Ustaz Mamad’s Dedication Inspired by His Teacher’s Advice

“Our true assets are what we give to the needy,” said Ustaz Mamad, a Quran teacher from Sukoharjo.

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Ustaz Mamad receives assistance from Global Zakat-ACT. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, SUKOHARJO – You only live once, and time in this world is short. Do more good. Ustaz Mamad always remembers this piece of advice that he got from his teacher. He has tried to live by his teacher’s words of wisdom by dedicating himself to teaching Qur’an to the children in his neighborhood in Sanggrahan Village, Grogol District, Sukoharjo Regency.

“I teach the Quran in the mosque after dusk. I feel happy every time I see children recite the Quran. To me, teaching is fun and not a burden,” said Ustaz Mamad when met by the Aksi Cepat Tanggap Greater Solo team, Thursday (11/4/2021).

Ardiyan Sapto Tamrin Nugroho from ACT Greater Solo said that although Ustaz Mamad himself is not well off, he never hesitates to help his neighbors or relatives who are in need. He believes that what he gives will benefit him eventually.

“Even though his roof often leaks and his income is mediocre, he always wants to serve others without expecting anything in return. He never even asks for help with his house renovation. Instead, he often saves some money to help his neighbors,” said Ardiyan.

To fulfill his daily needs, Ustaz Mamad sells snacks that he consigns to food stalls. His income is uncertain.

To support Ustaz Mamad's struggle, Global Zakat-ACT provides assistance as a realization of ACT's support for the National Movement for Indonesian Preachers’ Prosperity which was initiated by the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI).[]