MUS­LIMS TO OB­SERVE QU­RAN HOUR

Event to high­light sig­nif­i­cance and un­der­stand­ing of surah Yassin

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THE world #Qu­ranHour will be ob­served on Aug 31 this year, in con­junc­tion with haj pil­grims per­form­ing the Wukuf in Arafah, Saudi Ara­bia.

In­ter­na­tional Is­lamic Univer­sity (IIUM) will be host­ing the event again, which will be held at its Sul­tan Haji Ah­mad Shah mosque be­tween 11am and 1pm.

Yayasan Warisan Ummah Ikhlas chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Marhaini Yu­soff said the event would high­light the sig­nif­i­cance of the surah Yassin as it was the heart of the Qu­ran.

Marhaini said Mus­lims in Malaysia read the Yassin, but rarely in­cor­po­rated it into their lives.

“I hope the event this year will help Mus­lims re­alise the im­por­tance of surah Yassin and un­der­stand the real mean­ing of it.

“Hence, we are stress­ing the read­ing, un­der­stand­ing and im­ple­ment­ing the con­tents of surah Yassin on daily ba­sis dur­ing the pro­gramme,” she said.

Malaysian ac­tor Datuk Rosyam Nor, who is also the icon for World #Qu­ranHour, will be climb­ing the Kuala Lumpur Tower on foot while hold­ing the World #Qu­ranHour and Malaysian flags on the day of the event.

Trans­la­tion from the verse cited: “That Day, we will seal over their mouths, and their hands will speak to Us, and their feet will tes­tify about what they used to earn.” Rosyam walked 47km to pro­mote World #Qu­ranHour last Septem­ber.

The pro­gramme that aims to unite Mus­lims across the globe, will see them recit­ing Qu­ranic verses from the holy Qu­ran and surah Yassin si­mul­ta­ne­ously for an hour.

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