Ar Rahman Islamic Boarding School Students Do Not Have Access to a Proper Mosque

The construction of the mosque at the Ar-Rahman Islamic Boarding School in Mamuju was halted in 2007 due to a lack of funds. The mosque's condition is no longer suitable for daily worship.

Ar-Rahman Kabuloang Islamic Boarding School
The front of the Ar-Rahman Kabuloang Islamic Boarding School Mosque in Mamuju's Kalukku District. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, MAMUJUThe mosque at Ar-Rahman Kabuloang Islamic Boarding School, Kalukku District, Mamuju Regency, a crucial place for the Islamic boarding school, is still in poor condition. It is because the construction of this mosque ceased 15 years ago, in 2007. The main reason for the suspension of construction of this mosque was a lack of funds. According to Ade Putra of the Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) Mamuju team, the mosque building at the Ar-Rahman Islamic Boarding School currently has only wooden walls that do not cover the roof, and the floor is still cemented.

"Because the wooden walls are only half the height of the building, the rain will fall. The zinc roof is also riddled with holes and easily leaks. Even though the mosque building is very important as a center for students' worship and education activities, this condition makes students uncomfortable," Ade explained on Friday (5/13/2022).


Students from the Ar-Rahman Islamic Boarding School pray in congregation at the mosque. (ACTNews)

The Ar-Rahman Islamic Boarding School currently has 180 students enrolled. They come from a variety of backgrounds, particularly low-income families. Both locals and students use this mosque of the Islamic boarding school. However, the building cannot accommodate all congregations due to its small size. In addition to the mosque's inadequate main structure, toilet facilities still use wooden beds with sarong doors. "This is certainly not conducive to students or congregations to worship there," Ade added. []