Selasa , 28 January 2014, 21:26 WIB

Enthusiasm on Quran recitation growing among Indonesian Muslims

Rep: Fuji Pratiwi/Mutia Ramadhani/ Red: Yeyen Rostiyani
Republika/Agung Supriyanto
A man recites Quran after noon praying at Istiqlal.
A man recites Quran after noon praying at Istiqlal.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA - Growing enthusiasm in Quran recitation among Indonesian Muslims demonstrated the increasing awareness towards their holy book, chairman of Indonesian Preacher Association (IKADI), Satori Ismail said. He praised the growing interest on Quran recitation learning or tahsin. 

"A strong nation is built on strong spirituality," Ismail said.

More tahsin programs are expected to strengthen spirituality among Indonesians. Learning Quran at early age will help Muslims to build strong spiritual foundation at adolescent stage. 

Ismail said that some institutions had developed good program in teaching Quran recitation. He added that those institutions implemented various teaching methods to attract all Muslims, children and adults to learn about Quran.

Ismail admitted that translating Quranic values into daily life was not easy. But he believes that if a Muslim tries to memorize, understand, then implement one Quranic verse every day, he or she will have good understanding on the Muslim's holy book in less than 20 years.