Ustaz Harianto Spreads the Message of Islam in Morowali Jungles

Preaching Islam to one of the oldest tribes in Morowali, Ustaz Harianto has to travel for three hours to get to their settlements. He also teaches Qur’an and held Islamic classes in Luwuk, Banggai.

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Ustaz Harianto teaches Qur’an to the children in Luwuk, Banggai. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, BANGGAI REGENCY – Da’wah or Islamic propagation is a work that is not easy. Muslim preachers who dedicate themselves to spreading the message of Islam, especially to remote communities, often have to deal with obstacles and difficulties. However, many of these Muslim preachers never relent in spite of the hardship they face.

One of these Muslim preachers is Ustaz Harianto, who spreads the message of Islam to Wana tribespeople. Wana tribe is one of the oldest tribes that settle in Sulawesi. They are nomadic people who rely on hunting and shifting cultivation. Ustaz Harianto further added, he has to take a three-hour journey to their settlements.

“There are difficulties that I have to deal with, especially because I have to take a long journey. For me, however, it is not an obstacle. Rather, it boosts our spirit to preach Islam to all corners of this country. Our brothers and sisters need to know the beautiful message of Islam,” narrated Ustaz Harianto.

When he’s not preaching to Wana tribespeople, he teaches Qur’an to the children and holds Islamic classes in mosques in Luwuk, Banggai.

“Knowledge is something we have to disseminate because the real value of knowledge is about how it can benefit others. Insha Allah, our da’wah work will be made easy and blessed by Allah,” added Ustaz Herianto.

To appreciate Ustaz Harianto’s service, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) and Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia (MRI) Luwuk Banggai provide sponsorship for him. “Insha Allah, this sponsorship will strengthen those who sincerely dedicate themselves to Islamic propagation without expecting anything in return,” said Diah Fahri Sahada from ACT Luwuk Banggai Program Department. []