Tuesday, September 8, 2009

To utilise the time.

Winners of Quran contest receive prizes
Rasidah H A B
WINNERS of the Memorisation and Understanding of Al-Quran Competition held in conjunction with Nuzul Al-Quran Celebration (revelation of Al-Quran) was announced last night in a ceremony to commemorate the event at the International Convention Centre, Berakas.Prizes were presented by His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam.Four categories were contested in the competition which required contestants to memorise and understand selected Quranic verses.
The competition also saw the first memorisation and understanding of Quranic verses competition for contestants from MABIMS (Religious Ministers of Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore) member countries.Category A was for participants aged 10 and below whereby each contestant was required to memorise seven surah, including short Quranic verses from Surah Ad-Dhuha to Surah Quraisy and the understanding of Surah Al-Ghasyiyah.
This category was won by Mohd Hanafi Mohd Sallehhuddin, while Nur Aliyah Syazwani Hj Maidin and Mohd Iman Hakim Zulkifli were the first and second runners-up respectively.Category B required participants aged 10 to 15 to memorise eight surah and understand the Surah Ar-Rahmaan.
Nurhamizah Jasni emerged as the winner for Category B whereas first runner-up went to Lina Masyfarat Hj Abdul Wahab, while Ahmad Rusdi Hj Mohd Salleh took third place.For Category C and D, the format differed slightly from last year's competition whereby for this year, both categories saw an addition in the number of juz to memorise.Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Jawatan Luar Pekerma Raja Dato Seri Utama Dr Ustaz Hj Md Zain Hj Serudin explained that this addition is aimed at increasing the contestants' achievement in Al-Quran memorisation.
He added: "Only slight changes are made to Category A and B, in accordance to their age and ability."In Category C, which was opened to all age groups, contestants had to memorise 13 juz, from juz 1 to 13 and understand the third juz.
Category C was won by Aqilah Hj Ayub, while Mohd Abu Hurairah Ariffin and Siti Nuraniza Yusof were the first and second runners-up respectively.The final category, Category D was also open to all age groups. Contestants had to memorise 28 juz and possess understanding of juz 15. Ak Khairul Ikhwan Pg Alit was declared winner for Category D.First runner-up was Ahmad Khairul Anwar Hj Ahmad, while third place went to Mohd Fikri Hj Serbini.The final round of the competition was held on August 15.Meanwhile the competition for contestants from the MABIMS was held on September 3.The category for the competition included memorising 30 juz from Al-Quran and understanding juz 15 for those aged between 23 to 27.
This year, a total of four participants registered for the competition, each representing their own country under MABIMS.This category was won by Abdullah Hadi Man Sidi from Malaysia, while Yusiri Asbul from Brunei and Nining Cucu Jubaidah from Indonesia were first and second runners-up respectively. The Brunei Times.

Salam, good day. How's your Ramadhan? Hopefully Ramadhan will keeps you and your family in good shape. Last Sunday I attended a function to marks the revelation of the holy Quran at ICC. However the quality of the pictures I took was not up to the standard *due to low battery and forgot to bring along the flash, my appologise and will never do it again*. For the last few days, the weather condition is hazy and hot. Oooh, this is not good for our health. The best precaution is to take your supper meal 'sahur', of course to drink more water in order to prevent dehydration during the daytime. Ramadhan al-Karim:)

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