Site Sukamanah (KH. Zaenal Mutofa)

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Site Sukamanah (KH. Zaenal Mutofa), located in Kp. Bageur Village Cimerah Singaparna District, a distance of about 15 Km from the city center Tasikmalaya, one of the historical relics of Independence, as a symbol of resistance against Japanese occupation.

 
Brief History
KH. Zaenal Mustofa is a great scholar who was awarded as one of the National Pahalawan Indonesia, even as the respect and gratitude Tasikmalaya made his name as the name of a street in urban centers Tasikmalaya.
KH. Zaenal Mustofa was born into a peasant family in the village of Kampung Bageur Cimerah Singaparna 1901. In his childhood he was named Hudaeni. Since childhood he has been getting religious knowledge of teachers in the village where he was born. Small Hudaeni extremely intelligent in accepting that Hudaeni continue teaching religious education in some boarding school in West Java. For 17 years, Hudaeni wander to and fro to draw a variety of religious knowledge, including on mountain boarding and Cileunga Pari. Among his friends Hudaeni known to dialogue and exchange ideas in addressing the various issues that he recommended to go to Mecca and Medina, studying her pilgrimage.
On his return from the Holy Land, Hudaeni named KH. Zaenal Mustofa and established boarding school in his hometown in the Kampong
 
Bageur. Boarding School was founded in 1927 AD by the boarding school named Sukamanah. Concomitant
Over time, schools Sukamanah growing very rapidly. In addition to the increasing number of students, KH. Zaenal Mustofa also reform the education system, among others in the 1930's schools provide Tafsir Al-Qur'an in the Sundanese language to facilitate understanding of the content of the meaning of the Qur'an. Besides, he also taught Dutch terhadapsantri-santrinya, so boarding is becoming the biggest and schools as a center for Islamic missionary movement symbols throughout East Priangan.
In the era of the 1940s resistance to the colonial government unrest flared again in parts of the country, as well as in Tasikmalaya. At the age of 40, KH. Zaenal Mustofa bravely evokes the spirit of nationalism, unite the dignity of this nation from colonialism. This attitude arises from an unwavering belief in the teachings of Islam, that the occupation by a nation against another nation is unjust deeds, and munkar shall be confronted and eradicated, so on November 17, 1941, KH Zaenal mustofa with his friends including KH Ruhiyat from boarding school Cipasung, H Siroj, and Safi'i Hambali was captured by the Dutch on charges of "inciting the people." Since then thousands of students echoed taqbir and jihad to fight against the Dutch. Then on January 10, 1942 KH Zaenal Mustofa with her friends released as an attempt to defuse resistance. However, resistance KH. Zaenal Mustofa and students-santrinya not stop, he was arrested and put back in prison in February 1942 Ciamis. Then the Japanese troops freed KH. Zaenal Mustofa in March 1942, with a longing for him to cooperate and help Japan.
 
Yet another fact, patriotic and nationalistic spirit, fueled by an unwavering faith to Allah SWT against each kemungkaran, KH. Zaenal Mustofa convening of resistance against the colonizers. KH. Zaenal Mustofa also explicitly rejected the implementation of "Seikeirei" (respect for the emperor of Japan) because these actions contradict and would destroy the unity of Muslims. Besides KH. Zaenal Mustofa oppose the implementation of "Romusha" because he considered demeaning the dignity of this nation. Dated January 25, 1944, KH. Zaenal Mustofa plan of resistance against the Japanese invaders, but the plan is wafted by Japan and Japan also sent emissaries to boarding Sukamanah for talks with KH. Zaenal Mustofa. The end of negotiations
KH does not shake. Zaenal Mustofa to continue to fight against the Japanese.
Late in February, Japan sent troops in large numbers with a more complete arsenal to quell KH. Zaenal Mustofa, then came the fierce battle between Japanese forces against KH. zaenal mustofa and students-were armed only with machetes santrinya and bamboo spears. This battle dekenal as the "Battle of Singaparna". Due to the unbalanced forces, the battle was won by the Japanese invaders. A total of 89 people died in the fighting students and KH. Zaenal Mustofa and his 22 followers were arrested and taken to London. Then on October 25th, 1944 KH. Zaenal Mustafa and his followers executed in Jakarta. Thanks to his services he was awarded a National Movement hero through Presidential Decree No.. 064/TK/tahun 1972 dated 6 November 1972.
 
Sources: Disparbud Kab. Tasikmalaya


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