Muhammadiyah Prepares A Method to Teach Tolerant Islam for Non-Muslim Students

Author : Humas | Tuesday, November 07, 2017 13:35 WIB
All PTM representatives took pictures together after the workshop at Hall Cokroaminoto UMM Inn.

THOUSANDS of non-Muslim students studying at several Muhammadiyah Universities (PTM) are a particular concern to Muhammadiyah Higher Education, Research and Development Council (Diktilitbang) and Central Leadership PP Muhammadiyah. Following this up, a number of PTM in Indonesia, especially PTM which located in East Indonesia came to University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) to discuss Al-Islam and Kemuhammadiyahan (AIK) learning methods and materials for non-Muslim students.

Held at Hotel UMM Inn last weekend (3-4 / 11), this event was assembled in AIK Guide Workshop for Non-Muslims. The workshop was attended by representatives of Muhammadiyah University of Sorong, Muhammadiyah University of Kupang, Muhammadiyah University of East Kalimantan, Muhammadiyah University of Palangkaraya, and IKIP Muhammadiyah Maumere.

Also from the representatives of STIKOM Jayapura, STKIP Muhammadiyah Sorong, STKIP Muhammadiyah Palopo, STIKES Manado, Prof Hamka University Jakarta, Ahmad Dahlan University Yogyakarta, University of Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, and UMM. The representatives of Ma Chung University also attended as comparative teaching religious subjects.

UMM Rector, Fauzan said that AIK program does have a high enough dynamics and must keep up with the times. "If AIK learning model is only for cognitive only without any affective and konatif goals, then the students will not be able to apply it and will only be a course," said Fauzan.

Furthermore, Chairman of Muhammadiyah PP Diktilitbang, Prof. Lincolin Arsyad MSc PhD explained, the essence of AIK is akhlakul karimah. "The point of AIK, we will be guided to do good and social relations well," said Lincolin.

Assistant Rector for AIK UMM, Dr Moh Nurhakim MA also explained that the expected output after workshop is the important points of discussion result that can be applied to develop AIK curriculum for PTM, especially the majority of its students are non-Muslim. "The examples are in Sorong, Manokwari, Jayapura and Kupang, where there are non-Muslim students in the range of 60% to 90%," he explained. (ard)



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