JAKARTA. In order to welcome Ramadan 1438 H, Rumah Zakat held a Tarhib Ramadan event held simultaneously in 28 cities, namely Bandung, Jakarta, Aceh, Balikpapan, Bandar Lampung, Banjarmasin, Batam, Bekasi, Bogor, Cilegon, Cimahi, Cirebon, Depok, Jayapura , Makassar, Malang, Medan, Padang, Palembang, Pekanbaru, Pontianak, Samarinda, Semarang, Solo, Surabaya, Tangerang, Yogyakarta and Kediri on Sunday (21/5).
“About 5 more days we will meet the month of Ramadan, therefore Rumah Zakat wants to invite the community to greet it with joy through various activities, such as Ramadan parade, Quran khataman, free medical checkup and the distribution of Imsakiyah Ramadan schedule,” explained Nur Efendi, CEO of Rumah Zakat.
In Jakarta, the Tarhib Ramadhan activity began with the Carnival Parade. Start and finish is in the Statue of Horse through HI Round Jakarta, followed by Khataman Al-Quran, tales before Ramadan, Ramadan poetry readings, free health services, and the performance of Marawis and Percusi Juara.
“The event of Tarhib Ramadhan in Jakarta, as a form of our joy in welcoming the holy month of Ramadan, Khataman recitation of Al Quran with Rumah Zakat’s foster children is a start to increase worship and continue to share sand pread the spirit of goodness in the holy month of Ramadan, “said Nur Lutfiyana, Branch Manager of Rumah Zakat Jakarta.
Ramadan is also called syahrul quran or month of Al-Quran, because in that month the Quran is revealed. Therefore, the activity of reading Quran became one of the main deeds in the month of Ramadan.
“To start the habit of reading Al-Quran, Rumah Zakat make the activities of al-Quran khataman as the core activities of tarhib Ramadan 1438 H. Rumah Zakat target khataman Quran is followed by 10,000 people across Indonesia consisting of children awardees of Juara scholarship, Members of Rumah Zakat business, volunteers and the general public, “said Nur Efendi.
To support the increased reading activity of the Qur’an in the community during Ramadan, Rumah Zakat initiated Syiar Quran program, the Iqro and Al-Quran packages that will be distributed in various regions of Indonesia, especially the urban and rural areas with minimal Quran facilities.
“In this year, Rumah Zakat will distribute 9307 packages of Quran Shit that will be spread in 100 locations throughout Indonesia. The hope, people can be more motivated to read Quran in the month of Ramadan with the new facilities of the Qur’an” Closed Nur Efendi.