Actor to again promote read Quran campaign
SHAH ALAM: After walking for over 47km to promote the World#QuranHour campaign last September, Datuk Rosyam Nor plans to do it again this year.
This time, the actor planned to beat his record by walking a longer distance to urge to Muslims to read the Quran daily.
Rosyam, who is the campaign ambassador, said he wanted to increase the awareness among Muslims on the importance of learning to read and understand the holy book.
He said no Muslims should be ashamed to admit if they don’t know how to read the book and that they should start learning it.
Rosyam said he only started to learn how to read the Quran following his father's death eight years ago.
“It was when my father died that it came to me that I should learn how to read the Quran.
“Because when his lifeless body was lying in front of me, I could not read the verses because I did not know how to. I was 42 then.
“I started learning from a teacher three years later, and alhamdulillah (praise be to God) , I khatam (completed) the entire 30 verses in January last year. I also managed to khatam Quran again, this time in Mecca.
“If I could admit that I did not know how to read Quran and decided to start learning, I believe no one should be ashamed to admit it and do the same,” he told editors of media agencies at Karangkraf office in Section 15, here yesterday.
Rosyam was attending the roundtable briefing and meeting on #QuranHour campaign, which is co-organised by Warisan Ummah Ikhlas Foundation and 10 media agencies, including The New Straits Times Press Bhd, Media Prima Bhd television stations, RTM, Astro, Bernama and Karangkraf.
The media companies came together for the second time after organising the same campaign last year, which saw its peak programme World#QuranHour held at the International Islamic University's Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Mosque (SHAS) in Gombak.
The #QuranHour campaign this year is divided into three major programmes; namely My#QuranHour, which is aimed at promoting Muslims to read the Quran an hour daily throughout the year; Malaysia#QuranHour and World#QuranHour.
Malaysia#QuranHour will be held at the Tuanku Zainal Abidin Mosque in Putrajaya on the 24th day of Ramadan this year, starting at noon.
Themed “Bangsa Berbudi dan Penyayang”, it is expected to attract participation of millions of Muslims to read the Quran.
The World#QuranHour will be held at SHAS mosque from 12pm to 1pm on Aug 31 (9 Zulhijjah).
Actor Datuk Rosyam Nor (front row, sixth from right) and Karangkraf chief executive officer Datuk Hussamuddin Yaacub (front row, fifth from right) with media representatives holding placards supporting the World#QuranHour campaign in Shah Alam yesterday.