Yasin Bucket Chal­lenge to nur­ture com­pas­sion

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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.

Marhaini Yu­soff

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