Book Review of Student Etiquette, To Provide Moral and Islamic Ethic Directions

Muhammadiyah Council for Higher Education, Research and Development (CHERD) held an online book review of Adab Mahasiswa ‘Student Etiquette’, Tuesday (28/06). The book becomes an etiquette guideline for all students in Muhammadiyah – ‘Aisyiyah Higher Education Institutions (MHEIs) that can be implemented in the learning process on campus. “There is some negative information about students on social media that can be roasted by people,” said Dr Muhammad Samsudin, S.Ag, M.Pd, the Vice Secretary of Muhammadiyah CHERD in his remarks. The phenomenon, according to Dr Muh Samsudin, needs to be responded to provide moral and Islamic ethics directions for all students. It is not only the Islamic and Muhammadiyah Studies (AIK) lecturer or Islamic institution responsibilities, but it also becomes all academic civitas duties in shaping one’s character and personality. “So Muhammadiyah students have specific characters of their responsible etiquette based on Qur’an and Prophet Muhammad p.b.u.h,” he said.

Ghoffar Ismail, S.Ag., M.A, the moderator led the presentation by mentioning the purpose of the publication. First, Muhammadiyah higher education institutions besides Tri Dharma also have Catur Dharma which involves Islamic and Muhammadiyah Studies (AIK). It can encourage students in implementing good character and becoming exemplary in their future job duties. “That we presented on campus is philosophical, but the published book can be a practical guideline to teach etiquette in learning for students,” he said. Second, the encouragement for students to precede etiquette rather than knowledge. “With etiquette, the students know their position as the worshiper of Allah so the knowledge they receive can be beneficial for broader communities,” he said.

The book also consists of three main points, including the importance of etiquette, student etiquette in practicality, internalization and implementation strategy, and the indicators of achievement. The book is also available in two languages, Indonesian and Arabic. “For the following year, the book in English will be published,” said Ghoffar. In the book review, Fathurrahman Kamal., Lc., M.S.I, the Chairman of Muhammadiyah Council for Tabligh; Dr. M. Ilham Muchtar, Lc., M.A, Vice-Dean I in Islamic Studies Faculty of UM Makassar; and Dr. Norcahyono, S.Pd.I., MHI the Vice-Rector for Student and Alumni Affairs and AIK of UM Palangkaraya.

Book Review of Student Etiquette, To Provide Moral and Islamic Ethic Directions

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