Undergoing fasting in the holy month of Ramadan 1444 H, Diponegoro University (Undip) held Tarawih Prayers and Ramadan Lectures for the academic community and Undip’s extended family. Joint Tarawih Prayers have returned to routinely after the pandemic. The Joint Tarawih Prayer held on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at the Hall of FPIK Undip is the second day of the Mobile Tarawih (Tarling) series which was held again this year. Shohibul bait of the implementation of the Joint Tarawih on the second day of the Mobile Tarawih (Tarling) is Vice Rector 4 and Dean of FPIK (Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences) Undip. The Joint Tarawih Prayer was attended by Undip Rector Prof. Dr. Yos Johan Utama, S.H., M.Hum. along with the Head of the DWP Undip Asih Budiastuti, S.H., C.N., Vice Rector 1 Undip, Vice Rector 1 Undip, Dean of Faculties, Undip leaders, lecturers, education staff, and Undip students.
The event began with Isya prayer followed by tarawih and witr prayers led by Dr. Fakhruddin Aziz, Lc, MA as priest. Vice Rector 4 Undip, Prof. Dr. Ir. Ambariyanto, M.Sc. as shohibul bait delivered a brief speech. “Come together to listen to the lecture that will be delivered. Hopefully we will receive blessings from Allah SWT and we will become fitr again,” said Prof. Ambar.
Undip Rector, Prof. Dr. Yos Johan Utama, S.H., M.Hum. conveyed gratitude to the shohibul bait for holding the tarawih event together. Prof. Yos invited the audience to pray together and make achievements for a better Undip. “Let’s work together, help and care for each other, one of the concrete manifestations is by distributing healthy food to students. During this fasting month, food is distributed in the evening to break the fast. Hopefully we are all healthy and able to fast until the end, get fadhilah and meet the next Ramadan, amen,” said the Rector of Undip.
Priest Dr. Fakhruddin Aziz, Lc, MA delivered a lecture entitled “Islamic Culture and Technological Advancement”. He recounted that since ancient times, apart from being a monotheistic religion, Islam also taught its followers to always learn. In Islam there are various scientific disciplines which are sources of extraordinary knowledge. “Real happiness includes three things, namely spirituality, no economic gap, and knowledge,” he said.
Dr. Fakhruddin Aziz, Lc, MA also advised, “Science is a way to open religious knowledge that delivers the best quality to our relationship with Allah SWT. Fear of Allah is the beginning of knowledge, therefore we must practice it.”
This is the joint tarawih prayer event which is expected to increase faith, Islamic religious knowledge and health for the Diponegoro University extended family. (Titis – Public Relations Ed.Ut)