|Globalization Undermines the Youth Religiosity”: Drs. Yusdani, MSc.|
|Saturday, 07 April 2012|
The existence of cultural invasion infecting young generation was one of the globalization impacts. Due to the globalization issue, Indonesia is now facing a serious problem that the youth religiosity began to fade. In addition, globalization emerged a cultural a cultural and social change. This statement was expressed by Lecturer at Faculty of Islamic Studies UII, Drs. Yusdani, MSc. who is also researcher at Centre for Islamic Studies (PSI) UII when delivers his presentation at public lecturer ‘Dirosah Islamiyah’ on Saturday (4/7).
The event organized by the Directorate of Islamic Education and Development (DPPAI) UII aimed at delivering deep Islamic knowledge to activists of Islamic dakwah activity at Universitas Islam Indonesia. Located at Prof. dr Sardjito Building, UII main campus, this event was officially opened by UII Vice Rector III, Ir. Bachnas, MSc. and attended by Head of Dakwah Development and Education Divison, DPPAI UII, Supriyanto Pasir, S.Ag., M.Ag. and his entourage.
In his presentation, Drs. Yusdani stated that globalization would undermine the locality and the existing basic pattern in the society. The process of globalization would collide with the efforts to preserve the traditions and religious thought. Unfortunately, the globalization also infected the younger generation. "Briefly, globalization does not only affect progressive social transformation in the form of technological progress but also cause the cultural collapse" He said.
As stated in his paper titled 'Future Development in Science', he invited UII students UII as Muslim scholar becoming an agent who deliver enlightenment to public society. Moreover, UII as an academic institution that carries the mission of 'Islam rahmatan lil' alamin' and the slogan ‘beramal ilmiah-berilmu amaliah’ has to take strategic plan and real action to develop science and knowledge based on the transcendental/prophetic values upholding the value of humanization (amar ma` ruf), liberation (nahyi munkar), and transcendence (tu’ minu billah).
Meanwhile, WR III Ir. Bachnas MSc. UII also urged the students to always uphold the Quran’s values to deal with the advancement of science and technology. According to him, the progress of civilization was a Sunnatulloh (the way of Allah SWT) and we have to believe it. "The development of civilization and modernity were characterized by the presence of something of its absence.” Bachnas said
Ir Bachnas stressed out that Al Quran was a reference of any dicipline of knowledge that should become a reference in conducting a research. "Al Qur`an is noted as source of knowledge, but rarely scrutinized, analyzed, and proven. We expect students to conduct deep study of Al Qur `an in any research activities.” He emphasized