The winner vs the loser

The winner is always a part of the answer;
the loser is always a part of the problem.

The winner sees answers in every problem;
the loser sees problems in every answer.

The winner sees possibilities everywhere;
the loser sees problems everywhere.

The winner always has a program;
the loser always has an excuse.

The winner have dreams;
the loser have schemes.

The winner make it happen;
the loser let it happen.

The winner sees the potential;
the loser sees the past.

The winner sees the gain;
the loser sees the pain.

The winner says, “I fell”;
the loser says, “somebody pushed me”.

The winner says “it may be difficult, but it’s possible”;
the loser says “it may be possible, but it’s too difficult”.

The winner says “let me do it for you”;
the loser says “that’s not my job”.

The winner says “I must do something”;
the loser says “something must be done”.

The winner does more than his job;
the loser says, “I only work here”.

The winner says “let’s find out”;
the loser says, “nobody knows”.

The winner says, “I’m good, but not as good as I ought to be”;
the loser says, “I’m not as bad as a lot of other people”.

When a winner makes a mistake, he says, “I was wrong”;
when a loser makes a mistake, he says, “it’s wasn’t my fault”.

The winner believe in win/win;
the loser believe for them to win someone has to lose.

The winner listens;
the loser just waits until it’s his turn to talk.

The winner respects those who are superior to him and tries to learn from them;
the loser resents the superiority of others and tries to find chinks in their armor.

The winner stand firm on values but compromise on petty things;
the loser stand firm on petty things but compromise on values.

The winner uses hard arguments but soft words;
the loser uses soft arguments but hard words.

So are you a winner or a loser?
If a loser, no problem you can definitely be a winner if you are determined.

Pelestarian Lingkungan Hidup menurut Islam

Ditulis Oleh: Fithria Abubakar
Nishi Chiba – Japan, 17 Mei 2008*

Rangkuman dari berbagai sumber tentang pelestarian lingkungan hidup menurut Islam …
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Islam adalah Diin yang Syaamil (Integral), Kaamil (Sempurna) dan Mutakaamil (Menyempurnakan semua sistem yang lain), karena ia adalah sistem hidup yang diturunkan oleh Yang Maha Mengetahui dan Maha Bijaksana, hal ini didasarkan pada firman ALLAH SWT : “Pada hari ini Aku sempurnakan bagimu agamamu dan AKU cukupkan atasmu nikmatku, dan Aku ridhai Islam sebagai aturan hidupmu.” (QS. 5 : 3). Oleh karena itu aturan Islam haruslah mencakup semua sisi yang dibutuhkan oleh manusia dalam kehidupannya. Demikian tinggi, indah dan terperinci aturan Sang Maha Rahman dan Rahim ini, sehingga bukan hanya mencakup aturan bagi sesama manusia saja, melainkan juga terhadap alam dan lingkungan hidupnya.

Pelestarian alam dan lingkungan hidup ini tak terlepas dari peran manusia, sebagai khalifah di muka bumi, sebagaimana yang disebut dalam QS Al-Baqarah: 30 (“Dan (ingatlah) ketika Tuhanmu berfirman kepada para malaikat, “Aku hendak menjadikan khalifah di bumi.”…). Arti khalifah di sini adalah: “seseorang yang diberi kedudukan oleh Allah untuk mengelola suatu wilayah, ia berkewajiban untuk menciptakan suatu masyarakat yang hubungannya dengan Allah baik, kehidupan masyarakatnya harmonis, dan agama, akal dan budayanya terpelihara”. Di samping itu, Surat Ar-Rahman, khususnya ayat 1-12, adalah ayat yang luar biasa indah untuk menggambarkan penciptaan alam semesta dan tugas manusia sebagai khalifah.

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