KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 — The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and the Raja Permaisuri Agong, Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah tonight attended the national-level Maal Hijrah celebrations at Masjid Negara here.
Their Majesties were greeted upon arrival at 6.30pm by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Senator Datuk Seri Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri.
Also present were prime minister’s wife Puan Sri Noorainee Abdul Rahman and Zulkifli’s wife Datin Dr Shereen Mohd Yunos.
The event began with the recitation of the Quran by Ustaz Syukri Ali followed by the recitation of the “yasin, tahlil, doa selamat” as well as year-end and new year prayers by the Grand Imam of the mosque Ehsan Mohd Hosni.
Their Majesties and the congregation then performed Maghrib prayer.
Zulkifli in his speech at the event said the theme for this year’s Maal Hijrah celebrations, “Ummah Rabbani Negara Harmoni” carries an important message that should be appreciated by all especially Muslims in facing the global COVID-19 pandemic.
“Hopefully, we can embody the spirit of Hijrah in the days ahead in the new norm,” he said.
Dr Noor Hisham is 2020 Maal Hijrah figure
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 — Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah has been named as the recipient of the 2020/1442 Hijrah Maal Hijrah Figure award for the national level, tonight.
Sheikh Al-Azhar Al-Syarif, Sheikh Prof Dr Ahmad Tayyib was picked as the International Maal Hijrah Figure.
The announcement was made by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Senator Datuk Seri Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri at a ceremony at the National Mosque, here.
Zulkifli said the selections of the two figures were made for their considerable contributions in upholding Islam at the national and global levels.
In fact, he said both figures had received numerous recognitions at the local and international levels.
The conferments of the awards saw the two figures involved each receiving a medal and a certificate of appreciation.
The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah consented to presenting the awards at the ceremony.
Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah was also present at the ceremony which was also attended by the Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and his wife Puan Sri Noorainee Abdul Rahman.