PROCHESTA believes that the Qur’an is the holiest scripture for Muslims that is considered as the prime source of most authentic revealed knowledge. The Qur’an, which is the most respected book for Muslims, stresses on the supremacy of knowledge and repeatedly commands to do and promote righteous deeds (m’aruf) and block harmful wrong doings (munkar) which are pivotal to development activities. Unfortunately, over 90% of the Muslim population does not know how to read the Qur’an, the holy book that they love more than their own lives and effects, let alone understanding the teachings thereof. This is simply due to lack of facility at social level and lack of financial capability at individual and family levels. Notwithstanding the fact that the government is committed to establishing adequate number of schools, colleges and universities and many non-governmental individuals and entities are putting so much efforts for the advancement of education, the conventional education system is not responsible for teaching the population how to read the Qur’an and how to integrate the teachings thereof into the mainstream education system of this Muslim nation. As such, a Muslim who passes through all levels of education and receives the highest degree, PhD for example, in the conventional system, remains ignorant in the reading and teachings of the Qur’an unless taught in a family environment or through personal efforts or educated in purely religious education system. Therefore, PROCHESTA is firmly committed to providing all facilities to teach the village children how to read the Qur’an for which a Qur’anic school has been established at the PROCHESTA masjid for all villagers.  Of highlight, the school holds classes for children in the early morning, four batches of women during the day time and two batches of working class elderly people at night. The school has a full time teacher who is well trained in scientific method of teaching the Qur’an in perfect and efficient way as opposed to the traditional unscientific way.

Village children, boys and girls, attending Qur’anic school at PROCHESTA masjid.

The elderly village farmers attending Qur’anic school at PROCHESTA masjid.

Village women are utilizing their free time by attending Qur’anic school organized by PROCHESTA.

Subject to availability of resources, PROCHESTA is determined to gradually expand the school to all other villages and cover all Muslim population under the Qur’anic teaching with aim to develop them as righteous material human beings who can participate in and partner development activities as effective and efficient agents of change. An estimated amount of $ 100 per month per village will allow PROCHESTA to expand the Qur’anic school program with significant impact on the ground and cover many villages. The Prophet (pbuh) said, “the best amongst you is the one who learns and teaches the Qur’an”.