WAYS (Wonderful Achievment for Young and Special Generations) 2020
The role of youth in building Islamic civilization has been undoubted since the time of the Prophets. Becoming such a great person certainly has its challenges, especially for millennials in this digital era. When a Muslim youth wants to take part in the struggle for da’wah and take part in society, he should be able to identify more deeply about himself and what Islam is more deeply about. Then, how can a young man know himself and Islam more deeply? What is the importance of this? How are the steps of the youth today when they want to take a role in society?
On Sunday, October 4, 2020, WAYS (Wonderful Achievement for Young and Special Generations) 2020 was held to discuss this issue. WAYS 2020 is a joint work program between BEM SB-IPB and Rohis SB-IPB Family. This event was packaged in the form of a webinar with the theme “Being Great Islamic Millennials with Self Recognition” and was attended by 138 participants from various regions. This activity was guided by Bhirawa Ananditya Wicaksana, Chair of BEM KM IPB 2019/2020, as a moderator and presented two great speakers. The first speaker at this event, namely Habib Husein Ja’far Al Hadar. He is a preacher, well-known writer, and caregiver of “Kultum Pemuda Tersesat”. Then, the second speaker at this event was dr. Gamal Albinsaid, M.Biomed. He is a doctor, health innovator, social entrepreneur, and also an inspiration for Indonesia’s pride. He is the CEO of Indonesia Medika and has received many awards both domestically and internationally.
In the first discussion, Habib Husein Ja’far Al Hadar explains how the basics of the teachings of Islam are. He explained about prayer in Islam, amar ma’ruf nahi munkar, and other daily worship. Then, the most important thing is how we can stay istiqomah in carrying out this daily practice and try to maintain the quality of our faith. Furthermore, dr. Gamal explained how Muslim youths can identify themselves, optimize their potential, and take part in society. dr. Gamal talked a lot about the various experiences he had gone through. He told the story of seeing a scavenger child who died in his father’s cart due to illness and was unable to seek treatment which eventually motivated him to develop various health innovations. Then dr. Gamal explained how youths take part in society, one of which is through social entrepreneurship. If you follow your passion, money, people, and impact will follow you (Gamal Albinsaid).