Ummu Sulaim Essay

1563 words - 7 pages

Mari kita selami bersama ketegaran ummu sulaim radhiyallohu ‘anha.
Ia seorang wanita keturunan bangsawan dari kabilah Anshar suku Khazraj memiliki sifat keibuan dan berwajah manis menawan. Selain itu ia juga berotak cerdas penuh kehati-hatian dalam bersikap, dewasa dan berakhlak mulia, sehingga dengan sifat-sifatnya yang istimewa itulah pamannya yang bernama Malik bin Nadhar melirik dan mempersuntingnya. Rumaisha Ummu Sulaim binti Milhan bin Khalid bin Zaid bin Malik adalah satu dari wanita saliha yang memiliki kedudukan istimewa di mata Rasulullah.
Pada saat Rasululllah menyerukan dakwah menuju tauhid, tanpa keraguan lagi Ummu Sulaim langsung memeluk agama Islam, dan tidak peduli ...view middle of the document...

Rasulullah shollallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam pun menerima Anas dengan rasa gembira. Dan dari semua keputusannya itu, Ummu Sualim kemudian banyak dibicarakan orang dengan rasa kagum.
Dan seorang bangsawan bernama Abu Thalhah tak luput memperhatikan hal itu. Dengan rasa cinta dan kagum yang tak dapat disembunyikan tanpa banyak pertimbangan ia langsung melangkahkan kakinya ke rumah Ummu Sulaim untuk melamarnya dan menawarkan mahar yang mahal. Namun di luar dugaan, jawaban Ummu Sulaim membuat lidahnya menjadi kelu dan rasa kecewanya begitu menyesakkan dada, meski Ummu Sulaim berkata dengan sopan dan rasa hormat,
“Tidak selayaknya saya menikah dengan seorang musyrik, ketahuilah wahai Abu Thalhah bahwa sesembahanmu selama ini hanyalah sebuah patung yang dipahat oleh keluarga fulan. Dan apabila engkau mau menyulutnya api niscaya akan membakar dan menghanguskan patung-patung itu.”
Perkataan Ummu Sulaim amat telak menghantam dadanya. Abu Thalhah tak percaya dengan apa yang ia lihat dan ia dengar. Namun itu semua merupakan realita yang harus ia terima. Abu Thalhah bukanlah orang yang cepat putus asa. Dikarenakan cintanya yang tulus dan mendalam terhadap Ummu Sulaim, di lain kesempatan ia datang lagi menjumpai ibunda Anas dan mengiming-iming mahar yang lebih wah serta kehidupan kelas atas.
Sekali lagi, Ummu Sulaim muslimah yag cerdik dan pintar ini tetap teguh dengan keimanannya. Sedikit pun ia tidak tergoda oleh kenikmatan dunia yag dijanjikan oleh Abu Thalhah. Baginya kenikmatan Islam akan lebih langgeng daripada seluruh kenikmatan dunia. Masih dengan penolakanya yang halus ia menjawab, “Sesungguhnya saya tidak pantas menolak orang yang seperti engkau, wahai Abu Thalhah. Hanya sayang engkau seorang kafir dan saya seorang muslimah. Maka tak pantas bagiku menikah denganmu. Coba Anda tebak apa keinginan saya?”
“Engkau menginginkan dinar dan kenikmatan,” kata Abu Thalhah. “Sedikitpun saya tidak menginginkan dinar dan kenikmatan. Yang saya inginkan hanya engkau segera memeluk agama Islam,” tukas Ummu Sualim tandas.
“Tetapi saya tidak mengerti siapa yang akan menjadi pembimbingku?” Tanya Abu Thalhah. “tentu saja pembimbingmu adalah Rasululah sendiri,” tegas Ummu Sulaim.
Maka Abu Thalhah pun bergegas pergi menjumpai Rasulullah shollallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam yang mana saat itu tengah duduk bersama para sahabatnya. Melihat kedatangan Abu Thalhah, Rasulullah shollallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam berseru, “Abu Thalhah telah datang kepada kalian, dan cahaya Islam tampak pada kedua bola matanya.”
Ketulusan hati Ummu Sulaim benar-benar terasa mengharukan relung-relung hati Abu Thalhah. Ummu Sulaim hanya akan mau dinikahi dengan keislamannya tanpa sedikitpun tegiur oleh kenikmatan yang dia janjikan. Wanita mana lagi yang lebih pantas menjadi istri dan ibu asuh anak-anaknya selain Ummu Sulaim? Hinnga tanpa terasa di hadapan Rasulullah shollallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam lisan Abu Thalhah basah mengulang-ulang kalimat, “Saya mengikuti ajaran Anda, wahai Rasulullah. Saya bersaksi,...

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