| Rokiah Mahmud |
BRUNEI national qariah Dayangku Fauziah Nadhirah binti Pengiran Haji Jofri emerged as the fourth placed winner in the female category at the 61st International Al-Quran Recitation and Memorisation Assembly in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The male category was represented by qari Haji Albi bin Haji Ibrahim.
Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) Dato Seri Setia Haji Abdul Aziz bin Orang Kaya Maharaja Lela Haji Yussof welcomed the national delegation on arrival at the Brunei International Airport yesterday.
Deputy Permanent Secretary (Policy and Religious) at the MoRA Haji Mohd Serudin bin Haji Timbang was also present.
At the international competition, Dayangku Fauziah obtained a mark of 80.25 per cent, bringing home RM15,000, a watch and certificate of participation.
According to Dayangku Fauziah, this was her first international competition and it was a great experience. The competition served as a platform for her to learn more.
“For me, the ASEAN participants were tough competitors where their tarannum were amazing. The way they presented their readings were so wonderful. For me that was a memorable experience. Despite challenges, I performed my best that night,” she added.
Dayangku Fauziah was also the champion at the National Youth Al-Quran Reading Competition and one of the participants for the National Al-Quran Reading Competition for Adults 1440H/2019.
In the Qari category, Malaysia was announced as champion with 93.03 per cent; Algeria in second place (91.75 per cent); Maghribi in third place (89.92 per cent), Iran in fourth place (87.71 per cent) and fifth place went to Singapore (97.55 per cent).
In the Qariah category, the champion also went to Malaysia (87.05 per cent); second place went to Indonesia (84.88 per cent); third place went to Thailand (80.46 per cent); fourth place went to Brunei Darussalam with (80.25 per cent); and fifth place went to the Philippines (77.38 per cent).