To Optimize the Role of Mosques in Academic Environment

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Majestic: The Mosque of Ulul Azmi at Campus C UNAIR. (Photo: Nuri Hermawan)

UNAIR NEWS – In history, mosques were not merely a place to do five daily prayers; government tactics, knowledge and all kinds of effort to determine the future civilization were also taken place in mosques instead. That is one of the important reasons behind the existence of mosques in educational institutions.

The “Excellence with Morality” motto which is echoed by Universitas Airlangga is in fact always held and implemented by its civitas. A number of things, including the existence of two grand mosques in Campus B and campus C, are proofs that UNAIR is serious about fostering its civitas to be a smart and moral generation.

To optimize the role of the mosques, either at Nuruzzaman  Mosque Campus  B or Ulul Azmi Mosque Campus C, the mosques’ takmir invented several activities from afternoon study, weekend college, banjari salawat, to mass tabligh. Afri Andiarto, S.M., as a Mosques’ Teens (Remas) of Ulul Azmi explained that every activity held at the mosque is an effort to keep the mosque flourishing.

“We want the academic atmosphere here at UNAIR stays cool, the motto that we hold together is one of our foundations to keep optimizing the role of our mosques,” he said.

Afri also confirmed that efforts to optimize the role of the mosque are mutual responsibility. In fact, not only takmir and Remas committee, but lecturers and officials of UNAIR also play a part to keep the mosque flourishing. An example for this is the Director of Student Affairs, Dr. M. Hadi Shubhan., S.H., M.H., CN.; this pesantren graduate makes his time every fourth Wednesday of the month to lead a study of ‘Ushfuriyyah Sacred Book to students.

“It is not only us, the efforts to keep the mosque flourishing are also put by our high-rank officials,” Afri concluded.

Author: Nuri Hermawan

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