Not All Problems Can Be Solved With Money

By: Sudono Syueb

(Lecturer at FIKOM-UNITOMO, Surabaya)


Harianindonesiapost.com Money can indeed solve several problems. But not all problems are solved by money. many rich people, money sacked but failed to solve their own problems, then they cut corners, killed themselves. Though suicide is forbidden by Islam and is forbidden by Allah and His Messenger.

Wealthy people and money sacks of suicides that include:

1. VG Sidharta, King of coffee from India.
The fate of this coffee king is more bitter than his concoction coffee. Even though he was the one who defeated Starbucks in his country: India.

He killed himself. Last Monday. VG Siddhartha. has 1,600 outlets throughout India. Also in six other countries. Arriving in India, Starbucks was cornered. Can only open 150 outlets.

The name of the cafe founded by Siddharta: Coffee Day. Coffee Day Cafe.

2. Scot Young

The death of Russian billionaire Scot Young raises the impression of horror for many people. Young died stabbed by an iron fence, after a jump fell from the fourth floor of his penthouse.

Young managed to collect most of his wealth from the property business. But, then he experienced financial problems that were so complicated.

Michele, his ex-wife, sued her property during a divorce in 2006. After 11 years of marriage, Michelle filed a 400 million pound sterling claim that she claimed her ex-husband had hidden.

However, Young claimed to have lost all his assets in 2006.after working on the Moscow construction project in 2009, the tycoon claimed to have been completely bankrupt.


3. Adolf Merckle

If wealth can make people very happy, of course this does not apply to the richest people of Germany on this one. adolf Merckle who had the title of the richest man in Germany killed himself by crashing his body into the train.

According to various sources, because this tycoon committed suicide because of massive amounts of debt. he reportedly suffered a loss when he lost 400 million pounds.

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4. Otto Beishem

Otto Beisheim, another German billionaire, also decided to end his life in 2013 after long suffering from an unknown and incurable disease.

Yet at that time he had a wealth of US $ 3.3 billion. This wealth is obtained thanks to its 10 percent stake in the Metro shopping center.

5. Xu Ming

Xu Ming, a former Chinese billionaire who was charged with bribery, is said to have died in prison. This 44-year-old man is thought to have died of a sudden heart attack.

Previously, Xu Ming was known to the public as a tycoon owner of Shide Group, a large property company in China, and also the president of Chinese football club, Dalian Shide.

But its image in society has changed negatively since it fell into a politician and was the mastermind behind dishonest government.

5. Jesse Livermore

born in Massachusetts, Jesse Livermore, known as a mysterious trader, began to know the stock market at the age of 14 when he ran away from home with only US $ 5.

He was able to become the richest man thanks to his ability to become a stock broker. however this did not last long until in 1929 the United States stock market crashed.

Livermore was declared bankrupt in 1934. It is unclear what caused the mechanism, but it is suspected he used a lot of debt for stock trading. This billionaire then ends his life by shooting his head.



If money in a sack cannot solve all problems, then use DOA to God to solve our problems. Is it a matter of daily life or a matter of struggle.

Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala says in Surah Ak Anfal verse 9 as follows

إِذْ تَسْتَغِيثُونَ رَبَّكُمْ فَاسْتَجَابَ لَكُمْ أَنِّي مُمِدُّكُمْ بِأَلْفٍ مِنَ الْمَلَائِكَةِ مُرِْفِ

"(Remember), when you ask for help from your Lord, then He permits you:" Verily I will bring reinforcements to you with a thousand Angels who come in succession. "(Surat al-Anfal: 9).

Reported from An-Najah.net that the victory of a warrior does not lie in physical strength alone. The large number of troops, complete supplies, trained personnel do not guarantee victory.

The most important point of victory is the closeness of the warrior to Allah ta'ala. this is manifested by the intensity of prayers sung to God. He raised his hand in humility and submission and begged for victory and destruction for the enemy.

The Prophets of alaihimus salaam also never separated from prayer. Noah prayed for the destruction of his denial. the prophets of Lut, Ibrahim, Musa and many more.

