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KUALA LUMPUR: Muslims are urged to take advantage of The World #QuranHour programme, to be aired live on May 13 and during the movement control order (MCO) period, to return to strong moral values as demanded by the Quran, especially in terms of human relations. 

Yayasan Warisan Ummah Ikhlas chairman Datuk Hussamuddin Yaacub, in calling for this, believes an appreciation for the Quran in these times gives the right opportunity for Muslims to inculcate the reading habit of the Holy Book and to practise its teachings in their daily lives. 

“With World #QuranHour, we hope to make an impact by making us realise the beauty of the Quran and how it is a guide for the living and for the afterlife. 

“Muslims who observe the teachings of the Quran will find their own characters and values transforming and this will have an impact on interpersonal relationships. When you are the head of the family, you will be a better one, and when you are a father, you will be a good and responsible parent,” he said when coming on as a guest on Bernama TV’s Ruang Bicara programme last night. 

Hussamuddin said Yayasan Warisan Ummah Ikhlas’ own Quran interaction programme, World #QuranHour 2020: Surah Ar-Rahman Mission, in its fifth year, will be aired simultaneously globally on 20 Ramadan (May 13).  

The campaign will begin from 12 noon to 1 pm, carrying the Surah Ar-Rahman, 55: 1- 78 mission as a solution to revive global harmony through its theme, “Reboot Global Harmony”.

The campaign also invites Muslims worldwide to set aside an hour of their time to focus on Quran recital. 

“It is different this year as the focus is done from our homes and offices, but at the same time, we must ensure social distancing is practised. We want to liven our homes with Quran recital,” he said. 

Meanwhile, Yayasan Warisan Ummah Ikhlas chief executive officer Marhaini Yusoff said the foundation will distribute 80,000 copies of the Holy Book to Covid-19 frontliners, although only 15,000 copies were initially targeted for distribution.  – Bernama