100m from overseas set to join event
KUALA LUMPUR: World #QuranHour is anticipating 100 million participants from across the globe.
Muslims in the country can mark their calendar for World #QuranHour on Aug 31 (9 Zulhijjah) between 12pm and 1pm.
The programme that enjoyed overwhelming response last year will be held at Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah mosque at the International Islamic University Malaysia.
The event will see Muslims recite Quranic verses for an hour in conjunction with pilgrims performing Wukuf in Arafah, Saudi Arabia.
Programme secretariat coordinator Siti Aisyah Ibrahim said this year’s event would be slightly different as it would aim more on understanding and practising the teachings in one’s life.
“We urged Muslims to go back to the teaching of the Quran and understand the true meaning of it,” she told New Straits Times.
As there are four events this year, the number of expected participants would be greater than last year, said Yayasan Warisan Ummah Ikhlas chief executive officer Marhaini Yusoff.
“The event will start off at IIUM, followed by Gema Wahyu, Gema Takbir and Merdeka #QuranHour in Dataran Merdeka here.
“With the theme ‘A Nation of Compassion’, we welcome visitors, regardless of political affiliations.”
Marhaini reminded participants to bring along their Quran and surah Yassin. By Wan Norlela Wan Sazali