Isra Miraj Beyond Human Comprehension4 August 2010
Isra Miraj is a transrational event, not an irrational event. Isra Miraj is very high and hard to be achieved by our thought. It is beyond our human comprehension, said Amin Rais on the religious lecture in Taspen Jakarta yesterday (21/07). Try to consider Isra Miraj with limited human brain is just the same with considering Semeru Mount with a gold scale,
said Amin who is also a former Chairman of the Indonesian People Consultative Assembly.
Therefore Isra Miraj is a demonstration of the unlimited power of Allah. Amin also stressed the importance of prayers (shalat) for human. For moslem people, shalat is a bet for the next journey in heavenly world, because the first thing taken by Allah is shalat. Shalat also contains valuable values for human such as cleanliness, timely, discipline and leadership. To build human personality, the first thing to do is the neat of our shalat. A good attitude and human smartbrain is because of his shalat, Amin explained. He then made example on a research conducted by Jamaluddin Ancok to high school students who have the ten best grades and the ten worst grades. The result showed that children who have high grades
always wake up early and do their shalat in time, while children in low grades act on the contrary. That is why, there is no exception in shalat. It is different with fasting, alms and hajj which still possess any exception, but for shalat there is no exception whatsoever, he said firmly.
The religious lecture is held by Taspen Islamic Board (Babinroh Islam) as one of activities commemorating Isra Miraj 1431 H and attended by Taspen employees in head offices and Jakarta Primary Branch Office. (wia/dodi)