Yogyakarta (ANTARA News) - Visiting Prince Charles of Britain observed the activities of students at the Ali Maksum Islamic boarding school in Bantul on his visit to Yogyakarta on Tuesday. Observing various educational units in the school, he saw students who were just learning in the classroom and even heard a student reciting Koran verses. After learning about the verses, Prince Charles said such verses could encourage people to do good to the environment and in turn save the earth from environmental destruction.
The school`s secretary, Khoirul Fuad, said "He wants to see how students are learning computer and language and reciting verses as well as using an internet service,"
Fuad said Prince Charles was very interested in Islam and he paid a lot of attention to Islam and therefore he came here to directly see by himself the daily activities in the school. On Prince Charles` interest in hearing the recital of the Koran verses Fuad hoped he would receive Allah`s guidance after that and was interested to convert to Islam.
"That is not impossible because several British parliament members also embrace Islam," he said.
Prince Charles is welcomed in Yogyakarta, where 90 % of the population is Muslims, with great joy. He, who is one of the most followed people in the world, stated that he was interested in Islam in a great deal. Prince Charles’ sympathy towards Islam is significant for Muslims, in terms of showing that Islam is in a rapid rise in the world.