Bruneians depart for int’l Quran reading competition

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A THREE-MAN Bruneian delegation left for Morocco yesterday to participate in the Mohammed VI International Award of Psalmody of the Holy Quran.

Representing Brunei Darussalam as the sole competitor is 17-year-old Muhamad Yusrun Hj Jahari, who expressed his appreciation for being selected to compete in the 10th edition of the competition.

“Preparation took a little over two weeks, but InsyaAllah, I feel that I am prepared and ready to take on the competition,” he said.

Muhamad Yusrun is a seasoned competitor on the local Quran reading competition scene, and the Mohammed VI International Award of Psalmody competition is his second international competition.

“I hope that youth are able to read and practice the teachings found in the Quran so they may develop a great love for it,” said the Year 11 student from the Institut Tahfiz Al-Quran Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah on how he hopes to inspire others his age to participate in competitions of the same nature.

The competition is scheduled to begin tomorrow, with Muhamad Yusrun expected to recite two and a half juzu’ (chapters) from memory and another two_ juzu’ _to be read with taranum (melody).

Leading the delegation is a member of the teaching staff from the ITQSHHB, Pg Hj Amiruddin Hj Damit, while Ustaz Hj Termizi Mahmod is part of the delegation to promote guidance to Muhamad Yusrun.

Last year, the Brunei delegation failed to place in the top three of the ninth edition of the competition but managed to secure a top 10 position.

The Brunei Times