modeled after the Bank of England, but did not establish legal tender. It was to be capitalized with $400,000, but only about $70,000 was raised from private sources. The bank was further capitalized with gold loaned by France to America and other capital and opened in 1782. The bank handled the account for Congress and quickly loaned them $1,200,000. Amid charges of fictitious credit, foreign influence and unfair competition, the bank’s charter was revoked in 1785.

The 2nd Central Bank – The Bank of the United States, 1791-1811

Jefferson argued against the constitutionality of a central bank, but George Washington eventually sided with Alexander Hamilton and the second central bank of the United States was granted a twenty year charter in 1791. It was much like the first bank and the Bank of England in that it could issue notes and handled the government’s account. This bank was required to redeem notes in gold or silver on demand but since it was not required to keep gold or silver in its vaults equal to its note obligations that was not possible. The bank was supposed to have $10,000,000 in capital but it began operations at around $675,000, less than one tenth of that requirement. The Bank of the United States was established to loan money to the federal government. Private loans were secondary since it was not allowed to charge more than 6% interest. The government was required to invest $2,000,000 of the $10,000,000 required reserves at the start. It invested the $2,000,000, but took it back out and borrowed $8,200,000 over the next five years. In that five year period, wholesale prices rose 72%. The bank was a source of political disagreement nearly from its inception, but even so, its charter was not renewed in 1811 by a single vote in Congress.

The 3rd Central Bank – The Second Bank of the United States, 1816-1836

This bank was a carbon copy of the others. It was required to raise $7 million in gold and pay Congress a $1.5 million fee for the charter. By the second year it had only raised $2.5 million, much of it foreign investment. Loose monetary policy resulted in a boom, bust economic cycle. It has been speculated that taxpayers lost 40% of their wealth during this period.

The Case for Constitutionality of Central Banking

The court case that upheld central banking was presided over by Chief Justice John Marshall, who was a federalist and an advocate of strong, centralized government. The case was McCulloch V. Maryland, decided in 1819. The argument was not made upon whether Congress had the power directly or indirectly to emit bills of credit or otherwise convert debt into money. If that argument had been made the issue, it would have been unconstitutional. But the focus of the case was on a “necessary and proper means” for Congress to execute any other constitutional powers it may have. The bottom line is the case was a fraud in that it is quite likely the Plaintiff in the case did NOT want to win, but only to lose and set a precedent for the government to operate a central bank. The public did not agree with the case. Rather, they agreed with Jeffersonian Republicans and sound money principles, but by then that party had abandoned those principles so a new party was formed by Martin Van Buren and Andrew Jackson. It was the Democratic Party and its main agenda item was to abolish the Second Bank of the United States. Jackson was elected to the Presidency in 1828 and it took him 8 years to do that, but he was successful.

Nicholas Biddle was the President of the Second Bank of the United States. In 1832, the bank’s charter had four more years, but Biddle decided to ask Congress to renew it early so the decision would come just before Jackson’s reelection. Biddle figured Jackson would not take a controversial position to oppose the bank. But Jackson put his entire political future on the line and vetoed the bill with three general arguments against it.

  • injustice inherent in granting a government monopoly to the bank.
  • the unconstitutionality of the bank even if it were not unjust and
  • the danger to the country in having the bank heavily dominated by foreign investors.

Regarding the constitutionality, Jackson did not believe he had to abide by the McCulloch V. Maryland decision of the Supreme Court because the President and Congress have just as much a right to decide constitutionality as the court. That was not a novel view at the time. It is only in recent times that people think the Supreme Court is the only entity of our government authorized to pass on the question of constitutionality. He declared the bank unconstitutional in his veto and had every right to do so according to the founding fathers division of power concept adopted in the Constitution.

While Jackson was fighting the bank, it intentionally shrunk the nation’s money supply to cause a financial crisis. This intentional act was discovered by the Governor of Pennsylvania where the bank was located. What had been a close fight between the bank and the President ended up becoming a landslide for the President. Jackson completely paid off the national debt and gave $35 million back to the states for a wide variety of public works projects.

Era of No Central Banking and the Civil War

After Jackson closed the 2nd Bank of the US in 1836 and before the Civil War, only states could charter banks. However, abuse of fractional reserve banking and poor oversight led to extensive bank closings during this period and significant loss of money by depositors. A few banks took on some functions of a central bank during this time acting as clearing houses and providing deposit insurance.

In 1861, federal expenses were $67 million. After a year of war, they were $475 million and by 1865, $1.3 billion. Taxes covered only 11% of the total and by the end of the war the deficit was $2.61 billion. Since taxes couldn’t cover the amount and there was no central bank to bail the government out, they turned to the Rothschilds who loaned the North the needed funds. The Rothschilds also put money in bonds in Southern banks, but these had fallen to almost zero value so in familiar fashion, they bought the bonds back for pennies on the dollar and planned to have the North force the South to pay them off in full at the end of the war. Even after the sale of bonds, the North needed more money or would have to stop fighting. In direct contradiction to Article 1, Section 10’s prohibition of bills of credit, Lincoln printed $150 million worth of fiat money. The notes were printed with green ink and became known as “Greenbacks.” Voters were promised that this was a “one time” measure but by the end of the war, $432 million in Greenbacks had been issued.

As might be guessed the purchasing power of Greenbacks fell by 65% while the money supply increased by 138%. Americans surrendered half the money they earned during that period to inflation (from debt monetization) in addition to their taxes.

The expense of funding the Civil War precipitated the National Bank Acts of 1863 through 1865 establishing federally chartered banks and granting them significant power over the monetary system. The banks had a monopoly on the issuance of bank notes which the government accepted for payment of taxes. They could back this money up to 90%, with government bonds instead of gold. Every bank in the system had to accept the notes regardless of how shaky the bank. This was like a half-way house to central banking. Andrew Jackson had killed the Second Bank of United States, but the legislature effectively put the same functionality back in place with this fractional reserve system. Lincoln wanted to veto the bank act, but was unable to buck his party during time of war. Nevertheless, he was troubled by it and wrote about his concerns.

