Malaysia #QuranHour strengthens Muslims' faith in AllahMOHD ISKANDAR OTHMAN
SEBERANG JAYA - The Malaysia #QuranHour 2023 is expected to spark a boost in spirit, raise efforts and strengthen faith in Allah.
Penang Mufti Datuk Seri Dr Wan Salim Wan Mohd Noor said the event can further increase the community's understanding and practice of the contents of the Quran.
He said during the programme themed 'Pemuda Merdeka, Pemimpin Abrar', there will be three chapters to be recited, understood and practised by the community especially the youths.
"The youths of today are the leaders of tomorrow. Let us take a lesson from the story of Prophet Ibrahim who in his teen had developed a highly noble character, spoken politely and remained his manners even when talking to his father who was an idol worshipper.
"Prophet Ibrahim had used his mind wisely to find the truth and search for the real God of the universe," he said at the Malaysia #QuranHour 2023 programme held at the Sembilang Mosque today.
Also present at the ceremony were Seberang Jaya assemblyman Izhar Shah Arif Shah and Rumah Ngaji Penang chairman Mohd Taufek Abdul Rahman.
The event which kicked off at 8.30am was attended by over 500 participants including those from 66 Rumah Ngaji in the state.
Salim also called on Muslims regardless of age to revive their spirit to build a community that firmly adhered to the principles and teachings of Islam.
"Let us follow the example of the young men of Ashabul Kahfi who defended their faith by fighting against a tyrannical king, so they were saved and raised in rank by Allah SWT.
"Let us also take a lesson from the heinous morality of the young men who killed the camels in the story of Prophet Saleh which resulted in tremendous thunders and earthquakes that destroyed the settlement of al-Hijr of the Thamud people," he added.
The Malaysia #QuranHour took place in conjunction with the 66th National Day celebration bringing the mission of Surah Al-Fatihah, Surah Al-Insan and Surah Al-Asr.
The premier execution of Malaysia #QuranHour will be at the Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque in Putrajaya from noon to 1pm on Aug 30 and it will also be held in several key locations in the country.