MORE than four thousands Muhammadiyah members crowded into the hall of University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) Dome to celebrate the Inauguration of Muhammadiyah Regional Boards (PWM) and Aisyiyah Regional Boards (PWA) OF East Java on Monday (21/12). Thousands of delegations from Muhammadiyah Local Boards (PDM) and Aisyiyah Local Boards (PDA) of East Java witnessed the inauguration of the PWM officers for the period 2015-2020, led by Dr. Saad Ibrahim M.A., and the officials of PWA for the period 2015-2020, led by Dra. Siti Dalilah Candrawati, M.Ag.
Attending the ceremony, there were the General Chief of Muhammadiyah Central Board Dr. Hadar Nashir, M.Si., the General Chief of Aisyiyah Central Board Dra. Siti Noordjannah Djohantini M.M., M,Si., General Chief of Muhammadiyah Central Board for the period of 2005-2015 Prof Dr Din Syamsuddin, M.A., the Governor of East Java Dr. Soekarwo, M.Hum., the Vice Governor of East Java Drs. Syaifullah Yusuf, and the Rector of UMM Dr. Muhadjir Effendy, M.A.P.
After the ceremony, the event continued with talkshow regarding the 106th Anniversary of Muhammadiyah with the governor, rector, and Din Syamsuddin, who currently serves as the Chief of Muhammadiyah Branch of Pondok Labu Jakarta. Pakde Karwo-the nickname of Soekarwo-said that Muhammadiyah members have four qualities that work together both harmonically and dynamically, they are ‘superior’, ‘productive’, ‘brilliant’, and hablum minallah hablum minannas. “In East Java, especially, Muhammadiyah has significant contributions toward the development of the region,” he said.
He also encouraged Muhammadiyah to cooperate with the government in developing education, health, and economy of people in East Java. Meanwhile, the Rector of of UMM Muhadjir Effendy said that the trustworthy is one of the nature of Rasulullah. “UMM is the result of society’s trust on provincial government. Society believe in the leadership in East Java., and eventually put their trust in UMM as place to study,” he said.
Speaking of trust, Din Syamsuddin mentioned it as a value that need to be preserved. “For example, take a look at the councils now. They are not the trusted ones, but merely society’s delegations.,” he said. He also continued that if society lose their trust in the leaders, there will be disobedience.
According to Din, there are seven images that create trust, they are good standards of moral and dignity, generousity, good neighborhood and brotherhood, good speech, and honesty. “The two last images are dependability and self-control,” he said. (zul/han/t_far)