Held over five days starting May 17, the event saw about 500 participants comprising students, staff members and local residents reciting the Quran for 123 hours.
Teams of seven reciters took turns every hour to lead the readings at the university’s Sultan Mahmud Islamic Centre while others followed wherever they were.
The program was aimed at cultivating a culture of reading and reflecting on the Quran anywhere and anytime.
“It became more meaningful when we learned that the program attracted people of diverse backgrounds. There were children, senior citizens and even the visually impaired,” she said.
A representative from the Malaysia Book of Records later presented UMT with a certificate of recognition at the closing ceremony, which was attended by State Assembly Speaker Yahya Ali.
Source: The Star