Invaluable experience for Brunei contestants

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THE two Bruneian contestants who joined the Quran memorisation competition in Kuwait returned with a wealth of knowledge and experience despite failing to secure any placings.



Organised by Kuwait’s Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, the Sixth Kuwait International Quran Memorisation, Recitation and Tajwid competition saw participation from more than 50 countries.

Hj Idris Hj Aji, a representative of the Brunei delegation to Kuwait, said that they gained a lot of experience despite failing to finish on the podium.

The delegates returned to Brunei last night after attending the six-day competition which began on April 3.

“Our participants gave their best in the competition despite not getting any placing. They learned the importance of tajwid, the recitation, fasahah (clarity of reading) and melody,” he said.



Irma Mohammad Hazmie Hj Metussin, who participated in the memorising 30 Juzu’ (chapters) Al-Quran category said that it was “competitive as most of the participants were really good”.

She added: “Nevertheless I am motivated to learn more and to intensify training to improve myself.”


Ak Muhd Adibul Amin Pg Hj Marjuki, who participated in the reading Al-Quran with melody category expressed similar sentiments.

“The experience obtained is most crucial to make us well prepared in learning more about reciting the Al-Quran especially its tajwid,” he said.


The Brunei Times