Over­seas Mus­lims to join #Qu­ranHour

New Straits Times - - News -

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.

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