Indonesia's Ustadz Ba'asyir: His
Exclusive 'Eidul Adha Tausiyah About The Essence Of
03 November 2012
By Al-Ikhwah Al-Mujahidun
CILACAP, Indonesia - Although he been transferred
by force and inhumanely from the cell of Bareskrim
Police HQ, Jakarta on Friday 5th October 2012, it does
not make Ustadz Abu Bakar Ba'asyir recede from
From behind the iron bars of Batu Nusakambangan
Prison, the elderly ulama' sent a message to the
Islamic ummah. The following is the brief message of
Ustadz Abu Bakar Ba'asyir about the hikmah (wisdom) of
'Eidul Adha 1433 H which was exclusively received by
the editorial desk of voa-islam.com.
The Essence of Qurban is Implementing Al-Wala wal Bara'
A lesson to be learned from this 'Eidul Adha, we go
back to the history of the story of Prophet Ibrahim
Alaihis Salam, refered by Allah as millah Ibrahim,
which we are commanded to follow.
ثُمَّ أَوْحَيْنَآ إِلَيْكَ أَنِ
اتَّبِعْ مِلَّةَ إِبْرَاهِيمَ حَنِيفاً وَمَا كَانَ مِنَ
"Then We revealed to you, [O Muhammad], to follow the
religion of Abraham, inclining toward truth; and he
was not of those who associate with Allah." (Q.S. An-Nahl:
In fact, Allah says that those who depart from millah
Ibrahim are ignorant people.
وَمَن يَرْغَبُ عَن مِّلَّةِ
إِبْرَاهِيمَ إِلاَّ مَن سَفِهَ نَفْسَهُ
"And who would be averse to the religion of Abraham
except one who makes a fool of himself…" (Q.S. Al-Baqarah:
Millah ibrahim has two characteristics; namely Al Wala'
wal Bara'. This is the lesson provided in millah
ibrahim. Wala' means being loyal, to love, to defend.
So when already commanded by Allah we must be loyal,
we must love, whatever form of order it is. Although
it seemed cruel, if Allah orders, sami'na wa atha'na
(we hear and we obey).
An example of loyalty in the first millah Ibrahim is
when Prophet Ibrahim was instructed to leave his wife,
who had just given birth to a baby, in a barren region
that had no vegetation.
رَبَّنَا إِنِّي أَسْكَنْتُ مِنْ
ذُرِّيَّتِي بِوَادٍ غَيْرِ ذِي زَرْعٍ عِنْدَ بَيْتِكَ
"Our Lord, I have settled some of my descendants in an
uncultivated valley near Your sacred House…" (Q.S.
According to common sense, they could die, they were
only given the stock of a few days. But since it was
the commandment of Allah, so sami'na wa atha'na, thus
they were left there.
When his wife asked; O Prophet Ibrahim why do you
leave us here? Prophet Ibrahim replied that it was the
commandment of Allah. Eventually it was from here that
we have Zam-zam water, and then the commandment of
sa'i from Shafa to Marwa.
And then the second wala' was when his son had grown
up, able to help his father in building the Ka'bah,
his ahlaq was good, his look was also good. Which
father does not love such a child? The only child who
would later become a Prophet, i.e. Ismail.
Then came the commandment again; slaughter your son!
Since this is Allah's command, sami'na wa atha'na.
It's in the Qur'an:
فَلَمَّا بَلَغَ مَعَهُ السَّعْيَ
قَالَ يَا بُنَيَّ إِنِّي أَرَى فِي الْمَنَامِ أَنِّي
أَذْبَحُكَ فَانْظُرْ مَاذَا تَرَى قَالَ يَا أَبَتِ
افْعَلْ مَا تُؤْمَرُ سَتَجِدُنِي إِنْ شَاءَ اللَّهُ
"And when he reached with him [the age of] exertion,
he said, "O my son, indeed I have seen in a dream that
I [must] sacrifice you, so see what you think." He
said, "O my father, do as you are commanded. You will
find me, if Allah wills, of the steadfast."" (Q.S. As-Saffat:
So to the moment when he was really going to be
slaughtered after being laid down, Angel Gabriel
replaced Ismail with a sheep.
So the hikmah of qurban here is, we must be ready to
make sacrifices to carry out the wala'. If it is the
commandment of Allah, whatever the sacrifices, sami'na
wa atha'na. Even if according to common sense, this
commandment would cause me to die, as long as there is
power I will do it. Basically, the commands of Allah
should be good, there is no commandment of Allah that
And then the second one is bara'. In confronting
munkar, Prophet Ibrahim was not divided, as in surah
قَدْ كَانَتْ لَكُمْ أُسْوَةٌ حَسَنَةٌ
فِي إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَالَّذِينَ مَعَهُ إِذْ قَالُوا
لِقَوْمِهِمْ إِنَّا بُرَآَءُ مِنْكُمْ وَمِمَّا
تَعْبُدُونَ مِنْ دُونِ اللَّهِ كَفَرْنَا بِكُمْ
وَبَدَا بَيْنَنَا وَبَيْنَكُمُ الْعَدَاوَةُ
وَالْبَغْضَاءُ أَبَدًا حَتَّى تُؤْمِنُوا بِاللَّهِ
"There has already been for you an excellent pattern
in Abraham and those with him, when they said to their
people, "Indeed, we are disassociated from you and
from whatever you worship other than Allah . We have
denied you, and there has appeared between us and you
animosity and hatred forever until you believe in
Allah alone" ..." (Q.S. Al-Mumtahanah: 4)
So in the issue of confronting shirk, there is no
peace. Even Prophet Ibrahim had destroyed the idols
even though it was his goal to conduct Da'wah. The
huge idol was not destroyed, and then he draped his
axe was around its neck.
So if we know we must be like that too, if we know
there's a place of shirk we can destroy it. That was
the wala wal bara' of Prophet Ibrahim.
As this is millah ibrahim, so Prophet Muhammad also
practiced it. Prophet Muhammad was also accused
harshly by the people of Quraysh. The ibaadah of the
Quraish of worshiping idols had already existed since
the time of their ancestors, then all they know it was
opposed by Prophet Muhammad, without compromise.
Causing Abu Jahal to propose so that we soften,
cooperate; worship Allah according to our religion for
certain years and vice versa, thus surah Al-Kafirun
So the contents of the millah ibrahim are two; wala
wal bara', this is what we were told to practice.
Therefore, the 'Eidul Adha is not just sacrificing
goats, because what's accepted is the taqwa.
The most important is qurban in the framework of
carrying out wala' wal bara' because both require
sacrifices, this is the essence of the 'Eidul Adha
i.e. to perform millah ibrahim.
In the translation of the Qur'an it was only
translated as religion, it was not explained what it
means. Whereas, the essence of the millah ibrahim is
Al Wala Wal Bara'.