Nawawi Sheikh ROAD
By Wan Anwar />
Angel pleased with what you demanded, and they will spread his wings as an overlay for the prosecution of science. The fish in the sea would beg forgiveness for people who want to walk toward the pious people (teachers) to learn, "says Sheikh Nawawi in the preamble of the book when he mensyarah Bidayah al-Islam Hidayah work Hujjatul Muhammad al-Ghazali in his book Ath-Thusi Maroqi al-'Ubudiyah.
Life is a choice, and choice is consciousness. When a path is set as an option, other paths necessarily abandoned. Logic (logic) taught us: there may be a form (say a person) is in some places (streets) at the same time. As the path of truth and falsehood, can not be both taken together.
Maybe not completely at the age of choice when I was young, about 15 years, far away 180 years ago, young man named Muhammad Tanara leave Nawawi (Bantam ) to Saudi Arabia for the Hajj once studied the Koran. But three years living in Mecca and then managed to memorize the Koran and master the basic knowledge of Arabic, the science of fiqh, the science of kalam, logic, and science of hadith, can not be called a choice?!
The second departure to Mecca at the age of 18 years (1830), must have strong evidence the young Nawawi really have to choose: the science and study of his choice. Will be increasingly evident sincerity choice when in 1860 he became a teacher (guru maha exact) and active teaching in the hometown of the Prophet Muhammad. His students come from various nationalities and backgrounds, some of the country (Indonesia = Dutch East Indies), among others: Hashim Ash'ari, Khalil, Asnawi Bantam, and more. His students later became a large and important scholars in this country, clerics (thinker) are indeed worthy of the title of Kyai Haji (KH.). And if there are many successful students, who else besides the most successful teacher: someone called Sheikh al-Nawawi Banteni (al-Jawi or al-Tanari).
More than 30 years Nawawi learning directly to The great teachers of international caliber in Mecca. Not to mention learning indirectly through the books (the books) thinkers / intellectuals Muslim world, both in the science of fiqh, kalam, Sufism, hadith and other Islamic sciences. Concrete evidence of learning, in addition to teaching at the Masjid al-Haram, no other books written in the form of discussion / commentary (Sharh) on the books they read.
In short, in addition to great teachers, Nawawi is a reader and writer. And that is his legacy to us in Banten, Indonesia, and even the world at large: the history and works of the plume. So who else will follow if not we are still undecided and restless in the midst of various kinds of temptations that make us prefer instant haste. I think the ultimate example that should be inherited from ghirah Nawawi Sheikh is patience and seriousness in their studies and living life as a thinker and intellectual.
I do not know the feeling of what is in the soul when it leaves the young Nawawi Banten Tanara ? What he dreamed along the sail to the land of? What kind of longing that surged in him every commemorate hometown or met fellow citizens? How did the brood and treating homesickness was given until the end of his life he was drowned in the ocean sciences and education, until he had returned to his hometown halaman.Malaikat pleased with what you demanded, and they will spread his wings as an overlay for the prosecution of science. The fish in the sea would beg forgiveness for people who want to walk toward the pious people (teachers) to learn, "says Sheikh Nawawi in the preamble of the book when he mensyarah Bidayah al-Islam Hidayah work Hujjatul Muhammad al-Ghazali in his book Ath-Thusi Maroqi al-'Ubudiyah.
Are the wings of the angel, which became the base when you unwind in the middle of your day intensive teaching, reading, and writing, O Sayyidu Ulama'I al-Hijaz (title Nawawi Sheikh great)? And is there any fish in the sea was a step that beg forgiveness of the "khilapmu" during his life? I also do not know, but I hope that happens so. I quote this because sometimes the question arises, why Sheikh Nawawi spent ages in Mecca and not helped "build" Bantam in the village itself.
Nawawi has come a lonely road, like the way a poem that hardly resonates in the middle Indonesia hustle and bustle of Banten and supposedly being "build" it. However, until now he is there, once again the ADA, because the direct indirect Muslims in Metro Manila and Indonesia had "enjoyed" his efforts are embodied in his works. And now a handful of the nation's children busy discussing and intend to imitate him Nawawi. An encouraging step given in Banten now very difficult to obtain figures for example.
In other words Nawawi is a quiet passion that echoes and emits light of a century ago. Rather strange indeed, sometimes feels odd, perhaps even majnun, why there are people eager segelinir invite others chose a lonely road. Is not present century malls and television that faithful wooing the masses with various kinds of temptations and excitement? Are there any that do not exist in malls with heels in love continues founded? Is there a less complete than that during the night and stared at the television?
Nothing. Everything is already there. What a self-contained. Unless the soul, heart, and common sense. This one is definitely a rare commodity. This is because. Nation's children who intends to dig and trace the path of quiet Nawawi spiritually thirsty and hungry. They were not pleased if people just Bantam mass is calculated as the number and estimated-time crush on the election.
As Nawawi Sheikh's body is now gone. But his thoughts kept echoing in the silent letters in dozens of his book. Who will earnestly "resurrect" Nawawi Sheikh? Tihami al-Serangi? Muhyi Al-Tanari? Gola Gong al-Ciloangi? Ruby Baedhawi al-Malingpingi? Manar al-Pontangi? Muhammad Alfarisi? Toto al-Panancangi? Who else? What is clear today and tomorrow Bantam he was needed. With so science will increasingly live in Banten and pious people (magicians) continues to grow.
In this context he said: "If anyone does not grieve over the death of the learned man, he is a hypocrite. Because there is no greater disaster than the death of the pious. "And who is not sad if science and education in Punjab instead heading toward death?!
Life is indeed a choice, including the option to go the way of the silent , thorny path, the path that demands consequences: joy and sadness, passion and fortitude, hope and anxiety. The road where the angels will spread their wings and fish in the sea beg forgiveness for anyone who covered it. Road as we traveled the Teacher: Shaykh al-Nawawi Banteni .***< br />
*) Wan Anwar: poet and lecturer FKIP Untirta.
*) Loaded in a newspaper Banten Kingdom Post - Tuesday 18 September 2007