|Inscription signed by BJ. Habibie inaugurated the AR. Fachruddin Mosque UMM. (Photo: Zaky / PR)|
The news of the passing of the 3rd President of the Republic of Indonesia Prof. Dr. Ing. H. Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie, FREng. left deep sorrow for the Indonesian people and the world of science. No exception for the entire academic community of the University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM), he had a special relationship with UMM.
BJ Habibie had contributed to the construction of Campus III UMM which was located on Jalan Tlogomas, which was now the main campus. At that time, he was still serving as the Minister of Research and Technology / Head of the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology in the period 1974-1998.
In addition, Habibie also inaugurated the AR. Fachruddin Mosque UMM when he was the 3rd President of the Republic of Indonesia. This mosque was built in 1995 and inaugurated in 1998. The mosque with white domination consists of five floors were also used lectures and offices.
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The prayer place was on the 3rd to 5th floor. The 2nd floor was used for the mosque management offices, library, lecture room, psychology laboratories, ablution places and halls. The 1st floor was used for offices, banks, canteens, and laboratories, counselling guidance, polyclinics, and several study centre offices.
To honour the services of this Indonesian Technology Father, the White Campus academics held unseen prayers (Ghaib Prayer) at the AR. Fachrudin Mosque. Lecturers, employees, and even students took part in unseen prayers and prayed for BJ. Habibie. UMM also waved a half-mast flag in the Field of Helipad.
Vice-Rector II of UMM, Dr. Nazaruddin Malik, M.Si. was met after following the unseen prayer revealed that BJ. Habibie had a great contribution to the development of UMM, especially the establishment of Campus III UMM. He said, Habibie also had a big role in inspiring the development of the Faculty of Engineering. (win)