100m from over­seas set to join event

New Straits Times - - News -

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

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