Even Allah ta'ala has explained specifically the secret of the victory of the Thalut forces when fighting the Jalut forces because of their strong prayers. Though the number and strength of the Thalut troops were nothing compared to the Jalut forces.

رَبَّنَا أَفْرِغْ عَلَيْنَا صَبْرًا وَثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَنَا وَانْصُرْنَا عَلَى الْقَوْمِ الْكَافِرين

"O our Lord, patience be upon us, and strengthen and help us to be infidels." (Surat al-Baqarah: 250).

Then Allah the Exalted won Jalut and his army. "They (the Thalut army) defeated the Jalut army with the permission of Allah and (in the war) David killed Jalut." (Surah AI-Baqarah: 251)

Commentary
Imam Muslim narrates the story of Umar bin Khattab who tells the events of the Battle of Badr. At that time, the Prophet PBUH looked at his army which numbered only three hundred people more.
Then the Prophet (PBUH) turned his gaze towards the polytheists. Their numbers turned out to be more than a thousand. The Prophet who was wearing a shawl and sarong then faced the Qibla to pray:
"O Allah, fulfill me what you have promised me. O Allah, give what you have promised me. O Allah, if you let this Islamic army perish. there is no more worshiping you on this earth. "(Narrated by Muslim and Ahmad)
Rasulullah SAW continued to ask Allah for help and prayed until the shawl cloth fell from his shoulder. Abu Bakr came closer and picked up the cloth and rested it on his shoulders. Abu Bakr who stood behind the Prophet SAW said;
"O Prophet of Allah, your request to your Lord is sufficient, for surely He will fulfill what He has promised you."
after that Allah sent down His word which means: (remember) when you ask for help from your Lord, then He permitted you, "Verily I will bring you hostages with a thousand angels who come in succession." -Anfal: 9).
after that a battle erupted between the two troops. In this war, Allah defeated the polytheists' army. [Interpretation of Ibnu Kathir]
Allah Ta'ala says:

بِأَلْفٍ مِنَ الْمَلَائِكَةِ مُرْدِفِينَ

With a thousand angels coming in succession. (Surat al-Anfal: 9)

the scholars differed in interpreting the word of God. However, the famous opinion is the opinion of Ibn Abbas who said that, Allah provides assistance to His Prophet and the believers with a thousand angels.

the angel Gabriel descended with five hundred angels next to the Prophet SAW and the Angel Michael came down with five hundred other angels on the other side.

Imam Abu Ja'far bin Jarir and Muslim Imam have narrated through the hadith lkrimah bin Ammar, from Abu Zamil Sammak bin Walid Al-Hanafi. from Ibn Abbas, from Umar, the hadith mentioned above.

Then Abu Zamil said, Ibn Abbas had told me that when a man from the Muslim army was fighting fiercely against one of the polytheists in front of him, suddenly he heard the sound of a whip above his head and the sound of a riderthe horse said, "Go forth, Harzum!"Suddenly he saw the polytheists he fought against fell and died instantly in a supine state. Then he observed the victim in front of him.

It turned out that the polytheistic corpse was charred, on his face there was a wound like a whip.

the incident made the entire Muslim army excited. A man from the Ansar group came to Rasulullah SAW to tell the story.

So the Messenger of Allāh SA said, "You are right, that is help from the third heaven.on that day seventy people were killed from among the polytheists, while seventy others were taken prisoner.


The question to activists of the Islamic struggle, how intense is the prayer that has been sung? how often were his hands raised up in the sky begging for victory for the warriors? How serious is he asking for victory for the Islamic warriors and the destruction of his enemy enemies?
Real support for the struggle of Islam is evidenced by praying that Allah sent down His troops from the angels who would cut down the enemy as the battle of Badr.

That with that prayer also discouraged the infidels. Prayer must be integrated in the fighters of Islam fighters. be a spirit that will move the body and soul to be offered to Islam.

May Allah bestow patience on the mujahidin wherever they are, confirm their stand, and reward them with victory. May we be made part of them. Ameen

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