Arafah #QuranHour focuses on prostrating to Allah SWT
SHAH ALAM - Karangkraf Media Group will be hosting Arafah #QuranHour tomorrow (July 9) 10am at its main mosque after a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The one-hour programme will be aired on all Sinar Harian digital platforms, themed “Haj Manifests Obedience and Submission of the Soul Towards Piety” and focuses on the recitation of the Quranic verses 18 and 19 from Surah Al-Hajj and verse 15 of Surah Al-Sajdah.
Both of the verses encapsulates the importance of prostrating to Allah SWT as well as teaching that the prostrating movement involves seven parts of the body touching the ground which was a concept of being humble as a servant as well as praising the greatness of Allah SWT.
Warisan Ummah Ikhlas Foundation Chief Executive Officer Marhaini Yusoff said Arafah #QuranHour takes the momentum of the largest gathering of Muslims reciting Surah Al-Sajdah, Surah Al-Hajj and selected verses from the Quran in building the character of a prostrating and obedient servant of God.
“Building the nation’s ‘God centered’ value starts from here as a result of the umrah formulated from the Quran.
“The target group is pilgrim guests, pilgrim alumni and prospective pilgrims from around the world.
“We want to appreciate the spirit of the largest gathering in the world with the hope of bringing the spirit of Hajj.
“Those who have experience and training in performing the umrah are expected to become agents of change in society after returning home,” she said
Meanwhile, Karangkraf Media Group chairman Datuk Hussamuddin Yaacub said the Muslim community needs to practice the values from Surah As-Sajdah and Surah Al-Hajj.
“I am disappointed that our piety level is yet on the desired level and I also feel gutted that in this country, we are obsessing over some other figures other than God.
“I hope the leaders will help the ummah as we are straying further as a community of a nation and Malaysia seems to be facing many challenges as some figures are putting power above God,” he said at Karangkraf studio, today.
During the programme, he invited the Muslim community to dive deeper into the Quran and not only to recite well but to also finish the Quran (khatm) and understand its messages from Allah WT.
Meanwhile, WUIF collaborated with various representatives of Hajj agencies to share Hajj-related content on six series of Road to Arafah #QuranHour programs aired on Facebook World Quran Hour and YouTube QuranHour TV on Tuesday and Thursday from 6pm to 6.45pm, starting June 21.
Among the invited guests for the Road To Arafah #QuranHour were Eiman Travel and Tours Sdn Bhd Managing Director Datuk Mohd Zawawi Yusoh, Tabung Haji Head of Personality Development Sharul Azam, MKM Ticketing Travel and Tours Sdn Bhd Zuhdi Zakaria, Hajj and Umrah Guidance Executive Ahmad Nazmie Omar, Felda Travel Sdn Bhd Datuk Md Daud Che Ngah, Andalusia Travel and Tour Sdn Bhd Executive Chairman and Wira Saujana Travels and Tours Sdn Bhd Habib Syed Naqjamuddin Syed Othman Al-Khered.
All the representatives of the umrah operators and the Hajj Guide from Juara Travel and Tours Sdn Bhd Mohd Hasnil Abu Bakar welcomed the Arafah #QuranHour programme by holding activities to interact with the Quran with their pilgrims at the Arafah field on Wukuf Day.
Arafah #QuranHour was first held in 2016, followed in 2017 and 2018 by mobilising activities to interact with the Quran through reading, understanding and charity on the Day of Wukuf in the field of Arafah, 9 Zulhijah.
However, the programme was paused due to the pandemic in 2020 and 2021.
Arafah #QuranHour recording session was held at Studio F, Karangkraf Group, Shah Alam yesterday (July 8, 2022) with the participation of more than 100 guests consisting of employees of Karangkraf Group, Ideaktiv Sdn Bhd, representatives of hajj operators and invited guests.
The public can follow the #QuranHour Arafah broadcast on Facebook Quran Hour, Sinar Harian and YouTube QuranHour TV from 10am to 11.30am on July 9.
For more information, please visit Quran Hour Facebook, Sinar Harian and YouTube QuranHour TV.