GUIDE TO BE A BET­TER MUS­LIM

Event to fo­cus on ex­pla­na­tion of Qu­ranic verses in order to live ac­cord­ing to its teach­ings

New Straits Times - - News - FARHANA SYED NOKMAN KUALA LUMPUR news@nst.com.my

THE up­com­ing World #Qu­ranHour cam­paign aims to guide Mus­lims to be­come bet­ter Malaysians by liv­ing their lives ac­cord­ing to Qu­ranic teach­ings.

Warisan Ummah Ikhlas foun­da­tion head Datuk Hus­samud­din Yaacub said this year’s event, themed “A Nation of Com­pas­sion”, would fo­cus on tad­ab­bur (ex­pla­na­tion of Qu­ranic verses).

“The aim of this move­ment is to en­cour­age Mus­lims to (live ac­cord­ing to) the teach­ings of the Qu­ran and (to un­der­stand) the guid­ance and val­ues im­parted in it. If Mus­lims in this coun­try un­der­stand the Qu­ran prop­erly, they can be­come bet­ter Malaysians.”

Hus­samud­din said the cam­paign hoped to en­cour­age a Qu­ran-based mind­set among Malaysian Mus­lims.

“If we truly un­der­stand and prac­tise the Qu­ran’s teach­ings, we will be­come bet­ter (par­ents), bet­ter man­agers; we will be more com­pas­sion­ate, more dis­ci­plined and our coun­try will be the least cor­rupt and most de­vel­oped.

“We are pos­i­tive that through this cam­paign, the im­age of Is­lam will be up­lifted.”

The World #Qu­ranHour will be held at the In­ter­na­tional Is­lamic Univer­sity of Malaysia’s (IIUM) Sul­tan Haji Ah­mad Shah mosque at 11.30am on Aug 16.

Hus­samud­din said all na­tional lead­ers, in­clud­ing from op­po­si­tion par­ties, had been in­vited to join the pro­gramme. The or­gan­is­ers were ex­pect­ing a huge par­tic­i­pa­tion world­wide this year.

“Ac­cord­ing to our anal­y­sis, for the last 30 days, our World Qu­ran Hour cam­paign has reached 104.375 mil­lion peo­ple around the world,” said Hus­samud­din.

Merdeka #Qu­ranHour events will be held si­mul­ta­ne­ously at mosques, surau, li­braries, gov­ern­ment of­fices, pri­vate com­pa­nies, schools and higher-learn­ing in­sti­tu­tions na­tion­wide.

All Mus­lims are free to or­gan­ise their own #Qu­ranHour ses­sions on Aug 16, and those who wish to do so can log on to: bit.ly/worldquran­hour1438h for more in­for­ma­tion.

Datuk Hus­samud­din Yaacub

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