Muhammadiyah University of North Sumatra (UMSU) received a visit from the Malaysian State Da’wah Council (MDN). Their arrival at UMSU was in the context of building a relationship and exploring cooperation between two institutions.
The delegation was received directly by the ranks of the UMSU Chancellor, namely WR I Dr. Muhammad Arifin Gultom, M.H. a number of Bureau Heads in the UMSU Environment at the UMSU Postgraduate Building, Jalan Denai 217, Medan, Friday (11/30/2018).
The Vice Chancellor III of UMSU Dr. Rudianto MSi in his speech said that the large family of UMSU was very happy and happy when they heard the news of the planned arrival of foreign guests, especially from Malaysia. “Because, not every day and two we interact with campuses in Malaysia. Because if there is an opportunity and opportunity we will welcome it happily, whether it comes directly here or invites us to Malaysia, then we will treat them both warmly, “he said.
Although there may be differences, but Rudianto considers it not too obvious, because basically Indonesia and Malaysia are a family, namely the Malay family. “Surely this will make our relationship easier and more realized than other countries,” said Rudianto.
Then added by WR II UMSU Akrim SPdI MPd revealed that in principle between UMSU which is a business charity Persyarikatan Muhammadiyah has similar vision and mission which is almost the same as MDN which is under the auspices of the Malaysian Da’wah Islamic Foundation (YADIM). If the Muhammadiyah identity is “Islamic Movement, Da’wah Amar Ma’ruf Nahi Munkar and Tajdid, sourced from the Qur’an and the Sunnah”, while YADIM has a vision of “Understanding da’wah matters based on the Koran and the Sunnah” .
“Of course, this similarity is a capital for both parties to work together in future cooperation,” he said.
Meanwhile the leader of the MDN group Hafiz bin Mohamad Ramle expressed his appreciation to UMSU for welcoming them well in a family atmosphere. “Hopefully this is a good start for all of us to be able to establish harmony and build cooperation in the future,” said Hafiz who served as the Director of the MDN Student Council Board.
At the start of the trip, the MDN group visited UMSU’s Falaq Science Observatory (OIF) which was on the seventh floor of the Pascas Sarjana Building, UMSU. (RSFN)