Worship and Spreading Useful Knowledge Motivate Haeruman as Teacher

Haeruman makes teaching as his worship to Allah. He wants the knowledge he spread to be his continuous alms even after he passed away.

Haeruman, honorary teacher.
Haeruman (middle) with his students when receiving assistance from Global Zakat-ACT. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, CIAMIS – “When a man dies, his deeds come to an end except for three things: Sadaqah Jariyah (ceaseless charity); a knowledge which is beneficial, or a virtuous descendant who prays for him (for the deceased)."

The hadith of Prophet Muhammad above is believed by Haeruman, an honorary teacher in Hegarmanah Village, Codolog District, Ciamis Regency. For Haeruman, the hadith is what makes him stay as a teacher until now. He hopes, later, when he had passed away, the knowledge he taught to his students will be beneficial to their lives.

“I want to get the rewards of the shared knowledge. Later, even though I had passed away, Insha Allah, the rewards will continue to flow for me,” said Haeruman to ACTNews, Wednesday (12/1/2021).

His sincerity in teaching has made him never make a fuss about his small salary. For him, teaching is merely worshiping rather than collecting wealth.

“I become a farmer to make a living by managing my sibling’s field. Alhamdulillah, the result is enough to fulfill my daily needs,” said the man who has become a teacher since 1996.

In order to support Haeruman’s struggle as a teacher, Global Zakat-ACT provided financial assistance for him on Wednesday (12/1/2021). Haeruman expressed his gratitude and wishes for the assistance to be distributed widely in many regions in Indonesia. “Therefore, there can be more teachers to be assisted,” he said.[]