The citizens did not revolt because they didn’t understand the burden of a hidden tax just as we do not understand it today. But bankers were laughing at the voters. On June 25, 1863, four months after the National Bank Act, a confidential letter was sent from the Rothschild Investment house in London to an associate banking firm in New York.

“The few who understand the system [bank loans earning interest and also serving as money] will either be so interested in its profits or so dependent upon its favors that there will be no opposition from that class while, on the other hand, the great body of people, mentally incapable of comprehending, … would bare its burden without complaint.”

The 4th Central Bank – The Federal Reserve

Prior to WWII East coast businesses were doing well and were funding growth out of profits rather than taking out loans. Banks in the west were flourishing with growth and taking deposits from east coast banks. The government was flush with money and was paying off its debt as well. None of this was beneficial to East coast bankers, who could foresee the need for bailouts looming on the horizon. They knew the best way to accomplish this was through a central bank.

At the turn of the 20th century, US wealth was held mainly by the Morgan group and the Rockefeller group. Europe’s wealth was held by the Rothschild group and the Warburg group. For nine days in November of 1910, seven financiers, one of whom was also a politician, met in secret on Jekyll Island, Georgia to outline the plans for a fourth central bank. The Jekyll Island Club, as they became known, represented one sixth of the world’s wealth. They were:

  • Nelson Aldrich, Rhode Island Senator (R), JP Morgan associate, son-in-law was John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
  • Abraham Piatt Andrew, Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury
  • Frank A. Vanderlip, President of National City Bank of New York, representing William Rockefeller and Kuhn & Loeb & Company
  • Henry P. Davison, Senior Partner with JP Morgan
  • Charles D. Norton, President of JP Morgan’s First National Bank of New York
  • Benjamin Strong, head of JP Morgan’s Bankers Trust Company
  • Paul M. Warburg, Kuhn & Loeb partner, representing the Rothschilds, brother of Max Warburg, head of the Warburg banking consortium

The five purposes of the 1910 meeting were to:

  1. Stop the growing competition from the nation’s newer banks, located generally in the West.
  2. Obtain a franchise to create money out of nothing for the purposes of lending.
  3. Get control of the reserves of all banks so the more reckless ones would not be exposed to currency drains and bank runs.
  4. Get the taxpayer to pick up the cartel’s inevitable losses, via “bail outs.
  5. Convince Congress that the purpose was to protect the public.

It is important to note that this was not a conspiracy. A conspiracy requires the planning of a crime. After the anti-trust acts of 1934, such a meeting would have been against monopoly laws, but it was not criminal in 1910. The seven men on Jekyll Island were bankers and monetary scientists. They were developing a business plan to have taxpayers as a fail-safe to rescue their businesses by the workings of a fourth central bank. As with most business plans they maintained secrecy until the bill was passed on December 22, 1913, but several of them in later years published what occurred at the meeting.

In 1910, Senator Aldrich proposed the “Aldrich Bill” to create the fourth central bank. This bill never made it out of committee, but it laid the groundwork for the nearly identical Democrat “Glass-Owen Bill” that would pass two years later with the support of Woodrow Wilson. The country had its fourth central bank in the form of the US Federal Reserve. The bank had the right to

  • convert federal debt into money (or monetize debt)
  • lend that money to the government with interest
  • control the affairs of regional banks
  • be the depositor of federal funds
  • create the official money of the United States.

It was the first time that a US bank could issue paper notes that were legal tender not only for public debts but for private ones as well. As with much legislation today, the Federal Reserve Act left out many details and was written in vague language. This was a tactical move to avoid debate over fine points, get the bill passed and allow flexibility for future interpretation. Since the bill was passed, it has been amended 195 times and would be virtually unrecognizable to the Congressmen and Senators who voted for it in 1913.

The first real test of the new system was WWI. 30% of the war was paid for by taxes and 70% was paid through inflation by monetizing debt. After the war, in order to help England out of its financial troubles and counteract a mild recession in 1927, the Fed artificially lowered rates and pumped money into the US economy while England raised theirs to attract investment. Gold which had moved from England to America during the war, moved back to England as planned, but the world economies were nearly ruined in the process. The abundance of available money in the market caused malinvestment and speculation eventually crashing the economy when the true value of the investments was recognized.

The Great Depression

On August 9, 1929, the Fed reversed its easy money policy in concert with the Bank of England and began selling securities which severely contracted the money supply. The market topped out on September 19, 1929 and people began to purchase stock on the way down. On Thursday October 24th, the market turned and thousands of investors stampeded to sell. Thirteen million shares were sold. People thought the bottom had dropped out of the market, but they were wrong. On Tuesday October 29th, the market failed. Within a day millions of investors were wiped out. Within a few weeks, three billion dollars of wealth had disappeared. Within twelve months, $40 billion had been wiped out. The inability of man to control market forces was proven. With the help of ill-advised government policy such as the Smoot Hawley tariff of 1930 and many others, the resulting depression lasted longer than anyone anticipated.

Results of the Fed as a Central Bank

It has been said that the Fed was born as a stabilizing force out of the panic of 1907, but clearly the other reasons we have discussed are more appropriate. Certainly, the Fed has been more successful at bailouts and creating money for government spending than it has been at stabilizing the economy. Since it was formed, the Fed has presided over crashes and recessions in 1921, 1929, 1937, 1953, 1957, 1969, 1975, 1981, 1987, 2000 and 2008. We have experienced some 1000% inflation since the inception of the Fed in 1913, which has destroyed 90% of the purchasing power of the dollar. This loss in value was quietly transferred from the citizens to the government through inflation and the Federal Reserve is the mechanism by which it was accomplished.

The Crisis of 2008

The root causes of the 2008 financial crisis / correction can be found in easy monetary policy at the Fed and the Community Reinvestment Act initiated by President Carter, given teeth by President Clinton and encouraged by President GW Bush. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were used to encourage home ownership by those who could not afford the cost. Low interest rates contributed to the resulting bubble and an enormous excess of bad loans ended up on the books of most banks, especially the large banks that knew they would get bailed out. In order to lay off the risk, these loans were bundled into financial instruments that masked their risk profiles and sold to off. Eventually, when the true value of those instruments was revealed, the crisis was triggered.


