Patience is a vital need and moral value in living a life full of challenges and trials. On that basis, Muh. Tajab submitted a dissertation related to patience titled ‘The Psychology of Patience in the Interpretation of Al-Misbah’ at the doctoral promotion session which earned him his doctorate in Islamic Education Psychology from Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, Thursday (12/19).
Tajab explained that the purpose of his research to find out a number of things, Such as the concept of patience in Tafsir Al-Misbah, the relationship of patience with personality in Tafsir Al-Misbah, the relationship of patience with psychological well-being in Tafsir Al-Misbah, and the relevance of the concept of patience in Tafsir Al-Misbah with Islamic education. “This study uses a text study approach with the maudu’i interpretation method and data analysis with descriptive analysis of verses regarding patience in Al-Misbah’s Tafsir in volume 1-15 of Quraish Shihab as well as several books of M. Quraish Shihab to find the concept of patience in an Islamic education psychology perspective enriched by some other literature related to patience,” explained Tajab in the doctoral promotion session which was held in the Amphitheater Room of the 4th Floor Postgraduate Building, UMY Central Campus.
In his dissertation, Tajab found that patience requires the fortitude to face something difficult, severe, bitter, which must be accepted and faced with full responsibility. “Patience is the restraint or limitations applied to the soul regarding its desires in order to achieve something good or better. The psychological values of patience in Al-Misbah’s interpretation is relevant in the development of the main personality, including the personality of the Muhsinin, the personality of the mukhbitin, the personality of Muttaqin, the personality of Ibad al-Rahman, and the personality of Ribbiyyun,” he added.
Meanwhile, patience in Tafsir Al-Misbah is in line with psychological well-being in positive psychology, especially related to the meaning of life and self-mastery. The relevance of patience with Islamic education lies in planting optimistic traits, cultural discipline, habituation and emotional control.
“Patience is a manifestation of God’s names and the human ethical response to the attributes of God that gave birth to the Divine ethical concept. Humans want to incorporate those attributes into their daily lives because by cultivating the attributes of God, humans can gain a divine attribute such as patience and ultimately social ethics. Allah also narrated the Prophets and Apostles, who are titled Azmi, as a role model of patience for humanity,” concluded Tajab.
With his approval, Muh. Tajab was named the 83rd Doctor of the UMY Islamic Education Psychology Program, and the 107th Doctor produced by the UMY Graduate Program. (Hbb)