Mabita and Muharram Carnaval, An Effective Method To Induce Student’s Self-Independence
On Friday and Saturday, September 21-22, 2018 (11-12 Muharram1440), students of SD Daarul Quran Kalibata City had a Stay Over Program or better known as Mabita Program. After the Mabita they also had to join the carnival around the Kalibata City apartment to allow the public to know the Lombok Earthquake victim suffering. 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.
At the same time a fund raising program to help the Lombok Earthquake victim suffering was held and it has raised money as much as 1,3 million rupiah. All grade 2,4,6 students of Daqu Kalibata City participated in the carnival, and the donation collected will help reduce their suffering.
According to Titan Sparta Abdullah, a student of Grade 6 of SD Daqu Kalibata City, this staying over program of welcoming Muharram combined with the fund raising carnival is really unforgettable since now they can understand the sufferings of other Muslims in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara.
“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 other part of Indonesia now,” said Alisha Nabilah Kaffa, another grade six student, enthusiastically.
According to Mr. Fatkhurohman, S.Pd.I,, the Principal of SD Daqu Kalibata City Jakarta, 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, as Mr. Fatkhurohman, S.Pd.I. said when he was interviewed after the Mabita and the Carnival event.