UPI Lecturers Provide Indonesian Language Editing Training for Young

Ulama Ulama are people who are experts in matters of or knowledge of the Islamic religion. Activities that are closely related to the status of scholars are preaching activities. Da’wah is an activity of broadcasting religion and its development among the community. Da’wah activities are closely related to the language aspect as a medium for delivering messages in the da’wah process. In the process of da’wah, scholars must have prepared all the material from various sources.

Preaching can be done orally or in writing. Both spoken and written, good language skills are required. Moreover, if the da’wah is done through writing. In oral da’wah usually also still involves written texts to be a guide in the delivery of the da’wah. In this regard, it is necessary for a cleric to master various matters related to the linguistic aspect in order to produce a text that is effectively used in a variety of da’wah communication. Especially for young scholars who have just entered the world of da’wah. Improving language skills really needs to be done in order to achieve effective communication in da’wah activities.

Based on this, the lecturer of the Department of Indonesian Language and Literature Education, FPBS UPI which consists of Dr. Ma’mur Saadie, M.Pd., Drs. Encep Kusumah, M.Pd., Dr. Ida Widia, M.Pd., and Yostiani Noor Asmi Harini, M.Hum., organized an Indonesian language editing training program for young ulemas. Most of these young scholars are graduates of Islamic boarding schools who are involved in the world of da’wah. The activity was carried out on June 21, 2022 at the Al-Huda Islamic Boarding School, Cililin District, West Bandung Regency. In addition to material presentations, discussions, and exercises, this training activity was also enlivened by stand-up sufistic poetry reading and poetry musicalization by Rubaiyat 101.

Based on the information obtained from the questionnaire distributed to the training participants, the material presented was very useful for the participants. The participants also suggested that this activity be carried out regularly at least once a month.

Adapted from a public relations contributor: Yostiani Noor Asmi Harini,