Commemmoration of Nuzulul Quran in Masjid Raden Patah
Universitas Brawijaya (UB) held a commemmoration of Nuzulul Qur'an 1432H, on Thursday (18/8) in Masjid Raden Patah/Student Center (SC). The event is opened by UB Rector Prof Dr Ir Yogi Sugito and started with isya and tarawih prayer. The event invites preacher Dr H Abdul Mukti Med, a lecturer from Universitas Islam Negeri (UIN) Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta and also secretary general of central PP Muhammadiyah. The theme raised is Through Nuzulul Qur'an, We Realize Civilized Campus Community Who Upheld Al Qur'an Values to Face A Better Future.
In his speech, Rector said that the commemmoration of nuzulul Qur'an is one of the routine activity conducted in UB to always remember the holy days of Islam. It is expected that all components in UB can always use Al Qur'an as life guide to reach peace and happiness in the world and in the next life. "Other objective is the manifestation of religious UB member, who are intellectualy superior, morally graceful, and rich in deeds," Yogi said.
Abdul Malik added that in the commemmoration of nuzulul Qur'an, aside from commemmorating the event of the descent of Al Qur'an to the world, which happened at one time and descended to Prophet Muhammad SAW gradually, but also making it a life guide. Beside as a life guide for worldly peace and next life peace, Al Qur'an is a holy book that supports the development of civilization and education. In it, it is explained that man can learn all the time, without having to be limited by age.
Muslims in Indonesia, specifically, must work hard to get to the development level of other nations. There are several things that makes nations in Europe and America more advanced than muslim nation. They are used to create competition, continuously develop science, democracy, medical technology, consumerism, and strong work ethic. To reach such level of developments, there's no other way for muslims than to make Al Qur'an their guide. "The initial step that should be realized by muslims in Indonesia is continuously developing science, strengthening economics, and improving human morals in various fields," as said by Abdul Mukti ending the speech. [pon]