Ramadhan, Moment for Self-Awareness

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UNAIR Rector Prof. Moh Nasih the tradition of brief sermon after Noon prayer in Ulul ‘Azmi mosque, Campus C, on Monday June 6. (Photo: Bambang ES)

UNAIR NEWS – Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) Rector Prof. Dr. H. Mohammad Nasih, MT., SE., Ak., encouraged us especially to Ulul ‘Azmi Mosque congregation to really take advantage of the holy month Ramadhan 1437 H to improve our service and love to Allah SWT. It is emphasized because no one could venerate ourselves better than our own selves and of course Allah who gives the opportunity.

“Allah gives us opportunity through this holy month so that we can take advantage of it as well as we can,” said UNAIR Rector in a seven minute sermon in Ulul Azmi Mosque Campus C UNAIR, on Monday June 6. The brief sermon was the first and starting the holy month tradition in UNAIR after the mosque was officially opened on Friday, May 27.

According to FEB Professor on Accounting, if you want to be venerated, then there was no other way than to manage our love to Allah, for example to sacrifice and not to love this temporary world (hubbud dunya), to maintain honor and avoid bad deeds such as being a corruptor and shameless deeds.

“Therefore let’s manage our love to Allah with awareness that we are just God’s servants and not of the world’s. Excessive hubbud dunya will ruin our glory in front of Allah,” said Rector.

It was one of the two things which we have to control, at least the holy month moment could start it. The second thing is our position as consumers who direct us to capitalism and socialism, which they are not developed in Islamic way.

”Capitalism directs us to worldly affairs, and triggers excessive love towards this mortal world,” he said.

The warning has already happened, there is 20% of Indonesian who control 80% of Indonesian wealth. Their wealth will not only lose in seven generations, they will not lose in dozens generations. It is what causes socio-economical disparity and the gap between the rich and the poor is getting wider.

”That’s why, this holy month teaches us to be aware of ourselves and through fasting Allah teaches us to balance the mortal world and the hereafter. Treasure and wealth are not everything and fasting teaches us not to be the servants of this world,” said Prof. Moh Nasih in his brief sermon. (*)

Author : Bambang Bes
Editor : Nuri Hermawan

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