​SEJARAH KONFLIK YANG MENIMPA ROHINGYA.

Arakan dulunya adalah sebuah negara berdaulat berada di bawah pemerintahan Raja Min Saw Mun yang beragama Buddha, tetapi mempunyai hubungan yang baik dengan pemerintah Mogul Islam di India (Bangladesh adalah sebahagian dari India waktu itu).

Raja Arakan ini menggalakkan ramai orang Islam dari Benggal untuk tinggal di negara Arakan dan mereka menjawat beberapa jawatan penting di dalam kerajaan dan memakmurkan tanah-tanah di Arakan kerana mereka mewarisi tamaddun yang lebih maju dan mempunyai pengetahuan yang lebih berbanding penduduk asal Arakan dalam bidang pentadbiran dan ekonomi. Maka ramailah orang-orang Islam yang tinggal di Arakan, dan mereka ini membentuk komuniti yang dipanggil Rohingya yang wujud sehingga hari ini.
Pada Tahun 1785, Raja Burma yang juga beragama Buddha menyerang Arakan dan menakluk wilayah tersebut dalam satu peperangan yang sangat kejam. Pembunuhan berleluasa dan ramai pelarian Rohingya terpaksa kembali ke wilayah Bengal. Wilayah Arakan kembali muram dan mundur dari sudut ekonomi.
Pada tahun 1826, British menakluk wilayah Arakan dari Raja Burma. Sekali lagi British membawa orang-orang Rohingya dari Bengal kembali ke Arakan untuk memakmurkan wilayah tersebut. Kemasukan semula orang-orang Rohingya ke Arakan di bawah pengawasan British ini menimbulkan rasa tidak senang hati di kalangan penduduk asal Rakhine beragama Buddha di Arakan. Maka konflik dan kebencian mula di semai. Orang Rakhine melihat kehadiran Rohingya sebagai usaha British merampas hak mereka di Arakan.Secara umumnya, masyarakat Rohingya pula mempunyai kedudukan ekonomi dan sosial yang lebih baik berbanding masyarakat Rakhine. Tidak banyak bezanya dengan sentimen orang-orang Melayu terhadap masyarakat Cina dan India di Tanah Melayu di zaman British. Seratus tahun British menguasai Arakan, masyarakat Rohingya menjadi semakin besar dan kukuh. Arakan sudah menjadi tanah kelahiran sebahagian besar masyarakat Rohing di wilayah itu.
Apabila British meninggalkan Arakan pada tahun 1942 akibat serangan tentera Jepun dalam Perang Dunia ke-2, berlaku “power vacum” di Arakan. Komuntiti Buddha Rakhine dan Komuniti Islam Rohingya masing-masing menyerang dan saling berbunuhan bagi mengisi kekosongan kuasa politik. Oleh kerana komuniti Rohingya secara sejarahnya mempunyai hubungan yang baik dengan British, maka pihak Jepun lebih menyebelahi Rakhine. Masyarakat Rohingya tidak lagi dilindungi setelah British melarikan diri dan berhadapan dengan penyeksaan yang dahsyat. Puluhan ribu melarikan diri semula ke Bengal. Namun, masyarakat Rohingya sudah mencapai angka yang besar di Arakan.
Pada tahun 1962 Jeneral Ne Win merampas kuasa dari Raja Burma dan membentuk pemerintahan tentera di Burma. Masyarakat Rohingya mula menuntut kemerdekaan wilayah Arakan dari pentadbiran Yangoon. Jeneral Ne Win menumpaskan tuntutan ini dengan kejam. Masyarakat Rohingya menghadapi menindasan yang lebih dahsyat di bawah pemerintahan tentera. Bagaimanapun, keadaan ini kembali normal setelah gerakan menuntut kemerdekaan di kalangan masyarakat Rohingya berjaya di kekang.
Kebencian orang-orang Burma terhadap Rohingya kembali memuncak setelah Taliban yang memerintah Afghanistan bertindak memusnahkan patung Buddha di Afghanistan. Sentimen kebencian terhadap Islam semakin tersebar di kalangan penduduk Myanmar dan masyarakat Rohingya terpaksa menerima kesannya secara langsung. Semakin lama sentimen kebencian ini semakin membuak-buak dan pada tahun 1997, sentimen ini meletup dengan satu isu apabila seorang lelaki Rohingya di tahan kerana merogol seorang gadis Burma. Isu ini mencetuskan huru-hara dan pembunuhan di kedua-dua komuniti tersebut.
Sejak itu keganasan komuniti, serangan, pembunuhan berlaku secara berterusan ke atas masyarakat Rohingya dan pihak tentera mengambil sikap memusuhi masyarakat Rohingya. Malah kerajaan tentera Burma tidak mengiktiraf kewujudan masyarakat Rohingya di Arakan dan menafikan hak kerakyatan mereka. Masyarakat Rohingya adalah kelompok yang tiada kerakyatan, sepertimana penduduk Palestin, malah lebih teruk dari itu.
Hari ini, bagi rakyat biasa Myanmar, perkataan “Rohingya” itu sendiri adalah taboo. Menyebut perkataan Rohingya boleh menyebabkan pemimpin politik hilang sokongan. Kerajaan Burma tidak akan melayan sebarang dokumen yang tertulis perkataan Rohingya. Tidak ada pemimpin Burma yang cukup kuat untuk berhadapan dengan sentimen kebencian ke atas Rohingya di kalangan rakyat Burma. Apatah lagi di kalangan ekstrimis yang sememangnya mahu menghapus sama sekali masyarakat Rohingya dari Myanmar. 
Dalam isu Rohingya, kerajaan baru yang dipilih secara demokrasi mengambil pendirian yang sama dengan junta tentera sebelumnya. Wakil diplomat dari PBB sendiri mengakui bahawa kerajaan Myanmar tidak ada kekuatan politik untuk menyelesaikan masalah kemanusiaan di kalangan Rohingya. Sentimen kebencian terhadap Rohingya di kalangan rakyat biasa Myanmar terlalu tinggi akibat proses penyebaran indoktrinasi yang sudah berlaku ratusan tahun.
Rohingya bagi rakyat Myanmar, adalah ibarat Yahudi bagi umat Islam. Begitulah perumpamaannya.
*أستَغْفِرُاللهَ الْعِٓظِيْم 😪*

