ACTNews, TANGERANG – Baitu Nur Mosque is no more than a simple prayer room with no luxurious amenities. This mosque was built on waqf land. Previously, it did not have sanitation facilities for the congregants. There was only one big cement tub to collect rainwater for them to make ablution.
The Mosque is located in Koper Village, Kresek District, Tangerang Regency, and has been active since 1967. For over 50 years, the worshippers have relied on rainwater.
Rodi Maryanto from the team of Global Wakaf-ACT Tangerang explained that the stored rainwater used to be the only water source available for the worshippers. “During the dry season, they use water from people's houses or the rivers," explained Rodi, Thursday (6/24/2021).
This June, Global Wakaf-ACT built a Waqf Well for the community in Koper Village. The 50-meter-deep bore well is expected to be a new source of water for residents and especially for the congregants.
“This Waqf Well is one of the implementations of waqf from the donors. This effort will help many people in need," said Rodi.
A sanitation facility and toilet are built in the Baitu Nur Mosque to facilitate the worship of the residents. (ACTNews)
In addition to building Waqf Wells, Global Wakaf-ACT also planted dozens of waqf mango trees to empower people in Koper Village.
Wilan, one of the residents, expressed his gratitude for the assistance from Global Wakaf-ACT. “Alhamdulillah, we thank Global Wakaf-ACT for building the Waqf Well. Hopefully, Allah will bless Global Wakaf-ACT and the benefactors," said Wilan.