Main Auditorium, UIN News Online – A book launch in honor of Prof Dr. Harun Nasution MA was officially launched. The book launch event is held at Main Auditorium on Wednesday, (10/5).
The launch of a book published by Young Progressive Muslim is attended by Vice Rector of Cooperation Prof. Dr. Murodi, M.Ag who was representing the rector who was unable to attend the event. Also present the book writer and author, Prof Dr. Abdul Ghani Abdullah MA and Prof Dr. Suwito MA.
Before starting his speech, Murodi send greetings and messages from the Rector of UIN Jakarta Prof Dr Dede Rosyada MA in a form of appreciation regarding the event, as well as a gratitude to the authors who have taken his time and energy to a completion of the book that summarizes the impression of the late Prof Dr Harun Nasution students.
He also added that Prof Dr. Harun Nasution is a religious intellectual, especially concerning in Salat. Harun always leaves all of his activities while Athan is calling.
“ When he will perform Jum’ah salat, he always comes early. One hour before the Athan is reverberated, and sat on the left side of the front shaf. “ He recalled.
At the same place, Prof Dr. Abdul Ghani Abdullah provides the foreword on behalf of the authors. He explained, the main purpose of this book is a sign of appreciation toward the late Prof Dr. Harun Nasution MA as a teacher and a mentor in understanding the development of moderate Islamic culture.
“Prof Harun always said that the existing sects are the result of a difference in the interpretation of the verses of al-Quran and Hadith. As long as the sects do not on the contrary with al-Quran and Hadith, they are still on the right track. He also never blames other parties who disagree with his way of thinking.” He said.
The event was attended by all ranks of Academicians of UIN Jakarta and ends with a question and answer (Q&A) session (lrf/ika p/umar)