Determination of Ustaz Tamarwut’s Preaching in West Sulawesi Border

As someone who had studied religion at an Islamic Boarding School, Ustaz Tamarwut feels he must convey his knowledge.

Ustaz Tamarwut
Ustaz Tamarwut receives financial assistance from Global Zakat-ACT. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, MAMASA – ACT Mamuju visited Ustaz Tarmawut’s house in Sumarorong Village, Sumarorong District, Mamasa Regency, Thursday (11/23/2021). It took five and half hours to go to his house from Mamuju instead of three hours because landslides blocked some areas to Sumarorong Village. 

Ustaz Tamarwut is an Imam and preacher in Nurul Yaqin Mosque, Mamasa Regency. His preaching place is on the border between the Provinces of West Sulawesi and South Sulawesi.

The road to Ustaz Tamarwut's house in Sumarorong. (ACTNews)

“Muslims are a minority in Mamasa but live in harmony side by side with other believers. Nonetheless, we must accompany them so that they remain firm in Islam," said Ustaz Tamarwut.

Ustaz Tamarwut carries out his daily activity as a preacher in the mosque voluntarily. As one who had studied religion at a pesantren, he must convey his knowledge to the community.

“I plant vegetables behind the house to meet daily needs. I sell my vegetables to residents. Alhamdulillah, that is enough," he continued.

That day, Ustaz Tamarwut received financial assistance from Global Zakat-ACT. It was a form of appreciation and support from the benefactors to the preachers on the outer island.[]