Student Council: Rohingya is Calling Us
UNIDA Gontor– Islamic world is crying again after the aggression of Myanmar government against Rohingya Muslim community. Many appeals and criticism came from various parts of the world. Indonesians are not standing still towards this tragedy as various attempts have been done to help Rohingya Moslems.
Therefore, Student Council of University of Darussalam (UNIDA) Gontor took part in easing the burden of the Rohingya Moslems. It was slightly different from other events which have been done. They held congregational prayer 5 times and Qunut Nazilah in every last raka’at. They also set up a donation box at some strategic spots which later will be donated to the Rohingya refugees.
On Wednesday night (06/08), Rohingya solidarity action was continued by praying together in an event entitled ‘Rohingya is Calling Us’. The event took place at the Auditorium of the Main Building 4th Floor. It began with a poem by THE Illustration Team of UNIDA Gontor which aims at building the sense of caring on behalf of UNIDA Gontor’s Society of Academicians. The event was continued by a session entitled “Learning the History of Rohingya Genocide Tragedy” with Al-Ustadz Khairul Umam, M. Ec. as the keynote speaker. He was able to captivate and motivate the audiences in helping Moslem fellows especially Rohingya Moslems.
“The Rohingya crisis does not happen only a year, but it has happened for a long time since Burma Independence, a country which is now well-known as Myanmar”, said Ustadz Khairul Umam when he was presenting the history of the Rohingya genocide.
He then continued “So have we been as Moslems? Do we just open our eyes when they were already massacred? We’ve never cared about them and just continue our life like nothing happened. ”
“Rohingya is a mirror, a mirror of our caring level. If it is in the form of real action, it shows our strong faith. If we cannot do that, then we can use our tongue. We can do that with our writing. And if you cannot do that, then in your heart but that is the least faith. If we do not care at all when everybody is crying, do we still have the right to be called “mu’min? Can we still be categorised as a faithful Moslem? Because heart is ad’aful Iman, underneath it means that we do not have faith to God, naudzubillah! “
Until now the total amount of donation is Rp 4.493.700, -. “The donation will be continued until Saturday at 12.00 pm”, said Achmad Farid as Vice Chairman of UNIDA Gontor student council. Hopefully, with this event there will be a reflection from wider society particularly Moslems. It is a benchmark of caring level for Moslem fellows. In addition, let us hope that all Moslems around the world are given patience and endurance. [Wildan / Trans. Eka / Ed. Nurrahma]