30 to represent Brunei-Muara in quarters of Quran reading competition

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THIRTY participants from the Brunei-Muara district have made it to the quarter-finals of the Adult Al-Quran Reading Competition.

According to the chairperson of the judges’ panel, this year’s participants, who are from the district and zone division, were good overall and the judges were pleased with their performances.

“They read well and it was good on their part,” said Hj Amir Hisham Hj Masri.

He urged them to continuously improve their reading despite the good reviews.

“More can be done for your reading, so we would advise you to seek out teachers who can help you improve, especially those who are experienced and talented in reading the Quran,” he said.

A total of 65 participants competed during the two-day event held at Masjid Mohamed Bolkiah in Serusop.

Only those who had earned a score of 75 per cent and above were chosen to represent the Brunei-Muara district and to enter the quarter-finals.

The date for the quarter-finals has yet to be announced.

According to a statement issued by the Mosque Affairs Department at the Ministry of Religious Affairs, the aim of the competition is to attract the interest of people to improve the quality of their Quran reading.

It was also organised to identify fresh talent and to help readers practice reading the Quran in a competitive environment.

Present at the event as the guest of honour was the acting Brunei-Muara district officer, Misle Hj Abdul Karim.

The Brunei Times