BANDUNG, unpas.ac.id – Getting into the last 10 days of Ramadhan, Unpas Faculty of Social and Political Science holds a Ramadhan Mubarak event entitled “Self-restoration towards the Divine Ridha” at the Hall of Suradireja, Unpas Campus I, Jalan Lengkong Besar No. 68, Bandung, on Monday, May 3rd, 2021
Other than presenting religious lecture, the event is also accompanied by a Soft Opening of the Multimedia Lab for Department of Communication Studies and health socialization by FISIP Health Consultant, dr. Trias Nugrahadi, Sp. Kn(K).
In his speech, Dean of Faculty, Dr. M. Budiana, S.IP., M.Si said that Ramadhan Mubarak filled with religious content was an attempt to bring the spirit of restoration in doing self-reflection. This was done especially for staffs within the Faculty.
“We want to bring up the spirit of restoration for self-reflection. This will form a more truthful person on what he/she is doing and it will be a positive effort,” he said.
The Dean also said that Ramadhan spirit should be something that needs to be in our daily life. Therefore, even Ramadhan is coming to an end, few positive things (such as praying, doing charity and other good deeds) will become habit.
As the theme started, on this occasion, KH. Drs. Asep Totoh Gozali, M.Ag, presented his religious lecture and conveyed about the meaning and virtue of Lailatul Qodar. This glorious night has three meanings, namely the night of provision, the night of a thousand months, and the narrowed night.
“At the night of provision, Allah sent down the guidelines of life for mankind: Koran. Allah answered all the problems faced by the Prophet Muhammad and his people through the Qur’an. Then, the night of a thousand months means that worshiping during Lailatul Qodar is better than a thousand months. At this night, angels will descend until they are jostling, so it is called a narrowed night,” he explained.
Moslems who worship during in Lailatul Qodar will be forgiven for their sins. The most important things are that Moslems need to do much deeds and self-introspection in their itikaf, since no one knows when the night of Lailatul Qodar will come.
“Let us welcome the night of Lailatul Qodar by doing itikaf at the mosque, doing good deeds and keep praying to Allah. We need to improve ourselves, read the Koran, forgive each other and continue to do good so that our past sins will be forgiven,” he continued.
At the end of his lecture, he also said to seek the pleasure of Allah with self-reflection and achieve Lailatul Qodar. With this, humanity will always be happy and joyful because it has the grace of Allah SWT. (Reta Amaliyah S)*