ACTNews, BEKASI – On Wednesday (7/28/2021), Global Zakat-ACT delivered financial and food package assistance to Aan Andasari, a Quran teacher at Al-Muhajirin Mosque, Ciketing Udik Village, Bantar Gebang District, Bekasi. As a teacher who sincerely teaches the Quran to children, the life of Aan's family is far from decent.
Aan, her husband, and their four children are living in a simple house near the 5th Post of Bantar Gebang Landfill. Most of Aan’s students are the children of scavengers who live around the mosque with medium to low income.
Aan is paid IDR 200 to 300 thousand per month for teaching the Quran. However, Aan doesn’t receive her salary regularly. She can only get paid if her students pay their dues. However, if they don’t, then Aan also doesn’t get paid.
“My salary is uncertain. If the students pay their dues of IDR 200 to 300 thousand, then I will get my salary. If they can’t pay, then I also can’t receive my salary,” said Aan, Wednesday (7/28/2021).
Aan’s husband works as a scavenger. He is also a caretaker for the mosque where Aan teaches. For Aan, the activities that she and her husband do in the mosque are not to gain wealth but their devotion to Allah.
“My husband is a scavenger. He also takes care of the mosque in the morning before he goes scavenging and in the afternoon after he comes back from the landfill. For us, having activities in the mosque is a form of worship and our devotion to Allah. The mosque shouldn’t be a place for our worldly affairs. Therefore, it doesn’t matter how much salary we get,” concluded Aan.