Thousands of Participants Join the Selection for Wisuda Akbar
Sunday (15/11), thousands of prospecetive participants for Wisuda Akbar (Grand graduation) 6 in a number of cities in the country join the selection phase. They deliver Surah Al Baqarah verses 101-157 (57 verses), Surah As Shaff (14 verses), and Surah Al Qaf (45 verses) that they have memorized. It is assessed by some Ustadz and Ustadzah, comprising the aspects of fluency in memorizing and the appropriateness of pronunciation.
Wisuda Akbar 6 will be held by Daarul Qur’an on 22 November 2015 simultaneously in five cities of five provinces in Indonesia. Besides in the Istiqlal Mosque in DKI Jakarta, it will also be held in the Great Mosque of Taqwa Palembang, South Sumatera; Al Markaz Mosque Makassar, South Sulawesi; the Great Mosque of An Nuur Pare City, Kediri, East Java; and the Campus Mosque of UGM Yogyakarta, DIY.
Muhammad Zuzali, the Chairman of Wisuda Akbar 6 Committee, says it is predicted that 200,000 participants will join this event. They come from the pesantren, rumah tahfidz (house of Quran memorization), TPQ (Quranic Education Institution), madrasah (Islamic school), and common public in the five cities and their surroundings.
‘’To join Wisuda Akbar 6, the prospective participants must join the selection held simultaneously on this 15 November,’’ Zali says.
He also says that the selection is open for common public. “On the D-Day of Wisuda Akbar 6, the committee still allow the prospective participants to join the selection from 7 to 10 in the morning before the procession of graduation starts,’’ Zali explains.
Hundreds of participants from Jakarta, Tangerang, Depok, and Bekasi join the selection held in the An Nabawi Mosque, Pesantren Tahfidz Daarul Qur’an Ketapang, Cipondoh, Tangerang. The selection is opened by the pesantren guardian Ustadz Slamet Ibnu Syam and guided by tens of ustadz and ustadzah.
For the same event, hundreds of participants overfill the Qubbatul Islam Mosque, Sukabumi, West Java. They come from Bogor, Sukabumi, Cianjur, and surroundings.
In Yogyakarta, hundreds of prospective graduation participants do muroja’ah(re-memorizing) at Diponegoro Mosque in Yogyakarta City Government Office complex.
The legendary mosque of Markaz Al Islami in Makassar is also infested by hundreds of people who wants to deliver what they have memorized. Other hundreds of participants join the selection in Gowa, Sinjai, Maros, and Pinrang.
For the prospective participants from East java, the selection is held in Probolinggo, Banyuwangi, Madura, Surabaya, Bojonegoro, Sabilillah Mosque in Kota Malang, and Tulungagung.
At the same time, hundreds of prospective graduation participants from South Sumatera province join the selection in the Great Mosque of Ogan Komiring Ilir. Likewise, some other selections are held in Muara Jambi, Medan, and so on.
Wisuda Akbar in a simpler form will also be held in Hongkong, bringing the theme ‘’Wisuda Akbar Hongkong Menghafal” (Grand graduation Hongkong Memorizes), as well as at Rumah Tahfidz of the Nurul Latief Macassar Mosque in Capetown, South Africa taken care by Syaikh Adam Philander. Rumah Qur’an Daqu Indonesia in Gaza holds the similar event as well.
Struggle and big sacrifice are needed to join Wisuda Akbar 6 because the participants are generally orphan, unfortunate, and blind students of pesantren tahfidz, pesantren takhassus, rumah qur’an, rumah tahfidz, TPQ/TPA, and the congregarion developed by and in partnership with Daarul Qur’an throughout Indonesia.
Therefore, Ustadz Yusuf Mansur invites muslim people to take parts for the sake of the success of this national mission. Moreover, this annual great event also echoes in the international world, which will be signified by the attendance of the Secretary General of World Tahfidz League Syaikh Ali Basfar.
This event will become a means of relationship building and national consolidation to enhance the friendship and spirit to recite and memorize Al Qur’an and the accompanying programs.
For the teachers and students [of Daarul Qur’an], Wisuda Akbar is a means ofrefreshing, traveling to other cities enjoying the scenery along the trip.
So, let’s become a part of successful Wisuda Akbar 6. Every rupiah you give, insya Allah, will be useful for financing this Qur’anic mission.
To hold Wisuda Akbar 6, it needs minimum cost which insya Allah we can afford it together through:
- 1,000 donations @ Rp2,000,000
- 1,000 donations @ Rp1,000,000
- 1,000 donations @ Rp500,000
- 1,000 donations @ Rp100,000
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