UMM and UNIDA Preparing Young Theologian to Face Moslem Challenges Today

Author : Humas | Wednesday, January 10, 2018 10:38 WIB
SPEAKER: (Left to Right) Rachmad Abdullah (moderator), Arbi Alfarabi, Eggy Nararya Narendra Widi, Sri Depi, Rizka Aulia dan M. Faiz Al Afify. (Photo: Ariel)

Semi Autonomous Institute (LSO), Faculty of Psychology, University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM), Asy-syifa Psychology Circle (LISFA), re-cooperated with Universitas Darussalam Gontor (UNIDA), held a Seminar on Islamic Thought and Civilization. The national seminar which was one of the 11th Gador Kaderization Program (PKU) was held at UMM Auditorium on Tuesday (9/1).

PKU is a program organized by Universitas Darussalam Gontor for alumni from various universities all over Indonesia. During 6 months, this special program is for alumni who want to be a cleric and followed by 55 undergraduate students from various fields of science.

In this program, the various fields of knowledge will be combined with Aqidah course of Islamic Philosophy. This seminar was the media of participants with the background of psychology education to deliver the results of  their education in PKU for 6 months.

One of PKU lecturers, Yoke Suryadarma, emphasized the importance of young generation to understand and master the content of Qur'an. In addition, they must also be critical to answer the challenges today.

"As younger generation, we also have to know and critical, what is the challenge of Muslims today," said Yoke.

Vice Dean III of Faculty of Psychology UMM, Zainul Anwar, welcomed the cooperation between UMM and UNIDA. Zainul also explained, this event could support the understanding of Islamic Psychology at UMM. Furthermore, this seminar might develop the course of Psychology in Islamic Perspective at UMM.

"In contemporary psychology , there is only human relationships or hablumminannas, but in Islamic psychology, there is also a relationship between humans with God or hablumminallah," he explained.

This event was also supported by Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI) and Yayasan Dana Sosial Al-Falah (YDSF). There were 5 speakers. They were UMM Psychology alumni, Arbi Alfarabi explained about Religiusity Relationship with Academic Flow, and Eggy Nararya Narendra Widi explained Discipline of High School Students Viewed from the Behavior of Prayer Five.

In addition, there were also Sri Depi, PKU participants IAIN Samarinda alumni who explained the Problem of Gender Equality Perspectives Biological and Psychological and Rizka Aulia from IAIN Samarinda who explained about LGBT: History and Movement. Finally, M. Faiz Al Afify from UIN Sunan Gunung Jati Bandung described the concept of Fitrah as the Paradigm of Islamic Psychology.

Choosing UMM as the party which was invited to cooperate in holding PKU seminar brought a reason. According to one of the coordinators, Laode Muhammad Al Fateh, one of the criteria of universities invited to cooperate is a university with high credibility at national and international levels.

"In addition, UMM also became a university that has a background of Islam. This is the value of UMM in our eyes," added Laode. (ard)

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