INCREASING STUDENTS’ KNOWLEDGE ON ISLAMIC VALUES THROUGH COMMUNAL LIVING
On Tuesday and Wednesday, September 19-20, 2017 (28-29 Zulhijjah 1438), students of SD Daarul Quran Kalibata City had a Stay Over Program During The Night Of The Islamic New Year Muharram 1439 H (Mabita Program). The program has the purpose of increasing students’ knowledge on Islamic values through communal living, in which the boys and the girls had to share the facilities available at school with their friends who also had to sleep at school.
The Mabita program is part of the annual program of character building for students, especially in developing their independency as children, and also to develop their comprehension on the importance of Hijrah in the course of the history of Islam. Hijrah event that was done by Prophet Muhammad SAW and his companion Abu Bakar Ash-Shiddiq from Mekkah to Madinah in the year 622 is an important turning point for Islam’s glorious propagation around the world.
At the same time a fund raising program to help the Rohingnya Muslims from the sufferings that they are having at the moment in the Rakhine state, Myanmar, was held by doing a carnival around Kalibata City apartment on Wednesday, 20-09-17, that has managed to raise money as much as 5,5 million rupiah. All students of Daqu Kalibata City Full Day Units (Kindergarten, Playgroup, Daycare, and Primary School) participated in the carnival, and the donation collected will help reduce the ordeal taken by the Rohingnya Muslims who are being oppressed by a violent regime.
According to Aburizal Bakri, a student of Grade 6 of SD Daqu Kalibata City, this staying over program of welcoming Muharram combined with the fund raising carnival for Rohingnya is really unforgettable since now they can understand the sufferings of other Muslims in other parts of the world.
“We now can hear and understand what is really happening to other Muslims in another country. Previously I don’t really watch the news, since I have been too busy doing my HW and study my lessons. Now I understand that we also have to pay attention to Muslims who are not as lucky as we are who live in Indonesia now,” said Aburizal Bakri enthusiastically.