MECCA: More than 1,000 Malaysian haj pilgrims will recite the al-Quran for an hour on Wukuf Day in Arafah, in conjunction with the World and Merdeka #QuranHour campaign on Thursday.
Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki described the campaign as a manifestation for Muslims to stay true to the 3M – membaca (reading), memahami (understanding) and menghayati (appreciating) the al-Quran.
“The significance of this campaign is that it is going to be held in Arafah on the 9th day of Zulhijjah which coincides with Wukuf Day and our 60th Independence Day,” he said when launching the World #QuranHour and Merdeka #QuranHour at Tabung Haji's headquarters at Abraj Al-Janadriyah Hotel here.
Also present were Tabung Haji group managing director and chief executive officer Datuk Seri Johan Abdullah, 1438 Hijrah Malaysian Pilgrim Contingent leader Datuk Syed Saleh Syed Abdul Rahman and some members of the Tabung Haji Board of Directors. — Bernama