*اَللَّهُمَّ َّرٓبِّ يٓسِّروٓلآ تُعٓسِّرْ يا كريم* 

*اَللَّهُمَّ رٓبِّ تٓمِّمْ بِالْخٓير ياأرحم الراحمين*

*ماشآءالله ٓلاَقُوَّةٓ إِلاَّبِااللهِ ْعٓلِىِّ الْعِٓظيُمِ*

*حَسبُناَ أللهُ وَنِعمَ ألوَكِيل نِعمَ ألمَولَى ونِعمَ النٌَصِير* 

*اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ وسَلاٌِم عََلى سيٌِدن مُحَمَّد ﷺ*

Istighfar

Istighfar adalah salah satu amalan yang menjadi sebab datangnya kebahagian. Istighfar memiliki banyak keutamaan, ia merupakan sebab seseorang diampuni dosa-dosanya, menjadi sebab seseorang dimasukkan ke dalam Syurga, menjadi sebab terhindar dari musibah, dan bahkan menjadi sebab bertambahnya harta dan zuriat.
Mungkin sebahagian kita kurang memerhatikan hal ini di mana dengan istighfar dan taubat mampu menjadi sebab terbukanya pintu-pintu rezeki, menjadi sebab dimudahkan rezeki, dan menjadikan harta lebih diberkahi. Ketika manusia bersungguh-sungguh dalam mengejar rezekinya, mencari sesuap atau dua suap makanan, ada yang terlupa untuk berdoa dan beristighfar kepada Allah Ta’ala lantaran kesibukan, fokusnya hilang. Dia dilupakan dari beristighfar kepada Rabb-nya, tidak kembali ber-inabah kepada-Nya, sedang rezeki yang dikejarnya itu tidak lain melainkan dari Allah yang Maha Memberi Rezeki, Rabb yang Maha Kaya.
Adalah suatu yang pelik ketika ada di antara manusia yang berusaha mendapatkan rezeki dan menyibukkan diri dengannya, tetapi lupa kepada Sang Pemberi Rezeki! Ada yang bangun seawal Subuh, langsung bergegas ke tempat-tempat kerja, namun terlupa untuk menyempurnakan solat, lupa untuk berdzikir dan tidak pula memohon kepada-Nya barang sedikit?! Malah tidak pula beristighfar dalam keadaan yang seperti ini.
Sedang sebab-sebab rezeki, kenikmatan dan kebahagian yang dia kejar-kejar itu ada pada-Nya, ada pada simpuh dan sujud kepada-Nya, ada pada dzikir dan istighfar kepada-Nya. Bukan pada harta yang dia cari, bukan pada sesuap atau dua suap makanan yang dia usahakan dengan melupakan Pemberinya.
Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala berfirman:
وَأَنِ اسْتَغْفِرُوا رَبَّكُمْ ثُمَّ تُوبُوا إِلَيْهِ يُمَتِّعْكُمْ مَتَاعًا حَسَنًا إِلَى أَجَلٍ مُسَمًّى وَيُؤْتِ كُلَّ ذِي فَضْلٍ فَضْلَهُ وَإِنْ تَوَلَّوْا فَإِنِّي أَخَافُ عَلَيْكُمْ عَذَابَ يَوْمٍ كَبِيرٍ
“Dan beristighfarlah kepada Rabb-mu, kemudian bertaubatlah kepada-Nya. Nescaya Dia akan memberi kepada kamu kenikmatan yang baik sehingga waktu yang ditentukan, dan Dia memberi kepada setiap yang memiliki keutamaan, keutamaannya. Jika kamu berpaling, maka sesungguhnya aku takut kamu akan ditimpa azab di hari yang besar (Kiamat).” (Surah Huud, 11: 3)
Dari hal ini seharusnya kita sentiasa beringat, istighfar dan taubat kepada Allah adalah salah satu dari sebab-sebab kebahagiaan, kenikmatan, dan kelapangan rezeki.
Keduanya, selain sebagai bentuk ujian secara umum tentunya, mungkin saja di sebalik terhalangnya rezeki dan ketidak-cukupan yang banyak dihadapi berpunca dari sikap melampaui batas dan perbuatan maksiat yang kita lakukan. Sedangkan usaha dan ikhtiar telah dilakukan sehabis mampu.
Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala berfirman:
وَلَوْ بَسَطَ اللَّهُ الرِّزْقَ لِعِبَادِهِ لَبَغَوْا فِي الْأَرْضِ
“Dan seandainya Allah melapangkan rezeki kepada hamba-hamba-Nya tentulah mereka akan melampaui batas di muka bumi…” (Surah Asy-Syuura, 42: 27)
Dari ayat ini, sebahagian ulama tafsir mengatakan di antara hikmah Allah menurunkan rezeki dengan qadarnya bagi hamba-Nya masing-masing adalah agar mereka berusaha dengan melakukan pekerjaan-pekerjaan yang sekaligus dapat menjauhkannya dari perkara-perkara maksiat berbanding jika setiap nikmat dan rezeki itu sentiasa dilapangkan untuk mereka. Lalu mereka hanya akan bersenang-senang, bermalas-malasan, lalai, dan melampaui batas.
Kemudian dalam sebuah hadis dari Tsauban, diriwayatkan bahawa Nabi Shallallahu ‘alaihi wa Sallam bersabda:
إِنَّ الْعَبْدَ لَيُحْرَمُ الرِّزْقَ بِالذَّنْبِ يُصِيبُهُ
“Sesungguhnya seorang hamba itu diharamkan (terhalang) rezekinya dengan sebab dosa yang dia lakukan.” (Musnad Ahmad, no. 22386. Dinilai dha’if oleh Al-Albani)
