Two qari join Quran competition in Jakarta

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

TWO Bruneian representatives left for Jakarta yesterday to participate in an Al-Quran memorisation competition which will be held from April 17 to April 22.

Irma Mohammad Hazmie Hj Matussin and Muhammad Aqiel Hidayat Hj Zulfa Hidayat will be taking part in ‘The Annual Prince Sultan Bin Abd Aziz Al Saud Competition On the Memorization of the Holy Quran And The Sunnah for ASEAN and Asia Pacific Countries’

A teacher from the Institut Tahfiz Al-Quran Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah (ITQSHHB), Irma Mohammad Hazmie, will be participating in the Memorising 20 Juz (chapters) Al-Quran Category.

Meanwhile, Muhammad Aqiel Hidayat who is a year nine student from the Sultan Hj Hassanal Bolkiah Tahfiz Institute, will be participating in the Memorising 10 Juz Al-Quran Category.

The two representatives were accompanied by delegation manager, Ustaz Muhammad Mat Lazim.

According to Irma Mohammad Hazmie, they have been preparing everyday for a month prior to the competition under the guidance and training of Ustaz Muhammad, who has helped them to practice and improve their memorisation of the Quran.

This is his second time competing in a Quran competition, after having represented the country at the Sixth Kuwait International Quran Memorisation, Recitation and Tajweed Competition in April last year.

InsyaAllah during the competition I will do my best to answer the questions by reciting the verses fluently and hopefully without making any errors,” he said.

Meanwhile, Muhammad Aqiel Hidayat said that he is grateful to be given the opportunity to represent the country at the competition.

“I do feel a bit nervous about competing as there will be a lot of countries competing who will be sending their best, but I will give my best,” he said.

“I also hope that the experience will help me develop my self confidence in performing in front of the public,” he added.

This is his first time ever competing in such a competition.

The delegation is expected to return on April 22.

The Brunei Times