Inalillahi is not a greeting for the dead

Inalillahi is not a greeting for the dead


Innalillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Raji’uun is a sentence that is usually spoken by Muslims when a disaster strikes.

Some Muslims say the sentence Innalillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Raji’uun only when they hear the news of death.

However, when is the right time to say Inalillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Raji’uun? What does this sentence actually mean?

The meaning of innalillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un is “Indeed we belong to God and indeed to Him we will return”.

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However, meaningfully, the sentence Inalillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Raji’uun has a very deep meaning.

The sentence Inalillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Raji’uun has the meaning that everything in this world belongs to Allah SWT–because indeed everything in this universe is His creation–and therefore we must be sincere every time we lose something or are hit by disaster.

The text, which is actually easy to understand and absorb, sometimes changes its meaning into condolences. for those who have died. Though these words and sentences are intended for those of us who say them.

Since this week, there has been a disaster that befell a public official who has a figure as a successful, charismatic man, and has a harmonious family. Things that not everyone is able to have, are able to feel it. The calamity or Trials that befell him are so painful for those of us who also know his figure. He was looking for a beloved child who was reportedly swept away by the river current, and according to the information circulating until this moment I wrote that his whereabouts had not been found.

Honestly, my heart is so devastated to hear this news, a family that is so perfect, full of happiness and harmony, starting from a small, simple family, must accept the bitterness that is happening now. Until the time I read the news chronology, I don’t know where he is now, I am one of those people who is very proud of this child, because he puts the interests of others before his life, the interests of his mother and younger sister before he was finally swept away.

People flocked to seek happiness through possession, learning to find ways to grab, get, seize, possess. Sometimes it is even done immediately, whether by riding, stepping on, snatching, elbowing, dropping, and even by destroying other things in order to get one another. This child even sacrificed himself for the benefit of others. Children of this age are more mature than even well-known leaders and public officials.

Inalillahi is a sentence that is uttered for us who are alive, actually. Humans sometimes forget that in this life apart from we learn to get, but we also have to learn to let go, let go, what we consider to be ours forever. It’s difficult indeed, not only at our level, even at the level of an official like the president, don’t necessarily have this lesson. We see so much, let alone in Indonesia, in other countries too. They are all vying for what really can’t be brought to death.

The willingness to let go of what is gained, the sincerity to let go of what should go, the pleasure to lose something that even logically should still be owned. But God is the subject, he has the right to be subjective, to select, to take back what he has lent. as Sheikh Abdul Qadir Al-Jailani said, let’s learn to die, before we die.

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