Dari kerana itu, sentiasalah kita mengingat, bersegera, seraya berlumba-lumba menuju ke pintu-pintu taubat Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala. Sekaligus memperbanyakkan istighfar, inabah, dan amal-amal yang dicintai-Nya.
Sebagaimana firman Allah Ta’ala dalam Surah Ali ‘Imran:
وَسَارِعُوا إِلَى مَغْفِرَةٍ مِنْ رَبِّكُمْ
“Dan bersegeralah kamu kepada ampunan dari Rabb-mu…” (Surah Ali ‘Imran, 3: 133)
Dalam Al-Qur’an terdapat banyak petunjuk yang menjelaskan bahawa rezeki, nikmat, dan kebahagiaan hidup itu diturunkan kepada orang-orang yang sentiasa beristighfar, bertaubat dan ber-inabah (kembali) kepada Allah.
Nuh ‘alaihis Salam pernah berkata kepada kaumnya sebagaimana dikhabarkan oleh Allah dalam Al-Qur’an:
فَقُلْتُ اسْتَغْفِرُوا رَبَّكُمْ إِنَّهُ كَانَ غَفَّارًا (١٠) يُرْسِلِ السَّمَاءَ عَلَيْكُمْ مِدْرَارًا (١١) وَيُمْدِدْكُمْ بِأَمْوَالٍ وَبَنِينَ وَيَجْعَلْ لَكُمْ جَنَّاتٍ وَيَجْعَلْ لَكُمْ أَنْهَارًا
“Maka aku katakan kepada mereka, “Beristighfarlah kepada Rabb-mu, sesungguhnya Dia adalah Maha Pengampun, nescaya Dia akan mengirimkan hujan kepadamu dengan lebat dan melengkapkan harta dan anak-anakmu, dan mengadakan untukmu kebun-kebun, dan mengadakan pula di dalamnya sungai-sungai.” (Surah Nuh, 71: 10-12)
Al-Hafiz Ibnu Katsir rahimahullah (Wafat: 774H) menjelaskan ayat ini dalam Tafsir-nya:
أي: إذا تبتم إلى الله واستغفرتموه وأطعتموه، كثر الرزق عليكم، وأسقاكم من بركات السماء، وأنبت لكم من بركات الأرض، وأنبت لكم الزرع، وَأَدَرَّ لكم الضرع، وأمدكم بأموال وبنين، أي: أعطاكم الأموال والأولاد، وجعل لكم جنات فيها أنواع الثمار، وخللها بالأنهار الجارية بينها
“Maksudnya apabila kamu semua bertaubat kepada Allah, beristighfar (memohon ampun) kepada-Nya dan kamu sentiasa mentaati-Nya, nescaya Dia akan memperbanyakkan rezeki ke atas kamu, menurunkan kepada kamu hujan yang barakah, mengeluarkan untuk kamu keberkahan dari bumi, menumbuhkan untuk kamu tumbuh-tumbuhan, mengalirkan (melimpahkan) untuk kamu susu-susu perahan, dan melengkapkan untuk kamu harta dan anak-anak. Maksudnya Dia akan memberi kamu dengan harta kekayaan dan anak-anak serta memberi kepada kamu kebun-kebun yang di dalamnya terdapat pelbagai jenis buah-buahan yang di dalamnya mengalir sungai-sungai.” (Tafsir Ibnu Katsir, 8/233)
Al-Imam Al-Qurthubi dan Al-Hafiz Ibnu Hajar Al-‘Asqalani rahimahumallah menyebutkan sebuah atsar dari Al-Hasan Al-Bashri rahimahullah:
ان رجلا شكى إليه الجدب فقال استغفر الله وشكى إليه آخر الفقر فقال استغفر الله وشكى إليه آخر جفاف بستانه فقال استغفر الله وشكى إليه آخر عدم الولد فقال استغفر الله ثم تلا عليهم هذه الآية
“Bahawasanya seorang lelaki mengadu kepadanya tentang musim kemarau yang sedang terjadi. Maka Al-Hasan Al-Bashri pun mengatakan, “Beristighfarlah (mohon ampunlah) kepada Allah.”
Kemudian datang pula orang lain mengadu kepada beliau tentang kefaqirannya. Maka Al-Hasan Al-Bashri pun mengatakan, “Beristighfarlah kepada Allah.”
Kemudian datang lagi yang lain pula mengadu kepada beliau tentang kekeringan tanamannya. Maka Al-Hasan Al-Bashri pun mengatakan, “Beristigfarlah kepada Allah.”
Kemudian datang lagi yang lain mengadu kepada beliau kerana masih tidak memiliki anak. Maka al-Hasan al-Bashri pun mengatakan, “Beristighfarlah kepada Allah.” Kemudian al-Hasan al-Bashri pun membacakan ayat ini (Surah Nuh, 71: 11-12) kepada mereka.” (Tafsir Al-Qurthubi, 18/302-303. Fathul Bari Syarh Shahih Al-Bukhari, 11/98)
Dalam ayat yang lain, Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala berfirman:
وَيَقَوْمِ اسْتَغْفِرُوا رَبَّكُمْ ثُمَّ تُوبُوا إِلَيْهِ يُرْسِلِ السَّمَاءَ عَلَيْكُمْ مِدْرَارًا وَيَزِدْكُمْ قُوَّةً إِلَى قُوَّتِكُمْ وَلا تَتَوَلَّوْا مُجْرِمِينَ
“(Hud berkata): “Wahai kaumku, beristighfarlah kepada Rabb-mu kemudian bertaubatlah kepada-Nya, nescaya Dia akan menurunkan hujan yang lebat ke atas kamu dan Dia akan menambahkan kekuatan pada kekuatanmu dan janganlah kamu berpaling dengan melakukan dosa.” (Surah Huud, 11: 52)
Al-Hafiz Ibnu Katsir rahimahullah mengatakan:
ثم أمرهم بالاستغفار الذي فيه تكفير الذنوب السالفة، وبالتوبة عما يستقبلون ومن اتصف بهذه الصفة يسر الله عليه رزقه، وسهل عليه أمره وحفظ شأنه؛ ولهذا قال: يُرْسِلِ السَّمَاءَ عَلَيْكُمْ مِدْرَارًا
