Silence was Golden – In an effort to mature us, one of the first steps we have to learn is how to become a person who is also capable of maintaining good oral care and correct. As the Prophet said, “Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day should say right or shut up.”, The hadith narrated by Bukhari.
1. Silent Types
Indeed it is still a variety of causes and effects. There is a silence to be golden, but there is also a silent instead become a problem. It all depends on the intention, means, circumstances, and conditions on the self and the environment. Here we can see the kinds of silence:
a. Silent Fool
Is silent because he did not know what to say. This could be due to lack of knowledge and do not understand, or weakness of understanding and other disability reasons. But still this is much better and safer than forcing yourself to speak knowledgeably.
b. Silence lazy
Silence is a kind of ugliness, because it was silent when people need words, he was reluctant to speak because they feel are not in the mood, not in the mood or lazy.
c. Silence Smug
This also includes the negative silent because he remain silent on the assumption that people who do not talk to my level.
d. Silence treasonous
This silence for the wicked, because he was silent to harm other people. Silence in times of need the testimony of the saving is still nasty.
e. Angry Silence
There are still as good and some bad, is good, much better preserved than the word evil that will make the atmosphere more. However, bad news is that he intends not to seek a solution but to show his wrath, so that this silence may also add to the problem.
f. Main Silence (Silence On)
The definition of the virtue of silence is to be silent result of thought and reflection that led to the belief intention that the ith resist being (still) it will be greater benefits than by talking.
2. On the virtue of Silence
a. Save Problems
By selecting an active silence, we will save the words likely to cause trouble.
b. Save the Sin
With the active silence the opportunity slip sin was said to be thin, avoid the mistakes that caused the wrath of God.
c. Hearts Always Awake and Relax
With the active silence that the heart will awake from riya, ujub, takabbur or various other liver diseases that will harden our hearts and deadly.
d. More Wisdom
With silence means we become active listeners and good observers, expected in the face of things the issue, much more profound understanding that the decision was far more sensible and wise.
e. Wisdom Will Appear
Last but not least, someone who could help with the rest of his active is shining qolbu, provide ideas and brilliant ideas, wisdom guidance from God Almighty will fall over the liver, oral, and the attitudes and behavior.
f. More charismatic
Without realizing it, attitude and appearance are still active person will cause its own authority. People will become more reluctant to play or underestimated.
In addition, an attempt active silent refrain from several things, such as:
1. Silence of the word lie
2. Diamdari vain words
3. Silence of spontaneous comments and remarks
4. Silence of the word excessive
5. Silence of the complaints
6. Silence of the intentions ujub and riya
7. Silence of the words that hurt
8. Silence of the wise guy and a smart-ass
Hopefully we become accustomed to telling the truth or shut up. May all God’s pleasure until the end of life later, when his death, was permitted to orally deliver the departure of our spirit with the best of the sentence Tauhiid words “laa ilaha illallah ‘words which delivers peak to heaven.
K.H. Abdullah Gymnastiar