| Khal Baharulalam |
TWO Bruneian students will be participating in the Al-Malik Abd Aziz Al-Quran International competition in Mecca for the reading, memorisation and translation of the holy Quran.
The competition will be held from November 15 to 19.
The duo, both students from the Institut Tahfiz Al-Quran Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, will partake in two separate categories in the competition.
Awang Muhammad Zubair bin Haji Zaini will be participating in the 30 Chapters of the Al-Quran category while Awang Muaz Azizi bin Haji Shamsir will be competing the 15 Chapter category.
While Muaz Azizi makes his debut in international competitions, Muhammad Zubair is no stranger to the international level of Al-Quran reading competition, having represented Brunei in the Annual Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Competition on the Memorisation of the Holy Quran and The Sunnah (of the Prophet) of Southeast Asian countries’ in Jakarta in 2010.
Leading the duo will be Awang Haji Hilmi bin Haji Salim, a member of the student body, who will also be coaching them throughout the competition. The entourage will be expected to return on November 25.