Mosque Damaged by the Earthquake Rebuilt and Inaugurated

The only mosque in Poan Selatan Hamlet that was destroyed by the 2018 earthquake has now been reestablished. The mosque, now named Ibadurrahman Mosque, was inaugurated by the West Lombok government and an ACT donor last week.

Inauguration of the Ibadurrahman Mosque by ACT West Nusa Tenggara. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, LOMBOK - After two years, the hope of the residents of South Poan Hamlet, Guntur Macan Village, Gunungsari District, West Lombok Regency, for a new mosque have now been realized. Aksi Cepat Tanggap West Nusa Tenggara has rebuilt a mosque which was destroyed by the earthquake.

The mosque, formerly known as the Hidayatullah Mosque, was founded in 1993. Now, the mosque is named Ibadurrahman Mosque after undergoing an extensive renovation. Initially only nine-by-nine meter-wide, the mosque is now 12-by-12 meter wide.

The renovation only took 45 days, involving construction workers from Java with the assistance from South Poan residents.

The Ibadurrahman Mosque was inaugurated by the Head of the West Nusa Tenggara Provincial Welfare Bureau and an ACT Donor, Saturday (10/17). Ahmad Masyhuri, Head of the NTB Provincial Welfare Bureau, on behalf of the Governor of NTB, expressed his gratitude to ACT. "Thank you for assisting the people of NTB through the disaster and at the same time providing aid to them," he said.

ACT donor, Mohammed Samir Alabsi, also felt the joy when he saw the people of South Poan Hamlet happy about the new mosque, “Alhamdulillah, I feel excited and happy to be able to present a gift to brothers and sisters in South Poan Hamlet. This mosque is also a gift for on behalf of my mother. She asked me to build a mosque, and her wish can be realized with the help of Aksi Cepat Tanggap," said Mohammed.

ACT NTB Branch Manager Lalu Muhammad Alfian who was also present at the inauguration of the Ibadurrahman mosque also expressed his happiness. As an intermediary for kindness, ACT connects donors with the needy. []