FMIPA UNS – The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (FMIPA) Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS) Surakarta Held Taraweh Bersam on Friday (22/4/2022) at the FMIPA Mosque. This activity was attended by the Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Jamal Wiwoho, S.H., M.Hum., Vice Chancellor for Academics and Student Affairs, Prof. Dr. Ahmad Yunus, M.S., Deputy Chancellor of General Affairs and Human Resources, Prof. Dr. Bandi, M.Sc., Ak and the Vice Chancellor for Planning, Cooperation, Business and Information, Prof. Dr. rer. grout. Sajidan, M.Si and the leadership of the University. Also present were the Dean of the MIPA Faculty, Drs. HArjana, M.S.i., M.Sc., Ph.D along with the representatives of the Deans, lecturers, students and the Dharma Wanita Association of the MIPA Faculty Implementing Unit.

In his remarks, the Chancellor invited all congregations to further increase their worship in the last ten days of the month of Ramadan. “Let’s together make the best use of time to be able to increase the charities in the holy month of Ramadan,” said the Chancellor.

The Chancellor did not forget to thank the Dean and the deputy deans for their togetherness and presence at the joint taraweh.

After the Taraweeh prayer, the Ramadan Study was continued by Dr. Zainul Abas, S.Ag., M.Ag. from Raden Mas Said State Islamic University (UIN) Surakarta. In his lecture, Dr. Zainul Abas said that fasting is a multi-dimensional worship, including the dimensions of aqidah, fiqh dimensions, tasawuf dimensions, moral dimensions, health dimensions, economic and culinary dimensions, socio-cultural dimensions and science and technology dimensions.

In the dimension of aqeedah, the targets of the fasting order are the believers. God is greeting us and inviting dialogue and inviting us to fast. Meanwhile, from the dimension of Sufism, in addition to faith, fasting must also be based on sincerity and simply hoping for the pleasure of Allah SWT. With fasting, we get closer to God. Fasting cleanses and removes the impurities in the heart.

According to Zainul Abas, the moral dimension of fasting is related to character education. To be able to enjoy the results of fasting, in order not only to get thirsty and hungry, the limbs must also fast. Like the tongue, eyes, ears, hands and so on, they must fast from bad things, and all of them must be used for good things.

No less important is fasting seen from the socio-cultural dimension. Phenomena that occur during the fasting month include increasing alms, this means that our sense of concern also increases. Building a caring spirit among us, which means there is a socio-cultural element. Meanwhile, related to the dimensions of science and technology, Ramadan fasting raises and encourages the development of reckoning and astronomy. [MnR/MIPA]