BANDUNG, unpas.ac.id – Program of improving dai’s competence keeps being raised by Paguyuban Pasundan. It is important to be taken, considering there are a lot of issues related to the fact stating that there are a lot of dais who do not have competence but still is daring to deliver religious teaching. (lit. dai, Islamic term, is people who is designated to invite and encourage others to follow Islamic teachings and practice; often involved in da’wah or broadcasting activities).
By doing collaboration with Indonesia Ulema Council of Bandung, Paguyuban Pasundan held a program of “Penguatan Kompetensi Dakwah Para Dai Berbasis Kearifan Sunda” on Saturday, 29 January 2022 at the Hall of Mandala Saba Dr. Djoendjoenan, Jalan Sumatera No. 41, Bandung.
The event held offline was attended by 200 dais from MUI at the level of districts around Bandung. There are also keynote speakers of the event, namely General Chairman of Paguyuban Pasundan Prof. Dr. H. M. Didi Turmudzi, M.Si., Head of Bandung MUI Prof. Dr. Miftah Faridl, MA., Acting of Major of Bandung H. Yana Mulyana, SE.
There were also Unpas Vice Rector I Prof. Dr. H. Jaja Suteja, M.Si., Rector of UIN SGD Bandung Prof. Dr. H. Mahmud, M.Si., Head of Unpas LP2SI Dr. H. Tata Sukayat, M.Ag., Head of Unpas Institution for Sundanese Culture Dr. H. Wawan Setiawan, M.Sn, and others.
Prof. Didi stated that Paguyuban Pasundan holds a mission to maintain and develop Islamic syiar and Sundanese culture. Both of them should be attached in every Sundanese.
“Strengthening this competence is expected to prepare the dais in transferring Islamic teachings, to make the teachings themselves run effectively, cultural values such as Sundanese [as language], should be always attached to people as close as possible,” he said.
In his presentation, he also explained about Paguyuban Pasundan Roadmap in caring for and preserving Sundanese Culture in the Multi-Ideological Era. Three things he emphasized are the principles of nyantri, nyunda, nyakola.
Nyantri means having spiritual intelligence, making Islamic teachings a reference in every breath of life, and defending religion and the state with all one’s potential.
Nyunda means having emotional intelligence which is a symbol of equality, a symbol of modernity, and a symbol of integration. While nyakola means having intellectual and artificial intelligence, emphasizes the power of reason, and produces works that are beneficial to others.
At the same time, as the Acting of Major of Bandung, H. Yana Mulyana, SE., appreciated this collaboration between Bandung MUI and Paguyuban Pasundan. He thought that Paguyuban Pasundan is the proper organization to explore and understand Sundanese (as local wisdom) as a whole, including in strengthening the competence of da’wah.
“Hopefully this event would be regular event in Bandung MUI and Paguyuban Pasundan; so, there would be more dais involved,” he said.
Yana hopes in the future, da’wah would be more understandable and applied properly in order not to create controversies and disagreement. These are currently being concerned by Bandung City Government, especially in actualizing Bandung as an excellent, comfortable and prosperous city.
Related to the principle of nyantri, nyunda, nyakola, Unpas Vice Rector I Prof. Dr. H. Jaja Suteja, SE., M.Si conveyed about the strategies for attaching Sundanese and Islamic values in Unpas by using media of learning and courses/lectures.
“In Unpas, both Islamic and Sundanese values are implemented through integrative handouts, an Islamic and Sundanese course, scientific papers, as well as community service,” he explained.
Head of Unpas Institution for Islamic Studies and Development (Lembaga Pengembangan dan Pengkajian Syiar Islam) Dr. H. Tata Sukayat, M.Ag said that the spirit brought by Islam and Sunda is actually the same; both from its religious and cultural point of view, faith, morality, attitude and knowledge. These are inseparable aspects.
“The results of this event will be formulated and supported with other disciplines/studies referring to textbooks to establish constructive synergy,” he concluded. (Reta)*