Basic Islamic Study Orientation of UMY 2020 Watched by More Than 21 Thousand Viewers

As an excellent and Islamic campus, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY) annually holds a Basic Islamic Study Orientation (OSDI) as proof that UMY, as an Islamic campus, cares not only about academic science but also about the religious life of its students. With the theme “Religion and Intelligence Towards Excellence”, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic which does not allow activities to be held in person, the 2020 OSDI was held online through Microsoft Teams, Youtube, and Instagram.

The OSDI activities that are broadcast live through Ms. Teams, Youtube, and Instagram were held on Thursday (1/10) and was attended by more than 21 thousand viewers. The event was officially opened by the UMY Rector, Dr. Ir. Gunawan Budiyanto, M.P., IPM symbolically by striking a gong. In his speech, Gunawan said he was proud and interested in the theme raised this year. “I am very interested in the theme, I think this theme can explain that smart people are not necessarily smart, while intelligent people are definitely smart. Intelligent people can balance their right and left brains. Intelligent people must also be excellent because they can balance between science and religion, “said Gunawan.

Head of the Institute for Islamic Studies and Practices (LPPI), M. Khaeruddin Hamsin. Lc ,. LL.M., Ph.D delivered a report related to the ranking of the new students’ Al-Quran reading ability. “The results are very encouraging. I have to say that out of the 4073 students who took the placement test, 3285 were in grade A-C, the rest 788 were in grade D-E. This means that many students can read the Al-Quran and we will continue to provide training and guidance so that they can read the Al-Quran better, “said Khaeruddin. In addition to delivering his report, Khaeruddin also conveyed the importance of students participating in OSDI activities. “This OSDI activity provides a basic understanding for students so that they can practice religion according to the religious provision of Muhammadiyah, and become excellent Muslim students,” he added.

OSDI UMY 2020 also presented Dr. H. Abdul Mu’ti, M.Ed, General Secretary of Muhammadiyah Central Board. On this occasion, Abdul Mu’ti showed his enthusiasm and motivation for the new UMY students. “As Muslims, we must be able to create goodness for others, not only for ourselves so that we can be judged as excellent individuals,” he said.

Apart from that, Abdul Mu’ti also conveyed several things in order to live a balanced life between science and religion. “Knowledge is the key to achieving a prosperous life, while religion is a guide that brings happiness. They cannot be separated and must be balanced,” he said. At the end of his speech, Abdul Mu’ti shared tips for students to become excellent individuals, namely by instilling ideals and having commitment, having a vision of what will be achieved, and finally, trying and not giving up. This is certainly very useful and can be adopted by new students, as future candidates for Muhammadiyah cadres. (dea)

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