Overseas Muslims to join #QuranHour
KUALA LUMPUR: Muslims in South Korea, New Zealand and Australia have pledged to join a Malaysian programme called World #QuranHour on Aug 31.
The involvement of overseas Muslims is due to the efforts by the alumni of International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).
Programme secretariat coordinator Siti Aisyah Ibrahim said the three countries were expected to hold the World #QuranHour in various locations, with at least 50 participants in each location.
“As there aren’t many countries, we have set a target of 50 participants for each location.
“We are waiting for confirmation from other countries to join as well,” she told Berita Harian on Monday.
Siti Aisyah said the secretariat acknowledged the efforts of the alumni in drawing participation from other countries, specifically foreign students at IIUM.
She said her team was confident that more countries would apply to join the programme, now in its third year.
World #QuranHour will start at 12 noon at Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Mosque at IIUM on Aug 31, as well as in selected mosques.
It is held in conjunction with the wuquf in Arafah, Mecca, on the ninth day of Zulhijjah of the Islamic calendar, which coincidently falls on the same day as National Day.
Media Prima Group is one of World #QuranHour’s media partners.