Cibuntu Residents Joyful to Have New Mosque

In the next few days, residents of Cibuntu, Taraju District, Tasikmalaya Regency will have a new mosque thanks to the support from Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT)’s donor who funded the reconstruction of the mosque.

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The demolition of the old Arrahman mosque in Tasikmalaya Regency. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, TASIKMALAYA – For 12, years, Arrahman Mosque in Cibuntu, Taraju District, Tasikmalaya Regency, has stood. Over time, the semi-permanent mosque has dilapidated. Nevertheless, it was still used as a center for religious activities in the village.

Physically, the mosque’s walls were made of glass fiber reinforced concrete and the roofs were asbestos sheets. The mosque lacked adequate facilities and religious teachers needed to deliver lessons in the weekly Islamic class.

The villagers have been working to have a better mosque. They worked together and raised funds for the renovation of their beloved mosque. Sadly, due to the locals’ low economic condition, the mosque never underwent major renovations.

Support from ACT and donor for mosque renovation

In an effort to help Cibuntu Residents have a better mosque, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) Tasikmalaya and the family of Ferzana Servia supported the renovation of Arrahman Mosque. On Sunday (1/9/2022), the mosque that was renamed Khatijah Bibi Mosque began its major renovation.

“The reconstruction is ongoing, starting with the demolition of the old building. Based on our estimation, the reconstruction will complete within the next forty days,” said Fauzi from ACT Tasikmalaya Branch, Sunday (1/9/2022).

ACT Tasikmalaya Branch has renovated several mosques within its working area to provide adequate houses of worship. []