BANDUNG, unpas.ac.id – To remind the importance of developing good deeds during fasting in Ramadhan, Faculty of Teaching and Education (FKIP) Universitas Pasundan holds Kajian Ramadhan, on Thursday, 7 April 2022 online.
FKIP Kajian Ramadhan is planned to be held routinely. On its premiere and official studies, the lecture brought the topic of the virtues of zakat, infaq and alms (Zakat, Infak, Sedekah, ZIS) delivered by Head of Unpas LPPSI, Dr. H. Tata Sukayat, M.Ag.
As one of the pillars of Islam, zakat does not only regulate the vertical relationship between humans and their Creator, but also becomes a means of purifying wealth and having an impact on horizontal relationships between humans.
“In order for there to be a balance in distributing wealth, Islam introduced the concept of zakat. That way, the wealth does not only go to the rich, but goes to the economically weak ones,” he said.
There are at least 28 verses of the Koran that mention the command to pray together with the commandment of zakat. This shows that there is a correlation between prayer and zakat.
Koran also mentions that there are 8 level of groups who deserve to receive zakat, namely fakir, miskin, amil, muallaf, riqab (slave), gharim (people who have debts and are unable to pay), fisabilillah (people who struggle in the way of Allah) and ibn sabil.
“People who pay their zakat means to clean the property (tathir), purify the property (tazkiyah) and calm the soul (taskin). Zakat also prevents miserliness, reflects social equity and an open heart, manifestations of gratitude, preserves favors, and makes the country safe,” he explained.
Paying zakat is a form of worship in order to avoid kufr and at the same time keep away the nature of envy when the poor see rich groups of people.
ZIS and social justice are positively correlated. Thus, the order to pay ZIS is clear evidence stating that Islam does not want an economic gap between the rich and the poor.
“Remember, in Ramadhan, we are required to pay zakat fitrah. For muzakki, they help lighten the burden of their brother’s life and provide love for others. Meanwhile, for mustahik, they are free from economic difficulties which often complicate their steps and movements,” he said.
Other than FKIP Kajian Ramadhan, at the same time, LPPSI also holds Kajian Islam Ramadhan (Kaisar) in Ulul Abshor Mosque, Unpas Campus I, Jalan. Lengkong No. 68, Bandung.
The lecture begins after Zuhur prayer and presents UIN Sunan Gunung Jati Professor of Da’wah Studies, Prof. Dr. KH. Dindin Solahudin, MA.
Kaisar is a routine agenda di Ramadhan initiated by LPPS in every campus mosque. The topic is focused on the relation between fasting and the embodiment of pengkuh agamana, luhung elmuna, dan jembar budayana. (Reta)*