Halal Bihalal UMM, Healing Emotional Wounds through Relationship

Author : Humas | Wednesday, April 17, 2024 05:01 WIB
The atmosphere of Halal bi Halal (post-Ramadan gathering) of the UMM Academic Community (Photo: Lintang Humas)

Idul Fitri becomes a celebration moment to connect and strengthen the bonds among fellow Muslims. Idul Fitri is interpreted as a moment to purify oneself by forgiving one another among Muslim brethren. Therefore, the extended family of the Muhammadiyah University of Malang (UMM) held a Halal bi-Halal event to strengthen the relationship and ties among the academic community on April 16, 2024.

Also present was KH. Nur Cholis Huda, M.Si, the Advisor to the Muhammadiyah Regional Leadership of East Java, who delivered his sermon. He stated that the essence of this Idul Fitri Halal bi Halal is to increase the wires or bonds of kinship. The aim is to erase every sin committed, especially in relationships with fellow humans.

"Because healing wounds is difficult. It's like driving a nail into wood and pulling it out. The hole will not easily be closed again," he said.

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He teaches that feeling angry is like driving a nail into wood. If this is done repeatedly, it can leave many marks that cannot be easily removed. This is also similar to a physical or emotional wound that will not easily disappear.

Cholis also mentioned that there are two main purposes of Halal bi Halal. Firstly, to maintain kinship ties, and secondly, to heal emotional wounds. Maintaining kinship ties means befriending anyone, regardless of status or caste. Meanwhile, healing emotional wounds means forgiving each other for past mistakes. Because if the wound is not forgiven, it will accumulate in the heart and breed hatred towards others.

Meanwhile, Dr. dr. Sukadiono, MM, the Chairman of the Muhammadiyah Regional Leadership of East Java, also stated that there are three different levels of forgiveness. The first is ta'fu, which is to forgive someone's mistakes, even though they cannot be forgotten. The second level is tashfahu, which is to forgive with an open heart, but not do good to that person. The third and highest level is taghfiru, which is to forgive the mistakes of someone who has hurt us and still do good to them.

"If possible, on this Idul Fitri, let us become humans with the highest level of forgiveness or At-taghfiru. There are two ways to achieve the highest forgiveness level: by remembering and forgetting," he added.

Therefore, Prof. Dr. Muhadjir Effendy, MAP, as the Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture (Menko PMK) and also the Daily Supervisory Board (BPH) of UMM, conveyed the relevance of the Halal bi Halal event organized by UMM. It can be a moment for self-reflection and evaluation of our actions. Idul Fitri also marks the purification process of our souls and opens a new chapter in our lives.

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Lastly, Prof. Dr. Nazaruddin Malik, SE., M.Si, as the Rector of UMM, expressed that Halal bi Halal reflects the values ​​of humanity upheld above all differences and interests. Maintaining relationships, or "halal" relationships, provides inspiration to overcome problems and create a warm atmosphere. It is also the key to opening the doors to lawful and wholesome sustenance.

Meanwhile, Idul Fitri or Fitrah itself holds significant meaning, namely al-khair (goodness and correctness in knowledge), which is used to carry out our duties and human life before Allah.

"This also reflects how we respond to challenges and dynamics in carrying out the humanitarian mission. It brings UMM to be dignified and beneficial to all people," he concluded. (tri/wil/fajr)



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