"To be great, you have to believe in something greater." The only line I could quote from the speaker that evening (may be he quoted from somewhere else too, I don't know, I was not paying attention). It was a compulsory course we had to attend during a weekend few weeks before mid break. Why did I feel like it was such a deep saying from all of other lines in that 4 hours lecture?
Because, later during that day, as I was reciting the Quran, I came across verses that were narrating the story of Prophet Ibrahim in his journey to know his GOD -- when he was trying to worship something that he felt greater than him.
It was from surah al An'am, verse 76-79. It went like this:
So when the night covered him with darkness, he saw a star. He said, "This is my Lord." But when it set, he said, "I like not those that disappear."
And when he saw the moon rising, he said, "This is my Lord." But when it set, he said, "Unless my Lord guides me, I will surely be among those people gone astray."
And when he saw the sun rising, he said, "This is my Lord. This is greater." But when it set, he said, "O my people, indeed I am free from what you associated with ALLAH SWT,
Indeed, I have turned my face toward HE -- who created the heaven and the earth, inclining toward truth, and I am not of those who associate others with ALLAH."
To be great, you have to believe in something greater. And great, itself, is subjective. Greatness, like once said by Shakespeare in Julius Caesar, is when a man is worshiped like a God by other people, and yet he does not aware of it nor does he care about it. And so in another poem called If.
Often we heard the stories of the downfall of great men and empires. And usually they came up with one reason. Because they thought that they were superior than any other and they forgot who they really were. Thus, there is always a need for men to believe in something greater.
It is like a negative quadratic graph, once you believe that you are at the peak, eventually you will fall. To be great, is always to believe that you are not at the peak. To be great is to believe that there is always something GREATER than you.
And when we do believe in something greater, perhaps we also need to question; is that something we believe in great enough to be worshiped?
And like Prophet Ibrahim, I believe something great should not be similar to anything we could imagine nor could we see. Should not be something we could doubt. Should not be something that has beginning nor ending. Which is the ONLY ONE.
InsyaALLAH, if we truly believe in it and have faith in it, we could be aspired to be like so many great Muslims back then, especially during the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) day.
Oh ALLAH, give us strength. Every soul that is searching for the truth, is actually searching for YOU. Whether or not we realize it.
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