A'salamu alaykum, brother @ardianto
. This thread is the most interesting one I have come across so far. I found many of your points thought provoking, and I'd like to share with you my perspective on them if you don't mind, in sha Allah Ta'ala.
But in muamalah or non ibadah matter, should Muslims always follow sunnah?
Each thing we do in this dunya should be for the sake of Allah, an Ibadah, because that is the purpose of living this temporary life. The beauty of the Sunnah is that we were taught the best of etiquette/behaviour/actions for every
situation. And if we come to a situation that is not specified in the Sunnah, we can use our Islamic teachings to know the proper way to deal with it, in sha Allah.
But suddenly a question appeared in my mind, "Are Muslims allowed to care to the nature?"Like when I ate noodle, I asked myself "Are Muslims allowed to eat noodle?"
Islam is simple, not everything has to be deemed as 'halal' or 'haram'. We are forbidden from a very small amount of things in comparison to what we are permitted to do. Gaining 'ilm will help with this because what is allowed or not will become very clear to you. Just ask yourself, will it please or displease Allah?
One day when I was confused I felt like I heard a voice in my mind that order me to leave Islamic sites in internet, and back to learn from real teachers in the real world.
It is the best way, anything can be put online like you said and those who are weak in faith may continue to sink lower the more "knowledge" they attain. Learning from someone who is knowledgeable and trustworthy, and you can sit near and interact with, is a blessing.
The danger of learn Islam from internet is we do not always know the teacher who teach us because everyone can act like Islamic teacher in internet. Has no knowledge, but pretend as aleem.
Yes, very true. In any learning environment it is always best to ask questions and dig deep for the original source, which should ultimately lead back to the Qur'an and Sunnah.
"But dad, how could we know about it if we never saw Rasulullah when eating?"
"You perform salah like that because your teacher taught you like that. You teacher learned it from his teacher.
This isn't necessarily learnt by the teacher, it is all learnt from Ahadeeth. If a teacher (online or offline) tells you how to pray (or how to eat) they should provide evidence for it from the Qur'an and/or Sunnah. We need
to ask for evidence for even the simplest of things.
The "Back to Qur'an and Sunnah" movement indeed controversial because it urge Muslims to reject fiqh that taught by fuqaha, and directly follow Qur’an and sunnah like sahabah.Ulama also remind people the danger of follow Qur’an and sunnah without guidance from teachers, like those people do.
I respectfully disagree with your first statement. When someone advocates following only the Qur'an and Sunnah, it doesn't mean to reject everything that was taught/explained by Fuqaha. Obviously, we must learn what the people of knowledge very mercifully taught to us, not blatantly reject it, but if we do see something that contradicts the Qur'an and/or Sunnah, then yes we must reject it. And the Sahaba radhiAllahu anhum did not follow the Qur'an based on their own interpretations, they were learned men and women and they knew the context and meaning behind it. As for following the Sunnah, they were so blessed to see RasoolAllah salaAllahu alayhi wa salam right in front of them, they had the ability to clarify everything he did. We do not have the ability. So my point is, we still must study under the people of knowledge, but not blindly accept everything they say.
Probably this is a warning from Allah that I should not laugh at other people ignorance because I am actually an ignorant person too but I don't know.
We all are ignorant in one way or another, it is good to get a reality check once in a while even if it hurts.
One phenomenon that happen nowadays is there are youths who prefer to learn Islam only from internet without guidance from teachers.
And this is very sad, indeed. May Allah give us all the opportunity to study under the people of knowledge, it is a true blessing and what you gain from it cannot even be compared to what you take from online.
Good thread, JazakAllahu khayr. I hope I did not type too much. And in all matters, Allah knows best.