“Kemudian dia (Huud) menyuruh mereka beristighfar yang dengannya dapat menghapuskan dosa yang telah lalu, juga dengan bertaubat dari apa yang sedang mereka hadapi. Dan sesiapa yang memiliki sifat ini, Allah memudahkan rezeki ke atasnya dan memudahkan ke atasnya urusannya dan memelihara keadaannya. Dan untuk itulah Allah berfirman: “…nescaya Dia akan menurunkan hujan yang lebat ke atas kamu.”
Disebutkan dalam suatu hadis:
مَنْ لَزِمَ الِاسْتِغْفَارَ، جَعَلَ اللَّهُ لَهُ مِنْ كُلِّ ضِيقٍ مَخْرَجًا، وَمِنْ كُلِّ هَمٍّ فَرَجًا، وَرَزَقَهُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لَا يَحْتَسِبُ
“Sesiapa yang sentiasa beristighfar, maka Allah menjadikan untuknya dari setiap kesedihan ada kegembiraan, bagi setiap kesempitan ada jalan keluar, dan memberinya rezeki yang tidak disangka-sangka.” (Hadis Riwayat Ahmad dan Abu Daud. Dinilai sahih sanadnya oleh Ahmad Syakir, tetapi dinilai dhaif oleh Al-Albani dan Syu’aib Al-Arnauth).” (Tafsir Ibnu Katsir, 4/329)
Dalam ayat yang lain sebagaimana telah disebutkan, bahawa Allah Ta’ala berfirman:
وَأَنِ اسْتَغْفِرُوا رَبَّكُمْ ثُمَّ تُوبُوا إِلَيْهِ يُمَتِّعْكُمْ مَتَاعًا حَسَنًا إِلَى أَجَلٍ مُسَمًّى وَيُؤْتِ كُلَّ ذِي فَضْلٍ فَضْلَهُ وَإِنْ تَوَلَّوْا فَإِنِّي أَخَافُ عَلَيْكُمْ عَذَابَ يَوْمٍ كَبِيرٍ
“Dan beristighfarlah kepada Rabb-mu, kemudian bertaubatlah kepada-Nya. Nescaya Dia akan memberi kepada kamu kenikmatan yang baik sehingga waktu yang ditentukan, dan Dia memberi kepada setiap yang memiliki keutamaan, keutamaannya. Jika kamu berpaling, maka sesungguhnya aku takut kamu akan ditimpa azab di hari yang besar (Kiamat).” (Surah Huud, 11: 3)
Al-Imam Al-Qurthubi rahimahullah (Wafat: 671H) menjelaskan:
هَذِهِ ثَمَرَةُ الِاسْتِغْفَارِ وَالتَّوْبَةِ، أَيْ يُمَتِّعُكُمْ بِالْمَنَافِعِ من سَعَةِ الرِّزْقِ وَرَغَدِ الْعَيْشِ، وَلَا يَسْتَأْصِلُكُمْ بِالْعَذَابِ كَمَا فَعَلَ بِمَنْ أَهْلَكَ قَبْلَكُمْ
“Inilah buah hasil istighfar dan taubat. Iaitu Allah memberi kenikmatan kepada kamu dengan manfaat-manfaat berupa rezeki yang banyak dan hidup yang sejahtera, serta Dia tidak akan mengazab kamu sebagaimana yang dilakukan-Nya ke atas orang-orang sebelum kamu.” (Tafsir Al-Qurthubi, 9/3)
Demikian juga sebagaimana ditegaskan oleh Syaikh Muhammad Al-Amin Asy-Syanqithi rahimahullah (Wafat: 1393H):
هذه الآية الكريمة تدل على أن الاستغفار والتوبة إلى الله تعالى من الذنوب سبب لأن يمتع الله من فعل ذلك متاعاً حسناً إلى أجل مسمى؛ لأنه رتب ذلك على الاستغفار والتوبة ترتيب الجزاء على شرطه
“Ayat yang mulia ini adalah dalil yang menunjukkan istighfar dan taubat kepada Allah dari dosa-dosa adalah termasuk sebab yang dengannya Allah memberikan kenikmatan yang baik sehingga waktu yang ditentukan kepada orang-orang yang melakukannya. Allah memberikan balasan kebaikan atas istighfar dan taubat tersebut berdasarkan syaratnya.” (Adhwa’ul Bayan, 2/169-170)
Anjuran dan Contoh-contoh Istighfar Nabi Shallallahu ‘alaihi wa Sallam
Oleh itu, perbanyakkanlah istighfar dan taubat. Istighfar dan taubat memiliki keutamaan yang sangat besar bukan sekadar apa yang disebutkan di atas. Malah Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala sendiri yang memerintahkan kepada kita agar sentiasa beristighfar dan bertaubat kepada-Nya.
Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala berfirman:
مَنْ عَمِلَ سَيِّئَةً فَلا يُجْزَى إِلا مِثْلَهَا وَمَنْ عَمِلَ صَالِحًا مِنْ ذَكَرٍ أَوْ أُنْثَى وَهُوَ مُؤْمِنٌ فَأُولَئِكَ يَدْخُلُونَ الْجَنَّةَ يُرْزَقُونَ فِيهَا بِغَيْرِ حِسَابٍ
“Dan mohonlah ampun untuk dosamu dan bertasbihlah dengan memuji Rabb-mu di waktu pagi dan petang.” (Surah Al-Mukmiin, 40: 55)
Di ayat yang lain:
لِلَّذِينَ اتَّقَوْا عِنْدَ رَبِّهِمْ جَنَّاتٌ تَجْرِي مِنْ تَحْتِهَا الأنْهَارُ خَالِدِينَ فِيهَا وَأَزْوَاجٌ مُطَهَّرَةٌ وَرِضْوَانٌ مِنَ اللَّهِ وَاللَّهُ بَصِيرٌ بِالْعِبَادِ (١٥)الَّذِينَ يَقُولُونَ رَبَّنَا إِنَّنَا آمَنَّا فَاغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ (١٦)الصَّابِرِينَ وَالصَّادِقِينَ وَالْقَانِتِينَ وَالْمُنْفِقِينَ وَالْمُسْتَغْفِرِينَ بِالأسْحَارِ
“Untuk orang-orang yang bertaqwa (kepada Allah), di sisi Rabb mereka ada Syurga yang mengalir di bawahnya sungai-sungai; mereka kekal di dalamnya. Dan mereka dikurniakan isteri-isteri yang suci serta mendapat keredhaan Allah. Dan Allah Maha Melihat para hamba-Nya. Iaitu orang-orang yang berdoa, “Wahai Rabb kami, sesungguhnya kami telah beriman, maka ampunilah dosa-dosa kami dan peliharalah kami dari azab neraka.” Iaitu orang-orang yang sabar, yang tetap taat, yang mengeluarkan sedekah, dan yang memohon keampunan di waktu sahur.” (Surah Ali ‘Imran, 3: 15-17)
