Join us in a bigger and better World #QuranHour 3.0 that will take place, insha’Allah, during one of the last ten days of Ramadan this year.
World #QuranHour 1
September 11, 2016, sounds like a very long time ago. Memories of things that had happened that year are slowly fading away from our minds.
But the goosebumps and the overwhelming feeling of awe that we felt the moment the entire building went pindrop silent once the emcee announced the commencement of the quiet and collective recitation of the Holy Quran, still vividly live in the memory of those who were then at the Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah (SHAS) Mosque, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).
The inaugural World #QuranHour was a full-house event with approximately 4,000 participants. The House of God was packed, in fact overflowing, with people from all walks of life. They brought along their families, neighbors and friends.
It was early Sunday morning, just one day before the second Eid celebration, the Eid al-Adha on the 9th of Dhulhijjah, in conjunction with the blessed day of Arafah.
The International Islamic University Malaysia was the proud host of the first ever World #QuranHour. The VIPs included prominent politicians, CEOs, ambassadors and celebrities. They all came to recite and contemplate the Holy Quran together with everyone else.
When it was the time for the Solidarity Recitation, the emcee instructed all the 4,000 participants in the Mosque to start reciting the page of the Quran that had been assigned to them.
The entire space instantly went silent. Within five to ten minutes, the Quran was completed about six times collectively.
The similar occasions were also held simultaneously at 650 other locations in Malaysia and in 50 countries across the globe that very same day.
Imagine how many times on that special day the Quran as a whole has been recited in unison and pondered upon by individuals and groups across the globe.
Inspirational addresses on the meaning and importance of reciting, studying and living the Quran were also given. It was a truly humbling experience to see the people make the effort and leave their houses early in the morning and travel considerable distances to the SHAS Mosque – and other mosques and program locations.
It was the eve of Eid, so everyone was also busy making preparations for the festivities. Besides, most participants fasted, since it was the Arafah day.
World #QuranHour 2
The World #QuranHour 2.0 last year, on August 31, 2017, was no different. The program just keeps getting bigger and better.
World #QuranHour 3
The organizers are currently gearing up for a yet better and greater World #QuranHour 3.0 which will be held on June 7, 2018. The prime location will be again the IIUM SHAS Mosque. The time is from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
The programmer, an initiative by the Yayasan Warisan Ummah Ikhlas (YWUI), aims to get more countries and communities on board this annual event.
All are most welcome to become involved on the journey to creating and instilling a culture of reciting, understanding and applying the lessons learned from the Holy Quran in our daily lives as individuals and community members.
In order for the YWUI to be able to monitor and keep track of the World #QuranHour hotspots around the world, we seek your kind cooperation to register your local community online.
All you have to do is head on to www.worldquranhour.com, click “Register Participation Here!”, fill in a simple form and you are ready to participate by organizing the members of your community. Thus, you will become a part of this exciting global phenomenon!
Join us in a bigger and better World #QuranHour 3.0 that will take place, insha’Allah, during one of the last ten days of Ramadan this year. Let us come together and help each other in seeking the pleasure of Almighty Allah thorough His final revealed Book: the Holy Quran.