UNAIR NEWS – Universitas Airlangga routine religious gathering held by academicians chose Islamic New Year as the topic. It was held in Tanjung Adiwinata Hall, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FKH) UNAIR, Wednesday, October 27, and the sermon was delivered by Ustad Prof. Dr. KH. Muhammad Ali Aziz, M.Ag.
In his sermon, The professor of UIN Sunan Ampel Surabaya explained some points on the importance of hijrah. But before explaining them, he presented the importance of Ali Imran verse 190-194. The verses which tells us about the creation of sky, earth and everything inside it also the shift of night and day, Ustad Ali Aziz reminded the congregation that life changes as night and day.
“If we look into the verses, life is not always day or night. Whose life now is still dark due to various problems. Lifestyle should be changed. Night and day shift is explained in Allah verse,” he said.
Ustad Ali Aziz continued the verse which says that people who can read the ggreatness of Allah SWT are ulul albab or smart people. The trainer of Happy Praying Therapy also explained that smart people are those who remember Allah anytime.
“Remembering Allah SWT anytime means that they remember the boundaries of God’s will and prohibition on everything, and always pray anytime,” he said. “This is hijrah. Who never starts anything with prayers, should hijrah and starts everything with prayers,” he added.
There was Director of Human Resources UNAIR, Dr. Purnawan Basundoro, M.Hum representing UNAIR Rector. In his address, Purnawan stated that the routine gathering was done to gain knowledge.
“Through this gathering, hopefully our knowledge expanded. If it is expanded then we should do more good deeds,” he said.
The lecturer of Historical Studies UNAIR also stated that the topic was related to Islamic New Year in order to learn the importance of the Prophet’s Hijrah process.
“It an important momentum. How great we can learn lessons from life. Struggle to the point of our end. When we hit the border, let’s hijrah. In modern context, let’s work as hard as we can. We don’t have to hijrah physically but mentally it’s a must. Such as hijrah from laziness to betterment,” said Purnawan. (*)
Author : Nuri Hermawan
Editor: Dilan Salsabila