26 Years of Serving as a Quran Teacher; Ujang's Spirit Never Stops

Even though he lives a simple life, Ustaz Ujang Mahmudin never gives up on educating the children around his house.

Fifty students
Fifty students study the Quran at Ustaz Ujang’s house. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, GARUT REGENCY – Ustaz Ujang Mahmudin is a resident of Cikalimeneng Hamlet, Karangmulya Village, Karangpawitan District, Garut Regency. Every day, people can hear the sound of children reciting the Quran from his house. "Currently, there are about 50 students, ranging from the elementary students to those who have graduated from junior high school," said Ujang, Tuesday (12/14/2021).

Students study at Ustaz Ujang's cramped house. The house of Ustaz Ujang has been damaged in several places. As with the roof, when it rains, it leaks. The children had to relocate to a smaller space.

Although the facilities are relatively limited, the students' spirit is maintained. It has been proved that Ustaz Ujang has been teaching for approximately 26 years.

Ustaz Ujang works as an odong-odong (kiddie ride) driver to support his family. "I rent odong-odong from others and can earn up to IDR 50 thousand per day. That is if it does not rain," said Ustaz Ujang.

Global Zakat-ACT supports Ustaz Ujang's struggle in educating. Global Zakat team provided this assistance through the National Movement for Indonesian Preachers’ Prosperity.

"Hopefully, it will be beneficial and a blessing for me. Also, Allah will reward the benefactors. May they live long, be given abundant wealth, and safe in this world and the hereafter,” Ustaz Ujang wished.[]