Ustaz Jemakun Sees Preaching as Every Muslim’s Obligation

To Ustaz Jemakun, da'wah is an obligation that must be carried out by believing Muslims.

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Ustaz Jemakun (ACTNews)

ACTNews, CENTRAL BUTON – 2017 was the year when Ustaz Jemakun first received an offer to be a Quran teacher at Nurul Jihad Islamic Boarding School in Central Buton, Southeast Sulawesi. To him, da’wah is an obligation that every believing Muslim has to fulfill. At that time, the school was short of teaching staff while the number of students was increasing.

“The children were very eager to learn the Quran, but they had no teachers. We couldn’t turn them away just because we were short of staff. Hence, I began to teach here to fulfill my duty to do da’wah. It doesn’t matter if my salary isn’t as big as teaching in bigger schools,” said the man who hails from West Muna to Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) Central Sulawesi, Saturday (11/25/2021).

Ustaz Jemakun said the school isn’t only short of teaching staff but also in need of proper facilities, including toilets. The students often have to queue for the toilet.

“They often come late to class due to queuing for the restroom,” said Ustaz Jemakun.

In spite of the challenges, Ustaz Jemakun will not falter. He will continue teaching the words of Allah to the students in the area. []