Balancing Your Life with Reciting Al Quran in Project Child Indonesia

by Dyah Prajnandhari (Content Writer Intern)

In order to bring spiritual balance in your life, you may do various activities such as yoga, taking a walk, or reading books. Others may go with religious activities like attending a service or coming to places of worship. To be close to God is believed to be one of the ways to gain peace in their life. by

In Project Child, we facilitate the interns and volunteers to take a break from their busy life and sit for a while to find the balance that we all need. Held on Friday every week, Reciting Quran is one of the mediums for the interns and volunteers to take a chance to learn more about the Holy Book. The activity is not always reciting, but also discovering more about teachings of Quran that have not been taught before.

This club doesn’t focus only on the activity of reciting but also discusses fundamental topics of the Quran, such as the history of it, Tajweed, or known as the set of rules of correct pronunciation and Makhorijul Letters or explanation of the pronunciation of the letter hijaiyah.

Nadhia Dheany Pramesti or Nadhia, one of the interns from the Sekolah Sungai program, surely enjoyed this weekly club. She said she is happy that PCI initiated this club.

“This club helps me to learn more about the Quran. I am content that PCI offers us with this club so that I don’t have to find it outside anymore.”

A volunteer from the Drinking Water Program, Muhammad Chanif Hidayat or Hanif, also expressed that he feels glad about this club. “This is a good program as I usually only see this kind of program in Islamic High Schools.”

Both of them said that they had chances to learn how to recite the Quran in different ways; for example, how people outside Indonesia recite Al-Fatihah differently because they are taught to read it differently. It helps them to understand that Islam teachings are different, although every Muslim has the Quran as the fundamental source of the teachings. They also liked subjects like Makhorijul Letters, because it wasn’t the usual material that they learn in schools. 

Nadia and Hanif wish that this club would benefit them in the future.

“We always learn something in this club.”

Although the club is on hold for a while because of the self-quarantine policy that PCI has to stop the spread of COVID-19, it surely would be back with more various teachings that every member of the club hasn’t discovered yet.