Dalam ayat lain lagi:
وَمَنْ يَعْمَلْ سُوءًا أَوْ يَظْلِمْ نَفْسَهُ ثُمَّ يَسْتَغْفِرِ اللَّهَ يَجِدِ اللَّهَ غَفُورًا رَحِيمًا
“Dan sesiapa yang melakukan kejahatan atau menzalimi dirinya lalu kemudian dia memohon ampun kepada Allah, nescaya dia mendapati Allah itu Maha Pengampun lagi Maha Penyayang.” (Surah An-Nisaa’, 4: 110)
Demikian juga sebagaimana apa yang diperintahkan oleh Rasulullah Shallallahu ‘alaihi wa Sallam, beliau bukan sahaja mengajak agar kita sentiasa beristighfar dan bertaubat, malah beliau sendiri telah menunjukkan contohnya dengan sebaik-baik contoh. Beliau mengajar kita agar beristighfar dalam banyak keadaan dan hampir setiap keadaan. Seperti ketika tersedar dari melakukan dosa, ketika menutup majlis, ketika waktu pagi dan petang, ketika hendak mengakhiri solat, ketika sebaik selesai solat, ketika di dalam solat, ketika sebaik selesai berwudhu’, dan banyak lagi.
Kata Nabi Shallallahu ‘alaihi wa Sallam:
وَاللَّهِ إِنِّي لَأَسْتَغْفِرُ اللَّهَ وَأَتُوبُ إِلَيْهِ فِي اليَوْمِ أَكْثَرَ مِنْ سَبْعِينَ مَرَّةً
“Demi Allah, aku benar-benar beristighfar kepada Allah dan bertaubat kepada-Nya dalam satu hari lebih banyak dari tujuh puluh kali.” (Shahih Al-Bukhari, bab: Istighfar Nabi di siang dan malam hari, no. 6307)
Dalam hadis yang lain, Rasulullah Shallallahu ‘alaihi wa Sallam bersabda:
إِنَّهُ لَيُغَانُ عَلَى قَلْبِي، وَإِنِّي لَأَسْتَغْفِرُ اللهَ، فِي الْيَوْمِ مِائَةَ مَرَّةٍ
“Sesungguhnya benar-benar hatiku terlalai dan aku beristighfar kepada Allah seratus kali dalam sehari.” (Shahih Muslim, bab: Anjuran beristighfar, no. 2702)
Di antara contoh-contoh istighfar dan taubat Nabi sebagaimana dalam hadis-hadisnya yang sahih adalah:
Abu Barzah Al-Aslami radhiyallahu ‘anhu berkata:
كَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ، يَقُولُ: بِأَخَرَةٍ إِذَا أَرَادَ أَنْ يَقُومَ مِنَ الْمَجْلِسِ: سُبْحَانَكَ اللَّهُمَّ وَبِحَمْدِكَ، أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ، أَسْتَغْفِرُكَ وَأَتُوبُ إِلَيْكَ» فَقَالَ رَجُلٌ: يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ، إِنَّكَ لَتَقُولُ قَوْلًا مَا كُنْتَ تَقُولُهُ فِيمَا مَضَى، فَقَالَ: «كَفَّارَةٌ لِمَا يَكُونُ فِي الْمَجْلِسِ
“Bahawasanya Rasulullah Shallallahu ‘alaihi wa Sallam beliau berkata (berdoa) ketika di akhir hendak bangun (menutup) majlis (dengan doa):
“Maha Suci Engkau Ya Allah, dan segala puji bagi-Mu, aku mengakui bahawa tiada Ilah selain Engkau, aku memohon ampun kepada Engkau dan aku bertaubat kepada Engkau.”
Seorang lelaki berkata, “Wahai Rasulullah, sesungguhnya engkau mengucapkan satu ucapan yang tidak pernah engkau ucapkan sebelum ini?”
Maka Rasulullah Shallallahu ‘alaihi wa Sallam pun bersabda, “Itu adalah sebagai penebus dosa yang terjadi sepanjang dalam majlis.” (Sunan Abi Dawud, no. 4857. Dinilai sahih oleh Al-Albani)
Ketika solat malam setelah tasyahhud akhir sebelum salam, beliau berdoa:
اللهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِي مَا قَدَّمْتُ وَمَا أَخَّرْتُ، وَمَا أَسْرَرْتُ وَمَا أَعْلَنْتُ، وَمَا أَسْرَفْتُ، وَمَا أَنْتَ أَعْلَمُ بِهِ مِنِّي، أَنْتَ الْمُقَدِّمُ وَأَنْتَ الْمُؤَخِّرُ، لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ
“Ya Allah ampunilah dosaku yang telah lalu dan yang akan datang, yang aku rahsiakan dan yang tampak, yang aku lakukan secara berlebihan serta yang Engkau lebih mengetahui daripadaku sendiri, Engkau yang mendahulukan dan Engkaulah yang mengakhirkan, tiada Ilah melainkan Engkau.” (Shahih Muslim, bab: Doa dalam solat malam, no. 771)
Tsauban radhiyallahu ‘anhu menjelaskan cara Nabi beristighfar setelah solat fardhu:
كَانَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ، إِذَا انْصَرَفَ مِنْ صَلَاتِهِ اسْتَغْفَرَ ثَلَاثًا وَقَالَ: اللهُمَّ أَنْتَ السَّلَامُ وَمِنْكَ السَّلَامُ، تَبَارَكْتَ ذَا الْجَلَالِ وَالْإِكْرَامِ قَالَ الْوَلِيدُ: فَقُلْتُ لِلْأَوْزَاعِيِّ: كَيْفَ الْاسْتِغْفَارُ؟ قَالَ: تَقُولُ: أَسْتَغْفِرُ اللهَ، أَسْتَغْفِرُ اللهَ
