By: Sakuri, Waliyul Imaam Jama’ah Musliminin (Hizbullah) of Jakarta and Surroundings
Imran Badruddin Ibrahim bin Watu Datu Ibrahim was born in Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat, Philippines on June 30, 1988. He is a religious man who views Philippines as his homeland to serve its society.
“My obsession is to serve society in Philippine, be a good preacher, good lecturer and Judge in my country, “Imran told MINA via telephone on Friday afternoon, February 7, 2020.
He has long time left its country and his hometown, separated from his two parents, Shaykh Watu Datu Ibrahim (preacher and cleric in the Philippines) and his mother Wahida Usman Badruddin, his siblings (Imtenan, Hanan and Manar allahu yarham), as well as relatives and friends.
He traveled to some countrues to study religion in order to achieve what he dream to be as a preacher on the earth of Philippines.
Since 2009, Imran has been on the road to study in Bogor and Bandung, Indonesia, then in 2012, he flew to Jordan.
He got a scholarship from Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad, King Abdullah. Imran began his wanderings on the land of Sham, Amman, Jordan.
Imran began to realize his dream step by step from 2012 to 2020 by studying at The World Islamic Science and Education University, Amman, Jordan.
Until then, he got two degrees namely,
The Bachelor of Usuluddin, B.A Degree in Foundation of Religion which he got on September 20, 2016 and the Al-Fiqhu wa usuluhu Bachelor, B.A Degree in Jurisprudence and its origin which he recently got on January 26, 2020.
His scholarship is a provision of knowledge to know the laws of worship, muamalat, marriage, talaq, faraid or mawaris, and Islamic laws.
Alumnus of STAI Al-Fatah and Quantum E-Business College
Before studying at a prestigious university in Jordan, Imran had studied at STAI Al-Fatah, Cileungsi, Bogor Regency, Indonesia, a high education institution belong to Jama’ah Muslimin (Hizbullah) group founded by the Second Imaam allahu yarham Muhyiddin Hamidy.
Imran has also studied at Quantum E-Business College, Bandung, which was founded by Allahuyarham Sony Sugema, as the founder of SSC Group and graduated on August 8, 2010.
Imran, who is now married with Baingan Taha Ubong, is a smart boy. In a short time while living in Bogor and Bandung, he quickly adapted to society.
Within a period of around three years, he can speak Indonesian, Sundanese and even Javanese, although he is still stammering. At least now, Imran has mastered 6 languages, Arabic, English, Tagalog, Indonesian, Sundanese, and Javanese.
At a very young age, Imran has a fairly long education history from formal education, regular courses to online courses.
In 1998-2003, he went to Tagadtal Elementary School in the Philippines and graduated on 30 March 2003.
In 2003-2007, the school was at Milbuk Nationa High School, Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat, Philippines and graduated on April 2, 2007.
In 2005-2006, he studied at the Southern Philippines of Islamic Institute
and passed May 10, 2006.
In 2008-2009, he attended Jescolars Academia International
General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines, graduated May 30, 2009.
In 2009-2010, he studied at Quantum E-Business College, Bandung, Indonesia
and passed August 8, 2010.
In 2012-2016, he studied at The World Islamic Science and Education University, Amman, Jordan, graduated September 20, 2016.
In 2016-2020, it was still on the same campus at The World Islamic Science
and Education University, Amman, Jordan, has just graduated on January 26, 2020.
“The plan is that I will study in Jordan for five years to 15 years, if I pass the test to the Masters and Doctoral levels,” said Imran who has lived with his wife in the Amir Muhammad Street area, Jabal Amman, Amman, Jordan.
Active in Online Courses
In addition to formal education, Imran also actively studying through online courses, such as:
1. Diploma in Arabic Language at A-G Center for Languages, Saudi Arabia,
graduated on October 30, 2018.
2. Diploma in General English at EF – Education First, London, UK,
passed on February 10, 2020.
3. Diploma in Global Governance at International Business Management
Institute, Berlin, Germany, graduated on May 4, 2019.
4. Diploma in American and British English at American and British
Academy, Barcelona, Spain, graduating on November 9, 2019.
The People Must be United
As a candidate for world scholars who will preach good Islam in the Philippines, Imran cares about social problems of Muslims.
According to him, based on the evidence of the word of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala in Surah Ali Imran103 and As-Sunnah, Muslims must unite.
“And hold fast to all of the cords of God as you go do jama’ah, and do not you firqah-firqah (divided) … “(Surat Ali Imran verse 103)
The word “al-jama’ah” in this verse means to be in congregation (together/united), because according to Imran:
1. In accordance with the meaning given by commentators, including Abdullah bin Mas’ud who said that what was meant was “al-jama’ah”. (Tafsir Al-Qurthuby: III/159, Tafsir Jaami’ul Bayan: IV/21)
2. The existence of qorinah lafdziyah, which is “wala tafarroqu” after the word
“Jami’an”. Ibn Kathir said that what was meant “Allah commanded them in congregation and forbade them from firqoh-firqoh.” (Tafsir Ibn Kathir: I/189)
3. Az-Zajjaj said, “The jami’an sentence is read by the text, because it becomes
haal. “(Tafsir Zaadul Masir: I/433)
So according to Imran, the meaning of the phrase “jami’an” is in congregation
in holding fast to Allah’s ropes (according to Tafsir Abi Suud: II/66).
Not all the words “jami’an” in the Qur’an mean “together (together/united),” just as not all the sentences “jami’an”
There are at least four verses in the Qur’an where the phrase “jami’an”
must mean “together (together/united)”,
that is, Letter Ali Imran verse 103, Surat An-Nisaa verse 71, Surat An-Nur verse 61 and Surat Al-Hasyr paragraph 14. (AT/RE1)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)