Kamis 21 Dec 2023 17:43 WIB

The Three Advices of Ibn Abbas

Abdullah ibn Abbas was a friend of the Prophet Muhammad.

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Giving advice is a religious recommendation (illustration).
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Giving advice is a religious recommendation (illustration).

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Abdullah bin Abbas was a friend of the Prophet Muhammad. He was the son of the uncle of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), namely Abbas ibn Abdul Muthallib. In his day, Ibn Abbas was known as the best interpreter of the Quran.

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) once prayed to him, “O Allah, grant understanding of religious affairs and impart knowledge to him (Ibn Abbas) about takwil, (narrated by Bukhari and Muslims). Blessed by the prayer, the friend who was ten years old when the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) became a great interpreter.

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The figure nicknamed al-Bahr, the Sea of Knowledge, also narrated many hadiths. Ibn Abbas died at the age of 71. Throughout his life he was devoted to Islamic Shi'ar and education.

Be Careful of Saying Words

Dr. Umar Abdul al-Kafi in his book, Afaatu al-Lisaan summarizes a number of pieces of advice that Ibn Abbas had given. First of all, the Prophet's friend instructed worshippers to always keep their word. Don't let the words that come out of your mouth do no good. It would be even better if the words contained useful wisdom and knowledge.

Intonation should also not be careless. Therefore, good and polite speech should be prioritized. In discussions, for example, a Muslim should avoid rebuttals accompanied by coarse language. He reminds his disciple of surah an-nahl verse 125. That is, call (people) to the way of your Lord with wisdom and good teaching, and debate with them in a good way.

Good Friends

Ibn Abbas gave a bachelor, a Muslim should be good at making friendships and friendships. That is, to associate with good morals, as oneself wants to be respected in a good way by others. The best example is given by the Messenger of Allah (SAW). He is able to bring security, comfort, and happiness to anyone around him.

For example, the Prophet never interrupts a person's speech until he has finished speaking. When the person is outrageous, he interrupts the conversation by forbidding him to speak or stand and turns to leave him.

Self Introspection

Ibn Abbas also gave advice to his centrists. They are asked to frequently ask their family or closest friends to alert them if there is a mistake. For, ordinary people generally do not escape evil and sin. The best reminders are from those around them.

It is even better if the advice about lack of self is delivered personally, not open to a wide audience. From there, there will be an urge to apologize or forgive each other. According to the Prophet's friend, introspection is a way to take care of his silaturahim.

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