Blind, Deaf, and Mute

“Kalau Allah berada di singgasana-Nya, apa singgasana-Nya lebih besar dari Dia? Kalau sesuatu menempati ruang, bukankah ruang selalu lebih besar atau sama dengan ukuran sesuatu itu? Bagaimana mendeskripsikan Dzat yang tidak menempati ruang?”
Pertanyaan-pertanyaan yang diajukan beberapa teman pada saat awal saya kuliah. “Ah, keroukuna, it’s how you fell when you surrounded by so many curious and intelligent people.” I thought. Despite of being amazed with their thought, I feel the silence more

Let’s talk about Eşref Armağan, a prodigy painter who have blinded since birth. The painting of Bill Clinton below was made by him. Bayangkan seseorang yang terlahir buta mampu melukis ‘hal’ dengan warna, proporsi, cipta rasa, seni, dan sense seperti layaknya seorang yang bisa melihat. Bahkan lukisan-lukisannya menggunakan bayangan dan point of view yang berbeda-beda. Bagaimana dia belajar tentang bayangan? tentang pandangan mata burung, 1 titik hilang, 2, dst? He must be genius. Researchers revealed that “Functional imaging scans revealed that his visual cortex behaves differently from sighted individuals. The visual cortex is the component of the brain tasked with interpreting visual information, and in Esref’s brain, it is active ‘more’ often than in those with sight”

Then let’s jump into Helen Keller, an American author, political activist, and even lecturer, who was at 19 months old, she became both deaf and blind, and literally mute either. With the help of Anne Sullivan, she could do what she expected couldn’t be. You can watch her biographical film for more explanations.

Kedua tokoh tersebut seperti maestro, the outliers who shut our mouth and our expectations. Ceritanya akan berbeda menurut saya, jika mereka terlahir ‘juga’ tanpa indera peraba seperti telapak tangan. Entah apakah mereka akan dapat belajar atau tidak. Manusia normal diberkahi dengan kelima indera, dan Allah membuktikan bahwa jika satu atau bahkan ketiganya hilang, manusia masih dapat mempelajari seperti layaknya memiliki kelimanya. Tapi bayangkan jika ada banyak indera lain yang tidak pernah Ia perlihatkan, dan tidak bisa dipelajari dengan kelima indera yang kita miliki sekalipun. Kita bahkan tidak bisa membayangkan indera-indera tsb. Seperti perkataan Ali bin Abi Thalib tentang ilmu manusia selayaknya ‘setetes air di lautan luas’ ilmu-Nya. So many, many, many, many things we don’t have.

So, if I am as a person understand the limit of my self, and how I relates one ‘miracle’ to another ‘unreasonable phenomenon’ then, the answer of those big questions doesn’t matter again. Because I know I can’t answer those right now,,, you can still believe in God, even if He don’t bring the answer that come into your sense. The important matter is how you believe in every phenomenon that Allah shows you, but how come you don’t believe on ‘something behind it’? It’s not a matter of having eyes or not, it’s about having vision. It’s not about logic or not, it’s about the faith.

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