| Hakim Hayat |
MUSLIM converts were reminded that comprehension of the Islamic faith should not only be in name but must also account for daily practice and way of life.
The Annual Al-Quran Reading, Memorising of Holy Verses and Dakwah Songs for New Muslim Converts event, organised (for the 33rd time) by the Islamic and Guidance Conservation Section, Islamic and Conversion Guidance Unit, Islamic Dakwah Centre, was officiated yesterday by the centre’s Acting Director Hjh Siti Azizah binti Hj Musa.
In her speech, the guest of honour also urged converts to continuously build their knowledge in Islam and advised them never to be hesitant in asking questions when in doubt and fill their lives with religious activities.
She also urged converts in the Sultanate to not only read the Al-Quran but also understand or comprehend its contents and meanings.
Some 18 individuals and four groups took part in the five categories of yesterday’s event themed “Al-Quran, Source of Salvation for Now and the Hereafter”, which covered Al-Quran reading, the memorising of holy verses as well as the Dakwah song competition for both male and female participants. The event among others aimed to strengthen Islamic teachings and values as the faith of new Muslim converts in the country.
The Al-Quran reading category winners (male and female respectively) were Muhammad Nabil Hafizzudin bin Abdullah Hussin @ Ampeling Anak Husin and Siti Nur Afiqah binti Muhammad Asnawi @ Bong Vick Mei.
Meanwhile, the memorising of holy verses category was won by Muhammad Haziq bin Sanif and Siti Nur Syahirah binti Muhammad Asnawi @ Vanessa Anne Bong.
The Wardatul Muslimah group won the Dakwah song competition with their performance entitled “Never Forget”.
The guest of honour also presented the winners with their prizes at the end of the event.