Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY), through the UMY Dedication (UMY Mengabdi), distributed ta’jil (light food eaten upon breaking the fast) and suhoor for UMY students free, Tuesday (13/04). The program was also conducted by the Institute for Islamic Studies and Actualization (LPPI) for second time in the pandemic.
In the first Ramadan, UMY has distributed 1000 packages for breakfasting and 500 packages for suhoor. The students could take the packages in the drive-thru system in front of the AR Fachruddin A and B building through the main gate of UMY. Those who could take the packets have to show the Student Identity Card and wear a mask to ensure the implementation of strict health protocol.
As reported on the UMY website, the students were highly enthusiastic about the program, so 1000 packages were quickly distributed in 30 minutes. Meanwhile, on Wednesday (14/04), UM Yogyakarta dispersed 1500 ta’jil for the students on the second day. Dr Ir Gunawan Budiyanto, MP, IPM, the Rector of UM Yogyakarta, mentioned the agenda after attending the ta’jil opening ceremony for the students in AR Fachruddin B UM Yogyakarta courtyard on Tuesday (13/04). “UM Yogyakarta Students are obliged to attend in the college for 20 days of Ramadhan, especially for the students who are in the offline learning method. The highly enthusiastic of the students makes us have the intention to provide suhoor and breakfasting meal for the next 20 days,” he said.
On the same occasion, Dr H Agung Danarto, MAg, the Head of Daily Advisory Board (BPH) UM Yogyakarta, explained that the UMY Mengabdi program should be conducted as disseminated HOly Ramadhan spirit. “Besides being one of Prophet Muhammad’s orders based on hadits, ‘Whoever gives food for a fasting person to break his fast, he will have a reward like theirs, without that detracting from their reward in the slightest’,” he said.