ACT Builds Mosque for Muslim Converts in Sangbua - Tana Toraja

ACT Builds Mosque for Muslim Converts in Sangbua - Tana Toraja

ACTNews, TANA TORAJA – At least 20 of motorcycles and five cars moved to Sangbua Hamlet in Lembang Kaduaja Village in Gandangbatu Sillanan Sub-District, Tana Toraja Regency, South Sulawesi where the newly-converted Muslims live. The heavy rains and muddy roads did not stop Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) South Sulawesi team from visiting 76 Muslim converts families living in Toraja on Friday (1/18).

The team’s visit to the settlement of the Muslim converts was part of the initiative to build the first mosque in Sangbua. Through the steep path across the hills and cliffs, the team finally arrived at the village known for its hospitality.

The Sangbua Muslim converts settlement lies around 1,700 meters above sea level. The temperature in the village was cold, but the hospitality of the locals as well as the traditional snacks and cups of Toraja Arabica coffee has warmed up the situation. The exhaustion after a 12-hour travel was alleviated by the qasida sung by the Muslim ladies and teenagers of Sangbua.

“We thank ACT for facilitating the construction of our mosque. May it bring blessings to all,” said Tamin on behalf of the villagers.

Nur Ali Akbar of ACT South Sulawesi Program team stated that the construction of the mosque for Muslim converts in Sangbua was a collaboration between ACT and Kitabisa.com, supported by the crowdfunding donors.

“Insha Allah, we aim to provide a place for 500 Sangbua Muslims to pray and hold Islamic activities in a mosque that they have been trying to build for nine yers,” concluded Akbar. []

 

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