Providing Clean Water Facility in Puncak Toliamba, Wakatobi

Az-Zaitun Mosque in Puncak Toliamba, Wakatobi, is a worship place that is usually used by santris, surrounding residents, and travelers. Therefore, a clean water facility is very necessary for the mosque.

Clean Water Facility.
A number of residents use the Waqf Well facility which has just been completed at the Az-Zaitun Mosque. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, WAKATOBI – Az-Zaitun Mosque is located at Puncak Toliamba, Pada Ue Hamlet, Pada Raya Makmur Village, Wangiwangi District, Wakatobi Regency. The mosque is the center of religious activities for the locals.

“Under the Arus Hijrah Wakatobi Foundation, there are several religious activities in Az-Zaitun Mosque. Activities such as preaching, regular Muslim assembly, and Eid prayer are usually carried out here,” said Moch Nurul Ramadhan from Global Wakaf-ACT Team.

In addition to worship, Az-Zaitun Mosque is also a stopover for travelers due to its location that is close to tourist attractions and other public facilities. "Sometimes it is also used as a place to stop for families of patients at Wangi-Wangi Tourism Health Center which is next to the mosque," added Nurul.

Aside from santris (students) and travelers, some local communities can also use the mosque facilities such as water that is widely used for the needs of farmers, breeders, or just for the consumption of the surrounding community.

Considering its benefits to the community, Global Waqf-ACT built a Waqf Well unit to support the benefit of the community around the mosque, which was completed in mid-April.

“The monthly cost of providing clean water for mosques was quite pricey since they were using PDAM service. With the constructed 50 meters depth Waqf Well, the mosque no longer has to use water from PDAM, so they can save the expenses," said Nurul.

Nurul also hopes that the benefits of this Waqf Well can be extended to other locations in Indonesia. “Especially for those who really need water. We hope that with the help from benefactors, other Waqf Wells will continue to be built,” said Nurul.[]