UNAIR NEWS – Universitas Airlangga religious gathering is a routine activity held once a month. This time for the gathering on Thursday, December 22, the theme was “Building Successful Islamic Family with Mother as Teacher and Role Model.”
The gathering was held in Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) Room 322 and attended by the Dean of FST UNAIR Prof. Drs. Win Darmanto, M.Si., Ph.D, Director of Human Resources Dr. Purnawan Basundoro, S.S., M.Hum, and Ustaz Drs. H. Ahmad Muzakky Al Hafidz, MA, to give sermon.
As the host, Prof. Win in his address encouraged the audience to always feel grateful to Allah SWT. Prof. Win also said that the gathering was planned to be held at the same time with Mother’s Day. Therefore, the theme was also about mother’s role as a teacher and a role model in the family.
Similar to Prof. Win’s statement, Director of Human Resources Dr. Purnawan Basundoro, S.S., M.Hum, said that mother is the first teacher we all have in the world. “Mother’s Day is not only this day. For me, every day is mother’s day as every day we have to remember our mother. Because of them we are all here today. Today celebrated as mother’s day is a symbol,” he said.
Ust. Ahmad Muzakky who is also an imam in National Mosque, Al Akbar Surabaya started his sermon by explaining the power of love and prayer, especially mothers’ to their children.
“Prayers made with love have different value, especially from the power of mothers’ love to their children, they are extraordinary. They can’t be replaced with anything and these mothers’ prayers are what we need,” he said.
The ustaz who is also a consultant of Islamic model family explained the great existence of a mother, as the hadith says that our paradise is beneath her feet. But he also explained about mothers who have lost their paradise. It happened because of their own deed, such as letting their children live in an orphanage when they are still alive and caused by divorce by talaq, abortion or having an affair.
“Those deeds made mothers lose their paradise beneath their feet,” he said.
In the end of his sermon, he encouraged the audience to always honor mothers and wives as they are the pillars of the nation and country. “Whatever they are, mothers are honorable. Hopefully in this Mother’s Day and The Prophet Muhammad’s Maulid, we can reach the paradise,” he said.(*)
Author: Nuri Hermawan
Editor: Dilan Salsabila