Dedication of An Accomplished Hafiz in Teaching Quran in Balikpapan

Ustaz Khaerul Imam is a hafiz (Quran memorizer) with a melodious voice and excels in MTQ (Quran Recital Competition). He chose to serve as a Quran teacher and preach to the community in Sepinggan, Balikpapan, East Kalimantan.

Ustaz Iman
Ustaz Iman teaches the Quran to children in the Quran Learning Center. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, BALIKPAPAN – Being often a representative of Balikpapan City in the prestigious Musabaqah Tilawatil Quran (MTQ) event at the East Kalimantan Province level is one of the achievements of Ustaz M. Khaerul Iman. He is a Quran teacher at Al-hafidz Quran Learning Center, Sepinggan Village, South Balikpapan District, Balikpapan City. From this activity, Ustaz Iman earns income for his daily needs. In addition to being a Quran teacher for children, Ustaz Iman also teaches Quran for adults and becomes a preacher.

“My Income from teaching is uncertain. On average, maybe I receive IDR 700 thousand a month. Usually, I immediately give it to my wife to buy daily needs," said Ustaz Iman, Wednesday (8/18/2021).

Ustaz Iman believes that wealth has been arranged by Allah.  He never worries even though he lives in economic limitations. People only need to be grateful. Do the best and leave the rest to Allah. “Moreover, we are fighting for the religion of Allah. Insha Allah, He will help us," said the father of one child.

Abd Khaidir Ali, ACT Balikpapan Program Team, said that to appreciate the achievements and dedication of Ustaz Iman, Global Zakat-ACT provided financial assistance, Wednesday (8/18/2021).

“His struggle for Balikpapan and its residents deserves to be appreciated. It is rare for a hafiz, with a sweet voice, willing to stay and teach the children the Quran in the village,” explained Khaidir.[]