Six best friends in the Islamic Boarding School often hang out near the mosque towers. All of them made a promise under the tower that one day, they will go to places that they have been dreaming about.
When Alif graduated from secondary school, his mother wanted him to go to Pondok Madani, a Pesantren (religious school) in corner of Ponorogo, East Java. At first, Alif was totally against the idea. being a good son, Alif gave him faith that his parents only wish the best for him, yet half-heartedly. When Alif arrived at Pondok Madani, His heart sank even further. The Place is depressing for him and feels like a prison. It was worsened by many strict school rules and the fact that he had to step a grade down to adapt to the new system. Along the way, Alif grows closer with his roommates, Baso from Gowa, Atang from Bandung, Raja from Medan, Said from Surabaya, and Dulmajid from Madura. The six of them are often seen and hang out near the mosque towers and eventually known as the "Sahibul Menara" or the tower owners. Things are not like Alif expected. He starts to see how the school introduces him to new and modern ideas. Alif was inspired by the spirited shouts of Ustadz: "Man Jadda ...Written by
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