FPSB Milad: Mosque-Based Student and Community Development

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Imam Mujiono also, in his lecture, commented on how good the new FPCS UII Mosque was. The prayer room, which the Dean built at the end of the term of the Dean of FPSB UII, Fuad Nashori, had just been completed three days ago when this event was held. According to Imam, along with constructing a co-working space called Ruang Bahagia located in the Master of Psychology Room of FPSB UII, it became a unit for student development at FPCS.

Imam Mujiono, a speaker at the FPCS UII Grand Recitation in the context of the 27th Milad of FPSB UII, believes that it is time for lecturers and educators (and staff) to contribute to the prosperity of prayer rooms and mosques on campus and around their homes. This is an effort to develop the religious life of students and the community around the campus, said Imam, at the event, which was held on Saturday, May 28, 2022. The FPSB UII Grand Recitation was held in the framework of the 27th Anniversary of FPSB UII, which was broadcast live from the first online TV at UII named Ikonisia TV, belonging to the UII Communication Department.

“Let’s prosper the mosque; whoever is the congregation in this faculty, we will immediately approach the mosque. It is like if we are close, we will surely enter the mosque easily,” said Imam to the audience.

“Well, if you are not close, you will probably not come to the mosque. So let me invite all of us so that if there is an offer to become the mosque manager, just hurry. So that if you are close to the mosque, when there is a call to prayer, it will be easy to walk. At least it is in Magrib prayer. Ha-ha,” he said. While joking, it would be unique if UII’s academic community rarely went to the mosque.

“I once again hope that the lecturers and staff of this faculty will be willing to become managers at nearby mosques. Because student development is not only on campus, On-campus, the coaching may only take six hours. But coaching can also be done by the mosque manager closest to students. Mosque managers can involve and develop students around the mosque,” said Imam, who, according to his confession, has always been an activist for being a mosque manager since he was a student until now as a lecturer.

“From the student days, when I moved around on every place I lived, until now, I’m still a mosque manager. The difference is, I’m about to retire and change the mosque management, uh, I was asked to be on the Board of Trustees, so I’m still mosque manager too. I truly can not resign. Ha-ha,” he said with a chuckle.

In the past, the story goes, he made the campus mosque a center for student and community development. “In the afternoon, we provide these long tables for student coaching. Then in the afternoon, we can use these long tables for the Quran education for the children of the surrounding community. I don’t know how it is now. This story was before,” he said nostalgically to used to be a student.

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