KUALA LUMPUR – Mosques and surau throughout the country resonated with the readings of the Quran in conjunction with the Malaysia #QuranHour.
The third edition of the one-hour programme, which is being held during the last 10 days of Ramadan and began at noon today, has received over-whelming response from Muslims in the country.
With the theme “Courteous and Loving Race” the programme was organised on a large-scale at the Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque in Putrajaya, as well as several other locations throughout the country.
In PUTRAJAYA, about 5,000 people gathered in the mosque for the programme which was also attended by the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Muizzudin Shah.
Meanwhile in KUALA LUMPUR, more than 200 staff and students of the International Islamic University also read the Quran in the Haji Ahmad Shah Mosque in the campus in Gombak.
Also taking part in the programme is the public library throughout the country which organised the programme #MalaysiaNgaji bersempena Malaysia #QuranHour which involved various strata of the society including school children.
The Director-General of the National Library, Datuk Nafisah Ahmad said the second edition of the programme, which was being held to strengthen the culture of quran reading, targeted one million participants to take part.
He said 739,645 participants took part in the inaugural programme held on June 29 last year.
In PAHANG, Assistant Director of the Mosque and Surau Management Division of the Pahang Islamic Religious Department (JAIP), Nik Ibrahim Nik Abdullah said almost 2,000 mosques and surau throughout the state participated in the Malaysia #QuranHour.
He said he had informed 604 mosques and 1,327 surau throughout the state to join in the Holy Quran reading programme. – BERNAMA