Reg­is­ter on­line to join cam­paign, says foun­da­tion head

New Straits Times - - News -

KUALA LUMPUR: Those who wish to set up venues to join in the World#Qu­ranHour cam­paign can reg­is­ter on­line.

Warisan Ummah Ikhlas Foun­da­tion chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer, Marhaini Yu­soff, yes­ter­day said they could do so with the or­gan­is­ers via the of­fi­cial link at http://bit.ly/worldquran­hour1438h,

With 18 days to go to the cam­paign on Aug 31, an ini­tia­tive by the foun­da­tion, Marhaini said things were run­ning smoothly thus far.

The cam­paign is set to take place si­mul­ta­ne­ously at sev­eral lo­ca­tions through­out the coun­try and across the globe.

Peo­ple are in­vited to join the event which is aimed to en­cour­age Mus­lims to read, un­der­stand and prac­tise the time­less lessons of the Qu­ran.

“Ev­ery­one is wel­come to par­tic­i­pate, re­gard­less of age, gen­der and pro­fes­sion. No reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired.

“The main venues for the event in­clude the Sul­tan Haji Ah­mad Shah Mosque at the In­ter­na­tional Is­lamic Uni­ver­sity of Malaysia (UIAM), the Sul­tan Iskandar Mosque in Ban­dar Dato Onn, Jo­hor Baru, the Crys­tal Mosque in Ta­man Ta­madun Is­lam, Kuala Tereng­ganu, as well as De­wan Ba­hasa dan Pus­taka in Kuch­ing, Sarawak.”

She said the Merdeka #Qu­ranHour was only in­tro­duced this year.

The World #Qu­ranHour cam­paign is held every year.

While the World #Qu­ranHour is set to take place from 11am to 1pm, the Merdeka #Qu­ranHour, will be held in the evening from 5pm to 11pm at Dataran Merdeka.

Marhaini said the Merdeka Day cel­e­bra­tion this year will be dif­fer­ent, as it would be filled with spir­i­tual ac­tiv­i­ties, where the peo­ple would be recit­ing the Qu­ran at the same time at the coun­try’s his­tor­i­cal land­mark.

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