Actualizing a Spirit of Enlightenment

Author : Pimpinan Pusat Muhammadiyah | Monday, June 17, 2019 17:53 WIB

MUHAMMADIYAH.ID, SLEMAN - General Chairman of the Central Board of Muhammadiyah Haedar Nashir and Chairwoman of the Central Board of ‘Aisyiyah Siti Noordjannah Djohantini attended an Idul Fitri gathering at Universitas Aisyiyah (UNISA) Yogyakarta on Monday (17/6) at Building A, floor 4, UNISA.

Haedar conveyed that there are five enlightenment spirits of embodying developed excellent souls.

First, it is actualizing a spirit of sincerity. “It is a part of enlightenment. Sincere people will relinquish their personal interests and focus on gaining ridha of Allah,” declared Haedar.

Second, it is an enlightenment spirit to build characters having quality of taqwa. The spirit can be undertaken by always learning to be uswah hasanah (the best people), and going hand in hand between words and actions.

“Being uswah hasanah is essential since I thought that Muslims are now neglecting the aspect. Indeed, in Indonesia, even though Muslims are a majority, their quality is low,” told Haedar.

Haedar mentioned that Muslims’ homework now is how to employ social media.

“The worst is that people’s morals get worse when social media are used for politics. We have to perform enlightenment of using social media as a part of uswah hasanah,” advised Haedar.

Third, the spirit of enlightenment should possess scientific culture, namely thinking objectively and critically.

“Unisa will become a advanced excellent university if the academicians have high scientific culture,” asserted Haedar.

Fourth, the enlightenment spirit is creating dynamic togetherness. Last, it is committing to contributing to coining excellence and development. 

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