Jakarta, TOPNews Indonesia –
During the month Ramadan 2021, TOPNewsIndonesia.com presents questions and answers about Islam (Tajil). This time, questions and answers about Islam discuss the meaning tagut.
What does tagut mean?
Interviewees: Minister of Religion of Indonesia 2014-2019, Lukman Hakim Saifuddin
Assalamualaikum Wr. Wb.
What is tagut?
Tagut is an Arabic root word thagu. Thagu it was beyond the limit.
So tagut can be interpreted as something that exceeds the limit, the meaning is beyond the limit of faith so that we associate Allah SWT.
Tagut can also be interpreted as transgressing the limits of the teachings of the Shari’a. So, those who commit immoral acts can also be said to be adversarial.
In general, tagut is something that goes deviant, beyond the limit, from the path of Allah SWT.
Then, the question arises, whether the government can be said to be involved?
Of course this returns to our understanding of the government. Is the state government in this matter, inviting us the people and the people to associate God.
Are there programs implemented by the government or state policies that lead to efforts to associate God.
Also, are there any programs implemented by the government or state policies that invite immorality.
If we don’t meet that, and we don’t at all, it’s because the government or the state is there to improve our welfare. So it is not appropriate for someone to say that the government or the state is involved.
Pancasila, for example, we know that it contains five things that talk about divinity, humanity, unity, deliberation, and social justice. All of these are values that come from Islam.
So, it is not appropriate for someone to say that Pancasila is involved, as well as our various regulations.
So, tagut back to the real meaning is to go beyond the limit in the context of inviting idolatry, associating partners with Allah SWT or related to immoral acts.
If this is fulfilled, then it should be in the true sense.
Wassalamualaikum. Wr. Wb.