Muhammadiyah Council for Higher Education, Research, and Development (CHERD) held the first webinar series on Internalization from an Islamic Organization Perspective on Friday (14/10). On the webinar, Prof Dr. Abdul Mu’thi, the General Secretary of Muhammadiyah Central Board, and Prof Dr. Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri, the President of Minhaj Ul Qur’an International became speakers. The webinar was also led by Ida Puspita, M.A.Res from Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, Yogyakarta. Before the webinar started, Prof Edy Suandi Hamid M.Ec delivered his remarks on behalf of the Chairman of CHERD, Prof Lincolin Arsyad Ph.D.
The Opening Speech from Prof Edi Suandi Hamid, M.Ec.
In his opening remarks, Prof Edy expected that the webinar could provide insight and benefits from all attendances. He also appreciated the Minhaj Welfare Foundation for its collaborative programs. “I hope Minhaj Welfare Foundation is willing to collaborate in the next few occasions,” he said.
Prof Dr. Abdul Mu’thi Speech
On this occasion, Prof. Dr. Abdul Mu’thi MEd explained that the Muhammadiyah internationalization topic was relevant to the grand theme of the 48th Muktamar (National Congress) “To develop Muhammadiyah, to enlighten the universe”. He also mentioned that Islam is an important religion for all mankind, and Muhammadiyah, as an Islamic organization, exists to implement true Islam values.
Furthermore, he also hinted that for that reason, Muhammadiyah aims to enlarge the preaching internationally. “Now, we face a very serious challenges that portrayed Islam as a religion that is radical and closely related to violence. Having this Islamic internalization, Muhammadiyah tend to deliver Islam the otherwise, a peaceful Islam. Meanwhile, for the implementation, it has several challenges to face,” Prof. Abdul Mu’thi said.
Prof Dr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri Speech
Prof Dr Hussain also mentioned the several challenges of worldwide Islamic preaching. Those challenges, for the solution, became the reason to establish Minhaj Ul Qur’an International. It reflected the education value emphasized by Minhaj. One of the main principles is to support communities to access modern and religious learning.
“The other principle is to promote peace and harmony through learning the lesson from the life of Prophet Muhammad p.b.u.h.,” he added. Moreover, Prof Hussain also highlighted that Minhaj Ul Qur’an supported the development and fulfillment of human rights and youth and women potency amidst global citizenship.