Yasin Bucket Challenge to nurture compassion
KUALA LUMPUR: Surah Yasin will be the main focus in the World #QuranHour as it has become a common practice for Muslims in Malaysia to recite it at ceremonies.
Warisan Ummah Ikhlas Foundation chief executive officer Marhaini Yusoff said as such, included in the programme for the World #QuranHour is the Yasin Bucket Challenge (YBC).
“YBC acts as an invitation for the public to recite and memorise Surah Yasin. They can either read the Quran or its translation.
“For the sake of the dakwah mission, as a start, we hope more people will share their videos reciting the surah on Facebook live or share their videos on other social media platforms with the World #QuranHour hashtag.
“The programme invites us to raise Surah Yasin to another level, so that we can understand the surah and change our mindset so that the value in the surah would be embedded in our character,” she said.
Marhaini also hopes the values in the surah, such as love, care for others, empathy and maintaining relationships will be a collective commitment to produce a nation filled with compassionate individuals.
World #QuranHour will start at 8.30pm at Dataran Merdeka on Aug 31, as well as at selected mosques nationwide.
It is in conjunction with the wuquf in Arafah, Mecca, on the 9th day of Zulhijjah of the Islamic calendar, which coincidentally falls on Merdeka Day.
For one hour, Quran recitations will be held to encourage reading, understanding and discussions of the holy scripture.
Media Prima Group is one of World #QuranHour’s media partners.