SMS – Syirik Msg Spam
Salam one & all. I hope everyone’s having a great Ramadhan. How fast it is already leaving us masyaAllah. =/ May we make full use of the remaining time we have in Ramadhan. Who knows if we’ll meet it next year? InsyaAllah.
Anyway, I got this sms the other day and it was not the first of its kind. I thought it’d be useful to bring it to the attention of everyone.
The sms goes something like this:
“Bismillahirrahmanirrahim. [insert a dua here]
Kirimkan ke 10 orang insyaAllah 2 hr kemudian anda akan mendengar khabar baik dengan mendapat kebahagiaan tapi jika tidak menyebarkan maka anda akan mendapat musibah besar. Demi Allah, ini amanah.”
In English this goes something like:
“In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful. [insert a dua here]
Send this to 10 people insyaAllah in 2 hours you’ll receive good news that will make you happy but if you do not send this, a huge calamity will befall you. By Allah, this is amanah (a matter of responsibility).”
Firstly, when I got the msg, I got really pissed off. Not at the sender but at the first person who started this nonsense.
I mean, think about it. Why 10 people only? Why not 11? If 11 considered bid’ah is it? What if I’m using a prepaid card and only have enough credit for 5? Does that mean I’m deserving of a musibah? And good news? Why 2 hours?!!
I don’t understand why people want to do this. If you really badly want to share that dua, by all means, do so. Do not coerce people into sending it around with threats like that because its got to do with aqidah.
This is syirik khafi. If someone believes that by not sending a msg, a great calamity will befall him, thats syirik already! Because only Allah has power over all things, not an sms definitely.
But by starting this msg with the name of Allah and then saying its a dua of Prophet Muhammad SAW, it gives ‘credibility’ and unsuspecting victims will continue sending this msg without knowing what the dua means and without thinking of the consequences.
Of course we all know this goes without saying for emails as well. Chain emails that tell you your teeth will fall out, your mother will pass away, this will happen, that will happen, OH COME ON. Have trust in Allah and know that it is He that allows things to happen. Without His Will, nothing will even move.
If ever you receive this kind of msg, do humanity a favour and reply the person telling him/her that its wrong and that its better to delete the last part of the msg if they want to spread the dua in it. Matters of tawheed and aqidah should not be meddled with. This is no small matter. Please let your friends know.
If ever you are unclear about anything, do seek an alim (your Ustaz, Ustazah etc) to clear your doubts. Do not take it lightly.