Rasulullah Shallallahu ‘alaihi wa Sallam apabila selesai bersolat, beliau beristighfar tiga kali, kemudian mengucapkan:
“Ya Allah, Engkaulah As-Salaam, dan daripada Engkau kesejahteraan, segala keberkatan adalah milik Engkau Ya Allah, yang memiliki kebesaran dan kemuliaan.”
Al-Waliid (salah seorang perawi, murid al-Auzaa’i) bertanya kepada Al-Auzaa’i, “Bagaimana cara beristighfar yang dimaksudkan?” Al-Auzaa’i menjawab:
أَسْتَغْفِرُ اللَّهَ أَسْتَغْفِرُ اللَّهَ
(Dengan mengucapkan): “Astaghfirullah (Aku memohon ampun kepada Allah), astaghfirullah…”.” (Shahih Muslim, bab: Anjuran berdzikir setelah solat, no. 591)
Rasulullah Shallallahu ‘alaihi wa Sallam bersabda:
مَنْ قَالَ: أَسْتَغْفِرُ اللَّهَ الَّذِي لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْحَيَّ الْقَيُّومَ، وَأَتُوبُ إِلَيْهِ، غُفِرَ لَهُ، وَإِنْ كَانَ قَدْ فَرَّ مِنَ الزَّحْفِ
“Sesiapa mengucapkan: “Aku memohon ampun kepada Allah yang tiada Ilah melainkan Dia, yang terus-menerus mengurus makhluk-Nya dan aku bertaubat kepada-Nya.”
Nescaya dosa-dosanya diampuni walaupun dia telah lari dari peperangan.” (Sunan Abi Dawud, bab: Al-Istighfar, no. 1517)
Selain itu, Rasulullah Shallallahu ‘alaihi wa Sallam juga pernah ditanya oleh ‘Aisyah radhiyallahu ‘anha tentang ketekunan beliau dalam melakukan amal-amal seperti solat malam dan memohon keampunan sedangkan Allah telah mengampuni dosa-dosa beliau sama ada yang terdahulu mahupun yang akan datang. Lalu Rasulullah pun menjawab:
يَا عَائِشَةُ أَفَلَا أَكُونُ عَبْدًا شَكُورًا
“Wahai ‘Aisyah, tidak wajarkah aku menjadi hamba yang bersyukur?” (Shahih Muslim, no. 2820)
Demikianlah sebahagian contoh hadis-hadis yang menunjukkan anjuran agar kita semua sentiasa memperbanyakkan istighfar dan taubat. Dari hadis-hadis ini juga telah menunjukkan bagaimana sikap atau sunnah yang dicontohkan oleh Nabi Shallallahu ‘alaihi wa Sallam kepada kita agar mencontohi dan mengamalkannya. Lihatlah betapa tekunnya Nabi dalam beristighfar.
Hakikat Istighfar dan Taubat
Walau bagaimanapun, istighfar dan taubat tidak cukup hanya dengan lisan, ia perlu diiringi dengan tekad yang kuat dan dizahirkan melalui amal perbuatan dan kebaikan. Istighfar dan taubat yang hanya semata-mata di lisan, maka takut-takut ia termasuk istighfar dan taubatnya para pendusta. Ini sebagaimana kata imam Fudhail bin ‘Iyadh rahimahullah (Wafat: 187H):
استغفارٌ بلا إقلاع توبةُ الكذّابين
“Istighfar (mohon keampunan) tanpa melepaskan diri (dari kemaksiatan) adalah taubatnya para pendusta.” (An-Nawawi, Al-Adzkar, m/s. 703; Tahqiq ‘Amir ‘Ali Yasin – Daar Ibn Khuzaimah)
Kata Al-Imam An-Nawawi rahimahullah (Wafat: 676H):
قال أصحابنا وغيرهم من العلماء للتوبة ثلاثة شروط أن يقلع عن المعصية وأن يندم على فعلها وأن يعزم عزما جازما أن لايعود إلى مثلها أبدا فان كانت المعصية تتعلق بآدمى فلها شرط رابع وهو رد الظلامة إلى صاحبها أو تحصيل البراءة منه والتوبة أهم قواعد الاسلام وهى أول مقامات سالكى طريق الآخرة
“Para ulama mazhab kami dan selain mereka mengatakan, taubat itu memiliki 3 syarat; iaitu meninggalkan maksiat, menyesalinya, dan bersungguh-sungguh untuk tidak mengulangi perbuatan maksiat tersebut untuk selama-lamanya.
Apabila maksiat tersebut berkaitan dengan hak sesama manusia, maka ditambah dengan satu syarat lagi, iaitu mengembalikan apa yang diambilnya kepada pemiliknya, atau mendapatkan pelepasan dari segala apa yang dituntutnya.
Taubat adalah merupakan sendi (atau tiang) agama Islam yang paling penting, dan ia adalah langkah awal bagi yang berhajat kepada jalan akhirat.” (Syarh Shahih Muslim, 17/25)
Maka begitulah sebahagian dari dalil-dalil yang menunjukkan keagungan istighfar. Betapa besar dan banyak buahnya! Di antaranya ia mampu menjadi penyebab dibukanya pintu rezeki oleh Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala.
Ya Allah, jadikanlah kami termasuk hamba-hamba-Mu yang pandai beristighfar. Jadikanlah kami termasuk orang-orang yang memiliki sifat taubat dan sentiasa beristighfar. Dan kurniakanlah kepada kami buahnya, di dunia mahupun di akhirat. Dan mudahkanlah bagi kami rezeki-rezeki kami, lancarkanlah urusan-urusan kami, serta peliharalah kami. Sesungguhnya Engkau Maha memperkenankan doa, wahai Dzat yang Memiliki ke-Agungan dan ke-Muliaan. Ameen.
– Sumber:ilmusunnah