Level Tilawah Al-Quran
11th - 17th
This year marks the 47th year that the International Level
Al-Quran Reading competition organized and held in PWTC, Kuala Lumpur.
The event was held on September 11th to 17th, 2005, or 7th
to 13th Sya'ban 1426 Hijrah.
If you missed the
47th International Level Tilawah Al-Quran, please click here
for the video archive.
aspiration of the Government to invite readers from other countries
to take part in the Musabaqah finally materialized in 1961. For
the first time, since the Malays embraced Islam and Islam was
declared the official religion of the Malay Sultanate, Malaysia
became the venue of the first International Level Musabaqah.
the Prime Minister, YTM Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra, was away in
London attending the Commonwealth Prime Ministers Conference,
his deputy, the late Tun Abdul Razak Hussein, stood in his place
to welcome the 11 readers from Brunei, Philippines, Indonesia,
Thailand, Sarawak (before joining Malaysia) and Singapore.
his address, the late Tun Abdul Razak said, "The Musabaqah could
be a means to strengthen the relations between Malaya and other countries.
It is for this purpose that the Government of Malaya organizes this
also said that the Government of Malaya would continue to promote the
reading of the Holy Quran. At the same time courses in learning and
memorizing the Quran would also be organized. The National Mosque, which
was under construction at that time, would be the center for those purposes.
His words finally became a reality when an institute for understanding
the Quran was set up in Kuala Lumpur.