Over 2000 people took part in the World #QuranHour programme at Masjid Sultan Idris Shah II (state mosque) in Ipoh on Thursday, June 7.
The programme, held simultaneously worldwide, began at noon. The state mosque’s imam was chosen to recite five verses from Surah al-Hujarat.
The auspicious event was attended by people from all walks of life, including teachers and students from several schools in the state.
The programme was jointly organised by government agencies and non-governmental organisations such as Rumah Ngaji (Perak), Perak State Library Association, Perak State Islamic Department (JAIPk), Perak Education Department and Pertubuhan Wanita Prihatin Perak (PWPP).
The participants learned the meaning of the verses and the whole surah. This was explained by the imam.
Present to support the event were Perak Menteri Besar’s wife Dr Nomee Ashikin Mohammed Radzi and Executive Councillor for Education, Science, Environment, Green Technology and Information, Dr Abdul Aziz Bari.
This year’s World #QuranHour, which fell on the 22nd day of Ramadan, was a campaign to encourage Muslims all over the world to read, understand and apply the values of the Quran in their daily lives. It is a campaign to unite the international Muslim community under the ambit of the Quran.
Similar programmes were held in 10 separate locations within the state.