Ustaz Ahmad Muzammil's Willingness to Teach the Quran in a Remote Hamlet

Many ustaz (Islamic preachers) in the rural areas teach Quran and Islamic knowledge without receiving any payment. Ahmad Muzammil is one of them. He is happy every time he sees his students very enthusiastic about learning the religion of Islam.

Ustaz Muzammil and his students
Ustaz Ahmad Muzammil teaches Quran to the children. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, BANTUL – The Islamic classes in Ustaz Ahmad Muzammil’s house in Sindet Hamlet, Wukirsari Village, Imogiri District, Bantul Regency, Yogyakarta, began with a neighbor who came asking him to teach his child. “Over time, more children came to me without me inviting them. They came here not with their parents, unlike children who are enrolling in a school. They came by themselves, asking to be taught to recite the Quran,” said Muzammil, Sunday (31/5/2021).

Currently there are 30 children who attend the class. Muzammil’s wife has been helping him to teach the children. To further facilitate the Islamic class, he also built a wudu facility in front of his house as the number of students increases. They no longer have to perform wudu in Muzammil’s restroom.

"Because there are more and more children, and the house is getting crowded. There used to be a long line of children waiting to perform wudu at my house because some of them used to spend time in the restroom playing with the water. I decided to make a wudu facility in front of my house so that they no longer have to wait for a long time,” he said.

He does not receive any payment from teaching these children. In fact, he covers the electricity expense from peddling snacks.

"Yes, they learn the Quran here for free. What’s important for me is that they are enthusiastic about learning the Quran. It makes me very happy.  Alhamdulillah, Allah gives me the provision to pay for the electricity and my daily expenses from me selling tempura during the day,” he said.

Muzammil is one of the thousands of Islamic teachers who sincerely teach the Quran to the children as the future generation of the Muslim community. He never expected the slightest financial assistance nor payment. To support him, Global Zakat-ACT provided financial assistance from the Sahabat Dai Indonesia program. “I thank the benefactors very much. We hope that the benefits of this program could further expand,” he hoped.[]